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January  - 26


Laudable move

Dear Editor,

I would like to congratulate the "Popi Sarmi Society" for launching their website.

Today, in this advanced world, where we are living with the Internet and computers, it’s a pride for us to know that such a dedicated society has also stepped into tech-world to promote and conserve our tradition. I’m very happy that although I am very far away from my home, I can access it and know about our tradition anytime, anywhere. This will be very helpful for all the young generations, who don't know about our culture and language, to learn from it.

Though the site needs to be improved a lot on its presentation and security, but it is good as starter. This will also be an eye opener for all other communities to follow the path of "e-learning".


Ngilyang L Richo,

NIT Patna



A suggestion

Dear Editor,

I would like suggest you to bring a page on education and career. This would be resourceful especially for student like me.


D.Hania, Davangere,  Karnataka




Dear Editor,

This is in response to the letter issued by LRSO Yupia and published in this daily on January 24. After the clarification I have come to know that the compensation on the building structure coming under ROW and corridor of impact was done as per the actual effect/percentage of effect on the structure. I was completely unaware of such things earlier. My intention of writing letter in this daily on January 21was not to defame the good image of LRSO in the society. But my emotion was on the amount which the PWD prepared was thought to be final.

Now I am fully aware and understood the matter after the clarification. I am sincerely tendering my apology to the LRSO and his family members, relatives and his dear and near ones for hurting their sentiment by writing letter through media on Jan 21.

I also request all my esteemed readers and entire department to excuse me for making false statement against dedicated Govt officer.


Tana Taha Tara

Hoj Main market






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Mamang Dai conferred Padma Shri

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Noted journalist, author Mamang Dai has been conferred with prestigious Padma Shri Award in recognition of her remarkable contributions in the field of literature and  education.

A former member of the Indian Administrative Service she left the service to pursue a career in writing, traveled extensively and has numerous articles, poems and short stories published in various journals. She is also the author of Arunachal Pradesh – The Hidden Land and the recipient of the state’s first annual Verrier Elwin Award, 2003 for the book. Mamang Dai is one of the most intensely poetic new voices from the North East. The enthusiastic reception of her first collection of poems River Poems has rightly acknowledged her importance as a significant new poet in the count.

She is associated with major English Dailies from North East and other parts of the country.

She is among the 84 personalities from different fields who were chosen for the Padma Sri Awards.

This year, the President has approved 128 awards. These comprise 13 Padma Vibhushan, 31 Padma Bhushan and 84 Padma Shri Awards. There are 31 ladies among the awardees.

When contacted, Dai who is on way to  Delhi from Jaipur said, I am very very happy.   I am overwhelmed with joy as the congratulatory messages are pouring in after announcement of the prestigious award.

She further said, I dedicated the award to the people of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and North East in general for their overwhelming support in my journey to the literary field. This honour belongs to people of Arunachal Pradesh, she added. “I get inspiration from people and it would not have  been possible to receive such  a prestigious award without the help and support of people of the North East, she said.

Prominent among others who received the Award from North East are --  Buangi Sailo,  Literature and Education,  Mizoram, Khangembam Mangi Singh,  Art - Traditional Music of Manipur, Manipur, Mahim Bora  Literature and Education,  Assam and Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi  Sports – Weightlifting,  Manipur.


Tuki flag off APB&OCWWB ambulance for workers of Sagalee division

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday flag off an ambulance for the workers of Sagalee at Parang in presence of MLA Techi Kaso, MLA Karya Bagang MLA Nabam Rebia, APB&OCWWB Secretary Ojing Darung, DC Papum Pare Pige Ligu, ADC Sagalee, DDSE Papum Pare District TT Tara, PRI leaders, GBs, Workers, Public and students.

The ambulance was provided by Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board as per assurance given by its Chairman Jalley Sonam during the last awareness campaign held at Sagalee.

Meanwhile, the Minister lauded Sonam for providing an ambulance to workers and advised the workers and the people of Sagalee area to make good use of the ambulance.

Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam while, briefing about the ambulance informed that as per earlier assurance during the board awareness campaign today the board is handing over the ambulance for the workers of Sagalee area to be use by workers during medical emergencies.

He advised the workers to devote in their duties and cooperate with the government.

It is worth mentioning that under the chairmanship of Jalley Sonam and its Secretary cum Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung, APB&OCWW Board has conducted board and labour awareness campaign in almost all district of the state. During their campaign, the officials of the board appealed all the work HODs to deposit 1% cess to the board and also urged the workers to register their name in the board to avail labour benefits provided by the board.

Further, besides launching of ambulance yesterday under the labour benefit scheme, the board has distributed medical assistance of Rs 5000, death benefits of Rs. 50,000, free exercise book and scholarship to children of registered worker and also providing funeral, maternity, and tools advance assistance to workers.


National Voters’ Day observed

Inculcate a sense of participation in governance: Governor

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Along  with the rest of the country, the National Voters’ Day was observed in various parts of  Arunachal Pradesh by organizing awareness campaign on electoral process to uphold the democratic tradition.

In state capital, the Governor general J J Singh while inaugurating the National Voters’ Day function at Banquet Hall here today called upon the people to inculcate a sense of participation in the governance. “Let us pledge to inculcate sense of participation in the governance in minds of the people. Let us give voice to ‘Aam Admi’, he said adding that it  will be our real contribution towards democratic ideals of our constitution.

This pro-active initiative of the Election Commission will also definitely instill a renewed sense of citizenship, pride and participation in the minds of the newly enrolled voters and as also the eligible ones, he added.

Extending greetings on the Foundation Day of Commission, Governor said, Election Commission of India has been one of the strongest pillars of democracy in India. Reposing  his confidence in the Election Commission,  he said I can say with complete certainty that free  and fair elections and complete participation of all voters will be ensured by the Commission. Governor, who handed over the Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) to the newly enrolled voters on the occasion, congratulated them. Be an ambassador of the Election Commission and create awareness among your friends and relatives, he said and appealed them to take up the responsibility to ensure that ‘every eligible member of your family, area, village or circle is enrolled’.

Noting the election process in the State, Governor said, election machinery in entire State is trying its best to enroll all the genuine Indian citizens as electors of the State to facilitate them in casting their votes. For this, even for a single voter, a polling station, namely Marambo under 41-Anini (ST) Assembly Constituency was set up in Dibang Valley district, which reflects our sincerity and unflinching commitment in maintaining the spirit of democracy.

Emphasizing on the importance of proper and cent percent enrollment, Gen Singh stated that the Electoral process and adult franchise is the foundation stone of any democracy. The conduct of free and fair elections depends much upon the performance of the three stakeholders, electoral machinery, candidates and the electorate. Each one must act responsibly, he said.

In his welcome address, Capital Deputy Commission Dr. S. Deepak Kumar highlighted on Foundation Day of Election Commission, which is being observed as the National Voters’ Day. Papum Pare Deputy Commission Pige Ligu, who also spoke on the occasion threw light on election process in the state.

Earlier the Governor administered the ‘Voter’s pledge’ to participants and felicitated Booth Level Officers for their contributions in enrolment process. Kime Tamo, JT and Toku Taja, JT of Govt. ME School, Lobi, Kenya Koyu, AT Govt. ME School, Chimpu and Tez Prakash, AT and Tasso Dailyang, AT, Govt. ME School, Police Colony were honoured with certificates and mementoes. In the essay writing competition, which was organized as part of the celebration on 23rd January at Dera Natung College, Itanagar, Bullo Tamo, B.Sc 2n year received the first prize, while Komin Patir, B.Com 1st year and Dogib Randa, BA, 2nd year received the second and third prizes from the Governor.

Governor also handed over EPIC to newly enrolled voters which included Badung Arjun of Chimpu, Sunita Kaur of P Sector, Dhiraj Thakur of DN College and Danny Lama, Md Shahid, Rabi Kumar Singh, Buru Tatang and Somli Sharma of Police Colony.

State Home Minister Tako Dabi, State First Lady Anupama Singh, State Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, State Election Commissioner K.D. Singh, Chief Electoral Officer Yeshi Tsering, senior officers, representatives of Political Parties, students from various schools and invitees were present on the occasion.

According to official sources, constituency wise information on EPIC and photo coverage in the current rolls as on 5th January 2011 stated that three constituencies of Tawang, Bameng and Pakke Kessang of East Kameng, Mariyang-Geku of Upper Siang, Anini of Dibang Valley, Dambuk and Roing of Lower Dibang Valley, Tezu of Lohit and Nampong and Changlang South of Changlang have 100% coverage. District wise, Tawang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts have 100% coverage.

The total numbers of electors is 7,18,244 and 97.37% electors have been distributed the EPICs.

At Changlang, the Day was observed  at district headquarters with participation of students and general public.

In his address, the chief guest of the programme T.N Mossang, Principal of Govt. H.S. School, Changlang, appealed one and all to adhere to the pledge taken to uphold the democratic traditions of the country nation and make best use of the election photo identity card epic. He said vote is more powerful than bullet. By voting wrong person the society may be ruined.

Changlang DC Opak Gao advised student community to be attentive and carry forward the awareness to the common man. Among others, M.C Roy, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, S.S Choudhury, EAC also spoke on the occasion.

At Bomdila,  an awareness procession  was organized with participation of students, Govt officials and general public with an objective to create awareness and enhance participation of citizens in the democratic electoral process. Later, a mass meeting was organized in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s office wherein the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Rinchin Tashi and Additional Deputy Commissioner cum Electoral Registration Officer B. Dehingia highlighted on the need for exercising ones right to vote for electing a leader who would be for the people, of the people and by the people. As of now, the district has achieved 98% EPIC coverage. Later, DC RinchinTashi administered the pledge. Earlier, an Inter-school essay writing and drawing competition was organized for the students highlighting the need and importance of the  voters’ day.

At Aalo,  the chief guest of the function, Amjad Tak, West Siang DC stressed on creating awareness on democratic rights and duties of every citizen in the process of governance. Democracy is the only form of government where sovereignty belongs to the people and every voter should feel proud to take part in such a day, he said. He also administered voters pledge on the occasion. N.Lowang, Asstt. Professor Political Science of SFS College dwelt elaborately on universal adult franchise and people’s participation in democracy. The ERO T. Pertin spelt out the aims and objections of celebrating day. The Divisional Forest Officer, Aalo gave away the prizes on essay competition on the occasion. The newly enrolled voters were felicitated by respective BLO & EPIC was also distributed.

At Tawang, District Election Officer-cum- Deputy Commissioner, Tawang, Gamli Padu felicitated and distributed EPIC badges to the newly enrolled electors in a function organized to mark the National Voters Day.  He said that the main aim and objective of celebration of National Voters Day is to enhance the participation of voters in the democratic process of the country. He disclosed that Tawang is one of the districts which have achieved 100% EPIC coverage. He appreciated ERO, Dr. D.K. Chutia, and all other Booth Level Officers for making this possible. He also thanked the panchayat members and voters in the same esteem.

ERO, Dr. Chutia and Rinchin Phuntsok, DDSE and member of District Media Campaign Committee spoke at length about the importance of the Right to Adult Franchise in the democracy of India. Similarly the National Voters Day was celebrated in each and every Polling Stations of the district in befitting manner.

At Daporijo, A felicitation function was organized to mark the  National Voters’ Day. The celebration was attended by the Deputy Commissioner A. Abhayankar, ADC G. Ete and other officers and Booth Level Officers of Daporijo township and newly registered electors.

EAC N. Chattung said that the day is being observed to create awareness on the electoral process and the need for active participation of voters. It was also a way to increase enrollment of voters in the country, he said. The Deputy Commissioner administered the NVD pledge to all present in the function.

At Ziro, The national Voters Day was observed at Abotani Hall  with participation from District Election Officer, G.A, Govt officers and panchyat leaders and gaon burahs and public. Tamar Murtem, ERO elaborated the aims and objectives of celebration of National Voters Day. The newly joined DC-cum-DEO Nila Mohanan felicitated the new voters and best BLOs. She highlihted the importance of enrolment of voters, photo identity card. She urged upon  the people to be aware, responsible. The DC administered NVD pledge to all citizens present.

At Yingkiong, on the occasion of the National Voters Day, Upper Siang DC  Pawan Kumar Sain said the citizens should feel proud to be a part of the election process and caste their votes with responsibility. He informed that the district is on the verge of achieving 100% EPIC coverage. He distributed EPIC with badges to the newly enrolled voters on the occasion. Rajesh Panyang, ADC also spoke on the occasion.

At Khonsa, ADC and nodal officer SK Deori administered the voters’ pledge and later distributed electoral photo identity cards to the newly registered voters. Earlier, N.Wangjen, EAC and ERO in his welcome address highlighted the importance of the national voters’ day and asked the participants to help create awareness among voters regarding importance of epic and election matters. Essay and drawing competitions on relevant topics were conducted for the students of various schools at Khonsa. Attractive prizes were awarded to the winners. Voters, public, govt officials and students and teachers participated enthusiastically in the day-long  programme.

Lower Dibang Valley District joint rest of India in Diamond Jubilee celebration of Election Commission of India’s foundation day by observing National Voter’s Day through out the district today. On the occasion newly enrolled voter’s were felicitated with a badge bearing logo “I am proud to be a voter” in various polling stations of 42-Dambuk and 43-Roing Assembly Constituencies.

 In the district headquarter Roing, a programme was also organized at Anchal Samity Hall in which the voters present took pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections and also to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by consideration of religion, race, caste, community, language and any other inducements.

Ukyar Pertin, Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Roing as the chief guest on the occasion has administered the oath and called upon the youths those who have attained 18 years of age to enroll themselves.

Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer informed that the district has achieved 100% EPIC and called upon every Indian citizen above 18 years of age to get themselves enrolled in the Electoral Roll. Lod Gambo, SDO (SADAR) cum Nodal Officer, EVM/EPIC, M. Tato, ERO and Jally Umpo, AERO also spoke on the occasion. Other Administrative Officers, HoDs, Panchayat Leaders, Teachers, Govt Officials and Class XII students from VKV School attended the programme. PRO to Governor/ DIPROs


CO headquarter at Parang foundation stone laid

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki laid down the foundation stone for infrastructure developments of newly created circle office headquarter at Parang yesterday.

Addressing the gathering as chief guest, he called upon the executing agencies and contractor to maintain quality of work and judicious use of allocated fund while executing developmental activities.

He further advising the agencies to complete the infrastructure development of the Parang, Circle Office headquarter on time, urged the people to cooperate with the executing agencies and government for all round development of the Parang circle.(From P-1) Further, highlighting the importance of agriculture and horticulture Tuki urged the people to take up Agriculture and horticulture activities in commercial way to meet the requirement of people of Parang cicle and also added that Parang being situated in between Sagalee and Mengio, There is immense scope for all round development in the area.

Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum Submitted by ASM Chairperson, Sagalee Nabam Yakum, Tuki assured for construction of Guest house or inspection bunglow at Parang, announced an amount of Rs five lakhs for development of play ground at Sima village and also directed the Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare District to manage an official vehicle for Circle Officer, Parang.

Earlier, Guest of Honour MLA Techi Kaso, MLA Nabam Rebia and MLA Karya Bagang inaugurated government secondary school Parang boy’s hostel, academic block and a community hall respectively at Parang.

On the occasion, Parang Panchayat Youth, Parang Sec.School students, Parang Mahila Cultural team and Sima Panchayat youth presented cultural items.

The multi inaugural function was attended by APB&OCWWB Chairman Jalley Sonam, Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung, DC Papaum Pare Pige Ligu, ADC Sagalee, DDSE Papum Pare District TT Tara, PRI leaders, GBs, Workers, Public and students.


Former MP urges Centre to reconsider decision on stapled visa

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The recent decision of the Chinese Government to issue stapled Visas to the people of Arunachal Pradesh is a very significant step relating to the diplomatic relations between India and China, said former MP Kiren Rijiju.

In a letter to Union Minister for External Affairs S M Krishna,  the former MP said the decision of the Govt. of India to deny the visit of two Arunachalees to China by rejecting the stapled visa is not a wise decision. “Although we demand normal visa to be issued but by not recognizing the stapled visa on Arunachal Pradesh our position has been pushed back to the previous status where China has rejected visa altogether, Rijiju said while adding that ‘we have missed an opportunity to augment our position by taking advantage on the Chinese concede’. Rijiju  observed that the Chinese decision is a marked departure from claiming Arunachal Pradesh as Chiness territory to treat it as disputed territory. thereby inching closer to treat it as Indian territory. They had hardened the stand on Jammu  and Kashmir and softened on Arunachal by treating the two states at par in stapled visa category, Rijiju said and added that ‘this was an opportunity to make the people of Arunachal visit China and demonstrate clearly that we are Indian citizens by all means and nothing can alter it. There is every likely hood that the border problem will drag on forever and Arunachalees can never visit China, Rijiju said. He further said that  a serious thought must be given to mitigate the burning problems ‘as we feel suffocated due to the repeated Chinese claims on our territory but the patriotic  fervor of Arunachalees will ensure to counter their groundless clam’.

The Former MP of appealed the union minster to reconsider the decision on the stapled Visa issued and fine a way out so that ‘we can have some kind of interaction with China and promote border trade relation with China to break our geographic isolation’.  The letter said any border trade is possible only if our people are allowed to visit China and that trade would lead to de-facto recognition of boundary at the trading points.


Eviction drive may disrupt water supply in Capital

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Regular water supply to various sectors in Capital Complex is likely to be disrupted following complete damage to the water supply distribution networks during mass eviction drives carried out by the district administration for construction of model roads, according to departmental release.

This problem will be continued till sufficient fund is earmarked for restoration of the damaged water supply pipe lines, the release said, adding that the department concerned will make all efforts to provide drinking water to the residents of affected areas through water tankers, the release added.

ATNS adds: Meanwhile, an affected residents while describing the hardship faced by him due to scarcity of water told ATNS that the department concerned should repair the private (individual) water supply connections by any means at the earliest.


Fire accident at Pachin and Palin

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Four houses along with worth of properties were completely gutted down in a fire accident at around 2 am at Pachin Colony, Naharlagun today.

Panchin Welfare Committee appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to visit the spot and compensate the victims of the fire accident.

It further said that due to lack of proper road maintenance by the concerned department, the fire service vehicle could not reach the spot in time. Pachin Youth Association also appealed to the local MLA to provide immediate relief to the victims.

In another fire accident at Palin, one SPT house and three OBT houses and properties were gutted at around 10.30 am today.

However, no causality was reports from the incidents.


What’s the use of celebrating Republic Day?

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: By the time this article hit the newspaper stand, whole state along with rest of country must be celebrating 62nd Republic Day. Being part of Indian union, state of Arunachal and her people always took lot of pride in joining rest of the country in celebrating the Republic Day.

But present situation of Arunachal makes us wonder whether celebrating Republic Day has any significance to ordinary citizens of this state? At the time when people of Anini are going through worst situation for a long period with no road connectivity and no basic amenities, does it make sense for people like us living in comfort of the capital to indulge in pompous celebration?

There are many villages in Arunachal where there is still no road connectivity and no electricity. Those innocent villagers do not understand till date what it is to be part of this new developing India. They walk on foot for two or three days just to reach the nearest health centre to get treatment. There are districts where ordinary citizens are being terrorized by underground elements but authorities instead of getting tough with them harass poor civilian.

In many areas people are protesting against construction of dams as they do not want to part away with their traditional land. However state government and hydro power developers are ruthlessly crushing all form of protests and imposing their decision on the people.

Like these, there are many more reasons which force us to think whether we should celebrate Republic Day or for that matter any other national holiday, when in one corner of state our own people have been suffering and living a miserable life.

Republic day celebration involves spending of public money. Money spent for R-day celebration is being funded by government and it’s purely wasting of public money. Instead the money could be easily used to construct a health centre or for that matter to build school buildings in interior areas.

Being an Indian, we all are suppose to join nation in celebrating 62nd Republic day on 26th January. But this journalist’s soul does not allow him to celebrate this Republic Day because of the suffering felt by people of Anini. It does not make sense to be in celebration mood when our own people are living under utter poverty and in difficult condition in interior parts of Arunachal. As an ordinary layman without any power, this journalist only wish to boycott all official functions of Republic Day as mark of protest against state and central government’s  indifferent attitude towards poor people of Arunachal. This is the only way I could see as means of protest and I hope government won’t book me under National Security Act for such protest.


Solar light delights villagers

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Gichi Lomdak, the remotest village under Puchi Geku circle of Upper Subansiri district has been electrified through solar home lighting system. This was possible only due to initiative of T Muri, information and publicity officer, APEDA, who along with his team installed the solar lighting system at all the 12 houses of the village on January 12 last, according to an APEDA release.

The team halted for a night in the village to observe the functioning of the devices. The villagers were also given training for self-maintenance of the devices.

MLA and Parliamentary secretary Nido Pavitra also deserve appreciation for contributing few amounts for purchasing the system, the release said.


DLTDC meet on prospect of tourism in U/Subansiri

DAPORIJO, Jan 25: A meeting of the District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) of Upper Subansiri district was held at the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman DLTDC A. Abhayankar on Jan 24 to discuss the prospects and potential of tourism in the district.

Abhayankar said that Upper Subansiri has immense potential for adventure tourism, eco tourism, rural tourism. The DC also commented on the tourism infrastructure development and said that care should be taken to maintain quality in all tourism projects so as to provide high standard facilities to tourist. He also stressed on the need for all tourism infrastructure proposals to be first approved by the DLTDC.

The Committee approved the extension of Daporijo-Nacho tourist circuit upto Limeking-Taksing and inclusion of Payeng in the circuit along with other proposals.

S. Timba DPO gave a brief highlight on tourism development in the district. Tourism Information Officer D. Raji gave a power point presentation on potential and prospects of tourism in the district along with information on the existing tourism infrastructure in the area. The meeting concluded with a resolve to meet every quarter  to review its activities. DIPRO


RHEP, NEEPCO Ltd taken up welfare works

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Ranganadi HEP, NEEPCO Ltd as part of its welfare works handed over financial assistance of Rs. 50,000 each to the Rikam Pada Cultural Group of Pitapool village, Poosa village and Potin village yesterday.

The Company has also donated sports equipments and goods to the Govt. Higher Secondary School, Yazali, the Govt. Secondary School, Pitapool, the Govt. Middle School, Hoj and the Abotani Academy, Peni to promote sporting activities of the students.

Further, the RHEP, NEEPCO Ltd., donated Beds, Bed side Lockers and I.V stands for the Community Health Centre, Yazali.

Meanwhile, the local elected representatives, local women welfare society and the public expressed their gratitude to the company for initiating welfare activities.

Besides these, RHEP, NEEPCO Ltd., has been undertaking and have executed a number of welfare schemes for the project affected people of RHEP by providing water supply tanks, sanitary toilets to the schools, construction of additional class rooms, repairing of existing schools, construction of community hall, construction of security fencing for the benefit of all the people around the project.


Saaya inaugurates general ground

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: MLA Likha Saaya inaugurated a newly developed general ground at Radpu-Ekhataya village, Pistana circle.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Saaya announced a sum of Rs. three lakhs for maintenance and improvement of general ground and Rs. Nine lakhs for construction of inter-village link road between Galiya to old Ekhataya village.

Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum submitted by ASM Radpu Debia Sanka, Saaya assured to look into the drinking water problem on a priority basis and urged the people to cooperate with the elected representatives for developmental activities and also urged the parents to give more stress on children’s education.

Guest of Honour, DFDO, Lower Subansiri District gave Rs. One lakhs for maintenance of general ground and assuring the villagers to impart technical ideas he urged the villagers to take up fish farming for sustainable economy.

Zilla Chairperson, Lower Subansiri District Likha Tongum stressed on development of horticulture and agriculture based economic activities and advised the villagers to control excess exploitation of natural resources and vegetation which could lead to ecological imbalance.

On the occasion, Anchal Chairperson, Pistana circle, Likha Api districubuted blankets to the senor citizens of the village.


Review meeting on TDF projects held

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Papum Pare organized a review cum interface meeting on projects under tribal development fund being implemented by KVK and  sponsored by NABARD Itanagar.

The NABARD, NGO (NNCS) and farmer representative of the projects area were also involved in the meeting held under the banner of Rangt Rango Lagab for reviewing the half yearly progress of the TDF project at KVK office Nirjuly on January 21.

The TDF project report was presented by Dr. Nabam Gama (Farm Manager) through the power point presentation where he highlighted the constraints faced during the implementation of the project. The NNCS Coordinator informed the house that the mind set of the farmers are changing and assured the success of the project in long run.

Dr. B. G. Mukhopadhyay, GM, NABARD expressed his satisfaction about the project progress and urged KVK and NNCS to work hand in hand. He also stated that it is a unique PPP mode of community based livelihood improvement project. In the meeting project management committee was also formed with involvement of  all the stakeholders of the project for its success.

A TDF vehicle was flagged off at the end of the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Joint Director A.H & Veterinary.


Union for pollution free environment

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Capital Students’ Union taking concerned over the environment pollution in the state capital said that though the union is not against the developmental activities being carrying out in the state capital, the union is strongly opposing the developmental activities which are creating health hazard in the city.

It expressing surprise over the ongoing developmental activities like Bus and Truck terminal, hot mixture plans, SMS smelters in the state capital said that before setting up of such plants, proper measures should be taken into consideration in the congested state capital.

It further said that almost all such plants and units are running and going to come up in between model village and Lekhi village and the people of these areas are suffering from pollution.

It appealed the state government along with State Pollution Control Board to find out a suitable site at outskirt of the capital complex and also appealed to the Panchayat leaders of the respective area to take up immediate steps against such highly polluted mission.


Changlang DRDA vigilance committee meet held

CHANGLANG, Jan 25: The District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting of DRDA, Changlang District was held on January 24 at Circuit House Changlang.

J.Jugli, Chairperson Changlang Zilla Parishad who presided over the  meeting  stressed on convening periodical meeting with Anchal Chairpersons, ZPMs, and BDOs, to chalk out proper strategy and prepare schemes on poverty alleviation programmes and other Rural Area Development  schemes.

She, appealed BDOs  to avoid misunderstanding and maintained transparency. They should consult with the PRI members on various issues towards successful achievement of schemes.  The ZP chairperson disclosed that she would conduct an extensive tour throughout Changlang district in the month of February next to personally see the implementation of development schemes.

P. Khumhun, MLA Parliamentary Secretary, Geology  and Mining, expressed dissatisfaction over the funding system of central Government on population basis. It is difficult to achieve the desired target in a state like Arunachal Pradesh with its tough terrain and heavy transportation cost.

Khimhun,  further said  there should not be any compromise with the quality of works. The main objective should be physical achievement of schemes on various Rural Developmental Activities, he said and  appealed the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang to convene a meeting with all five MLAs of this District to discuss developmental matter so that real benefit reaches to the Rural poor people.

Opak Gao, Deputy Commissioner, called upon the implementing agencies to put forward optimistic suggestions for proper execution of schemes and create full confidence with PRI members to overcome all hurdles that may come on way of implementation of schemes. He stressed on old age pension schemes, directed ICDS and Anganwadi workers not to be confined to their office, should visit villages to find out deprived and genuine persons to avail the old age pension schemes.

Gao, cautioned that  drastic action would be taken to the defaulters and negligence on duties and responsibilities, so, one have to be resourceful and carry out the assigned task whole heartedly.

T.Ngume, former Minister, suggested various corrective measures on RD Schemes and functioning system. He said in democratic set up the people have right to know on developmental activities. So, officers and PRI member should deliver their services honestly and sincerity. DIPRO


News Impact

NERIST T-shirt

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) would introduce T-shirt for its students on January 27.

The T-shirt written  ‘NERIST’ in the front side with the institute logo and a text message “Ahead with difference” and “NERIST” in the back side, will, however, not be compulsory to wear in the class.

But it will be mandatory for each and every NERIST student to get atleast one T-shirt in their own on the  foundation year of the institute this year. From the next year onwards it will be compulsory for the freshers only.

Any unauthorized printing or copying of the T-shirt has been strictly prohibited, according to Students’ Union of Nerist.


Taki quits NCP

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state unit general secretary (election) Tabin Taki has resigned from primary and active membership of the party on health ground, according to a signed statement.



ITANAGAR, Jan 25: S Tada, Kipa Sonu and Minorva Milli have been selected as President, Vice President and Secretary of Trained Nurses of India, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch.

Er. Kube Doni, Margi Ngomle and Er. Karga Tarak Gongo have been selected as president, general secretary and Vice President of newly formed Capital Complex Karga Ao Welfare Society (CCKAWS).


State level school games from February 1

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The Department of School Education (DSE) will conduct the First State Level School Games from February One to Five at SAI SAG centre Naharlagun and Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy.

While Boxing and Weightling would be held at SAI SAG centre Naharlagun Archery, Judo, Karate and Taekwondo would conducted at SLSA.

About 416 players including officials from all the 16 districts are expected to participate in 5-day event.


Girl Child Day’ 2011 observes

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: R.K.Mossang Memorial Society, Jairampur (NGO) has conducted an awareness campaign on Gender Sensitization to commemorate, the Girl Child Day’ 2011 in the Campus of Elementary Residential School (Girls), New Khamdu.

Speaking on the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission, Chairperson who is also the chairperson of R.K. Mossang Memorial Society, Jairampur, Komoli Mossang briefed about the importance of girls education for the speedy growth and development of the society. She urges to the girl community to come forward without any hesitation in different sector for the betterment of country.

The programme was attended by Education Officer, RKMMS, Teaching staff of the ERS School and the staff of the NGO.


Nyedar Namlo raising day

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The 11th raising day of Nyedar Namlo will be celebrated by all Nyedar Namlo committees on January 27. The executive council of central nyedar namlo appealed to all like minded individual and organization to extend all possible assistance to the local organizing committees for smooth conduct of the programme.

Meanwhile, the members of central nyedar namlo, Doimukh condoled the sudden demise of veteran politician and social worker Malo Tarin.

"His premature death has caused an irreparable loss to the state as well as the Nyishi community," central nyedar namlo said in a release.

They conveyed their deepest sense of condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss and also prayed to Aane Donyi for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Meanwhile, Central Nyokum Committee, Nirjuli expressed shock over sudden demise of Tarin. The advisory board and executive body of CNC in a condolence meeting observed two minutes silence to pay homage and pray the almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give enough strength and courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

The CNC also conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members.


Dance competition

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Binamlu Mepong and party won the district level dancing competition held at Tezu from January 15-17 last.

The event was organized by Mishmi Youth in collaboration with All Mishmi Students Union.

Altogether 24 teams from Roing, Namsai and Tezu participated the competition.

The organizer appreciated Parliamentary Secretary Transport Karikho Kri, UPO DUDA Sartam Chado and others for their cooperation to the organizer of the event.


Union demands more ATM counter

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) demanded the authorities concerned to open two more ATM counter at Mirmir Tinali and Medical Complex for easy monetary transaction.

AESDSU, in a release, said that the existing two ATM in the district headquarters do not work for 24 hours for which people coming from fur flung areas have to face problem to draw their money in the time of need.


Arunachal players win medals

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Two wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh won three medals in the 3rd North East Invitational Wushu Championship held at Kakching, Manipur from January 16 to 18 last.

While Kishen Chetia bagged two gold in Toulu event of Chanchen and Gunchu a silver medal was won by Mama Makcha in Sanshou (fight) in below 20 kg weight category.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association president Toko Teki congratulated both the players for winning medals.


Workshop on state action plan on climate change

ITANAGAR: Department of environment of forest Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in association with GTZ is organizing an inception workshop on preparation of state action plan on climate change on January 28 at Banquet hall, Itanagar.

The workshop will be inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary for environment and forest Kumar Waii.


Contain animal disease

ITANAGAR : Atleast 30 Mithun were reportedly killed due to sudden occurrence of infectious disease in the animal at Jote village under Sangdupota circle of Papum Pare district, informed All Papum Poma Students’ Union (APPSU).

APPSU, meanwhile, urged the authorities concerned to take immediate measures to contain the disease before spreading to other areas of the district.

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