News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: 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


NEIHA conference

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The Department of History, Rajiv Gandhi University would host the 33rd Annual Conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA) in the university from November one to three.

The conference will be attended by academics and researchers from different universities, colleges and academic institutions of the country. The opening session of the conference will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and MP Takam Sanjoy,

One of academic sessions would be fully dedicated to the history of Arunachal Pradesh, the history of which is yet to find a due place in the national academic curricula.

The North East India History Association is a premier professional organization of historians and academia from different disciplines across the country. It regularly brings out it proceedings which provide an authentic history which is used as reference materials for scholars and researchers alike. It encourages regional and interdisciplinary exchange between both scholars and practitioners engaged in research, teaching and practices- associated with oral traditions, gender studies, history, social justice, policies and law; and their relationship with the human experience and new ideas. The annual conference serves as a forum for the dissemination of knowledge associated with these areas of study in an effort to exhort the growth of knowledge among historians, researchers, academicians and practitioners.


Gathering at bridges prohibited

SEPPA, Oct 30: East Kameng district administration has prohibited movement or gathering of more than 6 persons at a time in all bridges of Seppa town, including the newly build suspension bridge over Kameng river rechristened as Tari Bridge.

The prohibitory order has been issued in order to ensure security of the people and also prevent the gathering of people to catch Tari on type-III and old Hari bridge of Seppa town.

“District Magistrate felt it necessary to put in place the prohibitory order in view of the reported gathering of people on the new suspension bridge to catch Tari , an insect which is a delicacy for the tribal people of the state” it said.

The DM has instructed Police to enforce the order in letter and spirit and anyone found violating the order would be prosecuted U/S 188 IPC and other relevant section of the law.

It pertaining to mention here that 16 people drowned after the wire-rope suspension bridge over the swift Kameng river collapsed last year. DIPRO


‘Rodents menace in Pip-Sorang’

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The All Pip-Sorang Gram Panchayat and Chairperson Welfare Association, in a release, claimed that the poor farmers of Pip-Sorang circle in Kurung Kumey district have been facing heavy losses due to crop damage by rodents.

The farmers have been facing food shortage as the entire paddy fields of the farmers have been damaged due to over growth of rodent population due to bamboo flowering. It urged the state government as well as the district administration to take immediate step to tackle the situation.


KVK training

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: KVK, Basar conducted a training programme for the farmers on scientific cultivation of potato, Pea var. and Toria var. for higher production and improving the economy and livelihood of the Farmers.

Twenty farmers attended the ATMA sponsored program.

‘Post Harvest Care and Management of Grains for Seed Purpose’ and ‘Processing and Value Addition of Fruits’ for the Promotion of SHGs in West Siang were also shown through PowerPoint presentation.


Body of 9-yr old recovered

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The body of a 9-year-old boy, who had gone missing since October 24 was recovered from jungle at Gohpur, Itanagar.

According to Itanagar police, the body of the minor was recovered after the accused one Majik Ali, who worked as laborer of the deceased father here, confessed his guilt before police. The body has been sent for post mortem.

The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained, police said. But Majik Ali claimed that the killing was unintentional. Police have taken Majik Ali into remand.

On October 25, an FIR was lodged with Itanagar police by the father of the deceased regarding his son’s missing.


International Year of Cooperatives

NAHARLAGUN, Oct 30: “International Year of Cooperatives 2012” (IYC) would be celebrated from Nov 14 to 20 next centrally at Naharlagun. The major programmes would be held at Polo Park.

Cultural programme, essay writing, painting and debate competitions would be organized during the week-long programme. An open bicycle rally would also be organized on concluding day of the celebration. DIPR.


Divine healing

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: A Divine Healing and Spiritual renewal programme was organized at Divine Word Touch Ministry Pray Centre, Lobby, Itanagar  from Oct 26 to 28. Brother Tony Patey and Sister Dora Jumi, director, DWTM were the speakers. Large number of believers from Itanagar, Nirjuli, Ziro and Kurung Kumey  areas took part in it.


LSDNSU reiterates its demands

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: While referring to its memorandum submitted to the office of the Chief Minister earlier on Oct 13, Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union (LSDNSU) reiterated its demand for cancellation of APPBn and IRBn constable recruitment examination held recently in Lower Subansiri district.

Reiterating its allegation of unfair conduct of recruitment, manipulation of answer sheet by the board members, the Union in a memorandum addressed to the CM demanded action against the SP Ziro.  Alleging that DC  of the district failed to properly monitor the constable recruitment  drive, the union also demanded transfer of the DC. The Union further urged the CM to give positive response to its demands within 20 days to avoid any agitation.


GPF appeals for help to Doji

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) drew the attention of the authorities concerned towards the union’s apprehension over reckless implementation of the Hydropower projects in the West Siang district.

The GPF which met today has expressed concern over the condition of legendary singer Moge Doji, who is undergoing treatment at Dibrugarh. While praying for early recovery of the legendary singer, GPF appealed to all to extend helping hand to Doji in this hour of need.

Taking exception to the recent drama of MS Chauhan, GPF demanded strong action against the police officer.

Meanwhile, GPF congratulated Ninong Ering for his induction into Union Ministry as Minister of State for Minority Affairs. Forum hoped that the minister would work for further development of the state and also work for Development of Nyibu (Priest) institution and Strengthening of the Bogum Boka Institution.


Security intensified in Borduria & Chasa area

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Patrolling by the para-military forces has been intensified in Borduria and Chasa area in Tirap district to ensure security of the inhabitants of the area, informed IGP in a release today. This step was taken  following  the reports of factional-clashes between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K in these area,  the release said.

Informing that the law and order situation is being monitored continuously at senior level, the release further said that  steps are being taken  for permanents deployment of para-military force by providing them accommodation and other facilities in these area.


Nani Tachang remembered

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The members of Apatani Meder Nello Council today observed the 5th death anniversary of Late Nani Tachang, founder of Meder Nello, at various Meder Nellos in Capital Complex and other places.

At Itanagar Meder Nello, more than 100 members paid floral tribute to their founder Secretary, late Tachang and prayed for universal peace and harmony.

Late Nani Tachang is fondly  called as Machang by the members of Meder Nellos.

At Naharlagun Meder Nello, more than 300 members of Meder Nello along with the prominent Apatani community members from Naharlagun, Nirjulee, Banderdewa  and Itanagar attended the death anniversary of late Nani Tachang  and paid floral tributes to his portrait.

Gyati Rana, Member Secretary of Apatani Meder Nello Council and Publicity Secretary IFCSAP in his speech recalled the unforgettable events during the short association with late Nani Tachang and compared him with the mythical person Popi who had always come forward to save Abotani  as and when Tani was under the captivity of his adversaries.

Similarly, Tachang also had come forward to save the ancient indigenous faith and culture by conceptualizing a platform called Meder Nello. Member present resolve to nourish the root of Ancient traditional cultural tree through Meder Nello movement under the umbrella of Meder Nello Council of Apatani.


Menya Memorial Football tournament begins

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Late Menya Memorial Football tournament began at Kamba on Oct 28.

Participating in the inaugural function, BJP National Council Member Bai Gadi advised the players to maintain sportsmen spirit. While expressing his willingness to work for development of infrastructure  in education and other sectors and create job opportunities for unemployed youths, he appealed the parents to encourage their children to participate in extra-co-curricular activities like sports and games.







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

Copyright © 2008, The Arunachal Times Publications Pvt. Ltd., Siang House, Sector - E, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 791111, India

All rights reserved.


Please help

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I, on behalf of the Daporijo Cultural Society, want to make an appeal from very core of my heart to Government of Arunachal Pradesh, civil societies, people of Arunachal Pradesh and well-wishers to extend a helping hand to Moge Doji, who is undergoing treatment and fighting for his life at a hospital at Dibrugarh.


Takio Soki

Secretary, Daporijo Cultural Society, Upper Subansiri district




Eviction drive

Dear Editor,

I would like to highlight the eviction drive being carried out by the Capital District administration against illegal encroachment on Right of Way (RoW) of National Highway -52 A from Nirjuli to PHQ Itanagar.  It is observed that equal yardstick is not maintained by the administration  while carrying out the eviction drive.

The district administration should also take serious view of the on-going construction/renovation of road side drainage system and erection of electricity poles and installation of transformer along road side within the ROW. At a time when the eviction drive against illegal construction is going on, construction of drainage system within ROW is meaningless.

The administration  should verify all illegal structure properly  and conduct eviction drive  in all places for smooth flow of traffic.


Techi Nekam

President, Ganga Youth Club, Itanagar

World food prices to stay volatile

The UN’s Food Agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that World food prices rose in September close to the levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, and the prices would stay high and volatile.

It said that the worst drought in more than 50 years in the United States sent corn and soybean prices to record highs over the summer, and, coupled with drought in Russia and other Black Sea exporting countries, raised fears of a renewed crisis.

Organisation’s price index, which measures monthly price changes for a food basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, has risen by 1.4% to an average of 216 points in September after remaining stable at 213 points in August.

The FAO said that the prices are remaining high and it’s highly unlikely there will be a normalisation of prices anytime soon. It added however that it was not clear whether the small increase in September meant prices were now on an upward trend, but expected volatility in markets could intensify in coming months.

The Rome-based FAO said it had cut its 2012 world cereals output forecast by 0.4% to 2.286 billion tonnes from a previous estimate of 2.295 billion tons, mainly due to a smaller maize crop in central and southeastern parts of Europe, where yields have been hit by prolonged dry conditions.

It also decreased its forecast for world cereal stocks at the end of the 2013 season to 499 million tons, down 4 million tons from its projection last month.


Profit margin of FPS dealers to be enhanced’

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The two days conference of Food Ministers and Secretaries of states and Union Territories with Govt. of India was held on October 29 and 30 at NASC complex, ICAR, Pusa, New Delhi. The key agendas of the conference were to ensure early completion of end to end computerization of TPDS in the states/ UTs and to seek opinion of states/UTs on implementation of Food Security Bill 2011 which is presently under the standing committee of the parliament. Kamlung Mossang, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies while participating in the conference sought the intervention of Food Ministry to ensure early creation of three more FCI District office at Bomdila, Pasighat and Tezu for effective functioning and monitoring of PDS activities in the state in view of the proposed implementation of Food Security bill 2012 and end to end computerization of TPDS.  Presently, FCI district office Banderdewa with a single Area Manager is looking after the activities of entire state and all the revenue districts. The AM, FCI Banderdewa is overburdened with day to day work load which leads to delay in issuance of Release Orders and monitoring of stock movements, especially during bandh calls in neighboring state and capital complex.

He informed that due to nonpayment of HTS bills since 2009 the PDS activities in the state have been badly affected. He also sought for  enhancement of APL Food grains allocation from present 5005 MT to 8911 MT per month as the floating population/laborers have been inducted from neighboring states for developmental projects like NHPC, Trans Highway, NEPCO etc. Besides, states population has reached 13,82,611 as per 2011 census.  

Mossang assured to enhance the profit margin of Fair Price Shop dealers to encourage the commercial viability of running FPS in the state as has already been done in many states. Presently, FPS dealers are getting Rs 26 per quintal as a profit margin which is too meager. Thus, they are forced to indulge into malpractices in order to sustain themselves.  The proposed profit margin will be Rs 70 to 100 per quintal but only concern is that the financial burden is not passed on to the consumers. Mossang was accompanied by H.K Shalla, Secretary,   F&CS, J. Koyu, JD&FCS and A. Bnegia, Officer Co-ordination-cum-DFCSO.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Sharad Pawar, Union Minister, Agriculture,  Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India and Prof K.V. Thomas, union Minister of state for Food, Public Distribution & CA(Independent charge).



Cong fails to promote tourism, enhance revenue, says BJP

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today lambasted the ruling Congress party saying the Arunachal Pradesh Govt has severely failed to  take any bold step to generate  revenue  and create employment opportunity for unemployed youths in the state.

Pointing the major revenue generating sectors like tourism,  mine and mineral and hydro power,  the  BJP North East organisational incahrge P Chandrasekhar  Rao  in a press meet here  said discontinuation of helicopter service after the death of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has hampered the flow of tourists in the state.

When the Chief Minister and other high-ranking dignitaries are availing the copter service, discontinuation of this service for general public will not serve any purpose, said Rao. The party blamed the state Govt for its alleged failure to promote tourism and develop tourism  infrastructure to lure more tourists.

Demanding white paper on mine and mineral sector, the BJP leader said public should know about the policy of state Govt on mine and mineral sector. Rao further said instead of supplying coal and other natural resources to outside the state,   the State Govt should evolve a policy to create sufficient infrastructure for use of resource within the state in order to create employment opportunities and enhance state coffer.

Despite a good number of private power developers signed agreements with state Govt for implementation of hydro projects, not a single private power developer started project works due to lack of road link and electricity supply to the  project site, the BJP said.

The BJP urged the state Govt to provide road connectivity and electricity supply to the project site so that private players start implementation of hydel projects at the earliest.  Rao further said that  the Congress Party  is ‘encouraging defection’ in North Eastern states.

Without referring to the recent joining of TMC and NCP MLAs to the Congress party in the state, the BJP  said “Congress behaving egoistically and undemocratically in the North East.” The Congress party is discouraging the values of democracy and undermining the people’s verdict, Rao said. He said, if a  MLA of a particular party wants to defect and join ruling party, s/he should resign from that particular party  first and  seeks people’s mandate, the BJP leader  said while blaming the ruling party in the state for diminishing the values of voters.

'Why Congress party is encouraging defection when it has full strength to rule the state," he wonders and added that Election Commission should take bold step to discourage defection which undermine the democratic set up of the country.

The Congress should discard its casual mentality to devastate the other political parties and take serious steps to  adopt policies in  the greater interest of the state and its people, the BJP leader said.

The BJP NE organization incharge further informed that the party in state will complete organizational process and new state BJP team will be formed  within November.  

Pointing out the recent flood which devastated five districts of the state, BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao said “not a single penny has been spent to mitigate the suffering of flood victims. Anjaw remains cut off till date, people of the district are facing acute shortage of ration items and essential medicines and many school remained closed due to shortage of ration items.”

Huge fund have been spent by the dignitaries in the name of  aerial  survey in flood affected districts, but no adequate ration sorties were materialized to mitigate the suffering of the people, Gao said while demanding adequate supply of  relief materials to flood victims.

While referring to MS Chauhan episode,  the former BJP MP Gao said an enquiry is needed to expose what prompted Chauhan to stage the missing drama.

Gao further informed that second phase of “Jara Yaad Koro Kurbani” programme to pay homage to the  martyr of Chinese war will begin in second week of December from Namsai and culminate at Walong in Anjaw district.  


BJP demands CBI probe into financial irregularities

The CAG report has exposed the major financial irregularities in seven major departments  in the state, said BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao and demanded CBI inquiry into financial irregularities. Govt should order CBI enquiry or  constitute an impartial  enquiry committee to unearth the truth, he said. The former BJP MP also appealed to the Centre to take serious note of the financial irregularities and initiate action on the basis of CAG report.



ANSU demands reconstruction of collapsed

bailey bridge

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The Bailey Bridge over Poma River which connects Sangdupota circle with capital complex collapsed few days ago which has resulted in cutting of all form of communication. The collapse of bridge has made life miserable for the people of Sangdupota circle, especially the medical patients are facing serious problem. To make matter worse, the concern authorities have turned blind eye to the incident and no matter is being made to reconstruct bridge.

In a release All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) General Secretary Arjun Panye informed that bridge collapsed due to negligence of local contractors. “The bridge collapsed due to heavy vehicle used by local contractors and therefore it is his moral duty to repair it. If he fails to repair it at the earliest, the villagers of area will take strong action and will not let any work be done,” said ANSU GS. He further urged local MLA Nabam Rebia to take note of the problems being faced by the people of

Sangdupota circle because of the bridge collapse and asked him to take steps in this regard. ANSU also expressed displeasure over report that newly constructed boundary wall of Govt Middle School Bassarnallo has been damaged by some local villagers for encroachment of school land. “We appeal concern authorities to take strict action against such person who encroaches school land. If authority fails to take action, ANSU will be compelled to act,” stated ANSU GS Arjun Panye.



Governor assures Ex-servicemen to look into their problems

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The executive members of All India Central Para-Military Forces Ex-Servicemen  Welfare Association (AICPMFEWA)

Arunachal Pradesh committee called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh at Raj Bhavan here today and submitted a seven-point memorandum.

Interacting with the members of AICPMFEWA, the Governor assured to look into the issues related to their welfare programmes, which are announced by Ministry of Home Affairs. He also agreed to take up their grievances with State Chief Minister to ensure that former personnel of Para-Military Forces get their dues as their colleagues are getting in other States.

Earlier, AICPMFEWA State Committee President Dr. Nima Taye gave a brief background of the AICPMFEWA. He apprised the Governor that there are around 500 pensioners of Para-Military Forces. Dr. Taye informed that the State level Ex-Servicemen General Conference will be held at State Banquet Hall, Itanagar on November 7, 2012. AICPMFEWA National Secretary P.S. Nair will be attending the conference. Vice President of AICPMFEWA State Committee Honi Tazing and office secretary Er. Timothi Nima were present in the meeting. PRO to Raj Bhawan



An unsung hero of 1962 war

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Truth never dies as established with the identification of an Arunachalee among the 1962 war martyrs, 50 years after he sacrificed his life for the nation. Tabe Dafla (Neelam), son of late Neelam Tath of Deed village under Lower Subansiri district, had joined 5 Assam Rifles (No. 50065 RFN) to fight for the nation and died in Chinese aggression at Zemithang, Jang in Tawang district on October 20.

This most sought after information was the result of the painstaking efforts of the family members led by Neelam Welfare Society (NWS),  Neelam Area Intellectuals Forum (NAIF) and Neelam Youth Club (NYC), who had zeroed down to the war cemetery list of RIP (Rest in peace) place along with his company’s as proof his sacrifice for his motherland.

This has not only made the people of the state proud but a testimony to his heroism as well as the patriotic people of Arunachal Pradesh, who even today greet with ‘Jai Hind’.

I, being the representative of the West Parliamentary constituency, bow down my head to the bravery of Tabe and announce my commitment to give due recognition to his sacrifice for the nation, said MP Takam Sanjoy.



AAPSU appeals Govt  for deployment of adequate forces at election venue

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the state government to deploy adequate security force at Ziro town, where 24th general conference cum election of union will be held from 19th to 22nd November.

Addressing the Press persons this evening at Arunachal Press Club, AAPSU President Takam Tatung said additional forces will be needed to assist Lower Subansiri district administration to tackle any untoward incident.

“After a long time AAPSU conference will be held in Subansiri region. The union appeals the intellectual community and senior citizens of Lower Subansiri district to help us in conducting peaceful conference,” said Tatung. While thanking press fraternities for extending every possible help to AAPSU in the last few years, Tatung stated that without the support of media AAPSU can never fight against system. “Once again we would like to state that as per the AAPSU constitution, no person associated to any political parties/organizations like NSUI, ACSF, ABVP, Congress, BJP, Trinamool, open university or distance learning university will be allowed to take part in the conference. This should be clear and if anyone tries to break this rule and also try to create problem at venue, AAPSU will deal strongly with such persons,” said Tatung.

AAPSU General Secretary Tujum Poyom said during the present tenure AAPSU made a historic   achievement by taking up Chakma-Hajong to the door of prime minister of India. “Because of our effort, a high power committee was constituted by ministry of home affairs, Govt of India under the chairmanship of Shambhu Singh, joint secretary (NE-II) to look into Chakma-Hajong issue. The committee member includes AAPSU representatives.   We had two meeting in this regard and it is progressing very well. The media played crucial role and they deserves appreciation for this achievement, “said GS Poyom.  The conference chairman Kuku Ringu said all the genuine students are welcome to participate in the conference and also said delegate member should not bring any lethal weapons to participate in a student conference. “The conference got delayed due to some technical issues and people should not make out any issue out of this delay,” stated Kuku.

 AAPSU Vice-President cum conference vice chairman Nabam Tamar asked all the parents to discourage their school drop children from participating in the conference. “It is being rumoured that many drop out students after getting fake I card are planning to participate in the conference. AAPSU will take strong action including lodging of  police complaint against such students,” said Nabam Tamar. Also present on the occasion was Federal Speaker cum conference vice-chairman Chera Tamak.  AAPSU while welcoming the news of Ninon Ering being inducted into union cabinet, hope that he will take special interest in staple visa issue.



North East Youth Fest: Preparation in full swing

M. Doley

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Preparations to host the 3rd North East Youth Festival is going on in full swing at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy Complex, Chimpu near here.

Organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs under the sponsorship of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs from November six, the 5-day festival with theme “Youth for Unity” is literary a cultural extravaganza where more than 1500 youths, including officials, from all the eight NE states are expected to participate. Some of the major events to be organized during the festival are, folk dance, music, one act play, musical guitar, rock band competitions among the participants besides adventure sports like sports climbing and hiking etc.

The cultural extravaganza will also witness artists from diverse fields of music, dance, handloom and handicrafts etc.

Indian Idol fame Amit Paul and ZEE Sa Re-Ga-Ma-Pa fame Debojit Saha would be the star attractions at the event besides famous Rock Bands from the country and region. The musical night on November 9 to be performed by renowned Rock and Hip Hop Bands/groups, including Vinyl Records from Delhi, Avencers from Nagaland, Michael Sailo from Shillong, Alien Gods and Omak Kumar Collectives from Arunachal Pradesh would add more color to the eventful evening.

There will be 50 exhibition stalls and 30 food stalls, where participants from all over the country would exhibit their best handloom, handicrafts products and food items.

“The Department is leaving no stone unturned to make the festival a grand success,” Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow, who is personally monitoring the all preparation activities, told this reporter today. He hoped that all preparations would be completed well before the start of the mega event.

The entire Complex is being given a facelift. The High Mast light near the playground, the lights of which went off few months after its installation, is also being repaired by the department concerned. A sports climbing (formerly Rock climbing) is also being erected at the cost of Rs 16 lakh inside the Indoor Stadium of SLSA which is expected to complete within the next two or three days. Construction of exhibition stall, model traditional houses, the main stage, dining hall etc are going on full swing. Non-stop bus service from a designated place of the city to the festival venue would be provided free of cost for the convenient of the general public, Dinglow informed.



World Thrift Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Along with the rest of the country a state level World Thrift Day was celebrated in a city-based hotel here today.

Addressing the participants in the programme organized by the directorate of Small Savings, GoAP, state finance secretary Swati Sharma stressed the need for savings for the national development. She urged the Agents to be more equipped with the latest rules and regulation of small savings schemes so as to enable them to work in the field more conveniently. Sharma also asked the agents to cover more area to educate the general people particularly the poor about savings habit.

Prof. S. K. Sharma, HOD, Commerce, Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar gave an elaborate speech about the thrift and savings habit. S.C. Dixit, Principal of VKV School, Itanagar and N. K. Bhattacharjya, Deputy Director, National Savings, Govt, of India, Guwahati also spoke on the occasion. Among others, Karma Lekhi, Jt. Secretary, Finance also attended the programme.

The directorate of small savings has conducted an essay writing competition on the subject “World Thrift Day, its values and impact on society” for the student of XI and Xll and under-graduate students to mark the occasion.  Among the participants Aparajita Pandey of KV School NERIST, Honiya Dakpe and Nani Aku both VKV School, Itanagar have secured first, second and third position and were awarded with Rs. 5000, 3000 and 2000 respectively.

The merit certificates were also given to the five agents in each category of agency for their highest collections during the last financial year.

Earlier, Abdul Basit, Director, Small Savings, Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh gave a brief note on the purpose of the meeting.

P K Saikia, Deputy Director, Small Savings moderated the whole proceeding.



People throng free medical camp in JNC

PASIGHAT, Oct 30: Over 500 persons were examined by a team of doctors in a two days free medical camp organized by the APCTA (Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association) at the JN College auditorium, Pasighat today.

Earlier in the morning, the camp was formally inaugurated by Dr. Onik Moyong, Medical Supdt, General Hospital Pasighat.

Speaking on the occasion Moyong said health is an important aspect of life. Though the government has done remarkably good in the health sector, there is still a lot to be done. He sought cooperation from all sections of the society towards Govt’s endeavor to provide better healthcare facilities to the public. He thanked the State Vice President (APCTA) Narmi Darang, Dr. Tasi Taloh Jt. Secy JNC unit, GS (JNCSU) Oling Tatin and host faculties and student volunteers for organizing the camp successfully.

Eye, dental, malaria, general medicine, pathological tests, ENT, pediatrics and gynecological examinations etc were done by team doctors of Pasighat General Hospital and VKV Arun-Jyoti, Tinsukia.

Reportedly, 502 patients have availed treatment opportunities on the first day and medicines were given free of cost to the patients by the health department. DIPRO



Pasighat-West Cong. men crying for party feedback


RUKSIN, Oct 29: The senior Congress (I) party workers of Pasighat-West constituency have expressed dissatisfaction over ‘weak feedback’ from the end of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) for strengthening the party in the constituency despite repeated pleas.

The president of Ruksin Block Congress Committee (BCC) president Tanyup Taggu said that neither the APCC nor any party bigwig is giving interest to their pleas. He lamented that a team of Congress leaders from Pasighat West constituency along with PRI members and village coordinating members has intimated their grievances to Chief Minister Nabum Tuki at his official residence on August 9 this year. But there has been no positive response so far.

The representation apprised the the Chief Minister and APCC of some burning problems like deteriorating condition of 15-km MMJ road, implementation of Panchayat schemes without the knowledge of elected PRI members and irregularity in implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in the constituency etc. The delegation further apprised the CM of the alleged ‘dictatorial conduct’ of the local MLA.

Party sources said that a team of senior Congressmen of the constituency is leaving for Delhi on Novermber-3 to place their grievances before AICC president Sonia Gandhi and other party top brass.

However, the BCC president, in a press communiqué, claimed that the citizens of the constituency are still keeping confidence on the party which is evident from the joining of 25 BJP supporting families in Congress in a BCC executive meeting held at Ngorlung village recently, he stated.