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January  - 25


Importance of culture and tourism

Dear Editor,

India is a land of varied culture, religions and people and the social structure of the country and religious beliefs of the people attract the tourists from all over the world.

Culture has always been a major attraction of the tourists. Like the other tribal culture, the Tagin culture also has been playing very importance role in the progress and prosperity of the society. Tagin people have their own way of life which is highly being appreciated by the tourists. Since time immemorial Tagin community is known for its straight forwardness, truthfulness, courageous and highly hospitable nature. Their way of welcoming the guests by serving them Opo (rice beer), foods and meat speak volume of  their respect to the guests.

Traditional dresses of Tagin like “Tase Rame” and “Lakbung” are very attractive and wonderful items for tourists. In present day, these dresses are used for presenting gift to the chief guest and guest of honour of Si-Donyi Festival in Tagin. The arts and crafts of Tagin add the richness of its culture which can also equally be applied in tourism development of the state. Cultural programmes of Tagin play an important role in tourism development at all level in Arunachal Pradesh.

Traditional and cultural dances of Tagin like Si-Ome, Achi Riabu, Ani Chune, Takar Gane, etc. are also very popular in Arunachal Pradesh. The folk dance and folk song of Tagin are as much important as the folk songs and dances of other tribes of  the country.

The department concerned may take step for special cultural heritage package for tourists to help them explore the rich culture of the Tagin community which will ultimately  promote tourism in Arunachal Pradesh. The delicious food being cooked in Bamboo may be offered to tourist as special cuisine. Such preparation of food items is very rare in Arunachal Pradesh and this may also attract large number of tourists in festive occasion.

The Si-Donyi festival of Tagin on 3rd-6th January every year attracts large number of tourist in Arunachal Pradesh. The date and month of Tagin Festival is very appropriate and suitable to every visitor because it falls in the month of January which is the best time for tourist to enjoy their winter holiday.

The Tagin festival has a high degree of importance because this occasion simultaneously serves the purpose of three main important events; i.e. adieu to the elapsing year, welcome to the New Year and observation of the festival itself.

Tourist can gather many new information and experience from Tagin culture. There are many hidden knowledge in Tagin mythology. So far no one has tried to work out the mysterious information found in the Tagin Si-Donyi mythology. So this can be point of attraction for tourist in Tagin area.

I appeal  to the Arunachal Pradesh Govt especially department of Tourism make proper policy and programme for the promotion of Tagin culture and also give due importance to Tagin area for development of cultural tourism.

Last but not least I also request our Tagin people, know your culture and preserve it.


Tacha Lusi Sorum,




There are good things too

Dear Editor,

It was enlightening to go through  the thought- provoking informative article titled, ‘Do we have the guts?’ written by Tom Simai. I’m in complete concurrence with  Simai that Arunachal as a state has ‘The Potential’ to generate millions of dollars for the State exchequers. What is the present Government doing? I reckon its harnessing that potential – Hydropower.

I would be very pleased if critics are wise enough to suggest a revenue source apart from Hydropower. Suggest the Government one source that doesn’t have it demerits. As far as I’m aware in keeping with the universal phenomena of interdependence there can never be something at the cost of nothing. It is very easy to suggest someone that something is not right but the virtue is in giving the solution.

In progress we are in no comparison to other states, sad but true. Now, the Big QUESTION is why?

* Until recent past we have been rendered step-motherly treatment by the Center.

* Absence or deprived Communication Systems – Transportation and Telecommunication. It is true that man has conquered the highest mountain and reached the moon but railways lines haven’t yet reached our State leave alone Airports. For a State like ours, Railways and Airports are too much to ask where even good roads would be a luxury. Apart from Itanagar, in rest of the Districts mobile network is conked which I guess requires no explanation. I never realized until I was back home that there can be such as network problems even when the signal is full. It’s not been long that we have had access to the World Wide Web.

* Too little population. For any business to sustain and boom it requires demand and demand is proportional to population.

* Absence of Industries or Companies as there is shortage of man power, resources and the State Government policies on land acquisition, ILP (Inner Line Permit) policy etc. Take for example our own country after the economic liberalization in the early 1990s, there has been exponential economic growth.

* Monopolization of the former Government for more than two long decades. What has that Government done in 20 odd years of its ruling? We have to pull up our socks as there is loads of unfinished work to wrap up. Others are 20 years ahead of us.

* You and I. Ask, what is our contribution towards the prosperity and dilapidation of our motherland? John F. Kennedy in one of his inspirational speech said, “... ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country”. At the least lets stop grumbling and bragging at a 'Potential' in progress if we have no alternative.

* There are no adequate higher educational institutions viz: Engineering and Medical Institutions.

Economically we may be backward, however there are good things that we can take pride in- things that money can’t buy. It’s the most peaceful State in India with the absence of terrorists, insurgents and gangsters from the region. A woman enjoys the liberty to walk freely even past mid night. In an era where global warming and deforestation has become a international concern, Arunachal is one of the most densely populated forests State in India. In spite of the outsized diversity in tribe, religion and dialects there has been no disrespect of these differences and have lived in harmony through the ages.

Be optimistic and we will notice that the half filled glass as half full.


Nima Khenrab






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2 MW mycro hydel inaugurated

Be a partner of development: Khandu

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Koyu and Rina villages of East Siang district gets a major facelift after a 2 MW MHP was formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu yesterday in presence of Home Minister Tako Dabi, MP Ninong Ering and host of high ranking dignitaries. The Micro Hydel shall benefit 28 villages in the vicinity and has been constructed with an amount of Rs. 2947 Lakhs. With 32 KV line at anvil, the MHP is expected to lessen the power crisis of Pasighat Township to a great extent.

In his inaugural address, Khandu called upon the people of Koyu and Rina to be partner of development. “Major thrust is being concentrated towards infrastructural development so that every village of the state is well connected with road, electricity and gets the basic amenities” Khandu emphatically said while placing his vision for the New Year.

While informing the gathering about the new state education policy, Khandu made it amply clear that education sector will be revamped in a missionary zeal. Education and Health being the priority sector of his government, he hinted that all schools would have equal representation of teachers and the transfer and posting of the teachers would be made compulsory after the prescribed tenure.

He assured that hostel and quarters for teachers would be made available for the schools wherever necessary so that proper accommodation and congenial atmosphere is created in the surroundings of the school. Besides free text books, free uniform would also be given to the poor students, Khandu said.

Reiterating his stand over harnessing the rich hydro power resource for generating revenue for over all development of the state, Khandu mentioned about the pragmatic and beneficial state’s Relief and Rehabilitation Policy giving wide ranging benefits to the affected families and communities. While responding to the public memorandum, Khandu assured to provide fund from SPA for construction of teachers quarter and other developmental activities in the area. He also assured to press on for release of NEC fund for Koyu-Ego road 2nd Phase for bettering the road as demanded by the local populace.

Later the Chief Minister inaugurated a newly constructed building of Government Hr. Secondary School at Koyu.

In his speech, Home Minister Tako Dabi emphasized for collective effort to bring around positive development of the area. He appealed the gathering to endorse and support the leaders who have been genuinely concerned for the development and progress of the people and the area. He lauded Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for initiating tangible steps and taking ahead the state in all fronts.

MP Ninong Ering also spoke on the occasion.  PRO to CM


AAPSU seeks proper investigation into SSA fund embezzlement

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Reacting to the unearthing of huge embezzlement of fund under SSA at East Kameng district by Sango Lomte Foundation, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has taken serious note of such mismanagement. AAPSU has sought proper investigation into whole case and urged state government to seriously purse it.

AAPSU President Takam Tatung in a press statement asked concerned authorities not to compromise with corruption in education and health sectors. “Education and health sectors are crucial for future of this state. If we do not have proper education infrastructures, then how can we aim for better future,” stated Takam Tatung. Further he added, “Keeping in mind the recent corruption case coming out of SSA East Kameng, we urge state government, education department in particular to constitute one man enquiry commission in this regard headed by an IAS officer. All funding done under SSA since 2004 should be investigated.”

Tatung said as people have cast aspersion over various projects carried out under SSA, constituting of enquiry commission would go long way in unearthing all other problems plaguing SSA projects. He said AAPSU will keep a close eye on various projects carried out under SSA and if there is discrepancy they will not hesitate to raise such issue in public forum.


Dabi calls for a committed and disciplined police force

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 24:  Home Minister Tako Dabi has inaugurated a 32 capacity double storied rest house for police personnel and non-gazetted police officers at Ganga,  here today.

The project – “the Non-Gazzetted Officers’ Mess”  has been implemented by the Arunachal Police Housing & Welfare Corporation (APH&WCL) under the Centre’s Police Modernization Scheme at the project cost of Rs. 68.62 Lacs. The mess will  bring  succour  to the  police personnel coming from various districts and remote areas of the state to the Capital on official duty.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Home Minister speaking on the crucial role of the Police Force in maintaining security and law and order, called for utmost discipline and professionalism while discharging their duties.   

Stressing on efforts at all levels in creating a positive public image of the police as a disciplined and professional force, Dabi reiterated that “We must come up to the expectation of people of Arunachal Pradesh and shoulder our responsibilities.”

 Pointing out that security is prerequisite for development; he advocated that the security need should be given top priority.  The state government in this direction has already raised the 4th IRBn and further asked to start the process immediately for recruiting 500 vacancies for police constables.

On the occasion, the Home Minister also lauded the commendable performances of the SPs and police officers in maintaining law and order in the state, particularly in nabbing underground and anti-social elements. He said that in spite of limited resources and manpower, they have done excellent job and asked to maintain the same spirit of dedication and commitment in providing security and safety to the people of the state.

Earlier, the Home minister accompanied by DGP and IGP and senior police officials inspected the building and rooms and other facilities provided and expressed his satisfaction.

Earlier, the DGP, Kanwaljit Deol said that the rest house which is an asset, besides providing accommodation will also facilitate trainings and meetings, press briefings of the police department. The DIG (HQ) and MD, Arunachal Pradesh Housing and Welfare Corporation (APH & WCL), D.C. Srivastva, IPS briefing about the non gazzetted officers’ mess, said that it was has Five Barracks to accommodate 20 constables and six double bedded room for the rank of Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors. Initially implemented by PWD and later taken over by APH & WCL, it has reception and dining room facility, he added.

IGP S.B.K. Singh giving the vote of thanks assured his department’s full commitment in meeting the expectations of the people of the state.

Other seniors Police officers present on the occasion were DIG(East), Hibu Robin, DIG(West) Tashi Lama, DIG(OPS), Paldan, DIG Anil Sukla, AIGP, Venu Bansal, S.P.City, Chuku Apa, S.P.(Crime), T.Taba, Principal PTC, Hibu Tamang, S.P Papum Pare, Nabam Gungte, S.P Housing, P.N Khrimey, S.P. Telecom, R.Ringu. DIPR


National Girl Child Day observed

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has launched a poster campaign against child marriage in Arunachal Pradesh with support from Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti New Delhi to mark the National Girl Child Day today.

While calling upon the State Government for upliftment, justice and development of girl child in the state, Komoli Mossang, chairperson of the Commission requested the Government for promoting all the civil societies working in the field of girl child advocacy. She appreciated the Central Government for the campaign to create awareness of the society for betterment and dignity of girl child.

She said that APSCW has been totally dedicated for protection and promotion of girl child in the state since its inception in 2005. It had observed 2008 as year of Girl Child in Arunachal Pradesh, Mossang informed.

The National Girl Child Day was also observed by Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board (APSSWB) by organizing procession and workshop on theme: Adolescent Girls: Issues and challenges.

Speaking on the occasion, APSSWB chairperson Marina Nido highlighted the plight of adolescent girls in our country and various measures taken by the central and state governments for improvement of their condition. She stressed the need for social awareness for the upliftment and all-around development of targeted group.

Chief Guest Likha Tongum, ZP chairperson, Lower Subansiri, stressed upon the need for women to become self-reliant and pursue their future and career without being dependent on others.

Guest of Honour Taro Modi, ZPM, Borum, highlighted the need for proper implementation of Acts and rules enacted to safeguard the rights of women.

Presentations on topic, "Legal issues and provisions relating to women with special reference to adolescent girls by Kani Nada, advocate, APSCW and "Health issues related to adolescent girl" by Dr. B Tayeng, Gynecologist, General Hospital Naharlagun were some of the main highlights of the celebration.


Tabo sticks to his stand, warns action

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Thrashing report that his appointment is not valid, the newly appointed President of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Nilly Likha Tabo has taken serious note of some people challenging his selection. In a press statement today Tabo urged people to refrain from making baseless press statement without knowing the facts.

“I have been entrusted responsibility of leading INTUC Arunachal unit by national leadership based at Delhi. By challenging my appointment, they are directly challenging leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. INTUC is purely Congress supported organization and if you start questioning your own central leaders then how can you claim to be member of INTUC,” stated Tabo. Further he added, “Constitution of INTUC says that there should be district unit. But as per my knowledge previous team did not constitute any such unit.”

He also asked people not to issue press statement without knowing proper facts. “Without knowing central leadership’s role in my appointment as INTUC President, some people are giving wrong press statement. I request them not to do so and I may be compelled to file defamation suit against such people,” stated Tabo.

Further Tabo informed that soon he is going to meet national leaders at Delhi with new team of INTUC. “I wish to take all people along and work together for betterment of labour and workers. I have no problem with anyone and am ready to cooperate with anyone who aims to work for benefit of labour and working class,” said Tabo. He urged labour and trade unions not to get confused with new team of INTUC and further informed that soon proper office of INTUC will be established. He also sought support of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and APCC President Nabam Tuki in making INTUC more powerful in the state.

Meanwhile All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has expressed gratitude over selection of its former General Secretary Nilly Likha Tabo as new president of INTUC Arunachal unit.  ANSU firmly believes that the move of the Central Working Committee, INTUC in nominating Nilly Likha Tabo as president will give impetus for the youths of the state to follow his footsteps and work with more dedication.  All Yachuli Students Union (AYSU) has also welcomed the decision to appoint Nilly Likha Tabo as new president of INTUC. AYSU believed that youth leader like Tabo with their youthful energy will work for poor and downtrodden section of society with utmost sincerity.


Richo is INTUC state unit president’

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) secretary  P J Raju stated that Padi Richo is the president of the INTUC Arunachal unit. Raju in a faxed statement from Delhi said any other person claiming to be the president of Arunachal branch INTUC is illegal. He further said that the plenary session of INTUC held on Oct 9-12, 2009 at Kochi  and general council members unanimously elected Dr G Sanjeeva Reddy, MP as national president of INTUC. Ambati Krishnamurthy claiming himself as  president of INTUC and appointing rival state president illegally are against the INTUC constitution, he said. Raju maintained that Padi Richo continues to be president of Arunachal unit of INTUC.


BJP to launch state-wide anti-corruption rallies

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Following the decisions taken in Bharatiya Janata Party national executive meeting held at Guwahati recently, the  BJP Arunachal Pradesh  has decided to launch statewide anti-corruption rallies in state from February 01 to 15 next. The decision was taken in the state office bearers meeting held here on Jan 22. The meeting chaired by State BJP president Dr. Tangor Tapak also reviewed various decisions and resolutions adopted in the BJP NEM at Guwahati. Former MP and BJP National General Secretary, Tapir Gao was also present in the meeting.

The BJP said that the proposed statewide anti-corruption rallies would expose corruptions in the state.  The party will also submit a final report on corruption with evidences to the President of India demanding thorough, fair and impartial investigations.

The party said, the recent directives of the UPA Chairperson and AICC President, Sonia Gandhi on the need of prompt measures of checking and cleansing process on Corruption and mandatory declaration of Assets of the Council of Ministers needs be adhered to in Arunachal Pradesh.

The BJP Arunachal Pradesh appeals all individuals and organizations concerned, non-Congress party workers and senior citizens  to extend cooperation and support  in order to root out corruption from the state.  


ATA reacts to demand of APCSOA

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Central Executive Committee of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) has strongly objected to the demand of APCSOA for permanent encadrement of DEE from IAS/APCS and strongly protested its demand for retention of APCS officer P.N. Thungon to the post of DEE.

Reacting to news item published in a section of local dalies, the ATA in a release today said that  demanding encadrement of DEE, the APSCOA is disrespecting the entire teaching community of the state who are giving the selfless services in a very remote and difficult terrain of the state.

The ATA strongly protested the 30-days ultimatum served to the state government by APSCOA in regards for encadrement of DEE post and retention of P.N. Thungon APCS officer and request its members to withdraw them. ATA requested the APSCOA to set its own house in order instead of limping of demand from one grievance to another and reiterated that it will not tolerate the interference and subjugation from any quarter in their demands.

It strongly appeal the state government to accede to the commitment made by the  Chief Minister and  Minister Education when the CEC ATA delegation called on them last on the issue. It also reminded the state Govt. of its Education Bill published in Gazetted notification on Aug, 2010, where it is clearly mentioned in part XXV (Clause 55. III) regarding the normal promotion of senior most Jt. Director of School Education to the post of DEE and therefore, term the demands for permanent encadrement of DEE by IAS/ APCS as  arbitrary, unwarranted and illogical.


DNGC students  demand honours courses in Physics & Maths

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt. College (DNGC) demanded the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education to open Honours courses in Physics and Mathematics in the College.

Describing the urgent need for introducing honours courses in the two subjects, the Students’ Union, in its memorandum submitted to the Director of Higher and Technical Education said that many students are deprived from pursuing higher education in the two subjects due to non-introduction of of honours courses in the college.

We are hoping that the authority would do the needful to meet this shortcoming of the college by starting the same courses in the college from the next academic session, General Secretary of the college Tanya Agu said. It would also fulfill the dreams of then Education Minister Dera Natung, who had taken personal initiative to introduce Science stream in the College.

In another memorandum, the Students Union urged the Director to increase seat in BSc courses from the present 100 to 200 considering ever-growing science students in the college.

Although the college has been witnessing a steady growth in the number of science students in the past few years but there has been no increase in seat capacity which compelling many students to either leave the college or pursue  Arts or Commerce streams, the memorandum said.

"At a time when our state is in dire need of resource persons such limitation in science education in a premier educational institution like DNGC is adversely affecting the interest of the state, it added.

When MHRD and UGC are encouraging more enrolment during 11th plan period, the Directorate should take this advantage to double the seat in BSc courses from the session 2011-12, the memorandum said. It also appealed to the Director for reviewing and relaxing norms to provide stipend to all the needy students of the College.

As many as 730 students of the college have been deprived of stipend, the memorandum informed and urged the Director that every ST students should be provided with this minimum facility as majority of them do not have the minimum financial support from their parents and families.


Annual Sport Competition gets underway

SEPPA, Jan 24: The under-16 annual sports competition of East Kameng district being organized by East Kameng district administration in collaboration with the department of sports and youth affaires, began at Seppa general ground from Jan 22. The Sports even will come to an end on Jan 26. As  many as five disciplines have been taken in this edition of competition which include  football for men and volley ball for both men and  women, athletics, Karate and badminton. Being Sponsored by state govt. the competition aims at promoting the games and sports at grass root level thereby create platform for the budding sport person to expose their latent talent, informed Karbia Dodum, DSO, sport East Kameng District.

While addressing the sports person from various schools of the district, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam said that the  games and sports are accorded a top priority in the world. All the countries including super power nation are in the race to have superior in sport. We should pay due attention to the sport along with academic duty, he said.

While appealing the participant to avail the opportunity, Bam exhorted them for maintaining disciplines and sportsmen spirit.

While reminding the participant of wining and losing as two side of the same coin, he urged them  not to  create nuisance that disturb the law and order of the district.

He also extended his gratitude to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for providing the required fund for the promotion of games and sports from grass root level.

SP Kime Aya who was present in the function as Guest of Honor, suggested the participant to take it as the way games and sport are taken with their standard.

He said winning and losing are not important but what important is their participation. Even if

Earlier District Sport Officer, Karbia Dodum while delivering welcoming speech highlighted about the aims and objective of the competition. He informed that apart from the district headquarter same kind of occasion is going in tandem at various circle headquarter of the district. the govt officers, PR leaders and various other well wishers of the district were present on the occassion.

As many as six schools from the vicinity of township  have been participating in the competition. DIPRO


Rally against drug abuse organised

TEZU, Jan 24: A peaceful procession was organized by District Administration, Local Public, School Children and cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) today in Tezu against Drug abuse. More than one thousand processioners participated in the rally. Playcards, Banners alongwith slogans against drug abuse and drug addiction marked the day. After a long procession around the town the processioners gathered in the heart of town and a meeting was held. Speaking on the occasion Tezu-Sunpura MLA – cum- Parliamentary Secretary (Transport) categorically explain the bad impacts of drug addiction and appealed everyone to do away with it. He stressed that drugs if not uprotted at the infant stage will cripple the society and the family. He further stressed the need for committed and cumulative efforts of Administration, Police and general public.

Lohit Deputy Commissioner, R.K. Sharma also addressed the public and appealed everyone to awake and reform oneself by doing away with drug addiction. He condemned poppy cultivation and use of Narcotics drugs and warned that violators shall be tried under NDPS Act and appealed for cooperation from every quarter.

CALSOM ( Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi) secretary Bakhrim Chikro also spoke on the occasion and declared that society is committed towards making the Mishmi people drug free and the whole districts of Lohit & Anjaw as drug free districts.  Panchayat leaders, Govt. Officers & officials , General public school children, teachers and business community participated in the procession.


Rally demands early settlement of district HQ issue

Itanagar, Jan 24: The District Demand Action Committee (DDAC),  Basar Area Students, Union (BASU), Tirbin Area Students’ Union (TASU), Dari Area Students’ Union (DASU) jointly organized a Mass Rally -cum- Plenary Meeting at Basar on January 21. Around five thousand people including representatives of all political parties, panchayat leaders, GBs, senior citizens and NGOs representatives took part in the rally, according to DDAC release.

Chaired by DDAC chairman Gojum Basar, the meeting was also addressed by local MLA Gojen Gadi and DDAC adviser Dakter Basar, among others.

The rally adopted resolution urging the state government to send the recently constituted high-power committee to examine the feasibility of upgrading Basar ADC HQ to a full-fledged DC HQ soon in order to settle the issue before the ensuing February/March assembly session. It said the state cabinet had endorsed the step in August 2009 after the INC party had made a commitment in this regard before the commencement of the 2008 general elections.

The public of Basar in addition of having already donated 600 acres of land a few years ago for the establishment of horticulture and forestry college (which was shifted to Pasighat, leaving the land vacant), would donate more areas of their land free of cost for expansion in continuity of the existing township for establishment of the new district HQ at Basar, the release said.

The participants also  urged the Galo Welfare Society (GWS) to not interfere in the issue if it continues to be delayed because of unavoidable circumstances, adding, however, that GWS, being a welfare forum, may intervene as mediator to see that peace and fraternity in the community is maintained.

Urging the DDJAC of Nari Koyu and Likabali to not drag the name of Chief Secretary Tabom Bam through unnecessary allegations, a resolutions was also adopted stating that complaint lodged against the CS at the central vigilance commission in New Delhi be withdrawn immediately.

Saying that the people Basar are equally concerned about the problems of the people of the foothills, the participants said once Basar is approved as the HQ of the newly created district, the leadership and the people of Basar would collectively shoulder the responsibility to move the government to upgrade Likabali to an independent ADC HQ with an additional SP post.


Sub-committees formed on highway land compensation

Yingkiong, Jan  24: A meeting of the District Level Committee on Compensation Estimates on Highway Projects under the jurisdiction of Upper Siang district was conducted today. The meeting presided over by  Upper Siang DC Pawan Kr. Sain was attended by all the district head of offices who are also the members of the committee.

Two sub-committees were constituted for  re-assessment of the compensation estimates based on the approved final strip plan by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH).  The highways Projects considered  are -2 lanning of road from Yingkiong to Gobuk (26.28Km.), Gobuk to  Sijon Nallah (49.20 km.) and Sijon Nallah to  Singer Nallah (24 km.) approximately.

Sain appealled  all concerned to take up their duties with sincerity and dedication to avoid future complicacies.  The committee also discussed various issues to push up the compensation estimates successfully. Robin Nani EE Pasighat highway division hoped that all will lend their co-operation for early and smooth completion of the said road. DIPRO


East Kameng gets Jan Suvidha  centre

SEPPA, Jan 24: The Jan Suvidha center was inaugurated by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, Tope Bam today at the premises of old DC office, Seppa.

The system will serve the common people with all kind of document to be computerized and issued through single window system within two to three days.

It would not only reduced the work load of the officer concern but also speed up the official process with better precision and security.  The system will be dealing mainly with the preparation of  documents like ST certificate, PRC, dependence, income certificate, ILP, dependence and domicile certificates etc.

Stressing the importance of the system, DC said that the establishment of the Jan Suvidha center was the part of the e-governance. Bam  asked the people to avail the opportunity while also urging the officers related to the system to discharge their duty with all sincere and full dedication  to win the faith of people and the district administration as well.

Liken Koyu, CO, MV and Estt. while highlighted importance and functioning of the system informed that the applicant need not  go to every branch for obtaining the certificate as all the certificate shall process from the officer concern and will be issued from the same office after having final approval from the DC. DIPRO


Union demands infrastructure for Kamba ADC office

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Hirik-Hiru Students’ Union (HHSU) demanded the State Government to provide the necessary infrastructure for ADC office, Kamba for smooth functioning.

The students union, which met recently to identify various problems and grievances of people of Kamba circle in particular and West Siang district as a whole, said that the ADC headquarter which is the main pillar of Kamba circle has been functioning without sufficient infrastructure. Further, the school building and teachers quarters of all the primary and middle schools in the circle were in a ruined condition due to lack of maintenance which needed immediate renovation, it said.

The students union also demanded immediate opening of SBI ATM counter, installation of one more BSNL mobile tower for smooth telecom service, upgradation of Kamba PHC, auditorium, playground, proper lighting facility at Donyi Polo College with good road communication, construction of PMGSY road from Kamba to Kato and Kunu Yami, Kamba to Darak & Karbak Hipin to Karbak Moku and Kambu etc.

Meanwhile, HHSU threatened to launch democratic movement in case the authority fails to respond to the demands of the union at earliest.


KVK conducts training on  fish farming

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tirap has organized a  five-day training programme on ‘Water quality management in fish culture’ for the fish farmers of the district from January 20. A total number of 30 fish farmers actively participated in the training programme  sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad.

District Fisheries Development officer L. Lasa in  his inaugural speech exhorted the farmers of the district to  take full benefit from the training and utilize the knowledge for augmenting fish production. Dr. Narendra Kumar, Programme coordinator, KVK, Tirap also addressed the farmers on the occasion and encouraged them to use the full benefit of the facilities of KVK.

The five day long programme was coordinated by Rajdeep Dutta,( SMS fisheries), KVK, Tirap. The training programme included both theory and practical sessions on different aspects of fish pond water quality management like control of aquatic insects and weeds in fish pond.

Padi Pilia, Fishery officer delivered a lecture on control of aquatic insects and weeds in a fish pond. Rajdeep Dutta gave a power point presentation on maintenance of productivity of a fish pond using organic manure, maintenance of suitable DO level and algal bloom control in fish pond.

The farmers were also given active practical exposure. The practical were held at fisheries demonstration unit of KVK, Tirap located at Deomali. Special screening of documentaries on scientific fish farming was also arranged for the trainees. An interactive session between the fish farmers and the resource persons was held during the concluding session of the programme.


Army donates solar lights to villagers

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: In continuation of its effort towards development and improvement of basic infrastructure of Sadiya Sub Division,   26 MARATHA LI of Dah Division of  Indian Army donated 28 solar lights to the people of Bhim Chapri village under Sadiya sub-division, Tinsukia, Assam recently.  This project will go long way in helping children to take up studies seriously and will help the locals feel safe in venture out during the night time.

Colonel HS Chouhan Commanding Officer 26 MARATHA LI,  local government officials, Gaon Burahs, Teachers, Senior citizens and students of the area were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion SDO (C), Sadiya Sub Division Vinod Sheshan said such projects executed by Army will go a long way in reinforcing the bonhomie with local populace and assured that the civil administration will also work in tandem to achieve further development in the region.  According to Army, the installation of solar lights is a major step in uplifting basic facilities, The Commanding Officer stated that many projects are in the pipeline aiming at children’s education and women empowerment in the coming days.


Review meeting on PMGSY schemes held

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The progress and Quality issues of all ongoing PMGSY raod works under Lohit and Anjaw districts were reviwed in a meeting held at DC’s conference hall in Lohit district on January 23..

T. Bagra, Commissioner RWD in his key note address advised all the participating contractors and departmental officers to adhere to procedures and laid down guidelines to ensure proper implementation  and  execution of PMGSY projects.

Lohit DC R.K. Sharma  urged all the contractors to carryout the works with honesty  and sincerity and insisted for exemplary action to default contractors. He also assured to co-operate for smooth and successful implementation of flagship programme.

K.C. Dehomole, while reviewing status of projects has expressed concern over inordinate delay in some of road works. He also emphasized  on quality assurance and timely completion of all ongoing projects under Anjaw and Lohit Districts. DIPRO


Vivekananda Kendra to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Vivekananda with year-long prog

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Arunachal Pradesh Unit of the Vivekananda Kendra  has  decided to celebrate  the Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary with the theme  “Wake up Bharat, Enlighten the World’ at district level in the state from January 12, 2013 to 12 January 2014. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Kendra unit at I G Park today.

National Convenor of the Vivekanand’s 150th Birth anniversary committee Kishoreji while informing about the  basic motto of the year-long celebration  programme said that cultural renaissance is the only way to mark our identity. Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra’s state unit said this anniversary programme has the more importance to the state as the China is claiming over the Arunachal Pradesh repeatedly. During the meeting many committees including sub committee have been constituted for the Anniversary programme.


Tawang DC calls for punctuality,  effective functioning of Govt offices

TAWANG, Jan. 24: The performance  of various departments and their branches in Tawang such as planning, social welfare, civil aviation, treasury, finance, IPR, supply, general administration, judicial, Motor Vehicle, state transport,  and district police were reviewed  in a coordination meeting  of the district administration with the officers of respective department  in the district  at DC office here today.

The meeting   which stressed on transparency in functioning of the Govt departments and punctuality of the Govt employees was presided over the DC Gamli Padu.

Padu said that the officers should not delay their official work and also called upon the branch officers to be punctual, efficient and pro-active in their respective duties.

He also requested the Superintendent of Police to regularly check the Inner Line Permit holders and to provide police protection on the day of public hearing by the hydro power developers.

Regarding the booking of the seats for Pawan Hans, he said, “it should be on first come, first serve basis without any complaints from the public.”  He stressed on  giving equal treatment and no deprivation to any one and directed the aviation officer to implement this system strictly.

He also directed all departments and branches to submit monthly reports in his office regularly and emphasized on the need to conduct training for Group-C and Group-D staff.

The world immunization Day was observed in Tawang on Sunday. Every child under the age of 5 years was given Polio drops at the nearest District Medical Centre and Sub-Centres. DIPRO


Training prog for resource persons

ITANAGAR, Jan 24:  A one day training cum workshop was organized for Saakshar Bharat  District  and Block Resource  Persons of Changlang, Upper Subansiri and East Siang by State Resource Center Naharlagun today.

The objectives of the training programme  is to capacitate the resource persons to undertake “Awareness generation” campaign  for the Panchayat members  in their respective district  and blocks who are the primary stake holders and implementing unit at Gram Panchayat level.

National Literacy Mission Authority Govt. of India has recast its Adult Education Programme with new strategy to be implemented by panchayat, with a target of achieving 80% literacy rate by 2012.

Tawang, East Kameng, East Siang, Upper Subansiri, and Changlang are covered under 1st  phase of Saakshar Bharat Mission where female literacy is below 50%. Earlier similar training workshop was organized for District Resource persons of Tawang  and East Kameng in December 2010.


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Sports volunteers training held

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Sports Volunteers (Kridashree) training programme for Anjaw district was organized at Hayuliang block for 3  days from Jan 17.

Participating in the inaugural programme, Anjaw DC C S Jeinow has encouraged the trainers to promote sports and games among rural youths at the Panchayat level. He said the opportunity to participate in the sports competition at the block level and district levels will help the talented sports persons to participate in the state,  National and international events.  Abre Manyu, Advisor to CM, panchayat leaders and block level member of PYKKA were  also present in the function.  DIPRO


ALSU appeals

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Claiming that the modification of Upper age limit for aspiring candidates of APPSCC examination is under process, Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has appealed the APPSC  to publish advertisement regarding next commission examination after March  in order to facilitate the candidates to avail the benefit of modification of upper age limit.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: ‘C’ Sector Youth Association, Naharlagun with support and cooperation from residents of the sector organized a mass social service on January 22 last.


Community hall inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The newly constructed community hall at Rono village was inaugurated by Papum Pare deputy commissioner Pige Ligu in presence of Parliamentary Secretary, Industries, Nabam Rebia yesterday. The hall has been constructed under NEEPCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility fund.

Speaking on the occasion, Ligu appreciated Doimukh BDO Chagom Dolo for completing the construction work in time and appealed public to cooperate with the Government in such developmental work, including Arunachal Trans-Highway. He also suggested them to maintain tradition and culture without hurting other’s religion.

Rebia in his address expressed his gratitude to NEEPCO for sponsoring the fund.



ITANAGAR, Jan 24: All Kemliko Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) deeply mourned the untimely demise of Maga Tair, ASM, Kicho-Kemliko under Raga zilla segment of Lower Subansiri district, yesterday.

He left behind his old father, mother, wife and two little children.

He was a young and energetic leader and his premature demise is an irreparable loss for the society, AKYWA said in a release.

The association, in a condolence meeting, observed few minutes silence as mark of respect to late Tair and prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul. The association also conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.


Relief to fire victims sought

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Taliha Town Welfare Society and Charto Valley Welfare Society have appealed to the Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner to grant relief to all the seven affected families, whose houses were gutted in a fire accident at Gandhi Colony, Taliha on January 20 last.


Nyokum Yullo at Bomdila

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Nyokum Yullo, one of the most popular socio-cultural, socio-religious and Agricultural festival of the Nyishis will be celebrated at Bomdila by community people with a different on Feb 25 and 26  next. This was decided in a meeting held on Jan 20 at Bomdila  by the members of Nyishi community residing in and around the district headquarter of West Kameng district. For the grand success of the celebration an organizing committee was constituted with Er. Taba Teni, EE, PHED as chairman for the second time along with Padang Sangyu DTO (TPT,)  Er Pai Dawe AE, WRD as vice Chairman and  Secretary respectively.

Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering is expected to grace the festival as the Chief Guest on Feb 26. DIPRO


Educational tour

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Students of final year BA history honour’s of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, recently went on an educational tour to various parts of North-India. During their tour they visited historical cities like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Expressing gratitude to people like capital MLA Techi Kaso, Health minister Tanga Byaling and MP Takam Sanjoy for their support, students informed they would learn many things during this tour.


No rice stock in FCI godowns

ITANAGAR: No rice stock is available in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns at Ziro, North Lakhimpur and Karsingsa, the base depot for Kurung Kumey district, since December last, according to an official release.

“We are trying our best to dispatch the rice as soon as stock is available at FCI godown at Ziro," the authority said and appealed to all concerned to bear with problem.

It is pertaining to mention here that despite of depositing the cost of rice for the months of December and January to FCI by wholesale nominee cum carriage contractors of the district, the FCI authority has failed to bring a single kg of rice to their godown at Ziro.


Guns seized

Yingkiong: As a part of anti-hunting campaign, Upper Siang DC Pawan Kumar Sain had seized many guns including air guns which were used for hunting during his surprise inspection in Mariyang sub-division on January 22. He warned the people not to use guns and air guns for hunting. The selling of air guns pellets has been banned in the district. He appealled all to preserve the rich flora and fauna inthe district. The DC also directed all the administrative officers to keep vigil and make surprise checking in their jurisdictions. DIPR

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