ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The Nyishi Art and Cultural Welfare Society (NACWS) yesterday announced
that it will organize a three-day ‘Nyishi Art & Cultural Festival’ – the first such
in the state – at Nyikum Niya ground in Nirjuli from December 15 next.
Addressing press-persons at Arunachal Press Club, NACWS members said the festival
is being launched with the aim of promoting and exposing the rich art and culture
of the Nyishi tribe. The event will feature various competitions, including folk
dance and war dance competitions, among representatives of the five Nyishi majority
districts. A symposium on the theme, ‘Challenges and opportunities before budding
Nyishi artists’, will also be organised. Besides these, eminent Nyishi filmmakers,
singers, directors, lyricists and others will be felicitated during the festival,
they informed. The even will also host the NACWS’ general conference.
AAPSU to launch awareness campaign against crime
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: Lauding Itanagar police for arresting the prime accused in Bomjen
Gapak murder case, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) president Kamta
Lapung urged police to nab all other co-accused at the earliest.
Kamta stated that AAPSU is ready to extend full cooperation to police in nabbing
the remaining culprits involved in the murder case. There should not be any complacency
on the part of the police in bringing all the accused to book at the earliest and
file the charge sheets for the law to take its own course for awarding punishment,
He informed that AAPSU, in a bid to make Arunachal a crime free state, will soon
launch awareness campaign.
DC suggest Lamkang system
YINGKIONG, Dec 6: The Deputy Commissioner Upper Siang District L Borang while taking
serious note over the frequent reports of fire accident appealed all the GBs of Upper
Siang to revamp the old system of 'Lamkang' a traditional system of Adi community
to watch/ guard the village on daily routine basis.
He stated that fire accident is a man made which occurs due to negligence of people;
it is our own duty to take up various precautionary measures to avert fire accident.
AAPWU refutes allegation
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union has termed the allegation leveled
by Nari Elite Society and Nari Village Welfare Society as baseless and without any
It said that AAPWU is not against any NGO or any person; AAAPWU is just safeguarding
the workers, who they termed as land encroachers/ illegal dwellers.
Further it said that the labourers settled in the said plot of land belong to the
department of power and all the dwellers are contingency/casual workers of power
department. It also said that anyone who forcefully demolished house of labourers
should compensate it.
Kargu Gamgi Itanagar celebrates 9th foundation day
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The 9th Foundation Day of Kargu Gamgi, Itanagar was celebrated at
Kargu Gamgi here yesterday.
In his presidential address, Yido Boje advised the members to maintain age old tradition
and culture of Galo.
Kargu Gamgi Management Committee, Itanagar Chief Advisor Tony Koyu also advised the
members to maintain own identity. He said that Kargu Gamgi is old but present ritualistic
practices are different from the past. In old system common public has a little role
to play however in present system of Kargu Gamgi all can directly participate and
General Secretary Lukbom Gadi present annual report of the Gamgi and briefed the
history of Kargu Gamgi and its activities.
Marpe Bojir, General Secretary, All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nyibu Welfare Association,
Boya Potom Vice President, Jirpok Zirdo News president Kargu Gamgi, Itanagar and
former Secretary Goken Bagra also spoke on the occasion.
Traditional cultural programmes were also presented by members of the Gamgi on the
Awareness campaign on eco-tourism management
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The Eco-Friendly Society Magi, Likabali has organized an awareness
campaign on Eco-Tourism Management and Conservation of Magi Lake at Magi village
Attending the awareness campaign, Divisional Forest Officer, Likabali Jumdo Geyi
dwelt on eco-tourism management, the importance of conservation of ecological systems
and natural resources and different provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
The president and general secretary of the Eco-Friendly Society explained in details
on the need to conserve Magi Lake and protection of wildlife with through PowerPoint
DFO Geyi, Range Forest Officer Likabali Yide Potom along with their staff and executive
members of the Eco-Friendly Society, Likabali visited Magi Lake for conservation
and exploration of the lake December 4 and 5. The team also visited Hote Lipik (Elephant
Medical camps by VJAK
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The mobile medical team of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti (VKAJ)
organized few medical camps in epidemic affected villages under Longding district
Over 367 patients were examined and medicines distributed free of cost to the patients
during medical camps organized at Niausa and Senua villages on December 4 and 5.
Rapid Malaria Tests (RMT) was also done on 67 suspected patients during the medical
A similar medical camp was also conducted by the same team at Longliang village of
Lazu circle of Tirap district today and treated 67 patients. De-worming medicines
were also distributed to 41 children.
Later, the team visited the Govt. Residential School of Barap and treated 18 sick
students. A health awareness meeting was also conducted by the team where the Doctor
interacted with the students. He gave more emphasis on personal hygiene to remain
Society pleads for Guest house at Vellore
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The Sangha Welfare Society of Kurung Kumey district has requested
the state Govt for early construction of Arunachal Guest house at Vellore for the
benefit of the Arunachalee patients who are frequently visiting Christian Medical
College and Hospital, Vellore in Tamil Nadu for treatment. Many patients from Arunachal
have been facing lot of problems due to non-availability of Guest house at Vellore,
it said and requested for construction of the same within 2014.
Student health outreach prog
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: A day-long School Health Outreach programme was conducted at VKV
Chimpu by the District Health Society, Yupia today.
The DHS team comprising Dr. Toko Papu, MO, School Health Programme, Jonggan Pertin,
District Community Mobiliser interacted with the students of Class 9 and 10 and imparted
knowledge on key adolescent health issues. The students were advised to keep themselves
away from bad habits like using drugs, alcohol, tobacco and its products.
A quiz competition based on adolescent health issues was also conducted as part of
the programme and the winners were given prizes.
Altogether 70 students and teachers of the school enthusiastically participated in
Strategy chalked out to streamline PDS items distribution
SEPPA, Dec 6: A meeting presided by Tarin Dakpe with the representatives of every
concern citizen of East Kameng District(ECCEKD), representatives of ATA (District
Unit), all colony Chairman/Secretaries & DF& CSO in connection with selling of PDS
items at high rates by the FPS holders held in DC’s chamber, Seppa on Dec 6. After
having a marathon discussion in order to streamline the distribution of PDS items
and its rates, it was resolved that PDS rice should be distributed through co-operative
systems only with the supervision of A. Koyu, EAC. And Tage Tatung,CO. On receipt
of report from the Enquiry Committee action shall be taken against the FPS committed
irregularities including cancellation; Immediate renewal of ration cards should be
done; adulteration of Pol items should be checked and appropriate action shall be
taken against violators. Other decisions include immediate publication of rates
of all PDS items, immediate checking of the rates of S/Koil by A. Koyu, EAC and
DF&CSO and submit report for further necessary action and identification of building/sites
for selling of PDS items under the supervision of A. Koyu, EAC/TM. DIPRO
Selection trial for National School Karate C’ship
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The selection trials to select players for the 59th National School
Karate U-17 & U-19 Boys and Girls Championship, 2013-14 in New Delhi in January next
year will be conducted at SAI SAG Centre, Naharlagun on December 14, informed Arunachal
Karate Do Association general secretary L Marik.
The selection trials will be held for various weight categories viz: (U-17 Boys):
-35 kg, 35-40 kg, 40-45 kg, 45-50kg, 50-55kg, 55-60kg, 60-65kg, 65-70kg & +75kg;
(U-17 Girls): -32kg, 32-36kg, 36-40kg, 40-44kg, 44-48kg, 48-52kg, 52-56kg, 56-60kg
&+60kg; (U-19 Boys): -45kg, 45-50kg, 50-55kg, 55-60kg, 60-65kg, 65-70kg & +70kg;
(U-19 Girls): -40kg, 40-44kg, 44-48kg, 48-52kg, 52-56kg,56-60kg & +60kg.
The 59th National School Karate Championship will be held in New Delhi from January
2 to 8, 2014.
State level boxing championship in Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The newly formed Tirap District Boxing Association (TDBA) under
the aegis of Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association is organizing a state level boxing
championship at Khonsa, district headquarters of Tirap, from January 17 to 20, 2014.
The championship will be held for all categories, including senior and juniors, for
both boys and girls.
The championship is being sponsored by Parliamentary Secretary cum DOTC chairman
Yumsen Matey, informed TDBA in a release.
2nd Nyari Welly Memorial Women Football Tournament 2013
Capital Complex SC to meet East Siang in opener
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: Capital Complex Sporting Club (CCSC) will play against East Siang
in the inaugural match of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Women Football
Tournament 2013 at Rajiv Gandhi, Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow at 2 pm.
All together six teams have conformed their participation. They are Kurung Kamey,
East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, East Siang and Capital Complex.
Organizing Chairman Takum Tallum Dado has appealed to all NGOs, organizations working
for women and general public to attend and encourage the girls in the field of sports.
Tallum also informed that State’s senior girl team for the National championship
will be selected from this tournament on the basis of their performance.
The designation of Takam Teli was wrongly mentioned as President in November 28 edition
of this daily, which should be read as General Secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh
Govt. Drivers’ Association.
The surname of Tagong Talom was wrongly mentioned as Taloh in the Podi Barbi news
of December 6 edition. The inadvertent errors are regretted.
State level 21st National Science Congress held
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The state level 21st National Children Science Congress- 2013 organized
by Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology, GoAP was held at Arunachal
Pradesh Science Centre here on December 5 and 6.
Ten projects have been selected out of the total 46 presented by selected child scientists
from all the 17 districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The projects were evaluated by a
panel of evaluators comprising faculties from Department of Physics and Mechanical
Engineering, NERIST, Naharlagun, and scientist of State Remote Sensing Application
The top 10 projects selected for participation and representing Arunachal Pradesh
in the “21st National Children Science Congress 2013” to be held at Vigyan Bhawan,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from December 27 to 31, 2013 (in rank wise) are Vishal Dutta,
Vivekananda, Kendra Vidayalaya, Roing Lower Dibang Valley, Ngagam Yoka, Vivekananda
Public School, Daporijo Upper Subansiri, Misinam Mize Vivekananda Kendra Vidayalaya,
Jirdin West Siang, Niro Darang, Vivekananda Kendra Vidayalaya, Oyan, East Siang,
Arunav Dutta, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Chimpu, Itanagar Papum Pare, Lobsang
Tseksy, Govt. Town Secondary School Tawang, Tawang, Dhanshree S. Poduwal, Vivekananda
Kendra Vidayalaya, Wessang, Seppa East Kameng, Sunita Sharma Roopland Public School,
Rupa, West Kameng, Habung Asun, Vivekananda Kendra Vidayalaya, Shergoan, West Kameng
and Bengia Yubey, Vivekananda Kendra Vidayalaya, Koloriang, Kurung Kumey.
The programme is being supported and catalyzed by National Council for Science &
Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India,
CM visits Longding, announces fund for medicine
LONGDING, Dec 6: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki this morning made a sudden visit to Longding
and took stock of the epidemic-like situation that has taken a death-toll of 113
over the last couple of months in the newly created district. He was accompanied
by WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Family
Welfare Nido Pavitro and local Legislator, Parliamentary Secretary for IPR Thangwam
In a hurriedly summoned meeting of the district administration, Panchayati Raj leaders,
local leaders and village elders at the Circuit House, Tuki expressed grief over
the demise of people due to various health issues and said that the number of deaths
in recent months is alarming.
He called upon all to be responsible and not put the blame and responsibility of
the situation on one single official, administration or the government.
“This is a situation that calls for united effort and cooperation. Let’s all contribute
in creating awareness on hygiene and precautionary measures,” he appealed.
District Medical Officer, Dr N Lowang briefed the Chief Minister about the present
situation and cited various causes of the reported deaths. These include viral influenza
with super-added secondary infection, poor health seeking behavior of the people,
poor nutrition, lack of safe drinking water, unhygienic living conditions, poverty,
poor road conditions, lack of health facility at the doorstep, lack of Specialist
Doctors, shortage of medical officers, nursing staff and para-medics, poor infrastructure
and mostly illiteracy. Of the 113 reported deaths, only eight were found to be caused
by Malaria. Other causes immediate causes include jaundice, liver infection, chronic
TB, old-age and treatment rendered by quacks. Most of the deaths occurred in homes
indicating lack of heath awareness in the people.
She informed that Longding till date has no district hospital, only two Community
and Primary Health Centers each and 16 health sub-centers. To cater to about 60125
population of the district there are only seven doctors (four allopathy, two AYUSH
and one Dentist). Office of the DMO is functioning from the Block Development Office
while the DMO is putting up in a Type-I quarter with a relative.
Besides lack of health facilities, lack of proper road communication and means of
transportation are the basic factors for the poor health services in the district
leading to a number of deaths, she summed up.
However, after the Chief Minister had sounded alert and held an emergency meeting
on the situation at Itanagar on November 27 last, eleven health camps were conducted
in the district by medical teams from Itanagar, Pasighat and Khonsa.
The Chief Minister, while interacting with the people, informed that on December
3 the Government has ordered posting of eleven health personnel to the district.
He assured to post Specialist Doctors and procure an ambulance for the district immediately.
Asserting the commitment of the Government for welfare and development of region,
Tuki informed, to a round of applause, that DoNER Ministry has released Rs 100 crore
for implementation of the Chief Minister’s Livelihood Mission for Tirap, Changlang
and Longding districts. The information was telephonically conveyed by DoNER Minister
Paban Singh Ghatowar himself to Tuki, even when the later was taking the meeting.
The scheme would be launched in the first week of January next year at Changalng,
Extending condolences to those died, Tuki announced a compensation of Rs 50000 for
each. He also announced a package of Rs 16 lakhs for procurement of medicines to
tackle the present situation as sought by the DMO.
When his attention was drawn towards to the very bad condition of the Longding-Kanubari
road that connects several villages with the district headquarters as well as Assam
(the shortest route to Assam) via Kanubari, Tuki promised that he will take up the
matter on priority as the under-construction Trans-Arunachal Highway will not pass
through the said road.
Local MLA Thangwam Wangham expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for his concern
and sudden visit. He observed that Tuki must be the first Chief Minister to visit
a remote district to personally take stock of a case of medical emergency.
“This is like a Kargil War. We are battling against a disease. But with the support
of our Chief Minister and the Government, we will win it,” he added. PRO to CM
Health Dept. reviews Longding situation, to deploy 4 medical teams
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: As a precautionary measures to contain the outbreak of disease in
Longding district, the state health department today decided to deploy four numbers
of medical team consisting of medicine specialists, Gynecologist, Child Specialist
and GDMO with other supporting staffs in Longding district for 15 days each, for
a total period of one month. This decision was taken after a review meeting held
here under the chairmanship of Health Minister Atum Welly today. The review meeting
was convened to review latest action taken report by the Health and family welfare
department pertaining to the containment of prevailing reported death and disease
during the month of October & November’2013 at Londing district.
The meeting attended among others by Honchun Ngandam, PS, (Horti.), Indra Mallo,
Secretary,(H&FW), Dr.K.Nishing,DHS, Dr.H.Tabiyo, Jt. DHS, (P&D), Dr H Taki, Jt.DHS
cum SPO, (NVBDCP), Dr. K.T. Mulung,Dy.DHS, (NVBDCP) and Nowbo Dokkam, chairman Narcotic
cell APCC further resolved that urgent posting of 2 Medical Officer each at Longding
CHC and Pongchau PHC will be taken up.
Besides provision of Ambulance Service to be deployed one each for Longding CHC and
Pongchau PHC from NRHM, fund for purchase of medicine and test kits amounting to
Rs.10 lakh has been approved and being allotted to DMO, Longding by DHS.
It was also decided to propose a High Level Co-ordination meeting with Chief Minister/Chief
Secretary along with secretaries of other line department like PHE, WRD, ICDS, RD,
Civil Supply etc., for integrated intervention.
As per the report received from DMO Longding district, 3 medical teams -- from directorate
of Health Services, General Hospital Pasighat, D H Khonsa including DMO Longding
and her teams had conducted 6 health camps along with mass fever surveillance w,e,f,
29th Nov to 1st Dec last.
During the camp 1541 patients were examined by Medical Specialist and Medical officers
with other supporting staffs, medicines were provided free of cost with advised.
In the mass fever survey during the camp 6 positive cases of PV malaria were detected
from Longding circle.
Out of the total reported death of 113 numbers from 12 villages of Longding and Pongachau
Circle which was verified and majority of causes of death wise found to be suffering
from viral influenza with super added secondary infection. Other causes included
TB, Malaria, AGE and other chronic disease. Out of total 113 deaths verified for
the month of Oct/Nov.’2013, 28 had been treated at health centre and 85 had not sought
medical treatment. Lack of Safe drinking water, poor sanitation, poor connectivity
and poor health seeking behavior, are some of the factor that have added to the crisis.
Detail break up of causes of reported death
PUO = 77 (Pyrexia of unknown origin-viral influenza with super added secondary infection),TB=05,AGE=04,MALARIA=04
Renovation of NH-52 in East Siang progressing well
RUKSIN, Dec 6: The people of East Siang and parts of other Siang districts, who had
been suffering a lot due to bad condition of the National Highway (NH)- 52, have
now expressed their happiness after seeing the speedy progress of restructuring work.
Reconstruction of the worn-out highway and improvement of road communication was
a long-pending demand of the people. The Border Road Organization (BRO), which has
been entrusted for reconstruction of the highway, has already completed a longer
portion of the road between Ruksin and Pasighat. Apart from three small portions
in between Sille and Rani Villages, blacktopping of the longer portions has been
completed while construction in Mebo sub-division (Raneghat to Siari river point)
is in progress.
The Bharat Infra Private Limited (BIPL), which is executing the 2-laning reconstruction
of 40-km stretch of the highway from Ruksin gate to Raneghat bridge point (over Siang
river) is speeding up the road construction work.
BIPL company sources said the Union Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways
(MoRTNH) has released the fund in three phases (package-wise). It has already completed
works sanctioned under first and second packages, while its final package work is
going on full swing. The agency, however, is yet to complete construction of two
MCBT (Multi-celled box type) culverts along the road. The estimated amount of the
40-km stretch of the road is around Rs 50 crore.
According to the BIPL engineers are expecting to complete the work before the schedule
"The road, which was scheduled to be completed by March, 2015 is expected to complete
in February next year", said the project engineer, who is engaged to look after the
ongoing highway works.
The highway, which links East Siang with Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit districts
and ends at Sitapani junction near Saikhowaghat of Upper Assam, has been included
in the list of approved roads under Special Accelerated Road Development Project
for Northeast (SARDP-NE). Food items and other essential commodities for North Assam
and upper Arunachal districts are transported through this route.
It may be recalled that the Prime Minister's Office cleared 2-lanning of NH-52 eight
years ago. But, implementation of the project remained stagnant due to the proverbial
bureaucratic roadblock. Later, the BRO put its men and machines into service and
developed the highway and has fulfilled the Gilmour of hope of the people of Siang
belt of the state.
‘Arunachal to become global tourism hub soon’
TENGAPANI, Dec 6: Arunachal Pradesh would become a global tourism hub soon with Tawang
Monastery in the west, treasure trove Menchukha in the north and Golden Pagoda here
in the east getting wide popularity, said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today.
“This land has turned holy – the land of Lord Buddha with the arrival of his sacred
relics here from Bomdila Wednesday last,” Tuki said in his address to the devotees,
host of law makers including Tourism Minister Pema Khandu and senior officers Lohit
DC Rajiv Takuk and SP Tumme Amo.
“Lohit district has been attracting pilgrims from far and wide because of the famous
Parsuram Kund while the Buddha relics attracted devotees from all over India to Tawang
and Bomdila and the pagoda would not be exception for the next one week,” he reasoned.
Religious tourism of this part of Arunachal would get a new thrust as Dibrugarh,
a nearby town in Assam, provides air link, the Trans-Arunachal Highway to provide
better connectivity has been progressing very fast and railway link to Lohit HQ Tezu
proposed, Tuki said, adding the Rs 469.26 lakh Golden Pagoda eco resort tourism complex
funded by the union tourism ministry would provide the best solace to the tourists.
Tuki lauded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Union Culture Minister Kumari Seilja,
state’s Tourism Minister Pema Khandu, Finance Minister Chowna Mein and Rev T G Rinpoche
for facilitating Lord Buddha’s relics to come to Arunachal from the National Museum
at his initiative despite lot of official paraphernalia, which created history, Tuki
The monks administered Panch Sheel (the five golden principles of Lord Buddha) to
the gathering including before the chief minister paid obeisance to the 2,568-year-old
relics before the exposition began for the public.
Mein, who founded the pagoda in February 2010 where a statue of Lord Buddha donated
by Thailand was installed, said that the pagoda has turned into a socio-cultural-educational
research centre. “I have dedicated it to the people. I would maintain it despite
being a national treasure and make permanent arrangement for its upkeep before my
death,” Mein said to the applause of the gathering.
Responding to a question, development commissioner Ramesh Negi said the state government
would move the central government for more relaxation of protected area permit for
easy flow of foreign tourists to the state.
DC reviews infrastructural dev. activities & revenue generation in Upper Siang
YINGKIONG, Dec 6: The Deputy Commissioner Upper Siang District L Borang called a
coordination meeting of all heads of departments of the district in the office chamber
today to review the infra-structural developmental activities and revenue generation.
The Deputy Commissioner discussed minutely with the respective heads/DDOs on District
Infra-structure Gap Assessment Report (DIGAR) and copies of formats of assessment
report were provided to the heads of respective departments and asked them fill up
the formats within a week and submit to the Deputy Commissioner latest by December
15 for onwards submission to the government at earliest. The Deputy Commissioner
also has encouraged and insisted all the HoDs to install biometric machines in their
respective offices latest by December 31. DIPRO
PPA alleges discriminatory treatment to state Govt employees
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: Taking exception to the alleged discriminatory treatment meted out
to the state government employees, PPA president Nikh Kamin today stated that the
state Govt had already adopted the Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules, 1922
vide F.no. FIN/E/47/87 (pt) dated 16th Feb. 1989 Vide state of AP Adaptation of laws
Order (no.4 of 1989). The Adapted Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules has been
amended by the GOI dept. of Personnel and Training Vide their notification No. 25012/
2 /97 –Estt Dtd the 10th May, 1998, published as (A) GSR 248(E) in the Gazette of
India Extraordinary, part -11-section 3(I) Dtd.13th may, 1998 and takes effect from
that date by amending Fundamental Rule 56 by raising the superannuation retirement
age from existing 58 years to 60 years.
But surprisingly and unfortunately, the State Govt. while accepting almost all the
rules, have never bothered to extend the retirement age benefit from 58 years to
6o years to its employees, the PPA said. Such acts of the Government, according to
Nikh Kamin, is arbitrary, unjust and against the provision of law.
Kamin, while drawing the attention of the aggrieved State Government employees, pointed
out that the provisions of FR and SR and pension Rules cannot be amended by the State
Government and therefore, the amendment made by the Government of India is automatically
applicable in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
Accusing the State Government of adopting pick and choose criteria for extending
retirement age benefit to few all India Services and giving extension even beyond
60 years to few high profile post like the chief secretary, Laeta Umbrey the Chief
Ministerial Candidate of PPA stated that such a practice is not only immoral and
demotivating but also demoralizing to a large section of State Government employees.
He further added that since the 7th Pay Commission has proposed for extending the
service length to 62 years, it is therefore, high time; the State Government wakes
up from the slumber and realizes its mistakes of giving forceful retirement to its
employees at the age of 58 years. If PPA favours implementation of the entire provision
of the Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules in true spirit. It further advocated
for more opportunities for the unemployed youths of the State in the Government Service
by increasing their upper entry age from existing 28 years to 35 years for general
category candidates and 40 years for APST candidates from the existing 33 years as
is the practice followed by Government of Mizoram, stated the Party Spokesmen Tsering
LWS seeks relief for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: Lapung Welfare Society (LWS) has appealed to the Bameng MLA and
Parliamentary Secretary (RWD and Transport & Supply) to provide immediate relief
to the victims of December 3 fire incident at Lapung village under Bameng circle
of East Kameng district.
In its memorandum to the MLA, LWS has informed that at least 15 houses were completely
reduced to ashes and properties, including precious local ornaments, domestic animals,
household items and important documents like gun, trading, FPS license etc. were
lost in the devastating fire.
“The affected families are spending sleepless night under open sky in the field without
food, clothes and shelter,” the memorandum said, and urged the MLA to take further
initiative with the department of relief and rehabilitation for providing necessary
relief and assistance for rehabilitation of the victims.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) president Kamta Lapung has
appealed to the state govt. to provide immediate relief and assistance to the fire
victims of the Lapung village for their quick rehabilitation.
KKS Memorial Badminton tourney begins
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: First Kalyan Kumar Sonowal (KKS) Memorial district level badminton
tournament-2013 began at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Hapoli today organized by Ziro
Badminton Association (ZBA) under the aegis of Arunachal State Badminton Association,
according to an organizing committee release.
Inaugurating the tournament, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo suggested
the organizing committee and the district sports officer (DSO) to conduct village
level tournament before organizing the district level tournament to facilitate participation
of talented rural badminton players.
Richo suggested the participants to aim high and play the sport sincerely to compete
in national or international level events. He assured to construct indoor badminton
stadiums in all villages where there is no such facility. He suggested the organizing
committee to organize the championship regularly every year.
Dignitaries, including deputy commissioner Marnya Ete, Hage Kobing, Hage Obing, Tasso
Butung and Dr. Tage Kano also spoke on the occasion.
Lower Subansiri Superintendent of Police P N Khirmey, ACLS secretary Tapi Tai also
attended the inaugural ceremony.
Altogether 86 players are taking part in the tournament in U -17 boy’s single, U-17
boy’s double, women’s open single, women’s open double, men’s open single, men’s
open double, veteran’s single and veteran’s double.
Siang Riders win Onyok Moyong memorial cricket tournament
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The 5th edition of late Onyok Moyong memorial T20 cricket tournament
organized by All Bogong Students Union (ABSU) concluded today at Pasighat general
ground. The Siang Riders beat Jarku Cricket Club to win the final. The winner pocketed
Rs 25 thousand prize money while runners up received Rs 15 thousand. Batting first,
the Siang Riders scored 150 run in 20 over. In reply the Jarku Cricket Club managed
to put up 120 run.
Oni Dai of Siang Rider was declared man of the final while Meram Perme of same team
was adjudged man of the tournament. Informing this ABSU general secretary Mingge
Tasung stated that altogether 23 team participated in the tournament which started
on 26th November. Okom Yosung ZPM Bogong II distributed the prize to the winner during
the final. The tournament is being organized in memory of late Onyok Moyong who was
shoot-dead by police during Bogong Banggo lead agitation years ago.
District level SSA mission reviews achievement
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: A district Level Executive Committee Meeting of SSA District Mission,
Yupia was convened here today. The meeting chaired by deputy commissioner cum
district project director Pige Ligu was attended among others by the Nabam Aka, ZP
The members present were informed initially by the DDSE and DPC regarding the physical
and financial achievement of financial year 2012-13 and target of financial year
2013- 14 as per PAB approval.
Prof. Sony and Prof. Tomo Riba, shown their satisfaction on proper executions of
national flagship programme of SSA in context to RTE in the district and suggested
to implement the same judiciously finding out the actual need without compromising
The members unanimously desired that while making inspection of schools to witness
the achievement and proper execution of programme, the executive members be invited
at the time of visiting team from Govt. of India or State Mission to the district,
ZP Chairperson suggested that while deciding the location and others in civil works
first of all reports should be collected from field functionaries and then should
be decided on need based on priority. She also emphasized on the need of recruitment
of teachers on 50:50 ratio pattern from APST and non-APST instead of 80:20 ratio
to ensure quality of education and sort-out the shortage of subject teachers.
The DMO sought the support of DDSE while taking care of the health of the school
children who are adolescence age and suffering from Anemia due to lack of iron and
The DC-cum-DPD suggested the SSA District Mission functionaries not to succumb in
any circumstances in implementing the civil work or any other intervention of SSA,
because district have to achieve the cent percent target and quality of education,
according to an official release.
Solve issues amicably, says CPF
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The Capital People’s Forum (CPF) has requested All Papum Pare District
Students Union president to settle the issue if any amicably with the concerned officer.
Referring to a news items headlined “ APPDSU gives 10 days…” published in this daily
on December 4, the CPF in a letter addressed to APPDSU president said that there
is no issue at all and there is boundary and no encroachment has taken place in Itafort
area. It claimed that the residence of the officer concern is situated in a better
clear space than that of other two sites. “Now if it is to be removed as per demand,
then the structures of Raj Bhawan, Police station, Legi Complex, residence of Late
CM and many others are to be removed along with the huts of the officer concern (the
residence which is far away from the monument,)’ the Forum said.
Saying that law should be allowed to take its own course of action if the officer
is found guilty, the CPF said that considering the complexity of the land encroachment
case, the state Govt had already constituted high level committee and the report
is still awaited. Even the buildings on the highway are still standing for eviction
in spite of high court direction in many cases, the Forum claimed.
Lauding the achievement of the officer who has already completed 22 years of dedicated
service in various capacities, the Forum said the legitimate demands are always welcome
but in your case there is no urgent issue that has to be considered within 10 days.
“Considering the issue which arose out of the arrest of a person, we request you
to settle the issue amicably with the concern officer” the Forum said.
‘Demand uncalled for’
Meanwhile, Capital Complex Yachuli Area Welfare Association (CCYAWA) has described
the demand of the APPDSU for cancellation of the land allotment to Talo Potom as
uncalled for and unacceptable. “There is clear malafide intention behind such allegation
that too against the officer like Talo Potom whose integrity cannot be doubted. His
noble works in the service of this twin capital cities have been witnessed by the
citizens, it said. “If the guardians of the laws are being harassed up to this
extent what would be the case of the innocent citizen living in capital areas “ the
Association questioned and sought the Govt intervention to punish such persons
who are continuously harassing the sincere and dedicated Govt officer like Talo
Polom, ADM-cum CEO.
This daily has given enough space to Talo Potom ADM cum CEO, Techi Hitler LRSO (Yupia),
APPDSU, individuals and organizations regarding their allegations and counter allegations
on land encroachment at VIP Marg and Itafort area. Hence, this daily has decided
not to entertain press releases/ statements or letters on the above mentioned issue/subject
CSU demands cancellation of land allotment
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The Capital Students Union (CSU) has supported the demand put forwarded
by All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) for cancellation of land allotment
given to present ADM cum CEO of Itanagar. CSU in a release stated that Itafort is
a heritage monument of state and therefore encroachment inside such area is illegal
act. Further they appealed to the people of Arunachal not to encroach such heritage
monument and tourism attraction places of state. They also added that they will join
APPDSU in the proposed peaceful dharna outside chief secretary’s office demanding
immediate cancellation of allotment to incumbent ADM cum CEO of Itanagar.
DLVMC inspects various schemes and projects
SEPPA, Dec 6: The District level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee headed by Deputy
Commissioner Tarin Dakpe visited Chayangtajo yesterday. He was accompanied by the
The Monitoring Committee inspected various schemes, projects implemented under Chayangtajo
Sub-division under central flagship and state govt. findings .
They inspected various roads constructed under PMGSY, C/o KGBV girls hostel, Community
hall , Tourist Hut at Circuit House Chayangtajo and various colony roads etc. The
team also visited the C/o extension of class room and computer room at Govt. Secondary
School, Chayangtajo which was found low standard and not up to the mark. The incharge
ADC, Officers & officials of Chayangtajo also accompanied the Team during the inspection
The team further inspected the NEC road from Seppa to Chayangtajo. The Project Incharge
Gammon India and staff also accompanied the team during the visit. During the inspection
of NEC road they visited the stone crusher plant at Margingla . The c/o NEC road
is under progress but some of the culverts are not upto the mark. The team visited
the Sub Centre and ME school at Nari Camp.
During the interaction with GBs and Public at Chayangtajo, they complained that Officers
of various departments are not staying at Chayangtajo due to which many govt. quarters
are dismantled by the public. They urged the DC to direct all outpost officers and
staff to shift to Chayangtajo. The DC assured them to take appropriate action.
The Deputy Commissioner along with Officials of Sushee Company visited Pakke-Kessang,
Taja Hapa and Pijirang Circles last month to take stock of the construction works
of Trans Arunachal highway. During the visit meeting was also organized at Rilloh
, Ngoleko and Pakke-Kessang where GBs, PRI members and public were attended. The
DC explained them the importance of early completion of the TAH road. In reply to
the question of left out payment of compensation, the DC asked the Sushee coy to
fix the central line of the road so that the LRSO and team can verify the left out
land owners and after verification by the team the left out beneficiaries shall get
their compensation. The villagers agreed the suggestion and extend their support
for early completion of the road. DIPRO
Dr Malabika Mitra performs Kathak at VKV- Roing
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: Dr Malabika Mitra, one of the foremost Kathak exponent of India
and the winner of many prestigious awards presented an enthralling lecture demonstration
of Kathak in front of a huge gathering at VKV- Roing auditorium on 4th December.
A “TOP” grade performer of Doordarshan, Malabika has not only performed at national
level but also has directed and choreographed Kathak Ballet for Doordarshan. Inaugural
Dancer of the Millennium Celebration of Khajuraho , Malabika has performed in many
major festivals of India including Upna Utsav, Kathak Mahotsav, Khajuraho dance festival,
Konarak dance festival and many others . She has performed in many countries across
the world too.
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas in collaboration with SPIC MACAY has organized 6 day
programme starting from 4th and to be conclude on 10th December in Lower Dibang Valley
and Lohit District in various VKVs and Government Schools.
SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst
Youth) is a voluntary movement intended to enrich the quality of formal education
by increasing awareness about different aspects of Indian heritage and inspiring
the young mind to imbibe the values embedded in it.
48 BRTF assures better road connectivity for Chaglagam
BRO committed to maintain road connectivity
Chaglogam a small villages in Anjaw district of eastern Arunachal Pradesh has been
in news for a variety of reasons recently ranging from disturbing news like incursion
of Chinese troops across line of control in August in this area to delightful news
like commissioning of 2x30KW Ashapani Micro hydel project by State hydro power department.
In both the incidence one of the main factors which directly or indirectly enabled
the development to take place or even the news of any such incursion in case it happened!
come to the lime light from one of the remotest village of eastern Arunachal Pradesh
had been the untiring and un-recognized effort of BRO and its personnel. The uniformed
as well as civilian laborers of local BRO RCC of the 48 Border Roads Task Force who
despite all odds and hostile weather and tough working conditions continue their
bit and ensure the only road to Chaglogam remains through and open for traffic. This
though seems to appear as normal for any other road but the locals and people who
know this area and its peculiarity will appreciate that despite the history of this
road to remain cut and blocked for more than 250-280 days in a year in past , due
to proper planning, deployment of additional resources and undated effort of ground
staff including laborers of local BRO unit the road despite facing one of the most
aggravated monsoons last year was made to remain open throughout baring about three
weeks when a critical Bailey Bridge was lost in incessant rains of Mar 2013. Er Bajai
Pul, chairman of the Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmis expresses satisfaction
on the improvement in road connectivity of Chaglogam sector and accepted the fact
that Chaglagam is a location with multiple challenges. Landslides, which are a regular
feature in monsoon is different from those occurring in other places. In Chagla when
it happents it is almost an entire hillock coming down and it usually happens in
multiple locations and hence road restoration works are always challenging and difficult.
The BRO is really doing exceedingly well in taking up the challenge of keeping the
road open and things are improving, he added. Sokheplum minin, EAC, confirmed that
connectivity is better in the Chaglagam sector. Journalist Vishnu Rana says that
the road was taken over by the BRO recently and that they are on job. Er Bapenlu
Kri, UPO acknowledges the fact that the bailey bridge which was washed away in last
flood has been replaced and that scorpios, sumos and dumpers are plying on road in
the Chagla area.
The illuminated eastern most village at Chaglogam which looks so splendid in night
due to the commissioning of recent Hydel Project and plans of authorities to provision
WLL communication facility upto Changlogam soon is being made possible much due to
the improvement of the existing road communication carried out by BRO in the recent
time like resurfacing of about 10km of road and improving the crossing over Pagalnala
at km 32 on this road. There are also plans for further improving this road and bridge
infrastructure and extending the road upto Kepapu and Rochem in the general area
by the BRO in case due clearance and support is provided by the forest and state
authorities. Col P K tripathi, Commander of the Dimwe based 48 Border Roads Task
Force assures members of the civil society that the 48 BRTF will do everything possible
to ensure better road connectivity in all places under the area of responsibility
of the 48TF. The BRO is committed to the task of keeping all our border areas well
connected the commander added.
Annual Sports day celebration of GHSS ends
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The valedictory function of 31s1 Annual School Sports Day Celebration
of Govt. Hr. Sec. School was organized today in the school compound. Kumar Waii,
Parliamentary Secretary for RWD while gracing the occasion asked the students to
maintain discipline and offer respect to the teacher’s. He also advised the teachers
not to be discouraged, because even if they remain as teacher their student goes
on to become successful person in the future. He also announced to offer a prize
to the students hailing from his constituency. The students who score more than 90%(CGPA)
in Clas X and above 80% in Class XII will be awarded a cash of Rs. 1,00,000/ and
if anyone qualify for MBBS & APPSC or UPPSC exams, they will be awarded a cash of
Rs. 2,00,000. He also agreed to look into the memorandum submitted by the School
Capital Takam Mangha.
Social activist Takam Tatung who also part of valedictory function advised the students
to take part in various extra curriculum activities of school like sports, culture
and literary along with maintaining their studies. Narrating his recent experience
he shared, “few weeks ago Ihad caught two boys and two girls taking drugs with beer
in Itanagar. I asked them not to use such things but the student instead retorted
to me saying “who are you to say like that”. He added that later he took them to
the police station.
---- Editorial ----
Criminals having last laugh in capital complex
The Rural Bank has become soft target for the robbers of Arunachal. The same branch
of Rural bank was target of robbery last year in the month of November when armed
miscreants looted Rs.4.5 lakh. The incident of bank robbery in capital complex has
manifold in recent year. On December 1, 2012, the Axis Bank, Itanagar branch was
looted of Rs 18 lakhs by the bank's private security personnel when they went to
deposit cash at the ATM. In another incident in the year 2011, miscreants looted
an amount of Rs 22 lakh from the Axis Bank ATM, Naharlagun when the security agency
was depositing the cash. This kind of repeated robbery incident shows that there
is absolutely no fear for law.
Despite tall claim by government agencies there is no doubt that crime graph in
capital complex has risen considerably in the recent year. The police have failed
to come down heavily on criminal syndicates. Today many criminals in the disguise
of leaders of unions and associations are carrying out their activities openly. Many
cases of crime go unreported as complainants are very much aware that justice will
never be delivered. In fact situation is quite grim and if urgent steps are not taken,
criminals will take over capital complex in the next few years.
---- Readers Forum ----
Streamline the distribution system
The Chief Minister Talent Award is a noble venture which was conceived to encourage
and give incentives to talented students of the state with laptops and cash awards.
Fund for the noble purpose is said to been earmarked to the implementing departments
to enable distribution of laptop and cash to the topper students. Many students have
received the award, cases of many are hanging till date and many other still don’t
know how to get it and whom to approach due to lack of awareness even in the form
of notice and circular to this very important issue which concerns the well being
of the meritorious students. But of late hue and cry on the issue is seen leading
to waging of paper wars and eyebrows are now being raised by many aspirants on its
proper implementation. The award goes through a lengthy channel where some student
put in hard effort and get lost in the midst of those channels. Forms are collected,
countersigned through respective school authority, handed over to BEOs for finalization,
signed by the DDSE of the district for onward submission to Education Directorate
where it is accepted or negated, said to be depending on fund availability placed
to the department.
Now the pertinent question that arise here are- who are eligible for the award? Why
can’t it be worked out district wise and funds be allotted to respective DCs and
DDSEs for direct disbursement on the basis of worked out list of topper students
instead of going through such long twists and turns to lessen the already overburdened
education department at Itanagar to handle such over all workloads? What are the
criteria for distribution if the lists exceed the allocated fund? Who will get the
award first- class X or XII passed? These are the questions doing the round and also
agitate a tiny mind when her case could not be considered despite topping the class
–XII (Hum.) in the district with 88% on the ground that cases of class XII passed
cannot be considered due to paucity of fund in the department. Perhaps many observers
will look it from different angles and feel that the class XII passed students deserves
it first as they step into the door of higher learning where they require it more
and while doing so, the merit should be the sole criteria to keep at bay undue favour
Again, procurement of laptops for the meritorious students of the entire state require
formalities like tender and quotations to put extra burden on the directorate of
education and anything on that line not only give cost escalation but make unwanted
delay in delivery. In the fitness of things, Govt. should earmark the fund requirement
to the respective DCs and DDSEs as per the genuine list of the aspirants so that
the awards are distributed through a central function organized at all district headquarters.
That way student will be encouraged and people in the district will know the vision
and concern of the Govt to boost up this important sector. It is anticipated that
every drop of benefit that come to the doorsteps of the deserving student go in the
right direction so that they not get discouraged in their quest to hunt the one time
award not for the sake of cash or kind but for honour and memory that will linger
sweetly in their hearts to do better in life.
B.A. 1st Year
SFS College, Aalo,
When will govt regulate PDS distribution system in letter and spirit?
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to urge Food and Civil Supply
department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh to solve the prevailing PDS supply problem
in the interior areas of state at the earliest possible. As a representative of the
All Arunachal Pradesh Consumer Association, I utterly fail to understand why there
has been shortage of PDS items in the state? Whom to blame for such crisis? The Central
Government has allotted PDS especially for poor people of the state. Where those
food grains has gone, whether consumed by God or Ghost? The people responsible for
such man-made crisis must be given strong punishment. Now districts like Upper Subansiri,
Kurung Kumey, East Kameng, Upper Siang etc are crying for food grains of their own
quota. Also the government has talked about streamlining of PDS but where are those
commitments. It is also pertinent to mention that during 1980 or 1990 Cooperative
Lamp Society entirely controlled the food supply and every household use to get PDS
items. But now just after the introduction of PDS nominee system in place of Cooperative
Lamp Society every thing becomes opposite.
So, the concern authority is sincerely requested to make available of food grains
at the earliest possible in every interior places. Else Cooperative Lamp Society
should be replaced in place of PDS nominee system. The All Arunachal Pradesh Consumer
Association while appreciating the East Siang District Administration & Metrology
Department for cracking whip on erring traders in Pasighat recently urges the Capital
Complex District Administration and Legal Metrology Department to carrv out surprise
visit to find out the erring traders who are indulging in malpractices to cheat the
consumer. We have closely observed that in Itanagar and Naharlagun the meat, vegetable
and onion sellers are selling at unspecified rate by not maintaining the government
approved rates. The meats are mostly sold without obtaining certificates from veterinary
officers. Such illegal malpractices have become common phenomena in capital complex
and other district. In order to regulate the prices of commodities fixed by the government,
the concern department must depute its staff to check the malpractices.
All Arunachal Pradesh Consumer Association (AAPCA)
Concentrate on student welfare
There is an Indian proverb centering the epic, Ramayana. When Rama’s opposite camp
observed that monkey chieftain Sugrib has joined Rama’s force, the Ravana- troup
commented, “As if Rama was not enough, now Sugrib has joined the fraternity”.
Let us reverse the ancient proverb to find that when the Govt. is wrecking its brain
how to undo the unlawful encroachment of its land and stop such illegal activity,
some students’ organizations have taken upon themselves the task of supporting the
encroachment perhaps with an idea that they are doing a great, honorable social duty.
Strange bedfellows, the encroachers and the student unions!
It seems APPDSU is conducting a concert and the latest to join are some others student
union. What purpose are they serving? Doesn’t the common sense prevail on them that
it is none of their business to poke their nose into the Govt affair, more so in
support of the law breakers. Would such activity help them win a Grammy, an Oscar
or Rashtrapati’s Gold Medal? Or would it bracket them with the elements who are basically
wrong-doers? Even a child would realize that the law breakers are anti-social elements.
Do we, the commoners have to accept that our students’ unions have gone crazy? Have
they turned anti-social? Is not it too much to expect from us?
The sooner such student-face-blemishing ends, the better. The unions should help
to brighten up the student-career of their members.
Former ANSU Leader
Senki View Itanagar,
Sorry but it's shameful
Crime occurs not because of wrong doings of bad people but because of silence of
Same stands for Rural Bank robbery case. Well basically I don't have base knowledge
of this particular event but I got to learn that the last plan of robbers was to
procure peoples participation to accomplish the task.
Honesty, principle, pride and priorities of people were basically at stake. But sorry
state is that general people did participate in this robbery by picking up the thrown
money and gathered masses thus gave chance for easy escape to the robbers.
This precedent gave wings to my extent of imagination. As I heard about this indecent
I was imagining.... political leaders throwing money to people in order to woo voters
and citizen becoming prey of their last minute promises by forgetting the entire
suffering of 5 years. No matter how much people complain about corrupt system, they
do get involved in it in one way or another as we are progeny and father of this
system. So, before complaining make sure to know where you originally stand in respect
of your principal and priorities. Sorry but it's shameful.
Adhere to technical guidelines
Through the column of your esteemed daily, we would like to highlight the sentiment
of people of Khenewa area regarding deteriorating road condition. The road communication
from Pakke point to Khenewa under Bameng constituency has been sanctioned under centrally
sponsored PMGSY. The construction work is in final phase. However, lack of proper
monitoring and lackadaisical attitude by the department concerned (i.e. RWD, Seppa)
has led to the misappropriation and misuse of fund meant for the lifeline of the
people. Khenewa circle is home to around 20 villages. This road from Pakke to Khenewa
is the life line of people of all villages under Khenewa circle. As such, due to
communication bottleneck, development activities hampers terribly.
Therefore, on behalf of the people of Khenewa, we fervently appeal the Chief Engineer
(RWD, Western Zone) to strictly direct the Executive Engineer (RWD, Seppa) to supervise
the project strictly, adhering to the technical guidelines.
Khenewa, East Kameng.
Waiting for salary
Through your esteemed daily I would like to request to state government to release
the salary of SSA teachers who are starving for their salary since from the last
2 months. Most of the teachers have empty pocket in this festive season. So I request
to the concerned department to release the salary of SSA teachers, so that they can
celebrate this festive seasons with their dear one in happy mood.
Puni Tara, Naharlagun
Reminder to APPSC
Through this column would like to remind APPSC and authorities concerned that in
the month of August 2013, the written interview for the post of Field Publicity Officer(FPO)
was conducted by APPSC. Till now there is no news about the result, though it was
for a single post. But still we expect aforementioned to declare the result at earliest.
Further delay or negligence will bring doubts and confusions.
Taba Takap, Itanagar
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