ITANAGAR, Jul 7: East Kameng Middle Zone Students’ Union in a meeting has decided
to work for the improvement and development in education, eviction drive and check
encroachment of school compound, hospital campus, staff quarters, renovation of its
founder president’s memorial and erection of gate at Hari Bridge and prohibition
of driving practice in school play ground under Middle Zone.
It further appealed the Deputy Commissioner and DDSE, East Kameng District to induct
full fledge Headmaster in every school falls under middle zone.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: East Kameng district unit of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha in a release
alleged that the rate being charged by the East Kameng district authority for obtaining
licenses for firearms, various certificates like, birth, PRC, ILP, dice permit etc,
are higher than the rate fixed by the State Government.
While demanding the authorities concerned for lowering the rate immediately, the
district unit youth wing of BJP urged the district authority to maintain uniformity
in the rates for obtaining such documents from DC office, Seppa.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: All Sagalee Dopum Charitable Society has felicitated class X, XII
and APJEE -2011 toppers amongst the Dopum clan of Sagalee Sub-Division on July 1
last at Rate village.
On the occasion, Chief Guest Ngurang Tadik and Guest of Honour Ngurang Kuli gave
away the award to Ngurang Menia and Ngurang Pania.
Tab Welfare Society also felicitated the cl-ass X, XII and BA toppers of the Tap
society at Hapoli on June 25 to Tap Sony, Tap Papy, Tap Kakam, Tap Tania and Tap
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Abu Nikh Youth Welfare Society conducted mass social service at
Boduriang and its adjoining villages on July 2 last.
On the day they cleared porter track in between Nyapin to Paji via Layang, Buksu
and Rate village and also repaired hanging bridge.
Later, they also organized an awareness meeting at Borduriang.
Students appeal for proper roads
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU) appealed to the GREF, Kimin to
properly maintain the road between Kimin and Dejoo for the benefit of people from
both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. AKSU said that the road portion was lying in a
dilapidated condition due to non-maintenance creating problem in vehicular movement.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Expressing concern over deteriorating law and order situation in
the state capital, All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) urged both Chief Minister
and Home Minister to take bold step to control law and order problem.
The people of the state capital are facing a state of lawlessness and disorder in
the recent past, it said and urged the Government to arrest this problem by taking
a bold decision in order to maintain peace and safeguard the people.
On Pradeep Thakur issue, the organization said would continue its movement till the
justice is delivered. While condemning those who had opposed the bandh call given
by ANSU in protest against Govt’s lukewarm respond towards its demand, ANYO appealed
to all to support the movement against the TOI reporter for his derogatory remark.
DCC extends support
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: District Congress Committee, Lower Dibang Valley, President Roding
Pertin extended support to the demand of Dibang Adi Students’ Union.
While, highlighting the grievances of students in a letter to Education Minister,
Roding strongly appealed to the Minister Education to notify Dambuk Sub-Division
under the catchment area of JN College Pasighat from this academic session.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: The election of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) led by Taring
Mama would be conducted on September 9, 2011.
Union appeals for permanent HC
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum, in a memorandum to Union Minister
for Law and Justice, has appealed for establishment of a permanent high court (HC)
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Under the Article no. 214 of the Constitution of India every state is required to
have an independent high court for speedy disposal of cases, the memorandum said.
It said that small state like Sikkim has its own high court. There is adequate infrastructural
facilities in Arunachal Pradesh to have its own HC, the union said, and urged the
Union minister to consider its appeal for the greater interest of people of this
remote and bordering state.
Society appeals for relief
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Nyoba Valley Welfare Society (NVWS) appealed to the State Government
to offer special relief package to the people affected by bamboo flowering.
The society said that people of Koloriang, Damin, Parsi Parlo and Sarli had been
facing great hardship due to non availability of food items, including salt. It appealed,
specially to the Agri and Horti deportment, to provide seeds to help the villagers
start their cultivation.
Meanwhile, the Society highly appreciated Shillong based North East Committee on
Relief and Development (NEICORD) and Canadian Foodgrains Bank along with Nyishi baptist
Church Council for providing much needed relief to the affected people.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: In the backdrop of arrest of two fake certificate distributors from
Banderdewa yesterday, NSUI, Papum Pare District unit appealed the Deputy Director
of School Education to serve notice to all the principal and headmasters to properly
check the documents of student during admission time.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Bamang Raman and Gichik James have been selected as Chairman and
General Secretary of newly formed Langbang, Sera, Yerba, Pado and Segriang PMGSY
Road Development Committee in a meeting held here on July 5.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Karsang Tadu and Karsang Tatang have been appointed as president
and general secretary of All Karsang Youth Welfare Associaiton (AKYWA) for the period
of five years.
Water supply disrupted
ITANAGAR: Heavy rainfall on July 6 night damaged the drinking water supply systems
of Roing township and rural areas affecting water supply in this localities.
“Department is doing all efforts to provide drinking water to the people from alternative
sources,” EE, PHE Roing said. He advised people to drink boiled and treated water
to avoid water borne diseases.
CM disability Pension scheme
ITANAGAR: State government has announced to launch Chief Minister Disability Pension
Scheme for 100% disable persons from this current financial year and an amount of
Rs 6000 per annum will be provided to the eligible beneficiaries on the occasion
of Statehood Day.
The aspiring beneficiary with 100% disability in eyes, arms and legs can submit their
application at the Office of Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex by August
Slash taxes on essential items: NCP unit
ITANAGAR: Expressing resentment over the recent price hike in diesel and other domestic
fuels like LPG and Kerosene by Central Government, the Papum Pare District unit of
Nationalist Congress Party appealed to the state Government to immediately slash
taxes on such essential commodities.
It further said that both Central and State Govt should find out mechanism to tackle
and restrain the spiraling rise in price of essential commodities.
The one-day workshop on Panchayat was held at Nafra, not Bomdila as wrongly published
in yesterday’s issue of this daily. The error is regretted.
Where are we headed?
I wish to ask the so called the ‘Big Shots of Arunachal Pradesh’-The Politicians
including the Chief Minister, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, Chairmen and
the Bureaucrats including the Chief Secretary, Secretaries, DCs, Directors who decide
the fate of our state: “Where are we heading to?”
DCs gets beaten up, poor villagers get killed by IRBn, Factional war terrorizes
public and govt. establishment in Tirap, DC Office ransacked, a tribe impose economic
sanction on the other, ‘Bandhs’ paralyze the capital and town, crash of single engine
chopper carrying VVIP, ‘media office’ gets ransacked, Police forcing teenage boy
and girl to have sex and makes MMS, corruption at every step-both in private and
public sector, Govt. buildings gets forcefully encroached by individuals, a student
union illegally locks the DMO office, Doctors assaulted, ADC loots the ‘Treasury’
and pretend innocent, voters demand money to exercise their vote and the list don’t
seem to end. Poor get poorer, rich the richer and the youth in confusion.”
I really don’t understand where do you want to take us. Why always be so self centered
and keep our motherland as - ‘land of kushi! kushi!’ as someone remarked in the past.
A Concerned Citizen
Naharlagun, (on email)
Give them a chance
I would like to reflect my views on the deteriorating law and order situation including
hardship faced by the common citizen in the twin districts of Tirap & Changlang due
to insurgency problem. I have been following the articles published by your daily
on the prevailing situation in both the districts.
Journalist associated with your daily like Ms. Tongam Rina, Tom Simai and Taba Ajum
had highlighted the problems of these districts and many a voice from Civil Society
Organizations including the Student Bodies like AAPSU, ANSU & Tirap Student Union
had voiced their concern. Apropos the Article titled “Lack of Initiative deters youth
from coming back” carried by Tom Simai, I was surprised to learn the tall claims
of the State Government and the Para Military Organizations such as Assam Rifles
regarding the Success rate of the Surrendered Militants of NSCN, ULFA, NDFB and other
UG Militant Organisations operating in these districts and other parts of Arunachal
Pradesh. It’s surprising to learn that there is no such Surrender & Rehabilitation
Policy adopted by the State Government so far. Rather the Government seems least
interested in Rehabilitation of the misguided youths who have surrendered to join
An extract from the Article published in one of the Newspapers of the state 11th
Jan, 2011 by a special correspondent describes the Visit of the Union Home Minister,
P. Chidambaram along with Late CM Dorjee Khandu in Khonsa on 3rd April,2010 wherein
in response to a Memorandum, he asked the State Government to come up with a special
plan for both the districts which should include law & order aspects as well as
developmental schemes for good roads, electricity, infrastructure and Skill development
for the misguided youths.
Taking further, A report of the Arunachal Times dated 19th March, 2010 states that
while addressing the 3rd session of the Fifth Legislative Assembly, the Governor
of the state, Gen. J J Singh had said that the Government is actively considering
the adoption of a surrender policy for the state which will inspire misguided youths
to give up the cult of the gun and join the mainstream. He even claimed that the
51 cadres of the various UG organizations had surrendered in the Tirap district,
which is perhaps the highest ever in any single district of the country. The report
clearly is indicative that the misguided the youths of the twin districts want to
join the mainstream but the lack of Surrender & Rehabilitation Policy of the State
Government deters them to consider the option. A year has passed by soon after this
announcement of the Governor on behalf of the Government, yet not even a single step
has been made to adopt the Surrender Policy by the state government.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI must be certainly having a Scheme to Rehabilitate
the UG surrenderees/ Militants in the North East as with the case of the Rehabilitation
of Naxalites in Naxal affected states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Some
parts of Maharashtra involving NGOs. Even there exists Surrender Policy for the Militants
in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and other North Eastern States. In this backdrop,
Arunachal Pradesh Government must take urgent measures to adopt Surrender & Rehabilitation
Policy in the state so as to wean away the misguided youth and militants that have
strayed into the fold of militancy and find themselves trapped into that net. Effort
must be made to ensure that the militants who have surrendered do not find it attractive
to join militancy again through setting up of Rehabilitation Centres in suitable
locations of the state where the misguided youth can be involved in the skill development
initiatives, vocational trainings and education leading to their self employment.
Report devoid of facts
This is in response to the news article that appeared in your daily on 6th July with
the headline “UG groups running parallel administration in Tirap” written by Taba
Ajum. In the report he has termed ‘Poakkoam’ village as mini Nagaland which we found
inappreciable. Nobody should write such wild allegations without knowing the fact
especially the place like Poakkoam. It is the Mission Centre of the Noktes under
the banner of “Nokte Baptist Churches Association’’ (NBCA). At present NBCA is being
sponsored by ABAM Mission of Nagaland. As such some Nagas from Nagaland are serving
there as Missionaries, Evangelists, Teachers and as other field & office staff. They
are not here to get married with local girls and to settle down there. They are here
to teach and help the Nokte people to develop spiritually in Christ. Till date not
a single girl has been married with the staff posted there as alleged by the writer.
So, it is really surprising that a responsible and senior journalist of a prestigious
daily like Arunachal Times has written such inappreciable article which touches the
sentiments of the Baptist Christians of the Nokte community. Why a responsible journalist
like Taba Ajum wants to malign the image of the NBCA by trying to paste the Naga
UG tag to NBCA; we wonder. NBCA condemns such wild and unfounded allegation labeled
by the writer and wants his clarification and apology to the people. If one cannot
appreciate the dedication of one's work, don't blame him either for some wrong reasons
The writer or the editor can contact and visit the Mission Center as and when they
want to know the truth and not to repeat such allegation in future.
No traces of any evidences of fund utility
Your daily has been doing yeomen service by highlighting the plight of the common
masses of Arunachal Pradesh regarding the lack of basic infrastructures in Arunachal
Pradesh especially in connection with the Road condition of the state as a whole.
It is beyond our knowledge as to which type of road they are to be classified. It
is beyond our imagination that in spite of pumping in so much of money both from
central grant and also from state head the developmental projects are not seeing
the light of the day. I fail to understand as to where those funds have been utilised
as we find no traces of any evidences of its utility. Even if it is utilised then
why there is no any mechanism devised to check the quality of the work done. Whom
are we fooling? The persons who are in the helm of these affairs should ponder thousand
times before executing these public welfare measures as you are also one among the
persons who is going to use these public properties like roads, bridges, buildings
etc. If not you but atleast some of your kit & kin is some day or the other going
to use the same public properties. Not to mention of the whole of Arunachal Pradesh
but if we see at the basic infrastructure facilities of Itanagar/Naharlagun then
I can bet that it is far worse than those of the slum areas of any metropolitan city
of our country. The slum dwellers of these metropolitan cities are far much blessed
then the residents of the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. Just see around the
capital of Arunachal Pradesh and you will find all the civic amenities are in deep
shambles. Not a single arterial/sector road is well maintained. Not a single colony
is free from water scarcity. Not a day is passed without erratic power cut. Not a
single colony/sector is free from the foul smells of the rotten garbage lying in
the public dustbin for ages. Just imagine if this is the condition of the state capital
which is the gateway of our state then what could be the condition of the district
headquarters and the interior areas. Its very unfortunate that our leaders/bureaucrats/technocrats
who are in the helm of all these affairs are giving a deaf ear to all these problems
although they are all aware of the same. If this is the trend then I am sure that
our next generation will surely curse and blame the present generation for all the
ills they have done to our state. I sincerely appeal every Arunachalee and more so
to the people who are in the helm of these affairs that please think and act judiciously
keeping in mind the prospects for our future generation. After all the seed which
we sow today will be reaped by our future generation which includes your kit & kin
also. Please shun away politics, community and above all corruption when it comes
to the development of our state. Let’s all strive for prosperous and corruption free
Itanagar, (on email)
If only they wake up
The plight of Tirap people is beyond imagination. Insurgency has caused irreparable
damages to the natives to the extent that they have become habituated. Khonsa- small
hilly town has been reduced to a playground of bullets and the echoes of heartaches
and fear. Amidst such a dark situation, the Tirapians still manage to find ways to
survive happily. The gentle nature of these people has further aggravated the condition
as they oblige to the false promises of the higher authorities.
If only the authorities would rise from their slumber!
Guwahati, (on email)
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
ITANAGTAR, Jul 7: The people of Lazu breathed a sigh of relief when they saw a helicopter
hovering over sleepy Lazu town on 6th July after a painful wait for two weeks. The
IAF helicopter that came to Lazu on that day had not come on a routine flight but
to drop food items for which the poor people were waiting as the food items they
had at home exhausted due to a massive road blockade. The state government had approved
16 relief sorties for Lazu circle on 23rd June but the actual dropping of PDS items
could materialize from 6th July mainly due to inclement weather. So far only 4 sorties
could be possible out of the 16 sorties approved.
However, because of the delay in dropping of PDS items due to bad weather, District
Administration and department of Food & Civil Supplies had started head load of essential
ration commodities granted by state government as immediate relief that gave as a
great succour to the people. The DF&CSO, Amit Bengia and Circle Officer Lazu, N.L.
Naam literally spent sleepless nights for the last few weeks as the patience of the
people of Lazu had run out having waited for more than two months for the food items
to arrive. The two mentioned officers worked round the clock to materialize the air
It may be recalled that a massive landslide blocked the Khonsa–Lazu road near Pongkong
village about 24 KM from Lazu since 20th May. Inspite of the best effort by BRTF
including help from army the blockade could not be cleared. According to sources
from BRTF it will take months to reopen the road because of the magnitude of blockade
caused by massive landslide. It is needless to mention here that Lazu bordering Myanmar
is peopled by extremely poor people who live in abject poverty as the land is not
suitable to grow any crops. It is also the main corridor for insurgents to cross
over to India from Myanmar and vice-versa.
As per conservative estimate the total cost of air sorties to feed Lazu circle per
month will be around `55,14,380 only while `20,69,252 only will be incurred to transport
PDS items by head load from FCI base depot to Lazu circle. The state exchequer can
save `34,45,128/- only per month if head load carriage system is introduced till
restoration of normal road communication. It has been experienced that air sortie
is too expensive. So the state government may resort to head load transportation
of PDS items to check the wasteful expenditure. The poverty-ridden people of border
areas will be immensely benefited if head load carriage system is introduced in the
area as the poor will get opportunities to work as porters.
In the mean time the people of the area have expressed their gratefulness to state
government headed by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Jarbom Gamlin who is also in-charge
of Food & Civil Supplies Department for the generosity in arranging air dropping
of PDS items. They also thanked local MLA, Yumsen Matey for his concern and DF&CSO
and CO, Lazu for their tireless effort. The people have also expressed unflinching
support to the state government. DIPRO
Bandh call postponed, law & order under control at Aalo
AALO, Jul 7 : The second phase of 36 hours bandh call given by the Paktu AO Youth
Welfare Association scheduled on July 8 has been postponed.
Meanwhile, supports are pouring in from various parts of the state condemning the
ugly incident that took place on July 4 to demean the highest institution in the
The District Magistrate, Admin officers and Police thoroughly discussed the overall
situation in the district in a coordination meeting. The West Siang Superintendent
of Police Ghana Sambandan had an elaborate meeting with Commandant 2nd Bn Aalo Mari
Riba and Tojo Karga, Commandant 3rd IRBn Itanagar who has been deputed from Police
Headquarter to assist West Siang SP to tackle law and order problem. The SP disclosed
that local police, AP battalion and IRBn have been deployed in all strategic locations
to deal firmly with violators. The situation is under control and no further untoward
incident is reported from any place till filling of this news.
The imposition of 144 Cr PC continues to restrict group movement and carrying weapon
in the township area. DIPRO
Contractors say no to wholesale nominee
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: The All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) has demanded
the State Government to revoke the appointment of wholesale nominee cum carriage
contractor for wheat for Arunachal Pradesh alleging that the appointment has been
made by the Civil Supply department without following the laid down norms and guidelines.
While demanding disciplinary action against the erring officers for the illegal appointment,
AACWA in its letter to the chief secretary threatened to knock the door of the court
for justice if the appointment is not revoked within 36 hours.
The association further urged the CS to pass necessary order to invite open tender
for awarding contract work for transparency.
Banderdewa Police arrests gang involved in fake certificates racket
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Banderdewa police led by OC PS Banderdewa S I K Dev arrested two
persons from Banderdewa area who are involved in issuing all kinds of fake certificates.
Acting on a tip off SI K Dev and Teli Naga, NSUI district president, Papumpare led
a joint action and arrested Prabin Borah and Ratul Borah from their shop M/s Saraswati
Enterprise. The police seized two sets of computers with other peripherals from the
duo. The other accused in the case Harendra Singh fled to his home town in Bihar.
Scanning of the mobile data shows that there are scores of messages asking for issue
of Class-X pass certificates. Initial investigation reveals that the trio had issued
many driving licenses, birth certificates, vehicle registration certificates, class-X
and Class-XII pass certificates earlier. Numbers of such certificates have been seized
from their possession and it does look like the original one.
On interrogation, the duo stated that they charge Rs.5000 to Rs.8000 for Class-X
and Class-XII certificate, Rs. 500 for birth certificate, Rs. 3000 for registration
certificate and Rs.800 for driving licence.
The Arunachal Police acknowledges the contribution rendered by Teli Nega, NSUI district
president in busting the gang. The district police appealed to the like minded and
law abiding citizens to come forward and assist police in curbing any form of violence
and criminal act.
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: All Longsom Students’ Union (ALSU) rubbished the clarification given
by Tirap district administration and stated that district administration’s clear
cut denial of the genuine grievances has only proved its lack of interest in addressing
The district administration should work out modalities along with the concern departments
to redress the problems instead of terming the union’s demand as baseless, ALSU said
while reacting to the clarification given by Tirap administration regarding union’s
According to the district administration statement, ALSU said, the people of other
places like Khonsa, Dadam, Lazu etc are getting their full quota of rice every month.
But at the same time, Longsom villagers are given only 25-30 kg rice under AAY,
15 kg under BPL and 15-20 kgs under APL quota, the union alleged and questioned the
authority regarding this disparity in distribution of rice within Tirap.
It also reiterated its stand on wages paid to job card holders under NREGA. According
to the union job card holders are given only 14 days wages instead of guaranteed
100 days and appealed to the authorities concerned to look into the matter seriously.
Pema assures to work for a developed Arunachal
Tuki proposes naming of civil secretariat after late Khandu
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: WRD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu today assured to work sincerely
for the well-being of the people of the state and to fulfill the cherished dream
of his father and late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to make Arunachal one of the
developed states in the country.
Addressing the media persons here today, Pema, who was elected unopposed from Mukto
assembly constituency, said that he would extend full cooperation to the Jarbom
Gamlin led state Govt and Congress party to carry forward the vision of his father.
Pema also extended sincere thanks to AICC president Sonia Gandhi, CWC member and
Arunachal incharge Dr Dhaniram Shandil APCC president Nabam Tuki and Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin for nominating him as INC candidate in Mukto bye-election and also
thanked party functionaries, particularly the party workers of Mukto and Tawang DCC
for reposing faith on him. Pema further expressed gratitude to the other political
parties including BJP, NCP and PPA for not fielding any candidate against him in
the bye-election as a mark of respect to his father and late Chief Minister Dorjee
Earlier, APCC president Nabam Tuki congratulated Pema for being elected unopposed
in the bye-election and also acknowledged the generosity shown by other political
parties not fielding candidate against INC candidate Pema Khandu. Recalling the
contributions of late CM Khandu for all round developments of the state, Tuki hoped
that Pema will follow the foot-step of his father for all round development of state.
Late CM Khandu took personal interest in development of state, especially for infrastructure
development including construction of civil secretariat and assembly buildings, Tuki
said and proposed that civil secretariat and one of the model roads should be named
after late CM.
Earlier, the APCC general secretary and incharge Tawang, East and West Kameng, Byabang
Nukh, other APCC office bearers and party workers accorded warm reception to Pema
Khandu at Hollongi Gate.
Later, Pema Khandu was ceremonially felicitated and congratulated by party leaders
including Nukh and APCC vice president Padi Hinda for being elected unopposed
at Rajiv Gandhi Congress Bhawan.
Here also Pema extended his sincere thanks to all for being elected unopposed as
RWD launch e-tendering
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: State Rural Work Department has launched e-tendering for the PMGSY
package No AR/07/02/020 road from Kimin HQ to Durpa –I and II (stage-II) under Rural
Works Division Poma at the conference hall of RWD CE here today.
The launching ceremony presided over the Superintending Engineer, Itanagar rural
work circle, Er D Nyodu was attended by Er K Tabio, Chief Executive officer, ARRDA,
Er N Phaichulupa, member secretary, Hage Mubi Tada, member and NIC team from Itanagar,
Er T Paktung, EE RWD Daporijo, Er Rido Allo, AE Karsingsa, T Talam, JE Kimin and
Rebia takes part in development meet, accords priority on education
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Doimukh MLA and Parliamentary secretary, Industries, has emphasized
on proper education for children.
Addressing a mega development meeting of Chiputha Panchayat Block held at Mani Village
today in Doimukh circle, Rebia said education is the backbone of the society. Stressing
on the need to educate every child, he further called upon the parents to take
extra care of their children in moulding their charracter.
On poor enrolment in Govt schools, Rebia said that Govt schools have the best trained
teachers. Instead of sending their children to expensive public schools people should
send their children to Govt schools, he opined and asked the teachers to motivate
the students in learning good things in life. Responding to a memorandum submitted
by development Committee on upgradation of ME school Mani into Secondary level School
Rebia said school must fulfill certain criteria for up-gradation. However, he said
“we are contemplating to make the ME school, Mani a model school on priority
basis as the school has all feasibilities to be a model school.”
On creation of new village called Chirgusi, he nodded positively to fulfill the
long pending demand of the people. He also responded positively on the various demands
like boundary wall and land demarcation of ME school, Mani, up-gradation of health
Sub-center of Chiputha, Jampa and Ross into Primary Health Center, Drinking water
supply, flood protection in Mani and Chiputha.
Rebia further said that the Papum Pare district is gaining the pace of developments.
Mega projects like Trans-Highway Arunachal will bring more job avenues and business
opportunities for locals unemployed youths, he said. Rebia, however, appealed one
and all to cooperate with the executing agency and district administration in successful
completion of the works. He is very much optimistic that such development will improve
economic condition of the people. He also asked the people to maintain discipline.
The Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, the guest of honour, also spoke on
the importance of education and its benefits. He called upon the people to extend
wholehearted support in successful completion of the Trans Arunachal Highway.
The District Medical Officer, DDSE Yupia, ZPMs, Panchayat leaders of Doimukh circle
also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Rebia along with DC, SP, and Panchayat leaders participated tree plantation
in the ME School ground.
Meanwhile, Rebia dedicated a Labour Room at Health Sub-Centre, Mani in presence
of Ligu, SP Nabam Gungte, DMO Bengia Tubin, other officers, staffs and Panchayat
leaders. Labour Room was constructed with the aid of NEEPCO under the CSR-CD scheme.
The MLA asked the general people including women to take advantages of available
medical facilities and added that with the opening of Labour room, women of the area
will get better medical care during the deliveries. He also called upon the DMO,
Yupia to strictly monitor the presence of officers and staffs and advised them
to deliver their works with dedication and sincerity. DIPRO
Orgs, district units of APCSOA condemns assault on DC
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: The Arunachal Citizens’ Rights (ACR), Nefa Indigenous human Rights
Organisation (NIHRO), Global Human Rights Organisation (GHRO), Women Power Connect
(WPC-AP Chapter) and Human Rights Law Network (HRLNW-Arunachal Unit) have condemned
the reported physical assault on West Siang DC Amjad Tak by four persons who were
presented before him for bail and termed the incident as unfortunate.
However, the organization said that the highest authority of a district can’t be
physically manhandled by sensible persons without being provoked beyond reasoning
or being cornered to the wall. The incident has exposed the lack of administration
working at the behest of politicians and undermining the voices of common masses.
The civil society groups jointly appealed one and all not to escalate the matter
and also urged the state Govt. to intervene and douse the tension in order to restore
peace in the district for the interest of the common people.
Meanwhile, the Lohit district unit of APCSOA, condemned the reported assault on
West Siang DC by the detainees and bailer. In an emergency meeting held at DC Conference
Hall, Tezu on July 5 the unit resolved to oppose such acts in letter and spirit.
It appealed the authorities concerned to put the culprits to task and give exemplary
punishments so that such incidents do not become precedent.
Expressing deep anguish over such act of violence, the APCSOA unit said that such
incidents anywhere in the state demoralizes the officers and government staff thereby
adversely affecting the selfless and dedicated service to the district and to the
state as a whole.
The district unit further extended its support to DC Amjad Tak and his family members
and urged them not to be discouraged by this act of anti-social elements, but to
stand firm and face the situation resolutely.
The East Siang Unit of APCSOA also condemned the dastardly act committed against
DC Amjad Tak. Taking strong exceptions to the incident, the district unit assured
to discharge their duties without fear and favour as usual and urged the government
to provide adequate security to all the administrative officers to enable them to
discharge their duties smoothly.
The Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers Association, Upper Subansiri District
unit also strongly condemned the barbaric act committed against Amjad Tak on 4th
July 2011 by some unruly elements. The association urged the State Government to
take stern action against the culprits to prevent recurrence of such incidence in
future. The members of APCSOA, Daporijo unit observed Pen- Down strike today to registered
protest over the incident. DIPROs
Hong Dree concludes
ZIRO, Jul 7: Local MLA-cum-Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo assured to extend
necessary help in construction of rostrum at Hong Dree ground and also to sanction
Rs. 50,000 every year.
Addressing the valedictory function of the 22nd Hong Dree Festival, he appealed people
of Ziro to arrange joint celebration of Dree Festival in the night of 6th July by
the committee members of Central Dree and Hong Dree along with officers at Biirii.
Later he distributed prizes to winners of various events and other activities.
Earlier, on July 5, Kumar Waii, Parliamentary Secretary, Forest and Environment while
attending the Dree as the chief guest appreciated Apatanis for preserving its own
culture and asked them to retain same spirit in future. He assured to visit once
again for participating celebration of Apatani Dree festival in future.
Later, Waii donated Rs. 1 lakhs to the celebration Committee and Rs. 50,000 each
to cultural troupe and GBs and priests.
Hibu Dolle, IFS read out the Dree mythology while Niichi ZPM, Hibu Uma and Niitii
ZPM Tilling Dolley gave the welcome address and vote of thanks respectively.
The 22nd Hong Dree football final match was played between MMDS Club and Young Street
FC club in which MMDS beat YSFC and lifted the 22nd Hong Dree football trophy. In
tug-of-war game held on second day of celebration between Public women v/s Employee
women, Employee women group won the war. In men’s football match between Public-XI
and Employee-XI, Public-XI won the game by 2-0 goals. Traditional Ayu and Bisi competitions
were also arranged as part of the Hong Dree celebration.
Orgs call 12 hrs bandh
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activist Forum (ARTIAF), All Arunachal Pradesh
Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization(AAPATCYO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum
(AAPYF) in a joint coordination meeting held here today unanimously resolved to call
12 hours capital bandh on July 14 in favour of their demands for removal of Health
Minister Atum Welly, CIC Y D Thongchi and re-arrest of Sanjeev Tana, accused of
planting pistol in the private car of RTI acticvist Payi Gyadi, Chairman, Sango
Lamta Foundation (SLF) and immediate arrest of Akung Welly, Anung Welly and others
who are allegedly involved in illegal appointments and lowering of RTI fees from
Rs.10 to Rs. 2.
The organizations said they left with no other alternative but to take the path of
democratic movement due to Government’s indifferent attitude towards its demands
submitted earlier through memorandum to Governor and CM by ARTIAF and AAPACYO deadlines
for which were expired on July 1 and 7. The coordination meeting was attended by
ARTIAF chairman Chopa Cheda, AAPATCYO president Kipa Kame and AAPYF president Tadar
Attu and all the central executive members of these organizations.
ARTIAF chairman Chopa Cheda said that the three organizations will go with 2nd phase
of 24 horus and third pahse of 48 hours bandh if the government does pay heed to
the demand of the three organizations. The organizations called upon all the civil
societies, NGOs and student organization to cooperate with the bandh call peacefully.
Water and electricity supplies, hospital and pharmacies, milk supply, police personnel,
magistrates, media and ambulances will be exempted from the purview of the bandh,
Dree festival celebrated with traditional gaiety and flavour at Changlang
CHANGLANG, Jul 7: The Apatani community of Changlang celebrated the Dree festival
with traditional gaiety and flavour here on July 5. Presentation of colourful Apatani
songs and dances like the 'Daminda', extempore speech in Apatani language by youths
and senior members at the festival venue to boost the knowledge of Apatani language
especially to youths were the main highlights of the celebration.
Dwelling on the mythology of the festival, Chairman of Festival organizing committee
Radhe Hinda, DIO, Changlang said, the Dree is one of the major agricultural festivals
of Apatani community and is celebrated on 5th July every year. The wetland agricultural
practice of Apatani is unique not only in Arunachal Pradesh but also throughout the
Originally, the Dree was a simple performance of few rituals by Ancestors of Apatani
to invoke the Dree gods and goddesses for bumper returns of harvested crops and to
help protect the paddy plants from harmful effects of insects, pests and diseases.
Hinda added, the community, wherever they are, they celebrate the festival as a mark
of unifying and wellbeing of the community. He also informed that, the common celebration
of the festival was held for the first time on 5th July 1967 at Nenchanlya field
in Ziro and the practice is followed till date.
Earlier, welcoming the guests and invitees to the celebration, Mihin Gambo, DSP,
Changlang informed the significance of Dree and request everyone to participate in
the festival enthusiastically and whole heartedly.
Later, the DSP, Changlang Mihin Gambo and the Chairman organizing committee Radhe
Hinda distributed prizes to the winners of the competitions, which was followed by
a community feast.
Earlier, on 3rd and 4th July, games and sports competition like Volleyball competition,
Tag-of-war competition among the members were organized.
A mass plantation of saplings of decorative trees in and around Officers’ Colony
of Changlang was conducted by all members of Apatani Community was a special attraction
of Dree Festival of Changlang this year.
Van Mahotsava celebrated
TEZU, July 7: The Van Mahotsava was celebrated at the VKV School, Tezu with awareness
programme and tree plantation today.
The Chief Guest of the programme, Karikho Kri, MLA cum parliamentary secretary, transport,
and Guest of Honour R K Sharma, DC along with other dignitaries planted sapling at
the school compound to mark the celebration. CCF, Yogesh, DFO, Tobang Pertin, Principals
VKV and GHSS, Tezu, Govts officials, panchayat leaders and students were also participated
in the celebration.
Emphasizing on the need of mass tree plantation, Kri said trees will not only provide
oxygen and greenery, it will help us in controlling flood in Lohit, especially in
Tezu. He called upon everyone to plant at least two saplings in their respective
residential compound in order to maintain greenery and as a step to control flood.
Kri further called upon the intellectuals to educate the people about the importance
of forests and said that the general people should also extend cooperation with
the forest department in creating mass awareness on tree plantation. He advised
the forest department to take up an agenda for plantation of 1000 Neem saplings in
the next Van Mahotsava celebration.
Rs 5 lakh for the construction of VKV School boundary wall was announced.
R K Sharma suggested the school principals to inculcate the idea of plantation into
the minds of the students. If a person cuts one tree for any purpose, he should plant
ten trees, he opined.
CCF, Mr. Yogesh emphasized on ‘PPP’ (Plant-Protection-Publicity) and ‘RRU’ (Reduce,
Recycle and Use). He asked the members to plant trees not only for individual but
for the society and survival of the human race. DFO, Tezu, Pertin assured that medicinal
plants along with Neem will be planted next year. DIPRO
At Deomali, Govt officials, students, panchayat leaders and general public planted
more than 200 sapling of various species around NTC school campus as a part of the
62nd Vana Mohatsava celebration today. The tree plantation programme organized
by the Deomali forest division to commemorate the International year of forest -2011
was also attended, among others, by G. Singpho, SDO, Deomali and J Moithak, ZPM.
The Banderdewa Forest Division also organized mass tree planting programme in the
compound of the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Banderdewa today on the occasion of
62nd Van Mahotsava.
A seminar was also organized wherein the importance of tree plantation and the aim
and objection of Van Mahotsava were briefed by Banderdewa DFO Tasso Sira. The tree
planting techniques were demonstrated by the Range Officer T.Singdu. The Principal,
VKV and his staff made their presence by delivering their valuable speech on the
Earlier, on July 6 drawing competition was organized in Sub-junior, Junior and Senior
students category and the winners were awarded prizes during the seminar.
The Van Mahotsava was also celebrated at Kimin, Doimukh, Kakoi, Balijan, Tarajuli
and Kolaptoka under Banderdewa Forest Division.
Association calls for properimplementation of RR
ITANAGAR, July 7: Nyishi Unemployed Engineer’s Association (NUEA) has decided to
fight against illegal appointments in various Govt departments and public sector
undertakings (PSUs) in the state.
NUEA, in a release said that, it would fight for proper implementation of recruitment
rules in both Govt and PSUs, MoAs and MoUs signed between State Govt and PSUs, to
press Govt for creation of jobs in technical non-technical departments for direct
recruitment as requirement, to guide and encourage the unemployed engineers for self
employment and in availing financial assistance from Govt., demand for giving job
preference to unemployed Nyishi engineers in Govt and PSUs in Nyishi inhabited areas
and provide job opportunity to all unemployed engineers, who have already crossed
the age limit for applying job in Govt department and other public sector undertakings.
Meanwhile, NUEA, while supporting the ANSU movement on Pradeep Thakur issue, has
appealed to the Nyishi intellectuals, public youth and students to give full support
to ANSU in its fight for justice. It also appealed to the State Government to take
active and immediate step to solve the issue.
Tree plantation programme
ITANAGAR, Jul 7: The Papum Pare district unit of North East Development Welfare Society
(NEDWS) organized a mega social service cum tree plantation under its Go Green and
Clean Environment programme today. Prominent officers including DRDA PD, Takar Nyicyor,
SDO Yupia Lod Gumbo and farmer clubs members encouraged tree plantation and social
service. The duo suggested the executive members of the NGO district unit to organize
more such clean and green environment programmes in entire district. At the same
time they suggested to form self help group especially for women to serve the downtrodden
section of society.
The executive members of district unit NEDWS led by Tamuk Tatup and Talam Har Neelam
as its president and general secretary respectively took oath of affirmation in DRDA
Hall Yupia. Gambo administered the oath of affirmation.
ZPM I-Burom, Taro Modi graced the occasion with women GPM T Mekha and suggested to
be pro-active in making environment clean and green through scientific method. She
suggested the gathering and executive members of NEDWS to take up tree plantation
programme in entire district and organize awareness camp on climate change and Global
warming among the common people.
NEDWS president Tabom Boje appealed every one to be proactive in defending NGO’s
aim and objective and also sought cooperation of officials and panchayat leaders
to its district unit. NEDWS district unit president Tamuk Tatup also spoke on the
occasion. One of the main aims of this NGO is to bring communal harmony and to make
aware about the Tani Lipi in entire district for the betterment of next generation.