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Doimukh JNV celebrates annual school week

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.


Solung festival

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 occasion.

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.


Social service

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, President, SUN.

“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 August 16

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.


Social service

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.


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Rural Bank reaches Rumgong

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 India.

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 celebration..

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 rain.

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, Itanagar today.

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 eye exercise.

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.

The teams:

CM’s XI:  Lokam Tassar,  (Captain),  Thangwang Wangham,  (Vice Captain), Kalikha Pul, Likha Saya, Honchun Hgandam,  Jambey Tashi , Pema Khandu,  Karikho Kri,  Atum Willey,  Jomde Kena,  Jarkar Gamlin, P.D. Sona , Gojen Gadi,  Wanglin Lowangdong.

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, Gyamir Jeel.


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 (USA).

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.