ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Two days training programme for officers and officials of Legislative
Assembly Secretariat was held at Nokmey Namati Hall on Dec 20 and 21. The training
programme was inaugurated by Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong. Dr Subash C Kashyap, former
secretary general Lok Sabha and Member Secretary Constitution Review Commission and
R Kothandaram, Former Secretary Goa Legislative Assembly attended as resource persons.
They delivered lecturers on wide range of legislation procedure and workshop on
Bills, according to an official release.
NHARALAGUN, Dec 21: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration
with the Directorate Information and Public Relations has proposed to conduct a three-day
festival of award winning documentaries, shorts and Animation of Mumbai International
Film Festival (MIFF) at Itanagar, tentatively in the month of April 2014.
‘Stop rampant appointment of GBs
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Bura Welfare Association (AAPGBWA)
in a memorandum to the chief secretary sought his intervention to stop ‘fresh and
rampant appointment’ of GBs by deputy commissioners and ADCs in various districts
at the behest of public and political leaders in violation of the GoAP’s standing
order (No DAD-80/2005, dated 16.04.2008).
In its one-point memorandum, the Association further said that there were 7939
GBs in the state in 2008, and their number has now risen to 10,000 due to rampant
appointment. Such unnecessary appointment ‘is causing uneasiness among genuine GBs,
and experts/orators of local tradition and custom,’ it said.
AACS celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) today observed its foundation
day in a befitting manner at Nirjuli. Hundreds of Sena activists and youths attended
Speaking on the occasion AACS president Serpi Flago highlighted the objectives of
the organization. He also stated that rampant corruption in the state is taking place
especially in hydro power, education and rural development sectors including PDS
and back-door appointment. He also asserted that organization would continue its
fight against corruption in all spheres so that transparency and corruption free
Niba Hospital Celebrate its 13th foundation day
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Niba Hospital celebrated its 13th foundation day in a very humble
way by conducting a free health camp for the children and staff of Oju Mission School
Apart from health checkup, the hospital also conducted hepatitis screening and ABO
grouping for all and provided free medicines for the children.
Marking the day, Dr Nirmali also announced adoption of “Oju Mission for Healthcare”
by Niba Hospital.
Niba Hospital was established on December 21, 1999 with very limited infrastructure.
The hospital was setup with an aim to provide the best healthcare facility to people
and to contribute towards building a healthier society. Since its inception it has
worked tirelessly towards providing quality healthcare to people. The hospital has
also conducted numerous health camps in remote areas and is associated with charity
program like “Smile train” where patients from poor family can get cleft repair surgery
for free. So far more than 400 surgeries have been carried out, informed a hospital
Authorities urged to take action
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Taking serious note of the growing cases of alleged manhandling/harassment
meted out to the workers engaged in enquiry centres of various departments like Power,
PWD, PHED in Capital Complex, Itanagar especially during night hours, All Arunachal
Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) today strongly appealed the state government particularly
administration and law enforcing authorities to look into the matter and initiate
needful measures to check such incidents.
The Union threatened to launch democratic movement if the authorities fail to initiate
steps to safeguard the life and property of workers. Further, it appealed the citizens
to cooperate with the workers for betterment.
Khimhun urges teachers to shoulder responsibility
CHANGLANG, Dec 21: Parliamentary secretary Trade and Commerce P Khimhun inaugurated
a new primary school Building at New Sohelaktong village in Kantang Circle yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion Khimhun urged the villagers to maintain and safeguard the
school assets. He directed all the villagers to send their children to school by
the next session. Khimhun also asked the teachers to shoulder responsibility or else
stern action will be initiated against them.
Responding to the one point memorandum for establishment of Health Sub-Centre in
the village, Khimhun assured to take up the matter with the appropriate authority
on priority. Ex ZPM Changlang South John Jugli, Circle Officer Kantang Bamin Tarang,
DDSE H Loyi, EE PHED J Loyi and ASM Thanglang Tangha and senior public Leader C Tekhil
also spoke on the occasion.
Changlang DC visits Khimiyang circle
CHANGLANG, Dec 21: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav made a surprise visit
to Khimiyang circle on Dec 18. She inspected Bubang Middle School and Government
higher secondary school Yanman. She took note of those teachers who were absent from
duty without prior information and warned them of stern action. She also visited
infrastructure development of EAC Hq Scheme in the circle. Yadav also noted the delay
in the implementation of various central sponsored schemes in the circle and directed
the PWD and electrical department to expedite the work in this working season.
Yadav with SP Changlang Vijay Kumar also visited the site for the construction of
Police Station and infrastructure of the police department in the circle. Interacting
with the villagers Vijay Kumar informed them that Police station will soon be coming
up as soon as the construction work is completed. ADC Isha Khosla, Commandant CRPF
Dhananjay and CO Khimiyang Bamin Tarang also accompanied the DC during her visit.
Authorities urged not to conduct public hearing
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) has called upon the
state government and concerned authorities of various power projects not to conduct
any more public hearing in entire Mechukha Sub-Division until and unless the remaining
formalities of already conducted public hearings are completed. The Union, in a release,
lamented that till date more than six power project developers have successfully
conducted public hearing in the area, however, there was no progress in the project
sites and remaining formalities are yet to be done.
Posting of regular PWD EE demanded
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Claiming the PWD Sangram Division in Kurung Kumey district has
no regular executive engineer since last three years, All Nyishi Youth Association
(ANYA) Kurung Kumey District Unit today demanded regular executive engineer saying
that unavailability of officer crate havoc among public contractor. In its representation
to the Chief Minister, ANYA KK Unit sought for early redressal of its demand.
Posting of CO sought
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The Phasang Area Inhabitant Welfare Association today demanded
immediate posting of the circle officer at Lungsa. It said that Nyapin circle has
been created way back in 2000 with circle headquarter at Lungsa. However since the
creation of circle no circle officer has been sent till date. The association further
claimed that due to unavailability of CO, the important national events like Independence
Day and Republic day have never been celebrated at Lungsa. In a representation to
the local MLA it urged the MLA to look into the matter.
Annual NSS camp
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The NSS unit of Saint Claret College undertook their first annual
NSS camp and awareness campaign of 2013 in Bulla-Reru villages of Ziro Valley in
Lower Subansiri district yesterday.
As part of the camp, 70 Claretines under the leadership of NSS Program Officers Withoam
Socia and Tasso Tagia, assembled in Reru village and organized a cleanliness drive.
They cleaned up drainages and roads along the length and breadth of the village.
The principal and vice principal of the college also joined with the students in
the cleanliness drive.
The Department of Urban Development provided a vehicle (truck) for disposal of the
The people of the village welcomed the efforts of the NSS volunteers. Many Gaon Buras,
women, and members of the youth associations participated, encouraged, and appreciated
the volunteers for their service in the severe cold weather which was further intensified
by periodic drizzle.
Drive against illegal timber operation
Huge quantity of illegal timber seized
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: A huge quantity of illegal timber/logs have been seized/recovered
from Goloso, Jolly and Lanka areas of Seijosa in East Kameng district during a joint
drive conducted by Dibru Village Forest Development Council (Du.VFDC) with forest
officials, Seijosa Range, Special Task Force (STF), Pakke Wildlife, Police personnel,
PRI members and GBs of the concern area. The massive drive was conducted in view
of the reported illegal timber operation by some timber mafia from Assam in connivance
with ‘influential’ local people.
According to Du.VFDC release, more than 800 pieces of illegal timber/logs are still
lying in the area which could not be smuggled due to timely intervention. It was
found during the drive that the smugglers had been using a secret/unrecorded road
for transportation of such illegal timber to Assam.
Meanwhile, the Du.VFDC appealed to the authority concerned to initiate immediate
measure to check the illegal timber operation and to block the said road at the earliest.
The Society also appealed to those local people to refrain from indulging in such
Tuki urges people to work together for development
SAKIANG (Papum Pare), Dec 21: Stage is all set for the forthcoming Assembly as well
as Parliamentary elections as far as remote Mengio sub-division in Papum Pare district
is concerned. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, under whose constituency (Sagalee) the area
falls, travelled by road from Kullung, the last motorable village, to Sakiang, the
administrative center, visiting and addressing the people along the way yesterday.
He was accompanied by Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy eyeing a second term in the Parliament
and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Nabam Rebia.
The slogans, banners and turn-out of hundreds of rural-folk ensured that Tuki is
heading for an easy ride this Assembly elections while for Sanjoy it was literally
a pre-campaign trail before the Parliamentary Elections are declared next year.
At Kullung, Tuki laid the foundation stone of RLR from Kamrung to Tapo-Paga village.
The road from Sakiang, which is yet to be black-topped, ends at Kullung, while there
are three more villages further up. The Kamrung to Tapo-Paga road will ultimately
link the said three villages with rest of the world once completed.
The Chief Minister also dedicated the Laal Ane Community Reserve Forest to the people
of Megang Panchayat. He observed that the area – virgin forest and a huge natural
lake – could be preserved and promoted as a tourist destination for nature lovers.
On the way from Kullung to Sakiang – a distance of about 24 kms but takes more then
an hour – the CM’s entourage stopped at Kamrung and Old Mengio, where the leaders
addressed small but impressive gatherings listening to the needs and grievances of
Reaching Sakiang in the evening, Tuki inaugurated the newly constructed Circuit House
and later joined a cultural programme in the community hall.
Early this morning, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for a steel bridge
over Panior River while the MP laid the foundation for a 15 km road from Pilla (Sarchgai)
to Sakiang to be constructed under NLCPR. The Switch Yard of power department was
also inaugurated in the day. The Chief Minister also watched the first micro-chip
being implanted in a Mithun and gave away the certificate of ownership to the Mithun’s
owner. A concept of the veterinary department, the micro-chip will electronically
establish the ownership of the animal thus simplifying the identification process
of the semi-domestic animal.
Addressing a public rally later on the day, Tuki called upon all to shed their petty
differences based on party affiliations and work together for development of the
area. He said the area, despite its proximity with the state capital, has a lot to
catch-up with rest of the state in terms of development in all spheres.
He, though candidly, sent a clear message that Congress would come back to power
both in the state as well as in the center and appealed all to support party candidates
both in the Assembly as well as Parliamentary elections.
Sanjoy and Rebia hailed people of Sagalee Assembly constituency for giving the state
one of its most efficient Chief Minister in Nabam Tuki. They assured their cooperation
and support to Tuki and appealed the people to give Tuki a free-hand from his responsibilities
as the local representative so that he can take the whole state to newer heights
of development for which the foundation has been laid in the last two years.
On the occasion several panchayat leaders elected as Independent or from other parties
joined INC, who were greeted and welcomed by the Chief Minister.
50 attend opium de-addiction camp
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmis (CALSOM) conducted 15
days opium de-addiction camp in Hayuliang under Anjaw district from December 8 to
21. The camp was attended by 50 opium addicts including 12 women from Lohit and Anjaw
The enthusiasm to get rid of opium addiction was seen in women as some of them attended
the camp with their kids. The technical support for the camp was provided by a team
from treatment cum rehabilitation center, Arunachal Pali Vidyapeeth Society, Chongkham.
Yoga and meditation along with medication were conducted for the participants besides
recreational activities, like volleyball, carom and chess.
Counseling was done by former opium addicts, who now lead a healthy and normal life
after getting themselves rid of opium addiction.
All the counselors opined that a strong will power was needed to give up with the
habit of opium consumption apart from medication. During the course of counseling,
they cautioned the participants not to indulge in drinking after the conclusion of
camp, as it would ruin them mentally, physically and financially.
It was observed during the camp that most of the males became addicted to opium out
of leisurely pleasure, but in case of women, they became addicted to opium for medical
reasons as they had initially used opium for treating ailments like stomach pain,
dysentery and other body pains. Some participants confessed to have consumed opium
for the past 20 years.
Some prominent Panchayat members of Anjaw, who included three ZPMs and two ASM chairpersons
during their visit to the camp interacted with the participants. They praised the
participants for their wise decision to give up opium and opt for a healthy life.
They also distributed health drinks and fruits to the participants.
At the end of the camp all the participants pledged not to take opium in the future
and also to encourage other people in their villages to refrain from taking opium.
The menace of opium addiction could be mitigated by pro-active role of government
and all the stake holders of Mishmi society, CALSOM said in a release.
CALSOM Chairman Bajai Pul appealed to the government for establishment of at least
one de-addiction center each in the Mishmi inhabited areas of Anjaw and Lohit district.
Meanwhile the society thanked MLA and chief patron of CALSOM Kalikho Pul for providing
moral and financial support for conducting the camp and Hayuliang ADC RKBorthakur
for providing necessary logistical support for the smooth conduct of the camp.
PPA kick starts poll campaign from its birth place
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) sounded its poll bugle on
December 18 from Pasighat the birth place of the first indigenous political party
on 10th April, 1977.
Paying rich tribute and homage to the founding fathers of the Party mainly Lt. Bakin
Partin, Lt. Tomo Riba and Lt. Oken Lego, the rank and file of the party led by its
president Nikh Kamin, Working President Kahfa Bengia, Working Committee chairman
Kamen Ringu, PPA Chief Ministerial candidate Laeta Umbrey and other senior leaders
also called on Osor Pertin, wife of Lt. Bakin Partin, Tapum Jamo the former PPA
MLA and other senior party functionaries in Pasighat and Nari Koyu Assembly constituency.
Addressing a huge public who gathered to witness the victory party of PRI leaders
expressing their support to Party’s State Women Council President Kenyir Ringu, Nikh
Kamin set the poll strategy rolling by disclosing that the PPA would field potential
and winnable candidates in all the 60 Assembly constituencies and also the two Parliamentary
Stating that the people of state are yearning for a change and doing away with the
high Command culture of the Delhi based national political parties, Kamin urged the
people of the Nari Koyu Assembly constituency to dethrone the Congress in 2014 Assembly
Party Patriarch Kamen Ringu appealed the people of East Siang to take the lead in
rebuilding the destiny of its own ‘abandoned child’. Siang being the basin for starting
all good things, the people of the Siang valley have very special role to play in
rebuilding its own Party, he said.
Kahfa Bengia asserted that it is only the PPA which can bring a permanent solution
to the issues of border disputes with neighboring Assam. He further said that the
controversy over district headquarter issue in Lower Siang district and the messed
up issues of PRCs and Chakma and Hajong refugee issues created by Congress and BJP
can only be solved by PPA. Bengia said that the virus of political defection by MLAs
would be soon put to an end and people would repose its faith in its own party and
Citing the reports of the present RBI, Governor categorizing Arunachal and Assam
as the least developed states in the country, Laeta Umbrey asserted that it is only
the Regional Party which would understand the true aspirations of its people and
accordingly design policies and programmes by sitting at Itanagar and in District
headquarters. He further stated that the massive annual plan allocation of about
Rs 4000 Crore by the planning commission is only in paper, as more than half the
allocations are misappropriated and pocked by the fortunate few in power. Umbrey
further informed that PPA is seriously preparing its vision documents for 25 years
and election manifesto for 5 years involving the University professors and intelligencia.
Toko Sheetal Vice President PPA, Kennyir Ringu, PPA candidate from Nari Koyu Assembly
Constituency also spoke on the occasion.
Shopping Complex and women hostel inaugurated
Jairampur, Dec 21: A new era of progress and prosperity has been heralded in Jairampur
sub-division with the inauguration of 3-storey shopping complex and unemployed women
hostel by Urban Development and Town Planning Minister Rajesh Tacho at Jairampur
new market and New Khamdu village amidst thunderous cheers of the general public
today. These two significant infrastructures were built at whooping cost of Rs
6.5 crores under Housing Urban Poverty Alleviation scheme and DUDA Jairampur accomplished
the project successfully.
Dedicating the women hostel and shopping complex to the underprivileged women and
unemployed youths Tacho hoped that the newly built infrastructure will help them
to earn their livelihood. He also expressed immense pleasure in visiting the sub-division
and termed the Tangsa hospitality as the warmest.
“If we utilize properly the natural resources spread over here, it can benefit the
entire state”, he opined.
Agriculture Minister Setong Sena lamented about growing unemployment problems, however,
he also expressed the hope that the newly inaugurated shopping complex would minimise
the problem by offering opportunity of self-employment to the unemployed youths.
Recalling the scenario of a decade ago, Sena said only two to four shops were in
Jairampur but today it has not only grown manifold but also counted as the best commercial
zone of the district.
"Almost everything found in big towns can be found today in this market," he added.
Sena also requested his cabinet colleague to allot two schemes in Jairampur - renovation
of sub-divisions drainage system and flood protection wall to protect the sub division
from the fury of Namchik (Terik) and Tirap Rivers.
Sena asked the DD and ADC to allot the shops and hostel as early possible to the
unemployed group so that they can start earning their livelihood.
He also applauded DUDA Jairampur for accomplishing the project successfully.
ZPM Tusam Longri requested the urban minister to sanction schemes to repair the link
road that leads to the newly inaugurated women hostel and replace the wooden bridge
to concrete one as it connects the village with rest of the town.
Meanwhile, on behalf of general public, eastern parliamentary youth congress president
James Jugli submitted a one point memorandum to the visiting minister.
Tacho was accompanied, among others, by Urban development and housing department
Chief Engineer cum Director Taba Tadir, DUDA DD George Nair, ADC K Riba and hordes
of other dignitaries.
Earlier, in the morning hour, the urban minister visited the world famous WW-II cemetery
to pay his tribute to the martyrs.
On the previous evening of December 20, the visiting minister interacted with various
HoDs and also attended the advent Christmas celebration held at the private residence
of local minister Setong Sena.
Crusade against child trafficking & child marriage
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The child trafficking and child marriage are the endemic social
vices which the Puroik community has been fighting against since generations. To
eradicate the these social practices, All Puriok Welfare Society(APWS) had organized
social service cum awareness campaign at Daiso village under Laporiang circle of
Papum Pare district on 17th December last. Altogether 200 hundreds people from the
community attended the awareness campaign, a release said.
Taking serious note of child-trafficking and child marriage practiced in the community
APWS President Kashok Hally said that child trafficking and child marriage are social
evils and people should stop practising it.
General Secretary Kapit Bechang strongly warned the gathering that if any of community
members is found violating the law; stern action will be taken against particular
person. He also said that persons who indulge in child marriage, child trafficking
and force marriage within the community, will be brought under court of law, saying
that no one has right to deprive the liberty of others.
Stressing on the value of education Bechang further said that every parents should
send their wards to the school. The society also highlighted the social evils which
hampers the growth of community.
APWS also submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner Kurung Kumey district
seeking management of land for the settlement of Puroik people at Koloriang.
It urged the authority to manage land for the community so that 40 Puroik families
could establish their settlement in the town. It also urged the authority to effectively
implement Indra Awaz Yojna under which scheme many Puroik families are supposed to
Arunachal imposes power load restriction
Itanagar, Dec 21: Arunachal Pradesh government has imposed load restriction on power
supply as per allocation with immediate effect in view of the onset of lean hydro
season and subsequent reduction in the state’s allocation schedule.
"Since power availability and demand varies appreciably from time to time to short
notice revision by various generating stations, the quantum of power allocated, duration
of imposition and area to be covered may vary with time," an official order said.
All divisions and districts should strictly abide by all directives, verbal or otherwise,
issued by the state level distribution centre (SLDC), Itanagar, on the matter, it
In the event of non-compliance by any division, the SLDC has been empowered as per
State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) and Central Electricity Regulatory
Commission (CERC) regulations, to disconnect the entire division or district from
the grid sub-station itself in order to protect the stability of the system, the
The SLDC has been ordered to monitor hourly power drawl by all concerned and to report
regularly on defaulting division and districts as recorded in the SLDC records for
corrective action at appropriate levels.
The central sector to be transmitted through Assam-Arunachal inter-state transmission
(IST) lines (11KV and 33KV) is allocated to SLDC Kahilipara in Assam.
Allocation of power to Chapakhowa in Assam would be routed through 33KV Rupai- Namsai
IST lines and the distribution network of Arunachal Pradesh for which SLDC Kahilipara
would make additional allocation to Chapakhowa through Rupai sub-station, the order
‘The SLDC Itanagar and Kahilipara will exchange information on flow of power and
restrictions, if any on regular basis,’ the order added. PTI
Pappu Valley literacy, cultural and sports meet concludes
‘Education is the key for all-round development of society’
SEPPA, Dec 21: The 2nd Mega Literacy, Cultural and Sports Meet - 2013 of Pappu Valley,
East Kameng district concluded yesterday.
Addressing the valedictory function RWD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu said that
education is only the key for ushering all round development in the society and without
proper education; there is no question of progress in the society. He called upon
the GBs and PRI members to contributes and put their heads together through village
education committee for proper functioning of school in their respective village.
He also advised the students to have discipline in life and called upon the people
for preservation of tradition & culture.
Describing Tourism as a big industry, he said that we have lots of tourism potentials
to take the state forward and the beginning has been done in this direction by conducting
tourism mart at Tawang. Having impressed with the scenic beauty and potential of
tourism in Pappu Valley, he assumed that an experts or tourism professional shall
be deputed to examine the potentials and prepare details reports for promotion of
tourism at Pappu Valley. Responding the public memorandum he assured to take up the
tourist lodge at Lamdung.
Purpa Tsering, Parliamentary Secy. Science & Technology said that Pakke and Pappu
Valley is blessed with feasible and available land for agriculture and if tapped
properly will one day become the rice bowl of the state. He called upon the people
to change the mindset by showing good behavior and hospitality for inflow of tourist
in the state. He announced for setting up of water mill at Pappu Valley and Rs 2
lakhs for procurement of Science equipments for various schools within Pappu Valley.
He also assured to take up 250 Kwt micro hydel at Pare River.
Tani Loffa, MLA cum Chairman Forest Corporation advocated for good relationship among
students and teachers for academic excellence. He informed that the present Govt.
is paying attention in sports Quota in Govt. job. He advised the students to concentrate
more and specialized in a single item where one has believed to have more potentials
and strength besides studies.
Hari Natung, Former Minister urged the teachers to cooperate with the DDSE, Kata
Rangmo to keep up the vision “our children must grow”.
Sylla Sree, ASM Nere submitted public memorandum to the Govt. in the nature of extension
of tourist lodge Nere with posting of staffs and boundary wall; multipurpose community
hall; suspension bridge over Pappu river connecting Taroyar to Nere, Ningnyo to Watte
Later, Khandu gave away the trophy of best discipline and overall champion team
to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya, Nangnya. The event was sponsored by Mama Natung
for the second time and the first one was conducted at Lumdung. DIPRO
Fifth session of IMC takes up important issues
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The fifth business session of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC)
which concluded on December 18 last constituted various sub-committees to prepare
reports on various important issues under the municipal council for necessary action.
On the issue of reported forceful collection of donation and extortion of money
from the traders under Municipal area by various organizations of the state, the
house formed a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Kipa Takum, Councillor, Ward
No-25 to make a detailed report in the issues of the market including parking problems
which shall be submitted to the council in the next business meeting.
The Chief Councillor Higio Aruni constituted a sub-committee with Tarh Nachung, Member
Empowered Standing Committee as the chairman for making a detailed report on the
issues of garbage collection and disposal system under Solid waste Management under
Itanagar municipal area. She also directed the Committee to make a detailed report
on the fee structure for collection of civic charges from the house-hold units and
to create a database of the household units and properties under IMC.
On the clarification sought by Kipa Takum on the ownership status of daily markets
at Itanagar and Naharlagun, the CMEO and Municipal Secretary on direction of the
Chief Councillor explained that the daily markets established and funded under various
schemes by various departments was under disposal of General Administration. The
council expressed their willingness to take over the assets if government desired
Also, a three member sub-committee under chairmanship of Tadik Tagru was constituted
to look for such government properties and assets which required the attention of
Itanagar Municipal Council in future. The said committee will also pursue the requirements
of land and other assets required for the Itanagar Municipal Council.
At the end, Tarh Nachung informed the Council that the State Government has already
transferred the some subjects including sanitation, burial ground and crematorium,
slaughter house and cattle pounds and Urban Poverty Alleviation (SJSRY) to the Itanagar
Municipal Council. While expressing gratitude to the Govt, the council assured to
work for the interest and betterment of the citizens of the Capital Complex, according
to an official release.
Let’s spread love, Sonam tells Christian brethrens
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam asked the Christian brethrens to spread the message
love and harmony among the people. He was speaking on a pre-Christmas celebration
organized by East Kameng Christian Forum consists of different denominations of Christian
in the district on Friday at General ground Seppa. More than three thousands people
took part in colourful event.
He said, “As a human being we can spread love and thought of Jesus Christ among all,
so that peace and prosperity prevailed in the society. He also urged the Christian
fellows to help and guide the needy people in the society while following the path
Many colourful cultural programme were displayed to mark the event. Among others
dignitaries present in the event were Rev. Likha Ama speaker of the programme, Khyoda
Apik, President Christian Forum, Ramjo Pordung, Vice-President, Arunachal Christian
forum (ACF) and Tame Yangfo former M.L.A.
Jomo Middle School Celebrates Golden Jubilee
AALO, Dec 21: The Jomo Middle School which withstood the test of time to give quality
education to the rural children wore a festive look as all luminaries, alumni, teachers,
social workers and well wishers associated with the school congregated at large to
go all out for celebrating the Golden Jubilee Year of the school at Jomo village
on December 20 last.
The Primary school which was opened up a year after the Chinese Aggression exists
today as a Middle School School in far better shape.
Attending the occasion, Prof. Dr. Tamo Mibang Vice Chancellor RGU termed the event
simply as a home coming after a long years of isolation. I am tied with the school,
the people, jungles and meadows where I spent my childhood and formative years to
get basic education, he said while giving a nostalgia tinged account of his association
with the land and people of Rumgong Subdivision.
Knowledge is powerful and the quest for knowledge is a never ending process and he
exhorted the students to put in hard effort to inculcate wisdom and values of life
to excel in life. Modernity is inevitable but it always important to preserve our
culture and tradition to maintain our distinct identity. The Mithuns are unit of
our property and need preservation as it is seen as economically viable animal.
He also unveiled the Golden Jubilee Pillar, released Souvenir and presented the felicitation
to Tahang Mibang, the first teacher, Muhi Ram Bora, Best Teacher and Tarok Talom,
the Cultural Doyen.
The first student of the school and Rumgong MLA Tamiyo Taga gave a vivid and memorable
account of his school days at Jomo Primary school at that time and encouraged the
teachers and students to build up the reputation of the school and urged the students
to derive inspiration from the products of the school during the last 50 years. He
also released the Golden Jubilee Calender on the occasion. Er. Tagom Ketan, Chief
Engineer PHED, Taram Talom Organizing Chairman, Tahang Mibang, Muhi Ram Bora, Tahin
Tamut, G Rama Murthy Headmaster and Taho Tadeng, Organizing Secretary also spoke
on the occasion.
Tarik Talom,, a young and proud Entrepreneur associated with Asean agencies as Managing
Director sponsored the felicitations besides sponsoring outstanding Achiever in academic
field for class 1X, V111 and V11 with cash prizes of Rs.5000, 3000 and 2000 respectively
Best social workers and Best school Secy were awarded on the occasion, First graduate
Taling Pabin, first doctor Dr. Talung Tamut, first engineer Er. Tayi Taggu, first
Agri BSC Tagam Tamut, first BSC Takop Taggu, first Bsc. forestry Tate Tadeng, first
post graduate Pro. Dr. Tamo Mibang, first woman graduate Yamoni Taga and first lady
doctor Dr. yaram Taga were also presented mementos on the occasion.
Invocation by Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang, mega dance and cultural show were the other
atraction of the day. DIPRO
AAPLU celebrates foundation day
NIRJULI, Dec 21: All Arunachal Pradesh Labours Union (AAPLU) celebrated its first
foundation day in an impressive function held at Nirjuli today. Former MLA of Tali
Constituency Takam Sorang attended the celebration along with Director, Geology
and Mining, Tassar Tallar and Assistant Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi University, Nangram
Addressing the gathering, Takam Sorang termed the labour community as the backbone
of any country. He urged the members to work hard with positive attitude for all
round development of the state. He also opined that ‘dignity of labour’ must be maintained.
Sorang informed that most of the noble leaders of the state have a background
of labour, through their hard work and true determination they have achieved unmatched
success in their life which is a source of inspiration for everyone.
Citing the ‘Mizoram Model’ as best theory for financial and social development
of a state, where most of the local youths are engaged in very small and micro
activities, Sorang also suggested the local denizens and organizations to follow
the path shown by Mizoram for self-employment and socio-economic development of youths.
He also urged the people to respect and recognize the contribution of the labour
community and encourage them.
Extending best wishes to the members, President AAPLU, Dana Tadu highlighted the
formation and grievances of the Union. Most of the labours in the state are treated
as personnel domestic helper that too with meager salary which is very unfortunate,
added Tadu. While opposing the recent state government order on Recruitment Rule
(RR) for contingency employee, he said “we urged the concern authority to amend
the recent RR and make atleast 15 years instead of 20 years to be posted
as regular job holder in government sectors.”
Among others, Director, G&M, T Tallar, Assistant Registrar, RGU, N Toglik, General
Secretary, AAPLU, Rigam Talar, Assistant Project Officer, SSA, Tori Gadi, Chairman
Organizing committee, Tame Akin also spoke on the occasion. Apart from regular
program cultural event were also organized to mark the day. Members of AAPLU from,
Anjaw, Anini, Along, Capital unit and from other various district were attended the
GHSS Dumporijo celebrates Golden Jubilee
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The Golden Jubilee Celebration of Government Higher Secondary School
Dumporijo concluded on December 16 last.
Addressing the valedictory function Upper Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner
Tahang in his speech, reminded the students to keep aloof from the undisciplined
practices of drinking and smoking. He said that it is the duty of the students to
preserve the image, prestige and dignity of the school as well as the district. He
admired the achievements of Govt Higher Secondary School Dumporijo as the premier
educational institution in the district and promised all support from the District
Administration for the good cause of the school. Y. Nalo, ZPM and Same Timba, DPO,
officers, parents, students and general public also attended the function.
Earlier, the function was inaugurated by Education Minister Bosiram Siram on December
In his inaugural speech, Siram stressed on hard work to attain success in life, he
also urged students as well as the gathering to give equal treatment to male and
female children and to discourage child marriage.
He briefed about the initiatives taken by the present state government to encourage
education, particularly among the girl children.
Sushil Nalo, President, Upper Subansiri Zilla Parishad, advised the students to utilize
their maximum time in their studies.
Takar Marde, the Local MLA cum Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, advised the
students to be committed in their studies and advocated them to imbibe good qualities.
During the two days celebration, cultural, literary and games and sports events were
conducted besides felicitating three successful alumni such as achievers of NEFA
Scholarship Award Tara Bulo, Tali Bulo and Tayum Bage as well as presentation of
citation to outstanding contributors to the school in its preliminary stage Late
Binya Marde, Taro Bui and alumnus Takar Marde, Local MLA cum Dy Chairman, State
The inaugural function of the celebration was attended by HODs, officers, political
leaders, alumni, general public, Lt Col Pradeep Thapa and Major Manoj Chaudhury of
15th SIKHLI Regiment.