ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The National Panchayat Day was celebrated in various places of
Arunachal Pradesh with huge participation of PR members, officials and public in
befitting manner today.
Ziro: Panchayat leaders and heads of department of Lower Subansiri district jointly
celebrated the National Panchayat Day with themes “Equal right, Equal opportunity
-- Progress for all”, Celebrating the past-planning for the future”, and “Gram Sabha
for Grass root Democracy’ at Abotani hall Ziro today.
Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan, in her address as chief guest said the Day is
celebrated to mark the constitutional status accorded to Panchayat Raj institutions
with 73rd Constitutional Amendment on April 24, 1993 and to bring more awareness
on the increasing importance of the Panchayat Raj bodies.
Urging the Panchayat leaders to work for the development of the society and share
their grievances and views on developmental issues, she said, the status, power
and functions of Panchayat Raj members are well established in the Constitution of
India and they need not be confused of their positions or roles. There is urgent
need to give adequate awareness to the PR leaders of their constitutional roles to
infuse in more strength and enthusiasm in the Panchayat Raj Institution.
While suggesting them to properly monitor, supervise and guide developmental schemes
in the district, she urged for teamwork with the government functionaries as the
goals of both are public service.
Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Likha Tongum, appealed the PR leaders
to work vigorously for the overall development of the district.
Meanwhile, reiterating the demand for 20 per cent share of state budget to Panchayat
Raj institutions, and passing of Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Honourarium Act, he
said, non-allocation of adequate fund and functionary to the PR bodies in the state
has diminished the the role and position of PRIs. The state leaderships need to look
into it with positively, he added. District Panchayat development officer, W Thickak,
Dollungmukh ZPM, Nido Torh also spoke on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Guest distributed cash prize and certificate to Bamin Sumpi, D S
Sivam and Tilling Anu, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of the Essay writing competitions
conducted for school students of the district on April, 20, on the subjects “Gram
Sabha and Economic Development and Gram Sabha- A forum for real Grass root Democracy.”
Tawang: The chief guest of the Day MLA Tsewang Dondup recalled the contribution of
Daying Ering in development of local self government in the state.
While, terming the Gram Sabha as the most important institution in Panchayati Raj
system he advised that Gram Sabha has to formulate plans and programmes for the villages
as the people sitting in state and national capital cannot assess the actual requirements
of the villages.
He further said that the Gram Sabha has to decide the beneficiary for all flagship
programmes of the Centre so to root out anomalies and to ensure that poor and needy
people reap the benefit of centrally sponsored schemes.
While expressing his concern over low literacy rate in the district, Dondup asked
the PRI members to shoulder responsibility with department concerned for development
of education sector. He also stressed on development of Bhoti language to preserve
culture and tradition.
DCCI President Pema Khandu stressed on scrutiny of all flagship programmes of the
Centre at block level to ensure participation of PRI members. He also stressed on
proper selection of beneficiary for all programmes by the PRIs so that the benefit
reaches the actual poor and needy person.
ZPMs, Jambey Tashi, Dorjee Norbu, Dangsang and ASM Tenzin Jambey, Jigme also spoke
on the occasion.
Earlier, ADC-cum-DPDO Tawang Lobsang Phunchu highlighted the evolution of Panchayat
bodies and its role and functions.
Amongst others the programme was attended by former MLA Tashi Khandu as guest of
honor, DC Tawang Gamli Padu as the special invitees.
Bomdila: With special focus on the Gram Sabha, the National Panchayat Day was celebrated
in the district headquarters Bomdila today.
On the occasion, DC cum CEO Rinchin Tashi said that, after the decentralization of
the planning, programming and the execution aspects, remarkable changes have been
noticed in the developments at the grass-root level.
However, dismayed over the less participation of women PRI members in development
process, DC Tashi felt that, it is high time for them to come forward and do shoulder
their responsibility. He further urged the PRI members to play a pivotal role for
development in the fields of education, health and sanitation, agriculture besides
conservation of the natural resources.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Logiang Rikhong urged the PR leaders to work with a missionary
zeal for the all-round development of the area and suggested them to co-ordinate
with the departmental officers for over-all development of the district.
Earlier, ADC cum Member Secretary B Dehingia dealt at length on the origin of the
Panchayat system and the subsequent major changes brought in it by the various committees.
He also advised the PRI members to re-dedicate themselves on this day for the larger
interest of the people.
Large number of Govt officers, Anchal Chairperson and the ASM of Sera village also
spoke on the occasion. Besides Jerigaon-Bomdila Anchal segment, the Day was also
celebrated in other eight Anchal segments of the district.
Yingkiong: The Day was celebrated at Yingkiong with special focus on Gram Sabha amidst
Addressing the gathering ADC cum In-charge Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Panyang highlighted
the significant of the day. Panchayat leaders and Govt officials also spoke on the
occasion. Essay competition was also conducted to mark the Day. DIPROs/sources
AAPSU to hold candle-lit vigil in solidarity with Irom Sharmila
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) will organize candle
light vigil tomorrow in solidarity with Irom Sharmila, the iron lady of Manipur
who is on hunger strike for last 10 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special
Power Act (AFPSA). The candle light protest will be held at Akasdeep Market in the
evening around 6 PM. AAPSU has urged all Arunachalee citizens to come out and join
“In our state this draconian law is applicable in Tirap and Changlang districts.
Also we need to show solidarity with Irom Sharmila who has been fighting for well-being
of the people of NE region. We hope many Arunachalees will come out to join our protest,”
said AAPSU President Takam Tatung.
NERAMAC registers net profit
of Rs 1.58 crore
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd,
(NERAMAC) a Govt. of India Enterprise under the Ministry of DoNER recorded a sales
turnover of Rs 96.62 Cr during the fiscal year 2010-11 over the preceding year of
Rs 89.89 Cr. It’s overall business this year has grown by almost 8 per cent. The
un-audited financial results of NERAMAC for the just concluded financial year registered
a net profit of Rs 1.58 Cr.
During the last fiscal year, NERAMAC hosted several programs in the region to scale
up awareness among the agri-preneurs and agri-business group by inviting investment
on food processing in the region involving National Institutes and organizations
of repute and large business houses in agro-horticulture processing. In addition
to these initiative, NERAMAC organized a series of Capacity Building Programs for
the local farmers, farmers societies and agripreneurs of north east on important
cash crops like Ginger, Pineapple, Passion Fruits and Oranges grown in abundance
in the region which are mostly organic by nature.
S Bhattacharjee, MD, NERAMAC informed that NERAMAC could withstand the external market
conditions like substantial increase in input costs or pressure on margins by comparative
increase in sales and optimization of business plans with product-mix. With input
costs likely to stabilize, it is confident to overcome the market impact so as to
bring a harbinger of economic change in agro-horticulture business in the north east
in the days to come.
NCP calls for construction of indoor stadium as per DPR
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Nationalist Congress Party state unit has expressed concern over
the controversy arising out of the construction of Indoor Stadium at Sagalee. In
a release NCP state unit Vice-President Tad Tana said concerned department should
have carried out the work as per DPR and they should not neglect the interest of
student community represented by APPDSU.
Further he questioned how project of such huge nature can be carried out without
floating NIT. “State government should look into this matter and award work to deserving
contractor. If project is not carried out to best of possible who will take responsibility
in future. Also authority should take into consideration like senior citizens, public
leaders and student representatives before carrying out such huge project,” Tana
stated in a release.
Easter celebrated with religious fervour
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Easter Vigil was held in various Churches in Arunachal today with
a rich display of symbols, rites and readings. The gloom and the darkness after Good
Friday were driven away from the church and the merry mood swept across the entire
city when the main celebrant Rev. Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar diocese began
the midnight Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Itanagar, by lighting of the fire and the
Easter candle in the almost darkened Church. Bishop during his homily divulged the
importance of various symbols used during Easter vigil Mass. Rev. Fr. Joby Sebastian
SDB concelebrated the Mass.
The candle carried with loving reverence and lyrically praised in word and song,
is a sign of Christ, "the light of the world," and celebrates the victory of light
over darkness that humanity has ever longed for. All those present at the vigil were
invited to light their small candles from the great Easter Candle and the Church
gradually became flooded with light symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ
who continues to guide our lives.
Easter, is the most important feast of the Christians which is celebrated to commemorate
the most important tenet of Christianity - The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (the
rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion). This sacred day marks the
victory of life over death. Easter Sunday concludes with the weeklong reminiscence
of the Passion, Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
Bishop John Thomas greeted the people on the occasion and wished them the ‘Fullness
of Life’ that Jesus came to give to all.
Faithful celebrate Easter at Nyokum Lapang Church
Rev. Fr. Tomy, the Parish Priest conducted the Easter vigil service of Light, liturgy
of the word, renewal of Baptism and the Holy Mass for the faithfull gathered on Saturday
at 8.30 pm that went up to 11.30 pm here at Nyokum Lapang Church.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Nyokum Lapang Itanagar celebrated the Easter vigil
in all solemnity. Rev. Fr. Tomy said what God has done in the past and doing for
the people are always remembered and called everybody to look on to the new life
of Easter. The candle light being the symbol of peace is always practiced by the
Church and he called upon every individual to follow the same.
The celebration ended with the sharing of eggs and cakes sponsored by Bate Koyu and
Roy Chirian respectively. The hearts of many were delighted at the resurrected Christ
as everybody went home happily at midnight.
BJP concerned at rising corruption
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Cell
today celebrated the National Panchayati Raj Diwas cum Women’s’ Political Empowerment
Day here at its headquarter today.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Tamiyo Taga, BJP legislative party leader
of BJP Legislature Party (BLP) expressed concern over rampant corruption being practiced
in the state and the country as a whole. He said corruption has become part of
life under the successive Congress Government. No one is free from corruption and
it needs be minimized for the larger interest of the development, he said. In Arunachal
Pradesh, corrupt persons are being elected on several occasions and innocent and
honest leaders are termed to be weak and unfit, the party said.
Highlighting the evolution of Panchayati Raj system and Women’s political empowerment
in the country, the BJP stressed on more participation of grass root people in
planning process through Gram Sabha in order to accelerate development process and
to minimize the corruption level.
State BJP General Secretary, Tai Tagak highlighted the journey of local self governance
in the country and the importance of role and functions of the PR Institutions in
development process. He said PR bodies in the state have been facing numerous problems
due to non devolution of power and function to PR bodies in effective way.
The party also called upon the party leaders and panchayat leaders of the party to
monitor proper implementation of the MNREGS in districts and bring awareness on
Rashtriya Swasthuya Bima Yojana which covers health insurance for all registered
rural households under the scheme.
The women SHG leaders should also reach out to the designated banks and Block Development
offices besides District Planning Offices for funds meant for SHG activities and
Bank credits for group economic activities, the party said.
The Chairman, BJP Panchayati Raj Cell, Sambu Siongju highlighted the activities and
role of the cell and called upon all for building strong and vibrant local self government
bodies in the state.
National Council Member, Wangman Lowangcha, State Vice President Kabak Yabii, President,
Mahila Morcha, Kenjum Pakkam, President, Yuva Morcha, Doni Nich, President, ST Morcha,
Tadar Akap also spoke on the occasion. State BJP Padmeshwari Jamoh presided over
The killing field
Beyond doubts, mesmerizing Arunachal Pradesh, once known as ‘the wildlife paradise’
has transformed it into ‘killing field’. The spectacular animal kingdom that once
thrived with our genial ancestors are now petrified to traverse the suicidal zone
manned by the diabolical descendents because at any instant, a stray bullet, a poisonous
arrow or a veiled trap may eliminate their carefree existence. The trepidation is
shrinking the salubrious kingdom as the animals are migrating to safer pastures where
they can graze and gallop leisurely without human intervention.
In recent months, our state has pioneered a couple of significant steps to revivify
the slumping graph of wildlife. For start, it has abrogated statewide killing of
wildlife and secondly, barred the issuing of gun license for three years. It is a
major step for the resurgence of wildlife but I presume, not an exemplary one.
In a state like ours, where we devour any wild animal and discus about its delicacy,
texture and taste, just watching them on National Geography, mere broadcast of ban
is not enough. It will not yield desired corollary.
Reportedly, every month, some 300 species of birds and animals are hunted down in
Changlang district alone. And if we include whole of state in the calendar, the situation
is pandemic. How do we deal with such catastrophic upcoming?
Preferably, the prohibition should also include reform policies for traditional hunters
and poachers. Without reforming them, ban or no ban, the situation stands unchangeable.
Inclusively, a three years interdiction on new gun license is a thoughtful step but
can it alone restrict the poaching activities? Is it enough to withhold the declining
animal population? Considering the ground realities, it is not the new gun that
is obliterating the wildlife but it’s the old guns that are creating the havoc.
From the kids flaunting the catapult to the grown up priding their sophisticated
guns, everyone is responsible for the current situation.
Besides the exorbitant price it earns as regular income, the misconception of wild
animal’s meat as medicine and aphrodisiac has descended its populace to alarming
level. In fact, our ethnic liberty and the feeble implementation of wildlife act
are also equally responsible for this wildlife genocide.
Above all, the reason of this catastrophe is due to lack of coordination between
the authorities and the civil society. They impose and we breach the ban. For instance,
the ban on plastic or polythene exists in almost all the precincts but yet it has
matured into a menace. Look around, every corner of the districts is decorated by
the banned material – the vibrant poly piles. I presume, the gun was introduced
in all the rural areas to protect ourselves and our field from the marauding wildlife.
It was to scare away the wild life not to smoke them. In all this the gun has been
the real culprit; perhaps our state is the only state where every third house has
a gun. Therefore on experimental basis, seizing the gun from the villages and towns
infamous for hunting for a couple of years and statewide implementation of the wildlife
act will definitely come up with some short of results. With these kind of drastic
steps only the wildlife will prosper and prevail in our emerald backyards.
In solitude, I ponder, when will we grasp the verity that the spectacular sight of
playful animals on a panoramic backdrop will earn us more dollars than it could as
a red meat or exotic delicacy? Hope, it’s not too late by the time we decide to
protect the vanishing wildlife.(The writer can be reached at [email protected])
Railway project in state capital
evokes mixed reaction
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: These days whenever anyone passes through Doimukh, the oldest town
situated in the periphery of capital complex they can see Railway project construction
going on in full speed. This project when completed will connect this landlocked
state with rest of India. It is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects
initiated by the central government in the state, apart from much talked about trans-Arunachal
highway. The 33 KM railway line between Harmuty in Assam and Naharlagun town is scheduled
to complete in March 2012. The project is estimated to cost around 160.48 crore and
is being implemented by North East Frontier wing of Indian railway.
Though the railway line was proposed till Itanagar, state Govt decided to terminate
it at Naharlagun.
However this railway project evokes mixed response from Arunachalee citizen. Some
section of citizen supports it, while other bitterly opposes.
Those supporting says this project will lead to the beginning of new era of developmental
activities. “Obviously with coming of railway, we will see more development. Delhi
will be nearer to us and we will not feel isolated from rest of country,” says T
Tahin, a resident of Doimukh. Further he says that goods will be available at cheaper
rate in Arunachal after the completion of railway project due to less transportation
charges. “Road connectivity has changed the face of state during last 10 years
and am sure railway connection will usher in new era of development. In fact government
of India should have brought this railway project long time ago,” continues Tahin.
But not all the citizens of the state are enthusiastic about this project. In fact
large number of Arunachalees fear that coming of railway may lead to heavy migration
of people from mainland India into state and thereby endangering local culture and
tradition. They cite the example of Dimapur town of Nagaland while opposing this
project. Dimapur was connected with railway by union government to bring the Naga
people into mainstream India but instead of fulfilling its main purpose, it leads
to their further drifting away. “Today in Dimapur one can see more number of mainland
Indians than indigenous Naga people. Business are being dominated by outsiders and
to certain level local residents are feeling alienated. Also many local tells that
crime rate has jumped up after introduction of railway,” informs an resident of
Itanagar who often frequents Dimapur for business purpose.
Many Arunachalees too fear that with railway influx of outsiders to state will manifold
in future. “Thanks to Britishers, we have ILP system which somehow controls the large
influx of outsiders. But when railway starts operation, ILP will have no relevance.
That time anybody can commit crime in capital complex and get away easily using railway
route,” says Tarh Eha, resident of Naharlagun. Further he added, “With heavy migration,
it will lead to sudden increase in population. Naturally crime rate too will increase.
Further locals will be reduced to minority in capital complex and our dying culture
will have faster death than expected.”
Also majority of citizen can’t understand the logic behind pushing of railway project
and slowing down of work on green field airport. “Though foundation stone for Green
Field airport was laid down long time ago, but no work begins yet at ground level.
Why is central government not serious about this airport project though they are
hurriedly trying to complete railway line construction,” questions another resident
of Itanagar. No doubt railway will bring in development but it is also sure that
Arunachal will not remain same in years to come.
Keep it up
This in apropos the news item –RGU media students win laurels (April 12). I congratulate
Moji Riba, other faculty members and RGU mass communication students for bringing
laurels to Rajiv Gandhi University in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general
in recently concluded inter-university media festival at Tezpur.
The management and teaching skill of professors, faculty members, guest lecturers
and resource persons of RGU mass communication department really deserve appreciation
for this achievement. Please keep it up the same spirit.
Dedo Ete, Itanagar
This is in response to the letter written by Pistana CO (on April 20) alleging All
Yachuli Students’ Union of singing political song. Such allegation before media has
deeply hurt the sentiment of the student community and it has lowered down the image
of the union before the society.
Therefore, you urge the Pistana CO to clarify within a week time as to how the union
is singing a political song and on behalf of which political party?
Toko Nega, president
Take people into confidence
We appreciate the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) for raising various
issues including hydro project, corruption, security concern in Tirap and Changlang
and border problem with China. But I think some of the issues raised by the student
union and other organizations need to be re-examined, verified properly for solution.
In recent past, AAPSU president raised important issues of downstream villages like
Lichi, Sher, Hawa Camp and Kimin affected by RHEP (NEEPCO). But the down stream
affected people of North Lakhimpur in Assam, who are depending on water of Ranganadi
for irrigation did not find mentioned. If the project affects the people of Arunachal,
it also affects the down stream people of plain area who have been depending on Ranganadi.
Moreover, before raising issue on the RHEP, we should know the technical phase of
the project which was commissioned almost a decade ago. The people, for whom AAPSU
is raising the issues, are unaware of the technical matter of the project. It would
have been better if consent were mooted through public meeting to review all technical
aspects of the project including the need of fish ladder.
However, RHEP can be impressed to introduce warning system to alert downstream people
before releasing dam water in order to avoid any possible disaster.
The demand for releasing 50 per cent of water has no logic since there is no sufficient
water to feed the power house during lean season due to non-availability of feed
reservoir in the upstream. Therefore, technical aspects of the project should be
studied first before raising any demand.
However, it is a fact that project has adversely affected the local and the authority
must look into the socio-economic development of the affected people.
I, being the project affected person, would like to suggest AAPSU president to move
the issue with the approval and consent of the locals. We can expect positive outcome
of the movement only with the support of the local people.
Yachuli Mandal BJP
Any worthwhile suggestion please!
Of late, after the political expansion of the Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) in Tirap
and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, there have been condemnations and arguments
doing rounds by numerous institutions, organizations and learned individuals expressing
dismay over its introduction in Arunachal Pradesh and its acceptance by some individuals.
I, being an Arunachalee and especially being one from Tirap, am also gravely concerned
and alarmed like my fellow Arunachaleese due to these developments.
However, it is ironical to note that in spite of all these arguments and suggestions,
nobody, whether it be an institution, organization, or for that, even the representatives
of the people, especially those of Tirap and Changlang has been too serious enough
to reason it and hint a way out of this mess.
I personally, and I suppose even my brethrens of Tirap and Changlang, would very
much want to be pulled out of this abysmal cavern of conflict and contradictory situation.
But have any of us tried to ponder into the situations of how the people of Tirap
and Changlang have been categorized and mentioned under ‘Any Naga tribes’ under Serial
No. 10 of S/T notification 1950? And Further, have any of us tried to seek opinion
of the people of these two districts who bear the brunt of all these push and pull
and tried to figure out what is in their mind, or what they may prefer – as the saying
goes, “only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches” (‘the most’ in context of the
people of these two districts). So, why not we agglutinate and try to resolve the
matter instead of aggravating it. After all, what have been experienced shows that
it is of no use to keep our fingers crossed and expect the (so called) representatives
of these two unfortunate districts to do anything worthwhile. So it’s an earnest
beseech to all my Arunachalee brethrens that a positive suggestion be made to bear
a fruitful outcome.
J K Lowang,
We need more self-defence camp for women
The on-going summer camp – a self-defence training course for girls being organized
by Arunachal Pradesh Police is surely going to equip our girls with self-discipline,
heath consciousness/ physical fitness, mental alertness and above all self protection
tactics which are very essential in the present day society where violence against
female becomes a common thing. Although today’s women are said to be equal to men,
there still exists physical dominance of men over women which needs to be done away
with. We feel that training programme will surely bring changes in our social set-up
at a large extent.
The Arunachal Pradesh Police deserves appreciation for such initiative, we extend
our sincere thanks to DGP Robin Hibu and other members associated with this noble
initiative. Hope, the police department will be conducting more such camp from time
to time for the benefit of our daughters and sisters.
Bapir Megu, Itanagar
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Stop encroachment: AAPANWA
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Expressing resentment over the unabated encroachment of land at
Jaami Jate area, the All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association
(AAPANWA) today slammed the police for not preventing the illegal encroachment in
Jaami Jate area. The Association said that the area was declared by the court as
disputed area and also issued directives to remove the illegal structures and stop
the illegal activities like earth-cutting, bulldozing, fencing. Despite repeated
complaints lodged, police failed to take any action to evict the encroachers, it
Good Friday and Easter Sunday observed in CRCs
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: CRC Naharlagun, the centre church of APCRCC has joined the rest
of the world in observing the Good Friday and Easter Sunday by keeping fasting programmes
and two prayer services under the leadership of its Pastor Hillang Taya.
Hundreds of believers prayed for the humanity and world peace. Evangelist Jungi M.
Bhusal and APCRCWW president Assu Taba were the main speakers of the three-day long
programme. A community Easter feast was also organised.
Meanwhile, at CRC Doimukh APCRCC vice-president David Pertin wished one and all and
said that, the day is marked as an important occasion by the Christians across the
globe, remembering the supreme sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary
and His victory over death. Easter is a time to renew one's faith and hope in the
resurrected Christ for newness in life. The youth and women group of the two churches
mesmerized the gathering with praise and worship songs befitting the occasion.
Donyi-Polo youth conference held
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: 12th Donyi-Polo Youth Conference of Mariyang-Geku was celebrated
at Mariyang on April 23.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest ADC Yingkiong Rajesh Panyang advised the
youths to preserve own religion, culture and tradition and also maintain peace and
communal harmony in the area.
Altogether, 2000 Donyi-Polo followers from Geku-Mariyang attended the conference.
Cultural show, Games and Sports and religion procession were organized to mark the
Conference of engineers
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Various issues confronting the serving engineers of the state will
be discussed in the general conference of Arunachal Pradesh Engineering Service Association
to be held on 30th April at Banquet hall, Itanagar. Engineers from various work departments
are expected to participate in it.
NSUI team to visit state
ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Taranga Gogoi, national secretary and in-charge of National Students
Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal along with three more members will visit state from
27th of this month. During its three-day tour, the NSUI leaders will hold discussion
on various matters relating to NSUI.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has conveyed heartiest festival
greetings and best wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious
occasion of Moh Mol.
In his festival message, Governor hopes that this festival of our Tangsa community
of Changlang district ushers-in peace, communal harmony and prosperity for all.
On this festive occasion, joining our Tangsa community, I offer my prayers for bumper
harvest, wealth and for longevity of the Nong Culture, Gen Singh added in his message.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has extended his sincere greetings to citizens particularly
the Tangsa community on the auspicious of occasion of Moh-Mol festival. In his festival
message he expressed his gratitude to the Mother Nature for showering her bountiful
kindness to the humanity.
He prayed almighty god to bless every individual with peace, prosperity, good health
and bumper harvest in the days to come. He further appealed the people of Arunachal
to preserve their rich cultural heritage.
NE Games goes online
ITANAGAR: Watch NE Games 2011, events and results round the clock from April 25-30
The site is developed by a team of journalists headed by Taro Chatung to facilitate
online viewers of NE Games for a specified period.