ITANAGAR Mar 17: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today advocated for generating human resources
through quality education in order to pave way for the youths for gainful employment.
The Chief Minister appreciated the Church institutions for supplementing towards
human resource development.
He was speaking as chief guest on the inaugural ceremony of the Bishop house here
near Pappu Nalah this afternoon. Tuki threw light on his government’s recent initiative
for adopting PPP mode in order to mitigate the gap of infrastructure, improvement
of social sectors and getting private investments to improve the livelihood of the
people. The CM emphasized for outsourcing schools and colleges through PPP mode to
NGOs and organizations, those who have proved running such institutions successfully
“My dream is to bring the standard of development that I have witnessed in my recent
visit to Canada for my state and for this I appeal my fellow citizens to join hands
and work in unison with missionary zeal”, Tuki asserted while sharing his experience
of Toronto and Ottawa visit. “I know it is a Herculean task but not impossible.
Together we can do it”, Tuki emphatically said.
Applauding the role of Christian Missionaries in improving the education scenario
of the state by opening numerous education institutions, bettering the health services,
instilling discipline among the tribal societies, the Chief Minister hinted at providing
Government aid to such noble causes. The CM also appreciated the Christian Missionaries
for their yeomen service rendered to the people of this state in the social and spiritual
Later, the chief minister announced to enhance the grant provided to the religious
institutions that are providing noble services to the mankind, particularly to the
people of the state.
While congratulating the Christian community for getting a new Bishop house, the
chief minister appealed them to maintain the age-old communal and religious harmony
in the state. He also urged the Bishop house to act as messiah for spreading love
and brotherhood amongst all sentient being through their noble and yeomen deeds.
Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy appreciated the Christian community for bringing
awareness and instilling the knowledge of sin and virtue among the people of Arunachal
Pradesh. Besides the health and education sectors, the missionaries have brought
a revolution in social sector too in the state, Sanjoy claimed. He commended the
quality education imparted to the students in missionary schools and the health services
provided in their hospitals.
Endorsing the recent initiative of the Tuki Government for adopting PPP mode for
a sustainable development of the state, the MP requested the state government to
avail services of successful NGOs and Missionaries for outsourcing the Education
and Health Sectors as they have already proved their capability in those spheres.
Rt. Rev Dr. John Thomas Kattrukudiyil, the Bishop of Itanagar Diocese, Father Jacob
Mattathilany, Vicar General of Diocese and Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil spoke
on the occasion, among others.
Tuki was accompanied by Health Minister Atum Welly, Parliamentary Secretary Health
Nido Pavitra, host of Rev Bishops from all over the Northeast and Fathers, Brothers
and sisters of Christian Missionaries during the occasion.
Meanwhile, on way back to Itanagar, Tuki inaugurated a newly constructed 3 star
hotel Todo at B Sector here. A grand reception and a cultural programme were other
highlight of the programme.
Nurses on stir, threatens mass agitation
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: Mass agitation in the form of tool down or mass leave is looming
large as nurses across the state are gearing up for next level of fight against state
government for its alleged failure to release allowances as per the 6th CPC. Since
the 14th of this month nurses under the banner of Trained Nurses Association of India
(TNAI), Arunachal unit is protesting against state government by wearing black badges
to register their grievances. The 8 days protest will end on 21st of this month.
Nurses from all categories including ANM, GNM, and LHV are participating in the protest.
The representatives of the nurse had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki on February 22 seeking his attention to redress their grievances. But till today
they have not heard anything from chief minister’s office in this regard. “We have
been trying our best to meet chief minister and tell our grievances. However till
today we have not got chance to meet him. We are claiming our rights and are not
asking anything in free,” told an agitating nurse. She further added, “Till now we
are only protesting by wearing black badges. However if state government keeps on
neglecting us, we will be forced to go for bigger agitation in the form of mass leave
or tool down strike. That will severely affect government medical across the state.
We don’t want to create problem for the people of Arunachal but we cannot bear the
ill treatment meted out to us by the authorities.”
ANYA appeals Govt
for school infrastructure
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: Annoyed with the lackadaisical attitude of the Govt towards infrastructure
development of Govt Primary School, Dikrong Colony, Nirjuli, All Nyishi Youth Association
(ANYA) once again appealed to the state Govt to look into the basic problems of the
school at the earliest. The school, established as community school in 2004, was
upgraded as Govt primary school in 2007. Though the school is within the Capital
Complex, it has been running without necessary school infrastructure, like desk,
bench, chair and table etc. since last couple of years, the association said.
Expressing displeasure over Govt’s inaction to provide the school items despite repeated
pleas, ANYA wondered what would be the fate of schools in remotest areas, when a
seven years old primary school in the state capital still lying in such pathetic
Arunachal team leaves for Mizoram
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The 129-member Arunachal Pradesh team left here today evening for
Aizawl, Mizoram for participating in the 26th North Games beginning from March 20
The state would participate in 9 sports disciplines, namely Athletics, Football,
Badminton, Weightlifting, Taekwondo, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo and Table Tennis. East
Kameng district sports officer (DSO) Karbia Dodum is the Chef-De- Mission.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Olympics Association (AOA), extended its best wishes to all
the players participating the North Games. He hoped that the sports persons of the
state would show a better performance this year and bring laurels to the state by
AOA Secretary General G Doke, meanwhile, urged the State Planning Commission to allocate
adequate fund for Sports sector in the forth-coming budget. He said that inadequate
fund allocation to this sector has hampered in taking up various developmental activities
for growth of the sports sector.
He also urged the state government to implement the 10 per cent reservation for sports
persons in government job, especially in Police department as announced by the Chief
Minister in January.
Sensei Tara awarded Black Belt 5th Dan
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: World Karate Federation (WKF) headquartered in Spain has awarded
Sensei Likha Tara, president of Arunachal Karate Association, the grade of Black
Belt 5th Dan.
The award is in recognition of Tara’s dedication to Karate, passing on his knowledge
to others and his outstanding contributions towards development of the sport in Arunachal
Pradesh in the last 24 years.
Tara, who has been working with utmost dedication and sincerity for development of
the sport in Arunachal Pradesh since 1987, continues to increase his knowledge of
karate and to teach a growing number of students. Since becoming the president of
AKA, Tara has taken greatest pleasure in helping to realize the dreams of many students
in achieving their own Black Belt and many of whom have gone on to assist yet more
students. It is worth mentioning here that many karate players of the state have
already landed government jobs, especially in state police, army and paramilitary
Meanwhile, AKA general secretary L Marik and other executive members of the association
highly praised the achievement of Tara. They hoped that his achievement would encourage
the entire karate family of Arunachal Pradesh to work with more dedication for further
development of the sport in the state.
Winkrock and YUVA provide livelihood to villagers
TAWANG, Mar 17: The Winrock International India and YUVA Arunachal conducted an eight
days survey and awareness campaign on mushroom cultivation and horticulture in various
remote villages of Tawang district recently.
Addressing a gathering at Yusum village, YUVA president Chombay Kee informed the
villagers about the need of mushroom and horticulture development in the district
for self-employment. The organizations will provide all the necessary training and
technical know-how on mushroom and horticultural projects, he said and called upon
the villagers to grab the opportunity for self-sufficient.
The survey team included Chombay, Winrock programme officers Monalisa Sen and K
Jayahari. The team members also constituted committee a committe in each village
for effective functioning of both mushroom and horticulture projects being sponsored
by ICICI bank and NABARD.
With the implementation of these projects, the NGOs endeavor to provide livelihood,
create aforestation, encourage farming and increase employment opportunities in villages.
Under the ICICI Bank sponsored project, mushroom cultivation centre will be created
at villages like Shogtsen, Muchut, Lhou, Gortsam, Sakpret, Ungkhar-Bumteng and Shernup.
While NABARD sponsored Horticulture project will be implemented to exploit barren
lands of Gispu, Krillam, Pamkhar, Yusum, Yubu, Paikhar, Daramkhang, Bomja, Sharnup
Rs 1.20 lakh would be sanctioned against each centre for construction of mushroom
shelter and there will be additional amount of Rs 45,000 for labour wages. Training
and implementation of the schemes are being taken up by Winrock and YUVA across all
‘Desecration of Mahatma, D. Ering statues a big insult to nation’
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: Lok Sabha general secretary (admin.) for Eastern Parliament, Arunachal
Pradesh Okom Tamuk has demanded the Ministry of Home Affairs and the State Government
to initiate action against the culprits involved in the desecration of statues of
Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Daying Ering under Prevention of Insult to National Honour
“It is a big insult to the entire nation,” the Youth Congress leader said while demanding
the state government to punish the culprits under the Act. He also urged the state
government to depute a team to Pasighat to investigate the matter thoroughly.
While demanding the police and district administration to be impartial in conducting
the investigation, he appealed to one and all, especially Bogong Banggo and Bosing
Banggo people to cooperate with the district administration and police to nab the
The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 is a law prohibiting desecration
of or insult to the country's national symbols, including the flag, constitution,
Teachers urged to impart quality education
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The Director of Elementary Education (DEE) Bodong Yirang sought
full commitment from the teaching community to discharge their duty.
Attending a mass meeting at Mebo, Yirang reminded that any negligence towards their
duty can spoil our future generation, which he said, is not less than a sin. He advised
them to impart quality education to the students for their bright future, according
to Social Welfare Intellectual Movements (SWIMs) release.
Taking up the issue of posting senior teachers (STs) at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Borguli,
DDSE T Taloh urged the higher authorities to look into the matter.
SWIMs informed that it had convened a meeting on March 3 at GHSS Borguli to discuss
various problems of the school, including insufficient teaching staff, non-completion
of courses due to shortage of teachers etc in which DDSE, District Co-ordinators,
ADEOs, teaching staff and public attended.
The members of SWIMs, Mebo while lauding the DEE’s initiative for quality education
in the schools of his home circle, urged him to take up the matter of posting of
senior teachers with the competent authority.
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: Expressing concern over the rampant use of tobacco products in
the state, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has decided to conduct
its 2nd phase anti-tobacco rally cum awareness campaign in all the districts from
March 28. The campaign, which will begin at Papum Pare district will continue up
to April 15.
Org demands action
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: All Kurung Kumey District Youth Organization (AKKDYO) today demanded
stern action against the main accused in the Rs 2.50 crore forgery scam. The organization
also blamed the Kurung Kurung Deputy Commissioner for this scam at district arts
and culture department. Organization stated that the DC should be held morally responsible
for the scam and should be recalled from the district.
Give chance to locals: PMDSL
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The People Movement of Dibang, Siang and Lohit (PMDSL) expressed
their displeasure over tender work being carried out by the people of other district
in West Siang, East Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Upper Dibang Valley,
Lohit and Anjaw districts.
It said that such activity affects the livelihood of the local residence of respective
district and any supply and construction work within the above mention district should
be awarded to qualified local people of the respective district.
It appealed to the Arunachal Pradesh Contractor Association (APCA) and other related
organizations to take up measures on the issue.
Training for dairy farmers
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: West Kameng district Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) organized a three
days training programme cum demonstration on “Commercial Dairy Farming” at Dirang
from March 14-16. Altogether 25 trainees attended the NABARD sponsored programme.
Senior officers from State animal husbandry and veterinary department, subject matter
specialists from KVK Dirang and Senior Scientist from National Yak Research Centre,
Dirang NRC- Y imparted training and highlighted various aspects of Dairy farming.
KVK programme coordinator Dr. N D Singh also threw light on the significance of “commercial
Dairy farming” for socio-economic development of the area.
Among others, Research Centre Director Incharge cum Principal Scientist Dr. P Chakraborty,
Dy. Director, Regional Sheep Breeding Farm, Sangti, Dr. R Perme and Dirang Anchal
Chairperson Tsering Tashi were present in the programme.
Fuel tanker turns turtle
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: In a freak incident, a tanker carrying highly inflammable liquid
fuel tuned turtle near Hotel Punjabi Dhaba along the NH-52 A road at around 6 am
today. The truck skidded off the road when it was moving fast towards Ganga. Brake
failure is reported to be the cause of accident.
It was a sheer providence that nobody sustained injuries. However, the accident resulted
in leakage of many gallons of oil which spilled over the road.