ITANAGAR, Feb 21: A joint 12 hours intensive checking was conducted at Midphu check
gate today in which varieties of wild meat were recovered and seized. The seized
items include ten KGs of Hog deer meat, 5kgs of Neel Gai, six squirrels, 3 birds,
one wild fawl and two porcupines. They were later burnt.
The checking was headed by DFO Banderdewa with teams of Range Officers, staff of
Banderdewa Forest Divison and Police Personnel of Doimukh Police Station, according
to an information from Mito Rumi, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Banderdewa Forest
NE to be organic hub
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre was planning to convert
North East into an 'Organic Hub' of the country to boost agriculture and horticulture
production keeping in view its conducive agro-climatic condition and has proposed
establishment of six new agriculture universities in the region.
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Reacting to a news item appeared in this daily of February 17 issue
wherein it was stated that a person in Lohit district was arrested for extorting
money in the name of All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU), the AMSU appealed to all concerned,
including Govt agencies to refrain from releasing such press statement without knowing
the real facts and the detailed information of incident which may malign the image
of the students’ union. Clarifying on the news item, AMSU in a release informed that
one Nima Lama (Tamang) aged about 20 years and a resident of Telluliang village of
Tezu was caught by the general secretary of AMSU after he was found collecting money
from shopkeepers in Tezu Bazar on December 21, 2014. The AMSU general secretary rushed
to the spot along with the general secretary of All Lohit District Students Union
(ALDSU) after he was being informed of the incident by the Tezu Bazar Secretary,
the release said.
The extortionist was later handed over to Tezu Police Station. A case (Case/No. 118/14)
has also been registered against the culprit U/S 284 IPC at Tezu Police Station,
who is still under judicial custody, the release informed. (Note: The news item appeared
in this daily under heading “CS reviews action taken…” was published based on report
718 benefitted from AR health camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Altogether 718 patients were benefitted from the free health camp
organized by the 1st Assam Rifle at Holam village under the Civic Action Programme
today. A team of doctors including District Medical officer and paramedical staff
actively participated in the camp wherein the people from villages like Chasa, Khoathong,
Longo, old & new Paniduria, Noksa and Bera were offered free health check up and
Earlier, while inaugurating the camp, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi lauded
the effort of 1st Assam Rifle and advised the villagers to avail the opportunity
as the health care delivery was provided free of cost at doorstep. The patients were
also provided free lifting and dropping from their villages.
Recreational activities like volleyball and dance competitions were also organized
to mark the occasion, according to an official release.
DAPORIJO, Feb 21: Tamin Elite Society (TES) distributed relief materials like utensil,
blanket and rice to all the fire victims of PI colony. TES members also conducted
fire safety awareness programme and appealed the people to take care of electrification.
It said, short circuit due to improper electrification is the major cause of fire
accident in the town.
AYO demands release of pending salaries, bills
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) has demanded the state Govt
to immediately release the pending salaries of contractual employees under the NRHM
and the SSA.
In a representation to the chief minister, the organization also demanded the release
of TA/DA/GPF and MR bills of government employees; release of pending bills of contractors
under centrally-sponsored schemes sanctioned prior to two years ago; and payment
of relief funds sanctioned under the NDRF/SDRF to the actual victims, 'instead of
misusing or misappropriating the funds.'
The organization has threatened to launch an agitation if the Govt fails to address
the demands at the earliest.
Regional office of TIPS inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The regional information office (RIO) of Tripura Institute of
Paramedical Sciences (TIPS) was inaugurated at K K Building Complex, D-sector here
in an impressive function today.
The inaugural function was attended among others by Regional coordinator of the TIPS,
Arunachal Pradesh Dr Hang Fao Tesia, TIPS Assistant Professor and admission coordinator
Dr Sabyasachi Chowdhury, Tripura, other faculty members and students.
Chowdhury informed that TIPS is empanelled with the directorate of Medical Education,
Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for five per cent reservation in each course for degree
and diploma for five years.
The TIPS is a joint venture project with the Tripura Govt and is affiliated to Tripura
University (a central university)
Army to conduct free medical camp
MECHUKHA, Feb 21: Continuing its welfare activities for the people of border areas,
the 16-Bihar Regiment is going to organize a free medical camp under its ‘OP SAMARITAN’
at Mechukha Circle from February 23 to 24 next under the aegis of 5-Mountain Brigade.
Apart from basic medical checkup, BP evaluation, Lab facilities, vision checkup,
dental health checkup and routine immunization will be conducted by a team of doctors
The medical camp is being conducted in the wake of Swine Flu menace and complete
eradication of polio and thereby making India a ‘Polio free Nation.’
CYO demands judicial enquiry
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) has demanded for judicial
enquiry over road mishap which killed a student named Biki Somi near Akasdeep here
on February 18, morning involving a PCR patrolling car. In a letter addressed to
the home minister CYO also demanded for ex-gratia for victim’s family at the earliest.
EK BJP Unit seeks restoration of APST bus service
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: East Kameng District BJP Unit appealed to the deputy commissioner
for early restoration of Seppa to Chayangtajo APST bus service. In a representation
to the DC Seppa, EK BJP unit claimed that due to unknown reason the service has been
discontinued. A private run Tata Sumo is the only form of communication for general
public. It also requested the district authority to ensure that BSNL mobile erected
at Domdila Tajo becomes functional. Claiming that government staffs remain off the
station, BJP unit requested the DC to take strict action against the staffs found
absent from their posting places. It also demanded for expedition of construction
of Seppa-Chayangtajo road.
BCIF questions AAPSU-ANSU
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) has questioned
the integrity of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and All Nyishi Students
Union (ANSU) for their ‘mercurial stand’ on construction of Greenfield airport. BCIF
reacted at the organizations for demanding to clear hurdles to expedite construction
of Greenfield airport at Hollongi after meeting with officials of Airport Authority
of India and civil aviation in New Delhi which was facilitated by MoS Kiren Rijiju.
Flaying AAPSU and ANSU, the Forum claimed that both students’ organisations also
made similar statement while lobbying for construction of airport at Karsingsa in
May 2013. The forum further questioned the motive behind supporting the state government.
It also asked the organisations to concentrate on working for the welfare of the
students’ community rather than land affected people who are demanding compensation.
JNC organizes “Glory Run”
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Commemorating the golden jubilee celebration, the Jawaharlal Nehru
College (JNC) Pasighat organized a “Glory Run” at Pasighat yesterday which saw participation
of teachers, students, public leaders, local dwellers, officers and officials.
The run was flagged off by JNC Principal Tayek Talom Pasighat town and culminated
at JNC Lower Campus playground.
Later, sports events and literary competitions including Inter- College essay competition
on the topic “India Towards Magnificence” and the Inter- College &Inter -school painting
competitions on “Tribal Reflections” & “Arunachal-A scenic Paradise’’ respectively
were also conducted at JNC campus.
Tap immense hydel potential: Modi tells Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the people of the state
to harness the immense hydel power potential of Arunachal.
Addressing a huge crowd at IG Park, Itanagar on the occasion of the 29th Statehood
day, the Prime Minister cited the examples of how Nepal and Bhutan were harnessing
hydropower to transform their economy, and how Himachal Pradesh had done the same
Modi in his earlier addresses in the state as Prime Minister in waiting had opposed
construction of power projects in the state, if people do not agree to it.
"I have a dream of providing 24-hour electricity to the people of the country for
which power have to be generated," Modi said.
He said Arunachal Pradesh could provide electricity to the entire country and called
for development of the state's hydel potential, simultaneously giving proper compensation
to people who get displaced by hydro projects.
Meanwhile, the PM asked the state government to ensure judicious utilisation of the
plan allocation while assuring more funds saying that both the Centre as well as
the state government are accountable to the people on fund utilisation.
"There is no dearth of funds....but the respective state governments of the region
should ensure judicious utilization of all Central funds," he said and added that
he had directed all his ministers to visit the North East states twice in a month
to oversee development initiatives undertaken and study the problems of the region.
Indian Railways connect Arunachal with New Delhi
Itanagar, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off through remote control
the AC Express Train between Naharlagun and New Delhi and the Intercity Express between
Naharlagun and Guwahati besides dedicating to nation the 21.75 km long broad gauge
railway track between Naharlagun in Arunachal and Harmuti in Assam’s Lakhimpur district
on Friday to mark the 29th statehood day of Arunachal.
Describing the new trains as a "special gift" to the people of the state on the occasion
of 29th Statehood Day, Modi said that with the new train linking the state capital
and the national capital, tourism industry would flourish soon enabling visitors
from different parts of country.
Modi, said "Arunachal Pradesh is getting both ‘gati’(momentum) and ‘urja’ (energy)
He said the Centre had earmarked Rs 4,200 crore for the railway project in the state
besides Rs 3,200 crore for the power transmission project.
He also laid the foundation stone of a 132 KV power transmission and distribution
system project and unveiled the Itanagar Water Supply project.
"I am pained to note that 60 years were taken by Independent India to provide safe
drinking water to the people of the state capital," he said.
While stressing on tourism and infrastructure development in the region, Modi said
that the plan size for the entire North East for the year 2014-15 has been pegged
at Rs 53,000 crore.
The PM also inaugurated the Festival of Arunachal and released a souvenir of the
festival and a coffee table book “In Search of Solace” of the department of tourism,
GoAP on the occasion. PTI
Arunachal celebrates the 29th Statehood Day
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the 29th Statehood Day on Feb 20 with
numerous events across the state. Peoples Awards were presented to different individuals
and organisations in recognition of their immense contributions in the fields of
education, health and agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry etc on the occasion
of Statehood Day.
KOLORIANG: While unfurling the National Flag, Kurung Kumey District Deputy Commissioner
Mamata Riba emphasized on the need for proper implementation of various flagship
programmes. Riba called upon the Panchayat leaders and public to extend cooperation
with the district administration for the benefit of common masses and to make Koloriang
as one of the most beautiful district Headquarters of the state.
BALIJAN: The Statehood day was celebrated at ADC Hq Balijan in a befitting manner.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, II Batt and Ganga constituency ZPM Techi
Mecha asked all the officers of various department to work in a coordinated manner
for development of the area.
Yupia: The 29th Statehood Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at Yupia. Tai
Kaye, Deputy Commissioner unfurled the national flag amidst gathering of officers,
PR leaders, ITBP jawans, Police personnel, GBs, Students, Youths and villagers.
Highlighting the achievements of the district in various fields, he said that Papum
Pare district will become one of the most developed districts in days to come.
Main attraction of the day was the mock drill demonstration of disaster management
by ITBP troops in their full man and machines which kept the audience spell bound.
They demonstrated on how rescue and relief operations are carried out during any
Meanwhile, DC gave away the People’s Award comprising a silver medal and Commendation
certificates to one medical Officer, staffs of DC Office and a Progressive farmer
for rendering meritorious service in their respective fields.
Seppa: The day was celebrated at Seppa, East Kameng as DC Sandeep Kumar Singh hoisted
the national Flag amidst huge gathering.
DC Singh said that in the last 29 years, there have been radical changes in all fronts.
He appealed the people to preserve traditions & culture, language and not to get
lost in the midst of modernization. He called on the people to unit together, keeping
aside petty differences in the name of caste, creed for all round development.
PASIGHAT: The Day was celebrated in all the administrative centers across East Siang
with great pomp and show by holding an array of cultural events. At Pasighat general
ground, East Siang Deputy Commissioner In-charge Ruchika Katyal (ADC) hoisted the
Katyal called upon the people to maintain peace and tranquility, cultural heritage,
flora and fauna and livestock of the district which are pre-requisites for every
development. Let us work to enhance the living standard of the people with utmost
sincerity and devotion. After attaining Statehood, the state has touched remarkable
height on development front and East Siang district in particular has been contributing
in all spheres of development in the process, she said.
Apart from traditional dances, school students presented patriotic group dances and
an archery competition was organized to mark the occasion. The annual souvenir “ARSI
(Vol: xxiv)” published by the Central Solung Festival Celebration Committee’14, Pasighat
was released. She gave “People’s Award-15” to thirty-one personalities for their
At Pangin: With rest part of the State, the people of Siang District also celebrated
the 29th Statehood Day with great enthusiasm. The Deputy Commissioner Dr. N. Lego
unfurled the national flag and appealed the citizens to cooperate with District Administration
for speedy development extending their full cooperation in implementing all developmental
schemes and projects.
RUKSIN: The 29th Statehood day was celebrated at Ruksin by mass plantation at new
ADC Office complex. After plantation, ceremonial flag was hoisted by the ADC T.Pada
, followed by traditional arrow shooting competition among the Gaon Burhas(GBs)
of Ruksin Sub Division.
CHANGLANG: Changlang celebrated day in a befitting manner. Zilla Parisad Chairperson,
Marina Kenglang unfurled the tricolor amidst huge gathering.
Addressing the gathering she highlighted various ongoing developmental activities
in the district and hoped that after completion of projects, it will alter the fate
of the district while appealing the executing agencies to expedite the work sincerely
and maintain quality. She conveyed her heartfelt thanks to all and sundry for their
Later, the ZPC inaugurated exhibition stall put in place by various departments and
Self Help Groups of numerous villages.
A football match and rally on Swachh Bharat Mission by department of PHED were other
MECHUKHA: The 29th Statehood Day was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at Mechukha,
headquarters of Mechukha Sub-Divison in West Siang, along with rest of the state
The national flag was hoisted by Khandu Philley, Galling-Mecuhkha ASM, and Guard
of honour was given by APP Jawans at Mechukha general ground on the occasion.
To mark the celebration altogether 15 officers/officials/individuals were awarded
with ‘People’s Award-2015’ for their selfless service rendered to the area in particular
and state in general.
AALO: The 29th Statehood Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at General Football
Talong Taggu, former MLA unfurled the national tricolor and called all to march ahead
hand in hand without any discrimination for peace and prosperity of Arunachal.
Attractive cultural shows were presented by different tribes residing at Aalo. Consumer
Awareness Exhibition Stall was put up on the occasion by ACLM Aalo to generate much
needed awareness on consumer’s right and duties. In the Inter Departmental Volleyball
final match APP outclassed IRBN in three straight sets to lift the trophy.
KHONSA: Along with the rest of Arunachal Pradesh, the 29th Statehood Day was celebrated
at Khonsa with various programmes. Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi said that
the day marked the unification of people from all walks of life in the state to build
a strong, vibrant and self-reliant Arunachal Pradesh. He opined that the real development
should emanate from the districts adding that Tirap district was making rapid strides
in all spheres. He expressed concern over land encroachment in Khonsa Township and
asked the residents to report to the district administration if they come across
cases of land encroachment.
BOMDILA: The 29th Statehood Day was celebrated at Buddha Stadium. Deputy Commissioner,
A.K. Singh urged the denizens to strive for development of Arunachal Pradesh.
The event was marked by colorful cultural programme and football match between DC’s
XI v/s Public XI. The Public XI emerged as winner with 3-1.
YINGKIONG: With rest part of the State, the people of Upper Siang District also celebrated
the 29th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh with great enthusiasm.
Remo Kamki, Deputy Commissioner unfurled the national flag at General ground. In
his brief speech, Kamki traced back to the constitutional and administrative development
of present Arunachal Pradesh- from North-East Frontier Tract to North-East Frontier
Agency,(NEFA) and to the present stage of Statehood. The Deputy Commissioner thanked
the senior citizens, public leaders, PRI members and Gaon Buras for extending full
cooperation to the government officers and officials in implementing all developmental
activities and to achieve the common goal of making Upper Siang a model district
in the State. The major highlights of the day long programme were Games & Sports
competition and Folk dance competition by cultural troupes from various tribes of
Arunachale Pradesh as well as from Non Arunachalee communities residing in the District.
NAMSAI: The National flag was unfurled by RK Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Namsai
on the 29th Statehood Day which was celebrated at Namsai HQ.
Sharma acknowledged the tremendous efforts of the leaders and sacrifices of many
known and unknown personalities who had played significant roles in the formation
of the beautiful Frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh. The People’s Award instituted
by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to personalities /organizations etc for excellence
in various sectors were given away on the Occasion by the Deputy Commissioner.
Exhibition stalls by Dept. of PHED, ICDS, Disaster Management, Horticulture, Agriculture
ATMA, NGOs were the added attraction of the day.
NEW DELHI: New Delhi got a whiff of Arunachal’s air as the national flag was unfurled
at Arunachal Bhawan by the Resident Commissioner, V Abrraham to mark the statehood
day. All the officers and officials from various departments working in Bhawan attended
In his speech, Abrraham urged all the staff to be dedicated towards their work and
serve the state with utmost dedication.
An informal meeting was held after the event where the RC along with Additional RC,
Jigmi Choden and Deputy Resident Commissioners, Sangit Dubey and Marto Bagra heard
the grievances of the staff and assured to try and find a solution for them.
TEZU: The Statehood Day was celebrated at Jubilee Ground, Tezu with much fanfare.
The National Flag was unfurled on the occasion by Deputy Commissioner Dr. B.M.Mishra
amidst huge gathering of Government officials, Panchayat members, Goan Burahs, school
students, public etc. Cultural programmes and games and sports were also conducted
on the day.
Deputy Commissioner addressing the gathering said that a new era of development has
transcended upon Arunachal Pradesh with the railway connection. More developments
will follow up with the development of road and air connectivity in Tezu in particular
and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole. By January 2016 the Airport in Tezu will be functional,
he informed. He also informed that a world class sports stadium will soon be constructed
in Tezu which will be named after the Late Sobeng Tayang. He requested everyone to
abstain themselves from drug addictions and other unlawful activities like land encroachment
etc. He appealed to every citizen of Tezu to shoulder the responsibility of development
and take part in the process of making Tezu a developed, beautiful, clean and hygiene
ANJAW: The 29th Statehood Day was celebrated at Hawai district headquarter of Anjaw.
Nyabin Ete, Deputy Commissioner unfurled the National Flag amidst huge gathering.
HE advised the populace of Anjaw to opt for cardamom cultivation instead of opium
as Anjaw is very fertile and suitable for cardamom. He also exhorted and discouraged
the use of polythene bags. He further urged the people not to claim exorbitant land
compensation from the executing agencies/govt for road construction and Hydro power
development and also he requested the general public to construct toilet in every
household. Since Anjaw is the first place to receive the sunrise, the first development
should also starts from here, he said.
BORDUMSA: The statehood day was celebrated with great pomp and show at Bordumsa General
Ground.Six persons were conferred with People's Award 2015 on the occasion. The daylong
celebration was marked by unfurling of National Flag by ZPM Bordumsa, Tongko Singpho.
TAWANG: The 29th Statehood Day was also celebrated at Tawang in which Deputy Commissioner
Abhishek Dev gave brief account of flagship programme of the state government and
the new initiate taken by the District administration under DC’s untied fund. On
the occasion, he also extended his Losar festival greeting to the people of Tawang.
Later, he handed over the people’s award for the district to NGOs, Officers, Education
department, Health department and Urban Development department.
Cultural programmes, PT display and exhibition stalls were the other attraction of
the day. (DIPROs)
Tuki urges Centre for developmental package
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has requested the Centre for providing
developmental packages and establishment of various institutions in the state. CM
Tuki placed and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider a 15-point memorandum
for the rapid growth of the state.
He was addressing a mammoth gathering at IG Park Itanagar along with Prime Minister
Narendra Modi during the 29th Statehood day celebrations.
Detailing the natural resources of the state, the CM stated that Arunachal has 82
percent quality forest, with huge potential in Agriculture and Horticulture both
temperate and tropical, unique geology with high quality reserves of Coal and Oil
in addition to other minerals such as graphite, dolomite, etc., tourism potential,
medicinal plant, the perennial rivers.
Stating that due to institutional bottlenecks – unfavorable policies, protracted
procedure for clearances and perceived low priority region, the resources are yet
to be sustainably harnessed, Tuki said it has resulted in deprivation to the people
of both the State and Nation.
The memo requested for continued support in completion of all projects under the
Prime Minister’s Special Economic Package-2008 and early start of Green Field Airport
in Itanagar, better surface, air communication and telecommunication, proposal for
providing drinking water supply, special package for border infrastructure, hydropower
development and power issues, special package for realizing the Agro-Horticulture
potential, Organic farming, Spice etc. Tea & rubber, setting up of Central Government
Complex (CGO Complex) in Itanagar, master plan for exploration of minerals such as
coal, oil, graphite etc. in Arunachal Pradesh.
Tuki further called for establishment of Sainik school, AIIMS like institution, IIT,
IIM in the State, Regional Centre for Skill Development, three Smart Cities, Regional
Film & Television Institute with comprehensive sports development.
Lastly, the CM appealed for a solution to the issue of Asian Development Bank/World
Bank/Japan International Cooperation Agency and window for alternate funding. Tuki
expressed hope that the Centre would add in for the development initiatives and demands
for a developed Arunachal and a nation.
Earlier highlighting the initiatives of the Government, Tuki detailed on the Chief
Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme, Skill Development and Employment Generation
Programme and decentralization and empowering of local Panchayats and Urban Local
Bodies. Arunachal Pradesh has improved its national ranking in devolution of powers
from 27th to 5th, which is a testimony of our commitment in giving power to people,
Requesting the Prime Minister to provide the state government with the technical
expertise in preparation of the Arunachal Vision 2030 document, Tuki informed that
the state government has recently taken decision to prepare a realistic vision of
the State for the next 15 years and named it the Arunachal Vision 2030 with medium
and long term Development Vision for the state.
Festival of Arunachal: Bookstall of research department draws huge crowd
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The exhibition stall of research publications hosted by Directorate
of research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, has been receiving overwhelming response
in on-going Arunachal festival 2015 being held at I G Park here. The precious books
published by the research department are the outcome of field research since 1951
to promote, preserve and document the culture, custom, tradition, heritage, historical
monument, linguistics wealth contributed by research scholars. The only bookstall
(No 13) in the exhibition enclave succeeded to satisfy the inquisitive thrust of
the book lovers. While visiting the stall, an eminent intellectual and senior APCS
officer Rajeev Takuk termed it as “nice display of books”. ADC to Governor of A.P.
Irak Bagra commented “good initiative and do hope this endeavor continues”. An advocate
Sunil Mow said “good to see all publications and well maintained”. Commissioner of
Govt of AP Belatee Pertin, expressed with prissy note “Brilliantly well displayed
and officials are courteous and polite. Well done”. An official of NHPC Amal Dutta
said “Very attractive stall”.
Orgs decry land allotment to individuals in Dapo daily bazaar
[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Feb 21: More than 30 families which have been earning their livelihood
for last 25 years in the main Daily Bazaar of Daporijo town are going to become jobless
as the process to give land allotment in market area to some individuals is going
Clandestine practice of Govt land allotment to individuals by the authority is very
common in Daporijo for last many years. Due to such practice, there are no more vacant
govt. quarters in the town which needs serious attention of the Govt.
In a complaint letter to Deputy Commissioner, All New Market Daily Bazaar Welfare
Committee has expressed their dismay over the ongoing land allotment process against
the daily bazaar, (plot No 6 at new market) to some vested interested individuals.
This allotment of land will deprive the poor vegetable vendors and their family members
Terming the allotment process as clandestine the Committee condemned the authority
for such ‘illegal practice’ which pave the way for encroachment.
Meanwhile, Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) also condemned such clandestine practice
of land allotment to individuals without the consent of the vegetable vendors. Observing
the sentiments of the public, the TCS appealed the authority to cancel the allotment
process immediately to avoid any untoward situation.
Meanwhile, All Tagin Youth Organization has also registered its anguish and appealed
to the administration to immediately cancel the allotment process and allow the poor
vegetable vendors to continue their livelihood in daily bazaar. The Organization
also threatened to launch democratic movement if the authorities do not pay heed
1st Juvenile Justice Board coordination meeting held
PASIGHAT, Feb 21: A district-level coordination meeting to strengthening the child
protection mechanism under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) and Juvenile
Justice Board (JJB) was held at the DC Office Pasighat Thursday last.
While chairing the meeting, DC In-charge Ruchika Katyal highlighted the role of the
Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on taking proper care and protection of juveniles.
The ICPS is a centrally sponsored scheme aimed at building a protective environment
for children in difficult circumstances as well as other vulnerable children through
Government-Civil Society Partnership. She said that, a Juvenile detained for a crime
is usually brought before a special court/JJB under the Juvenile Justice Act instead
of a regular criminal court. The purpose of a separate court is socio-legal rehabilitation
and reformation not punishment. The aim is to counsel the child to understand their
actions and persuade them to give up criminal activities in the future.
While reviewing the working of the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), she said,
the unit should coordinate and implement all child rights and protection activities.
While dealing with a juvenile, police officer should wear plain cloth instead of
uniform and conduct thorough medical checkup for determination of age and physical
condition. She also instructed the police department to train and deploy woman police
while dealing with a girl, in Juvenile Home.
The Superintendent Onyok Panyang (CDPO) and Child Welfare Officer Mazing Tayeng of
Juvenile Home (JH) raised various difficulties being faced by them due to shortage
of manpower. They also said that there is also need for larger involvement of informal
systems and community based welfare agencies in the care, protection, treatment,
development and rehabilitation of juveniles.
SDO A Pertin, OC N Riba (OC), Incharge DMO Dr. T Gao, DDSE Tani Talom, Dr. LC Darung
(Psychiatrist) and others also shared their experiences and briefed about understanding
of the JJ Act and the ICPS in ensuring child protection. DIPRO
Memorial statue of Oiram Bori unveiled at Oyan village
RUKSIN, Feb 21: Pasighat West MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (Industry) Tatung Jamoh
today unveiled a memorial statue (Liipang) of Babu Oiram Bori, the pioneer of Mising
art and culture, at Oyan village located at Assam-Arunachal boundary here.
Unveiling the stone at Oiram Bori Cultural Complex (Lotta) at Oyan village, Jamoh
said the statue will keep alive the contribution of Oiram Bori towards the Mising
people living in Arunachal and Assam. He urged the local villagers to take proper
care of the memorial stone and opined that the stone of the legendary artist will
inspire youths in preservation of their culture. .
Speaking on the occasion, Oyan Head Gaon Burah, Muhim Pait recalled enormous contribution
of late Babu Oiram Bori, who dedicated his life for promotion of art and culture
of Mising tribe during NEFA days.
According to him, late Oiram Bori had inherent quality in singing and dancing, improved
the melodious ‘Mising Oi Nitom’ and ‘Lo-Le Nitom’.
The newly built rostrum inside Oiram Bori Cultural Complex was also opened by Raju
Medok, an executive councilor of Assam based Mising Autonomous Council.
The programme was followed by a discussion, wherein eminent persons including former
Rajya Sabha MP Nyodek Yonggam, Bogong (Pasighat) ZPM Okom Yosung, Mising Bane Kebang
executive Girin Morang and others delivered speech in favour of preservation of the
tribal cultures through research and proper documentation.
The unveiling programme was conducted by ‘Oiram Bori Trust Committee’ dedicated to
preserve the socio-cultural contributions of Oiram Bori.
The committee led by Dr Rabin Bori has built the statue with a cost of Rs 5 Lakh,
which was funded by East-Arunachal MP Ninong Ering. The trust committee also released
a booklet depicting biography and dedicative works of Oiram Bori.
Born in 1877 at Peneng Oyan, near present Sille Teromile village in East Siang district,
Oiram Bori achieved his primary education at Murkongselek (present Jonai in Assam)
and later he took admission in Middle English school at Sadiya. He took active role
for the development of then Abor Hill district during NEFA rule. The NEFA government,
following supervision of Oiram Bori, prepared projects for construction of motor-able
road between Oyan and Pasighat. He was popularly known as ‘Member Mijing’ in the
During the quit India movement, Oiram Bori was appointed as a member of Area development
council in 1944, by the local authority. He made master plan for the entire Oyang
area by demarcating the boundaries of inter village to avoid future land dispute.
By formation of Murong Okum (community Hall), he insisted on the villagers to hold
development meeting. He breathed his last at Oyan , his native village in 1964.
Capital Complex retain men’s football title
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Capital Complex retained the men's football title in the Chief
Minister's Trophy tournament defeating Lower Subansiri by solitary goal in the final
played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun yesterday.
The winning goal was scored by Gobinso Drai in the second minutes of the play.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, who kicked off the
final match, said that sportspersons are the ambassadors of Arunachal Pradesh in
the games and sports arenas. Stating that the spectators and children look upon them
as their idols, therefore, they must maintain high degree of sportsman spirit.
The Governor called upon the youth of the State and children to take active part
in games and sports. He appealed to guardians and parents to encourage their children
in games and sports.
Highlighting the importance of games and sports, the Governor said that sports facilitate
channelize youth energy for the betterment of society; help them to physically and
"If you are physical and mental fit, you have the highest chance to excel in life.
Moreover, you have a bright future to join the armed forces. Keep fit and join Indian
Armed Forces maintaining the tradition of 'Sentinel of North East', the Governor
Citing recent successes in the national level competition by the sportspersons of
the State, the Governor congratulated the members of Archery Team for the gold medal,
other participants and their family, friends and community for the rear achievement.
He also congratulated other sportspersons who brought laurels in other fields like
weightlifting, badminton, karate and mountaineering.
Chief Minister Nabum Tuki, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Sports and Youth Affairs)
Likha Saaya were present, amongst others, on the occasion.
The trophies and prizes to the winner and runners up will be given away tomorrow
at IG Park here.
Guv XI beat CM's XI in football friendly
Meanwhile, the football friendly match played between Governor's and XI and CM's
XI was won by the former by 2-0 goal.
Secretary (Sports) Danu Salu and STS GM Abu Tayeng scored one goal each in the match.
Mudang Omo and Anung Wangsu win men and women’s mini marathon race
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Mudang Omo and Anung Wangsu won the men and women's mini marathon
race with theme "Run for mission 2030 together we will do it" organized by the Department
of Sports and Youth Affairs as part of the 29th Statehood Day celebration.
Omo clocked 38.07 minute while Anung took 53.42 minutes to win the race in men and
women's category respectively.
T. Tako (38.28 min) and Soma Pao (41.40 min) finished second and third respectively
in men's category.
Soni Nalo (55.26 min) and Anai Wangsu (56.42 min) won the second and third positions
in women's category.
Both Anung and Soni are students of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy and Anai is student
of SAI, SAG centre, Naharlagun.
Besides the top three finishers, consolation prizes were also given to 4th to 10th
position holders of both men's and women's categories.
The race which was flagged at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun by Parliamentary Secretary
(Sports and Youth Affairs) Likha Saaya and Secretary Sports Dani Salu finished at
Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar. Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow, JDSYA
Tadar Appa, Ramesh Linggi and Papum Pare DSO OB Meitei were present during the flagging
169 athletes including 127 men and 42 women participated in the race.