ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Taking serious note of the influx of outsiders to Arunachal Pradesh
without valid Inner Line Permit (ILP), Arunachal Pradesh Police has decided to conduct
intensive drive for checking of ILP throughout the state.
“A few instances have come to the notice of the authorities that people from outside
Arunachal Pradesh have entered into the state without valid Inner Line Permit. There
is a legal requirement that any person who is not from Arunachal Pradesh, while entering
the state, is required to have an ILP,” Inspector General of Police (Law and Order)
Satyendra Garg said in a press statement.
He instructed Superintendents of Police of all the districts to ensure that anybody
who is not a bonafide resident of Arunachal Pradesh must have a valid ILP to enter
the state. Check gate police staff will ensure compliance of ILP requirements, he
“APP will ensure that all those entering state must be bonafide residents of Arunachal
Pradesh or have valid ILPS.”
Police will also check every vehicle, including those with red beacons and security
pilot/escort vehicles, while entering the state. Police officials not carrying out
these instructions strictly will be departmentally dealt with,” he said.
He informed that the department has already initiated action against those officials
who allowed persons from adjoining states travelling in a vehicle with red beacon
and security vehicles recently to enter into the state,” he added.
Guest House for workers inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Much to the delight of the workers/labour class in the state, the
Arunachal Pradesh State Labour Guest house was today inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh
Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam in a
simple but impressive function held at T.T Plant, 'O' point Itanagar.
With the opening of the labour guest house in the heart of Capital Complex the accommodation
problem for working class would be solved especially who come to Itanagar for medical
and other official purposes. Inaugurating the guest house Sonam informed that the
guest house is specially meant for the workers who come from outside for various
proposes and face lodging problem in the city.
“Workers are the backbone and nation builder, they deserve better accommodation and
lodging facilities wherever they go” the chairman added.
Secretary APB & OCWWB -cum- Director I.T S.D Sarker sought full cooperation from
the workers’ union and requested for proper utilization of the guest house. He also
termed the guest house as gift to the working class. All Arunachal Pradesh Workers
Union Working President Changma Tajo while welcoming the initiated lauded Tuki government
for sanctioning and helping the workers.
ESM brings weekly news roundup
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The Eastern Sky Media (ESM), the first electronic news agency in
Arunachal Pradesh, has decided to present weekly roundup of news through local cable
The news roundup would be telecast during 8 to 8.30 pm on every Sunday covering all
the happenings of the previous week. The program edited and prepared by its Delhi
desk would present news, views with quality video footage of the state from around
Legal services clinic opens in Yupia
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has opened a Legal
Services Clinic at District and Sessions Court Building, Yupia yesterday.
Yupia apart, there will be two more such clinics at Lumla and Changlang. These clinics
are being opened throughout the state under the initiative of National Legal Services
Authority to provide legal services to all eligible legal aid applicants in the nature
of legal counseling, mediations including drafting and conveyancing and preparation
of applications to the authorities.
While inaugurating the clinic, District and Session Judge (Yupia) cum Member Secretary,
Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Budi Habung called upon the participants
to make people aware of such free legal services under the state authority.
The programme was attended among others by Kardak Ete, Additional Advocate General,
Dani Belo, Under Secretary, Law and OSD, APSLA, H Kashyap, CJM Yupia, Uttam Deka,
Principal, Arunachal Law Academy.
Polo Park cleaned up
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Continuing their untiring efforts to make Capital Complex a better
place to live in, the volunteers of “Green Pioneers” today in collaboration with
Department of Tourism carried out a clean-up drive at Polo Park, Naharlagun, one
of the important public parks in the capital city.
Large number of volunteers including, students, officers and local youths of area
turned up and reached at the venue at 7 am onwards. The “Green Pioneers” has been
inspiring the denizens of capital complex with their dedication and sincerity to
keep the city clean.
The volunteers cleaned up the entire park which was accumulated with heaves of garbage
and burnt the collected garbage later.
Meanwhile, Secretary Tourism Sonam Chombey, who visited the clean drive, lauded the
‘Green Pioneers’ members for doing such noble work and encouraged them to keep up
the good work.
R-Day volleyball competitions held
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The final matches of the circle level volleyball competitions of
Banderdewa circle for both men and women were held at Banderdewa today.
Dolikoto team defeated Karsingsa Yangfo team 3-0 in Men’s category while Karsingsa
Yangfo Team defeated Karsingsa Women Team 3-1 in women’s category of the competition.
Banderdewa Anchal Chairperson Kipa Yaji and Banderdewa CO Pama Bagang witnessed the
The competition was organized under the initiative of Banderdewa circle officer as
part of the 65th Republic day celebration.
AdiSU calls 3 Siang dists. bandh
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: All Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has called 24-hour bandh in three
Siang districts on January 31 in protest against the proposed ‘illegal’ and ‘arbitrary
public hearing for 27000 MW Lower Siang Hydro-Electric Project (LSHEP) as well as
to register its strong protest against big dams on Siang River.
AdiSU and various organizations have been demanding cancellation of the proposed
public hearing on January 31 on various legal grounds.
Students allege illegal earth cutting in school campus
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Alleging illegal earth cutting in the newly parking shed of Govt.
Higher Secondary School compound here by some unknown persons, the Student Welfare
Committee (SWC) has cautioned the persons responsible to stop it immediately.
MMPVY misused, says AAPPTU
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Union (AAPPTU) has claimed
that the ambitious scheme ‘Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojana’ (MMPVY) is being
misused by the beneficiaries as the vehicles are being used for their personal leisure
rather than its original purpose.
In its letter to the chief minister, the union stated that because of the easily
removable logo in the vehicle, it is being misused and not catering to its original
purpose of being a tourist taxi.
Other states like Assam, one can easily distinguish tourist cabs and private vehicles
as the tourist cabs bear permanent logos of the particular scheme and also that they
sport yellow number plates, it suggested in its representation.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: In the run up to the Republic Day celebration, the Gusar Circle
Area Students’ Union conducted a two-day mass social service cum meeting at Segi
(Gusar) HQ of Gusar Circle from Jan 24 last. Altogether 70 students participated
in the event.
Later, president, general secretary and social service secretary of the union briefed
about shouldering the responsibility of the society and to maintain peace and tranquility
in the union.
Khimyang gets a new bus
CHANGLANG, Jan 25: A H & Vety and Diary Development, Parliamentary Secretary Phosum
Khimhun today flagged off a new bus for the Changlang-Khimiyang route.
On the occasion, Khimhun informed that the reintroduction of the bus service has
been a demand placed by the people of the area. He expressed his happiness that the
commuters can avail the service of the bus which will start daily service after handing
it over to APST Department officially. He urged the panchayat leaders and public
to safeguard the property and co-operate with the transport department.
DC Changlang C Yadav lauded Khimhun for procuring the Bus from his MLALAD Fund and
informed the gathering that it is the first in the state where a Bus for public transport
has been procured from MLALAD. Yadav also reiterated that the smooth running of the
bus will depend on the co-operation of the public.
Senior Public Leader C Tekhil also appreciate Khimhun and the DC for providing the
much needed bus and assured all possible help from the public. The flagging off
ceremony was also attended by S P Changlang Vijay Kumar, ADC Isha Khosla, EAC Khimiyang
B Tarang, Asst Station Supt Simai, ZPM R Salnang, Panchayat leaders, public and officials
of Khimiyang Block. DIPRO
Annual NSS Spl. prog of GHSS held
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The Annual NSS Special programme 2013-14 was organized at Govt.
Primary School, 7D-Colony, Chimpu here by the NSS unit of Govt. Higher Secondary
School here yesterday.
In the programme, the NSS team conducted a mass social service in the school. Barbed
wire fencing was erected around the school campus, school surroundings were cleaned
and a flag hoisting platform was also constructed in the premise. The colony approach
road was also repaired.
The role of NSS volunteers toward nation building activities as well as the motto
of NSS ‘Not me but you’ was imparted to the gathering. The programme was also attended
by the SMDC of the school, teachings staffs and students of the school. The programme
was coordinated by T Dulom, programme officer of NSS unit, Govt. Hr Sec School.
ALWS conference held
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The first ever general conference cum meet of All Liyak Welfare
Society (ALWS) was held at Chambang Liyak village, Seppa recently.
Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB)
chairman Jalley Sonam and West Bameng Anchal Chairperson Rai Riang were chief guest
and guest of honour.
The conference-cum-meet chaired by Dobing Liyak Sonam, who is also the chairman of
All Liyak Welfare Society (ALWS), has adopted several resolutions for socio-economic
upliftment of the society.
The programe witnessed various cultural programmes, story telling, tour programme
PM CTA visits Tawang
TAWANG, Jan 25: The Sikyong (Prime Minister) of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
Dr. Lobsang Sangay was given a warm welcome by Minister Tourism and RWD, Pema Khandu
with traditional garlanding of ‘Khatak’ (scarps) on his arrival at Urgen Sangpo Helipad,
Tawang. Deputy Commissioner Tawang Abhishek Dev, ZPC Jambey Tsering and SP Tawang
along with other host of public leaders received Dr. Lobsang and his entourage at
the Civil Helipad.
En-route to the district head quarter, the Sikyong made a pilgrimage visited to Jamyang
Choekhorling Monastery and the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama – Tsangyang Gyatso
at Urgelling in Tawang.
On arrival at Galden Namgey Lhatse the Dr. Lobsang along with Pema offered their
prayers and paid reverence to the 27ft high Golden Buddha.
Later in the day, a private meeting between the Sikyong and the Tibetans was held
at Zomkhang hall which was roughly attended by about 200 Tibetans settled in Tawang.
The state guest extended his heartfelt gratitude to the Chief Minister Nabum Tuki,
Pema Khandu and in general the people of the State for the love and support rendered
to the Tibetan community in Arunachal Pradesh. “I had never imagined that I would
be in a position to visit Arunachal in such a brief time, I couldn’t have made the
visit possible if it was not for the effort taken by Pema”, said the Sikong of CTA.
Dr. Lobsang is on a weeklong tour to Arunachal Pradesh will be visiting various Tibetan
settlements in Arunachal Pradesh viz. Tenzingang, Miao and Tezu on 27th, 29th and
30th January respectively. He is also scheduled to visit Bomdila, Khalaktang and
After the Sikyong’s tour in Arunachal Pradesh, he will also attend the Tibet Festival
in Guwahati starting Feb 2. Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama
is will also attend the festival, who will be accompanied by Tourism and RWD Minister
Pema Khandu, who is also the chairman of the festival organising committee.
Arunachal celebrates National Voters Day
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Along with the rest of the country, the 4th National Voters Day
(NVD) was celebrated throughout Arunachal Pradesh in a befitting manner today. The
theme for the 4th NVD is Ethical Voting. National Voters Day is started from 25 January
At Itanagar, the NVD was celebrated at Banquet Hall here. The programme was organized
by the DEO Papum pare district.
Addressing the august gathering on the occasion Chief Secretary, GoAP, H.K. Paliwal
said that vote is the most effective tool of the people to participate in the democratic
process of the country. It is a constitutional right of every citizen of the country
to participate in election process and it is duty of every citizen to vote in every
election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race,
caste, community, language or any inducement, he added.
He appealed the people not to underestimate the value of their votes and never to
sell the votes during election time due to inducement or fear. He also urged the
young voters to use their vote in a more responsible manner to create a progressive
and developed nation. He further said that voters’ percentage in Arunachal has always
been encouraging and efforts should make to achieve 90 per cent turn out of voters
in next assembly election, which will be possible only through proper motivation
and awareness on value of votes.
Chief Electoral Officer C B Kumar in his address said the main aim of the day is
to encourage young voters to enroll themselves in electoral roll, to participate
in the election process of the country and to spread awareness among voters. He requested
the voters to vote ethically. The CEO also lauded the district administrations for
successful completion of Electoral Roll process and said that shortly final state
electoral roll is going to be published. He further said that no ineligible voters
should be encouraged to vote during election, persons having proper EPIC should cast
their votes without any fear or inducement.
DC Capital Sanjay Goel also urged the people to use their vote in free and fair
manner and said that every vote play a vital part in democracy and it helps in better
governance. Later on H K Paliwal felicitated 22 best Booth Level Officers (BLOs)
and handed over PVC cards to 6 new young voters. Dr. Ligu Tacho who attended the
function as special invitees distributed prizes to the winners of essay writing competitions.
T T Gamdik Commissioner GA and other senior Govt high officials, students of various
schools attended the programme.
At Ziro, the 4th National Voter’s day was celebrated at Abotani hall, Ziro. Speaking
on the occasion Dr (Fr) Pulson Veliyanoor, Principal St. Claret College said that
the ability, vision and passion of the youths and their right choice of leader can
accelerate development of the country.
Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete read out the message from V.S Sampat, Chief Election
Commissioner and also administered the National Voter’s day pledge. Prizes were also
distributed to winners of essay writing competition held on the occasion. Best BLOs
and new voters were also felicitated. The progamme was also attended among others
by Nending Chatung, SDO-cum-ERO, T R Topu EAC, Hibu Tama, Principal, Govt. higher
secondary school, heads of departments, panchayat leaders, BLOs and school children.
At Pasighat, East Siang DC cum DEO Nidhi Srivastava administered NVD pledge to
the people in front of her office on the occasion. She also highlighted the importance
of the NVD celebration since its inception.
Out of 1463 new voters in the district, many young who attained 18 years of age have
been enrolled in the electoral rolls so far and the DEO handed over few EPICs to
many of the young voters on the occasion. “Such government initiative is expected
to give the youths a sense of empowerment, pride and inspire them to exercise their
franchise. They would come to realize the importance of their voting rights and the
values associated with it,” added Srivastava before administering the pledge. She
awarded cash prize along with certificates to Badal Chandra Dey, Head Assistant (Election)
and four BLOs for their meritorious services on the occasion.
At Daporijo, DC cum DEO Tahang Taggu urged upon all present in celebration of NVD
to create awareness amongst people for maximum enrolment of eligible voters and also
enhancement of voters’ turnout during election. Participation of people in the electoral
process is very essential for success of democracy, he said and read out CEC’s message
on NVD and administered NVD pledge to all present. Earlier Orin Lego, ERO(HQ) briefed
the objective of the day and also narrated the ongoing SVEEP-II campaign for voters
education and ethical voting. Amongst others, Gyati Taji, ADC (HQ) also spoke on
the occasion. Govt staff including BLOs and newly enrolled electors were present
on the occasion.
At Leporiang, the National Voters Day was celebrated in befitting manner with participation
of Circle Officer cum AERO, Hage Tarung along with the Booth Level Officers, panchayat
leaders, general public, government staffs and the new voters. The newly registered
voters were felicitated by the concerned BLO.
At Khonsa, Tirap Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Kamlesh Joshi
explained the main purpose of celebrating the voters day. He said that the young
citizens should understand the value of their votes and compulsorily enroll their
names in the electoral roll. He administered the voters pledge to the participants
and read out the message of the CEC of India and gave away the prizes for essay,
drawing and quiz competition conducted to mark the voters day. Earlier, EAC and ERO
K. Tikhak highlighted the significance of the day and urged the people to elect only
those candidates who are honest and have clear image.
At Roing, the 4th National Voter’s Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at Multipurpose
Cultural Hall, New Colony. The first woman Everester of the North-East and a youth
icon, Tine Mena in her speech called upon the youths to know their voting rights
and exercise their voting without the influence of money, caste, creed and community.
Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Shiv Kumar has called upon the
voters to exercise their adult franchise fearlessly and freely. The DEO also administered
voters pledge to the voters present on the occasion.
Sandeep Kr Singh, Assistant Commissioner, W Tikhak, ERO cum ADC and M Dirchi, DPO
also spoke on the occasion. Students of JNV Roing presented a small but impressive
play on “Note aur Vote ka Rajniti” while students of VKV and Intaya Public School,
Roing presented patriotic songs on the occasion.
At Aalo, the NVD was celebrated with participation of HoDs, SFS College, Govt. Nehru
Memorial Higher Secondary School and BLOs at Gumin Kiin, Aalo. West Siang District
Election Officer M. K. Sahoo stressed on the importance of right to vote and generate
awareness among young eligible voters to enroll their names in the voter list. He
also administered voter’s pledge. Among others Moki Loyi, ADC Aalo, Gijum Tali DIPRO,
Principal SFS College, Moken Ete Principal Nehru Memorial Hr. Secondary School spoke
on the occasion. This day was also celebrated at different sub-divisions and circles
of the district.
Governor, CM urge DGBR for timely implementation of road projects
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Director General of Border Roads(DGBR) Lt Gen A T Parnaik called
on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan
The Governor, who recently toured remote places like Taksing and Kibithu, emphasized
on road connectivity to remote places like Taksing and Maza. He stressed on greater
coordination between the Projects, i.e. Vartak, Bramkank, Udayak and Arunank Project
and use of suitable machineries.
Underscoring that good roads are required for enhancing the quality of life and socio-economic
development of the people in remote areas, Governor stressed on expediting the road
projects and timely and proper implementation of projects in the state.
Lt. General A T Parnaik along with Chief Engineer Project Arunak, Commandant 756
Task Force and two other officers of BRO also called on the state Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki in his Niti-Vihar Bungalow this evening.
The DGBR gave a brief on various road infrastructure developments in the state and
the problems faced by the organization while construction of those roads.
The Chief Minister suggested on maintaining work calendar while executing connectivity
works. “Providing connectivity to all the border villages is a priority of my government”
Tuki emphatically said while assuring to extend all possible assistance in the BROs
He reiterated that land acquisition would not be a problem as the state machinery
has been sounded to expedite the process in terms of infrastructural development
of the state.
Lamenting over the poor maintenance of BRTF Roads, Tuki strongly reiterated the need
of better and all weather connectivity to various parts of the State from strategic
as well as socio-economic development point of view.
Tuki urged the DGBR to not to compromise with the quality of materials used for construction
of road. The Director General confidently said that the BRO has been doing all out
effort to expedite the road construction in the state and appreciated the CM and
the state government for lending logistic support wherever required. Chief Minister
assured all possible assistance from the State Government’s end.
The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary, Commissioner to CM and few other
officers from BRO and State Government.
Deepti Apang passes away
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Deepti Apang has passed away at Banskota, Pasighat early this morning.
Late Deepti, 50, was the wife of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang.
She was a social worker and served the Adi community in particular with her innovative
ideas to promote its rich culture and was conferred with lifetime North East PPL
award during the Independence Day celebration in 2011. Deepti (Boko) Apang, born
in Jiya village of Lower Dibang Valley district was nurtured and brought up under
care of retired Joint DSE T S Boko. She had also served the state in the police department.
As the news of her demise spread, a pall of gloom has descended in East Siang and
hundreds of dear and near thronged to her private residence at Banskota to pay their
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has expressed shock and
grief on the sudden demise of Deepti Apang.
In his condolence message to former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, Governor said that
Late Deepti Apang always took immense interest in showcasing the traditional art
and culture of the State. Joining the bereaved family members, Governor offered
prayers for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has deeply mourned the untimely and sudden demise of Late
Deepti Boko Apang.
In his condolence message addressed to former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, Tuki said
“It pains my heart to write to you at this moment of extreme grief. I humbly endure
to share with you the saddest times of your life though I know that it would be hard
to do so and ease the pain you and your family are going through”. Remembering late
Deepti Apang as a steward who inculcated cultural values to the younger generation
by promoting the rich cultural heritage of the state, Tuki admired her for being
an active social worker who had been working relentlessly for the welfare of women
folks. “She will be remembered forever by the people for her contributions as a social
worker, an educationist and a good human being,” Tuki said.
While extending solidarity with the family members, Tuki prayed Almighty God to
give enough strength to bear this irreparable loss.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Union Minister of State (Minority Affairs) Ninong
Ering, East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava, ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk
and councilors of PMC expressed their deep shock and grief at the demise of Deepti
Apang. In their condolences, they said Late Deepti was a very simple and loving personality
with amiable nature and served the people with utmost sincerity and dedication. They
prayed to Almighty for her eternal rest and for enough strength to the bereaved family
members to bear the loss.
The Lower Dibang Valley District Unit of Adi Baane Kebang has expressed deep shock
at the sudden demise of Deepti Apang. Her death has created a vacuum in Adi Society
particularly in woman wing of ABK as she was actively involved in many social activities
of the unit. Late Deepti Apang was also instrumental in successfully organizing the
Golden Jubilee Baane Solung 2013 at Parbuk last year, the district unit said while
expressing solidarity with the bereaved family.
The Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) expressed
shock at the sudden demise of Deepti Apang.
In its condolence message, the IFCSAP said “she was a great visionary and dedicated
her life for the cause of the society, especially in the preservation, protection
and promotion of Donyi-Poloism and indigenous culture of the state. Her death is
a great loss for the entire people of Arunachal Pradesh, which will be difficult
to fill up.” The IFCSAP prayed to Almighty Donyi-Polo to give peace to her departed
soul and courage to the bereaved family.
“Late Deepti Apang was a prominent social worker who believed in preserving age-old
tradition and culture. Her death is a great loss to the society,” said AdiSU in
a condolence message. AdiSU team led by General Secretary visited the bereaved family
Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh also deeply mourned the death of Deepti Apang,
who was the President of Sanskar Bharati Pashighat unit cum multi-talented artist
of Arunachal Pradesh. Expressing deep shock over the death, which is a great loss
for the organization, the Sanskar Bharati prayed Almighty Donyi Polo that her soul
may rest in peace.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal
Pradesh and PPA also mourned the demise of Deepti and conveyed their condolences
to the bereaved family. Her last rites will be performed at Pasighat tomorrow.
(With inputs from Pasighat DIPRO)
AAPKU laments delay in releasing flood relief
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Kishan Union (AAPKU) has expressed strong
resentment over delay in releasing flood relief to the affected farmers of Hollongi
According to the Union, a joint survey to assess the properties lost/damaged in the
flash flood by the affected people was conducted by a committee comprising Balijan
ADO, Yupia DDMO, JE PWD, EE PWD (Highway) led by EAC Balijan following instruction
from Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner and detailed report submitted. The final spot
verification should have been conducted within September 15, 2013. But the same has
not been done till date, the union lamented.
The union along with the affected farmers/villagers and Lower Balijan ZPM called
on the Papum Pare DC recently and appealed him to expedite the process for releasing
relief to the affected people at the earliest.
The flash-flood in the first week of August, 2013 reportedly caused heavy damage
to the properties of farmers of Hollongi downstream. Dumping of soil in the upper
catchment area of Hollongi River after cutting earth for development of the ongoing
four-lane highway project has caused the flash-flood, the union claimed.
CM keeps promises, inaugurates development projects at Kimin
KIMIN, Jan 25: Promises are meant to be kept - thus proved Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
when he inaugurated the newly constructed Sub-Divisional Office building at Kimin
in Papum Pare district today. He had laid the foundation stone of the said office
on January 2, 2012 during one of his first tours after assuming office of the Chief
Fulfilling another promise, he also inaugurated the newly constructed Circuit House
at Kimin, which arguably is one of the best so far in the state. With funding from
TFC 2011-12 the state PWD has done a remarkable job in judicious utilization of an
amount of Rs 2 crore. The two storied building is fully furnished with RRM and compound
walls with cement concrete pavements.
The Chief Minister and local legislator Nabam Rebia, who is also the Planning Parliamentary
Secretary, were all praises for the department and its officials for completing the
well-designed building in record time.
Later in the day, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of the much needed
Steel Bridge over River Panyor at Komasaki near Kimin, that when completed will connect
Jumi village with Kimin and rest of the world. At present an old hanging bridge is
in place but is not motorable. According to a senior citizen of the area, the bridge
was in demand for the last 10-12 years.
The bridge project is being taken up with NABARD funding under RIDF at an estimated
amount of Rs 7 crores by the Department of Rural Works (Poma Division). The steel
truss single span with RCC deck bridge of 80 mtrs is supposed to be completed within
24 months. However, the Chief Minister directed the executing agency to complete
the bridge within 15 months, which was in principle agreed upon on the spot. He also
assured the villagers that the approach roads to the bridge would be taken up on
priority and completed within the said 15 months so that connectivity eluding the
area is established at the earliest.
Addressing an impressive gathering of village folks, officers, panchayat leaders
and gaon buras on the banks of Panyor River – also known as Ranganadi – Tuki reiterated
that the state government is committed to the development of each and every corner
of Arunachal Pradesh. He congratulated the people of Doimukh constituency (under
which Kimin falls) for having the best of facilities in comparison to other parts
of the state.
“You are going to have the first ever airport of the state. You are getting the
first ever railway connectivity in the state. Even the existing airport (Lilabari)
and railway line (Harmuty) are nearest to you. You have one hydro power project (by
NEEPCO) coming up. You are all lucky….,” he observed and added, “You are also lucky
to have a legislator like Nabam Rebia, who has been instrumental in bringing development
unseen earlier in his constituency!”
Tuki, while commending the availability of usable land in the area, observed that
Kimin and its adjoining areas could be well developed as an industrial estate. He
assured that if people want and offered sufficient land he would go ahead with his
idea. And to begin with he offered to establish a thermal power plant in the area
that would not only meet power demands of the citizens but also feed the industrial
establishments that would come up in years to come.
Also present on the occasion were Parliamentary Secretary Nabam Rebia, Deputy Chief
Councilor of Itanagar Kipa Babu, former MLA of the area Ngurang Pinch, Zilla Chairperson,
Panchayat leaders, officials of the district administration and other departments,
officials of ITBP and people from neighboring Assam.
‘Concrete tourism policy is required to increase tourist flow’
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The policy makers must come up with some concrete policy on tourism
and have strong will to implement them for development of the sector in Arunachal
Pradesh, said Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete.
Ete was addressing the valedictory function of the three days special National Tourism
Day observation at Ziro. Ngunu Ziro, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism,
Lower Subansiri district and Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) observed the day
by conducting training workshop for the local tour guides, nature guides and homestay
operators based at Ziro.
Terming Ziro as a promising hill station in view of the two-lane highway and Advance
Landing Ground (ALG) under construction at present, Ete exhorted the people to gear
themselves up for the increase in the tourist flow in the coming years. Hydropower
development in the state should be in sync with tourism development, he said.
Responding to a request from the participants to ban hunting in Ziro Valley, the
Deputy Commissioner told that the government has banned issue of gun licences now.
Guns, as such are not issued for hunting purpose and so using them for hunting is
illegal, he said. He asked the community members to bring to the notice of the authority
any hunting activity in the area.
The Superintendent of Police urged the homestay operators, hotel owners and tour
operators to keep the local police informed about the tourists arriving in the district.
Tater Mize, District Tourism Officer, Ziro said that special arrangements need to
be made to promote the local tour operators and local transporters in the district.
Dr. Tage Kanno, representing FGA urged the trainees to utilize the knowledge gained
during the training. Informing that a team is shortly visiting Ziro in connection
with its inclusion in the Tentative List for World Heritage Site, he urged all to
lend their hand in welcoming the team.
Resource persons for the training included OkenTayeng of Abor Country Tours & Expedition,
Shishir Adhikary of Help Tourism and other tour operators and tour guides of Ziro.
The course content emphasized on promoting responsible tourism and equipped the trainees
with all aspects of hospitality. They were briefed about the general knowledge about
the people and place of Ziro as well flora and fauna in the area.
Earlier on January 23, the training program was launched by the Deputy Commissioner
in the Shiva Linga of Kardo forest. The inaugural function was followed by tree-plantation
and a cleaning drive of the trek leading to the holy place by the students.
The function concluded with distribution of certificates to the trainees including
22 local tour guides and 7 couples as homestay operators.
Clean India-Arunachal campaign organized at Raneghat
PASIGHAT, Jan 25: Marking the National Tourism Day with rest of the nation today,
a ‘Clean India-Arunachal’ Campaign was organized today at Ranéghat, East Siang district
by East Siang based NGO ‘Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development Society’
(DEWFEDS) in association with District Tourism Office, Pasighat.
As Ministry of Tourism Government of India is aimed to undertake both sensitization
and action at field level on bringing our tourist destinations and their surroundings
to an acceptable level of cleanliness and hygienic stage, the ‘Clean India-Arunachal’
was an initiative to clean the tourist destination and keep it hygienic by the department
of tourism government of Arunachal Pradesh being sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism
Govt. of India. The Clean India-Arunachal Campaign was organized by a known registered
East Siang based NGO ‘Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development Society’ (DEWFEDS)
in association with District Tourism Office, Pasighat.
Attending the programme, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava urged the attendants
especially the students to keep the tourist places like Raneghat and Komlighat tidy
and hygienic so that tourists would find these places worth visiting.
Earlier, District Tourism Officer, Nuyee Talong in his address highlighted the importance
of keeping tourist destinations tidy and hygienic so as to attract more tourists
in days to come.
Chief Councilor, Pasighat Municipal Council also spoke on the occasion and urged
the students to advice their fellow beings not to throw any unhygienic and polluting
materials along tourist spots like Ranéghat. He also said that, his municipality
is going to take up this clean drive seriously.
The programme was actively participated by 200 students of IGJ Govt. Hr. Sec. School,
ZPC East Siang Kaling Dai, District Art & Culture Officer Augusti Jamoh also attended
the programme. DEWFEDS, Chairman, Maksam Tayeng, Vice-Chairman Obang Tapak, Secy.
Resource Rajiv Tayeng and Secretary Kaling Panggeng monitored the activities.
Arunachal troupe, tableau all set to enliven R-day celebration
NEW DELHI, Jan 25: The people of Arunachal Pradesh join hands with people across
the nation to celebrate the country’s Republic Day at Rajpath on Sunday as part of
the R-Day children’s parade contingent and of the tableau show. The children parade
contingent of Arunachal Pradesh comprises 150 girl students from several government
schools in the Capital Complex will present the elegant graceful Rikam Pada dance.
They have been undergoing rigorous rehearsals under the aegis of the defence ministry,
the culture ministry, the NE Zone Culture Centre and the Arunachal Pradesh art and
Eminent art personality Bengia Tabb is the chief choreographer of the contingent,
ably assisted by Joram Rinya and Toko Rina. Bamang Loram is the chief musician. The
sequence of the Rikam Pada ballad is rendered in the voice of legendary artiste Taba
Yall Nabam and choir. Republic Day 2014 will be remembered as the first time that
children of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the ceremonial parade, and as an example
of celebrating the girl child, state art and culture director Mamta Riba Naksang
said. The famous Aji Lhamu dance of the Monpa-Sherdukpen communities of Tawang and
West Kameng districts, based on the story of triumph of good over evil, will also
find resonance at Rajpath in the form of a tableau which is being presented by the
contingent from Tawang led by Sange Phuntso and ten other girls and boys from the
communities. The tableau has been created and presented by the state IPR directorate
with New Delhi DRC KN Damo as coordinator.