June 18


NEDA will accommodate all interests: Sarma

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The spirit of the NEDA is very much alive and the BJP and all its constituents in the North East region, including the PPA, the lone regional political party in Arunachal Pradesh, should try to be as accommodative as possible to each other's regional and national interest,"said North Eastern Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma.

He said that this during a meeting with PPA leaders in Guwahati.

"There may be some minor internal differences between the government and alliance partners which should be sorted out amicably," he said, while adding, "I will have detailed discussions with Amit Shah over your proposal to meet him with issues concerning social, economic and political nature."

He also informed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is likely to visit Arunachal Pradesh shortly.

"Amit Shah is rescheduling his programme to Itanagar with two week's time," Sarma assured a delegation of the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA).

PPA President Kahfa Bengia, Leader of the Legislature Party (PPA) Takam Pario and Secretary General Kaling Jerang met the NEDA Convenor in Dispur Assam on Friday night in the back drop of Shah's last minute cancelation of his visit to Itanagar recently.

The BJP President, who was supposed to visit the state capital on June 12 and 13, had cancelled his trip at the last minute reportedly due to the Presidential election.

"The party stated that it (PPA) was planning to meet the BJP President in Itanagar and submit a memorandum on correction of the defective Arunachal Statehood Act 1987-a long-felt desire of the indigenous people of the state.




RHEP, DA meet fails to resolve issues

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project (RHEP) MoU Demand Committee informed that even after a marathon discussion with the district authorities represented by Lower Subansiri DC, SP, ADC Yachuli and other officials, the meeting did not yield any outcome as authorities failed to address their demand.

The meeting was held in view of the proposed 24-hour bandh near the NEEPCO office and power house on June 19 next as part of second phase agitation by the Committee against the NEEPCO.

The RHEP Committee requested SP ZIRO to arrest CMD NEEPCO for giving false information to the public and government of Arunachal.

Further, they also informed that their democratic movement against NEEPCO will continue till their demands are met. Their key demands included drafting of fresh MoU, review of RR works, recruitment of existing vacancies from the affected people, implementation of one percent from the total revenue generated for local area development, establishment of CMD office at Itanagar and strict and regular implementation of CSR fund.




APTOA calls for development of state's pilgrimage destinations

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) has appealed to the Ministry of Tourism to develop the pilgrimage destinations and historical sites of Arunachal Pradesh by including places in its Prasad Scheme.

The Prasad Scheme, launched two years ago gives focus on development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations.

"Though the Prasad Scheme was launched along with the Swadesh Scheme in 2015, the state has not yet been able to reap the benefits of the scheme," the APTOA said in its memorandum submitted to Secretary (Tourism) Rashmi Verma during a consultative meeting, organized by the Ministry of Tourism at Guwahati on June 16.

It appealed to the ministry for inclusion of the state's famous pilgrimage destinations and historical sites under the scheme for further growth and development.

The APTOA also expressed its willingness to organize a joint familiarization tour of South Asian countries with the state's Tourism Department, wherein activities, like road shows, travel congress, and back to back meetings will be organized to promote and market the tourism potential of the state. It appealed to the ministry to allocate the required fund for this promotional tour.

Other important points raised in the memorandum were immediate opening of tourist circuit encompassing Tirap-Changlang-Lohit-Longding district, an airport in the Capital, providing accommodation and Inner Line Permit facilitation centres in all railway stations of Arunachal Pradesh and nomination of an APTOA member in the NEC Tourism Council as member.




NEHRO to take up civilian killing case with NHRO

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The North East Human Rights Organisation (NEHRO) has said that it will take up the case of killing of a villager in Changlang district by security forces with the National Human Rights Organization (NHRO).

The 21 Para Special Forces Armed Forces on Thursday shot dead Thingtu Ngemu, 35, during a counter-insurgency operation, which the army admitted as a case of "mistaken identity."

The leaders of NEHRO, led by its General Secretary, Gulley Sumnyan met the family members of late Ngemu in Kongsa village on June 15and assured to take up the case with NHRO for further investigation.

We will also approach the state as well as the central government for providing all necessary help and assistance and releasing ex-gratia payment to the family of late Ngemu, said Sumnyan.

Earlier, the NEHRO General Secretary also met the Officer In-charge of Namtok Police Station and appealed to investigate the case in a free and fair manner to deliver justice to the victim's family.




CM assures bill for creation of Kamle district: NES

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) on Saturday said that Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured to bring the bill for creation of Kamle (Kamla) district in the next session of the State Legislative Assembly.

The Chief Minister, however, urged the NES to assist the government in building consensus for creation of the district, according to an NES release.

The Chief Minister had convened a meeting with the NES on June 16 to discuss its five-point demand charter. The 17-member NES team, led by its President Bengia Tolum, also included two ANSU members.

With regard to creation of Pakke-Kesang district, the administrative approval for creation of the district was already accorded, informed NES, quoting the Chief Minister as saying.

However, in order to avoid any future complicacies, the NES volunteered to resolve all issues pertaining to creation of the said district in one month's time.

The Chief Minister assured that "if all issues are sorted out as volunteered by NES, the process for creation of Pakke-Kesang district will be initiated along with the creation of Kamle district."

A detailed discussion on the proposed Itanagar-Golloso-Tarasso-Seijosa road connecting Papum Pare and East Kameng district (extendable to Bhalukpong in West Kameng) was also held.

The Chief Engineer PWD (WZ) has been instructed to place requisition of fund for the survey and investigation works.

The work for this road shall be started during this financial year itself, the NES release informed.

As per the NES release, the Chief Minister has also assured to provide Rs 5 crore from the SIDF for construction of bridge over Kumey River. He further assured to instruct the Chief Engineer of the department to keep the Tali road through till the bridge point. The remaining portion of the road from the bridge point to Tali ADC HQ will be taken up after completion of the bridge.

With regards to construction of Nyishi Heritage village, the Chief Minister informed that the Government has already taken decision to set up the (Nyishi) heritage village at Hoj and Rs 2 crore is parked with the PWD (Western Zone).

It was further decided that the additional fund for setting up the said heritage village amounting to Rs 3.6 crores will be provided during this financial year.

Meanwhile, the NES also held an extended executive body meeting on Saturday, at Nyikum Nyia Hall, Nyirubjolli, wherein it was decided to constitute a committee to monitor implementation of the projects.

"In the process of the project implementation, no interference from any quarter with vested interest with an ill intent to sabotage the speedy implementation of the projects in question shall be allowed and tolerated at any cost," the meeting resolved.

The NES said that it would take preemptive measures against such forces in the larger interest of the expeditious implementation of the projects.




Rebia advocates for developing fishery sector

SONAJULI, Jun 17: Urban Development, Land Management & Law and Justice Minister, Nabam Rebia has called upon the progressive fish farmers to play a pivotal role for development of fishery sector in the state.

Addressing the progressive fish farmers and officers of the Fishery Department at the concluding function of the three days training on installation of PRF hatchery and carp fish breeding at Sonajuli under Banderdewa circle on Saturday, Rebia said that  the progressive farmers should be involved in development process of the state instead of waiting for  government's initiatives for overall development of the  state.

Stressing on the need to develop work culture, the Minister appealed to the progressive fish farmers to train and motivate more farmers  to increase fish production within the state to meet the market demand and generate employment opportunity for unemployed youths of the state.  In total, 22 farmers attended the training.

CIFWA scientists Dr T Chakraborty, Dr B C Mahapatra, Ujwal Hussain, resource person, Arnab Ghose, Assistant Director Fishery, A Rahman, progressive farmer Tana Nikam Tara, among others, also  addressed the trainees.

The Minister also visited the tea and rubber plantation, piggery, floriculture and eco-tourism development projects of  progressive farmer Tana Nikam.




GAF seeks positive solution to refugee issue

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Before the scheduled all-party meeting on the issue of granting of citizenship rights to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state, the Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) has reiterated that the Chief Secretary should officially withdraw her alleged statement that "the plot proposed for construction of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi belongs to the Chakma refugees and they are the rightful owners of the said land."

 It is worth mentioning that  during December last year  the civil society bodies, including Takam Tatung, Chairman GAF, had jointly asked the Chief Secretary to clarify her decision to write a controversial letter to Secretary Civil Aviation in which she mentioned Hollongi as a Chakma settlement area.

Criticizing the claim made by the Chief Secretary's Office that land of Hollongi belongs to the Chakma refugees, the GAF said that only a small area between Magoni and Chengmara rivers was allotted for their re-settlement. They were allotted ten designated blocks. ‘No Chakma refugee has the right to possess land in Arunachal Pradesh’, reminded Tatung.

Claiming that MoS for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju had also favoured granting of citizenship to the Chakma refugees in his statement on May 16 last, Tatung also   urged the minister to withdraw his statement and abstain from being anti-Arunachal.

Further, the GAF reminded the policy makers that any policy must not cross the understanding of the local indigenous people.

Reminding the High Power Committee (HPC) on refugee issue which was constituted in August 2010, Tatung lamented that neither the state government nor the central government has come with any constructive or befitting solution to the issue till date.  "Is the HPC functioning or scraped?" Tatung questioned.

The GAF further urged both the central and the state governments to look into the matters related to refugee issue seriously for positive solution.





Abu Tani’s Speaking Tree - III

Flights Of Fantasy

[ M Panging ]

‘Why is it so hot now a days, Abu?’ asked Yapi

‘Daughter Yapi, many actions of humans have led to extreme weather in many parts of our beloved planet’, replied Abu Tani.

‘Abu, if it rains, it rains continuously, causing terrible floods; temperatures are rising throughout the country’ Yapi said.

‘Humans have caused large scale deforestation around our towns and villages. Humans have cut big trees for timber business. Even the vegetation near towns has not been spared. Vegetation has been cut in towns to create more land for buildings, roads and big projects’, Abu Tani replied.

‘Today there are many vehicles emitting poisonous gases into the environment around us. Poisonous gases are emitted by generators, industries, thousands of air conditioners and refrigerators.  In most cities it is difficult to breathe due to the air pollution’, Abu Tani continued.

‘We are polluting our rivers...as a result many of us are drinking, bathing and washing with contaminated and polluted water. Due to pollution, contamination and deforestation, the small rivers and water sources that existed in or near our towns are drying up leading to lack of water sources.’ Abu Tani continued.

‘Uncontrolled fishing by using dynamite, generators and poison has led to depletion of traditional fish sources. Humans are not even allowing our fish to breed. Most birds have been exterminated by rampant use of air guns and rifles.’

‘Uncontrolled deforestation has led to the extinction of many species of birds, insects and animals. Traditionally there were variety of insects and birds that used to warn humans about change of seasons, natural calamities, and unusual occurrences with their typical cries and sounds. These insects, birds and animal that used to warn us are being exterminated due to large scale deforestation’ Abu Tani continued. ‘These typical cries and sounds by various insects, birds and animals acted as our friends and guided our lives.’

‘But Abu, we require industries, vehicles, generators, air conditioners and refrigerators to lead a comfortable life...are there any solutions from this frightening scenario, Abu?’ Yapi asked.  

‘Though the damage to the earth’s environment maybe extensive, it may still not be too late to implement changes to reverse this process. The first would be carry out large scale plantation and nurture these plantations in our towns and villages. Our rivers in towns and villages should be cleaned up and decontaminated. We have to start shifting to electric, non polluting vehicles. Rain water harvesting, good drainage systems, use of bio gas and bio fuels, solar energy etc should be encouraged and implemented.’ Abu Tani continued.

‘Like we have been doing for ages, we should live in consonance with nature i.e. with forests, animals, birds and insects...all have been designed for specific roles to help life on earth...’  

‘Daughter Yapi, do you want development at the cost of massive damage to the environment and earth?’

‘No Abu, we must protect our planet! We must leave behind a healthy and liveable earth for our next generations; we owe it to our children and grand children!’ Yapi replied. (The writer is a retired Group Captain of  the Indian Air Force)




DC assesses reasons for poor CBSE results

SEPPA, Jun 17: Taking strong exception to recent poor performance in CBSE examinations, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk convened an assessment cum brainstorming of education meeting on Friday.

Enquiring about the causes for poor performance, the DC vehemently cautioned against dereliction of duties and straightforwardly stated that it is hard to fathom reasons for poor result based on petty issues. The DC expressed displeasure over those schools which had poor performance despite of adequate amenities.

The DC reasoned that there are several factors on dismal performance of schools in the district. He observed that besides pedagogical and administrative failure, overcrowding of classrooms, lack of basic infrastructures, rising number of repeaters, low teachers-students ratio, shortage of teachers in general and subject teachers in higher and secondary level schools, dismal basic-educational foundation are also major factors.  

He further said that fallibility or inadequacy in lower level schools and anganwadi centres, lack of parental guidance, and over-reliance on NIOS as alternate option are some other main reasons responsible for poor performance.

"It is high time for introspection and formulation of a strategy for overhauling the entire education system of the district in particular", the DC said, adding that it is futile to indulge in blame game.

He asked them to accept moral responsibility for the failure and suggested to assume the poor result as an example and urged them to go the extra mile to achieve best outcome possible in the days to come.

Suggesting some measures for streamlining the education system, the DC opined for participation of community and social organizations in monitoring, supervising and promotion of education in schools.  He further suggested that reservation system in teachers' recruitment should be based on respective subjects rather than on total vacancy.

He has assured to look into the matters pertaining to overcrowding, schools infrastructures, shortage and posting of teachers, and other exigent issues as early as possible.

Presenting reports on the comparative statement of results, reasons for the poor performance, DDSE Kata Rangmo, DAEO Kocho Jomoh, BEO Ashing Lamgu, and representatives of ATA district unit and ASSATA also took part in the discussion and suggested measures for improving the present education scenario of the district (DIPRO)




Taga calls for reviving traditional cotton cultivation

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Textile & Handicrafts Minister, Tamiyo Taga said that traditional cotton cultivation needs to be revived in Adi belt through various schemes for future generations.

Addressing a Textile & Handicrafts Coordination and review meeting on June 17, Taga also underlined the need to improve productions under various trades in every craft centre, and adopt power loom technique in the state to increase productivity.

He also emphasized on amendment of present Recruitment Rules to attract quality technical persons in the department and stressed on creation of separate Sericulture Department headed by an independent director.

Speaking on the occasion, Textile & Handicrafts Parliamentary Secretary, Karya Bagang highlighted the need to implement schemes in all the districts as per guidelines to give maximum benefits to local weavers and artisans. She further assured to bring more funds and create posts wherever required.

Textile & Handicrafts Commissioner, Tahang Taggu stressed on achieving targets within the allocated budget and requested all officers to present schemes timely to the government. He also emphasized on increasing sanctioned strength of the trainees from 886 to 2000, and also increasing the revolving fund amount for each district.

Keynote address on textile, handloom and handicraft activities was presented by Textile & Handicrafts Joint Director, Haj Dodung.

All officers presented plans and schemes implemented in the district and also highlighted problem faced by them.




INFC assures to take up various educational projects in Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The Indian National Fellowship Centre (INFC), Mumbai, has assured to take up various educational projects in Arunachal Pradesh in order to strengthen the education sector and related infrastructure in schools as per their  commitment towards educational and economic empowerment of the people of strategic border states of the  country.

This assurance came in the interaction and cultural exchange programme held on June 15 as a part of ten-day educational, emotional and national integration home stay in Mumbai.

The INFC, which sponsored the home stay on the advice of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, P B Acharya, hoped that after an educational, emotional cum integration home stay in Mumbai, the youth group from the Puroik community of Arunachal Pradesh would work for the national integration, welfare and betterment of the state and community.

After a nine-day tour in  Mumbai, the Puroik team was a given homely informal fun-filled farewell. During the programme, the Puroik team mesmerized the audience with traditional dances and a folk song. What left the hosts stunned was the Puroik team performing a short Marathi song inviting the monsoons.

Initiated by Governor Acharya, the trip of the group of Puroik community was sponsored by the INFC, Mumbai.

Governor Acharya has conducted many home stays for the youths from Arunachal Pradesh since 1967. Many senior citizens, like former Commissioner T T Gamdik, Pema Wanchen, former administrator, Sange Tsering Khampa and Leki Phuntso and numerous people availed benefits from those initiatives. (PRO to Governor)




89 dustbins distributed under SBA in Tawang

TAWANG, Jun 17: The Department of Urban Development and Housing, Tawang under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) distributed 89 dustbins for installation at market areas, Tawang Monastery premises and other prominent places.

"Tawang being a popular tourist destination, visited frequently by domestic as well as foreign tourists, needs to be kept clean", said Tawang Deputy Commissioner, Sang Phuntsok.

He said that cleanliness is important to attract tourists, while a dirty place can give them a bad impression about the place and its people, the Deputy Commissioner said, and appealed to all to help the authority maintain cleanliness in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner said that a suitable place or area would be identified for garbage disposal.

The dustbins will also be placed at Yid Ga Choizin, District Hospital, Higher Secondary School and Buddha Statue View Point, Tawang. (DIPRO)




Students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Students belonging to the Adi community, who have excelled in class X and Class XII examination, 2017 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), were felicitated in a function organized by the Adi Baane Kebang, Academic Board here on Saturday.

In total, 29 class X and nine class XII students were felicitated for their brilliant performance.

Further, Libang Mize and Guining Pertin were felicitated for cracking the JEE Mains entrance exam (IIT).

APJEE toppers and gold medalists in various subjects and PhD degree achievers were also felicitated on the occasion.

Eleven candidates of the community, who were selected as Assistant Engineers in the last examination conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), were also felicitated.    

APPSC Chairman, Tajom Taloh, ABK President Kangir Jamoh and Commissioner Bilatee Pertin advised the achievers to continue their performance, achieve success and contribute to the society.

CE PHED, Tagong Ketan and Professor Ani Taggu of Rajiv Gandhi University helped the students choose their future career paths.

A book 'APCS Planner - an ideal guide for APPSCCE aspirants' was released by a senior citizen of the Adi community on the occasion.




Is Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women a statutory body?

[ Yapi Maling ]

Issues concerning women have gained prominence all over and a concerted effort is being made to enhance women's power, prestige, representation and participation.

Traditionally, women remained suppressed and oppressed in different forms of social, economic and political spheres. There have been women's movements, initiated to influence state's policy, society's orthodoxy and peoples' mentality towards women's rights. Such activisms have compelled national government and international organizations to take necessary steps to bring gender-neutral laws; incorporate policy directives on women; and initiate women specific programmes and projects.

An attempt has been made in the Constitution of India to neutralize the collective socio- economic, education and political disadvantages faced by the women. It not only grants equality to women (Article 14) but also empowers the state to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of them (Article 15 (3)). In order to ensure greater participation and representation in political institutions and decision making process, reservations have been provided in the local self government. Besides constitutional guarantee, women have been protected against cruelties, discriminations, atrocities and violence through parliamentary Acts. Prominent among them include Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961; Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986; Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987; Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005; Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, etc.

       Globally, the establishment of the UN is a major landmark in recognizing equal rights and status of women with that of men. The UN established the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) adopted Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) etc to ensure equality and endorsement of the rights of women both in public and private spheres.

Being important member of the UN and as member signatories of CEDAW, India formed the Committee on the Status of Women in 1974 in order to uplift the status of women in the sphere of employment, health, education and to ensure proper implementation of rights guaranteed by the constitution to women. On the basis of recommendation of the Committee, the Government of India adopted the National Commission for Women Act, 1990, and which came into being on 31st January 1992. And on this line, the APWWS as an organization spearheaded a movement which demanded for a statutory body to look after women-related issues. A memorandum was submitted to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in 1992. After a long struggle, the Act got the assent of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on June 21, 2002 and then it came into force on August 19, 2002, vide Notification No.SW.0144/93 dated August 16, 2002.

The first Commission was constituted on 4 January, 2005 and commenced its works on 17 January, 2005 with Jarjum Ete as the then first chairperson of APSCW, Lomte Riba, Gumri Ringu and Jaya Joram as members.  D M Mallo, the then Director of Social Welfare and Women & Child Development of Arunachal Pradesh, acted as the Member Secretary of the Commission.

Therefore, this Act is an expedient to provide for constitution of a Commission for furthering the fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy enshrined in the constitution of India. It is a statutory body in order to improve the status and dignity of women in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, and also to investigate and enquire into unfair practices affecting self respect of women as, have the same powers as are vested in a Civil Court while trying a suit under the code Civil Procedure, 1908, (Central Act 5). Thus, the women of Arunachal Pradesh got a statutory body to convey their problems after 11 years of effort by the APWWS.

However, the Commission still does not have a permanent building. The office building is a semi-permanent type and quiet old with only eight rooms, including one small court room where only four to five persons can be accommodated at a time. The remaining rooms are shared by the staff and members, except the room of the Chairperson, Member-Secretary, a Member and court room.  Another issue is the lack of manpower, though at present there are a total of 21 staffs, only three are engaged on regular basis because being a statutory body, the Commission has no power to appoint its own staff.

The Commission is also dependent upon the grant-in-aid from the state government being received through nodal department. Since, the Commission is a statutory as well as a quasi-judicial body, financial autonomy is very important for its proper functioning.

Moreover, the Commission since its inception does not have its own Member Secretary. Usually, the Member Secretary is appointed in additional charge from an official gazetted APPCS cadre officer.

Apart from all this, the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women has also been given an additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for protection of Child Rights (APSCPCR) under the section 17(1) read with the section 18 of the Commissions for the protection of Child Rights without any additional remuneration and extra staff by the Department of Women and Child Development, Naharlagun since 8 November, 2013.

However, it cannot be denied that the establishment of the APSCW was a significant step by the state government, especially for the protection of rights of Arunachalee women and to uplift their status. But at the same time, it is important to point out that only giving a protection mechanism to Arunachalee women for their rights without providing the much-needed resources is meaningless. (The contributor is an Assistant Professor at the Himalayan University and an M.Phil scholar in RGU)




PWD staff no more

ITANAGAR, Jun 17:  Bombi Doke, who was working as LDC in the office of the Chief Engineer, Central Zone-B PWD, Itanagar passed away on June 11 last.

The officers and staff of the CE office also held a condolence meeting for Doke on Monday last and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.




Dree Football

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The Nyime Yaru and Service XI played out a 1-1 draw in open category in Capital Complex Dree Football Tournament at DNGC playground here on Saturday.

After a barren first half, Nyime Yaru scored through Duyu Takung in the second half (38th min). However, it was equalized by Service XI in the 55th minute through Tailyang Tabio.

Nani Kaya of Nyime Yaru FC was declared 'Hero of the Match'.

The match played between Khonghung FC and Senior FC in veteran category also ended in 1-1 draw.

Habung Nikang scored in 18th minute to give Khonghung team 1-0 lead at half time, which was equalized by Senior FC in the second half with a goal from Takhe Tayo (55th min).

'Hero of the Match' title went to Hage Tapu of Senior FC.

Sunday's first match will be played between Nyime Yaru and Tajunh Tana in open category. Senior FC will be up against Patw FC in the second match in veteran section.

In Golden Jubilee Central Dree Football Tournament in Ziro, Birang Tajang Club (BTC) edged past Football Club Ziro 2-1.

Tage Pacho and Rubu Moda scored for the winning team. Nada Tupe scored the only goal for BTC.

In another match, Zamra Football Club grounded the All Hija Sports Association - B (AHSA-B) 5-0.

Bullo Khoda and Tilling Tajung scored two goals each, while the fifth goal came from Tapi Kojing.




Teachers advised to update their knowledge

ROING, Jun 17: Roing ADC, Chestha Yadav advised teachers to continue updating their knowledge to ignite and unfold the young minds with new concepts and thoughts.

She was addressing the inaugural day of a two-day long teachers' training programme on Smart Class with the help of the device K-YAN under CM's Adhunik Shiksha Yojna for the selected 32 schools under the chairperson of Special Secretary  Education, M Namchoom at  the Anchal Samiti Hall on Saturday.  

Stating that K-YAN device is just a teaching tool and an aid to make the teaching and learning process more interactive and interesting for students, Yadav stressed on the point that it should never be thought to be a substitute for the teachers as teachers are and will always be real motivators and guides to the students.

Speaking on the occasion, Special Secretary Education, M Namchoom informed that the vision and mission of the government is to transform the government schools into Smart Classroom where every child will be taught in a most scientific method, enhancing their understanding level along with textbooks.

She called for proper monitoring of the performance of the device by the teachers and its impact on the learners.

Representatives from Edcil, Guwahati are imparting training to about 56 teachers from various schools of the district. (DIPRO)




Meritorious students recognised

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: With a clarion call to the young students to take the state forward, the members of Tebw Lappa Welfare Society held a function to recognize the achievements of its young members.

The students who had excelled in the CBSE and other prestigious examinations in 2016-17 were awarded on the occasion. A total of 22 meritorious students were rewarded, which included 17 class X and five class XII students.

The programme was jointly organized by Tebw Lappa Welfare Society, Tebw Youth Association and Tebw Employees Forum.

Tebw Lappa Welfare Society President, Tada Tana called upon the younger generation to study hard and aim for bigger things in life. "When we were growing up, there was no one to guide us. Some of us crossed rivers and walked for kilometres for education. Today, things have improved and children should make best use of the facilities and chase big dreams," said Tad.

Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary and Mission Director, Mithun and Yak Conservation, Dr Taba Heli and senior citizen Taba Tolu attended the programme and encouraged young students to give their best in all fields.




Social service conducted

Gusar, Jun 17:  The All Bulo Youth Organisation (ABYO) of Gusar circle under Upper Subansiri district conducted a social service on Saturday by cleaning public utilities, such as medical, playground etc. The organisation conducts social service annually in the month of June and July.




Plantation drives mark 'Swachhta Pakhwada'

ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Cleaning activities and plantation drives were organized by the GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, North-East unit, Itanagar as part of the 'Swachhata Pakhwada' celebration from June 1 to 15 last.

All the staff of GBPNIHESD NE unit took part in the cleanliness drives at different places, including the office campus of the NE unit, newly developing Rural Technology Center of NE unit at DN College campus, Itanagar and Nonpu village, Papum Pare district.

At least 300 seedlings of terminalia myriocarpa and michelia champaca were also distributed among villages during the programme.




Retired DFO and lyricist Taying Mize passes away


PASIGHAT, Jun 17: Retired Divisional Forest Officer and renowned lyricist and composer of the Adi community, Taying Mize passed away at the age of 66 after a prolonged illness at his residence in Mirku village, Pasighat on Thursday.

His family informed that late Mize was born on 28th June, 1951 at Rumgong village and did his early education from the village (Primary) Higher Secondary from Aalo and college from AMC, Dibrugarh.  He served in the All India Radio as Assistant Director from 1972-78 and then got absorbed in the forest department as Range Forest Officer on 28th April, 1981 and retired as DFO on 30th June, 2009.  

Late Mize is also one of the first lyricists and composers of the Adi community. Some of his popular songs are Kaju Angong Giilaju, Tani Giida sim Kangkipa ngo and Nome ngo kenmape apiem bisito ngo.

Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, former Health Minister Dr Tangor Tapak and several others deeply mourned the demise of late Mize and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Late Mize is survived by his wife and four children.



Hundreds attend legal awareness camp at Geku

YINGKIONG, Jun 17: In all, 150 women, children and locals from Geku circle attended a daylong awareness camp conducted by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), aimed at creating awareness amongst women at the Taku Dere on Saturday.

Addressing the participants, DLSA Organising Secretary, Oson Mibang advised them to become aware of their rights, while Member Secretary, DLSA Upper Siang district JMFC-cum-Civil Judge, Mary Kamsi urged the participants to stand up for their rights. She also spoke on the topics, like access to justice for all under Legal Service Authority Act, 1987 and Juvenile Justice Board.

Advocates Akoying Tekseng, Kabang Taron, Dipi Tasing, Oyem Panyang, Omin Tate and Dubom Tekseng, who were the resource persons, spoke about Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005; Consumer Protection Act, 1986; Arunachal Pradesh Victim compensation scheme, 2011; NDPS Act; Motor Vehicle Act and Right To Information Act, 2005.

An interactive session was also held, wherein the participants clarified their doubts.




Workshop on Rajbhasha held

ITANAGAR, Jun 17:  A workshop on implementation of Rajbhasha was conducted by the Regional Office, Directorate of Field Publicity on Thursday last, which was attended by officials of all nine DFP units and from the regional office.

Addressing the workshop, Director Dr H R Keshavamurthy emphasized on the need to use Rajbhasha in official noting and correspondence with the other offices as per the Rajbhasha Policy of 1963, and underlined the need to reach 50 percent level of usage prescribed for Category 'C' states like Arunachal Pradesh.

Expressing displeasure over the slow pace of implementation, he instructed the monitoring committee to nominate two officials for Rajbhasha typing training at New Delhi immediately and others in phases.

       Assistant commandant and Hindi officer of ITBP, Itanagar, Surjeet Singh Thakur also conducted training on preparing various type of reports of Rajbhasha and use of important Hindi words for regular official use.

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