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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.