Bandh cripples life in Dibang & Lower Dibang valley
Bandh is not to discredit district Admn: Union
ROING, June 15: The 12-hour dawn to dusk bandh has crippled the normal life in Dibang
and Lower Dibang Valley districts today. The bandh has badly affected the functioning
of all Government offices, institutions, both Govt and private and business establishments.
The bandh was called by All Idu Mishmi Student Union (AIMSU) in protest against the
state government’s slow pace of relief work and in favour of its demand for adequate
economic package, visit of ministers, military intervention and draw the international
attention to the calamity hit D/Valley district.
However, magistrate on duty, media, essential services were exempted from the purview
of the bandh.
DC Y W Ringu, SP T Karga and all other magistrates closely monitor the situation
throughout the day in order to avoid any untoward incidents during bandh.
Expressing satisfaction on the peaceful end of the bandh, Y W Ringu informed “Overall
17 sorties were materialised till day in the district, Govt officials were also
being engaged to mobilise men and materials.”
Giving bandh call in such a situation instead of extending cooperation to the district
administration would not serve the purpose, the DC observed.
ATNS adds: Meanwhile, AIMSU president Unti Umbrey and general secretary Rajiv
Mihu in a joint letter said the bandh was called with a clear objective to draw
attention worldwide to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Dibang Valley and to build
pressure on the state govt to call for central assistance in the form of military
The union clarified that this bandh is not meant to undermine and discredit the role
played by district administration of Roing during this hour of crisis.
“We appreciate the role of every officer and staff who are untiringly working overnight
to provide relief to people in Dibang Valley. Particularly, we would like to appreciate
YW Ringu, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District and Tayor Jempen, DC
Dibang Valley District who have been selflessly working during this time of crisis,”
the union said. However, the Union said, considering the inclement weather that
is continuously hindering the relief activities during such time of emergencies,
we believe central assistance in the form of military intervention can best provide
relief to our people suffering.
The Dibang Valley Students Union (DVSU) informed that it has served a 15-day ultimatum
to the deputy commissioner to fulfill its demands. The demands include early restoration
of road connection between Roing – Anini, streamlining of Public Distribution System
(PDS), engagement of professional electricians in district, adequate supply of medicine
and immediate stationing of every head of department at district HQ Anini as soon
as road is connected.
MPs recommend Sonia to accept PPA legislators
ITANAGAR, June 15: The three MPs of Arunachal in a joint letter dated May 12 to
AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi recommended for accepting People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)
MLAs into Indian National Congress (INC).
The MPs in the letter to Party Chief informed that four elected legislators on PPA
ticket have desired to join INC. The MPs further informed that PCC President and
Chief Minister have been apprised of the request of the MLAs for further decision.
The PPA MLAs are Phurpa Tsering of Dirang Constituency, Kumsi Sidisow of Thrizino-Buragaon,
Takam Tagar (Pario) of Palin and Markio Tado of Tali.
Hong Dree football tournament kicks off
ZIRO, Jun 15: The Hong Dree Football Tournament-2010 began with Hibu Dogu, ACP-cum-chairman,
Dree Festival Celebration Committee, Hong kicking off the tournament at Hanoko,
Ziro on June 12 last.
Altogether 8 teams from different clubs are taking part in the tournament this year.
All the teams are divided into two groups of four teams. Miring Mani Diko Shushi
Club (MMDSC), Sambu Club (SC), Tadi Par Club (TPC) and Bullo Takhe Club (BTC) are
clubbed together in Group ‘A’ while Nichi-Niitii Club (NNC), Young Street Club (YSC),
Nako Club (NC) and Siiro Football Club (SFC) are in Group-’B’.
In the inaugural match, TPC beat MMDS by 8-2 goals. The second match of the tournament
was played between NC and SFC on June 13 in which the former defeated the latter
by 4-2 goals. On day three, SC beat BTC by 2-1.
The final will be played on July 5 next, according to DFCC, Hong.
Tenga rovers summer adventure camp
BOMDILA, Jun 15: As part of overall development of children, Ball of Fire Division
organized a summer adventure camp Tenga Rovers for children of Tenga garrison. The
event was a balanced mixture of physical activities, arts, crafts and familiarization
with local culture. The camp targeted children of age group 10-16 years studying
in various schools of Tenga Garrison. Aim of camp was to inculcate spirit and inquisitiveness
in the young mind as well as developing self confidence. Team spirit and love for
nature besides knowing ethos of Army.
The three days camp started on 12 Jun 2010 with great energy and enthusiasm at Ball
of Fire Battle School campus. The activities like rock climbing, rappelling, horse
riding, shooting & tracking made the camp more happening & adventurous.
Camp maintained the same temperament on the second & third day also & it was amply
clear from the participation of all the kids may it be in various cultural, art &
craft competition or river side picnic, learning lessons of golf & yoga techniques
learning. The interaction and cultural exchange between the students of Kendriya
Vidhyalaya, Tenga Valley and Army School, Tenga Valley with students of Vivekanda
Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Shergaon on last day was very encouraging. The students from
both school got opportunity to mingle with each other, understand each others culture
and cement their pledge towards national integrity.
Camp culminated with a grand finale where camp fire for children were in full swing.
Their feelings & energy was reflected through their last performance on stage as
well interaction with General Officer Commanding, Ball of Fire Div and other senior
Participation of children during the camp was marked with zeal and enthusiasm. Children
through this camp got an opportunity to get closer to nature as well as the local
culture. This camp gave them an exposure to outdoor activities & sports thus driving
their attention to the importance of a healthy body & a healthy mind.
Week long training on Saakhshar Bharat Mission ends
TAWANG, June 15: A week long Training programme on the role of trainers, Coordinators
and Panchayat members in six Blocks of Tawang District under “Saakhshar Bharat mission-2012”
finally culminated yesterday at Jang.
The training started at Lumla on June 7where the coordinators of Zemithang-Dudungkar
CD block was imparted training.
The inaugural session ADC Lumla, Lobsang Dorjee urged all the Panchayat members to
share the responsibilities sincerely so that the mission is made successful.
Hridar Phuntsok, who is also the member secretary of the mission, gave vital information
about the mission-2012 and said that the panchayat members and coordinator should
work dedication so that the mission does not remain on paper.
Anchal chairperson Lobsang Yountan, District coordinators Chimey Wangmu and Koncho
Tsomu also spoke on the occasion. On the second day, the coordinators of Lumla CD
block were trained.
The third day training programme was conducted in Tawang on June 10. DDSE Tawang,
Rinchin Phuntsok speaking on the occasion stressed on the role of education particularly
to women in the field of development. He explained the importance of education in
day to day life quoting beautiful examples. He also urged the panchayat members to
join hand to make the mission successful in the district.
On 11th and 12th June the training was conducted at Kitpi and Jang-Thingbu CD Blocks
Tree plantation programme to protect Dikrong riverbank
ITANAGAR, June 15: Nationalist Youth Congress in collaboration with Dhan and Society,
concerned at the soil erosion at Dikrong River created by the diverted river water
of Ranganadi river from Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project at Hoj, carried out a massive
tree plantation programme at right bank of the river Dikrong. Meanwhile, NYC President
James Techi Tara informed that a Raj Bhawan March programme would be organised by
the NYC in the month of July this year.
Nationalist Congress Party, President Ngurang Pinch lauded the NYC for conducting
the programme and encouraged the youth carry out such works in future also.
MLA Techi Kaso also appreciated the NYC for their concern and advised the youth not
to raise unwanted issue to put pressure on government and look forward for the better
future of the state. Later, an awareness meeting at Nirjuli village-I was also conducted.
Centre to meet CMs, Manipuris in Arunachal calls for permanent solution
ITANAGAR, June 15: The Union Secretary, G.K.Pillai has invited the Chief Secretaries
of Nagaland and Manipur for an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss the steps to
be taken by the two State Governments to keep NH-39 open. The Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram has already spoken to the Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Manipur
to take necessary steps to have the blockade withdrawn. At the request of the Government
of Manipur, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to shortly deploy additional
para-military forces on NH-39 to remove the blockade and keep the highway open for
unhindered movement of traffic and goods.
Manipuri Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh has appealed the govt of Manipur and
Centre for a permanent solution to stop frequent and routine blockade of NH 39. It
said that if the Centre was little attentive towards the need of Manipur, the present
situation could have been avoided.
The Society said that due to economic blockade by ANSAM and Naga Students Federation
since April; life of common citizens has been hit hard. The Society said that blockade
is violations of human rights as it affect the common mass. The Union further appreciated
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union for taking up the issue with the Naga Students
federation for lifting of economic blockade.
Review meeting cum workshop for gender Co-ordinator held
ITANAGAR, June 15: SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar conducted a four-day review meeting
cum workshop/seminar for gender co-ordinator of DISE, DRGs, KRPs, RPs, BRC, CRC,
KGBV, NGOs, Principal and Accountant under girls education, under the guidance of
State Project Officer cum Gender Co-ordinator Pakgi Koyu Lombi at Hotel Arun Subansiri,
Itanagar from June 10-13.
During the meeting, physical and financial progress of the gender activities in the
16 districts of the state were discussed besides discussion and lectures on KGBV’s
activities, maintenance of books of account, KGBV internal audit of sub-district,
block level, cluster level and health and hygiene by resource persons SP Bapu, L
Thupa, Reena Thapa, Dr. Pekba Ringu and others.
Women Commission Chairperson Komli Mossang briefed on gender disparity in education.
In the valedictory function, Deputy SPD Ashok Tajo advised the participants to activate
the project at their respective KGBVs school and latter distributed certificates
to all the participants.
Altogether, 136 delegates from 16 districts and 36 KGBVs attended the seminar.
Coach rues lack of facility for growth of football in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, June 15: Arunachal Pradesh U-19 Football Team Coach Jill Gyamar has blamed
lack of proper coaching as one of the main reasons of the team’s disastrous performance
at 47th Junior National Football tournament for Dr. BC Roy Trophy in Kolkata.
Arunachal Pradesh lost 2-4 to Jharkhand in the opener, won 5-1 against Jammu and
Kashmir in the second match and again lost 0-4 to Uttarakhand.
"Short-term coaching of 10-15 days just before commencement of a big tournament would
not help players anymore," Jill, who returned here from Kolkata yesterday after team’s
disappointing exit from the tournament, told this reporter today.
"Players do not lack ability; but they lack techniques," he said. A residential coaching
camp of atleast two months is required to prepare a team for such big event, he said.
But, here in our state, players are hurriedly picked and coaching camps are conducted
for namesake which results in disappointing performance, he rued.
"Unlike our state, players of other states are given atleast 60 days training before
such tournament," he claimed.
Lack of proper infrastructure, players’ exposure and football awareness in remote
areas, non-conduction of regular tournament/league matches for all categories, non-existence
of football academy to build players, poor funding by Sport Authority of Arunachal
to run long-term coaching are some other basic problems which plagued development
of football in the state, he said.
He, however, emphasized on the need for constructing atleast a football stadium in
every district and conduction of regular football tournaments/league in line with
Goa, where such tournaments are conducted for all categories every year to build
Arunachal Pradesh is also decided to participate in Senior National Football Tournament
for Santosh Trophy to be held in Kolkata during July -August. Selection trial would
be held from June 24 which means a conditioning camp of not more than 15-18 days.
However, it is hoped that the senior team would perform upto the its reputation and
bring glory to the state.
Ramanand Sharma - a moving force behind LIC coverage to people
TEZU, June 15: Ramanand Sharma, who started his career as a simple agent of life
Insurance Corporation of India is a house hold name in Lohit and Anjaw District and
today he can be seen in the list of LIC agents of the country. His sheer determination
and will to excel in his chosen parameter pushed him to make arduous journey to remotest
places with baskets of LIC schemes for the rural people braving all communication
bottlenecks, dense forest and medium of interaction with the people to share benefits
of life coverage at that time. Gradually, he could come closer to the rural populace
and maximize his mobilization on insurance –linked savings and delivered fruits of
the Policies at their door steps. Unlike other insurance agents that come and go.
Sharma had a well conceived idea to open up his office on Private basis at a central
place at Tezu to serve as an agent to help out and win faith and confidence of rural
for which he had initial commitments
Today one can see LIC Policy with villagers of interior areas like Kibithoo, Walong,
Hayuliang and many other places of Anjaw and Lohit district by dint of his relentless
efforts. Today he works as a true agent of introducing LIC as a Nation builder since
its formation in 1956. True to the objectives of nationalization, he has been able
to bring rural people to national main-stream to percolate benefits to the community
at a large.
On being questioned about his future vision and personal milestone by T. Kar, FPO
Tezu, an elated Sharma said,” LIC is people’s money for the welfare of people and
my door is open for all category of people to share my wisdom, knowledge and experience
on any insurance matters”.
His success story will be a rallying point for those who aspire to make name for
themselves in any field with hard work, perseverance and dedication. LIC should be
proud of such an agent in the Organization.
Training prog on book keeping for SHGs ends
ITANAGAR, June 15: Two-day book keeping and bank linkage training programme for the
SHGs was organised at Sangram in Kurung Kumey district on June 12 and 13. The NABARD
sponsored programme was organised by a Sangram based NGO - Rural Development and
Heritage Society (RDHS). Altogether 50 SHGs members besides NGO representatives took
part in the programme.
The chief guest of the inaugural function, T Riba, CO cum BDO of the Sangram block,
highlighted the need of book keeping. It is the key factor in maintaining record,
register and accounts by the SHGs and every society, he asserted.
Sangram AEO Tai Azad presided over the programme, while APCAB Sangram branch manager
Tadar Taluk was resource person.
Koloriang CO Nangram Pinkap participated in the second day programme as chief guest.
He said book keeping is most important element for the SHGs to avail any Govt schemes
and bank linkage for their credit. Pinkap also lauded RDHS for conducting such training
in Kurung Kumey district for the first time and urged the Society to conduct such
programme in Koloriang, Nyapin and other blocks of the district especially for the
benefit of rural women. He also assured all possible help. T Riba was the special
guest of the second day programme, while Tadar Taluk and RDHS chairman of the Society
Tamachi Niania were resource persons.
Takar Tamut qualifies for PhD degree
ITANAGAR, June 15: Takar Tamut has qualified for the award of Degree of Doctor of
Philosophy (PhD) for his thesis “A Study on the development of primary education
and professional development of primary school teachers in Arunachal Pradesh with
special reference to some selected Districts”.
The degree will be conferred on him at the next covocation of the University.
He is the first person to have a Doctorate Degree from 35-Pangin-Boleng Constituency.
Khandu calls on Centre for relaxation of Article 170 for accommodation of more ministers
NEW DELHI June 15: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today pleaded New
Delhi for giving special dispensation to the state in regards to downsizing of ministers
keeping in view various ethnic groups representing the state.
The chief minister, who led a 17 member high-level team of ministers, legislators
besides MP Takam Sanjoy, called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at his office
and apprised him of various problems confronting the state.
Justifying his plea, Khandu said the state has 28 major tribes and 110 sub-tribes
with different ethnic culture and tradition and because of this restriction, many
tribes who were unrepresented in the ministry felt being neglected.
He appealed the PM to consider moving of an appropriate bill to amend the Constitution
for relaxation of Article 170 in regards to Arunachal Pradesh.
The team also urged the prime minister to direct the FCI to release fund for regulating
the payment of pending hill transport subsidy bills in order to strengthen the Public
Distribution System (PDS) in the state.
“Due to non payment of the pending HTS bills the PDS has been adversely affected
in the state”, the chief minister pointed out and added that the state government
has been put to tremendous pressure in the implementation of various central government
schemes related to food security and if the FCI is allowed to delay the payment for
so long the food security will remain a distant dream in the state.
He urged Dr Singh to issue necessary direction to the Ministry of Food & Public Distribution
as well as FCI to release advance of Rs. 600 crores to pay the HTS bills from 2004
The chief minister also pleaded for release of Rs 300 cr. as a non plan grant to
the state to meet its resource gap in various sectors. He, however, said that as
promised earlier even the 300 crore already released by the Centre was as interest-free
loan to be paid in five equal installments. Khandu further appealed for converting
the loan to cent per cent grant.
The team also placed special request to the Prime Minister to consider the proposal
for taking up a special scheme to connect strategically important circles situated
along the international border to develop infrastructure with proper road connectivity.
He said the total cost of the project was estimated at Rs 2835 Crores which would
connect 22 circles situated in the border areas.
The PM assured Khandu to address the grievances at the earliest. Dr. Singh convinced
the team that he would take up the HTS issue with the appropriate ministry, and further
discuss with the finance ministry on the matter of grant in aid.
The team yesterday also called on UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath
residence and discussed in detail various problems of the state.
After a patient hearing, Mrs Gandhi while reciprocating the genuine demands assured
to take up the matters with the concerned ministries.
ITANAGAR, June 15: Joram Welfare Society has mourned the demise of Joram Tain, Draftery
at D N College, Itanagar who passed away on June 14. He had joined government service
in 1982 and survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter. The society further
prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Dera Natung Government College Students’ Union has also mourned the sudden demise
The members of the union observed two minutes silence at its office and prayed for
the eternal peace of the departed soul.
LAWA Tour prog
ITANAGAR, June 15: Lendo Ao Welfare Association (LAWA) has decided to organise a
one-day tour programme at Pushi Doke village, Aalo in the last week of June.
The team would also visits all the Lendo dominated areas to discuss about other on-going
Meanwhile, it thanked MLA Jarkar Gamlin for providing basic needs to the fire victims
of the Pushi Doke Village.
ITANAGAR, June 15: Tam Tangum has been selected General Secretary of All Pai Panchayat
Youth Welfare Society in a meeting held recently.
Minu Basar has been appointed as Vice President, North East Development Welfare Society,
Branch Office, Arunachal Pradesh.
Itanagar, June 15: Kenjum Pakam (Oity), State Vice President, BJP Mahila Morcha has
been elevated to the post of President with the approval of the BJP National president,
The new State President, Mahila Morcha was also empowered to reconstitute state Mahila
Morcha Committee besides District(s) and Mandal Committees where ever required.