People of Arunachal will decide who shall run the government: AAPSU
“State government’s silence worrying”
ITANAGAR Mar 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed deep concern
over threat issued by NSCN (K) against ministers and MLAs belonging to Tirap and
Changlang district to withdraw support to Dorjee Khandu led government. In a press
statement AAPSU President Takam Tatung has termed this act as a slap on the face
of people of Arunachal Pradesh.
“We respect the sentiment of Naga people and their long fight for dignity. But interfering
in the affairs of other state is something we do not expect from underground group
like NSCN (K). We have elected government and it is up to people of Arunachal to
decide who shall run the government,” said AAPSU President Takam Tatung. Further
he added, “MLAs and ministers of Tirap and Changlang are Arunachalee citizens and
they are voted to power by Arunachalee citizens of two districts. It’s unfair on
the part of UG group from outside state to dictate the political affairs of Arunachal.”
AAPSU has further questioned silence of state government in this whole matter. “It’s
amazing how state government is keeping silence over whole issue. Where has home
minister of state gone hiding? Is not it his duty to respond when integrity of state
is at stake at this hour. Deafening silence of home department will demoralize the
morale of ordinary citizen of state,” said AAPSU President.
Tatung also took exception to recent demand for Patkai autonomous council by some
human right group of Tirap. “Department of Tirap and Changlang (DoTC) has been created
for speedy development of these two districts. Every year funds are specially directed
to these two districts, whereas some other districts of state do not get enough funds.
But nothing has improved at ground. It is hard to understand why they are demanding
Patkai autonomous council after all this?” questioned Takam Tatung. AAPSU president
also urged for proper monitoring on how fund under DoTC are being used at ground
AAPSU President has also urged leaders of Tirap and Changlang to come clean of this
whole issue. “For sake of Tirap and Changlang, citizens of other districts have to
face so many troubles. Also major chunk of developmental fund goes to these districts.
Rest of Arunachalee wants leader of these two districts to come forward and explain
their stand of this whole threat issue,” stated Takam Tatung.
Further Tatung appealed to both faction of NSCN and army to respect dignity of ordinary
citizen of Tirap and Changlang. “Arunachalee citizens has nothing against NSCN groups
and their fight for Naga cause. But we appeal them not to harm interest of poor citizens
of Tirap and Changlang in their factional fights. Human right violation should not
be done by the UG group and army. Enough blood-shed has taken place and its time
they go for intellectual fight,” said Takam Tatung.
In a statement, students from Tirap and Changlang appealed to the politicians of
Arunachal Pradesh not take undue advantage of prevailing situation in the district
for personal gain of power and position.
Civil society alarmed at Tirap situation
NSCN (K) letter “inappropriate and malicious”
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Arunachal Citizens Rights, Nefa Indigenous Human Rights Organisation,
Human Rights Law Network, Women Power Connect, Arunachal chapter, Global Human Right
Organisation and Arunachal Indigenous Peoples’ Union in a joint statement has expressed
serious concern at the deteriorating law and order situation in Tirap district, and
failure of the governments to provide security to the life and property of the common
“A letter written purportedly by the President of GPRN/NSCN, S.S. Khaplang, directing
the Ministers and MLAs of Tirap and Changlang districts to withdraw support to Dorjee
Khandu government, seems inappropriate and malicious. In a democratic set-up, no
non-state actor should have the privilege to dictate the elected representatives”
the statement read.
It further expressed concern at the silence of the government on the matter which
is threatening the security of state and its people. People of Arunachal Pradesh
would be interested to know the real facts, it said. The organizations further urged
upon various political groups and state agencies to find an amicable solution to
any problem, which they might be having, through peaceful means and democratic spirit
without disturbing the ‘sleep and works’ of the people of Tirap and Changlang districts.
Tawang celebrates Lossar
Tawang, Mar 8: Lossar is being celebrated in Tawang district.
At Lumla, Parliamentary Secretary Forest and Environment Govt Kumar Waii inaugurated
the Lossar festival.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, Parliamentary Secretary Nabum Rebia and MLA Jambey
Tashi, DC Gamli Padu attended the day long function.
Greeting the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Lossar festival, chief
minister said that the Lossar festival should not be confined within Monpa Community.
He emphasized on celebrating Lossar festival in a broader way by involving all tribes
He appealed the educated youth to join hands in the developmental process and not
to create obstacle. He added that the state is marching ahead in every aspect of
development like rest of the country. Kumar Waii, in his address told the importance
and benefits of festivals in tribal community. It is an occasion of reunion of families
and relatives and also to show one’s hidden talent, he added.
Rebia, in his address appreciated the pace of development in the state under the
leadership of Khandu.
He emphasized on taping the natural resources particularly the Hydro power resources
available in the state.
Local MLA Jambey Tashi while welcoming the guest gave brief narration on Lossar
festival and its importance to the society. He also appreciated CM for bringing the
state in the path of development with the rest of the country.
Earlier, Nabum Rebia, laid the foundation of the new PWD Division at Lumla and Chief
Minister inaugurated the Sports Complex at Lumla.
A Monpa film, ‘Phamak Layo’ was also released on the occasion. (DIPRO)
Arunachal celebrate International Women’s Day
APSCW calls for gender budgeting in all depts
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Along with the rest of the world, the International Women’s Day
was celebrated across Arunachal Pradesh by various women organizations, political
parties and other civil societies today.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) in collaboration with the
Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Advisory Board (APSSWAB) and APWWS and with
support from the National Commission for Women has celebrated the International Women’s
Day in a grand manner at the Oju Welfare Association office premises.
Addressing a mammoth gathering of women on the occasion, the APSCW Chairperson Komoli
Mossang hoped that women would be able to look forward to an era of peace, progress
and prosperity. Mossang also called on the Government to initiate the gender budgeting
in every department for concerns and needs of the women. Earleir, the APSCW chairperson
paid her homage to pioneering women leaders of Arunachal Pradesh Late Padmashree
Omem Moyang Deori and Late Nyari Welly.
The Chairperson of APSSWAB Marina Nido speaking as the guest of honor called upon
the society to fight against social evils like alcoholism. Women should learn to
overcome their own weakness in order to work for wellbeing of the family and society
as a whole, she said.
Binny Yanga, the recipient of the Durga Bai Deshmukh Award for her contribution
towards uplift of the society, called upon the Government to ensure strict enforcement
of anti tobacco regulation including ban on chewing tobacco products. Binny Yanga
through a memorandum called upon the authorities of education and health departments
to ensure that the infrastructure made available by the Government is not only well
maintained but fully equipped too.
Gumri Ringu, President APWWS and former Chairperson APSSWAB and former member APSCW,
also organizer of the event, called upon the women of Arunachal Pradesh to stand
up for their rights. At the same time she urged the women not to misuse the sanctions
of the law.
The celebration brought under its banner women from all walks of life. The technical
session on Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 was presented by Mepung Tadar,
Vice Chairperson, APSCW and protection of Domestic Violence Act 2005 was presented
by Mamta Riba, Member Secretary APSCW. Tadar Yadir Member APSCW, Yater Nasi Member
APSCW, Lomte Riba, Former Member APSCW, Tokmem Pertin, Joint Director, SW&WCD Deptt.,
Nyapi Ringu, Deputy Director SW & WCD, Breeze Doye, Dy. Director RD, Samnem Lego,
under secretary Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. O Ering, Gynecologist. Dr. T. Kampu, Senior
Medical Officer were among the prominent ladies who graced the function.
Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee headed by its President, Yari Dulom and
the rank and file has observed the International Women Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan,
Addressing the gathering, APMCC President Yari Dulom, highlighted the aims and objects
of the Day and recalled the sacrifices made by Clara Zetkins, Rosa Luxembarg, Alexandra
Kollontai in founding the International Women's Day for upliftment of the women community
of the world in the year 1910.
APMCC Executive member Ayam Modi, APMCC Vice- President Niani Natung, APMCC General
Secretary,Yame Tok, DMCC Papumpare District President Techi Dumsap, CMCC President
Mai Modi, RGPRS, Itanagar Secretary Papu Hakom also spoke on the occasion and placed
their views regarding the achievements made by the women of the present day India
and hoped that the women of Arunachal Pradesh will also not lag behind in pursuing
All Arunachal Widows Association member Yajor Techi Lowang highlighted the grievances
of the widows, sons and daughters of Police personnel's, who died while in service.
She submitted a memorandum to APMCC President to look into their grievance like compassionate
During the day long celebration, the Mahilas unanimously placed their demands to
the concerned authority for establishment of separate Women's College of all discipline
including Technical Education in the State, separate Women's IRBN in the State and
also resolved to strengthen the motto of Sonia Gandhi for 33% Women's' Reservation
Bill in parliament.
The BJP State Mahila Morcha also celebrated the centenary celebration of International
Women’s Day at its state headquarters Conference Hall under the theme - shashakt
The state General Secretary, Dominic Tadar advised Mahila Morcha to reach out to
the various women groups in the rural areas and strengthen the party organization
and Women Self-Help Groups reaching beyond the party affiliations to bring awareness
and sensitize women folk on various development programmes and policies.
General Secretary and Party Spokesman Tai Tagak, in his address said that the society
needs to give and create good and safe environment for active participation of the
women and at the same time same spirit has to come from women themselves. Padmeswari
Jamoh and Kabak Yabii called upon women to come forward to work for their betterment
and collective team efforts even in the political platforms.
The President, State BJP Mahila Morcha Kenjum Pakkam has called upon the women to
come forward to party’s Leadership Training camps and strengthen women’s Organizations
at all levels.
The state Mahila Morcha is soon conducting a women leadership trainings Camps throughout
The Mahila Morcha State President also called upon all to actively cooperate in the
establishment of Nari Shakti Kendras (NSK) in all districts and work for the social
welfare and empowerment of women.
During the day the State BJP Mahila Morcha also honoured women social workers at
the grass root.
Daporijo: The women of Daporijo came together today in full force, in show of strength
to celebrate the 100 years of International Women’s Day by taking out a procession
around the town which culminated in a dance and song competition organized by IDEA,
Daporijo Unit and District ICDS Cell, Daporijo at the Sacred Heart School, Daporijo.
The celebration was graced by MLA Tapen Siga as Chief Guest and Yakap Lote ZPM as
guest of honour.
This is the day when women should take a pause to realize their strength and the
immense potential that they have to do anything if they put their heart and soul
to it, stated Tapen Siga while addressing the women present on the occasion of International
Women’s Day. He encouraged all to change their preconceived mindset about women,
starting with themselves, so that women would come forward and in turn the society
would progress and prosper.
Yakap Lote enjoined all women to be strong and take proper care of themselves and
their families. Citing her own example, she said that her generation of women were
given into child marriage and did not get a chance to gain proper education. This
should not deter any woman and education should be encouraged and practices like
child marriage should be done away with, she added.
SP A. Bitin, DD (ICDS) Dani Yami, Fr. Tomy CMF principal Sacred Heart School and
Sr. Rosemary IDEA coordinator also spoke on the occasion creating awareness on the
importance of the day. The colourful dance and song competition amongst the SHGs
in the Daporijo town was termed a success.
Ziro: The International women’s Day was Celebrated at Salaya village, under Ziro
Circle of Lower Subansiri district by District Integrated Child development Scheme
(ICDS) Cell in a befitting manner in collaboration with Home Society.
Deputy Director, ICDS, Ziro Jaya Jawal Singh, accompanied by CDPOs of Ziro-I,Yachuli,
Raga ICDS projects Hage Indira, Tasso Asha , Kina Taka and other field functionaries
and over 30 NGO members attended the function.
Awareness on domestic violence, child marriage, health and hygiene of adolescence
girls , exploitation of women, drug abuse and their legal and social remedies and
various welfare programmes and schemes launched by the government were discussed
Tezu: International Women’s Day was celebrated in Tezu with a procession from Jubilee
Ground, Tezu to the Conference Hall of the District Medical Officer, Tezu.
The Deputy Director, ICDS Geyum Amo along with her CDPOs conducted the peaceful procession.
Women from all walks of life participated sportingly. Simultaneous to the procession
an informal interactive session regarding women issues in Tezu in particular was
organized in the Conference Hall of the DMO.
Dr. P. K. Saikia, Superintendent District Medical congratulating all the women on
the day called for girl education and equal pay for both men and women.
DMO N Ninu on her speech emphasized on women health. She said that woman should be
really careful of thier health and remain updated on diseases like the STDs, breast
cancer etc. She announced that within a short span of time, she will conduct a health
awareness camp on breast cancer.
DD, ICDS highlighted about the Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
At Yingkiong, Upper Siang Women Welfare Society (USWWS) took out a procession in
the township to mark the International Women’s Day. Later a grand public meeting
was organized at the Multipurpose Community hall, Yingkiong.
Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Amang Libang, wife of MLA Alo Libang,
appreciated the initiatives taken by the Society for creating awareness and educating
the ignorant women regarding the importance of the day. She hoped that the day will
go a long way in educating and empowering the women for a better society.
USWWS secretary Oma Pertin stressed on the importance of women and child education.
She also elaborated the various aspect of life where women play a pivotal role and
appealed all to take good care of mother and child health and discourage polygamy,
Dr. Miti Jopir, through power point presentation elaborated on the domestic violence-its
causes and preventions. She said, abuses against women should be discouraged and
appealed all to take help of the designated officers, NGOs and media against violence.
She put emphasis on awareness on rights and duties of women and called upon the women
folk to go for marriage registration. Interaction session and cultural programme
were also held on the occasion.
The 36th Battalion, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the Tirap district celebrated
International Women’s day in a befitting manner.
Speaking on the occasion Sanant Kamal, Commandant 36 BN, CRPF exhorted the women
to come forward and work for weaker sections. Stressing the need of dissemination
of awareness on various issues like education and job oriented schemes, Kamal hailed
the wives of force members for leading a seamless affair in their home when men are
supposed to be deployed mostly in the terrain areas like Arunachal Pradesh. He also
gave away prizes to the participants in various cultural activities.
Apart from the lady wives of officers and jawans, the women folks of nearby locality
have also enthusiastically took part in various programme including musical competition,
art works and making of fake ornament using pop corn on the occasion.
Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) organised several women empowerment
programmes, rallies, street plays, cultural shows and competitions to mark the centenary
year of International Women’s Day on March 8 in collaboration with District ICDS
Cell Daporijo, Sacred Heart School Daporijo, Catholic Church Siyum and St. Claret
Mission Boasimla; and supported by KFB Austria. Thousands of people from rural villages
partook in the rallies and awareness programmes.
The massive women empowerment rally at Boasimla was inaugurated by the Chief guest
Kabak Papi, ASM Chair person, Gangte. Guchi Yak, ASM Ga and Puri Napar, GPM Boa Basti
were also present on the occasion.
Kabak Papi, thanked IDEA for the development and social transformation that has taken
place in the rural villages of Lower Subansiri District. He spotlighted the impact
visibility areas such as increase in adult literacy, savings, family unity, etc.
He further said that children are regular to the school, people are united and often
take up voluntary social work and reach out to one another in need. IDEA street theatre
team presented very thought provoking street plays, dances and awareness songs.
The Women’s Day program at Siyum was inaugurated by a peace rally followed by cultural
programmes and competitions. Fr. Anto SAC motivated the women to bring to light their
hidden qualities and inborn talents. He said that they are the back bone of the society.
Dr. Sr. Susmitha spoke on women’s health and child care. Sr. Francia teamed up hundreds
of IDEA SHG women and organised the competitions. SHG members put up colourful dances
and cultural items and at the end prizes were distributed. Shri Sanjit, IDEA Project
Coordinator enabled women’s active participation.
Efforts to streamline PDS in West Kameng
BOMDILA, Mar 8: West Kameng now seems to be treading on the just and humane path
with certain initiatives from the Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi to lessen the
woes of the consumers of PDS items who return empty handed even after braving the
climatic odds the whole day. The frustrations of the general consumers at times take
an ugly turn resulting in serious law and order problem.
With a total of 3349 card holders and a population of around 8500 in the district
headquarter, it virtually is a Herculean task to manage such an ocean of people and
issue rice and other PDS items from the lone headquarter Co-operative counter from
the allotment made which is short of what actually is required.
In order to manage from the limited quota allotted and to do away the inconvenience
of the general consumers and to facilitate drawl of ration as per the Ration card
quota, DC Tashi has ordered for clustered colony-wise issue of PDS items from the
Co-operative counter in a phased manner to be effective and operational from 18th
to 22nd of every month.
As the saying goes, it’s never too late, the zonal-wise distribution of the PDS items
in the district HQ would, hopefully, bring succor and respite to the common man.
Jan-Suvidha centre launched in Dibang Valley
ANINI, Mar 8: In an effort to provide faster public delivery service the Jan-Suvidha
Centre was officially launched in Dibang Valley district on February 22. Since then
the centre is providing mass needed service to the general public. Today people
need not wait for week to get official work done, it hardly takes an hour or two
with launching of the Centre.
Jan-Suvidha centre deals with the ST certificates, Inner Line Permit, Permanent
Residential Certificate(PRC), TRC, Identity Card etc.
DC Abu Tayeng, who took the initiative for opening of the Jan-Suvidha Centre lauded
Anini DIO Rajendra Prasad, DIA Tezu and all the NIC and CIC staff who worked hard
for timely completion of the Jan Suvidha project.
Meanwhile, a two-day software training programme on pay roll for the officials of
the account department was conducted on March 3 and 4 last. The Software will reduce
the paper work and also fasten the work of the account department. DIPRO
A small village celebrates IWD in style
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: International Women’s Day has been celebrated in a unique way in
a little known small village Changlopotum by inviting illiterate poor women, who
have the spirit to fight against poverty, unemployment, injustice and exploitations
as resources persons.
Action Aid Society Arunachal president S Teetu Yoka, while briefing the significance
of the day (IWD), described the act of bravery and the pivotal role played by Indian
women in development of the society. She spoke about various laws relating to women’s
The womenfolk, while sharing their personal experiences, said that most of our tribal
women are victimized in every walk of life as forced marriage, child marriage and
polygamy are still popular in tribal society. Parents have the final say in their
marriages. We are exchanged like commodities to up keep their family relationship.
Now, time has come to stop this evil practices and this should not be happened in
our children’s case, Lingdum Yage, one of group leaders, has said.
“We are victims because we dont know whom do we file a complaint. We dont have an
appropriate forum to redress our grievances.”
“I am illiterate and poor; but I dont think that illiteracy could be a bane to earn
livelihood unless we are dumb, special invitee Dayum Yarang said.
The group honoured Yarang for her courage and determination, who has been running
a vendor in daily market with the support of AASA's Livelihood Programme to feed
her five children and sick husband.
Earlier, hoisting the ceremonial flag, Yirkum Dene SHG shouted slogans like, “free
us from bondage of indiscrimination, inequality and injustice in the presence of
the village people.
Pasighat Forestry College celebrates 10th Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University,
Pasighat, celebrated its 10th Foundation Day on March 7. The celebration began with
the hoisting of college flag by Prof. V K Mishra, Dean of the college in the morning.
On the occasion, the Home Minister Tako Dabi along with some dignitaries visited
the college, enlightened himself about various activities and expressed his satisfaction
over the different programmes being carried out in the college.
Participating in the foundation day celebration at the college auditorium in the
evening as chief guest, Education Minister Bosiram Siram highlighted various developmental
works being undertaken in Pasighat and also expressed his satisfaction over the different
activities of the college, particularly the trainings being imparted to extension
officers of the line departments and farmers. He advised the students to equip themselves
with latest knowledge and skills to bring rapid socio-economic improvement in the
north east region. He lauded the performance of the students in Junior Research Fellowship
examination by securing 5th position at national level.
The guest of honour, Dr. Kabang Lego, Joint Director, Health Services, Pasighat,
advised the students to acquire good habits and take care of health. Prof. V. K.
Mishra narrated about the educational, research and extension activities of the college.
Among others, the faculty members, students and invitees participated in the celebration
which ended with presentation of cultural programmes by the students.
Dabi inaugurates school and bridges
PASIGHAT, Mar 8: Home Minister Tako Dabi accompanied by the national Chairperson
of All India Rajiv Gandhi Vichar Manch (AIRGVM) and its executives supervised the
execution of various developmental schemes in Nari-Koyu area.
Today at Nari, Lompo Prymary School was upgraded to Middle standard and formally
inaugurated by Dabi, who is currently on a whirlwind tour to his constituency.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest Dabi said developments starts at the village
level. He called upon the villagers to be sincere, knowledgeable and act like a responsible
citizens and establish a good relationship with local leaders and officers in their
respective areas. He said they should conduct various awareness campaigns and hold
free discussions time to time on educational developments, cleanliness and sanitation
drives, hygiene and plantation for a clean and green Arunachal.
While stressing on educational developments, the minister advised the students to
be disciplined and sincere in studies to make them knowledgeable. Only educated youths
could easily choose and run their livelihood at own choice, Dabi stated.
The Guest of Honour B.S Kumari in her speech said the main objective of the interactive
session was to take stock of various government developmental projects/schemes being
implemented in the district for the larger interest of the people. Taking privilege,
Kumari explained the mission and motives of AIRGVM and expressed her happiness over
the developments of Nari-Koyu constituency. She assured to extend her cooperation
and wholehearted supports to make Arunachal Pradesh a self-reliant state in the country.
Among others, the state president A.T. Kulo, Secretary H. Bam, ZP Chairperson Y.
Dabi, ZPM K Dabi also spoke.
Earlier on March 6 last, Dabi accompanied by Kumari and her executives supervised
the execution of Inter-State road from Laimekuri, Nari, Telam Rema camp (under NEC)
and inaugurated Kora Bridge and offered Ms B.S. Kumari to inaugurate Piche Bridge,
visited Mane to have a glimpse of various welfare projects being implemented.
On March 7, duo inspected the construction work of PMSY Road from Namey to Depi,
Pam and Potte village being executed by the RWD department, Nari Sub-Division.
Forum questions political dictation
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Ex AAPSU Forum today joined various political parties in the state
in condemning the political dictation issued to Ministers and MLAs of Tirap and Changlang
by NSCN (K) to withdraw support from Dorjee Khandu Government.
“We the people of Arunachal Pradesh will not tolerate such kind of dictate as we
have nothing to do with Naga socio-political demand or conflict with Government of
India”, the Forum said in a release. We will not allow any outside elements to interfere
into the internal governance and administrative affairs of a democratically elected
Government by any divisive forces, it said adding that the age old Naga political
problem is mainly with Government of India and solution also lies in between Government
of India and Naga people. Hence, the peace loving people and state of Arunachal should
not be dragged unnecessarily into such complex issues, the Forum said, and cautioned
the Naga outfit to refrain from making such provocative political dictation. It also
demanded un-conditional public apology and withdrawal of the dictation by SS Khaplang
before March 10.
Meanwhile, the Forum suggested the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister to relieve off
the port-folios being held by the MLAs Tirap and Changlang as their patriotic integrity
is under big question mark due to their alleged nexus with NSCN (IM) and Khaplang
until they prove themselves and come clear.
It cautioned MLAs of both the districts in particular and people in general not to
encourage such un-wanted elements to grow their evil roots inside the soil of Arunachal
Meanwhile, the Forum demanded the Khandu Government to recommend for CBI probe into
the allegation made by NSCN(K) that Khandu Government had a nexus with NSCN(IM).
RGVM — a platform to fulfill Rajiv Gandhi’s dream and vision
PASIGHAT, Mar 8: All India Rajiv Gandhi Vichar Manch (AIRGVM) yesterday conducted
a public meeting at Tukka Dabi Hall, Namey under Nari Sub-Division in presence of
state Home Minister Tako Dabi and national chairperson of the Manch, B S Kumari,
grand-daughter of former Prime Minister late P.V. Narashima Rao.
Addressing the gathering, Dabi said fulfillment of basic needs and civic amenities
like road connectivity, water supply, electricity, health care, educational institution
in rural areas are the real developments of Arunachal Pradesh.
Paying homage to the former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi, the minister said
Rajiv Gandhi was the founder of modern India who had a vision and dreams to uplift
the entire nation towards a better future with rural infrastructural developments.
“I incessantly inspired the youth to actively participate in the state building with
the best possible educational facilities, by the means of which they can develop
our state as a beautiful, powerful, determined, and bountiful & technically advanced
state in the nation”, said the Home Minister on the occasion.
Dabi highly appreciated the efforts of Kumari and stated that the ‘Manch’ is a unique
platform to meet, think and act intellectually and working for establishment of effective
and transparent governments in the country. Intellectuals should join with common
mission of restructuring our public administrative system, he appealed.
In her speech, the Guest of Honour Kumari informed that the RGVM was formed to keep
forward the mumble thoughts and revolutionary thinking of our great inspiring leader
and former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna – late Rajiv Gandhi, who wanted to make
India as super power on the world map. The RGVM trains citizens and help to utilize
RTI etc and in fighting every individuals problem sincerely in the society.
She urged all to come forward and contribute towards the prosperity of our motherland
and help significantly in fulfilling incomplete dreams of Rajiv Gandhi. Kumari also
inspected various schemes and projects of Nari-Koyu constituency during her tour.
NES mourns Takar’s death
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) expresses its deepest sorrow and
heartfelt condolence over the demise of Yowa Takar, one of the prominent figures
in Nyishi Community.
Yowa who served the State in various capacities passed away at his Model village,
Naharlagun residence on Sunday afternoon following a prolonged illness.
“His demise is not only an irreparable loss to his family or Nyishi community alone
but the vacuum created with his departure will be felt by the State. The departed
soul would always be remembered for his simplicity, honesty and dedication towards
his works”, it said.
The NES pray to the almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and to bestow
enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.
Late Takar was born on 1st March 1946 and was among the first officers in the Nyishi
community. Takar is survived by his two wives, three sons and four daughters.
All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) expressed deep shock at the untimely
demise of former Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner Yowa Takar.
Recalling the contributions of Takar, the union said, late Takar was an efficient
administrator who dedicated his whole life for the cause of the state, particularly
the Papum Pare district.
The members conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for
eternal peace of the departed soul.
Mega eye camp inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Local MLA Alo Libang has inaugurated a four-day mega eye camp at
District Hospital, Yingkiong today in presence of huge gathering including Upper
Siang Deputy Commissioner Pawan Kr Sain, all heads of departments. The mega eye camp
is being organized by the Upper Siang District Blindness Control Society in collaboration
with Society for Health, Education and Rural Upliftment (SHERU).
Dr. K. Darang, Sr Eye Specialist with his team of staffs from State Hospital, Naharlagun
and CHC Boleng is attending the eye Camp.
In his inaugural address, the local MLA praised Pawan Kr Sain for his initiatives
in improvement of health sector and also lauded the activities of Upper Siang District
Blindness Control Society and Society for Health, Education and Rural Upliftment
(SHERU). He announced Rs 1 lakh from his MLALAD for the proposed ‘Special De-worming
Programme for Children” in Upper Siang.
Dr Kaling Dai, DMO advised the public to avail the services of the specialist doctors
and announced to launch a “Special De-worming Programme for Children” in Upper Siang,
according to an official release.
SDP on Cane and Bamboo furniture and handicraft
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: NABARD regional office, Itanagar sponsored 42 days Skill Development
Programme (SDP) on Cane and Bamboo in four locations under Mengio Circle at Kamrung,
Arung, Paga and Sakiang concluded successfully on March' 5 last.
While speaking at the valedictory function as Chief Guest ASM Chairperson Tarh Yaki
Gollo, appreciated the services provided by NN Charitable Society (NNCS) and NABARD.
She assured to provide 30 numbers of CGI sheet for construction of shed.
ASM Sakiang Panchayat Chukhu Nikia urged the NNCS to provide proper marketing facility
so that the local artisans could get their remuneration and added that the SDP training
programme has increased the innovative skills of the local artisans.
APRB Yazali Branch, Branch Manager Anup Paul highlighted about various grants available
with the banks for interested artisans and suggested the trainees to establish their
own unit after availing the training programme.
The official further said that interested artisans who could set up their own unit
will be provided Artisan Credit Loan (ACC) and urged the beneficiary to return the
borrowed amount timely so that the banks may be able to grant further loans to other
The valedictory function was attended by officials from NABARD Regional Office Itanagar,
GBs, PRI leaders, youths, intellectuals, officers and officials from line departments
and general public of the area.
Beside this, NN Charitable Society has also conducted another 30 days SDP programme
on Broom making and its plantation at Pistana. On the valedictory function on March
6, Circle Officer Pistana circle appreciated the NNCS for providing such innovative
training to the local artisans of the area. The Circle Officer expressed hope that
training programme would improve the quality brooms cultivation in the area.
GBPIHED bags SCHOLL Research Awards
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, North
East Unit, Itanagar had bagged two “SCHOLL Research Challenge 2010 Awards”. The awards
were given to two case studies/projects of the Institute for high caliber action
research in development and governance that have potential for demonstrated impact
on policy or society at large. The case studies are: “Biodiversity conservation
through community based natural resource management in Arunachal Pradesh” in the
category ‘Sustainable Development and Preservation of the Ecosystem’ and “Technology
backstopping: a key to agricultural and entrepreneurship development in North East-East
India” in the category ‘Technology for Development’.
Dr Prasanna K. Samal, Scientist incharge of the Institute and also Principal Investigator
of both the projects/case studies informed that out of the six categories – (1) Good
Governance, (2) Sustainable Development and Preserving Ecosystem, (3) Livelihood
and Enterprise Promotion, (4) Macro and Micro Economic Growth and Management, (5)
Education and Human Resource Development and (6) Technology Development and Innovative
Solutions), the Institute has bagged two awards for two of its nominations mentioned
above. The SCHOLL Research Challenge Awards are given by National Foundation for
India and North East Development Foundation being sponsored by IDRC, Canada.
Propsal for school for special children
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) has proposed
to open a school for mentally retarded and physically handicapped children at the
allotted plot of land at Papunallah, Naharlagun.
The society which met today to review the functioning of AAPHWS, decided to evict
all encroachers from the allotted plot with the help of district administration to
start construction of the school building. The meeting further decided to take up
all pending issues with government such as job reservation, pensions for the disabled,
free education for children of disable, construction of a colony for the handicapped
at Karasinga etc.
Membership drive to register all disabled and underprivileged people in the state
would also be carried out and identity cards would be provided to the members to
avail the benefits provided by the Government and the society itself.
Union demands arrest
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The students of RGU belonging to Tirap and Changlang have called
for early arrest of those involved in the murder of Chukam Khimahun, BA Final Year
student of DNGC, Itanagar.
“We are concerned and dismayed to know that the culprits have not been arrested so
far”, the Union said and called that the culprit be arrested immediately without
any further delay.
Army repatriates youth to Pak troops in Poonch
Jammu, Mar 8: The Army troops today repatriated youth to Pakistani Army, who inadvertently
crossed over to this side of the border from a forward outpost along Line of Control
in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
‘’A youth identified as Neera Ali, who was arrested few days ago by the Army in Dheri
area of Mendhar tehsil was repatriated to the Pakistan at a flag meeting at Tatapaani,’’
official sources here said.
They said the senior officers of both India and Pakistan side were present at the
meet. ‘’The Army also presented some gifts and eatables while he was repatriated
to Pakistani troops,’’ they added.
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Techi Kumar has been appointed as Vice President (Hq) of All Arunachal
Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union.
AR provides solar lamps
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: A total of 20 solar light units have been installed in four villages
of Tirap district by 19 Assam Rifles recently.
Five solar lights in each villages viz. Noglo, Wakka, Hunkan and Kheti have been
provided by Assam Rifles under its Military Civic Action Programme.
The solar lights were installed after the villagers requested Colonel Naveen, Vir
Chakra Commandant, 19 Assam Rifles for providing assistance since the area was badly
affected by erratic power supply.
Meanwhile, the villagers expressed their gratitude to the unit for responding promptly
to their request to provide the lights.
‘Allegations baseless and misleading’
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: United Leil Tara Youth Foundation (ULTYF) said that it has conducted
an enquiry into the allegations leveled against Er T K Tara by Chandranagar Welfare
Committee president and Bem Welfare Society. After thorough enquiry, the foundation
claimed, it has found that allegations and accusation were totally false, baseless,
misleading and in order to defame the hard earned reputation of the engineer.
While condemning the Bem Welfare Society for allegedly ‘indulging and misusing their
Society’s banner’, the Foundation said that it would not tolerate any attempt to
tarnish the image of any one of their member without valid reason.
Naga reconciliation process a stalemate: Forum
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Forum for Naga Reconciliation, in a statement has said that “It
is prudent on the part of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation to honestly inform the
Naga public that the Naga reconciliation process has slowed down and a stalemate
has been reached.
It called upon all Nagas wherever they are to openly come out and express their demand
for the Highest level Reconciliation meeting of the top leaders and implored the
signatories of the COR to respect past agreements to resolve all outstanding issues
and differences through non-violence, respect and love; and encourages the Highest
level Reconciliation meeting to convene without delay so that the reconciliation
process can advance towards it rational end.
1. In our yesterday issue, the name of Tok Buttum, General Secretary, Bazaar Welfare
Committee, Naharlagun was wrongly published as Tok ‘Buttung’. The error is regretted.
2. The second phase of pen and tool down strike by APSSACEA, which began on March
8, will continue till March 12, but not for two days (i.e. March 8 to 9) as wrongly
mentioned in our yesterday’s issue.
The people of Upper Subansiri district are facing lot of obstacles because of poor
mobile communication. This is due to weak performance of the BSNL Authorities, as
they are not paying proper attention to the problems.
Puchi-geko and Dumporijo areas are facing lot of harassment due to non-functioning
of the BSNL towers. But areas like Sippi and Lida are facilitated with sufficient
People purchase mobile phones which has ended up as toys for kids.
Fire and Medical emergency and other official works are affected because of bad connectivity.
I appeal to the BSNL to take a serious and swift action to redress the problem.
DNGC (on email)
Morning tea and Traffic woes
Each and every sip of morning tea reminds citizens, especially the students and the
service holders about the prevailing traffic situation and the woes that they would
face while on their way to work and institutions.
The ongoing work on the NH 52 of capital complex road has disrupted and caused massive
inconvenience to the people of capital complex especially at peak hour when Board
examination for secondary and higher secondary is on. This rush hour causes delay
and could even cause road accidents if proper steps are not taken. Perhaps the construction
work could be continued during night hours when the traffic is thin and even at day
during government holidays.
Moreover, the road construction work carried out could be declared temporary. It
is obvious that during summer when rain falls, the rain water will be accumulated
on the road. The drains on both side of the roads will be jam packed, blocked and
in dilapidated state as it is always, resulting in road cracks and potholes, unless
the concerned department concentrate on drain maintenance.
Therefore, it is my earnest appeal to the concerned departments of Traffic as well
as the construction department to take serious measures about the prevailing condition
for the convenience and betterment of the public.
We need restoration of our rights
I refer to your news "Ering visits Vijoynagar, assures to take up Yobin ST issue"
on 6 March.
First of all I am very glad that MP of our constituency made effort to visit us.
Along with that he has announced development programs as well.
But what frustrates me is his response that he'll take the matter to the Parliament.
This kind of promise is nothing new to us. Instead he should have done something
prior to his visit.
We are not seeking for PRC. We need restoration of our right ST status.
Not at the cost of mithuns
“We need to save and preserve mithuns”. One can hear these words from almost every
Arunachalee, but it is easier said than done.
In a single year, we can see hundreds of mithuns being sacrificed for family rituals,
marriages and festivals in Arunachal Pradesh.
Now one may say that,"it is our culture and tradition to do so. "well, I do agree
that it is our culture and tradition which we have inherited from our forefathers
to sacrifice mithuns in rituals, marriages and festivals from time immemorial. We
must preserve our culture and tradition , but not at the cost of extinction of mithuns.
Its time for us to cooperate with each other towards preservation of mithuns. Else,
a day may come when our great grand children will find mithuns only in books and
documentaries just like we do of dinosaurs today, if proper initiatives are not taken
to save and preserve mithuns with time remaining.
It was always an open secret that individual MLA/MP were using the services of insurgent
groups from time to time. The day is not long when the whole Arunachal will come
under their total control. With Centre and State turning a blind eye to the crisis,
Arunachal is doomed.
Who will listen to us?
It is shocking to see the directive letters written by NSCN K published in your esteemed
daily. It is more interesting to see the reactions of Political parties in the state.
I would like to inform the CM and other political parties that such warning letters
are common phenomenon in this two district.
It is commonly given to the officers and official working in the Tirap & Changlang
District. Such letters are not new for us. For them, it may be very important because
it is address to the CM, there is a question of life and security of the legislator
and more importantly the power. But for us who cares because our life is not important
for the politicians. There is no need to create hue and cry for one letter. Here
we are not only getting such letters frequently, we have been asked to provide food
and shelter in our already congested government quarter. Our salary is being deducted
for them which have resulted in insufficiency to feed our family. We don’t have extra
money like DOTC to give some share to them. For them, personal security will protect
but for us, we are only in mercy of god. But life is still going on although it
has become hell.
Instead of being worried about our legislators do something to bring permanent solution
for officers and officials working in these district and for lasting peace in the
region for general public.
‘Every cloud has silver lining’
I would like to add few lines about the views of Zilpha Modi and Koj Jamu expressed
in Readers Forum on February 22.
Both the writers have highlighted the plights of unemployed youths and prevailing
corruptions in various departments in a very easy-to-understand manner. Like every
sane citizen, they are also worried about the practices of the corrupt politicians
and officials who are doubling the size of their bank balance everyday through illegal
You would not find morality, honesty in them. Their first and foremost aim is to
accumulate properties by any means. They are the real enemy of the state.
However, “every cloud has a silver lining.”
The crack down initiated by police against illegal appointments deserves appreciations
from all quarters. The firm step taken by various student organizations, including
AAPSU, ALSU, AdiSU, GSU against corruptions by our so called leaders have brought
hopes to the hapless one. It would be great to see if all such organizations work
from same platform in united manner to fight against such illegal appointments and
corruptions. If succeed, it would be matter of great relief to all those who have
been running from pillar to post to land a job.
JN College, Pasighat
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