ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Expressing shock over devastating fire accident at Kamba that gutted
13 houses, Galo Students’ Union (GSU) has sincerely appealed to the state govt. to
provide adequate relief to the victims, who have lost their all belongings, as early
as possible for their quick rehabilitation.
GSU, at same time, strongly appealed to the Kamba ADC to constitute a committee to
assess the properties lost and damaged in the fire as well as investigate cause of
AAPLU reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Continuing its demand for group C and D posts in various departments,
the All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) today asked the parliamentary secretary,
PHE and WS Karikho Kri urging for the posts in his department. It also demanded for
early conduction of departmental promotion committee (DPC) for solution to the many
Landslide in Capital area
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The flashflood and landslide triggered by the recent rains have
caused heavy damage to 15 houses along with household items and domestic animals
in Modirijo-Sanglo Putung area under Ward No. 17 of Itanagar Municipality, informed
the Councilor of the ward, in a release.
Massive landslide at Adi-Basti, Nyokum Lapang, Dariya Hill and Donyi Polo areas caused
heavy damage to RCC retaining wall and cultivation land. Landslide has even cut off
road communication at Donyi-polo area, informed the Councilor of ward no 17, the
release said, and appealed to the District Administrator to provide some relief to
the affected people.
ATA submits memo
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) has demanded for repealing
of cabinet decision and restoration of 50 percent promotional avenues of AT (A) to
In a memorandum addressed to the commissioner education, it said, as per the recruitment
rule of Arunachal Pradesh Gazette, April 2008-09 for the post of Graduate Teacher
or Junior Teacher is 50 percent promotion from among the Assistant Teachers possessing
requisite qualification and 50 percent for direct recruitment adjudged through merit,
but surprisingly on August 7, 2009, the cabinet meeting recommended the promotion
to be reduced to 25 percent.
Its other demands are fixation of pay band of JT (SG) from the existing grade pay
band from II to III and framing of clear cut modalities and scope for teachers and
education officers under directorate of elementary education including promotional
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Some executive body members of the All Banderdewa Circle Students
Union (ABCSU) has written a letter to City SP urging him not to take action against
any person as per the complaint submitted by Union’s president regarding reported
beating up of an employee of Banderdewa circle office at CO office premises yesterday.
Referring to a news item published in a section of daily on July 30, the members
in a release said that the Union’s president had issued the release without knowing
the truth behind the incident and without having consultation with Union’s body.
“The case might not be related to CO office and its staff, it is only a matter related
to family dispute,” the release said.
Villagers want to stay with Aalo circle
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The villagers of Yigi-Kaum I and II villages of Ubu Bango under
Aalo circle have expressed their unwillingness to be included their villages in the
newly created Kodum Lepo circle near Nikte.
In support of their demand to remain within the jurisdiction of Aalo circle, the
president and general secretary of YKV-I&II, on behalf of the villagers, in a release
claimed that Aalo was nearer (14 km) to their villages with proper road connectivity
whereas the new circle headquarter was about 35 km from their village without proper
The villagers have also submitted several representations to West Siang Deputy Commissioner
expressing their opposition to include their villages with the new circle headquarters,
Daporijo rape incident condemned
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The Nyishi Nyem Acham has expressed shock over the Daporijo rape
incident wherein a six-year-old girl was raped and grievously injured by a 23 year
old man on July 23.
Condemning the barbaric incident, it requested the state government to award capital
punishment to the rapist. Punishment to the rapist should be exemplary so that incidences
of rape are deterred in future, it further added.
Syndicate Bank announces quarter-ended financial results
ITANAGAR, July 30: Syndicate Bank announces financial results for the Quarter ended
June 30. Syndicate Bank, one of the large Nationalized Banks has achieved the global
business level of more than Rs 3,31,896 crorc.
Global deposit has soared to Rs 1,82,513 crore from Rs 1,57,276 crorc (up by 2.37yoy).
Inspite of challenging environment bank could post a decent operating profit from
Rs 841 crore to Rs 949 crore (up by 13% yoy). Similarly Global Advances also increased
from Rs 1, 29,171 crore to Rs 1,49, 383 crore. Global Business increased from Rs
2,86,447 crore to Rs 3,31, 896 crore (up by 16% yoy). Cost to income ratio decreased
to 41.87% from 45.90% as at 30.06.2012 due to cost saving measures adopted by the
bank, like reduction in high cost deposits. Book value per share increased to Rs
183.46 from Rs 157.39 (Ql 13 to Q1 14) due to improved profits. Earnings per share
increased to Rs 30.05 from Rs 29.25 (annualized). Other income has improved from
Rs.236 Crore to Rs. 294 Crore because of Higher Treasury Profits year on year. Net
Interest Margin is at 2.83% and Return on Assets is at 0.89%.
Shooting of Monpa feature film Pwnsum in full swing
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Shooting of Monpa feature film Pwnsum produced by Thupten Nema
is going on in full swing at Tawang.
Lham Dorjee, who is the director of the films, plays the lead character in the film
while Bamang Pami plays the female lead role. Other actor and actresses of the film
are Baby, Kuku, Lobsang, L Dorjee etc, informed film maker and senior journalist
The shoot for the film which started on July 15 is expected to complete in the first
week of next month.
Pami had played the lead female roles in two Hindi films, namely "Raste Anek Ant
Ek" and "Jully Koneng Tere Liye." She is actively involving herself in both film
production and acting. She has own production house with a team.
Arunachal Pradesh completes 40 years of long journey in film industry in 2014.
Though Arunachal Pradesh started film making in 1974 the state is still in nascent
stage in film industry. The celebration of first ever Arunachal Film Festival in
March 2013 by Department of IPR Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has really encouraged
film fraternity of the state to work with more dedication and renewed vigour.
VVFC trounce Bullet FC 6-0
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: VVFC trounced Bullet FC 6-0 in a preliminary match in the 7 Warriors
9th Independent Running Trophy, 2013 at KV No Playground here today.
Tame Bath (1), Taba Zirzo (2), Rigio Topu (2) and Doshan Changring (1) the scorers
of the winning team.
Earlir, Chimpu United FC and Taring FC played out 1-1 draw in the first match of
Biri Sonia and Taring Bharat scored a goal each for their respective team.
1. Bn.FC vs Kamle FC
2.Friends Youth FC vs IGPFC
3.Spartans GHYC vs Taring FC
VFCS office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, July 30: The office of Papum Pare Vegetable Farmers Cooperatives Society
Limited at Prem Nagar, Naharlagun was inaugurated by local MLA Techi Kaso today.
After the inaugural function, Kaso encouraged farmers to be sincere and dedicated
and to fulfill the vegetable demand of Capital dwellers. He also donated one Almirah
and 25 number of chair for the office.
Workshop on official language policy begins at RGU
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: A two- day workshop on “Official Language Policy Act and Rules
of union and an introduction to official Hindi” began at Rajiv Gandhi University
Council Hall today.
The workshop being organized by the Hindi cell, Rajiv Gandhi University was formally
opened by Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice Chancellor, RGU and the first day’s session was
attended by group “A” officials of the University.
The workshop aims to popularize Hindi language at RGU and use it by the officials
of the university thus contributing towards promotion of Hindi as Raj-Bhaasa.
Ziro to observe World Breastfeeding Day
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: To commemorate the World Breastfeeding Week from August 1, the
Community Food & Nutrition Extension Unit, Ministry of Women & Child Development,
Itanagar unit is going to organize a symposium on the theme ‘World Breastfeeding
Support: Close to Mothers’ at Community Hall, Ziro on August 2 in collaboration with
Women and Child Development Department, GoAP.
A total of 50 CDPOs, supervisors, Gram Sevikas, AFAs, HFAs, VFAs and teachers will
participate in the daylong programme which will include annaprasan, Baby show cum
competition, live nutrition demonstration, recipe competition and quiz competition.
School kits distributed
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers' Welfare
Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam distributed school kits among the children
of workers and labourers at Gumin Kine Auditorium, Aalo yesterday as part of board’s
maiden statewide awareness campaign which was launched recently at Itanagar.
While addressing the gathering, he advised the workers of Aalo to avail various benefits
of the Board by registering their names in the board. He also threw light on the
functioning and various benefits of the Board.
Board Secretary Ojing Darung also spoke in the occasion he highlighted the benefits
of the board and encourage the workers to register their names in the Board to avail
District Labour Officer, Aalo Lee Ete highlighted the Board activities and requested
to come forward and get their names registered with the Board.
Call to fight stigma, discrimination associated with mental illness
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Community mental health awareness cum outreach service was conducted
by a mental health team from Arunachal State Hospital led by Dr. Haniya Payee, senior
neuropsychiatrist at Mother’s Home at Lekhi village today.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Payee, who is also the state programme officer (mental
health), said that mental illness are not result of personal weakness, poor upbringing
or lack of character etc. Mental illness is just like any other diseases like asthma,
gastritis etc. Most people with mental illness are not violent, he said and appealed
to fight the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
Dr. Payee lauded the services of Mother’s Home to the homeless and mentally ill persons
and encouraged everyone to follow the example.
Later, the team examined the inmates of the home and conducted routine blood tests
and gave necessary treatment.
‘Implementing food security measure a challenge in Arunachal’
Cong to strengthen party at grass root level
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: To ensure a right to food, government will implement Food Security
measure though its implementation in land-locked and hilly Arunachal Pradesh may
pose a big challenge.
"It may not eradicate poverty but ensure a right to food, unlike the PDS food given
now as a government decision, and anyone found guilty for not implementing the law
would be brought to book," AICC general secretary and in-charge, Arunachal Pradesh
Luizinho Falerio, said.
However, he said implementing this in a land locked and hilly state like Arunachal
Pradesh would pose a big challenge but expressed confidence that the Congress government
in the state would accomplish it.
The party would never be found wanting in its fight against corruption.
"The BJP has no issue and is trying to divert people's attention. Congress has already
proved its resolve against corruption," Falerio told a press conference here last
The Congress leader arrived here yesterday on his first visit after taking charge
of N-E following the June 17 AICC reshuffle in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Falerio denied that his visit had anything to do with the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, saying
it was to review implementation of the party's last election manifesto.
"Election comes and goes but I am here to see if the Congress manifesto has been
translated into a reality," he said.
Earlier, addressing a party meeting here at Rajiv Gandhi Congress Bhawan, he asked
ministers, MLAs, and office bearers to ensure unity and discipline for consolidating
and strengthening the party.
The AICC General Secretary Faleiro appealed the party leaders and workers to work
enthusiastically and dedicate them to further strengthen the party and to work for
all round development of the state.
He further urged the DCC/CCC/BCC presidents to conduct monthly meetings in their
concern districts/blocks and submit report to APCC for onward submission to AICC,
failing which, he said, APCC and AICC will view it seriously.
All the elected members and the party workers attended the meeting.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in his speech while highlighting the position of Congress
MLAs as well as the achievement and success of INC party in the recently concluded
Panchayat and Municipal Elections said that people have faith and confidence in the
Congress Government in the Centre and the state for fulfilling their aspirations
by implementing various welfare schemes.
Tuki asked all the newly elected panchayat leaders to work with sincerity and dedication
implementing welfare schemes for the benefit of common masses.
While urging the Municipal bodies to work together with the Congress Party, he informed
that they will be delegated power after Cabinet meeting in phase manner.
He further informed that some of the renowned NGOs will give skill development training
to the unemployed youth of the state.
Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy said, Congress governments at the Centre and in the state
have done lots of welfare schemes like streamlining of PDS system which has benefitted
the people in far flung areas. Introduction of National Food Security Bill would
also benefit the people of the country, he said.
President APCC Mukut Mithi appealed all the party leaders and workers to strictly
adhere to the directives and norms of AICC and to work in unison to strengthen the
party at the grassroot level. PTI/Source
NCP for high power panel to enquire into land allotment process
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Terming the land allotment process in the entire state especially
in the twin Capital of Itanagar and Naharlagun as one of the biggest scams after
Hydro Power and illegal mining the NCP Unit of Arunachal urged the ruling Congress
Govt. of the state to constitute a High Power Committee headed by a sitting or a
retired High Court Judge to unearth the truth and find out the persons responsible
for the mess and misuse of official positions since Arunachal achieving the status
of Union Territory and the Statehood.
The party Spokesman T. Naksang, while pointing numerous lacunas and contradictions
in the land allotment process, urged the Govt. to address the systemic failure and
come up with a strong policy decision after going through the findings of the Committee.
Condemning the element of selectivity adopted by the Law enforcing agencies particularly
the reported issuance of ‘Arrest Order’ to only two legislators of a particular
political party and few other soft targets, T. Naksang stated that law is for all
and everybody irrespective of his/ her background must be treated equally.
Urging the Govt. and its machinery to immediately draw a strategy to tackle cases
of encroachment ranging from naked encroachers wherein the Govt. structures have
been a completely wiped out and private buildings have been constructed to mild encroachers
of Govt. premises by few metres. Also the policy strategy must address cases wherein
the individuals have been allotted formal allotment orders and yet they have leveled
as encroachers even in news paper and thereby bringing in the possibility of defamation
suits running into crores. According to Naksang, if this land of Khushi attitude
and land of Lahe Lahe culture is allowed to be continued then a day is not far when
CM’s Officials Bungalow compound followed by Governor’s Palatial Premises too will
be encroached and allotted subject to payment of suitable bribe price to the authorities
running the whole show.
Agreeing the views aired by PPA, Naksang suggested the Govt. that since more than
90% of the Govt. lands have been already encroached and Govt. through its own machineries
have already granted allotment orders to more than 70 per cent of the so called
encroachers, it is therefore optionless on the part of the Govt. to either compensate
in case of carrying out demolition exercise or regularize the intentional illegalities
committed by all stake holders. “Since Govt. is almost bankrupt and can’t renovate
and reconstruct all its old and dilapidated structures, it would be therefore, in
the fitness of things by the Govt. of the day to wake up from the slumber of confusions
and save the interest of all stake holders,” the NCP spokesperson added.
Tea growers taken to Darjeeling on exposure cum study tour
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Few selected progressive tea growers from identified tea growing
districts of Arunachal Pradesh were taken to Darjeeling on an exposure cum study
tour by Department of Trade and Commerce.
The team visited various tea gardens and factories run and owned by Self-Help Groups
like Rohini Organic Tea Garden and Factory (Sona Tea Limited), Darjeeling Organic
Ekta Society, Sukhia Pukhuri, Panbari Tea Factory owned by Panbari Small Tea Growers’
Society at Jalpaiguri, Tea Factory and Garden of Nabajagaran Small Tea Growers’ Self-Help
They had special interactive meetings with the executive members of Confederation
of Indian Small Tea Growers’ Association (CISTA). In another meeting, they had one
to one discussion and interaction with the executive members of Darjeeling Organic
Ekta Society, a SHG known for their organic tea.
The team expressed their gratitude to the State Government and the Department of
Trade and Commerce, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh for providing such an opportunity.
The tour was arranged in order to promote organic tea 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
The team included former MLA and Advisor of Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Grower Association
Boa Tamo, Working President of Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Grower Association Nabam
Nikia. The team was accompanied by Assistant Director Tea Development, Tea Board
of India, Itanagar Sanjib Rajbongshi and Assistant Director, Trade and Commerce Toko
Galoo dictionary released
LIKABALI, Jul 30: The GOMNIR- dictionary and ROLEJiRii- Grammar (in Galoo) authored
by Duri Taipodia were released by Jumkar Karbi, (CO) SDO in-charge Likabali in a
simple function here yesterday.
Present on the occasion were Kardu Taipodia, Ex-Minister, Koi Taipodia, Vice Principal
Govt. H S School, Likabali, Tamar Nyicyor, BEO Likabali, Yide Potom, RFO Likabali,
Mito Taipodia, ZPM 9-Likabali Anchal Samity, Goken Gara, ASM and Gomik Doke ASM of
9-Likabali Anchal Samity among others.
Appreciating the author for coming out with such valued contribution in the society,
Jumkar Karbi said it is a red-letter day in Galo community. The dictionary would
help the community preserve its dialects and culture, he said.
Duri Taipodia is the first male singer of the state. He is also honoured with Governor
and State awards.
According to the author Duri Taipodia “though the composition of songs in TANii AGOM-ADii
took place in the year 1961 in the DEVA NAGARI script, it could not serve the purpose
of special tribal accent of TANii group. Accepting the invitation of 2000 capital
Moopin of the Galoo at Naharlagun the changing of script was felt necessary and
as a result ROMAN was to be chosen better one. In the same year, during the time
of Kirnya Bagra, Principal, Govt. H.S School, Likabali, he was assigned to start
class in Adii-Galoo, in upper primary section. … This way the career of teaching
TANii AGOM began in the same year 2000 itself in Govt. H S School, Likabali for the
first time, perhaps, in whole of West Siang district.”
“In order to represent local accent almighty father, he made choose 4 symbols - two
for short syllable and other two for Long syllable. Hand written premiers were prepared
which are still in possession. Both materials and teachings were found successful
as the students were quite motivated and interested in the new subject in teaching”
the author said.
Finally, it was an appointment in his name, vide NO. LBHS/01/03 – 04/307 Dtd Likabali,
the 2nd January 2004, as subject teacher in coordination with Karli Bagra, Assistant
Teacher and subsequently the screening committee Dt . 08 June 2004, under the chairmanship
of Pagli Sora, Circle Officer ( SDO incharge Likabali ) in the office of the Principal
(Moto Nyori), Govt. H.S. School Likabali accepted the “ TANI AGOM POTA- I ” as
third language to be taught in upper primary for the schools of Likabali Sub-Division
from the session 2004- 05 onwards which was intimated to DSE Itanagar and the DDSE
The author of the dictionary expressed gratitude to Galo Welfare Society for recognizing
his contribution with award and felicitation at its Basar conference in 2006 for
the activities in the field of TANii AGOM. The author also expressed sincere gratitude
to all those who encouraged him and extend all possible help in his endeavor.
“No dearth of talent in Arunachalee youths”
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: “Arunachalee youths have lots of hidden talents and the only thing
they need is a right platform,” asserted Jalley Sonam, Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh
Building & Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB). He was speaking
on the opening ceremony of a talent hunt show named ‘Dancing Star-3 2013’ organized
by Basar Area Sports & Cultural Development Association (BASCDA) at Basar under West
Siang district on July 28 last. The main aim of the show is to search the hidden
talents of the youths of Basar area.
Lauding the organizers for such initiative, Sonam said, “This is the right platform
to explore the hidden talents among the youths of area”. Youths are the future of
state and we must encourage them to showcase their talents be it-dancing, singing,
acting, games and sports etc, he added.
While taking serious note on growth of alcoholism and drug addiction among the youths,
he urged the youths not refrain from such habits instead join hand to fight against
He also urged the people of state not to discriminate anyone in the name of caste,
creed and religion and to always uphold the unity in diversity.
APCTA proposes for 5-day working pattern
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: A delegation of Arunachal College Teachers’ Association (APCTA)
today met Education Minister Bosiram Siram and the Director of Higher Education in
his office chamber and urged for implementation of 5-day working pattern.
APCTA, which has been persistently pursuing the matter since last two years, apprised
the Education Minister that implementation of 5-day working pattern in a week is
essential and imperative in view of introduction of semester system in undergraduate
“Moreover, it is well manifested in the UGC – Regulations. Apart from that, this
working pattern will be in congruence with the affiliating university (RGU) and other
institutions of Higher Education of the state like NIT, NERIST etc,” APCTA said in
It said that 5-Day Working Pattern in a week is in existent in almost all the colleges
and universities both Govt. and private in the country. Further, such innovation
will also ensure quality education as it will give some time to the faculty members
to involve themselves in various types of research activities.
The education minister has assured the delegates that he will look into the proposal
at earliest possible.
RGU introducing Semester System in UG courses from current session
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is introducing semester system in
undergraduate courses in Science, Commerce and Mass Communication from the academic
session 2013-14. In this connection, a workshop on semester system in BSc courses
was organized by Life Science department of the University at its Bio-Informatics
Addressing the workshop, Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang expressed the hope that
implementation of semester system in under graduate courses will immensely benefit
the students of Arunachal Pradesh. Prof Mibang informed that RGU has started the
semester system on experimental basis in phase manner, and other disciplines will
be covered in the next phases.
Explaining the objective of the workshop, Prof. D N Das, Dean and Faculty of Life
Sciences said, “This workshop will make the college teachers acquainted with strategies
and modalities of the semester program in undergraduate courses of RGU, and will
help the colleges to run the course smoothly and successfully”.
In the inaugural function, Prof. A K Das of Botany reviewed the various benefits
of semester system in different Universities of India. He stated that it encourages
involvement of more students in teaching and learning process than the traditional
annual system of courses.
Prof. A Mitra, Dept of Economics, who is also the Chairman of Internal Quality Assessment
Cell (IQAC) RGU in his inaugural speech, opined that no doubt the semester will be
student friendly but the college authority must provide requisite infrastructure
for its successful implementation.
Dr. Rachob Taba, Registrar also expressed optimism about the success of semester
system in the colleges of RGU and stressed the need for immediate implementation
of the system as per UGC guideline.
The workshop also had technical session on the academic as well as administrative
management of the new system. The workshop was attended by 20 college teachers from
various colleges including all the heads of post graduate departments of RGU.
Instill 4 Ds to build your life: Col. Tripathi to Lohit reader-activists
Tezu students join hands to celebrate Bamboosa Library Annual Day
TEZU, Jul 30: “Pursue your passion for reading and instill the 4Ds to build your
life: A Dream to look upto; Determination to take a ‘sankalp’ (goal) and Dedication
to pursue that goal; and the most important, the Discipline to prepare yourself to
achieve it”, exhorted Col. P.K. Tripathi, Commander, 48 BRTF, as he addressed about
200 students and reader-activists, library volunteers, teachers and parents at the
packed TCM Govt. Middle school hall yesterday. He was speaking after watching an
inspiring performance of poem-recitation, story-reading and skits by over 60 students
from different schools of Tezu, Wakro and Chongkham at the Annual Day celebration
of the Bamboosa Library, Tezu.
While lauding the spirited presentation and year-long reading promotion activities
of the young library activists, Col Tripathi said, “I hope you would continue to
keep up this spirit all your life”. Col. Tripathi, who is patron of the Tiny Tots
Library, Dimwe, also offered all support to the library activists in extending the
reading campaign to new localities. Over 12 reader-activists received awards and
prizes from him.
Earlier, Etalo Mega, Bamboosa Library in-charge gave a lucid account of how the
youth library movement grew up from a single sleepy library in 2007 to a network
of activity-centres spreading learning and joy, and attracting several age-groups
of readers across Lohit and Anjaw. “At the fag end of my life, this warm association
with the library movement shall be the most endearing memories for me”, he concluded,
amidst warm applause.
Lauding heartily the library activists, P.K. Pandey, Principal, VKV Tafrogam, described
the youth libraries as making an innovative contribution to promoting learning and
education in Lohit and Anjaw districts. “Far more effectively than the best schools…”
complimented the National Award winner teacher.
Looking into the future of youth library movement in Arunachal, Vijay Swami, Fulbright
scholar & Ex. Director, RIWATCH, Roing, outlined several steps that can make the
library movement a powerful tool for social transformation. He exhorted the young
reader-activists to take up Library science as a career choice, as Arunachal is in
acute need of qualified librarians. He also suggested that anyone could support and
enrich the libraries by donating their old/unused books and the unit libraries could
exchange books between them.
Speaking on behalf of the parents, C.B. Mishra, a senior teacher, described how his
son, who had come new to Tezu, got attracted to the Bamboosa Library and grew up
to an outstanding reader-activist. “I could see the all round transformation of my
son and his other library-friends, over the last 6 years” he reminisced. This was
echoed by Mosamlu Manyu, and Jeenamsi Ngadong (cl. 9), both AWIC award winners, as
well as Bialu Kambrai, (cl. 9), and Ashish Singh (cl. 11), who read out their published
articles, narrating their library experiences.
But equally entertaining to the large gathering was a series of lively presentations
of skits, poem recitations and story enacting by the library activists and readers.
Students of the Govt. Middle School, Tezu, who had attended a training workshop by
reader-activists, brought alive Roald Dahl’s “James & the Giant Peach”, recited “Rainbow”
and “I like soda” and made the audience roar in delight with their “Bander Ayaa”,
directed by Anjangmai Mam. The young readers of the Police Welfare Children’s Library
won loud applause for their “Ped ki Kahani” and “A baby Lion learns a lesson”, while
the CALSOM Library readers regaled the audience with a “Geind” and a skit “Do Dost”.
The concluding item was “Tale of a jungle” by Bamboosa Library activists, which brought
out the maturity and ingenuity of the young actors.
Mosamlu Manyu recalled the generous patronage and support of Founder-patrons of the
Lohit libraries, Minister Chowna Mein, the then Governor Gen (retd) J.J. Singh, MLAs
Karikho Kri and Laeta Umbrey, and the then DCs Lohit P. S Lokhande and Kaling Tayeng.
She also thanked the District Admn for its continued support and the Surajmal Jalan
Charitable Trust, Dibrugarh for sponsoring the annual awards for library activists.
Livestocks fertility camp
TEZU, Jul 30: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Tezu organized a
one day fertility camp for the livestock owners at the BRTF camp, Demwe on July 26.
More than 30 trainees took part in the training camp.
Attending the program, Dr. (Capt.) MM Panigrahi, 48 BRTF, Demwe appreciated the endeavor
of the AH&V department for rendering their selfless service to the society. He called
upon the trainees to take up artificial insemination for high milk production.
Dr. Karma Dorje, DIO, East Zone asked the farmers to come forward and adopt the advancing
technology in the field of animal husbandry which will multiple the milk production
in the area.
District AH and Veterinary Officer Dr. H Tama informed the trainees about the various
ongoing schemes in the department, such as Rural Backyard Poultry Development Scheme,
RKVY, Subsidy Scheme of Goatery, Piggery, Dairy (State Plan) & Livestock Insurance
Schemes etc. and urged them to take up these schemes.
Resource person of the training Dr. Chhinjo Meyor Senior Veterinary Officer urged
upon the livestock owners to adopt this technique in their milch cows for increased
milk production and will decrease the STD cases simultaneously, he said.
Dr. Sakuntala Gogoi, Senior Veterinary Officer also briefed the trainees about the
ongoing livestock insurance scheme and urged them to insure their milch animals.
A mass vaccination camp was also organized in Lakshmi Mandir, Ji-Nallah and BRTF
camp area on the same day.
In total, 842 animals were vaccinated against Foot & Mouth Disease and Hemorrhagic
Septicemia (HS) and Black Quarter (BQ) by the officials and staffs of the department.
Global Tiger Day was observed on Moday to raise awareness on the plight of the magnificent
big cat. With their population dwindling across countries, the number of wild tigers
has fallen disastrously, mainly due to poaching and the destruction of forests.
The India chapter of World Wildlife Fund organised awareness events across the country
to honour and recognise forest guards for their contribution towards tiger conservation.
Hundreds of school and college students participated in the awareness rallies. Drawing
and painting competitions, debates and discussions were also held on tiger conservation.
Human encroachment of forests driven by population explosion is the main reason for
decline in the number of tigers. Since independence, large chunks of prime tiger
habitats have been lost forever to agriculture and developmental activities.
When animals at the top and the bottom of the food chain start to decline, it is
a clear sign that the entire ecosystem is in trouble. Tourism flourishes where tigers
are accessible and that lends support to the local economy. Project Tiger, launched
in the early seventies, has put the endangered tiger on a definite path to recovery.
The World Wildlife Fund rightly sums it up: A home for tigers is a home for others.
Save Itanagar Hr Sec School
The students of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar would like to request our apex student
organizations like ANSU, AAPSU and also to all the citizen of capital complex, Public
leaders, NGO's, bureaucrats, Local MLA, Minister's and Govt. Officer's to help us
to protect our temple of learning i.e Govt. Hr. Sec. School which is the first Hr.
Sec. School of Itanagar. It is the school where thousands of poor students are getting
proper education from very well qualified and experience teachers. People around
school are encroaching land for link road project to the colony behind school campus.
Already there is road which connects that colony. They are using school land for
their personal benefit. The vehicle which passes through the said road during school
hour creates lots of noise which directly affect ongoing classes. Hence student's
as well as teacher's are not able to concentrate in their classes.
Also some time we face high risk of accident while students are playing in school
ground. If any such unfortunate incident happens then who will take the responsibility?
So, we request mentioned organizations, Leader's, Govt. Officer's, MLA, Minister's
to help us from such encroachment problem.
Once again we request all concern especially ANSU and AAPSU, the parent body to cooperate
us to deal with this matter as soon as possible. Before starting any action from
our side we would like to inform you and belief your full corporation will be with
us for this social work. We had already decided to start out our course of action
from 5th Aug'2013, like blocking mentioned road etc. We are ready to battle out
to save our school from encroachment nemesis.
There is life beyond Facebook..
This is in response to “WHY SO MUCH HATE?” by J M Jamoh. I am quite shocked and amazed
to read his article published on 26th July 2013. If it is true, it is really a serious
matter if people are posting in Facebook forum like—“Kill all the Harings….. Burn
the houses of Nepalis….….Chase away Tibetians.” Really! Why so much hatred?
I really don’t know why people hates Haring (Plain Indians) so much? Whatever is
the reason? But I want to unveil certain things that these HARINGs has done for us.
It seems nowadays people have forgotten the meaning of humanism and becaming self-centered?
If I am not wrong these Harings like Jha, Srivashtav, Dubey, Nair, Choubey, Pandey,
Roy, Dutta, etc were the people who helped us in distress. They educated our great
grandfathers, fathers and us as well. During 1960s, & 70s, they came into our dark
land, climbed in our hilly terrains, many slipped and died, despite this they came
and educated our forefathers who were barbaric and uncivilized, busy in killing each
other’s tribes, clans and struggling for living. They educated and civilized our
people and made Arunachal a better place to live. They worked at every grassroots
level of Arunachal Pradesh. They were the people who built our road, bridges & drainage
(BRO’s are filled with Harings). They were the people who groomed our generations
and gave state figures like Robin Hibu, Indra Mallo, Tope bam, etc.and many unknown
graduates and intellectuals. These Harings and Nepalese are the people who bleed
during Indo-China war to protect our land from Chinese. They are the people who taught
us how to live in organized way. There endeavor and contribution in the socio-economic
development of our state is commendable. We cannot deny their contributions in whatever
development our state has achieved today. In those days, they came and struggled
with us to civilize our society. But why they too so much pain for us? Because they
knew that they and we are Indian and we should help each other in bad days. We must
not forget that they pulled us out of Dark Age.
As year after year are passing by, our population is increasing and resources are
decreasing. High fiscal deficit, bad infrastructure, degrading education system,
poor medical facility, our state is not growing instead falling down the graph. In
coming years, possibly there would be population explosion, and harsh situation could
develop in our state. This is the time we must think above the clan prejudice and
communalism. We must all work together, then only we will survive, otherwise there
would be chaos and place could be hell (like Manipur). Be liberal in thoughts and
action. I support the eviction drive of illegal immigrants like Bangladeshi, chakma,
hajong, and Tibetian, but in a legitimate way, not with the use of violence. If violence
works then Naga’s would have their independence, Punjabi’s should have got their
Khalistan by now. My highest appeal to the authority engaged in administration of
issuing of ST/PRC, no ST/PRC to outsider please. You all do not perform in most of
the cases but at least perform efficiently in this matter.
I am nobody to poke into others personal matter, however on humanitarian ground,
do not post such inflammatory comments. You must know that your impulsive, derogatory
and irrational comment in social networking site like Facebook could provoke something
very bad. Kindly, stop posting your costly and pointless comments. In fact, I appeal,
get out of this silly Facebook thing. Better, get yourself engaged in productive
work instead. Take some responsibility in your shoulder, Graduates study hard to
get into system and work for state’s development and the undergraduate engaged themselves
in trade and commerce activity or else go to field and grow something which can boost
our economy. For example, if anyone develop fish pond and sell ten fishes, I think
he/she will contribute at least 0.000001% to state’s economy which is far better
than doing absurd posting in Facebook, and by making rave comment without understanding
the ground reality. I urge the people to spread the positive message not the message
of divide and hatred. If one cannot make positive comment it’s better to stay quiet.
Lastly, many may not agree with my opinion, I welcome their reasonable critical Evaluation.
God! Let peace prevail in Arunachal!
Pappu Baza, Daporijo
RGU officials lack professionalism
Rajiv Gandhi University the lone institute of higher education in Arunachal Pradesh
is the dream of thousand aspirants and destine of many achiever. In recent time it
has been conferred central university status for strengthening and improving educational
system, infrastructure and research & development activities. It stands as backbone
of state in bringing change in state. But when we see the actual working environment
of RGU it is hard to believe that RGU can provide any bright future to anyone on
rationality ground. Every time it creates chaos and confusion among student. This
was my experience during the time of form submission for entrance exam of M.Phil
and Ph.D programme. Concern authority has made us clear that JRF holder are exempted
from appearing M.Phil & Ph.D entrance exam but when result came out I was confused
as my name was not there in selected list in M.Phil. When we enquire about the matter,
administration replied that there is no such exempted facility in regards to M.Phil.
If such facility was not there, they should confirm the same at the time of submission
of form. Why now after the declaration of result? Whom to blame? Lastly, this is
an appeal to concern authority to consider the matter and provide proper guideline
as per UGC norms so that JRF holder may not be deprived of their right and can undertake
advance learning and research activity within the time frame provided by UGC.
Don’t spread wrong information
I am highly perturbed at seeing few immature individuals, who have clothed themselves
with the energy of AIMSU/AMSU to malign the image of whose and whos in Anjaw district.
In one of your recent news item one of the headings quoted "AIMSU calls on Governor
and CS" but the content carries a news item on Anjaw, so I presume it as it is of
Being from Anjaw, I am very much thankful to AMSU for keeping special concern over
Anjaw district in spite of having so many burning and troublesome issues in lowland
Mishmi area (Lohit district) such as Refugee issue, PRC issue, Land encroachment
issue, Land grabbing by politicians, Bangladeshi issue, Demographic proportion issue,
employment proportion with Mishmi and rest, anti Mishmi attitude by figured people
However while keeping concern at the level of the state's first citizen, they should
not have interpreted with wrong figure and they must refrained from derailing the
truth. In their statement, they have easily claimed that 'all developmental schemes
are deprived in Anjaw under few individuals' that means nothing sort of development
is taking place or nothing is reaching to the people.
Now I am worried why these pessimist people go dumb and deaf when so many developmental
activities are going on in the district. Let them see the quantum of CGI sheets distributed
in the district to poor people which I think is highest in the state. Let them measure
the PMGSY road which connects the rural villages. Let them see and compare the quality
and pace of infrastructural development. Let them compare the economic status of
Anjaw people, pre-and post creation of the district. Let them count the motor vehicle
registration in DTO office Hawai and Tezu by the residents of Anjaw which signifies
people's capacity to pay. Now these frogs in the well should compare with other districts
in above mentioned areas and several other fronts by keeping in mind the hilly topography
and geographical constraints.
My dear younger’s never use Opium as a weapon to malign any individuals' image in
any level. It is a serious and most challenging menace we have in our society. It
never grew with a patronage from any figure of this generation nor has it grown into
our land because of deprivation from developmental schemes. It has existed with us
for quite a long time before the birth of any of our present legislators. Popy fields
in Kamlang valley (Turung reserve), plains areas in Tezu belt, open Kani market on
Sunday at Medo bazzar is all not under area of Anjaw legislator. So to whom will
you make responsible for these cocaine Valley. Moreover I have often seen silent
AMSU on this dangerous menace ever since I gathered my interest on this issue. But
all of a sudden they stood up today to link with some season people to destroy his/her
image before the state by linking with developments in Anjaw district. But these
young men must know that this state truly knows the history of Opiun penetration
into Arunachal and this menace can be curbed only by uniting the voice from all corners.
By pin pointing any single person for this menace, you will never be able to curb
I shall be happy to see this Union's sincerity on this menace in future instead of
publishing in papers only.
Village yallang, Hawai
Backdoor still prevalent
Through your daily I would like to draw your kind attention towards the back door
appointment of group B, C, and D post in different govt department.
Its noticed that every month appointment are made against post in the name of officiating,
deputation, contract basis and contingency but when we enquire with the officers,
they says no vacancy or wait for new advertisements.
We the unemployed educated youth are victimized. I on behalf of educated youth of
Arunachal Pradesh appeal to the state govt and head of the department for timely
recruitment through competitive examination