ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Commandant and officers of 31 Bn ITBP called on Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15.
During their interaction, the Chief Minister highly praised the efforts of the unit
for providing fool-proof security to Civil Secretariat and Raj Bhawan in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purang Sawa Students’ Union felicitated
the toppers of Class X and Class XII (Arts, Hum and Commerce) of Chayang Tajo, Pipu,
Gawepurang and Sawa areas at a function at Chayang Tajo on August 15.
On the occasion, MLA Karya Bagang gave away awards to the toppers, who included Medam
Bagang, Kamku Bagang, Obi Flago, Mitu Dada, Shanti Boodi, Beku Bagang, Bale Bagang,
Aman Lamrah, Punam Bagang, Amak Bagang, Ramdu Bagang, Yaping Yangfo, Nyari Chege,
Pankaj Flago, Rahul Mangam and Amak Dollo.
She advised the students to devote in their education and also advised the union
to take up more educational awareness activities in the area.
Meanwhile, the association’s president Rahim Yangfo assured to take up such activities
in a bigger way for the welfare of the student community of the area.
The programme was attended by Head of Department, political leaders, public and students.
Noble initiative by DHS
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A ramp has been constructed for disabled person at Directorate
of Health Service building, the first of its kind in the state. It was formally inaugurated
on August 16 by Dr K. Nishing, Director of Health Services in presence of Chief Patron
All Arunachal Pradesh Handicap Association along with its members and all officers
and officials of department of Health services.
DC office condoles death of staff
Tezu, Aug 17: The Officers and staff of Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Tezu assembled
today in the Office premises to condole the sudden and untimely demise of Konteso
Yun, a dak runner of EAC Office, Wakro. Two minute silence was observed to pray
for eternal peace of the departed soul and to bestow strength to the family members
to bear the irreparable loss.
Konteso Yun started his service life as a dak runner in the year 1998. He is survived
by his wife, a son and two daughters.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee would organize Sadbhavana
Diwas commemorating the 67th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar on August 20.
APCC president Nabam Tuki will preside over the function which would be attended
by chief minister Jarbom Gamlin, Ministers, MPs, Parliamentary Secretaries, Party
MLAs and its frontal wings.
On the occasion, NSUI Arunachal Pradesh Unit will award the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana
Meritorious Scholarship and Certificate to the toppers of Class XII Arts and Science
stream of the year -2010-11.
Subject teachers demanded
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Upper Siang Women Welfare Society today gave 15 days ultimatum
to Education Minister and the concern authority for posting six regular subject teachers
at Government Higher Secondary School Yingkiong.
It said that despite repeated pleas made by the society for posting of senior teacher
for Maths, Physics and Hindi and Junior Teachers for Maths, English and Computer
science at the school the authority did not give any respond to post teachers.
APCTA extends solidarity to teachers of DPGC Kamki
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association (APCTA) while extending
solidarity with the faculty members serving at Donyi-Polo Government College, Kamki
expressed their deep concern over the prevailing situation of the College.
The Association appealed to the principal and faculty members to resolve the matter
amicably and mutually at the earliest and maintain the academic environment within
Meanwhile, the association in a meeting held at DNG College, Itanagar has constituted
a team to visit the DPG College, Kamki to study the ground realities and put their
findings before the general conference of APCTA.
Tree plantation for beautification
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: In order to beautify the hospital compound, Bahujana Hitaya Society
a SHG based at Solungtoo village under Namsai Sub-division organized flower plantation
program at Namsai Community Health Centre on the occasion of 65th Independence Day.
Participating in the programme, local MLA Nang Sati Mein called upon people to adopt
the slogans ' each one plant one' and 'no trees no life'.
Further, she appealed all the NGOs to carry-out such plantation programme with full
responsibilities in order to make entire Arunachal green and contribute towards controlling
Addressing the function, the Namsai ADC encouraged the participants to contribute
in every possible noble way for the development of state. The programme was attended
by all head of the departments and public leaders of Namsai Sub division.
Traffic awareness-cum-social service
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh College Forum (APCF) in collaboration with the
Capital Complex Administration has conducted a traffic awareness-cum-social service
programme at Bank Tinali here this morning.
Students from various colleges of the State took part in the programme and imparted
awareness on traffic rules and signals among the people besides cleaning up the roadsides
and surrounding areas which were accumulated with dumped garbage.
Meanwhile, reiterating its earlier demand, Forum urged the State government to initiate
immediate steps to facelift the capital road. It appealed to the government to hand
over the maintenance work of capital road to Border Road Organization (BRO).
ARPA reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Registered Pharmacists Association (ARPA) has reiterated
its demand to implement the revised pay structure of the common category posts of
Pharmacists cadre as per the Fast Track Committee recommendation.
The association has also been demanding for uniform rental of Pharmacy/drug licence
(Rental and wholesale) in the state with immediate effect keeping in view the rising
price of all essential commodities.
AVP organizes free medical camps
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) conducted a free medical camp at
Gensi Primary Health Centre on August 11.
Over 365 patients were benefitted from the camp. People from Garu and Siberite areas
have also availed the facility.
Tari Mara, president, Kargu Gamgi Gensi inaugurated the camp by lighting lamp in
front of Bharat Mata and Donyi Polo.
In another medical camp held at Kangku Circle on August 12, over 90 patients were
Citizens of Kangku circle expressed their gratitude to AVP and Dr. Nabagopal Chanda,
who has been working in the remote areas of Arunachal for more than 5 years in the
service of the people, for organizing the camp.
Prez’s Police Medal
ITANAGAR: DC Srivastava, Deputy Inspector General of Police (HQ), Itanagar and SI
Lod Tari, OC, Mahadevpur police station, Lohit have been awarded with President’s
Police Medal during the year 2011 for their outstanding performance.
ITANAGAR: The results for BA 1st, 2nd and 3rd year examinations, 2011 of Institute
of Distance Education, Rajiv Gandhi University have been declared. The pass percentage
for FYBA, SYBA and TYBA are 28.8%, 40.8% and 50.9% respectively. The results can
also be accessed in I.D.E website www.ide. rgu.ac.in.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) is launching its
website on August 20 at Hotel Ashok, Itanagar.
On the occasion, a short documentary film on “Women Empowerment and Child Marriage
System in Arunachal Pradesh” scripted by Biniyia Ete would also be screened.
Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency is celebrating Rajiv Gandhi
Akshay Urja Diwas on August 20.
Essay writing, painting and debate competition amongst the students of various classes
will be conducted at Banquet Hall to mark the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Bagjam Tasi and Muik Maju have been selected as Chairman and Vice
Chairman of the newly formed Tali Constituency Collegians Forum Dera Natung Government
College, Itanagar in a meeting held here today.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) president Nabam
John has lodged a complaint with Doimukh Police against four persons for allegedly
forging documents and dragging his name into controversy unnecessarily thus misleading
public and defaming the union’s name.
Clarifying his stand on the issue raised in a news item, the APPDSU president, in
a release, said that he was just offered the post of chairperson of school management
committee of Govt Middle school, Balapu, which he out rightly rejected.
Further, he clarified that he did not attend the school management committee (SMC)
meeting as a president of APPDSU. But he attended the meet as a guardian of the
“Moreover, my visit to my native village is a purely personal matter,” he said.
Anna wave sweeps Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: When the whole country is swept by the “Anna Phenomenon”, its ripple
is being felt in Arunachal too. Across the state, protests and solidarity rallies
are being organized by citizens in support of Anna.
In a rare show of ‘youth power’ thousands of students from NERIST today boycotted
the classes and organized rally from NERIST Gate to Naharlagun raising slogans in
support of anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare.
The protest started at 9am in the morning and more than one thousand students participated.
Later even ordinary citizens joined them.
“We are here to demand a corruption-free system, as we are frustrated of scandals.
We, the youths have to wake up now and make sure that North East do not lag to show
support for Anna” said Mai Aram, president SUN.
The unprecedented large turnout was a clear message from the student community that
they are not ready to tolerate corruption anymore.
The students, faculty and staff members of Vidyamandir and Pubyang Academy Jr. College
took out a peace rally in the main thoroughfare of the township to protest against
the arrest of Gandhian leader Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal. Manish Sisodia and others
by Delhi Police yesterday. The protestors holding banners against corruption demanded
unconditional release of Hazare and his colleagues.
Anna wave also swept Pasighat, the oldest town of the state. A solidarity Dharna
was organized jointly by All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) and Jawahar
Lal Nehru College Students’ Union (JNCSU), at Gandhi Chowk.
Members of many organizations like All Adi Youth Association (AAYA), Adi Students’
Union (East Siang Unit) and people from all walks of life participated voluntarily.
Tamat Gamoh, a senior citizen of Pasighat and also the president of B.J.P, East Siang
district, while speaking on the occasion said, “all the people of country irrespective
of caste, colour or party affiliation should support Anna Hazare. Tokmem Doming,
Asst general secretary (JNC) instrumental in organizing the event said, “Our main
aim is to pass on the message to our leaders and people who are in helm of affairs
to end corruption, so that the younger generations have a better place to live.”
The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced to organize sit in
protests, silent march, conch blowing and Thali-nad at suitable public places in
the state capital and in various district headquarters by its District and Mandal
units in Arunachal Pradesh to expose the central Government’s fascist tendencies.
The thrust of the programme will be Bhrasthachar Mitao-loktantra Bachao which started
in national Capital-Delhi from last evening and launched throughout the country.
The State BJP in its emergency meeting condemned the manner in which Anna Haze and
his team members were arrested and sent to Tihar Jail by the Delhi Police at the
behest of Union Minister though they were going to protest peacefully. Arunachal
Citizens’ Rights (ACR) Chairperson, Bamang Tago today met Anna at New Delhi and extended
his supports and solidarity on behalf of people of Arunachal Pradesh.
“Transparency and accountability was the commitment of Congress lead government at
the Centre, therefore, the arrest of Anna Hazare who has been fighting against corruption
is unfortunate and I term it as an attempt to discourage the nationwide movement
against corruption. Anna has supports of every Indians and we Indians will not allow
the movement to die,” said Tago.
While congratulating the people of capital complex, particularly the youths for voluntarily
coming out in street in support of social activist Anna Hazare, Tago appealed to
the citizens of the state particularly the youths to extend their supports to Anna’s
movement continuously till the conclusion of concrete mechanism in the Lokpal bill.
Huge bonanza announced at Dirang Independence Day
DIRANG, Aug 17: Young and energetic Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering announced a huge bonanza
of developmental package for his home constituency during the Independence Day celebration
While hoisting the national flag at Lopon Stadium amidst huge gathering, Phurpa nostalgically
recalled the immense contributions of late chief minister Dorjee Khandu towards Arunachal’s
development and added that the good work and momentum is being equally carried forward
by present incumbent chief minister Jarbom Gamlin.
Among the significant development package announced included sanctions for construction
of a link road from 7- km to Chander village and procurement of infrastructures for
Govt. Polytechnic College at Namthung from DoNER, additional grant of Rs One crore
from SPA for renovation of Dirang CHC, construction of boy’s and girl’s hostel of
Govt. H.S School Dirang by NEC, opening of Sharda Mission Girl’s School at Khasso
village from this session, acquisition of new building at Jyotinagar and shifting
of Kendriya Vidhyalaya School to same, sanction for construction of five new anganwadi
centres under MSDP, and another 34 villages to be electrified by December this year
after 89 villages had been electrified under RGGVY.
On the occasion, the MLA also gifted new Tata Venture vehicle to Ramakrishna Sharada
Mission School Khasso. In the previous occasion he had also gifted a Chevrolet Travera
Ambulance to Dirang CHC. During the day-long celebration, besides ceremonial march
past by contingents of SSB and several schools of Dirang, mega cultural events, competitive
games and sports activities and final football match of Independence Day Cup-2011
were main attractions.
Another special attraction was the friendly football match between MLA-XI and ADC-XI
in which the latter won by a margin of five goals to one. The winner took away coveted
trophy and a cash prize of Rs 50,000 which had been announced jointly in the ratio
of 30:20 by MLA and ADC respectively.
Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) also celebrated Independence
Day at its office in a befitting manner.
Unfurling the tri-colour on the occasion, APMTF president MT Angu called upon the
drivers to strictly follow the traffic rules. He advised them to wear proper dresses
and carry proper documents, including driving licences while driving. He also advised
them not to mix alcohol and driving together.
While expressing serious over increasing fuel prices, he appealed to the state government
to increase the transport fare proportionately. He also urged the Government to take
up and solve the issue of detention, forceful money collection and frequent requisition
of commercial vehicles of Arunachal Pradesh by Assam police with its Assam counterpart.
He said that requisition of vehicles are still going on without paying any hiring
charge and telling the drivers about the duration of time of requisition, he said.
The celebration was attended by more than 100 members, owners of vehicles and drivers.
DPS Itanagar also celebrated the Independence Day with full enthusiasm and a spirit
Swami Vishveshananda, Secretary, RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar hoisted the national
flag and presided over the programme.
Chief guest Swami Vishveshananda while saluting the armed forces of our country said
that India has a major role to play in bringing peace and prosperity to world. He
stressed the role of parents and educationists in inculcating moral and spiritual
values in children.
While appreciating the efforts of Delhi Public School in imparting wholesome education,
he emphasized on the importance of three pillars --father, mother and teacher-- towards
establishing corruption free India.
During the programme, while paying homage to the martyrs and leaders, who laid down
their lives for mother India, headmaster Ivan.J.F.Vas explained the meaning of patriotism.
He called upon the parents to lead their wards in to the spirit of patriotism through
exemplary work for the betterment of the country.
The programme was attended by parents, guardians and well-wishers.
Diso-Katu Youth Club Segi Gusar circle also celebrated Independence Day at Segi Gusar.
On the occasion, teacher in-charge of IV Resident School Segi Gusar Raja Timba unfurled
the national flag.
Games and sports activities and cultural programme were the other highlights of the
Siram visits State’s oldest library
PASIGHAT, Aug 17: Education and Library Minister Bosiram Siram accompanied by the
DDSE Tani Talom, other local officers and leaders today paid maiden visit to the
State’s oldest library, the District Library, Pasighat established in 1957 to take
stock of the developments.
While inspecting the library, the minister urged the library personnel to guide,
encourage and involve more and more school students in the extra learning practices
by providing essential resources.
He advised to introduce ‘Mobile-Library’ in inaccessible areas. He said that the
habit of reading books provides an opportunity to gain knowledge on varieties of
topic and issues. Spending time in reading aloud with children is a time to be treasured,
The minister directed the library authorities to conduct symposiums, radio talks,
group discussions, seminar etc to attract the readers and enhance library activities
in the district.
While holding a discussing on various developmental issues like increase the strength
of staff, fencing boundary wall, procurement of computer and internet facilities
etc, the minister assured that he would take up the matter with the higher authorities
concerned for consideration.
Earlier, the minister was given warm welcome by the deputy director Library Tarak
Mize, Y. Riba and her associates. DIPRO
Tuki inspects damaged roads, bridge
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki today inspected the Bailey bridge
at Leki village on NH 52 A.
A portion of the road was washed away by heavy rains on August 4 and 5 night. Although
the road was restored by the evening on August 5 it was constantly threatened by
incessant rains triggering flood.
Appreciating the engineers, Tuki asked them to take the restoration work of all the
damaged roads, including the sector roads, on war footing.
Tuki, who had visited the block point of Doimukh-Sagalee road on August 14, again
visited the point on Tuesday to take stock of the progress of the work. The Doimukh-Sagalee
road which links East Kameng district has been completely damaged and remained cut
off for traffic movement for more than 12 days.
The minister also inspected the ongoing construction work of civil secretariat building,
MLA apartments, and various inter-sectoral roads of the Capital Complex today to
take stock of the damages.
The estimated damages have been submitted to the state government for immediate allocation
of fund. However, the minister directed the department to go ahead with the restoration
DASU demands NOC for construction of Dibang bridge
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A delegation of Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU) led by its president
Nun Pertin today called on Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner Garima Gupta at
her office chamber and submitted a memorandum demanding to issue no objection certificate
(NOC) to Navayuga Engineering Company (NEC) for construction of the Dibang bridge.
While criticizing the authority for not issuing NOC to NEC, which has already obtained
the land possession certificate, DASU said that the bridge, if constructed, would
connect not only Dambuk but entire Lower Dibang Valley district.
The union threatened to launch democratic movement if its demands were not met within
DIPRO adds from Roing: Meanwhile, Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner today reviewed
the progress of the issue of No Objection Certificate to the Navayuga Bridge Company,
for the construction of the bridge over Dibang river connecting Dambuk Sub-Division.
The company had applied for a No Objection Certificate from the Office of the Deputy
Commissioner, for the purpose of establishment of structures for setting up the DG
sets and other such equipments on the site.
The Deputy Commissioner noted that the NOC could not be issued till date due to some
lacunae in the proposals. The land in which these structures are proposed to be constructed
falls near the Reserve Forest Area and hence a clarification from the Forest is required
as to whether the Forest norms are violated or not by the construction of such hazardous
and pollution causing structures in view of the recent guidelines and Supreme Court
judgements. Since no reply is forthcoming from the District Forest Authorities and
therefore Deputy Commissioner has decided to take up the matter with the Principal
Chief Conservator of Forest, Itanagar for further clarification on the issue.
Also, it was pointed out by the Deputy Commissioner that the area for which the NOC
is sought is 7 hectares. The office of the Deputy Commissioner is in receipt of complains
from the members of the public that out of this 7 hectares , only 5 hectares is allotted
in the name of the owner against whom the LPC is issued. The remaining 2 hectares
is in the name of an organization and was allotted against some other purpose. The
office of the Deputy Commissioner also wants to look into this matter by employing
the staff of Land Management department. It was observed that once these issues are
clarified, the No Objection Certificate can be issued immediately.
Diarrhoea, dysentery outbreak in Anjaw
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Outbreak diarrhoea and dysentery was reported from some remote
villages under Manchal, Hawai and Chaglagam circles of Anjaw district. However, no
death case have been reported from anywhere so far.
The District Health Society, Hayuliang along with district administration are supervising
and constantly monitoring the situation and taking all preventive and controlling
measures. Medical team comprising medical officers and paramedical staffs are camping
in those villages to contain the diseases. Some of the medical team members are also
conducting door to door campaign to create awareness among the villagers.
Dr. S. Chai Pul, DRCHO, Anjaw reported that at Manchal 27 cases of diarrhoea, 7
cases of dysentery and 4 cases of diarrhoeal dehydration have been registered and
patients are being treated at the camp. According to Dr. Pul, all the patients are
ANSU calls for lifting ban on land allotment in capital
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has called on deputy commissioner
capital complex and director of land management government of Arunachal Pradesh to
review the land allotment process in state capital which has not been continued since
last two years.
In a release ANSU questioned on what basis director of land management has stopped
land allotment process without any valid reason in capital complex. “Instead of stopping
the issuing land allotment they should have continued by adopting proper policy because
land is one of tangible sources of revenue for state government and securities measures
for the landowners. Maximum land conflicts arise among people in state capital because
of having no land allotment certificates and that is reason why more than one person
are claiming or fighting over one plot of land,” ANSU stated.
In this connection ANSU urged Director of land management to immediately review or
lift ban on land allotment process in capital complex as soon possible.
Poma Bamboo processing unit completes two glorious years
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The sleepy Poma village situated few kilometers away from capital
came into limelight two years ago when first ever Bamboo processing centre was set
up there. Under the guidance of the Governor Gen JJ Singh, the concept of setting
up first Bamboo based socio-economic development project, a bamboo processing center
in Arunachal Pradesh was taken up.
Gen JJ Singh, with his extensive knowledge and experience of the way in which the
potential of bamboo has been exploited by States like Tripura and Nagaland always
maintained that Arunachal Pradesh can also develop its bamboo sector on similar vein.
Facilitated by Departments of Planning and Environment & Forests, Government of Arunachal
Pradesh and being implemented by Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation limited, the
bamboo processing Center was set up with technical help from Cane and Bamboo Technology
Center (CBTC), Guwahati at Poma Village, and inaugurated on August 18, 2009. Today,
the centre has completed two years. Within these two years, it has changed the whole
area. The project, a brainchild of the Governor has in fact heralded the overall
development process, not only in Poma village but the whole area. As upshots of the
Project, the area is getting the focus and importance from the entire State. An adventure
tourism project is coming to capitalize the scenic beauty and serene natural environment.
The villagers are also implementing another mission-mode project on ‘organic farming’
as a part of the model village concept. The Project has facilitated regular interactions
of the villagers with the Governor, who is promoting organic farming at Raj Bhavan.
The Bamboo Processing Center, one of its kinds in the State, now produces agarbatti
sticks, dust bins, stick baskets, fruit baskets and mats. Touching with modernity,
villagers make bamboo mobile stands, pen stands, pen boxes, table lamps, cloth hangers,
dinning mats, tea trays and tea coasters etc. As on the date, the villagers have
made six tons of agarbatti sticks, six thousand baskets, seven thousand dustbins,
a thousand hangers, three thousand five hundred pen stands, two thousand each of
tea trays and fruit baskets taking the numbers of items to more than ten thousand.
“The products of the Center wherever displayed always sold like hot cakes. It is
of high quality and prices are kept at the minimum on the advice of the Governor,
informed Nodal Officer of the project,” Gumtum Rime, Divisional Manager, APFCL. Craft
instructor Narayan Chandra Paul, who has been imparting trainings to the villagers
said, involvement of more male villagers can bring better result as some works require
strength and hard labour. During summer, as they are involved in harvesting, the
numbers goes down but in winter it goes up so is the production. With new wood carving
instructor in Repaa Ten from Nagaland, we are refining the indigenous expertise on
the craftsmanship for commercial ventures, he added.
Concurring with Paul, Center Supervisor Tayum Roma added, during summer and rainy
seasons, the bamboos have more water in it therefore quality diminish. We do not
procure local bamboos in that period and quality bamboos are not available. It effects
the production in those seasons. We have planted quality bamboos and once we start
harvesting those, we will have good production throughout the year.
“Now with opening of a showroom cum sale counter at Chimpu on 14th August, we have
outlet for other items made by the villagers in their respective houses, such as
Nyishi caps, local daos and other home utility articles,” added Poma Village Development
Society Chairperson Techi Anna.
It is worth mentioning here that, village women are taking a lot of interest in the
Project, who otherwise would have been just busy with daily chores. Now they are
preparing themselves towards financial independence in the family itself. It has
become a project for ‘empowerment of women’ in true sense.
One of the women beneficiaries aged around 40 years Techi Pede said,” earlier we
used to stay at home and pass our time in household works, but with the establishment
of the center we have the opportunity to learn and utilize our idle times, making
handicrafts items and earn something out of it.”
Now our people has learn the values of our natural resources, especially our bamboos,
added Center Supervisor Tayum Roma. We never thought of making such beautiful and
important saleable items from simple bamboo. Along with self employment to the villagers,
the project has brought huge change in the village in communication with better roads
and improved power supply. The village school has also improved in its infrastructure
with addition of play equipments. Only problem is the water supply as most of the
supply lines are damaged by the recent heavy rain, he lamented, while hoping the
concerned department will rectify it very soon.
Anna, who is also the Panchayat leader of the area, informed that today more than
fifty families are directly benefited from the project. The center and the village
have become a sought after venue for any visiting members of technical and rural
development institutions and organizations. Moreover, many training programmes were
conducted here including one by State Institute for Rural Development, Industries
department on apiculture or the bee keeping. Muskan Welfare Society led by State
First Lady provided a weaving center to the village.
The center has always visitors attracted since its inception. Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram to Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, all visited the place.
Chidambaram launched the production of bamboo products at Bamboo Processing Centre
on 2nd April 2010. British High Commissioner Sir Richard Stagg and Vice Admiral of
Eastern Naval Command Anup Singh were some of the many important dignitaries who
visited the Center.
Taken up in a Mission Mode, under the active initiative of MD SFRI G.N. Sinha and
Nodal Officer, Gumtum Rime, Divisional Manager, APFCL and Panchayat leader of Poma
Anchal Samiti member Techi Anna, a Village Development Society was formed to take
up the project as a group venture. The local villagers were trained on handling
of the machines and tools of the centre in advance at Cane and Bamboo Technology
Center, Guwahati and once it becomes self-sustainable, the unit will be handed over
to the Village Development Society of Poma.
Amidst Angel of God : Pema hangs out a day
This Independence Day seemed to be tumultuous for Pema Khandu, Minister Tourism &
WRD, as he had the opportunity to feel the pain and agony of a handful of children
at Donyi Polo School for Hearing Impaired in Chimpu who, despite physically challenged
could prove themselves to be at par with and even beyond other normal children through
Established in 1990, the Donyi Polo Rehabilitation Centre was primarily set up for
the children who have been suffering from hearing impaired. But now it accommodates
the blind children as well. It has a total 91 children from the hearing impaired
category and 16 blind children from various parts of the state.
Taking ahead the set Good Samaritan, Pema, a young and energetic minister was touched
by the noble and compassionate approach showered towards the needy children and the
institution by his late father. The Principal Sharma along with his colleagues and
some senior students of the centre were already at the gate for the grand reception.
They offered flowers and traditional scarf to Pema and escorted him inside the Rehabilitation
institute. Before reaching the main hall, the Principal took the minister to various
rooms displaying the creative works of the physically challenged children.
Mesmerized by the skilled work which included paintings, hand woven bags, garments,
chairs and so on, Pema finally made out amidst the Angels of God. They greeted the
young charismatic minister with their warm smile. Pema introducing himself by writing
his name on the blackboard said, “ It was indeed a perfect pilgrimage to this temple
of learning on this auspicious day of 65th Independence Day. The dedicated and noble
gesture of the teaching staff of the institution impressed me deeply. Children here
are definitely quite able and you are in no way behind the normal children. Your
quest for learning deeply touched me. I wish I can be with you all again and again."
Visibly the children were very happy when they saw Pema Khandu and discovered that
he was the junior Khandu who was carrying forward the legacy of love and affection
of his late father towards them. They presented an attractive cultural programme.
While the blind children displayed their singing talents with their beautiful voice,
the hearing impaired children displayed perfectly synchronized colourful dance.
Principal Sharma while recalling the contribution of Late Dorjee Khandu said, it
was due to his compassionate effort that the school has been smoothly functioning
and is able to accommodate more and more physically challenged children.
With the promise to visit again and extend all necessary help and assistance to the
institution, Pema distributed sweets to the children. He also extended his sincere
gratitude to the staff of the institution for providing special care to the needy
children. He interacted with them, shared his thoughts and urged them to study hard.
Pema was mesmerized by the intelligence of the children and had all praise for them
and their teachers. Children in unison requested Pema to come again.
At the end of the day, Pema undeniably had a day out with the angels of god, as after
meeting them he shared “How pure, wise and humble they are. I wish every individual
on earth could instill their natural wisdom in oneself so that the world could shed
away with hatred and violence paving way for a serene world to live in”.
Bamboosa Library promotes learning through fun: DC
Activists pay homage to Sri Aurobindo & martyrs
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Bamboosa Library reader activists added vigour and cheer to the
Independence Day Celebrations in Lohit, with the presentation of a fiery skit on
Sri Aurobindo, marking his 139th Birthday and paying homage to the thousands of
martyrs and freedom fighters who raised the voice of Swadeshi spirit in bold defiance
of British oppression after the partition of Bengal in 1905.
“The Bamboosa Library readers have pioneered interesting ways of promoting learning
of history through their skits” said Sri. R. K. Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Lohit,
addressing the student-actors, parents, teachers and library-activists after the
“Such innovative programmes will, from now onwards, be included in the official celebrations
on Independence Day & Republic Day” he declared. He also lauded the Lohit Youth libraries
for promoting good reading habits, which has won them appreciation not only in Arunachal
but in rest of India, and even abroad.
Lohit DDSE K Rina and Dr. B. K. Nath, Principal, Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Tezu,
also applauded the actor-students, numbering over 40, all from nearby Govt. Middle
The skit was guided by Kr. Abhinav Dwivedi, (cl. 9, KV Tezu), who also brilliantly
portrayed the historical arguments of lawyer Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das,’ while
Kr. Ashish Singh (cl. 9, KV Tezu), brought to life the serene nature of Sri Aurobindo.
They were supported by spirited performances by Ashish Mishra (cl. 9, KV Tezu), as
British police chief, Arpita Dwivedi as British merchant and Prosecutor, Purabi Nath
as Indian merchant (both from Govt. Middle School, Tezu), Himatsi Yun as policeman,
Deep Das as Yogi Lele, and other child-artistes, all from the Govt Middle School
No.3 of Tezu town.
At Wakro too, the APNE Library readers under Bomanlu Ngadong and Shapilu Rangmang
(KGBV Wakro) paid their tributes at the Independence Day celebrations through the
skit on Sri Aurobindo, in the presence of a large number of officials and general
Taiju stresses on extra-curricular activities in schools
CHANGLANG, Aug 17: Parliamentary Secretary T. Taiju stressed on extracurricular activities
in schools for mental and physical development of students.
Attending the school management committee meeting of GHHS, Changlang yesterday, Taiju
said that the students should be encouraged to take part in NCC, Scouts and Guides
and other extracurricular activities to keep them physically and mentally fit and
also for their personality development.
He emphasized on creating an atmosphere in schools that is conducive for teaching
and learning Acknowledging the shortage of school infrastructure and teaching staff
in the schools of Changlang district, Taiju said that he would take up with the DC
for early release of fund announced by MP Ninong Ering, for constructions of a Auditorium
for Govt. Hr, Sec, School, Changlang. Additional fund, if required, could be managed
from DoTC and any other source, he said.
P. Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary, Mineral and Mines, advised the SMC to work in
close coordination with teachers, student and parents. He advised SMC that any problem
of school should be solved within the school premises. Strict discipline should be
maintained to keep the reputation of the school intact, he said and advised the
teaching staff discharge their duties properly and sincerely.
Deputy Commissioner cum chairman SMC Opak Gao disclosed that to run a School is more
difficult than to run civil administration. Keeping in view the overgrowing population
in Changlang and tremendous pressures for admission of children in school, the basic
requirements of the schools have already been furnished before the Director of School
Education and minister concerned for consideration. He asked DDSE, Changlangto to
carefully examine the genuineness on transfer and posting of teachers before sending
files to him for approval.
T Ngemu, former minister advised to hold SMC meeting periodically to review the progress
and also discuss the problems of school. He asked teachers to inculcate discipline
first and keep students busy in creative activities so that they do not get enough
time in unproductive activities.
DDSE Nolom Yirang, informed that the proposal under Rasstriya Madhyamik Abhiyan (RMA)
have been sent for up gradation of school to cater to the local needs. He appealed
parents and public not to misunderstand and interfere in school administration for
greater interest of students.
TN Mossang, principal cum secretary SMC, highlighted the various problems of the
school and also informed the academic achievements of last year. Physical developmental
achievements like construction of school compound wall involving Rs.5 lakh were also
informed in the meeting.. DIPRO
Wakro Youth lift Rehabilitation Cup
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Wakro Youth lifted the 3rd Rehabilitation Cup defeating Govt. Higher
Secondary School Namsai 6-5 in the final at Namsai..
Army Commander colonel H.S. Chauhan, of 26 Maratha Light Infantry attended the closing
ceremony as chief guest which was also attended by many Khampti public leaders, youth
of Namsai, Anaya, Chowkham, and Piyong.
The winning team was awarded cash prize of Rs. 20,000 along with a cup while the
runner up team was given with Rs 10,000 and a cup.
Altogether 31 teams participated in the match.
The main motive behind organizing the football tournament is to engage the youth
and the upcoming generation of Khampti and Singpho society in the field of games
and sports instead of using illicit drugs.
Panchayat leaders express \concern over growing drug users
ROING, Aug 17: Alarmed at the growing number of drug addicts and drug peddlers in
Roing town, the Lower Dibang Valley district Panchayat leaders called for an effective
campaign strategy to deal with the situation.
In a meeting held today, Anjithe Menjo, Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) from Iduli appealed
all the panchayat leaders to take the onus of spreading awareness on drug abuse at
block and village level.
Dibang Anti Drug Campaign Committee (DADCC) was formed to carry out the awareness
activities to be headed by District Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto.
A decision for formation of block level committee at each block level for coordination
with the district committee was taken by the panchayat forum. The block committee
would be headed by ASM Chairpersons, the forum decided. It was suggested that advisory
board with Deputy Commissioner (DC), District Medical Officer (DMO) and Superintendent
of Police (SP) as members also should be constituted for the anti drug campaign committee.
Menjo said most of the drug peddlers were based in Idu dominated areas, though the
drug addicts were from different communities like Idu, Adi, Nepali and other non
tribal communities. Roing ZPM Namo Lingi called for the panchayat leaders to start
the campaign at earliest and to stop conducting only meetings. Kelo Pulu, President,
Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) suggested active participation of
Gaon Burahs(GB) and Gram Panchayat Members (GPM) at village level.
Present in the meeting were Roing Anchal Chairrperson Ame Linggi, Koronu Anchal Chairperson
Aka Mega, Abali Anchal Chairperson Itang Linggi, Cheta ASM Yashi Menjo, Iduli ASM
Apudi Menjo and AIMSU President Malo Linggi.
Workshop on CCE organized
ROING, Aug 17: The first phase of one day training cum workshop on Continuous and
Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system for govt. teachers of various schools under
Meka Cluster was held at BRC building, Middle School here today. The programme was
organized by the office of the Deputy Director of School Education, Lower Dibang
Tanyang Tatak, DDSE Roing in his address appealed the teaching fraternity of the
district to implement the CCE, a new system of evaluation in true spirit as per the
provision under RTE. He exhorted the teachers to actively participate in the meeting
thereby making it a meaningful and fruitful one. He cautioned that checking on implementation
of the CCE will be followed by the school authorities from time to time on regular
CCE refers to a system of school based evaluation of students that covers all aspects
of the school education. It covers both the Scholastic (academic) areas like the
assessment of learners in prescribed syllabus by the board – Project activities,
assignment, practical and oral work and Co-Scholastic(non-academic) areas like Life
skills, attitudes and values, interests and participation in co-curricular activities.
Its importance lies in reducing the pressure and nervousness of the students in the
existing system of one time examination at the end of the year. It will also helps
to reduce school dropout rate as there will be less fear and nervousness related
As per CCE, performance records of every student will be kept and progress of each
student will be continuously monitored by the teacher in a non-threatening and supportive
environment. As per the assessment, each student will be allotted grade points (9
grade points under Scholastic Assessment and 5 grade points under Co-Scholastic Assessment)
by considering the performance and by recording the descriptive indicators of each
It was also informed that CCE was found effective and good results were reported
from NGOs and Private run schools which adopted the system. On the other hand, the
sincerity and dedication on the part of teachers were sought for successful implementation
of CCE. The Resource persons for the day Abu Saring, DAEO dealt at length on concept
and implementation of CCE while Pokling Tayeng and Amih Lego, head masters spoke
on Scholastic areas, Nangkin Gamno, Head Master on Co-scholastic areas and Obang
Langkam, ADEO spoke about grading system and calculation of grade point. Altogether
48 teachers from various schools under Meka Cluster attended the day long training
cum workshop programme. DIPRO
Dist level vigilance & monitoring committee meeting held
SEPPA, Aug 17: The 2nd District level vigilance and monitoring committee (DLVMC)
meeting of East Kameng district was held on August 16 at Kameng hall, Seppa. The
meeting was presided over by Tope Bam Deputy Commissioner cum member secretary and
was attended among other by Tapuk Taku, MLA, Seppi Bagang chairperson Zilla Parishad,
HoDs of the line departments, BDOs and Anchal chairpersons. The physical and financial
achievement under various RD programmes, PMGSY, total sanitation Campaign and Social
Welfare Schemes were thoroughly discussed and reviewed in the meeting.
DC Tope Bam while informing about the composition of the committee said that DLVMC
is the highest level meeting in the district in which the members are constituted
as per the direction of the Rural Development ministry Govt. of India. He urged the
members to be attentive and participative with due sense of responsibility during
the meeting paving way for a concrete result. While stressing on the importance of
the meeting, he said that many important programmes like PMGSY, total Sanitation
campaign, RD programmes and ICDS activities fall under the ambit of this committee
and without submission of reports and minutes of the quarterly meeting, the timely
flow of fund may not be possible from the ministry. He also said that the members
of the committee are delegated with the powers to make a surprise visit and the members
shall shortly inspect the important schemes.
In his address, Tapuk Taku MLA said that DLVMC meeting is mandatory and very important
platform to make the people aware of the centrally sponsored schemes. He appealed
the executing agencies to highlight the achievements. Kego Eshi PD, DRDA presented
fund position, physical and financial achievement under RD deptt of East Kameng and
also dwelt at length about role and responsibilities of the members of committee.
Seppi Bagang chairperson, zilla parishad called for submission of photographs and
all related work at the time of verification of the schemes. The meeting ended
with vote of thanks from Akung Gyadi, APO (M), DRDA.
Block level CCE training held
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A one-day Block Level Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
training for the teachers of lower and upper primary level schools of Daporijo and
Giba Chetam blocks was conducted at Daporijo yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, A. Abhayankar Deputy Commissioner, Upper Subansiri District
advised the trainees to participate in such training with great zeal and use whatever
they leant from the training programme for the betterment of the children.
He emphasized on the need of improving the education scenario of the district to
make a better society.
DDSE O Panor urged the teachers to work with dedication to achieve the national goals
set in TRE Act.
ADEO Take Dui and ADEO Academic in-charge Jitu Rigia also spoke on the occasion.
Changlang Police cracks down hard on illegal liquor seller
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Surprised checking of illegal selling of IMFL at mining area of
Kharsang was conducted by officer-in-charge of Kharsang police station C. Longri
along with his team under the guidance of SDPO, Miao on August 15 last.
During the raid they recovered 48 bottles of imperial blue quarter and two cases
of beer from the shop of Bhola Dahal and Prem Pradhan and also one case of McDowell
whisky from the shop of Jinni Maya. A non-FIR case vides KSG PS NON FIR case no 01/11
u/s 188 IPC has been submitted against them.
Further on 11th August police team led by lady Inspector T. Singhpho, CI (P) Miao
along with magistrate conducted raid for illegal sale of liquor at various pocket
of Miao township area.
As many as 5 cases of beer, 2 cases of IMFL bottles and 15 pots country made liquor
were found at various shops/houses and destroyed on the spot. Despite some resistance
from shop owners, police managed to crack down heavily on law breakers.
DDSE issues show cause notice to 9 teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: East Kameng DDSE Kata Rangmo along with BRC Coordinator made a
surprise visit to 10 schools under Pappu Valley, Pijerang circle recently.
During the course of inspection, monitoring and supervision of schools, the DDSE
interacted with the students, teachers and SMC chairmen and also issued show-cause
notice against nine teachers who were found absent from their duties.
The process of surprise visits will be continued in every month to ensure proper
functioning of schools and check absenteeism of teachers.
Bandhs are not an answer
In the recent days bandh call has become major headache for the people of Arunachal
Pradesh. Despite citizen being upset at frequent bandhs being called by various organizations,
the destiny compels us to live with such bandh culture in the state.
Way back in 1998, the Supreme Court had banned the bandh. But the law makers belong
to one political party or others seem to be helpless to ensure effective implementation
of the ban as the political party itself often acts as sponsorer of the bandh. The
best example is the Bharat bandh called last year by non-NDA and non-UPA parties
to protest against price rise.
Bandh culture is not at all a weapon to force the authorities to act. Bandh is just
an extended holiday for the affluent section of the society and a disaster for those
who live hand to mouth.
Majority of the people of our country accept the bandh as they are unorganized, helpless
and not sure about their fate if they defy the bandh.
In the backward and developing state like Arunachal Pradesh, the bandh culture is
a curse for the general people.
The state has no major industries be it in private and Govt sector, nor has it any
huge revenue earning source that could be affected by the bandh. The only victims
of the bandh are self employed poor and middle class people. The bandh in no way
affects the Govt as the people in the helm of affairs are also within the system
with secured future.
HM visit - a ray of hope
We the All Tutsa Student Union (ATSU), Changlang district extend gratitude to Home
Minister Takar Marde for visiting Tirap and Changlang district to understand the
ground realities. The preference offered to citizen of two districts in the recruitment
of civil Police is also encouraging to hear. The peace loving people of Changlang
and Tirap have suffered a lot in the past because of problems imposed on us from
outside. However, positive attitude shown by the new home minister towards citizen
of two districts is very pleasing to see. We also appeal to the Home Minister and
Police department to have consideration on height and educational qualification for
recruitment in police for citizen of two districts.
We the student committee and society as a whole have faith in the state Government
and Department of Police that the recruitment will take place in fair means. On the
other hand, we the student committee would like to appeal the state Government and
Police Department that the first preference should be given to the Arunachalee citizen.
All Tutsa Student Union (Atsu)
Dist Changlang. (AP)
KVK should recruit free and fairly
We the unemployed Agriculture graduate would like to appeal to the department concerned
to conduct recruitment of various posts under Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) with free
and fair devoid of any favouritism to the kiths and kin of politicians and bureaucrats.
We also urge them to carry out recruitment at the earliest and declare results as
early as possible so that feeling of doubt will be eliminated from the minds of candidates.
With KVK interview being fixed for coming weeks, many students from other states
especially from Manipur are flooding in our state. Though we have no ill feeling
against them but we urge concern authorities to give preference to local candidates.
In fact we have many agri. graduates and it is best that our own graduate if recruited
will decrease the unemployment ratio. The KVK is mainly extension based organization
and recruitment of local agri graduates will lead to better delivery of extension
services in view of diversity in culture and region. The so called graduates of other
states will first of all take time in acclimatizing themselves and will be less efficient
in delivering the services to the locals though they might be possessing degrees
like M. Phil, Ph.D etc.
I just want to remind incident of one Ph. D degree holder of agri science background
from another state who knew much about jhum cultivation, but he could barely identify
crop species found in jhum field. It is not about how much degree he or she acquires,
but it is about how much changes he/she can bring by bringing desirable changes in
farmer behavior. Therefore we request the department concerned to give maximum impetus
to our own agri graduate who are struggling for job even after completing the degree.
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