ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The All Palin Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students
Union (APCYGTSU) organized a friendly volleyball tournament at Palin town to mark
the inauguration of new Kra Daadi district.The tournament held on Feb 6 and witnessed
participation from ANSU, AAPSU, ATASU and APCYGTSU.
The ATASU team won the tournament by defeating AAPSU in the final. Chairman Sports
Authority of Arunachal Gora Makik gave away prizes to the winning, while NESO Coordinator
Pritam Waii Sonam distributed prize to the runners up team. Former AAPSU presidents
Byabang Taj, Takam Tatung and ANSU President Byabang Joram were also present on the
Free Physiotherapy camp from March
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Healing Hands Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre located at
zero point Itanagar has conducted a free Physiotherapy camp at its centre yesterday.
During the camp, patients from Capital Complex underwent consultations, treatment
and fitness sessions. Meanwhile, appreciating the response of the public, the centre
has decided to organize such free camps on first Saturday from March next.
Six auto lifters nabbed by Police
BOMDILA, Feb 9: Six auto lifters including two juveniles were nabbed by Police Control
Room (PCR) team of Bomdila during night patrolling recently. A total of four Bajaj
Pulsar and two Yamaha motor cycles were recovered from the lifters possession and
a case have been registered in this regard and further investigation is on. DIPRO
State stall at Kolkata Book Fair
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The exhibition stall put up by the Research Publications, Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh hosted by Directorate of Research, was the cynosure of all eyes
in the 39th International Kolkata Book Fair, 2015 which ended at Milan Mela ground,
Besides lakhs of visitors, who also thronged the Arunachal Stall, different media,
including popular dailies, private TV channels, Doordarshan Bangla focused Arunachal
Pradesh with utmost importance during the 12 days book fair, informed R.N.Koley,
Assistant Director Research.
More than 19 lakh visitors were recorded during the 12 days book fair with three
lakh visitors visiting on the last the day alone. It was disclosed by the organizer
on the closing ceremony yesterday.
Nyedar Namlo inaugurated
SEPPA, Feb 9: ‘Service to humanity is service to God’ quoting Swami Vivekananda,
Minister RWD Kumar Waii while inaugurating the newly constructed building of Donyi-Polo
Nyedar Namlo Prayer Centre, Seppa during Nyedar Namlo conference at Seppa yesterday.
Addressing the gathering, Waii appealed the believers to pay equal respect for other
religions and spread a message of love, peace and religious tolerance enabling people
from all faiths to live in harmony. He also said that besides devoting and praying
at Namlo, parents should ensure to provide proper education to children in order
to dissuade them from going stray and instill values as well as educate them about
our mythology and history for the right growth of the children. He announced to donate
a land for establishment of indigenous school even at Itanagar for the purpose adding
that he was always ready to support for a good cause. He also donated Rs 20 lakhs
for infrastructural development and beautification of central Nyedar Namlo, Seppa.
Parliamentary Secretary Tourism, Mama Natung appealed the people to keep alive one’s
own tradition and culture and also to pay equal respect for other religions. He said
that there are as many sub-tribes in Arunachal out of which many of them opted to
other religion because of lack of written script during that time for which there
is no question of condemning each other being secular. He appealed the Donyi-Polo
believers to show the goodness of their religion to the people through their good
Former APPSC chairman Nabam Atum said that uniformity of rules and regulations of
all Namlos shall be introduced for proper functioning.
Secretary General IF&CSAP Bai Taba said that indigenous faith & cultural Society
is directly related to Namlo and other indigenous faith to provide help and support
from IF&CSAP. Chairman organizing committee Pai Dawe also spoke on the occasion.
Apex Bank conducts FLCC camp at Tarasso
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd, Balijan
branch under Itanagar Zone-I conducted a Finance Literary and Credit Counselling
(FLCC) camp at Tarasso recently sponsored by NABARD Regional Office Itanagar.
Taba Tarum, AGM cum Zonal-I in charge of Itanagar zone explained about the benefit
of having an account in the bank as well as direct transfer of benefits like subsidy
amount of LPG, Stipend, MGNREGA etc. under Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).
S.C.Kandpal, DGM and Nabam Tati, AGM from head office also spoke in length and explained
in details regarding various faculties provided by the bank to its customers.
The panchayat leaders, GBs and public of Tarraso area, who attended the camp requested
bank officials for implementation of credit facilities in the unbanked area of Tarasso
Later, Pania Takang, ASM Chairperson led the Apex Bank officials for field visit
to their local fish ponds where the bank officials have assured them for bank finance
under KCC for all agriculture related activities.
Aalo Forest Festival 2015 concludes
AALO, Feb 9: The second edition of Aalo Forest Festival 2015 which was organized
by Along Forest Division concluded yesterday.
In the final football match of the festival, Jummi Combats emerged as the winner
by defeating SFS College 4-0.
During the festival, a movie-show on importance of forest and wildlife was also telecast.
The forest festival also included a small trek to Bahadur Hill Reserve Forests, wherein
the experts briefed about various species of trees, their ecological and cultural
importance and “Bird Watching” programme was also organized. DIPRO
Election Observer meeting with Micro Observers
AALO, Feb 9: The Election Observer for 27-Liromoba bye-election, Aldous Mowlang held
meetings with Micro Observers at DC office Aalo on February 7 and second round meeting
Addressing the meeting, Mowlang briefed about model code of conducts and asked the
micro observers to properly carry out their duties in different polling stations.
The DEO Pige Ligu also stressed on the need to strengthen the system of monitoring
The EAC (Election) Oli Perme highlighted on detail charter of duties of Micro Observers
and asked them to coordinate with polling personnel, security and sector magistrate
to ensure a peaceful poll. The micro observers also shared their views on transportation,
and past experiences. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: The dwellers of D-Sector, Naharlagun headed by Ward No.22 Councilor
Tarh Pacho organized a cleanliness drive in their sector under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
on self-help basis today.
One vehicle was pressed into service to collect garbage from nook and corner of the
ward and dispose of them properly, informed the Councilor in a release.
Informing that the CC road construction work has already been started on February
7 at D- Extension Naharlagun under Ward No.22, the councilor appealed to all to cooperate
with the PWD until the construction work is completed.
Kisan Sangh memo to CM
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: In a representation to the Chief Minister, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh
Arunachal Pradesh urged the chief minister to decentralize the centrally sponsored
scheme saying that the topography of the state is varied. The Sangh also requested
the government to enhance 50 percent subsidy for Agriculture keeping in view of farmer
choices. It demanded for issuing of rotary litter, paddy reaper, combine harvester
and grass cutter under Micro scheme. Further the Sangh opined that the government
should fence the grasslands near Mithun reared areas in the state. It also added
that the government should provide corpus fund for agri and allied sector.
Dharna by DRDA staff
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Supporting the All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association’s proposed
mass dharna on March 16, 2015 for not absorbing DRDA employees in the line department,
the East Kameng district unit of DRDA Association has also decided to stage dharna
in front of DRDA, Seppa, East Kameng on the same day.
The DRDA District unit appealed to the State Govt. to absorb the staff of DRDA in
the line department and implement the recommendation of V Ramchandran, stated All
India DRDA Staff Welfare Association, East Kameng unit.
AALO, Feb 9: In the news items published in various dailies of the state on Feb 8
under headline “Second Edition of Forest Festival gets underway at Aalo, the name
of Hogda Lollen was inadvertently mentioned as Hogda Ete. The mistake is deeply regretted.
Union minister calls for timely submission of fund utilization certificates
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has called for timely
submission of utilization certificates of various centrally sponsored schemes being
implemented in Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the review meeting on the progress of various agri-allied schemes under
Central Govt at CM’s conference hall here today, Singh said that there must enhanced
coordination and synergy of the functionaries of agri-allied departments, KVK scientists,
ICAR, ATMA to boost agri activities in the state. He said that development of
the border state of Arunachal State is on priority agenda of the Central Govt.
All stakeholders must play a proactive role and reach out to the farming community
through farm schools and regular exposure trips so that farmers are trained up on
various know-how and latest technologies, the minister said.
While dwelling on the fishery sector, Singh asked to avail the schemes under National
Fishery Development Board and National Blue revolution so that the fishery sector
can be taken up as sustainable and income generating by the farmers.
Horticulture, dairy and fishery can go long way in the economic empowerment of
the farmers of the state, he added. He said that the Soil Health Card Scheme which
is set to be formally launched will benefit the farmers. The Minister asked the scientists
and officers to adopt villages under their respective areas and guide the farmers.
The Union Minister called upon every stakeholder to work pro-actively for boosting
the agri-allied sector so that the farming community is regularly updated and guided
on agri- technology and inputs. He noted the issue of adequate infrastructure
in the KVKs of the state.
Emphasizing on the need to step up efforts to conserve and promote Mithun and Yak
population, the Union Minister asked for submission of projects in this regard.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki submitted a memorandum for establishment of Cold Water
Fisheries Unit of DCFR (ICAR) in Arunachal Pradesh at Samteng, West Kameng Dist which
he hoped will encourage the common people residing in the mountain region of the
State to adopt cold water fisheries by availing the technical support from the proposed
The CM apprised the minister that a vision document is being prepared by the State
Government with a policy for every sector which will be linked with Niti Ayog.
Earlier, Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein highlighted the immense
potential of the agri-allied sector in the state. Mentioning that the state has
received Krishi Karman Award for three consecutive year, Mein also submitted a
memorandum which included Establishment of Horticulture University, College of
Veterinary Science, enhancement of student enrolment in College of Agriculture, Pasighat,
CAU for AP, special support for conversion of inter-farm foot tracks into gravel
road, (Agricultural Link Road) and other supports to boost the agri-allied sector.
Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture Mutchu Mithi also spoke on the occasion.
A host of dignitaries including Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Director
General, ICAR, Dr. S. Ayyapan, Joint Secretary (Agri) Rajni Sekhri Sibal,GoI, state
Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Commissioner Agriculture, Hage Khoda, Secretary Horticulture
Sudhir Kumar, representatives, officers and scientists from ICAR, KVKS, College of
Horticulture, Pasighat, Agriculture Board who attended the review meeting. DIPR
Large tracts of Poppy cultivation destroyed in Upper Siang, one arrested
YINGKIONG, Feb 9: A panchayat leader has been arrested in Upper Siang for obstructing
Police Personnel and women activists from carrying out an operation to destroy opium
on Feb 7-8.
One Bijon Darin, GP Chairperson of Bine village has been arrested and remanded to
Yingkiong police custody.
Members of Upper Siang Women Welfare Society along with magistrate and a team of
police personnel from Yingkiong are conducting opium destruction operation at Sibuk,
Sikko, Bine and Damro under Geku-Mariyiang constituency.
Poppy cultivation, almost ready for harvest at Lileng, Mopom, Mosut, Pone, Rane,
Sireng, Sipong were destroyed on 7 and 8 February last.
During the process of destruction of poppy cultivation, few owners, aggrieved at
the damage, challenged the team by physically assaulting two women activists. The
women escaped with minor injuries due to help and protection from the police personnel
present at the area. The aggrieved poppy field owners also pelted stones and damaged
three vehicles and later the roads were also blocked to stop the further movement
of the team.
Despite obstacles from the local people, the team of Upper Siang Women Welfare Society
led by President Mekem Nopi and Secretary Oma Pertin with full support from the police
team and magistrate have been successful in destruction of large tracts of poppy
The hundred member strong team was headed by Magistrate Pandav Perme, CO Katan and
Atan Taki, OC, accompanied by N. Sora ASI, T. Samyor ASI and K Dameng ASI of Yingkiong
of police station. DIPRO
Rijiju campaigns for BJP in Liromoba by-polls
Itanagar, Feb 9: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has appealed
to the people to vote BJP to victory in the February 13 by-election to Liromoba assembly
seat in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing two election rallies at Darak and Kamba circles yesterday in support of
party candidate Bai Gadi, Rijiju maintained that winning of the BJP candidate would
send a strong message to the Centre, party sources said here today.
Calling for change and faster development, the minister said the Centre had a soft
corner for the state and several major projects were in pipeline.
Rijiju also addressed two election rallies at Liromoba and Yomcha on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the party in a communiqué today blamed the Congress for allegedly conspiring
to dismantle the pandal at Kamba which was constructed for an election rally to be
addressed by Rijiju on Saturday.
"Participation in democratic process is a fundamental right of every citizen and
election campaign is part and parcel of the process. Preventing or trying to prevent
someone from campaign is a corrupt electoral practice", the communiqué said.
"The supporters of rival candidates or the party have committed such an electoral
offence for which the Chief Electoral Officer should take action on the party candidate,"
the communiqué said.
"It is also a matter of concern that there has been a breach of law and order problem
and security lapses.
Therefore, all those who are connected with covering of security for the smooth election
campaign of the union minister should be taken to task for their lapses in providing
full proof arrangement," the party said.
"The star campaigners of the party should be provided all necessary security in their
place of stay and venues of rally," it added.
Nyishi, Bodo bodies come together to cement state border ties
Itanagar, Feb 9: Members from Nyishi Elite Society (NES), East Kameng Social Welfare
and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO), All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) and All Bodo
Students Union (ABSU) came together to pledge peace and amity in the border areas
NES President Bengia Tolum was invited as the chief guest this year to the conference
who came along with a team led by Chairman EKSWCO, Khya Safar Pao, President ANYA
Biri Kakum and members of Nyishi Nyem Acham.
Yesterday's meet was held to commemorate the peace committee formed in 2002 consisting
of members from both communities to maintain social harmony and peaceful co-existence
and hold peace talks alongside the border.
The Nyishi and Bodo community leaders advocated the need to uphold brotherhood and
communal harmony by fostering the age-old ties.
Thousands of visitors and participants went to the meet that was also aimed at promoting
cultural exchange. Hundreds of volunteers stood guard to welcome the visitors with
The three day conference, having concluded yesterday, called for total revolution
for total change alongside the Arunachal-Assam border and conducted a national level
seminar that discussed issues related to education, socio-economic problems and land
While applauding the ABSU for organising the conference Tolum said, individual peace
comes from overall peace in the society." He further suggested ABSU to set up a coordinating
body to help both communities at times of crisis and not just confined to peace talks.
President ABSU, Promod Boro chaired the conference and welcomed the delegates from
Arunachal with friendliness. PTI
Pathetic BSNL service irks consumers
PASIGHAT, Feb 9: Expressing concern over the worsening Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(BSNL) cell phone services, the consumers have alleged that the Central Government
was allowing the BSNL services to deteriorate for paving the way for privatisation
of the central government enterprise.
Network congestion in BSNL has become a major headache for the Cell-One subscribers
in East Siang and other adjoining areas. ‘Disruption of network and internet service
is a common phenomenon in the areas like Ruksin, Pasighat and Pangin, Boleng and
other hilly areas and even having a cell phone recharged is a big problem for them
as the process is clumsy and the server remains down most of the time,” the aggrieved
The officials of BSNL pointed towards the weak transmission system as prime cause
of the poor service. Officials admitted that the BSNL authority is yet to introduce
hi-tech data transmission system in the base stations. The BSNL authority is yet
to upgrade the existing G.Hartz Analogue (operating) system to Digital system, which
is causing a major impediment in providing smooth GSM and other network services.
The existing transmission connectivity in the state has been provided under Eastern
Telecom Region (ETR) through Sepakhowa (Tinsukia) of Assam through. The ETR includes
Sikkim, Bihar and other NE states.
According to officials, weak transmission system, lack of ‘Inter-district transmission
route’ in the state and frequent cutting of the mainline cable (by miscreants) in
Assam are the reasons for interruption of BSNL service.
Sources said that over Rs 45 crore meant for monthly bill against BSNL Landline,
WLL and other services is remained unpaid in the state. Non- payment of bill and
stealing of cable has caused halt in service in many transmission stations.
As of now, the BSNL has 11 transmission stations in East Siang district covering
more than 24,000 GSM and around 2,000 WLL subscribers, which are not enough to meet
the rising demand. The BSNL authority is all set to launch some other additional
transmission stations at Rotte Libang, Kebang and Mebo areas in the district to met
the raising the consumers demand.
PPA calls for more NE representatives in RS
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today advocated for more representatives
in Rajya Sabha to reduce the gap between the North East region and rest of the country.
Addressing the party meeting on the “racial discrimination in India’, PPA general
secretary Kaling Jerang without mentioning the recent controversy over BJP’s vision
document calling people from the North-East “immigrants” said that “there is a clear
history of misunderstanding, misrecognition between the North East and rest of India
because of various asymmetries at work concerning the region.”
The PPA observed that the erroneous use of terms like migrants, immigrants against
the people of the North East region is because of cultural asymmetry. “It is not
just one party, it is the case with most parties, as shown by the attacks on students
of the North East. This is a major issue that needs to be tackled,” said Jerang.
Pointing out the political asymmetry, the party said it is because of the smaller
representation in Parliament from the North East region where each state has only
one or two representatives. Jerang said that smaller state should have larger representation
in the Upper House of Parliament, as is the case in America, where smaller states
are protected. Because of this smaller presentation not much weight is given to the
The party further said that the political and cultural asymmetry have been intensified
by resources asymmetry, where the North East has been implicitly treated as ‘resources
catchment’, beginning with forests, tea, oil, coal of Assam and recently that of
Hydro Power in Arunachal Pradesh.
CM does nothing for home constituency: ASYF
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The All Sagalee Youth Federation (ASYF) of Papum Pare district today
staged a peaceful dharna against the state government on alleged apathy towards its
area in the developmental fronts. Holding banners and placards sizeable number of
volunteers gathered at Tennis Court Indira Gandhi Park here today.
ASYF is demanding seven points charter of demand which include immediate establishment
of State Bank of India at Sagalee Sub-Division, establishment of Sub-Treasury Office,
making all mobile towers functional, establishment of fire station, setting up of
a petrol depot, posting of adequate medical officers (doctors) and establishment
of Jawahar Navodya Vidalaya and Vivekanda Kendra Vidyalaya etc.
Speaking to the media persons, ASYF president Teli Naga said that the authorities
have failed to address the issue despite repeated pleas and several representations.
ASYF president added that Sagalee Sub-Division has been neglected in all developmental
fronts. He alleged that Chief Minister Tuki does nothing for the Sagalee Sub-Division
and claimed that people of the area has been deprived in many spheres. “Charity should
begin at home first; the CM should look into our grievances” Naga retorts.
Chief Minister Tuki represents Sagalee Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative
Assembly. The federation further stated that Sagalee Sub-Division is yet to see the
SBI bank and Fire Station.
“In case of an emergency how can the authorities act upon, as they are ill-equipped”
said a youth over the lack of fire station at Sagalee.
The ASYF also claimed that the mobile towers erected in the area are non-functional
leading to poor network; it urged that government to immediately address the issues.
The federation also threatened to intensify its democratic movement if the government
fails to fulfill their demands.
The district administration has deployed its officers and police personnel including
fire brigade to monitor the situation. However, no untoward incident has been reported
during the course of the dharna.
Be ready to serve people in emergency situation: Dr.Nishing to doctors
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: State Health Service Director, Dr. K Nishing has called upon the
doctors and paramedical workers to be prepare to serve the people during emergency
and critical situation. Terming the personnel of health department as life givers
and savers, he called upon the doctors to have proper knowledge of emergency management
and learn more in their noble profession to become experts. Dr. Nishing was addressing
the inaugural function of the five days training programme on ’’Emergency Health
Preparedness and Response” which started at ATI Naharlagun today.
Altogether 26 beneficiaries including 5 doctors are attending the programme being
is being conducted for doctors and para-medical workers of health department under
sponsorship of Dept of Personnel & Training, Govt of India.
“Learning is a never ending process and doctors and nurses should go on learning
with the help of new technologies to face multifold disaster threats that human being
are facing with. The timely intervention in emergency cases will reduce the magnitude
of loss of lives and properties during disasters. So, every trained person should
act swiftly in such situations which will reduce the quantum of loss and damages,”
the health director said.
In his address, ATI Director Pate Marik said that disaster does not differentiate
between rich or poor, male and female and black and white. It is a common enemy for
all human beings, animals and nature. Therefore, the people connected with disaster
management like health, home department and NGOs should be equipped with latest information
how to face and response during emergencies.
The course Director-Cum-main resource person, Dr. Lobsang Jampa and Course Coordinator-
cum-Asstt. Director Training, Nani Khambo also spoke on the occasion.
Farmers training camp conducted at Sumsing village
YINGKIONG, Feb 9: One day Farmers Training camp was conducted at Sumsing village
on February 7 last under Agriculture Technology Mission Agency (ATMA) Upper Siang
On the inaugural day, the District Agriculture Officer, Ote Darin advised and encouraged
the farmers to be hardworking, self-reliant and dedicated to produce agricultural
products like – rice and cash crops like Ginger, Tumeric, Tea, Large Cardamom etc.,
vegetables like Potato, Tomato, King chili and others whichever is suitable in their
area after getting proper training, learning from the technical resource persons.
Darin informed the trainees that now a days there is limited scope of getting department
schemes, contract works and government jobs, Now agricultural cash crops is the only
alternative left with the farmers, villagers, unemployed youths to enhance their
income and to boost up the rural economy.
Public Relation Officer, O Pertin advised the villagers to gear up for cultivation
of Cardamon, Kiwi, Tea, Orange, Potato etc. which remains as the most suitable alternative
means and ways to replace opium cultivation especially in Mariyang-Geku area.
ADO Menya Ete imparted training on Ginger, Turmeric, Potato, Tomato, King Chilli
and other varieties of vegetables and explained about how to sow, nurture, manure,
control pests for good production.
During interaction hour some of the farmers said that Sumsing area is suited for
cultivation of almost all the cash crops but the main problem faced by them is the
fencing material to protect the crops from the destruction and damages caused by
The ASM of the village, Orik Paron appealed the District Agriculture Officer to obtain
sanction from the government for providing sufficient quantity of fencing materials
and also seedlings as more numbers of farmers have started cultivation of cash crops
as an alter alternative to opium.
Meanwhile, the DAO assured to communicate the DHO about fencing materials for large
cardamom and orange garden to take up the matter with the state government.
Altogether, 45 farmers participated in the day long training camp. DIPRO
2nd State Level CM's Trophy Tournaments begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The second state level football and volleyball tournament (for both
men and women) for Chief Minister's Trophy began at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy
(SLSA) playground near here today.
Barring the newly created Kra Dadi district, teams from all the 18 districts and
teams from Capital Complex are participating in the competition.
Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Employment Minister Wanglin Lowangdong,
who declared the competition open, said that the principal objective of the CM's
Trophy tournament was to identify rural sports talents and groom them.
While praising the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki's various initiatives and efforts for
development of sports sector in the state, Lowangdong gave emphasis on creating basic
sports infrastructure in every district to realize the dream of making Arunachal
a sports power.
Sports and Youths Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya said sports foster
brotherhood, inculcate disciplines among players and develop leadership quality.
Briefing the motto of launching of the CM's Trophy, Saaya said this tournament is
not only aiming to expose rural sports talents but channelize the abundant youth
energies for betterment of the society.
Saying that winning or losing is part and parcel of any game, he asked the participating
players to maintain utmost discipline and sportsman spirit throughout the tournament.
Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Dani Salu, Director DK Dinglow and officers and
officials from sports department attended the inaugural ceremony.
Altogether 1020 participants 456 Men players, 456 Women players, 76 team officials
and 32 technical officials from 19 District including Capital Complex Itanagar will
be taking part in this 12 days sports extravaganza.
Capital Complex beat Kurung Kumey 3-0 in men's opening football match today. The
football match was officially kicked off by Director, Sports & Youth Affairs DK Dinglow
in the evening session.
The volleyball matches will start from February 13.
The final of football match will be played at RG Stadium, Naharlagun on February
20. Altogether 1020 participants, including 456 men, 456 women players, 76 team officials
and 32 technical officials will be taking part in the 12 days sporting extravaganza.
Yesterday Arunachal women archers’ team created history by winning the maiden gold
medal for Arunachal Pradesh in National Games. Team comprising of Sorang Yumi, Genung
Tekseng, Maselu Mihu and Netan Drema Khrimey beat Punjab in the final of the Women’s
Olympic Team Event to win Gold medal in the 35th National Games at Jawaharlal Nehru
Stadium, Ernakulam, Kerala. The achievement of Arunachal women archers’ team is awe-inspiring.
Enroute to the final, the young archers defeated accomplished team like Jharkhand
in quarterfinal and Andhra Pradesh in Semifinal. Along with people of Arunachal,
their achievement has been hailed even by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. If they keep
performing well, the young archers have every chance to represent country at various
international events. Their achievement shows that if properly supported, the sportsperson
of state can bring laurel to the state. Despite tall talk by government, the budding
sportsperson of the state are yet to receive proper support. The department of sports
and youth affairs should revamp their programme and policies. They will have to provide
strong back-up to the budding sportsperson of the state. Arunachal should learn something
from Manipur in this regard.
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Cricket and money
The way in which Team India have been mauled by Australia in recently concluded series,
tri series and world cup warm up matches indicates that our cricketers are obsessed
only with money and fame. They are neither well motivated nor mentally prepared to
take on the Australian soil. By spending so much money on them, we are simply wasting
money. This money could have been used for the uplift of the poor people in the country.
Half of the children in India are malnourished, the money being spent on cricket.
I sincerely believe, should now be spent on alleviating poverty and backwardness.
When our glamorous cricketers bring for us only disgrace, what is the use of spending
so much money in them? They are getting publicity for no reason. The media should
also play its role responsibly. Most of the advanced nations do not play cricket.
England and Australia are exceptions; cricket has its origin in England.
I think we should now focus on other games and sports so that we can bring home a
handsome tally of medals from Asian games, common wealth games and Olympics. Cricket
is not the only game that can make the nation proud.
An orphanage on its own
Mission Orphanage located near Sub- Heath Center, Jollang, Itanagar, is being run
by Gyan Mission, a non-profit voluntary organization registered under the Society
Registration Act 1860 concentrating on empowerment, growth and Free and Compulsory
Education of young orphan children without any aid from the Government or a sponsorship
from any sources. The Orphanage is running on personal contribution since its inception.
The vision of the Mission is to ensure selfless humanitarian service towards parentless
children, handicapped, widows, Old Age people, and drug addict among others. This
is an initiative wherein we try to empower downtrodden and unemployed youth and the
Gyan Mission has made it possible for many people to flourish.
Earlier, the Orphanage was accommodated at Chimpu inside the campus of the Directorate
Mining on rented basis.
28thAug 2013 was a great turning point in the history of the Gyan Mission as it was
gutted in fire. The administration and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh have no
heart to feel the grievances of these orphan kids. No organization came forward to
raise voice for the compensation for these orphan kids except the Green Pioneer.
Gyan Mission Orphanage reconstructed the burnt house without any contribution.
On 15th Dec 2012, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with his ministerial team visited
Gyan Mission Orphanage and promised to release Rs 10,000,00 (Ten Lakh) as a grant
to the Mission but the assurance have not been fulfilled.
After a long wait since the government assurance of money, we have finally purchased
a land by on self help basis. With great hope and expectation, the Mission has applied
for LPC (File no: DC/ICC/LPC- 63/2014, dated 13th Sept 2014) at the office of the
The DC has kept the file as decoration in his table since the last five months despite
grant of NOC from the Forest Department.
I want to know from the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex, Itanagar and the State
Government of Arunachal Pradesh why I am being harassed for working selflessly for
the downtrodden in A.P. With such nature of the Government of A.P, no individual
or organisation would be able to reach their full potential.
If the Government of A.P spends several months to dispose one file, we cannot hope
for development which it deserves so much.
Yasi Nalo Sonam
Gyan Mission/ Gyan Mission Orphanage
This is regarding "hello doctor" a live phone in programme conducted by AIR Itanagar.
In one of its episodes, they programme focussed on hepatitis.
I appreciate the concern authority for broadcasting such programme for public interest
as many callers from Aalo to Longding, even from Assam were asking questions and
clearing their doubts regarding Hepatitis disease.
But unfortunately, as far as i could make out the programme was not allowed to be
finished. The episode didn't have any conclusion.
When the host and the doctor were discussing on the topic, suddenly without any
closing announcement, an announcer was on air telling us to listen to some hindi
As an avid listener, I would like to suggest the concern authority to avoid such
We need a branch
This is regarding problems faced by the people of Geku circle of Upper Siang due
to the absence of SBI Service.
Geku comprises of 17 villages with an approximate population of population of about
20,000 . The nearest and lone SBI of the district is in Yingkiong which is located
at a distance of 43 km. It takes 3 hours to travel due to bad condition of road.
Besides there is no proper transport service which makes it difficult for the inhabitants
of Geku to avail banking service in case of emergency.
Therefore, I request the concern authorities and local MLA to look into the matter
seriously and open a SBI branch in Geku as soon as possible.
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