August 13

Banggo United beat Dilung FC

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Banggo United FC defeated Dilung FC 4-1 in a group ‘A’ match in the first ever Solung Football Tournament organized by SFCCI at DNG College playground today. Yongkiram Tayeng (17min), Kaling Tatin (21, 64 min), Don Pertin (71min) and Nong Padung (74 min) scored a goal each for the winning team.

The lone and consolation goal for  Dilung FC was scored by Taram Siram in 57the minute.

Kaling Tatin of Banggo United was named “Player of the day.”

Delong YFC will play against Solung United FC tomorrow at 3.30pm.


ASKA team leaves for New Delhi

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association (ASKA) is fielding a 42-member strong contingent for the 9th Independence Cup Karate Championship organised by Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai India at Talkatora Indoor Stadium New Delhi from August 16-18.

The team led by Sensei Tader Eba, Team Coach and Sempai Ajay Chetry, Team Manager left here today for New Delhi to participate in the championship.




ASBA coach cum team manager has informed that Laa Talar had won the single boys title in All India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2013 in the Under-19 category, which was held in Cochin, Kerala in the first of this month. He won silver medal in the tournament in the U-17 boys double event.



Independence Day Open Badminton Championship-2013 begins

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The first ever Independence Day Open Badminton Championship in RGU organised by the Officers’ Club, RGU was inaugurated by Prof. Tomo Riba, the Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, RGU amidst a huge gathering of enthusiasts and lovers of badminton yesterday.

Attending the programme, Dr. Ashan Riddi, Director, IDE, RGU and Secretary General of PPA exhorted the players to play the game with spirit of sports and brotherhood.

In total, 12 teams are participating in the championship and the final will be played on August 14, informed Secretary of the Officers’ Club David Gao.


CRFC and Sanglo Putung FC win

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: CRFC and Sanglo Putung FC won their respective match in the 7 Warriors 9th Independence Running Trophy Football Tournament at KV No. 2 playground here today.

CRFC beat BN FC 1-0 while Sanglo Putung defeated Rising 7  5-1.


Minor clash breaks out at school

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Itanagar Police had to intervene when two groups of students of the government HS school here clashed today. A few students who sustained minor injuries were given first aid at RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar PS OC T Bage told this daily. Police informed that clash took place over matters relating to the selection of school captain.

Further OC Bage informed that no FIR has been lodged so far against anybody in regards to the incident. However he confirmed that there was group clash among students and few boys sustained minor injury during the clash. Meanwhile, members of SUMA visited the school after the incident. They met the victims and expressed anguish over the incident. SUMA also drew the attention of the Chief Secretary in this regard and strongly criticized the involvement of outsiders in the school matter.


State Level Rajya Puraskar Testing Camp concluded

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The five days state level Rajya Puraskar Testing camp of three districts namely Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey organized by the district head quarter Bharat Scouts and Guides  concluded on Thursday at Polo Colony Naharlagun.

Altogether 28 participants, 4 senior service scouts and staff members attended in the camp. Various kinds of tests like law & promise, prayer, flag song, knotting, lashing, mapping, estimation and camp craft had conducted during the camp. Attending the training camp deputy director of school education T. T Tara emphasized on the importance of scouting and guiding and suggested to make compulsory in every school.


Councilor seeks fund for Banderdewa PS

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Highlighting the pathetic condition of Banderdewa Police Station, Banderdewa Municipality Councilor has sought fund for the construction of police station saying that security wall of the said police station was damaged by the stream.  In its letter addressed to the deputy commissioner, Councilor appealed to the authority to sanction emergency fund.


BJP demands fire tenders for Nyapin

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: State BJP president Tai Tagak, who is currently on a week-long tour of East Arunachal district, has expressed serious concern over absence of fire service at Nyapin ADC headquarters.

Atleast 10 houses were reportedly burnt to ashes in a devastating fire accident at Nyapin in Kurung Kumey district on August one last.

The dwelling houses could have been saved had there been fire tenders, the the BJP president said, and urged the state government to provide fire tenders along with staff at Nyapin.

He also urged the state government to rush relief and rehabilitation materials to the victims immediately.

Stressing the need for creating public awareness on fire prevention and safety measures, Tagak appealed to the people to take every precaution to prevent.


RTIB memo to CS

ITANAGAR, Aug 12:  The Right to Information Bureau (RTIB) today in its representation to the chief secretary urged the authority to strictly maintain the transfer and posting guidelines. RTIB claimed that many officers are remaining at posting places for many years, whereas as per the guidelines an officer cannot stay at posting place more than three years. The bureau further said there are more possibilities of corruption by over-stayed officers. It further urged the authority to immediately implement the existing guidelines of transfer and posting.


NE Cong Seva Dal training camp

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: A 26-member team of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal comprising of volunteers and instructors left for Imphal, Manipur on Friday to participate in North-East Congress Seva Dal Training Camp which began today.


PRI leaders inspect developmental activities

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: ZPM, 12-Kamporijo Anchal Samiti Block-II, Tap Tapuk along with his team inspected all the government institutions within its block on a week-long programme beginning from August 7.

In a release while claiming that during the inspection, most of the government employees were found to be absent, which is the reason why the public of the area are facing lots of problems especially in education, health and other developmental activities, it appealed the government employees to perform their duty sincerely and for the interest of public service.

The team during its inspection also met HGBs, GBs and villagers and gave awareness on quality education, health and hygiene and about organic and inorganic cultivation.

Defects were found in the many developmental activities being implemented in the block, for which we have decided to approach the concern department for solution, it said.

Expressing disappointment that the lone PHC in the area was found to be closed, it questioned, if the PHC as a department which gives life is closed, what will be the position of other department?


ANYA EK Unit seeks regular deputy director for ICDS cell

ITANAGAR, Aug 12:  The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) East Kameng Unit sought the authority that regular deputy director of Integrated Child Development Scheme Cell Seppa be posted immediately. In its representation submitted to the chief minister ANYA East Kameng Unit also demanded for setting up of ANM School at Seppa claiming that the district is vulnerable in terms to disease and its mortality rate is so high. It also sought for strengthen of police out posts at various circle  headquarters such as Bameng, Pakke-Kessang, Bana, Pipu and Nomara so that law and order situation could be properly maintained.


8 houses gutted

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Informing that at least eight houses were burnt down in a fire incident at Pasa Colony in Upper Nyapin of Kurung Kumey district yesterday night, the All Nyapin Sangram Phassang Youth Welfare Association (ANSPYWA) has sought relief for the fire victims.

According to the association, all the properties were burnt down during the fire incident.

Coming down heavily on the state government for not setting up a fire service station in Nyapin town, which they said is the reason for the fire mishap, demanded for early establishment for the same at the earliest.


BJP flays Govt. for partial devolution of power to civic bodies

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Arunachal Pradesh unit has condemned the ‘half-hearted’ decision of the state cabinet for partial devolution of power to local civic bodies as well as non devolution of power to Panchayat Raj Institutions.

“This is a clear violation of provision of Indian Constitution and injustice to local self-self governance,” BJP said, adding that the ruling Congress Government has thus totally curtailed the rights of local bodies.

The party also expressed shock and dismay over the State Cabinet’s decision to implement the National Food Security Ordinances without constituting the State Food Security Commission (SFSC) and surveying the BPL and APL families afresh across the State.

“By suddenly implementing the scheme, the ruling Congress government is aiming to hush up the infamous multi-crore PDS scam in the state,” the party alleged in a release.


China has cleared three dam projects on Brahmaputra

NEW DELHI, Aug 12: China has cleared three dam projects on Brahmaputra mainstream in Tibet, government said on Monday.

"The recently released 'Outline of the 12th Five year plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China' indicates that three dam projects on the main stream of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet Autonomous Region have been approved for implementation by Chinese authorities," minister of water resources Harish Rawat said.

In a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha, Rawat said that as a lower riparian state with established user rights India had conveyed its views to China and urged it to ensure that the interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activity in upstream area.

He also said that three states — Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar — had written to the Centre expressing concern over the construction activity by China in the upper reaches of Brahmaputra. PTI


ALSU mourns member’s death

ITANAGAR, Aug 12:  The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) deeply mourned the tragic death of Jumpe Kamsi, who died in a road accident on 5th August last while travelling from Likabali to Basar. Late Jumpe was LLB final year student and also holding the post of Vice President of Basar Area Students Union (BASU).  As mark of respect to the departed soul ALSU observed two minutes silence. Further it condemned the Police for granting bail to driver who allegedly was responsible for the death of young student.


Student assault condemned

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Welfare Association today vehemently condemned the alleged physical assault on Class XII student namely Lingdum Tani by a group of people on 3rd August. Association claimed that Tani was attacked by a group of people with iron rods and sticks. It urged the law enforcing authority to immediately arrest the persons involved in the attack.


DRDA governing body meeting held

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Governing Body Meeting of West Kameng DRDA and District Level Vigilance Committee meeting was held today at Bomdila. The meeting was attended by Zilla  Parishad Chairperson Chewang  Lamu, Deputy Commissioner  A  K  Singh,  ADC - Cum - DPDO Habung Donyi, and  other  heads  of  the  department  and  PRI  members  from  various blocks,  Anchal  Samtities   and   ZPMs  of  district.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy  Commissioner cum CEO  of  the  DRDA A K  Singh highlighted the  importance  of  all  R D Programmes and informed that the   basic   objectives   of  the  centrally  sponsored  schemes   is  to  economic uplift of the  poor   people  in  the  rural  areas.

DRDA, Project Director Tasso Gambo presented all the Draft Annual Action Plan for the year 2013-14.  The house unanimously approved all the proposals submitted by the BDOs.

He also presented the achievement report for the year 2013-14 under all RD programmes.

The house seriously concerned   about DRDA Admin.  Problem as the  staff   of   DRDA, Bomdila  are  not  getting   salary  for the  last   seven  months in spite of  sincerely  implementing  R D Programme  with  full  dedication.                 

Zilla Parishad, Chairperson Chewang  Lamu  and Nani Chatung, APO(Tech.), DRDA, Bomdila also spoke on the occasion.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) conducted mass social service cum awareness programme at Capital D C entry point, Chandranagar here on August 10 and 11.

Capital DC Sanjay Goel along with the members of the association and many likeminded people participated in the programme. This is the first phase of social service in the Capital Complex and we are planning to conduct more throughout through the city, the association said in a release.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The panchayat leaders of Pate Anchal Samity Block, Puchigeko, youths, students and general public under the guidance of ZPM Lampop Laa,  anchal chairperson Putap  Mugli conducted social service in and around Govt Higher Secondary School, community health centre (CHC), Govt Upper Primary School, Muri Mugli village under Upper Subansiri district Daporijo on the eve of Quit India movement on August 9 last.  


Forum condoles student’s death

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Pape Panchayat Youth Forum (PPYF) has condoled the sudden demise of Nabam Matri on 6th August 2013.  Late Matri was a student of class XII (Humanity) in government higher secondary school Sagalee. Forum said that late Matri will be fondly remembered.


News Impact


Arunachal celebrates National Librarians’ Day

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Along with the rest of the Nation, Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated the National Librarians’ Day to commemorate the 121st birth Anniversary of father of Library Science Dr. S R Ranganathan.

At Itanagar, the  National Librarians’ Day was celebrated with various programmes at the conference hall of the Directorate of Public Libraries.   The celebration began with rich floral tribute paid to the portrait of Dr Dr. S.R. Ranganathan by the dignitaries’ present including director of public libraries Jotom Borang, who chaired the inaugural function.

Speaking on the occasion, T. Tagru, Councilor, Itanagar Municipality lauded the initiative taken by the Directorate of  Pubic libraries for the benefits of students and suggested them to take advantage of the library services.

R.N. Koley, Asstt. Director of Research appreciated the services rendered by the Directorate of Libraries in Arunachal Pradesh in proper track  which reaches in grass root level. “Arunachal Pradesh is having Block Libraries which are not available in other developed state like West Bengal. So  the librarians of this state deserve appreciation who have been working throughout the year for the society without beating their drums.

Dr. K. K. Pandey, Librarian, Directorate of Research briefed the significance of the day and suggested the students to receive the service extended by Directorate of Public Libraries.

T. Mize, Deputy Director of Public Libraries explained the services available in the libraries and suggested knowledge seekers to receive optimum benefits from public libraries.

Other highlights of the day was free week-long membership drive among students to inculcate reading habits and drawing & painting competition on the topic – “Global Warming” in two groups. As many as hundreds student participated from different Schools of Capital Complex in competitive activities.  

Kr. Saikat Paul of V.K.V, Itanagar, Kiyang Paron of King Cup Public School, Itanagar, Nani Rima of Kingcup Public School, Itanagar stood first, second and third respectively in Senior Group and Master Teri Niya of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Doimukh, Md. Wahid Ansari of K.V. No.2, Itanagar, Kr. Souvik Dey of V.K. V., Itanagar stood first, second and third respectively of Junior Group of painting Competition. Certificate with cash awards of  Rs.3,000, Rs. 2,000 and Rs.1,000 were  presented to the winners. Consolation prizes  were also presented to every participant of the competition.

Junior Librarian B. B. Lal, Christina Namchoom and K. N. Dey and R. Sunil Kumar, Library Technologist, Ecole Solution, Bangalore also spoke on the occasion.

At Aalo, the National Librarians’ Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at District Library, Aalo today. The District Library and Information Officer Y. Kena outlined the aims and objectives of celebrating the day. She urged students to take part in the library movement all over the district.  Efforts are on to draw more readerships in the district.

Among others, the DIPRO and teachers also spoke in detail on the significance of the day and urged student community to develop reading habits. Students from various schools took part in literary activities like essay writing and extempore speech  being conducted to mark the day. Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion  of National Librarians’ Day celebration at DC’s conference, Hapoli today, Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner  Marnya Ete   said “Libraries are the powerhouse of knowledge. It caters to your intellectual and creative hunger.” Reading not only enhances your creativity, but it also improves your communication skills, he said before huge gathering of  students, Govt staff and library officials.

Reminiscing about his childhood and his favorite books Ete shared with the students how reading helped him evolve as the person he is today. He also advised the students to respect their teachers and keep away from drug.  He also congratulated the District Librarian Toko Api and her staff for efficiently running the district library.

District Library and Information officer Toko Api dealt in detail about the role of public library. She called upon the parents to encourage the reading habit in children. “Old and rare books are available only in the libraries. In the silent company of books great intellectuals were born,” she added.

Librarian St Claret also spoke on the occasion.

The Librarians’ Day was celebrated at Khonsa District library amidst huge gathering of officers, staff, teachers and students of different institutions.

Essay competitions on the topic – “The role of library in career  building  for students” (for class IX) and “why disaster management is necessary” for class X students were the main attraction of the  celebration.

The  students who won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  position in both the categories were awarded with cash amount of Rs 1000, Rs 800 and Rs 500 respectively by Headmaster of govt secondary school, Khonsa, T Akhang, who presided over the function. All the participants were also given the consolation prizes.  Authority will continue free membership drive  upto August 17  as part of the celebration.

Earlier, Khonsa DLIO L Lulin and DRO incharge P K Bhattacharjee  spoke on the  importance of the day.



APLS celebrates golden jubilee of literary sittings

‘Our future is safe in capable hands’

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: “Our future rests in capable hands with very sensible minds,” said Education Commissioner Chandra Bhusan Kumar in his address at the golden jubilee celebration of the literary sittings of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) here yesterday.

Kumar, who was the chief guest, impressed by the renditions of the upcoming young Arunachalees, said the education department aims at spreading education to the far-flung areas of the state.

Citing the department’s initiative in making available 250 books of National Book Trust and Children’s Book Trust each to 2000 schools in the state, he said books are friends which could equip the GenNext with the required knowledge to face all challenges in life.

“Aberystwyth is a small town with a total population of 20,000 including 10,000 students of Aberystwyth University where 60 lakh books are available and each one on the street, bus, train or park would be found with only books,” he said to drive home his message about the value of books.

Aberystwyth is a major Welsh educational centre in United Kingdom since the establishment of a university college there in 1872.

“The West is rich not with money but knowledge; that is why at every library in the West a long queue of students is visible. Hardly any book lover is seen either at the Itanagar Central Library or any district library in Arunachal,” he rued at the lack of interest in books among the present generations. Appreciating the APLS and its office bearers, especially president YD Thongchi, a Sahitya Akademi awardee, and general secretary Tokong Pertin for their efforts in spreading the light of literature as the mirror of the society, Kumar assured all possible support in its future endeavours for institutionalizing the APLS for it to work consistently for the greater welfare of the Arunachalee society.

Kumar recalled accompanying APLS member and RGU Hindi Associate Professor Jamuna Biny, who anchored the event, to attend the World Hindi Conference at Surinam in 2003 besides instituting the Verrier Elwin Literary Award in 2003 as Papum Pare deputy commissioner.   

The APLS felicitated the pioneers and first generation writers Tapang Taki, Tumpak Ete and Wangsam Zongsam for their untiring efforts in ensuring the literature lamp remain lit for decades against all odds.

The trio recalled their decades-long struggles, while Zongsam disclosed how he had turned down the offer for a GoAP job for unearthing the activities of the authority against the society. All three creative writers with the record of penning books lauded the APLS for the honour.

The recipients were given shawls and citations in recognition of their selfless contribution in highlighting the trials and tribulations of the society in different languages notwithstanding criticism from various quarters.

Thongchi, who was instrumental in creating the platform to promote upcoming writers and poets, was thrilled by the overwhelming response.

“I never expected this, but the outcome is a dream-come-true,” he said without mincing any words.

Highlighting the agonies of a writer, author N Lego, speaking as guest of honour, encouraged the GenNext to become torch bearers of the society.

The day was marked by recitation, mostly of self-composed poems by Taso Valin, Epi Miku, Sweta Yadav, Nishita Dutta, Damin Upadhyaya, Jangam Wangpan, Vandita Srivastava, Kripa M Babu, Hiba Meeyo, Madom Tok, Panuloi Tamin, Gyamar Anga, Bake Yape, Taba Aniya, Bamang Pinku, Pani Kaku, Tadar Akap, Yumlam Tamin, Tage Karee, Nabam Kanli; RGU’s MA (Hindi) students Yajum Doke, Niktar Aku, Goyir Badak, Rebom Belo, Oroty Tabi and Chamali Mili besides APLS junior members Pema Choekyi Thongdok, Aryaman Das Borah, Arunika Koley, Lisa Ghosh, Rindo Pertin and senior members Pradeep Kumar and Pill Topu, christened ‘Rainbow’.



NHPC donates Diesel generator set to Anini district hospital


ANINI, Aug 12: The NHPC Ltd handed over a Kirloskar 10 KV, silent Diesel Generator set to District Hospital, Anini in the presence of Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso here on Wednesday last.

The DG set was formally inaugurated by Miso after it was successfully installed, commissioned and handed over to Dr Muchu Mihu, District Medical Officer (DMO), Anini by Dr L Hanner, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, NHPC Ltd.

On the occasion were present Rezina Mihu, General Secretary, All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU), Dr. James Lego, Medical Officer, Anini, Dr. Kimi Pulu, Medical Officer, Anini, Bengia Guma, Deputy Manager (Civil), NHPC Ltd, Mobom Riba, JE (Civil) and other local public leaders.

Anini District Hospital is equipped with Semi Auto Analyser used for blood tests along with reagents and complete accessories and diagnostic kits of Hepatitis B&C donated by NHPC Ltd. The DG Set will provide the electricity supply needed for these equipments to be operated. Miso appreciated NHPC Ltd for taking up such noble initiatives and urged NHPC authorities to take up similar types of activities in the near future for the benefit of local public.

The installation of the 10KV Generator is one of the major steps taken up by NHPC Ltd under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It will contribute to mitigating the power hardship of Anini District Hospital.



Dabii flags off GSU’s educational and social awareness tour

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Educational cum Social awareness tour organized by Galo Students’ Union (GSU) was flagged off by MLA Tako Dabii amidst large gathering of students Panchayat leaders and public of Nari Koyu area at Telam today.

The event was attended by Galo Welfare Society President Dr. Emi Rumi and Nari ZPM Kenyom Dabi as resource persons.

A general interaction programme was also held with the students, public, PRI members.

Later, a meeting was  held between the Galo Students’ Union team and the teaching staff of Govt. HSS Telam headed by its vice principal.

Proper implementation of Right To Education (RTE) guidelines and mid-day meal programme, supply of school uniform under SSA, teacher-parents meeting, monitoring by PRI members etc were discussed and emphasized in the meeting.

Earlier, the GSU team visited Tomo Riba Boys Hostel and interacted with the boarders and met the girl students as well at Mothers’ Home Girls’ Hostel under GHSS Telam.

GSU was all praise for the infrastructure developments of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Telam which is blessed with beautiful school and hostel buildings and other infrastructures like large auditorium hall (Bakin Pertin Auditorium Hall), which is uncommon in the entire state.

Vice Principal GHSS, Telam Toli Doye, GSU president Damik Gameh, Gen. Secy. Binya Ronya, Bhaskar Yomcha Secy. IPR, RGU Ph.D scholar K Potom and many others spoke on various subjects.

Sanitation, health and hygiene, information technology and its negative impacts and need of quality education etc were dwelt at length.

Damik Gameh told the gathering that Kaju School Inlaju Mission is dedicated to late leaders of GSU Lt. Goto Yudik and Lt. Jumpe Kamsi, who lost their lives working for the Union. The meeting observed one minute silence as a mark of respect for the departed leaders.

Dr. Rumi emphasized the students to work hard and excel in their academic career.  While emphasizing the younger generations to be very disciplined, the GWS President said that it is only the quality education that matters.

Dabii told the gathering that he has been working hard for promotion of education sector and today there is remarkable infrastructural development in his constituency. He advised the young students to be attentive in class and work hard without which going to school would be meaningless. He also advised the teachers to build congenial atmosphere for better education of the students.

DIPRO adds: Speaking on the occasion,  Nari-Koyu MLA Tako Dabii said ‘Success comes with determination and hard work and there is no shortcut  to success. He said the students must be hardworking, disciplined, punctual, and obedient and pay respect to their teachers and elders. Dabii further exhorted the students to fully utilize the ample opportunities and facilities being provided by the government and urged them to imbibe a sense of patriotism and concentrate in studies.

Continuing his speech, the MLA said that there will be no compromise with quality education in the state and emphasize will be given to value based education for moral and knowledge development. He said teachers must have sense of responsibilities to make their students worthy citizens for the state as well as for the nation. Dabii also stressed on schools' land protection, proper implementation of mid-day meal scheme, teachers punctuality, etc, saying that the school calendar must be followed meticulously by the school authorities.

GSU President Damik Gameh informed that the union has started an educational tour programme known as ‘Kaju School Inlaju’- which will cover the entire Galo inhabited areas from today onwards and they will visit the entire educational Institutions under its jurisdiction to ensure quality education for peace, progress and prosperity.

It will also impart disciplinary activities among the students like drug abuse and misuse of IT technologies and PRI members will also be enlightened about their basic rights.

General secretary Binya Ronya gave tips on education, health and hygiene and sanitation while IPR (GSU) secretary Bhaskar Yomcha highlighted various government schemes and projects which are not being properly implemented due to ignorance of knowledge of the PRIs and locals.

The GSU also visited Govt. Middle school Telam and requested the concerned department for electrification of school.



District level Science Seminar held at Changlang

CHANGLANG, Aug 12: A District Level Science Seminar on the topic – Water Cooperation: Issues and Challagnes” was held at DIET Auditorium Changlang on  August 10 last.

Speaking on the occasion, Changlang deputy commissioner Chanchal Yadav called upon the participants to inculcate scientific temperament among the students to do away with the superstitious belief in the society.

“Life develops with the science,” she said  adding “they (students) are the future of our society, should always try to work hard and experience the methods of science to know the actual things that happened with strong determination.

Further, she said, participation in such seminar is more important than winning, it is an opportunity to learn experience and interact with each other with fellow participants to develop scientific attitude to enhance the knowledge.

Changlang DDSE H Loyi  in his addressed encouraged the students to take interest in scientific  and innovative activities to enhance their knowledge and skills.  He further said that such science seminar, science Congress and Quiz competition should be organized  in regular interval to give a good platform  to students   to  explore hidden talents and put them in right track.

Changlang Govt. Higher  Secondary  Principal C S Singpho while underlining the importance of science, said such educational programme stimulates the scientific temper. The students should visualize their future to become scientists and worthy citizen.  

Altogether nine students from various schools participated in the seminar, putting their best efforts in the given subject. Kago Oliang , VKV Kharsang adjudged  as the 1st winner, while Kime Chada of VKV Jairampur and  Abhijit Bora of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Miao secured 2nd  and  3rd position respectively. DIPRO



Librarians’ Day celebrated at Ruksin


RUKSIN, Aug 12: Like the previous year, the National Librarians’ Day was celebrated at Ruksin Sub-divisional library with massive participation of school students, PRI members and teachers of the local schools.

Drawing competitions on model structure of “Library Building” and Conservation of ecosystem” among school children was special highlights of the day-long celebration.

Addressing on the occasion, the librarian of the Sub-divisional library, T Tagi recalled the efforts contributed by Dr Ranganathan, for the establishment of libraries in the country.

While highlighting various aspects and importance of library institutions, Tagi suggested the youth students to adopt book reading habit to enrich their knowledge as library is a good source of storehouse of knowledge. He said that various books, magazines and newspapers can be obtained easily from library and reading of these can help students in their career building.

Expressing his gratitude towards the higher ups of the library authority for their initiative taken for celebration of the anniversary; the librarian is optimistic to further development of the library.

Ngorlung ASM K Modi suggested the student communities to take membership in the library.

The Ruksin Sub-divisional Library established in 2009 is the only well-equipped library in the vast area.

The library RCC building worth Rs 25 Lakh was funded by Kolkata based 'Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation' during April last year. At present the library contains about five thousand books including some magazines and newsletters.



APSACS observes International Youth Day

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Along with rest of the World, Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun, observed International Youth Day at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Speaking on the occasion, APSACS Project Director Dr. S Kakoty, stressed on the role of youth in creating awareness on HIV/AIDS. He exhorted the youths to engage themselves in sports and other co-curricular activities apart from study to remain fit and healthy. He also called upon youths to stay away from Drugs and other illegal activities.

APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali highlighted the routes of HIV transmission and asked everyone to stay safe from HIV.

“Knowledge is the only vaccine against HIV which can easily be prevented by acquiring correct and complete information,” he said.

 Youths are the most vulnerable population as per as HIV is concerned and in our state alone, out of 203 HIV positive detected so far, 113 are from age group of 20 years to 29 years, he added.

 Later, a friendly football match was played between APSACS XI and Arunachal Pradesh Football Players Association (APFPA) to mark the day, in which the latter defeated the former by 8-6 goals.

APFPA team led by Captain Kipa Ajay dominated the play in the first half with scores from Kipa Ajay and Kipa Takum. Both Ajay and Takum scored two goals each. Koj Tara, captain of the APSACS XI, reduced the margin to 1-4 by scoring a goal in the first half.

In the second half, APSACS XI made a desperate effort to make a comeback in the match, which finally yield result as Vice Captain of the APSACS XI Nayang Tare scored a hat-trick to make the score level at 4-4.

Mita Dodum came from behind to score two successive goals to put APSACS in the lead again (6-4). But the lead shortlived as Likha Topu, Kipa Bharat, Dadu Talom and Taja Bonung scored a goal each to put APFPA in the lead again.



4th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament

Gora Makik SC, BTFC enter semis

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Riding Topon Borah’s hat-trick, Gora Makik SC routed Model SC 8-0 and entered the semifinal of the 4th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Borah, who was adjudged man of the match for his outstanding performance, set the tone early in the game when he netted the ball past the MSC goalkeeper three minutes after kick-off. Borah doubled the score in 11th minutes before Tamchi Tassung made it 3-0 in the 40th minute.

The MSC players did well initially when play resumed for the second-half, holding back the GMSC attacks and onslaught on their goal. But unfortunately for them, their defence was only able to hold off the attack for so long, as five goals were slotted in a span of 15 minutes with GMSC taking an insurmountable lead to take the game away from MSC.

Topon Borah scored again in 54th minute to complete his hat-trick. Lechi Tasar (60th min), Loi Kena (62nd min), Vella Jelly Kino (67th min), and Techi Tasar (69th min) scored a goal each to complete the drubbing of the team.

While the first match was a completely one-sided affair, the second quarter final was as interesting as it looked on paper.

Bamang Taji FC have been around as a team for quite a while now and have been a team to reckon with all throughout the tournament as one of the favourites. However, everyone knew that they would have their task cut out for them when they took on Doimukh FC which comprised of some of the most experienced and skilled players the state has produced.

There were cheers and jeers from the very first whistle as audiences and players alike knew they were about to witness a very interesting match.

One-twos, crossovers, and some good challenges ensured that the excitement levels remained high through much of the match. With great players on both teams, it would take the expertise and the experience of Toko Takar to break the deadlock with a perfectly calculated lob over the BTFC goalkeeper’s head in the 24th minute.

With a goal behind, BTFC searched desperately for an equaliser but the score would remain 1-0 till the break.

DFC players were determined to hold on to their narrow lead and maintained it for the initial ten minutes of the match. However, Tage That of BTFC had other plans as he slotted the ball past the DFC keeper Mingu Bage in the 24th minute to level the match.

Both teams fought hard and long but were not able to break through each other’s defence. The match looked to be heading to penalties as the teams battled in the middle of the park to find a winner which would send them to the semi-finals of the tournament. The deadlock finally came to an end in the 70th minute when player of the match Pura Byai was allowed to be free with the ball just outside the box. In a goal reminiscent of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben, Byai put his team ahead by curving the ball into the far corner with a shot that would have beaten the best goalkeepers in the world.

Frustration began to build up for DFC and things turned a little ugly when a DFC player began expressing his anger to the referee over a controversial decision in the last moments of the game. From the point of view of the audience, a ball shot in towards the BTFC goal looked suspiciously like a handball but the referee thought otherwise. Unfortunately for DFC, it meant that they were out of the tournament as BTFC went ahead to the semi-final stage.

Tomorrow’s matches are scheduled to be played between West Siang (Basar) FC and ITBP, while Todo United FC face-off against Tarh United SC.

Tale of Jairampur

Dear Editor,

Jairampur, a sub-division under Changlang district is a sub-tropical place that swelters under the scorching sun during the month of May, June, July and August. The steaming climactic condition causes excess sweating from the body even during a mere activity of walking few distance. During these humid months, nature poses a trifling but inevitable challenge before every soul that lives and walks on this part of the earth. The natural vegetation in the form of grass and small plants that were hardly growing a couple inches high during the winter months reach several feet in a few weeks time. Creepy crawling lives close-in from distant jungles posing threats of snake bites and malarial infestation. Every household compound that has an exposed earth is teeming with vegetation and the problem compounds for the larger government building premises. Every man for himself is the norm for once own compound, but, hardly anyone to care for the govt. premises.

No stranger to this problem, our medical compound bears the extra lush green outlook throughout the summer months. Except for once in a very long while, when our fortune takes a good turn to get and greet the helping hands of some concerned people, like the recent act of benevolence extended by the youths of the Evangelical Union (EU) of Jairampur, who had conducted a social service at the medical compound with much enthusiasm. Their help came in right time when the action was most needed. The medical compound since then is much free from the encroaching vegetation and thus free from the swarming mosquitoes and crawling leeches. We the medical staffs in turn could not offer them anything at that time but now will say ‘Thank you’ through your esteemed daily. Also, let’s take the message to the masses this Independence Day that as we cherish our freedom this August, let’s take a cue from the likes of the EU youths of Jairampur and extend our care for our common possessions that we have gotten as a free nation.


Dr. S. Ngemu

CHC, Jairampur



Is capital road only for VIP and VVIPS?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed newspaper, I express my agony as an AAM ADMI and want to awaken conscience of so called VIP's/VVIP's and bully type bellicose people.

Few days ago I was on my way to Naharlagun at around 09:30 AM. From Pappu Nallah onwards, there was an endless traffic jam in our paper thin coated and unfit to be called National Highway Road. It took about an hour to reach Naharlagun because of the following reasons:-

1. The vehicles of so called VIP's and VVIP's elected by AAM ADMI's were breaking the traffic laws.

2. Behind so called VIP's and VVIP's, numerous fake and opportunist vehicles moved at an alarming speed acting like the VIP's and VVIP's vehicles to reach Naharlagun.

3. Even some prudent government servants were breaking the traffic laws along with the bully type public.

I being a lean and thin man could not dare to mend them for reasons and consequences best known to myself and the AAM ADMIS.

Day before yesterday i.e., on 08-08-2013, at around 4 pm, as I was on my way to home while negotiating with the traffic jam on the mega International Highway Road in Ganga, I heard loud siren ahead of my tiny poor car. There ahead of me a VIP vehicle along with mini truck carrying men in camouflage uniform came at an alarming speed. The driver of the said mini truck was engulfed with thrill of speed driving and the said men in camouflage uniform had wide grin as all other vehicles paved way for their vehicle like the rats upon a surprise attack by a cat. Vehicles on both the side of the road negotiated themselves towards the left and right side of the road. Being scared of the said ultra supersonic vehicles, I also started to negotiate my poor car towards the left side of the road but then I heard my poor car cry out in pain. Thereafter, I parked my yelling car at a safe place and saw numerous long scratches on the right side of my car. I wanted to follow the said mini truck to note down the Registration No., but left the idea because, my poor car’s cry for justice may be mocked or I may get justice after my car’s several tyres are worn out or after I have disposed of my poor car after several years of dragging on super highways. All would say that the damage is trivial but just think as an AAM ADMI, what would happen if a common mans (AAM ADMI’s) poor vehicle causes even a minimum bruise on the vehicle of VIP's or VVIP's or to the vehicles of their convoys. As a prudent AAM ADMI I can undoubtedly presume that, my bruised car is not the sole victim. It doesn't mean that vehicles of all VIP and VVIP are the same. My small eyes have also witnessed some VIP and VVIP vehicles moving on road decently. Such VIP and VVIP set's a good example for the AAM ADMI and especially for the bully type bellicose public.

I presume that my few words are sufficient to awaken conscience of all the violators of traffic laws. I also presume that the prudent law makers and administrators act tough against all the traffic violators. Hope next time in our pothole highway an AMM ADMI will see the vehicles of rich, powerful and influential people moving decently. It is my humble request to throw a net which not only catches the small fishes but also the big mammals like whales, else today or tomorrow one among AAM ADMI's poor vehicle will be kissed by the driver's of vehicle performing stunts during traffic jam. Now I am sure that all the sane District Administrators of my beautiful state will be kind enough to implement the laws/rules/notifications/guidelines relating to use of beacon light and designation plate.

Lastly, I quote what Hon'ble Supreme Court had said, "Use of beacon on government and private vehicles should be drastically restricted so that the right of freedom of movement of people is not affected”.  Status is enhanced not by travelling in beacon vehicles but by work done by them.


Ngurang Achung


Member, Juveline Justice Board, Itanagar Capital Complex,




Flash flood causes havoc

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to narrate about recent flood incident. The 31-Dem Anchal Samiti, Yachuli Block under Pislana Circle of Lower Subansiri District, has been affected by flash flood which ravaged area on 8th August.

Seven hundred family members of Dem village have lost their agriculture and horticulture crops. Electric transformer also got damaged and people are living without electricity. The Panchayat leaders of Dem village area appeals to concerned authority for spot verification and arrange immediate relief from Chief Minister’s relief fund.


Likha Budh


31-Dem Segment Pistana Circle



No one is bothered about plight of DRDA employees

Dear Editor,

Nature is providing so many things but we the human being are exploiting it without knowing its future importance. Likewise, the same is happening to DRDA Department of Arunachal Pradesh. DRDA department provides so many rural schemes like MNREGA, SGSY, IAY, SGRY, IWMP/Hariyali projects etc. to the state Govt, which help in eradication of poverty in rural areas. Through these schemes each and every sections of society are benefited. It may be local citizen, common people, PR leaders, politicians and high profile officers. Their main is to extract whatever opportunities available under DRDA schemes.

On the other hand no one has time to ask the employees of DRDA’s, whether they are getting their salary or not? How they serve the people in such a pathetic condition? Why they are crying for their absorption? Why they are not getting their salary for the past many months? Why they are ignored by the state as well as central govt.? Why they are devoid of basic rights and neglected from their genuine opportunities? Why does the state govt, have no proper solution for DRDA employees which give lots to our state?

In my opinion, the state govt, have to absorb the DRDA employees in the line department by viewing the importance of DRDA department. One positive step by the govt, will open a lifeline to all the employees of DRDA.


Tamo Karko

Basar West Siang


Inclusive education

Two new studies on School Management and Teacher Cadre Management, released by Save the Children, have revealed interesting insights into how schools can be made better and how the quality of teachers needs to be treated as a serious issue.

The study on School Management for Quality Inclusive Education reveals that although there is some improvement towards making schools more inclusive, there is no substantive evidence of linkages between different levels/layers of decentralization and how it facilitates quality inclusive education.

However, the study has highlighted that even where the overall education mechanism does not provide for true decentralization, a motivated and highly committed head of the school can and does make a big difference. A combination of a good head teacher and a team of good teachers is the ultimate formula of a well-managed, sensitive and engaged school.

The study has highlighted that while school level committees have been created in almost all the states they are involved mainly in supervision of civil works, mid-day meals, monitoring enrolment and attendance of children, mobilizing resources for school supplies According to the study, committees in a few states also monitor the attendance and regularity of teachers but they are not involved in academic monitoring or providing academic support to schools.

The study has highlighted that the pro-active involvement of community and a highly motivated head master could bring a change in the education system. This is a two-way process. The literature also points to the need for synergy between all three - head master (the school as an institution), the VEC or SDMC (parents and community) and the Panchayat (local self governance institutions). Where the three came together then school governance improved.


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