January 13


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


AASSATA to  continue its pen down strike

ITANAGAR, Jan, 12: Claiming that there was no response from the state government to their ongoing pen down agitation, All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) today stated that it would continue its agitation till the demands are met.

The Association said that it would renew its agitation until the written assurance given by the state government. Association also appealed to organizations and civil society and parents to extend their support for their cause.


Makar Sankranti greetings

ITANAGAR, Jan 12:  Governor General (Retd.) J J Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu.

Welcoming devotees and pilgrims to Parasuram Kund on the occasion, the Governor prayed for safe and secure holy dip at the Kund.

The Governor also extended good wishes to the people of Assam and expressed his hope that the festivity will further strengthen the age-old good relationship between the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

In his message, Tuki said that the festivity would foster the mutual understanding and further the bond of brotherhood amongst all sentient being on earth.


Pagoda dedication ceremony observed at Mudoi

MUDOI, Jan 12: A Pagoda dedication ceremony was organized at Sasana Rikkhita Buddha Vihara in Mudoi village in Changlang district today. It was inaugurated by Ven. Warnnasara Mahathero. Over 200 monks and thousand of devotees attended the day-long ceremony.

Consecration of Holy Umbrella and Relic Prathisthana was also organized. Dhamma Sabha followed by procession with Buddha statues and illumination of candles was also carried out.

The ceremony was organized by World Peace Pagoda Dedication Ceremony Committee headed by local MLA C C Singpho, Parlimentary Secretary Finance & Information Technology as president and Khala Lamai Singpho as general secretary who are also responsible for the construction of the Pogada besides the public of Mudoi.


PAYWA demands for infrastructure development

ITANAGAR, Jan, 12:  In a representation submitted to local MLA, Palin Area Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) today demanded for shifting of ADC post at Pania Camp which it said temporarily based at Palin.  

While claiming that rampant corruption has engulfed the area in every sphere, PAYWA expressed its resentment for poor development.  Association also demanded the local representative to shift the 50 bedded hospitals at Jorung Village claiming that building is lying useless. It added that all basic facilities like water supply, electricity and staff requirement and patient bed should also be provided to the hospital.

Association also demanded for introduction of APST luggage bus service from Itanagar to Palin. It also questioned on status of the chief minister announcement for major development projects to the area which he made publicly during his visit. It said that no single development project is being undertaken so far. It also expressed displeasure over the poor supply of PDS items to area and also complained about the irregular teachers in its area.


Tadar Tang Memorail Football Tourney

L/Subansiri beat P/ Pare


PASIGHAT, Jan 12: Lower Subansiri beat Papum Pare 2-1 in a league level match on the second day of the 12th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at General Ground here today.

Lower Subansiri shot into lead within a minute of the first half through a goal from a penalty kick by Toko Takar. Lower Subansiri added another goal in 63 minutes scored by Nada Tamo. Topan Bora of Papum Pare reduced the margin to 1-2 in the second half.

In another match of the day, Upper Subansiri played out a goal less draw against Lohit.

Upper Siang team will play against Lower Divang Valley in the first match tomorrow while the second match will be held between Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri.

Host East Siang will play their second match against Kurung Kumey on January 15 next. The host team was beaten by Capital Complex team 2-1 in the opening match yesterday.





181 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Arunachal celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivakananda

Emulate the ideals of Swamiji for better tomorrow : CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: Arunachal Pradesh today joined the rest of country and world in year-long  celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with various colourful programmes.

Finance Minister Chowna Mein flagged off Shoba yatra at Nyokum Lapang to mark the beginning of the  celebration of  Swamiji’s birth anniversary which later culminated at the I G Park. Sobha yatras were also taken out from R K Mission Hospital and Mowb –II.  Thousand of students from various schools of the Capital complex and representatives of various organizations including Brahmakumaris Rajyoga Centre, Itanagar, students from Nrityangan Dance and Music Academy, Itanagar, Art of Living Centre, Itanagar took part in the Shoba yatras and the celebrations.

Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion at I G Park  here today Chief Minister Nabam Tuki  while acknowledging the selfless services rendered by Vivekananda Kendras (VKVs) to the people of Arunachal Pradesh along with rest of the country, exhorted the youths of the state to follow the teachings of Swami Vivekananda for better tomorrow.

The imprint of educational revolution they (VKVs) brought in Arunachal Pradesh at the stage when it was in dire need of quality education is sure a landmark in the history of the state, Tuki said.

 “The alumni of this prestigious institution have succeeded in carving a niche in the state as well as in national arena. I would like to place on record that the youth oriented programmes launched by the Vivekananda Kendra in my state have been very successful. Massive participation of our youths is testimony to the constructive programmes the Kendra has been initiating in regular intervals. Such programmes are sure to boost the morale and confidence of our energetic youths and help them in building a strong and vibrant nation as dreamt by the great saint,” Tuki said.

Recalling Swamiji’s famous speech in the World Congress of Religions on September 11, 1893 on the occasion of his 150th birthday celebration here today, Tuki said “it reminds me of the great wandering monk who made the world realize about the all encompassing, compassionate and secular people of our great India.”

In his famous speech to the World Congress of Religions, Swamiji spoke of his vision for an end to violence and fanaticism. His message of the 18th Century is as timely and fitting in the 20th Century, as it was then, about 119 years ago, Tuki said.

Quoting Swamiji Tuki said: “My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation out of whom will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions. I have formulated the idea and have given my life to it.”

“I have the same conviction as that of Swamiji as India is the only country with 55 per cent of its population in their prime youth. As age-old India is ever young, Arunachal Pradesh is no exception either. The young Arunachalees have carved a niche for themselves as well as the country in global arena in many fields, particularly games and sports. They are making a visible impact which ever field they enter. This foot is without infrastructures, guidance and training. But if proper training and guidance are given, they would do wonders, Tuki said.

“You will be nearer to heaven playing football than studying the Bhagavad-Gita,” Swamiji once said.

“That is why I not only play soccer myself, but have made an avowed policy to attach top priority to games and sports to channelize the youth power towards nation building,” the CM said.

“My government’s decision to form State Skill Development Council and State Employment Generation Council under State Skill Development Mission to generate 100000 employment in next five years (2012-2017) by providing employment to each family and ultimately end unemployment problem in the state are steps in that direction,” Tuki said.

Moreover, he said, the state Cabinet has approved establishment of CM’s Livelihood Mission School, one in each 60 assembly constituency, to train the school drop outs and make them employed. These innovative policies are going to make a vast difference within a short span of time, Tuki believed.

The pace of development has been speeded up in Arunachal Pradesh and the benefits will be reaped by all sections of the society in the days to come, he said adding that his vision was to provide food security, proper education and proper health care system for people coupled up with respectable employment avenues.  

Tuki hoped Swami Vivekananda’s dream would be fulfilled by our energetic and patriotic youth who through their selfless contributions would make a difference in making India, Arunachal Pradesh in particular, a better place for others to envy and emulate.

The CM also announced a grant of Rs 50 lakh from GoAP to the Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh (SVSSS) celebration committee for making the event a grand success.

Earlier, in his address, Dr Joram Begi, prant pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Arunachal Pradesh  said “Nationalism and spiritualism have taken a back seat while negativity dominates the the social, intellectual and political life of Indians.”

Highlighting the  motto of the year-long celebration, Dr Begi  said it is time for India with its 55 per cent young population to wake up  and enlighten the world.

Swami Vivekandna Sardha Shati Samaroh, (SVSSS), Arunachal prant president Nabam Atum said that the state has been immensely benefiting from the philosophy of Swamiji.

 Other highlights of the celebration were colourful cultural programme presented by the students of Itanagar VKV and Nrityangan Dance and Music Academy. Among others, principal secretary to CM, T Norbu Thongdok, Horticulture Parliamentary Secretary Honchun Ngandam, RKM secretary Swami Viswatmananda, VK’s state joint general secretary Radha didi, senior officers and members of the civil society were present on the occasion.

At Roing,  the celebration began with ‘Prabhat phery’ by the students and teachers of various schools in and around the Roing township. Colourful cultural programmes and science exhibition were presented in the General Playground to mark the occasion. The programme was organized by the VKV School, Roing and actively participated by all the govt. and private schools.

Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, local MLA Laeta Umbrey said that the youth force has a major contribution to the growth of the nation. He exhorted the youth to create a congenial atmosphere for carrying out developmental activities by ensuring peace and tranquility in the state.

Quoting Swamiji’s  sayings, he further said that Swamiji’s ideals had a great influence on Indian youth. Even great freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, Vallabh Bhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others were inspired by the works and wisdom of Swamiji.  

Saying that Swamiji’s  ideals and teachings are very much relevant to present scenario of our state, he further calls for imparting Swamiji’s teachings to the youths and adopt corrective measures to channelize youth force and also involve them in developmental activities for more contribution towards nation building.

Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar exhorted the youths to respect and follow values of Swamiji’s teachings. Swamiji was a man of principle, a great philosopher and a supporter of education on humanity, technical and vocational. His teachings were unique and relevant based on self realization, he added.

Rita Raj, Principal VKV Roing enlightened the gathering on significance of the day by highlighting the life of Swami Vivekananda.

Bharat Mepo, Lohit Vibak Pramukh and S B Nabowdri, Principal Intaya Public School also spoke on the occasion.

Main attractions of the day was Pyramid Show by the students of VKV Roing, Idu dance representing Swamiji’s Life and Science Exhibition by Vishal Dutta, State Level Science Exhibition Winner on the Title – Innovative Solution to Pollution.

Earlier, both Umbrey and Kumar lit the lamp to mark the beginning of the programmme.

C K Mein, Superintendent of Police, W Tikhak, ADC and A K Mishra, OC BRO Roing besides Senior Citizen Jatan Pulu, Public Leaders, Officers, Principals, Teachers and Students participated in the programme. DIPRO

The birth anniversary of Swamiji was also celebrated in a befitting manner at Bordumsa today. About 750 students from different schools participated in the day-long program.

Attending celebration ADC Kento Riba narrated the life history and the contribution of Swamiji towards the cause of the nation. He exhorted the youths to spread the message of Swamiji to the nook and corner of the state.

The participating students exhibited the costumes worn by the great patriots of the nation thus glorifying the simple yet great thoughts of the patriots.

Literary activities were conducted on the occasion and attractive prizes were awarded to the winners by the organizing committee.

Earlier in the morning, braving the chilling cold, a procession was taken out by the participating students joined by their teachers shouting slogans and carrying placards and posters on Smamiji’s teachings.

Bordumsa ZPM, Anchal Samity Chairperson and host of officers and officials attended the program.

The Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was also celebrated at Pasighat in a befitting manner today.

A rally was organized by East Siang wing of Arun-Jyoti from Central Gangging to the Pasighat Cultural Rostrum near Gandhi Chowk to mark the occasion. It was enthusiastically participated by Education Minister Bosiram Siram, members of Central Gangging and Arun-Jyoti, social workers and school children of various schools of Pasighat.

While speaking on the occasion, Siram said, words will fall short to describe the prophet, who left a deep mark upon the world. Vivekananda, who introduced India to the world stressed upon the essence of interfaith awareness and religious tolerance. The global monk was a source of wisdom, patriotism and spirituality and his comment on education will always be relevant for both the teachers and the students, Siram said.

Vivekananda firmly believed that youth is the most potent catalyst for changing the fate of the country, and hence the future of the nation rests in their hands. His words have continued to inspire the young people for generations, added Siram.

Earlier, the convener Oyin Moyong informed that Arunachal-Jyoti is gearing up to celebrate a yearlong observance with various projects to enrich the youths in particular and the society as a whole.

Among others, President and Secretary of Central Ganging Tabi Jerang and Tajom Tasung respectively, Saha Nagar Promukh Dana Moyong, East Siang Woman ABK President Aini Taloh and local leader Atik Pertin also spoke.

The VKV Alumni group of Namsai celebrated the Birth Anniversary of Swamiji at Namsai today in a befitting manner by spreading message of social harmony and women emancipation.

The Alumni also took the opportunity to felicitate Mitali Namchoom, IAS (VKV Alumni), Chow Tewa Manpoong and S. Mundayoor, Social Workers in recognition of their exceptional achievements in the field of education, drug de-addiction, selfless social work respectively.

The function was attended by Nang Choi Sati Mein and EAC Namsai S.Sengupta. The celebration was also attended by Government officials, public leaders, well wishers, women groups, youths and students.

Competitions were organized in the past week in different schools on themes of Swami Vivekananda’s messages and the prizes were distributed in the function. The day started with a Marathon race followed by procession by various student groups and public in the township area.

Children from APNE Library Wakro and various other schools participated and presented cultural programs.

Retired Director AIR Chow Meong Monlai motivated the group to take up such more activities for the betterment of the society. He also spoke in length about contribution of Swami Vivekananda towards the country.

In her address, Nang Choi Sati Mein encouraged and motivated the youths and the women groups to actively participate in such activities stating the program as an eye opener for the society and called upon everyone to carry and follow the message of Swamiji so that the society becomes a better place to live in. She also commended the role of VKV in Arunachal as being unparalled.



Grenade & ‘extortion’ note recovered in Capital

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: In a shocking incident a live Chinese grenade along with extortion note was found in the residence of an executive engineer at Gandhi Market area, Itanagar. According to the source, wife of engineer who was alone at home found the grenade packed in an envelope around 12.30 PM in the afternoon and immediately informed police. The note allegedly demanded Rs 5 lacs as an urgent extortion money and threatened of dire consequence if the engineer failed to pay the ransom.

When contacted Superintendent of police capital complex Surender Kumar informed that police has seized the grenade and investigation has been launched. On being asked about the identity of group or individual who issued extortion notice, he refused to divulge any detail. “ At this movement we can’t comment anything as investigation is going on and if there is any new development it will be shared,” stated SP Capital.

The incident is first of its kind to be reported in Arunachal and it has sent shockwave among citizens of capital.

This comes after attempt to murder on associate editor of this daily Tongam Rina on July 15, 2012. Though Rina survived miraculously, capital police have failed to make any arrest in this regard till date.

In the last few years crime rate has shot up across the state in general and capital complex in particularly. Some of the reasons attributed for this rise are the patronage of criminals by people at power and ineffectiveness of police to strongly deal with them.

Recently former home minister of state L.Wanglat through a representation addressed to the Commissioner (Home), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had charged some sitting ministers and MLAs of misusing PSOs to transport weapons of the ultras from neighbouring state of Nagaland in to Arunachal by using official government vehicles. It is also believed that various underground groups of Nagaland and Assam are very active in Arunachal and has recruited local youths to spread their influence.

The latest incident is a second wake-up call to the state government to wake them up from deep slumber. They should accept the fact that state is facing serious law and order problem and try to address the issue genuinely. State Govt failed to wake up when Tongam Rina was shot at and if they again ignore the gravity of latest incident, then they are inviting bigger trouble in coming days.



Orgs condemn Aalo incident, appeal for peace and tranquility

ITANAGAR,  Jan 12: The public leaders, senior citizens of Aalo and other parts of the Galo inhabited areas of West Siang district and senior Galo officers in a meeting held under the chairmanship of GWS president Jarjum Ete at the Conference Hall of DC office on Jan 11 condemned in strongest term the untoward incident leading to the death of a delegate from Dumporijo. The meeting was also attended by Parliamentary Secretary Home, West Siang Deputy Commissioner. The members present in the meeting observed one minute silence for peace of the departed soul.

The Galo Bane Keba also condemned the incident in general and conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.

In the meeting, a Peace Committee headed by Tabin Karlo as Chairman, Yomkar Riba as Member Secretary, Meddak Lona as Coordinator and Kenyum Dabi, Tai Tassar, Gojum Basar, Domin Karbak, Tugo Gangkak, Toi Romin, Sengo Taipodia as members has been constituted to act immediately to defuse the prevailing  tense situation. The meet also resolved to arrest the culprits involved in the incident and stressed on examination and early consideration of memorandum of demands placed by the Daporijo unit of Galo Bane Keba. DIPRO

Mechuka MLA P D Sona while condoling the death of  a youth  namely Goto Yudik, appealed for peace and tranquility. He called upon all sections of the  society to stand united for maintaining peace and calm during the hours of need.

Galo Students’ Union (GSU) also deeply mourned the death of Goto Yudik, Assistant General Secretary (Protocol) who was murdered on the first day of Galo Day celebration at Aalo General ground on January 10.

Goto Yudik popularly known as Itto was an active social worker and served the society in different capacities. He served as General Secretary, Topo Heche Students Welfare Association and Sports Secretary of GSU during 2009-2012, AGS (Protocol) GSU till date. He is survived by wife, two children and old mother. His death is huge loss to the society and more particularly GSU. Whole Galo community is in deep shock at the death of Yudik, the GSU said.

The Union prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo to give enough strength to the bereaved family and eternal peace to Yudik. He will always be remembered by the generations to come for his supreme sacrifice.

All Loyi Lollen Lotem Amo Welfare Society (ALLLAWS), Aalo expressed deep concern at the death of Goto Yudik  during the  Galo Bane Keba at Aalo on January 10 last. The Society also vehemently condemned any violence prevailed during ‘Galo Day’ in particular and in the land of raising sun in general.  

The members of ALLLAWS prayed to the Almighty Doni  -Polo to bestow courage to the bereaved family  to bear the irreparable loss and for heavenly abode of the departed soul of late Goto Yudik.

While condemning the barbaric attack on Yudik leading to his death, the  Topo Welfare Society (TWS) observed two minutes silence for eternal peace of departed soul  and conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.

During its condolence meeting the Society also passed resolutions  demanding immediate arrest of the  culprits involved in brutal murder and to award them exemplary punishment.  The Society further decided not to allow celebration of ensuing Mopin festival at Dumporijo as a mark of condemnation of barbaric murder. The  TWS further demanded that the Galo Welfare Society should not allow use of Aalo general ground (where the incident took place) at least for one year to show solidarity with the bereaved family.

While condemning the crime committed by an individual, the  All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare Society, Aalo, appealed all the  Galo brothers and sisters of the state to maintain peace and tranquility during this critical period.

While demanding fair investigation by  CBI or SIT into the incident, the Society said that if anybody bound involved in the incident should be punished as per law.

Meanwhile, the  AAPAWS clarified that  it has nothing to do with  unfortunate incident happened due to infighthing between two groups.  “There should not be any wrong notion on this issue and remours  has been spread just to malign the AAPAWS and PAYWA who always stand for good cause of the society,” the  AAPAWS said. It further said that  the Paktu foundation stone was damaged during the incidence due to wrong impression which is condemnable.  



Two-day Sunrise children’s festival begins

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The two days Sunrise children’s festival organized by department of tourism begins today at energy park, Itanagar. More than 150 children and their parents are participating in the event. The festive venue Energy Park situated adjacent to famous Indira Gandhi Park looked in festive mood with children in colourful dresses teeming up in large number and music blaring loudly.

The children were joined by enthusiastic tourism department team members lead by parliamentary secretary for tourism PD Sona, Secretary Tourism Sonam Chombay, Director Tourism AK Singh, other officials and tour operators.

The Sunrise festival is a first of its kind in Arunachal, a festival only for kids with theme "Learning away from books".

Today children attend a workshop on Motivational campaign on Clean India - Arunachal which was followed by pledged administered to the kids not to litter anymore and keep Arunachal plastic free. Thereafter, there was a workshop for kids on Art of Painting/Sketching, where lot of kids got to learn from experts. Kids were also taught about tent pitching, lashing and knotting on both theory and practical on hand.

While addressing the young children Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism P D Sona termed them as an important aspect of promoting clean and green tourism in Arunachal. “Children is the future of country and if we can sensitize them about need to keep environment clean through such festival things will change for sure. They will inculcate cleanliness habit to their friends and also to their parents, which will help our tourism destination to remain clean and therefore tourism will be promoted,” stated PD Sona

Secretary Tourism Sonam Chombay informed that Sunrise Festival has been organized specially to educate young children about their responsibilities in promotion of tourism in the state.

Director tourism AK Singh and assistant director Bengia Mana Sonam also spoke on the occasion.

Meanwhile the kids accompanied by their parents really enjoyed and were excited to be part of the Sunrise Children Fest 2013. “They don’t want to leave the place, they want to stay more”, admitted Anu a mother of two kids.

Tomorrow in the second day there will be workshop on Photography and Tourism. Thereafter their will be various games and sport activities like, quiz, drawing, fancy dress show.



Opinion leaders from Odisha interact with Arunachal media

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: “The most striking feature of Arunachal Pradesh is the smiling faces of its people,” said Abdul R Khan, a social activist and journalist from Keonjhar district of Odisha.

Khan is among a 12-member team of opinion leaders from Odisha on a 16-day conducted trip to Arunachal Pradesh, being sponsored by the union ministry of information & broadcasting and conducted by its field publicity wing of Odisha.

“We have heard a lot about this enchanting Himalayan state but would love to have firsthand impression,” said Pratima Rath, a TV anchor and prominent social activist from remote Koraput district.

In his reaction, Ayurvedic doctor-cum-ASHA trainer Dr Rajaram Sadangi from Sambalpur district recited a self-composed poem on his impression of the state he gathered since the team arrived here since Friday.

The team, including sarpanch Dilip Kumar Pradhani, Nawarangpur; social worker and Kalyani secretary Rabindra Kumar Sahu, Kandhmal; social worker Kalu Charan Gouda, Phulbani; social activist & Mission Shakti president Mallika Rath, who manages over 300 SHGs, Jajpur;  social worker Muralidhar Naik, Kalahandi; NGO activist Monoj Kumar Tandi, Kalahandi; social activist Biduraj Soren, Baripada, anganwadi worker Sushama Behera, Puri, field publicity officer Mahendra Prasad Jena and technical assistant Ram Narayan Behera visited NERIST, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, MGNREGA projects, integrated watershed management programme (IWMP), state handicraft emporium, State Forest Research Institute, Buddhist gompa.

During an interaction with media persons here, Jena pointed out that the team would learn the implementation process of development projects to replicate innovative ones back home in Odisha besides serving as change agents and opinion leaders to let others know about this state and its people.

Senior journalist Pradeep Kumar gave an overall picture of the state, right from its political history to socio-economic and political development and how the isolated state rich with natural resources was slowly but steadily heading towards development since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a huge package in January 31, 2008 at the initiative of then chief minister Dorjee Khandu.

Subsequent state governments, particularly present GoAP led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, have announced numerous policies for channelizing youth power towards nation building, Kumar said, adding the Arunachalees might have less roti, kapda aur makan but they are happy unlike the so called civilized part of the nation where the people have enough wealth but are bereft of morale.

Rural development joint director Tado Ado, accompanying the team on behalf of the GoAP, had apprised the members about various central flagship and state development projects, particularly under RD.  The ethnic-rich state is heading for a speedy development, he added.

The team took stock of income generation through unskilled manual work, livelihood security, development and sustainability of degrading natural resources, income generation through handicraft, forest conservation, skills to conserve perishable forest products etc, soil management and conservation including soil erosion and erosion control, harvesting and processing of crop, livestock production in the state capital.

During January 13 to 22, the team would be visiting Tarin fish farm, pine groove, fish-cum-paddy culture, fish seed farming, timber cultivation Indira Awas Yojana, MDM (at nearby villages) Ranganadi Hydel project(NEEPCO) & other Bharat Nirman Projects, utilisation of water for power generation at Ziro, Orchid Research and Development Centre and Orchidorium at Tippi, agriculture, conservation of orchid and other forest products Buddhist gompas, Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery to learn about cultural values, communal harmony, national integrity at Bomdila; and the 1962 Indo-China War memorial at Tawang.



APSACS observes National Youth Day in a unique way

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society in association with NSS Cell, NERIST observed the National Youth Day today at NERIST Conference Hall with the theme “Do Something amazing today; Save a life; Give Blood”.  

Attending the programme, Director of NERIST Prof. D. Pal, asked the young citizen of the country to follow the principle of Swami Vivekananda, who dedicate his entire life for the upliftment of the people of this nation.

While expressing his concern on the issue of HIV which has no definite cure and no vaccine even after 34 years of its detection, he stressed on the role of youth in the prevention of HIV.

Prof Pal also inaugurated the launching of month-long voluntary blood donation campaign by APSACS to mark Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary. While dedicating the day to the youth, Prof Pal asked young people to donate blood voluntarily.

Dr. Dani Duri, Project Director, APSACS, in his keynote address said that youth being the pillar of the nation has also responsibility to disseminate correct and complete information on HIV prevention and control. While urging the youth to come forward and donate blood voluntary in order to save lives of needy people, Dr. Duri appreciated the volunteers from NERIST who donated blood voluntarily as and when called for. He also stressed on the formation blood donors associations and clubs to promote voluntary blood donations in the state.

Dr. D. Jhajaria, Dean, SA, NERISTsaid that Swami Vivekananda is a legend brought India to the notice of the world.

September 11 is remembered for Swamiji’s powerful deliberation in Chicago which made Swamiji and India popular all over world overnight.

Anindita Das, a student from NERIST, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Role of Youth in Nation building.

Dr. Nabum Budh, Dy. Director (B/S) APSACS, Tashor Pali, Dy. Director (IEC) APSACS, Prof. A. D. Singh, NSS Officer, NERIST also spoke on the occasion.



Free coaching camp on Mathematics and Science

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: With the objective to develop mathematical skills and build scientific temperament among students, a free coaching camp on Mathematics and Science was jointly organized by Seva Bharati Arunachal and Amik Matai Society with the support of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Anjaw for the students of Class X, XI and XII at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Hayuliang from December 17.

Nearly 56 students have benefitted from the free coaching camp program.

An IIT – Bombay alumni Sneha Bhansali from Jnana Probodhini, Pune conducted the entire coaching in Mathematics and Science for the students of Anjaw from JNV Hawai, Govt. HSS, Hayuliang and few students from JNV, Mahadevpur and VKV, Amliang through simple Mathematical techniques which was widely appreciated by the students and the teachers respectively.

 The concluding function was attended Sotailum Bellai, Circle Officer of Hayuliang and Principal of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Hayuliang along with the teaching fraternity.

 Both the CO and the Principal requested the participating NGOs to carry out more such free coaching camps for the students of remote Anjaw in the coming days.  

Representative of Amik Matai Society informed that the NGO will carry out such activities with the support of Seva Bharati Arunachal and SSA, Anjaw in the coming years too. Both the NGOs will soon organize teachers training program for the teachers of Anjaw for imparting quality education in schools of the district.

Meanwhile, Seva Bharati and Amik Matai Society in collaboration with Jnana Probodhini, Pune  will start week long free coaching and orientation camp in APPSCE for the APSC aspirants in Tezu under Lohit district from January 18 with faculties comprising IAS ( Mains ) qualifiers, academic and career experts and involving IAS, IPS, IFS  & APCS officers.


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