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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 yesterday.

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 concluding function.


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 unit president.

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


Dear Editor,

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.


Nabam Simon,

C-Sector, Itanagar



Thanks NEC


Dear Editor,

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


On e-mail



His Excellency should extend his services to rural areas too


Dear Editor,

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.


Tagru Tame

Chief Advisor

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 intervene.


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 state.

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 programme.

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 contract works.


Cultural progs mark Tagore’s birthday celebration

Staff Reporter

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  today.

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 guest.


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 whatsoever.

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)

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