TDBA to organize first state level boxing C’ship in Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Jan 09: Tirap District Boxing Association (TDBA) will organize the first
State Level Senior and Sub-Junior Men Boxing Championship at Khonsa from January
17 to 20.
Fire guts 2 houses
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Two houses were reduced to ashes in a fire incident at Medical Colony,
Seppa today early morning.
Property worth lakhs of rupees were damaged when the raging fire engulfed the houses
that belonged to Nishum Natung and Chabing Natung.
Meanwhile, the Every Concern Citizen of East Kameng has urged the authority concern
to assess the loss and extend immediate relief package to the fire victims.
1 killed during hunting, AMSU demands arrest of accused
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Claiming that one Gyamar Naga/Tama was shot dead by his partner
during a hunting expedition on January 3 last in the forest area of Old Mengio village,
the All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) has sought the intervention of the district
administration to trace out the accused who is on the run since the incident.
In a release, asking the administration to arrest the culprit within 2-3 days it
also demanded to put blanket ban on hunting.
Further stating that the incident was an example of no administration in the area,
it asked the district administration to give stern direction to the CO to stay in
the posting area.
APDA demands inquiry into doctor’s death
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA) has expressed grief
and sorrow after hearing the news that the body of Dr. Okit Peyang (32) has been
recovered on January 7 after 18 days from the day he went missing at Bana.
While appreciating the district administration, police, army, para-military forces,
public and well wishers for making all out effort to find the missing doctor, APDA
appealed to the State Government to conduct a proper inquiry into the circumstances
that led to death of Dr. Peyang.
1 found dead in Dumporijo
Daporijo, Jan 9: One Jelo Nayam aged 35 was found dead in a mysterious condition
near Subansiri River at Dumporijo today morning.
Being informed, Dumporijo police rushed to the spot and recovered the body from the
bank of the river.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the deceased have lodged a complaint with Dumporijo police
station against a suspect.
The body has been sent for postmortem and the cause of the death can only be ascertained
after post mortem report, Dumporijo OC said.
Meanwhile, police launched investigation.
Third DLMC meeting held at Longding
KHONSA, Jan 9: The 3rd District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting of Longding
District was held in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Longding on
January 7. The Committee held discussion on the progress of various schemes under
SPA, NLCPR, DoTCL, ACA, BADP, PM’s Package and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes
pertaining to Longding District.
The Chairman of the DLMC Repo Ronya briefed about the importance of the DLMC meeting.
He told the work departments to attend such meeting whenever it is called for.
He also suggested to form committees including the Deputy Commissioner himself and
other departments for physical inspection of such project in the site during the
holidays ie. Saturday and Sunday to physically assess the progress instead of discussing
on papers. He urged the work department to complete the projects in the given time
and also told the departments to keep him informed about the local issues and problems
while implementing the projects.
Administrative Officers, ZPMs, EE WRD Longding/ Tirap EE RWD Longding/Tirap, AEs
RWD/WRD/Power/PHED ) and DPO i/c Longding attended the meeting. DIPRO
IPC, group discussion on NRDWP held
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Interpersonal Communication (IPC) and group discussion to generate
awareness among villagers about National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) were
organized by PHE Department, Aalo supported by Assembly Youth Congress Committee,
Rumgong at Molo covering four villages namely Hio, Molo, Dupu and Row.
Attending the programme, Toni Ette, EE, PHE, Aalo briefed the villagers on proper
sanitation and good health and hygiene practices to prevent various water borne diseases.
He requested the Panchayat leaders to organize such awareness programmes from time
to time for the welfare of the villagers.
Rumgong AYC president Tarut Pari and Payum anchal chairperson Yaki Taring thanked
PHED for organizing the awareness campaign in those remote villages.
Training on departmental coordination
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: A two days workshop on Inter Departmental Coordination and Effectiveness
began today at ATI, Naharlagun.
It is being attended at 12 nos of senior level officers from various line departments
in the rank of AEs/EEs/DDs/JDs/Directors representing 10 departments.
Speaking on the occasion, secretary corporation/labour Garima Gupta called on the
participants to work in close coordination for effective delivery of public service.
Resource persons for the programme include Director, higher and technical education,
Dr Joram Begi, SP, PHQ Hibu Tamang, Director, Training, Pema Tsetan and Director,
NIT, Yupia Dr CT Bhunia.
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: An orientation programme for the newly recruited Assistant Professors
will be organized at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall here on January 16 next.
ZAYF pleads for bank’s security measures
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Pointing out that the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Yachuli branch
which was looted off Rs. 8, 28, 020 on Jan 7 last do not have any CCTV installed
and no security provision in its premise, the Ziro-II Anticorruption Youth Forum
(ZAYF) has asked the Lower Subansiri DC to direct the bank officials to provide CCTV
and security personnel in the bank branch.
In its letter, it said, it would have been easier for the police to trace out the
culprits involved in the loot if the bank had CCTV installed.
DCU demands eviction of encroachers
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: East Kameng District Cooperative Union (DCU) has demanded immediate
eviction of illegal encroachment of land allotted to Co-operative /LAMPS of East
Due to illegal encroachment of land by unauthorized persons, the co-operative/LAMPS
are facing problem in re-operating and renovation of old co- operatives/LAMPS and
construction of new co-operative stores etc, the DCU’s memorandum submitted to the
East Kameng the Deputy Commissioner, said. While demanding immediate restoration/renovation
of old co-operative/LAMPS within the district, the memorandum said that due to irregular
rates of PDS items, people of East Kameng are facing lots of problems which has affected
day to day life of general public.
The DCU also demanded to vacate all the illegally occupied quarters belonging to
the Department of Cooperative to accommodate its own staff, who are staying at rent
houses, tourist lodges etc.
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The Apatani Students’ Union (ASU) has alleged Ziro Division Power
Department of indulging in pick and choose policy while carrying out electricity
disconnection in Ziro/Hapoli area.
In its seven days ultimatum given to the Superintending Engineer for maintaining
uniformity in the disconnection, it said, “it has been revealed from the RTI document
that many of the bureaucrats as well as HOD’s government quarters have heavy outstanding
bills, yet they were not included in the list of the houses for electricity disconnection’
adding that it will resort to democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled.
NCP for early development of infra
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh has appealed
to the authority concerned of East Kameng district to start developing infrastructure
for the Polytechnic College and VKV School under Chayangtajo assembly constituency.
Lamenting that infrastructure development activity for the two educational institutions
has not been started even after completion of all formalities, the party’s state
general secretary Barish Bagang urged the authority to immediately start construction
activities for the betterment of the students of the district in particular and state
as a whole.
Sanitation prog launched at Darak
AALO, Jan 9: Individual Household Latrine scheme under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)
was launched in whole of Darak Circle through a demonstration-cum-distribution of
materials at Darak Camp under overall supervision of the Circle Officer, Lijum Ete
It was through his coordination with PHE &WS and support from PRI leaders that the
scheme could be initiated in a massive scale at one go. The demonstration was done
by Er. Konya Lollen, JE, PHE & WS, who imparted the technical know-how. On the occasion,
CO Darak, enlightened the public about the benefits of good latrine facility and
urged them to complete the construction of individual latrine by the end of February
month. He issued an executive order for timely completion of the scheme and directed
all HGBs, GBs and Bango Secretary to monitor the progress of the scheme.
It was also the first major initiative for the present PRI members under the leadership
Chairperson Yayir Boje. The public appreciated the efforts of Circle Administration,
PHE &WS, PRI leaders and assured that they would timely complete the scheme. DIPRO
Need of the hour is action, says CS
ZIRO, Jan 9: “The need of the hour is action; plans should not be confined to the
boardrooms. It should be implemented in the respective fields”, said state’s chief
secretary H K Paliwal while interacting with the HoDs of all the departments of
Lower Subansiri district today. The CS was at Ziro to take stock of the various
developmental activities and schemes sponsored by the state as well as the central
Citing Ziro as a future tourist hotspot he stressed on speeding up the construction
of ALG at Old Ziro. “This would bring about all round economic development to the
district, as the inflow of tourist would increase. Medical emergencies can also be
dealt efficiently and timely”, he added.
Expressing concern on the prevailing practice of absenteeism by some teachers, he
advised the DDSE to make routine as well as surprise inspections and deal strongly
with the erring teachers.
He stressed on 100 per cent survey, billing and clearance of outstanding electricity
bills of private consumers. “Power theft should be positively reported and dealt
strongly with,” he said.
He stressed on collaboration between the Agriculture and WRD department to draw up
an irrigation plan in Ziro plateau to encourage multiple or double cropping. He stressed
on adoption of Community fencing wherein a group of agriculture land owners can collectively
erect fencings with assistance from the govt. to keep away animals from destroying
the crops/vegetables etc.
Ziro can be the vegetable bowl of the state, he added.
He also informed that Rs 3744 lacs has been sanctioned under Ministry of Urban Development
for Construction of Road network and Parking places at Ziro and implored upon the
concerned authority to immediately start planning and expressed hope to see new and
better roads in Ziro-Hapoli township in future.
Citing example of houses being built by UD Dept under IAY scheme in Roing in just
1.05 lacs, he exhorted the officers present to be creative and innovative and make
optimal use of the funds allotted.
The departments of Labour and Employment and Industries were advised to follow up
skill development programs initiated by the govt. and encourage the youths to take
up self employment. Craft centers under Textile and Handicraft dept. should be proactive
in training for self employment. The dept should be in touch with the trainees through
a continuous feedback process and guide them.
“Justify the salary that you draw by giving service to the people. We are the chosen
few by god to serve the people”, Paliwal added and appealed all the HoDs to work
sincerely and devotedly to speed up the development process in the state. The meeting
was also attended by Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobin.
Later he visited the District Hospital and interacted with the doctors and nurses
on duty and assured an ambulance for the hospital. He also visited the site for the
construction of the mini-secretariat and the ALG. DIPRO
3-day eye surgery camp begins
AALO, Jan 9: Altogether 400 eye patients have registered their names for the check-up
and treatment on day one of the three days free eye screening cum surgery camp
at District Hospital Aalo today. The eye surgery camp is being organized by Lok
Sabha Youth Congress and Assembly Youth Congress, 31-Aalo East in collaboration with
R.K. Mission Hospital, Itanagar. Many more patients are likely to turn up for camp
that will continue up to January 11.
Speaking on the occasion, Higam Ango, ZPM, Aalo East appreciated the effort of the
Youth Congress for launching such an important programe to take medical benefits
to the doorsteps of the needy villagers who cannot afford to go outside for treatment.
She exhorted the doctors, paramedical staff and nurses to give their services to
people and patients to avail the services rendered by doctors who have come all the
way for their benefits. Most of the rural villagers are prone to eye ailments due
to their traditional practice of cooking and sitting in the fire place most of the
time and providing spectacles, treatment and surgery free of cost is a noble gesture,
Gedo Kato, DCC President and ZPM Kamba laid emphasis on post operation precautions
that may lead to problems and appreciated the endeavour of RK Mission Hospital for
organizing such camps from time to time at Aalo for the services of the people.
Nirmal Khadkar, LYC General Secretary and in-charge of West Siang disclosed that
motive behind organizing the camp is to reach out to needy eye patients and provide
spectacles free of cost to needy persons below poverty line who cannot afford it.
Monya Kamduk, President LYC Congress & AYC 31-Aalo East dwelt at length on aims and
objectives behind the camp and termed it as an effort on the part of youth to come
out for the cause of ailing eye patients and motivate the youth force of the district
to divert their youthful energies in social reconstruction and welfare measures.
PPA against privatization of education & health sectors
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Claiming that more than 90 per cent of the public depend on services
provided by Govt. run schools, colleges and University and in health sector, the
PPA today opposed the entry of private players through MoU/MoA in both the sectors.
“The policies of the ruling Govt. to enter into MOU/MOA with private players is a
dangerous trend with negative ramifications. The so-called private public partnership
policy framed without public debate and discussion were aimed at benefiting few policy
makers and few capitalists from the wider society,” the party said.
Laeta Umbrey the Chief Ministerial Candidate of PPA stated that his party if comes
to power in 2014 Parliament and Assembly Elections would thoroughly review the existing
policy on education and health.
Apprehending the commercialization of the two sectors, Umbrey also pointed towards
increasing instances of “selling of degree certificates in other states and also
the unfortunate trends by scrupulous elements in medical field wherein the public
health is converted into sickness and sickness into industries.”
Emphasizing and lauding the role of missionaries run by Christians, Hindus, Buddhists
and NGOs and souls in spreading the wings of education and better health care facilities,
Umbrey expressed the need for establishment of many other such socially and spiritually
motivated institution in various parts of the state.
Govt eager to help the genuine NGOs: Tuki
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Arunachal Pradesh has been witnessing mushrooming of NGOs (registered
and unregistered) but only few of them are genuinely working for the cause of the
people. The state government was always willing to help NGOs working for the development
of society and its people, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said.
Addressing the second foundation day of the Changtum Butte Charitable Society (CBCS)
at Nyokum Lapang here this afternoon as a chief guest, Tuki expressed his satisfaction
over the assorted activities especially in promotion of socio-cultural activities
in the Capital Complex taken up by the CBCS within a short span of time and assured
to extend all possible help from his end.
“A voluntary organisation formed to bring positive changes in people’s life. We must
not form it to harm anyone and impede developmental activities,” Tuki said, adding
not only Govt but many individual and organisation would voluntarily chip in to help
any NGOs genuinely working for the people.
Advocating popularisation of indigenous dialect, dance form, hymns and folklore as
some of the ways to preserve traditional values, the CM disclosed that many foreign
tourists visit the state to witness how deep rooted Arunachalees are to their age-old
culture and tradition and others for research purpose. Thus culture tourism could
be promoted in state’s interest, he added.
Strike a fine balance between maintaining tradition and modernity, suggested Lok
Sabha (West) member Takam Sanjoy and added, “We need to strike a balance between
our tradition and the changing times. We also need to contemplate on finding a way
so that both flourish hand in hand for them to survive for the posterity.
Earlier, CBCS secretary Khyoda Tanik dwelt at length on works undertaken by the organisation
in the last few years.
Bhuya (a form of dance), rikkam pada, indigenous songs from renowned singers, group
dance from various communities and release of the calendar marked the occasion. Among
a host of other dignitaries, Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi, Palin MLA Takam Pario,
Itanagar Municipal Chief Councillor Higio Aruni and political secretary to CM Bamang
Tago attended the function.
108 teams to conduct IPPI prog in 113 booths in LDV
ROING, Jan 9: The first round of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization 2014 is going
to be held from January 19 to 22, informed Dr A Yirang, DMO Roing in a meeting held
at DC’s Office Chamber here yesterday. DMO further said that as the IPPI involves
massive mobilization of human resource and machineries in the form of vehicles, he
sought the intervention and logistic support of the District Administration for successful
conduct of the first round of IPPI Programme in the district.
Dr M Basar, DRCHO presented the Microplan of various health facilities of the district
for first round of IPPI Programme through power point presentation. He informed that
in the first round of IPPI, the district has a target population of 7533. As per
the microplan, total of 113 booths shall be put up through out the district forming
108 teams along with 15 transit teams at bus stations and terminals and 31 mobile
teams to cover keti-kuti areas where population are scattered. Further informing
that there are 22 High Risk Areas in the district, he placed the requirement of vehicles
and man power before the chairman of the meeting cum DC Shiv Kumar.
Meanwhile, DC Shiv Kumar, who presided over the meeting, has assured full support
and cooperation for successful conduct of the first round of IPPI 2014. He also requested
the PRI and Public Leaders to extend their cooperation by disseminating the information
among the masses so that not a single child below 5 years of age is missed out in
While Sandeep Kumar Singh, Assistant Commissioner suggested that all the staff engaged
in the Polio Booths especially those in Transit and Mobile Teams for administering
polio drops must compulsorily wear apron, so that people recognizes them easily and
voluntarily come forward to give their children the polio drops. DIPRO
District health society urges health centres to improve performance
ROING, Jan 9: The financial and physical achievement of various health programmes
and facilities being implemented under DHS was discussed in a governing body meeting
of the District Health Society (DHS) held at the DC’s chamber here yesterday.
After a threadbare discussion, the house came to a conclusion that an additional
ambulance in the district hospital is urgently needed for emergency service particularly
in case of road accident as the road accident cases have increased in the district
after the refurbishing of NH-37 and NH-52 resulting in number of casualties. It was
also unanimously decided to make all efforts to provide the basic facilities of health
checkups to various CHCs and PHCs of the district. The reasons for non-functioning
of the X–Ray machine and CT Scan Machine in the district hospital were also discussed
elaborately and a separate committee to look into the possibilities for running the
machines was formed accordingly.
The Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman of District Health Society Shiv Kumar urged
the PHCs and CHCs to enhance their performance and also to ensure that people are
served in their best possible ways. He also asked them to disseminate the information
of various health programmes like Janani Suraksha Karyakarm (JSK) to the people
so that they can avail the benefit under such schemes.
Sipi Elapra Linggi, Zilla Chairperson, Raja Linggi, Anchal Chairperson Roing Block,
Choya Miso, Anchal Chairperson Hunli-Desali Block were also present in the meeting
besides HoDs, Administrative Officers, Medical Officers & other Staffs. DIPRO
Yamne River Festival to expose tourism potential
Yamne, a stream originates from the mountain ranges bordering Singga, flows down
between Dalbing and Peki-Modi, conjoins Sidip stream flowing between Mariyang and
Milang and thereafter meeting with the YAMNE river flows down between GOBUK and DALBING.
From there, the river continues its flow covering near about 120-km falls on SIANG
RIVER at the Pongging confluence. Seeing the confluence of the Siang and Yamne an
Adi traditional ballad is sung- “NGO KAATO AANE YAMNE ODUMEM NGO KAATO'. The main
tributaries of the Yamne river are -- Sapyal, Yamme, Sidip, Sike, Siton, Sipong,
Sipa, Siat, Sijon, Singer, Sike, Sitam, Sige, Sibe etc. The streams are perennial
and don't disturb the surrounding areas.
The river is suited for fishing and angling activities and has tourist attractions
of the river basin scenic beauties. It has hydro power potentiality. The villages
located near the river and use it are – Peki-Modi, Milang, Dalbing, Mariyang, Damro,
Adi-Pasi, Sikko, Bine, Padu, Sili on the left bank and Komkar, Geku, Sumsing, Sibum,
Katan, Jeru and Pongging on the right bank.
Celebrating the festival is a kind of positive response to the nature by the human
beings. It's an attempt to bring closer relationship to nature. River is a nature’s
gift to human. The major usefulness of the river is the low-lying areas created by
the river valley become the WRC paddy fields like YOYING, EYING, ERYING, LUYING,
TAKSING, RUYING and others on which the life of the inhabitants depends. The water
in the forms of irrigation channels of all the murmuring and enchanting streams provide
fertility to the soil and the lands become highly productive and people become a
self sufficient and self-reliant in rice and other food items.
With the active initiative of the local MLA and parliamentary Secretary J K Panggeng,
the Tuki-led State government approved and granted sanction to celebrate the festival.
The sole objective of the festival is to showcase the tourism potentials of the area,
mainly of the scenic beauty of the enchanting Yamne valley and beautiful hilly town
of Mariyang located at an altitude of 1050 mtrs above sea level. Secondly, it is
being organized to demonstrate the rich cultural heritage and also to expose hidden
talents of the youths of the area in different fields like music, literary etc. It
will also provide a common platform for the people belonging to different villages
to promote brotherhood and harmony.
The two days celebration will start on January 20 at Mariyang in presence of large
number of dignitaries. (The writer is DIPRO, Upper Siang)
Awareness prog on conservation of wild edible plants
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Branch Itanagar
in collaboration with Kamchilella Multi-purposes Co-operative Society Ltd.(KMCSL)
Sagalee organized an awareness programme on conservation, cultivation and sustainable
utilization of edible plants available in Arunachal Pradesh at Pech village, Sagalee
yesterday. About 60 villagers alongwith gaon burha, panchayat leaders, and society
members attended in the programme.
Addressing the gathering, KMCSL chairperson Tana Yari talked about the importance
of wild edible plants of the state and requested all the villagers to conserve and
cultivates these plants in large scale. Chandan Tamuly, Scientist in-charge, CSIR-NEIST
Branch Itanagar delivered a talk on “conservation and sustainable utilization of
wild edible plants”. He mentioned that Arunachal Pradesh is a store-house of wild
edible plants having high nutritional values. These edible plants not only provide
nutrition but it has medicinal value also. “If local people try to conserve and cultivate
these plants it will not only provide health benefit but also generate income for
the rural people. Moreover, integration of these wild edible plants into agricultural
system will not only protect biodiversity but also provide adequate food and contribute
to the rural economy of the state.
Dr. B C Baruah, encouraged the villagers to cultivate these edible plants in large
scale for socio-economic development of the state.
Mushroom cultivation training programme
Meanwhile, the CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Branch and KMCSL
jointly conducted training on “Cultivation of edible mushroom” for the villagers
at the same venue yesterday.
Dr. B. C. Baruah demonstrated mushroom cultivation and highlighted the food value
and commercial viability of mushroom cultivation. He said that these edible mushrooms
have large number of micro and macro nutrients which are very essential for hour
health. The protein content of the edible very high and it has lots of medicinal
values. Dr. Baruah along with C. Tamuly distributed 30 number of mushroom spawns
to the trainees for trial basis cultivation.
MoU signed for development of Wind Energy Project in Kerala
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: MoU for Development of Wind Energy Projects by NHPC in the State
of Kerala was signed between NHPC and Govt. of Kerala on January 6 at Thiruvananthapuram.
RS Mina, Director (Personnel), NHPC and Dr Nivedita P Haran, Additional Chief Secretary,
Power Department, Government of Kerala signed the agreement in the presence of Aryadan
Mohammad, Minister of Power and Transport, Govt of Kerala. Senior officials from
Kerala State Govt and NHPC Limited were also present on the occasion.
NHPC will develop grid interactive wind power project in Nallasingam and Kottathara
sites in Pallakad district with a potential of 82 MW capacity. The project is expected
to be completed over the next two years. Power generated from the project will be
provided to the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) on rates fixed by the Electricity
The wind farm in Kerala would be the first such venture of the NHPC which is in the
process of diversification with new solar and wind power projects in various States.
Football and Volleyball tournament for CM’s trophy in EK
ITANAGAR, Jan 09: The constituency level football and volleyball tournament (men
and women) for Chief Minister’s Trophy in East Kameng district got underway. The
competition first began at Bana under 11th Seppa (West) Assembly constituency from
29th to 30th December last. All together four teams each for men & women in both
football & volleyball from four circles headquarter had participated.
Kicking off the tournament Arunachal Pradesh Forest Cooperation Ltd Chairman cum
local MLA Tani Loffa called upon the youths to adopt a particular game and excel
it in district, state and National or International arena. Loffa also highlighted
the current government’s efforts and gestures to promote games & sports and sportspersons.
Encouraging the youths District Sports Officer Karbia Dodum urged the players to
display their hidden talent while maintaining sportsman spirit. Circle Officer cum
BDO Bana Abu Taba also spoke on the occasion.
Panchayat leaders, students and faculties of government secondary school Bana attended
Meanwhile in Football for both men and women, Watte emerged victorious while in Volleyball
Pijirang won in women and Bana emerged winner in men. The winning teams would represent
the constituency in the district level competition slated to be held on 20 January
next. Similar constituency level competition was also conducted at Bameng, the ADC
headquarter on 4th to 5th January last. The programe was attended by Topek Kakki,
Circle Officer and ADC Incharge Bameng and Block Development Officer, Khenewa
In the womens' football, Bameng thrashed Khenewa in tie-breaker. In women volleyball
Bameng again won Khenewa to represent in the district level. However, Khenewa lifted
the Men' volleyball.
Tang Memorial Football begins tomorrow
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Preparations for the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football
Tournament beginning at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from January 11 have almost
Organizing Committee chairman Bamang Tago said that they had completed all preparations
for the mega event and are ready to start the eagerly awaited tournament as scheduled.
Informing that this edition of the tournament will witness several firsts, like introduction
of dope test on players, Tago hoped the presence of All India Football Federation
(AIFF) vice president cum Shillong Lajong FC Managing Director (MD) Larsing Ming
Sawyan on the inaugural day will not only boost morale of the organizer but will
be a boon for football in Arunachal Pradesh. Sawyan is arriving in the state capital
tomorrow, he informed.
The tournament will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in presence of Lok
Sabha member and president of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association president Takam
Sanjoy and hosts of dignitaries.
One of the main attractions of the opening and closing ceremony will be the cultural
display by 1000 troupe members.
The 13 participating teams have been divided into four groups with winner and runners
up of each group qualifying for the knock-out round.
The opening match will be held between last year’s runners up Capital Complex and
West Siang at 2 pm.
Semifinals will be held on January 19 and the final on January 20.
I on behalf of Taraso circle would like to state that recent land encroachment in
Taraso circle under Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh by the people of Assam
was lead by one Vivik Das, CM leader of the Bahali areas along with one Ranjit Das
of Behumari village. They have engaged more than 1500 people from different areas
of Assam including some from Demaji District to encroach the land of Taraso circle
measuring more than 10,000.Sq Km after the immediate visit of the Local Boundary
Commission head by Justice (Rtd.) Tarun Chaterjee.
The concern district head of both Papum Pare and Sonitpur District conducted series
of meeting and took resolution to maintain status quo as per the standing order of
the Hon’ble Supreme Court but the situation is day by day getting worse. The encroachment
has not stopped nor have people left the area. The land encroacher has been cutting
down all the mustard seeds belonging to local people which were ready for ripe.
The local are losing lot of money due to it.
Both Govt of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have failed to tackle the burning issue
of land encroachment problem in Tarasso circle. We the general public of the Taraso
circle appeal to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to immediately resolve the
matter and impress upon encroachers to vacate from the land occupied by them in Taraso
circle. Otherwise people of area will take their own course of action if Govt of
Arunachal Pradesh fails to tackle the matter.
ZPM VI- Taraso
Lack of political activism in Arunachal
Political force is regarded as the most efficient and effective tool for economic
and social development and to bringing positive changes in the society. The true
public servants are those who carry forward the utmost faith and hope of the citizens
given to them during elections. But there is a huge vacuum which has been left or
say "ignored"! This vacuum has been continuously filled by the honorable Supreme
Court by giving landmark judgments. For example police reform, exclusion of criminals
from contesting elections, NOTA (none of the above), reservation for differently
abled persons to be filled as per the law etc.
The legislative, executive and the judiciary work in their own areas. But the present
scenario is showing 'judicial activism' not 'political activism'. The question arises,
what our legislators are doing? Are they not there to make laws for us? I am certain
that our political leaders both at centre and state do not lack vision. But so far
it’s bleak. If the judiciary who are inside the four walls and can see what this
people of the country need, than why can’t our political leaders who are almost always
Today with passage of every second the society is getting complex. New laws are to
be enacted, new type of problems are to be tackled. Also measures must be taken to
ensure the preparedness for any unforeseen future events. For this a vibrant and
visionary political force is the need of the hour. I am not against any political
class. They are giving there their best. But the best may also lack key issues concerning
whole society and the state. I am hopeful and wish that democratic upsurge will be
a truth in Arunachal soon.
Arunachal cricket need support
My affinity with Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) dates back to 2009, when ACA
deputed 10 Arunachalee to undergo training for zero level umpiring, conducted by
BOARD OF CONTROL FOR CRICKET IN INDIA (BCCI) at Gangtok, Sikkim for almost two weeks.
After completing zero level training of umpire, the ACA trained umpire made their
1st practical experience, when ACA conducted inter-club ranking cricket tournament
of under- 19 in 2010-11 at A-Sector, Naharlagun.
In 2011-12, ACA sent me to Raipur, Chattisgarh to lead an under-19 team to participate
in BCCI affiliated members tournament. In this tournament ACA team won 3 matches
out of 5 it played. The result showed that even if we don’t have own ground, we can
beat any side. Our team played better cricket in compare to that of trained player
of other national team.
Recently, ACA deputed two umpires at Sagalee during IVth Edition of Techi Taram Memorial
T20 Cricket Tournament w.e.f 7th Dec to 18th Dec. 2013. During tournament we found
that there is lot of players who plays very good cricket. If ACA can have its own
pitch/ cricket ground, how great it would be for budding players?
It is worth mentioning here that except cricket every other sports has its own play
ground like football has RG Stadium. At Sangey Laden sports academy they have facilities
to support all the major sports event. However ACA does not has single plot of land
to play cricket.
Through your esteemed daily, this is my earnest request on behalf of cricket lovers
of state, specially, players, umpire etc. to our Chief Minister who is also incumbent
President, ACA, please provide us plot of land in the outskirt of Capital Complex
to play cricket. It would be your greatest gift in New Year - 2014 to all cricket
lovers of state.
If once independent cricket stadium comes up sooner or later, an Arunachalee will
be in your TV Screen playing in national team. How great it would be!
Job Techi Tagar
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Punish those who damages public property
In yet another incident which shows that people of state do not care for developmental
project, unknown miscreants on Wednesday vandalized Pacha Hydel Project located near
Seppa town. The incident is quite shocking as Seppa has been battling power woes
for last many months and Pacha Hydel is the one which had given some relief to the
denizens. Due to erratic power supply, the angry citizens last year even gheroed
power minister Tanga Byaling during his visit to Seppa and expressed their displeasure.
The people should understand that by destroying developmental projects like that
of Pacha Hydel, they are only adding to their own woes. If power supply again breaks
down in the future, the authority will not hesitate to blame citizens. Also the money
needed for repairing of damage hydel project will be funded from public exchequer.
The district administration should crack down strongly against such anti-social elements.
They should be made to pay for damaging developmental projects.