DAPORIJO, Jan 20: A group of social activists led by former Managing Director of
APCCF Ltd. Pakna Bage visited District Hospital, Daporijo and met the indoor patients
and distributed fruits to them.
He also made the patients aware about the importance of maintaining good health to
serve the society.
He appealed to the medical staff of the hospital to deliver the best health care
to each patient and assured to extend all possible help to the department from their
side for improving the health care delivery system.
They also conducted mass social service at Dumporijo and repaired rostrum of the
general ground Dumporijo and installed signboard appealing people to keep their town
neat and clean.
Union seeks ban on hand sawing machine
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Claiming rampant destruction of forest at Sagiaso and V-Geka of
Khodaso village under Pakke-Kessang circle in East Kameng, All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang
Dissing Passo Seijosa Students Union (APPDSSU) today sought the Principal Chief Conservator
of Forest to ban use of hand sawing automatic machine in the area.
APPDSSU further claimed that due to illegal timber operation in the area, vast forest
area is being destroyed. It urged the authority to give directives to the concerned
forest officer to seize automatic hand sawing machine to check illegal timber operation.
AAPPTF representation to DC
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) president
Ruhi Tagung and secretary general Kipa Kanam along with the president and secretary
general of the federations’ West Kameng unit today submitted a representation to
the West Kameng Deputy Commissioner for providing of parking place for Tata Mobile,
Truck and other commercial vehicles at Bomdila, conducting Regional Transport Authority
(RTA) meeting involving the president and secretary general of the Federation every
year in district headquarters to solve various problems faced by all categories of
transport commercial vehicles and taking up the matter of construction of road from
Bhalukpong to Tawang before onset on monsoon with Border Road Organisation (BRO).
Meanwhile, the DC has assured to look into all demands/ issues placed before him
by AAPPTF central team, claimed AAPPTF in a release.
APATCYO demands proper implementation of RTE
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
today urged the education minister to refund the school admission fee which was taken
from students of various government schools in the current academic session.
APATCYO stated that as per the RTE Act 2009, every student (6 to 14 years old) should
get free and compulsory education. In its representation the organization also demanded
for appointment of adequate non-teaching staffs in the schools. Further it demanded
proper implementation of RTE Act in every government school so that every student
should get free education. It also demanded for proper distribution of books and
school uniforms free of cost in the school and urged the minister to ensure proper
implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme. It served an ultimatum to the minister for
re-addressal of its grievances.
Keralites offers Makara-Pongala with religious fervor
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: A congregation of Keralites women residing in Itanagar and its
vicinity offered Makara-Pongala - a special ceremony of offering sweetened rice in
pots to Mother Goddess to invoke divine blessings and for universal peace and prosperity
at Chimpu Shiv Temple, Itanagar on 19th January, 2014.
The ritual commenced when the chief Priest Krishnan Namboothiri lit the main hearth
from the divine fire inside the sanctorum and the fire was exchanged from one over
to another. Hundreds of devotees converged in the temple premises in the early morning
to prepare “Pongala” on makeshift stoves of bricks and wood. It was the second time
such Pongala rituals were performed in Itanagar.
In Kerala now it’s the time for Pongala, and the Attukal Pongala (Attukal Temple,
Trivandrum) is famous for its women participation. Last year more than 30 lakhs
women participated in the Attukal Pongala, and it billed as the world’s largest religious
convergence of women.
FGA conducts master ToT
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) organized master Training of
Trainers (ToT) program for Self Help Groups (SHG) federation of FGA from January
The training mainly focused to build the master cadre with an aim to expand the skills
and knowledge on proper management of SHGs to its associated members at the grassroots
level. As a part of program, the Self-Help Group members visited Bosco Integrated
Development Center (BIDC), Yupia, Multidisciplinary Training Center, Midpu and Rural
Resource and Training Center (RRTC), Umran, Meghalaya to gain extensive knowledge
in entrepreneurship, piggery and poultry farming.
As many as 14 participants from six districts participated in the program which was
concluded here yesterday.
The whole program was led by Rubu Ampi and Takhe Meena.
PPA flays posting, deputation policy of Govt
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has criticized the deputation
of an IAS officer, who is still in probation, to enquire into the report submitted
by Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner.
“It is a violation of the laid down protocol norms and an insult to an APCS (AG)
officer, who is too senior an officer to be questioned or enquired by a junior officer,”
PPA working president Kahfa Beniga said, and condemned the Chief Secretary for the
Bengia strongly urged the State Chief Minister to intervene the matter so that the
morale of the APCS officers, who are serving in tough and remote places like Kurung
Kumey, does not go down.
Drawing the attention of the Govt. towards posting of newly recruit IAS officers
to senior level postings like ADC, SDO etc, Bengia stated that if this trend continues
then it may cause breakdown of civil administration in the state and a sense of insubordination
within civil service. In such a situation, the ultimate losers will be the people
of the state, Bengia added.
Party’s chief ministerial candidate Laeta Umbrey said that the ruling regime had
never followed systematic procedures and laid down norms in matters of transfers
and postings, deputation and promotions.
It is only under the regional model of governance, the mess up could be cleaned and
every officer would get his/her due share of recognition and reward.
Umbrey further stated that given the public mandate in 2014 Parliament and Assembly
election, the party would fight tooth and nail to see that Arunachal Pradesh, like
the state of Sikkim, too gets its State Cadre for the maximum convenience of its
officers as well as the public.
APSCW condemns sexual abuse on kids
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has strongly
condemned the sexual assault on three kids of Tiny Tots School at Laxmi Nagar, Dimwe
under Tezu police station in Lohit district.
Taking suo moto cognizance of the case, APSCW has sought status report of the case
from the Superintendent of Police of Lohit district. APSCW appealed to the authority
concerned to bring the culprits to book and take stern action against the accused
under relevant section of the law.
APF demands posting of officers
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The Apatani People’s Forum (APF) today demanded for immediate posting
of head of departments and other officials at Sub-Divisional Office Old Ziro.
Old Ziro was notified as circle office headquarter way back in 2009, but no government
functionaries and officials are posted at the headquarter office, the Forum claimed.
In its letter written to the chief secretary, Forum further said that RCC building
constructed to house the CO office is lying unused till date. It further appealed
to the chief secretary to give necessary directives so that district administration
may fill up the vacant posts with designated officer and officials.
Org demands arrest of co-accused
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Registering its strong protest over the delay in delivering justice
on electoral roll burning case of 9th December 2013 at Hawa Camp, 21-Koloriang Indigenous
People Movement today appealed to the chief secretary to arrest other co-accused
involved in the incident. The organization, however, lauded the police department
and the state government for taking prompt action by arresting local MLA for his
alleged involvement in the case. It further sought for early trial of the case under
fast track court.
Association serves 15 days ultimatum
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The members of All Leporiang Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA)
today meet executive engineers of Highway and PHED & WS respectively at their offices.
In the meeting members of ALYWA raised concern regarding damaged caused to water
pipeline due to construction of NH-229 Hoj to Khodaso stretch of Trans-Arunachal
The association informed that because of the damaged caused to water pipe line, the
local citizens have been denied access to fresh drinking water facilities.
After long discussion, association gave 15 days time to the authorities to solve
the problem failing which they threatened to stop construction activity within their
APFA calls up 25 players for Santosh Trophy trials
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association has called up 25 players
for trials for selecting the final team that will represent the state in the upcoming
68th National Football Championships for Santosh Trophy at Mizoram from January 27.
The selection trials will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on January
21 after the final match of the Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament.
The players are, Champo Jamoh, Tapi Apa, Nyamar Loyi, Tarh Rajkumar, Tai Bai, Tamuk
Taja, Biri Pada, Techi Takar (II), Techi Takar (I), Ligang Bango, Toko Poliam, Roshon
Ramching, Gikar Dolom, Pura Byai, Izaan Pul, Bobeng Taying, Gobinsod Drai, Tapan
Bora, Takam Kiran, Tarh Anthony, Tadu Taka, Tage Pilya, Topten Soipa, General Modi,
Tarh Juna and Takam Tallum Dado are the coach and manager respectively of the team.
The team will be leaving here for Mizoram on January 24.
Football & Volleyball tourney for CM trophy begins at Palin and Sangram
KOLORIANG, Jan 20: Football and Volleyball (men & women) tournament of 18-Palin and
19-Nyapin-Sangram constituency for Chief Minister Trophy started on January 19 and
20 at Palin and Sangram respectively.
Addressing the inaugural function at Palin, ADC S Lowang said that such tournament
is a golden opportunity for the youth especially for the girls who can show their
skills, capabilities and hidden talents.
At Sangram, SDO Mirpe Tato advised the players to participate in the tournament with
dedication and sportsman spirit and maintain discipline during the tournament. Anchal
chairperson Bamang Eka expressed that one can learn different language and culture
while participating in National and international level tournaments. DIPRO
TWS organizes painting competition
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Topo Welfare Society (TWS), Dumporijo organized a drawing competition
at General Ground, Dumporijo yesterday.
Over 500 participants, including students, teachers, parents, elders of Upper subansiri
took part in the competition which was divided into four categories viz. category-I
(class 1-5), II (Class 6-8), III (Class 9-degree final year) and IV (businessmen,
housewives, government employee, elders, leaders and officers.
The society praised schools like Diyum Bui Memorial School, VKV Kuporijo and Rijo
Middle School Daporijo for encouraging their students to take part in the competitions.
Each school provided 100 students for the competition.
MLA and DC visit Janbo village
YINGKIONG, Jan 20: Tuting-Yingkiong MLA Alo Libang and Deputy Commissioner L. Borang
accompanied by Bading Teng, Nobeng Burang and Nyokgon Nitik, ZPMs of Yingkiong, Jengging
and Migging-Tuting Anchal blocks respectively visited Janbo village to take stock
of the development activities on January 18 last.
Addressing the villagers at the village Dere, Libang discouraged the attitude of
making easy money without doing hard work and advised the people to work for the
common development for the greater interest and benefit of the whole society. “Everyone
should give top priority on education, road communication and health which are the
foundations of all types of developments, he said while informing that he had managed
to establish KV School at Tuting, VKV school at Ramsing, good hospital building at
Tuting and Yingkiong, proposed two lane road from Jengging to Tuting, road construction
from Yingkiong to Singa via left bank of Siang etc. which are the fundamental sources
Responding to a memorandum the MLA assured to include the demand in the next AOP.
During the meeting the Deputy Commissioner Borang formally announced Atek Nitik as
the Gaon Burah and empowered him to function as HGB of Janbo village. The Deputy
Commissioner asked the Gaon Buras to perform as magisterial and judicial custodian
of the village and discouraged them in indulging party politics rather they should
carry on their duties in very much impartial manner.
Responding to public demand for installation of BSNL tower Borang responded positively
and assured to take up the matter with the BSNL authority for installation wherever
possible either at Janbo or Migging from where BSNL network can cover many villages.
The trio ZPMs Teng, Burang and Nitik also spoke on the occasion assuring to extend
all possible support and coordinate the villagers on all developmental activities
and asked the people to look for self-employed avenues rather than running after
Govt. jobs and petty departmental contract works. DIPRO
Infra development in NE: PM directs PC to set up panel
NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today directed the Planning Commission
to set up a committee with representatives from northeastern states to monitor and
improve coordination for infrastructure development in the region as he reviewed
its status here.
At the meeting with chief ministers of the northeastern states, Singh said the Centre
views infrastructure development in the region as a key element in the strategy for
developing the region and increasing connectivity with the rest of the country.
After reviewing the status of the infrastructure in terms of air, rail and road connectivity
in the region, he observed that "very considerable progress is being made in each
of the sectors".
He directed the Planning Commission to constitute a Monitoring Committee with representatives
from the northeast states to improve coordination among central ministries.
The meeting was organised by the Planning Commission which is the nodal agency initiating
and monitoring developmental work in northeast region.
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia made a detailed presentation
on infrastructure development in the region and noted that continuous focus on the
region has led to satisfactory results during the 11th Plan period.
The State Domestic Product growth in the region has been above the national average
for the first time ever in the 11th Plan underscoring success of the initiatives
and constant monitoring by the Planning Commission, it was noted. PTI
Tuki calls for expeditious forest clearance of projects
NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called for expeditious environmental
and forest clearances and also land acquisition in accordance with the new guidelines
introduced by the Union Ministry of Environment for speeding up implementation of
the projects in state.
Speaking at the meeting of the Chief Ministers of eight North-eastern states with
the Prime Minister in Delhi today, Tuki further stressed on the need to urgently
formulate a comprehensive project for Transmission and Distribution in the state
to facilitate evacuation of power. He also raised the issue of delay in commissioning
of the road packages under Trans Arunachal Highway and urged for added impetus on
it to address the connectivity concerns in the state with necessary support from
agencies like MoRTH, BRO and others. The Chief Minister also appealed to the Planning
Commission for allocating necessary funds for land acquisition cost to start the
initial works of the Greenfield Airport in the state.
The prospects of boosting regional air connectivity and the status of the Advanced
Landing Grounds were also discussed in the meeting.
The Prime Minister assured full co-operation of the Central Government in expediting
all pending issues of the state as well as the entire North East. Later in the day,
Tuki attended another meeting of Chief Ministers of the North East chaired by Deputy
Chairman, Planning Commission, to discuss the Universal Health Initiatives of the
Government of India.
While discussing the health scenario in the state the Chief Minister called for central
assistance especially in Health Education and Prevention programmes, he emphasized
on the need for flexible guidelines of the schemes for taking healthcare services
to the remote places in the land locked state. He also said that the Centre should
give impetus on improving healthcare services in Border Areas of the state.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Ramesh Negi, Development Commissioner of the
state, in both the meetings.
Governor urges people to coordinate in project implementation
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
called upon the people to participate and coordinate with the work agencies and government
departments in implementation of developmental projects. He said that when people
and government agencies join hands, no challenge is too big. Accompanied by First
Lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma, the Governor was addressing a public meeting at
Daporijo today during his maiden tour to Upper Subansiri district. The Governor also
visited remote border administrative centre of Taksing today.
Governor said that the people must make some sacrifices to ensure completion of air
and road connectivity projects, which will boost the tourism and horticulture sectors,
which has huge potential in the district. He cautioned that if they only look at
their short-term interest, their long-time interest will be diminished.
Governor appealed to the elders of the society to work together to ensure better
future for the young generations.
While appreciating the people for their enthusiastic participation in the recently
concluded Panchayat election, Governor said that Panchayat Raj Institute leaders
have a very important role to play in ensuring education, health care and fruits
of development reach to the people. Later before leaving Daporijo, interacting with
district heads of departments, Governor said that there is need for special focus
in the border areas and border villages. These places are thinning out, which is
a very serious matter and needs to be stopped. It can be halted by ensuring that
development reaches to these people along with basic health care and education.
Governor advised the officers to see that developmental projects are environment
friendly. He stressed on synergy among various works departments and other agencies.
Governor also warned of possibility of diverting fund from slow progressing projects
to projects which are maintaining the timeframe in future by the funding agency.
Governor said that police department has a big role to play in positively engaging
the youth of the State. He suggested that the department organise sports activities
and vocation trainings for the youths, which in turn will help the youth towards
healthy habits and practices.
Earlier, a power point presentation on overall development scenarios with special
focus on Trans Arunachal Highway and Hydropower was presented by Upper Subansiri
Deputy Commissioner Tahung Taggu. PRO to Governor
APCS officers refuse to comply with DEO’s order
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Claiming that an order has been issued for re-scrutinization of
the supporting documents regarding electoral roll revision in some constituencies
of Kurung Kumey district, the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers Association,
Kurung Kumey district unit today said that it has resolved not to comply with the
order and resort to non-cooperation in electoral duty.
While justifying its decision against the order, the association in a letter to the
Kurung Kumey DEO said that the officers deployed as EROs/AEROs in the district had
already performed their duties in preparation of electoral roll revision including
addition and deletion etc. “Since the EROs/ AEROs had already submitted their reports
regarding the acceptance/rejection of electors applying for enrollment, the same
may be honoured,” the Association unit said in a release.
The association further said that in case the works done by the EROs/AEROs are sought
to be reviewed, such review of electoral documents should be made by high ranking
officers in order to avoid any confusion and misunderstanding among the APCS officers.
Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
Capital Complex lock horns with Papum Pare in final
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Capital Complex (CC) scored a goal in each half to beat Upper Subansiri
in the second semifinal of the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament
at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.
The game was just seven-minute-old when Capital Complex took the lead through goal
from Giker Dolom. The second goal for the team was scored by Giagi Tani in 52nd minute.
In a repeat of last year’s final, Capital Complex will take on Papum Pare tomorrow.
The team is hoping to avenge the pain of last year’s 3-0 defeat by Papum Pare at
“We are fully prepared and my boys will give them (Papum Pare) a run for their money,”
said NIS trained coach of Capital Complex Kipa Bharat.
The final is expected to bring up an interesting clash as they resume rivalry.
Capital Complex entered into the final defeating three times champion Kurung Kumey
4-3 via penalty kick in a high-voltage match yesterday while defending champion Papum
Pare pipped five times champion Lower Subansiri 1-0 in the first semifinal yesterday.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering will attend the final match
as chief guest tomorrow at 1 pm.
DoNER ministry to sanction Rs 40 crore for NE students’ hostel
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The DoNER ministry today agreed in principle to sanction Rs 40
crore for construction of a 520-bed hostel within JNU campus with 70% reservation
for North East students and rest from other parts of the country belonging to backward
The decision was arrived at in a meeting under the chairmanship of Union Minister
for Department of North East Region, Paban Singh Ghatowar in his office chamber in
New Delhi, which was attended by Lok Sabha member, Takam Sanjoy, DoNER secretary
U K Sangma, senior officers of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi Police joint
commissioner Robin Hibu.
While the fund would be allotted from the central non-lapsable central pool of resources
(NLCPR), a memorandum would be signed to this effect for which the JNU authorities
have consented to name it as Subansiri NE hostel, Takam Sanjoy said.
The estimate and drawing submitted to the DoNER ministry was discussed in threadbare
before the approval came, a happy Sanjoy disclosed, and quoted Ghatowar as asking
the officers present: “Make this a model hostel as it is meant for all poor and economically
backward students who cannot afford to study due to sky rocketing rent in the national
It may be recalled that land was allotted by the JNU authorities at a meeting attended
by vice chancellor Prof Sudhir Kumar Sopory, rector Prof Sudha Pai, deputy registrar
Kh Siile Anthony and superintending engineer Pradeep Kumar along with Sanjoy, also
general secretary of the NE MPs Forum (NEMPF), Delhi Police joint commissioner Robin
Hibu and a few officials after inspection of land on September 4, 2013.
NEMPF chairman and Rajya Sabha member, Mukut Mithi had placed the demand to the VC
in a representation following former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s consent
to allot land for the hostel at a high-level meeting in All India Congress Committee
(AICC) held under the chairmanship of Union Minister Oscar Fernandez on July 16 last.
The meeting was attended by Ghatowar, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki,
his Meghalaya counterpart Mukul Sangma, Mithi, a host of AICC leaders and MPs from
NE, including Sanjoy in July last year.
While this was one of the commitments given by the Congress party during the 2009
Delhi University Students' Union election, besides NEMPF, the Delhi-Arunachal Forum
(DelAru), a voluntary organization of Arunachalees living in Delhi, had also placed
the same demand with the state's MPs.
Both Mithi and Sanjoy conveyed their gratefulness to the DoNER minister, officials
and JNU authorities for their generosity towards the students of NE region studying
in the national capital and hoped that the building would come up soon.
Meanwhile, many NE students’ leaders living in Delhi talking to this Editor expressed
their deep gratitude to MP Sanjay and IGP Hibu for taking exceptional interest in
mobilizing land within JNU campus, followed by constant persuasion through different
channels in getting land and fund for their welfare.
Electoral roll observers visit polling centres in KK
KOLORIANG, Jan 20: A team of special electoral roll revision observers led by Sudhir
Kumar, an IAS officer of 1993 batch, visited Pani, Yapak and Pingging polling stations
under Koloriang circle on January 17. The team members included Tom Ratan, EAC and
Khoda Bath, CO.
Another team of electoral roll revision observers headed by Dani Salu visited Yumlam,
Langbang and Parsi Parlo polling stations. His team comprised of Gejum Ete, DC cum
DEO Kurung Kumey district, Horki Diyum, CO.
Next day both the teams also toured 19-Nyapin assembly constituency and the polling
stations visited were Pagba under Sangram circle, Kebia under Nyapin circle and Sango
under Phassang circle. The roll observer visited Sarli circle and Pip-Sorang circle
on January 19 and 20 respectively. Director General ECI and CEO, Arunachal Pradesh
are visiting Koloriang on January 21. DIPRO
Financial management training under NRHM begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: A four days Financial Management Training under NRHM in collaboration
with Tally Solution Pvt. Ltd for for Districts Accounts Manager and Block Accountant
Data Manager from all the districts of the state began at Administrative Training
Institute, Naharlagun today.
Speaking on the occasion, NRHM director (Finance) Habung Youngbow said that the accounting
systems in the country has undergone tremendous changes over the last decade. It
has changed from simple book keeping to being fully computerized system of financial
management. He also informed that the Tally Software ERP 9.0 has been specially customised
for NRHM so that financial management becomes easier and more accurate to use. He
encouraged all the participants to take full advantage of the training programme.
Habung Lampung, Addl. Mission Director (NRHM) said that clerical error can be minimised
with the help of computerized accounting and such Financial Management training should
be attended by all the officials concerened.
Dr. T Taku, Nodal Officer (Training & ARC) NRHM, informed that the DAM & BADA plays
a very crucial role in the maintaining the transparency in the finacial management
of the districts. He encouraged all the participants to utilize the knowledge gained
from the training in their respective districts and Block. The training is based
on Tally Software ERP 9.0
A power point presentation was given by the Resource Persons Rakesh Chauhan, Data
Crown Pvt. Ltd, Guwahati, Arup Paul, State Finance Manager, NRHM & Rohit Jomo, District
Accounts Manager, West Kameng NRHM. They informed about the importance of training
on Financial Management, Tally Software ERP 9.0 and its feasibility and how widely
it can be used and also make their work easier, voucher entry in Tally software
which is important for generating all books of account & for financial reporting
Among others Dr. Amping Perme Ete, Nodal Officer (AH) NRHM, Dr. C Lowang, SPO (NUHM),
DAM & BADA from all the districts and the officials from NRHM office.
VKAJ launches chale gao ki aur programme at Mechuka
AALO, Jan 20: Vivekananda Kendra Project Arun Jyoti, (VKAJ) Aalo Branch successfully
organized ‘Chale Gao ki Aur’ programe braving against the cold waves at Mechuka from
January 12 to 19. The programme was led by Romin Rava, a full time worker of Vivekananda
Kendra Arun Jyoti of Aalo branch with the assistance of 10 more karyakartas of VKAJ
from various colleges like Donyi Polo Govt. College Kamki, Jawaharlal Nehru College
Pasighat and Dera Natung Govt. College Itanagar.
The main objective of this programme was to understand the value and conditions of
the remote villages of our state and make feel that they are also an integral part
of the country. The karyakartas have conducted several programmes in Govt. Higher
Secondary School, Govt. Town Primary School Mechuka and Govt. Primary school Dichangtang
on education and health related programmes like class room teaching, creative activities
for skill development and confident building measures, Yoga for physical fitness,
games for developing memory and concentration power, drama for general awareness
and social services etc.
Addressing the concluding programme Mechuka ADC Ravi Dhawan appreciated the team
of VKAJ who have come all the way from different parts to serve the people of the
remote place. Such activities are very much necessary in the present day context
for the students who are almost cut off from rest to gap the sense of alienation
from the mainstream and.
Apart from class room teaching and learning other co-curricular activities are utmost
important for the student, he said. Kamlera Moshing, ASM, Mechuka, also expressed
his gratitude to the VKAJ team for their excellent job in their endeavor to imbibe
such confidence building measures among the students to bring about optimistic changes
in their life. Participants from various schools also shared their experiences and
expressed their gratefulness to the karyakartas for spending some days with them
for good cause. DIPRO
Over 4000 children administered polio drop in Lower Dibang Valley
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The first round Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization was carried
out successfully and smoothly throughout Lower Dibang Valley District under the active
supervision of the district administration and medical officers yesterday. On the
first day of IPPI, 4697 children between the age group of 0-5 years were given polio
drops in the district at Booth Level Vaccination yesterday.
Earlier in the morning, Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar launched the pulse polio immunization
campaign in the district headquarter by administering first polio drop in the district
hospital. He was then followed by Sipi Elapra Linggi, ZPC, B K Singh, SP, Sandeep
Kr Singh, AC, Dr A Yirang, DMO and Dr M Basar, DRCHO. Active field supervision was
carried out in the district headquarter by Sandeep Kr Singh, AC, Dr A Yirang at Dambuk
and Paglam Circles and Dr M Basar at Koronu Circle and Iduli besides monitoring
by the Administrative Officers in their respective circles. The house to house visit
to administer the polio drops to the miss out children at booth level has started
from today onwards and will continue till tomorrow. DIPRO
IPPI campaign launched in Tirap
Joining the rest of the nation, Tirap district launched the Intensified Pulse Polio
Immunization (IPPI) in all the towns, villages and transit camps of Tirap yesterday.
Altogether 123 polio booths were set up in the entire district. 2517 children were
given Polio drops in 51 booths as per reports received till this afternoon. ASHA’s,
Anganwadi workers and teachers were also appointed to assist the health workers,
DMO Khonsa added.
Thousands children administered polio drops in Tawang
TAWANG: Altogether three thousands eight hundreds and eighty six kids were administered
polio drops under the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign conducted
by District health authority Tawang throughout the district yesterday. While 1556
kids were administered polio drops under Tawang block, 934 and 1396 kids were given
polio drops in Thingbu-Mukto and Lumla – Zemithang blocks respectively.
All the officers and officials of District Hospital Tawang, CHC's, PHC's, Sub centres
along with NGO's, Police and Para military forces, ASHA's and Anganwadi workers joined
hands braving adverse weather conditions to administer the two vital drops of life
to kids under the age group of 0-5 years. The campaign was successfully organized
under the scrutiny and able guidance of Dr. Wangdi Lama, DMO Tawang and Dr Lobsang
Tempa, DRCHO,Tawang while Abhishek Dev, DC Tawang also monitored the campaign.
The children of all the villages, labour camps and colonies under Tawang district
were administered polio drops. The second phase of IPPI will be conducted on 24th
February next. (Contributed by Tawang Vigilances).
Public hearing held amidst claims and counter claims
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The Public Hearing for Environmental Clearance of Kalai-II Hydro
Electric Project (1200MW) in Anjaw district which was held on 18th of this month
had mixed reaction. While district administration claim that hearing was successfully
conducted in peaceful atmosphere, on the other hand People's Forum for Project Affected
Families alleged that they were not given time to express their woes.
In a press release district administration informed that hearing was well attended
by about 500 persons from project affected villages and nearby areas. About 47 speakers
from various villages gave their views in the hearing. During the hearing, some miscreants
tried to disrupt the meeting but it was promptly controlled with the timely action
of district administration. The Public Hearing resumed and went on peacefully till
late night. The Public Hearing for the project was successfully completed, they continued.
On the other hand, the People's Forum for Project Affected Families stated that WAPCOS,
the EIA consultant agency for project which is under union Ministry of Water Resources,
itself functions like a big dam lobby and hence there is conflict of interest in
WAPCOS doing any impact assessment work. They added that impact assessment is supposed
to be done by an unbiased, independent agency. The Forum also levelled allegation
that their members were not allowed to raise concern during the hearing and some
of them were manhandled by police personnel’s. They have appealed for cancellation
of public hearing and sought an independent enquiry in the way hearing was conducted.
NFSM schemes implemented in East Siang
RUKSIN, Jan 20: A central Govt sponsored agricultural programme - National Food
Security Mission (NFSM) Scheme has been implemented in East Siang district.
Official sources informed that an amount of Rs. 45 lakh for the fiscal year 2013-14
has been released for East Siang district in the district in order to implement the
The district agriculture department has implemented the scheme covering all its 12-
Agricultural Development circles. As many as 600 rural farmers (beneficiary) have
been covered under the scheme so far and they have been provided benefit of agricultural
inputs, seed, and manure besides technical guidance on scientific methods in rice
East Siang District Agriculture Officer (DAO) informed that some amounts meant for
‘Farm Implementation’ under NSFM scheme is yet to be withdrawn.
“We have not yet withdrawn the money against farm development, which is another component
of the scheme. We are all set to provide the amount to the needy farmers/beneficiaries
either in cash or as agricultural tools”, said the DAO.
The district level committee for NFSM implementation comprises Deputy Commissioner
of the district as chairman, wherein the district agriculture officer (DAO) is member
secretary. It is said that centrally sponsored schemes under Integrated Cereal Development
Programme (ICDP) for rice/wheat will be discontinue in the identified districts,
if the schemes under NFSM becomes fully operational.
The schematic provisions of NFSM facilitate demonstration of improved packages and
practices of rice and wheat, SRI and improved varieties. As such, ‘Cluster demonstration’
has been conducting collaboratively by the state department of agriculture, SAU,
ICAR institutions and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and reputed NGOs.
The department is putting priority on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) under
NFSM scheme. It encourages the progressive farmers to select “improved variety” and
“duly treated seed” in rice cultivation to ensure increase of production. The Agriculture
Development Officers (ADOs) concerned have urged the farmers to avoid indiscriminate
use of chemical fertilizer/pesticide, which adversely affect on the ecosystems.
Officials further informed that another amount of Rs Rs 24 lakh under RKVY scheme
has been sanctioned for the current financial year. The District Agriculture Officer
is conducting a meeting of the ZPMs soon to discuss implementation of the RKVY schemes
in the district. Sources informed that 10 units in ‘Land Development’ 9 units Temporary
Vegetable Gardens, 2 units of Permanent Vegetable Gardens were sanctioned under the
scheme last year.
Speaker lauds RKMS for quality education
KHONSA, Jan 20: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong lauded the
Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar for it’s immense contributions towards
spreading quality education and it’s philanthropic work.
Lowangdong was addressing the students and teachers of the school during the prize
giving ceremony yesterday. While describing the serene ambiance of the school situated
amidst virgin and opulent Nature, he said that the place was not only conducive for
learning but could be developed into a place of tourist attraction. The Speaker said
that the students who were studying there were privileged and asked them to fully
utilize the great facilities being provided by the great institution to shape their
In his thought-provoking speech, Lowangdong while quoting the words of Swami Vivekananda
asked the students to imbibe the high ideals of Swami Vivekananda and urged them
to uphold the moral values of life that would stand them in good stead in the long
While speaking at length on the education scenario of the country the Speaker appreciated
the Swamijis and the teaching faculty for successfully imparting education in line
with Swami Vivekananda’s ideas adding that only education could do away with the
ills and evils from the society. He said that India was having a young population
and urged the youth to channelize their youthful energy towards constructive purposes
and engage themselves in nation building. Lowangdong asked the youth not to aim for
a better tomorrow but the best tomorrow. Earlier, he released the school magazine
Narottam. While participating in the function local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary,
while lauding the achievements of the students in all disciplines, asked them to
further hone their skills to face the harsh realities of life successfully. He asked
the students to work hard to compete against the best adding that there was no substitute
Earlier, the Secretary of the school in his welcome address while highlighting the
significance of the day, said that Lowangdong always enquires about the well-being
of the students and the teachers over telephone and expressed his gratitude to the
Speaker. The Secretary also underscored the contributions of Wangki Lowang and Wangpha
Lowang towards the growth of the school. The Vice Principal of the school read out
the annual reports and asked the students to leave no stone unturned to improve upon
their past performances. The prizes were given away by Lowangdong, Wangki and Wangpha.
The students presented attractive cultural programmes to mark the occasion. DIPRO
High security number plate mandatory in East Siang: DC
PASIGHAT, Jan 20: High Security Number Plate (HSNP) became mandatory for all types
of vehicle including two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers (private or commercial)
in East Siang district. Henceforth, the vehicles in the district will have to fix
HSNP with the help of Pasighat DTO (Transport) as directed by the East Siang Deputy
A HSNP service counter was formally inaugurated by the DC Nidhi Srivastava today
and the executing company M/s Shimnit Utseh India Ltd (HP) fixed one set HSNP in
the DC’s official vehicle.
Speaking on the occasion Srivastava informed that it is also mandatory for all new
vehicles. There are more than 35,000 old registered vehicles in the district but
owners need not hurry in as the process is just beginning and there will be almost
3 months timeframe for old (already registered) vehicles to have HSNPs. Every owner
(new & old) has to verify his/her Registration Certificate to get the authorization
letter from the DTO and pay necessary fee to get affixed the much-hyped HSNP from
‘special counter’ set up inside the DC’s office premise, near the court building.
HSNPs ensure uniformity and are difficult to make duplicate and help in curbing vehicle
thefts or misuse by anti-social elements, claimed the DC.
According to DTO Chakfa Wangsu, the chromium hologram based HSNP would be fitted
with snap-lock screws within six days, once applied. These plates come with a number
of elements, which include a 9-digit laser tag, embossed “India” lettering across
the number, reflective sheeting, tamper-proof hologram with a Chakra and snap-off
bolts that make it almost impossible to remove. Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, ADC
Rajesh Panyang, BS Mahra (DSP) and head of offices were present on the occasion.
Later, this evening the DC Nidhi Srivastava reviewed the ongoing parking place being
developed in and around the DC office complex and directed the executing agency PWD
to maintain quality and to complete the work before Jan-31 next. She directed the
DTO Wangsu to guide the officers and staffs to park their vehicles orderly and systematically
in the parking place and to impose fines to the violators from tomorrow onwards.
MLA inaugurated model village and PHED building at Tuting
YINGKIONG, Jan 20: The 34-Tuting-Yingkiong MLA Alo Libang accompanied by PRI members
visited remote villages bordering China like Gelling, Kopu, Bona, Bishing and Mayung
from January 10 to 18 January last.
During his visit the MLA Libang inaugurated a new Model village at Bishing, a village
of Memba community. The model village project was sanctioned during the time of former
Chief Minister Late Dorjee Khandu. There are total of 22 households in the village.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Libang announced the government's approval
of separate Anchal Block for Payindem CD Block inhabited by minority tribes like
Memba, Khamba, Idu Mishimi and Tangam in Upper Siang district.
During his visit to Tuting the MLA inaugurated the newly constructed PHED sub-Division
office building funded under SPA. AE PHED, ER. Nyong Paloh with his staffs, heads
of offices of Tuting and local PRI leaders attended the inaugural function.
Speaking on the occasion, Libang announced a sanction of Rs. 10 lakh from the MLALAD
fund for obstruction of a culvert within the Tuting township. The MLA and the Deputy
Commissioner also inspected the on-going construction of Air landing Ground (ALG)
Tuting on January 17 last and the constructing company assured and committed to complete
the ALG latest by the month of April 2015. DIPRO
DBYC conducts motivational, skill training
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The week-long residential ‘Intensive Motivational and Skill Training’
for Govt. sponsored trainees under ‘Making India Employable Educational Services,
Gurgaon, organized by Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC) in its Residential Training Centre
concluded here today with a valedictory function attended by all the trainees, resource
persons, parents and guardians of trainees and other dignitaries. The programme
saw the conclusion of seven days intensive residential training aimed at making the
trainees fit for further training Gurgaon, Haryana and subsequent placement in reputed
The training was a good mix of technical sessions on topics such as ‘learning to
live and work together’, work ethics, values, dealing with hurt and anger, addictive
habits, problems faced by young people and practical sessions on written and spoken
English, interview handling, CV preparation, pubic speaking and group activity.
The sessions handled by Athikho Kholi George, Licha Yania, Julita Kamei and Dziesekhonuo
Yhome and Fr. Cyriac enabled the trainees to have both practical and theoretical
knowledge of skills relating to life and employment.
Attending valedictory function, Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board chairperson
Nido Marina spoke at length about the skill training and job placement programme
which is an ambitious programme initiated by the Chief Minsiter.
“I am sure that this is a unique opportunity for you and if you make good use of
it, you will never regret. I have met boys and gilrs at Delhi and Kolkata who have
already completed similar training and is earning as much as Rs.20,000 to Rs.30,000”.
Marina expressed her happiness to have been part and parcel of this initiative of
the Government and assured all assistance to trainees in the days to come. She also
lauded the efforts of DBYC in doing the unique service of moulding and shaping the
lives of young people for the better.
Mepung Tadar Bage, former vice chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission
for Women, exhorted the trainees to consider themselves very special in getting this
totally sponsored training programme and job placement.
“Keep the name of Arunachal high in your life and behaviour. May you bring laurels
to our State”, said Mepung.
Angad Prasad Yadav, Commandant, ITBP spoke at length on the qualities that young
people should acquire to be successful in these days when the world is evolving faster
than ever before. Dr. VN Sharma, State Laison Officer for NSS exhorted the trainees
to make full use of the opportunity and said, “you are indeed fortunate to have such
opportunities, don’t let it go in vain.”
The 72 candidates who completed the training at DBYC will leave for Guwahati and
New Delhi and will take up training in Information Technology, BPO, Beauty, Retail
and Hospitality starting at Gurgaon on Thursday next.
The training programme, facilitated and monitored by the Department of Industries
definitely is a success story of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the greater
welfare of young people.
Earlier, Fr. CD Mathai, Parish Priest, Catholic Church, Itanagar, welcomed all to
the valedictory function and spoke of the happiness that DBYC has in playing a role
in this success story of the Government. Fr. Mathai also expressed gratitude to
the Government and the various companies that has placed confidence in DBYC and its
capability in imparting life-skills to young people.
The contentious issue of stapled visa row resurfaced yesterday when state unit BJP
raised it at party’s national conclave. BJP criticized the lackadaisical attitude
of the UPA Govt in solving the visa issue saying that it lacks sensitivity on the
disheartened young sports talents, civil servants and other Arunachalees who have
been victim of stapled visa. The Chinese which claims Arunachal to be part of them,
issues stapled visa to Arunachalee citizen. The Indian govt. does not recognize it
and therefore don’t allow them to travel to China.
Last year when two young Arunachalee archers were issued stapled visa by Chinese
embassy, the whole nation was outraged. The Chinese government has been humiliating
citizen of Arunachal by repeatedly issuing stapled visa knowing very well that Indian
govt. will not accept it. It seems govt. of India is also not worried about such
instance and is discriminating to the people of Arunachal. Only when stapled visa
issue gets media hype, union government promises of taking action in this regard.
However ones media frenzy gets over, no one cares about it. In the process many talented
sports person and academician from Arunachal becomes the victim of politics between
New Delhi and Beijing.