Team Arunachal at Santosh Trophy
ITANAGAR, July 18: Arunachal Pradesh will open their Santosh Trophy campaign with
a match against Delhi on July 21. Arunachal have been pitted in a tough group along
with Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in Cluster V.
Nada Apa and Mindo Padu are the Coach and Manager of the Arunachal team.
The 64th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is being held at Kolkata
from July 15.
AAPSU raps govt on “Elitist Approach”
ITANAGAR, July 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has strongly
objected to the government decision to revise the room rents of Arunachal Bhawan
and Arunachal House, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
The government vides order No. GA-46/98 Dated 23rd June 2010 increased the room tariff
from mere Rs 250 (for officials) and Rs 500 (for private) to a whopping 1500 for
all government officers on duty, MLAs and Parliamentary Secretaries and Rs 2500 for
all other guest.
“The irrational increasing in room rent has adversely affected the common masses
that come to Delhi for medical attention and students. Most of them are from humble
background and with their meager money they cannot afford to stay in hotels of Delhi
unlike our Ministers and MLAs”, says AAPSU President Takam Tatung.
He urged the state government to immediately to reconsider its “Elitist Approach”
keeping in view real hardship common masses and students are facing because of the
“We don’t mind if the rents for VIPs and government officers are increased hundred
times as it will be borne from the state exchequer but what is the logic behind increasing
the rents five times higher for all other guests which mostly comprises of students
and Arunachalees on medical grounds”, Tatung vents his ire over the decision.
Meanwhile, Expressing serious concern over the large scale death of Mithun, as reported
from various part of the state, the Union called upon the veterinary department and
the concern ministry to press into action before things goes out of control.
He further said that it will be advisable if the government come out with certain
policies to encourage mithun rearing in the state.
The union also appealed to the teaching community of the state to refrain from using
cell phones in the class room as it will encourage the students to follow suit.
IDEA capacitates SHGs on NRLM
ITANAGAR, July 18: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) conducted a capacity
building program on Micro-finance and Rural Livelihood development programme for
the SHG leaders of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Karsingsa, Banderdewa, PTC and
Pichola zone at Banderdewa.
The training on Micro-finance and rural livelihood was organized to integrate IDEA’s
rural livelihood programmes with the redesigned program of the government on National
Rural Livelihood Mission; so that IDEA SHGs are well placed to play a catalytic role
in converging rural livelihoods with upcoming initiatives of the government.
Dy. Director of IDEA Sr. Merin, focused on strengthening livelihoods of the rural
poor by promotion of SHGs, improving their existing occupations, providing skill
development and sustainable management of natural resources and diversification of
livelihood opportunities. The Project Coordinator Sanjiv Tirkey, undertook a participatory
needs assessment, stakeholder livelihoods analysis, wealth ranking of households,
and developed action plans within the range of options that respond to their needs
During the group discussions many group leaders pointed out the impact of IDEA interventions
namely IDEA Micro-finance programmes have enhanced the role of women in household
decision making and in gaining improved access to credit and other services.
IDEA rural livelihood programmes through the people’s institutions have made a transformational
impact particularly in Naharlagun, Seijosa, Boasimla, Kamporijo, Daporijo, Raga,
Taliha and Sagalee Circle, said a IDEA release.
Late Nguso’s family acknowledge public support while Police criticism continues
ITANAGAR, July 18: The family members of Late Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso, the APST bus
conductor who died under mysterious circumstances on July 15 has thanked the people,
the students’ organizations led by AAPSU, all NGOs and well wishers for “their support
and sacrifice in fighting against the atrocities which had been inflicted upon us”.
In an email to this daily, the family members stated “even at this time of grief,
the family feel elated on seeing the love, affection and untiring support by all.
Wish we stand united like this for all such genuine cases”.
Late Nguso has died early morning on July 15 after he was allegedly denied medical
attention on time after being hit by a vehicle belonging to the CM Security Cell.
Instead of a Hospital, he was taken to the Naharlagun Police Station where he was
allegedly tortured. His death had sparked widespread protest by students and citizens
against Police brutality.
Meanwhile, Organizations continue to question Police handling of Late Nguso’s case.
Arunachal Tribal Students’ Union strongly condemning the incident, demanded resignation
of Chief Minister and Home Minister on moral ground.
The union said that various organizations and civil societies have demanded termination
of OC, Naharlagun Police Station LR Rana, SDPO BS Mehra, investigating Officer Suresh
Singh and SI K Pait. But instead of terminating the officers, the state government
is practicing nepotism and trying to save those police personnel involved, it said.
The suspension and withdrawal of the officers from their respective police station
is just a face saving step and not justice, it said.
If the state government doesn’t act as per the demands of the various students’ organization
and NGOs, the Chief Minister and the Home Minister should resign on moral ground,
the Union added.
Kargu Kardi Welfare Society expressed shock over the way the case was handled and
the inhumane behavior of the police personnel.
The society further said that the murky episode has painted volumes of filth on the
state police fraternity and has unmasked the hidden devilish face of the men in uniform.
The society demanded that all the officers and the constables involved be terminated
from their service as their continuation will jeopardize the police-public relation.
Miao welcomes delegates for Butterfly India Meet 2010
MIAO, July 18: The National Level Butterfly India Meet 2010 organized by Society
for environment awareness and conservation of wildlife (SEACOW) and Namchik valley
society for eco-tourism and wildlife conservation (NSEWC) from July 19-22 has started
receiving the delegates at Miao.
The delegate’s coming from different professional backgrounds has been bonded together
for their passion for petite creatures fluttering across the virgin foliages of Arunachal
Pradesh. This meet has offered them a window to explore this magnificent land, informed
NSEWC coordinator Arif Siddiqui who is looking after the arrival of guest.
It’ll also offer them the opportunity to meander across the Namdapha National Park
in order to see and click some unknown species of butterflies, moths, spiders etc,
he added. Moreover it will be also a learning experience for the youths of this landlocked
Some of the delegates are naturalist, some nature photographers, wildlife photographers,
travel writers, IT Consultants etc.
I was involved in organising the Butterfly India Meet in the Eastern Ghats in 2007
and participated in the Butterfly India Meet held in Goa in 2009, informed enthusiast
Minhajudding Ahmed Faruqi who has come from Hyderabad.
A PhD student working on Environmental Policy analysis in the area of Industrial
Wastewater Pollution Abatement in Hyderabad, Keerthi Kiran Bandru said, “I am here
to experience and explore the magnificence of the land called Arunachal Pradesh”.
Among the participants is a Limca Book of Records entrant, Subramanyam Kalluri, 61,
who retired from Department of Atomic Energy last year. I have heard and read a
lot about Arunahcal, so I didn’t wanted to miss this opportunity, he said. This meet
will render us the opportunity to understand the wildlife and wilderness of this
splendid state, he said.
Siddhart Edake 27, from The Corbett Foundation is another enthusiast. I have traveled
all across India for various scientific projects and have a major interest in photography
and documentation of wildlife and I hope Namdapha will be a wonderful opportunity
for me to enhance my experience, he said.
Passionate naturalist and a wildlife photographer, Jag Mohan Garg of Kolkatta have
been trekking since last 15 years. He has been creating awareness about trees and
plants, winged friends, butterflies etc. Thousand of his photos are used in Wikipedia
and Wikispecies. He has held few exhibitions focusing on bird photography. I expect
to add some more new species to my collections during this meet, Garg said enthusiastically.
Scientist by profession and former director of the zoological survey of India, Dr
JRB Alfred from Kolkatta said that the passion to comprehend the mysteries of this
landlocked region has compelled him to participate in this event. I hope its turn
into a fruitful trip for me and all the delegates who has come from across the country,
Dr Rakhi Roy hoped that the Namdapha National Park will be lucky enough for her to
trace and click some new species of butterflies.
We are expecting this meet to be as wonderful and enriching as the 2006 meet held
at Jairampur, said Vijay Bharve Moderator Butterfly India group and a research scholar
Some of the delegates have arrived today and rests are expected to arrive by tomorrow
morning. The enthusiasm in their attitude indicates about their excitement and expectation
regarding this meet and we hope we are able to satisfy their expectations, said NSEWC
vice president James Jugli.
Young Green Champions prepare for Queen’s Baton Relay
Itanagar, July 18: An orientation session on the project “‘Creating Young Green Champions
for a responsible Citizen’s Force to link with the Commonwealth Games’ was organized
yesterday by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) in Itanagar for the schools participating
in the project to coincide with the Queen’s Baton Relay in the city on July 22 and
23, 2010. Representatives of the teachers and the students attended the session in
the FGA office.
Eight schools including Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (Nirjuli), Kingcup Public School,
(Itanagar), JNK Public School (Itanagar), Arunudaya Higher Secondary School (Itanagar),
Government Middle School (Niti Vihar, Itanagar), Green Mount Public School (Itanagar),
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (Chimpu) and Government Middle School (P Sector) are
participating in the program. The students will prepare posters on low carbon practices
and take out rallies on the routes of the Queens Baton Relay in Naharlagun and Itanagar.
In addition, they will plant trees in the schools and other public places in order
to create awareness on low carbon lifestyle among the communities.
The XIX Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi from 3-14 October
2010. As the host of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), the Govt. of Delhi has committed
itself to hosting “Green Games” by inducing behavioral change towards low carbon
practices. Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Global Environment Facility (GEF)/United
Nations Development Program (UNDP) Small Grants Program (SGP) partners join the Delhi
Government in taking this endeavour forward. FGA is coordinating the project in Arunachal
The project, by involving the students and teachers, aims to create awareness on
low carbon practices in the cities along the Queen’s Baton Relay Route all over India.
It will also prepare students from schools across states in India to act as young
environment ambassadors with a special focus on the low carbon practices and sensitizing
public at large at places about sustainable lifestyle practices in cities along the
route of the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay (QBR). The participating teachers,
students and the institutions will get certificates in creating the Young Green Champions
Vanmahotsava-2010 was celebrated by 31st Bn I T B Police Himveer wives welfare association
(HWWA) yesterday at its Yupia camp. To mark the day, 200 saplings were planted.
Commandant 31st Bn R.S Chuadhary in his address spoke about the importance of trees
and its role in human life for clean air and environment.
DSA win AP Friendship Football Tournament
DAPORIJO, July 18: District Sports Association (DSA), Daporijo won the AP Friendship
Football Tournament beating Young Star Football Club 2-0 in an exciting final at
Rijo ground here.
MLA Tapen Siga and ADC G. Ete, who witnessed the match, lauded the efforts of the
138 BN CRPF for organizing the tournament successfully.
Later, they gave away prizes to the winner, runners up team and individual prize
Commander Bhupender Kumar of 138 BN CRPF expressed his gratitude to all for extending
helping hands to make the tournament a grand success. Efforts will be made to make
the tournament a regular annual event, he said.
The prize for the Most Disciplined team went to Govt. Hr. Sec. School Daporijo and
Boi Mara of Young Star FC was declared the Best Goal Keeper. The Golden Boot went
to Tunjoy Digli and Gayto Mara was declared as the Best Referee.
The tournament was organized by 138 BN CRPF, Daporijo. DIPRO
ITANAGAR: Dissatisfied over Govt’s action against “guilty cops and failure to suspend
all those involved in the Tachi Nguso death case, the All Arunachal Pradesh State
Transport Welfare Association (AAPSTWA) has decided to go ahead with its Twelve-hour
Chakka Bandh and Tools Down strike within Capital Complex on July20.
ITANAGAR: All West Kameng Students’ Union, in a meeting decided to conduct Inter
School Sports Meet from August 20 instead of July 21.
Students to tour
ITANAGAR: East Kameng Middle Zone Students Union is all set for village to village
Educational Tour within its jurisdiction from 2nd August.
The main objectives of the visit are to check on teachers and proper utilization
of Mid- Day- Meal under SSA of all the concerned schools, promote the Right To Education
Act, among others.
In-service training for extension functionaries
ITANAGAR: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Deomali organized a two-day training programme on
orientation on resource management technologies for rain-fed upland/hills at Khonsa
from July 16-17 last.
The programme was conducted for field level extension functionaries of Tirap. Altogether,
23 participants attended the training.
Speaking on the occasion, Pranabjit Phukan, SMS Agriculture Extension highlighted
on the growing importance of conservation technologies, different agronomic practices
like contour farming, inter cropping, strip cropping, different agro-forestry intervention
in hills etc.
DAO GC Hocha advised to the trainees to disseminate the knowledge among the farming
community to ensure sustainability of agriculture productivity through scientific
resource management practices.
Art of Living prog
ITANAGAR, July 18: The Art of Living is organising a stress management and rejuvenation
workshop in Itanagar from July 20, 2010.
The six-day course will be held at the Art of Living Centre in H Sector.
ITANAGAR, July 18: East Kameng Middle Zone Students Union (EKMZSU) paid floral tribute
to its deceased member Late Moju Singhi who succumbed to Cancer and took his last
breath in Itanagar yesterday.
Late Moju Singhi, a BA student at DNGC Itanagar was the Information & Publicity Secretary
of the EKMZSU.
All Arunachal Taekwondo Association has condole the death of Prem Bhadur Gurung at
Guwahati on July 15 last.
The members of the association prayed almighty god to give strength to the bereaved
family members to bear the irreparable loss.