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February  - 03


AAPSU meet PM over stapled visa issue

New Delhi, Feb 2: Members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Wednesday to discuss the matter of stapled visa being issued by China.

"We told the Prime Minister about the issue of stapled visa. We are Indians, then why are we being given stapled visas. So, we met the Prime Minister regarding this issue and said if we (Arunachal Pradesh) are being given stapled visa, then the Chinese people should also be given stapled visa," AAPSU President Takam Tatung told reporters after the meeting.

Tatung further noted that they have also asked Prime Minister to seal the borders with China, Myanmar, and Bhutan, as the boundaries are vulnerable to external forces, who may seek refuge in Arunachal Pradesh and other areas of northeastern India.

He said that the Prime Minister had promised to make necessary changes in the foreign policy.

"Prime Minister said that the government would make the necessary changes in the foreign policy. But we said that after the 1962 war, the Indian Government has not looked after Arunachal Pradesh and not made a proper policy and that is why China has made a lobby for us," said Tatung.

"We have a common border with China, Myanmar and Bhutan, so we have also asked them to seal the border security. When they have sealed the small boundary border with Bangladesh, then why haven't they sealed the border that Arunachal Pradesh shares with the other three countries," he added.

Takam Tatung also mentioned that they had sought from the Prime Minster a formula for speedy and proper implementation of development projects in the remote and isolated regions of Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier on January 13, India reacted strongly, saying that the issuing of stapled visas by China to athletes from Arunachal Pradesh is not acceptable.

"Issuing of stapled visa is not acceptable to the Government of India and we have already conveyed it to China," said Defence Minister A K Antony. It may be mentioned that Vishal Nabam, now advisor to state Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, had visited China on a month-long tourist visa in 2006. This clearly indicates that China has expanded its staple visa regime to Arunachal Pradesh.

Though Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Dr. Singh had discussed the complex relations between the two Asian giants at a time when both are "celebrating 60 years of diplomatic ties", the stapled visa issue did not figure in the official talks.

Chinese territorial claims over Arunachal Pradesh-a key component of the longstanding boundary dispute with India-had come in the way of bilateral interactions, in 2007 with China denying visa to senior IAS officer Ganesh Koyu, who was a member of 107 strong IAS officers" team on a management programme to China.

The study visit to Beijing and Shanghai, part of a programme to learn more about Chinese economic growth and policies, was cancelled because of Beijing"s refusal to grant visa to Koyu hailing from Arunachal Pradesh. The official trip was canceled at the intervention of Prime Minister.


Development has not reached the

grassroots: ABAVP

Itanagar, Feb 2: All India President of Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad (ABAVP) Somjibhai Damor, who is on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh to study the impact of government schemes on the tribals, felt that a lot remains to be done for bringing development to the grassroots. Talking to reporters here this morning, Damor said that the ABAVP would pursue with the government for proper implementation of various welfare schemes meant for the scheduled tribes in the entire country.

The Panchayati Raj is not given powers and finance as notified besides the rights of Adivasis over water, land and forests have been violated all over the country, he added.

After making a survey of different states in the Northeast, Damor rued that the BPL ration card is yet to reach the majority in some states, under which they are entitled to get 35 kg rice.

Emphasising the need to bring all Adivasis to the national mainstream, he pointed that the dam and highway projects have usurped most of the tribal land, leading to the rise of the Maoist insurgency.

''Adequate compensation and jobs should be made available to the displaced communities,'' he added.

The ABAVP president further informed that it would take up with the government to create a committee for looking into the interests of tribals of the North East.

''It is our responsibility to preserve and protect the indigenous tribal culture which is facing a threat due to influence of other alien culture,'' he pointed out. Damor also visited the Oju Welfare Association yesterday and highly appreciated the institution for working for the betterment of orphan and destitute women beside other social welfare activities.

The ABAVP is planning to hold a sammelan in Arunachal Pradesh to spread awareness about its activities in the rural areas.

The North East zonal president, ABAVP, Maria Mangte and General Secretary Dorhagra Mochahary, ex-MLA, president of Bodoland Adivasi Vikas Parishad, also accompanied him during the visit. UNI


Committee appeals for shelter

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Karsingsa Revival Church Welfare Committee (KRCWC), on behalf of the people affected by the eviction drive carried out by the district administration, has appealed to the State Government to provide shelter to those affected families immediately.

According to a release by the Church Committee, those families, who have been rendered homeless after the eviction drive, have been spending sleepless night under the open sky since their dwelling houses were either grounded or damaged during the eviction drive. Describing the eviction drive illegal, the committee alleged that the district authority did not circulate any prior notice to all the residents regarding the eviction drive. Whoever received such notice from the authority also alleged that the eviction drive has been carried out before expiry of the given time. Further, there should be a demarcation between Govt. and private land, it said. The Church Committee appealed to various NGOs, senior citizens and social leaders to support the cause and help for immediate rehabilitation of the affected families.


Parents demand reopening of VKV Jairampur

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The parents of VKV Jairampur have demanded the authority concerned for immediate re-opening of the school for the sake of the students.

The parents of the school, who met yesterday and demanded replacement of the present school Principal, unanimously resolved that ADC Jairampur may be requested to look after the school administration till the situation is normalized.

"No case should be registered against any individual student or group for causing damage to the school property out of emotional outburst. In any case, there should not be any harassment from school as well as police in the guise of investigation," the meeting resolved.

"A sense of fear psychosis has already been created among junior students up to class V and they are now reluctant to go back to their respective hostel fearing police harassment and any kind of reprimand from teachers and management," the meeting observed.  The school management should immediately recall all the boarders and extra tuition/coaching classes should be given to the students of class X, particularly in science subject," the meeting resolved. It also demanded the school management to undertake repairing and maintenance works at the earliest for smooth functioning of the school, it added.


GCC scholarship award

ITANAGAR, Feb 02: Garden City College (GCC) under the aegis of Garden City Group of institutions Chairman Dr. VG Joseph and honorary consul of the Republic of Maldives in Bangalore will distribute educational scholarships worth Rs. 62 Lakhs to meritorious students at Banquet Hall, Itanagar on February 4. The programme will be attended by Education Minister Bosiram Siram, MLA Techo Kaso, Director Higher and Technical Education Joram Begi.

The first three toppers Duru Monya (Science stream)of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Naharlagun, Moromi Hazarika (Arts) of Dying Ering Memorial Government Higher Secondary School, Pasighat and Mibom Moyong (Commerce) of IGJ, Government Higher Secondary School, Pasighat will get cash prizes of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.

Besides this, 115 students will be awarded with scholarship for pursuing their studies in New-age career programme. This scholarship is given in three categories based on their grade, A-Rs. 80,000, B- Rs. 60,000 and C- Rs. 40,000.

Earlier, the talent search test was conducted in Arunachal Pradesh by GCC as part of GCC-Indo-American Higher Learning Foundation scholarship from January 13 to27 last.


Donggin festival

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Adi Bori Community of Capital Complex today celebrated Donggin festival with at Narba Colony, Itanagar.

Speaking on the occasion, Tai Paming urged the younger generation of the community to promote the Donggin festival and also appealed all to join such celebration without any discrimination based on religious ground as religion is a matter of faith and festival is for communal harmony and preservation of traditional culture and customs. Besides Ponung, other cultural programme and literary events were also conducted on the occasion.


Road Safety awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Road Safety Cell, PHQ, Itanagar under the guidance of SP Traffic Apang Tamut, Inspector KVG Pillai, ASI AU Ansari, L/ASI J Loya, Constable Sorang Take and Md. Sarfuddin conducted road safety awareness programme at Gyan Ganga Vidhyapeeth Higher Secondary School, Chandranagar today.

The team advised the participants to wear helmet while driving two-wheeler and obey traffic rules and also urged the participants to convey the message to general public and friends. Later, through a power point presentation, the team highlighted safety tips on how to cross road, how to walk on road, how to board and travel in vehicles, road signs and also analysis on road accident statistics of Arunachal Pradesh.

Besides these they also demonstrated Hand signal and distributed pamphlets and other awareness items during the progaramme.

Altogether, 400 students and 25 teaching staff of the school attended the programme.

The principal of the institution lauded the PHQ team for conducting awareness camp.


First Lady calls for equal rights for women

Hellene for women and child in distress

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: “An ideal society can be realized only if women have equal rights and positions to their male counterparts. For this, we need to improve the quality of life of our women. The best way to do that is to provide them better education and training,” stated State’s First Lady, Anupama Singh, the Chairperson of MWS, while inaugurating the month-long Skill Development Programmes on Computer Literacy and Spoken English at the IGNOU Regional Center, Naharlagun today. The Courses are being conducted by the Muskan Welfare Society in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Expressing gratitude to IGNOU, especially the Regional Director Dr S J Neethirajan for collaborating with  MWS, she hoped that the initiative will be a result oriented one and the trainees will avail maximum benefit out of it. Conducting these courses, she added, we aim to instill confidence amongst the women, girl child, youth and also all others from weaker section of the society, who did not get equal opportunity to excel. Extending her appreciation to all those who had helped the MWS, the Chairperson said, “we are very happy that many people came forward and gave us encouragement, especially our Patron in Chief, His Excellency, General JJ Singh, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Dorjee Khandu ji.”

Speaking on the occasion MWS Secretary, Mamata Riba Naksang gave an overview of the initiatives of the MWS. She said that with an objective to work for upliftment of the women, children, youth, disabled and weaker sections of the society, Muskan Welfare Society was formed in 2008.

Right from distribution of warm clothing to financial assistance the needy, MWS has its role in setting up of the only Toy Train in the State, Cleanliness drives, Promotion of eco tourism by organizing hiking, Plantation programmes, Breast Cancer awareness camp, Sending of life saving medicine for people of Anini, Blood Donation Camps, Heart surgeries and Revival of Tangkha painting and handmade paper making.

The IGNOU Regional Director, Dr S J Neethirajan said that in the society everyone is not getting equal opportunity to acquire skill, but IGNOU and Muskan Welfare Society are venturing to do justice for some of them. The disabled and disadvantage group can be strengthened by enhancing skills, he added.

Royal International School, Principal J Henry David, who is one of the resource persons for the Spoken English course highlighted the importance of English in today’s world. IGNOU Coordinator SN Sharma gave the vote of thanks. Students of the Royal International School, Naharlagun presented a cultural programme in the inaugural session.

It may be mentioned here that no fee is being charged from applicants for the month-long courses, rather a stipend of Rs. 50.00 (Rupees Fifty) would be given to each participant enrolled in each Course for every working day.

 To mark this day, the Muskan Welfare Society launched its helpline number (09856057579) for ‘women and children in distress’, which will be activated within few days. The service initially will remain active from 10 am to 4 pm every day, till it is made active round the clock.


Parasailing at Roing

ROING, Feb 2: For the first time, Parasailing also known as Parascending, an adventure sport and a fun ride activity was organized by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department at General Play Ground here yesterday. Dr R K Meite, incharge State Adventure Cell along with Tine Mena, upcoming mountaineering from the district supervised the event.

Many young boys and girls from different schools enthusiastically participated in the event. In the event, the riders were tied in a specially designed parachutes through a tow rope behind the four wheeler vehicle and when the vehicle moves, the riders are towed in air above 30-40 feet high depending on length of the rope.

It is felt that this sport can be enjoyed fully in longer flat fields/grounds above 400 meters long or so.

Laeta Umbrey, MLA Roing, Y W Ringu, DC Roing, D K Dinglow, Director Sports & Youth Affairs, Maipak Singh, SP Roing among others has witnessed the riding. (DIPRO)


Air Vice Marshall visits OWA

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Air Vice Marshall SK Karmakar along with team of officers from Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Indian Navy and officials from French Air Force, Royal Saudi Land Forces and Bangladesh Army yesterday visited Oju Welfare Association (OWA) premises at Naharlagun yesterday and witnessed various activities of the NGO. The team visited the training cum production centre in weaving, cane and bamboo products production centre, emporium and vocational training centre and highly praised the activities being done by the institution. He presented a souvenir as a token of appreciation for her outstanding contributions in the field of social welfare and development, an OWA release said.

OWA chairperson Binny Yanga highlighted the aims and objectives of the institution while its project officer N Gohain briefed about various activities of OWA.


Capacity building training for paramedical staff

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Three days capacity building workshop was organized by Karuna Trust for medical and paramedical staff from 28th to 30th of January in the conference Hall of RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar.

45 staff from 9 PHCs including Medical Officers, GNM, ANM, Health Assistant and Program Supervisors attended the workshop.

The Secretary of RK Mission Hospital, Swami Viswashmananda   Maharaj who inaugurated the workshop in his inaugural speech appealed the participants to continue their best services to the rural people of Arunachal Pradesh with new enthusiasm and spirit in the coming days.  

He appealed them to perform their duties with sincerity and devotion.  

Social worker and advisory board member of Karuna Trust, Higio Aruni    also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the staff for their enthusiasm and spirit to serve in the difficult and remotest areas in Arunachal.

The aim of the workshop was to review the PHC services including clinical and outreach services. In the beginning of the day SR Goswami of Karuna Trus, presented a power point presentation on the journey of Karuna Trust in India in general and in Arunachal in particular. Medical Officer I/c from PHC Sangram Dr Manoj Baruah conducted a session on the Role of ANM s as the facilitator of ASHAs. He highlighted the important skills such as Communication, Coordination, Negotiation, Decision making, Leadership Development & community mobilization for the better involvement of ASHAs in the health services.The participants also presented 3 Street play projecting the skills.

On the 2nd day of the training Dr K Nishing, Additional Director, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh and also the Founder of   Jhil takking society conducted a session on the Role of ANMs in malaria control.

Dr KK Deb from State Blindness control society presented on Primary Eye Care and Vision Centre, Dr Jampa State Epidemiologist on Integrated Disease Surveillance Project and  Dr PJ Sarmah, State Facilitator NRHM on Village Health Action Plan were the other resource persons.

 Zonal Coordinator  of Karuna Trust Anup Sarmah presented a session on  Bio Medical Waste management in  Karuna Trust managed PHCs .

The Program Supervisors Rabin Prasad, Mintu Gogoi and Radha Bagang conducted the review of the performance of the PHCs.


Misappropriation of fund alleged

ITANAGAR, Feb 2:  The Chandranagar Welfare Committee (CWC) has alleged misappropriation of SPA funds granted under Renovation Protection System (RPS) of Chandranagar 33/11 KV sub-station, Itanagar.

In a letter to the power secretary, the CWC alleged that executive engineer (E) Tana Kaya Tara and junior engineer (Power House, Chandranagar) Loa Tagang misappropriated an amount of Rs 60 lakh under the SPA scheme sanctioned vide No. MO-PD(P)-26/2009/A Sl.No 134 dated March 31. It demanded immediate suspension of both the engineers for their alleged involvement in misappropriation of fund. The work was not done as per DPR rule in 2009-10, the letter said.

The letter further claimed that department concerned failed to produce work order agreement copy of contractor, bill vouchers, MB no. and cheque leaf. The committee further alleged Tagang of closing the approach road leading to Senki Colony under the direction of executive engineer (E) Capital Division without obtaining prior order from the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner and without informing the residents.  Er. Tara had also carried out the work himself without obtaining approval from the Capital district administration, the committee further said.


First Phase training on Population Census concludes

PASIGHAT, Jan 2: A three day long Charge level training programs for enumerators were completed on Jan 31last.  The programme was conducted in various places covering all the administrative centers of East Siang district to ensure smooth conduct of Population Census 2011.

The official sources informed the Phase II Census would be conducted between Feb 9-28 with a revision from March 1-6 next.

In his message, the DC-cum- Principal Census Officer Onit Panyang stated that the Census process includes visiting each and every house to collect the information about the people living in that house therefore citizens must extend full cooperation to the enumerators providing accurate information. Panyang also advised the Enumerators to take special care and to make sure that all citizens are enlisted properly for better future of the nation.

The ADC and DSO (Stat) are looking after the entire process as District Census Officer and Addl. Census Officer.

Dr. T Perme, Dr. S Prusti, Dr. N Tari from JNC, B Singh from IGJHSS and NC Majumdar from Census headquarter, Shillong imparted the training as resource persons. (DIPRO)


AIPU’s mega literary event ends

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The mega literary event of the Arunachal Indigenous Peoples Union (AIPU) concluded with celebration of its foundation day at Vivekananda Hall, here today. This was followed by performance of traditional dance.

Kurung Kumey Zilla chairperson Pisa Gonia, Nyapin ZPM Tadar Ado, Tai Yapang (Bamang), Sangram ZPM and ACR chairman Bamang Tago were the chief guest, guests of honour and special invitee respectively.

In his address Tago  highlighting the  United Nations declaration on rights of indigenous people, encouraged the youth of the state save and protect own ethnicity. The chief guest Pisa Gonia,  also called upon one and all shoulder responsibility to protect  the rich culture and tradition. He especially exhorted the young generation to preserve their own identity.

Chief guest and guests of honour  distributed prizes to the winners of mega literary event and  released a research paper prepared by the Union  on the basis of United Nation’s declaration on rights of indigenous people.

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A callous letter

Dear Editor,

This is in response to one Angel Tamut letter ‘Governed by Political Opportunity’ published on Jan 31 questioning Tabin Taki for quitting NCP and joining BJP.

I being a concerned citizen of 35th Panging constituency nullify such callous writing under the pressure of some vested leaders because of their political insecurity. Why the writer did not give his or her real name?

The writer is true that in our country switching of political allegiance by cheap political leaders has become a routine affair but where was the writer when the leaders of same constituency have merged to INC from BJP for gaining milestones. Wasn’t that a political indiscipline? Why not the political observer of Panging Boleng commented then? Was the illusionary observer hibernating those days? I shall term it as a callous act with an immature understanding about Panging-Boleng.

May I have the honour to ask the capricious political observer of Panging Boleng to please find out a single political figure having a clean career.  

We appreciate the steps taken by Taki.

While nullifying the statement I also say that Taki is not governed by political opportunity but the writer is guided by a vested interest.

Though the writer has given pigmentation on Tabin Taki’s political image, I take it positively crediting that stones and pellets are only thrown on the fruitful tree.

His step is in one way a dawn lit to a new season of progress. Taki is not a decaying figure but a moon blooming from crescent to full. Almighty will bless him in his endeavors.


Khabang Tapok

Anchal Samity Member




Recognition will encourage them

Dear Editor,

Although it is quite late, the State Government has finally recognized the contributions of Nada Hailang, Police Inspector, APP and Taro Chatung, Chairman, Taro Ope Foundation, by conferring both of them with silver medal and commendation certificates in recognition of their commendable services in their respective fields during the 62nd R-day celebration. Both Hailang and Chatung hail from Hija village of Lower Subansiri district.

We the people of Hija village are proud of them for their achievement and bringing laurels to the village by winning state awards.

I am in close association with both the awardees since their childhood. They have a rich tradition of discipline and dedication towards their duties and their recognition will certainly encourage them to work with more dedication for the welfare of the people of the state as whole.

Nida Hailang is a dedicated and committed Police officer who has shown his courage and professionalism in policing while rendering selfless service to the State Police force.

Chatung needs no introduction. He had earned name and fame when he was the producer and anchor of “News and Views.” His style of articulating the facts and figure of the affairs of the state at that point of time is still fresh in the minds of every viewer. He is a valued colleague whose initiative as producer of “News and Views” left a lasting impact on the people of Arunachal Pradesh. He is currently Chairman of Taro Ope Foundation, an NGO working for the poor and disadvantaged sections of the society. It is this NGO, which sponsored mountaineer Tapi Mra for the Everest summit.

We hope that both of them will maintain their spirit and tempo and bring more laurels to Hija village in particular and the people of our state in general in the days to come.


Kago Habung

General Secretary,

Hija Officers Welfare Society,

Hg. Itanagar.



Provided its not political gimmick

Dear Editor,

After considerably a protracted slumber State Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP, Aunachal Pradesh) resolve to fight corruption by launching statewide anti-corruption rallies from February 2011. It should have been a decision taken much earlier, though, the stir is an encouraging and welcoming development and serves as a breather for the Aam Janata caught in the roller coaster ride of scam after scam without a break. Following the party's proclamation to annihilate the hydra headed monster called 'corruption' one just has to wait and watch how BJP, for Shinning India, use the fire powers in the party's arsenal effectively with pragmatic strategies to take on with the might of the ruling Congress as most of those entangled in the corruption mess are sheltered by people in the helm of the state's affair.

Some early cases of corruption, for instance, the misappropriation scandal of education department, Pasighat, East Siang during the year 1994,involving Rs 87,85,314/ which will exceed several crores at present value has been mummified and yet to see the light of the day even, almost, after 17 years, not to mention the more recent glaring scams, due to hush-hush affairs and lax Congress ruled state government's outlook. BJP seem to be the only party, contemporarily, well equipped and determined to dive deep into the unfathomable dark depth of this mire and unearth innumerable unexposed prevalent or deceitfully dismissed to oblivion corrupt dealings and scams. Deprived Aam Janata look forward to the movement of the main opposition with high expectation and are fully prepared to tender possible cooperation if this is simply not a gimmick to grasp some political mileage and an effort to make the withering party's presence felt.


(on email)


Some questions for RGU

Dear Editor,

I am here to express my confusion created by the RGU authority regarding the advertisement of JE (Electrical) post on your last edition (dated 2/02/2011). The same kind of interview has already been conducted by RGU few months ago for JE (Civil) and JE (Electrical). Now I would like to ask RGU authority that why they are advertising again for the same post whereas there were number of candidates who faced the interview there and then.

It is heard that all the posts were reserved for the Doimukh area as being the land donor and the virtue of RGU being located there. If it is true, then it should have been mentioned clearly in advertisement that PRC of Doimukh as mandatory from appearing candidate to avoid unnecessary harassment caused to the other aspirant youths. Such practice from the highest form of temple of learning was not expected and it is very unfortunate for Arunachal as a whole. Issue seems be small but it reflect the integrity and administrational functioning of the institution.

Further, the trend of claims by land donors on the institutions or organizations in the form of both developmental works and job reservation from generations to generations is indeed unfair, illogical and should be discouraged by all. Since the establishment of such institution itself is beneficial for local area for socio economic development. So they should not ask for extra, which deprives other deserving youths of the state.

I appeal to the Govt. to locate the places for upcoming institutions where such interference does not occur. They are now become headache for many institution and best examples are NERIST and RGU who makes headlines for many such cases, even after being central Institution.  


Aspiring Candidate,

(on email)



Do need for sensationalism

Dear Editor,

This has a reference to one Dr. Kapang Ering's letter dated January 31,.

It is very surprising that attempt to create a new district is sensationalized by some people. Creation of a district is an usual administrative matter. In the case of Lower Siang; the expediency is beyond doubt and needs no elaboration. So, giving it a narrow colour is very unfortunate. People of the two foothill Assembly constituencies have been facing untold misery.

A senior Govt. Officer should cultivate and promote the broad ideals of brotherhood and harmonious existence of the masses. More so, a Medical Doctor is supposed to be a world-class citizen. But, the content of Dr. Ering’s letter does not reflect it.

Dr. Ering has reacted as if some foreign power or other state is out to invade or take away the tribal land.

Creating new district(s) will, in no way, deprive anyone of his rights. It is a minor reorganization of administrative jurisdiction within the same state within the framework of the Indian Constitution. There is no need to sensationalize the issue.

Yours ,

A Common Man,

(on email)



Kudos for sports meet

Dear Editor,

I laud the Directorate of School Education for conducting a First ever State Level School Games.

It is a nice platform to expose hidden talents in Sports and Games of School children, besides students of various districts can also interact and express their idea in such meet.

The sport authority should provide more infrastructures for smooth conduct of State Level School Games meet.


Koj Kapa,

(on email)





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News Impact

Education tour

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) completed the education tour cum awareness campaign with its last hold at Govt. Middle School Keak. The tour kick started on Jan 19 from Govt. Hr. Sec. School Tirbin and then to Yomcha, Liromoba, Darak, Kamba and Keak respectively.

In the tour, speeches and presentation were done regarding health and hygiene, discipline and study related talks.

The resource persons included Union President Binya Ronya and other student leaders.

In most schools, school infrastructure and posting of adequate human resource were the demands.  


HHC awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Helping Hand Club, Naharlagun has organized an awareness camp on health and hygiene, Maternity and Children, Education and empowerment of women at Niorch village under Naharlagun circle from January 31 to February 2.

The programme was sponsored by Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board, Naharlagun and Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi. Meanwhile, the SGHs and general public who attended the programme appreciated the club and urged them to organize more such programme in near future.



ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Dana Tadu has been appointed as vice president of All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour Union (AAPGDLU) West Zone.


Foundation day

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: All Sagalee Students’ Union celebrated its XXII foundation day at Sagalee recently. Speaking on the occasion, Its President Gollo Lento highlighted the achievements, role and responsibility of the union.

Further taking serious note over the defunct science stream of government higher secondary school, Sagalee he urged the concerned authority and the public leaders of the area to initiate immediate steps to renovate the function of science stream and also appealed for setting up of commerce stream at GHS, Sagalee.

Earlier, the programme was begins with a mass procession, which was participated by students various schools and colleges.



ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Nong Modi and Kolni Modi have been selected as president and general secretary of All Millang Students Association.



ITANAGAR,  Feb 2: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh condoled the death of Lima Borang. He died  due to old-age related illness on Jan 29. Late Borang participated in the  2nd World War as porter and cook and fought 1962 was valiantly while others were fleeing the Chinese assaults in the Turing area.

The Society termed his death as a loss of a patriotic son of the land.


MLA clarifies

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: With reference to the news item published in this daily on Feb 1 where it was said that ‘request has been made to grant Rs 10 crore as corpus fund for construction of school building”, MLA Karya Bagang clarified today that “fund is not meant for construction of building but it is one time grant which will cover the expenditure for payment to the teachers, staff, maintenance and other management purpose”.


IFCSAP to felicitate Dai

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The newly formed executive body of the Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) in its first meeting held on Jan 29 under its new president Y D Thongchi  decided to felicitate Padmashree awardee Mamang Dai on a suitable date. However, the date will be fixed later.

Selection of Dai for the prestigious national award in the field of literature is a rare distinction for the state, especially when the literary activities in the state is in its nascent stage, said IFCSAP president Thongchi. He further said “by brining laurel for the state with such prestigious award, Dai have shown an example to the budding writers of our state that we can also become nationally and internationally acclaim writer and give our state glory and fame”.


Awareness prog on illegal hunting, fishing

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA) in collaboration with its Lower Subansiri  district unit  will organize a tree plantation  and awareness  programme on illegal hunting, fishing and tree felling at Yazali higher secondary school on Feb 5.

Yachuli MLA Likha Saaya and Lower Subansiri DC Nila Mohanan would attend the programme as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

The main motto of the programme is to bring awareness about the need to save environment and fight against global warming.


RGU foundation day

ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University is celebrating its 28th foundation day on 4th February.

Prof Udayon Misra, former professor and head of the department of English, Dibrugarh University, will deliver foundation day lecture on the topic Universities as instruments of social change.


Results declared

ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University has declared the results of MSc Mathematics, Zoology I&III Semester and Botany I Semester examinations held in December last.



ITANAGAR: Chief secretary Tabom Bam has consented to be the chief guest of the Nyokum Yullow celebration at Sango village in Kurung Kumey district on February 26, informed celebration committee general secretary Kipa Simi in a release today.


Saaya reaches interior villages

ITANAGAR: Yachuli MLA Likha Saaya conducted a two-day tour to the interior Lichhlit, Komp, Tabi, Delipeji and Kuchkut to acquaint himself  with the  development needs under Kuchkut panchayat in his constituency  on Jan 30 and 31.

He also inaugurated the newly established Govt Primary school, Komp and Delipeji during his visit. While responding to a memorandum in a meeting held at Kuchkut on Jan 31, Saaya assured to give top priority to the construction of road in the area.  Observing the fertile land of the area, the MLA also appealed the villagers to take up horticulture and agriculture as a profit making venture and assured road connectivity to the area for smooth marketing of the horti-agri produces. Later, Saaya distributed blankets to the aged and needy people.