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Toppers felicitated

ROING, Jul 25: AISSE toppers from Lower Dibang Valley district were felicitated at the 2nd Chhatra Samman Samaroh, organised by the Vivekananda Kendra, Arun Jyoti, Roing here today.

The Kendra also felicitated Tine Mena, the first woman Everester from Northeast. Earlier, the previous day, Mena made a presentation on her summit to the Mt Everest describing her arduous journey to the world's highest peak.

At the Samaroh, 18 students were honoured, wherein 10 students were toppers from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) Roing, 2 each from Divine Word School (DWS) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) and Intaya Public School (IPS),  Roing and 1 each from Government High School Roing and Bolung.

The students scoring 8.6 grade point and above in their AISSE examination were felicitated. Inda Mihu, Vineet Kumar Jha and Bristi Ankita Saikia of VKV and Ashee Linggi of DWS and Ruchi Singha of IPS were the five among the toppers who scored 10 grade point in their class X examination.

Addressing the gathering, the chief guest Garima Gupta (IAS), Deputy Commissioner of Roing, advised the students to choose their own career of choice and strive to achieve it.

“You can serve your people, if you are well placed in society.”

Gupta also advised the students to be extra careful in this particular age, as all sorts of negative influence might try to derail them in their pursuit to a successful career.

The guest of honour, Chiliko Meto, Lower Dibang Valley Zilla Chairperson also speaking to the students said: “As an educated youth, it is your duty to preserve your culture and rich heritage.”

“The real challenge of education comes, when its time to give back to your society,” said Meto.


Orgs register protest

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union (ARSU) and All Aka-Miji Capital Complex Welfare Society (AAMCCWS) have burnt down the copies of a book  for disseminating wrong knowledge and information to the people of the state and country. The organizations also urged the readers not to use the book like Master Suggestion for Competition Exam of GGL Group of Publication which carries wrong information.


Borang to be chief guest

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: MLA Ralom Borang has consented attend as chief guest in the inaugural function of the Eastern Adi Students’ Union conference which will be held at Mebo from July 28-30.



ITANAGAR, Jul 25: TG Tara has been selected as general secretary of Arunachal Artiste Forum in a meeting held yesterday at Naharlagun.

Hari Sono, Longli Chongroju have been selected as president and general secretary of Kameng and Tawang District Youth Organisation in a meeting held here today.


Union demands Aircel tower

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union in a letter to senior executive, Aircel, Itanagar appealed for installation of Aircel Mobile tower at Pistana and Raga block immediately.


Sports training

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Two days intensive sports training program was conducted by Donyi-Polo Sports and Cultural Centre, Papum Pare District under the supervision of Arunachal Vikash Parishad at Khadi village and Industrial Centre, Doimukh on July 23 and 24.

The event was inaugurated by Papum Pare district unit, AVP President Tana Tagu Tara and the valedictory function was attended by Janjhati Faith and Cultural Protection Forum, North East Region vice President Naba Atum as chief guest.

The event was participated by DPSC Centre Unit from Itanagar, Naharlagun, Doimukh, Balijan and Khel.

The objective of the events was to select the talent youths between age group 14-30 years to compete in their respective circles, district and state level events in order to participate in the National Sports Meet which will be held at Pune on December 31.


Health awareness camp

Itanagar, Jul 25:  Laparoscopy operations for 28 patients and placement of Intra Uterine Device (IUD) were done at a family planning cum health awareness camp organized as part of the World Population Fortnight observation at Sagalee Community Health Centre on July 22.

Besides providing oral contraceptive pills and medicines to the beneficiaries free of cost investigation and cash incentives were also given as per the norms after the operations.

The camp was inaugurated by Sagalee ADC Chukhu Taller.

The camp was conducted by a team of doctors and para-medical staff from Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun in collaboration with Papum Pare District Health Society.


DASU’s appeal to education minister, APEDA

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU) in a letter to education minister appealed for renovation of school building, boys and girls hostels of government higher secondary school, Bolung and construction of an auditorium and introduction of commerce stream at GHSS, Bolung.

It also appealed for construction of computer building, introduction of commerce and agriculture course at GHSS, Dambuk.

Further, the union in a separate letter to Director, APEDA, Itanagar said that APEDA has established an energy production unit at Bomjir village in 2010 but it remained defunct till today.

The union appealed the Director to immediately investigates the matter and renovate the machine within one month or provide provision of solar lamp to each and every household free of cost.



Itanagar, Jul 25:  Mori-Rotgo Banggo Welfare Society, Itanagar condoled the death of Er. Salek Aalee, Assistant Engineer, Power (Electrical), who expired on July 22 after prolonged illness.

He was 46 and survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.

Born to Late Yaksung Aalee and Smt. Ame Aalee of Karko Village, Salek didi his elementary education from Gibe (Karko) Primary School, Upper Siang and obtained Degree in Electrical Engineering from Karad Engineering College, Maharashtra.

He was a brilliant student through out his career and was appointed as Junior Engineer in 1994 and promoted to Assistant Engineer in 1999.

The society conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.


RTI activist pleads for security

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: In an FIR lodged with Itanagar Police Station, the RTI Activists Bukhe Flago and Mama Rigom claimed that a group of persons threatened them with life yesterday night after they raised voice against illegal appointments in tourism department. They have appealed to the police immediately arrest those people under appropriate section of law and deploy personnel for safety and security of their life.

Meanwhile, in a press release, the activists duo claimed that the ARTIAF chairman impeached them as general secretary and vice president respectively without proper knowledge of executive members.


Medical camp for students

ITANAGAR: A team of R.K. Mission Hospital comprising two doctors and a laboratory technician organized a medical camp for the students of Oju Mission School on July 23 and conducted Hepatitis test for more than 300 students. Very few of the students have been found positive and would be treated.

The students and the organization thanked R.K Mission Hospital authorities for conducting the medical camp.


ALA agrees to reduce fees

ITANAGAR: The authorities of Arunachal Law Academy (ALA) has agreed to reduce the admission fees  for the session 2011-12 after a fruitful discussion, said Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum (APCF) in a release today.

Lauding the ALA for its decision to minimize the admission fees, the Forum appealed  to the  state Govt to extend all possible  help to the  Academy for smooth running of the institution.


ABK against forceful donation collection

ITANAGAR: Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) while taking serious notes the forceful collection of donation in the name of ABK in East Siang District by some individuals and associations appealed to the people of the district particularly the business community not to entertain any sorts of donation, gifts in cash and kind in the name of ABK.


Bamboo collection banned

ITANAGAR: Chimpu Urban Area Welfare Committee in a meeting held her today unanimously decided to prohibit collection of Bamboo within the jurisdiction of the committee from August 01 to November 30.


News Impact

Eviction drive in reserve forest

Over 103 encroachers evicted

PASIGHAT, Jul 25: East Siang district administration, police and forest officials jointly launched an eviction drive against unauthorized houses in green-belt (Reserve Forest) on Monday.

The DM Onit Panyang informed that altogether 103 houses including RCC buildings were evicted successfully during the drive. However, other  27  encroachers obtained stay order against the eviction from Gauhati high court.

He informed that before starting the operation, the  144 CrPC was promulgated and encroachers were requested to cooperate repeatedly. However, the eviction drive turned violent when  a group of woman and youths vehemently opposed the drive and restrained  the administration to evict the encroachers. Some of the protesters including woman and youths tried to damage JCVs pelting stones and attacked magistrate and police personnel on duty, added Panyang.

Left with no option police had to lob a teargas shell to disperse the mob. The DM also informed that one magistrate, one lady constable and four woman protesters were reportedly received minor injuries during the operation. The DM also lauded police and forest officials  for their role in making the drive successful. DIPRO


DLSC urges benficiaries to avail CM’s Disability Pension Scheme

ANINI, Jul 25: District Level Steering Committee (DLSC) was constituted for the implementation of newly launched Chief Minister’s Disability Pension scheme in the Dibang Valley District.

Terming the scheme as noble and innovative initiative of the State Govt. to reach out to most disabled one’s throughout the state, DC urged all genuine beneficiaries to come forward to avail the scheme.

DC sought cooperation from all, particularly the Panchayat Raj members and GBs, in dissemination of information in rural and remote villages of the District about the scheme. The DC also made appeal to render helping hands to a persons with disability in submitting their details to the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

Highlighting on benefits of the scheme, the DC said, “The Scheme will provide Rs. 6000 per annum to persons with 100% disability in both eyes or in both upper limbs (Arms) or in both lower limbs (legs)”.

Requirement of details to be submitted for availing the scheme includes Name, Age, Sex, Name of village, Circle, Father’s/Husband’s name, Details of Bank Account, Two photographs one showing the face clearly and the other showing the nature of disability. Beneficiaries who are already getting disability pension from any other scheme of Central or State Govt. can also apply, DC added.

All the details will be uploaded on a website directly from the District and the amount of benefit will be disbursed to the beneficiaries by the Deputy Commissioner on the occasion of the Statehood Day, the DC informed.

Administrative officers, HODs, HOO of the District have also been urged to cooperate for effective implementation of the scheme in the district.  DIPRO


Gumto police outpost needs Govt attention

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: The recent flood triggered by the heavy down pour has washed way the basic amenities like toilet and bathroom meant for the police personnel posted at Gumto police outpost, said II-Doimukh ASM chairman Nabam Vijay today.

He further informed that the staff quarter at Gumto has been lying in dilapidated condition due to lack of proper maintenance. Moreover, the overall housing infrastructure for the police personnel is on the verge of collapse due to landslide, he added.

On the other hand rain water inundates Bachelor barracks,  staff quarters and Doimukh Police station during rainy season making it impossible for police personnel  to live in and carry out their day-to-day work, the ASM chairperson further said.  Vijay appealed to the home department to take immediate step for renovation and protection of infrastructure both at Gumto outpost and Doimukh police station.


LPG at the doorstep of people

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: The people of Seppa township would get LPGs at their door step from now onwards, according to Seppa Township Colonies Development Committee (STCDC)

Cooking gas would be distributed among consumers in their respective colonies with help of the colony welfare committee chairman, said STCDC in a release and sought cooperation from each colony dwellers in this regard.

The decision was taken unanimously in a joint meeting organised by Seppa Township Colonies Development Committee (STCDC) with the colony chairmen and the propetior of Kameng Gas Agency on July 23 to ensure LPG to the consumers as well as avoid unnecesary rush during distribution time at gas agency.

The meeting also discussed about various ways and means to solve the cooking gas crisis in East Kameng.

According to Kameng Gas Agency, the main problem in lifting LPG was insufficient vehicle and bad road condition.

The total number of LPG quota allowed by Indian Oil Cooperation Limited (IOC) to Kameng Gas Agency for entire East Kameng district is 4480 out of which 3645 are double connection and 835 are single connection.

It was also told in the meeting that one vehicle has the capacity to lift only 256 numbers of LPG at a time. Whereas the agency has to lift 2754 LPG from Indane distributor in Assam in a month to meet the requirement. But some time it can not lift LPGs because of bad roads, in sufficient vehicle and poor BSNL service.


B B Pandey is no more

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Dr Bir Bahadur Pandey, popularly known as Dr B B Pandey, is no more.

The former Deputy Director of Research (Culture), govt of Arunachal Pradesh and a renowned social scientist died of old age related ailments in his New Delhi residence on July 24, informed Tage Tada, Director of Research, here today.

He was 71. He has left behind his wife, a daughter, son-in-law and scores of relatives.  

Born on June 4, 1940 at Dharm Khori in Siwan district of Bihar, Dr Pandey, a post-graduate from Bhagalpul University, had served the people of Arunachal Pradesh in different capacities. Before joining the Department of Research in 1968 as District Research Officer and posted at Ziro, he had served the Tezu Govt Hr Sec School as senior teacher since 1964. For a brief period, he also worked as project director of DRDA, Tezu and Seppa. He was promoted to the post of Deputy Director, Research (Culture) in 1995 and remained in the same post for four years before he retired from govt service in June 1999.

During his service life, Dr Pandey had carried out intensive field studies on the tribes of two districts and published various books, besides a good number of research articles.

Even after his retirement, he stayed at Itanagar and continued to serve the people of State with indomitable spirit in the field of empirical research by organizing seminars, workshops, symposium, contributing books and other intellectual pursuits. He has as many as 24 books and booklets and hundreds of research articles to his credit.

He was also actively associated with two non-governmental research organizations – Research Centre for the Himalayan & Tribal Regions (RCHTR), North East, Itanagar unit and Social Science Research Institute, Arunachal Pradesh (SSRI-AP) – till his death leaving behind a permanent mark in pioneering works in cultural research on indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

The officers and staff of the Directorate of Research led by Director Tage Tada today held a condolence meeting at the Heritage Research building to mourn the death of Dr Pandey.

While recalling the contributions of the former deputy director, Tada said with the sudden passing away of Dr Pandey, the State has lost a devoted social scientist.

The meeting observed two minutes’ silence as a mark of respect to late Pandey and prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.  

Meanwhile, Social Science Research Institute, Arunachal Pradesh (SSRI-AP) condoled the death of Dr. Pandey and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Recalling his association with the institute as president since 2002, SSRI-AP executive body in a release said that under his leadership the institute organised symposium and seminars of different topics of Arunachal Pradesh and also published the three volumes of Journals of Social Science Research, SSRI-AP.

His death is an irreparable loss not only to the SSRI fraternity but entire people of the state, the release said.


ARTIAF demands CM’s resignation, calls 2nd phase of bandh on July 29

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Taking their fight against corruption to new level, Arunachal RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) has called on state Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to resign on moral ground for his alleged role in selection of Y D Thongchi as state information commissioner (SIC). ARTIAF has also been demanding resignation of YD Thongchi and health minister Atum Welly for allegedly being involved in illegal appointment and nepotism.

Stumbling upon new evidence about irregularities in selection of Y D Thongchi as SIC, members of ARTIAF led by its president Chopa Cheda and general secretary Sema Yangfo today submitted a memorandum to Governor J J Singh seeking his intervention in this case. According to documents furnished by ARTIAF, state Govt constituted a three-member committee to recommend the name of Y D Thongchi to be appointed as chief information commissioner vide gazette No. 24. Vol XVII dated Naharlagun Friday 25, 2011.

ARTIAF claimed that as per rule framed, state CM, leader of opposition and a cabinet minister are to be made members while selecting new SIC. However Techi Kaso, one of the members of the committee, being from NCP which is a ruling alliance of Congress at Centre and extending support in state too do not fit the bill. “In Arunachal BJP is main opposition party and in that committee leader of opposition should have been from BJP”.  Terming this as complete violation of RTI rules, ARTIAF urged present Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin who was also member of that committee to resign from his post on moral ground for misleading state.

Meanwhile, Forum has called 2nd phase 24-hr bandh on 29th of this month seeking resignation of CM, immediate removal of health & RWD minister Atum Welly and YD Thongchi for their alleged involvement in illegal appointments and  re-arrest of Sanjeev Tana.


Everester Anshu felicitated at Kolkata

Kolkata, Jul 25: Four Indian Everesters namely Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh, Dipankar Ghosh and Rajib Bhattacharya of West Bengal and Ganesh Chandra Jeena of Orrisa were felicitated at State Youth Centre, Kolkata on Saturday last for their successful Mt. Everest Expedition 2011.

West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitram who was the chief guest during the felicitation programme, showered praises to the four Everesters who brought name and fame to the whole of India by their recent mountaineering feat. He further announced that his Ministry would make free distribution of Mt. Everest Expedition CDs worth Rs.1 lakh among the students and youths. He opined that this would help in creating awareness of adventure sports and further popularize mountaineering among the youths of East and North East India. He also advocated for making sports subject compulsory in all schools.

Dr Surendra N Basak President of ‘Angan Chaariye’ and veteran mountaineer Pratima Chatterjee also spoke on the occasion and presented the especially designed Mountaineering Trophies to the four Everesters.   Expedition veteran Bidyut Sarkar also recalled his thrilling experience of 8 months long Trans Himalayan Trekking Expedition which he started from Ladhak region and ended in Arunachal Himalayas. Everester Anshu Jamsenpa who created a world record by scaling Mt Everest twice is a span of 10 days was the hot favorite with Bengal’s Press and media persons. They were thronging after her for interviews and photo shoots while a beeline of autograph seekers kept Anshu fully pre-occupied. On her part she invited the nature and adventure sport lovers to visit and explore the virgin Arunachal Himalayas.

The second series of felicitation programme was organised by Belanagar Ramakrishna Sporting Club (BRSC) at a jam packed club house premises at Kolkata out skirt yesterday. All the four Everesters were honored with trophies, bouquets and citations.


Workshop on Teachers Training on Vision Screening for school children

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: The department of Ophthalmology of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital (RKMH), Itanagar organized a training programme on vision screening of teachers in collaboration with Orbis International, an international development agency working for pediatric eye care and light for the world, Austria on July 23 at Conference Hall of RKMH.

Speaking on the occasion, Swami Vishweshananda, secretary, RKMH, appraised the gathering about the aims and objectives of the programme. He said that the department of ophthalmology of Ramakrishna Mission has been carrying out such teachers training programme and school screening programme since last 4 years and have treated more than 25000 children of Papum Pare district and neighboring districts.

The school screening programme would be complete in 3 phases. The first would be the teachers training program in which the teachers would be taught on primary eye care and vision screening. The teachers would then go back to their schools and do vision screening of all the children in the school, he said. Those found having defective vision or any ocular problem would be seen in the third phase of this programme by the medical team from RKMH in the confirmatory camps. Those requiring glasses would be provided free of cost and those requiring surgeries would be referred to R.K.Mission Hospital and operated free of cost.

The teachers were given an elaborate presentation on basic anatomy and physiology of eye and various eye diseases in children and their management by Dr. Talum Sorum, Eye specialist of the hospital. Dr. Lobsang Tsetim, Senior eye specialist then gave a powerpoint presentation on ocular safety and vision screening in children. The workshop also had hands on experience on vision screening where the teachers were taught the proper ways of vision screening.

The teachers were provided with a training kit which had a chart for vision screening and handbook on primary eye care and vision screening.

Before conducting this training programme, RKM authority had established network with Directorate of Education, Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan and principals of various private schools of the capital complex area. Orientation meetings with all the collaborators were held and all of them had agreed to support this programme.

A total of 38 teachers and 5 health assistants from primary health centers run by Karuna Trust attended the one- day training. Of the 38 teachers 34 were from government schools and 4 were from private schools.

At the end the teachers were given a participation certificate.

It is alarming that throughout the world, one child becomes blind every minute. There are 1.5 million blind children in the world of which 1 million in are in Asia. India harbours320,000 blind children (0.6 – 0.8 per 1000 children). The prevalence in India 5 times that of developed nations. Visual impairment is 3 times more than blindness.16-37 % of blindness in children considered preventable or avoidable and 10 – 15 % of blindness in children considered treatable. Childhood blindness needs early recognition and expert management.

The problem in India and for that matter in our state of Arunachal Pradesh is that the children often come late to eye care centers. There are very few referral canters in the whole state. Number of Eye specialists and paramedical ophthalmic assistants are few taking into consideration the population and its density. There is no proper network among primary, secondary, and   tertiary health care system. Moreover screening for eye diseases among children exists sporadically in schools in the state.

Hence, to tackle to this issue of childhood blindness the department of ophthalmology had taken up a project on improving the pediatric ophthalmology scenario in the state with the financial assistance from Orbis International, New Delhi. Under this project the department carries our routine school screening programs, free pediatric eye surgeries and CMEs and hospital based programs.


Seminar on SHG- Bank Linkage and Book Keeping

SIYUM, Jul 25: In a bid to strengthen the functioning of the SHGs in and around Siyum circle, a seminar on SHG- Bank Linkage and Book Keeping was organized at Siyum by the Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) on July 17 last in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Daporijo Branch.

In an inspiring discourse, Niranjan Banik, the chief guest cum resource person, briefed the participants about the meaning of SHG, its procedures, the need of book keeping and inter-loaning. He elucidated the process of Bank linkage, its benefits and exhorted the participants to find their way through life by hard-work and common initiatives to be economically self-reliant. He cautioned that the alarming population growth can paralyze the economy which can result in large scale unemployment. In such situations, SHGs can work as platform for new and comparatively bigger initiatives to strengthen one’s livelihood.

Banik assured the participants of all assistance from the part of the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Daporijo Branch and encouraged the SHG members to build up good relationship with the bank.

The area coordinator of IDEA Sr. Francia SD, appreciated the dedication and support of the officials of the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Daporijo Branch, to take such initiatives to spare their time and energy to conscientize the people about the functioning of the bank, which will help to streamline its functions to the grass root level.

On this occasion the “Dream SHG group”, Siyum presented a colorful dance and entertained the audience.

Tamin Singkom the ASM, in his address thanked the resource person for imparting knowledge about bank related information to the villagers.  

Earlier, in his welcome address Rev. Fr. Siju Jose, the parish priest, Catholic Church Siyum appreciated the initiatives of the rural bank officials and motivated the participants to go ahead through the very medium of SHG for the growth of the area.

Around 150 participants benefited from the seminar. The beneficiaries of the programme expressed their gratitude to IDEA for having given them an opportunity to understand the importance of bank linkage in rural areas.


Demonstration on Farm Machineries organized

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Papum Pare in collaboration with Department of Agriculture Engineering, NERIST organsied training cum demo programme on Ergonomically Designed Farm machineries at KVK Farm, Karsingsa recently.

Dr. Taba Heli, Programme Coordinator of KVK Papum Pare highlighting the objectives of the programme said that mechanization of agriculture will not only save the time and energy but also and result in easy operation of farm activities thus increasing in agriculture production.

A scientific team led by Dr. Prasanna Kumar  G.V, Principal Investigator, AICRP from Department of Agriculture Engineer, NERIST demonstrated the various equipments and machineries such as Rice Transplanter, Drum Seeder, modified Sickle for safe harvesting operation, Fruit Harvester and Cono Weeder , some of which are developed and modified by NERIST.

A mat type of rice nursery was also demonstrated where the bed is prepared by spreading Polythene Sheet on top of the flat land and mixture of dry cowdung and dry soil are added to it where pre-germinated rice seeds are sown. The seedling from this bed will be ready after 21 days for transplanting with Rice Transplanter.

Dr Praseanna Kumar G.V, interacted and explained about the ergonomics and safety and its importance in farm activities to the farmers.

The Participants expressed the satisfaction over the knowledge they learnt from the training and showed willingness to adopt the technology in their agriculture activities.

Mallo Tubin, GB of Barum, Yupia one of participants showed inquisitiveness in learning farm machineries and requested the participants to conduct such programme in days to come.

Thirty farmers from Jote Farmers Club, Mani Farmers Club, Barum Farmers Club and Dobum Village were benefitted from the programme.

The entire programme was executed by the course coordinator Tadang Meena, SMS (Agronomy) of KVK Papum Pare under the sponsorship of PD-ATMA Papum Pare unit, Directorate of Agriculture, Naharlagun.


NYWASC, TTFC & CCSC-B win  in Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Nirjuli Youth Welfare Association SC (NYWASC) , TTFC and Capital Complex Sports Club ‘B’(CCSCB)  registered win in the 2nd state level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi, Stadium Naharlagun, today.

NYWASC beat Nyokum Youth Football Club 3-0 with goals from Neelam Akam (8 min) and Yamge Karbak (28 & 45 min) in the first match of the day while TTFC defeated Moni Devi Football Club with equal margin (3-0) with goal from Nabam ( 25 min) and Nguri Abin (34 & 40 min.) in the second math.

The third and last match of the day was played between  CCSC ‘B’ and Senki Soccer Club (SSC) in which the former defeated the latter by a margin of 3-1 goals.

Gungte Rovi, Pani Raju and Kipa Bharat scored a goal each for CCSC B in 22nd, 36th and 58th minutes of the match while Kipa Lal was the lone  scorer for SSC.

BT XI will play against Nirjuli Youth Welfare Association SC in tomorrow’s first match while All Blacks Team will meet Gora Makik Sporting Club ‘A’ in the second match.


Arunachalee shuttlers shine in national tourneys

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: Shutllers from Arunachal Pradesh performed brilliantly in the 10th All India Sub-Junior Badminton Tournament with three players finishing on the podium.

Laa Talar lifted the U-15 title defeating Karnataka’s Daniel Fridis 21-15 22-12 in straight set yesterday while Jokom Ribya partnering with Chandu Kumar won bronze in U-15 category.  Jokom lost in pre-quarterfinal in boys singles event.

Talar, seeded first, also won bronze in boys doubles.

Another promising shuttler Laa Yajum, seeded fifth, pairing with Karnataka’s UK Mithila won bronze in Girls doubles U-13 category. She reached upto quarterfinals in single event.

Laa Tokom, seeded 6th, lost in pre-quarters in Boys singles U-13.

However, rest of the Arunachalee team could not cross the first hurdles of their respective category and event.

A total of 1100 players from all over India participated in the tournament. The 10-member Arunachal team was led by  Laa Ribe as Coach cum Manager.

Earlier, Talar pairing with M Sai Tanuj of Andhra Pradesh won bronze in U-17 category in the 11th All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Kerala in June and All India Junior Major Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Panaji, Goa from July 14 to 18.


Training programe for extension functionaries held

ITANAGAR, Jul 25: A training programme on “Integrated Farming Systems” encompassing the topics on importance of organic farming, nursery management, soil and seed treatment, integrated nutrient management, integrated pest management, integrated fish farming practices and its scope and potential in Arunachal Pradesh was organized by KVK, Dirang,  West Kameng district  at National Research Centre on Yak (ICAR), Dirang for the grass root level extension functionaries of Dirang and Thembang circles on July 23 and 24 last.

Altogether, 19 extension functionaries in the position of AFA, HFA, VFA, PPA, Stockman, Grafter, Mali etc. from various line departments of Dirang and Thembang circles participated in the 2 days programme.

The programme was inaugurated by Dr. N.D. Singh, Programme Coordinator of KVK West Kameng followed by briefing on the objectives and purpose of the programme by Dr. Deepjyoti Baruah, SMS (Fisheries).

Dr. K.K. Baruah, Director of NRC on Yak (ICAR), Dirang attended the programme as chief guest and suggested all the participants to take active participation in the programme and interact with the experts to bring out fruitful solutions of the problems being faced at field level.

Dr. D.B. Singh, Horticulturist of Regional Apple Nursery & Progeny Orchard and Dr. Darge Tsering, Sr. Veterinary Officer from Dirang were also present on the occasion and explained on the grass root level constraints and advised the extension functionaries to discuss about the strategies with the resource persons to overcome the situation of low productivity and production in the district.

A compendium of the lecture notes of the training programme and the first issue of Newsletter of the Kendra was also released in the inaugural session by the guest invited.

Resource persons namely Dr. Darge Tsering (SVO, Dirang) and Sanjit Maity (Scientist, NRCY) deliberated on Poultry farming practices in Arunachal Pradesh and Yak husbandry practices in India and Arunachal Pradesh as well.

A brainstorming and interaction session was also conducted during the programme in the guidance of Gonya Dirchi, SMS (Plant Protection) and Arvind Pratap, SMS (Agronomy). Films were shown to the participants by Audio Video Aids facilitated by Ms Pema, Programme Assistant (Computer) on the professional subjects such as Quality Protein Maize (QPM) for improved nutrition, Integrated Pest Management in Rice and Yak husbandry practices

Feedbacks were received from the extension functionaries where they expressed satisfaction on the courses covered in the programme.

Majority of the participants suggested in increasing the number of days for conducting similar programmes in near future for better understanding of the subjects concerned. They also desired to increase the frequency of such skill oriented programmes by KVK.

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We need someone to wake us up

Dear Editor,

This is regarding Taba Ajum’s article “If not bandh call, what else ?’

As in Arunachal population is very less compared to other states and also media coverage, fasting and dharnas will not gain momentum. When this kind of protest is registered, most of the general public are not aware or they pretend not to have known it, as most of us think its wastage of time. But they are also not the one to blame; its the so called social workers that are polluted. Till today I have not come across any social worker devoting their entire lifetime for the social welfare in our state. Are they trustful to fight a cause? Many scams and injustice cropped up but as our people has the habit of forgetting easily it has vanished with both against the motion and for the motion.

It is not that public will sleep forever. We need  someone to wake us up unitedly, not MLA, student leaders, panchayat leaders or sector leaders but the real human in our inner heart. We can fight injustice unitedly or face the injustice alone. Its us to decide. No matter what a bandh call, dharna, or fasting for a cause which is of social welfare lets support it till the final verdict, because who knows you might be the next victim.


Alvish Zoot




We have to change ourselves first

Dear Editor,

I hope the article "If not bandh call,what else?" by Taba Ajum would awake many from deep slumber. Taba Ajum, as per my observation, is a very matured and learned journalist and he had rightly justified through his article that bandhs are nothing but obstacles in the path of development and also highlighted the fact that if nothing is done to stop the trend then we will be in the lines of West Bengal and Assam. Further he has also expressed his regretness for bandh being the only option to fight injustice and the likes of Anna Hazare has no place in our tribal society. But bandh, a nightmare, has become a curse for our society, whosever may be the organisation/union and whatever may be the issue/demand, whatever may be the case, the ultimate sufferer/victim is none but a common man, like you, me and like anybody. I failed to understand how bandh calls comes under the dimension of democracy....how can declaring a bandh call is a democratic movement? As per as my knowledge of democracy is concerned, our constitution which provides for democracy also provides for freedom of movement under Right to freedom and it is one of our fundamental right for being a citizen of India. Bandh actually is more of a blaickmail to the concerned authorities and a kind of house-arrest to the citizens. As per as the likes of Anna Hazare is concerned, it is the need of the hour, time is changing. Social organisations should not be formed for the benefit of few. Why there is a huge hue and cry for the leadership of every organisation. Intention, dedication and commitment are more important than just a platform. If one is really committed to a social cause then due recognisation and support are bound to come even without an affiliation to any strong organisation. I know its not easy to ignore corruption and its harder to fight against it but we are ourselves responsible to a great extent for sowing the seeds of corruption. The ministers and the leaders are the ones whom we have chosen for guiding us but instead they are cheating us. The time has come to follow the words of the great Swami Vivekananda in true spirit....."Be and Make". We have to change ourselves first and then only we can change the corrupt system.


Marcster Loyie

Camp: Aalo








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