March 24

Governor takes up the cause of Arunachal at International forum

ITANAGAR, Mar 23:  Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J J Singh delivered the keynote address in a workshop themed ‘Connecting India to ASIAN: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Northeast, at Singapore on March 20. The workshop was organized by the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at National University of Singapore and presided over by Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, Chairman ISAS.

The Governor, who has been emphasizing on a more meaningful ‘Look East’ policy, highlighted the various opportunities offered by the region.

Taking up the cause of the State at international forum, the Governor elaborately spoke on the hydropower potential of Arunachal Pradesh, trade and commerce through border trade, tourism especially religious tourism.

India’s ‘Look East’ policy through Northeast in terms geopolitical and ground realities, connectivity, northeast tourism and prospects of trade and development were discussed in details. This is the second ISAS event focusing on the North East India region.

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute within the National University of Singapore (NUS) which was established in July 2004. The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to the study of contemporary South Asia. It generates knowledge and insights about South Asia and disseminates them in a manner that is useful to policy-makers, the business community, academia, and civil society. The Governor, who is on a five-day tour to Singapore, visited the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore to study the technical vocational training pattern in Singapore on 22nd March. He opined that the same can be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh for the benefit of youth.

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, which is being established as a post-secondary education institution under the Ministry of Education aims to create opportunities for school leavers and adult learners to acquire skills, knowledge and values for employability and lifelong learning in a global economy. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards to enhance Singapore's workforce competitiveness.



BJP chalks out vision document for NE

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The 2 days State Executive Meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh concluded at Naharlagun yesterday. Large number of party leaders including Organizational In-charge, BJP NE States P. Chandrasekhar Rao, state BJP president Tai Tagak, National General  secretary and former MP Tapir Gao and BJP Central In-charge, Meghalaya state  and former MP Kiren Rijiju, party MLAs, executives, chiefs of frontal wings and district BJP presidents were present in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, P. Chandrasekhar Rao called upon the party workers and leaders to work hard as the state is going for Panchayati Raj elections followed by Lok Sabha elections and the state Vidhan Sabha elections.

The BJP has conducted a study on ground level situation in the NE states and prepared a vision document for long term development of NE states. State-wise vision documents  for all north eastern states also being worked out  by the experts in various fields,   said Rao. He further disclosed that the party is very soon establishing an independent “North East Policy Institute (NEPI)” at Guwahati which would facilitate research and documentation and trainings on   the appropriate policy making  and preparation of state specific development action plans for the NE states.  The BJP would carry out its activities on the basis these policy  documents to address  the grass root level problems that the NE states are confronting with, he said.

Speaking on the current political situation and security scenario of Arunachal Pradesh, former Lok Sabha MP Kiren Rijiju expressed serious concern over the increasing incidents of crimes which go mostly unreported and even if the complaints of the common people  got registered no proper enquiry and investigation are taking place and thereby justice deprived, Rijiju said, according to a party release.  “In such a situation, most of the victims are facing life threats from the anti-social elements.” The government has the primary responsibility to ensure wellbeing,  safety and security of its citizens and provide essential facilities  in the sectors like  health care, quality education, employment opportunity, he said.

Tapir Gao spoke on the ideological journey of BJP and its commitment and prospect. He called upon the party leaders and workers to follow the foot prints of the party ideologues and strengthen the party’s commitment of nation first and self last. He emphasized the need of discipline and hard working in the party leaders and workers and called upon to reach out to the people. He said the BJP led NDA is soon coming back to power at the centre and it is committed to give responsive and good governance.

Tai Tagak in his presidential address while highlighting the current organizational set up  lauded the party workers and leaders  for their untiring efforts  to strengthen  the party in the state. He also called for maintaining the party discipline, team efforts. He said BJP is not a mere political party,  but it is a movement based on principles and  ideology aiming at social change and national reconstruction.

The state BJP president also expressed his happiness over the decision of holding the state Panchayat Raj elections in time as per schedule.

Among others, state General Secretary Dominic Tadar, outgoing state BJP president Dr. Tangor Tapak (MLA), Leader of the state BJP Legislature, Tamiyo Taga (MLA) also spoke on the occasion.

 The State Executive minutely reviewed the organizational positions and current political situations both in the state and at the Centre which are changing fast, with the countrymen burning under the uncontrolled spiraling prices rise which have largely affected the day to day life of the Common man (Aam Admi). Earlier the District BJP Presidents presented their respective District organization report, party programmes and district specific local problems.



Glaucoma awareness meeting held

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The Department of Ophthalmology, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun in collaboration with State Blindness Control Society conducted Glaucoma Awareness meeting at Arunachal State Hospital on Saturday. Resource person, Dr. Lobsang Tsetim, Consultant Ophthalmologist, RK Mission Hospital dwelt in length on glaucoma  in regards to its problems and management. He said that Glaucoma is a Silent Thief of Vision and stressed upon awareness about glaucoma to prevent loss of vision. He mentioned that Glaucoma is a eye disease due to optic nerve damage resulting from higher than normal pressure inside the eye. Most of the glaucoma patients usually do not show acute symptoms in the beginning, but by time they present with problems, 50 per cent of retinal nerve fibres are damaged. So people at risks-over 40 years of age, family history of glaucoma, diabetic, wearing minus lens spectacles and steroid users must have eye examination once every year to diagnose glaucoma at early stage.  Dr. M Jini, Chief Medical Superintendent, while appreciating the Eye department for the initiative, advised all the members of medical fraternity to be aware about this dreaded disease of eye so that correct diagnosis and management can be instituted timely to prevent irreversible loss of vision. Dr. R. Doye, Head of ophthalmology department in his keynote address call upon the members of medical fraternity and public to learn more about it and requested the medical officers to be vigilant about this disease while managing eye patients in the casualty department.



Finance Dept simplifies procedure for drawal and deposit

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The Finance Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has issued instructions to Works Departments and Environment and Forest department simplifying procedures for drawl and deposit of funds. This step has been taken to ensure timely utilization of funds received at the fag end of financial year and for financial prudence. The instructions specifically relate to SPA, TFC, NEC, NLCPR, CSS, CPS, BADP and SCA funds which will not lapse on March 31, 2013.

To streamline the procedure of withdrawal of money from the Govt. exchequer which is not required for immediate disbursement or could not be drawn in cash, from now on, the funds under the above mentioned schemes will not be parked in Part - V (CPWD Account). The latest instructions have been issued keeping in mind the receipt of huge funds from the Govt. of India at the fag end of financial year.

The respective Chief Engineers have been instructed to restrict expenditure against respective schemes upto the physical progress of the works and the DDOs have been instructed to make payments to contractors by drawing from State exchequer strictly on the basis of works completed as on March 31, 2013. The balance amount of works/schemes shall be intimated to the Finance Department by the second week of April, 2013, for the works funded under TFC, SPA, NLCPR, NEC, CSS, CPS, SCA and BADP.

The Finance Department Office Memorandum clarifies that Budgetary Support and Finance Concurrence in respect of incomplete/remaining part of the works as on  April 01, 2013 shall not lapse and shall remain valid till December, 2013. Thus, payments may be made by DDOs after 01.04.2013 based on physical progress, but within the available unspent amount under the respective schemes/projects.

However, the instructions will not be applicable to works under AOP funding/ Non Plan Funding and such funds will lapse on the closure of financial year. Departments shall have to ensure Reconciliation of Accounts with the AG office, Itanagar and in case of excess expenditure vis-à-vis funds allotted, disciplinary action will be initiated against erring officials. IPR



A free health check up camp benefits 8 villages in East Kameng

SEPPA, Mar 23:  A day long   maternal health & breast feeding awareness  cum free health check up  was conducted at Sebibo village,  8 kilometers off Seppa in East Kameng today by  the district health society in collaboration with hospital management society  PHC Pakoti. Altogether 200 patients from eight villages namely  Jeju Dada, Sebibo, Seorwa, Pabua, Nyirwa, Taso Mora, Donyi gaon and  Lai Moya of adjoining area were treated for various diseases like gastroenteritis, malaria, respiratory tract infections; oral infection carries etc.  Many patients were also conducted blood test for hepatitis b and malaria.

The medical team was comprised of Dr. Kaya Lapung  DRCHO, Dr. Kapu Sopin  medical officer  incharge  PHC Pakoti, Dr. Khoda Tada  medical officer PHC Pakoti,  Dr.Tana  J Tara  MD (child specialist) district hospital Seppa, Dr. S. K. Suman SMO district hospital Seppa, &  other 9 paramedical staffs.

Highlighting the aim and objectives of the awareness programe, Dr. Kapu Sopin requested the doctor colleagues who are posted at rural areas to give similar health awareness campaign as much as possible in remote villages, where treatment is less due to topographically difficulty.

Dr. Khoda Tada share his viewed on family planning and called upon community members to avail the various contraceptive measures, which are available for free of cost at all the government hospital. Dr Tana J Tara briefed on breast feeding and asked the mothers to follow exclusive breast feeding for six months without feeding anything and he discouraged bottle feed.

Later Dr. S K Suman had highlighted on hygiene & nutrition of pregnant mother. He further asked the pregnant women to remain neat and clean, good rest and proper intake of food including fruits.  Addressing the programme   Fesam  Taku  wife of local MLA Tapuk  Taku hailed the medical team for conducting the awareness camp where mother & child health is given top priority and asked the community members to get full benefit from that camp.   She also encouraged girl child for education.



One- day workshop on ‘Soft Skills’

Tezu, Mar 23 :   A One-day Workshop  for seventy  five students on ‘Soft Skills’ was organized in   the Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu yesterday under the Chairmanship Dr. B. K. Nath, Principal.  The programme was conducted by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of the College, Dr. K. Rajendra Babu, Associate Professor & HOD (Department of Commerce) as the Programme Coordinator.  

Describing the programme as one of the motivational, capacity building and personality development exercises for the students,  he differentiated the soft skills with those of the hard skills as well as emphasized the need  for acquiring and practicing soft skills in the changing milieu   of growing   job market owing to Liberation,  Privatization  and Globalization (LPG),  macro economic  shift from secondary sector to tertiary sector,   enhanced complexities in work places like  increased emphasis on team work (teams often with multicultural, multiregional team members), greater participation of women, superior benchmarks of quality and pace.  

The resource persons delivered their lectures through power point presentations. Ashok Kumar, Associate Professor, (Department of Geography), Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar,   imparted  on

Time Management , Team skills and Stress Management skills while Razzeko Delley, HoD-English dealt with Communication skills.  Before awarding the students with Certificates of Participation, a feedback was collected from the students about the programme in which they expressed the opinion that such programmes be conducted every year in order to make the students academically competitive. Besides this, the programme provides novel inputs in their professional endeavor blending the soft skills with those of the hard skills. The college  community expressed their thankfulness to the  the Director of Higher & Technical Education, Dr. Joram Begi,  for his constant encouragement and support for organizing such programme for the academic well-being of the student community.      



Death of Remi Head Gam mourned


RUKSIN, Mar 23: The people of Bilat circle in East Siang including the members of Gam Association and Public leaders have deeply mourned for sudden death Remi village Head Gam Takut Mesar, who died of stroke on Friday.

Born in 1947 at Kebang village near present Pangin town, Mesar passed his childhood there and came to Miglung village in the consequent period. He was appointed as Gaon Burah of Miglung village in 1977. Assuming the post for a year, he migrated to present Remi village in the next year and become the Gaon Burah of Remi village. He was promoted to Head Gam/Gaon Burah in 1990 and served the villagers for more than two decades.

Deceased Mesar had immense contribution towards the society. He found dedicated in restraining unity and peace in the society and took leading part in any festive rituals in the village. He was 66 at the time of demise and had left his old wife along with three sons and five daughters.

A local leader of Mirem (Bilat) Tabir Tatan said his society has lost a lot for sudden demise of the head gam. He informed that the leaders are planning to construct a “memorial stone” in the name of deceased Head Gam Takut Mesar.

The Upper legong Banggo Gam Association, PRI leaders and the villagers condoled for his demise and prayed almighty God for eternal peace of the departed soul. Many public leaders of the district are visited the family and consoled the bereaved members.



Quality education and RGU

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: Educational system is the basis of all human resource development activities in a state or nation. Both reformation and innovation through technological inputs are key elements to it. But as is well-known, the old system always tries to persist and resist in every aspect of social change, so is the case of age old educational organism that exists today. It is immaterial how many traits came in and out in various role and purpose to Rajiv Gandhi University, with the passes of 30 years of academic journey; time has come virtually to take an account of how much improvement has been made in a bid to impart quality education.

Quality education and its reliance on infrastructure and technology have caught a global debate and apprehension especially among the third world countries. Subject to this deliberation and bringing it to the pitch of RGU, Prof. K. C. Kapoor, Dept. of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University who is also a founder Professor shares his experience. Following is the abstraction from a discourse:

DM: After 30 years of academic journey, how do you assess quality student and education in RGU?

Prof. Kapoor:  Well, quality education is a serious business and for me it is to consider as an excellence or world class standard. When we are to bring the students into being through learning, there should not be any inadequacy or defect in him. When we talk about quality education three very important segments are to be taken care of while imparting education to students.

Firstly, the development of ‘cognitive domain’ that refers to the mental faculties of the students. Knowledge has to be given in such a way so that mentally they become sound. Secondly, the development of ‘effective domain’ of the students that refers to their feelings, emotions and values. Thirdly, the quality education has to spawn students’ ‘Psycho Motor’ ability which means the physical development of the students.

DM: In the year 2001 NAAC accredited RGU as ‘Grade B’ University, what next after 12 years?

Prof. Kapoor: For the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), there are certain parameters relating to infrastructure, human resource, and systems of the university. By the year 2001, RGU was accredited as ‘Grade B’ University. If it is to scale to the level of ‘Grade A’, there are certain areas to improve. Realizing the consequence of last 30 years University is putting effort to these points.

The most important point is, we have to put focus on research. During the assessment in 2001, RGU had very less numbers of research projects, scholars and PhDs. Now 12 years has gone and lot of improvement and changes have been taken place in the campus. Today we are having many research scholars, produced large numbers of PhDs, having 10 crore mega projects in the Dept of Economics which is funded by MHRD. Moreover we have got Centre of Excellence in Bio-Diversity and is funded by UGC for an amount of 7 crore. Dept of Education is having another mega project to monitor Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programs across the state. Looking into these developments, the whole focus is on a way ahead to take RGU to a ‘Grade A’ University.

Secondly, we have accumulated more infrastructural facilities, departments and faculty buildings during these post accreditation period. And more numbers of faculty buildings are under construction. The moment it is completed, it will be a plus point to upkeep our pride in terms of grade.

Thirdly, library is an important segment of any University. During the year 2001, we were having hardly some around 2000 books. Now it has enriched to 6000 volumes and it will be increased within next two to three years.

DM: Do you think Look-East Policy will bring any changes to improve educational sector?

Prof. Kapoor: Changes are urgently required to attract students from our neighboring countries prior to the implementation of Look-east Policy. And then we need physical infrastructure, because above all this is also a kind of attraction. If students from outside the state or nation would have to be accommodated, we have to provide them hostel. Here, even we are not in a position to accommodate our own local students. We have given the proposal in 12th five year plan to have international quality hostel; of course, NEHU is having international standard hostel. So they can comfortably accommodate students from abroad.

It depends on our preparation, and technological inputs in the university. Now the question is who will entice to study in RGU? While we will be having excellent infrastructure facilities, students from neighboring state or countries will prefer to study in RGU. We are to put our efforts to attract students from neighboring countries but for that our departments have to perform well.

We have to improve the system of examination in our school, college and at the University level. Universities of developed countries have changed; there is no option in their examination system. Students have come for learning, so they have to learn.

So the question is if we are to attract students from our neighboring countries we have to be very special in imparting education. We have to reform our transaction, examination system, and the evaluation process along with curriculum. Preparing a sound student depend on a sound curriculum. Curriculum must have these capacities to develop students from the mental, effective and psychological perspective. A balanced and sound curriculum with dynamic transaction will improve the quality of education. Our system of transaction which is a lecture method in the class room was a system of 1947, and it has to change.

During whole 1960s, India encountered a severe shortage of rice and wheat; we used to it import from USA and Russia. Later, technological inputs, fertilizer, artificial means of irrigation were implemented in certain pockets of the country. Once the wooden agricultural tools and dependence on domestic animals got changed, we could solve our food problem and today we are in an able position to export. Agricultural system was mechanized, it was made scientific, and lots of technological inputs have changed the entire scenario.

Similarly if we are to bring revolutionary changes in the system of education wholly at the school, colleges and at the university level, we have to fetch technology in the class room. Why do not we use technology in the class room for transaction (teaching process) so that students and teachers are equally comfortable in teaching and learning. We never think of using technologies for class rooms in the Universities. Teachers are delivering lecture nonstop for a long time, it is something like the wooden tools and domestic animals used during 1960s for cultivating the land for agriculture.

This is where RGU has still to develop. Secondly, we have to prepare and promote our students in such a way so that they can qualitatively compete with students of the neighboring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and others.

Our system of education should be improved to that extend that if we are producing post graduates, engineers, and doctors they are not to be unemployed. Firstly, they must be in a position to get the job within the state; secondly, within the country; and thirdly, we have to train and prepare surplus graduates, post graduates, doctors and engineers to compete at the international market, which means we will export human resource. If we are in a position to have exportable manpower, there is nothing to worry that India is the second largest populous country of the world. Rather we will be happy that we are having the maximum manpower. Our prime concern is at what percent RGU will contribute to this serious business.

We should consider human being as a natural endowment. Sound system of education can prepare young stars in school, colleges and universities as human resource and exporting this resource a nation can earn a lot. Reducing population is not a solution; solution is to prepare the population.

Today, India has 50% population in the age group of 16-25 years who are in schools, colleges and at the Universities. As of now they can be considered non-productive population as they are in the learning process depending on their guardian. But after ten years, if we are really providing the best quality education, they will turn into human resource in the country. India will be the richest in human resource, provided our education system is taking care of this population. So Government of India is thinking in terms of providing more colleges, more universities, and more infrastructures so that this population is to get better education.

DM: How do you assess the status of RGU compare to other Indian Universities?

Prof. Kapoor: If we look into the status, as per report no Indian Universities are in the list of top 500 Universities of the world. That means all Indian universities are poor in providing standards of quality education and is well accepted fact. If the quality or the standard would have been there, at least two or three Universities could have been in that list. Here is where we need certain improvements.

Referring to RGU, it s a small university and perhaps was the smallest University in India till the assessment by NAAC was held in the year 2001.  During that time we got ‘Grade B’, but Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University and North-East Hill University also got accredited with ‘Grade B’. So, within the North-East if we look into it, it is as per of any other Universities. But when we go slightly out of North-Eastern region, there are some Universities which are slightly performing better within the country; like JNU, Delhi University which is considered performing better than RGU in terms of their faculty, infrastructure, and systems. In India these can be considered better University and NAAC also accredited them with A Grade.

We are confident and believe that we are not less than any other Universities of North-Eastern region. Curriculum, transaction and system wise we are strongly present among them. During the state University, state Government was not in a position to provide enough funds. Now we will be getting good financial assistance from MHRD as it is conversed into a central University. So within next five years, we are hopeful that RGU will set out to the level of any other universities of the country. (Contributed by Debananda S Medak, Department of Mass Communication Rajiv Gandhi University)

Cash reward stands


The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006




District level art and cultural week begins

ZIRO, Mar 23: District Level Art and Cultural Week commenced here yesterday with traditional dance shows of Apatani and Nyishi tribes of the district. It was organized by the Department of Art and Culture of the district at the premises of the office of the deputy commissioner Ziro. Addressing the inaugural function Deputy Commissioner said that everything that happens happens for good, and this time around this programme was a stress reliever in the present office schedule. DIPRO in-charge



Chrism Mass

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: On the occasion of Chrism Mass, Rt. Rev. Doctor John Thomas Bishop of Itanagar, the leader of Catholic Church inaugurated and dedicated the way of the Cross Statues at Nyokum Lapang   on March 21.

The Catholic Church has the tradition of practicing the ‘way of the cross’ commemorating the journey of Jesus Christ carrying his cross to mount Calvary where he was crucified. This is observed every year in a particular season for 45 days known as Lent which comes in the months of March and April.  It ends on Easter Sunday, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The way of the Cross has 14 stations each representing the most memorable event in the journey towards his death on the Cross. On every Friday during Lent, the believers gather around these stations and say their prayers partaking minutely the suffering and death of Jesus.

While heading the Chrism mass, the Bishop blessed the oils of Catechumen, the oils of Sick and the Oils of Chrism. These oils are extracted from Olive trees and applied on persons in the time of their receiving baptism into Catholic Church. A total of 56 priest or popularly known as fathers, each coming from different parts of West Arunachal, reaffirmed their oath of office and joined the mass offering.  Besides 52 nuns (sisters) and students, the parishioners also participated the celebrations.



ANYA miffed at Govt

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The All Nyishi Youth Association today expressed displeasure over the state government for turning down their proposal for creation of two more districts such as Kamle and Pakke-Kessang. It reiterated that people of said areas are facing hardship due to administrative vastness and government should not hesitate to create district for the greater interest of the people. Further association urged the government to revoke the joint high power committee on PRC issue to non APST of the state. It also demanded the government for erecting check gate and find mechanism to check illegal immigrants before train comes to state.



Association complains against gas agency

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: Claiming that Donyi Polo Gas Agency Gohpur is illegally distributing gas cylinders with high rate of Rs 1200 while genuine consumers are facing cylinder crisis Arunachal Pradesh People’s Welfare Association today urged the administration to look into the matter.  In a complaint lodged with police station Itanagar, association demanded action against the agency.



Social Service conducted

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The Panchali & Mowb-II Youth today successfully conducted a social service at its area by repairing and maintaining the damaged approach roads. Many of the youths were voluntarily participated the social service, said released.



BES felicitates brilliant student

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The Brilliant English School, Dambuk has felicitated Lenmin Perme, for being selected for admission into the Sainik School, Punglwa (Nagaland) in a recently conducted All India Sainik School Entrance Examination. Perme, son of Dr Amit Perme (MO CHC, Dambuk), was felicitated with gift items and a citation.

Addressing the felicitation function held on March 16 last, Eving Yirang, Circle Officer cum BDO Dambuk appreciated the principal, school faculties and school management committee for nurturing such talented kids in and around Dambuk Sub-Division after decades and encouraged to continue their selfless service for bright career of the students.

Nun Pertin, President of Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU) also spoke on the occasion and appreciated Lenmin Perme for bringing laurels to School in particular and state as a whole. He also appealed all the young students to dedicate in their study. He donated some amount of cash  to School Management Committee on behalf of the DASU.

Brilliant English Medium School, Dambuk was established on April 1, 2009 under the chairmanship of Tony Borang and is run by ALLIED ARUNACHAL MULTIPURPOSE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (AAMCS) Dambuk. The school management committee also congratulated Lenmin Perme for making them proud and wishes him for bright future.



PPA office inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The Party office of the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) was inaugurated by newly appointed Chairman of PPA Working Committee in presence of  state level Executive Member at  C-sector, Naharlagun today.

This was followed by discussion on party policies and programmes. Working President Nikh Kamen higlighted the party activities undertaken after he assumed the charges.

On the occasion of inaugural function of the Party office two very prominent leaders of the State Aath Tacho Kabak and James Techi Tara have been appointed as the Vice President (HQ) and State Youth President respectively.  



Meet resolve to hold rally against drug abuse


PASIGHAT, Mar 23: In continuation of their efforts against consumption of narcotic drugs and narcotic substances by the young generation, the Woman Wing of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) today conducted a meeting at Siang guest house here.

The meeting chaired by ABK adviser Morang Darang was attended by representatives of various women organizations from Pasighat, Mebo, Sille-Oyan, Ruksin and Bilat circles besides the students’ union members. The meeting after a threadbare discussion unanimously resolved to hold a ‘Public Rally’ at Pasighat Bazar on April 2 next. Government officials including the District Medical Officer M Perme, Deputy Director of Social Welfare of East Siang and police officials of Traffic cell also attended the meeting.

The proposed rally is being sponsored by ‘District Tobacco Control Cell’.



Arrest of rapist demanded

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA) has condemned the heinous act of rape of a minor girl by the owner of Bomi English School, Joram village.  The uncivilized and barbaric act  of the accused has shocked not only the public at large but all parents also who trust such institutions and send their children for their bright future, the  NNA said.

NNA has strongly urged the district administration and Police for the closure of the school, arrest and take stern actions against the accused and co- accused.  It further appealed to the state Govt to conduct an investigation in all private educational institutions in order to stop such illegal activities.

Condemning the alleged rape incident of a minor girl child at Bomi English School at Joram Village under Yachuli circle in Lower Subansiri district, the All Yachuli Students Union (AYSU) today strongly demanded for the permanently shutting down of said school. In a letter addressed to deputy commissioner Lower Subansiri district, AYSU said that accused must be arrested within 24 hours. It further demanded that the school owner should compensate the students whose study has been hampered.

The Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union has condemned the alleged rape of a minor girl at a private school in Joram. Union had appealed to the district administration to immediately arrest the culprit and punished as per law.



Kids enthrall the audience

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The children of Kidzee Smart Kids School, H-Sector, Ganga, Itanagar today celebrated its annual day in an impressive function at Vivekananda Hall, Itanagar.  

The day-long programme started with a mesmerizing classical dance performance by students of nursery followed by series of cultural bonanza including dance, songs and rhymes which enthralled the audience.

The children performed various Bollywood numbers like ‘Bum bum bole, Hawa-hawai etc, however, main attraction of the day was ‘Gangnam Style’ presented by the passing out students which amazed everyone.  

The prizes for various categories like extra ordinary talent, academic toppers etc were given away to the children. Ingam Romi of Junior KG and Bamang Harming of nursery bagged the extra ordinary talent prizes. Graduation certificates were distributed among the passing out students.

Meanwhile, in a bid to involve the parents and also to make the celebration more colourful, best dressed mom and dad and best love letter competition, was also organized on the occasion. Best dressed mom and dad prize were bagged by Dr Tadar Khampu Likha and Raju Tako respectively while best love letter prize went to Yowa Ampa Wang through audience voting. The day-long programme was attended by parents and other dignitaries.






251 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

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