ITANAGAR, June 14: All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) in a representation
to the Station Superintendent of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) West Siang
district has pleaded for immediate resumption of bus services from district HQ Aalo
to Mechukha and vice-versa.
Union said that due to non-plying of bus services, the common people of area were
facing numerous hardships in transportation as fare of private run vehicles are very
high. It further added that due to lack of proper communication system in the area
number of visiting tourist inflow in Mechukha Sib-Division has also tremendously
declined in recent past.
Meanwhile, it strongly urged the APST authority to immediately resume the bus services
keeping in view the problem being faced by the common people of area, claimed a release.
Forum sought intervention of higher authority
ITANAGAR, June 14: Dumporijo Gusar and Baririjo Collegian Forum, Upper Subansiri
District in a release alleged that the ongoing tender work carried out by the concerned
contractor between Hali to Dumporijo road is not upto the expectation of the people
as the materials used for the construction of culvert and drainage system are of
It further said that instead of using boulder and sand gravel only sand and mud are
being used for soiling purposes and there were no new culverts in place.
The forum appealing the higher authority to look into the matter seriously further
informed that the road was supposed to be completed by March 2011 but till today
half of the work is still pending.
Bal Vikash Kendra
ITANAGAR, Jun 14: Arunachal Vikash Parishad Itanagar Mahila Samiti led by its general
secretary Yamek Mize Taggu is contemplating to establish Bal Vikash Kendras in every
sector in Itanagar.
The main motto of establishing such Kendras will be to mould the children to become
ideal citizens, Itanagar Mahila Samiti in a release said.
A two days training of teachers for the kendras was conducted on Sunday last. Teachings
will be held on every Sunday in Mandirs of the respective sectors. For Sector ‘P’,
it will commence on June 19.
Kishan Gosthi at Deomali
ITANAGAR, June 14: A Kishan Gosthi was organized by Namsung Block Technology Team
(BTT) under Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Tirap at Mopaya village
today. 75 farmers have attended the Gosthi which was chaired by the Sub-Divisional
Officer, Deomali G. Singpho. In his address, Singpho appealed the farmers to come
forward to adopt scientific agriculture and avail technical and other logistic support
from the concerned departments. He also advised the govt. officials to be prompt
in rendering extension and technological support in farmers field. An informal experience
sharing and question answer session was conducted where the farmers raised their
queries which were answered by the concerned specialist present.
An on farm testing (OFT) on ‘ Custom Hiring Centre’ was also discussed and finalized
to be started at Mopaya in the current season under KVK, Tirap (Agril. Extension
discipline). From BTT side the Gosthi was attended by I. P. Verma, ADO, Dr. (Mrs.)
J. Phukan, VO, N. Ronrang, HDO, Dr. N. Kumar, Programme Coordinator, Simanta Kr.
Kalita, SMS (Agronomy) and Pranabjit Phukan, SMS (Agril. Extension), KVK, Tirap.
The ADO, Deomali welcome all the govt. officials and farmers.
Union demand subject teachers
ITANAGAR, June 14: All Sagalee Students’ Union while demanding the education department
for early posting of science senior teacher at government higher secondary school,
Sagalee said that due to lack of science teacher, the students of the school are
facing tremendous problems.
The union claimed that the government had notified for establishment of science stream
at government secondary school, Sagalee in 2001-02, but till date, no science teacher
have been posted to the school.
It appealed to the department concerned to post Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
senior teachers besides Lab assistant and lab attendant and also to float advertisement
for recruitment of science teachers before the beginning of new academic session.
ITANAGAR, June 14: Pani Tapo and Bengia Chadap have been appointed as president and
general secretary of All Kurung Kumey Youth Organization for smooth functioning.
Peace committee meet
ITANAGAR: Dhemaji-West Siang District Joint Committee for Inter-State Peaceful Co-existence
has convened a meeting at Ego camp, Dari circle to find a peaceful solution to the
incident involving killing of two persons by a speeding truck on June 2 last.
To facilitate the meeting, the Dari Welfare Society has temporarily lifted its ban
on entry of trucks from Dhemaji to West Siang with immediate effect.
ITANAGAR: Boh-Aao Welfare Society (BAWS) in a release alleged that the power developers
engaged in the development of hydel projects in Mechuka sub division were not taking
any initiative/step for the welfare of the local people.
While expressing its strong resentment over the apathy shown to the people by those
power developers, BAWS, in a meeting, demanded the authorities concerned not to make
compensation payment to public/land donors on installment basis as it always creates
unnecessary problems. If necessary, a written agreement between public/land donors,
power developers and government should be made, the meeting resolved. Further, land
acquisition should be done in accordance with law, the meeting observed.
Awarding contract works, job and other business opportunities to local qualified
candidates/people at project site were some other demands of the society.
Tadadege will have road connection soon
ITANAGAR: The 19 km long road from Manigong to Tadadege, West Siang District will
be open for traffic soon, said a release issued from Border Roads Task Force.
Apropos regarding the recent news item by All Raga Area Students Union published
in your daily, my humble request to the Deputy Commissioner of Ziro is to verify
the authenticity of all the Senior/Junior Preraks appointed by the ZPMs of Raga,
Komporijo and Dollungmukh block on Kushi-Kushi Basis without consulting the grassroots
leaders. Most of the candidates appointed are school or college going children. How
will they serve in the interior places?
I think the Saakshar Bharat program is bound to fail in the Raga block if the educational
certificates of those selected candidates are not verified to locate false documents.
Many genuine candidates who are based in the village have been deprived as a result
just because they are not the Chamchas of these 'Maha-Chamchas'. I may file a PIL
if nothing is done to rectify the matter.
H.Peter, (on email)
Did I say modern?
The land of rising sun is endowed with rich culture and heritage. In recent years
as it is progressing with modern era its losing its cultural identity. Many of the
Arunachalees are adapting modern culture, neglecting their own.
Today, ask a child to recite a poem or sing a song in his or her language, there
would be very few who would. We might feel skeptical about it, but this is the present
scenario in Arunachal.
Even many of the parents feel that it is better that their child learn English or
Hindi as it makes one more modern. Did I say modern? In truth it makes them dilapidated.
As quoted by great Swami Vivekananda - 'A lost in ones culture is loss in ones identity'.
The day is not far when this loss in culture will lead to loss in our identity.
I do hope every Arunachalee will remember this message and take up the responsibility
to uplift and encourage ones culture.
Kamin lego, Roing
Where our liberal ideas are taking us?
The present generation of 21st century Arunachali youth are unbounded by all ancient
conservative views and hoaxes on intersex relationships. They are more bold and independent
towards such relationships in their life. Today the teenagers of schools and colleges
openly indulge in living relationships and it has become a fashion and style statement
for them. But the truth is that only the quantity of such relationships has increased
the true value of love and affection in such relationships has been lost. The frequent
mms scandals, increased number of teenage abortions, teenage suicides, and violence
during relationships speak it all, where our liberal ideas are taking us to? What
I feel the most important question is that “are our young teenagers really mature
enough for relationships??” The credit for the evolution of this article in my mind
goes to the following incident I witnessed last evening with my friend.
Last evening I was out with my friend for a walk near the Pasighat general ground.
I saw a young couple aged not more than 19-20 years quarrelling near the roadside.
After a while the girl walked towards the ground and sat there, she looked quite
annoyed. The guy followed her and suddenly jumped off his bike and started to blow
punches and kicks to the girl on her face. The people around including me and my
friend were shocked by the brutality of the assault. The girl was down and was weeping.
After a while he dragged the girl on his bike and to my utter surprise she went away
with the same guy. I was standing about less than 100m away watching the scene helplessly.
The only reason I hold myself back from interfering in the situation was the recent
incident when my friend was beaten up trying to interfere in a similar situation.
When the police got involved he was surprised and shattered with dismay when the
girl denied to have been violently assaulted, and further said it was their personal
matter and also that she never called for help.
This is not the story of my town Pasighat alone this is the story of every town of
Arunachal. Today the public places of many towns of Arunachal have turned into a
hub for such shameless couples who settle their so called personal disputes with
inhuman scenes of violence and probably expect the people around to watch helplessly
with sheer feeling of disgust and guilt.
What I feel is that no one is to be blamed or everyone is to be blamed. Such incidents
reflect the immaturity of our present generation youth. The globalization, modernization
era in our state has benefited mostly the youth section and also did exploit it
the most. Technological advancements has opened the window of the west in front of
us and to the worst of it we have adopted and engraved ourselves so much in the
western trends of lifestyle that we really shouldn’t be surprised with these consequences
we are facing as they are expected. Teenage sections probably are the most influenced
and the worst sufferers.
We youths are the future branches of the tree named Arunachal, and how can we expect
the tree to be strong when we are borrowing the roots from others. And about the
teenage relationship mania in our Arunachal, I really want to advice my fellow youths
, before you start and give yourself in a relationship ask yourself, “ am I old and
matured enough for it??” Maybe this simple question can help to save our life and
our society from ruining.
Pasighat, (on email)
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Following news report, MLA and district admin take action
ITANAGAR, June 14: After this daily exposed the glaring example of wastage of public
money and how the Govt properties are left unused, the local MLA Nabam Rebia, who
is also Govt spokesperson and Parliamentary Secretary, industries today visited
the newly constructed official bungalow of the Papum Pare district and directed the
DC to shift immediately to new bungalow.
He was accompanied by the Papum Pare DC, SP and PHED executive engineer and host
of other officers during his visit.
While interacting with the officers, Rebia further stressed on renovation of the
bungalow immediately which was damaged by the miscreants.
The Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu on his part clarified that he was very much willing
to shift to new bungalow, but could not do so due to non-availability of water supply
connection. However, PHED EE assured the MLA to provide water supply to DC’s bungalow
at the earliest and further informed that water supply works in Yupia township are
being carried out in war footing.
The MLA appealed to the civil society to cooperate with the Govt and district administration
in its efforts to make Yupia a model district headquarter. He also appealed to the
Govt officers and staff to protect Govt properties.
44th Dree Football Tourney
YCH, HSC enter quarters
ZIRO, Jun 14: Youngest Club Hari (YCH) and Hari Sports Club (HSC) defeated their
respective opponents Zeal Football Club and Dolo Mando Football Club in their last
league matches and entered quarterfinals of the 44th Dree Football Tournament at
Subansiri Stadium Hapoli today.
In the first match, Youngest Club Hari trounced Zeal Football Club 4-0 with two goals
from Dusu Tabii in 4th and 34th minutes and one goal each from Tasso Tai and Hage
Lai in 37th & 73rd minutes respectively.
Padi Millo was declared ‘man of the match’.
In second match of the day, Hari Sports Club beat Dolo Mando Football Club by 2-0
goals to became the 7th team to enter quarterfinals.
Hage Tamo recorded the fastest goal of the tournament by scoring in 24 seconds from
the kick off against MFC today. The second goal was scored by Hage Kemo in 28th minutes.
Hage Tamo was declared ‘man of the match.’
The last quarterfinalist will be decided from the match to be played between Bulla
Tajang-XI and Puchi Putii Club tomorrow at 2.30 pm at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli.
Antony says no possibility of Kargil-like situation in Arunachal
NEW DELHI, June 14: Defence minister AK Antony on Tuesday discounted the possibility
of Kargil-type operations in Arunachal Pradesh as apprehended by a minister of the
state, saying the situation on the border was under constant monitoring and capabilities
were being upgraded.
"Just as the other side (China) is increasing their capabilities in our part, our
Army and Air Force are steadily increasing their capabilities. So we are confident
of protecting our interest in any territory. At the moment the border is peaceful,"
he told reporters.
"We are closely monitoring the border situation. Our armed forces, especially Army,
are constantly upgrading their capabilities in the eastern sector," he added.
Arunachal Pradesh's minister for finance and planning Kalikho Pul, during his meeting
withPlanning Commission chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, had reportedly cautioned
the government against a Kargil-like situation in the state.
Hardcore criminals re-arrested at Seppa
Seppa, June 14: The East Kameng District Police team led by Dy.SP S. Singpho, SI
P. Payang, SI (T) R.B. Shah and ASI (SB) K. Tao has arrested hardcore criminals Tagiong
Yangfo and Akik Tungi in a raid from Chayang Tajo area in the wee hours of June 14.
While Tagiong Yangfo is involved in five cases and Akik Tungi is involved in 3 cases
that includes attempt to kidnap S.K. Nath, Project in-charge of Gammon India Ltd.
In the intervening night of March 13-14, 2011 they escaped breaking the Judicial
Lock up at Seppa. Since then they went on terrorizing the people in the area, the
SP Kime Aya informed. With the arrest of those criminals, a burning security issue
in Seppa, Chayang Tajo and fear psychosis among the Gammon India workers and general
public in East Kameng District has come to an end, the SP added.
World Blood Donors Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, June 14: Along with the rest of the World, Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated
the World Blood Donors Day with the theme – more blood, more life.
The Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) in collaboration with Arunachal
Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) organized a voluntary blood donation camp in the
conference hall of director of health services, Naharlagun to mark the World Blood
Donors Day. A good number of donors donated blood voluntarily during the camp.
Sources informed that the awareness programmes on blood donation have also been organized
in various health centres including district hospitals across the state. Such motivational
programmes to bring awareness about the need of blood donation will continue for
a month, sources further informed. Health Minister Atum Welly has appealed to the
citizen of the state to take active part in the month-long campaign on blood donation.
Last year altogether 25 number of voluntary blood donation camps were organized and
a total of 518 units of blood collected.
ANSU calls for 10% reservation
for poor students
ITANAGAR, June 14: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has stated that poor students
belonging to the Nyishi community is being deprived of taking admission in various
schools in Nyishi dominated areas as the School managing committee and school administration
show lots of formalities like high fee structure, high mark percentage, test and
viva-voice in the name of interview to eliminate poor students to earn huge money
from rich parents.
The Union demanded 10% reservation for poor Nyishi students in the various schools
of Nyishi dominated areas including VKV, JNV, Kendra Vidyalaya and purely private
schools which should be totally exempted from all formalities like high fee structure,
Test and interview. The Union added that most of the land required for starting these
schools was donated by ordinary villagers and if poor students do not get chance
to study in these schools, it is crime against those students. The Union urged the
school managing committee and school administrative authority to implements the demand
from coming academic season and also called on the State govt and Education Minister
to look into the demand for greater interest of poor students and to uplift poor
students in Nyishi dominated areas. The Union threatened to take action, if the demands
were not met with.
Dibang Valley takes stock of schools
and PM package
ANINI, June 14: The District Level Coordination and Monitoring Committee, Dibang
Valley District was held to review the progress and implementation of centrally sponsored
schemes including the Prime Minister’s package.
The meeting chaired by Abu Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner was attended by all the HoDs
and administrative officers. All Departments presented their achievement of last
financial year and projected their target of developmental activities for the current
financial year. Referring to last year’s crisis due to monsoon, the Deputy Commissioner
suggested for beforehand preparation. He also directed the DF &CSO to ensure stocking
of rice and other essential commodities. Further the DMO was advised to create awareness
amongst the public regarding various monsoon related diseases and also to keep sufficient
stock of medicines. In another meeting, held to review the education scenario and
teachers absenteeism in the District, the Deputy Commissioner instructed all administrative
Officer and VEC/SMC members to provide monthly reports regarding the functioning
of their Schools. The meeting was attended by all VEC/SMC chairman, Officer of Education
Deptt, Administrative Officers and representative of student bodies. The Deputy Commissioner
informed the house that the District Administrative has decided to felicitate the
District toppers of AISSE and AISSCE examination 2010-11 sessions. The student representative
appreciated the Deputy Commissioner for his active participation in streamlining
of District education system. (DIPRO)
Meeting question dissatisfactory implementation of SGSY
BOMDILA,June 14: In the Governing Body meeting chaired by the Zilla Parishad Chairperson
L.Rikhong, DC cum CEO Rinchin Tashi, impressing on the need and essence of Rural
Development programmes, lamented on the unsatisfactory implementation and progress
of Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana ( SGSY ) in the district. The objective to
generate self employment activities by venturing into viable economic activities
through SGSY has failed to live up to the expectations for which all the stake holders
are responsible, he said.
Though commendable job is being done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act (MG-NREGA) in the district, the misuse of CGI sheets and duplicity
in the names of the beneficiaries is a matter of concern which needs to be addressed
collectively and sincerely, he added.
Underscoring the need for a collective effort by the stake holders for success of
the various schemes, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary RT Khunjuju reiterated the need
and urgency for proper monitoring and follow-up actions. Keeping at bay the socio-political
differences, the PRI members need to whole-heartedly work for the upliftment of the
rural populace and development of the area, he added.
Earlier, MLA cum Chairman Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board T N Thongdok
and MLA Kumsi Sidisow highlighting the vital role played by the Rural Development
Agency impressed on proper implementation of the poverty alleviation programmes,
which in the long run, would bring the state at par with other developed states of
the country. Suggesting for identification and development of Anchal forests in the
district, Thongdok favored for adopting and popularizing horticultural activities
in order to have a permanent source of sustenance. With a view to facilitate the
rural poor with the benefits of the centrally sponsored schemes, MLA Kumsi urged
the PRI members and the officers to go a step further for proper and timely implementation
of the poverty alleviation programmes. Achievement of physical target is as important
as achieving the financial target, he added. In absence of the Member of Parliament
who is the chairman of the District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee (DLV&MC),
CEO cum Member Secretary DC Tashi chaired the meeting and called for the targets
specified and achievements made so far to be screened and debated upon in the house.
Project Director DRDA, SE (RWD), EE (PHED) and representative of the DD (ICDS) deliberated
on the targets earmarked and the achievements made so far in their respective departments.
Earlier, the Draft Annual Action Plans under SGSY, MG-NREGA, IAY & Up gradation,
IWMP, DRDA (Admin), SBP and CD Housing for the year 2011-12 were passed in Toto in
the Governing Body meeting but with suggestions for lesser but more people oriented
and viable schemes by MLA Thongdok and DC Tashi. Among others, all the ZPMs, Anchal
Chairpersons, Branch Managers and members of the Governing Body and the DLV&MC were
present in the meeting.
DASU places demands to BSNL
& power dept
ITANAGAR, June 14: The Dibang Adi Students' Union (DASU) has given seven days time
to the BSNL authorities to rectify various problems facing the consumers in Dambuk
In an ultimatum to the General Manager (Telecom) office, Arunachal Pradesh the union,
demanded 24 hrs BSNL mobile tower service of Dambuk, posting of regular staff at
Dambuk exchange and re-establishment of landline service at Dambuk.
The union said that numerous appleas have been sent to the BSNL which has been ignored.
While alleging that BSNL has come up with lame excuses every time demands were placed
before it, the Union said that it would be left with no option but to agitate if
the problems were not solved. The Union said that even though the power supply in
the area is not regular, the authorities could take refuge in solar energy to mitigate
the problems. The union also sought the attention of power department, Roing and
demanded un-interruption of eight(8) hours electricity supply in Dambuk.
DPD meeting held
PASIGHAT, June 14: A meeting on district level Panchayat developmental issues was
held under the chairmanship of ADC-cum-DPDO at the DC's Conference Hall here yesterday.
The meeting was attended by the EAC Panchayat Starlie Jamoh, ZPC Yiai Dabi, Member
Secretaries of all blocks, ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons.
The DPDO SC Debnath while appreciating for active participations, sought cooperation
to accelerate the implementation of rural development schemes for larger interest
of the people of the district.
The government spends lakhs of rupees for development in panchayats and therefore
Panchayat leaders and local administration have to deliver their best services to
the society in improving the living standard and to promote socioeconomic development
of the people of the district, Debnath added.
The house discussed various issues like appointment of computer operator and peon,
construction of Cultural activities ground, report of IMPRC building, notification
of Gram Panchayat Headquarter and constitution of VWSC. DIPRO