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December  -  14


Third party monitoring of mid-day meal scheme soon: Siram

ITANAGAR, Dec 13: The Education Minister Bosiram Siram has said that state in order to maintain transparency and successful implementation of Mid-day Meal scheme and distribution of stipend, a third party Monitoring team in the State level will be introduced soon. In addition to it, introduction of zonal system for monitoring the districts under four Joint Directors will be created next year.

He said this during a Meeting of Senior Education Officer regarding review of School Education in the district and State which was conducted in Bharat Scout & Guides Naharlagun. The DDSEs of all the Districts attended the meeting with their District reports in presences.

The objective of this meeting was to review the School Education System in the State, various centrally sponsored schemes, area of problem and its implementation and position of school education with regard to its achievements so far.

Education Minister further said that there is need to redesign the education system by recruiting trained teachers while adding that there would be no compromise in recruiting subject teachers. He added that the question paper set for exams in schools may be reviewed and assessed according to the examination point of view.

He suggested the officials to make vocational education a compulsory subject in school routine for overall development of students. He has strongly pointed that education Department being the oldest Department from the time of Gurukul system, should be able to successfully implement any central schemes. Regarding the promotion of teachers, he said that not only seniority but efficiency of an individual will also be considered to promote one to a gazetted post. He assured that transfer and posting problem may be sorted with the combined efforts of the Director as well as the district officials under his captainship. He also referred the support shown by the Chief Minister in the education Department which will further help him in successfully running the Department.

He further committed to look after all the problems and needs of education Department under his best capacity.

The Commissioner Education Hage Khoda highlighted the various centrally sponsored schemes, its functioning’s, problem areas and achievements so far in the School Education Department, students stipend, NCERT text books, CBSE exam on grade system, teacher training and transfer and posting of teachers.

Director School education T Taloh and Joint Director Bodong Yirang also spoke in the meeting.



Support children in their endeavor: Dr Tripathy

DPS annual sports meet

ITANAGAR, Dec 13: Delhi Public School, Itanagar, a premier educational institute in Arunachal Pradesh, situated in the picturesque location at Jollang celebrated its two day Annual Sports Meet from 10.

Dr R B Tripathy Head of the Department, Political Science of DNGC, who was the chief guest, stressed on the importance of Sports in the school curriculum.  He urged parents to support their wards in their endeavours and called upon the students to develop respect towards parents, elders and companions.  He also felt that healthy respect towards co players increases the greatness of any sports event.

The first day saw parents participating enthusiastically in the sports event organized for them.  The event which made the parents and their ward team up and play together received accolade.   

 The concluding day was attended by Prof. Amitabh Mitra, Head of Department, Economics, RGU  and MLA T. Norbu as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively and gave away trophies and prizes.  

Norbu, who is also the Patron in Chief of the School recalled the teaching and training he received during his student days and felt the discipline and the dedication inculcated in a student’s life is what builds their better future. He lauded the efforts of Eastern Education Promotional Society in bringing up such an institution in Itanagar and called on the parents to support their efforts. Prof. Amitabh Mitra appreciated the students for their well-disciplined performance and urged them to continue their good work.  He elucidated the beginning of DPS Schools and called on the management, staff and student to carry on the legacy of DPS in Arunachal Pradesh and appreciated the efforts of staff and students in developing holistic education system.

Headmaster Ivan.J.F.Vas, opinioned that the right combination of responsible parents and teachers can work wonders in building better future for the children.  


NERIST seminar on agro forestry for socioeconomic development of NE

ITANAGAR, Dec 13: A two-day national seminar on “Agro forestry for socioeconomic development of North East India” was organized by the Department of Forestry, NERIST from Dec 11 to discuss various issues related to Agroforestry systems and its improvement. The major recommendations are –agroforestry, the combination of tree crops with various agricultural crops is the best sustainable agricultural system to be adopted to improve the livelihood of the people of the region; economically potential indigenous tree species should be introduced in various agricultural systems (agro-silviculture) to enhance the productivity of agricultural land; introduction of site specific horticultural crop, medicinal & aromatic plants, bamboos in jhum lands and other system; rearing of livestock with agro forestry systems; establishment of cottage industries for processing of raw materials from tree and other crop etc.

For practical inputs a field trips to Ziro and its adjacent areas was organised in which participants witnessed the land use pattern in  agriculture with types of crops grown in it and the feasibility of the systems for economic return. The experts suggested on-spot solutions to some of the problems of the farmers.

50 participants including resource persons from various parts the country took part in the program.

Dr. Joram Begi, Director of NERIST who inaugurated the seminar as a Chief Guest highlighted the various problems linked with agriculture,  forestry and socio economic condition of the indigenous communities of the region particularly of Arunachal Pradesh. He urged the participant and the resource persons to focus on such problems and issues and to find out the best solutions.

Dr. R. P. Singh Emeritus Professor BHU, Vanarasi and Prof. P. K. Das Dean NERIST also addressed the gathering. Prof M. L. Khan, Head Forestry department welcomed the participants and guest while Prof. Binay Singh. Co-ordinator of the seminar elaborated the background of the seminar in the inaugural session. Dr. P. R. Gajurel the organising secretary and Prof. P. Rethy Co-coordinator also spoke in the inauguration. A Proceeding Volume which contained 21 selected research papers and articles contributed by the resource persons was also released by the Director NERIST in the inaugural session.


Encroachment banned in Pania

Donate land without asking for compensation: Tagar

ITANAGAR Dec 13: All kinds of constructions, including residential, private plantation, private bulldozing etc. have been totally restricted in govt land allotted for infrastructure development of Palin ADC headquarter at Pania. It was resolved in a meeting held recently here attended by local MLA Takam Tagar, Pania ADC Chuku Takar, former Palin MLA Dugi Tajik, ADC development committee president, secretary, panchayat and public leaders. Addressing the meeting, Tagar expressed dissatisfaction over the land allotted for the ADC headquarter which is insufficient to accommodate the necessary infrastructure. He appealed to the land owners to donate land voluntarily without claiming compensation. He further sought cooperation from the local people to speed up infrastructure development activities of the ADC Hqs.

Later, the MLA assured that he would put his all efforts to continue all on-going development activities of his constituency which were initiated by the former leader.

Earlier, ADC development committee briefed about the activities taken up by them and urged the MLA to speed up the development process.

Other resolutions included specification of land for allocation to various departments and various purposes to avoid future complicacy, proper demarcation of govt. land.


Training on MIS under NREGA conducted by DPC

Ringu emphasise on timely completion of updation of the NREGA

ITANAGAR, Dec 13: DRDA Lower Dibang Valley on behalf of District Programme Coordinator, Lower Dibang Valley conducted the 2 day functional training programme under Management Information Systems (MIS) under NREGA for all the Programme Officers and officials of the DRDA Lower Dibang Valley here on December 12 and 13 at NIC District Centre here today.

The training programme was conducted with collaborative support for faculty support from SIRD Arunachal Pradesh through Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD and District Informatics Officer – Lower Dibang Valley Y. Linggi. The programme was attended by the Programme Officers, Assistant Project Officers, Accounts Officers, Extension Officers and Computer Operators from CIC and other such contingency technical staff engaged by the District for the purpose of data entry under NREGA – MIS.

The training assumes significance in view of the decision of Ministry of Rural Development Government of India to link the fund release for wage payment and others with the updation of NREGA – MIS. In order to update the NREGA-MIS, the entry of relevant data under the MIS needs to be completed at the Gram Panchayat and Programme Officer Levels initially.

Inaugurating the programme on 12th Dec 2009 Dy. Commissioner cum District Programme Coordinator (NREGA) YW Ringu emphasised on the need for ensuring timely complete updation of the NREGA in respect of Lower Dibang Valley without fail. She gave clear directions to the participants to ensure that updation of the NREGA-MIS is done by end of December 2009 and that the district regularly updates the MIS. Assuring the officials of all possible support she also expected that the speed of updation of the records and other relevant data is maintained.

Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD and the Course Director, speaking on the occasion clarified the difference between the MPR data updation and the MIS data updation. He informed that considerable time and effort in initial phase for shifting to the online/offline MIS was basically an investment of human resources that would repay itself with uninterrupted fund release from Government of India and facilitate the district in providing 100 days of wage employment to the registered households against demand. The fact that in certain districts inability in providing 100 days of wage employment against demand due to non receipt of fund from Government of India could be best addressed through MIS updation. Rakesh Srivastava also coordinated the process of data entry, addressing the online errors and functional issues respective to the MIS processes and updation of the entered records.  The functional programme involved actual data entry in the online mode for Roing-Koronu and Dambuk – Paglam CD Blocks. The programme ended with completion of nearly half of the data entry and updation of MIS corresponding to the district. NIC – State Informatics Centre was providing backend support. The extent of the success of the programme can be accessed through the website www.nrega.nic.in.


Wildlife and Us: Relationships

Love wildlife and learn to live like humans!

By Tamo Dada

How do the wild animals pursue and maintain their relationships? Whether their relationships are fickle or are there something deeper than what we humans perceive. There are two kinds of relationships we human maintain with each other at socio-economic level. One is that we maintain with our family members due to our blood relations and other plane of relations that we maintain is at of emotional level, such as friends. Depending on culture. traditions, educational background, the level and kind of relationship will determine whom an individual will show its affinity at the moment of decisiveness. Mostly through out history man has always shown their allegiance at the moment of decisiveness to their blood relations. The degree of this allegiance increases with the degree of closeness of the blood relations. For example sons and daughters of same parents will show greater degree of allegiance to each other than with their cousins.

The various species of animals knew from the experiences of their evolutionary processes this fundamental truth. This is best epitomized by the bees. In a typical bee hive, there is a queen, workers and soldiers. Each bees of the hive is born from the queen and so are closely related to each other. So each individual bee is a potential kamikaze fighter. Try to disturb a hive then you will know their potency. But why the term 'kamikaze', because after biting you that individual bee also dies, that is extend of their allegiance to their relatives.

But why should an individual sacrifice his own life for the others? This is best illustrated in an idiom written in a Second World War cemetery in Kohima where it says' for your tomorrow, we are sacrificing our today "That individual bee is sacrificing his life so that his hives common genes have a chance to survive, if the intruder is driven away. This does not mean that the bees have got intelligences to think about genetic science. That individual bee is genetically so programmed by the nature to drive away the intruder at any cost.

Its time we take charge


Dear Editor,

I would like to share my view that reflects a change in the thought process of our today’s generation.

We ought to know that in true sense ideas govern the world. I represent myself as one among the proletariats. It is the proletariat who creates a system in which elites & political class develop  an adaptation kind to nature. When a true sense of maturity develops among proletariats the whole system would be placed in check. Evidently, history speaks voluminous incident on it.

How sensible are we today against our adversaries?  Just a few weeks back our learned friends of DNGC had damaged their own hostels. Have we ever realized of safeguarding our public property and shutting violence which is clearly enshrined in nine points of our fundamental duties? If not, wake up for a change!! Violence is an inescapable peril.

Let us go back little further to our pre-Assembly election over a discussion by some well-known media personals in an N-E Doordarsan TV interview. One of them aptly remarked Arunachal as a funny state. It was stated that though being the poor state without any resources and industrial setup, they have more number  of crorepati candidates. Now the question is not about how corrupted our leaders are, but now far we, the people, have come to elect a capable leader!! An efficient & accountable proletariats know it well.

Some of our friend circle has a covenant to start cultivating habit of learning from our past mistakes. We will not play blame games from now on rather we will stand for the right cause.

We want to see funny state as one of a model states in our generation. “Change is the very word which made America to have their first Black President in all of the history. And we ought not to forget that history repeats in the course of time.”


Sam Pertin

Concerned citizen




Some confusion here


Dear Editor,

Through the Readers Forum of your daily, I would like to give my genuine advice to beloved Jumken Lobom to go through the daily carefully, specifically the Readers Forum if he is to say something on it, and don't be a namesake subscriber of the daily and a whirlwind reader.

Here, I would to enlighten Mr. J. Lobom that, in my last "write up" I duly mentioned and agreed to the fact that two copies of recent pass port size photographs, duly self attested, was needed to be submitted along the OMR form. And yes, for his kind information we did the same as rest of the candidates. I also specifically mentioned that the 1735 candidates has been rejected for not self attesting on the pass port size photograph to be pasted on the column 16 of OMR form, for which there was no instruction for self attestation in the OMR form and the instruction provided with it or the advertisement .

So, I genuinely had no idea whether the commission has published two kinds of advertisements or not, because seeing the functioning of the commission for a while, I am compelled to give a brief thought on this. Here, I would like to thank him for his sympathy for the rejected candidates but being a competitive and competent guy, you should go through the others "write up" carefully, so that in future you won't have to waste your precious time in argument which has no logic.

Further, I thank and appreciate him for enlightening us that the commission is under the remote control of some big hands, and further request and encourage him to expose those big hands and be our hero, which is the need of the time.


Mepe Ete





Freedom of speech?


Dear Editor,

It is pleasure for me to write here regarding the unscrupulous writings that appears regularly in the forms of Readers Forum.

I have gone through the whole episode regarding the  1735 aspirant candidates  whose application were rejected. Blunder? Consider my case as a blunder but what about those who are studying outside Arunachal Pradesh as well as those in interior places where there is no communication and transportation. For me, 1735 aspirant candidates are none other than Arunachalees, did they don't have any right to claim their rights?

On the other side, the commission is stable and will be stable forever but they have a soft heart and sympathy that is why they accepted our heartiest request. If you are interested in debate there are other platforms like Kebang. I am ready to represent 1735 aspirant candidates. I accept there is "Freedom of Speech" but why hide and sending the articles!


Patey Tayum


In nature, the fundamental reason of every individual's existences is to pass on their genes to next generation and ensure its survivability. The varied and complex behaviours exhibited by the various species are the manifestation of this fundamental duty. So we have the cases of infanticides whenever a new male takes over a pride of lions or a troupe of languors. When a new male lion takes over the pride of lioness after defeating its existing alpha male, the first thing he does is to kill all infants born from the earlier male. So that lioness can came in to early estrous and he can mate to pass on his genes to next generations. And till he is strong enough to defend his territory and the lioness, he will ensure his offspring's survivability and will go great extend to defend them- Same is the case when a new alpha male languor takes over a new troupe of languors.

Most of the primates are polygamous by nature, including Humans, which ensures his genes have the maximum chances of survivability. This does not mean that you go on indulging in polygamous behaviors. Since the humans are living in a society with certain ethics which defines your culture and traditions. And the primates never use the tool of polygamy to enhance its political life as we humans do.

So, is polygamy the way of nature? What about monogamous relationships? Why a human, if are polygamous by nature shows maximum monogamous relationships? What are the benefits for being in monogamous relationships'?

In polygamous animal world of lion's, languor's wild buffalo, deer's etc. only those individuals are able to maintain harems of females, who very physically fit and are bold and strong enough to ward off am possible challengers. Such alpha males have to ensure a habitat of sufficient food, shelter and safety for his young ones. Endeavour of maintaining such harems takes great toll of energy from such alpha males, so much so that such males reign does not last very long before a young, strong challenger over takes his harem. To present such eventually especially in lions it has been found that to ensure their reign over the harems and to ensure that their genetic legacy continues, brothers or sometimes even -friends' join together to maintain such harems. It is the case with humans in an ideal society only those individuals who are rich and strong enough can maintain such a life.

Because of such varied challenges in maintaining a polygamous relationships. the evolutionary processes has taught animals like hornbills vulture, sparrow, humans etc the benefits of monogamous relationships. The maintenances of monogamous relationships ensure that off springs from such relationships are of your only. It becomes much easier for the alpha male to provide food, shelter and safety to his off springs which ensures the maximum continuances of his genes. The humans do it by having various rules and regulations in their respective cultures and by enacting laws whereas animals like hornbills, vulture etc are genetically/culturally programmed.

In hornbills to further enhance their monogamous pairing, during breeding season selects a suitable tree hole for the female to lay eggs 'The male with help of his saliva, twigs, leaves, mud etc makes a plaster of wall around the tree hole, such that only the beak of the female can protrude out. This ensures the safely of incubating female and continuances of his genes. Isn't this akin to some of our human cultures where females are not allowed to roam outside their home without a male relative accompanying? The male hornbill collects various food items such as lizards, fruits of various tree species etc for the female and his subsequent chicks. During such sorties, if the male is hunted, the female along with her eggs may eventually die too. Just imagine, the only bread earning member of your family goes to market to buy food for your family and never returns because some people have killed him for his beautiful skin, teeth or hair, so that they can use his skin, teeth or hair on their dresses and home. My dear fellow humans feel and think before you go and hunt a wild animal.

So does this mean animals never cheat in their relationships as we humans do? In animals like primates, an alpha male controls a harem of females. Whereas as rule, females are only supposed to mate with only that alpha male and the alpha male forcefully ensures this dictum. But occasionally it has been noted by numerous primate biologist that this rule is broken by females by mating with other male of the group when the alpha male is not in the vicinity!

But the monogamous animals never break their relationships as we humans do. In animals like vultures, who pair for life, it has been noted that when one of the partner dies, the remaining partner does not bond with any other individual for at least three years. Can we humans remain as truthful as they can'? (The author is a trained Wildlife Biologist from Arunachal Pradesh. He can be contacted at tamodadda@gmail.com)



New associations formed

ITANAGAR, Dec 13: Parang Valley Circle Headquarter Development Committee has been formed with Techi Tagi Tara and Nabam Nikia as Chairman and Chief Parton along with Tana Bapu as member secretary respectively, in a meeting held yesterday.

During the meeting, the house resolved to co-operate with the administration for all round development of the circle.

Dem Village Development Committee has been formed in a meeting held recently with Toko Tegi and Khoda Vijay as Chairman and member secretary respectively.

Meanwhile, responding a memorandum in the development meeting MLA Likha Saaya assured to work for the development of the village.

ZPM Likha Togu stressing upon the need of such committee urged the newly formed committee to work for all round development of the village.


DC calls for proper monitoring

ITANAGAR: 2nd District level Monitoring Committee meeting with all executing agencies, HoDs, Administrative Officers and ZPMs of Kurung Kumey District was held at Koloriang on December 12.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki emphasized to carry out proper monitoring system for effective implementation of schemes to achieve the desired target.

He cautioned that concerned officers would be fined for any lapses on the implementation part and stressed that DMLC should monitor the work consisting of all HoDS, Administrative Officers and ZPMs headed by himself on all the on-going schemes from January 16-22 in various circles of the district.

He further said that SBI Koloriang has been already set up and functioning well. He urged the HoDs to transfer their Bank account from SBI Ziro to SBI Koloriang Branch to operate all kind of government transactions and added that the district treasury office will be shifted from Ziro to Koloriang within January 2010.

He further urged the Officers to be accountable to the public and render their duty and responsibilities with sincerity and honesty.

ZP Chairperson Pisa Gunia advised all the Officers to attend such meeting with all relevant papers and documents and appealed the DC and DPO to give proper directive and instructions to all concerned officers to redress the grievances and quarries made by the PR members.

He further appealed all to give equal importance to all departments and assured to build infrastructure for recreation centre, particularly for officers in order to minimize the isolation syndrome.

DPO Mangdo Babung appealed to all the executing agencies to provide copy of progress report and utilization certificate to the Deputy Commissioner along with project photographs taken at initial, middle and final stage.



ROING: Tagin community in Lower Dibang Valley would celebrate Si-Donyi festival. The community have constituted Tagin Festival Celebration Committee (TFCC) with Rumro Sorum and Tajen Dulom as Chairman and Secretary.  MLA Roing Laeta Umbrey would be the chief guest.

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