The VIIIth Galo Baanv Kvba which was held recently at Dumporijo, Upper Subansiri
was a historic event. The invitation of representations from other Tribes like Nyishi,
Adi, Tagin, Idu Mishmi, and Khamti –Singpho etc was a unique and this has shown the
leadership maturity of Executive Members of GWS lead by Jarjum Gamlin Ete. By inviting
heads of other organizations, Ete, the president of GWS and her team sent a clear
message to Arunachalees that the Galos of the state stand for progress, prosperity
and peace of 26 major tribes in the state. I congratulate the Ex. members of GWS
for successful organization of the VIIIth GBK.
The protest made by DDAC Basar, during GBK was unfortunate. If the DDAC Basar, does
not accept the Vth and VIIth GBK resolutions, the best platform was during the VIIIth
GBK at Dumporijo giving justifications in midst of hundreds of Galos presents. Many
do not know the ground reality and in fact, the matter would have been in public
among the Galos if the DDAC Basar placed it in the house during VIIIth GBK.
With dialogue, certainly there would be mutual understanding and some amicable solution
would have come out.
I am afraid; issue of Dist. HQ may lead to disintegration of section of Galo in
particular area but certainly should not be in the birth place of Late Tomo Riba,
Ex-CM and Late Todak Basar, Ex-Mininster.
former President &
Karko Ao Welfare
Daporijo, (on email)
Do yourself first before teaching others
It is my earnest appeal to the citizens residing in the Capital Complex keep your
city clean and hygienic.
Since Itanagar is the Capital of the state, it boasts of numerous infrastructure
and facilities like big shops and head offices of the all Govt departments, but it
lacks of proper garbage dumping system. Garbage is everywhere in market area or near
the beautiful hotels in the city.
We are taught that cleanliness is next to godliness, but in practice, we see lot
of difference. It is only said, not done.
Therefore, I appeal to the people residing in the Capital Complex please do it yourselves
first, then teach it to your children.
Govt Hr Secondary School, Itanagar
Rasputin of Arunachal
The PM of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina goes so far as to describe Bangladesh as a “natural
country of transit” and “all connectivity by water, rail and road”, subject only
to our sharing with them a reasonable prices of the 42,000 MW of power that has already
been contracted for by the Arunachal government, which needs Bangladesh territory
to transport the vast quantities of heavy equipment that would have to be carried
to the foothills of Arunachal to realize the plan of hundreds of dams in the frontier
state. Guess who has given this recipe for disaster? It is none other than Kiren
Rijiju, former BJP MP and now, the principal advisor to the Congress CM of Arunachal
who has invited such disaster to Arunachal Pradesh and the mother state Assam.
Kiren Rijiju is the present ‘Rasputin’of Arunachal, the evil priest of Russia who
gave all kinds of anti-people ideas to the Russian Tsar as a result of which the
Russian Revolution broke out. He is an enemy for the peoples of Arunachal and Assam.
Vox Populi, (on email)
It is an immense pleasure to know from your esteemed daily that Dr. Nani Tanyo, SMO:
Basar CHC, has been awarded gold medal in the occasion of republic by the govt of
In fact it should have come much earlier, as he has done lot of good changes for
the Basar CHC in the last many years.
He is indeed a very sincere officer who has lot of innovative ideas with full of
energy. Every one of us should learned from him and manage our respective PHC, CHC
etc the same way he is managing the Basar CHC.
DH, Aalo (on email)
We are saddened
This refers to the news article 'GBK reiterates stand on Lower Siang amidst boycott'
published in your daily on Jan 24. Going by the news report it was unfortunate that
GBK, that claims to be the highest decision making body of the Galo's had only Lower
Siang to discuss in all their conference running for three whole days.
That the GBK (Galo Bane Keba) was not interested in any other issues that concern
students like us has immensely saddened and compelled us to lose trust in their leadership.
Cultural upliftment of the community, felicitation and scholarship for meritorious
students and ways and means for helping the downtrodden in the community and the
state did not figure in their conference. Moreover the disunity among the Galo's
were also brought out in the open by the very institution that claims to represent
the whole community.
An institution that is parochial, indifferent towards the basic interests of the
community and run by a minority with some self styled leaders can’t claim to represent
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
VKV, Jairampur rocked by allegation of child abuse
JAIRAMPUR, Jan 28: The most reputed higher secondary school of Changlang district,
the Vivekananda Kedra Vidyalaya, Jairampur has been rocked by the accusations of
child abuse that surfaced here this morning.
In a startling revelation, the senior students of the school accused the washer man
cum Warden Brijlal Baithak of physically abusing the young hostellers ranging from
Speaking to this scribe, the senior students revealed that it was at 3.30 pm on 27
Jan when the sub-junior hostellers complained about the washer man forcefully trying
to sexually abuse them. The seniors have been agitating demanding action from the
authorities since then.
The washer man in inebriated condition beat the young kids regularly and also sexually
abused them since last two years, informed the senior student who preferred to remain
The young kids scared of being beaten up preferred silence but somehow one of the
victims took the courage to inform his elder brother about the heinous crime, he
We informed the school management as soon as the kids confided to us the same evening
but the management instead of taking action or handing over the culprit to the police,
reprimanded us, he added.
It was after the management didn’t heed to our request, we destroyed some of the
school properties to mark our protest for neglecting the safety of the students,
The parents were informed about the prevailing situation and they took away their
Local public leader Aboo Kimsing was instrumental in pacifying the situation before
He also requested the school management to refrain from expelling the students and
suggested them to view the allegations put forth by the students very seriously.
Expelling the students will only make the matter worse, he added.
When inquired about the ongoing agitation, the principal informed that the washer
man was absconding from the school premise.
The Principal said that the hostel will remain closed till the repairing works are
The school will function regularly from Monday but the hostellers will be allowed
after the meeting to be held on Febuary 03 with parents.
The culprit, besides working as washer man was also looking after the kids as warden,
the Principal said.
The Principal further informed that an FIR has been lodged against the culprit. But
when inquired, the OC Jairampur KM Das said that no any such complaint from the school
management has been received.
He said that he has received an FIR by the students.
It is a grim allegation and we are taking it very seriously, informed Das.
A case no 5/11 379/352/377/506 has been registered and investigation launched.
State Action Plan on Climate Change
CM calls for incentives for communities preserving forest
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Addressing the inaugural function of Inception Workshop on Preparation
of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) here at State Banquet hall today,
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while categorically apprised all who would be preparing
the state action plan to carve out means to provide incentives to the state and the
communities preserving the forest and greenery.
The day long workshop was organized by the state Environment and Social Forestry
The arrival of various developmental projects has undoubtedly put pressure on the
forest but the forest department has to ensure that the harmful effects of developmental
projects are mitigated by adopting appropriate forestry interventions, Khandu emphatically
He said that the local communities in the state have maintained pristine forest of
the state since time immemorial, but the need of development in form of infrastructure,
roads, electricity and basic human amenities have shielded their interest in maintaining
Khandu called upon all the departments to extend all possible assistance to the department
and the resource persons for effective preparation of the state action plan on Climate
While lauding the Prime Minister for his revolutionary vision in initiating the National
Action Plan on Climate Change, Khandu urged the delegates present to take up the
alarming issue with a missionary zeal. He expected that the learned scientists and
the officers through their scientific approach would definitely come out with means
to contain the emerging threat.
MLA P D Sona called for bottom up approach to ensure participation of stakeholders
at every level.
He said that involvement of citizens was a necessary tool to counter the growing
problem of climate change.
The MLA further termed the Climate change a nuclear bomb in making which will have
global consequences. Speaking on the occasion Parliamentary Secretary Kumar Waii
emphasized the need to plant more and more trees. “Forest Conservation is directly
related to climate change, and the increasing pollution through carbon generated
from various industries, motors need to be contained through viable plan such as
afforestation programmes” he advocated.
He requested the NGOs, village communities, media and the civil societies to come
forward in spreading the message of preservation of forest and wildlife and apprise
the people on Global Warming. PCCF B S Sajwan gave a brief on the state action plan
and the role to be played by various institutions while framing the plan.
Special Resource person, Dr A K Gosain, Professor IIT, Delhi, spoke on Climate Change
and its relevance to Arunachal Pradesh.
Among others Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, Principal Secretary Yeshi Tsering, Commissioners,
Secretaries, Directors, Chief Engineers, NGOs, representatives of Civil Societies
were present on the day.(PRO to CM)
SLBC discusses State Focus paper
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The State Focus Paper prepared by NABARD for 2011-12 and State
Credit Plan for Arunachal Pradesh were discussed on January 24 at State level Bankers
Committee Meeting held at Itanagar.
The senior officers from banks, state Government and Reserve Bank participated in
the meeting. The State Credit Plan has been pegged at Rs.181.63 crore for 2011-12
which is 47% higher than the plan of 2010-11.
Some of the issues highlighted were; lack of well defined property rights for the
farmers, restrictions by the Ministry of Environment & Forestry for tea cultivation
in Arunachal Pradesh which is an impediment of a livelihood option by the indigenous
tea planters, lack of Farm insurance for the farmers in Arunachal and inadequate
coverage of Kisan credit cards. The Special Secretary, Finance, Government of Arunachal
Pradesh Swati Sharma, asked the bankers to take up the financial inclusion programme
on a larger scale to bring the financially excluded people in Arunachal and ensured
full support of the government
The RBI Regional Director, Surekha Marandi, asked the private sector banks to seek
the guidance from NABARD to increase the credit flow in the State.
GM, NABARD, asked the bankers to firm up their Business models for Arunachal.
RTI catches up with APIDCoL, directed to furnish info
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) yesterday directed
the APIDCoL to furnish the information sought within 15 days. The information sought
by the complainant is about the financial and administrative aspects of the public
private partnership project.
Hearing on the complaint against APIDCoL PIO for alleged rejection and return of
the application citing that it did not come under the purview of RTI Act on January
21, the Commission pronounced that the involvement of state Govt and APIDFC in the
joint venture project of APIDCoL is deemed to come under the purview of laws of the
land and Constitution of India for which the citizen has every right to gain access
to the information about the project undertaken for the larger public interest.
The commission in its judgment came to the conclusion that APIDCoL is deemed to be
a public authority as defined under Section 2 (h)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005.
Earlier, appearing before the Commission on behalf of the APIDCoL, its director Pallani
Appan submitted that APIDCoL being private company, the state Govt had no direct
funding. Therefore, he was of the impression that his office does not come under
the purview of RTI. The Commission, however, in its judgment said that Appan could
not provide a proper justification, rather, he agreed in principle that the activities
undertaken by APIDCoL is in public interest being controlled by the state Govt. An
RTI application was rejected by PIO of the said company on the ground that APIDCoL
is not a public authority since government has no direct funding in the said corporation.
But the complainant went to the SIC stating that the corporation came into existence
vide a GoAP’s gazette notification (No IND/APIDFC/JVC/39/2008, dated 07/08/2008 and
No IND/APIDFC/JVC/68/2008, dated31/10/2010) and also the state government has a significant
stake of 20 percent in the corporation. Further, two of APIDFCL’s subsidiary units
(PCL, Tezu and AHPIL,Nigmoi) with public properties as company’s assets have been
vested with APIDCoL.
Committee pleads for moderate approach
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Following the AAPSU’s ultimatum served to the RHEP to fulfill all
their promises made to the project affected people within one month, the REHP Land
Donor Committee, New Pitapool has appealed the apex student body not to take any
drastic step which may deter the functioning of the RHEP.
While appealing the RHEP to approach the higher authorities for solution to the legitimate
demands of the AAPSU, the committee further said that the union should also take
up the matter with NEEPCO CMD and state Govt. The committee claimed that RHEP management
has been taking up the people’s problem with the NEEPCO for consideration and also
implementing various welfare schemes under Corporate Social Responsibility scheme.
But the need of the hours is to enhance the welfare schemes, the committee said.
College students appeals
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Students Union of Wangcha Rajkumar Government College, Deomali,
has drawn concern authorities’ attention towards never ending problems plaguing this
lone college of Tirap district. Though college has entered its tenth year of academic
session, still it does not have its own campus and is functioning from its temporary
Union said that students are facing utmost trouble because of such uncertainty situation.
Students union also fervently appealed for introduction of English honours subject
in the college. Union claim that since last two years, they have been demanding
introduction of English honour’s subject but authorities never responded to their
plea. Student body have appealed to the elected representatives of Tirap, NGOs,
academicians and education department to come together to find a permanent site for
establishment of Wangcha Rajkumar Govt College.
Taki joins BJP
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Former NCP state unit general secretary (election) Tabin Taki has
formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Jan 26.
BJP state president Dr Tangor Tapak, MLA, accepted his joining in a simple function
at party headquarters. Among others, former MP and BJP National General Secretary
Tapir Gao and state secretaries Tai Tagak and Dominic Tadar were present on the occasion.
Taki, who is also former AAPSU president, expressed his full faith in the ideology
of the BJP and its national leadership, according to a BJP release. Taki had resigned
from the NCP on health ground recently.
Meanwhile, NCP state unit vice president Tad Tana in a release informed that resignation
of its general secretary (election) Tabin Taki will make no any differences in the
party. He called upon the party workers and leaders not to be discouraged by such
Lyricist passes away
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Popi Sarmin Society, Itanagar deeply mourns the sudden demise
of Dogin Tare at Itanagar on Jan 27.
He was serving with APST and had joined the department as bus conductor on 1st July,
1981. He is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter.
The PSS describes him as one of the founder members of the PSS as well as one of
the most prolific lyricists of Apatani. His demise has created a huge vacuum in Apatani
Society; it’s a loss of a good human being and resource person in term of Art & Culture.
To his credit he penned the lyrics of all time hit songs like Ahin Piimi Riiter,
Mun Chimbyang, Nii Myodi Yu boha Danii, Ngunu Ka Hari, etc.
The officers and staff of General Manager, State Transport Services condoled the
untimely demise of Dogin Tare who died on January 27.
In a condolence meeting, they expressed their deepest sense of sorrow and prayed
for the eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed their heartfelt condolence
to the bereaved family to bear the loss.
Juvenile justice Meet
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Meeta Meet-2011 for Juvenile Justice of the Apna Vidya Bhavan
was organized under the aegis of the ASSET, Wakro today.
Meeta Meet is being held every year on Jan 28 to discuss and settle for better ways
to ensure proper upbringing of the children.
Addressing the parents and well wishers on the occasion, the Chairman ASSET called
upon one and all that as guided by Brig. Vikal Sahni, Cdr 82 Mtn Bde the educational
institutions need to give focus on cultivating desired work culture while training
up the young minds so that they grow up with human values which contribute in making
and maintaining a good society.
It is worth mentioning here that Brig Sahni in his meeting with Chairman ASSET in
the Headquarters of the 82 Mountain Brigade said - “We must strive to ensure that
the Young Arunachalees fully understand the urgent need to build and maintain a very
healthy work culture and ethics. Let our youngsters not ruin their lives in lavish
living and we must take adequate care to ensure that income from timber and orange
harvest is put to judicious use and investment so that it contributes to prosperity
in real sense. Education must also be directed towards building a healthy work culture
and ethics,” he opined.
The Government has constituted Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in the state's eight
districts of Lohit, East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley,
Anjaw, Tirap and Changlang vide GO No. SWCD-23/08(Pt-I) 9289 dated the 24nd November
The ASSET also complimented the first Principal Magistrate of Lohit district JJB
G K Paul Choudhury, APCS for his sincere concern and pioneering initiatives of making
the JJB functional and ensuring that the board proceedings are conducted in proper
atmosphere where the Juvenile in conflict with law is heard and decisions are promptly
taken in accordance with prevalent Laws.
The three member JJB of Lohit with Chairman ASSET as a member and Hawelu Kri as
a lady representative has already heard three cases brought to the notice of the
board and passed necessary orders.
The Lohit JJB has so far heard Tezu PS Case No.42/2010 U/S 376 IPC of State Vrs
Dhananjay Mishra on the 24th November 2010, M/pur PS case No.16/2010 U/S 363/302/201
IPC of State Vrs Bipin Majhi, Bipen Urang and Sanjay Urang on the 5th January 2011
and M/pur PS Case No.14/2010 U/S 436 IPC of State Vrs Sanjit Mura on the 5th January
2011. The Board also passed necessary orders in all the three cases heard so far
as per provisions of the Juvenile Justice ( care and Protection of Children) Act'2000.
More needs to be done on this front with other districts following suit to recommend
for constitution of JJBs and the state may also consider for setting up of functional
Juvenile Homes in atleast nine districts to cater to the urgent need considering
the vast area of this himalayan state which is widespread. As per notification the
Juvenile Justice Board shall consist of a first class Judicial Magistrate and two
social workers of whom one shall be a woman forming a bench. Every such bench shall
have powers conferred by the Code of Criminal Procedures, 1973 (2 of 1974). Due to
lack of infrastructures and resources innumerable Juveniles in conflict with law
have to languish in Judicial Custody all over the state.
ASSET feels that all the JJBs must put in efforts so that justice is not delayed
and the immense possibilities in the tender and young minds to be back as a normal
useful citizen shunning the path of crime as they grow up is not denied.
It was a thrilling moment when teacher Anura Thamoung read out the message received
from the Arunachal Pradesh Police Headquarters. DIGP Robin Hibu in a written communication
on the Meeta Meet conveyed Salutation of Arunachal Pradesh to Sri sri Swami Anubhavananda
for blessing the ASSET to initiate the path breaking endeavor in the service of the
country and mankind. He further lauded the sacrifices and services of Satyanarayanan
Mundayoor. Appreciating the exceptional service by the silent worker the DIGP expressed
his hope that the candle lit by him will be kept aflame by many others. Parents
Sonja Rangmang and Bakheo Halai, ASM also spoke on the occasion and lauded the Apna
Vidya Bhavan and KGBV Wakro for the excellent service rendered by the teachers and
The children presented thrilling skits, melodious rhymes, songs, dances and drama
on the life of Lord Gautam Buddha on the occasion.
Awareness camp on PMEGP
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Arunachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board, (APKVIB)
in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic Institute has organized an awareness
camp on Prime Minister’s Employment General Programme (PMEGP) at institute premises
today. The programme was sponsored by KVIC.
In his address, KVIB chief executive officer Sukamal Deb stressed the need to promote
entrepreneurship in the state. He also highlighted details on the benefits under
the PMEGP, a flagship programme of the Central Govt.
Polytechnic Institute Principal A K Tripathy observed that knowledge gathered in
the institute can be transformed into wisdom by the students of this institute by
taking up entrepreneurship as career in future.
State KVIC director incharge P K Behara, chief coordinator of the entrepreneurship
development cell, of the Polytechnic, Anil Choudhury and National Youth Project
president H P Biswas also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Arunachal Pradesh Rural & Urban Development Society organized
organized one day farmers meet on 23rd of this month at Lorio Riang, under Lower
Nyapin in Kurung Kumey district.
During the day 5 number of farmers club namely Langth-Loth, Yuba, Guffa Dolo, Lower
Nyapin-I and Lower Nyapin II was formed.
MLA Bamang Felix formally inaugurated the farmers club.
Also present on the occasion was additional deputy commissioner of Nyapin. Programme
was also attended by representatives from NABARD and other line departments of Kurung
Kumey district. Anchal chairperson, Nyapin, ASM Dologangni segment and GBs of 5 villages
and all member of farmers club was present during the day.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28:All Liyak Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA) has appointed Koro Liyak
as president, Mai Liyak as vice president and Atum Liyak as general secretary for
unity and integrity of the Liyak society.
Annual Sports Day
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 will celebrate its Annual Sports Day in
the school premises tomorrow. Dr. KC Sen, DIG (Med), ITBP would attend the function
as chief guest.
Boori Boot Yullo
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Jirth Murtem and Pania Hanker have been selected a chairman and
general secretary of Boori Boot Yullo celebration committee, Daporijo.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union visited government higher secondary
school, Tirbin recently.
During their visit, the members advised the students not to use mobile phone inside
class room. They also strongly advised the students not to consume alcohol, tiranga
and other Tobacco products besides smoking.
PR leaders mourn ASM’s death
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Panchayat leaders of Raga deeply mourned the premature demise of
Kicho-Kemliko ASM Maga Tair, who breathed his last at Kemliko village on January
23 last after a prolonged illness.
He left behind his old mother, two minor children and wife.
"Maga was a dedicated and sincere PR leader, who always worked for upholding Panchayat
Raj system in Raga area."
The PR leaders of the area led by ZPM Dinesh Maga in a condolence meeting prayed
for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed their deep sense of condolence
to the bereft family members to bear the irreparable loss.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: An interim committee of Upper Yachuli Intellectual Forum has been
constituted with Tania Taning as chairman and Tania Boga as secretary.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Education Discipline Forum in a meeting
held today decided to place three point memorandum to state government for consideration.
The first demand of Forum is inclusion of education subject as an optional paper
in the APPSC preliminary examination.
Forum also sought introduction of education subject in 10+2 school level. Beside
this, Forum has called for education subject be introduced in all the government
colleges of Arunachal Pradesh.
ITANAGAR: Population Census 2011 will be conducted in Capital Complex region from
February 9 to 28 next.
Inaugurating a 2 days training programme based on census atVivekananda Hall of RK
Mission yesterday, Capital Complex deputy commissioner Dr. SB Deepak Kumar appealed
to the citizens of Capital region to extend full cooperation to the supervisors,
enumerators and census officers during the census period to ensure cent percent coverage.
Maintain work culture:CoSAAP
ITANAGAR: Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) celebrated
its 9th foundation in a small but impressive manner here yesterday.
On the occasion, CEC, CoSAAP appealed to all Govt employees to maintain work culture
and strive for all-round development of the state. It also highlighted the achievements
made so far and various grievances placed before the State Government for redressal.
Pinch to meet Pawar
ITANAGAR: NCP Arunachal Pradesh president Ngurang Pinch is in New Delhi to meet
party national president Sharad Pawar for fixation of date for his visit to Arunachal
The NCP state president is also meeting NCP leader and Union minister of state for
RD, Agatha Sangma to invite her to participate in the Nyishi Nyokum Yullo at Nyapin
as chief guest.
Earlier, Pinch called on the national secretary and incharge of North East region
Jimmy George in Kerala on January 25.
KNYA demands electrification of villages
ITANAGAR: Kurung Nyobia Youth Association (KNYA) has demanded the authorities concerned
to illuminate all the 26 villages of Kurung Nangbia area under Sangram circle through
Rajiv Gandhi Gramya Vityutikaran Yojna (RGGVY).
Excepting those 26 villages of Kurung Nyogbia area most of the villages of Kurung
Kumey district are already provided electricity through RGGVY, said the Association
in a release. KNYA urged the EE Power, Sangram Division to visit the area and provide
electricity in those areas immediately.