ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The 6th annual conference of Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’
Association (APCTA) was held at Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat on February 18
On the occasion, Dr.A K Mishra, Dr Vineeta Dwarah, Tage Yama and Razzeko Dele presented
their papers on the core issues of Higher Education.
Altogether, 100 delegates from different colleges of Arunachal Pradesh and the teaching
fraternity of the host college attended the conference, which was inaugurated by
Deputy Commissioner OpakGao and also attended by ZPM Chairperson, Chief Councillor,
HoDs of different Departments, Bank Managers, members of the Educational Institutions.
DHS organizes Baby Show competitions
AALO, Feb 21: The District Health Society Aalo organized a Healthy Baby Show Competition
at Aalo on February 20 last.
The prizes were given away by Incharge Deputy Commissioner Moki Loyi to Sogam Dabi,
Tomo Basar and Ansuman Gogoi the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes winners respectively and
also to the consolation prize winners to Kargam Talom and Lige Lollen.
Dr. Ijum Ado Pedriatics, Dr Tsering Wangmo MO and GNM Liyo Pasi were the judges of
the competition. DIPRO
12th APB&OCWWB meet held
ITANAGAR February 21: The 12th Board Meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other
Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) was held here on February 18. Chairing
the meeting, APB&OCWWB chairman Nyamar Karbak informed about various welfare measures
being undertaken by the Board and also various problems being faced by it. He further
informed that ambulances procured by the Board will be donated to hospitals and registered
Secretary of the Board S De Sarkar highlighted about action taken report, financial
position of the Board etc. through PowerPoint.
Many important issues for welfare of the Board were also taken up for discussion.
The first ever coordination meeting of Labour Officers cum Cess Assessing Officers
and Registering Officers of the Board was also held here on February 17.
Karbak advised the officers to discharge their duties sincerely and also to identify
the departments not complying with the Cess Act.
Saikia Yangda, Asstt. Director IT cum OSD APB&OCWWB also spoke on the occasion.
APCC slams Jayalalithaa
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha’s decision
to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on 19th February
2014, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee today slammed her saying that the it
was irresponsible and politically motivated decision. The decision fails to take
into account the scourge of terrorism and the spirit of constitution” APCC added.
The Pradesh Congress Committee said that by doing so the government of Tamil Nadu
denied justice to the families of all who lost their dear one in the attack and
also shaken the faith of every law abiding and patriotic Indian. Later it lauded
Nabam Tuki government for formally announcing the devolution of powers, functionaries
and fund to the Panchayati Raj Institution and Municipal Councils during 28th Statehood
Meanwhile National Students Union of India(NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh Unit staged a
protest march demanding justice to former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi at Tennis
Court IG Park today. NSUI state unit also burnt the effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Assam Rifles distributes sports items
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: In an effort to maintain cordial relation between local people
and security forces and to provide sports facilities to the people of Changlang District,
The Assam Rifles conducted a project in which various sports items were distributed
to people at Rangringkan, Mullong-I and Mullong-II villages on February 20 last.
The Assam Rifles hope that this project would also encouraged the younger generation
to participate in various sports activities and also brought the security forces
closer to people of Changlang district.
Storms damage Govt. properties
TAWANG, Feb 21: Wind storm caused heavy damage to the government properties of BOP
Muktor, 38th Bn SSB Tawang on February 18 at around 8 am. DIPRO
Demands assured, claims AAPSTEWA
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees Welfare Association
(AAPSTEWA) has claimed that the general manager, APSTS, has assured of fulfilling
its long pending demand.
The association had submitted a memorandum to the GM on February 17 demanding modification
of recruitment rules after re-examining, regular conduct of DPC group C & D staff,
appointment and regularization of contingency staff of STS buses, modification of
present bus body system, renovation of Naharlagun Bus station, promotional avenue
from the lower post etc among others.
The delegates from AAPSTEWA also met secretary transport who also assured of fulfilling
3-day PMEGP exhibition begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Altogether 12 KVIs are participating in the three day district
level prime minister’s employment generation programme (PMEGP) exhibition which began
yesterday at IG Park here coinciding with the 27th statehood day celebration.
The exhibition is being organized by the state Khadi & Village Industries Board and
sponsored by the Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Ministry of Micro Small &
Medium Enterprises, GoI.
The first day saw a total sale of Rs 5 lakhs with Opu Ama Welfare Society registering
highest with Rs 1.80 lakhs.
State industries secretary DR SS Ghonkrokta, visited each stall and encouraged the
stall owners to increase their business manifold.
CHANGLANG,Feb 21: Nirmal bharat abhiyan under PHE&WS Department Changlang division
organised a sanitation walk as a part of celebration of sanitation week.
The walk was participated by the school children, teachers, public, PHE staff and
every walk of life promoting awareness on water and sanitation & hygiene.
The schools were given NBA caps, banners and posters to generate awareness.
An essay competition on the topic "role in promotion of water sanitation and hygiene"
was also conducted for the school student as a part of Nirmal bharat abhiyan (NBA)
Environment awareness prog held
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: An awareness programme on Sustainable Environment, Forest and Wildlife
was organized at Kanubari, Longding district by Ophan Tinu Transport Society (OTTS)
recently sponsored by the Dept. of Environment & Forests, GoAP, Longding Forest Division,
Kanubari. The programme was attended by 122 participants from various parts of Kanubari
Kanubari ADC N Wangjen and Kanubari ZPM Mitali Wangjen attended the programme and
stressed on the importance of conserving forest and wildlife for maintaining ecological
JK Hipoh, Divisional Forest Officer, Kanubari assured to provide all possible help
and co-operation to any NGO, who come forward to work for conservation of forest
and wildlife in the district.
Dr. SKalita, SMS KVK Deomali, Rubom Chetry, Science teacher VKV Niausa and Wangfyak
Wangsu, Entrepreneur attended the programme as a resource person.
Panchayat leaders, HoDs, Chiefs, GBs, NGO workers and class X and XII students attended
Statehood Day celebrated with enthusiasm
Be partner of constructive development: Governor
Lokayukta Bill to be tabled in Budget session: CM
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The 28th Statehood Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in
all district and other administrative headquarters of Arunachal Pradesh on February
20. The main celebration was held at Indira Gandhi Park here with three-day ‘Festival
Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion at Indira Gandhi Park here, Arunachal
Pradesh Governor Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma called upon the youths of the state to
prepare them to meet challenges of the future. Arunachal Pradesh can forge ahead
faster, if everyone cooperates and participates in constructive development related
activities. he said. “We can become one of the leading states in the country, if
all of us contribute to the best of our ability and capacity towards the achievement
of this aim”, the Governor said adding “Let us maintain age-old tradition of being
good neighbors, display mutual tolerance and shun racial discrimination”.
The Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh has traversed a long path to attain the
present day progress and advancement. Many important milestones have been accomplished
and number of developmental projects have been taken up, he said adding in the last
five years, Prime Minister’s special economic package has given huge thrust to infrastructural
development, in terms of road, air and rail communications, power projects, health
and rural development.
Stating that several infrastructures and socio-economic projects are progressing
satisfactorily including the works on Trans Arunachal Highway, Legislative Assembly
building, hydropower projects, secretariat building, water supply projects, Sharma
added that the implementation process has immensely benefited the indigenous tribal
communities of the state. Saying that the state is now getting ready to board the
first train at Naharlagun, which will be a big boost to our connectivity, the Governor
informed that a Greenfield Airport is coming up and the ALGs are being upgraded,
a Mountaineering Institute (NIMAS) being established, besides a State Memorial to
be constructed near IG Park to salute the martyrs of 1962 war.
“As committed with ‘People First’ approach, the state government is determined to
exploit its resources and make Arunachal Pradesh one of the leading states of the
country. Its focus is also on empowering women and youth, so as to inculcate the
spirit of entrepreneurship in many areas of socio-economic advancement. The state
aims to free itself from social injustice, ill-health, inequality and promote education
amongst all, especially the girl child. It will continue to give priority to eradicate
poverty and checking corruption, while carrying forward the development agenda of
providing maximum employment opportunities to the youth of the State. And at the
same time, it has been striving forward to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquility
in the state”, the Governor said.
The Governor said that with its commitment and zeal, the state government under Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki has taken up many initiatives and launched programmes, including
Chief Minister's Award for Excellence in quality education, Saakshar Bharat Mission,
National Food Security Ordinance 2013, Mukhyamantri Paryatan Vikas Yojana, Chief
Minister's Disability Pension Scheme, Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance
Scheme and many more. Giving an account of the initiatives of the state government
during the last one year under Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Governor informed that
many first ever initiatives have been taken up by the government that includes Job
Mela cum Skill Development Rally and Arunachal Film Festival. He said that the state
government will continue to address the challenges of underdevelopment in interior
and remote areas. In particular, development of the border belt is one of the main
planks of development in the state.
The Governor, earlier unfurled the national tri-colour amid playing of national anthem
and took salami guard.
In his address, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that in tune with the UPA government’s
policy for responsive and transparent governance, state government has decided to
bring Lokayukta Bill in the ensuing Budget session of the State Assembly.
“There have been few unpleasant incidences in the recent past which has shaken the
state and its people. The whole world stood behind Arunachal Pradesh to protest the
racial death of our son Nido Tania. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister
Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde
have supported the cause for enactment of strong anti-racial law,” the Chief Minister
said and revealed that the Congress Legislator Party in its recent meeting has unanimously
resolved to demand an anti-racial law while extending solidarity to the bereaved
The CM further informed that to uphold the freedom of the Press, government has
deployed police personnel and installed CCTV cameras in all media houses for effective
security and all media establishments in the state capital have been declared prohibited
areas after 5 PM to ensure safety and security of the media persons.
Pointing on the recent unfortunate incident along the inter-state boundary, the Chief
Minister informed that the state government along with Assam government has drawn
the attention of Union Home Ministry to find a lasting solution to the imbroglio.
He also appealed to the people of both the states to maintain their age-old relations
and thwart attempt of divisive forces to stain our ties.
On development activities, Tuki said that the government had taken many initiatives
for providing ‘Power to People’ through a committed goal and vision with numerous
policy decisions to benefit all sections of the society.
The Chief Minister, who officially launched the devolution of power to Panchayat
Raj Institutions and local urban bodies on the occasion, said that the government
is devolving powers, functionaries and fund to the Panchayati Raj Institutions and
Municipal Councils besides giving top priority to the empowerment of youth, women
and the farmers by channelizing their power towards nation building in order to provide
“Power to people”.
Tuki further informed that vehicles to all the Zilla Parishad Chairpersons have been
provided and fixed honorariums, while financial powers up to 5 lakh have been granted
to Gram Panchayat, up to 7 lakhs to Anchal Samiti and upto 20 lakhs to Zilla Parishad.
“We also created 768 posts of functionaries under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran
Abhiyan ranging from 591computer-cum-account assistant to Panchayat Technical Assistant
(JE) 177 posts. In all 68 Gram Panchayat office buildings are being built with Rs
6 lakhs each under the above grant”, the Chief Minister informed, adding “My government
has also earmarked financial package of Rs. 30 Cr. for PRIs to be divided among 177
Zilla Parishad segments.” On the occasion, Tuki announced that there is a special
grant of Rs. 95 Cr. as “Performance Grant” from the Union Ministry of Panchayati
Raj which shall be released only after the assessment of performances of the PRIs.
He further called upon the PRI bodies to perform their best in providing services
to the rural masses and avail the benefit.
Stating that as per the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, municipal elections for
the first time were held for Itanagar and Pasighat paving way for grass root level
decision making in the urban areas, he added that Municipal Bodies will be constituted
for other urban-centres of the state in a phased manner.
He said that new office buildings and vehicles to the chief councillors, Deputy Councilors
and Municipal Secretaries of both the municipalities have been provided and separate
budget of Rs. 5.46 Cr for both the urban local bodies and Rs. 23.24 lakhs under TFC
grant have been transferred. “We have transferred all total 14 functions including
civic charges enlisted in the 12th Schedule of the Constitution of India, while remaining
functions shall be devolved in a phased manner. We have decided to provide additional
grant of Rs 5 Cr. for the Municipal Councils of Itanagar and Pasighat”, Tuki said
and further informed that the government has decided to provide financial powers
to the Chief Councillor upto 10 Lakhs and Municipal Council upto 20 lakh.
Slaughter house worth Rs. 1359.74 Lakh has been sanctioned for Itanagar by Government
of India while burial and cremation ground is being proposed for Itanagar for Rs.
10 cr as central grant, he said, adding that the government is according special
attention towards the welfare and wellbeing of its employees.
Highlighting on the government’s initiatives, Tuki said that the government is alive
to the problems of working class so a number of welfare measures have been initiated
and the minimum wages of labourers have been enhanced.
Tuki also spoke on the progress made in Agriculture and Allied Sectors, education
sector, infrastructures, tea and rubber cultivation, besides implementing landmark
Flagship Schemes of the UPA Government in the state.
Paying his tribute to late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, who conferred
the Land of Rising Sun, Arunachal Pradesh a new political identity, 27 years ago,
Tuki said that the transition of this hilly land-locked state over the years has
been incredible. “The state has transcended from its infant stage to one of the fastest
growing states in the country today. Social sectors, human resource development,
tourism and infrastructure development witnessed a quantum leap all these years while
we made satisfactory progress in promoting Agriculture and allied sectors in the
Earlier, while welcoming one and all to the Statehood Day celebration, Finance Minister
Chowna Mein said that the state has made rapid stride in the pace of development
and is on the threshold of new era of development and called upon all to rededicate
themselves for the development of the state. Education Minister Bosiram Siram also
spoke on the occasion.
Later, the Governor declared the three day “Festival of Arunachal”organized on the
theme “celebrating oneness” coinciding the Statehood day.
Other highlights of the day included – release of Souvenir by the First Lady Jyostna
Sharma, presentation of state awards, devolution of powers to local self governments,
launching of CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme by presenting the scheme to two
beneficiaries namely- Gyamar Piter and Tana Sai, colorful cultural display, inauguration
of exhibition stalls and Food Village by the First lady, inauguration of Pan East
Trade Expo by Madam Nabam Yani, final match of CM’s trophy for football & Volley
ball ( Men & Women), cultural nite participated by various tribes and Fashion Show.
Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, Legislators, senior government officers and
officials, members of Panchayat Raj Institutions and Urban Local bodies and general
public were present on the occasion.
At Yupia, the 28th Statehood Day was celebrated in a befitting manner. Tai Kaye,
Deputy Commissioner unfurled the national flag amidst gathering of officers, staff,
PR leaders ITBP jawans, police personnel, GBs, and general public on the occasion.
While addressing the public on the occasion, he said Papum Pare district witnesses
many remarkable developments for last few years in various fields including Broad
Gauge railway line, Trans-Arunachal Highway, district connectivity road and 4-Lane
Highway etc for the benefit of people of state as a whole. He also appealed all the
citizen of Papum Pare district for their full cooperation for smooth and fair conduct
of coming Lok Sabha election.
Meanwhile, DC also give away the State Commendation certificate to six state awardees
of Papum Pare district and Madam Kaye, wife of Deputy Commissioner also presented
awards to the Best ASHA of Year 2013-14 to five ASHAs.
Seventeen people including officers and officials in various capacities for rendering
outstanding services during the conduct of Census India-2011 under Papum Pare and
Capital Complex, Itanagar were also felicitated by ADC B J Duia and EAC T Dupak.
Meanwhile, Tomar Basar, H/A working under the establishment of chief medical superintendent,
Arunachal State Hospital (ASH), Naharlagun was awarded as the best staff of the year
-2013-14 by Papum Pare District on Statehood Day, ASH source said.
At Bomdila, The Statehood day was celebrated in the district with traditional fervor
and gaiety. At district headquarters Bomdila, the national flag was unfurled by the
Deputy Commissioner AK Singh.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Singh impressed on the need for concerted effort by
all to take the district to newer heights of development. A lot has been done and
achieved but we need to go further and set the milestone, he said. The state is in
an infant stage and any wrong done in this crucial period would set the state on
a wrong course, he added. Exhorting the peace loving people of the district to uphold
the reputation, he called upon the youths to play an active and welfare oriented
role and to shoulder the responsibilities steadfastly.
Later, he handed over the Laptops to the toppers issued by the state government under
the CM’s Talent award for the session 2011-12 & 2012-13. Altogether, the district
received 101 Laptops. The DC also gave away the certificates and medals issued by
the central government for effectively carrying out the census duty / NPR to the
Charge officers and the Enumerators.
At Anini in Dibang Valley district the Statehood day was celebrated in a grand way
with the unfurling of National Flag by Dipen Molo, ZPM Anini. During his speech,
he appealed to all people of the state to be united and to work for the development
of our country especially state.
Moreover, Anti Mipi from Mipi village and Okhomi Pralo from Maroli village were
awarded as Best ASHA workers.
At Tawang, Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev unfurled the National tri-colour
at the General Parade Ground on the occasion of Statehood day. He spoke about the
importance of the day recalling the great leaders of the state who made the dreams
of statehood possible for us. While highlighting the various achievements made by
departments in the district, Dev appealed all to extend co-operation to the govt.
officers for proper implementation of various schemes, programme and policies of
the government. He called upon the people of the district to maintain peace and tranquility
as peace is pre-requisite for any development. Dev further informed the gathering
about the facilities provided in Jansuvidha and hoped that the Jansuvidha will serve
the people more in future.
Dev also gave away commendation certificates to officers and villagers of Lumla,
officers of the Social Forestry Division Tawang, Officers/Staffs of the District
Police and the Army in recognition of services rendered in containing the recent
major forest fire at Lumla on 2nd Feb last.
Later, a volleyball (men) match was played between SP Team & DC Team in which the
SP Team emerged as the winners. DTO (Education) team defeated the DTO (Tourism) team
in another exhibition volleyball (women) match.
The Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli reverberated with “Ngunu Arunachal” (Hamara Arunachal),
as people from all walks of life joined to celebrate the 28th statehood day. Unfurling
the national flag Marnya Ete, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri District reiterated
the need to rebuild and re-dedicate and march on with a sole mission of peace and
progress. He informed the public about the job mela held on 18th February at Abotani
hall, Hapoli where more than 12 VTPs participated and more than 400 candidates registered
for various jobs.
The celebration was marked by various sports and mega dance events. A mega dance
performed by all the tribes inhabiting Lower Subansiri was a major attraction. State
commendation certificate was awarded to Talyang Shanti of Mothers Home and also the
District Administration awarded commendation certificate to Lal Bahadur Karky Chetry
for his 33 years of dedicated service as Plant Protection Assistant, Dept of Agriculture.
At Seppa, The Statehood Day was celebrated at General Ground in a befitting manner
yesterday. Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe unfurled the national flag amidst huge
Addressing the gathering Dakpe said that Arunachal Pradesh has made rapid progress
on all front after attaining full fledge state. He also highlighted the historical
background and political evolution of Arunachal Pradesh. Talking about abundant natural
resources especially Hydro-Power, he was optimistic that State shall be power-house
of the country. He lauded the State Govt. for initiatives and steps taken for devolution
of powers. He appealed the people of East Kameng to cooperate with the district administration
for peace and tranquility in the district.
At Roing: The 28th Statehood Day was celebrated in a befitting manner in the district
headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley district too. Wanot Tikhak, ADC Roing unfurled
the national tri-colour amidst huge gathering. In his Statehood Day address, W Tikhak
has urged the people to rededicate themselves and work hard to make the district
in particular and state as a whole a developed and peaceful one. While saying that
peace and tranquility is the need for any development, he said that maintenance of
law and order is the priority of the district administration and police.
While highlighting various achievements, schemes and programmes of the govt., he
called upon all to cooperate the Govt. for every developmental activity and also
to avail the benefits under various flagship programmes launched by the state govt.
At Aalo, the 28th Statehood Day was celebrated at district headquarter in a befitting
manner. Rajom Jini, Senior Citizen of Aalo unfurled the ceremonial flag on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Jini traced the string of events from NEEFA days to achievement
of full pledged state. He said that the journey after the attainment of statehood
has opened up vistas of development activities in the state in general and West Siang
in particular and we all should feel proud to be an Arunachalee. He also gave away
Governor’s commendation certificate to Nyage Loya ADO, Kapu Boje, H/A Yomcha and
Badal Sonar, Peon DMO office for their outstanding contributions in their respective
field of services.
At Changlang, The Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day was celebrated at Changlang district
Headquarter in befitting manner. Unfurling the tri-colour, Chairperson Zilla Parisad,
Changlang Marina Kenglang, while appreciating the elected representatives of the
district and state for taking up number of initiatives on various fronts in the district
namely, Changlang-Margherita road, Namchik-Kharsang-Miao road, Jairampur-Nampong-Pangsau
Pass road and Miao-Vijoynagar road, Cement Concrete road in Changlang township area,
Mini Secretariat at DC’s Office complex she hoped that it would benefit the poor
people of the district in many respects. The Chairperson also highlighted important
achievements through different departments like PHED, PWD, DRDA, Department of Agriculture,
Medical Department, ICDS, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Dett, Department of Education,
Later, she inaugurated the exhibition and local food stall opened by various departments
and the Self Help Groups of various sub tribes of Changlang respectively.
In East Siang: The Statehood Day was celebrated in all the administrative centers
across East Siang district on Thursday with great pomp and show. At Pasighat general
ground, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao hoisted the national flag. In his
address, the DC called upon the people of the district to maintain peace and tranquility
as peace is the pre-requisite for any development. “I envisioned creating a model
district, where peace and harmony would prevail, besides bringing development in
leaps and bounds with wholehearted cooperation, dedication and sincerity of my loving
citizens”, added the Chief Guest in his speech.
A friendly football match was played between DC XI and PMC Councilor XI in which
former defeated the later by 2-1. The 5th IRBn Commandant Vijayanta Arya handed over
the prize to the winning team. Various cultural troupes presented group dances etc
and SFS School Pasighat enthralled with wonderful Band display. Among others, SP
Devender Arya, Dy. Councilor Atik Pertin, host officers and leaders and retired IAS
and APCS officers enthusiastically attended the celebration.
At Boleng: The Statehood Day was also celebrated in a befitting manner along with
rest part of the state. The ADC Boleng Taro Mize unfurled the national tri-color
and took Rastriya Salute from APP Jawans amidst huge gathering. Mize also presented
a brief report of developments of the area. Others highlights of the day were cultural
tableaus presented by the school students.
Along with the rest of the State, the people of Upper Siang district also celebrated
the 28th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh in a grand manner. Deputy Commissioner
Liyon Borang hoisted the national flag followed by the guard of honour by the contingent
of APP Jawans. Borang in his speech traced back the history of evolution, administrative
growth and development of present Arunachal Pradesh- from North-East Frontier Tract
to North-East Frontier Agency,(NEFA) and to this present stage of Statehood and being
the 24th State of the country. While appreciating senior citizens, public leaders,
PRI members and Gaon Buras for extending full cooperation to the government officers
and officials in implementing all developmental activities to make Upper Siang a
model district in the State, the DC highlighted that MSDP programme is going in full
swing in Tuting Sub-Division after the declaration of Payindem as Minority Concentration
RUKSIN Correspondent adds: Hundreds of students from Donyi-Polo Vidya Niketan, Ngorlung
and Rayang KGBV conducted cleaning programme at Ruksin township on Wednesday and
welcomed the grand celebration of statehood day. The students during the cleanliness
drive cleaned up heaped garbage and other commercial wastes at roadsides and also
swept away the dirty wastes from the natural drains in the township. The students
also took part in various programmes of statehood day celebration conducted by Ruksin
sub-divisional administration on the next day.
At Khonsa, addressing a huge gathering on the occasion of 28th Statehood Day of Arunachal
Pradesh, ADC H Matcha highlighted its significance. He said that Arunachal Pradesh
had traversed a long journey from the erstwhile NEFA days to attaining a full fledged
statehood adding that tremendous development had been taken place over the years.
He threw light on the many mega projects started by the state government and appealed
all to co-operate with the government. Matcha also highlighted the progress made
by Tirap district on all fronts.
The ADC also inaugurated the Exhibition-cum-Food stalls installed by SHGs of various
villages and distributed awards to the government employees who rendered their dedicated
services during the 2011 census work. Guard of honour by APP/ IRBn, Cultural programmes
were also displayed by all tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, games and sports marked the
day long celebrations.
Ganden Hemi, JT, Pakam, Middle School, Pakam, West Siang
Yalom Lida, New Lida, Dumporijo
Jumjam Deru, Sports Person (Weight Lifting) Nafra, West Kameng
Dr. Gobom Doke, Medical Officer, Likabali, West Siang
Dr. S K Singh, SMO Dirang
Ainsten Koyu, APCS, EAC, Seppa
Tsering Doga, Lady Inspector, Itanagar
Wathai Mossang, Circle Officer, Changlang
Pradip Kalita, Indpector, APP, PS, Diyun
Uma Ngomle, Inspector, STF, PTC, Banderdewa
Late Leegang Tachang, Ziro, Actor, Singer, Musician etc.
Haj Dodung, DD (T& H) Itanagar
Tam Tapak of Arunachal Karate-Do-Association
Former CM Gegong Apang joins BJP
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Congress stalwart Gegong Apang, who served as the second longest
serving chief minister in the country with a record 22 years, mostly with the party,
has resigned and joined the BJP.
Apang, in a letter to Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president on February
17 resigned from the primary and active membership of the party, party sources said.
He joined the BJP in New Delhi on Wednesday in the presence of senior party leaders,
Arunachal Pradesh BJP unit president Tai Tagak said here on Thursday.
Tagak said that the formal announcement would be made during the Vijay Sankalp Abhiyan
Rally to be held at Pasight in East Siang district on February 22 which would be
addressed by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Apang is not new to the BJP as he had led a BJP-led coalition government in the state
during 2003 for 42 days, reports PTI
Meanwhile, Apang was accorded warm welcome by the BJP karyakartas at Itanagar District
BJP Office 'O' Point Tinali today.
While welcoming Apang in party fold, the District BJP president Tarh Tarak recalled
his dedicated service for the welfare of the people of the state. Apang is the Father
of the politics in the state and his joining BJP is a very good signal and blessing
for the party in the state, he said. BJP leaders also extended hearty welcome to
Raksap Yomcha - Ex- DIGP who in his brief speech have committed himself to work
for the party in future.
While addressing the gathering, the former Chief Minister expressed full confidence
in the leadership of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the National
party President Rajnath Singh.
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Mishing people living here on different occupations celebrated
Ali-Aye-Ligang, the main festival of the community, with traditional fervor and gaiety
at Mopin-Solung ground here on February 19.
Ali- Aye-Ligang is celebrated on the first Wednesday of Fagun month (between January
and February) every year and is associated with agro-based rites and rituals. The
literal meaning of Ali- Aye-Ligang stands for first sowing of roots and fruits in
which ‘Ali’ stands for seeds, ‘Aye’ for Fruits and ‘Ligang’ for sowing.
Attending the festival as chief guest, local MLA Techi Kaso called upon people of
the community living here on different occupations to maintain cordial relations
with all and peaceful coexistence that already exists. He assured all possible help
from his side and requested them to call him up whenever they need a help from him.
Secretary, WRD, Gaken Ete, who was guest of honour, was all praise for the community
for jealously preserving their age-old culture and traditions.
He said that Mishings are also the descendents of Abotani and are said to have migrated
to the plains of Assam from Arunachal Pradesh centuries ago. He suggested younger
generation of the community to play a lead role in preserving their age-old culture
and traditions for identity.
Colourful cultural programme, including ‘Gumrag soman’ were displayed on the occasion
by various troupes. The revellers including young boys and girls with their best
traditional attires danced whole day to the tune of famous "Oi nitom" and drum beats
(Dumdum-lupi). Apong and purang (bolied rice cake) were served to all on the occasion.
Ali- Aye Lingang was also celebrated at Naharlagun.
Cultural troupes from Assam participated and presented traditional dance. One of
the senior most employees of SBI Naharlagun Mem Doley also attended the festival.
Job Mela witnesses huge participation
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The District Level Job Mela cum Skill Development for un-employed
youths of Papum Pare and Capital Complex was jointly conducted by District Industries
Centre, Yupia and Capital Complex, Naharlagun on the second day of Festival of Arunachal
at the Indira Gandhi Park, here today. Altogether 18 Vocational Training Providers(VTPs)
participated in the second day. A small presentation was given by each of the participating
companies, briefing the candidates about their company’s profile, services they provide
and their successful placement, before the registration began.
Secretary (Industry) Dr. S. S. Ghonkrokta, advising the youth to participate in such
Mela, expressed hope that employment problem in the state will be reduced in the
near future. He emphasized that such programmes will help in channelizing the youthful
energy, which otherwise goes wasted for unproductive works.
Ghonkrokta also advised the unemployed to hone their inborn talent, develop skills
and inculcate discipline. He further advised them to apply for VTPs only if they
have finished their studies as leave would not be granted in the middle of the training,
therefore it is better if one can apply in the next job mela which would be conducted
tentatively in the month of July.
He further informed that a counseling session will be conducted at Don Bosco Institute
after the completion of Job Mela. After VTP training, National Council for Vocational
Training (NCVT) would do assessment of the candidates and successful candidates would
be given certificates. After that a candidate will able to apply for skilled-based
jobs in India and abroad, he said adding that other than providing job opportunities
it has an added benefit of free accommodation during the training period.
Principal Advisor to CM, Sarada Prasad on the occasion highlighted various problems
in the area of employment in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and importance of creating
a pool of skilled manpower.
The Job Mela saw participation from various companies like Institute of Quality Skill
Training, Guwahati, O2 Spa Academy Hydrabad, VLCC Gurgoan, NIFA Infocomp Services
Pvt. Limited New Delhi, Emporium training & consultancy Pvt. Limited Kolkata, Institute
of Yoga & Nutrition Science, Guwahati etc and Arunachal based Gorgeous Beauty Parlour
cum Training institute Aalo of which MIE, Institute for Quality Skill training, (IQST)
and NIFA had the highest turnout of the total registration. Representing for the
first time, Institute for Quality Skill Training, Kolkata, Marketing Manager Papiya
Shutradhar who is born and raised in Arunachal was extremely happy to be back in
Arunachal and see the change in perspective among the youth and their willingness
to explore the opportunities outside Arunachal Pradesh.
DC Capital Complex, Mige Kamki emphasized on the importance of the noble state flagship
programme initiated by the Chief Minister. Later, he along with the Principal adviser
to CM and Secretary Industries distributed National Council for Vocational Training
certificates to 19 trainees of Gorgeous Beauty Parlour cum training institute, Aalo
for successful completion of their training.
On the sideline of the Job Mela, various schools children from all over the state
capital took part in painting, dance and singing competitions and winner were declared.
The evening was lit up by Tapu war dance performed by Adi tribe, ATO-PIILO Dance
of the Apatansi, Enge Ling La dance of Meyor Community From Anjaw, Puroik Song and
dance, Bengoli dance, Khasi Sio Mege dance Of Bugun Sub Tribe From West Kameng, Aphilo
Kuwo dance from Nagaland, Punjabi dance, Wancho Dance, song by Kamin Ering, Mijum
Riram, Byabang Jamja, Wangmem Hakhun besides Fashion Show by Yana Ngoba and Bonne
Darang casing designs “Launching of ENCHANTATION” and Arunachal Tribal Music Experiment
presented by Living Dreams.
The valedictory function will start at 4 pm on February 22 where the prizes will
be distributed to winners of various events. This will be followed by cultural programme
from 6 pm. DIPR
Nari- Koyu MLA alleged of fund embezzlement
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The Ramle Development Committee (RDC), East Siang has alleged its
local MLA of indulging in serious misappropriation of funds.
Addressing a host of press persons at press club today afternoon, RDC president Tabom
Boje claimed that the local legislator of 36- Nari Koyu Assembly Constituency is
involved in misuse of funds allotted for the development of the area while furnished
RTI documents to authenticate his accusations.
The MLA has been alleged of using the MLA LAD fund for flood control to protect his
private residence- 4 schemes of 25 meters each at Rs 10, 00, 000; embezzlements in
National Rural Drinking Water Programme in PHE department, the scheme Nari PWD office
wall worth Rs 1.35 crore from the SPA fund, Kora Mane road bridge, Koyu to Loglu
road project, in the department of BDO Nari such as IAY and MNREGA and Mid Day Meal
Boje said, “We have been apprising the concern DC, Vigilance Commissioner, CS repeatedly,
but with no response. There has been no action yet.”
“Even if there is, the DC is transferred,” he rued expressing helplessness on where
to go now.
He alleged that of the 6 crore Koyu to Loglu road project, only 2. 95 crore was tendered
while the rest was not.
Talking of the embezzlement in Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and MNREGA, he alleged that
only non-APSTs and service holders availed its benefit of IAY while the work for
MNGREGA was not distributed as per the guidelines.
“Only non-APSTs availed its benefit, while locals were totally deprived of it. And
even when some locals were included, they are either in service or are dead,” Boje
“After all these years that he has been the local legislator of our area, Sibu, Tabi
Ripo, Hipo and Jate village of Upper Ramle Bango are still to be electrified,” Boje
The press conference was also attended by general secretary RDC Lipak Nyodu.
CM Trophy : Capital Complex men, Kurung Kumey women win football titles
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Capital Complex and Kurung Kumey won the men and women’s football
titles respectively in the Chief Minister’s Trophy tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,
Capital Complex defeated Kurung Kumey 1-0 in men’s football final while the women
football team of Kurung Kumey beat Lower Dibang Valley 2-0.
Pura Byai (Jersey No-8) of Capital Complex and Gegul Pertin (Jersey No-7) of Lower
Dibang Valley have been adjudged as the best man and woman football players respectively.
The women’s volleyball title was won by Papum Pare defeating Kurung Kumey 3-2 (25-16,
22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 15-13) and the men’s volleyball title was won by Kurung Kumey
defeating Lower Subansiri 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25 15-12).
Tatung Tayum (Jersey No-9) of Kurung Kumey and Techi Yanium (Jersey No-3) of Papum
Pare were adjudged as the best man and woman volleyball players respectively.
The prizes will be distributed on the valedictory function of Festival of Arunachal
at Indira Gandhi Park here tomorrow.
Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, who attended the
grand finale of the tournament as chief guest, emphasized on importance of games
and sports in the state saying that such physical activities help channelize the
youthful energy, hone inborn talents and inculcates discipline in them.
Exhorting the youth to participate in sporting events, the Governor expressed the
hope the sportspersons of the state would represent the country in various events.
Governor said that those who excel in sports should choose it as a rewarding career,
while hinting on State’s Sports Policy that offers cash incentives for national and
international medal winners and job reservation for sportsperson in Government jobs.
The Governor, who released a souvenir of Chief Minister’s Trophy for Football and
Volleyball on the occasion, complemented the Chief Minister for conceiving the idea
for the tournament and said that the competition has given a new thrust to games
and sports activities in the State. It has facilitated in spotting hidden sporting
talents amongst the youth of Arunachal Pradesh.
He also congratulated the Department of Youth and Sports for conducting the tournament
in the Districts and the finale in the Capital Complex.
Earlier, Bilatee Pertin, Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh while briefing on the tournament informed that the Directorate of Sports
& Youth Affairs conducted competition at Assembly and District levels in all the
seventeen districts and in capital complex.
More than 1200 participants including officials were involved in the competition.
The Assembly and District level tournament were conducted during the month of January
and February 2014 in befitting manner in the respective districts.
Secretary further informed that the Chief Minister’s Trophy for Football and Volleyball,
which was launched by Chief Minister NabamTuki at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu
on November one, 2013 will be an annual sporting event in the coming years.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Parliamentary Secretaries, senior officials of the State
Government, District Administration, Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs, sportspersons,
football enthusiasts and school children were present on the occasion.
Speaker urges youth to become entrepreneurs
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 21: Speaker Wangling Lowangdong today said rubber as a cash crop
could prove Arunachal Pradesh land as gold mine and lauded Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
for taking up rubber and tea cultivation on mission mode.
“Land is our right and identity and should use the god’s gift in proper way to mint
gold as well as promote tourism to attract farmers from other parts of the country,”
said Lowangdong, who was accompanied by Trade & Commerce (T&C) Parliamentary Secretary
Phosum Khimhun and director Tokong Pertin.
“Jo suna tha wahi dekha (I saw what I had heard),” said Lowangdong, after inspecting
the Maj Rubber Nursery & Plantation at Tarajuli, about 30 km from here. Lowangdong
exhorted the local youth to take a cue from young entrepreneur Likha Maj, owner of
the garden where 5 lakh saplings were planted for sale.
He took keen interest as Maj explained how he had visited India’s rubber hubs Kerala
and Tripura in particular where rubber has brought an end to decades-long insurgency
Khimhun informed that T&C being the nodal department for the purpose would be providing
quality saplings and fencing materials to the farmers and coordinate with the Rubber
Board of India for the success of the innovative mission mode project.
Responding to Maj’s plea for appointment of technical staff in T&C department for
posting in all districts to impart training to the farmers as rubber holds the key
to end unemployment in the state, clamp the insurgency problems in few districts,
make the unproductive land productive while channelizing youth energy towards nation
building, Khimhun assured to draw the attention of the CM who was committed to youth
Pertin lauded Maj as a trend setter and his garden a model one for others to emulate.
He said the GoAP has been taking all possible steps to promote tea and rubber cultivation
to boost the rural economy.
With vast unproductive land is available in the state, the project could bring a
turnaround by immensely contributing to state economy, he added.
Maj, also chairman of agro gramin united which had brought the first agro-horti revolution
in the state a decade ago, urged the speaker to enacting a law to make land possession
certificate mandatory for rubber cultivation along the foothills of the state. He
also assured the speaker to provide technical staff to any entrepreneur seeking help.
Arunachal body builder win 2nd position in National Body Building Championship
Manipur CM honours Abraham for promoting sports in NE
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Mammon Goni of Arunachal Pradesh secured second position in 65
kg category in the 4th Junior National Body Building Championship held at Imphal,
Manipur on February 16. He has been selected to represent India at World Junior Body
Building Championship, informed Abraham K Techi, president, Arunachal Body Building
Three body builders from Arunachal Pradesh headed by ABBA president Abraham participated
in the championship which was organized by All Manipur Gymnasium Association under
the aegis of Indian Body Building Association.
A total of 250 body builders from all the country participated in the event.
Meanwhile, Manipur CM Ibobi Singh has honoured Abraham with a Trophy for his contributions
for promotion of games and sports in North East.
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The first session of the III Kimin Anchal Samiti held recently
has adopted several resolutions for all round development of the area.
The meeting held under the chairmanship of Kimin Anchal chairperson Takio Yanu Tarh
and attended by Sibo Passing, Member Secretary cum EAC Kimin and all ASMs of the
block took absenteeism of government employees staff posted in various departments
within the jurisdiction of Kimin Anchal seriously and resolved to write to the concern
HoDs demanding stringent action, including transfer of those officials who reluctant
to stay in their places of posting and do not attend functions of national and social
Alleging that most of the allopathic doctors posted in Kimin CHC attend duty for
seven days only in month, the meeting demanded that allopathic doctors should be
available in the hospital for 24 hours. Otherwise, the matter would be informed to
the higher authority for necessary action. The meeting claimed that only Ayush and
Homoepathic doctors are running the hospital round-the-clock even during emergencies.
The meeting further decided to control/regulate market prices of various commodities
and recommendation will be made to the competent authority for cancellation of trading
license of those shopkeepers/vendors, who are found selling items at exorbitant price.
For the public peace and safety, the meeting urged the appropriate authority for
night patrolling, particularly in Kimin township and daytime checking/patrolling
at Kimin-Kakoi road.
The meeting further urged the officers and officials of PHED and power department
to perform their duty sincerely for the interest of the common public and also urged
the RFO, Kimin to take necessary steps to control illegal timberoperation/ tree felling
activities in the area for maintenance of ecological balance.
The meeting further observed that some HODs of Kimin do not inform about the various
ongoing / newly launched schemes/programmes undertaken by their department.
“Public Leaders are supposed to know all the schemes/programmes implemented within
their jurisdiction,” the meeting felt and unanimously resolved that officers should
brief the panchayat leaders about various Govt. schemes henceforth.
The meeting also urged the Education Department to immediately post a principal at
Govt Hr Secondary School Kimin as the school is running without principal and vice
principal after the death of Principal Tomar Ete in a tragic road accident two months
Manipur lift 24th Tadar Eachu Memorial Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Manipur beat Mizoram by solitary goal to win the 24th Tadar Eachu
Memorial Football Tournament at NERIST yesterday.
The final match was witnessed by former Member of Parliament and vice president of
All India Archery Association Kiren Rijiju and Dr. PR Alapathy, Dean, Students Affairs.
Addressing the students, Rijiju motivated the young talents and encouraged them to
take part in sports activities sincerely. He said that North East has great potential
to produce high calibre sportspersons. Describing NERIST as ‘a reflection of a miniature
form of Northeast India’, he congratulated the organizers for their hard work and
for the success of the tournament.
The tournament is an annual event organized by NERIST Arunachal Pradesh Students’
Association (NAPSA) in memory of Tadar Eachu, a 1986 first batch student of NERIST.
Every year, nine teams participate in the tournament bearing the flag of the eight
Northeastern states and a team representing the rest of India.
Every year the final match of the tournament is held on February 20--the Statehood
day of Arunachal Pradesh.
The tournament not only helps develop sportsmanship spirit in the students of NERIST
but also foster unity among the students of different states in NERIST. The unity
was well witnessed during the crowded final match, which was enjoyed by large number
of spectators, according to a NAPSA release.
Dr. Dipankar Paul, Director NERIST, attended the inaugural ceremony held on February
Record participation expected at USTM Graduate Congress starting Saturday
GUWAHATI, Feb 21: Workshops on a range of issues such as higher or professional education
and research, microfinance and business loans, personality development and soft skills,
employability – problems and prospects and competitive examinations will form part
of the 2ndNorth East Graduate Congress, an initiative of ERD Foundation and the only
graduate congress in the country of its kind, scheduled to be held on February 22
and 23, 2014.
Organised by the University of Science and Technology-Meghalaya (USTM) in association
with Assam Down Town University, CSIR-NEIST, RIST, and supported by State Bank of
India, the Graduate Congress will be held at USTM Campus, Techno City, 9th Mile on
the outskirts of Guwahati. The two-day programme is aimed to enhance all-round development
and bring out capabilities of the future graduates through various life skill processes
to bring out their inherent capabilities and expose them to various opportunities.
Competitions in extempore speech, quiz, best graduate, and write up would enable
the youngsters to showcase their talent and vie for honours. The debate competition
will touch upon the current issue of mega dams and need for additional power generation.
A seminar will be held on ‘Microfinance and business loan.’ A panel discussion on
‘Politics, corruption and youth leadership’ slated for Sunday morning is expected
to draw in the youth leaders from various political parties of the region. Renowned
TV anchor Mrinal Talukdar has been requested to moderate the session.
Governors, vice chancellors, ministers and directors of different organisations will
grace the technical sessions of the congress. The sessions spread over the two days
will be guided by renowned counsellors, industry leaders, achievers in various fields,
HR managers, Government officials and experts from the various domains in the country.
Besides book fairs, a special job fair will also be organised where CEOs and HR managers
of reputed corporates from across the country will be present to recruit the talented
students participating in the Graduate Congress.
The other sessions of the NEGC will be marked by programmes on Face book, Twitter
and other social media tools for knowledge advancement. The write up competition
will be on the topic ‘The Humanism of Dr Bhupen Hazarika: His Songs and Films.’
USTM is anticipating participation of 5,000 students from the region for which elaborate
arrangements are being made. Farooque Shahab, General Manager (Network II), SBI NE
Circle said, “We are very happy to associate ourselves with this unique congress
in which the cream of North East youth will converge. I am confident that this event
will help the participants in many ways to mould their future in a very positive
Nyokum Yullo celebration
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The Nyokum Yullo celebration at Yazali kicked-off today amid much
fanfare with all Panchayat segments of Yazali Zila Parishad participating under a
single umbrella. Taba Tedir, Director-cum-Chief Engineer Urban Development Department
attended the opening day.
In his speech Tedar exhorted the gathering to take active participation in the sports
in view of various reservations in sports quota for sportsperson in govt jobs. He
appealed all the participating teams to display sportsmanship while participating
in the sports competition. The Nyokum Yullo celebration of Yazali is conducting sports
competition in both men and women category in the discipline of Volley, Tug-of-war
and Nyerka-Sunam. Traditional folk and modern cultural events are also being organized.
The entire participating team took part in parade at Yazali general ground with flags
of their respective Panchayat segments which was led by their respective ASM’s saluting
the dignitaries at the podium. The guest included host of other officers of Yazali
area and senior members of Nyishi Society.
PHE & WS Yingkiong Division conducts exhibition-cum-awareness campaign on Statehood
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Department, Yingkiong
Division conducted an exhibition–cum-awareness campaign on statehood day at Yingkiong.
The theme of the exhibition was to create awareness among the people on importance
of proper sanitation, rain water harvesting etc.
PHE&WS stall was thronged by people from all walks of life. The main attraction was
the portraying of model showing Low cost individual household latrine and description
of proper sanitation through colourful charts and drawings. The aim was to encourage
the use of Low cost individual household latrine instead of traditional latrine to
avoid various water borne diseases like Diarrhea, Dysentery, jaundice etc.
The exhibition also highlighted the importance of water Rain water harvesting. A
model was presented to show how rain water could be harvested and used economically.
Yingkiong PHE&WS Sub-Division also gave a presentation on handling of FTK(Field Testing
Kits) for quality monitoring and testing of water sample from various sources.
2nd workshop on preparation of city Sanitation plan for Aalo town held
AALO, Feb 21: In its effort to draw up a comprehensive City Sanitation Plan for Aalo
township, the 2nd Workshop organized by Department of Urban Development& Housing
was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu at the
Conference Hall of DC office on February 19 last.
Addressing the meeting Ligu said that Aalo town which was once regarded as the most
cosmopolitan town of the state witnessed a haphazard growth over the last one decade.
The growth in population and migration to the town has been tremendous leading to
improper planning, settlement and unwanted growth.
He further said that “what we want is a programmatic city plan covering all areas
of the town. and appealed the Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats from Delhi
to draw a perspective sanitation plan with a read vision for the future.
In her key note address, Deepa Tripathi, presented her Inception and Draft Interim
Report with vision for 25 years and disclosed that the town gives a poor sanitation
scenario due to unplanned and unregulated development as lion portion of the township
land is converted to residential areas without scope for parking places, children
park, recreational centres, public toilets and other future developments. The absence
of Building Construction Regulation and improper planning has led to growth of slums
in the town where life of the people go without basic facility. She also brought
to fore water supply issues, sanitary system & status, poor sanitation facility in
the schools, present demand and supply gap, solid waste management, Storm water Drainage,
institutional frame work and urban governance, SWOT analysis on sanitation and drainage.
Krishna Paul dwelt at length on technological options onsite and offsite through
power point presentation.
Earlier, Er. Marconi Potom Dy. Director Urban Development and Housing briefed the
objective behind conducting the 2nd workshop and sought valuable suggestions from
the members of the City Sanitation Plan Committee to draw up a concrete Sanitation
Plan for Aalo. DIPRO
It seems that our neihbouring state Assam has not learned anything from border fiasco
at Tarasso which led to unfortunate death of many innocent lives. Everyone is aware
is that boundary clash in Tarasso happened due to provocative activities carried
out by Assamese citizen in connivance with its forest officials. Now this latest
report of Assam government officials which include police personnel camping inside
Arunachal territory at Kangku circle in West Siang district has caused much distress
to the peace loving citizen of Arunachal.
As per local people, provocations by Assam based vested interest groups has created
tension in all the bordering areas especially after visit of the three-member Local
Boundary Commission in November last. Such mischievous act can have serious repercussion
on Assam-Arunachal relation. The Assam government should put an end to such act.
They should not allow their citizen and officials to indulge in provocative activities
till the boundary commission gives its final verdict.
---- Readers Forum ----
Act before it’s too late
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to express severe anger of
entire Nyishi people inhabiting Upper Subansiri District against the inclusion of
their people and villages in the sketch map of proposed Khemle valley District. During
the preparation of the map of said district the people of these areas were kept in
dark. Not even a single public meeting was conducted to take the actual views. It
was people’s good luck that Deputy Commissioner of Upper Subansiri served a letter
to the public leader of Ligu and Liruk villages asking them whether people of these
two villages are ready to merge into proposed Khemle District or shall continue to
remain in Upper Subansiri District. Because, politically these two villages comes
under 24 Daporjjo S/T Assembly Constituency and rest villages are in 25th Raga S/T
assembly Constituency. The news of this letter spread like a wild fire in the area.
Within few days Nyshi Elite Society (NES) Upper Subansiri Unit conducted a general
public meeting in conference Hall, Daporijo to know the actual desire of people.
I was appointed as member of drafting committee of the meeting. The Panchayat leaders,
GBs, Intellectuals, students, Govt, employees and general public attended the meeting.
In the meeting ordinary public of entire area strongly opposed the move to merge
area with proposed Khemle District. They even warned Khemle Valley District Demand
(KVDDC) Steering Committee of legal action if their villages are immediately not
excluded from the said district map.
Hence, it is my humble request to minister Parliamentary Affairs, Govt, of Arunachal
Pradesh, Chief Secretary and Nyshi Elite Society(NES) to kindly reconsider the proposed
map and delete the Nyishi dominated areas of Upper Subansiri District before its'
official announcement for betterment of people to avoid future complicacy.
Former General Secretary ANSU-USU
Wake up women police
It is appreciable that an independent women Police station has been established in
Itanagar but it is sad to say that many offences like prostitution, alcoholism and
drugs among women specially the teenagers are growing high. Recently when I was driving
back from Itanagar to Naharlagun, I saw two teenage girls fully toxicated driving
Scooty. At 6 mile near Vantage point, the duo slipped and fell down in the middle
of road. The passerby tried to help them but girls were using abusive words and so
no one helped them. Later they were lying on the road side. I was there but I did
not dare to help them. It was not because I was afraid of them but I am afraid of
the law that is new "criminal law (amendment) /Anti - Rape Bill, 2013” which provides
ample provisions for the women folk to file case against any person by mere complaint
without any proof or evidence. Moreover, the girls were using filthy words which
made me more nervous to go near them.
In an another incident in my friend's colony a women complained that she was raped
by one man but later it was found that she was a prostitute and due to pecuniary
interest the complaint was made. Such privileged provisions are now being misused
by the women. The law also prohibits the male police officer to arrest the women
between dawns to dusk. Therefore, under such circumstances the male counterpart feels
better to skip off to avoid uninvited trouble. In such case the women police can
only maintain the neutrality without any hindrance. So, I would like to request the
women police team not to stay idle but to carry out patrolling in and around the
capital complex and take control of such situations relating to women where male
counterpart cannot reach.
College Captain Arunachal Law Academy
Let us support press persons
It’s sad to see Arunachal Times newspaper being repeatedly targeted by various interest
groups. I vividly remember years ago noted journalist Tongam Rina of The Arunachal
Times (AT) was given death threat for her pioneering work in exposing PDS scandal.
It was followed by vandalization of same office by masked men in subsequent year.
The most shocking incident which hurt every peace loving citizen of this state was
when Rina got wounded in a gun shoot outside the same office. Now am hearing this
news about some youths entering into Arunachal Times office and misbehaving with
journalist Taba Ajum.
From what I could conclude as serious reader of this daily, it seems AT is bearing
brunt of wrong-doers because in the last few years it has emerged as true voice of
voiceless people. The contribution of journalists like Tongam Rina and Taba Ajum
in the field of Arunachal journalism cannot be ignored. Few years ago when proprietor
of AT was Chief Minister of state, it looked more like government mouth piece. However
due to efforts of journalist like Rina and Ajum, this paper started receiving adulation
of public. The way systematically, AT is being targeted it seems there are powerful
people behind such incidents. One can easily make out that some people are not happy
with independent reporting of team AT and therefore are trying every means to harm
this paper. We have very few journalists who are trying to work for society and we
should encourage such people. Since Tongam was shoot, she went underground and has
virtually stopped writing which is a great loss for state. Can we dare to lose more
journalists in such violent fashion??? I guess, the answer is no. We tend to complain
too much about working culture of AP media, but the big question is how much support
we offer to those journalists who are putting their own life at risk for the sake
of better future of Arunachal. My only request to fellow Arunachalee brother and
sister is that please try to understand that violence is not the solution to solve
Hage Rura, Ziro
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