ITANAGAR, Nov 23: 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
JJB disposes of 4 cases
YINGKIONG, Nov 23: The Juvenile Justice Board, Upper Siang District held its first
sitting on yesterday at DC’s Office premises and disposed of four cases out of five
Out of the five cases, four cases with six juveniles were heard and disposed of.
One case was not taken up for non-appearance of the juveniles in conflict with law.
The Juveniles found guilty of commission of the offence were sentenced under section
15 (C) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of Children) Act 2000 to perform
community work by cleaning the DC Office premises the whole day. Later, they were
released and discharged from the liabilities of the case.
All the parents of the juveniles were also advised to keep their child under proper
care and provide childhood care and encourage programme which will stimulate and
develop their physical and cognitive capacities.
Tapik Pertin, Principal Magistrate, JJB, Omiyang Boli, Member, JJB and Apang Jongkey,
Member, JJB attended the sitting. DIPRO.
DHS organizes Health Mela at Tirbin
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The District Health Society (DHS), West Siang, Aalo organized
a three days Health Mela at PHC Tirbin from November 21 to 23 under NRHM.
A total of 1393 patients were treated for various ailments while 30 children were
vaccinated. Out of the 135 blood samples collected for Rapid Diagnostic Test (RPD)
for Malaria, 132 are tested negative (positive nil). STI/RTI tests were also conducted
during the health mela.
The Mela was inaugurated by NRHM Mission Director Bidya Gadi. Parliamentary Secretaries
Gojen Gadi, Nido Pavitro attended the Health Mela. DIPRO
North Eastern Regional Consumers Convention
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Consumers Association, Upper Subansiri District
unit President Tade Duchok and vice president Adap Maling attended the recently held
North Eastern Regional Consumers Convention at Guwahati.
On the occasion, AAPCAUSDU president Tade Duchok apprised various problems being
faced by the consumers of Arunachal Pradesh like irregularities and improper supply
of PDS items, especially AAY, BPL and LPG, engagement of untrained laboratory technicians
and teachers, rapid growing of non banking financial company, oil adulteration and
needs of proper consumer awareness campaign.
BBYA demands police out-post at Bilat
RUKSIN, Nov 23: The Bilat Block Youth Association (BBYA) has demanded the state government
to establish a police post, sub post office and rural bank at Bilat circle headquarters
for the convenience of the common people living in greater Mirem-Bilat and Ledum
The association recently conducted a meeting at Bilat Community hall to discuss about
township development at Bilat circle headquarters. The meeting chaired by BBYA president
Tanik Pabin resolved to move the district administration for establishment of different
block level offices at Bilat besides a post office and a branch of rural bank. The
meeting, which was participated by the local political leaders and PRI members also
unanimously resolved to demand the authority for setting up a police out-post in
Bilat is the oldest circle headquarters in East Siang district. Located on a hilly
terrain at 45 km west of Pasighat, the area is enriched with natural flora and fauna.
The fertile soils of the hilly land also support growing of various agricultural
Locals said that large area government notified land at Bilat circle headquarters
is still lying unused.
The BBYA functionaries informed that their union is all set to move the Arunachal
government and the department of post under central government to place their demands.
Capital Police lauded
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The City Service Maxi Cab Association and All Itanagar Tata Mobile
Associations have lauded Capital Police for nabbing the culprits involved in the
attack on office of Echo of Arunachal. Further, the two organizations urged the authorities
not to grant bail to the attackers even after expiry of 14 days police remind.
‘Activate BSNL tower’
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh Vice President
Tomi Haider along with 25th Intellectual Youth of Baririjo area met General Manager
of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at his office recently and appealed him for
early activation of BSNL tower installed at Baririjo.
Meanwhile, the BSNL General Manager has assured to fulfill their demand within two
Quiz competition held
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: State Level Governor’s GK Quiz Trophy competition was conducted
at Govt Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar on November 15 last.
Altogether 14 teams from various districts participated in the competition.
Bitu Nangkar and Akshay Srivastava of DEM Govt. Hr. Sec. school, Pasighat won the
first prize while the Second and Third positions were won by students from Govt.
Hr. Sec. School, West Kameng and Lohit respectively.
Forum demands compensation
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Four Lane Affected People’s Forum of Chandranagar, in a memorandum,
has strongly demanded the Chief Minister for immediate disbursement of compensation
to the affected people.
It claimed that though the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner has already disbursed the
amount in September, 2012, the payment to four lane affected people from PHQ to 12km
towards Holongi under same package has been held up by the Capital Complex Deputy
Commissioner. The Forum threatened to launch indefinite democratic movement, if compensation
payments are not made immediately.
Training for highway engineers
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The two days training cum orientation program for Highway Engineers
concluded here today.
Engineers involved in construction of the dream Trans Arunachal Highway projects
from all over the state attended the program.
Ravi Prasad, Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways New Delhi elaborated
the various modern Highway construction techniques and methods as a resource person.
S Sumnyan, Superintending Engineer, Highway Zone gave stress on the use and understanding
of these ultra-modern technologies in construction of highways in Arunachal.
Bora Ete, Chief Engineer Highway Zone urged the engineers to implement the technologies
in field practically for best quality works. “Upgrading the knowledge of engineers
is the need of the hour and this kind of trainings is indispensible for delivering
quality work, added Ete
The training was also attended by the engineers and representatives of Construction
companies working on Trans Arunachal Highways.
Indigenous food and handficrafts festival
KHONSA, Nov 23: Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh inaugurated an indigenous food –cum- handficrafts
festival organized as a part of the Chalo Loku celebrations here today.
The SP said that such food and handicrafts festival help the local people to show-case
the indigenous food and handicrafts. He asked the participants to expose their products
outside the district or state as a whole.
There are altogether 19 stalls put up in the festival venue. Villagers from all areas
enthusiastically participated in the festival today. DIPRO
Fire guts 3 houses
ZIRO, Nov 23: In yet another devastating fire accident, a type-II SPT Govt quarter
and two kutcha houses were completely reduced to ashes along with properties last
night at 1am at Hilltop Colony, Hapoli. The cause of the fire is yet not known.
One Subu Nipa, owner of the kutcha house was injured during the rescue operation.
He has been admitted in hospital.
Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo and DSP John Pada rushed to the spot immediately at
midnight and took stock of the situation. Immediate relief of Rs.2700 each was given
to the victims. DIPRO
APPC celebrates National Pharmacy Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Arunachal Pradesh Pharmacy Council (APPC) in collaboration with
Arunachal Pradesh Registered Pharmacist Association observed the 51st National Pharmacy
Week by organizing seminar and a training on role of Pharmacist today.
On the occasion, the state’s first batch of pharmacists, successful candidate of
Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service (APCS), first B.Pharm, first M Pharm of the state
and the lone female member of Pharmacy Council India (PCI) nominated by State of
Arunachal Pradesh Banu Otem Dai and others were felicitated at Vivekananda Hall at
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital here.
The function was attended by Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitro, Special Secretary,
Health & Family Welfare Dr. Salini Sharma and Director of Health Service Dr. Kartik
Nishing and other senior officials of Directorate of Health Service (DHS).
The program was also attended by registered pharmacists both working and un-employed
from all districts of the state and members of Arunachal Pradesh Chemist and Druggist
131 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Ralo Rine murder case: Main accused arrested
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The main accused in Ralo Rine murder case was arrested by Yazali
“Sadiqul Islam, the main accused in murder of Rine was arrested from Nowgong, Assam
on November 20,” Yazali Police station OC SI Tapon Messar told. The accused Islam
has been brought to Yazali from Nowgong today. Police is seeking 14 days remand of
Another accused Jamal Hussain was arrested by Police on August 13.
Rine, “Ralo Rine, a class XII student of Govt Hr. Sec. School, was allegedly murdered
after rapping her on August 12. Meanwhile, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) commended
Lower Subansiri District Administration and members of Yazali police led by OC Messar
for the well done job in arresting the culprit involved in the murder of Ralo Rine.
ANSU demanded the authority for awarding exemplary punishment to the accused for
committing the heinous crime.
Govt assures better security; urges business community to re-open shutter
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Commissioner, Home Ramesh Negi has appealed to all the business
community and market welfare associations of Capital Complex to open their shops
without any fear as adequate security measures have been taken to ensure law and
order in the city.
“All possible security measures, including patrolling by the magistrates and police
officials, ‘Naka Bandi’ at crucial points, deployment of police personnel at crucial
market points, etc. are being arranged for inspiring confidence amongst the people,”
the Home Commissioner said in a meeting convened in the backdrop of closure of shops
and commercial establishments in the Capital Complex for last few days.
He warned the miscreants and anti-social elements giving threat to business community
to desist from such activities.
The District Administration appealed to the Market Welfare Associations and business
community to open their shops confidently and not to give any ears to rumor-mongering.
The District Administration also requested all to inform the Police and administration,
if somebody is found doing extortion or threatening of any kind.
During the meeting, the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner informed that the market
in Naharlagun, Banderdewa and Nirjuli are almost open. He also informed that due
to the efforts of the District Administration, Police and Market Welfare Associations,
the shop owners have started to open their shops and business establishments in Itanagar.
The SP (City) informed about the security deployment in the Capital Complex and assured
that all possible security measures would be taken to instill the sense of security
and confidence among people.
The meeting was attended among others by Secretary (Planning), Secretary (Finance),
Special Secretary (Home), Members of Market Welfare Associations etc.
PTI adds: The Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) today demanded
immediate deployment of security forces at strategic market areas here to ensure
congenial atmosphere for carrying out business.
In a memorandum to Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Gadam Ete, ACCI expressed concern
over the "deteriorating" law and order situation at the state capital where the trading
community "is facing loot, extortion and threats everyday."
ACCI alleged that local police had failed to protect traders and businessmen despite
repeated requests for security.
In view of the situation, traders had no alternative but to close their shops, the
Meanwhile, Ete appealed to ACCI, all the market welfare associations, all business
associations of Capital Complex, to carry out their business normally. He also appealed
not to spread rumors, which may create fear psychosis among the business community
as well as general public.
He informed that adequate security personnel are being deployed in all sensitive
areas to protect lives and properties of common men.
He further appealed to all people, NGOs, all community based organization as well
as student community to cooperate with the government in maintaining peace in the
Business as usual in capital as normalcy returns: DC
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Much to the relief of capital citizens, the shops in twin capital
of Itanagar and Naharlagun today opened after being closed for many days. There was
business as usual and citizens thronged market to buy grocery items. The capital
administration led by young IAS officer Sanjay Goel managed to convince traders to
open shop by deploying strong contingent of security forces in various parts of capital
Talking to this daily, DC Goel informed that 5 additional companies of CRPF and ITBP
have been deployed in addition to already existing forces. “Today all the shops remained
open in Itanagar and Naharlagun barring few. There is nothing to fear and I appeal
all traders to open their shop without any fear. If there is disturbance, police
should be immediately informed,” said Goel.
Section 144 Cr.PC imposed in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Nov 23: District Magistrate, East Siang, RK Mishra in an order has imposed
Section 144Cr.PC in Pasighat township areas in order to maintain peace and tranquility.
In the prohibitory order, the District Magistrate stated that no person shall convene,
join, organize or assemble in a group of four or more persons in the area within
400 m from the DC’s office, including Siang Guest House, Raneghat, Komlighat areas
covering 21 mile (Cremation ground), 2 miles, Gummin Nagar including Tourist Lodge,
Gandhi Chowk-Bazar area-Solung ground and entire stretch of NH 52 starting from Raneghat
to 2 miles. No public meeting, especially in the prohibited areas including Siang
Guest House, Circuit House etc shall be conducted without the prior approval of the
District Magistrate. All hotels shall invariably seek identification of person (s)
who comes to stay and shall notify the purpose of visit and if they are outsiders
then the local police may visit the hotels to verify the status on a daily basis.
The order further said that no person shall indulge in any activities which are likely
to disturb normal functioning of any business establishment, government establishment
and vehicular traffic within the prohibited areas.
“No person shall indulge in any activity, which may cause breach of public peace
and tranquility, in general including the publication of any material, pamphlet,
bill-board etc which may be found instrumental in causing the breach of peace and
tranquility in the township,” the order said. DIPRO
Nani Oniya of VKV Ziro brings laurel to state
ZIRO, Nov 23: “ Unless my parents and teachers supported me, I would not have achieved
this prestigious award”, said Nani Oniya the winner of 2nd National Level Exhibition
& Project Competitions, 2012 organized at New Delhi by Innovation in Science Pursuit
for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of
Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Nani Oniya, daughter of Nani Tatung and Nani
Yassey, a student of Class-X of VKV School, Ziro has brought laurels for the Ziro
in particular and state as a whole by winning in 2nd National Level Exhibition &
Project Competitions, 2012.
In honour of her achievements, the Ziro VKV school authority has organized a photo
session programme on Tuesday where Oniya shared her experience.
“In the year 2011, when I was in class IX, my class teacher informed me of the district
level exhibition competition particularly for those who stood first position in class-VIII
& Class-IX exam. As I have passed Class VIII in first position, I along with the
topper of class IX, who is now in class X, were selected for participating the district
level INSPIRE competition. Accordingly, under the guidance of our teachers, we were
participated the competition and stood topper and selected for state level competition,”
As state level was schedule during our school vacation, my mother accompanied me
to Itanagar for taking part in the competition. In state level too, the model presented
by me had impressed the judges. However I stood in 6th position. As per Govt. of
India instruction, the State level competitors of upto sixth ranks could participate
the national level INSPIRE competition. As such, I prepared for the national level.
Finally in the month of November this year, the national level competition was held
at New Delhi where I presented a model on ‘Balcony Composting’ with a theme: Science,
Society and Environment and with sub-theme ‘Agriculture’.
Impressed on my innovative model, the judges selected me as first for the Arunachal
Pradesh. Selection of the rank is awarded amongst the participants of a state but
not on national basis. Accordingly, I was awarded first prize for Arunachal Pradesh
in 2nd National Level Exhibition & Project Competitions-2012, she added.
After narrating details of her participations, she expressed her gratitude to principal
and teachers of VKV, Ziro and her parents for the valuable guidance and inspiration
which helped her to win the award. Overjoyed with the success of Oniya, Anand Kumar
Mishra, principal of the school said that they will produce more Onyia from his school
for bringing more laurels to school in near future. He wished that Oniya brings more
innovative for presenting in international level in future.
Later, while displaying the model presented by Oniya at New Delhi, Principal explained
in brief on importance of “Balcony composting”. Gardening is one of the hobbies
that bring you close to the nature or environment. Today the cities are growing fast
and space around us is decreasing. Though you are interested in gardening, you may
not have land to practice it. So, the Balcony Gardening with the help of composting
kitchen refuse in balcony may help you to practice.
4th State Level Chess Tournament begins
Saaya assures support to AAPCA
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya today assured All Arunachal
Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA) to extend all help from his side for promotion
and popularization of Chess in Arunachal Pradesh. Attending the inaugural function
of the 4th State Level Chess Championship at Nirjuli today, Saaya said that Chess
is a unique game that requires a cool head, regular practice, discipline, true sportsman
spirit, good mathematical and analytical ability, among others. Appreciating AAPCA’s
efforts for promoting and popularizing the sports in the state, Saaya said that he
would personally take up the various problems and demands of AAPCA with the Government.
Delivering few words of advice to the players, Saaya urged them to maintain sportsman
spirit throughout the tournament and play the game in a friendly manner.
Saaya announced to sponsor the first and second prizes of the tournament.
AAPCA president Niapung Konia said that the motto of his association was to give
an opportunity to the players of the state to play in national and international
level competitions besides promoting the game in the state. He said that Arunachal
has the potential to produce world class players. But lack of opportunity has simply
restricted them from progression. He appealed Saaya to apprise the Govt of various
problems of AAPCA. He informed that AAPCA has decided to bid for hosting the next
NE Chess Championship in Arunachal Pradesh.
Founder president of AAPCA and Assistant Conservator of Forest Dobin Doke highlighted
the progress of Chess in Arunachal Pradesh since its inception in 2007. He informed
that Arunachal has currently 13 International Rated Players.
Taliha ZPM Sushil Nalo also spoke on the occasion and gave emphasis on creating more
awareness on this game of 64 squares throughout the state.
Over 75 participants from eight districts, including Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri,
East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Kurung Kumey, Papum Pare, East Kameng and West Siang,
are participating in the tournament organized by AAPCA.
State Karatekas bring laurel to state
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Karatekas of Arunachal Wado Kai Karate Do Association have
brought laurels to the state by winning 13 (12 International) medals, including 7
gold, 2 Silver, 3 bronze and 1 National Gold in the 9th International Wado Kai Karate
Do Championship cum 15th All India Wado Kai Karate Do Championship, 2012 held at
Mumbai from November 14 to 18.
The players were accorded a rousing reception by the Karate administrators, including
AKA general secretary L Marik, All Arunachal Shoto Kan Karate Do Association President
Tai Hipik, AKA Vice President (WZ) Dr. Marli Ete, Arunachal Wado Kai Karate Do Association
Technical Director Mui Tasa, its general secretary Nanu Sangha, parents and well
wishers after they returned home early morning today.
All present on the occasion, highly appreciated the outstanding performance of the
The International medal winners are, Kambung Wangsa, Girls 16-17 years (Gold), Yania
Dugi, Sr. Women 55 kg (Gold), Kago Gyati, Boys 11 years (Bronze), Neta Menjo, Boys
14-15 years (Silver), Ngongchen Hodung, 14-15 years (Gold), Likha Lij, 16-17 years
(Gold), Tatu Nilling, Sr. Men 50 kg (Gold), Charu Tamo, Sr. Men 75kg (Gold), Tayar
Rana, Sr. Men 65kg (Gold), Tao Amit, Sr. Men 55kg (Bronze), Dari Lokam, Sr. Men 80kg
(Silver), Lindum Tama, Sr. Men 60kg (Bronze). Talung Nilling won a National Gold
medal in Boys 16-17 years category.
Dari Lokam and Tao Amit were the coach and manager of the team respectively. Besides
India, players from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the championships.
Eighteen players from Arunachal took part in the championships.
Aitty leads Vikings win over CCCC, Bhaskar keeps High Landers hope alive
SEPPA, Nov 23: Aitty Singhi took four wickets as Papu Vikings beat Capital Complex
Cricket Club (CCCC) by 7 wickets on the third day of 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Championship
Seppa here today morning.
Singhi was also the highest wickets taker of the 2nd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket
championship held in 2010-11.
“In cricket when batting does not click, it is the bowlers, who win matches, Singhi,
who was later declared man of the match, said. He registered himself one of the number
one contender for the highest wicket taker of this edition of the tournament.
Papu Vikings invited the CCCC to bat first after winning the toss and restricted
them to 117 runs in 20 overs claiming 7 wickets.
In reply, Viking reached the target of 118 in 11.5 overs losing three wickets. Imtaz
Rehman remained unbeaten on 61 runs. He struck seven sixes and 3 boundaries and faced
20 balls. Rehman was given cash prize of Rs1000 by engineer Krishna Dolo for hitting
half century. Subal Burman also added 32 runs to team’s total. He struck couple of
powerful sixes and three boundaries.
Sohail Hussain was lone player from Capital Complex Cricket Club, who got 40 runs
from 45 balls (2x6, 2x4). Botum Bagra added 37 runs after facing 44 balls with one
six and five boundaries.
Capital Complex suffered early blow, when the team lost the wicket of Skipper Kale
Cheda in the second ball of the opening over by Nasir Anshari.
In the afternoon match, Bhaskar Jyoti led the defending champion Pacha Highlanders
from the front to beat Lower Subansiri District Cricket Association (LSDCA) by 15
runs in a nail biting match.
Highlanders bundled out LSDCA in 19.4 overs. Bhaskar took 4 wickets conceding only
4 runs from 4 over. With the win, the defending champion kept its hope alive in the
tournament. Highlander lost its opening match to West Siang Cricket Club on Wednesday.
Bhaskar won the man of the match prize sponsored by junior engineer Krishna Dolo
LSDCA Skipper Neelam Obi was the first victim, who fell to Jyoti trap.
Sun Bikomia with his powerful knock off 32 runs in 18 balls (3X6. 2X4) added more
confidence to Highlander. Skipper Harang Flago also contributed 28 runs off 25 balls
with four boundaries. Anand Bagang also added 25 runs (3x6, and 1x4) in 14 balls,.
While chasing the modest target of 161 runs Rahul Das of LSDCA had almost turned
the table in favor of his team by smashing 35 runs from 15 balls with help of three
sixes and three fours. Joram Richo also struck three sixes and two fours in his 42
ball, 38 runs knock. Rakesh Kumar Sihag was only bowler from LSDCA to capture three
Swami Vivekananda’s birthday celebrated
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar (a branch centre of Rama
Krishna Math and Mission) in association with Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Naharlagun
celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as well as silver Jubilee
celebration of Vivekananda Study Circle at MahilaImdad Bhawan, Naharlagun.
Around 450 members including 206 students from various schools participated in the
The theme of the conclave was “Regional Tribal Culture Programme.”
Rev. Swami Vishwatmanandaji of Belur Math echoed in his speech that cultural tapestry
of Arunachal is rich and can compete in international level if it is properly explored
and strengthened. Vishwatmanandaji also said that youths of Arunachal Pradesh have
higher IQ as compared to their counterparts elsewhere; all they need is proper guidance.
Once they are given proper guidance they can realize their highest potential, he
Rev. Swamiji informed that as many as 20-25 students will be chosen from various
states of the North Eastern Region to participate in the main programme in Cherrapunji,
Meghalaya. Moji Riba, Director (CCRD) emphasized that in order to preserve one’s
own cultural heritage he/she should respect his/her own language. He also said that
the best way to preserve the culture is to use it and not to relegate it to post
on a museum. Dr. Joram Aniya Tana, Lecturer DNGC, Itanagar, who also spoke on the
occasion stressed for preservation of folk culture.
Jarjum Ete, alumina of R.K. Mission School, Along also advocated for preservation
of local language and discussed various issues related to culture.
Guest artists from Natesha Nrityashalla, Guwahati performed dance recital.
Advisor to CM on Political Affairs Tako Dabi and Forest Corporation Chairma Tani
Loffa attended the programme as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
Training on medicinal and aromatic plants conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: National Institute of Rural Development, North Eastern Regional
Centre (NIRD-NERC), Guwahati held an off campus Training Program on ‘Importance and
prospect of medicinal and aromatic plants in enhancing economic status of the tribal
people of Arunachal Pradesh at village community ground, Belo under Lower Subansiri
The two-day program was inaugurated by former ASM of Ambam village Likha Sera, who
highlighted the importance of medicinal and aromatic plants in Arunachal Pradesh
and its great potential in Ambam, Belo and its adjoining villages.
Dr. K.K Bhattacharjee and Ratul Arya Baishya were the Course Directors of this training
Dr. KK Bhattacharjee, while briefing the main agenda said that the tribal people
of Arunachal Pradesh had been practicing herbal medicines since long. He lauded the
NIRD Director Dr. B Singh and training coordinator Dr. SK Dutta for their continuous
support and interest for the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Ratul Arya Baishya, Research Investigator, MAP project, NIRD-NERC, emphasized the
importance of highly valued MAP species of the region and Arunachal Pradesh in particular.
He emphasized entrepreneurship development program on medicinal and aromatic plants.
BN Sarma, Finance and Account’s Officer of NIRD emphasized on developing micro enterprises
on Medicinal and Aromatic plants and its importance in this district for economic
benefit of the farmers.
Present ASM of Belo village emphasized on taking up medicinal and aromatic plants
cultivation as the state was very rich in biological diversity.
The program sponsored by NEC, Shillong was attended by 44 participants from Belo
and Ambam villages.
Jagaddhtri Puja celebrated in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Nov 23: Jagaddhatri Puja was celebrated by Bengali community with pomp
and gaiety at Anandamoyee Kalibari, Pasighat.
It is an event of epic grandeur and splendor of Hindus, celebrated on the 9th lunar
day of the light fortnight of Karthika (November). Devi Jagadhatri is a pleasant
form of Goddess Durga and symbolizes ‘Sattva Guna’.
The devotees from various corners of the town thronged the puja pandal and offered
puja and prayed for the well-being of their family members, relatives and friends
and overall prosperity of Pasighat.
Among prominent personalities, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, DC Rajesh Kr. Mishra,
ADC Nidhi Srivastava offered puja on the occasion.
While greeting the people on the occasion, Siram said “Keep the ties that bind us”.
The season of celebration is here with its luxuriant hues. All the festivals celebrated
at Pasighat characterize the spirit of togetherness giving air a festivity touch,
beside spreading message of unity, integrity and brotherhood in the society, he added.
DC Mishra said every season brings along new festival and bounties of the rich traditions.
He congratulated the organizers for successful celebration.
Organizing president Dr. S Bhattacharjee, Senior Medical Officer said, “It is not
only a grand Bengali festival but a celebration of our culture, customs and age-old
tradition. It is regarded as the most significant socio-cultural event for which
we keep waiting the whole year to catch up our friends and relatives.
Ever since the election process of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) started,
the traders of capital complex shut down their shops because of extortion done in
the name of apex student body. This kind of incident has never been witnessed before
and therefore the event traumatized the peace loving citizen of capital. The apex
student body clarified that their members were not involved in any kind of extortion
activities and blamed it on anti-social elements for spoiling the name of AAPSU.
Whatever AAPSU stated holds some truth. These days capital complex is flooded with
many unemployed youth who are ready to commit any kind of criminal acts even for
meager amount of money. To make matter worse, the capital police have failed to control
law and order. There is no fear for law as police has not been able to deal effectively
with these goons. If the present trend continues in days to come every citizen will
take law in their own hand. The policing need to get tough and criminals have to
be strongly punished so that people fear to commit any criminal act. The rein of
capital complex is under the hand of two young IAS and IPS officers namely Sanjay
Goel and Surender Kumar. The duo in their short stint has done some commendable job
and hopefully they will do much better job in days to come.