ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Nyokum, the main festival of Nyishi community was celebrated across
the state with traditional fervour and religious gaiety.
Attending the Nyokum celebration at Sagalee, Papum Pare district as chief guest today,
Governor Gen. (Retd) JJ Singh exhorted the youths of the state to shoulder the responsibility
of carrying forward rich culture and traditions. Singh also urged them to save the
Mithun, the pride animal, and flora and fauna of the State.
Mesmerized by the scenic beauty of Pare Valley, the Governor stated that the flora
and fauna found in the state is unique which cannot to found anywhere in the world.
Dwelling in length on eco and adventure tourism, its benefit to the rural communities,
environment and to the State the Governor assured for an adventure tourism project
in the area.
The Governor said that the State is going through an unprecedented era of development.
The State can become one of the leading States in the country, if each one contributes
in its development process. Day is not far when Arunachalees not only enjoy the highest
per capita income but also enjoy the highest per capita happiness in the country,
the Governor said. He urged upon the youth to be a part of ‘Team Arunachal’ and contribute
to the best of their ability and capacity.
He advised youths to change their mind-set saying that there is no short-cut to success.
The State Government has launched an ambitious scheme of providing one lakh employment
opportunities but onus is on youth to prepare themselves to avail opportunity, he
said. “The State Government will definitely help in them in capacity building”.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that festival helps us to
uphold and preserve our culture and identity. In the same manner Nyokum festival
facilitates to preserve the Nyishi culture and helps the community in carrying forward
the rich and age-old cultural heritage, Tuki stated while urging the members of the
community for enthusiastic participation.
The Chief Minister, who also represents the assembly Constituency, informed that
General Singh is the first Governor to visit Sagalee.
Conveying the gratefulness of the people for the visit, Tuki said that the visit
of the Governor is a blessing for the ADC circle as the latter laid the foundation
stone for the mini secretariat.
Expressing gratitude to the Governor for gracing the Nyokum Yullo celebration at
Sagalee, Chief Minister said that the people of the area are looking forward for
some more visits in the future.
Sagalee Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee Chairman Techi Totu Tara narrated mythology
of Nyokum Yullo. He also gave a detailed description of rituals and practices during
the festival. Vice Chairman of festival celebration committee Techi Nakap and General
Secretary Nabam Pahi also spoke on the occasion.
A mega dance was presented as part of the celebration in which more than four hundred
dancers including 350 girls in traditional attires participated. Special dance conveying
social messages was presented by the students of Dera Natung Government College,
The Governor released a Nyokum souvenir brought out by Sagalee Nyokum Yullo Celebration
As token of love, a Mithun was gifted to the Governor, who in-turn gave it to Head
Gaon Burah of Khemling Village for safe rearing.
On the festive occasion of Nyokum Yullo 2013, three exemplary individuals were felicitated
along with three others in recognition of their meritorious services in their respective
field of activity.
Ngurang Tuki of Upper Ghai was felicitated as the best artisan, Tana Paka of Sagalee
as the best weaver and Nabam Pajak of Lamte Village, Mengio Circle as the best farmer.
Debia Mayung of Girls’ Residential School, Pan, Silsango was felicitated as the best
teacher, Taba Nipo of ADC Office, Sagalee as the best staff and Nabam Takam of Lekang
Village, Mengio as best the Gaon Burah. Each one was presented a memento, a citation
and a cash award of Rs. 5000 by the Governor. Earlier, at the Nyokum Lapang, the
Governor in Nyishi headgear and attire took part in traditional ‘Buya Dance’ along
with Chief Minister and other invitees and guests.
On the eve of festival at Sagalee, the celebration committee organized a cultural
presentation, which includes Nyokum Sagalee, Indian classical and western contemporary
dances, a mixture of floor and ballet technique by Tage Kanya and traditional and
modern dances and songs by artists of the Nyishi community. Techi Api, a Class X
student of Government Higher Secondary School, Sagalee was crowned as the Nyokum
Sagalee 2013. Traditional games and sports were also conducted during the festival.
Addressing the festive revelers at Nyokum Lapang Ground, Itanagar, former Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin said “it is the duty of each and every community of the state to protect
and promote own culture and tradition.”
Observing that religion and culture are two separate things, Gamlin also called upon
the younger generation to shoulder the responsibility for preservation of own culture
Emphasizing the need to maintain unity among various tribes of the state, Gamlin,
who is also Liromoba MLA said, “we need to strengthen the unity of the society
in order to make Arunachal a frontrunner state.
He, however, called for proper utilization of fund being allocated by the Central
Govt under various developmental schemes and also called upon the people to act
as watchdog so that developments take place in proper way.
Lokam Tado, former Koloriang MLA also spoke on the occasion.
At Nirjuli, IPR Parliamentary Secretary Thangwang Wangham today said that Nyishis
with a rich cultural heritage and courage are proud of themselves while Arunachal
Pradesh is proud of them.
Addressing the revellers during the Nyokum Yullo celebration today, Thangwang, who
cancelled his trip to Kumbh mela, cited his experience in the state capital since
1984 saying that from nonentity the Nyishis have developed rapidly in tune with the
“Himat hi kimat (Courage is value)”, he justified but urged the Nyishi brethren to
refine their courage with humbleness and teach it to the rest of Arunachal, the need
of the hour.
“Aadmi mushafir hai, ata hai jata hai, atey jatey rashtey pe yaden chod jata hai”
– he turned philosophical to quote the famous Bollywood number, and exhorted the
Nyishis to decide whether they want to leave good or bad memories on the path of
their life’s journey to the thunderous applause of the gathering.
Pointing out that assembling of numerous spare parts makes a vehicle run, the Longding
legislator stressed on living in peace and unity while giving a clarion call to take
the state towards prosperity.
“Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note and today is hard
cash. Encash it with the spirit of unity in diversity”, he said while wishing happy
Nyokum to the community and for the welfare of the humanity.
“NERIST is a catalyst to facilitate speedy development of the state,” said its director
Prof Deepankar Paul and wondered if Newzeland kiwis could be sold in New Delhi for
Rs 400 a kg why not Arunahcalee ones.
Speaking as guest of honour, he called for peace and harmony the prerequisite for
development to take deep roots and exhorted the people, particularly the educated
youth to come forward to become willing development partners to take the state to
its desired destination.
A colourful traditional cultural programme marked the festivity besides ceremonial
mithun sacrifice to pray the almighty for peace, prosperity and a bumper harvest.
People from all walks of life including top ranking officers joined the celebration
with NNYCC-2013 chairman and local MLA Techi Kaso and patron Tarh Nachung while chief
priest Takam Manu continued chanting hymns to appease the almighty.
Along with rest of the Nyishi community in the state, Nyokum Yullo was jointly celebrated
by the Nyishi employees serving in Tirap and Longding districts at Khonsa today with
gaiety and fanfare.
People from all walks of life, including government officials and general public
actively participated in the celebrations.
Speaking on the festive occasion, local MLA Kamthok Lowang said that it was a great
day of festivities for the Nyishis adding that the ambiance was such that he was
feeling as if he was somewhere in Nyishi area. The MLA said that he always made it
a point to attend Nyokum at Khonsa and appreciated the organizers for celebrating
the festival in such a grand manner. He exhorted the Nyishis to preserve their rich
culture, costumes at any cost for the posterity and urged the Nyishi youths to converse
in their own dialects atleast at home.
The chief guest appreciated the attractive dances presented by different tribes of
Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr Sachin Shinde, who was the guest of honour, while greeting
the people prayed to the Goddess of Nyokum Anne for well-being of all human beings
and animals and lauded the organizers for the grand celebration in a place like Khonsa
which was far away from the Nyishi-inhabited districts.
Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh in his speech as special invitee asked the participants
to enjoy with gay abundance adding that festivals were all about fun, frolic, songs,
dances and merry-making.
Earlier, the Chairman of the festival committee Likha Tekhi, EE, PHED read out the
mythology of Nyokum and appealed to one and all to participate freely and join the
Nyishis in their celebrations. Mithun sacrifice, cultural presentation by all tribes
and volleyball competition marked the Nyokum celebration.
Nyokum Yullo festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Nyishi community
residing in Lohit and Anjaw district at Tezu.
Head of various departments, public of all age group with colourful attires joined
Attending the festival as chief guest, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Karikho
Kri cited Tezu as an example for unity in diversity where people of different community
have been living in peaceful coexistence with each other for years.
Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma stated that Nyishis being the largest community
in the state have the greater role to play towards peace, prosperity and development
of the state.
P Takur, celebration committee, chairman, narrated the mythology of Nyokum and its
significance in the Nyishi community.
Colourful cultural items were presented by different cultural troupes followed by
Our Roing Correspondent adds:
Nyokum was celebrated here showcasing the rich cultural traditions of various tribal
groups of Arunachal. Blending into as ‘One Arunachal’, cultural troupes from Nyishi,
Galo, Tagin, Mishmi and Adi community displayed their traditional dances.
Expressing pride in the multicultural environment of Roing, Chief Guest for the occasion
Laeta Umbrey, MLA said, “Perhaps, Roing is the only town in Arunachal, where all
the festivals of Arunachal is celebrated in grand manner.”
The festival was celebrated in ‘Multipurpose Cultural Centre’ in Roing, which was
established to keep up the multicultural spirit of the town. The centre serves as
the venue for celebration of festival of all tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. It was
inaugurated by Umbrey on January 6, 2013.
An admirer of Nyishi community, the legislator encouraged the tribe to be the torchbearer
for all other tribes. “Nyishi is the largest tribe with 350,000 strong populations.
They have moved away from past and is leading in every fields – in science, education,
Encouraging greater cultural integration, Umbrey said: “Idu Mishmi and Nyishi community
share similar behavioral traits. Similarities are even greater among women folk.”
Speaking in the same tune, Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson and guest of honor for
the occasion said: “Though Idu Mishmis and Nyishis lives miles apart, the two communities
have always been in harmony and closely integrated. This was possible because of
matrimonial linkages between the two communities.”
Complimenting further, Bengia Guma, host speaker for the Nyokum Yullo Celebration
Committee (NYCC), Roing said all communities in Arunachal are bonded with similarities.
“It is for us to work upon these similarities and blend into as one united Arunachal.”
Earlier, a brief mythology on Nyokum was delivered by Boa Tama, Chairman, NYCC and
welcome address by Tao Tadap.
The cultural event was preceded by Nyokum rituals of Torh Jonam and Dwr-Yari Runam
that includes driving away of evil spirit for the start of the celebration. It was
followed by sacrifice of mithun and Buya dance, where all the festival participants
danced together holding each other’s hands.
Besides the member of Nyishi community in Roing, the festival was attended by Shiv
Kumar, DC, Roing, Anjite Menjo, ZPM, Mibom Pertin, ZPM, VK Rattan, General Manager,
Dibang Project, NHPC, and head of the departments.
Arunachal to get first rail line this year: Bansal
It would be historical achievement: Tuki
NEW DELHI, Feb 26: In an apparent response to China bettering its transport infrastructure
along its western frontiers, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced on Tuesday
that Arunachal Pradesh will get its first rail line this year.
"For the first time the state of Arunachal has been brought into the rail network
and we shall commission the Harmuti-Naharlagun line this year," Bansal said presenting
the Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha.
He said the national project of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla and other projects of
strategic importance would be taken up on top priority.
"Providing need based rail connectivity to border areas is uppermost on railways'
agenda," Bansal said.
He said works on the new line railway project to connect the state of Manipur were
also in full swing.
The railways is also fast tracking gauge conversion works on Lumding-Silchar and
Rangia-Murkongselek, he said.
Bansal said he would also pursue for the approval of projects identified as being
of national importance including the Bilaspur - Manali-Leh, Jammu-Poonch via Akhnoor,
Tanakpur-Bageshwar and Parsuramkund-Rupai.
"I also propose to take up a new line between Firozpur and Patti for providing direct
rail link between border areas of Firozpur and Amritsar-Attari," he said.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who reached New Delhi this
evening, has expressed gratitude to the Union Minister of Railways, Pawan Kumar Bansal
for his commitment to ensure railway link to Arunachal Pradesh in his Railway Budget
presented today in the Parliament. Further, he also assured to take up the Parasuram
Kund-Rupai link as a project of national importance.
Profusely thanking the Railway Minister, Tuki, in an appreciation letter, said that
commissioning of the Harmuti-Naharlagun line would be a historical achievement for
the state as it would bring Arunachal Pradesh in the railway map of the country for
the first time.
“This would be major developmental step for our state which began its humble journey
as a state 26 years ago,” Tuki said.
The Chief Minister also expressed gratitude that the Union Minister has assured to
take up the Parasuram Kund-Rupai railway link as a national project. He said the
assurance finding a place in the country’s railway budget itself is a major boost
for railways in the state.
“With this, we are optimistic that soon works on another link in the state will begin.
And as it will be a project of national importance we believe that its completion
will be timely connecting our eastern parts also with the world’s largest rail network,”
he said. Tuki, on behalf of the people of the state, conveyed gratitude and thanks
to the union minister and assured to provide all cooperation for completion of the
said two projects within the given time frame. PTI/PRO to CM
Only time can unfold the future developments: Dabii
PASIGHAT, Feb 26: Nari-Koyu MLA Tako Dabii inaugurated a Minor Irrigation Project
at Old Deka under Nari subdivision today. The 3,150-Mt-long channel was constructed
under the supervision of by DK Padung, executive engineer, WRD and the water was
released by the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra at Basor stream tank.
Later, in a public meeting held at the village Dere (Community Hall) the senior most
MLA Dabii informed that the MIP will cover 150 Hectare of fertile lands of 34 families.
The area is blessed with vast fertile lands and best agro climatic conditions. The
MIP will immensely help the farmers in their agriculture and horticulture activities
as it has been built with an objective to improve rural livelihood to reduce poverty
in the area. The project will also offer opportunities for other income generation
activities through fisheries, livestock, etc, he added.
No real development can take place without developing rural economy, and that is
why I have been giving priority to development of rural areas, he added. Visible
developments have taken place in villages during the last two decades, Dabii claimed.
But, there is still lot to be done to bring about a change in the rural economy.
He urged officers to work with a missionary zeal for the welfare of rural masses.
The educationist turned politician advised the students to be hard working and sincere
in studies. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra said the MIP will improve irrigation
and ground water recharge in the area. He said Nari-Koyu area is marching towards
prosperity under the leadership of Dabii. Minor irrigation is a community based sustainable
and self supporting village level project which will increase agriculture productivity
in the area. He appealed the villagers to cooperate the administration to make the
area crime free.
The East Siang SP Pushpendra Kumar conveyed his thanks to the land donors for establishing
the 4th IPRBn Headquarter in the village. He appealed the DC to demarcate the donated
land with the help of LRSO so that matter can be recommended to the government immediately.
Among others, ADC Nari Tasso Mibang, PD (DRDA) Manik Bui, EE (PWD) J Langkam, BDO
and AE (RWD) Michi Nibo, BDO and CDPO Nari were present. DIPRO
Proposed ALSU bandh evokes mixed reaction
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Large number of student bodies and NGOs has come out in support
of 12 hour bandh call issues by Arunachal Law Students Union on 28th of this month.
ALSU has been demanding for immediate removal of sitting parliamentary secretary
for home Gadam Ete, appointment of independent home minister, separation of judiciary
from executive and host of other demands.
The Arunachal Pradesh Colleges Forum, Arunachal Law Academy Student Union, Nyishi
Students Union RGU, All Banderdewa Circle Student Union, Nyapin Sangram Phassang
students union, All Yachuli Students Union, Kurung Kumey Collegian Coordination Committee
DNGC, Students Union of DNGC and Arunachal Pradesh Human Right Juvenile Justice &
Anti-Corruption Forum have all extended support to the proposed bandh call.
All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) has also extended its support to 12 hours
Capital bandh on February 28 proposed by the Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU)
in favour of its charter of demands.
ACR denounces repeated bandh calls
Arunachal Citizens’ Right (ACR) has denounced repeated bandh calls¸ especially in
the state capital by various Unions/Association for one or the other reason.
Calling for a bandh is a violation of citizen’s fundamental rights and the same
applies to all bandh callers or enforcers, ACR said in a release while referring
to the bandh call given by Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) on February 28.
“Any sort of strike or bandh is a curtailment of citizen’s rights”, the release said,
adding that any individual or an organization with limited number of members cannot
impose their dictate in the form of bandh on the larger section of the society.
Describing the ALSU’s bandh call as uncalled for, ACR said that the Department of
Law and Judiciary, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has already made public in details the
steps initiated by it regarding separation of judiciary from the executive, establishment
of a separate High Court for Arunachal Pradesh, appointment of High Court judges
from Arunachal Pradesh and creation of Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Services Commission.
The department has sincerely explained that official procedures of such magnitude
consume time and therefore stakeholders need to bear patience.
It said that at time when the department concerned and the state government is pursuing
these matters with the authorities concerned in the Central Government by repeatedly
putting forward the demands, calling such bandhs will not speed up the procedure
rather it would demoralize the officers involved and jeopardize the entire process.
As far as the demand for dropping of the Parliamentary Secretary for Home and appointment
of an independent Home Minister is concerned, a right thinking citizen will always
accept the fact that in a parliamentary democracy such as ours it is easier said
“It is an accepted fact that the prerogative lies with the Chief Minister, who is
also bound by certain compulsions, guidelines and interpretations. Just because the
Parliamentary Secretary is not dropped is no big reason to call a bandh,” the release
claimed. Dharnas, representations or sit-in protests will send the message clear
to the government, it said.
ACR appealed ALSU as well as all right thinking NGOs not to go for bandhs and withdraw
the one called on February 28 for the convenience of all.
Arunachal Pradesh People’s Welfare Association (APPWA) has also appealed to the ALSU
to refrain from calling Capital bandh during crucial financial month. “We are not
against any organization or its demands, but we stand for people’s welfare particularly
in this financial year end wherein the departments are working to clear outstanding
financial liabilities,” the Association said. Moreover, it said, the law department
has already given clarification on the charter of demands of the ALSU.
Siang Udyami Utsav begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The week-long Siang Udyami Utsav, 2013 began at Chidu Chigo ground,
Inaugurating the festival, Industries Minister Tapang Taloh highlighted the various
activities of Department of Industries and said that this is one of the Departments
that can play a pivotal role in eradicating unemployment through entrepreneurship.
Stress is being given on skill Development and capacity building of unemployed educated
youths by the present government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
Seventy-nine out of 100 unemployed youths, who were sent to Noida for skill development
training, have got employment in various parts of the country. Another proposal for
200 unemployed is under consideration in this financial year, he informed.
M Pertin, Commissioner, Industries encouraged the participants to set small industry
and become an entrepreneur for self employment instead of running from pillar to
post to land a govt job. Repo Ronya, Director of Industries spoke on the importance
of holding such event in a place like Likabali.
Altogether four districts, namely East Siang, West Siang, Upper
Siang and Upper Subansiri are participating in the event by displaying their indigenous
Earlier, Gomar Angu, DDI, the Nodal Officer of the event, highlighted the motto of
the first ever Utsav.
Taloh steps in historic Komsing village
PASIGHAT, Feb 26: Planning for future industrial demands cannot be simply about making
enough industrial land available to satisfy the projected aggregate demand. The area
must fulfill some demands, like proximity to raw materials, uninterrupted power supply,
major transport systems and workforce along with wide land area for residential,
commercial purposes, stated Industry, Textile & Handloom Minister Tapang Taloh while
addressing a public meeting at remote and historic hilly Komsing village Sunday.
There were some inherent shortcomings in our earlier planning system, he admitted
and said it need not be emphasized that planning has widened the horizon of industrial
sector and opened new vistas of industrial growth in the state under his care and
The minister opined that the area has a natural and unpolluted beauty, with many
exotic varieties of flora and fauna. The government is determined to keep its environment
green and pollution free and therefore, the efforts towards industrialization should
not damage the ecological balance and environment to generate unmanageable toxic
It is necessary to identify the priorities and emphasize the significance of village
level small scale industries and adequate employment generation opportunities. Keeping
these objectives in mind, the state’s industrial policy attempts to satisfy the aspirations
of the people, through economic and industrial developments, Taloh said.
There is a good market for tea and horticulture cultivation and the varied altitude
is ideal for the cultivation of a variety of herbs which can be used in the manufacture
of medicines, cosmetics and aromatic products. We need good road communication for
market outlets, said Taloh.
He assured immediate road connectivity to the village which would be his top priority
agenda. The motorable Sangam suspension bridge over Siang River will be completed
within March, 2014, he assured.
Extending his gratitude to the state’s Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Sonia Gandhi
led union ministry at the centre Tapang Taloh assertively said that both the governments
are providing all possible helps. Taloh reiterated that hydropower could bring prosperity
to the state. He said that major industries as are not coming up in the state due
to shortage of power.
There are vast potentials in the state which could be utilized for economic growth
of the state.
Other highlights of the day were cultural presentation by villagers and students
The minister accompanied by a large number of government officers and leaders reached
the landlocked Komsing village, where British APO Dr. Noel Williamson was killed
century ago by great Adi warrior Matmur Jamoh, after several miles of foot march.
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Arunachal Pradesh People’s Welfare Association (APPWA) and Arunachal
Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) have strongly condemned the recent
brutal killing of a salesman Dipankar Bhowal. Bhowal had been missing since Feb 20
last and his half burnt body was found from Hollongi dumping site recently. Both
the organizations urged the district administration to speed up the investigation
process and nab all the culprits involved in it.
Bandh declared illegal
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The Capital District Magistrate under Section 144 CrPC has declared
the proposed Capital bandh on February 28 as illegal. The administration directed
the bandh callers to abstain from any act that may affect the right, liberty or security
of common citizens or that may cause public disturbance of the peace and tranquility.
The police officials have also been directed to take all necessary steps against
Meanwhile, the administration has sought cooperation from Arunachal Chamber of Commerce
and Industries, all market bodies, petrol depots, transport bodies and others and
requested them to carry out their routine business as usual.
ATI conducts computer hardware training
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: A week-long training course on “Computer Hardware and Trouble Shootings”
commenced in Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun today. Altogether 28
Govt officials including LDC/ UDC, PA/SPAs etc from various Govt offices in Itanagar
and Naharlagun are attending the training course which is being conducted under
the 100 per cent course fee sponsorship of DoPT, Govt, of India.
In his inaugural address, Director (Training) Pema Tshetan said that this training
course is being conducted for the benefit of the Govt functionaries who are directly
handling the Computer for office related works. The Director hoped that such practical
trainings to Govt officials about the knowledge and skill, maintenance and repairs
of the minor trouble shooting problems will solve majority of the day to day computer
The Director also appreciated the A to Z Computer Education Centre, Naharlagun head
Palbinder Singh, a Senior Computer Engineering Graduate of NERIST, Nirjuli and his
team of faculties for associating with ATI.
Orientation training course
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Community food and nutrition extension unit, Itanagar in collaboration
with Naharlagun urban ICDS project organized a 2 days orientation training course
on February 25 to 26 at Yupia road down colony anganwad1 centre. Altogether 30 participants
from Borapani I,II, III Anganwadi centres and also Yupia road down colony Anganwadi
centre attended the training.
Y R Ete, child development project officer, Naharlagun ICDS project and Lijum Padu,
Supervisor were the resource persons in the training programme. Demonstration for
preparation of nutritious food was also conducted.
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: All Nyori Development Committee (ANDC) under Tali circle in Kurung
Kumey district has informed in a press release that it has submitted two points memorandum
to Tali MLA on February 22 for establishment of CO Hq at Nyori and shifting of Tali
PWD division which is temporarily running at Ziro to Nyori area.
Christ King School, Khonsa celebrates Annual Day
KHONSA, Feb 26: Christ King School, Khonsa celebrated its annual day cum prize distribution
on February 23.
Khonsa MLA Kamthok Lowang and bishop of Miao Rt. Rev. George Pallipparambil attended
the function as chief guest and guest of guest of honour.
The parents and guardians, who turned up for the programme were kept entertained
by their own children through various colourful cultural and classical dances, songs
This was an opportunity for the students to demonstrate their talents in acting,
singing and dancing.
The chief guest and the guest of honour distributed certificates and awards to the
winners of various conpetitions conducted in the school.
The MLA also gave cash awards to two of the best students in the school and also
promised to give some financial assistance for the development of the school.
While appreciating the school and is students he asked the parents and guardians
to get actively involved in the processes of the education of their children by spending
more time with their children to give them better parental care and support which
is essential for their education.
226 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
According to a recent report of the International Diabetes Federation India has 6.13
crore people living with diabetes, second only to China. Nearly 60 per cent of diabetics
in India have never been screened or diagnosed due to lack of awareness. IDF shows
that a staggering 62.6 per cent of the people in India are not even aware about the
complications of the disease. By 2030, India's diabetes burden is expected to cross
the 100 million mark as against 87 million earlier estimated. China had 90 million
people suffering from diabetes in 2011 and is expected to touch the figure of about
130 million by the year 2030.
Such a high numbers of undiagnosed cases means people are putting their lives at
risk from diabetes complications such as nerve disease, which can lead to ulceration
and amputation of limbs. Spread of awareness only will empower them to defeat diabetes
through prevention and management, expert feels.
Diabetes over a long term affects all organs of the body and is linked to heart attacks,
stroke, some cancers and several infections, said Prof K Srinath Reddy, President
of the Public Health Foundation of India. He said despite all the good intent, India’s
national programme on diabetes has not progressed and can claim only limited success
to its credit, which is why there is a need to explore innovative models for tackling
However, it is hoped that launch of ‘Uday’- a five year project under the Lilly
NCD Partnership to fight the rising burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in
India, with an initial focus on improving outcomes for people with diabetes and High
Blood Pressure (HBP) would accelerate awareness about the life threatening disease.
Lower Siang district- A ray of hope
This is n reference to the letter by one Kartum Lolen published today in Reader’s
Forum column of your daily regarding the ‘Lower Siang’ district issue. I would like
to enlighten the matter with respect to his comments. It’s pleasing to know about
an intellectual’s concern for the interest of people of this proposed new district
but at the same it’s disappointing to see the commanding statement like “don’t disturb
the process”. It may seem disturbing for rest of the people who are not part of
the proposed new district but this is a great concern especially for the mass of
the foothill Arunachalees. The demand for the creation of a new district called ‘Lower
Siang’ at the foothills is a long felt demand of the 28 - Likabali (ST) Assembly
Constituency and the Nari - Koyu. The people of the foothill region started to dream
of a Lower Siang district years back due to various reasons like lack of road communications,
economic backwardness, boundary disputes and educational backwardness and so on.
The dream of getting a better life in this modern era never came to the fate of the
people of this region as no earlier leaders and bureaucrats brought justice to the
deprived people. But the ray of hope lingers in the heart of the people of this region
till today with the maiden visit of our CM Shri Nabam Tuki to Likabali last year
and the announcement for the creation of new district with its headquarter to be
decided on the basis of feasibility report prepared by the High Power Committee (HPC)
led by our present Chief Secretary of the state Hari Krishna Paliwal, IAS.
On the other hand Superintendent Tax and Excise a govt employee had violated the
Honorable High Court Order and liable to be booked under Contempt of the Court.
Tama Taipodia, Likabali
Education Subject has been neglected
Through your esteemed newspaper I would like to express my view regarding education
system of state. It is more than twenty five year that Rajiv Gandhi University and
affiliated colleges like DNGC; JNC etc. have served student communities of Arunachal
Pradesh. What a privilege it is for us to be a part of such a glorious achievement.
In spite of all these matter of pride, there still exists a drawback in our education
system. Inclusion of the education subject in preliminary examination of APPSC has
been not done till-dat. The same subject has been included in neighbouring state
in their respective public service commission examination. The growing numbers of
institution viz. DIET, B.ed colleges along with increasing enrolment of the students
and the current need of teachers makes the subject no less important than other subjects
viz. geography, sociology, psychology, philosophy etc. institutions like B.Ed., DIET
training centre need to train and educate more in-service teachers, untrained teachers,
unemployed youths. Therefore education subject plays pivotal role for strengthening
the structure of education of the state. Unfortunately the oldest and renowned Dera
Natung Govt. College lacks quality education due to lack in adequate number of teachers,
teaching-learning aids, TLM, no provision for practical etc. The ratio of students
in DNGC is comparatively much higher than other colleges. Nine education papers (I,III,V,)
1st , 2nd ,3rd year respectively are taught & guided by four lecturers at DN college.
Is it possible to bring best output if we have shortage of teachers like this? Recruitment
of more lecturers is the need of time. Though education subject was implemented more
than two decade ago till today it is struggling for proper status.
I, therefore, on behalf of UG & PG students humbly request concerned authority and
AAPSU to pay special attention into the matter.
Let us save nature
Through your esteem column, I on behalf of the public of Poma-ll segment under Sangdupota
circle of Papum Pare district, would like to draw your kind attention that the Mupu-Mekhi
water supply project phase - II of Itanagar is on the verge of completion and on
21st February Chief Minister has visited the same. After the visit of the project
by the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, we the public of Poma-ll segment have
constructed a check gate at the entrance of the Bailey Bridge over Poma river to
safeguard the area from illegal trespassers who causes major pollution. This step
has been taken in view to check the destruction of large number of forest properties
which brings ecological imbalances to the nature. The public have resolved to allow
only the labours and officers of the said project to enter and the gate would be
opened from morning 6 a.m onwards to 6 p.m evening. So, I on behalf of the public
of Poma-ll segment, appeal one and all the citizens of the state to co¬operate with
us in saving our property.