February 24

ILP check by APP

ITANAGAR, FEB 23: The checking of ILP at Yupia railway station is being done by Arunachal Pradesh Police, which had put up police post outside the station. This morning 63 people with valid ILP arrived via Naharlagun-Guwahati intercity train service.

After checking, five people were issued ILP on arrival at the station itself. Railway officials also did not find any ticketless traveler. Further railway authorities assured that they are closely coordinating with state government agencies to ensure that no one enters the state without ILP.   


Strategies to check unfair means

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: In a bid to check unfair means in ensuing Central Board of School Examination (CBSE), the Papum Pare district administration convened a joint coordination meeting with the education department at Yupia today. The meeting was chaired by ADC BJ Duia which was also attended by SP Papum Pare and SDPO Naharlagun. The house resolved to deploy adequate security personnel and magistrate in all the examination centers. The CBSE examination is slated to begin from March 2.


Forum teach rules to law keepers

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The Arunachal Pradesh RTI Forum for State Development lodged complaint with Chief Secretary against three top officers including Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex, Secretary Research and SP Capital Complex for allegedly using red beacon atop their vehicles violating the Supreme Court direction. It further sought disciplinary action against the officers for violating the direction of the apex court.


Polling personnel trained

ROING, Feb 23: Fifty-seven polling personnel have undergone the first phase training on handling of election materials, ballot box and other important aspects of the election duty at Anchal Samity Hall here today. Tage Tado, Project Director, DRDA and Basant Singh, Principal, DIET were the trainers.

The phase-wise training is being organized in view of the by- election to four ZPM seats. DIPRO


Award for Dr. Joram Yalam Nabam

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Dr Joram Yalam Nabam, Assistant Professor, Government Degree College Doimukh has been awarded with Dr U Kiyang Nangbah Award for her three books and literary works on Tribal people of Arunachal. The award was presented to Dr Yalam and five other tribal writers from the country on Feb 21 at New Delhi.

The credit of protection of Khasi, Jaintia traditional institution goes to Dr U Kiyang Nangbah, a social reformer of Meghalaya born in 1835 to a poor farmer family who went on to be a leader in social-literary history of Meghalaya during the British Raj. The award is instituted in Dr U Kiyang Nangbah's name by Ramnika Foundation New Delhi.

Dr Yalam has three books to her credit; 'Nyishi janjati ki samaj bashik Adyayan', 'Shakshi hai peeple' and 'Tani Momen' (On life and times of Abotani).


Ali Aye Ligang celebrated

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Ali Aye Ligang, the main and only festival of Mishing tribe, was celebrated by the people of the community living in Itanagar with much funfare and traditional gaiety with a two day programme at Solung Mopin ground here from Saturday.

Ali- Aye-Ligang is an agriculture-based festival of the Mishings celebrated on the first Wednesday of 'Fagun' (between January and February) month every year. 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.

Various cultural programmes, songs and dance completions, including "Oi nitom", Kaban', 'Gumrag sonam", Mibu daknam, etc were organized to mark the occasion,

Former Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commissioner Nabam Atum, who attended the festival, advised the people of the community, who are also descendents of Abo Tani, to preserve their rich culture and tradition. Saying that festivals provide opportunities to learn from each other about their culture, traditions better and help to create a sense of oneness among various communities, he urged everyone to participate in such festivals. He lauded the people of the community for keeping their culture alive.

Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Tahang Taggu also attended the festival and wished the people a grand and meaningful Ali Aye Ligang celebration.


Nyokum festivities begin at Seppa

Seppa, Feb 23: Nyokum Yullo, an agricultural based festival of Nyishi Community began today with the festival flag being formally unfurled by the Chairman, NYCC Radak Dada amidst a huge gathering at Nyokum Lapang ground, Seppa. He also inaugurated indigenous sports, cultural programme and traditional fashion show.

Later, he released 'Pane Mane' a Nyishi Video album which is produced and directed by Bantaram Gyadi.

All sections of the society turned up attired in traditional dresses to celebrate festival in a grand manner.

The main programme will be held on Feb 26.

Much to the delight of the visitors, various stalls serving local cuisines have been put up at Nyokum Lapang, Seppa. DIPRO


Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday celebrated

AALO Feb.23: The 180th birthday of Sri Ramakrishna was celebrated at Ramakrishna Mission, Aalo on Friday.

Various programmes were organised in the main prayer hall and about 800 well-wishers and admirers of the Mission attended the programme.

The programme started with Vedic chanting and 'stotras' by monks. The life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna was also read out in Hindi and photo exhibition arranged for the visitors.

An elaborate Puja and Homa were performed by the Sadhus and Brahmacharins besides devotional songs by monks, staff and students.

In the evening, special arati was performed along with Sankirtan and bhajans.

Students from non-formal schools from different remote villages attended the programme and sang melodious devotional songs in Adi language befitting the occasion. Presence of students, staff, devotees, well-wishers and Managing Committee members enhanced the felicity of the celebrations. DIPRO


Irregularities in PDS alleged

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: A group of Panchayat leaders of Damin circle has urged the Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner to institute a judicial inquiry into alleged non-supply of PDS items to the Fair Price Shops of Damin area.

In a complaint letter to DC, the Panchayat leaders alleged that though the  APL, BPL and AAY rice under PDS has been released by FCI Ziro,  the FPSs of Damin circle did not receive the PDS items since October 2014 last. Alleging corruption in distribution of PDS, they urged the DC to take appropriate steps for recovery of food grains released by Ziro FCI.


AAPLU demands for cancellation

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Claiming that 10 posts of data entry operator in Department of Transport was recruited without conducting interview, the All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) demanded the Secretary Transport Department to cancel the appointments immediately. In its letter addressed to the Secretary Transport, AAPLU said that data entry operator is technical post and the appointment should be done through fair recruitment process with advertisement of the vacant posts.


Society seeks BSNL tower at Sawa

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The Tungi Welfare Society has demanded for setting up of BSNL tower at Sawa circle in East Kameng district. Pleading the introduction of BSNL service at the circle headquarters, the society informed the General Manager that even though the circle headquarters was established in 1998, it is yet to covered under BSNL service.

In a separate representation to the Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng district, it requested the DC to intervene to end the deadlock of public and contractor so that road project C/o Holling Point to Sawa could be executed at the earliest. The society informed that few people allegedly damaged the machineries of the contractor which has resulted in halting of ongoing formation cutting.


145 appear in Sainik School entrance test

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: A total of 145 candidates from across the state appeared in the entrance test for admission in Class VI and IX in Sainik School, Panglowa, Nagaland by the Directorate of Elementary Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh at Upper Primary School, ESS-Sector here today.

Parveen Verma and Shankarshon Nath from Sainik School, Nagaland were the observer and Obuk Panor was the Nodal Officer for the said entrance test.


Training prog for farmers

KOLORIANG, Feb 23: In all 30 farmers took part in a day-long interactive-cum-training programme being conducted by the ATMA under the agriculture department at Yapa Model village here today.

The training supervised by ADO Kento Siram and AFA Nangram Tukiang, was attended by BTMs Hano Tabyo, Dr. Atoli Bengia, Dr. Koda Bhatt and Mimar Basar as resource persons, who trained the farmers on protection of orange orchard besides explaining about the various disease infecting domestic animals and effective techniques of fish pond construction and fish rearing.


SHG mela

ROING, Feb 23: A Self Help Groups' (SHG) Mela was organised by the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) department as part of the 29th Statehood Day Celebration at the general ground here. A total of ten SHGs took part in the Mela, showcasing their handlooms, handicrafts and other local artifacts. Food items like pickles, local produce and local delicacies were also part of the stalls put up by these SHGs.

This initiative was taken by the department especially to encourage SHGs and provide them with a platform to showcase their talents, said DD ICDS Savitri Khamti.

The Mela was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar in presence of MP (RS) Mukut Mithi and other dignitaries.


Students cry for teachers

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: All Tai Khampti Singpho Students' Union (ATKSSU), in a memorandum, has appealed to the Director of Higher Education to post teachers for higher secondary level students of GHSS, Lathao under Namsai district.

Non-posting of single teacher in the school since it was upgraded to higher secondary level in 2009 is not only adversely affecting the academic studies of students but also threatening their future career, the ATKSSU memorandum said and appealed to the Director to look into the matter seriously and do the needful for early posting of teachers.

The principal of the school has repeatedly been requesting for posting teachers in the school but his pleas have fell on deaf ears, the memorandum said.


SFS College celebrates Parents Day

AALO Feb 23: Attending the Parents' Day celebration by SFS College and School celebrated on Saturday, Aalo East MLA Jarkar Gamlin urged the parents, management and staff to work together to offer best education to the students of the areas to secure their bright future.

Gamlin congratulated the management and staff of SFS Schools and College for imparting quality education to the students.

Rev. Fr. Vipin George, Principal SFS College and Rev. Fr. Genes, principal of SFS School presented a comprehensive report of the various activities and future vision and plan for both College and School. Students who excelled in the university examination were given certificate of merits and cash awards.

The day was marked by unique cultural extravaganza where the students of both SFS College and School exhibited their cultural talents.

The programme was attended, among others, by Medical Officer (ITBP, Aalo) Dr. Suman, parents, advisory board members, local public leaders, govt. officials of West Siang district.


National Games medal winners felicitated

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Sorang Yumi and her team members and coach, who brought laurels to the state by winning medals in the recently held National Games, were accorded a warm reception here on their arrival from Kerala on February 20 by Sorang Welfare Society (SWS) at the residence of Sorang Tania, Niti Vihar here.

The trio of Yumi, Maselu Mihu and Genung Tekseng won a gold medal in Archery in Olympic team event. Yumi, taking part in individual event, also won a silver medal in the Games. The society presented mementos to all the team members as a token of love and in recognition of their achievement.

Coach Ekhashini Devi Singh, who accompanied the team, urged the youth of the state, particularly girls, to take up sports seriously. She also spoke about the importance of games and sports.

The programme was attended by former MLA Takam Sorang, Arunachal Olympic Association Joint Secretary L Marik, SWS president Sorang Tatak and APHPC Ltd's Deputy Managing Director Zara Taw Sorang and all other executive members of the society.


News Impact

Political parties take exception to China’s stance on PM visit

Itanagar, Feb 23: Political parties in Arunachal Pradesh have taken exception to China objecting to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state on February 20 to attend the 29th Statehood Day celebration.

China had opposed the visit of the PM to the bordering state which they termed as 'disputed territory'.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Padi Richo today said that Beijing had forgotten that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.

"It is a fashion of China to object when President or Prime Minister visit our state," Richo said.

The state BJP unit also assailed Beijing for objecting to the PM's visit saying that under any circumstance the neighbouring country cannot oppose the visit of any central leaders to the state.

"We are very happy and proud to be Indian and there is no ambiguity in our status," BJP state president Tai Tagak said.

"A state delegation will visit Delhi soon to take up the issue," Tagak said reiterating his party's stand on the issue. "China should give up its expansionist policy because the world of today does not accept it", Tagak said.

Chinese vice-foreign minister Liu Zhenmin on Saturday summoned India's ambassador to China, Ashok K Kantha to lodge a protest over Modi's visit to the state. PTI



PPA cautions state govt. on utilization of central funds

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The ruling Congress Government in the state might find itself in serious trouble in the days to come as the central government has already warned all the states to maintain strict financial discipline and ensure utilization of the central fund on time, cautioned People's Party of Arunachal (PPA).

Arunachal Government for years has not been able to utilize the plan funds on time and majority of the work departments have also failed to submit the utilization certificate.

Claiming that high scale fiscal indiscipline in the state in terms of misappropriation of funds, the party in release opined that it will be wrong to think that change or shift of political loyalties in tune with the parties ruling in the Centre will solve this big fiscal mess in the state.

Technocrats and bureaucrats working hand in glove with corrupt legislators is one of the main reasons why utilization certificate cannot be submitted on time, and this should be dealt sternly, stated Kamen Ringu, Chairman CWC, PPA in a party meeting on financial status of the state.

The meeting sought the Governor's intervention and systematic enquiries as to why the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes like PMGSY is being halted because of the non-payment of contractors for the last six to seven months.

Strict action should be initiated against any officers responsible for non submission of Utilisation Certificates because of which the state is entangled in a fiscal trap, a situation never faced before in the history of the state," said Ringu.

Because of the failure of the state government to generate its own resources, the state has to wait for receiving funds from the Centre to start implementation of centrally sponsored and Plan fund schemes, added Ringu.



CM talks tough to check revenue pilferage

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Chief Minister NabamTuki has asserted for installation of CCTV and weighing bridges in all the vulnerable checkgates across the state in order to contain revenue pilferage. He was addressing the 3rd Review meeting of Tax & Excise department officers here at Banquet hall today.

Reiterating tough stand towards containing revenue pilferage, CM informed the officers that orders have been passed for increasing the frequency of surprise checking of the check gates and other areas of revenue generation by the mobile squads who have on the spot decision making powers.

He also advised for making use of the fully computerized taxation equipments by providing technical knowhow to the department officers and officials. "This will ensure a better understanding and relation between the business community and the department and will help in easy taxation for the tax payers", CM justified.

He further viewed that the existing monitoring machinery responsible for checking the pilferage need to be strengthened with creating layers of monitoring wings. CM assured to create the required posts as pleaded by the department.

Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise Tapuk Taku advocated for deduction of TDS at the source of funding to increase the revenue generation. He was referring to the reluctance of few DDOs in deducting TDS which had been hampering the revenue collection. The parliamentary secretary further pitched for launching awareness generation campaign amongst the public on tax and its benefits besides, requesting the state government to conduct periodical training for department staffs on tax related programmes.

Earlier, in his keynote address, Commissioner Tax & Excise Marnya Ete while briefly highlighting the problems faced by the department and its staffs requested the CM to create sufficient posts to fill the existing gaps in the district which is one of the reasons for leakage of government revenue. He also requested for a strong ordinance on non-interference in transfer and posting of T&E officers.    



Minister irked over slow progress of NFSA implementation

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mosang took a serious note on the slow progress in implementation of National Food Safety Act (NFSA) 2013 in the state. He called upon various level functionaries of his department to shoulder collective responsibility for smooth and effective implementation of the important Act adding that the state Government is determined to implement it from next financial year. The minister was addressing the review meeting of Food and Civil Supplies department here today.

Presiding over the meeting, Mosang further expressed concern over rampant issuance of special permit of PDS items. He said that PDS food grains were meant for the valid ration card holders only. "There is no provision under PDS control orders and guidelines for issuance of special permits. If any officer issues special permit, he may do so at his own risk." Stressing on the elimination of bogus ration cards, he advised the officers to discharge their duties sincerely and honestly so that PDS rice reach to the targeted consumers in time at affordable price.

Parliamentary Secretary Markio Tado advised that DF&CSOs should make clear action plan in advance for implementation of NFSA-2013. He expressed concern over non-participation of transporters in the tendering process for appointment of PDS carriage contractors due to non-payment of HTS bills by FCI over the past 7 years.   

State level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee Chairman Toko Anil said that responsibility for implementation of any Government scheme rest with the field level officers. He asked DFCSOs to hold mandatory circle, Block and District level vigilance committee meetings on quarterly basis and report to be submitted to state level vigilance committee.       

Earlier, Secretary Food & Civil Supplies Gamli Padu explained the aim and objective of the meeting and challenges faced by the department. He asked all DFCSO's to complete digitization of beneficiary data base by 15th March 2015 a part of end to end computerization of TPDS scheme. Unless digitized data base are uploaded in the website of the department no subsidized food grains will be allocated to state Government by GoI.

Director (F&CS) Liyon Borang asked DFCSOs to submit utilization certificates and HTS bills on time. He advised them to go through the guidelines and control orders issued from time to time.



APSCW express concern at lack of facilities at Women PS

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) visited the First Women Police Station, Itanagar to get an update about the facilities. During the visit, the team found that there is lack of basic infrastructure in the lone Women Police Station in Arunachal Pradesh including insufficient toilet facilities. They also found that there is no lock up inside the premises. Despite of the constraints in infrastructure and human resources, the team under O.C Chukhu Nanu Bui is doing excellent job, the APSCW said in a report.

O.C Chukhu Nanu Bui and S.I O.Tayeng informed the Commission that after the establishment of Women Police Station in the Capital Complex, it has become easy and accessible for the women to report their case on time and with ease. As per the report from the Officer-In-charge, Itanagar Police Station, 83 cases have been registered in 2013 while 113 cases were reported in 2014 and 21 cases have already been registered this year.

The present Commission team appreciated Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for recruitment of more women police personnel.

Meanwhile, the fourth team of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) comprising of Chairperson Mitali Tingkhatra, Vice Chairperson Nabam Yabang, members Duma Yekar, Oter Ering Tayeng and Hage Yassung assumed office on Feb 17. After taking over the charge, the team along with the Member Secretary Yame Higio and Legal Advisor Kani Nada Maling visited the Short Stay Home, Oju Welfare Association, Naharlagun and held  an interactive discussion with the staff, inmates and victims whose cases are pending in the APSCW Office. The Chairperson and the team appreciated the Chairperson of Oju Welfare Association Binny Yanga for rendering philanthropic service to the orphan and destitute women and children. The team further sought cooperation from the Oju Welfare Association in near future for working jointly in the field of women empowerment.



Anti-erosion work at Simar Nallah in progress

Onyok Pertin

Though small in size, Simar Nalah (Korong) flowing through the middle of the Yingkiong township always pose threat to the inhabitants of either side of the river bank.

With the ever expanding human habitation, the Simar Nalah is becoming a major problem for dwellers of the township. In other word, "Simar River" is becoming the sorrow of Yingkiong.

Since the very inception of the town no appropriate measure has been taken to protect the either side of the river bank. The WRD, earlier known as IFCD had once made an attempt to control the river but it failed to continue the work.

This time appropriate scheme has been taken up by the present state government through the Urban Development Department with the constant support of Tuting-Yingkiong MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Alo Libang. He is ably supported by local leaders, including ZPM Bading Teng.

Anti-erosion measures of 120 meters length has been taken up with a total sanction of Rs. 9 crore funded through the UD Department.

As many as 145 contractors mainly unemployed youths have been given the works. ZPM Bading who has been constantly monitoring the on-going construction work, has informed that the construction of anti-erosion retaining wall is expected to be completed by March 31 this year.

This is a bold step initiated by the elected representatives through executing agencies like Urban Development department of both the Central and State government for the welfare of the people of Yingkiong in particular and Upper Siang district in general.



Ranphoa Ngowa brings laurels to the state

Denhang Bosai

The brilliant Ranphoa Ngowa has done it yet again. He has cracked the Indian Forest Service [IFoS] conducted by the UPSC this year with the all India rank of 82. Earlier, this boy extraordinaire had cracked CAPF conducted by the UPSC and was inducted as Assistant Commandant, ITBP. He had also cleared Probationary Officer's examination in State Bank of India. Son of Phali Ngowa and Liknyan Ngowa of Kheti village in Tirap district, Ranphoa did his early schooling from his village Primary School before joining Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Tissa. He later completed his B.Tech with flying colours from NERIST, Nirjuli. Apart from being a brilliant student, Ranphoa has an amiable disposition with a ready smile always. He is very popular in his village and is an youth icon.

The minister for WCD, DoTCL etc Wanglin Lowangdong while congratulating Ranphoa Ngowa said that such a milestone achievement should inspire the other students of Tirap district to emulate Ranphoa's shining example adding that if Ranphoa could achieve such a great success, the others could also do it for which they would have to work hard. He said that the young students of the district should shake off their inhibitions and try to come out of the cocoon of self-made miseries and look at the big world outside which is full of avenues, opportunities and possibilities. Lowangdong further said that the youth of Tirap district will have to shun the vices like opium and alcohol addictions and channelize their youthful energy towards constructive purposes adding that he was ever ready to support the deserving students financially as is being done through the NBF.  It is needless to add that Ranphoa's stupendous success comes like a breath of fresh air for Tirap district that has not much to write home about in terms of academic achievements. His achievement is like a silver-lining amidst the dark clouds hovering over Tirap district and his success can potentially have a cascading effect on the other students in enthusing them to achieve similar milestones. It is worth-mentioning here that three students from Kheti village Ranphoa Ngowa, Ejoy Ketok and Chajat Lowang have qualified for UPSC [Mains]. So, slowly but surely the young students from Tirap district are all set to create a niche for themselves. [The writer is DIPRO, Tirap and can be reached at denhangbosai@yahoo.co.in]



4000 plus turns up for Army Recruitment Rally

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The army recruitment rally jointly conducted by the Tirap district administration, army recruitment office, Jorhat and 22 Punjab army unit Khonsa concluded successfully at Khonsa on 22nd February. Aspiring candidates from the North-eastern states enthusiastically participated in the rally. More than 4000 candidates from all over the Northeast reported at the recruitment centre, Khonsa.

The Tirap district administration made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the recruitment rally, the first of its kind at Khonsa. Accommodations, transportation, fooding, water supply and other logistic support were provided by the district administration to make the army recruitment rally of such a magnitude a success. The Khonsa market was also kept open on Sunday to facilitate the arriving candidates. Earlier, a series of pre-recruitment rally meetings were convened under the aegis of the district administration to chalk out programmes for successful conduct of the recruitment rally. The 1st Assam Rifles and Tirap district Police also pitched in their invaluable services and ably assisted the district administration. The residents of Khonsa Township also fully cooperated with the district administration and rendered whatever help they could to make the rally a huge success. The Deputy Commissioner has congratulated ARO, Jorhat, SP, Tirap, CO, 1st Assam Rifles, 22 Punjab, ADC, Khonsa, DMO, Senior Superintendent of State Transport Services, EE, PHED, DFO, DD[Urban], AE[Power], CO[GA], AE [Power], HMs of Town Middle School, and Pinewood Middle School, Khonsa for their active cooperation. DIPRO



Youths urged to contribute to nation building

JNC Golden jubilee celebrations

PASIGHAT, Feb 23: MLA Kaling Moyong exhorted the youths to contribute to nation building and work for betterment of the society.

Addressing the valedictory function of the six days golden jubilee celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC), Pasighat here on Saturday, Moyong said youths must be disciplined in life and refrain themselves from alcohol, drugs abuse and violence.

"If you have determination, you can achieve your desired goal in life, he said while stressing on moral and societal values.

"It has been a long journey since the college was established in 1964 with 42 students. After 50 years, it has occupied the present status of one the premier institutions of higher education in the state. On this momentous occasion, I salute to all of them who have rendered their tireless services for growth and development of the college," Moyong said.

The college has produced and nurtured many educationists, intellectuals, politicians, public leaders who have excelled in various fields, he said, and conveyed his sincere gratitude to the faculties, staff, alumni, well wishers from across the state and nation for their hard work in bringing these remarkable achievements.

Earlier, he released the newsletter "Hill Top Pulse" on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava appreciated the JN College fraternity for successfully organizing the celebration.

College Principal T Talom presented a detailed report on achievements of the college and asked the students to bring more glory to the college.

Assistant General Secretary of Students Union of the College Kalut Dai submitted a two-point memorandum to the MLA urging him to provide fund for construction of parking shades in Upper campus and renovation of hostel buildings.

Various events, like marathon glory run, literary, sports and games, musical and cultural programmes, seminar and conferences etc were organized to mark the occasion. DIPRO



Tayeng adopts Kiyit Sec School

PASIGHAT, Feb 23: Mebo MLA Lombo Tayeng adopted Government Kiyit Secondary School during a development cum interactive meeting held in the school premises today.

Addressing the gathering, Tayeng said, "adoption of school is a long-term policy and efforts to develop infrastructures like integrated science laboratory, auditorium, teachers quarters, toilets and furniture etc as a mentor. He sought concerted efforts from the public to create a favorable and suitable atmosphere for learning environment. He informed that a policy would be framed and recommended to the government for renovation of the existing dilapidated school buildings and strengthening the teaching staff.

The MLA assured to initiate necessary work with the concerned authority for opening of a new primary school in the area.

He advised the School Management Committee (SMC) to conduct development meeting quarterly and gave a spot sanction of Rs.25000 to carryout immediate developmental works and further assured to provide 50 pairs of benches and desks, 10 pairs of tables and chairs and almirahs to the school soon.

He advised the teaching community to impart quality education and also advised the students to maintain discipline and devote in their education.

He further advised the students to give importance on games and sports and announced cash prizes of Rupees one lakh for state level and fifty thousand for district level achievers of Government Kiyit Secondary School.

ADC Y Tayeng, DDSE Tani Talom, Headmaster A Lego, SMC Chairperson Borik Megu and Anchal Chairperson Kaki Ratan also gave their views to make the mission successful. DIPRO



Torajan lift Ligang Cricket Trophy-2015

Prafulla Kaman

OYAN (RUKSIN), Feb 23: Torajan Cricket Team of Jonai (Assam) lifted the 16th Ligang Cricket (20-20) Trophy defeating Jonai 1950 Club of Ruksin by 102 runs in the final at Oyan Midle School playground today afternoon.

Torajan Cricket team set a target of 184 runs to win before Jonai club. But the team failed chase the target successfully as it was bundled out for 82 runs in 18th over.

The winning Torajan team entered into the final crushing Sille Cricket team (Arunachal) in the semifinal.

25 teams from Ruksin, Pasighat, Mebo, Rengging under East Siang district and Jonai and Silapthar of Assam participated in the tournament.

The 15th edition of the running Cricket Trophy tournament was organized by Donyi Ligang Welfare Society led by teacher Jitendra Pait. The trophy and cash prize for the winner and runner-up team was donated by Ponil Bori, a Block Development Officer, in memory of his late father Lombeswar Bori and mother Topi Bori.

Attending the final match of the cricket tournament, state Director of School Education, Tapang Taloh suggested the young sportspersons to maintain high sportsman spirit throughout their life. He also urged them to practice hard and maintain strict discipline to become a good player.

Besides the coveted trophy, the winner team pocketed cash award of Rs. 25,000. The runners-up team was awarded Rs. 15,000 along with a trophy.

The awards for man of the match and man of the series went to Uman Pegu and Pranab Taid of Jonai team respectively.



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---- Readers Forum ----


The missing hydro power company

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight certain points regarding the Pvt. Power developer M/S SMJ Consultant executing the 4 MW Paikarong Chu project at Jang circle of Tawang District. The Private Company is missing since the 4 MW at Paikarong Chu was allocated to them.

In this regard, we have written a letter in the year 2010-11 under the banner of Jangyul Youth Association to the Chief Engineer (monitoring), DHPD regarding the existence of the company but there has been no news till today.

I personally called SMJ Consultant office but number provided in MoA is home landline number of someone else.

Our beloved PM Narendra Modi emphasis on power generation through Hydro power but the company itself seems to be fake. We are not against hydro power and we are ready to provide all clearance but till today no survey and investigation has been done for setting up the power project. The flow of river is very good and there are chances of generation of more power.

I personally feel that such fake companies who are not interested in making Hydro Power project should be booked under forgery case and made to pay penalty. Villagers would like to invite other private companies or Govt. enterprise to take up the Hydro Power Project at our river so that we can do our bit in power generation.  I would like to appeal CE (M) and Power Secy. DHPD through your daily to kindly investigate the matter and take appropriate action as per the MoA. The action taken in this regards may kindly be shared with the affected villages.    


P. Tsering



Two hours of water supply is all we ask for

Dear Editor,

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Mariner said “Water Water everywhere but not a drop to drink” in the famous Ancient Mariner and it was understandable since he was stranded in the middle of an ocean for a very long time. Everybody knows that water in ocean is not potable so it was obvious that the poor Mariner was thirsty for such a long time. But here in Arunachal Pradesh, it’s a real irony that the state that has the highest number of Fresh River water in the country and projected as the future power house of the nation, people are still facing acute shortage of potable water. What to talk of people living in the far flung areas of the state when there is acute shortage of water in the state capital Itanagar itself. It was not so long ago, a well-known public leader of the state capital on record said that there will be plenty of water in the state capital once the Poma water supply scheme for the state capital is commissioned.  It’s been already one year since the much talked Poma Water Supply scheme has starts functioning but there is no sufficient water in some sectors of the state capital. Especially in the Lower E-Sector (Forest Colony) where we are residing, there is acute shortage of water supply. Many families are managing through its own dug Wells. PHE Water comes for 30 minutes on every alternative day and that too appears like ‘mouse tail’ at the tip of the water tap. While officially inaugurating the much hyped Poma Project on 20th Feb’2015, almost one year after it started functioning, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, had rightly pointed out that he is happy to inaugurate such an important and basic project for the people of Itanagar but at the same time sad to know that the state capital is getting such basic facilities only after 6 decades of India’s Independence.

My earnest request to the concerned PHE Department is, please increase the flow of water in Water Tank of the sectors equally considering the fact that the population has increased in each sector of the state capital tremendously in the last few years. There should not be any preferential sector as per as Water Supply is concerned. There should be water supply for at least two to three hours every day in all the sectors. It is humanly not possible to stock water for next two days from half an hour water dripping from 15mm GI pipe.

I think it is not too much of a demand. Please kindly look into the matter.


Tabom Pali

Lower ESS Sector




The trains

Dear Editor,

This year Arunachal celebrated 29th statehood day and PM of India flagged off weekly Naharlagun-Delhi Express. It’s a proud moment for citizens of Arunachal Pradesh. It has come as a big relief for the students who are studying outside and also for students who are studying in Arunachal from other states who otherwise face problems during journey. As the reservation counters are chaotic in the state, there is confusion. Unwanted technical problems hamper the system sometimes. At Guwahati too, citizens of our state are victims of brokers.

I humbly request all the District Transport Officers as well as concern authority to look into matter seriously for the convenience of the passengers. I hope railways in Arunachal Pradesh will bring some changes.


Opang Padung

Allahabad, UP




Sorry leaders  

Dear Editor,

After almost three decades of ‘Statehood’ Mr. Gegong Apang, our most respected former CM talk about ‘lacunae’ on ‘Statehood Act’.  He should not forget that only because of him, this baby Arunachal was forced to be recognized as a state. Can he really justify this act? After so many years, will he, at least show respect to his fellowmen of Arunachal and accept this big mistake?

The welfare of the people always comes first; not the egos of the so called leaders. Today everyone can feel the hollow and unsound economic and financial condition of our state.

I do not see a single reason whatsoever for celebrating this day. This is the blackest day of Arunachal. Sorry leaders.


D. Lollen

Nehru Chowk, Aalo






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Keep an eye on private universities

The opening up of the large number of private universities in the state has been deeply worrying educationists as well as general public. Altogether there are 8 private universities in the state. They are allowed to function if they follow certain Standard Operating Procedures which a Pvt. Universities should comply like acquisition of land, development of quality infrastructures in the permanent site, offering of duly recognized courses among others. Sadly most of the private universities of state do not comply with the above laid down standard operating procedures.

Adding to the worry over the year private universities of NE state has acquired bad reputation for various reasons. Thousands of students studying at CMJ University, Meghalaya ruined their career when the university was closed down citing irregularities like the violation of UGC norms. There is constant fear that the private universities of state might meet the same fate. However in a welcome sign Education Minister Tapang Taloh yesterday expressed concerns regarding the establishment of a number of Private Universities in Arunachal Pradesh without the requisite infrastructure. Minister has hit the right note and has raised a very valid concern. But he needs to regularly monitor progress of work, so that these private universities comply with all the rules and regulation binding them.