July 13

ASBA team calls on Mithi

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: A team of Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) led by its Secretary Bamang Tago called on Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi, who is also the president of ASBA, at his residence here today and apprised him about future activities and various resolutions adopted by ASBA in the last executive body meeting for development and promotion of badminton in Arunachal Pradesh.

Tago apprised Mithi about the problem faced by ASBA due to insufficient infrastructure (courts), and urged him to take up the matter with the state government for construction of few more badminton courts. He informed Mithi that as per BAI guidelines/rules/ atleast four courts are required to hold any national event.

After a patient hearing, Mithi, assured to look into the problem and take up the matter with appropriate authority. He also said that he will try his level best in his own capacity to solve the problem. Later, he approved the bye-laws of ASBA.

Earlier, the team congratulated Mithi for his re-election as Rajya Sabha Member.



EE clarifies

ITANAGAR, Jul 12:  Power generation from Rina SHP (2x1000 kw) has been halted from July 3 due to failure of the 110 volt DC battery bank and its charging unit as well as 2000 A air circuit breaker of generator panel but not due to damage of turbines, clarified Tayum Udik Taba, Executive Engineer (EM).

Responding to a news item published in this daily regarding the shutting down of the hydel project, the EE informed that necessary action to restore power generation has already been initiated though it may take week more time as requisite spare parts are not readily available in the nearby market.  The Parliamentary Secretary (HPD) is also taking keen interest and personally monitoring for early restoration of the plant and has assured to provide necessary fund for early restoration of power generation, the EE said.

 In a news item published in this daily, it was stated that power generation at 2 mw Rina hydel had come to a halt after two turbines were damaged.


ASCWDC conducts mass social service

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: All Seppa Colony Welfare and Development Committee (ASCWDC) conducted a mass social service to keep their colonies neat and clean.

This mass social service was conducted in order to spread mass awareness among the public of Seppa about the importance of cleanliness to prevent some common diseases caused by garbage pollution.

Type-III Colony was adjudged as most neat and clean colony of the month while Ty-III Colony Development Committee (TCDC) was chosen as the best colony committee of the month.


World Population Day

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Students were sensitized about the importance of small family in a programme organized to mark the World Population Day by Govt. Secondary School, Chimpu yesterday.

Addressing the gathering, school headmaster T. Koyu highlighted the concept of small family and urged the parents to go for small family for happy and prosperous life. He also stressed upon the need of healthy relationships among us and a society free of drugs.

An essay competition on the topic ‘Healthy family is the basis for a healthy society’ was organized among the students of class VIII to X.

Keeping in view the main theme of this year’s World Population Day--‘Investing on the adolescents for building the foundation of world’s future’--a role play competition on various issues faced by the adolescents such as adolescents’ relationship, charms and challenges of adolescence, HIV/AIDS and stigmatization and cause and impact of drug abuse etc. was organized among the students of class IX for which prizes were given to the winning teams.

Teachers, students, parents and PRI members of Chimpu village attended the programme.

The entire programme was organized by the Population Education Cell of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Itanagar, as a part of its on-going educational activities under the village adoption programme under the guidance and resource support of the NCERT, New Delhi.


Students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The All Sangdo Welfare Society felicitated meritorious students of its society at Seppa on July 5 last.

Mebeng Sangdo (81.8%) and Peta Sangdo (77.6%) from Class XII (Arts), Taje Sangdo of Class XII Science (70.8%), Memak Sangdo of Class XII science (68.5%), Yadu Sangdo of class X (8.2 CGPA) and Abub Sangdo (Judo player) were felicitated.


Compensation sought

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Claiming that one Gollo Nikio was electrocuted on July 8 last while on duty who later died at PHC Palin, the All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) has demanded immediate compensation to the deceased’s family in the form of job replacement to a family member.

In its letter submitted to Kurung Kumey DC while also claiming that two other labourers Charu Baka and Toku Raju were also injured, it further asked for compensation to the injured duo and also investigation of the case.


Meritorious students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Debia Welfare Society (DWS) today felicitated Debia Sarojini, Class-XII (Sc. 76.8%) and Debia Tamin who qualified in NEE-I at a function held at Naharlagun.

Participating in the programme at resource person Tage Ampa Debia, Assistant Professor, Govt. College Kamki advised the students to give top priority on studies to excel in their respective field of activities in life. The parents and elders of the Debia family also attended the programme and congratulated the achievers.


Reconsider transfer order: ATSU


DAPORIJO, Jul 12: All Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU) has strongly objected to the transfer of Er. Lardik Kare, who is also holding the post of Secretary General of Tagin Cultural Society.

ATSU in a release alleged that his transfer from Dumporijo has been instigated by some individuals/group to fulfill vested interests.

Being the Secretary General of TCS, he has a big responsibility towards the society and his transfer will hamper the welfare activities being initiated by the society, ATSU said.

Er. Lardik Kare has contributed immensely to the society during his tenure as Secretary General of TCS and his transfer will bring a complete halt to development initiatives by him, the ATSU release said and appealed to the authority concerned to reconsider his transfer order in the greater interest of the of society as a whole.





In the news report with the headline “AASSATA seeks four month’s pending salary” published in this daily on July 12, the amount was wrongly mentioned as Rs 5 crore in place of Rs 75 crore. Also that SSA Rajya ‘Mission’ was wrongly printed as SSA Rajya ‘Sabha’. The inadvertent errors are regretted.


News Impact

High-level meet reviews highway projects implementation

Expedite the process of land acquisition, forest clearance  for highway projects: CM

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki suggested formation of a committee headed by the Chief Secretary to review and monitor the implementation of highway projects in the state once every month.

Chairing a review meeting of Highway Projects here yesterday, Tuki exhorted all concerned to expedite the process of land acquisition, forest clearance and quarry notification for highway projects. A time line of 30 days was fixed for land acquisition, quarry notification within 45 days and forest clearance of un-awarded projects within August 31, 2014.

The review meeting was attended by PWD Minister Gojen Gadi, RWD Minister Kumar Waii, Parliamentary Secretary (PWD) Alo Libang, the Chief Secretary, Commissioner PWD and other senior officers of the State Government.

Chief Engineers of Highway Zones (PWD) and Chief Engineers from BRO were also present.

Through PowerPoint presentations, the Chief Engineers apprised the Chief Minister and other dignitaries the status of various roads and highway program in the state. Matter concerning modality for expedient land acquisition and forest clearance of highway projects were discussed at length. A coordinated effort of all stake holders was emphasized for smooth and timely implementation of highway projects.

The PCCF had agreed to depute a senior officer of Forest Department to Regional Office, MoEF, Shillong and New Delhi for pursuing such clearance.

On the issue of non-availability of aggregates as raised by the BRO, the Chief Secretary suggested to encourage local entrepreneurs in setting up crusher units in various locations with financial assistance from the State Government.

“All out efforts should be taken to facilitate the award of remaining balance stretches of TAH within the current financial year,” he said. In this connection, the Regional Officer (MoRTH), Itanagar was impressed upon to take expeditious action for approval of the Project DPRs for early tendering.

The importance of road maintenance during construction was raised in the meeting. It was also pointed out that the condition of roads under BOT projects has deteriorated badly. The representative of MoRTH (Regional Officer) was directed to arrange funds for necessary repair. He was also directed to arrange adequate funds under FDR/OR for the state to facilitate road maintenance.

The PWD Minister expressed concern on traffic congestion in the twin capital towns of Itanagar and Naharlagun and suggested to initiate sectoral bye-pass roads connecting Ganga-Ridge road via Rajbhavan to NH 52A, Museum Panchali-Moub-II-Nithi Vihar-Div(IV) to Chandra Nagar and Lekhi Village-Prem Nagar-Kendrya Vidyalaya-Papu Yupia road to Pappu Nallah. Such bye-pass roads can be proposed under CRF as suggested by representatives of MoRTH.

Further, the burning issue of disputed road alignment of Potin-Pangin at Daporijo Township, BameTri Junction and Darka village bye-Pass should be resolved by Regional Officer within this month, decided the meeting.



Todo United lift first Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Trophy

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Todo United lifted the first Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Trophy defeating Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 2-1 in the final at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today. Todo United also avenged the 1-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of the para-military team from Kimin in the opening match.

ITPB shot into lead 30th minutes into the game through striker Pawan Kumar. However, the lead was a short-lived one as Tagio Raja scored the equalizer for TUFC within three minutes receiving a beautiful pass from Pani Raju.

In the second half, both the teams went all out to win the game. As the match seemed to be heading for extra time, Pani Raju struck the winner from 25 yard in the 77th minute.

Member of Legislative Assembly Rajesh Tacho gave away the winners trophy to Todo United along with cash prize of Rs. two lakh. Runners up ITBP was awarded cash prize of Rs. one lakh along with a trophy.

Suresh Singh of ITBP was declared best player of the tournament while Asif Ahmed of Todo United was adjudged as the best goalkeeper. Pani Raju of TUFC became the highest scorer with 12 goals in his kitty.

Tarh Juna of Todo United FC was declared as the best coach.

Each individual award carries a cash prize of Rs.10,000 with trophy.



DDSE takes serious note of absenteeism

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Deputy Director of School Education, Papum Pare and Upper Balijan ZPM jointly inspected various schools of Sangdupota circle today.

The DDSE took serious note of absenteeism by some teachers. He took stock of about implementation of midday meal schemes in those schools by thoroughly checking the records and also inquired about physical position of cook-cum-helper.

The DDSE and ZPM interacted with the school management committees (SMCs) and PRI leaders to gather first-hand information regarding various problems of the schools like shortage of teacher infrastructure and furniture etc.

The DDSE assured the schools to provide furniture with sources available at district level. He suggested the headmasters and teacher in-charges to fully utilize the services of cook-cum-helper and maintain separate register for their engagement. He also suggested the SCM and head of institutions to ensure proper utilization of drinking water and sanitation facilities provided by PHED and SSA.

The ZPM has shown his dissatisfaction over poor infrastructure in many schools, especially at Govt. Sec. School, Jote and Govt. Upper Primary School, Basarnallo and urged the department to provide fund for renovation of the old buildings as well as construction of new school building for secondary section and teachers’ quarter in every school of Sangdupota circle. DIPRO



Hapless BSNL victim of natural calamities and miscreants

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: BSNL has blamed natural calamities and “miscreants” for its bad services in the capital region and elsewhere. While thousands of meters of the cables have been stolen by individuals, government departments are also not far behind.

BSNL squarely put the blame on PWD, Highways, Urban Development Department, PHE for destruction of underground cables, termination cabinets and overhead lines.

Main transmission media connecting the state with other places is also being affected every fortnight due to natural calamities and because of miscreants, BSNL said.

In first few days of July alone more than 1500 meters of overhead cables have been stolen between the main pillar and Niti Vihar affecting more than 35 customers.

BSNL further informed that the team constructing Secretariat Gate has managed to vanish 400 lines Cabinet supplying connections to ESS Sector.  It was the same cabinet from where BSNL was planning to give Telephone and Broadband connections to new state secretariat.

BSNL further said that there has been no compensation from state government so far, nor complaining to Police station has yielded any fruitful result. The BSNL while asking for some time for restoration work, appealed to the customers to be more vigilant and look out for probable thieves.

BSNL stated that it is running out of restoration materials. We had enough in our stock but since July 2012 we are continuously consuming all the restoration materials while restoring our underground cables, termination cabinets and overhead lines damaged by government departments, it said.

Revenue earning sources through underground Cables are also reduced to minus, BSNL said while adding that  BSNL has been literally in pathetic condition since last few years in Capital Complex.



MWS, ASF demand arrest of attackers

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Expressing deep shock and anguish over the violent attack on student leader Unti Umbrey, the Mishmi Welfare Society (MWS), Itanagar appealed to the authority concerned to nab the culprits and extend exemplary punishment to them as per law. Former president of All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) Unti Umbrey in his FIR had said that upto 20 people barged into his rented apartment at 12.30 AM on July 11 and attacked him with a dao and also beat up two of his friends while another one was locked up.

Citing the FIR lodged with Itanagar Police Station in this regard, the Society expressed dissatisfaction saying that the culprits named in the FIR have not been arrested so far.

The MWS also appealed all concerned to refrain from making any inflammatory remarks on various media regarding this case which may harm the social harmony.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Students’ Federation (ASF) has demanded the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner to arrest all the culprits involved in brutal assault on student leader Unti Umbrey and two others. In its letter to the Deputy Commissioner, ASF informed that Unti has sustained grievous cut injury on his back side, forehead and leg and he was admitted at RK Mission Hospital in a critical condition. The attackers also ransacked the rented house of Unti and reportedly damaged laptop, TV and furniture, it added.

On the other hand, Ibom Riram and Tagori Mize, vice president (Pro) of ASF, were assaulted physically by the culprits without any reason, the letter said.  

While condemning the incident in its strongest term, ASF demanded the DC to bring all the culprits to book immediately and award them capital punishment for their barbaric act. (Name of Tagori Mize was wrongly printed as Agori Mize in  yesterday’s issue of this daily. The mistake is regretted)



Moyong pays unannounced visit to Pasighat GH

PASIGHAT, Jul 12: The 38-Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong along with Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk and Dy. Chief Councillor Atik Pertin of PMC today paid surprise visit to the Pasighat General Hospital and took stock of the functioning of the health institution. They were given warm reception by the DDHS Dr. N. Ninu, Medical Superintendent Dr. Y R Darang and the doctors and staffs of the hospital on arrival.

Moyong went round each section of the hospital and interacted with the doctors and patients to get first hand information about the availability of drugs and other medical facilities being provided to the patients in the hospital. The MLA while appreciating the hospital authority for maintaining hygienic condition said “The entire world is battling with varied environmental challenges, topical among them is environmental sanitation and health. It is high time to shun malaria, cholera, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid and other dreaded diseases completely, by paying maximum attention to the protection of the environment, by making it clean, beautiful and safe for life”. Supporting staffs should be punctual, sincere, dedicated and diligent in practices and pay special attention for the care of the patients. The MLA visited different wards of the hospital and enquired about the health of patients and asked about the facilities being provided to them. He underscored the need for providing hassle free treatment facilities to the patients, stressed upon the administrative officers to bring complete accountability in the working of each section of the hospital, said Moyong during interactions.

Later the MLA received the appraisal about the several programs and policies initiated for up-gradation of health care facilities in the hospital at a meeting. He asked the authorities for bringing in more reforms in the hospital to infuse efficiency, transparency and above all a qualitative change in the patient care providing quality, affordable health care to all sections of the society. He further instructed to prepare a detail report of the requirements so that essential issues could be raised in the coming assembly session.

The Chief Councillor assured to provide two mobile dustbins within a week and informed that “Users’ Fee” for parking inside the hospital would be introduced soon while his deputy Atik Pertin informed that garbage and bio-chemical disposes would be cleaned and disposed-off by the PMC on raising charges.

The DDHS and MS said there was an urgent need to post more doctors, nurses, attendants and sanitary staffs etc at the hospital. So many major units like ICU, dialysis are lying nonfunctional due to want of experts and assistants. Low voltage and electrical wirings needs to be improved. DIPRO



Resentment over pathetic power supply in East Siang

PPWC threatens to observe August 15 as Black day

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Irritated over the frequent load shedding, low voltage and  no electricity, the people of Pasighat irrespective of their status and affiliation came together under the umbrella of Pasighat Peoples' Welfare Committee (PPWC) and held an open discussion at Pasighat today.

The house expressed their anguish over the poor electricity scenario in spite of repeated assurance by the Government.

All the present gave emphasis on the immediate restoration of the 132 KV Tower Line from Aalo to Pasighat which was assured by the present Chief Minister and former Minister of Power on many occasion.

Some speakers also informed that restoration of Sille and Yembung Hydel projects was to be completed many months back as tender process was over but till today no constructive activities has been observed on both this projects. The house demanded immediate and early restoration of both the projects and immediate restoration of Rina Hydel projects on priority basis. M/s APE Power Pvt. Ltd Kolkata  was awarded works for Yembung hydel while M/s Swamina International Kolkata was entrusted the work of Sille hydel project.

Meanwhile, the house took up  all the above mentioned demands with the local MLA Kaling Moyong to liaise with all other MLA's of the district to place these genuine demands in the floor of the Assembly House which begins from July 25.

The house also resolved that a white paper on all above-mentioned projects should also be taken out for the public regarding the step motherly attitudes of the present Govt. towards the district.

The PPWC threatened that, if no positive response is received from the Govt, it would have no other option but to start their protest movement which includes 12 hour East Siang Bandh on August 4, 24 hours East Siang bandh on August 11, and observation of Black Day on Augusr 15 in whole of East Siang District.

The meeting was attended by the local MLA Kaling Moyong, ZP Chairperson Kaling Dai, Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk, all ZPM's and Municipal Councillors of Pasighat, all Panchayats bodies, members of various students union of the district, Senior Citizens, Govt Officers/ Officials and official of Power and Hydro power Departments.



ABKYW  resolves to promote, protect and preserve rich cultural heritage

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: A general executive body meeting of Adi Baane Kebang Youth Wing (ABKYW) was held at at Itanagar today.

While delivery the presidential speech ABKYW President Aling Pinggam said that the youth wing has decided to organize MISS ADI 2014  contest with an objective to provide a platform to the young girls to showcase their talents as well as to encourage and prepare them to participate in state and regional level beauty contests and informed that 40 percent of the total tickets sale would go to the fund of orphanage for poor and needy people.

Pinggam highlighted the aims and objectives of the ABK Youth Wing. He said that ABK Youth Wing is to assist the ABK Apex Body to promote, protect and preserve the rich cultural heritage, sacred traditions, and ideal social customs of Adi society. As per the byelaws and constitution, ABK Youth Wing is to secure good educational opportunities, channelize the energy of youth in sports, arts, literacy and vocational activities, career counseling for school, college and university going students etc.

Apart from this the ABKYW also working for empowering young people by building their capacity to achieve greater independence, overcoming constraints to their participation and providing them with opportunities to make decisions that affect their lives and well being. He also said that Adi Youths should join in this society for the upliftment of the community as a whole. He urged the every Adi members to discourage immoral and unlawful activities and warned that if anyone found indulge in such activities would be death with as per the democratic Adi customary laws by ABK Youth Wing.

Earlier, ABKYW, General Secretary  Toi Modi informed that this year’s beauty pageant with the theme “Beauty with Brain” aims at providing a platform to  young female enthusiasts to showcase their talents in the field of fashion besides showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Adi and creating better understanding among people of the state.

Tapir Tapen Secretary ABKYW, Chum Darang Secretary IPR East Siang, ABKYW, Vijay Tayeng Secretary Organisation East Siang ABKYW and Kaling Jamoh Assistant General Secretary ABKYW also spoke on the meeting.



AAPSA general conference held

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The 10th General Conference of All Arunachal Private Schools’ Association (AAPSA) was held at Holy Cross School today here.  

Speaking at the inaugural function Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Bamang Felix lauded the activities of AAPSA and called it “the best organization of educational institutions”, where always something positive is discussed.  

“As keeping a busy schedule is good for everyone, AAPSA, true to its spirit, be busy with the service of education”, said Felix.  Citing an example from his student life in which a teacher greatly helped him to be a better person, Felix exhorted the teaching community “to educate a great number of good human beings”.  

The Parliamentary Secretary also accepted the proposal of AAPSA to include teachers of private schools also in the State Excellence Awards and assured to raise the request in the coordination meeting of the Department of Education with the Chief Minister.

Felix also called upon AAPSA to spread its activities into the remote and far flung areas of the State.

The inaugural function which began with lighting of the lamp by Felix and AAPSA office bearers and teacher representative included lively dances and songs by Holy Cross and Eleazar English Schools and a band display by Holy Cross School Band.  Sr. Annie, Principal, Holy Cross School called upon AAPSA to work ever harder to achieve its mission which is proper and value-based education.  

Henry David, Principal, Royal International School, presented the AAPSA report briefly mentioning its beginnings and going on to the activities taken up in the previous scholastic year.  Shijoi Kurian, Principal, JNK Public School also spoke on the occasion and thanked the Parliamentary Secretary for honoring AAPSA by attending many important events of AAPSA.

Childline Team Members spoke on Chidline services and distributed pamphlets.

Former AAPSA president Fr. Philip presided over the business session which decided upon organizing programmes such as Mental Health and Adolescent Education and Study Skills by Aurangabad-based HR Consultants, Leadership Training and other motivational training programmes for students.  It also decided to hold a two-day Life Skills Training of Trainers for teachers and a three-days training for Principals on Instructional Leadership. The always popular AAPSA Talent Search was scheduled for October 23 to 26 at Francis de Sales School, Karsingsa.

The session came to a conclusion by exhortation by Fr. Philip in which he called upon all private schools to come together and move forward with its aim: “Mission To Educate”!



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