"This year govt has provided us Rs. Eight lakh to conduct the tournament which is
not sufficient. We need little more fund to conduct it smoothly," an APFA official,
who requested not to be named, told this reporter while explaining the huge expenditure
that likely to be incurred during the tournament. He added: besides providing fooding
and lodging facilities, the organizers have also to bear the to and fro bus fares
of the participating teams. The tournament has made a comeback in the state capital
this year since it was first moved to West Siang in 2005 with the sole aim of popularizing
football in the state. Aalo hosted the sixth and eight edition of the tournament
while the seventh edition was held in Pasighat.
The tournament was first organized at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in 2001 where CM XI lifted
the trophy defeating Assam Rifles, Kimin.
The trophy is handed over permanently to those teams who win the tournament for three
consecutive years. So far, two teams have achieved this feat. While Lower Subansiri
won the second, third and fourth editions of the tournament the fifth, sixth and
seventh editions were won by Kurung Kumey. Capital Complex team won the last year’s
tournament beating West Siang.
PWD Minister Nabam Tuki and local MLA Techi Kasso have consented to attend the opening
ceremony of the tournament scheduled on April 25 at 1 pm .
The final would be held on May six.
Youth urged to channelize their energy
AAPSU pleads govt. for bus service for Hearing impaired school
AAPSU website launched
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The youth force is powerful and they should channelize their energy
properly otherwise it would be detrimental for the society, said Power Minister Jarbom
Gamlin while launching the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)website-www.aapsu.com
at Banquet Hall this evening.
Gamlin who served the student body of the state as APPSU president from 1982-84,
while advising the student community regarding bandhs and protest said that ‘You
are the future of the society and you should represent the aspiration of the students
and the people. This is the period of transition for the state, and the changes which
are good should be imbibed, adding that the youth should always take up the social
issues for the betterment of the society, and also ensure that schools are running
properly in the interiors places of the state.
“I am sure with the launch of the website, AAPSU will interact efficiently with the
former leaders, government and the society”, Gamlin said.
Parliamentary secretary for environment and forests, Kumar Waii also advised the
students to concentrate on education and utilize the student period to learn all
round activities for the progress in later part of life. He further advocated for
protection of the environment and wildlife, and advised the student community to
impart awareness among the people particularly in the villages on wild life protection.
AAPSU president, Takam Tatung highlighting the importance of the website said that,
the website would lessen the communication gap between the AAPSU and various intellectuals
of the state. Further, Tatung said, it can be the platform to interact on various
issues and opinions from former leaders, government and others.
Tatung further appealed for a bus from the non plan funds of the government for the
Donyi Polo School of Hearing Impaired and blind students.
Besides students from DN College, GHSS Doimukh, Pachin School, the special invitees
of Donyi Polo School of hearing impaired and blind school, Chimpu students performed
cultural programme on the occasion.
Bengia Tolum reinstated as NES president
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Bengia Tolum and Vijay Sonam have been elected as the president
and General Secretary of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) for the session 2010-2013 on
the concluding day of the 9th General Conference on April 21 last at Seijosa, East
NES Vice President, Tarin Dakpe who was appointed as the Chairman, Search Committee
declared the result of the President and General Secretary (Elect).
It is worth mentioning that Bengia Tolum have been reinstated in the post of NES
president for the third time to serve the community.
Meanwhile, honoring the thumping mandate, Bengia emotionally accepted the responsibility
to continue his service for the greater interest of the community. Tolum edged past
Dr Tana Showren with 217 points, securing 410 points to Dr Tana Showren’s 193 points.
The election was conducted through a unique “blank weightage choice system” wherein
the electors were provided with a Blank Secret Ballot Paper to jot down their favoured
candidate’s name-a unique efficient and transparent electoral system, while Vijay
Sonam was chosen with 195 points leading 82 points against the next choice Chagam
Dolo scoring 113 points for the post of general secretary.
Various resolutions relating to socio-economic and developmental aspects concerning
the community were passed during the conference.
WRD & Civil Aviation Minister and host MLA Atum Welly exhorted the learned members
of the community of keep up the tempo of concern for welfare of the community as
exhibited by the mammoth participation in the said conference, according to a release.
Drinking water supply project for Kimin people nearing completion
KIMIN, Apr 24: The people of Kimin administrative circle will no more face drinking
water problem as the on going water supply project with its water source (headwork)
at Byachi near here is nearing completion.
The project with water delivery capacity of approximately six lakh litre a day is
likely to be commissioned within the next two-three months, JT Badal, EE, PHE and
Water Supply Yupia division told this reporter. If commissioned, the project will
feed water to entire population of Kimin circle and each people will get 70 litre
water a day, he added. A team of departmental engineers, including PHE and Water
Supply secretary Tomi Ete, Superintending engineer Toko Jyoti, EE JT Badal and his
staff today inspected the water source, water treatment plant, clean water reservoir
of the project and expressed satisfaction over the progress of the work.
While laying of pipelines has been completed construction work of the water treatment
plant is going on in full swing and testing of pipelines would be done soon, the
The project has been constructed with an estimated cost of 4.20 crore under NLCPR
Moh Mol greetings
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh has extended greetings
and best wishes to all Arunachalees on the auspicious occasion of Moh Mol.
In his festival message, Gen Singh said, on this festive occasion, joining our Tangsa
community, I offer my prayers for a bumper harvest, prosperity and for longevity
of the Nong Culture.
May the festival usher peace, communal harmony and good health for all, he added.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has also extended warm greetings to the people particularly
the Tangsa community of Changlang District on their annual Moh-Mol festival.
In his message he wished for a prosperous and healthy year ahead and prayed almighty
to shower on his blessings for peace and tranquility with bumper harvest in the days
Flood situation remains grim in Lohit
Power supply system collapse
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The Tezu-Parasuramkund stretch continues to be affected by landslides
following heavy rains along with intermittent lightning & thunder today. The slides
are cleared for traffic movement by BRO but fresh slides occur by evenings causing
stoppage of night time traffic.
Lohit river was flowing above the danger levels.
Two 33 KV feeder lines viz Roing and Tezu feeders carrying A.S.E.B power supply
via Rupai, Namsai and Chongkham were washed away by Lohit river in Central Lohit
near Alubari Ghat.
The Roing 33KV feeder with river crossing length of approximately 2.1 kms with three
big spans measuring more than 700 mtrs per span having double and triple pole structures
were also completely washed out, informed Tezu DC K Tayeng. In the 33 KV Tezu feeder,
two double poles and one triple pole structure were washed out, he added.
Given the dangerous levels and currents of the river yesterday, the boatmen refused
to venture out into the river and today also, the EE(Elect) D. Taipodia could only
assess the situation from a distance in Alubari.
The restoration of 33 KV Roing and Tezu feeders may take more than one month time
provided urgent funds are made available by Govt. However, water levels recede and
weather conditions improved drastically.
The A.S.E.B power supply to Lower Dibang, Anjaw districts and Chapakowa and one
conductor in river crossing 33 KV tower line over Noa Dihing river snapped. More
than 12 nos of distribution transformers have been damaged. Approximately 1.8 Km
11 KV line of Wakro feeder was damaged due to uprooting of trees by cyclonic storm.
0.5 Kms of LT line damaged in Namsai town.
Detailed assessment and estimates of the damages will be submitted soon to the Govt
for urgent assistance for restoration of the 33 KV and other lines.
In Namsai, although the water level in Noa –Dehing and Jengthu river has considerably
receded, Erosion is becoming a serious threat in Vijoypur, Kherbari, Tengapani Mukh
and Bhogamur sapori area of Namsai Circle and Lower Silatoo and Dharampur area of
Mahadevpur circle in Namsai Sub-Division of Lohit District. Dykes have been breached
at Kherbari and Tengapanimukh resulting inundations of the area and the dwellers
to move to relief camps.
The Sub-divisional administration has closed the APIL school relief camp as the inmates
were returned to their respective places but at Samuguri, Kaba and Tengapanimukh,
the camps are still continuing. It will take a few more days to the villagers to
return to their villages as their houses are still submerged. The people of Lekang
Gohain Gaon and Rangalee beel joined the people of Dharampur to-day to plug a breach
in Dyke at Dharampur. The water Resources Deptt. and District Administration is also
extending all possible help and assistance to the marooned people. Relief materials
such as Tarpolines, Torch, Rice, Chira etc. are dispatched not only to the relief
camps but also to the villages which are still under water and the dwellers are unable
to cook or required to be shifted at anytime.
Centre agrees to DRDA staff absorption
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The Centre has given its approval to absorb DRDA staff of Arunachal
Pradesh with line departments after the plea of the DRDA officials of the state
led by Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy to Union Rural Development Minister C P Joshi
at New Delhi on March 19 last.
Sanjoy, in a letter to state RD Minister Takar Marde, informed that honoring the
state government’s letter regarding absorption of DRDA staff and non-disbursement
of salaries, the union ministry concerned “is ready to provide salaries and allowances
under DRDA administration scheme head of account to all DRDA staff of Arunachal on
the basis of 90:10 funding pattern, if they are absorbed in line departments as has
been done in some other states. Accordingly, the matter may be placed before the
Sanjoy had also apprised the ministry’s secretary about the non-payment of salaries
to DRDA staff of 16 districts. As a result the Centre had released an amount of
Rs. 303.93 lakh vide letter on March 31 last.
The MP cautioned that additional funds released for salary payment should in no circumstance
be diverted for purchase of stationery, vehicles etc otherwise he would not entertain
any further plea for funding as chairman of DVMC, the letter said.
Forum demands NIT at Poma
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Papum Pare District Youth Forum (PPDYF) strongly opposed the shifting
of site for the establishment of National Institute of Technology at Bhalukpong.
It demanded that the institute be set at the originally proposed site at Poma village
near Itanagar. The Forum said that a survey team had inspected the proposed site
and approved the location for the establishment of the NIT. The land owners at Poma
also ready to donate land for the project, Forum said and threatened to launch agitation
if the decision to shift NIT at Bhalukpong is not cancelled.
Expressing resentment over ‘arbitrary’ decision to shift the proposed NIT at Bhalukpong,
Forum said the all round feasibility of the institution at Bhalukpong is not better
than that of Poma area.
The security scenario at Bhalukpong is far worse than that of Poma, the Forum said
while criticizing the decision to shift the NIT to Bhalukpong.
Is tribal culture breathing only in rural areas?
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: If one enters any new place, the first thing visitors look for
is trademark local flavor. It is this local flavor which draws the visitors. They
visit particular place in the hope of discovering something new.
Recently a journalist friend of mine working with one of the leading national English
newspaper of the country visited Itanagar with hope of having a glimpse of the indigenous
culture of Arunachalees and in the process escaping busy city life.
For many people who had never visited North-East region, this part of the country
has always mesmerized them.
During last decades, this region remained apparently unknown to the rest of the world
due to reason best known to the Centre and this is one reason why our fellow countrymen
are so curious to know more about North-East.
Natural beauty and rich culture on the one hand and repeated Chinese claim over Arunachal
on the other has made him more interested about this state. Well, he arrived with
big hope but after spending few hours in the state Capital, this is what he told
me, “I am sorry to say but there is nothing unique about this place. Itanagar looks
like any other town of India.”
Actually he was looking for local flavour in Itanagar and was disappointed for not
finding it. He went on to add, “When I visited Sikkim, first thing I saw on reaching
there was Buddhist monks and women in traditional attire. That was so refreshing
to look at. Such sight tells about the culture of that particular place and in a
way symbolizes that region.” He said Itanagar did not offer him such experience.
“I think there is strong influence of Indian culture here which is not good. Assimilation
with rest of country is good but one should not forget our roots,” added my dear
In a way he was right, for the visitors coming from other parts of world, our state
capital does not offer anything new. There is traffic congestion, rash driving, dirty
roads, unplanned construction of buildings like other cities of India. We have to
agree that our culture and tradition is now only confined to rural areas.
In Itanagar, it is only at state museum where visitors can get the glimpse of ‘real
Arunachal.’ Another aspect which surprised the journalist visitor was excessive
use of Hindi in our day to day life. I was quite embarrassed when my friend discovered
that I converse with my siblings in Hindi and not in my mother tongue Nyishi.
Before leaving Itanagar his final words were, “In the name of cultural assimilation,
I think, your own culture is dying a natural death. Though I belong to north India,
it makes me sad to see that you follow the culture of other parts of the country
more than your own.” It’s been some days since he left but his last words are still
ringing in my ears.
SULPIC defers stir
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The Subansiri Lower Power Project Implementation Committee (SULPIC)
has deferred its proposed 2nd phase bandh call from Apr 25 to 29 against the non-fulfillment
of its demands.
SULPIC spokesperson Rotom Vijay in a release today informed that the decision was
taken as per the resolution adopted by NES and ANSU during Nyishi day celebration
at Seijosa recently to find out the solution of the grievances. Vijay further informed
that local legislator and parliamentary secretary, health and family welfare, Nido
Pavitra also assured to take up the matter with the chief minister and NHPC authorities
for redressal of the genuine grievances of the affected people of Dollungmukh area.
Meanwhile, SULPIC extended gratefulness to ARASU, ALSU, ADASU and other organizations
who stood behind the committee and support the demands of the project affected
World Veterinary Day celebrated with vaccination programme
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The World Veterinary Day 2010 was celebrated with the theme-- "One
World, One Health: more co-operation between veterinarians and physicians" at Kheel
today. Arunachal Pradesh Veterinary Association (APVA) has selected the venue of
the celebration in Kheel/Toru circle to provide the benefits of livestock treatment
cum vaccination in remote areas.
As a part of the two-day celebration, 45 veterinarian members of APVA interacted
with the livestock owners of Kheel/ Toru on treatment cum vaccination on April
The teams of veterinary doctors started the day-long vaccination cum treatment
camps at Kheel/Sero village, Ampouli village, Mowa/ Toru, Garam village and Laptap
village today. The Camps garnered tremendous response as the villagers turned up
with their livestock like cattle, mithun, pigs and goat to get treatment and vaccination.
Even the heavy intermittent rain did not dampen the spirit of either veterinarians
or the livestock owners.
Altogether 120 cattles and mithuns were vaccinated with Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine
(FMD) and Heamorrhagic Speticemia Disease vaccine (HS/BQ) besides numerous treatment
of animals and providing of free medicines for the livestock till late in the evening.
At Mowa/ Toru and Garam village, 78 cattle were vaccinated with FMD and HS/BQ vaccines,
46 bullocks were castrated beside scores of treatment and free medicine distribution.
At Kheel/Sero village 89 cattle and mithuns were vaccinated with FMD and HS/BQ vaccines.
However, a team of veterinary doctor could not reach Ampouli area as the road in
between Toru to Ampouli was blocked due to heavy rain. However, the villagers after
long wait reported to Kheel I.B. and interacted with team and received free medicines
for their livestock. Three lady internee and four internee boys from College of Veterinary
Science, Aizwal and Kahanapara participated in the celebration.
Addressing a public gathering on the occasion at Laptap village, APVA president Dr.
Taba Heli urged the villagers to make themselves aware of the various diseases confronting
their livestock as the livestock is the backbone of the rural economy.
Without livestock rural people in the state could not sustain the emerging necessities
of life, he said.
We should rear livestock to maintain our family economy and get our livestock vaccinated
in time with FMD and HS/ BQ vaccines to keep away from epidemic, he said and urged
the villagers to interact with the Deptt. staff for more details on livestock.
A memorandum on behalf of the villagers was also submitted to the district AH&V officer
demanding breeding bull at Laptap, veterinary dispensary at Toru and posting of sufficient
staff at Toru/Laptap air centre. Dr. Hano Tama, DVO Yupia assured that the opening
of a veterinary dispensary is being taken up with higher authorities. Regarding posting
of staff, he urged the staff posted at Laptap to be sincere in duty. Some village
elders and Gam Buras’ also spoke on the occasion.
Bailey bridge on the verge of collapse
ROING, Apr 24: The surface communication connecting Hunli sub-division in Lower Dibang
Valley and Anini in Dibang Valley remains disrupted following the fracture developed
at both end of the bailey bridge over Eze river. The Eze river is still on spate
and the bridge may break down under the impact of the flood caused by heavy shower
for many days.
GREF personnel have been pressed into service to reinstate the structure. “Both
side of the apartments were tilted and may collapse at any time but we are finding
alternative to protect the bridge from being washed out”, said the labourers.
Second phase of RTI workshop held
PASIGHAT, Apr 24: The district level second phase workshop on Right to Information
(RTI) Act was held at Pasighat yesterday amidst 160 PRI members and PIOs of works
departments of the district.
On the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), Nyodek Yonggam
advised all participants to learn about the act and utilize it as a tool for the
betterment of the society.
Yonggam expressed his extreme happiness for successful conduct of the workshop and
active participation of PIOs and PRI members and further suggested the local administration
to conduct at the Sub-Divisional level also so that the people from every nook and
corner of the district could participate.
This would bring awareness amongst the general public on various issues like govt.
plan and schemes and its implementation etc ensuring accountability and transparency,
Yonggam claimed. The executing agencies have to take the PRI members into confidence
whenever any project or scheme is going to be taken up in their areas, and therefore
the CIC advised the PIOs to be impartial and to set example for others providing
information as and when sought for the shake of development of the society.
Two injured airlifted to Naharlagun for treatment
KOLORIANG, Apr 24: Two persons who were injured seriously in a landslide at Koloriang
behind the residence of DC, Kurung Kumey at around 9 pm on April 23 were evacuated
to General Hospital, Naharlagun by Helicopter today. The two injured are Kalu Poon
(27) and his wife Melo Poon (25).
The land slide took place after the District Headquarter experienced heavy rainfall
on the day. The landslide damaged half part of the house, burying Kalu, his wife
and their two and half-year-old son in the debris. Melo was in advance stage of pregnancy.
Government staff and neighbor rushed to the spot and rescued the wife and husband
from the debris of the landslide. Their son has also been recovered from corner of
the buried house after 45 minute of the accident. However, the child did not sustain
any serious injury, informed DC.
Farmer first- what needs to be done diffrently?
Dr. B.G. Mukhopadhyay
In the current global discourse on globalization, the Farmers’ issues were seriously
neglected. Fortunately, there has been perceptible shift now on Farmers’ issues.
Of late, Timothy F. Geithner, US Secretary of the Treasury and Bill Gates of Microsoft
have joined the issue of food security, housing and farmer’s woes.
In our national discourse, the consensus is arrived at Farmers’ issues, but lot more
remains to be done.
The first agenda relates to Farmers. We have extensive recommendations by Dr. M.S.
Swaminathan et al., on farmers’ plight and what is required to be done through their
voluminous compendium of National Commission on Farmers. One of the underlying theme
was that the “Farmers’ income” should be the criteria on improvement of farmers’
plight. And we have to redesign our policies for technologies, credit, insurance
and market accordingly. NCF has recommended for setting up of State Commission of
Farmers. Some of the State Governments have done it already, like Bihar, Orissa and
Punjab. Arunachal is yet to take a call on this issue.
The second agenda relates to Agriculture. It is very much well known that despite
the fact that our plan experiments are running in the XIth Plan , two-third of
the people are still dependent on Agriculture. We have our National Policy on Agriculture
formulated quite sometime back, but the State Governments are yet to translate it
in the local level. Meanwhile, Comprehensive District Agricultural Plan (C-DAP) and
Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) have come. We need to set our priorities right
based on the policy framework and a shared paradigm between the states and the centre
is a must.
The third agenda relates to countryside. NABARD has opened a separate window under
Rural Infrastructural Development Fund (RIDF) to develop the rural infrastructure
and the state governments are given liberal lending facility at 6.5 percent rate
of interest to borrow funds under RIDF. But the FRBM Act and the poor fiscal health
of the state governments have constrained the state governments to borrow liberally.
Last year Arunachal Government could borrow only Rs.78.17 crore under RIDF since
that was the limit fixed under FRBM the State Government could borrow under RIDF.
The connectivity in rural areas is a big issue. To this end, we must revive PURA
(Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), the idea of our former President . APJ
We need physical connectivity, electronic connectivity, knowledge connectivity and
economic connectivity as enunciated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. And it needs lot of investment
in rural areas
In order to realize the above objectives, we have excellent ‘agencies’ and ‘structure’
both at national, state and sub- state level. We have Department of Agriculture,
Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry etc., besides Indian Council of Agricultural
Research (ICAR), State Agriculture University (SAU), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs),
KRIBCHO, IFFCO. We have apex bodies like RBI, NABARD and Financial Institutions
like Co-operative Banks, Commercial Banks and RRBs. We have Panchayati Raj Institutions
(PRIs), Farmers’ Clubs, SHGs and various community based organizations. We have to
put some flesh and blood to energize these agencies and activate the structure.
This is where we need a shared vision and mission- driven approach to reach out a
huge majority of farmers to make a difference in their lives. A continuous engagement
with all the stakeholders is an imperative necessity and process must be participatory
to realize this mission and vision.
(The Authore is General Manager, NABARD Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office. This is
the personal views of the author and not necessarily the views of the organization
to which he belongs)
Suspected RPGA cadre nabbed
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Acting on a specific information on presence of terrorist in Dirak
Chariali, the personnel of 26 MARATHA LI and Mahadeopur & Police Station Kakopather
police stations jointly launched an operation on April 10 and 11. The security forces
apprehended one hard core OGW Kiron Deori, suspected to be active cadre of Revolutionary
Peoples Geurrilla of Ahom (RPGA), sources said.
On interrogation it was revealed that apprehended cadre was involved in extortion
cases in Mahadeopur and Dirak area and was wanted in various cases registered in
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The arrested person has been handed over to Kakopather
Police for further interrogation, sources said.
ANYA urged to defer bandh
ITANAGAR: The Rajiv Gandhi University today requested the All Nyishi Youth Association
(ANYA) to defer its proposed bandh on April 27 so that it does not affect the on-going
under graduate (UG) examination in all the affiliated colleges in the state.
The RGU authority in a release today said that the UG examination which started on
April 7 will finish on May 14 and again the Post Graduation (PG) examinations of
the university is commencing from May 3 to May 21. Further the UG examination in
distance mode of education will start from May 22 to June 2. The university appealed
the Association to reconsider their proposed bandh in view of the aforesaid examinations.
Arunachal win gold in karate, boxing in NEG
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh bagged 35 medals, including five gold, six silver and
24 bronze, at 24th NE Games which concluded at Shillong yesterday.
The state karateks, as expected, have done exceptionally well in the meet by winning
as many as 15 medals, including four gold, three silver and 8 bronze medals. Almost
half of the medals came from that sport. The fifth gold medal came from boxing.
The state also bagged three silver and 11 bronze medals in Wushu, a bronze each in
archery and boxing and three bronze in Judo, according to a release issued by director
of sports and youth affairs.
ITANAGAR: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gange & Tarak-Langdi Students Union have demanded
immediate arrest of the killer of Dohu Raju, who was allegedly killed on 19th April
at Papu-Nalah by some unknown miscreant. In the same attack, his sister Dohu Yana
was seriously injured and is battling for life at a hospital in Guwahati. Union expressed
anger over such barbaric act and hoped that city administration will take concrete
steps to make state capital crime free.
ITANAGAR: Papum Pare District Youth Forum (PPDYF) has decided to support the proposed
12-hour Capital bandh call given by the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) on April
27 in protest against the failure of the state Govt to issue white paper on AOP.
The Forum observed that the present govt has utterly failed in fulfilling the people’s
aspiration. All Itanagar Sector Youth Welfare Association also extended support to
the proposed bandh. ANYA is fighting for genuine demand, it said.
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Central Solung Festival Celebration Committee (CSFCC), Itanagar
in a meeting held here today selected Tapang Taloh (DSE) and Batem Pertin as President
and General Secretary of SFCC, Itanagar.
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conducted its 4th monthly
social service in its office premises today.
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The chairmen of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) under
the SSA Rajya Mission in the state have formed the Arunachal Pradesh KGBV Welfare
Assocaition (APKGBVWA) in a meeting held here today.
A 11-member executive body of the Association was also constituted with Binny Yanga,
Demo Dada and Tolum Takar as chairperson, vice chairperson and general secretary