NE India embarks on new phase of eco-development: Sena
2nd North East India-Myanmar Business Conclave
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: “The North East India has embarked on a new phase of economic development
with special incentives from the Govt. of India under the new North East Industrial
and Investment Policy,” said Agriculture, Horticulture and Dairy Development Minister
Setong Sena while addressing the dignitaries at a jam-packed seminar organized at
Town Hall, Monywa in Maynmar today.
Sena is leading a four-member delegation from Arunachal Pradesh in the second North
East India-Myanmar Business Conclave at Myanmar. The delegates include Phosum Khimhun,
Parliamentary Secretary, Trade & Commerce, Tokong Pertin, Director, Trade & Commerce
and Techi Lala, President, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Informing that Arunachal Pradesh Govt is extremely pleased to be a partner state
of East India-Myanmar Business Conclave which will enhance positivity and mutual
co-operation, Sena said ‘trade is a stimulant which enhances the mechanism for growth
of social, cultural and economic ties.’
“North East India is often described as the gate way to South East Asia and its markets
and the entire region has a strategic importance rather than as a place which is
often looked as far away from the national capital,” he added.
He further said that with India’s ‘Look East Policy’ is now slowly but firmly being
implemented, such integration is just a matter of time in the near future. Sena also
appreciated the Government of the Republic of Union of Myanmar and its people for
the hospitality offered to all the delegates.
The second North East India-Myanmar Business Conclave is being organized by the Indian
Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with the support of Indian Embassy in Yangon to strengthen
the available infrastructure besides facilitating smooth operations for the traders
of Northeast India and Myanmar. “Our country Myanmar is very rich in natural resources
and it plays a significant role in South East Asia, yet, we still have to develop
and modernize our technology, monetary policy, foreign aid and investment,” said
Sagaing region Chief Minister U Tha Aye in his address.
He said Myanmar is trying its best to build a democratic country. “We would proceed
our democratic way, taking experiences from the developed countries as well. In this
regard, we have to make economic reforms balanced with a change in political system,”
U Tha emphatically said. While inviting the Indian investors in his country, the
Chief Minister called for mutual cooperation to strengthen the bilateral relations
for economic prosperity of both the country.
On August 27, Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint welcomed the delegation at
their arrival at Mandalay. While exchanging views, both Mandalay Region CM and Sena
stressed on cultural exchange and more people to people contact for strengthening
the ties between the two nations, which will foster economic ties to a great height.
India-Myanmar relations are rooted in shared historical, ethnic, cultural and religious
ties. Pangsau Pass Winter Festival is a step towards the direction where people from
both the countries participate in cultural exchange and side by side get ahead with
Informing that his Govt is establishing an Industrial Park at Myingyan, 30 kms away
from Mandalay, the CM of Mandalay Region invited investors from India in Agrobased
Industries, IT sector, Cement Plant, Tourism. He also suggested that this historic
visit should be followed by one to one meeting with the help of Consul General of
India in Myanmar to finalize the investment opportunities in Mandalay Region.
M.K. Saharia, Chairman, North East chapter of ICC, Kolkata introduced the business
delegation to CM.
In the evening, addressing the seminar on bilateral Trade and Investment U Myint
Than, Minister of Agriculture & Forest, Govt. of Mandalay Region said " recent visit
of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar has written a new chapter in bilateral
relations.” He further said Myanmar is a democratic country now and its economic
policy is being made most flexible to attract foreign investors. “I look forward
for the success of this Indo- Myanmar meeting”, the Mandalay CM said while adding
that India and Myanmar stand for the never damaging bilateral relationship and for
the collective enhancement of truth and trust among the societies of our two countries.
While addressing the seminar Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India emphasized
that with advanced technology developed by India and food business practices, Indian
businessmen may invest in mineral sector in Mandalay Region.
Earlier on August 26, the team was accorded warm greetings at Moreh on their journey
While addressing the Indian traders at Moreh, Sena re-collected his nostalgic visit
at the inauguration of the Land Customs Station at Moreh by the then External Affairs
Minister, Jaswant Singh on February 13, 2001. He dwelled upon the historical relation
between Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Republic of India. He highlighted
on the benefit of India’s ‘Look East Policy’ and the ‘Look West Policy’ of South
East Asian nations which gives rise to immense opportunities for developing trade
and investment relations, using the North East as a primary focal point. He stressed
on the cultural ties between the two friendly neighbouring countries.
Tongam attack case
Press fraternity questions sincerity of Govt, decides to stage dharna on August 30
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Taking serious exception to the non arrest of the culprit/s involved
in the shooting case of The Arunachal Times, Associate Editor, Tongam Rina, Arunachal
Press Club (APC) & Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ) have decided
to stage dharna outside Chief Minister’s official bungalow on August 30 next.
Rina was seriously injured when an unidentified gunman shot at her in front of AT
office on July 15 last.
Expressing that 43 days has passed since the incident took place and the police are
yet to make any breakthrough, the members questioned the sincerity and integrity
of the Capital Police. With the evident inaction of the police, there is serious
doubt that the state government is not sincere in solving the case, the members added.
Meanwhile, APC & APUWJ condemned the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for trying
to frame Journalists Raju Mimi and Jiko Linggi in the October 5 Roing Police firing
incident and viewed it as serious victimization of media persons.
Adopt rain water harvesting to solve water scarcity: Tingkhatra
New web portal launched
Itanagar, Aug 28: Water Resources Development (WRD) Minister Newlai Tingkhatra
stressed the need of rain water harvesting to solve the problem of water scarcity
in the hilly region of the state.
Attending the WRD’s AOP meeting held at its Vivek Vihar headquarter today, Tingkhatra
underscored the need of providing more irrigation facilities to the farmers to boost
up agriculture and horticulture products in the state.
“We should give more emphasis on agri-horti sectors and farmers should be encouraged
to take up agri-horti activities to achieve food sufficiency,” he said.
Addressing the gathering of engineers, Tingkhatra asked them to implement the various
projects transparently and judiciously to avoid enquiry in future. “Corruption is
the root cause which hampers the development process of the society”, said the WRD
minister adding that he would be like to see his department free from any form of
Earlier, Tingkhatra launched the official e-portal (website) of the department wrdarunachal.gov.in.
This was developed by Pentaware Software.
WRD parliamentary secretary Thinghaap Taiju asked them to implement the various schemes
properly for the benefit of the villagers. He also gave stress on ground water project
and emphasized on the need for creation of State Ground Water Board.
WRD secretary Gaken Ete asked the SEs to inspect the various projects physically
and submit the details of the projects to the chief engineer.
“All the SEs should monitor and review all the projects physically in every 2-3 months
and submit the reports to the chief engineer to avoid future controversies”, he suggested.
Ete also urged the engineers to maintain work culture while executing any projects
and asked them to hand over the completed works to the beneficiaries for proper utilization.
WRD CE L Angu and SW-II DK Padung highlighted the importance of the AOP meeting and
launching of the web portal.
Later, the department felicitated its Namsai JE Jogo Jyoti Das, Itanagar surveyor
Satyajit Das and Kharsang AE Ashok Kumar Yadav for their outstanding performance
in their respective field of work.
115 Mithuns vaccinated against FMD
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A total of 115 mithuns and 150 cattle of the area were vaccinated
against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and 23 Mithuns treated for eye disease (corneal
opacity) in the two-day Animal Health Awareness cum Mithun Health Camp held at Mani,
Chiputa and Midpu village under Doimukh circle on August 25, and 26.
Mithuns of the area had been suffering from serious clinical eye problems of ‘corneal
opacity’ during this period which prompted the Kendra to invite the expert scientists
and technicians from NRC-M for timely diagnosis and treatment of the ailing Mithuns,
said Dr. T. Heli, PC, KVK, Papum-Pare. KVK, Papum-Pare in collaboration with National
Research centre – Mithun (NRC-M), Nagaland and Deptt AH & Veterinary organized the
Besides vaccination, routine Mithun health check up were done with blood sample and
feacal sample collection for animal disease screening during the programme. All those
mithuns with corneal opacity were found to be infested with “Thellezia” (eye worms).
The visiting scientist team advised the Mithun owners for vaccination of all the
animals prior to onset of the monsoon every year to check further out break of such
The disease prevention and control team comprising Dr. G. Pill, SVO, State Vety Hospital,
Naharlagun), Dr. Tilling Tabyo, SMS, KVK, Papum Pare and team of Para Vets from Doimukh
and Naharlogun supported the Scientists team from NRC-M (ICAR), Nagaland during the
animal health programme.
Dr.Heli stressed the need for specialized or vocational training of selected Mithun
owners by the state Department for controlling and management of diseases in animals.
They could be taught ‘how to dress wounds, push injection and perform castration
etc,” he said adding that these trained Mithun owners could serve as the ‘keyman’
or ‘Resource person’ in the village as well as for the deptt for adequate animal
health coverage in the area.
Yab Bola, Gaon Bura cum Chairman Mithun Club, Ramie-Shei requested the state deptt
A H. & Vety to grant for providing Vety Aid Centre (VAC) with adequate medicines
and vaccines and requisite manpower for timely prevention and controlling animal
diseases, especially in Mithuns.
Essential medicines and mineral mixture under brand name of ‘Mithum in’ were distributed
among the mithun owners by Dr. R.K. Singh, Sr. Scientist cum P.C. KVK, Porba, Nagaland.
State level workshop on convergence of NAP
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A state level interdepartmental workshop on convergence of National
Aforestation Programme (NAP) and other schemes for Joint Forest Management Committee
(JFMC), MGNREGA, agri-horti schemes and fishery activities began at College of Horticulture
& Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat today.
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. H N Hazarika, Dean CAU Pasighat who spoke at
large on global environment and forest issues.
DFO Yingkiong S. Manyu, nodal officer of the workshop highlighted its background
on convergence of NAP and other schemes for JFMC on inaugural session in light of
climate change, global warming, drying traditional water sources, degrading forest
cover by jhuming, forest fires, flood etc.
East Siang DFDO Marngu Kadu highlighted the various schemes like Housing under National
Fishermen Welfare Scheme (NFWS), fish pond construction under Fish Farmer Development
Scheme (FFDA), Integrated Fish Culture-Pig cum Fish Culture-Duck cum Fish Culture-Paddy
cum Fish Culture and protection of fish farming under RKVY etc.
DHO B Apum while highlighting the various developmental schemes by the dept said,
‘process of Organic Certification for Orange is being undertaken at Rengging and
Tekang areas of East Siang which will require 3 years. Pasighat BDO D Tayeng also
highlighted about various schemes under MGNREGA, like Rural Connectivity to provide
all weather access, Water Conservation and Water Harvesting, Drought Proofing (including
aforestation and plantation), Irrigation Channels including micro and minor irrigation
Pradeep Kr. Wahule, newly posted DFO Territory, who has not yet taken charge, also
Faculties of College of Horticulture and Forestry, including Prof. Dr. BR Phukan
also spoke on the occasion. Representatives from RCNAEB Shillong also participated
in the workshop.
The workshop is organized by the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Central Agricultural
University, Pasighat in collaboration with Yingkiong Forest Division, Central Arunachal
Circle, Department of Environment & Forests, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under the
sponsorship of RCNAEB, NEHU, Shillong. (From Maksam Tayeng)
Stop littering state capital burial ground entry point
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: 13th Itanagar (ST) Assembly Youth Congress Committee conducted
a social service at state capital burial ground, Nirjuli today. The volunteers temporarily
cleared the link road to burial ground.
Expressing resentment over dumping of garbage at the entry point of the burial ground
by UD and Housing department, AYCC said that it is difficult to pass through the
burial ground gate due to blockade of entry point.
It further said that Chief Minister need to provide fund for maintenance of link
road to burial ground and boundary fencing of the ground on priority basis. It also
said that District administration should initiate immediate step on the issues and
the authority of UD and Housing department should also direct their staff to stop
littering the area.
The social service was participated by AYC members of 64 polling booths of Itanagar
Meanwhile, Karsingsa Area Development Core Committee in a separate letter to Deputy
Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex appealed for stopping of dumping of garbage
at the entry point of state capital burial ground, Nirjuli.
It alleged that UD and Housing department is using the Rajghat approach road as dumping
point which creates problems to commuters.
It appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to initiate necessary step with UD and Housing
department to stop the dumping of waste materials at Rajdhani Rajghat road within
seven days and find out an appropriate location for dumping of waste materials.
The committee would sit on a protest dharna if their demand is not fulfilled within
the stipulated time, it added.
Complete ban on child labour below 14
New Delhi, Aug 28: Employing a child below 14 years in any kind of occupation will
be completely banned and land you in jail with a maximum three years imprisonment
or fine upto a maximum of Rs. 50,000 with the Union Cabinet today approving the measure.
Making employment of children below the age of 14 a cognisable offence, the Cabinet
at its meeting cleared a proposal to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation)
Act, 1986 to put a total ban on employment of children below 14 years in any industry--hazardous
The amendment cleared at the meeting presided by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also
approved a blanket ban on employing children below 18 years in hazardous industries
like mining. At present children under the age of 14 years are prohibited from employment
only in hazardous industry.
According to Census 2001, there were 12.6 million economically active children in
the age-group of 5-14 years while the National Sample Survey data said the child
workforce during 2004-05 was estimated at 9.07 million.
Labour and Employment Ministry officials said the amendments would ensure that all
the children are compulsorily admitted in schools as per the mandate Right to Education
Act, 2009 instead of being employed at workplaces.
It would also enable India to ratify ILO Convention 138 (minimum age for entry to
employment) and Convention 182 (prohibition of employment of persons below 18 years
in hazardous occupations).
The officials said maximum punishment for offences under the Act has been increased
from one year imprisonment to two year imprisonment and from Rs 20,000 fine to Rs
50,000 fine or both.
For repeated offences, they added, the punishment has been raised to a three-year
Employment of persons below 18 years will be prohibited in hazardous occupations
like in Mines, Explosives and hazardous occupations set forth in the Factories Act,
The overall responsibility for implementation of the act shall be vested with the
district magistrate and the monitoring and inspection is to be done by the labour
department in the state concerned.
Vocational training for school dropouts begins
NAMPHAI, Aug 28: Changlang District Congress Committee President Sethai Sena inaugurated
the six- month vocational training for school drop outs from Kanubari, Lazu, Longding,
Khonsa, Changlang, Lohit and Miao Sub – Division yesterday in weaving, tailoring,
embroidery, knitting, cutting, carpentry and food processing organized by Seva Kendra
at Namphai-I. Seva Kendra Arunachal (East) is imparting vocational training to 20
girls in tailoring, embroidery, knitting and cutting; while 15 drop out boys will
be trained in carpentry and 15 in food processing to be trained for one month in
Sethai while speaking during the function urged the dropouts to take best advantage
of the vocational training by acquiring complete knowhow imparted by resource persons
throughout the training period.
Miao Anchal Chairperson Jawkhong Singpho lauded the efforts of Seva Kendra Arunachal
(East) in bridging the gap with the common masses through various confidence building
and employment oriented programs.
Rev. Bishop George Palliparambil, the architect and founder of Seva Kendra (East)
while speaking before the young trainees said no government can guarantee jobs to
“We talk of backwardness but no concrete steps are initiated to overcome. Time has
indeed arrived for us to eradicate backwardness instead of hoping for the government
to deliver”, the Bishop said while citing example of Korea that was counted amongst
poorest countries till 1976 but today the country is ranked top in world economy.
the Bishop further said vocational training is much important and necessary than
getting degrees. “Not degrees but vocational training can guarantee self employment
avenues, he said while appealing the drop outs to get more exposure for their well
being and success.(From Pisi Zauing)
Vidyamandir toppers felicitated
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Altogether eight student toppers of Vidyamandir - an institute
of higher learning, were felicitated here today under ARJEE - 2012.
The felicitation programme was graced by State liaison officer Dr. V N Sharma, H
Khandu from D. N. Govt College and State Editor, Sokhep Kri besides first Everester
of North East Tapi Mra graced the occasion among a large number of students and faculty
members from different institutes.
Dr. Sharma while exhorting the students to work harder said that unless they realized
their latent talents they would not get recognition from anybody and urged that sincerity
and dedication should be a forte for excelling in one's career or profession. While
rendering some beautiful quotes, he extolled the young audience at the programme.
He further urged them to strive harder in future so that they attain higher degrees
besides medical and engineering certificates.
'Motivation and inspiration needs to be imbibed within one for the overall benefit
of mankind,' he pointed.
Among the medical and engineering student toppers included Hage Amung (Medical 2nd
rank, Engg 9th rank), Riba Gyadi (Engg 2nd rank), Tagru Raju (Med 3rd rank) NEE (II)
-1st Forestry, Chinging Sumpi (Med 4th, Engg 11th), Kuru Moda (Engg 7th), Millo Suka
(Med 9th), Landi Kaku (Engg 10th), Aun Eko (Med 10th, Engg 19th).
Tapi Mra exhorted the student toppers to keep up their good work and inculcate hard
work in future endeavours so that they could reach the pinnacle of success and urged
the parents to extend full support to their wards in the field chosen by them.
Khandu and Kri also encouraged the students to work harder in future for greater
success in their career.
Training cum sensitization programme on disaster management
BOMDILA, Aug 28: The monsoon continues to prevail in the district and it is always
advisable to be prepared for any eventualities, whether it is man made or natural.
The department of Disaster Management Bomdila has in the last few weeks been making
all out efforts to create awareness amongst the people, especially the school going
children in the district on earthquakes.
The District Disaster Management Officer Tongchin and Sub-Divisional Disaster Management
Officer Dirang Sonam Drema in their extensive tours in the district conducted mock
drills in all the schools. The school children were told of the ‘dos and do nots’
in earthquake and were acquainted with the drills to be executed during such periods.
The teacher in-charges are to play a vital role during such exigencies, said DDMO
Pamphlets, leaflets were distributed in all the schools and wall paintings on the
dos & don’ts on different types of disasters etc was done at Nafra, Thrizino and
Bomdila circles in the district.
Another one day training cum sensitization programme on disaster management for all
circle level line departments, community based organizations, volunteers, scouts
and guides, NGOs, PRI members and GBs of Kitpi circle was held at the Kitpi Secondary
Attending the programme, Kitpi CO Tenzin Jambey urged all to derive maximum benefit
from the training and advised them to pass on the informations and knowledge gained
from the training to the general public.
DDMO, Tsering Ngurup said that disasters are unpredictable in nature and can happen
anytime and anywhere, so one has to be fully prepared and precautionary measures
must be adopted for minimum damage to people and property. Urging the members present
to get maximum benefits from the training, he said that lack of knowledge in case
of emergency can be more damaging. The very purpose of this training is to give an
outline of different types of disasters and the safety measures to be taken.
K B Kayastha, ADO Tawang enlightened the gathering about earthquake and landslides
and the precautionary measures that one has to adopt for minimum damage.
Dr Gyaltsen, briefed the members about identifying First aid equipment, Trauma death,
Airway-breathing-circulation, Triage and setting up of medical treatment area in
case of disasters.
Personnel from the AP Fire service also educated the gathering about the measures
to be taken in case of fire outbreak. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: 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.
NHPC federation condemns transfer of 183 employees from J-K
Jammu, Aug 28: Workers and employees federation of NHPC today criticised the transfer
of 183 Class-IV employees from Jammu and Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal
Pradesh and asked the management to cancel the transfer order.
Federation condemns the transfer of 183 Class IV employees from Jammu and Kashmir
to Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh and urged upon the National Hydroelectric
Power Corporation management to cancel the transfer orders, a press release said
The federation also raised the issue with former Congress minister and MLA Inderwal
G M Saroori, who assured them to take up the matter with the concerned authorities.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh and Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki have extended sincere greetings to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh
on the auspicious occasion of Onam.
In his message, the Governor hoped that the festival would usher in peace and prosperity
in the society and conveyed good wishes to people of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka,
especially those serving in the state.
In a message this evening, Tuki wished people from Kerala, who are working in Arunachal
Pradesh in huge numbers in various capacities, and expressed hope that the festival
would bring them closer with the local Arunachalees and spread the message of peace,
brotherhood and bonhomie.
“The contributions of people from Kerala in the evolution and development of Arunachal
Pradesh cannot be measured in physical terms. On this auspicious occasion of Onam,
let me express gratitude to them on behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and
join them in joyous celebrations,” Tuki said in the message. Onam is a harvest festival
and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. According to a popular legend, the festival
is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the
time of Onam.
Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam
Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according
to Gregorian Calendar.
MLA inaugurates AMDO office
Daporijo, Aug 28: Local MLA Tapen Siga inaugurated the new office building of the
Assistant Mineral Development Officer here today.
Inaugurating the building, Siga wished for steady growth and development of the department
whose duty is to explore the mineral potentials of district and safeguarding the
available resources from over exploitation.
ADC Gejum Ete hoped that the department would function with a renewed spirit, with
the inauguration of the office, as it was one of the few revenue generating departments
of the state government.
The office building has been constructed under departmental SPA with an amount of
Rs 20 lakh and executed by the RWD department. DIPRO
DDSE urged to solve problems
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A team of Anjaw District Students’ Union (ADSU) met Anjaw DDSE
at his office chamber today and apprised him of the various problems faced by the
students of the district due to non-posting of sufficient teachers in various schools,
non-release of stipend, lack of school infrastructure like desk-bench etc.
The students’ union urged the DDSE to take up the issue with the authorities concerned
for improving the education scenario of the district.
The students’ union said that DDSE has assured to take up their demands with the
Solung Football tournament
United Brother enter semi-final
YINGKIONG, Aug 28: United Brother entered the semi-final in the Solung Football Tournament
defeating Gidum Football Club 3-2 in the quarterfinal here today.
Meanwhile the preparation for the ensuing Solung festival is going on in full swing
under the supervision and guidance of Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner Liyon.
Training prog on weed management
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A one day training programme on weed management in pineapple through
mulching technology for farm women was organized at KVK Farm, Balek village by Krishi
Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Dibang Valley district today.
Polytherne mulching using black polythene sheet in pineapple garden of KVK was also
demonstrated by the resource person of the KVK.
A total of 14 farmers actively participated in the practical oriented programme.
Free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Assembly Youth Congress Committee, 15th Sagalee Assembly constituency
organized a free medical camp at Leporiang on August 25.
A team of doctors from Arunachal State Hospital and Sagalee CHC MO and Leporiang
PHC MO along with the lab technicians offered free treatment to 385 patients during
the medical camp. The patients were also offered free medicines and the left over
medicines donated to PHC Leporiang.
Road Safety awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Tata Mobile Welfare Association, Naharlagun in collaboration with
Traffic Cell, Police Headquarters, Itanagar conducted a one-day Road Safety Awareness
at Naharlagun today.
The Resource persons led by the Inspector K Pait, OC (Traffic cell), Naharlagun Police
Station, SI L Dorjee, ASI AU Ansari, Head Constable Sorang, Constable. Md. Sarfuddin,
Lady Constable G Gamlin, all from road safety cell, PHQ, Itanagar and driver H Ete
provided road safety education which includes road safety rules and traffic rules
through PowerPoint presentation. Pamphlets containing informations on traffic rules
were distributed among the drivers and other participants.
Tata Mobile Welfare Association, Naharlagun president Debia Teji highlighted the
aim and objectives of the programme and urged the drivers and owners of the vehicle
to strictly follow the traffic rules while driving.
Over 150 members of the association, especially drivers attended the programme.
Scholars from foreign countries likely to participate in Int. conference on Buddhism
Tawang, Aug 28: About 100 scholars/religious heads from 16 different countries are
expected to participate in the proposed International Conference on Buddhism here
in the first week of November this year, Tawang Deputy Commissioner informed in a
review meeting today.
“The upcoming conference is the maiden approach by the District Administration to
hold a conference of international standard, so each and every one has to fully dedicate
oneself for the preparation of the event,” said the DC while reviewing the preparations
for the proposed Conference.
All the HoDs of the headquarter attended the meeting.
It is to be mentioned here that the DC Tawang has been constantly monitoring and
reviewing the preparations for the said conference. He has shown keen interest for
the upcoming conference as this will provide opportunity to showcase the rich tourism
potential of the district. DIPRO
Resentment over absenteeism
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) in a letter addressed
to the Principal Chief Conservator of forest claimed that the present divisional
forest officer, Sagalee Forest Division remains absent and he is not attending his
duty at posting place. The people of Sagalee area have been facing various administrative
problems due to non-availability of DFO at his posting place, the union said and
urged the higher authorities to transfer the present officer and post a new punctual
and dutiful DFO in Sagalee.
Workshop on rights of girls child
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board (APSSWB) is going
to organize a one-day workshop on Rights of Girls Child and Future Implication of
imbalanced sex ratio and orientation training programme of aided and unaided voluntary
organizations at Naharlagun on August 30 and 31 respectively.
Resource persons from various Govt agencies including AP State Commission for Women,
APSSWB will deliver lectures and present papers on various topics on the occasion.
Land donated for school
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: One Tami Tala of Lukbia village under Pip-Sorang circle in Kurung
Kumey district has donated a plot of land for Govt Middle School, Hania at Lukbia
village recently. The people of Hania Banggo, panchayat leaders and school management
committee showered praises on Tala for his generous gesture for educational development
in his area.
Meanwhile, a social service was organized at the donated land. Speaking on the occasion,
the school management secretary Tami Tagong sought cooperation of the people and
appealed them to protect newly donated school land.
Students demand posting of teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A team of Daporijo Govt Higher Secondary School students led by
APCC general secretary Tachu Hina, Siyum ZPM Mamar Ekke called on Education Minister
Bosiram Siram, Power (elect) & RD Minister Tanga Byaling and RD parliamentary secretary
Punji Mara here on August 25 and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate posting
of teachers including senior Economics teachers in the school. The delegation also
appealed to the state Govt for development of school infrastructure. The team further
highlighted the problems of various higher secondary and secondary schools of Upper
Subansiri district and demanded posting of teachers/headmasters.
While responding to the memorandum the minister concerned assured for early posting
of subject teachers/headmasters and construction of class-room on priority basis,
a press release said.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Subansiri conducted Field day
cum interaction programme on sunflower cultivation at Siiro village, Hapoli yesterday.
The programme aimed at popularizing sunflower cultivation and motivating the farmers
to go for oilseed crops in the district.
Oil seed production in the district is found to be very minimal as per agriculture
data available and that is why the KVK has taken initiative by conducting multi-locational
trials so as to ascertains its productivity and production in the district, a KVK
Subjeect matter specialists of the KVK highlighted the cultivation technology and
also explained the importance and scope of oilseed production. They encouraged the
farmers to take up oilseed crops on a large scale. The medicinal properties and
value addition of sunflower were also informed to the participating farmers.
Altogether 27 farmers from Siiro Womens’ Farmers Club, Hong Farmers Club and Apatani
Farmers Club participated in the programme.
APTET website launched
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Commissioner cum Secretary Education Gonesh Koyu inaugurated the
official web site of Arunachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) ‘www.tetarunachal.
com’ in presence of MLA Laeta Umrey and hosts of officers and officials of Directorate
of School Education and SSA Rajya Mission in his office chamber here today.
In his inaugural address, Koyu expressed satisfaction on the state’s preparedness
for APTET and hoped this web site would provide easy access to informations to all
the aspiring candidates. The efforts of DK Chaturvedi, OSD (Education) in preparing
draft proposal for APTET gazette notification, detailed guideline of APTET 2012 and
developing other relevant formats in consultation with other states was appreciated
MLA Umrey also appreciated the decision of the education department for conducting
TET to fulfill the RTE mandate and hoped that conduction of TET would certainly help
in quality recruitment of teachers. Further, the website would help in maintaining
the transparency in the process of conducting TET and speedy delivery of informations
to the applicants, he added.
The website contains entire system/informations regarding conduct of APTET for the
first time in the state through Directorate of Elementary Education, said State Project
Director PN Thungon.
44 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labour across the world, trapped in
jobs which they were coerced or deceived into and which they cannot leave, according
to the ILO’s new global estimate.
The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the largest number of forced labourers in the
world – 11.7 million (56 per cent) of the global total, followed by Africa at 3.7
million (18 per cent) and Latin America with 1.8 million victims (9 per cent).
Three out of every 1,000 people worldwide are in forced labour today. 18.7 million
(90 %) are exploited in the private economy, by individuals or enterprises. Of these,
4.5 million (22 per cent) are victims of forced sexual exploitation and 14.2 million
(68 per cent) are victims of forced labour exploitation in economic activities, such
as agriculture, construction, domestic work or manufacturing.
2.2 million (10%) are in state-imposed forms of forced labour, for example in prisons,
or in work imposed by the state military or by rebel armed forces. 5.5 million (26
%) are below 18 years.
The number of victims per thousand inhabitants is highest in the central and south-eastern
Europe and Africa regions at 4.2 and 4.0 per 1,000 inhabitants respectively.
The successful prosecution of individuals who bring such misery to so many remains
inadequate – this needs to change. We must also ensure that the numbers of victims
does not rise where people are increasingly vulnerable to these heinous practices.
International law stipulates that exacting forced labour is a crime, and should be
punishable through penalties which reflect the gravity of the offence.