AAPSU activists taken out a protest rally through the main thoroughfare of the twin
capital city with placards, banners reading “Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part
of India; We are proud to be Indian”, We are born Indian, we will die as Indian”,
“Buy Indian, Be Indian”, “No Chinese goods in territory of Arunachal Pradesh” etc.
“Indian economy has been entangled by Chinese dominance in many spheres while cheap
Chinese products are flooding the market in Arunachal Pradesh. Today’s protest rally
is an strong and clear message from the students of this remote state to both the
Chinese and Indian Govt. to act promptly on the key issues, AAPSU said in a statement.
Further, AAPSU activists will visit every shop and residence to identify commodities
made in China in its 2nd phase of the protest against Chinese goods. The students’
union sought the cooperation of common public, political leaders and bureaucrats
of the state.
It is worth mentioning here that the apex student body had called for a boycott of
Chinese goods from February 8 in the backdrop of repeated Chinese claims over Arunachal.
Remarkably, this reporter today observed that the Chinese-made goods right from toys
to mobile handsets, which were adorning the showcases of various shops in shopping
complexes in capital complex, have suddenly vanished.
Wake up call to preserve and protect forest
PARBUK, Feb 8: As a wake up call to preserve and protect the forest plantations beyond
the proposed Deopani De-reserved Forest area an awareness meeting was held here at
Parbuk Musup, about 21 Km from Roing yesterday.
The meeting was convened by Meka Banggo Baane Kebang in coordination with Forest
Department, Roing. The meeting itself bears much accolades from the district administration
and public leaders considering the urgent need of preserving and protecting the forest
area from encroachment and illegal felling of trees.
Apart from afforestation the steps taken will aid in protect the villages from Jia
to Kangkong (Assam Border) from the threats of inundation or flood posed by the mighty
Among others, SP and DFO(T) Roing besides Panchayat leaders, public leaders, HGBs
& GBs, senior citizens and office bearers of Meka Banggo Baane Kebang took part in
Participating in the meeting Dambuk MLA Jomin Tayeng advocated for re-plantation
in areas where there is no forest cover beyond the proposed de-reserved area and
called upon the Forest department to provide materials and technical support for
the same. Tayeng further called upon the forest department not only to concentrate
on re-plantation and preservation but also on protection of the forest plantation.
He also suggested for conducting mass awareness campaigns on importance of forest
and its preservation among the masses and young generations and asked DFO(T) Roing
to propose Flood Protection Scheme to the govt. in order to protect the forest plantations
from flood and erosion. He asked the concerned DFO to properly demarcate the boundary
line of the forest area.
Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner of the district called upon the people not to carry
out any type of cultivation beyond the proposed de-reserved forest area. She asked
the villagers to inform the district administration whenever reports of any kinds
of illegal felling of trees and encroachment to forest areas are reported and warned
that stringent action as per the law will be taken against any individual found indulging
in such activities.
She also asked the DFO(T) to submit a report on when the Forest Beat Offices were
withdrawn and also the position where we can re-open and create new Forest Range/Beat
Office in order to safeguard the forest area from illegal encroachment and felling
of trees. She further highlighted the Judicial Powers bestowed on Gaon Burahs vide
Administration Justice Rule(1945) and to the Forest Officials under Forest Enforcement
Act according to which they can also arrest a person.
T. Karga, Superintendent of Police also sincerely called upon the people to preserve
and protect the forest plantations as their own property which will safeguard their
inhabited and cultivated land from the danger of flood and erosion of mighty rivers
like Dibang which water levels are raising year by year due to sedimentation. He
told the people that district police are always ready to help the people and forest
officials whenever their helps are sought. K. Tassar, Divisional Forest Officer(T)
highlighted the importance of trees and maintenance of forest covers in subduing
global warming and hazards of deforestation.
Bassu Perme, Ex-MLA cum Secretary, Meka Banggo Baane Kebang presiding over the meeting
as chairman also called for stringent action against any forest land encroacher and
illegal felling of trees. Mibom Pertin, ZPM Meka Anchal Block clarified the misconception
regarding De-reservation of Forest under Deopani Reserve Forest area. He further
sought full cooperation from district administration, police and forest officials
in protecting the forest beyond de-reserved forest area. Panchayat Leaders, HGBs,
GBs and Banggo Secretaries of various villages from Meka to Kangkong (Assam Border)
also spoke on the occasion unanimously calling for protection of forest plantations
beyond the proposed de-reserved forest area and banning any kind of agricultural
activities in the particular area. It was also resolved in the meeting that the Banggo
Secretaries and HGBs of the villages will assist and work in coordination with the
Earlier, the dignitaries planted saplings of forest trees in the vicinity of the
Musup as a mark of beginning the good step taken.
It is also to mention here that Deopani Reserved Forest has a total area of 228.38
Sq. Km out of which 134.19 Sq.Km are proposed as de-reserved forest area and remaining
94.19 Sq.Km along the Dibang river bank site are to be retained as Reserved Forest
area. The case of De-Reserving the area is still pending in the Supreme Court of
Kaso inaugurates Arunachal cricket coaching academy, pitch & ground
ITANAGAR, Feb 08: The budding cricketers of Arunachal Pradesh have reasons to rejoice
as the local MLA Techi Kaso today inaugurated the Arunachal Cricket Coaching Academy
and its newly laid pitch and ground in a simple but impressive function at Nyokum
With the inauguration of the academy a long-felt demand of the cricketers and the
persons involved in cricketing activities in Arunachal Pradesh has been fulfilled.
This will certainly usher in a new era in cricketing activities in Arunachal Pradesh,
said the chief guest of the function Kaso, in his inaugural speech.
Appreciating Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) headed by PWD Minister Nabam Tuki
as president for its endeavour, Kaso asked the cricketers to avail the best opportunity
provided by the academy to become a good player. Self confidence, determination and
hard-working being the main keys to success, Kaso advised the young cricketers present
on the occasion to work hard, develop self- confidence and be determined to achieve
success in life. Otherwise you would not, he remarked. The chief guest contributed
few amounts to the fund of the Cricket Academy.
“It is a glorious moment not only for the persons involved in cricket but also people
of entire state”, said Relief and Rehabilitation director Kapa Kholi. He said “Beginning
of every thing is small and giving birth is painful. Now, it is our duty to nurture
and maintain the academy properly to make it an ideal institute for learning cricket.”
Kholi, who was the guest of honour, hoped that the young cricketers with hard work
would bring laurels to the state within the next few years.
In his speech, ACA general secretary Kholi Tado narrated the painful birth and long
journey of the Arunachal Cricket Association since it formation in 1997. ACA got
affiliated under BCCI in 2008-09, Tado informed.
On performance and participation by Arunachal cricket team, Kholi informed that the
state team U-19 and U-16 took part in BCCI organized tournaments in Chattishgarh
and Meghalaya last year. The U-19 team lost all the matches they played while U-16
team played two matches where they beat Nagaland and lost to Meghalaya. He also informed
that women cricket association has also been formed with Maya Kholi as chairman.
The academy has presently 14 students and they are being trained under coach Lokam
Garga, who recently attended coaches’ camp at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore
and Sanjay Pandey, a senior Ranji Trophy player from Delhi, said Arunachal Cricket
Academy chairman Goi Gara. He also told this reporter that the immediate target of
the Academy is to qualify for Ranji Trophy. He also expressed gratitude to CNC for
allowing its ground for the purpose.
ECEB win Super Winter T-20 cricket
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Excellent Cricket of Eleven Brothers (ECEB) defeated Lomi - Lote
team by 96 runs in the final and won the Super WinterT-20 Cricket tournament held
at Daporijo recently.
Chasing a moderate target of 169 run set by ECEB to win, Lomi -Lote team could manange
only 72 run losing their all wickets.
Tattu Gongo of ECEB, who captured 3 wickets and contributed 33 runs off 11 balls,
was adjudged the “Man of the Match” for his all round performance while Gandhi Kena
of the same team has been declared “Man of the Series.” Gandhi took 16 wickets and
scored 94 runs in total in the entire tournament.
The wining team was awarded cash award of Rs 15,000 along with trophy while runners
up team was given Rs 7,000 along with trophy.
Altogether 12 teams including USCC, Hornbill Cricket Club, Muri-Mugli Cricket Club,
Ganga Colony Cricket Club, CRPF Cricket Club, Dulom Si-XI Cricket Club, Pumbuku
Cricket Club, Challenger Cricket Club, Sippi Small Cricket Club participated in the
tournament organized by Marpi Doyom.
Hage Ruja, PD, DRDA and Tani Muri, APO, DRDA, Upper Subansiri were the chief guest
and guest of honour of the final day.
Extra effort needed for dev of Lada
SEPPA, Feb 8: "We are expecting that Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu will initiate
steps to develop East Kameng district in general & put extra efforts in bringing
up my constituency's remotest area - Lada with rest part of the world, hoped Parliamentary
Secretary (Env. & Forest) Kumar Waii while leaving for Lada along with the team headed
by DC, Pige Ligu.
The Chief Minister is visiting Lada, the remotest circle Head quarter of East Kameng
district on Feb 10. Lada is now being given proper attention as far as road connectivity
is concerned. The construction of road from Bameng to Lada is under progress being
taken up by the PWD. DIPRO
2 die in accident, mob set fire in truck
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: An irate mob set a truck into fire after it rammed into a scooter
killing two pillion riders at Namsai in Arunachal’s Lohit district this evening.
Police sources informed that the incident occurred at around 1745 hours when a stone-chips
laden truck hit a scooter near Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) office killing
the duo at the spot.
While the driver managed to escape under the cover of darkness, an irate mob set
the truck on fire which damaged the vehicle completely before fire tenders could
arrive to the spot.
The deceased were identified as Chow Chukto Mungkang (60), a retired government employee
and his 22-year-old son Chow Suktowa Mungkang.
A case has been registered and search is on to nab the absconding driver, the ADC
SARATHI implemented in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Feb 8: Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang inaugurated IT based project “SARATHI”,
developed by National Informatics Center, Pasighat under supervision of DIO Arjun
Now onwards the Registering authority could issue learner & permanent driving license,
conductor license and driving school licenses etc immediately to the applicants just
after verifications. The owner doesn’t need to submit and deposit any photograph,
treasury challan etc as all facilities are available with the installed computerized
systems and the citizens would get services under a single roof.
The DIO Singh with Power Point presentation described the importance and facilities
of the software amidst the DC, DTO, OC (APP), Traffic inspector. Besides standardization
of work flow in the office, frauds would also be checked as physical presence is
required for online photo capturing and signing, while applying for licenses, Singh
DC Panyang urged the office personnel to develop work culture and sincerity so that
the local people could avail the optimum benefits from the system.
Renowned artist Abe Perme passes away
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: The renowned AIR artist Abe Perme died at Pasighat General Hospital
yesterday after prolonged illness.
He was 56 years. Late Abe Perme was born on 1st March, 1954 at Dambuk in present
Lower Dibang Valley district. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
At the time of his death he was working as field assistant in the Department of Fishery.
He recorded more than 60 songs in Adi in All India Radio and other Commercial Music
Album. He recorded his first song on 25th May 1978 at AIR, Dibrugarh.
The song `Popir e Ngo` was an instant hit and it became an evergreen Adi number.
Meanwhile, The Adi Baane Kebang expressed their deep shock at the demise of renowned
and talented singer of the community and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and strength to the bereaved family at the time of sorrow. Perme Welfare Society
also expressed deep shock over his death and prayed for eternal peace of the departed
Training programme on disaster
management begins at ATI
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: A week-long training programme on “Disaster Management” commenced
in ATI, Naharlagun from today. The Training Programme is primarily targeted for ministerial
staff of HoDs & District Administration including representatives of selected NGOs
and as many as 32 persons reported for the training programme.
While addressing the participants in inaugural function, Director (Training) Pema
Tshetan informed that all previous training programmes related on Disaster Management
were mostly organized for the administrative & field level officers of various line
departments and district administrations.
However, considering the need of hour to keep all sections of the levels of Govt.
functionaries and civil society of the state to be sensitive, alert and knowledgeable
about the disaster management, this week-long training programme is being conducted
for the grass-root level of Govt. functionaries & ministerial staff as generally
the awareness on DM are poor at lower level of staff & public. Therefore, he hoped
the training programme on DM would raise the competency level of the participants
to handle disaster situations.
The Director further added the training programme will thus provide the participants
an opportunity to understand the basic principles and concept of disaster management
& their human implications.
He thanked the 2 (two) main guest resource persons of SIRD K. Loyi, Dy. Director
& Rakesh Srivasthava, Asstt. Director, for their active role in designing the training
module in a simple & phased manner on concept of disaster management and various
kind of disaster.
The panel of guest resource persons consisted of Dr. G.C Chennaiah, Director (Remote
Sensing), Govt. of AP, Dr. N. Khan, Associate Prof. Geography Deptt. (RGU), Dr. L.
Jempa, Epidemiologist, Dr. A.S Rawat, Geologist, Deptt. of Geology & Mines, Subhash
Chandra Mazumdar, Station Officer (Fire Service).
Earlier, the Dy. Director (Trg) & Course Coordinator, T. Lodo submitted detail highlight
of the Course Contents & also briefed about the arrangements being made for the participants.
He further added that, the participants will be exposed to group works including
presentation to enable the participants to ventilate their experience & sharing of
knowledge. ATI is conducting under the 100% course fee sponsorship of DoPT, Govt.
of India under its Plan Training assistance 2009-10.
Study tour of UPSC aspirants from Maharashtra
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: A group of UPSC aspirants from Maharashtra who cleared the prelims
and awaiting results of main conducted study tour of under developed district and
border area of Arunachal Pradesh from Feb 1 to 7.
The study tour was organized jointly by Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions
Cultures & Heritage (RIWATCH) Roing and Jnana Prabodhini Competitive Examination
The selected 12 aspirants were the highest achievers out of which six of them have
opted for AGMUT cadre and wanted to have the first hand information by interacting
with administrators, planners, social activists, army and border personnel, and local
communities living in remote areas.
Their first interactions were in Itanagar with IAS officers with V.K. Dev, Development
Commissioner, Amit Singla, Special Secretary Planning & Padmini Singla, Dy Commissioner.
Dr. Joram Begi, Director Higher & Technical Education briefed them about history
of Arunachal Pradesh and evolution of education while Lisa Lumdak, Lecturer RG University
on challenges ahead for preservation of Arunachalee languages. The role of BRO in
nation building was precisely explained with slide show by Harinder Kumar, Commandant
The team also visited a remote village Mohikong in Anjaw district and interacted
with local people, GBs, rural school teachers & health workers. Interactions with
Col. Pant from Army Lohitpur, Col. Sanjay Kothari, ITBP, Tezu and Atul Kulkarni,
Jt. Director, IB were mainly focused on border security and co-ordination of local
administration with various agencies engaged on border security.
The main objective of the study was to have firsthand experience of living with local
people, learning from experiences and understanding the fine threads of administrations.
This will be helpful to them in their final stage of clearing of UPSC by citing their
own live examples. The team was thrilled to see the amazing nature, great hospitality
of the local people, sheer dedication of the people working in remote areas and unflinching
courage of the army at borders, said the press release of RIWATCH.
MLA takes stock of on-going
road construction works
SEPPA, Feb 8: Keeping in mind the focal points discussed in a coordination meeting
in January last for beautification of Seppa township, town MLA,Tapuk Taku along with
DC, Pige Ligu,SP,Tumme Amo, Er.Kame Bengia (DD,DUDA), Er. Nikpe Yangfo, AE(PWD) cum
Project incharge,81 km Seppa to C/Tajo road, immediately took stock of the ongoing
road construction work being undertaken by the Gammon India Pvt. Ltd.
The team took stock of drinking Pipe lines, electric & telephone posts, buildings
& other structures which come under the Right of Way.
“ I hope the people of Seppa township will extend their full cooperation in all aspects
in making Seppa town one of the model district headquarters in the state," Taku said.
He further called upon BSNL,PWD, Power, PHE & other constructing agencies to plan
out in a systematic way to shift the poles, pipes etc so as to fasten the construction
The beautification of township includes proper drainage system, disposal of garbages
at proper place, discouraging open toilet system & eviction of illegal construction
at public places like under the premises of Educational Institution, Hospitals etc.
Arunachalee children visit Yojana Bhawan
WAKRO, Feb 8: A delegation of the girl students of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya,
the Apnes of Apna Vidya Bhavan, Wakro along with members of the VT-AWIC children’s
library of Lohit district called upon Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission
at the Yojana Bhawan in New Delhi today.
The twenty minute meeting in the Yojana Bhawan was also attended by Firoza Mehrotra,
Senior Advisor on North East to the Government of India who is also special consultant
to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI. Ms. Firoza also assured the
delegation that the people of North East in general and Arunachal Pradesh may feel
free to write or communicate to her on matters of women’s and child welfare and also
on issues relating to Power, Education and Health Care.
The girls of the KGBV, Wakro presented a Mishmi handbag weaved under the pre-vocational
training program in their school. The bag and a traditional Mishmi shawl along with
a wall hanging of traditional motif were presented to the Member Planning Commission
in gratitude to her concern for the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of
the North Eastern region.
In her communication to Anugrah Dr. Syeda Hameed assured saying Arunachal Pradesh
will always find a friend in her. The ASSET expressed that the initiatives of leaders
like Dr. Syeda will certainly promote speedy development of the state.
The delegation led by Mamuni Gogoi with Etalo Mega and Geeta Chopra as escorts was
accompanied by Satyanarayanan Mundayoor, a senior social worker who has put in more
than three decades of dedicated services in Arunachal Pradesh. The team returned
from the Yojana Bhawan with an assurance from the PC, Member that she would soon
visit the North East region with Senior Advisor (NE) Ms. Firoza, according to an
Training prog on MNREGA-MIS
for Anjaw district conducted
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: DRDA Anjaw sponsored 2-day training on Functional Training cum Data
Entry workshop for Operationalisation of the Management Information Systems (MIS)
under MNREGA for Anajw District was conducted at the CIC Centre at Hayuliang on Feb
3 and 4. Senior officials from the DRDA Anjaw, Programme Officers, CIC operators
from the blocks and other DRDA staff took part in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the Project Director DRDA Pagli Sora, emphasized on the
need for operationalisation of MIS for ensuring systematic and smooth implementation
of the MNREGA programme in Anjaw. PD DRDA appreciated the facilitation provided by
Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD in correcting the Master Database for
Anjaw district. Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD also coordinated the training
intervention at Hayuliang.
In this regards it may be mentioned that operationalisation of MIS and providing
online labour budget has been stressed by Government of India as a prerequisite for
flow of funds for enabling districts to provide 100 days of employment upon demand.
The training cum workshop concentrated on real time data entry in reference to actual
work for 2009-10 under MNREGA in Anjaw district. The workshop accomplished successful
completion of the data entry in respect of several Gram Panchayats in Manchal and
Hayuliang blocks. The district prepared the Gram Panchayat wise, block wise and district
labour projections through MNREGA-MIS for forthcoming year 2010-11, making it amongst
selected districts in the state to have online labour projections.
The training provided in-depth functional knowledge on all aspects of data entry
under MNREGA-MIS to the participants. The programme was well received by the participants
with completion of cycle of data entry from registration of households to the Muster
roll entry of many Gram Panchayats being completed in the workshop itself.
Summing up the programme, Rakesh Srivastava appreciated the proactive role played
by the DRDA and the Programme Officers towards making the district online under MNREGA-MIS.
SIRD Arunachal Pradesh is providing support on demand to the DRDAs for operationalisation
of MNREGA-MIS in a systematic manner.
‘Exclude Adi areas from proposed district’
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Adi Baane Kebang, East Siang District Unit President Okom Yosung
welcoming the creation of lower Siang District appealed the state government to exclude
Adi inhabited village Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak and Sido village from the lower Siang
District to maintain the old-age traditional boundary of the Adi areas.
He further said that, the bifurcation from East Siang District be made immediately
to fulfill the aspirations and need of the people of Basar, Likhabali and Nari-Koyu
PASIGHAT, Feb 8: Matri Sammelan was held at Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan, Pasighat yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Arunachal Samity Committee, Siang unit Oming
Pertin said it was an opportunity to pay rich tribute our mothers, who have had a
great impact on our lives, a person whose love and care knows no boundaries, a person
who does everything to keep her children happy and joyous.
The guest of honour, Regional Secretary, Rastriya Sevika Samity, Nagaon Madam Lilabati
Khusare briefing the history of Rani Laxmibai, Padmini, Jijabai, Droupadi said that
the women have equal powers to fight against the all odds to save the nation, culture
and traditions and also to reach the peak of success.
ITANAGAR, Feb 08: Parliamentary Secretary, food and civil supply Lokam Tassar and
District chairperson, Zilla Parishad Kurung Kumey District Pissa Gungnia would attend
the Nyokum Yullo festival as chief guest and guest of honour at Nyapin.
Nyokum Yullo celebration committee, Kakoi in a meeting has decided to conduct open
to all volley ball competition from February 20 at Kakoi with Rs 15000 and Rs 8000
as it’s 1st and 2nd prize respectively.
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Rajiv Gandhi government Polytechnic, Itanagar is organizing its
annual sports and cultural event ‘RIELA’ at its college premises from February 10-14.
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Donyi-Polo Government College Kamki (DPGC) is celebrating Pre-Mopin
festival from March 8-10.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Chairman for agriculture marketing board Passang
Dorjee Sona have consented to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the inaugural
day on March 8.
While, National Students’ Union, General Secretary Nyamar Karbak and Galo Students’
Union President Gokar Basar have consented to attend the valedictory function as
chief guest and guest of honour on March 10.
NSUI training programme
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: National Students’ Union of India, state unit is organizing 3-day
training programme for the newly elected members of the state, national delegates,
colleges and district NSUI at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar from February 16-18.
Director, training NSUI Mrinal Pant, Chairman Basic India, NSUI Vijay Mahajan, Mritunjay
Sisodia and Shubhomitra Gogoi In-charge, NSUI programme will lead the training.
Kaso to be chief guest
ITANAGAR, Feb 8: MLA Techi Kaso and Kapa Kholi, IAS have consented to be the chief
guest and guest of honour respectively of ‘Get Together’ themed “Search on the geneology”
“NWDW” being organized by Abb-Tara Sport Culture and Literary Society on February
12 and 13 at New Pitapool, Yazali, Lower Subansiri district.
ITBP organizes medical camp
BOMDILA: Under its civic action programme, the 4th Battalion Indo-Tibetan Border
Police (ITBP) organized a free medical camp at Jerigaon under Nafra circle on Feb
7. A total of 174 patients were offered treatment and medicines were distributed
free of cost. Patients requiring further investigation and prolonged treatment were
referred to the civil hospital Bomdila. The unit also simultaneously conducted the
Pulse Polio Immunization programme at Dirang on Sunday where 160 children between
0-5 years of age were given the life saving drops.
Farmers training-cum-exposure visit
ITANAGAR: A training-cum-exposure visit sponsored by NABARD under Capacity Building
for Adoption of Technology (CAT) on “Protected Cultivation of Seasonal Vegetables
and Nursery for Self Employment” will be conducted from Feb 10 to 12 at ICAR, Basar.
In this programme 25 farmers will be trained for cultivation of seasonal vegetables
which will enable them to upscale their knowledge of vegetable cultivation. They
will also be trained in raising and maintaining nursery which will make available
quality planting material to farmers, said an official release.