Press fraternity takes serious exception to assault on journalists
ITANAGAR, Feb. 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and
Itanagar Press Club (IPC), in a joint meeting today, unanimously condemned the assault
on a media person on duty during the Statehood day celebrations at Indira Gandhi
Taking strong exception to the stoic silence of the State Government, particularly
the authorities concerned, the Press fraternity expressed its strong resentment against
the repeated assault and attack on press persons, which despite several written complaints
boils down to no action. The concern is aggravated in view of the absence of repentance
and an apology from the authority involved. Therefore, the scribes are unanimous
that any such assault or attack on Press and Press persons in future, departments
(government or private), organizations, Unions and NGOs to which the assaulters or
attackers belongs to would be completely boycotted without warning. The extreme step
has been necessitated due to complete lack of concerns for the Press fraternity by
the persons involved in such incidents and their higher-ups.
Women benefited from 5-day health camp
ROING, Feb 27: Lower Dibang Valley District Health Society conducted a five-day free
Laparoscopic Sterilization (LS) camp at Anpum PHC under the Dambuk sub-division
in the district from Feb 21 to 25 last.
Overall 211 women were under gone LS operation here during the Health Camp.
Despite lack of power and inaccessibility a team of doctors and medical personnel
including surgeons from Pasighat general medical conducted the health camp with a
mission ‘Small and Healthy Family’, informed the DHS sources in its press release.
The team of the doctors included Dr.T Koyu Anesthesiologist, Dr. Ista Pulu Sr. Gynaecologist,
General Hospital, Roing and Dr. Dilip Dutta, Gynaecologist CHC Ruksin.
Earlier, the health camp was inaugurated in a simple ceremony by Lod Gambo ADC (Sadar).
While advising the villagers the small family, he urged them to avail the facilities
available at their door step.
Dr. M Basar DRCHO briefed about the objectives of the NRHM and highlighted various
health benefits under the mission for the larger interest of the hapless people of
such remote place.
Anita Payeng ZPM Dambuk also extended deep gratitude to the entire medical team for
organising LS camp in spite of communication bottleneck.
Spirit of Lossar
DIRANG, Feb 27: The Monpa New Year or ‘Lossar’ festival was celebrated here today
at the outdoor auditorium amidst traditional fervour and gaiety.
The chief patron and organizer of the event local MLA Phurpa Tsering called for imbibing
spirit of brotherhoodness and unity amongst all tribes residing here. West Kameng
district officials including additional deputy commissioners Rinchin Tashi, Nyabin
Ette, other officials and public turned out in large number to celebrate the New
Year. Cultural troupes from Tezpur, Tawang, Kalakthang and Dirang enthralled the
audience to the hilt. Several traditional competitive sports events including archery
and tug of war were conducted with attractive cash prizes on the occasion.
Nyokum Yullo celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The annual festival of the Nyishi community “Nyokum Yullo” was
celebrated at Nyapin with much fanfare, enthusiasm and religious fervor yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Parliamentary Secretary for Food and Civil
Supply Lokam Tassar suggested the people of the Palin area to find out a suitable
land for setting up of Degree College Nyapin and also suggested them to constitute
a committee for the purpose.
He assured to construct a prayer hall at Nyapin and urged the Tadar Tang Memorial
Foundation Society to work out the modalities.
Guest of Honour, Zilla Parisad Chairperson Pisa Gunia stressing the importance of
traditional costumes and dresses appealed the people to celebrate the festival wholeheartedly.
DC, Koloriang also appealed the people to preserve own culture and tradition.
At Dirang, Nyokum was celebrated with traditional fervor.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest MLA Phurpa Tsering appealed the people to
preserve its own rich cultural heritage and traditions.
Anchal Chairperson Budumba and Yeshi Tsewang attended the function as guest of honour
and special guest.
The three guests donated an amount of Rs. 90000 to the organizing committee.
At old Mengio, PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki and ZPM Nabam Bate attended the festival
as chief Guest and Guest of Honour.
Both Tuki and Bate particularly advised the young generation to take active part
in local festival celebration to revitalize it and also urged the people to preserve
own tradition and custom.
The festival was also celebrated in Pakke-Kessang (E/Kameng) with state cooperative
union chairman AP Kullo and APCC secretary Kamala Lingi & state VKV organizer Rupesh
Mathur as the chief guest and guests of honour.
Pointing out that culture is the true identity of a society, they called for protecting
and preserving the rich culture along with its values by involving the younger generation,
according to ZPM BC Tok.
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin and Parliamentary Secretary, Art and
Culture CC Singpho have consented to attend the Losar festival celebration as chief
guest and guest of honour at Thupten-Ga-Tseling Monastery, Itanagar on February 28.
Upgraded Govt Sec school inaugurated
ROING, Feb 27: Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey has inaugurated the Govt. Secondary School,
Mayu which is being up-graded from Middle School amidst the gathering of Panchayat
leaders, public, officers, VEC members, teachers and students.
Long-felt demand of the people was fulfilled with the up-gradation of Mayu School
to Secondary level, Umbrey said. As the things do not finish in upgrading the school
simply, the MLA called for coordinated efforts of the elected representatives including
Panchayat members, VEC members, public and teachers to make the school function well
and well equipped in all respect to cater to the need of the students.
Umbrey informed that a DPR for School auditorium has already been prepared and sent
for approval to the Govt. He also assured to provide fund for construction of a class
room, a separate office room for Head Master, 50 pairs of bench and desk and electrification
of the entire school building with a ceiling fan provision in every class through
MLALAD as demanded in a memorandum. It is also to mention here that the MLA has
already provided fund for construction of toilets in the school.
Tanyang Tatak, DDSE Roing has called upon the teachers to be sincere, punctual, dedicated
and devote their energy for the welfare of the students, quoting, “If the Engineers
commit mistake, it is cemented in the bricks. If Doctors commit mistake, it lies
in the Graveyard. But if teachers commit mistake, the whole nation suffers”.
He also requested the parents to share the responsibilities as 50 pc of the responsibility
of their children’s education lies with them in motivating and creating a congenial
environment for studies at home. He sought the support of the public particularly
the Village Education Committee (VEC) members in maintaining the school infrastructure.
Kuthundu Linggi, member VEC submitted a memorandum to the Chief Guest and Kanu Pulu,
Chairman VEC have presided over the meeting.
Among others, Chilliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson, Dature Miuli, Ex-Zilla Chairperson,
Namo Linggi, ZPM Roing, Rao Dele, ASM Chairperson Hunli-Desali Block, Abu Saring,
DAEO were present on the occasion. DIPRO
Arunachal to participate in AIKF Natl. C’Ship
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: A 15-member Karate team from Arunachal Pradesh including three
officials would represent the State at 23rd Senior AIKF National Championship beginning
at Chennai from March 26.
The players have been selected by Arunachal Karate Do Association selection committee
on the basis of the performance in the 15th state level karate do championship held
in November 2009.
Men: B Chettry, U Tarunchand, Yusenso Yun, Tagri Raju, Talum Moya Nikam, Tam Tapak,
Nobin Jamoh, Wangcha Lowang;
Women: H Yamum, Chunnu Sangno, Rei Yadi, Y Noshi.
Officials: Sensei Likha Tara (Tean Manager), Sensei S. Deben Sharma (Team Coach),
Sempai Charu Tatung (Asst. Coach).
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has extended his warm greetings
to the nation and the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
“Celebration of Holi reassures the people of the power of the truth and the ultimate
victory of good over evil. Holi also helps to bring the society together and strengthen
the secular fabric of our country”, the message added.
“May God spray colors of success, prosperity, peace and strengthen emotional bonds
between the people in this Holi’, Khandu wished.
ITANAGAR: The Apatani Career Guidance Forum (ACGF), Itanagar is organizing one-day
counselling programme on March 6 at Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun for APPSC preliminary
The program will be attended by experts from various fields, including, Robin Hibu,
first IPS officer and Millo Tago, first IFS officer from the state. The interested
candidates shall be acquainted with tips to face competitive examinations during
Dr. Lego takes over as DDHS
PASIGHAT: Senior Surgical Specialist Dr. Kabang Lego formally took over the charges
of DDHS (T&R) general hospital, Pasighat.
Meanwhile, Dr. Lego committed to give clean and transparent administration so that
life and liberties of the people are well secured.