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RKS governing body meet held

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 action.


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.


Social service

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 Association,  


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.


Cleanliness drive

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 every year.

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 day.


Social service

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 age.

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 encroacher.


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.


Social service

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 last.

This is a regular practice and legacy that is being followed every year on every given occasion.


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Anna refuses to leave jail, firm on his demand

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 Delhi.

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 day celebration.

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  projects.

 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 jawans.

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 of I-day.

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 occasion.

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 march past.

At Aalo, I-Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at district headquarter despite inclement weather.

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 works.

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 Flag.

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 govt.  

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  ground.

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 nation.

The children also participated in the I-Day celebration at public ground by the district administration

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 fields.

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 programme.

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 ground yesterday.

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 the area.

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 celebration.

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.





Gold Medal -  9

Silver Medal - 17

Commendation Certificate - 12


Gold Medal


1.  Late Adithya Gopal, C/o Shri K. Venu Gopala Pillai, Inspector, Road Safety Cell, PHQ. Itanagar.

2.  Er. Toli Basar, Chief Engineer (EZ), PWD, AP, Itanagar.

3.  Er. Duggum Ete, Superintending, Engineer, Jairampur Circle, PWD, A.P

4.  Shri Tabi Bage, SI, Aalo, A.P

5.  Mrs Ansu Jamsenpa  

6.  Miss Tine Mena, Intaya

7.  Smti Likha Yach Debia, Inspector (Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs), Papum Pare Distt, (A.P.)

8.  Lt. Yeshi Chodak, DSP (Vigilance), S/O Shri Lobsang Wangdi, Village: Shyo, P.O./ P.S. – Tawang, A.P.

9.  Shri D.C. Srivastave, IPS, DIGP, (HQ) Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.




1.  Shri Habung Lampung, APCS, Circle Officer, Itanagar .

2.  Shri Bokar Basar, APCS, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, Naharlagun.

3.  Shri Tarin Dakpe, APCS, MD-cum-CEO, A.P. State Cooperative Apex Bank, Itanagar.

4.  Er. M.K. Lungchang, Executive Engineer, PWD, Jairampur Division (A.P.)

5. Shri Alek Perme, Traditional Artisan-cum-Farmer.

6.  Shri Chacko Joseph, ASI, Ruksin Police Station, East Siang District, A.P.

7.  Shri Ainstein Koyu, Circle Officer, Pasighat, A.P.

8.  Shri Tabin Padung, Sub-Inspector of Police, Pasighat  Police Station A.P.

9.  Shri Imin Riram, UDC, C/o ADC Basar, West Siang District, A.P.

10.  Shri Duto Bagra, SI, Itanagar Police Station, A.P.

11.  Shri Marbi Yomcha, Inspector of Police, 3rd IRBN, BHQ, Jully, Itanagar, A.P.

12.  Shri Ram Bhajan Shah, Sub-Inspector of Police (Telecom),  SP Office, Seppa, A.P.

13.  Shri Karbom Tao, ASI, SP Office, Seppa, A.P.

14.  Shri Nako Tama, Constable, SP Office, Seppa, A.P.

15.  Shri Yum Pangkhu, Noglo, P.O./ P.S.- Lazu, Dist.- Tirap, A.P.

16.  Shri K. Romeo Meeitei, I/c Adventure, Cell (SYA), Itanagar, A.P.

17.  Shri Pacha Nobin Jamoh, Vill- Jomoh, P.O./ P.S.- Seppa, A.P.




1.  Shri Nangram Kaha, PA, O/o The Deputy Commissioner, Koloriang, Kurung Kumey District, A.P.

2.  Shri Tajum Ronya, Circle Officer, Lada, O/o The Deputy Commissioner, Seppa, East Kameng District, A.P.

3.  Shri Krishna Prasad Sharma, Sub-Inspector of Police, SP’s Office, Pasighat, A.P.

4.  Shri Hemanta Kumar Roy, Radio Mechanic, District Information & Public Relation, Pasighat, A.P.

5.  Shri Tada Debia Neekom, STA, Directorate of Agriculture, Naharlagun, A.P.

6.  Shri Tanga Giba, JE, RWD, Daporijo, A.P.

7.  Smti Daburi Onge, LDC, C/o ADC Basar, West Siang District, A.P.

8.  Smti. Nawang Choden, LHV, C/o DMO, Tawang, A.P.

9.  Shri T.K, Mandal, Pharmacist Lhou, C/o DMO, Tawang, A.P.

10. Shri Tsethar, Dy. Forest Ranger, C/O DFO, Tawang, A.P.

11.  Shri Markus Minj, Driver, Raj Bhawan, Itanagar, A.P.

12.  Shri Arunmoy Duttachoudhury, Administrative Officer (Retd.), C/o The Deputy Commissioner, Khonsa, Tirap District, A.P.



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 Lohit district.

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, Naharlagun.

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 ?

Taba Ajum

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 light vigil?

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 2008.

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 headquarter.

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 ion.  DIPRO.


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 resolved.


Govt. collge in Lower Subansiri district soon

Raju Mimi

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 and respect.

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 river.

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 grade point.”

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 marketing facilities.

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 Mechukha Block.

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



Food shortage in Afghanistan


Ongoing drought in northern, northeastern and western Afghanistan is likely to push 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 food shortages.

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 land.

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

Dear Editor,

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 no time.

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.


Techi Lali

Techi Junia




Torture on Assam road

Dear Editor,

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 and atrocities.


Sanjay Dolo

Dokum Colony Itanagar




We are in dire need of Chemistry teacher

Dear Editor,

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 MLADS.

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,

Changlang district







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