November 21


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DFC, Subansiri enter final in GTMT

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 20:  Doimukh Football Club and Subansiri United FC have successfully stormed into the final of 2nd Gora Tamer Memorial Tournament 2014. DFC will take on Subansiri United FC in the final match which will be played on 22nd November at RG Stadium here. DFC defeated Todo United by walkover, while Subansiri United FC thrashed GMSC by 2-0 in a thrilling match. Roshan Ramching in the 23rd minute scored the first goal and it was seconded by Kaling Tatin in the dying minutes of first half. GMSC failed to net even a single goal till the final whistle.


Anung Wangsu wins Jaago Nari, Dauro Naari

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Anung Wangsu emerged as winner of the marathon race with the slogan "Jaago Nari, Dauro Naari"- which was held from KV no.2 Chimpu to Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here yesterday. She bagged a cash prize of Rs 50000.

The second and third position went to Sony Nalo and Yam Natung who took away cash prizes of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 each.

Themed 'run to free women from violence', the marathon race was organized to commemorate the 97th Birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and was organized by Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) with the support of Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Later, addressing all the participants, APMCC president Kamala Lingi expressed her happiness with the participation and appealed all womenfolk to come forward in contributing all round development of the state, as well as the nation.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) vice president referring to late prime minister as a daring lady said that she will always be remembered for her determination, bold initiatives and supreme sacrifice.

He appealed the gathering of women to take inspiration from late prime minister's life.

In the race, 20 others were given consolation prizes of Rs 5000 and Rs 2000 each as the cash prize.


All set to welcome President

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 20: All preparations to welcome the President of India Pranab Mukherjee to Naharlagun has been completed. He will be attending the first convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Yupia on 21st November and address the people of the state.

The road from Naharlagun to Yupia has been decorated with tri-colour flags as part of the preparation to accord a warm welcome to the first citizen of the country.  DIPRO


APDA welcomes govt move

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors' Association (APDA) has welcomed the decision of Government of Arunachal Pradesh for sanctioning posts of Director Medical Education (Training & Research), Director Family Welfare and 65 posts of Specialists and Super-Specialists.

The creation of two more Directorates in Department of Health and Family Welfare was long standing wish of the doctors and staffs of the department for smooth and efficient functioning of the department, APDA said in a release.

The decision of the government to recruit specialists and super-specialists will immensely benefit the public by improving the quality of health care in all the General Hospitals and District Hospitals of the state. Moreover, it will open up employment opportunities for the young doctors of the state, it added.


APETA seeks devolution of power to DEE

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers' Association (APETA) has sought devolution of power to the Directorate of Elementary Education (DEE) as State Project Director (SPD).

In its reminder letter to the Chief Secretary referring to the order SEDN/46/2003 Dt. 28/10/2010 which says that the DEE shall look after the entire elementary education including SSA-RTE programmes, the Association made this demand.

The order also states that the DEE shall ipso facto act as the SPD.


FLCC conducted at Liromoba

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: A Financial Literary Counseling Camp (FLCC) was conducted by Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd Tirbin Branch at Liromoba in West Siang district on November 17.

Branch Manager Tirbin branch, J Lombi, highlighted that as Tirbin, Liromoba and Tai areas are far from the district headquarters Aalo, people face lots of problem and hence Apex bank has come up with a branch at Tirbin.

Further, he advised the people of Liromoba area to open their account at Tirbin instead of Aalo Branch to avail befits such as PM's Jan Dhan Yojna, Kisaan Credit Card, availing loan for Self Help Group (SHG) and urged them to maintain SHG Book keeping, their deposit and cash withdraw system.

Chairperson, Regional Institute of Rural Development (RIRD) Jumde Yomgam Gamlin, who was the resource person on the occasion, urged women Self Help Groups to work on social issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, gender equality and political education.

Meanwhile, career counseling was conducted at Liromoba Govt. Hr School and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was organized at Liromoba town where hundreds of people participated.


Swachch Bharat Abhiyan

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was conducted in Government Higher Secondary School, Kalaktang, West Kameng from Nov 14-19. The school teachers and students cleaned the entire school compound, general ground and the market of Kalaktang.

RK Khrimey, former Minster of Arunachal Pradesh attended the program on Nov 18 and in his speech he stressed on the Gandhian Philosophy of cleanliness and hygiene. He asked the gathering to make cleanliness and hygiene a part of life.

On the same day Khrimey, also visited the State Bank of India where the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) company at Kalaktang had assisted villagers from and nearby villages of Kalaktang to open their accounts in the State Bank of India under the "Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan yojana".

Khrimey, while interacting with the villagers highlighted the benefits of the scheme launched all over India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Cleanliness was drive organized at Boleng town under the initiative of the Boleng Bazar Committee on 19th November.

People from all walks of life participated in large numbers and carried out massive cleaning operations of all the colonies of the town.

The town area was divided into segments and committees were formed in each segment with a leader to carry out the cleaning work. The cleanliness drive under Swachch Bharat Abhiyan symbolically concluded at ADC office, Boleng.

The Bazar Committee, along with prominent public and youth leaders of Boleng town pledged to routinely carry out such cleanliness drive in the future.


ASCYA demand activation of BSNL

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The All Sangdupota Circle Youth Association (ASCYA) has demanded activation of BSNL tower at Basarnallo.

In its letter to the general manager, BSNL, Itanagar, it claimed that the tower which was erected in 2012 is yet to start functioning depriving local people of connectivity.

It claimed that the BSNL authorities have assured early activation of the tower, before March 2015.

The association has appealed for erecting one more BSNL tower at Tapioso- Habia Panchayat.


Workshop for small tea growers held

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Tea Board Regional office, Itanagar organized a  one-day awareness workshop on the Plant Protection Code (PPC) for small tea growers (STGs) at Balijan today. More than 50 local growers attended the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Hage Chubu, Agricultural Development Officer of Balijan appreciated the move of TBI to sensitize tea growers on PPC.

Various Do's & 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 during the workshop.

Training was also imparted on pruning and cold weather practices in controlling major pests of tea.

Earlier, the aim and objective of the workshop was explained by Tana Tad, District Vice - President of the Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers' Association, according to a release.


Vigilance and monitoring committee meet

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (D.L.V& M.C.) meeting and Governing Body Meeting of DRDA, West Kameng District, was held on 20th November 2014 in Bomdila.

In the key note address, A. K.  Singh,   Deputy  Commissioner described  the  importance  of  all  RD programmes and basic  objectives/concepts   of  the  centrally  sponsored   schemes. He said that it is  for  economically  uplift of the  poor  people   in  the  rural  areas.  

Local MLA Japu Deru appreciated  the  implementation  of   MGNREGA  scheme.  

He said that programme gave an opportunity for all to make a living.  

Tasso  Gambo,  Project  Director,  DRDA  presented  the   Draft  Annual   Action  Plan   and  achievement  report  of  all  flagship  schemes  of  R. D.  programmes for  the  year   2013-14.   

The  house  unanimously  approved  all  the  proposals  in    Annual Action Plan  for West Kameng  District    submitted  by  the  B.D.O.s  respectively.

The meeting chaired Chewang Lhamu,  Chairperson (Zilla  Parishad/DRDA) was attended by   PRI   members  from  various  blocks.


Infant Mortality Reduction Programme

ITANAGAR, Nov 20:  Infant mortality reduction programme in the form of a health camp was conducted today at Longbo village, a remote area in Tirap district.

The core activity of the programme is primarily targeted for welfare of the children below one year and pregnant women in order to reduce the infant mortality and maternal deaths in the district.

During the camp immunization, general health check up, ANC and Vitamin A supplementation etc was carried out. IEC/BCC on leading cause of death of infant and pregnant women and its preventive measures were given to peer groups.

Earlier, similar kind of programme was also conducted at Paniduria village on 18th November, said Dr.K.Perme DMO Khonsa.


ASM Lenka Panchayat seek IRBN post

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Informing that four miscreants claiming themselves to be NDFB cadre had tried extorting money from the villagers and contractors of Tengabari under Lenka Panchayat on November 18 last, the Anchal Samiti Member has called upon the Home Minister to immediately establish an IRBN post in the area.

The ASM claimed that two of the miscreants, Prosant Daimary and Alhen Daimary, have been arrested by the local police and appealed for awarding exemplary punishment to the arrested persons.

Also claiming that people from neighbouring state often trespass in the jurisdiction of Lenka Panchayat, he requested the local police to conduct regular patrolling in the area.

The ASM further appealed the local administration to issue gun license to the people living near the boundary area.

SSA funds misappropriated in Arunachal: BJP

Itanagar, Nov 20: The BJP today alleged that huge amounts of central funds allocated for Computer Aided Learning (CAL) programme under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has been "misappropriated" by Arunachal Pradesh education department, a charge denied by the state government.

"The education department misappropriated the amount by awarding contract to a firm without floating any tender," BJP state-level monitoring and vigilance committee chairman Tapen Siga said in a press conference here.

The firm's chairman is state Congress president Padi Richo and it was registered at Shillong on January 7, 2009, three days prior to signing of the MoU with the state's SSA Mission, Siga said.

When contacted, Richo refuted the charge, saying he was being targeted as he had taken charge of the state's Congress unit.

An education department spokesperson said there was no truth in the charges.

The MoU was signed between the state's SSA Mission and the Arunachal Pradesh Manpower and Project Consultancy Ltd, on January 10, 2009 for supplying CAL materials to 256 primary schools in the state.

Demanding a CBI probe into the scam, Siga alleged that though the total contract amount was Rs 18.99 crore, the department paid 27.71 crore to the firm.

A nine-member state-level monitoring and vigilance committee was constituted a few months back under the guidance of BJP leader and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju to monitor the implementation of developmental projects in the state and to keep vigil on proper utilisation of central funds.

"The committee has identified a few departments where huge amount of central funds provided for developmental projects were reportedly mismanaged. The committee is trying to find out facts behind those reports," he added. PTI



Penalty imposed against 23 irregular teachers in Kurung Kumey

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: In a far-reaching and bold decision, the Kurung Kumey DDSE-cum-DPO has imposed penalty to 23 SSA teachers for dereliction of duty.

The penalty was imposed under "no work no pay' (under contractual service rule 1965) by not paying one-month salary as the teachers did not obtain leave permission from concerned authority.

Announcing this decision after hour long discussion in a explanation cum counseling meeting at Koloriang on November 18 last, DDSE Tai Tach asked all the teachers to be punctual in their duty.

Describing the imposition of penalty as exemplary punishment, Tach warned the irregular and non-performing teachers of more harsh action as per norms.

Each of 23 teachers gave different reasons for their irregularity in the meeting. While some cited medical reasons, others said that unavailability of teachers' quarters and remoteness were the reasons for being absent from work.     

SSA DPC Biri Tach has advised teachers to be regular in their duty in spite of shortage of infrastructure. "Teaching is a noble job and one must do his duty from heart and soul," he said and urged the teachers to inform him of any problem while on duty and not to remain absent without leave.

Biri Tach also assured the teachers of all cooperation in case of unavoidable circumstance.     

Appreciating the steps taken by the authority against the irregular teachers, AASSATA spokesperson Tagru Suraj appealed one and all, especially teachers to work hard for better education to children in Kurung Kumey district. He further requested the penalized teachers to think it 'as good lesson and not to take it on personal level.'

Suraj also assured the DDSE and DPC that AASSATA would cooperate with the authorities for quality education in the district, according to an official release.



HRD working on special provision for NE : Irani

AAPSU members call on HRD minister

NEW-DELHI, Nov 20: Union Minister Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani gave assurance to a delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) that the ministry is working on a special provision for the North East.

She further urged the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to send proposals at earliest so that demands can be incorporated.

She said this while meeting AAPSU team led by its President Kamta Lapung, Spokesperson Tanya Agu and Obang Ngupok, General Secretary Arunachal Students' Union Delhi (ASUD) at her office in New-Delhi on Wednesday.  

AAPSU team submitted a memorandum to HRD minister requesting her to give approval for establishment of Colleges at Longding, Jairampur and Charju nearby Khonsa at the earliest which the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has placed in the Ministry last year. The apex students union also raised NCERT curriculum and requested the minister to include Arunachal in its curriculum so that rest of India know about Arunachal. The Union also opined that Arunachalee people are facing racial discrimination in other parts of India as the people are not aware about Arunachal and its people.

Seeking adequate funds for infrastructural development of Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills, AAPSU in its representation said that RGU is plagued with poor infrastructures. It further cited Tezpur University of Assam which is far better than RGU in terms of infrastructure though it came up much later.

In a separate meeting with the Secretary Education MHRD Satya N. Mohanty, AAPSU team requested him to increase the intake capacity in all the departments of North East Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST).



District BJYM unit alleges misuse of road fund, pleads for enquiry

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: While alleging misuse and illegal diversion of fund meant for construction of PMGSY road from Khenewa to Nampe (Package No. AR/03/01/31) under Rural Development department, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) East Kameng district unit today requested the higher authority for enquiry to ascertain the facts and to avoid any misuse of funds.

Informing that the Union Rural Development Ministry had accorded financial sanction amounting to Rs. 2730.55 lakhs in the year 2012-13 for construction of the aforesaid road, Fai Neri and Rumak Lee Jomoh, President and Vice-President of BJYM East Kameng district unit in a complaint letter to Secretary, Rural Works Department, alleged that the major work executed by the contractor is in deviation of the original DPR.

"The official of the RW Department in collusion with the contractor has diverted the work from its original DPR which violates the mandatory provision of PMGSY guideline," they further alleged and appealed to the higher authority to direct the contractor to execute the work as per original DPR keeping in mind the PMGSY guidelines and terms and condition of the contract agreement. "Moreover, there was an estimate for construction of Bridge over Sebi River at Chaiinage at an estimated cost of Rs. 91,75,051.77 which has not been built till today but the entire money has been released and siphoned off," the complainants alleged.



All India cooperative week celebration concludes

Staff Reporter

DOIMUKH, Nov 20:  The 61st All India Cooperative Week Celebration has concluded today in a positive note here at Multipurpose Auditorium Doimukh. The week-long celebration with theme, 'cooperative model for sustainable and inclusive growth' was kick-started on 14 November 2014, organised by Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) in collaboration with Apex bank, Dikrong Lamp and MarkFED.

During the course of celebration various topics were discussed in length such as, cooperative for better living, cooperative identity for brand building, cooperative and financial inclusiveness and strengthening member service.

Speaking on valedictory function Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker, Nabam Rebia called upon the cooperative society members to encourage and promote self help groups as it would benefit unemployed youths.

Rebia who is also local MLA of Doimukh added that individualistic and self-centered approaches of the people have hampered the development in the state. Political interference should be minimized and discouraged in public sector undertaking and financial generating institutes adding that it hampers the growth, Rebia said.

Encouraging the cooperative society members, Rebia urged them to be self-reliant without much depending on the state government. He also suggested the cooperative members to focus on skill development programme and workshop so that youths may get benefitted.

Secretary Cooperation KJR Burman in his address said that expansion of cooperative movement is need of the hour in the state for socio-economic development. He also said that the cooperation has to work in tandem with state government while adding that imparting quality training is important for marketing.

Cooperative Society Registrar said that the cooperation is needed to put concerted efforts to revive cooperative movement saying the many private companies are coming up.

Bengia Hemanto, Chairman (APSCU) highlighted the objectives to the union and expressed the hope that government would extend full support to the cooperation. Resource persons from Rajiv Gandhi University and various officers also attended the function.



Border Area Cultural festival

DAPORIJO, Nov 20: A two days Border Area Cultural festival was held at Orak in Limeking circle of Upper Subansiri district on Nov 12 and 13 by the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, in collaboration with North East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur.

The festival was organised with an aim to bring together and provide a platform for the people of the border and backward areas to showcase their culture and tradition through folk dances and songs.

Captain Dr. M. D. Tripathy of the Artillery unit of Indian Army, while inaugurating the gathering, urged the local population to preserve their cultural diversity and appreciated the organising of the festival, as it brought the people closer together.

Speaking on the occasion, D. Vashun, Deputy Director, NEZCC, appealed to the local people to cooperate with the Army personnel who guard and protect our borders.

District Art & Culture Officer Tako Dupit and SCO Taw Ekke also spoke on the occasion explaining about the objectives of the festival

The festival saw the participation of 10 cultural troupes of the area in folk dances, songs etc. A volley ball competition was also organised during the occasion. (DIPRO)



Teloisa Mele passes away


TEZU, Nov 20: The first woman teacher of the state, erstwhile NEFA, Teloisa Mele was laid to her eternal rest today. She had passed away on Wednesday night.

She was the lone child, born to Late Ekoh Mele and Kesheli Chai of 19th Mile village in Sunpura circle on 1st January 1937 in Lohit district of the then undivided Assam.  

With the clock striking the midnight hour on August 14-15, 1947 a new nation took its rightful place among the comity of the nations; with  the first prime minister of free India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru delivering his now famous 'Tryst with Destiny' speech on the floor of the parliament.

Here in Tezu of NEFA, to commemorate the occasion; an Assistant Political Officer late Lakheswar Sharma had by then arrived in Tezu from Sadiya to hoist the national flag of a 'free nation' on 15th August. It was, when he noticed a young girl of 6-7 years outsmarting the rest in appearance as well as actions. Impressed, after consultation with the parent of the young girl, Sharma and his late wife Pronita took the girl under their wings, along with rest of their children and enrolled her to a school at Goshala Market in Sadiya. She continued her education until 1952 at the Sadiya and later joined another one at Margherita with hostel facilities to pursue higher education. During her educational stay in Margherita, an education officer by the name of Simon encouraged her to undergo training as a teacher. She was further boosted towards the teaching profession by another towering educationist, Indira Miri, who herself later went on to become the builder of education system in the present day state of Arunachal Pradesh.

After completion of her teacher training, she joined her service as an assistant teacher in 1956 in Tezu and retired on 1st January' 1997.  

She was recognized by the state government for her outstanding contribution, sincerity, dedication in creating awareness about education and her duties by awarding her the Best State Teacher Award in the year by awarding her the "Best State Teacher" award in 1983.  

Being a visionary, she was also instrumental in urging her mother, Kesheli Chai, a Gaonburi of Sonpura to donate land for the setting up of the present day VKV School. As a result, countless engineers, doctors, administrative officials, businesspersons, other alumni of the school occupy and will continue to occupy higher echelons of public importance.  

She led a blissfully wedded life after her marriage to Dratu Lingi, a Translator for Mishmi Language. However, the destiny of a happy life was short-lived, when her husband was snatched off her life. Despite being widowed at an early age, she ensured that no stones were left unturned with regard to education for her children. Of the five siblings, the eldest, Bisar Lingi is a headmaster, while one of the daughters, Mana Lingi is a principal in government school. Other daughter, Mala Linggi is a District Sports Officer, in fact, she is the first Arunachalee woman to graduate as a Bachelor in Physical Education from premiere institute of Laxmibai Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior. Eldest daughter, Maya Lingi is first Arunachalee woman to hold M.Phil degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Univiersity, Delhi is presently working as an additional director in Parliament of India. The youngest son, Biraj Lingi is self-employed as well as a singer par-excellence.

One of her illustrious student, who incidentally happen to be a National Teacher Awardee-2013, Hage Bibijan recalled with much love and affection, how her beloved teacher used to knock the door of every house in the vicinity of the school in Telluliang village, urging parents to enrol their kids in the school way back in the year 1964, when education was almost nil in the area.

"I owe the honour of being an National Teacher Awardee to my first teacher, who imbibed in us the values of sincerity, integrity, dedication towards one's duties and responsibilities at formative stage of our lives", the national teacher awardee said.  

MLA, Tezu, Dr. Mohesh Chai too arrived to pay his homage to the departed soul, opined that, " she was a guiding light in the darkness and a role model for inspiring the girls and their parents towards education, when education was almost nil in the region.



Union conducts plantation prog at Polytechnic


PASIGHAT, Nov 20: Several members of East Siang district unit of All Arunachal Unemployed Union today conducted a plantation cum social service programme at Govt Polytechnic College at Pasighat Hill top.

The union members in association of the polytechnic students planted 50 saplings in the college premise and also cleaned up the campus.

The union president (East Siang unit), Tanong Tamuk said the union has engaged a member for few months to the planted saplings by taking proper care and protection. The saplings are varied to fruits, shrubs and ornamental species.

Tamuk informed that his union has been demanding the authority for early posting of official staffs to the polytechnic institute besides providing necessary infrastructure for its smooth function. They also demanded the government for granting fund for erection of boundary fencing/wall around the college for the safety and security of the lives and properties inside the technical institution.


APWWS decries molestation, proposes Commission for Children

ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The APWWS (CEC) vehemently condemns the molestation of a juvenile at Roing, Lower Dibang Valley Dist by a Police officer.

It is a matter of great concern and danger that the law giver and protector have become a perpetrator of crimes on young children and women.

Authority should not spare such personnel who is a blot to the whole system.  Stringent action as per law should be taken so that it becomes a deterrent and no men in uniform dares to commit such kind of heinous act, said APWWS president Gumri Ringu.

The accused must be booked under the relevant section of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012 and no bail should be granted in such case, the statement added. There is steep rise in the child rape and molestation case so it is high time that the state govt. takes the matter very seriously and constitute a separate Commission for children to safeguard the future of our next generation before it is too late, read the statement.



A Great Debate

Changlang Nov 20: Changlang witnessed a great debate among the students of upper primary schools of Changlang sub-division, today, at DIET auditorium over the topic "Inner Line Permit System in Arunachal Pradesh, a boon or blockade to development."

The debate competition organized by the District Administration Changlang was participated by the students from nine schools of Changlang sub-division.

After the fierce battle of relevant opinions among these young debaters on the controversial topic which was followed by a question round, the team from Green Lawn, Changlang managed to convince the adjudicators to pick them up the first place. The team from Govt Hr Sc. School, Changlang stood second followed by the team from Holy Rosary School at third place.

Deputy Commissioner Changlang, Chanchal Yadav urged the students to be attentive and gain maximum information from the programme. She was impressed with the good performance displayed by the young students.

Earlier, Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, a jury member, while giving confidence to the participating candidates asked them to keep practicing.

K Megu, Principal, Rang Frah Govt. College, the other jury member encourage them to overcome stage fear and asked them to give their best performances.

All the contesting schools were provided with a mentor, the man of letters, to facilitate the contesting candidates with required materials, necessary guidance, etc enabling them to have maximum advantage from the competition, he added.

---- Editorial ----


Lack of professionalism hurting growth of football

Todo United FC of Arunachal Pradesh scripted history, when they stunned Mohun Bagan Football Club, Kolkata by 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the North East India Cup Football-2014 tournament held at North Lakhimpur, Assam. First time in the history of Arunachal football, a team from state has managed to defeat an established football club like Mohan Bagan, which has rich history. Such kind of result can give fillip to the football in the state.

Despite being the most popular sports, football has not grown properly. Lack of professionalism has badly hurt the growth of football.  At a time when Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has taken Indian football by storm, it is strange that not a single player from Arunachal is playing in the popular league. The football administrators of Arunachal should take some blame for failing to improve infrastructures at grass-root level. Poor infrastructure is the biggest hurdle for development of football. All the stakeholders should join together and work for the improvement of football in Arunachal. In the meanwhile let us rejoice over spectacular success of Todo United FC.

----Readers Forum ----



Please detour, Mr. President

Dear Editor,

If Mr. President Pranab Mukerjee gets a little more adventurous, and asks his driver not to follow the Pilot Car and drives around random sectors of Capital Complex, rather than in the planned route Helipad, Yupia Road---NIT, right now Shinning,  we can have speedy, rare maintenance of roads everywhere in Capital Complex perhaps.

For example, he could drive from Helipad to Karsingsa and enjoy  the ride.

Also if he plans on a road trip to other districts as real Arunachal is out there, not just capital complex), I could hope the roads which have not been repaired since my school days may get some life back.


Mito Rumi




Will the condition get any better?

Dear Editor,

Adi basti is one of the oldest colonies in Itanagar and yet the road is in its worst condition. To top it one has to go through unpleasant smell of garbage laid openly in front of the colony which looks highly unhygienic and annoys you at the same time. There was never a concrete road. Few years back it was mended only to change and take its rugged and uneven form after a few rainfalls. Adi basti is in real need of attention from the concern authorities as the people residing there is facing great difficulties, also it is a sloppy area and a bad road connection can make it prone to accidents. I want to question the concern authority if the condition of road will get any better? Or it will remain neglected?


Concern resident of Adi Basti




An open letter to CM

Dear Editor,         

Reposing full faith in your leadership, the people of 35 Pangin Constituency elected the INC candidate placed by you in the last election hoping that he would convey our grievances to you for your kind consideration.

Under your leadership the people of 35 Pangin and 32 Rumgong constituency has been blessed with its own new district “Siang”for which we cherish and appreciate your government.

But your government has been misguided by our representative due to which the government has published the headquarter of Siang district as Nyobo which is not in existence. It is to inform you that there is no place called Nyobo in our constituency. Even the public of our constituency are in dilemma over the proposed headquarter. How a   district headquarters can be established in a non existence area or place?

To clear the issue a committee was formed under the direction of our representative to recommend a suitable place for establishment of headquarter as per feasibility.

So accordingly the committee submitted its report to ours and the representative of Rumgong constituency recommending Boleng as the headquarters of Siang district.

It is reverentially prayed before you with folded hands personally and your cabinet colleagues generally not to allow yourself to be misguided by anyone for  personal vested interest. To avoid the situation like Lower Siang is facing now we the people of Boleng town request you to kindly reconsider the name of the headquarter of Siang district as Boleng in the interest of the public.


Kaling Jamoh,

Rengo, Boleng




Thank you

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily, All Siyom Banggo Student’s Union (ASBSU) and the people of Jomlo Mobuk Circle 32- Rumgong Constituency Assembly, West Siang district would like to extend our gratitude to Education Minister Tapang Taloh for upgrading the Govt Secondary School, Pessing to Higher Secondary School. The student community and parents as whole also extend our heartfelt thanks to him for declaring all the schools under 32-Rumgong constituency assembly as catchment area of J.N College, Pasighat.

The students from the downtrodden section of society have been facing untold misery due absence of Higher Secondary school at Pessing which has sixteen villages under its jurisdiction.  The Good Samaritan act of Education Minister will always remain with the people and the people of the area will always remain grateful to him for this praiseworthy step.


Leon Lomtung,


Tato Mangkeng,


All Siyom Banggo Student’s Union



My list of complaints

Dear Editor,

I have read the article titled "Contradictory policies" in the reader's forum. It is really praise worthy of Nabam Tado, Member Secretary, AAPSU for having made the new and contradictory land allotment policy of GoAP public through this popular paper.

And I would request all student unions, civil societies, elite societies, professors and students of university and colleges, journalists, secretaries, social activists, RTI activists, ruling party and opposition party to debate, discuss and investigate the reasons for this new and contradictory land allotment policy which will have serious and far reaching consequences for the general public of AP.

After PDS scam issue, the journalists of this paper and other papers of AP, have completely stopped journalism. All the papers of AP just report very trivial news like this minister inaugurated this, there was this program, there was badminton, football, karate matches, there was this fire accident, this student union said this and that, and many more news which has hardly any substance.

The media especially the news papers of AP have become totally dysfunctional. It cannot even trace what the government is doing, it utterly fails to address essential aspects of society.

If you fail to do your responsibility, the society will never do its responsibility. Doesn't your conscience tell you about your duty?

My kind request is that you do some appraisal about your tasks and accomplishments. Can anyone of you do a survey on the conditions and contributions of newspapers or media or press in AP and publish it. Everyday so many people of AP read your paper, but they are being fed junk.

Am sorry for my many complaints. Bear with me.


Takam Tadar

Delhi University, Delhi.



A good one

Dear Editor,

'Humane slaughter' contributed by Pema Thungon is a timely, very informative and useful write up. We look forward for such contributions from the civil society.

Thanks once again.


Nini Pertin

D Sector,





A questionable move

Dear Editor,

The propriety of a controversies ridden Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) recruiting Assistant Professors and now advertising for the post of Finance & Accounts officer/Treasury officer that too at the time when it is under enquiry by Magisterial enquiry committee set up by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to probe the alleged leakage of question paper in APPSCCE (Mains), 2014 is highly questionable.

It seems the present members of APPSC are making mockery of the prestigious constitutional body which is unacceptable and untenable.


A Concern Citizen







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