ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen. (Retd.) J.J. Singh urged upon the
all to follow the noble paths propounded by the Sikh Gurus and promote universal
brotherhood. He also called upon the people to help the downtrodden and make every
effort to ensure justice for all. The Governor advised all to do good for other and
always lead with good examples in life.
General Singh said that Sikhism and all other religions guide us to be a good human
being. If we all follow the path of our religion, there will be peace in the world
and also tremendous development, he said.
He said this while participating in the 543rd birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev at
Gurudwara Saheb, Naharlagun today. Accompanied by State First Lady Anupama Singh,
the Governor paid obeisance at new sanctum-sanctorum of the Gurudwara and took part
in Shabad Kirtan.
Led by Granthi Gyani Baldev, they also took part in Ardaas or common prayer. Sardar
Jagjit Singh Rakhra read prayers from Guru Granth Saheb on the occasion, while Paramjit
Kaur from Gurdaspur partook in the Shabad Kirtan.
Extending his greetings on the auspicious occasion, the Governor lauded the Naharlagun
Gurudwara Singh Sabha Prabhandak Committee for working towards the welfare of the
Sikh community in the State and exhorted them to maintain the spirit.
Later the first couple attended the ‘Guru Ka Langar’ or the community feast organized
by the committee.
Earlier, Naharlagun Gurudwara Singh Sabha Prabhandak Committee (GSSPC), President
Sardar Sukvinder Singh Sandhu presented a traditional sword and a Saropa (Saffron
scarf) to the Governor. A Saropa was also presented to the First lady. Continuing
its tradition to honour persons who made contributions toward the community in the
State, the Prabhandak Committee presented Saropas to Deputy Inspector General of
Police HS Dhaliwal, Town Planning Director Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu, ITBP Second in
Command Parminder Singh and Business man Sanjay Diwan.
Sikh community, which has around fifty families in the Capital Complex attended the
celebration at Naharlagun Gurudwara Saheb, which was constructed in 1974. In its
philanthropic effort, the community has eight rooms of the Gurudwara housed as Yatri
Niwas, which host people from all walks of life, especially those coming to capital
city but cannot afford to stay in hotels. Free meals are organized every Sunday by
Devotees thronged to observe the 543rd Guru Nanak Jayanti which was organized by
the Sri Guru Nanak Devji Sabha with religious zeal at Pasighat Gurudwara.
Devotees started with early morning processions, chanting verses and singing hymns
prior to Gurunanak Jayanti celebration.
Akhand-Path Parambh and Madhya, Nisan Saheb Sewa, Nagarkirtan, Guru-Ka-Langar, Deep-mala,
Nagar Kirtan and Children Kirtan competition were the other highlights of the celebration.
The Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok, N Kumar (SDO), Army personnel of 21 Sikh Regiment
(Rayang), local officers, leaders and businessmen took part in the celebration.
32nd Annual DNGC Week
Students asked to fulfill expectations
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Nabam Rebia asked the students
of Dera Natung Government College to fulfill their own dreams and the dreams of their
parents’ with hardwork and determination.
“You must struggle and work hard to survive in today’s cut-throat competitive age,
Rebia said while addressing the inaugural function of the 32nd Annual College Week
celebration of the college as chief guest here today.
The college has got all the basic infrastructural facilities as compared to other
colleges in the state, he said and advised the students to bring good name to the
premier institution of the state by excelling in their academic career. He advised
them to opt for Science subject since our country has fallen shortage of human resources
in the field of science and technology.
Responding to a single-point memorandum submitted to him by the students union general
secretary Khoda Mission urging him for construction of three classrooms for the college,
Rebia assured to discuss the matter with Chief Minister.
Speaking as special guest of the function, director of higher and technical education
Dr. Joram Begi informed that, beside the normal stipend, the Government, from this
year onwards, has decided to award stipend to those meritorious students, who score
more than 60% marks in their college examinations. Dr. Begi said this while responding
to a memorandum submitted to him by Students’ Union general secretary urging him
to provide stipend to all students. He said that the infrastructure problem of the
college was due to overcrowding of students. According to him the infrastructure
the college has got was sufficient for about 2000 students only.
According to principal of the college the strength of students of the college is
more than 4400.
Begi gave emphasize on congenial teaching-learning atmosphere in the college for
Guest of honour Punji Mara, Parliamentary secretary Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development
Agency (APEDA), in his speech advised the students to pursue their study very sincerely
to achieve their desired goal and fulfill the expectations of their parents.
He also gave emphasis on girls education.
Principal Tomar Ete said that College week celebration, which is a regular event
of every college in the country, not only help students show their talents in various
co-curricular activities but also help develop their leadership quality. He asked
the students to maintain sportsmanship while taking part in various events during
the college week.
Former minister Nyani Natung, Joint Director, Higher and Technical Education T Padu,
Sports Authority of Arunachal Tungri Effa also attended the function beside faculties
and other staff of the college.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board,
Chairman Jalley Sonam while inaugurating the College Week Cultural Nite this evening
as chief guest, advised the students to judiciously utilize the hard-earned money
of their parents.
Briefing the necessity of proper education and importance of an artiste, he advised
them to take active participation in co-curricular activities.
Describing the students as the backbone of the society, he particularly advised the
students of DNG College to follow the ideologies of former education minister late
“The students should learn good things and ideas from teachers and senior citizens.
They should discourage corruption to make Arunachal a corruption free state’. “If
a good and ideal trend is developed today in the mindset of the student community,
Arunachal could become a model state , he added.
He also took serious note on the unemployment problem and encouraged the students
to engage themselves in horticulture and agriculture activities too.
Taking advantage of the occasion, the Chairman, highlighted the various benefits
provided to registered labourers. He urged the student community to disseminate the
labour benefits message to departmental and private workers/ laboureres to avail
Meanwhile, responding to a one-point memorandum, he assured to appraise the demand
with the higher authority to materialize a fund of Rs. five lakhs for construction
of Students Union Office Building, Dera Natung Government College.
Guest of Honour, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) Vice President Tagru Tame briefed
about the importance of co-curricular activities and also urged the students to maintain
the glory of the institution. He also assured to provide some furniture for DNGC
students union office.
Conference of stakeholders on Energy Conservation
TEZU, Nov 10: Sponsored by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Govt. of India,
the Conference of stakeholders on Energy Conservation was organized by the Arunachal
Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), Tezu Division on November 8 at the GHSS
The Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and T.
Muraleedharan, Principal, Kendra Vidhyalaya as Guest of honour in presence of resource
person, A.K Sinha from National Productivity Council (NPC), Kolkata, Er.S.K Shahi,
Project Officer, APEDA, Itanagar, Officers from various departments, panchayat leaders,
students from Kendra Vidhyalaya, VKV Tafragam and Secondary School,Tezu.
DC while appreciating the event urged the department to organize more such conferences
so that people could be sensitised and awareness could be created about the practices
of energy conservation and its efficient uses. He suggested that while sensitizing
the common people, effort should be made to put the things as simple as possible
including technical aspects so that a lay person can also understand about the purposes.
He said that our natural resources like coal, oil, natural gas etc are depleting
day by day due to rapid increase in the population of world and increase in the living
standard of people and life style so, we all should use our resources as optimal
as possible and judiciously.
Further, he urged the officers to avoid the wrong mind set up “Govt’s money and Govt’s
vehicle” and minimise the use of oil and contribute to the nation in conserving energy.
T. Muraleedharan said that the standard of living of a given country is directly
related to per capita energy consumption and energy is the measure of the prosperity
of the nation. He urged the gathering that in the light of depleting natural resources
and its impact on environment; we should switch over to the renewable energy like
solar, wind, biomass, biogas and hydro energy which are eco-friendly.
The resource person, A.K. Sinha presented the energy scenario in India as well as
North East India and saving potentials in various sectors viz., power sector, municipality
sector etc. While presenting the schemes sponsored by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency
(BEE) he urged the participants to take benefits of various schemes through the state
S.K Shahi, resource person in his presentation explained the various aspects of Energy
conservation tips in the domestic sector and urged the participants to be more energy
modest by using energy wisely than simply using energy saving appliances.
During the panel discussion, B.Tayeng (ZPM) and H.Kri (ASM Chairperson) appreciated
the department for organizing the conference requested the department to electrify
the newly created villages with the solar devices.
While taking part in the panel discussion, DPO, S.K Phukon suggested APEDA, Tezu
to put some demonstration projects on renewable energy in the district viz-a-viz
considering the feasibility of the area so that awareness could be created about
the importance of renewable energy.
M.Bam, Deputy Director, APEDA, Tezu Division while expressing the gratitude to the
guests and participants advocated conserving the energy for future generations.
Bhupen Hazarika's ashes taken to all districts
Guwahati, Nov 10: After lakhs paid tributes to Dr Bhupen Hazarika's mortal remains
till yesterday before cremation, thousands more gathered to pay their respects before
the ashes of the funeral pyre of Dr Hazarika, which are being taken to all districts
in the state in urns.
The state government had earlier announced that ashes of Dr Hazarika's funeral pyre
will be taken to all districts to enable more people to pay their last respects.
The urns containing the ashes started reached the districts since late yesterday
evening. It has already been placed for public viewing in several districts, inclduing
Barpeta, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Tinsukia, Sivsagar, Dhemaji and Jorhat.
The ashes will be submerged in the main rivers of the districts, including the Brahmaputra
which flows across the length of the state. Padma Bhusan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee
Dr Hazarika had died of multiple organ failure at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani
hospital in Mumbai on Saturday (November 5). He was 85.
His body was cremated with full state honours in Guwahati yesterday.
Northeast India Conclave
New Delhi, Nov 10: For the first time, a conclave exclusively focusing on the North
Eastern region of India was organized in the National Capital. The conclave was aptly
named as– Northeast India Conclave 2011
The conclave was inaugurated by Union Minister for State for Water Resource Development,
Vincent H. Pala along with Former Director of the Intelligence Bureau and Kirti Chakra
awardee Ajit Doval.
The conclave started with a prayer for the departed soul of the maestro & balladeer
from the Northeast – Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
In the first edition of the Northeast India Conclave, the response received from
the guests was very encouraging. The discussions on various contemporary topics on
the Northeast were witnessed by around 300 people. The event started with its interactive
session, Problems of Students Studying in Delhi & Other Cities which was Chaired
by Union Minister of State for Rural Development. Agatha Sangma along with Commissioner
of Police – Delhi, Brijesh Kumar Gupta, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India Meenakshi
Lekhi and Media Personality Karma Paljor.
The second session Northeast: Policy, Their Efficacy and Need for Reforms was chaired
by MP from Sikkim, Prem Das Rai along with former MP of Arunachal Pradesh Kiren
Rijiju, former MP of Nagaland Asungba Sangtam and Prof A. Bimol Akoijam, from School
of Social Sciences, JNU.
Session on Northeast Tourism & Its Impact on Cultural Heritage was chaired by MP
and BJP Spokesperson Mr. Tarun Vijay along with former Tourism Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh Tsona Rinpoche, Senior Journalists Subir Ghosh and Dr. Ashikho Daili, Sr.
Vice President – Indian Association for Peace & Friendship with China.
The next edition of Northeast India Conclave will be hosted again in Delhi.
Society seeks CM’s attention to plight of Tali
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Arunachal Pradesh Common Cause Society has appealed to chief minister
Nabam Tuki to give special attention to Tali constituency which till date does not
have road connectivity. Though Tali circle was established in the year 1952, till
now it does not have any basic modern facilities and people are facing many problems,
The Society specially urged Tuki to provide sufficient fund for completion of Yangte
to Tali PWD road under RIDF and Tamen to Lemeking road which will pass through Tali,
Pip-Sorang, Parsi-Parlo, Damin and Sarli circle.
Further they have strongly condemned the November 4 incident in which PWD, SE, office
and three transport buses were burnt down by unknown miscreants. Terming the incident
as huge loss to the state exchequer, society sought immediate arrest of culprit.
They also sought legal action against countless chairman and secretaries of various
unions, associations, welfare committees, forums and federations who act purely for
Stress Management Program for Police
NAMSAI, Nov 10: “Commit yourself to fitness. Take up the Art of Living Stress Management
Program (SMP) for your betterment and serve well, performing your duties with a stress
free mind and healthy body” exhorted Tamune Miso, ADC Namsai as he inaugurated the
Namsai Art of Living SMP for police personnel.
Miso also lauded the Art of Living for the many humanitarian service taken up worldwide.
The ADC further appreciated the police administration and organizers for conducting
the SMP calling it a very urgent need of the time.
DySP Subitra Bargohain SDPO, Namsai called upon all the police personnel to take
up and approach the course with an open mind to fully benefit from it.
Rama Maa highlighted the purpose of the program by presenting a video show on the
impact of sudarshan kriya introduced by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in naxal and militant
affected regions. The participants were inspired to see the transformation in the
lives of Naxals after taking up the Sudarshan Kriya.
Printed copy of message from Devesh Ch Srivastva, DIGP(Hq) was extended by the organizers
to OC APP Namsai.
The DIGP appreciated the initiative and lead taken up by the SP Lohit for welfare
of police personnel.
In a highly motivating gesture, ADC Miso, SDPO Bargohain, Inspector Takir Zirdo,
CI, APP and Ratan Nath, OC APP registered themselves to participate in the six days
AoL course along with the other ranks.
The ASSET thanked the ADC Namsai, Capt Abhilash Panicker, Adjutant 26 MLI, Aduk Paron
DFO Namsai, Capt Mohit Grewal and Bapenlu Kri, UPO, for supporting the SMP in Namsai.
Anugrah also shared printed article on “How to restore the government’s credibility”
by Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
The CAG in a speech delivered to young police officers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai
Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad opined that we are living in an era in
which good governance has assumed primacy in public discourse as it is expected to
improve the quality of public life. Ironically, the demand for good governance is
entwined with demand for less governance as well. The citizen in our democracy has
come to centre stage and is very discerning, demanding and so governance by use of
force is no longer of any consequence.
However it is universally agreed by all those propagating a minimal state approach
that ensuring public security is a primary duty of the state which cannot be diluted
in any manner. The responsibility assigned to the members of Police Service is to
make this a reality. The police forces have a critical role in creating a national
ethos that promotes public order and zero tolerance for corruption and criminal activities
through discharge of their duties without fear or favour. Good policing is essential
aid to good governance added the CAG.
Acquire degrees with quality: Dr Begi
Vth Annual Yachuli College Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Vth Annual College Day of Government College Yachuli was celebrated
in a colourful and befitting manner on November 8.
Addressing the function as chief guest, Dr. Joram Begi, Director Higher & Technical
Education called upon the teaching staff and the students to imbibe an ideal and
healthy tradition in the college. He said that in this age of cut-throat competition,
mere gathering degrees will not serve the purpose. One has to acquire degrees with
quality which will ensure him/her the right place in the society. He also asked the
students to maintain a cordial relationship with teachers. He said that without paying
respect to the teacher, they would not become successful person in their life.
While dwelling upon the infrastructure development of the college, he emphatically
mentioned that the Government has been paying special attention to the college by
releasing lot of funds. But, unfortunately these funds are not properly utilized.
He called upon both the executing agency and the contractors to execute the work
in war footing by ensuring quality and its completion in time. Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi
University Prof. Amita Mitra, the guest of honour, while sharing his experience asked
the student to devote their time on study as after graduation the world is open for
them. He also emphasized the need of acquiring proficiency in extra co-curricular
activities such as games & sports, cultural and literary which will definitely stand
good stead in the future life.
Responding to the points raised by the Principal regarding permanent affiliation
and opening of honours courses, he mentioned that as per new guideline of UGC, the
college may get permanent affiliation by the year 2012 as the college is completing
the fifth year of the establishment. The honors course may be opened provided there
is minimum required infrastructure and manpower in the college.
Dr. N.T. Rikam, Principal of the college highlighted the various events conducted
during the Annual College Day celebrations. He informed that such events have been
conducted since the beginning of the college primarily to expose and nurture the
hidden talents of the students in various disciplines.
Taking the opportunity, he called upon the local leaders, the construction agencies
and the contractors to take full initiative for early completion of the college buildings.
Pisa Takey, General Secretary Students' Union in his brief speech requested the visiting
dignitaries to address the problems of the college sympathetically which he had submitted
Earlier, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour gave away the prizes to the winners
of various events.
The students were divided into two houses named after rivers Subansiri and Panyor.
The main attraction of the Annual College Day was the fashion show in which Miss
Puri Dimin and Joram Ajo, both of BA Ist year student were adjudged Miss College
and Mr College, respectively.
On the basis of overall performance, the Subansiri House was declared as Best House.
Azolla cultivation help Lower Dibang Valley farmers
ROING, Nov 10: Adoption of Azolla cultivation has helped farmers in Lower Dibang
Valley in providing a sustainable alternative to introduced farming and food production
Introduced in the district by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Roing, azolla is a small
aquatic plant containing abundant nutrients which is used as fodder for dairy cattle,
pigs, chickens, ducks and fish. It can be also used as a fertilizer for vegetables.
“Progressive farmers are selected as beneficiaries and provided with azolla multiplication
units consisting of quality seeding materials, silpaulin sheet, Azofert, Azophose
and harvesting net,” said TJ Ramesha, Project Coordinator, KVK Roing.
“Twenty seven farmers from across the district have been provided with the assistance
including several self help groups.”
A pit (2 m length, 1 m wide and 1 ft depth) is first prepared in a leveled and clean
area. A silpauline sheet (0.5 mm gauze) of 2.5 m x 1.5 m size is uniformly spread
over the pit. Slurry is then prepared using 5 kg of sieved soil, 2 kg cow dung, 30
g of super phosphate (SPP) and poured on to sheet. Later, more water is poured on
to raise the water level to about 5-6 inches. About ½ kg of pure Azolla mother culture
is spread over the water. The Azolla spreads all over the tank and appears like a
thick green mat in 7-10 days time. Daily ½ kg of Azolla can be harvested thereafter.
As Fodder / Feed
Azolla is rich in nutrients such as 25-35 % protein, 10-15% minerals, 7-10% amino
acids and other bio-active substances etc. Due to its high protein and low lignin
content, livestock (cattle, sheep, goat, pigs and rabbits), poultry and fish can
easily digest it. It can be mixed with concentrate feed or can be given raw to the
The introduction of azolla spelt a revolution for the farmers, who are now reaping
According to Raju Linggi, a farmer from Iduli village, he now reaps better harvest
than he normally does using the traditional or commercial fodder.
“Use of azolla as fodder has greatly reduced the expenditure on commercial feeds,”
he says. “It is cheap, easy to grow and grows fast in a week’s time. From tenth day
it can be harvested everyday.”
Growing azolla for last seven months, Linggi says he is also witness to seeing his
livestock production yielding good results. “Poultry birds and fish grows fast with
bigger in sizes.”
Lower Subansiri kicks off Measles Catch-up campaign
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Lower Subansiri District kicked-off its three weeks long marathon
measles catch-up campaign (SIA) 2011 vaccination through-out the district on Nov
At the district head quarter, Deputy Commissioner, Nila Mohanan inaugurated it in
a glittering function amidst huge gathering of School children and parents, teachers
at Don Bosco School, Ziro vaccination site in the presence of State Mission Director(NRHM)
Nani Mali, State Nodal Officer(NRHM) Dr.Dimong Padung, Dr. Tana Takum(WHO-NPSP) among
other officers and officials from the State and District.
The WHO and State team later monitored the various vaccination sites at Don Bosco
School Ziro, Vivekananda Vidya Bhavan, Sec. School Hapoli, Abotani Vidya Niketan
School , Nime Ashram School and Himi Miji School.
Surprisingly, at the day end, in most of the school vaccination sites, beneficiary
children aged between the eligible age group of 9 months to below 10 years turned-up
to be more than their expectation which was a humble beginning in the district.
During the first three days till 10th Nov., 2011 there was no any case of adverse
events following immunization (AEFI) in the district.
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Gaon Burah of Sangree village of Doimukh, on behalf of the
public, demanded the concerned department not to make any payment to any contractor
against PWD road from Lower NEEPCO Colony to Colla Camp.
The GB said that the portion of the road was repaired by public, panchayat leaders
and government staff of Doimukh in a social service on November 5 last under the
supervision of PWD AEs and JE. But, surprisingly, the same portion of the road was
seen soiling/metalling the next day, the GB said. However, it was revealed that the
work is a tendered one under UD department,” the GB said in a release.
He strongly opposed any work under UD department along the 200 mt PWD road from State
Bank tinali to Doimukh power house.
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association
(AAPANWA) has urged the Capital Complex deputy commissioner, SP and OC to take action
against all land encroachers of Jammi Jate Model village Itanagar.
It alleged that some individual/group are constructing houses in the mentioned land
in spite of a prohibition order issued by the capital administration in 2009.
Roll back petrol hike: Org
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has appealed
to the state government to understand pain of consumers and roll back recent hike
in petrol amounting to rupees 1.80 per litre.
Claiming that hike in petrol prices have made life miserable for ordinary citizens,
organization threatened to go for 12 hours capital petrol pump bandh if prices is
not rolled back within seven days.
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Namsai Public Health and Water Supply division conducted an
essay writing competition on the topic “Impact of pigsty toilets on environment and
It is being done to motivate school children so that they bring awareness among the
general public said Tayum Tok, EE, PH& WS Namsai division.
The EE also extended cash awards and prizes for the winners. Jumdo Kena, JE, who
gave away the prizes, appreciated the quality writing by the children. Promiso Kri,
Bahailu Mepong of Apne, Amapsi Minin of KGBV Wakro stood first second and third respectively.
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: All Nyishi Youth Council condoled the death of legendary musician
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
Describing his death a great loss for the North Eastern states in particular and
the country as a whole, ANYC prayed for eternal peace of the great soul.
Arunachal Pradesh Common Cause Society and Nyori Area Socio-Welfare Associations,
Tali has expressed deep at the untimely demise of late Thungan Chadap, a BE third
year student who died in a tragic bike accident at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Terming his death as great loss to people of Tali and Pip-Sorang and Nyishi society
in general, both the organizations prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The mortal remains of Neetin Rina, a BE student at G H Raisoni College of Engineering,
Nagpur who passed away on Nov 8 was brought back to Naharlagun today. Hundreds of
his friends and church members bade farewell to Neetin before his body was taken
to Likabali for burial.
He along with his friend Late Thungam Chadap, had meet with an accident on Nov 4
While Chadap a third year B.E. (Civil) student studying at Aurangabad died on the
spot, Neetin was fatally injured. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Delhi.
He left behind his three sisters and parents, Riter and Jumni Rina, Headmaster at
Niti Vihar M.E school.
Hailing from Lipu village of Likabali, Neetin was born on 6th September 1989 and
did his schooling from VKV Karsang and Kendra Vidyalaya, Itanagar.
Adi Bane Kebang has deeply mourned the sudden and untimely demise of Tadam Taki,
former civil and social worker and Rotum Kamgom state convenor of Indigenour Faith
and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh in a tragic road accident near Silapathar
on November 5.
In described their death as great loss to the society and entire fraternity of indigenous
faith believers in the state.
Nyapin Sangram Phassang Students’ Union and All Nyapin Ssangram Phassang Youth Welfare
Association has condoled the death of Tadar Tatung, a retired SSB personnel on November
Son of late Tadar Tata of Longloth village under Nyapin circle of Kurung Kumey district,
Tatung (65), joined SSB in 1961 and retired from service in 1986. He was also an
ASM of Longloth village and senior person of Nyapin area.
Socio-Economic and Caste Census
ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Socio-Economic and Caste Census training cum workshop was held
at Dambuk, Lower Dibang Valley district yesterday.
The workshop was attended by supervisors, enumerators and PRI members of the Sub-Division.
E.Yirang BDO cum BSECCO,Dambuk while highlighting the objective requested the enumerators
and supervisors to knock every house so as to avoid any tacit lapses.
Tamiyo Tatak,PD cum DSECCO,Lower Dibang Valley ventilated the importance of the census
at length citing various discrepancies of the last BPL census operation.
ML Singh (ST) and AK Das APO(M) were the Master Trainers and Facilitators. The uses
of Tablet PC was also demonstrated by Das.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) would observe the 121st
birth anniversary of first prime minister of India Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on November
14 which is also observed as children’s day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here.
Later, the Mahila Congress office bearers led by its president Yari Dulom would proceed
to Missionaries of Charity, Naharlagun and distribute fruits to its inmates.
Dulom elected as NSUI(AP) president
ITANAGAR: Kirbe Dulom, Teli Naga and Tojo Ete were elected as president, vice president
and general secretary respectively of State National Students’ Union of India (NSUI),
the election for which were conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here yesterday.
Election to five districts were also conducted. Tanu Nima, Gungfa Yangfo, Vikash
Yangfo, Ojing Taying and Men Potom were elected as presidents of Papum Pare, West
Kameng, East Kameng, East Siang and West Siang district NSUI units respectively.
Tapu Dulom and Rakesh Nibe were elected as national delegates, according to a release.
Org resolves border skirmish
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association has intervened to solve
boundary problem which erupted between Ranga reserve Assam and Banderdewa village,
A meeting was held on November 7 at Harmuty between two groups under the guidance
of SP Dolo, president, All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association. All the misunderstanding
has been solved peaceful, association claimed. Meanwhile they have urged state government
to maintain law and order in all border areas by deploying more police force for
safety of Arunachalee citizens.
Town planning and encroachment
I support ALSU and stand by their movement against the illegal encroachment of govt
quarters by govt employee. It’s a matured decision taken by the student organization
and very well done.
Illegal encroachment of government land by the government employee has been the main
cause of mismanagement and unplanned capital complex. Itanagar is one of the mismanaged
town in whole country.
Keep the spirit high. Ask the government and the employee to dismantle the un-authorised
construction carried out by the employee. It has been seen that the employee has
taken the govt accommodation as personal property.
Here again corruptions is involved. I support and stand with ALSU, and request all
the welfare society to stand along the ALSU, instead of fighting against each other
for political chairs, and calling bandh.
This will help itanagar and all adjacent city/town to come up with better town planning
with all the amenities required for basic social life. Better planning of town will
give security to all the individuals.
TC Tayum, (on email)
Keep up the spirit
I am a regular reader of your daily. I read it on the net using my mobile phone every
morning. I am very happy and glad to see the way Arunachal Times has grown.
Here I would like to put forth a suggestion which would really improve the quality
of your website and also help the readers a lot. I feel that there should be a new
section for advertisements that we see in the prints of the paper. Just like the
editorial, spark, and features section on your webpage, I feel ads about jobs and
others should also have a section.
This new change would really help the readers who read the paper on web and would
also make your website complete. Healthy change should always be welcomed.
I am anticipating this new change very soon. Kudos the team of Arunachal Times for
their effort towards giving us news and also wish you all good luck! Keep up your
Times for some action
I want to generate awareness among local people against the injustice done to our
people and to raise voice against it. Though Changlang district is well known for
having rich resources, flora, fauna but the poor people are still struggling for
The district is rich in minerals like oil, coal. Assuming these criteria one will
obviously think that people of the district must be abundantly employed in the mentioned
fields and enjoying the benefits of it. Thus creating genesis of being more developed
compared to other districts. But when one visits the sites, no wonder you will find
non-locals from lowest of the rung to executives.
I am not against them. Is not it too much, when discrimination prevails in such alarming
Is it because the industries are in Assam? Well they should also know from where
the crude oil are taken out!
I wonder what the Changlang District Student Union, if it is there, AAPSU and the
concerned leaders and minister are doing in this matter?
Someone has rightfully said that Changlang is a rich land but inhabited by poor people.
Well its time to change the tag attached to us, by fighting for which is rightfully
ours. Our local people should get the maximum job opportunities and enjoy its benefits.
I have seen and heard of numerous organisations of other communities fighting for
the rights of their people, which I envy. But I never heard of any organisation and
associations of our areas taking up any cause for the people. Where are the Tangsa/Tutsa/Singpho/Nocte
student unions? Are they busy collecting tax like the underground elements? It’s
high time for our people to be at par with our other fellow communities. So time
for an action!
Miwasa John, (on email)
Hindi and cultural invasion
The letter by Kajal Chatterji in Readers Forum of Arunachal Times was a very good
one. We all are taught in text-books about1962 Chinese aggression, but has anyone
showed us a big reality happening right under our nose. It is the invasion of everything
Hindi in Arunachal Pradesh.
A Nyishi talking to a Nyishi in Hindi, a son talking to father in Hindi, we getting
holidays for Pujas. This is cultural invasion. Thank you, Kajal for pointing out
a thing which we have been taught never to think of by an education board which has
made slavish mentality among the children of this place. The tribes of Arunachal
like in Assam did have a common link language before 1972. I think the Hindi invasion
is so strong this generation has forgotten it. It was called Nefamese. Now it has
been buried by the flag bearers of Hindi from north India.
Itanagar, (on email)
When we don’t allow media to work
I agree with views expressed by Taba Ajum in his article “Who will take responsibility?
Are we going to let Arunachal rule by goons groomed by our politicians? Where are
we heading for? Arunachal is no longer a peaceful state. A number one corrupt state,
media and press are not willing to work as there is no security for media persons
and their family. So much so that no national media work in Arunachal. Thanks to
NETV, we came to know about recent political developments.
When we don’t allow the media to work it means to loot the state and the development
fund meant for poor people.
Daporijo, (on email)
Nocturnal vagabonds at IG Park
I take the privilege to rap my knuckle on the dozy forehead of concerned authorities
regarding the status of Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar. Since, I reside near Park,
I personally know few impending threats which may cause law and order problems.
Almost everyone is fond of IG Park for various reasons, but for the people residing
near I G Park, the story is different especially during night.
Often the IG Park is visited by unscrupulous nocturnal vagabonds during night causing
unbearable noise pollution torturing our ear drums.
Such nocturnal vagabonds sometimes quarrel among themselves resultantly causing ear
piercing loud fearsome, horrific and pitiable cries giving the nearby residents sleepless
Sometimes these nocturnal vagabonds perform loud and noisy orchestra for the ghosts
at the peak of night, making the nearby residents awake till their performance ends.
No human dares to go near to enjoy such celebration.
Midnight noisy orators are born in the IG Park debating on various topics and sometimes
it seems that they debate with fist and leg blows.
Sometimes the results of orchestra, cries, blows etc., are apparently visible the
very next day as anyone who would come to IG Park for fresh air would find broken
bottles, cigarette buds, contraceptives.
Anyone keeping pets have to spend relatively more sleepless nights because whenever
there is ear piercing noise, these pets bark for the safety of their owners which
irritates these nocturnal vagabonds, who sometimes blow showers of stones on the
compound and roof and also sometimes deliver leg blows on the gate using unparliamentarily
Therefore, I earnestly request the concerned authorities to repair the tower lights
and implement section 144 CrPC practically in IG Park.
I am sure my rap with knuckle on the forehead of concerned dozy authorities is hard
enough to shake the conscience so that prompt action is taken to maintain cleanliness,
peace and serenity in IG Park.
I also request the concerned authorities to permanently close with concrete small
entry and exit gates situated near the main gates which are used by such nocturnal
Itanagar, (on email)
Don’t blame them for not attending school
This is very clear that mid day meal is mandatory for every government school across
India. But very unpleasing to hear from one of the government school in-charge in
Diyun Circle that the mid day meal are not provided due to non availability of fund.
It is very shameful that we talk and make five years plans about the overall development
of the states but after five years we see negative development.
Our brothers and sisters are denied midday meals, study materials and quality studies.
Instead of going up, the literacy rate has gone down. And we blame the people of
not sending their wards to schools.
Student are asked to fetch drinking water for the teacher as many schools do not
provide drinking water.
And there will be a new scheme to encourage the people to send their children to
school where there are hardly three teachers to teach 300+ students.
Therefore I seek kind attention by the concerned authorities at the current situation
of the schools.
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Ranking a spot below Afghanistan on UN’s Gender Inequality Index (GII) India's gender
inequality statistics seem to have taken a turn for the worse.
New data shows the country's Gender Inequality Index worsened between 2008 and 2011,
and India now ranks 129 out of 146 countries on the GII, better only than Afghanistan
in south Asia.
On the Human Development Index (HDI), India ranks 134 out of 187 countries. When
inequality is factored in, it experiences a 30% drop in its human development values,
ranking 129 out of 146 nations.
The GII, introduced by the UN Development Programme last year, measures female disadvantage
in three areas: reproductive health as measured by the maternal mortality ratio and
the adolescent fertility rate, empowerment measured by seats in Parliament and proportion
with at least secondary education, and the labour force participation rate.
India's decline is accounted for by a fall in its female labour force participation
rate and a worsening of its adolescent fertility rate.
The UNDP report shows that the proportion of women with at least secondary education
is still just half that of men. Globally, richer countries with higher human development
have higher female labour force participation too.
The 2011 report focuses on sustainability and the impact of environmental degradation
on the poor.
By 2050, the average HDI could drop by 12% in south Asia due to the effects of global
warming on agricultural production, access to clean water and pollution, the report
With such abysmal records, its time India sit up and take note. Unless path breaking
efforts are put for empowerment and involvement of women in decision making, it is
unlikely that we would see any change.