ITANAGAR, April 26: Altogether 27 Karyakartas including 11 females took part in the
five days Sanksar Varga Prashikshan Shivir organized by the Vivekananda Kendra Arun
Jyoti, Itanagar (VKAJI) specially for the Capital Complex Karyakartas at Vivekananda
Kendra Vidyalaya here from April 21to 25.
The Shivir which was inaugurated by Taba Tatup, Prant Karyalaya Pramukh A.P included
the activities like Yoga, lessons from Gita for daily life, creativity session, games,
workshop, Sanskar Varga and ‘Prerna se Punurutthan.’
Besides Taba Tatup, Kalyan Dutta (Maha Nagar Pramukh, Itanagar), Tara Dajam (Nagar
Pramukh, Itanagar), Ashok Atale (Nagar Sanghatak, Itanagar) were the resource persons
of the programme.
Investigating agency urged to expedite inquiry into poll official death case
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: East Siang district unit of Adi Baane Kebang urged the district
administration, magisterial inquiry team and police to expedite the investigation
into the mysterious death of Mathew Dabi to establish the truth behind his death.
“No stone must be left unturned to unearth the truth behind the mysterious death
of Dabi. If anyone is found involved in his death stringent action must be initiated
against the culprit as per law,” ABK district unit general secretary Tajing Taki
said in a release.
While assuring ABK’s all support and cooperation to the district administration,
magisterial inquiry team and the police in their investigation process, he appealed
to all sections of the society to cooperate with the district administration for
speedy progress of the enquiry.
Mathew Dabi, Junior Teacher died while performing polling duty near Siine village
under Boleng administrative circle of East Siang district. His body was recovered
from a gorge by police on April 17 after he had gone missing on April nine, the day
Environment & forest dept holds meeting with the Poma villagers
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Department of environment and forest represented by ACF Mobile
Squad Banderdewa, Range Forest Officer Poma wildlife range and other officials conducted
a meeting with Gaon Burah and villagers of Poma village today.
In the meeting, villagers were urged to join hand in hand with the department to
manage the menace of forest fire in and around the village area and to help apprehend
the perpetrators responsible for it.
The Gaon Burahs, on behalf of villagers, assured full cooperation to the department
in controlling the forest fire within their jurisdiction.
The officials further appealed all the villagers to keep in touch with their department
to curb such incidents of forest fire in future.
KV-2 celebrates annual day with enthusiasm
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: The annual day of Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 Itanagar was celebrated
today with zeal and enthusiasm.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Higher and Technical Education joint director
Dr. Tejum Padu advocated the concept of education as a holistic approach. He said
it is the duty of every stakeholder to safeguard the young and ignited minds for
strong Nation. Padu also laid emphasis on the relentless efforts to be put by the
teachers as well as the students as nation builders.
The chief guest appreciated the cultural programmes presented by the budding talents
particularly the Raslila – a Kathak recital performed by Arunika Koley and Tanvi
Sarkar (which was choreographed by Amit Kumar Mukherjee, principal, Nrityangan Dance
& Music Academy, Itanagar) and the splendid solo dance by Bakut Jomyang.
Earlier school principal Dr. B Saha in his concise and comprehensive report, highlighted
the achievement of the Vidyalaya. He informed about the success of students of this
school in the various fields. 5 students of the session 2013-14 got selected in NIT,
Arunachal Pradesh and 3 students were selected for SGFI, he disclosed. The major
attraction of the celebration was presentation of cultural items of various communities
by the Vidyalaya children which left the audience spellbound.
The cultural programmes also included presentation of tribal dance, and dances of
Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Kerala etc. Prizes were also distributed on the occasion.
The programme was anchored by Shruti and Mitali of Class XII.
Expedite construction works of Assembly & civil secretariat buildings: Governor
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
visited the under-construction State Legislative Assembly and Civil Secretariat buildings
Accompanied by Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Commissioner (PWD) Belatee Pertin, Secretary
Planning Sonam Chombay and senior officials of Public Works Department visited various
locations of both sites.
Interacting with the officials, the Governor emphasized on expediting the construction
works. He suggested on rain water harvesting and use of solar light for road and
boundary wall in both the complex. Governor advised the officials to start the landscaping
in the coming monsoon so that as soon as the construction works are completed the
offices are occupied and works start immediately.
The Governor advised the officials to ensure provisions for physically challenged
persons and proper public utilities for visitors and general public. He enquired
about power and water supply provisions.
Public Works Department (Western Zone) Chief Engineer Er. K Waghe briefed the Governor
of the construction progress of the buildings. He informed that both the buildings
are targeted to be completed by March 2015. Chief Engineer also apprised the Governor
of the main design features of buildings and other amenities in it. General Administration
Department has already occupied the Block A of the Civil Secretariat complex. PRO
Bhaiji calls for urgent steps to end discrimination against NE people
From a Correspondent
MUNSHIPARA, Apr 26: Dr S N Subba Rao, director of National Youth Project and associated
with numerous central government bodies, today called for urgent steps to end discrimination
against the people of North East India, particularly in Delhi.
While addressing 237 NYP members from 24 states at the valedictory function of the
week-long National Integration Youth Leadership camp here, octogenarian Gandhian
Dr Rao, lovingly called Bhaiji, expressed deep concern, particularly at the proposal
to set up separate hostel for NE students in Bangalore. They are already victims
of isolation syndrome, should that feeling be deepened further by such hostels, he
“Delhi belongs to each Indian, not to Delhites alone. Such discrimination is emboldening
divisive forces inimical to India’s unity and integrity. Therefore, special events
are essential for NE region to integrate the nation, particularly the isolated border
areas to end the feeling of isolation, ensure equal respect to all as proud Indians,”
Bhaiji emphatically said.
Arunachal NYP president H P Biswas, the man behind the event, said the next camp
would be organised in area bordering China in Arunachal Pradesh where at least 200
members from all over India would be invited.
Citing the NYP example of two farmers clubs formed by opium addicts in Anjaw district
with the help of NABARD which cultivated large size cardamom and sold for Rs 1.76
crore in 2012, Arunachal NYP vice president Pradeep Kumar said this could serve as
a model as substitute for opium cultivators while conserving the nature.
NYP trustees Dr R C Gupta and Karayal Sukumaran, NYP dance director Narendra Wadgaokar,
senior member Suresh Rathi enlisted NHYP activities that have been channelizing youth
power towards nation building, while campers Chandan Kumar (Andhra Pradesh), Bharati
Dole (Assam), Vikash Singh (Delhi), Saddit Hassan (J&K) and Karunakaran (Tamil Nadu)
gave account of their learning experience of, what they described, highly educative
By noon came the emotional moment when the campers most of them with tears rolling
down their cheeks bade goodbye from each other.
Passengers without ILP sent back from Naharlagun Rly station
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Over 1000 non-Arunachalee people, who were trying to enter the
state without Inner Line Permit (ILP), were sent back from Naharlagun Railway Station
by Papum Pare district and Capital Complex units of Students Union Movement of Arunachal
Out of the more than 3000 passengers, who were trying to enter the state without
ILP, only 50 possessed valid documents (ILPs), informed SUMA in a release.
The checking was carried out jointly by the SUMA units along with Railway Police.
Eight persons, who tried to escape the station through the check gate, were handed
over to police.
“Everyday, more than 2000 outsiders enter into the territory of Arunachal Pradesh
by taking advantage of the railway connection. If not checked, it will not only have
a serious impact on the demographic status of the state but also create law and order
problem,” SUMA said.
While expressing concern over this serious matter, the students union said will continue
the checking drive until the new government is formed and a mechanism is worked out
to check entry of the outsiders without ILP.
“If necessary, we will also carry out checking drive in every colony, sector even
in market places against persons staying here without valid ILP,” the release added.
Cleanliness, sense of discipline attract many in Bhutan
From a Correspondent
PHUENTSOLING (Bhutan), Apr 26: Cleanliness, disciplined traffic, imposing buildings
with the hallmark of Bhutanese tradition was the first impression on Phuentsoling,
the town located along the Indian border covered by dense forest and inhabited by
Bhutan is pole apart in all respects as was visible on the ground. Jaigaon, the busy
Indian border town under Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, was dirty, clumsy with
horrific traffic and people with ‘do as you like’ attitude.
“But anyone creating even minor law and order problem is imposed a fine of Rs 10,000
forthwith or put behind the bars for 10 days without bail. Smoking in the public
invites Rs 5,000 fine in Bhutan” the Himalayan Kingdom, which measures its people’s
richness by National Gross Happiness Index.
The team went to Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang monastery in Bhutan below which Jaigaon town,
the second most busy trading centre of North Bengal after Silligui that caters to
all essential needs of Bhutan, was clearly visible, prominently its with haphazard
growth and Tursa, an Himalayan river flowing through Bhutan, was clearly visible.
Though a 250-strong member team of National Youth Project (NYP) led by its director
Dr S N Subba Rao, few senior members, Arunachal NYP president H P Biswas and vice
president Pradeep Kumar was allowed entry on Friday without any passport or tourist
permit because of very good relation with India, but the cops at the entry gate allowed
vehicles only those carrying passengers limited to its sitting capacity.
The team on an excursion reached Phuentsoling after driving along the 80-km route
passing through Jaldapara National Park where surprisingly wild deer and a herd peacock
were seen along the NH while Sukhoi MKI fighter aircrafts were on routine flying
over the forest from nearby Hasimara air force station. The 80-km road, partly state
route and partly NH 31, was not well maintained despite being a defence road.
Back home late evening, the campers swung into their evening routine with Dr Rao,
lovingly called Bhaiji, energising them with his educative but emotive address and
melodious patriotic songs on the global importance of India and roles of Indians,
particularly the youth.
Come evening, the villagers in massive number have been making a beeline to the venue,
Ratan Biswas Memorial School to listen to Bhaiji and enjoy the cultural programme
by teams of 24 states.
The cultural diversity of India was evident with the campers presenting cultural
potpourri, a mixture of classical, folk and modern dances and songs from all regions
of the nation. Arunachalee girls besides their traditional dance presenting Nepali
dance, a Manipuri boy presenting a classical Bharat Natyam was unique, which Bhaiji
said had cemented the Indians in one thread and made India the most unique nation
in the world.
“Meeting people from so many states and have experience of so many cultures and languages
is well neigh impossible but in such camps”, many campers admitted and said: “We
received the practical of our theory ‘unity in diversity’ in true sense”.
Prolonged dry spell hits horticulture production in Siang valley
RUKSIN, Apr 26: A drought-like situation is looming large over Siang valley due to
paucity of rainfall this summer.
Scanty rainfall and a prediction of below-average monsoon rainfall this year by Indian
Meteorology Department (IMD) are worrying the farming community of Siang belt.
The natural irrigation channels connected to paddy fields have dried up due to long
dry spell. It has also severely affected rubber and tea cultivation in entire Siang
belt, particularly in Pasighat-West area.
Scanty rainfall or no rain has also produced poor grasslands due to which the farmers
are facing hardship in rearing their cattle.
Drought-like situation in 2009 had affected more than 11,000 hectares of cultivated
land in Siang districts.
The IMD records over the past years clearly show that rainfall deficiency is alarming
in North East, including Arunachal Pradesh. A good rainfall was expected in the last
part of this month. Met reports have anticipated that Arunachal Pradesh and other
NE states are likely to witness below-average monsoon rainfall this year.
Water crisis in capital
AACWA urges PHED to make alternative arrangement to supply water
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Expressing concern over the hardship faced by the capital dwellers
due to acute shoratge of drinking water, the All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association
(AACWA) has urged PHED to make alternative arrangement to mitigate the water crisis
in twin capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun.
The people of the capital complex, including government staff are facing extreme
hardship due to non-availability of potable water, AACWA general secretary Nabam
Akin Hina said in a release, and questioned the PHED for this artificial water crisis.
He accused the departrtment concerned for failing to supply sufficient water despite
crores of rupees are being spent every year on water supply.
Meanwhile, the Association urged the urban development and district administration
to check free movement of domestic animals at town areas and also to lift the dumped
garbage from road side dustbin timely. He suggested the UD department to create awareness
among the business community and city dwellers to keep their surrounding clean and
throw garabage in dustbin only.
Arunachal Sr football team to leave for Assam on April 28
ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Arunachal Pradesh senior football team will be leaving here for
Golaghat, Assam on April 28 to participate in the 20th National Senior Women’s Football
Championship beginning tomorrow.
Arunachal will play their first match against host Assam on April 30.
The team is currently undergoing coaching/training at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
under NIS trained coach Kipa Bharat.
Meanwhile, the team today played a friendly match against a veteran team led by MP
Takam Sanjoy which ended in a 1-1 draw.
To encurage the team, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association Assistant general secretary
Kipa Ajay, Arunachal Pradesh football Players Association president Kipa Takum, Women
Football Committee chairman Takam Tallum Dado and some senior football players will
also go to Golaghat and witness the first match.