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July  - 31


Arunachal needs own policy on HIV/AIDS: Byaling

Staff reporter

ITANAGAR, July 30: Expressing serious concern over rapid growth in number of people with HIV/AIDS in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling emphasized the need for formulating state’s own policy to curb the disease.

Attending a day-long state level advocacy programme on HIV/AIDS organized specially for media persons by Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS) here today, Byaling said that considering the rapid growth in HIV/AIDS cases and lack of awareness among common masses about the disease, the state needs a separate HIV/AIDS policy of its own to tackle the menace successfully.

A total of 159 HIV positive cases have been detected so far in Arunachal Pradesh, the Health Minister informed, adding that the rate of prevalence could be much more high if tests are conducted for more people. He said that test conducted for HIV/AIDS in the state so far includes less than 10 per cent of the total population which is very low achievement.

While giving detailed information regarding HIV/AIDS density in the state since 1998, he informed that one person was tested HIV positive in 98, two in 2000, four in 2001, 10 in 2003, 19 in 2004, 22 in 2005, 35 in 2006, 19 in 2007, 32 in 2008 and 13 in 2009.

He appealed to the people with HIV/AIDS to come out without any hesitation and avail the various welfare measures, including free treatment being provided to them by government.

In his keynote address, P Varu, Regional Communication Officer, NACO, NERO, Guwahati, spoke about the role of media persons in addressing various issues relating to HIV/AIDS. He said that media, especially print can play a pivotal role in disseminating messages regarding HIV/AIDS to the masses effectively.

While appealing media persons to take utmost care in using expressions, he urged for carrying success stories regularly in their newspapers instead of publishing only data-based articles occasionally.

Indian Network of People with HIV/AIDS (INP+) president Jhanvi Goswami, who herself is a HIV positive and has been spreading awareness about the disease for the last 16 years throughout the country, said that people with HIV positive should come out without hesitation and take the benefits of various initiatives being undertaken by the government for their welfare. Differentiating between HIV positive and AIDS, she said that an HIV positive may not be an AIDS patient.  With regular medication a person with HIV positive can keep themselves healthy and lead a normal life.

He urged the media to use its influence in reducing AIDS related stigma and discrimination in the society. Being impressed by the Orphan Home established by Assam government, she suggested for opening of such Home in Arunachal too by the government.

APSACS project director Dr. Emi Rumi while informing about present HIV/AIDS status in the state said that Arunachal Pradesh is risking high infection rate in view of influx of labourers to the state for construction of mega dams and also due to on-going trans Arunachal highway.

While throwing light on overall health scenario of the state, Rumi informed that majority of people in our state are not disease free. He said that only six youths out of 30 could donate blood during its voluntary blood donation campaign organized at RK Mission hospital recently. Rest 24 were either suffering from malaria, flue or other minor diseases, for which their blood could not be collected, he said. He urged the media persons to highlight this issue also along with HIV/AIDS.

He also held an interaction session with the media persons on the key issue and shared knowledge on various moods for communication and creating awareness on the disease among common people.

Taba Ajum from The Arunachal Times, Pradip Kr. Behera and Gopal Rai from Arunachal Front, Senior journalist Taro Chatung, V. Ravindran from Dawnlit Post, the director duo of DDK Itanagar and AIR, Itanagar among others took part in the interactive session.

Nido Pavitro, Par. Secy for Health and Family Welfare, Secretary Health Kaling Tayeng also spoke on the occasion.


Electronic crematorium soon in the state: Khandu

Traditional system: Change and Continuity

amongst the Monpas

TAWANG, July 30: Arunachal plans to introduce electronic crematorium. This was informed by the chief minister Dorjee Khandu while addressing a seminar on “Traditional system – Change and Continuity amongst the Monpas” organized by Vivekanada Kendra Institute of Culture and Monyul Socio-Cultural Development Society (Mon region) as chief guest at Kalawangpo Convention Hall here today.

He said that the religious and customary implications in some of the customary rites of Monpas have adversely affected the environment and need to be preserved.  

Highlighting the need to preserve the age-old culture and tradition which is the essence of an individual or community, Khandu said such seminar should be organized in regular intervals so that younger generation know about its importance. He lamented over the youths bending towards the western culture thereby overlooking their indigenous culture and tradition which is not a healthy sign. He appealed the society to bring about changes and reforms in the society without affecting the originality of the custom and tradition. “Organize competition on folk songs and folk dances with attractive prizes. This will immensely benefit the young to gain interest in their own custom and tradition”, Khandu opined.  The chief minister while called for community celebration of local festivals, he emphasized that wearing of traditional costumes in such occasion should be made mandatory. He also advocated for using local dialects while communicating within the family members so that it helps the children to learn and know their own dialect. “Education is must but not at the cost of your mother tongue”, he argued and stressed on laying emphasis on third language introduced in schools.

He lauded the organizing committee for conducting such fruitful seminar and also dwelt in length the services rendered by Vivekanda Kendra. “The quality education they provided to the people of Arunachal Pradesh will always be remembered and we are whole heartedly grateful for that” he said.

Taking ahead his mission against hunting practices, the chief minister warned of taking appropriate action according to environment and wildlife acts whosever found guilty. Khandu justified that wild life and forest are interlinked with the human society. The disturbance to it will automatically affect the sentient beings of the earth in form of natural catastrophe etc., he reasoned.

He categorically appealed the house to give due importance to girl education. He believed that if a girl is educated, a family is educated. And when a family is educated, the whole society is educated.

The chairman of Karmic and Adhyatmic Affairs Department and former MLA Rev. T G Rinpoche who presided over the meeting said “We are looking for an enlightened society in the near future and for which a collective effort is required from all corners”. He quoted some of the lines from the holy Dhamapada and appealed the people to follow the path. “Change is necessary, as it reflects the development of an individual and the society but in the same time taking along the indigenous culture and tradition is equally important, as it reflects the identity”, he emphatically said.

Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra A Balakrishnan emphasized on development with culture. He dwelt in length the curriculums of VKIC and expected a positive outcome from the seminar.

Among others, former Minister Thupten Tempa, Rev Guru Rinpoche Tawang Abbot, Rigya Rinpoche, Reverend monks and anis from various gompas and nunneries, delegates from West Kameng and Itanagar were present in the inaugural function. (PRO to CM)


ITBP team lifts DC Memorial Football Cup

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) team lifted the Dhiren Chaudhary Memorial Football Cup defeating United Club of Assam 3-1  in the final at North Lakhimpur on July 28.

CC Bhutia, CT/GD scored the first goal for ITBP while CT/GD Amit Livens Beck and CT/GD Anil Bisht scored the second and third goal respectively. CT/GD Amit Linves Beck of ITBP team was declared “Best player” of the tournament’ and CT/GD CC Bhutia as “Best player” twenty two.’

The Chief Guest distributed the glittering trophies and individual prizes to the winner and runners up teams.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajesh Kumar Tomar, Commandant, 10th ITBP lauded the victorious team for bringing laurel to the force. He also expressed his satisfaction over the huge response shown by the people of the area towards the tournament and thanked all  for its grand success.

Fourteen teams, including teams from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh participated in tournament which was played in memory of Late Dhiren Chaudhary from July 14 to 28 at North Lakhimpur.

The final match was enjoyed by various Govt. officials, political leaders, village elders and local people.


FGA gets endorsement from PR leaders

PASIGHAT, July 30: The half-yearly review meeting of the Primary Health Center, Sille, which is being managed by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh was held in the Circle Officer’s Conference Hall at Oyan today.

The leaders who spoke in the meeting representing their villages were all praise for the staff of the PHC, who has brought significant changes in the morbidity and mortality pattern of the whole area by improving the clinical services, regular outreach activities and training of mothers on basic health care.

The shape of the PHC now is ten times better than that in 2005 before FGA took over the management, said Nalo Tasing, Anchal Chairperson.

Okyam Gao, Zilla Parishad Member, agreed with him said that the leaders of the area should work together to get an X-ray unit for the PHC. She added that the NGOs should be working in more difficult areas and FGA should keep on improving their performance since Sille is well connected with road.

Nakek Moyong, Zilla Parishad Member (Bilat) explained about the purpose of the government’s PPP project and congratulated the people of the Sille-Oyan area for getting their PHC managed under the project.

Byabang Rocket, Chairperson, Master Coordinating Committee (MCC), FGA gave an overall view of the works being done by FGA in other parts of the state. He recounted various misgivings about the organization in early days in places like Palin when it was misunderstood to have political agenda. He urged the leaders not to repeat the same mistake since FGA is working with the welfare of the people of Arunachal Pradesh as the only motive.

Earlier, Dr. Tage Kanno, Executive Director, FGA explained about the purpose of the meeting and said that involving the communities in managing the PHC is one of the main objectives of the organization, and the meeting aims to elicit more participation in the project. He added that FGA hopes that the communities themselves should be able to manage the PHC whenever the PPP project comes to an end.

It may be mentioned that FGA has been managing the PHC, Sille since 2006 when it took over from the government. PPP project is one of the innovative project conceived by the government of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of National Rural Health Mission and has been nationally acclaimed for its success in improving rural health services.


SWFC campaign against use of chemical fertilizer

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, July 30: Chemical fertilizers are being rampantly used world wide in agricultural field. However, in a secluded village of Ziro Valley, people are using only natural manure.

Nestled not far from the Lower Subansiri district Headquarters, Ziro, people of Siiro village depend mostly on agriculture and horticulture products. Their product is considered superior. Even in vegetable market in Ziro, people prefer to visits those corners where Siiro products are selling.

Kiwi, tomato, cabbage are very successful in Ziro particularly at Siiro village. One who initiated cultivation of these crops was Kago Kampu, wife of Er. Kago Habung.

Later, with her initiative, in the year 2008, a group of women comprising 20 women of Siiro village formed a club called ‘Siiro Women farmers’ Club’ (SWFC). The club selected her as its Secretary.

Today, SWFC is taking up a campaign against use of chemical fertilizer within their jurisdiction. The  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ziro, department of Agriculture, ATMA, horticulture and other allied Deptt are taking keen interest at the traditional way of cultivation and encourage people for more production.

Kampu, says that “with the technical guidance from KVK, the club has made a breakthrough in production of strawberry, passion fruit and cucumber”.

Success in cultivation of ‘Baby Corn’ is also on the way which is new to them, she added.


Do justice to your unique status in society: DC

SEPPA, July 30: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam has called upon the teachers to discharge their duty with sole objective of imparting quality education. He said this during his visits to Govt. Hr. Secondary School Pompoli recently.

Bam said the teachers having great responsibility of nation building should devote their time in discharging their duty sincerely so that they could justify their unique status they hold in the society.

“The teachers should not do their duty only to get salary, rather they should discharge their duty with the purpose of imparting quality education”, the DC emphatically said.

While reminding the teachers of the importance of school level education, he said it is the right time to groom the students so as to make them capable enough to face competitions. Unless the basic things are instilled in the mind of the students in the school level, the very purpose of being a teacher here is of no use, he further pointed out.

Suggesting the teachers to adopt friendly approach in imparting the education, Bam said that the days of imparting education through instilling fear psychosis have gone. He added one should be able to convince the students to concentrate in the study through love and affection for quality education.

Teachers from outside the state might be facing problems like accommodation and other basic amenities, he said while adding that they should go ahead with their profession against all odd so that their service get recognition from the society.

Encouraging the SSA teacher to not get dishearten with the status of their job and salary they are getting, Bam informed that the Govt. has considered the demand of the teachers and assured to regularize the SAA teachers in a phase wise manner.  He warned the absentee teachers of stern action saying that he would come down heavily on those found absent from the duty. He further asked teachers to bring their problems to the notice of the DC and the DDSE.

The DC also visited Ekalavya Model Residential School(EMRS) Bana where he expressed his satisfaction over the management of the school. EMRS Bana is one among seven Ekalavya Schools in the whole North East, he disclosed.

He also expressed satisfaction at the performance of the Schools being managed by the VKV organization. School like VKV, RKM and Donbosco are the torch bearer of the state in education sector, he said and suggested the teachers to make the students expert in extra-curricular and cultural activities also.

Bam also inspected tourist lodge at Wessang and Bana and asked the executing agency to expedite the work and release the fund as per the percentage of the work completion. He also inspected the work progress of EAC quarter, Bana and Bana PHC. Bam was accompanied by Bana EAC W. Ramdasow, other officers and officials and public leaders from the concern area. DIPRO


Six traders booked

ITANAGAR, July 30: After an announced inspection, the Mobile Inspection Team of the Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs has booked six traders of Super Market, Naharlagun for violation of Weights and Measures Laws.

In most of the cases, the traders were found keeping for sale readymade garments, toys, shoes, electronic goods etc in packaged form without having mandatory declarations like MRP etc as required under the provisions of Packaged Commodities Rules, 1977. In some cases, the MRP printed on the packages by the manufacturer/ packers have been found smudged or removed.

In one of the shops, a set of toys was displayed by marking its price as Rs. 999/- whereas actual price printed on the package was Rs. 123/- (inclusive of all taxes). In another case, a trader was booked for selling a T.V set at a price higher than the price declared as MRP on the Company’s price list as reveled from the cash memo seized by the team. The TV set was sold at price of Rs. 8800/- against the declared MRP of Rs. 8290/-.

The department appealed to the consumers to be careful while purchasing day to day requirements in so far as quality, quantity and the price of the items are concerned.


IDEA Empowers SHGs on Bank Linkage

ITANAGAR, July 30: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) conducted a one day training programme on SHG formation and Bank Linkage at Holongi, Balijan Block in collaboration with NABARD.

The programme was organised in collaboration with NABARD for the promotion of SHGs and create Bank-linkage. The training programme has enabled the participants to understand the concept of SHG formation and functions, inter-loaning, micro-credit, bank-linkage for micro-enterprises, etc.

Sanjiv Tirkey, the project coordinator of IDEA said that progress is impossible without social change and the women are the best instruments of initiating changes in the family and in the society at large.

Sr. Merin Toms, the Dy.Director of IDEA appreciated Dr. B. G. Mukho-padhyay, the General Manager of NABARD for the partnership and collaboration with IDEA for the various developmental initiatives. She also encouraged the SHG women in the area to utilize the various developmental programmes availed by NABARD through IDEA.


Is there enough land to accommodate polytechnic?

Dear Editor,

It is understood that the location of the Polytechnic institute which was supposed to be established in Yachuli in Lower Subansiri district has now been shifted to Ziro  by the decision of few individuals without considering the feasibility of proposed area where land encroachment is rampant.

Ziro is a district head Quarter where Govt. Quarters and office premises are encroached on by the public as well the Govt. Employees. The Govt. Employees mostly prefer to get themselves transfer to Ziro just to capture Govt. Quaters kitchen garden vacant land.

The best example are Engineering Colony, Medical colony, RWD Colony etc in Ziro  (Hapoli) and nearby the DC office Complex. In such a scenario , how can  20,000 - 30,000 hectares of land be found  for establishment of Polytechnic institute funded by the world bank.

Yachuli, however, there is plenty of vacant land feasible for the purpose. In fact, the Government should  shift the district headquarters to Yachuli to avoid the land encroachment and land capturing prevailing in Ziro (Hapoli).


N Takar

Yachuli (on email)



Save  Cherrapunjee

Dear Editor,

Mr. H.T.Sangliana( a member of National commission for Minorities)'s comment that Cherrapunjee is a third class tourist destination is indeed a matter of worry.

I am fortunate enough to have travelled to many parts of India. Though I did like Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Visakapatnam or Darjeeling a lot; but Meghalaya --- specially Cherrapunjee --- thrilled my heart  to the maximum extent. Apart from lush greenery, the beauty of Khasi Hills with cloud and sun playing hide and seek, the Ramakrishna Mission amidst the enchanting backdrop and the awe-inspiring series of water falls bordering the plains of Bangladesh collectively contribute to the magnificence of Cherrapunjee.

It will be indeed sad if the region which is one of the most enchanting in the country and even the world goes to the dogs. It is high time the Meghalaya Government and Union Ministry of Tourism concentrate their energies and resources towards promotion of tourism infrastructure in Cherrapunjee. Apart from building adequate lodges and improving connectivity with Shillong, it should also launch vigorous campaigns advertising the beauty of the region through media.


Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata



The new status symbol

Dear Editor,

India, we know, is the largest democracy in the world and the much-used definition of democracy being ‘of the people, for the people and by the people’ is truly seen here. The constitution of the Country has provided us with rights to choose our leaders; we exercise our rights and empower our leaders by electing them so that they work for us. The bureaucracy too is there so that it can help in the functioning of the govt. and aide it in working for the people. But even the smallest perks provided to them are being misused.

On my recent visit to the twin cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun and on driving through the roads there, it was noticed that every other vehicle had a red light attached to it. This surprised me but maybe it is understandable as all the politicians and top bureaucrats of the state are based there. Normally uncovered and flashing headlights are needed if the people’s representative or the bureaucrat is physically present in the vehicle. But what is seen here is that the headlight on the vehicles is uncovered all the time while the kith and kin of the politicians and bureaucrats go shopping or vegetable marketing. Is there any hardship in taking 5 minutes to cover the headlight or remove it?

Already the flaunting of latest vehicles at the cost of the development of the state is thrown into our faces, is there a need to throw the ‘status symbol’ at our face too? Only if the VIPs learn to use their power in a correct way will the people really realize its importance and respect the significance of the red light. It is the administrations duty to look into the matter of misuse of the red light/headlight so that such practices can be curbed.


Chow Mongsengwin Maunglang

Namsai(on email)



Teachers transfer policy needs modification

Dear Editor,

I would like to take the privilege to draw the attention of state Govt  towards its policy of transfer and posting of SSA and general teachers including subjects teachers.

More than 396 teachers have been transferred from East Kameng district without relievers, even the SSA teachers, who are not transferable from one district to another,  are  believed to be coming under the process. Now despite of being lowest literacy rate district next to  Kurung Kumey, the district is left with  teachers-students ratio of 1:67 which is below the state policy of 1:45.

In other advanced districts the ratio is around 1:40-50.  

I fail to understand whether it is a kind of educational discrimination or a mal-administration on the part of the policy makers.  

Therefore, I would like to request the policy makers to modify the policy of transfer with due consideration of number of students enrollment. If this kind of transfer is continued, the right to education and its implementation shall be meaningless in the state.

I would also like to take the opportunity to extend my sincere thank to state Govt for its initiative to open  the Govt college temporarily at  Hr Secondary School, Seppa and  hope  the Govt will shift the college to its original site at Wessang with sufficient manpower, infrastructure and equipments. Let us take the advantage of the institution.


Tasang Taku

East Kameng



Computerization is need of the hour

Dear Editor,

The computerized registration of birth and death is urgent need of the hour in today’s world of computer and information technology. It is more effective and convenient in maintaining computerized records.

Birth and death registration is important in every aspect of life such as school admission of child, insurance claim etc. Computerization of birth and death registration is also necessary to solve various problems like double entry of records.

Every official engaged in such registration work should be imparted a short period computer data entry course training either at district headquarter of each district or state Capital at Directorate of Economics and Statistics in order to implement the project in accordance with Birth and Death Act 1969 and state Govt Rules for Birth and Death, 2001. Moreover every official engaged in the birth and death registration works should be provided each a computer for smooth implementation of the project.

Therefore, I request the higher authorities of the department of Economics and Statistics for computerization of birth and death registration.


J Nyare, FI

 DSO (Stat) office, Bomdila



No network

Dear Editor,

BSNL Exchange is not working since July 27. According to the exchange here there is some fault in signal, which can be manipulated from Itanagar itself. BSNL is the only means of communication in this remote place which is fully cut-off from other sources. I request the authorities to do the needful.



Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Ltd.



Continue the prompt action

Dear Editor,

The recent recruitment for sub inspector was appreciable as the written result was declared within three days and final result within nine days. The department of home is really appreciable for its quick/ prompt and fair interview.

But on the other hand much to the grief of the fifty four selected candidates, the training programme scheduled for the same is yet to be finalised even after five months of selection. Hence the department of home is requested to continue with the same quick and prompt action in this matter too.


Aggrieved selected candidate (on email)



Soaring prices

Dear Editor,

The price hike may not affect much to the rich but it will certainly hit the poor and our state which appears to be relying basically on the financial aid received from the Centre due to lack of source for revenue generation. The price hike may be mitigated to some extent on consumable items provided the Government promote and support the agriculture and allied sectors. To keep basic commodities within the reach of the common people is the need of the hour to convince and win the confidence of the common masses with the Government in the welfare state.


Jumli Rina (On email)







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Sensitization Training on RTI Act concludes

Daporijo, July 30: The 3 days Sensitization Training on RTI Act 2005 conducted by the District Administration, Upper Subansiri district successfully concluded here today with a Valedictory Function attended by the DC H. K. Shalla as Chief Guest at the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo.

Giving away the certificates to the participants, Shalla lauded the enthusiastic efforts of the course coordinator G. Ete in conducting the training and appreciated the active participation of those present. He called on them to use the acquired knowledge in imparting their duties as PIOs and APIOs efficiently.

G. Ete(ADC) terming the training a success, said that all sections of the Act had been covered in the training and an attempt had been made to provide necessary information and knowledge of the Act.

He also praised the sincere efforts of Dr. B. Paul in providing the training. Overall 8 PIOs and 12 APIOs actively participated in the training.(DIPRO)


Fishery training organised at Tirap

ITANAGAR, July 30: Under the auspices of National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tirap organized a 5-day training programme on ‘Induced breeding technique of fish seed production’ from July 26-30. Altogether 30 participants from 23 different villages of Tirap district were trained during the programme.

Welcoming the participants and dignitaries, Dr. Narendra Kumar, Programme Coordinator, KVK elaborated the mandates of KVK and requested the farmers to take full benefit of the services of the Kendra.

Inaugurating the training programme as the Chief guest W. Lowang, Deputy Commissioner, Tirap district urged the trainees to acquire and apply the scientific fish culture practices to make the district self sufficient in fish production.

Speaking on the occasion L.Lasa, District Fisheries Development Officer, Tirap district briefed the participants on various potential areas of fisheries available at Tirap district and request to explore them for self employment and food security.

A.K. Bhattacharjya, BDO, Khonsa block appealed all the participating farmers to take up fish culture in a more productive way so as to fulfil the requirement of the state as well as the district.

The training programmes consisted of lecture classes in the forenoon, followed by practical demonstration session in the afternoon. Video graphic presentations were made on various aspects based on the topics. The farmers were trained on various aspects of fish seed production like preparation of broodstock for breeding, operation of a carp hatchery, role of quality fish seed in fish culture by Rajdeep Dutta  SMS (Fisheries) KVK, L.Lasa, DFDO, D.Bhattachrjya and P.Pilia  FO. Special interactive sessions of farmers and experts were also organised during the programme.


Training programme for Extension Functionaries

ITANAGAR, July 30: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Kameng has conducted a training programme for Extension Functionaries on July 27 at Kameng hall, Seppa. 32 extension personnel from different departments attended the training programme.

The inaugural session of the training programme was presided over by Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam.

The Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng formally released the 1st issue of Newsletter of the KVK and also launched the official website of the KVK.

Accepting the difficulties faced by the KVK staff at the district for accommodation and other infrastructural unavailability, the Deputy Commissioner requested the KVK staff to bear with the problems and urge to continue their zeal for development of rural mass of the district.

Dr. S. Borthakur Programme Coordinator, KVK East Kameng briefed the gathering about one and half year of journey of the KVK, East Kameng and urged all the head of the departments of the line departments for their cooperation for all round development of the district. He also mentioned the achievements of the KVK during its short period of functioning.



Miss Beauty of Arunachal 2010

ITANAGAR: The preliminary round of Miss Beauty of Arunachal 2010 was held on July 29 at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli. Event was held mainly to select Miss Cat Walk, Miss Beautiful Smile and Miss Talent. The winner for all the three categories will be declared on 31st August when grand finale of Miss Beauty of Arunachal 2010 will be held at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli.


Akshay Urja Diwas

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency is celebrating Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas to mark the birth anniversary of former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi on August 20.

On the day, drawing competition for class I-V, Quiz competition for class VI-VIII and essay writing competition for class IX-XII will be organized.


World Breast Feeding Week

ITANAGAR: Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Arunachal Pradesh Unit in collaboration with Directorate of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Naharlagun is celebrating the World Breast Feeding Week from August 1-7 next.

Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Newlai Tingkhatra has consented to attend the symposium, to be organized at the office premises of Directorate of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Naharlagun on August 2.


Contractors appeal

ITANAGAR, July 30: All East Kameng Contractor Welfare Association in a letter to Deputy Director, Urban Development Agency, East Kameng District said that the ongoing construction of drainage system in Seppa Township be done as per DPR and the payment of contractors should be made after the satisfactory work completion certificate obtained from respective chairman and secretary of the respective colonies.


Meritorious awards

ITANAGAR, July 30:   National Student Union of India (NSUI) state unit is going to award Rajiv Gandhi Sadhavna meritorious scholarship to two toppers of class XII from both arts and science background for session 2009-10 to mark the 125th year of Indian National Congress foundation. The two toppers would be selected from every district and scholarship will be awarded on 20th August next by PWD and UD minister Nabam Tuki, who is also APCC president to mark the occasion of 66th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Meanwhile, the Christian Revival Church (CRC) Pasighat organized a felicitation program on July 30 last in the church premises in recognition of Lok Bahadur Thapa and Bai Riba for outstanding performances and grabbing top positions in recently declared RGU result. Both the toppers are students of B. Sc (Hon) Physics of JN College Pasighat.

While expressing his extreme happiness, the Pastor T. Pada advised them not to limit themselves with this award alone. He called upon the students to adopt good human character and work for the betterment of the society.



ITANAGAR, July 30: Nerba Colony Welfare Society (NCWS) deeply mourned the death of Late Dongda Lonia who died at his colony residence on July 29 due to prolonged illness.

Late Lonia was working as a peon of Govt Hr Secondary School, Itanagar and associated with various social and sports activities.

The Society expressed deep condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed to Almighty for heavenly abode of the departed soul.


Association reiterates

ITANAGAR, July 30: Lendo Ao Welfare Association reiterated its demand for immediate arrest of police personnel allegedly involved in ‘custodial death’ case of Late Jumchi Nguso. The Association also appealed the NGOs and well wishers continue fighting for the justice to the family of Late Nguso.


APCCS lauds

ITANAGAR, July 30: Arunachal Pradesh Common Cause Society (APCCS) has lauded the Food Civil Supply Minister for formation of 11-member committee to look into the grievances of non-allocation of AAY and BPL food grains to non-motorable circles in Kurung Kumey district and to solve the problems once for all.


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