ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Governor and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh have wished the
people of the state on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.
May this happy occasion rekindle our resolve to work for safeguarding our sisters,
daughters and mothers from all evil eyes, the Governor JP Rajkhowa wished in his
The occasion will continue to spread universal love and peace in the world. He hoped
that the festive occasion will strengthen the endearing bond among all communities
and groups and help all in the collective endeavour to work for the well-being of
one and all, he said in a message.
In a message on eve of the age-old Hindu festival, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki emphasised
on the greater significance of the bond of love between siblings, which is universal.
"The motto of the simple festival is much bigger, which is the message of universal
brotherhood," Tuki observed.
"While our sisters tie rakhi to us with great faith, let us pledge to protect and
treat our women at par and maintain brotherhood amongst all communities for peace
and progress of all mankind," the Chief Minister added.
He called upon the people to imbibe the real significance of the festival and follow
the message of universal brotherhood.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: PIO cum Superintendent Surveyor of Western Zone, PWD, Itanagar
Public Information Officer Anand Gautam has been imposed a penalty of Rs, 25000 for
deliberately defying the orders of the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission in
connection to an appeal made by one Techi Hemu.
In case of his failure to comply with the order, the commission shall invoke section
20 (2) of the Right to Information Act 2005, APIC warned.
NSS training of trainers on gender equity
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Training of trainers on Gender Equity for NSS Programme Officers
began at Don Bosco Youth Centre Itanagar on August 28.
Educationist Dr. Joram Begi exhorted the gathering to give focus on NSS to make the
younger generation more vibrant. He said that it has been decided that NSS and NCC
will be introduced as an elective subject in the autonomous colleges in Arunachal
Pradesh. CBSE is also working on this line. He suggested that NSS should be taken
as a mass movement for the younger generation in the State.
Parliamentary Secretary, Education Bamang Felix has underscored the need to utilise
science and technology to improve the academic ambience of the State.
"To make our state stronger, we need to provide such types of trainings, he further
Regional Director, NSS, Guwahati Sunil Kumar Basumathary highlighted the aims and
objectives of the NSS and its importance for state functionaries. He also appraised
that Rajeev Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur
is taking proactive role to spread NSS.
Dr. VN Sharma, SLO, NSS and Fr. Cyriac SDB., Director, DBYC, Itanagar also spoke
on the occasion.
HAYULIANG, Aug 28: In all 40 farmers took part in a day-long Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Anjaw conducted training on protected cultivation technology through construction
of low cost greenhouses, which was held at Tafraliang village on Monday last.
During the training, Soil & Water Conservation Engineering SMS Uday Bhandari, explained
the farmers about the importance of protected cultivation technology through construction
of greenhouses, right from the site selection, orientation and structural preparation
to installation of polythene film. He said that in the prevailing economic condition
wherein capital is scarce, low initial investment greenhouses are often favoured.
Bamboo wood as a structural member in association with UV stabilised transparent
polythene film is a common option selected by greenhouse designers, he said adding
that earlier results showed greenhouses as an important tool for high income generation
from small holdings, especially in rural areas.
KVK Anjaw farm manager Prasanta Mahanta and Khacha Gam village head also spoke in
Moyong takes over as PAC Chairman
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Speaker has appointed Kaling Moyong
as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) following vacation of office by Nikh
Kamin, who has been appointed as Parliamentary Secretary recently.
Moyong after formally taking over as Chairman of the PAC held an informal meeting
at his Office Chamber and discussed on various issues relating to committee with
M. Lasa, Secretary, K. Habung, Additional Secretary, T. Pertin, Under Secretary,
L. Rongrang, Committee Officer and other official and staff, according to a legislative
Moyong will attend the Conference of Chairman of PAC being held on September 8-9
in New Delhi organized by Lok Sabha.
TB awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: District Health Society (RNTC), Papum Pare organised a TB awareness
programme at VKV, Chimpu yesterday to raise awareness among school children about
the disease, what it is and how to prevent its spread.
The team from the District Health Society explained in details the causes, signs
and symptoms, diagnostic tool, treatment and preventive measure.
Around 500 students of the school along with the teaching staff attended the programme.
A similar programme was also organised at Auxallium School & Health Care on August
Residents decry sudden halt in road work
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The residents of Haopolyang Township have appealed to the department
concerned for early completion of the construction of (cement concrete) road from
Pai Gate to Club road connecting Hill Top road, Ziro.
Expressing disappointment over sudden halt in construction work halfway, the Haopolyang
Residents Right Forum - Youth Wing (HRRF-YW), on behalf of general public, met the
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner and submitted a memorandum seeking resumption
of works at the earliest.
The HRRF-YW, in its memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, stated that sudden halt
in construction of road, culverts, drains etc. has turned the whole area in to a
veritable hell, causing great inconvenience not only to the residents of the area
but also those who use the road.
The construction works remained suspended since July this year for reason best known
to the department concerned, the memorandum said.
Awareness prog on HIV, drugs abuse
KHONSA, Aug 28: The two-day awareness camp on HIV/AIDS, drugs abuse, disaster management
etc. concluded here today.
Attending the valedictory function today, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha stressed
the need of organising such programme from time to time to generate public awareness
on such vital issues, like HIV/AIDS, drugs abuse, which have become burning social
Later, the DC interacted with the participating students.
Earlier, in the programme, resource person Gulley Sumnyan highlighted on child rights,
their protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
Senya Lowang, a law student, also threw light on Protection of Children from Sexual
Offences stating how children and parents can fight against the offenders of the
Dr. Palash Rakshit, SMO spoke on drugs abuse and HIV/AIDS and how to protect and
avoid themselves from such bad habits and HIV. He said that staying away from multiple
sexual relationships is the only to avoid HIV/AIDS.
DDMO P Duggong explained on disaster management and preparedness, do and don'ts during
and after fire disasters, like earthquake, landslide, flood etc.
Pubi Lombi, DDSE, Khonsa also spoke on the occasion.
Students, teachers, PRIs leaders and department functionaries attended the programme.
Science exhibition organized
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Students of VKV Kuporijo from Class V to X exhibited a total of
20 models during a school-level science exhibition organised by the Science department
of VKV Kuporijo in the school here today.
Addressing the students on the occasion as special guest, Govt. College Daporijo
principal Dr. Vijay Raji exhorted the need to keep scientific temperament alive among
the students and advised them to remain dedicated in their quest of knowledge for
a bright future.
Over 400 students apart from teaching staff and parents attended the exhibition.
Union for CCTV and Biometric installation
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The All Kurung Kumey District Students' Union (AKKDSU) has demanded
installation of CCTVs in all the HoD offices at Koloriang and biometric system to
check attendance of the staffs.
In its letter to the Kurung Kumey DC, it has also demanded immediate repair and renovation
of Koloriang township.
Arunachal Idol from Sept 1
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The Arunachal Idol 2015 will begin from Sept 1 next and will be
held across nine district headquarters apart from Itanagar where the finale will
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Assistant Teacher of Govt Middle School, Jara Jotam Toko Taling
passed away at Army hospital, New Delhi on August 26 last. He is survived by his
wife, three sons and a daughter.
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, the Arunachal Teachers' Association
(ATA) Lower Subansiri unit prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
While referring to the seventh paragraph of the news item under the headline "Cong
MLAs defend Budget" published in this daily on July 21 wherein Chongkham MLA and
Parliamentary Secretary (Env & Forest) C.T. Mein was quoted as saying "Wakro area
in Namsai district," it was clarified that Mein had never mentioned of Wakro in
Namsai district. In fact he said, "In my Namsai and in Namsai district and in my
Wakro, people are going after tea like anything." This was clarified by the PS to
Mein in a release.
While referring to the news item under the headline "Secretary not impressed with
dept performance" published in this daily on August 28, the Rural Development director
Bokar Basar in a rejoinder today clarified that RD and PR secretary/commissioner
Indra Mallo never said or meant anyway that she was "not impressed with the performance"
of the department. Rather she reviewed the performance of the CSSs and at the end
she had the impression that non-release of fund on time was hindering the implementation
of CSSs of RD & PR in the state. She also advised the DRDAs/BDOs to ensure that those
who applied for jobs under MGNREGA be given jobs under stipulated time.
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Support villagers living along LOC
The continuous ceasefire violation along the line of control by Pakistani security
forces has made life miserable for the people living along the international boundary.
In the last one year people of Jammu & Kashmir has suffered a lot due to ceasefire
violation. Many innocent lives are being lost and hundreds of villagers are getting
displaced. Today three civilians were killed and seventeen others injured in R.S.Pura
sector along the Indo-Pak international border in Jammu district. Pakistani forces
indulged in heavy mortar shelling and firing.
The BSF troops guarding the border gave befitting reply to the Pak shelling and the
heavy exchanges from both sides lasted till around 10 am this morning. Dozens of
villages and equal number of forward border outposts have been affected by the Pak
shelling. It is clear that Pakistani forces are deliberately targeting the civilian
areas which have triggered panic among the people. The response of Indian government
is not adequate enough. Besides giving tough response to Pak forces, the government
should find out means to protect the lives of villagers living along the LOC. The
affected villagers should be adequately compensated for the loss. Pakistan should
also understand that violence will not lead to any conclusion and dialogue is the
only means to resolve the outstanding issues. Both India and Pakistan should create
congenial atmosphere, so that dialogue process can resume at the earliest.
---- Readers Forum ----
Let it be a model polytechnic
Apropos to the earlier press release “Establish Polytechnic” as published on dated
13th August 2015 edition of this daily, I would like to add few relevant points to
the implementing agency that, the people of Sippi area extends thankfulness to the
concerned authority and Land Feasibility Survey team of Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
And I would like the implementing agency to establish the Polytechnic at the earliest
based on the recent survey report.
But, while studying survey report certain criteria should not be left out like road
communication, power supply, water supply, telephone service, proximity to towns,
easy access to libraries and stationeries, study environment, easy access to health
care services etc.
Based on the above criteria, I would like to draw at your notice that Ngudar (Sippi)
is located at 12 km from the District HQ Daporijo with all weather road connectivity
and is along proposed two lane defence road. It has perennial fresh water sources,
with its own power house at Batam just 2 kilometers away from the proposed site;
it has its own satellite tower (GSM Mobile Service) for internet access and telecommunication
Since this area has so many education institutions therefore it is an educational
hub of the district thus it promotes study environment and competitions among the
students thus quality education can be achieved. The area has plenty of raw materials
like boulders, sand, gravel beside stone crashers already installed near the proposed
site and bamboos etc, available for the construction of the required infrastructure.
But, it is the prerogative of the concern authority to select the suitable site for
the Institution based on their study report. However, it is expected from the higher
authorities that they would not compromise Education for anything else. This institution
would be a permanent asset of the Upper Subansiri district so it should be decided
in such a way that the institution doesn’t lie defunct after it is established.
It is a technical institution which should have better infrastructure so that poorest
of the poor student can acquire professional courses who otherwise would have gone
to other state to pursue various diploma courses and spend huge money.
The institution can be established anywhere within the district but the concern authority
should stick to the prescribed guidelines to avoid legal complicacies in future.
Tayom Mothu (Rocky)
ZPM, Sigin-I, 7-Daporijo
Revamping quality education scenario is a distant dream
Even though the Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh and both the Education Directorates are
striving hard to revamp and upgrade the quality of education in Arunachal Pradesh,
it seems that it will remain a distant dream until and unless we work harder, as
per my experience in 25 years of continuous service in different schools and location.
The problems in primary schools are that the school starts at 0900 hrs but the actual
classes begin at 0930 hrs. And the same school serves MDM at 1130 to 12 hrs. As such
the school runs for three or less than three hours in which children are taught for
up to 3 periods a day. As such the children are deprived of their valuable periods
and subjects. The BEO’s/ CRCC’s who are to look after these problems, keeps mum as
if all are going smooth. The teachers who are discharging their duties silently and
in remote corners of Arunachal never come to lime light and are never been recognised
or awarded with Teachers Award.
The Middle Schools are too not sailing smoothly. Shortage of teachers, infrastructure
like teachers’ quarter, class rooms and furniture have always been there. Future
aspects and feasibility of up gradation of Primary school to Middle School were not
taken into before up gradation for which there is low enrolment in Middle schools
or are defunct due to lack of teachers.
In Secondary and Higher secondary schools, even though classes are functioning ,
there is acute shortage of subject teachers. Due to availing of CCL (child care leave)
many schools have lost valuable sessions. Till today no Vice Principal and Headmaster
is seen taking their classes even for a period even though they have to take 18 periods
a week as allotted. The non-posting of clerks in Secondary Schools is also hindrance
to proper working of school activity especially in CBSE Affiliated secondary schools.
The trained Graduate teachers, as I have observed, having the B.Ed qualification,
but are never bothered to teach as per their B.Ed training procedure. As such the
B.Ed qualification for promotion to Junior Teacher is not only baseless but also
As for an example a TGT with B.Ed. degree does not know what is an Anecdotal record
and a teachers diary.
Here, I want to express my views, if these points can help for revamping a better
and quality education for Arunachal children.
1. All the Primary Schools be instructed to run up to 1400 hrs every day.
2. Feasibility of up gradation of primary schools to Middle school may be taken into
3. The CRCC’s be attached to HSS or Secondary Schools and allot 2 or 3 periods a
4. Sufficient LDC/UDC be posted in all Secondary and Hr. Sec. Schools.
5. The Vice Principal and Headmasters be asked to take allotted periods as per the
6. The various funds may be disbursed to schools before re- opening of schools after
summer vacation so that headmasters can plan the expenditure beforehand. It will
also help maintain RTE in true sense.
7. The MDM menu be prepared in DDSE level and the schools be asked to maintain strictly.
The children are fed up with served porridge (khichdi) and seen reluctant to take
( Kichdi) any more.
8. Text books be supplied to schools before Summer vacation.
9. Regular and timely payment of salaries of SSA, RMSA and KGV school teachers.
Government Secondary School, Kongsa
Gentleman and cricket
The “pundits”, media and the sponsors can zealously project Sachin Tendulkar as “God”;
but the fact remains that when Sachin Tendulkar averaged 53.78 in Test cricket, the
comparatively unsung Sri Lankan has bowed out with an outstanding average of 57.4
! Not to forget that while Tendulkar religiously used to fail in crucial junctures,
succumb meekly when it mattered the most and rarely had played a significant role
in Indian wins; Kumar Sangakkara played like a Tiger in critical situations throughout
his glorious career and had helped the team to win or save a Test on innumerable
occasions. Just by the yardstick of batting average itself, Sangakkara has proved
himself to be more successful and superior than Tendulkar. And who can forget his
skills as high grade wicket-keeper also? Thus as a cricketer, Sangakkara merits a
much higher pedestal than the Indian superstar.
But unlike India, Sri Lanka is not a large cricketing market that can be exploited
to the full by the commercial enterprises to make a quick buck. This is the very
reason why Sangakkara did not get his due praise and appreciation despite his extraordinary
feats. But true cricket admirers, irrespective of their nationalities, are in awe
of the talent and skills of him and feel privileged to have watched the game of the
great named Kumar Sangakkara.
Moreover unlike certain “superstars” who prefer/preferred to linger in the team,
despite being an absolute liability, by banking on past record, glamour and influence;
Sangakkara has voluntarily yielded place to new immediately after he witnessed a
bit of dip in form. We all should learn from Sangakkara what accountability and selflessness
are all about. Not to forget the gentle behaviour of Sangakkara on the field. What
a contrast to certain “brave” cricketers who try to prove their aggression through
verbal abuses and obscene gestures towards opponents!
Indeed no thanks is enough for Kumar Sangakkara for providing pure entertainment
in cricketing field and also for being a role model as far as an ideal human being
Lastly, Hats off to the Sri Lankan soil which keeps on presenting us the likes of
Mahela Jayawardene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya or Kumar Sangakkara —
all epitomes of gentleness, politeness, greatness and civility and selflessness.
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