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July  - 26


25th state level in-services training of nurses begins

Govt to look into the demands of Nurses

ITANAGAR, July 25: The immense relevance and growing role of Nursing profession  as the backbone of the healthcare delivery services to the patients and the community in general was highlighted  by the dignitaries including First Lady Anupama Singh, the keynote Speaker Arvind B. Kulkarni, President TNAI, Mumbai at the inaugural session of the six-day 25th  state level in-service short training for nurses of Arunachal Pradesh on “Nursing trend and Nursing Management cum TNAI  State Branch Meet” organized by the Nursing Cell, DHS and sponsored by Ministry of Health Nursing Division, GoI at Banquet hall here  today.

During the programme state government has assured to look into the demands and grievances put forward by the TNAI (Trained Nurses Association of India) state branch.

Addressing the function as Guest of Honour, the First Lady of the state,  Anupama Singh, who is also the Chief Patron of TNAI state branch emphasized on the in-service training for nurses to update their knowledge and skills to cope up with modern medical science and nursing practices.  

‘Today, medical science has advanced so much, side by side the Nursing practices has undergone many changes’, she said and felt that as the job of a nurse is a challenging career option, in-service training has become a necessity. Adding that the Nursing profession, comprising of Nurses and Nursing Assistants constitutes the largest working group in the health care sector, she hoped that the training would impart knowledge on important development in nursing today and help in serving the suffering humanity.

While terming Nursing, as a noble profession, Mrs Singh called upon the Nurses to be selfless and devoted to their profession, besides being a good and compassionate human being. She said that Nursing is much more than a job and to become a nurse is to make a commitment to provide care for the patients and their families on a daily basis.

She further requested the Department of Health services to look into the grievances and problems of nurses and provide them basic facilities by creating conducive environment to work for long hours with patients.

On the occasion, the First Lady also felicitated two Retired Nurses of the state Bengia Mema and K. Tana for their contributions in the Nursing sector. While Dr Bamin Tada, Jt DHS and i/c TB Cell and the only two male Nurses of state  Tapno from RKM hospital, Itanagar and a senior serving male nurse working under Govt. of AP Shankar Pathak from District Hospital Ziro were also felicitated on the occasion.  Parliamentary Secretary (Health & FW) Nido Pavitra in his address assured to look in to the demands and grievances raised by the TNAI state Branch through a memorandum including implementation of the 6th CPC Part-B in-Toto. However, he also laid emphasis on training and skill up gradation of the Nurses adding that, the 6th CPC gives stress on well trained Nursing personnel for availing certain benefits.

Terming the 25th in-service training programme as a milestone, Nido said such training help the nurses particularly those serving in the far flung areas to learn new skills and keep updated on nursing trends and emerging diseases to serve the community and society at large. He also expressed happiness that AP Nurses have joined the Mainstream Nurses of India through the state TNAI branch.

‘Centre plans  to open 132 ANM schools’

Earlier, delivering the keynote address, President TNAI, Mumbai  Arvind Kulkarni stated that in the today’s scenario, Nursing has evolved into a Professional oriented service with advancement in Nursing research and practices. Nursing today has finally been given its due place as a fully professional course from policymakers and people adding that, Nursing care role as a backbone and forefront of healthcare delivery has been accepted and recognized. It’s a good career option for students, today in view of its professional status in present context, Kulkarni added. The TNAI, Mumbai President informed that Govt of India, Ministry of Health Services recognizing  the role of Nursing care has allocated adequate budgetary provision to strengthen and upgrade Nursing sector and to address shortage of Nursing staff. GoI has also given stress to improve Nursing standard, he added. Adequate fund provision has been provided by GoI to address the acute shortage of Nurses in the country by increasing the number of seats in Nursing Institutes.

Further, Govt. of India has planned to open 132 ANM schools and more than 100 GNM schools in various districts of the country where there is no Nursing Schools. 6 Regional colleges of Nursing is also to be established and the existing Nursing Colleges to be strengthened and upgraded. The TNAI, Mumbai President also put forward  for improved nursing infrastructure, creating of Nursing Officer post for Nursing Cell at DHS, College of Nursing  for facilitating graduation for serving nurses, State Nursing Council.

Earlier, the TNAI State Branch submitted a memorandum for expediting implementation of 6th CPC Part-B in-toto, setting up of Nursing Cadre, establishment of Nursing Council, Nursing Superintendent for all districts, and implementation of allowances under 6th CPC.

The NRHM Mission Director, Talem Tapok in his address while lauding the efforts of Nurses working in the state towards community and people despite various challenges and limitations, urged upon them to be efficient and good service provider to earn their rightful place in the society.

Among others, C.S. Tada I/c Nursing Cell also spoke.

The programme which started with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries to mark the formal inauguration of the function was also attended by Secretary Swamiji of RKM Hospital, APSCW Vice-chairperson Mepung Tadar Bage, President TNAI, Gujarat Iqbal Kadiwala, APSACS PD Dr. Emi Rumi and Dr. Bamin Tada I/c TB Cell, Mr. Kulkarni wife of Mr. Arvind Kulkarni President TNAI, Mumbai, besides the participants Nurses from various districts and RKM hospital of the state.

The six day long training programme would conclude on July 29 next. DIPR


Villagers hold up SSB personnel

ITANAGAR, July 25: When the people of the state are agitating seeking justice for the kins of the Late Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso, another alleged incident of rape and murder come to light though lately.  

The agitating people  of Nagmandir village under Rupa Police station in West Kameng district today  got hold of four SSB personnel suspected to be involved in rape and murder of one Dolly Chetri on July 8 last. The villagers found the brutally abused body of Dolly on July 9, sources said.

The villagers got hold of the SSB personnel as they were leaving the area despite police intimation not to move. They also identified one of the SSB personnel today who was allegedly seen offering money to a woman in exchange of sex.

Sixty personnel of 38 Bn SSB had reportedly erected their camp at Nagmandir while on their way to Tawang from Debennagar, Tezpur on July 8.

The OC Rupa Police station had already written to Commandant of 38Bn SSB asking him not to transfer or let any one of the 60  personnel move out of Nagmandir area. The investigating agency has already collected the semen  sample from the body of Dolly  for DNA test.


AAPSU to go  ahead with proposed bandh

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, July 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has stated that their proposed bandh call on 28th of this month will go on as per decided earlier in response to the ‘custodial death’ of late Jumchi Nguso and subsequent non-fulfillment of AAPSU demands by authorities.

Reacting to the today’s statement by Home Minister Tako Dabi, AAPSU president Takam Tatung said that till all the demand of AAPSU is accepted, bandh will not be called off. “We have nothing against any policeman. We are against those erratic police officers who are not able to perform their duty honestly. No body is above scrutiny and   the citizen of this state has every rights to criticize police personnel if they commit gross error. Till a fair report comes, no one can  give clean cheat to those police officials involved in death of late Jumchi,” added Tatung.


AAPSU comes out in support of Haider

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR,July 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union(AAPSU) has appealed to all the civil society groups and various other bodies to extend support to NESO general secretary Gumjum Haider who is fighting for the post of Hockey India general secretary. Gumjum is also fighting for post of treasurer and election for Hockey India will be held on 28th of this month at Delhi. In a press statement issued AAPSU president Takam Tatung exhorted all the people of North-East to support Gumjum Haider in his endeavour.

“Hardly anyone from our region participates in election of such major national level sports body. We should take pride of Gumjum’s effort and wholeheartedly extend support to him. The north-east MP Forum should actively support Gumjum as his victory will be a victory for whole region,” expressed Tatung. He further added, “Our North-East region has produced some of the best national sports star like Dingko Singh and MC Marykom in boxing. Women’s national hockey team has half of the players from our region. In this context it would be great if entire people of NE back Gumjum in the coming election.”

‘Release students stipend’

Meanwhile AAPSU president Takam Tatung has expressed serious concern over non-release of stipend money to various government school students. Claiming such delay as a slap on the face of poor student, Tatung urged state government to immediately release stipend money. “It’s been five month but till now government has not released stipend money. Students are facing acute hardship because of this move. Many poor students virtually depend on stipend money for their survival,” told Tatung.

He further warned of series of democratic movement from AAPSU if stipend money is not released on priority basis. “AAPSU stands for the student community and if Arunachalee students are denied their basic rights, we won’t hesitate to take to the street. We are warning state government to take urgent step in this regard or else we will be compelled to start democratic moment.”


NGOs react

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Reacting sharply to the Press statement of Home Minister Tako Dabi, which was published in local dailies today, The Global Human Rights Organization (GHRO) and Nefa Indigenous Human Rights Organization (NIHRO), in a joint press statement said that there are ample evidences that Late Nguso was brutally tortured before he succumbed to his injuries.

"The witnesses, documentary evidences, photocopies of Nguso’s body clearly reflect injury marks in back side of the deceased.  Further, the sign of head injury clearly indicates that the person died due to police torture. Even handcuffed/hands tied marks clearly indicate that the victim was hand tied," the statement said. It also questioned the HM that "Why the victim was first taken to Police Station instead of rushing him to hospital immediately after the accident occurred? The victim’s life could have been saved had police taken him to the hospital for treatment immediately. But alas! it took police two hours for reaching the hospital for his treatment

Both the organizations requested the Minister Home not to defend the erring police personnel involved in the incident without any valid reasons. Such statement on the part of the Minister may again encourage those police personnel to commit the same guilty in future.

"It is not fair and justified on the part of the minister to make such press statement before submission of reports by one- man inquiry committee headed by the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner and SIT," they added.


APPDSU seeks action against erring police

ITANAGAR, July 25: Angry over Govt’s failure to take action against erring police, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has threatened to call indefinite Capital Complex Bandh for fulfilling its demand. Referring to June 20 incident where Dr. Tana Talin Tara was beaten up brutally causing grievous injury by police at Naharlagun Police station, APPDSU questioned the authority of its stand against those errant police.

Had government taken prompt action against those erring cops as demanded by the Union, the incidents involving the death of Tache Nguso would not have happened, APPDSU maintained and demanded the authorities concerned to immediately fulfill its demand as mentioned in the memorandum submitted earlier.


Conference on NSS  impact

ITANAGAR, July 25: Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Itanagar is organizing a three-day training conference on 67th round national sample survey (NSS) at its office premises from July 27-29.


Yazali comes alive in screen

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, July 25: The sleepy Yazali town located few hours drive from capital complex came alive on big screen when a documentary film titled “Yazali: Ballad Of Existence”, was screened  in the Saturday Cinemaghar  show at E&K’s restaurant, Naharlagun organized by the Centre for Cultural Research & Documentation (CCRD) yesterday.

This 26 minute documentary film depicts the story of a small town Yazali situated in the Lower Subansiri district.  Movie highlights the importance of Yazali town for the very existence of Nyishi Society. The film also depicts about Yazali that used to be in the past before construction of Ranganadi phase-I dam and what it is now and what would be its fate in days to come if the second phase of Ranganadi-II dam is constructed.

Many affected people and senior Nyishi intellectuals who were interviewed in the documentary expressed that the local people will be left with no option but to go back to their primitive way of living in the mountainous areas practicing the same age-old system of farming that people used to follow many-many years backs and finding food in the jungle as all the fertile and plain land will be completely submerged in water, changing the complete map of Yazali.

The Documentary  also questions if the construction of the dam in its first phase brought any development for the local people of Yazali and its adjoining areas. Potin village which came into existence after building of Ranganadi Phase-I find prominence in the movie. In the film one resident of Potin says, “NEEPCO which had constructed Phase-I promised many things to us but did nothing in practical. We were shifted out from our ancestral village Chun and made to stay in Potin. In real speaking Potin is the worst affected village and yet we have got nothing from this project.”

The large displacement caused by Ranganadi Phase-I totally changed demographic picture of Yazali and its adjoining areas. With second phase looming large over them, people of Yazali has expressed fear that soon their beautiful land will become history as construction of Phase-II will submerge whole town.

They say that they are not completely against the development but that should not be at the cost of extinction of the tradition, culture and people of the land. The documentary also revealed that the local people were promised to provide free electricity supply and other facilities but after the completion of the dam the authority forgot everything. The striking point of the film is that it also reflects thinking and opinion of the people of what lies ahead in their future.

The screening was followed by brainstorming discussion session   and Souparna Lahiri who had conceptualized the documentary answered to the queries put to him by the audiences regarding the making of the film and impact of the construction of the dam in the state. He also informed that the documentary was shoot in seven days outdoor shooting. The film has been directed by Tapas Majumdar and Indrajit.


SSA teachers deserve  their share of  respect

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, July 25: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) teachers are the most vilified group of people in Arunachal. From minister to ordinary citizen everybody does not mind taking pot shot at SSA teachers whenever talks centre around poor education scenario of the state. They become soft target and citizen tends to blame them for every bad thing happening with education sector.

It’s very easy to find fault with SSA teachers but before criticizing them we have to try understanding under which traumatic circumstances they perform their duty.   With salary lower than even that of security guard, SSA teachers often struggle for motivation. It’s quite natural everybody work hard where return is good and it’s shame on the part of citizen to expect them to give their best without being paid properly.  They also have families to look after and often delay in payment makes life miserable for these helpless SSA teachers.

“My four-year-old son is demanding me to buy some new toy for him. I have been avoiding him telling I will buy it next month.  Its been four month since we  are deprived of our salary and am yet to buy a toy for my son. I feel so miserable,” shared one SSA teacher.

Further he added, “Often people mock at us when they get to know that we are SSA teachers. Government officials also never give us serious hearing whenever we complain  to them about irregularities in disbursing of our salary. Despite working so hard we are being treated like second class citizen and this really hurt us. Why one target SSA teachers only for all mess, why nobody says anything about those regular teachers.”

Even at work place SSA teachers often complain about being forced to put extra hours of work. But nobody takes note of their effort and if they commit even a minor mistake people make big fuss out of it. “Last year I was absent for some days as my father was admitted at a hospital. When I arrived at school after some days, I got to know that some other teachers and public had complained against me. Officials almost suspended me on the basis of their complaint without bothering to know the cause of my absence, “told another SSA teachers. Also majority of the SSA teachers are posted in the most interior districts of state and are staying there without proper basic amenities. “I share room with three more teachers. There is no privacy and virtually we live like labourers. We are the most neglected section of society who work zealously without concerning about any monetary gain,” said another SSA teacher.

Another aspect which hurt SSA teachers is when people doubt their integrity. Just because some of the teachers are not regular in carrying out their duty, people think all SSA teachers are same. “We agree that there are some teachers who are irregular in attending duty and are busy in looking for contractual works. But all are not same, for many SSA teachers job is the only source for running their family and so they are true to their duties. Constructive criticism is always welcomed but negative criticism of SSA teachers is going too far,” explained a middle aged SSA teacher.  Instead of making fun out of these SSA teachers, civil societies should come out and support them. May be every major civil society group and NGO should institute an award for best performing SSA teachers to boost their confidence.


‘Unplugged Night’ to rock Itanagar

ITANAGAR, July 25: In order to promote local talents in the field of music and cultural activities, Mascot Network Society (MNS) is going to organize another attractive event, titled, ‘Unplugged Night’ at Siddhartha hall, Itanagar on July 30.

Bands like ‘Hellgate’, ‘Far Cry’,  ‘The Methods’ from state capital Itanagar will perform and also many individual artiste and musicians will  take part in the programme  and play acoustic guitars and violins.

It is worth mentioning here that  the band “Hellgate’ was formed by coming together of two enthusiastic rock ‘n’ roll musicians Ricky and Sebong; the two lead guitarists of the band, the band  has already enthralled the audience at  various places of the state including Pangsau Pass festival held recently.

Similarly “Far Cry”  was formed on May  this year. The six-members  Far Cry band play in alternative and slow rock genres. They  have proved their mettle while performing  at Bos Frontalis-2010 and emerged winner in rock competition.

The “Methods” one of the emerging bands of Itanagar will also perform in the programme. “We play in genres like heavy metal, rock n roll; alternative rock” informs the lead vocalist Damli.

The harmonious unplugged event also has a team of three musicians coming together to try something new in fusion music -- one with guitar and two on violins.  “This is the first time that we are trying a fusion on violin with guitar which has never been tried  earlier in Arunachal, informs one of the members.


Development of Tezu airport going on

Babul Dkhar

SHILLONG, July 25:  The development of Tezu airport in Arunachal Pradesh, at a cost of Rs.79 crore has been approved during 2009-10, according to an official statement. The project is being implemented by the Airports Authority of India and will be ready for operations by March 2012.

The statement further said  the Ministry for Civil Aviation has also approved the setting up of three Greenfield airports to improve the air connectivity in the North eastern region.

Apart from Itanagar green field airport in Arunachal Pradesh, the other two are Pakyong in Sikkim and Cheitu in Nagaland’s capital Kohima.

The one at Pakyong in Sikkim is under construction at cost of Rs 264 crore, the statement said.

In the meantime, the viability gap funding to  Alliance Air for providing air services in the North Eastern Region has also been approved for the years 2010 and 2011 at a cost of Rs 94.14 crore, the statement said.

Meanwhile, on development of national highways in the region, the statement said that about 596 km length of road has been completed during the year 2009-10.

The statement also added that in Arunachal Pradesh 2, 319 kilometre of roads and highways have been developed.

“Bids have already been received for 4 projects with a total length of 776 kms. The Trans-Arunachal Highway forms an important part of this initiative,” the official statement said.

The mega rail-cum-road bridge at Bogibeel over river Brahmaputra which has been taken up will provide an important link between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


In the public interest !

Dear Editor,

The recent incident relating to Late Jumchi Nguso has brought out a sordid and gloomy picture of the state of affairs in Arunachal. What’s wrong with the system and why are such things happening here, to the state once called the most peaceful in India. If we see the trend in which the state is marching forward, the reasons for such incidents are not far to understand.

In the state some sections of people have become rich within a short span of time by any means and after they acquire the wealth become far superior to the other citizens and they dictate the system, the way they want it. No prize for guessing who they are. The short cut method in which they become rich makes them heartless and visionless, as in place of heart cash are stuffed with and their brains are filled with intoxication of political power and ego. Ever heard of vision for Arunachal Pradesh for the next five years, ten years, twenty years etc. from anyone? And you know the answer.

There is a systematic rot in the system and in every Govt. department of the state. The bureaucrats, technocrats and other Govt. officials have become puppets and are always mute spectators to each and very decisions and actions of the khadi clads. There is not a single department that is not interfered by them for selfish purposes, anyone if oppose it or does not act to their dictates are transferred to a far and difficult places and they term it “In the larger public interest” and in fear of this larger public interest the officials want to be posted in a lucrative place. Itanagar and Naharlagun are one of such lucrative places for police officials and their posting in these places have always been as per the wishes of the khadi clads. After getting, posting in such places they become fearless as they are under protective umbrella and start extracting quick bucks as time would run out any time. The ultimate sufferers of all these acts are the “Larger Public” whose interest goes to dust. Here, I hasten to add that the police department of the state is one of the most neglected departments as the police except for providing security (to them) and arresting and beating public, it serves no public interest.

Here in the state, the sons and daughters of “haves” get jobs without facing any interview in the public interest and the favourite terms used are “officiating, ad-hoc, temporary, functional, stop gap, contractual etc. which ultimately culminates into “Regularised from the date of appointment”.  The genuine candidates run from pillar to post crying foul but in this game you don’t find any neutral third umpire to decide and give you justice.

Imagine the quality of students that are being groomed up. Ever heard, a single teacher taking class of 1 to 5 in a single room? This is happening in the state in the public interest. The students are forced to pass out from these schools, as no teacher wants to take the blame for poor results of their school.

In the public interest of Arunachal many Ngusos would part with their life, many meritorious students would become unemployed, the percentage of works department would go on increasing and you will get polls without electricity. Lastly wait for the next ten to fifteen years for the students of villages to flood the capital complex with their degrees.


Pritam Taffo,

Advocate, Naharlagun



Society is best judged by the way it treats its children community

Dear Editor,

Apropos the editorial "Protection against sexual assault"( 22 July), the regular sexual atrocities on children reflect India in an extremely poor light. A society is best judged by the way it treats its children community and India has drastically failed on this count. Sexual atrocities against defenceless children have emerged as the order of the day. These beastly incidents not only result in termination of innocent budding lives, but even those who survive the ordeal get psychologically shattered forever.

It is high time the administration and the judiciary see to it that the culprits get promptly nabbed and are awarded exemplary punishment so that the people think twice before committing such ghastly crime. Instead of boasting over Pokhran, Moon-Mission, high "economic growth" and IT Revolution, India should concentrate its energy and resources to award the most precious gift to the vulnerable children --- a protective and dignified childhood( which is their right also).


Kajal Chatterjee,




State University: need of the hour to accommodate ever increasing aspirants

Dear Editor,

Since 1984, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has been catering  to the  need of higher education  of  people of  Arunachal Pradesh and it is still  serving  the purpose at best  and will provide service to the state forever; there is no doubt about it. But it seems Rajiv Gandhi University is unable to give opportunity to all higher education aspirants due to limited number of seat available. Time has come to establish another university to share the responsibility of providing higher education to people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Every year admission process in the RGU tell a very sad story. All departments of RGU have limited seats to offer. Student applies to each department for regular course are increasing with each year. Just as an example, this year, twenty seats each in department of Botany and Zoology were offered but there were fifty four and sixty five applicants respectively. Also, in Political Science and History department fifty seats each were offered and applicants were more than 200 in each department. Approximately only 25% aspirants get the opportunity to undergo the PG courses in RGU. Similar type of scenario was there in each department. Leave alone the pass course student, even some honours student with 1st class could not get the chance. Moreover, the conversion of Rajiv Gandhi University to central university also proved a depriver for the APST student. Being centrally funded institute, central reservation rules apply in admission.

Now the big question is where this unfortunate student will go? May look chances to study outside the state -- will they get RGU repute institute for study and will they be able to effort the expenditure. Some may opt for distance courses in different institute and some may opt for private courses in RGU but how the quality of education will be, as they will not get kind of training like the regular student. Again, the option mentioned is not available in any science stream. Thus, problem does not end here. Then, where the remedy lies?

When ponder upon the problem, the easiest thing that can be done is, increase the seats in lone university RGU. But there is technical problem, the problem is every institute have carrying capacity, the increase of seat beyond the carrying capacity will again deteriorate the quality of education. Anyway, the increase of seat cannot be a long term solution.

The best possible remedy of the malady is seemed to  start a one State University as soon as possible. The establishment of another university in state will suffice the present higher education demand in the state. Another option, if the government is unable to establish an independent state university, one old college like Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat can be converted into a university or covert some colleges   into PG College. The state government can also invite reputed educational organisation to establish university in the state. However, the establishment of New University by state government is the   best option. It will cater the need of APST students and simultaneously, it will   be succour to numerous NET/JRF/Ph.D qualifiers and other unemployed youth in the state.

As of now, taking the account of   increasing aspirants for higher education, another university is the need of the hour; otherwise it will impede the production of quality human resources in Arunachal Pradesh.


Daniel Mize

Assistant Professor

Department of zoology

Rajiv Gandhi University

Rono Hill, Doimukh



DC’s initiatives deserve appreciation

Dear Editor,

The recent initiatives taken by Kurung Kumey DC Bidol Tayeng who is also District Project Director SSA, District Mission to improve the education scenario in the district by giving directives to all teaching staffs specially SSA teachers to stay at their posting places and adopting ‘no pay no work’ policy deserve appreciation from all quarters. Ii is, indeed, a right step to set the education system of the district to its right track. It is seen that most of the schools which were defunct are now functioning smoothly. We should cooperate with the initiatives  taken by the DC to bring out some changes in the education sector so that the district may not be lagged behind in the field of education.

I would like to appeal to the teaching community to work with utmost sincerity, dedication and with a missionary zeal to impart quality education to the students otherwise the very purpose of engaging SSA teachers in the district would be defeated.

It is astonishing to learn that the SSA teachers, serving in various far-flung areas of the district, are not getting their salaries since last four months. I would like to urge the authority concerned to release their payment as soon as possible.

The very spirit of imparting knowledge by these dedicated teachers to students will greatly be demoralized if their payments are not released on time. It’s natural that they are likely to stay out of station for want of food items.

Last but not the least, I would also like to request the state govt to regularize these teachers under SSA in a phase manner so that the feeling of job insecurity could be removed from their minds. After all, they are our own people whose family and parents have great expectations on them.


Dari Sojik (ASM),

Dari, Kurung Kumey



We need on line job Advt

Dear Editor,

The online edition of your esteemed daily is very well presented and informative  specially for Arunachalis residing outside the state who do not have access to the print version. As you know a good number of students from our state reside outside the state, it would be very helpful to us if you can include various job advertisements of the state government such as those by public service commission in your online edition on a regular basis.


Lemter Loyi,




Kudos to Taba Ajum


Dear Editor,

Going through the article of Taba Ajum, I feel glad  to know that  their are people away from Dibang Valley who still feel for us. If the Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh wants it  can do wonders for our small town with minimum number of population.

Just a visit from our big big so called patriotic leaders doesn’t play wonders for us. Only food is not everything for us. What about our children's education? What about our sick people? The list of  misery is unending.


Wuji Aba






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Tree plantation

ITANAGAR, July 25:  The staff and students of Gumpto Middle School in collaboration with Range Forest Officer, Doimukh has organized a mass tree plantation programme yesterday to mark the  61st Vanamahostsava.

On the occasion, Range Forest Officer, Doimukh provided 165 numbers of saplings to the school.

Gram chairperson, GB and others also took active part in the tree plantation programme.


HVDWC discuss development activities

ITANAGAR, July 25:  Hari Village Development and Welfare Committee (HV DWC),  Ziro  in a  development meeting has discussed the developmental activities  taken up by various Govt departments under Hari village at  Megyang Field on July 24 last.

The meeting also adopted resolutions urging the PWD  executive engineer, Ziro division to implement  the NLCPR schemes  in Hari village  with quality works before March 2011.

The house present further appealed the EE PHED Ziro to improve water supply system to Hari village and also urged upon the Executive Engineer (Elect.) Ziro Division to improve street light system of Hari village at an early date in view of  in- coming Myoko Festival.

The meeting also decided to constitute a monitoring committee with ZPM, Anchal Chairperson, Chairman HVDWC,  five Members  each from HGBs and from among public to ensure quality execution of developmental activities under Hari Village.

Earlieir, presiding over the  meeting committee chairman Mudo Nikang appealed the house  to co-operate with  Govt departments in development activities. HGBs, GBs, Panchayat leaders, officers and General Public attended the meeting.


Guru Pujan held

PASIGHAT, July 25: The East Siang RSS wing organized a Guru Pujan Samaroh amidst hundreds of followers on the occasion of Guru Purnima at the Solung Hall, Pasighat on July 25 .

Speaking on the occasion, the special guest Dr. Krishna Gopal, (Kshetra Pracharak, Assam) said it was the opportunity for all to progress spiritually.

The Guru dispels the darkness of spiritual ignorance bestowing us spiritual knowledge and experiences and such celebration is an opportunity to pay tribute our Guru with a mission for the Truth, sacrificing body, time, wealth and mind.

We must love others without any expectation and it should be always unconditional, impartial, Dr. Gopal further advised.

Among others M.G. Omprakash Secy and Tate Gammeng Jt. Secy East Siang RSS wing and Tatem Mize Secy North Assam also attended the program.



NABARD to hosts workshop

ITANAGAR, July 25: NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office in collaboration with NGO partners  is hosting a workshop  at Itanagar  on July 26.

The workshop is being organized to deliberate on various issues and challenges of developmental programmes in order to intensify the SHG movement, Farmers Club Programme and various skill development initiatives under the aegis of NABARD. The workshop will also seek the views of NGOs on achieving the objectives of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of United Nations in which India is a signatory.



ITANAGAR, July 25: Loma Toko Jotam, Tamo Tatung, Punyo Bamang and Buru Elyu have been elected as Chairman, President, Vice President and General Secretary respectively of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, Lower Subansiri District Unit in a meeting held at Hapoli recently.

Kara Topu, Kholi Naga and Paklem Yomgam have been appointed as President, General Secretary and Vice President of All Arunachal Commerce Students’ Association.


NEDWS  to take up more development activities

ITANAGAR, July 25: North East Development Welfare Society has conducted its 3rd general meeting here yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest EAC T Bomjen appreciated the society for organizing various developmental activities and encouraged to the members of the society to organize more voluntary activities in the state.

Meanwhile, the society has decided to take up more developmental activities voluntarily.


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