October 06

Federation demands termination of agreement

ITANAGAR, Oct 5:  The Arunachal Pradesh Development Monitoring Federation (APDMF) today strongly demanded the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) to terminate the agreement with various companies such as   M/s Jalshakti Engineer (P) Ltd, M/s Ushvin Hydro System (P) Ltd, M/s Gita Flopumps India Pvt Ltd and M/s Rath with Composite Industries claiming that companies had failed to set up 67 micro and mini hydro electricity projects in the state funded under prime minister package.   

Armed with RTI documents, APDMF claimed that no project has been completed so far, whereas as per the agreement it was supposed to complete 20 September 2010.  Claiming that said companies had failed to execute the projects as per the agreement, Federation said that APEDA should not hesitate to terminate the agreement with companies and drag them to the court to recover the advance money paid to them.


Coordination meeting conducted

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: A coordination meeting of elected panchayat leaders of Doimukh area was organized by the Block Congress Committee at Rono Community hall, Doimukh today.

Secretary AICC, Arunachal Pradesh Incharge, Dr K Jayakumar, attended the function. Local MLA cum parliamentary secretary planning Nabam Rebia, Vice President APCC Tatar Kipa, general secretaries APCC Tachu Hina, B C Tok and Tana Jeri, spokesman APCC Vishal P Nabam and vice president APYC Nyamar Karbak also attended the programme.


Monigong-Pidi block PRI leaders write to CS

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The PRI leaders of 18-Monigong Pidi Block Block have sought renovation of the PHC/Medical building at Monigong.

In a letter addressed to the chief secretary, they wrote, since the opening of the PHC, no renovation work has ever been done.

Asking for immediate implementation of sanitation project at Monigong township, they said, communicable diseases have taken the life of more than six children within span of only a month.

Their other demands are posting of mathematics and science teacher at Govt Secondary School, Monigong and to direct the CDPO and his staff to stay put at Monigong.


Social service

ZIRO, Oct 5: To mark the Gandhi Jayanti, the school managing committee (SMC), teachers and students of Govt. ME School, Yukar has conducted a mass social service at school premises and its surrounding areas on Oct 2 last, informed SMC chairman Yukar Punu.

Stressing on his message “cleanliness is godliness”, Punu suggested students and teachers to keep school surrounding neat and clean for maintaining hygiene. He also appealed parents and the public to extend their cooperation and support to School Managing Committee as well as teachers for all round development and smooth functioning of the school.

Later, the panchayat leaders of the village, GBs, HGBs and general public were also joined with them in the social service.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: A mass social service cum tree plantation drive was conducted in all the areas of Raga ADC administrative block organized by All Raga Students’ Union (ARASU) recently.

With full participation from all the students of the area, medicinal plants were planted in the premise of Govt Hr Sec Schools Boa Simla and Raga, Govt. Sec Schools, Dollungmukh and Godak, and the many Govt Middle Schools of the area.

The union called on the students to keep their surroundings clean.


Orgs demand independent home minister

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Blaming state government for the deteriorating law and order problem in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clan Youth Organization Upper Subansiri Unit (APATCYO-USU) has demanded for an independent home minister.

In a letter to the chief minister, it said, without an independent home minister peace cannot prevail in the state.

The All Capital Complex Market Volunteer Committee (ACCMVC) came up with similar demand.

Meanwhile, also condemning the recent murder case of a salesman of Ganesh Trading Corporation at Naharlagun on October 2, it sought the Governor’s intervention in not granting bail to the culprits involved.

In a letter to the Governor, it further warned that the demand if not fulfilled within a week, the committee will stage dharna in front of Raj Bhawan.


SUMA unit organizes awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: SUMA Capital Coplex unit today organized awareness campaign at Govt. Hr. Sec. Schools Doimukh and Polo Colony to create awareness among the students about various important issues, including PRC to non-APST, immature implementation of minority scheme, pending refugee issue and formation of Naga People’s Front (NPF) in Arunachal Pradesh.


DLMC meeting held

PASIGHAT, Oct 5: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava on Oct 4 last in the DC’s conference hall. It was attended by the ZPC Kaling Dai along with Admin officers, officers of work departments and ZPMs etc. The house reviewed all the schemes under PM package, NLCPR, SPA, RIDF/DoNER/NEC/ACA etc taken up by the executive agencies like PWD, RWD, RD etc. Physical and financial progresses of various schemes were taken in detail also assessed.

While reiterating the importance of the monitoring committee meetings Deputy Commissioner Srivastava urged all the works departments to speed up their works and complete in time. All should complete all formalities so that the assigned works does not get delayed. Working season should be utilized fully and officers should personally supervise the works, she advised. Schedule for Sub-divisional Monitoring will be worked out and the calendar will be supplied to the respective Admin officers so that they can monitor the schemes being taken up in their divisions smoothly, she added.

Earlier, the DPO Ponung Boring while informing the composition of the committee, informed that there should be committee in sub-divisional level and meeting should be conducted quarterly. She wanted that all relevant records to be submitted in time.

Zilla Parishad Members wanted that they should be taken up into confidence regarding the implementation of schemes in their respective areas so that there is effective monitoring. They wanted that the HoDs should attend the meeting with detail reports of all schemes.  DIPRO


Fitness Centre for women and children at Changlang

CHANGLANG, Oct 5: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav yesterday inaugurated a well-equipped fitness centre especially for well-being of woman and children of Changlang yesterday. Christened as “Women and Children Club” the Centre will see that the women and children enjoy good health and sound mind.  

Almost 40 members have already registered their names at the club and they all enjoy the facilities such as indoor badminton court, table tennis, static cycle, multi-purpose treadmill etc. More equipments are soon to be installed.

For the first time in the district, a very noble step of its kind has been taken up to provide recreational and health platform. It is also a one of the very right way to counter the growing issue of drug addiction and  social instability in the district. It may now appear to be just a mere matter of a small fitness club in one corner of Changlang township. But it’s an initiative which will gradually and ultimately make a very positive impact on our society. In fact, every district should come up with such a concept for the well-being of women  and youths specifically. DIPRO


News Impact

Joint meet demands immediate halt of Minority

Scheme in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The joint meeting convened by Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) with representatives from various ‘prime organizations’ has demanded the State government to stop immediately all minority schemes in the state.

Expressing serious concern over the ‘divisive minority policy and programmes’ of the State and Central Governments, the meeting opined that, “If the Govt. is really willing to implement the minority schemes, it should first conduct factual religious survey through either Govt. agencies or RG University.”

Allocating duel facilities is a gruesome injustice to indigenous faith followers inflicted by central and state government, they demanded that no one should get double benefits and the State Govt. must respect the sentiments of the prime social organizations and the elite people of the state.

The meeting attended by the elites and most senior personalities like YD Thongchi, Nabam Atum, Taba Hare, Pratik Potom, Dr. Tai Nyori, Tony Koyu, Hui Tag, Bengia Hemanto, Bamin Hinda and many others has adopted few resolutions in the form of questions to put forward to the State as well as the Central Government to answer.

Some of the questions were, “What communities/people constitute Minority in Arunachal Pradesh when it is declared as 100% Scheduled Tribe state; will not continuous availing of duel benefits (ST and Minority) cost the precious ST status and encourage mass conversion?

It also questioned the conduct of religious census by private company whereas there is mechanism available with the state government for counting or maintaining a register of those who are accepting or embracing other religious faiths with the State under the “Freedom of religions Act 1978”.

“Only after identifying the minority person/families, the govt. should declare the minority blocks,” they demanded.

“Further declaring suspected Bangladeshi Muslims as minority will be like granting them PRC in Arunachal Pradesh and it will attract a large number of Muslims to convert the thin populated Arunachal into an over populated State,” the meeting observed.

The meeting also opined that those individual or community who want to get converted to minority status should surrender their ST certificates.

Meanwhile, the joint committee constituted in the meeting for this issue will submit memoranda to the President of India, the Prime Minister, Chief Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Governor and other key posts of the administration soon. The Committee also resolved to organize agitation, protest rallies in all districts and other steps, if necessary for fulfillment of the demand. Jagdamba Mall, Organising Secertary, Janjati Faith and Culture Protection Forum of India (JFCPF) also attended the meeting and assure to extend every possible support to the action committee.   

The meeting was convened by Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP).



Seppa on the boil after clash breaks out between security force and youths

Amar Sangno

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Seppa the district headquarters of East Kameng is in the news for wrong reason as  a minor skirmish between CRPF personnel and students turned full scale clash this evening leading dozens of people injured, while a worker sustained bullet injury.

Sources from Seppa informed this daily that the incident broke out around 4 pm today when three youths repairing their shoes with cobbler near SBI bank were reportedly beaten up by CRPF personnel after exchange of heated argument over allegedly peeing near a Peepal tree.

The situation turned violent when few onlookers  reacted trongly by pelting stone at them saying that minor fault of youths could have been excused, sources added. Later scores of youths reportedly joined in pelting stone and drove the CRPF personnel back to their camp. Subsequently the security forces regrouped with full strength,  went on rampage in retaliation,  resorted to indiscriminate lathi charge at general ground and damaged few two wheelers. Sources further informed that the security forces resorted to blank firing to disperse the angry mob, in which one labourer sustained bullet injuries.

The situation snowballed into major crisis when hundreds of people reacted angrily against blank firing,  went on berserk and set ablaze a Mahindra Bolero of the police department and a shop near SBI Bank, sources claimed.

Meanwhile, when contacted, police sources, while confirming the incident, disclosed that situation is highly volatile.  It also said that Superintendent of Police B. K Mishra was reportedly manhandled by mob during the clash.

Condemning the firing incident, AAPSU based Core Committee for 16th General Conference of AEKSU expressed concern over the  law and order. Stating that latest incident may pose serious threat to ensuing conference in terms of law and order situation Core Committee Chairman Lota Singhi demanded arrest of persons responsible for the incident. Singhi further urged the district administration to set up a judicial enquiry to unearth the truth. It further appealed to the public for maintaining calm and  not to take law in their hand for peaceful co-existence.



No respite from power crisis in Pasighat’

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Expressing strong resentment over the prevailing power crisis at Pasighat town, the Pasighat People’s Welfare Committee (PPWC) has urged the elected representatives of the district to take appropriate step and fruitful measures to solve the chronic electricity problem in the century-old town permanently.

Power situation remained the same for so long despite the full supports and necessary fund provided by the Government for solving the power crisis, PPWC chairman Okom Yosung said in a release.

There has been no improvement in power scenario even after completion of the 33kv line from Assam to Pasighat via Jonai as the entire Pasighat town is still reeling under severe power crisis, he said.

“The 33kv line should immediately be connected and charged, if it is completed,” the PPWC chairman demanded.

In regards to 132 kv Aalo-Pasighat tower line, Okom, who is also ZPM of Bogong Anchal Block, said that the power department did not submit any progress report in yesterday’s DLMC meeting though the department was directed to do so by then Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra in the previous meeting held on July 25.

He claimed that the government has sanctioned Rs 58 crore for the work.

According to Okom, all necessary materials have already been provided to Aalo, Rumgong and Pasighat divisions. But work was not progressing well excepting the work carried out by Pasighat division, he claimed.

Expressing serious concern tardy progress of the work, he urged the Chief Engineer (Power) to intervene and direct all concerned, including the engineers/officials responsible for carrying out the work to take the work on priority basis.

“Any further delay in construction of the line will be viewed seriously,” the PPWC chairman cautioned.

He also demanded for early renovation/replacement of the defunct turbines of Sille and Yembung hydel projects as assured by the High Level Committee (HLC) in its meeting at DC’s Conference Hall last year.

The PPWC chairman has also criticized  lack of coordination and negligent attitude of all the MLAs barring one for solving the chronic problem.



Woman activists continue crusade against narcotic substances

YINGKIONG, Oct 5: The members of Upper Siang Women Welfare Society headed by Mekem Nopi and Oma Tamuk (Pertin) conducted its second phase of checking drive against tobacco products and narcotic substances with the help of administration on October 3  evening. Police personnel including SI T. Duggong, Toni Mitkong, CO as Magistrate and Yame Tatin, Tax & Excise superintendent were  present during the operation against drug substances. In its second phase also, the woman activists seized uncountable numbers of Tiranga, Gutka, Modhu, Beer & IMFL bottles etc from large number of shops and gumties.

The main motto of the social movement being launched by the woman activists  under the banner of Upper Siang Women Welfare Society is to eradicate evils from the society such as narcotic substances and alcohol so that the Society can march forward towards development in right direction in peaceful environment. DIPRO



Mega health camp at Raga concludes successfully

RAGA, Oct 5: The two days Mega Health Camp organized by Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA) in collaboration with department of Health & Family Welfare, National Health Mission (NRHM) and department of Social Welfare & and Empowerment & Tribal affairs was successfully concluded here today at Raga.

Response of people was overwhelming in its two days of health camp with 1232 patients visited the camp and got benefited. Most shocking achievement of the camp was that as many as 37 persons from Raga area have pledge themselves to donate their eyes. The APDA and district health society appreciated their offer.

In departmental beak-up, out of 103 dental cases registered in the camp, 30 cases were of extraction while in eye OPD, 227 cases were registered.  Of them 17 were operated and 15 more cases have to be operated at district Hospital Ziro tomorrow by Dr. Taba Khanna and Dr. Dusu Grayu.

About 49 patients have been done with ultrasonography while there was 44 cases of Laparoscopic legations for family planning and 350 persons were screened for Hepatitis-B.

Besides all other important facilities made available to patients, the team also conducted many other tests like immunization for children, HIV test and VDRL by ICTC, MP, RMT, typhoid tests, copper-T insertion, sputum examination for TB, fine needle aspimtion, OCP etc. etc.

The department of social justice and empowerment & tribal affairs while participating the Camp issued numbers of wheel chairs, crutches, walking sticks, Disable certificates, hearing aid etc to needy people of the area.

The organizing team APDA and District Health Society, Ziro thanked Nido Pavitra, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary, Maga Mala, ZPM Raga, ACP Raga, Nido Tagom, Chairman, Development Committee of 25th Raga ST Assembly constituency and department of social justice & empowerment for their support said that without their cooperation, camp would not have been successful at that extent. (Yachang Tacho)



SUMA reiterates demands

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Reiterating its demands, Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh  (SUMA) today vowed to never back off from its charter of demands, rather stated that it would intensify its movement to fulfill the demands. The decision came after its central executive meeting held under the chairmanship of Unti Umbrey General Secretary SUMA here today.

The SUMA’s four-points charter of demands are immediate cancellation of Joint High power Committee (JHPC) for issuance of PRC to Non-APST residing in the state, abolition of minority scheme from the state, complete ban on formation of Naga People Front in Arunachal Pradesh and stop shielding Chakma Hajong refugees and All Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union.

Opposing the implementation of minority scheme in the state, SUMA stated that such scheme is not applicable for Arunachal Pradesh since the state is purely tribal state. It also said that implementation of such centrally sponsored scheme would reduce the privilege given to state under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873. It also strongly opposed Naga People Front entry in the state political map, and claimed that act of NPF is to disintegrate the state. The union cautioned that any attempt to grant citizenship to Non-APST would not be entertained by  the indigenous people, rather expedite for their deportation. SUMA further expressed discontentment over the alleged lukewarm response by the state government on its charter of demands and urged the government for early re-addressal.



Objection to inclusion of Arunachal’s villages in MAC

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: A delegation comprising public from Likabali assembly constituency led by senior leader and social activist Sengo Taipodia called on Chief Secretary yesterday and apprised him about their strong objection to inclusion of nine Arunachal Pradesh villages in Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC), according to Galo Students’ Union (GSU) release.

While describing the chaos prevailing in those villages after the news of inclusion of their villages in MAC, the delegation appealed to the Chief Secretary to intervene and take up the matter with appropriate authority. The release claimed that some of the people of Minmang village under Kangku circle have been enrolled in electoral roll under Dhemaji district and now Barojan is being targeted.

“When the people of foothills area are in chaos and fear, a stoick silence on the part of the state govt. over the issue is making the situation even worst,” the release said.

It also criticized the West Siang Deputy Commissioner for taking the issue ‘very lightly’. The release further informed that GSU had lodged complaint with office of the Principle Secretary, Home on September 23.



Longding police launch opium abuse awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Longding Police have launched movement against the menace of opium abuse in the area yesterday.

As part of the movement, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar along with Deputy SP (HQs.) S Singpho and other police officials of Longding interacted with the students of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Longding, informed the SP in a release.

The Superintendent of Police requested the teachers and students to be role model and messenger to spread the implications of opium abuse and stop poppy cultivation to the parents and general public.

By targeting the students, efforts are being made to influence the adults of their family as well as to forewarn the students about the ill effects of this menace.

The SP also briefed them about other social evils, like early marriage, lack of hygiene leading to frequent illness and also to observe traffic rules.

It was also emphasized that as a student, they should concentrate more on studies and desist themselves from anti-social activities.

Realizing that opium is being sown in this area for ages, it has been decided to hold a series of meeting with PR Leaders, Govt. Officers, District Administration to go into the problems and to find out other economically viable alternatives for the sustenance of the local farmers.



Rough road giving bumpy rides

Total lack of respect to public demand alleged

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Oct 5: About 60-km stretch of Pasighat- Tene-Koyu PWD road connecting Pasighat (Hqs) with Pasighat-West (Ruksin) and Nari-Koyu constituencies is lying in deplorable condition for years for want of maintenance.

Showing total lack of respect to public demand, neither the department concerned nor the ministers and MLAs have taken any step for repairing the road.

The historical road was upgraded with central funding in the year 2004. The North Eastern Council, by its sanctioned No- NEC/T/EFC/2003 dated 23/08/2004 granted sanction of Rs 46.36 crore for improvement of the road and dispensed the work to Pasighat Public Work Division. As such, the implementing agency completed the construction works within a period of five years.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, during his Pasighat visit in early December, 2011 inaugurated the renovation works of Pasighat-Tene-Koyu Road in presence of Pasighat-East MLA cum Minister Bosiram Siram in presence of host of MLAs and PWD engineers.

Numerous potholes and worn out condition of the road between Napit village and Mirem Tinali (connected to MMJ road) is not only giving a bumpy ride to commuters but also damaging teir vehicles due tro rough roads. The wooden bridges over Pagla Korong are also in dilapidated condition due to years of wear and tear adding to the motorists’ woes.

Finance, Planning and PWD, Chowna Mein during his visit to Pasighat-Ledum-Tene-Koyu Road in November last year witnessed the bad condition of the road and assured the people to provide necessary fund for renovation of the roads in the area. But the minister’s ritualistic assurance has yielded no result.

It is alleged by the local people that state PWD is spending crores of rupees in repairing of roads and bridges in the district, but the officers and officials of the department are never seen supervising or monitoring the works of the contractors which has resulted in sub-standard work.



AGSU’s ‘Run for Brotherhood’ reaches Lohit, LDV

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The 18-member All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) team, which is touring entire Galo inhabited areas of the state with theme “Run for Brotherhood” yesterday visited Jeko village under Lohit and Banggo village under Lower Dibang Valley district.

Addressing a public meeting at Jeko AGSU president appealed to the general public, especially unemployed  youths to avail the opportunity of Job Mela by the state government, various state and centre sponsored schemes like, Mukhya Mantri Prayatan Yojna (under Tourism Dept.) and PMGEP etc.

He also urged the youths to avoid using any kind of narcotics to make a vibrant society. He suggested the Galo brethren to maintain communal harmony for peaceful co-existence and advocated for preserving the customs and traditions.

Domin Loya, resource person, advocated for maintaining/ upholding the in-born secular and liberal characters of Galos for communal harmony. He also advocated for maintaining the Galo mother tongue (language) to ease the communication variation amongst the community members within the state.

During interaction with public of Jeko village, ASM Binde Ete urged the visiting team for pursuing for proper demarcation of Jeko village with competent authorities.

In meeting at Banggo village of Paglam circle under Dambuk Sub-Division on the same day,the AGSU General Secretary urged the students to be dedicated, sincere and honest towards their studies to build a vibrant Galo society.

The ASM of Banggo village requested to take up the issues with appropriate authority for early functioning of the ‘C’ Grade Police station at Banggo/ Paglam circle. He informed that required infrastructure for the same is already constructed which are lying unused since its construction.

It was also informed in the meeting by the headmaster in-charge of Govt. Residential ME School Banggo village that the school was running with only 5 teachers and there was no teacher for computer education.



Over 3000 double entries of voters detected in West Siang

AALO, Oct 5: In order to ensure preparation of fair and transparent Electoral Roll for the district, an elaborate meeting with various political parties was held under the chairmanship of West Siang District Election Officer M.K. Sahoo at DC’s Conference Hall on Oct 3.

Presiding over the meet, the DEO said that fair and transparent electoral roll cannot be thought of without support of political parties, initiative by the Booth Level Officer and cooperation from Booth Level Agents. He disclosed that all out efforts are being made to do away with anomalies like bogus, migrated and floating voters and every care and precaution will be taken strictly as per the guideline set by the Election Commission and no forms will be issued in bulk to avoid verification problem.

Personal presence of voters is must during claims and objections, he said and stressed on collective responsibility among the election related Govt agencies and political parties. He also disclosed that more than three thousand double entries of voters are detected and it will be sorted out in its right perspective within a short period of time.

Participating in the discussion, Doi Ado Ex-Minister said that it is the duty of the political parties to obtain the draft electoral rolls and ensure preparation of fair electoral roll in the district.

The DCCI President Modam Karbak laid emphasis on the role of BLO as many errors have been committed by few of them in the past. Representatives from many political parties also pointed out inaction and lackadaisical attitude among few BLOs who are assigned the all important task. The DEO assured to take up the matter with the BLOs. DIPRO



Senior citizens’ week observed

PASIGHAT, Oct 5: Sponsored by the Daying Ering College of Teachers’ Education, the Department of Women and Child Development organized an interactive meeting cum awareness camp at Mirbuk community hall yesterday to commemorate the celebration of “Senior Citizens Week”.  It is being  observed with a view to support minimum needs of the poor and needy having little or no regular income  or  financial support from their family members.

Prominent writer and retired  IAS officer Oshong Ering and the first lady graduate of the state Bormoti Dai were present as old age pensioners and Advocate Borik Tarang joined the celebration to boast the morale of the senior members of the society.

Speaking on the occasion, ADC Rajesh Panyang advised the Panchayat functionaries to be more responsible while availing the benefits of such schemes for the common public. The objective of the schemes is to provide social security and financial support for healthy living of our senior citizens and only the genuine applicants should be allowed to get benefit under the schemes, he hoped.

Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk stressed on proper implementation of all the schemes in the township. Tamuk appealed the PRI members and councilors to recommend the names of all genuine members of the society including deserving non-APST people for who are living helplessly in the society.

The Deputy Director (ICDS) Ponung Ering Angu presented a brief report on the issue and elaborated the basic need of Indira Gandhi national old age programs and other allied schemes being implemented for the poor and needy.

The National Social Assistance Program is a program for the poor households which came into effect from August 15. The national old age pension scheme covers older persons/destitute. The public facilities for the elderly which are initiated by the government also cover reservation of seats for elderly in the public transport, railways and airways. At present good percentage of the older persons are covered in this scheme, she added. Taking privilege, Angu further informed that a free Health Camp for the senior citizens will be organized on Oct 7 next at Siluk village under Mebo subdivision.  

Advocate Borik Tarang elaborated various rights and benefits of old age pension scheme and Ramle Banggo CDPO Onyok Panyang and Mebo CDPO Kaling Moyong delivered lectures on the schemes under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) like IGNOAPS, IGNWPS, IGNDPS, NFBS, currently implemented through the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs. Special invitees Oshong Ering and Bormoty Dai also spoke and put forth their suggestions on the occasion. Many participants from the public also shared their views and cleared doubts and confusions among the ignorant public.  DIPRO



Christian Revival Youth Fellowship Naharlagun celebrates 26th Foundation Day

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The Youth Fellowship of Christian Revival Church (CRC) Naharlagun has celebrated its 26th Foundation Day at the church’s premises  F Sector, Naharlagun on Oct 2 in a befitting manner.

The programme started with spirit filled praise and worship by youth group, followed by beautiful choreographies and artistic items by the youth and Sunday school children of the church which included a shadow dance besides melodious numbers from interdenominational Yahweh band, CYE Praise band of TBC Itanagar and popular gospel singers Roshan Pordung and Khoda Moryom.

The foundation day speaker, Dr. Otem Moyong, Associate Professor in Commerce, Rajiv Gandhi University, dwelt in length on the theme verse 2 Chronicles 15:7, while ministering the cake cutting ceremony exhorted the youths and said that, one should strive forward to achieve one’s goal in life and encouraged the youths to carry the responsibilities of the church and bring unity in the society and to shed the selfish feelings.

The other events which marked the day included felicitation of former chairman of the youth fellowship Isaac Baat for his long years of association with the fellowship, certificates to outstanding youths and distribution of prizes to winners of essay writing competition.

Earlier, to mark the day, a friendly football match was organized between the teams of elders and youths of the church, which was won by the former by 5-3 goals and essay writing competitions among the junior and senior youths of the church.

The chief patron of the programme Dr. David Pertin, Organising chairman, Mitet Paron, Secretary John Taba, member Kaling Bui, church’s missionary Rev. Dr. Nyakdo Tasar and assistant pastor Gandhi Dui also spoke.

Councilor and member of the Itanagar Municipal Corporation’s empowered standing committee Gangte Togung  was present as special guest.  Among others, the programme was witnessed by APCRCWW president Assu Taba, ACRYA president Domar Bomjen, Papum Pare district CRC council Field Secretary Pastor Tami Tachang, PPDCRYA president Gibbs Taba, pastor of the church Pastor Hillang Taya, church Secretary Tad Akin, women pastor Kipa Yaram, believers and church leaders from the churches in and around the capital complex and PG students from RGU.

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