ITANAGAR, Nov.19: The Capital Complex bandh called by Arunachal Law Students’ Union
(ALSU) in protest against non-fulfillment of its various demanded would be effected
from 5 am on November 27.
It is regretted that the time of the bandh was mistakenly published as 5 pm instead
of 5 am in yesterday’s news item.
Religion key to reform the society: Sonam
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam said religion could be the key to reform the society,
specially derailed youths. He was addressing at the occasion of annual conference
Seppa Pastoral range at Ramgang School on 17th Nov 2013. Sonam further said such
religious plaftform should be used as public discourse to bring social change in
the society citing that Christianity has saved many of youths from harmful activities
such as alcoholism and drug abuse and other criminal activities.
Emphasizing that religious platform creates brotherhood among the people irrespective
of denominations, he said such bonding should be strongly maintained.
Nyishi Elite Society East Kameng Joint Secretary Parang Richo also attended the programme.
Indira’s birthday celebrated
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Along with the rest of the country, Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Committee (APCC) and Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) celebrated the 96th
birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as National Integration
Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today.
APCC vice president Padi Hinda led the party leaders and ministers, MLAs, Parliamentary
Secretary, office bearers of PCC and APCSD in paying floral tributes to the portraits
of the late prime minister.
Minister Newlai Tingkhatra, Parliamentary Secretaries JK Pangeng, Lokam Tassar, MLA
Techi Kaso, APCSD Chief Organizer Taki Taba, IMC Chief Councilor Higio Aruni were
present on the occasion.
Paying floral tribute to the late Prime Minister APCC Spokesman Vishal P Nabam recalled
the contributions of the Indira towards the nation. He said Indira stood for national
peace and communal harmony.
Arunachal Meen Mahotsav 2013
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: The Department of Fisheries is organizing the first ever Arunachal
‘Meen Mahotsav 2013’ as part of World Fisheries Day at Indira Gandhi Park here on
November 21 and 22.
Resource persons and scientists from Rajiv Gandhi University, Veterinary College,
Guwahati, CIFT, Kochi and others will give detailed presentation on various topics,
like status of fisheries, development of cold water fisheries in Arunachal Pradesh
and value chain project on pelagic and freshwater fisheries (NAIP-RHSSE) etc. during
the two days programme.
The programme is being supported by National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad
& Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA).
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Finance, Planning & PWD Minister Chowna Main and Chief
Secretary Dr. H K Palliwal will attend the inaugural programme. DIPR
Education minister’s attention drawn
on mushrooming of private schools
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) today rang up an
alarm bell to draw the attention of the education minister over mushrooming of private
schools in the district and Capital Complex.
In its letter the education minister, APPDSU demanded him to check whether those
private schools are following all the guidelines laid down by the education department
to run school.
The union further said that as per guidelines, there should be proper playgrounds,
library, sanitation and safety measures etc in private schools. The Union urged the
department to properly cross-check all the documents of private schools.
Lyricist, folklorist felicitated
AALO, Nov 19: Mijum Lona of Gaur Hill Aalo and Takir Jerang of Lorging village under
Jomlo-Mobuk Circle have been felicitated by the State Government with cash awards
and certificates for their outstanding contributions in the field of art and culture.
Lona is a renowned indigenous musician and lyrist with 126 Galo and Adi songs in
his credit. He has also compiled a book on Galo proverbs and written many books on
socio cultural aspects of the society.
Takir Jerang has composed many folksongs and folklores in Adi to promote Adi art
and culture. DIPRO
Regular EE demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO), in a representation,
has demanded the Commissioner, PWD to post a regular Executive Engineer (EE) at Sangram
PWD division in Kurung Kumey.
The organization claimed that the PWD division has been running without regular EE
since last three years which has created great problem and inconvenience to the contractors
and general public as well.
State BJP to contribute to ‘Statue of Unity’
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: State BJP Kisan Morcha has started the collection of iron-made
agricultural instruments from various parts of the district to send them to Gujarat
for building the “Statue of Unity” figuring iron man Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel.
The Morcha organized a programme at Maro village in Upper Subansiri district to collect
such old iron farming tools from the villagers.
The State Unit Kisan Morcha president Lumpak Paksok informed the villagers that their
most useful and precious farming iron metals will be part of the historic ‘Statue
The senior citizens and villagers happily and voluntarily contributed their old used
farming Iron tools and thanked Kisan Morcha of BJP for organizing such important
APCSOA threatens to launch movement
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: With just 10 days left until the deadline, Arunachal Pradesh Civil
Service Officers' Association (APCSOA) has decided to launch a series of democratic
movement as no written assurance has been received from the state government till
date to fulfill its five-point demands. The decision was taken in a meeting of the
association here yesterday.
NSCN (K) cadres nabbed
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Two NSCN (K) cadres identified as Aman Konyak (18) and Nahnga Ghangsa
(18) were nabbed by Longding police and Rajput Regiment of the Army from Longding
Longding SP Rajesh Kumar said, one pistol and a revolver along with live cartridge,
two mobile phones an extortion note and cash have been recovered from their possession.
According to Kumar, these cadres were involved in extortion activities in the area.
They have been arrested U/S 384/511 Ipc R/W 25(1A) and 27 of Arms Act.
Farm School inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The farm information advisory committee (FIAC) and block technology
team Doimukh established a Farm School at Gumto, Doimukh sponsored by Agriculture
Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Yupia, Papum Pare.
Inaugurating the Farm School, Doimukh ZPM Tana Yayo explained the importance of farm
school and urged the villagers to protect it. The ZPM distributed farming tools to
the farmers on the occasion.
The KVK Karsingsa conducted a training on winter crop for the farm women.
The Departmental officials explained in details about the Farm School and its importance
before the farmers present on the occasion.
Gumto ASM Tana Tarang also attended the inaugural programme.
NCP provides relief to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: A team from State Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) led by LK Yangfo,
vice president and in-charge of western parliament cum chairman disciplinary action
committee, provided relief materials, like blanket, bucket, utensils etc. with cash
amount to the fire victims of Fachang village in East Kameng district.
While distributing the relief items to the victims, the party appealed to the District
Administration to provide immediate relief, including financial assistance to the
victims for their quick rehabilitation. The party further urged the Chief Minister
to extend all help including financial assistance to the victims for treatment of
those who have received serious burnt injuries.
The team of NCP panchayat leaders, including an INC ASM, district and block NYC office
bearers along with 200 supporters have participated in the social service and construction
of houses for fire victims.
GPF demands action against trespassers
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Taking strong sentiments for the trespassing, destruction of properties
and illegal construction of a house inside the compound of P Potom, a senior citizen
of state, the Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) today served an ultimatum of three days
to the District Administration for action regarding the dismantling of the house
constructed illegally within the given period.
Exuding grave concern over the inaction and capability of the administration and
Police force as no action has been taken even after the elapse of two days, the GPF
reported that not a single arrest has been made against any of the 50 odd people
who had illegally trespassed and damaged properties worth few crores on Sunday last
with pre-planned hatchery.
Quami Ekta Week
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) Director Marki
Loya administered national integration pledge to the officers, officials and other
staff of the department on the occasion of birthday of former Prime Minister Indira
Gandhi here today.
November 19-25 is observed as ‘Quami Ekta Week’.
Speaking on the occasion, Loya highlighted the importance of observing Quami Ekta
Week to work with dedication to foster and reinforce the strength of public harmony
and national integration.
AESDSU visits fire victims, provides relief
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: A team of All East Siang District Students Union (AESDSU) today
visited the victims of yesterday’s fire mishap at Pasighat town and provided relief
materials to them.
Two government quarters were gutted near power house in the wee hours yesterday in
Pasighat rendering two families homeless.
Meanwhile, AESDSU appealed to the state government to fully equip the fire brigade
in Pasighat with fire-fighters and tenders to tackle such incidents. The union alleged
that fire brigade in Pasighat was ill-equipped and there was inadequate man power.
Meanwhile, the students union condemned the district authority for not appreciating
the boy, who risked his life to save life and properties during the incident.
The boy, namely Kaling Palon evacuated a woman, gas cylinders from the burning kitchen.
He has been admitted in General Hospital Pasighat with severe burn injuries.
Nyishi vernacular weekly Gumgu Rumru launched
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The media in Arunachal Pradesh today achieved another milestone
with the launch of a vernacular weekly newspaper, the third from the state.
Gumgu Rumru, the weekly in Nyishi language, was formally launched by Galo Welfare
Society president Emi Rumi in a function held at the premises of Arunachal Press
Club here this afternoon.
Earlier this year, Supung Puyu, an Apatani language weekly and The Arunachal Aung
an Adi weekly was launched.
After launching the vernacular weekly Rumi spoke how the initiative of publisher
Haa Tatu and editor Taring Mama will be beneficial in the growth of the state media.
“Gumgu Rumru would go a long way in the annals of state's media history”, Rumi said.
Expounding on the idea for starting the weekly, editor of the weekly Taring Mama
said he hopes to make the voice of the media stronger and ultimately help in the
preservation and promotion of the language.
Gumgu Rumru in most dialects of the Nyishi language refers to the period of day just
before sunrise when it is neither night nor morning and is considered auspicious.
Explaining the meaning of the weekly’s title, Mama said that it is at this time when
“the rooster gives it crow to wake up people and similarly Gumgu Rumru will also
try to awaken people’s minds.”
Admitting that this is just the first step in a long journey, Mama said that the
weekly tabloid format was adopted since there is still much streamlining of the language
which is required before launching a daily newspaper.
Referring to the differences in phonetics of spoken dialects in the five Nyishi-populated
districts of the state, the editor of the weekly said that hopefully with the launch
of the weekly, suggestions and contributions from readers will help usher in a standardized
form of the language.
Ppresent in the launching ceremony were Nyishi Elite Society general secretary Tarh
Tabin, NES secretary Yumlam Kaha, Arunachal Press Club president Chopa Cheda, Arunachal
Pradesh Union of Working Journalist president Azing Pertin and principal of Government
College, Doimukh Nabam Rikam, among others.
Capital Police cracks Bomjen Gapak murder case
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The City Police have arrested one Ramesh Taku in connection with
Bomjen Gapak murder case. Bomjen was gruesomely murdered by a group of youths on
the intervening night of May 26-27 this year.
According to Capital Complex Superintendent of Police (SP) Seju P Kuruvilla, the
alleged accused Ramesh (26) of East Kameng district presently residing at RWD colony
here has been arrested with help of CCTV footage after its proper examination.
According to the SP, Ramesh has admitted his direct involvement in the case along
with his five friends. He has also disclosed the facts and circumstances that had
led to murder of Bomjen, the SP said, adding that teams have been formed and raids
are being conducted to apprehend all the remaining culprits, who are on the run.
The footage of the CCTV camera located at Legi complex was analyzed and studied in
details with help of scientist of CFSL, Kolkata which provided the description of
the car used by the assailants. The same was also corroborated based on call data
record analysis of suspected persons, the SP added.
Meanwhile, congratulating the police team led by OC PS Itanagar T Bage, All Nyishi
Students’ Union (ANSU) has requested to make public the details of the case along
with the names of all other accused so that such incidents do not recur.
“Any individual or organization trying to interfere in any way with the proceeding
of this particular case will not be tolerated,” ANSU president Sikka Gapak warned.
He further said that ANSU will stand by the Capital Police.
Parents express gratitude
The parents of late Bomjen Gapak have expressed gratitude to the state government
and the Capital Police for apprehending the culprit(s) involved in the incident.
Tabom and Yama Gapak, the aggrieved parents said, “While we would like to express
our deepest gratitude to all concern, we would be only convinced after all the accused
are arrested and tried.”
“All the accused involved should be tried in fast track court to deliver justice
to our late son,” they said.
SIC struggling for survival
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The special investigation cell (SIC) which is investigating many
high profile corruption cases including the infamous PDS scandal is striving hard
for existence. Lack of proper infrastructure coupled with shortage of manpower is
becoming stumbling block in carrying out efficient investigation. In absence of
the office staffs, the officers themselves carry out all work including maintenance
The office of SIC is presently located at BN colony, Chimpu. Interestingly the office
has been setup in a type III quarter and is very congested. The office has no water,
computer and toilet facilities. It is basically a full-fledged police station and
cover corruption cases of entire Arunachal. There is no separate room for SP and
all the officers are working chaotically due to lack of space. The condition of SIC
office can be described as shocking and pathetic. Being the premier investigating
agency of state, at the moment SIC is investigating as many as 62 cases of corruption
which include 1000 crore PDS scam. Though in principle it has been handed the responsibility
of probing all cases under prevention of corruption act (PCA act) registered in any
parts of state, practically politician-bureaucrat nexus has crippled the functioning.
Majority of cases registered under SIC are against politicians, bureaucrats (IAS,
IPS, APPSC officers) and engineers who all yields immense power owing to wealth they
had amassed over the years. There is virtually no support from government to SIC
and it is becoming more of a symbolic organization. At present it is headed by an
SP and is supported by 2 deputy superintendent of police, 4 inspectors, 3 sub-inspectors
and 4 constables. Fourteen personnel’s to cover whole of state is just not enough.
Making situation worse, the SIC has not been provided vehicles. Many a times officers
are compelled to use their own personal cars for official purpose and also fund their
travelling expense. “People file case hoping that we will properly investigate corruption
cases and give justice to them. But look at the condition of our office. It’s in
horrible condition. Also, if an investigation officer has to travel to district from
where complaint has been received, how he/she can travel without vehicle and proper
security. Most of the cases under us are high profile ones and therefore there
is always threat to the life of all staffs,” shared an official of SIC.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice BP Katakey of Gauhati High Court in a judgment related
to PDS scam on 29th August 2007 had clearly instructed that SIC should be provided
with adequate number of serviceable vehicle and proper office be established at Itanagar.
The successive state govt has failed to adhere to court order. Former SIC chief MS
Chouhan also did not initiated any step to boost sagging image of the agency. Chief
Secretary is the chief vigilance officer and he is followed by principal secretary,
secretary vigilance and under secretary vigilance. The under secretary vigilance
heads the administration part while SP SIC deals with investigation section. If SIC
is working in such pathetic condition, then how we can hope that accused involved
in multi-crore PDS scam will ever be punished for looting food meant for poor Arunachal.
This is a serious matter to ponder.
No mega dam on Siang river: SIFF
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The works of the three mega dams over Siang river—the Lower Siang
HEP (2700MW), Upper Siang stage-II HEP (3750MW) and Upper Siang stage-I HEP (6000MW)
has run into rough weather with Siang Indigenous Farmers’ Forum (SIFF) strongly opposing
them apprehending that the projects would submerge a large chunk of cultivable land,
besides jeopardizing their existence.
Opposing the projects, SIFF today submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki demanding immediate cancellation of the memorandum of agreement (MoA) signed
between the state government and North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO)
on May 28 last for execution of the 3,750 MW Siang Upper-II power project. Addressing
the media persons at Press Club here today afternoon, SIFF President Gemin Jiji said
that the state government has signed the MoA with the power developer without knowledge
of the people affected by the project.
He said, the length of the reservoir for the project was planned at 208.5 km, which
if breached, would have a devastating impact not only across the entire Siang belt
but in neighbouring Assam as well.
“If the dam breaks down, the affect will be devastating. Everything will be destroyed.
We don’t want to be refugees in our own land,” he said.
“We have already accepted many smaller dams/ hydels in our area which will provide
our electricity requirement sufficiently. So what is the need of the mega dams, when
the requirements can be fulfilled with the smaller ones? He questioned.
SIFF general secretary Tasik Pangkam, claimed the affected people have been deprived
of their democratic rights by not informing them about the proposed dam by Government
while signing the agreement. Highlighted the impact of mega dams, he said the dams,
if constructed, will devastate human lives and biodiversity by inundating forests
and agricultural land.
Vice president Moddo Patuk said, “We are not against development. We are not anti-dam
activists. We are only opposing those projects which will invite doomsday for the
indigenous people of the Siang belt," he said.
While referring to the devastating floods of 2000 at the Siang belt which left a
trail of destruction, said the extent of damage was massive when the rise of water
level during the floods was only 30 metres.
"One wonders what could be the scale of devastation if the three proposed dams breached,
the heights of which were planned at 145, 257 and 154 metres respectively," he said.
While threatening to launch an agitation if the state government failed to meet its
demands, the Forum was adamant on the view that no amount of compensation or mitigation
measures could replace the ancestral land of the indigenous tribal people of the
area. We will prevent the construction of the dams at any cost, they threatened.
The memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister said: “The Siang River is the life-line
of the people living in the Siang valley. But the proposed construction of dams will
inundate many villages and towns, and render the poor farmers landless. The Siang
valley is among the biodiversity hotspots of the world. Inundation of large tract
of land will destroy large number of rare species of flora and fauna which will cause
irreparable loss to the people and the nation.”
“The proponents and builders of large dams have historically failed to recognize
the myriad ways in which the tribal people use their land, forest and rivers and
how they depend on it for everything. The construction of the dams and following
its resultant impact on the environment will bring about severe climatic change in
the region, leading to global warming. No money can reverse such catastrophic impact
on the fragile eco-system of the region, rather huge deposits of minerals and forest
resources will be submerged, which will be of great loss to the people and the nation.”
“Construction of such mega dams is a direct attack on the environment and ecosystem
which may precipitate land slide and natural calamities, even to the extent of earthquakes,
putting the life and security of the peace-loving people of the valley in great danger.
This in turn may have an adverse impact on the demographic profile of the indigenous
people of the eastern part of the Himalayan region due to influx of large number
of Immigrant labour force needed to construct the dams. More so, such proposal is
against the interest of the indigenous people as declared by the UNO.”
“Further, this is also against the Nehruvian panchasheel which aims to protect the
rights on land and property of the indigenous people, by them. It is also a clear
violation of "The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition
of Forest Rights) Act, 2006" wherein the tribal people are given Rights to use forest,
forest products and other resources.”
“The entire Himalayan region is seismically very active. Studies indicate that enough
strains have accumulated to generate magnitude 8 or larger magnitude in the Himalayan
“Recently, National Disaster Management Authority has warned that more than eight
lakhs people will die, if an earth quake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs
in the seismically active Himalayan states from J & K to Arunachal Pradesh. Therefore,
construction of Mega Dams on Siang River will make the thing worst in the event of
an earth quake which cannot be prevented by man.”
CM announces ex-gratia to kin of fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov19: Shocked and sad over two different incidences of fire mishaps one
at Yadhi village (Hoj-II) of Dakte Hoj Panchayat under Toru circle of Papum Pare
district that claimed 3 precious lives of a family and other at Pasighat, Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki has announced ex-gratia to the kiths and kins of the deceased according
to the government norms. Terming the incident as most unfortunate, Tuki extended
his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members while praying for the eternal
peace of the departed souls.
He reiterated his appeal to the people of Arunachal Pradesh that with the arrival
of dry season, extra precaution must be taken to avoid such recurrence of the incidents.
“In the winters, there is every possibility of such fire mishaps which we have witnessed
several times in the past. We must take every possible precautions in order to avoid
such bizarre incidences”, CM appealed.
PDS item distribution system reviewed
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Kurung Kumey district level vigilance committee meeting today
reviewed the PDS items distribution system in the district.
The meeting chaired by Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Gejum Ete chalked out strategies
for smooth distribution of PDS food grains as well as to detect and stop pilferage,
black marketing and selling of rice at high rate in fair price shops.
The DC directed the department to keep strict vigil on movement and distribution
of PDS items and collect stock position report of FCI and PDS Nominees on daily and
weekly basis. He also asked the Carriage Contractor to cooperate with District Administration
cautioning that any irregularity, if found, will not be tolerated.
Beside vigilance committees, the president and secretary of Koloriang Citizen Rights,
All Kurung Kumey District Fair Price Shop and SKO Dealer’s Welfare Association and
FPS dealers of Koloriang attended the meeting and demanded establishment of FCI depot
for Kurung Kumey within the district and strict monitoring of PDS items in the district.
Todo Utd win Arunachal Football League
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Todo United FC became Arunachal Football League Champion after
they played out 2-2 draw with defending champion Bamang Taji FC in their last match
at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today. BTFC needed a win to defend their title.
It was TUFC which took the lead in 5th minutes through a superb header by Tagio Raja.
Stung by the early goal BTFC kept the pressure on TUFC and equalized (1-1) through
a free kick in 16th minute by Toko Poliam.
Needing just a draw to win the league, TUFC again took the lead in 56th minute through
goal from playmaker Ligang Bongo. But Tage Tath of BTFC scored in 74th minute to
level the score 2-2.
BTFC made an all out efforts to win the match. But it was too late as the referee
blew the long whistle announcing end of the match.
With this win TUFC have qualified for the 2nd division club competition.
While informing that no player of his team has received any caution from referee
throughout league. TUFC manager Taja Bunung said his team deserved win.
Tugung Neri SC will take on Capital Complex SC in the last match tomorrow.
CCSC needs a win and better goal difference to claim the second spot.
Currently, BTFC are at second place with 9 points from 6 matches and CCSC are at
third place with 6 points from 5 matches.
Painting competition held
NAHARLAGUN, Nov19: A state level painting competition on the theme “Care for water,
before it becomes rare” was conducted by Central Water Board, State unit office,
Naharlagun at conference hall of Itanagar Municipal Council at Naharlagun yesterday.
Aksnsha Dutta of Raama Krishna Sarda Mission Girls School, Khonsa, Rishita Nath of
KV No-1, Naharlagun and Tapir Degio of St. Xavier’s School, Palizi, Seppa bagged
the first, second and third prizes respectively. The first, second and third prize
winners were awarded cash prize of Rs 10,000, Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 500 respectively.
Ten participants were given consolation prizes of Rs.100 each.
Earlier, school level competitions were conducted among students of 6th, 7th and
8th standard in various schools of the state and 50 students were selected for the
state level competition.
The winners will represent the state in the national level painting competition to
be held in New Delhi.
Renowned artist S Bhattacharjee , who spoke on the occasion explained the importance
and necessity of water conservation. He mentioned that art is the true medium to
aware people about different social problem.
Professor, N Kar, Head of Geography Department, Rajiv Gandhi University lucidly described
the causes of water crisis and how it will affect the common people of the country.
He emphasized on the importance organizing such painting competition to create awareness
among the masses.
R K Kalita, Scientist and officer in charge, Central Ground Water Board, State unit
Office, GoI emphasized the need of water conservation in hilly state like Arunachal
Pradesh due to changing nature of global climate. DIPRO
Disaster management training for PRI members held
RUKSIN, Nov 19: Continuing its efforts to sensitize the people on disaster preparedness,
the District Disaster Management Cell of East Siang today organized a ‘Disaster Awareness
Meeting at Ruksin SDO’s conference hall.
The programme organized under National School Safety Programme (NSSP) for PRI members
was attended by the PRI members from Ruksin, Bilat and Sille-Oyan circles. The resource
persons in the day-long meeting elaborated about the safety trips on earthquake and
fire accident with power-point presentation.
Addressing the awareness meet, District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO) Gaden
Tsomu asked the PRI members to spread the knowledge on disaster preparedness among
the common villagers that they can be alerted to mitigate any disastrous situation.
She informed that the authority has already conducted such meeting at Pangin, Boleng,
Koyu-Kora areas of the district.
Explaining on the safety measures for earthquake and fire mishaps, District Adult
Education Officer, J Yirang urged the people to follow the rules in order to save
their valuable lives during disaster. He taught the participants on the preventive
measures of fire mishaps, suggested them to use improved ‘chulla’ in kitchen.
“A prepared society is a safe society”, he avowed.
Ruksin Anchal chairperson Aruni Jamoh also shared her experience of a lot of fire
accidents. According to her, one of the main causes of fire accidents is careless
handling of chulla.
A documentary film on 1950 Assam earthquake and flood was also screened on the occasion.
The authority is organizing such programme for the women members of Adi Bane Kebang(ABK)
at Pasighat tomorrow.
Among other, senior teacher Biren Dutta, N Lhamu and department Field officer Obang
Apum also spoke on various safety trips on natural disasters.
IMC holds urgent meeting
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) held an urgent meeting under
the Chairmanship of Chief Councillor in her office chamber yesterday.
The meeting attended by the members of empowered standing committee discussed on
various points related to functioning of Itanagar Municipal Council.
All the in-charge Empowered Standing Committee on various subjects assigned out of
the subject matter transfer by the State Government resolved to examine and sort
out the points for implementation in the interest of capital dwellers.
The concern ESC Member in-charge of the subject allocated will submit their action
taken, study the viable and feasibility report within a week for further discussion
by the Committee. The members expressed hope that concern departments authority shall
hand over power of 8 subject transferred by state govt to Itanagar Municipal Council.
In the meeting a letter received from Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, Itanagar
was discussed regarding conduct of special sanitation drive addressed to IMC for
immediate action to clean, systematized, lifting the garbage, clean the bushes of
both side of the road and sectors for security reason and submit report to him in
compliance of his letter.
The Empowered Standing Committee Member appreciated the proposal and decided to co-operate
and participate if Deputy Commissioner being Chairman of DUDA provide required infrastructure
like man power and machineries.
Essay and drawing competitions
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Department of PHE & WS Division, Namsai yesterday distributed
prizes to the winners of essay and drawing competitions on the theme “Sanitation
and Hygiene practices for healthy environment” conducted among the students of class
I to class X at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu to mark the Children’s Day celebration.
The children were grouped into four categories keeping in mind their age and capability.
The topics given for drawing competition were ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’, ‘Traditional
Toilets’, ‘Clean Surroundings’ and Drinking Water Source of your School’. Students
from class I-II, III-V, and VI-VII had drawn some thought provoking sketches which
proved that little impressionable minds are the right target groups through whom
the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan could be taken to every home in the country.
The topics for the essay competitions were ‘Relationship between Sanitation, Hygiene
and Health’, ‘Narrate on Good Sanitary Practices’ and Effects of Open Defecation’
in which students from secondary level participated.
The students have shown through their essays writing that the present generation
is well aware of the concepts of good hygiene and sanitary practices.
Speaking in the prize distribution ceremony, LK Srivastava, Assistant Engineer, PHE
& WS Sub-Division, Tezu spoke at length about how such awareness and sensitization
programs aimed at the young minds could help in education, execution and implementation
of flagship programs of the government.
Kaling Pao, District Consultant (HRD) and Dushamso Minin District Consultant (Water
and Sanitation) of Lohit District were also present.
Both the consultants in their brief speeches shared views and information with the
students and urged them to adopt healthy sanitary and hygienic practices.
Ravindra Devadiga, Principal of the Vidyalaya expressed gratitude for organizing
such awareness program in the school.
IGTMSU celebrates birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi
ZIRO, Nov 19: The Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University (IGTMSU),
Ziro today celebrated 96th birth anniversary of the then Prime Minister Lt. Indira
Gandhi here at University premises.
Attending celebration as the chief guest, local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary,
Padi Richo said that Lt. Indira Gandhi loved people of Ziro and continues to bless
them even after her death by giving a University to be set up in her name.
He suggested students of IGTMSU to be sincere in their study for bringing success
to their life and also asked them to set record for the University as the first batch
so that new comers follow their path.
While giving due importances on skill development in which even the drop out students
could undergo certificate courses so that they become self dependent after obtaining
the certificate from the University, he appreciated faculty members who hail from
different part of country.
Expressing the hardship he had faced in materializing the IGTMSU to be set up here
in Ziro, he visualized the scenario of Ziro had it been established 10 years back.
Earlier, DCC (I) president Kime Nime highlighted on the life history of Lt. Gandhi.
The day was also marked by colourful dances presented by the students of the University.
(Story contributed by Yachang Tacho)
Seppa to Nechipu road which was constructed in late 70s is the lifeline for the people
of East Kameng district and some part of West Kameng district like Thrizino circle.
This is the lone road which connects East Kameng from the rest of the world. This
road is lying abandoned since it was handed over to PWD, East Kameng from GREF. Owing
to lack of maintenance and carelessness of PWD department and two administration
of West Kameng and East Kameng common public are suffering. Sometimes the situation
get so worse that the patient which is referred from Seppa hospital to Itanagar or
Guwahati dies on the way because of pathetic road condition. The West Kameng district
administration is not taking much important about this road may be because this road
is not connect to the mainland of district as it covers only one circle but for East
Kameng it is the lifeline. Then why our district administration, PWD and MLAs of
East Kameng are silent today and not any taking any action to maintain this valuable
road. Are they waiting for public to gheroed them and take out the frustration. And
later they will blame public for destroying image of Seppa town. Our Hon’ble MLAs
should direct the district administration and PWD East Kameng district to initiate
step to maintain this valuable road. If there is case of jurisdiction issue then
the East Kameng administration should refer to their counterpart from West Kameng
and take necessary action. I want to know whether the district administration and
HMLAs have became careless because there is no more compensation money left or are
they waiting for the Arunachal Trans-Highway to complete?? Sorry if you are waiting
for Trans Highway then it will be too late because the compensation process of the
Trans-Highway is still to complete and also many case has been pending in East Kameng
district regarding the favouritism extended in distribution of land compensation
process. Adding salt to the wound, the big heavy vehicles of around 7 to 8 tons of
NEEPCO & Patel Engineering are plying regularly in this simple mountain road which
is designed for only light vehicles and limited for only two 2 tones. They leave
behind big pond and mountain between the roads which are endangering the light vehicles
of the common people. The district administration should check such kind of activity
and should take legal action against these private companies to restrict the heavy
vehicles which are damaging our simple road. So last but not the least we request
our HMLAs and district administration of East Kameng district to take urgent step
to maintain this road before it’s too late.
Water in a fuel tank
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to bring to the notice of
the concerned authorities that every year number of students gets enrolled for B.Sc
“FORESTRY” (which is strictly a 4 years professional course) in various institutes
like TNAU-Tamil Nadu, UAS-Karnataka, G.B Pant-Uttarakhand, UHF-Himachal, NU-Nagaland,
NERIST, CHF-A.P., etc. However, after the completion of degree programme, though
they are trained theoretically and practically for 4 years on every aspects of Forest
and its management, yet the concerned authority does not keep any provision under
the present recruitment rule for the job reservation for Forestry graduates in State
In NATIONAL FOREST POLICY, 1988, section 4, sub-section 11, it clearly states that
the professionals in forestry should be recruited to the INDIAN FOREST SERVICE and
STATE FOREST SERVICE, yet in the ACF Recruitment examination 2013, not a single person
from the Forestry Professionals was recruited. It would be unjust of the concerned
authority to absorb 100% non-forestry students in the State Forest Service who merely
would have some superficial knowledge on forest management even if they get trained
for one and a half year after recruitment as compared to forestry students. This
is a huge loss of human resource for the state as the state forest department is
being devoid of rightful candidates in the sense that forestry professionals already
undergo a 4 year programme to understand and perform the operations and services
in forest management in a professional manner.
The services in the Forest department can be best dealt by the Forestry professionals
(Forestry Students) have already been realized/recognized by many states like Himachal
Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, etc.
wherein Forestry graduates have been provided 60 to 100% seat reservations in State
It is, thus, a genuine appeal to the concerned authority that seat reservations in
the recruitment of the State Forest Services may be given careful considerations
for the Forestry professional graduates so that they are appropriately employed or
perhaps a day will come when one might realize that it’s a fuel tank filled up with
water and hence, both rendered useless.
Forest Research Institute
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Sign of healthy democracy
The war of words between Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and People’s
Party of Arunachal (PPA) over Vikash rally organized by ruling Congress party at
IG Park on 16th November is a new phenomena for Arunachal. For the state like ours
where voice of opposition has no virtual presence, this development give us ray of
hope. The opposition parties of state have always been heavily criticized for being
silent spectator and not raising the issues which concerns the people of state.
However there seems to be steady shift from this usual pattern. In recent days it
has been noticed that opposition parties like BJP, PPA NCP has been quite vocal in
voicing their opinion regarding various programmes and policies initiated by Congress
govt. This is a sign of healthy democracy. The opposition parties should keep an
eye on functioning of ruling government and should raise concern whenever govt adopts
wrong policy. But doing this, both opposition as well ruling parties should follow
ethics and don’t indulge in dirty politics.