ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The All Arunachal Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Assistant Teachers
Association (AAPSAATA) sought the Minister Education to release three months pending
salary of SSA Teachers within July 2015. The SSA teachers association exhorted that
due to non-disbursement of salary, the teaching community is facing untold woes as
the new academic session has begun already, said a release.
Appeal for job regularisation
ITANAGAR, July 06: All Arunachal Pradesh Computer cum-Account Assistant Association
(AAPCCAAA) under RGPSA scheme has appealed to the state Govt to take steps for continuation
and regularisation of services of computer cum account assistants, TA/JE staff and
increment of their salaries at the earliest. Despite the Central Government had
already de-linked the RGPSA scheme, a total number of 786 staff are working with
sincerity and dedication in remote areas of the state with meager salaries, the Association
said. The Association further said that the staff are wholly depending on their job
for running the family. Moreover, age factor also does not qualify them to search
for any other job, the Association added.
People say no to handing over of NH to PWD
ROING, Jul 06: The people of Dambuk sub-division are enraged over the handing over
of the construction of NH52, a 63 kms long road from Bomjir to Pasighat, from the
BRO to PWD.
The OC BRO (Raneghat) confirmed that the notification had come from the Ministry
of Road Transport and Highway informing about the same.
HGB of Dambuk Circle, Maktel Pertin said that the people of the area strongly oppose
this decision of the Government. "We know very well about the difference in the
quality of work of the BRO and the PWD. Handing over the road construction to PWD
means there will be no quality in the work, if at all done. If this decision of the
Government is not recalled, the public of our Dambuk sub-division will have to choose
the path of democratic movements in order to show our outrage and for our voices
to be heard", said Pertin.
Strengthening cultural education in schools
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: A three day seminar on the "strengthening of Cultural education
in School" was held at Udaipur Rajasthan from July 4th to 6th July 2015.
The programme was conducted by CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training,
New Delhi), the premier institute for promotion of culture in the school under the
aegis of Ministry of Human Resources.
CCRT nodal officer Likha Tejji Under Secretary Education and DDSE Yupia T T Tara
attended the seminar at Udaipur.
If early intervention is not made, the tribal culture shall very soon loss its tradition
and culture. Our progeny shall not be able to upkeep its custom and tradition due
to the onslaught of modernity as tribal of Arunachal lack the script, institution
and demography to resist the onslaught unless proper precaution is taken to sustain
and preserve the fragile tribal culture, stated a press statement CCRT nodal officer
ATA seeks relaxation of loan limits
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Arunachal Teachers’ Association’s Central Executive Committee members
submitted a representation for reconsideration of decision on personal loan limit
for teachers from 12 times of gross salary to 18/24 times. On July 3rd, ATA CEC called
on the Regional Manager, State Bank of India, Itanagar for immediate alteration of
decision within the month of July 2015 failing which the ATA shall be compelled to
review the earlier ultimatum served to the SBI authority by launching democratic
movement against the bank.
ATA had submitted a memorandum on 17th September 2013 to this effect.
Rajnath to chair NE CMs meeting on July 11 in Ghy
New Delhi, Jul 06: The Centre has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Northeastern
states at Guwahati to discuss various issues, including strategy to deal with insurgents
based in Myanmar.
The meeting to be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Guwahati on July
11, will take stock of the security situation in the region and how to deal with
emerging threats like increasing violence perpetrated by Northeast militants based
in Myanmar, sources said.
This comes a month after Indian Army conducted a surgical strike on the camps of
NSCN-K and other militant groups inside the territory of the neighbouring country
after insurgents killed 18 Army soldiers in an ambush in Manipur.
Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram
and Tripura will take part in the meeting.
Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh, Minister of
State for Home Kiren Rijiju will also participate in the meeting.
Ongoing infrastructure projects of roads, bridges, railways will also come up for
review in the meeting which is expected to stress on time-bound completion of all
development works. PTI
Bus service between Kamba and Aalo introduced
KAMBA, Jul 06: Daily state transport service from Kamba to Aalo was flagged off by
local MLA Nyamar Karbak on July 4 last at Kamba, West Siang district.
Karbak urged the general public and students of Donyi Polo Government College Kamki
to make good use of the bus and keep it clean. He informed that bus service from
Kamba to Itanagar will also be introduced very soon.
Kamba being one of the most populated circle under 27th Liromoba constituency had
been facing lots of problem in absence of daily bus service to district headquarter
Aalo specially for the students of Donyi-Polo Government College Kamki.
APST superintendent Aalo Tuter Nima informed that people have to pay a mere amount
of Rs 35 compared to Rs 70 charged by private transporters from Kamba to Aalo.
DC, SP take part in cleanliness drive at Tezu
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The Tezu Bazaar Mandir Complex was cleaned yesterday under Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) wherein MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai. Deputy Commissioner
Nyabin Ete, Superintendent of Police Ved Prakash Surya also took part.
Dr. Chai, who stressed on maintaining high degree of health and hygiene practices,
called upon people of Lohit district to keep their surrounding neat and clean. He
also appealed to all to organise cleanliness programme in the entire district and
make the mission a success.
The DC emphasised on putting restrictions on use of plastic bags in Tezu Township.
Four pairs of gumboots, raincoats and spades were handed over to four labourers of
DUDA, Tezu and 150 T-Shirts distributed to youth volunteers of Swachhta Abhiyan in
Government officers and officials, bazaar committee members, youth volunteers and
public joined the cleanliness drive. DIPRO
Awareness programme on ornamental fish
Roing, Jul 06: A one day awareness programme on ornamental fish for the local farmers
was organised by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), in collaboration with Marine Products
Export Development Authority (MPEDA) Guwahati, here at the KVK office in Balek on
July 3. Around 30 villagers attended the programme that threw light on a new approach
for sustenance, especially of SHGs and fishermen of rural tribal area.
PC KVK Dr.T.J. Ramesha gave detailed information about the subject, stressing upon
it as an employment generation medium. He also spoke about the different modules
for breeding and culture of the coveted species, and also about marketing channels
for the produce.
While informing about the success of SHGs in Karnataka, Dr. Ramesha encouraged the
local SHGs to try ornamental fish rearing for income generation.
Assistant Director MPEDA V.V. Raju, who participated in the programme as a resource
person, highlighted the activities and various schemes of the organisation, while
DFDO D. Davi called upon the participants to change the attitude for active involvement
in the enterprises to have sustainable income and livelihood support. Davi also offered
to extend his support for interested entrepreneurs in implementation and development
of ornamental fish production in the district.
AYC meet cum interaction prog
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: A meeting of 13th Itanagar Assembly Youth Congress Committee (AYCC)
and interaction programme of the newly appointed AYCC and Booth Level Committee members
were conducted at Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress Office, Naharlagun today.
Parliamentary Secretary and local MLA Techi Kaso, MLA and APYC President Nyamar Karbak,
MLA cum APEDA Chairman Dikto Yekar, APYC Vice President Shillay Sonam, and APYC Spokesperson
Niglar Veo, attended the programme.
In his speech, Kaso exhorted party youths to shoulder their responsibility and work
for further strengthening the party organisation.
Karbak highlighted on various flagship programmes of the Chief Minister, like CMUHI
and their benefits.
Hundreds of youths from the city attended the programme.
DC visits AW centres to take of functioning
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba along with CDPO Ringu
Kama and other field staff visited various Anganwadi centres under Koloriang ICDS
Project yesterday and took stock of the implementation of ICDS/SNP and NSAP programmes
at grassroots level.
The Deputy Commissioner visited Anganwadi centres at Bridge Point, Yapak-I, Yapak-ll
and Ampongne and enquired about the functioning of those Anganwadi centres, pre-school
education for children of age between 3-6 Years, feeding of SNP items, beneficiaries
under NSAP and need of educational qualification of Anganwadi workers and helpers
The DC suggested all AWW and Helpers to work with dedication for the betterment of
villagers instead of performing duty for sake of duty. She also cautioned that any
negligence in duty by the workers and helpers would be viewed seriously.
The CDPO highlighted about the various problems faced by workers and helper while
conducting AW centres. DIPRO
Adapt to changes: Tirap DC
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Tirap Deputy Commissioner while addressing the inaugural function
of five days in-service teachers training w.e.f. 6th July at Khonsa, asked all the
teachers coming from various Govt. Schools to adapt to changing pattern of imparting
Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi said that stern action would be initiated against
absentee teachers and urged them to be regular in their duty. He further asked the
teachers to stay away from vices like opium and alcohol.
The Deputy Commissioner while emphasising the importance of teacher's training said
that a series of trainings have been conducted to update the teachers. Earlier, the
DDSE, Khonsa Pubi Lombi highlighted the importance of imparting training to teachers
adding that negligence of duty would not be tolerated at any cost.
Altogether 100 teachers from across the district will attend the five days teachers
training. The resource persons from DIET are A.K. Yadav, U.P. Singh and A.N. Shah.
Arunachal artist in cultural expert committee
RUKSIN, July 06: Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, by an order dated May 18 this
year has inducted Delong Padung as member in the 110-member national level ‘Expert
Committee’ for assessment and awarding fellowship to outstanding persons in the field
of Art & Culture.
Padung, who is a native of Rayang village in East Siang district, has so far won
a bagful of awards in the field of art and culture. His outstanding multilingual
singing talent has earned him accolades from cultural enthusiasts and researchers
of the country. The folk songs composed by Padung depict many mythological aspects
of tribal folklores associated with social evolution and civilization.
IHRA complains against unrecognised schools
ITANAGAR, Jul 6: The International Human Rights’ Association (IHRA) East Kameng unit
has complained against 14 unrecognised private schools of East Kameng district.
In its letter to the Director of Elementary Education, it claimed that the schools,
despite of running for so many years, is yet to be recognised.
Organisation seeks posting of doctors
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The Banderdewa Circle Youth Organisation has sought immediate posting
of two medicine doctors and an ambulance at PHC, PTC Banderdewa. It wrote a letter
to the Director of Health Services in this regard.
Due to the disruption at NH52A Karsingsa, patients of Banderdewa and Karsingsa are
having a hard time seeking health care facilities due to lack of doctors at PHC PTC
Banderdewa, its letter reads.
---- Editorial ----
Clean up the mess
The Vyapam scam has further got murkier after the death of a woman trainee sub-inspector
in Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh. Anamika Sikarwar was selected as a sub-inspector
in an exam conducted by Vyapam. Her death comes just few days after the mysterious
death of TV journalist Akshay Singh who died while carrying out investigative reporting
about death of many people related to this scam. The Vyapam scam has tainted the
image of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan and opposition parties are
demanding for his resignation.
Congress, which has sought a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe, stepped up its attack
on Chouhan, demanding that he be sacked to allow an impartial investigation and said
that he cannot escape responsibility for the "45 deaths". Congress along with other
opposition parties are demanding CBI enquiry into the scam and are also seeking
investigation into the death of many people related to this scam. India has been
rocked by many scams in the past but never such kind of deaths related to a particular
scam has ever been witnessed. Government of India should intervene and immediately
order CBI probe. Prime Minister Narendra Modi always talks tough against corruption.
It's time to translate his words into action. He should clean up his own house before
---- Readers Forum ----
Was it for real?
A couple of weeks back me and my friend went to a park in Naharlagun and sat under
a huge strong tree.
We talked with each other when all of a sudden a pensive voice came from behind us
“bhaiya Bis rupia do nah”.
I was wondering where the voice came from. Then I looked back and saw a small boy
standing behind the tree with full of dirt on his face.
I remember he wore a yellow polo t-shirt and a navy blue half pants full of dirt.
It seemed that he hadn’t changed that dress for long.
In Arunachal, we don’t see anyone begging for something so it struck me instantly
that I should not be encouraging him to beg. My instinct was somewhat not letting
me do that so I went to offer a packet of biscuit. But to my surprise the boy didn’t
take it and ran and disappeared.
A day back I went to Naharlagun to drop my friend but it started to rain heavily.
As we both were on two wheeler, we were forced to wait near the market and we waited
there for the rain to stop. As we started talking with each other, we heard someone
say ”Bhaiya, bis rupia do nah”. I was astonished to find the same boy from the Park,
wearing the same clothes, drenched in rainwater. This time as I was about to take
a 20 rupee note from my wallet, the boy ran away and disappeared.
I still wonder why the boy had to ask for twenty rupees and of all the people run
into me again when there are thousands of people. I wonder whether it was a mere
coincidence. Was he for real?
Longpo Cheda, NERIST
Citizens and corruption
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like convey my concern to every
Arunachalee on corruption in the state. In a democracy like ours, citizen has ultimate
power as it has the capacity to make and change govt.
It is they who decide their own course of polity. In such a scenario, why we should
always blame the govt for any form of shortcoming viz developmental activities or
maladministration since, we are equally responsible.
What I heard since my school days was that corruption is a chain reaction as it infects
every system in the society and every sphere of socio-political as well as economic
life. But I learned this theory practically in my state. In order to win election
politicians spend crores which they try to regain with profit margin after winning
election. Citizen becomes so competitive that in order to earn bigger and get work
done faster involves in every unfair means.
Most happening trend in Arunachal is constitutional tool to control and curb the
corruption called RTI, which has been converted into earning business. May be I
am ill-informed but till today I have never witnessed RTI being used for positive
purpose or to serve the society.
And there was a recent incident of politicising the state financial crisis. Elected
BJP legislators instead of putting their endeavours with govt to bailout the state
from financial crisis and requesting the central govt to maintain special category
status for Arunachal Pradesh had gone to centre to complain against the state government.
So, I appeal every learned citizen to suggest and help the govt to overcome this
crisis as every citizen is equally responsible.
A blatant challenge
This is with due reference to the news article published on 30th June 2015 in connection
with the recent illegal and unilateral establishment of a Forest Protection Camp
( FPC ) inside the territory of Arunachal Pradesh at Radhaso under Taraso Circle
of Papum Pare District by the Government officials of Assam.
On being reported of the illegal land encroachment and construction of structures
at Radhaso on 28th june 2015, a team of top-ranking officials comprising of the Deputy
Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Papum Pare District, Extra Assistant Commissioner
of Balijan Circle, Circle officer of Taraso Circle, Officer-in-Charge of Police Station
of Baiijan and accompanied by Police personnel were on its way to Radhaso when they
were abruptly intercepted by the Officer-in- Charge of Borgang Police Station, Sonitpur
When queried, the Officer-in-Charge told the visiting team of top-officials that
he was discharging his duties at the behest of the Superintendent of Police Sonitpur
District and Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Gohpur. In desperation, the said team
took and alternate road to reach Radhaso.
To their utter dismay and disappointment, one of the Hume Pipe Culvert was already
sabotaged. Defying all odds, the team anyhow reached Radhaso. Alas!
Illegal construction and erection of structures for barrack and bunkers were personally
supervised by the Divisional Forest Officer with the support of Assam Police, Assam
Reserved Battalion, Para-military Forces, labourers, construction accessories, machines
I am bewildered and its beyond my perception that how a state of India can undermine
and breach so coldly and blatantly, the notification issued by the Honourable Supreme
Court of India to maintain status quo by both the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
regarding the Taraso border row till further notification. Where the onus does lie?
Many organizations, unions and civil societies are pouring in showing their solidarity
to the denizens of Taraso and condemnation of the act by the Assam counterpart which
is really appreciative and instantaneous gesture of brotherhood.
The much hyped Chopper services for Taraso have been prioritized and the link road
from Balijan to Taraso is taken in to consideration for smooth transportation of
both men and goods.
Is this the permanent solution of the aged-old inter-state boundary row? How long
assurances after assurances for amicable solution of boundary dispute be given? And
our so called the elected leaders and the PRI leaders concern do nothing but deliver
provocative speeches at retreat to slumber waiting for escalation of situation. May
I have the privilege to ask one direct question; will the erring officials and Government
of Assam be reattributed for the violation of the order of the Supreme Court of India?
There is off course sneaking suspicion that the Behali-like episode of killings innocent
people by unscrupulous and self vested interest groups may be triggered at any time.
Let’s wake from our deep slumber. It is now or never! Give peace a chance.
Balijan Circle Youth Association
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Garbage leads to water logging in Roing
[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Jul 06: Roing town has been facing water logging problem since past few years
now. Many parts of the town, including few government quarters get submerged in water
during rainy days, sometimes even after a day of heavy showers.
UPO DUDA Tao Tadap informed that the garbage which was notoriously blocking the drainage
system, causing the excess rain water to flow into the streets, has been removed
by the department. "We have been successful in removing the garbage that was blocking
the drainage system. However, the silt deposited at the bottom of these drains is
causing a lot of problem and its removal is posing difficulties", said Tao.
Construction of the highway by the BRTF is also another reason for causing this water
logging problem in the town. Drains have been demolished for the purpose letting
the excess rain water to find its way into the main road, and no progress can be
seen regarding the reconstruction of the drainage system, as well as the road. Both,
pedestrians and vehicles have a difficult time plying through the unhygienic water
flowing all over the town's busiest streets, which too, is not in a very good shape.
Meanwhile, no work for correcting this problem can be seen, either from the BRTF
or from the District Administration.
Gas leakage at Kharsang
CHANGLANG, Jul 06: All precautionary measures have been put in place by the Crisis
Management Teams to prevent any kind of possible untoward incident from the leaking
natural gas well in Kharsang Oil Field.
Necessary equipments are being mobilised by the Crisis Management Team as per plan
to control the leaking well.
Though inflammable, the leaking natural gas is neither toxic nor poisonous, it was
The situation is being monitored round-the-clock and security forces are deployed
at the site until the leakage is plugged or brought under control.
Regular feedback is also being collected from the GeoEnpro officials regarding the
A meeting was also convened with the village elders (Gaon-Burahs) of nearby villages
and information has been shared regarding the preventive and precautionary measures
being taken by the crisis management teams of ONGC, OIL, IOCL and GeoEnpro. DIPRO
80th Birth anniversary of HH Dalai Lama celebrated
TAWANG, Jul 06: The 80th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama was
celebrated with much fun-fare and festivity at Urgelling Gompa.
It was on this day in 1935, he was born to a farming family in Taktser, Tibet. The
celebrations started with long life prayers for the living Boddhisatva of Compassion.
The other highlights of the day long celebrations were speech on his life history
by high ranking monks and dignitaries. Besides these, the day also saw colourful
cultural programmes by children from various schools, Snow Lion Cultural Troupe and
Further, a 3 Volume CD on the life history of the HH compiled by Geshe Thupten Khedup
was released by Ven Guru Rimpoche, Ven Rikya Rimpoche, Abhishek Dev, DC and Jambey
Tsering, ZPC. Around 3000 people from all walks of life thronged the venue. The venue
of the event was most apt as the VIth incarnation of Dalai Lama lineage; Gyalwa Tsangyang
Gyatso took birth here at Urgelling in Tawang in 1682. DIPRO
At Itanagar, the Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) today celebrated the 80th
birthday of His Holiness Dalai Lama with great enthusiasm and joy at the Thupten-Ga
The major event of the day was the inauguration of the free medical camp for 10 days
from today by the Men-Tse Khang, Itanagar. After inaugurating the medical camp, P
N Thungon, SPD National Health Mission, said that NHM will extend all possible help
towards spreading the message of the herbal treatments and medicines. Dorjee Wangdi
thungon; General Secretary IBCS later announced that the whole week will be observed
as the IBCS Week every year here after. A film on the life of His Holiness was also
screened for the gathering in the Siddhartha Hall.
APC rues policy violation,
Seeks early release of pending Advt. bills
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The Arunachal Press Club (APC), on behalf of the press fraternity
of the state, in a memorandum, has drawn the attention of the Chief Minister, who
holds the charge of IPR department, about the contradictory step of the IPR department
relating to its Information and Publicity policy.
The GoAP departments as per the policy routed all advertisements through the IPR
department, which also provisioned timely payment with funds to be allocated to IPR
department specifically for the purpose. But shockingly the policy is blatantly violated
regarding payment though the APC has been drawing the attention the GoAP since 2004
and the local media suffers from prolonged and huge outstanding payments. The present
total outstanding bills stood at over Rs. 4 Crores which justified the fear of the
However, the APC over a year ago had also drawn the GoAP regarding the same matter
and sought directive for strict implementation of the policy in letter and spirit
by evolving a mechanism to regulate advertisements, increase ad tariff after the
GoI’s Audio Visual Publicity Department in November 2013 for the print media hiked
the rate followed by Assam Govt which had hiked the rate for newspaper by 60% w.e.f.
01.01.14. Moreover, when the attention of former chief minister, Late Dorjee Khandu
was drawn, he had released huge outstanding payments through the IPR department.
Thus, the memorandum signed by APC president Chopa Cheda, sought immediate intervention
and support for the local newspapers to function and serve the state and its people
in an effective manner.
Meanwhile, the APC president also met IPR & Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay, who
assured positive action.
Traffic advisory for Naharlagun
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The Capital Police has issued traffic advisory in connection with
the ensuing session of Legislative Assembly at Naharlagun from 7th July to 21st July
NH 52 will be closed from General Hospital till Takar Complex tri-junction. Vehicles
coming from Itanagar side will have to take compulsory left at State Hospital Nahalagun
tri-junction and join back NH52 at helipad tri-junction.
Vehicles coming from Nirjuli side will have to take compulsory left opposite to RG
Stadium, Nlg and join back NH52 at G-Ext tri-junction.
Diversions will be in place from 8AM till the Assembly is in Session, said Seju P.
Kuruvilla, IPS, S.P. Capital, Itanagar.
Digital India Prog. to transform India into digitally empowered nation
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The ‘Digital India Week’ celebration in the state concluded with
launching of a series of e-services by Science & Technology, Civil Aviation etc.
Minister Thanwang Wangham at Banquet Hall here today.
Though the physical progress of the State and its people has been quite slow and
80 percent of the state’s population are still living in rural areas without access
to Information Technology, the Digital India Programme aims to bridge the gap between
the government and the people living at the last border, said Wangham while addressing
the concluding day programme of the week-long celebration today.
Digital India envisages transforming India into a digitally empowered society and
knowledge economy thereby making every Indian well informed and connected with the
government activities, he said. The programme intends to ensure that the government
services are made available to every citizen electronically which would reduce paperwork
and rush in the government offices.
The initiative also includes plan to connect rural areas with high speed internet
“Our State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has a plan
to bring scientific tempo in the working of the state machinery for effective administration
of development activities”, he said, adding that digitization of land records, public
distribution system, population census, employment exchange, economic household survey
records and ILP system are the agendas of our Govt.
The state Govt. also intends to provide-e-Governance coverage to all departments,
Trade and Commerce department and all other departments for speedy development of
the state, the minister said.
“Further, we want to encourage the agriculture marketing with the help of internet
facilities in all blocks for the farmers to know the current market rate of their
products in different part of the country, and enable them to get the actual value
of their products without the use of middlemen”, he added.
Wangham hoped the Digital India Programme will enable people to access all records
and data on a finger tips.
“I hope Digital India programme will enable easy update of all government records
and statistics”, he added.
Earlier Wangham launched three IT projects--Mobile Governance, Online Inner Line
Permit (ILP) and Online Small Savings System-being implemented by the Department.
The Minister also awarded commendation certificates to four village level entrepreneurs
for effectively using Common Service Centre projects- a web based enable e-Governance
services in rural areas, including application forms, certificate, and utility payments
such as electricity, telephone and water bills and etc by the Minister Science &
Later, he distributed prizes to the winners of inter-school quiz and painting competition.
Gaken Ete, Secretary Information Technology, in his address explained the importance
of Digital India Programme and its impact in our day to day lives. The Vision of
Digital India is centered on 3 key areas; Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to
Every Citizen, Governance & services on Demand, Digital Empowerment of Citizens,
Earlier, Neelam Yapin Tana, Director Information Technology & Communication hoped
the programme will usher in a new era of development and transform the country into
a digitally empowered nation.
Joytish Roy, State Informatics Officer, Arunachal Pradesh, also spoke on the importance
of the Digital India.
A large numbers of officers from various state departments, IT department officials,
NIC officials, NIELIET officials, students participated in the concluding day of
Reports of Digital India Week celebration are also pouring in from various district
At Yupia, a programme was organised at the DCs conference hall today by the DIW committee.
Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye advised the NIC to work as per the GOI instructions
to achieve the aim of Digital India programme.
DTO (Transport) Techi Tukap highlighted on the ‘Vahan’ software temporarily running
in his office. He appreciated NIC service and suggested on improving the net connectivity
by consulting with the IT department.
The working system of ILP software running in Yupia and Gumto Railway station and
how it is benefiting the common citizens and preventing leakage of government revenue
were also briefed in the meeting.
Earlier DIO, Yupia H.J. Bharali gave a presentation on Digital Locker service while
FMS (NIC), Yupia Deepak Bhardwaj gave a presentation on e-Waste management, Tako
Rhiniam (e-DPM) on Jeevan Pramaan service for pensioners.
At BOMDILA, an awareness programme was conducted for officers and staff of various
departments of the district as part of the DIW by PK Thungon, DIO cum Member Secretary
Tungge Loya, EAC (Judicial) advised all the participants to sincerely attend the
programme so that they get the first hand knowledge of the Digital India, as all
have a role to play.
DIO gave a detailed presentation covering topics as to how Digital India aims to
prepare the country for a knowledge future and Technology Umbrella programme, which
aims to cover many departments and bring together large numbers of ideas and thoughts
into a single comprehensive vision.
He also detailed on the various e-governance projects in the state including e-Kranti
under which Jan Suvidha, Entrance exam management system for higher and technical
education, GPF computerization, e-Office, e-Samaj etc.
He said that Digital India will not only make office paper free but also hurdle free
for getting various certificates of the Netizens.
Programme was attended by 70 participants, of which many raised doubts, which were
clarified by the DIO making it a successful event.
An essay competition was also organised in various schools of the district.
At Tezu, Lohit Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete while attending the valedictory function
of the DIW celebration in his conference hall today said that the one of the main
objectives of the Digital India Week is to ensure that every one of us should be
computer and internet literate.
The Standardized District Web Portal was also launched by the Deputy Commissioner
during the programme. The function was also graced by SP Ved Prakash Surya, HoDs,
Officers, PRI members, Gaon Burahs, students and NGOs.
The dream of Digital India to empower India and its citizens will be incomplete unless
we are computer literates, he said. The DC talking about the importance and significance
of Digital India suggested many measures. He asked every department to hold one email
account for easier and faster office communication and information.
Digitization of service books enabling accessibility to one’s service book online
was one of the measures he suggested.
SP VP Surya spoke on the relevance of Information Technology. He said that gone are
the days where simply writing your names or a simple signature were counted as literates.
June Kadu DIO spoke elaborately on various aspects of Digital India Week with power
One of the major highlight of the programme was felicitation of Solai Ngadong, a
Gaon Burah by the District Administration. He was felicitated by the Deputy Commissioner
Nyabin Ete for his special contribution to the Mishmi Society on the occasion. Solai
is popularly known in Tezu as the most technologically updated and internet literate
Gaon Burah in Arunachal Pradesh who frequently visits National Informatics Centre,
Tezu for internet based knowledge and use.
Dree festival celebrated across Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Dree festival was celebrated at several places of the state yesterday.
At Pasighat, addressing the festive revelers on the occasion, MP Ninong Ering appreciated
the Apatanis for their endeavour to preserve their culture and tradition. Most of
the tribal festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are agriculture and nature based which
bring unity in the society, he added.
The religion and culture should not be mixed up and all should celebrate such festivals
unitedly, the MP said while adding that Apatanis are trendsetters in many fields
especially in education. The MP lauded the dedication and hard working nature of
Apatanis especially the women folk. Pasighat the oldest town of the state is considered
to be a mini India where people from different religions and culture live in harmony,
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Kaling Moyong exhorted all, especially the youths,
for preservation of culture and tradition. The unique fish and rice cultivations
show the entrepreneurship, vision and hardworking character of the tribe. Festival
like Dree should be celebrated not only for showcasing the culture and tradition
but it should be a platform for promotion of universal brotherhood, said the MLA.
Earlier, Millo Tago, president, Dree Organising Committee narrated the mythology
of Dree. Various cultural programmes including traditional Daminda dance were the
other highlights of the day.
At Tezu, the Apatani community celebrated Dree festival at Amik Ringya Hall with
much fun-fare and traditional gaiety on July 5.
MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai spoke on the importance of brotherhood among all the tribes of
Arunachal Pradesh. He encouraged members of every community residing in Tezu to participate
in all the traditional festival celebrations of tribes and communities to strengthen
unity and brotherhood.
Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete appreciated the cultural uniqueness of the Apatani
tribe. Be it their dress, cuisine or traditional ornaments, everything is fascinating,
Mishmis, Adis, Galos, Nyishis, Tagins and other communities, all the HoDs, PR members,
public leaders and general public participated in the celebration.
At Aalo, Dree, the popular festival of Apatani community was celebrated with much
fanfare and traditional gaiety at Gumin Kiin on July 5.
Extending Dree greetings, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu said that Apatanis
are hard working and deep rooted with their age-old culture. They have many things
to offer other communities, Ligu added.
Raken Padu, Commandant 2nd AAP BN BHQ Aalo said the festival and festivity gives
us a distinct identity. Padu stressed on common participation in all festivals to
promote and propagate the values that underpins unity in diversity.
DFC president, Nending Tatung highlighted history and significance of Dree, while
General Secretary Kime Tani dwelt at length about the mythological aspects of the
Presentation of cultural programme, prize distributions to the winners of sports,
literary, cultural competitions and Dree Lottery draw were other highlights of the
At Dirang, Dree Festival Celebration Committee chairman Er. Tasso Hinda while addressing
the festival revellers today said “Besides being a bonhomie agricultural festival,
Dree is a cementing factor amongst the Apatanees throughout the world who dedicate
and reaffirm their roots in their inherent customs and traditions through celebration
of this unifying festival.”
Reading out mythology of the festival, Er. Hinda said that the festival was a window
through which the Apatanees saw and understood each other, imbibed the spirit of
brotherhood, mutual fraternity, understanding and tolerance amongst themselves and
carried forward their community flag. He also advised the younger denizens to always
uphold this spirit of unity and pride in their cultures and customs through the sands
The Festival celebration committee general secretary Gyati Kacho and host of the
venue Dr. Hano Tama also spoke on the occasion. The day-long celebration was fun
filled with traditional sports, songs, dance, traditional piikey-pilla, Mr and Mrs
Dree competitions between the grown ups and children. DIPROs
Capital readies for I-Day celebrations
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: A meeting was held today in the office of Deputy Commissioner Itanagar
Capital Complex in connection with the celebration of Independence Day on 15th August
at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar. The meeting was chaired by DC Mige Kamki and attended
by the officials of various departments. Briefing the department concerned on their
duties and responsibilities, DC asked all to work with dedication and sincerity so
that the Independence Day could be celebrated in true spirit without any lacunae.
Informing that the parade rehearsal would begin from 3rd August next and the final
rehearsal would be held on 13th August, DC urged all the departments to ensure that
all the arrangement works are finished by then. Also on 11th August there will be
a special rehearsal of parade contingents and cultural troupes, the DC informed.
Briefing on the security scenario, the DC directed the SP Capital to deploy adequate
security personnel for security arrangements and crowd control at I.G Park. Briefing
the departments of PWD, PHE and Power regarding the construction works, sitting arrangements,
provision of drinking water, electricity etc, the DC expressed hope that they would
work together as a team and effectively carry out the works assigned to each one
Later, the DC informed that a review meeting has also been fixed on 5th August next
to take an overall view of the works carried out by various departments. Among others,
the Principal PTC M Riba, EAC (festival) Tame Yajum along with the administrative
officers and representatives of various departments attended the meeting.
Later in the evening, one more meeting was held in the chamber of the Deputy Commissioner
Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki with the proprietor of various bakery units in
Capital Complex. During the meeting, DC urged all to maintain quality food items
and at the same time to check the rising prices of the items. As the prices of the
items are increasing rapidly, it is necessary to regulate them from time to time,
the DC said. He also asked them to follow the standard food safety measures and to
keep in mind the workers health conditions.
CBCS triumphs in district level Monpa language contest
TAWANG, Jul 06: A district level speech competition in Monpa language with the theme
‘His Holiness the Dalai Lama’ organised by Bharat-Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM), Tawang,
culminated at Zomkhang hall here yesterday.
Vying for the top honours, the contest saw 16 competitors from various secondary
and higher secondary schools of the district and Tawang monastery speaking on the
life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Monpa.
Phuntso Dhargyal (class VIII) of centre for Buddhist Cultural Studies (CBCS), Tawang
monastery and Lham Yuoton (Class X) of Mnajushree Vidyapeeth were adjudged the winner
and runner up respectively whereas Lobsang Gyatso (Class XI) of Government secondary
school Tawang and Jampa Sangey (class VIII) of CBCS jointly bagged the third prize.
Felicitating the victors, Deputy Director for Art and Culture, Kesang Dondu, lauded
the efforts of the organizers. "Such events are important because it keeps our languages,
culture and tradition alive”, he stated.
“The purpose of the contest is to involve the younger generation. It is hoped that
this contest will encourage the youth to master their language” informed Lhundup
Choisang, executive member, BTSM.
Monks, nuns, students, HoDs, panchayati leaders and the general public attended the
(Mon Tawang vigilance)
AMSU FC lift Yade Kri Memorial Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: AMSU FC lifted the first Yade Kri Memorial Football Trophy defeating
Wakro Youth FC 3-0 in the final at Wakro General Ground yesterday.
The winner was awarded cash prize of Rs. 40, 000 along with certificate and medals
while the runners up team was given Rs. 15,000 with medals and merit certificates.
Tezu Bazaar FC walked away with the disciplined team award with cash prize Rs. 5,000.
Susil Tayang was declared as best player and Ageyso Gam as the best goalkeeper while
Painso Pul became the highest scorer in the tournament. All of them were awarded
cash prizes and certificates.
The trophies and prizes were distributed by Wakro ZPM Patam Rangmang and Dr. T. Doke
from Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun.
Altogether, 14 teams from Namsai and Lohit districts participated in the tournament
which was started on June 20.
The tournament was inaugurated by Wakro EAC D.Riba.
Yade Kri was an active social worker and radio artist. She also served as a Member
Secretary of APPWS Lohit district unit; and prior to this she was a govt. employee.
She was the wife of Lupalum Kri, Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering and Water
Eagle Trophy from Aug 1
ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The State Level 6th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament will be conducted
from August 1 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.
The winning and the runners up teams will be awarded cash prizes of Rs.2 lakh and
Rs. 1 lakh respectively, informed Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) Assistant
Secretary Kipa Ajay.
ITBP, Kimin was the winner of the last year's tournament and Doimukh Football Club
was the runners up.
Meanwhile, Ajay urged chairmen/presidents of all the registered football clubs of
the state to field their teams in the tournament so as to encourage the upcoming
players as well as for development of the sport in the state.
He also clarified that registered clubs are only allowed to participate in the Eagle
Trophy tournament as per rule. However, those clubs and teams willing to participate
in the tournament will have to get themselves registered with APFA.
Open badminton championship at Seppa
SEPPA, Jul 06: Dr D. Talang won the men's open single title in the East Kameng Open
Badminton Championship defeating Rajesh Neri in the final at Mini Indoor Stadium
K. Brey won the Boys U-20 single title defeating R. Fachang.
The pair of A. Jelly and D. Dafri beat A. Taku and R. Taku to win the Boys U-20 double
Rajesh Neri was declared man of the tournament.
Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh, who attended the closing ceremony, lauded
the initiatives of the EKBA for providing a good platform to the badminton players
to show their talents by organising the event. He suggested the organising committee
to work out plans as to how to take ahead the talented youth at the higher levels.
He also suggested them to maintain the infrastructure available properly as creation
of new infrastructure takes time.
The motive behind the tournament was to promote the sport and expose the hidden talents
for their further participation at higher level, said EKBA Genral Secretary Haring
He also informed that the Association is planning to hire a badminton coach to train
the children (both boys and girls) of age group between 13 to 19 years.
EKBA President Boru Sangyu submitted a memorandum to the DC urging him for handing
over of the New Badminton Hall to EKBA.
Dilip Gurung, Thomas Ango and Ambita Sonam attended as observers during the tournament.
The tournament was organised by East Kameng Badminton Association (EKBA).