Apne Ajnabi, an APSLSA film released
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: A documentary film, titled, ‘Apne Ajnabi’, of the Arunachal Pradesh
State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) was released on the second day of the National
Meet of Para Legal volunteers at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today by Chief Justice
of India designate and National Executive Chairman of NALSA, Justice TS Thakur along
with Supreme Court Judge, Justice Anil R. Dave, and Executive Chairman, Arunachal
Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, Justice Hrishikesh Roy.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) led by Justice Hrishikesh
Roy, APSLSA Member Secretary, Budi Habung, Law and Judicial, Deputy Secretary, Dani
Belo and Chief Judicial Magistrate, Yupia, and Secretary Papum Pare District Legal
Services Authority, Hirendra Kashyap are participating in the three days meet.
The meet is being attended by all the Executive Chairman and Member Secretaries along
with the best Para Legal Volunteers and best District Legal Services Authority.
Apne Ajnabi has been directed by Rang Virasat from New Delhi on the issues of racial
discrimination faced by the people from the Northeast in the mainland India coupled
with the idea and feelings of national integration.
The film traces the journey of one Talo, a boy from Ziro, who comes down to New
Delhi for a career in singing and faces racial abuses and assault, obtains the help
of legal services authorities in his defence during legal proceedings, stated a release.
Science exhibition cum craft
expo at SFS School PSG
PASIGHAT, Nov 8: A two-day long science exhibition cum crafts expo held on the theme
‘Harnessing Energy’ at SFS School Pasighat concluded on Nov 7. The first day of the
expo was opened to the students and the second day was for the parents and the public.
Inaugurating the exhibition, DIGP (Central Range), L H Shanliana stressed on the
need to raise scientific literacy. The DIGP urged the students to train their mind
to question, to reason and to cultivate the nature of scientific enquiry. He categorically
advised the students to be law abiding and hardworking to lead prosperous life.
Speaking in the expo, Deputy Commissioner in-charge Deepak Shinde emphasized the
need to foster scientific mindset of the society by motivating children towards science.
Students of the school enthusiastically participated in these activities with models
demonstrating the use of hydro, geo-thermal energy, ocean thermal energy, bio fuel
etc. along with beautiful crafts. Around 24 schools from in and around Pasighat witnessed
the exhibition and the two-day long programme ended with lots of enriching experiences.
Social service conducted at Kanubari
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Longding District Students’ Union (LDSU) in collaboration with AAPSU
members of Longding district conducted a social service at Late Nape Wangcha (Dalimi)
Botanical Park, Kanubari yesterday. Kanubari ADC and DFO, Mitali Wangjen, ZPM Kanubari
Block, Jae Wangsu, ZPM Chubam block and Principal and teaching staff of Govt. Higher
Secondary School Kanubari were also present on the occasion.
AAPSA talent search 2015 concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: The three-day literary, cultural and sporting extravaganza, ‘Talent
Search’ organized by All Arunachal Private Schools’ Association in collaboration
with Sahodaya, Itanagar concluded yesterday with participation of large numbers of
students, parents and well-wishers of AAPSA.
Speaking as in the valedictory function, former Chief Minister, Gegong Apang lauded
the efforts of all the Principals and AAPSA for taking up such a noble event and
called upon the students to reciprocate such initiatives of AAPSA through good discipline
and behaviour in and outside the school. “Today we need young people to be disciplined
and respectful to teachers”, said Apang and expressed hope that the Talent Search
is going to take this aspect of education go ahead.
SLO NSS, Dr. V N Sharma appreciated the efforts of all private schools in bringing
quality education to the State. AAPSA president, Techi James briefed the activities
of AAPSA and the Talent Search-2015.
The winners of the Talent Search were announced and prizes, medals and trophies were
distributed. Good Shepherd Public School was declared the overall champions, while
Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan and Don Bosco, Doimukh emerged the first and second runners’
Tuki congrats Sonia, Nitish, Lalu for victory
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, on behalf of the people of the state,
has congratulated the people of Bihar for the successful conduct of the Assembly
elections and reposing faith on the secular alliance of JD(U), RJD and INC under
the banner of Mahagat Bandhan.
In separate letters to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of JD(U), AICC President
Sonia Gandhi, AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Lalu Prasad Yadav of RJD, Tuki
praised their leadership in leading the grand alliance to a landslide victory in
one of the most challenging elections after 2014.
The Chief Minister expressed happiness that the people of Bihar have shown the country
that divisive and communal forces coupled with intolerance will not be accepted in
a secular country like India.
“I wish all success for overall development of Bihar in the days ahead,” Tuki added
in his letters.
SFS College conducts lecture on Shakespearean Drama
AALO, Nov 8: The De Sales Extension Lecture was organized by the Department of English,
SFS. College in the presence of Asstt. Prof. RGU, Dr. Miazi Hazam as resource person
on Nov 6.
Dr. Hazam delivered lectured on the various themes of Shakespearean Drama which was
followed by an interaction session. Rev Fr. George V John the Superior, Rev. Fr.
Augustine the Manager, Rev Fr. Vipin George the Principal, Asstt. Professor English
Department of DPDC Kamki, Karpi Rike were also present on the occasion.
The Third Year BA Hons students staged the drama on Dr. Faustus. DIPRO
RTE-SSA Zila Mission conducts sensitization campaign on drugs
AALO, Nov 8: An awareness campaign on Anti-drugs, de-addiction, HIV/AIDS, gender
sensitization and misuse of Mass Media was organised on Nov 6 by the West Siang RTE-SSA
Zila Mission at PI Colony Community Hall Aalo.
DPC, Bamin Loyi and District Coordinator for Community Mobilisation and SC/ST Intervention
to ST/SC students, Bejum Kato led the campaign.
The topics on gender sensitization, importance of co-scholastic areas, anti drug/de-addiction,
awareness on AIDS/HIV and awareness on misuse of multimedia communication were explained
by resource persons Gynecologist Dr. Yam Narang, Drug Inspector, DHS Itanagar, Ibom
Ete, DRP, Batel Rimey, DRP RTE-SSA Zila Mission, Gemar Karga and Marli Kamki. Teachers,
stakeholders. Around five hundred students participated in the campaign. DIPRO
North East Cultural cum Intellectual Meet 2015 at Gwalior
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: North East Student's Welfare Association, Gwalior organised the
2nd edition of North East Cultural cum Intellectual Meet 2015 at Lakshmibai National
Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior on Nov 7. The motto of the programme was
to promote rich cultural heritage and tourism of Northeast with cultural folk dances
and songs. Mayor of Gwalior Vivek Narayan Shejwalker attended the programme.
43rd Raising Day of APP celebrated
Maintain balance between moral and legal duties: CM
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki urged Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) to
maintain a delicate balance between moral and legal duties as the situation in Arunachal
is distinctly different from other states. The Chief Minister was addressing the
APP’s 43rd Raising Day celebration at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Highlighting the duties and responsibilities of a policeman, Tuki said that human
rights are core values which the police have a moral as well as a legal duty to uphold.
The situation in Arunachal in terms of policing is very distinct and peculiar. The
state has so many tribes distinctly different from each other with highly sensitive
ethos and egos. People get hurt by simple things. Hence, they (Police) must maintain
a delicate balance between protecting human rights and preserving the security of
the people, which though difficult, is not impossible, said Tuki.
The power of a police officer lies in his ability to enforce the law. The police
forces are different from defense forces in a sense they have to work with civil
society for maintaining law and order. Their job is no less important than the defense
forces, since handling the tricky situations while operating in the vicinity of civilians
can be more challenging than guarding the borders. In a broad sense, police keep
the bad elements of society at bay. They fight for maintaining peace and harmony.
There are many forces in the world that disrupt the peace and balance of the social
environment; such forces and anti-social elements are kept under control by the police,
The police officers have to remain vigilant and control all such acts that ultimately
lead to violence. Thus, one shouldn't take the services of police officers for granted,
On the occasion, the Chief Minister announced enhancement of Grant-in-Aid to APP
Welfare Society from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per personnel, welfare loan, such as medical
treatment, marriage, education, medical aid for cancer, heart, kidney, permanent
disability, ex-gratia in case of death, natural calamity, spectacle grant of Rs 1000
for member above 40 years, education scholarship, one time grant for higher education
of children, accident benefit of Rs 1 lakh for death, Rs 50000 for serious injury/disability,
retirement benefits, superannuation scheme (Grant in case of death and retirement),
one time grant of Rs 70 lakhs for opening up Police Subsidiary Canteens.
At present there is only one subsidiary canteen at 1st APPBn, Chimpu. He also announced
to open seven subsidiary canteens at 1st IRBn Hqs at Namsangmukh, 2nd IRBn Hqs at
Diyun, 5th IRBn Hqs at Pasighat, 2nd APPBn Hq at Aalo besides one each at Daporijo,
Bomdila and Tezu district headquarters.
The CM further announced the enhancement of ration money from the existing Rs 300
to Rs 500 per personnel per month from the rank of Grade IV to Sub-Inspector covering
a total 11,701 personnel with financial involvement of Rs 7.2 crores, regular supply
of uniforms, Rs 6.83 crore for 2015-16 to procure uniforms for Grade IV to Inspectors
including APPBn and IRBn of about 13500 personnel.
Tuli also highlighted some of his Government’s initiatives for police, such as waiving
of the in-practice 10% uniform cost deducted from police personnel for procurement
of new uniforms in place of the old ones, sanction for provision of satellite link
to all existing police stations across the state, which are not yet connected by
any telecommunication network, 10 % reservation of jobs under sports quota in the
state police department, passing of the Arunachal Pradesh Fire Service Force (Amendment)
Bill 2012, establishment of Women Police Stations.
While ensuring that the families of all the police persons will be covered under
Chief Ministers’ Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS), he called on all of
them to get themselves enrolled with the scheme.
Home Minister Tanga Byaling hailed that the force for doing commendable job.
He informed that CCTV’s will be made available for better surveillance in and around
Itanagar and that the CCTV footages will be examined here in the state itself.
“We will do the verification of the CCTV footages here itself. No more sending to
Delhi and other metros for analysis,” he said.
He also informed that equipments have been procured to screen use of drugs and alcohol.
The home minister suggested for a system to be introduced such as promotional benefits
and increments to award policemen with exemplary services.
“Adorning them with just medals does not serve much for their extraordinary duties
they do for us,” he called.
Earlier, DGP, S. Nithianandam, informed that the Raising Day of the APP commemorates
the passing out of the first batch of recruits on 8th November ,1974 from PTC Banderdewa.The
expansion of the force has been very rapid after Arunachal Pradesh attained Statehood,
and at present there are 4 ranges, 85 police stations, 28 check gates and a total
strength of 11,910 personnel comprising of civil police,Arunachal Armed Police and
India Reserve Battalions. As on date there are two battalions of Arunachal Armed
police,five battalions of IRBN, a separate unit of Telecom, Security and Fire Services.
17 Fire stations are functioning in the state.
Demonstrations such as Silent demonstration by STF, PT, Fire and emergency services
demonstration were displayed during the celebration.
Various stalls were also put up by the forces.
Earlier, Gallantry medal was awarded to Devendra Arya, SP(City), Nikom Riba, Inspector
and Nani Nama, Sub- Inspector on the occasion.
While Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service was awarde to Hibu Tamang,IPS,
SP(Telecom) and Patan Chandra Roy,Sub-Fire Officer.
Commendation certificates were also awarded to various police personnel which included
Oyin Tari (I.O), Sub-Inspector, Sang Thinley, SI, Tamar Pabin, SI, K. Yangfo, SIO,
Karto Zirdo, Fireman, Tapak Bagra, Naik, P. Talam,Constable.
Certificates were also given away to the winners of the football and volleyball tournament,
firing competition and essay competition.
Cong to take disciplinary action
against dissident MLAs
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Congress will initiate necessary disciplinary action as per the
constitution of the party against all the rebel MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh.
Attending the meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) here today,
former Union Minister and in-Charge of Congress Affairs in Arunachal Pradesh V. Narayanasamy
and AICC Secretary and In-charge of Arunachal Pradesh Dr. K. Jayakumar, asked the
party cadres to deal strongly against those dissident party MLAs, who have been allegedly
working at the command of the BJP. They said that disciplinary action must be taken
as per the party constitution.
They further said that matter of dissidence within the Congress party will be apprised
to AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi for further action and
to sort out the internal conflict. The central party leaders also said that any grievances
of any party leader or worker should be brought to the Congress house and sorted
them out within the party.
Both the central observers were satisfied with the progress of the State under the
leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
Marina Kenglang, ZPC from Changlang also highlighted the CM’s various flagship programs
and schemes and explained how they are benefitting the poor people.
Earlier, APCC workers and party cadres apprised both the central party leaders of
the ongoing situation of the party, particularly the much talked dissidence by a
few MLAs ‘at the behest of the BJP.’
Among others, APCC President Padi Richo, APCC Vice President cum Adviser to CM Bosiram
Siram, APCC Vice President TC Tok, General Secretary BC Tok, Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Seva Dal Chief Organizer Kipa Kaha, West Siang District DCC President Gedo Kato were
also present and spoke in the meeting, according to APCC release.
Child labour: a growing menace in Arunachal
[[ Monday Musing ]]
[ Appu Gapak ]
“We do not face human trafficking problem in our state much like other states. In
fact we bring in people from other states to work for us”, this had been my reply
to a question about the scene of human trafficking in Arunachal during a trafficking
in-person conclave that I attended in Guwahati in the fag end of 2013. My honest
response got me many cold glances. I had been naive, not knowing the harsh realities
And then I met A and B from a small village in the newly bifurcated Longding district.
They are sisters and work as maids in Itanagar.
A and B tell me their brother goes to school. But they have to work to pay for their
family’s expense. There are many like them working in the various corners of the
state. Some of them work outside too. They have been sent off by their parents willingly
to work as maids.
“Recently we rescued a girl from Changlang working as maid in Itanagar. She has been
handed over to Oju Mission Orphanage. But she refuses to go back. She says she will
rather stay here than go back or else she will be sold again,” shares Labour officer
Lee Ete. Such is the harsh reality.
Another seven-year-old girl was allegedly sold off by her father in the remote Kurung
Kumey district a month ago for a sum of Rs 30,000, who was later again sold off for
a much higher price at Rs 1.5 lakhs. The evils of child labour in the state are on
the increase as many children, mostly girls, are being sold off. Many of the families
are unable to afford the basic necessities of life. For the poor, labour is often
the only asset they can use to improve their well-being and hence the parents are
forced to sell their children off to work as maids. There are many contributing factors
to child labour, which include economic deprivation, living condition, and lack of
employment opportunities, social status, lack of education and of course gender biasness
when the girls, both A & B, are being made to work as maid while their brother goes
Only 'rescuing' children, often will not help. What is required is addressing the
reasons that force children to work. Children work mainly to help their families
because the adults do not have appropriate employment and adequate income. Children
also work because there is a demand for cheap labour in the market.
In light of these contributing factors, it seems child labour is not going to disappear
very easily in the near future. It will continue to flourish unless economic conditions
of the people are improved and women are treated as equals.
And like what the labour officer has said, children will still refuse to go back
home because they will still be sold. “They don’t even get to have a proper meal
in their homes. They are better off with us,” someone had said and till the situation
improves this stands true.
43rd APP Raising Day celebrated at Ziro
[ Yachang Tacho ]
ZIRO, Nov 8: The 43rd Raising Day of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) was celebrated
with various sports event at Govt. Higher Secondary School ground Ziro today.
The month-long sports competition among the Lower Subansiri district police concluded
here today coinciding with its Raising day. Divided in four groups; Alfa, Delta,
Bravo and Charlee, the APP men took up various competitions like football, volleyball,
carrom etc. and also painting and essay.
Attending the Raising Day, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang wishing
the APP for attaining 43rd year service in the State, congratulated winners of the
games and sports events. He suggested the participants to maintain their sports spirit
so as to maintain discipline and physical fitness.
Commandant, 54Bn ITBP, Sukhwinder Singh attending the celebration said, in order
to retain oneself physically fit, exercise is a continuous process especially for
armed force personnel and organizing such sports competition among police personnel
will help them in keeping sound health and sound mind.
Earlier, Lower Subansiri Superintendent of Police, Tumme Amo highlighted report of
achievements of the department in the case. Later, prizes were distributed to the
As part of the Raising Day, five days yoga session was also conducted for district
police from Nov 3 to 7 under Yarang Michi, yoga teacher who got trained from the
International Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre Kerala and Canada.
Among others, ADC, Nending Chatung, EAC, Mokar Riba, EE PWD, Er. Hage Obing, ADO
Koj Horming and Dy SP Jhon Pada along with district police personnel also attended
CDPOs for release of honorarium to Awangwadi workers, helpers on monthly basis
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Arunachal Pradesh Child Development Project Officers’ Welfare Association
(APCDPOWA) has appealed to the Government for release of honorarium to the Angawanwadi
Workers and Helpers on a monthly basis.
The APCDPOWA in its general conference cum election/selection held here yesterday
observed that since the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are the key functionaries at
the grassroots level, who deliver the services to the targeted group, their honorarium
should be released on a monthly basis instead of present phase-wise.
The meeting also advocated for providing additional incentives for them considering
their increasing workloads.
“Due to launching of many new programmes in the department, such as SABLA, IGMSY,
ECCE and new MIS etc. the work load of AWWs and AWHs has increased many-fold for
which the Govt. should consider for providing additional incentives as being practiced
in other states,” said APCDPOWA in a release.
The Anganwadi Workers award should also be given during important occasions or days
at district or state level instead of awarding it to them at ICDS project level silently,
the release said.
The meeting also discussed various problems faced by the CDPOs at ICDS Project level
and strategies for effective implementation of various schemes of the department.
All the officers present during the conference felt the need of increasing the numbers
of officers and officials considering the expansion of ICDS Projects and launching
of many new programmes.
All districts, including Itanagar Capital Complex should have separate one post each
of DD (I), the meeting opined, and further suggested for separating the state into
two zones --East and West-- and creation of post 1 each of J.D(I) to ease down the
workloads of the department. The meeting also urged the government for promotional
avenue for the CDPOs serving in the same post for last 23-24 years.
The meeting urged for strengthening the Directorate by posting sufficient officers.
The present strength of 1 officer each of JD (I) and DD(I) is found to be quite insufficient
to attend the officers and officials coming from far flung and various project areas
for various works.
Provision for two directors--one for ICDS and other for schemes should be made and
independent officer for other programmes such as Protection of Women from Domestic
Violence (PWDV), Juvenile Justice etc. appointed in all the districts for effective
and qualitative deliverance of services, the release added.
Earlier, the association felicitated Dipti Seal Barman, the retired CDPO, who joined
the department as a Gamsevika (Jr.) in 1979 and served at various places, with memento
in recognition of her services to the needy and downtrodden, especially women and
children. She also was one of the active members who contributed a lot for the welfare
and strengthening of the association.
A new executive body of the association was also constituted.
The meeting was attended by the CDPOs working at various ICDS Projects under the
Department of Women and Child Development, Arunachal Pradesh.
Rijiju calls for positive changes through religion
SEPPA, Nov 8: Religion is a spiritual path that spreads knowledge and brings positive
changes among the people in the society, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs,
Kiren Rijiju. He was attending the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Christian Revival
Church Bameng on Saturday at Bameng in East Kameng.
Rijiju said that he is committed to raise various issues of the frontiers state of
Arunachal Pradesh at various national and international forums. He stressed for working
as a united team-Arunachal among the elected representatives cutting across party
affiliations for better development of the state.
Taking the responsibility of clearance of important projects from the central Govt.,
he cautioned that single penny should be made accountable to the people without misuse
of money by maintaining quality of works. He informed that population criteria was
no more required for road connectivity to village under PMGSY.
Further, Rijiju appealed those people to open bank accounts whoever attained 18 yrs
and above under Prime Minister Jhan Dhan Yojna so that beneficiaries may be directly
linked through the bank account. He also informed of the Mudra Yojna with three categories
of loan for easy access for the common people.
Rijiju assured the clearance of necessary fund from central Govt. for Seppa to Chayangtajo
road to be completed before 2019. Two ambulances were sanctioned for Khenewa and
Bameng health centers by the MoS in the function.
Speaking on the occasion, local MLA Kumar Waii advised the revival followers to imbibe
good behaviours and character as the religion teaches us to be good human beings.
Rev. Dr. Takeng Taggu gave the Bible message and the prayer warrior team performed
the invocation prayer.
Among others East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh and SP Tojo Karga attended the programme.
Governor calls upon people to come forward to help the needy and downtrodden
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa called upon the people
to come forward and help the needy and downtrodden.
Rajkhowa, who visited Seneh, an NGO under Bhabada Devi Philanthropic Trust working
for the welfare of the homeless and destitute of the society at Guwahati on Saturday,
emphasized that the people from all-walks-of-life, particularly those who are well-off,
should provide their surplus to the poor and needy people.
The Governor lauded the NGO, which is led by Gp Capt (Retd) Atul Chandra Barua ,
VSM, as the chairman of the Board of Trustees, for its efforts and rising to the
call of the society. He also commended the members of the NGO for addressing the
challenges of the downtrodden and the inmates.
The Governor added that the regular financial assistance from ‘GiveIndia’ received
by ‘Seneh’ speaks of its credibility and recognition. ‘GiveIndia’ is a donation platform
that allows interested people to support a cause of their choice from about 200 NGOs
that have been scrutinized for transparency and credibility.
Recalling the famous quotation of Swami Vivekananda, ‘Service to men is service to
God’, the Governor said that with the benevolent services of organizations like Oju
Welfare Association, Naharlagun, Donyi Polo Mission, Itanagar, Manjusree Vidhyapith,
Tawang and Bhavada Devi Memorial Philanthropic Trust, Guwahati – Seneh, have improved
the life of the needy, destitute and orphans. These organizations have been providing
a magnanimous service to the society.
Seneh provides refuge to number of homeless people, destitute or abandoned women,
who have made it their home. It also provides free medical assistance including Psychiatric
treatments to inmates of the shelter. PRO to Raj Bhawan
APYC rejoices Bihar poll results, alleges dissident party MLAs of hobnobbing with
central BJP leaders
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: The outcome of Bihar election where BJP has been decimated by JD(U),
RJD and Congress alliance is having effect in Arunachal too. The Arunachal Pradesh
Youth Congress (APYC) today claimed that dissident Congress legislators currently
camping at Delhi were hobnobbing with central BJP leaders and were waiting for Bihar
“These legislators were showing signs of according confidence on BJP and hobnobbing
with its leaders. The Bihar results should wash away their vested dreams of holding
power at the cost of state’s development. They were waiting for the Bihar Assembly
election results to decide their future plans. Now the result is out and the defeat
of BJP and its alliances in Bihar Assembly election to Mahagat Bandhan alliance of
JD, JD (U) and INC is the first step towards downfall of BJP,” said APYC. Further
they appealed to the BJP National President Amit Shah, General Secretary, in-Charge
North East, Ram Madhav and Union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju to free Congress legislators
from their game plan, so that they can come back and contribute to the developmental
process of the state.
The youth Congress member also appealed to senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha
Member Mukut Mithi to coordinate and facilitate the process of homecoming of those
misguided legislators as it has been reported that he has been very close to them
and the central BJP leaders.
Meanwhile within BJP the voices of dissent against possible joining of Congress legislators
into BJP have came out openly. Today members of Kalaktang Mandal Committee of BJP
claimed that Congress MLA from Kalaktang constituency is trying to join into BJP.
They have appealed to the BJP national and BJP state presidents not to accept him
into party alleging that he is involved in several wrongdoings. They also leveled
serious allegation of nepotism and corruption against him. Further BJP Mandal committee
also alleged that absence of local MLA from the constituency for months together
is unbecoming of a law maker who happens to be also the Deputy Speaker of State Assembly.
The developmental activities have come to a standstill and the common denizens are
suffering, they added.
CCA Management Committee bags Balipara Foundation Nature Conservancy Award 2015
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Pangchen Lakhar Community Conserved Area Management Committee (PLACCAMC)
has been conferred with the prestigious Balipara Foundation Nature Conservancy Award
2015 to recognize their participatory community-based conservation in community owned
In 2011, the villagers of Kharman and Kyalegteng of Zemithang valley, inspired by
the idea of Community Conserved Area model approached WWF-India for technical and
financial support in demarcating 85 sq km of community forest as the Pangchen Lakhar
CCA. The PLACCA comprises Panchayat members, village elders and youth who work for
the conservation and management of their verdant forests, thereby securing the habitats
of red pandas, musk deer, serow, goral, Himalayan black-bear, Siberian weasel, leopard
and wild dogs. It is also one of the wintering habitats of endangered black-necked
PLACCAMC has been encouraging the villagers to revive their dependency on agriculture
and put into practice some of the pilot mitigation techniques to combat human-wildlife
conflicts. The Management Committee is also drafting a management plan to put a mechanism
for long-term conservation of community-owned forest and address livelihood requirements
of the villagers.
The management committee was recognized in a ceremony in Guwahati on Nov 6. This
recognition will boost their moral and encourage them to do better conservation in
days to come.
CM satisfied with CC road works in Capital Complex
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki accompanied by Local MLA and UD Parliamentary
Secretary Techi Kaso today inspected ongoing construction work of Cement Concrete
road at Naharlagun.
A total of 13km of CC road works were completed in and around Naharlagun and the
remaining work is slated to be completed by the end of this year.
Satisfied with the pace and progress of work, Chief Minister reiterated his vision
and commitment of durable road for the Capital Complex. He directed the department
officers to leave no stone unturned to complete the project well in time by maintaining
Tuki directed PWD department to expedite maintenance work of roads in Itanagar including
construction of CC pavement roads in the sectors. It may be mentioned that the state
government has already released funds for maintenance of capital roads and expectedly
the work would be completed within a span of two to three months.
Results of state level painting competitions on energy conservation announced
ITANAGAR, Nov 8: The results of State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation
under National Campaign on Energy Conservation were announced.
After evaluation of the paintings, the jury members nominated by the State Government
and NHPC on November 6 selected three paintings from each category “A” (4th, 5th
& 6th standard) and “B” (7th, 8th & 9th standard) for national level competition.
Ten paintings were selected for consolation prizes from each category.
Anubhav Dutta, Class VI, of VKV, Itanagar, Lindum Antoni, Class VI, of JNV, Doimukh
and Liyum Ori, Class VI, of VKV, Jirdin, West Siang won the first, second and third
prizes respectively in category ‘A’.
Winners of category “B” are Martina Bagra (1st), Cl VIII, VKV, Jirdin, Aalo, West
Siang, Kirondeep Bhattacharjee (2nd), Cl VIII, VKV, Itanagar, Mary Rumin, (3rd) Cl.
VIII, VKV, Aalo.
The consolation prize winners are (Category A) Tanisha Paul, Cl. VI, VKV, Itanagar,
Tage Atassi, Cl. VI, Woodland School, Lower Subansiri, Ziro, Baishali Paul, Cl. V,
VKV, Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri, Subham Sinha, Cl.VI, Siyom Army Public School, Aalo,
West Siang, Sangzing Phinya, Cl. V, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tengavalley, West Kameng,
Pema Yadron, Cl. VI, VKV, Itanagar, Sagar Mall, Cl VI, Alphabet Public School, Doimukh,
Liza Zirdo, Cl VI, VKV, Vivek Vihar, Aryan Singh, Cl VI, Blue Pine Res. Public School,
Ziro, Dorjee B. Sona, Cl VI, VKV, Jirdin, Aalo, West Siang.
Consolation prize winners of Category B: Mary Basar, Cl. VIII, VKV, Basar, Gul Lomdak,
Cl. VIII, VKV, Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri, Joydip Kakoti, Cl IX, KV, NERIST, Nirjuli,
M. Reshmi, Cl. VIII, KV, Itanagar, Nyohai Wangien, Cl. VIII, Ramakrishna Sharda Mission
Girls School, Khonsa, Nabam Lamin, Cl. IX, Boum Kakir Mission School, Papum Pare,
Dibyajyoti Baruah, Cl IX, VKV, NEEPCO, Yazali, Rishita Nath, Cl. IX, KV No. 1, Itanagar,
Tabom Tatak, Cl. VIII, Donyi- Polo Mission School for Hearing & Visually Impaired,
Chimpu, Itanagar, Piman Rani Wangsaham, Ramakrishna Sharda Mission Girls School,
Jummi Combats Bene lift 3rd Rebi Ado Memorial Football Tournament Trophy
AALO, Nov 8: Jummi Combats FC Bene beat All Kombo FC via tie- breaker in a nail biting
final to win the 3rd Rebi Ado Memorial Football Tournament at General Football Ground
The match went into penalties after both the teams were locked 2-2 at the end of
regulation and extra times.
Bene took the lead in the middle of the first half and increased the lead to 2-0
by scoring another goal in the beginning of second half.
All Kombo FC made all out effort to find the equalizer and pumped in two consecutive
goals to restore parity (2-2).
Both the teams were locked 2-2 even after five penalty shootout.
Finally, Bene managed to win the match 3-2 in extra penalty shots and clinched the
trophy along with cash prize of Rs.1,20,000.
Tadin FC bagged the fair play trophy while Nyamo Ete and Tonya Basar emerged as joint
highest scorers. Ragyor of Jummi Combats Bene was declared as best player of the
The runners up was awarded cash prize of Rs. 60,000 with a trophy.
Hokda Lollen gave away the prizes to the winner and runners up team.
The West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, West Siang Badminton Association president
Yomto Lollen also attended the closing ceremony.
The sponsorer of the tournament, Doi Ado extended his gratitude to DSA for conducting
the third and last tournament smoothly.