July 21

‘Allegation baseless’

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: Reacting to All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Student’s Union’s claim that Pakke-Kessang, Seijosa and Dissing Passo are reeling under darkness due to non-functioning of 30KW Mini Hydel at Pakke-Kessang, the executive engineer (E), Seppa Electrical Division has termed it as a baseless allegation.

In an official release, he informed that to tackle power problem in Soibari, Itakola, Balijuri, Hatipatti gate and the Seijosa circle, a concept paper for c/o 33KV Express line from Jamuguri (Assam) to Seijosa; l/c 2x1 MVA at Seijosa has already been submitted to NEC under the initiation of the local MLA and is under constant persuasion. Our staffs are working round the clock to attend any kind of line faults.

Baliso, Dipik, Passo, Niti-Darlong etc. were the first villages under RGGVY in the entire East Kameng district to be electrified and inaugurated by Local MLA cum Minister Health and Family welfare Atum Welly on May 20, 2012. Since the entire Dissing Passo circle is fed through 11KV feeder line from Radhaso (Balijan) feeder which is further connected through Gohpur (Assam), so shutdown at Assam Counterpart ultimately leads to power crises at our end. The department officer and the staff are in constant touch with the Assam counterpart in the best possible way to restore power supply whenever some faults occur. So the allegation levelled against the departmental staff is baseless and carries no meaning, the release further added.


‘Keep strict vigil on anti-social’

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: Condemning the extortion attempt by nine people including four army personnel who were arrested on July 18 evening, the  All Papum Pare District Handicapped Welfare Association (APPDHWS) has requested the state government to keep strict vigil on the movement of anti-social elements within the state.

In a letter submitted to the chief secretary, APPDHWS said, if the security personnel who had taken pledge to defend our country and countrymen are actually involved in such heinous crime, what we can expect from the dreaded criminals and the habitual offenders?

The peaceful land of rising sun has now become the dumping ground for all kinds of anti social elements. Is this not the failure of state machinery to control such things in order to prevail peace and tranquility in the state? Involvement of army men in such crimes will certainly boost the morale of other criminals also. The day is not far when they will kill the innocent civilians in the pretext of criminals, the letter read.


Pre recruitment training

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: As a prelude to Army’s September 2 to 4 the Recruitment Rally at General ground, Aalo, Indian Army is organizing a Pre- Recruitment Training for Arunachalee candidates at 19 Grenadiers, located at Bogdo. The training includes screening, pre medical test and preparation for physical as well as written test.

Besides getting smooth salary (of Rs. 18,000 – Rs. 34,380) the other benefits of joining Army are, free accommodation, ration, clothing, medical treatment, free travel in   AC-III tire, canteen facilities, group housing schemes, Army GP insurance worth 25 lakhs, additional allowances as per place of posting, house rent allowance and finally pension on retirement, for wife as well, according to an Army release.


APBDOWA asks ALSU to discontinue movement

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Block Development Officers’ Welfare Association (APBDOWA) has requested Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) to discontinue its movement against appointment of joint director (Agri & Allied) in Rural Development department.  In an appeal letter addressed to the ALSU president, it said such appointment has not affected the work of the department but such protests against the department do hamper its day to day functioning.  


Police lauded

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: While lauding Police for making breakthrough in July 15, 2012 journalist shooting case, Namsai based Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) has appealed to the capital complex administration to apprehend the mastermind of the attempted murder case by launching combing operation.

At the same time, SEWA congratulated Tongam Rina for being chosen for the prestigious “Prize for the freedom and future of Media 2013” award instituted by instituted by Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany.


Itanagar AoL to celebrate Guru Purnima on Monday

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: The  Art of Living will celebrate Guru Purnima  on Monday at it’s H sector centre. Special prayers, music, meditation, wisdom and blessings will mark the event.

Explaining the significance of the day, Anil Bahl, Secretary of the Art of Living Arunachal Pradesh, said, “Guru Purnima  is the day to feel grateful for the knowledge we have received in our lives. We are hosting this event to offer an opportunity for people to express their gratitude and awaken the Guru tatva (Disciple-Master principle).


AZHYA extends helping hand to Dist Hospital Ziro

ZIRO, Jul 20: All Ziro-Hapoli Youth Association (AZHYA) has on Friday distributed essential items to the indoor patients of district hospital Ziro.

Believing on popular saying “Service to men is service to God,” the AZHYA led by its president has distributed mosquito nets, bed sheets, dustbins to the district hospital and also distributed fruits and other eatable items to the indoor patients.

They also interacted with the patients as well as to the staff of the hospital on problems being faced by them.

Later, the president urged MLAs, district administration and panchayat leaders of the district to take up necessary step to maintain and further improve delivery of healthcare delivery services in the lone district hospital for the benefits of the people.

He also appealed to the general public to keep the hospital neat and clean.


AAPSU too wants rearrest of  prisoners

Terming the escape of 18 under trail prisoners from Chowkham police station lock-up as a security lapse of jail administration, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) president Kamta Lapung today called for immediate rearrest of all those who have escaped.

Most of the accused in the gang rape of a Class-XI student of February 11 last, who were lodged in the lock up, have also escaped. Why the case was not expedited to punish the culprits of a heinous crime as well as grant justice to victim, he wondered.

Jailbreaks are taking place very often in the state where the jail management is almost defunct and the criminals are kept in the police lock ups against the norms. It is time for the state government to take urgent steps to fine tune the jail administration as the crimes would continue to be part of the society while the police are mandated to take on the criminals.  Tangible steps in this direction alone would match the state government resolve to tackle crime, he said.



Drive against stray animals  

ITANAGAR,  Jul 20: The  Capital Complex administration  and   Capital Police  today conducted a joint drive  from  Bank Tinali to Chimpu area  against the stray animal  like goats, pigs and cows and  illegal street vendors today.

Expressing concern over wandering of stray animals on the road  and selling  of  vegetables and fruits along  the  road  side which cause immense disturbance to traffic movement and pedestrians, the official  team  under the supervision of SDPO Itanagar and in presence of ADM-cum-CEO, Capital Complex, Itanagar and PPPF    confiscated   the stray animals and seized the   vegetables.

However, most of the  cattle and  commodities seized were returned to the owners after imposing fine  and remaining cattle and commodities were disposed off by on the spot auction.

Informating that such  drive will  continue  in coming days, the  district administration and police have appealed to the common people of the capital city to confine  their domestic animals and not to sell commodities on the edge of the road in order to make the city clean and safe for human.



Govt. serious on disaster preparedness

PASIGHAT, Jul 20: Government is serious and wants disaster preparedness. So all should cooperate and coordinate to ease the impact of the disaster as and when it comes said East Siang district Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava while addressing the coordination meeting on disaster management held in the conference hall today.

She instructed those departments which have not submitted their departmental disaster management plan so far, should submit the same within one week.

She informed that an emergency center would be open at DDMO’s office for round the clock service.

DC instructed the DDMO to liaise and coordination with Army, paramilitary forces and police.

She further informed that a mega mock drill would be conducted soon by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in each district in the state. DIPRO


News Impact


Navayuga decides to discontinue Dibang river bridge project

ITANAGAR, Jul 20:  In a major setback Navayuga Engineering Co. Ltd is contemplating pulling-off from its Dibang River Bridge Project due to endless local problems. As per the company sources, local elements like students union (Dibang Adi Studenst Union (DASU), Adi Students Union (AdiSU) and All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU), politicians and local contractors are not allowing work to complete. If completed, bridge will give all weather connectivity between Pashighat and Roing via Dambuk.

According to information relayed from Navyuga Engineering Company limited, yesterday around 11 am, members of DASU came to project site at Malek Basti with demands for the increment and promotion of the local staff and for the allotment of work order to local contractors. The Union being led by its President Nun Pertin, and AdiSU, Vigilance, V. Chairman, Tom Gamno, were accompanied by 20 to 30 local boys. The boys allegedly came well-armed with local machete (Daos) and other weapons which they used to slash the tables and chairs of the office at the site. They even ransacked the office of the PRO. The Public Relation Officer of the company an ex-military captain, Uday Bhaskar Sharma was manhandled and beaten-up and his military dress was torn-off. The hooligans also beat-up the Assistant Project Manager of the company but wasn’t severely hurt. An FIR has been lodged against the Students Union.

In past also the accountant of the company was kidnapped by a local contractor and released after having meeting with the management of the company.

The Navayuga Engineering Company based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, has been facing the pressure of this particular students union, other students union and political leaders with extortion, blackmailing, threat calls to the Senior Managers.

After repeated complaints to the concerned district administration and the state government there has been no action taken. Since the beginning of the project, the employees of the company have been facing such local issues. Also with law and order situation deteriorating the management of the company has decided to discontinue the Dibang River Bridge Project.



5th Arunachalee  Everester comes into limelight after two months

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: While the Arunachalee people were rejoicing the victory of Anshu Jamsenpa, a mother of two, who scaled the Mount Everest for third time in the month of May last, another Arunachalee from East Kameng district too conquered the same mountain peak in the same month.

He is none but Tame Bagang, a SSB head constable now posted at Uttarakhand.  He conquered Mount Everest on May 21 last to become the fifth Arunachalee to scale the highest mountain peak in the world. Surprisingly, the news came into light exactly after two months when one of his relatives informed of his rare feat along with a copy of  certificate to the office of this Daily.

Bagang was  one of the members of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) expedition team to scale the Mount Everest. The  team led by their commander Somit Joshi, reached the peak at about 9.45  morning on May 21 last to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the paramilitary force, also coinciding with the diamond jubilee of the first successful climb on the highest peak by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953.

Earlier, the contingent was flagged off on April 2 by Union Home Secretary R K Singh from New Delhi.

It is worth mentioning here that Tapi Mra, Anshu Jamsenpa, Tine Mena and Nima Lama have  already achieved the feat.

During the 3rd week of May last Anshu Jamsenpa  and Nima Lama  from Arunachal Pradesh were the members of  First NE Mount Everest Expedition team who successfully scaled the world’s highest peak. While Anshu created a record for conquering the peak for the 3rd time and Lama became the fourth Arunachalee to accomplish the rare act of bravery.  



CM orders to re-arrest UTPs

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has taken very serious note of the incident of jail breaking at Chowkham police outpost in Lohit district on 19th July wherein 18 inmates, who were Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) holed the wall of the lockup and fled away during the wee hours.

Expressing his deep concern over the incident the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has directed to take all measures to re-arrest the fled prisoners. He also added that whosoever is found guilty of negligence or involved in such act would not be spared and necessary action as per law and rules will be taken immediately.

Meanwhile Lohit Deputy Commissioner has already ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident to be conducted by Tezu SDO (Sadar) M K Deori on 19th July and the officer has been asked to submit the report within 3 days. He has also directed SP and all administrative officers to be alert and to strengthen security of Lock-ups in their respective jurisdictions.

In addition the Police HQ has also ordered an enquiry into the matter and enquiry officer C K Mein, CO, 2nd IRBN has already reached Chowkham and is on the job.

A massive search operation has been launched in the district to nab the fled prisoners and the Supdt of Police is camping and personally supervising the operation. A case vide NMS PS case no. 121/2013 U/S 224/34 IPC has also been registered .



Dambuk ADC empowered to function independently

ROING, Jul 20: The State Govt. has delegated Power and Functions to the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Dambuk vide Order No.DAD-57/82 on July 13 for administrative convenience effective immediately.

ADC Dambuk has been given the authority to exercise administrative power with DDO power as head of office in respect of his office under Rule 14 of Delegation of Financial Power Rule, to issue PRC/ST Certificate, ILP, LPC and to recommend allotment of land as per the existing land laws.

He was authorized to issue Gun Licence in respect of the Sub-Division for all Non-Prohibited arms and also to issue Trading Licence in the Sub-Division, to perform all the function pertaining to Civil Supply for entire Sub-Division, Trial of cases within the power delegated to ADC and to function independently and deal with Govt. directly in respect of all regulatory, development and other allied matters of Sub-Division for all the interest of expeditious disposal.   

This is indeed a good news for the people of Dambuk Sub-Division, who will now need not to cross Dibang River and walk on foot for 5 km across the rivers to rich Roing, the District Headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley District to obtain those certificates as it will be made available in their door steps by the Govt.

The People of the area have thanked the State Govt.  led by the Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki and the Cabinet Ministers for fulfilling the long felt  demands of the people. They specially thanked former MLA Late Jomin Tayeng, who despite his ill health worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people till his last breath. They also thanked Bhandana Deori, IRS, Commissioner (GA/DA) and Shiv Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District, Roing.

Meanwhile, Atul Tayeng, SDO Dambuk informed that people of Dambuk SDO Headquarters in its continuing efforts to fight against the errant of Sine river have organized social service under the supervision of SDO Dambuk. The Sine river is threatening the Dambuk township every year and flooding the village inhabitant area as well as the agricultural land of the locals for last many years.

The local people including women folks is conducting the social service since July 15 in village wise rotational system by pulling in resources from the govt. machineries available in the SDO headquarter and constructing boulder bunds on river bank to divert the river course to the centre of the river.  DIPRO



23 progressive tea farmers selected for exposure tour

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: The Department of Trade and Commerce has selected 23 progressive tea farmers from identified tea growing districts for an exposure tour to Darjeeling next month. Boa Tamo, Ex- MLA and Nabam Nikia, Working President of Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Grower Association are among the selected progressive tea farmers.

The exposure-cum- study tour is being sponsored by Tea Board of India and the team will be leaving on tour on August 22 and will be accompanied and escorted by S. Rajbongshi, Assistant Director Tea Development, Tea Board of India, Itanagar and Toko Togur, Assistant Director Trade and Commerce Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.

While interacting with the selected progressive farmers, Tokong Pertin, Director, Trade & Commerce hoped that the farmers will gain maximum benefit out of this tour. He also informed that presently the third batch of progressive tea farmers are undergoing one month training programme at Tea Research Association, Tocklai, Assam which is an imperative preparation towards successful implementation of the flagship scheme under Chief Minister’s Mission Mode Project on Plantation Crops.

The tour is being arranged in order to promote Organic Tea and Rubber cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh amongst the educated unemployed youth and progressive famers for economic upliftment and self sustenance under Chief Minister’s Mission Mode Project (MMP) on Plantation Crops.



12th governing body meeting of K K DRDA held

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: The 12th Governing body meeting of district rural development agency (DRDA), Kurung Kumey was held at its conference hall, Koloriang on July 9 last. All the PRI members and head of departments of Kurung Kumey district attended the meeting.

Addressing the gathering, local MLA Bamang Felix while hoping that all the newly elected PRI members will work for betterment of the area, he called upon them to work in team for better coordination.

DC cum CEO DRDA, Rajeev Takuk asked all the PRI members to work as the torch bearer of their area.

Member secretary, Pisa Tatup reviewed the various schemes implemented under DRDA in the district during the financial year 2012-13.

While presenting DRDA establishment budgets for approval in the house, he requested all the newly elected PRI members to follow the guidelines while implementing any scheme.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Kurung Kumey district, Sangha Tagik while appealing all the PRI members and the implementing agencies to work in tandem, said, “Without the support and feedback of the government agencies, PRI members are handicapped.”



‘Bomdila GHSS to refund half of admission fees to students’

ITANAGAR, Jul 20:  All Sajolang (Miji) Students’ Union (ASSU), in a release, claimed that the school authority of Bomdila GHSS has assured to refund half of the admission fee that were taken excessively from students during admission. The assurance came after ASSU vigorously pursued the matter with the school authority.

ASSU had alleged collection of hefty fees from students by the school authority by not complying with government norms, and the matter was apprised to the Director of School Education (DSE) through a memorandum recently.

During its recent visit to school, the ASSU team also held discussion with the school authority on various problems faced by the school, like shortage of teaching staff, desk-bench etc and appealed to the DSE to post required teacher for the betterment of students.

Meanwhile, ASSU has assured the school authority to provide sports goods, such as football and volleyball sets for the school.



Yagrung lift first Bote Moyong Memorial Football Trophy


Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Jul 20: Yagrung Secondary School lifted the first Bote Moyong Memorial Inter-School Football Trophy defeating Bilat 2-1 in the final at General Ground here today.

The match started off aggressively with both the teams creating equal scoring opportunities; but neither team could score till 37th minutes.

Bilat shot into lead 37th minute into the match through goal from Tajing Siram sparking wild celebration among the supporters. However, the celebration short-lived as Toni Tasing of Yargrung netted in added time of the first half to equalize the score (1-1). Takom Tabin netted another goal for Yagrung in 73rd minutes to make the final score 2-1.

While expressing his extreme happiness after winning the tournament, Captain Mibang said, “We proved our ability though we got little time to prepare ourselves for the tournament.”

The winning team (Yagrung) pocketed cash award of Rs.40,000 along with the coveted trophy and commendation certificate while the runners up team was awarded Rs. 20,000 along with trophy and certificate. The Fair Play award with cash prize of Rs.5,000 went to Boleng HS school.

‘Player of the Tournament’ Franklin Taki, Best Goalkeeper Tajong Nonang, both from Bilat Hr. Sec. School and ‘Highest Scorer of the Tournament’ Takar Tamut of Boleng HSS were given away Rs 500 each with trophies.

Yagrung team stormed into the final trouncing Borguly (Mebo) 5-3 in the semifinal.

Pasighat MLA and Education Minister, who also witnessed the final football match today, blessed the family of freedom fighter late Bote Moyong, who joined in ‘Quit Iadia Movement’. He also thanked Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for granting Rs 5 lakh to conduct the football tournament in loving memory of the freedom fighter of the state.

Earlier, addressing the inaugural function as chief guest, Chief Councilor of Pasighat Municipal Council, Denong Tamuk briefed on the importance of games and sports for physical and mental development of the budding students. He suggested the young players to maintain discipline sportsman spirit.

Among others, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, Deputy Chief Councilor of Pasighat municipal Atik Pertin, District sports officer Makbul Siram and other dignitaries also enjoyed the final match.

Altogether 16 teams from East Siang district participated in the tournament.



Guru Purnima: Celebrating Wisdom

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Among the 12-13 full moons in a year, the Vaishakha Full Moon is dedicated to Buddha (his birth and enlightenment), Jyeshtha Full Moon to Mother Earth and the Aashadha Full Moon is dedicated to the memory of Masters. This is Guru-Purnima.

It is the day when the disciple wakes up in his fullness and in the wakefulness he can’t be but grateful. This gratitude is not of dwaita (you and me), but of advaita. It is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself. So, gratefulness on Guru-Purnima symbolizes that fullness.

The purpose of the Guru Purnima celebration is to turn back and review and see in this last one year how much one has progressed in life. For a seeker, Guru Purnima is a day of significance, is a day of New Year. It is the day to review one’s progress on the spiritual path and renew one’s determination and focus on the goal, and to resolve what one wants to do in the coming year. As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of one’s own self.”

You know, our body has millions of cells, and each cell has its own life. Many cells are being born every day and many are dying. So, you are a moving town. So many cities are on the planet Earth and planet Earth is revolving and moving around the Sun. Same way, there are so many cells and so many living beings inside you and you are moving around. You are a moving township. Like in a beehive, there are so many bees which come and sit, but there is one queen bee. If the queen bee goes away, every other bee goes away. In the same way, there is an atom in our body, the queen bee. If that is not there, everything else goes away. Locate in that, in that tiniest of the tiny atom, the atma or the self. It is everywhere yet nowhere. That is the queen bee and that is what you are. That is what the Divine is, and that is the Guru principle.

Like there is fatherhood, motherhood, there is Guruhood also. You all have to play Guruhood at least to somebody. You do play, you keep giving advices and guiding people consciously or unconsciously, and give them love and care. But do it with 100 percent without expecting anything in return. That is living the Guruhood, living the self. There is no difference between the Divine, you and the Guru Principle. It is all coming to one thing, the queen bee.

Meditation is relaxing and reposing in that atom. So, think of all the things that you could be grateful for, and ask what you want. And bless everybody. We receive, but not just receiving is enough, we should give and bless those who are in need.

When you rest in your own nature, there is no conflict. But usually we feel a conflict. We feel bad about a negative quality we have or something that we did. A Guru is one who lifts these burdens from you that you yourself cannot carry — and kindles in you devotional love. Offer everything to the Master — your anger, your frustration, all your bad feelings and good feelings. Your negativity pulls you down. Your positive qualities bring pride and arrogance in you. Your whole life becomes a big weight. When you offer it all, you become free. You become light like a flower. You can again smile and rejoice in the moment. What remains in you is pure love.

Since ages, all this knowledge and wisdom have been passed on. On Guru Purnima, we express our gratitude to the Guru-Sishya tradition. It's the day to celebrate knowledge and love.

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