Inter-state youth exchange prog begins
Be open to new ideas: Governor
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: I will be very happy, if each one of you learn one dance step,
a song and a recipe of indigenous food of the State and also teach one each of it
to the family members who will be hosting you, said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen
JJ Singh, while gracing the inaugural function of the 10-day Interstate Youth Exchange
and Home Stay programme, here in the afternoon today.
Be open to new ideas and new friends. Try to learn new subjects and new people. You
will be happy to know and to have a first hand experience of the richness of age-old
cultural assets of this region, he added.
Exhorting the youth, who have come from different parts of the country and northeast
to learn about the basic nuances of Arunachalee Society, he said, Arunachal Pradesh
is a mini India. It is not only rich in biodiversity but also rich in ethnic and
cultural diversity. The diversity in culture and tradition of our State is reflected
the cultural mosaic of these different tribes.
Urging them to be force multiplier and change the mindset regarding about the people
of the region, Gen Singh pointed it is due to the wrong notion about our tribal brethren
among the people in metropolitan cities that some of our people face harassment and
The youth, Governor said, have a role to play in addressing social issues, including
eliminating evil social customs, contributing to India's economic development, participating
in its political life, protecting the environment, preserving India's good age old
living up to the high standards of India's ideals and values. For meeting the future
with confidence and fulfilling the dream of modern
India, the youth would have to inculcate in themselves a sense of discipline, a spirit
of tolerance, a quest for knowledge, a positive mind and respect for fellow human
beings. And there is no shortcut to hard work and success, he added. Gen Singh called
upon the participants to build a society that all would always be proud of and rise
to the expectation of elders and countrymen. With the strength of our rich cultural
heritage, ethical and spiritual values embedded in our traditions and unconquerable
spirit and creativity let us build a new, strong, prosperous, disciplined and efficient
India, he appealed.
Governor, while appreciating the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development,
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu and the State NSS Cell of the Directorate of Higher & Technical
Education, Government of Arunachal Pradesh for conducting this programme said, the
Interstate Youth Exchange and Home Stay programme will go a long way in inspiring
the energetic and spirited youths in nation building and in spreading the message
of unity and oneness among all Indians.
Swami Viswatmananda, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar in his address
said biggest problem today is the emotional integration. To instill the oneness amongst
the people, the people of the northeast region should go outside the region, serve
there and show your mettle. As I am well acquainted with the people here for last
three decades, they have the ability and capability. And this kind of exchange programme
will help in the process, Swami pointed.
Secretary RM Hospital, who attended as guest of honour added, money spend in these
kind of programme will give back its dividend as every paisa is used for ground work
towards nation integration.
State Education Commissioner Hage Khoda in his presidential address said, the State
is proud to host the event, which is of national importance and expressed his hope
that it will help in erasing the alienation feelings amongst the people of the region.
Along with the objective of the programme, Khoda urged upon the participants to have
brainstorming sessions on global warming, deforestation, drug abuse and HIV AIDS.
In his introductory remarks, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair, Faculty Head, Rajiv Gandhi National
Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu gave the brief
background of the RGNIYD and its objectives. He informed that in the last three years
in order to promote peace, social harmony and national unity and enable youths to
know each other, 600 volunteers of NE region were facilitate to tour the other parts
of the country through the Youth Exchange and Home Stay programme every year. This
year, he added, we got 100 volunteers from other states to visit the NE region. As
a national agency for youth development, RGNIYD is covering every district of entire
North East region under its programme.
In his welcome address, Director Technical and Higher Education Dr. Joram Begi, termed
the event a historical and said it will have far reaching effect in the youth towards
national unity. Dr. V.N. Sharma, State Liaision Officer, National Service Scheme
(NSS) also spoke on the occasion.
The inaugural function which started with invocation by NSS volunteers followed by
lighting of inaugural lamp by the dignitaries was attended by State first lady Anupama
Singh, Joint Director, Higher and
Technical Education Dr. T.Padu, NSS in-charge Regional Centre Guwahati Deepak Kumar
and DN College Principal Tomar Ete amongst other. NSS volunteers from Kerala, Tamil
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya,
Tripura, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh along with their programme officers are taking
The ten-day programme includes orientation class and local field visit in and around
capital city, home stay at Sagalee, Ziro and Aalo. PRO to Governor Interstate Youth
exchange and Home Stay programme inaugurated by Governor Singh at Vivekananda Hall
Itanagar on 10/11/2009.
Guest lecturers running the show at RGP
ITANAGAR, Nov.10: Everyday we are made to believe that students are the future of
country and when these very students face oodles of problem in their process of learning,
then for sure future does not look bright. Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic, one of the premier
technical institutes of state is being virtually run through makeshift order and
students are at receiving end. For last few years guest lecturers are mushrooming
and no regular lecturers have been hired. In fact in some department like Civil there
is not even head of the department and classes are being conducted by guest lecturers
With students facing lot of trouble they have came out demanding that they be provided
better faculties. This reporter visited the campus of Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic and
interacted with students. Most of them shared all of their problems but were quite
reluctant to openly talk about it in media. One of students who didn’t wished to
be name told this reporter, “Despite honest efforts by our college authority there
is no denying that we are facing some serious problems. There is issue of guest lecturers,
then non-functioning of college bus and many more.” He further adds, “As guest lecturers
come to class in certain time, we don’t get chance to interact with them and that
directly hampers our education.” Despite being the leading educational institute,
college are not able to provide bus service to the students. Many of the students
coming from far flung areas like Doimuhk and Banderdewa are facing lot of hardship
as they have no bus service to avail. To add to their woes there are also cases of
rain leakages in the classroom and lack of clean sanitation. While students are not
so happy with way institute is functioning but authorities claimed that they have
done everything under their capacity to run the institute without creating any trouble
T.Madhusudan, principal of Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic said, “The not availability of
regular lecturers is bit complicated matter. This institute was taken out by state
government in year 2007 and since then we are working hard to select regular lecturers
for which advertisement have been published. These are technical related department,
so obviously it takes some time.”
He told that till now he has not received any negative feedback from the students
about the credibility of guest lecturers. “See, we have no option but to select some
specialized teachers for some particular subjects. These guest lecturers have always
sincerely carried out their work,” told Madhusudan. As per as lack of bus facility
is concern he cited non availability of fund for it. “We don’t get fund for running
bus service. In the past we have been running bus service by collecting fund from
students. But there also some problems aroused because of which we have to stopped
that service,” informed principal Madhusudan.
DRDA employees meet RD minister, place grievances
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Reiterating its demand for releasing salary of the DRDA employees
in the state, the state unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association (AIDRDASWA)
has demanded the Rural Development Minister to act promptly to release the committed
10 percent of state share liabilities against the DRDA salary fund.
The Association, in a memorandum to rural development minister, alleged that the
state Govt does not take much interest in releasing its matching share against the
DRDA's salary fund for which the employees have not received their salary for the
last five to 11 months.
While expressing resentment over the non committal attitude of the department concerned
in absorbing DRDA borne employees in the government,
the memorandum urged the minister for absorption of those employees at the earliest.
The huge communication gap, lack of coordination among the administrative units within
the department with other departments like finance, planning etc. has resulted in
delay in getting released of state share, improper implementation of schemes at field
level, it alleged.
The minister concerned assured the representatives of the DRDA to take up the issue
with appropriate level and stressed the need of team work with vision to achieve
the goal of the rural development programme, the association said.
Tirap bids adieu to Garg
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ankur Garg who has been transferred to
Itanagar has left behind a trail of unparalleled progress in Tirap district in terms
of infrastructure development and administrative reforms. The coveted tag of IAS
topper-2003 has followed him to his work place here and had implemented a number
of innovative and people- friendly schemes that had endeared him to the people.
The feelings of appreciation, admiration and satisfaction among the officers and
officials during Garg’s tenure as DC were poured out by them at the farewell meeting
held at NBF hall on Nov 9 when they spoke glowingly about the out-going DC’s amiable
nature and his no- nonsense attitude while discharging his duties. Almost every speaker
at the meeting had something to say that was new and fulfilling about Garg’s contribution
to the backward Tirap district.
ADC Lowang who presided over the meeting was full of praise for him (Garg) and said
that he had created many assets for the district and that the people would always
remain indebted to him. The CO, Wakka said that a remote place like Wakka has today
good communication network like phone, fax etc thanks to the initiative of the out-going
DC. He added with a tinge of humour that Garg was always willing to give and enlighten
the officers and officials on all subjects through his exceptional acumen and caliber
but the officers and staff were not so sharp and knowledgeable to grasp whatever
Garg told them. All the speakers praised Garg for the unprecedented changes brought
about by him in all sectors in Tirap.
Kanubari ADC, Das who could not attend the function, faxed a farewell message in
which he thanked Garg for guiding the officers efficiently and conveyed the feelings
of the people for him and hoped that the out going DC would continue to work with
the same spirit where ever he goes.
D.Bosai, DIPRO added that the twin events of 1st Tirap Half Marathon and Zubeen Garg
Star Nite at Khonsa on 12th August’2009 were the crowing glory in Ankur Garg’s brief
but eventful tenure as DC, Tirap. In hindsight, it is indeed worth-mentioning here
that the out-going DC Garg has set a very high standard, especially in execution
of developmental activities. Every one in the villages, offices and streets are asking
“Why he is going so soon?” They are so impressed by the kind of works Garg has done
that they want his services for some more years. However, having bade an emotional
adieu to their out-going DC, Garg, all the people are telling in unison, ‘may his
tribe multiply.’ DIPRO
25 AR jawans nab drug peddlers
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: 25 ASSAM RIFLES troops of the DAH DIVISION in a well planned operation
apprehended drug peddlers from Changlang district and handed them over to the Changlang
The troops of 25 Assam Rifles had established a cheek post along the route coming
from Myanmar to check illegal movement of illegal Myanmarese migrants. On being
challenged by the group of four persons coming from Myanmar side on Nov 8 last, the
AR personnel arrested one of them while three others escaped in the jungle. Approximately
500 gms of Opium was found in the possession of the arrested person.
On interrogation, the individual revealed that they were crossing the border illegally
from Myanmar into the Indian territory to sell the contraband. The arrested was identified
as Kemo Hasik, 27, of Namjong district, Myanmar. The AR is planning similar operation
in future to supplement the effort of the civil societies who are fighting against
widespread drug abuse in Changlang.
Meanwhile, the 25 Assam Rifles has launched an ‘ex-servicemen contact programme
on Nov 10 as a part of its silver Jubilee celebration. The ‘Ex-Servicemen Contact
Programme’ is being organized as a special gesture to all of its ex-servicemen of
the North East who were with the battalion in its glorious days as well as were
part of the family since its raising.
The 25 Assam Rifles was raised on 15th of December 1985 at Jairampur in erstwhile
Tirap district. The Battalion will be completing ‘25 glorious years’ on Dec 15
Inculcate positive frame of mind, Umbrey to student
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Student should inculcate positive frame of mind and assimilate
all good things in life through sacrifice and struggle to cope up with the fast changing
world, said Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey while taking part in the 20th Collage Week of
Indira Gandhi Government Collage, Tezu today. Tezu has been the center of learning
due to its proximity and location and catering education need s of Lohit, Anjaw,
Lower & Upper Dibang Valley and Changlang districts.
Giving best wishes to the Collegian and teaching fraternity on behalf of people of
Roing & Tezu , he said ‘Collegian are one of the privilege section of the society
and have a role to play in social reconstruction works besides facing the struggles
of present era as representative of the feeder district of the college. The MLA announced
3 lacs from his MLALADS fund for the development of the college. Annual merit scholarship
award were also distributed to meritorious students.
Welcoming the gathering the collage Principal S Khandu dwelt at length on the achievements,
growth and make of the college and termed the Tezu MLA Karikho Kri and Shri Kalikho
Pul then Finance Minister as moving force behind the development of the collage.
The Collage play the central role in moulding the character of students by inculcating
self discipline and etiquette which lead to carrying and compassion . The College
Student Union Secretary S Mam also spoke on the occasion. Tezu DIPRO
VKV students top in the DLNCC
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: District Level National Children Congress was conducted at Government
higher secondary school Polo Colony yesterday.
Altogether, 50 students from various school of the district took part in the programme.
Amongst them VKV Itanagar led by Jumi Ete, VKV Nirjuli led by Rigam Riba, VKV Balijan
led by Charu Aangha won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by DDSE M Rina and the winners will represent
the district in the State Level Children Science Congress 2009.
Cancer awareness day observed
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Govt Hr Secondary School, Seppa in East Kameng district has
organized various programmes to create awareness on the cancer on the eve of the
National Cancer Awareness’ Day on Nov 7 last.
The NCC Boys & Girls(JD) took our a rally from school campus to type –I Colony ,
Seppa to make the people, particularly the youths aware of the anti-canceric substances
through slogan & banners.
As a part of the awareness programme a football match was also organized by the NCC
boys & girls(JD) to promote a sense of discipline in order to lead a healthy life.
While addressing the students, school principal Taping Boko expressed his deep concern
over the use of nicotine substances like pan masala, gutka, tiranga and tobacco by
the younth which cause cancer. Exhorting the students to keep away from all bad
habits and create awareness among the people on cancer.
NCC officer of the institution also highlighted about the menace of cancer and suggested
the NCC boys and girls and the students as a whole to avoid such nicotine substances.
Weekly talk series
RONO HILLS: Dr. Sucheta Sen Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, AITS will deliver a talk
in the Weekly Talk Series on the topic “Myths and Meanings of High Social Status
of Women” on 11 November at 3.00 p.m. in the Auditorium.
DNGC College week
ITANAGAR: MP Takam Sanjoy and MLA Nabam Rebia have consented to attend the inaugural
function of the XXXth Dera Natung Government College Week Celebration as Chief Guest
and Guest of Honour on November 13.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and MLA Techi Kaso have consented to
attend the valedictory function as chief Guest and Guest of Honour on November 16
Torgya festivel postponed
BOMDILA: The annual grand 10 days Torgya festival of Gontse Gaden Rabgye Ling, Upper
Gonpa Bomdila, which was scheduled to begin from 14th November has been postponed
to 19th November on account of the visit of His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama to
West Kameng district from Nov 12 to 14.
SSA teachers expect
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) expressed
hope that the new government headed by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu would fulfill
the long pending demand of the association for regularization of SSA teachers in
the state in near future.
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Sports Authority of India is organizing selection trail for SAI
SAG Centre, Naharlagun in four discipline -- Karate, Taekwondo, Weightlifting and
Boxing at RG Stadium, Naharlagun on November 29 and 30.
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Chimpu-I, Jollang, Daath, Rich and Hoka village local contractor
association has been formed with Teli Tapu and Kara Guma as President and General