ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The State Planning Department has made it mandatory for third party
monitors to include geo-tagged photos in their monitoring reports for SPA and other
infrastructure development projects in the State. This would basically mean that
the latitude and longitude of the project site where each project photograph is taken,
alongwith the time and date of taking the photograph would be stamped automatically
on the photograph. The project location would also be indicated on satellite maps
in the monitoring reports.
Hand-held digital cameras with in-built GPS technology are being used for this purpose.
NEDFi, the third party monitors for several districts of the State have already submitted
reports with geo-tagged photos of projects in their monitoring reports for SPA 2009-10.
Dwelling on its advantages, State Planning Secretary Ankur Garg mentioned that this
move would help in checking duplication in the implementation of projects to a large
extent. For each project site, two photographs would be taken – one before execution
and one after execution of works. As the latitude and longitude data would be taken
automatically from the satellite, the details of location cannot be fudged and one
can have pictorial evidence of a project being implemented at a place. Earlier, it
was possible that photos of different sites were shown before and after project implementation.
But use of GPS technology would do away with this problem, he added.
Further, the Planning Department had received reports that some of the third party
monitors were not actually visiting the spot before submitting reports. The time
stamping of photos will help tackle this problem as well.
Arunachal Pradesh has become one of the first States in the country to introduce
this initiative in project monitoring. It may be recalled that the introduction of
third party monitoring, again one of the first in the country had brought rich dividends
to the State in the form of much improved quality of implementation of projects.
Consumer awareness campaign at Tawang
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: A two day exhibition – cum - Consumer Awareness campaign organised
by the Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs was inaugurated by Kemo Lollen,
Deputy Commissioner, Tawang District at Zomkhang Hall, Tawang on today.
Appreciating the department for organizing campaign for the benefit of people of
Tawang , Lollen in his inaugural speech urged people to be careful while purchasing
edible items. Since Tawang district forum has already been constituted for the consumers
of the district, one can approach in case of any grievances. He appealed the Department
to conduct similar campaign in all the schools and rural areas involving Panchayat
Taba Tabin, Inspector LM (HQ.) said that the campaign is first of its kind in Tawang
district and asked people to derive maximum benefit from the exhibition-cum –awareness
campaign and put them into practice in day to day transaction.
K. P. Tago, Asstant Controller LM (HQ) while highlighting the objectives of the
campaign said that people of North East states including Arunachal Pradesh are lagging
far behind compared to other states so far level of awareness as consumer is concerned
because of which the department is taking up initiative to educate people pertaining
to their rights and redressal as incorporated under the consumer protection Act.
He also urged consumers not to depend only on the product advertisement given in
TV rather they should use their knowledge while choosing products.
Commencement of the programme, a one minute silence was observed as mark of respect
to Late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika who died on 5th November.
The exhibition was held in the form of demonstration covering various consumer interests.
More than 2500 persons including students, teachers, NGOs and public visited the
campaign on the first day.
The demonstration/exhibition was given by 5 Officers of the department with the help
of 16 senior students of GHS School, Tawang.
Loffa advises students to develop work culture
SEPPA, Nov. 9: The three-day college Day celebration of Govt. collage, Seppa began
with the lighting of the Olympic torch by MLA Tani Loffa yesterday.
While congratulating the people for having a college, he extended thanks to the Late
chief minister Dorjee Khandu for establishment of college at Seppa, East Kameng.
He said that East Kameng is progressing on the right direction but what is required
is to develop work culture particularly among the students. He also advised the participating
teams to maintain the spirit of sports and showcase their talents.
Later, he kicked off the inaugural football match between Anne-Donyi and kra-Dadi
ZPM Boru Sangyu who was the Guest of Honour advised the students to introspect and
work to achieve academic excellence.
Principal Robin Hissang advised the students to work hard for success in life.
There are 245 students in the college and they have been divided into three houses
namely Ane-Donyi, Atto Polo and Kra-Dadi. (DIPRO)
Forum come forward to help bridge victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The members of a group in the social networking site by the name
of the East Kameng Officers Forum voluntarily donated towards medical expenses and
rehabilitations of the victims of the hanging bridge incident at Seppa on October
Many Samaritans outside the forum come forward to share their part of the solidarity
by donation cash amounts.
To help the victims of the worst-ever incident at Seppa any willing member of the
society can deposit their contribution in A/c No. 000 00010333875551 by net banking/cheque/draft.
The list of the donors are Hali Welly, Vijay Sonam, Tana Tage, Kali Gumro, Pritam
Taffo, Ramu Welly, Bharat Sonam, Tasso Beyong, Bimal Welly, Pai Dawe, Tana Natung,
Ramjo Pordung, Tachi Taku, Chuku Mama, Tada Natung, Tadar Babin, Mara Kocho, Pradip
Lingfa, Kada Tabu, Mayan Kino, Champa Tanga. Another person who did not give out
his/her name contributed some amount too.
Out of the total collection Rs.1, 14,000.00 as on Nov 07, Rs.10,000.00 has been paid
to the father of Yadik Singhi, who is undergoing treatment at RK Mission Hospital,
The members of the EKOF expressed their gratitude to Tadar Babin and Chuku Mamma
who joined the group in the mission.
State Level Open Chess Championship
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The 3rd State Level Open Chess Championship began at Daporijo today.
MLA Tapen Siga inaugurated the championship in presence of deputy commissioner Ameya
Abhyankar and hosts of officers, players and chess lovers.
The inaugural session ended with a friendly game between Siga and Dobin Doke, president
All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA).
The first round of the championship started in the afternoon session. Of the 49 players
7 are International Rated players. The 2nd round will be held tomorrow.
Engineering student succumbs to injury
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Neetin Rina, a third year B.E. (Civil) student studying at Aurangabad,
Maharashtra passed away yesterday at Apollo Hospital, Delhi. He was in coma for three
days. He along with his friend, Late Thungam Chadap had meet with an accident on
Nov 4 at Aurangabad. He was also a 3rd year B.E. (Civil) student in an Engineering
College at Aurangabad.
Hailing from Lipu village of Likabali, Neetin was born on 6th September 1989 and
did his schooling from VKV Karsang and Kendra Vidyalaya, Itanagar.
Karko-Ao Welfare Association and Rina Welfare Society has expressed deep shock at
the sudden demise of Neetin. The organizations in separate releases shared the pain
of the family and friends and termed the death as a loss for the society.
North East Students Union of Aurangabad, Maharashtra (N.E.S.U.A.) has condoled the
death of the youngsters. Late Thungam Chadap, a native of Tali in Kurung Kumey was
the official Sports Representative of the Union
He was a loving, kind, helpful, a true friend and a good sportsmen and he will always
stay in our hearts and will be remembered, said the association in a release.
All Tatung Welfare Society has thanked the N.E.S.U.A, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki,
MP Takam Sanjay, MLA Markio Tado and Principal of PES College Aurangabad for their
help rendered to the family during the difficult times following the death of Late
Guru Nanak’s birthday
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Along with rest of the world, 543rd Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak
Devji would be organized at Gurudwara, Naharlagun on November 10.
The programme will start in the morning with ‘Bhog of Sadharan Path’ followed by
‘Kirtan and ‘Katha’.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh has conveyed warm greetings
and good wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion
of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
In his message, the Governor has expressed his hope that the occasion will help all
to imbibe Guruji’s divine ideals of humanity, equality and brotherhood. General Singh
also wished that the joyous occasion will inspire all to be better individuals and
guide everyone on the path of social harmony and unity.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in his message said that “Guru Nanak Devji warned against
hypocrisy and falsehood saying that these are pervasive in humanity and that religious
actions can also be in vain. On this divine day let us all shun these vices and revive
our lives with honesty and dignity”. “I convey my best wishes to my Sikh brethrens
and hope that the occasion will pave way for one more platform to foster brotherhood,
peace and harmony in Arunachal Pradesh”, the Chief Minister added.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee also extended its greetings to the Sikh community
on the auspicious occasion.
APCC hoped that the sacred occasion will bring peace, tranquility and communal harmony
in the world.
VKV Kuporijo shines
Daporijo, Nov 9: The students of VKV, Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri bagged the first
position among all the North Eastern states in a competition on investigatory projects
held to mark the Golden Jubilee celebration of Central Science and Industrial Research
(1961-2011) throughout the country. The North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology
(NEIST) Jorhat, Assam, invited investigatory projects on various topics from the
school children of all the 8 states of North East.
A total of 81 projects were received by the NEIST Jorhat. The projects were scrutinized
by a group of scientists and top three of each state was awarded. VKV Kuporijo secured
all the three positions for Arunachal Pradesh. The group leaders for the teams securing
the top three positions in the state were Jocelyn D. (CL X), Honiya Dakpe (CL X)
and Tenod Raji Tamin (CL IX.)
From 24 project from all the 8 states, Jocelyn D. and her team were awarded the first
position in North East for their project on Home Garden on 31st October 2011. (DIPRO)
National colloquium on lab to land initiative
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Ministry of Rural Development Govt of India (MoRD) commenced the
National Colloquium on its Lab to Land Initiative here at SIRD Assam’s Kahikuchi
Campus at Guwahati today. The National Colloquium was inaugurated by Principal Secretary
to Govt of Assam for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj where Niten Chandra, Joint
Secretary MoRD presided. Commissioner for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt
of Assam also attended the workshop. Besides the above, the workshop is being attended
by Commissioners of RD and PR, Directors of SIRDs, coordinating faculty members from
SIRDs, and even Bharat Nirman Volunteers from selected states.
The three day workshop shall conclude on Nov 11, and shall involve an exposure visit
to Gumoria Village which is covered under Lab to Land initiative and regarded amongst
the best performing location under the initiative. The exposure visit shall also
include a visit to SIRD Growth Centre at Tetelia.
Arunachal Pradesh is being represented in the National Workshop by Director SIRD,
Nyabin Ete, Chagam Dolo, BDO Doimukh, Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director and Coordinator
Lab to Land initiative and Hento Koyu, Computer Assistant from SIRD.
These workshops which are a periodical feature reviews the progress of Lab to Land
initiative with the Heads of SIRDs from all over the country along with the respective
District Magistrates, Deputy Commissioners and Block Development Officers of Lab
to Land districts from all over the country. It also provides a platform for reviewing
the progress at SIRDs and an interface with best performing states under Lab to Land.
MoRD is stressing on increasing the scope of the initiative by including additional
blocks under the initiative. It provides support for training and related expenditure
to respective SIRDs. The workshop has also stressed on streamlining training initiatives
and strengthening institutional capacities of SIRDs and Extension Training Centres
(ETCs) for ensuring better delivery of rural development programmes through capacity
building interventions. MoRD has also developed a website exclusively for training
known as www.ruraldiksha.nic.in. The updates from Lab to Land initiative including
detailed profile of Bharat Nirman Volunteers and other training related information
such as training calendars of respective SIRDs, faculty profiles, are available
at the website.
Jugli to sponsor 14 athletes
JAIRAMPUR, Oct 9: Changlang District Youth Congress, Former President James Jugli
has consented to sponsor the 14 athletes who were selected during the Block Level
Sports Meet on November 02 last to represent Jairampur Circle in the forthcoming
District Level Sports Meet 2011 to be held at Miao from November 22 onwards.
Though the District Level Sports Meet 2011 is being conducted under the Panchayat
Yuva Krida Aur Abhiyan Scheme 2011, it doesn’t offer any allowances for travelling,
training and other facilities required during the preparation period.
Coming from interior villages, all the 14 athletes with poor financial background
almost quit the meet. Thanks to Jugli’s timely intervention, it has rejuvenated the
dimming hopes as he has committed to provide the budget needed for travelling, training
and sport goods.
He has already fulfilled the first installment of his commitment by handing over
some funds to Jairampur Anchal Block Kridashree Jungkhim Hacheng here today.
Besides agreeing to sponsor, Jugli also appealed the masses to support the competing
youths in whatever way they can so that they can accomplish their dream and contribute
in the betterment of the society.
In all, 05 females and 09 males within the age group of 18 from Old Khamdu, Tengmo,
New Khamdu, Longman, Jairampur Town, Chamro, Hetlong, Kovin, Honkap and Taipong will
compete in the various games and athletics event on November 22.
Total sanitation campaign in Lower Dibang Valley
ROING, Nov 9: Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) campaign is launched in Lower Dibang
Valley district under District Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Committee, Roing and
Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society (AMMS).
The campaign started on first week of November at New Abali and continued in Iduli
village on Tuesday under the Koronu Community Development with assistance from Kera-aa
Society (KAS) where large number of public, students, self help groups and teachers
The awareness programme is the ongoing campaign which was inaugurated in September
2006 by former Dambuk MLA Roding Pertin.
Talking on the objective of the TSC campaign, PHED Executive Engineer S Pertin said:
“Sanitation is not all about the solid wastes, but is also about adopting its proper
disposal methods including well drainage system.”
Personal hygiene, according to him also included proper disposal of faeces since
open defecation is one of the main sources of many diseases.
PHED Assistant Engineer O Yirang informing the villager on individual household latrine
(IIHL) scheme said, “To attain full sanitation coverage with a totally open, defecation-free
environment, the government has instituted in 2005 an award to be given to Panchayati
Raj Institutions for proper implementation of IIHL scheme.”
“The Nirmal Gram Puruskar award carries a cash award starting from 50,000 to 500,000.”
Zilla Parishad Member Anjithe Menjo, Chief Guest of Abali campaign in his speech
thanked the PHED department and its officials for imparting awareness on water, sanitation
and various government schemes related to it. Local Anchal Samity Member Apudi Menjo
also thanked the organizers and PHED for the awareness campaign.
In the ongoing campaign, water quality field test kits were also displayed by KAS
Chairperson Napi Meto assisted lab technician of district hospital regarding handling
of kits in the village.
Measles catch-up campaign
Ziro, Nov 9: The Lower Subansiri is conducting Measles Catch-up campaign as part
of National immunization programme.
During the campaign all the children aged 9 months to below 10 years will be given
measles vaccination regardless of their previous vaccination status or history of
measles like illness.
The vaccination starting from Nov 8 will continue for 3 weeks. In 1st week the vaccination
will be given at 127 identified school sites and during the next 2 weeks it will
be given at 88 identified outreach sites.
In addition there will be 8 fixed sites at health facilities (District Hospital,
Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres) to vaccinate those who have
been missed at school and outreach sites.
The estimated target of children for vaccination will be 17429 for which 53 vaccinators
and 25 supervisors have been trained and 124 teachers, 403 ASHAs/ AWWs/ Volunteers
have been sensitized.
The Deputy Commissioner, Ziro has appealed to all the PRI members, school authorities
and outpost administrators for all possible support and to make the campaign a success
by collective effort, reports i/c DIPR Ziro.
The month long Measles Catch Up Campaign for Upper Subansiri district took off on
November 7 at the Blue Mount School, Daporijo, Upper Subansiri.
The Campaign was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner A. Abhyankar in the presence
of Dr. D. Bagra (DMO), Dr. J. Mara (Med. Supt), Dr. T. Nayam (Pediatrician) and the
students and teaching staff of Blue Mount School.
The DC asked the principals of all the Schools in the district to liaise with the
medical dept. to achieve cent- percent vaccination of the students under the age
group of 9 month to 10 years.
Abhyankar also assured all help from the administration’s side and looked forward
for the successful completion of the Campaign in the district. He expressed his appreciation
to the District Medical Officer, DRCHO and the Medical Dept. for adequate pre-campaign
Dr. N.Geyi, DRCHO gave the details about the measles supplementary immunization activity
launched in the states where the measles vaccine coverage is below 80%, of which
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the states. He informed that in the month long campaign,
total outreach session sites will be 193, 9 fixed sites and almost 183 School sites.
IFCSAP writes to AIR and DDK
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP),
in a memorandum has urged the Director, All India Radio (AIR), Itanagar to broadcast
prayer songs of various indigenous prayer centres, like Meder Nello, Nyeder Namlo,
Gangin, Kargu Gangii, Donyi Polo Namlo, Budhist Gompa, Rangshomhom, Nani-Intaya,
Amit-Matai etc. beside increasing the present program slot to 24 hrs along with transmission
capacity to cover the remote villages and remote areas.
It alleged that the present status and activities of the Kendra are below standard
in terms of quality, IFCSAP said and demanded the Station Director to do the needful
to improve it.
It alleged that in morning program’s "Bhakti Geet" are related to western culture.
But, it is being broadcast as traditional songs thus giving misinformation to the
Further, the memorandum urged the Station Director to allot panel interviews of the
members IFCSAP, and other sister organizations like Donyi-Polo Gangin, Meder Nello,
Nyeder Namlo, Budhist Mandirs, Donyi-Polo Namlo, Rangshomhon, Nani-Intaya, Amit Matai
etc. who are into socio-religious reformation activities and preserving and promoting
the indigenous faith, philosophy, culture and traditions.
In another memorandum, IFCSAP urged the Director, DDK, Itanagar to either upgrade
the Kendra’s transmission power to cover whole of Arunachal or to set up LPT station
at every district.
Although DDK, Itanagar has been reportedly upgraded from terrestrial transmission
to satellite, its programs could not be received and watched all over the state and
it is confined only to Itanagar and Naharlgun, IFCSAP said.
“Out of 16 districts only 2 districts viz. Pashigaht and Tezu are only telecasting
the programmes but there was no any arrangement for other 14 districts, it said.
It also demanded to allot permanent time slot for indigenous folk lore, folk tales,
IDEA Conducts Anti- Measles Campaign & Free Vaccination Programme
Siyum, Nov 9: With a view to protecting children from the dreaded impact of measles
the Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) in collaboration with the Health
department, Siyum, supported by KFB, Austria, conducted ‘Anti-Measles Campaign &
Free Vaccination Programme in Siyum Circle on November 7.
The programme was inaugurated by the District Medical Officer Dr. Dubom Bagra in
the presence of Taga Ekke Circle Officer, Siyum and various other dignitaries and
the public of Siyum and near by villages.
The inaugural function was conducted in the premises of the Catholic Mission, Siyum
and was organized by the Divine Mercy Health Centre, Siyum. The campaign started
with the cultural programmes by the students of St. Vincent Pallotti School, Siyum.
A Role Play on health and hygiene was performed by the voluntary health workers trained
by the Divine Mercy Health Centre, Siyum. Dr. Dubom Bagra in his address made the
gathering aware of the need to vaccinate the children and assured that it does not
have any side effects. He also exhorted the parents to take their children to the
nearest vaccination camps. The campaign was inaugurated by giving vaccines to five
children. The campaign team is led by Dr.T. Dupit, MO, PHC Siyum and Dr. Susmitha
of the Divine Mercy Health Centre, Siyum. The team has arranged several camps in
different villages of Siyum Circle in the coming days. More than 200 children were
given the vaccination in the first day of the camp held at St.Vincent Pallotti School,
Siyum. The beneficiaries of the programme expressed their gratitude to IDEA for the
help extended to them in the medical field.
IFCSAP mourns death of its convenor
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP)
deeply mourned the sudden demise of Rotom Kamgo, state convenor of IFCSAP on November
5 in a tragic road accident near Silapathar, Assam along with Tadam Taki and Driver
He also served the society as assistant general secretary in the last tenure.
Born in 1961, Kamgo did his schooling from Kamba Govt. School and Sainik School,
Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.
A true social worker Kamgo was presently holding the post of RSS state secretary,
state member, Arunachal Shiksa Vikas Samiti, Secretary Lingalaya Mandir, Itanagar,
Secretary Logum Jinny Society. He also served as Secretary, Arunachal Charitable
Task and Secretary Rastriya Jagran Manch.
A team of IFCSAP led by its General Secretary Gichik Taaza attended the last rite
of late Kemgo at Nomuk Village, Khamba circle, West Siang and paid homage alongwith
other sister organization.
IFCSAP also condoled the demise of Tadam Taki, a dedicated social worker.
IFCSAP also paid homage to the late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
“Contribution of Dr. Hazarika in documentation and promotion of tribal culture and
tradition is immense, IFCSAP said and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang Chimpu Ganging also condoled the death of Tadam Taki and
prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Reports are also pouring in from various indigenous prayer centres where homages
were paid to the social workers and prayers organized for peace of the departed souls.
AYAYWA sports, literary and cultural meet held
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: All Yangte Area Youth Welfare Association (AYAYWA) conducted its
3rd Yangte Valley Winter Trophy cum Literary and Cultural Meet at Government Secondary
School, Yangte recently.
The closing ceremony was attended by ADC, Pania Chukhu Takar as chief guest.
Choba Youth and Yaba Little Join Found Association won the Yangte Valley Winter football
and Volleyball trophies respectively. Lingdum Ruth bagged the first prize in quiz
The association also felicitated class XII and X toppers of Yangte area on the occasion.
JNC cleanliness drive
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat, the Premier higher educational
institute of the state carried out a one day social service today. The programme
was led by T Talom, Principal and T Payum, Programme officer, National Service Scheme.
On the day cleanliness drive was carried out at Upper campus of the Institution in
which Faculty members and Students turned up in large number.
ANYA condoles death
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) condoled the death of Tatung
Chadap, who died in Mumbai on November 3 last.
Describing his death a great loss particularly to the Nyishi community, ANYA prayed
to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul. It also expressed gratitude to
North East Students’ Union Mumbai for extending all help during the difficult time.
Meanwhile ANYA appealed to the West Kameng deputy commissioner and local MLA Khumsi
Sidisow to investigate the root cause of the recent incident at Govt college, Bomdila.
Students’ bodies back ALSU
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt College and Kurung Kumey Collegian
Co-ordination Committee extended support to Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU)’s
phase wise survey to assess the magnitude of Govt. land encroachment problem in the
twin capital city and appealed all to support the cause.
All Arunachal Commerce Students’ Association has also supported Arunachal Law Students’
Union for conducting land encroachment survey within capital complex.
It appealed to ALSU to conduct such survey in entire state and also urged the state
government to take appropriate step to prevent government land encroachment.
DNGC week cultural nite
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Jalley Sonam, chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction
Workers Welfare Board and All Nyishi Students’ Union vice president Tagru Tame would
attend the “cultural nite” of 32nd Annual College Week of Dera natung Govt College
as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
BBK and BBYK conference held
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The annual conference of Boggong Banggo Kebang (BBK) and Bogong
Banggo Youth Kebang (BBYK) was held at Sibo village on November 7 and 8 last.
During the conference, Oyem Dai and Tagom Padung have been selected as President
and Secretary General of BBK and Maglek Yomso and Tagon Tasung as President and Secretary
General of BBYK respectively.
Advisory meeting held
DAPORIJO, Nov 9: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Maro, Upper Subansiri held its first Scientific
Advisory Committee meeting in the district yesterday.
The meeting was conducted to review and discuss the annual action plan of KVK, Maro
Random formation of Orgs opposed
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: All Lingdum Lingko Youth Welfare Association (ALLYWA) has appealed
to every Nyishi to form no more organizations within Nyishi community and also not
to use the name of the community for personal benefit.
“Being Nyishi we are really pained to see formation of numerous organizations every
other day in the name of Nyishi,” ALLYWA said in a release and appealed to all politicians,
businessmen and members of the society not to encourage such trend.
It further appealed to the Nyishi brethren to compete each other in various competitive
examinations like AAPSCE, UPSC etc instead of running the rat race for forming associations.
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Donyo Colony Welfare Committee (DCWC), in a release informed that
7 culverts and 4 drinking water wells were constructed under SPA within the Colony
during the two years tenure of local MLA Techi Kaso.
The colony welfare committee appealed to the MLA to carry forward development activities
with same spirit.
Small Rural Entrepreneurs Venture
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: A Mushroom Spawn Production centre was inaugurated at Borum –I village
today in the presence of Farmer Club members and AGM of Vijaya Bank.
The long felt need of mushroom spawn by the farmers particularly of Borum and Sood
has been fulfilled by establishing centre at Borum village with the support of Vijaya
Bank Naharlagun Branch, said a press release.
Nabom Tago, the leader of Borum Farmer Club while appreciating the encouragement
by Vijaya Bank shared that small marginal farmers have always been considered non
credit worthy by big banks.
He thanked B.Dutta BM Rural Bank and S.Barman BM Vijaya Bank for their initiative.
DASU forces offices to shut
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) shut down all govt office today
demanding arrest of those involved in the assault of DDSE in Roing.
The Union appealed to the concern authorities to trace out the alleged accused within
DASU further said it is distressed by frequent physical assault of govt servants.
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Rev.Toko Loma would dedicate the newly built Church at Lugbia (Tami)
under Pip Sorang Circle of Kurung Kumey district to the believers at function scheduled
on December 11.
Among others, Evan. Nabam Taniang, general secretary, APCRCC sub-council Area-II,
Kurung Kumey and former Hania ASM Tami Tapikg (Jigke) would also attend the function.
Donyi Polo Kargu Gamgi inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The Donyi Polo Kargu Gamgi (DPKG) was inaugurated at Daring, West
Siang district by its chief priest Tobom Basar as chief guest on November 6 last.
In his speech, the chief guest emphasized on the need to preserve age-old indigenous
faith, customs and traditions.
Hundreds of believers from all villages under Daring circle attended the function.
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Taram Bagang has been selected as chairman of the newly formed Lobi
Wild Life Sanctuary Development Committee in a meeting held here today.
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Area-II, Sub council is conducting healing crusade at Sarli, Kurung
Kumey district from November 25-27.
Rev. Dari Gigik and Evangelist Dr. Joram Dol would attend the programme as speakers.
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Arunachal Pradesh Teachers’ Association, West Siang District Unit
deeply mourned the sudden demise of Tapang Tapak yesterday at Lorging.
Tapang was serving as a Junior Teacher at Lorging Middle School, West Siang District.
The members of the association prayed for the eternal peace of the departed as well
as to give enough strength and courage to the bereaved family members to bear the
Staff and students of Dera Natung Government College expressed grief and sorrow over
premature demise of Apung Eru, BA final year student of the college.
The college fraternity conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Kurung Kumey Collegian Co-ordination Committee also condoled the death
of Apung Eru and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Romin Ao Welfare Society, villagers of Moya Ronya, Yasi-Khela and Dokoputu condoled
the demise of Rejum Romin, the first gram panchayat member of Yasi-Khela Ronya village,
who died at his residence after prolonged illness recently.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. The society described his untimely
demise as a great loss to the society.
All Kombo Welfare & Development Society, Aalo, has express shock at the sudden and
untimely demise of Rebi Ado. Her untimely death has caused irreparable loss to the
society and people of Kombo, it said in a message. Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association(PAYWA)
Paktu area Peoples forum(PAPF) and All Paktu Ao Welfare Association (APAWA) has
also condoled the death of the death of Late Ado.
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Komoleswar Tamuli, 87, a retired Assam government official, father-in-law
of journalist Paharita Tamuli died on Sunday last. He is survived by his wife, 2
sons including Prodip Kumar Tamuli, presently serving as AE in WRD, Arunachal govt,
a daughter and 6 grandsons. Friends and well wishers have conveyed their deep sense
of condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
Singh to attend alumni meet
ITANAGAR: Governor JJ Singh has consented to be the chief guest at the alumni meet
of Govt Hr. Sec. School Chayang Tajo on November 11.
The Governor would also meet the parents of the victims and injured persons in Seppa
bridge collapse incident, MLA Karya Bagang said in a release, said.
Chakka bandh suspended temporarily
ITANAGAR: The proposed ‘indefinite chakka bandh’ by All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport
Employees’ Welfare Association (APSTEWA), has been suspended temporarily after STS
General Manager has assured to take up the matter with Government in a joint meeting
The Association had threatened indefinite Chakka bandh to press for arrest of the
culprits involved in Department’s bus burning case.
The meeting was attended by GM, Addl GM, AGM (Vig.), station superintendent and assistant
APJEWA condemns arson in capital
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Junior Engineers’ Welfare Association (APJEWA) has vehemently
condemned the arson at PWD office here recently and demanded the administration
to apprehend the culprits involved in the incident immediately.
It also urged the authorities concerned to do the needful to retrieve and reconstruct
the lost documents so that the government servants benefits during superannuation.
Ooo la la on air
ITANAGAR: Radio Ooo La La, Itanagar centre has resumed its broadcasting from November
6 six last and listeners can tune into frequency on 91.9 FM everyday from 8 am to
8 pm. Radio Ooo la la here was temporarily shut down for a couple of months due to
technical problem, Positive Radio Pvt Ltd said in a release.
SAI selection trail
ITANAGAR: Sports Authority of India is organizing selection trials for the age group
of 12-14 years for boys and girls in Karate discipline for induction in SAI, SAG
Naharlagun on November 28 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.
Annual sports competition held
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: District Olympic Association, Kurung Kumey District organized a
two days annual sports competition under Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA)
at Sangram on November 6-7 last.
The name of Kuru Ado, who breathed her last on November four, was inadvertently published
as Kuru Tarang, in a news item on Nov 9 edition. Kuru Tarang is the husband of Kuru
Ado. The mistake is regretted. (Editor)
Put your heads together to avoid another accident
When I go back to Seppa from Itanagar, my heart sinks because my newly purchased
car from my hard earned savings is reduced to bundle of junk due to ongoing road
widening at Bhalukpong which seems never ending and seems improving in all negative
aspects. Hopping, bumping, eating dust and negotiating the bullying Army convoy when
I reach Seppa nothing feels better, the road seems narrower and potholes becomes
broader as soon as I reach East Kameng. When I reach Bana Bridge I look up in the
Sky and beg to god “please let me cross the bridge safely for this last time". Immediately
after crossing, my greed increases and I pray let it keep intact for next time too.
After going through the ordeal when I reach home and try to relax with a cup of tea,
with every sip I swallow a mouthful of crunchy dust all credit to PWD which is taking
up the Seppa Township Road widening. God knows when will it complete or will it at
all. My old Seppa was better; no proper drain, road narrower but no dust/ mud either.
Most of the people are complaining of dust and related allergies at Seppa. Children’s
as well as adults are developing acute respiratory problems. Conjunctivitis & other
eye diseases are widespread. Gammon India which started road construction from the
end of Seppa town ship has crossed Pakoti (distance of 8-9 Km) while PWD has not
budged an inch except for losing a precious life along with an excavator.
After all this, I put forward a suggestion to Executive Engineer (PWD) that please
arrange for sprinkling of water at your dusty road until work completes at least
twice a day. Please dont make excuses of fund problem, vehicle shortage.
For Bana Bridge, I request BRTF to please put up horizontal bars to avoid crossing
of heavy vehicle or one unfortunate day we will be reading a newspaper headline "
x numbers die, y numbers injured andz numbers missing". Plus, it will cut off Seppa
from rest of world. And 5 MLAs of district please put your unused brains together
to hammer out a concrete bridge at Bana before it’s too late. And people of Seppa,
please stop electing bunch of useless representatives again and again.
Itanagar, (on email).
Let there be justice
We the family and relatives of Yethini Yobin seek to express our appreciation and
gratitude to the entire fellow inhabitants of Vijoynagar for sharing our grief and
struggles in and through the outrageous tragedy inflicted on us by Tashi Sherpa of
Daragaon Village of Vijoynagar.
The overwhelming support and unity, struggles and toils, selfless and fearless support
in the demand for justice has never had precedence in the history of Vijoynagar.
And this humbles us.
The body of young Yethini Yobin lay buried under a pile of rock for from Sept 15-
22 morning. And from Sept 22nd to the late evening of Sept 26th the body was kept
on the open ground, in a wooden coffin, letting to rot further for want of Police
Officer, a doctor, and a Circler Officer. This means; she was found after 7 days
and buried after 15 days!
As the rotting body continued to lay exposed to the elements, the sorrow turned into
anger, and anger into rage! Spontaneously and unanimously, the people of Vijoynagar
rallied and demanded the surrender of Tashi Sherpa from Assam Rifle camp of Vijoynagar,
the people gathered and demanded justice.
In short, the people of Vijoynagar has woken up to the reality that there is no security,
no governance, no dignity of human life afforded by the State in Vijoynagar. There
was desperation and gloom.
This indignant public outcry against violation and murder of a young girl student
was not just a crowd psychology. It came from the heart of every woman who had a
heart. It came from the heart of every person who could feel the pain. It was a cry
for dignity. It was a cry for justice.
We trust the Investigating Officers will unearth the mysterious motive behind this
murder of a defenceless school girl and assist in the attainment of justice.
We are thankful that Home Minister T. Marde, finally could come to Vijoynagar on
the 26/09/2011, and personally saw the victim.
The public of Vijoynagar are counting on the words when he promised that he will
personally see that adequate justice will be delivered to the people.
The Mahila Sangathan did not shake hands with the HM, but promised to shake hands
when he fulfill his promise of securing justice for the people of Vijoynagar.
We appeal to every fellow citizen, especially to Women organizations to stand with
us. This crime is against humanity, against women, and against Student.
We also appeal to the Governor of AP to have a look at the condition in which the
security of women students have become a grave concern at the far-fetched Vijoynagar.
We are also hoping that the student bodies will continue to show us support and we
also welcome the effectual support of our elected leaders at Itanagar and at home.
Now the ball is in the court of the Investigating Officers. It will of their repute
how the case comes out.
We have already lost a daughter and a sister to a rapist and murderer! Now our wish
and concern is that this kind of thing does not visit your home.
Let there be justice!
Our limits have already been tested
It is really surprising that the formation of new cabinet is taking such a long time.
The infighting of congress legislators has already taken away six precious months
in which so many works have been pending. Everyday I scour the paper in anticipation
that the new cabinet will be declared but fail. Our new C.M is bound to render service
to the people of the state and that too quickly. But the delay here in assigning
portfolios is annoying. I doubt that the infighting is not over yet. The cold war
amongst the legislators is still on. But this trend and the delay are unhealthy for
the development of our state. Our limits have already been tested. I would like to
remind all the legislators that the people are not bound to them but they are bound
to the people. After such mayhem when things are settling down it is their duty to
leave aside all rivalry and come on a consensus for a healthy governance. We had
expected that with the swearing in of new C.M things will settle down and the new
ministry will be formed immediately but alas we are still waiting for our ministers.
So many works are pending in every department and the ultimate sufferers are the
I am writing this in good faith expecting our new ministers soon and in hope that
they will immediately start work for the welfare of the people. It is generally seen
that new ministers take months to properly settle down in their office but I expect
that our to be ministers will immediately get to work as soon as they assume office.
Hoping for the best and wishing a speedy recovery to our state.
Daporijo, (on email)
An appeal to Hon’ble CM
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika is no more. Assam as well as whole North East deeply mourns at
the death of the great son of this region.
The govt of Arunachal Pradesh has shown great respect to the cultural icon, who
created an emotional bond between the people of the Land of Rising Sun and Assam,
by declaring one day state mourning.
We can never forget Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s outstanding contribution towards Tribal
Welfare and uplift of Tribal Culture through film and his soulful music.
In this context i appeal to Chief Minster Nabam Tuki to set up a Statue at any public
place at Itanagar as a mark of respect to the national hero.
Itanagar, (on email).
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