DAPORIJO, Aug 29: The 138 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) distributed
Sports items to Govt Middle School, Police Colony and Govt Secondary School, Sikarijo
under Civic Action Programme here yesterday.
Attending the programme at Police Colony Middle School, Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner
Tahang Taggu explained the role of the para-military forces in the service of the
nation besides their normal duty of maintaining law and order situation. He appealed
to the public to extend cooperation to the CRPF maintain good relationship with them.
He requested the CRPF to organize more such programme in the district to make people
aware of the activities of the paramilitary forces as well as to improve CRPF-public
CRPF officer in-charge Ram Krishan highlighted the activities of the paramilitary
forces and their role in the society.
The main aim of organizing such programme is to help and build good-relationship
with people in its area of operation, Ram Krishan said.
Students and staff from both the schools, general public attended the programme.
DC urged to intervene
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Claiming that a sum of rupees 4 lakh issued by the Director of
Art & Culture, Naharlagun vide order No. DAC/Festival/620/2013/545 dated Itanagar
the 25th March 2013 for Nyokum Yullo celebration-2013 has allegedly never reached
to the chairman of festival celebration committee; All Chambang Area Youth Forum
(ACAYF) today appealed the Kurung Kumey District deputy Commissioner to initiate
steps to unearth whole truth behind missing of such huge amount. It threatened to
knock the door of court for legal action if the authority fails to initiate steps
in this regard at the earliest. Meanwhile Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee Chambang
2013 claimed that the demand draft was not received by the deputy commissioner Kurung
Kumey till date. It urged the authority to set up an enquiry to dig out the reality
of misplaced demand draft.
Condemnations on sexual assault continue
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The condemnations on the minor students’ rape at Green Valley Residential
School Likabali in West Siang district are still pouring in from the all quarters
of society and organizations.
Galo Indigenous Faith and Cultural Council, Global Human Rights Organization, Nyoi
Ao Welfare Society and Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar today condemned the incident
while terming it as inhumane act.
The organizations appealed to the authority to give exemplary punishment to the accused
and not to grant bail.
The human right organizations suggested the state government to prepare a proposal
to set up separate girl education in each district. Meanwhile Tagin Welfare Society
condemned the physical assault on officer incharge of Likabali police station. It
said that attack on law enforcing agency is high condemnable.
Solung Festival soccer trophy final today
YINGKIONG Aug 30: Donyi-Sanggo team of Damro beat Young Soccer team of Yingkiong
in the first semi final match of on-going Solung Festival Trophy being played at
Olik Takuk and Kenna Pertin of Donyi-Sanggo team scored 3 goals and 2 goals. The
final match will be played on August 31 at General ground,Yingkiong. DIPRO
AOA urges forest dept. to conduct recruitment against sports quota
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) has urged the state forest
department to immediately conduct recruitment against sports quota by floating advertisement
AOA, in a release, said that the forest department has not yet conducted recruitment
against sports quota after giving advertisement three years ago. It also urged the
department to implement 10 percent reservation policy for sportspersons as announced
by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during a function organized to distribute cash incentives
to meritorious medal winning sportspersons of the state at Banquet hall here yesterday.
Leadership training for LAMPS shareholders held
ZIRO, Aug 30: Two days ‘Leadership Training Programme for the shareholders of Subansiri
Large Multipurpose Cooperative Society (LAMPS) was organized at Abotani Hall on August
26 and 27 by the Co-operative Union Training Centre (CUTC), Naharlahun, informed
Koj Tara, Chairman, LAMPS.
G Nyorak, Chief Executive Officer, K. Riba, Asst. Education Officer and S R. Biswas,
senior lecturer from CUTC attended the programme as the resource persons.
While highlighting the aim and objectives of the training, G. Nyorak explained on
implementation of Vediya Nyketon Committ and amendment of the Cooperative Societies.
S R Biswas spoke on subject matters like management and function of the Cooperative
Societies, micro finance and agricultural marketing, formation of Board of Director
and its functions as well as the Self Help Groups while, R. Riba, AEO spoke on principles
and practices of Cooperative Societies.
Earlier, Koj Tara, Chairman LAMPS in his welcome address said that it was the first
of its kind to hold training programme at Ziro meant for shareholders and suggested
them to derive maximum benefit out of the training programme. (from Yachang Tacho)
AdiSU, Ghy celebrates Solung
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Adi Students Union of Guwahati celebrated Solung festival with
great enthusiasm at Guwahati City Guest House on August 25.
Toni Langkam and Passang Dingla, Adviser AAPSU attended the celebration.
Both the speakers advised the students to maintain unity and brotherhood among all
the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and the country as a whole and to preserve their
own culture and traditions.
MLA inaugurates school
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: MLA Takam Pario has inaugurated the Govt ME School, Radang on August
Speaking on the occasion, the MLA explained the villagers about the importance of
education for all round development. He suggested the parents and guardians to send
their wards to school regularly and take proper care of their education. He also
highlighted various developmental activities in the village.
Meanwhile, the MLA assured to look into the demands in the memorandum submitted to
him by the Anchal Samity Member (ASM) of Radang Acnhal Segment.
Nangbia Rina, Gender Coordinator was also present on the occasion and stressed the
need of education and being literate for development.
Byabang Taj, OSD to Power Minister, ADC Pania, govt. officers and officials of Palin
circle, panchayat leaders attended the inaugural programme.
Donated blood units transferred to ASH
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: In a ‘first time’ for the state, voluntarily donated blood units
were transferred from Blood Bank, General Hospital, Pasighat to Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun today, using the Blood Transportation Van of Arunachal Pradesh State Aids
Control Society (APSACS).
The blood units were collected in a voluntary blood donation camp conducted by the
NSS unit of College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF), Pasighat on August 24. It
is worth mentioning here that 48 unit blood were collected during the camp.
Blood is a scarce commodity in Arunachal Pradesh despite the efforts of APSACS under
which all Blood Banks of the state are run) to create awareness on Voluntary Blood
Dr. Nabum Budh, Deputy Director, Blood Safety, APSACS informed that only 5000 units
of blood are donated against yearly requirement of 15000 units.
Dr K. Lego, Joint Director of Health Services, General Hospital lauded the effort
of the NSS unit of CHF, Pasighat and called upon the NGOs of the state for the noble
cause of Voluntary Blood Donation by conducting donation camps.
Flash flood damages dwelling houses
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The flash flood triggered by heavy rain reportedly damaged few
dwelling houses at F & G Sector Itanagar on Thursday. This was informed by Ward no.
6 councilor in a release today.
It said that flood water damaged one Koda Yapi’s resident and the house is on verge
of collapse. After visiting the site, councilor Bogum Jumi Teli appealed to the water
resource department to take the stock of situation.
House gutted down
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: A house of one H. Tatu, gram panchayat member of Dali village under
Dali circle in West Siang district was reportedly gutted down on Thursday around
6.pm. All the belongings such as antique materials and other valuable were burnt
down to ashes, it claimed. The West Siang Sub-Block Congress Committee appealed to
the district administration to provide immediate relief to the fire victim.
ASSU hails Papum pare police
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) today lauded Papum Pare police
for arresting the person involved in death of late Techi Juna, Assistant general
secretary of the union who died recently. It is said the district police has nabbed
the person involved in death of Juna on 23rd August last. ASSU further appealed to
the police to arrest other persons also, release added.
Memo to Education Minister
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum (APFC) in a six-point memorandum
addressed to the Education Minister has fervently appealed the state government to
immediately appoint subject lecturers in various colleges of state, construction
of permanent building of Govt College, Doimukh, construction of more classrooms and
to increase the lecturers in DN Govt College, Itanagar, up-gradation of DN Govt College,
into modal college of state, creation of associate/assistant professors’ posts for
various colleges and immediate construction of boundary wall at Nyapin, Daporijo
and Doimukh Govt colleges.
Cancel transfer order: Org
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Parsi-Parlo Area Youth Organization (PPAYO) urged the state
health department to cancel the transfer order of medical officer who have been transferred
from primary health centre to CHC-Raga. The organization claimed that medical officer
has been transferred from the area without deploying reliever.
NLCPR, SPA projects implementationreviewed
YINGKIONG Aug 30: The District Monitoring Committee on Projects under NLCPR and SPA
comprising PWD Mariyang, PWD Yingkiong, RWD Yingkiong, WRD Yingkiong, PHE&WS and
Electrical Division Yingkiong of Upper Siang district was held yesterday in DC's
Chamber under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Liyon Borang. The members
discussed the latest position of the various projects taken up and implemented under
NLCPR and SPA in different parts of Upper Siang District.
Few of the major projects are – Construction of Steel Suspension bridges over Siang
at Kodak, Gandhi bridge point, construction of road from Pugging to Palling, construction
of steel Arch Bridge over Yamne at Raglat, construction of VKV school building at
Deputy Commissioner asked all the executing agencies to speed up the on-going construction
work to accomplish the work in time in judicious manner for immediate public utility
138 Bn CRPF conducts free medical camp
BOMDILA, Aug 30: The 138 Bn Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed at Bhalukpong
conducted a one-day Free Medical camp at Tippi (Upper Bhalukpong) under its Civic
Action Programme recently.
Reportedly a total of 240 patients were examined and necessary treatment given. ECG
was done and investigation and tests carried out for malaria and free medicines were
distributed to the patients according.
The camp was inaugurated by Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) Bhalukpong Rakjum
Rakshap in presence of Ram Krishan, Commandant 138 Bn CRPF, Dr. CM Nugllie, CMO (OG)
138 Bn, host of doctors, paramedical staffs and officers from the locality. DIPRO
Successful heart surgery of a minor
AALO Aug 30: A five-year-old Jekom Dorji was born with a hole-in-the-heart. His parents,
who live in remote Along, West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh, were very troubled
with their son’s breathlessness and frequent illnesses. The poor parents approached
Colonel G.S. Chundawat of 19 Grenadiers based in Along for their son’s treatment.
He arranged for Jekoms check-up, which revealed the cause for his illness.
Col Chundawat also got in touch with Manas Foundation in Kolkata which facilitates
and sponsors heart surgeries for needy children born with Congenital Heart Disease.
Accordingly Baby Jekom arrived at the Mission Hospital, Durgapur, on August 24, his
surgery took place on August 26 and he is already off the ventilator.
The MD and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of the hospital, Dr Satyajit Bose, informed “Jekom
Dorji has been doing well.” Dr Bose has been associated with providing quality medical
care to the underprivileged since the inception of the hospital in 2008.
3 days job mela cum interview rally kicks off
* Change mindset, hone your skill: Governor * We are committed to create job opportunities:
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General (Rtd) Nirbhay Sharma has
called upon the job aspirants to change their mindset and to look beyond government
jobs. “Hone your skills and realize your talent to take the employment in non-government
sectors and seek self-employment”, he said.
Inaugurating the three-day maiden mega Job Mela cum Interview rally at Indira Gandhi
Park here today to facilitate employment to the unemployed youths of the state through
various skill development trainings, the Governor called upon the youths to take
maximum advantage of this programme.
Stating that the state is home to 26 different tribes with more than 110 sub-tribes
and a treasure house of unique traditional skills and craftsmanship, he asked them
to explore this, adding that the job mela is the first of its kind in the whole of
North East Region.
Calling himself the “Gaon Burah” of the state, the Governor said, “we as a state
are peaking in terms of our employability dividend way ahead of rest of the country.
Next 15 to 20 years will therefore be decisive for the state, because we will gradually
start tapering down thereafter and rest of the country will then be on an upward
curve. We must appreciate this vital fact and seize the opportunity of our life time
for the present generation and the generation next”.
Our employability dividend, that is the population in the age group 15 to 59 years
bracket is 55 per cent of the total population, he said, adding in the districts
of West Kameng, Tawang and Papum Pare, it goes up to 60% and this percentage is against
the National average of 34 per cent. He said that the vital developmental projects
in terms of hydro-power, infrastructure and agriculture, tourism and essential services
require skilled and un-skilled manpower, besides there are also many skills which
have trans-national application to bring the state into the mainstream of the country.
The Governor added that the Job-cum-Skill Development Interview Rally in various
skills/trades will give a window into the job market and an opportunity to fill in
the slots. If implemented successfully, we are looking at the possibility of an ambitious,
but attainable target of providing employment to 1 lakh youth in the next five years,
both within the State and outside the State, he said.
Expressing his happiness to see the response of the Vocational Training Providers,
public and private organizations and the youths in the programme, the Governor categorically
impressed upon the youths to move out of their homes and go out within the country
and abroad to be part of the global village. “Do not look for short cuts and easy
money. No country or community has progressed by remaining within. You have to prepare
to acquire wings and fly away. The youth of Arunachal Pradesh has all that it takes
to reach on the top. Believe in yourself and think of the bright future lying ahead
of you. Do not miss this opportunity. If we can put our act together, rather than
being job seekers, we will be the job providers for rest of the country”, he said.
Calling upon the Vocational Training Providers to mould the skills of the state’s
youth and train them to meet the job market demands, the Governor hoped, “ It is
not a one time exercise and we are looking at your long term relationship with us.
I am certain that you will meet the aspirations of the youth and the State in full”.
The state government, National Skill Development Agency and other organizers should
monitor the progress of the project, apply corrections if required, review the success
rate periodically and take feedbacks from all stake holders including youth, society
and officials down to the district level to maintain the momentum of march towards
the goal, he said.
Addressing the youths, who have come from various districts of the state to attend
the job mela, an emotional Chief Minister Nabam Tuki stated “today we are writing
a new chapter in the history of Arunachal Pradesh as for the first time a massive
Job Mela cum Skill Development Selection Rally is organized.”
“I am very much sure that this mela will fulfill the dreams of hundreds of our youths
in getting gainfully employed to live a life of contentment with their families”.
Informing that the objective of the rally is threefold – to sensitize the youths
about employment opportunities within and outside the state, to provide them skills
for employment, and to help them in getting employment in different organizations
and companies within as well as outside the state, Tuki said in today’s fast growing
economy, sustainable livelihood is a major challenge particularly for those in the
rural areas, who do not have exposure to the booming industries in varied sectors
that offer innumerable avenues of employment. He said that the local people look
up to the government for employment and the government is doing everything to accommodate
as many unemployed educated and qualified youths as possible, adding his government
is committed to facilitate the skill learning and knowledge for the available and
upcoming market. Skilled workforce will improve the productivity of the society and
increase the earning of the youth as it is also a process of learning the dignity
of work, he said.
Stating that as a welfare government, we cannot shy away from our responsibilities
of tackling the burgeoning problem of unemployment, the chief minister, who took
the initiative for this job mela cum skill development rally said “We are committed
to create job opportunities and means of sustainable livelihood for our youths. And
this mela is a step in this direction”.
Reiterating his government’s commitment to create employment avenues to provide sustainable
livelihood – that may be in the form of jobs or self-employment – to at least 1 lac
youths within the 12th Five Year Plan, Tuki informed that last year a target was
set of getting 10000 youths employed and have surpassed it with employment provided
through skill development to 17, 327 youths, adding this year, target of creating
employment avenues for 25000 youths have been set. He was hopeful that the tremendous
response received from all sections of the society to this mela, the target would
surpass this year also.
On the occasion Tuki also informed about the police recruitments and setting up of
women police stations in the state facilitating recruitment of women police.
Expressing his gratefulness to the Vocational Training Providers(VTPs) from different
parts of the country to partner with the state government in its endeavour to develop
skills and create job opportunities for state’s youths, Tuki informed that skills
and employment will be made available in varied fields like Fashion Technology, Beauty
Care and Spa, Security Guard, Hospitality, Computer Aided Design, Aviation, Travel
and Tourism, IT, etc. He further expressed his happiness that 35 Vocational Training
Providers including power developers are participating to screen and select youths
for skill development and employment. After a candidate is selected, the cost of
training, assessment, placement, travel, boarding and lodging, etc will be borne
by the state government, he added.
Tuki called upon all unemployed youths of the state to take maximum benefit of the
three-day mela and urged those, who could not make it to this maiden event or will
not clear the selection process, not to lose heart and keep confidence on the Government.
He assured to organize more such events in the future, adding the government will
not rest till at least one member of each family of Arunachal Pradesh is gainfully
employed or sustainably self-employed.
Earlier, Industry Minister Tapang Taloh appreciated the chief minister for the innovative
idea of conducting job mela with an objective to give suitable placement to unemployed
youths through skill development trainings to reduce unemployment problem in the
Highlighting on the various CM’s flagship programmes, he hoped that through these
programmes the state will progress and go on the path of development.
While introducing the scheme, Sharda Prasad, Principal Advisor to CM, gave a brief
on the Job mela organized for skill development training of unemployed youths by
various Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) from all over the country.
J P Rai, Director General, National Skill Development Agency in his address called
upon the youths to avail the best of the opportunity and choose their trade of choice
for gainful employment, while State Chief Secretary, H. K Paliwal hoped that the
Job mela will be successful in addressing the unemployment problem in the state.
On the occasion, farm machineries under CM’s Agriculture Mechanization programme
were distributed to some of the beneficiaries of PapumPare district.
Later, all the VTPs gave presentations on the courses offered by them followed by
counseling and selection of candidates. 30 VTPs from all over the country are participating
in the 3 day long job mela for counseling and selection of candidates in various
trades. A total of 13,838 unemployed youths from all districts are participating
for training in their trade of choice. DIPR
Byaling faces public ire over
power crisis at Seppa
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Minister Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Power Tanga Byaling
faced unprecedented public ire at Seppa in East Kameng district today over the month-long
power crisis in the district.
Sources from Seppa informed The Arunachal Times that hundreds of people mostly students
and general public under the aegis of ‘Every Concerned Citizens of Seppa’ (ECCS),
a temporary forum, gathered at police station around 6 am and took out protest march
towards government higher secondary school Auditorium with black badge on their arms
and chest symbolizing the “darkest weeks”.
Hundreds of angry protesters marched about three and half kilometers with rumbling
slogans against the state government as well as the power minister whom the public
accused of ‘less concerned’ for the people of district, sources added. However security
forces controlled the situation and averted any kind of violence. The power minister
was supposed to attend sensitization cum training programme on centrally sponsored
flagship programmes involving elected panchayat leaders which was conducted by the
district rural development agency in coordination with department of Panchayati Raj
and State Institute of Rural Development at Auditorium hall. However the programme
was disrupted by the protesters, who were demanding for early restoration of electricity
in the district and compelled Byaling to leave the programme half-way
Sources later disclosed that the power minister had to face public ire moment he
landed up in Seppa, as a group of youths reportedly forced the power department to
cut power supply to town as mark of protest. The youths gathered at deputy commissioner
official bungalow on Wednesday and urged DC to stop show VIP centric attitude. “We
have no intention to disrupt DRDA programme, rather our protest is to let minister
know that people are angry at Govt and power department for failing to address our
basic needs” said one of angry protesters who don’t want to be named.
Siram calls for gender sensitization prog in all schools
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has directed the district authorities
to initiate gender sensitization program in all schools of the state and take steps
to prevent sexual harassment of girls in schools and hostels, either government or
Addressing the DDSEs in a meeting at SIRD conference hall here to review the implementation
of SSA programs in the districts, the minister directed the authorities concerned
to appoint only lady wardens in all hostels and to ensure security and safety of
girl children by providing requisite infrastructures.
Also, a grievance redressal cell in each school/hostel should be set up to hear the
grievance of hostellers at school level, he said.
The Minister also directed the DDSEs to constantly monitor the functioning of private
schools, and to take action wherever any anomaly in its functioning is detected.
The DDSEs have been asked to submit Utilisation Certificates of fund released
to them in time so that the next installment of Central Share can be availed on
time. The minister also directed the DDSEs to complete all pending civil works in
For arresting the drop-out rate of students at elementary level, the minister has
asked the districts to identify 'Out of School Children' and enroll them in nearby
schools so that they can access free education under SSA.
Emphasizing on proper planning at district level, the DDSEs have been directed to
constantly monitor, supervise, provide on-site support and report the activities
to State level.
Parliamentary Secretary (Education) JK Pangging while condemning the Likabali incident
has asked the DDSEs to be very alert and work for all round betterment of educational
scenario in the state. For this he has requested the DDSEs to work with dedication
commitment towards cause of quality education and to prioritise the welfare of children.
The Commissioner Education CB Kumar and the SPD SSA RK.Mishra also advised the DDSEs
to carry out their responsibilities in true manner and to work with the motto 'power
is responsibility'. They also directed the DDSEs to see that all child entitlements
as per RTE Act and SSA guidelines are provided to children in time and without hassle.
Cheda and Pertin to lead state press
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Reflecting the strength and unity, the press fraternity of Arunachal
Pradesh today unanimously selected/elected their new teams to ensure that the press
functions as the right bridge between the government and the public.
Chopa Cheda (Editor The Arunachal Pioneer), Tumter Riba (Director ANN), Ranju Dodum
(Associate Editor, Independent Review) and Jackson Tayeng (Reporter, Eastern Sentinel)
were selected as the president, vice president, general secretary and assistant general
secretary respectively of the Arunachal Press Club (APC). While Azing Pertin(Sub-Editor
Echo of Arunachal), Raju Mimi (Correspondent, The Arunachal Times), Amar Sangno (Sub-Editor,
The Arunachal Times) and Mukul Pathak (Senior Correspondent, DY365) were selected
as the president, vice president, general secretary and assistant general secretary
of the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ). Appu Gapak (Sub-Editor,
The Arunachal Times) was selected as the treasurer and also retained the post as
information & publicity secretary for both the organizations in the general conference-cum-selection/election
held at Arunachal Press Club. Senior journalist and editor of Arunachal Front Pradeep
Kumar Behara has been selected as Chief Advisor of both organizations.
The new teams of APC and APUWJ have been selected following the completion of three
year tenure of present incumbent on August 29 last. The new executive members took
over from the outgoing office bearers with a vow to march ahead as the true partners
of development of the people of the state.
Meanwhile, extending its wings in the districts both organizations also appointed
joint secretaries in various districts such as Yangchang Tacho, Lower Subansiri,
Ojing Tayeng, East Siang, Pisi Zauing, Changlang, Jiko Linggi, Lower Dibang Valley.
Wishing the new incumbents, outgoing APC president Taba Ajum said both organizations
have lot of responsibilities ahead therefore he suggested the members to deal every
situation with maturity. He appealed to each and every member to work for welfare
of society as well for fraternity.
APSCW seeks special court
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has urged
the govt. to immediately activate Special Court under the Protection of Children
from Sexual Offences Act 2012 for speedy trial of child rape cases, abuse and molestation
etc. APSCW raised the demand after visiting Likabali to take stock of the reported
molestation and rape of minor girls at Likhabali, according to an APSCW release.
APSCW urged the education department to ensure that proper police verification of
teaching staff and their qualifications along with requisite documents are done before
granting licence to run private schools.
The team, after having detailed interaction with accused and the Principal and teaching
staffs, claims to have found that they were running the school without requisite
qualification and experience to deal with minor children and none of them had possessed
inner line permit (ILP).
“In order to check malpractice in all govt. and private schools, there should be
team/board consisting representatives from School Education, Social worker, medical
officer, officers from W&CD department and a child counsellor etc to conduct periodical
check,” the APSCW release said.
In case of any loopholes or complaint against school authority/ teaching staff, the
release said, the school should be immediately closed until the complaint is properly
The Govt. should take immediate steps to rehabilitate the children of Green Valley
School so that their academic career is not hampered, the release said, and suggested
the authorities of respective schools to appoint female warden in girls hostel and
male warden for boys hostel.
The Commission further urged the govt. to pay compensation to rape/ molestation victims
as per Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011.
It demanded exemplary punishment to the rape accused and also to any other staff
whoever is found involved in the heinous act.
Earlier, the team interacted with the SDO in charge, the victim girls, their parents,
police and women representatives from NGOs to know details about the incident.
The team included APSCW Chairperson Gumri Ringu, Vice Chairperson Radhilu Chai, Member
Secretary Horki Diyum, member Yabin Zirdo, APWWS Secretary General Samnem Ngemu Lego,
and Former Secretary General Dipti Bengia Tako.
Workshop cum Training on NFSO-2013 held
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: A workshop cum training on implementation of “National Food Security
Ordinance (NFSO) 2013 was held yesterday at UD conference Hall, Mowb-II Itanagar.
The meeting was presided over by Sanjay Goel, Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital
Complex and attended by Higio Aruni, Chief Councillor Itanagar Municipal Council(IMC),
in the presence of members of Empowered Standing Committee members and Councillors
of the IMC, ZPMs/ Anchal Chairpersons and administrative officers.
DC asked all the councillors and PR leaders who are also the member of the committee
constituted for effective implementation of the scheme to take maximum advantage
of the training as they are the leaders at grass-root level who can find out the
The DFCSO Itanagar Amit Bengia through a power point presentation provided the background
of PDS and explained in detail the salient features of NFSO, the eligibility criteria
for inclusion in priority household, revised allocation of foodgrains under NFSO,
action plan, statistical information of Itanagar Capital Complex, committees cum
nodal officers etc.
Explaining the eligibility criteria for inclusion in priority household, he informed
that all the household covered under AAY and BPL schemes will be covered under the
new scheme unless such families have crossed BPL criteria, all MNREGA Job Card Holders,
all labourers registered under AP Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board(APBOCWWB),
labourers who are working in the public or private sector having family income less
than Rs.1 Lakh per annum, registered hawkers/ vendors, Contingency Employees and
widows of defence/paramilitary/state police personnel who died in operations. Those
excluded are all regular Govt/PSU employees including Work Charge employees, all
elected representatives who are receiving pay and allowances from the state exchequer,
all vehicle owners and families having income more than Rs. 1 lakh per annum. He
also explained in detail the difference between the new scheme and the existing system
of targeted PDS.
Following the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to computerize the
entire PDS system, he informed that the department has started its prestigious e-governance
project Arun ePDS since 12th April 2013 in Itanagar, Naharlagun & Banderdewa and
since its inception till date more than 3000+ beneficiaries data have been digitized
along with their bio-metric data capturing which will help in reducing efforts &
make it transparent so that the actual beneficiaries will receive the benefits.
The NFSO which was officially launched in the state August 20 envisages providing
for food and nutritional security in human cycle approach at affordable prices to
people. The scheme reflects the commitment of Government of India to ensure food
security for all and to create hunger free India in the next five years and to improve
the Public Distribution system for which the population of 2011 census has been taken
as the basis to calculate the percentage of coverage under priority household.
Terming it as a big responsibility, the Chief Councillor exhorted all to work hard
with honesty. She also expressed her happiness as the scheme provides a boost to
women empowerment as one of the salient features of the scheme mentions that the
priority household ration cards will be issued in the name of the female member of
During the meeting, doubts and points raised were cleared by the DC and DFCSO and
suggestions were heard. The DC asked all the councillors and PR leaders to maintain
integrity while enrolling the names of the beneficiaries and see that the scheme
reaches to the most needy people. He also asked them see the credibility and acceptability
of the person while selecting the members of the Ward/ASM segment committee who will
finalise the list of the beneficiaries at their respective wards/ASM segments.
Jiken Bomjen EAC Itanagar asked all to work in unison so that the scheme is not misused
and reaches to the rightful person.
Earlier Biri Kago, SDF&CSO while welcoming all hoped that the meeting would be a
constructive and meaningful one.
Earlier Biri Kago, SDF&CSO also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
APYC president calls on Rahul
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress president Tadar Niglar called
on AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi in his residence at New Delhi today and apprised
him of the activities of the youth brigade of the Congress party in the recently
concluded Panchayati Raj and Municipality elections in Arunachal Pradesh.
In his meeting with Rahul, Niglar briefed the former about entire electioneering
process, including active participation of APYC cadres and workers in bringing landslide
victories for the party in both Panchayat and Municipality elections. He also apprised
him about the present political scenario and the developmental activities and the
opportunities being initiated by the present ruling Congress Government, especially
for the unemployed youths of this landlocked and strategically located state.
Meanwhile, Rahul appreciated the state’s young activists of the party and emphasised
on participation more youths in the mainstream politics.
He also urged the youth of the State to work with close coordination with people
at grassroots level and work to win their heart. He also urged the youth leader to
create public awareness about various centrally sponsored welfare schemes/packages,
including national food security ordinance.
He appealed to the youth of the country to act as bridge between the Government and
the common people.
Rahul assured to give incentives and rewards to the performers and dedicated congress
workers, specially the youth activists.
DRDA governing body meetings at Aalo & Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Governing Body Meeting of West Siang DRDA was held under the
Chairmanship of Yaman Bagra, Chairperson, West Siang Zilla Parishad at DC’s Conference
Hall, Aalo today. All HoDs, ZPMs, BDOs, and Anchal Chairpersons attended the meet.
Speaking on the occasion, Bagra insisted on selection of schemes that benefit the
people at large and said that three tier of panchayat should coordinate with the
implementing agencies to do away any misunderstanding.
She asked BDOs to send the list of beneficiaries under IAY and MGNREGA quite prior
to preparation of Annual Action Plan. Proper utilization certificate, photos on success
stories, monthly progress report and social audit in soft copy should be handed over
to PD DRDA. She stressed on giving due importance to Self Help Group. She also appealed
all the HoDs and administrative officer in the outpost to look into multiple natures
of problems faced by the people as raised in the meeting by the Zilla Parishad Members
pertaining to health, education, absenteeism of officers, decentralization of procurement,
electrical problem at Sibe Siru, drainage at Piri Sago road, shortage of doctors,
PDS distribution, control over local cable television on sensitive issues etc.
Chief Executive Officer DRDA M. K. Sahoo insisted on futuristic planning under the
poverty alleviation programme. Sahoo said the panchayat body should fix target and
select good and viable schemes that uplift the economic activities of the people.
The government mission of employment generation to people should be fulfilled up
to satisfaction and quality of works should be ensured.
Dege Ete PD DRDA placed before the house Annual Action Plan for all central sponsored
schemes and DRDA administration budget for the year 2013-14. The APO (technical)
DRDA urged all BDOs to issue forms for job cards. The Senior Account Officer DRDA
outlined the physical and financial achievement of various programme under DRDA.
PASIGHAT: The 46th General Body meeting East Siang DRDA was held under the chairmanship
of the Zilla Parishad Chairperson Kaling Dai in the DC’s conference hall yesterday.
East Siang DRDA has unanimously approved the Annual Action Plan for the next financial
year under the centrally sponsored schemes. The house also passed various developmental
schemes/plans under MGNREGA, SGSY, IWMP and IWDP. The meeting was attended by DC-cum-CEO
Nidhi Srivastava, PD-cum-Member Secretary Manik Bui, ZPMs, BDOs, head of line departments,
all the Bankers of Pasighat and Siang Women Floriculture Co-operative Society (SWFCS).
At the outset, Kaling Dai addressing the meeting urged the PRI members and officers
to shoulder their responsibilities and emphasized for meaningful and perspective
plans stressing on coordination and strict adherence of government guidelines. According
to him, active involvement in grass-root level by close monitoring and guidance in
the beneficial schemes meant for villagers will promote social and economic stability
in the district. Dai said this can be possible through close coordination and cooperation
The Deputy Commissioner Srivastava while reviewing the ongoing developments asked
the house to justify and accept the genuine rural requirements and use of government
funds judiciously for greater interest of the rural masses. The DC appealed the PRI
members and the government executives for successful implementations of all the schemes
and projects, flagship programs completed so far and framed for future and further
urged all to maintain same tempo and spirit for betterment of the rural people. In
her speech the DEO directed the officers to submit Utilization Certificates timely
to release next installment (funds) by the government.
Former ZPM Nakek Moyong called for implantation of poverty alleviation people-friendly
schemes and proposed exposure tour for newly elected PRI members. Moyong appealed
to maintain quality materials and works. Taking privilege, he advised the bankers
to be more cordial and to show helping attitudes while serving the innocent rural
people in the district. The SWFCS representatives claimed that district has ample
potentials for sericulture and it should the encouraged by the members Zilla Parishad
for income generation.
The DRDA Project Director Manik Bui presented the annual report and highlighted all
schemes and fund placements. He urged all to apply their best abilities for enhancement
of living standard of rural poor. He stated that “We should work with a missionary
zeal and transparency and communication always bring good fruits in the society”.
The PD however expressing his dismay appraised the house that the departmental staffs
are not getting their salaries for the last eight months which affects their family
life and it is a matter of frustration for the entire agency. DIPROs
The gist of Solung and preparation for celebration
H K Roy
Festivals in Arunachal are just as vibrant as its cultural fabric. They are colorful,
full of life and most of all touch the very soul of its people.
Solung is the most popular festival of the Adi community which is celebrated on 1st
September every year with traditional fervor and gaiety. Though primarily it is an
agro-based festival, it also reflects the socio-religious features of the people.
In this festival Goddess of crops and food grains Kine-Nane, God of wisdom & knowledge
Doying Bote and the God of domestic animals Dadi Bote Gumte-Gamro are worshipped
and in every house and field respectively by one of the family members of the household.
Preparations at Pasighat: Solung festival preparations are going on in full swing
for full five days celebration in the Solung ground.
Besides traditional rituals for increase in agricultural productivity and welfare
of the inhabitants of Pasighat, the cultural extravaganza will also witness artists
from diverse fields of traditional music, dance, handloom and handicrafts etc. Ponung
troupes, comprising forty members including Miri Abu (Priest) and Irging (Assistant)
from far-flung Damro village of Upper Siang will arrive on Aug-30 to perform rituals.
The entire complex of Solung ground is being given a facelift, constructions of exhibition
stalls, Sotkyang, main stage etc being carried out and maintenance and decoration
of Solung-Hall is going on in full swing. The Bin-Nyat Aane Committee is preparing
to extend hospitality and entertainment to the guests and invitees. The President
Tashiram Pertin and General Secretary Tapang Dai of CSFCC-13 tirelessly monitoring
the all preparation activities. They said “It is our glorious culture and we will
leave no stone unturned to make the festival a grand success”. Duo hoped that all
preparations would be completed well before the start of the mega event.
The gist of Solung Celebration
The beginning of the celebration (Aug-31 evening) called Dogin yume (preparations
/ arrangement evening), 2nd day is Dorep or Ardo-Bado longe’ (starting or sacrifice
day), 3rd day is observed as Binnyat, where rituals relating to Goddess of crops
and prosperity Kine-Nane is performed, 4th day is known as Taktor / Ekop (preparation
of bows, arrows and war weapons) where arrows and bows were also fastened above the
door of every houses and the last day is called Miri yamlik (‘send-off’ ceremonial
to Miri Abu)
During the festival indoor offering to God and Goddess is performed in Agam Pebong
(altar) of every house, and outdoor offering are performed in Sopíd, a place or wooden
post where domesticated animals especially Mithun were fastened, besides these the
ritual offering is also done in agricultural field.
In the evening till morning from Dorep Longe, Ponung is performed where the Rhapsodist
recites about origin of human being, creation of universe and other activities of
human civilization. Even some of the Rhapsodist foretells future incident and happening
During Gidi Adeng-Ape (festival eve) various sports, entertainment activities and
social taboos were also performed and observed.
Changlang DLMC meeting held
CHANGLANG Aug 30: The DLMC meeting of Changlang district was held yesterday under
chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav.
Almost all ZPMs of Changlang district, HoDs and Administrative Officers attended
the meeting. The review was done for implementation of projects sanctioned under
CSS, NLCPR, SPA, NEC, CRF, RIDF & others.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner expressed her dissatisfaction over the slow
implementation of some projects sanctioned under above programmes. She asked the
concerned executive agencies to expedite completion of work and fixed the deadline
for most of the projects by March 31 next and MsDP projects by October 31. She further
instructed the Executive Engineers to personally monitor the projects instead of
depending to their subordinates.
The Deputy Commissioner also directed the executing agencies to maintain the quality
of works and stressed on timely completion of the schemes. She appealed to the PR
members to extend cooperation with the district administration and implementing agencies
so that works are executed smoothly and completed in time for larger interest of
the public. She also asked EE (PWD) Changlang Division to give priority on construction
of CC Road with drainage in Changlang township area and early completion of Changlang
to Margherita road which is the life line to Changlang district. EE (PWD) Jairampur
division was also directed to expedite construction of road from Namchik-Miao-M.
She was particular on revenue generations and asked all work departments to direct
the contractors to deposit the entry tax at gate.
She also said that the land revenue, water charges and electricity bills should be
paid in time to improve the financial position of the state.
Touching to the educational scenario, she informed that as an innovative plan, a
senior officer each for all the Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of this district
has been appointed to act as mentor to see over all safety and security of girl students
in particular and to improve the quality of education and asked PR members to cooperate
the department. DIPRO
CM agri-mechanization prog held at Kitpi
Tawang, Aug 30: RWD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu along with Tsewang Dhondup
Parliamentary Secretary Art & Culture, Abhishek Dev, Deputy Commissioner Tawang and
ZPC Tawang Jambey Tsering distributed 3 numbers of Power Tiller and 5 numbers of
Paddy De-husking Machine to the beneficiaries under the Chief Minister’s Agri-Mechanization
Programme at Kitpi Circle Tawang on August 26.
Calling for better coordination from the PRI members in the successful implementation
of the programme, he urged upon the PRI members to constantly monitor the schemes
in the various departments and update the public on the prospects of these schemes.
Updating the people about the programme, he further exhorted the beneficiaries to
make optimum use of the modern equipments for maximum agricultural output and to
encourage the use of modern technology in agriculture/horticulture. Informing that
all the elements of a particular scheme may not be feasible in the region, he advised
various departments in the district to notify the Govt. about the difficulties or
shortcomings in the implementation of any scheme. He also informed the gathering
about the harmful effects of the use of synthetic pesticides.
Tsewang Dhondup said that it is the collective responsibility of the officers and
beneficiaries to successfully implement the programmes. He further informed that
the main objective of the programme is to maximize the yield/product with the help
of modern technology.
“The agricultural land in the region is very limited because of the climate and
the terrain, so to maximize the production from the limited land modern machinery
has to be used” said Dhondup. He also proposed for minimizing the use of pesticides
as it poses a great threat to the human health and the eco-system.
Deputy Commissioner Tawang Abhishek Dev said he is satisfied with the successful
implementation of the programme in the district and lauded the encouraging response
from the beneficiaries. Informing about the flagship programme, he said that Kitpi,
which has the best suitable climate, location and also the best terrain for agriculture
production in the district, can become a role model for agri-production in the district.
He exhorted upon the District Agricultural department to constantly support and monitor
the implementation of the programme.
ZPC Chairperson Jambey Tsering urged the people and the beneficiaries to make proper
use of the equipments and also to provide feedback to the concerned departments if
these equipments do really make a difference in the production scale. Former MLA
Tashi Khandu thanked then Agriculture Minister and the Chief Minister for bringing
about such initiation that would benefit the common people.
Earlier S.Kumar DAO Tawang gave a brief report about the machineries and the selection
of beneficiaries. He also informed the gathering that due to the terrain of the
district, the use of tractors (also provided under the scheme) is not feasible. And
suggested that the govt.if aware of such difficulties, can opt for other practicable
ZPM Kitpi Sherap, Anchal Chairperson Kitpi Leki Phuntso and the Circle Officer Kitpi
Tenzin Jambey also spoke on the occasion.
Later, the team visit to the Govt. Secondary School Kitpi and the VKV Kitpi. Encouraging
the teachers and the staffs of the schools for dedicated service, Pema Khandu Minister
RWD & tourism gave a patient hearing to the problems faced by the schools.
The members also visited the Kalawangpo Convention Hall Tawang to assess the preparations
for the International Tourism Mart 2013 scheduled to held in the month of October
Advocacy for AWWs on HIV andSTI/RTI conducted at Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) in association
with Department of Social Welfare, Pasighat organized a one day advocacy meeting
for Anganwadi workers at Pasighat yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Ponung Ering, Deputy Director, Social Welfare, asked the
AW workers to create awareness among people at grassroots about HIV. Stressing on
the role of AW workers in making rural people safe from HIV, she said the awareness
was the only answer to HIV.
DRCHO of East Siang, Dr. T Gao, while highlighting the HIV scenario of the state
said that Arunachal Pradesh is no more a HIV free state. Everyone should know about
its mode of transmission before it spread further so that we can prevent ourselves
from HIV. He also cautioned people not to discriminate people living with HIV. He
also emphasized on the role of Social Welfare Department in the prevention and control
of HIV and STI/RTI in the state through its workforce (AW workers).
Social Welfare and Health departments are two sides of same coin and can play vital
role in the prevention of HIV/AIDS by effective coordination and collaboration, he
Counsoler ICTC, Agam Ete, highlighted the basic routes of HIV/AIDS transmission and
how it can be prevented effectively. Knowledge is the only vaccine against HIV she
added. Counsoler, PPTC, Kayum Loya, highlighted various types of STI/RTI and its
related complicacy. She also pointed out the prevented aspects of STI/RTI through
her power point presentation. Altogether 106 Anganwadi, 13 supervisors and 5 CDPOs
from Pangin, Mebo and Pasighat area participated in the programme.
Lion may be king in popular imagination; but when it comes to conservation policy,
it is the tiger that rules the roost - this despite the fact there are just 411 Asiatic
Lions in the country against 1,800.
Take the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill-2013 that was introduced in the Rajya
Sabha on August 5, for example. It proposes exclusive provisions for the conservation
of tigers, but little for the king of the jungle, which has been dumped into the
list of ‘other wildlife.’
Since the amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 are targeted at curbing
the growing trade in animal parts in international markets, sidelining the lion may
prove costly, say experts. The amendment bill is based on the recommendations of
the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
The bill proposes more stringent laws but the Centre has once again failed to put
lions on par with tigers in the country. Officials said that in 2007, when there
was stringent checking at tiger reserves, the poachers turned towards Gujarat and
killed eight lions. It was established during investigation that the lion bones were
sold as tiger bones in the international market.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists both the Asiatic
lion and the Indian tiger in the same category — endangered species. While Gujarat
is the only home of the lion - this limits the spread of its gene pool - the tiger
is found in 17 states of the country.
---- Readers Forum ----
Bring change in design of uniform
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern
authority regarding uniform of students of DN College Itanagar. The uniform especially
that of girls (blue shirt and navy blue Mini skirt) is of no match to that of Assam
which uses traditional Shari as uniform. Also in our state at Siang belt traditional
GALE is used as uniform. It has huge impact on young generation and helps to preserve
indigenous culture and heritage of our forefather. My earnest prayer to all concern
especially ANSU and AAPSU is please bring changes in the uniform design of DN college
for greater interest of indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Er. Tai Paha
H, Sector Itanagar
JNC College campus deprived of ATM facility
I on behalf of students of JNC Pasighat, would like to highlight problems faced by
students regarding the scarcity of ATM facility in the oldest town of state. We know
that, JNC Pasighat is the oldest institution of higher learning in Arunachal Pradesh
which was established on 3rd July 1964.Inspite of it, there is no ATM facility inside
the college premise. Due to this reason, JNC students are facing lots of problems.
For example, when we want to withdraw money, we have to stand in long queue by spending
more than 2-3 hours at ATM booth. This problem hampers the study routine of students
as well as creating problem for the common public. Especially, those students who
come from other district to study at JNC are the main sufferer of this inconvenience
because Hostel and College are situated at a distance of 3(three) km away from ATM
facility which is located in the main town area. We know that, there is a very popular
proverb time and tides, waits for none.
Lastly, I would like to request the Concern authority to look into this matter at
the earliest by installing ATM booth at college campus for the convenience of the
students as well as college faculty member of JNC Pasighat.