The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Meritorious students felicitated
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The XII-Pakke-Kessang Intellectual Forum (XII PIF) has felicitated
two meritorious students from Pakke-Kessang assembly constituency, who have excelled
in this year’s CBSE/ICSE Class X and XII examinations in a simple but impressive
function on June 23. The names of the students are Master Tadh TokCamdir, class XII
(Sc) and Master Raj Nabum, Class X.
Recognizing the contribution made by the non-APST people in the interior area, the
Forum has also decided to felicitate one non APST student each from class-X and XII
from this year. Accordingly, one student from VKV Seijosa securing 100% points in
the Class X examination was felicitated.
The Forum also felicitated Er. KatungWahge, a local denizen from the Seijosa area,
in recognition of his meritorious service to the people of the area in particular
and the state in general as well as for being promoted to the post of Chief Engineer,
(Co-ordination and Vigilance), PWD.
Senior officers, officials, public and student leaders among others attended the
ABSU observes union’s ‘martyr day’
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: All Bogong Student’s Union (ABSU) observed the 20th death anniversary
of Late OnyokMoyong, who was killed in a police firing during the Union’s 48 bandh
on June 25, 1993.
This day is observed as ‘Martyr Day’ of the Union every year.
The present and former ABSU members paid floral tribute to the statue of late Onyok
and observed two minutes silence to pray for his eternal peace.
Union reiterates lack of subject teacher
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Reiterating non availability of senior teachers in Govt. Hr Secondary
Schools, Muri Mugli and Ligu, the All Nyishi Students’ Union, Upper Subansiri unit
(ANSU-USU) has urged upon the state government for immediate posting of subject teachers
in the schools.
In a release, the union informed that since the school was upgraded in the year 2010,
no session of Class X and XII ever took place in the school because of the absence
of subject teacher.
And the students are not getting admission in Daporijo Hr. Sec School either as it
is already overcrowded, it said.
Meanwhile also appealing the Upper Subansiri District administration and the local
MLAs to take up the issue seriously, it further warned of launching democratic movement
if the demand is not fulfilled.
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The All Sagalee Dopum Charitable Society (ASDCS) organized a felicitation
programme for the achievers of the society yesterday at Nirjuli.
The felicitated included the newly elected Anchal Samity Member (Parang) Ngurang
Takap Tarang, Engineer Ngurang Naga and in the field of academic achievement for
2012-13 Ngurang Pania who secured 78.4% in class XII Science and Ngurang Eliza (74%)
in Class X.
Award sought for a brave heart
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The Dari Area Students’ Union (DASU has appealed the governor to
nominate Chilli Zirdo, a 15 year old boy, to nominate him with a bravery award.
On May 26 last, when a massive fire broke out at Zirdo village in West Siang district
and gutted down five houses, Zirdo saved Yabom Zirdo, a 75 year old blind woman from
Such good deed by the youths should be encouraged by the state and nation as a whole,
said the union.
DC flags off educational tour prog
PASIGHAT, Jun 25: The five days educational tour of school students of various schools
under East Siang district was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra today
in presence of DDSE TaniTalom, SSA functionaries and education officers of the district.
The 60-member team led by OlakRatan, SSA Gender Coordinator, two BRCCs and one lady
teacher will be taken to various places in Assam and Meghalaya.
The tour is organized under SSA/RTW, 2013 by East Siang Education Department. DIPRO
School excursion team flagged-off
BOMDILA, Jun 25: Students exposure tour to Guwahati was flagged-off this morning
in a simple function here at Bomdila by Deputy Commissioner AK Singh.
Altogether, 42 students of class VI-VIII from the various government schools of the
district are taking part in the tour.
The 4-day excursion was sponsored by SarvaShikshaAbhiyaan under the Scheduled Caste
and Scheduled Tribe quota.
Flagging off the team, Singh opined that such opportunities provide platform for
meaningful exposure and facilitates for knowing and seeing new places and learning
new things. He appreciated central government for such noble schemes which enables
the children to know the world around them and asked the students to take full advantage
of the opportunity. DIPRO
GSU appeals for addressing students' problem
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Galo Students’ Union (GSU) has appealed to the higher authority
of education department to address the various academic problems of student community
at the earliest.
Highlighting the pathetic condition of various school buildings and hostels, including
one at heart of Aalo Township, GSU, in a release lamented that the authority did
not take up renovation/repairing work despite the matter was informed to the education
minister through memorandum in October, 2012. It alleged that the higher authority
of the department turned a deaf ear to union's repeated demands for early redressal
of the students' problems and grievances.
While giving details of teacher distribution in various schools under Likabali, Aalo
East, Aalo West, Tirbin ,Liromoba blocks, GSU claimed that most of the schools in
those areas had been running without required teacher which has adversely affected
the academic studies of students.
Reminding the Education Minister of his assurances, GSU urged him to inspect all
those schools to take stock of the situation and have first hand knowledge on the
problems faced by those schools.
Subject teachers sought in all institutions under 18th Palin Chambang Assembly Constituency
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte Tarak & Langdi Students’ Union
(APCYGTSU) has urged the Director, School Education to post subject teachers in all
the schools of 18th Palin Chambang Assembly Constituency.
In a letter submitted to the Director, school education, the union stated, since
two decades the entire institution under the constituency i.e., Govt. Secondary School
Yangte, Govt. Sceondary School Chambang, Govt. Secondary School Lumba is running
without subject teachers, especially Maths, Science, English and Hindi.
Health camp at Ayeng village
PASIGHAT, Jun 25: In view of the reported fever and increasing jaundice cases at
Mebo area, a health camp was organized at Ayeng village.
Over 50 patients suffering from various ailments were treated in the camp. Blood
samples were collected from the patients and testing done on the spot for malaria.
Though no cases of malaria were diagnosed doctor did not rule out dengue. However,
majority of the patients were found suffering from viral fever. Medicines were also
provided to the patients free of cost.
The camp was organized under initiative of AyengAnchalSamity member with the help
and guidance of District Medical Officer Dr. Dubom Bagra. DIPRO
Kangyur festival gets underway at Lhagyala monastery
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The month-long Kangyur festival got underway at the premises of
Lhagyala monastery in Kalaktang of West Kameng district today. A host of monks and
nuns are participating in the recitation of Kangyur at the main Kangyur hall of the
Kangyur text consisting 108 volumes is the prime deliverance of Lord Buddha, said
RinchinDondup, former director, Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs cum chairman of organizing
committee, Kangyur Festival Lhagyala, 2013.
It is recited by the monks and nuns in most of the prominent monasteries of all Buddhist
inhabited areas, he added.
It is believed that the recitation of Kangyur brings peace and tranquility in the
society and also wards off natural calamities, epidemics, famine in the region.
ROING, Jun 25: All the officers and members of the staff of Deputy Commissioner,
Lower Dibang Valley District, Roing has mourned the sudden demise of Abing Apum (57),
Political Interpreter Grd-III, Roing who died on June 23 last at District Hospital,
Roing due to illness. The members observed two minutes silence in the office premises
of Deputy Commissioner, Roing yesterday to expressed their deep sorrow and grief
to the sudden and premature death of Late Apum. They also prayed almighty God for
eternal peace of the departed soul.
Late Abing was appointed as PI on 2004 and served the state government for nine years
as PI. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The officials and staff of Directorate of Health Services (DHS)
have mourned the demise of Anil Ch Bora who passed away today.
Late Bora was driver with DHS.
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
YINGKIONG Jun 25: Sub-Centre of Simong village was inaugurated by Upper Siang district
Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang in presence of HoDs, Officials, GBs and Public Leaders
While inaugurating the function Borang encouraged the villagers to reap the benefit
of newly created Sub-Centre for needy people. He also cautions the public to keep
the Sub-Centre with proper care. The DC also sought public cooperation for timely
completion of trans highway in the district.
The DMO Dr. Kaling Dai and ZPM Yingkiong Bading Teng also spoke on the occasion.
New DC posted in insurgency-hit Tirap district
TIRAP, Jun 25: Kamlesh Joshi has joined as the Deputy Commissioner of insurgency-hit
Tirap district on yesterday. He took charges from Longding Deputy Commissioner Shilpa
Shinde who was holding the additional charges of Tirap district.
Prior to his joining at Khonsa, Joshi was serving as the ADC of Namsai in Lohit district.
This is his first posting as DC.
Meanwhile, the people of Tirap district have welcomed the new DC and hoped that
the new incumbent Deputy Commissioner would carry forward the new and innovative
ventures initiated by former Deputy Commissioner. DIPRO
B.Com results out
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has declared the results of B.Com
first, second and third year (both pass and honors) examinations held in April-May
this year, according to a University notification.
A total of 83 candidates appeared in B.Com third year (Hons) examination out of which
79 have been declared passed. The pass percentage stood at 97.53. Result of one
candidate has been withheld.
In B.Com third year (pass), a total of 80 candidates appeared in the examination,
out of which 69 have been declared passed putting the pass percentage at 88.46 .
In B.Com second year (Hons) examination, out of the total 199 candidates appeared,
147 have been declared passed (75%). In B.Com second year (pass) examination, 160
candidates out of 348 appeared have been declared passed (62.05 %).
A total of 645 candidates appeared in B.Com first year examination, out of which
345 have been declared passed with a pass percentage of 64.37.
A college-wise results showed that Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat and Indira
Gandhi Govt. College, Tezu came up with best performance with cent percent pass percentage
in B.Com third year (Hons) followed by Don Bosco College, Itanagar (96.15%), Dera
Natung Govt College, Itanagar (95.66), Donyi Polo Govt. College, Kamki (87.5). The
results are subject to modification or correction if any error is detected subsequently,
said a RGU release.
345 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
‘Bandh call not a right tool for solution to grievances’
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Majority of the intellectuals and representatives from prominent
organizations of the state today raised their voice against bandh calls in Arunachal
Pradesh saying menace of bandh culture should be nipped in the bud to ensure rapid
progress of this strategic Himalayan state. Expressing their thought provoking opinion
in a day-long symposium on the topic “Bandh: Emerging culture of Protest” organized
jointly here by the Arunachal Citizen’s Rights (ACR) and the Arunachal Press Club
(APC) today, most of the participants are of the view that bandh calls hit the
life of common masses and hamper the economy of the state.
In his key note address the Acting Chairperson of ACR Taring Mama stated that the
legality and necessity of bandh calls are a topic of intense debate while the proponents
of bandhs advocate that they use it as last resort when petitions and prayers to
the government fail. Marked illegal by the Constitution, it disturbs livelihood,
education and transportation in the society with added risk of violent activities
and communal unrest, he said adding still Arunachal Pradesh practices the unlawful
bandhs, of which 43 have been done from 2009 till date.
“I’m very concerned about bandhs.It is a matter to be thought about and dealt with,”
stated Hegio Aruni, the Chief Councillor of Itanagar Municipality who was the guest
of honour. Difficulties in students’ academic career and disturbance in district
level medical services due to bandhs were the topics of discussion by Aruni.
The Chief Guest of the symposium Tamo Mibang, RGU VC supported the Gandhian methods
of protest and stated that all societies have problems and as a late starter in education
and economic development, we have our own fair share, to which we should adjust and
overcome. However he also questioned the credibility of the bandhs and further stated
that the bandhs are seldom peaceful and hardly fulfill anything. He also recommended
orientations for the youth, especially in educational institutes.
In his speech, Nani Bath (Associate Professor, RGU) stated that democracy arrived
in our state when the people had more or less no idea about modern politics and were
not adequately educated, thus causing a political vacuum, existing till date, of
which various unions are taking advantage of, mostly in forms of bandhs. While in
the past, bandhs actually connected with the grievances of the people, today, consumerism
has directed it towards self demands and needs. He advised for the complete restructuring
of the education system and the student unions to not involve school students in
their endeavors. He also discouraged the discrimination of organizations as a “bigger”
or “smaller” one.
He further stated that the political parties’ activities are dormant in the true
sense of political science and only during the elections do they spring back into
life, and the various multitude of organizations take advantage of their “absence”,
causing bandhs, which “pave the way” for future political figures in our state.
In order to curb bandhs, the things necessary according to him were active action
by the state govt., the “true” freedom of press, seizure of political interference
in the judiciary and executive and finally, a strong society. Biru Nasi, General
Secretary, AAPSU said that bandhs are the way to address the grievances of the society
who do not fight their own wars, thus, leading to the rise of the various organizations,
who indiscriminatingly fight for the society like unpaid soldiers, and will continue
to do so. He further mentioned that while not everyone may be the same, there are
many out there for societal causes.
“Prejudice and assumption will hamper the state’s development” said Souparna Lahiri,
a renowned social and environmental activist from Delhi. He stated that bandhs
are a form of civil disobedience and can only be successful with informed public
and its’ support, without any enforcement or violence.
Advocate Sunil Mow, of Human Rights Law Network, said that the bandhs violate the
people’s fundamental rights and the unions should find an alternate way to protest,
other than the “bandh way”, which is considered “illegal and unconstitutional” by
the court. He additionally said that the people have the right to protest if grievances
are unchecked, albeit in a peaceful manner, as rules are the same for everybody and
must not be broken.
The capital DC, Sanjay Goel, admitted that deficiencies in the governance lead to
aspirations of the people not being met, leading to unrest amongst them. However,
bandhs should be considered as a last resort, after all other “better” methods like
dharnas and sit-outs have been exhausted. Of the platter of unions in the state,
any bandh call, without any credibility should not be entertained and it’s the fear
in the minds of the people which makes the bandhs come on its way which ironically
hamper the society more than helping it, the thing it was originally supposed to
do. He further requested the media to think twice before publishing bandh call news
as it strikes unnecessary fear in the people’s hearts. He also requested the unions
to discuss the issues with the administration before taking the unnecessary bandh
as a step, solving nothing.
Samudra Gupta Kashyap, a senior journalist from Guwahati, utilized plenty of puns
in his speech calling Assam as “Bandh Pradesh” and the birthplace of bandhs and AASU
(All Assam Students’ Union) as it’s mother. He supported the media for carrying out
news and announcements of bandhs as its better to keep the masses ready before hand
rather than keeping them stranded in the dark and more than often jeopardizing their
fundamental rights. However, he did remind everyone of the fact that bandhs are unconstitutional
and illegal and some use it to gain media attention and build political careers,
and these attempts should be nipped in the bud.
Dr Amiya Sharma (Executive director, Rashtriya GrameenVikash Nidhi), in his speech
focused on the poor strata of the society, saying that the likes of the daily wage
earners and govt. school students suffered the most and that day of bandh may not
be much to the higher classes but it can be a heavy load for them. In AP, the total
income of the state in a day is about 24 cr. Thus, causing a loss of 24 cr. in every
day a bandh is called. He further criticized bandhs as a hindrance to the overall
development of the state in every aspect. The first session of the symposium was
moderated by Padmashree Mamang Dai.
Leaders from political parties, intellectuals and representative of the various organizations
and students and media persons were present on the occasion.
CM asks CS to review disaster preparedness
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: In view of the recent devastating natural disaster in Uttrakhand,
Chief Minister NabamTuki has asked the Chief Secretary (CS) to review state’s disaster
preparedness to face any eventuality.
The Chief Minister appealed to the citizens to come forward to build a disaster resilient
state by abiding by the building and construction norms. He advised people not to
build houses in low lying, flood and disaster prone areas and avoid choking of terrains
and approach roads so that the teams for rescue and relief operation can reach the
disaster sites immediately during emergency.
He further emphasized that the State being in the seismic zone V, utmost care has
to be taken so that fragile land is not disturbed by earth cutting and seismically
unsafe buildings. He further appealed citizens to maintain cleanliness to make the
state free from diseases and epidemic.
It has also been advised that no pucca construction should be started in and around
the urban areas where building byelaws are in force without the approval of building
plans. Buildings must be constructed only as per plans approved by the competent
authority, he said adding that no building should be planned or constructed without
making earthquake resistant provision and ensuring stability of slope prior to according
building permission. The Chief Secretary directed all Deputy Commissioner and concern
HODs to take all precautionary measures in advance and also to prepare for handling
situation that may happen in case of any minor, medium or major disaster. The Departments/
agencies have been asked to activate control rooms and ensure maintenance of essential
service, power lines, surface transport, telecommunication, ensure proper stocking
and placement of essential commodities, bufferstocks, drinking water, medicines.
They have also been instructed to prepare search, rescue, evacuation teams and damage
assessment teams and to generate awareness among the common masses.
Tuki presses I&B ministry for PIB centre in Arunachal
NEW DELHI, Jun 25: Chief Minister NabamTuki has appealed to the Ministry of Information
& Broadcasting, Government of India for early establishment of a Press Information
Bureau (PIB) Media Centre at Itanagar.
Tuki met Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari at New Delhi
today and discussed in length issues regarding information and broadcasting in the
state. The PIB Media Centre at Itanagar was approved in principle last year by the
then Union Minister of I & B, AmbikaSoni on a request of the Chief Minister.
While reiterating the commitment of the State Government towards providing better
infrastructure facilities for journalists of the state, Tuki stressed for a state
of the art media centre with high end communication facilities.
“The Government must create an environment conducive to better reporting facilities
for journalists. Only then, the larger constitutional objective of ensuring the freedom
of the press would be realised in totality,” he observed.
Tewari assured the CM that he would take up the matter on priority.
The Chief Minister also requested Tewari for establishment of a Films Division Centre
in the state for promoting the rich cultural tradition of the diverse populace of
Arunachal Pradesh. He further sought Tewari’s intervention for strengthening the
Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) and All India Radio (AIR) Centres at Itanagar. He pointed
that both the centres are facing financial and manpower deficit issues which need
to be addressed immediately. The issue of increasing the coverage of DDK to different
parts of the state was also discussed.
Tuki also held several rounds of discussions separately with B.K Chaturvedi, Member
Planning Commission, and R.S Gujral, Secretary, Ministry of Finance regarding several
important developmental issues of the state.
Sex racket busted in Capital
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: In a commendable work by the state’s maiden women police station
here, 10 people running sex racket in beauty parlours were arrested yesterday.
A team led by Naharlagun SDPO J Basar, Nirjuli PS SI T Habung along with Lady SI
N Angu and Lady Constables Y Belo, I Devi and N Thongdok from Woman Police Station,
Itanagar raided B N Beauty Parlour and Elisa Beauty Parlour at Nirjuli and Khusboo
Beauty Parlour at Naharlagun in a planned manner and made the arrests. The arrestees
include two men and a 14 year old minor girl.
“The action was followed by repeated complaints by the Bazaar Welfare Committees,”
confirmed OC Women PS Chukhu Nanu Bui. Police seized condoms and mobile phones also.
“All the arrests were made in Unisex Beauty Parlours that ran flesh trade in the
garb of offering massage service to the clients,” the OC further informed.
‘No illegality committed’
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: While reacting to the demands of Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU)
for cancellation of appointment of joint director (agriand allied), the Rural Development
department today said that no illegality has been committed as no appointment was
made against any vacancy. “It is temporary internal arrangement made by the Govt
out of exigency since creation of new post is banned,” the RD department director
said in a clarification. The organization should appreciate of Govt step for running
the department and trying to improve performance without giving any extra burden
on state exchequer, it said.
Lot of difficulties has been experienced in vetting of agri-hort proposals in the
past while dealing with the subject matter owning to absence of a subject expert
at the directorate level. In view of this the department of RD sought for approval
of the Government for attachment of an officer from line department and subsequently
based on the approval of horticulture department, an officer was attached with the
directorate, the RD director further said. The officer is drawing the salary and
other allowances from the parent department (department of horticulture) without
any extra remuneration from his directorate. Further, the release said, it is sub-judiced
matter and hence continuation of his service in the RD department or cancellation
of the order shall depend upon the outcome of the verdict of the high court, the
AAPSU Fact Finding Panel submits report
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The eight-member fact finding committee on NERIST issue headed
by AAPSU finance secretary Suraj Tayam has submitted its report/reco-mmendations
to the director in-charge of NERIST in presence of registrar today.
The Fact Finding Committee (FFC)found that out of 12 demands of the NEA, demand for
regularization 21 contractual employees and implementation of old pension scheme
for NERIST employees are very urgent. The FFC of the AAPSU strongly urged the NERIST
director to treat this report as ultimatum and fulfill these genuine demands within
a time frame of 30 days in order to avoid any future course of action by AAPSU.
Rest of the demands may be solved through mutual dialogue and negotiation between
institute authority and Employees Association, the Committee observed.
Giving details of its findings, the committee report said “record reveals that 21
persons were appointed by the Institute on first come first serve basis and the contract
appointments were necessitated for smooth functioning as the Institute had attained
the status of Deemed University in 2005. The report further said a committee was
constituted on August 10, 2009 under the chairmanship of Prof. R K. Das which recommended
for huge additional manpower. Further, a committee was also constituted in November
2010, to consider regularization of contract employees. As per the minutes of the
committee, it was noted that out of 400 sanctioned posts, existing employees are
362 and 31 posts were shown vacant excluding the post of Registrar, Dy. Registrar,
Executive Engineer, AWS, Assistant Registrar and two medical officers. The com¬mittee
further noted that there is 45 per cent reservation of APST in Group C & D posts
out of which the APST has only 5.2 per cent. The committee after taking into consideration
in all as¬pects, recommended for regularization of 23 contract employees including
the medical officer on contract, the FFC said in its report.
The filling up of reserved post by unreserved category is disgusting, the report
said adding AAPSU registered its strong protest against “gross violation of constitutional
provisions on reservation of jobs for SC/ST.” It also pointed out a series of letter
received by the institute from the Ministry concerned for filling up of backlog reserved
vacancies of SC/ ST. However the Institute has not acted on these and those letters
are gathering dust despite vigorous democratic movement by employees for its implementation
in toto, the FFC claimed. Thus the complicacy situation is created by the authority
themselves, the Committee said.
On old Pension Scheme for NERIST Employees, the FFC said that with the approval of
the BOM, the institute had issued an order No. RR-19(75)/BoM/2013, dated 26th April
2013 for adoption and implementation of old pension schemes at NERIST. However, all
of a sudden, the Institute withdrew the said order, it said. The BOM is the highest
decision making authority of the Institute and it is duty of the Institute’s authority
to see that the decision of the BoM are implemented in letter and spirit and without
fail, the FFC report said. The onus now lies on the Institute authority to implement
old pension schemes at NERIST without further delay. Two months time from the date
of issue of this letter is given to the Institute authority for addressing the pension
issues, it said.
Lohit Youth Library Annual awards for activists
Jeenamsi and Deep emerge outstanding reader
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: VT-AWIC Youth Library Network announced their annual honours covering
34 reader-activists from Tezu and Wakro.
Jeenamsi Ngadong of APNE Library, Wakro and Deep Das of Bamboosa Library, Tezu are
the Outstanding Library Reader–Activists of the Year 2012-13. The awards for activists,
who are mostly students ranging from class 7 to 12, are in recognition of their spirited
efforts to promote the joy of reading among the youth of Lohit, Anjaw and Dibang
Valley regions of the state.
The awards honor exceptional library activism and are bestowed upon young In-charges
responsible for daily functioning of the library, reading campaign enthusiasts, vacation
mini-library I/cs, creative writers and artists, ‘green volunteers’ involved in plantation
activities and very regular library readers.
This year’s awardee JeenamsiNgadong, now a class 9 student, is a dedicated leader
of APNE Library for the last 3 years. She is also a gifted writer, with many articles
published in various magazines to her credit and a trainer in skits and poetry recitation.
Deep Das, the other awardee, is the Asstt. Library I/c of Bamboosa Library, and a
spirited trainer of skits. Both are recipients of the Librarian of the Year award
by AWIC New Delhi. The other awardees include MosamluManyu, vacation mini-library
activist, creative writers BialuKri and KishaluKri and Green volunteer BithemMarai.
The Green Volunteer award, started this year, is to recognize initiatives to promote
a green environment in the neighbourhood and eco-friendly practices among students.
The awards will be given away during the 6th Annual Day celebrations of the Lohit
Youth Library Network at Tezu on July 14.
Pre-recruitment training for unemployed youths
Changlang, June 25: The District Administration Changlang is leaving no stone unturned
to curve the problem of unemployment in the district.
Eying on the special recruitment for Assam Rifles for 41 seats which is going to
be conducted next month the District Administration organized pre-recruitment training
at general ground Changlang by inviting ITBP personnel on June 6 last. The ITBP team
with forty members headed by Vipin Kumar, would train the youth till July 6 next.
A total of 105 aspiring candidates from different villages have been successfully
given pre-recruitment training out which 76 candidates were declared fit to be inducted
into Indian army or any Para-military Forces.
In order to provide opportunity to hundred percent un-employed youth of the district
Deputy Commissioner Changlang Chanchal Yadav is personally inviting youth from remote
circles and far flung areas through the Administrative Officers, Panchayat Leaders,
Goan Burahs, public Leaders and government employees and every other possible means
so that no aspiring candidates as left out from taking benefits of the training as
well as the special recruitment. The District Administration is targeting to fill
maximum posts from Changlang in the coming special recruitment.
In order to provide proper guidance and information on jobs in time the District
Administration has opened Career Guidance Cell at DoTC building, Changlang where
the aspiring candidates are provided with all information on applying for job and
choosing ones career as well as study materials for preparation. The Career Guidance
cell disseminates information immediately through SMS despite in writings through
different media. Apart from that a Notice Board has been fixed in the heart of the
town where all the advertisements on jobs are displayed immediately for better convenience
of the youth. Further they are providing 24 hours counseling service to the youth
on any job related information over phone. DIPRO
More than a third of women worldwide are affected by physical or sexual violence,
many at the hands of an intimate partner, according to a new United Nations report
that offers guidelines to help countries respond to this global epidemic.
The report, 'Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence
and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence',
represents the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence
against women - both by partners and non-partners.
Some 35 per cent of all women will experience either intimate partner or non-partner
violence, according to the report, which was released by the UN World Health Organization
(WHO), in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the
South African Medical Research Council.
It also finds that intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence
against women, affecting 30 per cent of women worldwide, according to a WHO news
"These findings send a powerful message that violence against women is a global health
problem of epidemic proportions," said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. "We also
see that the world's health systems can and must do more for women who experience
The report details the impact of violence on the physical and mental health of women
and girls, ranging from broken bones to pregnancy-related complications, mental problems
and impaired social functioning.
Fear of stigma prevents many women from reporting non-partner sexual violence, the
survey finds. Other barriers to data collection include the fact that fewer countries
collect this data than information about intimate partner violence, and that many
surveys of this type of violence employ less sophisticated measurement approaches
than those used in monitoring intimate partner violence.
The study highlights the need for all sectors to work together to eliminate tolerance
for violence against women and to better support women who experience it. New WHO
guidelines, launched with the report, aim to help countries improve their health
sector's capacity to respond to the problem.