December -  25


Police submit FR on Hemawati murder case

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Dec 24: Pasighat Police has submitted the Final Report (FR) of Hemawati Chetry Murder Case.

However, the report was unable to pinpoint anyone for the gruesome murder that left Pasighat numbed. Even the post mortem report did not help in providing any clues.

The parents are still in a state of shock at the loss of their minor child in a gruesome way. With police unable to figure out who had committed the crime, there was no respite for the grieving parents.  

The nine-year-old school girl was hacked to death and her remains were found a day after she went missing on July 1 last year. A class II student of  Government Gandhi Secondary School, she was the second daughter of Ram Kumar Chetry, a casual labourer of Water Resources department.

The Officer- in-Charge of Crime Branch KP Sharma informed that the investigating officers of the case tried their level best to trace vital clues behind the barbaric killing, but they were unable to unearth any even after couple of suspects were interrogated.


BASU, KKSU objects to demand

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: Basar Area Students’ Union (BASU) has strongly protested against the demand made by All Kombo Welfare and Development Society (AKWDS) demanding the arrest of President, Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in connection with manhandling of Jomdo Lona, Vice-principal of GHSS Aalo after Late Tamar Yorpen committed suicide.

It appealed to the authorities of AKWDS to refrain from diluting the deliberation of justice to the bereaved family.

It further called on the authorities for early deliberation of the justice to victim’s family. The Union said that if the President of GSU was victimized, it will resort to indefinite economic blockade at Basar to Aalo road.   

Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) has also condemned All Kombo Welfare and Development Society and its demand for arrest of Galo Students Union president. The union rubbished the allegation against the president and appealed to society to withdraw the complaint lodged by them against the GSU president.


DA reach remote Hane

ITANAGAR: The mobile Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Upper Subansiri reached Hane, the remotest village of Dumporijo circle yesterday.

Eight villages, including old and new Hane, Paja, Param, Paksok and Yudik were covered by the mobile office. S/T, PRC, Income, Birth and renewal of Gun license were issued to the citizens.    

Addressing the people, DC Amiya Abhiyankar said that the purpose of bringing the Mobile office to interior village was to ease the hardship faced by the public as they have to go to the District Headquarter to get their work done.

Tapek Hane, the Anchal Chairperson, Dumporijo Anchal block also addressed the gathering.

The team included DC, ADC, EAC (Jud.),EAC Dumporijo, CO. Daporijo and Gusar along with CDPO Daporijo and Dumporijo and DHO Daporijo.


CoSAAP places demand to CM

ITANAGAR:  Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday and discussed various issues pertaining to state government employees.

In its seven points memorandum, CoSAAP sought grant of TA/DA as per provision of 6th CCS (RP) Rules 2008. It also demanded for transportation and house allowance and adhoc bonus to non gazette employees.  CoSAAP informed Tuki that the demands were earlier submitted to late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.  

It disclosed later that Tuki has assured to look into matter and consider the genuine demands of the federation.


NSCN (K) and ULFA hideout busted

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: A major training camp of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) and ULFA was unearthed and destroyed at Namchik Reserve Forest near Panchum, Kharsang Circle, Changlang on December 23.

The forces completely brought down the camp which was big enough to house 40-50 cadres with 10 temporary huts, two sentry posts. IEDs and explosives were also destroyed by bomb disposal team of 18 Assam Rifles.

However, there have been no arrests made.

On a tip off about the training camps deep in the jungles near Panchum, a plan was chalked out and an operation was conducted by the troops of 18 Assam Rifles to destroy the camp.

AR in a release stated it is a major blow to the organisations.


Tuki attends Congress meeting

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today attended the meeting of organizing committee to commemorate 126 years of INC foundation day and 150 birth anniversaries of Pandit Motilal Nehru and Madan Mohan Malviya.

The events will be organised on December 28 at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar.

Earlier, the Chief Minister met public, party leaders and workers at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here and also attended state level monitoring committee meeting for flagship programme implementation in the state.


AAPTWA decries bandh

ITANAGAR, Dec 24:  All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association today appealed every organization and pressure groups within the state not to opt for bandh call in Capital in future.

Bandh incur nothing but losses, the association said and suggested for peaceful agitation such as dharna and rally. It also appealed to every citizen to come forward to oppose the bandh trend.


Union seeks Common Hall

ITANAGAR, Dec24:   In its representation to the Chief Minister, Students Union of Dera Natung Government College Itanagar today demanded immediate approval for sanction of College Common Hall.  

Stating that the college is running without adequate teachers and poor infrastructure, the union said it would be difficult to run the college and impart quality education under such conditions.

In a release, the union further informed that same proposal was later submitted to the Education Minister Bosiram Siram.

‘Absenteeism hampering development process’

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The panchayat leaders of Yachuli have lodged a complaint of absence from duty against the Executive Engineer, Yazali PWD division  with Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner. In their complaint letter to the DC, the EE has been accused of remaining absent from duty since June 11, 2011. They said that developmental activities of the entire division have been badly affected due to unavailability of the EE.


Boogie Woogie

Itanagar, Dec 24: Upper Subansiri Boogie Woogie district level dance competition kicked off on Dec 23. 34 contestants are taking part in the event.

The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Commissioner A.Abhayankar and Executive Engineer PWD Daporijo Dani Gambo.


Pasighat bandh called off

PASIGHAT, Dec 24: All East Siang District Students Union (AESDU) has temporarily suspended its proposed 24-hour Pasighat bandh called on December 27 after district administration sought time for examining and resolving its demand for relocation and shifting of the JNV site.

According to a DIPRO report, East Siang deputy commissioner Talem Tapok, after holding a threadbare discussion on the issue with various students unions, local administration, senior citizens, gave assurance to the students union to constitute a committee to examine the demand very seriously and resolve it amicably so that developmental activities are not hampered and future generations not suffered.

The committee would be constituted comprising members from Bogong and Bosing Banggos, political leaders, representatives of students unions within the January, 2012 and to take up the committee’s report with the higher authorities of Jawaharlal Novodaya Vidyalaya, the DC assured.

The students union while sticking to its demand said that the college would require more land for its future expansion and urged the administration to suspend the on going construction works. DIPRO


News Impact

Yet another bridge collapse

ROING, Dec 24: A temporary bridge over Deopani River near Roing collapsed when a loaded Truck carrying sands was passing over it today afternoon. All the persons on board along with driver are reported to be safe. The bridge serves as lifeline for Hunli sub-division and Anini.

Around 20 vehicles including passengers, private and Govt Vehicles are stranded on other side of the river.

GREF sources informed that a diversion road will be constructed tomorrow for trafficking of the vehicle as the river water is crossable and the bridge would also be repaired within a week.


Anshu, brand ambassador of Clean India Campaign

Itanagar, Dec 24: Everester Anshu Jamsenpa will be one of the brand ambassadors of Clean India Campaign. The Secretary Tourism Govt of India R H Khwaja confirmed the name of Anshu as one of the Brand Ambassadors of Clean India Campaign 2012-2013.

Ministry of Tourism also nominated Anshu as Co-Chairperson of Travel Trade Group of Clean India Campaign. Her five point presentation on Clean India Campaign was very well received by the members of the house.

Anshu was felicitated by the Ministry of Tourism on 20th Dec last during the function ‘Clean India Campaign’ held in New Delhi. The ‘Clean India Campaign’ was inaugurated by the former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam.

The popular tourist destination Tawang, was set as one of the shining example of clean destination in India.

G N Sinha Principal Secretary Tourism, Director Tourism A K Singh, President Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) Tsering Wange and DTO (Delhi) Adong Moyong represented the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

On December 21, Anshu Jamsenpa was presented a cheque of Rs.5 Lakh by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) New Delhi which was felicitated by Takam Sanjoy MP Arunachal West Constituency. This was a special gift from the Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh as a financial incentive towards her record breaking mountaineering feat.


Dastidar Dada passes away

NAHARLAGUN, Dec 24: Bidyut Kumar Gosh Dastidar, one of the leading figures among the business community in the state, has passed away at Guwahati today.

He had suffered a brain stroke Wednesday afternoon here and was referred outside for treatment.

He was 75, and is survived by his three daughters and innumerable well-wishers.

Popularly known as ‘Dada’, Dastidar, who was witness to October 1962 Chinese aggression, instrumental in popularizing cooperative sector as manager of Apatani LAMPS, mooted the idea of setting up of the State Cooperative Bank by contributing Rs 40,000 from the LAMPS.  

In recognition of his invaluable services to the state, particularly as one of the highest tax payers, the GoAP had conferred State Award (Silver medal) on him in 2009. While Lt. Governor KAA Raja had conferred Certificate of Commendation to him in 1978 in recognition of his meritorious service to the state. The Arunachal Press Club and state’s trade and commerce department had also honoured him.

A senior Congress worker, he was also Chairman, Trade and Commerce and Inter State Relation Cell Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). He rendered selfless service to the party as well as business community, APCC said as it termed his demise a great loss for the state and INC.

He was also associated with Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries for a long time.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki joined the mourners in paying rich tributes to the departed soul. An APCC team led by vice president Padi Hinda laid a wreath on behalf of the CM on the mortal remains here Saturday evening which were brought from Guwahati and kept for the people to pay their last respects.

In his condolence message, Tuki described Dastidar a fatherly figure, who always conscientiously worked for the greater welfare of the people of the state. He would always be remembered for his benevolent nature and multifarious contributions to the state, the message read.

Dada’s close associates parliamentary secretaries Padi Richo and Nabam Rebia, local MLA Techi Kaso, ACCI president Techi Lala and general secretary Tarh Nachung, former MLA Kipa Babu, former ACCI president Habung Payeng and Sunjoy Tasar, Dihi Mihu Mallo, Kameng Ringu (PPA president) besides a team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women led by president Gumri Rinug, Oju Welfare Association chairperson Bini Maya Yanga, Trade & Commerce director Tokong Pertin and an officer of Apex Bank, were among a long list of mourners, who paid floral tributes.

The mourners also included Banderdewa, Nirjuli and Naharlagun BWCs and Itanagar Market Welfare Association, Arunachal Pradesh Chemist & Druggist Association while the traders kept their down shutters down for three hours in mourning. Ziro Chamber of Commerce & Industries along with traders closed down their shutters and prayed for his eternal peace.

He left an indelible mark in state’s cooperative sector by opening fair price shops in remote districts of Lower and Upper Subansiri, Papum Pare and East Kameng districts when the air dropping facilities were withdrawn in 70’s. He was instrumental in setting up of the Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Bank by suggesting to RBI and contributing Rs 40,000 at a cooperators’ meeting at Dibrugarh. He played a pivotal role in pursuing manufacturers based in metropolitan cities to directly supply their products to Arunachal, which resulted in opening up of carrier agencies in the state.

He along with Mallo Tarin founded Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries in 1986 with Tarin as founder president. He served ACCI in various capacities and continued as its chief advisor since 2004.


Anjaw initiates organic certification process

HAYULIANG, Dec, 24: Anjaw – the first district in Arunachal Pradesh to begin the organic certification process after the adoption of the state organic policy in the year 2007 has began the process of implementation of organic certification.

The department Horticulture, Anjaw under the initiative of S.K. Gogoi, DHO has tied up with the leading organic certifying agency – ECOCERT India Pvt. Ltd. based at Aurangabad, Maharastra to undertake the organic certification process for the major horticulture crops such as large cardamom, orange, kiwi, apple and vegetables produced in the district. Initially the organic cultivation and certification process will begin with the “large cardamom” – whose production in Anjaw as per APMC record till 30th Nov,2011 was 150.80 MT with a turnover of  Rs. 6.03 crores approx that too with the harvesting of the large cardamom still under process.

In this regard, training on organic cultivation and certification process was held from December 20 at Community Hall, Hayuliang. It ended yesterday with the field visit of the cardamom gardens in the Chaglagam Valley of the Anjaw district by the representatives of ECOCERT, DHO and his officials, representatives of Amik Matai society(NGO) and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chongkham.

The programme was organized by Horticulture Department, Anjaw to sensitize and train the progressive farmers of the district in organic cultivation and to become certified organic growers.

MLA, Kalikho Pul praised the organizing department officials for initiating the organic cultivation and certification process. Encouraged by the initiative of the Horticulture Department, Anjaw, Pul assured to earmarked the organic cultivation of large cardamom under suitable schemes so that its cultivation acts an alternative source of income for the farmers of Anjaw. The field visit highlighted the problems faced by the progressive farmers in cultivation of the large cardamom which is planned for immediate organic certification. The need for better cultivation methods, collection centres, trainings, pest management, post harvest methods such as traditional drying methods – sun drying and smoking process, segregation, polishing, packaging  and establishment of market yard and better market linkages for good price were felt which needed immediate attention for the progressive farmers of the district.


Ignorance is not an excuse to violate law: DC

National Consumer Day

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: On the occasion of National Consumer Day, on December  24, the Papum Pare district unit of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, organized an awareness programme at Naharlagun with the representatives of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Bazaar Welfare Committee, traders and general public of capital complex region.

Speaking on the occasion Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex Onit Panying, urged upon the trading communities to assert their rights in their individual capacity of being a consumer of goods and services not dealt in by them. He reminded all that ignorance of law is not an excuse for committing any wrong or violation of any law.

Expressing his concern on cleanliness in and around business premises and mushrooming of roadside markets, he requested the trading communities to refrain from establishing roadside stall, shops/bazaar and to keep a check on cleanliness in and around their trading premises.

B.J Dey, Registrar, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, in his keynote address dealt at length about the consumer protection law and requested all to know and exercise their rights and duties as a consumer.

He also called upon the business community that enforcement of legal metrology act and similar other laws are not against any community, rather these laws are for ensuring safeguarding and extending benefits to common citizens.

President, ACCI Techi Lala, expressed his concern about the lack of awareness on consumer protection laws and its benefits guaranteed to common citizen.  Dealing at length on the spurious  and adulterated products available in the market, he requested the traders to be vigilant on selling of such products as that may invite legal complicacies as well as cause personal injuries or health hazards to common citizen. He also proposed the administrative authorities to derive a mechanism for regulating retail price of products, essential commodities in particular with special reference to the conditions prevailing in transportation of goods and services to the far flung and remote corners of the state.

The BWC Naharlagun Chairman, Shillong Tajo requested the traders to derive maximum knowledge on the enforcement of laws. Participating in the discussion General Secretary, BWC, Naharlagun Tok Buttum, urged the traders and general public present to realize their rights and responsibilities and to be sincere in verifying weights and measures and honestly sell goods and services to avoid any legal complicacies, in any form.

During the programme, a two minutes silence was observed to pay homage and respect to B.K. Ghosh Dastidar, Advisor, ACCI.

Debia Tana, Inspector LM&CA, Naharlagun said that the programe was to propagate Consumer Awareness especially on the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the Legal Metrology Act 2009 & the Legal Metrology (General) Rules 2011.   

While Er. Taba Tabin, Inspector LM&CA (HQ) requested the people to carry forward the message of consumerism, its benefits to reach out to each section of the society.


2011: A year of trial and turbulence for Arunachal

Utpal Boruah

Itanagar, Dec 24: 2011 proved to be a year of ‘trial’ and ‘turbulence’ for Arunachal Pradesh, as the Himalayan state was struck by tragedies, political upheavals amidst re-surfacing of stapled visa issue with China.

It was a year of loss for the people of the state as they lost their Chief  Minister Dorjee Khandu in one of the two major helicopter crashes.

In one of the greatest tragedies the state witnessed in the past decades, popular chief minister of the state Dorjee Khandu was killed in a helicopter crash at Luguthang near Tawang, bordering China.

The Eurocopter B3 craft ran by Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited, carrying Khandu and four others went missing on April 30 shortly after take off  from Tawang. The chopper was last in communication with the base when it was overflying Sela Pass, 20 minutes after its take off.

After four days of massive search and rescue operations the wreckage of  the chopper along with five bodies were found at Luguthang. 56-year-old Khandu, who had served in the intelligence wing of the Indian Army, was sworn on April 9, 2007 as the fifth chief minister of the state, replacing Gegong Apang.

Earlier on April 19, a Pawan Hans Mi-17 chopper crashed while landing at Tawang helipad killing 17 people including three crew members while a pilot and other five survived with serious burn injuries.

At least fifteen people died in a bridge collapse at Seppa in East Kameng district on October 29 when they were on a hunting spree to catch an insect locally known as Tari, a tribal delicacy.

Political upheavals started in the state immediately after death of Khandu with two contenders hobnobbing for the coveted post.

The year saw installation of two new chief ministers and internal strife among the members of the ruling Congress.  Immediately after swearing in of Jarbom Gamlin as the new chief minister on May 5, the state witnessed a tense situation following a derogatory report published in two national dailies against the Nyishi community.

Various Nyishi organizations in the state led by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) waged war against the publication and demanded the state government to pursue the case for a logical solution.

Aggrieved over the lackadaisical attitude of the Gamlin-led government, the organizations intensified their movement and launched a series of bandh calls and rallies on the issue which even claimed a life on October 11.

Offices of the Press Trust of India along with a local daily were vandalized by unknown miscreants in the milieu causing tremendous losses to both the establishments.

Dissident activities within the Congress started from the very first day after Gamlin taking the reign of the state. Majority of the Congress legislators led by dissident leader Nabam Tuki made a bee-line to New Delhi, the hub of political power, placing demand for replacement of Gamlin.

Constant pressure from the Congress legislators followed by volatile mass movement in the state by Nyishi organizations including torching of several vehicles besides damaging public properties over the issue, the party’s high command was compelled to think for an alternative which led to the installation of  Nabam Tuki as the seventh chief minister of the state on November 1.

The oft repeated claim of China over Arunachal territory re-surfaced during the year when two Arunachalee sportsmen were prevented by immigration officials from boarding a flight to Beijing on January 12 as they had stapled visas issued by the Chinese Embassy on their passports.

Indian Weightlifting Federation’s joint secretary Abraham K Techi and lifter Yukar Sibi were to visit the country at the invitation of Chinese Weightlifting Association president Menguang for the January 15-17 China weightlifting Grand Prix at Fujian province.

The denial of formal visas to the sportsmen sparked strong protest in the land-locked state with apex students’ body – All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) burning effigies of Chinese Premier Hu Jiantao on several occasions. The students’ body also banned sale of all Chinese products in the state during the year.

Insurgency-hit Tirap and Changlang districts in the state witnessed a series of clashes between both the factions of the NSCN during the year. Four cadres of both the NSCN factions were killed in the districts during the year while three NSCN (IM) and four NSCN (K) cadres were arrested by security forces including surrender of six cadres of Arunachal Naga Liberation Front (ANLF) and a cadre of the NSCN (K).

In another significant development in both the districts, NSCN (K) during the year directed all the 12 elected representatives of those districts to withdraw support from the Dorjee Khandu ministry. The directive of  the rebel outfit evoked strong reactions in the state with various organizations staging protests on several occasions.

The reported move of the Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF), a Nagaland based political party; to spread its wing to the state during the year also sparked strong protest in the state.

The law and order in the state too remained grim in the state with a series of abduction cases reported during the year.

A forest official including one FCI official and the managing director of Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDTCL) were kidnapped by insurgent groups.

While the forest official was released, the body of the FCI official was recovered at Itanagar and the APMDTCL MD is still missing. State police also busted two inter-state gangs of robbers during the year.

2011 remained an eventful year for Arunachal in the sporting arena with two women creating records in mountaineering.

A mountaineering history was created when Arunachalee Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa (32) climbed to the top of the world for a record second time in 10 days flat. She unfurled the National flag and Arunachal logo at the summit of Mt. Everest (29035 ft) on May 21.

A mother of two children, Anshu became the first women in the world to make it to the summit of Mt. Everest twice in one climbing season. She had earlier made it to the summit on May 12.

Anshu was the leader of International Everest Expedition team consisting of 10 members from 6 countries. This was a rare honor for a young female mountaineer from the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Another Arunachalee girl Tine Mena also created a mountaineering record by scaling the world’s highest peak on May 9 by just taking half packet of noodles as her food.

Arunachalee lifter Hitlar Tagru also brought laurels to the state during the year by winning three gold medals in the 6th National Youth Weightlifting Championship.

The state also hosted the seventh National Youth (Boys and Girls) and 48th men and 24th women junior national weightlifting championship on November. The international rafting expedition was also organized in the state during the year.

Longding became the seventeenth district of Arunachal during the year after carving out of the present Tirap district. PTI


Governor, BJP, Bishop extend Xmas greetings

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh has extended warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the joyous occasion of Christmas.

In his message, the Governor expressed his hope that the sacred occasion will inspire all to build a future where all people love one another and live together in harmony, where the children know true joy and where the hopes for peace and prosperity for all are realized.

He called upon every citizen to imbibe Lord’s divine messages in everyday lives and work for peace and tranquility in society and progress of the State.

The Governor wished that the Holy Spirit reinforces the bonds of our composite society and further strengthen our bonds of love and brotherhood.

BJP has also wished the people of the state on the occasion.

The Bishop of Itanagar, Most Rev. Dr. John Thomas extending his Christmas Greetings to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh during the midnight service at Catholic Church Naharlagun said: “Christmas is the celebration of that great event of God becoming man. Since God has sanctified our human nature we must also value it and treasure it. We can do that by loving our fellow human beings without any distinction caused by man-made barriers. It is my fervent hope that this Christmas will be an occasion to reach out to those members of our society who feel marginalized for one reason or another.”

Taking the occasion to wish everyone a Happy New Year, he said that it is also his fervent prayer that all the people of Arunachal will work together in the coming year for the all round development of the State.


Pul appreciates CALSOM initiative

HAWAI, Dec 24: Chief patron of Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) and adviser to Chief Minister of Arunachal, Kalikho Pul inaugurated CALSOM school, library and computer centre here on Friday.

The eight-room school building was built with donation received from Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Pul. The chief patron appreciated CALSOM for doing myriad social service for Mishmi society and encouraged the apex body to continue the drive. Pul also launched the CALSOM website (www.calsom.org).  

 The CALSOM library will cater to the needs of school children appearing for various competitive exams, as it will house study materials and reference books of various all India and state level exams.

 As part of corporate social responsibility, Kalai Power Private Limited contributed five computers for CALSOM computer centre. The computer centre will impart computer education.

The inaugural function attended by Tezu MLA Karikho Kri, CALSOM patron Khapriso Krong, DC Anjaw, DC Lohit, panchayat leaders and student community applauded Mailu Tega, a villager from Chaglagam village for donating one Computer to CALSOM computer centre.


MLA facilitates early rehabilitation & resettlement

BOMDILA, Dec 24: Consecutive visits to the Dam affected areas at Bichom and Yayung and parleys with the NEEPCO authorities by the local Legislator Kumsi Sidisow seems to be paying dividends for the Project Affected People of the Thrizino-Buragaon assembly constituency in the district.

Attending the decisive review meeting of the District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) held in the Deputy Commissioner’s chamber on December 20 last, MLA Sidisow prevailed upon the Executive Director NEEPCO and the HOP Bichom Dam Complex for early release of the balance amount earmarked for the site development of the rehabilitation & resettlement villages of Bichom and Yayung.

Impressing on the need to expedite the resettlement works on war footing, Sidisow called upon the NEEPCO authorities to voluntarily implement the Corporate Sector Responsibilities for the welfare of the project affected people as support and co-operation of the locals is a must for the success of any venture.

Assuring to work in tandem with the local populace and to accelerate the pace of the rehabilitation & resettlement of the affected people, Executive Director NEEPCO asked the local Engineering departments executing the Power and Drinking water supply and the construction part to set an example by attaining the physical and financial target. Adhering to the guidelines and maintaining quality of work is of paramount interest and importance, he concluded.

As a follow up action to the decisions and matters agreed upon in the review meeting of the DLMC, Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi accompanied with the concerned officers made the site inspection the day before. DIPRO


NCC annual training camp concludes

PASIGHAT, Dec 24: The 10 days combined annual National Cadet Corps (NCC) training camp organized by 22 AP (I) COY, NCC Pasighat concluded at New CRPF Camp here on Thursday evening.

As many as 500 cadets, both boys and girls, from Bomdila, Rupa, Tezu, Pasighat, Basar, Aalo, Likabali and Dhemaji of neighboring state Assam took part in the camp where collective training with emphasis on discipline, physical fitness, leadership qualities, developing comradeship and self-confidence were imparted to the cadets under active supervision of the Camp Commandant Col. P.C. Jha and Dy. Camp Commandant Lieutenant (Dr.) K.K. Mishra (NCC Officer, JNC, Pasighat

Attending the concluding day function, East Siang deputy commissioner Talem Tapok said that NCC being a largest youth organization in the country, imparts a great deal of training to the cadets to develop them into men of high standards. According to Tapok, it was a great opportunity to get acquainted themselves with the real life of the armed forces and to live like them. It teaches to respect each others’ religion and propagate nationalism.

He stressed on discipline, dedication, determination, leadership and respect for the country and conveyed his thanks to the organizer to boost the personality of the cadets.

Soon after witnessing a cultural-nite presented by the cadets the DC awarded the winning cadets of various competitions conducted during the camp with medals and certificates.

Earlier, East Siang superintendent of police Pushpendra Kumar motivating the trainees said the actual motive of the training was to develop qualities like social service, team spirit, leadership, discipline and self confidence. The cadets are taught to march and salute, drill, use of real weapons and learning to fire a gun is a thrilling experience.

Dr. Tarik Talom General Hospital, Pasighat imparted training on first-aid and various precautionary measures on malaria, TB, HIV/AIDs etc through power-point presentations.

The concluding day function included campfire, cultural presentation and prize distributions. DIPRO

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