Five-day children’s moral education prog ends
ROING, May 9: A moral education programme on cleanliness and social responsibility
for the children of the Vacation Baptist School (VBS) and others concluded here
The five-day programme held under the aegis Town Baptist Church, Roing was participated
by children from various background from the township and adjoining areas. They were
educated on discipline, cleanliness, moral, dignity of labour.
“The VBS aims to educate the school going children, dropout children and non school
goers about the importance of moral, quality living, respect, dignity, cleanliness
etc,. As child being the future asset of the society, grooming their mind with good
ideas and thought would obviously bring good result in near future,” hoped A Pertin
in charge and superintendent TBC in his message.
Deputy Commissioner Y W Ringu lauded the TBC for their noble and spiritual deeds
for the greater cause of the society. The children being the backbone of tomorrow,
their upbringing in right manner is pivotal”, said the DC.
Besides, 120 children, a host of dignitaries including A J Tayeng, M. Pertin, A
Pertin EAC, Er. O Dai AE PWD, Abu Saring DAEO and TBC fraternity took part in the
APFA to introduce club football league
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA), for the first time in the
state, has decided to introduce club football league in order to develop the sport
in the state.
An ad-hoc committee will also be constituted soon to manage and run the league matches,
APFA said in a release, and asked football clubs within the capital complex and other
interested from the district to get themselves registered with the department concerned.
Further, APFA will organize a seminar in this regard and guidelines to all interested
clubs will be sent soon.
Association demands action
ITANAGAR: Pate Anchal Segment Youth Association (PASYA) has demanded the police to
arrest the person responsible for killing of Pate Ponglu within seven days.
Pate was killed in a road accident on May 3 last.
While expressing resentment over police’s failure to apprehend the culprit and identify
the owner of the vehicle till today, the association threatened to stage dharna to
register its anger.
Pate was All Arunachal Pradesh Government Labours Union (AAPGDLU)’s civil secretary
Meanwhile, the association today condoled the sad demise of Pate and observed two
minute’s silence as mark of respect to the departed soul.
AAAPSU hails Annu Darin’s achievement
ITANAGAR: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ union (AAPSU) congratulated Annu Darin
for making it through the UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2009 by securing
817th rank in the final list.
The union terms her achievement an inspiration for other aspiring candidates appearing
in the prestigious examination and a proud moment for the entire student community
of the state.
Annu cracking the Examination in her 6th attempt reflects her never say die attitude
& amply demonstrates that success finally goes to those who never give up in pursuing
their dreams with determination backed by hard work.
Daughter of late Mamak Darin and Omang Melong, Annu hails from Mirku village,Pasighat
in East Siang District. She is an Electrical Engineer Graduate from Coimbatore and
did her schooling from VKV Tafragam.
ITANAGAR, May 9: A workshop on Design Development on Cane and Bamboo Crafts under
Koloriang Cluster organized by Tarhuk Samaj, Kopila, Damin under A.H.V.Y scheme of
Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India was conducted
at Koloraing yesterday.
Around 30 local artisans were given training during the workshop period.
More needs to be done to contain spread of HIV Aids
I being an educated and conscious citizen of state Capital like to draw the kind
attention of the citizens of the state about the rapid spread of HIV & AIDS in the
society and its impact.
The Govt and agencies had already launched a awareness campaign to prevent the deadly
HIV & AIDS disease. In present day society, almost everybody knows the cause and
symptom of this killer disease.
It is only a disease which can be prevented from spreading and people can keep away
from the disease and make their life secured with adoption of preventive measures.
I heard Chief Minister’s speech at recently held Nyishi Elite Society Conference
at Seijosa that the ratio of the HIV +ve is above 400 which was below 50 in 2007-2008
in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a very dangerous and alarming situation to the people
of the state.
Will our legislators take this issue in the next Assembly session? Is not a serious
issue for the students’ organizations or the civil society to take up?
The Central Government is funding crores of rupees to states to cope with this menace,
but I think the funds are not properly utilized. Besides awareness campaign through
print and electronic media and awareness meetings in every nook and corner of the
state, there is an urgent need of wide circulation of pamphlet to all the institutes,
hospitals and health care units, and bus stand etc with necessary information about
HIV/AIDS and its spread, impact and preventive measures.
It is seen that the officers of the concern department are busy in buying hi-fi vehicles,
construction of buildings, doings contract/supply works in the firm name of their
kiths and kins which is totally hampering the objective of the motto of the Department
and its fund.
I also appeal all the like-minded parents, senior citizens, elected leaders, NGOs
students’ leaders and intellectuals to discourage the use of mobile phone by minor
children's because the mobile phones damages the minds of the upcoming youths to
some extent and encourage sex intimation without any preventive measures which give
rise to spread of the s disease.
Therefore, I appeal one and all specially health and family welfare department, Arunachal
AIDS Control Society and NGOs who are working in this field to gear up the machineries,
human resources and materials for control of the killer disease or the days are not
far when the Arunachal tops the list of the states with HIV/AIDS cases.
North Eastern Council, Shillong deserves appreciation for initiating prompt action
in response to my complaint against implementation of Anti-erosion scheme on Tazang,
Siya and Sikhe (Hong) rivers in Lower Subansiri District in Arunachal Pradesh. The
Council, vide its letter No. NEC/IRGN/ARP/2K/15, dated April 19, 2020, has requested
the Chief Engineer, Water Resource Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh to
submit a report on the matter for further necessary action by the Council. It is
also learnt, though unofficially, that the Council is deputing experts (independent)
to examine the lapses in implementing the scheme.
I, in my letter to the Secretary, NEC, dated April 9, 2010, had requested him to
intervene as the scheme under question was being implemented purely on ‘political
considerations’ with scant regards for laid down rules and procedures. The affected
persons (land donors) were neither consulted nor permission was sought before implementing
the project. There are no official records to show that official formalities were
followed in awarding contract works.
Rule of law demands that complainant needs to be heard before filing any report.
Therefore, Chief Engineer, WRD, is requested to give me a chance to explain my position
before any report is submitted to North Eastern Council. Otherwise, I may be compelled
to forward my grievances to the Government of India.
I would also request the Water Resource Department, Ziro Division to explain to the
public about the nature of expenditure of Rs. 60.00 lakh released as first installment
in the month of 25th August 2009.
Dr. Nani Bath
Rajiv Gandhi University
His Excellency should extend his services to rural areas too
We are lucky to have an inspirational Governor in the form of His Excellency Retd
General (PVSM, AVSM) J.J Singh, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a feel good
factor to have someone like him amidst us and we are assuaged by his philanthropic
activities that have given a new aura to the otherwise Ceremonial post and dull atmosphere
of Raj Bhavan.
But someone like me and many fellow citizens of our state who come from remotest
area like Tali constituency in Kurung Kumey district, who do not have the opportunity
to be a part of the finer aspect of urban life takes a big sigh every time our Excellency
activities adorn the front pages of local dailies. It would have been much better
if the philanthropic activities are not confined to state capital or district headquarter
but spread out to other remote area like Tali, where a packet of salt cost Rs 200,
Maggi Packet cost Rs 300 etc etc. In these areas, life stand still and more woes
are added when the so called elected representatives start representing themselves.
Going by the media coverage’s, his Excellency portrays a “People Governor” but his
portrayal will remain incomplete if it is only for the elite class or the urban populace.
We sincerely appeal His Excellency start visiting the remote area of the state to
gauge the real problem people are facing which shall go a long way in educating him
to advise the Government in the right direction.
All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU), On e-mail
MLAs, DC appraise minister on PDS in Lower Dibang Valley
ROING, May 9: MLAs Laeta Umbrey and Jomin Tayeng apprised Minister Finance & Lotteries,
IPR & Printing, Geology & Mining and Trade & Commerce Setong Sena on the issues concerning
PDS in the Lower Dibang Valley district and requested him to take up the matter with
concern authorities. They also demanded for airlifting of ERCs to Hunli and Dambuk
Sub-Division as the surface communication are cut off due to incessant rainfall and
the people are facing acute shortage of ration commodities. They also sought flood
and drought relief from the govt.
These demands were made to the Minister during an informal discussion in various
issues concerning the Lower Dibang Valley district yesterday in Roing.
Deputy Commissioner YW Ringu apprised the minister that a proposal for a transit
FCI godown at Roing has already been sought until a permanent godown or depot is
made. If an FCI godown is materialized in the district, the problem of PDS would
be solved to a large extend, she said. She submitted the reports regarding the PDS
and flood & drought relief to the minister as sought by him.
Sena assured of taking up the issues with the concern authorities immediately after
reaching the state capital saying that the matters regarding PDS and Relief need
to be discussed at an appropriate level of the govt.
Heeding to the power crisis of the Roing Township, he informed that a maintenance
section for power stations is in the offing. He also informed that publication of
govt. magazine similar to Arunachal Review at every district is under consideration
in which all the events of the district including agricultural allied activities
of the farmers would be covered. He also assured to look into the vehicle and infrastructure
needs of the IPR department. (DIPRO)
IIPC concern at fee hike
ITANAGAR, May 9: Idu Mishmi Indigenous People’s Council (IIPC) has expressed concerns
over the sharp rise in the school fee of VKV in Roing.
In a letter to General Secretary Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, IIPCsaid that “many
of our tribal families live in extreme poverty and will be unable to meet the expense
of the school fees which has been raised from Rs 17,000 to Rs 32,000 per year”.
“Our tribal people will be left out in availing the best quality education that your
school provides in the region” it said while calling on the General Secretary to
Dabi calls for guidance in the right direction
ITANAGAR, May 9: Home Minister Tako Dabi has appealed to the political leaders, senior
bureaucrats and panchayat leaders to guide the common people in the right direction
and discharge their duties with utmost sincerity to bring about a socio-political
and economic changes in the state.
These changes can be possible if every section of the people deliver their responsibilities
with sincerity and dedication, Dabi said while attending the 144th birth anniversary
of freedom fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale. A prog was organized by Arunachal Pradesh
Congress Committee at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan this morning on the occasion. He also reminded
the gathering present on the occasion not to forget their duties while enjoying the
fruits of freedom.
Dr. RB Tripathy, head of Political Science, DNG College here dwelt at length on Gokhale’s
life and achievements, who was political guru of Mahatma Gandhi.
Present on the occasion were former minister and APCC’s media cell Chairman Thupten
Tempa, former minister and APMCC president Yari Dulom, among others.
The function was organized by APCC Labour Cell chairman Madang Sonam as part of 125
years of INC.
Registration starts for Jari Gamlin Scholarship for Management Education
ITANAGAR, May 9:Online registration for ‘Jari Gamlin Scholarship for Management Education,
2010’ exclusively for the indigenous tribal boys and girls of Arunachal Pradesh starts
from May 10, 2010.
This was informed by Kamlesh Vyas, Director at First India School of Business.
This initiative is an outcome of MoU between Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin Foundation (S&GGF)
and First India School of Business (FISB) to promote management education in the
Vyas informed that three factors differentiate FISB from the rests of new management
institutes as the entire faculty members are IIMs and XRLI alumni; reasonable education
fees; and most significantly, FISB provides 8 months of industry internship for MBA
This kind of intensive industry training would boost up the confidence of boys and
girls coming rural and semi-urban background,” Vyas said.
“Perhaps this is for the first time that a local NGO has expressed its willingness
to support needy students to pursue higher studies in such large scale. We hope that
indigenous youths would avail this benefit to pursue their dreams,” said Director
S&GGF Dr. Lingam Ete Gamlin.
Besides providing scholarships, as per the MoU between S&GGF and FISB, both the oganisations
shall be conducting workshops for the indigenous tribal youths of Arunachal Pradesh
all throughout the year for next 5 years.
ANSU demands construction of inter-district roads in Nyishi belt
ITANAGAR, May 9: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in its executive meeting today
unanimously resolved that the state Govt construct inter-district roads connecting
the Nyishi belt immediately.
While discussing the main issues like inter-district road connectivity, establishment
of NIT, posting of teachers in the Nyishi areas, the executive meeting attended by
representatives of various districts and branch students unions and senior students
of Nyishi community demanded that road from Itanagar to Balukpong via Tarasso, Lao
and Seijosa, Doimukh to Dollungmukh via Kimin, Nyapin to Chayangtajo Tamin to Tali
be constructed immediately.
The meeting further demanded immediate transfer/posting of teachers in various schools
within Nyishi belt, immediate establishment of polytechnic college at Yachuli. The
meeting also empowered the ANSU for selection of the suitable location for the NIT.
Consensus will be reached between ANSU and various other local students bodies before
submission of representation to the Govt for establishment of NIT, the meeting resolved.
Meanwhile, ANSU appointed its general secretary Likha Tabo as chairman and convenor
Biki Maad as vice chairman of the NIT site selection committee. The committee will
visit the site for the institute, interact with local people in this regard and take
up the issue with the Govt.
K&TDDS demand drastic action
ITANAGAR, May 9: Kameng and Tawang District Development Society (K&TDDS) demanded
severe punishment to the person who shot at and inflicted grievous injuries to the
NEEPCO officials on May 7 last.
During the shooting incident at Guest House, NEEPCO senior general manager M C Dihingia
and account officer Anuj Dey were injured. Seriously injured person was evacuated
to Bangalore from Guwahati, the Society informed.
Condemning such barbaric attack, the society said that all the attackers should be
booked immediately. The NEEPCO and Patel Engineering have already compensate for
the area and engaged local people in their companies to help solve the unemployment
problems, the society claimed adding the power developers also regularly awarding
Cultural progs mark Tagore’s birthday celebration
ITANAGAR, May 9: The 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabin-dranath Tagore
was celebrated with various cultural programmes at Kalibari Mandir premises, Nah-arlagun
The main attraction of the programme was cultural presentations by the children from
Nrityangan Music and Dance Academy, Itanagar and cultural troupes from Bihupuria.
The tiny tots from the Nrityangan Music and Dance Academy, Itanagar under the
guidance of Amit Kr Mukherjee enthralled the audience with their dance performance
on the themes - ‘Ananda Loke Mangolaloke’ and ‘Amra Sabai Raja.’ The cultural troupes
of Amrapalli Nattya Ghosti from Bihupuria led by Anima Routh Roy, performed the
Rabindra Nritya Nattya on the theme - ‘Chandalika.’
Another attraction of the programme was presentation of Rabindra sangeet by Sangeet
Guru Santanu Battacherjee and his disciples and renowned singer Chandra Biswakarma
and Chayanika Vashisth. Mrs Chatterjee from NERIST, Rupa Bhatterjee of Itanagar also
received accolades from the enthusiastic audience with their numbers.
All the audience of the programme extended sincere thanks to Kalibari Welfare Society
Secretary B. Deshmukh for organizing such programmes to mark the celebration of
the birth day of the great poet. Dr. Anirban Chattacharjee of NERIST was teh chief
guest of the prog.
Technology interface-cum-Kisan mela
ITANAGAR, May 9: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner will inaugurate the Technology Interface
cum Kisan mela celebration at Mani village under Doimukh circle on May 12.
For the first time Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum-Pare in collaboration with line
departments and Nyishi-Agri-Allied Extension Society (NAAES) is organizing the two-day
programme to provide a platform for the farmers to have an interaction with the Scientists
in Agri-Allied disciplines on different topics.
During the celebration the latest technologies in the field of vermicompost, integrated
farming system, Micro chipping in Mithuns, etc will be demonstrated.
During technical sessions, there will be deliberation on the subjects ‘Sustainable
natural resource management’, Role of Bankers for agriculture development, sustainable
Mithun management and Entrepreneurship development.
The main attraction of the Kisan Mela will be the Mithun Show which will include
Mithun health camp, Mithun micro- chipping and the best Mithuns of the show will
be awarded Mr and Mrs, Papum-pare.
The best farmer of Agri-Allied sectors will be awarded on concluding day. Parliamentary
secretary, Agriculture Rajesh Tacho will attend the valedictory function as chief
Foundation for Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre
ROING, May 9: Minister of Finance & Lotteries, IPR & Printing, Geology & Mining and
Trade & Commerce Setong Sena has laid the foundation stone of Gamgu Destitute Prayer
Centre at Gamgu village in the out skirt of Roing today.
Lauding the objectives behind establishing Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre, the minister
said, “it is a noble beginning and inspiration for all of us to help and care for
the neglected, downtrodden and handicapped people of the society which is increasing
day by day in our state”. Assuring his support in all possible ways to the prayer
centre, he said that such centre or organization needed to be supported by all not
only for the welfare of this district but for the whole state.
The growing numbers of unemployed youths in the state is a concern for all which
are becoming frustrated and depressed and have a tendency to adopt wrong ways in
their pursuit of living a cozy life. Such type of centers or organizations can give
a moral education besides healing them physically and spiritually. He called upon
the parents and teachers to give due importance to the education of their children
so that they may able to understand the real values of religious teachings and discern
between the wrong and right things.
Rev Deepak Nabam highlighted that the Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre was dedicated
to the service of the suffering humanity on March 16’ 2008 with the sole aim to serve
the destitute people in all possible ways physically and spiritually. Having committed
to its cause, this Prayer Centre seeks to fulfill the saying, “Service to man is
service to God”. The centre is a refuge to the poor, helpless and downtrodden people
rather than being a religious centre or a church and is being managed by the likeminded
individuals cutting across all social backgrounds, religious affiliations and denominations
Sr Pastor M K Babu, from New Delhi have ordained 4 pastors and 3 evangelists ceremonially
and enlightened the gathering with the message of love and reconciliation.
MLAs Laeta Umbrey and Jomin Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner Y W Ringu, Superintendent
of Police Tojo Karga besides one thousand Christian believers were present to witness
the programme including delegates from Pakke Kesang, Sagalee, Itanagar, East Siang,
Assam and nearby villages. (DIPRO)