December 11


News Impact




Encroachment prohibited

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, it said.


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 dead.


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 the occasion.


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 yesterday .

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

Taba Ajum

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

Staff Reporter

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 players.

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 each.

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 semi-final.

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 tomorrow.

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 scientific methods.



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 students effectively.

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 in danger.

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 departments.



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 home.

"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 day yesterday.

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 the school.

Later, Moyong distributed prizes to the winners of cultural, literary and sports events on the occasion. DIPRO

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Historic day

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.

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‘The Heaping prices’

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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) River bank.

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.


Alih Meto


In support of AAPSU

Dear Editor,

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.


Gandhi Siga

Secretary General, RSF


Make use of the space

Dear Editor,

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.


Takam Tadar

Delhi University


Be responsible

Dear Editor,

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 properties.

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 of fire.

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 and destructions.


Raj Muang






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