APYC reiterates demand, to meet Sonia, Rahul
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) are in
Delhi to meet AICC president Sonia Ganghi, Rahul Gandhi and V Narayana Swamy beside
other senior AICC & IYC leaders to appeal for issuing party ticket to the youth Congress
for the forth coming assembly election in the state.
APYC strongly protest the illegitimate and illogical single recommendation of the
Pradesh Election Committee for issue of party tickets.
APYC feels that gross injustice has been done to the true Congress aspirant candidates
and side lined the youth Congress.
The committee further said that many candidates who were never seen in the Congress
party platform were given single recommendations while denying many sitting Congress
The APYC team has so far interacted with union minister of state for WRD Vinsent
H Pala, union minister Mukul Wasnik general secretary AICC and will meet all AICC
APYC has further decided not to retreat and stand firm in their demand until the
PEC reviews and reconsiders the earlier recommendation list.
The youth Congress also pleaded that PEC members must not be aspirant candidates
themselves as this could lead the way for biasness and partiality.
It further demanded that the report of state and central observers be given due importance
and the youth Congress must be given party ticket since the youth consist 60 % population
of the state.
APYC further demanded that the list of all the youth aspirant candidates be sent
to AICC for a justifiable and appropriate decision for issuing of party ticket.
The rank and file of APYC has also condemned the section of vested interest people
who have tried to tarnish the image of pride of Arunachal youth Nyamar Karbak, genral
secretary of All India Youth Congress.
Rural Entrepreneurship (Poultry) Development Programme organized
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum-Pare organized 3 days on-farm specialized
training programme on Poultry (Broiler) farming at Laptap (Sagalee) under the sponsorship
of NABARD, Itanagar from August 27 to 29 last.
The programme was the continued part of the series of training programme on poultry
and dairy farming which was formally inaugurated by NABARD DGM, and Director, Horticulture
at Nirjuli on August 19.
The selected members of 15 farmers club and various SHG formed under the NGO, NNCS,
Sagalee participated in the programme. The participants were trained to start broiler
farming as an enterprise by taking the aids of various audio visual aids along with
distribution of manual for their future reference.
The poultry husbandry and health topics were covered in depth by Dr. T. Heli (Programme
Coordinator), Dr. Pranjal Borah (SMS, Animal Science) and Dr. Nabam Gama (Farm Manager)
of KVK Papum-Pare.
The trainees were also abreast with the integrated farming system (poultry cum fish
culture) by James Nabam, DFDO and Vivekanand Safi, SMS Fishery.
N.D. Neckam, STA, Directorate of Agriculture infused knowledge and demonstrated the
skills required by an entrepreneur for smooth running of the business.
The branch manager of APRB, Sagalee N.B. Konwar also spoke about the financial disciplines
and thanked the KVK for the initiatives to train farmers to become successful entrepreneur.
The valedictory function was attended by B.R. Acharjee, BDO (Sagalee), P. Tarak,
CO (Toru circle) along with other officials.
The BDO impressed upon the need of such specialized training programmes for the success
of all developmental activities in agriculture and allied sectors.
CO Toru circle advised the farmers to start poultry farming commercially and attain
self sufficiency of poultry production in Sagalee area.
Course Coordinator Dr. Pranjal Borah assured the farmers all the technological support
and also thanked NABARD, Itanagar for their financial support.
The gist of Solung Celebration
Ojing Tayeng and HK Roy
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Solung priest (Rhapsodist) along with Ponung delegates from
Mikong Village of East Siang District arrived Itanagar today to performed rituals
during Solung festival here at Solung Mopin ground, Itanagar.
The beginning day of the celebration is on august 31 evening called Dogin yume (preparations
/ arrangement evening), 2nd day is Dorep or Ardo-Bado longe’ (starting or sacrifice
day), 3rd day is observed as Binnyat, where rituals relating to Goddess of crops
and prosperity Kine-Nane is performed, 4th day is known as Taktor / Ekoph (preparation
of bows, arrows and war weapons) where arrows and bows were also fastened above the
door of every houses and the last day is called Miri yamlik (‘send-off’ ceremonial
to Miri Abu)
In this festival Goddess of crops and food grains Kine-Nane, God of wisdom and knowledge
Doying Bote and the god of domestic animals Dadi Bote Gumte-Gamro are worshipped
and offered offering in every house and field respectively by one of the family members
of the household.
During the festival indoor offering is performed in Agam Pebong (altar) of every
house, and outdoor offering are performed in Sopiid, a place or wooden post where
domesticated animals especially Mithun were fastened, besides these the ritual offering
is also done in agricultural field.
In the evening till morning from Dorep Longe, Ponung is performed where the Rhapsodist
recites about origin of human being, creation of universe and other activities of
human civilization. Even some of the Rhapsodist foretells future incident and happening
During Gidi Adeng-Ape (festival eve) various sports, entertainment activities and
social taboos were also performed and observed.
Meanwhile, Preparation of Pobor, Variety show and Ponung will be held on August 31
at Solung Ground, Itanagar.
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Residence of Gollo Tadik along with huge properties including two
motor cycles was gutted down in a fire accident at around 1.15 am at Donyi Colony
D Sector, Itanagar on August 28 last. However, there were no human causality and
the cause of accident is not known.
In another fire accident, two houses were gutted at Bulo village, Segi-Gisar Circle,
Upper Subansiri on August 26 last.
Pre-Solung festival celebrated at RGU
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Adi Students Union, Rajiv Gandhi University had conducted a
pre-Solung festival at RGU’s Auditorium on Saturday where MP Ninong Ering and AAPSU
president Takam Tatung attended as chief guest and guests of honour respectively.
Advisor to CM Nanom Jomoh attended as special invitee while 38th Pasighat MLA Bosiram
Siram, RGU vice chancellor in-charge A K Mitra were the other dignitaries.
MP Ninong Ering lauded the organizers for continuing the age old tradition by organizing
the Solung festival in the highest learning abode of the state.
While responding to a proposal by the AAPSU president Takam Tatung on renovation
of RGU’s Auditorium and conversion of RGU into Arunachal RGU, he said that he will
look into the matter after studying the provisions of an MP and in due consultation
with his colleague MP Takam Sanjoy and the cabinets.
A very good Hindi orator himself, Ering urged the students to speak in Hindi, the
Speaking on the occasion, Tatung elaborated on state’s apex student body initiative
in enhancing the student’s stipend to Rs 50 and yearly conduct of Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission examination.
Expressing concern over the Nagaland People’s Forum reported campaigning in Tirap
and Changlang, AAPSU president has sought the MP’s intervention into the matter and
press the union government to take early preventive measures. He reiterated that
those who are engaging in campaigning for the NF will be declared anti Arunachalee.
Also expressing concern over the repeated transfer of teacher in the middle of the
academic session, he appealed the state government not to transfer teachers as a
RGU Vice Chancellor in-charge A K Mitra also spoke on the occasion.
Besides colourful presentation of traditional dances and Ponungs, a mass community
feast was also hosted on the occasion.
Craft centre inaugurated
YINGKIONG Aug 29: Upper Siang DC, Pawan Kumar Sain inaugurated a Craft Centre (Weaving)
at Geku today. Speaking on the occasion, Sain hoped that this centre will help the
people to be self-reliant and self-employed.
He appealed the people to take advantage of such ventures to raise their economic
status. The local products should be encouraged and developed so that a market can
be created, he said and further appealed all to co-operate.
He assured to create such centres in each administrative circle. He urged the GBs
to abstain from politics and impart justice with impartiality.
He called upon the people of the area to live in peace and harmony so that development
works can be taken up. Sain also called for maintenance of law and order.
Health and education sector should be given priority, he said and said that the doors
are always open for redressal of grievances.
He also appealed to the officers to be sincere and impart their duties with dedication
and quality should not be compromised.
He informed that an amount of Rs. 5(Five) Lakhs for Community Hall at Geku (Kumku)
and Rs. 6 (Six) Lakhs for Community Hall at Sibum have been approved.
Later, he visited the JNV Geku and interacted with students and teachers. He instructed
the students to be more disciplined and to study hard. He urged the teaching community
to be sincere and dedicated.
Earlier, Gindu Tayeng, ADTH, while welcoming all informed that the centre has been
established here as it is centrally located. He assured that other facilities and
improvements will be made. Other trades like tailoring, knitting, carpentry, etc
will also be introduced in due course of time.
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Gaon Ki Aur Challo scheduled to be organized under Mengio circle
by the block Youth Congress 15-Sagalee Assembly constituency has been postponed.
However, the programme for other circles of Toru, Leporiang and Sagalee will be conducted
as per the scheduled fixed.
ITANAGAR Aug 29: Karko Ao Welfare Association (KAWA) and All Capital Complex Basar
Valley Youth Association (ACCBVYA) condemned the surprise raid carried out in the
house of Dr. Tajum Basar, Ex-President, KAWA by the SIC on August 27 last.
The associations alleged that the untoward events were initiated by vested interested
persons to malign and tarnish the image of Dr. Tajum Basar, DHS.
Dr Basar has rendered selfless and highly commendable services to the people of Arunachal
Pradesh for more than three decades, the associations added.
KAWA further requested the authority concerned not to succumb to the pressure exerted
by any person who is not concerned with the proceedings.
MLA visited water treatment project
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Local MLA Omak Apang along with 60 Block Congress Seva Dal volunteers
visited water treatment project at Ledum.
The team appreciated the PHE Department, EE Er. Tamuly Takoh, JE Er Moyong and local
contractor for maintaining quality of work and their effort for early completion
of the work.
Later, the team also attended a meeting where Apang appealed all Seva Dal cadres
to work for the betterment of INC in district, state and national level.
Meanwhile, Block Congress Seva Dal, organizing Secretary thanked Apang for his effort
to streamline various technological infrastructures in the area.
2 days NERIST book exhibition
NIRJULI Aug 29: A two days book exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Joram Begi, Director
NERIST today in the NERIST Academic block.
Number of leading publishers from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati representing Oxford,
Pearson Education, PHI, Allied besides others are participating in this book exhibition.
This exhibition will remain open till August 30.
Dr. Begi browsed through books very keenly and appreciated the collection that various
publishing houses have brought. He lauded the efforts of NERIST Library committee
in organizing this Book Exhibition and urged the committee to conduct such exhibitions
for longer duration so that other institutions of the capital complex can also benefit
from this venture.
This book exhibition is a regular annual feature at NERIST since 1990, informed the
Chief Librarian of the NERIST Central Library, Asim Gupta.
NERIST library has more than seventy thousand books and subscribes to several national
and international journals, which is quite impressive considering the location remoteness
of this institute.
Dr. Joram Begi has been emphasizing on the need to instill reading culture among
the students and developing NERIST library as one of the model libraries in the region.
Financial Inclusion Seminar at Tirap
ITANAGAR Aug 29: NABARD in collaboration with District Administration Tirap will
hold the first District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting (DLMC) for translating
the Micro-Finance Vision of Arunachal Pradesh government on August 31 next.
The Financial Inclusion Seminar for the District has been scheduled on September
1. All the relevant departments of the government and Bankers will participate in
The seminar will focus on the strategies to be adopted for bringing the financially
excluded people in the Banking fold. Dr. Rangarajan Committee on Financial Inclusion
has identified Tirap District as one of the five financially excluded districts in
Solung literary competitions
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Naharlagun Solung Festival Committee conducted Essay, Drawing and
painting competition to befit the Solung celebration recently.
In the open category essay competition Bapir Megu, Jeremiah Modi, Mitin Tayeng won
the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize while in the junior essay competition Lujing Pertin,
Mitinam Lego and Aini Paron was adjudged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd .
Mitinam Lego, Namum Perme and Lujing Pertin were adjudged as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winner
of the painting competition respectively. The prizes will be distributed to the winners
at Naharlagun, Solung festival ground on September 1 next.
The committee thanked Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, PHE Minister Lombo Tayeng, The
Arunachal Times, Editor Dr. Audrey Apang and Echo of Arunachal, Editor Nani Dai and
others for their support and encouragement.
Tezu will get 3G phone soon, says GM BSNL
TEZU Aug 29: BSNL Tezu hold an open house session with its esteemed customer under
the Chairmanship of GM BSNL U.L Rao, ITS at Tezu Telephone Exchange today.
Rao disclosed that Tezu will soon be under the network of 3G connectivity. He further
disclosed that Lohitpur BSNL Mobile tower is ready and will start within 10-15 days.
While responding to customers the GM assured that he will personally supervise about
billing and schemes related grievances of customers.
Rao, while talking on Broad Band connectivity speed said good conductors will be
provided to those lines having broad band connection and all effort for online billing,
bill payment, call details besides others will be functional by March 2010. BSNL
will extend all service to its valued customers, he added. DIPRO
ITANAGAR: MLA Bosiram Siram and former MLA of Tezu Karikho Kri has wished the citizens
on the occasion of Solung. They expressed the hope that Solung would usher in new
hope, prosperity, good health, harvest and strengthen the existing age old harmony.
ITANAGAR: The counseling for academic session for 2009-10 for various courses will
commence from September 6 and on every Sunday at IGNOU study centre, DN College,
Declare SSA result
ITANAGAR: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) appealed the concerned authority to
immediately declare the SSA interview of Liromoba, Tirbin, Darak and Yomcha circle
within one week.
It further appealed the authority to select the genuine and competent candidate and
threaten to launch movement if their demand were not fulfill within one week.
Bandh call deferred
ITANAGAR: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) deferred its proposed 2nd phase 48 hours bandh
call of September 10 and 11.
ITANAGAR: All Sajolang (Miji) Students’ Union is going to conduct its first ever
awareness camp in 13 villages of West Kameng district from September 15 to 30 next.
Grievance against tourism director
Kiren Rijiju expressed his obligation to share the agony of thousands of people across
Arunachal Pradesh and the unprecedented enormous political palpitation caused due
to his resignation from BJP.
Kiren Rijiju is entirely misplaced in his idea of obligation towards the people
of Arunachal Pradesh and in tendering his apology after what he has done. First
of all, he was supported by people of Arunachal Pradesh from every section cutting
across party lines not because he belonged to any particular political party and
neither the deep agony caused is because of his joining any particular political
It seemed he stood for all those words uttered by himself but alas! those words
were just words. People saw in him the beginning of positive change in electoral
politics in Arunachal Pradesh. The people looked upto him to lead the way towards
a better Arunachal, away from the present scheme of things of which people are so
tired of. People want change desperately in the system which is so deep rotten that
they blindly trusted Rijiju and were cheated! That hurt! and it hurts! And all those
words of obligation and apology sound so shallow that without it would have done
Rijiju has to bear this albatross around his neck beyond his life.
One thing for Dorjee Khandu and the other political leaders to note is that the
change has started. It may not be too apparent in the forthcoming elections but it
won't be the same after five years. Therefore, be the right person, choose the right
person. Children are growing up into thinking young men.