Aug 13


National Librarians’ Day celebrated in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: National Librarians’ Day was celebrated in Arunachal  alongwith rest of the country to pay tribute to father of Library Science Dr. S R Ranganathan on his birthday today.

The Department of Public Libraries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the Day by organizing an extempore speech competition amongst the school children on the topic “How to develop reading habit in the young age” to understand the importance of libraries in shaping their lives. Students from various schools of Itanagar participated in the competition.

Addressing the participants DL&IO (Hq), L Ete informed that National Librarians’ Day is celebrated in India on August 12  in remembrance of  Padmashree Dr Ranganathan, who spearheaded library development in India. This Day reminds the librarians their mission to work towards meeting the information needs of the people by providing high quality information system, he said.

The Deputy Director Resarch, B Pertin described the importance of library and the vital role of a librarian in moulding and shaping the young minds. He advised the students to make reading book in library a habit to gain knowledge.

Kamal Nath De, Jr. Librarian, State Library was awarded as the best Librarian  for his hard work in the service and Master Kamin Pertin from Arunodaya School, Master Mui Tape from Green Mount and Miss Meme Gadi also from Green Mount stood 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in extempore speech. DIPR

Pasighat: The "National Librarians’ Day" was celebrated  in a befitting manner at the Pasighat district library.

Speaking on the occasion Education and  Library Minister Bosiram Siram called upon the school and college students, employees and general public to become regular library readers for enhancing and acquiring information and knowledge on various fields. Terming it as ‘storehouse of knowledge’ he said the role of library in collecting and preserving the information etc is commendable and it would fulfill the needs of the younger generations.

Siram urged the citizens to visit to the library regularly and appreciate the library professionals for their untiring services. But he admitted that there are huge tasks ahead for librarians to help common people improve reading habit. Illiteracy, poverty and lack of knowledge are still prevalent among people in the state, he  said while urging the officers and teachers to share their knowledge about library in schools to inspire the students.

Taking privilege, the minister urged one and all to join hands and cooperate the state government to implement all the schemes and projects successfully in the state for larger interest of the people.

While condemning the Bandh culture he appealed all  to cooperate in implementing the hydro power projects for financial development of the state. The projects would not only meet the demands of water and electricity, but would help to set up industries and develop agricultural sector which would make Arunachal a financially strong state, added Siram.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra appreciated the efforts of the library officials and stated that reading is the most rewarding activities in life and it makes one knowledgeable which generates confidence in life. It helps us to know our past, present and future, socio-cultural affairs, economic growths, technical and scientific developments, discoveries etc. He suggested all to avail the optimum benefits of library services. Mishra appealed  the minister to take more steps to modernize the library and asked the library officials to be sincere, dedicated, devoted and punctual in their duties.

The keynote address was given by the DLIO Yayum Riba and among others M. Das Librarian (JNC) and BK Bhattacherjee Jr. Librarian (DL) also spoke on the occasion.

Retired IAS Officer Oshong Ering, Dean of Horticulture College Dr. B N Hazarika, DDSE Tani Talom, officers, faculties and students of Pasighat participated in the programme.  Earlier on August 11 an Art Competition was conducted wherein eighty students participated.

Tawang: Speaking on the occasion of National Librarian’s day celebration at Tawang, deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen emphasized on the need for publication and exhibition of old records and rare books of the district as well as the state written by various authors at the District Library. Accessibility to such books will help and be useful as reference for various sections of the people.

“Despite the development of modern technology such as television, Internet, etc, the kind of knowledge and experience gained from books cannot be substituted by anything”, Lollen said. Pointing at the benefits of the books, Lollen further said, books enshrine the noble thoughts and sublime truth of all ages. He also advocated for subscription and display of the “ Arunachal Gazette”  at the District library for the benefit of the readers.

Lollen later visited the Books Section of the District Library. The HoDs of the district along with the District Library Office staffs were present on the occasion.

Earlier the District Library Officer, B K Roy, highlighted the importance of the day.

The Day was also celebrated in Dibang Valley District in a befitting manner. To mark the occasion, many competitions like essay writing, extempore speech, painting etc. were organized among students on the Topics “Book - Our Best Friend” and “Importance of Library”.

The celebration was attended by the deputy commissioner Abu Tayeng, teachers, students, officers, public leaders, active NGOs in huge number.

Speaking on the occasion, Tayeng said that Library is the store house of books which contributes a lot to the society in its growth and development. The DC urged the students and all in general to inculcate the habit of reading in order to enhance the knowledge and understand the wider scope in life.

He gave away the prizes to the winners of the competitons.

Later, the DC inspected the District Library  and termed it as one of the best Library in entire state.

Earlier, DL&IO, R.K.Singh dwelt in length about the transitions of system of information dissemination from the Vedic period to the present day.

Yingkiong: District Library Yingkiong has celebrated the Librarians’ day at Yingkiong.

Speaking on this occasion Ing Ratan, DLIO highlighted the importance of library in Arunachal Pradesh. She advised the people to keep up reading habit and visit the library regularly.  Among others, Principal of St. Marry School spoke on  the occasion. diseaset. Students and teaching staff of the St. Marry School, among others, participated in it.



HIV/AIDS awareness prog  on  Intl  Youth Day

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: An awareness programme on HIV/AIDS was organized at Doimukh on the occasion of International Youth Day today.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali, briefed about HIV/AIDS. He advised the youths to disseminate HIV/AIDS awareness message to the people.

DDSE Yupia, T T Tara highlighted the importance of youth and its role in creating awareness on HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director (B/S) APSACS, Dr. A. Borang Deputy Director (ICTC) also spoke on the occasion and advised the youths to disseminate the message on HIV/AIDS to the general people so that people can have a proper knowledge to prevent  the dreaded disease.

On the occasion, T20 Cricket Tournament was also organized at Doimukh Playground to mark the day.  The winner team JNV XI and the runners up team Girls XI were awarded with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2000 and Rs 1000 respectively.



National Librarians’ Day observed at Ruksin


RUKSIN, Aug 12: The  National Librarians’ Day was celebrated at Ruksin sub-divisional library with a day-long programme by organizing drawing  competitions among school children and cultural programme.

Addressing the occasion, the Ruksin Anchal Chairperson Ojing Aze recalled the efforts contributed by Dr Ranganathan, for the establishment of libraries in the country. He urged the students to adopt book reading habit in library to enhance their knowledge as the Library is a source of storehouse of knowledge. Various books, magazines and newspapers can be excess easily therein and reading of these will undoubtedly help the students in their career  building. So, it is important for the students to take membership of the library.

Junior Librarian (JL) of the library T Tagi discussed on various aspects and importance of library institutions and urged the people  to avail the benefit from the library. He suggested the students for taking membership of the institution.

Tagi has expressed gratitude to the state’s secretary of Cultural Affairs Indira Malo and the director of Public Library J Borang for their initiative taken for celebration of the anniversary.

It is worth-mentioning that the only library in Ruksin Subdivision under East Siang district was running without necessary infrastructure. But, the authority,  after a news published on this daily during June last, granted some amounts for procuring necessary library equipments.

Established in 2009, the library was set up inside the Ruksin SDO’s office and subsequently shifted to a new RCC building at Power House colony here.

The new library building worth Rs 25 Lakh was funded by Kolkata based Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation. It was opened on April 27 last. At present the library contains about five thousand books including some magazines and newsletters.



Expedite investigation process: Union

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union (LSDNSU) in a representation to the Chief Minister urged him to expedite the investigation process into alleged misuse of public money under PWD division Yazali.

Giving copies of relevant papers including complaints lodged at Ziro and Yazali Police stations, the Union  demanded that the transfer of Yazali PWD division EE and other officers, who were allegedly involved in misappropriating of fund, should not be effected till the completion of police investigation. It further said that the alleged accused should be booked and given punishment.

Demanding immediate clearance of pending payment for the genuine contractors pertaining to various road projects, the Union also sought posting of sufficient police personnel at Raga and Dollungmukh Police Stations for maintaining law and order problems.

Other demands of the union included creation of police station at Yachuli, free electricity supply in Yazali circle from NEEPCO project, maximum employment opportunity for jobless local youths in the  power development agencies such as NEEPCO, NHPC and Jindal Power Limited.

Yazali PWD division EE could not be contacted for his comment.



AAPWA organizes 2nd Inter-District Wushu Championship

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The second Inter-District Wushu Championship organised by All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association (AAPWA) was held at indoor stadium of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy at Chimpu near here today.

Over 100 Wushu players participated in the championship.

Inaugurating the championship, director of sports and youth affairs DK Dinglow advised the participating players to play the sport with sportsman spirit. With the approval of the state’s sports policy a long felt demand of the sports fraternity of the state has been fulfilled , the director said. He expressed the hope that the state would witness rapid development in sports sector within three or four  years. He also said that his directorate would work for the promotion of Wushu in Arunachal Pradesh.

In his brief speech, newly appointed vice chairman of Spors Authority of Arunachal Sensei Likha Tara encouraged the budding players to take up sports sincerely. Sport, if pursued seriously, could not only bring personal and glory but also earn livelihood for them, Tara said. He announced to sanction Rs 25,000 to the Wushu association to bear the expenses in the championship.

Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association president Toko Teki advised the players to practice hard to improve their level of performance. He also informed the players about the job opportunities being offered by the state government through reservation for meritorious sportspersons in various govt departments. He advised the players to excel at their chosen discipline through hard work and bring laurels to the state.

The championship was conducted by the coach and international judge/referee Premkumar Singh.



Karate teams leave for New Delhi to participate in Sr. National Karate Championship

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: A 13-member team from Arunachal Karate-do-Association (AKA) comprising eight men and five women would take part in the 25th Senior National Karate-do Championship to be held at Talkotara Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on August 17 and 18. The team is being led by Sensei Deben  Sharma and Sensei Tai Hipik as team coach and manager respectively. Sport Authority of Arunachal  vice chairman Likha Tara, who also is president of AKA, is accompanying the team as state representative.

A separate seven-member team from Arunchal Pradesh Police (APP) would also participate in the championship. The police team is being led by Sub-Inspector and AKA general secretary L. Marik as team coach cum manager. Marik is the first Arunachalee to represent the country as-Team India coach during the 7th Junior and Cadet World Karate Championship, 2011 which was held at Melaka, Malaysia. Both the teams are leaving here tomorrow for New Delhi.

The medal winners and quarterfinalist of the championship would be eligible to participate in the forthcoming 35th National Game to be held at Kerala later this year.



8th Independence Running Football Tournament

Middle Chimpu to meet Police Colony in semis

ITANAGAR, Aug 12:  Middle Chimpu FC joined All Chimpu FC, Lokam Brothers and Police Colony FC to complete the semifinal line up in the on going 8th Independence Running Football Tournament at KV No @ playground here today.

Middle Chimpu FC beat Itanagar FC by solitary goal in the fourth quarterfinal played today. The winner of the match was scored by  Lishi Punyo in 57th minutes.

Today’s winner would lock horns with Police Colony FC in the first semifinal tomorrow at 3:pm.

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News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele. numbers : 09436040006/ 09856060490.


TTF distributes essential items on its foundation day

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Taba Tat Foudation (TTF) donated 10 bed mattress, bed sheets, pillow with cover, blanket, mosquito nets and dustbin to the CHC, Yazali on the occasion of its foundation day celebration August 10.

The donated items were handed over to the medical officer (incharge) of the CHC by former ZPM Bath Teli. The Foundation also felicitated class X topper Techi Taram (7.8 CGPA) and Likha Nana of Govt. Higher Secondary School (74.8%) with merit certificate, memento and cash awards.

Earlier in the day, TTF organised a social service at the CHC  to commemorate the 24th death anniversary of late Taba Tat, ex – PI. Over 200 people from all walks of life, including the members of TTF and elder citizens of Yazali and medical staff led by medical officer (i/c) Dr.Luksi Memmi, participated in the social service.


‘Quit India Movement’ anniversary celebrated

PASIGHAT, Aug. 12: District Congress Committee, East Siang District celebrated the 70th anniversary of  ‘Quit India Movement’ at Pasighat yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, DCC President Tatong Padung briefed about the freedom movements in India particularly on Quit India Movement.

DCC Secretaries Alen Perme and Onik Payum also spoke on the occasion. They highlighted the importance of the day and also briefed about freedom movement. The programme was attended by Congress Party workers and senior leaders.



ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Tebw Employees Forum (TEF) today felicitated Rajiv Gandhi University Registrar Dr Rachop Taba and the toppers of Class-X and Class-XII of Tebw clan, namely,  Taba Rigum (9.8%), Taba Punung (9.6%), Tad Mecha (8.6%) of Class X and Taba Khamya (7.3%) of class XII respectively in a felicitation function organised at Naharlagun.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Rachop Taba advised the students to work hard and become a good citizen in near future. Tebw-Lappa Welfare Association president Tad Tana also advised the youths of the Tebw clan to devote in their study and professional careers to become responsible citizen and serve the society and bring  laurel to themselves, parents, society and the state as a whole.


Polo Colony Youth kicks start social service

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Polo Colony Youth Welfare Association (PCYWA) today kicked start three days social service by repairing the poor road near steel bridge at Polo colony Naharlagun. The social service will be concluded on 14th August. The youths voluntarily came out and repaired the pathetic roads by filling boulders and sands.   Many  vehicle accidents particularly two wheelers occurred due to  deteriorating condition of said road.  Expressing its displeasure for not paying heed to colony road by the authorities, association claimed that said road have been remained unattended by the authority since last five years.


Hundreds benefitted from free eye check-up camp

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Hundreds of eye patients from Capital Complex, Ziro and adjoining Assam availed the special services of eye specialist doctors and ophthalmic care team in a free eye check up camp conducted at Arun Dristi Eye Care Center here today.

Free consultation and counseling on different eye problems like eye infections, reading difficulties, cosmetic procedures, retinal disorders etc. were provided by two eye specialists and ophthalmic care team. Required medicines were provided to the patients free of cost and patients identified for surgery would be operated free of cost at the center on August 15.


NERIST director calls on Guv

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Director of North East Regional Institute of  Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli Professor Dipankar Pal called on Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today and discussed on various issues related to the premier technical institution of the State. Governor expressed his happiness over the progress and assured his fullest support for the proposals of the Director. He emphasized on merit and adherence to the prescribed rules in every work and initiative.

Earlier, Professor Pal briefed the Governor, who is also the President of NERIST Society on the recent infrastructural developments and other ongoing projects in the NERIST campus. PRO to Raj Bhawan


Karatekas bring laurel to state

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Four karate players from Arunachal Pradesh brought laurel to the state by winning medals in national level championship in Uttarakhand.

Senior karate players Pacha Nobin Jamoh, Tam Tapak and Charu Govind won a Gold medal each in Kumite in the 8th All India Indepence Cup Karate Championship which concluded at Haridwar, Uttarakhand today. Ashok Sahani bagged a Bronze medal in Kata in 16-17 years category, according to information received here this evening.


Expedition to Mt. Gourichen

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: For the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh, a major mountaineering expedition to Mt. Gourichen (6488 mt) located in between East Kameng and West Kameng is being organised jointly by Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF) and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh during September/October next.

Everesters Tine Mena, Anshu Jamsenpa and Nima Lama from Arunachal are among 25-member expedition team to be led by Dr. K Romeo Meetei, In Charge Adventure Cell, Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs. Deputy Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi KN Damo would also join the team as advisor, informed Dr. Romeo.

This would be one of the major mountaineering expeditions organised in entire North East by IMF, Dr. Romeo added.


Social service at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Aug 12:  With objective to make Pasighat   clean and healthy town, All Adi Students Union (AASU) today conducted a mass cleanliness drive at market area in Pasighat. Students, senior citizens and likeminded people joined the cleanliness drive.   The  volunteers cleared the garbage and choking drainages in the market areas. The poor drainage systems and improper management of garbage is common sight in the oldest town of the state.  “When the concerned department is doing their part, citizens of Pasighat should take their own responsibility to keep the town clean” said Tameng Jerang. (News contributed by  Mingkeng Osik)






27 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Implement ROW notification

Dear Editor,

Many an acts and notifications issued and passed by the Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh from time to time for the public interest of the state are lying inoperative, owing to the callous attitudes of the state Govt and its law enforcing authorities.

A notification was issued for the Right of Way (ROW) for as many as 43 roads at Itanagar town and as many as 34 Raods at Naharlagun town mentioning as many as 40 metres, 30 metres, 24 metres 18 metres, 12 metres and  9 metres at the internal roads respectively during 2001 vide notification No DUD/10/99-200/8771-77, dated 23rd Jan, 2001. It was issued for the public interest and for restraining illegal encroachment on the public roads at the twin capital complex, Itanagar. The most setback of the Congress led state Govt is that it is miserably failing to upholding the basic objects of the notification and failing to implement the notification in letter and spirit. At the same time, the government has no time to considering the peoples’ pain and agony.

The AITC Arunachal Pradesh state unit seriously views deteriorating traffic scenario and roads congestion at the twin capital city. I, therefore, on behalf of the  AITC state unit ardently call upon Tuki-led Congress government  to implement the notification in true spirit as people friendly Government for the greater interest of the people.


Techi Necha

State General secretary, AITC,  State Unit



Poor BSNL service irks subscribers

Dear Editor,

Nowadays, the modern technology is developing rapidly throughout the world. Our country India is also marching ahead in the field of modern technology including information and communication technology. But, the BSNL network service at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district tells a different story.

“The subscriber is not reachable please  try after sometime’’ and “network busy’  are some of the services that the BSNL is providing to its customers since the erection of BSNL tower 10 years ago.

We the students’ community pursuing our education outside of districts or state, are mentally suffering much due to poor network. Whenever we are facing problems relating to health, transportation, educational etc., we opt to contact our parents or guardians, which can only be possible through telecommunication. But, having only a network service provider ‘BSNL’ at Daporijo, we do not have alternative option to  communicate with our parents.

Sometimes, serious patients, who are referred to other places for further treatment, are also facing the worst situation due to communication gap caused by network problem.

Daporijo is known for fire accidents. But due to appalling network service fire fighters usually arrive late after the fire did its job.

Moreover, bewildering to know that there are 3 three nos. of BSNL towers within the Daporijo area - 1st at Daporijo town, 2nd at Lida  Village, 3rd at Dumporijo circle. Despite having three towers why ‘it is not reachable and network busy ?

Therefore, I request the higher authorities to look into the problem seriously.


Babu Mosu

Chandranagar forest colony, Itanagar


MGD report calls for true global partnership

With three important targets on poverty, slums and water having been met, a new United Nations report stresses the need for a true global partnership to achieve the remaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.

The eight MDGs, agreed by world leaders at UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a “Global Partnership for Development.”

The 2012 MDG report says that, for the first time since poverty trends began to be monitored, both the number of people living in extreme poverty and the poverty rates have fallen in every developing region, including sub-Saharan Africa, where rates are highest.

The report notes that the target of halving the proportion of people without access to improved sources of drinking water by 2010 has been achieved. The proportion of people using improved water sources rose from 76 per cent in 1990 to 89 per cent in 2010.

In addition, the share of urban residents in the developing world living in slums has declined from 39 per cent in 2000 to 33 per cent in 2012. More than 200 million have gained access to either improved water sources, improved sanitation facilities, or durable or less crowded housing. This achievement exceeds the target of significantly improving the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.

The report, however,    said that Governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector need to intensify their contributions in order to achieve outstanding goals within the deadline.