TEZU, Mar 18: Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Dr. B M Mishra inaugurated District
Jail at Tezu today. The Jail will hold 40 prison inmates from native District and
will also house prisoners from Anini, Longding, Tirap, Changlang Districts.
Meanwhile, 34 prisoners were shifted to the District Jail from judicial custody today.
ACF condemns Nun rape incident
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Expressing shock over the rape incident of a Nun in West Bengal
and vandalization of Church at Hisar in Haryana, the Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF)
today extended its solidarity to the Christian community of West Bengal and Haryana.
Condemning the incidents with strongest term, ACF stated that a series of brazen
attack on Christians is a danger to unity and integrity of the country. The ACF also
added that silence on the part of government over the incidents has emboldened the
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. Tamo Mibang formally
released the first Issue of journal ‘Biorsources’ at Faculty of Life Science building
of the university at Rono Hills, Doimukh today.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mibang advised the scholars, students and faculty
members that the fundamental aims and objectives of biodiversity research should
be focused on socio-economic development of the region, and Arunachal Pradesh being
the largest and biodiversity rich state has an important role to play in national
and regional development.
He appreciated the CPEB-II team of RGU headed by Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator
Prof. H.N Sarma and Dr. Hui Tag for bringing out the Journal which has the potential
to achieve the height of excellence through dedicated effort of editorial team members.
Dr. Daniel Mize, Executive Editor of the Journal informed that the aims of launching
this journal is to provide platform to young researchers and scholars actively working
in the biodiversity rich region of Eastern Himalaya.
In the same function, the 3rd Issue of Biodiversity Newsletter of CPEB-II was released
by Prof. PC Bhattacharjee, member of the Expert Committee of CPEB-II programme of
Prof. HN Sarma, Coordinator of CPEB-II programme informed about CPEB-II activities
which mainly focused on documentation, knowledge sharing and sustainable utilization
of east Himalaya bioresources.
Dr. Hui Tag, Deputy Coordinator of CPEB-II programme informed that CPEB-II programme
of RGU have so far conducted 35 outreach programme in different localities of Arunachal
Pradesh. It aims to generate awareness among the grassroots level stakeholders about
potential and sustainable management and utilization of bioresources for the rapid
knowledge sharing and socio-economic development of Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof. Ranjan Das, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Prof. Tamuli, Department
of Commerce and COE, RGU, Prof. J.C Soni, Department of Education, Prof. T. Lumding,
former Dean of Students’ Welfare, RGU and Prof. D.N Das, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences,
RGU were present on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The District Agriculture Officer (DAO) of Tawang has refuted the
allegations of violating of guidelines in selecting firms for supply of inputs and
termed it as baseless.
Reacting to news items that appeared in this daily on March four and 16 wherein it
was alleged by All Arunachal Agriculture/Horticulture Inputs Suppliers Registered
Dealership Association that the District Agriculture Officer had violated Government
guidelines and adopted “Pick & Choose' method to select firms for supply of inputs,
the DAO in a release clarified that the firms were screened by the District Level
Screening Committee constituted by the Deputy Commissioner, Tawang and nly those
firms which had fulfilled all the criteria, terms and conditions as specified in
the Government Notification were selected for the said purpose.
ROING: Responding to the news item published in this daily on March 16 last wherein
the AAAHISRDA alleged that the DAOs and DHOs of various districts including DHO Roing
are violating the Govt’s guidelines/notification in implementation of Agriculture/Horticulture
Inputs of various schemes in the state, the DHO Roing clarified that the department
has followed prescribed policy of the Govt.
DHO Roing clarified that the department has floated open tender through advertisement
which was published at local news paper and one of the state leading daily and accordingly
various firms of Arunachal Pradesh have submitted their documents.
The Board members headed by ADC Roing as Chairman and DAO, DVO and one Officer from
the department as members verified all the relevant documents received from different
firms and selected 19 firms. However due to non-receipt of fund from the Govt, the
selected firms could not be intimated till date. Hence, there was no any choose
and pick method as alleged, added DHO.(DIPRO)
Villagers sensitized on good hygiene and sanitation practices
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A team of engineers of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED),
Daporijo, today visited Lepajaring village under Taliha circle as part of National
Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week and sensitized the villagers on
the importance of maintaining high degree of health and sanitation practices.
The villagers were educated on relationship among water, health, sanitation in day-to-day
life and role of each individual in making their village open defecation free.
A model individual household latrine (IHHL) using Roto Moulded Squatting Plate was
constructed under the supervision of JE RC Sharma. He explained the functioning of
each component as well as the procedure for proper operation and maintenance of the
The villagers pledged to eradicate open defecation in the village.
The team of engineers included N. Konia, EE, T Dulom, AE, and Sri Tapak Dagam, ASM
Sonia lauds PCC for maintaining winning streak
NEW DELHI, Mar 18: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with State Pradesh Congress Committee
President Padi Richo and newly elected MLA of 27 Liromoba Assembly Constituency Nyamar
Karbak called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her Parliament office here today.
The Congress President while congratulating Karbak on his victory in the recent bye-elections
lauded the efforts of the Chief Minister and PCC President on continuing the winning
streak of the Congress in this frontier state.
They discussed various issues related to the strengthening of the party in the state.
The Congress President was also briefed on the victory of the Congress party in the
recent Panchayati Raj bye elections to various vacant posts across the state.
Sonia Gandhi accepted the Chief Minister’s invitation to inaugurate a State Level
Convention organized by Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) on the
theme; Women’s Empowerment, Security of Women and Eradication of Social Evils. The
deliberations of the convention, planned in the last week of April at Itanagar will
be based on increasing awareness and knowledge of women Party workers at all levels
from across the State. Further, it is intended to give a renewed sense of direction
to Women representatives of the Party at various levels of Governance.
AICC General Secretary and in-Charge Arunachal V Narayansami was also present in
Small Holder Farmers Conference
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Godak Yarin from Raga attended the five days “Small Holder Farmers
Conference” held in New Delhi from March 10– 14 organized by Caritas India, Delhi.
Selected by Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA), she was the lone participants
in the conference from North East.
The conference was held to promote farmers to practice organic farming in entire
Presently Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) in collaboration with
Caritas India is working on the Project Farm Northeast (NRM) in 20 villages under
Kamporijo – I & II of Lower Subansiri district.
Yarin shared technical problems that are faced by the farmers In Arunachal and Northeast
India. She also shared a case study on People Lead Development Approach (PLDA) with
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways also attended the conference.
Participants from Nepal, Bangladesh and Germany also took part for the program.
National rural drinking water and sanitation awareness week concludes
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The gram panchayat level workshop cum national rural drinking water
and sanitation awareness week conducted by PHE &WS Division, Khonsa at Sinu Raho
GP concluded yesterday.
Doi Tarak, Consultant, M &E cum IMIS, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa urged the gathering
to keep their village clean through solid liquid wasted management approach.
Napong Kangnong, Block Coordinator, PHE & WS Sub- Divison, Khonsa displayed various
portable low cost sanitary toilets and encouraged the people of Sinu- Raho to construct
sanitary toilets in order to prevent sanitary borne diseases.
Earlier, the team visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidalaya Middle School, Barap and
highlighted water quality testing and personal hygiene.
Documentary film show on hygienic practices of water and sanitation, distribution
of leaflets, post card, H2S strip bottles were the other events of the week. DIPRO
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A mass Social Service was conducted under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yajana
(SAGY) in and around Kera-aa Rekho ground, Kera-aa Primary School and Mayu II Secondary
School under Mayu II GP today. A good number of volunteers including Sipi Linggi
Elapra, ZPC, Misa Linggi, ASM Mayu II, Joweta Meme-GPC, P.I, village elders, women
and youths took part. UD & Housing Deptt, Roing extended all possible help by providing
truck for disposing the garbage.
It is worth mentioning here that Mayu II Gram Panchayat has been adopted by RS MP
Mukut Mithi under SAGY, which is a GoI programme.
Unions distribute relief to Kato fire victims
AALO Mar 18: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union and West Siang District
Student Union visited Kato village under Kamba Circle recently.
The team distributed relief items like CGI sheets, blankets, buckets and rice to
two fire accident affected families.
The students also met ADC Kamba Nyiken Lollen and Panchayat leader Yorme Kato, and
discussed on relief provided by the District Administration and expressed their dismay
for not providing Fire Extinguisher at Kamba though proposal has been sent to the
Govt. long back. DIPRO
NSS unit conducts camping prog
BOMDILA, Mar 18: The NSS Unit of Government College Bomdila conducted a week-long
special camping programme at Wanghoo village.
The NSS Unit comprising of 141 volunteers participated in different social activities
like door to door awareness campaign related to natural and manmade disasters, swine
flu, personal and community hygiene, sewage cleaning and disposal etc. DIPRO
Church youths provide relief items to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A team of Town Baptist Church youths visited the fire-affected
families at Tadin village, West Siang and provided them with relief materials.
They also contributed few cash amounts to the fund of church to rebuild the church.
14 houses, including a church, six rice mills, two granaries and other properties
were devastated in a major fire accident at Tadin village on March three.
YOMA demands two more MOs
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Claiming that there are inadequate numbers of medical officers
specially during emergency case in Arunachal State Hospital Naharlagun, Youth Organization
Movement of Arunachal (YOMA) demanded the director of health services to appoint
two more medical officers to meet the needs during emergency. In its representation,
YOMA stated that even emergency patients have to wait for the doctors to attend them.
Centre releases SPA and TFC funds
Tuki calls for immediate release of fund under DoNER projects
NEW DELHI, Mar 18: The follow up for release of pending funds by the Government of
India for various development projects to the State Government, being personally
supervised by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has yielded positive results. The Centre
has released substantial funds under important allocations such as Special Plan Assistance
(SPA) and other schemes related to TFC, health, education, social welfare, etc.
Tuki who is in New Delhi since March 11 with his team of senior government officials
including the Chief Secretary and Secretary Planning has been holding several round
of discussions with senior central government officials regarding the resolution
of several issues before the closing of this financial year on March 31 next. More
releases covering important sectors are expected before March end to facilitate timely
completion of several ongoing projects.
The Chief Minister held important discussions with Secretary DoNER R Vijayakumar
who had called on him to apprise about the status of the projects under the Ministry.
Tuki expressed his concerns over inordinate delay in release of funds for ongoing
projects funded by DoNER and requested the Secretary to take immediate measures to
expedite the same. While reiterating the policy deficiencies in the Non Lapsable
Pool of Resources (NLCPR) fund being administered by DoNER Tuki called for an overhaul
of the provisions to ensure efficiency and diligence.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Heavy Industries
and Ministry of Finance also called on the Chief Minister to discuss several important
matters relating to the state.
In another important development, a Steering Group to monitor the preparation of
the Arunachal Vision 2030 document was formed by the Chief Minister here after consultations
at various levels.
The Steering Group that includes Gen JJ Singh, Former Governor, Ex Members of the
Planning Commission Saumitra Chaudhuri and B.K Chaturvedi is likely to meet for the
first round of discussions on March 28 in the national capital. The Chief Minister
hoped that with their experience and vast knowledge the Steering Group members will
be able to give a new direction to the long term aspirations of the state.
The Chief Minister said that this Vision for Arunachal would not be isolated but
prepared in participatory manner by including the views and suggestions of the people
of the state.
“Any vision would be successful only when the people, right from the grassroots,
contributes to its evolution. Therefore, we are going to make this a very participatory
exercise,” he confirmed.
As part of the State Government’s thrust on expanding the renewable energy landscape
of the state, the Chief Minister also finalized a 5 Mw Solar Plant in the state which
will be commissioned within the next three months.
During this visit to New Delhi the Chief Minister also attended the prestigious India
Today Conclave 2015 in which Arunachal Pradesh was showcased as a leading leisure
destination of the country. He also participated in the 7th edition of the Delhi
Dialogue on Indo ASEAN relations organized by the Ministry of External Affairs on
Tongam makes Arunachal proud
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Several organizations of the state rejoiced the rare achievement
of Tongam Rina, one of the senior journalists of the state and senior deputy editor
of Arunachal Times. Tongam has been awarded Indian of the year 2014 for public service
by CNN IBN group in a glittering ceremony held yesterday evening at New Delhi.
The Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists
(APUWJ) expressed joy over the news that Tongam Rina has been awarded Indian of the
year 2014 for public service by CNN IBN group.
In a joint statement both the organizations expressed hope that her rare achievement
will inspire the generation of aspiring young journalists of the state. “She is an
epitome of courage and her dedication towards cause of freedom of speech and expression
is truly inspiring. She has made every Arunachalee proud with her achievement,” said
APC President Chopa Cheda.
The APC and APUWJ while congratulating Rina, stated that she has set a new benchmark
in the field of journalism and young Arunachalees should draw inspiration from her
The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) extended congratulation
to Tongam for receiving the CNN IBN IOTY Award.
“Her achievement is the recognition her selfless and fearless service rendered by
her in the field of journalism,” APSCW Member Secretary Yame Higio said in a congratulatory
APSCW expressed the hope that the young women of Arunachal Pradesh will draw inspiration
from her courage to stand for the right and bring out real issues of the state without
Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) congratulated Tongam, also one
of its active members, for making the state and its people proud through her rare
The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) described Tongam as pride of Arunachal, an ardent
and courageous journalist the state has produced so far. The Society hoped she will
scale more heights in the field of journalism and inspire younger generations in
“The readers have been a keen observer of her articles and news coverage of immense
importance on the socio-political, cultural and economic aspects and agenda of our
state and we do hope that she will continue to work with dedication for the complete
integration of this Himalayan state; culturally and emotionally and propagate the
essence of peace as pre-requisite for progress and prosperity of Arunachal Pradesh
by her creative writing skills,” NES said in a congratulatory message to Tongam for
receiving the prestigious award.
“The jury proved their wisdom and broad mental horizon by identifying a deserving
recipient of the deserving award from a tiny state of ours, far off from the so called
mainland as a befitting recognition to her hard work and service to the people,”
the message added.
2nd day of Spring Festival
Adventure sports steal the limelight
Chow Bilaseng Namchoom
PASIGHAT, Mar 18: The adventure Tourism sports on the day two of the on-going 3-day
Arunachal Spring Festival at Pasighat stole the limelight. The festival is being
organized by the Department of Tourism in order to promote and tap the huge tourism
potential of East Siang district.
Much to the delight of the tourists, adventure activities like rock climbing, angling,
All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) drives, paragliding, parasailing were organized.
The main attraction of the today’s event was angling competition held at River Siang
near Bodak Village where a total of 12 anglers participated. However, results were
yet to be declared.
Angling opportunities available in our state are yet to be explored due to lack of
awareness, said one of the anglers.
Our team of fishing experts is studying the locations along the Siang River to promote
the unique angling events, said Nino Dai who is a ground coordinator of the festival.
On the day one of the carnival, colourful traditional dance presented by different
troupes of state and Fashion Show presented by designer Kari Lombi enthralled the
crowd. Other attraction of the day one was musical night with participation of
local legendary artiste like Omak Komut Collectives and Delong Padung besides Imphal
talkies, Tetseo Sisters and Guru Rewben Mashangwa.
SES bans use of mobile phone, advocates wearing traditional dress in schools
NAFRA, Mar 18: In a bid to ward off the impact of modernity Sajolang Elite Society
(SES) resolved to ban use of mobile phone by secondary level Sajolang students in
schools. It also decided that if any student found with mobile phone during class
hour he/she would be summoned by the society for necessary action. The society justified
its move by stating that accessing of internet through smart phone has pernicious
effect on underage students. The decision came after a mass meeting convened at under
the chairmanship of Aju Khonjuju at Nafra in West Kameng recently.
SES also decided to make mandatory for Sajolang students to wear traditional dress
in their respective schools on every Monday. However, it made it clear that the
rule will be implemented only in Sajolang inhibited areas of both East and West Kameng
districts. And the design of the traditional dress for students will be given by
its women wings. To promote its traditional liquor (chang), SES also decided to
ban foreign liquor during Chindang festival.
In a statement, SES president said that promoting of local liquor would attract more
tourists in such festivals. Aju also stressed that production of local handicrafts
and other traditional instruments should also be encouraged more, so that it generates
income for the villagers in rural areas.
During the meeting representative from All Sajolang Students Union, PRI leaders and
public leaders were also present.
Sajolang (Miji) is a small community with total population of ten thousand (approximately)
according to 2011 census. It inhibited in small pockets of western East Kameng and
eastern West Kameng district.
Govt to give special focus on education sector: Felix
PASIGHAT, Mar 18: Arunachal is going to get a fiscal stimulus package for the state
under 14th Finance Commission and special focus will be given to education, said
Parliamentary Secretary for (Edn & IPR) Bamang Felix while addressing a consultative
meeting with the education officers today here at the Siang Guest House conference
hall. The meeting was convened to know the first hand information of the functioning
of education department of the district including teacher and student strengths,
infrastructure development and maintenance etc.
While admitting that his department is facing multiple challenges, he expressed hope
that with sustained efforts better results could be achieved. He suggested the ways
and means to overcome problems and issues raised by the academicians.
Laying stress on good governance by all functionaries, he sought concerted efforts
to create favorable and suitable atmosphere for learning environment. He gave instruction
to DDSE and his associate officers to frame short, medium and long term planning
for future so that every school could provide basic amenities like furniture, good
Felix also called for implementing the policies and programs of the government by
all the stakeholders of the department and also suggested them to come up to expectation
of the public, student and department.
“The government has adopted zero tolerance for education sector. We are committed
to rationalize the transfer and posting of all categories of teachers through single
window transfer and posting system to equip with the sufficient numbers of teachers
in every school and determined not to tolerate any lapses by any employee of the
department in the state,” he reiterated.
Later, Felix accompanied by DDSE, SSA Coordinator, PD (RMSA) and Chief Councilor
(PMC) visited fire ravaged Gandhi Secondary School, Pasighat and took stock of losses.
He also made surprise visits to DEM Hr. School, IG Middle School (Banskota) and KGBV
(Sawmill area) and interacted with the teachers and students to know ground reality.
While visiting KGBV (Sawmill area) the PS expressed unhappiness over the management
of the NGO, presently running the school. He observed that there was no boundary
wall or fencing to protect the girls, laboratory was being used as hostel and the
NGO has appointed an unqualified warden violating the norms set by the government.
He also visited, newly constructed Shiksak Sadan and DDSE office in 2-mile area and
assured to initiate positive steps to make these fully functional soon.
Felix on the way to Itanagar also visited KGBV Rayang, surprised to learn that students
were attending annual examination but there was no teacher present in the school.
The very upset PS directed the DDSE to summon the coordinator of the concerned NGO
to report him immediately in his Itanagar office. “I cannot compromise with the future
of our children. NGOs should impart good education instead of doing business. If
they fail to show sincerity and dedication our government will compel to terminate
them,” he cautioned. DIPRO
Wildlife awareness campaign
Adequate forest guards sought to prevent wildlife hunting, deforestation
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The series of awareness campaigns on wildlife protection and preservation
organized by Pakke Valley Multipurpose Society Ltd. (PVMSL) in collaboration with
Department of Forest under state CAMPA in East Kameng district emphasized of the
need to deploy adequate forest guards in the block-wise, if possible, village-wise,
to stop hunting and deforestation activities rampant in the district.
It was revealed during the awareness camps that limitless issuance of gun licences
has been one of major causes of excessive hunting of wildlife. It can be minimized
only when the state government holds back and limits the issue of gun licence to
the public, said PVMSL in a release.
“Air Guns are mainly used for hunting purposes; hence availing of air gun from stores
should also be banned,” it suggested.
Besides conducting awareness campaign on wildlife protection and conservation in
every village, the concern authority in the district should appoint wildlife and
forest monitoring committee in villages under CAMPA, it said.
The village GBs and Panchayat leaders and members should organize orientation workshop
on Forest Acts and legal provisions on forest and wildlife. Textbook relating to
wildlife and natural resources conservation and preservation should be made mandatory
at school level syllabus, it said.
Saplings should be provided to the villagers, school students and other public for
plantation in their respective place/ areas free of cost.
The camps were manly conducted on roadside between Seppa and Chayang Tajo for large
participation by people. However, two camps were conducted at 18 Mile Camp and Pachi
Camp on March 17 and 18 respectively.
Forest Beat Officer Seppa, Nungsung Natung, along with AEKSU president AEKSU and
advocate SD Londa were invited as resource persons for today’s programme at Pachi
Range Forest Officer Tai Dora, AEKSU president Karbia Sonam, Advocate, SD Londa,
and 18-Mile Govt. Middle School Head Master Kiachak Londa attended programme at 18-Mile
Camp as resource persons.
Karuna Trust PPP model lauded in Philippines
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Anup Sarmah, coordinator of Karuna Trust, Arunachal Chapter along
with Dr Raja Dodum, Nodal officer, National Urban Health Mission, had represented
India at International Workshop on ''Empowerment of Indigenous People through community
participation for sustainable health care system'', held in Tanay city, Philippines
from 2nd to 12th March 2015. Only two NGOs of India had been selected by the Karuna
Trust's international NGO partner The Asian Health Institute (AHI), Japan & INAM,
a Philippine based NGO for the workshop.
Policy makers, experts, research scholars of Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines,
Nepal, India and Bangladesh participated in the program.
During the workshop Anup Sarmah had shared about the new initiatives of NRHM in Arunachal
Pradesh and other states of India where the Govt. primary health centres are being
managed under Public private Partnership program by the Trust. It created lot of
enthusiasm among the International delegates to know how NGOs are involved in the
strengthening of Govt. health centres in remote and difficult areas.
The audio visual interaction program created enthusiasm among the Province level
& National level policy makers of Philippines and other experts of Asian countries.
As the Karuna Trust's state PPP partner, Dr Raja Dodum, presented the National Health
policy of India including the recent initiatives & schemes of National Health Mission.
He also highlighted how NGOs role is important for the strengthening of public health
Both Sarmah & Dr Raja also visited remote rural health units and the villages inhabited
by the indigenous communities of Rizal province of Philippines and studied the role
of community health volunteers in managing the traditional health care system in
the geographically isolated places of Philippines.
It is to mention that Karuna Trust in partnership with the Dept of Health & family
welfare, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has been managing eleven Primary Health Centres
(PHCs) under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) program of NHM since Jan 2006. Under
this program Karuna Trust is providing universal health services for about 6% of
the total population of the state.
BJP for curbing election malpractices
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged the Election Commission
of India through the Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh to issue necessary
directives to the Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng to constitute an inquiry committee
to examine and curb the alleged election malpractices in 8-Bameng Assembly Constituency.
Highlighting some alleged malpractices like inducing voters to take bribe, threatening,
invocation of divine intervention, forceful keeping of mortgage of property that
are widely practiced before, during and after election in the Bameng Assembly constituency,
the party in its representation requested to issue directives to all the elected
Panchayat leaders and Gaon Burahs of East Kameng to prevent recurrence of forcing
the people to take oath relating to election purpose in their respective jurisdiction.
“If elections are held under such suffocating atmosphere how can we expect a free
and fair election and also healthy participation of the electors,” the party said,
and appealed to the ECI to create an atmosphere where every citizen of the State
can participate in election without any fear and elect their representative according
to their conscience.
The party took part in the all Political Party meeting held on Tuesday at CEO’s office
here to discuss on the improvement in Electoral Roll- Launching of National Electoral
Rolls Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) in the State of Arunachal
It strongly advocated for purification and authentication in electoral roll for healthy
participation and equal opportunity of the electors during elections. It hoped strict
implementation of the programme will not only give a correct figure of electors in
the state but also prevent an elector from casting his vote more than one constituency,
the representation said.
Breakthrough in Kameng HEP construction
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: In a major breakthrough, the power developer has completed the
herculean and challenging task of boring the 14.47 km long Head Race Tunnel (HRT)
of 600 MW Kameng HEP in the tectonically disturbed Himalayan terrain of Arunachal
Pradesh on March 16 last.
P C Pankaj, CMD, NEEPCO Limited activated the last blast at 11 am in Face-II of HRT
at Bichom in presence of Kumsi Sidisow, Thrizino-Buragaon MLA & Parliamentary Secretary
(PHE&WS), A K Singh, Deputy Commissioner, West Kameng district, M K Sharma, ED(P)
Hydro, B C Saha, ED(D&E), S K Baruah, HOP, KaHEP and host of other officials of NEEPCO
Limited and Patel Engineering. The work commenced during February 2005 for conveying
water from Bichom Dam to feed the hydro-turbines of Kimi PH and in-spite of encountering
various geological surprises the breakthrough could be achieved.
The criticalities encountered and remedial measures adopted during the boring of
this 14.47 km tunnel in this tectonically disturbed, young and fragile Himalayan
belt are precious for the tunnel engineers as well as for engineering geologists
all over the world.
The Kameng Hydro Electric Project which is situated in the West Kameng District,
envisages an annual generation of 3353 MU of electricity by constructing two dams
across the river Bichom & Tenga and, conveying this water to Kimi Power House through
a 14.47 km long Head Race Tunnel and 3.7 km long High Pressure Tunnels to feed hydro-turbines
of four generating units having capacity of 150 MW each. It is a run-of-the-river
project with a gross head of 536 meters and firm power of 161 MW. The horseshoe shaped
concrete lined HRT of 6.7 M dia has been designed to convey 140 cumecs of power draft.
A-Coy, Jully emerges champion in the 4th IRBn Inter-Company Volleyball championship
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The four-day long 4th IRBn Inter-Company Volleyball Champion -2015
came to end on a colourful note at 4th IRBn BHQ, Jully today.
In the final match A-Coy., Jully defeated the equally strong opponent D-Coy of PTC
by 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-11 and emerged as the Champion of the 4th IRBn
Inter-company Volleyball championship 2015. CT. Nokbow Pansa was adjudged as the
best player and best discipline team award was given to F-Coy., Seppa.
The final tug of war match was played between A-Coy., Jully vs B-Coy., Naharlagun
and later defeated the former in the two straight set to claim the champion title.
Prizes were distributed to winners during closing ceremony.
Prize and reward of Annual classification firing was also announced. Asstt. Commandant,
Techi Susen was declared as best firer among officers of 4th IRBn, BHQ, Jully in
9mm Pistol firing category.
Head Constable Taw Leya was adjudged best firer among Head Constable in 9mm CMG category.
Constable Pill Talam was adjudged best firer in Constable category of 5.56mm INSAS
Republic Day Parade contingent led by SI Chukhu Teri (PC) was also rewarded on the
occasion for their excellent drill performance during Republic Day Parade 2015 at
I.G. Park, Itanagar. SI Noren Siang (PC) and his subordinate ASI M. Perme were also
rewarded with Commendation certificate-III and cash for their excellent performance
of law and order duty at Upper Siang.
Earlier, addressing the closing ceremony, Commandant Meghna Yadav (IPS) congratulated
all the participating teams viz A-Coy, Jully, B-Coy, Naharlagun, C-Coy, Tarasso,
D-Coy, PTC, E-Coy, Tawang/Bomdila, F-Coy, Seppa and Office team for their well and
exemplary performance during the entire tournament.
While encouraging the participants, Megha Yadav said “it is a platform where we
law enforcing agency get time to interact with each other apart from our normal duty.”
She promised to organize such event in near future. “Winning and losing is part of
the game,” she said while lauding all the participants and organizers for successful
conclusion. It is a victory of everyone who had contributed and took part, Yadav
Disaster management meeting held
YUPIA, Mar 18: A team of Disaster Management Audit, Brig (Dr).B.K Khanna, Chairman,
BNK Disaster Management and Crisis Management Services, New Delhi, Squadron Leader
Krishan Mitroo, Member, DM Expert and Nina Khanna, Member DM Expert had a meeting
with DC cum Chairman Disaster Management Tai Kaye and all officers of line department
at DC Office Yupial today.
DC Tai Kaye who is also the Chairman of District Disaster Management highlighted
on the various preparedness on Disaster Management of the district and informed
that the area is located in vulnerable zone and the main challenging problem is the
lack of proper tools and equipments of Disaster Management at district level during
The visiting team had one to one interaction with the officers to know about their
role in disaster Management plan of the district. They said that good disaster management
program can only be made when there is collective effort and equal contributions
from all sides. A better community based preparedness and management should be high
priority in any disaster Management plan.
Earlier, Brig(Dr) B.K Khanna informed that the main objective of the Disaster Management
Audit process is to evaluate and improve the Disaster Management preparedness program.
At Itanagar, the meeting with Technical Team, National Disaster Management Authority
was held at Office of Deputy Commissioner today.
The Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex apprised the Technical Team about the problems
faced during disaster within Capital Complex in the last one year. During the meeting
a Proforma for Disaster Management Audit was given to all the members present and
necessary instructions were given to all by the Technical Team.
The Technical Team also visited Hospitals, Schools, Markets, etc in the Capital Complex
and adjoining areas during the course of audit.
Unfortunately lots of local dialects are on the verge of extinction. Due to globalization,
the economically powerful languages have started dominating the local dialect. Even
many parents believe that their dialects have no future and that their children will
not acquire professional qualification if they teach them their tribal language.
All the schools, especially the private schools discourage the use of local dialect.
Children of present generation are even ashamed of speaking in their own dialect.
Well, we should know that when a community losses their local dialect, they often
lose part of their culture and tradition.
Keeping in mind the importance of local dialect, no stone should be left unturned
to preserve and protect it from extinction. The concerned ministry, NGOs, societies
and every individual should play their part in this endeavor. The young generation
should be encouraged to speak in their dialect. “Loss of language is loss of culture;
Loss of culture is loss of identity"
Speed up the work
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw kind attention of our beloved PWD
Minister about ongoing repairing and maintenance of road stretching from state capital
to Jote by concerned PWD department. It is observed that PWD department has only
few labourers (10-20 numbers) in hand for carrying out this work and with this amount
of manpower, the work is moving at a snail pace. The said work started since last
October and it has not completed even halfway. If this pace of work is maintained,
it would take one year for completion of repairing work.
And it would be further delayed as rainy season is also approaching and during monsoon
season they will not be able to burn the bitumen. So, a little time of about two
month is left for finishing the work. The said stretch of road is of state importance
as it would connect various institutions like NIT, Arunachal Law College, EDI, tourism
resorts etc. Also large numbers of public of this area use this road on daily basis.
Therefore, being a concern citizen and daily user of the road I urge respected minister
to kindly look into the matter personally for early amicable solution and completion
This is with reference to the news item published in your daily on 17th March under
the headline extortion racket busted, wherein it was mentioned that few people have
been arrested for extorting money from the government officials. It was mentioned
in the news item that two of the alleged accused namely Charu Kani and Yura Rajesh
hails from Kurung Kumey district.
We are surprised to hear this as truth is that both of them belong to Kra Daadi District
which has separated from Kurung Kumey. Also it is matter of regret that the police
official made such wrong publication without properly verifying the background of
arrested persons. Such wrong publication defames the name of our district and gives
wrong impression to the general public.
Therefore, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey District Unit demand
the officer In-charge to verify accused person and give clarification in local news
paper at the earliest.
Kurung Kumey District Unit ANYA
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---- Editorial ----
The mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi at Bangalore has once again brought to
the fore, the need to protect honest government officials who takes up cudgel against
the corruption. Before his untimely death, Ravi had taken up crusade against illegal
builders. He became extremely popular as the deputy commissioner of Kolar district
for his work in ridding encroachments and other "honest" works. Ravi’s death has
angered the people of India as he joins many other honest officers who are constantly
paying for their life for being an honest government servant.
Our system has gone so wrong that there seems to be no place for the honest person.
Those officials who try to do their work with sincerity and truthfulness often become
the victim of corrupt system. In such scenario, how can one expect government officials
to be honest and sincere? While Karnataka government is maintaining that Ravi’s death
is case of suicide, many including his family member suspect’s foul play. Today his
parents staged a protest outside the State Secretariat building and demanded a CBI
probe into the mysterious death of their son. Karnataka government should heed to
their demands and handover the case to CBI. State CID may be easily influenced by
local politicians and therefore such prove will not be transparent enough.