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It’s time to introduce dress code

Dear Editor,

I am very much impressed while reading a news item that the government of Mizoram has imposed decent dress code for school students. The step is really an eye opener for us. Frankly speaking, nowadays teenaged girls prefer to wear mini skirts as shortest as possible and boys prefer low-waist pants which are shameful and odd looking.  Moreover they are also using many dangerous and harmul cosmetic ingredients instead of natural, organic and safe personal care products.  In this way,   they are giving more interest in glamour world than their studies and we are gradually losing our identity.  The main identity of a students is his dress and behavior.

So, I appeal the government of Arunachal Pradesh too to impose decent dress and hair code for school going students from Primary to Higher Secondary level irrespective of private as well as Government schools.  The authorities may impose penalty of ` 500 to ` 1000 and even may take drastic action like expulsion from school in case of repeated violation of the dress and hair code.


Toko Lel




Renovate the Lodge

Dear Editor,

Recently, I visited Tawang which is famous for many delightful sight and historical places such as Sela Pass, war memorial of Jaswant Garh, Madhuri Lake, Tawang Monastery, beautiful water fall and above all the good behavior of people.

But I am appalled to see the condition of the tourist lodge in Tawang being run by state tourist department. Lodge is in miserable situation. Some parts of the roof of the building were in decaying condition.

I request the caretaker of the lodge, particularly the tourist department in Tawang  to renovate the Lodge and   improve the service.


Memmo Loyi






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12 IAF personnel dead in Tawang crash

Singh and Khandu mourns

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: 12 personnel of Indian Air Force died this afternoon when MI-17 helicopter crashed   near Khartot village of Tawang minutes after it took off for Guwahati.  

According to reports, the plane which took off at around 12 PM from Tawang came crushing down after five minutes on air killing Flight Lt. Akash Yadav, Flight Lt. Nishant Rai, Lt. Col. M.S. Nenk, M.K. Sharma, M. Debnath, A.Kumar, P. Singh, A. Shonkdhar, A. Mohan, B. Bhandar,  S. Kumar, A.C Rahul.

All the dead bodies have been recovered and shifted to Tawang district hospital mortuary for postmortem. The cause of crash is yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, weather was clear and so it was unlikely that the chopper could have encountered any obstruction in visibility.

"In a tragic air crash, an IAF Mi-17 helicopter with 12 service personnel onboard, crashed near Tawang today at around 1205 hrs, killing all personnel on board. The helicopter was airborne from Tawang for Guwahati. The deceased include three crew members, eight IAF personnel below officer rank and an Army Lieutenant Colonel," a statement issued by the IAF in New Delhi said.

Earlier in June 2009, 13 defense personnel were killed in the mishap involving an IAF AN-32 transport aircraft that crashed near Menchukha in West Siang.

Of the nine IAF air crashes recorded this year, this is the third helicopter accident.

The first IAF helicopter crash took place on September 11 when the IAF lost a Cheetah in Jharkhand. The second took place earlier this month in which another Cheetah helicopter crash landed in the Siachen Glacier on November 8.

These three accidents apart, the IAF also lost four MiG-27 fighter jets and two MiG-21 variants this year.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has expressed shock and grief at the tragic loss of lives in the helicopter crash.

The men and officers we lost today were true patriots and gave their lives in the service to the Nation. This disaster is a huge loss, not only to the Indian Armed Forces but also to every Indian, Governor said.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members of those who lost their life in the accident.

In his condolence message, Khandu deeply mourned the death of the Army and Air force personnel and termed the incident very unfortunate.

He has also urged the local people to extend all possible help to the Army in the search operation.


Prominent social worker Tage Diibo passes away

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Prominent social worker and popular lyricist Tage Diibo passed away at RK Mission hospital early this morning. He was serving as Office Superintendent in DGP Office, Police Headquarter, Itanagar. He was 45 and survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. A dedicated social activist, Diibo was actively involved in various social organizations, NGOs since his student days.

Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF) and Itanagar Tage Welfare Society deeply mourned the sudden demise of Tage Diibo. Late Diibo was also former chairman of AAF and popular lyricist in Apatani dialect.

His death has caused an irreparable loss not only to the Diibo family but also artiste community and people of the state as a whole. His contribution towards the society and artiste community in the state will always be remembered," said both organizations and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

Expressing shock over sudden demise of Diibo, Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) described him as person with multiple talents.

"Late Diibo was not only a person with the ability to lead the society from the front but also a singer, lyricist by profession, who had the calibre to use his talents in research works on preservation of traditional rituals, cultural evolutions, particularly in Apatani community."

Diibo was also general secretary of IFCSAP from 2002-2007.

IFCSAP prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.  Itanagar Market Welfare Association also deeply mourned the death Diibo, who was also en established businessman. Shops and various business establishments under IMWA will remain closed from 9 am to 10 am tomorrow as mark of respect to the departed soul.

The Apatani Career Guidance Forum said that Diibo’s death has caused an irreparable loss to the people of Apatani community in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general. He was a guide and an active member of the Forum.

ACGF prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul rest in peace also to provide enough strength to the members of his family to bear the loss.

Popi Sarmin Society, Itanagar remembered him as a prolific writer of Apatani prose and poetry, one of the greatest lyricists with highest number of lyrics in Apatani including Hindi. He also rendered his voice both in AIR and Audio as a singer. To his outstanding credits, he wrote the film scripts: Tabyu Milo in Apatani, Aswarn Bhivah in Hindi, and The Marriage Ceremony Of The Apatanis in Apatani.

Diibo, recipient Popi Sarmin Cultural Award, 1998 as the of best lyricist and by the Artiste Society of Apatani (ASA), 2006 is still revered as one of the founder members of the Popi Sarmin Society and was a former member Secretary and Chairman of the Society.

Describing that his death is not only an irreparable loss to the people of Apatani plateau but also for the state of Arunachal Pradesh., PSS prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The entire fraternity of Huto Film Society, Itanagar described Diibo as popular artiste, script writer and sincere and dedicated person.

He was a very good Artiste, lyricist, script writer for many documentaries, Tele-films, films like Tabyu Millo, a popular and first film made in Apatani dialect, Ashvarn Vibha in Hindi language, Social Change In Arunachal Pradesh, Tarin-tare, Kari Siimi Durii Yalang, Tabyu Yapi And Patoh Doilyang etc."

"With his death we have lost a very capable person and a fine human being. His contributions to the Society in various field for upliftment of the society will be remembered forever," said a condolence message to his bereaved family. It prayed for eternal peace of the great soul in heavenly abode.

The central executive committee members of Arunachal Pradesh Heads of Departments Superintendents Welfare Association also mourned the sudden demise of Diibo and conveyed their deep sense of condolences to the bereft family.

The believers of Danyi Piilo Meder Nelo, Capital Complex observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to Late Diibo today at Meder Nelllo (prayer centre). Diibo was the founder secretary of Meder Nelo Management Committee and was holding the post of publicity secretary till his death.

Diibo devotedly worked for the preservation and promotion of own culture and tradition. He was also associated with social and religious matter in the state, Meder Nelo Management Committee, E-sector, Itanagar informed in a release. While conveying their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Arunachal Vikas Parishad and  Itanagar Tajang Welfare Committee (ITWC) also deeply mourned the death of Tage Diibo.

It is certain that his sudden demise will create a void in the socio cultural sector which can’t be bridged up very easily, AVP said in a condolence message. His association with Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) was quite natural and very cordial. He had always given inspiration to take up various service activities for the welfare of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Vikas Parishad worked very closely to Tage Dibo, till the end of his life.

Late Diibo was the Advisory Member of the ITWC and earlier he served the society in various capacities.  The Committee in a release said, “We can not forget his  contribution towards the society.”  The society lost a great versatile personality and the vacuum created by his death will take a long time to be filled the gap.

ABC’s initiative to boost tourism

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: With successful completion of North-East Riders Meet (NERM) 2010, Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) has completed another wonderful initiative to promote tourism potentiality of state. All together around 200 bikers from across the country took part in NERM, which started on 10th November from Itanagar.

Passing through places like Yazali, Ziro, Raga, Daporijo, Bam, Aalo finally it ended at Mechuka town. During this weeklong journey, riders went through some of the most treacherous road of Arunachal. ABC the host of NERM has expressed satisfaction over successful completion of event.

In a press statement ABC President Nabum Jose has thanked everyone who immensely contributed to make this riders meet a grand success. “We are indebted to proud Arunachalee citizens like Likha Saaya, Sadhana Deori,  Mago Epo, Tapen Sigha, Tony Bam, Toba Angu, Karka Gamlin, PD Sona, Techi Kaso, Bamang Taji, Kipa Babu, Pige Ligu, Mokar Riba and  Yana Raj for being part of NERM 2010,” said Jose in a press statement. He further added, “We also thank DSA Aalo, Sikh Light regiment, CCRD, Radiant Bislery Guwahati, DC and SP Itanagar, Neeraj Sharma of Arunachal Liquor Pvt Limited and United Breweries Limited and our media partners The Arunachal Times, Arunachal News Network.”

Beside sponsors and well wishers, the entire rider fraternity expressed gratitude to local citizen of places wherever they stopped during their journey. “Be it at Yazali, Raga, Daporijo, Bam, Aalo or Menchuka local citizens showered love on riders. The bike riders coming from other part of country and from countries like Bhutan were very impressed with hospitality of local Arunachalee citizens,” stated ABC President Nabum Jose.


Dabi inaugurates Bakin Pertin Auditorium

PASIGHAT, Nov 19: The Home Minister Tako Dabi paid rich tributes to the former Prime Minister of India Late Indira Gandhi on her 93rd birth anniversary at Telam, under Nari subdivision today. ADC Nari T. Mibang, SP Aloke Kumar and ZPM K. Dabi were among the first to pay floral tributes to the late leader.

The Home Minister on the auspicious occasion inaugurated the newly constructed Bakin Pertin Auditorium constructed by the WRD Pasighat under SPA at the Telam Govt. Hr. Secondary School premises amidst huge gathering of the HoDs, general public, teachers and students and party functionaries.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said late Gandhi was a genius, a beacon light of peace to the entire humanity and a legendary leader. She was not only an apostle of peace but also a leader of indomitable courage who carried the masses with her.  Her patriotic fervour and spirit of services to the poorest of the poor of the society left an indelible mark, Dabi added.

Indira Gandhi laid strong foundations for national integration, communal harmony, secularism and technological revolutions in the country, the Home Minister further stated. Home Minister, who was the chief guest of the inaugural function, remembered the great leader Late . Bakin Pertin.  He said it was a historic moment for the people of Arunachal to pay homage to the great leader late  Pertin.  Describing him as a statesman, scholar, reformist, linguist and a man of multiple qualities Dabi said Pertin left his imprint in our life.

Paying his respectful homage to the great son of the soil, the minister stated late  Pertin  with his multi-faceted personality served the people with utmost dedication and honesty and made significant contribution to the state in various capacities during his long and distinguished political career as MLA, MP and founder of PPA (Peoples Party of Arunachal).  His sensitivity and love for the people marked him as an exceptional human being, Dabi commented.

While advising the students, Dabi stressed on sincerity, hardworking and discipline to become competitive at the national and international levels with educational and extra curricular developments raising the name and fame of the state. He said education is the single tool which can eliminate poverty, ignorance and illiteracy.

The home minister said ‘the NDFB is still active in some parts of the state making Arunachal as hideouts taking advantage of dense forests along the Assam-Arunachal boundary. They are targeting innocent civilians, who have got nothing to do with their demands whatsoever’. However, safety and security of Arunachal citizens is accorded top priority by the government and therefore all roads connecting Assam has been declared as most unsafe and placed under high security alert, Dabi informed.

T. Mibang ADC, Aloke Kumar (IPS) SP and ZPM Kenyom Dabi also spoke on the occasion.  DIPRO


APMCC celebrates Indira's birthday

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) celebrated the 93rd birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in a benefitting manner by resolving to raise separate Women Battalion (IRBn) and establish a separate women’s college of all disciplines, including technical education, at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today.

APMCC resolved that Arunachal Pradesh may be declared dry state to avoid criminal activities and domestic violence. If not, atleast three days in a week may be declared as dry day, APMCC resolved adding that necessary infrastructure, like ‘anti-narcotic cell’ should be developed in order to stop drug abuse, which engulfed the young generation in some part of the state.

Earlier, the celebration started with garlanding portrait of Indira Gandhi by INC party leaders. The birthday of Indira Gandhi is celebrated as National Integration Day.

In her speech, APMCC president Yari Dulom recalled the contribution of Indiraji for the development the country and her love and affection towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

APCC president Nabam Tuki recalled Indira’s various welfare schemes for rural development. While calling upon one and all to join Congress for making India a vibrant country, Tuki assured to cooperate and extend all possible support to Mahila Congress as and when required.

Parliamentary secretaries Passang Dorjee Sona and CC Singpho, State Commission for Women member Joya Joram, special invitee Yam Natung, Papum Pare ZPM chairperson Nabam Aka also spoke on the occasion and recalled great contributions made to the country in development front by the late leaders. They suggested Mahila Congress cadres to follow the ideals of Indira Gandhi and serve people selflessly for prosperity of our country.

The celebration was attended by Senior Congress party leaders, hundreds of delegates from District Mahila Congress, office bearers of Pradesh Congress Committee and its frontal wings, NSUI, Seva Dal and Pradesh Youth Congress.


VoA top finalist to take part in Festival of Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: “We should promote the rich cultural traditions of our state so that our ethnicity flourishes in the mainland of India”, said, Chief Patron of BSNL Voice of Arunachal, MP Takam Sanjay during the inaugural function of the state level audition of the Voice of Arunachal Seasion-2, held at Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun today.

Meanwhile, extending his wishes to all the 42 contestants of the 1st state level audition, Sanjay said “the shining of few youths of the state in different field in the National level events in the recent past is an eye opener for our state.  He expressed hope that the few participating artist of the VoA would also bring laurel to the state and exhibit their excellent performance in the national events in near future.  And to transform his hope into reality, the MP assured that the top finalist of the VoA will be given a platform to perform in the forthcoming festival of Arunachal, which will be held at Delhi.

He further assured to induct the organizing executive members of the VoA and senior artist from various tribes of the state in management of festival of Arunachal to make it a grand success.

The MP further acknowledging the restless efforts of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union President cum Chairman of the VoA Jalley Sonam for the welfare and upliftment of working class in the state from the last 20 years appreciated Sonam and advised him to continue in his yeoman services.

Later, Sanjay contributed an amount of Rs one lakh to the organizing committee.

BSNL, Itanagar General Manager Shyam Narayan also appreciated the organizing team and appealed the people to promote and preserve own language and culture.

Chairman, VoA Jalley Sonam, Vice Chairman, VoA Changma Tajo and Organizing Secretary Ashok Sonam also spoke on the occasion.

Further Ashok appealed all departments and associations to cooperate with the VoA team for it successful completion and further informed that  the results of today’s audition will be declared soon.


A tale of a SSA teacher

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  Few days ago during a visit to one of the leading hospitals of Itanagar to see a relative of mine, who was admitted there, I bumped into a young man of 24, who was taking care of his ill-father, admitted just adjacent to my relative. At first instant, I was touched by seeing strong love and affection between father and son. Gradually as I started visiting my relative frequently, I struck a conversation with father-son duo and got to know that son is employed as Assistant Teacher under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan somewhere in Arunachal.

I always knew that most of the teachers employed under SSA work in challenging condition with meagre amount of salary.  But talking to this SSA teacher, I felt his pain and thought to share his plight with our esteem readers.  

“I have got calls after calls from my colleagues telling that villagers are complaining against me as I have not been able to join school for past 15 days due to my father’s ill health. They don’t understand the fact that my father is fighting for his life and I can’t leave him alone,” he narrates while telling me about his experience of being an SSA teacher.  He continues, “I have been very regular in my duty and only this month because of my father’s ill health, I could not take class. But just because am an SSA teacher and not a regular employee, villagers are complaining against me. Such kind of act really brings down the spirit of SSA teachers.”

Stunned and dumbfounded I kept listening to his narration. Slowly he poured his heart out and went on to tell, “Most young SSA teachers like me are very sincere towards their job. As most of these boys and girls are employed in life for the first time, they are genuinely interested to contribute something to the society. Most of SSA teachers themselves were educated in government schools, so they care for poor student of government schools.”

He also told me despite giving cent percent dedicated service people never gives SSA teachers their due respect. “We work so dedicatedly but still no one cares. Public have this pre-occupied notion that SSA teachers are not honest to their work and are only passing time.  It’s wrong on their part to think like that. We get demoralize by such attitude”.

Meanwhile in the mid of our conversation his mobile starts ringing and looking at the screen, he tells me, “It’s call from village ASM who is also chairman of school management community.”  He answered call and was trying to explain him about his father’s serious medical condition. Two of them had five minute of conversation and I walked away for a while in order to give him privacy. After finishing conversation, he told me, “I guess I have no choice but to leave my ailing father in hospital and attend school duty. ASM has warned me that if I don’t join work within two days, they will complain to higher ups and I can’t afford to lose this job.” I just had no words but still advised him not to leave his ailing father.

Next day when I went to the hospital, I could not find the boy. His old mother was alone taking care of his ailing father. The illiterate village women who could barely speak broken Assamese was now going around and buying medicine for his beloved husband. I asked when your son will come back and she answered, “No idea.”

Tribal ethics of humanity has always taught us the need of caring and loving each other. Modernization does not mean we become ruthless human being and take advantage of sad plight of another fellow human.


Siram visits Zemithang

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with local M.L.A Jambey Tashi, Director Education, Project Director SSA, DDSE Tawang, ZPM Zemithang Sang Norbu visited Zemithang yesterday. During his visit, the minister advised the teachers to devote in their duty and maintain quality education and encouraged the parents to send their children in school regularly.

Further, responding to a four-point memorandum submitted by Pangchen Ding-Gro Youth Welfare Association, the Education minister assured to upgrade Gorsam middle school into secondary school and also to look into the other demands.


5th NE Zonal Boxing Champion gets underway

BOMDILA, Nov 19: The 5th North-east Zonal Boxing Championship got underway at Rupa in West Kameng district yesterday. Altogether, 17 contingents from the North-East and West Bengal, the Border Security Force ( BSF ) and 5-Mtn Division of the Army are participating in the 4-day event at Gyaptong Stadium Rupa. Chief guest of the opening ceremony of the Championship Dr. Subash Basumatary, who heads the North-east Sports Authority of India (SAI ) as its Regional Director called upon the players to maintain sportsmanship spirit and  strive for perfection. The people of the state, particularly youths have great talent and skill and they can bring Arunachal at par with other leading states of the country in the field of sports, Dr Basumatary said. He called upon the state government to formulate clear cut sports policy to exploit the latent talent of the youths.

Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi implored the players to strive for excellence. DC also appreciated the members of Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association including its president D. K. Thongdok, ex-minister  and  secretary general D K  Dinglow, Director of Sports  and  Youth Affairs for organizing the event. DIPRO


Ten students to represent state in NCSC

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Ten students from various districts of the state have qualified to participate in the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) scheduled to be held at Chennai in December.

Pranjal Dey (VKV Jairampur), Jim karlo (VKV Kuporijo), Chukhu Anam (VKV Yazali), Nangram Ama (VKV Koloriang), Yumlam Toni (VKV Koloriang), Kato Docha (VKV Ziro), Kardi Basar (VKV Jirdin), Gaurav Dubey (Roopland Public School, Rupa), Madhuparna Goswami (Govt HS School, Seppa) and Mosumlu Tayeng (Govt HS School, Tezu), who took the top ten places in the state level NCSC will represent the state at the national event.

A valedictory function was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and technology at IG Park here today, in which the students were felicitated by the panel of judges including IT and Science and Technology director S De Sarkar.


Students’ union flays dept for failing to execute road works

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) flayed Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department (APPWD) for utterly failing to execute road work in East Kameng.

According to a release of AEKSU, the road from Seijosa to Pakke-Kessang, which was started 40 years ago in 1973, has not yet been completed although enough amount was provided by NEC.

The construction works of Seijosa portion of the road from Itanagar to Seijosa via Lao-Lapa has been remained a non-starter whereas the construction of Itanagar to Lao-Lapa portion of the road has already been initiated by Papum Pare PW Division, AEKSU said while describing the inefficiency of the department concerned in taking up the work. AEKSU demanded the department concerned to handover the works to other executing departments like RWD or private companies, if it feels unable to execute the same work.

Moreover, the Seppa-Sagalee-Itanagar road has worsen further since it was taken over by PWD from GREF during 2000-02 due to lack of maintenance, AEKSU informed, and demanded the authorities concerned to start construction of all these roads latest by January 2011 or else it would be compelled to launch democratic movement for fulfillment of demands.


Multi-media campaign on AIDS organized in Changlang

CHANGLANG, Nov 19: The Changlang District AIDS Control Society in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh AIDS Control Society has organized a Musical competition among the local bands with the theme on AIDS in Changlang today. The musical competition is the part of the multimedia campaign being launched throughout the state in order to create mass awareness on AIDS.

Changlang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao, called upon the youth to be frank and friendly while discussing about AIDS, its causes, consequences and protections.  He also appealed the officers, doctors and public leaders to discuss freely on AIDS with minors instead of beating about the bushes ignoring the real facts.

Chief Guest of the function, Marina Kenglang, ZPM, Changlang (N) expressed concern over the ever rising graph of HIV infected patients in the north eastern states including Arunachal Pradesh. She appealed the youth to play crucial role in generating mass awareness on AIDS.  Around  one thousand youth enjoyed the musical extravaganza performed by the Still Well Band of Nampong and Volte Face band of Changlang in which the later was selected first.  DIPRO incharge


Arunachal to open Dr. T Ao Memorial Football campaign against Nagaland

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Representing Arunachal Pradesh, BT XI, the winner of the recently held State Football League, will open their North East Dr. T Ao Memorial Football Tournament campaign with a match against Nagaland on November 22.

All the eight participating teams from eight NE states are divided into two groups with winner and runners of each group qualifying for the semifinals.

The Arunachal team has been clubbed along with Meghalaya, Nagaland and Assam in Group ‘B’. The Group ‘A’ comprises of Sikkim, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur.

BT XI will play their second match against Assam on November 24 and the third match against Meghalaya on November 26.

The tournament will begin at Imphal, Manipur on November 21.

The semifinals and final will be held on November 28 and 30 respectively while the third place decider will be held on November 29.

The BT XI team is being led by Bamang Taji as Team Manager. NR Lalum and LR Singh are the Asst. Manager and Team Coach respectively.


Dr. Krishna visits upcoming hydel projects in West Siang

AALO, Nov 19 : The Principal Secretary, Power and Coordination, Dr. H Krishna visited all upcoming hydro power projects at Siyom basin, Tato-II, Naying and other projects taken up by different corporations during his whirlwind tour to West Siang from Nov 14 to 18.  He expressed his satisfaction over the progress of works at all sites.  Engineers and other Govt officers accompanied him during the visit.

Later in a meeting with DC, SP and other departmental heads, the secretary appreciated the Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak for taking up the development activities at a quicker pace. Introduction of ‘Jan Suvidha’ is a concrete effort to bring administration closer to the people, he said. He also disclosed that he had agreed upon to maintain ALGs in a meeting of apex steering committee held in Air HQ for infrastructure development of ALGs in  state. He urged authorities to maintain Menchuka and Vijoynagar ALGs properly for all air services.

Superintendent of Police Sindhu Pillai briefed in detail about the police deployment in the district. She also explained in detailed about the need to establish full fledged police station at Tato and Kangku circles to contain law and order problem. DIPRO


School advocacy meeting on RTI and STI at Geku and Yingkiong

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: School health programme cum advocacy meetings on Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) under RCH and NRHM programme was held at Geku and Yingkiong on Nov 18 and 19 respectively. The programme was sponsored by Upper Siang District Health Society and attended by school students and staffs.

Dr. T. Gao, DRCHO while explaining the objectives of the programme advised the students to avoid alcohol and drugs for maintaining good health and quality life. A healthy person will make a healthy society, he said and appealed the students to avail the services provided by the health department.

Dr. Ahik Myiu DTO dwelt in details about the revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), while Dr. India Modi, DSO, gave details on Malaria and Leprosy and Dr. K. Patuk briefed about HIV/ AIDS and RTI/ STI with power point presentations.

There were open discussions and questionnaires by participants where many misconceptions were cleared. DIPRO


Changlang DHS reviews progress  of its societies

CHANGLANG, Nov 19: The Changlang District Health Society organized   meetings of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti, Changlang(RKS), the District Blindness Control Society, the district Vector Borne Disease Control Society, the District Tuberculosis Control Society and the District Leprosy Control Society here at Changlang today.

The Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao who is also chairman of all the societies urged  the members of the societies to use the funds judiciously for optimum benefit of the general public and also appealed for timely completion of the  schemes.  He also stressed awareness on health care schemes among the masses.

Earlier, District Medical Officer, Dr Pramathesh De, presented the performance of District Hospital, Changlang under RKS up to the month October 2010. Dr De also submitted the proposals of works to be undertaken under RKS fund which the members approved with minor amendment.

While presenting the performance report of NPCB, Changlang for the year 2009-10 Dr De informed the concerned members that the total numbers of 416 patients were screened out of which 201 patients were found with refractive error and cataract surgery was done upon 18 patients at Nampong. At Bordumsa total number of 456 patients were screened where 175 numbers of refractive error found and 38 numbers of cataract surgeries was undertaken. Students Eye screening in many school have also been carried out, added Dr De.

Proposals under the District Blindness Control Society were placed before the members. The members approved  the proposals after a thread bare discussion.

In the  meeting with members of District Vector Borne Disease Control Society, Dr De presented performance report of for the month up to 2010  and proposed to train MPWs, ASHAs and distribute special Bed net among the villages with higher number of Malaria cases.

Dr M Khimhun, District Programme officer, RNTCP, Changlang presented the achievements of the District Tuberclosis Control Society in the meeting, before its members for the year 2009 and up to September 2010.

While presenting the plans and objective of the society Dr Khimhun informed the members that efforts will be given to increase annual case detection rate, cure rate and success rate up to 90%. She also elaborated on the activities to be taken to achieve the objectives.

In the meeting among the members of National Leprosy Eradication programme Dr P De informed that no new cases of Leprosy has been detected in the district during the year 2010-11 till date. While placing action plan, Dr De proposed to train newly appointed doctors, hospital staff and workers which was approved by the members. DIPRO incharge.






Ribia appreciates Sanjoy, Tuki

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Former minister Nani Ribia today expressed gratitude to both MP Takam Sanjoy and PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki for their visit to Ziro on Nov 17.

In his letters of appreciation addressed to Sanjoy and Tuki, the former minister said that both the leaders have done the job of healing touch to victim family as well as affected family after the mob violence on Nov 3.  


AEKSU lauds appointment

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) thanked the State Government led by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for appointing Jabring Venia as vice chairman of Arunachal Forest Corporation.

AUKSU in a release said that his appointment to the post will enable him to work for protection of fast diminishing flora and fauna of the state.


Students appeal for postponement of recruitment date

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Students’ Union of Dera Natung Government College appealed to the authorities concerned to defer the date fixed for recruitment of Head Constable (Telecom) in IRBn/ Civil which clashed with House Test examination of various colleges, including DNGC.

It said in a release that many students who have applied for the post will not be able to attend the recruitment test because at that time they will be writing their examination. It will be convenient for those aspiring candidates if the authority defer it to last week of December or first week of January, 2011, it added.

The Lendo Ao Students Union also appealed to the Police department to postpone the recruitment date to last week of December for the convenient of college and university students.


Tripartite meet to resolve issues

AALO, Nov 19 : In its effort to arrive at an amicable solution to maintain status quo on the approach road connecting Dego Panya village up to BRTP road via 5 Mountain Brigade, a tripartite meet involving administration, Army and villagers of Dego was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak on Nov 18.

The meeting resolved to keep the approach road open for all passers by and army too showed its gesture to arrange lighting system on the approach road. The MLA Aalo East, Jarkar Gamlin who also participated in the meet assured to give a new shape to the approach road for better connectivity.  

On repeated plea by the villagers on encroachments by the Army on village areas, the army officers said that representatives of Defence Estate Officers, administration and villagers can make a joint survey to settle such issues. DIPRO


KYC workshop

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  The Art of Living has brought its world renowned Know Your Child (KYC) workshop to Itanagar. KYC is a 3-hour interactive workshop designed to help parents understand children better and thus improve the quality of family life. The first batch of KYC workshop will be held on November 21, at the Art of Living Centre, H Sector, Itanagar.


IAF recruitment rally

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati reiterated that airmen recruitment rally  will be conducted at ‘Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun, exclusively for eligible  male candidates of Arunachal Pradesh in Technical and  Non-Technical trades  on Nov 26. The selection process is purely based on merit.  The candidates may report with their original marks sheets and pass certificates of qualifying examination, pass certificates issued by board in proof of date of birth  and NCC certificates if any along with three xerox copies of each and seven copies of recent passport size colour photographs at the venue on 26 Nov 10 between 0700 hrs to 1000hrs. For eligibility details contact - Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati, tele nos. 0361-2843385/0361-2840051 or log on to www.indianairforce.nic.in.


Blankets and other essential items distributed to fire victims

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The FCI state consultative member Karto Kaye distributed blankets and other essential materials to the fire victims of Nari Koyu, who had lost their all properties in the devastating fire accident which broke out on November 5 last destroying atleast 22 shops.

While appreciating the humanitarian gesture shown by Kaye, North East Development Welfare Society urged the State Government to immediately assess the properties damaged during the fire accident and grant relief accordingly to the affected


Bandh peaceful

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All Yachuli Students Union and All Raga Area Students Union claimed that joint bandh call given by both organizations on 18th November in certain areas of Lower Subansiri district passed off successfully and peacefully.


ADWA resents

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Expressing displeasure over the reported decision and order issued by  Raga additional deputy commissioner regarding land dispute over Chumring-Tallung of Kampurijo circle, All Dokum Welfare Association (ADWA) has appealed to the Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner to revoke the order.



ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has deferred their proposed conference cum election which was supposed to be held from 26th to 28th of this month till further notification due to some unavoidable circumstances.


AAPPTF appreciates DC

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) appreciated the order of Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex regarding wearing of uniform and badge by all drivers of commercial vehicle for the convenience of tourist and customers, proper maintenance of vehicle documents and driving license.


Entrepreneurship awareness prog

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: A one day entrepreneurship awareness programme under KVIC, Itanagar was conducted at Daporijo DDI centre by Hill Mount Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd. today.

Tuli Basar, DDI, Daporijo appreciated HMMCS for conducting the awareness camp saying that such programmes help educated youths take up employment generating activities for self reliant instead of depending upon govt. jobs. He advised various NGOs, Self-help Groups and panchayat leaders present during the programme to constitute committees for availing various schemes available with KVIC.

HMMCS chairman Nilly Serbi Likha highlighted the various schemes available with KVIC and about PMEGP.

Representative from various NGOs, SHGs, panchayat leaders attended the programme.


ABK postpones Coord. Meet

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The proposed ‘General Co-ordination Meeting’ with various Assam and Arunachal-based organizations, like Mishing Baane Kebang, Takam Mishing Porin Kebang, Mishing Mimak Kebang, All Assam Students’ Union of Dhemaji unit, Adi Students Union, ABK Youth front, Galo Students Union (Likabali/Ramle Banggo), All Gorkha Students Union, Dhemaji etc. has been postponed to December 17, 2010 due to unavoidable circumstances, according to Adi Baane Kebang (ABK).


Yadum retains her post

ITANAGAR: Tana Yadum, the sitting anchal chairperson of 10th Toru anchal samiti constituency has retained her post by defeating no-confidence motion moved against her by rival faction. In a secret ballot vote held today she obtained the confidence of her supporter by winning majority vote.


TNAI conference

ITANAGAR: A 13-member team from Arunachal Pradesh unit of Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) left here today for Ernakulam, Kerala to participate in the 72nd National Conference of the Association beginning from November 22 to 27.


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