Tezu-Namsai road reopens

LDV DC visits flood affected area

TEZU, Oct 01: The Tezu-Namsai road via Parsuram Kund which remained cut off for the past many days due to the recent torrential rain has been re-opened exclusively for light motor vehicles and two wheelers.

However, vehicular movement along the road has been restricted from 8 am to 1 pm for maintenance work.


Deputy Commissioner R.K Sharma has appealed everyone to not cross the block portions of the road during working hours as mentioned.

In Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Garima Gupta inspected  the flood damaged area and took stock of damaged road, culverts and bridges along Abali, old Abali and Kebang village road here today.

The DC instructed RWD Executive Engineers for early restoration of road communication by repairing all the damaged culvert at 10.03 km point from NH 52 and approach road near Kabang village.

Responding to the public plea, she also inspected the damaged Steel Bridge in between Abali and old Abali road and directed the RWD department to construct a diversion road at the earliest.

Efforts are also on to restore drinking water, electricity supply and restore road connectivity to all villages of the district.

RWD EE A. Sitek, ZPM Anjeto Menjo and Technical staffs of RWD  accompanied the DC during the inspection. DIPRO



Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament

APP, Papum Pare flex their muscles in semis today

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Three times Champion Lower Subansiri stormed into semifinals in the 11th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament after defeating Capital Complex 6-2 in the quarterfinals at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Lower Subansiri shot into lead 26 minute into the match through goal from Mihim Pullo. Millo Jilley added another goal in 32 minute to take the lead to 2-0 in the first half.

The second half was a seesaw battle between the two formidable team with both the teams playing some exciting game. Tadar Kojum of Capital Complex reduced the margin to 1-2  in 48th minute before Mihin of Lower Subansiri made it to 3-1 by scoring his second goal in 54 minute. Kojum again found the net in 69 minute but Millo struck his second goal two minute later (4-1). Toko Poliam and Pura Byai scored a goal each in extra time to complete the drubbing of the team.

Two players of Capital Complex and one from Lower Subansiri were cautioned with yellow cards by referee for foul play.

West Siang beat Kurung Kumey 4-3 (7-6) via tie breaker to join Lower Subansiri, APP and Papum Pare in the semifinals. The match was taken to tie breaker after both the teams were tied 3-3 in regulation and extra time.

West Siang will lock horns with Lower Subansiri in the second semifinal tomorrow at 2.30 pm while Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) would flex their muscles against defending champion Papum Pare in the first semifinal at 12.30 pm.



DGP calls on CM

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: DGP Kanwaljit Deol this morning made a courtesy call to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his official residence here.

Deol is on transfer from the State and would leave soon. An IPS Officer of 1977 batch from AGMUT Cadre, she took over the charge of DGP of Arunachal Pradesh after Vimla Mehra, who was transferred to New Delhi in May 2010.

Tuki expressed gratitude to the outgoing DGP for the services rendered by her in the top post for more than two years. He said the people, government and especially the Home Department of the state would remember her as a sincere, honest and upright DGP, who led from the front by example.

The Chief Minister wished her success in all her future endeavors.

Meanwhile, Deol offered her gratitude and sincere thanks to the Chief Minister for his cooperation and support in matters of law and order and police administration. She said she will always remember her brief tenure of working under Tuki, who also holds the Home portfolio. Besides, she said she will never forget working in a beautiful and warm hearted state like Arunachal Pradesh.

“Wherever I may be, I will always cherish my stay in Arunachal Pradesh. Even if I may not be officially associated with the State my heart will always have a feeling of belongingness to Arunachal Pradesh,” she said before bidding farewell to the Chief Minister and the state.



Gandhi jayanti

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, in two separate messages, extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti tomorrow and expressed his confidence that the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation will strengthen the spirit of unity and promote peace and, tolerance.

In his message to the people on the occasion, the Governor said that Mahatma Gandhi’s path of Ahimsa and his commitment to democracy and humanity are universal and  are very relevant in today’s environment of violence and intolerance in certain areas.

Gandhi ji, whose name is synonymous with the country’s struggle for Independence had served the cause of emancipation of the deprived and oppressed and strengthened communal harmony till his last breath. Gandhiji taught us to stand resolutely against any challenge and to work for the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and discrimination.

The Governor has appealed to the people to take a pledge on the occasion to follow the path of truth and non-violence and rededicate themselves in promoting peace, tolerance and harmony and work for the progress of the nation.

Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and the Father of the Nation, was born on 2nd October, 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.

Paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation, Tuki called upon the people to follow the teachings of the Mahatma and abide by non-violence.

Quoting a famous quote of the Mahatma that holds relevant in today’s world, Tuki said, “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

The Chief Minister advocated that the society abounds with law abiding, honest and good citizens, who believe in democracy and desist anti-social elements and violence.

“Let’s not be taken for a ride by few ‘dirty drops of the ocean of humanity’. If we all law abiding citizens stick together these few people cannot stop us from the path of peace and progress. Let Gandhi Jayanti be a reminder and inspiration for all of us to imbibe the path of non-violence and peace for over-all development of the state,” he added.



Ruksin, Pasighat plunge into darkness yet again

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Oct 01: Century-old Pasighat town, the district HQ of East Siang and its adjacent areas including Ruksin town, which have been witnessing massive power cut and erratic power supply for years, plunged into darkness again since September 19 last, bringing normal life to a standstill.

The Jana Suvidha Kendra in DC’s office and other government offices, market establishments have been the worst affected. Left with no other options, they are making their own arrangement for electricity through diesel gen-set.

Total disruption in power supply in the areas has evoked strong resentment and anger among the consumers including the members of Pasighat Public Welfare Committee (PPWC), who have decided to go for rigorous agitation against the power department for failing to meet the demand.

Expressing strong resentment over prolonged disruption in power supply, the consumers have threatened to call indefinite Pasighat and Ruksin area bandh in protest against the authority’s inaction.

It is alleged that the authority always make some lame excuses to avoid public ire. The department officials and local MLA, despite promises, have miserably failed to restore regular power supply in the area, which is causing a great deal of dissatisfaction among the citizens

PPWC, led by the Bogong Banggo ZPM Okom Yosung is conducting a public meeting this afternoon to discuss the chronic problem. But no decision came up till filing of this report. The consumers have expressed strong concern over prolonged power cut which has compelled them to make alternative arrangements at extra expenditure.

The authority has neither complete the Along-Pangin-Pasighat tower line nor renovated the Yembung and Rina hydel projects till date for which the people have been suffering a lot, they said.



Body of SSB head constable brought to his native village

SEPPA, Oct 01: The body of Palli Rapio, who was serving as head constable in 11th Bn SSB, Didighat, Uttarakhand, was brought to his native village Rerang of East Kameng in a fully decomposed state after 7 days of his death.

Rapio reportedly died following a severe chest pain on September 24.

It is alleged that his body got decomposed beyond recognition due to negligence of the Commandant of the Battalion as his body was left unattended and no medicines applied so that it does not get decomposed.

The air authority also refused to carry his body after it started emitting foul odor.

Meanwhile, All India Central Para Military Forces Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association, East Kameng Unit president Tasar Bodo strongly condemned the indifferent attitude of the Battalion and termed it an sct of big insult and dishonour to a soldier’s body. A special flight could have been arranged for bringing his body, she said.

He joined service in the year 1986. DIPRO



National Voluntary Blood Donation Day

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare Tape Bagra called upon the healthy individuals to come forward and donate blood voluntarily to save precious human lives. He was speaking after formally launching the month long observation of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day-2012 at conference hall of Directorate of Health Service, Naharlagun today.

Highlighting the importance of voluntary blood donation, the Health Commissioner also exhorted the medical fraternity for effective delivery of blood transfusion services to the general public.

Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) Project Director, Dr. Dani Duri, in his keynote address, gave a brief presentation on the blood safety programme run under National AIDS Control Progarmme and sought support from health programmes like NHRM to carry forward blood safety programmes to make safe blood accessible to all.

Dr. D Padung , State Nodal Officer, NHRM gave brief summary of  the  link between NHRM programme and blood transfusion services  .

For donor motivation and recruitment of donors, a highly informative power point was presented on voluntary blood donation to the assembled officials and staffs of Directorate Health Services and A.P. State AIDS Control Society by Dr. Moji Jini, Chief Medical Supdt., Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun.   

Dr. K.Nishing, Director of Health Services also gave a short speech on voluntary blood donation emphasizing that safe blood comes through voluntary blood donation.

Later, A blood donation was jointly organized by the officials and staffs of Directorate Health Services and APSACS at Conference Hall of the DHS.



Triangular Badminton Tourney begins

BOMDILA, Oct 01:  Parliamentary Secretary for Science & Technology Phurpa Tsering inaugurated the 2-day Triangular Badminton championship among the clubs of Bomdila, Seppa and Bhalukpong at Indoor Multi Sports Complex here today morning.

Addressing the players, the technical officials and the fans gathered in the club, Tsering underscored the importance of games and sports in today’s context. ‘’Excellence in a particular event could bring name, fame and fortune,’’ he said. Citing the examples of Sania Nehwal, Mary Kom, the Indian Wrestlers and others, Tsering coaxed the players to be disciplined, committed and laborious to excel in his/her chosen discipline.

Winning is what all about, but the way a player carries himself or herself and the impression he or she leaves on others is of greater significance, he added.

Pleased over the arrangements made by the Organizing Committee of Bomdila for the smooth conduct of the tournament and for the comfortable stay of the players, Tsering opined that the Organizers should take up the possibility of organizing other sporting events as well for a balanced growth of the games and sports in the district.

The participation of Parliamentary Secretary RWD, Supply & Transport Kumar Waii himself as a player in the tournament and that of the officers and PRI leaders sends the right message and could do well for the augmentation of sports in the district, he concluded.

A total of 27 matches under the categories of Veteran, Sub-Veteran, Senior (Middle Order) and Mixed Double (Open) were held on the first day and 31 matches under Open Category, Veteran, Sub-Veteran, Senior (Middle Order), Mixed Doubles and Open would be played tomorrow.

Among others, Parliamentary Secretary Kumar Waii, DC, SP and all the HODs of the district headquarters Bomdila attended the inaugural function and witnessed the few opening matches. DIPRO



Awareness prog on sustainable drinking water

KHONSA, Oct 01: A Block level awareness cum workshop on “Sustainable Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation - Role of PRIs” organized by Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Division, Khonsa as a part of NRDWP (Support) activities at Kanubari CD block recently.  

Likha Tekhi, Executive Engineer, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa explaining the role of PHE & WS Department towards bringing up the society, stressed the need for involvement of PRIs in implementation of people-centric NBA programme. He informed that a Gram Panchayat (GP) that achieves 100% coverage in individual household latrine, school and anganwadi toilets, community toilets would be awarded Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP). He added that out of 104 GPs in both Tirap and Longding districts, only Kaimai GP has been able to be  awarded NGP carrying a cash prize of Rs 50000. He urged the gathering to gear up for NGP.  He further disclosed that the assets created under drinking water supply through NRDWP would be subsequently transferred and handed over to the respective PRIs for operation and maintenance after imparting proper training to them.

Doi Tarak, Consultant, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa through Power Point presentation detailed about role of PRI and VWSC in the management of drinking water supply and sanitation. He elaborately explained on how to plan, implement, operate, maintain and manage water supplies to ensure their sustainability. With the picture and video clip presentation, he explained on different types of low cost sanitary toilets.  He elaborately explained on how to construct, cost involvement and their sustainability while stressing the construction of pour flush toilet in elevated house and sought to popularize as SAT (Sanitary Arunachal Toilet).

Dr. T Wangsu, Govt. Hospital, Kanubari spoke on relationship between health, water and sanitation. He briefed different types of water borne diseases and advised the gathering to maintain personal hygiene.

Mina Chetri, Supervisor, ICDS, Kanubari explained on concept and component of sanitation. She explained on safe handling of drinking water, disposal of waste, personal hygiene and village sanitation.

Attending the programme, W Wangsu, Teacher, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kanubari, Rongnai Maham, ZPC, District Longding, Wango Atraham, Anchal Chairperson, Kanubari and Lowang Wangham, Anchal Chairperson, Wanu also spoke on the occasion.

L Thungon, Circle Officer, Kanubari advised the participants to give important and attention to such kind of training for the welfare of community. Further, he told that water is an elixir to our life and everybody should care about the quality of water supplied to them as most villagers consuming it may be prone to various water borne diseases. He expressed his gratefulness to PHE & WS department.

During the technical sessions, Ngonglin Ngongwa, Laboratory Technician (LT), PHE & WS Division, Khonsa, Pasang Ratan, LT, PHESD Longding and Lilymai Deka, LT Deomali gave demonstrative training on how to use Field Test Kit (FTK) for water quality testing. With the completion of the training, the trainees were given FTKs in GP wise (one FTK per GP).

The training programmes were attended by all PRIs, Public and Govt Officers/ Officials.

Altogether 150 peoples have attended the program. DIPRO



Protest rally against BSNL


NAMPONG, Oct 01: The youths of Nampong and Rima-Putok circles organized a protest rally against poor BSNL cellular service in Nampong, a sensitive border area of the state.

The youths were accompanied by the student of All Changlang District Students Union along with the business fraternity, who voluntarily participated in the rally by downing their shutters. The government employees also joined the rally showing solidarity with them.

The slogans of resentment against the BSNL Nampong reverberated throughout the hilly town and with hundreds of people walking on the both side of the road, the massive rally took off the Nampong entrance point, covering almost 2 Km concluded at the Nampong Telephone Exchange which was heavily guarded by CRPF, Civil Police and IRBn to prevent any untoward incident.  

The youth group led by Yongmi Mossang demanded the replacement of the existing BTS mobile system which is not only out-dated but out of order. It was hastily installed to pacify the public outrage, therefore, Mossang appealed the authorities to phase out such out-dated equipments from Nampong Telephone Exchange, which instead of solving adds up to the problems.

They submitted a three-point memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner M Roy, who in return has assured the youths to take up the issue with the competent authorities of BSNL.

BSNL cellular service has been out of order since last one month causing immense problems to the subscribers.



PPDUYF writes to HRD director (T)

ITANAGAR, Oct 1:  Papum Pare District Unemployed Youth Forum (PPDUYF) has urged the Director (T), Union Ministry of Human Resource Development   to take appropriate steps for filling up all backlog  C and D category  posts from  among the APST  candidates in the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology.

The HRD ministery had instructed the  NERIST authority  to  complete the process by March  2012 to fill up the backlog  vacancies under SC, ST, OBC and Person with disability quotas, but the “lackadaisical approach of NERIST authority in this regard disheartened the  local unemployed youths,” the Forum said.

Alleging the  NERIST  register in-charge of  favouritism, the Forum further said  that  name of the  candidate  Dr Nabam Peter was  enlisted in waiting list during recruitment  to the post of Medical Officer in 2011. But  instead of giving chance to waiting list candidate, the list was terminated  later and vacant post was re-advertised under OBC category  instead of sending appointment letter to Peter as a waiting list candidate.

Other  demands of  the Forum included   structural safety of Type -1 quarters, reconsideration of the decision  to wave the upper age limit as a one-time concession of  the internal candidates and   job preference to local candidates.

The Forum alleged that  instead of dismissing  the service of a laboratory attendant/helper who was declared foreigner by  Foreigners Tribunal, North Lakhimpur, the NERIST authority  kept him under suspension since 07/05/2010 citing the writ petition.  



Basic Education Of Gandhiji –“ Education Through Life, Education For Life”

Arvind Sarmah

M. Sc. B. Ed.

“By Education I mean an all round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit”. This is how Gandhiji summed up his idea of true education.

Mahatma Gandhi, Man with pure soul , An apostle of truth and Ahimsa , pioneer of  Satyagrah, liberator of India  from foreign rule; One of the outstanding educational  philosopher of the world was born on 2nd October at Porbander in Kathiawad . He is officially honoured in India as the father of Nation, his birth day 2nd October is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti ,a national holiday and  World wide  as the  International day of Non Violence.

The Basic Education according to a pamphlet published by ministry of education, is not only a valuable and integral part of the priceless legacy that Mahatma Gandhi left to the Nation ,but embodies certain educational ideas and principles of greater significance that have been welcomed and endorsed by distinguished and discerning educationist in India and abroad.

The word Basic is derived from the word Base which means the bottom or foundation of a thing upon which the whole things rest or is made.

Gandhji realized fully that the traditional system (system introduced by Macaulay ) is unreal and artificial. He said” I am convinced that the present system of education is not only wasteful but positively harmful. He again feels, the present system of education does not meet the requirement of the country in any shape or form . The defect of system of education introduced by British in India are;  It was an urban system of education in a rural country, the curriculam was English dominated. The system was too literary and bookish not in accordance with a needs of a secular democratic country.

The basic education aims at removing the defects .Gandhiji wanted to make education self sufficient , otherwise teeming millions of India could not be educated. Let us  know the distinctive merits of basic education.

It is a child centered education .In the words of an eminent educationist, “The basic education regards the child as the educational consumer whose needs must be studied and understood, catered to and fullfiled ,

Learning by doing sums up the educational method of basic education. “Chalk” and “Talk” lesions are not very useful. All educationist have condemned bookish knowledge. In basic system of education the children acquire knowledge of the formal school subject as a by product of purposeful activates.

Gandhiji considered, Craft as the core of the basic education .The process of education should be imparted through some handicraft or industry.

Earn while you learn is another feature of the plan. The idea of self sufficient basic education has a special significance in a country like India .

Basic system of education is directed to the needs of life .It is not pursue  an ideal  which has no relation with or is totally isolated  from the real situation of life.

Free and compulsory education for seven years is one of the distinctive merits of basic education. By free and compulsory education we mean  an education for which  parents will not have to pay any fee and for which must send their children to school. Gandhiji stressed that proper education can only be imparted through the mother tongue .Foreign tounge as the medium of instruction is unfit for original work. It makes us crammers and imitators .Basic education is for rural as well as urban areas. It is wrong to assume that Basic education is intended to imparted in rural areas only. In fact in one sense there is a greater need of basic education in urban areas, In rural areas  the children who  participate  in the life of the farm or allied occupation  of their families  have certain types of  further education. In performing their jobs the children come into direct contact with the actual life, the experiences they get from the basic further education. On the other hand in large towns and big industrial cities the children miss the opportunities of rich experiences and direct contact with life.

In closing the discussion let us say that the philosophy underlying the concept of basic education evolved by Gandhiji and the essential principles of his scheme are so important that they should guide and shape the educational system of our country at all levels. We believe that the essential elements of the system fundamentally sound and that with necessary modification these can form a part of education not only at primary stage but at stages in our national system.

There is no doubt that an efficient and effective system of education is must for solving most of the social and economic problems which confront us today .During the last 30 years we have made a huge investment in development of education .However many of our educational objectives yet remained unrealized owing to the errors of  commission and omission .A sharp break with the existing practices and  priorities in education will have to be considered .The break may not necessarily be at one stroke . It can be gradual. .But a break there must be, for, otherwise the educational system will become a drag upon the growth of the country. This break however must be made after thorough experimentation and try out.



News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele. numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.


Cancel  land acquisition process or face 48 hours bandh: BCIF

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Opposing the decision to shift the site for construction of Greenfield airport from Karsingsa to Hollongi,  the Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) in a letter addressed to Papum Pare deputy commissioner demanded cancellation of land acquisition process scheduled to begin from Sept 5 for construction Greenfield Airport at Hollongi.  Informing that the people of Karsingsa, Banderdewa and nearby areas have taken the decision against land acquisition process at Hollongi in a public meeting on Sept 29, the Forum threatened to call 48 hours Capital complex bandh on October 4 if its ‘genuine demands’ are not fulfilled. Despite completion of all formalities for construction of  Greenfield airport at Karsingsa,  both  Centre and state Govt had decided to shift the airport site at Hollongi, the Forum resented.


ANYA unit demands action against land encroachers

ITANAGAR, Oct 01:  All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit today suggested the state government to take stern action against the illegal land encroachers at Capital complex by carrying out eviction drive. In a three points memorandum submitted to the state chief minister ANYA unit also requested authority close down hume pipe factory near Barapani government middle school saying that it creates health hazard to students and colony people. The association further requested the authority to shift Ganga mandir situated at the heart of Ganga Market as it becomes source of noise pollution and also creates parking problem.


Constable interview

TEZU, Oct 01: The interview/ viva-voce for the post of Constable in APP Bn/ IRBn will be held from October 3 to 5 in the Office Chamber of Superintendent of Police, Tezu, Lohit.  The interview which was fixed on September 24 was postponed due to flood and inclement weather in the district. DIPRO


DSY to promote softball

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow today assured the newly formed Arunachal Softball Association all help for promotion and popularization of the sport (Softball) in the state.

Dinglow, who is also appointed as the president of the association, suggested the other newly appointed executive body members to work towards achieving the main aim and objective of the association. He also asked them to conduct a demonstration match to familiarize the people of the state with the sport.


ACCSJAC meeting held

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: All Capital Complex Sectoral Joint Action Committee (ACCSJAC) in a meeting held on Sept 30 urged the  concern departments to renovate the NH-52 A and sectoral roads and improve  the water and electricity supply  system  in sectors and stressed on removal of garbage from various location within the Capital complex.

The House  further appealed  the  citizens not to encourage encroachment of land  of Govt offices, school and hospital and confine their domestic animals. It further urged the concern authority to strictly maintain Right of Way in Capital area.

The house unanimously proposed that the sectoral committee should be empowered to issue  certificates like PRC, ST and death certificate. It further appealed the Capital DC to begin the process of land regularization in Capital Complex as soon as possible as per cabinet decision.


Tajo selected for Women Junior Asian Weightlifting  Championship

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Indian  Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has selected Arunachalee lifter Meno Tajo to participate in the ensuing 19th Women Junior Asian Weightlifting  Championship at Yangon, Myanmar from November 5-12.

Tajo is among 28-member Indian contingent selected for the 13th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) and 26th Men and 19th Women Junior Asian Weightlifting Championships.


Micro financial service branch opens

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Nana Marketing & Financial Service Private Limited has opened its branch office at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri district on September 29.

Opening ceremony was attended by Jumnii Ligu, District Labour & Employment Officer and Damkesh Maying, President, Upper Subansiri District Intellectual Forum.

While speaking on the occasion, Jumnii Ligu said that this kind of micro-financing company will immensely helpful to the poor and helpless rural people as well as unemployed youths to start small business activities in their own.

Damkesh Maying, urged the directors of board and the ventures to perform the business not only to get profits but also to help the poor and helpless people.

On the inauguration function, Director and Managing Director of the company were also present.

More than 50 agents and public also attended during the function.


BLO training prog

Seppa, Sept 29: Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer (DEO) instructed all booth level officers appointed for the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls to discharge duty sincerely to ensure error free electoral roll as per guidelines of ECI.

Addressing a one-day training programme for the AEROs and BLOs at Kameng Hall here recently, the DC said that the main purpose of the Training Programme was to made the BLO understand their role and responsibilities for enrolment of all eligible and left out voters in the electoral roll. He instructed them to maintain total impartiality in the process.

The DEO also informed that as per ECI guidelines no transfer and posting orders would be effected till the completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls.

Jalas Pertin, EAC Cum ERO as a resource person explained in details through Power-Point Presentation about the role and responsibilities of AEROs and BLOs.


RGU results out

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: The result of Re-Evaluation of UG Examination 2012 for III Year (Pass & Honours) has been declared today. The result can be seen in university website :www.rgu.ac.in.


Kidzee – Niti Vihar celebrates pre-Gandhi Jayanti

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Kidzee - Niti Vihar school, Itanagar organized a pre-celebration today to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.  

All the students came in white kurta pajama, topi, white churidar/saree to celebrate the occasion. They garlanded the portrait of Gandhiji, lit lamp and offered prayer on the occasion. They also sang the bhajan ‘Vaishnava jana to’ and ‘Raghupati Raghava  Rajaram‘ along with other patriotic songs in praise of the Father of the Nation.

Gandhiji’s life and philosophies were also highlighted to the students.

"Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year as a national holiday to commemorate the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.


Awareness  prog on International Humanitarian Law

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with International Committee of the Red Cross, New Delhi organized a day-long awareness programme on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) here today. The main objective of the programme was to create   awareness on the laws   which protect victims of war and people afflicted by armed violence.

Speaking on the function, Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Itanagar Sanjay Goel emphasized on the importance of IHL in developing country like India. Sabga, Regional Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Office, and New Delhi briefed on role and mandate of the ICRC.


Rinchin Butti wins state level essay competition

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Rinchin Butti, a B A first year girl student of Government College, Bomdila has won the state level essay competition on the topic ‘role of women in creating communal harmony and National Integration”.  The essay competition was  conducted by the directorate of Higher and Technical Education on August 30 and  sponsored by the  Union ministry of home affairs.

While Bani Pertin, BA 2nd year student of Dera Natung Govt. College Itanagar and Asmi Mega BHMS-I North East Homeopathic Medical College bagged second and third prizes respectively. The winners will be given away prizes and certificate of proficiency by the state governor on the occasion of Republic Day celebration at Itanagar on 26 January 2013, release added.


Keep away from AAPSU poll campaign, RGUSU asks its students

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union (RGUSU) today asked its post-graduate students to distance themselves away from the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) election campaign. RGUSU decision came as a reaction to AAPSU president’s alleged comment during AAPSU federal assembly on Sunday that post-graduate students seek money for vote during union’s election. However, the RGUSU appealed to the students to cast their valuable vote to right candidates during ensuing AAPSU election. RGUSU further decided that no candidate will be allowed to campaign inside  the university campus without consultation with the union. It also decided to approach university authority to ask them tighten security measures in order to prevent unauthorized entry of vehicles and   group of persons into the university campus, particularly during evening hours.

Rajiv Gandhi University Scholars’ Forum (RGURSF) has backed the Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU) in demanding clarification from AAPSU president for his alleged bad comment against the post-graduate students of the university.

The RGURSF has demanded the AAPSU president to either substantiate his comment or make a word of regret for his remark against the PG students within 3 days.


Up-gradation of school sought

ITANAGAR, Oct 01:  Claiming that number of students is increasing in every academic session at community school Nibu Nijik Model Village, Jammi-Jaate here, which was established in 2004, All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association today sought up-gradation of the said school immediately. In a representation to the chief minister the association said that several appeals were made to authority earlier for up-gradation of community school into primary school but yield no result.



The resolution adopted by indigenous people of Dissing Passo circle to prohibit illegal extraction of forest resources, hunting fishing, felling trees, bamboos and excavation of sand/boulders etc within the administrative jurisdiction of Dissing Passo circle would be effected from October 20. However, it was wrongly mentioned as October 30 in October one issue of this daily.






78 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Education for women  and children

Great strides have been made during the United Nations Literacy Decade. Across the world, individuals, communities and countries have reached out to children, youth and adults to enable them to read, write and transform their lives. As a result, some 90 million young men and women and adults have become literate.

Despite all these efforts,  an estimated 775 million young people and adults around the world still cannot read or write; 122 million children of primary and lower secondary school age remain out of school; and millions still graduate with inadequate literacy skills.  Women account for two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population.  The persistence of such numbers hobbles the efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to build the inclusive knowledge societies.

In order to move faster to reach the most marginalized and uphold this basic human right, the UN has launched a new Education First initiative.  The initiative focuses on three priorities: putting every child in school; improving the quality of learning; and fostering global citizenship.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon, in his message for the International Literacy Day  had called on world leaders and all involved with education to join this initiative. The cost of leaving millions of children and young people on the margins of society is far greater than the funds required to reach the international goals for education.



Anjaw district needs special attention from Govt of AP

Dear Editor,

The unprecedented   flash flood has disrupted the road communication from Tezu to Kibithoo, Hayuliang to Chaglagam and Hayuliang to Goiliang leading to complete disruption of the vehicular traffic because of which there is an acute shortage of essential commodities and medicines in the entire district. Lack of buffer stocks of essential commodities has further aggravated the problems of the general public in the entire district.

Due to shortage of food grains all the schools have to be closed which has hampered the student’s academic session badly.  The utmost concerned of the citizens of the district is related with the diseases, which may crop up after the flash flood. In recent past also due to shortage of essential medicines at Community Health Centre (CHC), Hayuliang, the villagers of Chilang village had to face lot of problems in getting treatment for dysentery. In spite of all the efforts, one of the valuable lives of the said village could not be saved from it.  

Seeing the extent of damaged occurred to the road communication from Tezu to Kibithoo and from Hayuliang to Chaglagam, it is  bound to believe that even if the BRO resumes the restoration work on war footing basis also, it may take some weeks to restore the road communication to this land locked district. The delay in restoration work will further aggravate the problems being faced by the government employees and the general public of the district.

So, we would like to appeal the welfare Government of Arunachal Pradesh to take special care and efforts to make available the essential commodities and medicines to the far flung area of Chaglagam, Goiliang, Kibithoo, Walong, Hawai, Manchal and Hayuliang circles by engaging air service.


(Baritlum Ama)

Wakro, Lohit District




God must save the peace loving state

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my sadness with the masses. Since several days have passed away on the cowardice and brutal attack on Tongam Rina but till date no culprits have been booked to law. This is a failure of Govt. machineries. But apart from all, I on behalf of all Arunachalee people would like to thank Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for his decision of handing over the case to CBI for impartial enquiries on the attack of Rina. Otherwise, “GOD MUST SAVE THIS PEACE LOVING STATE” where now a day’s even dangerous animals like Tiger is also not safe in the Zoo itself.


E Sonar


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