AAPSU questions govt’s lack of coordinated effort
ITANAGAR, June 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed
disappointment at the lack of coordinated effort by the State Government to tackle
Dibang Valley crisis. Letting people at the mercy of nature with meager food stocks
& essential commodities for almost a stretch of two months depicts a sorry state
of affairs. The State Government should immediately pay heed to the popular demand
of the people facing the hardship and declare emergency in the district, it said.
In the backdrop of compounding problem, the State govt should also announce special
economic package for the people as immediate relief.
The Central Government, as requested by the All Idu Mishmi Students’ Union (AIMSU),
should also make their presence felt by alleviating the grim situation, it added.
It further said that it is appalling to learn from people affected that the sorties
are not turning up when weathers are deemed fit to do so.
The Union urged the concern authorities not to waste a single clear weather day in
providing food items & other essential commodities. The Union also wants know from
the State government, especially Home Department, on the headways it made on the
kidnapping case of IFS officer Vilas Badrekar by suspected NDFB militants from Kamengbari
in West Kameng on May 12 last and murder of Dohu Raju, a student DNG College.
The apex students union also requested the State as well as Central government to
suitably reward Bisip Billai, Asst General Secretary of All Mishmi Students Union
(AMSU), who has done a great service to the nation by helping Tezu police nab Guan
Liang, a Chinese national from Digaru Ghat.
Pasighat Police bust inter State gang, arrest five
PASIGHAT, June 16: The Cat & Mouse game between police and computer thieves might
be coming to an end as the Pasighat police arrested four culprits yesterday and recovered
stolen property after raiding different places of Pasighat town and Jonai, a border
town of Assam on Assam-Arunachal Boundary.
According to the police all together three FIRs were lodged in this regard, one by
UPO Er. H R Singh on May 28, i/c Head Master Govt. ME School (Saw mill area) Nalo
Siram on June 2 and SE (Power) Er. Rokom Bado on 9th June 2010 last.
The Pasighat police team immediately swung into action. During their intensive hunt,
they could managed to bust an interstate robbery gang which had a link in Assam,
the main destination to sale of stolen goods, police informed. All five arrested
men were produced before court for further police remand until the whole gang is
brought to book.
Though the main culprit Kaling Paron and his associates Mutpak Tayeng and Shyam Thapa,
all habitual offenders are still absconding, the police is determined to nab them
soon. In all, six police officers including Inspector A.K. Pandey (OC), SI. O. Gao,
SI. T. Mingki, SI (SB) T. Taga, ASI. B. Pait and SI. T. Padung are on the mission.
The SSP East Siang, D.C. Srivastva while appreciating the officers said that commendable
work has been done by the police team and they will be recommended for rewards to
higher authorities of police. He appealed the citizens to share information to ensure
crime-free society. He cautioned people not to buy goods from dubious persons as
they may also be prosecuted.
Appreciating the prompt action of the Pasighat police in nabbing the culprits the
Home Minister Tako Dabi said that no thief, dacoit, criminal or anti social element
would be spared in the state. Dabi appealed the civil society to come forward to
help the police personnel to eliminate anti social activities. The Home minister
further hoped that the judiciary and magistrates should also strictly follow the
rules & laws and give right punishments to the miscreants to keep the state peaceful
and free from disturbance and chaos.
DRDA PD Habung Gambo passes away, condolences pour in
SEPPA/ITANAGAR, June 16: Habung Gambo, Project Director (PD), District Rural Development
Agency (DRDA), East Kameng district, passed away yesterday at his residence, Itanagar
after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters.
Born on 20th March 1963 at Reru Village, late Gambo joined state government service
in the year 1983. Gambo who was serving as Project Director, DRDA, Seppa since 31st
Meanwhile, condolences are pouring in for late Habung Gambo.
East Kameng DC Tope Bam and all the officers and the staffs of the DC’s office and
District Rural Development Agency expressed deep sorrow and profound grief at the
premature death of Lt. Habung Gambo.
In a condolence meeting, the officers observed two minute silence and prayed the
Almighty God to bestow enough strength and courage to his family members to bear
the tragic moment.
The officers and officials of ADC/BDO/CDPO offices, Seijosa also expressed heartfelt
grief and sadness at the demise of Lt. H. Gambo. They prayed for the eternal peace
of the departed soul in a condolence meeting organised at the office premises of
Sejosa ADC. Remembering late Gambo as someone very helpful and friendly, former MLA
of Ziro, Nani Rebia has expressed shock over his death. He offered his condolences
to the family of late Gambo. The officers and staffs of rural development department
observed two minute silence as mark of respect to the departed soul and prayed for
his eternal peace in heavenly abode.
Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officer’s Association has mourned death of one of
its lovable colleague. The association prayed to almighty to give enough strength
to the family member of late Gambo.
All Habung Welfare Assocation, Itanagar, has termed sudden demise of late Gambo as
irretrievable loss to Habung clan as well state of Arunachal.
Meanwhile, All Apatani Youth Association, All Lower Subansiri Students Union and
Dera Natung Government College Student Union has also condoled the death of late
Habung Gambo. DIPRO/Sources
Nolang Club Balinong lift Kharsang Football Trophy
KHARSANG June 16: Tournaments and championships not only provide a platform for youths
to showcase their talents but also provide an opportunity to present themselves in
the state and national arena, said local MLA Kamlomg Mossang while attending the
valedictory function of the Kharsang Football Trophy 2010’ (KFT) as chief guest at
Kharsang Higher Secondary school yesterday.
He appreciated Geo-Enpro Petroleum Ltd Kharsang for taking the initiative to bring
about positive changes amongst youths through games and sports. He further expressed
the hope that the company will continue its support and sponsor such events in future.
The MLA pointed out that when such platforms are provided for youths, there are fewer
chances for youths to astray from the mainstream.
Besides academic, sports should also be given due importance, the MLA said. He further
expressed hope that in days to come, sportsperson of the district would be representing
not only the state but also the country as well.
Miao EAC G Hazarika attending the function as the guest of honour thanked Geo-Enpro
for sponsoring as well as for providing platform to youths. He futher hoped that
the company would encourage and help sportspersons looking for its support.
Geo-Enpro, as a corporate house takes its duties very seriously wherein youths are
concerned as youths are the future of the nation, said Geo-Enpro Petroleum Ltd Kharsang
General Manager Naveen Kumar.
Keeping in mind the need to bring distracted youths to main track, the Company decided
to sponsor the event which would involve not only the youths but also the local populace
and administration besides bringing about some positive activity in the area, Naveen
The general manager further assured the Company’s full support to youths in the field
of academic and sports.
Kharsang CO A J Lungphi, the man behind success of the tournament said that an organizing
committee was formed to see that youths get the required platform to showcase their
talents while an important message of environment awareness is spread amongst the
The month-long Kharsang Football Trophy tournament saw Nolang Club of Balinong and
Sporting Club of Kuttom fight in the finals.
Nolang Club of Balinong thrashed Sporting Club Kuttom by 6-2 in the final and lifted
1st Kharsang Football Championship trophy and a cash prize of Rs 15000.
Sporting Club Kuttom walked away with the runner-up trophy besides cash prize of
New Chingsa Club and Miao United Club took the third and fourth places respectively.
Twenty teams from Kharsang and Miao circles participated in the tournament.
Man of the match award went to Captain of Sporting Club Kuttom, Senglong Bo. He was
given a trophy and cash prize.
The best goalkeeper was awarded to Rajesh Rekhung of New Chingsa Club. The highest
scorer was awarded to Sengnong Rongrang of Nolang Club.
The best discipline team was awarded to Collective Youth Club of Namphai-I.
The tournament was organized by Kharsang Sports’ Committee and sponsored by Geo-Enpro
Petroleum Ltd Kharsang.
Earlier, on June 14, Changlang District Zilla Parisad Chairperson J Jugli flagged
off the Kharsang Eco-Cycling competition for Women from Geo-Enpro Tinali Point Kharsang
amids huge gathering.
The competition was organized by Kharsang Sports’ Committee and sponsored by Geo-Enpro
Petroleum Ltd Kharsang.
Altogether 47 women participated in the 16 km race. The Eco-Cycling was organized
to spread awareness with the motto to protect preserve and save environment.
The first prize of one ladies bicycle with cash prize of three thousand was won by
Shamtum Rongrang of Jorang village Kharsang.
Roshmi Rongrang of Jorang village and Roiphul Taikam of Kharsang Jugli won the second
and third cash prizes of Rs 2500 and Rs 1500 respectively.
Niwan Rongrang of Balinong and Winseng Rekhung of New Longkey won consolation prizes
of Rs 500 each. The youngest participant award was awarded to Lomsa Rongrang. The
prizes were distributed by local MLA Kamlong Mossang after the Kharsang Football
Trophy finals yesterday.
EPS reach Zemithang with message on water quality
ITANAGAR, June 16: The Environment Protection Society has covered Zemithang circle
under Tawang district as the Society initiate workshop on capacity building of PRI's
for handling of water quality test by field test under NRWQM & SP.
The Society members visited interiors areas too which required walking for miles.
The villagers were too happy to get involved with the workshop as they got a chance
to learn something new which is related to their daily life. Along with the main
workshop, the Society spread the message of global warming and its effect, proper
sanitation and a briefed on AIDS. The Society thanked PHE department for providing
them with a chance carry the message of proper sanitation to the people of Zemithang
Dance extravaganza in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, June 16: Christened Arunachal Boogie Woogie Dance Competition 2010, the
Hornbill Centre for Development (HCD) is organizing the State level dance competition
for all the 16 districts of the State.
The winner of this month long competition will bag a whopping amount of Rs 3 lac
while runners up will get 2 lac. There are prizes for the Top -10 finalists also.
They will be given feature-rich Nokia mobile handset each.
Dance extravaganza by the HCD which is affiliated to Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New
Delhi, have been persistently involved in the activities pertaining to youth awakening
in the State, says its president Kipa Ajay. “We need to create platform for our young
talents. Their talents remain hidden in some corner due to dearth of platform”, Ajay
said while seeking support from everyone for the smooth conduct of the competition.
The dance competition will be open to all, both male and female, with minimum age
of 14 and maximum of 22 years.
The actual competition will begin from 5th of September and will conclude on 5th
of October in capital complex. However, prior to this, there will be audition round
in districts in a phase wise manner and which will start from 5th August. Meanwhile,
the organizer has informed that forms have been made available to the intending participants
in prime locations.
Govt is serious on MDM: DC
TAWANG, June 16: Tawang Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu reviewed the implementation
of Mid Day Meal Scheme of education department with headmaster of various schools
of Tawang block and stake holder in a meeting held here at the conference hall of
DDSE’s office today.
Speaking on the occasion, Padu said that the government is very serious about implementation
of Mid Day Meal scheme. The Supreme Court has appointed a commissioner to see that
the scheme is implemented properly. The teachers being the representative of the
government on the field, has much important role in making the scheme successful.
So, he asked them to be more enthusiastic and dedicated in discharging their duties.
He appreciated teachers for frankly placing the issues and problems related to the
scheme. He assured to extend all kinds of help in smooth implementation of the scheme
in particular and up-liftment of the education scenario in the district as a whole.
Speaking on poor performance of the district in the last CBSE exam, he said that
the district has less number of teachers in the school which is affecting the academic
activity. The matter has been appraised at higher authority to mitigate the problem,
he added. He also asked schools to maintain register on days of classes held as
good results can be obtained by conducting regular classes.
The DC stressed on cleanliness of the schools and said that cleanliness habit must
be taught to the students. He declared that prizes will be given to the school for
planting trees and creation of flower gardens at respective campuses and vacant land.
Earlier, V. R. Rajan, scheme in charge presented the report on implementation of
Mid Day Meal Scheme at the district and put forwarded issues and problems. DDSE,
Rinchin Phuntsok also spoke in length on the implementation of the scheme and on
general management of schools.
The review of Lumla and Jang Sub-division is scheduled to be held on 18th and 19th
June under the chairmanship of respective ADCs. (DIPRO)
Time for some real action by the Civil Society
ITANAGAR, June 16: Foundation for a better society is usually laid with active participation
of civil society. Time and again it has been found that strong and active civil society
can act as social watchdog, even to the extent of taking government to task if they
don’t perform their duty properly. If one sit-down and write about numerous historical
movements carried out by civil societies involving general masses throughout the
world, one would find that even most powerful rulers had to bow down in front of
ordinary citizens because of such wave.
However in Arunachal Pradesh, civil society bodies are noticeably absent and those
few present also does not have their own independent voice. Taking advantage of
this weakness, every now and then some new groups comes up with their own way of
pressurizing government, claiming to be representative of masses. They come up with
some issues and there will be series of bandh calls, dharnas etc. demanding fulfillment
of their wishes. By the time ordinary citizens tries to understand what really is
the matter, issues dies a natural death and groups vanishes in thin air, till they
find another new issue to pressurize government. And poor citizens like us keep
on wondering why this group gives up the issue after bestowing ray of hope.
Most of the civil society groups of state are community based like Nyishi Elite Society,
Galo Welfare Society, Adi-Baane Kebang, Singpho Development Society and so on. These
groups represent one particular community and so it could be wrong to expect them
to care for entire state. Except All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and
few others, state does not have one particular civil society group representing voice
of entire people of Arunachal. There is complete disarray between different tribes
and no sense of unity to stand together on issues bothering the whole state. Recently
when anti-dam protesters mostly comprising of women were beaten up at Ponging village
by para-military forces, most of the civil society groups of state remained silent.
If similar thing had occurred in other state, only god or union home ministry could
have saved those police forces and Jaypee group. But what a shame, no one, except
ordinary people came out to condemn that incident.
Everybody knows that there is rampant corruption going on but none of the present
civil society groups dares to take up the matter. There are major issues like Dam
and Chakma refugee, concerning people of state, but none of them takes interest in
these issues. There is this common justification given by each of them-‘issue is
concern to that tribe or this tribe’. They don’t know that one day, these will issue
will become headache for the entire state. Our state is going through a transitional
period, there is need for us to develop strong civil society movement to tackle government
on every issues pertaining to the interest of ordinary citizens.
Already present generation citizens are suffering because of mis-management of state
by our elders. Though late, still there is time to make amends and build better future
for Arunachalees. If we don’t make this state a better place to live, the coming
generation of Arunachalee will curse us like way we do with our elders for making
mess out of Arunachal. Time for some real action by so called civil society groups
DRDA GB meeting calls for effective implementation of poverty alleviation schemes
PASIGHAT, June 16: East Siang Deputy Commissioner cum DRDA CEO Onit Panyang stressed
on effective implementation of poverty alleviation programs in the district. He
was addressing the 43rd Governing Body meeting of DRDA today.
He exhorted the members present to co-ordinate effectively with line departments
and other agencies including Panchayati Raj Institutions, banks and other financial
institutions for proper and effective implementation of poverty alleviation programmes
in the district.
MP Ninnong Ering was also present in the meeting. He urged the BDOs for timely preparation
of reports on completed and ongoing projects and formulation of future plans.
The Chairperson, East Siang Zilla Parisad Y Dabi also stressed on effective implementation
of anti-poverty programs in rural areas.
The PD DRDA T. Pada presented the Annual Report of the last financial year 2009-10.
The ZP members expressed their dissatisfactions over the centrally sponsored schemes
like MGNREGA, distribution of CGI sheets under IAY etc. The house also discussed
the draft AAP 2010-11.
All the ZPMs, BDOs, Anchal Chairpersons, EE RWD, DFO (T) incharge-DRDA, bank managers
and DRDA official were present in the meeting.
A district level vigilance and monitoring committee meeting was also held on the
same day. The meeting was presided over by Ering. All the BDOs presented their progress
report and put their suggestions. DIPRO.
Gollo Yam Mallo, Likha Kiran Kabak to head Nyishi Nyem Acham
ITANAGAR, June 16: The first General body Meeting of Nyishi Nyem Acham was held on
June 12 at Nyikum Niya Hall Nirubjuli with election of Deputy Director School Education,
Lower Subansiri, Gollo Yam Mallo as the New President for the year 2010-2013.
Assistant Director SIRD Likha Kiran Kabak was unanimously elected as General Secretary.
The Outgoing President Higio Aruni, shared the work taken up by the Acham and its
achievements during the outgoing tenure. She said that the main achievement of the
Acham was the formation of jikom kochi which is a common Kobe for Nyishi women of
five Nyishi inhabitant districts.
The outgoing General Secretary Toko Yalam Gem informed the various activities taken
up by the Acham which was successfully completed. Felicitations Ceremony of all the
successful Nyishid in various fields, finding of dress code for different occasions,
vendors awareness camp held at various parts of Capital Complex.
Casual staff resent non-release of salaries
ROING, June 16: The casual employees of hydro power (civil) department Roing expressed
resentment over the delay in release of their salaries pending for the last three
In a complaint letter to the deputy commissioner, all the 29 casual employees resented
they are still deprived of their salary, DA when the employees of other departments
have already obtained 5% and 8% of DA/Arrears. ACP and over time benefits become
thing of the past for the employees of the Hyrdo power department who works till
late night during breakdown of the Deopani hydel’s channel, the letter regretted.
When contracted the EE (hydro power, Civil) said that two month’s salaries were cleared
and are in the Treasury. He called upon the staff to cooperate with the department.
Improve road condition in East Kameng: APMTF
ITANAGAR, June 16: Expressing concern over the lack of proper road infrastructure
in interior region of the East Kameng district, Arunachal Public Motors Transport
Federation (APMTF), East Kameng unit has appealed all the district MLAs to initiate
action for improvement of interior roads leading to the district headquarters Seppa.
Various road accidents are taking place due to poor road infrastructure in the district,
the Federation said and claimed that a young passenger died on the spot and many
other injured when a Tata mobile (Regn No AS 12E-1024) met with an accident on
way from Seppa to Pijirang area on June 12 last at around 2.30 pm. The injured passengers
were shifted to district hospital, the federation said.
While visiting the accident spot, the APMTF executives prayed to Almighty for eternal
peace of the departed soul. They also appealed the vehicle owners to keep them informed
about any unfortunate accident so that the Federation takes up the matter for further
Mass re-training for Group-D staff begins
ITANAGAR, June 16: A Mass Re-Training programme for Group D employees of the Arunachal
Pradesh civil secretariat began at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) today.
As many as 212 employees will be trained in 7 batches of 3 days duration each during
the programme which will conclude on July 8 last.
The decision for providing this Mass Re-training programme for Group `D' Employees
was taken by the Govt. in accordance with the provisions and recommendation of the
6th Central Pay Commission to enable their induction into higher pay scale.
In her inaugural address in the re-training programme Swati Sharma, Spl. Secretary
(GA/DA) lauded the ATI for taking up the training.
Terming the Grade-IV employees as the face of the Govt department, Sharma stressed
on the need to enhance the knowledge and skill of the employees to meet the challenges.
She also appreciated the design of the training which incorporates all important
subjects of Office Procedures & Rules besides other topics like stress management
in work place, budget and its expenditure control including CCS (Conduct Rule) &
Disciplinary Rule/ Pension Matters etc.
Earlier, the Director (Training) Pema Tshetan in his welcome address informed the
participants that this short duration training programme will not only enhance competence
of the Group'D' Employees but also beneficial for their service career. T. Lodo,
Dy. Director (Training) and the Course Coordinator presented a brief highlight of
the 3 days training programme and requested the participants to avail the benefit
of the training.
CO asks officers to report to duty
ITANAGAR, June 16: A helpless circle officer (CO) has asked the departmental officials
who are posted under Toru administrative circle but stationed at Doimukh and other
places of Capital Complex to report for duties within June 30.
In spite of available accommodation facilities being provided to them by the government,
some stubborn departmental officials/staff are reluctant to stay at their respective
posting places which have hampered smooth functioning of offices, the CO observed.
Non-compliance with this official order would invite disciplinary action, he said
while discouraging absenteeism.
Anjaw BJP appeal for quality education
ITANAGAR, June 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Anjaw district has appealed the
authorities concerned to take immediately step for improved education scenario in
Education system in Anjaw is deteriorating since 1996 due to shortage of quality
teachers, Anjaw BJP president Banim Kri said, while adding that only qualified
teachers and handsome salary help improve the education scenario in the primary
level, which is the foundation of education.
NSS volunteer from Arunachal selected for Japan tour
ITANAGAR, June 16: Techi Yopu, a NSS volunteer from government higher secondary school,
Naharlagun has been selected to represent North-East India in the SAARC Japan Special
Fund Youth Exchange Programme to be held from 23rd June to 2nd July 2010 at Japan.
All together seven NSS volunteers have been selected from various regions of the
country to represent the nation.
Techi Yopu is the first ever NSS volunteers from Arunachal to get selected for such
a unique opportunity in abroad.
Meanwhile it has been informed that state NSS cell under directorate of higher and
technical education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh is going to organize national seminar
on youth and volunteerism from 23rd to 25th July next.
Relaxation for Tirap- Changlang
ITANAGAR, June 16: According to official communication received from Brajesh Kumar,
Commandant, Recruitment, the Ministry of Home Affairs has reduced the educational
qualification from matriculation to class-VIII and also height requirement from 162.5
cms (male) to 157.5 cm for the candidate from Tirap- Changlang districts belonging
to ST for post of Constable/General Duty in BSF for the year 2010 only.
Kidzee in Tirap
ITANAGAR, June 16: Kid zee Tirap valley school was inaugurated by Wangliam Lowang,
DC, Tirap district today. The Kid zee Tirap Valley School is the first time of its
kind in the district and few among its kind in our state.
KIDZEE aims to provide the experiences for physical & Motor, cognitive, aesthetic,
language, sensorial and socio-emotional development of the child through creative
and modern education in a congenial and caring environment, thus enabling the child
to cope with the ever-growing challenges of life. In short, preparing an ideal environment
for overall development of the child.
KIDZEE is one of the most premium brand of Zee Interactive Learning System and its
main purpose is to improve Human Capital via quality education and development.
ARASU support LSYO demand
ITANAGAR, June 16: All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has endorsed the demand
of the Lower Subansiri Youth Organisation (LSYO) for allocation of vacant and waste
land within Hapoli. Demand is genuine and based on 1970 agreement, the union
said and urged the district administration to consider the demand for proper justice.
Tree plantation prog
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The North East Development Welfare Society, Itanagar organised
a tree plantation Programe around Office Complex of State Gazetteers Itanagar in
which more than 100 trees were planted.
The President of NEDWS , Tabom Boje assured that the society is contemplating to
plant more than 10000 trees in the current year."
AR nabs NSCN (K) terrorists
CHANGLANG, June 16: 25 Assam Rifles, under 25 Sector Assam Rifles & the Dah Division
achieved a major breakthrough in countering insurgents in Changlang district with
arrest of two NSCN (K) terrorists. Terrorists are Myanmar nationals.
Intelligence inputs in recent past were indicating that NSCN (K) terrorists are trying
to increase their influence in Changlang district for carryout extortion from shopkeepers
ITANAGAR, June 16: Kenjum Riba has been selected as Secretary of District Sports
Association, West Siang District in a meeting held at Aalo recently.
Meanwhile, MLA Jarkar Gamlin appreciated the performance of the DSA, West Siang District
and advised them to organise other social activities also.