17th APLS session held
ITANAGAR, Oct 31: The 17th session of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) held
at the premises of JN State Museum today was presided over by eminent writer Y D
Thongchi, who has just retired from his bureaucratic service.
The session witnessed an invigorating interaction to give the literary activities
a thrust in the state. It was followed by read outs from own composition, beginning
with two short poems- ‘Safalata Ka Rahasya’ and ‘Chand Kavitayein’ composed by well-known
poet from UP – Rajendra Pardesi.
While the Director of Trade and Commerce read out from his article –“Name”-Your
Personal Insignia that enlightened on naming pattern in Adi community, Debotang Yapang,
ARO, read out a self-composed article on little known tribe of the State –‘An Ethnographic
Note Tutsas of Arunachal Pradesh’. The Assistant Director, Research, R N Koley read
out his just composed poem – ‘Abar Aste Hobe’ that throws light on the journey of
life that just witnesses one of its aspects giving way to others.
Among others, Tage Tada, Director, Research, Yamuna Bini, RGU, Dr Pekba Ringu and
Bikash Banerjee, DRO were present on the occasion.
‘Know your Army’ fete at Tuting
ITANAGAR, Oct 31: The Army troops of the ‘SPEARHEAD’ Division conducted a “Know Your
Army” fete (Mela) at Tuting in Upper Siang district today in the pristine valley
of Tuting in Upper Siang District. A fete was organized at the Government Middle
School ground and was attended by hundreds of locals and school children of the remote
Various stalls were established as part of the fair in order to educate the local
youth on the capabilities of the modern Indian Army. The equipment of Infantry and
Artillery on display was the big attraction of the fete. The Army also informed the
youth on the various means of joining the Armed Forces as officers as well as other
ranks. Very few locals of the area are presently enrolled in the Armed Forces due
to lack of adequate knowledge and opportunity. Local youth was informed about the
Army recruitment Rally being organized for Arunachal Pradesh residents at Pasighat
from 20 to 26 November.
A free medical camp was also set up as a part of the fete, where free medical checkup
was conducted and free medicines distributed by the army. This stall witnessed large
attendance by the senior folk as well as the ill persons who were treated by the
Army Medical Officer Captain PK Pandey.
Speaking on the occasion, PJ Khamba, Additional DC, Tuting Circle lauded the efforts
being put in by the Army in the remote border district for the upliftment of the
locals. He especially thanked the Tuting based Mahar battalion which have consistently
strived to help the local populace over the years. He also thanked the Army troops
for educating the youth on various opportunities for joining the Armed Forces and
said that the fete would certainly result in a large number of youth joining the
Army. He also requested the Army to conduct pre recruitment training for the youth
for the forthcoming recruitment rally so that they have a better chance of getting
selected. Based on the request, the Army immediately announced a pre recruitment
training camp at Tuting from Nov 7 to 14.
The campaign was a huge success and it appeared that the entire town had congregated
in the fete and no one wanted to miss the opportunity of getting closer to their
troops. The Army has promised that they would continue to strive to serve the nation
by not only defending it against any external aggression but also by enriching the
lives of the locals in remote places like Tuting.
ABSU to celebrate silver jubilee
PASIGHAT, Oct 31: The All Bogong Students’ Union (ABSU), established in 1985, is
planning to organize a three-day long Silver Jubilee celebration at the Balek Secondary
School ground from 5th November. The AAPSU spokesperson Tabom Dai has taken the burden
of the Organizing Chairman of the celebration. Dai informed that Education Minister
Bosiram Siram and Mebo MLA Mebo Ralom Borang have consented to grace the inaugural
day function as chief guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
Various competitive programmes including story, poem and essay writing, arts and
drama and sports and games amongst the school going children with a motto “Learn
To Serve” will be organized during the celebration, informed ABSU president Obit
Gao. The Art competition organized today at the Solung Hall by the committee was
participated by 180 students of 7 schools of Pasighat, sources further informed.
AAHFCDO formed to promote harmony
ITANAGAR, Oct 31: The believers of Donyi-Polism and Hindu religions in the state
have formed a voluntary organization, in the name of All Arunachal Hindus Faith &
Culture Development Organization (AAHFCDO) with K P Dolo as chairman, Kamal Bajaj
as vice chairman and Abhijit Chakraborty as General secretary.
The main objective of the organization is to bring believers of both the religions
in a common platform for better understanding, conduct seminars, Mahasabha and awareness
camp in every district in collaboration with Vishwa Hindu Parishad, RSS and Indigenous
Faith and Cultural Society so that any discrimination, negative thoughts against
the Hindu and Donyi-Polo religion by anti-social elements could be prevented with
Another priority agenda of the organization is to establish a Hindu Ashram within
the Capital Complex where pilgrims can stay during their religious visit to the state.
It also contemplating to establish 17 Shiv mandirs throughout the state and decided
to take up the matter of land demarcation of the existing mandirs with competent
authority to avoid future encroachment.
Meanwhile, Lokam Tassar, Parliamentary Secretary (Food & Civil Supply) and also chief
patron cum advisor of the organization, recently visited Lingalaya Seva Ashram and
Shiva mandir located six mile in between Itanagar and Naharlagun and interacted with
its pandit, Yasup Gamlin (Mataji), Pradip Joshi, RSS organizing secretary for Assam,
Arunachal and Nagaland and Promod Joshi, VHP organizing secretary for Arunachal Pradesh.
During his visit, he was also apprised of various problems being faced by the Ashram
and Shiv Mandir, such as power and drinking water problem, lack of CC step, encroachment
and alternative foot path for the nearby village. He assured the organization to
shoulder the construction of Ashram boundary wall and CC steps from Ashram to Kali
Mandir. He also assured to pursue with competent authority for early redressal of
the remaining problems.
ITANAGAR, Oct 31: Popi Sarmin Society, an Itanagar based NGO has been revived and
new executive body formed recently for the year 2010-11 with Habung Tago, chairman,
Tage Mobin, vice chairman, Koj (Hage) Anya, women wing secretary.
New executive bodies have been awarded the task of carrying out ongoing project on
the Apatani third language book - Kiije Tanii Agun Chinsa for reviewing, editing
and publication at the earliest.
In a meeting held on Oct 30 at Naharlagun, the house has also unanimously constituted
an extended executive bodies for the year 2010-11 along with Patron, Chief Patron,
advisory board, legal advisers and liaison secretaries.
U-19 Twety20 begins today
ITANAGAR: United Capital Cricket Club, Itanagar will play against Poyupaga Cricket
Club, Mengio in the inaugural match of the U-19 Inter-Club Ranking Twenty20 Cricket
Tournament 2010-11 at Nyokum Lapang ground here tomorrow at 8 am. In another match
of the day, Jaryir Cricket Club ‘Hime’, Likabali will take on Papum Poma Cricket
Club, Balijan at 12.30 pm, according to Arunachal Cricket Association release.
ITANAGAR: Centre for Career Counseling and pre-examination training is organizing
the induction cum workshop programme on Career Counseling programme for APCS & UPSC
aspirants in the D N G College auditorium on Nov 1. Capital DC Dr S B Deepak Kumar
would attend the programme as chief guest.
ITANAGAR: The 1509th branch of the Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) will be opened at E
sector, near secretariat gate, Itanagar on Nov 1.
Founded in 1935, BoM is providing service to 13 million customers through more than
1500 branches all over India. It has 44 branches in Eastern India with its regional
office at Kolkata.