Rijiju visits BOPs, interacts with jawans
AALO, Nov 6: Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju visited the ITBP Border
Outposts of Tada Dege and Monigong situated at a height of 6233 to 6561 ft. on Nov
3. After having a detailed interaction with the ITBP troops and the Post Commanders,
Rijiju lauded role of ITBP personnel of 20th Bn ITBP manning the border under adverse
circumstances along the China border in Arunachal Pradesh. He was also briefed about
the ITBP deployment in the border and other aspects. DIG SHQ (ITA) ITBP, Ajay Pal
Singh, Commanding officer of 20th Battalion ITBP, Brij Mohan Singh and host of other
officers accompanied the Minister. Later, Rijiju visited Pakam village and met ailing
local singer Moge Doji, reports DIPRO Aalo.
District level workshop on Pentalvalent/IPV held
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Medical Officers, ANMs and cold chain handlers from CHC, PHC and
Sub- Centers attended a district-level workshop on Pentalvalent/Inactivated Polio
Vaccine (IPV) held at Namsai on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, DMO Dr. Nani Rika asked all Medical Officers-in-charge
to conduct similar workshops at their respective blocks or CHC/PHC-level involving
ASHA, AWW and PRI members. He also advised Medical Officers to remain well prepared
to introduce the new vaccine i.e, Pentalvalent and IPV at their respective hospitals.
DRCHO Dr. Pill Dipen also briefed the Medical Officers-in-charges about tentative
schedules to conduct similar workshops for frontline health workers under their
CHC and PHC for launch of state-wide Pentavalent and IPV vaccine and therefore to
complete block-level training before the launch.
Regional Team Leader, WHO for Eastern India, Kolkata Dr. Dipangkar Mukherjee and
WHO, SMO for Eastern Arunachal Pradesh Dr. M Deka were also present as resource persons
on the occasion, according to an official release.
CCLAPF seeks CS intervention for restraint
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) has requested
the Chief Secretary to issue necessary direction for immediate halting of show-cause
notices given by the Chief Estate Officer (CEO), Itanagar, temporarily, till the
government comes out with some permanent solution to the issue. It also called for
immediately revoking the Govt. Order No. VIG-13/2013/388, of Oct 18, 2013, and all
other such orders requiring state government employees to obtain NOC for promotions
and settling their retirement dues.
In this regard a memorandum was submitted today by the CCLAPF to the Chief Secretary.
The forum also apprised the CS on the issue and the cabinet decision taken on Jan
10, 2014 regarding the issue of government land encroachment in the Capital Complex.
The CS assured the visiting team to examine the matter and strictly abide by the
Cabinet decisions, etc, stated the release.
The CCLAPF team also met the Secretary (LM), Director (LM) and Chief Estate Officer
(CEO), Itanagar Capital Complex, requesting all of them to exercise restraint and
wait for the government decision.
District research officer passes away
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 6: Somesh Choudury, District Research Officer, Yupia, passed away
due to massive cardiac arrest at a rented house, Naharlagun on November 1. Late Choudury
was 54 and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He joined the department
as ARO in 1986 and was promoted to DRO in 2007 and was posted at Yupia since then.
The Officers and staff of Director of Research, Itanagar deeply mourned the premature
demise of Somesh Choudury.
While recalling his life and contribution towards the department, the Director of
Research Batem Pertin heaped praise on the Late officer and called him as a man of
amenable personality and known for his passionate love towards his duties and responsibilities.
He called upon the officers and staff of the department to imbibe the exemplary ideals
left behind by the departed soul.
The departmental officers and staff observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect
to the departed soul and conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Arunachal Pradesh has expressed
shock and surprise at the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) questioning the
BJP, the logic of demanding Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s floor test.
The minority status of the Nabam Tuki led Congress Govt. is not a matter of BJP,
it is now, the talk of every house hold in the state, the BJYM said in a release.
The BJYM further said continuous statements by some of the former Congress Ministers
charging Nabam Tuki led Congress Govt. of financial mismanagement and failure in
all fronts is itself a pointer of the position of the Congress Govt. in the state.
Farmers training prog cum
exposure visit conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: In all 24 farmers including rural youth and farm women of Pagi and
Disi villages of West Siang district took part in a KVK West Siang, ICAR A.P-Centre,
Basar organized two-day training programme-cum-exposure visit on Scientific Poultry
Farming in commercial mode which concluded at its training hall on Thursday.
During the training West Siang KVK in-charge and Subject Matter Specialist (Animal
Science) Dr. Moloy Sarmah Baruah and Scientist, Agriculture Extension Dr. Doni Jini,
informed the farmers about the techniques of poultry farming, health care, different
breeds and recent techniques of poultry farming for sustainable income generation
for rural farmers.
The farmers were also taken on exposure visits to the poultry demonstration units
as well as to the dairy and rabbit farming units where ICAR AP Centre, Basar Livestock
Manager, Dr. Tolan Kr. Borah demonstrated modern scientific poultry and livestock
Arunachalee farmer bags
Spices Board Award
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Debia Sanka of Radhpu village under Lower Subansiri bagged Spices
Board Award (second prize) for Growers-2014-15.
The award was presented to her by Somnath Poudyal, Minister for FS & Agriculture
Development etc, Govt. of Sikkim along with Secretary, Spices Board India at a function
held at Gangtak, Sikkim.
She received cash award of Rs.25,000 and citation.
The award has been instituted by Spices Board to encourage healthy competition among
growers of cardamom (small & large) and to promote organic farming and best IPM/Post
Harvest Practices in spices.
The awards consist of one first prize and two second prizes.She is the first from
the state to receive this national award. The award giving ceremony was attended
by Chief Secretary and Secretaries of Sikkim Govt. along with all other officers.
Meanwhile, Tanga Byaling Minister, Home & Horticulture Minister on behalf of Horticulture
Department and his own behalf congratulated Debia Sanka for being awarded the prestigious
The Spice Board of Itanagar Division, HDO Yachuli on behalf of home district and
Spice Board, Lower Subansiri branch also congratulated Sanka and said her achievement
will encourage other farmers of the district in particular to take up Cardamom Cultivation
in large scale.
Union demands early construction
of BG railway
RUKSIN, Nov 6: The Arunachal Pradesh Eastern Railway Youth Association (APERYA) headquartered
at Ruksin has demanded the NF railway authority to expedite construction activities
along Murkongselek-Pasighat BG line.
APERYA president Tadi Jonnom in a release said that the union is extending all possible
cooperation to railway authority for early development of the BG railway along the
Peaceful protest rally held at Sagalee
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) has organized a peaceful rally
at Sagalee town yesterday in protest against government’s lackadaisical attitude
towards issues concerning Sagalee town and its adjoining areas. The rally which began
from Govt Higher Secondary School passed through the market area and culminated at
ADC office where the Union submitted its five-point memorandum to the ADC. The ASSU
also submitted its memorandum to the CM minister.
The union has been demanding immediate activation of mobile tower at Meb village,
establishment of fire station at Sagalee town, immediate shifting of construction
of outdoor stadium from Govt higher secondary school, Sagalee to General ground,
Sagalee, introduction of Commerce stream at Govt Higher Secondary School, Sagalee
and immediate posting of subject teachers at GHSS Sagalee, Govt Secondary School
Leporiang, Govt Secondary School, Parang and Govt Secondary School, Toru.
The Union urged the Govt to pay heed to its demands within 30 days to avoid any
further democratic movement.
DC flags of Blazing Riders Expedition
TAWANG, Nov 6: Tawang DC Duly Kamduk yesterday flagged off the Army motorbike expedition
at 40 Mountain Brigade in presence of Brigadier S K Vidyarthi, Commandant, 40 Mtn
Brigade, Tawang SP Anto Alphonse and others.
The biking team was constituted on November one to mark the Raising Day of 41 Infantry
The expedition team consisting of 40 riders on 20 bikes will cover around 14,000
km in Tawang sector focusing the remote Jhongatser, Damteng and Bumla area.
Led by group leader Colonel GS Dhillon, the Blazing Riders expedition aims to disseminate
the message of Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan and ‘Beti Bachhao Beti Padao’ to spread awareness
and ensure cleanliness and to empower, educate and save the female gender.
Jang ADC Dr. Dilip Kumar Chutiya, Tawang DFO Sangey Tsering, ZPC Jambey Tsering,
and all rank and file of Army of 40 Mtn Brigade, students and teachers of Govt. Upper
primary school, Khrimu and Thupten Choelling Balika Vidyalaya attended the flagging
off ceremony. (Tawang Vigilance)
Students demand speedy
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: United Students Federation of Aalo (USFA), All Nyiko Students’ Welfare
Association (ANSWA), Students’ Union of Donyi Polo Govt. College Kamki & Hirik Hiru
Students’ Union (HHSU) have demanded immediate arrest of all the culprits involved
in the brutal murder of Dorik Basa, a BA final year student of DPGC, Kamki.
Commending Aalo Police for arresting three persons in connection with the murder
case within 48 hours of the incident, they demanded police to expedite the investigation
process and file charge-sheet against those found guilty.
The students’ unions and association also appealed to all the practicing lawyers
not to move any bail petition on behalf of those alleged accused. They also appealed
to all the relatives and parents not to protect the criminals so that the justice
is delivered to the victim at earliest.
West Siang District Students Union (WSDSU) also lauded the Aalo Police led by officer
in-charge, Inspector Olik Tamut and Investigation officer T Tali and his team for
cracking the case.
WSDSU appealed to the authority to unearth the truth behind the incident and demanded
exemplary punishment for the culprits involved in the murder case.
Doimukh Govt College week celebration concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The third Annual College Week celebration of Government College
Doimukh concluded today. Addressing the participants at valedictory function, PHE
Minister Takam Pario congratulated the college community for successfully conducting
the annual college week celebration. He advised the students to equip themselves
both theoretically and practically in developing themselves while pursuing their
studies so as to make themselves capable enough to take larger social responsibilities
Emphasizing on the importance of co-curricular activities Pario advised the students
to avail the 10% sports quota initiated by the state government.
Responding to the memorandum, he assured to take up the matters relating to the college
with the higher authorities at the earliest. He also appealed the students and the
faculty members of the college to work together for the all-round development without
maligning the name of the institution and to set a new standard of higher education
in the state.
Also speaking in the function, ADC in-charge Yupia, Jomke Padu advised the students
to be disciplined, respect their elders and concentrate on their academic excellence.
The function was also attended by public leaders and officers including ZPM Doimukh
Tana Yayo, ZPM Banderdewa, Kipa Runi, SDO Doimukh Ibom Tao, among others.
Lower Subansiri Karate team
for Mini Olympic Games
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: All Lower Subansiri Karate-Do Association (ALSKA) has selected a
seven-member karate team for the ensuing Mini Olympic Games scheduled to begin from
The team members are (Male): Tatu Nilling (-50kg), Toko Tajo (-55kg), Dora Kamin
(-60kg), Tao Aman (-67kg), Dugi Teli (-80kg); (Female): Likha Ame (-61kg), Higi Yamum
(-68kg). Toko Puna and Dugi Teti are the manager and coach of the team, informed
Longding stun Papum Pare in
Tang Memorial Football
TEZU, Nov 6: Longding stunned defending champion Papum Pare for a 2-1 victory in
the ongoing Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at GHSS playground
Wangtam Wangsu and Phojing Wangsaham scored one goal each for Longding while the
lone goal for Papum Pare was scored by General Modi.
Capital Complex registered their second consecutive wins beating Anjaw 3-0. Techi
Tara, Taw Akash and Pani Akash were the scorers of Capital Complex.
The third match of the day played between Arunachal Pradesh Police and Lower Subansiri
ended in a goalless draw. DIPRO
Jumi Combats Bene to meet All Kombo in final
AALO, Nov 6: All Kombo will meet Jumi Combats Bene in the final of the 3rd Rebi
Ado Memorial Football Tournament.
All Kombo entered into the final defeating Hiker Gumin 2-1 in the first semifinal.
Jumi Combats Bene beat Tadin FC 2-0 in the second semifinal.
The major setback for Jumi Combats was showing of red card to its captain Tony Rakyor.
He will miss the final match.
The semifinal match was witnessed, among others, by one of the senior most citizens
and architects of Aalo town Boken Ete.
CM lays emphasis on timely completion of projects
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called upon the district administrations
for timely completion of all on-going infrastructural projects in the state.
“Please work double shift as this is the prime season for working at ground zero,”
Tuki said while reviewing all ongoing central as well as state flagship programmes
and schemes in each district through Arun VIKAS video conferencing with the district
administrations of the state. He reiterated that all construction jobs should be
completed within the winter season before the onset of monsoons when working on the
ground becomes difficult.
This is his second video conference with the district administrations conceptualized
for knowledge sharing and assessment of schemes.
The marathon video-conferencing took stock and discussed on the 12 state government
flagship programmes, Trans-Arunachal Highway, Cement Concrete roads along with drainage,
132 KV transmission line, construction of stadiums and mini-secretariats and status
of Vision 2030 document. Besides, the Chief Minister also took stock of revenue generation
steps, issues related to quarry notification, etc. Interacting directly with respective
deputy commissioners and officers for four hours, Tuki urged them to facilitate smooth
implementation of projects of public interest like the Trans-Arunachal Highway, Cement
Concrete roads and mini-secretariats.
It may be noted here that while the Trans-Arunachal Highway is passing through all
the districts, mini-secretariats are being constructed at Changlang, Roing, Daporijo,
Khonsa, Seppa, Tezu, Ziro, Namsai and the state capital in the first phase. Similarly,
construction of cement concrete roads are going on at Yingkiong, Tezu, Pasighat,
Aalo, Bomdila, Roing, Longding, Ziro, Khonsa, Changlang and the state capital while
outdoor stadiums are being constructed at Chimpu, Aalo, Tezu, Yupia, Daporijo, Pasighat
Reviewing each flagship programme, the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over
the progresses made by respective districts. He particularly appreciated the efforts
put in by the districts to plug revenue pilferages and thus contributing significantly
to the state exchequer through revenue collection.
He elaborated on many employment generation schemes launched by the state government
like CM’s Livelihood Mission, CM’s Indigenous Textile Promotion Scheme, CM’s Paryatan
Vikas Yojna, soft loan to skilled persons for self employment, CM’s Agri-Mechanization
Scheme, Mission Mode Project for Tea & Rubber Cultivation, CM’s Agri-Employment Generation
Programme, Scheme for cultivation of medicinal plants, Scheme for piggery, poultry,
dairy etc, pisciculture development scheme, etc.
“We have set a goal to provide guaranteed employment to at least one member of each
family, be it self-employment or in the private or public sector. This can be achieved
through all the mentioned schemes launched by the state government. I ask you to
give top priority to this objective,” Tuki urged the deputy commissioners.
He suggested to make the district, sub-divisional and circle level monitoring committees
more effective and sought quarterly reports on the progress and status of all schemes.
Informing that the Department of Skill Development is going for the 3rd phase of
Job Melas across the state from this month, the Chief Minister called for transparency
in its conduction and support of the district administrations. He advised taking
help of local representatives of the area where such Job Melas are scheduled.
In order to keep the spirits high of the officials involved in implementing all central
and state government schemes, Tuki suggested the deputy commissioners to award such
officials or agencies excelling in performing their given responsibilities.
To enable Deputy Commissioners to take up need based projects in their respective
districts, the Chief Minister assured to provide Rs 50 lakh each to all the district
administrations under their untied fund.
Concluding with a discussion on Vision 2030 document, the Chief Minister urged the
Deputy Commissioners to expedite the process of compilation and submit it to the
government. He emphasized the DCs to focus on ‘micro level planning’ in compiling
the vision of their respective districts.
Besides calling for early submission of disaster assessment report to enable the
central team to inspect, Tuki also requested the DCs to identify successful schemes
and public demands, which can be incorporated in the next budget.
The video conference was attended by the Chief Secretary, all Commissioners, Secretaries,
top government officials and representatives of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
21 dissident MLAs decides not to attend CLP meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Twenty-one MLAs of ruling Congress party have openly come out against
the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and have decided to skip the Congress
Legislature Party meeting to be convened on November 8.
“We the undersigned Congress legislature party members have unanimously decided not
to attend the CLP meeting called under the leadership of Nabum Tuki,” said the MLAs
in a joint press statement. Those signed include Kalikho Pul, Chowna Mein, Kumar
Waii, Kameng Dolo, Kamlung Mossang, Wanglin Lowangdong, TN Thongdok, CT Mein, Thangwang
Wangham, Wangki Lowang, Lombo Tayeng, Jarkar Gamlin, Phosum Khimhun, Honchun Ngandam,
PD Sona, Markio Tado, Pema Khandu, Wanglam Sawin, Zignu Namchoom, Mutchu Mithi and
Gabriel D Wangsu.
“There are already differences of opinion with regards to autocratic way of functioning
and disrespect for inner democracy of the party under present CLP leader. We clearly
denounce his legitimacy as the leader of Congress Legislative Party of Arunachal
Pradesh,” they said.
“Under this circumstance, any meeting called under his leadership does not carry
any substance and holds no water. He has lost all the moral credibility to lead the
party in the house,” the joint press statement added.
The CLP meeting has been called on 8th November by V Narayanswamy, general secretary
of AICC, in charge Arunachal and Arunachal Pradesh Congress committee. It is believed
that Narayanswamy and Dr Jayakumar, secretary, AICC in charge Arunachal has been
deputed by Congress high command to solve the crisis in the state. Meanwhile, MLA
and Principal Advisor to CM cum-Chairman SCITeG Kameng Dolo resigned from his respective
Mathematics plays a controlling role
in religious fanaticism: Prof Roy
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: Rajiv Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor in-charge Prof. N C Roy
has inaugurated the 2nd National Conference on “Recent Trends of Mathematics and
its Applications (RTMA)-2015” at its mini auditorium amidst the presence of mathematicians,
paper presenters and delegates from different parts of the country today. The two-day
conference is being organised by the Department of Mathematics, Rajiv Gandhi University.
Addressing the delegates, Prof. NC Roy spoke on the relevancy of the conference and
dwelt in length on impact of Mathematics on the society and its role in controlling
religious fanaticism citing the impact in European countries. He also explained on
the relationship of Mathematics and Computing with employment generation and industrial
revolution. The key-note speaker Prof. SN Bora from IIT-Guwahati in his elaborate
presentation concentrated basically on the interdisciplinary aspects of Mathematical
Sciences and Quality Research. He advocated for the interdisciplinary approach of
research and suggested that mathematicians should initiate as the research works
in mathematics and its area is expanding. He felt that research should not be just
for a degree or for writing an article but should give satisfaction to the researcher
and should be medium to ignite minds. He also expressed the need for a common platform
for mathematical researchers of the NE region and stressed that national conference
on RTMA-2015 should come up with the initiation of formation of the North-East Mathematics
Earlier, Prof. HK Sarmah from Guwahati University presented the account of mathematics
from its origin to modern day. Making a mention of penicillin inventor Louis Pasteur,
he said that good research makes a better teacher, widens dimension and edifies the
Prof. B.S. Dandapat from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology spoke on the dynamics
of pure and applied mathematics and presented a brief account on mathematical analysis
and its applications.
Deputy Registrar Dr. David Pertin who is the in-charge of academic and conference
affairs of RGU, informed that the decade old department of mathematics has been playing
its humble role in producing human resources in the form of teachers and keen researchers
for the state of Arunachal, and has been pioneering a laudable research based national
conference on a very relevant and practical oriented field. Expressing concern on
the general stigma called “mathematics phobia”, he pointed out that leaving aside
the complex theoretical analysis, problems and their solutions, mathematics is an
integral part in everyone’s day to day life.
Visiting Professor of Sociology, RGU, Prof. M Hussain in his special lecture centered
his deliberations on the familiarity of Mathematics with Philosophy and Logics and
also explained the complexities of coaching and teaching. He further suggested for
having a ‘national think-tank’ to do away with the math-phobia and the resultant
failures in examinations, which even causes many deaths from suicides across the
nations especially after the declarations of board and entrance results. He stressed
on the need of imparting basic training to the learner and educators.
On the occasion the conference abstracts and a book published on the findings of
the 1st national conference on RTMA-2014 were released by Prof. N.C. Roy and Prof.
H K Sarmah.
The convenor of the conference and Head of the Department of Mathematics, RGU, Dr.
Sahin Ahmed, briefed the importance of the two-day national conference.
The inaugural session was anchored by faculty member of Govt. Polytechnic College,
Namsai and RGU Ph. D scholar Bharati Pertin.
Among others, the former acting-VC of RGU, Prof. K C Kapoor, Dean, Basic Sciences
Prof. Utpal Bhattacharjee, Dean Students’ Welfare Dr. Tasi Kaye, HoD Education, Prof.
T Lhungdim, senior professor in Education Prof. JC Soni, other faculty members, research
scholars and scores of students attended the important academic event. Researchers
in mathematics from different institutes and organisations from West Bengal, Madhya
Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh are presenting their findings and participating in the discourses on current
developments and analysis of mathematical sciences in the field of algebra, fluid
mechanics, number theory, wavelets, cryptography, graph theory, fuzzy sets and logics,
relativity, numerical analysis, differential equations, integral transforms, probability
and statistics, mathematical education and their recent application part in computer
science and mathematical physics.
Smart City consultants meet officials
PASIGHAT, Nov 6: People from all walks of life are enthusiastically participating
in discussions through “mygov.in portal” for shortlisting Pasighat for the Smart
City Project amongst 100 cities in the country. District administration has been
carrying out massive publicity to sensitize the citizens. Through various activities
under “Citizens Consultation Campaign”, officers under supervision of MEO Deepak
Shinde are putting out all efforts to get a place in top 20 lists through Smart City
Challenge Mission Proposal (SCCMP) to compete with 100 cities chosen by the Union
Urban Development Ministry for the Smart City project in the country.
Meanwhile, a team from DDF Consultants Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, appointed by the government
as consultants for preparing SCCMP, visited Pasighat and held discussions with the
Pasighat Municipal Council and officers at the Siang Guest House conference hall
on Wednesday last.
Director of DDF Consultant Amit Bose and his associates Sudhir Malik and Puneet Bhardwaj
patiently listened all detailed reports on ongoing projects, expected projects, population,
services and discussed on future plans and challenges. After threadbare discussion
with the HoDs, Director Bose said that the team had collected all basic information
including town plan, solid waste management, drinking water and power supply mechanism,
law and order, safety and security of citizens etc and would closely review for preparing
SCCMP. It would be prepared by soliciting views of all stakeholders including town
planners, line departments, people’s representatives, officials, NGOs and common
citizens, he added.
The meeting was also attended by the DIG (Central Range) LH Shanliana, MEO Deepak
Shinde, Senior Town Planner Sukhvidar Singh, PMC Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk, ZPC
Kaling Dai all ward councillors, HODs and NGOs. Director Bose informed that his team
would revisit shortly to continue the process and would conduct several rounds of
discussions to firm up the final proposal. DIPRO
Mara advocates communal harmony between clans
DAPORIJO, Nov 6: Parliamentary Secretary RD & Panchayati Raj cum Taliha MLA, Punji
Mara has called for every individual in the society to come up with noble ideas for
the empowerment of the society. He was speaking at the felicitation programme of
the Tache Tagia Welfare Society at Taliha today.
Mara said, no society should discriminate one other on the basis of its population,
property, intellectuals and educational qualifications in any clan based organisation,
rather every clan based organisation should work for communal harmony. No welfare
society should be encouraged on the basis of politics, he added.
Mara further called for maintaining unity and integrity among each other while advocating
for doing away with the prevailing superstitions. Development of mindset of the people
for good cause for the society is also needed with the rise of clan based organization,
Aalo West MLA, Tumke Bagra also spoke in the programme.
Cultural programmes, sports meet, debate and discussion for the betterment of TTWS
and for the rest of the society in the district as whole were organized during the
three days programme attended by villagers, PRI members of Taliha circle and government
NPR updating of East Kameng to
be completed by Nov 14
SEPPA, Nov 6: Assistant Director Census of India, Shillong Utpal Sharma informed
that the NPR updating of East Kameng should be completed by Nov 14 and coverage of
left out and shifting of permanent enrolment centers will be done by Dec 31 next.
He was addressing a day-long training on civil registration system (CRS) functionaries
which was attended by all administrative officers and registration functionaries
of various circles of East Kameng at Kameng Hall, Seppa today.
Utpal Sharma also suggested them to keep on changing the centre at various schools
for maximum converge and asked the administrative officers for issuance of notification
of the schedule in advance. He also made a power point presentation on updating of
national population register (NPR) database.
While highlighting the objectives of the training, EAC S Sengupta informed that the
target for completion of biometric enrollment of the district is on Jan 9, 2016 with
target NPR of population of 77,246 persons as per 2011 census out of which 16,080
persons have been covered under biometric enrollment till date. Briefing about the
enrollment status of Seppa, Chayangtajo, Bameng and Seijosa circles he further informed
about the schedule of enrollment for various circle and urged the administrative
officers to ensure proper awareness and mobilization to the villager about importance
of biometric enrollment. He also urged them to conduct meetings with GBs and GPMs
of their respective jurisdiction before the exercise of enrollment for achieving
Chayangtajo ADC, Ashok Tajo and Bameng ADC, Tammune Messar and DSO (Stat.), Chuku
Ami Loffa also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Talent Search-2015 starts on a colourful note
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The AAPSA-Sahodaya Talent Search-2015 started on a colourful note
at Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan here today wherein about 1000 students from 26 schools
of the Capital Complex and Ziro are participating.
Minister for Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies Tirong
Aboh, who attended the inaugural programme, advised the students to make full use
of such educative activities.
While acknowledging the presence of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, on the dias,
Aboh spoke of those days when he (Apang) was the Chief Minister of the state. Aboh
said his home-district had been on a rising spree in those days but the development
in the district has come down due to various reasons and difficulties that need to
The Minister also made generous donations for the programme and for the development
of Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan playground.
Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar, exhorted the participants to consider
themselves fortunate to have such a forum to expose their latent talents. The Bishop
also called upon everyone present to inculcate moral values among the younger generation.
The Chairman of the host school Gegong Apang proposed the vote of thanks and congratulated
all the Principals, especially AAPSA office bearers and Levi Katy, Principal, Donyi
Polo Vidya Bhawan for the noble initiative and expressed great happiness that his
school is hosting the programme.
Deputy Commandant, CRPF 138 Bn, AGM Vijaya Bank, SLO NSS, President APCA and a host
of other friends and well wishers of AAPSA were also present at the occasion.
Tuki Govt in ICU, claims BJP
ITNAGAR, Nov 6: Expressing grave concern over the functioning of the state Govt.,
BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav yesterday stated that the Nabam Tuki led
Govt. is now in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and has lost the moral and democratic right
to continue. Madhav was addressing the party leaders and cadres in a meeting held
here at BJP party office.
“No normal development can take place in the present scenario and the continuation
of the state government will be very dangerous for the people of the state,” the
BJP general secretary opined.
He said that an alternative stable government should be installed soon in the state
for speedy development. All matters related to the state are under the radar of the
central party, he added.
The BJP leader also assured early materialization of the much-awaited Greenfield
airport project in the state. “The BJP led NDA Government at Centre will soon build
the Green field Airport in Arunachal Pradesh,” he said.
He informed that the party is opening its North East Cell at the party headquarters
New Delhi soon to deal with all matters related to NE states.
The State General Secretary Dominic Tadar apprised the BJP national General Secretary
of the current political situation in the state and briefed on various party activities
being undertaken across the state BJP.
Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga clarified that his suggestion to upgrade Lilabari
Airport till completion of the construction of Airport in Arunachal Pradesh was for
the welfare of the people and never suggested against Airport in the state, according
to state BJP release.
Discipline is the key to success in life: Taloh
PASIGHAT, Nov 6: ‘Discipline is the key to success in life and teachers make a lasting
impact in the career of their students’, said state’s Education Minister Tapang Taloh
while addressing the students during the 49th College Day celebration of Jawaharlal
Nehru College, Pasighat here on Thursday.
The Minister said that discipline is equally essential for all but it holds great
value for students. Success embraces those who value and practice self-discipline
in life to scale newer heights of academic excellence, he added and urged the students
to be attentive, punctual and hardworking to become worthy citizens of the nation.
Urging the students to take part in sports and games activities for becoming physically
fit, he further informed that there are reservations in government jobs under sports
quota and advised the students to develop unity and brotherhood through such activities.
The Minister also appealed the teaching community to impart quality education and
to put all-out efforts to make the society vibrant and advanced. Taloh further urged
the college fraternity to adopt cleanliness as a permanent ethos of their life and
work for generating awareness regarding clean atmosphere, personal hygiene and pollution
While highlighting the developmental activities being undertaken under the present
state government, the Minister informed that Rs. 1 Cr. has been earmarked for establishment
of quarters for faculties and laboratories in the college while, two new buses and
one vehicle for the principal have been provided recently. Under RUSA, four crores
have been sanctioned to promote higher education and the college authority should
strictly monitor and should not compromise with the quality works, he added and asked
the district administration to provide at least 10 acres of land to establish the
Arunachal State University for which Rs 10 Crs. has already been sanctioned.
East Siang ADC, Deepak Shinde in his address urged the youths to take part in various
competitions undertaken by the administration under preparation of Smart City proposal.
JNC Students Union General Secretary Guni Pabin also apprised the minister about
grievances of the students and submitted a six-point memorandum for infrastructure
and academic development of the college.
College Principal Tayek Talom also spoke on the occasion. Colorful cultural presentation
by the students and sports activities were the highlights of the day. (DIPRO)
Buddha Statue dedication ceremony and
Poi Potwa Panchong ends
NAMSAI, Nov 6: The grand dedication ceremony of bamboo crafted Buddha Statue (Poi
Lu Phra Long) and Poi Potwa Panchong Festival at Golden Pagoda Monastery, Noy-Chenam
(Tengapani), Chongkham ended today on colourful note.
The religious celebration also marked the auspicious occasion of Maha Pavaranna ceremony,
the procession carrying holy relics of Buddha from Sri Lanka.
The Maha Pavaranna is a solemn ceremony and is generally celebrated by the Theravada
Buddhist to mark the end of three months rainy retreat (Varsha Vassa).
Former Minister Chowna Mein and his family consecrated the 13 feet high statue made
of bamboo on that occasion. The unique Bamboo Buddha is the first of its kind installed
in the country. The statue was crafted by a Shan Monks from Myanmar in 45 days. The
materials for the statue were collected from Myanmar, informed Legislator Chowna
The bamboo crafted Buddha statue was later named as Phra Ingta-shaan.
Speaking about the importance of organizing the cultural exchange programme, Chowna
Mein said that there are similarities among the Tais of India and Thais in terms
of culture and religion. Mein said that he has been making personal initiative to
promote friendship and foster brotherhood among the various Tai brethren living in
South East Asia.
Chowna Mein added that his emphasis was to open the historic Pangsau Pass. If opens,
it will offer a vistas of opportunities including the scope of the Tai communities
in India and Myanmar to connect.
Many devotees from various places of Namsai district offered tun-patesha (celestial
trees) to the Bhikkhu Sangha on the occasion. A procession in premises of Golden
Pagoda with Holy relics of the Buddha which was brought last year from Sri Lanka
was also carried out with religious chanting and beating of drums with cymbals.
Later in the evening, the cultural exchange programme of Thai Dance & Cultural Troupe
from Srinakharinwirot University Thailand, Tai Ahom Cultural Group from Sivsagar,
Assam, Doi Patkai Cultural Group from Dibrugarh, Assam and Tai Khampti Cultural Literary
Society Chongkham mesmerized the crowd.
SIRD workshop for Panchayat secretaries
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: A one-day workshop to identify state specific contents on the proposed
Certificate Course on Gram Panchayat administration was held at SIRD, Arunachal Pradesh.
Commissioner (RD&PR), Indra Mallo while inaugurating the workshop at SIRD’s conference
hall, appealed all the participating elected PR members from selected districts and
representatives from selected line departments to take advantage of the course that
will be launched by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India through distance
mode. Mallo shared her vision of using selective Participatory Rural Appraisal tools
to prepare need based Gram Panchayat Development Plans, for using grants under 14th
Finance Commission recommendation in effective, efficient and transparent manner.
She urged the need for adopting convergence as a medium to address various problems
being faced in rural areas.
Earlier, Director SIRD, B J Duia spoke about the significance of the workshop aiming
to identify State specific issues pertaining to Gram Panchayat administration under
the proposed certificate course under distance mode.
Faculty from Centre for Panchayati Raj, National Institute of Rural Development and
Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, R. Suryanarayan Reddy, gave a presentation on different
modules of the proposed certificate course for gram panchayat secretaries. He expressed
hope that the workshop deliberations will help in incorporating state specific contents
to devise topics and lessons that would be deliberated at national level and shared
with the state governments before launch of the proposed certificate course in distance
Deputy Director and local workshop coordinator, Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma in his introduction
spoke on the steps taken by Ministry of Panchayati Raj to make Gram Panchayats vibrant
institutions of Self Governance under which equipping Panchayat Secretaries currently
looked after by Computer-cum-Accounts Assistants appointed under RGPSA with requisite
Gram Panchayat administration skills assumes crucial.
The workshop was attended by over fifty selected Zilla Parishad Chairpersons, Zilla
Parishad Members, Anchal Samiti Members, Gram Panchayat Chairpersons, Gram Panchayat
Members, officers from Department of Panchayati Raj, Audit and Pension and Faculties
AVP’s state level Sports Meet begins
ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP)'s State Level Sports & Games
Meet 2015 was inaugurated by Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga today at Rono-field,
Addressing the participating players on the occasion, Taga advised them to remain
physically fit and acquire the fundamental qualities of sportsperson -- skill, strength,
stamina and speed -- to become a good sportsperson. He appealed them to avoid bad
habit like using drugs, consuming alcohol and smoking cigarette etc. which are very
harmful to health.
He also advised them to maintain strict discipline throughout the life. He discouraged
active involvement in politics by the students which may prove not good for them.
Taga appreciated AVP's efforts to identify hidden sports talents of the state by
organizing sports meet at rural areas throughout the state.
AVP President Pratik Potom submitted a memorandum demanding affiliation/recognition
of sports activities conducted by AVP with Sports department, GOI and Govt. of Arunachal
The main highlights of the inaugural function were lighting of Olympic torch, march-past
by the district teams, band display by the students of VKV Nirjuli.
Altogether 680 selected sports persons from 19 districts are participating in the
3-day mega event.
Winners of this sports meet in various events and categories will be participating
in the national level sports and games meet scheduled to be held in Ranchi in the
last week of December 2015.
Tana Taggu, Chairman Local Management Committee, Jomniya Siram AGS, AVP, Nabam Atum,
Chairman Central Nyedar Namlo, Taba Hare were among the dignitaries present on the
Techi Gobin Vice President AVP explained the aims and objectives of the meet and
various activities of AVP in the state.
Earlier, IMC Deputy Councillor Kipa Babu, who also is the organizing committee Chairman,
gave the well-come address.