ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Like the previous year, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Doimukh in
Papum Pare district has been celebrating its Vidyalaya Week in a befitting manner
from August 12. This would be followed by celebration of 8th Vidyalaya Foundation
Day on August 18.
While inaugurating the week-long programme as chief guest at Vidyalaya premises former
Doimukh ZPM Nabam Vivek delivered a valuable speech in front of Vidyalaya fraternity.
Earlier, the programme started with welcome song presented by the students of JNV.
Various cultural programmes are also being organized with enthusiastic participation
of students to mark the school week.
NEDWS organizes mega tree plantation
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) has organized
a mega tree plantation cum social service at forest park and circuit house campus
of Daporijo recently.
Addressing the occasion as chief guest, Daporijo ASM Lome Sindak called upon the
people to create mass awareness on environment, plant trees and stop deforestation
for preservation of environment and maintenance of ecological balance. He further
lauded the NEDWS for its role in preservation of environment.
The guest of honour G Ete, ADC Daporijo administered the oath of affirmation to the
newly appointed 15-member executive body of the NEDWS Upper Subansiri district unit.
The district unit of the Society is headed by Tanyi Rai as president, Made Siyum,
general secretary and Yaper Rai as president of women wing of the society unit.
NEDWS president Tabom Boje in his address called upon the NGOs to play a greater
role for preservation of environment. Highlighting the role of the Society he also
emphasized on preservation of own culture and identity.
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Like previous year the Solung, the major festival of Adis, will
be celebrated with great pomp and gaiety this year too at Itanagar on 1st September.
The Itanagar Solung Festival Committee headed by Bodong Yirang, Director (Elementary
education) as president and Tanon Tatak, Assistant Commissioner (Tax and Excise)
as general secretary has been endeavoring for grand success of the festival.
This year also “Diigok-Roli” , the souvenir cum magazine will be published on the
Apart from today’s drawing and painting competition in memory of Late Lummer Dai,
the festival committee will also organize indigenous games, exhibitions, folk song
and folk dance competitions, Aabangs and felicitation function for the Adi student
toppers in the JEE and CBSE-2011 during festival days.
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum in collaboration with town
magistrate decided to organise a social service from Bank Tinali to ‘0’ Point, Itanagar
on August 17 next.
NERIST‘s support for Jan Lokpal Bill
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The Students’ Union of NERIST (SUN) has strongly supported the
movement demanding Jan Lokpal Bill.
“Anna Hazare is leading the country to a right direction and we, the students of
NERIST are campaigning and forward ourselves to fight for a cause,” said Mai Aram,
“Any kind of mal-administration and misconduct won’t be tolerated by the students”,
said Shankar Bagang, General Secretary, S.U.N .
SUN said that NERIST will raise her voice against corruption by abstaining from electric
supply from 8 pm to 9 pm on the 65th Independence Day on August 15.
The present system adopted by the central government to check corruption is too ineffective
to make India corruption-free. The results are crystal clear when mass corruption
cases like 2G spectrum come up, SUN said in a release..
SHG leads village community to social service
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The Sanya SHG of Khasan Jugli village formed under the AMYAA (NGO)
of Namphai-I takes the lead role in mobilizing their village community to “keep your
village clean” drive through social service.
The SHG has taken up Mushroom Cultivation as one of their main income generation
activity. The success of their Mushroom Cultivation has inspired many other SHGs
under Khagam CD Block, Miao.
The members of the SHG have been imparting mushroom cultivation training to the SHGs
of other villagers as resource persons.
The AMYAA (NGO) aims at nurturing this SHG to make a model SHG in Changlang district.
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) in a meeting
held today constituted its RTI wing, namely, Right to Information Bureau Cell (RTIBC)
with Yayi Doke Lendo and Sakti Lamgu and A Kilo as chairperson, vice chairperson
and general secretary respectively of the Cell.
ALSU advocates for panel of judges
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Expressing concern over the large number of pending cases in the
courts, the Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has appealed to the higher authorities
to constitute a panel of judges with experienced and capable magistrates for speedy
disposal of cases in the state.
Neither the administrative nor the judicial activities are running in right spirit
due to non-separation of judiciary from executive, the ALSU said adding that common
people are ultimately suffering from the delayed judgment. It advocated that until
the separation of judiciary, the panel of judges should be empowered to deliver judgment
for speedy disposal of cases.
Oath taking ceremony
TANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong will administer
oath to MLA Pema Khandu at Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Naharlagun on
Pema was elected to the Arunachal Pradesh fifth legislative assembly from 3-Mukto
(ST) assembly constituency in the recently concluded bye-election.
Richukrong remains cut off
ITANAGAR: Richukrong circle head-quarter remained cut-off from rest of the state
due to heavy rainfall and flash flood recently informed former ASM of Richukrong.
ASM appealed to the concerned authority to look into the matter immediately.
NAHARLAGUN: A social service was conducted by the residents of Pappu Hill, Naharlagun
to repair the road which connects Pappu hill with NH 52-A.
The road was severely damaged due to heavy rain. Maximum damage was caused due to
land slide and chocked drains preventing free movement of vehicles.
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The 23rd Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank was opened at Rumgong in
West Siang district on August 12. The branch with core banking solution was inaugurated
by Obang Dai, Additional Deputy Commissioner in presence of large number of gathering.
“A new era has begun with the opening of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank branch at Rumgong,”
said Dai as chief guest after opening the bank branch. He said it would benefit all
sections of people in one way or others. Dai assured all possible help from his side
to the Rural Bank and its employees at Rumgong.
Rumgong MLA Tamiyo Taga, Guest of Honour, thanked the former Chief Minister, late
Dorjee Khandu and former Finance Minister Setong Sena for their initiatives for opening
bank branches in un-banked blocks of the state. He also lauded Chief Minister Jarbom
Gamlin and present Finance Minister Kalikho Pul for fulfilling the long felt demand
of the people of Rumgong.
Boleng Branch manager P B Chettry, who represented the head office of the rural
bank in the capacity of a senior manager, spoke in details about the history of RRBs
in general and APRB in particular and the role played by APRB in socio-economic development
of the state. Another representative of the bank, Marpak Nyori, officer of the Aalo
bank branch delivered his welcome address. Special guest Mili Pushang, District
Planning Officer, West Siang district also spoke on occasion and commended the local
administration led by O Dai, ADC for their support. Millo Arun, the Branch Manager
of Rumgong branch gave vote of thanks and assured the people to extend all possible
banking services at par with commercial banks. Among others panchayat leaders were
also present on the occasion.
Japanese project extends support to forest institute
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is running a project,
namely, “Capacity development for forest management and training of personnel” across
The Arunachal Pradesh Forest Training Institute, Roing would get a facelift with
rehabilitation package envisaged for improvement in infrastructure sector of the
institute under the JICA project, informed APFTI, Roing Director Nani Sha today.
Sha further informed that Institute shall have a new administrative cum academic
building and a trainees hostel of 58 capacities and would also installed modern and
updated training equipment under the package.
The Director expressed hope that the new infrastructure would facilitate in removing
training backlog both in induction and in-service trainings to the frontline staff
of the department.
BBK stages dharna, demands revocation of DC’s transfer
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Bogong Banggo Kebang(BBK) today organized a peaceful sit-in dharna
at Gandhi Chowk, Pasighat bazaar in favour of its demand for immediate revocation
of transfer of the Deputy Commissioner, East Siang district. The indefinite dharna
will continue till the government heed to its demands, the BBK declared.
Earlier in the morning a meeting was organized in which President of Bogong Banggo
Kebang T Jamoh called for everyone to participate in the dharna. Representatives
from different communities settled in the town delivered lecturer stressing on the
need for revocation of the transfer order of Deputy Commissioner and continuance
of eviction drive. The whole township responded to the call of the BBK, with enthusiastic
response, the BBK said in a release. Many retired officials, villagers from nearby
areas, various student communities form different schools and colleges, elderly persons
from the township and business community of the town attended the dharna.
It is worth mentioning here that few days ago the historic old town Pasighat witnessed
massive eviction drive against illegal encroachment. In a first of its kind in Arunachal,
district administration led by deputy commissioner Onit Panyang had launched strong
action against land grabber in Pasighat town.
Award for lifter Yukar Sibi
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Lifter Yukar Sibi, Havaldar (non commissioned) has been chosen
for ‘Chief of Army Staff Commendation Award’ by Chief of Army staff General VK Singh
in recognition of his outstanding performance in national and international championship.
He won a gold medal in the first IWF World GP held in Penang Malaysia last year.
Besides, Sibi being sub-junior level weightlifter had broken the national record
in Sr National Weightlifting Championship in March 2011.
The award would presented to Sibi by Col RS Bishnoi, Commandant, Army Sports Institute
(ASI), Pune on behalf of the Chief of Army on the occasion of 64th Independence Day
Meanwhile, ASI Pune highly praised Arunachal Weightlifting Association, especially
its president Abraham Techi, who is also joint secretary of Indian Weightlifting
Federation and AWA general secretary Daniel Yeli for their efforts to expose the
hidden sports talents from of Arunachal Pradesh. It may be mentioned here that many
budding sports talents from Arunachal Pradesh are presently training at ASI.
AACWA pleads for adequate road restoration fund
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association (AACWA) has appealed
to both State and Central Govts to grant adequate fund for maintenance of Doimukh-Sagalee
road during rainy season. It said that more than Rs 50 crore will be required for
proper restoration of the road.
Stating that human being can not fight against nature’s fury, the Association also
appealed to all section of people to extend cooperation to the authorities in spite
of indulging in blame game at these hours of need.
It may be mentioned here that a team of the Association headed by its president Nabam
Tagam took part in the social service organized by Sagalee Anchal Samiti chairperson
Nabam Yakum for restoration of Sagalee-Doimukh road yesterday. The Association
appreciated Sagalee PWD EE Dubey Dolum and others for their untiring efforts for
restoration of road link.
Meanwhile, under the initiative of the Association, a committee, namely, Flood Damage
Restoration Work Committee (FDRWC) was constituted to assess the flood damage, assist
the concerned department in road restoration and to pursue the Govt for allocation
of fund for yearly restoration of said road during rainy season. The committee included
PWD EE, Nabam Tagam and Nabam Isser as chief patron, patron and member secretary.
Union demands FDR fund
All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) has appealed to the Chief Minister
and Finance Minister to release Flood Damage Restoration (FDR) fund immediately for
restoration of damages of roads and bridges due to recent landslide trigger by torrential
Pointing out the major damages on Doimukh-Sagalee road and NH 52 A, the union said
no such major destruction reported from any other district except Papum Pare. It
appealed to the state Govt to release adequate fund to concerned agencies for immediate
restoration of the road and also stressed on judicious utilization of fund.
Meanwhile, APPDSU team headed by president Nabam John visited the Doimukh-Sagalee
road restoration work and appreciated Sagalee PWD EE Dube Dolum and his subordinate
staff for the tireless efforts for early restoration of road.
Eye screening camp held
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: R.K Mission Hospital, Itanagar conducted eye screening camp at
Donyi-Polo Mission School for the Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired, Chimpu,
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Abraham Siram, eye specialist RKMH said children are
prone to catch a numbers of eye related diseases due to ignorance on the part of
children and parents. However, a little bit attention can prevent a number of eye
related problems, he said and added that in a residential school, the school management
and teachers needs to take appropriate first aid care and preventive measures to
avoid big occurrence.
He further highlighted on eye care and maintenance and importance of vitamin A and
Principal of the institution, H Sharma expressed gratitude to the secretary, RK Mission
Hospital for organizing eye camp in the school for less privileged children and also
for providing requisite medicines free of cost to the children and staff. He said
“there are about 37 million blind people in the world and 90% of them living in developing
countries. The main causes of the blindness are poverty, lack of access to basic
health care and lack of awareness. 75% of cases of blindness are treatable by simple
means or could have been avoided in the first place,” he added.
Friendly football match
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: A friendly football match between Chief Minister’s XI and Secretary
XI is being organized by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun on August 15 at 3 pm.
Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar is the captain of the CM’s XI while Secretary
XI would be led by Chief Secretary Tabom Bam as captain.
Chief Secretary XI :Tabom Bam (Captain), Tape Bagra (Vice Captain), Kapha Kholi,
Hage Kojin, Hage Khoda, Robin Hibu, Gamli Padu, Nyali Ette, Take Ringu, Tusar Ringu,
Taba Tadir, Taru Gusar, Toko Babu, Ramesh Linggi, Tadar Appa, L.R. Singh, Nada Appa,
Society calls for remedial measures
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Central funds provided under various schemes are not benefitting
the targeted people, especially in education sector due to negligence of some officers,
alleged Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS).
Citing example of such mis-utilization of fund, ECDS in a release claimed that students
of various Government schools, who are supposed to be provided free ready-made school
uniform, are being supplied this in the form of cloths in meter to the students.
The society, meanwhile, blamed illegal earth cutting near highway as one of the
main reasons that causes damage to the road. Instead of holding the department concerned
only responsible for the bad road condition, the people, who are indulging in such
illegal earth cutting, land encroachment, should also realize their faults, the Society
said. The society also criticized the authority for failing to take action against
Govt. land encroachers in Capital Complex.
Meanwhile, it suggested the authorities concerned to lift the ban order on land allotment
at capital complex. The Society said that many genuine village land holders near
Capital Complex are facing problems due to the ban order. The ban order should be
restricted in those areas of capital complex where Govt quarters are already established,
the society said.
International Youth Day observed across state
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: International Youth Day was observed with various activities all
over the state yesterday.
Attending the musical nite and prize distribution ceremony organized to mark the
day here yesterday, Thangwang Wangham, Parliamentary Secretary (H&FW) said that the
youth are the future of the nation. He called on the youth to use their energy and
potentiality to contribute meaningfully for the society and the nation. Unfortunately
many youths today are without direction and guidance and International Youth Day
is a day to engage youth meaningfully and provide them direction and guidance so
that they can contribute in the nation building, Wangham added.
Earlier in the morning Dr. K. Nishing, Director Health Services while inaugurating
T20 cricket tournament at NERIST, Nirjuli, said that IYD is an opportunity to disseminate
message on HIV/AIDS. It may not be possible that everyone will carry the message
forward. But if at least some people who are sincere shall definitely carry the message
forward, he added. He also repented that many of the youths in our state are in the
misadventure of their life which prove costly for themselves later in the life. He
urged the youth to refine themselves before it become too late.
Dr. Emi Rumi, Project Director, APSACS in his keynote address said that the UN Assembly
resolved to observe 12th August as International Day every year to commemorate youth
force for welfare of the society. He exhorted the youths to disseminate the message
on HIV/AIDS to the general population so that people can have a proper knowledge
to prevent HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Riken Rina, Jt. Director (B/S) APSACS, AD Singh NSS Programme Officer, NERIST,
Tashor Pali, DD(IEC) APSACS also spoke on the occasion. A T20 Cricket Tournament
was organized at NERIST Playground to mark the day. Four teams viz: NERSIT XI, DN
College XI, NGO TI XI and APSACS XI took part in the tournament.
In the final match TI NGO XI beat NERIST by 5 wickets to lift the trophy and a cash
prize of Rs. 3000. The runners up team was given trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2000.
International Youth Day was observed in other part of the state through Red Ribbon
Clubs under APSACS, reported, T. Pali, DD (IEC), APSACS.
Centenary Special Komeng Dai Art Competition held
PASIGHAT, Aug 13: Paying tributes to the legendary Artist/Painter Lt. Komeng Dai,
the Literary Committee of Central Solung Festival Celebration Committee, 2011 organized
a Centenary Special Children Painting Competition today at the Solung Hall Pasighat.
The budding artists in three categories (Minor, Junior and Senior) drew pictures
of Goddess Kiine Nane, God Doying Bote and Adi houses in the competition.
More than 200 students from various schools of Pasighat participated in the competition
to show their creativity.
The top three position holders in all categories will be awarded during the ensuing
Solung Festival celebration here on Sept 1 next.
The programme was sponsored by Phenix Properties Ltd. Guwahati (Assam). DIPRO
APCC organizes prayer meet for Sonia Gandhi
ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) organized a mass prayer
meet for early recovery and safe return of AICC president and UPA chairperson Sonia
Gandhi, who is currently under treatment at a hospital in United States of America
The prayer meet was attended by former minister and APCC vice president Tatar Kipa,
Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly, APCC office bearers and a large numbers
of members and party workers.
Some religious leaders, including, Md. Mohibur Rehman, Moulabi of Ganga, Parish Fr.
Policarp of St. Marry’s Church of Itanagar, Pandit Choubey Ji of Hanuman Mandir of
Ganga Market along with their followers also offered prayer to almighty to shower
blessing for speedy recovery of Sonia.