ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Doimukh Students’ Union highlighting the pathetic condition of
Harmuti-Doimukh road via Gumto said that plying of heavy vehicles of Trans Highway
construction company and diversion of state capital road through Harmuti-Doimukh
has further aggravated the already dilapidated Harmuti-Doimukh road.
It urged the concerned authority to immediately release fund for repair work at Harmuti-Doimukh
road and also demanded early clearance of Banderdewa-Itanagar road so that Harmuti-Doimukh
road could get relief from plying of heavy vehicles and traffic congestion.
Meanwhile, the union expressing their gratitude to concerned authority for establishment
of Degree College at Doimukh urged the authority to expedite the process as early
PR leaders demand disciplinary action
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The panchayat members of Sagalee area in a letter to the Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki appealed him to take disciplinary action against the teachers
who have not joined their duty at posting places under Sagalee constituency.
In a complaint letter to CM, the panchayat leaders headed by Sagalee ZPM said that
despite transfer orders issued by the DDSE on June 1 last, no teacher has joined
at posting places till date.
The Panchayat leaders also demanded a high-level enquiry against the ineffectiveness
of the transfer orders. Claiming that the education department issues transfer and
posting orders every year, the panchayat leaders said such transfer orders bear no
fruits and remain in paper only.
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The members of All Arunachal Youngsters United Federation celebrated
its foundation day at ESS-Sector here today.
During the day the association reiterated its resolve in fighting against corruption
and injustice meted out to the poor people of Arunachal.
Games and sports competitions were orgaised as part of the celebration.
UPSC topper felicitated
ZIRO, Jul 10: Radhe Hallu Welfare Fund (RHWF), Tajang has felicitated Dr. Radhe Tallo
for cracking UPSC this year.
While talking about secret of his success, Dr. Tallo said whatever the standard of
schools or colleges may be determination helps one to reach the target. Tallo said
that he was brought up by his illiterate mother but it was his determination which
made him crack the top most competitive examination of the country.
Dr. Radhe Tallo, son of Lt. Radhe Gyute and Radhe Yapa of Tajang village is the only
Arunachalee to crack this year’s civil service examination conducted by Union Public
Service Commission (UPSC).
Dr. Tallo also cracked this year’s state civil service exanimation conducted by Arunachal
Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) but he opted for central civil service
which he said will give him wider scope to serve people.
During felicitation function, other achievers of Radhe clan were also presented mementos.
Forum seeks action
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Arunachal RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) has demanded the competent
authority to put Er J. Gibi, former executive engineer, Power, Seppa under suspension
for allegedly “misusing Govt vehicle and siphoning off fund without undertaking any
According to ARTIAF, the EE was transferred from Seppa on July 4 last; but the EE
has reportedly been running from pillar to post, including High Court to get a stay
The EE’s non-willingness to leave the division speaks volume of his ill intention,
ARTIAF in a release said and demanded the authority to identify other corrupt officials
in the departments and take necessary disciplinary action against them to check corrupt
practices going on in the government departments in Seppa.
The Forum also claimed to have unearthed the secret behind some government officers
and officials unwillingness to leave Seppa after few months of joining in their posts.
According to the Forum, the corrupt officers and officials always find it easy to
misappropriate govt money in Seppa thanks to simplicity and ignorance of people in
matters of governance and official transactions, remoteness and high illiteracy rate
in the district.
Village link road restored
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The villagers of Abotani and Duda villages under the banner of
village development committee, Karsingsa, restored the village link road through
social service yesterday. Around 70 persons took part in the programme.
The Abotani and Duda village link road remained cut off for a week due to heavy rain.
A K Loram, Chairman and Charu Kasa, Secretary of village devolvement core-committee,
Karsingsa provided one JCB, while many other members including ASM Kipa Chapo extended
all possible help for grand success of the social service, said a release.
Torrential rain creates havoc at Taliha
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The week-long heavy down pour has created havoc at remote Taliha
in Upper Subansiri district by sweeping away the ALC Barrak Repen colony, Govt Primary
School, Weaving Center and the Mule Tract.
The heavy rain has inundated many houses in the township and the nearby areas. Many
agricultural and paddy fields were also damaged by landslide, Block Congress Committee
informed in a release.
Meanwhile, local MLA Punji Mara rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.
He assured to provide relief to the victims.
DDSE conducts tour
Aalo, Jul 10: West Siang DDSE Tomi Doke had been on an unannounced tour to Likabali
Sub-Division recently and visited various schools of the area to ascertain the actual
problems faced by the teachers and students. During the tour he inspected classrooms,
offices and interacted with teachers and students and discussed the ways and means
for academic improvement of the schools.
He also visited Malini Primary school where a lone lady teacher was present in spite
of posting of two other teachers in the school. The DDSE directed all the teachers
and staff to be sincere and punctual in their duties and advised the students to
be disciplined and concentrate in their studies.
He also visited the Govt. Sec. School, Bam and assured to provide sports equipments
for the school.
AAPSU rejects resignation of GS
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The central executive members (CEM) of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’
Union (AAPSU) in its meeting held at Naharlagun under the chairmanship of president
Takam Tatung today unanimously decided not to accept the resignation of Tujum Poyom,
General Secretary AAPSU.
The CEM of the union observed that the reason given by Tujum Poyom in his resignation
has no merit for such a big decision.
“AAPSU is a student body and not political party where people come and go out anytime.
The AAPSU GS was in best of health condition when he was elected and we are hopeful
that he will finish his tenure as schedule,” AAPSU said in a release.
Tujum had resigned few days ago citing health reason.
Training for resource teachers and volunteers
Seppa, Jul 10: A Co-ordination cum review meeting with one day training for Resource
Teachers and Volunteers of inclusive education under SSA was conducted at I.E. coordinator
office, Seppa today.
A.Lamgu, BEO I/c DDSE urged the volunteers and Resource Teachers to discharge their
duties sincerely and visit school under their jurisdiction regularly. He informed
that the fund for celebration of Disable Day would be allotted to organise at Block
and Cluster level.
K.Tajo, Coordinator, Inclusive Education and one of the resource persons for the
one day basic training asked the volunteers and resource Teachers to identify CWSN
children of their jurisdiction and submit the name with photographs. He also reminded
them of ‘no work, no pay’. DIPRO
Programme on Mushroom cultivation
Pasighat, Jul 10: Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Siang in collaboration with ATMA organized
a one day training cum demonstration programme on Mushroom cultivation at College
of Horticulture and Forestry here today. All together 31 farmers were participated
in the programme.
Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) Toge Riba spoke on practices of oyster mushroom and
also demonstrated on how to make beddings for mushroom.
The farmers were also exposed to spawn production unit at the College.
Later, the farmers interacted with SMS, officers of Fisheries, Horticulture department
and ATMA Project Director, who gave remedial measures to the farmers on various
farm related problems.
Society writes to DC
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: In a representation to deputy commissioner East Siang, Ramle Banggo
Welfare Society complained that government officials and supporting staffs posted
in Nari Koyu are not staying at their posting places rather they are working from
their residences in Pasighat.
The Society said that except for few staff of primary health centre, all administrative
officials are out of the station.
It further stated that absence of government officials has not only hampered the
locals but also halted the developmental process of the area.
The ritual versions of the Apatanis- Vol-I released
ZIRO, Jul 10: A book titled “The ritual versions of the Apatanis, Volume-I” authored
and compiled by Mihin Kaning, Vice Principal of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro was released
by Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi on the occasion of Dree Festival celebration here
on July 5 last .
The book which contains five chapters on different ritualistic hymns used on different
occasions by the Apatani community is beautifully compiled and translated to simple
Free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Pushi Bango Students’ Union has organized free medical cum awareness
camp at Bagra secondary school recently.
Union demands teachers
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: All Maro, Baririjo Area Students Union (AMBASU) today appealed
to the Upper Subansiri District Deputy Director of School Education to do the needful
for posting of teachers and improvement of school infrastructure in their area.
Highlighting the pathetic condition of the schools, AMBASU said the Govt Primary
Schools at Luchi, Yoka, Nijo-mote have no teachers and there is only one teacher
each in the Korarijo, Kulo, Labri and Dipu Gongo primary schools.
Demanding English teachers for both Maro and Baririjo Govt secondary schools, the
Union said that Haider Primary school has no school building and the classes are
temporarily run frm Anganwadi centre.
However, the Union lauded the health department for posting of a doctor at Maro PHC.
National fish farmers day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tirap today celebrated the National
Fish Farmers day at Kheti village near Khonsa in Tirap district.
The day-long programme began with practical demonstration on fish farming under the
theme ‘Different management measures of scientific fish culture’ for the fish farmers
of the district. Altogether 16 farmers participated in the programme conducted under
the banner of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Tirap district at
a farmer’s fish pond of Kheti village.
Resource person Dr. Rajdeep Dutta, SMS (Fisheries), KVK, Tirap gave a practical
demonstration on scientific fish farming and explained about various process required
for scientific fish farming which included preparation of fish feed, supplementary
feeding and use of fertilizer in fish ponds. Dutta also gave some fish health care
tips. Some useful materials required for scientific management of fish ponds were
distributed to the farmers during the programme.
Earlier, in his inaugural speech, Rup Narayan Pradhan, Tirap District Fisheries
Development Officer urged the fish farmers to learn about the scientific fish farming
management practices and apply them in their ponds for more production.
Central leaders assure help for Arunachal’s development
NEW DELHI, Jul 10: A day before the all-important meeting of the state government
with Planning Commission of India (PCI) Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on
Ashwini Kumar, Union Minister of State for Planning and Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia,
Deputy Chairman of PCI here at their respective offices.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Col Dhaniram Shandil, who is the AICC General
Secretary in-Charge of Arunachal and a CWC member, in both the meetings.
Expressing satisfaction after the meetings, Tuki said that both he and Col Shandil
were happy with the response of the MoS and the Deputy Chairman.
“We are extremely grateful to Ashwini Kumar and Dr Ahluwalia for their positive response
to our submissions. Their assurances have assured the future of Arunachal Pradesh,”
said a beaming Chief Minister.
According to Col Shandil, both Ashwini Kumar and Dr Ahluwalia have promised all out
support and help to Arunachal Pradesh, which they admitted, is in the nascent stages
of development and therefore required the nurture of the Center. The Planning Commission
is alive to the support needed to develop the state in the fields of hydro-power,
tourism, floriculture, agriculture, horticulture and development of infrastructure
like construction of stadiums, hospitals, schools and colleges, etc.
The Commission also gave top priority to connectivity of all rural and interior villages.
“Arunachal Pradesh is evolving today. It needs considerate amount of help from the
Center to become self-reliant, which it will in the near future. It is evident from
the responses that the Center is more than willing to help Arunachal in every possible
way,” added Col Shandil.
The Chief Minister had earlier called on UPA Chairperson and AICC President Sonia
Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh separately with the appeal for generous
consideration for Arunachal Pradesh in finalization of its budgetary allocations.
Both the leaders had also assured Arunachal of the Center’s generous consideration
Finalization of the state budget would culminate tomorrow in the meeting with the
Planning Commission, which is slated to begin at 10 am, Wednesday.
Govt instruction for protection of forest and wildlife
PASIGHAT, Jul 10: State Government has issued strict instruction to all the officers
of forest department and wild-life divisions throughout the state for protection
of forest, wildlife and bio-diversity. The instruction was issued by the Chief Minister
while considering the plea of Fringe Peoples Forum-WL (FPF-WF) of East Siang district
for stringent measures to save forest and wildlife.
Expressing concern over the rampant destruction of forest and killing of wild animals,
the Forum approached the state Govt recently and demanded bold initiatives for preservation.
It hoped that the instruction of the Govt would go a long way in preserving the state’s
forest and wildlife.
The FPF-WL, a Pasighat based NGO formed by fringe peoples of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary,
is co-operating with the concern department of the East Siang in spreading awareness
among the rural people on the need of conserving the forest and wildlife. A team
of FPF-WL led by its president John Apum had recently visited the other district
headquarters of the state. During its visit the team found that wild animals were
being sold openly without any restriction.
Destitute home adopts three women
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Achukuru Welfare Society, Ziro Chairperson Tailyang Shanti in her
endeavor to provide shelter to the destitute women has today adopted three of them
here at Capital on the opening day of the shelter home.
Shanti along with her team adopted three destitute women, one each from Chandranagar,
Arunadaya School and Ganga.
These homeless three destitutes are now residing in their new home at newly established
“Destitute Women Home” at Lekhi village.
Before she found them shelter, Shanti had interacted with them here few months back.
But due to none availability of home, she could not provide shelter.
However, with constant support from well-wishers particularly the Urban Development
Department, who has given her a building on temporary basis has made her dream of
giving them shelter come true.
Meanwhile, talking to this reporter, Shanti said that the Mother’s Home, Ziro will
be monitored by the volunteers of the home in her absence. She expressed her gratitude
to well wishers for their contribution during her field survey and also appreciated
the officers of Urban Development Department for offering the government building
to her for establishment of the Home. She appealed to the government to support the
The well wisher willing to support Shanti’s endeavour can reach her at following
phone numbers; 9436692986 and 8014012112.
Disaster management workshop for senior officers
Naharlagun, Jul 10: The one day state level disaster management sensitization workshop
for Senior, middle level officers of various departments and principals and professors
of various colleges from Itanagar was inaugurated by Capital Complex Deputy commissioner
Sanjay Goel at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun today.
The objective of the workshop is to sensitize various Govt. stakeholders on their
role and responsibilities on disaster management viz prevention, preparedness and
mitigation and post disaster activities.
Sanjoy, while sharing his experiences in earlier postings in Car Nicobar and other
locations stressed the need to create awareness among the masses particularly to
avoid constructions of buildings on nalllas, cliffs and other landslide and flood
prone areas for their own safety. He also called for disaster management preparedness
by preparing plan containing all standard operational plans which would be followed
by all during and after disaster.
Director, Disaster Management, YW Ringu, said that the department of Disaster Management
alone can do nothing without the cooperation and support of other line departments.
She sought cooperation from all in generating awareness among the masses on disaster
We should ensure that the ownership of responsibility for mitigation and preparedness
is jointly shared by the relevant Departments and thereby a holistic approach to
disaster management is achieved, she added.
Disaster management prog at Daporijo
Meanwhile, Upper Subansiri District Disaster Management Department conducted a Disaster
Management Awareness Campaign cum Mock Drill today at the auditorium of Government
Higher Secondary School, Daporijo for the benefit of the students and teaching staff
of the school.
The students were made aware about disasters, preparedness for them and demonstrated
on first aid methods etc.
Disaster Management Officer Lobsang, briefing the students on the aims and objectives
of the campaign advised the students to assimilate all the information given, use
it to better their lives and disseminate the information to benefit all. He also
advised for the formation of School Disaster Management Team for quick response in
case of disasters, with simple, flexible and comprehensive plans to be put in place
in case of disasters.
DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra speaking as Resource person gave a powerful presentation with
visual pictures to educate the students on causes for disasters like landslides,
earthquakes, floods etc, their effects and some steps to minimize the damages caused.
He added that disasters cannot be prevented but their effects can be minimized to
a certain extent. He also explained some simple first aid that can be administered
to patients before medical help arrived.
The fire department gave a demonstration on how to construct simple life saving equipments
like life jacket and stretcher with locally available material like plastic bottles,
rope, bamboo sticks etc and educated the students on fire accidents, its types and
safety and precautionary measures to be taken, reports DIPRO.
Strange predicament for Aalo
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: 30 Aalo West assembly constituency faces a strange predicament
that while it appears to have two elected representatives, it seems at the same time
to have no representative.
The Guwahati High Court by a judgment on June 1 had nullified the election of Congress
MLA and Parliamentary Secy (Home) Gadam Ete, and instead ruled for Duter Padu of
the All India Trinamool Congress to be declared elected.
Adding to the ongoing saga of the election to the assembly constituency, the Chief
Electoral Officer has effected Gazette publication of the High Court judgment & order
dated 01.06.2012 in which Padu was declared elected and the same has been published
in the State Gazette yesterday via Extra-ordinary Gazette No. 137 vol. XIX.
The Gazette notification is in pursuant of Election Commission of India publication
of the High Court Judgment & Order in pursuance of Section-106 of the ROP Act, 1951.
Duter Padu, who contested against Ete in the 2009 election from Aalo West constituency
had gone to court seeking justice as she believed that election results were not
fair as more than 60 postal ballots were tampered with.
Soon after the order of the Guwahati Court, Ete had approached the Supreme Court
for a stay on the high court's judgment, for which a court order was also passed.
However the legal process appears to have mired the election and the people's democratic
process into more legalese.
Meanwhile, the AITC State Unit Arunachal Pradesh while welcoming the reproduction
of the notification of the Election Commission of India in the state Gazette by Office
of the Chief Electoral Officer called on the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
to recognize Duter Padu as representative of 30th Along (ST) West Assembly Constituency.
The party further urged the present incumbent of the Constituency, who is also Parliamentary
Secretary (Home) to step down honouring the High Court Judgment.
Anjaw remains cut off, flash flood at Diyun
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Even after a gap of twenty days Anjaw district continued to remain
cut-off as the portion of road near Mompani have been washed off in the recent flash
Though the BRO has been working since the day one of the disruption of road communication
they are still unable to complete the new formation cutting. The only respite for
the people is that they can now move out from the district in transit by changing
vehicles at the block point, informed Circle Officer, Hayuliang TR Tapu.
Consumer items have become scarce and the prices have gone up due to the extra cost
incurred in the head load transit of commodities. Petrol stock in the lone petrol
pump has gone nil and the movement of vehicles within the district has become less
which on the other hand means that the cost of transportation has also become costly.
To make the matters worse there is no mobile network since the last three days and
the landline telephones are lying defunct since the last three months, the officer
Meanwhile, Diyun township located under the Manabum forest ranges woke up on July
9 morning to find the 2nd IRBn Camp and Church complex under knee deep flood water.
The torrential rain of 110 mm in the previous night swelled the Diyun nallah and
it outflanked its bank, informed Executive Engineer WRD, Bordumsa B K Karki.
Small rivers and rivulets originating from the Manabum mountain ranges often cause
havoc in Diyun. The sleepy town is caught between the proverbial devil and deep sea,
on one side is the small streams like Diyun nallah, Jengthukha and on the other side
is the mighty Noa Dehing river. The discharge variation in the hilly stream is quite
high, the seemingly innocent stream in winter metamorphoses into demon during monsoon.
The flood water receded, but it left trails of devastation.
CCE being introduced in the state
PASIGHAT, Jul 10: Observing the odds of earlier education system, the researchers
have formulated a new educational policy with Constant and Comprehensive Evaluation
(CCE) and the state government, as a part of its educational reforms, is gradually
introducing it in Arunachal.
This was stated by Biren Dutta, a senior lecturer of District Institution of Educational
Training (DIET), Pasighat on Monday at Donyi Polo Vidya Niketon (DPVN), Pasighat
on its 6th foundation day.
He expected the new education policy would enhance the teaching-learning process
between the students and teachers.
Stating that about 74 percent teachers serving in various primary and middle schools
in the state are un-trained, Dutta stressed on compulsory educational training for
the teachers in order to achieve success under the new education policy.
Addressing the occasion, the SMC secretary Dana Moyong laid stress on close coordination
among the SMC members, teachers and parents for smooth conduct of the institution,
while Tapang Taki urged the parents and guardians to keep eye on the performances
of their children regularly as the guardians also have equal responsibility to guide
their children on right path.
The principal of DPVN Ramjeet Doley said that active cooperation from the parents
and guardians is necessary to take the school on the right track.
Join duty at posting places: KKDSU
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: All Kurung Kumey District Students Union today urged the teachers
posted at various schools of the district to join their duty within a week.
Describing the problems faced by the students who are eager to pursue various degree
courses, the Union appealed to the higher authorities to start admission process
in Nyapin College from this academic session. The Union also appealed to the local
people of the Nyapin area and elected representatives to approach the authority for
infrastructure development of the Nyapin College.
It urged the Govt officers to stay at the posting places in the district and also
appealed to the administration to take strict action against absentee Govt staff.
The union further said that the state Govt should appoint one of the family members
of late Pisa Gunia to the post of ZP chairperson without holding bye-election. Late
Gunia was the Kurung Kumey ZP chairperson and dedicated Cogress leader, the Union
ITBP win first Gora Tamar Memorial Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The 10th Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force team based at
Kimin beat Capital Complex Sports Club (CCSC) 3-2 in extra time to lift the first
Gora Tamar Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahar-lagun
The match was taken to extra time after both the teams were locked 2-2 in regulation
Gumli Riba scored the winner in 87 minute bringing much cheer to a few ITBP personnel,
including the Commandant, who were present in the gallery to cheer for their team.
The winner was awarded cash prize of Rs.1.50 lakh along with trophy sponsored by
Jiyo Aur Jine Do--an NGO-- while the runners up team was awarded Rs.75,000 along
with trophy sponsored by Upper Chambang ZPM Tarh Talo.
The ‘Fair Play Team’ award with cash prize of Rs 20,000 also went to CCSC team. The
winner’s trophy was given away by Tali MLA Markio Tado.
The ‘Best Player’ and ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the tournament awards went to CCSC’s Gangte
Chapi and Tage Pilya respectively while Pani Raju of the same team became the highest
scorer with eight goals in his kitty. All the individual winners were awarded trophies
and cash prizes of Rs.10,000 each.
Earlier, the paramilitary force team started the match on a brilliant note taking
1-0 lead within 11 minutes into the match through goal from Phassang Tring.
The ITBP team was leading 1-0 in the breather.
The second half saw CCSC begin to take control of the match and finally the home
team found the equalizer in 44 minutes through a free kick. Pani Raju did not make
any mistake to get the ball past the goalkeeper by lobbing the ball over his head
from just outside the penalty box (1-1) . The ITBP team again took the lead
in 63rd minute through Mahesh Ekka. The match reached its climax 10 minutes later
when Pani Raju restored parity in 73 minute (2-2). With both the teams tied 2-2 in
regulation time, the match was taken to extra time to break the deadlock.
The match was also enjoyed by Land Management Director E Nangkar, Arunachal Football
Association general secretary G Doke, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union president
Chess coaching camp concludes
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The first ever Chess Coaching Camp in Arunachal Pradesh concluded
on July 9.
International Master Atanu Lahiri, former Commonwealth Chess Champion, imparted training
to the participants as Chief Coach. He lauded the enthusiasm shown by All Arunachal
Pradesh Chess Association president N Konia and Secretary Tamchi Kache to promote
Chess in Arunachal Pradesh.
He also appreciated the interest of the chess players of Arunachal Pradesh and their
ability too, but remarked that they lack theoretical knowledge which is very important
to be able to compete at national as well as international level. Further he told
that a week‘s time is too short to cover various opening, middle, and end game theory.
However, he covered basic tactics and various important tips with the help of which
a player can improve himself using good chess software.
About 30 players from various districts took part in this coaching camp.
The training camp which started on July 4 at Conference Hall of Sports Authority
of Arunachal at Chimpu was inaugurated by DK Dinglow, Director Sports and Youths
Affairs cum Member Secretary, Sports Authority of Arunachal.
Dinglow appreciated the initiative taken by AAPCA towards promotion of Chess in the
state. He assured all possible help from the directorate for promotion and development
of this game in the state and further urged the participants to be disciplined and
avail maximum benefit from the coaching camp.
‘Say No to Drugs’ football tourney kicks off in Roing
ROING, Jul 10: The much awaited annual Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football Tournament
organized by Dibang Sports Club (DSC) kicked off at Intaya Public School ground here
today. All the 17 teams participating in the tournament will uphold the message of
‘Say No to Drugs’.
“The tournament is an opportunity for all of us to come together in our fight against
opium and drug addiction,” said Lower Dibang Valley Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto
inaugurating the football tournament.
He is also the chairperson of Dibang Anti Drug Campaign Committee (DADCC), an organization
formed by the panchayat leaders of the district to fight against opium menace.
“Opium addiction has severely affected the Mishmi society, said Meto. “But it’s our
own local people who are encouraging this illicit habit in the community. And with
this tournament we are hoping to reach out to all people and raise awareness on ill
effects of drugs.”
Earlier, Anjithe Menjo, appealed to the youths to come forward to fight against the
drugs. “It is the youth who must shoulder the responsibility of society. But during
some of our anti drug campaigns, we found many of the addicts were youth themselves.”
VKV Roing defeated Intaya Public School by 3-1 in the inaugural match. The final
will be played on August 8.
Besides a large gathering of students and public, the inauguration was attended by
Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) President Kelo Pulu, WRD Assistant
Engineer Maga Tasso, District Sports Officer Raju Mipi and DSC Chairperson Agni Mihu.
AKA selects 12 players for AIKF Sr. Natl Karate C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) has selected 12 players,
including 5 female for the 25th AIKF Senior National Karate-Do-Championship scheduled
to be held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on August 17 and 18.
Arunachal will take part in Men and Women’s Individual Kumite and Kata, Men and Women’s
Open Kata in different weight categories, according to an AKA release.
The team: Men: Takiang Bagang (-55kg), Kili Nguri (-60kg), Biki Punung (-67kg), Tage
Saa (-75kg), Yesenso Yun (-84 kg), P Nobin Jomoh (-84kg), John Bagang (Open Kata);
Women: Rei Yadi (-50kg), Sumpi Chege (-55kg), Chunnu Sangno (-61kg), Debia Yakap
(-61kg), Rajnita Rottom (Open Kata)
Dree celebrated at Daporijo, Bhalukpong
Daporijo, Jul 10: The Apatani community residing at Daporijo celebrated the Dree
Festival in a befitting manner here on July 5. MLA Tapen Siga, DC Tahang Taggu,
ADC G Ete, HoDs, PRI members and others participated in the celebration. The participants
along with Apatani community people prayed for bumper harvest and a world free from
hunger and disease.
Wishing all present on the day, MLA Siga appreciated the efforts of the community
in bringing one and all together through the celebration of the Dree festival. He
said that the indigenious practice of cultivating rice and fishes in the same rice
fields was unique which deserves appreciation. He also commented on the practice
of the Apatani community in preserving their own dialect through conversation and
interaction with community people and said that all should adopt such practice so
that their dialects, culture etc could be preserved and passed on to the next generation.
DC Taggu also spoke on the occasion and said that it was through the celebration
of festivals as a community that traditional songs, dances, customs etc were preserved
and it was because of this that the Apatani community was moving forward.
EAC Duyu Rebia enlightened all gathered on the Dree mythology, reports DIPRO
Dree was celebrated with much enthusiasm on July 6 at indigenous festival ground
Upper Bhalukpong under the guidance of Dr Tage Neha and Koj Mobing, president and
general secretary of Bhalukpong Dree Festival Committee.
The festival was attended among others by Gejay Jebisow, ZPM, Jamiri-Bhalukpong Zilla
Segment, KK Yangfo, president APYC 6th Thrizino-Buragaon assembly constituency and
Er Aju Khunjuju, President, Sajolang Elite Society.
Different communities residing in the area joined Apatani brethren in celebrating
the festival. Plantation around indigenous festival ground was conducted during the
DA action against encroachment and unauthorized construction
Daporijo, Jul 10:The District Magistrate, Upper Subansiri in an executive order has
directed all concerned that illegal encroachment activities and any type of unauthorized
construction within Daporijo township area shall stand suspended and prohibited until
Any mason/ labourers if found engaged in unauthorized construction shall be arrested
during spot verification and reported by anyone concerned. Legal allottees may obtain
permission prior to carrying out construction work, it said.
The Executive Order has come as a result of the observation that a large number of
encroachers/ illegal occupations and constructions are rampantly taking place within
Daporijo township since long and that some government officers and officials are
involved in encroaching the government land, particularly in and around government
quarters. It has also been found that unauthorized occupation of government land
and land allotted to PHED for water treatment plant, areas especially nearby Circuit
House road towards Tanium Putu and Late Tadak Dulom’s memorial area are now under
massive earth cutting with a number of OBT buildings illegally erected or in the
process of being erected. (DIPRO)
Vanmohotsava at Dibru village
ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Dibru Village Forest Development Council (Du.V.F.D.C), a registered
society, in collaboration with the Seijosa forest division celebrated the 63rd Vanmahotsava
in the premises of the Govt. Residential School, Jolly and community land of Jolly
Village under Seijosa on July 7.
As many as 600 saplings were planted in school premises and road sides of the villages
by villagers from Lanka, Goloso, Mobuso-II, Murgaso, Jolly and Taroboso villages
along with the students and the teacher-in-charge to mark the occasion.
Meanwhile, forest officials headed by RFO Lod Lalyang provided 26 goats to the villagers
as incentives so that the local people refrain from destruction of forest in the
area. They also distributed saplings to the villagers.
It was followed by an awareness campaign at the school.
Addressing the gathering as resource person, Khoda Tapa, Seijosa CDPO, exhorted
students and villagers to preserve and protect forest and natural resources for future
generations by planting more trees.
Heter Nabum, Chairman of the Council stressed on sustainable development of both
community land and the forest area, while the RFO explained the importance of Vanmahotsava.
He urged the villagers to refrain from rampant destruction of forest and cooperate
with forest department in preventing forest fire and rampant felling of trees.
The presidential race
This is in response to the news report "Sangma draws flak from Disability Rights
P.A.Sangma's rhetoric, bizarre actions and atrocious comments seem to have no end.
What an enviable tenacity to enter the Raisina Hills! Surely he will "entertain"
and shock us with more drama in the days to come prior to the Presidential election!
Sangma is perhaps oblivious of the fact that by trying to lampoon Mukherjee, he has
indirectly assaulted the sentiments of scores of physically challenged people, their
families and all civilized person of the society. How could he dare to paint them
in a derogatory light? Do they belong to any inferior grade or are they any less
efficient and talented than the so-called normal population? Rather their quality
is superior to the likes of "healthy" people like Sangma because they succeed in
many fields despite physical challenges and this is the very reason why the deaf,
dumb and mute are role models for us.
Has Sangma heard of a certain Helen Keller who not only graduated from college, but
went on to become a world-famous speaker and author despite being deaf and blind!
Is he aware of a certain deaf individual named Thomas Alva Edison who invented phonograph
and light bulb?
Has he heard the immortal compositions of a deaf musician who is known in the whole
world as Beethoven?
While countless people end their innings of life daily without meaningful contributions
to the society, the earlier mentioned deaf-dumb-blind brigade will live within us
till the end of the world. Also there exist millions of physically challenged people
in the globe who swim across channels, climb Himalayan summits and remain engaged
in various pursuits.
He should learn to exercise his tongue and vehemently protest against the fanatics
who are hell-bent in destroying the multi-religious fabric of this secular democratic
nation. Had he kept his ears alert, Sangma could have heard the cries of tortured
tribals in Orissa's Kandhamal and desisted from offering moral support to their torturers.
While the physically challenged are working overtime to nullify their biological
shortcomings through unique struggle, sheer mental strength, devotion, use of sixth
sense and intuition; the likes of Sangma are simply under-utilising or insulting
their God-gifted senses to serve their own interests. Who are the real deaf-dumb-blind
has got blatantly exposed!
It seems that P.A.Sangma will continue to disappoint his previous admirers like me.
Don’t promise if you can’t deliver
I would like to express few lines regarding the Chief Minister Talent Award Scheme
for the CBSE toppers of the state. While the state was celebrating completion of
25 years of statehood, the state government had announced Laptop and cash award of
Rs 10,000/- to each of the toppers from the state.
After the announcement, it took almost four months to complete the whole process.
In the meantime, the lists of the toppers were collected from all districts, wherein,
only 30 students were eligible for the award.
Students were eagerly waiting for the same and finally the day came and the Education
Department fixed 28th June 2012 to distribute the award.
The Education department organized a simple and brief function to handover the certificate
and award to us at Government Higher Secondary School, Itanagar. I and the other
students along with parents reached the venue on time but their arrangement was very
casual. The officials of the concerned department also admitted that their arrangement
was not upto the mark. The programme started gradually and the organizers after few
formalities called the names of the toppers to take the award.
In place of Rs 10,000 and a laptop, the students were given Rs 4000 and a certificate!
I was astonished to see it because I and my other friends were expecting to get a
laptop and Rs 10,000 as announced earlier by the state government. Handing over Rs
4000 each to 30 toppers by the government was like making mockery of our hard works.
The state government, if not in a position to give a laptop and cash Rs.10, 000 to
30 state CBSE toppers, should not have announced it. It should not play with the
sentiments of the student community.
I request the government and other concerned officials not to make any promises,
which they are not in a position to fulfill.
Moreover, the names printed in the certificates of some candidate were not correct.
I think such attitude of the state government towards student related activities
shows its negligence.
If not me, but I still hope that the next batch of toppers will get atleast more
than what we were awarded.
Laptop and cash award is not a big issue for us but, we are the growing buds of country
and the land of rising sun. Our suggestion to concern department and Minister “Please
learn from mistake” and once again “Please don’t play with our sentiments and our
One of the awardees
Spare us the extra expenditure
I am a poor student studying at NERIST, Nirjuli. It was very shocking for me when
I found out that extra money as a fee for Student Union of NERIST (SUN), Recreational
and Cultural Active Forum (RACAF) and fresher party are also being collected by the
It would be very surprising for you that the total amount being collected from each
student is more than Rs. 1000.
I am a poor student, who unable to bear the expenses to go outside the state decided
to study at NERIST.
I have worked hard to get admission and my parents have to save every month so that
I can complete my graduation here.
It’s not only my problem, it’s also the problem of every poor student studying at
NERIST. I would like to ask the administration to please help us and give relaxation
from incurring extra expenditure.
A NERIST student
Dogs and human safety
It seems the local authorities of East Kameng District keep their eyes closed towards
the problems created by the stray dogs. So many stray dogs are roaming around in
the town and the number seems to be rising every day.
Rabies is the main problem which is transferred from mad dogs to human beings through
their lethal bites.
Defenseless children are most prone of being victimised by mad dogs. Those children
are not aware of the consequences of dog bites. Ultimately it cost their precious
On the other hand the veterinary department of East Kameng Dist has been careless
toward the dogs and other animal. They don't keep rabies vaccine in the dispensaries,
because they don’t have refrigerator to keep them safe.
Hence, through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concern
administration and Department to take necessary steps so that human safety is ensured.
Chandra Sono Yangfo
Please wake up
The road conditions of Capital complex is going from bad to worse day by day. No
maintenance has been done since the last rainy season. The concern authority may
wake up from hibernation please.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Drug abuse and challenges
The UN agency in its annual report said that about 230 million people - or 5 percent
of the world’s population - used illegal drugs at least once in 2010. But the agency
noted significant gender gaps among them depending on where users came from, with
female consumption in the United States about two-thirds that of males and as low
as one tenth in India and Indonesia.
Last year, the report said, global opium production was 7,000 tons, a fall of more
than a fifth compared to the peak year of 2007. Still that was up from 2010, when
disease destroyed almost half of the harvest in the No. 1 opium producer, Afghanistan.
In Southeast Asia as well, cultivating opium was increasingly popular, expanding
by 16 percent in 2011, with Myanmar still the second largest producer behind Afghanistan.
Only a small share of this made it to Europe and North America, where opiate use
was stable or dropping. Instead, 70 percent of users were in Africa and Asia.
Drug use has also been spilling more into countries along trafficking routes, such
as Iran or parts of western and central Africa.
The report said the estimate of $200 billion-$250 billion needed for treatment of
all requiring it is equivalent to between 0.3 and 0.4 percent of the world's GDP.
In some countries, it said, per capita productivity losses are even more costly.