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ITBP Commandant calls on CM

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 Pradesh.


Toppers felicitated

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.


Sadbhavana Diwas

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 the college.

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 global warming.

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 benefitted.

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.


Results out

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.


APSCW website

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 students.

“Moreover, my visit to my native village is a purely personal matter,” he said.


News Impact

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 programme.

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 of re-awakening.

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 day-long programme.


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, he commented.

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 work unhindered.


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 10 days.

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 recovering well.


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

Jambey Tsering

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 their talents.

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 programme.

“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 Schools.

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 public.


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 Valley.

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 basis.

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 to performance.

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 student.

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Samhom Sawin  


All Tutsa Student Union (Atsu)

Dist Changlang. (AP)



KVK should recruit free and fairly

Dear Editor,

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.


BSc Agri,

Unemployed Student







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