ITANAGAR, June 17: Dibang Adi Students’ Union condemned the recent alleged rape attempt
to students by a teacher at Peging Bote government secondary school, Riga East Siang
It also appealed to the Adi Baane Kebang and Adi Students’ Union to take up necessary
step with East Siang District Administration so that the culprit gets exemplary punishment
and suspension from his services.
ITANAGAR, June 17: All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purrang Sawa Students’ Union has appointed
Ashok Doka as new vice presidents of the union.
“Baseless, untrue statement”
ITANAGAR, June 17: The press statement regarding selection of Dobin Doke and Tamchi
Kache as president and general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association
(AAPCA) is totally baseless, untrue and fabricated, said Hina Nabam Mavan, who claimed
himself as the general secretary of the Association.
AAPCA headed by Doke in a release yesterday claimed that Mavan was removed from the
post of AAPCA general secretary and All India Chess Federation also recognized the
authority of Doke and Tamchi Kache as president and general secretary of the Association.
On the other hand Mavan claimed that Doke was removed from the post of president
as per bye laws of the Association and Tamchi is not even the executive member of
AAPCA. Claiming that AICF has no authority to select the executives of state level
chess association, he further termed the recognition of Doke and Tamchi by Federation
as ‘wrong information’.
Free Dental Health camp
ITANAGAR, June 17: Karuna Trust conducted a free dental camp at Kaho village on June
13. The camp is conducted as a part of series of its dental camp in its PHCs.
Similar camps were also organized at PHC’s Sangram, Wakka, Khimmiyong and Walong
PHCs this month.
During the camp, extractions and restorations of the teeth were done free of cost
and medication was also prescribed. Dr Eadara Srikanth, Dentist from Mysore rendered
his services in these camps. Anup Sarmah, Zonal head of north east, Karuna Trust
and the DC, DMO, DRCHO, CO and MO of all the PHCs extended their support in conducting
these camps and to mobilize the public.
The staffs of the PHCs were also trained for diagnosing the common dental problems
and its related problems.
ITANAGAR, June 17: Nyapin Sangram and Phassang Students Union strongly appealed to
the local MLA of 19 Nyapin constituency to look into the overall developmental activities
of the area and take up necessary step against government officers and officials
who are not residing in their respective posting places.
Food processing investors meet
ITANAGAR, June 17: North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited
is organizing one day food processing investor meet at Banquet Hall, Itanagar on
The programme would be inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture Hongchun Ngandam.
Agri. Deptt review meet
ITANAGAR, June 17: A review workshop on watershed development, extension reforms
(ATMA programme) and annual plan meeting of Agriculture department would be held
at Directorate of Agriculture from June 20-22.
During the meet annual action plan for 2011-12 would be finalize.
The programme will be attended by concerned Minister, Parliamentary Secretary, Chairman,
Agricultural Marketing Board, Secretary, Agriculture besides district and zonal heads
ILP checking drive
Seppa, June 17: An ILP checking drive was carried out in and around Seppa township
by Liken Koyu, Town Magistrate along with a Police team led by SI Padi Payeng.
A total of 51 ILP offenders were detained by the Executive Magistrate and Police
team during the checking drive and they were produced before the court.
The court fined Rs. 1000 each to 41 ILP offenders while 10 persons were released
after they produced documents. The court also directed the offenders to obtain proper
ILP within 7 days.
Gamlin pleads for adequate fund for development of priority sectors
ITANAGAR, June 17: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has appealed to
the North Eastern Council (NEC) for adequate fund and institutional support in
development of priority sectors like infrastructure, education, health, power, tourism
and border areas development, agri-horticulture and water resource in order to ensure
that the vision of a self-reliant Arunachal becomes a reality.
Addressing the 60th Plenary of the North Eastern Council at New Delhi yesterday,
the chief minister reaffirmed that the state Govt will continue to consider creation
of infrastructure and development of education, health, power, tourism, border areas
development, agri-horticulture and water resource as its priority sectors.
Pointing out the gigantic problems of unemployment in the North East region including
Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister emphasized on skill development of the youths in
sector like hospitality and nursing industry on priority basis. He sought fund and
technical assistance from NEC to enhance the skill and capacity of unemployed. “We
must work collectively to find ways by which our youth can be trained and can find
gainful employment. Its ramifications on the law and order scenario in the region
are too obvious to be pointed out,” he added.
Welcoming the NEC proposals for setting up of a North Eastern Cultural Centre at
New Delhi, Chief Minister called for adequate funding for preservation and promotion
of places of historical importance in North East, particularly Arunachal Pradesh.
He said a vital component of such funding should comprise capacity building of existing
staff who need to be re-trained as well as a substantial component on outreach programmes
The Chief Minister further said the introduction of the North Eastern Region Community
Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) in Tirap, Changlang and Lohit is eagerly awaited
by all of us. Once operationalized, the project is expected to bring about a sea
change in the socio-economic development of the area. The CM requested the Union
DoNER Ministry and the NEC to take up the project in coming financial year.
While pointing out the historical achievement of the mountaineers of the state, the
Chief Minister sought intervention of the NEC for early establishment of the proposed
Mountaineering Institute at Dirang in West Kameng district and requested the NEC
encourage and recognize the achievement of Everesters Tapi Mara, Anshu Jamsempa and
The future economic rejuvenation of the State lies in cross-border trade, the chief
minister said while adding that in consonance with the country’s Look East Policy,
opening up of borders with China, Bhutan and Myanmar for border trade is an urgent
necessity. He called upon the DoNER and the NEC to play a critical role in influencing
policy as well as expediting execution.
Pointing out the NEC-sanctioned scheme for basic amenities at Koloriang during the
last financial year, the Chief Minister pleaded for more NEC fund for implementation
of drinking water supply projects and for completion of ongoing projects. The State
Government is thankful to the NEC for considering its proposal for upgradation of
forest rest houses at important tourist destinations in the state. With tourism poised
as a major revenue player in the state’s economic growth, this will go a long way
in ameliorating the problem of lack of tourism infrastructure and will boost tourist
inflow in the State, he said.
The Chief minister said the Council’s initiative of earmarking an amount of Rs 10.00
crores for assistance for implementation of Small Hydro-Power projects is indeed
laudable. Since most of the North-East has very difficult terrain and is yet to be
connected by a high-voltage grid, Small Hydels are the ideal choice for taking power
connectivity to the remotest of villages. We need to think of more such innovative
projects that will, in turn, better the lives of people in our villages, he said.
A Project Monitoring and Implementation Software Module has recently been developed
by the Planning Department of Arunachal Pradesh, which we will also use to monitor
and upload the progress of NEC projects, the CM informed and requested the other
North East states to adopt the module.
Chief Minister, however, said that the projects sanctioned by NEC are not in the
order of priority list sent by the State Govt. Gamlin requested the Council Secretariat
to try and sanction projects only in the order projected by the state Govt. He further
called upon the NEC to consider the scheme for ‘Up gradation of Road from Jagun
Tinali (Assam) – Namchik – Miao to Vijaynagar’ which will provide connectivity to
the remotely located Circle HQ of Vijaynagar on priority under for the 12th Plan.
Highlighting the poor communication set up in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister said
there is a grave need for improvement of tele-communication services. Mere expansion
of coverage area and increase in subscriber base is rendered meaningless if the service
itself is unreliable, he said. Gamlin hoped that the scheme for “Augmentation, Creation
and Management of intra-district SDHQ-DHQ OFC network” will be implemented at the
earliest to mitigate the tele-communication constraints in the region, particularly
Requesting the authorities for early completion of the Bogibeel Bridge project over
river Brahmaputra for the benefit of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and North Assam,
the CM further requested the NEC for early completion of Tezu airport project which
will cater to the needs of six districts.
On financial position of the NEC, CM said that the sanctioning power of the NEC Secretariat
must be increased to at least ` 25 crores. He requested the Planning Commission
to allocate maximum resources possible to the NEC during 2011-12 to enable it to
complete as many of the ongoing projects as possible so that spilling over of schemes
from 11th to 12th Five Year Plan can be reduced to the extent possible.
“I would also like to acknowledge the support extended to us by the Government of
India during the entire period of the crisis and the tragic accident where we lost
our leader, former Chief Minister Dorjee Khanduji. We will remain grateful to you
for your solidarity and consolation. The task before us in Arunachal Pradesh today
is not an easy one. Khandu had set in motion a tremendous pace of development in
our State. It now becomes our foremost responsibility to ensure that this development
trajectory maintains its path and the dream of making Arunachal and its people prosperous,
self-reliant and happy is made real,” the chief minister added.
Participating in the deliberations on the second day of the plenary, Finance and
Planning minister Kalikho Pul today raised concern over the delay in the construction
of the green field airport at Itanagar.
He urged upon the Council to expedite the process considering the absence of air
connectivity. On the issue of the railway line from Harmutty to Naharlagun, he said
that not only is it important to complete the project by the 2012 timeline, but it
must also be ensured that the Rangiya-Rangapara-Harmutty conversion into broad gauge
must be completed by the same date for the new line to be of any use, as our link
point is at Harmutty. He also called for re-opening of the rail line to Bhalukpong
as it was a vital link in the PDS network.
Governor emphasizes on opening of border points, air connectivity and rail link
Arunachal Pradesh Governor J J Singh has emphasized on opening of border points,
air connectivity, railway link, promotion of tourism and development of power sector
in the state.
Addressing the 60th Plenary of North Eastern Council at New Delhi on June 16, the
Governor said India India has to look East through the North–East. While reiterating
state’s request on developing the historic Stilwell Road and opening Border Trade
across Pangsau pass to provide a viable and important land-link between North-East
India and South-East Asia, Governor said, “by opening the road, we would definitely
be providing a valuable route for a boost to the economy of the North-Eastern States
and for movement of people, tourists in particular. Once the entire stretch of the
road is usable, its formal opening is inevitable and is bound to happen sooner or
later. The opening of this road can transform the economy of the under-developed
and insurgency-affected North Eastern region of the country by making it a production
hub for feeding the Myanmarese and western Chinese markets.
Further highlighting the importance of the land route, Gen Singh said, currently,
most imports from Myanmar and China are being channelled through the Kolkata dock,
which is a much longer sea-route than the Stilwell Road. The opening of this road
would reduce transportation costs between China and India by more than 30%, he said.
Welcoming the token provision of Rs. 20.00 lakhs kept in the Annual Plan 2011-12
of the Council under ‘Support to Look East Policy Initiatives – Border Trade’ for
conducting the study on Border Trade through Research and Information Systems, New
Delhi, Governor suggested that some other local-level initiatives must also be incorporated
under this head by increasing the amount indicated.
Pleading the case of air connectivity to the state, Governor expressed gratitude
to Union DoNER Minister BK Handique for getting the frequency of flights between
Guwahati and Lilabari increased to 6 days a week. He also suggested the Council
to explore the possibility of starting a direct Boeing flight between New Delhi and
Lilabari till such time as a new airport comes up at Itanagar.
Requesting the Ministry of Railways to start broad-gauging of Rangia-Rangapara stretch
within this financial year itself, so that works are completed by March 2012, Governor
pointed that a more than 100 km stretch of the Harmuti-Rangia link (i.e. Rangia-Rangapara
stretch) is still on meter gauge and there is no near-term possibility of the conversion
of the same to broad gauge. In the absence of broad gauging of this stretch, it will
have to use meter-gauge coaches which run at an average speed of about 30 km/ hour
on more than half of the Guwahati-Itanagar route. Again passengers will have to get
down and change trains midway where the route specifications change. This change
of trains will discourage movement of goods. It will thus take more than 10 hours
to reach Guwahati from Itanagar and this will make this link, practically of no use
to anyone. He also urged upon the ministry to ensure adequate railway rakes as it
non-availability has impact on public distribution system.
Highlighting on the tourism prospective of the state, Gen Singh said, the number
of tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh is far below the optimal potential. This,
he reasoned, is both because of lack of available infrastructure and also the administrative
arrangements in place. Stating that the tourism development in the State is in nascent
stage, Governor called upon the Council to provide both financial and technical support
to the State in the development of its tourist potential and also to approve projects
for adventure tourism, golf tourism, heli-tourism, eco-tourism and rural tourism
Imploring the Union Minister for DoNER for sanctioning the 132 KV Trans-Arunachal
Power Grid on the highest priority, Governor pointed, the NER Vision 2020 document
has rightly recognized the importance of ‘Power’ as the engine of growth for the
North-East, and in future, 90% of the total power to be generated from within the
NE region would come from Arunachal Pradesh. However, it is unfortunate that my State,
which is supposed to be self-sufficient in power, and also feed the entire country
in the years to come, is a net importer of power from Assam at present. This is mainly
because of lack of an internal grid which prevents the evacuation of surplus power
from one part of the State to another.
Emphasizing on giving health as a priority area of the Council, Gen Singh advocated
for enhancing the provision from Rs. 5.00 crores to Rs. 20.00 crores. Further, purchase
of sophisticated high-end medical equipment should be allowed under NEC projects
in the health sector, he added.
Governor also requested the council to take up the funding of a National Institute
of Mountaineering cum Adventure Sports at Dirang in West Kameng District of Arunachal
Pradesh in phases by ear-marking atleast Rs. 10.00 crores in this financial year.
Gen Singh also touched on poor telecom connectivity in the North Eastern region.
Proposing on making 3rd party monitoring mandatory for all NEC projects and an amount
of 0.5% of the total project amount may be utilized by the concerned State for this
purpose, Gen Singh said, my state has been a pioneer in the field of 3rd party monitoring
of projects. Institutionalization of 3rd party monitoring systems has brought us
rich dividends in the form of timely completion of works maintaining the highest
standards of quality. We have extended the ambit of 3rd party monitoring to SPA and
BADP projects as well. My State has already set up a State Innovation Council on
the lines of National Innovation Council under the chairmanship of Sam Pitroda, he
Extending a personal thank to NEC Secretary for sanctioning the project for ‘Renovation
of 17 existing Forest Guest Houses’, Gen Singh said, this is an exemplary project
and will be a brilliant demonstration of how minimal resources can be used to leverage
maximum benefit out of existing infrastructure which is lying dysfunctional.
In his concluding remark, reiterating that all the member States must continue to
be guided by the NER Vision 2020 document to chalk out programs for the development
of the region, Governor said, our annual plans and five-year plans must always be
aimed at realizing the goals we set for ourselves when we adopted this document collectively.
In his address, while remembering Late Dorjee Khandu, Governor said, in his sad demise,
we have all lost a very close friend, an ever-helping individual, a leader of men
and a father-figure for the State.
Arunachal pays last tribute to
TAWANG June 17: “Jha Jhipchijirgu” (49th Day puja) of former Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu, who died in a tragic circumstance on April 30 last along with four others,
was performed here at Lemberdung.
Religiously known as “Bhumchoi” and offering of “Tsok”, this puja is basically performed
to liberate the wandering soul to the path of righteousness. It is also believed,
through Bhumchoi performed on the 49th day of one’s death, could steer the soul towards
a higher rebirth in life form or to heaven.
In the Lamaist Buddhism, offering of “Tsok” is traditionally referred to as the gathering
of ‘delightful substances’, refers to the food and drink that is offered to the Mandala
of deities and the soul. After chanting of mantras appeasing the deities and the
departed the soul, the Tsok is distributed by the practitioner to the gathering.
Tsok is a profound method of purification, a profound way of gaining realisations
and covers the entire path to enlightenment from beginning to end.
As many as 500 lamas from Ganden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery (Tawang Monastery) performed
the religious rituals amidst family members of the Late Chief Minister and their
People who had travelled all the way from various parts of the state and the country
paid their last respect to the departed soul and offered their prayers. Some Bhutanese
nationals were also seen in the puja venue who had travelled all the way across the
border to pay their respectful adieu to the great personality.
Pema Khandu, son of Late Chief Minister and presently Minister Tourism and WRD along
with his family members extended their sincere gratitude to the people for expressing
their love and respect to late Khandu. He also made special mention to all the media
fraternity for their constant support in the hour of crisis and expressed his profound
gratitude to them.
Parliamentary Secretary Chief Minister’s office Tsewang Dhondhup, Dirang MLA Phurpa
Tsering, Tawang SP and DC in charge along with various head of offices and public
leaders, villagers and office staff participated in the Puja. The 49th day religious
rituals of former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu was also performed today at Siddharth
vihar by Buddhist Cultural Society,Itanagar.
This ritual is performed for the soul to take the final farewell from amongst its
near and dear ones to find refuge either at a womb to attain rebirth in life or
go to heaven as per his karma. Today is the day when people can pay their last tribute
to the departed soul, so people from all walks of life along with offerings thronged
at the Gonpa to pay their last respects and prayed for the beloved soul to rest in
The ritual started with a prayer, the sound of drums resonated in the background
as if it were singing an elegy. The prayer flag (tharcho) containing OM MANE PADME
HUNG which means to purify all sins was hoisted near the Stupa. Later, the prayer
continued with lighting of lamp and offering of TSOKHAR which was later distributed
to the people.
The same ritual was also performed at the private residence and CM’s bunglow. Besides,
the Security Staff of CM office distributed fruits to the indoor patients of R.K.
Mission Hospital on the day. DIPR
44th Dree football Tournament
Zamra, Diibo Sports Club storm into semis
ZIRO, Jun 17: Zamra Club (ZC) and Diibo Sports Club (DSC) stormed into the semifinals
of the 44th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli here today.
Zamra Club pipped Hari Sports Club 1-0 in the first quarterfinals while Diibo Sports
Club survived some tense moment to register 4-3 (6-5) tie-breaker win over Puchi
Putii Club in the second quarterfinals of the day.
Zamra took the lead in 4th minutes into the match through a goal from Bullo Lailyang
which later turned out to be the match winner.
In the second quarterfinals, Diibo Sports Club was leading 2-1 till the first half
with two goals from Koj Chotu.
Stung by the goals, PPC launched counter attack and reduced the margin to 2-1 by
scoring a goal in 39th minute by Nada Tado.
The excitement of the match reached its peak when Chiging Pullo, the captain of PPC
restored parity in 59th minutes (2-2).
The winner was decided through tie-breaker after both the teams failed to break the
deadlock in regulation and extra time.
The third quarterfinal match will be played between Sojang Lapang Sports Club and
All Hija Sports Association tomorrow at 1 pm while Laji Bogia Sports Club will
clash with Youngest Club Hari in fourth quarterfinals at 2.30 pm.
Capital Complex Dree Football tourney from today
ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Dree Football Tournament -2011 organised by Capital Complex Dree
Festival Committee will begin at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow.
The tournament is being organized in two categories of Junior and Senior.
All the 10 participating teams in the Junior category are divided into four groups
with winners of each group advancing to the semifinals.
Group ‘A’ comprises O.A. Foundation FC Ita, TTTICACA and Service XI, Group B consists
of AASTEE Club, Puchi Putii FC and Jonex FC while Group ‘C’ has Miichi United FC.
X.JNV Yachuli. Puri Symbiosis College FC and E Sector FC, Nlg are in Group ‘D’.
The four teams participating in Senior category are Next Generation Club, Khongkhung,
Hero’s Club and Itanagar FC.
The inaugural match will be played between OA Foundation and TTTICACA at 2.30 pm
while Next Generation Club (NGC) and Khongkhung will lock horns with each other in
the second match of the day at 3.40 pm.
Semifinals of both the categories will be held on June 26 while the finals will be
played on June 28.
Forums decry ‘conspiracy’ to frame RTI activist, demand arrest of all accused
ITANAGAR, June 17: The 9th Chayangtajo Intellectual Forum expressed serious concern
over criminal conspiracy hatched against Payi Gyadi, the Chairman Sango Lamte Foundation
and an RTI activist by planting grenades and pistol in his car.
He was fighting against the illegal appointment in Govt job through forged documents,
The Forum, in an emergency meeting here today, resolved to pursue the issue persistently
till the arrest of the main culprit behind the conspiracy. The Forum appealed to
the investigating agency to maintain professionalism and book all the culprits who
are still at large.
It demanded the Chief Minister, President APCC and AICC for immediate removal of
Minister Atum Welly, who was allegedly involved in illegal appointment, from the
council of Ministers to ensure free and fair investigation into the case.
It further demanded the administration not to enlarge the accused on bail till the
investigation is completed and all culprits are booked and punished as per law.
The Forum, meanwhile, expresses its appreciation to the Itanagar police for timely
arrest of the accused persons and further appealed to the law enforcing agent to
investigate the case without prejudice and pressure from any quarters including politicians
in order to unearth the truth.
Kameng Citizen’s Forum (KCF) also condemned the criminal conspiracy hatched against
RTI activist Gyadi.
Lauding the City SP Chukhu Apa and his team for arresting three persons involved
in the case, KCF demanded the authority not to grant any bail plea to the accused
for smooth investigation into the case. KCF appealed to the State Government to
hand over the case to either National Investigating Agency (NIA) or Central Bureau
of Investigation (CBI) to unearth the real conspirators who were behind the plan.
It further demanded Minister Atum Welly and Chief Information Commissioner YD Thongchi
to step down from their respective posts by owning moral responsibly over the issue
of alleged illegal appointments of their relatives in lucrative Govt posts.
BJP denounces charges of APCC
ITANAGAR, June 17: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh today denounces
and strongly repudiated the APCC’s ‘wild accusation’ on party of hoodwinking the
countrymen on corruption and black money issues.
Reacting to the press statement of the APCC which appeared in local media on May
14, the BJP said that democracy is not purely a political affair or merely a political
concept. Persons who elected their leaders today are capable of thinking deeper meaning
of democracy. A democratic attitude requires appreciation, it said.
Pointing out the midnight barbaric incident at Ramleela ground, Delhi, the Party
said the incident exposed the attitude of the Congress which will not tolerate anything
that goes against its vested interest to perpetuate a monstrous regime of corruption.
The party wanted to know why Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev was allowed to stage a campaign
against corruption at Ramleela ground if it was illegal? The manner in which the
Congress led UPA government used “brute force” on Satyagrahees is a blot on our
democracy, the party said.
The state BJP said, the party will support the organizations or individuals who
raise the issues of national importance and public interests from any corner of
the country with open mind and will not tolerate abuse of the constitution of the
land. The Party said that Congress should find out ways and means to address the
problems and grievances raised at different forums instead of misleading the people
by dragging BJP and RSS to controversy.
It is the Congress which disgraced the democracy and Parliament and also discredited
and subverted democratic process in the country time and again by using police force,
the BJP said.
The APCC should rather tell their government to aggressively pursue with the Centre
on the Brahmaputra dam in China issue for which the UPA government earlier denied
any such constructions taking place in China. The other part of the International
Border – China which claimed whole of Arunachal Pradesh as their territory is again
coming from land to water which needs be taken up with the Centre aggressively at
least when Assam Government headed by its Chief minister, Tarun Gogoi camping in
New Delhi, the BJP said in a release.
Centre promises to introduce Delhi-Lilabari direct air service
New Delhi, June 17: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Valayar Ravi has promised
to introduce direct flight from New Delhi to Lilabari for the convenience of people
of Arunachal Pradesh.
The minister gave the assurance while responding to a memorandum submitted to him
by Arunachal Pradesh Minister for PWD and UD Nabam Tuki here today. He also assured
to look into the request for converting the Naharlagun Heliport to short take-off
and landing (STOL) airport, according to a communique.
Tuki, who met the Union Civil Aviation Minister today, in his memorandum requested
the Union Minister to convert the Naharlagun heliport into STOL port and introduce
direct flights from the National Capital to Lilabari via Guwahati since the timing
of present Kolkotta-Guwahati-Lilabari air service by Indian Airlines was not suitable
for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Lazu remains cut off from rest of the world
KHONSA, June 17: Lazu, one of the remote circle headquarters bordering Myanmar about
48 Km from the district headquarters here is still cut off from rest of the country
due to road blockade since May 20 last.
The Khonsa-Lazu road the life-line of Lazu administrative circle has been blocked
by a massive landslide near Pongkong village triggered by torrential rain over last
few months. All efforts of the BRTF to restore communication have become futile as
the entire hillock is sinking.
Due to the road blockade the essential commodities in Lazu have exhausted and the
people are facing untold sufferings. As there is no hope of reopening the road, the
district administration and department of Food and Civil Supplies had requested
the state Government to resort to airlifting of essential items for Lazu.
The CO, Lazu L.N Naam and DF&CSO Amit Bengia are in touch with concerned authorities
to expedite airlifting of essential ration commodities. Local MLA Y. Matey while
expressing his concern over the road blockade has assured of all kind of help from
his side. DIPRO
Anini JNV needs Govt attention: Union
ROING, Jun 17: The All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) has condemned the attitude
of those responsible government authorities and elected representatives for the deplorable
state of centrally sponsored school Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Anini.
“Such insincerity in discharging the roles and responsibilities,” the union said
“shows lack of interest, which otherwise JNV Anini could have become the ‘Mecca’
of education in the district.”
The community student’s apex body appreciated the media in highlighting the issues
of remote and far flung region like Anini, miles away from power centres and the
glare of those in power and authority.
At the same time it also urged for respect towards print Medias in the state. The
union said it believes the press is the most potent weapon in a democracy, which
helps the views and opinions of the common people to penetrate across the thick walls
of bureaucracy, into the thick skin of the policy makers.
The promise of education minister Bosiram Siram to provide appropriate subject teachers
has failed to materialize, the union noted. “Even the visit of the Director of School
Education in the month of January last has failed to empower any future scope of
revival. In such a grim scenario, a proper and healthy functioning JNV in Anini can
right away help redress half of the education related issues within the district.”
“Because it is only in today’s schools and classrooms, future of a society is moulded
and shaped”, said AIMSU President Malo Linggi. “Today’s schools and classrooms are
a mother’s wombs for the birth of tomorrow’s diplomats, leaders, bureaucrats, businessmen,
on whose shoulder lie’s the responsibility of taking a country towards the vibrant
pinnacle of its glory”.
The union felt the Vidyalaya management committee under the leadership of the DC
and DDSE, Anini has failed to monitor, cross check and give reminders to the other
concerned parties responsible for the construction of the institution. It also demanded
an enquiry be constituted to look into the supply of sub standard iron bed at the
exorbitant rate of Rs 5500.
The prolong absence of Deputy Director (DD) of District Urban Development Agency
(DUDA) from the district headquarters, the union said, was also a major cause for
irritation and slow progress of the infrastructural development.
The student body strongly condemned the DD for not adorning the role of executing
as well supervisory body in ensuring that the contractor completes the construction
work of school building within the stipulated time frame. It also appealed the contractor,
MM project to be sincere and responsible while executing the work on JNV school building.
Appealing to the elected representatives, public, prominent and common people to
cooperate with the staffs and teachers of the school, JNV in a remote location like
Anini, the union said that is a boon. And therefore the sacrifice of the teachers
coming from different parts of the country should, the student body said should be
properly and adequately acknowledged through helpful means and not as uncivilized
barbarians with thirst and lust only for money.
On its part, the union general secretary, Rajiv Mihu said that AIMSU being a students’
body, the core issue of the union has always been education. “We will fight tooth
and nail to see that JNV Anini gets ‘what is due to it’ and that it becomes a ‘Mecca’
of education in the district of Dibang Valley.”
Farmers training prog at FTC Kherem
ITANAGAR, June 17: A District level farmers training programme was conducted at FTC
Kherem by ATMA, Lohit Dist in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lohit on June
15. A total of 33 farmers and farm women attended the programme. In the inaugural
session Chow M. Chowlu, PD ATMA Lohit briefed about the importance of cultivation
of HYV of rice in a scientific manner for increasing yield.
Debasish Borah, Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy), KVK Lohit dist. trained the
farmers about “Scientific cultivation practices if rice” including detailed information
on HYV of rice, INM, Manuring and fertilization, nursery management, intercultural
practices and improved machineries for rice cultivation. He also taught the farmers
about the method of soil sample collection for laboratory analysis.
Madhumita Sonowal Bora, Subject Matter Specialist (Plant Protection), KVK Lohit Dist
trained the farmers about the Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPM & IDM)
of rice. M. N. Bori, ADO Chongkham briefed about production of Vermicompost and Ginger
C. P. Sharma, PTO, FTC Kherem requested the farmers to increase the use of organics
for cultivation. Farmers are shown the soil test laboratory established at FTC Kherem
by Z. Prasad. The training concluded with vote of thanks from Z. Prasad of FTC Kherem.
PMGSY scheme brings cheer to the people
AALO, June 17: Rumgong ZPM Tapang Jerang urged the department concerned for taking
up of PMGSY scheme for Molom to Yosing village on priority basis.
Addressing a gathering in thanks giving function held at community hall Mopung for
the successful and timely completion of 18 Km pt of Patum Rumgong road to Molom stage-I
PMGSY project which was executed by PA holder M/s Tamchi Kusuk, Itanagar under the
RWD Aalo Division and firm M/S Bumi-Kioyi Enterprise, Jerang lauded both the contractor
and the department for their relentless efforts in completing the project in time.
Expressing satisfaction over work culture of the department, the local HGB, GBs,
publics and road committee president Tapang Tali acknowledged the RWD Aalo for their
public service and urged them to take up black topping works in the same line.
Er. D, Kambo, EE RWD Aalo and Samarjit Singh, AE RWD Kaying elaborated on PMGSY guidelines
of the project and other departmental issues of the area. DIPRO
ABC team meet Everester Anshu
BOMDILA, June 17: A 23 members Motor Bike Expedition team led by Jose Nabam, President
of Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) met Anshu Jamsenpa yesterday at Bomdila. Anshu who
is mother of two recently created a world record in mountaineering. She interacted
and shared her experiences with the ABC team members who had come from different
parts of the state including Khonsa and Tuting.
Anshu expressed her gratitude to ABC members who had earlier given her a rousing
reception at Hollongi Check gate on 5th June and took a Bike Rally from Hollongi
to Itanagar to welcome her.
The Motor Bike Expedition team members were later felicitated by Arunachal Mountaineering
& Adventure Sports Association (AMASA). Presenting a silk scarf ‘Khada’ to each of
the member, President, AMASA Tsering Wange said that ABC was doing a yeoman service
by creating awareness about adventure sports and eco tourism among the Arunachalee
masses. He also extended his gratitude to all the members who in spite of rainy weather
and bad roads made it to Tawang to pay homage to the great son of the soil late
Sangey Lhamu, Secretary, AMASA wished the ABC members safe biking back home as ‘Royal
Bullets’. There after they made their way towards Bhalukpong enroute to Itanagar
while scores of onlookers cheered them.
Regular supply of PDS item in East Kameng demanded
ITANAGAR, June 17: The people of East Kameng District are facing near starvation
due to acute shortage of ration items.
Describing the hardship faced by the people of the District due to non-availability
of ration items, the East Kameng unit of All Nyishi Youth Association demanded the
authority to ensure regular supply of such items in the district. ANYA criticized
the carriage contractors of the district for failing to lift PDS items from FCI godowns
on time which has created the artificial food crisis.
The Association further appealed to the power department to ensure regular supply
of electricity in the district. It said that disruption in power supply to the district
has severely affected the daily life of common people as well as the functioning
of hospitals, various Govt offices, educational institutions, business establishments.
Blood is thicker than water
Two weeks back one of our brothers Toi Sora of village Taba Sora, West Siang district
was electrocuted. The effect of electrocution was too severe that both of his hands
began to shrink. First he was admitted at Hospital Aalo, later he was evacuated to
R K Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
Reaching Itanagar we began to face numerous problems as the state Capital is completely
new for us. In the meantime, doctors advised to evacuate him to Guwahati for emergency
treatment as his condition was very critical. In the hours of helplessness, I met
the president of Bogum Ao Foundation Tony Koyu who came out to be kind hearted.
On his request, the members of Bogum clan extended financial contribution for treatment
of our brother. We are really blessed by clan members. I shall remain ever grateful
to Tony Koyu and clan members for their generous contribution. I have now realized
that blood is thicker than water and also understand the role of such welfare society.
The problem is everywhere in the state
Through your esteemed daily I would like to appreciate the 7 days ultimatum given
by the D.A.S.U (Dibang Adi Student Union) to the BSNL for the improvement of its
service in the Dibang district of our state on Wednesday. It is indeed regrettable
to utter that not only in the mentioned district but in the other districts also
like Upper Subansiri, East Kameng, West Siang, Kurung Kumey etc. the service provided
by the BSNL is not up to the mark. Every time we dial the number we get only one
common answer that is the “the call cannot be completed at the moment” or “all the
channels are currently busy, please try after sometime”. These words although sweet
to hear but of course more embarrassing and after sometimes comes every time but
the call never goes. The only thing we can do is ‘message’ ‘message’ and message
instead of making a call. But the more concerned is that many times we came across
the issue of the bad service by the BSNL in the daily paper but they fail to mitigate
the problem facing by the people of our state. It is sad to state that the authority
is very much irresponsible, how come they just neglect the grievance so easily.
Thus in this context I appeal to the authority concerned to look into the matter
so seriously otherwise the authority should know the step taken up by the D.A.S.U.
is indication that the war has began against them and if the same problem persist
in the concerned area and the other areas of our state then we will too start democratic
movement until they are replaced by the other private limited service providers
like Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone etc. so, lest they are thrown out should act immediately.
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