Solung United Football Club demolish Dongin Yameng Football Club 10-2
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Abu Tayeng struck hat-trick as Solung United Football Club (SUFC)
demolished Dongin Yameng Football Club 10-2 in a lopsided match in the first ever
Solung Football Tournament of Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration Committee at Dera
Natung Government College playground here today.
Tayeng’s early score opened the floodgate for Solung United as General Modi (1),
Mibom TaKo (2), Agin Taboh (1), Taja Bonung (2) and Tapak Tali (‘S’) 1) scored at
will to complete the drubbing of the team.
Tadur Taring and Kochang Lino scored a goal each for Dongin Yameng FC.
In another match of the day, Ngargo Ao Football Club defeated Dillung Football Club
2-0 to earn full points. The scorers were Antony Tapak and Ling Tatak.
Etor YFC vs Banggo United FC (A)
Golgi Bote FC vs Dilong YFC (B)
CUFC and CSC register wins
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: CUFC and Chimpu Sporting Club (CSC) won their respective match
in the 7 Warriors 9th Independence Running Trophy-2013 at KV No 2 playground, Chimpu
near here today.
CUFC defeated ACVYA 3-0 while CSU pipped Dabang FC 1-0.
KK Kanjal (1) and Chillo Lallung (2) were the scorers for CUFC.
Takesh Hari netted the winner for CSU.
AAPATA’s memo to EM
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: All Arunachal Pradesh Assistant Teachers Association (AAPATA) has
submitted a 7-point charter of demand to the education minister and appealed him
to take necessary action for its fulfillment as early as possible in greater interest
of the students’ community. The demands of the Association include 50 per cent promotional
avenue from ATs to JTs, independent charge to director of elementary education, proper
supply of school uniform in schools, proper implementation of Mid day meal scheme,
streamlining of transfer and posting etc.
One NSCN (K) militant arrested
LAKHIMPUR, Aug 03: One NSCN (K) militant was arrested after an encounter with security
forces near Banderdewa along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, police said today.
The encounter ensued when a group of NSCN (K) militants, who were hiding there, fired
at a patrolling team last night.
The team arrested one militant, identified as Mandan Pangsu. One 9 mm pistol and
three live cartridges were recovered from him, police said. PTI
Swamiji visits B K Mission
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Swami Pradiptanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar
attended Sarva Dharm prayer at Boum Kakir Mission School Midpu, yesterday.
Addressing the students and the teachers, quoting Swami Vivekananda “Each Soul is
Potentially Divine” asked them to recognize the divinity of each soul and respect
every human being.
One may belong to any form of religion but we should not forget that god is present
in everyone’s heart, he added.
L/Subansiri DA destroys marijuana plants
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Lower Subansiri district administration along with the police
personnel carried out drive to destroy Marijuana (Ganja) plants in and around Ziro
The drive was carried out after All Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Association,
Ziro Branch complained of youngsters getting tempted into using the pant in various
forms. The association also collaborated with the administration in carrying out
Two truckloads of Marijuana plants collected from various parts of Ziro were burnt
in the dumping grounds.
Meanwhile, the district administration has warned the public not to use drugs in
any form and to destroy the plant even if it is found growing in the wild. It also
warned that if anyone is found cultivating the plant will be booked under NDPS and
shall be imprisoned for 10 years.
DC inaugurates LRSO office building
PASIGHAT, Aug 3: Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava inaugurated the office of the
Land Revenue and Settlement Officer (LRSO) Pasighat in presence of Chief Councilor
of PMC Denong Tamuk, SP Pushpendra Kumar and host officers and leaders.
Appreciating the quality of the construction work, the DC said that asset should
be properly looked after. The building will provide better atmosphere which will
enhance the efficiency of works, opined the DC.
LRSO Ojing Nangkar informed that it has been constructed by the WRD Pasighat within
limited fund. He assured to serve the people with honesty and sincerity. DIPRO
SAA chairman visits Seppa
SEPPA, Aug 03: Sports Authority of Arunachal, Chairman Tapuk Taku along with Deputy
Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, SP and Head of Office inspected Seppa Township today.
They inspected township roads, Bazar area, Schools, District Hospital, PWD colony,
Co-operative colony and site for construction of mini secretariat. The team also
inspected daily market and Tourist Lodge of DUDA.
During the visit Taku and Dakpe interacted with the town dwellers and stressed the
need for cleanliness in the entire township. The team also took note of the pathetic
condition of approach road of Ty-I colony.
Later, a meeting was convened in the Office chamber of Deputy Commissioner along
with all HoOs. During the discussion Taku emphasized for proper co-ordination with
all the HoDs. The house discussed various issues relating to township including law
and order, garbage disposal, market affairs, encroachment. Resolutions were adopted
to streamline the various activities in the township as per laid down norms. Also
it was decided to monitor health and hygiene issues as well as educational matters
in a more serious note to bring about desired social change in the district head
Take action against all land encroachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: While lauding the Upper Subansiri district administration headed
by DC Tahang Taggu for issuing order to bring three persons to book who had dismantled
the departmental quarters at Medical Colony and DRDA office quarters, the Dera
Taapu Tamin Youth Welfare Association (DTTYWA) has appealed to the district administration
to take action against the illegal encroachers of Govt land/quarters in others colonies,
especially officers’ colony, teachers colony and DST colony under Daporijo township.
If the administration does take action against the encroachers immediately, the
day will not far when the DC and SP’s official bungalows would be encroached, it
‘Keep watch on teachers’ performance
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Apprising of the pathetic education scenario in all the government
schools of Mengio and Silsango circle of Papum Pare district owing to the absence
of teachers, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has requested the education
department to keep watch on teachers’ performance.
In a release, while also urging the authority concerned to direct BRC Mengio and
Silsango circle to remain in their posting place, it said, hardly 2 or 3 chapters
of all subjects course were cover in the whole academic years. No single teacher
has joined their posting place at Mengio and Silesango till date.
They obtain retentions order from the authority and remain in the capital complex.
And the area doesn’t even have EAC and CO who could have controlled the situation,
Medical awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: A medical health awareness camp was organized at Boum Kakir Mission
School, Midpu on July 29 last.
Organized by the medical officer CHC, Doimukh, a team of doctors and para medical
staffs participated in the programme for checking various water borne diseases and
health and hygiene.
They also collected the BMI index of students from class-I to X during the day-long
Upgraded primary school inaugurated at Tadin
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: An EGS upgraded to primary school and a bachelor barrack were inaugurated
at Govt Upper Primary School, Tadin in West Siang district on July 31.
After the inaugural function, DDSE Tomi Doke was presented a memorandum, demanding
immediate posting of Hindi and Science JTs at Govt. Upper Primary School, posting
of at least two teachers at the EGS upgraded primary school, construction of separate
toilet for the teaching staffs and the girls, assembly shed, maintenance of the school
building, boundary wall, hostels for both boys and girls and supply of computers
in the school, by the school management committee which he assured of extending all
BEO, Aalo East, Bamin Loyi urged the parents to teach moral lessons to their children
saying charity begins at home and requested the DDSE for immediate posting of Science
and Hindi teachers in the school.
Vanmahotsava observed at Rottung
PASIGHAT, Aug 03: As a part of 64th Vanmahotsava, the faculties and students of Rottung
Government Residential Middle School, East Siang district organized awareness meeting
and community tree plantation in collaboration with forest department.
Reportedly 200 poly-potted saplings were plated by the participants.
Briefing the objectives and importance of celebration, the Pangin Range Forest Officer
N Noshi highlighted the importance and impact of afforestation and deforestation.
The school’s Headmaster Tamem Siram while addressing the gathering said “we have
a very significant role to play in view of the environment threats that the world
is facing today like climate change and global warming.” DIPRO
AAPLU submits memo to power minister
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has requested for
providing safety equipments to all the labourers of electrical department.
In the three-point memorandum addressed to the power minister Tanga Byaling, while
reiterating the Bassarnello incident wherein three linemen were injured on duty,
it said main cause of the accident was the non-existence of any safety measures with
the labourers who are engaged in dangerous works.
It’s other demands are presence of site engineer with the labourers on duty for guidance
and suggestion and creation of C & D posts and clearance of all pending files.
LCWA submits memo to CS
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Liromoba Circle Welfare Association has asked for immediate
cancellation of transfer order of teaching staffs from Liromoba circle.
In a memorandum submitted to the chief secretary, it said that various schools in
the circle including Govt Hr Secondary School Liromoba are running without STs and
JTs for the last two years and the authority instead of posting teachers has been
transferring the existing teaching staffs to other districts.
Its’ other demands are maintenance of Mini-Micro Hydel Ligo, improving BSNL connection,
maintenance of road from Tai bridge BRTF to Bege village, action against absentee
government employees, posting of a medical officer in the circle and provision of
Mid Day Meal at Govt H Sec School, Liromoba.
The association further warned of 12 hours Liromoba bandh on August 15 if the demand
is not fulfilled.
APATCYO demands white paper on hydro projects
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
has demanded for setting up of an enquiry commission and thorough investigation into
the implementation of the various Hydel Projects in the state.
“Exploration and harnessing of natural resources has become a way to ruin the life
of the people rather than bringing benefit and development to the State," it said
in the release.
State Govt has signed around 151 MoAs/MoUs so far, but failed miserably as most of
the companies are yet to start even their pre-project works despite several years
have passed, it said further demanding white paper on the issue from the chief minister.
Mass social service
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: A mass social service was conducted under the leadership of 21-Durpa
Panchayat Samiti member Kipa Kain to restore the dilapidated sector road from Kimin
to Govt Hr Sec School from July 30 till yesterday. The mentioned road was damaged
by the flooded Kudh river on July 25 last.
Meanwhile, All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKKYWA) and 21 Durpa Panchayat have
appealed the state government to fund for the immediate construction of RCC retaining
wall for Kudh river.
SEED opens yet another ASP at Mariyang
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Society for Education and Environment Development (SEED) has
established yet another branch of Aangukuna Success Point (ASP) at Mariyang in Upper
During its inaugural session on August 1, former ZPM Akin Modi while appreciating
the opening of the centre, expressed that the initiative will go a long way in providing
advanced and valuable knowledge besides rendering philanthropic services to the young
aspirants of all categories.
There are two more branches of ASP running at Itanagar and Bolung in Lower Dibang
valley that provides courses for the students of BA, B Com and professional courses
like Spoken English and Elementary mathematics.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: A mass social service was conducted for restoration of the dilapidated
ESS sector road and for the cleaning of Govt. Hr Secondary School, Itanagar.
Initiated by the Councillor of ward no. 12 Minu Yumlam, youths, public, ward committee
members, students, teaching staffs and school management and development committee
of Govt. Hr Secondary School participated in the social service.
Seminar on FRA - 2006 held
Clarion call to protect rights of traditional forest dwellers
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Arunachal Citizen’s Right (ACR), All India Forum for Forest
Movements, New Delhi and North East Peoples Alliance (NEPA) today gave a clarion
call for protecting the rights of scheduled tribes and other traditional forest
dwellers and implementation of Forest Rights Act -2006 in this regard.
Addressing the media persons here at Arunachal Press Club today, ACR president
Taring Mama urged upon the state Governemnt to implement the Forest Rights Act-2006
in order to safeguard the tribal’s rights from corporate lobbyists, non-indigenous
people and for the betterment of the people of the state.
“If the state government implement it, the tribal people will conserve the forest
in its own basis without hampering the ecology”, Mama asserted.
Steps should be taken to bring awarness among the tribal people of Arunachal about
the urgent need of implementing this Act. If implemented it will be one of the best
tools to preserve the private as well as community forest land of the state, said
Souparna Lahiri, member of All India Forum for Forest Movements.
“In the name of eviction, lots of houses were burnt down; many private structures
were demolished earlier. If we implement it, it would be the best weapon to safe
guard our properties including rights”, he said.
He further informed that the Government of Arunachal had constituted the state level
monitoring and implementation committee of Schedule Tribe and other Traditional Forest
Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act 2006 and had also constituted various
district level, sub-divisional level and gram sabha level monitoring and implementation
committee for the said Act
`By this Act, not a single forest land of any individuals or community can be taken
away by the government or corporate without consultation of the Gram Sabha, he said,
adding the indigenous people has the right to obtain sustainable resources without
As per the government notification, the state Social Welfare department has been
endorsed to look after the Act without appointing any nodal officer.
Earlier, the ACR in collaboration with NEPA organized a Community seminar on Forest
Rights Act 2006 here at NEFA Club today.
Various stake holders of the state including social activists, lawyers, NGO leaders,
journalists, government officials, academicians etc. thronged the hall to discuss
the act and its importance for implementation in the state.
While discussing about the forest land, state Land management director Ennyo Nangkar
clarified that maintaining of forest record whether in urban or rural is solely depend
upon state government where Land Management department is the nodal department to
regulate the same.
Stating that private land doesn’t come under the purview of land revenue, he informed
that for any land dispute including forest land in rural area the gaon burahs (GBs)
are authorized to settle cases. Nangkar also emphasized on needs for amendment on
various forest regularization acts while seeing the customary practises of the indigenous
people of the state.
“The ratio of damages of the forest need to be balanced while giving traditional
rights to the tribal people”, asserted Itanagar DCF D Gogoi, who represented on behalf
of Forest and Environment department.
While saying that time has come to check rampant destructions of forest, he revealed
that the state has 82 percent land covered under forest and 22 percent of forest
land comes under reserved area.
Political secretary to CM, Bamang Tago emphasized on needs for implementation of
the Forest Rights Act 2006 in the state along with 13 other forest rights act.
“In the context of Arunachal, we are being in threat as there are no perfect guidelines
to protect our land. So, consensus is needed to create among the masses before implementing
such act”, Tago said.
Souparna Lahiri dwelt on length about the back ground and importance of Forest Rights
ACR president Taring Mama and RGU associate professor Dr Nani Bath discussed on the
pros and cons of the act.
It is worth mentioning here that the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest
Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 (FRA 2006 in short) was passed by
the Indian Parliament in December 2006. This is the first time in the history of
the post independent India that the Central Govt brought in a forest related legislation
to recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling
Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in
such forests for generations but whose rights were not recorded.
Darkness engulfs Bomdila
BOMDILA, Aug 03: Bomdia is reeling under darkness for the last five days due to disruption
on line in between Sessa and Saddle Camp of the district.
EE (E), Bomdila expressing his concern and upholding the sentiments of the consumers
informed that the 132 KV Grid supply from Balipara to Khuppi was disrupted due to
line fault in between Sessa and Saddle Camp in the district on July 30 last.
The 132 KV Transmission line is being operated and maintained by NEEPCO Ltd. through
their annual maintenance Contractor M/s. Mega Electricals, Guwahati. Hence, the Power
department, besides pursuing the NEEPCO and the Mega Electricals for early restoration,
has no other option.
He added that, in order to expedite the restoration works, the Bomdila Electrical
Division has provided men and machinery since the day of power failure. Citing various
rules and regulations governing the functioning of the 132 KV Line of the National
Grid, Er. Phurpa said that the testing / restoration works can only be authorized
by the North-eastern Load Dispatch Centre, Shillong.
However, measures have been taken by the department to divert 250 KW power from Dirang
for 15-20 minutes of power supply to the various colonies of the district headquarter
but it seems to be of no or little comfort. The Executive Engineer who was victimized
on account of the power failure by unknown miscreants, however, expressed hope that
the maintenance contractor M/s. Mega Electricals of the NEEPCO Ltd. along with his
departmental engineers and labors would soon restore the power supply to Bomdila
and urged the people to bear with the department. DIPRO
Eagle Trophy kicks off
Gora Makik Sporting Club pip ITBP in opener
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Bringing an end to long wait, the IVth edition of the Eagle Trophy
Invitational Football Tournament finally kicked off at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
Once most popular tournament of the state, which has been revived after a long gap
of 17 this year, was formally inaugurated by Indra Mallo Jain, Secretary Health,
in presence of Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy, Arunachal Olympic Association Secretary
General Geshi Doke, Sports and Youth Affairs Assistant Director Tadar Apa, various
other dignitaries and thousands of soccer enthusiasts.
In her brief inaugural speech, Indra Mallo stressed the need for conducting football
league among the clubs in order to tap hidden talents and bring professionalism in
“It is very important to conduct league matches for development of the sport in Arunachal
Pradesh,” Indra Mallo, who also earlier held the post of Secretary Sports, said without
elaborating. Delivering few words of advises to the players, the Health Secretary
asked them not to lose heart but fight till the end even if you're behind.
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjoy cautioned the players to maintain strict discipline
and sportsman spirit—the major keys to success.
“There is no place for indiscipline in Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA)
and teams and players, whoever violates the rules and regulations, will not be tolerated,”
Sanjoy, also president of APFA, said quite openly and straightforwardly.
He said that sports activity in Arunachal was gaining momentum and sportspersons
were showing good and improved performance despite limited facilities and resources.
He also reiterated the state government’s commitment towards development of games
and sports in the state.
The inaugural match was played between Gora Makik Sporting Club and Indo Tibetan
Border Police Team. The match was won by Gora Makik Sporting Club by solitary goal
scored by Loi Kena through penalty kick in 61 minutes.
East Siang battling encroachment nemesis
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Nari ADC headquarter including Nari and Seren circles under East
Siang district may appear to have grown from some perspectives in the last decades,
but in real sense infrastructure development has not yet encompassed the densely
populated rural areas.
The state government may propose to establish a number of Sub-divisional level offices
at Nari, Seren and Koyu headquarters, but the fact lies that, the people residing
in the township have no keen interest on such issues. It is especially because of
land encroachment done by the local people; consequently developmental structures
and construction can’t come up there.
Nari-Seren area is located at vulnerable Assam-Arunachal boundary. Strategic location
of the area causes frequent clashes between the residents of two neighboring states.
The border dwellers are witnessed to various inclement situations such as encroachment
of land, theft, robbery and temporary hideout of the Assam based insurgent outfits
from time to time.
The Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii feels that inordinate delay in notification and demarcation
of the government lands is increasing problem and it is encouraging the township
residents to encroach government land by construction of permanent structures. Dabii,
who is moving the district administration demanding early demarcation of the land
allotted in the names of various offices, educational institution, playground, graveyard
etc. According to him, demarcation of land in terms of allotment is absolutely necessary
to minimize rampant encroachment of the government land.
The ZPM in a petition recently submitted before East Siang Deputy Commissioner demanded
early notification and demarcation of the donated lands at Nari ADC HQ, Koyu EAC
and Korang, Telam Township and Seren Circle Office headquarters. He urged the administration
to pass and order to the officers concerned to undertake demarcation and notification
of the government allotted land without further delay. Same problems have been reported
from century-old Pasighat town, where local residents are encroaching government
land at different portions. It is reported that many government quarters are now
encroached by the dwellers of the government employees and structures like rent houses
been erected in the encroached premises. Some senior citizens of Pasighat said that
government should uphold its land without any partiality which is now under occupation
of some vested individuals.
‘Immortal Extreme Crew’ declared winner of Hip Hop dance championship
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: ‘Arunachal Hip Hop Dance Crew Championship’ was organized at Siddhartha
Hall, Itanagar to encourage the young talents of the state by Dancing Devils in collaboration
with The Green Pioneer here today.
The Dancing Devils crew is the first crew from the state which was selected in Dance
India Dance television show of Sony channel. The crew was also the winner of Arunachal
Boogie Woogie and represented the state in Nach- North-east level dance competition.
The crew also was selected for the B-Boying Dance Championship India.
Speaking on the occasion Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers
Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) chairman Jalley Sonam lauded the organizers and participants
and stated that such events will surely encourage the young talents of our state.
He appealed the participants and all others gathered in the hall to explore their
talents in the field of dancing, singing and other such activities.
“Instead of spending huge money to hire singers and dancers from outside the state,
we should give chance to our own talented youths to showcase their talents”, said
Sonam and appealed everyone specially youths to play pivotal roles in maintaining
peace and harmony among the all tribes and to forget the individual ego.
While condemning the bandh cultures in the state, he said such activities only hamper
the developmental activities and cause lots of hardships to the common people, especially
the daily wage earners.
Advocate Pritam Taffo who also spoke on the occasion highlighted about the ‘The Green
Pioneer’, of whom he is an active member. He said, “This is not an NGO but a likeminded
group to help the environment clean and green”. He said that anyone can join the
group to work together for the society.
Meanwhile, the championship was participated by five crews wherein the ‘Immortal
Extreme Crew’ was adjudged as winner followed by ‘Dynamic Steppers Crew’ and ‘The
Lakers Crew’ as first and second runners up.
However, the main attractions of day-long programme was various colourful cultural
programme presented by the students of Donyi-Polo Mission School for hearing and
visually impaired and Gyan Mission Orphanage. More than two hundred students along
with parents and members of The Green Pioneer attended the programme.
CMJU B.Ed degree holders seek justice
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Arunachal CMJ University B.Ed Degree Holders Association has
expressed their disappointment over the Education Departments for maintaining “partiality
towards the B.Ed degree holders of CMJ University in the state.”
The association said that in the recent declaration of results of the PGT, TGT and
various other exams, the state government has sidelined the interests of the B. Ed
degree holders of the said university, despite the High Court order allowing the
students to write the exam and subsequently another order for declaring the results.
Previously, candidates holding the degree from the same university have already
“The recent scandal related to CMJ University was limited to P.h D courses, which
is still unproven, as the verdict is still pending. Therefore, the state government
cannot compare the B.Ed degree holders with the PhD students.”
It further said in-service candidates have pursued the B. Ed Degree course, following
government norms, and clearly after obtaining No Objection certificates from the
Education Department, especially to meet with the 2015 deadline set by government.
But the life and career of numerous B. Ed students of the CMJ University stands at
stake, with the government’s careless and negligent attitude, it alleged.
The Association appealed to the state government to relook into the concerns of the
B.Ed degree holders and bring out an impartial policy looking at the urgent need
of trained teachers in the department. The association in a meeting further resolved
that it would fight for their rights till the government fulfills the demands of
CMJU B.Ed degree holders of the state.
Daporijo Govt College to get permanent address soon
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The students of Upper Subansiri district is very soon going to
have their own college campus with proper infrastructure in its permanent site, which
has been long awaited dream for the people of Daporijo since many years.
Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu and his team comprising Land and Revenue Settlement
Officer along with other officers today visited the site for setting up permanent
college building at near Jeram Village around 11km from Daporijo .
Officers team along with DC took a ride in JCB to reach the site as approach road
to the site is not motorable due to damaged of road by recent heavy rain fall in
the area. However, the team reached the site with great difficulties while travelling
more than 7km from the main BRTF road to the site.
Clearance of the forest has been started by villagers in the site where infrastructure
will be established including academic, administration, laboratory building and play
Villagers are willing to donate the land free of cost for the construction of model
college of Daporijo. Further villagers have assured that authority will be cooperated
in any stage where ever need arises for the construction of the college building.
Very soon team from UGC is going to arrive at Daporijo to inspect the site for feasibility.
Villagers appreciated Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu, for his positive attitude
for the early construction of college building and start its academy session.
However the area will be examined further, for the construction of college building
and other infrastructure if required DC said. At present Daporijo college is running
temporarily in the girl hostel building of Govt. Hr. Secondary school since one year.
Mini marathon on disaster management awareness held
KHONSA, Aug 03: A mini marathon on disaster management awareness was held at Khonsa
on today under the aegis of Disaster Management Cell in which hundreds of students
from various schools of Khonsa and its peripheries actively participated.
The marathon was flagged off by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi amidst
huge gathering including Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh, HoDs, teachers, students, PR leaders
The Deputy Commissioner appreciated the organizers and hoped that the mini marathon
would go a long way in spreading awareness on disaster management, especially among
the students and other vulnerable classes. He urged all to help the district administration
in its preparedness for any natural calamities in the district adding that each department
and HoD had been assigned specific duty in the event of any eventualities and asked
them to play a pro-active role. The marathon was organized both for boys and girls.
The DDMO, P.Duggong and his staff distributed pamphlets on Dos and Don’ts during
and after disasters to all the participants. There was very good response from the
local residents and they appreciated the effort of the district administration. The
event was a huge success in terms of spreading awareness on disaster management.
Ward No. 16 IM Councilor gets office
ITANGAR, Aug 03: The office establishment of 16-Ward, Itanagar Municipal Council
was formally inaugurated by local MLA Techi Kaso and IMC deputy chief councilor Kipa
Babu in presence of host of other councilors, Govt. officials and general public
in a glittering function held at P-Sector here today.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Nabam Jose, President, Executive Standing
Committee, 16-Ward, IMC presented two separate memorandums to the visiting guests.
Responding to the memorandum Kaso assured to contribute all the necessary support
in making the 16- Ward a Model ward because of its strategic location. In the same
length Kipa Babu also assured the gathering to redress the problems being faced by
the residents under Ward no 16.
In a keynote address the host Councilor Kaniar Gida, briefed the gathering about
the activities/policies initiated by Itanagar Municipal Council during the recently
concluded 2nd Business Meeting and the vote of thanks was delivered by Kipa Mangal,
General Secretary, Administration, Assembly Youth Congress, Itanagar.
Javed Habib impart tips on hair grooming
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: A seminar on ‘Hair’ was organized at S C Continental on July 31.
Many people, young and old alike, thronged the venue to participate in the day-long
seminar and to obtain tips from the celebrity hairdresser Javed Habib, who had come
down to the state Capital exclusively for the seminar.
Deliberating on the subject, he gave tips on hair grooming like permanent blow dry,
3D color technique, advanced coloring and creative highlights and innovative texturizing
Stressing on the need for interested persons to take this profession seriously, he
said, “The hair stylist industry has helped revolutionize our outlook today and this
industry has immense potential and is a viable career option for the youth.”
Habib, who incorporated Jaweb Habib Hair and Beauty Limited (JHHBL) in 2006, runs
a total of 44 academies in 21 states and 2 union territories imparting professional
courses on hair treatment and the like. Starting with 37 outlets in 2006, JHHBL has
grown to 362 outlets across 80 cities in the country in the last 7 years.
Aimed at providing self employment avenues for the unemployed youths, the seminar
was organized by MS GPTI.
“I hope my untiring effort to bring up the revolution of self employment and beauty
culture and hairdressing in the state after lot of hardships will benefit the youths
of the state,” said Chairman GPTI Topu Basar Ete.
Disaster Management Coordination meeting held at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Aug 3: The 2nd Disaster Management Coordination Meeting 2013 for Upper
Subansiri district was held today in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner
Upper Subansiri district to discuss the District Disaster Management Plan.
Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu said that disasters can
strike anytime and anywhere unannounced and so preparation in advance was important
to mitigate the effects of disasters. He added that the combined efforts of the different
agencies and civilians and a coordinated effort would help in preventing accidents
and lessening the severity of disasters through timely search and rescue operations.
Taggu also stressed on the need for creation of awareness on disasters and preventive
measures to be taken.
DDMO Lobsang informed about the importance of the District Disaster Management Plan
and the need for timely updates of resource inventory of the different agencies involved
and so requested the HoDs for timely submission of the required data to make a better
plan. He also requested all the departments to prepare and keep ready a departmental
contingency plan with a nodal officer for better coordination between all in case
a disaster strikes.
Suggestions were also given during the meeting like the preparation of the plan keeping
in mind the topography and terrain and making area centric plans, proper identification
and survey of places marked as possible relief camps, training and use of NCC and
Scouts and Guides teams during disasters.
Te meeting was attended by superintendent of Police, Heads of Departments and representatives
from the Army and Paramilitary forces. DIPRO
Noa Dihing river creates havoc at Diyun & Bordumsa circle
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: The Noa Dihing river is causing unabated erosion both at the right
and left river banks at Dumpani and Udoipur villages of Diyun circle and Bijoypur
village under Bordumsa circle. In the recent onslaught of flood nearly 75ha of fertile
agricultural land has been washed away.
Meanwhile, the team of officers and officials including B. K. Karki, EE WRD, Maga
Tasso, AE, D N Patel, JE and Sanjay Nair, Surveyor along with the public leaders
and villagers made an extensive survey of the flood affected areas. The team observed
that the situation at Diyun circle is very critical. It is apprehended that breach
of earthen embankment, which is only 5m from bank, may spell doom. It may play havoc
not only in Diyun circle but also in the adjoining Lohit district.
However, during a meeting with the villagers it was decided that WRD Department will
provide wires and gunny bags and the villagers will construct temporary protection
structures on self help basis. The villagers whose house are near the river bank
were advised to shift to the safer location till the monsoon season is over.
Flood and erosion has become the recurrent phenomenon, we don’t have the financial
resources to combat it, we have to learn to live intelligently, opined B. K. Karki,
EE. The hydraulic characteristics and behaviour of the Noa dihing change dramatically
when they leave the steep mountain regions and enter the flatter foothills and floodplain
areas. Both velocity and stream power are reduced and coarse bed materials (gravel,
cobbles and boulders) are deposited in the form of an alluvial fan. These fans are
highly unstable and the rivers sometimes flow through these fans forming meandering
or braided channels. The bed slope becomes very small and unpredictable avulsions
take place during high floods, according to an official release.
‘Media can play key role in fostering peace & development’
TINSUKIA, Aug 03: A seminar for Media Professionals was organized by the Prajapita
Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at its local Rajayoga Centre Auditorium
here on July 26.
About fifty Journalists representing print, electronic, cyber, promotional and traditional
media attended the seminar which was addressed by a few senior journalists on the
topic “Promoting Peace & Harmony for Development – Role of Media”.
Delivering the key–note address, Prof. Kamal Dixit, an Eminent Journalist and National
Coordinator, Society of Media Initiative for Values from Bhopal said that mass media
has a pivotal role to play in promoting peace, harmony and thereby development in
He said that without individual peace, there can’t be collective peace and without
peace there can be neither be harmony nor cooperation which are essential for progress
and development in this highly competitive market driven society. He further said
that for fostering peace & development in society the media professionals need to
be empowered from within with the help of spiritual wisdom and Rajyoga Meditation.
Hemant Barman, Editor, Danik Janmabhumi from Guwahati said that the evolving business
and corporate culture in mass media sector, is posing obstacle on the path of journalists
and media professionals to honestly discharge their social responsibilities.
Rajyogini B. K. Satyawati Behn, Director of Brahma Kumaris Rajyoga Centres; Upper
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland & Mizoram blessing the occasion with her words
of wisdom said that considering the immense power and potentialities of Press in
today’s globalized society, integration of spiritualism with journalism, can empower
the media persons to play a positive, catalytic and proactive role in restoring peace,
harmony and happiness in people’s life and society.
While Sister B. K. Rajni of Brahma Kumaris Centre, Tinsukia conducted mass meditation
for the participants, prominent among others who spoke on the occasion were Sushant
Dutta, Election Officer & P R O, Tinsukia, B.K. Sushant, National Coordinator, Brahma
Kumaris’ Media Wing; Sushant Thakuria, Advocate, Tinsukia, B. K. Shantanu, Brahma
Kumaris, Mount Abu, B. K. Binod, Senior Office-bearer of Brahma Kumaris, Tinsukia
and B. K. Rajni, Director, Brahma Kumaris Centres, Sivasagar.