Nishu Konia clinches title in Eastern India body building contest
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 05: Arunachalee body builders Mr Arunachal-2014 Nishu Konia (70 kg)
and 2nd runners up Raj Thakuri (75kg) clinched the honour in the 6th Eastern India
Body Building Championship-2015, giving a shocking surprise to about 80 competitors
and judges of the event.
Konia and Thakuri won gold and silver medal respectively in the 6th Eastern India
Body Building Championship-2015 held at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal on January
Arunachal Body Building Association (ABBA) president Abraham K Techi, who led the
eight-member team, informed this daily that the duo will take part in Mr India championship-2015.
"Wait and watch state body builders would prove their talent wherever they go,"
said coach Paklu Taipodia, who also runs the Rayhan Fitness Gym here.
Ering visits fire-ravaged Sine village
PASIGHAT, Jan 5: Member of Parliament (LS) Arunachal East, Ninong Ering along with
officers and local leaders visited the fire ravaged Sine village on Jan-2 last.
A massive fire had gutted more than 32 houses on Dec 8 last. Expressing sympathy
and concern for the victims, Ering assured every possible help and distributed CGI
sheets worth Rs.10 lakhs from his MPLAD in addition to Rs.1 lakh cash from his salary
as a special package to build temporary shelters. He also assured to sanction a water
reservoir in coming days to provide safe drinking water to the villagers. The MP
has expressed concern over repeated fire mishaps reported from various parts of the
state. He urged the Disaster Management Department to spread awareness on protective
measures to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in future. Ering appealed
the villagers to reconstruct their houses in modern methods instead of traditional
system. He asked the people to be in close liaison with the PRI leaders and administration
so that such incidents are to be tackled collectively following the traditional "Lamkang'
Later on Sunday, Ering reached far-flung Tarak village and took stock of the construction
works of the Dere (community house). He also sanctioned Rs 2 lakhs for a link road
from the village to BSNL tower. At Lokpeng village, the MP interacted with the villagers
and gave sanctioned Rs. 10 lakhs for the village Dere. DIPRO
Training on disability rehabilitation begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: The Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang today inaugurated
five days training on disability rehabilitation. Addressing a packed gathering, DC
Darang urged everyone to contribute their bit to make a difference in the lives of
the mentally challenged and differently abled people. He advised the womenfolk, who
turned up in large number, to learn and disseminate the knowledge gained from the
training programme in their respective areas.
Dr. Derin Likar, DRCHO speaking on the occasion said that the anganwadi workers,
ASHAs and the ICDS workers are the people who work at the grassroot level, so they
have a very important role in identifying persons with disabilities and to a large
extent can help in the rehabilitation of such people. Binapani Mahapatra, State coordinator
for mentally handicapped dealt in detail regarding the aims and objectives of the
The training programme starting today will conclude on 9th January. The training
is being held especially for ICDS staffs, students, parents and guardians, medical
practitioners and SSA teachers at Abotani Hall, Ziro. National Institute for Mentally
Handicapped, Hyderabad, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice
and Empowerment, GOI, in collaboration with GoAP is conducting the training. The
team from the institute would also conduct trainings at Raga and Yachuli on 6th Jan.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Darang interacted with the differently abled and the
mentally challenged residents of Mothers Home/ Achu Kuru at old Ziro on 4th Jan.
Terming the home as one of its kind in the entire state, the DC lauded the continuous
efforts of Tailyang Shanti in making a difference in the lives of the mentally challenged
people. He also donated blankets and sweets to the residents of the Home. He was
accompanied by DD, ICDS Jaya Jawal, CDPO Raga and faculty members from the National
Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Hyderabad. (DIPRO)
DC inaugurates Biometric enrollment
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: The Biometric enrollment for National Population Survey was inaugurated
in Ziro-Hapoli Township today with Kanki Darang, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri
being the first to be enrolled. District Coordinator-cum-DSO Nani Sambyo and the
EAC town magistrate Mokar Riba were present on the occasion. Darang advised the technicians
and authorities to complete the work sincerely and achieve a cent percent registration.
He also appealed to the public to register themselves in the various camps put up
across the township for the enrollment. (DIPRO)
WSDSCEDS concerned over illegal fishing
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: A team of West Siang District Socio-Culture and Economic Development
Society (WSDSCEDS) visited Kamba area today following reports of illegal fishing
using explosives and gill netting.
The society submitted a representation to Kamba ADC to ensure proper implementation
of the executive order issued by District Magistrate under 144 CrPC prohibiting illegal
fishing and hunting by non-conventional methods like using explosive, chemicals etc.
Meanwhile, the ADC has assured the team police patrolling in the river and also to
engage the HGBs and GBs to check the illegal fishing within his jurisdiction.
The society also entrusted one energetic youth of the area to create public awareness
on illegal fishing in and around Kamba and Kaying area to stop Illegal fishing and
ACS backs aspirants' fight against 'corruption'
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has extended its whole-hearted support
to the aspirants of APPSC examinations in their ongoing fight against the alleged
'corruption and nepotism' in 'Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission'.
ACS also extended its full support to aspirant Ujum Perying's proposed hunger strike
against the APPSC.
ACS demanded the concern authority to immediately fulfill the demand of the APPSC
aspirants, resignation of all the alleged members, re examination and exemplary punishment
to the alleged officials failing which ACS will launch democratic movement.
GSS Deed celebrates golden jubilee
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: The Government Secondary School (GSS) Deed, Lower Subansiri celebrated
its golden jubilee on December 29, 2014.
While unveiling the golden jubilee pillar, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kanki
Darang, advised the students to study hard to get the desired result and achieve
the goal in life. The Deputy Commissioner also released Golden Jubilee Souvenir named
An alumni and Chairman, Food Commission Toko Anil advised the students, Gaon Buras
and general public to keep always cordial relationship among them and work collectively
for well-being of the state and the nation as a whole.
Former minister Neelam Taram was also present on the occasion.
Deed primary school was established on July 25, 1964 and was the first school of
the area. It was upgraded to middle standard on July 23, 1985 and to secondary level
on September 20, 1991.
Meeting for security in banks at Ziro-Hapoli
ZIRO, Jan 05: A security sensitization meeting was held at the SP office Ziro today
to take stock of security related issues of banks in Hapoli and Ziro towns.
The meeting chaired by SP in-charge, DSP John Pada was attended by the bank managers
of Hapoli and Old Ziro and members of Apatani Youth Association (AYA).
It was disclosed in the meeting that most of the banks have no CCTV facility, guards
and other security facilities. Even basic security facilities were not installed
in some of the banks.
DySP Pada urged the banks to immediately deploy security personnel and install mandatory
security facilities for a bank at the earliest.
AYA president Taku Chatung requested all for adequate security facilities stating
that Ziro has been enlisted in the tentative list of World Heritage Site and is a
tourist hotspot. AYA also called for recruitment of the security personals from ex-servicemen
from the local area. It also appealed the SP Ziro to beef up security in and around
the banks for the security of banks as well as the common people.
The bank managers present acknowledged and assured to take up the matter at the earliest
with the higher authorities for security personnel, CCTV and other security facilities.
In the news item under the headlines "AAPSU supports hunger …" the word "Under Secretary"
was wrongly mentioned in place of "Deputy Secretary". The error is regretted.
AITF urges govt. to revamp Art and Culture dept.
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: The Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes' Forum (AITF) in a meeting
yesterday urged the state government to revamp the department of Art and Culture
involving local tribal cultural experts from all the ethnic tribes of the state.
Stressing the importance of establishing Community Heritage Villages by all tribes
of the state which would be of immense importance for the research scholars of tribal
arts and culture, the meeting resolved that it would be endeavour of the AITF to
establish-Arunachal Heritage Village representing all the ethnic tribes of the state
which would serve as the vehicle of Pan Arunachal Agenda.
Similarly, the Joint Action Committee on Boundary Affairs (JACBA) under the umbrella
of the AITF would take-up with the Government for re-vitalizing the department of
Boarder Affairs on the line of earlier resolutions, the meeting further resolved.
The meeting appreciated the multi-disciplinary dream project initiated by the Nyishi
Elite Society to preserve, promote and propagate the age old arts and cultural heritage
of the Nyishi community.
The meeting was presided over by Bengia Tolum and attended by presidents and general
secretaries of all the community based organizations (CBOs) of the state, like Nyishi
Elite Society (NES), Galo Welfare Society (GWS), Adi Bane Kebang (ABK), Tani Supun
Dukun (TSD), Idu-Mishmi Welfare Society (MWS) etc.
Governor, CM greet people on Si Donyi
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki extended good wishes to the people of the State on the
auspicious occasion of Si Donyi.
In his festival message, the Governor said that nature worshipping in various forms
of deities and spirits forms the basis of the religious belief of the indigenous
communities. Various religious prayers and ceremonies are conducted by offering animal
sacrifices in the belief of warding off evil spirits in the process and festival.
The Si-Donyi festival of Tagin Community signifies this belief. The community believes
that the omnipotent Si-Donyi as the supreme authority of the existence of life. The
rituals to invoke the blessing of Si Donyi are performed with grandeur and religious
fervour, which in turn has help in preserving the rich cultural aspects of the community.
The Governor expressed hope that the celebration will reinforce the splendid cultural
heritage and traditions of the State. On the festive occasion, the Governor wished
that the Tagin community would continue to preserve and promote the age-old tradition.
Joining all, especially members of the Tagin community, in the celebration, Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki offered his prayers to Si-Donyi to shower choicest blessings
on the people for prosperity, peace and good health.
In a festival message, Tuki reiterated that despite varied diversity, Arunachalees
are united and take pride in their indigenous cultural heritage.
"This cultural mosaic has to be maintained, preserved and propagated at all costs
while keeping intact our unity in diversity. I believe this celebration of Si-Donyi
would prove a major catalyst towards achieving this goal," he appealed, while calling
all, irrespective of faith, to join their Tagin brethrens in celebration of the festival.
ASF demands streamlining of ILP system to check crime
ITANAGAR, Jan 05: The Arunachal Students Federation (ASF) has suggested the Capital
Complex Deputy Commissioner to streamline the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system by replacing
the existing ILP books with Swipe Identity Card (SIC).
This SIC, if introduced, will not only help Police to monitor increasing crimes rate
easily but also help trace all fake ILP holders, ASF said in its letter to the Deputy
Commissioner. “We appeal to the State Government to change the ILP book system to
Swipe Identity Card and allow persons to enter into the state only after their ID
cards got swiped. Through this process the state police can easily monitor the Increasing
crime rate and fake ILP holders as well,” the ASF said.
“Besides, instruction should be given to the owners of all rent houses to collect
details of their tenants, including name, identity proof and pass-port size photo
etc, and submit the same to the authorities concerned. This will help police to trace
persons who flee the state after committing crimes,” ASF said.
Two line pass house with round-the-clock monitoring system in three check gates,
namely Bandardewa, Holongi and Gumto should be introduced to checking swipe Identity
cards. CCTV cameras should also be installed with proper lighting system in those
check gates, it said.
The ASF also demanded to check unauthorized issue of SIM cards in various shops.
Most of the criminals use such fake SIM cards issued by those shopkeepers, it claimed
and urged the Deputy Commissioner to proper action against the fake SIM card issuing
shopkeepers as well as telecom authority.
Mithi adopts Mayu-II as model village
ROING, Jan 5: Mukut Mithi, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) today adopted Mayu-II
Gram Panchayat segment, Roing as a Model Panchayat Segment under the Saansad Adarsh
Gram Yojana scheme.
As per the scheme, each Members of Parliament will adopt a village and nurture it
under his/her guidance to develop it into a model village in terms of health, cleanliness,
greenery and cordiality, etc. to serve as demonstration villages for the surrounding
areas to learn and replicate these efforts. Shiv Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Roing
along with M Dirchi, District Planning Officer and Heads of various departments accompanied
him and visited the village and interact with the panchayat members and villagers
at Rekoh, Keraah Village.
Shiv Kumar, DC informed that the base line survey of the adopted Gram Panchayat Segment
will be conducted within this week.
M Dirchi, DPO highlighted the villagers about the SAGY scheme and asked for their
cooperation and participation for successful implementation of the scheme in the
Drug addiction a pan arunachal malady: Who will bell the cat?
The benevolent creator created this beautiful earth for all the living creatures
to live in peace and happiness. He took care of every minute detail to ensure that
this beautiful world remained beautiful, free from the obnoxious smoke of hatred,
jealousy, greed and all such things that might potentially ruin the wonderful and
flawless creations of the great creator. But paradoxically, man being man, this beautiful
earth is going to be destroyed by man and not by any other forces thanks to his insatiable
greed, follies and fallacies. The contraband drugs like opium, brown sugar, cocaine,
heroin, cannabis, grass, LSD and what have you, had not been created by the great
creator but by man. Today, these dangerous and life-threatening drugs are spreading
like a wildfire across the globe. Sadly, this dangerous trend of drug abuse has reached
Arunachal Pradesh in a big way and many youth are already in grip of it to the extent
that today, the situation is indeed grim, to say the least. However, the saddest
part is that in Arunachal Pradesh drug is made to be known synonymous with opium
only which is far from the truth. Many youth in many places of our hitherto drug-free
state are today no longer interested in opium. They need a stronger kick for which
they have started taking brown sugar and other costly and dangerous addictive substances.
The infamous opium cultivation and addiction is concentrated not only in Tirap, Changlang,
Longding, Lohit, Anjaw, Upper Siang etc but drug addiction [other than opium] is
spread across the state. All the major towns including the non-descript and obscure
small towns have been affected. This is a sure recipe for a major disaster. The people
in our state tend to talk of only opium and not about the real threat; the other
dangerous drugs run by syndicates and organized mafias. As a matter of fact, opium
only renders the user dull and inactive whereas drugs like brown sugar make the addicts
violent and are bought at exorbitant prices. They also pose more dangers to the life
of the addicts.
During the erstwhile NEFA days, opium used to be distributed to the tribal people
in undivided Tirap district by the frontier administration through the Political
Assistants and Political Interpreters ostensibly to tame the ferocious tribesmen
who always carried weapons the moment they stepped out of their huts. The administration
was successful in a way because after taking opium the people became mild and non-violent.
However, in the distant past, the Noctes of Tirap district used opium more as a medicine.
I remember my father lovingly asking me to have puff or two or giving me a thread
of opium-stained cloth to chew during festivals to stabilize my stomach ache or any
tummy problem. Only a few people got seriously addicted to opium and the youth always
stayed away from it. Let us not depend on the administration and the Narcotics Control
Bureau of India to do away with this malady.
The mindset of the tribal people will have to change first and tackle the problem
themselves. The administration can only help. The Fathers, Pastors, missionaries
of different Churches, the Mullahs, the Pundits and all the religious preachers must
pitch in their services to address the problem instead of giving sermons endlessly
about the unknown and unseen God and the mysterious life after death. The society
must also wake up to the reality and make an honest effort to fight the menace tooth
and nail before it is too late. But today, the scenario in our state has changed
for the worse. In the past we used to hear about the Golden Triangle that was infamous
for drugs and arms trafficking. It was known as a dreaded place. However, to our
great chagrin and utter dismay, today, all the towns, big and small in Arunachal
Pradesh have become mini 'Golden Triangles.' The youth are merrily using the drugs
and the suppliers or the traffickers are roaming scot-free. As our youth are drugged
for good, the drug traffickers are laughing all the way to the banks. People say
that some security forces are involved in this abominable drugs racket. Who will
substantiate and ascertain this serious allegation? If indeed some security personnel
are involved then why are they not traced out and taken action?
In Tirap and Longding districts, there are scores of IRBN jawans who are addicted
to opium. These addicts should be identified and transferred out to save them from
certain ruins. The situation has become so pronounced and grim that only Police will
not be able to check the burgeoning menace. Special squads should be invariably constituted
to check and monitor the spread of the great malady threatening the lives of the
youth. The vulnerable places like schools, colleges, hostels, lonely places like
river banks, street corners, etc should be kept under the scanner of the 'special
squad.' In Tirap-Changlang-Longding most of the ultras take drugs. But the real traffickers
are yet to be identified. Even the route through which the drugs make their way to
places like Khonsa, Deomali, Longding etc are yet to be identified.
In fact, no one had so far made an attempt to find out the truth. Everybody is sitting
pretty thinking that all is hunky-dory and that all is well as the youth are drugged
and ruined. I am afraid the society will wake up only when the situation is too late
or when it is ruined beyond repair. It's sickening, to say the least that nobody
seems to be bothered by the dangerous scenario and some people only talk about opium
addiction blissfully skirting the larger issue; the youth getting addicted to brown
sugar, grass and other contraband drugs. We all are aware that the effect of drugs
is indescribable. The users lose sense and are in a different plane. I reckon most
of the car and bike accidents are due to excessive use of drugs or alcohol. Look
at some bikers on the busy road of Naharlagun-Itanagar. Look how they virtually
fly. No normal person will put his and other's life to such a risk. They say a drug
addict becomes a virtual slave of the substance he consumes.
It is rather intriguing to see some people who pretend to think that they are here
in this world for ever. They don't realize the bitter truth that we are only temporary
guests in this beautiful world. This life is a transitory flower and not a static
object. The beautiful flowers that bloom to make us happy wither soon. The soothing
calls of the lovely birds are but momentary. I have and will never believe in the
existence of heaven and hell. There can be no better heaven anywhere else than this
wonderful Earth. The moment one crosses the Earth's atmosphere he finds that there
is no air and water. So, how can anyone even survive? The time has come for all of
us to accept the bitter truth that drug addiction among our youth is a reality and
is not a myth. The onus is on all of us to arrest this menace. The drug addiction
is affecting our potent force; the youth and this is happening at a time when we
bank on our youth for a bright tomorrow. Someone has rightly said that 10% of our
youth, especially in the interior places had never been to school. The 20% of our
young people are addicted to alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances. About
10% of them are addicted to drugs and have virtually reached a point of no return.
About 30% of our youth are school-drop-outs and are more of a burden than an asset
to the society. So, we are left with just 40% of youth from among whom we have to
create sports persons, officers, politicians etc by providing them the required facilities
and the logistic support to hone their skill and sharpen their intellect. No effort
should be spared to ensure that this 40% of our young populace are kept away from
drug addiction. Let us not run away from the truth. Most of my contemporaries who
are in their 40s and 50s must realize that they are no longer young and that they
have hardly 30 to 40 years to live. After having said that we want to leave behind
a peaceful society, free from drug addiction and other menaces for our coming generations.
It would be a great disservice to the posterity if we cannot check this dreaded drug
malaise that can potentially destroy generations. Something needs to be done today
and now. If we love our young people and our state then let us not live in a denial
mode. Drug addiction is a reality and we all have to put in a collective effort to
defeat it to save our state. [The writer is DIPRO, Tirap district and can be reached
at [email protected]] (The views expressed in this article are of the author)
Ering unveils ‘Abor Tamte’ in recognition of freedom fighter
KOMSING (PANGIN), Jan 05: Member of Parliament for East Arunachal constituency, Ninong
Ering on Sunday unveiled 'Abor Tamte', a war memorial in recognition of an unsung
hero of 4th Anglo-Abor (Po:ju Mimak) at historic Komsing village, about 85 km west
from Pasighat in East Siang district. The MP along with Pasighat East MLA Kaling
Moyong and Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Tatung Jamoh (Pasighat West MLA)
also laid floral wreath at the memorial pillar, which was built in memory of late
Lunrung Tamuk, the actual killer of British Political Officer (Sadiya) Noel Williamson
Speaking on the occasion at Komsing village, Ering said that the war memorial will
be the symbol of bravery and sacrifice of the unsung heroes, who fought against the
British emperor and live in hearts of the community forever. He feels that building
of such monument will help in imbibing a moral sense among the youths to respect
MP Ering stated that he was taking all out efforts for development of surface communication
link in the rough hilly area. He urged the villagers to approach their local MLA
for placing need based scheme in the area.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, MLA Kaling Moyong said that unveiling of
the monument will instill a sense of national pride not only amongst members of the
community but also for other communities. It will definitely facilitate the future
generations and visitors to the State in knowing the valour, courage and bravery
of the great sons of the soil, he opined.
Moyong requested the MP to move the central government for major road and bridge
construction scheme in the inaccessible area.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Tatung Jamoh assured the people for maintaining closer
cooperation with the local leaders for developmental tasks.
On the occasion, a book consisting of biography of late Lunrung Tamuk, authored by
Takeng Tamuk along with an audio CD was also released by the invited guests. The
sword and other weapons with the helmet used by warrior Lunrung Tamuk for taking
down Williamson was also displayed before the gathering.
The 'Pamuk Welfare Society' members dwelling in Adi belt and Komsing villagers spearheaded
the day-long programme to pay tribute to their forefather Lunrung Tamuk, who actually
assassinated British Political Officer Noel Williamson in 1911. The Anglo-Adi War
was manifested into four wars namely, Bitbor Mimak (1858), Bongal Mimak (1859), Nijom
Mimak (1894) and Poju Mimak (1911), during freedom movement of India.
Komsing village came into existence in early 18th century. Now, the villagers of
Komsing village have fragmented into three parts namely- Lupong (Kumku), Bilum and
The Poju Mimak (war) between the Abor Expeditionary force led by British Major-General
Hamilton Bower and the fighters of Adis virtually came to an end with the burning
down of Kebang village in December, 1911. The last Anglo-Adi war took place after
Noel Williamson and his soldiers were murdered at Komsing village on March 31, 1911
by two Adi warriors- Lumrung Tamuk and Matmur Jamoh.
Si-Donyi Festival of Tagins is celebrated every year from January 4th to 6th to appease
different Gods and Goddesses, deities and spirits and to seek their blessings for
welfare and prosperity of human being.
There is a popular belief among Tagins that if they (Gods) get angry with us then
they might cause us harm and to our livelihoods as well. Entertainment, dance and
various other activities are also part of the celebration. Sometimes, it is also
called as agro-religious festival. It welcomes the New Year and the new agricultural
According to Tagin myths, “The universe at the beginning was a great emptiness. In
course of time, an earth like element appeared in this emptiness which was known
as “Kurium-Kulu.’ He created Riumching or Siching (the Earth), Riumdo or Nyido (the
Sky), Doring Chijing, Donyi Polo and Takar.
At this stage, the Siching (the Earth) and the Nyido (the Sky) were together in liquid
form. Chinge Yarin and Doge Tarin quarreled with each other. Doring Chijing feared
that if both the Earth and the Sky remain together then there would be no space for
others to live in. On this understanding, Earth and Sky (Riumching and Riumdo) have
been separated from each other. After the separation, Chinge Yarin remained on Earth
and Doge Tarin went up to the Sky. At the time of separation both Chinge Yarin and
Doge Tarin had decided to observe social restriction (Irririnam) for solidification
of both Siching and Nyido. Nyido was observing ten days restriction. In the meantime,
Atu Pinchi (Bat) instigated Sichingane on the 5th day that Riumdo or Nyido was not
observing the irri (arri), and this mischievous information broke the restriction
on 5th day. As a result, the Earth failed to reach complete solidif-ication and that
is why, it is believed, the human beings are still suffering from various natural
calamities like Didar, Rachit, Dejak, (landslide, flood erosion etc). The sky reached
the complete solidification because Riumdo or the Sky observed full ten days restriction
As per the practice, the selected priest conducts the traditional Pipi (Egg) Ro (Chicken
liver) examination methods to know causes of human sufferings. Animals are sacrificed
as a way of appeasing the gods by chanting hymns by the selected priest.
The Si-Donyi is not a festival in true sense rather it is a community worship of
the creator SI (Earth) Donyi (the Sun) by offering prayer and sacrifice by pleasing
the creator to seek blessings and protection from diseases, natural calamities, physical
suffering for future prosperity. It may be called as religious festival.
Si-Donyi is combination of two words Si and Donyi meaning Earth and Sun.
According to Tagins, Si and Donyi are the two supreme spiritual authorities of this
universe. They have full control over all other Gods and goddesses. The Destiny of
man is controlled by them. It is believed nothing can happen on earth without their
knowledge. Hence, Tagin believed that Si-Donyi’s pleasure is humanity’s happiness
and displeasure is humanity’s sorrow.
Mega Membership drive by BJYM
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 4: A daylong workshop on 'Mega Membership drive' organized by the
Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha Arunachal Pradesh to emphasize the role and objective
of ongoing nationwide membership drive of Bhartiya Janata Party was held here at
Naharlagun based hotel yesterday.
Attending the workshop, State Pramukh Sadasyata Abhiyan, Techi Necha elaborated on
the commitment and ideology of the party. He urged the youth members of BJYM to be
follow the Gandhian philosophy, positive secularism for national integration irrespective
of any cast, creed or religion.
Appealing the Yuva Morchas to be more active in their respective areas, Necha opined
that target for one lakh members within March next is not a hard task but dedication
and determination for the party is the need of the hour to make BJP more strong
While speaking on the role of Yuva Morcha to strengthen the party, State Media Prabhari,
Jarpum Gamlin urged the members to reach the unreached with sole dedication for the
upliftment of the BJP not only in the state but also in the national platform. 'Your
target should not be confined to particular age or area but reach as much as you
can, added Jarpum while asserting that the BJYM can do better than the set target
of one lakh members if they recall the supporters of recently held Lok Sabha election
where the western parliamentary segment has emerged as winner by good margin.
'If you want a committed members than give your time to others as the history of
Bhartiya Janata Party and the contribution of its eminent leaders needs to be told
whenever any BJYM leader approached for membership drive' he added.
Meanwhile, Organization Secretary-State BJP, Ramesh K also highlighted on the role
of Yuva Morcha in strengthening the party, Co-Convener, BJYM-Northeast Incharge,
Somojit Singh, National Secretary Doni Nich, National Secretary-BJYM Sanyantan Basu,
State President-BJYM Dugh Saha also addressed the workshop. Among others, representatives
from all the district of the state attended the daylong workshop.
Arunachal artists in Film Orientation prog in Mumbai
RUKSIN, Jan 05: Three Arunachali artists, Delong Padung, Bulu Appa and Sukdev are
attending a five day National Orientation Training Course on 'Film making & Drama',
which got under way in Mumbai, a press communiqué informed.
The training course for the upcoming artists organized by 'Sanskar Bharti Porbottar',
is being participated by 100 artists from Northeast. The orientation course which
started on January 1 last comprises training on film production, dance and drama.
Many Bollywood film directors, actors, actresses and producers are attending the
programme as resource persons.
Artist Delong Padung, who is leading the Arunachal team, has requested the Bollywood
film makers to reach out to Arunachal Pradesh as many budding artists of the state
have been searching for right platform in order to expose their hidden talent in
the field of art and culture.
Meanwhile, according to the report, the Bollywood film makers have agreed with the
plea made by the artists from Arunachal and shown keen interest to extend their base
in Arunachal and other NE states.
Spend budgetary allocations evenly: PM to ministries
New Delhi, Jan 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked his Council of Ministers
to ensure that the budgetary allocations for the respective ministries are spent
evenly throughout the year and denounced the practice of utilising funds at the fag
end of the financial year.
A month before the beginning of the budget session, Modi asked his ministers to get
"out of the box" ideas from the common man through electronic means including web
portals of various ministries so that they can be incorporated in the Union budget.
Addressing Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of States at his official residence, he
made a presentation on e-books being prepared by various ministries and said transparency
in governance should be achieved through e-means.
He also asked the Ministers to put the seven northeastern states as well as Sikkim
on their map and asked them to spend "reasonable" duration of time in these states,
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters after
The Prime Minister's officials made a presentation on e-books and web portals on
which various ministries have already started work.
Modi emphasized that more and more ideas should be taken from the people and recalled
that the "Swacch Bharat" tagline was also a result of such interactions with the
He said ministries should work in such a fashion that their budgetary allocations
are spread evenly throughout the year and said at least the government departments
should not spend their allocations at the fag end of the financial year.
He said spending the allocations uniformly is the best way to ensure that ministries
get the desired budgetary allocation in the next financial year.
This is the first meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Modi this year.
He had been holding such meetings regularly with his ministerial colleagues after
he assumed office in May last year. PTI
As per the report in local media yesterday around 45 people were arrested and later
deported for not possessing valid inner line permits (ILP) in Sille-Oyan area under
East Siang district. The police had set up check point at NH-52 in an effort to curb
illegal entry to the state. A case has been registered under the Bengal Eastern
Frontier Regulations Act 1873 at Sile Oyan Police Station against the defaulters.
East Siang district police deserves round of applause for carrying out the ILP drive
at this juncture.
It is widely feared that due to the recent clash between Adivasi and Bodo communities
at Assam, many citizens from neigbouring state are pouring inside Arunachal. While
some of them may be genuine citizen fleeing their home to avoid being caught in the
cross-fire, one cannot rule out the possibilities of anti-social elements entering
state taking advantage of the situation. Especially concern authorities of Papum
Pare, West Kameng, East Kameng and West Siang districts should also carry out similar
drive like the one conducted by their East Siang counterpart. Government of Arunachal
should issue necessary instruction in this regard. The anti-social elements from
Assam should not be allowed to make Arunachal as their safe haven.
---- Readers Forum ----
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to clarify regarding the news
item published in your daily with the headline “Fuel Quality is not safe" written
by one Tani Moyong on 1st January 2015 issue. As per our office record on 18-12-2014
Mr Moyong did not purchase any POL item from our Petrol Depot. His complaint lodged
to SDO (Ruksin) and DC, East Siang on adulteration of fuels has got no merit. It
is baseless and unfounded. It seems that the entire story is self cocked and without
any valid evidences. Next day, on 19-12-2014 as per direction of DC a team of Distinct
Food & Civil Supply officials inspected the Petrol Depot and checked the sample of
stored items and found no adulterated POL items.
M/S Agam Auto Agency
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