ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Multi Media Campaign (MMC) with the theme, “Live Another Day,
Journey Against AIDS” continuing its journey reached Roing town to educate youth
The death metal band ‘Alien Gods’ with large number of fan following among the youth
yesterday evening made Roing audience dance to the tune of its rocking numbers at
Roing General Ground. At the same time the lead vocalist of Alien Gods, Olik Boko,
appeal youths to stay away from drugs and HIV while urging them not to discriminate
people living with HIV. Carnal Sins, another death metal band who is also the goodwill
ambassador of APSACS enthralled the Roing audience consisting of hundreds of youth
while appealing them to stay safe from HIV.
W. Tikhak, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley, while attending
the programme appealed to the youths to be sincere towards their studies and avoid
unwanted activities which may put them at risk. He also stressed on the need for
creating awareness in order to prevent the further spread of HIV.
Tashor Pali, deputy director (IEC), APSACS, during the course of rock concert while
educating the youth on the routes of HIV transmission and its prevention asked the
youth to come forwards and donate blood voluntarily. “You need not be a film star
to become a hero. You can be a hero by donating blood voluntarily to a needy person
and save a precious live. Voluntary blood donors are the real life heroes. They save
live of someone who is in need of blood,” said Pali.
Ongtang Thamphang, deputy director (IEC), Family Welfare sensitised the audience
regarding weekly iron and folic acid supplementation.
He appealed youth specially aged between 10-19 years to take IFA tablet to keep their
mind and body healthy. He also appealed the parents to encourage their children to
take IFA tablets. IFA is not a medicine but it is iron supplement which is necessary
for human body, he said.
NRHM, Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with APSACS this time is promoting ‘Solid
Bano India Campaign’ where Weekly Iron Folic Acid supplementary for adolescence shall
be given in the schools for youth aged between 10-19 years. DMO in charge, Roing,
Dr. M.C Gogoi also spoke on the occasion.
Two local rock bands, The Chaos and The Iconic Creator also enthralled the Rock fans
of Roing by its rocking numbers.
Fire guts down 8 houses
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: In a devastating fire mishap that occurred at Puak Gumin yesterday
midnight eight MIBT dwelling houses belonging to Bindo Lollen, Meto Lomi, Kakor Loyi,
Tamu Zerang, Takir Gara, Liyi Ngomdir, Tomar Loyi and Jumli Ori were gutted down.
Also one RCC Building suffered heavy damage while seven other dwelling houses were
partially damaged. Seventeen families including one tenant have been affected by
the fire accident. The cause of fire has been attributed to bursting of LPG cylinders.
The West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete and Superintendent of Police rushed
to the spot at midnight to take stock of the situation. The District Administration
has provided immediate relief of Rs. 4000 to those whose house has been completely
damaged and Rs. 2000 to partially damaged fire victims. The District Administration
has also constituted a standing board to finalize detail assessment report. No casualty
has been reported so far but properties running into crores are said to be damaged
in the accident. Help and Assistances with cash and kind from Well wishers from Aalo
Township are also pouring in. (DIPRO)
‘Govt planning to revive industry dept’
DAMBUK, Feb 13: The state Govt is planning to revive the industry department in
the state and also launching the Chief Minister’s Gram Loins Loom Scheme soon under
which free weaving materials will be provided to the beneficiaries in order to encourage
the people to take up such self-employed activities, said Industries, Handlooms and
Handicrafts Minister Tapang Taloh while inaugurating the office building of Extension
Officer of Industry at Dambuk today.
The Minister also inaugurated the Bee- Keeping Refresher Programme cum Awareness
Camp under Prime Minister Employment Guarantee Programme (PMEGP) at School Auditorium,
Efforts are being made to ensure that development reaches the downtrodden, rural
and remote areas, the minister said while exhorting the educated unemployed youths
to take up self-employed enterprise like Bee Keeping, handlooms and handicrafts
and other small scale industries which will provide long term and permanent benefit
Criticizing the rampant Govt land encroachment by private parties in the state, he
called upon the Govt officers to stand firm and not to compromise with the land encroachers.
The minister further informed that the department of Industry sent 100 trainees to
attend one year skill development course at Industrial Training Institute at Noida
last year and all of them got employed in various parts of the country after completion
of their course. The department is further planning to send 200 more trainees for
the same course. He asked the local leaders to submit the names of those candidates
at the earliest to the Deputy Director of Industries.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the Anchal Chairperson Tuppik Saring regarding
fund provision for renovation of school auditorium and security fencing around it,
he assured to take up the matter with the concerned minister and the chief minister
of the state.
Bado Singhi, Vice- Chairman Khadi & Village Industry Board highlighted the schemes
under the Industry and Textiles and Handicrafts department.
Makbul Pertin, Industry Commissioner in his key note address exhorted the villagers
and trainees present to avail full benefits of the bee-keeping refresher training
programme cum awareness camp on PMEGP.
S Tabin, Joint Director of Industry highlighted the National Food Processing Mission
and National Skill Development Mission and S Dev, CEO (KVIB) highlighted on Bee-Keeping
Industry and PMEGP Workshop. Roding Pertin, Ex-Minister, T Saring, Dambuk Anchal
Chairperson and Atul Tayeng, SDO Dambuk also spoke on the occasion.
The Minister distributed 50 Bee Box/Hives, Gloves and Veils and handed over 5 Honey
Extractor to the EO (Industry). Altogether 50 trainees attended the training programme.
Later, the minister visited the Sericulture Farm and the Craft Centre at Dambuk.
The Minister asked the ADTH Roing to maintain the Sericulture Farm properly and also
to enhance revenue generation from the Craft Centre. To the much delight of the Craft
Centre trainees, he informed that the govt. is planning to raise the training allowance
from Rs 550 to Rs 2500 per month by next financial year. DIPRO
Ali A:ye Ligang celebrated at Silley-Oyan
RUKSIN, Feb 13: Ali A:ye Ligang, the main festival of the Mishings of Arunachal and
Assam was celebrated with traditional gaiety today.
Ali-Aye Ligang was celebrated by Mishings at Kemi, Oyan, Oiramghat, Jelom and Adi
Leku villages located at Assam-Arunachal border here.
The celebration began with hoisting of festival flag followed by traditional rituals
and Gurag dance. Mishing people including youths with their traditional attires danced
to the tune of "Oi nitom" and drum beats (Dumdum-lupi).
Attending the day-long Ali A:ye Ligang celebration at Kemi, the Circle Officer of
Silley-Oyan Ayeng Perme urged the Mishing people preserve their age-old cultures
to preserve their ethnic identity. Saying that the Adis and Mishings are similar
in terms of dialect, culture and traditional customs, Perme urged the people to maintain
peaceful coexistence with a sense of unity and brotherhood.
In response of a plea to develop road communication along Assam-Arunachal boundary
at Kemi-Oiramghat portion, the CO assured to move the elected leaders of the area
for taking up the issue with the state government. He suggested the youths to shoulder
the responsibility in preserving their rich traditional cultures and also urged them
to give up detrimental practices such as alcohol intake and drug abuse.
At Oyan, Ali A:ye Ligang was celebrated at Babu Oiram Bori Dirbi Lotta with traditional
fervor. The villagers paid homage to late Oiram Bori, a selfless social worker who
was instrumental in promoting Mishing art and culture at the eve of the occasion.
The executive Engineer of power department (Upper Siang) Tatung Jamoh and many others
graced the day-long occasion.
Report of Ali A:ye Lignag celebration has come from Namsing- Gadum in East Siang
and parts of Lower Dibang Valley besides Jonai subdivision in Dhemaji district of
Police nabs two in Namsing murder case
PASIGHAT, Feb 13: In a shocking incident four members of a family were found murdered
at Namsing village under Mebo Sub-Division on Feb 11 last. Police registered a case
and started investigation to unearth the motive behind the murder case.
Till the filing of this report, police has apprehended two persons in the matter.
Police sources have informed that apparently the motive behind the murder is personal
enmity, however, the investigations are on considering all possible angles.
It is understood that the postmortem of the bodies have been conducted and apart
from the neck injuries there are no signs of other injuries on the bodies including
the female one.
The Police and District Administration have appealed all to maintain peace and tranquility
for which the bordering administration and police authorities are in constant touch.
Siram for conducive atmosphere to attract tourists
PASIGHAT, Feb 13: Campaign clean India-Arunachal was launched at Komlighat, Pasighat
today by Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with East Siang Deputy Commissioner
R K Mishra, officers, public leaders, staff and students of Paglek Upper Primary
Appreciating the people for the cleanliness drive, Siram said that pristine beauty
and serenity of the area should be preserved. The environment should be made clean
and hygienic so that flow of tourist increases. Aforestation has to be taken up in
a large scale.
Mighty river Siang which is a source of livelihood for the locals can be developed
for adventure tourism like white-water rafting. It should be made a most sought after
Tourism has great capacity to create large scale employment of diverse kind from
the most specialize to the unskilled and it is source of generating massive productive
employment opportunities, said Siram.
Waste garbage bags were distributed to the Taxi drivers and pledge to implement ‘Plastic-Free
Zone’ was administered by the minister on the occasion.
RK Mishra while lauding the children and the locals appealed all to inculcate the
habit of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. The reputation of the place and the
sanctity of Siang river should be such that large number of tourists are lured to
the place. He also informed that all necessary helps and supports will be provided
by the government for developing tourism in a large scale.
The DTO Augusti Jamoh while welcoming all briefed about initiatives taken up by
the government for development of tourism. DIPRO
AAPSU condemns gang rape, demands arrest of culprits
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has condemned the
gang rape of a minor school girl allegedly by a group of Chakma refugee youths at
Chownkham, Lohit district on February 10 last.
AAPSU appealed to the authority concern to immediately arrest the culprits involved
in shameful act and award them exemplary punishment as per the law.
It also demanded the state government to restore the deteriorating law and order
situation. AAPSU further demanded the state government to confine the refugees in
their respective designated block areas at the earliest. Repeated involvement of
refugees in criminal activities indicates that state government is not dealing with
the vexed issue seriously despite repeated appeal, it said.
AAPSU also condemned the kidnapping of principal of government higher secondary school
Mahadhevpur. It demanded the authority to arrest the culprits involved in the kidnapping
of school principal and award them severe punishment.
It also informed that AAPSU team would visit the incident spot and all refugee affected
Fire safety norms a must: Byaling Correspondent
DAPORIJO, Feb 13: Power and Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling today called upon
the people of Daporijo township to strictly follow the fire safety rules while constructing
dwelling houses at colony. Byaling was addressing a mass awareness campaign on fire
safety organized by the Tagin Cultural Society after the tragic fire mishap which
claimed three precious lives at Singin colony recently. The awareness campaign was
attended, among others by all the heads of department, panchayat leaders, fire victims
and general public.
Most of the residents of Daporijo are not aware of fire safety measures, Byaling
said. He said that carelessness and indiscipline are the two main reasons for frequent
occurrence of fire accidents in the township. The minister, however, advised the
common people to maintain proper drainage and construct their dwelling houses in
a planned way so that fire tender move freely in case of fire accident and not to
encroach land on congested area. He also urged the people to cooperate the fire
service authorities in time of needs.
The minister further asked the district administration to find out the cause of
frequent fire accident and to nab the miscreants who are creating nuisance particularly
during night hours. Byaling also lauded the TCS for its role in providing immediate
relief assistance to the fire victims.
Executive Engineer PWD, Tania Raji appealed the denizens to extend all possible
help to fire victims and fire personnel during the fire accident. He also urged
them to maintain proper road in the colony so that fire tender can easily reach the
spot in case of fire mishap.
Expressing concern over the frequent fire mishap in this township, DUDA Dy Director,
Halli Welly asked the general people to analyse of cause of such fire mishap.
Almost all the speakers emphasized on precautionary measures to be taken for fire
Blood flows at NIT Yupia courtesy Blood Bank team of ASH
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Blood Bank, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun as part of
the 3 Days Induction Training Progamme on Standard Operating Procedure for Blood
Bank staffs conducted a Blood Donation Camp at National Institute of Technology,
Yupia in association with NSS and NCC cell of the institute under the aegis of Arunachal
Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun for practical and field visit for
A brief inaugural cum donor motivation session was arranged to sensitize the donors
on the voluntary blood donation. In his speech Prof. (Dr).C T Bhunia, Director, NIT,
Yupia humbly mentioned that this is the second time that NIT, Yupia has participated
in blood donation camp and spoke on the logo adopted by the institution which consists
of four pillars and one signifying service to the society which is synonymous to
a Voluntary Blood Donation. Prof Bhunia added that saving someone’s life is a noble
cause and further advocated for conducting of regular Voluntary Blood Donation Camps
to NSS/NCC cell, NIT, Yupia and appealed to the rest of the other civil societies
to shoulder their social responsibility and come forward to organise such blood donation
Dr. N. Budh, Dy. Director (Blood Safety), APSACS gave a power point presentation
on importance of voluntary blood donation to the expectant donors of NIT students
and faculty members. Annually our state on the basis of population needs 15,000 units
of blood for transfusion in medical related emergency cases but we are not able to
meet 1/4th of our demand for blood, he said. Also he highlighted that blood cannot
be artificially produced in any factory nor it can have any substitutes. Further
he warned patients not to buy blood from professional blood donors for transfusion
purposes, it may lead to risk of chances of getting of Transfusion Transmitted Infections
like malaria, hepatitis, syphilis and HIV/AIDS.
Also a technical team from Blood Bank, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun headed
by Dr. G. Padu, Blood Bank In-charge, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun, Dr. Moli
Basar, Medical Officer, ASH, Naharlagun and other staff were present to conduct the
practical training session and blood donation camp.
At the end of blood donation camp and training session a total of 60 units of blood
was collected which was donated by 50 males and 10 female. The volunteers from NSS/NCC
cell of NIT showed enthusiasm to donate blood and requested the Blood Bank authority
to arrange more such camps in the near future.
Dr. Moji Jini, Chief Medical Superintendent, on behalf of Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun thanked NSS Volunteers, NCC Cadets, others students and faculty members
of NIT, Yupia for their active cooperation and successful conduction of the programme.
Such camps will benefit poor and needy patients of our state, he added.
Governor, CM greet people on Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh has
extended good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion
of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi. The Governor prayed that the occasion promotes socio-cultural
growth of the community and helps in preservation of the rich Singpho traditions.
May this year festival further strengthen the cultural bonds and bring peace and
prosperity to all, the Governor wished. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also conveyed
his heartiest greetings to the people on occasion of the joyous festival of Shapawng
Yawng Manau Poi to be celebrated on Wednesday.
“We – each and every community of the state – join our Singpho brethren’s on the
joyous occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi. Let the celebration be an occasion to
cement the age-old bonding between members of each and every community of the state,”
Tuki said in a message on eve of the festival. Literally a dance festival, it is
an occasion to show, propagate and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Singphos,
the Chief Minister pointed and expressed optimism that besides serving its central
objective, the festival would also beckon misguided youths to alienate themselves
from drug abuse and anti-social activities. “Let this celebration go beyond the festivities
and usher in a positive-minded society for peaceful co-existence and prosperity,”
the Chief Minister added.
Capital admin. continues drive
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Another drive against traffic violators including two wheelers
without helmet, license and other documents was carried out on Tuesday by the District
Administration with the help of 10 Magistrates and Police Personnel.
During the drive the vehicles having black film in glasses, plying without number
plates and those vehicles parked unauthorized along NH 52(A) were challaned and penalized.
A sizable amount of money was recovered as penalty. Another drive simultaneously
was carried out by the CEO-cum-ADM along with PPPF and Police personnel wherein the
construction materials/ debris stacked on the highway/ main roads by private/ govt
departments was removed with the help of JCBs and tippers. Both the drives were successful
and their aim was to curb the traffic violations and to stop dumping of construction
materials, etc on the main roads which leads to traffic jams, accidents, etc. Such
drive shall continue in future and the residents of Capital Complex are requested
to cooperate for the same and abide by the rules.
Demonstration cum training prog on Tapioca organized
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A method demonstration cum training programme on “Value added product
preparation and snacks making of Tapioca” was organized by KVK, Changlang district
on 13th February at Longvi villages under Nampong Sub division. All together 21 women
including SHG and Anganwadi Worker participated in this programme. Pinki Sharma,
SMS Home Science demonstrated various processes on preparation of different products
from Tapioca by making Chips, Flour and Livestock feed etc.
Dr Narendra Kumar, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Changlang suggested the farmers to
prepare different products from Tapioca and to sale in the local market besides household
Request to medical practitioners
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Following the directives of the Medical Council of India, the Arunachal
Pradesh Medical Council has requested all medical practitioners (allopath) and medical
institutions to prescribe drugs with generic names as far as possible.
“Every physician should, as far as possible, prescribe drugs with generic names and
he / she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs,” said
the release while referring to the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct Etiquette
and Ethics) Regulations, 2002.
Unions supports ALSU demands
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Arunachal Law Academy Student Union, Nyishi Students’ Union RGU,
All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union, Nocte Students’ Union, Nyapin, Sangram
Phassang Students’ Union, All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte and Tarak Langdi Students’
Union extended their supports to Arunachal Law Students’ Union’s demand for immediate
removal of Parliamentary Secretary Home and immediate induction of independent home
minister, separation of judiciary from executives, appointment of high court judge
from Arunachalee and establishment of separate high court.
NSUI seeks relief assistance
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A team of NSUI State Unit met Member of Parliament Takam Sanjay
at his residence at Itanagar today and appraised him about recent Sigin Part-I colony
Daporijo fire accident.
Responding to their appealed Sanjay assured to provide Rs five lakhs from his MPLAD
fund as financial assistance to fire victims, NSUI report said.
PWS donates relief items to fire victim
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The members of Panggi Welfare Society (PWS) contributed relief
materials to the fire victim of recent Geku-Peram village fire accident. The society
further appreciated MLA and Parliamentary Secretary J. K Panggeng and Deputy Commissioner
Upper Siang Yingkiong L Borang for making effort to reach out to the fire victim
and helping them in the need of the hour.
Meanwhile, the society has condoled the death of one Tarun Tateh who was working
as SSB constable and was posted at Darjeeling. He died because of electric shock
during his duty hours. He was around 40 years of age. Lt. Tarun Tateh is survived
by his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters. His mortal remain was brought to his residence
at Geku Village under Geku Circle of Upper Siang district. His last rite was performed
on 10th of this month. Panggi Welfare Society expressed deep sense of condolence
to the bereaved family and prayed to the almighty God to bestow enough strength to
bear the irreparable loss.
Orientation programme for in-service teachers held
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The five days Orientation cum capacity building training programme
for 120 number in-service teachers was organized by pedagogical cell of District
level management committee (SSA) Lohit District from 8th to 12th at BRC Training
R.K Sharma, Lohit Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma, Lohit District, attended the programme
as chief guest.
Addressing the participants, Lohit Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma stressed upon the
need of quality education and advised the teachers to design a couple of innovative
activities for teaching of difficult subjects and to be a role model for the student
and society as a whole. V.S Tiwari, District Pedagogy and training coordinator (SSA),
Lohit District, highlighted the aims and objective of the training programme.
K Rina, DDSE, Lohit cum chairman of the programme explained about D.EL.ED programme
and its implementation in the district. Dr. B K Nath, principal IGGC, Tezu also spoke
on the occasion as key resource person.
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Architect Haring Camder Tok, working as an Architect under the
Directorate of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh has been conferred with prestigious
Bharat Jyoti Award and Certificate of Excellence by the India International Friendship
Society. The award was presented to Tok in recognition of outstanding performance
and meritorious services in the field of science and technology.
He was awarded on 9th February at a grand function held at India International Centre,
New Delhi. The former Governor and Union Minister Bishma Narayan Singh gave away
the Certificate and Trophy. Other dignitaries like G.V.S. Murthy former Chief Election
Commissioner of India, Joginder Singh, Former Director CBI and Shahid Satte Rajvi
former governor of Jharkhand were present on the occasion.
213 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child and maternal malnutrition in the
world, say health experts. According to the State of the World's Children (SOWC)
Report 2008, issued by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), eight million or 48 per cent
of all children under-five are underweight.
Millions of children and women suffer from one or more forms of malnutrition, including
low birth weight, stunting, underweight, Vitamin A deficiency, iodine deficiency
disorders and anaemia.
Malnutrition passes from one generation to the next because malnourished mothers
give birth to malnourished infants. If they are girls, these children often become
malnourished mothers themselves, and the vicious cycle continues.
Malnutrition contributes to about half of all child deaths, often by weakening immunity.
Survivors are left vulnerable to illness, stunted or intellectually impaired.
Newborn deaths make up nearly half of all under-five deaths (57 per cent) and 71
per cent of infant mortality. One neonate dies in Bangladesh every three to four
minutes; 120,000 neonates die every year, according to UNICEF.
However, Bangladesh is on track to achieve several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),
including reducing by 2015 the under-five mortality rate to 50 per 1,000 live births
from 65, the UNICEF report claims.
Matching achievements of only five other countries, Bangladesh has halved the child
mortality rate since 1990.
Between 1996 and 2005, the prevalence of underweight children fell from 56 per cent
to 45 per cent, while stunting fell from 55 per cent to 40 per cent.
Rural areas need more media coverage
Through your esteem daily, I would like to request concerned authority and local
MLA to kindly provide relief materials to fire victims of Riko village, one of the
most remote villages of Upper Subansiri district. Even to provide some help one has
to travel more than 6 hrs by foot march. People are having tough time due to winter
season as cloths and domestic items of many houses have been burnt to ashes. Also
I would like to request all media houses of our state to kindly cover the sufferings
of remote and so called backward areas of our state.