Dr Kalam to visit Arunachal
ITANAGAR, July 31: Former President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam is arriving at
the state capital on a two day visit to the state on Aug 3 next.
On Aug 4, Dr Abdul Kalam would attend the second convocation of NERIST as Chief Guest.
The first convocation of the Institute was attended by President Pratibha Patil last
Director NERIST Dr Joram Begi said that final touches for the programe are being
Some 300 student would receive their degrees while Diplomas and base module will
be admitted in absentia.
Meanwhile, the former president who is well known as the People’s president would
meet school children from various schools of the state at the Darbar Hall of Raj
Bhawan, Itanagar at 5.00 PM on Aug 3 next.
Apart from 200 school children with their teacher and escorts, the Governor Gen J.J
Singh, First Lady Anupama Singh and others would attend the program. NE TV will broadcast
the programe live.
RGUSU meet Kapil Sibal, submit demands
ITANAGAR, July 31: A four member Delegation of Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union
(RGUSU) met the Minister of Human Resources Development Kapil Sibal in New Delhi
The students submitted a three point’s memorandum which include introduction of physics,
chemistry, sociology and law courses, construction of indoor Sports Complex and
enhancement of fund for the infrastructural developmental of the University.
The Union informed that MHRD has assured to initiate action to meet the demands of
The student further said that Ministry of Human Resource Development informed the
delegates that UGC has already sanctioned Rs 15 crores to RGU during 11th plan (2007-2012)
of which utilisation certificate of Rs 5 crore is yet to be submitted to the concerned
RGUSU further informed that it presented a strong memorandum armed with factual documents
as evidence for immediate removal of Vice Chancellor Prof. K.C Belliappa.
The ministry informed the delegate that a new fact finding committee has been constituted
after withdrawal of earlier one man committee headed by Prof. A.C.Bhagawati, the
former VC of RGU.
The minister further informed the students that the government will take appropriate
action based on the report of the committee within stipulated time to restore normalcy.
The RGUSU delegation also met the Chairman of University Grants Commission Suka Deo
Tharot on July 26. The Union informed that it submitted documents relating to VC
besides demand for creation of new departments, construction of indoor Sports Complex
and boundary wall. The students informed that UGC boss had called for proposal from
the VC in charge pertaining to the demands of the students.
The RGUSU team also met the Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma
and briefed her on the ongoing agitation by the students of Rajiv Gandhi University.
The Union also met Secretary MHRD Vibha Puri Das.
RGUSU who met the MPs Takam Sanjay, Mukut Mithi and Ninong Ering informed that Sanjay
has assured funds for construction of RGUSU office at the Campus while Mithi agreed
for grant of funds for construction of sport complex within the university campus.
RGUSU has further threatened to continue its agitation if the central government
fail to remove Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.C Belliappa within a short notice.
Burmese nationals nabbed, ALSU calls for enquiry
ITANAGAR, July 31: Three Burmese nationals were arrested at Pasighat, East Siang
District and sent to seven days police custody. Hreluaia, Teliana and Boilan Jaho
have been allegedly staying at Pasighat for over a year without valid papers.
Chief Auditor Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) Taniram Mingki in a representation
to the Director General of Police has called for constitution of a high level enquiry
committee to look into the details.
Minki said that the three were living in a rented house of one Otu Gao, Sub-Inspector
with Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP).
Minki further said that the trio in connivance with locals was engaged in smuggling
of endangered species.
VKV felicitate toppers
ROING, July 31: The All India Secondary school Certificate Examination (Class-X)
toppers for the year 2010 of Lower Dibang Valley district were felicitated on the
occasion of Guru Purnima here at Anchal Samiti Hall yesterday by Vivekananda Kendra-Arun
Jyoti under the sponsorship of State Bank of India, Roing branch.
The AISSCE toppers for the year 2010 of the district were (1) Haroon Rashid (9.8)
of Divine Word School, Roing, (2) Manish Kr Singh (9.4) of Govt Hr Sec. School, Roing
(3) Anmol Kr Prasad (9.4) of Divine Word School, Roing (4) Sumit Adikari (9.4) of
Jawaharlal Nehru Vidhyalaya, Roing (5) Vimi Mihu (9.2) of Intaya Public School,
Roing (6) Mukund Singh (9.2) of Divine Word School Roing (7) Lecshom Masom (9.2)
of Intaya Public School Roing (8) Petum Tato (9.0) of Intaya Public School Roing
(9) Esha Mimi (8.9) of Divine Word School Roing (10) Buk Mitkong (8.6) of Kendriya
Vidhyalaya Roing (11) Ashili Linggi (8.6) of Jawaharlal Navadaya Vidhyalaya Roing.
They were awarded with prizes along with a meritorious certificate.
SDO (Sadar) Lod Gambo while congratulating the toppers have advised them to maintain
the same spirit of hard work and dedication thereby bringing laurels to their parents,
teachers and institution in future too.
DAEO Abu Saring said that excellence in education can be achieved when the teachers,
parents and students work in coordination and harmony. He said that students have
to work harder to achieve their ambition and vision in life. Sumila Linggi informed
that Vivekananda Kendra started its humanitarian work in 1972 and has 24 VKV Schools
all over the state, 20 Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, 4 Vivekananda Kendra Vocational
Training centres for Girls, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture Arunachal Pradesh
Chapter and 2 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalayas. (DIPRO)
‘Unplugged Night’ enthralls audience
ITANAGAR, July 31: The performers in ‘Unplugged Night’ a western musical concert
enthralled the audience including young and aged at Siddhartha Hall Itanagar yesterday.
The programme was organized by Mascot Network Society.
Though the programme started little late than scheduled time, performances of the
local bands -- HELLGATE, FAR CRY and THE METHODS held the audience spellbound making
the event a memorable one.
For the first time three amateur instrumentalists performed Metallica’s nothing else
matters using two violins and a single acoustic guitar.
THE METHODS band helped by a guest guitarist Sonnie was the first to perform in the
Unplugged Night. They made a good beginning in the programme with their first number
drive by Incubus. FAR CRY performed The Wonders “that thing you do,”as their last
number. The last band HELLGATE left the listeners wanting for more with numbers like
interstate love song by stone temple pilots, strange kind of woman by deep purple,
love me two times by the doors and even flow by pearl jam.
RTI Act is the gateway of transparency: Payeng
ITANAGAR, July 31: The three-day state level training programme on RTI-2005 concluded
at Naharlagun today.
Addressing in the valedictory function at ATI, State Information Commissioner Habung
Payeng said RTI Act is the gateway of transparency in Government. Successful implementation
of the RTI Act is a step towards bringing transparency in the Govt machinery.
Each and every line departments of the government should proactively disclose the
information under the section 4 of the RTI Act-2005, so that transparency, accountability
and good governance can be achieved.
Bihar Government has already started the RTI helpline in order to fecilitate the
citizens for getting any type of information from any corner of the state, he pointed
out and said that public information officers or assistant public information officers
get sufficient time period of thirty days for normal RTI applications and 48 hours
for the applications relating to life and liberty of the applicants. Therefore, he
called for smooth process of RTI applications by the officers concerned.
The Course is being conducted under direct guidance of Narayan Sahoo, Assistant Director
(SIRD) along with eminent resource persons including Pema Tshetan, Director (ATI),
Mamta Riba, Member Secretary, APSCW, Jyotish Roy, Technical Director (NIC) and many
others. All together 30 participants from Papum Pare district including administrative
officers, engineers and line departmental functionaries were attended the programme.
The programme came to an end with recommendation to state Government for amending
the prevailing Arunachal Pradesh Right to Information Rules for substituting the
direct receipt of cash for obtaining information instead of treasury challan system,
which is not feasible in the far flung interior blocks of the state. It also called
for suitable support from state Govt for RTI training and creation of data bank in
each and every department.
Ete calls for school management committee
Aalo, July 31: Parliamentary Secretary Civil Aviation Gadam Ete speaking at the inaugural
function during the up gradation of Pobdi M.E to Secondary School said that school
committee comprising of all sections of society should be constituted to look into
the welfare of the schools.
Ete said that education is for all and path for self enlightenment while calling
upon the students to work hard.
He further said that priority for hostel accommodation should be given to students
from far flung areas.
Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak said that the performance of boys of West Siang in
competitive exams is on declining trend and there is need for retrospection.
We should take a pledge to educate all the children and inculcate a sense that education
is for overall development, he added.
Former MLA Tumpak Ete said that the habit of taking Poka (local wine) among the tribal
communities is one of the main deterrent to development in a society.
Prominent public leaders, alumni besides the villagers attended the inaugural function.
ITBP-sponsored vocational training
ZIRO, July 31: A-month long training course on ‘cutting and tailoring’ for women
organized by Gambii Reela Society (GRSH) and sponsored by 10th Bn. ITBP, Kimin under
its Civic Action Programme (CAP) began at Arun Kutir Udyog here on July 29 last.
Inaugurating the programme, Rajesh Kumar Tomar, Commandant, 10th Bn. ITBP Kimin highlighted
the scopes and benefits available for the well-trained tailors and urged the trainees
to be sincere and dedicated during the training course. After completion of the training,
ITBP will extend all possible help, particularly to those who are sincere and deserving,
Tomar assured. He further said that there are thousands of armed forces whose uniforms
could be stitched by them provided they get fully trained.
Disclosing that the training programme has been sponsored by ITBP on constant persuasion
from GRSH’s chairman Narang Chatung, the Commandant said, if the training is found
to be successful, they will bring more training courses like beautician training,
bee-keeping etc in collaboration with GRSH in future.
He, however, cautioned the trainees not to expect any stipend for attending any training
organized or sponsored by them. The main aim of ITBP’s training under CAP is to make
un-employed people economically self- reliant or to get them absorbed in self employment,
Later, GRSH’s chairman Narang Chatung expressed gratitude to ITBP Kimin for sponsoring
the training programme and appealed to the participants to be sincere and dedicated
saying that "If this training programme is failed, ITBP may not bring similar programme
Vikas Ratna Award
ITANAGAR, July 31: Bamang Kumar, Chairman, Kera Dadig Multipurpose Society, Sangram,
Kurung Kumey District has been awarded the prestigious ‘Bharatiya Vikas Ratan Award’
and ‘Rashtra Ratan Award’ for his individual contribution towards development of
social, economic, health & education sectors.
Both the awards have been conferred on him by ‘All India Business Development Association’
and ‘Global Society for Health and Educational Growth’, Delhi in its joint National
Level Seminar on "Individual Achievements For Economic & Social Development" on July
19 last at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Dr. Taba Heli, Programme Coordinator, Khrishi Vigyan Kendra (I.C.A.R), A.H. Vety.,
Papum Pare has also been honoured with prestigious ‘Bharatiya Shiksha Ratan Award’
on education and rural development sector.
Dr. Bhishma Narain Singh, Former Governor, Dr. G.V.G. Krishna Murty, Former Election
Commissioner, Anees Durrani, Secretary, All India Congress Committee among others
attended the function and distributed the trophies, medals and certificates to the
recipients from various states.
The members of Kera Dading Multipurpose Society lauded both Bamang and Dr. Taba for
bringing laurels to the state by winning all the prestigious awards.
Training on SHG by KVK-Upper Siang
YINGKIONG, July 31: A day long Training programme on Formation and Management of
Self Help Group (SHG) was conducted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Upper Siang
at Sijer under Geku Rural Development Block yesterday.
The program was attended by a group of farmers, including women, unemployed youth,
Panchayat members and local leaders.
Programme Coordinator, KVK- Upper Siang Dr. D.S. Chhonkar said that KVK is for the
prosperity of farming community of the region.
Main session of the programme was conducted by Subject Matter Specialist Indrajit
Barman described the SHG concepts and its importance, features, principle, advantages
During the interaction session, the trainees took part very actively and raised number
of questions regarding KVK and SHG. The trainees also requested Programme Coordinator
KVK to organize such programme in future for the benefit of villagers. They were
further keen to visit KVK –Upper Siang, Geku.
PR leaders clarify
ITANAGAR, July 31: The 11-member committee was formed by Food and Civil Supply Minister
to discuss the grievances regarding sub- allocation of AAY and BPL food grains to
head load fed circles in Kurung Kumey district, clarified a group of ZPMs and ACPs
in a release today.
The panchayat leaders further claimed that the Minister formed the committee after
he went through the clarification letter of DC.
Reacting to the statement published in local dailies recently questioning the formation
of the committee, the Panchayat leaders said that the ZPMs and Anchal chairpersons
of road head circles should not be confused with the formation of committee.
ITANAGAR, July 31: The Dongda Welfare Society(DWS), Donyi Colony Welfare Society
(DCWC), All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour’s Union (AAPGDLU) and
the Principal, staff and students of the Govt Hr. Secondary school, Itanagar deeply
mourned the untimely death of Late Dongda Lonia who died on July 29 after prolonged
He was a peon of Govt Hr Secondary School, Itanagar, Treasure of DWS, former president
of DCWC and games and sports secretary of AAPGDLU.
The members of the organizations, school fraternity in separate condolence meetings
expressed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
90th death anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak
ITANAGAR: The Ex-servicemen Cell of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee is observing
the 90th death anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar
on August 1.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Artiste Forum, Papum Pare District Unit will organize
a Mega Cultural Show at Sagalee on August 15.
Prominent artistes Marto Kamdak, Pebi Ado, Teli Demin, Rade Karso, Rerik Karlo, Neelam
Pope, Kipa Rubniang and Bamang Loram would also attend the programme.