ANSU seeks HM’s intervention
ITANAGAR, May 22: All Nyishi Students Union in a memorandum to the Home Minister
has called on him to initiate talks with Assam government on atrocities being faced
by the villagers of Bello-Lora of Kimin Circle in Papum Pare so that normalcy is
restored in the area. The Union said that intervention from both the state governments
is needed so that people along both sides of the border live peacefully.
It said that people are being harassed and development works stalled by the Assam
officials while adding that last year, a school building was destroyed at Bukla village
by the forces. It further demanded deployment of indigenous officers from APCS cadre
at border districts as they have better understanding of the local problems. The
Union has further called for proper functioning of Directorate of Border Affairs
with sufficient funds and infrastructure. It further said that Department should
have funds to take care of the victims of illegal evictions being carried out by
the Assam authorities.
The Union also called for early arrest of culprits involved in the murder of College
Student Dohu Raja.
Apang invited to Vesak celebration in Bangkok
ITANAGAR, May 22: Former Union Minister Omak Apang has been invited to attend the
7th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations that is scheduled to be held in Ayutthaya
and Bangkok , Thailand from May 22-26 and is being hosted by MC university and Inner
Trip Reiyukai International (ITRI).
The theme for the 2010 celebrations is Global Recovery-A Buddhist Perspective. The
thrice sacred day of Vesak celebrating the Birth, Enlightment and Passing away of
Gautam Budhha was recognized by the United Nations in its General Assembly resolution
General with Vir Chakra awardee at SLSA
ITANAGAR, May 22: Arunachalees have the inborn talents for every sport, said Arunachal
Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh, while expressing happiness on selection of six Arunachalee
boys for the Army Sport School, Pune. Accompanied by his father Lt. Col JS Marwah
(Retd.) and 1971 Indo-Pak War hero and Vir Chakra awardee Major Gen Manjeet Duggal
(Retd.), Gen Singh, who was at the golf driving range of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy,
Chimpu today said, the indigenous youth have potential for every adventure and regular
sport but just needs direction and opportunity. And I am trying my best to provide
it, he added.
Along with development and financial empowerment of rural populous, Gen Singh, who
have been encouraging the youth towards outdoor games suggested some points to the
officials for further improvement of the only Sport Institute of the State and also
assured to take up with concerned authorities on it.
Making some lofty and powerful shots covering more than the 200-yard length driving
range, Gen Singh asked the sport Department to initiate another golf orientation
camp for students and youths, once the academic session begins.
NEDWS chalks out action plan
ITANAGAR, May 22: The North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) today resolved
to take up various activities towards preservation of indigenous culture, heritage
and identity and promotion of indigenous dialects and Tanilipi script. These decisions
were taken after threadbare discussion on various development activities in Arunachal
Pradesh in particular and North East in general in the executive body meeting of
NEDWS held here today.
The meeting also decided to preserve Mithun as a state animal and take up social
activities like eye camp, tree plantation at I G Park, Polo Park, and Donyi-Polo
Hearing Impaired school campus, Chimpu, the Society said while adding that it will
also extend cooperation to leading NGOs like Muskan and AADS. The Society chief advisor
Tani Koyu impart a lesson on Tanilipi script to all the members, while NEDWS president
Tabom Boje highlighted the activities to be taken by the organization. Society’s
finance secretary Michi Tani also spoke on organization matters.
UNO lauds decision
ITANAGAR, May 22: United Nyishi Organisation (UNO) “congratulated” the MLAs of the
community for waking up from their deep slumber to discuss burning issues confronting
the Nyishis. The organization gave the response after the MLAs of the community called
a meeting on June 10 to discuss the raising numbers of organizations from the community.
Without naming, UNO further said that many otherorgnisations have mushroomed from
within the community against one particular organization as instead of addressing
the concerns of the community has relegated itself to promote self interest.
The Union further said that an enquiry be constituted detailing the organizations
indulged in “blackmailing and the Nyishi leaders for lakhs of money for organizing
elections, political movement against several political leaders”.
Dambuk faces flood fury
ROING, May 22: Sisiri River is flowing above the danger level and causing massive
erosion to Ivrom wet cultivable field. The flood water at Dambuk area threatens
Ivrom, Rebok and Peli, the rice bowl of the sub-division and the people at large.
“This Sisiri River is great threat to Dambuk and if Ivrom washed out then Rebok and
Peli would equally face the same disaster. People here are facing great hardship
and are making use of elephant service over river Sisiri to ferry the people. However
getting out of the subdivision is unthinkable during flood”, said former minister
Roding Pertin. Pertin said the Sisiri river need to be tamed immediately. A master
project is to be made to protect Dambuk and the entire sub-division, else the area
and its people may face havoc in days to come, Pertin added.
During rainy days the entire sub-division remains cut off following flood in Dibang,
Sisiri and their various tributaries. Chopper service is only the link during monsoon.
Former minister also urged the state government and the MLA to provide regular copter
service to mitigate the suffering of the people.
Centre assured early construction of green field airport
ITANAGAR, May 22: Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has assured to enhance
the project cost of Karsingsa Greenfield Airport from the estimated cost of Rs 4.50
crore to Rs 9.50. This assurance came when the state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
president Ngurang Pinch called on the minister at New Delhi on May 20. The minister
also assured to expedite the procedural work for early construction of the airport
to help local people take the advantage of flight service in their own state, informed
state NCP unit vice president Karto Kaye in a release.
Meanwhile, state NCP unit expressed gratitude to union minister for his assurance
for early construction of the green field airport.
Land donated for health sub-centre
ITANAGAR, May 22: The people of the Joram area in Lower Subansiri district decided
to donate a plot of land for construction of health sub-centre near the existing
old sub centre at Joram. This decision was unanimously taken by the panchayat leaders,
gaon buras, head gaon bura and general public in a development meeting held at Govt
secondary school, Joram today, informed Joram Mich, Gram chairperson, who also presided
over the meeting.
While appreciating the department concerned for according sanction for construction
of new health centre, the people of Joram also appealed the authorities to begin
the building construction work.
VT-AWIC gets Uma Maa Sahib Award
CHONGKHAM, May 22: VT-AWIC Youth Library Network received the Uma Maa Sahib Award
instituted by Anu Shiksha Seva Trust (ASSET), Wakro.
Chandralesh Chouhan, Unit Chief of Army Wives Welfare Association of the 26 Maratha
Light Infantry presented the award to the Network.
Kesilu Tayang, an active library volunteer in wakro received the Citation and cash
award from Chouhan, in the presence of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network coordinator
S. Mundayoor, Col. H.S.Chouhan, Commanding Officer, 26 MLI and senior officers of
The award is extended by ASSET every year in honour of Maa Uma Devi, a saintly mother
Col. Chouhan appreciated the tireless efforts of the Library volunteers and expressed
hope that the Library network will help the youth in many ways.
Interacting with Kesilu and Amilu, Chandralesh Chouhan congratulated the Library
volunteers and lauded their efforts to promote the much needed healthy reading habit.
ASSET also thanked Capt, Abhay for organizing the function.
International Biological Diversity Day observed
ITANAGAR, May 22: Nature Care and Disaster Management Society, Ziro in collaboration
with the GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, North East Unit,
Itanagar has celebrated the International Biological Diversity Day at Ziro Valley
Speaking on the function, Chairman NCADMS Rubu Buker highighted the importance of
Biodiversity and also briefed about the need to protect flora and fauna of the state.
The traditional practices of Jhum cultivation destroyed the many important plant
species including the medicinal plant species, which need to be adressed properly
by formulating proper policies for the protection of these species. And the local
people are to be taken care of by adopting alternative method for their livelihood.
So that their extreme dependence on the natural resources can be minimized at lowest
level, he added.
On the occasion, drawing and essay commpetitions for school children was conducted.
Mihin Mamung, Rubu Nomo and Hage Oniya got the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the senior
group essay writing competition. While, Pisa Ram, Michi Tadii and Hage Tatu were
adjudged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner of the junior group drawing competition
APB&OCWWB’s awareness campaign in W/Kameng and Tawang end
ITANAGAR May 22: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare
Board(APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam has completed his 12 days awareness tour in
West Kameng and Tawang districts successfully.
The main aim of the tour was to bring awareness amongst construction workers of
two districts on welfare and social security measures being taken for the workers
engaged in Building and Other Construction activities in the state under the APB&OCWW
Board and Labour Acts.
Sonam along with T. Jerang, Labour Officer West Kameng and Tawang and members of
All Arunachal Pardesh Workers Union & INTUC West Kameng Unit held series of awareness
camp-cum-workshop in the labour concentrated areas of this two districts during
Sonam was highly impressed by seeing the people of Sange village working at Mini
Hydro Project site at Jangdok under the supervision of HGB of Sange. Each household
is contributing their labour and wages will be equally distributed among them,
HGB informed. He also interacted with local women workers under BRO and enquired
about their well being. He opined that this should be set as an example in all other
districts of the state and young boys and girls should be encouraged to work under
BROs so as to minimize unemployment problems in the state.
Earlier he held awareness camp at Jang on May 17 last and apprised the labourers
and HoDs about the Boards objectives. Later on the way back to headquarter he met
deputy commissioner of West Kameng. The DC assured that he will immediately direct
all works departments under his jurisdiction to pay 1% cess to the Labour Welfare
Study circle remembers Rajiv Gandhi
ITANAGAR, May 22: Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle, Arunachal Pradesh unit in collaboration
with Ceed Institute observed the “Remembrance Day” on the 19th death anniversary
of former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi on May 21.
The state co-ordinator of the study circle, Kipa Kaha while recalling the dream
of former PM Rajiv Gandhi to make India strong, independent, self reliant, he requested
the youths to work with dedication to fulfill his vision. R. L. Lalum, General Secretary,
APYC also stressed to constitute RGSC in the zonal, districts and every educational
institutions of the state to strengthen the organization.
Another coordinator Nima Sange said one has to be follower of Gandhian philosophy
while participating dedicatedly in the nation building process. Development can
be achieved only in peaceful environment. The gathering unanimously decided to conduct
seminars, essay competitions and conference in every educational institution in the
state. Co-ordinator Kiron Lonchung explained the aim, objectives and programmes of
the Study Circle.
Earlier, Ashok Gehlot, chairman of RGSC New Delhi has appointed Kipa Kaha, Nima
Sange and Kiron Lonchung as state coordinators for Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle Arunachal
VKV Parents Association meet held
ITANAGAR, May 22: Arunachal Pradesh Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Parents Association
(APVKVPA) discussed various problems being faced by the Vidyalayas in its central
executive meeting at Naharlagun today.
While reviewing the reported assurance of the education minister to extend grant
and aids in term of 6th CPC to the teaching and non-teaching staff of all the VKVs
in Arunachal Pradesh during the meetings on May 8 and 28 last, the Association said
based on the assurance, the AP VKV Trust had to rollback the fees hike in VKVs.
The meeting also appealed the experienced and senior VKV teachers not to leave the
Vidyalayas since the State Govt is taking up the matter to remove the disparity of
salary and allowances of the VKV teachers, the Association said. It further said
that the right to education should be implemented in all VKV schools from the current
Common accountaing system training held
ITANAGAR, May 22: Manpower Development and Management Institute, Shillong in collaboration
with Arunachal Pradesh Coop. Training Centre Naharlagun conducted a three day training
programme on common accounting stystem for Micro Credit Cooperative at Kadorna Welfare
Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd, Itanagar from May 19-21 last.
Chairman, AP State Coop. Union AT Kulo attended the inaugural function as chief guest.
Director MDMI, Shillong Dr. JB Dutta and Chairperson, KMPCS Ltd, Itanagar Yapi Kulo
also spoke on the occasion.
FM, MDMI, Shillong AN Dutta and Principal APCTC, Naharlagun SC Nath attended the
programme as resource persons,
Altogather 67 trainees attended the training programme.
Complete road constructions: EKBJYM
ITANAGAR, May 22: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, East Kameng district has appealed
the authorities to complete construction of Seppa-Chayang Tajo, Seppa-Bameng and
other under-construction roads, besides beatification of township as early as possible.
Training prog on MGREGA in Kurung Kumey ends
ITANAGAR, May 22: Handicapped, Orphan, Widows and Old-Age Society (HOWOAS) had conducted
a series of gram panchayat level training programme on MGREGA in various circles
of Kurung Kumey disrict from May 11 to 19 last.
During the training programmes, all the circle officers of respective circle took
part and educated the panchayat members, gaon buras and villagers on various aspects
of the MRGREGA and its funding pattern. The programme was sponsored by the State
Institute of Rural Development.
Pt. Nehru’s birth anniversary on May 27
ITANAGAR: National Students Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh is observing
the 46th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar
on May 27.
Green Mount excel in AISSCE result
ITANAGAR: Green Mount School, Itanagar excelled in the AISSCE Class XII result 2010.
A total of 49 students appeared in the examination. The students achieved 96% pass
percentage with 70% of the student securing first class marks. Reshma Venu topped
the list of successful students with 81.2%.
The school managing committee appreciated the students for their success and bringing
laurel to the school. It also thanked the teaching faculty of the school for their
good works and hope they will continue to strive for the same in near future also.
‘Book the culprit’
ITANAGAR: Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) appealed the District authority to take up proper
investigation to book the culprit involved in the theft case of ancestral beads of
an old woman at Mariyang recently.