Presidential recognition for Tachang Sangyu
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Amongst the many soldiers whose sacrifices and services were given
due recognition during this year's Independence Day, one among them was Tachang Sangyu.
Hailing from Pabua village in East Kameng district, Sangyu joined the Indian Army
in 2005. The thirty-year old is a sepoy in the 30 Rajput Regiment currently posted
in Ranchi and was part of the army's Operation Rakshak.
Counter-insurgency operations by the Army, paramilitary, and police forces in Jammu
and Kashmir are termed Operation Rakshak III. Operations Rakshak I and II were conducted
by the army in Punjab during 1990-91. Initially the Army’s role in J&K was limited
to curbing infiltration from the border, as in Punjab, while the insurgents were
fought by the J&K Police, the CRPF, and the BSF. However, when the extent of Pakistan’s
involvement became clear and it was realized that a proxy war was on, the Army stepped
in to lead the fight.
Sangyu, along with 11 other soldiers of various ranks and regiments who were part
of Operation Rakshak were awarded the President of India's Mention-in-Despatches
Fresher’s orientation programme of NERIST NSS cell held
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The NSS cell of NERIST organised the fresher’s orientation programme
in its auditorium yesterday. This academic year, 220 students enrolled to NSS. The
highlights of the orientation programme were motivational talks, student’s presentation
and award distribution ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Director NERIST Prof. P. K. Das recalled his earlier days
as a NSS volunteer. He emphasized that the present day youths need to play a critical
role in enhancing the image of the nation. He called upon all the students to keep
the campus and its surrounding neat and clean.
Dean, Students Affair, Prof. Binay Singh, spoke about the importance of voluntary
blood donation. He urged all the students to donate blood during camps and whenever
needed. He further stated that all the volunteers must be punctual and well disciplined.
Student Group leaders, Ajay Kumar Gupta, Priya Tiwari and Niraj Mishra made presentations
on voluntary blood donation, Drug Abuse and activities of NSS cell of NERIST respectively.
GUWAHATI, Aug 16: Old Boys Association of Sainik School Goalpara (OBA SSG) in association
with Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute organised a blood donation camp on the occasion
of Independence Day on 15th August at the cancer hospital premises. OBA SSG has been
organising blood donation camp on the occasion of Independence Day for last 11 years
in different parts of the state and country. This year OBA SSG, Bangalore Chapter
also organised a blood donation camp.
Felix visit Talo school
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Parliamentary Secretary (Education) Bamang Felix visited Govt.
Hr. Sec. School, Talo on Sunday and met with DDSE, Ziro and his staffs, executive
members of Talo Literary and Cultural Society (TLCS) and Panchayat leaders. In the
meeting, the Parliamentary Secretary encouraged the teachers while sharing their
grievances and refreshed the importance, dedication and role of the teachers in the
school and the society. He lauded the activities taken up by the TLCS by donating
stationeries, Teaching Learning Materials and their involvement in development of
the school. He also stressed on proper implementation of flagship scheme like SSA,
RMSA and MDM.
Health camp organised
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti organised free medical camps in Changlang
and Lohit districts recently.
A total of nine camps were organised in Kharsang, Miao, Bordumsa, Diyun and Mahadevpur
circle. Two mobile medical units of Arun Jyoti simultaneously conducted these camps
where 976 patients were examined and medicines were distributed.
Traditional dress weaving training
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A 30 days training for local female weavers to develop their traditional
dress weaving skills started at Tafragram today.
The weavers will be imparted training on weaving traditional dresses like Gale, Mishmi
coat, etc during the month-long training programme by Bapu Welfare Society. Around
15 girls are attending the training.
82 students enrolled under ISHAN-UDAY
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A total of 82 students from Arunachal were enrolled in various
disciplines of Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur, Rajasthan on August 13 last. The
students were admitted under ‘ISHAN –UDAY’ scholarship initiated by the Human Resource
Development (HRD) ministry, GoI.
The students were led by All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) President Byabang Joram
along with Chairman Tarh Mabu, Assistant Secretary Education ANSU and Vice-Chairman
Mary Yangfo, Assistant Art and Cultural Secretary.
Electronic version of “Enchanting Tawang” launched
TAWANG, Aug 16: Tourism, UD and Housing Minister Pema Khandu yesterday officially
launched the e-book version of the recently published Coffee table book “Enchanting
Tawang” in a simple ceremony in the DC's office complex.
The coffee table book is a detailed and comprehensive over-view of the Tawang district
and its unique cultural heritage.
Expressing his happiness at the successful launch of the e-book, Pema hoped it will
find a wide audience so that maximum number of tourists and visitors get an informative
and accurate overview of Tawang.
The basic aim of coming up with an e-book was to ensure a wider readership for the
recently published book so that more and more people are able to get an authentic
account of the rich and unique cultural heritage of the district, said, Deputy Commissioner
Abhishek Dev. He stated that the e-book is available for sale at a price of Rs. 125
at various popular e-book portals like amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, i-booksstore.com,
smashwords.com, scribd.com, oysterbooks.com. etc. DIPRO
Tawang district level doubles badminton championship concludes
TAWANG, Aug 16: Vipul and his partner Sashikant halted the dream run of Tawang MLA
Tsering Tashi and Tenzin Monpa to clinch the men’s doubles title in the Tawang district
level doubles badminton championship.
The shutller duo from NHPC came from 0-1 set behind to win the title by 3-2 sets
and avenged their league match defeat.
In the third place play-off, Dr. Rinchin Neema and Tashi Gyatso dumped Thutan Chota
and Hrider Lungtan in straight sets.
The valedictory function was attended by Tourism, UD and Art and Culture Minister
Pema Khandu, Tawang DC Abishek Dev, SP Anto Alphoso, Padmashree Lama Thupten Phuntsok,
Panchayat leaders, HoDs and students. [Tawang Vigilance]
Birth centenary of Don Bosco celebrated
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco, the Saint of the Young,
was celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church here in which a large number of Catholic
believers, Don Bosco Alumni, Don Bosco Cooperators and students of Don Bosco institutions
of the Capital Complex participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Rt. Rev. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar, referred to Don
Bosco as ‘a special saint of the Catholic Church who dedicated his life for young
people and their well-being’.
The Bishop also expressed happiness over the fact that Catholic education was brought
to the North East mainly through Don Bosco institutions. While congratulating the
Salesians of Don Bosco for the yeomen services rendered especially in Arunachal Pradesh,
he exhorted young people to take maximum advantage of the youth-oriented services
for which the Salesians of Don Bosco are known the world over.
Jathi Pulu, the President of Don Bosco Alumni, Itanagar, while speaking during the
cultural programme recalled the days of schooling he spent in Don Bosco institutions.
He exhorted the gathering of young people to mould their lives after Don Bosco who
although very poor learnt every skill possible which earned him a living. He urged
the youths to make full use of the skill development opportunities that the State
provides as earning a living through honest work is that which makes a person really
worthwhile and it makes them self-reliant.
Rev. Fr. Nestor Guria SDB, Provincial, Salesians of Don Bosco, Dimapur Province,
Taw Tebin, President APCA and Rev. Fr. C. D. Mathai SDB, Parish Priest, Catholic
Church, Itanagar also spoke on the occasion. Youths from various Salesian institutions
of the Capital Complex and St. Mary’s choir presented cultural items. The day also
saw the launching of a Shelter Home for children in the Capital Complex by the Salesians
of Don Bosco.
Silver Jubillee football tourney
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: G11 thrashed tournament favourite SFS College 3-0 and entered in
the final of the football tournament organised by Paktu Ete Bango Students Union
as part of its Silver Jubillee celebration at Ete Bango Pobdi.
The second semifinal will be played between PAYA and POBDI tomorrow.
Sixteen teams from various areas of West Siang are participating in the tournament.
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Ray of hope
In what could be termed as an important step against bandh culture, the Gauhati High
Court has issued order to Arunachal government based on the petition filed by an
Arunachalee citizen. Court has specifically asked the state government to submit
report on how many registered and unregistered organizations are there in the state,
how many political parties are there in the state which calls bandh and lastly how
many bandhs were called during the last three years and how much economic loss has
been caused to the state on account of such bandh calls. The court has directed government
of Arunachal to submit the report by 24th of this month.
Arunachal has suffered a lot due to bandh culture. As per government estimate which
was made public in the year 2012, state had witnessed bandh in 173 days in the period
between 2001 and 2012. At least 4,168 hours have been affected by bandh calls in
different parts of the state since 2001. By now these figures must have changed for
sure as Arunachal has witnessed more bandh in the last three years. Even though number
of bandh call has reduced considerably in the last one year but government has not
been able to completely wipe out this anti-development bandh culture. It is seen
that even though district administration declares bandh illegal, they never take
tough action against the bandh callers. Such weak response emboldens the bandh callers
due to which bandh culture continues to thrive in the state. But with High Court
getting serious and passing order to the state government, one hope that some tough
judgment will be issued against bandh culture in days to come.
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Hydro power and organisations
The economics of backwardness and states of under development of North-East region
is owing to virtual absence of industrial infrastructure, compelling the region to
depend on centre. Except Assam, every districts of the state fall under the category
of 'No Industry district' by all India standards. People are fighting over petty
things, getting envious of other's success and keeping other down, there is no cooperating
spirit and Organisations/Unions are belligerent against developmental activities
to gain popularity.
The 2000-MW project in the Subansiri river, situated at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal
border, the largest in the country and being executed by the NHPC, has run into rough
weather after the work for the project came to a halt in December, 2011 on agitation
by different organisations, including the KMSS, All Assam Students' Union, Asom Jatiyatabadi
Yuva Chatra Parishad and Takam Mising Porin Kebang. The project is incurring a daily
loss of Rs 10 crore after anti-dam activists of Assam raised safety-related issues.
Quoting a study of Roger Bilham, a professor of geological sciences at the University
of Colorado, US, Akhil said any segment of the Himalayas could generate a great earthquake.
The population of India in the foothills has increased by 10 times since the 1905
Kangra earthquake, which killed 19,500 people. Bilham has predicted that at present
some 50 million people will be at risk from any big earthquake in the Himalayas.
China has announced that it has completed a major hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra,
called Yarlung Zangbo (local name for Brahmaputra), in Tibet having a total installed
capacity of 5,100 MW which is positioned over 3300 metre above sea level. In addition
to this the Government of the People's Republic of China has approved another three
major hydro project on the main stream of Brahmaputra river.
At this juncture, my question is to Gogoi and other agitating organisations, concerning
their apprehension on the China's Brahmaputra Hydropower Project over the segment
of the Himalayas.
RGU, Rono Hill
Support the cause
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to express my view on selecting
Pasighat as Model City. Pasighat must have been selected as Model City after properly
going through laid down criterion. And we must not rule out that Twin capital Itanagar
and Naharlagun of Arunachal Pradesh, were not considered for the purpose. Definitely
twin capital must have been first choice for the Model City but may be due to lack
of mandatory things, it was not selected like in the case of other towns and headquarters
of our state. Every Arunachalee must feel proud of and support such developmental
activities for the betterment of our state.
This is regarding the news article which appeared on Aug. 12th under the caption
" AAPSU team meet CS, takes up refugee issue".
First of all, I appreciate the AAPSU team for taking up the refugee issue for the
betterment of the future in our state. For this spirit must not end at any cost.
But I felt strong resentment at the immature allegation meted out to one particular
tribe: the Yobins.
We are not that foolish to allow anyone to cross into our area! We have a small land
to live in! And I wonder if "Yobin" is the only tribe residing in the border areas.
It hurts a lot when the leaders who are our brothers and sisters of the state are
indiscriminately hurling resentful things against a particular tribe. It is not wise
to discriminate against a particular tribe without having full knowledge of the real
The AAPSU team have narrow knowledge of the matters as they do not seem to know who
is a settler and who the indigenous tribe of Vijoynagar circle are.
The team do not seem the know the difference between Yobin and Lisu.
And the team do not seem to know that we possess family dossier.
That was not necessary
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw your attention regarding ANSU team's
take on Smart City.
Smart city project is not something you demand but given to a place surveyed completely
which happens to meet all the criteria given by union ministry of urban development.
Moreover, it's awful because rather than being appreciative that at least a place
called Pasighat in Arunachal barely qualifies for the smart city project, ANSU is
making this hue and cry. The press statement was unnecessary.
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