June 07


Anti-malaria campaign begins

ROING, June 06: The month long anti-malaria campaign began in Lower Dibang Valley District along with the observation of World Environment Day 2014 at Roing yesterday.  

As a part of the Anti-Malaria Month campaign, a mass social service was organized in Roing township today morning by the Department of Health with the support of the district administration in order to reduce the source of breeding ground of mosquitoes which increases considerably due to collection of rain water everywhere during monsoon and post monsoon season. The mass social service was conducted in the govt offices, educational institutions and in the market area.

Apart from the social service, an audio awareness campaign was also carried out in and around the Roing Township to keep the environment clean and healthy.

Headed by Dr D Wange, the new DMO Roing, tree plantation was also carried out in the premises of the District Hospital, Roing as part of the observation of World Environment Day for the healthy environment.

Dr Nangkong Yirang, DVBDCO informed that during the long month Anti-Malaria Campaign, Mass Blood Collection and spot diagnosis & treatment, Survey of mosquito breeding places, IEC/BCC activities shall be conducted in addition to the continuing DDT spraying programme. DIPRO


Police nab cable thieves

PASIGHAT, June 06: The Pasighat police yesterday busted a gang of BSNL cable thieves and arrested seven members.

They have been identified as Ojing Yirang (38) of Siluk, Doctor Pegu (30) of Jonai, Assam, Taring Tayeng (35) of Lower Dibang Valley, Simul (Nimul) Taye of Oyan, Md. Ashruddin Ali (25) of Bogimati, Assam and Akit Yommin(19) of Mirku.

DSP Tab Techi stated that all seven have confessed their involvement in the theft of BSNL cables. A case has been registered under section 61/14 U/S 379 IPC.

According to police source, since 2013, seven cases were registered at Pasighat police station. “We are hopeful that after this arrest the problem of cable theft across the district will come down,” added the DSP.

Inspector Nikon Riba (OC) along with Sub Inspectors T Buker and N Nama and personnel from 5th IRBn were instrumental in busting the gang. (DIPRO)


Water and power on Moyong’s priority list

PASIGHAT, June 06: MLA Pasighat Kaling Moyong has assured to take up electricity and water crisis on priority in the town and adjoining areas. He said this at a reception hosted in his honour at Pasighat yesterday. He informed that he has already discussed the issues with the head of the concern departments. The newly elected MLA desired to hold an interactive meeting with the local administration and Head of Offices to get first hand information. He further assured to work dedicatedly for all round development and continue the good works of his predecessors. (DIPRO)


Union writes to PWD minister

ITANAGAR, June 06: Alleging various anomalies in implementation of Rs nine crore (approx) outer-ring road project for Mechukha under BADP schemes -2011-12, All Libo Bokar Ramo Students Union (ALBRSU)  in a complaint letter to PWD minister urged him to put restriction on payment of bills.

No tender was invited for the project and  that part of the project work has been shifted to and about four kms of road has been constructed in a place where there is no human dwellers,  the Union alleged  and demanded enquiry into the project implementation and floating of fresh  tender with proper guidelines.


APATCYO & AAPYF reiterate demands

ITANAGAR, June 06: Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) in a joint memorandum submitted to the new education minister Tapang Taloh have reiterated their  five-point demands for improvement of education scenario in the state.

Stating that Right to Education (RTE) Act – 2009  has not been implemented properly in the state,  both the  organizations urged the education minister to implement RTE in every nock and corner of the state  for betterment of students communities. Though the RTE provides free and compulsory education to the students between the age group of 6  and 14,  the primary  and middle schools of the  state had taken fees from students since the time of implementation of RTE in 2010, the Organizations said and demanded  that collection of school fee be stopped immediately.

Four other demands of the organizations are: proper distribution of books and school uniform to each and every student of Govt schools,  implementation of mid-day meal scheme in every Govt school  properly, appointment of adequate school staff like people and  chowkidhar.


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Tuki appoints 18 parliamentary secretaries

ITANAGAR, June 6: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today appointed 18 Parliamentary Secretaries including two women and three first time MLAs to assist him in smooth functioning of his government. The much awaited swearing in ceremony of parliamentary secretaries was held at Banquet Hall this evening, where the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki administered oath of office and secrecy to them.

The Parliamentary Secretaries included C.T Mein, Punji Mara, Phosum Khimhun, Jomde Kena, Techi Kaso, Bamang Felix, Jambey Tashi, Likha Saaya, Markio Tado, Phurpa Tsering, Kumsi Sidisow, Alo Libang, Karya Bagang, Tapuk Taku, Gum Tayeng, Mama Natung, Mutchu Mithi and Tatung Jamoh. Karya Bagang and Gum Tayeng are two women parliamentary secretaries while Mama Natung, Mutchu Mithi and Tatung Jamoh are first time MLAs.

The Congress won 42 seats in the 60-member House in the April 9 assembly elections including 11 unopposed and one posthumously, while opposition BJP won 11 seats, Peoples' Party of Arunachal five and two seats by independents.

The Chief Minister congratulated all of them and wished them good luck in shouldering their duties and responsibilities in the days to come. The ceremony was attended by ministers, MLAs, senior officers, public leaders, distinguished guests and invitees and media fraternity.

Later talking to reporters Tuki informed that the portfolios of the newly appointed pareliamentary secreataries would be announced soon.


Tourism minister holds parley with officials of the department

ITANAGAR, June 06: Minister for Tourism, Town Planning, Housing, Urban Development, Art & Culture Pema Khandu today held a meeting of all the senior officials of tourism department to take a stock of the all the projects and other activities being carried out by the department. He interacted with all officials and staff of the department. Secretary Tourism Dr. Joram Beda made a detailed power point presentation regarding infrastructure, Human Resource development, Tourism Promotion & Marketing, Fairs & Festival, Eco Tourism policy, Adventure Tourism, Project prioritization for the current financial year etc.

The secretary deliberated on the need for tourism trade act and rules, creation of District Tourism Promotion council and Tourism vision 2020.

Minister tourism extolled the performance of tourism department but at the same time conveyed the need for highest degree of commitment and professional excellence on part of the department officials. He stressed on the need for efficient and time bound implementation of projects undertaken by tourism department. He has also emphasized on the need for the participation of all stake holders in the tourism sector, especially while framing crucial policy decisions by tourism department. Taru Talo, Director Tourism and Gedo Eshi, Deputy Director (East) were also present.

The meeting was drawn to a close with a vote of thanks by Tage Buda, Deputy Director. He congratulated Pema Khandu on being appointed as Cabinet Minister for Tourism. He also appreciated and applauded Dr. Joram Beda (IAS) Secretary Tourism as a young and dynamic Officer who has initiated and done so many innovative measures within a few months after joining the department.


Review of HEP projects and TAH, land acquisition process

BOMDILA, June 6: A meeting of the representatives of Army, BRO, Hydro power developers and officers of the District administration was held today at Bomdila to monitor the progress of the major Hydro Electric Power (HEP) projects of 100 MW & above and also of the Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) in the district.

Of the many Hydro power projects in the district, the Gongri executed by the Patel Engineering, Nafra executed by the SEW Green Energy and Dibbin executed by KSK Energy Ventures were taken up for review and discussion.

Likewise, discussions were held on BCT and OKSRT roads in the district.

The status of the Munna-Chander-Thungree and Mandla-Debra-Naga GG roads in the district was also taken up for discussion.

Due to the implementation of the new Land Acquisition Act, all the proposals sent from the district for Defence Land acquisition in the district has been sent back resulting in delay and other related hurdles. It was therefore decided to request the Director, Land Management to depute a master trainer for the district. Also, the Army was required to send proposal for a plan to acquire land on lease basis which subsequently would facilitate the land acquisition process.

Under the new Land Acquisition Act, land acquisition at Nafra & Thrizino in the district would be taken up on priority.

The state and the central governments have identified 13 priority Power projects in Arunachal for speedy implementation which requires the concerned DCs to monitor the progress on monthly basis in respect of land acquisition, environment & forest clearance and any other pending issues related. Likewise, they are also to monitor the progress of the Trans Arunachal Highway on monthly basis.

Detailing the target of the state government, DC AK Singh impressed on the need to speed up the works as power and connectivity are the prerequisites for any development. He sought the status of the projects in question and reviewed on each elaborately.(DIPRO)


Sanitation campaign to mark one-year of IMC

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 06: The Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) is going to conduct a mass cleanliness campaign in the capital complex to commemorate completion of its one-year in office, said IMC deputy chief councillor (DCC) Kipa Babu while addressing the mediapersons  at  Arunachal Press Club here today along with Chief Councillor Higio Aruni and the team of empowered standing committee IMC. Bapu added that cleanliness drive to improve the sanitation of the state capital has already kick-started from Wednesday last.

“Our first priority area is garbage management in colonies and sectors where there is no proper garbage management system,” Babu said while disclosing the tentative schedule of the drive which will start from Banderdewa, and cover the area of Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar from June 7 to 10. Babu further informed that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Chief Secretary have consented to attend the last day of cleanliness drive on June 10 at Itanagar. The drive is supported by motor transports unions, including maxicab, auto and trekker and ward members and councillors.

Chief Councillor Higio Aruni in her address informed that sanitation is the most difficult subject to tackle due to lack of man power and tools.

Highlighting the achievements of IMC in span of one year, the chief councillor claimed that IMC has successfully implemented the urban poverty elevation schemes which benefitted many. She added that IMC is also looking after the issuance of trading license of slaughter house and registration of death and birth. She also pointed out that lack of fund has slowed down the activities of IMC in the capital complex.  

IMC would also focus to educate people on traffic congestion by creating awareness across the capital complex with the help of loud speaker and would discuss the matter to find out the mechanism involving experts and authorities.  IMC disclosed that use of mobile phone while driving, chewing tobacco and smoking cigarette, hike in fare would be the key topics to discuss during the week-long campaign. Tarh Nachung, Gangte Tugung and Taba Yall Nabam, Nugrang Yache, Tagru Tadak among others were present in the press meet.


Action plan for greater integration of Northeast

New Delhi, June 06: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said government has an action plan for greater integration of the Northeast with the rest of India through telecom, digital, radio and TV connectivity.

"We have an action plan for greater integration of Northeast India with rest of the country through telecom, digital, radio and TV connectivity and that would be reflected in the Union Budget", he told reporters here.

Javadekar said he had told a committee looking into the concerns of persons hailing from Northeast that there should be greater integration of the Northeast with the rest of the country.

The committee headed M P Bezbaruah, a former Union Tourism Secretary, was set up by the government to suggest measures to address concerns of people from the Northeast following outrage over the death of Nido Tania, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, here. It will submit its report next month.

"The minister has said the aim should be to create connectivity physically and in the mindset of the people with the Northeast, sensitise people in the metros, particularly people in the middle class with whom Northeast people come into contact," Bezbaruah told reporters.

Emphasizing on strengthening Indian TV and radio channels, he said these channels should promote harmony in the states and "take our rich culture beyond the borders of India".

The discussions in the committee meeting held here on Friday included recommendations for promoting North-east as a filming destination and featuring films from the North-East in various film festivals. Given the talent in the region, the Minister said there should be better participation of Northeastern people in the various genres of information and entertainment.

The meeting also favoured a constant dialogue and an inclusive approach to integrate "our Northeastern brethren into the mainstream".  PTI


AKA felicitates first-time MLA, medal winning players

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 06: Karate family of Arunachal Pradesh under the banner of Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) today felicitated newly elected MLA Dekto Yekar from Daporijo Assembly Constituency and the entire medal winning players, coaches and team manager of the KAI National Sub-Junior, Cadet and Under 21 Karate Championship, which was held in Delhi from May 31 to June one.

Arunachal finished overall third with 15 medals, including five gold, four silver and five bronze in the just concluded national karate championship.

A former karate player Sensei Dekto has a gold and silver medal to his credit. He won the medals in the 6th National Shito Ryu Karate Championship held in Bangalore in 2006.

“Whatever I have achieved today is due to Karate. It has provided me an excellent platform to build my political career. I am greatly indebted to my karate gurus,” Dekto, who holds a second-Dan Black Belt, said after being felicitated by AKA.

Delivering few words of advice to the medal winning players, Dekto asked them to aim high and practice hard to achieve their own highest level of success in life. He presented bouquets to the medal winning players along with others present on the occasion.

Coaches (Boys) Tagri Raju, Emi Tayu Ete (Girls) and Team Ajay Chetri were felicitated with bouquets and traditional Nyishi jackets and muffler.

AKA President Sensei Likha Tara expressed satisfaction over team’s overall performance in the championship.

“It gives me immense pleasure to know that the team secured the overall third position in the Championship and five players from the state have been selected to represent the country at South Asian Karate Championship to be held in Delhi in the last week of this month.”

He informed that four out of the five gold medalists of the just concluded championship, namely Raja Yangfo, Likha Lej, Bamang Yakum, and Yapung Sonam have been selected for the South Asian karate Championship. Another player Mikhu Shine was selected on the basis of his gold medal winning performance in a previous event,

While Raja Yangfo and Likha Lej won a gold medal each in junior boys below 57kg and 55kg category, Bamang Yakum and Yapung Sonam won a gold medal each in Junior Girls below 53kg and 59kg category respectively.

Tara contributed karate uniforms (gi) to all the five selected players.

While consoling those players, who could not win medal and those who have won medals but failed to impress upon the selectors, not to lose heart, Tara said that losing is a part and parcel of competition. He asked them to practice hard and correct their mistakes to improve performance.

AKA general secretary Sensei L Marik, on behalf of the Team Manager, briefed about the performance of the state team in the championship. Over 1200 karatekas from all the states participated in it, he informed.

AKA Technical Director Sensei S. Deben Sharma, Vice Presidents Sensei Yarda Niki, Sensei Tai Hipik, Sensei Dr. Marli Ete, Assistant General Secretary Sempai Biki Punung were present during the felicitation function held at HQ Club, Naharlagun.


Chai sets agenda for Tezu-Sunpura

TEZU, June 06: Newly elected MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai has put emphasis on flood protection, distribution of PDS items and improvement in tourism, education, medical sectors as well as provision of alternate cultivation in place of opium cultivation.

He said this during an interactive meeting with PRI members, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and other government officials in Tezu today.

Dr. Chai while outlining his vision for better Tezu further said that road, light, water, and other infrastructure has to be improved. In order to reach the targets, he requested coordination of all the departments.

He further said that he will not take undue advantage of any official and that he will let his work speak for him. He called on the government employees to be committed in their work and work fearlessly without giving undue favouritism.

The MLA addressing on all the burning issues of Tezu assured every possible help and assistance to all the departments.

Dr. Chai, meanwhile announced Rs. 10,000 as financial aid to Damo Ado who topped the Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination (PCB).

He also announced financial aid for one Police Beat Post at Tezu market from MLA LAD.

DC Dr. B M Mishra stating that good administration and good governance is the ultimate goal of all advocated that popular public demands needs to be evaluated and that individual interest may have to be sacrificed in favour of larger public interest.

He also informed that a full comprehensive road map has been carried out to deal with Opium cultivation in Tezu.

All the Head of the Departments present in the meeting highlighted their role and achievements in the District and Tezu in particular. Meanwhile, the district officials also shared their problems while discharging their duties.  (DIPRO)


World Environment Day in Arunachal

PASIGHAT, June 06: As a part of the World Environment Day celebrations, the Pasighat Forest Range Office today launched a plantation drive in and around the township. More than five hundred seedlings/saplings of various ornamental species were planted in government office premises, schools, hospital, NH-52 roadsides and in all wood based Industries under Industrial Estate.

An awareness program for school children was also organized in the Democrat Bakin’s Residential School auditorium by the Pasighat Forest Range Office.

Speaking on the occasion, Osar Gao, Range Officer highlighted the role of society in maintaining ecological balance and the need for creating awareness.

Dy. Range Officer Ojing Jamoh while giving “each one should plant one” mantra hoped that every citizen would join and participate enthusiastically in the mission.

The school’s principal C Thapa in his address said that to preserve our environment, we must plant more and more trees.

Among others, Maksam Tayeng, Chairman, Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco Development Society), KB Biswakarma Vice Principal and students also spoke on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the day was also observed  at Sille Higher Secondary School. The world's biodiversity is under severe threat from human activities and everyone can take meaningful steps to help preserve biodiversity, stated Rajesh Panyang (ADC) today while addressing the gathering.

The ADC further asked the teachers, officers and PRI leaders to create an effective dissemination strategy. The most important one is to be aware of how your actions influence the society around you, he said.

Earlier, Tashi Mize, DFO (WL) said excessive hunting, fishing, and consumption of natural products all lead to the decline of biodiversity, as does the pollution of the air and water, inappropriate disposal of waste, industry and transportation emissions, and use of fertilizer and pesticides.

Bengia Yater (CO, Sille-Oyan) and Principal Tamon Doruk also spoke on the occasion.

The program was organized by the “Centre With Potential For Excellence In Biodiversity” Rajiv Gandhi University. The daylong technical session and open house discussion was managed by Dr. Daniel Mize and Ripin Taba.

TEZU: Trees are an important part of Mother Nature, bringing us a variety of benefits and comforts. Hence protecting them and promoting greenery of our surroundings is every person’s responsibility”, exhorted DFO Wild-life Kamlang WLS, Koj Tassar inaugurating the “Care A Tree Campaign” in Wakro as a part of the World Environment Day Celebrations. He lauded the Lohit Youth Libraries, the Wakro bazaar members, schools and the other voluntary organizations of Wakro for coming together and launching a year-long campaign to create a green Wakro by people’s mobilization in tree-planting. Recalling the motto of the World Environment Day 2014 ‘Raise your voice, Not the sea level’ he reminded the people the disastrous consequences if they remain indifferent to their environment, cleanliness of their neighbourhood and the rampant plastic and chemical pollution of Arunachal’s once clean earth and water.

The Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries S. Mundayoor elaborated on the basic idea of the Care A Tree Campaign. “Protecting our neighbourhood and greenery is not Govt’s responsibility, but of each one of us. Calling plastic pollution as the worst enemy of Arunachal villages and towns, he reminded them that Wakro was once a salubrious and enchanting little town. Future generations would not forgive us if we did not do our bit to help it recover its past green glory.

Later Luckyso Rangmang, APNE Library reader-activist, presented a set of books as a memento to the Chief Guest.

Thanking the DFO for his ready and generous offer to support the Campaign during the year, the Chairman, ASSET, Wakro lauded Dilip De and other members of the Wakro Bazaar for spiritedly joining the Campaign, agreeing to care a tree in the now barren Wakro market. He also complimented the young reader-activists for spreading the message of caring for trees among their elders.

This was followed by tree-plantation by the Chief Guest and other shop-keepers in the market. Plantation was also done by the State Bank of India staff and the members of Wakro Women’s Welfare Committee. The plantation by school students will follow in the latter part of the month, after the schools become fully operational.

The campaign activists hope to rope in large number of volunteers in the programme during the year and to focus on reducing the open dumping of plastic and other garbage around the town.

With the theme ‘Jahan hain hariyali,wahan hain khushali”, the local youths,  DFO, ACF, RFO and other field staffs of Aalo Forest Division observed the World Environment Day at Aalo.

On the occasion, tree plantation programme was held at Aalo Range forest office compound.


AoL gets 27 indigenous instructors

ITANAGAR, June 06: The Art of Living’s mission of spreading a wave of happiness and building a stress-free and violence free-society got a big boost in Arunachal Pradesh with the creation of a brigade of local instructors. Twenty-seven indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh completed an intense training and graduated to be Art of Living Instructors.

They have been empowered to conduct the Art of Living’s Happiness Programme and deliver its world-acclaimed breathing technique Sudarshan Kriya. Shabari Chaudhuri who came from Bangalore especially for the Teacher Training Course (TTC) conducted the 15-day long training programme.

The graduates received their Course Manuals and Sudarshan Kriya kit at a simple but holistic function held at the Art of Living Campus located in July Basti on Thursday. The newly graduates Instructors belong to different parts of Arunachal Pradesh such as Aalo, Basar, Tezu, Changlang, Pasighat, Daporijo, Ziro, Seppa, Doimukh, Naharlagun and Itanagar. They were also joined by three indigenous people from Zowai, Meghalaya.

“This is a landmark step as these local Instructors will be able to spread the light of knowledge to the interiors of Arunachal Pradesh. So far the activities of Art of Living have been mostly confined to town areas because of lack of local Instructors,” shared Dr Ligu Tacho, Chairman of the Art of Living Arunachal Pradesh (AOLAP). While urging the new Instructors to maintain the purity of knowledge as propagated Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, Dr Tacho hoped they will take benefits of the Art of Living and Sudarshan Kriya to more and more people of the state. “People from all cultures, religions and background in over 150 countries are drawing enormous physical and mental benefits from the techniques taught by the Art of Living. People of Arunachal Pradesh can also benefit from them in a big way, he added.

Several well-wishers and followers of Art of Living including Deputy Secretary Education S C Debanath; ATI Director Pate Marik; DIG of RTC Kimin, ITBP Rajkishore Sha; Swami Purnachaitanya from the Netherlands, members of AOLAP Swami Bhavatej, Paine Merry Tadar, Pai Dawe, Anil Bahl attended the graduation ceremony.

The Art of Living Happiness Programme is world renowned spiritual-based self-development programme that empowers people with techniques and wisdom to lead a stress-free, happy and healthy life. Apart from yoga and meditation, it teaches Sudarshan Kriya, a rhythmic breathing technique designed by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. It harnesses specific natural rhythms of the breath to harmonize the body, mind and emotions.

Meanwhile, the Art of Living has announced a new batch of Happiness Programme in Itanagar from June 10. The six-day course will be held at the Art of Living Centre in H Sector from 5.30 pm.  Through the workshop, the participants will have a beautiful opportunity of knowing themselves and releasing the stress which has accumulated in the system. In addition to Sudharsan Kriya, the workshop will include meditation, yoga, pranayama and relaxation processes that result in higher concentration, energy, joy and peace of mind.


Meeting on school disaster management plan in Tawang held

TAWANG, June 06: A meeting was held in the DC’s Conference Hall, Tawang recently in connection with Model School Evacuation Plan on Disaster Management and prevention and control of forest fires in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Tawang Abhishek Dev stated that as per past experiences of major disasters, a large number of casualties/ injuries are reported from schools/ hostels due to lack of awareness & preparedness of the school authorities in tackling disasters. He informed that the department of disaster management, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has circulated a school safety guidebook for school disaster management planning and a copy of this guidebook was provided to all the leading schools for their reference and further necessary action.

Dev also directed the teachers and school authority to prepare school disaster management/ evacuation plan as per the guide book and submit one copy to the DC office at the earliest. He advised all the schools to organize awareness generation pragrammes on disaster management through various means like competitions on essay, quiz, poster etc. and conduct mock drills in all schools. All school should keep basic needs and equipment like emergency light, First Aid kits, and fire extinguishers etc in readiness at the schools and also maintain hygienic conditions in the schools to prevent epidemics.

The SP Tawang Nupur Prasad and DFO Tawang Pradeep Wahule assured to provide full co-operation for conducting trainings on disaster management in the district as well as in schools.

Lama Thuptan Phuntsok, Manjushree Vidhyapith Tawang called for organizing training for teachers at district level so that they can further impart the same to school children.

Further the DC Tawang instructed the DDMO Office Tawang to conduct the training /sensitization on disaster management tentatively from June 20. He asked the representatives of ADC Lumla & Jang and school authorities to nominate their participants and submit a list immediately for further necessary action. It was also decided that a basic training for school teacher on first Aid would also be conducted soon. All schools were advised to give their latest phone numbers to the DDMO for incorporation in the District Disaster Management plan.

The Zilla Parishad Chairperson Tawang Jambey Tsering assured all cooperation / assistance from the district Panchayat in conducting the various Mock drills and disaster preparedness activities.

Teachers of various schools of the district, SDMOs, COs besides the officers of the district education department were also present on the occasion. DIPRO


NHPC sponsors skill development prog. for 35 unemployed youths

ITANAGAR, June 06: Under its Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development (CSR-SD) Scheme, NHPC’s Subansiri Lower HE Project have sponsored 35 local unemployed youths from Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts for vocational training programme to enhance their employability on Masonry, Bar Bending, Shuttering, Carpentry, etc through M/s L&T Training Centre, Ghaziabad.

NHPC Subansiri Lower HE Project sponsors the training program for making these unemployed youths employable and bringing about a socio economic change in the society. These unemployed youths were identified and scrutinised in association with District Administration of Dhemaji.

This batch of 35 youths who were seen off from Gogamukh by GK Singh, Chief (HR), NHPC in the presence of officials from local administration, will undergo their respective vocational training at M/s L&T Training Centre, Ghaziabad from June 6.

Together with these 35 youths, NHPC, SLHEP has already sponsored 204 unemployed youths from project vicinity to various such programme in different trades in different parts of the country.

The first batch of 11 youths were sent to Kolkata for Logistic Management Trade training programme through M/s TCIL , the second batch of 20 youths were sent to Kolkata for Heavy Equipment training programme in Tata Hitachi and the third batch of 20 youths undergone training on Logistic Management Training Programme at Kolkata through M/s TCIL.

The fourth and fifth batch of 88 participants were sent to M/s L&T Training Centre, Ghaziabad and the sixth batch of 30 unemployed youths have undergone Graphic Designing training programme at New Delhi.

It is pertinent to mention that, the present batch of 35 local unemployed youths comprises former BLT (Bodo Liberation Tiger) cadre and their family members.

Through a message, Executive Director of NHPC Rakesh congratulated the selected participants and their guardians for showing keen interest and encouraged them to complete the training. He urged them to learn as much as possible which in turn will help them in their career in future. NHPC’s endeavour has been to bring the misled and unemployed youths of the society to mainstream.




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Check the condition of vehicle

Dear Editor,

We on behalf of Capital Youth Organisation (C.Y.O) would like to lay down some lines in the context of frequent accident of public transport vehicle especially that of the Trekker plying in between Naharlagun and Itanagar. It is very unfortunate that within this last couple of month, so many accidents occurred in between Itanagar and Naharlagun that too at the same spot and involving same kind of vehicle i.e Trekker. All these accident had claimed many precious innocent lives, whom to blame? To the Driver? To the vehicle? To the administration? Or the public who travels in those vehicle for daily purpose? There must be some way to check this.

So, in this regard, we urge the concern department especially traffic safety cell and department of public transportation to sort out some way to check this menace. We urge the Motor Vehicle inspector to strictly check the condition of vehicle carrying public and ensure that it is in healthy condition. At present what they do is just check the license and other documents of the vehicle, but they seldom pay attention to the condition of vehicle. They need to change their working style as in developed country its punishable even if the vehicle has not tail light fixed.

So, we strongly appeal MV inspector to check the vehicle condition along with document that too strictly and on regular basis. Such problems can be curbed with the joint effort of department as well as public. We urge common public also to cooperate with the authority in this regard.


Bengia Nachung

President (C.Y.O)


“Tears of fear”

Dear Editor,

I would like to share following incident with fellow citizens. “Oh Behen Thora Woh Bag Se Mobile Nikal Do Na”, said one of the lady patient. I turned back and saw a lady lying on the bad with her new born baby girl beside her shedding first drops of tears on this mother earth.

23rd May 2014, I rushed to Naharlagun hospital to visit one of my relative. We were just talking about the condition of the medical infrastructure and its poor hygiene, and then suddenly a baby started crying. I turned back and saw a lady alone with her baby; it seemed she was in mixed emotion. But there was no one to help her and share her sorrow or happiness - sorrow for giving birth a girl child or happiness for creating one more creator of the social life - am really confused which one, may be you know!..

The baby was crying as loud as possible, may be just to make others to realize her presence but alas! Even the ‘Papa’ was not present to welcome her, then that lady (child’s mother) called me and requested me to take out cell phone from her purse. I did what she asked me for, and I went back to bed no.64.

23rd evening-….Mama You Gave A Life To Meee….a song by Celine Dion, I was just going through the song, suddenly something struck my mind. I started recalling what had happened in the medical, then I thought – Uss maa aur bachche ka kya huwa hoga! uska pitaji koun hota hoga? relatives bhi nai hai kya ho!! aaj kal bhi larki bachcha paida hone se duukh bhari zindagi start ho jata hai!!!!

Yes! My fellow human friends don’t show your teeth even if you are using the Colgate white to brighten your teeth, because our heart and mind is still in darkness. Even though we are in 21st century with the superfast technologies we are still crumbling around our own instinct, still we woman are under the world of weak man…Still we are thrown or kept alone in the corner of hospitals….Still our hands are fighting with the roughest steel wool…Still our mind is chained from exploring the world……Still we are toy of eve teasing…Still we are matter for molestation...Still we are raped and killed…Still we are subject for justice...Still we are?????????

I really don’t know what is next…next surprise… specially meant for we woman. Sometimes I wonder where I am – is this the place! Once known to be the place of peace loving people, unity in diversity, where once upon a time woman could walk anywhere anytime! But now the entire scenario of the state is upside down. Now we are not less than any other places in the list of torture, rape and murder.

Recently we all witnessed number of cases which proves the stated hypothesis 100 % alive and active, one such incident is that of Miss Aroti Mize who was killed in an inhuman way. This kind of issue made me realize why that new born baby who knows nothing was crying and what she wanted us to understand - she was afraid of landing amidst us, she knew the pain which she will face soon, she wanted us to understand that it’s not only tear but “Tears Of  Fear”!!!

...fear of being underestimated as a sister…

…fear of becoming someone’s wife to get life time scratches…

…fear of being over burdened as a mother…

…fear of being woman in the world of wolfs!!!

These bunches of words are not to blame any man or institution; it is just to remind who we are and what we are doing. Let’s not forget what exactly this being called woman is?!! Woman is the one, who brings a man to this world and this world to a man.

…let us take some time and check our heart and mind ourselves…

…let us not allow our instinct to overpower our age old humanity…

….let us not give chance to anyone to point at us and laugh at us…

But let’s join our hands to jump to the world where there are no harassments to the one who establishes us in this wonder world and provides us with the wisdom to make a wise wish to live in a wonderful way…….!


Neelam Rupa

‘P' Sector Itanagar


Allegation is affecting release of payment

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily we the respective contractors for 40 boarders S/T Girls hostel of various Middle Schools of Palin area would like to clarify the allegation against the executing agency by the ANSU. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt, of India accorded a sanction sum Rs. 12,490000/- for construction of 40 boarders S/T Girls Hostel for Palin area. Accordingly, 10 (Ten) Middle School namely Govt. Middle School Dui, Pania, Amji, Jamin(Choba) Joru, Yaglung, Bangte Langbia, Jullang and Palin towns were selected on need base. The estimated cost of each School building was Rs. 1, 24, 00000/-. The 1st installment of Rs.624.50 lakhs was released by the department of Social justice empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt, of A.P in the year 2012 and same was paid to only five respective contractors of namely Govt. Middle School Dui, Pania, Amji, Jamin(Choba) and Joru. The rest five contractors are still waiting for their payment. As on date except for Langbia Middle School, nine school buildings have been completed as per drawing provided by the executing department. The local contractors who invested their hard earned money are now eagerly waiting for payment of the remaining amount.

The baseless allegation made by ANSU is severely affecting the release of 2nd installment amount from the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and sufferers are the innocent and poor local contractors. The further delay in payment may compel the innocent contractors to seek legal remedy.

ANSU being student organization should rather appreciate the good works done by the officer instead of using the issues for personal grudge against the officer and leader. Although, the initial DPR was for construction of double storey RCC building but due to some technical and geographical complexity, the executing agency changed the scope (Drawing) and same was duly approved by the higher authority. It is  within the competent authority to alter the scope of woks without financial burden to the state. Therefore, we appeal the state govt, to release the remaining payment as early as possible.


Donik Bath - Pania

Donik Tagi, -Amji

Gumku Nikla- Dui

Heri Kaha, - Joru

Toku Maka,-Yaglung

Toku Talar-Bangte

Rido Nyania-Jamin

Byabang Solung Palin town

Byabang Tariak (Jullang)

Tassar Tadu- Langbia.









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Expectation from new health minister

Newly appointed Health and Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul has assured to revamp the health department inorder to provide quality health services. Pul is believed to have told this when a team of Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA) yesterday called on him at his residence. This statement by new health minister is encouraging to hear. Health sector is in precarious condition with citizens complaining that government has not been able to provide basic health facilities. Government run hospitals lack proper facilities.

Due to this citizens are often forced to either come to state capital or go outside the state for further treatment. In such situation poor citizens are the maximum sufferers. They have to take loans to go for treatment. The government of Arunachal should welcome investment into health sector from private companies. If reputed hospitals who can provide best health care facilities are established in Arunachal it will be of great help. The government of Arunachal should offer some incentive in order to lure them to open hospitals in the state. Hope new health minister will initiate steps in this regard.



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