Changlang, Aug 16: The 6th Governing Body Meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) of
District Hospital, Changlang was held in the IDSP Conference Hall of District Hospital,
Changlang under the chairmanship of Changlang Deputy Commissioner today.
Member Secretary, RKS, Dr. H. Tangjang presented a power-point presentation of the
audit report of the year 2010-11 and the physical achievements of the RKS during
2010-11. He also presented the proposal for the financial year 2011-12 which included
repair and renovations of OPD block, earmarking 20 pc of the corpus fund for POL
expenses under JSSK Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakarm and 5 pc of the corpus fund
for POL against D.G. set among others.
The meeting adopted the resolutions unanimously.
The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary T. Taiju, P. Khimhun, former
minister T. Ngemu, Tarap Welfare Society president John Jugli, ZPM N. Changmi, public
leaders and other members of the Governing Body.
Org demands deportation of illegal migrants
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organisation (APATCYA) has
demanded the state Govt, particularly district administration to cancel ST, PR
and land allotment certificates and trading license issued to suspected Tibetans
residing in Capital region and also take action against suspected illegal Bangladeshis
residing in Capital. The organization said if the Govt does take steps for deportation
of illegal migrants, they may pose serious threat to the existence of indigenous
people of the state.
ALSU pleads for law dept
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A delegation of Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has submitted
a memorandum to the Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor and requested him to
initiate steps for creation of law department from the coming session.
Pointing out the state Govt’s decision to start a new law college soon and also
undergraduate courses on law being taught in Arunachal Law Academy, the union said
that a feeder institution in RGU will immensely benefit the law students in the
state. Moreover, poor students who are pursuing higher education in law will also
be benefitted with opening of law department in RGU, it said.
The Vice-Chancellor reportedly assured to place the demand before UGC for necessary
President’s Police medals for 19 ITBP officers
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: On the occasion of Independence Day, 19 ITBP officers have been
awarded President’s Police Medals for their distinguished and meritorious services.
According to a statement issued by the ITBP today, President Police Medal has been
announced for three officers for their distinguished service and Police Medal for
16 officers for meritorious service.
President Police Medal for distinguished service has been awarded to DIG Harbhajan
Singh, DIG R K Saini and DIG R K D Singh.
Police Medal for meritorious Service has been awarded to DIG Amit Prasad, DIG S
K Sharma, DIG G S Virk, Commandant A K Negi, Commandant (engineer) Ravinder Pandey,
Second-in-Command (now retired) Phurba Sherpa, Assistant Commandant (Office) L B
S Rathore, Assistant Commandant/Education Damyanti Negi, Inspector (education) Krishna
Kumar Sharma, Inspector Kanshi Singh, Inspector Bhola Nath, Inspector Gajendra Singh
Rawat, Inspector (retired) Surendra Singh Gusain, Inspector Raghunath Singh, Head
Constable Vijay Kumar and Constable Prakash Chand.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: More than 200 members of Police colony, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar conducted
a social service at College Tinali to colony road on August 14 last. The members
renovated the road which was completely damaged by the recent flood.
The social service was conducted under the banner of Police Colony Women Welfare
Sub-junior team for national boxing champ selected
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association has announced a 10-member
team for the 2nd sub-junior Men National Boxing Championship to be held at Shillong
from September 5 to 10 next. The team was selected through a selection trial held
at Sports Authority of India, SAG Centre, Naharlagun on August 12. The team members
are: Techi Bida, Aguk Juja, Sanjay Rabha, Ghanashyam Chetry, Khungpong Wangcha, David
Digli, Jenhu Homnya, Karling Natung, Sosel Tayeng and Kangsom Kongkhang. Coach: Rupak
Raj Durah and Teli Kahi. Manager Sijen Thakkho.
D T Dinglow will attend the championship as technical delegate.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Environmental Protection Society (EPS) led by its president Jambey
Dondu in collaboration with the DUDA shouldered the responsibility of the cleanliness
in and around the Parade Ground I G Park where the Independence day is celebrated
The members of EPS and the DUDA conducted a cleanliness drive in and around the venue
before and after the I-Day celebration on August 14 and 16 and disposed off all scraps/plastics
and wastes materials.
EPS appealed to all to keep their surrounding neat and clean for healthy environment.
Meanwhile, EPS informed that prizes to the winners of inter-school essay writing
competition, which was organized during the World Environment day celebration this
year, were also distributed. The prizes were distributed by the chief guest of the
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: People of Hill Top Colony (Ess-Sector) has cleared the jungles,
filled the potholes of the raod from water tank point (Ess-sector) to Doodarshan
colony via minister bungalows through social service on August 14. The social service
was supervised by Hill Top Colony Welfare Committee.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The entire family of Frontier School, Ziro condoled the untimely
demise of Budhi Yapa, a student of the school, who died on August 13 at a very tender
The school fraternity, in a condolence meeting, prayed to almighty to bestow courage
to the bereaved family to overcome this crisis. They also prayed for eternal peace
of the departed soul.
‘Regulate traffic movement’
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Arunachal Youngstar United has appealed to the capital administration
and traffic police to regulate the traffic movement during office hours within the
Capital. It said that traffic should be diverted traffic through circuit house and
Doordarshan colony during rush hours to avoid traffic jam.
Social service to restore road link
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A mass social service was organized by the GPMs, general publics
and youths of the Chemi village to restore the village link road and damaged bridge
which connects Chemi village to Ganga village via Itanagar.
Heavy rains caused extensive damage to the bridge which was constructed in 1996 by
the Rural Works Department (RWD).
Meanwhile, GPM chairperson Teli Had appealed to the ZPM, local MLA and the concern
department like Public Work Department (PWD) and Rural works Department (RWD) to
take initiative and immediate steps for the restoration of the damaged bridge and
the village link roads of Ganga and Chemi village.
He expressed gratitude to All Papun Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) general
secretary Teli Duli Camdir for making the social service success with their participation.
He also thanked all the youths, general publics and GB, of the village for their
full cooperation and supports.
Meanwhile, the APPDSU general secretary has strongly criticized the department concerned
for not properly maintaining the road and bridge and held them responsible for damage
of it. He also urged the ZPM, local MLA, PWD and RWD ministers to take immediate
steps to restore the road damage caused by the rain water.
ABSU calls off proposed bandh
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Bogong Students’ Union (ABSU) has decided to call off its 36th
hour Pasighat bandh after the assurance from local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram
Siram on behalf of state government that the demand of Bogong Bango Kebang (BBK),Bogong
Bango Yameng Kebang (BBYK) and ABSU will be looked into. They have been demanding
immediate cancellation of transfer order issued to deputy commissioner Onit Panyang
and continuation of eviction drive in Pasighat town.
The indefinite dharna by BBK which entered its third day was also called off on 15th
August. While welcoming the decision of the government for the retention of Deputy
Commissioner, BBK called upon all the denizens of Pasighat to cooperate with the
district administration for smooth carrying out of eviction drive against illegal
Governor attends ‘at home’
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Participating in the 65th Independence Day celebration, Arunachal
Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh attended the 'At Home' function hosted by the State
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall, Niti Vihar here yesterday.
Governor interacted with the State ministers, distinguished citizens, senior officials,
members of Non Governmental Organizations, Gaon burahs and school children on the
joyous occasion and exchanged Independence Day greetings.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The members of Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee visited Naharlagun
State Hospital and Mother Teresa Orphan Home and distributed fruits and other eatable
items to the patients and orphans respectably on the occasion of Independence Day
on August 15.
Earlier, the NBWC and UD department jointly organize a mega cleanliness drive at
town and bazaar area on August 13 on the eve of I-Day.
‘People ready to donate land for CO HQ’
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: While appreciating the reported assurance of the Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin and Chief secretary for creation of new circle headquarter, namely,
Pachi Pahi at Leel under Kurung Kumey district, All Leel Youth Association (ALYA)
said that the people of Leel village are ready to donate land free of cost for the
establishment of circle headquarter. The Association also appealed to the Nyapin
MLA to look into the matter seriously.
CM distributes fruits to patients at RKMH
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin along with his cabinet colleagues
Kalikho Pul and Setong Sena distributed fruits to the in patients of Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital here on the joyous occasion of 65th Independence Day on August 15
This is a regular practice and legacy that is being followed every year on every
Arunachalee people come out in street in support of Anna
New Delhi/ Itanagar, Aug 16: Gandhian Anna Hazare was tonight released from judicial
custody but he refused to leave the jail premises unless he was allowed to go on
fast at Jai Prakash Narayan Park with his conditions.
"Anna Hazare has been released but he is not coming out of the jail as he wants to
go straight to J P park and start his protest there," Manish Sisodia, Anna's close
aide, told mediapersons after he was also released this evening.
Hazare is now sitting in the office of Director General (Tihar) Neeraj Kumar and
waiting for the government's response.
Sisodia, however, denied to having received any information about sending Anna outside
As hundreds of supporters gathered outside Tihar jail carrying candles, Sisodia continued
the protest with them there itself.
He said Anna has requested that the movement should not die down.
Hazare was sent to seven days judicial custody this afternoon after he was arrested
by Delhi police for defying prohibitory orders.
Security was stepped up at J P park immediately after Anna put forth his demand.
His supporters started reaching the spot after which police had to detain them.
Along with the rest of the countrymen, people of capital complex, Arunachal Pradesh
too today came out in street in support of social activist Anna Hazare whose detention
by Delhi police has led to nation wide outcry. In Itanagar number of citizens led
by youth staged dharna at Akashdeep market. Shouting slogans and holding banners,
everyone present expressed their anger over detention of Anna Hazare and urged every
Arunachalee to join him in his crusade against corruption.
AAPSU Convenor Ringu Kuku who was among one of the participants informed that everybody
spontaneously participated in dharna. “When Anna is fighting for cause of billion
Indians, it is our duty to show solidarity with him. Arunachal is one of the most
corrupted states of India, therefore if Lokpal Bill becomes reality, citizen of this
state will bear maximum fruits,” stated Ringu Kuku.
Meanwhile, Transparency International India (TII), Arunachal chapter has also expressed
solidarity with Anna Hazare and his team in their fight against corruption.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh condemned the unjustified arrest of
noted Gandhian and social activist, Anna Hazare and his team members. The govt. can
not take away the right to protest. This is completely unprecedented the party said
and demanded immediate unconditional release of Hazare and his team.
Everyone has right to register protest democratically against corruption, the party
said while adding that the repressive course of action by the Govt on the people
involved in peaceful democratic protests is unbecoming and uncalled for. In the
democracy the larger interests of the people are the foremost concern before the
parliament and not be overlooked by the people’s representatives for their partisan
vote bank politics, the party said.
Expressing solidarity with Anna Azare, the Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe Students’
Union (APSTSU) strongly criticized the attitude of Congress led government in Delhi.
It described the arrest of Anna and his team as murder of democracy. The Union also
protested against the corrupt practices in the country and demanded immediate measures
to ban all such corrupt practices.
Arunachal celebrates Independence Day
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Along with the rest of the country, the 65th Independence day was
celebrated throughout Arunachal Pradesh with great enthusiasm on August 15. Large
number of people came out to celebrate the Independence day at IG Park in Itanagar
despite inclement weather.
Unfurling the National tri-colour at I G Park on the occasion, the Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin vowed to improve the law and order situation.”For any state to embark
on a path of growth, two issues are very critical – the prevalence of law and order
and the pace and consistency of development efforts. It gives me great pride to
say that in both, Arunachal has truly delivered,” said Gamlin in his address.
He urged the administration as well as the people to stand united against acts that
challenge the peace prevailing in the state.
“The rule of law must be prevail in the state and it is responsibility of the administration
to ensure that it does,” he said.
Talking tough on the repeated bandh call he further said "We must act as one to contain
the rapidly growing culture of periodic bandhs that has become a menace to public
life. I am also certain that bandhs, which harass the people and cause great economic
loss, are not the best means to register differences of opinion."
Giving priority on law and order, the Chief Minister further said that substantial
funds are being made available to Tirap and Changlang for strengthening and modernization
of police set-up in these two districts. State govt is also raising a battalion each
for Indian Reserve Battalion, Arunachal Pradesh Police and a separate battalion for
Tirap and Changlang which in turn would reinforce the security apparatus besides
giving ample job opportunities to local youths, he reiterated.
On employment opportunities for the educated youth of the state, the Chief Minister
said “We need to take up bottom-of-the-pyramid; grassroots-level schemes that will
benefit people living in their own areas and not have to move out from their lands.
There is a vital need to create livelihood opportunities and options within the districts
and headquarters – the only way to contain migration to urban centers. We must popularize
entrepreneurship, tourism ancillary services, rural tourism, etc. We must innovate
on possible schemes to create employment for our youth.”
Highlighting the importance of proper functioning of PDS in the state, the chief
minister said “We are aware that people’s expectations on the issue are very high.
With a view to streamlining the system, we have to consider for re-operationalization
of the Village Level Monitoring Committees and various other measures like surprise
checks by senior officers at FPS level, finalization of carriage contracts in a transparent
manner and providing support to the FCI for opening of godowns in 10 identified districts,
which is in progress. But the most essential step to re-vitalize the PDS would undoubtedly
be the launch of e-PDS software application in all districts to check duplicity,”
Colourful programmes by several cultural troupes, contingents of police, paramilitary
forces,NCC, Scouts & Guides, school students were the highlights of the Independence
Arunachal Pradesh has been making all out effort to bring the fruits of development
to the doorstep of every household, said PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing
the gathering at Yupia district headquarter on the occasion of Independence day
celebration on August 15.
Exhorting the people to cooperate with Govt, Tuki said Arunachal Pradesh has made
substantial progress in every field.
Highlighting the initiative of Central Govt under the leadership of UPA chairperson
Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the minister said the Central Govt
is very generous towards Arunachal Pradesh and many schemes are sanctioned to bring
the state at par with other state of the country.
Under NLCPR, out of the total number of 26 ongoing projects (roads -15, bridge -7,
building 4) with a sanctioned amount of Rs 384.22 crore, a total number of 3 projects
(road -2, building-1) have been completed, Tuki said while highlighting the achievement
of the PWD during 2010-11.
The minister also highlighted the achievements under CRF, SPA, ACA, ACA (Special
grant), NEC, ARIDF during 20-11.
Union Ministry of minority affairs has allotted an amount of Rs 15 crore for Papum
Pare district under Multi-Sectoral Development Plan (MsDP) for implementation of
the Prime Minister’s new 15 point programme for welfare of the minorities, the minister
disclosed and called upon the people of Papum Pare district to cooperate with the
district administration and executing agency in the implementing the development
As a part of the celebration, the Papum Pare District Health Society in collaboration
with the administration organized a free medical camp. Large number of general people
availed the benefit of the camp.
Earlier, the Tuki unfurled the National tri-colour in presence of local MLA Techi
Kaso, DC Pige Ligu, Papum Pare SP, administrative officers, PR leaders, gaon burahs
and village elders and large number of general public and took salute from the ITBP
Before his departure to Yupia HQ, Tuki unfurled the national flag at Rajiv Gandhi
Bhawan, Itanagar in presence of PCC office bearers on the occasion of I day.
At Doimukh, local MLA and parliamentary secretary, industries, trade and commerce,
Nabam Rebia unfurled the national flag at General ground, Doimukh on the occasion
The Chief Guest of the programme, Rebia called upon the people to remain united for
all round development of the area. The MLA paid homage to the leaders who sacrificed
their valuable life for the cause of the nation. An amount of Rs 5 lakh was sanctioned
by the MLA from his local area development fund for modification of Doimukh parade
ground on the occasion.
At Palin, Pania ADC Chukhu Takar unfurled the tri-colour in presence of Govt. officers,
panchayat leaders and general public. The highlights of the programme was cultural
competitions and games and sports, especially a football match between ADC and PRI
members. The participants were distributed prizes. Head Gaon Bura Donik Tari was
also felicitated with commendation certificate and cash award of Rs 1000 on the
At Daporijo, MLA Tapen Siga unfurled the tri-colour at Rijo ground on the occasion
of 65th independence day amidst presence of large number of people.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Siga called upon the people of Upper Subansiri
district to take active part in the development activities with full responsibilities.
He also urged them to maintain peace and harmony and keep the town clean and beautiful.
Highlighting the implementation of ongoing development schemes including in education
and health sector, he informed that a nursing hostel would be established in the
district very soon. MLA also released a audio album of Tagin modern son on the occasion.
At Yachuli, MLA and Parliamentary secretary, Agriculture unfurled the national flag
on the occasion and took salute of the march past by police personnel, NCC scout
and guides, NCC and school children. The MLA highlighted developments that have
been achieved during last 8 months in his constituency.
Govt Hr Secondary School, Naharlagun, Kankarnata celebrated the Independence Day
with great pomp.
The programme was started with prabhat Pherry by the students in the morning. School
principal T Tatan encourage the school students and promise to give reward to the
toppers of various classes every year. He also highlighted the responsibility of
the students as citizen of the nation in future and asked them to maintain discipline
and pursue their study with sincerity and dedication.
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) Papum Pare district unit has celebrated
the Independence Day in a befitting manner at its headquarters, Doimukh. Paul Tad,
president of the Union’s district unit unfurled the national flag.
All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union (AAPMTWU) celebrated the Independence
day its headquarters at Naharlagun E sector in a befitting manner. Union president
Kamku Yangfo spoke on the occasion and highlighted the significance of the day.
At Tirap, the insurgency-hit district joined the rest of the country in celebrating
the Independence Day with various programmes.
Local MLA Kamthok Lowang ceremonially unfurled the national tri-colour at Khonsa
amidst huge gathering.
In his address on the occasion, the MLA highlighted the various development activities
initiated by the State Government such as Trans-Arunachal-Highway and Hydropower
projects, the work for which has already started. He appealed to all to extend fullest
co-operation and be a part and parcel of the developmental processes.
He said that the recent extensive tour of Home Minister Takar Marde to Tirap district
has rekindled the hopes and aspiration of the people. The official announcement
he made during his tour regarding mass police recruitment and central grant of Rs.
80 crore towards upgradation of police stations, exclusively for Tirap-Changlang,
is indicative of the fact that the State Government is deeply concerned for the welfare
of the two disturbed districts.
He also informed that Wangcha Rajkumar Government College at Deomali will soon be
shifted back to its original and permanent site-Charju. Rs. 1 crore has already been
sanctioned under SPA for development of infrastructure at Charju.
Games and sports, PT display, cultural programmes and display of exhibition stalls
marked the occasion.
The day was also celebrated at Kanubari, Deomali, Soha, Lazu, Wakka, Pongchau, Longding,
Pumao and other Circle Headquarters in a befitting manner.
At Ziro, Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Nila Mahanan attended the I-Day celebration
as chief guest.
On the occasion, she released the annual magazine (NITIREELA) of education department
followed by announcement of the names of the progressive farmers, who included Guchi
Yak, Tage Tapa, Nabam Tana and Tailyang Shanti. They were awarded cash prizes along
with and agri tools and certificates.
Exhibition stalls put up on the occasion were ceremoniously opened by Padi Kunya.
A mammoth gathering of public, all HoDs of the district headquarter, schools children,
senior citizen, businessmen and PRI leaders attended the celebration.
Earlier, the contingents of the APP., NCC, Scouts and Guides presented an impressive
At Aalo, I-Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at district headquarter despite
West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak unfurled the ceremonial flag and took salute
from contingents representing police, paramilitary force, school children from various
schools and band parties.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Tak recalled the names of the martyrs who
laid down their lives to win freedom for us.
It is our moral duty to safeguard this freedom and democratic institution that guarantees
every rights and privileges to excel as Indians. He sought the cooperation of all
to take up developmental activities in the district. Peace is prerequisite for well
being of all communities in a society and appealed everyone to contribute in building
a congenial society where every members of all communities thrive and prosper.
He read out the message of state Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin containing various
development packages for the district.
The DC also inaugurated the exhibition stalls and gave away commendation certificates
to Er, S.K. Srivastava, AE WRD Gensi, Er. K.D. Singh JE WRD, Likabali, Mijum Kamduk
Teacher and Aalo based NGO, Aalo East Youth Association for excelling in their assigned
The other highlights of the day long programme included prabhat pherry, flag hoisting
in different institutions and establishments.
At Yomcha, Jarsa Gamlin, Chairperson, West Siang Zilla Parishad, unfurled the National
Addressing a huge gathering, he highlighted important policies and programmes of
the Govt. and appealed to the officials and public to work with sincerity and dedication
for overall development of the area.
At Tezu, unfurling the tri-color on the occasion at Parade ground, Lohit deputy commissioner
R.K.Sharma paid homage to the souls of brave freedom fighters who sacrificed their
loves for our freedom. He acknowledged the participation of the CRPF Jawans, NCC
boys and girls, Scouts and Guides, students from various schools and band parties
and cultural troops in making the celebration of the Independence a success.
Sharma while recalling some lines from Tryst of Destiny by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru,
he said, “I appeal each and every one of you to follow the words of Jawaharlal Nehru
and to serve our motherland as well as its citizens and above all, the entire human
race. Take pride in this independence and keep alive the spirit of sacrifice and
stride towards progress and development of the nation”.
He informed that the Indira Gandhi Government College has obtained a permission to
open a centralized and first-rated library establishment and this establishment is
purely for the educational benefits of the students of the college, he informed.
Lohit district has bagged the most prizes for Nirmal Gram Purashkar Yojana in the
state, he informed and said that we should continue in doing so and make an attempt
to establish sanitary toilets in every house, schools, anganwadi centers. In order
to be able to get more such award, sanitation and cleanliness will have to be maintained
properly, he said.
The DC also gave away prizes and commendation certificates.
Exhibition stalls by various departments and organizations were also put up.
ADC, W. Khimhum, hoisted the National Flag in Office of the Deputy Commissioner,
Tezu. Officers and officials participated in the hoisting of tri-color flag.
Independence Day was observed in befitting manner in independent ADC sub-division
and circle headquarters of the Lohit district.
At Roing, MLA Laeta Umbrey unfurled the tri-colour at General Playground amidst huge
gathering from all walks of life.
In his Independence Day message, Umbrey appealed to all the denizens of the district
to re-dedicate themselves to the task of national integration, communal harmony and
inclusive development on this auspicious occasion by shunting partisan politics and
respecting sentiments of each community of the district.
He called upon each one to avoid dispute on trivial matters which give chances to
the anti-social elements to take advantage of the situation.
Citing youth as the future of the district, he said that today youths are more aware
and are grasping every opportunity coming on their way to success. He exhorted them
to avoid bandh calls and violent ways in order to create a peaceful environment for
smooth implementation of many developmental activities being initiated by the state
Citing the poor electricity and water supply in the district headquarter as the greatest
challenge, he informed that works are in progress to draw 33 KV power line from Assam
through Alubari via Bishmaknagar to Roing and 33 KV Line from Ranganadi Power Grid
through Mebo via Dambuk to Roing, which would improve the power scenario.
He also highlighted the achievements and progress of various schemes implemented
under various departments in the district.
Other highlights of the day were march past by 11 contingents from various schools
including APP, PT and Karate show by school children, cultural tableau, exhibition
stalls put up by various deptts, Arun Jyoti and various SHGs.
On the occasion, Janani-Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) was also launched by the
department of Health and Family Welfare for pregnant woman.
In the afternoon, a football match was played between DC XI vs MLA XI which was won
by DC XI by 5-3 goals headed by SP Roing as captain.
At Tawang, the Independence day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and in a befitting
manner at General Parade Ground.
Tawang ZPM Dorjee Norbu unfurled the national flag as chief guest amidst huge gathering
and paid tribute to the freedom fighters, martyrs and brave soldiers who sacrificed
their lives for the sake of the country.
While highlighting the achievements made by the state in general and district in
particular, he urged people from all walks of life to work hard to maintain the same.
He stressed on healthy body and mind for all round development of individual in particular
and nation as a whole.
On the occasion the prize money of Rs 15 Lakh was handed over to the ASM and Gaon
Bura of Thingbu for further disbursement to the search team which located the crashed
helicopter in which CM Dorjee Khandu was travelling near Luguthang. Beside the Rs.
10 lakh announced by the State Govt Yeshi Thinley, a contractor, and family members
of late Khandu gave Rs 5.00 lakhs and Rs 1.50 lakh respectively to the search team.
March-past by the SSB and APP jawans, NCC cadets of GHS School, Scouts and Guides
and Cub Bulbul of various Schools were the main highlights of the programme. The
Army presented the Band.
The other highlight of the day included, Prabhat Pherry by students of various schools
and hoisting of tricolour at various institutions, offices and residential quarters,
PT display and patriotic songs by students, exhibition stalls by various departments,
display of weapon by army, games and sports, etc followed by prize distribution.
Horticulture, Textile & Handloom, Agriculture, Veterinary, NRHM and Food stalls were
setup for public display.
Kemo Lollen, the newly appointed deputy commissioner was also present along with
public leaders, HODs and official staff.
At East Kameng, the day was celebrated at district HQ Seppa and other sub-divisional
and circle HQs of the district.
At Seppa, MLA Tapuk Taku unfurled the national flag amidst huge gathering at general
While paying homage to those great patriots and countrymen who sacrificed their lives
fighting against the colonial rule, the MLA said that we shouldn’t forget the great
sacrifices made by our national heroes. He gave a clarion call to put together all
efforts to maintain unity and integrity of this great nation.
Highlighting the developmental activities undertaken by the various deptts in the
entire district, the MLA called upon all the people of the district to maintain proper
hygiene avoiding open defacation by availing low cost latrine from deptt of PHE under
total sanitation campaign.
The other highlight of the day were the colourful cultural items wherein as many
as eleven troupes participated, games and sports, parade contingent from the police
and schools and departmental exhibition stall inaugurated by Pesam Taku.
Earlier, the MLA gave away the commendation certificate to 17 meritorious and dedicated
officers and officials.
At Changlang, addressing the gathering on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Thinghap
Taiju said that the day reminds us of the struggles of the freedom fighters whose
efforts and sacrifices resulted into our freedom from the slavery of the British
Colonial rule and a dignified life. It is also a day of introspection for all of
us to realize the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, where the poorest of the poor feels that
this is their nation.
Touching to the developmental aspects, he narrated that Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing
unprecedented over all growth in various sectors, under the able and dynamic leadership
of Jarbom Gamlin and guidance of UPA Chairperson, Soniaji and Prime Minister, Dr.
Manmohan Singh. He further informed, the first battalion of Arunachal Pradesh Scouts
has been raised, the Govt. has taken up a case of three more battalion, which will
pay rich dividend in effecting management of international Border. The Central Govt.
sanctioned One Battalion of Civil Police for Changlang and Tirap districts. Moreover,
new police stations and up gradation of present police stations of the both district
have been sanctioned for better security of the people.
Taiju, informed that under APEDA 5800 households in 523 villages electrified through
solar home lighting system and under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana(RGGVY)
900 villages have been covered. Commercialization of agriculture is on top priority.
He also highlighted on the achievements made by various developmental departments
during 2010-2011 and Target for the Year 2011-2012 of the Changlang district, like
PHE, PWD, Medical, Electrical, Education, RWD, ICDS, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal
Husbandry and Veterinary, Industries and DRDA.
He also informed that construction of football stadium at Changlang is underway which
is expected to complete in next financial year, the infrastructure development of
Namtok EAC HQ and Yatdam Circle HQ taken up and planning to build up infrastructural
developments of all the Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools of his constituency
and many schemes initiated to improve Changlang township area and village area for
the interest of the district.
The staff and students of Holy Rosary School Changlang also celebrated Independence
Day with various programmes.
L.K.Bhardwaj, the Commandant of 4th Assam Rifles hoisted the National Flag.
The Commandant reminded the students to remember the freedom fighters, who fought
against the Britishers and brought Independence.
On the occasion, the school children promised that they will work for a peaceful
The children also participated in the I-Day celebration at public ground by the district
At Khimyang, P.Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary unfurled the tricolor amidst huge
gathering at Khimyang general ground.
In his speech, he highlighted the various developmental activities undertaken by
the government and various other developmental programmes likely to be started very
soon. He sought the full cooperation and dedication of all officers and officials
of Khimyang circle for rapid development of the area.
To mark the celebration, colorful cultural and literary competition, games and sports
competition were organized.
At Pasighat, Independence Day was celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm. The main
function was held at the General Parade ground where Education Minister Bosiram Siram
unfurled the national flag amidst a huge gathering and took the Rashtriya salute
at the impressive parade by CRPF, APP, NCC, Scouts and Guide, Band Party of various
schools of Pasighat.
Speaking on the occasion, Siram assured that the dreams of late Dorjee Khandu will
be fulfilled by the present government. East Siang district has made steady progress
in all sectors like Agriculture, Horticulture, Health, Education, IPR, UD, PWD, RWD
and so on, Siram asserted.
He underscored the need of proper implementation of Arunachal Education Act in the
State to achieve speedy progress. According to him, the present changes in education
sector are joyful outcome of the govt’s. efforts to empower the youths for sparkling
careers, making them effective and responsible citizens of the nation.
He also lauded the efforts of the local populace in bringing peace, harmony and development
in the district. The minister while congratulating the achievers, gave away 2011-PPL
Lifetime Achievement Awards in presence of the Director (PPL) Somnath Gupta to the
achievers Kaling Borang (Literature), H.K. Roy, IPR Deptt. (Media Coverage), Tapir
Mengu (Local Trade & Commerce) and Deepti Apang (Social Work) on the occasion.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang announced the names of the 2011 State
Award winners those who rendered meritorious services in their respective fields
are Allek Perme (Cultivation), Chacko Joshep (APP), Ainstein Koyu (GA), Tabin Padung
(APP) and H.K. Roy (IPR) meritorious services rendered by them in their respective
Other highlights of the day were cultural shows depicting national integration by
various school students. A fancy football match played between minister XI versus
DC XI ended in a goalless draw.
Independence day celebration at was attended by MLA Dr. Tangor Tapak, who hoisted
the tri color amidst huge gathering of officers, leaders, teachers, students, businessmen
and general public of Ruksin subdivision.
At Nari, ADC Nari T. Mibang unfurled the national flag and addressed on the occasion.
Games and sports, PT display, cultural programs and march-past marked the day-long
At Bomdila, unfurling the national tricolor on the occasion, deputy commissioner
Rinchin Tashi highlighted the various developmental activities being carried out
in the district. He lauded the role played by the various departments for the all-round
development of the district.
The decentralization of planning and power has augmented the developmental process
of the district, he added. Stressing the for taking up measures for proper sanitation,
health and hygiene, plantation and maintenance of law and order – the matters on
which the State Government is very serious about, the DC called upon the people,
various NGOs and the departments concerned to reach out to the people and spread
awareness among them on the matters.
The impressive ceremonial parade with the Band troupe of Shanti Deva Vidyalaya, Upper
Gonpa, colorful patriotic and traditional dances, PT displays by the tiny tots, exhibition
of stalls by the various departments including the one put up by the District Election
Office, field & track events and the Independence Day football finals were some
of the highlights of the celebration.
In the morning, Everester Anshu Jamsenpa, district toppers of class X and XII and
the NCC cadets of Govt College Bomdila, who participated in the Republic Day Parade
and Thal Sainik Camp, New Delhi, were felicitated by the district administration.
At Singchung, addressing the public on the occasion, MLA Kumsi Sidisow urged the
youths to give priority on education, sports and cultural activities to make their
future brighter,. He also promised to carry out various developmental works in his
constituency very soon.
People from nearby villages and school children attended the celebration.
At Koloriang, deputy commissioner Rajeev Takuk appealed to the officers to remain
present at their respective posting places.
“Strict action would be taken against waning officers,” he said. Arunachal Pradesh,
in general and Koloriang, in particular has seen many officers who abstain from their
duties, thereby giving a hard time to the general public, said he. Highlighting
the various schemes undertaken by all the departments in the current year, he said
that every possible measure is being taken up to uplift Kurung Kumey.
“Important issues like water and power supply, health, hygiene and education are
being given utmost attention,” he said.
Informing that Shakshar Bharat Mission will soon be launched in the district, he
said that “Kurung Kumey being the least literate district in the state, education
is one of the top issues.”
Takuk also informed the launch of Chief Minister’s Disability SDcheme in the district,
which would provide compensation to people with cent percent disability. He also
expressed satisfaction in the fact that Kurung Kumey is now one of the few districts
to provide complete honorarium to the Gaon Burahs.
Hoping that people will abide by the law, he appealed them to refrain from illegally
occupying government land and destroying mother nature.
As the melodious tune of the VKV band team resonated in the air, 9 parade contingents
marched past the chief guest’s podium, instilling a sense of patriotism among the
audience present to witness the celebration.
Various games and sports for all ages, from children to adult, were held but the
main highlight of the show was the football match between the Gaonburahs and women.
Contrary to what many people thought the result would be, the women party won 3-0.
Earlier Nangram Kaha, Political Assistant, was given a commendation certificate by
the State Government for his contribution in the field of customary law.
The celebration was held in other parts of the district as well including Palin,
Sangram and Nyapin, in a befitting manner. Active participation was seen in cultural
programs as well as games and sports.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Palin, KGBV Lumba & GSS Lumba also celebrated I-Day in
a befitting manner. Chuku Takar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pania and Rido Tarak,
CO, Palin attended the occasion as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Takar emphasized on the discipline and academic excellence of student which is the
cornerstone of student career.
On the other hand Tarak motivated the children with his morale boosting speech.
Dolang Ada, VMC member gave emphasis on moral behaviour and conduct of students
to achieve goal in life.
True and proper tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Balla-Bhai
Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose and other heroes of our independence would translate
only when we realize their vision for economic self reliance with peace and prosperity
said Additional Deputy Commissioner Miao T Mara while hoisting the tri-colour on
the occasion of the 65th Independence Day amidst huge gathering here at the general
Let us pledge to make our country proud in the international arena by our conduct
and determination to place our motherland on the top, Mara added.
Let us put in all efforts and work with sincerity of purpose to achieving a bright
and prosperous future for the state, he said.
He further informed that the state government under the leadership of chief minister
Jarbom Gamlin is determined to continue the developmental activities formulated by
late chief minister Dorjee Khandu. Top priority will be given for infrastructural
development programmes under PMGSY, he added.
He also informed that under the PMGSY programme, village link road to Miao Singpho
and old Plone village has been completed. Construction of road up to Kachang and
New Longkey village has already been sanctioned and work is expected to start on
October this year.
Proposal for the year 2011-12 for link road to Champu, Jengpothar and Vijaynagar
have been submitted, he said.
Mara also said that some link roads like Miao-Jagun road to New Khamlang, OIL road
to Panchum and OIL road to Longtom-I sanctioned earlier under PMGSY is likely to
be completed in a very short period.
Schemes for construction of roads under SPA-2010-11 for Miao-Jagun road to New Khimiyang
village via ten other villages have also been proposed for sanction while construction
of SPT/RLL Community Hall at Namphai –I under BADP scheme is under progress, he informed.
Various centrally and state sponsored schemes have also been proposed in areas of
Water supply, Power, Agriculture, Horticulture, Industry and Hydro Power development.
Under DoTC/NRWSP schemes 296 numbers of Ring-well were provided to various villages
under Kharsang and Miao circles, 12 bore well pump have been installed in different
villages, 2 gravity pipe water supply have been provided at Mazgaon and Anandapur-II
while 5 roof top rain water harvesting schemes are under progress.
Financial assistance under PMEGP schemes have also been provided to 3 unemployed
youths during 2010-11 and process is going on to provide more during 2011-12.
2 mini hydro power projects have been taken up at Vijoynagar and Devopuri. Both projects
are likely to be commissioned in March 2010.
The ADC further informed that under SGSY schemes poor families of Kharsang and Miao
circle has been provided income generating assets.
He voiced his appreciation to the local leaders, panchayat members, GBs, administration,
civil police, military, para-military forces and officers of central and state agencies
for rendering their service sincerely while maintaining peace and tranquility of
Earlier, March past display was carried out by various school students, APP, NCC
and Scout & Guides. A very entertaining PT display was also performed by the Tibetan
children of Central School Miao TR Camp, Jawlai Public School and Little Tots School.
There was also a colorful and animated display of various forms of dance by different
schools besides patriotic songs.
NCC Junior cadets, Miao Higher Secondary School and Light of the World School were
placed first and second respectively in the march past competition while in the exhibition
section Government Higher Secondary School Miao was placed first which was followed
by AMYAA (Khagam CD Block).
A Badminton tournament was also organized as part of the Independence Day celebration.
The event was sponsored by the Department of Sports and Youths Affairs.
K Riram and R Karlo walked away with the first and second place in the badminton
singles category. In the doubles Sethai Sena and Hankham Tangkhu were placed first
which was followed by P Khoisia and R Karlo.
ADC Miao T Mara, Miao GHSS Principal T Mibang and WRD JE G B Singh were awarded with
veteran players prizes.
At Anini, Independence Day was celebrated in a befitting manner.
Abu Tayeng, DC, unfurling the the National tri-colour as chief guest emphasized on
the adoption of good sanitation and sound hygienic practices to make Arunachal Green,
Clean and Healthy State. A programme /initiative of the Govt. on pregnant women
and child health titled Janni Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) was also launched
on the occasion by the chief guest. District Statistical Handbook (Dibang Valley
District , Anini) was also released on the occasion.
Informing the public on e-governance, DC spoke on various initiatives undertaken
by Distt. Administration including series of free training imparted to the all the
major departments of the distt. I am committed to make our distt., a role model
for the other distt. of the state in e- governance, he optimistically said.
Tayeng, dwelt in length about many infrastructural development programmes and
projects, health facilities, development in Education sector, Tourism potential,
Hydro power Potential etc of the district.
Tayeng, made an appeal to all to come forward, join in hand and be a party to the
development of the district.
Many colorful cultural programs were presented on the occasion by the Students of
various government and private schools. Varieties of sports activities including
traditional sports were organized to mark the Day. Exhibition stalls were also the
added attraction of the day long celebration.
Senior citizens, public leaders, general public and students attended the day-long
The state BJP celebrated the Independence Day at the state office.
Speaking on the occasion, BJP National general secretary Tapir Gao called for the
unity among the party workers and stand united against various forms of corruption
in the country as well as state.
Criticizing state government, Gao said that the speech of the state Chief Minister
on I-day did not mention anything about health welfare of the people, especially
when countless people are dying of various forms of diseases in the state.
Party’s state vice presidents Padmeswari Jamoh called upon the party workers to remember
the martyrs of the freedom movement and carry out social activities in their memory.
Kabak Yabi stated that the BJP is going to start a Mahila Shashaktikaran Kendras
in the state in order to enable the women of the state to be self employed in various
fields like stitching, weaving, embroidery etc.
State General Secretary Dominic Tadar impressed upon the party cadres to fight for
social, economic, political and personal freedom. He also said not to tolerate injustice,
corruption, suppression and fight against these elements in the society and called
upon the workers to pray for the soul of those freedom fighters who have sacrificed
their life for freedom of the country.
Kenjum Pangkam informed the gathering that the vice president of the National Mahila
Morcha Sarada Devi is touring Arunachal Pradesh from August 19 to 22 to gear up the
organisational set up and to encourage the building of Mahila Shashaktikaran Kendras
in the state.
Doni Nich told the gathering that the Delhi police action upon the peaceful BJP Yuva
Sansad Gherao programme was against all democratic norms and they were at the behest
of some top brass Congress leaders.
Party leaders, office bearers of various frontal wings and members attended the celebration.
STATE AWARDS ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
Gold Medal - 9
Silver Medal -17
Commendation Certificate -12
1. Late Adithya Gopal, C/o Shri K. Venu Gopala Pillai, Inspector, Road Safety Cell,
2. Er. Toli Basar, Chief Engineer (EZ), PWD, AP, Itanagar.
Janani Shishu Surakhsha Karyakram launched in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The District Health Society, Lohit district Tezu launched Janani
Shishu Surakhsha Karyakram (JSSK) on the occasion of 65th Independence Day celebration
at Jublee Ground and was formally inaugurated by Indu Sharma, wife of Deputy Commissioner
The entitlement for pregnant women and sick new born till 30 days were displayed
and leaflet were distributed. The DMO and DRCHO highlighted the provision for pregnant
mother and sick new born child to implement in all Govt health facilities. The other
vertical programmes were also displayed like HIV/AIDS through video Show by Dr .J.
Ado and TB , Malaria etc. The main exhibition was to highlight the new schemes under
National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for public awareness.
Winner takes it all
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Donli Riba Gaming Quest 2011 concluded on August 13 in River View,
The tournament started with many surprises. Defending champion of Pro Evolution Soccer
(PES), Soni was knocked out in the first round itself. Kethor, the runners up of
Tekken 5 was dismissed early by Taking, the defending champion in the second round.
New talents like 12 year old Tage Tatu won the hearts of the audience with his controls.
Youngest participant, 10 year old Beli Bam was another crowd favourite who tried
his luck in PES 11, which is thought to be the forte of senior gamers.
The excitement of the two days knock out series was concluded with the final matches
of both the games being played in the concluding session to find out the new champions.
The finale matches was preceded by observation of silence by the crowd present, to
pray for the peace of the departed soul of Donli Riba, in whose memory the tournament
is organized. His positive attitude and zeal for life was remembered and shared with
the young gamers to promote positive thinking and optimism in youth.
In the finals, Prashant Das bagged the runners up trophy for PES 11 and Saya Hangkar
for Tekken 5. Prashant also took the honour of highest scorer with 28 goals. Millo
Taking, son of Late Millo Pilya and Millo Yami and last year’s Tekken Champion,
emerged as the winner for both PES 11 and Tekken 5. He walked away with two trophies
and a cash prize of ` 22,000. He was indeed a winner who took it all.
Are political parties functioning sans moral values ?
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A new chapter in political appeasement policy was opened on 14th
August when members of Congress party led by state chief minister Jarbom Gamlin took
out candle light vigil from Bank Tinali to Rajiv Bhawan for speedy recovery of AICC
President Sonia Gandhi who is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in US.
Despite inclement weather Congress leaders including senior ministers, MLAs and party
officials enthusiastically participated in the rally. No doubt being fellow Indian
everybody including this journalist cares for the health condition of Sonia Gandhi.
But holding of candle light rally that too led by state chief minister is something
hard to accept.
It is open secret that in Congress party loyalty to Gandhi family matters and probably
that could be reason behind holding of such candle light vigil to appease party high
command. However for tribal people like us which believes in maintaining self respect
and holding high moral values, this kind of appeasement attitude towards one particular
family is not acceptable. This is like selling of tribal ethics to the mainland Indians.
Congress party is ruling in many states including our immediate neighbour Assam
but till date we have not heard of them organizing such candle light vigil for Sonia
Gandhi. This whole drama is a slap on the face of poor citizens of this state. When
heavy rain and landslide claimed four lives few days ago in capital, did Congress
Party organized candle light vigil for those dead souls? Last year when Anini was
cut from rest of state for around 1 year, did Congress organize any solidarity candle
At these hours, in many parts of state people are fighting hard to survive due to
devastation caused by heavy monsoon rain. There may be villagers who are dying at
interior areas for lack of medical facilities. Do Congress party who is ruling this
state care for those hapless citizens? Instead of organizing such candle vigil for
appeasement, if all of their 42 MLAs honestly carry out their work, Sonia Gandhi
will be more than happy.
While Congress leaders of state are busier towards appeasing high command than giving
good governance, existence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supposedly the main opposition
party is questionable at times. Numerous corruption cases like PDS scam, illegal
appointment in govt service, mining scam etc has rocked state but nothing seems to
affect BJP. They are maintaining grand silence and most probably they seem to have
forgotten the role of opposition party. Never in state assembly, the BJP MLAs, including
their state president who too is a MLA ever raise any corruption issues. People elect
them to be their voice at state assembly with hope that they will understand pain
of poor and highlight corruption cases. But all opposition MLAs from BJP, PPA, Trinamool
Congress and NCP always maintain silence over corruption cases and never raise any
question regarding corruption. What is the reason that makes them to keep mum? Are
they busy in making money for themselves or are scared of bullying tactics by ruling
Congress party? People of Arunachal need answer for these questions. Opposition MLAs
just can’t continue fooling citizen of this state by maintaining silence.
Political parties of state should concentrate on giving good governance to people
instead of indulging in corruption and appeasement. History has witnessed that when
people revolted against corrupt system even most powerful people had to step down.
It seems our govt is tasting patience of the poor citizen of this state.
HM calls on governor
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Takar Marde called on the Governor
Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today.
The Governor, who is bestowed with special responsibility with respect to law and
order in the State under Article 371 H of Constitution of India discussed the security
situation in Tirap and Changlang districts with the Home Minister.
It may be mentioned here that a week after taking over the charge of Governor of
the State, Gen Singh’s first district tour was his visit to Khonsa on 2nd February
Gen Singh asked the Home Minister to further strengthen the State Civil Police through
additional recruitments. He also advised him to ensure utmost transparency and impartiality
in the recruitment procedures.
The issue of formulating a surrender policy for the State was also discussed at length.
Gen Singh, who had recently asked the Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh
to facilitate vocational training for the surrendered militants, maintained that
if we can provide proper means of livelihood to the misguided youth, peace will return
to any disturbed area.
Earlier, Marde briefed the Governor on the security situation in Tirap and Changlang
districts. The State Home minister extensively toured the two districts from July
26 to August 2 last.
Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg was present in the meeting. Garg, was the Deputy
Commissioner of the Tirap District before assuming the charge of Secretary to Governor.
PRO to Governor
Seminar on rubber cultivation
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: DREDP Projects in collaboration with Tai-Khampti-Singphow Council
( TKSC ) with the participation of Rubber Board, Jorhat, organized a one-day seminar
on rubber cultivation recently at Namsai.
Inaugurating the seminar Namsai ADC T Miso told that rubber plantation could address
economic backwardness, issues like unemployment and environment protection. He Advised
the Panchayat leaders and women farmers group to come forward and take up rubber
plantation in a big way.
AK Saikia, Asst. Dev. Officer, Rubber Board, supervised the classes on rubber nursery,
cultivation, planting, minuteness and harvesting rubber sheet product.
M Boban, Development Officer said that since the demand of the rubber is increasing
with the growth of auto tyre industry, rubber cultivation has bright future with
high return. He stressed the need for an organized attempt and group plantation
of rubber in phased manner. There are more than 500 hectares of rubber plantations
in Arunachal Pradesh he informed.
The DREDP Projects Manager said that they are targeting 100 hectares of rubber
plantation in Namsai-Chowkham area and another 100 hect. in Tezu area.
He also told that TKSC in collaborating DREDP Projects is promoting rubber cultivation
and procurement of Orange, Ginger, Paddy, Papad, Maize, Mastered Seeds, Medicinal
Produce, Elachi etc.. Sixty farmers and women members attended the Seminar.
Rubber cultivation seminar was also conducted at Chowkham highlighting the economic
value or Rubber which was attended by K. Namchoom.
Dc inspects badp project
Anini, Aug 16 : Continuing his unannounced inspection to ensure quality work, Upper
Dibang Valley deputy commissioner inspected the various on-going BADP projects like
construction of tourist lodge, suspension bridge between Angolin and Wanli etc. in
Angolin area of Etalin circle on August 13 and 14 last.
The DC inspected office and residential building construction work of circle office,
Etalin and expressed his dissatisfaction over snail's pace progress in work. He also
instructed the executing department (PWD) to expedite the work and complete the same
within the projected time so that the circle office will be able to function from
the new building by the next month.
Further, the DC gave assurance to the CO of providing the necessary office equipments
and required manpower to the circle office considering the remoteness of the circle
In pursuit to provide faster service to the villagers of far-flung villages, the
DC instruct all the administrative offices to remain in their respective circle.
He hoped that all the administrative officers will live up to his and publics expect
Land affected people takes important decisions
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: In an emergency meeting held under the chairmanship of Kara Tajang,
former ASM, Hollongi at his residence, the all the members of Hollongi Land Affected
People's Welfare Committee (HLAPWC) and PRI leaders of the locality today discussed
on how to address the grievances of the land affected people of Hollongi area on
Public Hearing fixed by DC, Yupia at Patilla Middle Shool, Hollongi on August 18.
After prolonged debate and discussions the house unanimously decided that Hollongi
public shall welcome the proposed visit of DC, Yupia and his team on the day.
The representative cum speaker on the meeting on behalf of the public shall be Kara
Tajang and Nabam Niki (Head GB) and Nabm Tado on behalf of the HLAPWC .
Any interested speaker in the meeting shall have to take prior consent from the
above mentioned person to maintain the decorum of the meeting. The unity shall be
maintained by all the land affected people in spirit, deed and action, the meeting
Govt. collge in Lower Subansiri district soon
ROING, Aug 16: The education sector in Lower Dibang Valley district is expected to
get a big thrust with announcement for speedy implementation of a model government
degree college and a government polytechnic in Roing town.
This was informed by Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey on Monday, while celebrating the nation’s
65th Independence Day.
The district is well placed as the fourth highest literate district and achieved
the highest literacy rate of 89.03% for urban area in the state.
Hinting the speedy process for implementation of higher education centre, Umbrey
said government notifications for land allotment for establishment of a college and
a polytechnic has already been issued.
He also said the construction of academic building for polytechnic would start soon
as Rs 7 crore has already been sanctioned.
On government Degree College, Umbrey said a detail project report has been sent to
University Grants Commission (UGC) for perusal.
Earlier in the morning, the Roing MLA unfurled the national flag and took the salute
at a march past by various schools and state police held at general ground.
In his Independence Day message, he appealed the citizens of the Roing to rise above
race, religion, community to bring an atmosphere where all people can live with dignity
Umbrey also appealed the people to rise above petty political differences for larger
benefit of the common mass.
“Let’s abandon the politics of division and let us adopt the process that unites
us,” he said.
He appreciated the Roing Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP)
for their effort in toning up the administration and police departments and said
common masses are now heaving a sigh of relief after they took over.
Acknowledging the acute power crisis hitting the town, Umbrey said 33 KV transmission
line is being drawn from Alubari via Bhismaknagar over Lohit river and funds are
being allocated for erecting a high transmission tower to carry the line above the
He also said another 33 KV line is being drawn from Ranganadi HEP via Mebo in East
Siang to Dambuk and under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), the transmission
line will be further laid upto Roing.
For the town road repair, Umbrey said, a Rs 10 crore project sanctioned under Central
Road Fund (CRF) from the centre is still pending with the state government, though
a tender was called on Nov 15, 2010 for execution of work.
On school education, he informed that in 2011 AISSE examination, 913 students had
appeared, out of which 800 students had passed. And in AISSCE examination, the district
achieved a little more than 50% pass result.
“In AISSE exam, Ashee Linggi of Divine Word School, Inda Mihu of VKV, Ankita Saikia
of VKV, Vineet Kumar Jha of VKV and Ruchi Singha of Intaya Public School scored 10.0
For school infrastructure, Umbrey announced that boundary wall for Government High
School and Middle School and two teachers quarter has been constructed under Special
Plan Assistance (SPA) package.
On agriculture, he said 5300 hectare areas have been brought under cultivation and
for horticulture development activities. The district produced a record 711 metric
tonne of pineapple and 600 metric tonne of orange, he said.
On health sector, Umbrey said the district hospital will be soon equipped with CT
scan and a diagnostic centre.
He expressed happiness and congratulated Tine Mena for achieving the feat of being
the first woman Everester. He also congratulated Ella Menjo for winning a bronze
medal in recently held Asian Shotokan Karate Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
ATMA conducts training for farmers
Aalo Aug 16 : A District Level Farmers Training cum Awareness Campaign on EM Technology
and cultivation practices, pest and disease management on solanaceous and Cole crops
was held at Mechukha under Extension Reforms Programme by ATMA West Siang District
on August 10 last. Around 115 farmers from different villages of Mechukha Sub-Division
attended the training.
In the inaugural session P.D Sona, MLA cum Chairman APMB, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
stressed on organic farming and off session vegetable cultivation. He advocated for
a neat and clean Mechukha by giving a brief account on global warming and affect
of polythene waste on the environment. He appealed people of more advance areas of
the District to pull Mechukha along with them in developmental activities and remove
the feeling of alienation by the people of Mechukha and other interior places. He
also appealed to the farmers to take the most possible advantage of such training.
He assured the participants for better development in the field of Agro-tourism and
K. Riram, DAO cum Project Director, ATMA gave a brief account of the activities taken
up through ATMA and RKVY. Participating in the training programme G. Poyom, ADC Mechukha
emphasis the farmers to opt for commercial cultivation of potato and cole crops.
P.K. Gyena, a progressive farmer shared his practical experience with the trainees
and thanked the deptt for awarding him as the best Progressive Farmers Award from
Resource persons J. Jini, ADO (ATMA), N. Riba ADO (Hq) and T. Bam, ADO (Basar) dwelt
at length on use of EM Technology for composing and seed treatment, cultivation practices,
disease and pest management on potato, tomato and cabbage respectively.
N. Loya, ADO (APMC) gave a brief account on role of APMC in agriculture.
R.K. Kenujiya, SDAO (Mechukha) and R.Riba, ADO (Mechukha) were the other officers
present in the training programme. DIPRO
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1.5-2 million more people into food insecurity this autumn, according to the UN World
Food Programme. This is in addition to the seven million country-wide already facing
Irrigated wheat, which tends to yield more per hectare, has also been affected by
the drought. The average wheat yield (without fertilisers) on irrigated land is about
2.7 tons per hectare (3.5 tons with fertiliser), versus only 1.1 tons on rain-fed
In a normal year Afghanistan produces 4.5 million tons of wheat and around one million
tons are imported. The shortfall of 1.9 million tons of wheat this year means more
will either have to be imported or secured from other sources.
Increased need due to the drought comes as WFP is already facing a severe funding
shortage for its existing programmes in Afghanistan.
Much of the looming wheat shortfall will be covered by government reserves and commercial
imports. But additional humanitarian assistance may be required to support an estimated
1.5 to 2 million drought victims, according to WFP.
The neglected schools
Last year a social service was conducted at Donyi Polo Mission School, Sagalee with
the initiative of its chairman. The social service was attended by all most all the
PRI leaders, Govt. staff of Sagalee, party leaders, students’ leaders and host of
public. Due to their effort the grievances of the said school were solved within
But, the schools in rural areas in Sagalee are not having proper school building,
furniture, electricity, water supply, teachers’ quarters. Due to lack of infrastructure,
teachers are not willing to join in rural area. Due to poor education scenario,
Sagalee can not produce any IPS, IAS or APSC officer and there is less chance of
the same in near future also. The lone Hr. Secondary School of the constituency is
also facing acute shortage teachers as compared to the teaching staffs of capital
complex. As every one knows that a Primary School in capital complex has more than
20 teachers whereas the Govt. Hr. Secondary School Sagalee which is just 70 km away
from the state capital has insufficient teachers.
Is there no right for the children studying in the school of rural areas to get quality
education and attend their schools which are having all civic amenities?
Through your daily, we ask all well wishers sectors to get answer of this questions
from their inner core of the heart.
Torture on Assam road
We heard and read in local dailies about torture and atrocious on Assam road meted
out to Arunachalee people by Assam police personnel in the name of checking vehicles.
This time I practically faced such kind of torture in Assam road on August 9 at 1.22
pm at Dekiajuli police station.
I am a Uro-patient coming from Guwahati to Itanagar after going through medical check
up at Dispur hospital and eager to reach my destination as fast but in between district
boundary of Darang district with Sonipur, Assam at Orang police checking point, men
in uniform stopped my vehicle and directly entered into the back seat of my vehicle
and forced me to lift them upto Dekiajuli town. I was not satisfied with the behavior
of the personnel and as I was in a hurry to reach home before sunset, I refused
to help them out and the men in uniform got away from the vehicle.
After that when I reached Dekiajuli town, one traffic police once again stopped my
vehicle and enquired about RC Book. I asked him why he was targeting me without valid
reason? Then he said OC shaab is calling you at Dekiajuli PS. After that I found
Dekiajuli Police Station, OC traffic police was standing with his team of police
personnel at road side and he asked to go to the PS and tried to register case against
me. I show my I Card to him and exchange hot arguments with him. Lastly he noted
down my address and cell number in his diary book. They were targeting me only because
of not lifting Sub-Inspector with police personnel from Orang police checking point.
Refusing to lift the SI from Orang is a crime and violation of laws in the eyes of
Assam Police. Later I came to know that OC Orang police Check point conveyed message
to OC traffic police Dekiajuli to take action against me. They were well prepared
to trap me in their net but it had gone vain.
I request civil society and student community, pressure groups to pressurize state
government to talk with Assam counter part for permanent solution to such torture
Dokum Colony Itanagar
We are in dire need of Chemistry teacher
I would like to convey the agony of students, school authority and parents of Nampong/Manmao/Jairampur
whose children are studying in this school, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Nampong
in science stream regarding non-posting of ST (Chemistry) in spite of School Authority's
20 times reminder to Head of our Department in the form of W.T. Message/Representation
and verbal talk.
As every reader might have seen in the local dailies published from Itanagar depicted
with photograph last year 2010 that a young boy of Cl-ass-XII Science, Gautam Gurung
was engaged to take up the Chemistry Subject in Cl-ass X, XI Sc. and XII Sc. with
remuneration of Rs.5000 only for 5 months with effect from Nov 10 to March' 11
paid by present Minister Power (Elect.), Forest & Environment Setong Sena from his
Gautam Gurung some how could able to cover up maximum of courses left untouched by
O.P. Gour,ST (Chem) who retired from service on 30th September'2010. Gurung has done
a marvelous job as his teachings/ interaction was appreciated by his class friends
as he is well versed in language and in all the Science subject despite being orphanage
at home. He himself secured 82 per cent in Class-XII Sc and came out successful
in many of Entrance Exams. for different technical courses at all India level. But
now he has opted for Engineering Course B.Tech. in Mechanical at Lovely Professional
University, Punjab. Again to a great Pride, Setong Sena, the same philanthropist
(The Hon'ble & Local MLA) has promised to bear the entire financial expenditure require
for B.Tech (4 years 8 Semester) for Gautam Gurung i.e. per semester Rs 80,000/- X
8 semester that goes upto 6,40000 followed by Rs.50,000/- yearly being Hostel Fee
that goes upto Rs. 20,0000 total comes upto Rs.8,40,000 which really encourages the
brilliant orphanage that deserve appreciation from all corners.
Now, this young boy is imparting rigorous Tuition class to Class X, XI Sc & XII Sc
at Jairampur earning nominal amount as there are no effective Subject Teacher in
VKV Jairampur to teach PCM, PCB and therefore it is Gautam Gurung who inspite of
being XII Sc passed only recently/ is fulfilling all desire of science students before
he joins Lovely Engineering College.
In addition, the School Authority has left no stone unturned by hiring M.Sunar,ST
(Chem) a very perfect teacher from Govt. Hr. Sec. School Miao for 3 days taking 5
hours daily to cover up remaining course of 15 marks left behind even after initiative
taken by Gautam Gurung. Hence, in AISSCE 11 Class XII Sc of this school brought 80
per cent result with 13 students secured lst division at the range of 62 per cent
to 88 per cent.
Thereafter, since that period to till date even during last school vacation, the
school authority made uncountable reminders to Higher Authority for early posting
of said subject teacher, ST (Chem) to this school immediately in the beginning of
session so that the troublesome faced in the last session may not be repeated. Now
almost 2 months have passed but there is no posting and joining of new ST (Chem)
to this school as academic classes is going on in full swing except chemistry subject
for which science students are facing endless hardship.
Hope, with above-information our Higher Authority may kindly take certain step and
post ST(Chem) to this school at the earliest as accommodation provision has been
kept in readiness despite shortage of staff quarters particularly for ST(Chem) to
come and join.
Tomi Doke Lendo
Govt Hr Sec School, Nampong,
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