Arunachalee IAS officer earns accolades in the land of five rivers
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: At a time, when the North East states, particularly Arunachal Pradesh
continued to be plagued with shortage of honest officers and endemic corruption a
young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Arunachal, Dr. Joram Beda
has become shining example of honesty and sincerity. He has kept the pride of North
East region as well as Arunachal Pradesh alive in the land of five rivers called
Punjab with his sheer determination and administrative farsightedness. He is the
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Moga district in Punjab and he brought his
district in number position in implementing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme. Dr Joram Beda, a 2008 batch IAS of Punjab cadre,
though looks quite different from other people in Punjab, his good administration
and effective monitoring skills in carrying out the developmental projects and his
zeal for serving common people as an administrator has enabled him to earn appreciation
from the government of Punjab on 7th September 2012 for good performance in MG-NREGA.
In its appreciation letter to Dr. Beda, Commissioner MG-NREGA Government of Punjab
writes, “While reviewing the progress of your district, I am delighted to know the
commendable work done by you and your team in the implementation of MG-NREGA. I convey
my personal appreciation to you please keep it up”
Though he looks diminutive in figure his efficient and commanding prowess and strictness
in principle makes his presence felt among the staff. Dr. Beda is not only an efficient
IAS officer but also a doctor by profession, which makes him even easily accessible
to common people.
Sharing his joy over the appreciation letter from the government of Punjab, Dr Beda
said that his task was to ensure proper team work. “It’s always important to make
every team member realize and understand his/her role” Beda added. He further opined
that team work is vital to achieve a goal. He educated the gram panchayat members
about the importance of MGNREGA as they are the key component in project preparation
and successful implementation of MGNREGA.
He further said that MGNREGA is very handy tool for bringing socio-economic as well
as infrastructure development in rural areas because through its proper implementation
we can provide livelihood to the needy as well as create durable assets for the villages
side by side.
On being enquired by this reporter, young IAS officer said he would feel lucky enough
if he gets an opportunity to serve own state.
There are many efficient young officers from the Arunachal Pradesh working in different
fields across India and the world, who are contributing their skills in nation building
and make our state proud.
MS Chauhan traced in Delhi
Itanagar, Oct 21: IPS officer MS Chauhan, who probed the high-profile PDS scam and
mysteriously went missing in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district on October
16, has been traced in New Delhi on Sunday. "Chauhan was traced in New Delhi this
morning and the Investigating officer will rush there to investigate," IGP (Crime)
Arvind Deep said. He declined to give further details.
Chauhan, SP of the Special Investigation Cell, who was appointed by the Gauhati High
Court to probe the multi-crore PDS scam in the state in 2008, went missing from Tippi
when he along with inspector Mohan Kaye and constable Vikram Singh, were on their
way to Tawang. Chauhan had handed over his cellphones to his driver while leaving
the vehicle at Tippi market and asked them to wait for him at a nearby river where
he was supposed to join them for lunch, but did not turn up.
Police had no information about his Tawang trip as he had not reported his movements
to them. Chauhan, who was transferred to Delhi on October 8 and released from his
responsibilities on October 10, had not left the state. An IPS officer of 1998 batch
of the Union Territory cadre, he had charge-sheeted 56 persons including ministers,
several IAS officer and contractors in the PDS scam. He was waiting for sanction
of prosecution from the Arunachal Pradesh government against another 36 accused in
the Rs 1000 crore scam. PTI
Mt Gorichen expedition team arrives in state capital
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Mt Gorichen Expedition team arrived at Itanagar today after
successfully scaling one of the toughest mountains in the Himalayan range. The expedition
team members will be officially flagged in tomorrow at the Banquet Hall by Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki.
The 12-member team led by Dr KR Romeo Meetei accompanied by 4 Sherpas successfully
scaled Mt Gorichen 6488 mtr on 9th Oct at 7 am. The team comprised of top mountaineers
from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Sikkim, West Bengal, Mizoram, Assam, ITBP and four
mountaineers from home state Arunachal Pradesh. The first mountaineer trio to reach
the summit was Anshu Jamsenpa followed by Shanti Rai and Joran Sanga.
Field Advisor cum LO K N Damo coordinated the expedition very well but he had his
share of anxiety when he lost all communication with the team members for four continuous
days. That time the team members were at Summit Camp and the weather had gone from
bad to worst. When he was about to press the panic button for search and rescue operation,
he got the good news about the successful summit from the ITBP posted at Mago on
October 11 evening.
Earlier, the expedition team members were accorded a civic reception at Bomdila by
West Kameng District Administration and the NGO members.
Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi while congratulating and felicitating the mountaineers
stated that this expedition will open a new era of mountaineering and adventure tourism
in the State.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary HPD, R T Khunjuju also conveyed his hearty
congratulations to the team members and presented a memento to all the mountaineers
through Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) President
Congratulatory messages to the team have also been received from Dirang MLA cum Parliamentary
Secretary Sc & Tech Phurpa Tsering, Indian Mountaineering Foundation President Col
H S Chauhan and other dignitaries.
Organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs in collaboration with Indian Mountaineering
Foundation, this is the first successful civilian expedition to Mt Gorichen which
is located in West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh. The expedition was flagged
off by Governor Gen J J Singh on September 22 last at Itanagar.
West Kameng road mishap: 8 extricated bodies handed over to relatives
Governor, CM mourn
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Eight persons, who were killed in a tragic road accident in West
Kameng on Saturday morning, were identified and their bodies extricated, handed
over to the relatives after post-mortem today, informed West Kameng SP T T Lama.
Eight people died on the spot and eight others injured when a pick up van ferrying
them skidded off Bhalukpong-Bomdila road and fell into a 800 feet deep gorge in West
Kameng district. The accident occurred while the driver was negotiating a sharp turn.
All the passengers of the vehicle which met with the accident were porters of the
Army Special Corps battalion stationed at Tawang.
One of the passenger received serious injuries in the road mishap. However, condition
of all other seven passengers are reported to be stable, the SP informed. The injured
were admitted to Bhalukpong primary health centre on Saturday and were evacuated
to Tezpur on Sunday morning, the SP said.
Meanwhile, Governor J J Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have expressed shock
and grief over the loss of eight precious lives in a tragic accident on the Bhalukpong-Bomdila
road near Nechiphu in West Kameng district on Saturday morning. In his condolence
message, the Governor offered prayer for eternal peace of the departed soul. He also
prayed for early recovery of the injured persons.
In a message this morning, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said said that the tragic news
has in fact come as a dampener to the Puja celebrations and prayed for eternal peace
of those killed in the accident. He also hoped that the injured would be provided
with best of the treatment and survive the tragedy.
Meanwhile, he urged the people, especially those traveling on puja vacations, to
remain extra-cautious and avoid similar tragedies.
“It is the time to rejoice and share happy moments with near and dear ones. Let’s
not, by our own mistakes, turn the festivity into a tragedy,” the Chief Minister
Durga Puja begins with traditional fervour
NIRJULI, Oct 21: As thousands of devotees thronged various puja pandals to pay obeisance
to Ma Durga on the occasion of Saptami today, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy addressing
the devotees at NERIST puja pandal exhorted the people of the state to use peace
as the weapon to protect the sanctity of the institute.
Gifted by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a first of such model institute
in the nation to meet technical manpower requirements of the seven NE states, NERIST
is unique and represent the spirit of India, Sanjoy said in his fervent appeal to
guard the institute from any disruptive forces for it to earn laurels for Arunachal
As puja festivity has gripped India, state capital, a replica of mini India, cannot
be an exception to this annual festival, he said.
Community Durga puja started in the state capital 38 years ago as per available record.
The Sarbajonin Durga Puja, Naharlagun Community Hall Puja Committee, which celebrates
Durga, Lakshmi and Kali pujas, is celebrating 39th puja this year, he said.
“I’m happy to be part of this great festivity, which is celebrated as victory of
truth over evil. Mother Durga had fought a 10-day long ceaseless battle to kill demon
Mahishasur to end his tyranny in heaven.
“Goddess Durga, considered daughter of the Himalaya, a manifestation of truth and
purity, the Supreme Power Adishakti herself and embodiment of the three flowing
channels of primordial energy – Maha Lakshmi (Central energy channel), Maha Saraswati
(Right energy channel) and Maha Kali (Left energy channel) is the subsequent kundalini
powers. These energies mould together to generate the ultimate source of energy as
“Kamakshya, near Guwahati, is globally known as Saktisthal or Saktipeeth where according
to legend, the procreative organ of Goddess Parvati had fallen by the chakra of Lord
Bishnu when enraged Lord Shiva resorted to Tandaba dance after Parvati jumped into
the yagnya fire for her father Jakhya Prajapati’s insult to Lord Shiva.
“Truth ultimately prevails and this is a gospel truth. The tribal people of Arunachal
Pradesh are nature worshippers, while one would find a glimpse of nature in the pandal
“I recall former Law secretary A B Shukla, who was also president of All India Palmists
Association and a great Sanskrit scholar. He had in-depth research on traditional
practices and once recited the local hymns chanted by the Nyibus simultaneously that
of Veda to draw a parlance between the two.
“Pointing out great similarities between the two practices, Shuklaji had gone on
record saying the local practices still prevail in rudimental form while Veda has
documented the same in a systemic way for preservation and use for greater welfare
of the humanity.
“I know Lord Jaggannath, originally known as Nila Madhava and worshipped by the Jajabaras,
a hill tribal community, in a cave in Nilgiri hill, was stolen by the brother of
King Indradyumnya before being installed in the present Jaggannath temple at Puri
in Odisha, belonged to the tribals. Thus, the hill tribe, known as sebayats, have
today the first right to worship Lord Jaggannath.
“We the hill people are the proud owner of the great Bharatiya sanskriti. To cite
few examples, the Parsuram Kund, one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus in
Lohit River in Lohit district, while Malinithan in Likabali has been proved as the
sangam (confluence) of Shaktism and Savism.
“Scholars have proved that the tribal culture is the ancient culture without any
root the way those belong to Santan Dharma claim. And India with its rich cultural
heritage has been alluring invaders, scholars and travelers from far and wide. No
other part of the world is as rich as we are. That is why India is a democratic and
secular nation with respect for all cultures, religions and practices.
“Nothing is greater than Mother as word ‘Ma’ finds its mention in Om (Hindu), Amin
(Muslim and Christian). Thus, let us take a vow before Mother Durga to work unitedly
for peace, communal harmony and brotherhood to make India, particularly this Himalayan
state prosperous for a great place to live in,” the young MP said to the applause
of the gathering.
Director Prof Dipankar Pal, in his address, termed NERSIT as the jewel of the state,
engaged in the socio-economic development of the nation, particularly Arunachal.
Its alumni have made their mark globally, including in NASA, he said while reiterating
his commitment to work for the greater welfare of the country particularly the state.
NERIST reflects the ‘unity in diversity’ spirit of India as it celebrates all festivals
including the locals as proof of its secular nature, he added.
The children of the NERIST employees presented a cultural programme, particularly
the Mahishasur mardan that left the audience spellbound.
Puja committee president and institute EE Jille Hiri, on behalf of the NERIST community
greeted the gathering on the occasion.
Drive against illegal occupation of footpath, road sides in capital
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: A team of Govt officials including DC Capital Sanjay Goel, ADM-cum-CEO
Talo Potom, AEs of Highway division PWD along with PPPF personnel today conducted
an inspection along the NH52A from ‘O’ - Point Tinali up to R.K. Mission Hospital
and seized various items like, tyres, old two wheelers, etc which were stocked
near the footpath and along side of the NH52-A. This was done in order to inculcate
a sense of discipline amongst the shop owners so that they do not block the sides
of NH52A and to help the city remain neat and clean.
The site inspection was done as there were frequent complaints about illegal occupation
of the sides of the NH52A by various shop owners who are in habit of stocking their
business materials on the foot path and RoW of NH52A, which results in no walking
space for pedestrian and no space for parking of private vehicles, the Capital administration
said in a release. It was also seen that many vehicle-repairing garages have parked
their tools, tyres, abandoned vehicles, etc on the sides of NH52A resulting in unnecessary
congestion and also damaging the aesthetic look of the city. The District Administration
reiterates its appeal to all the commercial establishments along the NH52A for not
blocking the RoW of NH52A and help it in keeping city neat and clean.
Sports family condoles member’s death
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The sports fraternity of Arunachal today deeply mourned the untimely
demise of Mindo Padu, chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Referee Committee. Padu died
here yesterday after a prolonged illness.
Expressing grief and sorrow over sad demise of Padu, Arunachal Olympic Association
Secretary General G Doke, said that his untimely demise is a great loss to Arunachal
football. A good footballer, Padu represented the state football team at national
level tournaments several times. Doke, who also is the general secretary of Arunachal
Pradesh Football Association, on behalf of the sports family of the state, conveyed
deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the
Arunachal Karate-Do-Association (AKA) and Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association (APWA)
have also condoled the death of Padu.
Expressing shock over Padu’s sudden demise, AKA general secretary L. Marik and APWA
president Toko Teki said that his death is a big loss to entire sports family of
Arunachal. Both Marik and Teki conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family
and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Mopin Preservation Society has also condoled the sudden demise of Padu and prayed
to Almighty Donyi Polo to grant eternal peace to the departed soul.
The society members also prayed to bestow enough courage and strength to the bereaved
family to withstand the irreparable loss.
Durga Puja festivities begin at Ruksin and Pasighat
RUKSIN, Oct 21: Performance of rituals (awahan and adhivas) by priests on Maha Saptami
today marked the beginning of Durga Puja. Pasighat town and Ruksin wore a festive
look on the occasion with illuminated and decorated puja pandals. Devotees were
seen thronging the pandals amidst the chanting of hymns.
There are four puja panadals in century-old Pasighat town and two at Ruskin with
each pandal costing around Rs. two to four lakh. The management and organizers of
the puja are leaving no stone unturned to entice visitors.
Meanwhile, East Siang district administration and the police have tightened their
belt to ensure smooth celebration of the festival. Traffic movement has been strictly
regularized in the township to facilitate the pedestrian movement. Puja committees
are also maintaining close coordination with the police to thwart any subversive
bids by anti-social elements.
It is believed that the Goddess arrives on the earth to kill the demon king Mahisasura,
symbolizing the victory of good over evil. She is accompanied by her children Lakshmi,
Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesha.
The Pasighat bazar, Ruksin market and Jonai bazar of Assam bordering here are witnessing
heavy rush of people. However, the prices of cloths and all other items have risen
this year as compared to that of last year’s.
Awareness campaign on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
RAGA, Oct 21: Awareness campaign on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan cum training on handling
of field test kit was held at Raga on Oct 19 last. The awareness cum training programme
was organized by PHE&WS Division Ziro, as a part of its month-long campaign to educate
and create awareness on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) and safe drinking water under
National rural drinking water programme (NRDWP).
Highlighting the purpose of the campaign, Dani Lampung, Assistant Engineer Raga explained
about village water and sanitation committee (VWSC) and its components, the noble
initiative of GOI in the form of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) which has now been
re-christened as Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA). He also explained the gathering about
NRDWP and its very important components.
Raga ADC Hage Ruja explained the gathering of the necessity to drink water that is
free from germs. He said that the people of our state are still lacking in proper
water and sanitation practices for which the govt. has initiated programs, such as
TSC or NBA. He exhorted the participants to get the training in true spirit and make
our surrounding clean and hygienic. He advised the PHE department to carry out such
noble program in most coordinated way so that the villagers get benefit out of it.
Bengia Sankio, Assistant Engineer Ziro attending the training as a resource person
explained that all the village water supply under NRDWP will be handed over to the
respective panchayat for further look after and maintenance. He spoke in length about
IHHL, water quality testing and health linkages.
Moji Lomi consultant made a PowerPoint presentation on NBA and water quality testing.
He enlightened the participants about various water quality parameters for domestic
Raga Anchal Chairperson Makcha Tekir asked the participants to know and identify
each other’s role in such a noble program which would benefit all the household of
Raga ZPM Maga Dinesh while appreciating the all out efforts made by the department
in helping the citizens regarding sanitation and water quality, asked the participants
to not only learn and get trained but also apply the knowledge in practical field
for the interest of the society. He requested the department on behalf of beneficiaries
to acknowledge joint family system and provide toilet for each nuclear family that
resides in a single household as a joint family.
Lod Tanyo, Executive Engineer cum member secretary (DWSC) highlighted the history
of the initiatives regarding sanitation. He disclosed both APL and BPL category will
be benefitted from NBA. When every household and institutions will have toilet and
every gram panchayat will become open defeaction free and our country will become
Nirmal Bharat which is the aim of the abhiyan.
He explained that PHE and medical departments have the same motive of eliminating
diseases, although the difference lies in the fact that engineers prevent diseases
through technology and doctors treat disease through medicine. Doctors treat diseases
when one already gets contacted while the engineers try to prevent before it spreads.
He also told the gathering that more such awareness campaigns will be conducted in
the future and sought cooperation from all.
A story of two unsung heroes
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Adis (Abors) have fought wars against British at different
places in Adi areas. However, there heroic deeds and supreme sacrifices have never
find a place in the history of freedom movement in India. But their supreme sacrifices
still alive in the heart of Adi people in form of legend and Myth.
The contribution of Late Borkeng Tayeng and Late Kebo Tayeng who valiantly fought
and made supreme sacrifice in protecting the mother land from the British remained
only in form of legend within Abor Padams.
In order to keep the contribution of Borkeng and Kebo Tayeng in freedom movement
and their heroic deeds alive, the Tayeng Welfare Society (TWS) is erecting a War
Memorial Monument “ Abor Liireng” on October 23 at Ayeng village, Mebo circle of
East Siang District.
The role of Borkeng and Kebo in freedom movement:
It appears from the history of relation between Adi and British that since 1825
the British wanted to intrude into the Adi territory. However, the Adis were averse
the British intention which led to the Anglo-Abor War of 1847, 1858, 1859 and 1861.
Such inimical relation of the Adis and British emboldened late Borkeng Tayeng, the
Chief of Ayeng Village to rise voice against British authority. The British authority
in order to occupy more territory and to expand their administration and strengthen
their position in Adi territory, they found it wise to establish post of 300 men
at Bomjir and Nizamghat under the command of Major G.W. Beresford, Officer Commanding
Nizam Ghat in the year 1881 to prevent Adis from entering into the British territory.
By establishing this military outpost the British could strengthen their position
and could oversee and indirectly took control of Adi territory. However, the Adis
did not like the establishment of Military outpost at Mijom Ghat. Ultimately the
hostility and conflict broke out between the Adis and British administration.
Further, the Revolt of 1857 brought feeling of nationalism and also develop a sense
of freedom throughout India including Assam and Adi territory. The Indian people
including Adis wanted to fight back for freedom of their areas. This sense of freedom
movement inspired Adis to fight against British administration. So, in order to protect
Adi territory in the year 1882 late Borkeng Tayeng a Chief of Ayeng village of Adis
who participated in the conflict against British at Mijom Ghat at Dibang killed many
British Sepoys including two Mishing Kotokis of British Government to protect the
interest of Adis.
Ultimately the British could not advance and establish their authority in Adi area
and abandoned the Military outpost of Mijom Ghat (Needham Ghat).
Later, the British followed a policy of loose administration and appeasement towards
Adis but these policies did not work and Adis remained independent. So in order to
further strengthen the position and authority of British empires an expedition was
proposed to undertake in Adi territory.
J.F. Needham, Assistant Political Officer recommended for an expedition against the
Adis and it received the support of W.E. Ward, the Chief Commissioner of Assam who
wired to the Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India (under British rule) for sanction
of the expedition. He justified in the message that the failure and retreat of the
British troops in earlier expeditions had created a notion amongst the Adis, that
they were unconquerable. A further outrage occurred on December 23, 1893. A Sepoy
was killed and rifle was carried off. As such, the then British-India Govt accorded
sanction for the expedition on December 27, 1893.
The expeditionary forces assembled at Sadiya in the early part of January, 1894.
It consisted of 150 men of the 44th Gurkha Rifles under Lt. J.A. Wilson and Lt. G.L.S
Ward, 300 men of the Lakhimpur Military Hills Police under Capt. Row, Lt. J.M. Camillary
and Superintendent of Police E. Muspratt, 100 men of the Naga Hills Military Police
under Capt. W.R. Little and two 7- Pounder guns under Lt. L.W.P East and Sergeant
Loweth. Capt. R.M. Maxwell commandant of Lakhimpur Military Police accompanied by
Mr. J.F. Needham as Political Officer and 1500 transport coolies. The expedition
started on 14th January 1894.
This Abor Expedition was popularly known as Bongal Mimak or Mijom Mimak (Needham
War). The objectives of the expedition was to attack and punish the Abors of Bomjir,
Dambuk, Mebo, Ayeng, Silli, Padu, AdiPasi, Millang, Komkar villages and finally to
capture Damroh Village the headquarter and one of the stronghold of Abor who participated
during 1881 War at Mijom Yapgo.
The Military Expedition team established a base camp at Yetek-Yepu near Bodak. After
establishment of base camp at Yetek-Yepu near Bodak some of the Expedition team led
by Capt. R.M. Maxwell Commandant of Lakhimpur Military Police along with Mr. J.F.
Needham left for Silli on 2nd Feb’ 1894 and a force of 47 Sepoys under Subedar Anayat
Khan guarded the base camp where ration items, war weapons etc. were stored. The
base camp was also used as reinforcement camp for conducting further expedition to
Abor land. The Abors of Upper belt retaliated the Military Expedition team at Pesang
Adi. Meanwhile, Late Kebo Tayeng son of late Borkeng Tayeng and others of Ayeng Village
attacked the strategic British Military base Camp of Yetek-Yepu near Bodak on 2nd
March 1894. They entered the camp in the guise of Coolies (Porters). Late Kebo Tayeng
killed Commander of the Military Base Camp Subedar Anayat Khan and accompanying Abors
immediately attacked other British Sepoys, Coolies and also burnt down the Base camp
of Yetek-Yepu. Finally the military expedition of 1893-94 to Abor land could not
success and British withdrew the Military Base Camp and returned to Sadiya. (Contributed
by Geyong Tayeng)
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: 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 at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Governor, cm extend Durga Puja and Dussehra greetings
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh
on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, Navratri and Dussera.
The Governor wished that the festivity would usher in peace, happiness and prosperity
“May the festivities strengthen the moral foundation of our society and promote peace
and harmony in all communities, General Singh wished.
On the auspicious occasion of festivity, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reminded the essence
of the festivals, which is ‘victory of good over evil’. He said truth, humility and
good always prevails upon the evil and even if the battle of good and evil at times
may seem to stretch a bit too far, at the end good always wins over evil.
“May this festival of Durga Puja light up for us the hopes of happy times and dreams
for a year full of smiles,” Tuki said in a message and wished everybody a happy Durga
Puja, Navratri and Dussera.
“In these colourful festivals of Maa Durga and Lord Rama, let us pledge our allegiance
to all that is good and desist ourselves from everything evil,” the Chief Minister
Meanwhile, he also appealed the people to remain vigil and celebrate the festival
with sensibility and sanctity.
Arunachal karatekas win 5 medals in Colombo championship
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Pradesh won five medals, including Silver and four bronze,
in the International Seiko Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Yesenso Yun won a silver and bronze medal each in Kumite and Team Kumite while Charu
Govind bagged a bronze medal each in Kata and Open Kumite under 17 years category.
Banenso Towsik bagged a bronze in Kata under 15 years category, according to information
received here today.
Takam Todo dist level football tourney from Oct 25
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The first ever Takam Todo District Level Football Tournament 2012
would be organized by Takam Youth Welfare Society (TYWS) at General Ground, New Palin
in Kurung Kumey district from October 25 to November 3 next.
Arunachal Students Union North-Lakhimpur formed
RUKSIN, Oct 21: With a view to unite the students from Arunachal, who are studying
in various institutions in Lakhimpur district of Assam, a union in the name and
style -“Arunachal Students Union North Lakhimpur”(ASUNL) was constituted in a meeting
held at Arunachal Guest House at North Lakhimpur recently, a press release informed.
The main objective of the union is to keep cooperation among the students of different
standards and also to maintain close coordination with the student unions of Assam.
About 50 Arunachali students, in the meeting resolved to maintain unity among them.
The meeting chaired by Lallu Yudik later constituted the eight-member executive body
of ASUNL including Tapu Dulom and as president, Tajong Panyang as general secretary
along with five other functionaries.
98 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I want to draw the attention of the concerned
authority regarding the problems faced by the staff of Saakshar Bharat Mission. All
the block coordinators and district coordinators under Saakshar Bharat Mission, Upper
Subansiri district are doing their duties without computers and office expenses since
their appointments. Though they are using own money for office maintenance, they
are facing hardship in timely preparation of reports.
I, therefore, on behalf of the non-deputation staff under the Saakshar Bharat Mission,
Upper Subansiri district and All Upper Subansiri District Saakshar Bharat Mission
Employed Association (AUSDSBMEA) demand the concerned authority to provide computer
sets and office expenses, especially to the office of the block and district coordinator
of every district for smooth functioning of office under the Mission.
Give us justice
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to request the Capital Complex
administration to provide justice to the original land affected people of national
It is observed that some people who have not affected by the national highway construction
are claiming compensation from the authorities by submitting false bills while the
land and properties of the some actual affected people have not been verified or
Rikam Nabam Siram
We are waiting!
Already 30 plus days have passed since the publication in your esteemed daily on
14th September, 2012 regarding the state government’s decision to constitute a one-man
enquiry committee to probe into the alleged anomaly and manipulation in recruitment
process of police constable in Upper Subansiri District. But till today we are still
in darkness about the constable interview results and reports of the enquiry committee.
According to my perception, one-month time is quite enough for the team to investigate
So, such long period of enquiry may create doubt in the mind of people. Large number
of students who had participated in the recruitment drive are still waiting for the
results and hope that the concern team will bring definite result without delay.
I would also like to request all the people as well as society of the District to
co-operate the enquiry team through which we can see the genuine result soon. Again
I would like to appeal the one-man enquiry committee to move forward rapidly because
this matter is now in your hand and only your definite effort can keep the deserving
candidate’s hope alive.
Last but not the least, I as a citizenship of Upper Subansiri district extend my
thanks to the TWS (Tagin Welfare Society) for brining the matter before the CM and
hope that TWS will also help the team to bring-out the result as soon as possible.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
the concerned authority towards the pending result for the posts APPBn/IRBn constables
in Upper Subansiri district. All the candidates are anxiously waiting for the results
of the written test exam which was held on 2nd Sept’ 2012. So many days have passed
but the results have not been declared by the authorities till date. What could
the main cause of such delay in declaration of results by the District Recruitment
Board Members ?
Hence, I on behalf of the candidates appealed to the concerned authority to declare
the result as soon as possible for the benefit of all aspiring candidates.
Alen Dignium (Negia)
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the kind attention of the concern
authority towards the delay in declaring the result of written examination for the
posts of IRBn/APPBn of Upper Subansiri district which was conducted 2nd September
2012. Till now written result is not declared which creates doubt in the minds of
aspirants. News is also in air that unfair means were adopted and there was corruption
in recruitment process. I would like to ask the competent authority particularly
police department to make its stand clear on allegations. And what about one man
enquiry report ?
I appeal Chief Minister, who is holding additional portfolio of home ministry to
declare the result at the earliest for benefits of all aspiring candidates. As further
delay we’ll be message that some foul play is going on to deprive meritorious and
Jidak Bagbi, Itanagar.
Need to enhance regional cooperation
An ESCAP report underlines the need for enhanced regional cooperation for least developed
sub-regions in South and South-West Asia to catch up with their global peers.
Enhanced sub-regional cooperation can reduce wide development and infrastructure
gaps in South and South-West Asia, stimulating growth that is more inclusive, sustainable
and resilient to economic shocks and natural disasters, the United Nations told a
high-level policymakers’ forum in New Delhi recently.
According to the ESCAP South and South-West Asia Development Report 2012-13, the
sub-region’s slowing growth together with the uncertainty in advanced economies is
exposing its structural challenges. These include the need for more inclusive development,
closing wide infrastructure gaps, strengthening food and energy security, diversifying
and moving up the value chain in industrial and export structures, and reducing the
risks and costs of disasters, particularly in the sub-region’s least developed countries
and landlocked developing countries.
The report offers guidelines for South and South-West Asia to work together and with
international development partners to boost food and energy security and trade, create
employment opportunities for its large youth population and enhance connectivity
across the sub-region and beyond.