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ALSU calls bandh on Aug 21

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has called for its first phase of 12 hours Capital Complex bandh  on August 21 in its protest against alleged illegal appointment of Joint Director (Agri & Allied).  Earlier ALSU, on several occasions, have protested against the appointments by serving memorandums, ultimatums to the chief minister as well as the governor and by staging dharnas and rallies in front of the concern offices.

In a release, it said, we have fulfilled all the democratic means and tools to get justice in a peaceful way but no action has been taken by the concern authority till date. Hence, we are compelled to call bandh in order to get justice.

The second phase of 24 hours bandh call is from September 9 next, it said.


GSU’s awareness tour continues

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Continuing its Socio-Educational Awareness programme, the GSU team lead by its secretary general cum Chairman of “KAJU SCHOOL INLAJU” Mission Binya Ronya interacted with students, PRI members and public of Koyu in Lt. Tumpak Koyu memorial auditorium of Govt Hr. Secondary School Rami-Koyu on Aug 13. In this programme various speakers spoke in different fields such as education, health and  hygiene and sanitation. At the same time T Padun (EAC Rami) exhorted the students to use the valuable knowledge shared by GSU team.

On the same day, the GSU team also visited Kora Govt. Secondary School to interact with academician of KGBV and Hostel boarders of Kora Secondary School. On  (14th August) next day  of the tour, the GSU team visited Town Middle School Nari, Primary School Nari, Govt. Middle school Lumpo, Govt. middle school Naame and later on a  meeting was held in auditorium Govt. Secondary School Nari which was attended by Kenyom Dabi (ZPM), Y. Sora (Anchal Chairperson), CDPO Nari, K. Dabi (Secretary RBWS), Kirbom Modo (headmaster), publics and students.

On August 15, while the whole nation was celebrating its 67th Independence Day, GSU team visited Seren Secondary School which is situated in inter-state dispute area. The team also visited various Govt offices -Agriculture, Primary Health Centre, Circle Office etc  and later the Team also visited to Dipa Sec. School, West Siang district, according to a release.


A massive rural sensitization programe gets underway

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A massive rural sensitization programe involving elected Panchayati Raj member got underway at Yupia in Papumpare district today. The training cum sensitization programe is being initiated by Minister Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Tanga Byaling. The department of rural development in coordination with the department of Panchayati Raj and State Institute of Rural Development will conduct the training in phase wise manner and likely to cover the entire districts across the state. During the sensitization programe the centrally sponsored flagship programs such as MGNREGA, IWMP, IAY &RSBY will be also thoroughly discussed. The  First phase of programme will cover Papum Pare, Lower Suansiri and Kurung Kumey.  The  reaming districts will be covered in phase manner under the programme.


Contribution for Uttarakhand flood victim

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Employees of chief engineer, eastern electrical zone, western electrical zone, central electrical zone and transmission, planning and monitoring zone, department of power, GoAP has contributed Rs 2, 04,064 to the chief minister’s relief fund for relief and rehabilitation for Uttarakhand flood victims.


Basic mountaineering course at Dirang

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The department of sports and youth affairs will sponsor four male candidates for undergoing basic mountaineering Course at the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang in West Kameng district from August 26 to September 30.

A selection trial for the interested candidates will be conducted at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy ground on August 19.


Blood donation camp

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Altogether 150 volunteers participated in a blood donation cum awareness camp organized by All Galo Youth Organization (AGYO) in collaboration with Arunachal Jagriti at RK Mission Hospital, here on August 14.

20 units of blood was extracted during the daylong programme.

Attending the blood donation camp, AAPSU vice president (protocol) Toko Happy highlighted the importance of blood and encouraged the young participants to take part in such noble acts.


Assembly session from Sept 20

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The 11th session of the fifth state Legislative Assembly will commence on September 20. The three-day session will end on September 23.


Union threatens bandh

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) today threatened  24 hours bandh call in its area if the authority fail to arrest the culprits involved in death of late Techi Juna who was succumbed to injury after brutal attack on July 10.  ASSU in its representation to the additional deputy commissioner Sagalee, claimed that despite repeated pleas to the authority no concrete investigation is being carried out. Late Juna was assistant general secretary of the union. The union further set five days deadline to authority to nab the culprits.  


KKSU distributes relief to fire victims

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A team of Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) met the fire victims who lost everything in the July 29 Kamba fire incident and  distributed various house hold materials as immediate relief assistance recently. They distributed cookers, rice plates, Tea cup set, Plastics Buckets & Mugs, Drinking glass, Mosquito nets  etc.

Meanwhile, the KKSU strongly appealed to  West Siang DC to provide adequate relief to the fire victims.


Councilor Lichi visits Oju Mission School

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Yapu Lichi, Councilor of Ward No 24, Itanagar Municipal Council visited Oju Mission School on the Independence Day and interacted with chairperson of the Oju Welfare Association Binny Yanga on the problems and difficulties faced by the organization in running the school. She went around the premises of the School and interacted with the School children and distributed sweets to them. She was really moved when she heard about their stories and praised the Organization for sheltering and rehabilitating them. She promised  to extend every possible help to the school.

Oju Mission Residential Primary School is run by Oju Welfare Association. It is a scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi in which the beneficiaries are mainly unfortunate orphans, underprivileged ST children from rural and backward areas, children belonging to BPL families and the children who could not get admitted to other educational institutions due to their soaring fee structure.


New circle Hq inaugurated

AALO, Aug 16:  Parliamentary Secretary (Home Geology & Mining) Gadam Ete inaugurated the new Circle Office Headquarter at Nikte-Kodum, around 25 km from here and took salute from the contingents representing various schools of thee Ubu Bango area on August 15.

Addressing the people on the occasion, he appealed to the people to work united for the further development of the circle.

Coinciding with the 67th Independence Day Celebration, the national flag was unfurled by him at the newly created CO circle, where a temporary office was built on self help basis by the villagers.

The new circle will comprise all the villages of Ubu Banggo, namely Taba Sora, Dasi, Rime, Nikte, Igo Kato, Pusi Nyorak, Igo Yami, Nyorak Rakte, and Nigi Dasi.

Ete was accompanied by ADC M Loyi.

All the present and former elected representatives, Goan Burahs, PRI members were present on the occasion besides prominent officers from the Ubu Banggo serving in different parts of the state. DIPRO


Free medical camp at Kembang

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A three-day social awareness cum free medical camp was organized by All Tarak Lengdi Youth Welfare association (ATLYWA) in collaboration with All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) chief coordinator Khoda Mission at Kembang village in Kurung Kumey district recently.

More than 350 patients benefitted from the camp which was attended by Dr Gyamar Chachung and his staff.

Dr Gyamar Chachung advised villagers to maintain cleanliness to do away with diseases.

Meanwhile, AAPSU chief coordinator has termed the local MLA responsible for retreat in the area.

In the release, it said, the circle was established in the year 2005, but still there is no govt. office and no circle officers. People are facing lost of problem due to the absence of the officials.

Also expressing disappointment about the no road communication, dilapidated school condition and no power supply, it urged the local MLA to chalk out steps to improve the condition of the area.


Community training for PR members, SMCs

SEPPA, Aug 16: A three days community training cum mobilization programme for SMCs, PRI members and all other stakeholders was conducted at Veo Middle school in Pakke-Kessang block from Aug 12 to14. The programme was inaugurated by Mering Natung, ZPM Papu Valley East  in presence of a large number of participants.

Sankoli Taffo, DPC SSA, S.D.Pandey lecturer DIET, Heera Kino DPC community mobilization, R. Ram, BEO and R. Pathak explained about RTE, MDM, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders etc. as the resource persons.

After threadbare discussion,  various resolutions have been passed.  The was decided  in the meeting that  the school will be decorated with arnamental plants with the help of DFO, Seppa, the  SMCs chairmen will maintain separate attendance register for teachers and submit absentee statement regularly. It was also resolved that  teachers will be awarded no work no pay as per SSA norms for their absentee period. Other decisions included that  cooked MDM will be served regularly while maintaining all precautionary measures.

Lastly a ten members circle level monitoring team was constituted under Chairmanship of the ZPM for conducting surprise visit, monitoring and supervision of the schools. Mr. Pathak, BRCC Pakke-Kessang took undertaking from the teachers and the SMC Chairman to perform their duty and play their roles for achieving the goal of RTE and SSA in the block. DIPRO


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Rule of law is supreme for my government: Tuki

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has said that establishing rule of law in the state was the top agenda of his government and by adopting the policy of zero tolerance, the state government has been able to reign over the bandh culture in the last one year.

Addressing a mammoth gathering on the occasion of 67th Independence Day celebration at Indira Gandhi Park here yesterday, Tuki said, "a criminal is a criminal without any religion, tribe or community and the present government will not tolerate any sort of criminal activities.”

Highlighting repeated incidences of jail break, Tuki said that orders have been issued to re-capture all the prisoners, who managed to escape and the guilty officials are being punished as per law.

Tuki said that efforts were taken to minimize crime in the state by strengthening the state police besides establishment of women police station in the capital to check crime against women.

“Three new police stations have been sanctioned for Chimpu, Niti-Vihar and Papu Hill in the state capital and will be made functional shortly besides creation of a “C” class Police Station at Nafra in West Kameng and Pangin in East Siang have been approved.  He informed that the state government was planning to set up specific women cells in all the districts and contemplating recruitment of 20 women sub-inspectors and 180 women constables soon which will strengthen the police force. He also informed that 1, 526 constables of Arunachal Pradesh Police have been recruited from Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts. Moreover, recruitment of 4th and 5th IRBn has been completed and about 1760 personnel are undergoing training.

He further informed that the Union Home Ministry has approved one CRPF battalion of about 1000 personnel for Itanagar and in the next few months they will be deployed on duty," he said

Highlighting on the various achievements made during the period, the chief minister said that the elections for the Panchayats and Municipalities for Itanagar and Pasighat under the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act were conducted in the state. Municipal Bodies will be constituted for other urban-centres of the state in phased manner, he further disclosed.

In regards to devolution of power to Panchayat, he said that the government has constituted State Finance Commission to examine the case and place its report to the government for appropriate decision, besides government has approved the District Zilla Parishad Chairperson as the Chairperson of the District Planning Committee excluding the notified urban areas and construction of Zilla Parishad office in all the 17 districts.

The Chief Minister said that Arunachal Pradesh became the second state in the country after Himachal Pradesh to raise its share of own resources in the annual plan financing in 2012-13.

"Our share was up by 134 per cent which is tremendous achievement and we are committed to maintain the tempo in all coming years," he said.

Tuki said the state's revenue from its own tax and non-tax resource was Rs 894 crore in the last fiscal showing an increase of 32 per cent revenue collection of the previous year.

Tuki said that the state government's initiative of one lakh employment generation programme was achieved successfully and his government was planning to conduct a two-day job mela and interview here from August 30 for employment generation in both public and private sectors in collaboration with the National Skill Development Council.

"My government in order to encourage girl child education has launched a new scheme 'Vidya' under which every girl student of Class V in government school for continuing education will get a fixed deposit of Rs 5000 each with interest after completion of Class XII.

For this an amount of five crore has been allocated which will benefit more than ten thousand girls in the current year," he said.

In order to break the barrier and ensure attendance and hygiene of the girl students from Class VI to XII in government schools, sanitary napkins to about 82,000 girl students would be provided and an amount of two crore was sanctioned, Tuki said.

In the agriculture sector, he said, the state had registered an overall growth of 9.2 per cent crop production against the average growth rate of 6.5 per cent.

"We are going to launch new schemes like agriculture mission, Arunachal Krishi Karman Award and central sector scheme on oil palm cultivation.

Chief Minister Agriculture Mechanization programme will be continued this year and under this an amount of 5.13 crore has been allocated with a target to benefit 1600 farmers across the state," he said.

To encourage weavers under weavers health insurance scheme, 6000 weavers have been targeted out of which 2546 have already been benefited, he said and added that under weavers credit card scheme, 618 beneficiaries have been already selected.

"We have set a target to complete 450 kms of roads covering 137 habitations in the current year under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Three important roads Bameng to Lada, Tuting to Singha and Miao to Vijaynagar have also been cleared by the Centre recently," he added.

Eleven persons were awarded gold medal including silver (8) and 10 commendation certificates in recognition to their contributions on the occasion.

March past by various contingents of CRPF, IRBN, state police and school children besides cultural programme marked the days celebration.

On the occasion, the state government has also announced the winners of state awards, which included 11 gold and 8 silver medals and 10 commendation certificates.


List of Awardees on the occasion of Independence Day- 2013



1.  Tape Bagra, Commissioner (Tax & Excise)

2. Sanjay Goel, DC, Capital Complex

3. Nabam Gungte, SP, Papum Pare

4. Er. Toko Jyoti, CE, PHED

5. Bengia Tolum, Social Activist, Under Yazali Circle,

 Lower Subansiri District

6. Taro Chatung, Chairman,

 AP Film & Television Producers Association,

7. A. Balakrishnan, Vice-President,

 Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.

8. Pradeep Kumar Behera, Senior Journalist

9. Buddhi Lingi, Lower Dibang Valley

10. Tabu Magria, Ex-ASM, Sippi, Daporijo

11. Narayan Chetry, Daporijo



1. Ven.Bhikku Payarakkhita, Director,Mahabodhi Centre, Teli, Tawang

2. Brig. Raj Purohit, 190 Mountain Brigade, Tawang

3. Awanish, CO, 4th Battalion, ITBP, Dirang

4. Taga Ekke, EAC, Siyum, Daporijo

5. Ganden Hemi, JT, Pakam, Middle School, Pakam, Aalo

6. Yalom Lida, New Lida, Dumporijo

7. Jumjam Deru, Sports Person (Weight Lifting), Nafra

8. Dr. Gobom Doke, Medical Officer, Likabali



1. Kepu Boje, Health Asstt. (Jr) EPI, Yomcha. DMO office, Aalo

2. Jeothish Kumar K., UDC cum Sheristadar, DC office, Yupia

3. Mohanan K. V, UDC cum CA, DC Office, Yupia

4. Tsering Topgyal, Social Activist, Gomkang, Tawang

5. Badal Sonar, Peon, DMO Office, Aalo

6. Rinchin Gombu, Monpa Handmade Paper Development Society, Mukto, Tawang

7. Shanti Taliang, Mother’s Home, Ziro

8. Lama Lobsang Phuntsok, Old Age Home, Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community, LumIa, Tawang

9. De-addictin Centre, Chongkham, Namsai, Lohit

10. Donyi Polo Mission School, Sagalee



Arunachalee students become victim of ragging at Dehradun

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Arunachalee students studying at Alpine Institute of Management & Technology, Dehradun have been subjected to racial attacks on Independence Day. According to the report one Arunachalee boy received serious head injury after being attacked with blunt objects by the senior students. The whole problem started after students hailing from Arunachal objected to the repeated act of ragging by the senior students.

The Arunachalee students had few days ago complained to the institute’s authority about ragging incident. Acting upon their complaint the authorities had called a meeting wherein seniors had assured not to indulge in such act in the future. However, the seniors got extremely agitated by such complaint and started targeting Arunachalee students.

Yesterday things took ugly turn when one senior without any provocation bashed up an Arunachalee student inside the hostel campus. Hearing about the incident, the Arunachalee students informed the matter to police and institute authority. Fearing for their safety all the Arunachalee students tried to flee from hostel in the evening. However, the gatekeeper did not allow them to leave. When they were arguing with gatekeeper, senior students armed with lethal weapon charged at them near gate. It led to clash between two group and many Arunachalee students are believed to have received injuries. The students alleged that authorities instead of helping them got furious for informing the matter to police.

When contacted on phone managing director of the institute HK Chauhan sound evasive and only stated that no such incident took place.

Meanwhile parents of Arunachalee students studying at the said institute have appealed to apex student body AAPSU and govt of Arunachal Pradesh to ensure safety and security of the students.

Expressing deep concern over the reported altercation between Arunachalee students and local students Director Higher and Technical Education Dr Joram Begi  appealed to the students not to resort to violence rather maintain peace so that academic atmosphere be created.  Informing that the Directorate is keeping in touch with the managing director of the institution, Begi said the situation is under control now as per the report from the institution and there is nothing to worry about. He also said that if the altercation is racially in nature, the state Govt will surely intervene for the safety of students as per the agreement with the institution. He further appealed to the parents not to panic.   

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and Global Human Rights Organization (GHRO) have condemned the incident wherein Aunachalee students were assaulted in Alpine Institute of Management and Technology, Dehradun yesterday.

In a joint release, terming the incident unfortunate, mindless, wild and barbaric, both the organizations asked the students to stay away from such acts and maintain calm. “We never expected such wild act or behavior from such a reputed institute,” it said.

The organizations further appealed the district administration and the college authority to intervene into the matter and to prevent similar incidents in future.



BJP demands resignation of Cong MLAs chargesheeted in PDS scam

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh has demanded resignation of all the Congress MLAs and ministers who are being charge sheeted by the Special Investigating Cell (SIC) of the state police for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore public distribution system (PDS) scam.

"All the ministers, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs charge sheeted in the scam should tender their resignations from their respective posts on moral ground for their indulgence in corrupt practices for looting the state exchequer at the cost of the state and its people," party spokesman Techi Necha said in a statement here today.

"The continuous holding of the public office by the tainted ruling MLAs and ministers will not give impartial and fair justice to its citizens of the state and jeopardize the impartial investigation of the scam," he reasoned.

The party also demanded action against Congress MLA Phurpa Tsering who represents Dirang constituency of West Kameng district besides officials of the compensation boards who were indicted by the CBI in connection with the alleged anomalies in acquiring land and paying compensation to the affected people while construction the ambitious Trans-Arunachal Highway  in the Dirang portion. The premier investigating agency had recently filed regular cases against the MLA and would soon interrogate seven others including government officials and Panchayat leaders of the compensation board in this connection.

The party also demanded his immediate resignation and threatened to launch massive movement against all the tainted MLAs and minister of the ruling Congress in the state, the statement added. PTI



State to construe forceful donation as criminal activity

Naharlagun, Aug 16: Taking cognizance of the fact that  few individuals /groups have been forcefully demanding donation/contribution from Contractors, Govt. officials, Engineers and Businessmen in the name of various Registered/un-Registered organizations, the state government has taken serious view  of such illegal activities and decided to deal with them as per law. Such illegal act  is hampering the development of the State and also tarnishing the image of the State in the Region and in the Country. Citing receipt of several  complaints from    Govt. officials /Engineers and Businessmen against these organizations/individuals alleging coercion, extortion, unlawful interference the state   Chief Secretary  in a notification has issued strict instructions to District Administration and Police to take stern action under the law against perpetrators of such illegal activities.  

The entering the office premises/residence of Govt. officials, Contractors, Engineers and Businessmen with the intention of collecting donation/contribution by use of threat/force shall be construed as a criminal activity and will invite strict action under the law. Govt. premises are kept under surveillance of CC TV to facilitate the identity of such persons/criminals and frequency of Police patrolling has also been increased.

Soliciting cooperation of all concerned in defeating the designs of such anti-social elements  to slow the development process and to bring bad name to the State as a whole, the state  Govt. has also appealed the Public, Govt. officials and others who witness such activity to  report the matter to the Police at once. DIPR



Plan afoot to establish veterinary college at Jairampur

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture Setong Sena had a meeting with the four Zilla Parishad members, public leaders of Jairampur, Nampong, Manmao, ADC, Jairampur, DVO Longding and other officers of veterinary department and PWD at ADC’s Conference hall at Jairampur today.  

While apprising the members about the objective of the meeting, he said it is to explore availability of land for establishment  of one veterinary college and central school at Jairampur for giving opportunity to the local youth for the technical education and all round development of the area.

Emphasizing the need for such college in the area he appealed the local leader to come forward for providing of the required land to which Jairampur ZPM Tusham Longri agreed to provide the land and requested for inspection. The Minister while  disclosing various project and programmes for the development of the entire constituency on agriculture sector explained about the contract farming on palm oil cultivation.

Stating that the primary education is in bad shape he stressed the need for centralizing the primary school for better education. He also urged all the Panchayat leaders to mobilize the local villagers for the same. He also informed that mass enrollment of unemployed youth for class-X to XII is going to be conducted at Itanagar on August 31 next. After which they would be given training  in various fields at D N College, Itanagar for placements in the concerned fields outside the state.

In the meanwhile, a land inspection committee has been constituted comprising of ADC Jairampur as chairman and local public leaders, officers from concerned  department as members to identify suitable land for opening the proposed veterinary college. IPR



School boy found dead at Dapo


DAPORIJO, Aug 16: After a brief lull, Daporijo again witnessed a broad day light murder of a young boy yesterday.  Acting on a information received from a passerby at around 2.30 pm yesterday, the Daporijo police recovered the body from the bank of Sigin river near Polo Colony here  along with  a mobile  and a sim card.

The body received multiple cut injuries in his face and  head.  Relative identified the body as that of Jiga Siyum (13) of Siyum circle, who was staying with his parents at Abotani Colony Daporijo.

According to elder brother of the deceased, Jiga was a class VIII student  of Govt. Rijo Middle school,  Daporijo. At around 6 am he told his parents about his participation in a school procession on the eve of I day celebration and accordingly he left home. But he did not return till noon. The parents tried to contact him but failed to locate his where about.

Meanwhile, parents and relative claimed that it was a cold blooded murder by unknown miscreants. They  appealed to the police to immediately  initiate manhunt to nab the culprit involved in murder.

Meanwhile, police handed over the body to medical department for post mortem, lodged a complaint under section 302 IPC and  launched investigation. They also  visited the spot where the body was found to fine any clue, informed OC Daporijo.

Public of Daporijo strongly condemned the barbaric act and appealed the law enforcing authority to immediately nab the culprit involved.

Meanwhile, Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society, Tagin Youth Association and many other organizations  including student union  condemned the  incident and appealed the police to nab the  culprit immediately.



ITBP lift 4th Eagle Trophy

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), Kimin defeated Bamang Taji Football Club (BTFC) 1-0 to win the 4th Eagle Trophy Invitational Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun yesterday.

Gumli Riba scored in added time of the first half (42nd min), which ultimately turned out to be the match winner for the ITBP team.

Stung by the first half goal, BTFC made several inroads to ITBP defense; but could not find the equalizer thanks to some fine goalkeeping by Prem Kumar, who was adjudged ‘Best Player’ of the tournament.

The winner was awarded whopping Rs. Two Lakh as cash prize along with the coveted trophy and the runners-up team was awarded Rs. One Lakh.

Individual prizes of Rs.10,000 each was given to ‘Highest Scorer’ Gumli Riba (5 goal) and ‘Best Player’ Prem Singh, both from ITBP team.

Earlier, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, in his address, reiterated his government’s commitment to creating sports infrastructure in all the districts. He also assured of releasing pending incentives/rewards for sportspersons within this year.

Tuki, who enjoyed the match till the end, gave away trophies and prizes to the winner, runners up teams and individual prize winners.

Organized by Arunachal Pradesh Football Players’ Association under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association, the tournament was participated by 13 teams. The tournament has been revived this year after it was abandoned 17 years ago due to various reasons.



BSC win MJ Memorial Independence Cup football tourney

PASIGHAT, Aug 16: Bogong Soccer Club (BSC) won the 4th Matmur Jamoh Memorial Independence Cup Football Tournament defeating Young Takiralung Football Club (YTFC) 4-0 in an exciting final at general football ground here yesterday.

The mesmerizing final match was witnessed by Education Minister Bosiram Siram, DC Nidhi Srivastav and soccer lovers of Pasighat in the sports complex.

Ning Rome of BSC team netted the first goal immediately within four minutes. Kadum Panggeng added the second goal in 25 minutes to give the BSC 2-0 lead in the first half.

BSC scored two more goals in the second half. The scorers were Minto Peyang and Onyok Pajing.

Miding Tasung of BSC was adjudged the best player of the tournament while Golong Mengu of the same team was named best goalkeeper.

Gumin Panking of YTFC became the highest scorer with seven goals in his kitty.

Downtown FC was chosen as the fair play team.

The winner received cash award of Rs 50,000 along with trophy while the runners-up team was given Rs 30,000 along with trophy. DIPRO



Siang UFC storms into final of SFCC Football tourney  

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Siang United FC stormed into the finals of the Solung Festival Celebration Committee (SFCC) Football tournament defeating Golgi Bote FC by 2-1 goals.

The first semi-final match played at DNGC ground today evening witnessed a neck to neck fight till the half time. The first goal of the day was netted by Nombo Tali of Golgi Bote FC in the 62nd minute. With pressure mounting on Siang FC after a penalty miss, Opang Lonchung of Solung United found the equalizer in the 74th minute.

The Match was taken to extra time after the score was tied 1-1 in regulation time.

Tanu Padung of Siang United FC scored in 103 minutes to break the deadlock and book place in the final.

Enong Nangkar of Siang United FC was declared the player of the day.

The second semi-final match will be played between Solung FC and Banggo United FC tomorrow at 3.30pm at the same venue.



66 years of wait to celebrate I-Day

New Circle Hq gets functional at Langrh

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: It was double bananza for the people of Langrh and its adjoining villages in remote Kurung Kumey district. This August 15, a nondescript village – Langrh – for the first time in its history hoisted the National Tricolour and sang the National Anthem. The village had to wait 66 years to join the country in celebrating its Independence Day!

Adding joy to the I-Day celebration, the foundation stone was laid for the newly created Nyobia Circle Headquarter at Langrh that also marked the opening day of the Circle Office.

Local MLA Bamang Felix, Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago, Sangram Sub-Divisional Officer Mirpe Tato and others trekked four hours from Sangram to reach Langrh a day earlier. They were welcomed by booming crackers deep into the night – an outburst of happiness of the villagers, who had been demanding an independent Administrative Circle to steer themselves and their region to development since three decades, and of course to celebrate India’s day of Independence for the first time.

Felix, who hoisted the National Flag for the first time at Langrh, highlighted the importance of the day. He dwelt in detail India’s struggle for freedom and the sacrifices and contributions made by the great freedom fighters. For hundreds of villagers, who had zeroed in on Langrh, the oft-repeated history was a revelation never ever heard or read.

He also dwelt on importance of preserving the abundant natural resources and wildlife in the region and advised people to discard the traditional habit of rampant hunting and fishing.

The local legislator, who earlier laid the foundation stone of the Circle Headquarters, congratulated the people on accomplishment of their long-felt demand. He expressed optimism that with an independent administrative circle, the area, which comprises of six anchal segments, and hitherto undeveloped will see the light of development on all fronts.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki visiting Sangram in April last year had assured the people to create a new administrative circle for better governance and all-round development of the area. The newly created circle headquarter will cater to the villages on the right bank of Kurung River under Sangram sub-division of the district. Life in the region is tough due to its remoteness and lack of connectivity.

The day also marked the opening day of the newly established Circle Office, running from an OBT building on temporary basis. Sangram SDO, Mirpe Tato took charge as the sit-in Circle Officer of Nyobia and approved Ration Cards for 12 BPL families on day-one in office. He will be in-charge of the Circle till a new Circle Officer is posted, which is expected to be soon.

To mark the celebrations, a volley-ball competition was held, which was won by the Langrh team, who defeated Hiba-II in the finals.

Inaugurating the final match, Bamang Tago, Political Secretary to CM, exhorted the village youths to be disciplined and focus their time and energy in sporting activities. He informed about the CM’s stress on promoting sports and youth-centric activities in the state.

Tago was in for a shock when he informed the people about the Job Mela to be held at I G Park, Itanagar on 30th and 31st August, a novel initiative of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. People, especially youths, present there gheraod him asking for ‘forms’ on the spot for jobs! He had tough time explaining in detail that ‘forms’ were not necessary to attend the Job Mela but they may have to fill forms once at the Mela.

“Expect a huge contingent from Sangram,” he told this reporter.

Meanwhile, a massive tree-plantation drive was also conducted on the day. Hundreds of tree-saplings were planted by the villagers at Langrh, which were sponsored by the Chief Minister.

On behalf of the people of the area, Bamang Tadh, Chairman of the Murh Hatey Academic Development Society, a local NGO, and Anchal Chairperson Bamang Eka expressed wholehearted gratitude to the Chief Minister for the Independence Day gift to one of the most backward and remote areas of the state.  (This is sent by Paterman)



Arunachal celebrates I- Day

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Along with rest of the country, 67th Independence Day was celebrated in all administrative headquarters across the state highlighting various achievements and development initiative of the present Government.

BOMDILA: The 67th Independence Day was celebrated at district headquarters Bomdila with enthusiasm and much fanfare.

MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for HPD, RT Khunjuju dealt at length on the various developmental activities being carried out in the district and his constituency Bomdila-Nafra in particular.

He also distributed two power tillers to the famers under Chief Minister's Agri- Mmechanisation Programme on the occasion.

Other highlights of the day were impressive march past by 8 – JAKLI, 16 Kumaon Regiment and the 4- JAK Rifles of the 351 Infantry Brigade, colorful folk and patriotic cultural programmes by the indigenous tribes and students of the district, PT display, Tug-of-War and Volley ball matches etc.

CBSE toppers from the district along with the outstanding NCC cadets were felicitated on the day. Besides the other exhibition stalls put up by the various government departments and the Non-CSD stalls by the other Regiments of the army, the 8-JAKLI opened a Know your Army cell to motivate the youths of the district and to facilitate their joining in the army.

KOLORIANG: Parliamentary Secretary (Tax & Excise) Lokam Tasser unfurled the tri-colour as chief guest on the occasion in presence of Nighee Bengia, DC (i/c), SP and other HoDs and officials.

Main attractions of the celebration were beautiful display of parade by contingents from APP, Nikja ME School, GHSS, Town ME School, VKV and KGBBV, games and sports competition and stalls put up by various NGO’s and departments of Horticulture and Agriculture.

SEPPA: MLA cum Sports Authority of Arunachal Chairman Tapuk Taku highlighted the ‘path-breaking’ developmental initiatives taken up by the State Govt. under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on the occasion, including the proposed ‘job mela’ at IG Park here on August 30 and 31, especially for the school drop-outs.

He gave away memento and commendation certificate to Everester Tame Bagang in recognition of his great achievement from the District Administration. Bagang, presently serving as Head Constable in Uttarakhand scaled Mount Everest on May 21, 2013.

The other highlights of the day were the Prabhat Pherries by Students of various Schools, Cultural programme, Parade, departmental exhibitions etc.

Later, a football match was played between DC-XI and MLA-XI in which DC-XI won the match through penalty shot out.

TAWANG: Minister for RWD & Tourism Pema Khandu unfurled the Tri-Colour on the occasion and highlighted the achievement made by his department.

Pema expressed his deep sense of respect and gratitude to the valiant soldiers posted in this part of remote rugged border district with a nation before self stance.    

Colourful cultural programme signifying 'unity in diversity' entertained the gathering.

Earlier, the Minister inaugurated the exhibition stalls put up by various Government Departments, NGOs and companies.

Later in the afternoon, Pema along with Tawang DC witnessed the final of the Independence Cup, a District Level Football Tournament organised by Yuva Arunachal, DSA, the Indian Army and EWPCS. Gyangkhar Football Club retained the title defeating 3 Assam Regiment by solitary goal.

YUPIA:  The Independence Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at General Ground.

Unfurling the national flag on the occasion, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, highlighted various achievement made in various departments in the district, including education, public health and engineering etc. He also informed about up-gradation of Balijan EAC headquarter to ADC headquarters.

Later, he distributed three Power Tillers to the beneficiaries under the National Vegetable Project by Horticulture Department, Yupia to encourage the farmers and vegetable growers of the district.

TEZU: Parliamentary Secretary cum MLA of Tezu-Sunpura Constituency Karikho Kri unfurled the Tri-colour on the occasion at Jubilee Ground in presence of Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, HoDs, PRI leaders, Gaon Burahs, public and student.

Highlighting the various developments in Tezu, Kri said that construction of Sadiya-Dhola bridge, Central Lohit Bridge connecting Alubari-27 Mile, Trans-Arunachal Highway, establishment of Tezu Airport and various other flagship programmes are some of the few examples of the recent developments.

Similarly Food Security Bill by the Central Government is an historic step to provide food and nutrition to the poor, he added.

On the occasion he appealed to everyone to spread the idea of unity and brotherhood and peaceful co-existence of all religion in the area.

Independence Day celebration at Chowkham was attended by Chow Tewa Mein.

Unfurling the national flag, Mein appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony.

YINGKIONG:  The  67th Independence Day was celebrated in Yingkiong and all the circle, sub-divisional administrative headquarters of Upper Siang district in a befitting manner.  

Tuting-Yingkiong MLA Alo Libang hoisted the National flag at the general ground amidst large crowd.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Libang highlighted some of the developmental projects and schemes taken up and achieved during the current financial year. In order to make Yingkiong as a beautiful and well planned township, MLA has announced fund for construction of parking places in few places of the township soon. He assured to improve the existing water supply system and electricity supply within the Yingkiong township and nearby areas of the at earliest.

Libang appealed to the District Administration and Police Authority of the district to properly maintain law and order situation especially in Yingkiong township and discouraged all types of illegal collection of donations and bandh and strikes called by various unions, organizations which hamper the normal life of the people.

Parliamentary Secretary JK Panggeng hoisted the National flag at the general ground, Mariyang amidst large gathering and appealed the public to cooperate with the government for all round development.

AALO: West Siang Deputy Commissioner MK Sahoo unfurled the tri-color at General Ground.

Addressing the people on the occasion, the DC said that “though we have made some remarkable progress in the field of health and education sectors we are still lagging in power, roads, bridges and potable water supply. Along with education and health, our efforts will be to develop power and potable water supply, road and communications.

“We are trying our best to provide people-friendly, transparent and accountable Administration.   To ensure utmost quality is maintained in departmental works, third party inspection and monitoring is being adopted by many departments. To avoid any controversy or complaint in the tendering process, many departments are going for e-tendering. The steps taken by the Government sends a clear message to the public in general about the role and responsibilities of the government to provide a transparent and accountable administration,” he said.

State Government is making all possible efforts to make the service delivery system efficient and bringing more transparency in the Administration and committed to ensuring all-round progress and development of the people and provide good governance, he added.

Meanwhile, the DC exhorted the youths to participate in the army recruitment rally to be conducted at General Ground, Aalo September 2 to 8.

Best and second best ASHA awards with cash prize of Rs. 1000 and 800 were presented to Gebe Ete of Darka_III village and Yaking Tamut of Pessing village respectively. Prabhat Pherry, cultural show, games and sports are others attractions of the day long programme.

Yiyom Yomcha unfurled the National Flag At Yomcha.

ROING: MLA Laeta Umbrey unfurled the national tri-colour amidst thousands of gathering at General Play Ground.

In Independence Day message, Umbrey said that despite attaining the independence, we are still to be free from poverty, hunger, sickness, etc. He appealed that it is on our onus to protect this hard earned independence for the future generations too.

He appealed each one to make efforts to keep the Roing township a better place to live and urged all the political parties to avoid divisive forces and work unitedly for bringing social and economic development.

He said that drug addicts and corruption are the biggest challenge for all of us and corruption and extortion are rampant, unemployment increasing day by day but he called not to fear saying that good days are ahead not too far and appealed everyone to create conducive atmosphere so that unemployed get employment.

Our Correspondent: The remote Hunli-Desali block doned patriotic colors on Thursday as they celebrated the country’s 67th Independence Day, unfurling the national flag and organizing cultural events to mark the occasion.

Chief guest Mama Miso, Zilla Parishad Member, Hunli-Desali block hoisted the tri-color at the general ground, Hunli. It was followed by the recital of the national anthem by KGBV school children.

The chief guest read out his address recalling the sacrifices made by freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru etc.

Extended his greetings, he called upon the government officials and panchayat leaders to work for the welfare of public.

He requested the public of the sub-division to cooperate with government officials and staffs posted in this remote town in their work.

A cultural programme followed where school children of KGBV, Hunli and Government Middle School, Hunli performed colourful cultural dances.

It was followed by games and sports where public, government officials and school children took part.

The ceremony was attended by Hunli-Desali Anchal Chairperson Choya Miso, Sub-Divisional Officer Allen Pertin besides large gathering of government officials, newly elected panchayat leaders, school childrens, public attended the ceremony.

KHONSA:  Along with the rest of the country the 67th Independence Day was celebrated all over Tirap district with great enthusiasm and gaiety.

Local MLA Kamthok Lowang ceremonially unfurled the national tri-color amidst a huge gathering of civil and defense officers, PR leaders, students, teachers, GBs, Ex-service men and public at Khonsa.

Highlighting the various achievements in various sectors in the district on the occasion, the MLA said, “The onus is not only on the government but on every citizen to contribute in whatever small way one can to make our country progressive and prosperous.”

Informing that Nokkai Wangjen of Dasathong village in Kanubari circle have received the best progressive fish farmer award of the state, he urged the youths of Tirap district to emulate Wangjen’s example.

Earlier, he inspected a combined guard of honor presented by AR band, Assam Rifles Jawans, APP, NCC, Scouts and Guides and students. Games and sports, PT display, cultural programmes and display of exhibition stalls marked the day-long celebrations.

The day was also celebrated at Longding, Kanubari, Deomali, Lazu and other administrative circles in a befitting manner.

PASIGHAT: Education, Science & Technology Minister Bosiram Siram ceremonially unfurled the national tri-colour in presence of DC Nidhi Srivastava and amidst a huge gathering at general parade ground.

On the auspicious occasion, while paying homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives fighting against the colonial rule the Siram gave a clarion call to put together all efforts to maintain unity and integrity of this great nation.

As Indians, it is our moral duty to safeguard this freedom and democratic institution that guarantees every rights and privileges to the citizens. He said peace is prerequisite for well being of all communities in a society and we must contribute our best in building a congenial society where every member thrive and prosper.

The minister asserted that East Siang has made steady progress in all sectors including Agriculture, Horticulture, Health, Education, IPR, UD, PWD, RWD and so on. He underscored the need of proper implementation of Arunachal Education Act in the State to achieve speedy progress.

Siram akso highlighted the various development activities initiated by the State Government under Prime Minister’s Mega Development Package and State’s schemes and projects under leadership of Chief Minister Tuki.

ZIRO: MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo unfurled the National Flag at the Subansiri Stadium at Ziro.

Addressing the parade contingents, cultural troupes, students, PRI members, HODs and the public, he recalled struggles and the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and paid tributes to them.

He informed the public about the The Arunachal Employment Generation council and the Arunachal Pradesh Skill Development Council to address the growing unemployment problem. Under the council, the youths would be trained and educated to gain skilled knowledge on particular fields so that their job placement for livelihood could be easier in the backdrop of various investments coming to the state in the form of hydro power, industries, hotels, tourism, health, hospitality etc.

On the occasion state awards and local awards initiated by the District Administration were announced.

In continuation with the District Administration’s efforts for clean and green Ziro Valley, best and the cleanest colonies were awarded. The SSB GATE Colony walked away with the cleanest colony. Also in recognition of their hard work and sincerity and their contribution in assisting a better governance the District Administration awarded commendation certificates to Arunachal Women’s Welfare Society, Ziro Branch, D Singhpo, SI,PS, Ziro, Charu Chakap, Head Constable ,PS, Ziro, Tam Talam , Constable, RPL, Ziro, TB Sonar, UDC, DC’s Office, Zito, Kami Lama, Dak Runner, DC’s Office, Ziro and RN Rauth, Chowkidar, Circuit House.

Kuniya , wife of Richo inaugurated the exhibition stalls.

Later, a friendly football match was played between DC XI and MLA XI in which the latter defeated the former.

CHANGLANG:  Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary (WRD) Thinghap Taiju highlighted various development initiative and significant achievements made by various departments,including Police in maintaining law and order situation.

To mark the day, Independence Day Football Tournament final match was played between DC XI Vs SP XI in which the former lost 0-4 to the latter.

Earlier, Taiju inaugurated the exhibition stalls put up by various developmental departments.

THEMBANG: “My focus and priority have always been health and education and I will strive my best to bring my people at par with rest of the tribesmen of the state so long I remain a leader”, said MLA Dirang and Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology Phurpa Tsering here during the maiden 67th Independence Day celebration.

In order to fill the vaccum in these key areas at Thembang circle, the youthful MLA pledged to allocate Rs 10 crore from MSDP in a phased manner for development of health and education in the circle.

Unfurling the tri-colour amidst a huge reception from the ‘Ama Party’, Phurpa also read out the various path-breaking initiatives of Nabam Tuki led government and inaugurated the various exhibition stalls and took salute of the march past contingents comprising various schools of the circle. Panchayat leaders of the circle including ZPM Jam Tsering and circle officer Dani Rikang ensured successful celebration of the event. Other attractions of the day included dance and sports activities followed by a mass lunch party.   

At Dirang, the tri-colour was unfurled by Additional Deputy Commissioner Dagbom Riba amidst a huge gathering of public, govt. officials and para-military forces.

While recollecting the sacrifices made by freedom fighters in India’s struggle for independence and reading out the progress now made by India in various fields, the ADC thanked the people of Dirang and Thembang Block for their active participation and ensuring a peaceful, free and fair Panchayat elections recently. He also congratulated the National Research Centre on Yak and their team of scientists, doctors and officials for their maiden test tube Yak calf that was born at Nyukmadung NRC farm on 15th of last month.

On behalf of the local MLA, Riba also announced a mini-bus to ferry students and local people from Rama Camp and adjoining villages to Dirang and vice-versa. The ADC also took salute of the march past contingents comprising nine teams of St.Lopon School, SSB, ITBP, Govt. H.S School, Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Scouts and Guides and inaugurated the various exhibition stalls put up for sale and display of locally made consumer goods.

The day-long celebration was marked by colourful cultural items by students of several schools and a friendly football match between MLA-XI and ADC-XI in the later half with a prize money of Rs 50,000, which ended in 1-1 draw.

Unfurling the tri colour on the occasion of Independence Day, State BJP President Tai Tagak criticised the government’s failure to tackle ‘anti-national elements’ and said that even after 67 years of independence there are some anti-national elements active in the different parts of the country and unfortunately these things are ignored for vote bank politics.

The tri-colour was unfurled on the occasion at Mahadevpur, Lekang by Finance, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein, at Yachuli by Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya, at Hayuliang ADC RK Borthakur, at Leporiang by Zilla Parishad Member Nabam Tara, at Kangku, West Siang by CO Mariyom Karlo.

Independence Day was also celebrated by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress, Itanagar Municipal Council, Gyan Mission Orphanage, College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat.

Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized district level patriotic solo song competition at Vivekananda Hall here on August 14, commemorating the completion 50th years of the immortal Hindi Song A MERE WATAN KE LOGON Sung by Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar in 1963.  32 Selected budding artistes from various school of Papum Pare district participated in the competition and sung the song “a mere watan ke logon…..”

Local MLA Techi Kasso attended the program as Chief guest and distributed cash prize and certificate to winners.

Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh president cum MD, APIDFC Tony Koyu, inaugurated the competition and explained the aims and objectives of the program.

Gichik Taaza, vice president Sanskar Bharati cum General Secretary IFCSAP also spoke on the occasion.

State Legislative Assembly, National Institute of Technology, Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal, CO, Banderdewa, Govt. Primary School, Donyi Polo Daria Hill, Itanagar and All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union (AAPMTWU) also observed the 67th Independence day.

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Helping hand of India

Through its Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme, launched in 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance, India has been “sharing its knowledge and skills acquired in its own development process with other developing countries going through the same process of development”, Kumar Tuhin, joint secretary, development partnership administration-II, in the external affairs ministry, told agencies.

India is helping 161 countries, with many in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, in a big way in capacity building under ITEC. Under capacity building, the ITEC partner countries send officials to India for training in fields like IT, entrepreneurship and English language, or India sends its experts to advise on how to set up similar institutions. India also provides to developing countries Lines of Credit, or loans given at concessional terms to finance development projects.

India helped set up the institute in the Mekong Delta, when Vietnam was suffering from severe rice shortage, sending agricultural experts and training its faculty in India. Today, Vietnam is a major rice exporter.

Another aspect of ITEC is the fully supported and funded project grant. This aspect of ITEC has grown substantially in neighbouring South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) as well as those in Southeast Asia and the extended neighbourhood of Africa.

India also has a large number of such projects in Latin America and West Asia.

Among examples of the project grant are: In Afghanistan, the parliament building being constructed in capital Kabul as well as the Salma dam and power transmission lines; in Sri Lanka, houses being built for the internally displaced and dredging work of Kankesanthurai harbour; and in Nepal, an emergency and trauma centre coming up in Kathmandu.


Claims of politician exposed

Dear Editor,

Contrary to the claims by politicians that our education standards are on the rise, herein 1 would like to present the ground reality vis-a-vis education pertaining to my hometown, i.e Taliha (Upper Subansiri).

The secondary level education institute is running short of teachers for such a long time that the student community; instead of complaining about it has resigned to the fact that there’s no point crying hoarse about it. Rather, they come all the way down to Daporijo to take tuitions and thereby incurring huge losses.

The condition of the Higher Secondary School, Kodak 7 kms away from Taliha is even worse. Even though the requisite infrastructure though dilapidated viz, teacher quarters, a big campus etc are in place. The school has been facing perennial problem for a long time. Especially lack of science teacher is a big issue. The joke is that since cows, goats and what not, occupies the teacher quarter there is hardly any room vacant and this explains the reason for absence of teacher!

Through your esteemed news paper, I would like to draw the attention of people with the power & authority, to the pitiable condition of student community and would like to request them to post teachers in the respective school. Last but not the least, onions now costs around 80 per kg and that is considered scarce, wherein I believe, particularly in this land of Kushi-Kushi, teachers are a rare stuff and good teachers; extremely scarce!!


Norbu Kodak (Tarzan)



Niglok Industrial centre needs govt attention

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily we on behalf of the Industrial Growth Centre Complex Youth Association (IGCCYA) Niglok, East Siang district would like to remind the State Govt, regarding dilapidated condition of l.G.C. Niglok. The long felt dream Industrial Project is defunct since its establishment. The State Govt is not taking any steps in this regard so far. The local dwellers have voluntarily donated required land for promoting Industrial activity but in vain. It did not yield any productive result till today. Few contractors came and erected a huge building (structure) around the complex only for the name sake. The said project was started in the year 1999, but till today the structures are standing like historical monuments as compared to "Structure of Harappan Civilization". The Govt is still remaining silent spectator in this issue.

Last but not the least, we the members of Industrial Growth Centre Complex Youth Association (IGCCYA) appeals state Govt along with ministry of Industry to look into the matter.


Tom Taki,

Secy. Info. & Publicity, (IGCCYA).

Joiru Eshi,

Gen. Secy- (IGCCYA).

Mr. Orik Panggeng, (IGCCYA).



Unearth the truth

Dear Editor,

The unnatural dead of Lt. Tokge Moyong who died due to electrocution yesterday i.e 15 August 2013 at Itanagar was very unfortunate and shocking. His dead is irreparable lost to his family as well to the society. He was dynamic, energetic engineering graduate hailing from Adipasi village of Upper Siang. He completed his BE degree this year and absorbed himself in private Hydropower Company working part time. Adi Students Union (AdiSU) extends heartfelt condolence to bereaved family.

At the same time AdiSU appeal the authority concern to unearth truth behind the cause of the accident within stipulated time. It must be a negligence of power department which left DC String (Wire) open without caution and warning.

AdiSU on behalf deceased family extent gratitude to all the senior citizens, ABK members and AAPSU convenor Tadar Kakum who came forward to help in the in time of need.


Obuk Gao

General Secy AdiSU



SPA is private or govt fund?

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily I on the behalf of people of Jomlo-Mobuk circle under 32nd Rumgong constituency, West Siang district would like to appraise the govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and people of state in general about the construction of Community Hall at our area under SPA.

The said Community Hall was proposed and demanded by the people of Jomlo-Mobuk circle at Patum in particular and 32nd Rumgong constituency in general by seeing its necessity at patum (pessing). As people of area meet regularly on various occasion community hall is urgently needed at Patum(pessing). So, it was demanded and sanctioned under SPA at a cost of rupees 50 lac's for which people are grateful to the govt.

But the said project has not been constructed at Patum(Pessing). Instead it has been built at plot belonging to local MLA at a jungle (forest) for his personal use.

The said hall was proposed and demanded by the people at Patum for public purpose only. Now the question is whether the SPA fund can be used for personal purpose or not. We want to know whether govt sanctions fund for personal use. It is hard to understand how the site was changed without informing local people. Officers involved in such illegal act should be booked and exemplary punishment should be given. If not, they should be ordered to construct the same community hall at Patum immediately.

The present site is at a distance of 2 and half km from Patum(pessing). The above mentioned plot is not a public place and it will never be a public place. This is tip of an iceberg of the corruption system practiced by local MLA in connivance with the department officers, public. Funds are used for constructions of personal roads connected to a garden at jomo village whereas the main roads to various village have been deteriorating day by day.


Tayek Mize


Jomlo-Mobuk circle



Waiting for regularization of job

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed column we the contractual Medical Laboratory Technician working under NRHM would like to bring to the notice of the Govt, and the concerned department that inspite of all our possible efforts and hard work to serve the state since last many years, no one is noticing our grievances. Like every other NRHM staff, we are also extremely underpaid.

It has been 14 long year, passing through RCH-I, RCH-II and NRHM. Since 1999 we have been humbly awaiting for attention from our state Govt, to help us to get regularize. The authority has been giving us lame excuse like present austerity measure by state govt and usual lack of fund. Why these factors always hinder regularization of only laboratory technician. Other NRHM staffs are getting reasonably absorbed from time to time.

As per the govt of India notification vide No. 10 (37) 2011-NRHM-l Dated 21stDecember 2011 it is clearly stated that there should be creation of regular post and regularization of contractual staff within 5 years. It is our humble appeal to the govt, to give ears to our grievances and regularize all the contractual in general especially laboratory technician. Atleast we deserve to be properly paid to sustain our life in this today’s expensive world.

It seems as if the state govt is trying to force us to take severe actions like procession, no work, dharnas etc. We are not in favour of rally, dharna’s etc. If we remain absent from our respective duties it will severely hamper the poor patient. So we have to think about all those lives that depend on us. Our state govt, has always given greater emphasis on education and health sector but let it be reminded that the laboratory technician under NRHM are never given any consideration to get absorbed by our state govt. We can’t say we are living, we are just surviving. If the worker themselves are not healthy, how can the society be healthy. Almost one and a half decades has passed but still there is no hint of hope for the laboratory technicians. Why we are being neglected and why our people friendly govt is not considering our plea.


Chiging Tara