November 17


News Impact



Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament

Todo United defeat Young Boys FC

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Todo United FC beat Young Boys FC 4-1 in the second Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.

TUFC’s Jalls Rai put his team ahead by scoring in 4th minute. But, Tadar Achung of Young Boy FC scored the equalizer in 37th minute.

TUFC pumped in three successive goals in the second half through Isak Lepcha (56 min), Korup Sonowal (60 min) and Nada Tamo (80 min).


Podi-Barbi volleyball tourney begins

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The first ever Podi-Barbi Festival Volleyball Tournament began at Solung-Mopin Ground here today. The inaugural programme was marked by impressive cultural display from Barbi Taming Ponung team.

While kicking off the tournament, Dr Asham Borang, president, Society for Festivals of Adis (SFA), encouraged the participating teams and advised them to play with sportsmanship spirit.

He suggested the festival celebration committee to preserve the traditional sports and conduct them in the next year’s festival celebration. Other senior Adi members present on the occasion were Bilatee Pertin and Ajin Apang.

Donggin Raseng beat LRB Banderdewa in the inaugural match while Podi-Barbi festival committee was given walk over into second round against Solung United. In another match LRB Banderdewa beat Barbi Yangpang team.

Podi-Barbi festival committee will meet Moying Raseng tomorrow.


Sahitya Srijan Manthan award

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Dr. Joram Yalam Nabam, Assistant Professor (Dept Hindi) of Govt. Degree College Doimukh has been honoured with "Sahitya Srijan Manthan" award for her book "Sakshi Hai Peepel," a book of short stories reflecting the social and women issues in Arunachal Pradesh.

The award was presented to him in a function at Hyderabad yesterday. This award is given for creative writing in Hindi.

The English translation of Dr. Yalam's "Tani Momen" was also released on the occasion. "Tani Momen is a mythological book of AbotanI.

The function was presided over by Prof. M Venkatesh and attended among others by Sahitya academy awardee Prof Gopi, Padamshree Jagdish Mittal, Prof. Devraj from Wardha University and Prof Rishaba of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Samity. Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) led by its president Y D Thongchi today congratulated Dr Joram Yalam Nabam on being conferred Sahitya Srijan Manthan award.

This is a great achievement for any Arunachalee and proves their hidden talent, Thongchi, a Sahitya Academy awardee himself, said. Given the right opportunities Arunachalees could excel in literary field too, he added.


State level seminar at NERIST  

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: State level Science Seminar competition was held at NERIST Seminar Hall marking the Children’s Day on Nov 14.  

Deepjyoti Sapkota was declared the winner of the State level Science Seminar competition which was jointly organized by NSUI State Unit in association with NERIST Research Scholar Association (NRSA).

Meetashree Das was declared second while Chinmay Bhattacharya stood third.

Speaking on the occasion, Director NERIST Prof P K Das spoke on the importance of science in the development of a nation.

Department of Education, RGU Prof KC Kapur highlighted about the education system in the country. General Secretary APCC Byabang Nukh highlighted in brief the biography of Pandit Nehru and appealed the students to follow the footsteps of Nehruji for a prosperous nation.

Around 400 students had registered for the programme.


Taloh inaugurates Science stream of Kaying GHSS

AALO, Nov 16: Education Minister Tapang Taloh inaugurated the science stream of the Govt. Higher Secondary School Kaying yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, Taloh said his department was striving to revamp the ailing education system for which he sought cooperation from the teaching community and stakeholders to acheve the mission. He said opening of the science stream in the school will mostly benefit the students of remote areas in pursuing science education in their door steps.

Later, the minister inspected various schools in the area, including PI Colony Upper Primary School, Pobdi Secondary School, Govt. HS School, Kamba, Kerang Middle School and Kaying HS School.

He also disclosed that effort will be made to extend retirement age of sincere and good science and mathematics teachers to utilize their services for some more years.

The minister upgraded the Kaying Town Primary school to Upper Primary School. DIPRO


Diabetic eye screening at ASH

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: One day Diabetic Eye Screening Camp was organized at Arunachal State Hospital (ASH), Naharlagun by National Programme for Control of Blindness and Department of Ophthalmology on 15th November.

Retina Specialists from Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Dr. Hemlata Deka, Consultant, Medical Retina and Dr. Rajesh Kr. Agarwal, Vitreo-Retinal Fellow screened the registered diabetic cases and many were diagnosed to have Diabetic Retinopathy and necessary advices were given.

The National Programme for Control of Blindness will conduct more such camps in other part of the state for early diagnosis of blinding diabetic retinopathy and generate awareness about the disease. Thousands of our population goes blind not because they cannot afford, but due to ignorance about the disease and availability of treatment facilities.


Dakto Basar passes away

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Dakto Basar, popularly and lovingly known as Lala who played key role in the development of West Siang district in particular and Arunachal Pradesh (especially during NEFA days) in general passed away yesterday evening after prolonged illness. The mortal remains will be buried at Basar Bazar now Nyobum Village which was established by him along with few of his friends. He was Bazaar Secretary of Basar and was one of the pioneer entrepreneurs of the region. During the early 60s, he first distributed rice mill and rice howler as dealer of J.K. Sato and also distributed rice howler of Bharat Shakti in different parts of undivided Siang and Subansiri district.

He was the first to start paddy cum fishing and wheat cultivation in the Basar valley. Late Basar also played a pivotal role in development and upliftment of the Basar area through institution building and played a major role in establishment of SSB HQ, ICAR research centre and KVK at Basar sub-division.

Politically he was very active and was elected as Anchal Samity Member unopposed for three consecutive terms and was PPA General Secretary of West Siang district.  

As a social activist he spearheaded the movement against forceful shifting of Soi village during late 1960s. Late Dakto Basar is survived by his wife, four daughters, six sons besides several grandchildren. Er. Tomo Basar, Chief Engineer of PHED is his eldest son and Topi Basar his youngest daughter is the first LLM and PhD degree holder in Law from the State. Presently she is serving in the faculty of Law in Delhi University. Galo Welfare Society has mourned his untimely demise and termed it as great loss to the people of Basar and the Galo community at large.


APEMA mourns Vijay Cheda’s death

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh Electronic Media Association (APEMA) today expressed deep shock at the untimely death of Vijay Cheda, 27, a contractor, in a tragic accident at Hunli along the Anini-Roing road on Saturday morning.

Describing it as a loss to the entire society, the members of APEMA prayed for the eternal peace for the departed soul.

Vijay is the younger brother of Arunachal Press Club president Chopa Cheda.

The mortal remains of Vijay were taken by road from Hunli to his native village Lasak Cheda under Pipu circle of East Kameng district for the last rites.


Extempore speech competition

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Society for Education and Environmental Development (SEED) Bolung, Roing conducted a school level extempore speech competition as part of the Children’s Day celebration at Govt. Sec. School Bizari, Lower Dibang Valley on November 14.

SEED director Mibo Pertin encouraged the students’ community to opt for right and positive path to become a responsible citizen.

Headmaster Tony Pertin advised the students to participate in such co-curricular activities for their overall development.

SMC chairman Obuk Ratan distributed prizes to the winners.


VKV Kuporijo releases Sangam-III

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A Hindi magazine “Arun Prabha Sangam-III” was released by T. Ramsing, Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec School, Daporijo yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, he asked the students to practice writing and improve reading skills which will enrich vocabulary and knowledge.

The magazine consists 42 articles in Hindi compiled by the students of class VIII to X. Apart from that, 103 Hindi articles were displayed in 39 charts.


RSS camp concludes

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organizing secretary of Arunachal Pradesh unit Pradeep Joshi opined that the pseudo-seculars and selfish politicians are the real enemies to national integration.

Addressing the concluding day function of the four days state level ‘Ghosh’ camp organized by RSS at Ruksin today, Joshi said that Arunachal, to make progress, must follow the path of development through culture and traditional social values.

“The RSS works hand in hand with people of Arunachal in order to make a self-sustainable society. The youths and intellectuals of this remotest hill state must be cautious about the emerging serious threats of global warming and economical aggression involving world powers,” he said.

The trainees and trainers from different districts participated in the camp which was held at the Ngorlung Govt. Middle School premises.


Essay competition marks Children’s day

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Children’s day was celebrated at Government Hr Sec School Palin on Nov 14 by organizing essay writing competitions among students by Assembly Youth Congress Committee (AYCC) of 18th Palin-Chambang Assembly Constituency.

Techi Tashino and Lugyo Tania won the first and second prizes in the senior category while Biri Nana and Toku Yayu bagged first and second prize in junior category. Altogether 70 students took part in it.


7th State Level Open Chess Tournament

ITANAGAR, Nov 16:  The All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association will organize the 7th State Level Open Chess Tournament at Nyikum Niya Hall Nirjuli from December 6 to 9. Top five winners of the tournament will be selected to represent Arunachal at National ‘B’ Chess Challenger, said the association in a release.


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at DHS

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: With the theme - ‘Clean and beautiful Arunachal’ for the current month, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was conducted by the officers and staff of the Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagan on Friday.

Beside cleaning the directorate complex they planted Royal Palm saplings and many indoor plants as part of the programme. Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Indra Mallo, DHS, Dr.K.Nishing and other senior doctors and staff enthusiastically took part in the planting programme.

The plants were planted at the site where almost a ton of garbage was removed during the previous month’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

Dr.K Nishing exhorted the entire health department of the state to follow the same and conduct similar beautification drives.


Death of Meder Nello movement leader mourned

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Apatani Meder Nello Council and Danyi Piilo Society, Ziro mourned the demise of Charun Kago Siira, a prominent leader of Meder Nello movement and founder Papii Meder Nello,

Siira died on November 12 after a brief illness. He was born on February 7, 1961.

Describing him as a man of prolific and versatile personality, the release stated that his immense contributions made towards Meder Nello movement of Apatani Community will be fondly remembered.

He was a renowned lyricist, singer, composer of Meder Nello Hymns, a shaman par excellence who revolutionized the ritual of Danyi Tunniing. He was also a dedicated social worker with multi dimensional roles who played major role in the indigenous tradition, faith, culture and identity, it said.

The organisations offered condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

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Google to make Arunachal specific project

Tuki visits Google Hq. for e-education in state

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday visited Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California, USA on an invitation by Google for the Google Global Education Symposium of Ministers.

As part of the Symposium, Tuki held detailed discussion with the Google Education Team headed by Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management, Michael de la Cruz, Global Head of Education, Bram Bout, Worlwide Director of Education and Gagandeep Singh Puri, Head of Education in India. This was a one of a kind interactive session and the first by any Chief Minister from Arunachal Pradesh.

Taking his vision to impart global standard education to the students of Arunachal Pradesh, Tuki, interacted enthusiastically for development of education.

Google being a pioneer in e-education would be of tremendous help in fulfilling the vision and ideals set by the State Government, he observed.

Google has started similar projects in Malaysia, Africa and other parts of the world with tremendous success.

Highlighting various problems associated with the education system in the state, the Chief Minister has sought ideas from Google about how to develop education in the state and impart quality education to each and every student without any bias.

The Chief Minister stressed on the importance of improving the standard of the teaching fraternity in the state and urged Google to impart training and know-how to the teachers in the state and bring them at par with international standard.

Google in turn expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for taking time out of his busy schedule and visit their headquarters.

Google highlighted the advancement in education these days and how Google has become a pioneer in the field of quality e-education and dedicated team of professionals in this regard.

Google has agreed to make detailed Arunachal specific report and project and bring in solutions keeping in mind the local issues associated with it. The Chief Minister further requested Google to invest in IT based industries in the state. Meanwhile, raising an important issue relating to wrong depiction of Arunachal Pradesh in Google Maps, Tuki requested for corrective measures. The Chief Minister made the matter very clear and submitted that ‘Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and will always remain so’ and appealed Google to rectify the mistake keeping in the mind the sensitivities of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and India as a whole. Google has assured to look into the matter and rectify it soon.

As a goodwill gesture the, Tuki presented traditional jackets of Arunachal Pradesh and Khadas to the Google team and has invited them to visit Arunachal Pradesh and experience the state and its people first hand.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Padi Richo, President, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee, who described this visit as a historic and pioneering and hoped that this wills usher in a new phase of development and quality education for Arunachal Pradesh. He also appreciated the efforts of the Chief Minister and his dedication for the people of the state.



Fire victims given financial assistance

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Education Minister Tapang Taloh along with director of Relief & Rehabilitation YW Ringu and local administrators visited the victims of recent fire victims of Kerang village yesterday and provided them with some financial assistance and essential items.

Taloh handed over a cheque amounting to Rs 6, 16,000 to the fire vitims and distributed blankets to all the 56 affected people.

West Siang Zilla Parisgad Chairperson, Yaman Bagra also contributed few amounts to the affected people from her side.

While consoling the fire victims, Taloh encouraged them to not lose heart at the time of such adversity. He suggested the villagers to avoid construction of houses in close distances to ensure minimum damage in event of such incidents.

The cash relief has been provided as per Government norms. However, we will pursue the Chief Minister for providing more assistance to the victims, Taloh said. He appealed for generous contributions from all for quick rehabilitation of those who have been rendered homeless in the devastating fire.

A team of Adi Bane Kebang led by its president Kangir Jamoh and ABK Papum Pare unit General Secretary Sekkong Pertin met the fire victims at Kerang yesterday and distributed few household items, like utensils and blankets to all the fire victims.

ABK appealed to the state government to provide more assistance to the affected people for their rehabilitation.



Demands inundate Wangsu on his maiden visit to Kanubari

KANUBARI, Nov 16: Demands for posting of teaching staff, electricity and water supply connectivity, rural health care facilities greeted Kanubari MLA Gabriel D. Wangsu during his 11-day-long maiden tour of his constituency.

Addressing a series of meeting in Kanubari, Chubam and Launu blocks, Wangsu assured the people to remain confident and commit to work together for overall development of the constituency.

“Development will simply not take place with just construction of buildings, bridges, roads and huts but there should be attitudinal change towards development; people should be reciprocal and receptive towards sustainable development”, Wangsu said while interacting with local leaders and villagers.

Every one of us should realise the needs of the society and must have the sense of humanity and love towards everyone, he said and added that there should be a paradigm shift in the process of development as per local needs.

Coming down heavily on poor quality of works, the MLA, who was accompanied by scores of public leaders and officers throughout the visits said, “I won’t believe the photos, but I shall visit each worksite to verify the work quality”. Enough of those kind of works, from now there should be sincerity and honesty towards development and that can be gauged with the quality of works, Wangsu said. During a meeting with all the HoDs, the MLA asked them to submit reports and briefed them about the works and ongoing programmes and urged the officers to perform their duties with integrity and honesty. “I will never allow any outsider to wrongfully interfere in the daily business of administration”, he further assured.

Addressing another sensitization programme on NERCORMP projects, Wangsu encouraged the PRI leaders and elders to take up different sustainable schemes under NERCORMP for overall growth   of rural economy. Each and everyone should be stakeholder and get benefit from such projects, he said while seeking integrated approach towards attaining self sufficiency.

During his tour, Wangsu also interacted with officials and teachers and inspected the entire government infrastructures including schools, health centres and colonies of Kanubari town. (DIPR)



Arunachalees can show the way to the nation: Gen. JJ Singh

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Former Governor Gen (Retd) JJ Singh, who arrived here on Saturday on a five-day trip on his research work, has, in his indomitable wished the Arunachalees a brighter tomorrow in a message.

“You are indeed a microcosm of India and your strength lies in your simplicity and diversity. Being like a small family with abundant resources, you can show the way to the rest of our nation and do us proud by excelling in every field.

He gave the message to senior journalist Pradeep Kumar, who called on him at Raj Bhawan guest house here today. The former governor, in his message, said: “Visit to Arunachal Pradesh is akin to home coming for me. Having spent five and half years in this enchanting land, its’ beautiful people, our association will be life-long. It is heartening to see the progress of various projects that took roots during my tenure here some of them having been completed successfully.

“As I often remarked that the people of Arunachal Pradesh are virtually sitting on a ‘gold mine’ – of opportunities, resources, natural beauty and rich mosaic of historical and cultural heritage, hence you have a bright future. You will discover this gold by working hard, adopting an innovative approach and enterprise.

“Do not forget my slogan of ‘Clean, Green & plastic-free Arunachal”, he added.



North-East Agri Fair concludes

Maksam Tayeng

PASIGHAT, Nov 16: The four days 8th North-East Agri Fair concluded at College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat today on a positive note to give more opportunities to the progressive farmers of the region.

Prof. SN Puri Vice Chancellor Central Agriculture urged the farming communities to be in touch with CHF, Pasighat for the expertise and get their problems and queries solved from scientists and experts available in the college.

He also urged CHF, Pasighat to maintain this response from the farmers and opined for bigger and larger North East Agri. Fair by involving all the KVKs and ATMAs under CAU, Imphal to give maximum exposure to farmers across North East. Puri also requested Dr. Mangla Rai former Secretary DARE Govt of India and to guide and support this CAU in general and CHF, Pasighat in particular for its bigger development.

Dr. Mangla Rai, DG ICAR NEW Delhi said that, if a small country like Thailand can earn huge amount of money by cut flower business in the world market, the same can be emulated by the farmers of the state which has rich flora. He expressed his satisfaction that good roads and airport are coming up fast in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which will boost up developmental works and help in setting up of colleges and universities.

Dean of CHF, Pasighat AK Pandey also spoke at the concluding day.



ESPA celebrates National Press Day

PASIGHAT, Nov 16: National Press Day was celebrated with enthusiasm by the East Siang Press Association (ESPA) here at the Siang Guest House conference hall.

Nari-Koyu MLA, Kento Rina and Loksabha MP Ninong Ering attended the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of honour respectively.

Speaking at the occasion, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering said that “Our hard earned freedom could be converted into real independence if concerted efforts of media fraternity is continued to uplift the society”.  He was of the view that, media in the district and state at large need to grow and embolden themselves without any biasness and contribute more toward social building.

Extending warm greetings to the media fraternity, Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina expressed the hope that the occasion would inspire press persons to maintain highest standards of professionalism.

The MLA laid stress on the need to report on more issues that are generally left untouched. Being an important component and fourth pillar of democracy, journalists should fearlessly raise common people’s feeling and developmental activities through their reporting skills without any sort of political influence. They have to be accountable to their reports and sources, he noted.

Rina felicitated HK Roy for his outstanding services in the field of media. Over the years, Roy’s commendable service has brought glory not only to himself but to the state at large, Rina opined.

SP Devendar Arya said drugs abuse, alcoholism, violation of traffic rules were big challenges to the society. He appreciated the untiring efforts of ABK (WW) to bring in changes in dealing with such problems. Arya said that press should be given adequate space for freedom of expression so that they do their work effectively.

ESPA, Secretary, Ipak Diyum urged for support and co-operation from every quarter for media’s independent functioning. President ESPA Maksam Tayeng stressed on need of support and cooperation from the district administration as well police for free and fair reporting. He said that media in the district are often bullied by certain quarters for not working under their dictation.

ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, host of officers and leaders also spoke on the occasion and shared their suggestions to boost the morale of the media fraternity.



Resentment against road construction

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Nov 16:  Public of Chetam Circle have expressed their deep resentment over the work carried out by PWD Tali Division at Chetam to Pip Sorag (BADP) road during the 2008-2013.

They alleged that, despite involving crores of money for the work, there is no sign of development, which reflects the failure of the implementing agency.

Recently, villagers of the area lodged a complaint to the higher authority against the concern department and erring officers responsible for the misuse of money.

Villagers alleged that huge amount of bills were paid to many persons without following the laid down procedures.

In many places mud is alleged to have been used in place of cement for construction of retaining wall, culvert and drainages.

In the DPR of the project there were some bridges mentioned but so far there is no sign of bridge even after spending huge amount of money, they alleged.

Further, villagers appealed to the government to inquire into the matter and initiate legal action against all those responsible for the misuse of money.



Tea Board organizes workshop on Plant Protection Code

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Tea Board Regional Office here organized a day-long workshop on Plant Protection Code (PPC) for Small Tea Growers at Dollung Mukh yesterday.

Highlighting the aim and objective of the workshop, Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’ Association, president, Tadak Gab informed that PPC addresses the issues of consumers for a safe, healthier and environment friendly tea and also the issues of sustainability challenges faced by the industry, safeguarding the plantation environment, welfare of workers and long term security of supply.

The ultimate objective of the PPC is to minimize the negative impact of pesticides on humans, wildlife and the environment, he said.

The Tea Board Officials explained in detail the methods of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to manage pests and diseases in tea garden. It was emphasised that the off season is the important time to carry out various cultural practices in tea garden to minimize attacks of pests and diseases during the peak season.

The small tea growers were urged to follow the organized Tea Gardens’  Cold Weather Practices such as correct type of pruning with mixture of different types of pruning, hand cleaning, banjhi cleaning, caustic washing, drain cleaning and deepening, shade lopping, manual  weeding, shade planting etc before starting the next season to minimize pest and disease.

The TRA expert elaborated different cultural practices to manage major pests of tea and explained how plant crude aquaus extracts can be prepared from easily available plants like Dhopat tita, khor pat, Agora, bitter fern etc  to control some major pests of tea in case of low and moderate attack. He also demonstrated on pruning as well as cultural practices during field visit.

Various Do’s and Don’ts in tea pest management, guidelines of pesticide use, storage, transportation and disposal of pesticide containers, keeping proper gap from spraying to plucking etc as mentioned in PPC were highlighted. The list of recommended chemicals (PPFs) was distributed among the tea growers.

It was also informed that from January one next year, every factory will have to give declaration for every invoice that “teas have been made from green leaf for which only PPFs as recommended in the PPC have been used“.

The awareness programmes on the PPC aimed to help the small tea growers to face no problem in supplying green leaves to BLF from next season.

The programme was attended by approximately 30 growers of the locality.



Pema kicks off second leg of constituency tour

TAWANG, Nov 16:  Minister for Tourism, UD, Art & Culture etc. Pema Khandu started his second leg of constituency developmental tour at Jangda village yesterday. The weeklong tour is expected to cover about 16 remote villages by the end of Nov 24. The annual developmental tour aims at understanding the problems and hardship faced by people of rural and far flung areas under his constituency.

The Minister along with his entourage trekked about 7 km to reach Jangda and later, he visited Shyro village, en-route to the village Pema inspected with the Shyro-Jangda PWD road and directed the executing agency to expedite the work.

Addressing the mammoth gathering at both the villages, Pema laid emphasis on imparting quality education to children and stressed on adopting horticulture activates in the area as a sustainable source of income generation. Advising the younger generation on preservation of tradition and culture Pema said, “These days the younger generations are being swayed in imitating the western culture in the name of modernization, where in jeopardizing our own identity and existence”.  

The villagers of Jangda and Shyro requested the Minster to expedite the road construction work and early completion of the bridge connecting the two villages. Pema informed the villagers that he has already taken-up the matter with the concern authorities proposing for a 70-R Bailey bridge instead of RCC bridge.  

Pema today visited the Lhou Tso, one of the largest villages in entire Tawang district.

In a memorandum to the Minister, the villagers who are the downstream dwellers expressed their resentment over the hazardous seepage of human discharge and sewage by the Indian Army causing water and environmental pollution. In response, Pema directed the Tawang Deputy Commissioner Jang and ADC to take up the matter with the Army authorities.

In his public address at Lhou, while advocating the learning of Bodhi language, Pema said, “Bodhi language is the medium to wholly understand the true essence of Buddhism and is an integral part of our culture”.

Apart from stressing on the importance of education, safeguarding tradition and culture; Pema in his tour to the villages cautioned not to compromise with the quality of works while implementing the schemes sanctioned by the government.  

Pema was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Tawang, Abhisek Dev, ADC Tawang, Tapasya Raghav, ADC Jang, Dilip Chutia, DCC President Nawang Sempa, ZPC Jambey Tsering, HODs, PRI representatives and public leaders of his constituency.



Maintain cordial relation with neighbouring state: Moyong

ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The first tri-ennial conference of Gonotantrik Nagorik Suroksha Monch (GNSM) was held at Simen Chapori, Dhemaji district, Assam recently.

Attending the function, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal assured construction of four-lane road from Bhaihata Charali to Jonai. He also said that flood control measures would be taken up on priority basis and advised the gathering to maintain good inter-state relationship between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion, Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong urged the people of Assam and Arunachal to maintain the age-old cordial relationship for the benefits of people of both the sisterly states.

He appealed to the union minister for more infrastructure development in North East region and added that the central government should give more sports quota to North East.

The MLA lauded the Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs for introducing Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan in the country and also appreciated MoS (Independent) for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal and MoS Home Kiran Rijiju for their efforts to bring development in the North Eastern States.

The conference was attended by various communities living at Simen Chapori of Dhemaji disrict , Assam.

---- Editorial ----



Time to look beyond cricket

In recent years Indian athletes has been achieving major milestone at international sporting events. Such achievements are incredible because apart from cricket other sports are still struggling to make their presence felt. However, today in a historic day for Indian badminton, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth clinched the women's and men's singles title of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier respectively. In an incredible event young Srikanth notched up a stunning straight-game victory over two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to register his maiden Super Series title.

These victories for sure will inspire young generation shuttlers. Indian boxers, wrestlers and hockey team have also brought laurel to the country in recent years. Also in the ongoing Indian Super League football event Indian players are performing remarkably and are rubbing shoulders with best players of the world. There is no dearth of sporting talent in this country.  Government agencies and corporate bodies should come out and support such sporting talents.  It is time we look beyond cricket and start recognizing the achievements of other sporting heroes.

----Readers Forum ----



Need for toilets

 Dear Editor,

There are no proper toilets in some educational institutions, hospitals and in the market places in the state.

Ladies are the main victims of defective toilet system.

The following points may be adopted for effective toilet system.

In the market places toilets should be constructed with adequate water supply and there should be separate toilet for Ladies and Gents.

Care takers maybe posted who would be eligible to collect entry fee from the users.

Rules and regulations may be adopted by the market committee regarding the maintenance of the toilet.

In the educational institutions, there should be toilets with adequate water supply.

Awareness campaign on keeping the toilet neat and clean should be conducted by the Head of the institution.

In the hospitals, there should be adequate water supply along with facilities for cleanliness.

In the bus stands, there should be separate toilet for Ladies and Gents.

The above points should be adopted for the conveniences of the people of state and the tourists will also have privileges of a proper toilet in Arunachal Pradesh.


Dakyi Lomri




Regarding an Ad

Dear Editor,

This is regarding an advertisement by the Chief Estate Officer, which was published on 15th Nov in your daily. I would like to know regarding the experience certificate as mentioned in the advertisement.

As per my Knowledge experience certificate is not issued by various departments of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.

So I don't think there is need of experience certificate for appearing in such kinds of interview.  According to the advertisement published there should be minimum 3 years experience in eviction of unauthorized occupation. As per my knowledge they can ask Educational Certificate regarding Eviction instead of experience certificate.


Samual Mongku




An appeal from contractors

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Deputy Commissioner as chairman and Deputy Director of School Education Daporijo as member secretary, that the last instalment payments to the contractors for School Building under SSA vide order No. EDN/US/SSA/BLDG/2013-2014 has not been paid yet. The last pending instalment have been sanctioned and disbursed from the SPD (SSA) Rajya Mission Itanagar on the month of August 2014.

The contractors were denied of mobilization funds and once again, the delaying of paying the last instalment is a kind of financial humiliation to the poor contractors who have donated their land for the construction of school building without asking for compensations.

In this regard, I would like to appeal the Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director of School Education of Upper Subansiri District to look into the matter and release the last instalment so that the poor contractors don't feel humiliated and fall into financial debts.


An Aggrieved Contractor





Dear Editor,

With reference to advertisement  ESD/EDN/SSA/Res/support staff /appointment/13-14/, it mentioned that application are invited from bonafied citizens of India for filling up the vacant posts but in the eligibility criteria, it is again mentioned that candidates should be preferably local. I would like to question the department whether preferably local means candidates belonging to East Siang alone?

Are aspirants from other districts also eligible?


Miten Taku

Upper Siang  






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