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December  -  12


Tai Khamptis celebrate Poi Pee Mau in style

Drug menace a cause of concern for the Khamptis

Taba Ajum

Namsai, Dec 11: Even as they celebrate Poi Pee Mau in a grand style, Tai Khmaptis continue to grapple with the issue of drug menace. The problem is so acute that even on a festive day; the discussion point was drug menace and ways to deal with it.

Octogenarian chief of the Khamptis, Chow Khamon Gohain (Namchoom) Khampti Tribe had a powerful message for the people. “Parents need to take care of their kids and make sure that they don’t go stray in their life.”  The much-loved 90 year old chief urged the parents to make sure that their children do not get into vicious circle of drug addiction.  

The first day of traditional New Year celebration of Khampti community saw coming together of elders and younger together in one platform.

PHED Minister Chowna Mein said, “According to UNDP report population of Khampti and Singpho are decreasing because of excessive use of drugs. This is a serious matter and elders of our tribe have to fight hard to eradicate this problem.” The Khamptis are the most culturally advanced tribe of greater Tai race in terms of documentation and written records of its culture and traditions. However, due to addiction to drugs and opium, youth are not engaging in productive works resulting in stagnation of the society.

Earlier the festival which is celebrated to promote culture, heritage and trade got off to a colourful start with the chanting of prayer by Buddhist monks.

Traditional cultural show, literary competition, games & sports would be the other attraction during the three day festival organised by Tai Khampti Development society.

Earlier Minister Mein said that Poi Pee Mau should be an ideal platform to integrate all branches of Tai while assuring all possible help and assistance to organize it  in greater way in future.

Parliamentary Secretary,  Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Chow Tewa Mein while complimenting the Tai Khampti Development Society for its endeavour to engage the youth in development and productive works said a cultural revolution is  must to revive the once most vibrant and flourishing culture of  Khamptis which has been lost due to drugs and opium.

Brigadier Manjeet Mehta, SM of 82-mountain brigade called upon the people to engage youth in other useful activities and assured that Army is happy to share with public in arresting the menace of drugs prevailing in the society.

Local MLA Namsai Nang Sati Mein, President & General Secretary Khampti Singpho Council and ADC Namsai R.K.Sharma also took part in the celebration.

The first day of this New Year festival saw Khampti community coming out in large number and taking pledge to work for the better development of their tribe. Everyone agreed that drug abuse is the biggest threat community is facing in the moment. But there was sense of belief that this New Year will bring sea of change in their life and may be younger generation of Khampti tribe will bring laurels in the future. (With inputs from DIPR)


Siram underscores the need of training teachers

Review Meeting SSA Programme in state

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Education Minister Bosiram Siram underscored the need of training teachers. This comes at a time when the state has the dubious distinction of highest number of untrained teachers.

During a review meeting of the programes of SSA in the state yesterday, he said that state under SSA has sufficient teachers. What is required now is training them.  Teachers should do refresher courses and obtain Certificate in Primary Education through IGNOU, he said.

He further emphasized that the Village Education Committee (VEC) should play a proactive role in ensuring regular attendance of both teachers and students in the classes.

Interacting with the officers of SSA Rajya Mission Itanagar, Siram expressed satisfaction over the implementation of the SSA Programme in the State. However, he emphasised on strengthening the system of teachers training, rationalization on posting and strengthening the Monitoring Mechanism of all the Interventions along with strong institutionalization of Cluster Resource and Block Resource Centers.

He also urged the Commissioner Education to properly monitor the delivery of the Text Books to the schools.

The Minister reiterated that there should be a realistic planning carried out in the Cluster Level to ensure error free in projection of exact requirements of Class Rooms, up-gradation of schools  as per the ratio of the enrolment of the students.

He further said that the Pratibha Khoj Scheme Talent Hunt Scheme and establishment of 36 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidalayas has been able to bridge the gender gap and arresting the higher dropout rate of girl child in the state.  He also appreciated that the mission project has taken strong initiatives in enrolment of 12602 CWSN Children in the regular schools through proper survey and academic support given to the resource persons under inclusive education.

The Minister appealed to the officers of the state project mission to work harder to accomplish the very objectives of the universalization of the elementary education with quality by 2010-11.

While giving an overview of the SSA Rajya Mission, Commissioner Education Hage Khoda, said that Elementary Schooling System are on proper track only because of specific appointment of SSA Teachers and non-transferable policy of the SSA teachers as per the norms implemented by the Society. Due to fulfilment of basic infrastructure requirements provided under SSA has healed the Schooling Scenario tremendously in the State, he added.

State Project Director P.N.Thungon briefed about the Physical and Financial achievements of the SSA Programme since its inception in the state.


Rebia calls for Selection of committed beneficiaries

State level Workshop on PMEGP

Naharlagun, Dec 11: The Parliamentary Secretary for Industries  Nabam Rebia has called for selection of deserving and committed youth  as beneficiaries  of the Projects in the state   for success of the Centrally sponsored Programme in the state. He was addressing a One-day  State level Workshop on Prime Minister Employment  Generation Programme (PMEGP) at Banquet Hall, Itanagar today.

The objective of the Scheme to generate employment opportunities in rural and areas urban through self-employment enterprises must be fulfilled by pro-active initiatives of all stakeholders - KVIC, APKVIB, DICs and Banks he further emphasized. Nabam also called upon the beneficiaries to ensure quality of their products and services and run their enterprises in a professional manner to compete in today’s competitive age while lamenting that there is a general lack of work culture and professionalism in our state which is hampering the growth and progress of the state.

The Parliamentary Secretary also advocated for a Single Window System as implementing the PMEGP through it would help in effective monitoring and supervision. Presently the Scheme is implemented by three implementing Agencies- viz. 40% DICs, 30% APKVIB and the remaining 30% By KVIC in the state. He also assured all possible help from the state Govt.  in sorting out issues of LPCs to address mortgage problem  as raised by many on the occasion.

The one-day Workshop organized by KVIC was attended by Assistant and Deputy Directors of Industries Department, representatives from lead Bank SBI,NABARD, NGOs and successful entrepreneurs Binny Yanga, Higio Aruni,  representatives from APKVIB officials, AP Seva Sangh Doimukh, NEITCO, NEHRU Yuva Project , textiles and Handicraft Department officials and  beneficiaries and interested entrepreneurs among others .

The participants put forward inputs and suggestions for streamlining and effective implementation of the PMEGP in the state.

Entrepreneur Binny Yanga suggested for looking into feasibility of projects, besides selection of genuine beneficiaries.

The Chairman KVIC NE Zone and member KVIC, Padi Yubbe  emphasized on target achievement  of the PMEGP projects  allotted  for the state which is  146  this Financial year and  also assured to take up issues like allotment of more projects ,  and other matters requiring review  for the success and streamlining PMEGP for the state and the NE region.

Earlier, Dy. CEO (N. E. Zone) KVIC K. K. Gupta asked the implementing agencies and Banks to play pro-active role and adhere to time limit in submitting Projects for timely clearance of projects under PMEGP. He requested that pending proposals should be forwarded by 31st December next. The KVIC provides Training and Marketing support for the PMEGP beneficiaries he added.

Earlier, Commissioner Industries M. Pertin speaking on the PMEGP said the Scheme under Ministry of Micro and Medium Scale Industries (MSME) Govt. of India   which is a  merger of the PMRY and REGP aims to economically empower the unemployed youth of  state and the country in general. Expressing satisfaction at the progress made in year of launch of PMEGP  in 2008 last year in which 110  projects out of 171 targets were achieved , he exhorted that we must better last year’s performance in this financial year.

Hage Ruja, CEO APKVIB and Director Textiles and Handicraft and Vice-Chairman, APKVIB Bado Singhi also spoke on the occasion and stressed on timely submission of progress report and identification of right beneficiary.

Earlier, State Director , KVIC highlighting on the PMEGP and activities of KVIC established in the state in 1981   said that PMEGP was launched in the year 2008 and the centrally sponsored schemes is in its second year of implementation. As the N.E. region deserves special dispensation various initiatives in terms training institutes, Marketing support, exposure visits for PMEGP beneficiaries, Design and packaging support , special concessions for N.E. Participants in International Exhibitions in terms of subsidized products  were being given. (DIPR)


Rebia for robust AP Industrialization

Gyati Kacho

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The state Industry parliamentary secretary Nabam Rebia has assured to boost Arunachal industry and make it an investor friendly state. While interacting with departmental officials during the on-going ‘All-India 4th Census Sample Survey Training Programme’ held at Udyog Sadan here this afternoon, Rebia said, “The state chief minister is committed in giving a new lease of life to the industry department and I hope to take up this challenging job in letter and spirit”.

Terming sincerity and team work amongst officials as key to achieving the goal, Rebia assured to streamline the haphazard postings of officials. ‘The district headquarters could be manned by deputy director level officials. As such, there needs parity in postings of officials to district headquarters to ease protocol problems and generate better work coordination amongst officials”, he pointed out.

Lauding the magnanimous contributions of parliamentary secretary during his previous two tenures as Rajya MP, Industries, Textiles & Handicrafts Commissioner M. Pertin said that caliber and wisdom of Rebia could be immensely benefited by the department in its further endeavors towards industrialization of the state. Further, he announced that Nigmoi Food Processing Unit at Doji (Aalo) would be revived with its inauguration by the parliamentary secretary on 29th December next.

Informing the acute financial crisis of the department, director Hage Batt said that additional 3 crore rupees was required to run and pay the officials till this current financial year. “There has been a cut of 64 % percent in our budgetary allocation this year and we will have to tighten up our belts to meet the impending crisis”, he informed. Calling ‘political will’ as the mantra to revamp the dormant state industry department, joint director Subu Tabin said that political will was necessary to implement the Northeastern Industrial Policy-2008 in letter and spirit in the state. “Although we have 13 Industrial Estates in the state, they lack even basic facilities including power, water supply and proper approach roads which is impending investments from outside investors”, he explained, while adding that the drastic cut in  present budgetary allocation had hurt the department a great deal.  


APEDA Energy Quiz

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: APEDA Energy Quiz, an Inter School Quiz Competition on Energy Conservation will be organized on the National Energy Conservation Day on Dec 14 at Banquet Hall. This will be the second in the series of the Inter School Quiz Competition on Energy Conservation organized by APEDA.

The Quiz Master for the event will be Andrew Scolt from Derek O’ Brien & Associates, Kolkata, the famous Quiz Producers for TV Channels. A written test will be conducted and based on which six best teams from six Schools will be chosen, who will be on stage with the Quiz Master, Mr. Andrew Scolt.

All the research on the subject for preparation of the questions will be done by Dereck O’ Brien & Associates, Kolkata.

The quiz has been planned for students of class IX to class XII.  The main subject for the Quiz is Energy Conservation/Energy Efficiency; however, there will be questions on Renewable Energy, GK & current affairs too.

The first prize shall be Rs. 10,000/-, Second of Rs.7,000/-, third of Rs.5,000/- and consolation prizes of Rs. 1,000/- to other selected Schools, who qualify for the final round on the stage.

In addition to the Cash Prizes to the Winners, each School, which comes to participate from the State Capital Region will be given Rs 1500/- each. The Schools from the districts will be given Rs.5000.00 for participation.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram, and Chairman, Governing Body, APEDA Likha Saaya, would be the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.


Declare Kurung Kumey a border district: ZP

KOLORIANG, Dec 11: Kurung Kumey, Zila Parishad has urged the state govt for declaration of the entire district as Border Area. The resolution to this effect was taken yesterday at Zilla Parishad meeting of Kurung Kumey District held at Koloriang.

Airlifting of Medicines to the interior circles, extension of air services to Parsiparlo and Chambang, implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in consultation with PR Members, withholding salaries of non performing SSA teachers, inter-constituency transfer of teachers are other resolution which was adopted. These resolutions would be forwarded to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh

While addressing ZPMs, Chairperson of Anchal Samiti and HoDs, ZP chair of Kurung Kumey Pisa Gunia said that Zila Parishad is a platform for discussion and interaction on various developmental schemes, provided by state and centre.  He stressed that focus should be on rural problems and appealed PR members to carry out their duties and responsibilities whole heartedly.

Gunia, sought help and cooperation from ZPMs and HoDs to shoulder the responsibilities as new Chairperson of Kurung Kumey Zill Parishad. He wanted that any developmental schemes taken should result be result oriented with due consultation with the PR leades. He also appealed to give free hand to the implementing agencies in order to achieve tangible development.

T.Messar, EAC-cum- Member Secretary  wanted that, a concrete resolution should be adopted to make Kurung Kumey a stable and progressive district. He further said, it is an opportunity to look back at the last ZP meeting to review the schemes taken up and also to submit new schemes for 2009-2010.

Taring Bath, ZPM Gangte said that visible change would come with devoted services rendered by the present sitting PR Members as they know pulses of the people of their respective areas, their needs.

Have a look at the commoners too


Dear Editor,

I was going through the reader’s forum and got to see a letter from Deewan Mara and it reminded me of the school that I have passed out from some years ago. Until now I hardly ever gave thought about the condition of the school as with time we grow too selfish to be bothered by petty things as such.

But now as I try and recall how my school looked like last time I saw it, it hurts a lot that the very school cannot be considered a Higher Secondary School and I think very soon it will fall apart.

We don’t need any new school when the only higher secondary school in the dist headquarter is in such condition.

I wonder how it catch the eyes of the dist administrations,  the so called student unions, the MLAs and most importantly the parents?

Till October this year there was no economics subject teacher in the school and the poor kids were without one for last 2 years.

And the condition was more or less the same in Dumporijo! Some of the students I have come across told me about the seating problem. Even if they want to attend they can’t as they have no place to sit and sometimes kids can’t even stand as there is no space.

Survival of fittest mantra works in there.

If these problems are not sorted out, very soon the school will crumble.

But honestly I don’t blame the nyigom babus or the student unions or the mlas or other powerful bodies of the district for the problem as they will never be interested in the problem as none of their kids or wards will ever be studying  in  government schools.

It high time poor and common people like us rise and assert pressure on these self behaving aristocrats as only our kids will be going to the school or the situation might become so acute that our kids or wards will have to go to Dumporijo, Ziro,Raga to study as most of us obviously won’t have enough money to send our kids to a private school.

It is not only the higher secondary that is in shambles in Daporijo. Even the middle school nearby is in no better condition. Of course the physical infrastructure is in much better condition but quality of education has gone down.

The main motto of the SSA was to improve the soft power of schools but it worked the other way round in places like Daporijo.

Sorry if I offend anyone. But its true and everyone knows the quality of teaching have deteriorated very badly. Most of the teachers are always in Itanagar or busy in some meetings.

Agreed people rich and powerful might never need to even have a look at the institution but it is only hope of the common and mass to see their kids in position like them  one day. So please be kind enough to help us.


Aggrieved and deprived

(on email)






Make way for all


Dear Editor,

This is in response to Tapan Chakroborty’s letter.

As an officer in Indian ordinance factory, I have travelled good part of India, meeting many people who have been associated with Arunachal. It is quite heartening to see that these people have fond memories of their past times and have compassionate attitude towards the state. However, rarely we also meet people who have bad memories – a short example: Poetic early autumn morning. Open railway platform in Delhi. A mid aged employee in engineer department in A.P, on way to back, repeatedly gazed at me as if to share his long pent-up feelings. I come near him, and over our short interaction, he said ‘ waha Bahut padesan hai… Bahut! …………..Kam aram se karne nahi deta.’

Social phase we are undergoing has role to play in creating story like this, I request Arunachalis to have balance handling of outsiders. State should welcome the guest but rehearsing a mechanism for proper handling of prospective situation like ‘ethnic flooding’ would help.

Secondly, Arunachal have good volume of children working outside. Many of these ‘sea turtles’ also have aspiration to come back & hatch some eggs but it is often difficult to find place at own home due to unfavourable environment for aspirant entrepreneurs and severe job crunch in job dependant state like ours. So, what remotely these people, some of whom are truly talented, can do as social contribution is to draw utmost self pride & satisfaction in merely representing and popularizing the state while depending all wrong home truth, at one’s little capacity.

Truly, we have recruitment boards, but there are certain grievances for distant residents – may I urge state govt. to make provision for calling back these so called, ‘sea turtles’ - Similar act had played big role in China’s early socio-economic transformation (at discretion, I may not be called Sea turtle) and govt. of India has recently taken up similar type of measures for rehabilitation of displaced abroad Indians in wake of global economic crises.

Back to initial point, I appreciate Chakroborty’s gesture. Apart from spiritual contribution like always talking good about A.P, he is most welcome to exercise his capability of other social contributions. Many times we may lack energy & initiatives to take benefit of your capacity & wills but you may kindly take your own actions as an act of looking for gods. At same time, I request all other capable well wishers of Arunachal to come forward with similar gestures. By the way, I too request business community in state to touch the Business principle of ‘make some social contribution & make some profit!’ as I have seen that pricing of many materials are often exorbitant which would be amounted to a slogan, ‘take more & give less!’ All the best!


Soyum Potom


(on email)



Stress management necessary for police: DGP

Staff reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Speaking on stress management at a programme on "Life coping skills training for security personnel with special reference to HIV/AIDS" organized by FXB India Suraksha Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC) today, the DGP-Vimla Mehra emphasized on the need of stress management programme for the police since the profession is a very tedious and tiring one. As long as one works and gives justice to the job one will find a very stress free life, she said. She also spoke on the importance of inner peace and advocated for practising yoga and meditation to reduce stress. Selection of good companion and sincerity in duty also help one to be stress free, she maintained.

Choosing spiritual way is the best way to get rid of stress, said Director General of Police (DGP) Vimla Mehra.

On dreaded HIV/AIDS, the DGP highlighted the main causes of spreading of the disease and said that it is the duty of everyone to carry the message of HIV/AIDS so that children born with the HIV/AIDS with no fault of theirs are not discriminated and stigmatized in the society. She urged the security personnel to live a disciplined life to avoid the incurable disease.  Mepung Tadar Bage, State Coordinator of FXB India Suraksha Arunachal Pradesh in her keynote address spoke on the importance of life coping skills, especially for the police personnel as highest number of suicide, divorce and alcoholics are reported among the Police personnel. Speaking on the profession which constantly demands work and all most everyday, she said that they have to encounter violence and recklessness which leave negative effect on police psyche.

She also spoke on the need to change the mindset that HIV/AIDS only happens to a so called Risk Group. It can happen to anybody and anytime, she said. Awareness and correct knowledge can only prevent one from the deadly HIV/AIDS, she said.

She informed that 149 cases of HIV have been registered in ICTC in Arunachal Pradesh with Papum Pare as the highest prevalent district with 81 cases.

Nabam Yani, clinical psychologist dwelt in length with the various issues that triggers  stress and the skills to cope stress in our daily life. She also spoke that to live a stress free life one has to enjoy every moment to the fullest .

Fr. Cyriac SDB Director DBYC spoke on the importance of parental care of youth. He highlighted the need for living God-centred lives, which alone serves as the biggest stress buster. He further encouraged the participants to inculcate the sense of good values in young minds. In a twenty-minute video presentation, he highlighted the challenges of life today for everyone, especially for young people and exhorted the participants to face these challenges squarely.

The programme was highly appreciated by everyone present and the innumerable questions they put to the resource persons were an indication of their eagerness.


Cooperative Management Training Course begins

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union is organizing 20 weeks Diploma in Cooperative Management Training at its Conference hall at Polo Colony, Naharlagun from yesterday.

Speaking on the inaugural function as Chief Guest, Parliamentary Secretary Cooperation Nido Pavitra stressed upon the importance of continuous Training activities for the Human Resource Development of Cooperative Sector of the State. T

Though Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union is entrusted with the responsibilities of taking up various Training activities of the Cooperative Sector but the it is not provided with required financial support for conducting the Training Programme.

He said that objectives of the Union has not been fulfilled due to paucity of funds, thereby, hampering  the Cooperative Movement. He said that due to meagre financial assistance provided by state Government to APSCU at fixed rate for last 8 years, it is unable to avail the benefit under Central Sector Scheme offered by Government of India through National Cooperative Union is the state share is at 50%.

He assured to extend all possible help to the institution for development of Cooperative Movement in the state and advised all the Trainees to participate actively in the programme and take the benefit for the development of their respective Institution. While appreciating the functioning of APSCU in spite of its financial constraint and expressing his concern about non-implementation of the 6th Pay Commission proposal for the employees of the Institution, he assured  to look in to the matter for welfare of the Staff.

Chairman, APSCU A T  Kulo appealed to the Minister to increase the Government grant to enable the institution to fulfill its objectives.

Vice-Chairman, Niri Chongrowju briefed about Cooperative Movement and stress upon the importance of Human Resource Development.

BOD member Kenyom Dabi suggested involvement of village level Panchayat in the awareness programme of Union so that it covers grass root level people at length.

Chief Executive Officer, APSCU G. Nyorak , Principal, APCTC  S.C. Nath, Assistant Education Officer  K. Riba also spoke on the occasion.


Lower Dibang Valley gets District Planning Office

ROING, DEC 11: Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District has inaugurated the new and independent Office building of District Planning Officer (DPO), Roing in the presence of T. Karga, SP Roing and Head of the departments here today.

“A milestone has been achieved in planning scenario of the district,” remarked Ringu in her inaugural speech adding that  every project or development schemes of the govt. are to be routed through planning department. She expressed hope that with the new infrastructure, planning department of the district would lead the district with new vigour in planning ahead for all round development of the district. She also asked the cooperation of all other agencies as planning department has been incorporated in all the monitoring activities of other departments. She congratulated the planning department for new office building and lauded the PWD, Roing executing agency and contractor for timely completion of the building.

M. Pertin, EAC i/c DPO said that the long felt need of the department was met with the construction of new office building as the planning department was temporarily functioning in the District Redressal Forum Office building until now.

Er Hibu Tade, AE PWD informed that the office building was constructed with the project cost of Rs 18 lakhs 69 thousands, the construction of which began on January 15’ 2008 and completed on March 31’ 2009. The building has a Flint Area of 186 Sqm, he informed.

The Semi RCC type ofiice building located at opposite SP Office, Roing has 6 rooms with a Conference Hall. (DIPRO)


ASM passes away

ROING, Dec 11: The Gram Panchayat and Anchal Samiti Members of Meka Anchal Block, Lower Dibang Valley District has mourned the untimely demise of late  Papang Lego, ASM Meka-II. Late Papang Lego aged 47 passed away on December 4 last after prolong illness and he was elected as ASM three times and is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters.

A condolence meeting was held in the Meka Anchal Samiti Hall on December 9 last and all the Panchayati Raj Members of the Meka Anchal Block prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed solidarity for the bereaved family.  (DIPRO)


Restore supply of drinking water

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Chayang Tajo Youth Welfare Association highlighting the shortage of drinking water at Cahayang Tajo SDO headquarter, appealed the PHE Department to immediately restore supply of drinking water in the area.

The association also urged the local MLA and Panchayat leaders to look in to the water scarcity problem.


NCP State unit reshuffle office bearers

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh Unit’s Pradesh Executive Body meeting was held at Its Office, Itanagar yesterday.

The house constitutes a team of delegation led by State President L Wanglat, all NCP MLAs and other senior leaders to attend the National Convention at Delhi from December 19-20.

Meanwhile, dissolving the earlier Pradesh executive body, the house reconstituted its office bearers in the meeting with Boa Tama, Somchum Ngemu, Japu Deru , Karto Kayi  and Khafa Bengia as Vice Presidents.

Takio Tarak, Michi Tani, Taba Tara, Gumke Riba and Tabin Taki as  General Secretaries with Sompha Wangpan as General Secretary Youth and Frontal wing, Ngurang Pinch and Mongol Yomso as general secretary west and  East Parliamentary respectively.

RC Tasar, Kipa Tarish and Lemnong Mosang as secretaries.

Kaling Jerang, Subu Koyang, Tok Botom, Tsering Naksang, Tadar Tempo, Tayu Jerang as Chairmen along with Kenyir Ringu as Mahaila President and Daniel Teli as Youth President.


Kaso reviews education sector

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: MLA Techi Kaso reviewed the implementation of various educational activities SSA, RMSA and MDM recently.

While, interacting with officers and officials of the DDSE establishment, he advised them to work with full transparency while implementing any programme and schemes in the constituency.

He further suggested that a proposal for construction of school building and teacher quarters should be made immediately and urged that DDSE to visit schools of the constituency to ensure better education.


Siram to attend conference

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Education Minister Bosiram Siram would attend as chief guest in the 6th General Conference cum Election of All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purrang Sawa Students’ Union at Chayang Tajo, which will be held from January 11-14.


Awareness campaign on rodent management

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: One day awareness campaign on Rodent Management under Strengthening and Modernization of Pest Management Approach was held at Bomdo Village, 45kms from district headquarter Yingkiong yesterday.

While addressing the farmers, M. Ete, ADO I/C advocated proper use of Rodenticides in the field. He called upon the farmers to monitor the possibility of occurrence of bamboo flowering and assured departmental help in the combating Rat menace.

R.D Singh, ADO also delivered lecture on various method and technique to control Rodent and safe handling of chemicals.

Meanwhile, ASM of Bomdo Village, Jereng Nyodo appreciated the officers for organizing such training that would immensely benefit the farmers in controlling Rat menace. As many as 50 farmers took participation.


ASM demands teacher’s quarter

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: ASM Tara Nabam in a letter to WRD Minister appealed for up-gradation of government primary school Khodaso to Middle school and construction of teacher quarter at Government primary school Longpung.


Orientation workshop on Health care

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Director of Health Services, Naharlagun is organizing a two-day state level orientation workshop on Homeopathy for mother and child health care from December 14-15 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar.

Meanwhile, Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling has consented to attend the function.


Rs  20 lacs for CM relief fund

ITANAGAR: North Eastern Electrical Power Corporation limited (NEEPCO), Chairman cum Managing Director IP Barooah handed over an amount of Rs 20 lakhs to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu towards Chief Minister’s relief fund yesterday at CM Office.


State level essay competition

ITANAGAR: 25 selected Class VI to VIII students would take part at the State Level Essay writing Competition to be organized on Dec 13 on the topic “Conservation of Energy and Efficient use in containing Global Warming.”

The essay would be organized from 9.30 A.M. onwards it the Conference Hall of Directorate APEDA. The lucky 25 were selected from among 90 who had taken part at the school level competition on the topic “Save Electricity to Save Money”.


Nari Seren resents diversion of power line

ITANAGAR: The people of Nari-Seren area have expressed deep anguish and resentment over the diversion of the route of the proposed Koyu-Ruksin-Nari 33 KV line.

Nari Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabi, in a release, said that a scheme was sanctioned by the Centre for evacuation of power generated from Rina MHS under PM’s package for an amount of Rs.7.31 crore. However, the route of the line has been changed as Koyu-Pasighat-Ruksin with a transformer provision at Ruksin for which tender has also been floated, the release claimed. The scheme was meant for catering power supply to Nari-Seren circle through 33 kv line upto Nari. The diversion against the original detailed project report (DPR) would adversely affect the people of Ramle Banggo area in terms of power distribution, he said.

The ZPM, on behalf of the people of the area, appealed to the authorities concerned to prevent the diversion and construct the line as per the original DPR with installation of a transformer at Nari ADC headquarter.

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