February  08

District level CM’s trophy for men and women concludes

BOMDILA, Feb 7: The district level Chief Minister’s Trophy for Men and Women (Football & Volleyball) concluded this evening here at Buddha Stadium, Bomdila.

The 5-Rupa-Kalaktang Football team (Men) emerged as the winner in the Men’s final and bagged the trophy and cash award of Rs 50,000. The Runners Up 7-Bomdila –Nafra team was awarded with cash award of Rs. 25,000.

In the Women’s Football, 4-Dirang-Thembang team was declared as the winner as there was no opponent from the whole of the district.

The 4-Dirang-Thembang Volleyball team (Men) emerged as the winner and bagged Rs. 30,000 and a trophy. While 7-Bomdila-Nafra team grabbed the runners up prize money of Rs. 15,000.

The cash award and the trophy for the Women’s Volleyball were lifted by 6-Thrizino-Buragaon with 5-Rupa-Kalaktang coming second.

RD Karma of 5-Rupa-Kalaktang was adjudged as the best footballer and in the Volleyball section, Pem Leto of 4-Dirang-Thembang and DL Glow of 6-Thrizino-Buragaon was adjudged as the best players respectively. Deputy Commissioner AK Singh attended the prize distribution ceremony. DIPRO


ATMA West Siang conducts farmers exposure trip to ICAR Basar

AALO, Feb 7: Around 20 progressive farmers from Aalo and nearby localities representing various farming sectors like agriculture, horticulture and livestock were taken to ICAR Research Complex Basar yesterday.

This ‘within district’ exposure trip was sponsored by ATMA under Extension Reforms. The farmers’ delegation was lead by Agriculture Development Officers Jumdo Jini and Jarny Yomcha. A Scientists-Farmers interaction session was held at ICAR Complex where the farmers presented their key issues relating to cultivation problems, pests and disease menaces.

Later, the farmers were also taken to ICAR Gori Research Farm where the delegates were introduced to latest farming innovations in modern farming systems which are instrumental in augmentation of farm production. DIPRO


State level CM’s Trophy tournament from Feb 9

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: The Sports and Youth Affairs Department, GoAP will organize the first state level Chief Minister’s Trophy on Football and Volleyball (Men & Women) 2013-14 at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy Complex, Chimpu from February 9 to 20 to commemorate the 28th statehood day celebration.

The semifinals and finals of the football competitions would be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.

A total of 1152 participants, including 504 men, as many women players and 144 officials from 17 districts and Capital Complex Itanagar are expected to take part in this 12 days sports extravaganza.


Protest over land encroachment

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Continuing encroachment of land of Arunachal Pradesh in  Uli village under Likabali subdivision of West Siang district by the residents of Dhemaji district is evoking strong protest from the local people, claimed All Arunachal Pradesh Student’s Union president Kamta  Lapung.

Apprehending that such a situation could repeat Tarasso like incident, Lapung called upon the state government today to take urgent steps   to avoid repetition of such unfortunate incident.

“A team of AAPSU visited the area to take stock of the ground reality before reporting the matter to him,” he said, adding “Prevention is better than cure”.


7 beneficiaries selected for MMPVY

YUPIA, Feb 07: Lottery for selection of beneficiaries under Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojana (MMPVY) Phase-II for the Papum Pare District was conducted at DRDA conference Hall today.  Altogether, seven beneficiaries were selected under the scheme.

Lottery draw was conducted strictly in a fair and transparent way in the presence of Chairman of Board B.J. Duia, ADC Yupia, T.W. Thongdok, District Tourism Officer cum Member Secretary and Y.Jerang, DIPRO as member. DIPRO


Two houses gutted

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Informing that two houses belonging to one Techi Yal at Mowb-II was completely burnt down on February 4 morning, IMC councilor Pakyum Tagung has requested the state government to provide immediate relief to fire the victim.

In the devastating fire incident, properties worth Rs 5-6 lakh of two of the tenants Rupesh Doimary and Givinda Rao were damaged.


AKKDSU seeks solution for inter state boundary dispute

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Citing the recent violent incident at Tarasso, the All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has appealed the state government to immediately solve the boundary issue between Assam and Arunachal.

In a release, it said, concrete steps should be taken so that such incidents do not repeat in future. Government must provide full assurance to the people of the state so that people can live peacefully.

The union also requested the state government to initiate road communication for Nyapin in Kurung Kumey district to Chayang Tajo in East Kameng district.


Students Union urges power dept. to provide uninterrupted power supply

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: The Students Union Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar has appealed to the Executive Engineer (Power), Itanagar division to provide uninterrupted power supply in the Polytechnic premises during its Annual Sports Cultural & Literary Meets, REELA-2014 scheduled from February 9 to 14 for smooth organization.


AEKSU demands white paper on Seppa-Chayang Tajo road

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Expressing displeasure over the condition of Seppa-Chayang Tajo road, All East Kameng Students Union today demanded white papers of the said road project executed by Gammon India Pvt Ltd under the supervision of Public Works Department. AEKSU demanded white papers after a team of its members conducted awareness campaign on the road. The union expressed its dissatisfaction over the progressiveness of the work by executing department and implementing agency.  It claimed at many locations some portions of the road were encroached by the people and drainage and culverts are still incomplete between Seppa and Pachi.


APPDSSU condemns attack on Ratan

ITANAGAR, Feb 07:  The All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing Passo Seijosa Students’ Union (APPDSSU) today strongly condemned the brutal attack on Ratan Bagang, a student of class IX of government secondary school Seijosa. APPDSSU demanded the state government to compensate innocent boy who was victimized in retaliation of Tarasso incident. It also demanded that strong and stringent action should be taken against the persons involved in the brutal act.  Terming Dissing-Passo area is under strategic point of Assam-Arunachal boundary, the union pleaded to construct immediate road connection between from Papum Pare district to Dissing Passo in East Kameng via Radhaso. It further appealed to both state authorities to resolved the vexed issue amicably.


Employees declare bandh at project site

ITANAGAR, Feb 07:  Protesting against the NEEPCO authority for allegedly failed to implement and materialize their assurances, the Pare Project Land Affected Welfare Committee has decided to call 48 hours bandh around the project site on 10 to 11 February next. It claimed that the authority gave assurance to fulfill their demands before 7th February 2014 but no correspondence has received so far, it added.


Workshop on communal harmony and peace

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: A one day workshop ‘theme based education on communal harmony and peace’ was organized by Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC) NGO in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) at Ganga here recently.

Aimed at educating people to maintain communal harmony and peace, 50 students from ITFT College, Chandigarh under Punjab Technical University (PTU) pursuing master’s degree in tourism participated in it.


Capital Complex constituency level CM's trophy concludes

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 07: The Capital Complex Constituency Level CM's Trophy concluded today at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun with the Naharlagun Football (Men) team defeating Banderdewa Football (Men) team. The winning teams would participate in State Level CM's trophy, the final of which would be played during the Statehood day celebrations at the same venue.  MLA Techi Kaso along with the DC Capital Complex Mige Kamki and EAC Naharlagun Taw Tara gave away prizes to the winnning teams of various events. DIPRO


Awareness campaign on malaria and dengue

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Papum Pare District Vector Borne Control Society organized a 2-days awareness campaign on Malaria and Dengue through drawing and painting competitions among the students at Govt. Middle School, Borum on February 6 and 7.  The theme of the campaign was “How to prevent Malaria and Dengue”.

District VBDCP officer Tatung Tayang gave a speech on vector borne disease during the campaign and requested to determine on IEC/BCC activities in the district. Tatung also distributed prizes to the winners of competitions.

Techi Pekhi Tara, District Consultant (DVBD) Yupia gave emphasis on the prevention and control of malaria & dengue by students saying that each student should teach their own parents about the vector control and prevention. A K Rai Headmaster in-charge Govt. Middle School Borum also spoke on the occasion.

During the valedictory function, District Medical Officer Dr S Ronya strongly appealed to all the students to play a strong role in prevention of malaria and gangue diseases.


4 bodybuilders to take part in 5th Jr Ntl. bodybuilding C’ship

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: The Arunachal Body Building Association (ABBA) has selected four state Bodybuilders to take part in the 5th Junior National Body Building Championship at Imphal, Manipur. The names of the players are: Mammon Issac Goney(65 Kg), Nisso Konia, Tenzing Dongtup and Tarh Munu (60 kg each).

Mammon Issac Goney was crowned Mr. Arunachal Title while Tarh Munu, Nisso Konia and Tenzing Dongdup had secured  2nd and 3rd position respectively in the Mr. Eastern India Body Building Championship held in November 2013 at Naharlagun.  


People emphasize on quality education

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Expressing concern about the prevalent education scenario in its area, people of Bameng area emphasized on the importance of the quality education and stressed to check malfunctioning in schools. The general consensus of people came in an interaction programe organized by All Bameng Khenewa and Lada Students Union (ABKLSU) here on Wednesday. The objective of programme was to discuss over the various developmental and social issues of the area.  The people also unanimously resolved to create awareness among the PR members about their fundamental rights and responsibilities. The house further resolved to take immediate steps to stop the mortgage and oath system practice in the area during election.  The proper demarcation of boundary in the government and other institution such as school, hospital and important public places also stressed, said release.  It also discussed over the supervision of government officers posted in the area and poor implementation of communication and electricity projects.  Deputy Director Planning Vijay Sonam, AAPSU President Kamta Lapung , All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union President Jalley Sonam and NESO Coordinator Pritam Bhai Sonam among others were present during the programme.


News Impact

Prime duty of police force is to prevent crime and disorder: Governor

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma reviewed the passing out parade of 4th and 5th India Reserve Battalion at Police Training Centre, Banderdewa today.

In his address, Governor said that the prime duty of the police force is to prevent crime and disorder. The police must recognize that the test of their efficiency is the absence of both and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them. He advised the personnel and officers that as member of law enforcement force, they must inculcate four very important qualities synonym with the profession, i.e. humanity, integrity, professionalism, and courage. He said that they have to maintain high level of discipline and commitment.

Cautioning them against abuse of their power, Governor said that they must act with dignity at all times and be seen as caring protector. He also stressed on fitness amongst the personnel and officers.  

Governor also asked the recruit constables to be proactive and become force multipliers. He said that each one of them should motivate at least five youth from their village to join the force and acquire skills to become employable.

Governor suggested that as part of the training ‘Arunachal Darshan’ must be organized for the recruit constables so as to enable them to know every part of the State.

Quoting President of India who said that Police Constables are the visible face of Government and therefore enough attention should be paid for their training and development and improvement in their service conditions, Governor asked the senior officers of the State Police department to ensure that advice of the President is followed in letter and spirit.  Governor also said that Police department should shoulder the responsibility of positively engaging the youth in socially useful activities. Every policeman and Policewoman must act as guide for the youth and motivate them to grow up as a responsible citizen. He emphasized that engaging the youth should be one of Key Result Area of the State Police and urged upon them to play proactive role against drug menace and alcohol abuse.

Governor released an audio cassette of the theme song of Arunachal Pradesh Police titled ‘Hum Hai Jawan’ on the occasion. The lyricists of the song are D.Tamang and K. Tiwari.

Governor also gave away trophies along with cash award and certificate to the individual achievers amongst the recruit constables. Parade Commander Recruit Constable Hitu Das received the trophy for ‘Best in Drill’, while Recruit Constable Babul Langne received the ‘Best in Discipline’ trophy. Recruit Constable Tshewang Tamang, Recruit Constable Tranjit Taye and Recruit Constable Park Pigia received the ‘Best Firer’, ‘Best in Outdoor’ and ‘Best in Indoor’ trophies respectively. Recruit Constable Pey Tsering received the ‘All Round Best Trophy’.

Earlier in this course report, Arunachal Pradesh Director General of Police, K.K. Maheshwari informed that the 599 newly passed out constables are the 42nd batch of recruit constables to be inducted into Arunachal Pradesh Police. Maheshwari also gave an insight of the basic courses and other activities of the recruit constables during the nine months training session.

State Director General of Police informed that to encourage the young recruits to excel further, the Governor’s trophy will be institute and will be awarded to the best overall trainee from the next batch.

Principal, Police Training Centre, Banderdewa Take Ringu administrated the oath to the recruit constables on the occasion.

As part of the passing out programme, the personnel presented a mass PT display, unarmed combat demonstration and traditional cultural show. The Arunachal Pradesh Police Band also presented a band display on the occasion.

Member of State Legislative Assembly cum Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Development and Marketing Board, Techi Kaso, Inspector General of Police, Satyendra Garg, Inspector General of Police, Arvind Deep, senior officers and personnel of Arunachal Pradesh Police and India Reserve Battalion, parents and guardians of the personnel witness the passing out parade amongst many other.

599  recruit constables passed out on the day after nine months of training. PRO to Governor



Fire claims two children of a family

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Two minor children of a family, including a two-month-old baby were killed while their mother sustained grievous burn injury after their house was gutted in a devastating fire incident at Type-I Colony, Seppa yesterday evening at around 8.30 pm.

The children were asleep along with their mother when the fire broke out, informed All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists Youth Forum.

Father of the poor children Rato Dada, who is the ASM of Kapu Dada village, was not at home during the incident.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, candle suspected to be the cause of the fire, the Forum said.

The injured mother has been admitted in RK Mission Hospital here in a critical condition and she is fighting for life.

Meanwhile, the Forum and local people have alleged late arrival of fire brigade on the scene.

“The children could have been saved from being charred had the fire brigade arrived on the spot on time,” they claimed.

All belongings of the family were also reduced to ashes in the fire.

Meanwhile, the Forum appealed to the state government as well as district administration to provide relief and all assistance to the victim family. The Forum further demanded the government to initiate against the fire station, Seppa for its alleged irresponsive attitude.



AJYCP thrashes claim of NESO adviser

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has reacted strongly to the news item where NESO Adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya credited AASU and AAPSU for lifting economic blockade against Arunachal. AJYCP general secretary Debya Jyoti termed statement of NESO adviser as complete lie and said they had no role whatsoever  in lifting of economic blockade.

“From the beginning, organizations like All Assam Gurkha Student Union (AAGSU), Assam Minorities Students Union (AMSU), All Adivasi Student Association of Assam (AASAA), All Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association (AATTSA) along with our counterpart from Arunachal like Students' Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) worked tirelessly to bring situation under control. Due to the hectic parley by us, we managed to bring down tension and paved way for lifting of economic blockade,” stated AJYCP General Secretary. He further added that, “NESO and AASU representatives did not play any role. Infact, during all important meeting held to lift economic blockade at Biswanath Chariali on Thursday  no representative of NESO was present there. Two AASU representatives came but they were uninvited. I would request NESO adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya not to misguide people of Arunachal. The real credit in lifting economic blockade goes to ANSU and SUMA,” stated AJYCP general secretary.

Giving details of the whole sequence, he informed , “The team SUMA spearheaded by its state head Biri Tabing on 1st February conducted an emergency meeting with us and AGSU to take the edge off tension in North Lakhimpur District of Assam, resulting in a bit relief for the population of the Siang belt of the state. The meet came out with a joint memo submitted to the CM of Arunachal Pradesh in that very night in anticipation for quick results of the demands put forward by the trio groups. Where proper compensation to the deceased and injured in the tragic incident was demanded and the neighbouring students union also agreed to take measures for safety of Arunachalees in their regions. The participation of apex student body of Assam and Arunachal along with other eminent organizations of the state was nil on this very day.”

Sikka Gapak, President ANSU was in constant touch with former President AAGSU, Jagdish Khanal since the very beginning of the highly condemnable tragic incident of Tarasso-Behali-Borjharani and was seeking to facilitate meaningful dialogue. However, due to the tense and volatile situation it was decided to monitor the day to day turn of events in search of a conducive atmosphere. “On 5th February, ANSU proposed to have joint meeting with us. The proposal was reciprocated by various organizations active within Sonitpur district , as economic blockade was imposed by Sonitpur based organizations which unfortunately turned violent in many parts of the affected regions like severe injuring of a class IX student of Naomora, East Kameng , Ratan Bagang, resulting into a crisis like situation here in Arunachal, as well. The negotiation meet held at Gohpur (Assam) police station was attended among other by SUMA, ANSU, Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU),   All Papum Pare District Youth Association (APPDYA), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), All Assam Gurkha Student Union (AAGSU), Assam Minorities Students Union (AMSU), All Adivasi Student Association of Assam (AASAA), and All Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association (AATTSA). The SDPO of Gohpur herself was present to oversee the whole meeting,” said AJYCP GS.

Meanwhile, SUMA has appealed to Arunachal govt. to send high level representation to the affected areas to continue harmony between two states and release early compensation to the affected families, so that peace be maintained.



Administrative reforms dept’s website launched

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki launched the official website of Administrative Reforms department in a simple function at the office premises of AR department in C sector here today.

Tuki expressed confidence on the endeavour of the Department of Administrative Reforms to ensure speedy delivery and dissemination of services to the people of Arunachal Pradesh through the dynamic website http://arungovard.nic.in

The Department of Administrative Reforms is one of the key emerging departments which is facilitating all the departments under the state Government in improving the delivery of services to the citizens on transparent, accountable and responsive manner.

The CM while lauding the department assured to strengthen it for independent and hustle free functioning. It may be mentioned that now through the Departmental Website; the people can view and access the Circulars, Manuals, Office Memorandum, Publications, Notifications, Orders, and Policies etc. They can also feed suggestions, views, comments etc. for improvement of the web portal. The department has been dealing with implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005,  implementation of the important recommendations of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission out of more than 200 Recommendations; Implementation of Self Attestation / Certification of documents to reduce gap between people and the Government; Offering advice and comments on the Rules and regulations of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh; Case studies on the proposals of all the Departments of Arunachal Pradesh govt; Work Studies for organizing and re-organising of the departments / offices; Framing Recruitment Rules, Service Rules; Personnel Policies like Reservation in services / posts, framing of Scheme on Compassionate Appointment, Appointment of Meritorious Sport Personnel, Assured Career Progression Scheme / Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme etc.  Enactment of Public Records Act, 2011 including follow up action for implementation; publication of Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure, 2010 after a gap of more than 25 years and updating of it; Introduction of Biometric punching attendance system in all the department to ensure punctuality; besides, installing devise mechanism for proper monitoring of attendance system in all the Departments / offices / organizations.

The launching programme was attended by Geology & Mining, Food & Civil Supplies and Art & Culture Minister Kamlung Mossang, Commissioner to CM, K R Meena besides host of department officers.



Exhibition-cum-consumer awareness campaign in LDV held

ROING, Feb 07: To create awareness amongst consumers regarding their rights and responsibilities the Department of Legal Metrology and Consumers Affairs in collaboration with Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), an NGO organized a week long exhibition-cum-consumer awareness campaign in Lower Dibang Valley district.

MLA Laeta Umbrey, while attending the awareness campaign at Multi-Cultural Hall, New Colony here today called upon all the responsible citizens to take a pledge not to involve or allow anybody to sell adulterated food products or goods in the market by using unfair means. He further urged the law enforcing authorities to be very strict in implementing the rules and regulations as per the laid down norms of the Consumer Protection Act.

HH Atung, Asstt. Controller Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, Roing briefed about the objectives of the campaign and also highlighted the features of the Consumer Protection Act, the procedures involved in reddressal and legal steps to be taken within the permissible laws.

S Singpho, Inspector LM & CA, Roing and R. K. Paul Chawang, Secretary, AMYAA (NGO) shared specific relevant topics related to day-to-day consumer’s rights and violations.

On the occasion, a member of 13 youths exhibited varied categories of market products which brought quick consciousness on consumers’ rights to the participants. Thus, through the exhibition items such as manipulation of weight and measures, misleading advertisements, Food Adulteration, Imitation of Products etc were covered through practical demonstrations.

Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar, HoDs and students from various schools attended the Exhibition cum Consumer Awareness Campaign today. DIPRO



Anti-dam movement is against mindless exploitation of tribal resources: PPA

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Drawing the attention of the people of Arunachal, the PPA stated that neither the BJP nor the ruling Congress has any moral right to talk either against or for the hydro power projects in Arunachal. “All the public resentment in various river basins of Siang, Lohit, Dibang, Kameng and Subansiri are the offshoots of the fact that people were not consulted before the enactment of Arunachal Specific National Hydro power policy in 2002 by the BJP-led NDA Govt and gifting of the entire rivers to power developers through secret MoA route by the Congress regime at Centre and Itanagar.” The Party General Secretary Dr. Ashan Riddi pointed out that both the  BJP and Congress’ parties never bothered about the policy of protective development which is already in vague through various constitutional provisions. “In the race for taking the advantage of weak Statehood Act 1987 wherein the Arunachaleese don’t own their jungle, Jal and Jameen, both the corporate run parties hatched a conspiracy to take over the entire water and underground mineral resources of the State through MoA routes.”

According to Dr Riddi, the Narendra Modi led BJP is now aiming to make up the loss through mortgaging the entire underground mineral wealth especially the ninety thousand million metric ton coal reserves. Unlike Nagaland which has control over their resources under Article 371 (A), Arunachal is placed at the disposal of the Central Govt under Article 371(H).

Appealing the educated youths, intellectuals, public leaders, PRI and Municipality council leaders to understand the “gravity of the evil designs of New Delhi based parties”, the Party General Secretary cum Spokesman Tsering Naksang stated that Arunachal today is standing between the two devils. According to Naksang, the anti dam movement is not against development per se but it is against the Centre’s policy of mindless exploitation of tribal resources and the adverse consequence the projects could have on the nature and culture of the indigenous communities. Had the BJP led NDA Govt and Congress led UPA Govt taken the consent of the land owners before imposing anything on them, the present hue and cry against the Japee power Ltd in Siang, Kalai in Anjaw, Dibang projects in Dibang Valley District and Upper and Middle Subansiri Projects in Subansiri District would not have been  there. Naksang opined and asserted further that, it is only the regional Govt, if comes to power at Itanagar  and New Delhi, the interest of the indigenous tribal population would be kept on  priority list.



State BJP team calls on Rajnath Singh

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: A delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by its State President Tai Tagak called on the National party President Rajnath Singh at New Delhi yesterday. The delegation had apprised the serious problems faced by the people of the state due to the economic and road blockade imposed on Assam road following Tarasso incident.

The State BJP team had also lauded the active initiatives of the party to register protest against the killing of Nido Tania, a student from Arunachal at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi recently. “The voice was made vibrant right from Narendra Modi at Meerut rally to Sushma Swaraj at the Lok Sabha and to the Delhi Pradesh BJP led by its President Vijay Goel which mounted pressure on the UPA and AAP Govt. at New Delhi.” The state leadership of the party had earlier apprised the central leadership of the matter, the party said.

The state BJP team members included  State General Secretary Dominic Tadar, State Vice Presidents Techi Necha and Katan Komboh.



2 state NSS volunteers take part in R-day at Delhi

ITANAGAR, Feb 07: Two NSS volunteers from the state, Likha Pantom of Dera Natung Govt. College and Kipa Nani of Govt. Hr Secondary School, Doimukh, participated in a month long Republic Day camp at New Delhi organized by Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, GoI.

The two participants also participated in Republic day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi along with the Indian Army, Navy and Air force parade contingent.

The camp, which was held from January 1 to 30 last, had 200 delegates representing all the states and UT of the country.

During their stay, the camp saw various programmes such as cultural exchange, personality development and life skill programmes and interacted with many personalities.

Among the 200 volunteers, few volunteers will be randomly selected for international youth exchange programmes in foreign countries in days to come according to their performance in the camp.



Disability assessment camp conducted in Changlang

CHANGLANG, Feb 07: World Vision India and ALIMCO conducted disability assessment camp in collaboration with Changlang District Redressal Forum (CDRF) and Muklom Student Union (MSU) here at Tangsa Cultural Hall, Changlang yesterday. The assessment camp was attended by 26 differently abled persons from the township. The persons with hearing impaired were recorded highest during the session with a person requiring wheel chair and four walking sticks. “Lot more were expected to take part but due to various factors like Assam bandh for almost two weeks which hampered wide publicity they could not report the camp” said president CDRF while referring to thinly participating population. The president regretted that despite the specialist doctors in the fields have come but many people could not take advantage of the facilities offered by the ministry of social and empowerment, Government of India. He expressed his happiness that the forum could provide the facilities to the villagers which have cost much higher than that of the camp.  He lauded the Muklom Student Union for their co-operation and contribution in making the camp successful. He informed that kits for the registered persons will be distributed soon. DIPRO



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---- Readers Forum ----


Laudable steps

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I do appreciate the decision taken by the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner for selecting the tennis court ground of I G Park as temporary site for conducting dharnas.

This will at least lower the tense atmosphere and minimize the traffic jam in the state capital caused by dharnas and processions.  I request the Capital DC to keep his spirit up by taking bold decision for the welfare of the public.

I also request the state Govt to take necessary step to reduce the traffic jam and give justice to Late Tania.


Bengia Nachung

President, Capital Youth Organization (CYO)



Arunachal needs development package

Dear Editor,

Maintaining silence by MPs Takam Sanjoy, Ninong Ering and Mukut Mithi over Tarasso incident and subsequent economic blockade by various NGOs of Assam on Assam road, it seems that they are not serious about state’s affairs. Now, we the voters will judge whom we voted in power for highlighting the state problems at National level. They should work for the interest of the common public.

Now the situation compel us to demand for opening route connectivity to Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and North Bengal and open trade route with China as we are facing the problems of economic blockades regularly by various organizations of our neighboring state Assam. If Indian Govt. could allow open trade with China and Pakistan at Jammu and Kashmir, then why the Northeast region, particularly landlocked state Arunachal has not been allowed to open trade route with neighboring country.

Therefore, the state ruled by Congress govt. should demand for development packages for the greater interest of state.


Nabam Akin Hina


Education and Cultural Development Society, Kimin







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Malnutrition & children

Malnutrition in all its forms either directly or indirectly is responsible for approximately half of all deaths worldwide. This applies to perinatal and infectious diseases as well as chronic diseases.

Malnutrition accounts for 11 per cent of the global burden of disease, leading to long-term poor health and disability and poor educational and developmental outcomes.

Worldwide, about 104 million children under five years of age were underweight  by 2010 and 171 million stunted. At the same time, it was found that about 43 million children under five were overweight or obese.  Nearly 20 million children under five suffer from severe acute malnutrition which is a life-threatening condition requiring urgent treatment.

 Despite India’s impressive economic growth, persistence of under nutrition remains a challenge. It is the multiplicity of actors and processes; divergences of opinion on how best to deliver critical interventions; and lastly, the lack of coherent and effective policy engagement mechanisms that have led to the persistence of under nutrition. What is also holding back the programme to improve nutrition of children is the fact that few processes or networks reach across communities or cut across from the national to the state level.

Experts say, in India less than 55 per cent of mothers and children receive any of the essential health and nutrition interventions. Nutrition and health experts said that direct interventions will have to be delivered to reduce under nutrition in children and mothers.

The research found that a need for increased public awareness and sending out a unified set of messages to people will help in curbing under nutrition in women and children.