CM outlines his vision to develop Pasighat as knowledge city
PASIGHAT, Apr 8: The BBK (Bogong Banggo Kebang) Convention-cum-Mega festival began
today in a spectacular show of pomp and gaiety.
The major events of the opening day of the convention were inauguration of BBK
(Bogong Banggo Kebang) logo, double storied building of Balek HS School. The exhibition
stalls and cultural presentations, depicting the history of Boggong Banggo Kebang
were highly appreciated by the audience. Another major event which attracted the
attention of huge gathering was the Mega dance presented by hundreds of girl students
wearing traditional attires.
Union Minister of State Ninong Ering, MLA Ralom Borang, BJP MLA Dr. T Tapak, Pol
Secy to CM Bamang Tago, Ex-MLA Tapum Jamoh, Commissioner (PWD) Ganesh Koyu, DC RK
Mishra and SP Pushpendra Kumar were present on the occasion.
Inaugurating the glorious event, Chief Minister Tuki said this would remain as red-letter-day
in the history of the State. He praised the Education Minister Bosiram Siram, MoS
for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering and also BBK President Oyem Dai and General Secretary
Tagom Padung for having taken the decision to conduct such mega festival at Balek,
the root of Pasighat in a befitting manner. Tuki urged the people to take the event
as a great chance to show their rich culture and big-hearted hospitality.
Chief Minister Tuki said Pasighat has been in limelight for its stupendous development
in various sectors – infrastructure, education, agriculture – to note a few. He said
that he has vision to develop Pasighat into hub of education and the knowledge city
of the state. Pasighatians are lucky enough, who got the State University, Polytechnic
college and also going to get Agriculture College, Railway service and Airport soon,
he commented. Pasighat was the lone town which is going to conduct Municipal election
with the capital city soon. He disclosed various developmental schemes and projects
to be brought in action under the Union Urban Ministry soon after the Municipal election.
He happily informed that his government has already launched a website for transparent
financial and other dealings of the state through e-governance policy. There will
be opportunity for the common citizens to put their grievances to the CM and other
The state will get High-Court soon of its own. For better policing and to ensure
better law and order a DIG headquarter will be set up at Pasighat. He hoped the
Rail and Air connectivity for Pasighat will boast in tourism sector and business
activities in the district. While appreciating the health authorities of Pasighat
General Hospital for their noble initiatives and esteemed services in the field,
highly impressed CM said they have touched new height in the state. He assured to
provide CT (Computerized Tomography) Scan Machine to make the hospital more modernize.
Tuki appealed the people to welcome hydropower in the sate for a better and wealthy
Arunachal. The projects will not only meet the demands of water and electricity,
but would help to set up industries, control flood and bring in developments in agricultural
sector which would make Arunachal a financially strong state and minimize unemployment
problems. The district has immense potential for hydro power which should be exploited.
It will be environment-friendly and its effect to environment is minimal, he further
Replying to a memorandum, submitted by BBK President Oyem Dai for land allotment
and setting up a ‘New Market’ in High-Region area and renaming the roads/lanes in
the names of pioneers of Bogong who had generously donated their lands and rendered
yeomen services, the CM instructed the Deputy Commissioner to take immediate action
and to recommend the cases to the government for consideration.
Regarding beautification of Pasighat township, Tuki said that once Municipality is
established funds for the purpose will be made available under Urban Development.
Necessary funds for construction of teachers’ quarters and maintenance of school
building will take up by the Education Minister itself.
On this auspicious day Nabam Tuki felicitated the Pioneers Dr. Daying Ering, Architect
of modern Arunachal, Golgi Bote Talom Rukbo and Toshing Ering, the 1st teacher from
Bogong Banggo posthumously.
Before concluding his deliberation, the CM while appreciating the cultural event
said such activities will enhance and promote the cultural diversity through the
exhibition of dance, drama and music in its various forms with the essence of innermost
emotions and feelings of Siang valley.
Earlier the Guest of Honour Chowna Mein, minister for Finance, Planning and PWD renewed
his relationship with the Adis and remembered his college days. Adis are one of the
most democratic tribals of the state and the process of actual development was started
from Pasighat in the early stages of the state, he asserted. In his brief speech
Mein congratulate the organizer for wonderful celebration. He said that the financial
position of the state is stable and therefore there is no cause for any panic or
alarm as is evident by the fact that all usual government transactions such as salaries,
pensions etc are continuing. Some hard measures which were taken by the government
are nothing new as there have been instances of taking such regulatory measures
in the past also and there is no reason for any quarter to criticize the present
govt pursuing people-centric welfares with commitment, Mein added.
He informed that the government has given priority to all the developmental schemes
under different sectors for the current financial year and is also committed to implement
all the innovative schemes and programmes as announced during the 2013-14 budget
session to fulfill the aspirations of the people. The present govt. has also implemented
the schemes and programmes announced in the 2012-13 budget in letter and spirit,
said the finance minister in his address.
The Education Minister Bosiram Siram who is also the local MLA of the area said that
Pasighat has always been blessed by the care and kinds of the present Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki. Siram added, the present government under the dynamic leadership Tuki
has given State University, Polytechnic College, approved Railway and Air services
for people of the district. He extended his thanks and gratitude for providing two
crores each for constructions of Cultural and Community Hall-cum-Office buildings
of Donyipolo Gangging and Adi Baane Kebang soon after taking charge of the Chief
Minister of the state. According to Siram the state is marching towards the tremendous
developments under care of the present people friendly government.
Among others, the BBK President Oyem Dai and General Secretary Tagom Padung also
spoke on the occasion and presented a detail status report of BBK. They said the
organization is tirelessly working for socio-economic-cultural upliftment of the
society and being received good cooperation from the government and as well as the
people. Various challenges and hardship being faced were also expressed. Duo conveyed
their thanks and gratitude all the citizens and Bogong community in particular for
cooperation and coordination. DIPRO
Governor, Orgs. mourn death of Sharmila
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) JJ Singh has expressed
shock and grief over the untimely demise of Takam Sharmila, who lost her life in
a tragic road accident near Shillong yesterday. Sharmila was working as an Assistant
in the Governor’s Secretariat.
In his condolence message to Gora Makik, husband of Late Sharmila, the Governor said
that “Sharmila was not only a sincere and diligent member of the Raj Bhavan family
but also a kind hearted woman”.
The Governor, who met the members of the bereaved family at the official residence
of Late Sharmila, offered heartfelt condolences and prayed for eternal peace of the
departed soul. The Governor also prayed for early recovery of the Miss Reshmi and
Master Gungte, who were injured in the unfortunate accident.
A condolence meeting was held at the Governor’s Secretariat.
Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg, who visited the injured children at Guwahati Medical
College, and other officials offered prayer for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), Students’ Union of Dera Natung
Government College and National Students Union of India (NSUI) state unit expressed
grief and sorrow over premature demise of Sharmila, wife of Gora Makik, a native
of Palin village under Kurung Kumey district in tragic accident at Nang about 45
km off Guwahati.
Sharmila was an active AAPSU activist during the president ship of both Takam Sanjay
and Tage Lapung during 1992-1997. The then AAPSU leaders headed by President Nabam
Jallow appointed her as Secretary Information and Publicity in the year 1997 for
her commitment and dedication towards AAPSU. She was President of AAPSU’s Women Wing
from December, 1999 and served till December 2001.
“Sharmila’s death is an irreplaceable loss for the women folk and the entire state
as well. Her contributions towards AAPSU and the state will always be remembered,”
AAPSU said in a release and prayed for the peace of departed soul. It also conveyed
heartfelt condolence to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, the AAPSU President Kamta Lapung and DNGCSU appreciated the service and
prompt action taken by the team of Arunachal Students’ Union Shillong (ASUS) headed
by its president Aga Taku in bringing the mortal remains of Sharmila to the state
Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF), in its condolence message, said that the premature
demise of Sharmila has saddened everyone. ACF conveyed its heartfelt condolence to
the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Expressing shock over sudden demise of Sharmila, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)
in a condolence message said that she was very much active in social work and led
many movements for the welfare of people of the state during her tenure in AAPSU
as its women wing president.
“May almighty rest her soul in peace and give strength to her family in this hour
of grief,” ANSU prayed.
While expressing grief and sorrow over untimely demise of Sharmila, ALSU in a condolence
message said that she will always be remembered for her contributions towards the
“May her soul rest in peace and God grant enough strength to the members of the bereaved
family to overcome these trying times,” ALSU said in a message.
Shocked at sudden demise of Sharmila, Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA), said that in her
death NNA has lost a kind and spirited soul.
NNA prayed almighty to rest her soul in eternal peace and give courage to her family
members to cope with the tragedy.
NNA also prayed for early recovery of her daughter and son, who are undergoing treatment
Convention ends with a call to promote Adi language
PASIGHAT, Apr 8: The two-day convention of Adi Agom Kebang (AAK) concluded yesterday
with a clarion call to promote Adi language and literature by all participants. During
the convention, AAK took full advantages to propagate own language and literature
amidst the scholars.
Padmashree Mamang Dai, prominent writer and retired IAS officer Oshong Ering, retired
Information Commissioner Bani Danggen and Dana Pertin chaired the technical sessions
Notably seventeen Adi well-known literary personalities, including NN Lego, Kaling
Borang, Kipa Pertin, Rongili Nonang, Tahong Taggu, Gindu Borang, Kabuk Pertin, Maktil
Apum, Arak Megu, Tarak Mize, Girin Tamuli and many more presented their study papers
on classification of Adi folk songs, history of Adi language, dreams and influences
in Adi life etc.
The President of Mishing Agom Kebang, Dr. Bidyeshor Doley, who attended the valedictory
function highly appreciated the efforts of AAK President Nini Pertin and Secretary
General Obang Tayeng and also the representatives of Kolkata Sahitya Academy Officer-in-Charge
Gautam Paul and Aruni Chakraborty for their initiatives and tireless efforts in this
Dr. Doley in his address stated that while other literatures have made tremendous
progress in the country the Adi and Mishing languages with their common heritage
and origin have lagged behind because of lack of initiative in written literature
though the language is more than thousand years old. Describing various challenges
in the way of developing its written literature especially problem in script issues
and inadequate resources, Doley called upon members of both the communities to strive
for preservation and promotion of the language. Earlier, Tapang Taloh, Director School
Education said it was a joyous time for all that due to the efforts of AAK, the percentage
of young scholars participating in the field has been increasing over the years.
Development of Adi language and literature is collective responsibilities of all
members of the society, he further added. Improvement of text books and proper implementation
in schools requires proper application of planning and efforts. He stressed on research
and documentation of language for its promotion. He also suggested the text books
should be written and screened by experts and competent authority.
The AAK President Nini Pertin in his presidential address stated that traditional
merrymaking and rituals can not be separated. He suggested to accepting easy alphabets
to read and write in Adi language so that it could be easily propagated in the society.
General Secretary of AAK Obang Tayeng extended his thanks to all the attending personalities
and Maktil Apum and Taring Tabi in particular for their assistance and hard works.
In his valedictory speech Tayeng highlighted various initiatives taken by AAK including
introduction of text books in schools, publication of magazines and holding meetings
to promote Adi language. He expressed hope that the idea and knowledge shared in
the two day convention would help to promote Adi language and literature. DIPRO
Arunachal Panorama festival concludes
RONO HILL, Apr 8: Does a pan-Arunachal identity exist in our State today and if so
how strong is it? Can Arunachal carry the burden of not having a strong unified identity?
What can we do to enhance this identity - were few of the far-sighted inquiries that
students of Rajiv Gandhi University, academicians, social activists and media persons
of the state shared during a symposium on “Pan Arunachal Identity - A Myth or Reality?”
which was conducted as part of the two-day Arunachal Panorama festival at the RGU
Dr. Nani Bath, Associate Professor in the department of Political Science attending
as a panelist opined, "We belong to a largely conservative and inward looking community.
Significantly, entire tribal groups of Arunachal bear the same routes of origin and
migration. So despite keeping a community diversity, we need to develop a common
Arunachali identity shared through dance, song, dress and even one link language
Dr. Bath felt that a festival like Panorama should be put forward in every corner
of the state to display the diversity, and yet celebrating its unity. He also said
that while this unity was very critical for the fruits of development to percolate
down to the people, it must at the same time not be divisive and must not displace
Editor of Arunachal Front and one of the pioneers of the media in the State, Pradeep
Kumar said that the notion of a pan Arunachal identity is not mythical, but rather
a reality. What needs to be done is for the youth of the State to come forward and
actively uphold this by way of knowing each other better and respecting our diversity.
Another panelist, Taring Mama, Chairman of the Arunachal Citizens' Rights (ACR) said,
"Until and unless we listen and understand to each community of the state we would
not be able to create this pan-Arunachal identity". Arunachal as an entity is already
known across the world owing to its strategic geo-political location on the world
map, but do we really identify with this in our worldview? To holistically sustain
this identity, he underlined the role of educational institutions, media organizations
and the Legislature and political leadership to achieve the goal of a pan-Arunachal
identity in the coming days.
Biru Nasi, General Secretary, AAPSU said that while one goes outside the state,
a sense of insecurity due to our limited numbers brings about this sense of pan-
Arunachal identity - so it is a reality. But within the state it is still largely
a myth. Participating as one of the panelists at the symposium, the General Secretary
of the State’s apex student’s body informed that AAPSU has already launched a series
of programs to bring out communal harmony in the state. It has also started the process
to amend the Constitution of the students’ body to accommodate equal representation
from each community in its Executive Body and this would be implemented from the
next election, he informed.
Moderating the wide spectrum of the discussions between the students and the panelists,
filmmaker and faculty member Moji Riba wrapped up the symposium by noting few key
recommendations that emerged. These included bringing about a change in mindsets
and creating a sense of respect for each other, need for a strong regional political
party in the state to air the aspirations of its people, for textbooks and curriculum
content to be introduced at the elementary level about the diversity of our tribes,
the need to encourage inter-tribe marriage and to strengthen an apex body of different
communities like the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF) that can act both as
a bridge and as a conflict resolving mechanism.
The symposium was followed by display of various traditional games as well as presentations
on rituals, folk songs and dances. This was an apt complement to the traditional
huts of various tribes that were constructed and the sharing of the cuisine from
A display of traditional attires and innovations in design saw the culmination of
the Arunachal Panorama, when the embers from the traditional hearth that had been
burning for the last two days, were collected- to light the fire in the next festival.
(With inputs from Debananda Medak, Kombong Darang, Duru Soki, Kenyir Taipodia and
NCP to go alone in PR polls
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Unlike Maharashtra Municipality and Panchayat Elections where there
is healthy alliance between NCP and INC, the NCP Arunachal Pradesh has decided not
to go for pre-poll alliance with the ruling INC Party.
Having taken the approval from the NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar, NE incharge Praful Patel
and National General Secretary Tariq Anwar, the State NCP President Kahfa Bengia
disclosed that the NCP central leadership has taken a very serious view of the recent
wholesale merger of all five NCP legislators with the ruling Congress Party and thereby
breaking the holy coalition dharma of the UPA at the Centre.
Setting the ton for free and fair municipality and Panchayat Elections, Bengia stated
that honesty, credibility, acceptability with fair degree of educational qualification
and experience in public life shall be the guiding criteria for selection of NCP
Disclosing that the party is at the verge of completing its people friendly manifesto
with the primary emphases on providing security and peace to its citizens, Bengia
urged the voters to abstain from all sorts of allurements and false promises specially
from the ruling regime and come forward in creating a vibrant Municipality that would
guarantee all round development irrespective of caste, ethnicity, religion and region.
The NCP President further disclosed that to defeat Congress policy of divide and
rule, the NCP units of the state have been instructed not succumb to such divisive
tactics and if need be, align to any other likeminded individuals and parties that
stand for giving real power to the commoners, reviewing anti-people policy on hydro
power and mines, bringing down the sky rocketing price rise of essential commodities,
zero tolerance to corruption and transparency in public life, clearing long pending
dues of the Govt. employees, solving the vexed refugee and border disputes with neighboring
states and most importantly instilling a sense of security and optimism amongst the
youths of the state.
A unique awareness prog for parents
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: About 100 parents and students gathered at Anchal Samity Hall, Roing
on Sunday to take part in the awareness programme ‘Parental Awareness and Children’s
Education in Mishmi Society’ organized by Mishmi Scholars Association (MSA) in collaboration
with Enjalumenda Women’s Empowerment Forum (EMWEF).
The programme which aimed at raising awareness on parent’s role in children’s education
and motivating the parent as primary stakeholder in building of a society was prompted
by the growing concern over lack of educational progress in the Mishmi society.
Participating in the event Radhilu Chai, Vice Chairperson, Arunachal Pradesh State
Women’s Commission (APSCW) observed that “This is the first time I am ever attending
a seminar on parenting in our tribal society.”
Considering the paramount role mothers play in child’s growth, she said the tribal
society must encourage women to inherit parent’s immovable properties and called
for family and societal support. She also encouraged the organizers to work towards
a common platform for all Mishmis.
“In today’s changing socio-political scenario, when all the tribes in Arunachal are
witnessing huge changes, role of MSA in Mishmi society will be very important. If
we want our voices to be heard, we should unite to form a majority and not get divided
as minority,” said Chai.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Swami, Executive Director, RIWATCH said, “In the
last 30 years, Arunachal has witnessed vast changes in education scenario. There
was a time, when our parents were illiterate and concerned about our education. Today
we are educated and again concerned about our child’s education.”
Having observed children being sent to different boarding schools in futile effort
by parents in search for good quality education, he said “The belief is that sending
children to good school will bring better education. But what parents forget is that
it is they who can make all the difference,” he said and added, “Teachers can never
be a substitute to a parent.”
Earlier, in his opening speech, Sokhep Kri, Chairperson, MSA and State Editor, Arunachal
Gazeteer said, “The dawn of modern education in Mishmi society started very late.
It began with a school in Chidu, Lower Dibang Valley district in 1950. We were deprived
of education from early days. ”
“Therefore to have sense of the past and to plan accordingly for the future, we have
to dwell on the issues and problems in the community,” he said.
The discussion in the seminar cum awareness programme began with the topic ‘Current
challenges and issues of parenting’ by Rakhi Linggi, Secretary, EMWEF. She outlined
three main issues – sex education for children, drug abuse and lack of genial ambience
for child’s growth.
Speaking on the subject ‘Parental involvement in home’, Krishma Pulu, member, EMWEF
said parents must inculcate sacrificial attitude. “Children learn from our deeds
and not from words.”
Dr Rama Tewari of Art of Living (AoL) speaking on the topic ‘Spiritual education:
A child’s right’ said that as a spiritual being, children are also capable of empathy
and understanding the spiritual dimension. “Their creativity should not be killed
by trying to make them what they are not. The ultimate goal in a child’s life should
While speaking on the topic ‘Parents role in child’s education,’ Dr Manaya Mena,
Chairperson, EMWEF said, “Parents cannot escape from their duty by sending off them
to a hostel. They need our care. If we send our children to hostel when they need
us, then they will send us to old age home when we need them.”
The awareness programme felicitated Dibili Miuli, Emme Mihu and Sole Mickrow recognizing
them as successful parent and for being an ideal to their children and to the Mishmi
society. They were awarded with an appreciation letter, a Mishmi shawl and cash prize.
All three achievers share similar background of being uneducated and from interior
villages and had raised their children in difficult circumstances.
Highlighting the importance of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) in child’s education,
Sailu Bellai, Principal, VKV, Tezu said, “Every father, mother and a guardian is
a teacher. So why not we all teacher sit together and work for our children. Today
if I am able to stand before you, it’s because of my teachers and parents. So I
am here not as a resource person, but as member of MSA and speak here not based on
any research or thesis, but through my own experiences and observation.”
In the final topic of the session ‘Source of child right’ by Sunil Mow, member MSA
and Human rights advocate highlighted various legal provisions for protection of
child enshrined in UN instruments, constitution and Indian Penal Code.
Concluding the event, Shivumso Chikro, Assistant Professor, Don Bosco College, Itanagar
in his vote of thanks thanked all the participants and resource person including
the guests. He also thanked Anu Siksha Seva Trust (ASSET), Wakro, Anjithe Menjo,
Zilla Parishad Member, Iduli and NHPC Ltd, Roing for their material assistance in
conducting the workshop.
Skill Development Programmes
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: 90 Days Skill Development Programme (SDP) on House Wiring and 28
Days Advance Training on Cane and Bamboo Handicraft was started at Sangram on April
4. It is being organized by Rural Development and Heritage Society (RDHS) Sangram
and sponsored by NABARD, Regional Office Itanagar for unemployed youth and school
drop out of the district for self-employment.
Earlier, project implement and monitoring committee meeting (PIMC) on pre-training
was conducted on April 3.
Out of 30, 25 trainees have been selected for House Wiring training. On the other
hand, 12 trainees, out of 18 applicants have been selected for Advance Training on
Cane and Bamboo Handicraft.
Addressing the inaugural programme Tadar Taluk, Branch Manager, Arunachal Pradesh
State Co-operative Apex Bank limited Sangram suggested the trainees to take full
advantage of the training proramme seriously to become self-employed.
He also suggested the NGO to take responsibility for re-payment of loan from SHG
and Farmers Club. However, he expressed happiness that repayment of loan started
under the guidance of Rural Development and Heritage Society (RDHS) and also promise
to give loan under the schemes like KCC and WCC to SHG members in coming financial
year with proper recommendation of NGO with good rapport. He has appreciated General
Manager NABARD, Arunachal for working in rural area.
O P Maunglang, DDM NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh also spoke on the occasion. He explained
about the important of Cane and Bamboo for artisans and resource available in the
state, suggested the trainees to be successful in their life.
He further highlighted the activities of NABARD and schemes supported by it. He requested
the Branch Manager Apex Bank Sangram to provide loan to the Farmers Club, SHG and
Join Liability Group (JLG) based on Agri and Horticulture and weaver schemes.
Tamchi Niania, chairman, RDHS suggested trainees to take the benefit of the training
programme and extended thanks to the GM and NABARD staff for their support.
Five days ABCC annual meet ends
ROING, Apr 8: The 5th Annual General Meeting of Arunachal Baptist Church Council
(ABCC) was held at Baptist Church, Rayang. It was hosted by Dibang Lohit Baptist
Churches Association (DLBCA) from April 5 to 7.
Programme Manager Noah Ngukir reported that around 718 delegates representing 17
member associations of the council gathered with the theme ‘Rooted and built up in
ABCC is the apex body of the Baptist family in Arunachal Pradesh with 19 member associations
and represented by more than 26 tribes of the state.
In his keynote address delivered during the opening ceremony by Toko Kach, President,
ABCC stressed on the motto of the council –Witness, Service, Unity. He exhorted every
members of the council to practically live out their commitment for the welfare of
Earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Rev. Banbo pertin. Rev. Bonny Resu, General
Secretary, Asia Pacific Baptist Federation delivered the message of God to the gathering.
The executive secretary of Apatani Baptist Association Tage Donyi led a thought provoking
Bible study while Maker Khasung led two workshop sessions on music.
The choir of DLBCA ministered the word of God through singing in worship services
on the 3-day meeting.
A colorful cultural show was displayed on Sunday by Idu Mishmi Baptist Khumu Keba
Embo (IMBKKE), Hewa Baptist Churches Association (HWA), DLBCA, Nyishi Baptist Church
Council (NBCC), Apatani Baptist Association (ABA) and Mishmi Baptist Church Council
The 5-day event ended with a candle light service with the pronouncement of Benediction
by Rev. Daniel Noroh, Pastor, Baptist Church, Rayang.
DUDA conducts skilled training on beauty culture & hair dressing
AALO, Apr 8: A skill development training for employment promotion amongst urban
poor on beauty culture and hair dressing was conducted by District Urban Development
Agency (DUDA) at M/S Gorgeous Beauty Parlor cum Training Institute run by Topu Basar
Ete, the lone Vocational Training Provider in the state.
Inaugurating the training yesterday, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete said
that the training assumes special significance in the present day context when job
opportunities are dwelling and Govt. is targeting self income generation schemes
for the unemployed youths. Urging all to take up the training seriously, he asked
the youths to curve a niche for themselves in their chosen parameters to stand on
their own feet. Marcony Potom, Deputy Director, DUDA outlined in details the objectives
under SJSRY and said that urban poverty alleviation through gainful self-employment
venture, supporting skill development and empowering the community to tackle issues
of Urban Poverty through sustainable self-managed community structures are being
taken up to give boost to the urban poverty. The trainees may get loans on subsidized
rate to start their innovative ventures in the long run, he said.
In her key note address, Topu Basar Ete, the lone Vocational Training Provider nominated
by the Govt. of India, narrated her struggle for the past five years to bring about
Beauty Culture revolution in the state. Her untiring effort has paid huge dividend
but tasks ahead are still there to spread it in the nook and corner of the state.
It will not only impart art of Beauty Culture but fetch job opportunities for the
unemployed youths all over the state and Beauty Culture and Hair Dressing is emerging
as one of the fundamental needs in this age today, she said.
On the occasion, all trainees were handed over tools and kits for the training. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Lifter gives Arunachal golden start in NE games
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Lifter Tinchap Wangcho gave Arunachal Pradesh a perfect start by
winning a gold medal on the opening day of the 27th North East Games, which began
at Khuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal today afternoon. Tinchap won the medal in Men’s
56 kg category, informed Sports and Youth Affairs Joint Director Tadar Apa.
Anuing Wangsu bagged the second medal for the state by finishing third in the 1500
mt race. She became the first Arunachalee athlete to win a medal in track and field
event in NE Games, when she won a bronze in 500 mt race in previous edition of the
Games at Aizawl, Mizoram last year. She is a student of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy.
Around 1400 players from eight North East States, including Sikkim will be competing
in athletics, badminton, boxing, football, hockey, judo, table tennis, taekwondo,
weightlifting and wushu in the five-day Games.
Arunachal will compete in Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Football, Badminton,
Table Tennis, Wushu and Taekwondo. The state has fielded a strong 123-member squad
comprising 75 men and 48 women athletes in the Games. Boby Meitei is the Chef-De-Mission.
Arunachal had won 45 medals, including 7 Gold, 10 Silver and 28 Bronze Medals in
26th NE Games last year.
Training on 6th Economic Census
CHANGLANG, Apr 8: The two days district level training on 6th Economic Census was
conducted here from April five.
M C Roy, ADC formally inaugurated the programme in presence of T. Rongrang, DSO Changlang
and L. Regon, Research Officer as resource persons.
All the EACs and COs along with 80 enumerators from Changlang Sadar and Yatdam circle
attended the training. DIPRO
Appeal for cooperation
YUPIA, Apr 8: The District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Officer of Papum
Pare has appealed to all the Panchayat leaders, Gaon Buras, ASHAS and senior citizens
of the district to cooperate with the spray men in the on-going DDT spray operation
and allow 50% Indoor Residential Spray.
He informed that DDT Spray which started on April one will continue till August 31.
Uniform money under SSA distributed
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Uniform money under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for the year 2012-13
was distributed to the students of Govt. Schools of Tawang district on April 6.
Tawang Deputy Commissioner Tawang inaugurated the distribution ceremony in four schools
of Tawang Township, namely Govt. Upper Primary Schools, Shyo, Kakaling and PWD colony
and Town Secondary School in the presence of DDSE Tawang, District Co-ordinator (SSA),
I.E Co-ordinater (SSA), Parents and SMC Members of Schools, according to an official
Upper Subansiri BJP discuss strategy for PR polls
DAPORIJO, Apr 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Upper Subansiri District headed
by president Tapa Dadi organized a crucial meeting in order to chalk out strategy
and policy for the ensuing Panchayati Raj election.
All the district and mandal level party office bearers and local BJP MLA Tapen Siga
took part in the meeting.
Addressing the party workers and office bearers, Siga advised them to follow the
party ideology and never down their morale for being in Opposition party. “Believe
in hard labour, be proud of being the members of a national party,” he said.
Mandal and district level party office bearers also expressed their opinion and stressed
on effective strategy for Panchayati Raj election.
Meanwhile, Tapa Dadi urged the party leaders to strictly follow the party policy
and programme and maintain the party spirit. He also called upon both district and
mandal level party office bearers/leaders to perform their duty and responsibility
seriously and maintain coordination.
Joram Dol takes part in Crusade convention
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: A four days long convention was organized by SEWA ministries, Chottepur
Prarthana Bhavan at Pathankot Punjab from April 4 to 7. It was power-packed four
days of deliverance where many people received healing and deliverance through a
renown Gospel Preacher Dr. Joram Dol, Founder President of Apostolos Bible College,
Itanagar. Dr. Joram Dol proclaimed the word of God with great power in the crusade
convention. He also talked about the Love of God for which ‘we need to love one another
and respect one another without any caste or colours’. He also presents Jesus as
our role model. “We need to learn from the Bible and the Bible is the great gifts
of God,’ he said.
Pastor Vinod Abraham, Founder and President of SEWA ministry was the host, he was
also instrumental in organizing this Convention. The renounce Gospel Singer, Pastor
Renny Thomas of Kota Rajasthan lead the worship which made the convention more colourful.
The Village Chief was very much thankful to Dr. Joram Dol, for his tireless services
to the people of Punjab Pathankot and presented a local traditional gift as a token
of love and gratitude.
During this program 11 of them were baptized.
Mopin celebrated at Seppa
SEPPA, Apr 8: The Mopin festival of Galo Community was jointly celebrated by Adi-
Galo Community with traditional fervour and gaiety at Seppa on April 5.
DDSE Kata Rangomo and EE, i/c (RWD) Pai Dawe were the Chief Guest and Guest of honour
respectively in the celebration.
Chayangtajo ADC J Pertin, who was the president of the celebration committee, exhorted
the members of the community for lager participation during such festival irrespective
of religion and belief to maintain one’s own culture. DIPRO
APLS monthly literary meet held
ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) has mourned the sudden
demise of its treasurer R N Koley's father Jamini Kanta Koley and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
The octogenarian had breathed his last on 27th March at his Nalikul (Hooghly), West
Bengal residence due to old-age ailment. He is survived by his three sons including
R N Koley, who is also the Assistant Director of Research (Cultural Affairs), GoAP,
and a daughter and scores of relatives.
During its monthly literary sitting held on Sunday, the APLS members led by its president
Y D Thongchi observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
Among others, also present on the occasion were APLS vice president Tage Tada, general
secretary Tokong Pertin and AGS Dr Pekba Ringu.
The APLS' monthly literary meet, usually held on every second Sunday of month but
was preponed as scheduled date coincides with Rongali Bihu festivities, this time,
had witnessed a modest participation.
Rindo Pertin, one of the junior members of APLS, read out his story titled "First
Impression is the Last Impression", drawing appreciation from renowned writer Thongchi,
who gave some important tips to the budding writer to make further improvement.
West Siang women come up for cause of rape victim
AALO, Apr 8: The members from West Siang Women’s Welfare Society, Aalo branch visited
Nyorak village recently to know the ground reality of the incident of rape of a minor
girl at Nyorak village in the evening of March 26.
According to information gathered by the women group during their visit to the village,
it was revealed that the accused is a habitual offender and even fined in local Keba
for committing such offence in the past. Expressing their deep anguish over heinous
crime inflicted on such a minor girl, the women wing have personally approached and
lodged written complaint with District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police to
handle such heinous crime. It also appealed them not to grant bail plea of the accused
till the investigating process is over.
They advocated for a deterrent and exemplary punishment to the culprit. DIPRO
267 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through esteemed column of yours let me express how I was humiliated in front of
public by CRPF Jawan & APP police personnel at “Ganga Market” on 6th April. May be
it is curse to be AAM ADMI (Common Men) in India where law is applicable to section
of people only i.e. us the AAM AADMI.
On 6th April 2013, I was quite happy that I started day with enthusiasm as I had
an opportunity to participate with GREEN PIONEERS in pre-preparation for Tree plantation
program. I left the venue happily considering I did something worth for a day & went
to my friend’s place for the lunch party. It was wonderful day as delicious food
coupled an opportunity to meet with my university batch mates, by 4 pm our lunch
program luded & I had to drop my Assamese friends till Ganga bus stand. I must admit
I had carried three people in my bike (Including me) on the way to the bus stop,
but what exactly happened at Ganga market still haunts me. Nearby R.K mission first
gate I saw CRPF Jawan signalling us to stop which I duly obliged. Later I tried my
best to convince one of CRPF Jawans politely that I am sorry that we made mistake.
Another CRPF Jawan who was standing in some two meter distance used abusive language
& asked me to get down right there where I stopped my bike ,then I realize that I
have covered some space from a main road which may cause problem to traffic movement
& replied him back in bit high tone "SIRJI TODA PYAR SEY BAAT KIJIYE MEIN BIKE KO
SIDE MEIN PARK KARLETA HOON". I don’t know what else was in his mind or what he had
interpreted of what I had said & he started abusing me further & start beating me
with LATHI, then I couldn’t resist and I too started shouting in protest WHY YOU
ARE BEATING ME? WHAT WRONG I HAVE DONE? TAKE ME TO HIGHER OFFICIAL SO THAT I CAN
CLARIFY MY STAND & God knows what other words I have used out of anger. For every
word I spoke CRPF Jawan responded with LATHI .After sometime we reach the place where
magistrate MR TALO POTOM was sitting, before I started speaking with Potom sir to
place my version of incident one APP constable blindly accused me of being drunk.
I then got more furious and shouted at him in front of whole public saying "HUM KAHA
PIYA HUA HAI MERA MOUN SOUNG KE DEKH LO." After these words of mine even APP CONSTABLE
started beating me along with CRPF Jawan. All encircled me as if I was the most wanted
CRIMINAL & Magistrate still stood there watching me getting mass beating without
interfering the matter. Leave alone the interfering he won’t even provide me an opportunity
to justify my stand. He then instructed his driver & one constable to take me to
BANK TINALI POLICE STATION, then I asked him what to do with my bike & hand over
my bike key to other police constable there at duty & got up in the magistrate vehicle
cooperating with them. In the police station they asked me for documents related
to my bike, on producing them they ask me to call one of the family members & ask
him to be there at THANA. . As I took out my cell phone to call I realize my cell
has been broken when I was beaten up by JAWAN! After sometime they allow me to leave
from the police station by noting down my details and provide me with one hand written
letter so that I can take back my bike. On approaching Mr Potom for my bike his response
was really cordial & he explained me of the problem they have been facing in maintaining
proper parking management in Ganga market area. Well I appreciate his gentlemen attitude
& the work they are doing for us. But my only question to them will be is it right
to beat somebody black & blue by jawan on duty just because one has violated the
traffic rule & dare to voice out in protest for his right? I don't deny that I have
violated the traffic rule & was ready to go through the official procedure as per
rule for the violation. In school we have been thought to stand up for one right,
alas!! Those teachings proven wrong today and only they are right who has the power.
Sadly we commoner are reduced to ashes as there is no mechanism to address the grievance
of the AAM ADMI. Some police personnel’s in uniform are terrorizing the citizen by
directly resorting to a physical act without judging the situation. I feel there
should be strict code of conduct for police personnel too & they should be given
special training in Public Relation. Because of the barbaric attitude of some police
men, the public are scared to approach police & they rather prefer to alienate themselves
from the police. Lastly, if beating up someone by men in uniform just because he
dares to speak up for his right is legal, then why to condemn when some govt. officer
get beaten up by public for his/her wrong doing? Is it because law is only meant
for aam aadmi ? Or is it that we commoners should always remain silent in front of
uniform wala no matter what & consume the injustice like daily meal or we should
stand up boldly when we are right? I am baffled!! . My wound may heal with time but
what about the self-respect that I lost in front of public? Oops….who cares after
all I am just another AAM AADMI.
Police and their woes
Through the column of your daily I would like to highlight the poor condition of
police personnel in capital complex. Recently I was with police personals regarding
some criminal case which took place at Polo colony, Naharlagun. We were on the way
to Polo colony and suddenly the police gypsy stopped in between road and driver repeatedly
tried to start it. I joked with a police officer saying, “AREE YAR POLICE KA GADDI
START JALDI NAHI HONE SE TO GUNEHGAR BAG JAYEGA”. Then an SI told me that PETROL
KHATAM HO GAYA ISLEYE START BANDH HO GAYA HOGA. HUM LOG KO SIRF 5 (five) LITRES PETROL
PER DAY MILTA HAI. After knowing the facts, I was shocked and felt bad for the police
officers. Most of the government vehicles are used by officers for vegetable marketing
at Harmuty and for dropping their relatives, children’s at Guwahati and Shillong.
They use petrol and diesel allowances for such leisure trip too. But police who are
supposed to protect us are only given 5 litre petrol a day. The gypsy vehicle used
by police consumes heavy petrol and therefore 5 litres is just not sufficient enough.
Adding to it the condition of police station is also very bad and need urgent up
gradation. Further I also got to know that special branch of police do not have single
vehicle for official duty work. How can we expect them to carry out duty on foot
march? It is one of the reason why state police lacks strong intelligence network
and therefore criminals never gets arrested on time.
Nabam Akin Hina
Education & Cultural Development Society (ECDS), Kimin
An important beginning
Hats off to the Apatani brothers and sisters for having taken lead in augmenting
their local dialect by launching the first fortnightly local language newspaper from
Ziro. Such step is the need of hour and indeed the only hope to build a common regional
language for our state in future. I also would like to appeal the policy framers
and general public to give serious thought on venturing new ideas like introducing
subjects of own local dialect in schools of each districts [except for non-resident],
and if possible creating a standard to test the mother tongue of every qualified
candidates especially in State Civil Service exam and also in other exam conducted
by the government. However these are just a personal gist to give my poor ideas a
definite shape through your invaluable opinion.
Motibagh, New Delhi
A new technique that can identify catastrophic landslides based on their seismic
signals could one day lead to a global system for identifying regions at particular
risk from this hazard.
Giant landslides involve millions of tonnes of rock and debris moving downslope at
speeds often above 110 miles per hour. Such events are rare, but, when they occur,
the loss of life and damage to property can be enormous.
In 2009, several hundred people were killed when typhoon-loosened rock fell from
a mountain onto a remote Taiwanese village.
Some 300 landslides of this scale have been documented scientifically since the nineteenth
century, but there is still no global system for identifying these events as they
are infrequent and often occur in remote areas. It can also take a long time to confirm
individual landslides, particularly when they occur in isolated places.
"In Taiwan in 2009, it took 48 hours for the authorities to realize a landslide had
happened, valuable time that could have helped people to be rescued," according to
Göran Ekström, study co-author and professor of earth and environmental sciences
at Columbia University, United States. In a paper published in Science in recent
past, Ekström and his Columbia colleague Colin Stark say they have found a way of
distinguishing the 'surface waves' associated with giant landslides from the background
cacophony of seismic noise, particularly from earthquakes, using a data analysis
Applying their technique to historic seismic data that is freely available online,
the pair confirmed several known giant landslides and identified others that were
One of the results independently confirmed anecdotal reports that a landslide had
struck a remote village in northern Pakistan on 4 January 2010.
One current limitation of the technique is that it overdetects, generating about
ten false positives for every genuine landslide. As a result, seismic signals must
be verified against visual evidence of landslides on satellite images.