ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The dwelling house of one Goluk Kayi was burnt down along with
properties in a fire incident at Botak Kayi village under Liromoba circle of West
Siang district on August 22 at around 3 pm.
While informing this, the Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) has urged the Liromoba
EAC and district authority to provide relief to the affected family for their quick
KKSU provided two blankets, mosquito nets, mattress and bucket etc. as an immediate
relief to the victim family.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) in a release to the Deputy
Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex has informed that the union has deferred the
Capital Complex 24hrs bandh call on 9th September due to unavoidable circumstances.
DAPORIJO, Aug 24: A team of officials from Land Management Department and All Tagin
Students’ Union (ATSU) inspected the Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Dumporijo and Community
Health Centre where encroachment of govt. land is going on unabated.
It is alleged that many individuals have erected permanent structures in those encroached
Encroachment is posing to be major problem for the administration not only at Dumporijo
but also entire Daporjo Township.
Encroachment is so rampant that there is hardly any land left at Daporijo Hr. Sec.
School for future development of the school.
While condemning the rampant encroachment of land destruction of govt. quarters,
ATSU dismayed as to how the encroachers manage to get their encroached land allotted!
ATSU appealed to the higher authority to look into the matter seriously and evict
all govt. land encroachers.
Parthenium awarness week
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), East Siang and College of Horticulture
and Forestry (CHF), Pasighat organised parthenium awarness week from August 16 at
CHF and Tebo village, Pasighat.
All together 26 farmers particapeted in the programme.
Dr Dinish Sah, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Management informed
about introduction of the weed in India, its biology, propagation and dispersal and
current status in the country.
Parthenium hysterophorus is an alien weed introduced in India during 1960s. It causes
menace in agricultural field, non cropped area, health and environment and biodiversity.
Dr. Debashish Sen, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Management
brifed on management pratices of parthenium.
Toge Riba, SMS, KVK, informed about scinerio of parthenium in East Siang district
and to manage on community basis.
Dr MM Khumawat, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Protection shared on management
of parthenium through biological method by releasing insect Zygogramma bicolorata
in infested areast.
During the training, problems faced by farmers in various portion of management of
weeds were discussed.
During the programme Dr TS Mehra, Dr RK Siang, Dr Rakesh Salam and Dr SM Hussain
from the college were present at Tebo village.
NSS conducts social service
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of VKV Itanagar has conducted
a cleanliness drive in 7D Colony, Chimpu.
The approach path comprising about 150 stairs that connects the Chimpu 7D Colony
with NH-52A was cleared by the student volunteers.
The enthusiastic boys and girls cleared the grasses by using grass cutting dao, picked
up polythene papers etc. The purpose NSS is to serve people and develop leadership
qualities in students.
Biri Tudjo, Member Itanagar Municipality ward-I, Biri Yalik, SC Dixit Principal,
VKV Itanagar, Uthaman VN- NSS Programme Officer, K Jaisankar-Senior Teacher guided
AUSDSU demands authority to solve the problem of teacher shortage
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union along with ATSU and
representatives from different community students’ union of Upper Subansiri in a
meeting at Daporijo today discussed the teacher shortage and various other problems
in various schools of Upper Subansiri.
The meeting appealed to the authority concerned of Education Department and District
Magistrate to take immediate step to solve the problems. It also appealed to the
MLAs, Minister, Panchayat leaders and senior citizens of the district to take up
the matter with appropriate authority for early solution.
Seminar on food processing
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: A one day seminar on food processing was organized by Eastern Tribal
Promotion Welfare Charitable Society at Ruksin on August 21. Progressive farmers,
general public and students of the area participated in the programme.
Addressing the participants, Ruksin SDO Y Tayeng called on the participants to fully
avail the opportunity.
Professor, Central University of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat, Dr W G Pillo
shared information about scope and prospects of food processing.
Subject matter specialist, Eloni Vida demonstrated methods of preparing squash, juice,
jam and candy from pineapple.
EO of DIC Pasighat, M Megu, dealt with schemes and marketing management involved
in food processing business.
Prominent social worker dies
PASIGHAT, Aug 24: 73-year-old Obang Tangu, a prominent social worker and one of the
oldest serving Gaon Burahs breathed his last after a brief illness on August 22 at
GNRC Guwahati. He was father-in-law of the present Industries Minister Tapang Taloh.
He was born in 1940 in Riew Village under Pangin-Boleng sub-division. Inspired by
his social and developmental work, he was appointed as Gaon Burah at a very young
age by the government.
Late Tangu leaves behind his aged wife and five daughters. His final rights held
at his Takiralung residence yesterday. As the news of his demise spread, a pall of
gloom has descended in the area and hundreds of well-wishers and relatives thronged
to Takiralung residence to pay their last respect.
Meanwhile, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Union Minister of State (Minority
Affairs) Ninong Ering conveyed condolences to the bereaved family, remembered the
contributions of late Obang Tangu for welfare of the people. Late Tangu was a very
simple and straightforward man with amiable nature and served the people with utmost
sincerity and dedication, they said. DIPRO
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: A mass social service was conducted under the leadership of IMC,
Ward no. 13 councilor Techi Mema from Akash Deep to R K Mission here today.
Participating shopkeepers and general public of the area worked on the damaged road
and dilapidated drainage system.
PWD and UD department also supported the drive by providing equipment. Local MLA
Techi Kaso also attended the programme.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Akha Tulu Welfare Society Capital Complex felicitated meritorious
students of Class-XII of its clan.
Hage Namie was awarded for securing 96.2% in XII Arts, while Hage Omo and Hage Ashung
were felicitated for securing 76.2% in XII (Commerce) and 74.6% in XII (Science)
Tagiot Apang Memorial Football Tournament
Karko Football Club win
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Kalen Nobeng scored a goal in each half as Karko Football Club
(KFC) beat Gosang Sisang FC (GSFC) 2-1 in the ongoing first ever Tagiot Apang Memorial
Football Tournament played at Jengging General Ground, Upper Siang yesterday.
Durik Nobeng netted the consolation goal for GSFC in 25 minutes.
Doimukh College conducts freshers’ meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Teli Rungkhi and Chello Rinya were adjudged as Mr and Miss Fresher
2013 of Government College Doimukh in a social freshers’ meet organized by students
of BA second year on Friday.
Welcoming the students on the occasion Principal Dr. N T Rikam emphasized on the
importance of quality education and urged the students to inculcate the spirit of
unity and integrity and communal harmony. Rikam also called upon students to be sincere
and dedicated in their student life.
Medical camps in West Kameng
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The committee for celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda (The Swami Vivekananda Sardh Sati Samaroh Samiti) of West Kameng district
organized two medical camps at Manla Phudung Middle school and Shergaon village on
August 21 and 22.
Over 452 patients were treated in the two camps and medicines distributed free of
cost among them.
The medical camps were conducted by a team of doctors, including an ENT specialist
from Nafra, the medical officer of Shergaon and Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti mobile
medical team and the para-medical staff from Shergaon.
The DMO, Bomdilla provided some medicines for both the camps.
‘Award supply work only to land affected people’
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Bana Pampoli Area Trans-Arunachal Highway Affected Welfare
Committee has alleged executive engineer (E) of Seppa electrical division for awarding
supply work to a non-affected person against the project Trans-Arunachal highway
in the area.
In a release, it requested the executive engineer (E), Seppa Division to award supply
work only to the affected people and after consulting the committee for free and
fair construction of the work.
It also asked the chief engineer (power), western electrical zone not to release
the LOC placed by the EE till the confrontation between the committee and the department
Meanwhile, the chief engineer, reacting to the request by the committee, in a letter
to the Superintending engineer (E), Dirang has advised him to monitor the construction
in consultation with the EE and to complete it within stipulated time.
Meeting on NFSO held
Daporijo, Aug 24: A meeting on implementation of National Food Security Ordinance
2013 in Upper Subansiri district was conducted in the Office Chamber of Gyati Taji,
ADC, Daporijo on 23rd August 2013 in the presence of Administrative Officers and
Gyati Taji explained the importance of the Ordinance and advised the Administrative
Officers/ BDOs to implement the ordinance on time and select the beneficiaries judiciously
so that the right people benefit. He also advised the officers/BDOs to conduct awareness
programmes on the NFSO 2013 amongst the PR leaders, NGOs, GBs and public in all the
C. D. Manchey, SDF&CSO informed all present on the details of the Ordinance, process
of beneficiary selection, collection of data etc. He added that according to the
provisions, all BPL families with female head of family above the age of 18 years
would be provided with 5 kilograms of rice at the rate of Rs 3/- for each family
member per month.
Problems that might be faced like shortage of food grains for government employees
and APL families in remote circles of the district due to the abolition of monthly
sub-allocation of APL food grains was also discussed. DIPRO
Students take out peace rallies to demand teacher
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The students of Rang-Frah Government College (RFGC), Changlang
and the students of Government Higher Secondary Schools of Changlang, Jairampur,
Miao and Kharsang of Changlang district led by post-graduate students of the district
took out peace rallies in their respective places yesterday demanding teachers at
Rang-Frah Govt. College for honours courses and principal and senior Science teachers
at GHSS, Kharsang.
Established in 1996, the RF Govt. College used to offer honours courses in Geography,
Political Science, History, Hindi and Economics; but at present, lack of teachers
has deprived the students from pursuing honours courses in the college.
Students from Government Higher Secondary Schools of Changlang, Jairampur, Miao and
Kharsang also demanded sufficient teachers, principal and vice principal in their
Kharsang Higher Secondary School has been running without principal and vice principal
for the last one year after the then principal got retired, they said.
AAPSU seeks clarification from New Delhi on Chinese incursion
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Taking strong exception to the Chinese intrusion in Chaglagam in
Anjaw district, AAPSU condemned the central government for remaining a silent spectator
and took the Union MoS (Minority Affairs) Ninong Ering, who represents the Eastern
Parliamentary constituency, for maintaining stoic silence.
“It is shocking that New Delhi and Ering were silent spectators when the integrity
of the nation was at stake,” AAPSU president Kamta Lapung said and demanded that
the facts be made public to remove fear psychosis created in the minds of the Arunachalees.
An AAPSU team including Lapung and finance secretary Suraj Tayam and former NESO
secretary general Gumjum Haidar played a friendly football match with the ITBP personnel
at their post along the China border, 60 km away from Mechuka recently to boost
the morale of the para military force.
Arunachal Citizen’s Right (ACR) has also expressed serious concern over the reported
incursion of Chinese Army in to Arunachal territory creating tension and fear psychosis
among the people of the state.
Questioning the government why it has suppressed the reports of Chinese incursion
in to Arunachal territory, ACR sought clarification from the Centre on the whole
“Both the Government of the Arunachal Pradesh and its people have always supported
the position of the Government of India on the issue of LAC between China and India
and even suffered as victims of the Sino-India political stand offs,” the release
SUMA team visits Govt HSS Arunodaya
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: A team of Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) led
by Bagjam Logun Rigio, Education Secretary visited the GHSS Arunodaya, Itanagar to
take stock of various problems of the school. The team also interacted with the school
authority as well the school children yesterday to get first hand knowledge of their
Principal of the school M Borang, while highlighting the various problems of school
before the visiting SUMA team, has expressed resentment over non-fulfillment the
demands by the higher authority despite repeated pleas.
One of main requirements of the school was classroom/infrastructure.
The team appreciated the teaching staff of the school for discharging their duty
with sincerity and dedication despite lack of support from the education department.
The team while appealing them to continue their service for the betterment of the
students, has assured to take up their problems with appropriate authority at the
earliest for early redressal.
While interacting with the students of the school, Convenor Pebo Gyadi exhorted them
to give priority to their studies and maintain a cordial relationship with their
Bagjam also appealed to the authorities concerned to seriously take up the matter
concerning the students as they are the future of our state and the nation as well.
SUMA urged the Education Minister for improving the educational scenario of the state
by providing necessary infrastructure and teachers in the greater interest of the
The students of the school also demanded for posting an economic teacher in the school.
Career Track Eduyearbook 2013 launched
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Career Track Eduyearbook 2013, an annual career handbook of
Northeast has been launched today in a small but impressive function held at Press
Club here. The book is considered to be only book in the entire region in terms of
Earlier in its first edition in 2012 the book was nominated in India Education Awards
in the category of best education sector publication.
Launching the book as chief guest, Director School Education Tapang Taloh exuded
hope that the book would be helpful to the students of Arunachal Pradesh to choose
their career. “Arunachal students will have benefits in choosing their right career”
Taloh said. The director further said that the book is important for students at
early stage particularly for secondary and college students. He also added choosing
right career would give perfect lives.
Guest of honour senior journalist Pradeep Kumar said that Eduyearbook 2013 would
be helpful to guide the students in choosing their career. “I am confident this book
would be light house for the youths” senior journalist quipped. He suggested that
book should be popularized among the students and it should make available at schools
across the state.
Highlighting the background of the book Career Doctor Dr. T.K Bharali informed that
the book was recommended by the department of education of Manipur and Assam. Dr.
Bharali stated that students have a terrible lack of information when it comes to
making career choice. Right to education has no sense if it is not accompanied by
right to career information, he added.
Army to raise Porter Company
AALO, Aug 24: Army is planning to raise a porter company which would cater for the
requirement of porters in western Arunachal Pradesh consisting of 600 porters. 19
Grenadier of Army has been nominated to raise one porter company for which a separate
recruitment rally will be organized from 9th to 15th September at 19 Grenadier General
Ground Bogdo. Candidates from Arunachal and outside can participate in the porter
recruitment Rally. The Mates/Other Civilians and Porters & Safaiwala will get Rs.
11, 127+ration allowances and Rs. 10,734+ Ration Allowances respectively besides
availing facilities like ex-gratia relief/ financial benefit to injured, transportation
to working areas, equipments for working, tentage accommodation and clothing. Interested
candidates may turn up with medical fitness certificate, police verification along
with a voter ID Card, Age proof (18 to 40 Years) along with school certificate and
Army recruitment rally
Meanwhile, West Siang is all set to host Army Recruitment Rally for eligible candidates
from all districts of Arunachal Pradesh from September 2 to 8 next at General Football
The elaborate arrangement for the recruitment rally was discussed here yesterday
in a meeting attended by Col. G.S. Chundawat, Commandant 19 Grenadier and heads of
department associated with the arrangement needs. Moki Loyi ADC cum Nodal officer,
Aalo presided over the meeting. An official team also visited the venue to assess
the immediate requirements and decided to complete all assigned arrangements to each
department by 31 of August.
Around 150 interested candidates are already taking much needed fitness training
under the guidance of Army at Aalo for the recruitment rally, informed Col G. S.
DDSE signs agreement with land donors
AALO, Aug 24: The Nomuk School in its 32 years of journey towards catering educational
needs of the village and its vicinity was upgraded to Secondary School in the year
2012 and at present it is functioning without requisite classrooms, Headmaster and
teachers quarters, boys hostel, staff common room, school auditorium and other essential
requirements to function as secondary School to fulfill the growing needs of teachers
and students from various feeder schools.
The visit of West Siang DDSE as Chief Guest in an well organized Land Donation Agreement
Ceremony at Nomuk village on August 23 came as a great respite for the villagers
as some of the demands of the school are likely to be mitigated through government
schemes under RMSA and other sources.
The DDSE appreciated the land donors who donated around one thousand square meter
of land for the extension of school and expressed his satisfaction that the land
donors and people of the area are really concerned about education of their children.
He appealed the headmaster and his team of teaching staffs to keep up their good
efforts to run the school despite all limitations. There is a problem of infrastructures,
teacher shortages, transfer and posting but efforts are on full swing to solve many
problems of every school.
Speaking on the occasion as Guest of Honour, Gijum Tali DIPRO Aalo stressed on value
based education and inculcate spirit of learning among the present generation by
our tribal teachers who occupy 90% of the job up to take up the responsibility of
molding the destinies of our brethren. The vice principal Kamba who was the Special
Guest on the occasion exhorted the teachers to discharge their duties effectively
and appreciated the cause of concern for school by the villagers of Nomuk village.
Gedo Kato, Zilla Parishad Member also assured all possible initiative from his side
to face lift the school that has produced many officers in the past. Pobde Yomgam
Head Master Secondary School gave a detail appraisal of the programme of the school
after its up gradation. K. Kamdak representative of the school, Kito Nomuk, Rijum
Nomuk, Mokar Nomuk, Domin Karbak and other also spoke in detail on functioning of
the schools in various villages and appealed the school authority to post one good
subject to every school so that others too emulate. The two land donors of the village
also appealed the school authority to facilitate job benefits and contractual in
future as land for the school have been donated without any compensation. DIPRO
HM dies in road accident
DAPORIJO, Aug 24: The headmaster (in-charge) of Bui Middle School Renia Bui of Bui
village died in a tragic road accident on August 21.
The accident occurred when Renia, 29 lost control of his bike and fell into deep
gorge near Bui village under Gusar circle. He met with the accident while he was
returning from duty.
His body was recovered from near Bui village the next day (Aug 22).
He is survived by his wife, one daughter and two sons.
Meanwhile, All Tator-Tani Area Welfare Society has mourned the demise of Renia Bui
who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident near Bui village under Segi-Gusar
circle in Upper Subansiri district on August 21.
Late Renia Bui was the headmaster in-charge of Bui Middle School. He had joined his
service as AT (A) in the school in March 2008.
In its condolence message, it said, he was a sincere, devoted, dutiful and a kind
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
Meanwhile also condoling the sudden demise, the Bui Youth Welfare Society (BYWS)
requested the state government, especially the education department to give job to
one of late Bui’s immediate family members as compensation.
It said, he was the sole earner of his family.
The society further requested the local MLA to pursue the matter of appointing one
of the family members of Bui for the job.
2nd Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Running Trophy
Dongin, Secretary-VI, Moying and ABK-VI reach semis
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Ngargo VC, Dongin and ABK-VI won their respective matches in the
2nd Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Running Trophy at Solung Mopin Ground here
Ngargo VC beat Minam VC 25-12, 25-15, Dongin beat Gangging VC 25-11, 25-11 while
ABK-VI snatched 17-25, 27-25, 25-22 dramatic victory over Secretary-VI to reach semifinals.
Earlier, Moying VC had walk over against President-V1 to reach semifinal.
Tanor Tabing of Ngargo VC, Tanyi Bodung of Dongin,and Obuk Tali of ABK-VI were named
players of the matches.
Dongin VC will play against Secretary-VI in the first semifinal tomorrow at 3 pm
while the second semifinal will be held between Moying VC and ABK-VI at 3.30 pm,
informed Kadum Apang, sports secretary of SFCCI-2013.
JNC organizes workshop on use of audio-visual in classrooms
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat organised UGC (CPE) sponsored
workshop on use of audio-visual in classrooms today.
The workshop attended by all the faculty members of the college focussed on the use
of computer gadgets for bringing excellence in education.
Addressing the gathering, Principal of the College T Talom emphasized on the need
of technical know-how for effective teaching in classroom. He also stressed the need
of computer literacy in todays world.
Earlier, Vice principal SR Choudhury sounded like a propagator of computer magic
for the easy and proper learning of the students in the classrooms. He cited with
all praise the wonders of Audio-Visual in the classrooms for such gadgets have far
reaching impacts on the psyche of the learners.
Dr. S.N. Panda, the Coordinator, NAAC, voiced with brevity the general positive outcome
of the computer supported education in the classrooms and urged everybody to find
pace with the gadgets to have an impacted teaching and learning cruising along the
contemporary competitive times.
Dr. D.V.L.N. Rao, the Coordinator of the programme, while giving the introductory
speech, spoke verily on the need to use audio – visuals in the classrooms for an
effective and enduring teaching and learning process. He was of the view that the
local could turn global only if the education was supplemented by technical highs
in accordance with time.
Dr. DP Panda, one of the Resource Persons, opined that technology and Education go
hand in hand and application of the technology is almost a respiration like necessity
for the good health of education.
Rajesh Kr. Sharma and Hari Loyi were the other two resource persons apart from Dr.
Sharma focused on preparation of PowerPoint presentation with all four versions of
Microsoft Offices while Loyi concentrated on the basics of Smart Board.
It was a pleasure to listen to him who held the use of Smart Board in the classroom
as the revolutionary idea.
The post lunch technical session witnessed the PowerPoint/audio – visual presentations
by several faculty members belonging to different departments.
All the staff took active part in the programme, thus making the effort of the IQAC
Cell a big success.
Army to sponsor education of another girl child
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Lohit Brigade of the Army, continuing its noble tradition of
community service has sponsored the education of yet another girl child. The Brigade
is already sponsoring two girl children since 7 years.
Brig Rajwant Singh, SM, Commander of the 82 Mountain Brigade met Chairman, ASSET
at the Brigade headquarters to chalk-out the details of the sponsorship. The Commander
categorically asserted that sponsorship will go to the most deserving child, especially
a child who has lost both her parents. ASSET, in consultation with members of Wakro
Women’s Welfare Committee and local leaders identified a girl child who was more
than entitled to the benefits of this sponsorship.
Brig Rajwant Singh, SM, visited Wakro and interacted with the girl yesterday. He
also met the members of the local community and gave them a patient hearing about
the traumatic life of the girl who lost her father few years back and met with another
shocking tragedy a week ago when her mother passed away.
The Commander called this day a red lettered day as it was the first time that a
girl child with deceased parents was chosen as beneficiary for the Education Sponsorship
being undertaken by the 82 Mountain Brigade. He conveyed that the girl will be well
provided for until she finishes college.
He also assured Army’s willingness to help and assist educational and other initiatives
of social welfare.
The Commander, also interacted with the Apnes of the AVB and girls of the Kasturba
Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, much to their delight. He appreciated the institutions
for their excellence and work towards humanity.
Brig Rajwant Singh also said that the brigade would enrich the Apna Library of the
AVB with more books for the school.
The Commander exhorted all youngsters to aim high in life and advised them to work
to achieve their chosen goal.
Members of the ASSET and community were moved by the simplicity and the inspiring
affection of the visiting dignitary.
It is highly commendable that the commander, who was handed the reins of the brigade
only recently, chose to battle out the endemic problems of the local community with
such a sense of immediacy.
In a yet very encouraging gesture Hema and Sourabh Agarwal young leaders from Delhi
expressed willingness to adopt a child for free education. The couple on visit to
Arunachal interacted with the Apnes and instantly decided to pitch in to support
ASSET also received financial assistance from Nanda Gopal Bhattacharjee Memorial
Education Trust, Assam and Anandeshwari Homes Private Limited, Bangalore.
Protest against ‘police brutality’
ROING, Aug 24: They are not against police. They are against police brutality. These
were the slogans by students in a rally held today against August 18 police beating
Five students were allegedly beaten by police personnel at night while they were
strolling near Eze River enjoying the breeze.
“We are not acting out of passion or emotions,” said Ashomi Linggi, President, Lower
Dibang Valley Students Union (LDVDSU). “We want a crime free town but without police
taking law into their hands.”
The rally organized by LDVDSU and All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) started early
in the morning participated by around 200 students.
The protestors gathered around Roing police station, holding placards and banners
with message – ‘Justice to victims.’
Many students’ leaders like Linggi started organizing the protest rally after it
sparked outrage among students over police high handedness.
One victim in his facebook update had written – “On the night of August 18 we were
beaten mercilessly without any enquiry. They slapped me, abused me, and started hitting
me with cane stick. When I asked what wrong I did, one of them (police) kicked me
on my groin saying ‘Zabaan chalata hein.’ I pleaded them, begged them to stop, but
they won't listen and continued with their merciless beating.”
However, there are also high expectations on police to act tough on miscreants, which
sometimes lead to such police excesses.
One senior political leader writes in facebook that Roing Superintendent of Police
is doing good job by maintaining strict vigil in the town. It had been difficult
to move around during night due to shouting and breaking of beer bottles on roads.
“At night students should have been with books and pen studying hard to do well in
future competitive exams,” he writes.
Police out post at Koyu, Seren demanded
PASIGHAT, Aug 24: The people of greater Nari-Koyu constituency in East Siang district
have demanded the state government for establishing a police outpost at Seren and
Koyu area for ensuring safety and security of the common people living at vulnerable
Nari-Seren area, located at vulnerable Assam-Arunachal boundary, is witnessing criminal
activities, like group clashes, dacoity, murder, theft etc. for the last several
years. Moreover, frequent movement of Assam based ULFA and NDFB insurgents during
the night hours is causing grave concern to the local residents. Four hardcore NDFB
cadres were gunned down by security forces at New Deka village three years ago.
There is a police station at Nari; but without sufficient police personnel and required
Expressing serious concern over poor security surveillance along the state boundary
area, Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii said that lack of police patrolling in the area
is indirectly encouraging free movement of the hardcore criminals.
Dabii, in a representation submitted to the Inspector General of Police (Central
Zone), Pasighat recently demanded posting of an efficient SI as second officer at
Nari PS besides setting up a Police Outpost at Seren circle. He also demanded the
authority to establish another Police outpost at Koyu EAC headquarters with WT communication
Koyu area, including Korang circle is located in a tough hilly terrain about 60 km
west of Pasighat. No road communication has been developed yet to link Koyu-Korang
area with Nari ADC headquarters.
AdiSU submits series of demands
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Adi Students Union (AdiSU) highlighting various issues concerning
the Adi areas has submitted a nine-point memorandum to the Chief Minister. It also
called for the issues to be tabled in the state cabinet for further action.
Stating that the Deopani Reserve Forest under Lower Dibang Valley was yet to be given
the de-reserved status despite the Supreme Court ruling, the AdiSU appealed for immediately
taking up the issue with the Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI.
The AdiSU has also called for shifting of Eastern Zone Chief Engineer offices of
various departments to the Eastern part of the state. It stated that shifting of
the CE offices would be of official and public convenience coupling in good governance
by equalizing and decentralizing for equitable development across of the state. It
added that as the offices have been already divided into zones, the shifting of the
offices must also be done.
On the educational front, the AdiSU has appealed for providing an immediate developmental
package for infrastructural growth of Arunachal University at Pasighat and appointment
of a Vice Chancellor for the University. It stated that a year has passed since the
declaration of the Arunachal State University by the state government but nothing
has been done for facilitation of the university on the ground.
Further it requested for sanctioning Rs 2 crore for boys hostel of four blocks at
JN College Pasighat. Every year hundreds of students of JN College are forced to
reside in rent houses due to absence of hostels, added AdiSU.
The AdiSU has also called the state government to intervene for early completion
of the infrastructure at JNV Geku, Upper Siang. It stated that funds amounting to
crores were sanctioned for infrastructural development of JNV Geku but the no construction
has been done by the executing agencies till date.
Further, the AdiSU has demanded for directing the various companies for implementing
Corporate Social Responsibility schemes. It stated that the many corporate houses
are discriminating the local employees by depriving them of promotion, salary increments
etc. Many companies while being incompetent themselves for carrying out the projects
have been making excuses like hostile atmosphere from the locals. AdiSU alleged that
they have misled the state government and its machinery due to the nexus with officials
of state governments executing department.
The demands also included the immediate completion of Gandhi Bridge near Yingkiong
Town and judicial enquiry into the cause of delay for the project. It stated that
the completion date for the construction of the bridge has already been expired which
had been sanctioned under NLCPR.
The AdiSU has also called for the CM’s intervention for early completion of the road
connecting between Cheyeing under West Siang to Migging under Upper Siang. The BRO
executed road is yet to see the light of the day although the works had started in
2007-2008. The union has also called for early separation of Kaying-Payum CD Block
and establishment of an independent CO post at Payum.
Pema calls for regular verification of project works
Tawang, Aug 22: The District level vigilance and monitoring committee meeting organized
by the District Rural Development Agency Tawang was held at the DC Conference Hall
on the 21st of August 2013.
Presiding over the meeting, Pema Khandu Minister RWD & Tourism urged the Panchayat
members to come together in their respective Gram Sabha for a consensus on the selection
of schemes and works to be implemented in the region. He further said that the Gram
Sabha, if possible, may select proposal for works/schemes that require less material
component. He also advised the project implementing agencies for proper and regular
verification of the quality of the works.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Tawang Abhishek Dev, welcoming the members, expressed
and hoped that the meeting would prove to be a productive platform to review and
redress the public and departmental grievances with regards to the implementation
of the various programmes/schemes under the DRDA.
Lobsang Phunchu Project Director DRDA Tawang gave a detailed outline of the various
programmes like SGSY, IAY, MGNREGA,etc and their progress of implementation in the
The house also discussed and reviewed the progress of all programmes of the Rural
Development implemented by BDOs, programmes of Women & Child Development and Ministry
of Tribal Affairs implemented by CDPOs, PMGSY implemented by RWD, Total Sanitation
Campaign and Swajaldhara implemented by PHED and Nation Rural Health Mission implemented
by the DMO.
Review of Various grievances/complaints and cases of aberration were the highlight
of the meeting.
Parliamentary Secy Art & Culture Tsewang Dhundop, Parliamentary Secy Civil Aviation
Jambey Tashi, Zilla Parshad Chairperson Jambey Tsering, ZPMs, Anchal Samiti Chairpersons,
HoDs, BDOs and Officials of the DRDA Tawang and others participated in the meeting.
The Minister also held another round of meeting with the members of the All Tawang
District Students’ union and the HoDs of the Power Department (Electrical, E&M, and
DHPD). DIPRO incharge
‘GBs are eyes and ears of administration’
TAWANG, Aug 24: A coordination cum introduction meeting of all the Gaon Buras (GBs)
of Tawang district was held at the DC Conference Hall on Aug 23. Discussions on
various topics and grievance were the highlight of the meeting.
Deputy Commissioner Tawang Abhishek Dev explaining the importance of the GB Institution,
cited that the GBs are the mediators between the administration and the general public.
“The GBs are the eyes and ears of the district administration”, said Dev stressing
upon the fact that the GBs ought to assist the general administration in the successful
implementation of the govt. policies and projects.
He also called for better coordination and support from the GBs for smooth functioning
of the administration and also proposed for such meeting in the near future.
Earlier, Dr Dechin Droka CO (GA) gave a detailed power point presentation pertaining
to the guidelines regarding the appointment, mode of selection, qualification, dismissal,
power and responsibilities of GBs as per the Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice)
EAC (Judicial) R.D Thungon gave a brief outline of all the prohibitory orders issued
by the district administration and the government. Pradeep Wahule IFS DFO Tawang
presented before the house the duties and responsibilities of GBs with regard to
the environment and forest. D. Boje DF&CSO Tawang explained the GBs about the National
Security Ordinance whereas Tsering Ngurup DDMO mentioned the role of GBs in the wake
of any natural calamitoes.
Keeping in view the language barrier, CO (Kitpi circle) Tenzin Jambey gave a detailed
account of all the matters of the meeting in the local dialect.
President GB Welfare Association Tawang Kota Lama thanking the District administration
for ‘enlightening’ meeting said that the GBs shall make every effort to assist the
administration in all the possible ways. He further mentioned that the GBs shall
always uphold the task of maintaining law and order in the region. DIPRO incharge
Blood donation camp gets massive response
PASIGHAT, Aug 24: As a part of its “Community Benefits Programme”, the National Service
Scheme (NSS) in collaboration of State Aids Control Society, Naharlagun conducted
a day-long “Voluntary Blood Donation Camp” at College of Horticulture & Forestry
(CHF) health centre here today.
The camp with theme- “Donate Blood, Save Life” has received massive response from
people of all walks of life. Today’s camp has collected a record 48 units of blood
from the voluntary donors.
20 out of the total 48 units blood collected were A+ and rest were B+ (16 unit),
O+ (9 unit) AB+ (3 units). One rare blood group (AB-) was also found from among the
donors. However, blood was not collected from him.
It is worth mentioning here that 20 out of the total 48 units blood were collected
from first time donors.
Earlier, inaugurating the programme, senior Pathologist and Superintendent (i/c)
of General Hospital Pasighat highly appreciated the students and youths for voluntarily
donating their best gift for the poor and needy patients. He highlighted about the
importance of blood donation and removed the apprehension about blood donation.
NSS programme officer Dr KS Tomar spoke on simple procedures of blood donation.
The Blood Bank Officer cum Pathologist of Pasighat General Hospital, Dr K Jerang
along with the medical staff of CHF health centre conducted free blood tests specifically
for hemoglobin, blood sugar, ABO-blood grouping and general check up of all volunteers.
He informed that the state health department organizes such camps from time to time
for the benefit of poor and needy patients as well as to avoid the risk of unsafe
blood from commercial donors.
A West Bengal based Red-Cross Life Member Dr Degashish Sen, who was also present
on the occasion said that voluntary blood donation helps in fostering unity and brotherhood
among people of different communities.
Over 60 youths, including the students of Pasighat CHF and Agriculture Collage besides
staffs and faculty members and some couples turned up for the blood donation camp
defying the scorching heat.
Appreciating the noble efforts of the NSS and the blood donors, the dean of CHF,
Dr AK Pandey laid stress on mass awareness programme on blood donation. He also emphasized
on the nutritional requirement of women for controlling their anemic conditions.