Arunachal’s tourism potentials showcased in London
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: A team of officials from Tourism Department led by Mama Natung,
Parliament Secretary (Tourism) representing Arunachal Pradesh, is attending the 35th
World Tourism Market (WTM) being held at London from November 3 to 6.
The main objective of participating in the WTM is to promote the rich tourism potential
of the state.
Many curious people fond of travelling visited the Indian pavilion and had shown
their keen interest on the uniqueness and rich tourism potentials of Arunachal Pradesh.
The event is being supported by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India to showcase the
tourism potential of the state in the incredible India pavilion. WTM is a leading
global event for the travel industry being participated by more than 180 countries
It provides a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network,
negotiate and explore opportunity in tourism sector.
‘Siang organic initiative for skill development & livelihood’ prog for SHGs
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: The five-month long tea field work programme for self-help groups
(SHGs) under "Siang Organic Initiative for Skill Development and Livelihood" concluded
at Deki Tea Estate, Upper Siang district on Oct 30 last. Altogether 82 members from
various SHGs took part in the first batch of the training programme.
Addressing the valedictory function, District Agriculture Officer Ote Darin said
such programme will create significant and positive impact on skill development and
livelihood. He opined that the vacant lands in the villages should be used by adopting
tea plantation for sustained income. Darin also distributed certificates to the SHG
members. Speaking on the occasion, Frank Ashley Larkins, General Manager, Siang Tea
& Industries (P) Ltd, lauded the self-help groups for assisting Deki Tea Estate in
field work for organic tea production. He said organic farming for tea and agriculture
crops is very important for balancing the eco system in this area.
Manager of Deki plantation, Thai Pazing also spoke on the health benefits of organic
Green Tea. The programme was organized by Siang Tea & Industries (P) Ltd.
It is worth mentioning here that the 2014-2017 Siang Organic Initiative for Skill
Development and Livelihood was started to impart knowledge to Self-help groups about
organic farming practices in Tea cultivation and agricultural crops in the Siang
The Company provides financial assistance in the form of substantial wages, to implement
a broad set of conservation practices to assist organic Tea producer Deki Tea Estate
under Siang Tea & Industries Pvt Ltd. Self help Groups from several villages in Upper
Siang are inducted in this programme.
CM assures to release 7 per cent DA arrears, says CoSAAP
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: The Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP),
in a release claimed that the Chief Minister had assured to release the 7 percent
DA arrear shortly.
The Chief Minister gave this assurance when a team of CoSAAP led by its Secretary
General Patey Marik called on the former at his official chamber here today.
In regards to NoC issue, the CM said that an appropriate decision will be taken in
the next Cabinet meeting, the release said. In regards to enhancement of retirement
age from 58 to 60 years, it will require collective opinion of the Cabinet as it
was not favoured by the Cabinet on recommendation of 5th Pay Commission during late
1990s, the CM said.
He, however, opined that if employees are in unison in their demand, they may also
seek opinions of the civil society for taking a justified decision.
The Chief Minister urged the employees to inculcate sense of dedication, responsibility,
discipline and punctuality to bring back the lost glory of good quality work culture
for prosperity of the state.
Earlier, the CoSAAP team apprised the Chief Minister about their various demands
for early fulfillment, such as none release of 7 percent Dearness Allowance (DA)
and Interim Relief (IR) for State Govt. employees and Pensioners respectively due
from July 1 2014, review of orders to obtain NoC from the DCs concern on promotion
and retirement cases, extension of retirement age from 58 years to grant of 60 years
and other genuine pending demands of the employees.
The Secretary General has appealed to the Chief Minister to release the DA arrear
in cash addressing the sentiment of low paid Group D and C employees.
Development Commissioner, Finance and Deputy Secretary, Budget were also present
on the occasion.
Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour
By Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 06: Thousands of people belonging to all sections of the society
thronged the Gurudwara here today to join their Sikh brethren in celebrating the
545th Guru Nanak Jayanti.
The day was celebrated with traditional fervour and great enthusiasm by the Sikhs
living in the Capital Complex with various programmes including recitation from the
Guru Granth Sahib, Sabad Kirtan and Guruka Langar.
This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism, celebrated across the world.
It would be worth mentioning here that the exact account of the itinerary of the
great saint is disputed, he is widely acknowledged to have made five major tours
mostly on foot, travelling more than 28,000 km during 1500 to 1524. The first tour
being east towards Bengal and Assam, the second south towards Sri Lanka, the third
north towards Kashmir, Ladakh, and Tibet, and the final tour west towards Baghdad,
Mecca and Medina on the Arabian Peninsula.
Nanak crossed into Arunachal Pradesh and visited most of the part. First while going
to Lhasa (Tibet) he passed through Tawang after crossing from Bhutan and entered
Tibet from Samdurang Chu. He returned from Lhasa and went to the famous monastery
Samye and entered Pemoshubu Mechukha in Arunachal Pradesh. He meditated for some
time at this location. From Mechukha he went back to Tibet, brought the residents
of Southern Tibet and got them settled in Mechukha. Thereafter through Gelling and
Tuting he proceeded to Sadiya and Braham-Kund, before entering the state of Assam
A gurudwara stands stall where Nanak Dev, known as Nanak Lama, had meditated in Mechuka
and an annual fair is conducted there.
Two days Technical Fest Concludes in NIT
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: The two days annual technical festival of National Institute of
Technology (NIT), Arunachal Pradesh 'Addovedi-14' concluded on November 2.
"Addovedi-14" is the first dedicated technical festival organised by the students
of any university in Arunachal Pradesh. This was the second edition of Addovedi and
theme was "Enhancing Technology, Improving Society(ETIS)"
Numerous technical events such as Technical treasure hunt, debate, quiz, extempore
speech, computer gaming and photography were organised in the two days programme.
Besides, many core technical events were also organised such as Coding wizard (LAN
based Coding Competition), Circuit Debugging, Codathon (Embedded coding), AutoCAD
Designing, Aqueduct (Bridge designing) and Command Line war (a Linux based command
line flag capturing game).
The most talked about events were the Junkyard war and the Robowar events. Inspired
from the famous show on Discovery channel named "Junkyard war" the participants of
the event were provided with junk and they had to make items out of them. The participants
enthralled everyone by making very creative and useful things out of Junk.
Six teams from NIT participated in Robowar as the names suggest this event consisted
of Robots fighting in a ring. This was the first Robowar event in the NIT.
The event was organised by the students of the 3rd year under the guidance of Rajen
Pudur, Head of Department, Electrical Engineering, who was the faculty incharge of
Earlier, the festival was inaugurated on November 1 by the Prof. P D Kashyap, Dean
NIT, Arunachal Pradesh.
In his speech, he appreciated the efforts put in together by the students to conduct
Oral cancer - Manmade disaster
Dr. Jego Ori
"I started chewing tobacco when I was 16. I curse the day I was introduced to tobacco.
Cancer diagnosed at 20 made my life hell. I have not been able to eat anything since
then," Naveed Shikh, a27-year-old young victim of oral cancer said.
The word "cancer" frightens everyone. For some, the word is synonymous with death.
No one would ever know the pain associated with these diseases until and unless he
or she experiences it. The diseases not only change the lives of the patient but
also severely disturb his/her family, near and dear ones. They live under constant
threat of recurrence of the disease and fear of death always haunts them.
India has the distinction of harboring the world largest number of oral (mouth) cancer.
Oral cancer amounts 9% of all cancers in India. Over the last decades, Arunachal
Pradesh has witnessed increase in number of oral cancer patients.
There is increasing trend of oral cancer among young age group in India. About 8-9
lakhs Indian die of oral cancer every year in India. In advance stages of oral cancer,
most of the patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. Even if they survive, they
become disable in terms of breathing, speech, swallowing, chewing, appearance, taste
The main cause of oral cancer is smoking cigarettes, bidi and chewing tobacco in
the form of gutka, pan masala, supari, khaini etc. Analysis of various market preparation
of tobacco in India as per FDA have shown contents of very high level of heavy metals
like lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, copper and nickel. These heavy metals are
capable of causing various human diseases, including cancer as they are toxic even
at ultra small level.
According to WHO Cancer research agency, smokeless tobacco is highly addictive and
contains 3095 chemicals of which 28 are well proven carcinogens (Capable of causing
cancer). It also causes severe impairments of oral and dental health and a part from
mouth cancer. Use of smokeless tobacco is found associated with cancers of throat,
Oesophagus (Food pipe) stomach, larynx (voice box) pancreas and lungs.
Tobacco also strongly associated with pre cancerous lesion of mouth and increases
the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart diseases and seriously affects
the reproductive health of mother and foetus.
According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey of India 2010, 3.7 lakhs people in Arunachal
Pradesh consume smokeless tobacco.
Since the cause of oral cancer is tobacco consumption, it is entirely a manmade disaster.
India is second largest consumer of tobacco products in the world.
Despite causing so much of disaster, the products are easily available in the markets.
And, it is shocking that the tobacco industry is targeting youth and kids. Sweet
flavoring or scents are added to tobacco to make it edible, they are packed in shiny
and colorful manner to attract the children and youth.
There are Acts prohibiting smoking in public places, selling of tobacco products
to minors and within 100 yards of educational institutions which needs to be implemented
urgently in our state to prevent this manmade disaster.
It is high time every citizen of the state to come forward voluntarily and create
awareness among the youths to save them from becoming innocent victims of oral cancer.
The general public can directly report any violation of smoke free rules to national
toll free helpline number-1800-110-456 (24X7) now operating throughout the country
under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
On this occasion of Cancer awareness day, I appeal to the general public that the
patient we treat are the constant reminder that tobacco is deadly in both cigarette
and smokeless forms. Consumption of tobacco must be stopped immediately and the state
Govt. must wake up and send a strong message to the tobacco industries, the perpetrators
of this manmade disaster, to end this tobacco menace by putting a blanket ban on
selling of all forms of tobacco products in our state to save our future generation.
Kanubari MLA gives a clarion call for transparency and development
KANUBARI, Nov 6: Putting a strong note on corruption, Kanubari MLA Gabriel Denwang
Wangsu stated that under his leadership there will be zero tolerance against corruption
and nepotism. Wangsu was addressing a series of coordination cum development meetings
with the heads of departments, panchayat and public leaders here yesterday during
his week-long tour to Kanubari to get first hand information about various development
programmes and infrastructures after taking oath as the MLA of the area.
Assuring that Kanubari will prosper and develop under his leadership so that no one
will strive and live a life of poverty, Wangsu said, "Let us not cultivate and practice
the old principle of secrecy and corruption and look for new routes, new life and
inculcate newer thoughts of humanity and development".
Addressing a public meeting with local and Panchayat leaders, the MLA drew their
attention about the available opportunities and prospects for over all development
and sustainable economy and sought their support and cooperation for smooth functioning
with the objective of welfare of the masses especially at grassroots.
ZPMs from three blocks - Launu, Chubom and Kanubari, namely, Wangrang Wangjen, Jaye
Wangsu and Mitali Wangjen also spoke on the occasion highlighting on the development
activities carried out in their respective blocks and extended their full support
and cooperation to the MLA.
He also had separate consultative meetings with the officers from KVK, Deomali, Deptt
of Fisheries, Itanagar and NERCOMP, Khonsa and held detailed discussion about the
policies and programmes associated with the agencies.
Giving directives for implementation of specific schemes for the area, Wangsu proposed
to set up an orange orchard at Chopsa village with all packaging, processing and
marketing purpose, commercial plantation of Naga chilli (bhoot jholokiya) at Chopnu
for all commercial purpose, besides taking up all the viable works and projects with
special emphasis to Kanubari block from NERCORMP and production of different varieties
of fishes in the locality through fish pond mechanism from department of Fisheries.
Earlier, addressing the officers and officials at his reception organized at Forest
Rest House, Wangsu called upon them to work with dedication for development of the
area and sought their support and cooperation for smooth implementation of all government
policies and programmes towards greater interest of the public.
He stated, "I am committed to the job and responsibilities given by the people and
I will leave no stone unturned in making Kanubari a role model constituency". He
called upon one and all to imbibe work culture in them and take up the moral responsibility
to work sincerely and dedicatedly.
He also visited Luaksim village near Kanubari township to survey the existing water
problem and directed the officers concerned to work out a plan to solve the recurring
problem of the area. DIPR
Pema visits remote villages along the Indo-China border
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: UD, Tourism, Art & Culture Minister Pema Khandu visited the remote
Tsechu (Damteng), Solungthi, Mago and Thingbu villages located at Indo-China border
from November 3 to 5.
The Minister and his team started his visit via Naser GG, Sarong Gompa, LGG, Jagtsang
and arrived Tsechu on the same day. En route, the Minister visited the GREF camp
at Naser GG where he was explained in details about the current status of existing
and proposed defense roads in the sector by received by the Officer In-charge of
756 Road Construction Company (RCC).
It may be mentioned here that all the roads in the sector are of utmost importance
from defense point of view yet the condition of the roads are deplorable and mobility
on these roads are possible only during fair weather condition.
The Minister asked the OC 756 RCC to improve the road condition to benefit the army
and civil population as well.
In his brief stay at Sarong Gompa, Pemamet the Sarong Rimpoche and apprised him of
new schemes being implemented by Govt. for development of Sarong Gompa. The Commander
46 Infantry Brigade, Brig. DS Saini joined the minister at Shasangam and proceeded
till LGG. The Brigadier briefed the Minister of the strategic importance of various
army posts and OPs located in the area.
At Tsechu, the Minister held a public meeting where he was requested by the villagers
for proper and timely supply of rice, improvement of water supply etc. While ensuring
prompt actions on the grievances of the villagers, the Minister urged them to pay
attention on education of their children and also to preserve the local culture and
tradition which is threatened by advent of modernity and change in demographic pattern.
The next day, the Minister proceeded for Mago via Solungthi, Gonkarla, Lungur, Chuna
and Topkey. On the way at Basarang, the Minister went to the huts of yak herder families.
The herders requested him to intervene in the matter of grazing lands being acquired
by the Army without their consent. The herders explained that Army had acquired some
of the prime grazing grounds in Solungthi area due to which they are facing hardships.
The Minister directed ADC Jang, who was with him in the tour to take up the matter
with Army expeditiously.
Immediately on reaching Solungthi, Pema spoke to the Army officers posted there of
the concerns of the yak herders and requested the Army to shift to the location already
earmarked for them. After a brief halt at Solungthi, the entourage proceeded towards
15,568 feet Gonkarla pass located on the LAC, which is highest negotiable mountain
pass in the entire North East. The entourage travelled through dust bound places
on the way and was at Mago by 12.30 pm where the villagers accorded a warm and traditional
welcome to the Minister and all the other members of the entourage.
In the public meeting organized at Mago, the village leader invited the attention
of the Minister on issues of the village such as non-payment o land compensation
by Army, posting of health and veterinary field staff, development of hotspring near
the village, construction of bridge between the twin village of Nyuri and Dyuri.
The most important demand that was placed by the villagers stressfully was for construction
of road from Thingbu to Mago, which is need of the hour for proper development of
the village. However, citing examples of inordinate delay by BRO, the villagers urged
the Minister to get the road constructed, in the event of its sanction, through an
agency other than BRO so that the road reaches Mago at the earliest.
In his address to the villagers, Pema told the villagers that he has already directed
the concerned officers present with him to take up their respective matters. With
regard to construction of road, he assured the villagers to take up the matter appropriately
with concerned authorities in the Govt. of India level. Apart from these, the Pema
also urged the villagers to give proper care and attention to education of children,
health and hygiene and preservation and promotion of the local culture and tradition.
The Minister left on foot for Thingbu from Mago the next day. The villagers of Thingbu
and also of Luguthang received the Minister at Thingbu Hydel Point where a public
meeting was organized.
Speaking on behalf of the villagers, the GB Thingbu requested the Minister for erecting
a mobile tower in the village. Other requests included posting of a doctor, providing
water supply in the nearby grazing ground of Muktsi and Nyukteng etc to which the
Minister passed on directions for immediate follow up action to the officer of the
concerned department present in the entourage.
Addressing the gathering, Pema exhorted the villagers for proper development of the
village both in terms of infrastructure and human resource through concerted efforts
and assured his assistance wherever and whenever required.
The annual development tour that is conducted by Pema in his Assembly constituency
was instituted by his late father and former chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
Pema termed the tour as quite fruitful as this time he could also interact with Army
and ITBP personnel deployed in the forward posts and know the real situation under
which they are guarding the borders.
Pema was accompanied by officers of Jang Sub-Division which included ADC Jang, EE
PWD Jang, AE Electrical Jang, EE&JE DHPD Tawang, AE & JE of WRD Sub-Dvn. Jang, Medical
Officer Jang, Veterinary officer Jang, BDO Jang, BEO Jang, CO Thingbu apart from
other staff during the tour.
Time to change course of discourse with China: Prafulla Ketkar
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Veteran strategic expert and Editor-in-Chief of New Delhi based
RSS mouthpiece Organizer, Prafulla Ketkar said that it is high time to change the
course of discourses with China shifting from the traditional Delhi centric defensive
policy attitude to the pan India centric foreign policy alternative.
He was speaking on the topic, "Expansionist and Encirclement Policy of China: The
Indian Response"-a Talk organized by Arunachal Pradesh Charitable Task (APCT) as
part of the annual Late Rutum Kamgo Memorial lecture at a town hotel at Naharlagun,
to commemorate the 3rd death anniversary of former RSS activist and visionary Rutum
China had officially initiated the encirclement policy for India in the 80s through
which strategies were chalked out to confine the foreign policy matters of India
within the South Asian countries with an over emphasis on traditional Pak obsessive
world view and never to let her rise beyond it.
Though the Pokhran test of 1998 had given the Indians an opportunity for a major
policy shift and even had done some icebreaking, the UPA I and II governments failed
to achieve any breakthrough from out of it, he said. Ketkar further pointed out that
China has developed the encroachment and encirclement policy to the tune of the renowned
Indian political strategist Kautilya (Chanakya), who advocated that your immediate
neighbor cannot be relied as a friend for ever and hence, the neighbor's neighbor
should always be befriended, while the Indian foreign policy establishment could
not befit its own ancient theorist.
Conferring instances of his earlier visits to China, Ketkar, said that there is a
negative transition in China with regard to its development and national ethos due
to the cultural, ethnic and demographic reasons, while in India we have a positive
transformation with regard to the same developmental terms. Today in China, corruption
at higher-ups, single clan dominance in administration and emerging differences between
Party and military establishment are enough to ring warning bell for the dragon.
Further, due to the single child policy practice the major portion in China is non-working
and therefore, digressive, while on the other hand, from demographic perspective
in India, a major portion of the Indians are young, energetic and working.
Praising the nationalistic spirit of the Arunachalees, Ketkar said that the strong
patriotic minded population at the borders is the real foot soldiers for the protection
of our sovereignty. He appealed to the Indian policy-makers and civil society to
work enough to embank upon the shifting border population throughout the international
boundary of Arunachal Pradesh which otherwise work as a natural deterrent wall against
our skeptical neighbor.
Addressing the audience the other speaker RK Khrimey, Ex-MP and former Cabinet Minister,
also presently, the President of the Bharat Tibet Sahayog Manch, said that the Arunachalees
have always been with India as an integrated part and the attempts of China to depict
the Arunachales as pro-Chinese will never be fruitful.
Welcoming the new initiatives of the Union government for infrastructural development
in Arunachal Pradesh, Khrimey hoped that the implementation of the schemes too would
be as fast as its finalization for which politicians as well as the public of Arunachal
Pradesh should be more accountable.
Scores of dignitaries including former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, leader of Opposition
of Legislative Assembly Tamio Taga, MLA Tage Taki, President of Arunachal Vikas Parishad,
Pratik Potom, former IFCSAP presidents Tai Nyori, Nabam Atum and Taba Hare, BJP
state President Tai Tagak, among others, attended the programme.
Infosys Foundation chairperson calls on First Lady of the state
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Sudha Murty, chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Bangalore, who
is on a five-day personal tour to Arunachal Pradesh met the First Lady of the State,
Jyotsna Sharma, Chairperson State Women Commission, Gumri Ringu and members of Muskan
Welfare Society at Raj Bhawan here today. She discussed on issues and avenues where
Non-Governmental organisations can involve in the socio-economic development of the
people in far-flung areas of the state.
Sharing her experiences, the Infosys Foundation Chairperson said that any project
taken up by NGOs or Government can be successful, if there is whole-hearted participation
by the local population.
Murty, who visited some crafts centres in the State suggested for revitalization
of the local handlooms and textiles industries by making the products more user-friendly.
She also suggested proper marketing skill to promote local produce.
First Lady Sharma called for participation of Infosys Foundation in social activities
in the State.
Muskan Welfare Society, which is headed by the First Lady, is working in the fields
of health care, culture and education with special focus on women and children. Since
its inception in 2008, it has organised many health related camps, cleanliness and
plantation drives and educational activities.
North-East Festival at Delhi’s doorstep
NEW DELHI, Nov 06: Once a strife torn region insipid with insurgency, North-East
India has today ushered into a land synonymous with music, sports and fashion. Delhites
will get a chance to witness the diverse culture and rich heritage of the eight North-Eastern
states as the second edition of the North East Festival is scheduled to kick-start
here from November 7.
The four-day festival themed 'Insurgence to Resurgence' aims to attract investment
and tourism promotion in the region.
"This year, the theme is 'Insurgence to Resurgence' with focus on highlighting the
positive stories of entrepreneurship and development. The objective is to present
people of Delhi to understand North East India in one platform, to encourage tourism
to NER," said Organiser-in-Chief, North East Festival, Shyamkanu Mahanta.
The event will be a power packed show which is expected to be inaugurated by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi and will witness the participation of a host of stalwarts
including Rajnath Singh, VK Singh, Smriti Irani, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Kiren
Rijiju, Sarbananda Sonowal and Jewel Oram.
In the backdrop of racial attacks in the national Capital, two serious discussion
sessions "Alienation feeling in the North East" and 'Implementation of Bezbaruah
Committee Recommendation' will be held on the opening day.
A session "Integrating North East India through Education" will be held on November
9 where top officials of HRD ministry will be present.
North East icons like MC Mary Kom, Adil Hussain, Everester Anshu Jemsenpa are all
expected to be present at the festival.
Around 30 bands from the different North-Eastern states will perform day and night
during the entire length of the festival. Some of the artists and bands who are lined
up include singer Zubeen Garg, Akhu- Imphal Talkies, Tetseo Sisters, The Vinyl Records,
Soulmate and The Local Train among host of other performers. A potpourri of events
including photography and painting exhibition, film festival, fashion show and exhibition
of food, handloom and handicraft items will take place on different days from Nov
7 to Nov 10 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts here. PTI
Dokpun-FC beats BSC, lifts 14th Odam Ering trophy
PASIGHAT, Nov 6: Dokpun Football Club (DFC), Dhemaji defeated Bogong Soccer Club
(BSC) 3-2 to lift the coveted 14th Odam Ering Football Trophy at general ground Pasighat
today. The football tournament is conducted annually in memory of Odam Ering, wife
of the architect of modern Arunachal Late Dying Ering and mother of MP Ninong Ering.
In a thrilling final match, Ogam Ering scored the first goal for BSC within 15 minutes
which was equalized by Karup Sonwal of DFC immediately but Ogam's next goal in 39
minutes consolidated the lead BSC team in the first half. DFC had complete dominance
over the match in the second half. Migom Bori and Karup Sonwal netted one goal each
in 55 and 62 minutes respectively to lift the trophy in the final match with a margin
Speaking at the concluding function, Col. S. Patranobis, Director of "Project Brahmank"
said sport culture promotes integration among the youths. He advised the participants
to be disciplined and show their best talents to the soccer lovers. Denong Tamuk,
Chief Councilor (PMC) stressed for fair-play and advised the participants to be disciplined
and show their best talents to the audience.
The Captain of DFC, Mathuraj Mushary received the trophy along with fifty thousand
cash prize from Col. S. Patranobis while Denong Tamuk handed over the Runners Cup
and thirty thousand cash to the opponent captain Miding Tasung. Other senior members
of the society like Er. Ogum Moyong (Chief Engineer, Power), Oshong Ering (IAS Rtd),
Obyak Ering, OC (GREF) Pankaj Kumar etc felicitated the members of the organizing
June Tabing (best Goal Keeper) and Minto Peyang (best Defender) from BSC, Henbom
Padu (Highest Scorer) of Siang Rovers and Migom Bori (Player of the Tournament) of
Dokpun-FC team, Dhemaji (Assam) were also awarded. DIPRO
Awareness programme on rural sanitation
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: PHE & Water Supply Yupia division along with PRI leaders of Tarasso
yesterday conducted a day long awareness programme on rural sanitation under Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan and implementation of rural water supply schemes under National Rural
Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) at various villages in the circle.
Yupia PHE Executive Engineer Bamang Tadh, while informing the sanction and implementation
of water supply schemes and Individual House Hold Latrine (IHHL) sanitation toilet
to every house hold at Dullung (Ramghat), Radasso, Gaiporiang and Townbill villages
urged the panchayats and villagers to strictly monitor the quality and timely completion
of schemes while protecting the catchment of the water sources through Village Water
and Sanitation Committee (VWSC). He also informed that the distribution system of
water supply from treatment plant to consumer points within the panchayat would be
taken over and maintained by the villagers themselves through VWSC.
Briefing on the launching of sanitation programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan since
October 2 throughout the country, he has urged the villagers to keep their house
and its surroundings, schools and Anganwadi centres neat and clean by organizing
social service voluntarily from time to time.
Pamphlets containing sanitation messages on personal hygiene and safe drinking water
were distributed to the participants besides display of sanitation banners.
Tarasso Zilla Parishad Member, Nabam Eka assured his full support and cooperation
to the department for successful implementation of government schemes and policies
in the circle.
Being informed by Tarasso ZPM about drinking water problems faced by personnel of
paramilitary force stationed at various locations in the area, the team visited a
camp at Radassso village.
After having visited the site, the EE has assured to take up the matter at appropriate
level on time bound manner.
Expedition to Magi Lake
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Former PHED Secretary Tomi Ete accompanied by the President and
Secretary of Eco-Friendly Society Magi, Likabali conducted an expedition to Magi
Lake on Tuesday to explore flora and fauna available there. Magi lake is situated
at 607M above sea level.
The expedition team visited Takam Hill, Elephant cave, and Yanyo Pokcho waterfall
which is situated near Magi Lake and took a night halt there.
Ete held a meeting next day with the villagers of Magi and suggested them to maintain
proper sanitation practices and cleanliness in the village.
30 days skill up-gradation programme by nedfi
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: The Centre for Practical Livelihood Training (CPLT), a society
of North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi) through its Itanagar
branch office organized a 30 days skill up-gradation programme on "Beauty Parlour
Management" at Ganga, Itanagar in association with Sangay Hair Spa & Beauty Parlour
cum Training Centre from October 7.
A total of 27 ladies from the area participated in the skill up-gradation training.
B K Singh, Deputy General Manager, NEDFi Guwahati attended the valedictory function
and distributed beauty kits and certificates to the trainees after completion of
the programme to start their income generating activity immediately.
Singh said that skill enhancement of large youth base in the region is a must to
catalyze economic development of the society, and with this objective, NEDFi under
its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have been taking up various promotional
activities which complements its core activities and results in improvement of quality
of life of the people in the NE Region. He also informed that advanced training on
specific skills to these trainings would be imparted in near future and all possible
support would be extended by NEDFi for their development.
Ziro Valley School annual day celebrated
ZIRO, Nov 06: The Ziro Valley School (ZIVAS), Lempia celebrated its 13th annual day
in a grand manner.
During the day long function, several cultural items were performed and prizes were
given to the winners of the literary, games and sports and cultural activities.
Tagore House was declared best house while Gandhi House bagged the runners up award.
Tailyang Taker of Class VIII and Rubu Rima of Class VIII bagged the awards for 'best
students' while Best Class Captain awards went to Master Dora Nadang of Class III
and Miss Chiging Naya of Class V. The Best Hygienic and Clean student of the year
award went to Master Duyu Tapang of Class VI and Miss Duyu Muniya of Class IV.
The prizes to the winners were distributed by the guests who included Lt. Col E.P.
John of Indian Army presently Commanding Officer HQ (1079) Joram, Nani Takha, ZPM
Reru Kalung and Lt. Col. Manoj.
APYC condemns possible merger rumour
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) has strongly condemned
and refuted the allegation regarding a possible merger of INC MLAS with BJP as appeared
in sections of local dailies.
Describing that the press statement was made out of sheer frustration by some of
the contestants on BJP tickets in the last simultaneous elections, APYC President
Nyamar Karbak said, "The result of the recent bye-election at Kanubari indicates
that people of the state are still reposing faith in the Congress led by CM Nabam
APYC Spokesperson Kipa Takum further added, "The BJP is a 'spent force' in Arunachal
Pradesh that is why they are creating and spreading such rumours just to create panic
and confusion. They should refrain from such cheap publicity."
RGU family pays tribute to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) family paid rich tributes to the
legendary singer, musician, poet and film-maker Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his third
death anniversary yesterday.
Dr. Amorendro Gogoi, an eminent writer and researcher of folk culture shared Dr.
Bhupen Hazarika's philosophy in unification of the society through folk culture and
also shared his experience with him.
The evening witnessed a host of cultural activities performed by eminent artists
from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal.
Maya Dutta a renowned singer from Assam, Nyagi Riba, a diehard fan and a close associate
of 'Bhupen da' mesmerized the gathering with their beautiful voice. Students and
faculties from RGU performed Bupendra Sangeet, recited on his creation and danced
to the composed immortal songs of Hazarika.
Organizing secretary of the event, Akash Kachari said that the aim of the programme
was to popularize Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's creation among the new generation.
Earlier, the programme started with lighting of the lamp by the Registrar of the
University Dr. Rachob Taba, Dean of Faculty Prof. DN Das, Dean DSW Dr. Tasi Kaye,
Prof. H.N. Sarma, Prof. Hussain, Prof. T. Riba.
The event which was organized by the research scholars under the aegis of Assam Students
forum, RGU witnessed a huge gathering to pay tribute to the legendary icon.
Kaso holds meeting to discuss projects
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: A meeting was convened by the local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary,
UD & Housing, Town Planning and Land Management Techi Kaso at his office chamber
here yesterday to discuss about the implementation of Projects under DRDA in Block
levels under his Assembly Constituency.
Chairing the meeting, Kaso called on all the officers of the area to dedicate themselves
in proper implementation of the programme.
BDOs of Doimukh and Borum block elaborated on the pros and cons of the implementation
of MsDP in Block levels and its technical difficulties in implementing the project.
Besides MsDP programmes, discussion on implementation of other Centrally Sponsored
Schemes like MGNREGA, IWMP, IAY etc were also carried out.
Officers from DDSE Capital City highlighted various financial problems especially
in implementing Mid-day meal programme due to paucity of funds in most of the schools
under the Capital City.
PRI leaders attending the meeting also urged for proper implementation of MsDP programmes
etc in their respective Blocks.
UNIFEST begins at RGU
Rono Hills, Nov 06: The 15th edition of the UNIFEST got off to a colourful start
amidst huge gathering at Rajiv Gandhi University campus today.
Addressing the inaugural function, Parliamentary Secretary, Tax and Excise, Tapuk
Taku, emphasized on the need of maintaining a balance between sports and education.
Taku also stressed on effective Govt policy and job reservation for the outstanding
Addressing the students on the occasion, Dr. Tamo Mibang, VC, RGU urged them to maintain
good health and hygiene.
Rachob Taba, Registrar, RGU and Tai Bai, President, RGU Students Union (RGUSU) also
spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Anil Mili, Assistant Director, Physical Education, administered the oath to all
the participating contingents.
RGUSU general secretary Takam Mema informed that all the departments have been divided
into four houses, namely, Kangtey, Lulupo, Kalinggon and Komdi based on the names
of mountain peaks in Arunachal Pradesh.
Apart from the games & sports, the three day event includes literary and the cultural
programmes which also began today. Earlier, the programme started with colorful display
of March Past by the contingents. This was followed by 'Go As You' like competition.
Among others, Tana Yayo, ZPM, Doimukh attended the inaugural function.
Association seek early demarcation of village
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: The All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association
has sought early demarcation of Nibu Nijik Model Village Jammi-Jaate here.
In a release, claiming that the matter is pending with the Capital DC, it demanded
that the demarcation be declared within 15 days.
While also claiming that the honorarium for 30000 Nibu Nijik Boos is pending, it
asked for its early approval in the Cabinet meeting.
We the members of All Yangte Area Youth Welfare Association (AYAYWA) have been able
to bring down the ever increasing Sumo fare of entire Kurung Kumey District by Rs.
50 after holding consultation with the stakeholders. A threadbare discussion was
held with the executive members of All Arunachal Maxi Cab Association (AAMCA), Kurung
Kumey District Unit on 2nd November 2014 in a City Hotel in this regard. The meeting
was convened in order to put a brake on the ever increasing Sumo fare of the region
especially of Yangte Circle. Earlier the fare was Rs. 600 for Itanagar to Yangte
route, but later it was swiftly increased to Rs.700, causing great inconvenience
to the people. Now it has been reduced to Rs.650 giving bit of relief to the poor
people of the region. We are hopeful that more like-minded associations/unions would
come forward to help the desperate people from the clutch of few self-centered cab
Post DC to Kradaadi district
Through your esteemed daily, we the citizens of newly created Kradaadi District Head
Quarter would like to place the following point for the consideration of the state
A notification has already been issued Vide no. DAD-07/2013 dated 30th September
2013 declaring, 15th September 2014 as appointed date for the newly created Kradaadi
district by bifurcating from the present Kurung Kumey district. But the state Government
has not yet posted deputy commissioner and other head of department, whereas the
Namsai district is already functioning. We on behalf of the Choba Sangyata Anchal
Youth Welfare Association (CSAYWA) would like to urge state government and two elected
leader of Palin and Tali Assembly constituencies to post deputy commissioner and
other head of department at the earliest for the smooth functioning of new district.
We also request state Government to allocate sufficient fund for infrastructure development
of the Kradaadi District.
It is to clarify through your esteemed daily that the allegation of irregularity
in interview and improper selection process leveled by Shri Tajen Podo, Baity Pusang
etc against Education Department and DDSE, Aalo West Siang District published in
your daily on 03-11-2014 is sign of frustration on the part of candidates after their
failure in interview. It is true that for the post of Accountant (purely contractual
for few months) meant for B.Com/M.Com/BBA/MBA degree holder preferably, even candidates
having BA (Economics) background in Higher Secondary/Graduation/Post Graduation were
given opportunity in the district purely in order to provide job opportunity to the
unemployed graduate. However they only participated against those blocks where there
was no B.Com/BBA degree holder candidate. However, 1st preferences were always given
to B.Com/BBA holder followed by candidates with BA Economics.
As the nature of work of an Accountant in Residential School will be of not much
complication, the candidate who is good in Economic subject can also deal the work
of maintaining proper Account and record of fund allotted/money spent/preparation
etc. In that way the BA (economics) candidates was given last option after keeping
B.Com/BBA in first preference.
Accordingly, written Examination was conducted at Govt. Upper Primary School, P.I.
Colony and Govt. Town Upper Primary School, Aalo on 11th October’2014 where more
than 200 candidates appeared. Out of which 42 candidates could secure 33 marks after
making selection as per 1:3 ratio. In the written test some B.Com candidates could
not secure even 20 marks. Some of the candidatures were rejected during the scrutiny
that took 5 days to complete. Strict scrutiny was done under the Chairmanship of
local Administration due to incomplete submission of require documents by candidates.
There were some BA (Economic) degree holder candidate whose performance both in written
and Viva-Voce were much better than B. Com, BBA degree holder so far as their written
capability and language conversation were concern. The selection were made strictly
after compiling their marks secured in written and Viva-voce. As a result, some candidates
not only in Accountant but for Warden/Full Time Teachers post as well, who were placed
among merit list were left out from selection because they could not speak English
properly nor they had profound subject knowledge that led to poor marking in Viva-Voce
after commulating total marks awarded by 5 Board Members for 50 marks each. Hence,
it was identified that the Language is the major drawback which obstruct the well
qualified aspirant from expressing their views properly in Mental Aptitude Test.
Thus, such candidates blindly started blaming the department without knowing their
own weakness and fault and inability to communicate in English language during Viva-Voce.
The division of marks in Viva-Voce were: - Presentation- 10 marks, Language and Expression-
10 marks, To the point reply- 10 marks, Impression- 10 marks, Subject knowledge-
10 marks = Total 50 marks by each board member equally including Chairman.
Hence, the interview was conducted very fairly and it took 14 hours on 25th, 15 hours
on 26th from morning 0900 hrs to late night followed by prompt compilation of result
at DC’s Chamber, Aalo just after completion of Viva-Voce on 26th midnight. Thereafter,
within 5 hours result was declared as desired by DC, Aalo which is record in the
history of this district in prompt declaration of result.
Thus, it is surprise to note that instead of praising and glorifying the promptness,
some candidates who failed in interview are making different kinds of allegation
which is uncalled for. As seats are limited, all cannot be absorbed except strict
selection on the basis of candidate’s performance in written and Viva-Voce of course.
It is natural that looser in any competition look for excuse to blame the authorities
through certain allegation but it should not be taken as authentic. At the same time,
the selection of Accountant and their posting have been made purely in block wise.
Tomi Doke Lendo,
DDSE-cum- District Project Officer,
West Siang District, Aalo,
Take action to minimize the effect of disaster incident
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the earthquake prone areas of the country as it lies
in zone 5. Our state is vulnerable to various types of natural and manmade disasters,
especially to earthquakes as it is located in Seismic Zone V. But still there is
no proper planning while constructing infrastructure in the state. If any earthquake
occurs, most of the people will die due to the collapse of building especially in
the twin city of Itanagar and Naharlagun. Maximum buildings are constructed without
adopting any proper scientific technology. Therefore, state govt. should take appropriate
action to minimize effects of any possible disasters on the overall socio-economic
development of the state.
Department of Disaster Management.
Lohit Hall of resident, RGU.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Modernize the police force
City Police yesterday claimed to have busted a racket of extortionists with the arrest
of four of its members from market areas of capital complex. These people were reportedly
extorting money from Itanagar and Naharlagun market areas in the name of National
Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT). Police also recovered 60 NLCT letter pads,
one kg of Ammonium Nitrate, eight electronic detonators, one timer device, one 0.315
Rifle with 7 live cartridges from their possession during the house raids.
As per the police source, the arrested extortionists were not members of NLCT. But,
they were trying to extort money from the market areas in the name of NLCT. The recovery
of ammonium nitrate, electronic detonators and timer device is matter of serious
concern as these materials are used to make bomb. Such dangerous materials getting
into the hand of anti-social elements should ring alarm in the security circle. State
police need to gear up to tackle new security challenges. There is urgent need to
modernize the police force. New equipment should be provided to them and also our
police forces should be updated with the latest technology. Until such innovative
measures are adopted, Arunachal police will not be able to effectively fight against
the organized crime gang.