He further said that not a single public hearing was conducted by the concerned authority,
before commencement of the survey works in the area. Instead, the company is forcefully
taking up the work without public consultation and hearing, he alleged.
The construction of Dam over Siang River will be a great threat to the historically
famous site Kekar Monying where the Anglo-Abor war took place in 1912. Moreover,
the state is under seismic zone V and already witnessed major earth quakes in 1887
and 1950. People should be conscious about the past and strongly fight against the
construction here, he added.
General Secretary of the movement, Oyar Gao of Komsing village said that if the project
comes up it will not only affect Siang belt but Demaji, Lakhimpur and Dibrugarh areas
in Assam too.
Olik Komut, Ajay Darang, a concerned citizen Kaling Jamoh also expressed their views
against the construction and urged the people to fight for their rights.
RGUSU assures peace
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The members of Rajiv Gandhi Students’ Union (RGUSU) led by president
Tayuk Sonam today assured a high level team headed by Education Minister Bosiram
Siram and Water Resources Minister Atum Welly to shun violence and create academic
atmosphere during a threadbare meeting at Rono Hills campus.
The high level team including local MLA and parliamentary secretary Nabam Rebia,
Papum Pare DC Bidol Tayeng and SP PN Khrimey was sent to the campus by Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu to take stock of the situation and hold discussion with the students
and the RGU faculties and officials.
The team inspected the damaged vehicles and exhorted the students to shun the path
of violence to make RGU a role model in the country.
Such incidents will send a wrong signal to the younger generations and the students
of the lone central university have a greater social responsibility to shoulder,
Siram he told the students.
Describing all the RGUSU demands genuine, Siram said except few, like renaming of
the university requiring constitutional amendment, the others were within the purview
of the VC, which would be redressed. Siram insisted on improving the teacher-taught
relations in letter and spirit.
He said the students should devote their time in studies with their examinations
knocking at the doors instead of wasting time on bandh call, which were completely
unproductive and self-destructive as witnessed during the last 48-hour agitation.
The VC, who had to rush to New Delhi on Sunday last to attend the plan meeting of
the UGC, and returned here today immediately met the high level team at education
minister’s residence with other officials to apprise them of the entire issue.
Representatives of RGUSU and university authorities are expected to meet the Chief
Minster on Thursday.
Khandu calls for fencing Indo-Myanmar border
Lt Gen V K Singh visits Arunachal
ITANAGAR Mar 10: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has advocated for fencing the Indo-Myanmar
border in order to check the insurgents using States territory for their movement
through the infamous golden triangle.
The Chief Minister said this while meeting the Lt. General V K Singh, GOC in chief,
Eastern Command, the designated Chief of the Indian Army who is on a tour of Arunachal
Singh however said that the situation in Tirap and Changlang of the state have improved
a lot in the recent times.
During a meeting with the Chief Minister various issues pertaining to security, Arunachal
Scouts, civic actions programmes were also discussed. The chief minister congratulated
Lt. General Singh on being designated as the next chief of the Army staff and exposed
faith that he will expedite the process of rising of Arunachal Scouts.
He also advocated engaging local cooperative societies to supply vegetables and horticulture
produces from the State farmers to Army units deployed in the state to boost the
Khandu while insisting the Army to make good use of civic funds provided for development
of border area, opined to include the village people and Panchayat members for its
Army should also make use of the defense fund for repair and maintenance of strategic
porter tracks, foot suspension bridges and log bridges in the border area which is
equally used both by the army as well as the local people, since State Government
is facing resource crunch. The helipads and other infrastructure built by the Army
should also be allowed to be used by the civilians.
Lt General Singh on assuring to take up the request of the chief minister on priority
said that Army had been doing various local area development programmes in the border
areas. We have been encouraging locals to take up horticulture, agriculture and dairy
farm units so that the produce could be effectively marketed to huge army establishment
located in the State itself, the general informed. He also disclosed that the Defence
Research Laboratory (DRL) have been asked to come up with befitting technologies
in the field of agriculture, horticulture & livestock rearing so that the people
of border State like Arunachal Pradesh could be benefited at large with presence
The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, Development Commissioner
V K Dev and Home Commissioner T Taloh.
Lt Gen VK Singh also called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan
here today. His wife Bharati Singh, and Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, GOC 4 Corps, Tezpur
accompanied the Chief designate.
Gen Singh, the Former Chief of the Indian Army congratulated Lt Gen VK Singh on being
designated as the 24th Chief of Army Staff and extended his best wishes for a successful
Sharing his experiences as the Governor in the last two years, Gen Singh said, army
has done good humanitarian service in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the State, where we
have best of cooperation and coordination of Army and Civil administration. Referring
Arunachal Scouts and stressing on more Sadbhavana programmes of the Army in the State,
the Governor urged upon designated Chief to be more proactive and take leading role
in giving impetus to infrastructure development in this frontier region.
While dwelling in length on strategic importance of Arunachal Pradesh, Gen Singh
pointed that their visit sends a clear message on the priorities laid by the country.
Lt Gen Singh informed that realizing the importance of the two Corps stationed in
Northeast region more have been given from what have been projected. (DIPR)
APEX Bank general body meeting held
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd Apex Bank, dubbed
the sick bank has recovered some Rs 15.16 crore outstanding loans till February last
while soft loan of Rs 200 crore given by the government was repaid with interest.
This was informed by Managing Director Tarin Dakpe at the 21st Annual General Body
Meeting of the bank today.
He also informed that at present the bank has a share capital of Rs 192 crore, total
deposits of Rs 53.58 crore, and outstanding loan of Rs 111.76 crore loans, total
borrowings of Rs.158.91 crore. The bank has started lending operations and sanctioned
loan to the tune of Rs 2.99 crore to 348 people. Further, the Bank has started Bancassurance
business in collaboration with Metlife Insurance Company. The OTS-2009 scheme is
continued upto April 30.
None of the member-based cooperative sector banks suffered during the global meltdown
unlike the commercial banks, said NABARD general manager Dr BG Mukhopadhaya. He said
the problems of the bank in not insurmountable and could be tackled by repositioning
it with specific strategy.
The bank should take a cue from the people-centric 2010-11 Union Budget and the bankers
should change their attitude to meet the mandate in reaching out to people in far-flung
areas, he said.
He announced to sponsor training of the officers of the bank as well those of the
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank and assist in evolving customer-oriented products.
Offering SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) as mantra to take
the bank forward, bank administrator Padmini Singla, in her keynote address, said
“we should learn from the past mistakes and introspect on how to face the challenges
poised by the commercial banks making inroads into the state.
The demand for a branch in remote Nacho indicated regaining of the people’s faith
in the bank which should be encashed to march forward with a strong footing, she
Pointing out that steps have been introduced for introducing core banking solution
to improve efficiency, she urged the state government to place the non-treasury funds
to improve the bank’s deposit base
Cooperation secretary AB Shukla stressing on self audit advised the bank to regain
the faith of the people.
Citing the success story of Bangladesh’s Gramin Bank which had won Md Yunus a Nobel
prize, Registrar of Cooperative Societies Nandini Paliwal said the micro finance
was the bedrock of that bank, which is similar to Apex Bank.
The State Cooperative Act is likely to be amended during the next assembly session
to help avail the benefit of the Vaidyanathan Committee, she said.
Siram calls for preservation of vibrant Arunachalee culture
Aalo, Mar 10: Taking part at the Pre-Mopin festival celebration on March 8 at Donyi
Polo Kamki College Education Minister Bosiram Siram has called for keeping alive
the vibrant culture and identity of various tribes of the state.
He further advocated for participation of younger generations to keep alive the tradition
of Mopin while adding that rich oral and folk tradition is passed on to the younger
The Education Minister assured to look into demands of the college community.
He appreciated the land donors for allowing establishment of a College to fulfill
the intellectual requirements of the area and the infrastructural development would
be taken care of the by the State Govt.
Earlier, Minister Education Bosiram Siram and the West Siang DC Amjad Tak, attended
the Pre-Mopin festival celebration at the SFS College, Aalo as a Chief Guest and
the Guest of Honour respectively. (DIPRO)
Khandu asks for proper implementation of Employment Act
ITANAGAR Mar 10: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has called for proper of Mahatma Gandhi
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to ensure employment of poorer
section of the society. He said this while addressing the Deputy Commissioners and
Project Directors (DRDA) conference on implementation and status of MGNREGA here
at Banquet Hall today.
Khandu appealed the DCs and PDs to ensure timely submission of utilization certificates
and labour budget to the Ministry of Rural Development for early release of Central
Share. He assured the department that state government shall release the state matching
share in the early part of the financial year so that the scheme does not fall due
to want of the state share and also for early allocation of fund from the centre.
We need to join hands and put on collective efforts to ensure that the central programmes
such as MGNREGA reaches the right people for whom it has been enacted, Khandu said.
He called for making the state an exemplar in implementation of various Rural Development
programmes and shoved upon the responsibility to the DCs and PDs to bring about socio-economic
changes in the rural areas. He also directed the DCs and PDs to put up viable proposal
to Government of India in the stipulated time frame so that it could be actively
The chief minister further emphasized for effective management of information through
internet service. He asked the DCs and PDs to ensure that all the information pertaining
to the programme be uploaded in the website for making it public. This will not only
help us maintain the transparency but also would be beneficial to the people at large,
Speaking on the occasion Rural Development Minister Takar Marde termed the MGNREGA
as the instrument to sail out the poor rural populace by providing 100 days employment.
He stressed for effective implementation of the Act for the larger interest of the
people of the state and urged the delegates to expedite submission of labour budget,
timely submission of Utilization Certificates and uploading of information in the
Earlier, Commissioner RD Tape Bagra urged upon the DCs and PDs to make good use of
the conference for effective implementation of MGNREGA.
Director RD J Angu also spoke on the occasion. Among others Chief Secretary Tabom
Bam and Special Secretary Finance Amit Singla were present in the meeting.
State NCP team to highlights local issues
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Two-day national conclave of the Nationalist Congress Party will
be held in Karla, Maharashtra from March 13 next. Party president Sharad Pawar and
other senior leaders will address the party leaders. The conclave is particularly
being organized for the party ministers, MPs, MLAs and Pradesh presidents of the
states. Meanwhile, a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh NCP led by its president Ngurang
Pinch decided to leave for Karla on March 12 to attend the conclave. The delegates
include MLAs Ralom Borang, NCP legislature party leader Techi Kaso, Bamang Felix,
Alo Libang and Jomin Tayeng.
The delegation is expected to meet Pawar and Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful
Patel at the sidelines of the conclave and discuss important issues including prioritization
on schemes submitted to union ministries headed by NCP ministers, enhancement of
rice quota, construction of green field airport at Karsingsa, sanctioning of more
FCI godowns in interior areas of the state, among others.
AASA bring hope to rural communities
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: At a time when general public and donors across the globe are questioning
credibility of many NGOs because of alleged misappropriation of funds uncovered in
recent years, it is so refreshing to see few grass root level NGOs striving hard
to help those people who really need aid and assistance.
Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA), a Naharlagun based NGO, under the guidance of
its leader Teetu Yoka, along with her team of dedicated and sincere volunteers has
been able to bring changes in the lifestyle of many villages located around capital
Borum, Sood, Nyorch, Komchi and Tarajuli villages located just few hours drive from
capital complex are testimony to AASA’s relentless pursuit towards rural uplift.
These villagers were given training on entrepreneurship, capacity building, income
generation. Among all, it is success story of Borum village which is really inspirational.
Various farmers club and self help group (SHG) have been formed with assistance provided
by AASA. Henyer farmers club, Mangjang farmers club and Golo SHG of Borum village
have become shining example for rural entrepreneurship. Henyer farmers club has been
able to produce organic manures using kitchen wastes, cow dung, piggery, poultry
With low investment assistance by NABARD and scientific technology provided Regional
Resource Laboratory (RRL), Henyer farmers club has been able to earn around rupees
twenty two thousand in last 10 months.
Mushroom farming promoted by AASA had already won rave reviews of many experts and
public in the past.
Inspiration behind these successful stories is Teetu Yoka, the selfless president
of AASA and a woman of humble nature. While talking to this reporter she told that
it was quite tough in the beginning to convince these villagers to understand the
importance of rural entrepreneurship. “Initially they were reluctant but slowly I
was able to convince them of our ideas and today I can’t wait for a single day to
be with these villagers,” Teetu shares. She further informs that AASA’s effort had
desired effect in discouraging villagers from taking up Jhum cultivation. “Around
40 percent villagers, where we had intervened have told us their wish to leave Jhum
cultivation practice. I think now they understand the fact that rural entrepreneurship
gives them better return than Jhum cultivation,” added Teetu. By using wastes and
natural resources these villagers have been able to produce organic manures which
are quite heartening and now are selling them in market. And it is their enthusiasm
for entrepreneurship which if tapped properly can go long way in reducing poverty
in rural areas. Here Teetu believed that government departments and banks should
come out in help of these farmers. “Organic manure is environmentally viable than
chemical fertilizers. Government agencies should encourage such kind of eco-friendly
entrepreneurship and help poor villagers for income generation,” concluded Teetu.
APPC, BJP delighted with women bill
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The rank and file of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC)
today expressed satisfaction at the approval of the Women Bill in Rajya Sabha in
The bill passed in the Rajya Sabha has unveiled the vision and dream of the former
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi towards women’s empowerment, the APCC said and hoped
that the Bill will be passed in Lok Sabha too. Congratulating UPA chairperson Sonia
Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and MPs on the historic occasion, the party
said that it was a gift to women of India on International Woman Day.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh congratulated the women
fraternity for the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill. The historic passing of
bill opened a new chapter in the history of the country, the party said.
More steps for safer roads
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Although there was no casualty, the recent mini bus accident near
infamous “sinking zone”, has left many a questions wide open about the safety of
passengers. Police said, the accident occurred due to mechanical failure. But responsibility
does not end in giving statements only.
It is observed that many public buses plying between Itanagar and Banderdewa are
not road worthy. These worn out vehicles are plying in this route since many years
posing a great threat to human lives.
The eligibility and efficiency of drivers and conductors operating those buses are
also doubtful as many accidents have been caused due to human error as well.
Itanagar Traffic Cell, which is on an undeclared mission to bring about a change
in the traffic scenario of the state capital, must look into these matters seriously.
All the unfit vehicles must be banned, driving and conductors licenses be checked
Another cause of accidents may be attributed to speed. Dhoom-2 type bike riding by
some school and college going teenagers are not only posing great threat to their
own lives but for other people also.
It is surprising that in a land of numerous laws there is no such law that can curb
this type of lawlessness. The authorities must act tough on such matters and punitive
action should be taken against those unruly motorbike riders.
Itanagar Traffic police cell in-charge Kime Kommo had recently told this reporter
that majority of the rule breakers were school and college going children. They hesitate
to put the helmet although they carry it with them, he says.
The authority may also identify all the busy and crowded areas within capital complex
and fix the speed limit of vehicles in those zones. This would go a long way in maintaining
vehicular traffic smoothly.
Despite tireless efforts of traffic police, we read in the local dailies about motor
vehicular accidents on regular basis in capital complex. In many occasion human lives
are lost or serious injuries inflicted.
It is fact that on-the-spot fine on violators alone can not help police put the things
in right place unless and until people are made aware of their responsibilities and
knowledge on traffic rules proper. For this, awareness campaign on the key issue
must be organized on regular basis involving people of all sections of the society
instead of organizing traffic week once in a year.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: 21st convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University will
be held on March 15 at the Conference Hall, Regional Centre, Naharlagun. Education
Minister Bosiram Siram who would be the Chief Guest will deliver the convocation
address. The convocation will be simultaneously held through teleconferencing via
satellite at the Regional Centre of the University.
Protest rally against price rise
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh launched its second
phase of Nationwide protest against price rise in West Siang district on Mar 8 last.
A mass rally was taken out in Aalo township in protest against price hike and demanding
roll back of prices. Later the procession culminated at Nehru Chowk.
Addressing the gathering, BJP Legislature party leader Tamiyo Taga (MLA) said that
people of Arunachal Pradesh are worst affected by the price hikes in diesel and petrol.
It is high time for people of Arunachal Pradesh go for sustainable and productive
economic ventures to harness the resources for self sufficiency, he said.
The UPA government should not think that the recent electoral success is mandate
for allowing price rise. The Govt. will face the wrath of the people if it fails
to take immediate steps and curb the price rise, he said.
Others speakers include Tapak Nguso Lendo, Chairman, District level Programme Organizing
Committee and other senior leaders, Panchayati Raj members and senior citizens. They
expressed concern over the escalated market prices on foods and various essential
ARASU boast of its women wing VP
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) lauded Higi Yumum for her selection
as one of the members of the karate team representing Arunachal Pradesh at All India
Karate Do Federation Championship to be held in Chennai from March 26 to 28. The
union hoped, Yumum, also a vice president of the ARASU women wing would bring laurels
to the state.
Red Cross emblem and need to check its unauthorised use
GR Biswakarma, DPM
Red Cross emblem in a car means a doctor, the one on display by the shops-shops selling
medicines, vehicles with red cross emblem is an ambulance is still true till today
for the public at large. Still, public at large, most of the medical and dental professionals,
military, paramilitary and police personnel are not aware of the origin, purpose
and proper use about the red cross emblem. We often see the red cross emblem used
as a decorative symbol on signs, in advertising or to indicate first aid stations.
This may not seem like a problem, but it is wrong. Misuse of the emblem of the symbol
being against the law.
“Would it not be possible, in time of peace and quiet, to form relief societies for
the purpose of having care given to the wounded in wartime by zealous, devoted, and
thoroughly qualified volunteers?” - This is the question Henry Dunant, the Swiss
founder of the Red Cross, asked after he witnessed suffering on an Italian battlefield
in 1859. The International Movement of the Red Cross was born on this battlefield,
witnessed the aftermath of a grim battle that left 40,000 dead and wounded. There
were few military or local medical services to tend to them. Horrified by what he
saw, Dunant organized local villagers to care for the casualties. He ensured that
victims from both sides of the conflict received water, food, and rudimentary medical
attention. The impact of this experience changed Dunant's life. Several years later,
in 1864, Dunant and four other Swiss citizens organized an international conference
-- the First Geneva Convention. An important result of this original conference,
was the adoption of one internationally recognized symbol -- the red cross on a white
background -- to mark the volunteer medical personnel and facilities of all countries
to protect them from attack in times of armed conflict. Today, the Red Cross emblem
continues as an internationally recognized symbol of protection and neutrality. In
peacetime, the emblem identifies people, programs and objects connected with the
humanitarian activities of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
The Red Cross Emblem and the use:
The Red Cross -- five, red, equal-sized squares forming a cross, resting on a white
background, is one of the most recognized emblems in the world. It is also, however,
one of the most poorly understood. What does it really mean? The Red Cross emblem
is an important symbol of humanitarian protection for victims of conflict and the
aid workers that assist them. The Red Cross is a powerful symbol of neutrality, impartiality,
humanity and hope. The emblem is a visible sign of protection for certain people
and objects in times of war. It says 'don't shoot' in every language.
Under the Geneva Conventions, the red cross or red crescent emblem may be used for
two purposes. The first is as a visible sign of the protection conferred by International
Humanitarian Law on persons and objects such as humanitarian workers and medical
staff from national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). This is the protective use
of the emblem. The second use of the emblem indicates that persons or objects are
linked to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This use is called
the indicative use of the emblem.
Misuse of the emblem:
All over the world, including our country, the Red Cross emblem is misused. It is
used by medical professionals, hospitals, health centres, clinics, chemists, X-ray
centres, blood banks and anything allied to medical services. Many do not know whether
they can use it and what it stands for and many do know it but does not care. Unfortunately,
many people mistakenly assume that the Red Cross is in the “public domain” and can
be used by anyone. Strictly speaking, if one uses the emblem, the implication is
that one subscribes to the principles underlying the establishment of the Red Cross
Society. Thus the entity using this emblem apparently enjoys the authorisation
of the Red Cross National Society and offers free medical assistance. But the sanctity
of the emblem is being marred with the users exploiting it as a prestige symbol.
Use of the emblem by those who are not authorized by the law, Improper use of the
emblem by those who are authorized to use it, Imitation of the Red Cross emblem by
using a symbol similar to it, Perfidious use of the emblem to betray the confidence
of the adversary in a military action are the acts which are considered as misuse
of the emblem. Even the member/staff/doctor of the Red Cross Movement cannot use
the Red Cross emblem on their personal vehicle/buildings or other such belongings.
But, they can wear a small size Red Cross badge.
Who are the authorized users?
The armed forces medical services, their personnel, units, installations and means
of transport, ICRC(International Committee of the Red Cross), IFRC(International
Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies), National Red Cross Societies,
First Aid Centers that offer totally free medical assistance & are authorized by
the National Red Cross/Red Crescent Society.
Indian Law regulating the use of the emblem:
Misuse of the emblem is prohibited under the 4 Geneva Conventions of 1949, under
the Indian Law (Geneva Conventions Act, 1962), the abuse of the emblem is a punishable
offence. The punishment is a fine of Rs.500, besides the provision for forfeiture
of the goods or vehicles on which the emblem has been used without authorization.
However, under the Govt. of India’s Geneva Conventions Act, the Central Government
has the responsibility to prosecute for the abuse of the emblem. So far, the Government
has not seriously looked into the implementation of this law. The fact remains that
the Geneva Conventions Act, is a law of the land and should be respected at all times.
The Indian government banned the use of the sign by establishments other than the
Red Cross Society in 1960. The director general of health has also instructed to
stop using the sign, but its misuse continues. Doctors are supposed to use the multi-coloured
“Aesculpaian staff” symbol, drug manufacturers and pharmacists a green cross, while
hospitals a bold white “H” with blue background.
According to the Red Cross Society, misuse of the emblem will diminish its protective
value and thus destroy the delicate mechanism established by International Humanitarian
Law to ensure much needed humanitarian assistance to the victims of war. It also
diminishes the intrinsic value and the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Movement
and thus seriously hurt one of the most successful humanitarian movements of the
The emblem of the Red Cross is doubtless eye catching and useful in drawing attention
to the location of a nearby medical centre or hospital, recognizes the vehicle as
ambulance or a vehicle of medical department, clinics, health centres, but it is
an offence to use it.. Even if the Red Cross were to be placed on a coloured background
other than white, say blue or green, one runs the risk of a conviction of an offence
under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957.
So, any one not authorized should not use the emblem of the Red Cross (or any other
protected emblems and designations) or anything resembling it (them) in any livery,
signage, brochures, or advising material, vehicles, hospitals, clinics etc. in the
absence of appropriate approval. Overall, the deep rooted misconception the problem
has to be tackled in a long drawn out process of education of the public through
media, seminars, workshops and conferences etc.
Namsai water supply project ready
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Minister PHE Chowna Mein visited the 3MLD Namsai W/S project on
March 7 which is nearing completion. The project was sanctioned in 2005 -06 NLCPR.
Er.Tayum Tok Executive Engineer said that the department has test run the project
and in a few days time it will be made fully operational and the citizen of Namsai
will be provided with potable drinking water.
The Minister has appreciated the quality of work and hoped that it would benefit
and improve the overall health of the consumers. Minister further added that gravity
fed water supply schemes should be taken up wherever possible to avoid high O & M
cost of lift Water Supply.
BJP MM celebrates Women Day with enthusiasm
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha state unit celebrated
the 100th anniversary of International Women Day here at State BJP headquarters on
March 8 last. The Mahila Morcha also launched a signature campaign in protest against
the price rise.
Highlighting the role of women in the society and their contributions to nations’
growth, Tame Yam Natung, President, State BJP Mahila Morcha , recalled the commitment
of the BJP-led NDA to recognise women in the country.
Highlighting the plight of the women in the society she said women empowerment does
not lies in reservations alone and that participation of women in decision making
be given priority.
State BJP Vice President Padmeswari Jamoh who presided over the function recalled
the initiatives taken by the BJP for empowerment of women.
Wangman Lowangcha, State BJP Vice President, Sambu Siongju, District BJP President
West Kameng besides Women Panchayat leaders, GBs and SHG leaders spoke on the occasion.
Prog on Handmade Paper and Fibre Industries
Tawang, Mar 10: An Awareness Programme on Handmade Paper and Fibre Industries was
organized by the District Industry Centre, Tawang.
Chief Finance Officer, Ministry of Textiles M Sengupta updated the beneficiaries
about the utility of jutes in different sectors, and procedure of setting up of Small
The Deputy Director of Industries, Tawang, A. Bhattacharjee said that main purpose
of conducting the programme was to mould and motivate the rural educated unemployed
youth for taking up an eventual entrepreneurship skills in handmade paper and fibre
He further added that it was an initiative of the department to encourage youths
to take up self employment under the Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme.
Sponsored by the KVIC, Itanagar, 40 persons participated in the awareness programme
including some NGOs. (DIPR)
Mayi Liine unveiled
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The Mayi Liine installed in Nyorak village under West Siang district
to commemorate the declaration of Mayi group of Galo’s of Arunachal Pradesh, recognized
with their surname as either “Nyorak” or “Bame” or “Tasar” as Mayi was unveiled by
state Power and Tourism Minister Jarbom Gamlin on March six last amidst huge gathering
coinciding with the 3rd general conference of Mayi Ao Welfare Society (MAWS).
Tumke Bagra, secretary Power, who was the guest of honour released a book on the
genealogy of Mayi clan on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the power minister has responded to the single-point demand submitted
in the form of memorandum for early electrification of Nyorak and adjoining Pushi-Nyorak
villages. The conference concluded with passing of a resolution for protection and
preservation of the sanctity of the Mayi Liine, according to MAWS release.
Yangte circle gets 5 Farmer’ Clubs
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: NABARD sponsored 5 Farmers’ Club were inaugurated at Yangte circle
of Kurung Kumey district on March 4.
Altogether 165 Clubs members, Govt officials, gaon burahs, panchayat leaders and
general public participated in the inaugural function.
The NABARD will sponsor Awareness camp and orientation training programme, besides
other activities to enhance the skill of farmers, according to a National Youth
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The Upper Balijan Socio Economic Development Committee would organise
a mass social service at Bassarnallo on March 12 and 13.
An initiative of its president Ngurang Changriang, Parliamentary secretary - Industries
cum local MLA Nabam Ribia, Department of Water Resources (WRD), the mass social service
is being organized to protect the soil erosion in the adjoining villages, agricultural
land, Govt. middle school, Basernello and circle HQ Sangdupota from the Papum river.
Committee on Palin to submit report
ITANAGAR: The high powered committee headed by Education Minister Bosiram Siram to
investigate the Palin fire tragedy would submit its final report to the Chief Minister
On Feb ten, 14 small children were killed when their hostel caught fire. The Private
hostel had accommodated students of an Institution run by the Don Bosco.
UAEA cries foul
ITANAGAR: The Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers’ Association (UAEA) today demanded
that all heads of various working departments implement the CM’s order issued on
Feb 23 last to streamline the recruitment process and stop illegal appointments.
The union which came to the limelight for launching a series of agitation demanding
transparency in recruitment process and employment avenues for unemployed youths
of the state alleged in spite of CM’s order the UD department is encouraging illegal
appointments by giving extension to six AUOPs and thus depriving the candidates
in waiting list.
The UAEA also urged the telephone companies to recruit ever increasing unemployed
engineers as EEE, CSE, IT EC in their respective office.