August 25

House gutted

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 rehabilitation.

KKSU provided two blankets, mosquito nets, mattress and bucket etc. as an immediate relief to the victim family.


Bandh deferred

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. DIPRO


ATSU, LM Dept officials inspect GHSS, CHC Dumporijo

Our Correspondent

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 land.

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 all activities.


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) respectively.


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 is solved.

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 BDO, Daporijo.

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 administrative circles.

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


News Impact

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 schools.

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 episode.

“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 added.



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 problems.

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 teachers.

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 student community.

The students of the school also demanded for posting an economic teacher in the school.



Career Track Eduyearbook 2013 launched

Staff Reporter

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 career information.

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 willingness certificate.  

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 Ground Aalo.

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. Chundawat



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

Our Correspondent

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 hearted teacher.

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 today.

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. Panda.

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 efforts.  

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 of students.

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

Prafulla Kaman

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 Assam-Arunachal boundary.

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 infrastructure.

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 facility.

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 region.

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) Regulation 1945.

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 Food

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.


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