ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh will tomorrow
inaugurate the Director Generals of Police National Conference at the Administrative
Staff College, Guwahati. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be addressing
Also tomorrow evening the Prime Minister will flag off the first train service from
Mendipathar to Guwahati by remote at Maligaon Railway Station, Guwahati. Further
he will unveil the plaque for new rail line from Bhairabi to Salrang (Mizoram). The
PM Modi will also be the chief guest to inaugurate the celebration of the completion
of 75 years of the English Newspaper The Assam Tribune.(PIB)
IMC to start house marking
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Capital Complex Itanagar Municipal Council has decided to begin
house marking for proper identification of houses. IMC also resolved to discourage
bamboo plantation around government quarters to avoid health hazards during monsoon.
It further cautioned unauthorised earth-cutting within the Capital. It also issued
a notice to mobile service providers directing to obtain no objection certificate
from IMC office to regulate their old and new mobile towers.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs has nominated
nine notable public figures of Arunachal to join hand and spread awareness on cleanliness
and make “Swachh Bharat” a people movement in his constituency. The nominated public
figures are social workers Hoksum Ori, Rago Duchok and Tashi Bapu (Grammy Nominee),
journalist Taro Chatung, singers Marto Kamdak, Nabam Yal, sportspersons Yukar Sibi
and Anshu Jamshepa and academician Prof. Tana Soren.
Minister has expressed firm belief that the partnership of these prominent public
figures, known for their commitment to social cause, in the “Swachh Bharat campaign”
will give a boost and contribute to success of the campaign. Their participation
will ensure public participation. He has also made an appeal to all to contribute
in their own way in making the campaign successful and thereby making our cities
and towns beautiful.
Govt. notification on temporary dist HQs opposed
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Siang District Headquarter Demand Committee of 35th Boleng
and 32nd Rumgong Assembly Constituency in an emergency meeting has rejected the notification
issued by the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh declaring Pangin Town as temporary headquarters
of the proposed Siang District until construction of permanent structure at Nyobo
(Parang- Lampang). The committee organized protest rally against the Govt decision
from PWD IB Boleng and to ADC office Boleng. Later, they submitted a memorandum to
ADC opposing the govt. decision.
Legal awareness campaign at K/Kumey
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The district legal service authority Kurung Kumey district conducted
a week long legal service awareness programme in four sub-divisions of the district.
On 24th of this month it was held at Palin followed by 26th at Nyapin, 27th Sangram
and it concluded today at Koloriang.
The public, senior citizen, elected PR members, local HODs and school children participated
in the awareness programme. The main focus of the programme was to highlight the
duty and responsibility of district legal service authority and benefit of Lok Adalat.
Apart from DLSA and Lok Adalat, the topic of legal procedures in filling FIR, investigation,
arrest, bail, charge sheet and regular court proceedings were educated to the participant.
Interaction session and cultural programme were also witnessed during the weeklong
Free computer coaching centre inaugurated
YINGKIONG, Nov 28: Free Computer Coaching Centre was inaugurated by Upper Siang District
Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tariq Thomas.
Addressing the inaugural function organized by the Seva-Bharati, Yingkiong Upper
Siang district, Dr. Tariq Thomas appreciated the initiative of Seva-Bharati. There
should be self-reliance and Self-Help among the people of the society. He also appealed
to the public to co-operate in the eradication of evils like having alcohol, tobacco
and smoking etc.
While participating in the programmes Talem Mize, State Joint secretary RSS explained
the role of Seva-Bharati and its functioning like free-education, health and handicrafts
etc. He also urged the public to take maximum benefit from the programmes.
Rajesh Rathore, State Organizing secretary of Seva-Bharati highlighted the various
achievements of Seva-Bharati in different sectors. State RSS Pracharak, Pradeep
Joshi also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
NBZHA distributes essential items
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Nyishi belt Zingang Hama Association distributed blankets and
mosquito nets each to ten families living below poverty line at Bazarline, Seppa
today. The blankets and mosquito nets were given away its president Chogung Jokio
and convener Polo Biyu. (DIPRO)
Awareness rally on social evils held at Seppa
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: A special awareness rally on social evils was carried out by NCCs
(JD/JW) and teaching staffs on the eve of annual NCC Rising Day celebration at Govt
Higher Secondary School, Seppa on November 22 last. The rally was organized under
the guidance of Jarjo Sono Yangfo, Vice-Principal of the said school within the Seppa
Township. The motive behind the rally was to inculcate awareness to the people on
social evils prevailing in the society like alcoholism, polygamy, early marriage,
Co-curricular activities like extempore speech, essay competition on (Bal Swachchta
Mission) and Games & Sports activities were held from 22nd to 24th November. The
NCCs (JW/JD) displayed drill and March pass at school ground on 25th November. Principal
GHSS Babom Bam while hoisting the flag said, “Cadets should inspire discipline and
unity among the students in school”. He informed that cadets can opt NCC as optional
paper in the CBSE Syllabus. CTO NCC Taje Cheke extended gratitude to the NCC cadets
and teaching community for their active participation. (DIPRO, Seppa)
Taking eye care to the needy
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Karuna Trust along with District Blindness Control Societies of
Pasighat and Roing organised a free screening cum surgical camp from Nov 24 to 26
in association with Ramakrishna Mission hospital, Itanagar. More than 500 patients
were screened in Anpum and Borguli areas and 206 spectacles were dispensed.
37 cataract cases were operated in General Hospital, Pasighat and 2 other minor surgeries
were performed free of cost by Dr Lobsang Tsetim and Dr Beauty Borang and their team.
All 37 cataracts were operated by small incision procedure with intraocular lens
The camp was inaugurated by and village Gaon Bura Ritson Perme. Zila Parishad Member,
Kaling Pertin appreciated the role of Karuna Trust who has been running Primary Health
Karuna Trust is one of the recognized NGOs based at Bangalore and has been running
total 11 primary Health centres in Arunachal Pradesh under public private partnership
model since 2006 and at present has 240 staffs working in remote areas of Arunachal
The state government has set a target of 3500 cataract surgeries this year and in
previous years it has not been able to achieve the target. Hence more emphasis is
being given to outreach surgical eye camps.
Cataract is the major cause of avoidable blindness and has a great social and economic
impact as the blind person neither can work nor is accepted well in the society.
It is the aim of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar to eliminate blindness in
the state and make these patients independent and contributing member in the society.
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital is the only NGO hospital working in Eye care and it
has been the aim of the hospital to take eye care services at the doorsteps of the
people through such approaches. The hospital is being funded by Light for the World,
Austria in its community eye care services.
Pampoli observes Technology Week
SEPPA, Nov 28: The technology week being conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
is underway at its demonstration farm, Pompoli, East Kameng.
On Nov 27, DC Sandeep Kumar Singh while interacting with the trainees urged them
to take advantage of the training and equipped themselves on technical know-how for
better earning and higher production. He advised the trainees to make proper use
of the available potential land with application of modern technologies.
On Nov 26, SDO (Sadar) Tapar Pada highlighted the contribution of farming community
for the progress and prosperity of the state and nation. While sharing his experiences
in agriculture and allied sector, he said that agriculture is the backbone of a state
like Arunachal Pradesh. He appealed the farming community of the district to pay
emphasis on rubber plantation and other timber which are not only remunerative but
also a way to protect nature.
Later, he inaugurated the exhibition stalls of Textile & Handicrafts, Veterinary
& Animal Husbandry, Self Help Group and 12 progressive farmers and also released
newsletter of KVK.
ZPM Dadi Rimo who is also a progressive farmer said that the people of Pompoli area
are hardworking and that there is enough land for agriculture and horticulture activities
but lack the knowledge of modern technologies. He appealed to the farmers of the
area to make use of the KVK programme to improve the technical know-how of farming.
While lauding the activities of KVK, he urged the line departments to works as a
Programme Coordinator, KVK Dr S.Borthakur stressed on the need to adopt integrated
farming system. He sought the support and co-ordination of the public in KVK’s endeavor
to bring about desirable charges in the agricultural scenario of the district. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Arunachalee trainees of Orion Edutech, Kolkata undergoing Govt
sponsored skill training in Beauty Culture, Hospitality and Travel & Tourism were
provided Refresher Training cum Mid-Term Counselling Course at DLF New Town, Kolkata
The Refresher Counselling Programme, an initiative of Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar
was aimed at enabling the candidates to evaluate themselves on both personal and
professional levels and deal with sessions on topics such as A Close Look at Myself,
Self Discipline, Time Management and Addictive Habits.
The programme also gave an opportunity for interested trainees to get personal counselling
and resolve certain issues at a deeper level and thus avoid the danger of slipping
into habits and tendencies detrimental to self-growth. It also enabled the trainers
of Orion Edutech to acquaint themselves with better ways of dealing with Arunachalee
and North-East youth effectively.
The trainees were reminded to take special care of their safety and keep away from
entering into unhealthy relationships which can only make one feel sorry for oneself
in the long run.
In the evaluation session at the close of the programme, the trainees expressed great
satisfaction on all aspects of training at Orion Edutech including food and accommodation.
The trainees, who will complete training in January 2015 will be placed in reputed
companies such as Naturals, Jawed Habibs, Club Side Tour and Travels, Bhutan Holidays,
Royal Orchid Resorts and Spa, Ginger Hotels and ITC Group of Hotels, according an
Orion Edutech release.
District level monitoring committee meet held
YINGKIONG, Nov 28: The District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting on ICDS was held
at Yingkiong on the Nov 27 last under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner,
Yingkiong Dr. Tariq Thomas, IAS .
Dr Thomas stressed on proper implementation and functioning of the anganwadi centres
being the basis for initial development of a child and impressed upon the ICDS functionaries
to conduct proper monitoring of the centres.
DD (ICDS) C.Tangjang gave a power point presentation of the ICDS and other related
schemes of the department and cited about constraints faced by the them while implementing
Mock drill for schools
Tezu, Nov.28: DDMA Namsai in collaboration with District Disaster Management Authority
Lohit and Education department covered 35 schools of Namsai district under National
School Safety Programme.
A team consisting of district level master trainers and resource persons and BEOs
visited 35 selected schools in Chongkham, Namsai and Lekang blocks under Namsai district
from Nov 11 last. The team conducted mock drills on earthquake, flood and fire safety
in all the selected schools.
School safety pamphlets, posters and calendars were distributed to all the covered
schools. Besides school Disaster Management First Aid Kits under NSSP were also handed
over to the concerned school authorities Emphasis was given on disaster situation
like earthquake, flood, fire accident in schools as suggested by R K Sharma, Namsai
Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman DDMA Namsai, informed Damchin Norbu, DDMO Lohit
To generate maximum awareness on school and student safety especially on earthquake,
flood and fire Emily Tingkhatra, DDMO in-charge Namsai district suggested that the
selected school make school safety activities and mock drill as a regular activity
in the school. She also requested the school authorities to prepare School Safety
Resource Persons Joseph Pertin and Jogin Tamai advised the students to share the
knowledge gained from the mock drill and other activities to their family, friends
and villagers. They also suggested that the school authorities can conduct essay
or painting competition among the children in schools on ‘School Safety’ for their
active involvement on the subject. (DIPRO)
----Readers Forum ----
We are yet to get our stipend
Through your esteemed daily, we would like to inform you that our stipends have not
been provided to us till today by the State Govt for 2013-14 sessions.
We have submitted all the relevant documents using the online form, but because of
some mismanagement by the officials, the authority has rejected our claims without
proper scrutiny of our submitted documents. When we sent our parents to enquire,
the official told them that the rejections were made only because of non-submission
of the relevant documents, whereas we have submitted the documents sought. So we
feel that this is an injustice to us because we are dependent on it for many valuable
purposes. And so we are still waiting to get our stipend.
We would also like to request the AAPSU to take necessary initiative for us because
we are poor students pursuing education outside the state.
We feel that this is the right time for AAPSU to render their valuable services for
the cause of the student community of the state.
Utthranchal College of Science & Bio Medical College Dehradun
A Hq without connectivity
Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of people of Giba EAC H/Q would like to
appeal for establishment of BSNL tower and staff quarter at Giba.
Firstly, Giba EAC H/Q is oldest of its kind in Upper Subansiri. But PHC Giba has
remained defunct due to non availability of staff quarter. Last year one doctor was
transferred after the long demand by the public. Later we came to know that he refused
to serve because there is no staff quarter.
Secondly, Giba EAC H/Q has two thousand people but there is no mobile connectivity.
Thereby staffs of various departments of Giba EAC and general public are facing acute
problems. It must be the only EAC H/Q which has no mobile connectivity.
We have also submitted memorandums to the concern authorities but there has been
no necessary action so far.
Youth Congress Giba/Chetam Block
The woes of SSA teachers
Almost every day we see some news about SSA teachers. Despite the irritation, I am
writing something relevant about SSA teachers.
We all are acquainted that some days back few SSA teachers were terminated and imposed
fine for remaining absent from duty. I guess it is being appreciated by all the section
of the societies.
But the backdrop of my argument is that, did the authority ever tried to understand
the situation of the SSA teachers, who hadn’t been paid salaries for months? Because
of non disbursement of salaries on regular basis they have been trapped in debt burden.
They are borrowing money from the market at exorbitant rate of interest. I must say
it is a kind of torture being meted out to these teachers who are staying far away
from their domicile places.
It is also confirmed that Salary for One month has been given to senior batch SSA
teachers. What about those who got recruited in July' 2014? Five long months have
passed and they are waiting for salary. How can anybody stay without a penny? In
such a situation what does the authority have done? The District Project Officer
need to pursue the matter at the higher level rather than issuing termination letters
or imposing fine.
I can understand that there may be some administrative reasons which are rendering
it impossible to pay the salaries of the teachers regularly. If it is so I would
like to suggest the Education department to transfer and post the SSA teachers to
their native places. At least there they would not have that much of hardship for
survival. And as a result this would obviously solve the tussle for salaries to great
Relative of a SSA teacher
An open letter to CM
We on behalf of Siang District Youth Association (SDYA) would like to bring to your
kind notice regarding the declaration of district head quarter of recently created
Firstly, the people of 32nd and 35th (ST) Assembly Constituencies are grateful to
your leadership for fulfilling our long felt demand.
Two numbers of committees were set up to verify the most feasible location for headquarter
of Siang District namely, Siang District Selection Committee (SDSC) and Siang District
Re-Organization Intellectual Forum (SDRIF) under the recommendation of both the MLAs
of 32nd and 35th assembly constituencies. And as a result, after detailed verification,
the committee found Boleng to be the most feasible location geographically, demographically,
socially and economically. The same was recommended as headquarter of Siang district
to which, both the MLAs agreed with the committee’s recommendation. Further, satisfied
with the decision, the general public was waiting for the early declaration of Siang
district with its headquarter at Boleng as it was in the greater interest of the
But through reliable sources it has come to the knowledge of the public that the
incumbent MLA of 35th Pangin assembly constituency is trying to change the proposed
headquarter (Boleng) of Siang district to his desired place which is against the
will of the people.
Therefore, we humbly request the concerned authority to act in the greater interest
of common public by not undermining the two committee’s recommendation in order to
maintain peace and harmony among citizens of both the constituencies.
Siang District Youth Association (SDYA)
Roads and bureaucracy
The Aalo town is going to be blessed with new roads in the township area. Bad news
for the profit-motive contractors is that this time the public do not want to compromise
with the quality of the road. It is an eternity after the Deputy Commissioners like
Janak Juneja, Paitandy who were all from mainland that this time a Tribal DC has
decided, "Enough is enough".
Eviction drive is going on in full swing sparing none and even the affected proprietors
are cooperating with the administration. Then it is up to the people of the area
to use the gifted road judiciously else how many generations of elected representatives
will it take again and whether such Deputy Commissioner will be available then, no
Panya village, Aalo
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Adopt measures to tackle delay
As per the recent media report quoting DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, at least
708 developmental projects in the North East has suffered delays. Admitting that
there has been delay in a number of projects, Minister DoNER is believed to have
said that there are actually 555 projects under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of
Resources and 153 projects under North Eastern Council (NE), which were delayed.
The reasons for the delay are numerous. One of the major problems for the delay is
mostly procedural. Sometimes, there is delay in the utilization of funds by the States.
Often development projects moves in snail pace in the NE region and citizens are
the worst sufferer in such situation. This admission by DoNER minister has come
in right time. However the big question is how to overcome such situation in the
future? Minister has talked about convening meeting of the MPs of NE region and also
to hold meeting of NEC soon to discuss the matter. The meeting supposedly will be
attended by Chief Ministers and Governors of NE states. But there need to be follow
up action and it should not just limit to holding of the meetings. Central funding
agencies should keep a tap of the developmental projects funded by them. Proper coordination
should be developed between state government and funding agencies. Also no funds
should be released until utilization certificates are submitted regularly. Unless
such measures are adopted things will not change.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The planning process to be adopted from this year will need a paradigm
shift in order to adapt to the new plans and programme of Govt. of India, said Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki while chairing the State Planning Board (SPB) meeting here today.
The Chief Minister, while explaining the reason behind the delay in holding the SPB
meeting this year due to structural and operational changes in the Planning Commission,
informed that from current financial year, all the Centrally sponsored schemes and
Central Sector schemes will be an integral part of the State’s Annual Plan. Hence,
he said, there is a need to give more emphasis on the convergence and dovetailing
of Central and State schemes for better synergy and coordination to ensure optimum
utilization of available resources.
He urged upon all departments to work hard and complete all on-going projects and
submit utilization certificates at the earliest for availing maximum central grant.
The Chief Minister while reiterating the State Government’s commitment to give priority
to the health and education sector, committed to implement all the flagship programmes
as announced by the State Government in the Budget session. The Chief Minister also
assured that the State Government will continue to give priority to the potential
sectors of tourism and agriculture and allied sectors for creating sustainable development.
Skill development and PPP are other areas of focus of the State Government for creating
self employment opportunities for the unemployed youth.
Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi advised all the departments to cut down the administrative
costs so that maximum resources could be utilised for developmental purposes. He
also asked the concerned departments to take all necessary steps to enhance revenue
generation to add to the State’s own resources.
Earlier, Secretary (Planning) Sonam Chombay informed that the Planning Commission
has indicated a tentative plan outlay of Rs. 4915.00 Crore for Arunachal Pradesh-2014-15
(including CSSs, which is step up of about 32.83% over last Annual Plan 2013-2014).
Chombay also explained the background and proposed steps to be taken up in the Annual
Plan of this year through a power point presentation and informed that henceforth,
funding to the departments will be performance based.
The meeting was attended among others by the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, all the ministers,
a number of Parliamentary Secretaries, Commissioners, Secretaries and Heads of Departments.
The Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries along with their respective HoDs appraised
the progress and status of schemes, their administrative setups and projected the
Govt. yet to make NEHU report on
Tawang Basin public
HEPs 2500 M above sea level should not be taken up: Study
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Government of Arunachal Pradesh which had commissioned North
Eastern Hill University(NEHU ) to conduct a study in Tawang Basin, to assess the
impact of thirteen hydro-electric projects planned, is yet to make the report public.
NEHU submitted the report in September 2014. The report has also not yet been placed
before the Forest Advisory Committee of the MoEFCC for review.
Interestingly, the report was circulated to power developers at a meeting chaired
by the Chief Secretary which was held in Itanagar on Thursday, Nov 27th to discuss
the findings of the Tawang river basin study. All the power developers who have signed
hydropower MoUs in Tawang river basin were present as well as officials of Power
and Environment and Forest Departments.
The Arunachal Times has sourced a copy of the yet to be made public report. While
considering the accordance of forest clearance for Tawang-I and Tawang-II projects
of NHPC, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests,
Government of India desired that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh should conduct
a study on Tawang river basin.
This study had to be completed before hydropower projects in the Tawang river basin
are considered for final forest clearance.
In its report NEHU has recommended that hydropower projects above 2500 metres above
sea level should not be taken up in Tawang Basin.
Under this criterion, Tsa Chu I, Tsa Chu I Lower, Tsa Chu II, Thingbu Chu and New
Melling cannot be implemented. (See Table)
However, micro-hydel projects may be allowed subject to fulfilling of other conditions,
the report adds.
The report also emphasizes the importance of conserving the wintering habitat of
Black-necked crane, a threatened bird considered sacred by the local. The wintering
habitat of the Black-necked crane at Zemithang is directly impacted by the proposed
780 MW Nyamjang Chu project.
No human population or habitation will be displaced due to implementation of the
proposed HEP projects since all the projects are run-of-the-river schemes, and do
not involve the creation of reservoir, the report states. However, the unique biodiversity,
undisturbed high forests, and rich cultural diversity of Tawang river basin will
be affected if these projects are implemented. The destruction of habitats of the
threatened and endemic flora and fauna of the basin may have detrimental impact on
already dwindling populations of these floral and faunal elements, the report adds.
The river basin would have at least 66% of its total geographical area under forest
At least 50 percent of the main river length should be free-flowing i.e., free from
any projects, the report adds.
Being thinly populated, with a total population of around 49000, the influx of population
in Tawang river basin at any given point of time would not exceed 33% of the original
local population i.e. 65,000, the study suggest.
Meanwhile, the report further add that Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for 7 projects
viz. Nyamjangchu, Tawang I, Tawang II, Mago Chu, Nyikrangchu, Rho, and New Melling
have been prepared. In those projects for which DPRs are not available, the locations
of barrage and power house sites, given by the department of power were considered
while undertaking the study.
The EIA/EMP Nyamjangchu, Tawang I and Tawang II have been cleared by Ministry of
Environment and Forests (MoEF).
It is crucial that the Tawang river basin study is made public at the earliest for
feedback and a public hearing held in the Tawang region for the local populace.
KCUYA demand justice for late Changong Ngaimong
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Kharsang Circle Unemployed Youth Association (KCUYA) has demanded
justice for Changong Ngaimong (Case no. JRP/PS/19/2014) alleging that he died under
police custody at PS Jairampur.
‘…There were many loopholes which are unjustifiable. The accused was arrested by
42 Assam Rifles Jairampur on May 14 this year during the evening time with Hanglem
Sangwal and Raja Sarkar at Assam Rifles check gate. Ironically, Raja Sarkar who was
also apprehended along with the accused by the Assam Rifles is missing from the whole
scenario related with the above case. Whereas, his name should have been mentioned
in the FIR report lodged by the Assam Rifles. This clearly indicates the false fabrication
and conspiracy plotted by people with vested interests of 42 AR,’ the letter submitted
to the Home Minister read.
As per FIR lodged by Maj. Ankur Sharma of 42 AR, it was mentioned that one 7.65 mm
pistol (US made), 5no. Live rounds and 110 gm opium cloth was recovered from the
accused whereas; it was done without prior consent and signature by the accused as
he has denied possession of any such weapons and opium. The accused was inhumanely
tortured by the AR personnel, it said.
Moreover, the grave concern is upon the custodial death of the accused. While the
accused was under police custody, he was curtailed from 'Right to Life' by depriving
him from basic health care facilities. This clearly shows callousness made by the
police officers which led to the death of an accused.
When the MO, CHC Jairampur on 13 September 2014 referred the accused to Civil Hospital
Margherita after diagnosing the critical health condition then why did not the OC/IO
take prior action with the Judicial Magistrate to save his life? The accused succumbed
to his injuries on September 17. Under such critical health conditions after getting
referred from Medical Officer, the judicial magistrate should have acted early to
save the accused life by providing police escort. Hence, this clearly reflects inefficiency
and bias of the system in Changlang district. This is a gross violation of Human
Rights,’ the letter further added seeking compensation for the poor family members
of the deceased and stringent action against the erring police officers.
The association also sought action against officers of 42 Assam Rifles for fabrication
of facts and criminal conspiracy.
CM Sub-Veteran and Veteran badminton Championship’2014 gets underway
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Chief Minister’s Sub- Veteran and Veteran State Badminton Championship
2014 was declared open by the President, Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) and
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), Padi Richo on November 27 amidst a large
gathering at Raj Bhawan Badminton Hall, Itanagar.
President AOA and APCC, Padi Richo said that we need to turn the state into a sports
hub in the country and establish sports schools in all the districts of Arunachal
Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs & IPR, Dani Sulu advised the players to imbibe spirit
The championship is sponsored by Chief Minister and being organized by Arunachal
State Badminton Association (ASBA) where 100 sub-veteran and veteran players from
all over the state, including 15 females, will vie for the top honours in the 100
games of the championship slated to be played at Itanagar from November 27 to 30.
The players are grouped in four age categories – 35 plus to 40 yrs and 40 plus to
45 yrs as sub-veteran and 45 plus to 50 yrs and 50 plus as veterans. First round
of 12 games, single and doubles for both male and female in sub-veteran categories
were played in the evening.
“It is for the first time that a separate State Level Badminton Championship is being
held in the state for sub-veterans and the veterans. The winners of this calendar
event will represent Arunachal Pradesh at the national level,” informs Kalyan Dutta,
Jewels of Namsai district
Nang Nimina Namchoom
Buddham Saranam Gacchâmi.
Dhammam Saranam Gacchâmi.
Sangham Saranam Gacchâmi.
(I go to the Buddha as my refuge. I go to the Dhamma - The Teachings, as my Refuge.
I go to the Sangha - The Community, as my Refuge.)
This invocation to the Lord Buddha is truly exemplified in the way of life of the
people living in the newly created Namsai district. Devotion is imbued in daily life
and rituals and serenity permeates the atmosphere here. Almost all the villages here
have a Chong (Monastery) which is the centre point where the day begins with the
early morning offering of prayer and food to the monks, and every house has a shrine/
prayer room where the day dawns to a close with the offering of prayers.
A traveller can soak up this atmosphere of calm and tranquillity sitting along the
river banks or visiting the various beautiful pagodas and monasteries in the villages.
Located in the heart of Namsai town, this pagoda was the first prominent structure
to come up in the area. It is surrounded by beautiful temples in the vast compound
along with other delightful structures.
GOLDEN PAGODA (KONGMU KHAM), TENGAPANI (NOI CHENAM):
Situated in the banks of River Teang, Kongmu Kham at Tengapani is a sight to behold.
The splendid golden pagoda built in the Thai/ Burmese style sits majestically amidst
a beautifully landscaped garden surrounded by lush greenery and exudes peace and
serenity. Within the Golden Pagoda is housed a beautiful gilded statue of Buddha
which is modelled on the Kala Buddha of Nalanda archive.
The area also houses a centre for cultural research of the Tai Khampti-Singpho tribes,
a library and a monastery.
Nearby is a Tourist Resort which provides accommodation in the form of individual
villas and dormitories. Guest can enjoy the view of the beautiful golden pagoda from
here and visit the nearby areas.
WORLD PEACE PAGODA, RIVER ISLAND, CHONGKHAM:
This pagoda is located in a river island in the historic town of Chongkham. This
place is a solace to mind and is ideal for meditation in front of Buddha statue that
surrounds the inner core of the vihara.
Chongkham is a beautiful place to visit, situated on National Highway 52. The Tai
Khampti Singpho museum in the campus of the Arunachal Pali Vidyapith is a must visit
place to get a glimpses of Khampti and Singpho culture and Traditions.
LATHAO INTERNATIONAL BANA MEDITATION CENTRE, LATHAO
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient
techniques of meditation and is practised here. The centre, surrounded by lush forest
and sitting atop the Lal Pahad (red hill) provides an atmosphere of solitude ideal
for meditation. It can also lay claim to one of the tallest statues of Buddha in
Other Places of note that can be visited are:
EMPONG MONASTERY, EMPONG: Empong monastery is considered by the local people as 'Ti
Met' (holy place) as it is believed that the statue installed in there has special
powers. The story goes that long time ago an innocent villager sometimes used the
statue of Lord Buddha as guard to keep an eye on the rice grains drying in the sun
and drive the birds away. It was noticed that whenever this was done, no birds came
near to feed on the rice grains and the rick stock remained intact. A visitor to
the village noticed this, considered it to be the miraculous workings of the statue,
brought it back and installed it in the Empong monastery. Believers visit the place
to have their wishes fulfilled and hundreds flock here during the Sangken Festival
The sleepy village of Empong under Chongkham circle has another draw to it. It is
believed that childless couples come here to the monastery to pray for their wishes
and have had it fulfilled.
MONASTERY,PHANENG: It is believed that in the monastery here is kept a religious
book (LEK) that bleeds when its pages are turned. The story goes that a great devotee
wrote the book putting his heart and soul into writing it and so the book was personified
and blood drips from its pages when turned. Now the book is never opened in order
not to cause it pain. People come here to offer cloth covers (OM LEK) for the book
and to pray for their wishes to be fulfilled offering flowers, lighted candles and
Other places that can be accessed from the Namsai district but located in the nearby
Lohit district are:
PARSHURAM KUND: Parshuram kund is situated in the lower reaches to the River Lohit.
It is a religious place visited by people from all over the country during the Makar
Shankranti day for a holy dip. Common belief of the people is that a dip on the day
in the kund washes away one's sins. As recorded in the Kalika Purana that it was
here the sage Parasuram washed away his sin of matricide. Religious people, saints
come to this kund on Makarsakranti which falls on the 14th January every year.
GLOW LAKE: Glow Lake is located in Wakro circle of Lohit district. It is a beautiful
spot with background of snow clad mountains and rich flora and fauna in and around
the lake. It covers an area of about 8 Square kilometers at a height of about 5000
ft. above sea level. The nearest road point is near Twam village on Chongkham-Wakro
road from where one has to start trekking for the lake. Owing to absence of proper
road, it becomes an adventure trips to the lake.
The villages with a backdrop of hills in the distance, the rivers and its banks,
the tea gardens, the vast green fields, the monasteries etc are all sights to behold
and the hospitality of the local people and their festival etc have to be experienced
to be truly appreciated.
Success story of a farmer
Takit Miyu is a well known progressive farmer (horticulturist) of Gobuk village.
Takit, son of Late Ansing Miyu and Late Tikem Miyu, by dint of hard work, perseverance
and amply supported by then Deputy Commissioner L Borang and present District Horticulture
Officer (DHO) L Ering has attained the status of a successful horticulturist.
Takit gave up his school education after he was orphaned at a young age. He then
entered into active politics and involved in several organizations before he became
a Panchayat member of the village. He did some petty contract works in various government
departments to earn livelihood.
Having realized that contract work would not help him earn livelihood anymore for
his entire family as there was no assured income in such type of works.
He, finally, decided to take up horticulture as means of livelihood. He started cultivation
of Orange, Kiwi and Cardamom. Step by step he extended his plantation area and introduced
cultivation of Large Cardamom in his field in 2011-12 ably supported by then DC and
His first year income from Large Cardamom this year was around Rs. 5 Lakhs.
He has four well maintained gardens- two cardamom and one each of orange and kiwi.
His annual income from the four gardens is expected to reach upto Rs.15,00,000.
Miyu is now self sufficient and self reliant.
He says: “More and more farmers would take up horticulture in a big way if the state
government provides loans to the interested farmers and allocate some fund to the
district authority for providing fencing materials and seedlings.”
The unemployed youths should draw inspiration from Takit Miyu and his success story
should be an eye opener for them to adopt farming as a means of livelihood. [The
contributor of the story is DIPRO, Yingkiong]
Workshop on ornamental fish breeding
Arunachal rich with 90 ornamental fish species
From a correspondent
PASIGHAT, Nov 28: A day-long awareness workshop on promotion of ornamental fish production
was held at the office of District Fishery Development Office here yesterday. It
was organized by National Skills Foundation of India (NSFI) and sponsored by Maritime
Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the Union Ministry of Commerce
Attending the workshop as resource person, Dr. Kento Kadu, Assistant Professor of
Zoology department, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat gave a power point presentation
on ornamental fish that are found in the state. There are 90 different species of
ornamental fish available in various rivers and rivulets of the district with distinctive
colours, informed Dr. Kadu. If nurtured and promoted in proper ways the ornamental
fish will surely have huge demand in the market, he said.
MPEDA Guwahati zonal office Assistant, Director V V Raju briefed about various financial
assistance for ornamental fish breeding and marketing under the MPEDA schemes. Under
the scheme one may avail the maximum financial assistance of Rs.75000 for Grade I
Unit, Rs. 2 lakh for Grade II and Rs. 7.5 lakh for Grade III unit, informed Raju.
However, he clarified that all financial assistance will be provided only after proper
verification and start of the unit.
DFDO M. Kadu also spoke at length about the importance of taking up ornamental fish
breeding and rearing as vital source of income for farmers and unemployed educated
youths of the district.
Litu Kumar Bora Assistant Manager NSFI said that NSFI has already signed a MoU with
the government of Arunachal Pradesh and will carry forward skills development for
the farmers and youths to make them self-sufficient.
When enquired by this correspondent whether the genuine beneficiaries will be awarded
the assistance unlike in the previous cases where some beneficiaries had drawn the
money without actually digging the fish ponds and sheds, DFDO Kadu said that no compromises
will be made under him and the same was rued by Assistant Director MPEDA V V Raju.
In an earlier case, there was some instances of farmers drawing the money under the
state scheme without digging the fish ponds, and ridiculously found showing the photographs
of other farmers’ existing ponds, which wouldn't have occurred without the nexus
between bogus beneficiaries and corrupt officers.
In the workshop many farmers from various parts of the district and some college
going students attended to gain the first hand knowledge on rearing of ornamental
Job Mela for West and Upper Siang
AALO, Nov 28: The Job Mela for West and Upper Siang got underway at Gumin Kiin amid
fanfare today. Twelve Vocational Service Providers from different parts of the country
are participating in the Mela to select competent unemployed youth from the two districts
to train them in different trades.
Speaking on the occasion, the West Siang ADC Tamik Talom exhorted the youth to take
advantage of the Mela to choose trades of their interests to be self employed. The
past instances of coming back after selection, is a negative trend and loss to state
exchequer as Govt. is pumping huge amount of money for such welfare venture. We should
look out for self dependence avenues as Govt cannot provide jobs to all unemployed
youth of the state, he said.
Spelling out the aims and objects of the meeting, Gomar Angu, DDI and Member Secretary
of Mela disclosed that the event is being organized to accelerate job opportunities
to school dropouts and unemployed youths in different trades.
Govt has signed MOU with 35 VTPS for rendering services to locate one lakh youths
under the 12th Five Year Plan.
Marme Kato Loya, DDI Upper Siang also urged the youths to complete the training in
their chosen fields seriously to spread their works in our own state.
The twelve VTPs representing various companies from different parts of the country
also spoke in detail about their trades and professions. (DIPRO)
Prog on large cardamom Production technology
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Spices Board, Itanagar has conducted a “Growers training programme
on large cardamom Production technology” in collaboration with All Arunachal Pradesh
Entrepreneurship Development Association (AAPEDA) in Karoi village, Sagalee Sub-Division,
Papum Pare on Nov 27.
In the technical session, Dr T. N. Deka , Scientist C, Spices Board, Itanagar described
in detail about the criteria for suitable site selection for establishing large cardamom
plantation, planting material selection and it’s multiplication, plantation and pollination
management, plant protection measures to be adopted, harvesting and post harvest
technology of large cardamom.
This was informed by Kara Tali, Information & Publicity Secretary, AAPEDA.
Describing the developmental activities of Spices Board of India for Arunachal Pradesh,
Senior Field Officer, Jugal Das requested the interested farmers to start their cultivation
in a scientific way. The pre-requisite for availing the developmental schemes of
Spices Board was also discussed with the participants. Later on, large cardamom newly
established fields in Karoi village were visited and scientific management practices
Kara Korial, Chairperson, Gram Panchayat, Lebia Anchal Samiti expressed her gratitude
to Spices Board, Itanagar for organizing the training and requested to conduct more
such training in future.
The participants took part actively and discussed about large cardamom production
Aniya and Kamsar enter final in sub-veteran group
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Taw Aniya and Yane Kamsar entered into the sub-veteran women’s
(35+) single finals in the Chief Minister’s Sub-Veteran and Veteran State Badminton
Championship- 2014 at Raj Bhawan Badminton Stadium here today.
Taw Aniya defeated her opponent Boni Yapu 21-8, 21-10 in the semifinal today while
Yane Kamsar beat Lina Kakki 21-16, 21-14 in the second semifinal. Kamsar defeated
Tarak Yajum 21-12, 21 17 in the first round yesterday.
First round results (Day-1):
Sub-Veteran Men’s Single (35+): Laa Ribe beat Dari Vinod (21-11, 21-9), Joram Silo
beat Sonam Marap (21-3, 21-6), Pranko Misso beat Tani Dobin (21-10, 8-21, 21-18,
Karmo Riram beat Bredenso Yun (21-11, 21-6), Apomo Lingi beat Depak Charu (21-19,
21-14), Bamang Tago had a walk over against Teram Bugte), Moniya Riba beat Bamep
Khamblai (21-19, 21-12).
Sub-veteran men’s double (35+): D Taipodia/A Mossang beat Nich Bapu/J Silo (21-17,
15-21, 21-12), Doye Boje/Monya Riba beat Bamang Tadh/T Niania (21-15, 21-15), Michi/Ado
beat M Chai/ B Khamblai (21-10, 21-10).
Veteran Men’s Single (40+): Dari Vinod had walk over against Narmi Darang, Kamal
Tamang beat Aju Khonjuju (21-15, 21-13), Bamang Tago had walk over against Dr. T.
Murtem, Laa Ribe beat Iba Koyu (21-16, 21-11), Michi Takum had walk over against
Maga Taso, Ambra Mena beat Bamang Kumar (21-14, 21-6).
Veteran Men’s Single (45+): SC Tok beat B. Koyang (21-9, 21-5).
Veteran Men’s Double (40+): A. Khonjuju/B. Yongam beat Michi Takum /T.Yomcha (21-17,
21-12), Chiliko Meto/Mama Miso beat Naku Taloh/N. Darang (21-17, 21-16), Dari Vinod
/ I. Koyu had walk over against the pair of Tabe Murtem/K. Ronya, Techi Ramda/Techi
Taro beat Charu Tuglo/Charu Tayum (21-17, 21-18), G. Pordung /N. Sonam beat Kamal
Tamang/Bamang Kr (21-14, 21-17), Laa Ribe /Haa Teshi beat
TT Charu/M. Lailyun (21-8, 21-8)
Veteran Men’s Single (45 +): Bamang Tago beat Mama Miso (15-21, 21-10, 21-9).
Sub-veteran men’s Single (35+): Tai Mama had walk over against Maga Taso, Jarki Hai
beat Ravi Roy (21-12, 21-11), Dilip Gurung beat Yora John (21-4, 21-4).
Sub-Veteran Women’s Single (35 +): Taw Aniya beat Boni Yapu (21-8, 21-10); Yane
Kamsar beat Lina Kakki (21-16, 21-14).
Polytechnic Namsai hostel blocks inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Boys and Girls hostel blocks of Govt. Polytechnic College Namsai
were inaugurated by Takam Pario, Minister PHE & WS and Tapang Taloh, Minister Education
These two hostel blocks were sanctioned by Govt. in the year 2011 under Directorate
of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh as one of the components
of the Project.
The RCC double storied boy’s hostel block has intake capacity of 90 students and
the RCC double storied girl’s hostel block has intake capacity of 50 students. Both
the hostel blocks were executed by PHE & WS Division Namsai along with other infrastructures
of the sanctioned project.
Joram Begi, Retired Director Higher & Technical Education attending the inaugural
function interacted with first batch students of the College. He exhorted that students
must imbibe self discipline to excel in study and life.
He was highly impressed by the quality of all works of the project executed by PHE
& WS Division Namsai, executing agency of the project and expressed his appreciation
to the engineers involved in successful completion of the project which has enabled
the Higher and Technical Education Department to accommodate the students from Roing
Polytechnic College in the Namsai Polytechnic College to start their first batch
of academic session on time.