Cooperatives urged to play crucial role in food security
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Secretary Planning Ankur Garg has called upon the stakeholders
in the cooperative sector to play a leading role in ensuring food security and increasing
agricultural productivity in the state. He also called upon cooperators to reorient
and reform in tune with the needs of changing times.
He was addressing Cooperators and school students at the valedictory function of
the week-long 57th All India Cooperative Week celebration at Polo Colony, Naharlagun
today. The themes of deliberation were Cooperative contribution towards Food Security
and Introspection and Envisioning by sectoral cooperative.
He further opined that the cooperative movement even today retains its relevance
as it is based on the strong fundamental s of ethics and on the goodness of human
nature of the spirit of cooperation. Stressing on the cooperative sectors role in
supporting Production, Credit and Marketing in the Agriculture sector, Garg asked
Cooperators to update and trainup with modern methods and techniques in these areas.
On the role and initiatives of the State Govt. for ensuring food Security, proactive
and speedy steps, particularly in the last two years have been taken by opening Regional
FCI office in Naharlagun, including FCI depots in the districts., besides instituting
vigilance , monitoring Committee, Checking pilferage. He However besides these administrative
steps, we need the presence of Cooperatives and SHGs at the grassroot level, he added.
He also referred to the e-PDS model successfully piloted in TIrap district, when
he served as DC Tirap for fair and streamlined distribution and the successful running
of 8 non functioning fair price shops by women SHGs.
He further informed that with the Vaidyanathan report is being implemented in the
State and the State Govt. will provide the state Matching share of Rs. 4 and ½ crore
with the centre providing Rs. 40 crore, he said that the Cooperative sector is set
to get a boost with the aide, he said that the Cooperative sector is set to get a
boost with the aid, .
The Guest of Honour, a successful Cooperator Bengia Hemanta, urged the Youth and
students to actively join the Cooperative movement for gainful self-employment and
narrated his own experience as a young cooperator in his school days.
GM NABARD, Dr. B.G Mukhay Padhyay speaking as resourcperson , pointed out to the
lack of institutional credit support for the farmers of the state for expanding food
production for self sufficiency food security for the common people of the state.
He urged the stakeholders particularly the cooperative Apex Bank for its support
in providing credit support in boosting agricultural production of the state.
While, R.D Thungon, Joint RCS, pointed out to the lack of awareness of members of
cooperative societies of its dutie and rights and urged the state cooperative union
to conduct members awareness program . in order to motivate the younger generation
effort is also on to introduce cooperative curriculum in Schools of the state.
Giving a appraisal of the weeklong programe G.Nyorak, CEO, AP State Cooperative Union
said awareness campaigns have been conducted in the state to mark the Weeklong programme
to motivate the grassroot people particularly women and youth to join the cooperative
Smti. Yapi Kulo a successful cooperator called for identifying dedicated cooperative
societies for subsidy assistance awareness, camps in rural remote areas, simplified
loan procedure from lending institutions like NABARD.
Resorceperson from NERIST, Dr. B. D. Nayak also undelined the role of Cooperatives
in Credit and thrift and called for Cooperative sector to play a vital role in micro-credit
for economic empowerement of rural masses. DIPR
Arunachalee girl found dead in Guwahati
ANSU seeks Govt intervention for impartial enquiry
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) today urged the state home minister
to intervene and direct the Assam counterpart for constitution of impartial investigation
into suspected murder of an Arunachalee girl in Guwahati. The union also demanded
exemplary punishment to the culprits as per law.
ANSU in a release today claimed that Likha Yapi, a MCA student, was murdered at around
3 am on Nov 19 at Guwahati. The union further said the deceased was hanged in a ceiling
fan after being brutally murdered.
When contacted police sources from Guwahati informed that the girl was found hanging
inside a rented house at Sewali path under Hatigaon Police station. A murder case
has been registered in this connection, some persons have been detained and interrogation
is still going on, police sources said. It further said postmortem report of the
deceased is yet to be received.
However, unconfirmed report said that two persons were arrested in connection with
the murder case registered in the police station.
Expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in North East states,
ANSU said Govt should issue strict instruction to law enforcing authorities including
defense forces to tackle law and order and prevent anti-social activities.
Such incident involving students studying in various educational institutions of
the country may happen again if it is not controlled and checked properly, ANSU said
adding time has come for state Government to send a strong message to all parents
of various communities of the state to guide their children properly to pursue higher
education in safe and secure educational institutions in the country. Nilly Welfare
Society, Itanagar strongly condemned the suspected murder of late Likha Yapi, daughter
of Likha Epo at Guwahati. The society deeply condoled the death of Late Yapi and
conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, the Society appealed to the state Chief Minister and Home Minister to
take up the matter with Assam counterparts for proper investigation into the case.
The society also demanded immediate arrest of all the accused involved in the gruesome
incident and demanded stringent punishment to them.
Workers Board assures to provide ambulance for workers of Sagalee
SAGALEE, Nov 20: Arun-achal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers’ Welfare
Board’s Chairman Jalley Sonam conducted its awareness campaign at Sagalee, Papum
Pare district recently.
The awareness campaign is conducted in order to provide social security and other
welfare measures/facilities to the workers engaged in building and other construction
activities in the state and to make them aware of the benefits provided under the
workers Board. Addressing the gathering at Sagalee, he assured the workers of the
state to pursue the higher authorities to enhance the existing housing loan from
Rs. 50,000 to one lakh, marriage assistance from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5,000 and maternity
assistance Rs. 1000 to Rs. 3000 and, also assured to provide one ambulance and construct
a labour shed for the workers of Sagalee as per the provisions of the Board.
The Chairman further, highlighting Board’s labourers benefits said, any registered
labourer or workers can avail the housing loan being granted to workers of the state
by the board, besides other benefits like medical assistance, tools advance, maternity
assistance, housing loans, death benefits, Janashree Life insurance.
He appreciated PWD&UD Minister Nabam Tuki for initiating all round developments in
and around Sagalee. While appreciating the present Govt, Sonam said the Congress
Govt headed by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has fulfilled AAPWU’s genuine demands.
Arunachal Labor Cooperative Federation is underway for its implementation, he disclosed.
Labour Commissioner cum Secretary of the workers board Ojing Darung briefed about
the activities of the workers board. He advised the HoDs to extend their help to
the workers in their registration procedure and educate the workers regarding the
board’s welfare measures to the workers.
Deputy Labour Commissioner Dr. S.P Bhardwaj highlighting about the 1% cess collection
and welfare measures being implemented by Board informed that 1% cess deposits is
mandatory as per the Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act. 1996.
He also appreciated Board’s chairman Jalley Sonam for successful implementation of
various welfare measures with short span of six months. ADC Sagalee Choku Talar appreciated
Sonam for his hard work for the cause of the laborers, appealed the workers to register
their names with the Board and also assured to extend all possible help during his
stay at Sagalee.
AAPWU, Papum Pare district, President Paul Tad, Block President AAPWU, Sagalee unit
Techi Taro also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the board officials conducted awareness camp at Mengio and Balijan. Such
awareness campaign will also be conducted in different places of the district.
Riders discover hidden Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Being part of the North East Riders Meet (NERM)-2010 was one lifetime
experience. The week-long bike journey offered riders and media-persons like me the
chance to visit amazing destinations like Yazali, Ziro, Raga, Daporijo, Tirbin, Bam,
Aalo, Kaying, Tato and Mechuka in one go. Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC), the organizer
for NERM deserves pat on their back for coming up with such noble gesture to promote
tourism potential of state.
Around 200 bikers from various parts of the country and neighbouring Bhutan participated
in the meet. Boys as young as 18 and old man as old as 62 years took part in the
meet. But the centre of attraction of this meet was lone lady rider Sheetal Ayyar,
who had come all the way from Hyderabad. The most amazing part was that she herself
rode her Royal Enfield bullet bike throughout this trip without any support from
her pillion rider who was a male companion. Even the most treacherous road did not
scare her ever and she truly enjoyed her stay in Arunachal. “Despite few minor hiccups
I had really enjoyed this trip. Arunachal Pradesh is perhaps one of the most beautiful
states of India and local tribal people are so warmth. When I go back to Hyderabad,
I will become brand ambassador of Arunachal there,” told Sheetal.
The success of this event shows that Arunachalee citizen are now ready to welcome
visitors with open arms. Being part of this meet, I got rare opportunity to closely
observe the warm hospitality of Arunachalee citizen and at the same time also getting
chance to visit some of the most beautiful places of Arunachal. Places like Daporijo,
Aalo and Menchuka if promoted properly can become major tourist attraction in years
to come. Especially Aalo to Menchuka route passing through the thorny road with
breathtaking sights will surely tempt tourist from mainland India and abroad.
Barring few minor incidents, NERM 2010 smoothly sailed through and this should act
as antidote for potentially strong but ailing tourism sector of Arunachal. Riders
were accorded warm welcome wherever they stopped and I am sure all the participants
must have carried wonderful memories along with them. But big question is how to
translate such success into bigger success. For this, department of tourism government
of Arunachal Pradesh, needs to take initiative. Despite amble potential tourism
sector has not seen greener days in this state.
With Tawang virtually getting overexposed, in days to come unexplored places need
to be encouraged as tourism destination. With not much of scope in industrial sector,
tourism will be the biggest sector for job opportunities to unemployed Arunachalee
youths in coming years when government job dries up.
CRC celebrates Silver jubilee
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The silver jubilee celebration of CRC Naharlagun started amidst
festive fanfare on Nov 19.
The programme started with hoisting of the jubilee flag by the APCRCC President Sama
Dodum, dedication of jubilee monolith by veteran missionary to the church Rev. Bilieu
Shuya from Nagaland, lighting of jubilee torch by Rev. Dr. Takeng Taggu.
The special guest of the inaugural function Setong Sena, Finance Minister in his
speech said church has a prominent role to play in developing the state and should
be a supporting pillar in the functioning of the state government. He further said
that we need to ponder on the Bible and educate especially the young people through
church activities and this will lead to building of a harmonious and peaceful Arunachalee
society. He further said ‘We should put our Christian efforts in bringing positive
changes in the society’. He also donated a sum of Rs. 50,000 towards the celebration
fund. A Jubilee Souvenir was also released by Setong Sena.
Toko Teki General Secretary Arunachal Christian Forum in his short speech said that
jubilee is a time of reconciliation and jubilation. He emphasized on spiritual growth
of the church. He also appealed one and all to shun corruption in elections and to
discourage money game in elections.
Prominent Bible scholar Rev. Dr. D. L. Sanchu from Nagaland brought the jubilee message
as speaker and said that on this occasion we should be reconciled with God and mankind.
The colorful programme included artistic presentations by youth and women groups
and a community feast.
The welcome speech was delivered by the chief patron of the organizing committee
Er. Toko Jyoti. Beautiful choreographies were presented by Sunday school children
and the youth wing of the church. The praise and worship team also mesmerized the
audience. The brief history of the church was presented by Tenzin Lodo. The organizing
committee also felicitated the pioneer missionaries and members with mementos and
citations. A jubilee calendar was released by Evan. Tai Ete. Thousands of believers
and leaders are participating in the celebration.
The closing day of the celebration will be graced by the local MLA Techi Kaso as
special guest. The day will also mark installation of church bell, plantation of
trees and fruit distribution in General Hospital Naharlagun and Under Trial Prison
(UTP) at Naharlagun Police station.
ABK conducts awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) has successfully completed its maiden
awareness campaign tour from 4th Nov to 11th Nov. The team lead by ABK President
Ajin Apang visited Tato, Rumgong, Boleng, Komkar, Yingkiong Damro and Oyan.
The ABK team had a detail discussion on various social and other developmental activities
with Panchayat leaders, Gaon Buras and locals of the respective areas. The communities
while appreciating the effort of ABK for visiting the remote Adi inhabitant areas
apprised them with various grievances like Education, Health, surface communication
and other social and economical problems face by them.
The ABK on its part assured the public of these areas that their grievances shall
be put before the elected representatives of the respective areas to take up with
the Govt. The President apprised the people about the various initiatives taken up
during its brief tenure like introduction of Adi as 3rd language in the schools of
Adi inhabitant areas, restriction of hunting and fishing and restriction of ceremonial
sacrifice of Mithuns during festivals/marriage etc.
At Yingkiong the President handed over a sum of Rs 50,000 to the people of Gossang
village who lost their homes and livestock in recent land slide which also claims
7 (seven) lives. While addressing a huge gathering at Oyan the ABK President requested
the Adi’s community to actively participate in its forthcoming General Conference
Army adopt Koila Bhatti LP School at Bhalukpong
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: While performing their duty as sentinel of the Nation, Indian Army
are also equally shouldering their social responsibility. Initially, 5 mountain
brigade 24 JKLI Regiment adopted Koila Bhatti LP school of Bhalukpong and donated
musical instruments, games and sport equipments and stationeries.
The 21 Punjab Regiment under 311 Mountain Brigade continued the service to the civilian
populace by constructing two units toilets and one store room for the said school.
Also, school compound level was raised by earth filling otherwise which was a kind
of a pool during rainy season that kept students away.
Today Brigadier Jarken Gamlin, 311 Mountain Brigade, visited the school and formally
handed over the assets created by them to the school authority in a small function
attended by CO 21 Punjab Regiment, EAC, other officials and public of Bhalukpong.
Brigadier Gamlin, in his inspiring speech advised students to study hard to become
a good citizen of the country. He also encouraged the teachers to dedicate themselves
in creating the best technocrats, administrators, doctors and soldiers from the schools
of rural areas of Arunachal. Further, he assured to provide other assistance for
the schools in near future. He expressed his pleasure in meeting the young students
and promised to meet them again.
EAC Bhalukpong, on behalf of local administration showered praises on the Indian
army in general and particularly to Brigadier Gamlin for his yeomen service rendered
to the civilian populace. He also requested teachers and students to take care of
the school infrastructure properly provided by the army.
T. Liyak, Teacher-in-Charge of Koila Bhatti school, extended thanks to the 24 JKLI
regiment of 5 Mountain Brigade and the 21 Punjab Regiment of 311 Mountain Brigade
for all the services and facilities provided.
Army recruitment rally begins
PASIGHAT, Nov 20: The Army Recruitment Office (ARO), Jorhat began its open recruitment
rally at the general ground Pasighat from Nov 20 to 24 to the posts of soldier on
It is informed that altogether 1451 candidates appeared in the first day of recruitment
test today. After physical, medical tests and documents verification, the eligible
candidates will face written test on 28th November next, informed Colonel Baljeet
Singh, Incharge recruitment (ARO, Jorhat). Singh also added, the result would be
declared within three weeks of time.
Earlier, addressing the gathering of local officers, army personnel and participants/candidates
on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang said there will be no scope for
indiscipline in army life and sincerity, dedication and devotions are keys of success.
The DC confirmed that the recruitment process is being conducted in transparent manner.
He appealed the candidates not to fall prey to the promises of any agencies and not
to pay money to anyone approaching them as agents or mediators. DIPRO
IGNOU M.Ed. practical based workshop begins
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Seven Days Practical Based Workshop for M.Ed. Trainees has
begun today. The inaugural session was addressed by Dr. B. G. Mukhopadhyay General
In his inaugural address, he stated that teacher should be open minded and ready
to learn new things. He threw light on research, encouraged the trainees to do objective
research. The cultural differences between countries, states open way for ethnographic
studies. He further advocated for critical approach and action research to find solution
for the pressing problems in the local settings. Science is falsifiable, truth is
not absolute. It is always relative, what is true in one culture can be false in
other culture. When paradigm changes, the truth also changes, hence 99% probability
may not be true always, one percent non probability existing in a situation may some
time pose problem. Hence objectivity and close observation is essential for any standard
research study. He further encouraged the teacher trainees to under stand their role
in value education, for that they should be a role model. Values cannot be taught
whereas it can be modeled. The coordinator Dr. Reena Tok and Programme In charge
Mrs. D. Suganthi Swarnalata also shared theirs views and objectives of the programme
17 trainees from M.Ed. second batch are participating in the workshop.
Khandu grants 10 lakhs to Nari fire victims
PASIGHAT, Nov 20: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has sanctioned Rs 10 lakh as emergency
relief for the Nari fire victims.
More than 20 houses were gutted in a devastating fire at Nari Market area on Nov
5. The state government headed by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu immediately sanctioned
Rs 10 lakhs for the fire victims. The amount was handed over by the Home Minister
Toko Dabi to administration during his visit to Nari on Friday morning last.
Tasong Mibang (ADC Nari) and Kenyom Dabi (ZPM) said many houses were destroyed in
the fire mishap. The financial assistance would help the fire victims to start
life afresh, they said. The duo conveyed their thanks to the CM Khandu and HM Dabi
for granting emergency grants to the victims. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has conveyed warm greetings
and good wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion
of Guru Nanak Jayanti and expressed that the occasion will help us imbibe Guruji’s
divine ideals of humanity, equality and brotherhood.
On the joyous occasion, I offer my prayers for peace and prosperity in the society
with a hope that it will inspire us to be better individuals and guide us on the
path of social harmony and unity, Gen Singh said in his message.
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Kimin Government Higher Secondary School family along with
GREF personnel came to the rescue of local people at last by cleaning the sewerage,
filling the potholes with gravels, levelling the road with sand and setting new pipes
for proper drainage of accumulated water along Kimin-Durpa road on November 18 and
The kutcha road running from Kimin to Durpa Govt. Hr. Sec. School, which is lying
in a dilapidated condition for long causing a nagging problems for two wheelers as
well as four wheelers, needs maintenance and immediate improvement, Students Welfare
Committee, GHSS, said in a release. It further said that the authority has not yet
taken any initiative to restore the pedestrian’s path since 2009 after the bridge
on the road was washed away.
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: While appreciating the Capital district administration’s recent
directive to the transporters urging strict adherence to MV rules by them besides
keeping with them up-to-date records of vehicles, the All Arunachal Pradesh Public
Transport Federation has said that no commercial vehicle should remain off the roads
in the name of attending meeting called by any organization other than the AAPPTF.
It further called upon the transporters and counter operators to ply their vehicles
and keep their booking counters open on Nov 27 as usual.
BWC office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Capital MLA Techi Kaso today inaugurated the newly constructed
permanent office building of Bazar Welfare Committee (BWC), Naharlagun. Attending
the program as chief guest, Kaso hoped that setting up of new office will help BWC
to work for welfare of business communities in better way. He also urged capital
administration to maintain strict law and order so that business community feel secure.
Capital complex deputy commissioner Dr. SB Kumar who was guest of honour for the
day sought cooperation of BWC and business community in general to maintain law and
order. Also present on the occasion was Techi Lala, president, Arunachal Chamber
of Commerce and Industries, Tok Buttom, General Secretary BWC and Shillong Tajo,
Chairman BWC Naharlagun. Meanwhile BWC Chairman, Shillong Tajo submitted three point
memorandum to chief guest which include protection of Bazar office near Lagun bridge,
renovation of police station, Naharlagun and construction of permanent for daily
NCP leader meets Nari fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh vice president
Karto Kaye has visited the fire accident site at Nari Market area in East Siang
district recently and also met the fire victims.
Kaye informed that 22 houses were completely gutted in recent fire incident at Nari
Market and properties worth crores of rupees have been gutted. He further said
that district administration has provided Rs 2000 each to the fire victims as immediate
The NCP leader interacted with the fire victims, Nari Township Market Committee members,
Nari ADC and general public and discussed about safety measures and proper planning
of the township.
While appreciating administration, public, teaching staff and students of Govt Higher
Secondary School, Telam for providing urgent assistance to fire victims, the NCP
leader appealed the Govt to provide adequate relief to the victims.
RDS conducts training prog for SHGs
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Rural Development Society, Upper Subansiri district today organized
a one-day awareness and book keeping training programme at Daporijo today. At least
30 members from ten SHGs participated in the programme sponsored by National Bank
for Agriculture and Rural Development, Itanagar.
Speaking on the occasion, CDPO Daporijo Tao Nalo urged all the trainees to avail
the opportunity and use the knowledge gained from the prog to serve the common people
of the rural sector.
RDS President Paktin Bagbi appealed the branch managers of various banks, Ministry
of Rural Development and other funding agencies to provide financial assistance to
Eucharistic Procession postponed to Dec 12
Itanagar Nov 20: Bishop of Itanagar, Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas today called off the
Eucharistic Procession which was scheduled on 21st November 2010.
He informed the General Secretary APCU, over the telephone that due to sudden and
incessant rain the procession has been called off. The procession will be held on
12th December 2010 which will be Sunday. Except date, the venue and other things
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Tadar Lilong has been appointed Capital Complex Registered Contractor
Association (CCRCA) in a meeting on Nov 14.
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Dany Piilo Society, Ziro and Apatani Youth Association mourned
the sudden demise of Tage Diibo.
The members of the society and association prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and extended their condolences to the bereaved family members.
Donyi Colony Welfare Committee deeply mourned the demise of its former executive
member Ha Tania who died on November 19 last at his residence Dony colony.
The committee members conveyed their condolence to the bereaved family members and
prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.