ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The tourism department is soon coming up with new tourism policy
for promotion of tourism in Arunachal Pradesh. This was informed by tourism director
A K Singh while addressing a day long workshop on “Campaign Clean Arunachal” organized
by the tourism department at its conference hall here today.
Further he stated that department is trying its best to make Arunachal an favourable
tourist destination. Singh called on everyone to help the department in this regard.
The workshop was attended by large number of participants including students of Rajiv
Gandhi Government Polytechnic, tour operators, hoteliers, transport operators, officials
of tourism department, resource persons from various fields and general public.
Assistant director tourism, Bengia Mana Sonam hoped that through this workshop people
will get education about need to have clean surrounding. She further called on everyone
present to start imparting knowledge about importance of cleanliness right from their
The tourism department also felicitated those tour operators who contributed highest
revenue in the last 5 years and highest contributors for the year 2011 on the occasion.
The brand ambassador for campaign ‘Clean India’ Anshu Jemshenpa was also felicitated.
During the technical session three presentations were made by resource persons.
The first presentation on the ‘Role of Media in Promotion of Tourism’ was made by
Taba Ajum, President of Arunachal Press Club.
Ajum stressed on the need of proper marketing of Arunachal tourism in national and
international media. He also expressed concern over illegal appointments in tourism
department and impressed upon department to hire professional tourism graduates in
Millo Yasung, a management student from NERIST, made presentation on Tourism Prospects
and Potential Issues and Concerns. She mainly dwelt on the need for regular updating
of all information related to tourism in internet.
Chukhu Mama, a Lecturer of Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic (RGGP) in his presentation
spoke about clean and green Arunachal. While citing example of garbage lying around
various markets of the capital complex, he said such dirtiness will bring bad name
to the state and thereby harming tourism potential.
Later a panel discussion on promotion of tourism – ‘Issues and remedies- the way
ahead’ was held. The panelist included Azing Pertin, Vice-President, Arunachal Press
Club, Rakesh Srivastava, AD, SIRD and RK Mishra, Senior lecturer, RGGP.
Also spoke on the occasion were Dobing Sonam, general secretary, All Arunachal Pradesh
Public Transport Federation, John Panye, President, Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator
Association, Dr RM Pant, CMS NERIST and various other tour operators.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy operations performed at Samaritan Hormin Hospital
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: For the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh, Total Laparoscopic
Hysterectomy (Key hole) operations was performed successfully at Samaritan Hormin
Hospital on January 24 by laparoscopic gynaecologist Dr. Jomson Bagra, who is also
trained in infertility and Uro-gynaecology.
Dr. Jomson Bagra has also performed many laparoscopic (Key Hole) operations for ectopic
pregnancies and infertility successfully at Samaritan Hormin Hospital Some other
advanced laparoscopic operations like removal of kidney stones with laparoscopic
DJ stenting has been performed with success, Samaritan Hormin Hospital Managing
Director Dr. Renee Nabam said.
Samaritan Hormin Hospital was inaugurated in a simple function attended by Dr. K.
Nishing (DHS) and Dr. D.Raina (MS Arunachal state Hospital) on November 4, 2011.
It was started with a vision to start conventional and advanced laparoscopic (Key
Hole) and endoscopic operations at par with national and international standards.
The hospital also offered job opportunity to unemployed trained persons like Nurse
and Technicians etc. The hospital has altogether 36 staff at present including one
laparoscopic surgeon, one laparoscopic Gynae surgeon, one medicine specialist, two
Sonologist and 5 experience registered medical practitioners with 22 beds and 24
hours emergency services.
The hospital is equipped with latest high Definition Laparoscopic system (Stryker-USA)
first of its kind in the state for use in advanced laparoscopic (Key hole ) operations.
It is also equipped with computerized ECG, Lung function test, color Doppler ultrasound,
remote operated table and well equipped labor room.
Binny Yanga conferred Padma Shri
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Binny Yanga, a prominent social activist of Arunachal Pradesh
has been conferred Padma Shri Award by the President of India in recognition of
her exemplary service towards uplift of downtrodden people.
Other recipients of Padma Shri Award from North East included 86-year-old Nameirakpam
Ibemni Devi, a pioneer of Manipur's Khongjom Parba style of singing; photographer
Sunil Janah of Assam; writer-educationist Kedar Gurung of Sikkim and Mizo educationist
Ralte L Thanmawia.
It is pertinent to mention here that Assam's cultural icon late Bhupen Hazarika was
conferred this year's Padma Vibushan award, the country's second highest civilian
Yanga is amongst 109 Padma Awardees announced today for this year. Of the 109 Awards,
5 are Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri. There are 19 ladies among
the awardees. “This is a moment of pride for Arunachal Pradesh, especially for the
womenfolk. After Mamang Dai, the conferment of the fourth highest civilian award
on Yanga, is a testimony to the contributions made by women of the state,” Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki said in a congratulatory message.
Tuki, expressed faith that Yanga, who has been working tremendously for upliftment
of the downtrodden, particularly destitute children and women through her Oju Welfare
Association, would draw inspiration from the prestigious recognition and continue
her good work with renewed mission.
Her nomination for the national award was actively pursuit by the Raj Bhawan, particularly
by the first lady of the state Anupama Singh.
Can Arunachal afford to ban or regulate child labour ?
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: There are certain Acts and policies to redress various grievances
of the people. There are also various type of celebration in state and national level
to recount the achievement of our country. But these Acts and celebrations create
little impact or no impact in ground level.
Likewise, World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year in June 12, but one
wonders, why a good numbers of children still continue to works on the streets, roads
and homes and even under the organization like Border Road Organization in various
corners of the state. Today everyone will find a child working in road sides and
building construction works. No doubt, the trend of engaging child as helpers particularly
in residence is a common practice in our society.
If it is not checked, such trend would force a section of poor children to live in
vicious circle of poverty forever.
Besides this the rising street beggars in various district headquarters and state
capital is a bane for the state.
Though maximum numbers of people of Arunachal Pradesh are living below poverty line,
there is no any single beggar from any tribal communities.
The government and public should not take it easy. Such growing number of outside
beggars and daily wage earners should be properly checked by concerned district authorities.
There are many Act and Regulations to protect the rights of child and eliminate poverty
in our country. The rights of a child can be protected well with proper implementation
of certain Acts like Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act and Right to Education
Act, besides these, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
would also directly or indirectly benefits the children. Only God knows whether
these Acts are properly implemented in our state or not?
As of today, poverty in tribal society, particularly in remote areas are the main
cause of child labour. The parents engage their children as labour due to extreme
poverty. The children are forced to work in adverse situation instead of sending
them to school for their bright future.
As a layman, I think if the government implements the above three Acts properly,
it can make Arunachal Pradesh as a model state without a single child labour and
Hope, the state government would think seriously about the well-being of the children.
Mere verbal declaration of policies and implementation of Acts on papers will not
serve the purpose.
Further, unless thinly populated state like Arunachal solves the child labour, and
unemployment problems, it will be fruitless on the part of Govt to dream about “a
As per the record available, “India tops the list with the highest number
of child labourer in the world. The 2001 national census of India estimated the total
number of child labour at 12.6 million.
However, according to informal labour force statistics, the problem seems to be more
severe than reflected. Child labour is estimated to be as large as 60 million in
India, as many children are "hidden workers" working in homes or unorganized sectors”.
Traffic awareness prog for auto drivers
By Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 25: Be disciplined, behave with passengers politely and mend your
ways to win passengers, said motor vehicle inspector Techi Tukap, while addressing
a day-long traffic awareness campaign for auto drivers of this township conducted
at Tosum Hotel here yesterday.
He called upon the organizers, the All Capital Complex Auto Welfare Association (ACCAWA),
to work for the welfare of the auto drivers while providing service honestly to the
Former Itanagar MLA Kipa Babu, speaking as chief guest, disclosed as to how he worked
as an auto driver while pursuing his studies and called upon them to maintain discipline
to make the profession respectable.
He said such campaign for all the auto drivers of the Capital Complex would soon
Dittoing the guests’ views, Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee (NBWC) general secretary
Tok Butung said: “The responsibility of bringing good name to the capital lies on
your shoulders and you have a greater role to play.”
He advised them to be vigilant about suspicious passengers, maintain healthy habits
for keeping the city clean and advocated uniform dress code for easy identification.
President Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) MT Anga exhorted them
to avoid drunken driving and always extend help during any accident.
Earlier, ACCAWA, in a memorandum, sought allocation of parking space for autos, renovation
of the existing auto stand with a signboard, reducing the existing road tax by 50%,
Tadar Tang Memorial Football
PTC make early exit; West Kameng, East Siang enter knock-out stage
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Police Training Centre (PTC/APP), Banderdewa made a shock early
exit from the 10th Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament after going down fighting
1-2 to Upper Subansiri at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahar-lagun, today.
Rayu Dagiam of Upper Subansiri scored in 68th and 77th minutes while Rajesh Sonowal
of PTC reduced the margin to 1-2 by scoring a goal from penalty kick in injury time.
Senlu Rongrang of PTC was cautioned with a yellow card in the 61st minute.
It was PTC’s second straight defeat in the on going tournament. The Police team had
earlier lost 0-2 to Capital Complex in their first match on January 23.
In earlier match of the day, West Kameng put up a improved show to hold East Siang
1-1 in their second encounter with the team.
West Kameng took the early lead by scoring in 4 minutes through goal from Rikom Sidisow
which they held until the dying moment of the match. East Siang found the equalizer
few seconds before the final hooter through Matuni Padung.
West Kameng lost 1-3 to East Siang in their first match on January 23.
Both East Siang and West Kameng entered the knock out stage by becoming the winner
and runners up of the group.
Chewang Dorjee of West Kameng and Tason Tasung of East Siang were cautioned with
yellow cards in 23rd and 51st minutes respectively.
Kurung Kumey play East Kameng at 12.30 pm tomorrow.
Arunachal celebrates National Voters’ Day
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Along with the rest of the country, Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated
the National Voters’ Day across the state in a befitting manner.
The celebration was initiated last year to coincide with the foundation day of the
Election Commission of India and also to enhance the participation of the voters,
especially the youth, in the democratic process.
At Doimukh, the National Voters Day was celebrated at Rono in a befitting manner.
On the occasion, State Election Commissioner K.D. Singh, highlighted the evolution
of Election Commission of India and commemoration of the day as National Voters day.
He said National Voters day is the celebration of political sovereign that is power
of the people, on this day of 25th January.
Singh further said that objective of the day is to spread awareness among voters
regarding effective participation in the electoral process. Due to lack of awareness
or no enrolment vast majority of people did not go for voting.
He advised the gathering their rights in choosing a right person who have guts to
lead the people in right direction and also protect the democratic framework of the
Meanwhile, congratulating the young voters who have been presented EPIC on the day
he said that they have given a big responsibility and should exercise their adult
franchise responsively in a free and fair manner and should spread the awareness
on universal adult franchise at every door step.
NERIST Director, Dipankar Paul, said voters power are utmost important in democracy
and exhorted the people to utilize their rights in a proper direction without any
influence from any corner.
Chief Electoral Officer Yeshi Tsering, Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Pige also spoke
on the occasion.
Best Booth Level Officers were awarded commendation certificate/memento for their
outstanding works during last elections and Prizes to the winner of essay writing
competition were also distributed on the occasion.
Panchayat leaders, GBs and school children participated in the celebration.
At Ziro, the day was celebrated at Hapoli. ERO in-charge Tajing Padung highlited
the importance and objective of the NVD and advised the people to be more aware towards
rights and duties.
Deputy Commissioner cum DEO Nila Mohanan also advised the young people and women
to come forward and take full participation in choosing the right leaders.
On the occasion, besides NVD pledge, felicitation to new voters and best BLOs and
prizes to winners of Essay writing competition were distributed.
At Changlang, Deputy Commissioner in-charge GC Deori highlighted the objectives of
the NVD and advised the voters to vote freely with fearless in the coming assembly
and parliamentary election to choose right person.
DDSE N Yirang advised the young voters and students to fulfill the duties and responsibilities
by participating in democratic process and choose right person for peace, progress
and to maintain sovereignty of the country.
He also advised them to educate the rural mass regarding importance of voting.
At Tawang, District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen felicitated
and distributed EPIC and badges to the newly enrolled electors in a function organized
at the conference hall of his office.
Speaking on the occasion, Lollen disclosed that Tawang is one of the districts which
have achieved 100 per cent EPIC coverage.
He further informed that special campaign was organized from January 5 to 15 to enrol
youth within the age group of 18 and 19 years and altogether 220 voters were registered
for three constituencies during this period.
Rinchin Phuntsok, DDSE and member of District Media Campaign Committee spoke at length
about the history and importance of the Right to Adult Franchise in the democracy
On the occasion, prizes were distributed to winners of essay and slogan writing competition
and also a pledge was administered by DC cum DEO. The Day was also celebrated in
each and every Polling Stations of the district.
At Aalo, DEO cum DC Amjad Tak called for more participation of voters on their
day of empowerment. Efforts are on to enroll more voters within the age group of
nineteen years as desired by the ECI and turn up in the recent years is quite encouraging,
he said and urged the BLOs to make all out effort to enroll all eligible voters within
the time frame.
EAC Election, T. Messar also spoke on the occasion.
Distribution of voter I card and felicitation of newly enrolled voters, power point
presentation on voting system, distribution of prizes and certificates to the winners
of essay competition were main highlights of the Voters day celebration.
At Tezu, addressing the gathering on the occasion of National Voters Day, DEO cum
DC R K Sharma called upon the voters not to be influenced by any kind or form of
inducements. The new electors were felicitated with badges and logo of Election Commission
of India and also provided EPIC on the occasion.
The DEO disclosed that awareness programme in schools and college will be conducted
in coming days. Awareness is essential for the youngsters and new electors to vote
freely and fairly, so that the right candidate gets elected.
Between last year’s and this year’s NVD celebration a total of 2224 voters could
be enrolled, out of which 865 number of voters are under the age group of 18 to 19.
Sharma also gave away prizes to the winners of the essay competition on the same
G K Paul Choudhury, EAC (ERO), Tezu, also spoke on the importance of the right to
vote to the new voters.
At Bomdila, braving the frosty and the cold weather, the students of various educational
institutions of the district headquarter took out a morning procession carrying banners,
placards and shouting slogans on voters’ rights.
Addressing the large number of gathering including panchayat leaders and gaon burah
at DC’s office, DC cum DEO Rinchin Tashi called upon the people for self introspection
and to do away with criminalization of politics for a strong and vibrant democracy.
It’s not only the duty of the Election Commission or the District Election Office
to create awareness. The intellectuals, government functionaries, NGOs, public and
panchayat leaders and political parties should educate the mass and the upcoming
generations on their right to vote.
Earlier, the Additional Deputy Commissioner cum Electoral Registration Officer B.Dehingia,
dealt at length on the aims and objective of the Day and the importance of such awareness
District Unit BJP President Samboo Siongju and V.N Jha, a Teacher from the Government
Higher Secondary School, Bomdila, also spoke on the occasion.
At Khonsa, Khonsa ZPM, Wanglo Gosak highlighted the need of observation of such important
day and evolution and development brought in voting process since independence. Gosak
further said that NVD was an effort towards creation of awareness among the new and
young voters about the need of participation in voting process.
Participating in the deliberation, ADC-cum-ERO, S K Deori said awareness on use of
EVM and other election related matters is of paramount importance to make the voters
conscious. He also threw light on importance of election photo identity card and
asked all who attained 18 years of age and more to enroll their names in electoral
rolls. He later administered the pledged to all participants. Prizes to the winners
of essay competition and EPIC to the new voters have been distributed to mark the
National Voters Day was observed in East Siang district today by administering ‘Voters
Pledge’ to the officers and staff by East Siang DC cum DEO, Talem Tapok in his conference
On the occasion, the DC highlighted the main objective of celebrating the National
The Election Commission’s objective behind National Voters’ Day is to increase enrolment
of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones, by using this occasion to make
universal adult suffrage a complete reality, and thereby enhance the quality of Indian
democracy. The day is also utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective
participation in the electoral process.
To make the occasion meaningful, an awareness rally was organized under the supervision
of circle officer (Election) A Koyu in which the students of IGJHSS and DEMHSS actively
Beside organizing an essay competition in schools, EPIC to the newly enrolled voters
were also distributed to mark the occasion. DIPROs
The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the 2nd National Voters Day
at its Headquarters here today.
State BJP General Secretary-in-Charge Organization and Party Spokesman, Tai Tagak
in his address called upon the party workers to educate the citizens on the essence
and importance of being a registered voter and their responsibility towards democracy.
The BJP is not a party just for fighting elections. Being a prominent national party
we have larger role and responsibilities for the services to motherland, he said.
State BJP General Secretary, Dominic Tadar in his address said that importance of
the voters can not be ignored as they have the highest role and responsibility in
The State BJYM president Doni Nich said the Morcha will reach out to young people
of 18 years to educate them about their right as voters of the country.
State BJP Vice President, B.R. Wage, who presided over the function in his address,
said “if we are in a democracy – we should know the value and importance of each
Among others State BJP Vice President, Kabak Yabii, State president, Mahila Morcha,
Kenjum Pakkam, and Katan Kamboh state BJP Secretary also were present on the occasion.
East Siang witness increase in voters’ enrolment
PASIGHAT, Nov 25: East Siang district has recorded mild increase in number of electorate
after the end of special summery revision works in the district.
The district has recorded as many as new 183 electorates in the final electoral roll
which was published on January 5.
Sources from district election department revealed that 102 additional voters between
the age group of 18 and 19 have been enrolled in the electoral roll and the special
summery revision process came to end on January 15.
There are 141 booth level officers (BLO) and 145 designated officers in the district
to complete the electoral revision processes including receipt and disposal of claims
and objection. It was informed that disposal of claims and objections besides updating
of database, preparation of photographs and other voters’ related activities had
already been completed within December last year. Sources informed that there are
58, 782 electorates in the district with its five assembly segments.
The number of total electorate in the assembly segments as per draft electoral roll,
2011 was – Pangin -12,355, Nari - 6,736, West Pasighat (Ruksin) - 12,185, Pasighat-East
- 17,498 in and Mebo -9,723 voters. After the publication of final electoral roll,
the electorates increased in number by 214 in Pasighat, 97 in Nari-Koyu and 08 in
Mebo segment, while it is decreased by 93 in Pangin, 43 in West-Pasighat segment.
Elaborating the reasons behind decreasing number of electorate in two assembly segments,
sources said that some electorates enrolled their names in two or more polling booths
in different locations, while some others enlisted their names in two assembly constituencies.
Further, some electorates have failed to furnish their photographs for voters I card
in time and as a result their names could not find place in final electoral roll.
Awareness cum training prog on agri & allied sectors
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: A two days awareness cum training programme on Agri and allied
activities was organized at Ompuli, Meb and Laptap villages under Sagale circle on
January 23 and 24.
Dr. Taba Heli, Programme Coordinator KVK, Papum Pare and his team of scientists
were the resource persons in the programme wherein around 90 farmers took part.
Highlighting the role of farmers clubs and self help groups in enhancement of rural
economy, Dr. Heli asked the farmers and SHGs members to adopt scientific farming
method and formulate long term vision in order to achieve their goal of economic
Dr. Nabam Gama, Farm Manager, KVK Papum Pare explained in details about benefit of
scientific poultry farming for sustainable economic improvement, while Dr. Tilling
Taya, SMS (A.H.) delivered a lecture on piggery farming along with the pros and cons
of rearing local and exotic pig breeds under rural condition. Taya also advised the
farmers to adopt fast growing exotic pig breeds like Yorkshire, Hamsphire for better
Hemanta Ngangbam, SMS (Hort.), KVK-Papum Pare conducted field demonstration on soil
and canopy management in orange orchards of these villages. He also suggested the
farmers to take up scientific orchard management for better quality yield and longevity
of the orchard.
Chief Minister’s XI to lock horns with
Governor’s XI in football friendly today
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The Chief Minister’s XI and Governor XI will lock horns with each
other in a football friendly at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow at 2.30
pm as part of the Republic Day celebration.
While Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would himself captain the CM XI the Governor’s team
would be led by Chief Secretary Tabom Bam.
Since his taking over as Chief Minister of the state, Tuki has been persuasively
emphasizing on nurturing the sports sector, which, evidently, has immense potential
to excel if a proper plan and guidance is provided. Recently, in this direction,
he has publicly announced to come up with a proper Sports Policy of the state soon
to give a proper and holistic vision for development of sporting activities and shaping
the future of the state in this particular field besides encouraging potential youths
to become sportspersons of repute.
It may be of worth a note that in a football match held between CM XI and DC XI during
the Chief Minister’s recent Kurung Kumey visit, the CM’s team trounced DC XI by two
goals to nil. Incidentally, both the goals were scored by Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy,
a prominent player in CM XI. Probably, he is raring to go again, this time against
the Governor’s team!
Measles Catch Up prog reviewed
TEZU, Jan. 25: The Anjaw District Task Force reviewed the Measles Catch Up programme,
maternal and child tracking system in a review meeting held at DC’s conference hall
here on January 20.
It also discussed the forthcoming Health Mela and IPPI in the district.
Despite innumerable problems being faced by the vaccination team to cover all the
villagers in sparsely populated and the hill top area, the Measles Cath Up programme
achieved 94.2 per cent success with vaccination of 3818 children.
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of District Health Society, CS Jeinow appreciated
the achievement of the health workers of Anjaw district. He also applauded the DRCHO,
Anjaw and her team for remarkable improvement in the MCTS. The DC and ADC, Hayuliang
assured all possible help and assistance in the forthcoming Health Mela and IPPI.
Awareness campaign on coop movement
PASIGHAT, Jan 25: East Siang District Cooperative Union organised a three three days
‘Member Education cum Awareness Program’ at Pasighat Town Club Pasighat from January
20. It was inaugurated by the former Registrar of Coop Society Oshong Ering, retired
Speaking on the occasion Ering said the cooperation department was created decades
ago with the objective of strengthening the co-operative movement in the state. Such
programmes would help the government agencies, individuals and institutions to understand
the importance and role of coop societies.
Earlier the chairman of the District Cooperative Union, Malo Komut and RN Deb, DRCS
said that the department acts as the custodian of cooperative values. It was an exceptional
opportunity for the members of the societies to enrich their knowledge and skills,
Representatives from various line departments like agriculture, fishery, veterinary
and Vinyak Tea Trading Co. Pvt. Ltd. Ruksin and also the members of Cooperative societies
of Ruksin, Mebo, Pasighat, Rani, Boleng delivered lectures and shared their knowledge,
experiences through power point presentation. DIPRO
Field Day for farmers
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Maro, Upper Subansiri district has conducted
a Field Day programme at Lida and Kuporijo on January 23
The programme was undertaken as part of the Front Line Demonstration (FLD) on potato
crop under the sponsorship of ATMA Daporijo at the fields of two beneficiaries,
namely, Yulom Lida and Dusi Lida. It aimed at popularising new farming technologies
and potato varieties -- Kufri Giriraj and K. Giridhari procured from Central Potato
Research Station, Upper Shillong, Meghalaya.
Speaking on the occasion Dusi Lida, DAO-cum- PD, ATMA, Daporijo asked the farmers
to avail maximum benefit from the field day programme. He also requested them to
seek technical advice and suggestions from the KVK regarding their agri and allied
Depin Karbi, Jr. AFA, Dumporijo block as well as some executive member of RDS, Daporijo
were also present during the programme.
Farmers training prog on bio-fuel ends
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The five days Farmers’ Training Programme on Bio-diesel and its
economic benefits organized by the department of mechanical engineering, North Eastern
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) concluded yesterday.
Addressing the valedictory function, NERIST director Prof. Dipankar Pal said “It
is the high time to switch over our dependency on fossil fuel to bio-fuel and strengthen
country’s economy. He further asserted that NERIST was established to produce technically
suited manpower for the development of North Eastern part of the country. He said,
the mechanical engineering department of the NERIST has tremendous potential to extend
cooperation to the rural people of this region as well our own students. He expressed
his willingness to extend all possible administrative help to continue such programmes
NABARD manager O P Mounglang highlighted the NABARD activities in this region and
expressed his deep satisfaction after getting more capricious feedback from participants
about the programme. He asked the coordinators of the programme Debabrata Maji and
Biplab Das of mechanical engineering department of NERIST to submit minimum four
to five proposal to the NABARD office from the forthcoming financial years in spite
of only one proposal in a year for the benefits of our rural people as well as youth
of Arunachal Pradesh.
Showering praises on NERIST, he said the institutions can motivate the new generation
in right way.
The Chairman, Organising committee and head of the mechanical engineering department
Dr. Asis Giri and coordinators of the programme Biplab Das and Debabrata Maji also
spoke on the occasion. There were 34 participants in the programme.
PPA demands deportation of refugees
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: On the eve of Republic Day, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)
today urged the state Govt to enforce the provision of Bengal Frontier Regulation
Act 1873 and prevent transfer of land to the non-Arunachalees. It said ILP should
be strictly enforced to check the infiltration of illegal migrants.
Expressing concern over infiltration of refugees in the tribal state, the party also
demanded identification and deportation of foreign nationals and refugees and also
demanded deletion of their names from the voters list.
On corruption, the party said, rampant corruption in state Govt offices has divided
the tribal society into two groups – have and have nots.
The party also severely criticized the Congress Govt both at Centre and state for
its alleged failure to solve the Arunachal-Assam boundary dispute for last many decades.
It said that boundary disputes remains unresolved due to lack of coordination between
Centre and state and all the MPs of the state.
ZIRO, Jan 25: On the eve of the Republic Day, the Lower Subansiri District administration
organized a mass social service and cleanliness drive in all Govt offices and market
area at Ziro-Hapoli on January 23.
A team of Govt officers headed by the DC supervised and participated in the cleanliness
It is worth mentioning here that administration is organising such cleanliness drive
every month to bring awareness among the masses about the need to maintain health
and hygiene. DIPRO incharge
DDJAC intensifies its demand
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) of 28th Likabali
and 36th Nari Koyu Assembly Constituencies in its letter shot to the Chief Secretary
and Chairman of High Power Committee on creation of Lower Siang district today reiterated
its demand for exclusion of 29th Basar Assembly Constituency from the proposed
Opposing the idea of establishing district headquarter at Basar, the Joint Action
Committee Chairman Sengo Taipodia demanded that the headquarter of proposed district
should be confined to area under 28th Likabali and 36th Nari Koyu Assembly Constituencies.
He further demanded for the inclusion of Kora Circle in Lower Siang district. Taipodia
further sought authority for early redressal of their grievances.
Taiju calls for peace in boundary area
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Parliamentary Secretary, Water Resourcs, Thinghaap Taiju called
upon the people living along the Assam-Arunachal border to maintain peace and tranquility
while upholding the age-old cordial relations between two neighboring states. He
was addressing at a meeting held at Namtok in Changlang district on Tuesday after
inaugurating the Primary Health Centre (PHC) building. Stressing on importance of
improved civic sense, he advised people to adopt regular hygienic habit.
Responding to the representation submitted by public, Taiju assured to sort out fund
problems for the improvement of road. On drinking water supply he asked the PHE department
to conduct survey for source of water supply to various villages.
Convening the meeting DMO in charge Dr. P Dutta said that poor people of village
would be benefitted from PHC. EAC SS Choudhury asked government officials to remain
in posting place (DIPRO).
Govt intervention sought
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Activists Association (AAPACAA)
today sought the state government’s intervention to defuse the factional fight of
Naga rebels at Songking village in Changlang district recently. Association further
appealed to the government to resolve the crisis so that peace and stability prevail
in the district.
11th Convocation of RGU
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 25: The 11th Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is scheduled
to be held at the University campus, Doimukh on March 10, according to University
The convocation would confer degrees for the three academic sessions - 2008-09, 2009-10
and 2010-11. The University has also decided to award gold medals and prizes to the
meritorious students in various categories for the three sessions. For details information
on convocation one may visit University website www.rgu.ac.in DIPR
AMYA’s appeal to Govt
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: All Mengio Youth Association (AMYA) in a letter to chief minister
appealed for immediate posting of EAC at Mengio, supply of electricity at upper Mengio
circle and sanctioning of fund for completion of Sagalee to Mengio road.
The union said that Mengio circle headquarter was upgraded in 2009 but due to non
posting of regular EAC, all the administration is run by Circle Officer till date.
It further lamented that the electrification in various villages under upper Mengio
was done ten years back but till today supply of electricity remained a dream of
the villagers. Even the electricity department is not paying any attention to renovate
It also said that due to non existence of road communication, the people of Mengio
are facing numerous difficulties.
The association informed that the road construction from Sagalee to Mengio was started
twenty years back but the construction work hardly reached half portion of the road
from Sagalee to Mengio.
It appealed to the chief minister to expedite the road construction work by sanctioning
additional funds for completion of the said road.
The association also appealed Tuki to look into the unemployment problem of Mengio
Missing SSB jawan still traceless
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The whereabouts of one Gyani Raju of Roing village under Sangram
circle in Kurung Kumey district, a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan of 24th Bn, Bathnaha
in Bihar who reportedly went missing on 24 May 2011 still remains traceless. According
to missing report filed by Gyani Davos, bother of missing person, Raju CT/GD No.
9688557 was going back to resume duty at Bathur after spending 15 day casual leave.
The missing jawan boarded at a bus bearing Assam registration number AS-12C-2581,
which plied between Banderdewa and Siliguri (West Benagl) on 20 May 2011. Further
it said after confirming Raju did not reported at duty place, a FIR was lodged against
Bus at Banderdewa Police Station but yield no result.
Aggrieved family today made fervent appeal to concerned authority to locate the whereabouts
of missing jawan.
Five state’s Karate-kas to represent India
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Bannaso Towsik, Charu Gibin, Dongda Taduk, Tasar Tite and Tagri
Raju of Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-do Association have been selected to represent
the country in the International Seiko-Kai Karate-do Championship to be held at Gujarat
from January 27-29.
Union requested to defer bandh call
ITANAGAR, Jan25: Bori community, a Adi sub-tribe residing at Capital Complex today
appealed to All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) to defer its proposed bandh
on 2nd February saying the community is going to celebrate Donggin festival on same
date. The community further said it support AAPSU for the cause of society.
Tawang losing its democratic roots !
The construction of mega hydro power projects in Tawang district against public interest
causes grave concern.
Tawang is located on high risk zone with comparative young mountains as part of its
landscape makes it more vulnerable to natural disaster like landslide, earthquake
About 70 per cent of total narrow landscape of Tawang district is covered with steep
high mountains and two big river making it unsuitable for cultivation.
Most of inhabitants of Tawang district are illiterate. Taking advantage of their
amenable nature, short sighted state Govt., Tawang officials and private power developers
have already undertaken construction of multi-purpose power projects with total capacity
of 3500MW at the rivers and their tributaries for their own interests. In the region
with high risk of earthquake, under-going power projects will certainly annihilate
the ecology of Tawang. This will also affect and create ecological havoc to the neighbouring
country like Bhutan, and state of Assam and its millions of population as well.
Therefore, in order to prevent the impending disasters the Society for Development
of Culture and Education (SDCE) deputed two eminent Geshe scholars to create awareness
with permission from District Administration. Suddenly, they were summoned to DC
office on November 22, 2011 and were forced to sign a bond valid up to three year
saying that for three years they are restricted to make statements which will disturb
peace and harmony of Tawang.
It seems that the basic human rights and particularly, freedom of speech and expression
are denied in Tawang. We need to restore the basic democratic principles like justice,
liberty, equality, and fraternity in Tawang district in particular. It is not known
whether the District Administration has taken the above action on his own wisdom
or these actions were being taken at the behest of political leaders. It is only
in China where there is censorship in everything. It will be very sad thing if Tawang
goes the Chinese way. When the whole world is moving towards the democratic system,
Tawang seems to be moving backwards and losing its democratic roots.
We demand the extensive inclusion of general public in much freer, more transparent
and democratic debates or discussions. And people’s views, opinions and grievances
should be given their due respect and a fair hearing. We need proper guidance and
suggestion to stop the construction of dams in the fragile mountainous region like
Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Society for Development of Culture and Education
Tourism for socio economic development
Arunachal may not have heritage building, place, forts, lakes. But there is no reason
why Arunachal should not celebrate National Tourism Day. Travel and tourism are said
to be one of the fastest growing sector of the global economy and hotel business
the second largest foreign exchange earner. Arunachal may not be lucky to have that
potential. At the moment foreign exchange earning may not be imminent requirement.
Arunachal is in the nascent stage. So, first and immediate requirement is the exposure
to outside world and show the world -- ‘we are there, we exist,’ we are very much
Arunachal is a mini world itself. It is a home to different ethnic group with diverse
culture and religion glued together to one entity by sheer unity. On any national
festival like Republic Day or Independence Day or whether it is Statehood Day when
all the tribes stand together, dance together in the respective colour costume, it
is amazing. For Arunachal, every village, every river, every festival is related
to tourist interest. The remoteness of Arunachal itself is a reason for tourist interest.
The aim and interest of tourist vary from tourist to tourist. For some tourists
tourism means pasttime and enjoyment. For some tourists it may be a historical tour-
wanting to know what and how may race or tribe live here and where they originate
from. Some may be nature lover and may be interested in scenery and animal, some
may have business interest, some may have religious purpose and some may be travelling
looking for water sports.
Tourism will not bloom in Arunachal of access to the state is not made easy. Land
route, water route and air routes have to be available any time. Official formalities
have to be simplified and prompt. Tour operator, travel agents, tourist transport
operator have to be recognized. Just like trade license and industrial license issue
them Tour Operator license, Travel Agent License, Tourist Transport Operator License
and train them. Wherever necessary make available financial help to them.
Tourism can be adventure tourism, rural tourism, educational tourism, sports tourism,
historical tourism, business tourism. Tourism generates employment opportunity and
economic development. For promotion of tourism seminar, workshop, essay competition,
photo competition can be useful.
But, if the present trend of bandh call by many organizations continue it we will
be mockery of promotion of tourism and we will be doing injustice to tourism sector
and we will be losing chances of employment and socio-economics development and the
tourist will remember Arunachal only for wrong reasons.
F- Sector, Itanagar.
Woes of DRDA staff
The DRDA staff in East Kameng have not been getting salary for more than five months.
It is learnt that the DRDA staff have been deprived of their salary for more than
nine months in other districts.
It is worth mentioning here that we are sincerity performing our duty though we are
deprived of our salary. Now one can easily understand how difficult to perform our
duties sans salary.
The non-payment of salary adversely affects the day to day life. It has affected
the academic career of our children as they depend on us. We are unable to pay school
fee. Many a times school authorities sent notice to us. Even they warn to send back
our children for non-payment of dues.
We have approached banks for credit facility several times but bank authorities are
reluctant to provide financial assistance simply saying that DRDA is non-performing
The funniest part of our life is that even the shopkeepers do not want to give us
grocery items as they are aware of the fact that our salary is kept pending for
months. Everywhere we are facing discrimination.
We humbly request the state govt. to look into the matter seriously and solve our
problem at the earliest. If state govt. does not take interest to solve our problem
we have no other option, but to launch democratic movement which, actually we do
Maya Pinda, Yasung Rangmo, Medung Pordung
DRDA staff, Seppa
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