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“APST battling financial burden”: GM

Bishnu Rana

ITANAGAR, June 28: Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) is battling huge financial burden running into crores of rupees. This was informed by Repo Ronya, the new General Manager.

The GM further said that the ailing department is on the edge of collapse as liability is nearly Rs 30 Crore.

“We have already constituted an enquiry committee to verify the backlog, also all the Station Superintendent will be invited in the first week of July to work out modalities in order to ensure proper implementation of funds”, informed the GM.

The APST needs proper modus-operandi for efficient dealing of  its financial  burden, he added.

We have decided to chalk out strategies and formulate proper planning and policy to check unwanted expenditures and bogus billing at the respective stations in the districts shortly, he further informed.

Ronya who joined as a GM of the transport department recently, assured improvement in bus services across the state and at the same time strictly “prevent  misuse of fund that have been practiced over the last so many years”.


No shortage of LPG: Minister

ITANAGAR, June 28: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora has said that there is no overall shortage of LPG in the country including Arunachal Pradesh. He further said that Indian Oil Corporation has supplied 11853 metric tonnes to Arunachal Pradesh last year showing a growth of 7.6%.

The minister informed this in a letter to the MP Takam Sanjoy who had raised the issue of shortage of LPG with the minister.

Deora further informed that Indian Oil Corporation has identified Kimin for setting up of LPG distributorship under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak Yojana apart from setting up of distributorship in Koloriang in Kurung Kumey and Naharlagun which is under progress.


MP calls for proper implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes

District level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee Meeting

Changlang, June 28: Speaking at the District level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee meeting, DRDA at Changlang today Member of Parliament Ninong Ering urged the officers and public leaders to ensure proper implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes. He appealed the public leaders and executing departments to make sure that constitutional pledge is fulfilled and equal justice is made available to the poor and the downtrodden of the society.

The MP asked the entire executing department to follow the guidelines provided by the central government strictly, to avoid inviting to future complicacies and stressed on need of co-operation and unity among the executing department and the general public.

The MP was provided with the detailed information on NREGA, SGSY, IAY and MNREGA, the financial and physical achievements  for the year upto 31st May 2010 by the Project Director, Changlang T Bage.

He was briefed upon the status of PMGSY schemes, phase wise, by the Executive Engineer, RWD Er. T Loriak and on TSC and Rural Water Supply by EE, PHED, Er J G Baghat.

Deputy Director, ICDS L K Singpho gave detailed information on old age pension to the MP. She also requested the MP to increase the number of beneficiaries under the scheme.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang –cum-Member Secretary, DRDA Opak Gao informed the house that proper monitoring is essential to ensure the right implementation of the schemes as per the guidelines provided by the central government. He informed the house that government of India, every year, releases fund as assistance for development of rural areas. This assistance will not be released from the Center without the recommendation of the vigilance and Monitoring Committee, he informed.

MLA, Changlang (North)-cum-parliamentary Secretary, IPR & Printing Thinghaap Taiju while speaking on the occasion appealed to all the heads of offices to stay back in their offices specially during the formation of AOP and submit all the schemes and proposals on time to the development so that government could accord priority.

Taiju also appealed the PRI members to hold their meetings as per specified in Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Rules and Regulations so that Schemes and developmental programmes are chosen on need basis provided by the PRI leaders.

Other members present in the meeting included former Minister  T Ngemu, Zilla Chairperson Junpo Taikam Jugli, ZPM, Changlang (N) Marina Kenglang, ASM Chairpersons, ASMs and all BDOs of Changlang District.


NYC to launch Raj Bhawan March prog

ITANAGAR, Jun 28: Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC), the youth wing of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), will launch "Raj Bhawan March" programme in North East very shortly in support of their demands.

The main objective of the programme is to mount pressure on central government to implement party’s national agenda for youth and ignite the developmental issues of youth across the country, an NYC release said.

Formation of a National Youth Commission and Youth Development Corporation, economic support for youth entrepreneurs and development of human infrastructure are the some of the main demands of NYC.

This Raj Bhawan March has already covered almost all the states of the country except North East, the release added.


ATA decries attack on teacher

ITANAGAR, June 28: Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Association, West Siang has condemned the assault on Headmaster, Govt Nikte Secondary School by students on June 23.  The association in a meeting has said that disciplinary action must be taken against those students involved by rusticating them from school. The teachers further suggested closure of the boy’s hostel.

The teachers informed that headmaster had come to the hostel to check whether the students were complying with various disciplinary measures initiated by the Institute. But instead of complying with the rules, the students resorted to violence and destroyed the quarters of the teacher and his car.

The association appealed all sections of society not to support or encourage such major and immoral offence wherein students assault head of the institution.


NHPC rejects workers demands

ITANAGAR, June 28: Responding to demands of Contract Employees and Worker Union (CEWU) at Dibang Multipurpose Project, NHPC has said that the revision of minimum rates of wages as per notification issued by the Central Govt. would apply only to employees/labourers employed by NHPC and over whom NHPC has supervision and control and are paying the wages. No contract worker is directly employed by the DMP/NHPC Ltd as all the workers are deployed by the local contractors for execution of the works awarded to them, it said.

CEWU is advised in their own interest to refrain from such illegal notices and strikes which are against the law in the country and state and will not serve any purpose. DMP Management is open for any discussion within the boundaries of the laws, notifications of the Central and State Government, it further added.


BWC calls for implementation of DA rates

ITANAGAR, June 28: Bazar Welfare Committee (BWC), Naharlagun urged traders and shopkeepers, including meat and fish sellers, to strictly follow the rate fixed against each item by the district administration.

BWC, which met on June 26 last, discussed various issues relating to business community and unanimously adopted few resolutions for their welfare.

It appealed to all the business establishments under Naharlagun township to down their shutters on Sunday, keep their surrounding clean and also cooperate with urban development department in this direction.

While adopting a resolution over ban on any kind of “forceful donation” from business community of Naharlagun Township, BWC asked traders to inform any such incident to Bazar Committee or district administration for necessary help. It also decided to help Capital DC in its eviction drive against stray animals.


ANYA calls off bandh, appreciates Govt

ITANAGAR, June 28:  The Central executive members of the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) and representatives from its five district units in a meeting at Naharlagun have unanimously decided to call off the proposed 24 hours capital bandh against non-preparation of the white paper on non formulation of AOP 2009-10 fiscal.

This decision was the outcome of week-long parley between ANYA leadership and advisor to chief minister Tame Phasang as interlocutor, the Association said. The advisor will facilitate the round table meeting of ANYA leaders and the CM, the association added.

While appreciating the state Government particularly State Planning Board for prompt finalisation of the draft AOP 2010-11, the Association hoped the Govt will utilise fund judiciously for all round development of the state and Nyishi belt in particular.

Regarding establishment of National Institute of Technology (NIT), the Association said the matter has been shifted to Nyishi Legislator Forum for finalisation.


National Rural Livelihood Mission – Strategic Option for Arunachal Pradesh

Dr. B G Mukhopadhyay

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given the assent for revamping the earlier Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) and the new scheme will be renamed as National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) which will be implemented very shortly across the country. As per the indications, the new scheme in the present incarnation of NRLM will be having a corpus of Rs.14,000 Crores for the next two years of 11th Plan and as per the projections by the Ministry of Rural Development around 4.5 Crores household will be organized into SHGs in the next five years and they will be brought above the poverty line. The NRLM will comprehensively address the issues of 6.5 Crores rural poor households in the country.

The present framework of poverty alleviation which has been renamed as National Rural Livelihood Mission is a welcome move by the Government of India to revamp the flagship poverty alleviation programme in the country. Lot of efforts have gone into designing the NRLM and feedbacks have been taken by mounting studies from the Apex Institutions and some of the fruitful experiments conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Moreover, some of the experiments conducted in livelihood promotion by some prominent NGOs in the country have also been taken into account. However, the best practices on livelihood promotion have emerged from the experiment conducted by  the Government of Andhra Pradesh through their organization viz. Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty which is popularly known as Indira Kranthi Patham.

The strategy envisaged by the GoI under NRLM spells out the following components to achieve the objectives. They are: (i) Universal Mobilization of BPL households, (ii) Federations/ People’s Institutions, (iii) Capacity Building and Training, (iv) Pro-Poor Financial Services, (v) Marketing & Infrastructure Support, (vi) Convergence, (vii) Sensitive Support Organizational Structure, (viii) Support for up scaling Skill Development & Placement and Innovative Projects, (ix) Demand Driven Approach and (x) Transparent System. The Mission has appropriately conceived 3 tier structure which would be inter-dependent. At the apex level the structure will be NRLM under the Ministry of Rural Development, GoI, at the State level there will be an umbrella organization coordinated by Rural Development Department and manned by dedicated professionals with their domain expertise followed by a dedicated unit at the district level suitably linked with District Rural Development Agency. The Mission will be backed by a Governing Council and Executive Committee for designing policies consistent with the national objectives and executing the same through collaboration with the State and different line departments. The same pattern will be followed at the State level where there will be a state level Mission which would be headed by Chief Minister with members from different implementing departments along with Executive Committee which would be headed by Chief Secretary and other concerned officials. At various levels, people with their domain expertise will be drafted to contribute to the Mission objective and there will be strong monitoring and follow-up mechanism to coordinate concurrent monitoring activities of the Mission. One of the important components of the Livelihood Mission is that SHGs will be the major platform for mobilization of the rural poor and they will be federated at block and district level to link up with credit, technology and market. The Mission has incorporated three different types of subsidies which will be incentive based. There will be efforts to link up Mission with skill development initiative of National Skill Development Mission and the various institutional structures like KVKs, RSETIs and Polytechnics located at State and District level. There will be convergence of self-employment programmes with wage employment programmes like MNREGS. Besides, many other social sector schemes alongwith employment generation programmes will be tapped under the Livelihood Mission for providing multiple livelihood options for the poor.

In the context of Arunachal Pradesh, we have to creatively adapt the best practices emerged from Andhra Pradesh to achieve success in NRLM. SHGs provide a wonderful platform and currently, the movement is picking up in collaboration with various partner NGOs, Govt agencies and local community-based organizations. Some of the banks have started realizing the potentials of business opportunities through SHGs in purveying various types of financial services. This needs a momentum and the tipping point is yet to be reached when the movement will spread very fast. Herein lies, the beauty of Andhra model where a dedicated organizational structure with a batch of committed professionals through their relentless efforts in coordination with banks, NGOs and the SHGs could make a huge difference in providing multiple livelihood options for the rural poor. Alongside, it helped the poor to have their choices for a better quality of life. The process is as important in as much as the content in promoting SHGs which should not be lost sight of. The current initiative of National Rural Livelihood Mission embodies all those learnings which we must creatively adapt to our situation in Arunachal. (The author is the General Manager of NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office and the views are his own.)


Tiger-seven football tourney from Jul 1

ITANAGAR, June 28: Saba-Saha X will play against Hari United in the opening match of the first ever state level Tiger-Seven Football Tournament at Nyokum Lapang Ground here on July one.  The second match of the day will be held between Biri Brothers vs AB FC Naharlagun.

All the 14 participating teams are divided into four pools. Pool ‘A’ comprises Biri Brothers FC, Jully Sports Club, AB FC, Naharlagun while Pool ‘B’ has ITFC, Doimukh, Nyokum Lapang FC, Adi basti Club. Saba Saha X, Dari Lokam FC, Hari United and Senki Park FC are clubbed together in Pool ‘C’ while Attu Dassang FC, High Spirit Team, BK FC and Jubilee English School are pitted against each other in Pool ‘D’. The winner and runners up of each team will qualify for the quarterfinals which will be held on July eight and nine.

Semifinal will be held on July 10 and 11 while the final will be played on July 12.

Local MLA Techi Kaso and Taw Tebin Tara, Deputy Director, Social Welfare have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honour of the kicking off ceremony on July one at 10.30 pm.


Medical camp

ITANAGAR, June 28: Toru Circle Students’ Union under the sponsorship of SSA District Mission Papum Pare, Yupia conducted a free medical camp at government secondary school Toru on June 26 last.

Altogether, 247 patients attended the camp. Resource persons were drawn from all over the district.

The union, who donated medicines to sub-centre Toru, appealed to the concerned authority for allocation of sufficient medicines at the Sub-Centre.



NEIST to hold Golden Jubilee Project Competition for students of NE

ITANAGAR, Jun 28: As a part of the programme for NEIST Golden Jubilee year celebrations, the CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (Formerly Regional Research Laboratory) at Jorhat has been organizing a “Investigatory Project Competition” among the students of the states of North East India. The various themes of the competition are -- Biodiversity of your locality, Traditional knowledge in healthcare and medicine (like ethno-medicine, ethno-medicinal plant, traditional knowledge on single plant phytomedicine, etc.), Water (traditional knowledge of water harvesting, etc.), Ethnic/traditional food, Land/river erosion, Traditional construction material and Superstition and its eradication.

The Project Report should be investigatory in nature and it should carry the information such as, project title, name of the participating students with a passport size photo, name of the school/college and address with contact phone no and email address, etc, name of guide and supervisor, aims and objectives, methodology and materials used, (if applicable), results with diagram, tables, charts, data, etc., conclusion and suggestion, (i) Suggested plan of action and biographical references and source of information. The student can submit the report either in English or in Assamese and the maximum word limit in 2000 words.  

The competition will be held in two groups viz. group A & group B. The group A will comprise of the students of Class VI to X (between age of 12-16 years) and group B will comprise of the students of Class XI to degree level (between age of 17-21 years).

The participants can form a group of maximum three students and they will be required to produce a certificate from the head of the school or college where they are studying and they can take a teacher from the school or college as the supervisor or guide for the project.

In case of group "B" at least one student of the group should be from Science streams. The guidelines and the format of the project can be downloaded from www.rrliorhat.res.in and it will be available from 1 July onwards.

Three copies of the project report, which should be neatly typewritten in A4 size paper with double spacing, should be submitted by registered post/speed post to the Director, North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat - 785006 on or before 30.09.2010.

However, the participants can send an advance copy of the report to e-mail address [email protected] rrljorhat.res.in.

The project reports will be evaluated in two phase viz. State level and North East level and the winners of the state level will be awarded with suitable prizes, certificate of appreciation and a CSIR-NEIST Golden Jubilee Year Plaque and the winners of the North East level will be awarded a studentship for two months to spend and work for two months at NEIST, Jorhat in the discipline of their choice. The prizes will be awarded at a function to be held during final celebration of Golden Jubilee of NEIST.


Line need to be drawn

Dear Editor,

Letter captioned "Marriage of convenience" by Neil Lyngdoh of Laithumkhrah hits the bull's eye with regards to social complexities of tribal people. We are aware that Lyngdoh's revelation of the truth and facts are indeed threatening to very simple social fabrics of tribal people in whole of the North East India. We casually wish that our daughters are married to a respectable man with financial securities, let alone the man's motive and design to grab your and my ancestral land. How disgraceful is it, if we have not understood the real motive behind, before handing over our daughter to a social traitor. All brethren, arise, awake till the menace is contained and tell the traitors that we need no more false introduction.

We practically do not encourage accession of landed properties to a daughter with a firm mystical believe that on such case, our daughters shall be doomed to bare-bone with no sons to lead the clan. So, we offer all valuables as gifts except lands, counting not the values of the property but the quality of life that our daughters are going to lead. Good fathers sell their land and the whole of the proceeds are put in the daughters' name, simply with this belief. Fathers never ever think her daughter to live a difficult life.

"Marriage of convenience" shall bring a regional debate and hope all mischief-mongers in the name of marriage from outside or inside the NE states must remember that the trends shall no more work in their favour.


Kada Tabu

Bhalukpong, (on email)



Pen is mightier than sword

Dear Editor,

As a responsible citizen, my conscience shivered when I went through ‘Cry of a Journalist’. And why me alone? – I suppose anyone with modern human trend and attitude would feel the same. All those who claim to be educated and civilized living in a modern society should be ashamed of the young, dedicated and enthusiastic journalist’s lamentations who, as he had said, left back a much better situation outside the state to be able to do something for his home-state and contribute whatever is possible to his people.

The ‘Medievalism’ that some of our people resort to is really disgusting and condemnable. Its time these people realize that times and situations today have changed and their hooliganism would never be able to alter the society’s modern mindset. Rather they should try to flow with the current of the society’s outlook, before the society decides to treat them with their own medicine.

The lamentation of the young journalist is understandable, but I would like to remind and assure him that Pen is still mightier than the sword. The state and its people do not want to sink into the oblivious dark ages sans linkage with the world through this vital organ of the society.

All the conscious people of our state owe an apology to the media faculty for the misdemeanor of a few among us. Let all of us resolve not to push this neutral and noble estate to the edge by exerting our thoughts and ideologies forcefully beyond reasoning and sensibility.   


Japon K. Lowang,

Itanagar (on email)                                                                             



Certainly bragging is not a crime or an act of parochialism

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to Suman Das's letter "Brag only when achievements are in sync with population number"( 28 June).

In the letter, Mr. Das writes about a certain fiery "chauvinist" Bengali politician who was speaking on the number of achievers Kolkata has produced. This act has been interpreted by Das as a case of "political jingoism" to "woo the sentimental Bengali babu"!

Now, will Mr. Das be able to pin-point any community, region or nation which does not brag about its achievers? Certainly bragging is not a crime or an act of parochialism. Only if some politician or community tries to belittle others, can they be accused of fomenting chauvinism.

I am almost cent percent sure that the politician being referred to Mr. Das is none other than Ms. Mamata Banerjee. Even if my assumption is wrong,  the fact remains that far from playing the Bengali card; all politicians of West Bengal, Banerjee or not, have religiously ignored the interests of the indigenous Bengali and all along have wooed the migrant communities who have settled in the state from North and West India. When each and every Indian state accords topmost priority to the indigenous language of the region; the West Bengal politicians, who have seen to it that Bengali language remains a non-entity in every sphere of life, go all-out to pamper and promote Hindi and Urdu. And less said about the "sentimental" Bengali babus the better. Inspite of the anti-Bengali policies of the West Bengal political parties to exhibit their "liberalness", the common Bengalis do not lodge minimum protest for the fear of  being dubbed "parochial"! Thus when Mr. Das's Orissa, Gujarat, Kerala and Rajasthan( to name a few) have seen to it that Oriyas, Gujaratis, Malyalees and Marwaris( along with their tongues) rule the roost in their respective states; West Bengal "proudly" flaunts its "nationalism" by ensuring that all things Bengali slowly fade into oblivion. Thus a community which "proudly" forsakes its roots can never be wooed sentimentally and cannot give birth to a "chauvinist" leader.

Lastly, I would like to assert that the Indian state where the non-indigenous people are most safe is undoubtedly West Bengal and where the non-Bengalis can study, live or work without the slightest knowledge of Bengali. And I would also like to say to Mr. Das that number of achievers among a community is never directly proportional to its population. Had it been so; then right from Asian Games to Olympics to World Cup of all sports, India would have finished second only to China. But in reality, India's sporting feats are hardly worth speaking of. In contrast, West Indies of Seventies and Eighties were almost unconquerable in the cricketing world, though the combined population of the islands were perhaps lesser than a Kolkata or Mumbai locality. Actually success or failure is not dependent upon numbers, but upon the culture of the community or the region. China excels in Asiad or Olympics not because of its numerical strength, but because of a scientific sporting infrastructure. Similarly Kolkata produced a number of greats not due to the large population of the Bengalis, but because of the direct product of Bengal Rennaisance. However, irrespective of the reason behind emergence of successful personalities, we should learn to respect them and draw inspiration from their deeds.


Kajal Chatterjee




Include the OSD and Advisors in APPSCE

Dear Editor,

Going by the recent trend of appointing numbers of Advisor to Chief Minister, Officer on Special Duty who enjoys the pay, perk and facilities equal or more than that of any first class officer, I feel that the post should be included in APPSCE. At least we may see some changes with the inclusion of fresh youth with fresh brain with new idea and at the same time it will reduce the unemployment problems to some extent.

These are tip of ice berg where the political appointees drain the state exchequer and there are no known criteria for recruitment.


Concern Arunachalee




‘Baseless allegations’

Dear Editor,

It was shocking and surprising that some people with vested interest have leveled baseless allegation against Ibom Tao, EAC Basar. The accusation leveled by Likabali Youth Volunteer Association amounts to interference in state administration.

Who would be transferred where and when is an administrative matter and is effected by the state government in the interest of public.

Therefore, the state government should act on its own without taking into account such unfounded charges. We welcome the decision of state Govt. and assure to cooperate with Ibom Tao, a young and dynamic officer.


Marbom Basar, Bompe Doke, Kardo Nyigyor, Tanga Buchi,  Karyi Tao and Karli Dini



Don’t drag the whole community

Dear Editor,

This is in response to “Marriage of Convenience” by Neil Lyngdoh, Shillong.

How could he say that Nepali speaking people are illegal migrants? Does he mean to say that all the Nepali’s are illegal Migrants?

Regarding Nepalese marrying a Khasi, if everyone is so concerned then why there are no laws to ban such practice? Speaking Nepali language does not mean that they all hail from Nepal and are illegal Migrants. I wish to suggest Lyngdoh to look before he leap and should not hurt the whole community by  terming them as illegal migrants with malafide intention.

Inter-tribe, Inter-caste and Inter-community marriages are always supported by great leaders because it creates national harmony which paves the way for National Integration. We all are Indians, we should join hands to work united to strengthen our nation.


Vishaal Burathoki

Bank Tinali, Itanagar

VT-AWIC youth libraries celebrate 3rd Annual Day

LATHAO, June 28: “Libraries are windows that let in the light of learning into your lives. Don’t let books collect dust in cupboards”, said M. Monlai, Retired Station Director, All India Radio and a well-known Sanskrit scholar, at the 3rd Annual Day Celebrations of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit at Lathao, hosted by the Lathao Youth Library. He was addressing a packed gathering of students, teachers, parents, library activists and readers at the Govt. Higher Sec School auditorium at Lathao. “We the people of Lathao are very proud of having such a nice library at Lathao serving our youth. Do make reading a regular habit and thus improve your learning skills”, he exhorted, quoting several pithy Sanskrit couplets.

Monlai also heartily lauded the young library activists and readers from APNE Library, Wakro, Son Hu Son Chang Library, Chongkham and Lathao Youth Library for their spirited presentations during the 2-days Celebrations.

Chairman, ASSET, Wakro, one of the leading organizations pioneering the Lohit Youth Library Network, warmly complimented the enthusiastic efforts of the Lathao Youth Library I/c Timita Mungyak, Konchiwa Namchoom and her team, and the support of patrons like N. Rina, Principal, Govt. Hr Sec School, Lathao that made Lathao Youth library a vibrant centre of joyful learning to all eager readers of Lathao.

Earlier, welcoming the guests, library I/Cs and young activists from various Libraries, N. Rina, Patron, expressed his warm appreciation of the reading promotion efforts by the VT-AWIC Youth libraries in various circles of Lohit and complimented the library I/c s and activists for their earnest efforts in transforming the lives of the youth. He also expressed his great happiness in the Lathao Youth Library hosting the 3rd Annual Day Celebrations of the Network.

Giving an outline of the 3 years of eventful functioning of the Libraries, S. Mundayoor, Coordinator, VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit expressed his satisfaction of seeing the benefits of reading percolating to individual readers even in rural pockets. The best example was the brilliant participation of the young Lohit team in the International Conference of Children’s Libraries in New Delhi. This could be possible only by the whole-hearted support and involvement of several well-wishers, both within and outside the state and the generous backing of enlightened patrons like Gen (retd) J. J. Singh, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Minister Chowna Mein, First Lady Anupama Singh, and agencies like the 48 BRTF and 26 Maratha LI of the Army, Lohit District Admn, District Edn. Depts of Lohit and Anjaw, Karuna Trust, Jalan’s Charity Trusts, Assam, the Press media in the state as well as organizations like ASSET, CALSOM and the participating schools.

The highlight of the 2 days’ Celebrations was a series of interesting presentations from library books by the young readers from different libraries. The 2 touching skits on Baby Halder, a house-maid who emerged as a prominent writer of our times (Roshni Dellang & team, APNE Library) and on Dr. C. V Raman (Nang Kapingna Singkai & team, Lathao library), stressed that inspiring models are still among the common Indians. A spiritedly-enacted skit in Khamti language (Akawonna, Prabhavati & team, Son Hu Son Chang Library) stressed on the vital need of health education for rural masses and Chow Silakungnam Pomang and Kapingna Singkai  (Lathao Library) impressed the audience with their story-narrating skills in Khamti language.

While Roshni Dellang and Shapilu Rangmang did their joint-recitation effortlessly, it was Luckyso Rangmang and Promiso Kri (all APNE Library) who had the entire audience roaring with their recitation “O Home work, O Home work..!”  Earlier Nang Padmini Singkai and team (Lathao Library) presented a melodious welcome to the audience.

Nang Sengkhani Chowpu, Teacher Govt. Pr School New Lathao and Nang Sriwan Hokhew, teacher, Govt. HSS Lathao were awarded as ‘Outstanding Readers’ of the Lathao Youth Library. The Chief Guest also presented mementos to all unit libraries on behalf of VT-AWIC Youth Library Network.  The Network will be presenting awards to the best 2 readers every year from each of their unit libraries.

The first day of the Celebrations was devoted to a vibrant workshop on preparing skits from interesting library books, conducted by the Apne Library team led Kesilu Tayang and Amilu Minin, in which more than 50 students of Govt. HS School, Lathao participated.


ARASU demands circle officers

ITANAGAR, June 28: All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) appealed the concerned authority to post one circle officer each at Raga, Dollumukh and Kamporijo respectively.

The union claimed that due to non-posting of Circle Officers in these three-circle, public are facing law and order problems.

It further appealed for immediate repair of CO Office and Quarter, Kamporijo circle and urged the local MLA to look into the matter.


AAPGDLU calls for cancellation

ITANAGAR, June 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour Union appealed to the District Horticulture Officer, Seppa East Kameng District to cancel the recent appointment of Mali in the department.

The union claimed that the appointment was not made on seniority basis as per the guidelines of labour norms.



Federation memo on bad road conditions

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Federation in a six point memorandum to the Chief Engineer, Western Zone has demanded that dilapidated road in the Capital Region be repaired. The federation said that roads conditions must be improved and demanded maintenance and repair of Doimukh-Hoj to Palin, Papu Nallah to Yupia, Banderdewa to Hollongi roads.

It further called for maintenance of Gohpur Tinali to Zoo, Ganga Lake, Jote and Poma villages and sector roads within the capital region.


NCP opposes fuel price hike

ITANAGAR: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh has criticized the  Central Govt  for increasing the prices of LPG,  other fuel prices recently. Govt need to rethink  seriously about the hike in fuel prices, NCP said.

Opposing the price hike, the NCP state unit vice president Tad Tana said the undesired decisions of the Central Govt have come as a surprise for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.


Internet and webpage creation

ITANAGAR: A week-long Training Course on "Internet and Web¬page Creation -II" commenced at Administrative Training Institute today for the officers of state government.  

Director (Training) Pema Tshetan informed the participants about the Govt's strong emphasis on promotion of e-governance at all levels.

Earlier, the main Resource Person Amitav Das, highlighted the brief course content & explained about the web-page design & its feature etc. Earlier the course coordinator & Dy. Director (TRG) T Lodo informed that ATI will be coming-up with new Computer Lab-cum-training building soon with a  SPA grant of Rs. one Crore.


Students demand action

ITANAGAR, June 28: While claiming corrupt practice by authority in land allotment in Upper Subansiri district, the All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) has demanded for halting the movement of the file no LM/DRJ-02/2010 (part) Dtd March 31, 2010, which is on process to allot DDI office land to others.

The students union also alleged encroachment of Daporijo GHSS land, government premises like office buildings, quarters etc. The union claimed that although many complaints have been lodged, no action has been initiated yet against those land grabbers by the authority till date.



ITANAGAR, June 28: All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union has felicitated nine students of Hurosso community, who excelled in the CBSE examination from 2008-2010.

MLA Kumsi Sidisow, MLA Tani Loffa, ADC Thrizino, Panchayat leaders GBs and public attended the function.



ITANAGAR, June 28: Tadang Mibang and Pill Takur have been appointed as President and General Secretary of Assistant District Education Officer/ Assistant Project Officer Association, Arunachal Pradesh in a meeting held at Nirjuly yesterday.


Social Services

ITANAGAR, June 28: All East Kameng Capital Complex Students’ Welfare Association would conduct social service at District Hospital, Seppa on July 15.


AAPMWA appeals

ITANAGAR, June 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Multipurpose Workers’ Association (AAPMWA) appealed to the state government to release monthly salaries of Multipurpose Workers (MPWs) serving in Changlang.

AAPMWA, which toured the district recently, claimed that MPW workers under health departments there are not getting their salaries for the last four months.

The association also urged the health department to revoke termination order against few MPW workers under West Siang district and continue their services from this month.


HGB passes away

changlang, June 28: Innao Gamkhang Singpho, HGB of Innao village, Diyun Circle of Changlang passed away on June 25 at his Innao residence after prolonged illness. He left behind his wife, four sons and two daughters and 21 grand children.


Dree festival

ITANAGAR, June 28: Parliamentary Secretary Land Management and Labour and Employment Padi Richo has consented to inaugurate the Capital Complex Dree Festival Food stall on June 30.

While, Chairman KVIB Jarkar Gamlin and DC A Tak would attend the Dree Festival Celebration as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour at Aalo.


GP decides

ITANAGAR, June 28: The GBs, Panchayat leaders and senior citizen of Pungrung-II Gram Panchayat, Sangram has banned hunting, use of insecticides for fishing purposes in their jurisdiction and appealed to the people to abide by the decision.

Meanwhile, Gram Panchayat urged the Anganwadi workers, helpers, EGS teachers, ASHA members to carry out their work with sincerity. It warned that action will be taken against those who show laxity in their work by the GBs and PRIs.


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