Border skirmishes lead to tensions along Assam-Arunachal boundary
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Tension continues to grip Russa villages of Kanubari subdivision
as hundreds of agitated people from various neighbouring villages armed with local
muzzle loading guns and daos gathered at Kamkuh Rusa today to retaliate against indiscriminate
firing leading to injury to one villager.
Even as the All Tirap Student’s Union declared a 12-hour Tirap bandh in protest against
the incident, the police personnel led by SP of Tirap Paldan had a tough time convincing
the villagers on the need to maintain peace in the area. Local MLA Newlai Tingkhatra,
who arrived at Kamkuh Rusa, called upon the villagers to help restore law and order.
Villagers were further provoked by the news reports emanating from Assam media which
claimed that the Assam police had fired upon NSCN cadres. Saying that the reports
are misleading the villagers maintained that the Assam police is trying to cover
up its misdeeds and justify the illegal action of firing upon the innocent villagers.
According to sources, hundreds of people especially the old, women and children from
Kamkuh Rusa and Hahshe Rusa had left their respective village after news spread that
the agitated villagers were planning to attack the Assam police camping at Shimhokho.
However, timely intervention by authorities bore results as the people showed restraint
and expressed confidence in the government’s initiatives to maintain order. The people
were also briefed in details about the personal initiatives of the Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu towards addressing the grievances of the villagers. Khandu, in his
message to the people, had appealed the villagers to maintain peace and tranquility.
In the meantime, there were more reinforcements of the state police and the CRPF.
The district administration also ensured supply of ration and other essential items
for the affected villagers. Senior officials of the state government are also likely
to visit the affected villages to take stock of the situation and hold discussions
with the people.
UD Parliamentary Secretary Thangwang Wangham accompanied by the Advisor to the Chief
Minister, Hejam Ponglaham; general secretary of All Tirap Students’ Union Shri Noksa
Saham, Longding Anchal chairperson Phopha Wangsa and other leaders of Longding visited
Tanglam, Ranglua and Kamkuh Rusa villages yesterday to take stock of the situation
in view of the firing incident between the Assam Police and the villagers of Kamkuh
Rusa over the boundary issue.
Though the visiting team had advised the villagers to maintain peace the villagers
are apprehensive of the action of Assam police. “
Meanwhile, All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU and Arunachal Law Students Union have
appealed the state Govt to take bold steps against encroachment and eviction being
carried out by Assam Police and forest personnel inside the Arunachal territory from
time to time. Giving a fresh example of encroachment in Arunachal territory the Unions
in a joint press release today said the forest officials under North Lakhimpur
division and Assam police personnel equipped with 2 excavators entered Arunachal
territory, destroyed the CC footpath and RCC culvert in Belo Lora village area
in Kimin circle on August 16. Even the Kimin EAC was not allowed to enter the village
by Assam personnel during the eviction, the unions said adding the EAC, however,
managed to enter the village and talk to Assam officials.
Criticizing the state Govt for not taking the boundary issue seriously, both the
unions said that the Govt should take up development activities in Assam-Arunachal
boundary area to counter encroachment of Assam authorities and instill a sense of
security in Arunachalee people. They further demanded posting of APCS cadre officers
in districts situated in border areas in order to meet the aspirations of the people
living along the boundary.
It may be mentioned here that taking exception to frequent skirmishes along the inter-state
boundary with Assam, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in May last called upon
the State Government to take up the matter urgently with its Assam counterpart. In
a memorandum to the Government, the Union alleged that villagers of Bello-Lora panchayat
in Kimin circle of Papum Pare district were being deprived of development due to
“Should you sit upon a cloud you would not see the boundary line between one country
and another, nor the boundary stone between a farm and a farm. It is a pity you cannot
sit upon a cloud, wrote Khalil Gibran.
Allegedly, 1951 one man Boundary Commission demarcated the Assam-NEFA border sitting
upon a patch of cloud. It sounds more fiction than fact, but the revered Gopinath
Bordoloi, according to the grapevine sat down in his room with a couple of government
officials, armed with a map of Northeast demarcated the boundary of Assam and NEFA
based on plains and hills. Thus the fate was sealed.
On 10 February 2006 the Supreme Court granted three weeks to the Centre to decide
whether to set up a Boundary Commission to resolve the boundary dispute among Assam,
Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
The Commission was set up. Nothing much has happened over these years because the
states refuse to agree to a point. It is unlikely that the hearing scheduled for
August 23 in Arunachal by Local Boundary Commission constituted by Supreme Court
would come up with anything substantial. What has so far happened is hearing and
objection. The façade will continue while the people residing at border continue
to bear the brunt of encroachment after encroachment.
But Supreme Court constituted Commission has come as blessing in disguise for our
politicians. Whenever an encroachment happens at Gumto, Likabali, Shimhokho or Kamkuh
Russa, Kimin, we are promptly reminded that states should maintain status quo.
To add to the woes of the citizens residing in border areas, border skirmish, which
often results in violence among the NE states is not a big enough problem to grab
the attention of the centre. The lack of concern is for all to see.
As if to validate the indifference of the centre, respective governments in Arunachal
have been rather silent when it comes to borders. To take an example, in some portions
of West Siang, people pay land revenue for their agriculture land to Assam government.
Interestingly these phenomena started much after the Arunachal attained an entity
of its own.
Apart from few mentions here and there, border areas and the people living there
hardly figures in the schemes of things. Heeding to public outcry, Border Management
Cell was created. But that was it. The department in an effort to maintain status
quo seems to have forgotten why it was created at the first place. While the people
living along the border fight for their land and property, it is about time government
takes the issue seriously. A onetime reinforcement is not a solution. It must come
up with a tangible solution even if it means give and take. Or else everyone at
the helms of affairs might as well give up and let the people at the border decide
how they want to take forward the issue.
But the fact remains that we are not sitting upon a cloud and there are boundaries
that need be fenced properly.
DC advocates for creation of proper tourism infrastructure
Ziro, Aug 17: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Sadhana Deori, chairing a interactive
meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association and local service providers
for tourists here yesterday strongly advocated for creation of proper and adequate
infrastructure for promotion of tourism in Lower Subansiri district.
Asking the service providers to set up more stay homes instead of luxury hotels she
said, tourists and more particularly the foreign tourists are more interested in
the culture, and life styles of the people, and prefer to stay at villages to have
a real taste of their culture. But such stay home should be neat and clean and attached
with toilets and baths with regular water and electricity supply, she added.
Saying, much has been wasted for creation of tourism infrastructures in the district
in the form of tourist lodges etc, but due to lack of foresight and planning , these
infrastructures could not be completed as yet. Any amounts sanctioned in this sector
be it from NABARD, government other financial institutions shall be properly planned
and monitored so as not to repeat the past mistakes.
She also asked the tour operators to keep a good communication network with service
providers including stay homes owners, tour guides, local handloom and handicraft
emporiums and sells counter owners to keep the tourists satisfied and engaged during
Citing instances of hitches with the tourist in the past due to ignorance of locals
, she said villagers need to be educated through awareness camps on the benefits
of the visit of tourists to their villages, there should be a proper system in bringing
tourists to the district and suggested that every tourists should be accompanied
by a tourist guide and every village should have a village tourist guides.
APTOA, President John Panya, while presenting the theme of discussion said, tourism
is one of the most important sector that can boost the local economy and employ
the youths. Lower Subansiri, has the highest potentiality of rural tourism, eco-tourism
and adventure tourism , including white water rafting, paragliding, hot ballooning,
but this need to properly identified and included in the tourism Map and chalk out
tentative itineraries to attract tourist.
Lauding the innovative idea lower Subansiri DC Sadhana Deori for organizing the summer
festival that has giving the tour operators and other service providers a plate
form said, locals need to support such effort of administration and appealed the
people to take over the responsibility of organizing the festival and continue it,
as the officer who has the brain child of organizing the festival can be transferred
out any time and in that case the festival dies of its own and the ultimate losers
would be the locals.
Senior tourism promoter and Managing Director, Future Generations, Ziro, Dr. Hage
Kano, said any development can sustain only when there is community participation
and encouraged for community participation in tourism sector as well. He also assured
to provide necessary awareness training to the villagers and service providers. He
expressed concern over making Ziro as transit camp for tourist despite having the
capacity to engage the for over ten days with so many tourist spots and suggested
for amending the tour package of Ziro.
Dr. Kano also suggested for formation of clubs or associations of service providers
particularly of stay home owners to have a healthy competitions among them. A small
percentage of rent of stay homes can be contributed to the association for maintaining
cleanliness of the villages .
District Tourism Officer , tour operators, tour guides, hotel and stay home owners,
other service providers and representatives of local NGOs also shared their views
in the meeting. (DIPRO)
Golf camp at SLSA
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh said that more children
should take part in sports camps.
He said on being informed that State Youth and Sports department is organizing another
golf coaching camp at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu in October.
Gen Singh, who was on a visit to the SLSA, Chimpu today, inspected the newly developed
green at the Academy and also the golf driving range.
Gen Singh took initiative in the development of both projects. To further infuse
interest in the game, he said, once a week golfing in the Raj Bhavan Golf course
may be allowed. It will ensure that course at Raj Bhavan will remain functional in
the future, Governor added.
While appreciating the multi utility sports complex coming up at the Sangey Lhaden
Sports Academy, Gen Singh suggested for proper drainage system around the activity
Arunachal U-16 Girls football team leaves for
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh U-16 Girls football team left here today for
Haldwani, Uttarakhand to participate in the 7th Sub-Junior (U-16) Girls National
Football Championship to be held there from August 19.
The team selected on the basis of performance in the just concluded Nyari Welley
Open Women’s Football Tournament is being led by Kipa Bharat and Koj Taley as coach
and manager, according to Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.
Tako Baby, Yapi Nibe, Biku Yana, Pani Renya, Nangbia Penu, Nabam Marang, Yania Maying,
Telli Yago, Nabam Yami, Nabam Mama, Taw Anu, Gangte Yamar, Mary Tarak, Mangam Meena,
Bini Rema, Charu Roni, Pill Yacha, Coach: Kipa Bharat, Manager: Koj Taley, Asst.
Manager: Dani Omo.
Jully Jail at the mercy of god
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A chance visit to the Central Jail err District Jail, Jully Village,
tucked away few kilometers from Itanagar has opened up Pandora’s Box. Leaders of
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union and two other students’ organization during
visit to the area on Aug15 were in for some unpleasant surprises.
What these student leaders observed during their visit to this Jail was plethora
of loopholes, seemingly, borne out of chaotic decision and bereft of vision.
From address of the said Jail to infrastructure and facilities, they found mess from
The foundation stone outside the 20 something metre Jail wall reads: “Central Jail,
Itanagar Inaugurated by Shri Shivraj Patil Union Home Minister on 05-04-2005”. But
inside the sprawling confinement, it was District Jail in truest sense.
When did Patil visit the Jail? Was it a hush-hush affair? The fact, as corroborated
from one prison official was, he never turned up for the ceremony. The foundation
stone was a big lie, if it so. But let’s not make issue out of it. But what about
the metamorphosis of central to district jail or the vice versa? The student union
leaders got one of the big shocks of their lives when they were “enlightened” by
the Jail warden, Superintendent of Police, Michi Paku that the place they have visited
was not Central Jail but a district jail!
“Voila! For all these years we made fool of ourselves or the government?” they exclaimed
univocally. Paku clarified that the District Jail here and in Tezu along with 7 other
sub jails in various districts was sanctioned during the 11th finance commission
with a total budget of 10 crore rupees.
According to the official sources, the Jail here was completed in 2004. However,
it took 5 years to get commissioned. The Jail showed the light of the day only on
November 3, 2009 after the pressure groups and civil societies pressed the government
on the urgency for a jail in the capital complex.
The government never made reason for the inordinate delay in starting the Jail available
The Jail has four wards-two for the male, one each for VIP and female prisoners.
“The Jail has the capacity of 44 male inmates only but is housing 56, which is against
the laid down norms” says Takam Tatung and urged the State government to take corrective
measures. Tatung pondered what will happen if Arunachalee prisoners languishing in
Lakhimpur, Tezpur and Dibrughar jails are brought to the state’s prison. “Where is
the place to accommodate them”, he questioned.
At present, the Jail is housing under trial prisoners (UTPs) from Naharlagun and
Itanagar Police Station.
The visiting students’ leaders were also horror-struck at the absence of grill gate,
fire tender and frisking equipments in the Jail. Above all, there is no patrolling
track outside the Jail. However, the jail official informed that they have approached
the state government for it.
AAPSU president demanded complete streamlining of the Jail and creation of more wards,
at least, to cater to 100 prisoners.
There is no barracks for supporting staff, thus no any standby party. If mishap occurs,
leave everything to the mercy of god!
After a brief interaction with the jail official, the student leaders distributed
fruits to the prisoners and advised them to be good.
Pongging says yes while Anti Siang Dam rally on cards
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Lower Siang Project Coordination Committee has claimed that all
47 households of Pongging village have agreed that Jaypee Arunachal can conduct cadastral
and other requisite surveys.
The Committee which is headed by one Orat Panyang as General Secretary informed that
the meeting, in which villagers allegedly agreed to allow survey, was held under
the chairmanship of MLA J K Panggeng and attended by Col Remo Karbak and Kaling Borang
of Jay Pee Arunachal Limited. The Committee informed that all demands made by the
villagers of Pongging village will be taken care off by the government of Arunachal
Pradesh and Jaypee apart from resettlement and rehabilitation policy of the state
government. On the other hand, Anti-Lower Siang Hydro Project Dam Party is conducting
a massive public rally against the Lower Siang Dam Project at Pessing under Jomlo-Mobuk
circle West Siang District on August 22.
It appealed to the Bureaucrats, Technocrats, Political Leaders and youths of the
affected areas to cooperate and attend the rally.
Police arrest anti tobacco campaigners
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Yingkiong police have arrested three anti tobacco campaign activists
who are members of of the All Upper Siang District Students’ Union yesterday.
The union had conducted anti tobacco campaign at Tuting, Jengging, Mariyang and Geku
However, the situation took a turn when the bazaar committee of Yingkiong made a
complaint against the union for burning their tobacco products, which led to arrest
of the Assistant general secretary, convener and assistant social service secretary
of the union.
Meanwhile, the union in a meeting held today demanded immediate release of the arrested
members before August 19 and also appealed to the AAPSU and AdiSU to look into the
Sincerity and dedication do get recognition
What more could a person expect when his services to the state and the nation gets
accolades and recognition from the supreme office of a nation.
Let me introduce you to Thupten Tsewang Lama, one of our sincere and dedicated officer,
who had given his 33 years of valuable service to the state and for the police department.
Presently holding the post of ASP in the CM’s Security Cell, Lama has been conferred
with the prestigious president’s police medal on the 64th Independence Day of India
for his meritorious service.
Born in 1953, at Thengmakhar village under Kitpi circle of Tawang District, Lama
joined the State Police as Sub-Inspector in the year 1978. He never looked back after
that. Posted to many districts and sometimes given additional charges of other districts
in addition to the posted district, Lama handled his duties with utmost sincerity
During his tenure at Tawang, he was assigned to investigate a heinous crime in which
para-military personnel were involved. He splendidly worked out the case which had
initially no clues. Due to his intelligence, he could break through the case, charge
sheeted the accused and subsequently the court pronounced capital punishment to the
accused. In the year 1993 he was transferred and posted to armed Police Battalion
and assigned to take over the charge of E-Coy of 2nd AAPBN Itanagar. During his tenure
at Battalion, he was endorsed to work independently as Coy Commander. He had shown
keen interest in keeping jawans physically fit and disciplined by engaging daily
PT and parade at Coy Level. He had improved the discipline among the jawans and brought
them up to the mark.
In the month of April 1986, he was transferred and posted to security Cell, Police
HQ Itanagar and assigned the job of personnel Security Officer Cum Security in charge
to the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. In between he was promoted to Dy. SP
and posted to other districts.
In the year 2006, he took over the charge of Chief Security and Liaison Officer to
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and brought about landmark developments in improving
the security of the CM cell. He introduced sophisticated equipments required for
ensuring cent percent security and had been continuing his efforts till this day.
His recognition is sure to encourage other officers who have been relentless working
for the cause of the state and the nation. Hats off for T T Lama and many other unsung
AIMSU says no to public hearing
ROING, Aug 17: The All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) said it will put up stiff
resistance against any proposed public hearing to be announced for 3000 MW Dibang
This was stated today by AIMSU Secretary Rajiv Mihu in a letter to Arunachal Pradesh
State Pollution Control Board.
“Considering the anxiety in the local people here due to proposals for large number
of dams, we would like to request the board not to announce further public hearing
for Dibang Multipurpose Project.”
The union said it does not believe in the process of public hearing, since it feels
is a mere lip service to the issue of public opinion making the entire public consultation
process as farce.
Requesting the govt not to take people off guard by imposing several large hydro
projects on their land, AIMSU said, “We do not believe on the kind of development
which the state govt has envisaged.”
“This developmental approach requires thorough consultation of people, experts, all
stakeholders and consent of local affected communities. We request the govt and the
power companies not to take undue advantage of ignorance of local tribal people through
mere charity works to lure them for their ‘yes’ to power projects.”
The union said it was opposed to large dams in Dibang basin since it fears that it
would affect their people in immeasurable terms, which could alter the whole socio-cultural
landscape of the region, leaving permanent scare on their civilization.
Since May 2007, when the public hearing for Dibang Multipurpose Project was declared
for the first time, the hearing got postponed for nine times owing to stiff opposition
from local people and the community based organizations.
Of the two public hearing proposed at Roing, district headquarter of Lower Dibang
Valley and New Anaya in Dibang Valley, the first hearing was held on Jan 29, 2008,
despite wide opposition to the project.
The second public hearing for New Anaya, since then could not be conducted due to
local opposition. It was last declared in the month of March 2009 but had to be postponed
after organizations from Assam and Arunachal jointly gave declaration of road blockade
along Shantipur-Anini road.
NHPC Ltd, the project proponent, then couldn’t hold further public hearing as site
clearance to the project was accorded during 2004 under the provisions of EIA Notification,
1994 of which the term expired on 13th September 2008.
By this time, due to delay in conducting public hearing, the extended period for
submitting the proposal under EIA Notification, 1994 expired. The project proponent
was therefore advised by the Environment Ministry to submit the proposal, afresh,
according to the procedure mentioned in the EIA Notification, 2006.
In Sept 2009, NHPC was issued fresh terms of reference for revised EIA by the Expert
Appraisal Committee of MoEF. So accordingly after completion of EIA, NHPC had to
hold public hearing afresh for Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley as per the new
environment impact assessment studies.
In a recent development, NHPC Ltd had asked the state govt to hold its public hearing
within the month of September this year.
Eviction drive at Seppa
SEPPA, Aug17: A Team headed by ADC-cum-Estate Officer,Mige Kamki,Town Magistrate,LRSO
& police personnel carried out an eviction drive here yesterday at Pacha Power House
complex where 18 temporary huts were dismantled & freed the complex from such unauthorized
The eviction drive was done in compliance to DM/DC’s modified order No. LM-15/95-96
(vol-I) dtd. the 11th August 2010 directing all the encroachers to voluntarily dismantle
the structures on or before 15th August 2010 failing which eviction drive was to
be carried out on 16th August and accordingly prior notice were also served to the
encroachers. Meanwhile, DM, Tope Bam said that in no case any kind of encroachment
shall be tolerated in days to come & if such cases is found the Estate Officer will
initiate necessary action against the defaulters after proper verification following
the due procedures. Further, he also informed that yesterday’s eviction drive has
been fully supported by the elected representatives & the civil society of the district.
Refugee and illegal immigrant are two different issues: RSS
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Rashtriya Swayamseval Sangh (RSS) which is making serious effort
in recent years to spread its influence in Arunachal today stated that it stands
to safeguard the rights of indigenous tribal people. RSS held a press meet today
in Itanagar, where its national media in-charge Manmohan Vaidya spoke in length about
various policies of organizations and its view on certain issues.
Speaking about Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, he said interest of local citizens should
be protected at any cost. “Obviously interest of local citizen should be prioritized.
But this issue is very delicate one and all party involve need to work carefully,”
said Vaidya. He further asked Chakma-Hajong to respect sentiments of local citizen
and try to live peacefully with indigenous people. On being asked by one journalist
why RSS is silent on Chakma-Hajong issue but vocal about Muslim Bangladeshi migrants
in North-East, he said refugee and illegal immigrant are two different issues. “Chakma-Hajong
has been displaced from their place of origin due to religious persecution and India
being democratic has provided them with shelters. Also India should protect rights
of every Hindu from whatever country they may belong,” added Vaidya.
He also asked central government to come out with strong policy on Arunchal and urged
them not to bow under undue Chinese pressure. All the area around China border should
be developed and people of this border state should be brought along with mainstream
India, RSS media in charge believed. Also present during the press meet was Talem
Mize, joint secretary, RSS Arunachal. He informed about various grass root level
programs initiated by RSS through the out the state. At the moment RSS has 34 branches
in Arunachal and concentrate mainly on protecting tradition of local tribals, Mize
Forum asks clarification
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: All Jigo-Yego Intellectual Forum sought clarification from the
Department of Power regarding departmental report -2002 wherein it has shown that
Siji, Siji-Labour Camp and Magi has been given electrification provision under the
RGGVY scheme and declared electrified in census report 2001.
The Forum said that “it is a matter of great shame on the department that the residents
of these villages are still solely depended on Kerosene Oil for lightning and other
The Forum demanded clarification from the concerned department at non- maintenance
of those villages which has been mentioned as having electrification provision.
It further said that if the department cannot maintain the facilities, department
should not give electrification provisions.
District level Science Seminar
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Nani Anyung of VKV Ziro and Amit Kalita of VKV Yazali were adjudged
as 1st and 2nd at the District level Science Seminar on the theme India and World
Deputy Director of School Education, Lower Subansiri District conducted the seminar
at Government Higher Secondary School, Hapoli recently.
Meanwhile, the principal and the staff of the VKV, Ziro has congratulated Anyung
for the splendid performance at the district level seminar.
She will represent Lower Subansiri at the state level Scein seminar.
ASUS memo for CM
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Students Union Shillong (ASUS) in a memorandum to state
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu laid down few grievances for him to look into. The
main points of union included re-construction of Arunachal Bhawan Shillong, construction
of girl’s hostel, affiliation of boy’s hostel from government of Arunachal and replacement
of present APST buses with new one.
ASUS informed that condition of lone Arunachal Bhawan, Shillong, is in poor condition
and need urgent attention. This building which is more than 70 years old and built
during British era today lies in dilapidated condition. The pitiable condition of
building is a threat to life of many ordinary citizens who visit Shillong, ASUS believed.
Another matter which needs urgent attention is construction of girl’s hostel. Many
Arunachalee girl’s students studying at Shillong are facing lot of problem due to
non-availability of girl’s hostel and ASUS requested CM to consider this demand on
Another matter concerning union is poor bus service of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport
Service (APST). State transport department has been providing daily night bus service
to Shillong but condition of bus is not conducive for such a long journey. Often
mechanical problems cause breakdown of APST bus during the journey. The Union claimed
that the CM has assured to look into the grievances.
ROING, Aug 17: The Independence Day was also celebrated at Dambuk Sub-Divisional
headquarter with patriotic zeal. MLA Jomin Tayeng unfurled the national flag at General
Tayeng said that Yapgo at Dambuk need to be given due importance on historical and
archaelogical point of view as the people of Dambuk fought with the Britishers in
1894 at Yapgo which is famously known as Anglo-Abhor(Adi) War, 1894. He expressed
gratefulness to the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for showing impartiality in implementing
various developmental activities in different places of the state. Though Dambuk
is a late starter, many infrastructural development activities are being initiated
recently. Under RGVY, drawing of 120 KV power line from Ranganadi Power Grid via
Mebo connecting Dambuk & Paglam Circle was already approved by the govt. and the
work is soon to be started once the monsoon passes away. Under constructed bridges
over Sisiri River at zero point and at Bizari road would be completed in 3 years
term which will give round the year connectivity to the Dambuk and construction of
Jia to Bizari road under NLCPR has already statrted, he added.
YACHULI: Presentation of over 50 cultural troupes of various communities marked
the celebration of 64th Independence day at Yachuli ADC headquarters of Lower Subansiri
district, where local MLA and APEDA Chairman Likha Saaya unfurled the national Tri-color
as the chief guest.
Dorjee Khandu led government has been very kind to the people of Yachuli constituency
as only a year ago, the Circle Head Quarter of Yachuli was upgraded to independent
ADC Headquarters, now the long pending demand for creation of Circle Headquarter
at Deed has been approved. It is now for the people to reciprocate this gesture
of the government by cooperating it in its efforts to bring overall developmentin
the area, he said.
Saying administrative machinery is the back bone of development, and the administrative
officers can not be made to work without a vehicle, Saaya handed over keys of a
Scorpio to ADC Yachuli, Yowa Topu and a Bulero to Circle Officer of Pistana M.Kakki,
for official use. Expressing his confidence over the Administartive officers of
Yachuli , Yazali and Pistana, he appealed the people these circles to cooperate
the government machineries in delivering development for the area.
Listing education, health and tourism sector as his priority areas, Saaya, sought
the unstinted support and cooperation of the people.
Saaya who captained the MLA’s –XI , scored two goals to defeat the ADC-XI by 4-2
goals in the football match that followed the ceremonial function of the Day.
At Likabali, the Day was celebrated in a colorful manner at Chidu-Chigo ground. Attending
the programme, Parliamentary Secretary Jomde Kena highlighted the various welfare
activities of the state government. He assured the people to provide quality education
to young generation so that they can cope with odds and modern day challenges in
their life. Stressing on good governance, he said that good governance can only bring
On the occasion, Likabali EAC (i/c) Ibom Tao released a Galo audio cassette "O-Ajenaa
and Jigo-Yego" produced by Dajum Kena (Nada). The final match of the 7th Independence
Day Football tournament played between Uli Football Club and Silli Ete Football team
added color to the celebration in which the former defeated the latter.
At Palin, MLA Takam Tagar (Pario) has assured establishment of B class police station
at Palin in order to improve the law and order situation in Palin area.
While addressing the people of Palin area on I-Day, Tagar informed that 9 group D
and one group C posts have been approved by the Govt for family members of Palin
inferno victims. The MLA also lauded the former MLA Balo Raja for his achievements
during his tenure and assured to carry forward the development process.
Earlier on Aug 13, heads of all the departments discussed various development activities
being taken under Palin constituency.
I-Day was also celebrated at Toru. Papum Pare Zilla Parishad chairperson Nabam Aka
unfurled the National tri-colour in presence of Govt officers, PR leaders, H GBs,
GBs, students and general public at General Ground Toru. Addressing the gathering,
she highlighted the developmental activities being taken up in Toru circle by the
A volleyball match was also organized to mark the occasion where in PR leaders team
thrashed the Officers’ team and won the match.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pentecostal Church Council (PCC) has celebrated the Independence
Day at Church Premises at Sagalee on Aug 15. Sagalee ZPM Abraham K Techi unfurled
the National Tri-colour on the auspicious occasion. While addressing the gathering
Techi said Independence Day symbolizes the national peace and progress of India.
ASM Techi Tameng highlighted the importance of this celebration.
AR reaches out to people
CHANGLANG, Aug, 17: 25 Assam Rifles under the Dah Division conducted a joint Medical
Camp with civil administration, Changlang at Manmao Town, Changlang on Aug 15.
People in large numbers from remote villages of Manmao circle availed the facility
of free medical treatment.
The medical camp was organized in conjunction with the District Medical Authorities.
Two doctors from civil Hospital Jairampur and Manmao, along with the Assam Rifles
Doctor attended to the patients.
Besides providing medicines for a variety of diseases and ailments, some patients
were also referred for advanced treatment. A free medical checkup was also organized
for the school children participating in Independence Day celebrations.
Wathai Mossang, EAC, Manmao thanked the Assam Rifles authorities for their efforts
in reaching out to the people of remote areas.
Meanwhile, a daylong free malaria screening and treatment camp was organized by the
18th Assam Rifles under HQ 25 sector Lekhapani in Namphai on Aug 16 last.
A large number of villagers tested positive for malaria informed AR medical officer
assistant commandant Dharmendra Kumar who was leading the team.
Eight cases of cerebral malaria were detected during the screening and they were
provided immediate SOS injections, he added.
The GBs of the many villages thanked AR Commandant Col Sandeep Choudhary for the
Col Choudhary assured the villagers for all kind of medical support.
In all 545 villagers from remote areas like Khamlang, Dharampur, Nongtham, Kharsang
were treated, adds out correspondent.
Siram assures teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: All Arunachal Pradesh JT & AT Wait-listed candidates Forum claimed
that Education Minister Bosiram Siram today assured to initiate the process of appointing
wait-listed candidates of AT & JT on merit basis from this month.
The minister gave the assurance while responding to a memorandum submitted to him
by a delegation of the Forum requesting for early appointment of all the 226 wait-listed
The minister hoped that many posts of JTs and ATs are likely to fall vacant following
promotion of JTs to STs and ATs to JTs and with creation of headmasters, vice principals,
principals and ST posts.
IAF-Arunachal meet for effective air or evacuation sorties
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: In order to explore the ways and means for more effective air or
evacuation sorties and sort out problems involved in it in the state, Indian Air
Force authority, held a coordination meeting with the Addl. Residential Commissioner,
Arunachal Govt. at Shillong on Aug 11.
The representatives of Air Force including Air Commodore Souvik Roy, Wing Commander
S B Dhagat and Wing Commander S Tandon were of the view that Anini should be covered
under fixed wing service immediately. They further said the state Govt may increase
the number of fixed wing service on priority with operational headquarters at Jorhat.
At present four CPO centres, namely, Tali, Lada, Damin and Vijayanagar is covered
by fixed wing and rest 14 CPO centres are covered by rotary wing.
At times there are problems like non-availability of load/tonnage at the helipad
when the aircraft is ready for operational. In such situation the state Govt should
issue clarification/reason in order to avoid audit objection, IAF personnel observed.
The Additional Resident Commissioner Kemo Lollen pointed out that a copy of the agreement
between the IAF/MOD and state Govt be made available to all concerned officers. Dy
resident commissioner Onam Lego also took part in the meeting.
During the meeting the AIF officers raised various important points which includes
provision of refueling facilities at Tawang, arrangement of voice communication and
other communication facilities at FFP and CPO centres, provision of sufficient skid
boards at all the CPO centres and sufficient fund from the state Govt for maintenance
of Helipad and other infrastructure being availed by Air Force.
ZPM demands police station
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: ZPM, III-Mariyang highlighting the public grievance in a letter
to Chief Minister said that due to absence of police station in the area, the SBI
branch office could not be established in Mariyang till today.
ZPM appealed to the Chief Minister for early establishment of Police station at Mariyang.
He further appreciated to the members of the Arunachal Charity Home Society, Dibrugarh
who assisted the family members of a deceased to carry back the dead body from Dibrugarh
to Mariyang recently.
NABARD supports livelihood promotion
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: In order to extend its outreach for livelihood promotion, NABARD
will support and sponsor the skill developmental programmes by National Youth Project
(NYP) in Tirap, Changlang, East Siang, West Siang, Tawang , West Kemeng, Dibang
Valley, Lohit, Anjaw and East Kameng Districts.
The progarmmes will target 250 rural unemployed youth ( men & women), SHG members.
The participants will acquire skills in areas of handloom weaving , cane & bamboo
handicrafts, Hosiery and Woolen Garments, wood carving and bee-keeping for their
The programmes will be conducted in close collaboration with District Administration,
Labour and Employment Department and Directorate of Industries in the districts besides
banks operating in the areas. The average number of trainees per programme has been
restricted to 25 for effective participation.
At the end of the programme, the NGO will collaborate with the banks for credit linkage
, which is very poor in Arunachal.
Anganwadi workers and helpers meeting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: ICDS Project, Seppa had conducted circle level meeting with Anganwadi
Workers and helpers, PRI leaders and other public at Lumdang, Pakoti and Pompoli
from August 9-12 as part of IEC programme under ICDS Scheme.
During the meeting, emphases were given on the role and job responsibilities of AWWs
Speaking on the occasion, CDPO SC Tok advised all the AWWs and AWHs to carry out
their duties and responsibilities as per the guidelines and also suggested them to
submit the MPR on time.
He further, advised the in-charge supervisor/Gramsevika of the respective areas to
inspect and visit the centres.
Meanwhile, best KSY beneficiaries award were given to Achi Taku, Makup Sangyu, Yari
Sangyu and Hawa Sangyu.
AAF’s mega cultural show
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF) successfully organized a mega
cultural show at Sagalee on August 15.
Numbers of artist including special guest Amit Paul, Bengia Hemanta, Marto Kamdak,
Deli Demin and Kipa Rubniang presented melodious numbers amidst huge gathering.
Amongst other, PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki, Advisor to CM Vishal Nabam and ADC
Sagalee attended the programme.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Management board of Christian Revival Church (CRC) Naharlagun
has formed a silver jubilee celebration committee comprising of Er. Toko Jyoti and
L. K. Yangfo as Chief Patron and Patron respectively beside Pastor Hillang Taya and
Rev. Dr. Takeng Taggu as Chairman and Organising Secretary respectively. The church
is all set to celebrate its Silver Jubilee in November this year.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh Teachers’ Association, West Siang District Unit
mourned the sudden demise of Gumbi Yomgam, a junior teacher of government secondary
The members of the association prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul
and extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.
The Pentecost Church Sagalee condoled the untimely death of active church member
Late Mallo Yanu on Aug 16. The Church members conveyed deep sense of condolence
to the bereaved family.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Former Minister Tanyong Tatak has been appointed as Chairman of
the governing Body of the Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Industrial Development Agency
(APIBDA). Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh appreciated Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for
appointing the veteran leader.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: As small endeavour to preserve and promote Nepali culture among
the Nepali community residing in the nook and corner of the state, the Nepali Sanskriti
Surakhya Parishad (NSSP) will organize a cultural programme on 22 August at Nyikum
Niya Hall, Nirjuli.