May 10

BJP’s mass contact programme launched

ITANAGAR, May 09: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today launched the party’s “Maha Sampark Abhiyaan” (mass contact programme) at Namsai in presence of party leaders and workers.

The main objective of the programme is to meet the new members, who joined the party through online registration, to collect their complete data, including social and economic status or condition for further necessary action, said Rijiju. He also apprised the gathering about the party’s '''No politics while working for the nation” ideology on the occasion and elaborated on the central government's policy of giving 100 percent works to the local contractors only and encourage small contractors by giving 10 percent advance.

The union minister was accompanied by Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga, former MP Tapir Gao, legislators Laisam Simai, Tesam Pongte, BJP state president Tai Tagak, Vice President Nani Lajie and Secretary Vijay Sonam.

The meeting was presided over by party (State) General Secretary Dominic Tadar.


Rangiya-Murkongselek train services soon

ITANAGAR, May 09: NF Railway will start both passenger and goods train services between Rangiya and Murkong-selek shortly as gauge conversion and inspection works of the much awaited national project has been completed.

Sudarshan Nayak, Commissioner of Railway Safety, NF Circle, Kolkata inspected the newly converted BG line from Sripani to Murkongselek (72 Km) and Balipara to Bhalukpong (34.8 Km) recently.

The gauge conversion from Sripani to Murkongselek and Balipara to Bhalukpong is a part of Rangiya – Murkongselek (511.88 Km) gauge conversion project.


Former MLA resigns

ITANAGAR, May 9: Former Koloriang MLA Lokam Tassar has resigned from the primary membership of INC citing financial mismanagement by the Congress led state government as the reason. Further former Upper Koloriang ZPM has also resigned from the primary membership of the party with Tassar.


Biometric system in schools

ITANAGAR, May 9: In an effort to streamline the education system in the state, biometric system is being introduced in all the schools of the state to check absenteeism of teachers. The department also expedited the promotion of more than dozen number of headmasters and vice principals which was left pending for some time and have been posted to schools in remote areas which were running without regular staff.

The department also informed that, making the dream come true for many students of the state who look forward to studying in Sainik schools, a Sainik school is being set up at Niglok.


Approach road to prayer centre repaired

ITANAGAR, May 9: The approach road to the 2nd Coming Christian Prayer Centre Upper Jullang-II was constructed today by its members and staffs. The dilapidated road was converted into a concrete road.


Training on NERPAP at Daporijo

DAPORIJO, May 9: A day long training on Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) for EROs/AEROs was held at Daporijo today.

Highlighting the various aspects of NERPAP, state level master trainer, Ravi Jha explained in brief about various processes of feeding and seeding Aadhaar number with EPIC database. He urged the officers to work hard to achieve error free electoral roll. The training was supplemented by Liken Koyu, AERO, through power point presentation.

Later, Ravi Jha, who is also the Special Secretary (Home), inspected Daporijo Police Station and also interacted with police officers. He was accompanied by Orin Lego EAC (Judl).


Drinking water supply restored at Pakoti village

ITANAGAR, May 9: Anchal Samiti Member of 117-Pakoti GPC, Rohit Bayang in a release today informed that drinking water supply of Pakoti village under Seppa circle has been restored recently. It said that the entire village including the boys and girls hostel of Government Secondary School Pakoti was facing shortage of drinking water for the last couple of years with the disruption of the pipe line. The ASM further added that restoration was possible only after local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Mama Natung had sanctioned funds from his MLA LAD fund for the construction of three numbers of RCC water storage tanks. The drinking water pipe line was extracted from Chateso Nallah 1.5 kilometers from Pakoti village, ASM added.


Rangsowm Chum inaugurated

KHONSA, May 9: The newly constructed Rangsowm Chum at Soha village under the aegis of Rangfra Faith Promotion Society was inaugurated by Denhang Bosai, Secretary, Society for Promotion of Nocte Indigenous Culture amidst a mammoth gathering today.

Addressing the function, Bosai said, “The tribals of Arunachal Pradesh are already rich spiritually and need no interference from outsiders. If the outsiders are so considerate and concerned for the tribals, let them help us by providing education, healthcare facilities and all round development”. He said that as the major religions in the world were at loggerheads over petty differences, the simple tribal beliefs did not provide any scope to fight among themselves. Though the tribals had fought over land, river and forest they had never fought over their beliefs, said Bosai.

He further told the devotees and believers of Rangfra faith to utilize the Rangsowm Chum meaningfully by having discourse on spiritual aspects of the tribals and other matters that would help in good living.

The Secretary General of Rangfra Faith Promotion Society and its founder Latsam Khimhun in his message highlighted the basic tenets preached by the Rangfra faith adding the believers of Rangfra never coerced others.

Earlier, in his address Wangphok Ramwa of Soha Rangsowm Chum Committee threw light on the noble purpose of constructing the Rangsowm Chum that would go a long way in enriching the people’s spiritually. Prayers and discourses were held and speakers from Tirap and Changlang districts shared their views.

The inaugural function was attended by former Deomali ZPM Kangwang Lowang and prominent public leaders Arun Namaty, Ngonglin Boi, chiefs, GBs and public.  


Capacity training on pickle making

KOLORIANG, May 9: The capacity building training programme on Pickle Making under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) blocks of Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts was concluded successfully at Auditorium Hall, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Koloriang here today. The training programme was sponsored by the Department of Skill Development and Employment Generation, GoAP, and organized by Manghi Welfare Society (MWS), Sangram, Kurung Kumey district.

Addressing at the valedictory function, Koloriang project officer Er. Nguri Talo suggested the trainees to use the knowledge gained from the training. Talo asked them to develop innovative idea to make the products more attractive for effective income generation and self-employment. Talo also assured all possible cooperation from the concerned department.

Er. Bamang Chai, District Training Coordinator informed that the training programmes are being held under the initiative of Central and State Govts for skill development which will help the  unemployed youths to become self-reliant specially in international border area.

The MWS distributed certificates along with pickle making tool kits and raw materials to each trainee. The society also awarded the best performers in pickle making as token of encouragement. DIPRO


AACS launches 2nd phase agitation

ITANAGAR, May, 09: Reiterating it's demands, the Arunachal Anti Corruption Sena (AACS) today staged a dharna here at IG park as part of the 2nd phase of agitation against the state government demanding resignation of state Chief Minister on moral ground.

The Sena sticking to its earlier demands like CBI inquiry against alleged mismanagement of Rs 6911.55 crore deficit from 2012 to 2015, declaration of financial emergency and president rule, immediate setting up of Lok Ayukta Court at state, misuse of Revised Estimate (RE) scheme of Rs 110 crore at PWD (W/Z), scrapping of pre-paid meter system, misuse of government employees salary and GPF and Rs 97 crore of New Pension Scheme  (NPS) and mismanagement of CCS scheme viz NDRF, SDRF, SPA, PMGSY, SCA, Panchayat Raj.


Awareness camp on labour rights

ITANAGAR, May 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) Siang District Unit has conducted an awareness camp on labour rights at Boleng yesterday.

Attending the programme as resource persons, Labour Commissioner cum Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Building & Others Construction Labour Welfare Board (APB&OCLWB), Ojing Darung and AAPLU president cum APB&OCLWB member, Dana Tadu explained in detail about the benefits provided by the APB&OCLWB to all registered labour force of the state. They also distributed mosquito nets, gumboots and mobile handsets to the registered labour force of the district as labour benefit. Among others, Nung Taggu, Registration officer, East Siang district AAPLU executive members and labourers of the district attended the programme.


Social service by nurses

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, May 09: Ahead of the Nursing Day being celebrated world wide on May 12 next, the Nursing Unit of General Hospital Ziro (NUGHZ) conducted a mass social service at the premises of the hospital today.

Medical Superintendent Dr. Kime Horming and all the paramedical staffs of the hospital also joined them in the social service conducted in the indoor and OPD rooms and the surrounding of the hospital.

Nursing Day is being celebrated world wide to commemorate the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing service.

“We organize social service every year before observing the Nursing Day. The main programme of the celebration will be held on May 12 next”, informed NUGHZ vice president, Gyati Ralyi.


Students felicitated in memory of Jomin Tayeng

ROING, May 9: In memory of Jomin Tayeng, the first direct recruit IAS of the state and former MLA of Dambuk Assembly Constituency, the family members of late Tayeng felicitated the AISSE and AISSCE 2013-14 toppers under Dambuk Assembly constituency in a function at Govt Higher Secondary School, Bolung today.

Altogether 18 students namely, Rohit Sahani, Binam Libang, Nokh Saring, Akiram Perme, Manjeet Kr Shah, Mum Pertin, Kunti Tayeng, Himlong Mitkong, Monsip Pegu, Nirjula Dao, Gemin Lego, Indu Lego, Salini Kumari, Oling Pertin, Olak Lego, Jai Prakash Roy, Aido Pertin and Tatto Pertin who secured more than sixty percent marks were felicitated with a set of Lenovo Tablet, Memory Card and a Power Band.

Highlighting the objective behind initiating the felicitation programme to commemorate the second death anniversary of Jomin Tayeng, his eldest son, Raju Tayeng, Commissioner (Income Tax) said that education was the most cherished aim of his father. His father was of the view that through only education we can lift our people from backwardness. He further said that the felicitation to the toppers of Dambuk constituency is just a beginning and a small step to encourage the students in their study. He exhorted the student to work hard and pursue their studies with determination.

Speaking on the occasion, former MLA Bassu Perme, said that Late Jomin Tayeng was a man of high mental calibre who always worked for the welfare of the people. We all must follow his foot step to achieve success in our life and to bring betterment in the society, he added.

Mijum Lego, DDSE Roing while speaking on the occasion informed that, Gum Tayeng, Parliamentary Secretary (WRD) cum MLA Dambuk has donated a DG Set for the Govt. Higher Secondary School, Bolung. Abu Saring, Principal, Govt. Secondary School Bolung also highlighted the life and achievement of Late Tayeng.

Earlier, avenue plantation was carried out in the premises of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Bolung to mark the occasion.

Family of Late Jomin Tayeng including his wife Gum Tayeng, Parliamentary Secretary for WRD, Abu Tayeng, GM (Transport) and Tokbom Lego (son-in-law), SE (WRD) besides Mutchu Mithi, Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture, Sipi Elapra Linggi, ZPC, Mibom Pertin, panchayat leaders and representations from various organizations and Govt officials were present on the occasion. DIPRO


News Impact

Anshu returns back to a thunderous welcome

NEW DELHI, May 9: Ace mountaineer and pride of India Anshu Jamsenpa, who survived avalanches triggered by the devastating earthquake during her Everest expedition last month, returned home to a hero’s welcome at Delhi International Airport by Arunachal Resident Commissioner V Abhraham, DRC KN Damo, protocol officials, friends and well wishers.

During the official reception organized at the VIP lounge, the Resident Commissioner lauded her courage and bravery and termed her safe return fighting against all odds as nothing less than a miracle.

“Anshu is pride of India”, he said.

He also appreciated her grit, courage and the hard work rendered in clearing debris and helping the injured fellow mountaineers. The DRC had earlier climbed Mt. Gorichen with Anshu.

Speaking to the media, Anshu narrated about her ‘Everest Again’ expedition which was flagged off by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at Itanagar on April on 7 and by Ranjit Rae, the Ambassador of India in Kathmandu during her final leg on April 14. She was attempting her double ascent of the world’s highest mountain peak.

Narrating her experience, Anshu said, “On April 25, me along with co-climbers were trekking some 500 mtrs below Everest Base Camp (EBC) when the earthquake occurred triggering a massive avalanche in the Everest region. Our Everest Base Camp was totally damaged and destroyed with debris strewn all over. The EBC looked like the Khumbu Icefall and was transformed into a series of death traps that few expert climbers would dare to climb”. To continue with the expedition would have been very risky, even suicidal, she said.  

The tragic avalanche that killed 18 mountaineers and injured hundred others at the EBC was nothing compared to what was devastated in Kathmandu and elsewhere in Nepal, this I came to know only later on, stated Anshu.

Emergency teams using helicopters evacuated the most seriously injured from the base camp, while scores trapped higher up the Everest were also rescued, she said.

She went on to say, “On April 30, Tulsi Gautam, Director General of Nepal Tourism advised me and other climbers not to abandon the expedition saying that repairing works were underway and Everest expedition would be allowed to continue.  However, Ang Dorjee Sherpa, Chairman of Sagarmata Pollution Control Board (SPCC) announced the closure of the treacherous Khumbu route for the season on the advice of icefall doctors”.

Following the SPCC’s decision, the Everest expedition that was hampered by deadly avalanche last year, has now been closed for the second consecutive year. With the shutting down of Everest for the season, Anshu and all other mountaineers, who needed no chopper rescue started their return journey with whatever was left of the expedition.

Anshu was the only mountaineer, who had been granted dual permit by Nepal Government to enable her double ascend attempt to create a world record for India.

CS Chalam of CCMPL and Satish Kataria, Managing Director of Catapooolt also acknowledged and saluted the exemplary courage shown by Anshu during the time of distress and reaffirmed their all possible support to her endeavor.

Tsering Wange, President of Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association stated that scores of messages from different parts of India and abroad kept pouring in seeking information and updates about Anshu’s health and safety.

On behalf of Anshu and the team, the AMSA president thanked the MoS Home, Raj Bhawan, Itanagar, sponsors, well-wishers, friends and relatives, who kept her spirit high during her trying times.



Nodal department questions DA over delaying of allotment process

Staff Reporter

ITANAGR, May 9:  Following the suspension of construction work of the Innovation Hub and Digital Space Exposition Theatre (Planetarium) at IG Park near Science Center by the district administration, the nodal department (Science and Technology) today questioned the district administration for alleged delaying of allotment process even though formally approved by the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on 23th August 2014.  

In a press statement Director Science and Technology T Ronya said, “When the competent authority (Chief Minister) has approved it, why the district administration is slowing down the allotment process”.  The director added that it is the duty of district administration to expedite the process when the file has got approval from the competent authority.

He further clarified that Department of Science and Technology is nowhere involved in the construction part, rather it is being executed by the PWD. The district administration had put the construction on hold claiming that construction is unauthorized without obtaining permission from the district administration.

The Rs 2 crore project is being funded under the Ministry of Culture Government of India.



CM emphasizes on Team India spirit

Social Security Schemes launched in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, May 9: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today emphasized on Team Team India spirit for implementation of welfare schemes of both Centre and State Govt in true spirit.

 “Centre and State governments have to work hand in hand to ensure that the Team India spirit is kept high”, asserted Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

He was speaking as chief guest at the launching ceremony of three Central Government Schemes - Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, which was later launched countrywide by the Prime Minister from Kolkata.

While appreciating the schemes which would benefit all sections of the society particularly the unorganised workers, Tuki appealed the people of the state to avail the benefit from the schemes. He also stressed on judicious implementation of the programmes.

He however called for chalking out a special mechanism to enroll the populace residing along the far flung border areas where banking services are not available in order to cover them under the schemes. Assuring all possible support, Tuki said that the welfare programmes of both Centre and State Governments which are targeted to benefit the citizens have to reach them at all cost.

Referring to various flagship programmes launched by the State Government, the Chief Minister said that all such programmes are for benefit of the people, especially the marginalized and the poor. He further said welfare schemes – be it either of the Center or State – have to be implemented in true spirit. He asserted that the State Government will do all in its power to bring more such pro-people programmes in the future.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju spoke on the plans and programmes of Government of India and appealed the people to avail the benefits under the programmes. He thanked the state government especially the Chief Minister for extending all possible support to the centre on its endeavours.

Among others, SBI General Manager, North East range spoke on the occasion. (Medic Cell, CM)



Mawlynnong : God’s own garden

A trip to Asia’s cleanest village

[ Tongam Rina ]

MAWLYNNONG, MEGHALAYA, May 9:  Mawlynnong, in East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya is a tiny village with 95 households.

The speciality of this village is that it is spotlessly clean, thus fetching the title of Asia’s cleanest village, long before the clean India campaign took shape. In 2003, India Discovery Magazine bestowed the title to the tiny village and has catapulted the village in the tourism map of India. Between Sept-April, it receives up to 300 tourists a day! No mean achievement for a village even in a state like Meghalaya which is one of the favourite destinations of tourists.

The village is so clean that it makes tourists a bit self conscious if their shoes are dirty. There are bamboo waste disposal baskets everywhere and in front of every house. And it is a common sight to see villagers sweeping their compound. The villagers take it upon themselves to keep not only their surrounding clean but the entire village as well. It is not unusual for people of all age group to sweep the tiny concrete road that connects the village.

They take their responsibility seriously.

Mawlynnong proudly refers itself as ‘God’s own garden’ and it indeed is with lush greenery all around, with abundance of flowering orchids dangling in almost all the houses.

Open defecation is thing of past as every house has a toilet. The villagers say that open defecation was stopped almost a decade ago under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

A villager tells me that even before the village was dubbed the cleanest village, people have kept the village spotless. Now, it’s a community responsibility.

Though the villagers rely heavily on tourism, agriculture is the mainstay. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture with betel nut being the chief earner along with horticulture produces.

There are three schools as well as a functional Anganwadi centre. Not surprisingly, it is a 100 percent literate village. Tourism has also brought in roads, drains, better education and management, says a villager.  

Spot on about village management. There is a parking lot and it is likely that someone will come to guide you to the designated area politely if you make the mistake of parking haphazardly. Every vehicle has to pay fifty rupees to the Dorbar Shnong, a local governance body for the maintenance of the village.  

Around three kilometres from the clean village is Riwai, yet another village blessed abundantly by nature.  This village is a tough competitor to Mawlynnong. Here plastic is not encouraged and natural wastes are used as manure.

Ten minutes walk from the village, one land up at the very tardy living roots bridge, unique to Meghalaya and mastered by the Khasis who intertwine the roots of tree across rivulets and streams.

The pleasure of sitting on the bridges looking at the serene rivulet below is a very therapeutic experience. However, the tranquillity was soon broken by excitable tourists trying to outdo each other in reaching the bridge to take pictures. A bit unnerved by the noise, I hurried out of the place for the Sky walk. For 20 rupees, one can see the plains of Bangladesh! The all bamboo and natural rope sky walk is more than 80 feet and can accommodate 40 people at time. It is not recommended for people with height phobia, Eva, the ticket lady told me. I had to come back after a failed attempt to reach the top. The consolation was organic and very sweet papayas at the ground, sold by the Khasi ladies.

As you drive or trek out of the village, don’t forget to peep into the natural balancing rock, where a big boulder balances itself on way smaller boulder.

Back to Mawlynnong, I asked Pan, who works for the Dorbar if there is anything that he could change in the village that seems almost perfect. “Responsible tourism, some tourists come to see the cleanest village and leave litters behind”, he said.  

Some 90 kilometres from crowded but picturesque Shillong, the capital, Mawlynnong is a perfect weekend gateway.

The drive itself is adventurous should the weather decides to act up.

Halfway, we got caught by the very dense fog which was almost blinding. Twenty kilometres took us more than an hour because of the very stubborn fog.

The return journey was something else. The heaven opened up literally with very heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm, a very aggressive one at that. Within no time, the sun was out. Before we could take out the cameras, came the clouds, dancing to the ground almost.  

Indeed, the abode of cloud lived up to its reputation in God’s own garden.



8.6 g of Brown sugar seized

ITANAGAR, May 09: City Police has seized 8.6 grams of suspected brown sugar from one of the three alleged accused, who were arrested on Friday in connection with an abduction case.

The suspected drugs wrapped in three pouches were hid in a Bolero car, informed Capital Complex SP D. Mishra.

On interrogation, accused Togo Rebe disclosed that he is a drug peddler and had concealed 3 packets of brown sugar in his Bolero car (AR-01C-4725).

He was produced before the Court of Executive Magistrate, Itanagar and his statement recorded U/S 164(1) CrPC.

Reportedly, the alleged accused is a self-styled president of All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Drug Youth Organisation, the SP said. In this connection, a case (Case No. 122/15) has been registered at Itanagar Police Station under section 21(C) NDPS Act.

Meanwhile, DGP S. Nithianandam has commended the Police team and assured them of suitable reward for the excellent work.



Master plan for Rubber cultivation in state: Negi

Itanagar, May 09: Advocating for conducting mapping of all the foothill areas of the state to develop rubber cultivation to wean away the practice of shifting cultivation, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi assured to prepare a master plan for rubber cultivation in the state.

He called for management plan with assistance from Rubber Board of India (RBI) for popularizing rubber plantation in the state.

“We need to develop a management system for small and big rubber growers in the state with all technical support from the RBI”, he added.

Negi accompanied by Trade and Commerce Commissioner Hage Bath, Tourism Secretary Joram Beda, Art and Culture Secretary Dani Sulu and a host of officials visited Maj Rubber Nursery and Plantation, owned by Arunachal Pradesh State Rubber Board (APSRB) chairman Likha Maj at Tarajuli in Assam-Arunachal border to take stock of progress of the plantation spread across an area of 300 hectares.

While calling for popularizing rubber cultivation in schools, Negi said that rubber would not only provide money but would also give due respect to the farmers to lead a decent and prestigious life.

He urged the RBI to set up rubber nurseries in the state and assured to rope in fund from various agencies like NEC, DoNER and NABARD.  Bath while dwelling on the Chief Minister Mission mode programme on tea and rubber launched in the state during 2012-13, informed that the government during 2014-15 has earmarked an amount of Rs. 3 crore for tea and another Rs. 5 crore for rubber cultivation under the programme.

He said during 2012-13, an amount of Rs. 5 crore including two crore for rubber was sanctioned where assistance were provided to 485 tea farmers and 237 rubber growers in the state.

“During 2013-14 the state government has released Rs 5 crore for tea and Rs 10 crore for rubber cultivation against which 464 small tea growers and 954 rubber planters were benefited,” Bath disclosed and advocated for giving priority on plantation crops which would provide lucrative returns in short time.

He said, the state government focus had been shifted to cluster approach in providing assistance for rubber plantation in the state.

Former deputy production commissioner of RBI P C Goswami informed that an area of one lakh hectares have been identified in Arunachal Pradesh for rubber plantation.

He also suggested the farmers to choose rubber plantation only in those areas which are not above 450 meters of height from sea level.

“Rubber could be cultivated in foothill areas and other low lying areas,” he added.

Earlier, Maj giving an insight on his plantation and nursery which was started in 2013 informed that his nursery supply on an average of 5 lakh saplings annually at subsidized rates. During 2014 he had distributed 30,000 saplings free of cost to the farmers, he added. PTI



Allegation baseless”

MLA Tage Taki demands public apology

ITANAGAR, May 09: Save Arunachal Youth Association (SAYA) has denied the allegation leveled against it by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) that the association (SAYA) was working at behest of the expelled minister to tarnish the image of the state government.

Terming the allegation totally untrue and baseless, SAYA president Likha Rajnik clarified that SAYA is a non-political organization working for the welfare of common people.

“The association is neither associated with any political leader nor any political party”, he clarified.

The association further clarified that SAYA was formed none other than by a former Congress man, who himself was the then president of the association.

In a press statement yesterday, APCSD claimed that SAYA was formed overnight by BJP MLA Tage Taki which the association termed untrue. Meanwhile, Ziro MLA Tage Taki has lashed out at Seva Dal Chief Kipa Kaha for his baseless allegations against him.

Dismissing the allegation, the MLA stated that he was totally unaware of such an organization, its members and origin.

The Congress has in the past few days come down strongly on expelled finance minister Kalikho Pul and the opposition BJP and alleged them of trying to mislead people regarding financial mismanagement in the state, said the MLA.

“I have also been trying to reach out to Kaha to seek a clarification but he has not been responding to my calls”, the MLA said.

He demanded public apology from Kaha within the next two days for defaming him and his name failing which the MLA has threatened to take legal recourse against the Seva Dal chief.



Walk for nature conservation

ITANAGAR, May 9: Armed with cameras, the Arunachal Photography Club (APC) today organized its 2nd Photo Walk on the theme-''Nature Conservation'' here at Midpu near Doimukh today.

As part of the Walk, the club members organized capacity building programme on how to handle cameras for the school going children, models, government officials and amateur photographers.

Participating in the programme,  senior photographer and APC adviser Arif Siddiqui asked the participants to learn more about photography so that they could rely themselves on it for their sustainable livelihood in future. He also asked them to do photography whenever they go to different places on rich wildlife, nature, tourism, art and culture, and depict it both in social and print media so that it can be highlighted to the masses.

APC president Hali Welly exhorted them to focus more on state’s rich and unique biodiversity and its conservation while photographing for sustainable development for the people of the state.

The president also told that the club will be holding such more programme including bird watching and trekking tour to encourage the budding photographers.

Arunachal Pradesh Birding Club member Bengia Mrinal and Miao based Society for Environmental Awareness & Conservation of Wildlife general secretary Phupla Singpho also spoke on importance of nature and its conservation.

The team walked around Pare River and at the private fish ponds owned by fish farmer Tana Akin Tara, where recreational activities like boating and angling has been conducted on daily basis.



Rebia inaugurates weekly market at Huto village

ITANAGAR, May 9: Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia inaugurated a weekly market at Huto village, Doimukh  at a function in presence of  Govt officers,  Panchayat leaders, GBs and general public.

Speaking on the occasion, Rebia has exhorted the public especially the market committee to maintain cleanliness in the market area and chalk out plan for proper waste disposal and sanitation. Appreciating Nabam Tade, who established the market, he also assured all possible help from his side for the market development.

He also informed that his long cherished dream of opening an Amusement Park at the bank of river Dikrong is one step closer to becoming a reality as a plot has been identified for the purpose.  He asked the administration to explore its possibilities for establishment of the market.

DC Tai Kaye advised Tade to ensure that all businessmen coming from outside the state must possess proper ILP. He also appealed the citizens of Doimukh to maintain peace and tranquility and provide good hospitality to the people coming from neighbouring state for business purpose.

In his address Nabam Tade said that he took the inspiration from weekly market system being adopted in Bhutan where people from West Bengal turn up for business purpose. He further said that the Huto village market is established with an aim to serve the society and to provide goods to the consumers at reasonable rate.   

Among others, SP P N Khrimey and SDO Doimukh Ibom Tao were also present on the occasion. DIPRO


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