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January - 22


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 areas.


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 kitty.

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 16 last.

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 of Gayatri.   

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 of God.

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 and faith.

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 area.

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


Nyokum Committee

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 functionaries. DIPRO

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