DAPORIJO, Dec 11: The Bagang Abu United FC defeated the ATYO by 1-0 goal in the Si
Donyi football tournament being played at Daporijo general ground here today. For
FAUFC, Papo Rebi scored the lone goal. The ATYO tried its best but failed to score
The tournament organized by the Si Donyi celebration committee Daporijo, began on
December 5 and final match will be played on December 30 at Rijo Ground Daporijo.
Altogether 26 football teams are participating in the tournament.
Earlier, while attending the inauguration function at Rijo ground on December 5,
MLA Dikto Yekar encouraged the players to participate in the games and sports. He
said youth can opt sports and game as career as the Govt announced job reservation
in various department.
Tagin Cultural Society, President Er Tabu Paktung also attended the inauguration
function. He also encouraged the sportspersons to maintain team spirit. Paktung had
also inaugurated the football match at Dumporijo, organized by Dumporijo Si Donyi
festival celebration committee.
Job mela cum skill development rally
BOMDILA, Dec 11: The second Job Mela cum Skill development rally for the school drop
outs, educated unemployed youths and entrepreneurs of West Kameng and Tawang districts
was conducted today at Bomdila with sponsorship from the Skill Development & Employment
Generation Department, GoAP.
Attending the function, Deputy Commissioner AK Singh expressed his optimism that
the programme could bring a sea change in one's life if pursued with determination
and commitment. He said that to make the programme beneficial in true sense, only
the drop outs and the educated unemployed youths should be preferred and enrolled
and added that the Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) should avoid enrolling of
DC Singh advocated that the institutes and the VTPs need to take utmost care of the
selected trainees and be morally responsible for their comfort and safety. He also
asked the Deputy State Co-ordinator of the Skill Development & Employment Generation
Department to make available the database of the trainees placed in various parts
of the country to the District administration for convenience, easy access and monitoring.
Later, Singh held a meeting with the VTPs, Deputy State Coordinator and DIC members
led by DDI PC Lama in his chamber.
Out of 469 applicants, a total of 379 youths were enrolled today under various trades
by the VTPs.
A total of 07 VTPs representing O2, GPTi, Don Bosco Youth Centre, Amazing, VLCC,
CPTi, and Soft Dot Institute from various parts of the country participated in the
Job Mela. DIPRO
APITITU asks for AutoCAD training in ITIs of Roing and Tabarijo
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The Arunachal Pradesh ITI Technical Union (APITITU) has urged for
implementing AutoCAD training at ITI's of Roing and Tabarijo expressing dissatisfaction
that both the institutions do not offer AutoCAD training which is important for civil
trades of Surveyor and Draftsman stream.
In its letter submitted to the Parliamentary Secretary, Industries, it reasoned,
AutoCAD is the backbone of civil engineering. Through AutoCAD it is easy to design
structure and draw survey maps on computer which has not been introduced in any of
the ITIs till date.
Unions calls for revocation of transfer orders of teachers
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The All Lower Subansiri District Students Union (ALSDSU) has called
for revocation of transfer order of teachers from the district.
In its letter to the Director, Elementary Education, while claiming that a good number
of teachers have been transferred from the district without any reliever, it said
that such situation is creating lot of problems for the students.
Constitute fact finding committee, says AACWA
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Claiming that some unknown person is engaged in the extension and
upgradation work of Archeological Museum building at Western Gate, Itafort, without
work order, the All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association (AACWA) has sought constitution
of one member fact finding committee to investigate into the irregularity.
In its letter written to the Chief Secretary also seeking stoppage of the ongoing
work, it alleged that the said work was not floated with open tender following the
CPWD norms and that the person engaged in the work has also encroached into the premise
of the Research Department without obtaining permission from the concerned authority.
ABEOF seeks implementation of block level education administration in state
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The Arunachal Block Education Officers Forum (ABEOF) has called
for early implementation of block level education administration in the state.
In its memorandum submitted to the Education Minister, while saying that many states
have adopted and accepted recommendation of National University of Educational Planning
and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi wherein it provides BEO's quality improvement
structures in the elementary education, it urged that the state government too should
implement the same as early as possible.
Its other demands included creation of 120 BEO posts in the pay scale of JT and not
to resort to posting BEOs to solve shortage of teachers.
AAPLU seeks labour stand
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has demanded for
allotting private labour stands at Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar.
In this regard, the union wrote a letter to the Capital Complex DC.
Do not transfer MGNREGA to panchayat department, says APBDOWA
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Block Development Officers' Welfare Association
(APBDOWA) has expressed its disapproval over the proposal to transfer MGNREGA to
the Panchayat Department.
In its letter to the Chief Secretary seeking annulment of the proposal, it reasoned
that this is the lone scheme of poverty alleviation programme of Rural Development
Department which engages the entire functionary in the state.
We are shocked with the proposal that has been made by Secretary PR because all BDOs
under RD Department are engaged with this scheme being the Programme Officer since
MGNREGA scheme was launched in the country in 2008. Currently, all the BDOs are busy
in Gram Panchayat level conducting Intensive Participate Planning Exercise (IPPE).
So, such decision of the state govt is against the interest of the employees of RD
Department and DRDAs in Arunachal, the letter read.
NCST team arriving today
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: A team of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) headed
by its Chairperson Dr. Rameshwar Oraon is arriving Arunachal Pradesh on a week-long
visit from December 12.
In the first phase of tour programme, the NCST team will be visiting Tawang from
Dec 12 to 15. This would be followed by the visit to Itanagar and Papum Pare district
from Dec 15 to 18. The Commissioner will have a state level review meeting with senior
officers at the conference hall of Planning department on Dec 17. During its tour
to the district, the NCST team will have interaction with various tribal representatives
and also visit tribal villages. They will have interaction with the district level
officers to review the various issues pertaining to implementation of tribal welfare
schemes by the state Govt.
Lower Siang bandh cripples normal life
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The 96 hours bandh called by District Demand Joint Action Committee
(DDJAC), Galo Peoples Forum, PRI members, rank and files of all political parties
of 28th Likabali and 36th Nari-Koyu assembly constituencies have paralyzed the life
in the two constituencies. The bandh is being peacefully observed by the people of
the Lower Siang district, demanding for immediate posting of Deputy Commissioner
and SP at Likabali. The need for immediate posting of DC and SP has been necessitated
following the report submitted by the Local Boundary Commission appointed by the
Supreme Court, the DDJAC claimed in release.
DDJAC also claimed that more than 500 bandh callers were detained at Likabali police
station. The bandh supporters of all ages had been kept under detention. Many senior
citizens and leaders like DDJAC chairman Sengo Taipodia, Ex-minister Kardu Taipodia,
prominent leader Gumke Riba, Marbom Doye General Secretary DDJAC, Libom Nyodu vice
president DDJAC, Jirgi Kadu (Anchal Chairperson, Upper Ramle-Banggo), Nguge Taipodia
(ASM Bali), Tayom Dini (ASM Kuntor) and GBs were arrested for violation of the magisterial
order. As there was no space at the police station to keep all the arrested people,
the DDJAC claimed that arrested people were kept at the badminton auditorium where
they had to fight with cold and there was no basic amenities like toilet.
The locals have expressed strong resentment against police for such high handedness.
"When there is boundary dispute with Assam our government never sends additional
police forces but just to crush our agitation heavily armed police have been flooded
into Likabali," said one of the bandh callers.
Meanwhile, when contacted the Likabali police informed all the arrested people were
unconditionally released. The police also clarified that they were arrested only
for violation of order and were confined for few hours.
The demand of the foothill people are declaration of Likabali, the temporary headquarter
of Lower Siang District to be made functional by posting DC and SP and make Siki
Rima as the permanent district headquarter. It's a long pending demand going back
to 1994. The citizens of 28-Likabali and 36-Nari-Koyu under the aegis of DDJAC have
vowed to continue to fight till their demands are fulfilled by the state government.
Voices of discontentment against public hearing for Etalin HEP
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The All India Forum of Forest Movements (AIFFM) have written to
Omkar Singh, chairperson, State Pollution Control Board seeking cancellation of the
Public Hearing of the Etalin HEP slated for December 12, 2014.
Finding discrepancy in the environment impact assessment (EIA) published by Etalin
Hydro Electric Power Company Limited, the forum alleged that EIA does not include
another sub-project, Anonpani HEP, located on the river Anonpani, a tributary of
Tangon. "The Anonpani HEP is very cleverly, but wrongly, being taken out of the main
Etalin project and treated now as a separate project. As a result of that, being
a HEP with a capacity generation of less than 25 MW, following the EIA Notification
of 2006, no EIA has been prepared and Public Hearing has not been notified. Accordingly,
the Anonpani HEP is now being treated as an exemption from requirement of environment
clearance from the regulating authority," the forum stated. Further the Forum added,
"In a gross violation of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, the Etalin HEP, a
joint venture with the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh, has, therefore, misled
both the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and the Ministry of Environment and Forests
and a Public Hearing of Etalin HEP is being notified for December 12, 2014 without
integrating the Anonpani HEP as a sub-project in the said EIA".
Meanwhile one Rahul Choudhary, an advocate on behalf his clients Kotige Mena and
Ingore Linggi of Roing town have served legal notice to the member secretary Arunachal
Pradesh State Pollution Control Board for withdrawal and cancellation of the proposed
public hearing scheduled for tomorrow, citing loopholes in the EIA submitted by Etalin
Hydro Electric Power Company Limited.
Arunachal & RusHydro International sign accord
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: A new chapter in the development story of Arunachal Pradesh unfolded
today with the signing of Joint Cooperation Declaration between the Government of
Arunachal Pradesh and RusHydro International, an international hydropower company
partly owned by the Russian Government on the sidelines of the Russian President's
visit to New Delhi.
RusHydro is one of Russia's largest power generating companies with 38.2 GW installed
electricity generation capacity distributed over 70 renewable energy source facilities.
The Joint Cooperation Declaration culminated after persistent efforts of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki to streamline the course of hydropower development in the State. The Joint
Declaration was signed in the presence of Chief Minister by Secretary Planning Sonam
Chombay representing the State Government and Evelyn Dod, Chairman of RusHydro International
at a meeting here this evening. The representatives of RusHydro are part of a business
delegation led by Putin to explore business and trade ties with India.
The Joint Cooperation Declaration aims to create a mechanism for possible collaboration
on Hydropower education projects in Arunachal Pradesh under a Public Private Partnership
Model (PPP). Taking into account the international experience of RusHydro in the
field of hydropower and other renewable energy sources, engineering, construction
and operation, the Company had expressed willingness to take part in activities to
develop educational services in the state.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who witnessed the proceedings, in his brief address termed
it as a significant development in meeting human resources needed for the hydro-projects
coming up in the state. He observed that as RusHydro has expertise and experience
in providing modular education for developing technical manpower with its tie-ups
with professional and reputed educational institutions, their cooperation would immensely
benefit the youths of Arunachal Pradesh.
Incidentally, the Tehri Dam, one of the safest dams in the world, which Tuki had
visited a year ago, has been designed by RusHydro. While lauding the expertise of
the company, he suggested that similar projects of designing can be offered to it
in near future.
Tuki also emphasized upon the company officials to interact more with the local populace
to clear misconceptions and apprehensions over hydro projects.
"There are several genuine concerns of the local people, which can be explained and
clarified only by experts like RusHydro," he pointed.
Tuki welcomed the company to work in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that Russia has
had a long and cordial relations with India since the days of Gandhiji.
The signing of the Declaration signifies a mutual interest of the State Government
and Russia's leading hydro-electric power company in development of joint education
programmes and activities, which will enable sharing of knowledge and joint use of
best practices in project development, construction and management of hydraulic facilities.
RusHydro International AG through RusHydro International India Private Limited, a
joint venture registered in India, will pursue the opportunity of setting up education
programs with clear long term objectives to set up the cooperation roadmap in the
field of vocational and higher education under the auspices of RusHydro and India's
leading state hydro power companies to train hydro power plants specialists and students.
Roman Zorabyants, CEO of International Affairs, RusHydro gave a presentation on the
activities of the company in Russia and other places while Novikova Varvara, External
Affairs Specialist, briefed about the institutional mechanism to implement the training
in view of the tie ups they have with various Russian universities committed to developing
Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi gave a detail on the overall hydropower scenario of the
state. Other senior officials of RusHydro including directors of India operations
were also present.
Mein advocate for separate agriculture planning for mountain states
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Minister Chowna Mein has urged the
Central Govt to have a separate planning process and a specific body for mountain
states on agriculture.
Speaking about the nascent stage of farming in the state at the "Meet of the Mountain
States", the two-day event which concluded at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi today,
Mein suggested measures to scale up the process in mountain states including planning
framework, market linkages, green budgeting and state-farmer communications.
Including the states in the planning process, specific policy initiatives and harnessing
the potential of the states have been identified as key factors for better future
of the mountain states during the two day event which was attended by major stakeholders
of the mountainous regions of India. Member of Parliament from Sikkim P.D. Rai, in
his address during the second day's proceedings, emphasised: "Going forward, it is
important to join hands and energise every stake holder - policy-makers, executive
and NGOs - to achieve the vision of making every Indian proud of our mountains."
The second session for the day was on "Regional Consultation on Mountain Issues in
light of Climate Change Negotiations". The session was held in coordination with
GLOBE India and Indian Environment Law Office (IELO). This was followed by a round-table
discussion of policy makers from the mountain states. Impact on crops like Apple
in Himachal Pradesh, large cardamom in Sikkim and the measures taken by the respective
Governments were discussed by representatives from the states. Impact of climate
change in states of Meghalaya and West Bengal were also highlighted.
Pradhan assures release of pending royalty to Arunachal soon
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan
has assured the Arunachal Pradesh Govt that the pending royalty to the state will
be released within the next fifteen days and works would commence for the 5 MW Gas
Plant at Kumchai in Changlang district in the next six to eight months. This assurance
came when the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on the Union Minister here and
discussed several important issues related to the state.
The Chief Minister sought the Centre's intervention for the release of pending differential
royalty to the state which stands at Rs. 150 crores. The Union Minister assured that
the royalty will be released within the next fifteen days.
To the appeal of the Chief Minister to start the works on the 5 MW Gas Plant at Kumchai
in Changlang district, which was to be set up jointly by Oil India Limited (OIL)
and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, the Union Minister assured that works would
commence in the next six to eight months.
While discussing the scope of CSR activities of Oil and Petroleum PSUs in the state,
the Chief Minister reiterated the commitment of the Ministry of Petroleum to set
up the Arunachal State Nursing College at Itanagar. The capital cost of setting up
of the proposed College was to be incurred jointly by Oil India Limited, Bharat Petroleum
Pradhan has agreed to take up the project at the earliest. He informed that his Ministry
would co-ordinate with the State Government through the office of the Resident Commissioner,
Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi to finalize the modalities for the same.
They also discussed at length the scope of oil and gas exploration in the prospective
districts of Arunachal Pradesh in the future.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Secretary Planning Sonam Chombay and Resident
Commissioner Sanjay Saxena. (CMMC)
Balek incomparable and eye-opener for the state: Moyong
PASIGHAT, Dec 11: Large number of buildings constructed in fifties and sixties in
the state need immediate attention and is in dire need of maintenance but government
alone cannot do much with limited resources said MLA Kaling Moyong while inaugurating
a thirty thousand litres capacity water tank at Balek Secondary School constructed
on self help basis by villagers and SMC of the area.
Lauding the efforts of the School Management Committee and villagers, he said it
was incomparable and eye-opener for the state. Balek people showing their generosity
proved that a community based arrangement is usually the quickest and easiest way
to help the school authority where their children study. SMCs and village welfare
committee can play an important role in meeting the educational needs of their respective
areas and cooperate in enrollment of more children and also render assistance for
maintenance of school buildings.
He also advised that there must be good relationship between teaching fraternity
and villagers and they should together guide the students for improvements in social,
economic, cultural and educational activities.
The MLA pointed out the "Guru-Sishya Parampara" had forged strong bonds between the
teachers and students over the centuries and wished that the same kind of relationship
would continue. Moyong advised the students to devote in their study and take part
in extracurricular activities with discipline. He also advised them to respect elders
and maintain cleanliness to take the nation forward.
The MLA further briefing about the importance of games and sport, informed that certain
quotas are reserved for talented sportspersons in various government jobs.
On the occasion, he lauded the efforts of ABK Women Wing for combating alcohol and
drug menace with missionary zeal.
Earlier, ZPC Kaling Dai in his address suggested for early completion of the school
auditorium. He called upon the womenfolk to avail all benefits under NRHM scheme.
DDSE Tani Talom advised the teachers to use the under construction auditorium building
for morning assembly purpose. Dejir Tamuk Chairman SMC elaborated the role and achievement
and also future plans of the school. Among other prominent personalities, Bogong
Bango Kebang (BBK) President Oyem Dai, Chairman Village Water Management Committee
Tamut Tasung, headmaster Onom Dai also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Awareness programme-cum-training on organic farming
Tezu, Dec 11: The Department of Horticulture, Lohit district in collaboration with
Yashowati Bio-Multi Tech, Tinsukia conducted a day long awareness programme-cum-training
on organic farming and organic certification yesterday at Changliang under Tezu circle.
On the occasion, Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Dr. B.M. Mishra, said that most
of the orange gardens in Lohit district are not having proper drainage facility and
not maintained properly. He shared his practical experience of Delhi that the certified
organic fruits have 3 to 4 times higher market price in comparison to uncertified
fruits produced using chemical fertilizer and pesticides. DC advised the farmers
to concentrate more in farming activities following correct package of practices
through organic ways under the technical guidance and advice of horticultural field
functionaries, resource persons and scientists as and when they visit.
Dr. Mishra also mentioned the negative impact of opium in the society and advised
the farming community to involve their young generations in the farming activities
during their leisure time along with themselves without hampering academic career
and added that such activities will not only bring extra income to the family but
also will save the young generations from the evil effect of opium.
He informed the farmers that the Alubari-Digaru bridge will be functional by April
2015 which will facilitate better marketing connectivity of their produces.
Superintendent of Police Ved Prakash Surya also briefed about harmful effects of
chemicals and congratulated the farmers for their initiation to convert their orange
gardens into organic ones under the guidance and assistance of the department of
Subodh Sharma, Asistant Manager from Research & Development Wings under International
Panaacea Ltd., New Delhi and Neeraj Pareek, CEO, Yashowati Bio Multi-tech, Tinsukia
provided technical support for organic cultivation and certification.
H Kri, ZPM, Tezu advised the farmers to practically follow the guidance and advice
of the resource persons for better earnings through horticultural activities.
Earlier S Rahman, HDO, Tezu in his key note address also briefed about organic farming
and its certification process, market value of organic products and their importance.
Arunachal atop the medal standings at NE Sports Competition
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Host Arunachal Pradesh lived upto the expectation of home crowds
on the second day of the National Level North East Zone Sports Competition, 2014-15
by topping the medal tally with 19 gold, six silver and as many bronze medals today.
Manipur, known as sports power of North East, finished the day with 14 gold, 11 silver
and 10 bronze medals followed by Assam that won 10 gold, two silver and 20 bronze
Karate contributed the major chunk of medals for the host state. A total of nine
gold and three bronze medals came from Karate. Judokas have contributed five gold,
two silver and one bronze medal while Archers contributed two gold and as many silver
medals. The weightlifters have contributed to the medal collection by picking up
one gold, one silver and two bronze medals on the first day of the event. The hosts
are expecting more medals from weightlifting.
Anung Wangsa opened hosts' medal account in track and field events by winning one
gold medal in 1500M race. She clocked 5:18:6 minutes to win the race.
The hosts won the women's badminton team event gold defeating Mizoram in the final
while the men's team settled for the silver after they went down fighting to Mizoram.
The quartet of Genom Tekseng, Sorang Yumi, Masilu Mihu and Netan Drema won one gold
medal in Women's Olympic Round Team Archery beating Manipur in the final. The bronze
medal for this event went to Nagaland.
Sorang Yumi also won one gold medal in Women's Qualifying Round Double 50 event.
The silver medal for this event was won by Genom Tekseng.
The host settled for the silver in Boys Archery team Olympic Round after they lost
to Manipur in the final. The bronze medal for this event went to Meghalaya.
Tang Devi won the first weightlifting gold for Arunachal in women's 44kg category.
She lifted a total of 105kg (Snatch-45kg, Clean and Jerk- 60kg).
Umpe Dami lifted a total of 194kg to win the silver in men's 56kg category. He lifted
89kg in Snatch and 105kg in Clean and Jerk.
Thrombo Tayu and Tinchat Wangsa won one Bronze medal each in men's 50kg and 56kg
In Judo, Ponkap Techi and Dindu Chukla won one gold medal each in boys 42kg and 46kg
category respectively while Toko Tachu and Madin Hina won one gold medal each in
men's -55kg and -60kg category respectively. Ehalu Tega won one gold medal in women's
-44kg category while Anjali Sagro and Alim C Khunjuju won one silver medal in girls'
40kg and 48kg category respectively. Yari Maying won one bronze medal each in women's
The hosts are yet to open their medal account in Taekwondo.
Medal rounds of Boxing will be held tomorrow.
Football semifinals will be played tomorrow at Rajiv Gandhi stadium.
Host Arunachal will play against Meghalaya in the second semifinal at 1.30 pm while
Assam will take on Mizoram in the first semifinal at 11.30 am.
Earlier in the day, Meghalaya beat Assam 4-0 and Mizoram trounced Tripura 8-0 in
their last group level matches. Arunachal and Meghalaya lost to their respective
opponents Mizoram and Sikkim by identical margin of 1-0.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Karate Do Association (AKA) president Likha Tara has
expressed immense pleasure and happiness over the outstanding performance of the
state karate team in the prestigious event. He expressed gratitude to the organizers,
particularly, Subhash Basumatary, Director, SAI, Guwahati, for responding to the
request for inclusion of Karate in the competition.
Karate was not included in the competition. But later, it was included as one of
the 10 disciplines after constant persuasion of AKA.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Minister, RWD Kumar Waii will attend the closing ceremony
of the Sports Festival at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu on December 13. The
organizing committee has also arranged musical night to make the event memorable,
where popular musical bands and renowned singers will perform.
Dupit retains state level Chess title -2014
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The 6th State Level Open Chess Tournament -2014 concluded in Nyokum
Niya Hall, Nirjuli on November 9 last.
Tachung Dupit of Upper Subansiri district retained the coveted title by winning the
championship with 8.0 out of 9.0 points. He was the defending state champion as he
had won the tournament last year at Yachuli in Lower Subansiri. He was followed by
Hage Lassa Nado, Tamar Nilling and Tabu Dupit with 7.5, 7.5 and 7.0 points as 2nd,
3rd and 4th position winners.
Altogether 66 players took part in the tournament. Other position holders included:
5th - Padi Kambo (6.5), 6th- Kekjap Riba(6.5), 7th- Raluk Dui(6.0), 8th - Dr. Rejum
Ronya(6.0), 9th - Takhe Pai (6.0), 10th -Nabam Chada(6.0), 11th-Tapung Pogia Mara(6.0),
12th -Tadam Dupit, 13th -Tapir Mize(6.0), 14th -Tangong Tabing(6.0), 15th -Bigam
Doke Lendo(6.0), 16th -Tapi Shah(5.5), 17th -Yommar Nyori(5.5), 18th Lokam Bala(5.5),
19th -Tasso Tai(5.5), 20th-Tami Jetli(5.0).
Under 15 category: 1st -Tadam Dupit(6.0) and 2nd -Bhai Chaga(5.0). Under 19: 1st
-Kino Tufan (4.0), and 2nd -Tadar Tatung(4.0) and Women: 1st -Nabam Jirnya(4.0)
and 2nd -Taba Manya(3.0). The tournament was adjudicated by BP Lahon and Taba Anam
both senior national arbiter as chief arbiter and co-arbiter respectively.
Addressing the validictory function, Upper Subansiri ZPC cum Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati
Raj Coordination Committee chairman Sushil Nalo, while congratulating the winners,
lauded the role of AAPCA in promoting and popularizing chess in the state. He said
chess is one of the best games which is free from any kind physical injury and it
requires high degree of mental sharpness. He expressed his support to promote this
game in the state for benefit of young talents. He urged the players to practise
sincerely with dedication and win laurels for the state.
Addressing the gathering AAPCA President Er. Niapung Konia shared the problems and
difficulties faced by the organization in conducting activities for development of
chess in Arunachal Pradesh due to financial constraints. There is no financial support
from state government, he lamented. However, he exhorted the players no to be disheartened
and practice the game diligently to perform excellently in national level and win
laurels for the state.
AAPCA secretary Tamchi Kache also spoke and shared the difficulties in running the
association without financial assistance from the government. Pointing out the difficulties
faced by the association in organizing the 7th NE Chess Tournament-2013 in the state
last year due to paucity of fund, Kache informed that no support was received from
Earlier, Chief Councillor of the Itanagar Municipal Council Higio Aruni in her inaugural
address on December 6 gave her commitment to support and extend cooperation for development
of this game.
Speaking on the occasion, Tarh Tabin, Secretary, NES appreciated the sincere efforts
of the AAPCA for promotion and popularization of this mind game in the state. Er.
Nabam Chada, Organising Secretary and Getor Lombi, Chairman of the committee also
spoke on the occasion.
The decision of the government of India to decriminalize the "attempt to suicide"
by deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code from the statute book is a step
in right direction. Under the said Section, a suicide bid is punishable with imprisonment
up to one year, or with fine, or both. States like Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Sikkim
opposed the move by arguing that decriminalizing the attempt to suicide would handicap
law enforcement agencies in dealing with persons who resort to fast unto death or
self-immolation to press the government/ authorities to accept their unreasonable
or illegitimate demands. Such people, they argued, can no longer be booked for attempt
to suicide or be force-fed.
Manipuri anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila is being cited as an example, who has
been on indefinite fast for the last 14 years but was kept alive by being charged
with attempt to suicide and forcibly administered intravenous fluids. However for
the country like India where big number of citizen dies due to suicide, there was
urgent need to decriminalize this old law. Now as this outdated relic of colonial
law has been removed, government must go ahead and proactively remove other illiberal
laws which get in the way of people’s lives. Unless such steps are taken the innocent
people will continue to be punished and the justice system remains clogged.
----Readers Forum ----
Why so long ?
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to write about the delay and corruptions
in recruitment process and how it is becoming a headache in our state.
Department takes a long time toconduct exams, despatch call letters or declare results.
It takes two or more years to finish recruitment processes. To despatch the letter
alone, it takes a year. Does the Govt have any solution to solve this problem?
The other sideof Job Mela
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the students who
have enrolled their name in the second phase of the Job Mela at Daporijo recently.
Firstly, I am not against Job Mela. In fact I am thankful to the state Government
for initiating such kind of platforms. But, as we know where there are merits, there
are demerits too.
I would like to highlight some instances with reference from the first phase of the
Job Mela where many students from our District suffered. Students had overwhelmingly
enrolled their name and went to different states of the country in different trades
last year. Though the students had completed their course and examination procedure
peacefully, but many of them did not got the job placement under their chosen trade.
They are yet to get their certificates which were supposed to be dispatched January
last. Therefore, one need to be careful in order not to repent later.
A bank that needs help
If anyone is curious to know the functioning of the Miao branch of SBI, one may be
disgusted. A customer of the bank, who is a friend of mine, came to me tensed because
of the way the bank handle its customers.
He narrated to me that, his son who is studying outside is finishing his exam on
5th January’2015 and wants to book a train ticket for Delhi-Tinsukia Rajdhani. He
was worried that, his son may not get a confirmed ticket if money doesn’t reach him
on time. He couldn’t even get his pass book updated, because the bank authorities
refused to help him. When shall the bank authorities work for the customers? How
long will they make excuses? Sometimes they say that it is staff shortages, defective
printing machines; inkless cartridges so on and so forth.
Hence,the attention of the Branch Manager is drawn so that immediate measures are
taken to abstain from harassing the genuine customers.
Cataract Surgery in camps is safe
This is in response to the letter by Rebeka Borang of JNU, New Delhi which appeared
in the Reader’s Forum column of your esteemed daily on 10th December 2014. I sincerely
thank writer for the compliment to the eye surgeons of the state and appreciate the
concern regarding the post operative outcome in camp set up.
In the interest of the readers and community, I would like to share some of my experience
working in community as a surgeon. The camp surgery in Arunachal is not new and has
been going on for the last 30 years since 1984 with the implementation of National
Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) in the state. In those years, Cataract
surgeries were conducted by our seniors with bare hand without gloves in health institutions,
make shift tents or mobile vans. Equipments and technology were not available for
high tech surgeries and intra ocular lens implantation. The post operative vision
of the patients were better than the pre-operative conditions but were not very satisfactory
in terms of quality and such patients were forced to used thick spectacles for better
vision. But by mid 1990s, newer technology and equipment reached our state and our
surgeons acquired state of art expertise. Suture less Intra ocular lens implantation
became routine in both institutional and camp surgeries and thick spectacles became
the thing of past. We have stopped operating patients in temporary structures and
shifted to health institutions for the surgeries with utmost precautions as per the
government of India guidelines.
Thus in last 30 years, hundreds of cataract camps were conducted and thousands operated
without any post operative complications. Every year, more than one thousand cases
cataract cases are operated by eye surgeons of government and NGO sector in our state
apart from routine hospital surgeries, with excellent post operative outcome. I attribute
the success to the adherence of guidelines, strict asepsis measures, competence of
our surgeons and good pre and post operative counseling to patients and their relatives.
However, it is fact that no surgery is devoid of possible risk of complication during
or after surgery. Every surgical case is new case for any surgeon; no surgeon guarantees
100 percent complication free surgery in all cases. After operating over thousand
cases, I have learnt that the risk of complication increases with the increased duration
or late stage of cataract. For best result, the community is advised to get regular
checkup of vision by the competent surgeon so that the cataract is operated before
it is too late.
To conclude, the outreach camps are conducted to reach the unreached. Those patients
with cataract blind will not be able to reach the health institutions passively,
and unless eye care providers reach them, they will prefer to remain blind for the
rest of their life. Community need to know that the camp surgeries are quite safe
and the post operative visual quality is not inferior to any institutional surgeries.
So no one should have doubt or apprehension regarding the safety and quality of surgery
Dr. Taba Khanna
State Programme Officer, NPCB
Gauhati High court, Itanagar bench had notified job vacancy of Sheristadar and UDC
at the same time. Exam of Sheristadar have been conducted and its result has also
been declared whereas exam of UDC is yet to be conducted.
Some association has already raised the issue of shortage of staff at various courts
of our state leading to pending of many cases. Therefore, we appeal to the concerned
authority to conduct the exam of UDC soon.
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