December 05

Medal winning karate players felicitated

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: The karate players of Upper Subansiri District Wado Kai Club, Daporijo, who have won medals in the 11th Wado Kai International Karate Championship in Daman (UT of Daman and Diu) recently, have been felicitated by Upper Subansiri Karate Do-Association in a function at Singik Hall, Daporijo on November 28.

The medal winning players are, Mima Bui, gold in senior individual (+55 kg) kumite and bronze in kata, Tatu Nilling, gold in senior (-55kg) and silver in kata, Taro Cheging, gold in junior (14-15 years) individual kumite and silver in kata, Tajar Nilling, gold in (16-17 years) junior individual kumite and silver in kata.


Health awareness camp organized

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: A general health awareness camp was organized by Lotong Banggo Students’ Union (LBSU) in collaboration with District Vector Borne Disease Control Officer, Tezu, Seva Kendra Maio and Oasis at Silatoo Middle School under Lekang circle of Namsai sub-division.

The programme mainly focused on HIV/AIDS, vector borne diseases and personal hygiene. Free malaria test and Hepatitis-B virus (HBV) screening were also done on more than 2000 individuals, including students and villagers out of which about 100 persons were tested positive for malaria. District Hospital Tezu provided life saving medicines to the patients.

Union Minister Ninnong Ering and DVBDCO Dr. J Ado extended all support and necessary help in organizing the camp successfully.


Exposure visit

CHANGLANG, Dec 4 : The  District Administration initiated a new beginning for overall development of students when recently 42 students selected on the basis of merit amongst schedule tribe and schedule caste community from Class VII & VIII, from seven block of Changlang district were sent for exposure visit to Shillong.

The team escorted by Limpoi Mossang, District Coordinator (SSA), Chumten Mossang CRCC and Bishnu Sharma.

The student with their new vigour, experience and knowledge gained from the exposure visit, sent feed back to the district administration.


Army conducts medical camp at Kheiti

KHONSA, Dec 4: Army Garrison at Khonsa today as a part of the ongoing "Operation Sadbhavana" proj-ect yet again conducted another medical camp at Kheiti village in Tirap district.

The programme was organized in association with District Health Society Tirap. Free medicines, Rapid malaria test, hepatitis screening, Sugar test, blood grouping Hemoglobin estimation and ECG were the diagnostic given to the people.

927 people attended the camp from Kheti, Thincha and Sanliam villages.

The Chief of Kheiti and GB of Thincha also attended the camp and extended their gratitude to the Army and assured their cooperation in future also. DIPRO


NEZ Cong Seva Dal training camp

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Altogether 1200 trainees and officials from Congress Seva Dal of all the eight North Eastern states are participating in the week-long North East Zonal Congress Seva Dal Training Camp that began at A-sector, Naharlagun on December 01 last.

The camp inaugurated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in the presence of Finance Minister Chowna Mein, Chief Organizer, All India Congress Seva Dal and others, it will conclude on December 7 next.


Podi Barbi greetings

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki conveyed festival greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Podi-Barbi and expressed their hope that the festivity will usher-in happiness, good harvest and prosperity in the society.

In his message, Governor said that festivals form an essential part of the cultural life of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Celebration of the festival carries forward the tribe's vibrant and rich cultural heritage and traditions. He hopes that Podi-Barbi will further strengthen the cultural assets of Ramo, Pai-Libo and Bokar communities.

On this joyous occasion, Governor offered prayers to Almighty to invoke blessings for all.

While greeting the people on the festive occasion, Tuki wished that the agricultural festival would beget peace and prosperity amongst all communities of the state.  "I join in welcoming the agriculture season with my Ramo, Pai-Libo and Bokar brethrens of Mechukha sub-division and pray for a bumper harvest in the coming year," he said in a message this evening.

Tuki offered prayers that the legendary 'Cicada' like migratory insect, as believed by the communities, bring in prosperity and happiness for all.

As the festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving to Mother Nature for the abundant harvest and offer prayers for another bumper harvest and hunting season, the Chief Minister expressed faith that the celebration will mark another joyous year devoid of hunger, sickness and misery.

"Let's all join our brothers and sisters of Ramo, Pai-Libo and Bokar communities on this joyous occasion and strengthen our bond of unity in diversity," he appealed.


Minister donates van to District Hospital

TEZU, Dec 4: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering visited Tezu yesterday. He was accorded a warm reception by the Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk, HoDs, officers, officials, Panchayat leaders and public leaders at Circuit House.

He reviewed the overall developmental activities in the district with the Deputy Commissioner, District Planning Commissioner and other department heads.

Meanwhile, under MP LAD (East Parliamentary Constituency-2) the Minister donated a Hearse Van to the District Hospital, Tezu. The van will be used to carry and transport the death bodies to cemeteries or to the individual funeral homes.

The key of the Van was handed over to Lohit District Medical Officer K. Basar in presence of the Deputy Commissioner and other officers and public leaders. DIPRO


Tawang mourns death of T T Lama

TAWANG, Dec 4: The officers and staffs and allied offices of Tawang headquarters assembled in the office premises of the DC Office Tawang today to condole the sudden demise of Thupten Tsewang Lama, Superintendent of Police (SIT) who died November 30 last at Bomdila.

The members observed two minutes silence and prayed to the almighty god for eternal peace of his departed soul and to accord strength to all the family members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

Earlier, all the local Monpa officers of the district assembled in the office premises of the DC to condole the sudden demise of Late Thupten Tsewang Lama. DIPRO


Union demands solution to Longding GHSS problems

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The Wancho Students' Union has alleged state education department of depriving Govt. Higher Secondary School, Longding.

In a release, it said, the school has only 17 teaching staffs for 1700 students which has become problematic. Besides there is no science laboratory and commerce branch which is compulsory in today's life. It has no UDCs, no LDCs, peon and night chowkidar, the union said while urging for immediate creation for a post of DDSE in the district to meet the needs of its education scenario.

Also blaming the representatives of the district for the poor condition of the school, it warned of launching democratic movement like bandh calls if the condition of the school continues to be the same.


AWKSU asks for full-fledged principal at Govt. College

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The All West Kameng Students Union has requested the Director Higher & Technical Education to post full fledged principal and sufficient lecturers for the Bomdila Govt College. Director Higher & Technical Education, Joram Begi assured to look into the problems of the college when the members of AWKSU appraised him today at his office, stated a release.

Further, the AWKSU also met the Director School Education, Tapang Taloh and apprised him of the problems faced at Govt Higher Secondary School Nafra and Buragaon Govt Secondary School. The schools were running without any senior teachers and principals, added the release. The DSE assured to look into the problems faced by the schools and post teachers as soon as possible.


Indigenous Faith day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The Indigenous Faith Day was celebrated by people of Kamporijo circle at Tamen-Boasimla Nyedar Namlo ground with traditional fervour. The day was marked by cultural competition comprising of folk dances and folk songs, stated a release.

Nido Tagam, Development Chairman Raga Constituency attended as the chief guest while Itanagar Municipal Councillor, Kabak Tacho attended as the guest of honour in the celebrations, stated a TBNNWC release.


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Celebrate abilities of differently abled persons: First Lady

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: First Lady of Arunachal Pradesh Jyotsna Sharma  today said that the International Day of the People with Disability should be the day to celebrate the abilities of differently abled persons. She added that it should not only be just a ritualistic celebration, but an opportunity for all to pause and look both at what has been achieved, and what is still left to do.  The First Lady was addressing the inaugural function of celebration of World Day for the differently abled at Donyi Polo School for Hearing and Visually Impaired, Chimpu here today.

She pointed that although some steps in terms of equalization of opportunities for persons with disability have been taken, but there is a long way to go to ensure that people with disability around the world live with dignity.

Conveying good wishes of the Governor to the all children of the State on the special occasion of International Day for Disabled Children, First Lady appealed to all to  join hands and thoughts and endorse the United Nations Theme for the year 'Breaking barriers, open doors: For an Inclusive Society for All'.

First Lady advised the parents of the special children not to tag their family as a 'disabled family'. She said that an important quality that they need to nurture in their child is self-determination. Children who develop this quality have a sense of control over their lives and can set goals and work to attain them. Self-determination is important for all children. She added that researchers have found that students with disabilities who also have high levels of self-determination are more likely to become adults who are employed, satisfied with their lives, living independently, or with support, outside of their family homes.

Citing Sudha Chandran, one of the most accomplished and acclaimed dancers of the Indian subcontinent, Stephen William Hawking, the British theoretical physicist, whose world-renowned scientific career spans over 40 years or Helen Adams Keller the American author, political activist and lecturer and expert maker of the traditional bangle Michi Omo, First lady said that given proper guidance, the differently abled persons can excel.

First lady commended the Donyi Polo Mission for its dedicated philanthropic services in the State. She called upon every member of the society to support the endeavour of the mission. First Lady asked the parents and guardians to send their differently abled children to the special schools of the Mission. Dr. Shalini Verma, Secretary WCD, SJE & Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh said that the occasion is to showcase the abilities of differently abled children. She exhorted the children to fight against negative attitude of the society towards them by working harder and displaying their special quality. 'Aap Hai Hamara Taare Zameen Par', she hailed.

Former Chief Minister and Chairman of Donyi Polo Mission and founder of the special schools Gegong Apang and Secretary, Donyi Polo Mission SK Singh briefed on the initiatives and endeavours of the Mission.

Earlier ushered by Principal, DPMSH&VI, Chimpu H. Sharma, the First Lady visited the classrooms, Weaving / activity room, audio-logical diagnostics room and science room of the school. She saw the craft works and also interacted with the children.

A cultural programme was presented on the occasion, which included welcome presentation, danced by hearing impaired students and sung by visually impaired ones. A ghazal was presented by Master Rei Koyu, who is receiving three year scholarship for ghazal. Alumni were present on the occasion. PRO, Raj Bhavan.



Buddha relics arrives in Lohit

Thousands throng to pay obeisance

TENGAPANI, Dec 04: The 2,568-year-old relics of Lord Buddha arrived in the religious township of Chongkham in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh, predominantly inhabited by Mahayana Buddhists, on its third leg in the state here today.

The relics escorted by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu, curator KKS Deori, assistant chemist Satish Kumar Jaiswal & head modeller RK Rai of National Museum and group of rinpoches were received by thousands of devotees including monks led by Union MoS (Minority Affairs) Ninong Ering, Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi, a host of ministers including Finance Minister Chowna Mein, lawmakers, tourism secretary Sonam Chombey, Lohit deputy commissioner Rajiv Takuk and SP Tume Amo.

The devotees pulled the car carrying National Museum staff holding the relics in a procession for few kilometres. Many spread new cloths with flower on the road for the Lord's blessing and the devotees on both side of the road jostled with each other to have glimpse of the relics. A traditional welcome was given at the entrance of the Golden Pagoda where it was installed in a bullet proof glass enclosure.

A massive security blanket was spread around and within the venue for the safety of the national treasure, taken out in India for the second time after Ladakh.  One it was taken to Sri Lanka for exposition too.

Before the rituals by the Rinpoches, Mein, who founded the Pagoda in February 2010, in his address to the gathering said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh have been blessed as the relics would bring greater welfare, peace and prosperity for the entire living beings on the earth. He lauded Union Cultural Affairs Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch, National Museum Director General Venu V, Rev T G Rinpoche, Pema and Sonam for their infinitives for the relics to reach the state.

"This is an opportunity which many not come in 100 or 200 years," he said, adding lakh of devotees from within and outside the state are expected during the eight-day exposition beginning from December 6 next. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy are scheduled to pay their obeisance to the relics.  "This is a lifetime opportunity and the participants are witnessing history. With the arrival of Lord Buddha the land and the people have been blessed," the DC added.     

Though 400-year-old Tawang Monastery had put this Himalayan in global tourism map but the arrival of the relics brought the religious tourism of the state to forefront. However, religious tourism has been redefined by this unique event.

Over 30,000 devotees of the epistle of peace visited the Tawang Monastery (November 19-24) to pay their obeisance to the relics during its exposition there while over 40,000 visited Bomdila Monastery (Nov 24-Dec 4) believing that Lord Buddha had arrived their places.



GBs are symbol of justice, peace and development: DC

PASIGHAT, Dec 04: Gaon Burahs and Buris are the symbol of justice, peace and development, said East Siang Deputy Commissioner in-charge Rajesh Panyang while addressing the 3rd Convention of the Ramle Banggo Gaon Burah Welfare Association (RBGBWA), held at  Namey village today.

He lauded the Gaon Burah institution as a pioneer in delivering justice at the grass-roots level for ages.

He also said that the institution has withstood the test of time "as an agent of the district administration despite absence of comprehensive written records on justice delivery system". The institution is an integral part of Arunachalee society and is an example of democratic self governance. GBs are playing a major role in the development of the state by dispensing justice in their respective villages which ensures peace, he said.

Customary law teaches us peaceful coexistence and therefore it should be preserved and protected, Panyang opined and further instructed the GBs to be always sincere and impartial. Further, he advised the GBs to establish good relationship with the people of neighboring state of Assam too which minimize border disputes and create conducive atmosphere to live. He also advised GBs to go along with other agents of administration and to avoid conflicts to deliver justice at their level. Earlier, retired IAS officer Oshong Ering shared his vast experiences and advised all to take full advantages of the convention. They have been serving the state for more than hundred years on development and judicial matters and are still retaining their importance. According to Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulations of 1945 which elaborates about the power and responsibilities, GBs are responsible for all the developmental and law and order related duties in the village. Being representatives of the government in the village they are bound by all the government instructions issued time to time, stated Ering. He appreciated the efforts of B Jumi Riram and Tari Dabii president and General Secretary respectively of RBGBWA for organizing the convention which would bring many resolutions for betterment of the society.

Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Tako Dabii said that all inhabitants of the village are bound to aid HGB/GB when required for maintenance of peace and order and apprehending offenders. He further stated that there are some differences between the traditional/customary laws and laws practiced in the Civil Law Courts but both should be continued to exist in their respective fields. He advised the GBs to deliver justice without fear and favour which would help the administration minimize the large number of cases coming up for hearing at the district  level and check unnecessary expenses to attend the cases. He also said that GBs should work hard and extend better services to the society upto the government's expectations. They must be well versed in Adi and other customary law.

Among others, ZPM Kenyom Dabii and local leaders Jirgi Kadu and Marbom Doye also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO



BJP team reaches China border

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) team on its third leg of "Sarhad Ko Pranam Yatra" visited Malinye via Italin and Mabuen via Anini, the last villages along Indo-China border, yesterday and interacted with the villagers and Gaon Burahs on various developmental issues.

During the interaction, the villagers apprised the visiting BJP team about their various problems, such as lack of road, telecommunication, health, education, safe drinking water facility, and urged the party to take up the matter with government for early redressal of their problem.

Later, addressing an executive body meeting of the party's Dibang Valley district unit yesterday, state BJP president Tai Tagak called upon the party workers and leaders to reach out to the people at grassroots level and highlight the skyrocketing prices of all essential items due to corruption in Congress government. He exhorted them to make more efforts to further strengthening the party organization at all level to ensure victory of the party in the ensuing Lok Sabha election for change.



Mouling tea makes record at charity auction

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Mouling Tea - an organic orthodox tea from Upper Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh fetched Rs 73,000 a kg at the grand charity auction held at Guwahati on Tuesday.

According to reports published in a section of national daily, the Wagh Bakri Tea Group, the Gujarat-headquartered tea giant, made the successful bid for the 38 kg of tea from the Mouling Tea Processors at Rs 73,000 per kg, which was being touted as a record bid.

Rossell Tea estate at Bokakhat and Siang Tea and Industries Private Limited of Arunachal Pradesh also sold their tea at the highest amounts, with bids fetching Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,080 per kilogram respectively. The bids were won by Capital Tea Marketing and Godfrey Phillips India.

The Grand Charity Tea Auction was organized by the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre on World Disability Day to sell 27,000 kg tea. The proceeds from the auction will go to three organizations working for the differently-abled. Veteran actor Victor Banerjee's blind school at Moran, Sishu Sarothi which is an inclusive society for children and persons with disabilities and Vaani, a deaf children's foundation operating in Assam, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram and West Bengal will be beneficiaries of the auction fund.

Apart from politicians including Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi,  Commerce and Industry Minister Pradyut Bordoloi and buyers from all over the country, guests from the fashion world and wildlife world, too were present on the occasion.



Family members of 1962 war martyr N Tebi felicitated


NAHARLAGUN, Dec 04: The family members of 1962 war martyr Nyelam Tebi were felicitated for the supreme sacrifice made by Tebi in the service of the motherland.

In a glittering function themed 'Sarhad ko Sanman' organized by Sanskar Bharti at Hotel Tosum here today, NES general secretary Tarh Taming expressed regret over the mistake of the organizing committee involved in the 'Sarhad ko Swaranjali' by not felicitating the martyr's family during the mega event on November 24 last.

"Nyelem Tebi is a martyr and will always be remembered for his sacrifice," Taming said.

Praising Sanskar Bharti, he said all martyrs deserve recognition from the society, and that such events would boost the morale of the soldiers besides inspiring youths to do something for the motherland.

Describing martyr Tebi as the pride of the Nyishi community, ANSU president Sikka Gapak suggested that a statue be constructed to honour him properly. He also requested the GoAP to add Nyelem Tebi on the Tawang war memorial on which his name is written as Tebi Dafla.

"It's really very sad that though we fought and succeeded in putting the true name of our tribe in the Constitution, the word 'Dafla' is still attached to Tebi's name. Many Arunachalee soldiers died in the 1962 war, but because of the wrong nomenclature used during those days to address the tribes from Arunachal, we find it difficult to identify them," Gapak said.

He exhorted Sanskar Bharti, students and research scholars alike to conduct thorough research to trace the names of all the Arunachalee martyrs of that war, saying, "The glories of the unknown heroes need to be sung about."

Earlier, former home minister Neelam Taram highlighted the life of Tebi and his achievements, while former state BJP president Taba Hare said now there is proof that Arunachalee people also sacrificed their lives for the motherland, "and we should feel proud of it."



Seminar on ‘strategy to mitigate disaster in NE'

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: A national seminar on "Strategy to mitigate disaster in Northeastern region" with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh and training on disaster management were held in Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai.

The seminar covered topics like, Site Specific Case Studies including instrumentation, monitoring and early warning system, Causative factors and their implication on local and regional development, coping with the effects of climate change in inducing disasters, mitigation strategy and disaster management, and capacity building and community participation and response.

Nearly 55 delegates representing the education department, Central Agricultural University, Border Roads Organization, Water Resources Department, faculties of various colleges and local administration attended the seminar.

The seminar recommended for starting certificate/diploma/degree courses in Disaster Management at the Namsai Campus of the Arunachal University of Studies from January 2014. Students admitted for different courses in disaster management will have to carry out field project work in their respective areas, which will lead to preparation of vulnerability map of the respective area leading to finalisation of vulnerability atlas of Arunachal Pradesh in phased manner, it recommended.

It was proposed that the School teachers and students at the Government Senior Secondary Schools may be encouraged for the installation of the Rain Gauge Equipment in the school premises through the training program and carryout the project work by recording rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind direction, etc in the project mode. This will create a database for future studies.



DDSE makes extensive tour, non-performing teachers taken  to task

AALO, Dec 4: The West Siang DDSE Tomi Doke accompanied by BEOs Komli Lollen and Eraxon Tajom visited four administrative Circle of Basar, Tirbin, Liromoba Yomcha to get first hand knowledge of functioning of all the Primary School, Upper Primary School and Hr. Secondary Schools in far-flung area recently.

The team also interacted with PRI leaders/SMC of respective area on actual position, requirement of teachers and their duties in those areas. The inspection team observed serious irregularities among the teachers in many schools where teachers come to school in the name of attendance for an hour only and even issue Transfer Certificate deliberately to make the school zero enrollment and make it defunct to remain duty free.

Some teachers tie up with and please PRIs and /SMC/BEOs/BRCs/CRCs who are the direct agents of DDSE on absenteeism and irregularities for which the district authority has to bear the brunt of backlashes. There are some more local teachers who have been posted to interior areas few days back like Ligo, Bopu, Doko Putu, Daba Gamlin, Aker Yomgam, Kadai Yomgam area but found to be at district headquarters. This trend has led to withdrawal of students and admission in private schools due to dereliction of duties among the teachers. There are hardly few teachers who are discharging their duties effectively in the remote areas.

Taking strong exception of such gross irregularities and playing with the fortune of innocent students, altogether sixteen teachers have been taken to task depending on gravity of negligence by holding  Salaries of some teachers, conversion of whole absent period  into Earned Leave and even to the extent of recommending the names both Regular and SSA teachers to State Project Director, SSA, Rajya Mission, DSE and DEE for discontinuation of services as they are not at all fit to serve this important department and to open up  Job opportunities to committed intellectuals.

In another administrative reshuffling, Kela Ronya, Monya Ronya, Primary School, Doko Putu primary School, Rikpu Ronya Primary School, Seri Likar Pry School and Belo Ronya Pry School have been shifted  from Educational jurisdiction of Liromoba to Yomcha BRCC/CRCC for convenience as desired by the people of these villages to do away poor supervision and monitoring by BEO, Liromoba.

The ADC, Yomcha has been requested to issue notice to EACs, BEOs, ZPMs, BRCC, CRCC Liromoba and Yomcha regarding shifting of above reshuffle. DIPRO



Mahila Congress is the backbone of INC: Tuki

YAZALI, Dec 4: Even as national capital Delhi went to polls today, a huge Mahila Congress Rally was organized here at picturesque Yazali valley and addressed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. A massive conglomeration of women Congress workers from four districts of Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Papum Pare vowed their allegiance to INC in what can be described as beginning of the campaign trail for the 2014 Assembly elections by the strong women brigade.

"Mahila Congress is the backbone of INC for INC is the only party that truly acknowledges the role of women in a society and therefore is committed to their empowerment," said Tuki in his address to the Mahila Congress workers.

To prove his point Tuki reminded that it was former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who initiated the 33 per cent reservation for women in the local self governments as well as within the party. He reiterated that Congress in the state was also committed to empowerment of women in all fields.

The Chief Minister also pointed that the Congress Government had promptly constituted the State Commission for Women to deal with women related issues as a statutory body with quasi-judicial powers and functions.

In its bid to fulfill the commitment to provide safety and security to women, he said, for the first time perhaps in the country, a all-women police station was established in the state capital. Further, the government has approved establishment of women cells in all police stations in the district headquarters besides one at the Police Headquarters. For this, 180 lady constables and 20 lady sub-inspectors are being recruited in the first phase.

Tuki also highlighted several initiatives undertaken under his leadership during the last two years like Vidya, National Food Security Act, patronage to women self help groups, houses for destitute women, Loin Loom Scheme, football and volleyball trophy, provision of sanitary napkins to girl students, two more nursing schools in the state.

He urged the women delegates to take a cue from former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi as well as Delhi Chief Minister Sheela Dikshit, who have become the embodiment of womanhood in the party as well as in the country. He expressed hope that with sincere and dedicated efforts of the Mahila Congress, INC will come back to power in the state and help UPA retain the government in the Center.

The rally was also attended by MP Takam Sanjoy, Parliamentary Secretaries Nabam Rebia, Padi Richo and Likha Saaya, MLA Techi Kaso, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Hage Kobing, Mahila Congress State President Yari Dulom, Vice President Tadar Yedir, Lower Subansiri District Congress Committee President Kime Neme, Kurung Kumey District Mahila Congress President Bengia Chuma, Uppar Subansiri DMCC President Sigum Ligu, Papum Pare DMCC President Techi Dumsap, Lower Subansiri DMCC President Toko Yaram and other party workers and members.



DC makes unannounced visit to schools

ROING, Dec 04: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar made a surprise inspection of the Govt. Secondary School, Koronu accompanied by Kalyani Namchoom, EAC and Kabang Apum, CO today. He was dismayed to find the classes empty at 12 noon except for one Class. He warned the teachers to complete the VIIth period as per the class routine of the school and to run the schools full day, if not he cautioned to initiate disciplinary action against them.

Learning from the record that the CBSE (Class X) result of the school was very poor in previous years, he further asked the teachers to pay extra attention to improve the result.

Deputy Commissioner while interacting with the students of Class IX learnt that the students have never seen computer though Computer subject are being included in their syllabus. Practical classes for Science Subjects are also conducted hardly due to non-availability of Laboratory equipments, the student informed the DC.  

Teachers present during his visit informed the Deputy Commissioner that classes were empty as the student has left for the lunch break. They also informed that due to non-posting of Computer teacher in the school, Computer classes could not be taught to the student.

Deputy Commissioner also inspected an NGO run Non-Residential School at Injonu Village under Koronu Circle. The Non-Residential School is being run by an NGO, KERA-AA Society. 45 students including both boys and girls are residing in the Non-Residential School. It was informed by the School teacher that the NGO run School is facing difficulties due to absent of proper drinking water connection, improper wiring and absent of security fencing. DC assured to take up the matter with the concern departments.

Meanwhile, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Assistant Commissioner and Mizom Lego, DDSE flagged off the 6th trip of the exposure visit cum educational tour of the students conducted under SSA District, Lower Dibang Valley District Mission. About 40 students of class VI-VIII from four different schools viz. Iduli, Abali, Yibuk and Sidhu Govt Middle Schools are participating in the exposure visit. Assistant Commissioner while interacting with the students asked them to share their experiences and things they would learnt with the fellow students after coming back from the tour. Altogether 217 students of various Govt Schools of the district has benefitted from the educational tour conducted by the SSA Zilla Mission in the district till date.  DIPRO



Girl students get self-defence training

ITANAGAR, Dec 04: About 50 students of Kastuba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hawai were given a month’s martial art (karate) training for self defence by All Anjaw Karate -Do Association (AAKA) at community hall, Hawai from November 2.

Addressing the girl students on the closing ceremony AAKA president Bredenso Yun appreciated the girl students for undergoing the training and learning karate within very short period of time. While highlighting the importance of martial arts, especially for women, in warding off any trouble, he explained the scope of the karatekas and recent achievements of karate players of the district in particular the state as a whole. He, however, suggested the students to give top priority to their studies. The AAKA president also advised the karate players to not misuse the art and maintain strict discipline and practice hard for improving their performance.

Anchal Samity Member Badyolum Yun suggested students to take full advantage of such opportunity and practice hard to hone their hidden talents. He thanked AAKA for conducting the coaching camp, especially for the girl students.

CALSOM women’s wing secretary Bijailu Minin and cultural secretary of All Anjaw Mishmi Women Welfare Society also addressed the meeting and advised the students to work hard to achieving success in the chosen field.

The coaching was organized by AAKA after receiving an official request from the School authority of KGBV and Education Department, according to an AAKA release.

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A new trend

Nine months ahead of the Assembly elections in 2014, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), the lone regional party in the state, yesterday sprung big surprise by declaring its only legislator from Roing Laeta Umbrey as its chief ministerial candidate. In a first of its kind, this decision of PPA has set new trend. Never before in the history of state politics such step has ever been taken by a political party.

Only time will tell whether PPA manages to win enough seat to form government in the state but this initiation has set people talking. It will be great for the people of Arunachal if ruling Congress and principal opposition party BJP also declares their CM candidates before assembly election. In such situation people will get better idea about who is going to lead them for next 5 years. The Delhi assembly election witnessed three chief minister candidates which include Dr Harsvardhan (BJP), Arvind Kejriwal(AAP) and Sheila Dikshit(Congress) campaigning vigorously to put forward the ideas of their respective parties. We can dream of similar trend in our state provided BJP and Congress name their CM candidates.

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Family being harassed for no fault

Dear Editor,

Day before yesterday a incident of criminal trespass took place in my private residence. The  Officers of the Director Research was brought forcefully by the goons to inspect my house. It is not known whether the Officers were authorized by the Department for such inspection outside the boundary wall of department. This morning surprisingly in the press release, it was published by Student Organization on the above subject which has no connection with the students welfare and they came with criminal intention only on the side of my residence whereas there are many others nearby Itafort where private and Govt, buildings are standing very close. It is clear from this incident that the trespassers who came to my resident had an intention to take revenge for the Official action taken against their relatives and it has surprised me because since, long time there was cordial atmosphere between the department and my family residing outside their boundary as like others. Since, my occupation in the said area in the year 1986 gradually I had developed the said land in the present position and during these period I never received any official complaint from the department regarding encroachment. I also never saw any notice board of the notification in my boundary. I’ was told by the visiting Officers that the trespassers brought him to my private residence by force after they were shown the boundary of the Itafort area. I believe that there was no official direction to verify my private residence area, but taking the name of the Research Department a news item was published to illegally authenticate their ill motives to tarnish the image of my husband Talo Potom.

The family members has nothing to do with the act which my husband might have carried out in his official capacity and such sudden visit to my private residence without permission from the House Guard and owner of the residence on 2nd December’2013 has given mental harassment and caused un-repairable damaged to the image of my family.

Now, as regards to the encroachment case I beg to inform that earlier also there was a complaint in the year 2010 after the arrest of criminal in the case of demolition/ damage of Govt. Forest Nursery at Naharlagun and the criminal engaged his relatives to lodged complaint to the Chief Minister in the year 2010. Accordingly the then Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner to physically visit the site and submit a detailed report to him urgently. The verification report pertaining to the complaint was lodged by three person namely Kipa Hipik, Kipa Tayu and Kipa Tame against my husband Talo Potom of ESS- Sector, Itanagar for encroachment of National Monument (Itafort] at ESS-Sector, Itanagar. In pursuance with the complaint and endorsement by the Chief Minister on 16thDecember’2010, received by him on 27th December, 2010, he had physically visited the above complaint site on 28thDecember’2010 and found as under-

h.The National Monument (Itafort}, at ESS-Sector is bounded with fencing and security wall.

i.The area distance from monument to the security wall is Approx. 45 mtrs.

j. Beyond the security wall, land under possession of Shri Talo Potom.

Some portion of the area is found to be leveled by excavator/JCB 5 (five) years back.

k. Presently small portion of his possessed land adjacent to Itafort has been excavated for widening of his parking area and play ground.

1. Physically there is no encroachment on National Monument and not destroying the Itafort security wall.

m. Photographs submitted by the complainant in SI. No. (2)(3)(4) are intact.

n. The photograph at SI. No. (1) is found to be showing excavated portion but within allotted area of 10x50 Sqm to Shri Talo Potom, vide Govt, allotment No. LRB-092118/95.

"Overall inspection report of the Deputy Commissioner, ICC, Itanagar, was that there is no encroachment and destruction of security wall"

The present complaint is of the same nature which was published in the news paper today. Hence, I cannot be troubled every time for the every official act of my husband. I don't know whether action is taken against the offender who blocks the public road and damage the VIP road. I don't think that it is right on the part of student organization to carry out the revengeful act against  someone who is not connected to the case like me and my children. I was told by my husband that the brother of Techi Hitler, who was arrested for damaging VIP road at Itanagar was asked to be released by the President of APPDSU. This request was denied which annoyed him and so, he has started taking the revenge upon in this manner. If the student organizations are meant for such act then no officer on this earth will stop such criminal act and no justice will be delivered to the law abiding citizen of the state.

Above all, after being appointed as a Chief Estate Officer, my husband asked all the departments to submit the detail reports of their land and assets through the Chief Secretary, Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh. I am told that in response the Research Department nowhere mentioned any encroachment of the Itafort. Under his direction the Public Premises Protection Force, has visited the Research Office, to enquire about any encroachment but they didn’t mentioned about the encroachment as alleged in the news paper.

Everybody knows that there are 3 (Three) Forts in Itanagar, in which the commonly visible is the one located at Bank Tinali Police Station side. The highway and private buildings including the police station have been constructed by earth cutting the Itafort and I suppose that no action is proposed against these persons. Secondly, the Itafort of Raj Bhawan, is also facing the same situation for which no such complaint has been lodged against the Raj Bhawan. Numerous other earth cutting have been done near fort also and no complaint was lodged as it is seen in the news paper. My residence is at a distance of 100 mtr. There are many other buildings both Govt and Private for which no action has been initiated against those persons. Hence, the publication made in news paper against my husband and action of the criminal’s trespassing into my private residence and also creating nuisance and giving mental harassment is totally inhuman and unconstitutional act for which god will not forgive them.

In the light of above mentioned facts and circumstances I humbly request the APPDSU not to use the student organization for the sake of the personal revenge and if authorities remove all the structures from 3 Itafort area, I will be the first person to cooperate with Govt, as per the provision of the Govt, notification if any.


T. Jasmine

ESS-Sector, Itanagar




Teacher should not be transferred in mid-session

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily we would like to bring to kind notice of DDSE, Lower Subansiri District that numerous teachers hailing from various schools of Komporijo Block-I in Lower Subansiri have got transfer order recently. It may be noted that no replacement teacher have been provided against those transferred one.

It is of great concern that sincere and dedicated teacher are subjected to transfer where as there are many teachers who are not at all sincere and are only drawing salaries indulging in actives other than academic. The annual exams are due in the month of Febuary/March. This untimely, mid-session transfer, without replacement would hamper the academic heath of school & the students. It is also in violation to numerous orders from the Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh against mid¬session transfers.

Therefore, we urge the concerned DDSE to cancel these transfers immediately and in future may take SMCs, into confidence and not act under political pressure.


Yukar That

Finance Secretary (ANYA)






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