Union minister plants ‘Bakul’sapling at Raj Bhawan compound
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: As tradition, leaving a permanent impression in the Raj Bhavan,
Union Minister of State MM Pallam Raju took part in a plantation programme at Raj
Bhavan compound here today. The minister planted a sapling, known here as ‘Bakul.’
The Governor Gen JJ Singh and the First Lady Anupama Singh were present on the occasion.
It may be mentioned here that many important visitors and state guests have planted
saplings here in the past, which includes, Presidents, Prime ministers and ambassadors.
The State first couple had hosted a dinner in the honour of the visiting dignitary
and his entourage yesterday.
Earlier in the morning, Pallam Raju visited the medicinal plant and orchid houses.
He also visited Raj Bhavan Kitchen garden and appreciate the effort of the Governor
and the first lady in promotion of organic produces. The Union Minister of State
played some golf shots from the green on the roof of Darbar Hall. PRO to Governor
Gaon Bura Raising Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The two-day all Sagalee sub-divisional Gaon Bura Welfare Association
Rising Day was celebrated on 19th and 20th of this month at community hall of Sagalee
town. PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki graced the day as chief guest while additional
deputy commissioner (ADC) Obang Dai was guest of honour.
In the meeting more than two hundred GB’s were present along with PR leaders, head
of departments, public leaders etc. The GB’s of five different circles namely Pareng,
Toru, Leporiang, Mengio and Sagalee attended the meet. In his address PWD and UD
minister, Nabam Tuki asked Gaon Bura to be role model for judiciary and village maintenance.
ADC Obang Dai emphasized all GB’s to work for protection of forest and wild life
Jarken is the first brigadier from Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Colonel Jarken Gamlin of the Gorkha Regiment has become the first
brigadier from the state in the Indian Army after family sources today revealed that
the official letter to this effect was received yesterday. Gamlin was one amongst
the few approved by the government for promotion a couple of months ago.
Gamlin while serving as budget director in the Master General Ordinance branch in
the Army HQ, was conferred the prestigious Vishist Seva Medal (VSM) on occasion of
the 60th Republic Day for his distinguished service of an exceptional order by the
President of India, the Supreme Commander of the defence forces.
On January 26, 2006, he was awarded the highly coveted Sena Medal for rendering distinguished
service of an exceptional order in counter-insurgency operations in Haflong and Manipur
as a commanding officer.
The third child of proud parents Sogjar and Gamde Gamlin of Aalo town in West Siang
district, the soft-spoken Jarken is fondly referred to as ‘Jerry’ or ‘Gambo’ by his
friends and peers and is extremely popular amongst the men and his colleagues. He
is an alumnus of the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, where
he was awarded the President?s Gold Medal for being the best all-round cadet on passing
out in May 1979.? He completed his training from the National Defence Academy, Pune,
in June 1982, where he won the best all-round sportsman and the best in outdoor training
trophies. Gamlin was commissioned into the 2/8 Gorkha Rifles on 18th June 1983 from
the IMA.? Even at the IMA, he was declared the best sportsman.
A down to earth man, Gamlin would hopefully win many more laurels for Arunachal and
make the Army proud of him.
Industrial motivation campaign
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Branch MSME Development Institute, a Govt of India organization
under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will organize an Industrial
Motivation Campaign (IMC) at Oju Welfare Association, Naharlagun on January 28. The
campaign aims at creating awareness and scope for the unemployed educated youth to
take up self employment ventures and income generating activities in Arunachal Pradesh.
Further, 20 candidates would be selected from the campaign for participation in the
forth-coming Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme on ‘Jute Craft Products’
to be conducted at the same venue w.e.f. January 29 to March 11 next. This ESDP is
for ST candidates only.
Clean chit to Taloh
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Reacting to the allegation leveled by one Pangin-Boleng Intellectual
Forum (PBIF) against Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh of interfering in the SSA teachers
selection process, the Boleng ADC in a statement clarified that the allegation is
totally false and baseless. Allegation that Deputy Speaker had forced ADC to manipulate
SSA selection process is not true, ADC T Mize further said and added that selection
was completely and purely done on merit.
On the other hand, distressed by the allegations levelled against the Deputy Speaker
T Taloh by Pangin-Boleng Intellectual Forum (PBIF), citizens in a meeting held on
January 17 last at Pangin have condemned it as “fabricated, baseless, unfounded
and politically motivated with an attempt to malign the image”.
This was informed by Pangin-Boleng Block Congress Committee President Tagom Tasing
in a statement today.
The members present in the meeting cautioned the “self-styled intellects not to
misuse the democratic means of expression (Press) for their selfish interest and
demanded “unconditional public apology from the Forum for defaming the image of a
dignified person”, the statement said.
It further added that public demanded the district authorities to immediately initiate
appropriate legal action against the “publicity mongers for malicious defamation
inflicted unto the deputy speaker of the state Assembly.”
Giving point to point clarification to the allegations, the statement said that the
deputy speaker never have any connection with the SSA teachers selection process.
Quoting the authorities,the statement said records on teachers’ selection are available
for inspection through RTI.
Deputy Speaker can not be blamed for police action for controlling alleged unruly
behaviour of a junior teacher Oying Darang at Suble village. Taloh was sitting in
the podium when the incident took place amidst public, the statement said while clarifying
alleged assault on a teacher.
Regarding the alleged assault on one Talom Dupak by brother of Taloh, it was clarified
that the deputy speaker has no connection with it. Even if such incident took place,
only the person concerned is answerable, it said.
None of the public of Pangin Boleng Assembly constituency ever have seen the Deputy
Speaker touring with escort and pilot during private visits, the statement further
said while clarifying the alleged misuse of pilot escort.
2nd State Level Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Championship concludes
Hq. Itanagar emerge overall champion
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Headquarter Itanagar emerged overall champion of the 2nd State
Level Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Championship organized by Lohit Karate-Do Association at
Jubilee Ground, Tezu from January 15 to 17 last. The team grabbed 17 medals including
five gold, seven silver and five bronze medals.
Pasighat finished second with four gold, three silver and two bronze medals in their
Lindum Tagi and Matu Mugli of the champion team struck gold in Junior Boys 56 kg
and 55 kg category while Rechi Kagung and Charu Tata bagged a gold medal each in
Senior Men below 55 kg and below 65 kg category respectively. Woman karateka Parvati
Bellai won gold in Senior Girls 48 kg Kumite.
Meanwhile, 25 ITBP Commandant S Kothari has awarded Rs. 200 each to the medal winning
girl participants as a token of encouragement. The Commandant had announced to award
best female participants of the championship while inaugurating the event on January
The closing ceremony was attended by public leader S Kri as chief guest.
Below 12 yrs (Girls) Kumite: Bamang Yakum, SLSA (G), Yamik Hibu, Pasighat (Sil.),
Roshanlu Kri & Ivy Pul, Lohit (Br.).
Below 12 yrs (Boys) Kumite: Lika Lej, SLSA (G), Tony Regon, Pasighat (Sil), Dana
Raju, Nlg (Br.), Balipso Pul, Anjaw (Br).
Below 15 yrs (Girls) Kumite: Rebiyialu Kri, Lohit (G), Yasa Rei, Hq Ita. (Sil.),
Anu Komi, Hq. Ita. (Br.), Symailu Kri, Lohit (Br.).
Below 15 yrs (Boys) Kumite: Sinne Mikhu, SLSA (G), Ashok Sahani, Pasighat (Sil.),
Dishanso Kri, Lohit (Br.), Teshi Bai, Hq. Ita. (Br).
Below 15 yrs (Boys) Kata: Ashok Sahani, Pasighat (G), Tadar Tattu, Nlg (Sil.), Teshi
Bai, Hq. Ita. (Br.), David Rijiju, SLSA (Br.).
Below 15 yrs (Girls) Kata: Rebeyialu Kri, Lohit (G), Yasa Rei, Hq. Ita. (Sil.), Ivy
Pul, Lohit (Br.), Juna Dada, SLSA (Br.)
Jr. Boys 50 kg (16-17 yrs) Kumite: Tonkap Techai, SLSA (G), Balive Rangmang, Lohit
(Sil.), Sobetso Kri, Lohit (Br.), Hussan Yun, Anjaw (Br.).
Jr. Boys below 61 kg Kumite: Mahindra Singh, Pasighat (G), Bohiso Yun, Anjaw (Sil.).
Jr. Boys 16-17 yrs 56 kg: Lindum Tagi, Hq. Ita. (G), Matyup Tamlung, Anjaw (Sil).
Jr. Boys 16-17 yrs- 55 kg: Matu Mugli, Hq. Ita. (G), Govin S. Thapa, Pasighat (Sil.),
Badam Kri, Anjaw (Br.), Talin Natam, Daporijo (Br.).
Sr. Men below 50 kg Kumite: Rechi Kagung, Hq. Ita. (G), Noren Kri, Anjaw (Sil.).
Sr. Men below 55 kg Kumite: Takiang Bangang, SAI (G), Raj Kumar Medak, Nlg (Sil.),
Soluk Hakung, Anjaw (Br.).
Sr. Men below 60 kg Kumite: Anurudh Sahani, Pasighat (G), Nyabu Baja, Daporijo (Sil.),
Nemoso Pul, Lohit (Br.), Santosh Limbu, Lohit (Br.).
Sr. Men below 65 kg Kumite: Charu Tata, Hq. Ita. (G), Kili Nguri, Daporijo (Sil.),
Biri Dargo, Hq. Ita. (Sil), Janam Dodum, SAI (Br.).
Sr. Men Open Kumite: Pacha Nobin Jamoh, SAI (G), Dari Lokam, Hq. Ita. Wadakai (Sil.),
Yesenso Yun, Anjaw (Br.).
Senior Boys Open Kata: Tadar Eva, Nlg. (G), Khano Degio, Nlg. (Sil), Tonkap Techai,
SLSA (Br.), Anurudh Sahani, Pasighat (Br.).
Sr. Girls Open Kata: Chunnu Sangno, SAI (G), Yomken Noshi, Hq. Ita. (Sil.), Higi
Yamum, Hq. Ita. (Br.), Parvati Bellai, Lohit (Br).
Sr. Girls 48 kg Kumite: Parvati Bellai, Lohit (G)
Sr. Girls 53 kg Kumite: Higi Yamum, Hq. Ita. (G).
Sr. Girls 63 kg Kumite: Chunnu Sangno, SAI (G), Yomken Noshi, Hq. Ita (Sil.)
Team Kumite (Girls): Lohit -Gold, Hq. Ita - Sil, Pasighat- Br.
Team Kumite (Boys): Pasighat - Gold, Hq. Ita - Silver, Daporijo - Bronze.
(SLSA= Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy, SAI= Sports Authority of India.)
KKYF to organize volleyball tourney
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Kapu-Kabak Youth Foundation ( KKYF) with its headquarter at Raga
under Lower Subansiri district has decided to organize a volleyball tournament in
memory of Kabak Doni-Sha and Shera. The winner and runners up teams would be given
Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively. However, the date of the proposed touranment
is yet to be fixed. KKYF has also decided to felicitate the meritorious students
of Paku-Kabak, who have secured above 70 percent marks in 2008-09.
Gayatri Mahayagya leaves cherishable memory
Itanagar, Jan 21: Having been through the 5-day spiritual bonanza of 24 Kundiya Gayatri
Mahayagya which was the benchmark of a sustained ignition of the feeling of universal
brotherhood much above the mundane day-to-day life and much within the hallow of
a heightened spirituality coupled with rituals of psycho-somatic benefits for hundreds
of participants, the Haridwar based Shantikunj tolly had bidden a tearful goodbye
to the never-seen-before mass gathering at Nyikum Niya ground at Nirjuli today.
This was against the background of the beginning of birth centenary celebration of
the Shantikunj mentor Yugpurush Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya, the renowned exponent
The functions, which had all characteristics of a grand festival, began with Kalas
Yatra. This event had a philosophic profile fill up your empty vessel; that is one
own self, with the elixir of life. Hundreds of ladies went on small procession to
the Dikrong river in between Nirjuli and Doimukh and filled up their respective Kalas
(earthen vessel) with water in the secret name of Mother Gayatri. Later, in the pandal
a souvenir, Anne Donyi, was released by the organizers. Anne Donyi created deep interest
among the gathering. It was in great demand.
The following days functions were marked with Dhyana Yoga, the 24 Kundiya Yagya,
Pragya Purana Katha (rendering from the Vedic scripter) which had sent the listeners
straight into their soul.
In the Yagya, 24 Kundas (sacred fire place) were lined up in six columns, four Kundas
in each, to invoke the omnipresent divine spirit in its different illustrious Godly
forms like the sun, the moon, the air, the water, the earth and many other manifestations
The electrifying Gayatri Maha Mantra was chanted relentlessly by the guiding Shantikunj
activists and echoed by the participants filling the air with deep, purifying and
elevating ripples in the whole atmosphere. It is believed that the smoke going up
from the Kundas lit with sacred fire and fueled by various sanctified elements like
ghee etc is not only eco-friendly but also can correct the disturbed ecology balance.
The penultimate day of January 20, the day of Basant Panchami was marked by the worship
of the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom, Saraswati. The event was attended and enjoyed
by a mass of a thousand and more irrespective of their individual religious belief
On the fifth and the final day of the Yagya, Purnahuti (final and complete deliverance
of the intense desire for the welfare of the universe in general and mankind in particular)
was offered to Yagani (the sacred fire). Earlier, young spiritual aspirants were
formally initiated to Gayatri through mundan, wearing yagyopabita (sacred sanctified
threads) and other rituals. The departure of the Shantikunj tolly was marked by thanksgiving
note from Dr Hui Tag, the president of the organizing committee and offering of jackets
and wood curving of the state bird, hornbill to the honored guests from Shantikunj
by Neelam Rani, the committee chairperson and her colleague members. The event stirred
up the emotion of love and brotherhood. Many hearts were saddened for such a grand
event has come to an end.
Thanks however should go to the members of the Gayatri Pariwar Fraternity, Nirjuli-Doimukh-Ziro
for their imaginative initiative to organize such a function so far not seen here
in this tribal state. That one of the basic colours of the vibgyor, yellow being
the colour of the attire of the participants, can create a wonderful rainbow of a
superbly creative sensitivity among those who frequented the Mahayagya pandals for
five consecutive days, was to be experienced to believe. The Mahayagya memories will
remain to be cherished for long.
Seminar on Buddhism
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: A two days National Seminar on Buddhism and Buddhist Shrines of
North East India, sponsored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies
(MAKAIS), Kolkata is going to be organized by Department of History, Rajiv Gandhi
University under the Co-ordinatorship of Prof. B. Tripathy on 29th -30th January.
The seminar shall focus on History of Buddhism, Buddhist art and architecture, rituals,
festivals and cultural heritage of various Buddhist communities of North East India.
A number of delegates from various parts of India shall participate.
Prof. K.C. Belliappa, Vice Chancellor, RGU shall Chair the inaugural session. Prof.
R.D. Choudhary, former Director General and Vice Chancellor, National Museum, New
Delhi shall be the Chief Guest. Prof. K. Sankaranarayan, Director, K.J. Somaya Buddhist
Institute, Mumbai and Prof. K.K. Basa, Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata shall be
the Guests of Honour. Prof. P. Josh of Vishwa Bharati, Santiniketan shall deliver
the key note address.
Rinchin Dorjee, Chairman, APPSC, Govt of A.P. has consented to be the Chief Guest
in the valedictory function.
MLA inspects Seppa township road
SEPPA, Jan 21: Tapuk Taku, local MLA of Seppa township made an inspection of various
roads of Seppa township recently.
He was accompanied by Pige Ligu,DC, Tumme Amo, SP and Nyikpi Yangfo, AE PWD who
is also Resident Engineer looking after the construction work of Gammon India along
Seppa - Chayangtajo Road.
The widening of this road has already been started from Traffic Point,Seppa Bazaar
and the black topping of the stretch of the road within the township is slated to
be completed within a month, informed Yangfo.
Taku while expressing happiness over this maiden effort opined that efforts be made
to widen it a little more to ease the traffic and create rumble strips or speed bumps
at suitable locations to minimize accidents and maintain speed limit in the township
He said that this venture is the first visible outcome of the coordination meeting
held in the presence of 5 MLAs of the district on Dec 29 at Kameng Hall, Seppa,
East Kameng district. He further exhorted the departments and the administration
to work in tandem to achieve the desired goal of beautifying and making Seppa a better
place to live in and promised to extend all possible help from his side. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Tabia Chobin and Toko Tamar have been selected as Chiarman and
organizing secretary of Talo Nyokum Celebration Committee 2010 in a meeting held
at Talo recently.
Besides, traditional cultural competition, games and sports events will also be conducted
during the celebration.
AoL workshop for officials from today
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The Art of Living is organising a three days exclusive stress management
workshop for officials from 22nd to 24th at the Police Officers' Mess, Near SP's
Office, Ganga. The workshop is organised exclusively keeping in mind the challenges
faced by officials and decision-makers.
AIDS awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Nyoi Welfare Association in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh
State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun is organizing two-day AIDS awareness camp
at Tama Ripa Village on January 24 and 25.
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: In a press release issued today Kashok Halley claimed that he has
been restored as president of the state unit of All Puroik Welfare Society.
Bandh called off
ITANAGAR: The Dawn to Dusk bandh at Dirang called by All Dirang Students Union backed
by All West Kameng Students Union on Jan 22 was called off after triangular discussion
among executives of the union, general administration and officials of BSNL , in
which SDO(T) assured to restore the normalcy in telecom services within a week time
frame, said an official release.
Rectify RR: AAPSU
ITANAGAR: Alleging that the departmental recruitment rules were being ‘floated at
the wish and wimps of the people in the helm of affairs’, the state’s apex students
body, AAPSU has urged the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport to initiate corrective
measures in order to set the things right. In a representation to the Parliamentary
Secretary, it also sought his intervention for early declaration of the ‘outcome’
of the DPC (departmental promotion committee) meeting that the Transport department
had recently a ‘to regularize the new appointees who were appointed during the regime
of previous govt.’
Aid to fire victim
ITANAGAR: All Kimin Youth Welfare Association donated essential items like rice and
utensils to Bengia Kameng, a security guard with Indian Oil Corporation whose house
was recently burned in a fire incident.
Training prog on MIS
ITANAGAR : A two-day training programme on Management Information System(MIS) NREGA
was successfully conducted on 18th & 19th January last. The training was for two
districts -- Lohit & Anjaw. This training programme was conducted under the supervision
& guidance of J Kadu, DIO ( NIC ) Lohit. The participants were DRDA and block level