August 24

Renowned  Body Builder  visits  Green Mount School

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Dr. Ngangbam Shantikumar, the most popular international body builder of modern times has visited Green Mount School, Itanagar today.

He is professor of English in  De Lin Institute of Technology, Tucheng City, New Taipei ,Taiwan. He won the tittle Mr. Universe 6 times. He is basically from Manipur. He got married to a Taiwan lady Chen Nan Tai, also an English teacher.

In his thought-provoking speech before the  school children, he  narrated how the  self-confidence, determination and hard work help a determined soul to  achieve the  goal in life. He advised the young children to have high thinking, good imagination to make their vision in life a reality. “Healthy mind dwells in healthy body. Games and sports are the only means to achieve that one,” he said.  His wife stressed the importance of English for international communication. Students participating in the interaction were highly appreciated.

The Chief Councillor, Itanagar Municipal Council, who is also the secretary of Green Mount School highlighted the valuable points and stressed the need for Games and Sports along with good academic standards. She advised the students to take inspiration from visiting body builder.


Meritorious students, scholars felicitated

TATO, Aug 23: The students belonging to Bokar, Ramo, and Libo communities of Mechuka sub-division of West Siang who excelled in class-X and XII CBSE examinations besides those secured Ph. D degrees from RGU were felicitated at a function here Thursday to encourage students to excel in their academic career.

“Focus on your career aiming at greater welfare of the society without which education would be meaningless,” AAPSU president Kamta Lapung said as the chief guest.

He exhorted the students, particularly the members of All Libo, Bokar, Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) to maintain communal harmony, the core principle of the apex students’ body and assured all support in that direction.  

He assured to take up the demands for immediate posting ST teachers and introduction of commerce & science stream in Mechuka HS school.

“Work hard with dedication to build a secured career by cracking competitive examination without being discouraged by the nagging problems of the state. If Tabom Bam and Robin Hibu, who were from poor family background, could crack the UPSC examinations, why not you, wondered former NESO secretary general Gumjum Haidar, who was guest of honour!

AAPSU finance secretary Suraj Tayang, who was special guest, lauded ALBRSU for its initiative that would encourage the students’ community.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by ALL Bow, Bokar, Ramo Elite Society president Johnny Pinggam demanding upgradation of Tato middle school to secondary level, posting of block education officer for Monigaon and bifurcation of ZPM segments, local MLA and Tourism Parliamentary Secretary PD Sona, who was the chief host, assured to look into the genuine demands and take up the with education department to fulfil soon those within CBSE guidelines.

Thousands of people attended the function, including the panchayat and students’ leaders including ALBRSU president Tani Tapo and general secretary Tai Ragyor.


Environment awareness campaign held

ITANAGAR, Aug 23:  The All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA) conducted an environment awareness campaign at government middle school Mai on Tuesday last which was funded under CAMPA project of forest department.  The teaching staffs, students, youth and village elders were also took part in the awareness campaign. It is said more than 300 sapling were planted during the campaign. Speaking on the occasion ASM Chairperson Joram Elyu emphasized on the importance of preservation of environment. Forest Range Officer L Togur highlighted the effects of deforestation which cause global warming.


Job Mela

ROING, Aug 23: The Employment Exchange Cell of the Office of Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District, Roing shall remain open on August 24 and 25 to receive the application forms in connection with Job Mela - cum - Interview Rally at IG Park Itanagar on August 30 and 31. This has been done to enable the unemployed youths of remote places like Hunli, Desali, Dambuk Circles and other places  to avail the benefits. DIPRO


Org seeks Govt to set up museum at Parsi-Parlo

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Parsi-Parlo Area Youth Organization in its representation to the state research department, sought for the setting up of archeological museum at Parsi-Parlo in order to preserve and protect the Neolithic site of said area. It said that archeological excavation was carried out by archeologist A. A Ashraf way back in 1982-83 and large number of tools was found from the site. Claiming that state government is not initiating to preserve and protect the archeological site, association urged the government to depute a research team for carrying out excavation at the site.


Forum opposes Parang Hydro project

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Totpu-Panchayat Peoples’ Welfare Forum strongly opposed the proposed Parang Hydro Power Project at Parang near Sagalee in Papum Pare district stating that project will badly affect on downstream people as the area itself is flood prone area. Forum added that project would create ecological imbalance in the area, as the project would contaminate the river which is only source of drinking water for the downstream people. Forum further claimed that project had been finalized without conducting public consultation and hearing.


Renovate weak bridge: MYWA

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Mara Youth Welfare Association has drawn the attention of Upper Subansiri District Administration towards the weak Tadak Dulom Som (Bridge) at Daporijo.

In a release, it said, despite repeated request for the maintenance and repair of the bridge, the concern authority has turned its deaf ear playing with the lives of innocent people who commute through this bridge on daily basis.

Saying that the bridge is the lifeline of many people which connects Daporijo to Dumporijo and many villages including important educational institutes like VKV and Subansiri Public English School, it urged the district administration to issue a prohibitory order and stop any kind of movement till the renovation work is done.

Meanwhile, also appealing for expediting the trial of accused involved in Late Vijay Ramching murder case, it requested for awarding exemplary punishment to the culprit/s so that such inhuman incident are not repeated in future.


‘Furnish information’

YUPIA Aug 23: Papum Pare District Magistrate Pige Ligu directed all the concerned license holders who have been issued arm license to furnish information, as per the format, to the Extra Assistant Commissioner (Judicial), DCs Office, Yupia within a period of 30 days for creation of Database of Arm Licenses for Papum Pare District.

It also stated that the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi has introduced a online website for National Database of Arm License for Papum Pare District and gave instructions to create database of arm licenses issued from this district immediately.

The prescribed format can be obtained from the Judicial Branch in all working days or upload the same from DC Papum pare website papumpare.nic.in. DIPRO


AAPMTWU seeks stern action  against assaulter

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Claiming that a Bolero Pickup driver Hari Pradhan who was coming from West Kameng with tomatoes was allegedly attacked by miscreants at Nirjuli around 300 am today,  All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union  appealed to the police authority to take stern action against the attackers. Union also claimed that Pradhan had sustained head injury when assaulter pelted stone at him.


KVK training

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Subansiri conducted training cum demonstration program on soil solarization of tomato nursery bed today.

The subject matters specialist in Plant Protection explained and demonstrated the methods of soil solarization, most effective method to control soil borne diseases of crops, before the farmers.

Soil solarization is a method of heating soil by covering it with transparent polythene sheets during hot period to control soil borne diseases.

A total of 16 farmers actively participated in the programme.

In another program, the KVK conducted programs on cultivation practices of pea and nursery production and management of winter (Rabi) crops for Dyani Rilla Farmer’s Club at Hong village.

The subject matter specialists trained the members of the farmers club about crop management practices and demonstrated the method of nursery preparation of onion.

Altogether 14 farmers participated in the programme.


ICDS co-ordination meeting held

KHONSA, Aug 23: The Parliamentary Secretary for DoTCL and SWWCD Yumsem Matey attended the Lazu ICDS co-ordination meeting held on August 21 at Lazu.

While addressing the participants, Matey underscored the importance of ICDS programmes and policies for the welfare of the children and the women. He asked the ICDS workers to work sincerely and implement the beneficial schemes properly. The Parliamentary Secretary assured to construct SNP store at Lazu to facilitate storage of food items.

Earlier, CDPO K Tangha highlighted the aims and objectives of all-important meeting and threw light on various schemes implemented by the department of Women and Child Development.

Dr. Laji, APO, NGO members Panchayat leaders also shared their views. It may be mentioned here that Lazu which was upgraded to EAC headquarters recently is situated in the sensitive border of Myanmar. DIPRO


Tai Kaye honoured

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Friendship Forum of India (FFI) has awarded Bharat Excellence Award, Best Personalities of India Award, North Eastern Golden Personalities Award and Economic Growth and National Unity Certificates along with Gold medal and Trophies to Tai Kaye for his outstanding contribution in his chosen field of activities on August 18 last.


Arunachal to participate in Natl. Jr.

Boys and Girls Taekwondo C’ship

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: State taekwondo team will be leaving here for Pune, Maharashtra on August 26 to participate in the National Junior Boys and Girls Taekwondo Championship.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Teakwondo Association has decided to conduct coaching camp at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and SAI SAG centre, Naharlagun to prepare the state team for the proposed North East Zone Taekwondo Championship—2013 in Arunachal Pradesh. General Secretary Tara Tagin and vice president L Sokun Singh will look after the coaching camp.



ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Camdir Welfare Society has mourned the demise of Rosemary Narah Camdir who passed away at Banderdewa on August 15.

Late Rosemary Narah Camdir has left behind her husband, three sons and a daughter.

The society also mourned the death of Narah Yara Camdir who passed away on the same day. She was an attendant at Kimin PHC.

Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.




News Impact

Nation erupts in outrage over Mumbai gang-rape

New Delhi, Aug 23: The gang-rape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an avalanche of outrage across the country on Friday and condemned as despicable and shameful stirring memories of a similar attack last December in New Delhi that led to nation-wide protests.

As people from all walks of life voiced their anguish, Political parties, media associations and Bollywood were one in demanding harshest punishment to the perpetrators of the crime in a city which is seen as far safer for women than the national capital. The attack also had its echo in Rajya Sabha which erupted in anger with agitated members expressing serious concern over increasing atrocities on women and the government assuring "harshest" action against the culprits.

Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal said sex assaults must be dealt with "in the severest manner".

"We cannot afford to let our women and children live in insecurity and must make sure that such attacks against women are dealt in the severest manner," he said.

Hundreds of people including members of several journalists' associations gathered in south Mumbai to stage a silent protest. Some wore black armbands, while others carried placards reading "Stop rape" and "City of shame."

Media associations in Chennai said the "horrifying incident" has shocked the entire country once again raising the issue of safety of women.

"Despicable! We are shamed! How long  and  God forbid, how many more before the criminals are punished? Wake up, India!," said BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman.

"Helpless to say the least...Words like "devastated".."disgusted" mean nothing at a time like this! gang-rape in my city... I feel ashamed," lamented Producer-Director Karan Johar.

Some even sniped at the Union Ministry of Home affairs and its equivalent in Maharashtra for failing to enhance the safety of women in the country since the Delhi gang-rape incident last December and after enactment of new laws.

BJP's Smriti Irani while raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha asked what steps had been initiated to prevent recurrence of such incidents even after repeated assurances of improving law and order condition in the aftermath of Delhi gang-rape and targeted the Centre and the Maharashtra government.

Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer said, "Another shame! A photo journ gang-raped by 5 men in Mumbai. No wonder India is considered most unsafe place for women amongst G-30 countries."

The Twitter was also abuzz with rage over the gang-rape.

"... Thousands of women aren’t safe in a country that demands of them patriotism, sacrifices and taxes," said one tweet. Some said legislations are merely not enough.

"If punishment is strict, rape incidents can be avoided," said a Jadavpur university student, while a Bhopal housewife said women and even shcool girls are not safe anymore. PTI


‘Job mela —Tuki Govt’s one of best initiatives’

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The two-day job mela beginning from August 30 next is the best initiative of the GoAP, particularly Chief Minister Nabam Tuki towards generating employment avenues for the unemployed youth with a target to create one lakh jobs during 12th Five Year Plan, Arunachal Pradesh State Medicinal Plant Board chairman Bamang Felix today said.    

Creation of job opportunities in this land-locked state is difficult with hardly any large industry either in private or government sector, Felix said, adding the job mela involving dozens of private and government sector service providers is a maiden initiative of the CM which deserves appreciation from all quarters.

The employment opportunities in remote districts, like Kurung Kumey are much less than that of other districts. Therefore, I would make a fervent appeal to those aspiring to earn a decent livelihood not to miss the opportunity.

The job mela would ensure skilling of our youth followed by placement without any expenditure involved, Felix said, adding such initiative by any government in the country is rare.

“The need of the hour is for changing our attitude to respect the dignity of labour which holds the key to speedy and all-round development of our state blessed with huge natural resources. It would be possible to make the best use of the natural resources and turn the vast idle land productive if our youth acquire technical knowledge that would turn money spinner for them,” Felix reasoned.

The day our youth realise the truth – God helps them who helps themselves – they would be second to none, the young lawmaker said with confidence.   


…in denial


Appu Gapak


It has been one year and 13 days since journalist Tongam Rina was shot at while entering her office in Itanagar last year on July 15. And though the Capital police claimed to have made a breakthrough into the case, it is yet to arrest the alleged mastermind of the case, Yumlam Achung.

Rina was admitted in a critical condition to the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital with the bullet stuck inside after hitting at left waist touching the spinal cord and piercing the intestine. Three weeks later, she was transferred to the Fortis Healthcare, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Though she may look healthy now, but till date, she has not fully recovered. The trauma that she went through still haunts her.

It was appalling that the police could not find out the culprit/s behind the attack for almost a year.

And then when the incident was about to complete a year, just five days earlier, on July 10, it came out with revelation of the person/s involved in the attack.

The report from the police read: “…investigation into journalist Tongam Rina shooting case has been completed and prima facie case well established against three accused - Raju Gurung, Ajit Pegu and Yumlam Achung. Achung, the mastermind behind the attack has assigned Raju Gurung and Ajit Pegu for the job. The motive of the crime was that Achung wanted to harm Tongam Rina for not highlighting him and his organization’s activities in her newspaper. He and his supporters’ had ransacked Arunachal Times office on several occasions prior to this incident.”

It was also informed that the forensic examination of weapons recovered has confirmed its use in commission of crime and that Achung was absconding.

Prior to this, Achung was named mastermind of a vandalism attack in The Arunachal Times office that happened on April 15 and the reason quoted for the attack had been the same- ‘for not highlighting him in the paper.’

Except that the news of the breakthrough as published and broadcast all over, but in real, the mastermind, as the police claim, was not arrested yet. He had been absconding, according to the police.

And then interestingly, the absconding accused, Yumlam Achung gives out a press statement, signed, just two days after, on July 12, denying his involvement in the case. Till then, as told by the police, he is absconding and clarifying away to the glory.

And then another shocker came. Spouses of Yumlam Achung and another accused Raju Gurung too came out with explanations about how their husbands were innocent.

Though, the other two accused, Raju Gurung and Ajit Pegu, have been put behind bars, Yumlam Achung is yet to be arrested even after passing of a month and 13 days of the disclosure.

While many of us are still trying to come to term with the reason that got her attacked and sincerity of the police to work out the case, we cannot help but think that there’s more to it than what’s just on the show.


NgunuZiro bids for waste free schools

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: In its continuing efforts to promote ‘Zero Waste Schools’ at Ziro, NgunuZiro today organized its second program at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Ziro to  ensure sustainable garbage management in Ziro Valley to keep the place clean and green.

Today’s program mainly aimed at sensitizing the students and staff of the school about the concept of zero waste management so that the school can implement the concept.

Two resource persons, Punyo Chada and Roto Chobin, who are trained on Zero Waste Management concept, explained the current practice of garbage management and the risks in such practices like dumping, burning, burying and even landfills. They then gave an overview of zero waste management and the feasibility of the school in implementing it.

Dr. Tage Kanno exhorted the students and the school authority to start zero waste management and establish the school as a model one.

It may be mentioned that a similar program was conducted in the Skylark School, Hapoli on August 17.

NgunuZiro has been advocating introduction of zero waste management for Ziro township since two years now when a workshop on solid waste management was conducted in collaboration with the District Administration and the Urban Development and Housing Department of Lower Subansiri District.

Though several positive steps were taken up by the administration and the sanitation in Ziro town has improved manifold, zero waste management concept has not yet been taken up satisfactorily.

It was then that NgunuZiro initiated the strategy to involve the schools by promoting “Zero Waste School” in the valley.

“Ziro Waste Schools” by definition, will not produce any garbage from the institution. Instead, all discards will be considered as resources and they will be reused and recycled in the schools themselves.

More schools in Ziro valley will be taken up in the coming days so that they become models for other schools and business establishments to emulate.


Three months on: Bomjen Gapak murder case still unsolved

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: With almost three months gone by, Capital police are yet to make any arrest in the Bomjen Gapak murder case.

Late Bomjen Gapak was killed by a group of people on the wee hours of May 27 last at Legi Complex here.

Family members had met with the chief minister as well as the SP who assured of early breakthrough into the case.

“SP had assured us of making arrests within 20 days, but it is going to be three months now and we are yet to hear anything,” said the distraught father Tabom Gapak.

The concerned All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) while placing an ultimatum for the early arrest of the culprits involved had asked for immediate appointment of an independent Home Minister, along with its other demands. State government while assuring to fulfill the demands had sought two months time which too has passed now.


Food & Civil Supplies Dept holds meet on NFSO

YUPIA, Aug 23:  An important meeting was conducted by Papum Pare district Food and Civil Supplies Department at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall here to discuss the procedure, criteria and time schedule for implementation of National Food Security (NFSO) in each block or circle in Papum Pare district.

Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu while addressing the meeting highlighted on the various procedures and criteria of implementation of NFSO in the district and stressed on the need for creating awareness on the scheme at grassroots level.

He requested the PRI leaders to take proactive role in ensuring successful implementation of the scheme in their respective block and circle by extending full co-operation to the administrative officers and staff to perform their duties smoothly. He also stressed on collection of accurate data of all intended beneficiaries.

He also shouldered various administrative officers to look after the successful implementation of the scheme in the district.

Earlier DF&CSO Takio briefed about the procedures of implementation of the scheme.

All the newly elected ZPMs, Anchal Chairperson and administrative officers attended the meeting. DIPRO


CRPF distributes solar lamps, sports items under CAP

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The 138 CRPF Battalion distributed Solar Lamp worth Rs 50,000  to needy and poor students under its Civic Action Programme at Bazar Line secondary school, Seppa in East  Kameng district today.  Govt officers including  B K Mishra, SP Seppa, Taper Pada, ADC Seppa, Aistain Koyou, EAC Seppa, Eipi Sonoyanbo, Principal of the school and K. Rangmo, DDSE,  public representatives, media personnel, students and civilians witnessed the  programme and  lauded the  CRPF for their noble job.

In another programme  the 138 Bn CRPF has distributed huge sports items/materials worth Rs. 50,000 to school children at Secondary School,  Bana in the presence of Abu Taba, Circle Officer/ BDO/EAC-Bana, B.K. Thungon, CDPO, Tatu Highanll, Vice Chairman and N. Nyodu, Principal of Bana secondary school, other school teachers/ staff, media personnel and students today.   N. Nyodu, Principal Secondary School Banna has expressed his gratitude to Commandant 138 Bn, CRPF for this noble cause.

Ram Krishan, Commandant 138 Bn, CRPF emphasized the need of such Civic Action Programmes to improve the police-public relation and to create a congenial environment.  He further mentioned that such programme not only benefited the local in their all round development but also help in improving police-public relation and also provide a platform to know each other in better manner. Besides such activities CRPF unit are also providing counseling for future prospects of the youth and maintaining in natural equilibrium by organizing various mass plantation, schemes on various occasion.

Yesterday, the 138 CRPF Battalion organized a free medical camp for needy and poor students of Tippi primary school at Bhalukpong in  West Kameng district.


Student, staff injured in stampede like situation in DPC

ITANAGAR, Aug 22: A girl student and a staff of Donyi Polo College, Kamki were seriously injured in a stampede like situation in the college yesterday.

The incident, first of its kind in the state, occurred in front of the BA first year classroom when the students were entering the classroom at 8.30 am, informed Dr. R Karlo, the principal of the college, in its letter to the Director of Higher and Technical Education.

This kind of incidents in front of classroom has become a daily affair since the classes started on August one, the principal said.

According to him, insufficient teaching staff and class rooms against the ever growing students in the college is overcrowding the classrooms.

While giving details about teacher-student ratio for BA first year of the college, the principal informed that there were only three English teachers against 913 students of BA first year, three history teachers against 827 students, two education teachers for 731 students, three Pol Sc. Teachers for 420 students, two Hindi teachers for 375 students. There is no faculty for the subject of El. English.

Meanwhile, the principal requested the Director look into the matter seriously to solve the faculty crisis in the college by posting more teachers for the betterment of the students.

Freshers’ Meet

Meanwhile, the Freshers’ meet of Donyi Polo College, Kamki was held on August 20.

Addressing both the students on the occasion, Principal Dr. Karlo asked them to develop a right mindset and creat a positive culture in the college campus.

Tao Abo, Guest Faculty, inspired the newcomers to strive of excellence and work hard for achieving the desired goal in life.

Assistant Professor Tage Ampa highlighted about the new examination pattern at college level.


Intensive motivational and skill training underway

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The 15-day intensive motivational and skill development training program for the 150 State-Sponsored Beauty and Spa trainees under International Institute of Wellness Studies (IIWS) is underway at Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC), Vivek Vihar.  

The training aimed at equipping the selected candidates with soft skills and values is ably managed by a team of resource persons from DBYC, who put the candidates through a rigorous routine of training of five hours a day.

In addition to this, the candidates have interacted with prominent personalities, like Vishal P Nabam, Spokesman, APCC, who is also the Chairman of Don Bosco School and College Welfare Committee, Subu Tabin, Additional Director, Department of Industries and Dr. VN Sharma, State Liaison officer for NSS.

While interacting with the trainees, Vishal P Nabam briefed them about the Chief Minister’s dream of training and employing one lakh youth of Arunachal within 2015.  He also exhorted the students to make use of this golden opportunity to make themselves self-sufficient through the training.  

The two-weeks long training is scheduled to end on September 4 and the trainees will proceed to New Delhi for further training under International Institute of Wellness Studies.


APCC team takes part in national workshop on social media

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: A 4-member team from Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) led by general secretary BC Tok attended a National Workshop on Social Media conducted by Communication Department of All India Congress Committee (AICC) at Jawahar Bhavan at New Delhi yesterday.

The seminar was addressed by MP and AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi, Union Ministers Manish Tewari, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MP and AICC Secretary Priya  Dutt among others.

The workshop was moderated and conducted by Deepender Hooda, Secretary, AICC and MP along with his team of experts.

"Today, social media is an important medium to convey, to communicate, especially with the younger generation. The Congress Party realizes this and that's why we have decide to conduct this workshop today," Hooda said.

"It is imperative for any political party to communicate with the youngsters to convey its ideology and from that point of view, from that perspective we have conducted this national workshop today," he added.

Another Congress leader Priya Dutt echoing similar sentiments said the communication centres would be opened in every state under the initiative.

"We have participants coming from all our PCCs, all the states for this workshop. Under this initiative taken by the communication department, we will open communication centres in every state in which there would be three departments- social media, research and spokespersons," said Priya.

"We want to bring all of that under one umbrella and there will be an inflow and outflow of information from Delhi to all the states," she added.

Manish Tewari spoke about the immense possibilities and the changes that will come in the sphere of communications with the advancement of technology in the information technology field.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor while addressing the participants gave important practical points in using social media. He stressed that it has emerged as the most effective communication medium for interacting with a wide audience instantly.

In his address, Rahul Gandhi urged the participants to uphold the Congress Party tradition of peace and non-violence.

The Congress Party aims to reach out to the educated classes and the youth to seek support ahead of the 2014 general elections.

Congress leaders feel that social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Orkut and others would play a crucial role in the upcoming elections.


Solung Football Trophy begins

Mebo HSS win inaugural match

PASIGHAT, Aug 23: Mebo Higher Secondary School (MHSS) thrashed Gandhi Secondary School (GSS) 3-1 in the opening match of the Inter-School Solung Trophy Football Tournament at sports complex here today.

Okunam Gamno of MHSS scored the first goal in 30 minutes before Christopher Tayeng of the same team added two more goals. Tamar Takuk of GSS netted the consolation goal to reduce the margin of defeat to 2-1.

Eleven teams are participating in the tournament and the final will be played on August 31.

The winning and runner-up teams will be awarded trophies and cash prizes.

Earlier, Bogong Anchal Block Chairperson Oni Tamuk advised the participating players to maintain discipline and sportsman spirit during the tournament.

He hoped that this tournament would provide an opportunity to the budding footballers of Pasighat to show their hidden talents.

Encouragement and basic faculties are the need of the hour for them and such tournaments play a crucial role in producing good footballers besides developing personality, Tamuk said.

He also suggested the youths to create a tobacco, alcohol and drugs free society and to involve themselves in sports activities for physical and personality developments.

He appreciated Oshong Domin and Onya Padung, organizing Chairman and Secretary of ISSFT-2013 respectively for organizing the tournament in a big way. Local Government officers and officials, senior citizens and soccer lovers were present in the opening match. DIPRO


Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Running Trophy

Secretary-VI, Dongin VC and ABK-VI register wins

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Secretary-VI, Dongin VC and ABK-VI won their respective league level matches in the 2nd Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Running Trophy at Solung Mopin Ground here today.

Secretary-VI  beat Ngargo VC 25-20, 25-21 while Dongin spikers smashed out Moying VC 25-10, 25-23 to earn full points.

ABK-VI defeated Minam VC 25-12, 25-14 in the third and last match of the day.

Kochang Lino of Secretary VI, Tymbe Yao of Dongin VC and Obuk Tali of ABK-VI were named players of their respective matches.

Today’s matches

1.  President-VI vs Moying (2.30 pm)

2.  Minam vs Ngargo (3 pm)

3.  Dongin vs Gangging (3.30 pm)

4.  ABK-VI vs Secretary-VI (4 pm)


‘Attachment Prog’ for NCS officers

ITANAGAR, Aug 23: A week-long ‘Attachment Programme’ for the 24 Nagaland Civil Service (Probationers) officers of 2010 & 2011 batches is being organized at ATI, Naharlagun from August 21 to 25 as part of their field study tour of one year foundational training.

Addressing the participants on August 22 during a daylong ‘In-house Get-together -cum- Interaction Session, Divisional Commissioner (East) Tape Bagra, enlightened them about the historical background, political devolution of Arunachal Pradesh from the period of NEFA and its steady development in the field of social, economic and political spheres.

He further encouraged the NCS officers to promote oneness and share knowledge and experience with each other.

Secretary, Planning/Tourism, Sonam Chumbey, presented an indebt overview of the prospectus and potential of tourism in the state including the challenges faced by the Govt.

He, through a power-point presentation, highlighted a comprehensive picture view of the various tourism prospectus and the present tourist transit points developed by the Govt.

The visiting NCS officers also took active part in the interaction session and many questions were raised and answered by the respective guest officers during their interaction period.

The participants also visited Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat, Banquet Hall, State Museum, Gompa, NERIST and other important historical sites in and around capital besides meeting with senior officers. They were also to the picturesque Ziro.


Vanamahotsava observed at Changlang

CHANGLANG, Aug 23: The Changlang Forestry Division, observed 64th “Vanamahotsava” today at Government higher secondary School Changlang. The programme started with plantation of tree sapling by Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav, followed by plantation of poly potted seedlings and sapling by the officers, teachers, NCC, Scouts and Guide.

The Deputy Commissioner explained the main objective and importance of the observation and stressed to protect the plant from animal and other destructive agents and to generate awareness among the students and general public on good impact of afforestation. She advised the gathering to plant trees to make the school compound green and beautiful.

The programme was carried under the technical guidance of P. Tangha, DFO, Tage Mali RFO and other forest Officials. DIPRO


Meeting on implementation of NFSO

TEZU, Aug 23: In order to sensitize the general people of Lohit district about the implementation of National Food Security Ordinance, the Lohit District Administration with Lohit District Food and Civil Supplies Department conducted a meeting with all the Panchayati Raj members and Goan Burahs of Tezu sadar in Officer’s Club, Tezu on August 21 last.

The Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma attending the meeting requested the PR leaders and GBs to render help and cooperation for segment wise collection of application forms within last date of this month (31.08.2013) and its onward submission to the District Food and Civil Supplies Office for timely implementation of the Scheme in the district.

He also asked all the district heads of offices, Tezu to furnish the detail list of their respective field staff. They can be engaged in villages to help the villagers fill up their respective forms in correct manner, Sharma said.

Earlier under the preparatory action for smooth implementation of the NFSO-2013, the Lohit District Administration, Tezu and District Food & Civil Supplies Office, Tezu convened a meeting with all the sub-administrative centres and Heads of Offices like Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Development, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Medical and ICDS in the Office Chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Tezu.

In the meeting the DC urged the respective departments to render help and cooperation to the District Food and Civil Supplies wing, Tezu for smooth implementation of the Scheme in the district. DIPRO




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