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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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,"
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
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
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
Anti-erosion work at Simar Nallah in progress
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.
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.
Torajan lift Ligang Cricket Trophy-2015
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.
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.
Two hours of water supply is all we ask for
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.
Lower ESS Sector
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.
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
I do not see a single reason whatsoever for celebrating this day. This is the blackest
day of Arunachal. Sorry leaders.
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.