With a series of events lined up for the occasion, Shristi - 2010 would be able to
come up with innovative solutions in the areas of managing and sustaining technological
skills to uplift the socio-economic condition of the region, he hoped.
Describing NERIST with its resources as great asset of the state to bridge the gap
between the developed and disadvantaged regions of the country, the minister hoped
the festival would come out with a blue print for Arunachal Pradesh-specific technology
to harness its resources. In his brief speech, Director, Higher and Technical Education,
Dr. Joram Begi exhorted the students of NERIST to make good use of the festival where
students will have the opportunities to nurture their talents through creative and
innovative technical management skill and knowledge.
NE region, especially Arunachal Pradesh, has been lagging far behind in technological
front as compared to other parts of the country, Begi said, adding that NERIST can
play a very important role in this direction by way of producing skilled human resources.
He exhorted the young scientists to innovate ideas that are best suited for application
in local condition.
He informed that faculties are being involved in research activities at least for
37 projects for socio-economic development of the state. He hoped that once the bio-diesel
project is commissioned, it would not only be a substitute for conventional fuel
source but also uplift the socio-economic condition of the people of the state.
Your case is devoid of merit: Court tells APPSC
Itanagar, Apr 01: Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) “irritated”
by the decision of Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APSIC) after being directed
to allow an applicant to peruse an answer script knocked the Gauhati High Court.
But the Court dismissed the writ petition filed by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service
Commission as it was devoid of merit and uphold the decision of APSIC.
One Sange Norbu, an aspirant for the post of Inspector, Tax and Excise filed an RTI
application under RTI Act 2005 to Public Information Officer, Arunachal Pradesh Public
Service Commission on 15 Jan 2007 to allow him to peruse Mathematics answer script.
Dissatisfied with the answered by the Public Service Commission and given the fact
that in a similar case, Public Service Commission had allowed perusal of answer script,
Norbu filed an appeal to the State Information Commission . The Arunachal Pradesh
Information Commission rejected the contention of the Public Service Commission that
disclosure of answer script of any competitive examination conducted will affect
the impartial and autonomous status APPSC as the answer scripts are top secret documents.
Information Commission had said that answerer scripts are not so secret to be covered
under Official Secret Act. It said that once the results are out, answer scripts
cease to be confidential and secret and public interest justify the disclosure of
Farmer, SHG and unemployed youth on NABARD’s radar
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
is on a mission mood in Arunachal Pradesh to help the Govt solve the unemployment
problem with self-employment ventures.
Disclosing the vision for 2010-11 during a press meet here today, NABARD Regional
Office general manager Dr B G Mukhopadhyay informed that the bank has plan to go
for an extensive capacity building programme for the Farmer’s Clubs, SHGs and unemployed
youths in active association with the Govt agencies and NGOs.
NABARD is trying to reach out every district of the state, he said while adding
that educating the people at the district, block and circle levels will be on priority
agenda so that the people could be made aware on the schemes available for them
and they could make informed choices.
Initiatives are being taken for linking the farmers and SHGs to markets, creation
of new partners and extensive engagement of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and local
community-based organistions for Tribal Development Fund (TDF), FTTF and FIFP projects,
NABARD has facilitated setting up of Rural Self-Employment Training Institute (RSETI),
he said and disclosed that Govt of India has sanctioned Rs 1 crore to Arunachal
Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB) for setting up the Institute at Itanagar for catering
to the training and capacity building needs of the local unemployed youth of the
state. Hopefully, state Govt has confirmed the allotment of land for establishment
of RSETI at Itanagar, he added.
Highlighting the achievements made by NABARD during 2009-10 NABARD deputy general
manager A K Pasrija informed that NABARD RO had sanctioned 6 road and 1 bridge project
involving RIDF loan of Rs 56.20 crore and disbursed RIDF loan of Rs. 78.41 crore
for on going and new projects together.
Investment credit of Rs.371.58 lakh was disbursed to Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
(APRB) for providing loans to farmers and unemployment youths for taking up agriculture,
allied activities, non farm sector and service sector activities. This was also
up by 364% as over 2008-09, he added. Though NABARD targeted all the districts
of the state under its promotional and develolmental functions, it has initiated
several steps for financial inclusion of 5 districts, namely, Changlang, Dibang
Valley, East Kameng, Lohit and Tirap as identified by Rangarajan Committee through
District Level Seminars and drawing Action Plan.
NABARD accelerated the process of putting into reality the Micro Finanace Vision-2011
of the State Govt by providing technical and financial support, he said, adding 80
CDPOs of the Dept of Social welfare were trained as Master Trainers, which conducted
42 district level training programmes in identified 8 districts in the first phase
for more than 1300 anganwadi workers during the year. The Department has already
formed more than 1000 SHGs in 8 districts, he said.
Under SHG Bank Linkage Programme it has provided grant assistance of Rs.10 lakh
to 7 NGOs for promoting 250 SHGs in 5 districts, namely, Changlang, Lohit, Kurung
Kumey, Lower Subansiri and Papum Pare districts.
During 2009-10, NABARD RO had sanctioned grant of Rs. 11.32 lakh to various NGOs
for conducting 4 REDPs for training 100 SHG members and for conducting 11 Skill
Development Programmes for training 250 people for the various activities. 110 Farmers
Clubs, across 10 districts of the State were set up with help of NGOs/KVKs.
PC to arrive in Itanagar on Friday
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who is arriving in the State Capital
tomorrow, will visit Poma village, 32 km from Itanagar and see the Bamboo Processing
Center set up there. The socio-economic rural development project is the brainchild
of State Governor, Gen JJ Singh. The sleepy village has been energiesed by the Bamboo
Processing Center and turned into nucleus of various activities like PMGSY, NREGA,
organic farming, bee keeping, tourism and also afforestation programmes. Turned into
a model village, today, it has carpeted road, power, better school and health care
centre. Many projects are coming up in the area due to the BPC, which has already
received orders in lakhs for agarbati sticks etc. The Craft shop is already decked
with products, such as baskets, mats, table lamps, mugs and carry belts made by the
local ladies of Poma areas. The Union Minister will be seeing the successful pilot
project on the day.
During his maiden visit, the Union Minister is also likely to visit the Gekar Sinyi
Lake. According to tourism department sources, work on the 3.5 km pathway around
the lake, creation of infrastructure, Children Park and introduction of boats in
the lake area have added interest amongst the visitors. These projects along with
the recent survey and investigation work by Indian Navy drivers and ongoing electrification
work of the lake received the much required impetus due to initiative of the Governor,
source added. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Sanction for Soochana Bhawan in advance stage
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The sanction for the much awaited Soochana Bhawan is in advance
stage and would get the central nod soon, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy said immediately
after his meeting with DoNER joint secretary P K Pattaink.
The project, persistently demanded by the press fraternity of the state, was approved
in principle by the union ministry for development of North East Region a few years
While it was an election promise of Sanjoy to the press corps, Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu had also assured during a recent press conference that he would pursue the
DoNER secretary Jayati Chandra for release of fund at the earliest.
Sanjoy, who got the technical vetting of the project worth about Rs 8.5 crore, reassured
that the Soochna Bhawan would be a reality soon.
Arunachal Pradesh was one of the few states in the North Eastern region without such
a facility that had prompted the scribes to press for its demand.
Roing expected to have Degree College soon
ROING, Apr 01: With the strong plea made by MLA Laeta Umbrey to the Chief Minister
and education ministry for the inclusion of Roing in the proposed top model colleges
in the state, it is expected that the long cherished dream of Roing people to have
a Degree College will be a reality soon.
According to sources, the Centre has decided to establish about 10 model colleges
in Arunachal Pradesh.
In his letter written to the ministers, it is said “Roing is located in the centre
place of Lohit, East Siang, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts of the
state. Lack of proper road communication made Roing secluded for many years. But
now Roing will be linked by NH-52 to both east and west parts of the state, NH-37
to Tinsukia in Assam and 2 Lane Road to Anini under SARDP-NE. After the completion
of these projects, Roing will have many alternative roads and is going to be the
business and education hub of the state”.
Despite the serious communication hitches, several reputed higher school have come
up in recent times in this isolated region. There are nearly seven Higher Secondary
Schools including Anini, Dambuk, Boling, JNV, VKV, Roing etc fulfilling all pre-requisite
criteria of the Roing, The letter further emphasised.
“We are well prepared to get the Degree College as appropriate land has been already
earmarked for the site”, the MLA assures.
Bishop Washes the Feet of the Faithful on Maundy Thursday
Doimukh Apr 01: Christians in Arunachal Pradesh observed Maundy Thursday (the Thursday
before Easter Sunday) to commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist. At Catholic
churches the ‘Washing of the Feet’ ritual was also held.
Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas Kattrukudiyil, the Bishop of Itanagar performed the ‘Washing
of the Feet’ ritual at the Infant Jesus Church Doimukh. The ritual and services began
in the evening. All priests led the ritual in other Catholic Churches.
The chief celebrant of the Mass washes the feet of twelve men in the ‘Washing of
the Feet’ ritual. The ritual is seen as a pious re-enactment of the Christ washing
the feet of his twelve disciples at the Last Supper. The faithful take the ritual
as a symbol of the Christ’s message of humility, service and love for his disciples.
Maundy Thursday also symbolizes the Christ’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and
Judas’ betrayal. To commemorate the Christ’s agony ‘night vigil’ is held in most
churches. ‘Night vigils’ usually go on till the commencement of the Good Friday services.
The Holy Week commemorating the events of Christ’s last week before his death, is
central to Christian tradition of Faith. The Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy
Saturday with the great vigil and Easter are the chief festivals of the Holy Week.
Lohit brigade on humanitarian mission
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Lohit Brigade paid compensation to the next kin of civilian porters
who died while on long race petrol duties with Army troops. This ex-gratia of Rs.
4.24 Lacs and Rs. 4.53 Lacs to each family may not bury the sorrow of their tragic
loss but will go a long way in easing their pain. U Falcum, a resident of Tarampa
Village of Chaglogam and Monaj Singh resident of Barghat 32 Mile in Tezu , died
while performing porter duties for the Army in August 2009 . The Army authorities
earnestly swung in to action to ensure that the financial benefits reach the next
of kin expeditiously.
Speaking at the ‘Compensation ceremony held at Lohitpur yesterday, the Commander
Lohit Brigade , Brigadier Manjeet Mehta , Sena Medal, expressed his sincere gratitude
to the people of Lohit , Dau and Dalai valleys for their unstinting support and assistance
to the Army in securing national borders and execution of its duties in the remote
area of Arunachal Pradesh. He also utilized this occasion to express willingness
to provide all help and assistances to the people from the Army’s side. The ceremony
was well attended by the representative of DC, Anjaw district and a number of other
Y. Falcum, father of deceased porter thanked the Army authorities for the compensation
and also for bearing the expenditure for education of his younger son for last one
year. Choudhury Singh , father of the other deceased hailed the Army’s concern
and being sympathetic and helpful to the family of late Manoj Singh.
Army Adventure Wing wins the first event of National Rafting Championship
YINGKIONG, Apr 01: Amid thousands of spectators, Army Adventure Wing Raiwala won
the head to head sprint competition beating Army Adventure Wing Belgaum in day one
of the ongoing 7th National Rafting Championship 2010 at River Siang near 12 kilo
here today. Debutant Arunachal, preformed its best to finish at 7th position. Tuting-Yingkiong
MLA Alo Libang today flagged off Championship amidst large enthusiastic gathering.
Besides BSF Gwalior (MP), Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, Arunachal Pradesh team, Army
White Water Rafting Teams from Along, Nimu, Raiwala, Burdong, Belgaon are participating
Spectators thronged the river bed to witness the thrilling competitions consisting
of Time Trial and Head to Head Parallel Sprint. The teams demonstrated their spirit
of adventurism and expertise in maneuvering the dangerous looking rapids which the
The event is being organized by the Indian Rafting Foundations (IRF) and Arunachal
Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) and supported by the Ministry of Tourism
and Tourism department, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The Odias living and working in Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Utkala
Diwas today at a function at Kali mandir, Naharlagun in a befitting manner.
While the whole world celebrates April fool today, Odias celebrate Utkal Diwas for
Odisha, known as Kalinga or Utkala became an independent state on this day in 1936.
In his message on the 75th statehood day, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu congratulated
the people of Orissa, particularly those who have been serving in Arunachal Pradesh
for decades with complete dedication and sincerity.
The cultural relations between Odisha and Arunachal Pradesh (the then NEFA) is an
established fact with the ruins of famous Mlanithan temples belonging to the 14th-15th
Century AD having proof of Odishan architecture. Odias zealously guard their great
Jaganath culture where ever they went and made a difference with their commitment
of purpose, he said.
“There are good number of Odia teachers in the state. As teachers have a great role
to play in contributing towards man making, I thank them for their contributions
and appeal them to continue to serve the state, particularly at this juncture when
Arunachal is poised to leap forward for a better tomorrow,” the message added. Lok
Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, while greeting the Odias said the Paikas proved their
bravery in defending their motherland Kalinga in 261 BC and turned Ashoka, the Chandasoka
to Dharmasoka, with the Prince of Kalinga Bijoy sacrificing his life in the battle
field. You are proud to be Oriyas today because of the Paika warriors and the Prince
and celebrating the Utkala Diwas.
Sanjoy, who could not attend the function because of pressing engagements in Delhi,
said: I am well aware of the contributions of Odia brethren towards the socio-economic
development of the state and place my sincerest thanks to the Odias on this great
While extending my hearty congratulation once again, I appeal the Oriyas to continue
to be Arunachlee-Odiyas in letter and spirit to serve Arunachal with renewed spirit.
I wish the Arunachal Utkal Sanskritika Parishad, the socio-cultural organization,
a long and vibrant life.
Recalling the linkage between the people of the two states, Prof RB Tripathy, HoD,
Political science, DNGC reminiscent the good old days, before the tiny tots presented
a cultural propgramme.
AAPSU reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: AAPSU has reiterated its demand for suspension of officers of SSA,
Rajya Mission for their alleged involvement in misappropriation of fund. It said
that for impartial enquiry it is essential to put the officer’s responsible under
suspension while warning to adopt a “democratic movement” if demands are not met
by April first week.
AAPSU General Secretary Tujum Poyom further questioned the government on “meaningless
game of suspension and revocation drama” in various departments in the state. He
wanted to know if there was any political interest in suspending officers and forcing
them to join office without any enquiries. This hopeless and nonsense act of government
is creating confusion among the good and sincere citizens of the state, he added.
Farmers encouraged to practice Integrated Farming System by KVK
DAPORIJO, Apr 01: A five days Farmer’s Training Programme organized by the Krishi
Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Maro, Upper Subansiri district concluded on Mar 29 last.
Around 76 farmers from the nearby areas benefited from the training programme.
Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) W. Purnima Devi spoke on the topic ‘Package of
practices for cultivation of high quality protein maize (HQPM) and Sesamum.’ The
farmers interacted with the SMS and asked about the effects of using chemicals on
their crops and soil. The farmers were also advised to practice integrated nutrient
management for sustainable agriculture. Certified seeds were also distributed to
the farmers for trial.
Scientific Pig Production was encouraged with special emphasis on points like housing,
feeding, breeding and other management aspects of pig farming by Dr. Bina Saikia,
The importance of de-worming and disease management was also discussed.
With the aim of popularizing fish farming Dipjyoti Bora, Programme Assistant delivered
a lecture on “Design and construction of an ideal fish farm” and advised the farmers
to take up fishery activities on commercial basis to enhance fish production in that
The farmers were encouraged to practice integrated farming system by Tage Tabin,
Programme Assistant. Nyape Bam, Farm Manager gave a brief overview of the activities
and functions of KVK. DIPRO
AR organize Medical and Veterinary Camp
Jairampur, Apr 01: A Medical cum Veterinary Camp for Jagun and surrounding areas
was organized by the 18th Assam Rifles, Jairampur under the aegis of 25 Sector Assam
Rifles’s “ Dah Dvisiion” today. During the routine patrolling & Interaction with
the Gaon Buras and the local population a need was felt for providing medical help
to the locals as they have to traverse large distances to reach nearest medical centers.
The camp was set up at the Patkai Gate grounds.
There were 7 doctors including two Lady Doctors and a Dental Doctor with mobile Dental
Van and 3 Veterinarians who took care of the influx of patients & their livestock.
Free medicines were provided to the patients. Apart from the routine medical aid,
printed pamphlets on AIDS and Cancer awareness were also distributed to the people
attending the camp.
The SDO Margherita Mr. Geoffery Ningthoujam, IAS was the Chief Guest for this function
& had expressed his satisfaction on the Assam Rifles initiatives towards the welfare
of local people. Numbers of people including ladies & children from the surrounding
villages visited the camp and took benefit from this opportunity. The camp also coincided
with the ongoing celebrations of the 175th years of the raising of the Assam Rifles.
Death of woman priest condoled
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The Indigenous Faith and Culutural Society of Arunachal (IFCSAP)
has deeply mourned the death of Tamak Kasem Ratan, wife of Narmi Jombo Ratan, Joint
Director, Deptt. of Horticulture. Late Tamak breathed her last after prolonged illness
on Mar 30 last.
In a condolence message, the IFCSAP said Late Kasem Ratan was a devoted and dedicated
believer of Donyi Polo and she lived a pious life rendering services to humanity
as a Priest. She played an important role in spreading Donyi Polo faith in the capital
complex. Her contribution to promotion of indigenous Faith and culture is praiseworthy,
the society said.
The void created by her departure is unbearable and a great loss to the Indigenous
Faith movement, it said.
IFCSAP president Nabam Atum, on behalf of the society, conveyed deepest sense of
condolence to the family of Late Tamak Kasem and also prayed to almighty Donyi Polo
for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Union calls for airdropping
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Koloriang Damin Parsi-parlo and Sarli Students’ Union and Tali
Constituency Intelectual Youth Forum has appealed the state government for continuation
of air dropping of all essential commodities in the area with increase in ration
ratios in Kurung Kumey.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Dibang Multipurpose Project (3000MW)
A. K. Mishra
Today, India is at cusp of revolution in economic growth. As a progressive nation,
we must focus on the creation of wealth and also on its re-distribution i.e. atleast
a part of wealth created by the business should go to the society for its betterment.
In this aspect, I would like to pin point that Corporate Social Responsibility is
a part of the implicit social contract that nurtures and revitalizes economic prosperity.
Here I would like to quote Robert Kennedy, who said,
“each time a man stands up to improve the lot of others, he sends forth a tiny ripple
Infact, this is the opportune time for all of us to be together for construction
of Dibang Multipurpose Project, to create a multitude of such ripples and generate
sizeable wealth for the Arunachal Pradesh.
Wealth generated and invested back in to society expands opportunity for larger section
of people, and we can thus create an upward spiral of wealth and prosperity in the
entire Arunachal State. Historically, it is proved in the developed countries that
it is the infrastructure which created growth in the countries and if you look the
examples for the same, it is happening as on date in our own country in the states
like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir. These states are
basically hill states had similar problems of infrastructure which Arunachal Pradesh
is facing today.
NHPC/Dibang Multipurpose Project, has taken up the Corporate Social Responsibility
as part of the business and if you look around the thirteen projects which have been
commissioned and generating hydro power in the country, have created modern societies
around the projects apart from the enormous wealth added by these projects in uplifting
the people. We are in a business of hydro power development with a distinct responsibility
of uplifting societies/people/young students/children.
I am meeting students/PAFs everyday in my office and the interaction with them has
brought out one of the important aspect of their life to focus i.e. desire/ambition
to lead a happy life in future time to come. All of them are looking at us with a
hope having both the positive and negative apprehensions. Such reactions are common
and honest. During my stay here at project for about ten months, I have tried my
best to remove the negative apprehensions from the mindset of the students/PAFs and
now truth regarding the importance of the construction of the project has started
flowing all around. The set of queries now put forth before me by the students/PAFs
is regarding the compensation package, the mode of payment, the area for rehabilitation
& resettlement and also the opportunities for employment. Such turn around in the
thinking of society as a whole is a symbol of understanding the real facts about
the Dibang project.
My friends, just to elaborate some of the activities/ works carried out by Dibang
Multipurpose Project in recent years in and around the project area under the Corporate
Social Responsibility are as below:
i) 280 nos. blankets were distributed to local people of Project affected villages
in Dibang Valley/Lower Dibang Valley by the project in presence of local representatives
ii) Around 1300 nos. school bags distributed to the students in primary schools of
Dibang & Lower Dibang Valley districts.
iii) For up-gradation of Helipad at Roing, Rs. 38.00 lacs paid by the Project to
iv) The construction of 02 nos. Rain Shelters completed in Dibang Valley District.
v) Computers, Printers & Audio-Visual aids handed over to Principal, ITI, Roing on
7th Nov’09 in NHPC Day celebration function for computer lab at ITI, Roing.
vi) For up-gradation of ITI, Roing under CoE scheme, trainings are being imparted
to ITI trainees by NHPC faculties as a guest lecturer. NHPC spent about Rs. 8.6 lacs
in the year 2009-10 for up-gradation of ITI, Roing.
vii) One Maruti Gypsy has been donated to ITI, Roing for on hand training of the
viii) Books and few technical literatures amounting to Rs. 66,500/- have been donated
to upgrade of the library of the ITI, Roing.
ix) Project has requested DDSE, Lower Dibang Valley, Roing, to nominate 2 eligible
students (1 boy & 1 girl) as per criteria for meritorious scholarship. Dibang project
spent Rs. 35,000/- in year 2008-09 on the scholarships.
x) In order to generate goodwill an amount of Rs. 1 lacs has been contributed by
DMP to sponsor state level football and culture demonstration on the occasion of
xi) An amount of Rs. 22,500/- has been contributed by DMP to the department of Hydro
Power, GoAP, Roing for mobilization of resources required for removal of sand/silt
deposited in the channel of Mini Hydel Project at Deopani river.
xii) For construction of Children Park at Roing, the Location/land is being finalized
by the District Administration.
xiii) One Mobile hospital Van has been purchased under CSR plan for conducting medical
xiv) Generously donated the contribution of project for organizing the local festivals
in the Roing and Anini.
xv) The expenditure incurred till 31.12.2009, is Rs. 74,81,146/- (accounts for year
2007-08, 2008-09 & 2009-10) with respect to the activities referred above. However,
the expenditure incurred during the current financial year i.e. 2009-10 is Rs. 24,81,254/-.
In addition to above, Dibang project is planning to extend the financial support
through scholarships to the students of Dibang Valley so that they carry out their
studies nicely. Apart from this, the medical facilities and also the construction
of foot tracks for improving the connectivity is also under planning. I am in constant
touch with the locals/PAFs for getting the various suggestions/advises through which
the improvement in day to day lives of the people is brought in at the faster pace.
We, the privileged few, who have enjoyed the fruits of India’s growth, hold the future.
If we fail to act today, we are at a risk of endangering the well being of generations
to come. I am reminded of a quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer that action springs not
from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. I am confident that people
from all the sectors will take responsible action for the construction of Dibang
Multipurpose Project. (The contributor is General Manager, Dibang Multipurpose Project)
Training at Tuting, Mechukha
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: State Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI,
GTC, Pasighat conducted market cum extension service workshop at Tuting, Upper Siang
District and Mechuka, West Siang District on March 21 and 20 respectively.
During the workshop, participants were informed on ATMA and SAMETI under extension
reform, concept on market led extension service and its importance in the present
scenario, utility of marketing linkages and its problems, formation of SG and farmer
interested group for better marketing of Agri-Horti products and preparation of organic
manures, preparation of herbal insecticides from locally available material.
Meanwhile, the farmers and field functionaries thanked the SAMETU, Pasighat for conducting
the workshop in the interior place and appealed the authority to conduct more workshops
in near future for the benefit of the people.
Altogether 40 farmers and field functionaries of Agriculture and Allied Department
participated in the Tuting workshop.
A Doso Master Trainer and AFA O Tayeng attended the programme as resource person.
At Mechuka, along with 40 participants, officers, ASM and GBs participated in the
Speaking on the training as chief guest EAC Mechuka highlighted about the importance
of the training and thanked the SAMETI Director for conducting the training.
S Kumar Instructor GTC, Pasighat briefed about market led extension; price oriented,
contract farming, extension reform, and profit oriented production and market challenges.
AOA to felicitate medal winning karatekas
ITANAGAR, Apr 1: The medal winning players of 23rd Senior National Karate do Championship
2010 would be felicitated by Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA).
The Karate team, which returned to the state capital today from Chennai, won six
medals including one silver and five bronze. Further, all the medal winning players
have qualified for the 34th National Games to be held at Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, AKA said that AOA president would request the CM to release incentives
for those medal winning players. According to AKA, incentive of Rs 5 lakh for the
gold medalist, Rs 3 lakh for silver medalist and Rs one lakh for bronze medal winning
players at National level event were passed in the state assembly last year.
ITANAGAR: Moh-Mol festival of the Tangsas would be celebrated at Tirap Changlang
Festival ground, Senki View, Itanagar on April 3. MLA Laeta Umbrey has consented
to attend the festival as chief guest.
Arunachal Scouts recruitment
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Scouts recruitment will take place at Jorhat from 7th to 23rd
of April next. The selected Scouts will provide service in Arunachal only and get
attractive pay packages and service condition as that of Indian army. The idea conceived
by the army for Arunachal region will open up vistas of employment opportunities
for young Arunachalee to serve the country. The willing candidates will be given
training prior to recruitment rally and transported to Jorhat by April 5 next, Commander
Lohit Brigade, Brigadier Manjeet Mehta disclosed.
TCYA lauds Govt
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Appreciating state Home Minister, local MLA and Govt officers
for their recent visit to Taraso circle to take stock of the present situation in
boundary area, the Taraso Circle Youth Association (TCYA) has hoped that Govt will
take steps for solution to the encroachment problem being faced by the Taraso people.
The TCYA, Panchayat leaders, GBs and general public had also submitted three-point
memorandum during the visit of the dignitaries for early solution to their problems.
Meanwhile, TCYA supported the demand of the All Papum Pare District Students Union
(A.P.P.D.S.U) for establishment of NIT at Jote where people are ready to donate
NSUI foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) state unit will celebrate
NSUI foundation day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar on April 9 next.
APCA new executive members
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (APCA) has re-shuffled its
executive members for a period of three years today with Kabak Tara as President,
Techi Susil as Vice President and Bulet Yowa as General Secretary respectively.
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Itanagar, government higher Secondary school family mourned the
demise of its class XII (Hum) student Tomo Likar, who died on March 25 at his residence
The school family prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended
its condolence to the bereaved family members.
He was a sincere student and his demise is a great loss to the institution, said