July 31

Relief sought

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 the fire.


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 pending works.

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 JT.

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 avenues.


‘Ignore misinformation’

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 road connectivity.

The villagers have also submitted several representations to West Siang Deputy Commissioner expressing their opposition to include their villages with the new circle headquarters, they informed.


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 Taro chatung.

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 the day.

Biri Sonia  and Taring Bharat scored a goal each for their respective team.

Today’s matches:

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 those benefits.

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.


News Impact


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 evening.  

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 Group, Jalpaiguri.

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 Crops.

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 Togur.



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 Aalo.

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 the menace.

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 courses.

“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 a release.

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 Centre today.

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. DIPRO

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Global Tiger Day

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Bake Kepo





There is life beyond Facebook..

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Mita Dodum



Don’t spread wrong information

Dear Editor,

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 AMSU.

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 etc.

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 the menace.

I shall be happy to see this Union's sincerity on this menace in future instead of publishing in papers only.


Barum Masong

Village yallang, Hawai




Backdoor still prevalent

Dear Editor,

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


Er. Tai Paha

B. Tech, CMC Vellore,  Tamil Nadu