NEC gives priority to improve power transmission system in NE
ITANAGAR, June 2: North Eastern Council (NEC) would give top priority on the schemes
for System improvement (upgradation/improvement/construction) of power transmission
and distribution lines and sub-station and renewable resources of energy, including
assistance for implementation of small hydel projects as per the proposals submitted
by the state governments.
This was disclosed by B.K. Handique, Union Minister of DoNER and Chairman, NEC at
New Delhi today. He further added that NEC in its 58th meeting held on Feb 9 at Guwahati
resolved that next to road connectivity, priority be accorded to harness the vast
power potential of the region.
According to an official release of the DoNER, the NEC released Rs.71 crore for Power
sector in the North Eastern region during the year 2010-11. Among these, 7 projects
at a cost of Rs.10.70 Crores for Arunachal Pradesh. Additionally, Rs.4.25 Crores
has been allotted to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to prepare Feasibility
cum Detailed Project Report for Transmission, Sub – Transmission and Distribution
(upto 33 KV) system in the North Eastern region, the release added.
Lummer Dai Regional Distance Education and Research Centre
ITANAGAR, June 2: A “new door” has been opened to the literary world with the inauguration
of the Lummer Dai Regional Distance Education and Research Centre in Assam’s Bihpuria
under Lakhimpur district last morning.
Established by the Asom Sahitya Sabha, the study and research centre was opened by
the Sabha president Rongbong Terang at the Dharmeswar Kotoki Memorial building, Bihpuria
which also houses the Sabha’s Bihpuria branch office.
In his inaugural speech, a visibly elated Terang, said, “A new door has been opened
to the world of literature today with the launching of the research centre, named
after late Lummer Dai, an eminent litterateur from Arunachal Pradesh.”
“The research centre would store the entire literary works of the two great personalities
– late Lummer Dai and late Dharmeswar Kotoki – for the scholars intending to do research
on their lives and creative literary works,” divulged the Sabha president. He further
said that a new chapter has been added to the hill-plain furthering the traditional
relationship between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
“The main motive behind setting up of the study and research centre was to preserve
and promote the ethnic languages of North East region and facilitate detailed studies
on the regional languages, mainly Assamese and other ethnic languages of the region
which are on the brink of being extinct,” said Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, the general
secretary of the Sabha.
He said the centre will offer all possible facilities for higher studies, including
PhDs, MPhil and post-graduate courses on Assamese and assist the non-Assamese people
inhabiting the state and other parts of the globe to learn the language in a scientific
way. The courses will be affiliated to the Gauhati and Dibrugarh universities. Efforts
are also being made to bring the centre under the Union government’s flagship programme,
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The study materials for the courses have already been finalized, said Dr Rajbongshi,
adding that the centre’s doors are open to anybody living in the State, the country
and even for those outside India who want to study and do research on the languages
of Assam. He further said that the hard copies of the study material would be provided
through post and the same would also be uploaded on the website for the researchers.
Dr Rajbongshi further informed that the work of the research centre would be extended
to the states of Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Nagaland and West Bengal as
“Along with Assamese, we will give due emphasis to other ethnic languages of the
region like Bodo, Mishing, Deori, Karbi, Adi etc so as to make this centre a Vidyamandir
in its real sense of the term,” he said.
Reminding the literary circle about the danger looming large on the regional languages
including Assamese of being extinct, Rajbongshi said, “We will turn into museum within
no time provided we don’t preserve our own languages He, however, said being the
apex literary body of the State, the Sabha’s stride will continue for ever towards
the preservation and promotion of the regional languages.
Acknowledging the “rare” honour being accorded to late Lummer Dai by the Asom Sahitya
Sabha and the people of Assam, the president of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society,
Y D Thongchi said, “I hope the thread of socio-cultural links between Assam and Arunachal
has been reinforced with today’s opening of the Lummer Dai research centre.”
Meanwhile, in a significant development, Gulok Chandra Hazarika, a renowned social
worker of Assam’s Bihpuria, announced to donate a plot of land, measuring 5 bighas
for further expansion of infrastructure for the ‘Lummer Dai Regional Distance Education
and Research Centre’ at Bihpuria.
The announcement from the ardent enthusiast of literature, Hazarika, 78, came at
a time when the government of late Dai’s own State, Arunachal Pradesh was yet to
take any initiative to recognize the literary luminary and his contributions to the
Expressing his profound sense of happiness on materializing of the Asom Sahitya Sabha’s
Regional Distance Education and Research Centre at Bihpuria which was named after
late Lummer Dai, Hazarika termed the day as ‘historic’.
He said the centre would serve as a bridge towards reinforcing the age-old socio-cultural
ties between the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Sports Policy is a must for dev. Of
sports sector: Par. Secy
ITANAGAR, June 2: Newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs)
RT Khunjuju emphasized the need of a proper Sports Policy in the state and assured
his all possible help in getting the long-awaited policy approved and passed in
the state assembly at the earliest.
To streamline the sports sector in the state, a policy is a must and my first and
foremost step in this direction would be getting the policy approved and passed,
Khunjuju said while interacting with a team of Arunachal Olympic Association, which
called on the former on his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth
Affairs) at his official residence here today.
He sought constant support, cooperation and suggestions from AOA and various sports
bodies in his endeavour to bring Arunachal at par with some other developed states
in sport sector.
The AOA team led by Secretary General G Doke, held a wide ranging discussion on sports
related issues with Khunjuju and informed him about various grievances and problems
faced by the sports fraternity in the state. The AOA Secretary General was accompanied
by office bearers of various sports bodies, including Arunachal Weightlifting Association
president Techi Abraham, Arunachal Karate Association president Likha Tara, Vice
president Tai Hipik, Arunachal Wushu Association president Toko Teki, Arunachal Teakwondo
Association General Secretary Tara Tagin.
DoNER takes up the cause of kiwi & paddy–cum–pisciculture in Ziro
ITANAGAR, June 2: A two member team of experts from the North Eastern Regional Institute
of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM), Tezpur an institute established under the
aegis of North Eastern Council, has been deputed to conduct the studies for a survey
regarding the salient aspects on the development of Kiwi and Paddy – cum – Pisciculture
This has come after the intervention of the Minister of DoNER Bijoy Krishna Handique
who visited Ziro in April this year.
The survey would touch upon the Statistics and varieties of kiwi, paddy and fish,
Scope for further production, processing facilities, role of the government and extension
services, irrigation issues, watershed development issues and problems, among others.
Impressed by the enthusiasm and interest of the farmers of the area shown in cultivation
of Kiwi and Paddy-cum-fish culture, the minister asked NEC to come up with an appropriate
proposal which will give quick but sustained results.
DDK personnel goes on indefinite protest
ITANAGAR, June 2: The Arunachal Pradesh State unit of Association of Doordarshan
Programme Production Personnel (ADPPP) has launched the second phase of the indefinite
protest from yesterday as a part of the nationwide indefinite protest in all the
DD Kendras of the country.
The demands of the ADPPP are promotion to all cadres of programme staff, implementation
of ACP/MACP (Assured Career Progression/Modified Assured Career Progression) to left
out cadre of programme staffs, equal pay scale for same cadre of Production Assistants
and other staff of Doordarshan Programme Wing. The ADPPP also demands that the Director
General of Doordarshan should be the sole cadre controlling authority of DD Programme
Wing instead of Director General of All India Radio.
According to the ACP/MCP, promotion to all the cadres of programme staff is due after
every 10 years which has been not followed. The personnel also demands parity in
pay structure as dictated by Supreme Court.
AYA questions govt after accident
claimed three lives
ITANAGAR, June 2: While expressing deep shock at the death of Hage Punya and Subu
Konya in a capital road accident on May 30 last, Apatani Youth Association (AYA)
today lambasted the state Govt for its alleged failure to release financial assistance
to the victims of road accident.
Questioning the attitude of the Govt, the Association said the major road accident
at Palwan mor, Itanagar which claimed three lives and left seven other injures failed
to draw the attention of the Govt.
The Association asked the Govt why it has not announced adequate compensation and
financial assistance to accident victims and is turning deaf ear to the wailing of
aggrieved family members of the deceased.
The Association appealed to the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to release adequate
assistance to the injured passengers and the aggrieved families who lost their relatives
in the accident and also requested the MLA Padi Richo to sanction fund for victims
and to approach the Govt for adequate financial assistance to the deceased family
and the injured who are recuperating at Itanagar and Guwahati hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Association deeply mourned the death of Punya and Konya. It expressed
their gratitude to both Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso and Padi Richo for extending immediate
financial assistance to accident victims.
Self-defence training course concludes
ITANAGAR, June 2: The 45-days summer camp – a self-defence training course for girls,
organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) at the officers’ club here from April
19 concluded today.
Altogether, 140 girls aged between 7-16 years registered and undertook 45 days training
course on self-defence.
Speaking on the concluding day as chief guest, DIGP (Security) HGS Dhaliwal appreciated
the instructors for imparting self defence technique to all the trainees within short
period of time and advised the trainees to continue with lessons they learnt during
the camp for their own benefits.
Superintendent of Police (Traffic) A Tamut highlighting the aims and objectives of
the training camp said “the confidence-building derived from self defence training
camp will help the girls to face any challenge in the future”.
He also appreciated the APP, instructors and particularly the parents for sending
their girl child for such special training.
Later, the DIGP handed over certificate of participation to all the participants
All India Karate Federation national referee and judge L Marik (Black Belt, 5th Dan),
Charu Tatung(Black Belt, 3rd Dan), Tagri Raju (Black Belt, 3rd Dan), Tadar Eba(Black
Belt, 2nd Dan), Prakash Limbu (Black Belt, 1st Dan) along Sumpi Chege, Anu Komi and
Rey Yasa attended the programme as instructors during the 45 days long training course.
Novelist & researcher Basanta Das conferred Lummer Dai Literary award
ITANAGAR, June 2: The 2nd Lummer Dai Memorial Literary Award-2011 was conferred on
the noted litterateur and researcher of folk culture, Basanta Das of Assam’s Diphu.
The award carrying a citation and a cash reward of Rs 25,000 was handed over to one
of the close friends of ailing Das, who is undergoing treatment in a Mumbai hospital,
by Asom Sahitya Sabha president Rongbong Terang, the recipient of prestigious Padmashree
Award, in an impressive function held at the Bihpuria College auditorium last evening.
The literary award was instituted by the Sabha in 2009 in memory of ‘Paharar Shile
Shile’ famed writer and winner of Sabha-instituted prestigious Sitanath Brahma Choudhury
Award for his novel ‘Koinar Mulya’. Late Dai’s other literary contributions included
in the form of all-time favourites ‘Prithivir Hanhi’, ‘Mon Aru Mon’ (for which he
was presented a talent-hunt award by Union Ministry of Education and Youth Welfare)
and ‘Upar Mahal’.
Born in 1940 at Diphu in Karbi Anglong, the winner of 2nd Lummer Dai award, Basanta
Das is the adorer of Karbi culture and literature. A retired govt official, he is
a well-known storyteller, novelist, essayist and screenplay writer. He got popularity
among the mass Assamese readership for his novel ‘Junction’ (1975) and research-oriented
book ‘Karbi Sanskritir Itihash’. His other well-known novels are ‘Jurabat’, ‘Meleng’,
‘Pyramid’, ‘Roomal’ and ‘Platform’.
Das, who is suffering from a critical illness and undergoing treatment in Mumbai,
will be operated upon within a day or two, said Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, general
secretary of the Sabha during the function.
In his chairmanship address, Sabha president Terang said, “I am exceedingly happy
today to see to it that lots of discussions held on literary and cultural legacy
left behind by Arunachal’s proud son, Lummer Dai, who envisaged to Adi society to
which belonged through his creative writings.”
“Had he (late Dai) not built the cultural link between Assam and Arunachal, there
would not have been the grand reunion of the people from both States today,” he remarked.
Terang, who himself is a Karbi, drew resemblance and described as “silent preachers”
late Dai and Basanta Das, who despite being non-Assamese have contributed immensely
towards the growth of Assamese literature.
The Sabha president, who earlier inaugurated the Lummer Dai Regional Distance Education
and Research Centre, exuded hope that the centre would help strengthen the Assam-Arunachal
ties, besides bolstering Sabha’s works to further promote Assamese, one of the advanced
languages of the world.
Dr Rajbongshi said that the Lummer Dai research centre would definitely bolster the
cultural integration between the hills and the plains, adding that Sabha’s initiatives
are on to make the research centre a ‘world class’ institution in days to come.
Offering his tributes to late Dai on his birthday, Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society
(APLS) president Y D Thongchi said, “Lummer Dai was the first tribal writer under
whose endeavour the Assamese language got “a new direction”.
“This award (Lummer Dai Memorial Literary Award) should have been instituted either
by Arunachal govt or APLS, but before we initiate, the Sabha took the pains to honour
our State’s noted litterateur,” Thongchi, who himself got inspired by creative writings
of his kokaideus (elder brothers) late Dai and Terang, and penned ‘Mouna Unth Mukhor
Hriday’ and ‘Shaw Kota Manuh’, said in a lighter vein.
“There are lots of Botas (awards) in the literary field but winning the ‘Bota’ instituted
after the literary luminaries - to name among them in the likes of ‘Kalaguru’ Bishnu
Rabha, Sitanath Brahma Choudhury, ‘Sahityasurja’ Lummer Dai, Munin Borkakoti et al
really matters,” said the Sahitya Academy Awardee, while congratulating the Lummer
Dai award winner, Basanta Das.
Sharing her feelings with the mammoth gathering of intelligentsia and aficionados
of literature, Nanni Dai, Editor of Echo of Arunachal, said, “Today, I am feeling
proud of being the better-half of the great novelist, who has rightly been recognized
by Asom Sahitya Sabha for his contributions to the world of Assamese literature.
My spouse silently carried out his literary sojourn and never thought of getting
rewarded by either side,” said Dai while regretting that Arunachal govt has yet not
recognized her spouse’s contributions to the tribal society.
Delighted over the rare honours given to her husband by Assam’s apex literary body
and its people, she said, “Assam (albeit affected by the scourge of insurgency) is
really a heaven where love and affection prevails.”
Earlier, the award function started with the presentation of a documentary on the
life and literary works of late Dai which was produced by the Sabha in 2009 – the
year of institution of the literary award, presented to Swarna Bora, another well-known
writer from Assam. It was followed by “Chiro chenehi mur…”, the Sabha’s song, performed
by a team of women, and presentation of traditional gifts to the dignitaries and
guests by the organizers.
On the occasion, noted poet and journalist Mamang Dai, winner of this year’s Padmashree
Award, and renowned singer Bengia Hemanta were given special felicitations by the
Asom Sahitya Sabha.
Among others, Mamang and Binny Yanga (a well-known social worker) also spoke and
shared their feelings with the gathering. Bihpuria College principal Dr Rajendra
Sabhapandit also spoke on the occasion.
The APLS delegates present on the occasion included its general secretary Tokong
Pertin, assistant general secretary Dr Pekba Ringu, convenor cum treasurer R N Koley
and executives Batem Pertin, Nabojyoti Deori and Jamuna Bini, among others.
Later in the evening, a cultural programme was organized at the same venue as a mark
of respect to late Dai. Noted singer Hemanta Bengia, Adi and Nyishi cultural troupes
from Arunachal and local artistes performed at the function.
Farmers’ body urged to take up cultivation in large scale
AALO, June 2: In an effort to involve large number of farmers in self-employment
venture and impart them with the knowledge of modern technique and skill, a meeting
of Farmers Federation with district administration, particularly with the officers
of line departments was held on 31st May last. Branch Managers of SBI, Vijay Bank
and HODs from Horticulture, Agriculture and Fishery attended the meet.
Presiding over the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak called upon the Farmers
Federation to strive hard to make best use of fertile land in the district by cultivating
different crops for economical sustainability and self dependence. The line depts.
like Agriculture, Horticulture and Fishery should impart new methods of cultivation
to farmers, he said. He further called upon the banking institutions to extend proper
guidance in granting loans to all progressive farmers of the district so that available
benefits are used in the best possible way.
Participating in the discussion, Doi Ado, Ex-Minister and the President of Siang
Farmers Federation stated that the motto of the Federation is to make the farmers
more entrepreneurship. He further disclosed that during the current financial year
the Federation will take up cultivation of large cardamom, turmeric, ginger and broom
covering an area of 500 hectares (approx) of land.
Taking part in the discussion, the Branch Manager, SBI stated that the SBI, Aalo
has to undergo a loss to the tune of Rs 4 crores in agriculture loan till last year.
This has an adverse affect on allocation of Rs.1 crore budgets during the current
financial year. He also empathetically stated that most of the KCC loanee had to
repay the outstanding amount to the bank and lot of Bikijai cases are pending in
During the discussion, all the officers of line departments of the district requested
the farmers to make best use of the programme sponsored by Central/State govt. to
make them more economically sustainable. DIPRO
14th Zilla Parishad meeting at Koloriang
KOLORIANG, June 2: The fourteenth Zilla Parishad meeting of Kurung Kumey district
was held at Koloriang today under the chairmanship of Zilla chairperson Tisa Gungniya,
All the head of the departments in Koloriang were present and individually presented
their department's schemes and programmes. While responding to the queries of the
ZPM, they mentioned their shortcoming and expressed concern particularly about the
non-availability of food grains in remote areas and lack of schools and teachers
in the district. The ZPMs also questioned the Mithun epidemic that had occurred last
year and stressed on developmental activities being taken up in the district.
Sanitation was also discussed as a major issue in the headquarter. New resolutions
A follow up inspection was to be done on the three hydroprojects being set up in
Nyapin. Koloriang and Chambang block are to be proposed for PYKKA 2011-2012.
The Deputy Commissioner, Kurung Kumey, Rajeev Takuk, urged the DAO to bring in
floriculture in the district.
The ZPMs were in view that the meetings should ideally be held in the month of April
so as to coincide it with the proposals sent to the government.
Among others, the member secretary Hage Takka, ADC Koloriang and all the Zilla Parishad
members attended the meeting. (DIPRO).
Day by day many bad & good developments takes place around the world and with the
controversies of Osama Bin Laden'S killing; some statement of our top Military brass
struck my mind. Many reactions were there with the killing of Bin Laden by US navy
seal commandos, where our country's Army General & other top rankings were asked
whether India is lacking in technologies or can India go ahead like US force in counter-terrorism
with technologies like America.
The answer was obviously "Yes". India has got latest technology in all aspects.
But, was it not a shame that the technologies like ISRO, Sukoi, IAF this or that
failed to trace the missing/killer chopper of our late beloved CM Dorjee Khandu &
others. How & why? Or what is the stand of GOI towards its state Arunachal & its
people? Why the Govt. of India (GOI) did not use its latest technology in the hour
What is the attitude of GOI towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh or is it true
that Arunachal is kept only to safe guard its Indian territory from "China" or other
International boundary. Is it not a step motherly treatment towards our state despite
having fast class technologies? Govt. of India (GOI) must prove its stand/attitude
towards Arunachal Pradesh at this hour of grief.
A village from the Dark Age
Siluk is one of most neglected village in Mebo area of East Siang distt. Pasighat
has celebrated its 100 years in Feb 2011 but Siluk which is just 30 to 32 km from
Pasighat and 14 km from Mebo village is still living in ‘Dark Age’.
I would like to highlight lots of grievances faced by my village fellows on behalf
of them. First of all let me start with the basic necessity that is electricity and
water supply. It’s been long years the villagers are waiting for ‘light’. There are
other alternative departments like APEDA, but the problem is that the nearby villages
which happen to have electricity have been distributed solar lamps too. There is
a video house which is run by a mini generator and every evening the villagers go
to the video house to recharge their mobile by giving Rs 10 to 15. And there are
two water tanks in the village but some part of the village has to use the water
from a river which is quite unhygienic for drinking. Every morning and evening they
have to fight with the GREF labourers in collecting water.
And the second is that the said village is 14 km from Mebo town and the road condition
is very good but there are no proper bus services, earlier after the introduction
of JNRUM bus services by the state govt. they provided a service for a month or two
and then I don’t know who stole it away, one private bus was plying but it’s been
more than a month there is no bus services. It is very difficult to go to Mebo town
and Pasighat during an emergency. There is one medical sub-center but somebody say
doctor has been posted and some say only one nurse. The villager who fall sick or
in any emergency has to go door to door to those people who got a vehicle; asking
for a lift is impossible but they go to them just to enquire whether they are going
to the town and if there is empty seat?
I would like to request our local MLA Ralom Borang to provide those basic necessities
to the poor of poorest village called Siluk. All I am asking is one regular transport
service, electricity, and equal water supply to every part of the village and a doctor
and a nurse who stay in the village not in Mebo or Pasighat.
Dear readers this village is not a simple village, she has provided lots of her sons
to serve the people of Arunachal. Once it was known as the most officer producing
village, the renowned writer late Lummer Dai whom every daily talks about, one of
the most senior reputed advocate Muk Pertin, are just few of them.
J. Nung Yirang,
Siluk, (on email)
The saga of Longding - Bimalapur road
The Longding - Bimalapur road funded for renovation after long year since its existence
under NABARD/NLCPR in the year 2004-2005 as its completion year 2010, had been a
great concern for people of the area. Its renovation project had caused a big concern
with its lowest work quality, especially in regards with carpeting of the road and
many broken R/wall and B/wall despite of sufficient fund and the work being executed
1 or 2 years back only.
The execution of work quality is very low that many walls/roads are broken/swept
away along with roads already with big pot holes & some places are remaining as before.
NGO's and intellectual group must come up against it as NEC too had funded some crores
along with NABARD. But to the innocent people’s ill luck nothing had actually taken
place practically & yet the present renovation work is to be taken place as expected
from concern executing department.
Wancho Community NGO's, student Unions and other intellectual group should inspect
the renovation work physically. I also request our representatives/legislator to
physically inspect it for greater cause of common masses and punish the concerned
people for cheating the people through development which has not taken place actually.
Along with RTI and Enquiry by some intellectual group, public must also co-operate
for larger interest of the area and learn the importance of area development, its
execution process and fight for own instead of keeping mum.
A concerned citizen
RGGVY works not satisfactory
The implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) scheme
for electrification of Essi Lite village under Tirbin in West Siang district is not
up to the satisfaction. There is every possibility of uprooting electric poles as
their bases are not properly maintained. It seems that the standard specification
which should be maintained for such construction has not been followed while erecting
Therefore, I request the Chief Engineer, Power (electrical) department to issue directives
to concerned executive engineer of Aalo division to stop the work and send an expert
team to investigate the matter.
Tirbin, West Siang
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
APPDSU appeals for sincere efforts
ITANAGAR, Jun 2: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has urged the legislators
of Nyishi community, to whom the issue of derogatory remark against Nyishi Tribes
by TOI reporter Pradip Thakur has been shouldered to take up, not to politicize the
APPDSU hoped, no matter what political party they belong to, they will pursue the
issue sincerely as a unit.
It however, expressed resentment over non-involvement of district/branch students
unions of Nyishi dominated districts while taking up the issue by All Nyishi Students’
Union (ANSU). It also advised ANSU to share its problem with apex students body of
the state AAPSU and not to leave the issue unfinished.
Health cum Family Welfare Mela
ITANAGAR, Jun 2: The District Health Society has organized a two day Health cum Family
Welfare Mela at Chayang Tajo CHC on May 30-31.
800 patients got free treatment with free medicines and free lab tests.
200 patients were treated by eye specialist out of which 45 cases were prescribed
spectacles and on the spot spectacles delivery were made by the Chaglang Spectecles
which was a rare services for the people of the area.
5 eye patients were detected with cataract by the attending eye surgeon. 85 dental
patients were treated by the attending Dental surgeon and 45 dental surgeries were
done during the Mela.
The team of doctors included Dr Taba Kana from State Hospital Naharlagun, Dr. T.
Tagya Dental surgeon from DH Seppa, Dr. Apa Rimo from Bana PHC, Dr.Nima Bodi of CHC
C/Tajo besides DMO Dr. T Gongo and DRCHO Dr. K. Lapung.
The Mela was inaugurated by Chief Guest Ropo Yangfo, Chief Director of Black Bear
ITANAGAR, Jun 2: Capital Complex Karga Ao Welfare Association condoled the sudden
demise of Tanyum Haji, who died on May 25 last at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
The sudden demise of Tanyum is a great loss to the society and the state as a whole,
The members of the association prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul
and extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.
World no Tobacco day observed
ITANAGAR, Jun 2: Ziro Valley School observed world No Tobacco Day at its school premises
The resource persons of the day highlighted on effects of chewing Tobacco and smoking
and strongly advised the students to avoid consuming Tobacco and it’s by products.
ITANAGAR, Jun 2: Itanagar Constituency Youth Association (ICYA) has appealed to the
state Govt to modify the Govt quarter allotment policy in Capital Complex. The Association
alleged that due to faulty quarter allotment policy, the relatives of govt official
are occupying the quarters even after the transfer of the actual allotee to some
Association also urged the authorities concerned for early renovation of some important
sector and colony roads in the Capital Complex including Donyi-Polo road and carpeting
of road leading to Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan. It also appealed to the home department
to implement strict traffic rules in the capital city.
Stop illegal timber business
ITANAGAR, June 2: 12th Pakke-Kessang Youth Forum, East Kameng District strongly criticizing
the illegal Timber business particularly in Passa valley under Pakke-Kessang circle,
appealed to the DFO and Deputy Commissioner of the district to stop illegal timer
business in the area immediately.
It also appealed to the youths, GBs, PRIs and other government officers to look into
the matter and take up necessary steps with the higher authority to prohibit illegal
timber business and land grabbing in Papu, Passa and Pakke area.
It further, appealed to the contractors of pole erection and electrical wiring of
the Pakke-Kessang circle under RGGVY to direct their sub-contractor to ensure work
quality as per the guidelines laid down in the tender process.
ITANAGAR: Patanjali Yog Samiti, Bharat Swabhiman Trust Arunachal Pradesh unit extending
its support to Ramdev’s proposed indefinite fast unto death at Ramlila maidan, New
Delhi has decided to stage nine hours peaceful hunger strike in front of Deputy Commissioner
Office, Capital complex on June 04.
Check irregular allotment of PDS items
ITANAGAR: Mariyang Students’ Association, Upper Siang District in a letter to Director,
Food and Civil Supplies, Naharlagun, appealed to the Director to initiates inquiry
on allotment of PDS commodities including SK Oil and Levy Sugar in the area for the
months from April 2010 to March 2011.
It also demanded for fixation of Wheat (BPL) at Rs. 9 per kilogram.
It further, extending supports to the demands for enquiry against the DF&CSO, Yingkiong
regarding the irregular allotment of PDS items in Upper Siang District appealed the
authority concerned to take necessary action in the matter as soon as possible.
Society demands early completion of bridge
ITANAGAR: Orphan Trust Society, Upper Subansiri District appealed to the authority
concerned and the contractor to immediately complete the bridge over river Subansiri
at Siyum, Zero Point.
It also appealed to the local MLA and the District Authority to look into the matter
for early construction of the said bridge.