ITANAGAR, Dec 18: Eight archers from Arunachal Pradesh accompanied by two officials
left here today for Jharkhand to take part in the 34th Senior National Archery Championship
to be held at Jamshedpur from December 22 to 26.
Compound Boys: Doi Riba, Tash Kara, Nabam Ranu, Temu Haider ; Compound Girls: Maselo
Mihu, Sorang Yumi, Ganung Teskeng, Netan Drema Khrimey.
Officials: Kh, Ekashini Devi, Coach, T Bobo Singh, Manager.
TT team leaves for Rajasthan
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: A 10-member table tennis team from Arunachal Pradesh including
two officials left here today evening for Ajmer, Rajasthan to participate in the
75th Cadet & Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championship to be held there from
December 24 to 29, informed Table Tennis Arunachal.
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: A14-member boxing team from Arunachal Pradesh including two officials
has been selected for the 59th National School Games to be held in Delhi from January
2 to 8, 2014.
The boxers have been selected from various clubs and institutes, including SAI-SAG
Centre, Naharlagun, Sangey Laden Sports Academy, Chimpu and Ganga Boxing Club in
presence of coach and officials from Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association.
(U-19): Tarh Kaya (49-52 kg), Kumar Beyong (52-56 kg), Gumin Gara (60-64 kg).
Officials: Tenzing Chogyal (Team Manager), Teli Kahi, (SLSA), Team Coach.
Assault on assistant professor condemned
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: The Apatani Cultural and Literary Society, Ziro vehemently condemned
the brutal attack on member of the Society, Dr. (Mrs.) Aruna Gyati Lod, Assistant
Professor, Department of Political Science, Dera Natung Govt College recently by
an examinee only because she did not allow him to do unfair means in the examination.
The Society urged the Capital Police to act swiftly to arrest the culprit and book
him as the FIR has already lodged for punishment. Such attack, especially on the
lady members, demoralizes the spirit of the officers, the Society said and urged
the state Govt to adopt policy for safety and security of the lady officers at the
earliest. The society also urged the Rajiv Gandhi University to enforce the relevant
regulations against the student so that no student dares to repeat such unwanted
incidents in future. The Kurung Kumey Collegian’s Co-ordination Committee vehemently
condemned physical assault on Assistant Professor Dr Aruna Gyati Lod by an examinee
on 14th Dec when the Assistant Professor was performing her duty. The union stated
that the act of student is highly intolerable.
The North East Students’ Welfare Association (NESWA), Gwalior also condemned the
physical assault on Dr. Aruna Gyati Lod by an examinee.
While demanding the authority of the higher education to take stern action against
the student, the Association also urged that University authority to rusticate the
student from any examination so that such incident does not recur in the future.
‘Release bill only after obtaining NOC’
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: The All West Kameng Students’ Union (AWKSU) has appealed to the
West Kameng Deputy Commissioner to release the bill of school uniforms for this year
only after obtaining no objection certificates (NOCs) from the concern headmaster/principal.
In its representation to the deputy commissioner, the students union alleged that
the school uniforms supplied last year have been lying unused due to substandard
quality and unfit size.
If the school uniforms supplied are found be of sub-standard quality and unfit then
the same should immediately be replaced by the suppliers/contractors failing which
the union would be compelled to take necessary action, the representation said.
‘Pasighat township RCC road should be executed departmentally’
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: The Pasighat Peoples’ Welfare Committee (PPWC) in a letter to the
Chief Engineer, eastern Zone (B) said that the centrally sponsored scheme for construction
of reinforcement concrete cement road at Pasighat township under the Executive engineer,
PWD, Pasighat Division should be carried out by the department as per standard specification
under the technical supervision of the experts and by using technically sophisticated
machineries. It said that the works executed manually by contractors are unstable
and low in quality and prone to get repaired soon within a year or two which cause
the people to face the same problem of dilapidated road conditions again and
Expressing gratitude to authorities concerned for sanctioning the Rs. 10 crore SPA
road project, the PPWC also appealed to all the citizens to cooperate with the
executing department and monitor its execution for interest of general public.
Relief for fire victims sought
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: The Youth Association of Rose Panchayat today appealed to the
district administration to immediately provide relief to fire accident victims of
Lekhi Village which reportedly broke out today morning. The association claimed that
during the fire accident house of one Tana Tabia was gutted down and the belonging
and properties were reduced to ashes.
Tagung calls on Rao
NEW DELHI, Dec18: Yora Tagung, Vice-Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resource and
Development Agency (APBRDA) has called on Union Textile Minister Dr. K. S. Rao here
today. During discussion the Minister has assured for establishment of a world class
state Bamboo and Cane Craft museum and Craft Haat in Arunachal Pradesh. This project
will have the facility of Bamboo Museum, showroom for sale and promotion of handicraft
items and an exhibition area for 40 stalls. Another project is establishment of Handicraft
Training Centre in each of the 17 districts in Arunachal Pradesh.
CM calls on Fernandez, pleads forearly clearance of road projects
NEW DELHI, Dec 18: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Union Minister for
Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Oscar Fernandez at Transport Bhavan here. While
appealing the Union Minister to expedite the sanction of important road projects
in the state, Tuki especially highlighted the need to give a special dispensation
to the areas where Hydro Power Projects are coming up.
In a representation to the Union Minister, Tuki stressed that planned investment
in the Hydro Power sector is of national importance and only good access and connectivity
will facilitate the ultimate objective of making Arunachal Pradesh the “Powerhouse”
of the country.
The Union Minister assured the Chief Minister that he would examine and take necessary
steps in this regard.
Senior MoRTH officials, present in the meeting, apprised the CM that NH 52-A Itanagar
Banderdewa Road proposal is in the process of being sanctioned.
They also discussed the status of other ongoing projects like the Trans Arunachal
Highway and others roads.
The CM was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, Legal Advisor to CM
Ranji Thomas along with officials from the state government.
Lokpal Bill passed by Parliament
NEW DELHI/RALEGAN SIDDHI, Dec 18: After eight unsuccessful attempts over the last
five decades, India on Wednesday took the historic step of enacting the Lokpal law
by which an anti-corruption watchdog would be established that will have in its purview
even the office of the Prime Minister.
The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013, was passed by voice vote amid din created by
members from Seemandhra region who were protesting against division of Andhra Pradesh
to create Telangana state.
The bill was already passed by the Lok Sabha in December 2011 but it came to the
house again as it underwent amendments before being approved by the Rajya Sabha on
Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena members, opposing the bill, staged a walk-out in protest,
as their counterparts from other parties, including Congress vice-president Rahul
Gandhi and leader of the opposition Sushma Swaraj, supported the measure.
Gandhi sought extension of the winter session to pass six more bills which were "part
of the comprehensive anti- corruption framework" of the UPA government.
"Lokpal Bill alone is not enough to fight corruption. What we need is a comprehensive
anti-corruption code. The UPA government has prepared anti-corruption framework.
"Eight new central laws have been brought...We should complete the unfinished work
of fighting corruption...Six anti-corruption bills are pending. If necessary, can
we not extend this session of Parliament," Gandhi said as the debate began on the
key bill to create an anti-graft ombudsman.
Noting that Lokpal Bill was part of this comprehensive framework, he said the RTI
law was the first on the UPA list. The others which remain pending are Prevention
of Corruption amendment, right to citizens for time-bound delivery of goods and services,
public procurement, foreign bribery, judicial accountability and the whistleblowers
bills, Gandhi said.
Swaraj supported the measure but attacked the Congress for clamouring to take credit
for it, saying "the people of this country and the old man (Anna Hazare) who has
undertaken fast several times deserve the credit."
Earlier, Speaker Meira Kumar allowed the bill, as amended by the Upper House, to
be laid and taken up for consideration by Lok Sabha. Anna Hazare breaks fast, cold-shoulders
Anna Hazare on Wednesday broke his nine-day fast shortly after Lok Sabha passed the
Lokpal Bill, and announced he would form "watchdog bodies" comprising people of "impeccable
integrity" to keep an eye on how the law is enforced.
Looking a bit frail yet brimming with enthusiasm after the landmark bill was passed
by the Lok Sabha, Hazare thanked all parties, barring Samajwadi Party, for their
support, but obliquely criticised his former proteges in the Aaam Aadmi Party, his
fellow travellers in the Jan Lokpal movement, who have dubbed the new legislation
as "Jokepal" bill.
Hazare, who had been crusading for anti-corruption ombudsman for long and had forced
passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha in 2011 through his fast at Ramlila Maidan,
hoped the bill is signed into a law within 1-2 months.
The 76-year-old Gandhian, however, said mere enactment of the law would not serve
the purpose and announced he would form "watchdog bodies" in states and districts
to keep an eye on how the law was being enforced.
"The law will be meaningless unless it is implemented and enforced properly. I will
constitute watchdog bodies at all levels...in states, districts everywhere.
"These bodies having retired judges, state police chiefs and others with impeccable
integrity will keep vigilance on how the law is implemented. Only then the people
will benefit from this law," he said.
Hazare, who thanked everybody, from MPs to political parties, Rajya Sabha's select
committee, to policemen at his fast venue, the 'pandalwala' to the doctors who looked
after him during the hunger strike, his fourth for Lokpal, chose not to make any
mention of Arvind Kejriwal and others from the AAP, who played a role in building
the movement. PTI
Bengia Hemanto conferred lifetime achievement award
ITANAGAR, DEC 18: Legendary singer of the state Bengia Hemanto has been conferred
lifetime achievement award at the first ever Nyishi art and cultural festival’13
cum 2nd general conference of the Nyishi Art and Cultural Welfare Society which was
organised from Dec 15 to 17, last at Nyikum Niya Ground, Nirjuli.
Attending the valedictory function of the festival as chief guest, Markio Tado, MLA
opined that while the advent and potential of games and sports has been witnessed
across the state, tracing back to the earlier wisdom through folk songs, the art
and cultures of the community must also go hands in hands to create a benchmark for
Looking forward to this fact, state govt must institutionalize establishing a centre
to learn the art old wisdom. Meanwhile, the chief guest also advocated to preserve
the root realizing the age old saying, Chumtuju Nyijek Nyigem (Let us preserve the
root) while addressing the gathering at the festival.
Tado expressed gratitude to the organiser hoping that the budding artist of the community
will be much encouraged through this maiden effort of the NACWS and the same must
to bring forward for further exploration of the talents lying inside the community.
MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary, Kumar Waii while taking on the NACWS chief patron
for the next executive tenure said that in due course of time, organisers like NACWS
must keep in tune based on the root of our ancestors to motivate the budding artist
and the same must be followed by the young artist while composing lyrics. Attending
the festival, Waii promised the organiser to help in the coming days for the growth
of the cultural trend.
The festival also awarded audio albums from five districts of the state distinguishing
Yuma from L/Subansiri, as first, Ajin E/Kameng as second, Nyokum Dapo from Kurng
Kumey as third, Anya from Pepum Pare as fourth and Boori from U/Subansiri and was
declared as fifth. Presenting the Nyishi film and musical award function at the festival,
the jury comprising Taw Tebin Tara, Chairman, searching committee, Nabam Tati, member
secretary, Nabam Tarang, Toko Yalam Gem and Biki Para Tok, members declared awards
on various categories.
The recipients on various categories are, Best Actor: Tai Tugung for the film Dr
Abo, Best Actress: Bengia Anna, film Dr Abo, Best Singer (Male): Delam Kino, (Album,
Nawalo Donebo), Best Singer: (Female), Taba Yal Nabam (Popi Nyeri), Best film Editor:
Nabam Kayung, film, Ane Sepung, Best Audio Album Producer: Dr Byabang Rana, (Album
Siicha So), Best Video Album producer: Pani Taram and Mwha Lama, Best Nyishi Film
Producer: Tarh Nachung, film Dr Abo, Best Budding Artist: Miss Likha Yan, Best Lyricist:
Ha Nayung (Nguluge Nyokusi, Album, Rialo) and the first Album amongst the Nyishi
Community: Kamchi Lella;
E/ Kameng District bagged the first prize for Dumdum (Lurik Nasi dance) while Kurung
Kumey awarded second. On War Dance, East Kameng District conferred first and Papum
Pare as second.
It is worth to mention here that War Dance and Lurik Nasi Dance originated from E/Kameng
and was promoted for greater awareness during the festival for preservation of the
folk dance which is not popularly practised in other parts of the state amongst the
PPA woman wing makespolygamy an election issue
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: In a far-reaching effect, the State Mahila Council of the PPA
today adopted a resolution against polygamy as a precondition to issuance of party
ticket to any aspiring candidate to the elections; be it panchayat, municipality,
Assembly or Parliamentary election. This decision was taken unanimously in a meeting
of Party’s Mahila Council convened by State Mahila Council President Kenyir Ringu
and attended by the Mahila representatives from all districts and blocks of the party.
“Since woman constitutes other half of the society, therefore, they should neither
be treated like a commodity which can be bought and sold in the market by their male
counterpart nor should they themselves involve in polyandry,” Ringu said adding that
gender equality and women empowerment is one of the priority areas of the party.
She stated that barring those who have already married more than one wives or one
husbands at the time of receipt of Party tickets, the rules against the practice
of plural marriage after the issue of party ticket shall be strictly followed without
any dilution. “If any candidate is found violating the monogamous norms, he or she
shall have to surrender his or her party membership as well as the post on which
he or she has been elected.” On issue of reservation of seats to woman candidates,
the Party shall be extremely liberal and shall even go beyond 33 percent in case
of availability of suitable women candidates, she said while disclosing that it
is the PPA which has given the Party ticket to first woman candidate Nyari Welly
who is even today seen as women icon legislator and also the voice for gender equality
and justice in the state, according to a party release.
Congress move for ADCs an election gimmick: BJP
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: Dubbing the move of the High-level delegation led by state Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki to convince the Centre for granting Mon and Patkai Autonomous
District Councils as an election gimmick, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal
Pradesh today accused the Congress-ruled state Govt of doing nothing in favour of
the proposed two ADCs in the past.
Advocating for the granting of Mon and Patkai Automous District Councils and talking
about the China issue particularly before the ensuing Lok Sabha and State Vidhan
Sabha elections is nothing but a mere election gimmick, state BJP general secretary
Dominic Tadar said in a release. Where did the Congress-led State govt. go since
2004 to till date if it was committed for the proposed two Autonomous regions in
the state, the party questioned.
The BJP maintained that long-standing issue of autonomy to Mon and Patkai region
was nothing new and the State Legislative Assembly twice got through this and recommended
to the Government of India. But it remained unattended despite the party in power
having governments both at the Centre and at the state, the party said. Had the Chief
Minister and the ruling Congress government been serious they could have pursued
the matter recommended by the state Assembly rigorously, the BJP said. The BJP further
said that a jumbo size delegation before election time is nothing but a political
stunt just for their vote bank politics.
On China issue, the BJP said that the state Congress Govt. and its leaders had always
kept mum and was busy in power struggle within the party though Chinese claim over
Arunachal has been a long time and continues process. The BJP urged the Chief Minister
and his cabinet to visit Indo-China border areas by road and get into the ground
level situations facing the people in the border villages and outposts as well.
Awareness on COTPA held
PASIGHAT, Dec 18: ‘Give up tobacco before it is too late’ exhorted the Deputy Commissioner
Nidhi Srivastava while addressing the one-day workshop on cigarette and other tobacco
products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production,
Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA) at Pasighat Town Hall. Officers, PRI leaders,
councilors, NGOs, Police etc attended the workshop.
Life is too precious to be wasted away by unproductive acts like smoking and using
tobacco products, said the DC. Mass awareness and education to the common masses
with motivation and support from the civil society can help to eradicate the menace
to a great extent, she added. People should develop strong will power to give up
tobacco and smoking.
The DC appealed all to set good example for the young generation to follow. She wanted
co-operation and support in the endeavor to make the district smoke-free. She assured
that all efforts will be put into make the mission a success. Kaling Dai, ZPC appealed
for organization of such workshop in the rural areas so that ignorant and innocent
villagers become aware of the ill effects of tobacco and smoking.
East Siang SP Pushpendra Kumar highlighted the key provisions of the Act, especially
with an overview of section 4 (Smoke-free public place) and section 6 (Protecting
minors). The illegal tobacco products without proper pictorial warnings have to be
reported immediately. He also highlighted the powers and limitations of the implementing
section. All out effort to make the mission a success will be done, asserted the
Dr. T Ering briefed about prevalence of cancer in Arunachal Pradesh. He also highlighted
the organs effected by cancer due to use of tobacco products.
Takir Kakki ZPM suggested for banning of tobacco products in the district while Manik
Bui PD (DRDA) sought clarification in enforcing the Act in the office complexes.
Aini Taloh, President ABK (WW) expressed gratitude to administration and the police
for their supports and cooperation in their endeavor to check drugs and alcohol in
the district. She hoped the same will be extended by all sections of the society
to make a better society to live.
Tajing Taki ZPM said the workshop was an eye opener for him. He publicly declared
and vowed never to use tobacco in future and appealed all to do the same. Dr. T Taloh,
Lecturer suggested for humble but effective business by checking of selling of tobacco
to minors effectively. He also wanted the civil society to participate.
Dr. D Bagra, DMO while briefing through power-point presentation about the COTPA
informed that the number of tobacco users in the district is very high. The District
Tobacco Control Cell will raise awareness, impart training, monitor the activities
and keep programs in schools. He also highlighted the roles of stakeholders like
panchayats/ NGOs/enforcing agencies/ media etc. staying away from tobacco will give
long and healthy life, no extra economic burden, less heart attack and less cancers.
Many districts of the country could not attain smoking-free status. Hence, the DMO
sought cooperation from all to achieve the same in the district. DIPRO
‘Education is an essential tool to enrich life’
PASIGHAT, Dec 18: “Education has always been and will continue to be one of the most
important needs of mankind” stated the state’s Education, Science and Technology
Minister Bosiram Siram today while addressing the students, parents and teachers
of Democrat Bakin’s English School (DBES), Pasighat on its 9th Annual Meet.
In his message to the gathering, Siram said education is essential human virtue and
signifies man’s supreme position in society. Education has always been and continues
to be one of the most important needs of mankind and helps man indoctrinate values
applying the technical know-how in real life situations. Education was born with
the birth of the human race and shall continue to function as long as the human race
lives. I am not a teacher, but an awakener he claimed.
He informed that Nabam Tuki led present government is obliged and encourages private-run
institutions which have several potential advantages over delivery of education and
state building process.
While stressing on parental control, he said most of the education comes from home
through parents and as the child moves into adolescents learning is obtained from
multiple people including teachers, friends, and even through his/her surroundings.
An ideal education promotes knowledge while incorporating valuable information that
can be used to help in everyday life. Education should build not only on the text
that lies within a book, but should also touch everyday aspect of life. True education
comes in many different forms. Co-curricular activities should be encouraged besides
normal academic courses to develop physical fitness, confidence and personality.
He paid homage to the visionary leader Lt. Bakin Pertin and conveyed his gratitude
to Osor Pertin Wife of Lt. Bakin Pertin for her noble gesture which would mentally,
physically and emotionally benefit the society.
The minister visited the arts & crafts exhibitions and later gave away prizes and
certificates to the achievers on the occasion.
PMC Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, said that education is an essentials of all human
societies which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony
with all existence. Parents play a vital role in the education of their child, whatever
child’s age is. If they pay attention to their children, they make more scholastic
achievements than those who are ignored, asserted Tamuk. He believes the first institution
of a child where he learns is his home. A child passes most of his time with his
parents and learns from his/her parents.
The school’s Principal Chandra Thapa presented the annual report and apprised how
the school is moving towards progresses. How the students are competing and shining
at state and national levels.
Earlier, the students presented folk songs and dances, rhymes and demonstrated martial
arts which enthralled the audience. Among others, Dy Chief Councilor Atik Pertin
and councilors of all wards, local leaders and parents were present on the occasion.
One befitted from state Govt’s victim compensation scheme
YUPIA, Dec 18:The Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, District Legal Services Authority,
Papum Pare District, Pige Ligu has handed over the cheque amounting to Rs.2,00,000
to one Indu Devi W/o Late Muni Singh, A Sector, Naharlagun being victim compensation
here at DC Office Yupia, today.
The amount was sanctioned by the state Govt under Arunachal Pradesh victim compensation
scheme which was introduced in the year 2012. The compensation was sanctioned on
account of death of her husband Muni Singh, a Thela puller, in a vehicular accident
at A Sector, Naharlgun on January 12 last. Indu Devi is the first beneficiary of
the scheme vide Govt. notification NO. HMB(B)37/97 Dated 24.01.2012. DIPRO
Workshop and school rally conducted at Dudunghar
TAWANG, Dec 18: PHE&WS Sub-Division Lumla has organized sanitation campaign under
Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan by organizing school rally and workshop at Dudunghar on December
Inaugurating the workshop Tashi Dondup circle officer Dudunghar stated that such
awareness campaign is really important in remote place like Dudunghar. He advised
the PRI members to participate wholeheartedly in the sanitation campaign and transform
Er. G. Mize AE PHE Lumla highlighted the challenges of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan( NBA)
and importance of community participation in it. He also disclosed that 15 Village
Water and Sanitation Committee are formed in the block.
Speaking on the occasion as resource person Tage Tagyung explained the water, sanitation
and health linkages and encouraged the villagers to use sanitary toilet.
Er. Ngurang Agung, Consultant Water and Sanitation has explained with power point
presentation in detail about NBA ( Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan) and the incentive the Govt
provide to the beneficiaries. He also explained about the uses of Field Test Kits
for various water test. Er. HC Shukla JE Zemithang- Dudunghar section through PowerPoint
presentation gave detail about functions of VWSC and its management process.
Er. Techi Kagung Consultant HRD had power point presentation on technology options
of low cost latrines. Water Testing Kits were distributed to all the Gram Chairpersons
of the block on the occasion.
The programme was participated by students and teaching staffs of Government Middle
school Dudunghar, PHE officers. All the PRI members of Dudunghar area were called
in the workshop.
Tuki takes stock of job-oriented training for Arunachalee students in West Delhi
NEW DELHI, Dec 18: Never for a moment swaying his attention away from the welfare
and progress of the youths undergoing training in various institutes under the skill
development and employment generation mission of the state government, Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki today paid a surprise visit to the National Institute of Finance & Accounts
and the PC Training Institute in West Delhi here. As many as 200 students from the
state are in training in these institutes for various computer based financial accounting
services including allied aspects of ICT, Retail, Marketing, among others.
Taking a firsthand account of the status of training and other facilities including
lodging and security of the students, the Chief Minister advised the students to
take optimum use of the opportunity for job oriented training to further their careers.
“This is the beginning of your journey. My Government has accorded top priority to
skill development and employment generation for overall youth development in the
state. You must work hard as the future is now in your hands. Always adhere to the
norms and guidelines of the institute, and embrace positive work culture and ethics
in this cosmopolitan environment. This will help you in successfully overcoming all
challenges in life”, he said while interacting with the youths.
Tuki also discussed other aspects of security and lodging of the students with the
faculty and management of both the institutes and urged them to provide the best
of facilities to the students.
The Chief Minister, who is personally monitoring the training and placement of the
students undergoing training in various parts of India, has created an effective
mechanism of mentoring by appointing K.N Damo, Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC),
New Delhi as the National Co-ordinator for the skill development mission. Damo would
act as the local guardian of the students in New Delhi and also be a one-point contact
for any student welfare issues for all the metros where students are undergoing training
across the country.
The CM was accompanied by Chief Resident Commissioner Dr.Avinash Kumar Mishra, DRC
K.N Damo, OSD to CM Dr.Hatobin Mai, Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago, Vice Chairman
Seva Dal Kipa Kaha and Industrialist Tenzing Namdak. The CM also offered his wishes
to the students for Christmas and New Year.
Sena encourages cultivation of Ramie in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Setong Sena has encouraged
the people of the state to take up Ramie cultivation.
Addressing seminar on Ramie cultivation at Hime village, under Kangku circle of Likabali
sub-division of West Siang district recently, Sena assured all possible assistance
to the farmers for ramie cultivation, processing and marketing of fibre from the
Underlining in the importance of Ramie cultivation, Sena exhorted the rural youths
of Arunachal to take up career in agriculture.
Local MLA and legislative assembly deputy speaker Jomde Kena, emphasized on establishment
of better linkage among the farmers, scientists and textile industries and signing
of MoUs between industrialists and farmers for processing and marketing of finished
Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd, Chairman Tani Loffa while asking the farmers
to take up Ramie cultivation has assured them of all assistance. He briefed about
the RDWS and expressed his happiness over seeing the interest of the local farmers
on ramie cultivation. He said that govt. will think on development of farmers of
the area through ramie cultivation.
Earlier, Gemdak Ngomle, Secretary, RDWS and organizer of the seminar informed that
currently there are 6 ha. of ramie plantation in the village planted under Tribal
Sub Plan of ICAR. There is a target of planting Ramie in atleast 500 ha. of land
within the next 1-2 years if CRIJAF (ICAR) supplies the required planting materials,
Dr. AK Sharma, senior scientist, Ramie Research Station briefed about the importance,
diversified uses of ramie, cultivation practices and potential area for ramie cultivation
in Arunachal Pradesh in his presentation during the seminar.
AK Purkyastha, Advisor Ag. Department, appreciated the efforts of the RDWS, NGO
for organizing seminar on ramie cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh. He also told that
there a large area in state .
Dilip Barua, Managing Director, Fabric Plus Ltd, highlighted the importance of ramie
fibre and fabric in the national and international market and India’s scope in the
global ramie market.
Nipak Ngomle, member of the society told that 50 ha. land has already been prepared
for ramie cultivation in the village and waiting for planting materials from Ramie
Research Station, Assam.
Co-organizer Dr. AK Sharma, Senior Scientist and In-charge Ramie Research Station
and Dr. SP Gawande, Scientist, Ramie Research Station, Sorbhog, Assam organized
an exhibition of ramie products, including fibre, yarn, fabric, planting material,
posters and banners, etc.
The meeting was attended by 100 farmers including unemployed rural youths of the
The seminar was organized by Rural Development Welfare Society Arunachal Pradesh
in collaboration with Ramie Research Station (CRIJAF), Indian Council of Agriculture
Research, Sorbhog, Barpata, Assam.
CNC frames modalities for Nyokum celebration
ITANAGAR, Dec 18: The Central Nyokum Committee (CNC) in its executive body meeting
held at Pachin Colony, Naharlagun on December 16 reviewed the methodology of Nyokum
Yullo celebration from February 24 to 28, 2014.
While the celebration modalities and restrictions enunciated earlier would continue
to be in force, some key issues have been further discussed and decided that wearing
of the traditional beads per head would continue to be limited to five chains and
all main Yullo participants (Ritual participants, Yullo Torri jobu, Gerr Geybu etc.)
would be in complete traditional attire, preferable with eri chadar (perr eji). They
are exempted from five chains bead restriction. For other participants, fully or
partially clad Nyishi dresses like letum, pomo, tunam, byopa, nara, uriuk, tasang,
jacket etc, for gents and gale, dumping, hohi, push, tasang etc., for women folk
are advisable, CNC informed in a release.
Children below maturity age are not recommended for wearing symbol of maturity status
like, byopa, tangdung etc.
The CNC has discouraged wanton slaughter of Mithun for feast excepting for ritual
sacrifice taking into account the need for conservation of the animal which commands
utmost relevance to the social life of the Nyishis,
Observing social taboo, CNC has advised that the constituent members of the community
would not venture into fishing, hunting and farming for atleast five days from the
date of ritual sacrifice, i.e., February 26 to March 3 and March 2 in leap-year.
Gambling of any kind like dice, housie, playing cards etc, would be strictly prohibited
during the peak Nyokum celebration periods from February 20 to 28 in order to keep
up the sanctity of the festival in the vicinity of the celebration area. However,
housie as a part of fund raising activity for the local organising committees may
be allowed subject to completion of such event before February 20.
The flag hoisting would take place from 7 am to 10.30 am on February 24 in all the
celebration centres just after arrival of the priest, the ritual sacrifice on February
26 and Ragha/ Gama (ceremonious farming) on February 27 and priest retreats just
after Ragha/Gama. Dapo (prohibition procession- restricting inward and outward movement
of man and animal in the village or a place) would be taken out on February 28; however,
Dapo is not enforceable in this modern hectic era.
“It shall be the endeavour to refrain from distorted presentation of rich cultural
heritage of Nyishis and ensure that only Nyishi traditional dances and songs are
presented in cultural events. In the sports events, traditional sports would be accorded
In the Nyokum celebration centres where Nyokum is not celebrated in complete traditional
aspects with rituals, the local committee would not invite non-Nyishi as chief guest
or other special guests so that wrong impression on the grand festival of the community
is not portrayed outside.
The meeting also felt the need to impart education regarding the essence of Nyokum
to the young generation. The CNC would initiate steps to identify touring teams of
resource persons for conducting workshops on Nyokum in schools and general grounds.
Further, to strengthen the bond of all faiths of the community, the CNC would convene
joint meeting of all religions and religious sects of the members of Nyishi community
to carry forward the need of its constituent members of different faiths to come
together and contribute meaningfully in preservation of our age old rich tradition
and culture in true spirit.
The CNC also discouraged exorbitant budget and forceful donations which may distort
the spirit of festivity and its sanctity.
“With the bitter experience in various fair and festivals in the past, the local
celebration committees would strictly regulate the price tag of food items and local
beverages in the Nyokum food stalls to a reasonable and affordable ceiling and ensure
festivities with limited personal budget of the individuals.
Wild animal meat and fowl would not be allowed in the food stalls for sanctity of
the festival as well as; as a step towards preservation of fauna and flora,” the
Can we think of a world without corruption? Can we think of world in which nobody
bothers about price rise? If we see the root cause of every corruption it is money,
the same money which was discovered for human being is ruling human being,
The two question could be yes, if not cent percent but at least 99% yes, if paper
money (language of layman whereas money is made of special cloth or thread) is replaced
by e-money (digital money/Card) and barter system. Instead of having so many rules
everyone should have bank account. The banks instead of providing ATM booth should
provide swipe machine (which of course could be supplied by Govt. free of cost to
every individual or establishment). The concept of e-money and barter system should
go together otherwise service sector cannot function.
Some of the benefits would be, the salaried people will be compelled to live within
its salary and would never think of bribe because all transaction would be only e-money/in
form of digital and can never use extra (bribe money). Income of every person can
easily be traced and that way income tax department will have no problem in collecting
income tax. Every person in the society will be producer because consumer will have
no bargain facility rather there will be no concept of consumer except lunatic. Agriculturist
will have upper hand, whereby food scarcity will be only because of natural calamity.
Having so many merits, it will have one big challenge which I will not call demerit
in 21st century, which will be connectivity of swipe machine to bank. But it is possible
like mobile network. How many of you are running after easy money? How many of you
produce at least one kg chilli, mustard leaf etc? How many of you are after free
scheme of government?
Bojum Lusi Sorum
Don’t believe in fabricated story
This is with reference to the news item published in your daily dated 14/12/13 under
the headline “Nari Panchayat Raj leaders Accused of theft”. We the members of Lumpo-Adi/Tako
Anchal Segment constituency would like to remind Ruksin based correspondent of Arunachal
Times that before dragging someone’s name as accused, the press should collect main
facts from investigating officer through proper channel.
We the people of Lumpo-Adi/Tako A/S constituency denounce the allegation leveled
on our honest & dynamic leader Tatum Kaye, ASM. We strongly condemn such politically
motivated allegation which is completely baseless & fabricated. After the arrest
of the main accused or business linkman as mentioned, the people of Lumpo-Adi/Tako
villager had convened a village meeting regarding the case with due permission from
the officer-in-charge, Nari police station on 08/12/13 at Dere (community hall) of
Lumpo village. In the meeting all house present after thorough enquiry unanimously
came to conclusion that ASM Tatum Kaye was not involved in the alleged case, therefore
he is not guilty. Neither he has any knowledge of the issue of NREGA material nor
did he submit any application to the issuing authority for the issue of NREGA material.
Moreover the statement given by the accused linkman & Gram Chairperson about his
non-involvement to the investigating officer in the village meeting is a sufficient
evidence of his innocence. He is one of the senior most leaders of our area who works
dedicatedly & sincerely for the welfare of our village. The news of alleged involvement
of such a leader is very unfortunate and shocking. Therefore we appeal to the higher
authorities and general people not to believe in such baseless, false & fabricated
stories made by few self centered individuals.
Jomi Bomjen( HGB)
Mobom Eshi (GB)
Bomi Eshi (GPM)
Tabom Eshi (GPM)
Why autonomous issue comes alive during election year?
The recent delegation representing govt of Arunachal Pradesh lead by Chief Minister
and accompanied by Ministers, MPs and MLAs meeting central leaders demanding Autonomous
District Councils for Mon and Patkai area is not a new thing. Ever since 2004, the
Arunachal Legislative Assembly has unanimously passed the resolution twice for the
creation of Autonomous District Councils. And since 2004 Congress Party is in the
govt both at Centre as well as in our State. No Political Party or Organization has
ever opposed it, hence, the resolution was smoothly sent to the Union Govt. Surprisingly,
now the State Govt is behaving as though another party is ruling at the Centre.
If Congress Party is committed to the issue then they shouldn't have waited for the
next election. It's a policy matter which could have been declared at once during
last 10 years. The duty of the ruling govt is to execute the assurances given earlier
but not to promise like an opposition party for the future. Why this issue comes
to life during the election time only? Who will provide answer for last 10 years?
Once 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India is introduced in Arunachal Pradesh
on the line of States like Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, the Panchayat Raj system will
be replaced by creating District Autonomous Councils in designated districts or even
whole of the State can be brought under Autonomous District Councils. Even if District
Councils are created for local administrative conveniences, we should strive for
a strong and united Arunachal.
Autonomous district councils will benefit only political class
I would like to put across my view through your esteemed daily with reference to
the letter published in today’s Readers Forum column by one Nabam Akin Hina (Gen.Secy.AACWA).
The points he raised is a genuine one and I really appreciate his statement on the
authenticity of autonomous district council and new districts in Arunachal Pradesh.
In fact none of the political leaders of the state are aware of the needs of common
public but their guiding principle of demanding new districts and autonomous district
councils is only for the interests of their pockets and officeholders. This is the
real face of their memorandums.
The general public doesn’t know that all this development drama will be same in present
and future too. In fact we are being victimized by the dirty political game for power.
Let us talk about the DoTCL fund which is sanctioned as a ‘Vitamin’ for the development
of Tirap, Changlang and Longding. Is this fund utilized in a proper way by the concerned
political leaders of our respective constituencies and have it benefited the larger
mass? Answer will be a big ‘No’ from the public, but the political leaders have really
benefited from it. Please don’t show meager utilization of funds as warm wishes from
the general public, because we are one of the learned youths among the general public
from these districts, who have analyzed the depth of the fact. We appreciate our
state govt. for sanctioning such funds for the good cause of deprived people in the
disturbed districts and hope for the same in near future too. But, my questioned
to the policy and rule makers of the state is that, is there any monitoring department
to ensure genuine utilization of such funds. How can we expect monitoring members
sitting at Itanagar to properly examine whether funds are being properly used in
the eastern most part of the state?
However, there are many more funds like BADP, MLALADS, SPA, etc…which are being sanctioned
for the development of our districts. But the fact is that none of the funds is utilized
in a serious manner and funds are always inadequate for us, why? Let our state’s
whole development budget be diverted to our districts then also these political leaders
will say, there is deficient of fund for us. My point here is ‘Are we analyzing on
the subject of the utilization of funds in an optimistic way in our districts?’ Many
projects are lying unfinished. Some just started and vanished without any information
of depts. Is this the answer for deficit of fund or improper utilization of funds?
Furthermore, if such unfortunate trend continues in the name of development what
is the meaning of shouting for autonomous district councils? But being an educated
youth I too can understand the problems of our districts and hope for the optimistic
political leaders to lead the districts in coming days for eradicating social issues
and unemployment problems.
Last but not the least… a suggestion from a common public like me to the policy and
rule makers is that, if there could be a separate Govt. investigation agencies in
every districts who could visit to the govt. depts., villages and speak to public
for seeking the information of the real benefits and utilization of the funds, it
will be extremely helpful.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Let there be dialogue between APDA and State Govt.
There is a massive crisis looming large over state. Already crisis-ridden health
department is gearing up for tough days ahead after Arunachal Pradesh Doctors' Association
(APDA) in an emergency meeting held on 16th of this month unanimously decided to
stage mass protest throughout the state by taking mass casual leave in coming December
26 and 27. The association claimed that they have been forced to take extreme decision
in view of undue delay by the government in setting up DPC for promotion of APHS
Officers under 'Time Bound Promotion' as per the A.P Health Services (APHS) Cadre
Rule 2000. Further they also want to register strong protest against appointment
of District Medical Officer and Deputy Director of Health Services outside the DPC
and in violation of APHS Cadre rule 2000.
This decision by APDA is not in the interest of common citizen. Some of the districts
are battling serious health issue at this moment. The Arunachal Pradesh government
has already sounded an alert in Longding district following an outbreak of malaria
and jaundice. Also with New Year season on, the cases of accident are rising alarmingly
thorough out the state. In absence of medical officer, the govt. hospital will be
worst sufferer. Majority of PHC, CHC and district hospitals are already running short
of doctors. If all the doctors go for two days mass leave, the poor patients who
are dependent on govt aided hospitals should get ready for some really harsh time.
The government of Arunachal should initiate dialogue with agitating doctors before
things turn ugly.