Agitators block movement of Arunachalee vehicles in Simen Chapori
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Hundreds of vehicles bearing Arunachal Registration number plates
are stranded at Simen Chapori Bridge and Dipa Village by Nepalis of the area today
in retaliation after a death of Nepali youth in Pasighat few days back. However it
was reported late evening that the stranded people have been allowed to move.
The alleged killers are reported to be under police custody in Pasighat.
Amongst other, Parliamentary secretary for Fisheries JK Panggeng, Deputy Commissioner,
Lower Subansiri District Sadhana Deori and Er. Annong Perme were there.
The agitators reportedly manhandled some of the Arunachalee people on the spot. Though
Police force from Assam was called in, they could not execute any action against
the agitated mob.
Later, a few Arunachal Police team also arrived at the spot. However, the situation
remained volatile till the filling of this news.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung has called on the government to hold talks with its
Assam Counterpart so that such situations do not occur again. He said that Arunachaless
are being repeatedly harassed by people of the neighbouring state. He further said
that such repeated actions from Assam would lead to further escalations and would
have far reaching repercussions. He further said that Assam should keep in mind that
a large number of people from Assam are working in the state.
Tobom Dai, the AAPSU spokesperson who is among those stranded has said that instead
of resorting to such violence, people should let law take its own course. He said
that unnecessary harassment of Arunachalees would not solve the problem. Dai further
said that he was in touch with student Unions of Assam to solve the embargo.
Skin grafting carried out successfully on 2 injured students
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Skin grafting of the two school children of February 10, Palin
inferno who are undergoing treatment at Heema Hospital, Itanagar have been done successfully
by the teams of doctors lead by S Nath at Heeema Hospital.
The two girl student, Byabang Yayum (LKG) and Biri Yakum (KG-II ) were admitted at
Heema Hospital on February 11. With the timely treatment and care given by the staff
of the hospital, the two children are recovering fast and out of risk.
We have witnessed many condolences and condemnation in local Medias, regarding February
10 Palin incident but unfortunately it seems that it has remained only in papers,
as it has been observed that only a countable leaders and unions have offered help
to those children admitted at Heema hospital, Itanagar, General hospital, Naharlagun
and RK Mission, Hospital, Itanagar.
One of the parents appreciated the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for providing immediate
relief and also thanked all the well wishers.
They informed that “till today they had received a sum of Rs 10,000 as immediate
The parents expressed that; if the relief fund be disbursed to them immediately,
particularly to those who are undergoing treatment would solve many a problem.
Meanwhile, congratulating the doctors of the hospital on successfully carrying out
the grafting, CMD, Heema Hospital Byabang Rana informed that joining of senior ENT
surgeon Dr Kesang W Thongdok in the hospital has strengthen the hospital and the
working spirits of its staff.
He appreciated Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee for her noble deeds and
her emissary Trinamool Congress MP of West Bengal Dr. Kakoli Ghos Dastidar who visited
the injured school children at the hospital recently and also appreciated them for
their assurance to bear all the medical expenses of Yayum and Yakum.
Expedite utilisation of funds under NRHM: Byaling
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Health & Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling has stressed the
need to provide adequate funds for the health sector and called upon health administrators
to expedite utilization of funds received from the Centre to facilitate further receipt
of financial resources to this resource-deficient state.
He was addressing a meeting of the Deputy Commissioners, District Medical Officers
and District RCH officers convened by him at DHS Seminar Hall to review the financial
performance of districts under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) today.
Byaling informed that he had submitted additional schemes to Govt. of India for various
health projects. He advised the health officials to include all admissible schemes
under NRHM in their action plans, highlight all genuine issues to Govt. of India
in right earnest and ensure that all the sanctioned schemes are implemented well
"Since health is a sensitive subject, adequate allocation of fund in the state budget
is needed", he commented and underlined the need to prepare district-specific schemes
and projects under NRHM.
While admitting that due to large amount of unspent balances lying with the districts
further release of funds from the Centre could not be possible, he expressed serious
concern over pending utilization of civil works and RKS funds sanctioned under NRHM.
The Minister also announced that an exhaustive health policy document is being prepared
in which one chapter on NRHM would be incorporated. He further stressed the need
for setting up an engineering cell in the Department of Health & FW to expedite execution
of civil works sanctioned under various programmes of the department.
While extending his wholehearted support for the welfare and progress of the department,
he appealed to the health officials and managers to work with dedication in tandem
with the policies of the Govt. The Parliamentary Secretary (Health & FW), Nido Pavitra
in his address, advocated a new integrated approach for implementation of NRHM and
other vertical programmes and called for active involvement of DCs, DMOs and DRCHOs
in the planning, implementation and monitoring process.
Pointing out that various critical health indicators have been stagnant in the North
East over the last few years, he emphasized the need to formulate people-oriented
and need-based action plans through bottom-up planning. He asked the health officials
and managers to ensure early submission of DPRs for upgradation of District Hospitals,
CHCs and PHCs as per Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS).
Earlier, in his power-point presentation, the Mission Director (NRHM), Talem Tapok,
gave a synoptic view of the fund utilization status of the districts, status of civil
works funds and Centre-State share of NRHM outlay for the current financial year
2009-10 followed by district-wise presentation by the DMOs/ DRCHOs. The meeting also
briefly reviewed the State Programme Implementation Plan (SPIP) for NRHM prepared
by the Mission Directorate for the next financial year 2010-1 1, according to an
B’desh keen on business transaction with NE
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Ahmed Tariq Karim, Ambassador of Bangladesh, called on Union Minister
of Mines & Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) B K Handique, on Friday.
Karim expressed that Bangladesh and North East India are Siamese twins and have common
concerns and development aspirations.
The Ambassador of Bangladesh has expressed the desire that Handique may lead the
Chief Ministers of N.E. Region as a delegation in order to discuss various mutual
business opportunities along with industry representatives to Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is keen to re-establish all the connectivity’s that were forced to be
discontinued after partition in 1947. He also stressed people to people contacts
by signing MOUs between North Eastern Universities and Bangladesh Universities in
order to pursue educational and cultural exchange between both the countries.
Handique appreciated the proposals of the Ambassador of Bangladesh. He also informed
him that till 1965, there was a functional waterway in river Brahmaputra in upper
Assam through Bangladesh for transportation of Tea. It can be re-examined, he added.
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Kaushik Bhagowati, the conman who was arrested by the City Police
last week had a good time cheating the people of the state. Among his numerous victims
is Rode Bui, a politician.
Kaushik who managed to pass off as an IPS officer working as an Additional Director
with CBI literally looted Rs Ten lacs from Bui on the pretext that he would have
the elections dates postponed. Bui whose nomination papers to contest the Legislative
Assembly was rejected had approached the High Court. While he was at the middle of
it, entered Bhagowati at the scene with a promise to get the dates of election extended.
Bui’s relatives without checking the credentials of the fraudster paid him Rs Ten
lacs in two installments.
When the extension did not take place, the relatives asked the money back from him.
After repeated requests, Bhagwati agreed to pay back and even handed over two cheques
to the aggrieved. But the cheques bounced.
Left with no alterative, Bui filed an FIR at the Itanagar Police Station which managed
to arrest him.
Bui has further appealed the state govt to endorse the case to crime Branch as he
feels that there is larger group operating in the region.
Meanwhile Bui Youth Welfare Society has congratulated Itanagar Police for arrest
of Bhagowati. It further called for stringent criminal and legal action against him
so that such cases are not repeated in future.
UAEA, RGUSU condemns assault on media person
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers Association has demanded legal
action against the culprit involved in the assault of Reporter of this daily Taba
Ajum. On Feb 20 Ajum was assaulted by Security Officer of Town Magistrate Talo Potom
while he was taking pictures of a dharna at IG Park which was organized by the Association
demanding fair recruitment and end to corruption.
Association has further called on citizens to support its cause against corruption
and illegal recruitments.
Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union has also condemned the assault. It said that
people of the state should learn to respect media persons. It said that repeated
assault on media persons are a deterrent to peaceful working atmosphere.
Substations to be charged on Feb 24
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: The distribution sub-stations of Chiputa, Dokum, Kimin model village
and Khud with associated HTOH and LTOH lines covered under package A/02 of Rajiv
Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) scheme shall be charged on Feb 24 at 10.30am.
Soon on charging, the lines shall remain live. The Executive Engineer (E), Naharlagun
Electrical Division Nirjuli called on the citizens to keep away from the live line
or the DTS for safety of life and property.
RGU students adopt path of peaceful agitation to raise grievances
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: ‘Dharna’ seems to be new found weapon for people of this state
to fight for their rights. Just days after unemployed engineer youths won heart of
many citizens with their vociferous demonstrations against alleged corruption plaguing
various departments, now students of Rajiv Gandhi University have taken up cudgel
against university authority by staging dharna for their failure to look into the
11-point memorandum submitted to Vice Chancellor on 22nd, January.
Under the banner of Rajiv Gandhi University Student’s Union (RGUSU) students boycotted
classes and converged near administrative block holding placards, banners and shouting
slogan against university authorities. This is the first phase of their proposed
four phase agitation. These students were all at lost to understand why despite
being sole university of state they are not being provided basic facilities. “Though
ours is only university of state, we struggle for basic facilities like lack of bus,
deficient infrastructures etc,” told one student. He further added, “We had submitted
11 point memorandum to Vice chancellor highlighting the problems faced by students
but there has been no action and we are deeply hurt as we look up to him to convey
our grievances to higher ups.”
Student leaders of All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) and All Nyishi Students
Union (ANSU) joined Rajiv Gandhi University students in their agitation and expressed
solidarity with them. RGUSU has vowed to continue their peaceful agitation till any
substantial step is taken regarding their 11 point memorandum.
Export potential survey report and training on export marketing procedures
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: The Department of Trade and Commerce, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Itanagar in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Kolkata
is conducting a Consultative Workshop on Export Potential Survey Report and MDP Training
on Export Marketing Procedures and Documentation on Feb 23-24 at the Conference Hall
of Tourism Directorate office, Itanagar.
Minister, Finance, Trade & Commerce Setong Sena and Parliamentary Secretary, Trade
& Commerce Thangwang Wangham, would be the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. All
together 50 participants have been selected for the training programme on Export
Marketing Procedures & Documentation. The faculty from IIFT, Kolkata would import
the training. The contents of the training will cover: opportunities for the exporters:
The case of Arunachal Pradesh, Export Policy of Govt. of India: Incentives for Exporters,
Getting started with export business: Formalities to be observed, Export Finance
& Payment Procedure and Action Plan for Export.
Training on improved Mithun husbandry
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum-Pare in collaboration with IGNOU, Regional
center, Agartala under its Natural Resource Conservation programme is organizing
four-day training programme on Improved Mithun husbandry at Nirjuli from today.
The programme is being attended by 40 mithun rearers of Papum-Pare district. Dr.
Taba Heli, Programme Coordinator, KVK presented the status paper of Mithun in Arunachal
Pradesh. Dr. Pranjal Borah, the Course Coordinator briefed about the programmes and
highlighted the need of conservation and value addition of mithun.
The training programme was formally inaugurated by Deputy Chief Wildlife Warden C.
Loma. It is the high time to think for conserving our forest, the homeland for Mithun
and the source of natural resources including water, he said.
The programme was also attended by Regional Director, IGNOU (Naharlagun), Dr. S.
J. Neethirajan, who stated the economic parameters of mithun. The Director of Research
(Veterinary) Dr. Apurba Chakrabarty from AAU, Guwahati briefed the health coverage
aspects of mithun and stresses the need of improved mithun husbandry for its survival
and economic benefit. Dr. B.B. Sarkar, the Senior Consultant of IGNOU discussed about
the package of practices of different fodder plants to mitigate the feed/fodder crisis
in the region.
The programme was also attended by scientist from IGNOU, KVK and officials of Directorate
of AH & Veterinary. During the group discussion all the resource persons and participants
emphasised that a strategy must be developed during the four day programme to conserve
the holistic animal “Mithun”, accordin to an official release.
Take action against encroachment
ITANAGAR, Feb. 22: Representatives of All Papum Poma Students Union (APPSU) visited
Government Higher Secondary School, Balijan on 22nd February and found that parts
of school land has been encroached upon by some individuals. Meanwhile union has
urged Deputy Commissioner of Papum Pare district and Extra Assistant Commissioner
of Balijan to take immediate action against alleged encroachers.
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Delhi Mopin Celebration Committee 2010 is going to celebrate Pre-Mopin
on 13th March in Arunachal House, New Delhi. Meanwhile a panel constituting of Tali
Gongo as President,Orin Lego as Vice-President and Toge Rina as General Secretary
has been selected for the Celebration of Mopin in Delhi.
YMCA’s annual regional women assembly concludes
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: North East Region Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) conducted
its 3-day 3rd annual regional women assembly at YMCA centre, Itanagar.
Altogether, 350 Women delegates from north east state participated at the programme.The
programme was attended by MP Takam Sanjay and MLA Techi Kaso as chief guest and guest
James Tailor, Doreen Goldsmith and Jarjum Ete attended the three-day programme as
Orientation training prog on court procedure
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: A week-long Orientation Training Programme on “Court Procedure-II”
commenced at ATI, Naharlagun from today.
As many as 24 APCS officers in the rank of CO/EAC/SDO attended the Training Programme
which is being conducted by ATI, under the 100% Course Fee sponsorship of DoPT, GoI,
New Delhi under its specific state category Plan Training Assistance 2009-10.
Nandini Paliwal, IAS, Spl.Secretary (P&AR/ TRG) & RCS graced the brief inauguration
function as Chief Guest in the presence of the officers of ATI & guest resource persons.
While address the participants as the chief guest, Nandili Paliwal, hoped that the
training course will be of much great benefit to the officers. The Chief Guest pointed
out that, Arunachal Pradesh as an exceptional state, the function of judiciary and
executive move together for socio- administrative constraints. Therefore APCS officers
become more significant and responsible as they have to discharge the duel work
of executive and judiciary. She called for more efficiency and knowledge.
Arunachal Pradesh have seen rapid transformation in the development of social, economical,
political fabric of the state and the functions of judiciary in the state have also
gradually changing from the earlier system of Kabangs etc. to the present day inclination
towards the Law & Judiciary system for settlement of major complex disputes, off
course still maintaining the traditional system too at village level for minor social
disputes etc. As such, it is the need of hour that officers holding judicial powers
and functions should posses sound knowledge in law & judicial and equally perfect
in legal procedures etc. so that the decision taken by them as 1st class & IInd
class Magistrates are always up-hold by Superior Courts. She further urged them
to give more time on judicial works so that the people do not suffer due to in ordinate
delay in disposal of judicial cases. The Chief Guest finally requested all the participating
officers to work with dedication, sincerity & selfless manner for the over all justice
& welfare of the citizen of the State.
Earlier, Director (Training) Pema Tshetan, in his welcome address pointed out that
this week-long orientation training programme on “Court Procedure” is aimed at providing
the participants the scope to understand various functions under Court Procedures
& to acquaint themselves with the latest knowledge on important court decisions/
judgments besides the recent time Acts & Rules promulgated by the State Legislatures
as well as Central Govt.
Prescilla Tayeng, Asstt. Director & Course Coordinator highlighted the detail course
design developed for the week-long Training programme.
The panel of Guest Resource Persons consist of G. Ete, Additional District and
Sessions Judge, (Fast Track Court), Yupia, Rajiv Takuk, APCS (AG), Director Border
Affairs, A.K Singh, Prosecuting Officer, PHQ, Itanagar, Dr. Techi Rekhi, Forensic
Specialist, GH, Naharlagun, Sunil Mow, Sr. Advocate, B. Habung, Sr. Advocate, Hari
Taji, Advocate, Zakir Hussain, Advocate and R.B Yadav, Advocate of GHC, Itanagar
Permanent Bench, Naharlagun. T. Lodo, Dy. Director (Trg.) apprised about the detail
facilities being arranged by the Institute for the participants and sought their
full cooperation for the success of the training programme.
Total sanitation walk marks statehood day
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: The 24th Statehood day’s celebration of Arunachal Pradesh at Khonsa
on Feb 20 was marked by a total Sanitation Walk by the student which was jointly
organized by district administration, PHED and Education department. The students
took out a procession with banners and placards appealing to the people to be a part
of the total sanitation campaign and make the district open defecation free by 2010.
It is needless to say that TSC is yet to achieve real success thanks to stagnant
mindset of the people and effort must be made by all to change the general mindset
of the rural people to accept the modern concept of sanitation in their own interest
and in the interest of the whole state. However, TSC has been a great success in
lower belt Nocte areas of Tirap district thanks to the initiative taken by some Good
Samaritan organizations, asking people to make toilet with pith and keep the pigs
in confinement without letting them loose.
The main function of the day was held at Nehru Stadium wherein DC, W.Lowang unfurled
the national flag. In his speech Lowang while greeting the people, highlighted the
achievements of the state government in the district as well as in the state. Games
and sports were conducted to mark the day.
AALO: Statehood Day was celebrated at Aalo and other Sub-divisional, Circle headquarters
of West Siang. Addressing as a Chief Guest of the Statehood day celebration at General
Ground, Aalo, DC Amjad Tak appealed the people of all walks of life to be hard working,
dedicated and extend co-operation so that the visionary policies and programmes of
the State Govt. under the leadership of Dorjee Khandu comes true. People should allow
and voluntarily accept the big projects to come up whether it is Hydro-Power Projects,
Industries and other infrastructural development so that Arunachal is at par with
the rest of the world, he added.
He gave a clarion call for better health care and services and further emphasized
that hunting of wild life in the entire West Siang District is stopped. He further
said that Residential and Commercial area would be separate at Aalo and formation
of Land Advisory Board to settle the pending cases.
Earlier on the day, PHED organized Sanitation Walk flagged-off by the Deputy Commissioner.
DC further gave away the commendation Certificate on village Sanitation to Chairperson
ASM Moge Doji and ZPM Jomkir Naso.
DAPORIJO: The Statehood Day was celebrated with full patriotism and enthusiasm in
the whole of the Upper Subansiri district, with a grand celebration at Daporijo at
the Rijo ground. MLA Tapen Siga as Chief Guest, DC H K Shalla, SP Apur Bitin, Heads
of Departments, PRI members and the public attended the ceremony.
After unfurling the National Flag, Tapen Siga outlining our transition from NEFA
to Arunachal Pradesh, said that as our state had limited resources, infrastructure
and so a lot of progress was still to be made. For development to happen peace was
essential, Siga said.
A ‘Sanitation Walk’ to create awareness and to generate a need driven demand was
led by the MLA and DC through the township. All the HoDs, the administration and
PRI members took part in the walk. It was a part of the Total Sanitation Campaign
organized by the District Water and Sanitation Committee and the PHED.
KOLORIANG: The 24th Statehood Day was celebrated at general ground here with pomp
and show on Feb 20 last.
MLA and Parliamentary secretary food and civil supplies Lokam Tassar unfurled the
national tri-colour and appealed all section of the people to work hard for communal
harmony, peace and progress.
Highlighting the importance of the statehood day, Tassar informed that two to three
mega projects would be carried out soon in Kurung Kumey district to cater to the
local needs and generate employment avenues. While cautioning the illegal retail
petrol sellers of the district, he called for precautionary measures to avoid fire
hazard and human catastrophe. He also called upon the PR leaders and general public
to cooperate with the officers and officials serving the Kurmey Kumey district so
that they could carry out their duties with fullest capacity. DIPROs
All Baririjo Area Students’ Union (ABASU) also celebrated the statehood day with
a day-long programme including awareness on sanitation, cultural and essay writing
competitions and sports and games. ZPM Pogem Gongo, Dr Takam Bagbe were the chief
guest and guest of honour of the function. Among others, GBs, panchayat leaders
and students took part in it.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India Meets at Guwahati
Itanagar, Feb 22: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) will hold its
Plenary Assembly at Don Bosco Institute Guwahati from 24th Feb to March 4.
The meeting will be attended by three Cardinals, 20 Archbishops and 140 Bishops from
all over India. The CBCI meets once every two years to give direction to the various
activities of the Catholic Church in the country. As the Catholic Church is one of
the largest NGO active in the educational, health and social development sectors
of the country every one watches with keen interest the decisions of the CBCI.
This year the CBCI is focusing its attention on the plight of Youth all over the
country. The CBCI would be exploring ways to help the Youth who find themselves in
In a press release the Bishop of Itanagar, Dr. John Thomas who will be attending
the Conference, appealed for prayers from all people of good will so that the Conference
may bring tangible results for the beleaguered Youth of the country.
Shiitake find its way in Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: In an effort to bring in and introduce new concept amongst the
farmers for high value horticulture produce as well as conservation of forest the
NEFSED-Arunachal (NE Foundation for Cultural & Socio Economic Development) conducted
a training programme on Shiitake Mushroom at Rupa village, West Kameng on Feb 18.
More than 50 farmers of Rupa, Shergaon, Jeegaon and Tenzingaon villages benefited
by the programme conducted by NEFSED a premier NGO of North East with its branch
office at Itanagar under the Technology Mission of Department of Horticulture, Arunachal
Shiitake Mushroom is highly valued agricultural commodities throughout the world
for its flavor, nutritional and medicinal values. It is very rich in protein, minerals
and vitamins, contains anti-tumor, cholesterol lowering and virus inhibiting effects.
It is absolutely safe for Diabetic and Heart patients and at present considered
as one of the best delicacies by the higher strata of the society. The present market
price is Rs.1000/- per KG for dried mushroom. The demand for Shiitake Mushroom is
very high in local as well as international market. It is very easy to cultivate
and can be grown by one and all in the backyard.
In view of its economic importance and conducive climatic condition as well as Oak,
Wild Chestnut etc trees required for healthy growth of this variety of Mushroom in
the West Kameng district, the NAFSED-Arunachal made an arrangement with the Shiitake
experts of Nagaland and Dr Mao of Zeological Survey of India for imparting a training
for the farmers of the area.
The SDO, Rupa, Thungon cautioned the farmers of excessive use of chemicals and inorganic
manure in fields and adopt new high yield cash crops and preserve the ecology. Amongst
others who attended the programme were D K Thongdok, Ex-Minister, Horticulture Officers,
Gaon Burhas, Panchayat members and govt officials. Tsering Thongdok, president and
Milan Bohora, Secretary of the NEFSED-Itanagar assured the farmers of technical
as well as marketing support in future, according to an official release.
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Dera Natung Govt College Community would celebrate the Pre Nyokum
on Feb 24 according to the Chairman of the DNGC Nyokum Celebration Joram Muthu. Papum
Pare Zila Parishad Chairperson Nabum Aka and Executive Engineer-III, Itanagar Tage
Taki would be the chief guest and guest of honour.
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Parliamentary secretary Tourism Gojen Gadi and All Nyishi Elite
Society (NES) president Bengia Tolum have consented to grace the Nyokum Yullo celebration
as chief guest and special guest on Feb 26 at Raga.
Tawang prepares for board exams
TAWANG, Feb 22: DC Tawang, Gamli Padu held a meeting with DDSE, all Principal and
Head Masters of Tawang along with the officers of SBI and Post Office Tawang to discuss
the smooth conduct of ensuing AISS/AISSC examination at Tawang District
The discussion included deployment of Magistrate, sufficient police personnel, Power
and water supply during the examination and also other matters like timely delivery
of question papers from SBI Tawang and submission of answer sheets to the Post Master
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Mopin festival celebration committee, Yego Banggo has decided to
celebrate the Mopin festival at Gensi in a befitting manner.
Traditional folk dance, Popir, Mega dance and cultural completion, traditional games
and sports, exhibition and food bazaar will be the main attraction of the day.
Meanwhile, Tumpta Mara has been selected as the general secretary of the celebration
NERIST wins the best exhibition stall award
ITANAGAR, Feb 22: North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)
Exhibition Stall has won the Best Exhibition Stall award during 24th Statehood day
celebration and Festival of Arunachal – 2010, held at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar
during February 20-22.
‘Grow Green and help to grow green for environment to combat with global warming
and climate change’ was the the theme of NERIST Exhibition Stall which was showcased
through various people oriented programme like Water Quality Testing just before
drinking, Vermicompose and its effective utilization for both indoor and outdoor
plant fertilizer, Bio-diesel for economic development in rural areas promoting green
revolution, Anti Alcohol Drive to save the human life from health hazards leading
early death, Remote sensing and its utilization in remote local areas and Solar water
pumping system etc.
Apart from above, NERIST Exhibition Stall make incredible NERIST by showcasing Institute
activities starting from academic structure, departments, state wise reservation
of seats, the facilities available as on date and the historical details of the institute
within the stall to the presentation of cultural programme.
Thousands of people including high ranking dignitaries visited the NERIST Exhibition
Stall and applauded with the theme of the Stall. The NERIST Exhibition Stall, ranking
first out of all the 55 stalls was coordinated by P. D. Kashyap of Electrical Engineering
Department and Debabrata Maji of Mechanical Engineering Department under overall
guidance and dynamic leadership of Dr. Joram Begi, Director, NERIST and Higher Education
Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Work for the poor & needy people: Tassar
KOLORIANG, Feb 22: MLA and Parliamentary secretary for food and civil supplies Lokam
Tassar has called upon the workers of the Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) to devote
themselves for improvement of health and socio-economic condition of the poor and
needy people, especially in interior places.
Tassar was addressing the gathering on the culmination ceremony of the Seemanta Darshan
Yatra at Koloriang on Feb 19 last. The yatra was organized by the AVP.
Tassar also called upon the AVP workers to spread the message of communal harmony
and national integrity besides promoting and preserving the own rich cultural heritage.
AVP Papum Pare district president Tagu Tana Tara describing the objectives of the
DIPRO Michi Kani in his address stressed on unity and appreciated the good works
rendered by the AVP.
Earlier, AVP office secretary D K Dubey also narrated the objectives of the yatra.
Kundun Sange Yeshi Archery Competition
TAWANG, Feb 22: The 2nd Kundun Sange Yeshi Archery Competition being held on the
auspicious occasion of Losar festival begun on Feb 21 at the premises of Khinmey
Archery competition is one of the most popular games played by people of Monpa tribe
especially during the period of Losar festival in the month of February. The Bow
and arrows are made of Bamboo and target is made of a small wooden post measuring
about 10/20 cms and is kept about 100 metres away. This game can be played individually
or as a team. The game is played in each and every villages of Tawang District.
Since last year onwards, the archery Competition has been organized centrally as
Kundun Sange Yeshi Archery Tournament by the organizing committee at Khinmey gonpa.
This year altogether 18 teams from various villages are participating for the coveted
Tawang DC Gamli Padu and Brigadier, 190 Mtn. Brigade C P Mohanty attended the inaugural
function as chief guest and as guest of honour.
Padu while speaking on the occasion appreciated the organizing committee for preserving
the age old custom of Archery. He said that such events should be held at district
and state level so that our archers are given the necessary exposer and can compete
at the national levels.
Brigadier C.P. Mohanty also spoke on the occasion. He also appreciated organization
of such events and assured all kind of assistance from Army. (DIPRO)
U.S. consul general to attend Nyokum
Kolkata: U.S. Consul General in Kolkata Beth A. Payne will attend the Nyokum Festival
during her first visit to Arunachal Pradesh from February 24-27.
Besides participating in festival programs, Consul General Payne plans to meet the
Governor, the Chief Minister, and other senior state officials.
Ms. Payne's visit will highlight the U.S. Consulate's interest in Arunachal Pradesh's
rich culture and tradition and its support for development and other activities in
the state. The visit will also identify possibilities for future engagement.
Patil, Sonia mourns death of children
ITANAGAR: The President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil and AICC President and
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in separate condolence letters addressed to the state
chief minister have expressed their profound sorrow over the worst ever fire accident
of Palin where 14 school children lost their lives and many sustained severe burn
The letters which were received through post requested the chief minister to convey
their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and further wished for speedy
recovery of those injured. (PRO TO CM)
National Workshop on Bamboo
ITANAGAR: A three-day national workshop on Rattan (Cane) would be held starting Feb
24 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar which would be inaugurated by the Governor. The workshop
is being organized by the United Nation’s Industrial Development Organisa-tion, Regional
Office, New Delhi and Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre, Guwahati in collaboration
with State Forest Research and Institute and Arunachal Forest Corporation Limited.
Choices to make
Through your esteemed daily I wish to propose to all those who are concerned with
the Health Planning and Policy of our state that the BHRC Course akin to MBBS course
is more lucrative for our state set up where 90% of the areas are rural area and
whether such course can be taken up in place of MBBS Course in the proposed Medical
College in the State Capital.
It appeared on P-4; Telegraph 7th February 2010 regarding unveiling of graduation
course on Rural Medicine akin to MBBS course. The 3 ½ years course and skill accounts
only 60% of MBBS graduates are best suited for rural areas and our state in particular.
The course is been endorsed by Medical Council of India after change of nomenclature
of course to Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BHRC) from earlier Bachelor of Rural
Medicine and Surgery and the course is proposed to start by August 2011. After completion
of the BHRC Course (including 6 months internship), only one-year licence for practice
will be granted that will be renewed every year for five years on condition that
they remain in the rural area of their states. After 5 years, an individual state
may decide whether it wants to retain their services in rural areas.
I feel that such course could be productive for our state and for those involved
with the Health Planning and Policy to contemplate on.
Dr. Mika Umpo
Naharlagun (on email)
Assault on Engineer
I would like to express my grief and anguish over the manhandling of an Engineer
who has rendered 34 years of dedicated services towards the development of the Arunachal
Er. R. Choudhary has rendered his valuable services at various capacity and has
recently been posted at Roing as an Executive Engineer. Some hooligans entered his
official residence on the night of 13th February and manhandled him badly without
any provocation or cause.
This incidence has shattered the faith and confidence of entire community in general
and engineers in particular. One must understand that, it is because of the dedication
and commitment of engineers like Mr. Chaudhary and other belonging to the fraternity
that has pulled the Arunachal Pradesh from oblivion only few decades back to a prospering
and thriving state with its immense potentials to reckon with.
However, I do acknowledge the fact that there may be clash of interests and disagreements
among the parties involved while executing the developmental works, but there are
valid means and ways to lodge the complaints if any. Unfortunately, it has been observed
in the recent times that, in Arunachal Pradesh some people are resorting to unethical
practices and are trying to hold the entire system to ransom.
Engineers have become an easy and soft target for these hooligans and at some times
are bound to act according to their whims and fancies. It’s high time that Govt and
people should act fast to check this menace and inculcate the work culture and professionalism
among the masses.
Peace and sense of personal security is must for an officer to perform to best of
Once again I strongly condemn the ghastly and deplorable incidence and render my
all out sympathy and solidarity to Mr. Chaudhary. The government should also look
into the matter seriously and the culprits must be punished severely so that it act
as deterrent to others in future.
UAEA has shown the way to the Arunachalees
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to appreciate the Unemployed
Arunachalee Engineers Association for making their voices heard through peaceful
dharnas. As the police and capital administration didn’t allow them, they have sent
a positive message to the people about rising corruption and illegal appointments.
Other organisations and Unions should take cue from them that there are right and
decent ways of protesting the government’s wrong policies without harassing the common
public. Unemployment today has become one of the major problems of the Arunachalee
society. The state government has to create more jobs by taking a strong approach.
What happened to the MoU's signed between the state government and the various power
developers?? The govt. should ensure that these companies provide 70% jobs be it
technical or non-technical to the local people. Also, it has lately come to notice
that various JE's and other officers serving in other dept. like PWD,PHED,RD have
been absorbed in the planning dept. for posts like AUPO. This type of attitude by
the govt wont do any good to the people. It should have instead of creating new jobs
and recruited new graduates through APPSC. There are many instances like this which
go unnoticed. Also the state govt. should have minimum retiring age for govt. employees
so that new graduates can be given a chance.
It’s not only the govt. to blame. We should blame ourselves too. Why only government
jobs? Why are people not willing to work outside the state or in various PSU's or
I would like to condemn the harassment of journalist Taba Ajum of The Arunachal Times
by the police personnel on Statehood day. Media is the fourth pillar of democracy.
The govt. should ensure that this kind of incident should not happen again.
Select the deserving candidates as teachers
We would like to request the concerned authority to maintain transparency until
final stage of the present J/T and A/T (A) recruitment process especially viva-voice
test for final selection is completed.
In the recent past education department had appointed large number of teachers on
officiating basis violating recruitment rules. This is one of the causes that led
to the deterioration of the present educational scenario in our state.
But this time, we, on behalf of unemployed youths of the state earnestly request
concerned authority to spare left-over posts for the genuine candidates who have
sincerely qualified in written tests of both J/T and A/T (A) and for which viva-voce
test is scheduled to be held w.e.f. 27.02.10 to 05.03.10. Please select deserving
candidates as teacher.
As we all know that qualitative and quantitative teacher is the determining factor
for progress and development of educational system in the society. Hence, we should
not compromise on education and more so on quality education. As elementary education
has already become fundamental rights, we must strive by all means to give a holistic
education in our state.
We want no political involvement and no money game this time. We sincerely expect
transparency until final stage of recruitment process is over. Let best people serve
the state for better future.
A Sector, Itanagar.
On Feb 9 last at around 11 am I responded politely to a call came from a number which
I realized later that it was a call from the best service provider the BSNL.
Neither I requested for any subscription nor did I press any button as it was murmuring
ridiculously. To my utter surprise, after a few second one message came thanking
me for subscription for ‘Sayaris’ . The message also read ‘send unsub sayaris to
53030 if you do not want, charge Rs 2 per sms’. I had to unsubscribe it immediately
as I did not want any ‘sayari’ from BSNL.
Does receiving a call mean subscription, then why the authorities made unsolicited
call? Making unsolicited call is a breach of personal liberty and also an offence.
Moreover, the BSNL has been charging the highest call rate as compare to any other
mobile service provider. I request the BSNL authorities not to adopt various tactics
and do not make unsolicited call to exploit the innocent public.