ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Adi Bori community residing in and around Capital Complex has
celebrated its traditional pre-Donggin festival at Dokum-Donyi colony here in a befitting
manner here yesterday.
The beliefs behind the festival are rooted deep in the indigenous religious and cultural
ethos of the Bori community. The festival is celebrated for preservation of cultural
identity, communal harmony, as well as for bumper crop production. The members of
the community from all walks of life participated in the celebration day-long celebration.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Galo Students’ Union (GSU) has welcomed the decision of the state
govt. to hand over the ‘Aalo case’ to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the
state police for further investigation and the assurance to rehabilitate the bereaved
family members of late Goto Yudik.
While lauding the role of elected representatives of East Siang, West Siang and Upper
Subansiri Tako Dabi, Takar Marde, Gojen Gadi, Jomde Kena and P D Sona for calling
on the Chief Minister to discuss the issue, GSU hoped the SIT would conduct the investigation
in a very transparent manner and there would be no any interference from any quarter
while investigating the case.
It urged the state government to give a logical conclusion of the case by punishing
all the culprits thus giving justice to the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Rev. Toko Loma, Pastor CRC Chimpu released the souvenir of Silver
jubilee Celebration of Christian Revival Church Yallang, Sagalee in a small function
at CRC Yallang. The silver jubilee which was earlier celebrated on December 25 at
On this occasion Rev. Loma asked the believers to rededicate themselves to the cause
of peace and know the true intention of Jesus Christ. He encouraged youth of CRC
Yallang to distance themselves from evil work and choose the right path which can
be acquired from the Jesus Christ.
Organising Chairman Bro. Nabam Tania congratulated Souvenir Editor Bro. Techi Tatang
Tara and organizing committee members for their hard work in bringing out the Souvenir.
Head deacon Nabam Tamar, Pastor. Nabam Radhe, Bro. Tana Katung Tara Church Secretary
of CRC Yallang,Sector Pastor. Likha Taki, Chimpu,Pastor. Debia Tam, Pastor. Tana
Tadap, Evan. Nabam Chaki, Pastor. Nabam Kara, besides organising committee members,
elders, women leaders, youth leaders of CRC Yallang were present on the occasion.
DNN celebrates its foundation day
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Doimukh Nyedar Namlo Unit celebrated its 13th Foundation Day at
Rono Ground, Doimukh yesterday.
The programme started with hoisting of flag by Nirm R.T Tara, President, Central
Nyedar Namlo(CNN) followed by Mass World Peace Prayer led by Nirm Tana Ekha.
Various literary, cultural and games and sports competitions were conducted to mark
the occasion. Midpu Village was adjudged the champion team.
Nabam Atum, Vice President of North East Janjati Faith and Cultural Protection Forum,
Prof. Tana Showren, Taba Tedir, Director Cum Chief Engineer (UD&Housing) attended
Around 300 family members participated in the programme, informed Taba Takam, Secretary
Doimukh Nyedar Namlo Unit.
‘Provide relief to affected farmers’
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Arunachal Congress Working Committee, Member Secretary L K Yangfo
has donated one bag of rice each to 50 families of Rayak Puroik village under Chayang
Tajo area, East Kameng District recently.
Yangfo informed that people of the Rayak Puroik village are suffering due to Bamboo
flowering and Rat menace in the area. He along with GBs appealed to the concerned
authority to provide immediate relief materials to the affected families.
West Siang district level badminton championship
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Tomar Ango beat Geyi Kato 21-10, 21-15 to win Men’s Open Singles
title in the first ever District Level Badminton Championship of West Siang which
concluded on January 26.
The duo of Karmo Riram and Tomar Ango beat the pair of Geyi Kato and Yumjuk Essi
21-18, 21-11 to win Men Open Doubles title.
Under -13 single title was won by Kirto Nyorak beating Mie Nyodu 21-13, 21-10. Kirto
pairing with Mie Nyodu beat Toni Bam and Goni Basar 21-14, 21-12 to win the doubles
title in this age category.
While Degam Yongam beat David Ngomle 21-06, 21-08 to win under -15 single title the
dobles title in this category went to John Bam and Degam Yongam, who beat Kunjal
Roy and Gumken Riram.
Kirto Nyorak was adjudged the ‘Best Upcoming Promising Player under-13 while same
the title for U-15 years went to Degam Yomgam.
Attending the closing ceremony, former minister Eken Riba appreciated the initiative
of Kangki Darang, Additional Deputy Commissioner Basar and Basar Badminton Association
for organising the tournament. He said that such kind of championship will prove
worthy for the budding players to show their hidden talent.
Bibom Kamdak expressed gratitude to Arunachal State Badminton Association for extending
necessary help in conducting the first ever district level championship.
The closing ceremony was attended by Markar Bam, Superintendent Engineer PWD Basar,
Karbom Riram, District Agriculture Officer, T Doke, Executive Engineer PWD Bsar,
R.K Kanujiya, Project Officer, MCP Basar, B. Nyorak, EAC Basar and all the HODs of
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Former IYC general secretary Nyamar Karbak has condoled the death
of Maharashtra MLA Nilesh Deshmukh Parvekar in a road accident today. Parvekar, 40,
was in charge of Arunachal Pradesh for Aam Aadmi Ka Sapai (AAKS). He worked as National
Co-Ordinator AAKS, Zonel Co-Orginator in Indian Youth Congress and he was one of
the close associate of Rahul Gandhi.
“He was a man of commitment and dedication. In his death, I have lost a brother,
good friend and hardworking, sincere Congress worker,” the former IYC general secretary
said in a condolence message while recalling his association with Parvekar during
his tenure as general secretary of IYC.
His death is a great loss for Youth Congress and Congress party in particular and
nationa as a whole.
G4 Welfare society conference held
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The three days 3rd conference of G4 Welfare Society was held at
Bojo village recently.
During the three days conference various developmental issues of the society were
discussed and also reviewed the genealogy of four clans.
Apart from these, games and sports and cultural programmes were also organized.
The society also felicitated Goda Dinung, Goda Asha, Goda Ana, Gokia Tarup, Gora
Nanang, Goda Abu, Gora Palang and Gokia Tarup for the meritorious achievement in
The Chief Patron of the society Gora Makik, Chairman Goda Tapung and advisor Gora
Tugung gave away the prizes to the winners of various games and sports and cultural
competitions held during the three days programme.
District Administration lauded
AALO, Jan 28: Topu Ete (Basar) Chairman, DTP (BEA) and her team of instructors,
who have imparted free vocational training on beauty culture and hair dressing all
over West Siang district lauded the district administration and other departments
for rendering all cooperation and support to launch the programme successfully.
Elated over the commendation certificate given by the West Siang Deputy Commissioner
in recognition to her services, she said that it will go a long way for this private
sector to surge ahead and take up the task of job opportunity, self employment, confidence
and positive thoughts among the trainers and trainees. She particularly extended
her deep gratitude to DC Marnya Ete and his team of officers for encouragement all
throughout the campaigns. DIPRO
No change in festival date: DPS
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Danyi Piilo Society (DPS), Ziro in a release today said that
the Society along with the All Hong Yugyan Atos, Myoki Nyibus, GBs of Hong village
and others have decided not to accept the ‘forceful change’ of the date of Myoko
festival from March 20 to March 10. The DPS said that the festival will be celebrated
as usual as per date fixed from March 20 in Hong village in Lower Subansiri district.
Bandh declared illegal
Seppa, Jan 28: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate Tope Bam while
declaring illegal the proposed district bandh from December 29, 5 am to December
30, 5 am demanding eviction of encroachers of Govt. land mainly in sensitive public
areas by private individuals as well as cancellation of all allotted Govt. lands
in sensitive public places to private individuals has imposed U/S 144 Cr. PC with
effective from January 28.
The order prohibited assembly of more than five persons in public places within Seppa
Township during the period of so called proposed district bandh. No individual or
group of persons, organizations are allowed to cause inconvenience to the movement
of traffic such as road blockade etc.
The DM has instructed Police and the Executive Magistrate to enforce the order and
take all necessary preventive actions.
All Govt./Semi Govt. institutions are also instructed to submit the attendance report
of their subordinate officers and staff to the DC by 4.30 pm on the day of bandh
in order to take action against the absentees treating them to be the sympathizers
of bandh. DIPRO
Arunachal team to participate in Santosh Trophy
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Arunachal Pradesh would participate in the 67th National Football
Championship for Santosh Trophy to be held in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh from February
one to March three, informed Arunachal Pradesh Football Association general secretary
Arunachal Pradesh has been placed in Cluster ‘B’ along with Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh,
Bihar and Daman & Diu. The state will play their first match against Bihar on February
10, second match against Himachal Pradesh on February 12 third match against Daman
and Diu on February 14 before playing their last cluster match against Karnataka
on February 16.
The coaching for players is being conducted by NIS trained coach Kipa Bharat at Rajiv
The team: Taying Anthony, Vijay Kino, Tage Kano, Gangte Chapi, Tai Bhai, Pura Dukhung,
Habung Takar, Techi Takar, Toko Takar, Toko Poliam, Gichik Taming, Dare Takar, Rocky
Ramching, Ligang Bungo, Pani Raju, Nguri Alin, Tapon Borah, Kaling Dabi, Hage Aga.
ATI conducts week-long training progs for Govt staff
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A week-long Training Programme on "MS Power Point Presentation"
for the junior & middle level officers from various HoDs and District Administration
commenced at Administrative Training Institute, (ATI) Naharlagun today. As many
as 17 officers are participating the training programme.
In his inaugural address training director Pema Tshetan said that this training programme
is going to strengthen the capacity of Govt servants. Today is age of information
and technology, the director said adding that ATI attaches top priority on Computer
& IT related Training Programmes in order to bring complete computer literacy of
Govt employees at all levels in the Govt. Departments & Offices of the State.
T. Lodo, Dy. Director & Course Coordinator submitted a brief highlight of the course
content and appraised about the practical hands-on session that have been arranged
in the Computer Lab of ATI. The training programme is being conducted under 100%
course fee sponsorship of DoPT, Govt, of India, New Delhi under its plan training
Another week-long training programme on "Office Rules & Procedures" also began at
ATI today with participation of 17 Govt officials/officers from various heads of
departments and District Administration.
Addressing the participants in his inaugural address, Pema Tshetan reminded the participants
that officers keep on changing but the continuity of the department is maintained
by its regular staff members and therefore they play a vital role as the custodian
of office records and documents. Director, however, cautioned that lack of sound
knowledge in office rules and procedures can hinder the working of the office.
Earlier, the Course Director Priscilla Tayeng, Asstt. Director (training.) highlighted
the course content.
197 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
CM requests Army to recruit more local youths
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Top officials of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF)
today morning called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to discuss core issues related
to Army and IAF activities in Arunachal Pradesh. The discussion was also attended
by Chief Secretary H K Paliwal and Principal Secretary to CM Yeshi Tsering besides
Bandhana Deori, Commissioner GA and DA.
While Shillong based Eastern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Praveen Bhatt discussed
issues related to DM range of the IAF and other activities in the frontier state,
Tezpur based 4 Corp GoC Lt Gen CA Krishnan took up the issues of land requisition
and road communication in the border state for Army activities.
Assuring cooperation and all possible help from the state government for Army and
IAF activities in the state, the Chief Minister reiterated his appeal for taking
into confidence the local populace wherever the Indian Armed Force operated or are
Taking note of the raising of the 2nd Battalion of Arunachal Scouts, he requested
the Army to recruit as many as local youths as possible. Drawing attention that local
youths hardly make headways in qualifying the recruitment tests, he sought help from
the Army as well as the IAF to conduct pre-recruitment training camps so that more
locals are equipped to qualify.
He also assured to give wide publicity to such training camps and recruitment rallies
through local media to attract more youths. The Chief Minister requested that recruitments
be conducted within the state to facilitate local youths to participate with confidence.
The Air Vice Marshall informed the CM that during recruitments for running of ALGs
in the state only local eligible youths would be preferred.
Meanwhile, Tuki expressed his gratefulness to Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh for his
assurance to establish a Sainik School in Arunachal Pradesh during their last meeting
at New Delhi. He assured a suitable plot of land, possibly within the vicinity of
the state capital, for establishment of the same.
On the issue of land acquisition for army purposes, the Chief Minister asked the
Chief Secretary to call a meeting of all concerned deputy commissioners and give
a timeline for completion of the processes so that projects are implemented immediately
without any hindrances.
The Chief Minister also discussed of possibilities of the Indian Army and IAF to
participate in the forthcoming Statehood Day celebration that coincides with the
Festival of Arunachal in February next. The Indian Army had put up stalls in the
last celebration that was a huge success. This time, he suggested, besides stalls
the Army as well as the IAF could add more color to the festival through displays
and other acts of daredevilry.
Both the officials assured that they would come up with something novel to win the
hearts of Arunachalee people this time around.
ANSU celebrates its 31st Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has celebrated its 31st foundation
day at Tallang Hira Memorial Complex here this morning in a simple but impressive
The celebration started with the hoisting of flag by ANSU president Sikka Gapak in
presence of its entire executive members and former ANSU president Niglar Veo.
In his presidential address, Gapak called upon the youth to change their mindset
from “dao culture to pen culture”.
“Let this 2013 be a year of new beginning for our youth from dao culture to pen culture
and take leadership role in overall growth of our state,” Gapak added.
Informing about the basis for foundation of ANSU 31 years ago by select group of
educated youth from the Nyishi community, Gapak informed that in order to remain
in one roof to voice for common pursuits ANSU was formed in 1982 at Doimukh with
Dera Natung and Techi Nyokum as its first president and general secretary.
He clarified that ANSU is not communal but a community based organisation which strives
to work for the upliftment of its member without sabotaging the interest of other
Throwing lights on the various works by the ANSU, Gapak told that Nyishi-Bodo relation
took a positive turn with the Nyishi-Bodo accord that ensured peace and communal
harmony between the members of both the community living in the border area.
The ANSU president also expressed serious concern over the use of gun among the youths
while referring to the recently concluded AAPSU election where more than 300 arms
were reportedly seized by the security personnel at Ziro, Lower Subansiri. He squarely
blamed the Lower Subansiri administration for not making any headway in taking legal
action against the gun owners.
In his welcome address, ANSU general secretary Arjun Panye expressed his hope that
the youth members of the community will exert its energy in fruitful pursuits.
As part of the celebration, a volleyball competition was also organised wherein
the All Kurung Kumey District Students Union emerged victorious after defeating the
players of Rajiv Gandhi University Nyishi Students Union.
4th Nyishi Idol runner up Pani Tada was also felicitated on the occasion.
Angling festival ends with positive note
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Arunachal Angling Festival 2013 which began on 24th of this
month at Pitapool, Yazali ended today. On the last day of the festival, the participants
went for river rafting expedition in Pare River and set up camp at Chiputa village,
The festival aimed at creating awareness on the need for conservation of fish species
for future generation was organized by Arunachal Adventure Association in collaboration
with department of tourism and sponsored by North East Council.
The organizer released fingerlings in Panior and Pare Rivers as part of its efforts
to ensure that population of fish multiplies in days to come.
The festival witnessed participation of students from schools and colleges and ordinary
villagers. Besides Angling, river rafting expedition was the star attraction of the
Meanwhile, organizing chairman of festival Chukhu Mama expressed his gratitude to
all the people who helped to make the festival a grand success. “This was our first
attempt to organize such kind of festival where local people can be educated about
need to safeguard our flora and fauna for future generation and also tourism can
be promoted by such festival. We learn many things from this festival and we apologize
if we lacked somewhere.” He further added, “We extremely thankful to NEC for supporting
this event. We also extend our gratitude to tourism department, especially parliamentary
for tourism PD Sona, Secretary Sonam Chombay and director AK Singh for wholeheartedly
supporting this event. Without their support and help this festival could not have
been a reality.”
“Officials of sports and youth affairs department lead by its director and joint
director Tadar Apa has also encouraged us a lot during the entire festival. This
was a small effort on our part to do something for conserving rich flora and fauna
of state. We believe and hope that message has been sent loud and clear,” said Chukhu
Special steps taken to address tribal issues: Ramesh
New Delhi, Jan 28: The Rural Development ministry has taken special initiatives to
address the concerns of the tribal communities, according to Union minister Jairam
The Ministry also decided to separate the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe components
in its development programmes to make sure that the backward tribals get the benefit
of the ambitious ministry schemes like Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and National Rural
Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
In a letter to Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Chandra Deo, Rural Development Minister
Jairam Ramesh said since inception, in schemes like IAY and NRLM, there is an insistence
of 60 per cent benefits being given to SC/STs.
"But there was no separate target for STs and naturally no monitoring. Now, we have
decided to separate the SC and ST components so that the scheduled tribes get a definite
portion of the scheme in keeping with their backwardness," he said.
The Ministry has introduced a programme under Indira Awas Yojana to provide houses
to all Scheduled Tribes given rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006.
Spelling out the steps taken by the Ministry to address the specific concerns of
the tribals, Ramesh said under the NRLM, the Ministry has taken up initiatives to
add value to non-timber forest produce in different states, ensuring that tribals
get full benefits of this value addition.
"In addition, areas from where trafficking in women is high have received special
focus," he said.
Ramesh said the Ministry, under its rural road scheme, has taken steps to connect
all tribal habitations in scheduled areas where population is above 250 with all-weather
A high level committee has also been set up to advise the Ministry on implementation
of the tribal component of different programmes like MNREGA and NRLM in a sensitive
and proactive manner. PTI
BRGF annual plan 2013 approved
DAPORIJO, Jan 28: A District Planning Committee (DPC) meeting was conducted at the
Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo today for the approval of the 5 years Perspective
Plan and Annual Plan 2013 for development grants under Backward Region Grant Fund
(BRGF). The Meeting was attended by the Zilla Parishad cum DPC Chairperson Nakap
Nalo, DPDO cum ADC Gejum Ete, Astt. Director (PR) A G Ligu, R Shrivastav(SIRD), DPO
S Timba, DPC members and member secretaries.
During the meeting, R Shrivastav of SIRD (the Technical Support Institute (TSI) under
BRGF) presented and explained the detailed BRGF Perspective Plan and Annual Plan
2013 through a power point presentation which was examined and approved by the committee.
Addressing the meeting, Nalo stressed on the importance of timely preparation of
clear cut Action Plans for better implementation of development works under BRGF
in this extended period up to 2017 of the Scheme. He sought cooperation and coordination
amongst the departments for making the BRGF scheme a success and in the process making
the Upper Subansiri district from backward to a developed one.
Speaking on the occasion, G Ete said that Upper Subansiri is the only district under
BRGF in the state and the advantage of this status for which various developmental
schemes are being provided should be taken as opportunities.
Remarking on the passing of the Action Plan 2013, he said that it was a district
vision that the people of the place had seen for their district, and so should not
fail and called for good developmental work to be done. He also spoke on the need
for timely release of BRGF funds by the government so that development could take
place in the district.
A G Ligu and S Timba also spoke on the occasion and doubts and questions by the members
were clarified and discussed. DIPRO
Workshop cum awareness campaign
for Nirmal Papumpare
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A block level workshop cum training and awareness campaign on handling
of field test kit (FTK) for safe drinking water and sanitation was conducted by the
PHE & WS Division Itanagar in collaboration with the NGO partner Socio Economic Educational
Development Society(SEEDS) at Tapioso Community Hall, Tapioso Panchayat,IVth Upper
Balijan under Sandupota circle on January 25.
The campaign was primarily organized to sensitize the people of the area about various
issues related to Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) and National Rural Drinking Water Programme
(NRDWP) and handling of FTK for water quality monitoring and surveillance.
Teli Dutto Camder, AE, PHE & WS Division Itanagar, giving the keynote address on
sanitation said that the agents--Baceteria, Viruses and Parasites that cause diseases
cannot be seen. These agents enter the body through the mouth or skin and are released
in the form of excreta. These agents can be passed from one person to another through
food, hands, water and flies if the people defecate in open and have poor hygiene
practices. He said that lack of proper hygiene behaviour is the key reason behind
outbreak of recurring diseases in the rural areas. Open defecation is by far the
single most unsafe behaviour causing diseases. He advocated for disease prevention
and control strategies like clean water, safe disposal of human excreta and waste,
personal hygiene, food hygiene etc.
He also spoke at length about the role and responsibility of village water and sanitation
committee (VWSC), operation and maintenance of village water supply. He further informed
the PRI leaders and VWSC that very soon all the completed schemes of rural water
supply of year 2011-12 will be handed over to the VWSC and for these they should
open a joint bank account of GP Chairperson cum Chairman VWSC and the concern Junior
Engineer (JE) cum Member Secretary VWSC for operation and maintenance of the water
delivery system in their villages. Later, he distributed the FTKs to the VWSC.
Mito Riba, District Consultant (Monitoring & Evaluation cum MIS) appealed the people
to have a holistic approach towards the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan to make Papum Pare
a Nirmal District or open defecation free district. He explained the people on various
components of NBA like Individual Household Latrine (IHHL), School and Anganwadi
Toilet and Solid-Liquid waste management etc.
He appealed the participants to stop open defecation in their locality and construct
toilet to make the district a ‘Nirmal Papum Pare’. He further explained about the
technology options for household sanitation. He elaborately explained how to design
low cost toilet from the locally available materials and how to plan, implement,
operate, maintain and manage sanitary toilets to ensure their sustainability.
While coming up with the FTK demonstration, the district consultant appealed all
the gram panchayat members to render their valuable support and cooperation to conduct
such needful FTK testing, twice for bacteriological testing and once for chemical
testing in a year for all the water sources within their habitations.
Speaking on water borne diseases he stressed on the need of safe drinking water by
boiling the water, through filtration and solar disinfection (SODIS) etc.
The Socio Economic Educational Development Society also showed a short skit depicting
the relationship of Personal hygiene, sanitation and health linkages.
Tok Tachang, ASM Tapioso Panchayat on behalf of the Tapioca village also spoke highlighting
the sanitation status of Tapioso Panchayat and thanked to the PHE & WS Division Itanagar
for conducting such important workshop and requested the department to immediately
take up the IHHL in their Panchayat.
Irregularity in WRD tender; deprived bangs to move in court
PASIGHAT, Jan 28: Irregularities alleged in tendering process by Pasighat division
of Rural Work Department (RWD) for construction of rural link road in Mebo Sub-division
in East Siang district.
It may be recalled that the RWD, Pasighat division, by Press Tender Notice No-TND/RWD/PSG/Mebo/NIT/
02/2000-11 dated January-15, 2013, called bid tender against five schemes for Rural
Link Road construction in Mebo subdivision funded under Special Plan Allocation (SPA)
for the year 2012-13.
The local people, including some deprived bidders have alleged that the ‘Tender Opening
Committee’ of RWD led by its Executive Engineer is playing partite role in the tender
process. It is alleged that the committee favoured some businessmen and allotted
them the entire works through an unhealthy ‘wheeling-dealing’.
People alleged that the committee in one hand rejected papers of four other bidders
without any valid reason and accepted the objectionable tender papers submitted by
the rest one on the other hand.
As per government rule, the affidavits containing declaration of representative and
correctness of the submitted documents/ information should be made in Non-Judicial
Stamp (NJS) paper of Rs 10, but the alleged bidder made all these on NJS of Rs 5
only, which should never be accepted under any circumstance.
Allegations have claimed that tender papers submitted by four bidders were rejected
by the tender committee on the ground of shortage of envelop in the paper file. But
the same committee accepted the others, where they made some violation of government
rules in the affidavit papers submitted with the tender papers.
Alleging unfair conduct of the tender opening committee regarding the SPA works and
violation of right of equality, the deprived bidders have cautioned the authority
to go to the court for justice. If the committee can reject our papers on ground
of shortage of single envelope, how can it accept the affidavit made in violation
of norms and guideline, they questioned.
Republic Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The reports on the celebration of 64th Republic Day are still
pouring in the media houses.
The Lohit district celebrated the 64th Republic Day with Deputy Commissioner R.
K. Sharma unfurling the National Flag in Jubilee Ground amidst gathering of public
and government officials at Tezu on January 26.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Sharma remembered the great loss of lives
and property in the flood (last year) which shook the entire area. The flood took
away five lives with it and the measure and extent of loss it has caused is irreparable,
he said. Sharma also highlighted the developmental achievements in health, education
and other sectors in Lohit district.
He admired the zeal and dedication of all officials, staff and departments who are
working for brighter and better Tezu and hoped that they will maintain the same
tempo and spirit in future too. He further emphasized on the need of talks and negotiation
for peaceful solution to any problem.
The 64th Republic Day was also celebrated in a befitting manner at Roing, the district
headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley District. Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar unfurled
the tri-colour at General Play Ground on the occasion in presence of Rajya Sabha
MP Mukut Mithi, Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey, C K Mein, SP and general people.
In his Republic Day speech he sought co-operation from all sections of the society
in maintenance of law and order in the district and also discouraged any kind of
agitation as it creates chaos and disorder in the society.
He also called upon the youths to abstain from drug use by realizing its ill effects.
Informing that the opium cultivation has been banned, he cautioned that violators
of ban order will face rigorous punishment as per law. He, however, appreciated the
people who are working for the awareness in this regard and extending support to
district administration in fighting against the drug menace.
The DC also informed the people of the various schemes being launched by the state
Govt for all round development of the state. He further informed that efforts are
being taken by the district administration to work out ways for employment generation
and to form SHGs and Farmer’s Club in each and every village with the help of NGOs.
The district administration is also planning to provide better market facilities
for horticulture produce and also directed the bankers to provide bank loan for the
viable project with minimum formalities, he added. He concluded his speech with an
appeal to all the citizens of the district to bring forth their best to serve the
nation and to contribute towards the betterment and development of the country.
The dignitaries gave away the prizes to the winners of various events. While GHSS
Roing secured the first prize in the march past and Govt. Middle School, Roing won
the first prize in the cultural programme. The Semi-Finalist team of Lower Dibang
Valley District in the recently concluded Late Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
held at Pasighat was also awarded a prize to boost their morale.
In the afternoon, there was a friendly match between DC XI vs Public XI and the DC
XI won the match by 1-0 with a goal from Apomo Linggi in the second half of the extra
At Hunli, Rakesh Tacho, CO incharge SDO unfurled the tri-colour. In his message,
Tacho called upon all the Govt. departments, GREF, ITBP and public to work in cooperation
for better delivery of services to the people of this remote Sub-Division. He informed
that the power developers NHPC Roing has assured to provide rice beginning from remaining
part of the current academic year to next year to the boarders of Govt. Middle School,
Changlang district Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav unfurled the national flag
amidst huge gathering at Changlang general ground on the auspicious occasion of the
64th Republic Day.
Highlighting the remarkable achievements of India in various fields during last 63
years including Science and Technology, Yadav said “Our achievements in the fields
of Industry, Education, Telecommunication, Health and many other areas have transformed
our country into one of the most progressive modern nations in the world. She also
highlighted some of the achievements made under various state and central Govts’
programmes during 2012-13 in Changlang District.
Expressing concern over the rise of drug abuse in the District, she said the police
and administration alone cannot check it, it requires a concerted effort of all section
of people. The Panchayat Members, the women groups in the villages, the GBs and NGOs
has great role to play in this regard. Therefore, she sincerely appealed all section
of people to come forward and intensify fight against drug menace.
WRD and SW, W&CD Minister N. Tingkhatra unfurled the National tricolor amidst huge
public gathering at Kanubari Hq on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day. He highlighted
the various programmes undertaken by his department and also gave information regarding
various developmental schemes launched under CM programmes.
Republic day was also celebrated at newly inaugurated Lawnu circle Hq. L.Thungon,
CO, Kanubari unfurled the tricolor amidst huge gathering of PR members, GBs, Chiefs,
public, students etc. Republic Day was celebrated in all the villages of Kanubari
sub division in a peaceful manner.
The ICDS project, Kimin under the department of women and child development has organized
a Mela to help the local SHG groups of Kimin and Kakoi circles to display their handicrafts,
agriculture and sericulture produces during the Republic Day celebration at Kimin.
Local administrator S Lowang inaugurated the Mela in presence of Kimin ZPM Bamang
Yayu and other panchayat leaders and general public. Apart from SHG products, the
ICDS project Kimin put up stall and created awareness on the schemes on under the
department of women and child development.
A friendly football match was also played between EAC XI and ZPM XI as a part of
the R day celebration.
The 64th Republic Day was also celebrated at remote Passa valley circle. CO P Perme
hoisted the national flag in presence of health minister Atum Welly, Pakke-Kessang
ZPM B C Tok, Anchal chairperson Sunil Nabum among others.
The Republic Day was also celebrated at Parang Circle Headquarter on January 26 with
various games and sports competitions. ASM Nabam Yakum attended the function as chief
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Namsai also celebrated the 64th Republic Day with
a variety of colorful programmes.
“Subansiri Lower Project shall be considered as the Temple of modern North-east India
once it is commissioned.” This was the message conveyed by Rakesh, Executive Director,
Subansiri Basin Projects of NHPC Limited while addressing the gatherings on the
occasion of 64th Republic Day celebrations at Subansiri Lower Projects. The main
functions were held at the Office complex of the Project at Kolaptukar, Arunachal
Pradesh and at the Residential complex, Gerukamukh, Assam.
While unfurling the National Tricolor at Kolaptukar, the Executive Director believed
that NHPC shall prove to be a blessings for the people of such remote areas of the
country. He stressed upon the need for the quick completion of the Subansiri Project
for the common good of all.
At Gerukamukh complex of the Project, Rakesh hoisted the National Flag and inspected
the Guard of Honor presented by CISF personnel. Speaking on the occasion, the Executive
Director stressed upon the need for optimum utilization of resources for the development
of the Nation. He urged the employees and staff of the Project to make Subansiri
Lower Project a symbol of trust, development and prosperity. We must prove this project
to be a boon for the people of the region as well as the nation.
YES BANK Ltd, Itanagar Branch, celebrated pre- Republic Day with the 756 BRTF HQ,
The event’s idea was to exchange knowledge on banking and investments covering areas
like Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Card Usage, FD, RD, Mutual Fund, Tax Planning,
RTGS and NEFT.
During the meet an essay writing contest was also organized on the theme of “My Dream
YES BANK has an MOU with the Ministry of Defense, for offering YES Vijay Accounts,
exclusively designed for the armed forces.
AAPWU delegation meets CM, places demands
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) led
by its Working President Hage Tara and Secretary General Changma Tajo called on Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki in his official bungalow on Jan. 25 last to discuss various issues
related to workers community of the state.
In a hour-long discussion with the chief minister, AAPWU reiterated its earlier demands
like immediate suspension and termination of Ojing Darung, Labour Commissioner cum
Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare
Board for his failure to implement various schemes to the registered workers of the
Board despite approval from the state government and Board Members long before and
also alleged misappropriation of public money from the APB&OCWWB.
Other demands included, enhancement/revision of minimum wages of contingency and
casual workers of the state from existing rupees 116.66 to atleast 200 per day for
unskilled and rupees 250 for skilled contingency/casual workers keeping in mind today’s
skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, 3 months maternity/child leave in favour
of contingency/casual female workers of the state. Review of RR for group C and
D posts; Reservation of 50% seat under category of group C & D posts in favour of
contingency/casual workers, Regularization of ALCs, implementation of ex-gratia lump
sum for those contingency/casual workers who have crossed the age of 60 years, regularization
of staffs of the APB&OCWWB etc.
CM after giving patient hearing to the genuine demands of AAPWU accepted in principle
and assured to look into the matter at earliest and as some of the demands needs
cabinet approval. He assured to place before the cabinet for their approval in next
cabinet meeting. CM also accepted in principle to be the chief guest on coming International
Labours Day celebration on request by the visiting delegation.
150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated at RKMS
KHONSA, Jan 28: The 15oth birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated at
Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar, Deomali with various programmes yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Finance and PWD Minister Chowna Mein recalled the immense
contributions of Swami Vivekananda and asked the students to follow his lofty ideals.
He asked the students to take maximum benefit out of the great facilities being provided
by the school and lauded the teachers of the school for the brilliant academic result
the institution brings every year. He further asked the students to maintain discipline
as without strict discipline nothing could be achieved.
Swami Sudarsha-nananda and Swami Jyotyrupananda spoke eloquently on Swami Vivekananda’s
life and teachings.
T. Tongluk, public leader and a well known scholar spoke on Northeast identity and
described good virtues hidden in tribal social life. He said that he was proud to
be a tribal and would like to be born a tribal again because of the simple and rich
traditions of the tribal people. He also recalled the great work initiated by Swami
Vivekananda. Earlier, in his welcome address the Secretary Swamiji described the
significance of the day and thanked every body for attending the programme. He also
highlighted the achievements of the schools and also highlighted some of the problems
of the school.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Wangki Lowang , Khonsa MLA Kamthok Lowang,
Ex-minister Wangpha Lowang, SDO, DFO and a host of other distinguished guests were
present on the occasion. The students presented attractive cultural programmes to
mark the occasion. DIPRO
A new report proposing ways to tackle violence against women in India represents
a groundbreaking basis for action, the United Nations human rights chief said, urging
the Government to follow through with its recommendations.
The report was produced by the Verma Committee, which was named after former Chief
Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma and set up in the wake of the death of a 23-year-old
woman whose gang-rape in New Delhi last month sparked nationwide protests.
"This report and its far-reaching recommendations are not only a tribute to the brave
young woman who was raped and murdered five weeks ago, but to all victims of sexual
violence and assault in India," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.
The report recommends a number of far-reaching changes, including punishment for
marital rape, domestic rape and rape in same-sex relationships; requiring police
officers to register every case of reported rape and ensuring that those who fail
to do so face serious repercussions; ensuring accountability of police or armed forces
personnel for sexual violence; and punishing offences such as stalking and voyeurism
with prison terms.
The report also calls for a change in the way rape victims are treated by changing
the humiliating protocol for medical examinations they experience; cracking down
on extra-legal village councils, known as khap panchayats, which often issue edicts
against women; implementing measures to improve sexuality education in schools and
the community; and making new legal requirements and electoral reforms to ensure
that people charged with criminal offences may not hold political office.
Pillay acknowledged some steps already taken by the Government, including the establishment
of fast-track courts, and urged all political leaders of the country to rally around
the Verma report and make it a national priority to execute its recommendations.
Don’t deceive us
Through the columns of your esteemed daily I want to let all the Assistant Teachers
of Arunachal Pradesh know that our Arunachal Teachers Association has deceived us
by compromising with GoAP for Rs 5 crore Shikshak Bhavan building which once again
has paved the way for the GoAP to anomalies the pay structures of Assistant Teachers
in coming 7th pay commission. Be alert and aware of what we are losing to the govt.
The ATA is going to have 5 crore building but I am not sure if any Asstt. Teacher
will be accommodated there in time of need. I also want to urge the CEC ATA not to
play childish games with expectation of thousands of A/Ts. You could have asked
the GoAP to disburse Rs 5 cr to A/Ts who are being deprived of their partial pays
since 1998. We are here to contribute more than 10 crores for shikshak bhavan. You
know the lion’s share of the ATA funds are coming from A/Ts and they are the fore
runner of any activity say it for strike or any other in different districts. If
they are deceived as done this time, there will be no one to be called ATA. Really,
ATA has disheartened the expectations and aspirations of A/Ts.