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Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Prohibitory order

ZIRO, Nov 15: The Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District has prohibited selling and serving of liquor, including local beer within the district w.e.f  November 15 till the completion of AAPSU election. DIPRO


AVP workshop concludes

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) organized a two days workshop for district level committees at Naharlagun recently.

The valedictory function was attended by its president Pratik Potom, vice president Techi Gubin, Janjati Faith and Cultural Protection Forum vice president Nabam Atum, Organizing Secretary of Kalyan Ashram NE Atul Jog, its ports in-charge (all India) Shaktipada Thakur, among others.

Addressing the valedictory function, Potom stressed on educating and making known the age-old faiths, culture and traditions our society to our new generation.

Nabam Atum in his address lauded the activities of AVP in creating social and economical awareness among people.

Atul Jog appealed to AVP members and cadres to work hard for the uplift of deprived sections of the society.

A book of Mishmi Prayer songs was also released on the occasion.

About 103 delegates from 17 districts of attended the workshop held on November 10 and 11 at Naharlagun.

Various issues like educational development, sports, health services, women empowerment, social awareness etc. were discussed by the participants during the two days workshop.

Team from Medar Nello, Naharlagun, Nyedar Namlo, Pachin presented prayer songs on the occasion.

AVP treasurer Goken Bagra, Shanti Tasso, Tedi Techi, Ramesh Babu also spoke on the occasion as resource persons.


Seppa College celebrates its 3rd College Day

SEPPA, Nov 15: The 3rd College Day celebration of Seppa College began with Women Commission Member Maya Taku declaring the celebration open at General ground here on November 13.

Speaking on the occasion, Maya advised the collegians to achieve excellence in various curricular and co-curricular activities. She asked them to create a congenial atmosphere for academic activities within the college so that students from other district could also take admission at Seppa College. She was optimistic to see that the collegians do well in studies and bring good result in the examination.

While extending her blessing for success of the celebration, she appealed to the collegians to maintain sportsman spirit during the sport competitions.

Nikam Tallang, Chairperson Anchal Samitiy spoke on the occasion and later he kicked off the football match between Aksah and Pritibhi team. DIPRO


Forum seeks Governor’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) in a representation to the Governor sought his intervention on the  sudden decision to shift the Greenfield airport from Karsingsa to Hollongi site.

While referring to earlier representation submitted in favour of its demand, the Forum said “the state Govt is keeping mum over the issue and instead of responding to it, Govt remains adamant on its decision.”

Demanding necessary action against the police officers who allegedly assaulted its member during  3rd phase bandh call, the  Forum further said “we are not against any individual but  against corruption and sudden decision of state Govt to shift the airport  from Karsingsa to Hollongi.” Claiming that Govt employees who had participated in its movement were politically transferred at far flung areas, the Forum also sought intervention of Governor for justice and to ensure freedom of movement and expression.


Govt to set up 1,500 new ITIs in next 5 years

NEW DELHI, Nov 15: Government will set up 1,500 new industrial training institutes and 5,000 skill development centres in the next five years, Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said today.

During XII five year plan, the ministry has a very ambitious scheme of setting up of 1500 new ITIs and 5000 Skill Development Centres in unserviced blocks of the country in PPP mode, Kharge said after inaugurating the 'Skilling India' theme pavilion at the India International Trade Fair here. He said with the setting up of the new centres the government hoped to achieve our target of skilling 100 million persons by 2022.

He said skill development is one of the most important tool for empowering the persons, increasing productivity of the enterprise and competitiveness of the country.


ACFD celebrates its 3rd Advent Christmas

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Christian Fellowship Delhi (ACFD) celebrated its 3rd Advent Christmas on yesterday at Mukherjee Nagar, New Delhi.

Rev.Mathanmi Zimik, Pastor of Tangkhul Church Delhi was the speaker.

Speaking on the occasion, ACFD member Kimlong Longri acknowledged the contribution of Nyishi Baptist Churches Council (NBCC) in establishing the Arunachal Christian fellowship in Delhi and thanked NBCC for extending all forms of support to ACFD since its establishment in 2010.

The program was attended by a large congregation.


Children’s day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The Govt. Middle school, ‘D’ Sector Itanagar celebrated the 23rd birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of the country Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as Children’s Day yesterday.

Floral tributes were paid to the decorated portrait of Chacha Nehru by Tsering Phunso ADEO, AL Yadav, CRC, Murtem Mami Gollo BEO and other participants.

In his speech, Yadav briefed the life history of Panditji to the children and advised them to follow the foot print of Nehruji.

Teacher Geeta S. Kumar highlighted the problems of the school like shortage of bathrooms, water supply and electricity. Nabam Jeka SMC member also spoke on the occasion and appreciate the teachers of the school.

Neelam Yokum Heri, Headmaster in-charge rued the insufficient infrastructure in Government schools and appealed to the authority for providing the necessary infrastructures to those Govt schools for smooth functioning. The Headmaster said that the public schools are well furnished with sufficient infrastructure whereas our Govt schools even do not have proper classrooms and laboratory which has hampered the academic studies of the students.

Various games and sports, cultural and literary competitions were organized among the children to mark the Children’s Day.


North East Agri Expo begins in Dimapur

Kohima, Nov 15: The three-day North East Agri Expo, where six countries from South East Asia are participating, began in Dimapur today.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand are taking part in the Expo, jointly organised by the Nagaland government and the union agriculture ministry.

US senator Paul Strauss from the District of Columbia, attended the inauguration session this morning. He was scheduled to sign an MoU with state agriculture and tourism departments, officials said.

Inaugurating the Expo, state Governor Nikhil Kumar stressed the need to have such a platform where policy makers, technocrats, private sector and farmers could come together for exchanging ideas and knowledge.

Chief minister Neiphiu Rio said the main aim of the Expo was to showcase the potential of agriculture and allied sectors in the NE and to promote knowledge-sharing and technology transfer. Besides, "We hope to introduce new technologies and practices which would improve agriculture."

All the north eastern states, various organisations under agriculture ministry and private sector took part in the Expo organised under the theme: Progressive Agriculture.


House gutted in fire

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A house of Goan Buri was reportedly gutted down in a fire at Lora village under Kimin circle in Papum Pare district on Wednesday. All the properties of house owner  were destroyed in the fire mishap. Meanwhile All Kimin Kakoi Youth Welfare Association requested the authority to provide immediate relief to the fire victims.


Society calls for fresh interview

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar today demanded constitution of a new selection board and holding of fresh APPBn/IRBn interview in Upper Subansiri district within one month.  In a representation submitted to the chief minister, the  society claimed that one man committee has also recommended for fresh interview which should be conducted under the supervision of senior IPS officer. However the government is unwilling to do so, it added. Further the society urged the authority to take strong action against the persons involved in wrongdoing  in recruitment process.


CoSAAP wants release of DA in cash

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) today appealed the state finance minister to release 7 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) in cash with effect from  July 1, 2012 instead of depositing it in GPF account.  A team of CoSAAP executive members led by its president called on Minister Finance at his official resident requesting him to redress the genuine demands of the association. CoSAAP also expressed its displeasure over the proposal of Finance department to  release two months DA in cash and four months DA to be deposited into GPF.  Finance minister reportedly gave assurance to look into the matter.






123 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Mebo people demand white paper on bridge project

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Nov 15: Expressing concern over alleged financial irregularities in construction of two bridges on Mebo-Dhola PWD road Kadang and Tatsing, the people of Mebo area in East Siang have raised question over utilization of fund against the bridge projects. The allegation came to the fore after the state’s minister for Finance, Planning and PWD Chowna Mein recently assured for granting “additional fund” for completion of Kadang and Taro Tamak bridges.

Reacting on the minister’s remark, youths leaders of Mebo, including members of block BJP committee have alleged that the implementing agency did not complete the work, despite adequate amount of money was released against the bridge projects. They alleged that lion’s share of the fund meant for bridge construction was allegedly misappropriated by the concern engineers and thus leaving the works incomplete.

The locals said that construction work of the bridge projects were started in 2009 and 2010, but no proportional progress has been noticed so far. They urged the authority to publish white paper on the two bridge projects before releasing the additional fund.

“We hail the minister for announcing additional fund for completion of the bridges, but the authority should ensure transparency in utilization of fund. We demand the state government to stop releasing any additional fund until utilization of fund released earlier is made public”, said Mebo block (lower) BJP secretary Rambilash Pertin. According to information available, the union DoNER ministry granted an amount of Rs 1 crore under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) in 2010-11 for ‘Construction of Steel Truss Bridge over Kadang river on Mebo-Dholla road (Span- 60 meter) with an instruction to the state government to furnish the utilization Certificate (financial & physical) to the Planning Commission by March 31, 2011. It further asked the concern department to ensure utilization of fund and completion of works within September 30, 2011, and there was no provision for extension in scheduled time of completion.

On the other hand, construction of Single Land Bailey Bridge (Span 40 mts) over Tatsing river between Borguly and Seram villages was funded by union ministry of DoNER under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resource (NLCPR) in 2009. Information has revealed that the director of DoNER by memo No. DNER/NLP/AP/110/2007 dated 28-03-2009, directed the state’s Secretary (Planning) to convey the administrative and financial approval towards the project. The project with an approved cost of Rs 333.70 lakh includes Sub-structure and Super structure with construction of approach road near the bridge point.



Crusade against opium

KHONSA, Nov 15: Continuing his crusade against drugs, especially opium, Tirap deputy commissioner Dr. Sachin Shinde exhorted the villagers of Lazu circle to completely shun opium poppy cultivation.

The deputy commissioner, in a meeting at Lazu today, directly interacted with members of 18 SHGs of Noglo, Lonyan, Upper Kolam and Lower Kolam villages of Lazu circle and asked them to act as an agent of change in the society by taking up activities under Agriculture and Horticulture to generate economy.

It may be added that opium addiction is rampant in whole of Lazu area.

The CO Lazu, PD, DRDA, DAO and DVO also spoke on the occasion.



Attack on Koloriang CO

Orgs demand punishment to attackers

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Condemnations and demands for stringent punishment to attackers on Koloriang circle officer Gyamar Amte are still pouring in media houses.

Expressing resentment over the frequent physical assault on Govt officers, the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP)  urged the law enforcing authority to arrest the attackers on Gyamar Amte and punish them as per law of the land. It further condemned the attack and termed it as inhumane and barbaric act. Meanwhile, a CoSAAP team  met the CO at R K M hospital  and enquired about his health.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kurung Kumey district unit condemned the physical assault on newly posted Koloriang circle officer Gyamar Amte  by  the miscreants on Tuesday.   Such inhumane and barbaric attack on an officer, that too in a district where the posted officers express their unwillingness to join, deserved condemnation from every quarter, the BJP unit said. It appealed to the administration to give stringent punishment to the miscreants involved in the attack case.

Condemning the physical assault on newly posted circle Officer Gyamar Amte, All Mengio Students Union today demanded the authority concerned for immediate arrest of culprits involved in the attack. Union also demanded for exemplary punishment to assailants of circle officer to create congenial atmosphere.

The members of Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) and Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) today enquired the well being of Gyamar Amte at RK Mission Hospital here.

Both ACS and ACF urged the state government to provide special treatment for his early recovery.

They appealed to all sections of the society to discourage such unlawful activities which bring bad name to entire society.

While condemning the brutal attack on the CO, both ACS and ACF demanded the authority concerned for a thorough investigation of the incident to unearth the motive behind the attack.

ACS, which demonstrated against the state government’s alleged failure to maintain law and order in the state yesterday at Bank Tinali, has demanded the state govt to come out with a mechanism to arrest the prevailing law and order problem within a month failing which ACS threatened to launch rigorous democratic movement.



Arunachal has lot to learn from the Kiwis: Kena

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 15: The hilly and agrarian state of Arunachal Pradesh has lot to learn from New Zealand, said state’s Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena, who returned from New Zealand recently.

Kena, who was part of Indian delegates representing all states, attended a four-day ‘Australian component of the international executive workshops on ‘good governance’ and on ‘leadership in urban and rural management’ at capital city Auckland in November last, told media persons today.

“New Zealand has adopted high-tech even in farming and their products are sold in western countries like hot cakes that enrich the nation’s coffer. The manpower use is least to avoid human error and achieve perfection”, Kena further pointed out.

Kena had spoken on the systems of governance in Arunachal and while holding discussion with global delegates had deliberated on ‘local government reforms’, ‘local government capacity building & HRD’ and ‘solid waste management’.

The most striking feature of N/Zealand governance is that the government serves as facilitator only without providing any subsidy under any head, unlike India or any state in our country, Kena disclosed.

The island nation located in the south-western Pacific Ocean, some 1,500 km east of Australia, is one of the last lands on earth to be settled by humans. Europeans were the first to made contact in 1642 CE, he informed.

New Zealand has a distinctive biodiversity of both animal and plant life while its varied topography and sharp mountain peaks are similar to that of Arunachal offering unique similarities as Arunachal is one of the 12 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Kena said, adding that Arunachalees could take a cue from the Kiwis as to how they have been living in harmony with the nature and keeping their environment clean and healthy.  

The workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies of India, was highly learning experience, he said.

After passing through different phases of revolution even remaining a British colony, it became a welfare state since 1930s. The country underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalised free-trade economy.

Markets for New Zealand's agricultural exports have diversified greatly since the 1970s, with once-dominant exports of wool being overtaken by dairy products, meat, and recently wine.  The country's culture has also been broadened by globalisation while its diverse landscape provides many opportunities for outdoor pursuits and has provided the backdrop for a number of big budget movies.

New Zealand is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations, Kena added.



HDCS flays state Govt for its failure to give justice to media

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The Himalayan Development & Charitable Society (HDCS) has questioned the sincerity and ability of the State Govt. in arresting the culprits involved in the brutal attack on the Associate Editors of both Echo of Arunachal and The Arunachal Times on November 9 and July 15 respectively.

“It is suspected that there must be some high profile people behind the attacks on media houses in many cases and that is why the attackers are let off freely and enlarged on bail easily”, said HDCS Chairman-cum-Managing Director  and senior journalist Bengia Augung.

Moreover, it’s astonishing as to why civil societies, individuals, NGOs, Pressure groups are becoming “Mute spectator” when their mirror is broken by others? It seems that the fourth Pillar or Fourth Estate of democracy has no rights to exercise their constitutional rights (Foredoom of Speech & Expression) as defined in the Constitution of India in Arunachal Pradesh. Is the State Govt.  too weak to handle such situation or to arrest frequent attackers on media house? he questioned.

“How our civil societies, NGOs, pressure groups can expect free and fair reporting from the media when its wings are “tightened by dao and gun” instead of allowing them to work freely.” The Himalayan Development & Charitable Society has also question the sincerity and dedication of the state police as they allegedly failed to arrest the culprits involved in the series of attacks on media houses in recent days causing fear psychosis in the minds of the media persons of the state.

HDCS appealed to the State Govt. to be vigil against the growing hostility against the media houses. It, however, expressed confidence that the City Police under the able guidance of the present SP would be able to nab the culprits at the earliest.

The Society also condemned the brutal attack on Koloriang CO Gyamar Amte recently by some miscreants and urged the District Administration to arrest all the culprits at the earliest.



Rice-Fish farming could be a promising venture in East Siang

ITANAGAR, Nov 15:  Hill topography of north eastern states become impediment in development of ponds and tanks for aquaculture. There is a high pressure on foothills for agriculture mostly riziculture and other activities. Under these circumstances, there is a need to switch over from traditional method of agriculture to technically sound integrated farming approaches.

Rice-fish system is practiced traditionally by the farmers of Apatani Plateau in Arunachal Pradesh since time immortal with production of fish ranging between 150–250 kg/ha within 3 months in addition to rice production ranging from 4 to 6 tons/ha. This system may open a new horizon to improve farmer’s socio-economic conditions enhancing land use efficiency at low inputs and by waste recycling. This practice however is confined only in the Apatani Plateau.

Seeing the remuneration of the system the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, East Siang has initiated to penetrate the system in the district by conducting Front Line Demonstration programme. Fish harvest ranging from 33.5 kg to 56.3 kg was recorded from the small holding of 0.10 ha – 0.15 ha as an additional source of income as well as rich nutrition of the farmers’ own family members.



BJP to hold anti-govt. protests across India on November 21

NEW DELHI, Nov 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced it will hold an all-India protest on November 21 on the eve of the winter session of Parliament against the Congress-led UPA government which, it alleged, is responsible for several scams, price rise and FDI in multi-brand retail.

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here that demonstrations, sit-ins, rallies and marches will be held in State capitals.  He alleged UPA is to be blamed for price rise, corruption, scams and for bringing in FDI in multi-brand retail.

Senior BJP leaders will visit different State capitals to lead the protests.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari, facing charges of dubious funding against his companies, will go to Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh to lead the protest.

Asked about the issue, Naqvi said “Gadkari had earlier expressed his wish to hold a rally in Itanagar. So, he would like to lead this protest there and he agreed. BJP has always felt a sense of responsibility towards the Northeast. Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu have held rallies there in the past.”

The ‘Halla Bol’ rallies across the country on November 21 will be followed by opposition protests in Parliament when the session begins the next day.

“The UPA government’s calculations on the ground and its arithmetic in Parliament have both gone haywire,” Naqvi alleged. PTI



Efforts to make  younger generation aware of their rich indigenous culture

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A recitation competition of Donyi-Polo songs in Adi language was organized at Golgi Bote Donyi-Polo Gangging, here with the aim to encourage the younger generation to learn and speak in their mother tongue.

Altogether 20 children, including tiny tots participated in the competition which was held in three groups of Sub-Junior (Nursery to Class II), Junior (Class III to Class VI) and Senior (Class VII and above). They recited the classic Donyi-Polo songs  from the Prayer book “ Angun Bedang”  like Kumdung Donyi nom Kumdung Polo Nom,Nok Kayum Sinam ager lok ngom agin pe imolangka and Asi among takam sime pilen bine Donyi Polo no. The competition was judged by Mugge Tayeng and Tatin Boko.

The initiative in organizing the song competition was taken by members of Aji Nilung Tungko of Golgi Bote Gangging led by Chairperson Yamek Mize Taggu, Organising Secretary Otil Lego, member Secretary Opung J Dai.

The aim of such programme was a part of the efforts to promote and make the younger generation aware of their rich indigenous culture and heritage and encourage them to speak in their own mother tongue. DIPR



Golden jubilee of Darak Secondary School celebrated

AALO, Nov 15:  The Darak circle of West Siang district buzzed with hectic activities and wore a festive look as a large and nostalgic congregation of alumni of Darak Secondary School and villagers from Potom, Poyom. Boje, Bogo, Raksap gathered to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Darak Secondary School on November 14.

The school set up on self-help basis prior to Chinese aggression with Minto Kato as its first teacher with a monthly pay of Rs. 60, was recognized as a Primary school in 1962. Later, it was upgraded to Secondary school and became a centre of learning to transform the educational scenario of Lodu Bango.

Greeting the people on the auspicious occasion, the former CM and Liromoba MLA Jarbom Gamlin said that vistas of avenues for the people have been opened up during his two tenures prioritizing educational and communication system and emphasis is now being laid on infrastructural developments in various parts of the constituency.

The Govt has done enough for the people, there is no scarcity of avenues but scarcity lies in our sheer determination and will to excel in different parameters to take our society in the right direction, he rued. The MLA donated almirahs and cane chairs for the school and released a book, ‘Kogaar’ written and published by Bade Potom.

Colonel GS Chundawat, Commanding Officer, the 19th Grenadiers, Aalo said that people of yesteryears used to face lot of hardships to come out successfully and younger generations with better avenues  today should strive hard to be successful in life. The army is trying to set up its base in the area, he said adding that the Indian Army is set to recruit Bharat Scouts and Guides on the concept of sons of the soil and appealed all cabpable youths to join army. The Commandant has assured to construct bathroom and toilet in the Darak School from army side.

West Siang DDSE Tomi Doke asked the teachers to continue their good services and students to emulate the feats of luminaries from the school.

Pratik Potom, former Director of School Education and first teacher Minto Kato also narrated vivid account and reminiscence of the bygone days.

Bidu Poyom, President and Minba Rakshap Gen. Secy. GJCDS 2012 outlined the motive behind the celebration of Golden Jubilee on community basis and extended their thanks to one and all to make the three days event a successful one.

The great Pordorshani (Exhibition) held prior to Chinese Aggression where NEFA dignitaries were invited was instrumental in setting up the school at Darak. A Pordorshani of local artifacts in that line was organized on the occasion. The ‘Life Time Achiever Award’ with citation was given away to the former Director of School Education Potom for his outstanding academic record and contribution towards the society. First teacher of the school Minto Kato and the pioneers of the Lodu Bango late Bomyi Boje, Late Kide Poyom were felicitated posthumously on the occasion. The first Doctor from the school Dr. JM Boje, first Police Officer Yido Boje, first PRI Yijum Potom, first graduate Yiba Boje, first teacher Mikek Potom, first lady teacher Tongom Potom Ngigyor, first engineer Balom Bogo, first engineer graduate Marconi Potom, first APCS officer Sode Potom, first engineer graduate in govt. of India undertaking Moru Potom, first M.Phil degree holder Pennya Potom, first lawyer Domo Boje were also felicitated as alumini of the school. Besides comedian and lyricist Nguya Potom, first APCS of the Lodo Bango Gepak Poyom and first in SSB Jomtum Poyom, most sincere teacher Biri Potom and longest serving non tribal teacher Ganeshyam Singh were also felicitated on the occasion.  DIPRO



SIRD initiates steps as TSI under BRGF

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: SIRD Arunachal Pradesh after being nominated as the Technical Support Institution (TSI) under BRGF has initiated the process of development of Perspective Plan for development grants under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) in a participative and transparent manner.

Inaugurating the State Level Workshop for finalization of Input Costs for development of Perspective and Annual Plans under BRGF here today, Director SIRD, Nyabin Ete emphasized on proactive participation from official functionaries for ensuring timely preparation of plan. He informed the delegates that SIRD and department of PR at state level are coordinating with MoPR regarding approval of Plan for sanction of funds under BRGF. He further said that mistakes of past need not be repeated and there was a need for harmonious coordination amongst all concerned from State Level to GP level for achieving maximum benefits from BRGF programme. He assured to extend assistance to the PRIs of Upper Subansiri District from SIRD.

Earlier, Course Director of the programme, Dr. Kirto Loyi from SIRD explained the background regarding involvement of TSI in Upper Subansiri District. He also informed the participants that SIRD shall be providing its best possible inputs despite being engaged at the last moment.

He informed that SIRD shall always strive to spread awareness and adopt a participative and transparent mechanism in the planning process.

Rakesh Srivastava informed that SIRD would be sending the unit costs developed for various schemes to District Administration along with a set of approved guidelines and a dummy plan to District Administration within November, in basis of which all the Gram Panchayats, Anchal Samiti and Zilla Parishad plans are to be made.

The programme is being attended by delegates from Upper Subansiri District comprising of technical officers including APO (Rural Engineering), Extension Officer (Rural Engineering) from various blocks, Agriculture Development Officers, Veterinary Officers.

The workshop is scheduled to conclude on November 17. This workshop is to be followed by intensive planning exercise at Gram Panchayat, Anchal Samiti and Zilla Parishad level at Upper Subansiri District.

SIRD as the TSI shall consolidate the Gram Panchayat wise, Anchal Samiti wise and Zilla Parishad wise annual plan for 2012-2013 and a consolidated Perspective Plan for 2012-2017 period and submit to DPC.

GHSSZ lift both football and volleyball titles of PLY Memorial Tourney

ZIRO, Nov 15: Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro (GHSSZ) lifted the champions’ trophy of both football and volleyball in the first ever Padi Lailyang Yaaku Memorial Girls’ Tournament, 2012 organized by Apatani Women Sports Club (AWSC)  here at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli recently.

The final match of the football was played between Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro (GHSSZ) and Frontier Hr. Sec. School, Ziro (FHSS) in which former defeated the latter by 2-1 goal to lift the winner’s trophy of the tournament along with cash award of Rs. 20,000.

The runner up team FHSS was given cash award of Rs. 15,000.

Pegmir Nama of FHSS and Hage Ampi of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Hija have been adjudged as best goal keeper and best player of the tournament while Tado Setho and Pura Talo of GHSSZ bagged the award for highest scorer and best coach respectively.

The fair play team award also went to FHSS Ziro.

The GHSSZ has also lifted the volleyball championship trophy defeating Himi Miji School, Old Ziro (HMS). The winner and runners up eams of the championship was awarded cash prizes of Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 7,000 respectively.  Jumdo Aku of HMS received the best player award in volleyball. The Ziro Valley School, Lempia bagged fair play trophy.

The closing ceremony was attended by Hari ZPM Hage Yasung, He appreciated the Apatani Women Sports Club for organizing the eventful tournament and appealed them to continue the tournament in future too.

The organizing secretary, Gyati Oniya thanked local MLA Padi Richo for sponsoring the tournament.

Nada Dumi, ZPM Hija also witnessed the final matches.

Earlier, the tournament was kicked off by Indra Malo Jain, Secretary, Sports &Youth Affairs, Textile & Handicrafts etc on November 1 at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli.

In her inaugural speech, Malo, suggested participants to play the game with sportsman spirit so as to make the tournament interesting and exciting.

While sharing her personal interest in sports, she said that she also participated in various games and sports competition during her school days. She encouraged women folk of the State to participate in games and sports.

The organizing chairman Padi Kuniya, chairperson AWSC, highlighted the importance of the tournament and also disclosed the motive behind it.

In the opening ceremony was also attended by Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner, Taru Talo, HoDs, Panchayat leaders, general public.



Mithi inaugurates College Festival at Deomali

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The 12th Annual College Festival of Wangcha Rajkumar Govt. College, Deomali was inaugurated by former chief minister and Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi today in presence of Parliamentary Secretary Wangki Lowang and MLA Kamthok Lowang.

Speaking on this occasion, Mithi shared some his exposures in foreign universities in Japan and USA and called upon the students and faculty members of the college to learn and imbibe the quest, dedication and commitment that are present in those universities. Educational Institution, according to Mithi, is basically constituted of its faculty member who should have a genuine quest for learning and research. He showed his genuine concern for education and research in the state and made it categorically clear that he shall try to do his level best for the development of Wangcha Rajkumar Govt. College.  

Mithi also urged the teachers to explore the rich natural resource, flora and fauna that Arunachal has been endowed with.

Wangki Lowang, in his motivational speech asked the students to devote most of their time in their studies as that is of primary concern to them and leave everything else on the policy makers. He briefly outlined the evolution of the Govt. College at Deomali and assured the people that he will leave no stone unturned for the over-all development of the college.

Principal of the college Dr. Milorai Modi asked the students to develop the sense of self reliance, self confidence and self sacrifice as life finds fulfillment with these qualities.  Earlier he extended a very warm welcome to the distinguished guests and talked about the performance of the students in the university examination   wherein a few of the students of the college consistently figure in the top ten list of the university every year.  Dr. Modi attributed the credit of this to the learned faculty members of the college and requested them to keep up this spirit.  

The inaugural function concluded by the lighting of the Olympic torch and formal declaration of the annual college festival as open by Mithi.

The celebration started a week back with the commencement of various competitions in the field of Games and Sports, Literary, Fine Arts, Cultural, among others.



Ziro Valley School celebrates its annual day

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Coinciding with Children’s Day, Ziro Valley School (ZIVAS), Old Ziro celebrated its annual function in its school premise yesterday.

Attending the closing ceremony, Lower Subansiri Superintendent of Police, PN Khrimey suggested the student community to be courageous and build competitiveness in them to become successful in life.

However, he cautioned them against negative things and forces which will have a negative impact on society. While disapproving the deteriorating teacher-student relations in some schools, he suggested students to maintain a very cordial relation with their teachers for success in life. He also asked them try their best to fulfill their parents’ desire and expectations by achieving success in life.

With an admiration, the SP further said that Ziro has produced many high ranking officers like Robin Hibu, first IPS of state, Late Kuru Hassang first pilot besides many youngsters like Radhe Tallo, who recently cracked UPSC. He suggested youngsters to emulate them.

P K Thungon, Dy. Director of Urban Development & Town Planning, Ziro highlighted the activities taken up by his department with special reference to ‘Zero Waste Management (ZWM)’ in Ziro plateau which aims to make Ziro Township clean and green. He appealed people of Ziro plateau to cooperate with the department to bring back the past glory of the area as it was once one of the cleanest and greenest places of Arunachal Pradesh.

Principal, ZIVAS highlighted on various activities and achievements of the school.

Earlier, Khrimey and Thungon distributed prizes to the winners of games & sports and literary competitions respectively while the Nag Raju, vice president, ECI (National Highway Potin to Aalo) distributed prizes to the winners of cultural competition. The students were divided into three houses, namely Red, Yellow and Blue.  The Red House bagged the championship while Blue House stood as runner up.

The main attraction of the day was presentation of cultural items by the school children.

Padi Grayu, Chairman Private School Association of Ziro also attended the closing ceremony.


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Release our pending honorarium

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to request the authorities to release our Economic census duty honorarium (block-wise) as per the guidelines of economic census manual book. Further, I would also like to request the concern authority not to engage us in census duty in near future. Article 27 of Right to Education (RTE) has clearly mentioned that no teacher shall be deployed for non educational purposes other than decennial population census, disaster relief duties and duties relating to election to the local authority or the state legislative or parliamentary as the case may be.  Involvement of teachers in census duty other than the duties mentioned above badly hampers the academic activities of the school going children.

A large number of educated youths are running from pillar to post for  govt jobs. The Govt should find out ways  and means  to provide them employment opportunities. Here,  I would like to suggest the Govt to engage the educated youths in census works.


Dari Sonia





We are neglected

Dear Editor,

18 houses in the village Ozakho were burnt down in an unfortunate incident recently. But this shocking incident did not draw much attention of the Chief Minister, his govt, media, the leaders of apex students union and general pubic. Neither media persons nor AAPSU leaders visited the village which is regrettable.

I appeal the state Govt to provide adequate relief  to fire victims and take appropriate steps so that such incident does nor occur again.


Honlem Khangham


All Ozakho Students Union


No income support to unemployed

More than 70 per cent of workers worldwide have no statutory access to unemployment insurance or any type of unemployment assistance, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

The proportion of unemployed workers without any such income security is even higher (86 per cent) if one includes those who haven’t paid social security contributions long enough to qualify for unemployment benefits, as many unemployment insurance schemes are based on contributions. This means that more than 86 per cent of the almost 40 million people who dropped out of the labour market since 2008 found themselves without a regular income from one day to the other, says ILO social protection expert Florence Bonnet.

Young people are particularly affected. If they become unemployed after a short period of having entered the labour market, then they might not have paid into social security long enough to qualify for unemployment benefits. Only 16 countries provide income support for unemployed young people as first-time jobseekers.

Unemployment social security coverage varies widely between world regions. The proportion of unemployed receiving unemployment benefits can be as high as 80 per cent or more in Western Europe, North America, and Central and Eastern Europe, while it can drop to less than 10 per cent in Africa.

It is less than 40 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and less than 20 per cent in the Middle East and Asia. In fact, these variations reflect the different shares of employees in formal employment as a proportion of the total employment.

According to Bonnet, it was not only in South Korea that unemployment benefits played a key role during the crisis.

In more developed countries, unemployment protection schemes helped most workers and employers adapt to the sudden drop in demand, while helping to secure incomes and maintain consumption.