November 17


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Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: 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


National Press Day greetings

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh has conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to the media fraternities of Arunachal Pradesh and India on the occasion of National Press Day.

In his message to the Press Fraternity on the occasion, the Governor has expressed his hope that this celebration of free Press and freedom of expression instills new zeal and passion amongst the members of the Fourth Estate and encourage them to continue their indispensable contributions toward building stronger, healthier and more peaceful societies.

On the special occasion, the Governor called upon every citizen to uphold the sanctity of the Fourth Estate.


Prohibitory order

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The PWD highway division has proposed to intensify the road construction works on Papu-Hoj-Potin Trans Highway from November 21 to December 31.

Meanwhile, District Magistrate, Papum Pare District in an order has prohibited movement of all vehicles including two wheelers from chainage 0.00 km, Papu Junction to 1 km Sood village from November 21 to December 31 to avoid any untoward incidents during the course of execution and also for un-disrupted construction works. The magistrate also suggested use of helipad road to Borum as alternative way.


Rijiju elected IAA VP

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Former Member of Parliament Kiren Rijiju of Arunachal Pradesh has been elected as vice president of Indian Archery Association (IAA). 81 out of total 94 votes were cast in favour of Rijiju. Rijiju is the first from entire North East to be elected to the coveted post.

Vijay Kumar Malhotra of Delhi was elected as president, according to Arunachal Archery Association release.

Meanwhile, Indian Weightlifting Federations Joint Secretary Abraham K Techi said that Rijiju’s election to the post would prove a boon for sports sector in Arunachal Pradesh. While congratulating Rijiju on his election to the coveted post, Abraham hoped that he will work with dedication for development of sports in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly Archery.


CO attack condemned

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: All Papum Pare District Youth Association (APPDYA) today condemned the physical attack on circle officer Koloriang Gyamar Amte on 13th November.  The Association demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the attack case.

Meanwhile, Assembly Youth Congress Committee of 15th Sagalee also condemned the brutal attack on APCS officer. It also urged the district police to provide adequate security to prevent recurrence of such incident.


Resentment over transfer and posting policy

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Expressing displeasure over the transfer and posting policy of the health department, Assembly Youth Congress Committee of 15th Sagalee Constituency today urged the department to strictly maintain the transfer and posting rule. It claimed that none of medical officer and nurses has joined their duty at respective posting place even after they have been posted, it claimed that the transfers are made in paper only.


Prayer for Doji

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Galo Indigenous Faith and Cultural Council (GIFCC) prayed to almighty for early recovery of Moge Doji. The singing icon of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly of Galo community, is currently undergoing treatment in Dibrugarh, Assam.

GIFCC appealed to the State Government for providing financial assistance to the legendary singer at this hour of need.


ICDS Week celebrated

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Urban ICDS Project here organized various games & sports, cultural and literary activities as part of ICDS week celebration at Daath village, Jollang today.

Addressing a public meeting organized on the occasion, S.C.Tok, CDPO of the Project dwelt at length on various programs, services and activities being delivered under ICDS scheme through Anganwadi centres.

Attending the program, Jollang ASM Taba Niglo exhorted all concerned to avail the services and requested Anganwadi Wrkers and Helpers to discharge their duty with dedication and responsibility. Lauding the department for organizing program for the benefit of the villagers, he assured his all possible help, if sought for.

Jollang and Daath GPMs Kholie Tara and Tayeng Nani also attended the program among others.


Health camp at Dadam

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A Health camp was conducted at remote area of Dadam village of Khonsa under Tirap district by a team of doctor led by Dr N.Borang DRCHO Khonsa under the guidance of the DMO, Tirap.

The team of doctors treated more than 150 patients and mass de-worming of more than 250 school children were done besides ante-natal check-up and immunization. IEC activities on institutional delivery and maternal and child health were carried out.

The camp was inaugurated by Tirap BCCI president Wangchu  Lowang. He also distributed gifts and incentives to mothers and pregnant women and encouraged them to take active participation in social activity and health care system.


Hanning lauded

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Parliamentary Secretary (Environment & Forests) Chow Tewa Mein today visited RK Mission Hospital and inquired about the condition of Tajar Hanning, who received grievous injury, when tigress ‘Nang’ of Itanagar Zoo attacked him.

While wishing for early recovery of Hanning, the Parliamentary Secretary highly appreciated the courage and dedication shown by him in tracking and rescuing the tigress, which escaped the zoo two day earlier.  

It is pertaining to mention that tigress 'Nang' jumped out from its enclosure at Itanagar zoo and attacked three numbers of animal attendants, who tried to catch her. Two of the injured attendants were already released from the hospital.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Range Forest Officers’ Association (APRFOA) appreciated Raya Flago, RFO for recapturing the escaped tigress and arresting two suspected poachers from the tiger land of the Biological Park Itanagar.

APRFOA also prayed for early recovery of injured Zoo staff during the recapturing operation of the escaped tigress.


Mithun vaccinated

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Over 100 Mithuns were vaccinated for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and HS and Black Quarter by a team of vets led by Veterinary Officer Bamang Raja at Dui village in Palin yesterday.

The veterinary officer Raja praised the panchayat leaders and villagers for taking initiative for vaccination of their animals. He sought the cooperation of the villagers in yearly departmental vaccination of animals against the disease like FMD. He suggested the villagers to vaccinate the animals twice in a year before monsoon and after monsoon as regular vaccination is the preventive measure for diseases like FMD in Mithun.


Loffa advised students to concentrate on study

Itanagar, Nov 16: Tani Loffa, MLA-cum-Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Forest Cooperation Limited has advised the students to concentrate on study as their prime duty and at the same time, he asked them to maintain discipline in order to be successful in life. He was speaking at the inaugural function of the cultural nite  being organized to mark the 33rd College Day Celebration at Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar. He also assured to look into the grievances put forward by the Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt. College.

All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) President, Sikka Gapak, insisted on quality education rather than opting for quantity. He urged the Govt. to take steps to improve the education scenario of the State. DIPR


National Award to East Siang farmers

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Two farmers of East Siang district were awarded Jamsetji Tata National Virtual Award last month by MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.

Roman Milli of Namsing village was awarded the prestigious award for modification of bicycle to a winnowing fan used for cleaning paddy, mustard and buckweed etc while Orin Libang of Ngorlung village awarded for application of information communication technology (ICT) in agriculture under project e-arik and e-kiosh of College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat. The Dr MS Swaninathan, globally known as Father of Green Revolution in Indian, presented the awards.

Altogether 119 innovative farmers from all over the country were awarded.


Attack condemned

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Condemning the repeated attack on press persons and media houses in the state Mascot Network Society today demanded adequate security measures for media. However, it appreciated the Capital police for arresting one of the persons involved in Echo of Arunachal office attack case.


Wildlife meat seized

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: District level monitoring committee and forest personnel jointly conducted surprise checking against selling of wildlife raw meat in and around Daporijo Township on November 5 last.

During their checking the officials seized a gunny bag containing a flying squirrel and a wild cat from a passenger vehicle No AR 06-2361 which was on its way from Siga-Sera to Daporijo.

Later, the officials disposed off the seized material but no any arrest was made as neither the passenger nor the driver claimed the seized materials.

Meanwhile, DFO, Ex-officio member wildlife warden Daporijo appealed to the public to preserve and conserve wildlife for national interest.

The officer further warned that if anyone found hunting of wildlife and selling of raw meat and articles shall be booked under wild life protection Act.


APFA coaching camp cum Talent Hunt program

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) has conducted a coaching camp cum Talent Hunt program under NEC’s “Nurturing of Youth Excellence in Sports in Arunachal Pradesh,” at Nari in East Siang district from October 22 to November 3 last. The camp was attended by 120 players (both boys and girls).

APFA is conducting the same program for Girls’ at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from November 24 to December 3 next. NIS trained coach Kipa Bharat would conduct the camp. Interested woman football players are advised to contact the coach, according to an APFA release.


Semester exams

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Semester Examination 2012 for MA/M.Sc/MBA/M.Tech/B.Ed/M.Phil/Ph.D of Rajiv Gandhi University will be held from December 1 to 21, according to a University release.


CoSAAP team calls on CM

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: An 11-member team of CoSAAP Executive Body led by its Secretary General Pate Marik today called on the Chief Minister in his Office Chamber and discussed various genuine grievances of the State Govt. employees, including the demand for enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years, grant of pending Adhoc bonus for Non-gazetted employees, transport allowance, house rent allowance, children education allowance, LTC as per All India norms, Grant of medical reimbursement with fixed amount of Rs.1000 per month, which are pending for decision since long time.

Meanwhile, CoSAAP claimed that the Chief Minister has assured to direct the Chief Secretary and Departments concerned to examine each point and submit proposals for Govt. decisions. He has further assured Govt. will consider the demands after examining the genuineness of the cases.

It further informed that the Chief Minister appealed to the State Govt. Employees to inculcate sense of hard work, punctuality and discipline to improve the work culture for better governance since the Govt. employees are the backbone of the Govt. to render best possible services to the needy people.

Other demands of CoSAAP included restoration of Lateral Entry system in the APCS (Entry Grade) as per original system i.e. pre-revised pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 per month, Special Winter Allowance in high altitude areas, Creation of Administrative Officer posts and more Head Assistant posts in the District Administrations and other supporting posts while upgrading existing Administrative Headquarters, Discontinuation of New Pension Scheme, removal of all Pay Anomaly cases of State Govt. employees with inclusion of CoSAAP Representative (President/Secretary General) as one of the Members in the High Level Standing Committee, Release of 7% DA in cash w.e.f. 01st July, 2012, protection of Govt. employees from frequent attack by the public, etc.


Awareness campaign on agriculture allied activities held

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A one-day awareness campaign on agriculture allied activities was jointly organized by State Bank of India Raga Branch and  NABARD Lower Subansiri District and Raga Farmers’ Club on 5th November. Many farmers and public leaders of various villages and officials from SBI Raga branch took part in the programme. Raga Farmer Club Chairman Erin Docha highlighted the problems of farmers like financial constraints and lack of knowledge of commercial farming. S Chanda Chief Manager Lead Bank SBI Ziro and Togu Mugli Block Development Officer Raga Block also spoke on the occasion.


Primary school inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The government primary school Gaga, under Nyapin circle was inaugurated by Zilla Parishad Chairperson Tarh Talo in presence of DDSE Tai Tach and DPC-SSA Biri Tach on November 14 last.

Addressing the gathering, Talo assured to look into the demands particularly for construction of school boundary wall and extension of classrooms. He handed over a sum of Rs 50,000 to the organizing committee as a token of appreciation.

Tai and Biri also assured to extend all possible help and appealed to all the dignitaries present on the occasion to look into the various problems of the school and take up necessary action for the welfare of students and school.

Earlier, ASM cum chairperson school management committee T Yapey in a memorandum to ZP Chairperson and DDSE demanded construction of school compound boundary wall, extension of classrooms from present three rooms to five rooms, construction of bachelor quarters for teachers and headmaster quarter.






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


Know the facts before going out for dharna

Dear Editor,

The Galo Students’ Organization (GSU) staged a dharna Friday in front of the CM’s bungalow with demands for creation of Lower Siang district, up-gradation of district hospital at Aalo to General Hospital, infrastructure development of DPGC Kamki etc.

It is reliably learnt that the GoAP has already initiated steps on issues raised by the GSU for early redressal and immediate action. I would like to put forth some facts about the GSU demands.

As per available official records, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has repeatedly assured to create the Lower Siang district in his tenure.

It is a fact that the Longding district was created during the tenure of then Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin. Both files for creation of two new districts - Lower Siang and Longding were placed before the house. While Longding district was approved but decision on creation of Lower Siang district was kept in abeyance.

Where were GSU and GWS at that time? Why they didn’t raise any objection or protest like today? Who is masterminding such dharna? Is it being organized on behalf of some vested persons ? It is best known to those who are behind it?

Did they (GSU) ever adopt a resolution in their last conference at Telam? Or did they ever meet or submit any memorandum to the GoAP on these issues? If the GSU has not adopted any resolution or submit representation to the present GoAP, how could they give ultimatum to GoAP and stage a dharna? Would it not amount to misuse the organization and mislead the youths?

It is further learnt that the GoAP has already sanctioned Rs 60 lakh for construction of an auditorium with additional Rs 40 lakh for construction of type-III quarters from education department. Under major works project Rs 80.71 lakh has been sanctioned for infrastructure of DPGC Kamki under TFC whereas DNGC Itanagar got only Rs 36.20 lakh from same project.

Therefore, the question of step-motherly treatment of the GoAP to DPGC Kamki does not arise. Such misleading views should not be given in the name of any community.

It is a fact that the GoAP has been positive in many cases, like up-gradation of district hospital to General Hospital, revival of Nigmoi fruit processing unit and Pakarijo-Gogamukh NEC road under process. Moreover, many developments activities for Galo inhibited areas were discussed during the last meeting between the representatives of the GWS with the CM at CM bungalow.

Now it is up to the society, students’ organization and elected legislators to avail the generosity of present CM.

Therefore, I don’t find any valid reason for serving ultimatum to the GoAP and holding a dhama on Nov 16. I would suggest the students’ organization not to repeat such mistakes in future without winning the confidence of the entire students’ community as well as society before taking up any democratic movement on the ground that dharna or protest is a constitutional rights.


Domin Loya,

Former chief adviser, GSU




A slap on the face of humanity

Dear Editor,

It is a very unfortunate incident that young and energetic 2012 batch APCS cadre Gyamar Amte, Koloriang CO,  who agreed to work for the society even after facing all odds in far flung district -- Kurung Kumey and tried to make home away from home, had been severely physically assaulted by some miscreants at Inspection Bungalow, Koloriang recently. It is unfortunate from my side to ask the dwellers of Kurung Kumey district that, is it the way to welcome the young, and energetic officer in Kurung Kumey district who came to serve your people in particular and state as a whole. I also welcome lavish condemnation from all sections of the society but it is not known yet as to why NES and ANSU are  still silent on the issue. I would like to urge the NES and ANSU to come forward and act to provide justice to the victim by pressuring state government for immediate arrest of the culprits and to give them stringent punishment. I would also like to urge the state government, particularly the administration of Kurung Kumey district to form special investigation committee headed by not less than a rank of SP so as to unearth the mystery and solve the case at the earliest. I would also like to request our state government to provide sufficient relief and arrange for a high quality treatment to the victim.

This is a direct example of a clean slap on the face of democracy and humanity. This can be termed as the most barbaric act in a modern world. This is not a sign of civilized society, and of course, not the legacy our forefathers in a democratic country have hoped for. Therefore, it is in the interest of every one of us, irrespective of religion, region, caste, tribe and gender, to build and nurture a society with such system which can efficiently deliver welfare services that is predictable, valid and reliable. This will act as a perpetual insurance for secured future not only for us but for our siblings too.


Tad Tana

Senior NCP leader

Arunachal Pradesh State NCP Unit

National Press Day celebrated

• Educate people on role of media: APC  

• Accept the challenges: Tuki

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The National Press Day was celebrated with sombre mood at Banquet Hall here today. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Padmashree Mamang Dai,  Secretary IPR Indra Mallo Jain and  large number of press persons, students and common citizens joined together for the celebration.

Setting the tone for the day, the president of Arunachal Press Club (APC) Taba Ajum made an emotional appeal to the members present to educate their relatives, friends and  general people about the role of media.

“You are aware that this year has been a tough one for the Press fraternity of the state. The year witnessed repeated attack on media houses of the state capital besides intimidation and threats to the journalists.  Of them, the assassination attempt on The Arunachal Times Associate Editor and President of Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists Tongam Rina has deeply shocked the Press persons not here in Arunachal Pradesh alone but globally,” stated Ajum. He added, “In true sense, the Press fraternity is still striving hard to come out from the trauma caused by the incident. The wound is too deep to be healed easily. The recent attack on Echo of Arunachal office and its associate editor Tapan Das has once again created the hostile atmosphere under which the Press persons have to work.”

“Though we are facing problem on many fronts, I, on behalf of the entire Press fraternity, would like to assure the people of Arunachal that no matter how hard the elements may try, they can’t make us voiceless. I can confidently say that we will not be coerced or intimidated by elements hell-bent on influencing the Fourth pillar of democracy. I also assure that Press will remain the voice for voiceless,” stated Ajum.

Expressing happiness over the ever-growing media fraternity in the state despite various hurdles, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki revealed that he had a long association with the Press since the early days of his political career and knows how a Press as an institution works, suffers or blossoms.

Since the Arunachalee society is in a transition phase both socially and politically, the role of media in a sensitive border state like Arunachal Pradesh inhabited by numerous tribal communities still deep-rooted to their cultural mooring at a time when modernity is spreading fast with its scientific outlook is huge, he added. Accepting that in a multi-ethnic society like ours - burdened by political, economical and social maneuvers, it often gets difficult for the media to play its role as it should, he asked the media fraternity to stand up and accept the challenges that are sure to come by.

Quoting a common English saying that goes “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”, he said journalists are like soldiers and they must be tough and tough times should toughen them more. The CM  asked them to be more vigorous, energetic and determined.

“As Chief Minister of the state, I am with you. My earnest appeal to you all is that never think that the Government is not concerned about your welfare and safety. This is your government and you are all stakeholders like every citizen of the state,” he added.

He further asked the media to be the eyes and ears of the government and mirror the grievances of the people without any fear and favour and cautioned them against any unsubstantiated allegations, sensationalization and vulgarity. “As you are the eyes and ears of the Government, I look forward to your constructive criticisms, suggestions and solutions so that my commitment to deliver a common man’s government is fulfilled”, he  said.

Recalling her days as a journalist when they used to organize the National Press Day in R.K Mission hall, Padmashree Mamang Dai, an eminent writer herself said  its always been an uphill task for the media fraternity as it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Lauding their efforts, she said that despite the increasing attacks they are making a growing impact.

Let us see ourselves as part of a larger team where Press is one of the pillars and the Government is the other pillar, said Indra Mallo Jain, Secy IPR and asked both to maintain a healthy working relationship. The resistant that you face is an indirect assessment that you are making an impact, it shows that your voice counts, she added.



Tongam Rina shooting case

Media urges GoAP to clarify

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and the Arunachal Press Club (APC) have called upon the state government to clarify the status of July 15 Tongam Rina shooting case.

There are contradictory reports from different quarters in this regard. While some sources claimed that the CBI has declined to accept the case, there was no intimation to this effect to both the Press bodies, including from IGP Sanjay Baniwal, who had assured to inform about the status of the case.

During an hour-long discussion with the editors, publishers and representatives of both bodies on November 10 last the IGP had however clarified that the process of taking over the case by CBI is lengthy.

When contacted today, the IGP informed that “We are yet to receive any official communiqué in this regard and on receipt of same it would be made known.”

Capital SP Surender Kumar also conveyed the same message.

The confusing situation is creating lot of misgiving, and therefore the APUWJ and the APC exhorted the state government to issue clarification immediately.  



Freedom of expression chained in Arunachal Pradesh’

ITANAGAR, Nov 16:  After a hot debate by equally forceful speakers and opponents, the audience through voice voted the motion - Freedom of expression chained in Arunachal Pradesh, with few opponents raising hands by silently supporting it.

Speaker Jarjum Ete, a prominent social activist, rounded up the debate at the Press Day celebration by highlighting the social milieu of the ethnic-rich state caught in the socio-economic and political compulsions that had chained the freedom of expression of the people.

Till adequate awareness about the rights enshrined in the Constitution among the masses, thinking of freedom of expression would remain next to impossible what to talk of media the medium of people’s expression, she reasoned. Media being controlled by corporate bodies, state players and forceful group is an established fact today like that of yellow journalism and Arunachal Pradesh is no exception, she rued, adding that still there was hope for a better tomorrow if the society come together to speak univocally to create an environment for freedom of expression.  

While Saurav Mitra and Debananda Medak, both of RGU, were adjudged Best Debater and the runner-up to win the Chief Minister’s running shield and trophy respectively besides citation and cash award each, RGU was chosen as the best debater team and NERIST the runner-up.

“Media is not a glamorous profession,” opined senior journalist Taro Chatung while his colleague Pradeep Kumar said: “A society gets a media it deserves”.

“Don’t paint a gloomy picture of state media to discourage the aspiring journalists”, said advocate Pritam Taffo. Senior journalist Ravindran supported him saying: “The attacks were by anti-socials and we would continue to work for the society”.



Bablu Nath, T Shanti felicitated

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The National Press Day celebration today turned emotional when Motin Nath, father of late Bablu Nath received achievers award on behalf of his late son. Bablu Nath died while trying to save life of students of VKV Sunpura near Tezu during flood on September 20 this year.

Motin Nath while receiving award from Chief Minister Nabam Tuki broke down and many other inside banquet hall were reduced to tears seeing the pain of a father.

“I had many big dreams for him but died even before those dream became reality. It’s hard to accept that he is no longer with us but am hopeful that his act will unite people of Arunachal Pradesh. I am grateful to APC and APUWJ for recognizing sacrifice of poor people like us,” said Motin Nath while talking to this journalist on the sideline of the event.

The Arunachal Press Club and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists have felicitated and awarded late Bablu Nath posthumously  and noted social activist Tailyang Shanti as part of the national press day celebration. They were felicitated for being messengers of bravery and love. Tailyang Shanti runs Mothers Home- a shelter for destitute at Ziro. Recently she had started another home for destitute woman at Lekhi village, Naharlagun.

“I would also like to congratulate the achievers, who have been chosen by the press fraternity for felicitation today. Though I know it’s a great loss for the parents and family members of Late Bablu Nath, his supreme sacrifice while helping flood victims at Sunpura in Lohit district will always be remembered by the people of Arunachal Pradesh,” said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

He further said “Tailyang Shanti, the Mother of Mother’s Home, is a living embodiment of love, compassion and humanity. I salute her for her dedicated commitment to give home to the homeless and love and care to those discarded by the society.”



JNV students, staff assaulted

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Nov 16:  In a bizarre incident, a group of youths allegedly beaten up the students and staff of Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya at Dong village near Daporijo yesterday.

The miscreants entered into the hostel premise of the school without prior permission and started to assault the students and staff mercilessly, police said.

An FIR was lodged with Daporijo police station against the culprits involved in the attack. Police swung into full action to nab the culprits.

The school authority informed that, the miscreants entered into the hostel premise at around 6.30 pm and brutally beaten up the students inflicting grievous injuries.

Meanwhile, the parents of the students rushed to the school campus. They urged the police and district authority to apprehend the culprits and award them exemplary punishment as per law.

According to the source, all the culprits came from other side of the Subansiri river and entered into the school campus to commit the offence.

JNV Secondary School at Dong village is one of oldest schools of Upper Subansiri District which was initially located at Lepajaring village near Menga Mandir Daporijo under Taliha circle since last many years.

Owing to certain reasons the school was later shifted to Dong village in the river bank of Subansiri.



Govt clarifies on delay in creation of Lower Siang district

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The creation of Lower Siang district is being delayed due to delay in finalization of the jurisdiction of the proposed new district as well as its headquarters.

“Despite several public hearings, consultations and review meetings, a decision with regard to jurisdiction of Lower Siang district and its headquarters has not arrived yet. The State Government is committed to give the green signal for formation of the new district once there is a permanent solution to the hurdles,” a govt statement clarified while responding to the dharna staged by Galo Students Union here today in protest against non-fulfillment of its various demands.

In regards to the demand for upgrading the District Hospital Aalo, it said that there are proposals for upgradation of district hospitals at Aalo, Bomdila and Namsai to General Hospitals. The Directorate of Health Services has initiated a proposal and invited the HSCC Company from New Delhi for survey of the said hospitals. The surveys were completed last year and the matter is being initiated officially, it informed.

It said that development of school infrastructure is state Govt’s top priority agenda. Under the RTE Act 2009, at least 30 schemes have been approved for development of school infrastructure in West Siang district alone during 2010-11 under One Time Grant Special Plan Assistance. There is also a proposal for construction of RTE Cell (office) in the district under SPA project during 2010-11 and Rs 508 lakh has been earmarked for implementation of these schemes, it said adding that the State Government has already fixed Rs 60 lakh for construction of an auditorium at Govt College, Kamki under SPA 2011-12. Budgetary support has been completed for it and Financial Concurrence is awaited as Director, Higher & Technical Education is out of the country on official tour. In addition another Rs 40 lakh for construction of Type-III quarters (block of four units) has been earmarked for the college. Under Minor Works Rs 3 lakh has also been earmarked for repairing of hostels and classrooms, while Rs 5 lakh for furniture and Rs 8 lakh for furniture for girls’ hostel have also been earmarked.  Under Major Works, projects for construction of a boundary wall for the girls’ hostel, construction of a drainage system and external electrification have been taken up with a total cost of Rs 80.71 lakh.

In regards to NEC Road from Paka Rijo to Gogamukh, it said that “Government has included this road in the final priority list of proposals under Transport and Communication Sector for the 12th Five Year Plan of the NEC and submitted for approval through letter No. PD(NEC)-2/2010, dated 18 March 2011.

“The State Government is trying its best to revive the now defunct Nigmoi Fruit Processing Unit through a private party. However, it was reported that the processed products from the unit when tested in the laboratory have been declared unfit for human consumption due to worn out and rusted machinery. To replace the machinery and re-instate the dilapidated infrastructure the required fund exceeds Rs 8 crores. At present the Government is contemplating to take back the unit from the private party and hand it over to local community based civil societies or SHGs to run the unit. A proposal in this regard is under process, it informed.

In regards to the demands for establishment of Sainik School in West Siang district, it said that since Sainik Schools are established and governed by the Army under the Defence Ministry there are several mandatory rules and regulations to follow. However, the State Government will go ahead with the process as and when the public donate the required land free of cost for the purpose.

Claiming that the Government is conscious of the needs of the people and the state, it appealed to the Galo Students’ Union (GSU) to first get the official status of the issues raised by them before going for agitations and dharnas which cause public inconvenience.

Declaring bandhs, launching agitations and staging dharnas will not serve any purpose but harass the Government and the citizens. The State Government is ready to discuss any matter related to public welfare, it added.



Training program on rational use of blood and blood products

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A training program on rational use of blood and blood products for the medical officers of entire district hospital of state, including RK Mission Hospital here was held in Naharlagun recently. The training organized by Blood Safety Division, AP State AIDS Control Society, mainly focused on judicious use of blood and blood products in blood transfusion in clinical practices.

The inaugural function was attended by Dr. Dani Duri, Project Director, APSACS; Dr. Riken Rina, Jt. Director (BSD), APSACS and Dr. Nabam Budh, Dy. Director, (Blood Safety), APSACS.

The training was imparted through informative PowerPoint slides followed by question-answer session. A team of resource persons from Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun and Blood Safety Division, APSACS facilitated the training.

Dr. Nabam Budh, Dy Director (Blood Safety), APSACS dwelt on Blood Science; Aoutologous Blood Transfusion & Alternatives to Blood Transfusion.

Dr. Keni Ete, Biochemist, Arunachal State Hospital threw light on the topic Blood Collection, Storage, Screening & TTIS.

Dr. P.Sona, SMO, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun spoke on rational use of blood (components and derivative) and adverse effects of blood transfusion and its management.

Dr. Jego Ori, MS (ENT), Arunachal State Hospital, gave an informative presentation on rational use of whole blood.

Ibom Ete, QM, APSACS threw light on the quality assurance of blood transfusion service.

All the resource persons advocated for use of blood C where it is clearly indicated to avoid unseen /delayed transfusion reaction  in the patients. They strongly advised present clinicians not to use single unit which would be easily corrected by blood substitutes like colloids and crystalloids.     

Surgeons, Physicians, Gynaecologists, Anesthetics and Pediatricians from from RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar; Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun and from District Hospitals attended the training.



Field Demonstration cum Plant Health Camp organized

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare in collaboration with NN Charitable Society (NNCS), Doimukh organized a field demonstration cum plant health camp at Laptap, Langper and adjoining villages of Sagalee sub division.

The two days program conducted under Tribal Development Fund Project (TDF) of NABARD aimed at imparting knowledge on Khasi mandarin orchard management.

The Subject Matter Specialist on Horticulture demonstrated on planting technique, orchard soil management, training and pruning of mandarin plant to facilitate proper plant growth for obtaining qualitative and quantitative production. He also emphasized on application of micro nutrients for healthy orchard and quality yield.

The Subject Matter Specialist on Plant Protection demonstrated on safe handling of pesticides during plant protection operations in the orchard. She also stressed on clean cultivation practices, regular monitoring of pests and diseases incidence, timely and judicious application of pesticides and lime to control the outbreak of major pest and diseases.

Program Coordinator of the KVK Dr. T. Heli spoke on importance of plant health for economic production and productivity.

Agri chemicals, lime and farm tools were distributed to the to the participating farmers of the area. Altogether, 100 beneficiaries of TDF project have benefited by this program.



Mithi urges students to excel


ROING, Nov 16: Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi has exhorted the students to use their energy and time positively for the betterment of self, the society, the state and the country as a whole. He was speaking during the closing ceremony of the week-long celebration Annual Sports and Games Meet of Divine Word School on the occasion of Children’s Day on November 14.

“One must be best in whatever they do, be it in sports, cultural activities or studies and must carry forward the values that one learn at home and school for the future,” Mithi said

Mithi shared to the children the life of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. “Nehru was a friend of children who used to call him as “Chacha Nehru”. Whereever he went he made friendship with children. He was a man with a great vision for our country.”

Mithi assured Rs 10 lakh for the construction of a multipurpose hall for the school.

Principal, Rev. Fr. Roy, in his address mentioned that whatever we do in our own little way is a real expression of our love and concern for the children. “Children, you are very precious and special, we the teaching faculty love you. We are proud of you for being innocent and congratulate you for accepting the timely corrections. May you be a shining example and our blessing is always up on you.”

Mithi along with Chiliko Meto, Zilla chairperson distributed medals and prizes to the winners of various sports and games events.  

Earlier, the celebration began with the lighting of lamp and garlanding the bust of Nehru by the MP followed by cultural programs by students and teachers.



National Jr Boys and Girls Teakwondo C’ship: Preparation almost complete

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: All preparations, including the construction of the huge metal tent for holding the 32nd National Junior Boys and Girls Taekwondo Championship at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun are almost completed.

The experts and workers were giving final touch to the giant temporary indoor hall, the first of its kind in the state.

Over 600 participants from 33 states and a central organisation are expected to take part in the Championship beginning from November 18, Arunachal Taekwondo Association President Kipa Kaha said.

So far, 505 players from 23 states have confirmed participation, he informed and added that 20 players from Arunachal Pradesh will participate in the championship.

While expressing gratitude to Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) for reposing faith on Arunachal Taekwondo Association in particular and the state as whole to shoulder the responsibility for hosting the mega sporting event, Kaha, also the Organizing Committee Chairman, said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh always feel proud to be an Indian. He appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh to show their traditional tribal hospitality towards the visiting guests from all over the country. He also urged all to come, enjoy the sport and cheer for the host team during the championship.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would attend the opening ceremony of the championship that will take place at 2.30 pm on November 18 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun. MP Takam Sanjoy would attend the Closing ceremony on November 21.

The competitions would be started from November 19 at 9 am.



DC inaugurates APST Bus Service from Aalo to Eyi Village

Aalo, Nov 16: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete attended Children’s Day celebration at Eyi Middle School on November 14 last.

The DC appreciated the land donors of the school and appealed them to keep land intact without any encroachment for future expansion of the school and asked the students to inculcate rich values of life to be good citizen.

A public memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner by Maryom Naso, ASM pertaining to extension of three classrooms, maintenance of hostel building and earth cutting works.

Attending the inauguration of APST bus service from Aalo to Eyi village, the DC said that the bus service will solve the communication problem of the people of the area. He cautioned the youths to refrain from indiscipline like roof riding, travelling in the bus without fare etc.

The DRDA Project Director Dege Ete also appealed to the people to utilize the bus service without giving any trouble to the department to ensure its continuity.

Station Superintendent Tuter Nima sought cooperation from all for smooth bus service. He appreciated the action committee for framing rules and regulations for smooth plying of the vehicle. Organizing Secretary Reli Ingo, GBs and PRI members also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO

Family planning and economic development

Increased access to family planning has proven to be a sound economic investment. One third of the growth of Asian economies is attributed to a demographic shift in which the number of income-generating adults became higher than those who depended on them for support. This shift, according to report - the State of World Population 2012, published by UNFPA, was a consequence of family planning and brought increased productivity, leading to economic development in the region.

The report finds that the costs of ignoring the right to family planning include poverty, exclusion, poor health and gender inequality. Failing to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and young people in Malawi, for example, contributed to high rates of unintended pregnancy and HIV. In the United States, the report showed that teenage motherhood reduces a girl’s chances of obtaining a high school diploma by up to 10 per cent.

Family planning delivers immeasurable rewards to women, families, and communities around the world. By enabling individuals to choose the number and spacing of their children, family planning has allowed women, and their children, to live healthier, longer lives.

The State of World Population 2012 says that governments, civil society, health providers and communities have the responsibility to protect the right to family planning for women across the spectrum, including those who are young or unmarried.

To ensure that every person’s right to family planning is realized, the report also calls on governments and leaders to take or reinforce a rights-based approach to family planning and secure an emphasis on family planning in the global sustainable development agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.