July 28

Lower Subansiri DDSE to open ‘Teachers’ Grievance Cell’

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A coordination meeting for better growth was organized by Lower Subansiri unit of Arunachal Teachers’ Association at Govt. Secondary School, Hapoli yesterday.

In the meeting, Lower Subansiri DDSE Yumlam Tana decided to open ‘Teachers’ Grievance Cell’ at his office for aid and alliance of teacher’s related pending works.

He also assured of proper documentation and authentication of SSA seniority list for impartial and unjust practices.


Coordination meeting at Yangte held

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: First coordination meeting of the 4-Yangte Anchal block was held at Yangte on July 24 last.  All the anchal samity members, ZP member Tarh Monika and Govt officers under Yangte circle took part in the meeting which was chaired by Anchal chairperson Takam Dado Rinung.

After discussion threadbare on various sectors like education, health, PDS and women and child development etc, the members present resolved to   work together for all round development of the area. They further decided to work for maintaining peace and tranquility and to check and prevent anti-social activities which hampers  progress and development  of the area.


Regional level Course for RSL and RL

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The North East Regional Level Basic Course for Rover Scout Leader and Ranger Leader got underway at Bharat Scouts & Guides State Headquarters, Polo Colony, Naharlagun.

A total of 62 participants from eight NE States and UP are taking part in the week-ling course which started on July 24.

A self defense (Civil Defence) class was organized by the Arunachal Taekwondo Association today on the request of the BS&G State Headquarters.

Leader of Course Ranger (LOC) Usha Kushwaha of UP and Leader of Course Rover (LOC) Ranjit Bashu of Assam requested General Secretary, Arunachal Taekwondo Association Tara Tagin to extend all possible help by providing expert and imparting training even in the district level whenever there is any camp for scouting and guiding in Arunachal Pradesh.

All the members from all over 9 States were also demanding the Taekwondo Self Defence Techniques and Tactics to be part of scouting & guiding under the rule of Civil Defence.

Keeping in mind of increasing crimes against girls and women, this must be a most suitable program to be included in the scouting and guiding of the State in particular and the Nation as a whole.

The Arunachal Taekwondo Association is also trying to include Taekwondo Self Defence Techniques as regular program in scouting and guiding particularly in Arunachal Pradesh.


NPF clarifies

ITANAGAR, July27: Reacting to the news report where Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) raised its voice against formation of Arunachal Pradesh unit of Naga People’s Forum, West Siang district unit of Naga People’s Front (NPF) clarified that it is Naga People’s Front and not Forum like it has been mentioned in the news report.

In a release, it stated that NPF is a recognized regional political party and is legally recognized by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Informing that NPF with due permission from ECI had formed the party unit in the Arunachal Pradesh three years back, it maintained that the main motive of the party is to fight for the political rights and create a regional feeling for the welfare of the entire NE states.

“Since Arunachal Pradesh is under union Government and India is a democratic country, NPF can contest election in the entire NE states as well as in other states also. If any other regional parties like NCP based on Maharashtra, and TMC  based on West Bengal state can form party unit in the state, why not NPF?,” it questioned.


NRC on Yak organizes awareness prog. on TB, hepatitis

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The scientists of National Research Centre on Yak (NRC on Yak) organized an awareness program on hepatitis and tuberculosis for the school children at Dirang on the eve of the World Hepatitis Day yesterday.

Dr. SM Deb, Director, NRC on Yak, stressed need for creating awareness on the two killer diseases among the school children to prevent them from further spreading.

Awanish, Commandant, 4th Battalion ITBP emphasized of the need to conduct training for the highlanders to educate them about the causes of the diseases and their preventive measures.

Later, the Commandant distributed merit certificates to the winners of essay competition on ‘hepatitis and its prevention’ conducted among school children.

Lectures on “Drug addiction and hepatitis,” “Drug resistant tuberculosis in Arunachal Pradesh: A real problem for highlanders,” “Tuberculosis vis-a-vis involvement of farm animals for animal human transmission” and “Past, present and future of vaccine against tuberculosis and hepatitis” were delivered by Dr. SKSingh, senior medical officer (SG) of Community Hospital, Dirang, Dr. Lawrence Kindo, Medical Officer of 4th Battalion ITBP, Dr. Asit Kumar Bera, Scientist (SS) and Dr. Juwar Doley, Scientist, NRC on Yak in the scientific session.


Meritorious students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Nyiko Pangii Society, Itanagar (NPSI) in collaboration with All Nyiko Students’ Welfare Association (ANSWA) felicitated the meritorious students of Nyiko Pangii region, who have excelled in Class X and XII examinations- 2012-13, in a function at Logum-Jini, the first model village of the state on July 20.

All together, eight students, who secured average 90% marks were felicitated with certificate, a memento and cash awards.

Quite a sufficient numbers of the participants, especially the senior citizens and the esteemed teachers appreciated the endeavour of the NPSI to promote education.  

And the NPSI was strongly urged to carry further the initiative in more & more vigorous manner. All those who spoke strongly exhorted the students’ community to confine themselves to educational activities only, and not to unnecessarily bother themselves about a lot of other non-academic and  non-educational issues.

The program was joyfully attended by Head Gaon Buras, Gaon Buras, Anchal Samity Members, Gram Panchayat Members, Teachers, Students and general public of the region.


Legal literacy class conducted for jail inmates

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A one day legal literacy class was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in coordination with the Central Jail Authority at Jully today, wherein lessons on Rights of the Prisoners and concept on Plea Bargaining were imparted to the jail inmates as part of the National Plan of Action for the year 2013-2014 of the NALSA.

Over 70 inmates actively participated in the program and the advocate trio Pritam Taffo, Deepa Yoka and Sunil Mow answered queries as resource persons.

Budi Habung, District and Session Judge cum Member Secretary A.P State Legal Services Authority, PB Dutta, Joint Registrar, Itanagar Bench, Gauhati High Court, Dani Belo, Under Secretary, Law and Judicial /OSD,AP State Legal Services Authority, Michi Paku, SP, Prison and a host of advocates of the Local Bar Association attended the program.

It was decided in the meeting to appoint legal aid counsels for the jail inmates as requested by them.


Water supply disrupted

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Water supply to Papunallah, especially DIET compound, Puroik Colony, 2 km area, Model village and Nirjuli will be affected following the washing away of supply line by flashflood last night, informed Assistant Engineers of PHE&WS, Naharlagun, in a release.

Restoration of damaged pipelines was going on war footing, the AE informed adding that full restoration could take two to three days.


MP assures fire victim to move GoAP

ITANAGAR, Jul  27: The MP also expressed deep shock at the July 26 Naharlagun inferno that reduced six garages, godowns and number of temporary residential houses to ashes and caused huge losses to the fire victims.

“I am currently in Delhi to pursue Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit for allotment of land for constructing hostels near DU north Campus for boys and girls of North Eastern states as desired by AICC, but assure that on my return to the state capital would take up with the GoAP for extending all possible help for the rehabilitation of the fire victims”.

“It was shocking to learn about the fire mishap that too during rainy days. I convey my deep sense of sympathy and assure all possible help to the fire victims,” he said in a statement.


Tree plantation drive

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: On the occasion of the 64th Vana Mahotsava, a mass tree plantation drive was organized at Govt. Hr. Sec School, Sagalee on July 26 last. The drive was organized by All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) in collaboration with Sagalee forest division.


Relief sought

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Informing that landslide caused by the flooded Papu Nalah river damaged public properties including RCC buildings, piggery, cow sheds and retaining wall of Press Colony at Papu Nalah, near Naharlagun on the intervening night of July 26, the Press Colony Welfare Committee (PCWC) has urged the local MLA to provide immediate relief to the victims.


Mass tree plantation

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A day-long mass tree plantation cum social service programme was conducted at Govt Middle School Hawa camp campus under the initiative of School Management Committee.  

Members of school management Committee Hawa Camp, teachers, senior citizens and Panchayat members of the village participated in the plantation programme and planted over 100 ornamental plant species to beautify the school premises.

Bamboo guards were also provided to each sapling for their protection.                                                             

While participating in the programme   Kimin Anchal Samiti Chairperson Takio Yanu Tarh, who is also the Chairman of SMC, requested teachers to educate the young students the importance of tree plantation to reduce global warming. She opined that the only solution left with human kind to fight global warming was to plant more and more trees.  

As a gesture of appreciation, she donated two football and two volleyball sets to the students.

Bamang Sonio, ASM 20 –Kimin , senior citizen  of Kimin town Tarh Hache, Pill Yapa GPM also actively  participated in the said programme.      

Dr Tarh Taram, SVO Kimin being an alumni as well as well wisher of the school provided the saplings, refreshment and lunch to school children and the participants.


Crisis resolved  

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The long pending crisis of All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) has been resolved with the intervention of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), apex student body of state.

In this regard, a meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of AAPSU finance secretary Suraj Tayam under ‘Re-unification committee’ and attended by representatives from NESO and ANSU.

After a marathon discussion, the meeting unanimously resolved to work for the greater interest of the students’ community of the district and also to maintain a sense of unity and integrity.

The meeting further resolved that a fresh election of AEKSU will be conducted under the aegis of the committee comprising of members from AAPSU, ANSU and NESO etc.


News Impact


Man arrested for illegal possession of wildlife organs

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A person was arrested by Likabali Police for illegal possession of wildlife organs and other animal body parts at Likabali yesterday.

Police recovered skin of a bear, gallbladder, four paws and claws and skin of an endangered Macaque (monkey) from his possession at Likabali APST bus station yesterday.

A case has been registered against the alleged accused identified as Takia Bengia of Chayang village under Koloriang Police Station at Likabali Police Station under Wildlife Protection Act,1972, informed Likabali SDPO Dr. D W Thungon.

Police started interrogation of the arrested person to ascertain from where had he procured these wildlife articles and what was he going to do with them.

The alleged poacher was first apprehended at APST bus stand at Likabali by the police patrol team led by SI A. Apang on suspicion as the person made some lame excuses when interrogated. Police, subsequently, started to check his luggage on suspicion which led to recovery of the animal body parts, SI (PC) Apang informed in a release.



Edn Minister assures to end teacher shortage problem in East Kameng

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The shortage of teachers and lecturers in East Kameng, a major issue that was apparently catapulting into a major crisis, would be a thing of the past if the assurance by education minister Bosiram Siram turns to reality.

Siram assured posting adequate principals, teachers and lecturers in East Kameng district when a team of East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) led by chairman Dr Tachi Taku along with Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited chairman Tani Loffa and Sports Authority of Arunachal chairman Tapuk Taku called on  him at his official bungalow here this afternoon.

“Your demands are very genuine. I have been constantly nagged and reminded about this problem by my colleagues Tani Loffa and Tapuk Taku on many occassions. I empathise with problems associated with absence of teachers and I assure that your demands would be met before the end of this coming August,” Siram assured.  

Earlier, Dr Tachi Taku submitted claimed that three school principals, forty one junior and senior teachers and fifty assistant teachers were transferred from the district in last twelve years without relievers.

Siram informed that East Kameng, an educationally backward district, is prioritised by the state govt especially education department. To solve the current issue, a batch of teachers, both senior and junior, would be deployed for which recruitment process is underway.

“I assure you that maximum of the teachers recruited from this interview would be deployed in East Kameng so that the demands for teachers especially subject teachers would be efficiently catered to.”

Similarly, three principals would be posted within August for which almost all the formalities have been completed.

On lack of lecturers in Govt College Seppa that was established in 2009, Siram informed that altogether 11 lecturers of different subjects have been approved by the government for the College. “The cabinet has approved 142 posts of lecturers to cater to demands of various colleges out of which 59 have already been given to the state public service commission for recruitment. As soon as the result is out, the required lecturers would be deployed to Government College Seppa.”  

Planning deputy director Vijay Sonam, circle officer cum BDO, Bana, Abu Taba were among the delegates.



Tuki surveys  locations for CRPF Bn

At 138 Bn CRPF HQ, Senki View, Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had a hectic day today visiting places across the capital city.

Instead of enjoying the weekend holiday like everyone else, he visited at least four sites in the capital city, three of which were with intention to study the feasibility for stationing the new CRPF battalions promised by the Center recently. He was accompanied by capital MLA Techi Kaso, Itanagar Chief Councilor Higio Aruni, DGP, IGP, capital DC and SP and 138 Bn CRPF Commandant.

The Union Home Ministry, on request of the Chief Minister, is ready to deploy one battalion of CRPF for maintenance of law and order in the state immediately provided accommodation facilities are provided by the State Government. Not to waste time, Tuki personally surveyed the probable places, where the CRPF battalion can be stationed temporarily with immediate effect and also a place to station the para-military force permanently.  The Chief Minister first visited the premises of the 1st AAP Bn Headquarters at Chimpu, where a suitable and unused land is available to accommodate at least a company of the CRPF. However, infrastructure and basic amenities like water and power supply will have to be established. Tuki asked the concerned authorities to go ahead with the proposal for further action by the government.

He then visited the Urban Development complex at Lekhi Village that comprises of a three-storied market-complex, a housing complex and an auditorium. While the market and housing complexes are nearing completion, the auditorium is lying unused. A proposal is under consideration for allotting the complex to the new CRPF battalion on temporary basis till a permanent site is allocated and established.

The Chief Minister also visited the present headquarters of the 138 Bn of CRPF at Senki View, Itanagar. He went around the premises and surveyed availability of space to create infrastructure for stationing at least one more Company of CRPF.

Meanwhile, on way to Itanagar from Lekhi Village, the Chief Minister visited the abandoned daily market-complex at Barapani, Naharlagun, which was constructed to facilitate local vendors to sell their produce.

Tuki expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of the vast complex and market-sheds for want of use and called for an innovative idea to put the public property to proper use immediately. He said that either the complex be used as a daily market or even a weekly market or relocate the Naharlagun Police Station to the site.

After visiting all the places, the Chief Minister has proposed discussions at the highest level to chalk out a suitable road-map and take final decisions.



CM takes stock of road condition

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The worsening condition of the Capital Complex roads drew the attention of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who travelled from Chimpu to Doimukh to survey land for stationing a new CRPF battalion today.

Chairing a high level meeting later, the CM said that the GoAP has taken note of the deteriorated the road condition caused by the monsoon which needs to addressed at the earliest.

PWD, Planning & Finance Minister Chowna Mein and Planning Parliamentary Secretary Nabam Rebia endorsed the CM’s opining in the meeting attended by development commissioner Ramesh Negi and planning secretary Sonam Chombay. There has been hue and cry over the dilapidated condition of the capital roads that creates hurdle for traffic movement.

It is a welcome move but without the commuters travel with discipline the improvement would not serve any purpose.



AAPSU spearheading movement for deportation of Chakma-Hajongs’

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Reacting to the various charges of some organizations, All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union president Kamta Lapung today clarified that the AAPSU has been spearheading for deportation of Chakma-Hajong and other refuges for the last few decades.

It was AAPSU which had steadfastly opposed grant of citizenship to Chakma-Hajongs born in Arunachal and right to vote by the government of India, Lapung said in a statement.

AAPSU had neither given any commitment to support grant of citizenship to the Chakma-Hajong refugees nor had opened dialogue with the refugees. Rather, the apex students’ body had boycotted the second high level meeting on finding a lasting solution to the refugee imbroglio to register protest for the refugees’ involvement in numerous crimes, including the rape of a class-IX student by the Chakma refugees at Chowkham, the latest incident of heinous crime by the refugees.

The AAPSU teams have been visiting the Chakma-Hajong inhabited areas to conduct survey, take feed backs from the local people about the refugees’ illegal activities, encroachment of land, reserve forest and collect crime statistics from the respective police stations to strengthen the resolve and force the GoI to see reasons that the prolonged stay of the refugees on Arunachal soil was detrimental to the interest of the state and its people. The visit concluded at Kokila in Papum Pare district today where the refugees were warned against encroachment, crimes and respect the law of the land.  

“The AAPSU has enough documentary evidence against the refugees about the atrocities committed against the indigenous people and move the GoI in this regard while continuing its fight to achieve its goal to throwing the refugees out of this tribal state.

Formation of organizations has become a fashion in the state and taking up the cause of AAPSU is not only unprincipled but unethical too.

So far as LPC is concerned, the Constitution of India is clear on the issue and beating around the bush on LPC is nothing but to hoodwink the people, Lapung added.



2nd North Eastern Regional Consumer Convention

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The 2nd North Eastern Regional Consumer Convention was held at Banquet Hall here today. The convention was organized by Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi in cooperation with Federation of North Eastern Consumer Organizations (FONECO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Consumer Association (AAPCA) and supported by  the department of consumer affairs, Govt of India.

Addressing the gathering, Union minister of state for minority affairs, Ninong Ering  said  the  programme will certainly bring awareness among the consumers of the north east.    Appreciating the organizer,  he further said young generation must take initiative as they are the future of the state. He also encouraged the association and promised to give every possible help that he can do.

M K Reddy, Vice Chairman, CCC, New Delhi suggested that in order to bring change in any sphere one must have to be aware of cheating.  There should be one consumer federation in every district to avoid the problem of cheating.  Program was started with screening of “JAGO GRAHAK JAGO” followed by the group song and lighting of lamp by Chief Guest, Ninong Ering.   This was followed by technical session and discussion by the delegates from different states and districts.



Arunachalee team takes part intourism management prog in Singapore

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A three-member representative of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the five days capacity building training programme on “Tourism Management and Destination Marketing”  at Singapore  which concluded today.

The three-member team of Arunachal Pradesh -- Bengia Manna Sonam, Assistant Director of Tourism (HRD), Tater Mize, District Tourism officer, Ziro and a tour Operator Oken Tayeng   were the part of the delegation from entire north east (except Manipur) in the tourism management programme conducted by International Business Dynamics Pvt Ltd (iBusiness) and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government  of Singapore.

The objectives of the programme was to imbibe professionalism, Tourism Planning, Product Development, Tourism Marketing, understanding Singapore tourism and the role of National Tourist office (NTO).

DoNER deputy secretary Mercy Epao, the guiding force of the NE team had highlighted the  activities of DoNER  saying DoNER is very positive about North East region and promoting North East policy. Lead resource person of the programme was Christopher Khoo along with the team of officials from iBusiness.

Visit of various places of tourist interest like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa, Singapore City Gallery, Singapore Botanical Gardens, and National Orchid Garden, Singapore River-Raffles landing point was part of the training programme. In addition to that a fruitful and interactive networking session was organized to meet members of the National Association of Travel Agents of Singapore (NATAS). In the valedictory programme Cheryl Chan, Deputy Director MEA, Govt of Singapore gave away the certificates to the participants.

The 5 days training was a boon for the Northeastern states. A proper Master plan and policy with professionalism is the urgent need of the hour.



MP condemns intimidation of NHPC staff

NEW DELHI, Jul 27: Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy has condemned the assault and intimidation committed against NHPC staff by 8 local youths under the banner of PPUEA recently.

“There are many incidents such of assault, criminal intimidation against many corporate houses particularly in the capital city from where such staff has already started leaving.  Such unwanted and indiscriminate activities will pay no dividends, but will distance the technical staff who have come from outside for the development of Arunachal.  We have been yarning for more development for the state and Trans-Arunachal Highway packages is going to be a boon for state’s economic development,” the MP said in a statement.

“We all must unitedly fight such forces, who extort and intimidate the people working in various projects,” he said.

The MP appealed various organizations and youths to fight against such illegal activities which would hamper states’ traditional image. Efforts should be made to uphold time-tested tribal values. Moreover, the administration should take further steps to strengthen the law enforcing apparatus to punish the culprits and thwart their nefarious design, he added.  

APPDSU reacts: Meanwhile, describing the arrest of Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers Association president and four others  on charges of manhandling an NHPC staff as unfortunate, the All Papum Pare District Students Union  said that  without proper investigation, the case was registered against them (arrested persons).

Claiming that the unemployed engineers, who wanted to know about the employment of local youths,  were  repeatedly denied permission to meet  Executive Director, the Union said the incident could have been averted  if  the  executive director and deputy manager cum PRO had   dealt with the  unemployed engineers in a better way.  “When NHPC came to Arunachal Pradesh, they agreed to  give priority on employment opportunity to local youths through signing of  MoU with  state Govt, it seems they have forgotten those agreement (MOU), the Union said.



Workshop on Management of Water Supply & Sanitation

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A block level workshop on Management of Water Supply and Sanitation was conducted at Namsai, by PHE & WS Division, Namsai.

Delivering the keynotes address, Executive Engineer cum Member Secretary District Water Sanitation Community Tayum Tok highlighted various aspects of water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental health through power-point presentation. He mainly dealt in details of the need to develop good sanitary practices at home, as home is the nucleus of the society in every Panchayat. He advised the participants to make every Panchayat in the respective Block to make environment fit for every dwellers.

Earlier, inaugurating the program, Chow M Chowpoo, ZPM of Namsai Block, said that the Panchayat members are the representatives and ear and eye of the government in the panchayat. He stressed the need to involve fully all stakeholders to make the government scheme implement successfully in their respective panchayat. He also said that water and sanitation are integral part of life and everyone should understand the bad effect of poor sanitation. Citing the example of mobile, he revealed that in the age of mobile era, every household use costly mobile phones but there are no proper sanitary toilet in their household, which is degrading the image of society.

During the workshop, resource persons from PHE & WS Division Namsai, Medical and Veterinary department presented PowerPoint on various topics.

Senior Medical Officer, Dr. CS Manchi spoke on control and prevention of malaria and said that proper drainage system should be constructed in every Panchayat to avoid stagnation of water as mosquito larvae breeds in stagnant water.

Dr. Jayanta Moungkhoung deliberated on Zoonosis, which is the main cause of transmission of diseases from animals to human being and vice-versa. He said that utmost precaution should be taken during cooking of meat. Raw meat and half-cooked meat are dangerous for health, as it contains parasite cysts.

Through a power point presentation, PD Chukla, Assistant Engineer, PHE & WS Sub-Division, Namsai  had discussed on the role of panchayat leaders in the management of water Supply and sanitation.

Drawing attention towards the activities of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan in Lohit district, he rolled out various components of NBA and emphasized that the stakeholders need to take the lead to make every Gram panchayat open defecation free. He emphasized that the hygienic habits are the only way to stay away from various type of diseases that are cause due to poor sanitation.

Through a PowerPoint presentation, Dushamso Minin, District Consultant (W/S), PHE & WS, Namsai Division had highlighted on parameters of drinking water and also Kaling Pao, District Consultant (HRD) had highlighted the functions and responsibilities of Village Water & Sanitation Committee.

During the interaction session, NGP awardee Panchayat leaders shared their experiences on how they achieved their open defecation free Panchayat. They emphasized on door to door IEC campaign & visit especially during evening hours, to inculcate good habits & gradual change of mindset on personal hygiene and environment sanitation.

More than 400 Panchayat leaders from three circles, namely Piyong, Lathao and Namsai attended in the workshop.

A similar workshop was conducted in Chongkham and Wakro Blocks where many Panchayat leaders participated.



Secy SWCD visits Gyan Mission Orphanage

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Secretary Social Welfare and Child Development Shalini Verma today visited the Gyan Mission orphanage along with her kids and interacted with the orphan children.

During the interaction, she advised the children to study hard and obey their teachers. She also invited the kids to her residence and assured to extend help in medical treatment next week also organizing an exposure trip within the capital.

Later she distributed school uniform and hostel dress to kids which as initiated by her husband Sanjay Goel, DC Capital Complex. Meanwhile, the Gyan Mission Orphanage Family extended heartfelt thanks visiting guest for their support and encouragement. Earlier, the children welcomed the guest with colourful cultural programmes.



Live concert by Idols of West Kameng

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: The music lovers of West Kameng district had a rocking evening as idols after idols performed live on stage at Bomdila Auditorium on July 25.

The jam packed crowd enjoyed the live performance by West Kameng Idol Rinchin Tashi Komu, Dirang Idol Yeshi Dorjee, Shertukpen Idol Rinchin Dorjee, Thrizino Idol Machang Sangchoju, Mon Sargeyling winners Dorjee - Eton and Thupten Tsering, Voice of Nafra winners Utam Jaboju and Beron Deru, and Thembang Idol Garpa.

Rule Mongolz, the local rock band moved the crowd with heavy metal number like Lost Dream's 'Were Gods Creation'. They also played the heart rendering all time favourite number - My heart will go on.......the crowd watched and enjoyed the concert with several fans singing along, dancing, clapping or listening in awe... there was a kind of magic!

There was a rocking dance performance by Rinchin Norbu Bapu and party (Arunachal Boogie Woogie) and Sonu Tamang (Kameng Boogie Woogie winner). The crowd went gaga and cheered when winners of 'So You Think You Can Dance...' the all girls group 'Naings-The Sisterhood' and 'Fancy Butterfly' performed and gyrated on the stage. They were all amazing.

The live concert was organized by 'Rule Mongolz' and supported by Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA). The main aim was to give an opportunity to all the winners of different music competitions to perform in one single platform and to raise fund for the Uttarakhand victims.

The musical concert was attended by RT Khunjuju Parliamentary Secretary HPD, Tsering Sonam ZPM and Tsering Wange President AMASA.

P D Sona Parliamentary Secretary Tourism contributed few amounts to the fund of the organizers as token of appreciation.



Panel discussion to identify problems and prospects of higher education in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: A panel discussion on the theme “Higher Education in Arunachal Pradesh : Problems and Prospects” organized by University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) and Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) in association with Directorate of Higher Education, Arunachal Pradesh will be held here on  July 29.

Higher education, especially the higher education in the area of science and technology in Arunachal Pradesh, the easternmost state of India is still in its nascent stage. For technical manpower Arunachal has to depend on technically qualified manpower from outside the state. In this back drop the panel discussion has been organized with the objective of identifying the problems and prospects of higher education in Arunachal Pradesh so that a road map may be prepared to create awareness among all concerned and to popularize higher education especially in Science and technology in Arunachal Pradesh.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki Rajiv will inaugurate the programme. Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang, Director, Higher & Technical Education, Arunachal Pradesh Dr. Joram Begi, and M Hoque, Chancellor, USTM, Director, NERIST, Principals of all institutions of Arunachal Pradesh will take part in the panel discussion.



Students urged to discourage bandh culture, build strong character


DAPORIJO, Jul 27: Students are the backbone of the society and leaders of tomorrow, said Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu while participating in the inaugural function of the ATSU conference at Rijo Ground.

Highlighting the role of students in a progressive society, the DC said students should build strong character first so that they could guide the society in right direction.

Discourage  forceful collection of donation and bandh culture,  the DC said  adding students can perform wonderful job in shaping the society.

Pointing out the law and order situation, the DC also stressed on proper awareness of the public.

Responding to the one-point memorandum of the Union for creation of one more higher secondary school in Daporijo, the DC   assured them of taking up the matter with higher authorities.

ATSU president Taring Rai highlighted the problems in education sector and emphasized the need of maintaining quality  and proper education system with adequate infrastructure.

TCS secretary general Lardik Kare condemned the band call culture prevailing  in students community of Arunachal Pradesh. Band call becomes a big hurdle for the development of the society. He advised the union not to encourage band call rather they can register their protest in other peaceful and democratic  way. However, he informed that, students union in Upper Subansiri district  has stopped  such method since last three years which is a good sign of modern society.

AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi speaking on the occasion said  that ego problem within the people in the district is one of the major hurdle for the development of the society. Nasi  stressed on development of human resources.



Eagle Trophy Football is back again

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: After a long gap of 17 years, the IVth State Level Eagle Trophy Football Tournament-13 is back again, this time with renewed energy.

The tournament conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Football Players Association (APFPA) under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) and recognized by Sports Authority of Arunachal and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs is scheduled to start on August 3 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.

Altogether, 13 teams are participating in the tournament, which have been divided into four groups with winner and runners up of each team qualifying for the quarterfinals.

The winning team would be offered Rs. Two lakh while the runners up team would be given Rs. one lakh as prize money along with trophies.

The “best player” and the “highest scorer” will be awarded Rs 10,000 each.

The final will be played on August 15 at 3 pm.

“The main purpose of this tournament is to engage our youths into healthy and constructive activities by providing a platform to discove their hidden talents. Also, our state government is expected to concentrate more, by giving adequate support in the development of games and sport in the region,” said Kipa Ajay, organizing secretary.

The Eagle Trophy Football Tournament started way back in the year 1996. The winner of the first tournament was Arunachal Pradesh Police Battalion (APPBn) team, under the captaincy of Arun Saikia. Then came United Football Club (UFC) as winner of second tournament, under the captaincy of Omak Apang, followed by Nyapin-Sangram team Sporting Club (NSSC), under the captaincy of Kipa Kaha, as winner of 3rd tournament respectively.


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