Land for Guest house as patients flow reaches 5000 in CMC, Vellore
ITANAGAR, May 20: There is some good news for patients and their escorts coming to
Christian Medical College (CMC), Hospital, Vellore for advanced multi-specialty treatment.
Because of concerted efforts of Arunachal Pradesh Patients' Welfare Committee, Vellore,
(APPWCV) led by Dr Moji Jini and Lodam Dulom managed to purchase a plot of land measuring
about 4300sq ft for a Guest House to cater to the needs of the ever increasing patients.
The land is within 3- 4 minute drive from CMC.
According to the Medical Superintendent of CMC Hospital, Vellore, a total of 5709
patients from Arunachal Pradesh were treated at the hospital over the last three
years, which means nearly 2000 patients per year.
Head count done on a single day in the month of April, revealed a total of 134 patients
undergoing treatment in various departments of CMCH, which is about the bed strength
of present General Hospital Naharlagun.
Recently a group of persons committed to alleviate the suffering of patients and
relatives staying at Vellore constituted and registered Arunachal Pradesh Patients'
Welfare Committee, Vellore. The Committee had urged the AP State Government to Construct
an AP Medical Guest House and establish a Patient Liaison office in Vellore.
Health &FW Minister Tanga Byaling, visited the proposed site for guest house with
J.E PWD of Naharlagun Division Nagrajan.
The APPWCV expressed the hope that with the initiatives of State Government, the
AP Medical Guest House and Patient Liaison Office will not be a mere distant dream
but an early dream come true.
CM demands release of the abducted officer
ITANAGAR May 20: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has appealed the abductors of Maharashtra
Social Forestry Joint Director Vikas Bardekar to release the officer immediately
on humanitarian ground.
Bardekar, an IFS officer of 1984 batch, was kidnapped by NDFB militants from Doimara
in West Kameng on May 12 last while he was carrying out research on butterflies in
the area. He had taken a fortnight leave from his Office in Pune to study the butterflies
Khandu said that officer should be released unconditionally, as he has nothing to
do with any militant group or organization and is innocent.
Nyishi MLAs disapprove mushrooming of orgs
ITANAGAR May 20: Disproving mushrooming of various organizations in the name of the
community, Nyishi MLAs, cutting across party lines, in a meeting yesterday said that
any organization using the name of Nyishi community and resorting to agitation and
bandh in the Capital Region or any part of the Nyishi belt will not be tolerated.
The MLAs further said that any organisation that blackmail or collect donation in
the name of the community shall be blacklisted and declared illegal.
An open meeting of all the organizations of the community has been further fixed
for June 10 to discuss the issue. Apart from Nabum Tuki and Atum Welly, Nabum Rebia,
Kumar Wai, Lokam Tasar, Likha Saaya, Tapuk Taku, Bamang Felix, Takam Tagar, Markio
Tado, Tani Loffa, Techi Kaso attended the meet.
Objection against public hearing on mega Dam
ITANAGAR, May 20: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) advisor has raised
serious objection against the public hearing for environmental clearance in respect
of 1700 MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project.
In a letter to Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board,
AAPSU Advisor Ojing Tasing claimed that the executive summary of the EIA and EMP
is very controversial, misleading and devoid of some vital points and issues to take
up during the hearing. "The summery of the EIA and EMP has not been made available
in local dialect (Adi) while the technical terms used in English edition of the EIA
are beyond understanding even to educated citizens, he said. The company might have
not mentioned the seismicity of the region sensing public fear and disagreement with
the company after knowing the real fact, the letter claimed. Also missing in Adi
version of EIA and EMP was the impact of the project on local inhabitants. However,
the English version read as "majority of the impacts are negative," the letter said.
While highlighting the likely impact on local people on long run, if the Dam is constructed,
the letter claimed that people would loss pastures, wood for fuel, sand and stone.
It will also cause serious effect on age-old river culture by people of Adi community,
extinction of migratory fishes, submergence of historical ‘Kekar Monying,’ loss of
nutrients dynamic of the water etc.
Further, the height of the proposed Dam and the area likely to be submerged are also
not clear in the summery report. By not providing summery report in both English
and local dialect before 30 days of the hearing the applicant company has violated
the notification of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, the letter said while
driving points home that the proposed public hearing is wrong and illegal.
Panchayat Raj Members to get Mobility honorarium
Ziro, May 20: After a long struggle, the Panchayat Raj members right from the Gram
Panchayat Members to Zilla Parishad Members will be paid mobility honorarium. This
was announced by Panchayat Raj Director, Bida Gadi, here in a key note address of
a workshop on Planning Process and Consultancy Service for Panchayat Raj leaders
at Abo Tani hall here today.
Informing that the fund for mobility honorarium is already placed at the directorate,
requested the District Panchayat Development Officers (DPDOs) to recommend the list
of Panchayat members of their respective districts from the year 2008 onwards
at the earliest so that the directorate can speed up the releasing of the fund
for the districts on monthly basis. When funds reach to the village or Panchayat
level , it becomes insufficient or too small to implement any good or viable scheme
as a result many of the schemes remain unimplemented , he pointed out. To mitigate
this problem, Panchayat Raj members should converge/club funds of various development
departments to take up viable and major schemes for the village, but this has to
be reflected properly in the planning process to avoid overlapping, he added .
Anticipating that the Panchayat Raj institutions will be stronger by the coming years
with the capacity development of PR leaders and various legislations being taken
up by the government for empowering the PR bodies , the Director, asked the PR
members to work sincerely for the people. Lower
Subansiri DC Sadhana Deori, who attended the function as Chief guest, while launching
the manual for District Planning Committee, lauded the Director, Panchayat Raj for
his initiative in streamlining the Panchayat Raj department.
Underlining the importance of the participation of PR bodies in the development process,
she said developmental planning should be from bottom to top and asked the PR members
to ensure conducive atmosphere for developmental works at their respective villages
by keeping good relations with other counterparts, villagers and government officials.
Gumjum Haider, Secretary Genral (NESO), and Chairperson of the Ato Chegum Multipurpose
Society, who has been entrusted with organizing the workshops in the state, also
Siram call for student centric education
ASVS teachers orientation training prog begins
ITANAGAR, May 20: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today called upon the teachers
to make the education students centric to realize the goal of qualitative and productive
education. Siram also called for active involvement of NGOs and private parties
in the field of education apart from the government schools. Siram was addressing
the teachers as chief guest in a ten days Teacher’s Orientation Training Programme
organized by Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti (ASVS) at Abotani Vidya Niketan School
Pachin, Naharlagun which began today.
About 100 teachers representing 28 schools under ASVS from different districts of
the state are participating in the training programme.
Terming the profession of teacher as a noble job and the teachers as the pillar of
the healthy society, the Minister also said that the state government is making its
best efforts to bring qualitative reforms and reconstruction measures in education
Highlighting the Right to Education (RTE), Siram, the chief guest of the programme
said, the RTE would give enough scope of reforms and reconstruction process of healthy
education system in the state with the support of the people in the days to come.
However, its fruits would certainly come when our people and teaching community lends
its support with sincerity, he added.
He also appreciated the performance of the schools under ASVS, saying that the performance
records of the students of these schools in CBSE examinations and character building
education reflects itself.
Responding to the Memorandum submitted by the Samity, the Minister assured to look
into the proposals/grievances for the well being of the children. Among others, Akhil
Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan – Vidya Bharati Northeastern States Organizing Secretary,
U. Brahmaji Rao, Chairman, School Management Committee, Tai Tagak, ASVS - Vice President
Tadar Kama and General Secretary Nabam Ruja also spoke on the occasion.
The Samiti is a registered non-profit making voluntary Organization affiliated with
Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan – Vidya Bharati and currently running 28 schools
besides 9 Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas in East Siang district.
Advocacy and knowledge sharing workshop held
ITANAGAR, May 20: North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Develoment Corporation
Limited organised a one day workshop on advocacy and knowledge sharing of artisans,
weavers and other associated agencies for the first time in the state here today.
Speaking on the inaugural session as chief Guest Director, Textiles and Handicrafts
Khoda Ruja appreciated the initiation made by the Managing Director of North Eastern
Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Coorporation Ltd (NEHHDC) Jagdish Borah.
While briefing on the lack of regulated marketing system in the state, Ruja urged
the organiser to regulate Marketing Avenue for the artisan of the state, so that
they can sale their product in other states as well.
Meanwhile, he advised the artisans to cope with the present demands and improve the
quality of their product for better exposure in outside market and avail the benefits
of the workshop from various resource persons and share their problems with the co-artisants.
Representative of an NGO ‘Rural Development Society, while briefing about the problem
confronted by the artisans said that due to lack of modern technical inputs and lack
of training, many artisans are facing problems in improving the quality of their
product, as many of them are still dependent on old technique and traditional approaches.
NEHHDC Ltd Marketing Manager Tapan Sarma briefed about the history and activities
of the NEHHDC Ltd.
He informed that the corporation organises exhibition to provides marketing facilities
to the Artisan, the retail sale of handicrafts and handlooms of the North Eastern
Region are also organised through the corporation’s Purbashree emporium located at
Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkotta, New Delhi and other states.
Corporation also undertakes design and technical development projects and workshops
in various crafts/ weavers clusters in the North Eastern egion for training, design
improvement and capacity building of the Artisans and Weavers in the region.
The corporation has taken a new initiative for the development of the handicrafts
and handlooms sector in NE region. A Handicrafts Museum is being opened at Guwahati
which will showcase the entire range of handicrafts and artistic textiles of the
eight NE and a design bank has also been established in Guwahati recently, he added.
An NGO worker appealed the organiser to provide technical training to the rural Artisans.
He further lamenting over the lengthy loan procedure said that the artisans are not
getting proper loan facilities, categorically mentioned that delay loan procedure
in SBI also demoralized the artisans.
Deputy Director, Tax and Handicraft also lamented over the lack of marketing facilities
and advised the artisans to improve the quality and set a reasonable price on the
Later, in the technical session, National Small Industries Corporation Ltd (NSIC),
Itanagar Development Officer Bhupen Das informed that various training programmes
like Computrized Embroidery, Wool Knitting, Candle, Chalk and Pencil making, Ginger
Paste, popcorn, noodle, Soya milk making projects and other training are imparted
by the NSIC Ltd.
He appealed the interested entrepreneur to consult the concerned office for detail
White water rafting & kayaking training
ITANAGAR, May 20: A 10 days state level White Water Rafting and Kayaking training
camp for both boys and girls began at Poma River on May 17 last, according to an
The programme mainly aims at promoting water sports and eco tourism in the state.
The camp is being conducted under the expertise of Dr. K.K. Meetei, in-charge, Adventure
Cell, Sports and Youth Affairs department and Nino Dai, a qualified rafter of the
state, and his team.
Altogether 35 boys and girls from different districts are participating in camp
Tadar Appa, Asst. Director, S&YA and Taba Tahang, president, Jote Panchayat Welfare
Association attended the inaugural programme.
The training camp is organized by Adventure Cell of the Department of Sports and
Youth Affairs under the aegis of Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi.
Ramesh errs in China on Brahmaputra hydro
By Himanshu Thakkar
India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh’s blunders in China have become famous.
But one mistake that he committed there seems to have escaped media attention. While
discussing the problems that India would face if China were to implement its Brahmaputra
diversion project, he said (for example, the Hindu 100510), “The answer to the (problem)
lies in India expediting its hydro projects in the Brahmaputra basin. India needs
to be much more aggressive in implementing its own hydel projects so that our negotiating
position vis-à-vis China improves.” Ramesh is clearly wrong here.
Firstly, it is wrong for the environment minister to advocate expediting of environmentally
destructive big hydro projects. A minister for environment and forests is supposed
to work for the protection and improvement of environment and forests and not for
expediting projects that destroy environment and forests. Secondly, he is not supposed
to be advocating expediting of projects for which his ministry has not even given
statutory clearances, which is indeed the case for most such projects in the Brahmaputra
basin. Thirdly, even on merits of the argument, India expediting such projects is
not going to be of any help with China when India has no formal treaty for sharing
and managing the waters in Brahmaputra basin. On the contrary, if China diverts the
Brahmaputra waters as feared, that will adversely impact generation performance of
the projects of India on the diverted rivers.
Lastly, even if India were to have a treaty with China on sharing and managing Brahmaputra
basin, Ramesh should note that China is not particularly well known for good behavior
in this regard. In case of Mekong basin, where again Chana is the upper riparian,
the downstream countries have been suffering the adverse impacts of China projects
in spite of the existence of an international Mekong Commission backed by Asian Development
Bank, Japan and others. Even more significantly, to push unjustifiable big hydro
projects in the Brahmaputra basin under this China Diversion Bogey that India has
been trying, would actually destroy the people, environment, rivers and peace in
the North East. It is well documented how the unjustifiably displaced people of Tripura
by the Dumbur dam there was the most important catchment for the militant struggle
It is also useful to note that the main issue that took the minister to China was
the cooperation on climate change. Incidentally, the Brahmaputra hydro projects would
actually be having big adverse impacts on Climate change due to the destruction of
the biodiversity, forests, rivers and so on. Even from this specific point of view,
the Ministers' advocacy on big hydro is at cross purposes with his main agenda in
One expects better response from India’s Environment and Forests Minister.
(Himanshu Thakkar with the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People).
Landslide claims 1, houses damaged
ITANAGAR, May 20: A 17 year’s old person died in a heavy landslide triggered by rain
at Sarli in Kurung Kumey on May 15. The landslide also completely washed away three
dwelling houses. Road from Tayang to Tai in the circle has been washed away causing
shortage of ration items in the circle, according to official source.
The body of the deceased identified as Milli Niglar could not be recovered despite
being searched by the ITPB jawans. It is feared that dead body has been washed down
to Kurung river, the DC Bidol Tayeng informed the department concerned in a fax
message yesterday while recommending ex-gratia to the family of the decease and relief
assistance for those who become shelter less and lost their properties in the landslide.
Meanwhile, Himalayan Development and Charitable Society (HDCS) in a letter appealed
the Chief Minister to issue directives to the departments concerned to grant relief
to the landslide victims and ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased besides
restoration of road communication and supply of essential ration items.
In addition to death and destruction causing heavy loss of properties, entire Sarli
and Damin circles have been facing acute shortage of essential items, the society
said adding that 46-km Koloriang-Sarli road, the lifeline of Sarli and Damin circles
have been cut off from the rest of the world due to landslide.
Youth association demands govt action
ITANAGAR, May 20: All Kimin Youth Welfare Association has called on the state government
to take immediate steps to end unwarranted harassment of citizens of the state by
Assam authority. The association said this after Beat Officers of Phoolbari, Budh
Bazar and Rampur in Assam, accompanied by Assam Police force, allegedly disrupted
the works at Lora, Belo and Buka Villages of Kimin Cricle on April 27 last. The Association
informed that electrification process under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna
was forced to be halted as these officers took away the electric posts.
It further informed that SP and DC Papum Pare who had come visiting on April 28 were
not allowed to enter these villages by the Assam Police.
Upset at these developments, the association said that state government must do something
to mitigate the problems of the people and questioned the government’s reluctance
to enter into a negotiation with its Assam counterpart. It further said that despite
being near to the Circle headquarters, Lora, Belo and Nuka villages are yet to get
modern amenities because of disruption by the Assam authorities.
Democratic India has 196 indigenous languages on the verge of extinction!
In his letter "Incredible India need to accommodate all !"( 19 May), Mr. Aakash Shah
advises me to accord respect to all the languages and cultures of India. Had I been
a chauvinist Bengali, then I would not have cared whether the indigenous culture
of Arunachal Pradesh survive or not. Since Mr. Shah is absolutely ignorant of me,
let me assure him that not only do I belong to the male species, I have also dedicated
my life to raise the voice for the oppressed people and their endangered culture
and language. Thus I continue to vehemently protest against the Pandit's ouster from
Kashmir Valley, pogrom against the Sikhs( New Delhi, 1984) and Muslims( Gujarat,
2002), physical atrocities perpetrated on the North Indians in Mumbai, assault on
Tamils in Karnataka whenever the Cauvery water dispute crops up, attack on Christians
in Orissa, discrimination against the locals in industrial sector of Assam and the
assaults on North-Eastern students in New Delhi. Again I demand promotion of Dogri
language in Jammu, congratulate Mr.Laxmikant Shetgaonkar for his film 'Paltadacho
Munis' which placed Konkani cinema in the world map, support Karnataka's initiative
of according utmost respect to the Kannada language, urging the Centre to confer
the nation's highest civilian honour on Dr. Bhupen Hazarika and protest when New
Delhi administration tries to put a bar on the attire and food habits of the North
Eastern students living in the national capital. Thus, I don't want to learn from
Mr. Aakash Shah what pariotism, Indianness or respect for all languages and cultures
is all about.
Actually there exists a set of Indians who try to measure an Indian's patriotism
with the sole yardstick of Hindi. A rabid supporter of Hindi is necessarily a "true"
Indian, while anyone who dares to question the Constitutional or moral authority
of Hindi to lord over the rest of Indian languages or urges different ethnic groups
to remain true to their own indigenous culture is promptly dubbed as "merchants of
hatred"! So, Mr. Shah, who are the harbingers of Indian nationalism? The authorities,
who do not hesitate to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states, that too by displacing
the local languages?
Mr. Shah has presented few unique "logic" to prove Hindi's "superiority". He asserted
that more than average Indians from different states know the language. Leave aside
numerically bigger languages like Telugu, Bengali or Marathi; even if Konkani, Kokbarak
or Tulu had been sponsored (actually imposed) by the Central authorities through
more than six decades, those fringe languages would also have been fluently spoken
by a large section of Indians. Hindi is dominating over India not due to its merit,
but just because of the undue paronage it is receiving from the Centre. Mr. Shah
should advise the Hindi-sponsors that India is not the paternal property or colony
of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan or Haryana; but a conglomeration of different
regions, each having a distinct language of its own. He should protest when as much
as Rs.36 crore a year gets sanctioned to promote Hindi within the country, the amount
being much larger than the sum sanctioned for all other Indian languages put together!
If people of Phillipines, China, Malaysia or Jordan can speak a bit of Hindi, again
it is due to the reality that it is always Hindi which gets projected as the sole
language of India in international forum and millions of dollars are invested to
propagate the language in foreign shores. And as far as receiving the feel and warmth
of being Indian in alien nations is concerned; not only Hindi, but conversation in
any Indian language will serve the purpose.
Mr. Shah would render a great service to India if instead of accusing me to create
restlessness and dividing the nation in the name of language, he reserves such advice
for the parochial authorities who not only term Hindi as the "Rajbhasa"( thereby
humiliating the non-Hindi speakers as "Praja" who form atleast 60% of the Indian
population), but also dare to exhort people to learn Hindi so as to know India better!
This directly implies that those who are ignorant of the language are in dark about
national affairs! If this is not a classic example of brainwashing and linguistic
fanaticism, then I don't know what is. Just because of the glorified status of Hindi,
its speakers not only enjoy undue advantage in service and education sectors) (thereby
posing a direct assault on the democratic norms of the multi-lingual country); but
also try to belittle the other linguistic groups. This is the very reason why anti-Hindi
sentiments are growing leaps and bounds right from Assam to Maharashtra to Karnataka.
And less said about Bollywood the better. Yes, Censor Board does exist, but it has
completely failed to sanitise the mainstream Bollywood films. Either the supporters
of Bollywood are "Idiots" or myself is an "Idiot"! And the vulgar display of women
in the name of "glamour" and glorification of eve-teasing in the guise of "romance"
have simply destroyed the culture of the nation whereby the women-folk get treated
merely as sex objects. Yes, Bollywood is next to Hollywood; but in marketing power
only, not in terms of quality. Rather the films made in Kerala, West Bengal and the
North-East are intellectually far far superior than its Bollywood counterparts.
Lastly, languages do wash away one's culture and doom a province. The world history
bears witness to the fact that innumerable languages have got wiped away from the
face of the earth due to linguistic imperialism of the State or dominant communities.
Even in West Bengal, a number of CBSE-affiliated schools do not offer Bengali as
a subject and the Central Government employees are coaxed to work in Hindi. Thus
Bengali is slowly but steadily marching towards its doom. Thanks to India's pathetic
indifference towards the non-Hindi languages, this "democratic" nation proudly holds
the numero uno position in the world with as many as 196 indigenous languages on
the verge of extinction! Very recently, we have lost the Bo language of Andaman and
Nicobar Islands for ever. Far from being disappointed, the "nationalists" like Mr.
Shah shamelessly claim that Hindi is the second major language in the islands! Mere
raising of the slogan of "Incredible India" will not do, Mr. Shahs should protest
the effort of transforming India into a mono-lingual(Hindi) State and engage themselves
in retaining linguistic diversities of the colourful land.
Kolkata-114, (On email)
are still waiting for results
We request the fire service department to declare the interview results for the posts
of fireman for which the interview was held four months back.
It is very unfortunate that in spite of recommendation of our names by the Arunachal
Olympic Association (AOA) for the posts of fireman, the Govt did not pay any heed.
Though we had fulfilled all criterion and appeared in written test, viva-voce for
the posts under the sports quota, we are forced to live with depression and uncertainty
as the results are yet to be announced.
Hope, the fire service department will consider the matter on priority basis and
declare the results immediately.
Taba Ajum’s article was in good taste
Response by Bengia Abing and Arun Kumar Mehta on Taba Ajum’s “Arunachal need to act
before being relegated to minority in their homeland” is not in good taste.
First of all I did not find his article communal or divisive from any angle. If
one carefully read his article he had basically spoke about illegal immigrant and
business mafia going on in our state. He has rightly given example of Tripura, where
local tribal are now minority.
In national newspaper like Times of India often we read about journalist writing
about illegal Bangladeshi migrant coming to India. Do those journalists become communal
for such write ups?
Arun Kumar Mehta and Bengia Abing should apologize to tribal people for writing that
Tribals of state beg at the door of MLAs or ministers. This is an insult to many
tribal elders like my father and many more who work hard to give us better life.
Also how can they say that only non tribal people are good tenant? Many tribal families
are living in house rent in capital complex and owner has no issue. I would like
to appeal to our fellow Arunachalee to seriously take up this issue of illegal migrant
coming to our state. Liberalism is good but having small population we should be
protective of ourselves. And I would request Taba Ajum to carry on his good work.
First time in long time our state has found a journalist who had dared to write differently.
Kudos to Arunachal Times for Reader’s Forum. You are best newspaper of the whole
Bangalore (on email)
In the name of NSCN
The recent report on NSCN trying to forcefully convert the people of some village
to Christians is really very anguishing.
The same people some few years back had destroyed The Rang Frah Temple in Changlang
in the name of their greater cause. .Actually they are just giving their god's peace
messages straight from their high command. Not only are these, the people of Changlang
and Tirap districts paying their taxes to these so called missionaries.
It is openly known fact that the two factions of the same underground outfits are
having their base set up in this two district. The salaried class has to spend 24%
of their income annually for running the parallel govt. and the trader community
is shelling out large part of their hard earned money for them. There is a long
list that could be prepared and that too in the name of ceasefire.
The recent reports on paper about the deplorable condition of Khonsa township is
very true. You can see it by yourself when you happen to visit this side of the state.
I had wished that Home Minster P.Chidambaram take a trip of Khonsa during his last
visit of the district.
The question is why is the govt, simply extending its ceasefire when we know that
there cannot be any amicable solution to this problem if we consider about its creation.
During the period of ceasefire, the underground factions have been able to extort
money from Tirap and Changlang districts, so that they can send it to their bosses
for their trip to Bangkok to India and back to Amsterdam. And sometimes to Hebron
too if the watchful eye is sleeping.
And if one believe the grapevine, a "third faction” is just gearing up to grab a
few bite consisting of people dislocated from the “IM & K " group.
What’s the progress in Tirap?
I would like to know the progress of New Longding District, Patkai Autonomous Council
and Patkai District Autonomous Council through your paper. I would also like to know
about the progress regarding Wangcha Rajkumar Government College Deomali popularly
known as mobile college. Has it got permanent location? If yes, I would like to know
whether it will be in Deomali or Charju-Khela. Undecided issues in Tirap and Changlang
are making people more confused.
I believe that Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and his council of Ministers and concerned
MLAs will persue the matter and convert our dream into reality.
KKSU demands buses
ITANAGAR, May 20: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) has appealed to the state transport
department to facilitate bus service from Itanagar to Liromoba passing through Tirbin
for the convenience of local residents. In a submission to the general manager,
Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Department, union informed that roads of area have
improved considerably and government should start bus service on urgent basis.
Union informed that earlier there was bus service from Itanagar to Liromoba which
has been since discontinued by transport department. KKSU informed that people of
Liromoba constituency is facing lots of problem because of non-availability of bus
Football coaching for Arunachalee youngsters
ITANAGAR, May 20: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) will conduct football
coaching for players of age bracket between 7-11 years and 11-15 years at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun from June two onwards.
Further, examination for state Class I and Class II referees would also be conducted
very soon, APFA informed in a release.
Meanwhile, a national level coaching camp for women footballers began at Wakro under
Lohit district today, according to Women’s Football Association Arunachal Pradesh.
CT Mein, Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Husbadry and Veterinary and Colonel DN
Mallik, 26th Maratha Light Infantry have attended the inaugural function as chief
guest and guest of honour respectively.
Lowang to represent Aruanchal
ITANAGAR, May 20: Master Gangpang Lowang of Luthang village of Tirap district will
represent Arunachal Pradesh at Sub-Junior National Taekwondo Championship scheduled
to be held at Guwahati from August 28 to 30 next.
Lowang won a gold medal in sub-junior boys at the 18th state level taekwondo championship
held at Aalo recently and by winning the medal he became the youngest champion of
APRMSA meeting held
ITANAGAR, May 20: District level Management Committee meeting on Rastriya Madhyamik
Siksha Abhiyan, Papum Pare District was held at Deputy Commissioner Office Chamber
The meeting, after a long discussion on the plan has approved to forward the plan
to APRMSA, Itanagar.
Meanwhile, the DC suggested to take proper care while preparing the long term prospective
plan of the district in order to avoid any future complicacy.
Mass social service
ITANAGAR, May 20: Around 900 people including young and aged conducted a mass
social service at Danyi-Piilo ground in Hapoli on May 18 last. The social service
was organized by the Danyi-Piilo Ground Protection Forum, a common forum of Apatani
Priests Association, Danyi-Piilo Society and Meder Nello Committees of Apatani Plateau.
The district administration and Govt. departments in the district also rendered all
possible service by providing truck, labour and JCB, while business community of
Hapoli offered light refreshment to the social workers. The social work is third
of its kind since 1966.
AATKUO resolve to save culture
ITANAGAR, May 20: All Abo Tani Ku Youth Organization (AATKYO) in its executive
meeting held yesterday at Itanagar unanimously resolved to save the culture and
heritage of the Arunachal Pradesh and sought cooperation of the people.
Committee calls for protection to deal with dam breakage
ITANAGAR: Mebo Area Bachao Committee in a memorandum to Chief Minister has called
on the government for protection measures to ensure safety of the people in an event
of dam breakage of Dibang and Lower Siang Hydro projects. Citing an Environmental
Management Plan (EMP) report that states that most areas under Mebo administrative
Circle shall be submerged if there is such a catastrophe, the Committee led by Aku
Borang and Shoney Pertin called for construction of RCC guide bund along Sisiri/Sisar/
Siang River, creation of drainage channel, construction of raised platforms, installation
of alert system at Ngopok, Motum and Namsing, construction of raise platform, creation
of green belt along the bank of Sisiri/Sisar/Siang . They further called for creation
and management of health centres at Mebo, Siluk and Aoholi villages to deal with
emergencies and 80% job reservation for local people.
PhD for APCS officer
ITANAGAR: Olik Taring has been awarded PhD in Anthropology for his thesis “Lineage
Mapping of Nyishi of Arunachal Pradesh” by Rajiv Gandhi University. He finished his
PhD under the guidance of Dr Sucheta Choudhury. The degree will be conferred to him
during the next convocation of the University. Taring is an APCS officer of 2003
ITANAGAR, May 20: Chambang Area Sangcha Ajing Association has appointed a new team
of executive with Biki Tamang, Miching Ponglu and Charu Tamo as president, vice-president
and general secretary.
ITANAGAR, May 20: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) is organizing a seminar
on the theme “ Indian National Congress—Vision of inclusive growth and evolution
of Indian Economic Policy at Vikekananda Hall, R K Mission complex, here on May 21.
The programme is being organized to commemorate the 19th death anniversary of former
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and as a part of the year-long celebration of 125 years
of Foundation of Indian Naitonal Congress.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki and Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu have consented to attend the programme.
The director of Gandhi Darshan and Smriti Dr Savita Singh and Prof Suresh Mishra
of Indian Institute of Public Administration will be the resource persons, while
AICC secretary Ranji Thomas will represent the AICC in the seminar.