Foundation stones under urban infrastructure schemes laid
Tuki assures more UD projects
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki has laid the foundation stone of
hostel building for working women, destitute children and age old urban dwellers
at Daporijo amidst presence of large number of Govt officers, MLAs and general public
today. The estimated cost of the building scheme is Rs 327.46 lakhs.
The Minister also laid foundation stone for improvement of road network schemes at
an estimated cost of Rs 476.52 for Daporijo division under Urban Infrastructure
Development Scheme for Small and Medium Town(UIDSSMT).
Addressing the people on the occasion of the foundation laying ceremony the UD minister
assured sanctioning of remaining projects in phase wise manner. The minister also
advised field officers of UD and contractors to ensure proper implementation of
the on-going schemes and timely submission of utilization certificate.
Stressing on cleanliness, the minister called upon the urban dwellers and department
concerned to chalk out plan with involvement of private parties to ensure proper
cleaning of the township.
Expressing concern over the rampant burning of jungles for jhum cultivation and hunting
of wild animals, Tuki urged upon the Upper Subansiri district administration take
step through forest department to regularize the excessive jhum cultivation and burning
of forest. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner H K Shalla, also the Chairman-DUDA requested
the UD minister to take initiative for sanctioning the remaining projects.
Lauding the minister for bringing UD schemes MLA Tapen Siga requested him to take
step for immediate sanctioning of project, namely, “Infrastructure Development of
Daporijo town Ph-I.”
Er Ramu Welly Deputy Director (UD) & Housing, Daporijo Division offered vote of thanks.
MLAs and Govt officers including Daporijo MLA Tapen Siga, Taliha MLA Punji Mara,
Deputy commissioner HK Shalla, Chief Engineer cum Director, UD & Housing Er Taba
Tedir, Chief Engineer(PWD) Central Zone, Er Kuru Sera, SP, Daporijo Apur Pertin,
Deputy Director, Daporijo UD Division Er Ramu Welly accompanied the minister during
the foundation laying ceremony, according to an official release.
Attack on VC condemned
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) in its meeting here today
univocally condemned the attack on Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof K
Terming it as most unfortunate and unbecoming, the meeting felt that such acts are
contrary to the rational and hospitable ethos of the Arunachalees. Whatever the provocation,
the members strongly felt that any grievances should be resolved through dialogues
or various democratic methods available, said the APLS in a release today.
“With Arunachal posing for a multi-faceted development and numerous investors showing
keen interest to become part of development of this land-locked under developed state,
we should realize and shoulder our responsibility collectively to prevent any wrong
message going outside the state.”
APLS congratulates noted litterateurs
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) has congratulated and
extended its appreciation to Sahitya Akademi Award Winner Y D Thongchi, who was
conferred Basudev Jallan Memorial Literary Award -2009 by the Assam Sahitya Sabha
recently. The APLS also lauded noted author Mamag Dai for showcasing the rich cultural
heritage and tribal values of Arunachal across the globe.
ITANAGAR, Jan. 30: In a shocking incident a women teacher of Independence Golden
Jubilee Higher Secondary school, Pasighat was molested on the 27th of this month
by one S.B Mishra who is senior teacher of the same school. According to report,
when victim protested against act of molestation, the accused along with his family
members physically assaulted her causing injuries.
When contacted East Siang district superintendent of police (SP), Devesh Srivastava
acknowledged that such incident took place. “We have arrested the accused and sent
him to police custody. Our investigation is going on and soon we will make formal
chargesheet,” informed SP Srivastava. Meanwhile All East Siang District Student’s
Union (AESDSU) has strongly condemned this molestation act and demanded stringent
action against accused.
CO Hq at Nirjuli demanded
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Nirjuli Market Welfare Association (NMWA), in a memorandum to chief
secretary, has demanded creation of a separate circle headquarter for Nirjuli.
While gathering enough supporting conditions in favour of creating a new circle hq.
at Nirjuli, the memorandum said: Nirjuli houses many central govt establishments,
like NERIST, PSUs like NHPC, NEEPCO, Power Grid etc. Consideration the distance
between Nirjuli and Naharlagun and work-load at Naharlagun circle due to its vastness,
which covers entire lower part of the capital city, there should be a separate circle
for Nirjuli with hqs, preferably at Nirjuli in the greater interest of the people,
the memorandum said.
RGGVY to cover all villages in Papum Pare
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: All the villages of Papum Pare district will be electrified under
the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana, a scheme under Central Govt.
Executive Engineer (E), Naharlagun Electrical Division, Likha Taji today informed
that 65 per cent of the villages of the district have already been covered under
the scheme and the rest 35 per cent are being covered.
Meanwhile, the electrical sub-station and associated HT/LT lines created under
RGGVY under Naharlagun electrical sub-division covering 5th Mile, 10th Mile, Midpu
–II, Nirjuli-I,II,III and Dikrong villages have been charged yesterday. The Electrical
Division in a release appealed the public in general not to touch the live line directly
or indirectly for safety of life and property and said that power department will
not be responsible for untoward incident if any after due information.
On the other hand, 42 villages falling under Sagalee sub-divisional administrative
area of Papum Pare district have been covered under the RGGVY package A/01, the release
said. Four villages under the Banderdewa Administrative circle have also been covered/charged
under RGGVY package A/02. The general people of the villages both in Sagalee sub
division and Banderdewa circle are cautioned not to touch live wire.
Land allotment lauded
ITANAGAR, Jan. 30: The people of East Kameng have appreciated district administration
for giving land allotment to around 1000 residents of the district. In a press statement
Bado Singhi, Vice Chairman of the state Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB),
who is also a resident of East Kameng thanked officials for their initiatives.
He also appreciated role of WRD minister Atum Welly in this regard.
Further he requested district administration to regularize those plots where residents
have been staying for more than three years. “Regularization of these plots could
help government to earn more revenues and also benefit local residents,” said Bado
Singhi. He added, “People of East Kameng acknowledge the role of WRD minister Atum
Welly for his contribution towards helping poor people in getting land rights.”
AAPSU firm on Mithun as State Animal
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Refusing to budge from the their stand on giving State Animal
status to Mithun (Bos Frontails), the apex students organization of the state, All
Arunachal Pradesh Students Union today said that it will stick to its previous demand.
Tatung reiterated that the 95% of the people in Arunachal Pradesh recognize Mithun
as their state animal.
“Mithun finds special position in the lives of almost every tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.
There is mythological, economic, culture and traditional value attached to it. Mithun
has its role in every occasion of social life in Tribal society of Arunachal. Infact
this is the mainstay of tribal life.”
Tatung also said that there are many mythological aspects associated with communities
which consider Mithun as their part of life which can be vouched from the fact that
horns are adorned in every village huts.
“If Hollock Gibbon is declared as the State Animal, it will be a sort of complete
dictatorship from the centre to the state. The common public considers Mithun as
the State animal and their aspiration will be sabotaged when Gibbon will be declared
as state animal, regrets AAPSU president.
Tatung suggested the state government to take the public consensus to get the true
picture on the issue of state Animal. “A public opinion will be the best mechanism
to decide on the issue of State Animal”, he added.
Is violence the only means of getting justice in Arunachal?
By Taba Ajum
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: In the last few years Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing drastic change
in social structures. The earlier tolerant society of state is being gradually replaced
by new generation of youths who are restless to achieve success in life. The penchants
for attaining early success in life and frustration at the slow functioning of state
machinery have often tested patience of these youths. Aghast at prevailing corruption
most of these youths are facing uphill task of motivating themselves for better life
The spread of education in the state has produced many doctors, engineers, graduates
from various fields and they all pin for landing job with state agencies. Most of
the Arunachal’s new generation youth are getting educated in metropolitan cities
and they come back to their home state with great hope for better future and serving
their own state. It is after reaching here that they realize the kind of efforts
they need to put in for securing their future. The competition and hardship of finding
job often frustrates these youth. Adding to their woes, the ever increasing economic
imbalances in society are making life harder for them.
Our state has always prided itself for being home to the most tolerant society. But
in the last few decades things have changed for bad and on much occasion act of vandalism
are being used as way of fighting for justice which is deeply hurting our society
in general. Though nobody support such action, surprisingly some of the educated
youth justifies these acts by stating that they do it for justice. “We feel quite
guilty to act like that way. But at times too much of corruption lead us to behave
like that. Though we all come from educated family but situations make us look like
monster,” moaned T. Tagin, an unemployed young graduate.
The aggressive approaches of younger generation in dealing with prevailing problems
are worrying every parent who had labored hard to educate their children. “Our society
has become so in-tolerant. It is understood that with more education, competition
increases but our youth have to learn the art of patience, “commented one worried
father. He further added, “The tactics of threatening and muscle flexing are not
good for the longer run. It will only create bad image of our state to the rest of
world. We have to remember that in the modern world even little incidents can lead
to greater repercussion.”
In the changing dynamic of world, our youth also have to gear up themselves to face
every kind of competition for better future. In the meanwhile even state government
has to pull up their shocks to ensure that dreams of our youth for better future
do not gate-crash. In entire north-east region our state is still considered to be
one of most peaceful land with good job prospects. Even this reporter while studying
in places like Mysore and Delhi has often bragged to the rest of my countrymen that
our state boasts of good job prospect and that Arunachal Pradesh is a land of peace,
which I guess all youths studying must have done. Now it is duty of our elected representatives
and government to make sure that Arunachal truly remains land of peace in real sense.
10 Farmers’ Clubs launched in Namsai
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: NABARD in collaboration with National Youth Project launched Farmers’
Clubs in 10 villages of Namsai sub division in a function held at Namsai ADC conference
hall on Jan 28. Around 50 farmers were given inputs on better utilization of credit,
adoption of technology and capacity building.
EAC Namsai emphasized on providing credit facilities to farmers by bank. Branch Manager
SBI, Chongkham, assured credit facilities for farmers for agricultural activities,
while Hari Biswas, President, National Youth Project assured all help to farmers
in completing formalities of availing loan from banks also other social development
SDP organized: A skill development programme sponsored by National Bank for Agriculture
and Rural Development (NABARD) and organized by National Youth Project was inaugurated
by Mamta Bhatt, Circle Officer, Pioung Circle which will benefit 25 women weavers
of the village Manmao.
13 houses gutted in fire
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: At least 13 houses were gutted in a devastating fire at Dumporijo
town of Upper Subansiri District on January 27 midnight.
The house owners lost all their belongings and all study materials of fives students
were also completely gutted into ashes, informed the Galo Welfare Society (GWS)
of Upper Subansiri district unit.
The GWS unit has extended financial help to victim family and students so as to
purchase some needy items and appealed the Govt to provide immediate relief to the
The Society also extended sincere thanks to the Bazar Committee of Dumporijo town
for helping the victim families.
TSC stall bags 1st prize in R-day celebration
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The exhibition stall on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) put up
by the Public Health Engineering Division Daporijo at Rijo ground Daporijo on the
occasion of 61st Republic Day celebration adjudged 1st among the 14 stalls of the
various departments. The TSC stall awarded with shield and citation, highly appreciated
by the visiting VIPs, dignitaries and general public.
Meanwhile, departmental team headed by Er. Niapung Konia, EE cum Member Secretary,
DWSC, Upper Subansiri district appealed to the general public to make the TSC Programme
a stepping stone in making the district fully sanitized.
As a part of awareness campaign of TSC Programme, Dr. T. Muri, (Ortho), Distt. Hospital
highlighted the gathering about various diseases related to water & sanitation. Er.
Moli Tatu, AE, imparted technical knowledge on construction of low cost elevated/raised
and grounded IHHL while Er. Kapoor Notung, AE, briefly explained the working and
construction of water supply projects. The centre of attraction was the model of
a local house with attached Low Cost IHHL of raised type, according to a release
issued by Er. Gejum Nochi, JE PHE.
ITANAGAR, Jan. 30: All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUDSU) has decided
to go for awareness campaign in district for the promotion of education from Feb
2 next. During their tour union could look into the problems faced by student communities
of district like shortage of teachers, improper distribution of mid-day meals and
stipends, pathetic condition of schools.
Three-month long awareness campaign on H1N1 concludes
NAMPONG, Jan30: The three-month long awareness campaign on influenza A H1N1 (swine
flu) was concluded here today.
The campaign was organized by the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Govt. of
India in close coordination with district administration, health department, medical
officers and staff, Anganwadi workers and PRI leaders to create awareness among the
people, particularly in rural and remote areas, about the influenza A H1N1 and precautions
to be taken for protection from swine flu.
The campaign which was started from Papum Pare district in November last year covered
West Kameng, Lower Subansiri, Anjaw, West Siang and Changlang districts.
Door to door campaign, public meetings, interactive programmes, film shows, photo
exhibitions, drawing, painting, essay writing, sports and quiz competitions to create
awareness about H1N1 flu were organised by the DFP units during the months long campaing.
Besides, exhibition on H1N1 was also put up at Siang River Festival 2010 and recently
concluded Pangsau Pass Winter Festival.
In the last phase of campaign the Nampong and Pasighat units organized awareness
programme in Changlang district from January 26 to 30. The main function was held
at Tangsa Community Hall, Nampong on Jan 29 where Dr. K.Khomrang, MO, In charge,
PHC, Nampong explained about A H1N1, symptoms and precautions in detail. Other health
issues like Iodine Deficiency Disorder and Malaria were also taken up during the
programme, according to an official release.
Photographs of Exhibition on H1N1 organized at Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2010
are also attached.
Know your capability before choosing right career
ITANAGAR, Jan. 30: It was a moment to say goodbye as class 12 students of Green Mount
School, Itanagar was given befitting farewell on Saturday. In an impressive program
held in the auditorium of school, junior students presented colorful cultural items
wooing audience with their performance. Farewell party made students to realize about
the tough job of choosing career in the future as soon they will be starting new
life after passing out class 12.
During the day speakers like Taba Ajum, Journalist with Arunachal Times, Higio Aruni,
Secretary of Green Mount School and Chukhu Mama, guest Lecturer with RGU shared their
views with students. They retorted students to keep their options open while choosing
their career. “Students should know their strength and choose a particular field
where they can excel. There is a life beyond doctor and engineer. Just look out,
there are plenty of career options to choose for,” shared Taba Ajum. In her address,
Higio Aruni said, “It is important that parents also support their children in choosing
a particular career. They should take children to proper career counseling.”
City bus service from Jan 31
ITANAGAR: The much awaited City Bus service in Capital Complex has come into realty
with Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services announcing its City service from
The bus service under JNNURM will ply within Itanagar and Banderdewa between 7 am
to 5 pm.
Passenger sheds already constructed along the roadside of NH 52A between Itanagar
and Banderdewa by UD department would be the stoppage points, according to STS release.
Adhere to resolution: GWS
ITANAGAR: The executive committee of the Galo Welfare Society (GWS) in a meeting
held here today appealed its members to adhere to the resolution adopted during last
Galo Baane Keba at Aalo in January 2008.
Pointing out the resolution 7 of the GWS during the last Galo Baane Keba, the
Society appealed that the number of mithuns to be sacrificed in the rituals should
not exceed the permissible limit. Not adhering to the prescribed limit will invite
Capacity building prog
ITANAGAR: IPC, Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), Arunachal Pradesh and
APSACS in collaboration with the Training Division, Arunachal Pradesh Police are
organizing a Capacity Building program for the Law Enforcement Officers & Police
Personnel on Lifestyle-related Diseases and Tobacco Control Act at 3rd IRBn Headquarters,
Chimpu, Itanagar on 1st February.
Nearly 400 Jawans and 25 Police Officers are expected to participate in it.