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We are deprived

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteem daily, I on the behalf of all first batch three years Diploma pass out students in Travel and Tourism Management of Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar, would like to appeal Chief Minister, Governor, Minister of Tourism, Parliamentary Secretary, Secretary and Director of Department of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh kindly give us opportunity to serve the state by creating jobs in the department as the state is implementing many tourism projects and many more are yet to be established.

We are trained in tourism and concern department should now  make avenues and utilize our knowledge and skill.

After passing out three years Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management in June 2010, we did not get a single chance to appear interview for jobs in state and national level examination whereas our friends who have completed three years Diploma in Electrical, Electronic, Civil, Computer Engineer, etc. have appeared in plenty of competitive examination for jobs and some of them are also serving state and central government departments.

We also appeal the department concern not to engage any candidate who does not obtain Diploma, Degree and Master Degree in Tourism. Every department has their own specialization line. Therefore the tourism department also should recruit the candidates who have required qualification in tourism.


T.L. Sorum,

Kolkata, West Bengal



Promises not fulfilled

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily we would like to draw the attention of Education Department towards it promises for regularization and enhancement of salary of SSA teacher. Although the govt announced its initiative for bringing respite to SSA teacher, but till date no any concrete steps are being initiated for the welfare of the SSA teachers.

In response to the indefinite pen down strike called by ASSATA from 16th Sept '2010,  the state Govt had a historic sitting on 13th Sept with ASSATA members. And accordingly again a ray of hope came to  us that 73 teachers of SSA would be regularized  on seniority basis and their salary would be  increased by 50 per cent from the month of April 2010. But to a great surprise the many of the SSA teachers have their joining on the same day and the same time which accounts more than 12-15 in numbers in the same office in their respective districts. Given this fact the question arises how could they find out their seniors get placement since the Govt. is allocating meager post from which some district is getting only two or three posts.

It is a matter of great regret that the Govt. is initiating nothing for the regularization of SSA teacher nor their salary is enhanced. They are just commenting only on papers in order to befool the public and cool down the dedicated SSA teachers who are serving in the state since eight years back.

According to cabinet decision of August 2009, 75 per cent  of A/T and 25 per cent of J.T post will be absorbed from the serving SSA teachers and 25 percent  promotion to J/T from SSA teachers.  Now the cabinet decision is also remain  uncertain.

Therefore we would like to request ATA, AT(A) and ASSATA to  think about the matter  and take up the matters with authorities to remove the misunderstanding and for solution to the problems of SSA teachers.


Rup Techi Tara

Chatung Gamro

Job Techi Tara

Kholie Tasuk

Ramesh Gollo

Tatung Nabam



Support solar power, not hydro power

Dear Editor,

In his letter 'One should not oppose all the dams' by Tung Sono (Nov 16), the writer thinks that hydro-power is the only way to generate electricity. This is happening because we are not yet informed about the benefits of using solar power. If solar panels are set up, there would be no problem for upstream or downstream people. But it is unfortunate that no one is talking about it in Arunachal Pradesh.


Takam Royip




It was Dawodi not Vijoynagar

Dear Editor,

Apropos the letters "Spare Vijoynagar" by Bhumi Upadhayaya from Noida and "A silent Invasion" by Lachit Tekseng from Bordumsa, published in your esteemed daily, I would like to explain the real facts about Vijoynagar and its original name.

My home town is Vijoynagar in which the first ever Chaukam pass expedition team (7th' Assam Rifles) led by Late Major Sumer Singh arrived in the valley on 7th' May' 1961 (Sunday). Ex. Assam Rifle settlers were brought into our Valley for settlement with lease-agreement signed for 30 years from 1962 onwards. So many aboriginal tribal Lisu/ Yobin villagers were forced to leave their homes and paddy fields to make way for the ex. settlers and were bundled at Shi-di (now Gandhigram) village only. Demarcation of International Boundary with the then Burma was carried out during 1970s.

Now, so far as name change of Vijoynagar is concern, just restoring the original name "DAWODI" will be quite enough. No new name is needed anymore. DAWODI in Lisu means "Land of fern". Till 1961 the Lisu/ Yobin people had their own name in their own land.

According to my opinion, naming of a particular place should have historical, logical and meaningful connection with the place itself. Vijoynagar comes from Vijay, another village Preetnagar comes from Preety, and they are son and daughter of Rtd. (Lt.) Maj.Gen. A.S Guraya. The point is Mr. Vijay and Ms. Preety Bhatia have no connection whatsoever with the Valley's development or with the indigenous local people there.

We also have another village called "Gandhigram". The original local name is "Shi-Di" which means land of "elephant grass" or "straw". In the early part of 1970s, Mahatma Gandhi's statue was erected in the church compound at Shi-di and from then onward the village got a new name as "Gandhigram". Shi-di village had the honour of housing Mahatma's statue and getting a new name after Mahatma was a blessing because he is the "Father of the nation" and Shi-di also is a part of this great nation. Therefore, according to me while naming a place due consideration should be given whether the said name has any historical, logical, and meaningful connection with the place or not.


Philip Ngwazah.




Power can be derived from Solar energy too

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the letter 'One should not oppose all the dams' by Tung Sono (Arunachal Times, Nov 16). He seems to have forgotten or he doesn't have knowledge of other alternative sources of power. He says he can send email from Seppa because of hydropwer generated electricity. Sono should know that he can also send an email from Seppa with the help of solar energy. Proper use of solar panel has not yet been made use of in Arunachal Pradesh.


Ngurang Robin






All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.        


Lummer Dai Memorial Award instituted

Media urged to guide society in right direction

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Along  with the rest of the country the journalist fraternity of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the National Press Day here at Banquet Hall today.  The celebration function was jointly organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWC), Arunachal Press Club and Department of Information and Public Relations (IPR).

PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki, who was the chief guest of the function, called upon the media particularly in Arunachal Pradesh, to seriously ponder over its role.

Arunachal society, which is passing through a transition today, would  take a wrong path if media goes wrong in its role, he said.

“Many corporate houses are entering the state as development partners while the number of civil society organizations pretending to take up the cause of the society have started using media to pursue their cause with vested interest. This is dangerous trend, which should be reversed, lest the media loses its true essence”, Tuki said.

Tuki cautioned that ‘guidelines of Press Council of India are disregarded at the whim of the media men to defeat the very meaning of media. Why and how to take the correct path is the most important question today, he said.

The minister, however, highlighting the multifaceted role of media, said  media  has been playing the role of eye opener  since its existence.  “The newspaper which have been there in the country before the advent of electronic  media are always successful in giving  us up to date information and current statistics related to different issues”, he said while adding that ‘media has given us freedom in the actual sense by vocalizing  public opinion.”

While appreciating the invaluable role of the media it has played in the state, Tuki urged upon the media fraternity to help this tribal society in its right progress and growth through unbiased and impartial reporting. While referring to the ` 20 lakh corpus fund for media persons which had already been announced by the CM Dorjee Khandu, Tuki said that the Congress Govt has always been advocating freedom of press and doing whatever possible to assist media in its proper functioning.

The Guest of Honour, Setong Sena, IPR and Finance Minister in his address announced  institution of  Late Lummer Dai Memorial Award as a befitting tribute  to this former IPR director, noted litterateur and doyen of state media in Arunachal.

The award will be presented to the individuals in recognition to their valuable contributions in the field of literature and journalism in the state.

While fascinated by the lively debate competition organized to mark the National Press Day, Sena said that today’s youths will be leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, such  debate will help the youths to have a healthy discussion on any development issues  for the cause of the state and the nation. He also lauded the media fraternity for the tireless service to the people of the state.

Parliamentary secretary IPR Thinghaap Taiju and IPR director Leki Phuntso and notet journalist  Mamang Dai  also  spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, delivering his keynote address on ‘Media and Corporate: Challenges and Opportunities’, Arunachal Press Club President Jarpum Gamlin admitted that there is need for corporatization of media houses. He said, “If soaps, tea, detergent etc are fast moving consumer good (FMCG) products then newspaper is a super FMCG. 77% of Indian earn less than Rs 20/ day and may not form part of FMCG products market segment but for media houses bottom of pyramid still forms part of its business.” Defending the current role of media he asserted, “If other pillars of democracy like judiciary and legislature fails, then fourth pillar is bound to transgress into their role.”

In the 3rd National Press Day Debate Competition   on the topic ‘Corporates sector influencing civil society organizations to arm twist state media” organized to mark the celebration,   the NERIST team lifted the Chief Minister’s Running Trophy as the best debate team, while  Don Bosco Itanagar walked away with Runner Up Team Chief Minister’s Running Trophy.

In individual level Kenli Nyorak, Don Bosco College was declared best debater and awarded with the Ngarsee Torio Award and The Lummer Dai Award.  Best Debater  (Runner-up Award) was  jointly won by Mishya Joshi, Nerist, Deep Jyoti Gurung, NERIST. Altogether 10 debaters from RGU, NERIST and other higher  institutes participated in the debate competition.


Six seriously injured shifted to Dibrugarh

CM, Sona mourn death of police personnel

ITANAGAR Nov 16: Six police personnel who received grievous injuries in a tragic bus accident near Tato along Mechuka-Aalo road yesterday were shifted to Dibrugarh hospital today from Aalo. According to confirmed sources the condition of these personnel are quite serious. Some of the minor injured passengers were today discharged from Aalo hospital.

The three police personnel had died on the spot and many others injured in the road accident.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has expressed grief over the unfortunate incident of road mishap near Mechuka where three police personnel of the state police died and scores injured. While expressing his profound sorrow over untimely and premature death of police personnel, he consoled the bereaved family members to be strong in such hour of distress.

He wished speedy recovery of the personnel injured in the accident. PRO to CM. Mechuka MLA Passang Dorjee Sona has condoled the death of three policemen who died yesterday in a tragic bus accident near Tato along Mechuka-Aalo road. Expressing sympathy with bereaved family Sona prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and also he hoped that injured persons could recover soon. “I want to tell all the accident victims that they should not feel destitute. Whole state is behind them and praying for speedy recovery of injured and mourning the death of 3 precious lives,” stated PD Sona in a press statement.

BWS condoles policemen’s death

Meanwhile, Bogne Welfare Society (BWS) expressed deep shock and sadness over sudden and tragic death of constable Basuk Paleng along with two other policemen in a fatal road accident at Mechukha near Tato way to Aalo on November 15 last.

The death of Paleng and two other policemen is a great loss to the Adi community as well as State Government, BWS said while conveying its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss. The Society prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and also for quick recovery of the injured persons.

Meanwhile, BWS appealed to the authorities concerned to extend financial assistance to next of kin of the deceased as well as those who have received grievous injuries in the accident to meet the medical expense.


Mobile office at the door step of people

DAPORIJO, Nov 16: Taking a step towards better governance, the Upper Subansiri district administration conducted a one-day mobile office, medical camp and awareness Programme on government schemes at Puchigeko Circle headquarter today.

Headed by the Deputy Commissioner A. Abhayankar, the district administration conducted the camp facilitating the public an easier access to administration. During the day, 1 duplicate GB certificate, 92 ST certificates, 57 PRC certificates, 20 learners driving licenses were issued, 3 new vehicles were registered, 2 motorcycle road tax were received, 3 driving licenses and 37 arms licenses were renewed.  A medical camp, led by the District Medical Officer Dr. D. Bagra along with 10 specialist doctors also conducted. A total of 143 patients (Female- 50, Male- 48, and Children 35) were offered treatment and provided free medicines. 22 patients were tested Malaria and 4 cases of malaria PV too were detected.

The day also saw a meeting of the Deputy Commissioner and heads of departments with the GBs and public of the area. The GBs expressed their  happiness for  bringing the office to  their door. However, they have also placed their grievances before the DC.

The GBs proposed that CO be empowered to issue PRC certificate for the convenience of the people and appealed for  filling up of vacant GB posts in the area, increase in GB honorarium, stopping of illegal earth cutting and encroachment of government land, provision of transportation facility, maintenance of Govt. buildings and infrastructure and posting and staying of CO, doctors and medical staff in the circle headquarter.

Replying to the demands of the people, A. Abhayankar reassured them that he would try to do all things possible for them and sought their support for proper administration in the area.  He also appealed the people to take care of Govt infrastructure.

Regarding the supply of rice and other commodities to APL, BPL, AAY beneficiaries by the government, through the Fair price Shops, he explained the rules and enjoined the PRI members, GBs and the people  to check that the rules are followed  while delivering essential commodities.

He also emphasized on the importance of education to the people saying that if the education system was not good then a community could not develop. Village Education Committees should play an important role in monitoring the proper running of schools, he added. Abhayankar also advised the people to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation through drinking of boiled water and doing away with the practice of open defecation. Preserve the forest and wildlife of the area and abstain from excessive hunting to preserve the natural resources, he said.

All the HODs addressed the people informing them about their respective departments and works undertaken by them. A baby show too was organized by the CDPO, ICDS Puchigeko with enthusiastic participation of mothers and children of the area. The departments of agriculture, WRD, PHE & WS put up stalls to educate the public on the schemes in the departments. DIPRO


Environment awareness camp for school

children ends

ZIRO, Nov 16: The environment awareness camp for school children at Pange, organized by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) and Ngunu Ziro was concluded yesterday.  27 students from the government schools of Ziro participated in the camp.

A team of resource person and students  led by the members of Local Coordinating Committee (LCC) at Ziro had left for the forest 15 kilometers from Hapoli on November 12 to create environment awareness among the students.

The eco-camp, first of its kind in the area, was packed with entertaining activities designed to educate the students on various aspects of human-environment relationships. The highlight of the camp was the demonstration of the friendly nature of snakes, most misunderstood creatures among the tribal people, by the resource persons. A snake was caught, passed around the participants so that each one could touch it, and lovingly released back in the forest, dissipating the sense of fear among the students. Participating schools included Tajang Secondary School, Dutta Middle School, TDP Middle School, Gandhi Middle School, Hapoli Secondary School, Lal Bhadur School, Siiro Primary School, Hong Middle School, Old Ziro Middle School and Hill Top Primary School.

The resource persons led by Hibu Tatu, Green Teacher engaged the students in collecting various data from the forest and encouraging them to make presentations in the groups. Nuances of the roles of wildlife in environment and harmful effects of plastic items were presented by Roto Chobin.

The eco-camp was organized as a part of the project entitled “Community-based Conservation in Talle Wildlife Sanctuary” being carried out by FGA in collaboration with Ngunu Ziro and supported by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). It is a research project to establish a baseline data of wildlife in the sanctuary and to use it to create awareness among the communities to get them actively involved in conservation activities.


West Siang gears up for Siang River Festival 2011

AALO,  Nov 16: The Annual Siang River Festival slated for Jan next will be held at the confluence of Yomgo and Sipu river. This was disclosed in a meeting held under the Chairmanship of West Siang Deputy  Commissioner Amjad Tak on 15th Nov.

Elaborating the need to draw up a comprehensive plan and estimate,  Jarkar Gamlin, MLA Aalo East stressed on the need to inculcate team  work spirit among administration, public and youth forces to make it a  grand success.

The communication gaps and other bottlenecks that  existed in the previous celebration should be done away and such mega event always needs a collective effort, he said. He also suggested regulation on flow of local beer to build a congenial atmosphere during the festival and on the sale of local beer at exorbitant rate as such practices carries the image of the society before the tourists. Govt. has initially earmarked Rs. 10 lakhs for the festival and shortcomings for the celebration of the festival will be mobilized from other sources, he said. Presiding over the function, West Siang Deputy Commissioner stressed on creating durable assets and optimum use of fund to avoid recurring expenditure every year. The main motto of such celebration is directed towards promotion of tourism and effort will be made to give maximum publicity through posters, banners and pamphlets which will be circulated to all places including the offices of RC/DRC/ARC.

Participating the discussion, Doi Ado, Ex-Minister laid emphasis on exhibition of local artifacts and model Houses of each tribe in a more focused to showcase our culture. K. Darang, ADC Aalo, Gumli Lollen, ex. Chairperson of Zilla Parishad, Deba Loya, Hoktum Ori, Gego Doji, Karsen Lollen and others also gave their valuable suggestion. DIPRO.

NMC member reiterates timely implementation of schemes

BOMDILA, Nov 16:  Member of National Commission for Minorities Spalzes Angmo has reiterated the need of early and timely implementation of the schemes meant for the minorities today.

Angmo was reviewing the  implementation of the Prime Minister’s 15-Point programme for the welfare of minorities, educational scholarship schemes of the students belonging to minority communities in a meeting  with Deputy  Commissioner Rinchin Tashi  and  other officers at Bomdila this evening. The member also discussed various developmental programmes and schemes for the welfare of the minorities  and assured to take up the issues with relevant central ministries for redressal.

Earlier in the morning, the Block Level Training on Saakshar Bharat, a centrally sponsored scheme was conducted in the Indoor Multipurpose stadium Bomdila to acquaint the block functionaries on the various modalities. Addressing the functionaries, DC Rinchin Tashi called upon the Anchal Chairpersons  and the Block Development Officers of the district to be pro-active in its implementation by creating awareness and reaching out to the people with a missionary zeal. He also stressed on immediate formation of  the Block and Panchayat Lok Saaksharta Samities.  DIPRO


Kri  inaugurates new building of primary school

TEZU, Nov 16: Tezu MLA cum Parliamentary secretary, transport Karikho Kri, inaugurated the new building of Government of Primary School, RWD colony at Tezu today in presence of Lohit Deputy Commissioner R.K.Sharma, DDSE Lohit K.R ina, DMO Dr. N.Ninu, EAC (Jud) and host of other government officers, panchayat leaders, teachers and students of the school. The little students of the school gave glittering and captivating cultural programme which enthused one and all.

Speaking on the occasion he appreciated the efforts of the officers and executing agency for completion of building in stipulated time and as per specification. He   called upon the teachers and school management to utilize the infrastructure for the betterment of the students. He also appealed the teachers to be sincere and dedicated and not to indulge in any activity which are unbecoming of a government servant, especially teacher. He further committed all possible help to the school and assured extension of classrooms and to provide urinal and drinking water facility at the earliest.

Lohit Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma also spoke on the occasion and appealed the teaching community to be more sincere and dedicated in their duties and to nurture the children with utmost care so as to make them good citizens of the nation and society. He appreciated the initiatives taken up by the Tezu MLA cum Parliamentary secretary transport for overall development of the area.

Simultaneously, the District Health Society (DHS) Tezu  was conducting a vaccination campaign in the school and all the students of the school have been vaccinated for JE (Japanese Encephalitis). The programme was launched in the district on 8th of this month and envisaged to cover all the children in the age group of 1-15 years in the district. DIPRO


Arunachal needs special plan to provide emergency medical service

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Tragic incidents always bring out humane side of citizens and also it teaches us many lessons, so that in future one will be ready to tackle situation in better way. The heartbreaking bus accident near Tato village on 15th November, which claimed lives of 3 policemen and injured many, has shocked the whole state.

Death of three policemen is not only a loss to the bereaved family members but also it is a irreparable loss to the state police department. On 15th November, this journalist along with three friends was coming back from Mechuka town after being part of the celebration team of North-East Riders Meet (NERM). Just 10 km before reaching Tato, we saw couple of people queuing nearby road and looking down towards gorge. On enquiring, we were told that police bus had met with an accident and two people were confirmed dead.  As we rushed out of car, I saw many villagers were carrying out the rescue operation. They were joined by those bikers who were part of NERM. As injured was rescued  one by one from deep gorge, the bikers who were carrying first aid kits swung into action. These bikers have been continuously traveling for last one week. It was a blessing for those injured policemen that among bikers few  of them were professional doctors and they managed to save precious lives with whatever medicines available with them before injured were transported to nearby public health centre.

The most heartening aspect was active participation of everyone present at the accident site. Everybody including villagers, bikers and administration tried their best to save lives of all passengers. Despite best efforts, three policemen died on the spot. When their dead bodies were brought up, deep silences engulfed the atmosphere and everyone present was dumbfounded for a minute.

This accident has left us with tough question to ponder upon. In Arunachal, every year many citizens lose lives due to accidents. In spite of it, still no concrete steps have been taken to upgrade health care system especially in regards to how to deal with emergency cases. Most of ambulances available are not equipped with advance life support (ALS) system which is must to deal with emergency accident related cases. Also most of the Public Health Centres (PHCs) of state are ill-equipped and not capable to deal with even minor accident cases.

In recent days be it accident at Koloriang or Tato, it was pure participation of ordinary citizens that saved life of many precious citizens. Keeping in mind the high rate of accidents, state government needs to formulate a policy to tackle it. The first step towards this could be by identifying the major accident prone areas of Arunachal. The nearest PHC in accidents prone areas should be provided with ALS fitted ambulance and all the necessary equipments should be made available. State government also needs to devise a plan to have chopper service available for any emergency cases. Such small steps could go a long way in saving lives of Arunachalee citizens. With rough terrain and hilly roads, there is no doubt that Arunachal is one of the high accident prone states. Ordinary citizens are pinning hope on state government to come out with some concrete plans to deal with such emergency cases.


AADSU conducts Edn, health & indigenous faith awareness abhiyan

IATANAGAR, Nov 16: All Anjaw District Students Union (AADSU) conducted education, health and indigenous faith awareness abhiyan in the district from November 5 to 15 last.

The tour mainly aimed at gathering various school related informations, such as students’ strength, position of teachers, infrastructure problems, students stipend etc. The team interacted with students, teachers to gather first hand knowledge about their problems so that AADSU could take up their grievances and demands with the authority.

While appreciating the state Govt’s initiative to regularize SSA teachers batch wise on seniority basis, AADSU urged for regularizing teachers serving under SSA in Anjaw district according to their performance record. It also urged Govt. to implement RTE in the State in letter and spirit and for inclusion of Handicrafts in school curriculum.

The students Union vowed to fight tooth and nail against opium addiction which was core issue of the health campaign. AADSU lauded Dr. KK Singh, senior medical officer, CHC, Hayuliang and Dr. Chanda of Arunachal Vikash Parishad for treating over 1000 patients throughout the district free of cost.

While taking strong exception to the conversion of indigenous by some ‘anti-social element’, AADSU strongly advocated for preservation of indigenous faith and belief.


U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket tourney

CCC and ERUCC register wins

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: CRY Cricket Club (CCC), Chimpu defeated Nirjuli Market Welfare Cricket Committee by 13 runs while Eastern Region United Cricket Club (ERUCC), Tezu beat Mengio Cricket Club (MCC) by 22 runs in their Group matches in U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket tournament played at Naharlagun Cricket Ground today.

Tana Radh (3 wkt) of CCC and Brena Kri of ERUCC were declared Men of the Matches, according to Arunachal Cricket Association release.

Today’s match:

1. Jaryir Cricket Club ‘Hime’ vs Donyi Colony Cricket Club at 8 am

2. Nirjuli Cricket Club vs United Capital Cricket Club at 12.30 pm.



15 days training programme on bamboo based handicraft begins

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: NERIST director Prof. P.K. Das  has inaugurated the 15 days training programme on bamboo based handicraft at Arunachal Pradesh Charitable Trust unit, Lekhi village under a UNDP project. This programme was organized by Department of Forestry, NERIST, in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Charitable Trust and Arunachal Pradesh Seva Sangh.

In this inaugural session, Prof. P.K. Das said  such programme should be encouraged since bamboo based handicraft help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the indigenous people.

Vishal Nath Rai, Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Seva Sangh has also emphasized the potential of bamboo based handicraft in Arunachal Pradesh and also elaborated various related programme. G. Pangging, PI of GBPIHED-GOI-UNDP CCF-II project “Linking Cultural Heritage with Natural Heritage – A study on Community Based Conservation and Livelihood option in Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh” has elaborated the outline of the programme and emphasized the role of bamboo based handicraft in promoting community based ecotourism in Arunachal Pradesh.


BWC’s plead to admn

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Alleging that burying body at Nirjuli burial ground have been restricted by some people with vested interest, the Bazar Welfare Committee (BWC), Naharlagun, appealed to the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner to take personal interest for proper use of the burial ground.

After the death of someone, the relatives have to carry the body to Assam for the last rite due to imposition of such restriction at Nirjuli burial ground which is a matter of shame, BWC said in a release. Further, taking bodies to Assam for burial purpose is not affordable for all, it added.

While taking strong exception to the ‘forceful’ donation from the business community by some pressure groups and individuals, it appealed them to refrain from such practices because the District Magistrate and BWC, Naharlagun have prohibited forceful donation within the market areas.

BWC also demanded immediate shifting of the SBI, Naharlagun to its proposed site and proper maintenance of the ATM counter along with opening of one more counter at Barapani area.

It also opposed formation of any organization which is parallel to BWC.

Meanwhile, BWC informed that its newly constructed office building will be inaugurated on November 20. Local MLA Techi Kaso and DC SB Deepak Kumar will attend the function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.


IAF recruitment rally at state capital

NAHARLAGUN, Nov. 16: Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati is conducting a Recruitment Rally on Nov 26 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun exclusively for eligible male candidates of Arunachal Pradesh to join as airmen in IAF in Technical  and  Non-Technical trades, reports Wing Commander TP Shaji Commanding officer 11 AIR Men Selection Center Guwahati.

Educational Qualification for subject recruitment is intermediate/10+2 or three years diploma course from a Govt. recognized Polytechnic Institute or vocational courses conducted by CBSE pass with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. The candidates should be born between 01 Jan 1990 to 31 Mar 1994 (both days inclusive).

The candidate must have either passed qualifying examination from any of the recognized boards/schools of the Arunachal Pradesh or should fulfill the domicile requirement as applicable to the Arunachal Pradesh.

For further details contact Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati tele nos. 0361-2843385/0361-2840051 or log on to www.indianairforce.nic.in or www.arunachalipr.gov.in. DIPR.


JNC celebrates Children’s Day with tree plantation

PASIGHAT, Nov 16: The students of JN College Pasighat conducted a massive plantation drive to mark the Children’s Day on Nov 14.

Along with the students, the CCF Pasighat, RK Singh took part in tree plantation programme and planted saplings in various places inside the college campus. Deforestation is increasing with the increasing in the growing number of population across the globe, he said while advising the students to plant trees as much as possible to  make the world greener and environ-friendly and safer place to live in.

The plantation program was organized under the initiative of JNSU AGS  Tokmem Pangkam and  supported by a group of local traders of Pasighat. Around 157 students actively participated  in the tree plantation programme.


Tourism Awareness Programme held

Aalo, Nov 16: A three days long Tourism Awareness Programme cum  Capacity Building and Service Provider training was  organized by the tourism department at Aalo recently.

Panchayat members, Hoteliers, Taxi operators and unemployed local youth participated in the awareness programme inaugurated by Millo Pusang, District  Planning Officer as chief guest.

Tate Tatak, District Tourism Officer explained the aim and objective and  importance of the Awareness training. In his speech, he called upon the hoteliers and Taxi Operators to accord warm welcome to the tourists.






Koyang re-elected

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Advocate Subu Koyang has been elected as President of the Lower Subansiri District Bar Association, Ziro for the second time in its Conference cum Election held at Ziro today.

While advocate Tage Halley and advocate Tanyang Tado were declared un-contested as general secretary and assistant general secretary of the association respectively.

Meanwhile, the newly elected president has assured the members to work for unity, integrity and for safeguarding the interests of the members of the Association. He further assured to promote fellow feelings and solidarity among the members of the association to maintain good relation and cooperation between the Bar and Bench.


Volleyball tourney conducted

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The first Habung Gambo Memorial Volleyball Tournament concluded with final match playing between St. Claret College, Ziro and Youth XI Sorang at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli on November 15 last. St. Claret College won the trophy and its player Likha Denny was declared best player of the tournament. The Fair Play team award went to Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Nido Taka, EE, Power, Ziro as chief guest on November 14. Nido advised the participating eams to maintain the spirit of sportsmanship. He also recalled the contributions of Habung Gambo as an individual and civil servant to the society.


Children’s Day celebration

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Banyum Abu English Medium School, Mengio celebrated Children’s Day cum Parents day in a colourful manner on November 14 last. More that 600 people, including parents and children were present on the occasion. Gollo Tagar, AE PWD and Tarh Hari, AE Power attended the function as chief guest and guest of honor respectively. Tagar assured the school management committee to construct kitchen of the school hostel. Both the chief guest and guest of honour contributed few amounts to the school fund as a token of appreciation. The annual Sports Meet of the school was also going on.


Society appeals

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Nature Care & Disaster Management Society of Ziro appealed to the people of Apatani community to take utmost care while cooking meals, lighting firewoods and handling inflammable materials like LPG, kerosine stove to prevent fire mishaps as fire accident mostly take place during winter season in Patani plateau.

It said that a fire accident took place at Hija village on November 12 due to carelessness of the house owner. Three houses were burnt to ashes in the mishap.

The society appealed to the Relief and Rehabilitation Department to provide immediate relief to the affected families and also assess the properties lost for providing further relief to the fire victims for their quick rehabilitation.


ADASU backs SULPIC bandh call

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: All Dollungmukh Area Students’ Union (ADSU) backed bandh call given by SULPIC to protest against non-fulfillment of various demands by NHPC Gerukamukh. Their demands included establishment of Law College at Dollungmukh, Conventional Hall, cent percent job reservation for the project affected people, VKV school at Dollungmukh, road communication from Kalaptukar to Paro and Paro to NH 52 in Assam.


Development meet held

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A developmental meeting of E-SS Sector Welfare Committee (ESSWC) was held recently to discuss various developmental activities. A 4-point memorandum was submitted to local MLA Techi Kaso, who attended the meeting as chief guest. The committee said that Kaso had assured to look into their demands. He also advised them to cooperate with the Government in all developmental activities and police in minimizing criminal activities within the capital.



ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Jabring Venia  has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd. with immediate effect.

Meanwhile,  Venia, who  has been  closely associated with various development activities in East Kameng district  in a release today pledged to work with devotion to up hold the name and fame of  the Corporation.  



ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Id’ul Zuha and expressed hope that this festival, which commemorates the spirit of sacrifice shown by Prophet Ibrahim and represents submission to the ‘Will of God’ inspires love, divinity and compassion in the society.

May the noble spirit of the day usher in ever lasting contentment, peace and prosperity to all, Gen Singh wished.


Rs 3.20 lakh for fire victims

ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu sanctioned an amount ` 3.20 Lakh as immediate relief to the fire victims of Daporijo township who had lost their houses and properties in the fire accident which broke out on November Seven last, informed RD & PR Minister Takar Marde.


State Women’s football team leaves for Chattishgarh

IATANAGAR: An 18-member Women football team from Arunachal Pradesh left here today for Karba, Chattishgarh to participate in the 33rd National Senior Women’s Football Championship beginning there from November 23, according to Women’s Football Association of Arunachal Pradesh.


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