ITANAGAR, June 26: The AMYAA (NGO) of Namphai-I, Miao in its drive towards empowerment
of rural women through economic development formed 3 SHGs, namely, Mihnu SHG at
Havi Village, Shichah SHG at New Longkey Village and Numey SHG at Kuttom Village
of Kharsang Circle under Khagam CD Block Miao of Changlang District. R. K. Paul Chawang,
Jangam Pansa and Alisha Mossang of AMYAA organized the SHG formation programme in
all the three villages. A total of 45 women, 15 in each SHG have become members
of 3 SHG formed today. The AMYAA (NGO) was supported by NABARD RO, Itanagar for formation
of 34 SHGs in Changlang District. The AMYAA in her bottom-top approach follows community
based participatory model, and makes the grassroots community member active players
in their own development.
Dree at Aalo
ITANAGAR, June 26: The Apatanis residing in West Siang district would celebrate Dree
festival in a befitting manner at Aalo on July five.
Special attraction of the celebration would be inter-tribe cultural exchange programme
besides cultural and sporting events.
A two-day social service is being organized on July three and four as part of the
celebration to clean the festival ground.
West Siang deputy commissioner Amjad Tak and former minister Doi Ado are expected
to attend the festival as chief guest and guest of honour.
Ill treatment resented
ITANAGAR, June 26: The Arunachal Citizens’ Rights (ACR) has vehemently condemned
the alleged ill treatment against Chief of the Khela village on June 25 by 19-Assam
Rifles personnel at Khonsa.
ACR in a release today claimed that Tumwang Lowang, Chief of Khela village of Nocte
tribe and a senior citizen of the district was called to AR camp where he was allegedly
abused by personnel. Terming it very unfortunate and illegal act on the part of
AR officer, ACR said such behavior goes against the very concept of a civilized society
and it is violation of human rights.
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Tai Hipik, ASM, 55-Pakba-II under Sangram CD block of Kurung Kumey
district has resigned from the post of ASM on personal ground, according to a signed
ITANAGAR, June 26: The Megu Welfare Society, Itanagar unit has felicitated Class
X and XII toppers of the society. Ome Megu, Sweety Megu and others were felicitated
for securing grade 9 and above in the CBSE exams in a function held here today. The
toppers were honoured with certificate of appreciation, trophy and cash prizes.
The original schedule for 32nd Kalachakra initiation is from 31st December 2011
to 10th January 2012, not 30th December as mentioned in yesterday’s issue of this
daily. The error is regretted.
Consultative meet oppose NPF
move in state
ITANAGAR, June 26: The state level consultative meeting on the Naga People’s Front
(NPF)’ decision to launch its Arunachal Pradesh unit has unanimously resolved to
oppose the launching of NPF unit in the state. The consultative meeting held at Banquet
Hall here today under the initiatives of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)
was attended by the representatives of all political parties, student’s organizations,
civil societies, NGOs and media persons and AAPSU executive members. The house observed
that Article 2 (c) of the NPF constitution has ‘revealed the ulterior motive and
the agenda of the NPF’s intrusion in Arunachal Pradesh which is to promote and propagate
communal and ethnic politics in the state, particularly in Tirap and Changlang and
thereby to disintegrate the unity and integrity of the land and its people.
Launching NPF in the state is a serious menace to the unity and integrity of the
state, the house opined and resolved that all political parties cutting across the
party affiliation and NGOs would fight tooth and nail against political intrusion
and launching of NPF in the state.
The members present in the consultative meeting further resolved to constitute a
high power committee consisting socio-political and academic experts to put all out
efforts on the issue and also empowered the AAPSU to take the lead in this regard.
While resolving to launch a social boycott against the NPF urging people to refrain
from joining it, the house endorsed AAPSU to lead a delegation of high power committee
to the state government, and pressurize government to initiate prompt action to stop
intrusion and launching of NPF in the state.
Earlier, expressing concern over the NPF launching its wing in the state particularly
at trouble torn districts like Tirap and Khonsa, AAPSU president Takam Tatung vowed
that NPF would not be allowed to function in the state since the party has ulterior
motive, which would cause territorial threat to state. He lamented over participation
of less number of legislators in the consultative meet and demanded explanation from
AAPSU general secretary Tujum Poyum wondered what benefits the people of Arunachal
Pradesh will get from NPF. Former AAPSU president Dominic Tadar appealed all political
parties to come out in opposing NPF move.
Former AAPSU leader Gumjum Haider suggested that responsibilities to oppose NPF
to be fixed at state government. Journalist turned lawyer T.T Tara suggested for
constitution of high power committee with members from different political parties
and AAPSU to work out the issue.
Among others PPA president Kameng Ringu, Taba Tagam NCP representative, Tara Bagang,
a senior citizen from East Kameng district, Babu Tingum, vice president of All Tirap
District Students Union also spoke on the occasion.
Cyclone hits Bordumsa, minor dies
Bordumsa June 26: A low intensity cyclone which hit Bordumsa ADC HQ and its adjoining
villages yesterday at about 4 pm left a minor boy dead and roof tops of several SPT
and kutcha houses uprooted, according to a release issued by Bordumsa ADC.
The 8-year-old boy, who was killed in cyclone, was identified as Elias Minj of Kumung
The tragic incident occurred when a heavy branch of a tree fell down in front of
the house of the deceased and hit the boy causing fatal head injuries. He was hurried
off to the CHC Bordumsa where he was declared brought dead by doctors, the release
Bordumsa Additional Deputy Commissioner K Riba met the parents of the deceased at
Kumung Pathar village and handed over them few amounts as an immediate relief.
Power supply at several places in between Bordumsa and Wagun Ghat and Bordumsa to
Pengree, Assam was also affected due to falling down of several standing trees and
bamboos over the HT lines.
Restoration work was going on in war footing. However, it will take a couple of days
to restore power supply in remote areas and entire Bordumsa township as well as adjoining
villages of Bordumsa circle.
The extent of the damage caused to the properties of individuals including standing
crops by the cyclone are yet to be assessed.
UPA Govt serious for development in every state: Tuki
3 ASMs join Congress
ITANAGAR, June 26: Kakoi ASM Gyamar Sikap, Dorpa ASM Tana Yamuk, Lower Jumi ASM Takio
Tayu have joined Indian National Congress (INC) along with their GPMs and more than
3000 supporters in front of APCC president Nabam Tuki, Doimukh MLA and parliamentary
Secretary Nabam Rebia at a mass rally cum joining ceremony at Kimin yesterday,informed
APCC spokesman Nabam Vivek in a release today.
While accepting their joining, APCC president Nabam Tuki highlighted the various
welfare schemes adopted by UPA-I and UPA II governments.
Tuki said that increase in funding to state govts indicates how serious the Congress
led UPA Government is for the development of every state. He referred to the 28%
increase in Annual Plan outlay of Arunachal Pradesh this fiscal year.
The NDA Government’s funding policy on population basis was very much detrimental
for the development of small state like Arunachal Pradesh due to which villages are
still in under development stage, Tuki said.
On corruption issue, Tuki said that arrest of many corrupt politicians, bureaucrats
in the recent past speaks volume about the firm step taken by the UPA Governments
On Baba Ramdev issue, Tuki said that “he is a Yoga Guru only; but not a political
guru. If he is so much interested in politics, he should fight election. But it is
also sure that he will never win.” He also described how Ramdev’s recent move ‘backed
by RSS and BJP’ to ‘fulfill his political ambition’ has become a big flop.
Parliamentary Secretary Rebia also spoke on the occasion.
A two minutes silence was observed to pray for former chief minister late Dorjee
Mega health mela at Raga
ITANAGAR, June 26: A mega health mela was organized by District Health Society, Lower
Subansiri at Raga yesterday.
Blood tests for various diseases, including sputum tests for TB, HIV test and counselling,
hepatitis test, immunization, ultra-sonography, X-ray were done during the day-long
Health Mela. Display of different types of health stalls were other attraction of
The mela was conducted under the physical supervision of Dr. K. Basar, DRCHO and
Dr. Toyum Doke Lendo medical officer, PHC Raga.
Gynaecologist Dr. H Tadi, Orthopaedician Dr. H Takar, Dr. Tali DMO incharge, dental
doctor, eye specialist, Dr. Gyaty Mary, MO Boa Simla, Pathologist Dr. Joram Kope
were the doctors among others who rendered services in the health camp.
MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, who inaugurated the health mela, thanked
the District Health Society for organizing the much needed programme and assured
his help in such future programme.
The people of Raga also thanked Dr. K Basar, DRCHO and his team and District Health
Society for conducting the all important health mela and Dr. T Doke Lendo Medical
officer Raga for convincing the District Health Society and making the mela possible
The ASHAs of Raga area also contributed from their side for the success of the programme.
Intl. Day against Drug Abuse observed in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, June 26: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society observed International
Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking along with rest of the world
In the state capital, Itanagar, a seminar competition on the topic “Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS
and the Youth” was organized to mark the day at Green Mount School, Itanagar. Konika
Choudhary, a student of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya won the first prize. The second
prize was shared by Ngurang Anam and Yayam Bagang of Green Mount School, Itanagar.
Mihin Tarju of Kingcup School, Itanagar won the third prize.
All together ten students gave presentation on the topic representing various schools
of the capital complex.
Dr. Kartik Nishing, Director Health Services, Naharlagun while attending the programme
as the Chief Guest appreciated the young participants for creating awareness on drug
abuse and HIV/AIDS through their seminar presentation. He was also happy to see more
girl participants saying that “when you educate a boy you educate one person but
when you educate a girl, you are educating a generation.”
Dr. Emi Rumi asked the young participants, who are the future of the state in particular
and nation in general, to make this earth a better place to live. While quoting the
message of Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki Moon, Dr Rumi said that the
menace of Drug Abuse is not confined to any particular region. It’s a global threat
and threat to existence of mankind. However it can be tackled effectively with the
active participation of the youth, civil society and every individual.
Higio Aruni, Secretary of Green Mount School in her speech emphasized on the role
of government agencies to create awareness on Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS.
Tashor Pali, Dy. Director (IEC) APSACS gave a power point presentation on the topic
“Menace of Drug Abuse and Remedy for it”
Dr. Marto Ete, Bikash Bage and Yowa Anya attended the programme as the panel of
Apart from the state capital, the day was also observed in 8 other district headquarters
of the state with various literary and sports activities.
Singa wailing for development
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed tremendous growth and development in
economic, structural, technological, communication and industrial sectors in the
last two decades. But the pillars of modernization, globalization and technological
renaissance is scattered only upto the towns and the cities. The heart and soul of
Arunachal – our rural villages are still deprived of the light of development.
Singa, a small village blessed with scenic beauty, natural vegetation and rich wildlife,
biodiversity, lying in the outskirts of the Upper Siang district, is one such village
wailing for development. Singa is located around 94 kms away from the nearest town
Tuting and is surrounded by mountains and China border in north. Its population mainly
constitutes of Idu Mishmis, Membas and Khambas. It is really shameful to state that
the concerned government authorities have still not been able to connect this village
to the rest of the district via road network. As a result the people of Singa walk
all the way to Tuting to access the basic needs for their livelihood. And it will
surely surprise you that they walk for two days on foot. It explains how hard life
Electricity and health services are inefficient and inadequate. Due to unfavourable
landscape wet farming is impossible here, so dry jhum farming is practiced along
the hill slopes. As a result the cultivated production is not sufficient to satisfy
their annual needs, and the people are compelled to visit Tuting to meet their daily
The most effective and widespread communicational means of our present age is the
mobile network. But sadly the authorities could not provide network connectivity
to this lonesome village. Every year projects are made, sanctions are made and also
authorities promise that “road will be soon connected” but two decades have passed
and it still remains a dream. The government has never been able to provide a better
life to the people of Singa but made it worse by regulating various wildlife Acts
and declaring hunting as illegal and punishable Act. We do agree that wildlife conservation
is important for ecological balance, but isn’t it considerable for a population of
mere 300 people. Hunting is the traditional way of living for the local tribes, but
now they are also devoid of their traditional way of livelihood.
The hardships and pain the people of Singa undergo to continue the struggle for existence
depicts the true spirit of Arunachalis of never giving up. Lets speak out loud about
every single untouched and neglected lands of our Arunachal, so that they too taste
the fruits of development. Singa is a land blessed with natural vegetation, paradise
like scenic beauty and is an ideal destination for tourists. Just a little attention
is required from the government authorities. Lets hope that the new CM along with
his council of ministers works their best for our state and bring the much needed
light of development in the needful villages like Singa
Nguli Dabi and Gojen Migi, On Email
Lets fight corruption in it’s totality
The recent claims and counter claims as appeared in media for the past one month
have left this concern citizen with no option but to raise some of the pertinent
questions that is baffling not only me but all and sundry.
At the outset, I would like to extend moral support to Sango Lamte Foundation for
raising the illegal appointments and I believe every educated individual with little
or more moral conscience would abhor illegal appointments, nepotism or in broader
term – corruption. When the whole of India is fighting tooth and nail against corruption,
the movement launched by the Foundation is a tiny yet all- pervasive step to end
corruption from our state. However, I am left with no option but to be skeptic on
the whole scheme of thing.
This can’t be mere coincidence that the said Foundation filed RTI in two departments
– Tax and Excise and Art and Culture which was followed by FIR. There is only one
similarity between these two departments – the children of minister Atum Welly who
were allegedly appointed through fraudulent means.
Is Atum Welly being targeted under the guise of fighting against illegal appointments/corruption?
Why pick and choose these two departments alone? Where as we know that scores of
illegal appointments were made in almost all the departments down the years.
If our memory is intact, around 2000 illegal appointments in various Govt departments
were unearthed through RTI by Save Arunachal Forum (as reported by Taba Ajum in Arunachal
Times on March 28 edition). What happened to that, why there is no follow up action
by any pressure group or NGOs?
It is observed that almost all the departments have good share of illegal appointments
where SSA and NRHM are topping the list.
Therefore, I would really appreciate if Sango Lamte Foundation and all other RTI
activists take the cudgel upon themselves and fight against appointments made in
various departments with same gusto in order to see Arunachal as a corruption-free
state. A back to back FIR against these tainted departments in all police stations
would surely give impetus to our movement against corruption. This is just the tip
of an iceberg; there are many illegal appointments which were made prior to 2009
assembly election. Lets fight corruption in it’s totality, rather than following
pick and choose policy.
Outdated UPSC forms
I could not appear the the civil service preliminary exam which was held on June
13, 2011. My candidature was rejected by the UPSC as I filled up the old form which
I had purchased from the head post office, Itanagar. Like me, many other UPSC aspirants
may have missed the preliminary exam.
How such a responsible head post office could sell old UPSC forms? Who knows the
rejected candidates may got selected in that preliminary exam. They have exploited
us, we lost both money and valuable times.
Therefore, I would like to appeal to the authorities concerned to look into the matter
seriously to avoid recurrence of such blunder in future.
This is apropos the news item published in this daily under the caption “Payment
held up” on June 24 last.
There is no truth in the news items as I am dedicatedly serving at my present posting
place. In case of my absence duo to health problem or emergency cases, I am constantly
in touch with the public and the staff concerned. Moreover, there is no public complaint
The said news item was issued without hearing my part. I have nothing personal against
the DMO except the said publication which maligns my hard earned image before the
department as well as public.
Pharmacist, PHC, Tarasso
Appeal to reschedule bandh
I would like to informed the ANSU Executive members that their proposed bandh call
on 27 of this month coincides with the 4th and 2nd semester exams for Diploma in
Therefore, I request the Executive members of the ANSU to reschedule their proposed
bandh call in the greater interest of those DIET students, particularly the students
of DIET, Naharlagun, who are having their papers on 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th of
this month. Their kind consideration is highly solicited.
A tale of unrecognized village
The Naitong village which comes under Kanubari circle in Tirap district was established
more than three decades ago. The genesis of this village can be traced back to late
1970s when the people started to settle down in the present area which is under Borduria
reserve forest. Though it has already crossed three decades since its inception,
the village is yet to get its due status and official recognition, as a result the
villagers have been deprived of the benefit of development schemes being sanctioned
by the Govt every year.
Besides, all the above, the village is facing many other multifaceted problems like
boundary dispute with Assam and transportation problems etc which are directly related
to the lack of permanent status of Naitong village. Despite having a duly registered
and recognized polling station, the Naitong village is still to be recognized officially.
Therefore, I appeal to all concerned including NGOs to raise voice for recognition
of the village so that problems being faced by the villagers, particularly students
and young generation could be solved.
A concern citizen
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