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ATSU appeals

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: While appreciating the Tagin Welfare Society for detecting mistake in Census record, the All Tagin Students Union (ATSU) appealed to the  Director Census operation, Arunachal Pradesh to ensure that the mistake be rectified before finalization of Census 2011.



ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Debabrata Maji of Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) has been selected for prestigious ‘Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award” by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.

The award would be presented to him during a seminar on “Economic Growth and National Integration” to be held at New Delhi on August 26.



ITANAGAR, Aug 10:  Toko Talo, AFA (Jr) has been appointed as president of the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Field Staff Association on August 2.


Association reacts

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) has criticized the decision of the Galo Students Union to constitute a fact finding committee to unearth the truth behind bribery allegation leveled against the union by one of its former office bearer.  If the fact finding committee has already been constituted by the union, it should not go before media before any conclusion, the Association said and wanted to know the working style of the Fact finding committee. However, the Association believes that the committee will do their job sincerely for the greater interest of the society.

The Association also criticized the removal of Union’s adivisor Domin Loya for his political affiliation to  Trinamool Congress. Prior to the appointment as GSU advisor, Loya was the executive member of Arunachal Congress, but the Union did not think about his political affiliation before his appointment, the association said.


HCTE conducts induction ceremony

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Hills College of Teachers Education (HCTE), Naharlagun has organized the induction ceremony of trainee teachers for the session 2011-12 on Aug 8 last.

Addressing the gathering as resource person, Dr R B Tripathy, HoD, Political Science, DNGC highlighted the emerging need for expansion of such teacher education for quality education in the state. He hoped that the teachers will act as torch bearers of the society and perform their duties  with responsibility.

Dr V N Sharma, state liaison officer, NSS of DHTE, who also participated in the induction ceremony as resource person, pointed out the relevance of such training and orientation and advised the teachers to be learners first before venturing in to such noble profession.

Presiding over the function, the founder chairman Nabam Rebia highlighted the aims and vision of the institution. Describing the teaching as challenging profession, he assured to fulfill all demands to make the institution one of the best institutions in the state.

Earlier,  Principal of the institution Dr M M Mohapatra highlighted the need of such training for teacher education.


Kranti Diwas obserbed in Tezu

Tezu, Aug 10: Remembering the great souls of Quit India Movement, 1942, Kranti Diwas was observed in Tezu, Jubilee Ground, today. Kranti Diwas is observed in honour and memory of those who took part in Quit India Movement, 1942.

The celebration began with Prabhat Pherries by school children followed by a procession starting from Jubilee Ground, via DUDA and proceeded towards Lodge-Lohit House-ALC Line-Gol Park before culminating at the starting point. The students shouted patriotic slogans and songs while the teachers enlightened the students at length about the importance of the day and the freedom fighters who participated in Quit India Movement. DIPRO


Contractors seek CM’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Claiming that the state Govt is going to clear DST bills amounting to Rs 50-60 crore on fake bills, the All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) appealed to the  Chief Minister to intervene and take appropriate action against wrong doers if any.

Earlier, the All Nyishi Youth Organisation in a letter addressed to the Governor sought his personal intervention to stop the payment of DST bills. The organization in its letter claimed that the Govt decided to pay more than Rs 100 crore DST bills to the contractors, who are not entitled in contractor list and believed to be kith and kins of people in power.


Forum demands transfer of West Siang DC

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Paktu Area Peoples Forum, in a meeting today unanimously resolved to demand the present West Siang deputy commissioner to make a grateful and voluntary exit from the district as deputy commissioner within five days since he has lost public faith and confidence.

The Forum decided to give a 10-day ultimatum to the competent authority for immediate transfer of the DC, if he does not respond to the Forum’s demand.

The meeting further resolved to launch democratic movement in case the authority fails to fulfill its demand. PAPF would also tour villages to gain public support for the cause.


Chayang Tajo people face ration crisis

ITANAGAR, Aug 10:  All Chayang Tajo Youth Welfare Association highlighting the grievances of people said that people of Chayang Tajo area is facing shortage of ration items and transportation problems for the last few weeks due to damaged of road between Seppa to Chayang Tajo at various points.

It appealed to the concerned department and road constructing agency to clear the road blockade immediately and also appealed to the state government and DSO Seppa for immediate supply of ration items at Chayang Tajo Sub Division through any possible means of transportation.


Cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The All Tutsa Students’ Union (Atsu), Changlang and All Changlang District Longchang Students’ Union (ACDLSU) in cooperation with All Changlang District Student Union (ACDSU) conducted a cleanliness drive at Changlang township yesterday to mark the ensuing Independence Day.

Wastes particles, roadside weeds and grasses were cleaned in the market area and intercity road .

The students also advised all the shopkeepers as well as the public’s to keep the market place and town area clean and hygienic and not to dispose off waste materials in nearby places of the town.

The Bazaar committee, shopkeepers and publics actively took part in the cleanliness drive and assured the students to keep the market hygienic and clean.


Association appeals for salary enhancement

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: All Lower Subansiri District Unit of LDC and  Storekeepers Association in a meeting appealed to the state government for early redress of its long pending demand for enhancement of grade pay.


Restore road link,  demands union

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) said that the public are facing acute shortage of essential commodities and the education sector has also been badly affected due to damage of Sakiang to Kamrung road by heavy rainfall.

It appealed to the concerned department to restore the road connectivity immediately.


JSSK in state from Aug 15

PASIGHAT: Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) would be launched in the state on August 15 next to meet up future blood requirement for pregnant mothers, informed JDHS Dr. Kabang Lego.

Attending a blood donation camp at the CHC Ruksin today, Lego advised every blood donor to get thorough check up by experts for any specific abnormalities before donating blood.

Fifteen Army personnel led by Col. A. Biswas, Commanding Officer and Captain Ramkeen Raj of 21 Sikh Battalion, Rayang donated blood on the occasion showing solidarity to humanity.

Dr. Lego thanked Dr. T. Taloh, DMO and both the medical fraternity and the donors of CHC Ruksin for their active participations and noble contributions making the mission successful. DIPRO


Free Hepatitis ‘B’ screening camp

ITANAGAR: Heema Multispeciality Hospital in collaboration with ZYDUS Multinational Company Ltd is organizing a free Hepatitis B screening camp at Heema Hospital on August 14.

Dr. Rinchin Dorjee Megeji MD, Medicine specialist will be the coordinator of the camp.


Hand over NH to GREF: Federation

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) today said that the capital complex road becomes worse due to rampant earth cutting by some individuals and heavy rainfall.

The federation said that due to the dilapidated road condition, the students and office staff of various institutions are facing difficulties and it has also shorten the life of private and commercial vehicles.

The Federation  appealed to the state government to hand over the NH 52A to GREF for maintenance. The PWD during last couple of years proved itself to be inefficient in maintenance of NH 52, the Federation said.


‘Delegate more powerto Dambuk SDO’

ITANAGAR:  Dambuk Anchal Samiti chairperson in a letter to Lower Subansiri  Deputy Commissioner appealed him to delegate more power to Dambuk SDO for issuance of scheduled tribe and  permanent resident  certificates besides other important papers  to the people of Dambuk area.

The Dambuk sub-division is surrounded by Sisiri and Dibang rivers and it is not possible for people of Dambuk, particularly during rainy season to visit Roing for such important administrative works, the Anchal Samiti chairperson Tuppik Saring  said.



ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Mongol Yomso has been appointed as state youth president of All India Rajeev Gandhi Vichar Manch International, Arunachal Pradesh Unit.


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Hand over NH52A to BRTF before it is too late

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the recent press statement wherein the Public Works Department and UD Minister Nabam Tuki fixed responsibility on nature  for the massive damages caused to roads.                

The statement expresses its departmental incompetency, inefficiency and insincerity, failure to live up to the expectation of people and lack of coherent policy to regulate the roads of the state, especially twin capital complex.

The NH-52(A) was built by the BRTF with proper drainage system, bridges and RCC culvert at the vital areas.  It is most unfortunate that after the NH-52(A) was taken over by the APWD, there are massive road damage in every monsoon and this is because of utter negligence of the PWD which has been entrusted the responsibility to look after the road.

The minister claimed that road restoration works are being taken on war footing, but the commuters of the twin city in particular and states in general find no PWD official being engaged in the restoration works of the road, rather the commuters are facing serious traffic jam at every block point of the NH-52(A).

I request the state Govt headed by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to hand over the present stretches of 31 km NH-52(A) to the BRTF on priority basis, otherwise a day is not far when our state capital will remain cut off from the rest of world.


Techi Necha

Public leader,




It’s time to conserve Mithun in larger way

Dear Editor,

This is apropos the letter written by Dr K K Bhattacharjee (on Aug 9) regarding the activities initiated for the conservation and propagation of the prized animal of Arunachal Pradesh – Mithun. Dr Bhattacharjee has rightly said that every time whenever we see vaccination and treatment camp on Mithun or awareness camp against prevention of mass slaughter of Mithun, it only takes place  in confined region of Arunachal Pradesh. Whereas we all know that Mithun is not only found in Papum Pare district alone.

While appreciating the views of Dr Bhattacharjee, I reqest the director of animal husbandry and veterinary to expand their activities to other parts of the state  for conservation of Mithun population.


Reekam Bengia


Mascot Network Society



We are yet to see development

Dear Editor,

As per our observation the infrastructural development of 15th Sagalee S T Assembly has not gone as per proper plan. Though Sagalee town is hardly 74 KM away from Capital Itanagar, the communication and transportation facilities can be equal with some of the most backward districts of state.

Even then till date the condition of road is pathetic. It is shameful that a town which is so near to state capital do not have proper infrastructure facilities.

People of Sagalee area have to face many problems during monsoon season because of road blockade. Many a times we have to travel via Pitaphool (Yazali), Kimin to reach Itanagar.

Our local MLA, who is also PWD & UD minister, is in power for last 20 years.

It is surprising to see that his own constituency does not have proper road and communication facilities. If this is the condition of his own home constituency, then how can he take care of the rest of the state. We are made to believe that every year funds are provided for maintenance of Sagalee-Doimukh road but till now road lies in utter dilapidated condition.

At Sagalee town many urban projects are being taken up without any proper procedure.

The civic amenities are very poor and sometimes one wonders how Sagalee can be called an urban area.

We also acknowledge that crores of money has been spent for urbanization of Sagalee town but ground situation is quite different.

The rural area of Sagalee is in worst situation in compare to main town.

Since 2001, the very beginning of Science stream at Govt. Hr. Sec. School Sagalee to till date there is no any single senior and junior Science teacher for Science stream. It is the premier Hr. Sec. School of Sagalee Constituency and it is sad to know that no students are getting proper science education.

Education system has completely failed in the Sagalee area and concern representative do not seem to have any sympathy for the student community.

It is of no value being a minster for such a long time, if he is not able to give proper interest towards education, infrastructure and economic development of Sagalee constituency.

We would like to appeal AICC president Sonia Gandhi to ask his PCC president Nabam Tuki to concentrate more in developmental work so that ordinary citizens get real benefit.


Techi Tullo,


NCP, Sagalee block unit



Laudable steps

Dear Editor,

Without noxious feeling I extremely agree with the points and terms of Upper Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner Ameya Abhayankar and Deputy Director of School Education Obuk Panor which was published in your esteemed daily on  August 7.

Being citizen and former student of Upper Subansiri District I appreciate the action of Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director of School Education.

Such an active and impel steps "No work no pay policy” being taken by the administration will certainly create an impact among all the teachers. Such policy will not only bring good result in education sector in our district but it will also be a lesson to learn for the teachers of entire state.

Regarding the  reported drawal of Rs fifteen lakh as stipend which were recovered from various schools in form of bogus enrolment of the students and  that many teachers were  found involved in preparing bogus enrolment of the students, I would like to say that if it is true than its not fair because it defines that we are enjoying life of ritzy with the money which is meant for the poor student of Government schools.


Metum Soki,







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March for social justice


Activists behind spiralling protests in Israel plan to build on one of the biggest marches ever seen in the country by piling on more pressure, more people, more tents and more protests culminating in a million-strong march in 50 cities next month.

Despite Israel's relatively healthy economic growth and low unemployment, wage disparities are big, wealth and corporate power are highly concentrated, food prices have increased almost 13 per cent since 2005 and many people spend 50 per cent of their incomes on rent or mortgages.

Now Millions of Israelis decided to march on September 3 protesting government's failure to address high cost of living, unemployment and lack of basic civic amenities.

The social protests have become the most pressing issue for the Israeli government. Opinion polls have put public support for the protests at around 90 per cent. Protest leaders have insisted that bringing the government down is not their aim.

On the other hand, as Israelis take to the streets to demand social justice, Palestinians are also gearing up to protest next month over their demands for recognition of a Palestinian state by the United Nations.

Palestinian leaders, backed by the Arab League, intend to ask the UN general assembly to back a Palestinian state when it meets in September. However, full recognition requires the backing of the UN security council, which the US has vowed to veto.


Atum Welly stress on timely completion of 300-bedded state hospital

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The State Health Minister Atum Welly asked the HSCC India Limited, Noida to expedite the construction process of the 300 bedded hospital building of Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun.

The Health Minister, who held a meeting with a team of experts of he HSCC India Limited at his residential office along with health officers on implementation and upgradation of the 300 Bedded Hospital today, said that the construction must be completed in time as per instruction given by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC), Govt. of India by maintaining building bye-laws norms of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.  

“Any type of cooperation, if required, will be provided by the Department of Health & FW during the process of construction,” he assured the team.

The experts’ team along with chief medical superintendent Dr.Moji Jini and medical superintendent Dr.D.Raina inspected the site of construction at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun.  

Architectural designing was also discussed in detail in the office chamber of the chief medical superintendent.

The experts team of the HSCC (India) Linited included R.S.Raina, GM (PG-I),  Dr.Neeraja L. Sethi, GM (Arch), Shyam Sunder Midha, Manager (Civil), Muhammad Ashar, Executive (Civil).

The meeting was also attended by Dr.K.Nishing, Director Health Services, Dr.B.Rana, OSD to Minister Health & FW and  T.Nagarajan, Junior Engineer, PWD Naharlagun Division.


Uncertainty looms large over Dibang bridge construction

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Dambuk anchal ZPM and Anchal chairperson have appealed to the Dambuk MLA to intervene for construction of proposed bridge over Dibang river by the Navayug Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Both ZPM Anita Payeng and anchal chairperson Tuppik Saring in a joint memorandum to the MLA said that the bridge construction agency, Navyug Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd. has decided to vacate their establishment as it could not construct the bridge due to non clearance from the district administration.

The proposed bridge over Dibang river is one of the most important lifelines not only for the Dambuk but also for the whole of Arunachal Pradesh, the panchayat leaders said. Therefore, the decision against construction of proposed bridge by the agency due to non-clearance of the project by the administration  has demoralized the people, the memorandum said.

The Panchayat leaders of Dambuk Sub-Division who are the first victims of such decision of the company took serious note of the  matter in its meeting on August 6 last and requested the MLA  to intervene immediately for the interest of the state and the nation as a whole, the memorandum added.


APCC appeals for restrain

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) appealed to all the organizations, associations, individuals and also the political parties to restrain calm and not to make the present situation created by nature’s furry disrupting road communication in the state as an issue.

The APCC president, who is also the Minister for PWD and Urban Development and currently at National Capital, is abreast of the havoc and disruptions caused by the heavy monsoon, APCC said in a release.

“It is a fact that every year, major landslides occurs in various parts of the state during this time. However, the department is putting all efforts to restore the normal traffic, specially in the state capital.”

“As our state is dependent on central funding the elected leaders are required to visit the national capital quite often to pursue schemes and projects in the public interest and also meetings and consultations are scheduled with various ministries in the Central Government.,” APCC said.

“The State Government is very much functional as the Chief Minister and  his council of ministers are keeping no files and policy decisions pending,”  it added.


WRD review meeting held

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug10:  WRD Minister Pema Khandu today called upon the Govt employees to improve work culture to gain confidence of the people of the state. He was addressing the review meeting at WRD headquarters here.

He further stressing the importance of water and its management urged the people to make good use of it to serve the people and also advised the department engineer to act as an extension officer and coordinator to gear up resources with the other departments.

He assured to invite technicians and experts from the central government and impart new technology after monitoring and visiting various projects.

Later he released the annual report of the department for 2010-11. WRD secretary TT Gamdik   urged the engineers to give more stressed on rain water and ground water management and advised them to be sincere in their duty.

Chief engineer (works) Likar Angu informed that the centre had already earmarked an assistance of Rs.8576.00 lakhs for various schemes and projects for coming financial year. He highlighted the aims to create irrigation potential of 46000 hectare with estimate cost of Rs. 50 crore during 2011-12 financial year.

On the occasion, the department felicitated SK Srivastava (AE), M K Sen (AE Mechanical), Vishal Singh(JE), Kaptik Modi (assistant) and SK Nayak (LDC) in recognition to their outstanding performances.

Chief engineer (survey and investigation) Kanwarjit Singh also spoke on the occasion.

The SEs, EEs and AEs from various circles, division, sub division and headquarter participated the daylong programme.


ZP chairperson emphasizes on financially viable  schemes

CHANGLANG Aug 10: All rural schemes and proposals for inclusion in AAP and AOP should be finalized in due consultation with the grassroots level workers, said Changlang ZPC Junpo Taikam Jugli.

Presiding over the 3rd Changlang Zilla Parishad meeting yesterday, Jugli said that the proposed schemes\proposal should be considered taking into consideration its economical viability.

She criticized the various developmental schemes/project implementing agencies, particularly under SSA, for not involving the PR bodies while implementing such schemes/projects. She cautioned that such attitude on the part of the authority would not be tolerated now onwards.

Meanwhile, emphasizing on good quality seeds for the rural farmers, she asked officers of the Agriculture and Horticulture department to provide high yielding variety seeds for higher production. The farmers should be made aware on the modern technology to improve Agri-Horti productivity.

Changlang AC and member secretary of zilla parishad  MC Roy dwelt in length on devolution of power and functions to the Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) as per the 73rd amendment of the Constitution for proper functioning of the PR institutions. He said the PRI bodies should be empowered to carry out developmental activities at grassroots level. He also described how he has been facing difficulties while running the District Panchayat Development Office (DPDO) due to fund paucity. He said that the annual fund allocation of 7.5 lacs was not sufficient to meet the requirements.

Touching upon public demands and delimitation of Miao-Kharsang Anchal Samity to create a new Miao-Vijoynagar Zilla Parishad Segment and exclusion of Miao-Singpho village from urban status, he asked to pass it in ZP resolution and submit it to the deputy commissioner, who will further forward it to the government for necessary approval/sanction.

Izmir Tikhak, Former ZP Chairperson advised that the grassroots level workers who know the rural problems should be careful while preparing schemes for inclusion in AAP/AoP. He further said.

All ZP members and anchal chairpersons took part in the meeting. They, however, demanded appropriate action against those officers, who were supposed to be attended but did not turn for the meeting.

Various schemes for inclusion in AAP/AoP for 2011-2012 were submitted in the meeting. DIPRO.


Army recruitment rally

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Indian Army will conduct recruitment rallies, especially  for the candidates of Tawang, East Kameng and West Kameng districts, for recruitment to the posts under various categories at Tawang and Rupa  from September 9 to 18 next.

For this Army will be conducting  recruitment rallies for eligible candidates from 09 Sep to 18 Sep 2011 at Tawang and Rupa, for Tawang, East Kameng and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

The candidates from Tawang, East Kameng and West Kameng districts are asked to report at Higher Secondary School Ground at Tawang on September 9  and at Gyaptong Regional Sports Stadium at Rupa on September 13 and 14, 2011. The candidates of Technical/ Nursing Assistant/ Clerks categories and sons of serving/retired soldiers, NCC Certificate holders and sportsmen, who have represented at state or national level will be tested on Sep 9 at Tawang and on Sep 14 at Rupa.  

Written Test for the candidates of the selected candidates will be held on September 18  at Higher Secondary School, Rupa. The final results may be expected by the candidates within three weeks.

The minimum height of the candidate for Soldier (GD) should be at least 160 cm and class VIII pass.

All the interested candidates are advised to bring their original educational documents, birth certificate, PRC and character certificate duly countersigned by the DDSE.

Interested candidates may contact ARO Jorhat (tele: 0376-2310830) for detailed informations.


NCP calls for immediate restoration of roads

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Expressing concern over the present road communication scenario in various parts of the state, particularly in the Capital Complex, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh has urged upon the concerned department to take up road restoration works on war-footing in order to bring succor to the suffering people of the state.

In absence of air service facilities in the state, the restoration of road link is the only solution to deliver service to the people, the NCP vice president Tad Tana said in a release today.

The basic needs of life  such as edible items, medicines are not reaching to the common masses due to blockade of roads after devastation caused by recent heavy downpour, the NCP said.  The stocks of medicines and other medical facilities in various primary health centres, community heath centres and General hospitals in the state are not up the mark, the NCP leader claimed and cautioned that if precautionary measures are not taken the water born disease may make the situation worse.

Pointing out disruption in Domukh-Sagalee road for last  many days due to road blockade caused by the landslide, the NCP  also expressed displeasure over the slow progress of road restoration works in state capital and said that the work progress indicates the complete failure of the PWD and UD.

The NCP leader called upon the state Govt, particularly the concerned department to restore the Doimukh-Sagalee road and other block point immediately. He also called upon the concerned departments and contractors to strictly follow the guidelines and norms with proper soil test before embarking upon construction works and also request the administration act tough against illegal earth cutting and other construction works in state, particularly in state Capital.


Zilla Lok Shiksha Samiti reviews activities

Aalo, Aug 10 : All activities related to formation of Zilla Lok Shiksha Samity at district, block and village level were elaborately discussed in a coordination meeting held under the chairmanship of West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jarsa Gamlin yesterday.

Gamlin said that the programme which comes under Saakshar Bharat envisages education for all especially targeting SC, ST, Minority and over Backward Classes and break up male-female literacy disparity. We should put our hand together for a long drawn exercise to fulfill this national mission, he said and asked all coordinators Panchayat leaders and teachers at all levels to come up for the cause of education. Survey works should be carried out properly to locate school dropouts and illiterates in the far flung pockets of our tribal belts, he said.

West Siang deputy commissioner Amjad Tak, who is also the chief executive officer of the mission, urged field officers at all levels, especially the girls and women, to come up with more assertive role. The 50 per cent reservation in Panchayat bodies for women is indicative of Government’s desires to shift focus and more responsibility towards women empowerment in the development process. He stressed on selection of good educators and list out all non-performers to bring about changes and keep up the initial process though the district is yet to get fund for implementation. He insisted on keeping the cheque book with Government servant at all levels for the sake of fixing responsibility.

Retired Principal, Kirnya Bagra stressed on proper training to all coordinators at all levels to make the mission successful. West Siang DDSE Nyage Potom called for all out effort to bring out positive changes.

The DAEO cum member secretary of the mission Moli Tato elaborated on monitoring and supervision, mode of operation/handling of cheque books, running of Lok Shiksha Kendra, return reports, opening of E-mail IDs at various level, household survey, assessment test for learners etc.

The Panchayat leaders, ADEOs, coordinators also spoke to spelt out their initiatives and problems. DIPRO.


Agri commissioner visits implementation of schemes in Lower Subansiri

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Agriculture and Horticulture Commissioner Hage Kojeen visited the district agriculture office and district horticulture office of Lower Subansiri district yesterday to gather first hand knowledge about various ongoing schemes/projects and others problems faced by both the departments.

The commissioner while interacting with the officers, advised them to pass innovative ideas and modern techniques to the farmers for higher production and serve the people sincerely. He gave emphasis on maintaining quality while implementing any schemes or project.

He also visited various ongoing central and state govt sponsored schemes and projects of Agriculture and Horticulture department, including Kiwi garden and high technology tubular trust poly house under Technology Mission and low cost poly house and Kiwi and Vegetable Garden under Area Expansion Programme, a state plan scheme.

He also visited watershed project area at Lyanjo, Tajang village and off-season vegetable land terracing and way side market shed.

He appreciated the farmers for their sincere effort; hard working and enthusiasm which yielded desirable result. He gave emphasis on organic cultivation, use of quality planting material by the farmers.

The commissioner has been apprised of the poor marketing infrastructure to sale off the produces by the farmers during their interaction with the former.

The commissioner was accompanied by Dani Yubbe, DAO,  Bullo Tama, DHO and other officials during the field visit.

Later, the commissioner visited Government Agriculture Farm at Yazali.


Tawang new DC and Army officer discuss development issues

TAWANG, Aug 10: Tawang deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen, who assumed office on August 1, called on Brig Sudhakar, Commander 190 Mountain brigade, at the latter’s office today.

During their discussion, the Brig Sudhakar informed the DC about various civic and welfare activities initiated by the Army under the aegis of 190 Mountain brigade for the welfare of the people of Tawang. Among them, Bharat darshan for the local students, setting up of a distant learning centre at Tawang under IGNOU and celebration of Maitri Diwas etc. are worth mentioning, he said. He further informed that the first ever Army recruitment rally would be held in Tawang shortly. The Commander also highlighted the cordial relation prevailing between civil and Army at Tawang which is a unique feature in the country setting an example for others.

The DC on his part assured full cooperation from the civil administration in every endeavor of the Army for the sake of the people of Tawang since both the Army and civil administration are rendering their services, although in different ways,  for the nation and its ultimate benefit.

He said that all the major pending issues like land acquisition by Army and other matters which requires DC’s personal intervention would be taken up without any delay.

The DC and his team of officers were taken to Tawang War memorial where they paid homage to the martyrs of Indo- China war of 1962.

The DC also visited the newly constructed VIP lounge at Army helipad and the green house created by the Army for growing seasonal vegetables on experimental basis.

The DC was accompanied by hosts of officers and officials of the district.


Sonam inaugurates a Rostrum

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Chairman Jalley Sonam inaugurated a Rostrum funded by the Board at General ground, Kaying in presence of Public leaders, GB’s and intellectuals of Kaying Block.

Addressing the gathering, Sonam advised the public to maintain peace and tranquility in every sector and also urged them to cooperate with the state government for all round development of the state.

Later, he laid down the foundation stone for construction of link road from Kale Pigo to Rebo near Bogne village in presence of GB’s, Public leaders, students and villagers.


Revoke transfer order: ESES

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: East Siang Elite Society (ESES) condemned the State Government‘s decision to transfer ‘very genuine’ and ‘efficient’ administrative officer Onit Panyang and demanded to revoke the transfer order for the betterment of East Siang district.

“Unlike his predecessors, Panyang has been executing his power and functions efficiently which is evident from his recent eviction drive against the land encroachers in Pasighat town. In fact, he is a boon to the East Siang district, who could stand up against social menace, ESES said.

“So many DCs have come and gone before the present DC, but never did they take up such initiatives. Had they done something at the very beginning this situation would not have happened today,” it said.   

The association hoped that state’s chief secretary’s positive respond towards the ESES’ demand would be highly considered as an encouragement to the genuine and efficient officers of the state, it said. Meanwhile, the Society strongly condemned the statement made by United Siang Progressive Alliance (USPA). The DC has become a big obstacle for those illegal land encroachers and that is why these people with vested interest are trying to get him out of the district,  it added.


PSSC won Border Area Friendship Volleyball trophy

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Pip Sorang Sports Club beat Team Ka Nam Team in the final match of the Border Area Friendship Volleyball Tournament on August 9. The tournament was held at Hollongi and organized by Hollongi Nyegam Youth Association and sponsored by All Arunachal Youth Association.

The winner walked away with a trophy and cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and the runner up with trophy and cash prize of Rs. 10,000.

Meanwhile, Kelik Tanyang was adjudged as best player and Gohpur Town Club Assam as best discipline team.

The final match was witnessed by ZPM Tana Bado, GB Association Balijan, President Nabam Niki as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

Both the guests assured to provide possible help to the organizing committee for conducting the tournament in near future.


DC inaugurates community hall

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Upper Siang deputy commissioner Liyon Borang inaugurated a Community Hall at Sibum village under Katan circle on August 8 last and called upon the villagers to preserve it as an institution for imparting knowledge and tradition in the society.

He also inaugurated a link road and a girl’s residential middle school constructed by RWD under ACA (RLR) and MLALAD respectively.

Responding to a public memorandum, he assured to provide best possible assistance in education and medical sectors in the area. The DC also requested public to avail the CM Disability and CM Talent Search Schemes recently launched by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by SP, DMO, DDSE and other officers.

Borang also inaugurated the extension office building of District Planning office Yingkiong today amidst gathering of officers.

The DC interacted with the officers, reviewed various proposals under district planning. He also briefed the officers shortlisted to accompany him and the local MLA about the proposed Titapuri tour in the 3rd week of this month.

Jumdo Diyum, DPO hoped that the new building will facilitate smooth functioning of the office. DIPRO


APCC conducts puja for Sonia Gandhi

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has organized special puja in Namghar, Shiv Mandir, Gurudwara and Masjid in Naharlagun and Siddharth Vihar Gompa and Theravada Temple, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar for speedy recovery of AICC president Sonia Gandhi and her safe return to India. Sonia Gandhi is now recuperating after surgery at a Hospital in America.

Parish Father of St Mary Catholic Church, Daying Ering Colony, Itanagar will conduct a special mass prayer for speedy recovery of Sonia on August 11, the APCC informed.


Roing VKF lift Ita Pulu Memorial Football Cup

ROING, Aug 10: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) Roing lifted the Ita Pulu Memorial Cup 2011 defeating New Abali 2-1 in the final at Intaya school’s play-ground here today.

VKV took early lead in the match through a goal from Khumba Lingi. However, New Abali restored parity within the first half.

In the second half, VKV’s Amu Umpe scored another goal in 33 minute  which turned out to be the match winner.

The tournament is conducted on the theme of brotherhood, anti-drug and anti-alcohol awareness and with the slogan of “Strike beyond the horizon”.

Altogether, 17 teams took part in the 21 days tournament.

The winner and runners up teams were given cash prize of Rs 15,000 and Rs 8000  respectively.  

The match was witnessed by Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson, Lower Dibang Valley and  Dr A Yirang as chief guest and guest of honor.

Dr. Yirang delivered a speech on anti drug.

Former District Congress Committee Chairperson Golo Saring also spoke on the occasion.

The first edition of the Ita Pulu memorial football tournament was organized by All Idu Mishmi Student Union (AIMSU) last year in loving memory of Late Pulu, a pioneer and torchbearer of Idu Mishmi community.

This year’s inaugural tournament was kicked off by MLA Laeta Umbrey amidst hundreds of football lovers on July 16 last organized by chairperson of the tournament, Agni Mihu.

The tournament is approved and monitored by the core committee of District Sports Committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner as chairman and Superintendent of Police, Roing as member secretary and other officers as member.


Nampong GHSS boys and  girls teams win in soccer tourney

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Nampong Govt. Hr Sec. School girls team defeated St. Xavier Nampong by 5-3 goals in penalty kick in the final of the Block Level Sports tourney organized and sponsored by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Some slippery shots and thrilling actions by the players of both teams enthralled crowds during the 60 minutes of play.

Later in the day, the boys team of the same school defeated the St Xavier by a solitary goal in boys category.


District level training for ASHA facilitators

MIAO, Aug 10: The District Health Society organized a 7 days district level training on module VI  and VII for 20 ASHA facilitators (AFs) of Changlang was held at CHC Miao from August 3.

The training aimed to develop competencies and skills of ASHAs in the area of mother and child healthcare by providing proper support and guidance in order to improve the healthcare practices and status. ASHAs are the direct grassroots representatives of Central Government who work under NRHM to ensure better and accessible heath care services involving mother and child. The another aim of the training was to make sure that no one in rural areas is left out of the flagship programme.

Addressing the trainees, Dr. Pramathesh De, DMO Changlang threw light on various motives and objectives of the programme.

Dr. Parthasarathy Dutta, District Reproductive Child Health Officer, Changlang was the Co-coordinator who played a vital role in making the program a grand success.

The trainers included Dr. S. Bhattacharya MO i/c CHC Miao,  Neeliam Bangsia, Staff Nurse-cum- State Trainer; Hage Munya, GNM District Trainer;  Rumini Zongsam, GNM.

The overall management pertaining to the training was shouldered by  Womnon Latem, DCM Changlang, Mantang Kamba, BA-DA, Mahadev Jana, Pharmacist.