ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The Capital District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki
has prohibited any kind of trespass/ encroachment by way of jungle clearance/ earth
cutting/ road construction or any other activities in the abandoned Green Field Airport
area near Dobum, Karsingsa under the Banderdewa circle. Anyone found violating this
order shall be prosecuted as per law without further notice, the notice read.
The DC further directed that the Banderdewa Circle Officer and Divisional Forest
Officer (DFO) shall ensure compliance of the order and keep the area free from any
kind of encumbrance/ encroachment unless otherwise directed by the competent authority
for the bonafide use of the Government.
The magistrate issued this order following the reported encroachment in the aforesaid
area. The land is under absolute possession of the Government (Forest Department).
Illegal encroachment of Forest land/ Government land is not permissible under law,
One dies in Aalo accident
Aalo, Dec 10: A driver of a tractor died yesterday when his vehicle turned turtle.
The accident happened when the speeding tractor hit a post near the DC’s office.
The injured driver was rushed to the General hospital Aalo where he was declared
DM prohibits collection of minor minerals
AALO, Dec 10: West Siang District Magistrate, Pige Ligu in an executive order prohibited
collection of minor minerals like boulders, sand, shingles etc. from the bank of
Sipu and Yomgo River within the Aalo Township to prevent soil erosion and flooding.
The violation of this order will be viewed seriously and dealt with as per law the
order added. DIPRO
AKKDSU foundation day observed
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: All Kurung Kumey District Student’s Union celebrated its 16th foundation
day at Naharlahun today.
On the occasion, the union organised a Volley Ball Champion trophy.
Meanwhile, members of AKKDSU also started its renovation work at AKKDSU Marg.
Apart from these, the members also observed one minute silence as mark of respect
to AKKDSU martyr Lungyuk Tajik, who met with an accident on union duty as finance
secretary in 2006 last.
Later, former AKKDSU President Tagru Tame and present AKKDSU President Techi Sanjay
gave away the volley ball champion trophy and runner ups trophy to ATASU team and
APCYGTSU team respectively.
Stop encroachment: NSUI
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: National Students’ Union of India, (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh Unit
team led by its secretary administration Binkar Yinyo visited Aalo recently.
The team said that numbers of government quarters were destructed and occupied by
public within the Aalo Township in the last 15 years and now government employees
are facing lots of hardship to a get government quarter in Aalo.
The unit appealed to the state government and concerned authority to look into the
matter and also appealed to the public of Aalo township to cooperate with the authority
while dealing with the government land encroachers.
CYO appeals for talks on boundary row
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) while referring to the recent
patrolling of Assam police inside Arunachal territory in Tarasso area, has appealed
to the Deputy Commissioners of Papum Pare and the Capital district to initiate peace
talks with Assam counterpart for peaceful co-existence of the people living along
Assam and Arunachal boundary.
The recent reported patrolling by Assam police inside Arunachal territory has created
a fear-psychosis among the villagers living along the boundary, the CYO said and
appealed to the administration to take bold steps before the situation gets worse.
Village identifies Mithun rearing land
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The Sichir village Mithun grazing committee in a meeting decided
that Sichir village situated between Model village Naharlagun and Durpang village
shall be commonly used for the purpose of Mithun rearing and grazing only.
No individual shall be allowed to occupy and encroach land within Sirchir village
area and hunting, fishing, Jhum cultivation, clearance of forest within the village
is also strictly prohibited, an order said.
BP team starts survey for preparation of labour budget
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The Block Planning team (BPT) of Zemithang-Dudunghar and Lumla
blocks have started their survey/ Gram Sabha for preparation of labour budget under
MGNREGA backward blocks for the financial year 2015-16 under Intensive Participatory
Planning Exercise (IPPE) from December 1 last. The survey is expected to be completed
by December 20.
Earlier, the BPT members of both the blocks were imparted training by Tawang DRDA
resource team on November 28 and 29 at Gakhyid Zomkhang Hall, Lumla. Resource persons
explained in details about the training including transect walk, social, resource
and seasonality mapping along with household survey, village-wise consolidation and
prioritization of work. This was followed by practical session. BDOs of both the
Blocks, EO (REs) attended the training. Mika Nyori, ADC Lumla was also present on
Teachers meet at Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The interaction cum mass meeting of All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary
Teachers Association, Upper Subansiri Unit was held at Daporijo recently.
While addressing the meeting, AAPETA (CEC) President Takam Sonia highlighted the
achievement and future programmes of AAPETA and appealed to the teaching community
to come forward and serve the society sincerely and regularly.
He also briefed about pending DA arrears, Promotion Avenue, problems of CPS account
holder, devolution of SPD power to Director of Elementary Education for early regularisation
of SSA teachers on the occasion.
AAPETA, District unit President Mahatum Raji Tamin also urged the teachers of the
district to perform their duty sincerely. He suggested his teacher colleagues to
give awareness on wildlife, drug abuses and sanitation to the school children.
Social worker dies
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Tassar Yadang, w/o late Tassar Mangha, a prominent social worker
of Palin, Kurung Kumey died on 08 Dec at Jullang Itanagar after prolonged illness.
She was first PI of Palin and First ZPM of the Palin, according to a message received
from All Nyishi Students Union who have mourned the demise of Late Yadang.
DC inspects treasury office
YUPIA, Dec 10: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner cum Collector (Treasuries) Tai Kaye
conducted routine annual inspection of Sub-Treasury, Naharlagun and Treasury Office
Itanagar on Dec 8 and 9 last to take stock of their functioning. During the inspection
Gautam Saha STO Naharlagun, J Mandal TO Itanagar and staff were present. DIPRO
Association opposes tender process
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Civil Engineers’ Association (APUCEA)
has urged the state Govt to stop tender process reportedly published by Divisional
Forest Officer, Sagalee forest division on November 26 last in a local daily regarding
construction of SPT Range Office building at Leporiang, Security wall at Leporiang,
SPT building at Leporiang, SPT 4 unit Barrack at Kanglo, Depo-Tamang Forest Road
via Sangcharhappa & Security wall at range Hqr., Mengio totalling an amount of more
than Rs. one crore in six separate packages.
The Association in a letter submitted to Chief Secretary alleged that all the standard
guidelines have been violated while floating the tender. “The forest department is
using one forest manual in place of CPWD works manual thereby grossly violating the
standard norms. All the civil constructions work clearly falls under the regulation
of General Financial Rules which is mandatory for all government departments. However,
the department has completely violated all the existing standard rules resulting
in loss of crores of public money by way of carrying out sub-standard constructions,”
the Association added.
Training on aquaculture
PASIGHAT, Dec 10: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, conducted training cum diagnostic programme
in Raling village, one of the remotest villages of the East Siang District. Altogether
thirty farmers participated in the training as well as diagnostic visit in the aquaculture
ponds situated in the village.
Subject Matter Specialist, Fisheries of the Kendra S M Hussain delivered lecture
on pre-stocking and management practices of composite fish farming system for improving
productivity and fish production. Nabum Yadi, Programme Assistant and other officials
of the Kendra analysed the soil and water quality parameters of an aquaculture farm
initiated by a progressive farmer Bani Apum.
During the interaction, most of the farmers exchange their view and expressed their
willingness to start aquaculture activities in their village in future and lauded
the effort made by Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Siang for organizing such type of awareness
and training programme in the village.
Capacity building prog for Panchayat technical assistants ends
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The 40 days training programme for thorough capacity building of
all Panchayat Technical Assistants recruited under RGPSA concluded successfully here
at SIRD Conference hall today. The series of training programmes where conducted
under MoPR supported Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) Programme.
Addressing the valedictory function, Nyabin Ete, Director SIRD acknowledged the support
from NIC New Delhi and lauded the role of Vikas Shakya and Deepak Negi as resource
persons of the training programme.
Speaking on the occasion Vikas Shakya appreciated the proactive support from State
Government for successful conclusion of the programme.
The penultimate programme involved refresher training on PES for reinforcing the
learning to a batch of master trainers drawn from amongst the PTA’s. Tahang Taggu,
Secretary (RD & PR) called upon the Panchayat Technical Assistants to maintain the
quest for learning and shine for well being of Arunachal Pradesh. He expressed hope
that functioning of PRIs shall be further streamlined after PES applications are
adopted & panchayats functioning is made online.
Job Mela at Seppa
Seppa, Dec 10: Job Mela Cum Skill Development Rally was held at Abotani Manch ,Seppa
The vocational training providers during the day were GPTI, VLCC, Amazing Networks,
Don Bosco youth centre, OSPA & unique Educational society.
There was huge response with 657 youth registering their names during the day. DC
and ADC who inspected the programme, enquired about the facilities and opportunities
being provided to the selected youth by the service provider.
District level review committee meeting
Seppa, Dec 10: The District consultative and Review Committee Meeting of Banks convened
by SBI, Lead Bank Bomdila was held at DC’s Conference Hall, Seppa yesterday. All
the HODs of line departments executing Govt. sponsored schemes, BDOs and the Branch
Managers of the operating Bank branches attended the meeting.
DC Sandeep Kumar Singh said that the objectives of the meeting was to assess the
performance of the banks on implementation of the schemes , banking facilities for
the benefits of the people and problems & issues of BDOs in opening of bank accounts
under PMJDY. DIPRO, Seppa
Tribal languages on the brink of perishing: Linguist
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: “If things goes in same pattern, in another 50 years, the tribal
languages may extinct from Arunachal,” said Prof Scott C Delancey, Head, Department
of Linguistic, Oregon University, USA, expressing deep concern over threat posed
to tribal languages in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Prof Scott, who is currently
visiting Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills has sounded the alarm bell for the tribal
people of Arunachal who are facing serious challenges because of onslaught of Hindi
and English languages.
The situation is so alarming that renowned Linguist fear that unless proper steps
are taken, Arunachalee tribal will suffer the same fate like that of native Americans.
“50 years ago native Red Indian community faced the same situation like the Arunachalee
tribal are facing now. They had no choice but to adopt English and now most of the
tribal languages are extinct from USA. It’s a tragedy,” says Prof Scott.
Having travelled across the North East region, he says that Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland
and Boro’s of Assam have fiercely protected their cultural identity and languages,
due to which they have somehow, managed to neutralize the influence of Hindi. Further,
he added that unless tribal community shows will and take steps to save tribal languages,
situation will go from bad to worse. As a measure, he says that Hindi should be introduced
only at secondary level and in primary level; indigenous tribal languages should
be the focus. About the lack of script among tribal communities, Prof Scott believes
that Roman script can very much be used to educate children in tribal languages.
He also added that Government of India should play their part and support the initiative
to save tribal languages. “Government at the centre and the state should maintain
neutrality. They need to understand the sensitivity of tribal community and help
the effort to preserve the dying unique languages. Once these languages get extinct,
with them, rich history of tribal communities will die too,” said Prof Scott.
North East Sports meet kicks off
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The biggest sporting extravaganza of North East, the National Level
North East Zone Sports Competition 2014-15 got off to a colourful start at Sangey
Lhaden Sports Academy Complex, Chimpu, Itanagar here today.
An impressive march past by over 1100 players from eight north eastern states followed
by cultural display and fireworks formed the part of opening ceremony that lasted
for about an hour.
The games flame was carried to the field by weightlifters Sambu Lapung, Kojum Taba,
archers Masilu Mihu and Sorang Yumi while shuttler Laa Talar administered oath to
The four-day event organized under Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan by Department of Sports
and Youth Affairs in collaboration with union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
was declared open by Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs) Likha Saaya.
While referring to boxing icon MC Mary Kom, footballer Baichung Bhutia and other
renowned sportspersons of the region, Saaya said that the North East region has enough
potential to produce sportspersons of international caliber. Saaya advised the players
to practice hard and have patience and determination to excel in their chosen fields.
He hoped the competition would not only provide a platform to the players to show
their talents but also help spread a sporting culture in the region.
Earlier, sports and youth affairs secretary Dani Salu while highlighting the aim
and objective of the event said the state government has left no stone unturned to
make the occasion a grand success. The organizing committee has put in place elaborate
arrangements to receive, accommodate and provide adequate hospitality to the participants
and officials during the event, he said.
Assam has fielded the largest contingent of 190 players followed by Tripura (180),
Meghalaya (173), Mizoram (167), Manipur (166), Arunachal Pradesh (162), Sikkim (112)
and Nagaland (111).
The competition will feature Athletics, Boxing, Karate, Judo, Archery, Wushu, Football,
Weightlifting, Teakwondo and Badminton.
Arunachal begins Games campaign on winning note
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Host Arunachal Pradesh began their North East Zone Sports Competition-
2014-15 campaign with karate gold at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) indoor stadium,
Chimpu near here today afternoon.
The first gold for the host was won by Matyup Tamblung in men’s individual kata event.
He was also adjudged the best individual kata performer in senior men’s category
in the recently held State Karate Championship at Palin.
The silver medal in this event went to Lal Rinsangsa of Mizoram. The two semifinalists
Sukraj Mukhia of Sikkim and N Binod Kumar of Manipur were awarded one bronze medal
The first gold medal of the competition was won by Irene Lalchhanhimi of Mizoram
in women’s open individual Kata event. Neemu Lepcha of Sikkim won the silver medal
in this event. Two bronze medals in this event went to Andahum M Warjri of Meghalaya
and Nilakshi Saikia of Assam.
Arunachal beat Tripura 1-0 in the inaugural football match held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,
Naharlagun. The all important goal was scored by dependable striker Pani Raju in
three minutes from time.
Assam defeated Sikkim 4-1 in the second match of the day.
In badminton men’s team event, Arunachal beat Tripura in straight 2-0 sets to enter
Laa Talar won the first single match for host defeating his opponent Debashis 21-4,
21-5 without much effort. Talar pairing with Akshay Raito beat the duo of Bubrata
Kr Banik and Saurav Debbarma in equal margin of 21-5, 21-5 in doubles.
Arunachal will be up against formidable Assam, who beat Meghalaya 2-0, in the semifinal
Nagaland beat Manipur 2-1 sets while Mizoram beat Sikkim 2-0 to enter semifinals
in men’s team event.
Mizoram beat Meghalaya 2-0 sets in the first round of badminton women’s team event.
Badminton matches will begin at 2 pm at Raj Bhawan Indoor Hall.
The field and track events will be started tomorrow at 8.30 am at Main Ground, SLSA
Sports Complex, Chimpu while Archery events will be held at New Ground, SLSA.
Judo will be conducted at Rifle Shooting Hall of SLSA from 2 pm, Taekwondo at Taekwondo
Hall of SLSA from 8.30 am, Wushu at Badminton Hall of SLSA Sports Complex from 9
am, Karate from 3 pm and Boxing at 3 pm at SLSA Sports Complex.
Weightlifting will be held at DN College Auditorium from 9 am onwards.
There will be four football matches held tomorrow at RG stadium, Naharlagun.
Host Arunachal will play against Mizoram at 2pm while Sikkim will take on Meghalaya
at 12.15 pm. Tripura will be up against Mizoram at 9.45 am while Assam will lock
horns with Meghalaya at 8 am.
Tuki appeals DoNER ministry for timely release of fund
‘Rs. 106 Crores released for ongoing project in Arunachal’
NEW DELHI, Dec 10: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Union Minister of DoNER
Dr. Jitender Singh in New Delhi and requested him for early and timely sanctions
and release of funds to the North Eastern states keeping in view the limited working
season due to monsoon and rains. The CM was accompanied by Chief Secretary Ramesh
Negi and Secretary Planning Sonam Chombay. The meeting was also attended by senior
DoNER officials including Secretary and Joint Secretary.
The Union Minister appreciated and accepted the suggestions made by the Chief Minister
and also agreed to take up major issues raised by him with various Ministries for
projects like Green Field Airport, Mulitpurpose Outdoor Stadium at Itanagar, Inter
State Roads, Transmission Lines and Sub stations.
Union Minister, in principle, agreed to provide additional funds for the Civil Secretariat
and Assembly building.
Union Minister and Secretary DoNER appreciated the State Government for the progress
of projects with respect to timely implementation, submission of utilization certificates
and release of State shares. The DONER officials informed the CM that so far Rs.
106 Crores has been released to the State Government for ongoing projects and said
that Arunachal Pradesh is the best performing state in the North Eastern region in
terms of progress and utilization of the funds. (CMMC).
CM concerned at repeated fire incidents, announces relief for Sine
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock and concern over
the latest fire mishap at Sine village in Siang district on Sunday last.
The fire destroyed at least 32 of the 64 houses in the village which is located 31
kms from Boleng.
In a statement this evening, Tuki expressed grave concern over repeated incidents
of fire mishaps from across the state, particularly from the central region of the
state. He reiterated his appeal to people to take preventive measures to avoid fire
accidents and remain extra cautious during winters. He observed that remote villages
of the state are prone to fire accidents, especially during the winters, and therefore
called for extra vigilance by the administration as well as citizens.
“In case of fire, the impact is always heavy as houses made of thatch and bamboos
in our villages are situated in clusters and most of these villages are inaccessible
by fire tenders,” Tuki pointed while emphasizing on preventive measures rather than
dousing the fire.
The Chief Minister, meanwhile, took stock of the situation and appreciated the Siang
district administration for taking prompt action in offering relief to the victims.
Under his direction, the concerned department has released an amount of Rs 4.16 lakhs
to the Siang district administration for disbursement to victim households as relief
assistance. As per norms the 32 victim households would receive an amount of Rs 13000
each. This is in addition to the relief assistance of Rs 2000 each already provided
by the district administration.
“I once again appeal from the core of my heart to remain ever vigilant against any
spark that may trigger such mishaps anytime of the year. Fire accidents are results
of our own carelessness and neglect therefore it is up to us – individuals – to help
prevent it,” Tuki added in the statement.
Root out opium menace from Wakro: DC
Orange farming in Wakro with scientific methods
WAKRO, Dec 10: “Lets all work together to root out opium menace from Wakro circle
and help build a happy and prosperous Mishmi society” exhorted Lohit Deputy Commissioner
Dr. B M Mishra as he addressed a gathering of GBs, PRI members, social workers, educated
youths and Govt. officers and staff of Wakro Circle on Monday. He also assured full
support of the Govt. to the farmers keen on taking up alternative crops in the place
of opium. “We should bring back the glory of Wakro as the home of internationally
renowned Wakro oranges,” he said adding Govt would also take the support of Delhi
scientists for this with latest scientific interventions.
Accompanied by a large number of Govt officers including Ved Prakash Surya, Superintendent
of Police, Ravi Jha, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Namsai, Astha Lakshmi, Officer
on Special Duty, Narcotic Cell, Eastern Zone, Tezu, D. Riba, EAC, Wakro , the Deputy
Commissioner addressed a series of meeting in Wakro circle during the day.
The meetings were most significant considering the extensive efforts to be put in
for making the Lohit free from drug abuse, specially opium addiction as well as opium
cultivation and thereby to put an end to the long standing drug menace in the region.
Addressing the meeting related with NDPS, Astha Lakshmi, appealed to the gathering
and the public leaders, GBs and PRI members of Wakro circle to immediately refrain
from taking opium.
Earlier, addressing the meeting at Parasuram Kund for the forthcoming Parasuram
Kund Mela-2015, the DC discussed various points of action to be taken by different
officers/ officials of various departments for the smooth organization of the mela.
He also appealed to the members present in the meeting to extend their due cooperation
for grand success of the Mela.
In the third meeting, the DC along with officers, discussed the possible preventive
measures to be taken immediately for survival of the declining orange orchards in
Wakro circle, renowned all over the world. Resource expert scientists from Delhi
also attended the meeting as to how to support the progressive farmers of Wakro Circle
with immediate action for revival of the declining orange orchards, through latest
Teachers need to update: DC
KHONSA, Dec 10: The Mathematics teachers in Tirap district are themselves weak in
the subject, said Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi while inaugurating
a 5-day in-service teachers’ training in Mathematics at Khonsa today under the aegis
of SSA District Mission, Tirap District.
He urged the teachers to update and brush up their knowledge in order to teach their
In his speech, the DDSE Pobi Lombi threw light on the importance of the training
and gave a glimpse of it. While thanking the resource person Sakshi Monga from New
Delhi to impart the much-needed training, Lombi asked the teacher trainees to take
maximum benefit out of the training. He further said that such trainings had already
been conducted by the resource person at Lazu and Deomali Blocks successfully.
The 5(five) day training will involve a pre-assessment of all the teachers with a
test and focus will be given on particular instances/ problem areas as revealed in
the tests. The idea behind the training is to provide easy and stimulating ways to
make mathematics interesting for students. DIPRO
Doimukh PWD division clarifies on NLCPR work
ITANAGAR, Dec 10: PWD, Doimukh Division Executive Engineer while responding to a
news item “Orgs question delay in NLCPR work” published in this daily said that NLCPR
scheme-“C/o Road from Itanagar to Seijosa (86km), (PH-I : Road from Kampo to Tapioso(30Km)
was sanctioned for a total cost of Rs 3885.19 lakhs as per DONER ministry memo no.
DNER/NLP/AP/150/2010 dt 25/11//2010.
The first Instalment of Rs 1551.75lacs was released by the DONER and the total tendered
cost was Rs.2788.00 lacs. The upto date expenditure is Rs 1551.75 lacs and Physical
progress is 45%.
The EE also informed that the 2nd instalment of Rs 1495.46 lakhs was released recently
by the DONER after a lapse of almost one and half years and the payment for the executed
works shall be made soon to the Contractors.
Regarding quality of works, the EE said that the third Party Quality Control Monitoring
team had inspected the work on 24/5/2014 and no adverse remark was made except for
the slow progress due to non-release of 2nd Instalment by the Govt of India.
Further, the PWD Doimukh Division has directed the contractor ‘M/s Tamchi Kusuk Construction’
to expedite the construction works for the last one and half years but they had slowed
down the work due to non-payment of the bills of the works already executed by them
as the Govt of India inordinately delayed release of the 2nd instalment to the Govt
of Arunachal Pradesh. However, they have been asked again to resume the works and
completed on time, the Engineer said.
The EE also informed that the Departmental officers have been entrusted to supervise
the ongoing works on regular basis and added that the Department is aware of the
delay, which is not within its control; however the department is putting all efforts
to expedite the works with sincerity.
Awareness programme on disaster management
Changlang, Dec 10: “Natural Disaster cannot be stopped but its effect and intensity
of damage can be mitigated by acting suitably on time” said in charge Deputy Commissioner,
N Wangjen, SDO while attending an awareness programme on Disaster Management at Changlang
organized by Department of Disaster Management, Changlang.
Dr H Tangjang, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, Changlang imparted tips
on first aid through power point presentation and urged them to adopt& practice the
same in case of any mishap, man made or natural, which may help the victims stay
alive till arrival of the medical team.
Dr Tangjang while giving tips of first aid in case of fire accident asked them not
apply oil or fat on the burnt part of body. He advised pouring cold water as best
for burnt part.
Er K Taizu, EE (PWD) and Er P Ngemu, AE (PWD), presented the measures and procedures
to be adopted while constructing disaster resistant structures. They mentioned use
of sub-standard materials and nontechnical procedures of construction as a major
cause of building collapse.
Inspector, B Tangjang who was speaking on search and rescue operation with the locally
available resources gave them tips to rescue the victims without putting their life
Mingtu Ngemu, Member of an NGO, spoke on the role of NGOs during different stages
of the disasters. He explained how NGOs can help in streamlining the distribution
of relief materials, setting up health facility centers, conducting trauma counselling,
recovery and reconstruction, etc. He showed how NGOs are performing vital role around
the world involving in relief works in conflicts as well as disasters.
D Khandu, DDMO, Changlang explained the Disaster Management Plan of the District,
causes of various kinds of disasters, Dos and Don’ts, etc.
Later, a team from Fire Department of Changlang led by ASI A K Mehta demonstrated
the use of different fire extinguishers in case of fire accident.
The awareness programme was attended by the PRI members, GBs, Scouts & Guides, NCC
and students of Govt Hr Sec School, Changlang and officers and officials of various
DoKAA assures assistance
Tawang, Dec 10: The Chairman of Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs (DoKAA)
(Chos-rig) Affairs, Jambey Wangdi visited the parental home of the Sixth Dalai Lama,
here today at Kushangnang. Wangdi, who visited the historical place accompanied by
Departmental officials on the invitation of the members of Kushangnang Socio-Cultural
and Heritage Centre assured all possible help to preserve and promote the place as
a religious destination.
Sherap, ZPM Kitpi, who accompanied the entourage appreciated the noble initiative
of the committee.
Rinchin Norbu, Chairman LNL and a member of the committee, briefed the chairman about
the holy assets of the Sixth Dalai Lama and his family while escorting the visitors
around Gyalyum Kang, Yab Kang and other significant holy sites.
Gendan Norbu, Assistant Director DoKAA, informed about the fund being placed by the
department to preserve the ancestral home of the Sixth Dalai Lama’s mother Gyalyum
Tsewang Lhamo, which is in a dilapidated condition.
Nawang Norbu, ex- ASM, highlighted present Dalai Lama’s desire to visit the ancestral
"The committee is striving hard to arrange a visit by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
here during his forthcoming visit to the district next year with assistance from
the three legislators of the district and the District Administration", he informed.
Tashi Khandu, Ex- MLA, Dr. Thuptan Sakya, Secretary IBCS and Ven. Thuptan Tsering
from Tawang monastery also attended the meeting. (Report filled by Tawang Vigilance)
GVS celebrates 12th Foundation Day
PASIGHAT, Dec 10: Green Valley English School, Pasighat celebrated its 12th annual
Addressing the function, MLA Kaling Moyong urged upon the people to nurture the dignity
of labour, which should be the 'mantra' to overcome all the failures and sufferings
of human beings. This is one of the most essential things, which one should inculcate
for self growth and as well as for the growth of the society. An educational system
is not worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but does
not teach them how to make a life. He stressed on sincerity, hardworking and discipline
to become competitive at the national and international levels to bring name and
fame for the state. Moyong said education is the single tool which can eliminate
poverty, ignorance and illiteracy.
PMC, Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk said that the annual school function is also part
and parcel of the academic session. The extra-curricular activities like games and
sports for boys and girls in schools are essential, he added.
Among others, School chairman Dr. Tapi Ering and President Opang Tayeng also spoke
on the occasion and Principal of the school Anil TG presented a detailed report of
Later, Moyong distributed prizes to the winners of cultural, literary and sports
events on the occasion. DIPRO
In a historic day for South Asia, the child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi and
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, received the Nobel peace prize
on Wednesday. Satyarthi, 60, has been recognized for his 35-year battle to free thousands
of children from virtual slave labour in India, while 17-year-old Pakistani girl
Malala became a global icon after she was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban for
insisting that girls had a right to an education. At a time when relation between
India and Pakistan has worsened, the Nobel committee has shown nobility by awarding
peace prize to Satyarthi and Malala.
Child labour is serious issue in our state too. In many homes, young girl children
from neighbouring state Assam works as house maid and some of them live miserable
life. Both Arunachalee society as well as state government has failed to check such
illegal practice. Instead of getting education these children are forced to work
to feed their respective families. However worryingly for our state, off late even
tribal children’s are dropping out of school in big numbers in order to support their
families. Kailash Satyarthi’s continuous fight against child labour has got international
recognization and hopefully this will inspire people of Arunachal to take up cudgel
against this evil practice.
----Readers Forum ----
‘The Heaping prices’
As a commoner living the life of a so called middle class and lower class in the
twin capital, it’s hard to survive.
The rising prices of the goods and commodities are totally out of control. It seems
like the commodities with MRPs written on it are sold at a higher price. The organic
vegetables sold in the daily markets are no less than an item in a jeweler’s shop.
It has totally hardened the life of a common general public to sustain.
It is an appeal to the concern Authorities and the Market welfare associations and
the consumers to regularize the price for the benefit of the commoners. It seems
that the term MRP is no longer used in the shops and markets in the Capital and state.
Teli Ringu Camdir
Disposal of dead bodies near the river
Through the esteemed column of your newspaper, I would like to draw the attention
of the people and concern authorities regarding cremation of dead bodies in Eze (Deopani)
Although it is a religious practice for some to cremate bodies but here in Roing,
people do not burn the bodies properly. Bodies are half burnt and the remains are
just simply left on the bank of the river. As we know that water is the source of
life, it is used by all for various activities. But what happens when the sources
of life becomes the reason for various diseases. So it is a humble request to the
people of Roing to do the burning completely.
Ashes can be thrown but half burnt bodies should not be thrown into the river. Due
to this irresponsible activity the hygiene and cleanliness of the river and its surroundings
is gradually deteriorating.
So let’s preserve water and environment for healthy living of all.
In support of AAPSU
Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum (RGURSF) has resolved to extend
a strong support to the All Arunachal Pradesh Student’s Union (AAPSU) demands for
introduction of new disciplines at under graduate level in Govt, colleges, appointment
of required Assistant Professor Posts in colleges and feasible fee structure for
B.Ed course in the state.
It is pertinent to mention that under the UGC guidelines, student’s teacher ratio
has been fixed at 30:1 which has to be maintained by every degree colleges of the
state but it has not been maintained by the government of Arunachal Pradesh. It has
found that many of the colleges of state are running with basic shortages like teacher
and infrastructure facilities which itself is a violation of UGC norms. There are
many unemployed youths who have cleared NET/JRF /SLET and PhD holders as well.
Further, we appeal to the state government to genuinely address the demands for greater
interest of student’s community and the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Secretary General, RSF
Make use of the space
The little views written by various informed readers are making the public aware
of the activities of GoAP and her various departments. And I think if all the informed
office bearers begin to write about malfunctioning and malpractices of their concerned
departments, many genuine problems that are ruining our AP government and society
will come up in public and would act as a beginning for corruption free and pro-progressive
governance and living. I would like to request all the office bearers from secretaries
to peons not to over look but write to this paper and act as whistle blowers about
various forms of corruption in their offices.
I would especially take this opportunity to request journalists, RTI activists, Elite
societies, professors and student unions of AP, to take up the contradictory land
allotment policy bill passed by GoAP and amend it so as to make it sensible. This
issue would have far reaching consequence in the context of encroachment of government
land by people. Already many Govt. quarters and land have been encroached by people.
Such land allotment policy would encourage people to encroach govt. land indiscriminately.
This bill is an open demonstration of how the elected leaders are making fool of
the people of AP who elected them. This is also the result of the silence of thousands
of educated youths, officer bearers and public of AP.
Once again, I would request all to write their views at least to this newspaper,
so as to directly and precisely convey the views of the public to their elected leaders.
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw the attention of the
public regarding fire accidents. As winter is approaching, people use fire to cope
with the weather. But they usually do not take care of it anymore after they warm
themselves. The elders leave it in the hands of young ones who are not aware of what
destruction fire can cause. We do not give much attention to a distinguishing fire
and just leave it. This foolishness leaves us in tragedy and huge destruction of
Fire is a friend and a foe. We should be aware that a small fire can ignite and burn
everything into ashes. Ignorance is one of the main reasons by which we are victims
So we should give prior attention even to a small unit of fire. I urge the people
to be responsible. Take responsibility and be more careful regarding fire accidents
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