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Help the downtrodden: Governor

543rd birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev

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 the Gurudwara.

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

Staff Reporter

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 better result.

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 Dera Natung.

“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 the benefits.

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 Auditorium, Tezu.

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 nodal agency.

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, it said.

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 personal motives.


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 to them.

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 practices.

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.”

Production technology

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 animals. Responses

The introduction of azolla spelt a revolution for the farmers, who are now reaping the benefits.

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 8.

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.


GB appeals

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.


Priests appeal

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.


Essay competition

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 people”.

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 at Aurangabad.

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 9 last.

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.


Nehru’s birthday

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, Arunachal Pradesh.

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.


News Impact



Town planning and encroachment

Dear Editor

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

Dear Editor,

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 spirit.


Tuter Rupuk




Times for some action

Dear Editor,

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 survival.

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 degree?

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Ngurang Ajo

Itanagar,  (on email)



When we don’t allow media to work

Dear Editor,

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.


Tanam Linke

Daporijo, (on email)



Nocturnal vagabonds at IG Park

Dear Editor,

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 nights.

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 languages.

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 vagabonds.


Ngurang Achung

Itanagar, (on email)



Don’t blame them for not attending school

Dear Editor,

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.


Manrose Chakma,

(on email)




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The abysmal record continues


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 says.

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.