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Make Arunachal country’s tourism capital: Governor

Itanagar, Jan 27: Giving a clarion call for making a clean, green and plastic free ‘Arunachal’, Governor, Gen (Retd) J J Singh yesterday exhorted people to venture into developing the state as ‘tourism capital’ of the country.

''Tourism activities will not only be a force multiplier for the economic growth of Arunachal but are also in consonance with our time-honoured traditions of respecting and offering bests to our guests so that they continue to remember us,'' the Governor said in his Republic Day address at the Indira Gandhi Park here after unfurling the tri-colour.

Creation of Brand ‘Arunachal’ would be the work of a generation rather than of any individual and each one needs to add their bricks to the edifice, he added.

Outlining the priorities of the state government, Gen Singh stated that the government was committed to ensuring peace and security to the people and to free them from social injustice, ill-health, inequality and promote education amongst all.

''My government will continue to give priority to eradicating poverty and checking corruption while carrying forward the development agenda of providing maximum employment opportunities to the youths,'' he stated.

The government in its endeavour in pursuing developmental agenda would continue to be guided by the twin principles of transparency and responsiveness, he said.

Expressing gratitude to the Centre for extending unflinching support to Arunachal, Gen Singh said over the last one year, the state occupied a position of eminence and strategic importance on the national mosaic.

He said, various projects under the Prime Minister Mega Developmental package announced during January 2008 were progressing smoothly.

''The process of constructing Secretariat and Assembly buildings has already begun and will be completed within two years. The Ministry of Defence has already started taking over the possession of Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) at eight locations for their upgradation. Work on railway line to state capital and the Trans Arunachal Highway is also progressing smoothly,'' he added.

The governor, while appreciating the police forces and para military forces for maintaining law and order, disclosed that 51 cadres of various underground outfits have surrendered in Tirap district recently. ''The state government is actively considering the adoption of a Surrender Policy for the state which will inspire even more misguided boys and girls to give up the cult of the gun and join the mainstream, he revealed.

Highlighting the various achievements of the government, he informed that to make qualitative and quantitative improvements in the education sector, the government made vigorous efforts for streamlining Mid-day Meal Programme with the result that there has been a considerable fall in the drop-out rate.

''An amount of Rs ten crore has been earmarked for purchasing school books from NCERT for subsequent free distribution among the poor and needy students,'' he added. A national Institute of Technology (NIT) has been sanctioned in the state and would start functioning with the academic year 2010-11. A giant step has been taken to bridge physical distance education by commissioning the EDUSAT project, setting up 50 Satellite Interactive Terminals at various locations, he informed.

''The government has allotted 34,800 mega watt worth of hydro- power potential sites to various power developers besides adopting Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy which will address the issue of displacement of local inhabitants in and around project site,'' he explained.

Stressing on the need to adopt a more commercial approach towards agriculture by increasing the area under cash crops and also through location specific crop production and better marketing support, the governor said double cropping scheme needed to be vigorously introduced in all districts of the state.

About 32, 735 households in the state were provided employment under the National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme, which was extended to all the districts this year and under the Pradhan Mantri Employment Guarantee Programme, the state was able to achieve cent per cent result, he elaborated.

The Governor also highlighted the achievements in the power, IT, Panchayats, infrastructural development and tourism sectors.

The state government also conferred state awards to 25 persons for their meritorious services on the occasion.  UNI


List of awardees on R-Day


Gold Medalist

1.  Tasi Jerang: Farmer, Bilat-Bamin, Pasighat

2.  Ipi Basar: Nyigam Village, West Siang District

3.   K. C. Dhimole: CEO, ARRDA

4.  Tashi Khandu

5.   Lobsang Yeshi: EE, PWD (WZ)


1.  Tsering Dorjai: 38th Bn, SSB, Tawang

2.  B.S. Mahra: Deputy Supdt. of Police (SDPO), Itanagar

3.   Make Bui: Inspector (OCPS), Itanagar.

4.   Duto Bagra: Sub-Inspector Police Station, Itanagar

5.   Dr. B.C. Sarma: DDHS, Pasighat

6.   B. K. Ghosh Dostidar: (Tax Payer)



1.   Tab Techi: Inspector of Police, Lower Subansiri District, Ziro

2.   Chukhu Nanu Bui: Inspector of Police, Itanagar

3.   Giridhari Prasad: JE, (Electrical), Pasighat

4.   Subrata Saha: Dy. General Manager(Electrical), RHEP, NEEPCO Ltd., Yazali

5.  Tanya Taji: Sr. Manager(Electrical), RHEP, NEEPCO Ltd., Yazali

6.   Lod Tari: Sub Inspector, APP, Mahadevpur, Lohit District

7.   Toko Babu: EAC, Yupia

8.  Ashim Bhomick: JE, O/o SE, Naharlagun Circle, PWD, Naharlagun

9.  Kalyan Dutta: JE, PWD, Capital Division ‘A’, Itanagar.

10.  Jayanta Chakraborty: X-ray Generator Mechanic, O/o DDHS, Pasighat

11.  MS- 15284 M Capt. Ashutosh Ratnam: HQ 14 Border Roads Task Force

12.   Thupten Tsewang:  G. B. of Khinmey, Tawang.

13.   Simpha Wangsa

14.   Bokar Basar: ADC, Itanagar



Power developers asked to maintain time frame

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh is passing through a historical phase of development, which will be written in golden letters and you are fortunate to being the member of Team Arunachal during this period, said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, while participating in the 2nd review meeting with Power developers here today.

The vibrate momentum and vigorous effort by the State government in completing the railways, roads, airfield and other infrastructure will definite transform the state into a developed one. He added, development of Arunachal Pradesh will go a long way in the development of the country.

Dwelling in length on the power initiatives of the state, Gen Singh exhorted the developers to maintain time frame in completion of their projects. Agreeing with the chief Minister, he said, the state has the right to invoke penalty clause against the defaulters.

Stating that we have to be conscious of the fact that the development should not come at the cost of the traditional rights of the local communities, Governor stressed on Corporate Social Responsibility. The developers should also do sufficient ground-work and build a reputation for themselves through entry-point activities before actually starting the project. Suggesting educational and health care initiatives, he said, acceptance of local community is very important for success of the project. You have to instill a general feeling amongst the denizens that the projects are for their benefits.

Citing successful Uri power project of Jammu and Kashmir due to engagement of local people,   he added, I strongly recommend for providing more employment opportunities to the Arunachalees.  In his address, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu informed that to expedite the official procedure in getting clearances of the projects at the shortage period, single window policy has been adopted. He also assured all necessary security to the Power Developers, if at all it is required in the State, provided that they write to the State government and for removing of all bottlenecks, including land acquiring.

Taking serious note of some Power Developers who are not maintaining the time frame in completion of their projects, Khandu said, we will invoke penalty clause against this firms. In case if required, we may give the project to other developers. And also we will not allow the developers to give their projects to other at their own, he pointed.

Stressing on job opportunity for indigenous people in the power projects, the Chief Minister said, if this take care and affected people are benefited, there can be no problem from the people.

Chief Minister stressed on spot verification of phases of development by the concerned Deputy Commissioners and power officials in the district.

CM also suggested for joint transmission line by the private developers and CPSUs.

Earlier, initiating the review meeting, Principal Secretary Power & Coordination Dr. Hari Krishna Paliwal highlighted on the initiatives of State Government in creating conducive environment for the power developers in taking up their projects at the earliest. Issues such as transportation, environment, communication and streamlining of procedures are taken up at all level with concerned ministries and organizations, including BSNL, civil aviation, Inland waterways authority etc. We are extremely serious in removing the bottlenecks, he added.

Hydropower Parliamentary Secretary RT Khunjuju, APSPCB chairman, T. Norbu Thongdok, Chief Secreatary Tabom Bam, hosts of senior officials and representatives of IPPs and CPSUs attended the inaugural function.

The two-day long review includes power point presentations by the representatives of IPPs and CPSUs. Twenty-six Independent Power Producers and two CPSUs are taking part in it. PRO to Governor.


5 arrested on VC assault case, RGUTA demands in-dept investigation

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Five persons were arrested today in connection with  the Rajiv Gandhi  University Vice Chancellor assault case, informed Papum Pare SP to this daily. During interrogation they confessed their involvement in the case, he added.

Meanwhile, Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association (RGUTA) in its General Body Meeting held on January 27 expressed its deepest concern over the incident involving assault on  the Vice-Chancellor at his official residence by some unscrupulous elements on Jan 25 evening. The union also felt ‘perturbed over the unnecessary implication of one of its member’s name’ in the incident.

While expressing its deepest anguish and distress over the unfortunate incident, the association felt that ‘the incident appears to be product of a systematic failure in the University which could have been avoided.’ The union demanded that the entire security system of the university be revamped and restructured in order to prevent recurrence of similar incidents in future.

The association also strongly demanded the concerned authority to conduct an in-depth investigation into the matter without any bias as to why such ugly incident happened in the highest institution of learning and find out the circumstances responsible for it and to come with remedial measures. It further urged upon everybody to rise above the occasion and shoulder the responsibility of seeking immediate resolution of the problem in the interest of the University community in particular and the country as a whole.

Tana Showren clarifies

Meanwhile, Dr  Tana Showren, Reader, Dept of History, RGU  clarified that his name had been unnecessarily dragged in to the incident. In a statement today Dr Showren said that his name was wrongly inflicted in the said incident ‘with sheer intention of malice towards me’. “I have no any personal grudge with anybody in the University to warrant me to ask any apology from someone including VC”, he said.

“I strongly refute this allegation which is absolutely baseless and concocted’ he said, adding “I am absolutely innocent and I have nothing to do with the incident.”


Richo for computerization of Employment Exchanges

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: While observing the dire need of upgrading all the employment exchanges in the state to provide quick and correct informations to job seekers, Legislator and Parliamentary Secretary (Land Management, Labour and Employment) Padi Richo urged Union Ministry of Labour and Employment to set up 100 Skill Development Centers and atleast five Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in as many districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

All the employment exchanges should be made well equipped with computerised data information systems to provide correct and single point access to job/career related informations to the job seekers, Richo said while addressing a national level meeting of Labour and Employment Ministers at New Delhi recently.

Employment Exchange which comes under Ministry of Labour and Employment has been lagging far behind in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to other states due to lack of IT & non-IT infrastructure, insufficient trained manpower making simple processes a time consuming one, Richo rued.  He urged all the heads of departments, including those central Govt. departments in Arunachal Pradesh and government owned public sector enterprises to provide information regarding their job vacancy positions from time to time to the employment exchanges.

Richo also demanded establishment of a trainer training center, provision of health and insurance benefit under RSBY to all the labourers, reduction in registration fee for workers under building and other construction workers welfare board from Rs 20 to 10. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Mallikarjun Kharge.


Checking drive appreciated

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) has appreciated city administration for carrying out trading license checking drive at Nirjuli.

It is claimed to have found during the checking drive that atleast 130 traders in Nirjuli market area were running their business without having valid trading licences.  Meanwhile, NMWC asked all the local building owners, who have allotted their premises on rent to non-local businessmen within Nirjuli, to obtain the necessary trading licenses from the authority concerned immediately as trading licences are not issued to the non-locals in Arunachal Preadesh in their own name.


18 houses gutted in Miao, DGP distributes relief

CHANGLANG, Jan  27: 18 dwelling houses were completely gutted in a devastating fire incident in Police Complex at Miao on January 20. Of this, 15 houses are of IRBn/Police family and 3 houses are of civilians. About 12 houses of nearby area were partially damaged. Fire broke out from a kacha house at wee hrs when most of the Police personnel were on law and order duty at Jairampur and Nampong for Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, according to an official release.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu  has expressed his concern and consented to give relief to the fire victims.

Meanwhile, state Director General of Police Vimla Mehra, IPS, who was on week-long tour to Changlang district accompanied by Kime Aya, SP, Changlang visited the spot and met the family members of the fire victims. She emphatically heard the fire victims and their family members and distributed relief to the police family whose houses were completely burnt.  She lamented accommodation shortage of the police personnel in the area and entire state, but expressed hope for some improvement in near future.

The DGP visited the Police Stations at Jairampur, Kharsang, Miao and Vijaynagar. She heard the grievances of the officers and men patiently during Sampark Sabha held in each Police Station and advised all the officers and men to maintain discipline and work hard. She had special appreciation for the maintenance of Police Stations, particularly that of Jairampur and Kharsang. During her tour she visited the Police land at Nampong and SDPO’s Office Complex at Miao and interacted with the police family of their wellbeing, the release said.


Presidential Award for Wing commander Mohonto Panging

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Wing Commander Mohonto Panging from Arunachal Pradesh has been awarded the Presidential Award  -- the Vayu Sena Medal (devotion to Duty) on the occasion of the 61st Republic Day.

Panging is the first Indian Air Force Officer from Arunachal Pradesh to be awarded with prestigious Vayu Sena Medal.

For his distinguished service, he has been previously awarded the Chief of Air Staff Commendation and the Air Officer Commanding-in chief commendation.

He is a fighter pilot of repute with over 3500 hours of flying experience and is the first officer from the entire North East to Command a Sukhoi-30 fighter squadron.

Son of Bansiram Panging and Rita Panging of Pasighat, he is married to Dr Lung Panging, daughter of Raising Perme and late Aroti Perme of Pasighat.

Born in Namsing village of East Siang district, he did his primary education from LP school, Pasighat, Borguli and higher secondary school, Pasighat and completed his secondary school from Sainik School, Goalpara, Assam.

Mohonto Panging had joined National Defence Academy at Pune and passed out as a senior appointment in Dec 1988. He joined Air Force Academy at Hyderabad for flying training and was awarded the Best in Flying Trophy.

He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in Dec 1989, excelled as fighter pilot and flown the Sukhoi-30 MKI, Jaguar, Mig-29 and Hunter aircraft.

He had undergone several professional flying courses and  stood first in all. He had also undergone defence service command and staff course abroad and stood first in all disciplines.


R-Day celebrated throughout Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Along with rest of the Nation the 61st Republic Day was celebrated throughout Arunachal Pradesh in a befitting manner on January 26 last.

At Yupia: The  Republic day was celebrated in a befitting manner at general ground, Yupia. The Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare District Bidol Tayeng unfurled the tricolor amidst gathering of Head of officers, staffs, Panchayat members, GBs, school children, villagers, officer and officer and staffs of 31BN ITBP.

In his address Tayeng highlighted the significance of the day. Underscoring various developmental activities undergoing in the Papum Pare District he said District Headquarter, Yupia could not be made fully functional due to scarcity of  drinking water facility, but   it is   likely to improve as State Govt has proposed to sanction Drinking Water Project in Yupia during current financial year.

 Colourful cultural items by different cultural troupes of Yupia, guard of honour by 31BN ITBP, games and sports, were the attractions of the day. Free Medical Camp was also conducted by District Medical Office and ITBP where free medical check ups and medicines were distributed to the patients.

At Doimukh, Parliamentary Secretary (industries) cum local MLA Nabam Rebia unfurled the national tri-colour amidst mammoth gathering on the occassion.

Exhorting the gathering to make Doimukh, one of the oldest towns of the state, a model town, Rebia suggested formation of Team Doimukh for all round development.

He appealed the Govt officers and staff to be dutiful and also appealed the people to work hard for success in life.

All India Qaumi Ekta Committee, Arunachal Pradesh unit also celebrated the 61st Republic Day at Govt Middle School, Papu Nallah, Naharlagun. School headmaster M M Tiwari hoisted the tri-colour on the occasion. North East observer of AIQEC Probin Borpatro Gohain and Mahila observer of AIQUEC Deepa Hazarika were the chief guest and guest of honour on the occasion. Game and sports and cultural competitions among the school children were major highlights of the day.

All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) also celebrated the R-Day at its head office here in a befitting manner.

At Koloriang, Remo Kamki, Deputy Commissioner, unfurled the National Flag at the general ground Koloriang.

In his address, he appealed  the people to stand united against those forces which weaken the unity and integrity of our country. Any dispute should be sorted out amicably among ourselves, he added.

Other highlights of the day were games and sports, cultural activities and district level exhibition, organized by the Community Learning and Doing center, Palin. Sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency, ATMA, Koloriang, the main aim of the scheme is to encourage the local farmers.

While unfurling the National Flag at Mariyang, Upper Siang on the occasion of Republic Day,  J.K. Panggeng MLA exhorted the people give importance to Health and hygiene. Proper sanitation with toilet facility have to be developed. The PRIs and the GBs have to create awarness amongst the people. The Gaon Burrahs should be impartial and judge the cases on merit. He also emphasized on the preservation of wildlife. People should go for pisciculture and animal husbandry, he added

At Khonsa, along with the rest of the country 61st Republic Day was celebrated with various programmes.

Addressing a huge gathering at Khonsa Nehru Stadium, Arunachal Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, while greeting the people said, “along with the rest of the country and the state, Tirap district has also made a steady progress over the years. But we cannot afford to rest on our laurels and work harder to catch up with the other more developed districts of the state. Here, I may say that development does not mean only construction of roads and buildings. It is the development of people’s outlook and mindset which is more important. We must come out of the cocoon mindset and compete with others. The people have to be receptive to the policies of the government and strive to contribute their best effort in whatever they do.

He further said that our youth cannot remain totally dependent on government alone for everything. They have to look for new avenues and scopes for which they have to be well equipped in this world of cut-throat competition.

Expressing displeasure on growing instances of opium addiction among the youth in  the   he appealed them to shun this destructive habit and channelize their youthful energy towards constructive purposes.

A number of measures have been adopted like establishment of a FCI godown at Deomali and computerization of PDS to ensure food security in the district. But the  people cannot remain dependent on PDS alone and they have to work hard to increase food production by doing away with the destructive and unproductive Jhum cultivation and look for other productive and sustainable alternatives.

He informed that  the mega Trans-Arunachal Highway Project is beginning to take shape that will link all the district headquarters in the State.

Earlier, Lowangdong ceremonially unfurled the national tricolour and inspected a guard of honour presented by Assam Rifles, APP, NCC and Scouts and Guides. Other highlights of the day included marchpast, PT display, games and sports, cultural programme and display of exhibition stalls.

Local MLA, Kamthok Lowang, Ex-MLA T. Aboh, DC, SP and other civil and para-military officers were present during the function. The day was also observed at Longding, kanubari, Deomali and other Circle headquarters.

At Pasighat, the 61st Republic Day was celebrated with great pomp and show in enthusiastic manner at the general ground.

The tricolor National Flag was unfurled by the Minister Education Bosiram Siram amidst mammoth gathering of head of offices, retired officers, public leaders, senior citizens and general people of Pasighat.

Speaking on the occasion Siram said, Arunachal Pradesh being an integral part of Indian national mainstream was no less than other states of the country so far its progress and achievements in all round developments were concerned.

He  appealed the local people to extract maximum benefit from the schooling facilities provided by the government and further stated that education department is working on evolving a new Education Policy to impart quality education and for which NCERT authority would be the sole distributor school books and such low cost books could save government money which could be utilize for other educational infrastructure developments.

Referring to the CoSAAP demands, Siram conveyed his thanks to the present Chief Minister for sanctioning of 15 months arrears to the employees.

Later, Siram inaugurated the exhibition stalls installed by different departments like Horticulture, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fishery, Forest and Environment, handloom and Textiles, Education, Police and Health services etc.

At Ruksin, Sub-divisional officer Y Tayeng unfurled the try-colour at General Ground on  the Republic Day. Apart from games and sports competitions, exhibition stalls put up by Agriculture, Horticulture, fisheries and handloom were inaugurated by Ruksin ZPM Tonggeng Panyang. Fire brigade personnel from Jonoi (Assam) were also awarded commendation certificate and cash prizes by SDO, Ruksin for the excellent service rendered in Arunachal Pradesh.

At Tezu, 61st Republic day was celebrated in the headquarter and other parts of the district in a befitting manner.  The Tezu Addl. Deputy Commissioner W. Khimhun unfurled the ceremonial flag  as Chief Guest and took salute from contingents representing ITBP, APP, Scout & Guide , NCC, VKV and various other schools of the district.

Addressing a huge gathering, the Chief Guest highlighting the development activities take-up by various departments in Lohit district, lauded the contribution of various government departments, agencies, NGOs and general public. The district exhibits a unique example of unity in diversity as different community in Tezu and peace & tranquillity is a hallmark in under taking various developmental activities.

The other highlights of the daylong program included exhibition of stall, presentation of state awards , patriotic songs and dances , traditional dances by nine communities , band & PT display, Karate demonstration and games & sports etc.

At Yingkiong in Upper Siang District the Republic Day was celebrated in befitting manner. At the ceremonial function in the general ground, the national flag was unfurled by Pawan Kr. Sain, DC Upper Siang in presence of Alo Libang MLA and host of officers and public.

While greeting the people on the occasion, Pawan Kr. Sain said that the  state has made considerable progress in every sphere in spite of long isolation, inhospitality hilly terrain and resource constrains. But, we have a long way to go to catch up with other developed states.

He informed that PHC Geku has been upgraded to CHC and the construction work for health sub centres at Damro and Nyukong are  in progress.Rs.5 lacs have been allotted against 92 village sanitation committees. 97% of targeted population in the district have been administered IPPI during the last campaign. He informed that a mega health camp will be organized at Tuting in the first week of February’10.

Under Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan,10 girls toilets have been and construction works of 3 residential schools for girls with hostel facilities at Tuting , Yinkiong and Katan are under progress and 2 proposals have been approved by the Govt.

Earlier Alo Libang  inaugurated the exhibition stalls put up by the different departments.

Cultural progammes, P T display,Games sports etc. were the other highlights of the day.  

At Ziro,  Lower Subansiri District DC Sadhana Deori unfurled the national flag at Subansiri stadium in the presence of Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, and general Public. While Taru Talo, ADC, Yowa Topu, EAC, hoisted the national flags at Raga and Yachuli  ADC Hqs. The National flags were also hoisted at Pistana and Yazali, Komporijo and Dollungmukh circles. T.Kakki, JT Obi,. hoisted the national flags  at  Pistana and Yazali respectively.

Highlighting the achievements of the district of last one year she said, there has been remarkable and immense progress in all the  fields specially in implementing the flagship programmes of government of India, but we should not be complacent with these achievements and requested the people to join hands and strive towards progress and development of the district.

Terming Drug abuse as one of the major deterrent of progress of human society ,she called upon the NGOs, Civil society, Local institutions and family to play a proactive role in controlling drug abuse of any form in the district.

The main function was also marked by March Past by APP, School children, cultural Tableau and a football match between DC-XI vrs MLA-XI, where DC-XI thrashed MLA-XI 4-0 goals. DIPRO

At Bomdila, Unfurling the national tricolor on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day , Deputy Commissioner Swati Sharma called upon the people to join hands- in-hands with the government for the all round development of the society. Exhorting the people to commit themselves for the peace and prosperity of the region, she maintained that, besides political equality, social and economic equality are of equal importance and till we attain economic equality, we cannot call ourselves a developed society, she said.

In order to make true the dream of state Governor JJ Singh for a clean, green and plastic free Arunachal, DC Sharma urged for active participation in the safai abhiyaan regularly conducted by the District Administration in the district. Though the Public Distribution System is better organized in the district, computerization of the ration cards have become a must to weed out the bogus ones in order to streamline its functioning thereby strengthening the hands of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, for the welfare of the people, especially the ones in the Below Poverty Line.

Other highlights of the day included the march past by the 14 parade contingents supported by the band troupe of Shanti Deva Vidyalaya, colorful cultural programmes including a Bhangra dance by the 21- Punjab Regiment, exhibition stalls with a CSD canteen by the Army and the Band display by the 4- J&K Light Infantry Regiment besides the field and track events with tug of war between DC XI v/s Public leaders XI and also between the APP/IRBn v/s Army.

At Tawang,  the Republic day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and in a befitting manner at the General Parade Ground in Tawang.  The national flag was unfurled by the Lumla MLA, Jambey Tashi amidst huge gathering.

While highlighting the achievements made by the state in general and district in particular, he urged people from all walks of life to work hard. He stressed on dignity of labour.

The main programme marked; March Past by the SSB and APP jawans, NCC cadets of GHS School, Scouts and Guides and Cub Bulbul of various Schools. The Army presented the Band.  DIPRO Tawang

At Roing, Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District unfurled the national flag in the district headquarter at General Play Ground.

Y W Ringu highlighted many developmental works & schemes taken up in the district which proved that Lower Dibang Valley District is marching ahead with the nation in the path of progress. To name few of them are 44 Nos of Schemes have been taken up under MPLADS (Rajya Sabha) amounting to Rs 104.85 Lakhs, 4 Nos schemes under MPLADS (Lok Sabha) of Rs 6.75 Lakhs, 12 Nos schemes under MLALADS 42-Dambuk A/C of Rs 49 Lakhs, 17 Nos Schemes under MLALADS 43-Roing A/C of Rs 37.15 Lakhs and many more in various departments which are under progress.

Agriculture Department won the first Prize for the Exhibition Stall, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Balek got the second Prize and the third Prize was bagged by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA). A total of 16 Progressive Farmers from different villages of the district were  awarded for their higher farm production per unit area in agriculture and allied activities sponsored by ATMA Roing. Prize of various events were also distributed. Laeta Umbrey, MLA Roing, Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson, Panchayat Leaders, Public Leaders, HoDs were present besides other spectators in the D-Day.

On the auspicious occasion of Republic Day, Y W Ringu released the Commercial Enterprises Calendar, Laeta Umbrey, MLA Roing released Audio-CD on Farmer’s Club Programme(NABARD Sponsored) in Adi Dialect and Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson released Technical Folder on Farm Mechanization. The above mentioned Technical Literature and Audio CD were developed by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balek, Lower Dibang Valley district.  DIPROs / Sources


Education awareness campaign

TEZU, Jan 27: The first ever education awareness campaign was organised by the graduate Mishmi students in Lohit & Anjaw district from Jan 20 to 25 last. The campaign was organised under the leadership of veteran students leader Bajongso Kri Law student, Shavin Mam General Secretary, IGG College, Sodyong Kri from RGU, Retemso Manyu of IGG Collage other senior students from IGG college covered all most all government HSS and Secondary schools of Lohit & Anjaw district during the campaign period .

The awareness on education, games & sports, social & communal harmony among the neighbours, protection and guide to immature Mishmi girls from western influence and many other social evils like opium addiction were laid stressed in the week long awareness campaign. DIPRO


NRHM tableau bags 1st prize

The tableau displayed by state National Rural Health Mission(NRHM) bagged 1 prize as the best  among the tableaus displayed by various departments on the occasion of Republic Day at I G Park on January 26. The theme of the tableau was “Institutional delivery, displaying the benefit of hospital delivery over home delivery.”

Govt Hr Secondary Arunodaya, Itanagar also awarded trophy for the amazing performance of the scout and guides of the school, particularly formation of pyramid and human bridge were highly appreciated.


Sarathi &Vahan launched in LDV

ROING, Jan 27: Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley district, Y W Ringu has formally launched the SARATHI and VAHAN transport Project here at National Informatics Centre recently. The twin project was prepared by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) cum District Transport Officer (DTO) with the help of National Informatics Centre, Roing. Through the launching of this project, the learner’s licence, driving licence, vehicle registration certificate, fitness certificate and the road permits will be issued through the computer.

While inaugurating the projects in the midst of the officers & officials, Ringu lauded DTO, Y. Lombi and District Informatics Officer, Yagru Linggi for their efforts in making timely and successful launching of the project. Expressing great expectation from the team of officials from the RTA she exhorted them to be precise in their entry and recording of data as well as endeavor must be made to educate the public regarding the new process for filling up of form for obtaining licences in the near future. She also handed over first computerized learner’s licence and vehicle registration certificate.

With this, the Lower Dibang Valley district joins East Kameng, Lohit, West Kameng, East Siang and Papum Pare districts to have computerization of their licensing process thus making it foolproof and convenient for maintaining traffic records of the district as well as benefiting the public with efficient and faster delivery of services, informed DTO.  DIPRO


‘At home’ function at Raj Bhavan

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh was 'At Home' with distinguished citizens of Arunachal Pradesh on the lush green lawns of Raj Bhavan here yesterday. As part of Republic Day celebration, ‘At Home’ make an important feature of the day long programme.

The invitees from different walks of life started converging at Raj Bhavan before the start of the ceremony .

Chief Minister Dorjee  Khandu, his cabinet colleagues, senior officials, social workers, educationists, intellectuals, senior citizens, distinguish achievers, NCC and Scouts and Guides were present at the function. PRO to Governor.


GB dies at 90

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Camdir Foundation Trust (CFT) deeply mourned the death of Tana Leiz Camdir, Gaon Burah of Chardwar under Sonitpur district in Assam yesterday night at his own residence.

He was 90, and survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.

Born to Leiz Topu Camdir of Gech village, Mai under Yachuli circle in 1920, Tana was appointed as compounder, popularly known as Sita Babu during British regime, and covered areas like Kimin, Doimukh, Sagalee, Yazali, Apatani plateau and North Lakhimpur. However,  he discontinued his service on domestic ground later.

Later on he migrated to then NEFA headquarter for Kameng and Subansiri at Chardwar, Assam along with his family.

He is being cremated at Bhorali Basti, Chardwar under Sonitpur district in Assam.

His death is a great loss to the Camdir family in particular and society as a whole, CFT said in a condolence message and conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereft family and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Contraceptive update cum dissemination workshop on family planning

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: A one-day Contraceptive Update cum Dissemination Workshop on Family Planning was organized for DMOs, DRCHOs, Gynecologists, Medical Superintendent and DPMs of all the districts and District/ General Hospitals at ATI, Naharlagun on Jan 23 by Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society under NRHM, Health & Family Welfare Services, Arunachal Pradesh.  Resource  persons Dr. S.K Sikdar, Asstt. Commissioner (FP), GOI and Dr. Vinay Consultant(FP)  were present in the programme.

The programme was inaugurated by Dr K.Nishing, Additional DHS as the chief Guest, who dealt at length  on importance of HMIS and prevention of malaria in this hill locked state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The resource person Dr S. K discussed the importance of NRHM being a flexi pool and also importance of planning mechanism right from grass root level i.e. VHSC which gives exact target based on datas compiled by national level monitoring team. He apprised that the state is doing very good job in field of Family Planning sector apart from other programmes under NRHM. He has advocated for development of strong HMI system in the state health directorate.

Among others, he emphasized to give due importance on appointment of Nodal Officer for Family Planning ( for planning, implementing, monitoring, Supervising & Evaluating), constitution of Quality Assurance Committee, Accreditation of Private Hospital, empanelment of doctors and HR Development   Training/ Relocation etc) under central Govt policies.


Awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Jan. 27: An awareness campaign programme to preserve natural resources was organized by Natural Resources and Wild Life Controlling Society of Nakar village under Mengio circle on 23rd January. Papum Pare deputy commissioner, Bidol Tayeng attended the programme as chief guest while Jumte Jinni, circle officer of Sagalee was guest of honour. Forest officials, administrative officers, students, panchayat and youth leaders, GB’s and general public of Topu, Puyu, Pai and Bada Panchayat attended the programme. During the day panchayat leaders and GB’s of all Panchayat took oath not to damage natural resources of area and stop killing of wild animals.


Use of  polythene banned in Lower Subansiri

ZIRO, Jan 27: Expressing grave concern over the  rampant selling and  use of  re-cycled polythene/plastic as carry bags, drinking glasses, bowel, plate etc, by the shopkeepers and the general public, the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Sadhana  Deori, under section 133 and 134 IPC has banned the use of polythene and other such non-biodegradable plastic products in the entire Lower Subansiri District.

Safe bio-degradable plastic and tissue/paper made products are readily available in market to re-place the dangerous poly-plastic products but for small effort giving up the stubborn and imprudent attitude on the part of the users. Throwing these unsafe products  in the public places cause nuisance resulting to death of animals on consumption, obstructing free flow of drain water, pollution of environment endangering human and animal life as well as the greens, she observed.

The order further warned of punishment U/S 188 IPC, to persons selling, carrying, using  any non-eco-friendly products  within the jurisdiction of Lower Subansiri. DIPRO


Training on federation management for SHG office bearers

MIAO, Jan 27: Seva Kendra, Miao (NGO) organized training on Federation Management for SHG office bearers of Miao and Kharsang circles, Changlang district on January 25. Altogether 12 enthusiastic SHG members took active part in the training.

R. K. Paul Chawang (Prog. Coordinator), who was the resource person, spoke on the concept of Federation Management and explained in detail how formation and successive running of SHG Federation can become Rural Bank for the rural communities.

Seva Kendra staff led by Bennison animated the training. Participants expressed their ardent interest in the formation of Federation. Thus, it was discussed that 1 Federation will comprise of 10 SHGs. Participants expressed their appreciation to Seva Kendra for take new initiative in encouraging and supporting the Self Help Groups (SHGs).


General conference held

ITANAGAR, Jan. 27: The 8th general conference of Lobom Welfare Society which took place from 21st to 24th January successfully ended. The conference was attended by around 500 delegates from three Siang districts. Gadam Ete, parliamentary secretary civil aviation, attended inaugural session of conference as chief guest whereas Kanki Darang Additional deputy secretary of Aalo was guest of honour.

During the meet, Karmo Noshi Lobom was selected as president and Marto Kato Lobom as general secretary of Lobom Welfare Society.


Par. Secy lauded

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), Tali management has lauded Parliamentary Secretary (Food & Civil Supply),  Lokam Tasar for contributing Rs.five lakh for the construction of the school playground. Tasar donated the amount during the inaugural function of the school on January 23 as guest of honour. Education Minister Bosiram Siram was the chief guest of the function.


APDWA appointments

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh Development Welfare Association (APDWA) president has appointed Yage Gangte as president,Vicky Juli and Tamchi Kache as general secretaries of Women’s Wing and Dekey Yachu as vice president general.


Boori-Boot Yullo

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Panchayati Raj minister, Takar Marde and MLA Khumsi Sidisow have consented to attend 43rd Boori Boot Yullo celebration at Dollungmukh as chief guest and guest of honour respectively on Feb 6.


Reh from Feb 1

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Famous Reh festival of Dibang Valley district would be celebrated from February one at district headquarter Anini in a befitting manner. Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs) Wangki Lowang will attend the fesitval as chief guest.

A large number of people from different corners of the district are expected to attend.


Cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR, Jan. 27: A cleanliness drive was conducted by N.N charitable society (NNCS), Sagalee on the 15th of this month at Langper village. The villagers actively took part in the social service. Later on, a short meeting was conducted where villagers were given tips about maintaining health and hygiene. Meanwhile NNCS informed that a three day district level PMEGP exhibition will held from 29th to 31st January at Sagalee town.


Foundation day

ITANAGAR, Jan. 27: The Upper Subansiri district unit of COSAAP today celebrated its foundation day in the presence of its active members.


PWS raising day

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Yingkiong ADC Rajesh Panyang has consented to be the chief guest of the 10th raising day celebration of Panggi Welfare Society (PWS) on Jan. 31.


APPDSU’s demand endorsed  

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Papum Pare District Youth Association (PPDYA) has opposed the proposal for setting up the proposed NIT at Bhalukpong which is adjacent to Assam.

While supporting APPDSU and its demand for establishing the NIT at Jote, PPDYA said that communication to Bhalukpong which is adjacent to Assam is frequently disturbed by bandh calls given by various organizations in Assam, the association said in a release.

Jote, which approximately 20-25 km from the state capital is an ideal place for establishing such institute of repute. Further, the local public have also expressed their willing to donate land voluntarily for the purpose and the authority should take immediate steps and the opportunity to establish the institute at Jote, the release added.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: A mass social service was conducted in and around Kimin township today organized by Kimin EAC S Lowang to mark the 61st Republic Day celebration. Members of Bazar committee, students and staff of various Govt departments and panchayat leaders took part in the cleanliness drive.

Prior to this, social service was also conducted in every sections of EAC office in Kimin from 7 am to 11 am.



Bogong Soccer Club lift Siang Fraternity Cup’10

PASIGHAT, Jan 27: Bogong Soccer Club (BSC )  beat Rengging Football Club (RFC ) 3-2 in a keenly contested final match of the first Siang Fraternity Cup 2010 at General Ground here yesterday.

Local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram and General Manger, Jaypee Arunachal Power Ltd. Brig. R.K. Kaushal (Rtd) witnessed the match as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

The winning and runners  teams were awarded cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively.

Highest scorer Tacen Taloh of RFC and best player of the tournament Kankiram Moyong of BSC were also awarded.

 The 2nd Fraternity Cup would be organized at Aalo next year. DIPRO


Assault on VC condemned

ITANAGAR: Expressing deepest shock and surprise over the physical assault on RGU VC, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee(APCC) today condemned  it as sagacious and cowardice act.

Such vandalism should be condemned by all section of the society, which lowering the reputation of lone Central university and the state, the APCC said in a release.

APCC also urged the state governor and Govt to take drastic action against the culprits and master-minds as per law of the land.

Describing the incident highly condemnable, Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh, also demanded that  culprits be booked and exemplary punishment be awarded.

Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) condemned the attack on RGU VC. VHAI is confident that Government will do everything possible to prevent this kind of incidence in future, said in a release.


NES interactive tour

ITANAGAR: The second phase of interactive tour programme by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) on issues of social importance and new Nyishi academic books from January 29 to February would cover Papum Pare and East Kameng districts.

NES president Bengia Tolum would lead a 30-member team including members from print and electronic media.

The first phase of the tour covering Dollungmukh, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey was conducted during second week and midst of this month.


ATU flays leading banks

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Tribal Union (ATU) vehemently criticized various leading banks running their bussiness in Arunachal Pradesh for allegedly depriving the poor from availing loan facilities.

While alleging partiality in granting loans, ATU rued that locals are being deprived of the facility due to reasons best known to them.

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