ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
MLA inaugurates Gompa
TAWANG, Jan 29: Lumla MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, who is currently
on a four-day visit of his constituency, inaugurated a Gompa at Pamaghar today.
Addressing a huge gathering at Kudung and Pamaghar, Tashi to maintain peace and
be a part of developmental activities. He said that all should be a part of the nation
building process and benefits of which should percolate equally to the bottom. He
further requested the people of his constituency to abstain from alcoholism, hunting,
gambling and other social evils. A clean environment, he said, is the best gift we
can give to our children and future generations. We must protect our environment
for the well being of all sentient beings, he said.
Tashi accompanied by Mika Nyori, ADC Lumla and HoDs of Lumla sub-division and public
leaders will be visiting Sakpret, Thongleng, Sakyur, Thrillam and Mangnam villages.
Release state’s share of SSA : ANYA
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in a representation to
Chief Minister has appealed for immediate release of outstanding state’s share under
SSA to the tune of Rs eighty eight crore seven lakhs thirty eight thousand. ANYA
claimed that due to non-payment of teachers and various other staffs working under
SSA Rajya Mission are facing serious problem.
If the state share is released, then salaries of many employees of SSA can be paid
on time, association stated.
Ph.D degrees to Ongong and Das
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Padmawati Ongong has qualified for the award of Degree of Philosophy
(Ph.D) for his thesis “Premchand Ke Moolyankon Mein Kamal Kishore Goyanka Ka Yogdan”.
Naba Kanta Das has qualified for the award of Degree of Philosophy (Ph.D) for his
thesis “Chandra Kanta Aur Indira Goswami Ke Upanyason Ka Tulnatmak Adhyayan”.The
degree will be conferred to them at the next convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University.
Drive against tinted vehicle windows conducted
ZIRO, Jan 29: The Third round of the drive against dark tinted films on vehicle window
glasses was conducted by the district administration in and around Hapoli town today.
The 1st and 2nd phases of the drive under the aegis of the Deputy Commissioner of
Lower Subansiri yielded a lot of appreciation from the general public as it led to
an heightened awareness of the traffic rules and regulation among the drivers.
Vehicles without valid papers were also checked during the drive and 175 numbers
of vehicles were imposed fine for violation of MV Acts. Many of the violators of
the traffic rules are riders of two wheelers. An amount of Rs 40100 was realized
as fine from the defaulters during the checking drive, according to an official
Deshbakti Kavi Sammelan at Kuporijo VKV
DAPORIJO, Jan 29: VKV Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri district organized a Deshbakti Kavi
sammelan on Jan 28. Selected students from Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Si-Donyi Public
school, Vivekananda Public school, Abotani English Medium Residential school, Govt.
Rijo Middle school and VKV Kuporijo participated in the kavi sammelan and recited
self-composed poems on Desh Bakti. Earlier, a school level kavi sammelan was organized
in respective school from January 21.
Speaking on the occasion, Daporijo district research officer Dr. B. Paul advised
the student community to have patriotic feeling in their mind. He also appreciated
the students for their self composed poems.
Earlier A. Krishnan, Principal, VKV, Kuporijo urged the students to take interest
in literary activities in order to enrich and expand their horizon of knowledge.
The whole programme was coordinated by J. B. Jadhav and Pankaj Kumar, teachers of
Training on IDSP for medical staff organized
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: One Day Training on Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP)
for Medical Officers and Paramedical staffs was organized by District Surveillance
Unit (DSU), Upper Subansiri District, Daporijo at District Hospital Conference hall
Discussion on the importance of disease surveillance and the role of Medical Officers
and Paramedical staffs in early detection of any type of disease outbreak were held.
A mass interaction between the participants and resource persons was also held during
The Training was conducted in the presence of Dr. T Dulom, I/c DMO, Daporijo. Resource
Persons of the Training were Dr. T Nayam, DSO, G Digbak, Epidemiologist, Punam Doyom,
Data Manager. The IDSP training was attended by 65 participants.
DFP organizes H&FW awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The Ziro unit of Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Govt of
India organized a rally as part of the on-going special awareness campaign on health
and family welfare at Bulla village in Lower Subansiri district today.
Resource persons from local health department highlighted on Janani Suraksha Karyakaran,
Janani Suraksha Yojna, Malaria and immunization against various diseases in a meeting
held after culmination of the rally.
A quiz competition on various health and family welfare related topics was organized
among the Govt Middle Bulla and winners were awarded attractive prizes.
Similar programmes were also organized by DFP at Siiro in Lower Subansiri and Kokila
at Papum Pare district.
Senior GB beaten up
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The miscreants on Monday night beat up senior Gaon Burah of Sangkeng
village under Namphai II area and injured him. According to the sources, cadres belonging
to an underground asked the Gaon Burah to arrange for meat and drinks.
The old person expressed his inability stating that it was already late and majority
of shops had closed by then. This infuriated the cadres and they thrashed Gaon Burah.
Meanwhile, women group from Miao area lodged an FIR against cadres of NSCN (IM) at
Miao police station today claiming that they had beaten up Gaon Burah. While talking
to this daily officer in charge of Miao Police Station informed that they have received
written complaint from women group and will act accordingly to it.
Arun Dairy resumes sale of packet milk
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Pasteurized milk packets of Arun Dairy will be available in some
selected milk sellers in the Capital Complex from tomorrow onwards.
The milk processing plant was shut for maintenance and replacement of some of the
machineries of the plant.
Fire gutted three houses
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Three houses along with properties worth lakhs of rupees were gutted
down in a fire accident at Koto village, East Kameng District on January 26 last.
However, there were no human causality and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained,
informed East Kameng Middle Zone Students’ Union.
The union appealed to the district administration for immediate spot verification
and provides adequate relief materials to the Koto fire victims. It also appealed
to the organizations and NGOs to come forward to help the victims.
RGU faculty to participate in Intl conference
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Dr. Boa Reena Tok, Assistant Professor, Department of Education,
Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) will present a paper titled, “Perspective of Emerging
Integrating Technology (ICT) in Learning and Teaching” in the 2nd International Conference
on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT 2013) to be held on February 2 and
3, 2013 in Hong Kong, China organized by IACSIT and International Journal of Information
and Education Technology (IJIET). ICEIT 2013 aims to provide a high level international
forum to bring together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from institutions,
industrials and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements,
and discus the advancement in the fields of Educational and Information Technology,
Sub-division level volleyball tourney begins at Lumla
TAWANG, Jan 29: The Sub-Division Level Volleyball Tournament, Lumla began at at Old
General Ground today.
Inaugurating the tournament, Lumla ADC Mika Nyori advised the participating teams
to maintain fair play and sportsman spirit. He expressed happiness over the enthusiasm
shown by the teams and audiences alike.
Lumla CO Tashi Dhondup, HODs of the sub-division and public leaders were also present
at the opening ceremony.
Ten teams are participating in the tournament organized by the Sub-Division Administration,
Lumla and supported by Dept. of Sports and Youth Affairs.
The inaugural match was played between Kharteng Village Govt Higher Secondary School,
Lumla in which the latter defeated the former.
DAPF threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The Damin Area People Forum (DAPF) has reiterated its demand
for action against Damin block BDO alleging his involvement in fund embezzlement
under BADP project, MGNREGA and Hariyali scheme etc.
Claiming that its demand for action against the BDO for his alleged involvement in
misuse of fund had been ignored by the authorities concerned, the Forum threatened
to launch aggressive movement in the form of peaceful dharna in front of the office
of the RD minister, if its demand is not fulfilled by the minister within ten days.
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: All Banderdewa Circle Anti-Corruption Youth Forum has conducted
social service at Tiger Lake, Karsingsa recently.The volunteers clean the lake and
its surrounding and tourist lodge.It demanded the tourism department for immediate
maintenance of the project.
National voters day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The national voter’s day was celebrated on 25th of this month at
ERO office campus, Sagalee. Additional deputy commissioner Sagalee, Chukhu Talar
along with Hage Taker, principal government higher secondary school Sagalee was present
on the occasion.
In his address ADC Talar spoke in length about the importance of national voter’s
day. During the day electoral roll of 15th Sagalee assembly constituency was displayed
to the public and voter’s identity card along with badge were issued to the newly
ABYA foundation day
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: All Bassarnallo Youth Association celebrated its first youth foundation
day at government middle school Bassarnallo recently.
Papum Pare district DDSE TT Tara attended the function as chief guest and laid down
the union’s foundation stone. He advised the youth to devote in the study and also
urged the GBs and public to cooperate with the youth.
He also advised them to preserve flora and fauna of the area.
ZPM Nabam Eka also urged the people to support the youth for area development.
ABYA President Tarh Laniang read out the ABYA preamble and its bye laws.
Earlier, the members of the association also conducted mass procession.
198 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Tuki reiterates commitment to develop interior areas
NYAPIN, Jan 29: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today reiterated the commitment of his
government to develop interior areas of the state at par with other progressive parts.
Visiting Nyapin, a remote administrative center in Kurung Kumey district today, he
said government will deliver its best efforts to develop not only Nyapin sub-division
but every interior and remote administrative centers across the state for over-all
development and welfare of each and every household.
Addressing a mammoth party rally here, he announced Rs 2 crore for infrastructure
development of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC)’s office and Rs 1 crore for
construction of a community hall.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by Nyapin MLA Bamang Felix, the Chief Minister
assured to sanction funds to the tune of Rs 5 crore for blacktopping of the Nyapin-Sangram
road to make it all-weather worthy. In the first phase he assured Rs 2 crore for
it by March next. Of the 38 km, 12 km of the said road has already been black-topped
under the initiatives of the local legislator.
To another appeal for construction of a road from Nyapin to Jamin – the proposed
district headquarters of the new district to be carved out of Kurung Kumey, the Chief
Minister said it will be taken up on priority under NLCPR during the next financial
year. The road is proposed to connect Nyapin and Jamin via Laba, Panung, Leyang and
Asserting that his government is committed to exploit sporting potentials of local
youths, the Chief Minister announced a sum of Rs 1 crore to develop the playground
of the Government M E School at Sango.
During the INC Rally, at least 24 anchal samiti members and one ZPM of the NCP joined
the Congress in tandem with the local MLA, who had merged into INC along with his
four NCP colleagues on October 8 last year.
Welcoming the merger, Pradesh Congress Committee President and Rajya Sabha MP Mukut
Mithi said it was a homecoming ceremony that proves the credibility of INC in this
frontier state. Mithi appealed his party cadres to re-dedicate themselves in strengthening
the party from the grass root level in every assembly segment of the state. Keeping
an eye on the forthcoming panchayat, parliament and assembly elections, the party
president said Congress will come back to power with a thumping majority and for
which every party worker will have to gear up from now to ensure it.
Taking note of the importance of education, the Rajya Sabha MP assured to sanction
Rs 15 lakhs for infrastructure development of the Nyapin Govt Higher Secondary School.
On the other hand, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, who is also eyeing to come back for
a second term from Arunachal West, announced another Rs 15 lakhs from his MPLAD for
construction of a bridge over River Kidding that would connect upper and lower Nyapin.
The INC rally was also addressed by APCC Vice President Tatar Kipa, who was the Chief
Patron of the rally, MLA Bamang Felix, prominent social activist and AICC member
Tadar Yadir and District Congress Committee President Tarh Lejik.
Also present on the occasion were MLAs Tani Loffa, Techi Kaso and Markio Tado, Political
Secretary to CM Bamang Tago, APYC President Tadar Niglar, , leaders of frontier wings
Earlier on Monday, a mega cultural evening was organized to commemorate the maiden
INC rally, which was attended by Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy. At least 42 cultural
troupes from villages across the assembly constituency performed all through the
night to the awe of the visitors. Musical performances by young artistes of ‘Nyishi
Idol’ fame added colour to the evening.
Sanjoy lauded the arrangements made by the local MLA and his supporters in a place
far away from the mainstream.
Earlier, Tuki while addressing a huge gathering of public, panchayat leaders and
officers in a development meeting at Toru, called upon public to give more attention
“Education is the backbone of every developed society and it enlightens life. Good
education helps students build a strong foundation for future success,” he said.
Tuki advised the students to live upto their parents’ expectation by excelling in
While responding one by one to the 25- point memorandum submitted by District Zilla
Parishad Chairperson Nabam Aka, the Chief Minister said that Toru circle is a well
facilitated circle and lot of development have been done here; the only bottleneck
is telecommunication network to which he assured to take up the matter with BSNL
authority for improvement of telecommunication.
Informing that his Govt is giving priority to agricultural and Horticulture sectors
to encourage the farmers and small entrepreneurs, he said that the recently held
Krishi Expo’13 at Itanagar was an small step towards it to boost up the morale of
farmers, cooperative societies, self employed youths and all allied department as
a whole in the entire state.
He informed that a lot of skilled based jobs projects are on the pipeline for educated
unemployed youths of the state and appealed to the youths to utilize their skill
in more productive ventures like tea or rubber plantations.
The Chief Minister also assured to provide Rs 1 crore from SPA to construct the Cold
Storage since horticulture produces like orange, sugarcane, banana and pineapples
get perished before reaching to the markets incurring heavy losses to the farmers.
He asked the agriculture department to look for the feasibility of double cropping
as alternative to traditional one.
To the much applause of GBs present there, he also announced that his Govt has enhanced
the GBs honorarium from Rs 500 to Rs 600 besides other welfare schemes like free
electricity, telephone connection, uniforms etc. Responding to the request for
setting up of a Police Station at Toru Circle the Chief Minister while taking note
of security aspects of the area, assured that a Police Station will soon be set up.
He asked Superintendent of Police Papum Pare to take up matter.
Earlier, Tuki alongwith Parliamentary Secretary Health and Family Welfare Nido Pavitra
and others, upgraded the Health Sub Centre Toru to Primary Health Center and expressed
that public of Toru can avail better medical facilities with the up gradation.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, who accompanied the Chief Minister also addressed
the people and said state Govt has achieved milestone in education scenario in a
very short span of time by bringing five universities in the state and initiating
many other commendable steps in education sector. He appealed to the public to respect
teachers so that they can discharge their duty in a friendlier atmosphere. He also
assured to upgrade Toru Primary School to inter-village Primary School.
Parliamentary Secretary Health and Family Welfare Nido Pavitra, Legislators Tapuk
Taku, Techi Kaso, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu accompanied the CM among
others. (with inputs from DIPRO Yupia)
Pre-recruitment training for Tirap youth
KHONSA, Jan 29: Tirap District Career Counseling Cell (TDCCC) in association with
the 36th Bn CRPF started a month-long ‘pre-recruitment training program’ for entry
into the Constable (GD) in the Central Police Organization (CPO) at Nehru Stadium
About 400 youths from the district under the TDCCC initiatives applied for the post
of Constable (GD) in the forthcoming SSC examination’2013, of which all the candidates
who fulfilled the physical standards, educational qualification and other criteria
would be trained with the expertise from the 36th Bn CRPF. On the first day itself,
more than 80 candidates were shortlisted for the training.
Addressing the aspiring candidates, the Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr. Sachin Shinde
exhorted the youth to work hard with commitment for selection into the CPO. Referring
to the programme, he described it as a rare opportunity where 765 (Male-702+Female-63)
vacancies are meant to be filled up from amongst the candidates of Arunachal Pradesh.
He also advised everyone to keep close contact with the TDCCC for any other vacancy
The Commandant, 36th Bn, CRPF BC Sharma advised the youth to take full advantage
of the training to lead a respectable life in uniformed services. He further assured
all possible help from the CRPF for constructive development of the youth of Tirap
MTV Talent Hunt show
3 Arunachalee students clear 1st round of audition
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Three Arunachalee students currently studying in ITFI College Chandigarh,
namely Wangjing Wangjen (BHSRM student), Pill Biman (BBA student) and Penga Bojir
(B.Sc ATHM student) have been selected for next round of MTV talent hunt show known
as Maruti Suzuki Colors of Youth 2012 season II. The audition for show was held at
Chandigarh group college yesterday and was judged by Subir Malik of Parikarma fame
and actress Isha Koppikar.
Hundreds of students took part in the audition but only six candidates were selected
including three students from Arunachal Pradesh. This was first round of North Zonal
level and 2nd round will be held at New Delhi tomorrow. It will be followed by final
round audition at Mumbai. (Reported by Tage Tajung, Media student of ITFT College,
Panggeng visits fish ladder construction site
YINGKIONG, Jan 29: The Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Law and Justice and
Mariyang-Geku MLA J.K. Panggeng visited the on-going construction site of a fish
ladder at the confluence of Sirang stream and Meytek stream 4 kms away from Katan
CO(HQ) on 28 January last.
Panggeng was accompanied by DC Liyon Borang along with his team of officers comprising
SP, DFO,DVO,DDSE,DFDO,EE (RWD,Yingkiong EE(PWD), Mariyang, AE(PHE) Katan on the occasion.
Sirang and Maytek streams are the tributaries of Yamne river which jointly flow to
the Yamne river. Meytek stream has a steep Water fall which in Adi is called as “SISO
The fishes from below the water fall coming from the Yamne can't come up and cross
the waterfall. Therefore, a channel from above the waterfall is being constructed
to divert some volume of waters to the parallel Sirang stream through which fishes
from the Sirang and Yamne can pass above the waterfall (Siso Dinggo). This is the
first of its kind in Arunachal Pradesh till date and would have a tourist attractions
in future after its completion. The fund is being funded by the State's Fishery Development
department and the scheme is being executed by the RWD, Yingkiong.
Earlier the Deputy Commissioner Borang and his team of development officers organized
a public meeting on various developmental issues at Katan. Borang advised the villagers
not to disturb Survey investigation activities of the executing company for proposed
hydro power projects over Yamne river and appealed the Gao Buras, Youths and Panchayat
leaders to cooperate the circle officer for development and progress of Katan town
in future. The DFO, DDSE, DVO and EE(RWD) also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
DLVMC meeting on Centrally Sponsored Schemes held
DAPORIJO, Jan 29: The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA),Upper Subansiri, Daporijo
conducted a District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DLVMC) meeting here
at the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijto to review the performance of all centrally
sponsored schemes implemented in the district in 2011-2012. The Meeting was chaired
by Gejum Ete, Deputy Commissioner incharge and attended by PRI members, PD DRDA Sode
Potom, EE (RWD) T. Paktung, BDOs of all the CD blocks in the district, AE (PHED),
APOs and officials of DRDA.
Annual Performance Report of Centrally Sponsored Schemes(CSS) for the year 2011-12
was presented by the PHED (Nirmal Bharat Abiyan and Water Supply), RWD (PMGSY) and
Block Development Officers (IAY, Hariyali, IWMP, MGNREGA etc.) of the 9 CD Blocks
(Limeking/Taksing, Nacho, Taliha, Giba, Baririjo, Daporijo, Dumporijo, Puchigeko,),
which were discussed and reviewed.
‘Only if we as implementers of development works under CSS are satisfied with the
work done will the public be satisfied and happy’, said Gejum Ete while giving the
keynote speech during the DLVMC meeting today.
He stressed on the need for maintenance of quality, in works undertaken and added
that it was the duty of each and everyone to monitor the schemes and see that true
achievement takes place at ground level.
PD S. Potom, explaining the aims and objectives of the meeting said that monitoring
was an essential part of development activity and it is through monitoring of works
undertaken that any mistakes or loopholes could be found and corrected. APO (Monitoring)
M. Hai spoke on the importance of timely submission of reports and active participation
of all in the monitoring process. DIPRO
State level training on SJSRY, NULM held
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The two days state level training on SJSRY and the proposed NULM
organized by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Itanagar under sponsorship
of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India concluded
at IGNOU Conference Hall, at Naharlagun today.
Inaugurating the training, Prof. Dipankar Pal, Director, North Eastern Regional Institute
of Science & Technology (NERIST) threw light on the SJSRY and the proposed NULM scheme
said that NERIST has become a centre for short duration vocational training to generate
livelihood for youths of the state.
The inaugural session was followed by the technical sessions conducted by faculty
from Rajiv Gandhi University, NERIST, MSME-DI, Department of Handicraft and Textile,
KVIC, JSS, IIE etc.
Besides the participants from different institutes, departments, organisations and
development functionaries working in urban areas/ sectors of Arunachal Pradesh Professor
N. Kar from Rajiv Gandhi University, R Seth from the MSME-DI, Santanu M. Deka and
Dr. Ratna Bhuyan from IIE were also present in the inaugural session.
Binny Yanga, Social Activist and Dr. Joseph Kuba, Regional Director, IGNOU attended
the valedictory session. Both Yanga and Dr. Joseph viewed that the proposed NULM
would go a long way in creating employment opportunities for the urban youth of the
state. They gave emphasis on skill development and efforts in right direction for
the success of the proposed NULM.
National Girl Child Day celebrated
ROING, Jan 29: The National Girl Child Day was celebrated for the first time at Anganwadi
Training Centre, New Colony Roing on Jan 24 last.
Dr Atlok Yirang, DMO while chairing over the programme has lauded the Deputy Director,
ICDS for initiating the observation of National Girl Child Day for the first time
in the district. He further exhorted the gathering to give equal treatment and facilities
to the girl child and not to differentiate between a boy and a girl child. A properly
educated woman can take necessary care and impart proper education to their children,
he observed. The DMO informed the gathering about the Govt schemes for wellbeing
of women and girl child.
Earlier, Savitri Khamti, Deputy Director, ICDS Roing highlighted the importance of
the day. She exhorted the gathering to give proper guidance and directions to the
girl child adding that today’s woman has a dual role to play in meeting up the various
family problems as well as to shoulder the responsibility in the society.
Taga Tado, Project Director (DRDA), G N Roy, DSP, Moloya Linggi, Secretary of Iniya
Joway Ameway NGO, Supervisors Oyam Jamoh & Jini Mihu also spoke on the occasion.
Among others, Supervisors and Gram Sevika of Roing ICDS Project and 53 Anganwadi
Workers attended the programme. DIPRO
Parl. secy inspects Mamin bridge project
YINGKIONG, Jan 29: Parliamentary Secretary Education, Law & Justice JK Panggeng
inspected the under construction Mamin bridge over Yammey river linking Dalbing village
with Mariyang-Yingkiong road on January 27 last.
Panggeng directed the contractor of the 72 m-long steel bridge to complete it at
the earliest for the benefit of the villagers. Reciprocating Panggeng, the contractor
also reportedly committed in front of the villagers that the construction will be
completed within March 2013.
Responding to a memorandum requesting him to upgrade the Government Primary School,
Dalbing to Middle School, Panggeng assured the villagers to take up the matter with
the State government.
Highlighting the importance of preserving wildlife, Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang
discouraged hunting and killing of wildlife, fishing by using chemicals/poison and
cultivation of opium. He advised them to take interest in cultivation of Horticulture
and Agriculture like Gingger, Cardomom, Orange, Tea plantation which can boost up
the economic condition of the people he added.
Dukkang Pertin, ZPM, Mariyang-Mopom appealed the district administration and civil
supply department to keep buffer stock of ration commodities at Mariyang for the
next rainy season on apprehension that the on-going state-highway road construction
is likely to cause road blockages affecting transportation of such items.
EE(Elect), PD,DRDA, DFO and DIPRO from Yingkiong and SDO, EE(PWD), ZPM Mopom-Mariyang
and other development officers from Mariyang accompanied Panggeng. DIPRO
Topo Gone- A handiwork of a miraculous priest
AALO, Jan 29: No priest of the past and present generation of our society is as
renowned and miraculous as late Kasi Yomcha was, who spent most of his life outside
the home in the jungles, tree tops, bushes, banana grooves, rivers and the roofs
of the houses without food and water to cast his divine magical spell.
The wife of the famous priest, who is the longest surviving woman under Liromoba
Assembly Constituency nearing hundred years, relates the miraculous feats and supernatural
power of her late priest husband. Conversion of rope into snakes, dragging of fishes
from the river at will, piercing the finger to get water out of dry soil and ultimately
taking the shape of tiger for some time creating havoc by killing domestic animals
in Yomcha, Tirbin and Lombi areas were some of the miracles he had performed that
remained a mystery for the tribal people.
It was after some years of isolation that he came back to his hometown, Yomcha with
age telling on him and health severely deteriorating and remained without food and
water for four to five days. It was during this fasting period that the famous Topo
Gone was made by late Kasi Yomcha under the cover of blanket in an unconscious state,
half human and half animal. This unique antique made of local metal depicts ailing
female along with snake and frog surrounding it. It is said that the antique was
at first created with a male along with the female but the male was abandoned due
to bad omen attached to it as most of the thirteen children out of his wedlock with
three wives, especially male use to die and every death in the family and Yomcha
village resulted in the coming of blood drops at Topo Gone. After abandoning the
male Topo Gone, two of the sons survived and the youngest son, Siter Yomcha is a
sought after young priest in the state and he has inherited some of his father’s
power at the very tender age.
Legend says that Topo Gone, an ancestral female damsel was on his marriage journey
and sat on a stone which was in its infant stage despite caution not to do so and
ultimately got stuck there along with the frog and snake that followed them. The
antique which depicts that mythology was created during his ailing period and said
to portray an ailing damsel and late Yomcha got well after the creation and today
the antique is under the custody of the wife of late Kasi Yomcha and whosoever visits
Yomcha make a glance to the historical specimen. But pregnant ladies are always scared
of viewing or touching it fearing of insane and ill health babies under the influence
of ill health female Topo Gone.
Now, the wife of late Kasi Yomcha and the youngest priest son Siter Yomcha are desperate
to get a scheme from the Govt. to erect a safe hall for the Topo Gone for public
viewing and detailed estimate is being prepared to press the Govt. for consideration.
A new trust fund aimed at boosting youth volunteerism has been established with the
goal of transforming the energy of the world's young people into tangible global
development targets, the United Nations has announced.
Launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Volunteers (UNV), the trust
fund will provide the financial foundations for the creation of a youth volunteering
modality which, in turn, will assist governments in the development of their own
national and regional youth volunteer schemes while encouraging thousands of young
people to support peace and development activities worldwide.
Since launching operations in 1971, the UNV programme has deployed more than 7,700
volunteers every year nationally and internationally, with 80 per cent coming from
developing countries, and more than 30 per cent volunteering within their own countries.
The volunteers play key roles in contributing to peace and development in some 130
countries, helping to organize and run local and national elections and supporting
a large number of peacekeeping and humanitarian projects. Overall, UN Volunteers
comprise one third of all international civilians working in UN peacekeeping operations,
according to the UNV website.
However, with the new trust fund in play, UNV voiced hope that it would be able to
build on the current 87 international youth volunteers it already deploys across
Charity done in true sense
Through your esteemed daily I would like to highlight about Arunachal Charity Home
(ACH), Dibrugarh branch [an Arunachal Pradesh based NGO]. One of my cousin brothers
was struggling for his life since 2 months at Dr. Damani Nurshing Home and unfortunately
he breathed last at Arunachal charity Home, Dibrugarh. The members of Arunachal Charity
Home lead by Jobang Modi [Chairman] and Oyin Paron [Vice-Chairman] helped us a lot
and they deserve appreciation for it. Having observed and seen my family’s fight
to save our late brother, the help offered by them was very encouraging.
Both Modi and Paron provided us an ambulance belonging to Arunachal Charity Home
to drop the dead body of my brother late RAM TAYENG from Dibrugarh to our native
village at AYENG in East Siang district on 27th of this month without charging anything.
The Arunachal Charity Home also provided us accommodation facilities to my family
at low rate as compared to normal people, during our stay at Dibrugarh for Late Ram’s
We thank Jobang Modi [Chairman], Oyin Paron [Vice-Chairman] and all the staff of
Arunachal Charity Home, Dibrugarh for helping the poor people in needy time. Further,
I believe and hope that Arunachal Charity Home will keep the same spirit in near
future too and help people who come from different part of Arunachal Pradesh for
medical purpose and so on. Lastly, Modi & Paron you will always remember in soft
corner heart of my families for Evers.
My dear fellow citizens of Arunachal Pradesh, if you face any difficulties/problem
at Dibrugarh specially on Medical Purpose please contact on the following Phone numbers:-
Chairman (ACH) and Vice-Chairman (ACH)