ITANAGAR, May 28: The NEC Chairman’s Sports Awards would be conferred to 12 outstanding
sportspersons from the North Eastern Region, who won Gold, Silver or Bronze medals
in the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games & National Games in the year 2010-11.
The awards carry cash prizes of Rs.10 Lakh, Rs.5 Lakh and Rs.3 Lakh for Gold, Silver
and Bronze medalist in Commonwealth and Asian Games respectively and Rs.3 Lakh, Rs.2
Lakh and Rs.1 Lakh for Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners respectively for National
Games. The cash awards for Olympic Games are Rs.40 Lakh, Rs.20 Lakh and Rs.10 Lakh
for Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners respectively.
Earlier in the month, the North East Council (NEC) announced cash reward for sportspersons
from the region who get medals in the Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games
and National Games. Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Chairman
of North East Council, Bijoy Krishna Handique approved the cash awards.
The awardees include, Somdev Kishore Dev Barman (Tripura), Jayanta Talikdar (Assam),
M. Suranjoy Singh, Y. Renubala, L. Bombayala Devi, NG Sonia, Kh. Bheigyabati, A.
Sandhyarani, L. Monica, W. Sandhyarani, M. Bimoljit, and M.C Mary Kom, all from Manipur.
Somdev Kishore Dev Barman got the highest reward of Rs. 33 Lakh for his outstanding
performance in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. He won a Gold in Commonwealth
Games held in New Delhi, two Gold and a Bronze medals in Asian Games held in China.
Pugilist Suronjoy will get Rs. 13 lakh for his Gold in Commonwelath and Silver in
Archer Jayanta Talukdar would be given Rs 9 Lakh for winning three bronze two in
Commonwealth Games and one in Asian Games. Manipuri Archer L.Bombayala Devi will
receive Rs 10 lakh for his gold medal winning performance in Commonwealth Games.
Weightlifter NG Sonia of Manipur will be given Rs 5 Lakh for her Silver medal in
Kh.Bheigyabati, A.Sandhyarani, L.Monica, W.Sandhyarani, M.Bimoljit, and M.C Mary
Kom will get Rs.3 Lakh each.
The award would be conferred during the 60th NEC Plenary Meeting to be held at New
Delhi on June 16 and 17, 2011, said Bijoy Krishna Handique, Minister of DoNER at
New Delhi yesterday, according to a release issued by the Ministry of Development
of North Eastern Region.
“It is heartening to learn that out of the 12 awardees this year, 10 are from Manipur.
Therefore, it is the Government to recognize their accomplishments in the sports
arena in a befitting manner in the presence of all Chief Ministers and Governors
of all the NE States,” Handique said. He further said that he was proud to be a
part of this process and occasion, the release added.
‘Make the roads free from stray animals’
ITANAGAR, May 28: While reminding the District administration about its earlier order
on domestic stray animals, which directed the owners to keep their animals in captive,
the Capital Youth Organization (CYO) today demanded the authority to swing into action
to free roads from such stray animals.
While lamenting that the order remained on paper only, CYO said, “free roaming of
domestic animals has caused road accidents on several occasions besides creating
It also demanded the city police to impose massive traffic and security restrictions
for all categories of vehicles and unruly drivers should be penalized. It appealed
to the police to regularly conduct awareness campaign on traffic rules.
GSU against arrest in Aalo
ITANAGAR, May 28: The Galo Students Union (GSU) has condemned the arrest of its legal
advisor Kenbom Bagra. In an emergency meeting of central executive of GSU after the
arrest of its advisor, the Union has unanimously decided to fight legally and start
a mass movement against the unwarranted arrest unless he is unconditionally released.
The arrest of Bagra without any valid reason is unbecoming and uncalled for, the
Union said while adding that if such act is repeated then there will be complete
anarchy in entire Galo inhabited area.
The act of Deputy Commissioner West Siang, Amjad Tak, has once again provoked the
sentiments of the people, it said while demanding immediate transfer of Deputy Commissioner
West Siang, from the district. The GSU will not tolerate any attempts by Govt. to
suppress the democratic voice of aggrieved people, it said.
PR leaders demand transfer of civil servants
ITANAGAR, May 28: Tali Anchal Chairperson Rodak Tadik, in a release, said that all
the 16 ASMs and GPMs of Tali Block in a meeting held recently have unanimously resolved
to demand the competent authority to transfer those civil servants who have already
completed 3 years of service in Tali Block.
While urging the Tali MLA to take a quick action against those civil servants, the
ASM in its release said that the decision was taken by the panchayat leaders against
those officers in view of their ‘non-cooperation, misuse of power and function.’
East Siang DCC flays USPA
ITANAGAR, May 28: East Siang District Congress Committee (DCC) vehemently criticized
the United Siang Progressive Alliance (USPA) for its statement questioning the shifting
of Tako Dabi from home ministry to fishery and induction of Pema Khandu in Jarbom
Terming the USPA statement as concocted, cooked and deliberate attempt to mislead
the civil societies, DCC said that the Alliance should not dictate the Government
in its policy and programme.
The DCC urged the USPA not to make unnecessary political issue out of no issue and
added that will of the people of East Siang should not be decided by few individual
in the name of organization and people.
The DCC further said that questioning the induction of Pema Khandu in the ministry
is unfortunate, irresponsible and it is against spirit of society after the tragic
death of former CM. USPA statement not only hurt the people of Kameng area, grief
stricken family, it also hurt the people of East Siang, the DDC said and urged the
Alliance to make unconditional apology to the people of respective district.
DCC also appealed all the citizens and organizations not to blame the Govt and refrain
from baseless allegations in the name of region and people.
Early start of works under SPA demanded
ITANAGAR, May 28: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) urged the various govt.
departments in East Kameng district to start execution of works under SPA as per
Though it is a time-bound scheme to be completed in the month of September 2011,
no work has been started yet in the district, AEKSU said in a release. It urged the
deputy commissioner and legislators of the district to look into the matter so that
schemes meant for the benefit of people are properly executed and implemented.
The students union also urged the executing agencies, contractors of Rajiv Gandhi
Gramya Vityutikaran Yujna (RGGVY) in the district to speed up their work so that
electrification works are completed before March, 2012, the targeted period. According
to AEKSU, many projects, even pole erection works are yet to be done in many places
in the district.
Drawing competition held
NAHARLAGUN, May 28: Naharlagun based Reliance Life Insurance (RLI) organized a junior
level drawing and painting competition here at Jubilee English School Lekhi village
Around sixty eight students participated in the competition in which Taw Ane, Techi
Jill and Tok Baby bagged the first, second and third prize, while Licha Yani, Likha
Tado, Techi Ani and Teli Takam got the consolation prize.
Speaking as chief guest, RLI branch manager Ponung Pada asked the participants to
actively participate in such co-curricular activities besides studying. The RLI will
conduct such activities in the capital complex very soon, she informed.
JES principal Gary Seiboi Kipgen thanked RLI for conducting the events. “Such competition
gives the students a platform to show their talent and will keep them competitive”,
ITANAGAR, May 28: Bogum Ao Foundation (BAF), Itanagar, in its general body conference
today, which was attended by former minister Lijum Ronya, has unanimously selected
Tony Koyu as the new president and Karpak Sora as general secretary.
District NCP leaders resign
ITANAGAR, May 28: West Siang district NCP leaders including its president, vice president
and general secretaries have resigned from primary membership of the district NCP
While requesting the state NCP president to accept their resignations, the NCP leaders
including district NCP president and leaders of NCP blocks and sub-blocks in its
joint letter to state NCP president said ‘since we have completed the tenure as
district unit and carried out our entrusted and assigned duties we hereby dissolved
the NCP district unit as well as resigned from primary membership and portfolios
of the party purely on personal ground for healthy and democratic party organization
ATDSU resents poor performance
ITANAGAR, May 28: Expressing dismay over the poor performance of BRTF and BSNL authorities
in Tawang and West Kameng districts, All Tawang District Students Union (ATDSU)
urged both BRTF and BSNL to come up to the expectation of people immediately. While
discussing the performance of both the organizations, the union said that the condition
of Bhalukpong to Tawang road is getting worse day by day while BSNL network is
creating trouble instead of providing improved service. The union further appealed
the Central Govt to monitor the working of the BRTF. We want result, not assurance,
Ziro-Ita Sumo, bus service suspended on Jun 4
ITANAGAR, May 28: All Lower Subansiri Maxi-Cab Association has decided to stop Tata
Sumo and Bus services from Ziro to Itanagar and vice versa for a day on June 4 next
in view of the ensuing annual conference of the association.
It is regretted that the date was wrongly published as June 14 in May 28 issue.
Swearing in of Parl Secretaries
ITANAGAR: The swearing-in ceremony of the Parliamentary Secretaries to the government
of Arunachal Pradesh will be held on Monday, 30 May at 1000 hrs at the State Banquet
Hall. Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin will administer the oath of office and secrecy
to the new team.
3 Arunachalees selected for 11th Asian Karate C’ship
ITANAGAR: Three Karatekas from Arunachal Pradesh have been selected to represent
the country at 11th Asian Karate Championship scheduled to the held in China during
Likha Lej, Tage Saa and Rei Yadi were selected in a selection trial conducted at
Tal Kotora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi by All India Karate Do Federation today, Bulang
Marik, coach cum manager of the team, told The Arunachal Times over telephone from
New Delhi this evening. Sinne Mikhu, however, missed the China event as he lost his
bout against his opponent from Haryana in the semifinal, Marik, also secretary of
Arunachal Karate Do Association, (AKA) informed.
Committee urges verification
ITANAGAR: Questioning the entry of large number of private financial institutions
in the state capital, All India Quami Ekta Committee (AIQEC) has urged the state
Govt to verify the authenticity of such financial institutions.
Saying that some private financial institutions are collecting crores of rupees from
public, the Committee said the innocent people of the state may be deceived in future
if their credentials are not properly checked.