August 04

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.

Today’s Matches

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 plateau yesterday.

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 the drive.

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 quarter. DIPRO


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 said.


‘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, it added.


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 programme.


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 possible help.

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 Siang district.

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.


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Seminar on FRA - 2006 held

Clarion call to protect rights of traditional forest dwellers

Staff Reporter

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 destructing nature.

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 Act 2006.

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 today.

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 football.

“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 been promoted.

“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 ground.

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 and public.

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. DIPRO



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 cut.

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 society.

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.

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