January 11

Festival greetings

ITANAGAR, Jan 10:  Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has conveyed warm greetings to people of state on the festive occasion of Sarok. He expressed his hope that the festivity will usher in contentment, peace and joy for all.

On this joyous occasion, I pray to Almighty to bless each one of us with his choicest blessings, Governor added in his message.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki also has extended his sincere and heartfelt greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Sarok festival.

In his festival message, Tuki said “festivals indeed strengthen the emotional integration and foster the feelings of brotherhood and mutual understanding amongst our citizens”. The chief minister further believed that Sarok would bring with it prosperity, love, and universal peace besides encouraging communal harmony in the state.


Nine houses gutted in Dapo and Dumpo


DAPORIJO, Jan 10: As many as nine houses were gutted in three fire incidents in Daporijo and Dumporijo area in the first week of the January.

On January 8 at around 1.30 am two houses were gutted at Upper forest colony, Daporijo. Properties worth lakh of rupees reduced to ashes as the fire tender could not reach the spot due to narrow passage of the road. The cause of the fire is not known.  However, the owner of the house suspects foul play in the fire incident. All the family members were away from the home and in relative’s house when the incident occurred.

Earlier on January 2, devastating fire devoured six houses near GREF colony, Daporijo causing loss of properties worth crore of rupees.

Again at Dumporijo market area, a house was burnt down on the first day of new year ( January 1).


Free medical camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The All Bameng Constituency Social Welfare Association in collaboration with Karuna Trust, NRHM conducted a free medical camp at Chagia camp under Khenewa circle of East Kameng district on January 4 last.

A doctor with two nurses from PHC, Bameng attended to about 100 patients from Sangbia, Paffa, Raje, Kawa, Khora and Marjingla villages.


Road safety week

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: As per directives of Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, with the rest of the country Arunachal Pradesh Police, Traffic Cell is observing the 25th Road Safety Week from January 11 to 17 next with the theme – ‘When on the road, always say Pehle Aap’.


IAS officers on study tour

Changlang, Jan 10:  A group of 18 IAS officers under probation, including four ladies, who are on study tour arrived here at Changlang today. The officers are scheduled to continue their studies for another three days in the district.

In a brief meeting the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Chanchal Yadav briefed the visiting officers upon the profile of the district its natural resources and vegetation through power point presentation. She made them aware of Namdahpha Tiger Reserve, Pangsau Pass, World War Cemetery and other place of tourist attractions in the district.

Discussing the developmental issues in the district she informed that it will be in better condition as many big Schemes are under implementation.

While sharing the socials issues like drugs menace, she said that the district  administration along with the Police Department is giving its best to curb the problem. She also discussed insurgency and Refugee problems in the district.

SP Changlang Vijay Kumar gave a presentation on various aspects related to counter insurgency to the visiting Officers. He briefed upon the strength of security forces in the district and challenges. DIPRO


RAPF calls for improved  administration in Raga

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Raga Area People’s Forum (RAPF) has called on the district administration for early redressal of administrative system in Raga Sub-Division.

In its public representation to the ADC, Raga, it claimed that the area is facing frequent incidences of housebreaking, gambling activities and that most of the government quarters and offices with no attendance have become more of cattle sheds.

It asked the ADC to issue directives to the government officials and staffs to remain in their posting area.

The Forum also asked for issuing prohibitory order against conducting gambling activities, selling of liquor (both foreign and local) after 7pm, to issue preventive measures to safeguard people’s life and property and to deploy adequate police personnel for patrolling the town.


Union alleges anomaly in NRDWP scheme

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students’ Union (APPDSSU) has alleged anomaly in the implementation of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in Pakke-Kessang and Seijosa block of East Kameng district.

Claiming that the scheme, which was sanctioned for providing drinking water facilities to all the educational institutions in the area, has not been implemented at its proposed location and that the payment was done with no work at all, it sought enquiry into it.

“Enquiry has to be set up against the projects as some of the projects were practically not done yet the payments were made at 50:50 ratio which were done through the basis of political influence. It is totally indigestive practice and such practice has to be eradicated and appropriate action has to be taken against the erring officials involved,” it asserted.


EKSWCO-AEKSU resolves to check unfair means in CBSE exam

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The East Kameng Social Welfare Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) and All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) on Wednesday resolved to check the unfair means in CBSE examination to be held in March next. The decision came after a coordination meeting held between district apex students union and parental organization at circuit house Seppa under the chairmanship of Dr. Techi Taku chairman EKSWCO.

Both the organizations also resolved to impose ban on use of mobile phone by students in the school premises. Further it declared Nyokum-Yullo of (Nyishi), Sarok (Aka), Chindang (Miji) and Gumkam-Gumpa of Puriok festivals as an official festivals of the district.  Taking serious note on illegal donations in the district the organizations have vociferously opposed the unlawful donation. Later it discouraged the mushrooming of the organizations in the district.


PRI leaders demand shifting of RWD Sub-Division office

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The PRI leaders of Koloriang Sub-Division have requested for immediate shifting of RWD Sub-Division office from Itanagar to Koloriang.

In its joint submission to the Kurung Kumey DC to issue directive to the concern Executive Engineer of the Division to shift within 10 days, they stated that the office since last one year is functioning at Itanagar with no prior information to the authority concern creating problem for the common public to reach out to them.

Social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The All Chimpu Village Youth Association (ACVYA) conducted a mass social service at Govt. Secondary School, Chimpu here today. The drive was equally participated by the PRI leaders of the area, youths and school authorities.


AIF recruitment  

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The sector 11 Airman Selection Centre Guwahati shall conduct recruitment rally in Indian Air force at IG Park here on January  29.  The recruitment rally is exclusively for eligible unmarried male candidates belong to Arunachal having interest to join in non-technical trades.

The education qualification of the candidate  is 10+2 pass or 3 years of diploma course from government recognized Polytechnic Institute or vocational courses conducted by CBSE with 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. The interest candidates should have born between 1st February 1994 to 31st May 1997.

Candidates are to report with their original  documents with 3 Xerox copies of each and 7 copies of recent colour passport size photographs at the venue from early hours. Candidates who  are clearing written test in English reasoning and general awareness will only be allowed to appear in the physical test on selection. For details, the candidates can contact IPR office or directly through recruiting office respectively. DIPR


Blood donation camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun conducted a voluntary blood donation camp in collaboration with Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (VYS), Itanagar at its seminar hall today under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Aids Control Society (APSACS).

Attending its function, Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr R D Khrime motivated the youths for blood donations.

A power point presentation was given by in-charge Blood Bank Dr P Sona and Deputy Director, blood safety, APSACS Dr Nabam Budh, articulated on the misconception on blood donation and its benefit.

Chairman, VYS Ramesh Jeke urged upon the participants to work unselfishly for the benefit of the needy people of the nation.


AMSU seeks action against officers, ban on hunting

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Reiterating its claim that one Gyamar Naga/Tama was shot dead by his friend during a hunting expedition on January 3 last in the forest area of Old Mengio village, the All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) has expressed disappointment that even after so many days of the happening no representative from the district administration, EAC and CO, have reached the area for taking stock of the situation.

In its letter to the chief secretary, saying that the accused is on the run since the incident, it sought for sending additional forces to trace him out.

It further asked to make enquiry into the whole incident and to suspend the officers for dereliction of government duty.

It further demands blanket ban on hunting in the area.


Annual celebration of RK Mission gets underway

AALO, Jan 10: The three days annual celebration of Ramakrishna Mission, Aalo started with various sparkling cultural programmes by the students of the School today.

Participating in the celebration, Raken Padu, Commandant, APP, who is  an ex-student of the school, cherished his memories of days spent in RK Mission and expressed his gratitude towards teachers and Swamijis. He motivated students for being compliant to their parents and teachers.

Speaking on the occasion, Gijum Tali, DIPRO also inspired the students by telling about his own life and struggles for acquiring knowledge. He insisted on contributing to social welfare by moulding one’s own character and life on the line of Swami Vivekananda’s two words of ‘Be and Make.’

Earlier, the programme started with Vedic chanting by the hostellers of Ramakrishna Mission School. Welcoming one and all, Secretary Revered Swami Purnajnananandaji Maharaj dwelt at length on the life and teachings of Ramakrishna and its relevance in today’s context.

A series of cultural programme, display of an attractive tableau on Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda followed by numerous group dances, group and solo songs of students of KG to class XII were the major  attraction of the  programme. Nearly 1200 students, teachers and well-wishers attended.


News Impact

Don’t treat our silence as weakness, warns Arunachal Govt

Four dwelling houses demolished

Taraso, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh government today termed as illegal the demolition of four houses, four kilometre inside its territory allegedly by Assam forest officials.

"The illegal act by Assam is in total violation of the Supreme Court directives to maintain status quo till a final report by the Local Commission on inter-state boundary dispute constituted by the apex court is submitted," government spokesman, Nabam Rebia, also the local MLA said while evaluating the ground situation here.

It was alleged that Assam police personnel and forest officials arrived in the village yesterday in 30 vehicles and demolished the four houses and cut down trees.

"We don't want any confrontation with our neighbour. But if they treat our silence as our weakness it will be their mistake," Rebia, the state Planning and Development Parliamentary Secretary, said.

He said that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was apprised about the situation and he immediately contacted his Assam counterpart yesterday who assured to look into the matter.

Rebia, the local MLA said that the Boundary Commission on interstate boundary dispute headed by retired Justice Tarun Chatterjee constituted by the Supreme Court to find an amicable and acceptable solution to the decades-old contentious issue inspected the area on November 12. It was accorded a warm welcome by the people of Taraso, he said.

Zila parishad member Nabam Eka said that even after assurances were given on observing the status quo on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh interstate boundary during a recent meeting between the district administrations of Papum Pare and Sonitpur, encroachment from Assam continued in Taraso circle.

He claimed that encroachers were clearing jungles, particularly in Tallumso, Radhaso, Sango and Dekhalmukh areas, and were cutting down ripe mustard plantations causing damage of lakhs of rupees.



Euphoria erupts at Parbuk as Govt notifies new circle Hq

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ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The people of Parbuk area in Lower Dibang Valley have  reason to smile as they got  their new year gift in form of new circle headquarter Parbuk  with  the government notification order no.DAD-41/2003  issued today declaring Parbuk a new circle headquarter.  

With the news of new-circle headquarter reached at the area, euphoria reportedly erupted in the area and people are celebrating over the news as their long-felt demand has finally come true. The new circle headquarter Parbuk is situated near strategic Assam-Arunachal border, comprised of 19 villages with total population of 16000 (approximately). The people of the said circle headquarter had been demanding it since many years considering the administrative inconvenient and border area sensitivity in terms of law and order.

Expressing happiness over the Govt notification local MLA Gum Tayeng said, “We are extremely happy and feel relieved after knowing that government has finally notified Parbuk as new circle headquarter”. She appreciated Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for fulfilling the people’s long-standing demand and Bandhana Deori former DA for constant help.

Advocate Tony Pertin said that with creation of new circle headquarter at Parbuk the long-intend demand of late Jomin Tayeng, former MLA has been fulfilled. “People of Parbuk area is indebted to local MLA Gum Tayeng for realizing their demand and fulfill her late husband dream” added delighted Pertin.



Tuki promises to fulfill his commitment for development of each region

GENSI (West Siang), Jan 10: “When we are 56 MLAs from the total 60 and have more than 80% Panchayat leaders, show me a way Congress can lose in the forthcoming Parliamentary or the Assembly elections,” said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki nullifying all hearsay against the ruling party in the state from some sections. With it he literally announced a full-fledged election campaign for the ensuing polls for the Congress Party in Arunachal Pradesh.

Attending a Block Congress Rally at Gensi in West Siang district today, Tuki exuded confidence that the Party will come back to power in the state and also send its two MPs to the Parliament to strengthen the Congress and form UPA-III.

He appealed the people – particularly Congress workers and panchayat leaders – not to get swayed away by rumormongers and take to electioneering with confidence.

“The Congress Government is committed to the development and welfare of each region, district and community of the state and as the Chief Minister I promise to fulfill these commitments with your support and cooperation,” he said while adding that fulfilling his promise of providing employment opportunity to one lakh youths in the current five year plan will be his priority. Responding to a public memorandum submitted by Gensi ZPM Kardo Nyigyor, the Chief Minister acknowledged the importance of road connectivity in the area and assured a fund of Rs 3 crore (from TFC) for improvement and maintenance of the Garu-Gensi road besides announcing Rs 1 crore from SPA (2013-14) for construction of a mini-stadium at Gensi at the only ground, which was recently developed from funds provided by Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy.

To the request for a micro-hydel project on River Sigen, Tuki assured that the project will be taken up under RIDF, which when commissioned will resolve the power crisis of both Gensi and Sibe circles of the district. He also assured to take up the issue of upgrading the Gensi Govt Secondary School to Higher Secondary with the Education Minister at the earliest.

To two more requests from the people the Chief Minister assured Rs 1 crore for construction of PHED Division Office building and another Rs 1 crore for construction of a new Circuit House in place of the existing one both at Likabali.

Citing major issues concerning the area – the boundary row with Assam and creation of Lower Siang district – the Chief Minister said that the Government has already approved creation of Lower Siang district. He said the notification in this regard is awaited due to the ‘headquarter’ issue.

“Once a consensus is reached in this regard, the notification too will follow,” he assured appealing all not to have the misgiving that the Government is against creation of the new district.

On the boundary row, he said that the Local Boundary Commission (constituted by the Supreme Court) has already visited the disputed areas and soon will place its findings and recommendations.

State Congress Chief and Rajya Sabha MP, Mukut Mithi sought cooperation from the people for the Government under Tuki to fulfill the aspirations of the people, especially those living in remote and inaccessible areas. He too appealed the people to resolve the conflict-situation with regard to creation of Lower Siang district so that the new district sees the light of day soon. He even suggested a unanimous selection of a new and inhabited site for the district headquarters.

Sanjoy, who is almost guaranteed to seek re-election on Congress ticket, recollected that he had fulfilled two of his election-promises made to the people of the region – changing the nomenclature from ‘Galong’ to ‘Galo’ and release of payments due to government employees. To the people’s request to take up the ‘compensation’ issue with NHPC for the Lower Subansiri Hydro Project, he informed that he has had several rounds of talks with the NHPC authorities and an outcome is expected soon.

Seeking support from the people, Sanjoy assured his focus will primarily be on road connectivity if he comes back as a Parliamentarian for the second term.

Power, RD & PR Minister Tanga Byaling appealed panchayat leaders to work with more vigour as the State Government is doing all to empower them. He informed that the Government has decided to create at least 591 posts of assistants and computer operators for Panchayati Raj institutions for smooth running of their offices.

Byaling requested all panchayat leaders including Gram Sabha members to attend the PRI State Convention scheduled to be held at Itanagar on February 8 next, which is expected to be attended by AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

The rally hosted by local legislator and Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena was also attended by Parliamentary Secretaries Gojen Gadi and Gadam Ete.

Earlier immediately upon arrival, the Chief Minister inaugurated the office building of the newly created PWD Division at Gensi.



Governor urges  Scouts and Guides to prepare to meet any challenge

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today advised the Scouts and Guides to prepare themselves to meet any challenge in future. He was addressing at the 15th Rajya Puraskar Award giving ceremony held at Raj Bhawan here today. Governor gave away the Rajya Puraskar, highest State Level Scouts and Guides award to 46  Guides and 39 Scouts on the occasion.

The Governor said that today’s youth and students are the architects of the future India. “In the age of moral turmoil and depletion of values, the social fabric has been weakened. Channelizing the energy and enhancing the capabilities of the youth for the task of nation building is necessary. The purpose of the Scouts and Guides Movement is to facilitate the young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals to become a responsible citizen. It is a very important movement which aims to channelize the latent potential, capacity and genius of the youth to realise their own strengths and capabilities,” he said.

Governor, while advising the scouts and guides said that the youth must appreciate the richness and diversity of their culture and imbibe their age-old values of truth, tolerance and respect for all, in particular for their parents, teachers and elders and the Mother Nature. Youth must inculcate in themselves love and duty for Motherland, reverence for traditions and perspective for change.

Governor, who was impressed by the exhibition stall of photographs and trophies depicting scouting activities in Arunachal Pradesh and cultural presentation, expressed his hope that those activities will help the younger generation in building a strong bond with their age-old traditions and cultural heritage. He emphasized that Scouts and Guides be trained in continuous manner in various other fields like Disaster Management, traffic rules, awareness against Opium de-addiction and these activities are included in the extra curriculum activities of school syllabus. He also stressed that more schools be involved and Scouts and Guides movement should be equally proactive in the border district of the State.

The next Rajya Puraskar ceremony venue should be in one of the border district of Arunachal Pradesh, he added.

Earlier, Director School Education T Taloh who is the State Chief Commissioner for Bharat Scouts and Guides and BP Gupta, SOC (Scouts) informed that scouting movement started in Arunachal Pradesh way back in 1948 and at present it has a total enrolment of about approximately 20,000  cadets and adult learners. There are 777 units covering nearly 350 schools and colleges in addition to 50 more private educational institutions.

In the award ceremony, Scouts and Guides of presented First Aid Demonstration. Scouts and Guides of Hornbill English Medium School, Itanagar, Arunodaya Government Higher Secondary School, Ganga gave a colourful cultural presentation.

Parliamentary Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs, Wangki Lowang, Col. S.A. Patil, CO, NCC Battalion, Naharlagun, officials of School Education and State Bharat Scouts and Guides organisation, scouts and guides from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh attended the function. PRO to Governor



PPA seeks report on Govt assets in other states

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today urged the Congress Govt to disclose before the public of the state, the actual status of Arunachal Bhavan at Wasi in Navi Mumbai, the utilization details of the upfront money received from the US roof, action taken against the company for violating the terms of reference, total space to be allotted for Arunachal out of the multistoried building and also the justification for allotting the prime land to the developers.

The Party President Nikh Kamin  lambasted the ruling Congress regime for, what he said, mortgaging the prime land at Salt Lake meant for Arunachal Bhavan in Kolkata to private builders at a throw away price. Alleging secret dealing with the Real estate Mafias which the party said  caused huge losses to the State exchequer as the standard laid down procedures like competitive bidding process through open advertisement was intentionally avoided, Kamin said  “although the then Chief Secretary had suggested for realization of Rs 10 crore to the state exchequer as upfront fee, the present Govt. turned down the suggestion on the ground that the Salt Lake area does not fall under prime location.”

Kamin further stated that many other lands allotted to Arunachal Govt. by different other state Govts for establishment of Arunachal Bhavans and guest Houses for its inhabitants serving, studying and receiving treatments outside of the state are not safe. He further urged the Govt. to prepare a status report of all the assets that belong to the state of Arunachal and tell the public whether the Govt. has any vision plan for judicious use of the assets in public good. Kamin revealed that PPA would make several people-friendly policies and programmes, if it comes to power, so that the valuable assets such as land and buildings of the state do not remain unused or underutilized.



Sarok festival begins with fanfare

SEPPA, Jan 10: The 38th Sarok Festival celebration of AKA (KORO) community of East Kameng began yesterday at Yangsey (Bana) with much fanfare and traditional favour. Sarok is celebrated to pray mother earth for welfare of mankind as a whole and to do away with evil spirit. Sarok according to them is the supreme authority of the living things exist on earth.

DC Tarin Dakpe, addressing the inaugural function of the festival, stressed on the need to maintain tradition and culture with originality. “You can opt any religion but should maintained culture,” he added.  He also congratulated the AKA cultural troupe which represented   Arunachal Pradesh in America last year.

Talking about Arunachal Trans-Highway, he said that without communication, development is not possible for which he appealed the people of Bana to let the road construction works taken up timely and smoothly keeping in view the welfare of the future generations. “We have lot of potentials for agriculture and horticulture and Bana will be the gateway if road communication is there,” he added. He also appealed the people to co-operate with district administration for establishment of Army HQ at Bana. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tachi Taku, Chairman EKSWCO highlighted the objective of the organization. He said the sole objective of the EKSWCO is for unity and integrity of four tribes residing in East Kameng. He called upon the four tribes, namely, Nyishi, AKA (KORO), Sajalong and Puroik to participate in celebration of one another festival together. He also asked the people to understand the concept of religion and festival and appealed them not to avoid festival in the name of religion as festival is an identity of every tribe.

Tani Loffa, local MLA cum Chief Patron of the celebration observed that the mindset, living pattern of the people and system of celebration were improving and lot more required to do so. He said that in the month of January, food and drinks are taken in the name of Sarok for prosperity and wellbeing.

Kaji Kora folk dance was the attraction of the day which is a part of every festival and important occasion for AKA tribes. Earlier DC hoisted the flag of Sarok festival followed by Sarok anthem. DIPRO



District task force meeting held

YUPIA, Jan 10: DHS, Yupia conducted a one day District Task Force Meeting on IPPI alongside District Level School Health Programme (SHP) stakeholders Meeting at Deputy Commissioners Conference Hall today.

The meeting was chaired by ADC, Papum Pare and attended by the members of the District Task Force and stakeholders SHP.

Dr. S. Ronya, DMO Papum Pare briefed the house about the aims and objectives of the meeting and informed that the IPPI campaign in the District was a huge success in the last 3 quarters. He further opined that with further efforts the DHS can increase the immunization percentage from current 84 % coverage to 92 % coverage by the end of coming financial year.

Dr T. Takum, SMO (WHO), through power point presentation presented the logistic information and reviews of the performances of IPPI in the district to the house present and also emphasized the need to sustain the polio free status. Later he also conducted IPPI Workshop to all the members of IPPI Programme.

This was followed by a power point presentation by Dr. Kipa Tuglik, DRCHO Papum Pare on School Health Programme where he sought the co-operation of DDSE and Deputy Director (ICDS), Papum pare for successful implementation of the SHP and WIFS programme in the district.

In his statement he also informed that DHS has already conducted training and provided IFA (Iron Folic Acid) and bi-annual de-worming tablets to the school nodal teachers and Angwanwadi Centers for distributing it to the students as per the SHP guidelines.

The chairperson of the meeting, ADC Papum Pare has assured to provide every possible support from his office and also urged the members present to extend their co-operation and make the IPPI campaign and SHP a huge success.



Consumer awareness campaign cum product demonstration held at Yingkiong

Yingkiong, Jan 10: In continuation of its effort to educate the common consumers of East and Upper Siang district, the Department of Legal Metrology & CA, East/Upper Siang Districts is organizing an Exhibition cum consumer awareness campaign in Community Hall, Yingkiong for two days from 10th January 2014.

Attending the inaugural function, T. Pertin, Sub-Divisional Officer, Yingkiong suggested traders to maintain healthy relation with the consumers by selling genuine products at competitive rates so as to keep up their business. At the same time, he also appealed consumers not to buy the products without making full payment since traders depends on nominal margin offered by the manufacturers.

While disclosing availability of redressal machinery as well as infrastructure in Upper Siang District for the protection of consumer, he informed that 2 cases of consumer grievances have been disposed off last year. He also dwelt at length on various provisions of consumer protection Act, 1986 which has been designed specifically for the protection of consumers.

T. Mitkong, CO who deals matters related to Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs for Upper Siang District asked trading community of the District to keep the consumers under their confidence by selling only quality or branded products with standardized marks like ISI, Agmarks etc. They should look for the safety of the consumer first and then to earn for their livelihood, he added.

Earlier, K. P. Tago, Asstt. Controller cum DCPO, department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, East/Upper Siang District in his key note address highlighted the objectives of the campaign.

While expressing the problems faced by the department for not having a unit in Upper Siang District, he assured to visit the district as frequently as possible to interact with both traders and the consumers for healthy growth of consumerism in the district and also to ensure that consumer get commodities in competitive price.

Informing that the exhibition will continue for two days, he asked participants to send their family, friends and neighbor to visit the demonstration as displayed on various consumer interests like product imitation, imported goods, use of unauthorized stickers, food adulteration , discount sale, LPG, manipulation in weighment or measurement etc.

PRI members, HoD, traders and student attend the inaugural function.

Hundreds of students and public visited the exhibition on first day today. We expect rest of the people of Yingkiong Township and neighbouring places will visit tomorrow, said ACLM K. P. Tago.



Juvalia & You readies to swamp jewellery market of Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Juvalia & You, the India's leading fashion jewellery and accessories brand shared its success story in regards to Arunachal Pradesh market since its launch in the last quarter of 2013. In an impressive event held at Hotel Moomsie today the brand celebrated the success with its patrons and launched its spring collection that is a melange of mint fresh jewellery and accessories that blend detail and style effortlessly. From statement necklace, earrings, bracelets to hair accessories and bags, Juvalia & You has got it all covered to spell bind jewellery lover with its new range of designs.

With its considerably popular e-commerce vertical all across the country, its direct selling business has effectively pulled off 80 percent of the overall business in the last one year. With deepening penetration in Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Bangalore and North East markets, the brand has opened up new markets for its direct selling business in prominent regions of Arunachal like Itanagar. The company has achieved a network of over 650 stylists (direct sellers) from the state within a span of 3 months. Speaking on the occasion Mahesh Khanna, director sales, Juvalia & You informed that company is rapidly spreading its network in Arunachal. He further shared in details about company and its objective of expanding business in North East region.

Chaitanya Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Juvalia & You India shared, "We are glad to expand our footprints in the market of Arunachal Pradesh where women have shown great performance over the period of the last three months. It's an opportunity for the brand to reach out to the emerging markets like Itanagar, where women exhibit inherent entrepreneurial skills. Their inclination towards creativity helps them understand the essence of unique designs of jewellery.” He further stated, "With this significant passion amongst women, we are set to achieve double digit growth in the market over the next quarter. We are further willing to extend inevitable support to existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in the region in order to help them flourish and take their business to new heights."

Juvalia & You, has been extensively following unique marketing strategies since the beginning which include their combination of ATL & BTL activities like Mall activations through pop-up retailing, product placements across leading GE - General Entertainment Shows on channels like Sony, Star, NDTV Good Times, Colors etc. and hosting Style shows across nook and corner of the country to propagate the Direct Selling Business. It is the first international fashion jewellery brand to be launched in India and intends to be India's largest and finest fashion accessories brand in the future.



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No salary for the last one year

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to request to the state government to release the salary of contractual staffs of Panchayati Raj Institutions which has not been paid for the last 10 months. It was very difficult to survive for such a long time without getting salary. We spent whole 2013 with empty pocket.

Therefore, I request to the concern department to release the salary of contractual staffs of Panchayati Raj Institutions as soon as possible, so that they can celebrate this New Year with their dear one in happy mood.


Kripa Ram, Ziro



MOU signed and forgotten

Dear Editor,

About ten years ago our village Shergaon had signed an MOU with paramilitary force SSB for establishment of headquarters in the village. Accordingly we allotted vast area of land to authority amid grand musical and traditional events marking successful signing of agreement with the hope that there will be developmental activities in the village. Rejoiced people were hopeful of several opportunities like business and job.

But such is our defense system that till now there is no erection of foundation stone and few SSB personnel’s are staying in the village. However had it been a MOU signed for hydro power projects than picture would have been different because it is beneficial agreement for both the parties. In defense individual is not benefitted rather entire nation is protected. The government should never compromise or negotiate when it comes to national security related projects. I would like to pray to the people in power of SSB and Government for early inception of project, which will be a major defense infrastructure.


Norbu Thungon






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Mushrooming of NGOs not good for state

In the last couple of years Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed mushrooming of NGOs both registered and unregistered. The majority of unregistered organizations off late have become headache for the state. These so-called pressure groups instead of being partner in development have become biggest threat. Not a single month passes off without bandh call from these pressure groups. They often claim to be fighting for the cause of ordinary citizens but in reality they have agenda of their own.

Today majority of organizations have become blackmailer. These groups make round of various govt. offices, files RTI and instead of exposing wrong doing they negotiates with corrupt officials to cover up everything. When their negotiation goes wrong they use bandh call as tool to pressurize the wrong doers thereby harassing poor citizens. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday while attending second foundation day of the Changtum Butte Charitable Society (CBCS) at Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar stated that only few of NGOs are genuinely working for the cause of the people. It shows that govt. is very much aware about wrong activities of NGOs. It’s time they come down hard on such organizations and union who creates trouble by declaring unnecessary bandh calls.