October 05


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Jaag Arunachal Bhaag Arunachal

AR  jawan, SLSA girl emerge  winners

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Thousands of youths joined ‘Jaag Arunachal Bhaag Arunachal’-- a marathon race with the theme ‘Run for Unity, Peace and Glory’ that witnessed the highest number of participants so far recorded in the history of any marathon race in the state.  

About 1750 athletes registered their names for the race organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) coinciding with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki flagged off the race at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun. The race for men finished at Chief Minister’s Bungalow, Niti Vihar and women at Toyota Motors along NH52A.

N. Subisie of Assam Rifle from Jairampur emerged winner of the race in the men’s category. He took around 45.03 minutes. Ram Naresh of Assam Rifles finished second (45.48 minutes) followed by T Francis at third (45.49 minutes).  

Anung Wangsa of Sangey Laden Sports Academy (SLSA) Chimpu won the race in women’s category. She won a bronze medal each in 1500 meters and 5000 meters race at North East Games held in Imphal in 2013 and Mizoram in 2012.

Soni Nalo of SLSA and Posen Kongkang of Sports Authority of India, SAG center, Naharlagun finished second and third respectively.

Winners of both men and women categories were awarded Rs 75,000 each while runners up were given Rs 35000 each.

Earlier, flagging off the race, Chief Minister Tuki called upon the youths to be responsible citizens of the state. He further added that each citizen should participate in such race as it will help them stay them physically fit. Tuki was accompanied by Home Minister Tanga Byaling, former Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, APCC president Padi Richo and Capital Complex DC Mige Kamki.

While highlighting the objectives of the marathon, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress president Nyamar Karbak appealed to the racers not to push themselves beyond the limit as it would risk their own life. Encouraging the participants specially youths, he said that young people in Capital Complex proved general perception wrong that they are late raiser by taking part in the run.

Earlier, Minister Health and Family Welfare Khalikho Pul, retired Additional SP Yido Boje, Dr. Byabang Rana, Political Secretary to CM, Bamang Tago and stadium watchman Balo Tadi were given participation certificates in men’s veteran category and L Noshi in women’s veteran category.

MTV Splitvilla winner Scarlet Rose who attended the prize distribution function as special guest was the center of attraction for the youths. She said that winning is not important but taking part in the race already made every participant as winner.



Centre committed to usher in a new Arunachal in 5 years’: Rijiju

From a Correspondent

DIRANG, Oct 4: ‘The centre is initiating major reforms and committed to usher in a new Arunachal Pradesh in the coming five years’, said Union MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju during his two-day tour to West Kameng district recently.

“The centre has a soft corner for Arunachal Pradesh and the Prime Minister is willing to dole out special packages/schemes for welfare of the state but the Congress led state Govt. should root out corruption and we want to ensure that benefits reach the grassroots. Unlike the previous UPA Govt, the present Govt. has many innovative schemes for the people. However, there will be also strict checks and balances unlike the earlier times”, Kiren said.

Chairing a District Level Consultative Committee and addressing public gatherings at Bomdila and Dirang, Kiren said: “I have come all the way from Delhi with a twin-objective this time. They are reviewing the pathetic Charduar to Tawang BRTF Road and poor BSNL Network connectivity in the three  districts of East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang. For this, I have personally invited and roped in the Director General (BRO) Lt. General A.T Patnaik, Deputy Secretary (Border Affairs Management), the two Chief General Managers of (BSNL) and state Secretary Tourism Dr. Joram Beda to come and visit the state and see the poor state of affairs for themselves. This will be very soon followed by a coordination meeting at my office at Delhi where the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh will also be invited apart from the mentioned officials to hammer out a final solution on the issues”, he said. These three districts will soon see virtual changes in these sectors.

State Tourism & UD Minister Pema Khandu, Parliamentary Secretary (Hydro-Power Development) and Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering, Nafra-Bomdila MLA Japu Deru and Thrizino-Buragaon MLA Kumsi Sidisow all vociferously voiced for immediate fulfillment of the twin-demands adding that the said stretch of road has been incomplete despite 12 years of time having already lapsed in its making. ‘We have seen tardy progress in this stretch during these past 12 years and it has severally affected the movement of defense forces, tourist inflow and made travel a nightmare for the people of these three-Districts’, they voiced.

Further spelling out the innovative schemes of the Modi led Govt. for the state, Kiren informed that ‘rice’ will soon be made available to people of border villages free of cost. ‘These free rice will be made available through the help of para-military forces’, he explained. ‘The centre is soon going to frame many schemes under BADP for welfare of the border areas and I have suggested the state Govt. to send the schemes directly to Delhi instead of compiling and scrutiny at the state level. However, I have also categorically advised them to send these proposals based on need and development rather than party basis’, he added.

Meanwhile, at a meeting at Sapper Camp in Dirang, it was also decided that BRO will construct the 23 kms (approx) stretch of road from Hydel Point to Mago Village on North Bank Tawang Chu River after seeking approval from Govt. of India.

‘Ziro and Thembang should work hand-in-hand’

“It is a matter of great pride that two sites from our state namely ‘Apatani Cultural Landscape’ in Ziro Valley and ‘Thembang Living Fortified Fort’ in Dirang under West Kameng District have been included in the tentative list of the World Heritage Sites out of the total 55 sites from all over-India. I have pledged my signature at the campaign at Ziro during the recently concluded Ziro Festival of Music and I urge the legislators of both the constituencies to join hands and get the proposals cleared from the state level at the earliest. The responsibility of clearing the same at Delhi and further nomination to UNESCO will be my responsibility”, said Kiren.

The brief up on WHS for ACL and signature campaign had been undertaken by SMILE, Ziro an NGO comprising Apatani intellectual youth and Apatani Youth Association during the ZFM.  SMILE, Ziro had also undertaken similar campaigns during the ‘AYA Birthday Celebration’ and ‘Dree Festival’ recently.



Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan launched in Arunachal

Cleanliness drive to mark Gandhi Jayanti

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma flagged off the nation-wide programme ‘Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan’ in the state at Raj Bhawan here on Oct 2. He also administered the ‘Swachchh Pledge’ to a mammoth gathering which senior bureaucrats, government officials, youth, students and people from every section of society on the occasion.

Greeting the people on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Governor expressed hope that the occasion will guide all of us towards Gandhi’s path of truth, non-violence and cleanliness.

Reminding the people that Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life for freedom of our country and strengthening communal harmony, the Governor said that Gandhiji also advocated for cleanliness and good habits. Gandhiji considered cleanliness next to Godliness and called sanitation more important than political freedom.

The Governor said that to realize Gandhi’s dream of ‘Clean India’, the Government of India is launching ‘Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan’ on this occasion. It is the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have a five-year programme to make our country clean. The goal is to achieve Swachchh Bharat by 2nd October 2019, as a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. The task may appear to be mammoth, but is doable and must be accomplished to see a healthy and vibrant India.

He reminded all that small step leads to a long journey.

Expressing his happiness that large number of people turned up with enthusiasm to participate in the cleanliness drive, the Governor advised them to continue the momentum until the goal of Swachchh Arunachal Pradesh and Swachchh Bharat is realised. He said the State Government is committed to ensure the success of the abhiyan.

Earlier State Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi briefed the gathering on Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan. He informed that the programme is being launched simultaneously through out the State.

The Chief Secretary further informed that the programme aims to inculcate proper sanitation practices by changing people’s attitudes, mindsets and behaviour. It aims to promote proper hygienic methods and eliminate open defecation.

Despite being holiday today on account of Gandhi Jayanti, hundreds of students wielding brooms, spade and sticks from Hr. Secondary School, Naharlagun, Hr. Sec. school, polo colony, Middle school D-Sector, Secondary school, Pachin colony led by their teachers joined the nation in the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan at Naharlagun by cleaning the streets of various colonies to mark the birth Anniversary of  the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Students of Polo colony school, cleaned  roads and streets of  polo colony area, while students of Hr. secondary school Naharalgun swept and cleaned  the length of the NH52A from Industrial area to NRL petrol pump. Small children from Govt. Middle school D-sector  cleared the dust and garbage of Barapani market area along the NH52A. Students from Pachin Secondary school motivated the residents of Pachin colony  to keep their surrounding hygienic by cleaning the garbage thrown along the roads and streets.

 Shopkeepers of Naharlagun  led by Naharlagun market welfare committee chairman Techi Zirdo , Secretary Kipa Ayo and other executive members  kept on sweeping and cleaning the entire stretch of the market area for hours together.

The members and staff of the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission organized a social service programme  at its  office complex  to mark the  launch of Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan and celebration of Gandhi Jayanti. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Information Commissioner Y D Thongchi said one should cleanse our habits from within first if we opt to live in a clean neighborhood. Cleanliness can be achieved & maintained by practising simple habits like disposing of household garbage in a proper way, he said.  The CIC also administered the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan pledge.  

National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh organized cleanliness drive in and outside the institute to mark the launch of  Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan and  celebration of  Birth Day of the Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi.  Among others students, faculty members, staff, NCC officers from 1 AP Battalion NCC, Naharlagun joined the programme.

The officers and staffs of Arunachal Bhawan and Arunachal House, New Delhi took active part in the cleanliness driver from Sept 25 to Oct 2 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and  launch of Swachchh Bharat Mission.

Additional Resident Commissioner Jigmi Choden, administered the Swachchh Bharat pledge to the officers and staff gathered in Arunachal Bhawan.  

Massive social service was conducted within Aalo township and other parts of the district as a part of the launch of the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan on Gandhi Jayanti. Cleanliness drive was carried out at all sectors, offices, markets, religious intuitions etc.

All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare Society as usual took up the important task of whitewashing walls in front of DC at Nehru Tinali junction. The West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu personally supervised the cleanliness drive on the occasion.

Along with the rest of the Nation Changlang celebrated the Gandhi Jayanti with pomp and gaiety at Changlang on Oct 2 last. The day was also marked by the end of “Swachchh Panchayat Saptah” which was observed to make Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas aware of the importance of sanitation and their role to ensure it. The exceptional performing Gram Panchayats were honoured by awarding cash prizes.

Speaking on the occasion CO cum-Member Secretary, Gram Panchayat Janes Mary Tayeng requested all the ASCs, Gram chairpersons and the members present to continue sanitation drive in their respective villages.

Cleanliness drive was also organized in all the colonies, bazar lines, approach roads, offices, schools of Changlang as a part of “Swachchh Bharat Campaign” which was participated by every walks of people. The Programme ended with Swachchata pledges taken by a mammoth gathering to remain committed towards cleanliness and devote to time for it.

Gandhi Jayanti was also celebrated in Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Doimukh in a befitting manner.  A mass cleanliness drive was organized with participation of teachers, students and Doimukh Zilla Parishad member Tana Yajo in school campus to mark the occasion.

A week-long cleanliness drive was conducted in the four Gram Panchayat constituencies under Jairamour circle from  Sept 26 to Oct 2 as a part of Swachchh Bharat Abhivan and Swatchh Panchayat Saptah. On the occasion, ‘certificates of honour’ were awarded to 10/1 Khamdu Gram pancnyayat (1st best) and 10/4 Kamlao Gram panchayat (2"dbest) for their contributions in the Swachch Panchayat Saptah and displaying cleanliness in their villages/homes.

At Ziro, the Govt officials and general public organized a massive sanitation awareness rally with the theme “Swachchh Bharat –Swastha Bharat” to mark the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan and the birth day  of Mahatma Gandhi.  

Attending the main celebration of Gandhi  Jayanti at Govt. Secondary School, Hapoli, Deputy Commissioner K M Uppu exhorted the children from various schools to imbibe the good morale preached by the Father of the Nation. Cleanliness should begin from our homes,  he  said and advised the children to inculcate good habits. Later  PC tablets were distributed to class XII, 2014 toppers of the district by the DC. After the  program he along with the DDSE and the school staffs inspected the school campus.

Joining the  Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan, the staffs of PTC Banderdewa including officials, recruits and the staff of VKV PTC Banderdewa  organized the cleanliness drive at VKV PTC campus and its  surrounding areas on Oct 2.

At Yupia, a mass social service was conducted at the premises of DC office Yupia to mark Gandhi Jayanti. Speaking on the occasion, DC Tai Kaye  said “we must always try to follow his idea of promoting cleanliness in every day life.” He also explained the  aim and objectives of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. He also administered Swachch Bharat Abhiyan pledge to officers and staffs. Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nabam Aka, Papum Pare SP PN Khrimey, all head of departments and staffs took part in the cleanliness drive.

BJP, Papum Pare district unit conducted  social service at  Balijan to mark the  Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan.

Govt Secondary School, Hiya under Nyapin circle, Panney Hemi Public School, New Palin,  Govt Secondary School, RGU campus, Doimukh, All Silsango  Circle Youth Association, NHPC Itanagar office, Naharlagun  Bazar Welfare Committee and Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries also conducted social service in their respective area to mark the Gandhi Jayanti and launch of Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan.

The Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was held at Balijan administrative headquarters in a colourful and short function in the office compound of Additional Deputy Commissioner under Papum Pare district, Balijan on Oct 2 last on the birth anniversary of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The programme was attended by all the Head of Departments, panchayat members, Gaon Burrahs, market committee, shop keepers and the general public.

ZPM Balijan Tana Puna Tara formally launched the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan by paying floral tribute to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi along with PR leaders and officers.

In his speech, the ZPM recalled the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi. He also requested all the Panchayat members to cooperate with the officers in discharging development activities in the area.

Presiding over the meeting, EAC M Loyi informed the gathering about the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.

He instructed all the HoDs to carry out the Abhiyan in their respective office compounds every second Saturday of the month.

He further called on everyone not to just limit the Abhiyan to Balijan circle but to practice it in villages.

At Doimukh, all the government officers, officials, Panchayat members and Bazaar Welfare Committee participated in the daylong observation.

Legislative Assembly Speaker and local MLA Nabam Rebia exhorted the panchayat members and Bazaar Welfare Committee to conduct cleanliness drive once in a month in order to keep Doimukh township neat and clean.



Maj. Gen flags in joint Indo- Bangla WWR expedition

AALO, Oct 4: The 85 kms long Joint Indo-Bangladesh White Water Rafting Expedition which started on October 1 was flagged in by Major General, S.K. Srivastava, GOC 56 Infantry Division at the confluence of Siyom and Siang at Pangin today.

On the occasion, Major General Srivastava lauded the joint expedition team for their strenuous three days journey and hailed the flag in ceremony at the confluence of two rivers as a fusion between the two nations to take up such friendship ventures in the years to come.

He appreciated the long drawn efforts of Brigadier RS Gurraya, Commander 5 Mountain Brigade, Col G.S Chundawat, Commanding Officer 5 Mountain Brigade Bogdo and all ranks and files of army to make the historic event quite successful.

He also gave away the mementos and certificates to the members of the expedition team.  Former Minister Doi Ado,  Dy. Director, Urban Development and Housing Er. Marconi Potom, representative from APWWS, Aalo unit Yaken Ete and others attended the function.

Major Nazmur Sadat, team leader of Bangladesh Army narrated his experiences and training imparted by the Indian army, and added that the experiences gained from this expedition will go a long way to foster bilateral ties and such goodwill expedition in future. DIPRO



Arunachal Carnival kick starts in Guwahati

GUWAHATI, Oct 4: Arunachal Carnival 2014’ celebrating oneness organized by Northeast Today and Guwahati Arunachal Students’ Union (GASU) kick started in a grand manner at Shrandhanjali Kanan, Zoo Road Guwahati on Friday.  

Hundreds of students of Arunachal studying in Guwahati and other parts of Assam are taking part in the cultural extravaganza in the heart of Assam. Inaugurating the three days festival of oneness, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that Northeasterners should live united and should prove the potentials at both national and international level.

Rijiju further said “Arunachal Carnival is a positive initiative, which will make the people of North East feel united. I will try to provide all possible help so that in future the event gets bigger and better”. He also urged the youths of Arunachal to be determined to bring a positive change in the state, saying that youth are the backbone of state.

Highlighting the objectives of the festival organizer Chombay Kee, said that, main objective is to create awareness about the life-style, culture and traditions of Arunachal Pradesh to the rest of India. I am hopeful that the festival will not only be a vital medium in bridging the people of mainland India to the rest of Northeast but also instigate the spirit of oneness and unity amongst the students living outside Northeast, he added. The festival will showcase cultural richness of every tribe of Arunachal. It would also screen the award winning international and national movies, short films and documentaries of Arunachal Pradesh. The still photos captured by the professional photographers of Arunachal would also be  exhibited during the three days festival. The festival is also giving platform to the students and experts to debate over various topics such as education, tourism, judiciary system and health system of Arunachal Pradesh. The food festival, fashion show, ethnic dance show, performance by singing stars of Northeast region and Bollywood artistes would be the center of attraction.(with input from Nima Khenrab)



NYKS launches mass awakening campaign for youth


ROING, Oct 4: A Mass Awakening Campaign for Youth Participation, or the 'Punarjagaran' under Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports in Nation Development was launched here on Thursday  by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Lower Dibang Valley district.

Hundreds of school children took part in a peace rally to witness the launch of ‘Punarjagaran’ that coincided with the celebration of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’. Chanting slogans on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of peace and non-violence, the rally culminated at Gandhi Park where they assembled to pay tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’.

The rally was followed by the Pledge taking ceremony on Swachh Bharat Mission held at school auditorium of Government Higher Secondary School, Roing, which was administered by the School Principal Ms D Lego.

The ‘Punarjagaran’ that aims at creating awareness among youth and to empower them to become active partners in nation building activities is being launched simultaneously in the four districts of India which are situated at extreme tips of the country - Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, (South), Leh in Jammu and Kashmir (North), Okha in Gujarat (West), and Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradehs (North East).

Taking part in the programme of ‘Punarjagaran’, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Mukut Mithi informed the students on the significance of the day as the United Nations General Assembly had established 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence in 2007. “This is a day for us to remind ourselves of the philosophy of Mahatma, and shun any form of violence no matter how small or big it may be,” said the Parliamentarian.

Highlighting on the objective of Swachh Bharat Mission, he said cleanliness is not only about cleaning of surroundings, but it’s also about having clean mind and thoughts. “To have a progressive mind, is to have clean state of mind,” said the Parliamentarian. He further announced for a new school auditorium to be constructed under his MPLAD fund.

The chief guest for the occasion, Mutchu Mithi, Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture said school is an institution where all come here as a learner forgetting one's race, religion and community. “This is a unity we represent that contributes towards growth of our nation,” he said.

Encouraging the students to have questioning mind, the Parliamentary Secretary encouraged students not to hesitate in seeking answers to clear themselves of misinformation or ignorance. He further advised the students to always take side of truth since in difficulties it is the truth that will come to their rescue.

Speaking on cleanliness, the Parliamentary Secretary encouraged the students to volunteer in keeping their surroundings clean. “If you come across dirt in your classrooms or school compound, be the first to pick that dirt. With this attitude, you will learn to know your responsibilities,” he said.

Earlier, NYKS Zonal Director Inkhuanguang spoke on the objectives of Mass Awakening Campaign and on the activities of NYKS. He informed that NYKS is looking forward to conducting various training programmes for youths in collaboration with Indian Institute of Entrepreneur (IIE) in the state and encouraged the youths to avail such opportunities.



NERIST to adopt Nirjuli and Lekhi villages under Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan

ITANAGAR,  Oct 4: Launching the “Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan” Prof. Dipankar Pal, Director, NERIST today announced that NERIST is to soon adopt the nearby Lekhi village and  Nirjuli village under  Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan.

Asking everyone to hear the inner voice Dr. Pal stressed that charity must begin at home and same applies to this clean-India movement. He added that NERIST will soon plan some low cost toilets at these villages on cost sharing basis with the local administration so that soon every home can plan similar toilet. For its part NERIST will supply the necessary guidance and catalytic support apart from some aid as well under its scheme of corporate social responsibility.

Earlier in the day a number of faculties, staff and officers joined their hands to clean the arterial roads. The programme ended with the oath administered by Prof. P. K. Tripathy, Dean (Academic). Among others Prof. P. R. Alapati, Dean (Students Affairs) and Dr. T. Tuithung, Coordinator NSS were also present.



Dera Natung Memorial U-16 football tourney begins

East Kameng draw 1-1 with Papum Pare in opener

Prafulla Kaman

NARI, Oct 4: East Kameng and Papum Pare played out a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the second Dera Natung Memorial Under-16 State Level football tournament at Daying Ering Football Stadium, Nari, East Siang district today.

East Kameng took 1-0 lead in the first half but Papum Pare restored parity in the dying minutes of the game.

Kurung Kumey will be up against Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Itanagar in tomorrow’s first match while the host East Siang will face Papum Pare in the second match.

A total of five teams are participating in the tournament organized by Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) in collaboration with Nari Sub-divisional administration.

Earlier, addressing the inaugural function Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Sports & Youths Affairs, Likha Saaya said that the state government has given priority to sports sector by adopting sportsperson friendly policy.

Saaya informed that the state government is planning to build more indoor and outdoor stadiums throughout the state phase wise to meet the infrastructure requirement.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has also been signed with a British football club to have proper guidance and technical know-how on football”, Sayya informed.

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MLA appeals Govt. to reconsider decision of mass transfer and posting

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The 38th Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong expressed his resentment over the mass transfer and posting of teachers of East Siang District particularly from Pasighat area in the mid-term academic session.

Moyong said that such mass transfer of teachers in mid-term academic session has not only adversely affected the teaching and student community but also the parents and the society as a whole. Taking the mass transfer as a serious one, he urged the state government to reconsider their decision and revoke the order of mass transfer and posting immediately for the welfare of the students’ community.


APSCW condemns rape and murder

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has strongly condemned the recent rape and murder of a woman at Jang village under Tawang district.

While expressing deep anguish and pain over the incident, APSCW in a release said that crime against women in the state is still on the rise even after the enactment of strong Anti-Rape Bill Act, 2013.

The APSCW Chairperson Gumri Ringu said that the police and judiciary play a vital role in dispensing justice to victim.  Claiming that investigation process in the state is usually delayed due to lack of a Forensic Laboratory in the state, the APSCW strongly advocated for establishment of the State Forensic Laboratory and Fast Track Courts to deal with the heinous crime like rape and murder.

The APSCW requested the authority to expedite the investigation into the case to deliver justice to the victim.


APCC comes to the support of Sarita Devi

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has condemned the incident at Incheon, South Korea claiming the judgment taken against Indian Boxer Sarita Devi in the 17th Asian Games was biased.

In a statement, it said that despite the presence of the officials of Indian Olympic Association and Indian Boxing Association on the occasion, they have not raised alarm on the issue.

The protest and denial to take the bronze medal in the medal award ceremony by Sarita Devi was a right decision. Such act has demoralized the talented athletics from the North East region. Both the association instead of taking action against Sarita should lodge strong protest for the unfair judgment. Why the people of North East Region always become victim of racism and regionalism? Do the officials of IOA and IBA see the case of Sarita Devi as a North Easterner, and not as an Indian? APCC questioned.

APCC while supporting the step taken by Sarita Devi appealed IOA and IBA to take up the matter with the organizers of the 17th Asian Games so that the sportsperson get justice.


Winter school training begins

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The 21 days winter school training on “Exploiting the Potential of Underutilized Vegetables of NEH region for Nutritional security and Economic prosperity” organized by department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture & Forestry, CAU, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh began on October 1.

Attending the inaugural function, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava explained the importance of the underutilized vegetables in rural diets.

Prof. S N Puri, Vice-Chancellor, CAU, Imphal emphasized the need to explore the unexploited potential of underutilized vegetables of NEH region. He urged the participants to attend the training sincerely and upgrade their knowledge.

Dr. A K Pandey, Dean and Course director highlighted the relevance of winter school in respect to empower nutritional security and economic prosperity in NEH region.

The entire training programme is being Coordinated by Dr. Rakesh K Dubey and Dr. Vikas Singh, Assistant Professors of the department.

Scientists from different disciplines from across the country are attending the training.


BJP joins Swachhata Abhiyan

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Joining the rest of the country, BJP Arunachal Pradesh president Tai Tagak launched “JAN SWACHHATA ABHIYAN” on Oct 2. The programme would end on October 11 (birthday of Jai Prakash Narayan).

Earlier, the party launched the week-long “JAN SAMPARK ABHIYAN” on September 25 on the occasion of 98th birth anniversary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya and conducted Booth level Committee meeting at 24-Cheta-II polling Booth of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley District.

Large number of BJP leaders including Tai Tagak, Vice President, Techi Necha,  State Secretary Hinium Tachu; State President, Mahila Morcha, Padmeswari Jamoh; State President Yuva Morcha, Dugh Saha, State General Secretary, Mahila Morcha, Kenyir Ringu participated in Safai Abhiyan organized by the District BJP unit, Lower Subansiri district at Old Hapoli Market, Ziro to mark  the Gandhi jayanti and  launch of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.

On the occasion Sadak Sabha was also held at Hapoli Market area which was addressed by Tai Tagak and MLA, Tage Taki.


Gandhi Jayanti celebrated

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee organized a social service in the campus of Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Oct 2 last. The PCC office bearers, Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee, NSUI State Unit, City Congress Committee, City Mahila Congress Committee, Block Congress Committee, 13-Itanagar Block and the PCC staff attended the programme.

Later, floral tribute was paid to the portrait of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi as a mark of tribute and to commemorate his 145th birth anniversary.

Social service was also conducted at Ward no. 1 of Itanagar Municipal Council.

The day was also observed at Dollungmukh Sub Division.

Govt ME School, Div-IV here also observed the day with a social service conducted in its school compound. Meanwhile, the school authority has appealed the concern education department to provide fencing for boundary demarcation for the school.

On the day, the Education Development Organizing Society (EDOS) organized a state level literary competition to mark the occasion at Siddhartha Hall here with participation of secondary and higher secondary level.

The state level category-I was awarded to Woodland Residential School, Hapoli of Lower Subansiri district and the second prize went to Saint Joseph School, Kaying of West Siang district.

In category-II, first prize went to Doimukh Higher Secondary School of Papum Pare district and the second prize was won by Govt Higher Secondary School, Kamba of West Siang district.

At Seppa, the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated on Oct 2 in a befitting manner.

The programme started with the morning procession by the students. This was followed by all-religion prayers.

Earlier, D C Sandeep Kr. Singh and other Govt officers/officials paid floral tribute to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

H.L Chakravarty, S/T Govt. Higher Secondary, Bebo Seppa delivered a speech and highlighted the history, philosophy and principles of  Gandhiji on the occasion.


Book released

DAPORIJO, Oct 4: A book titled “Dream Daporijo” was released by Buchak Siga, mother of the author, on the auspicious occasion of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ here.

The book is authored, designed and edited by Tako Siga, a VKV Teacher, who is also a film director cum innovator.

The book “Dream Daporijo”, sponsored by the Singhik Hotel & Resorts – For your comfort (A home away from home in Daporijo), is a book destined to inspire the people to dream big. It contains the innovative ideas to enhance the beauty of Daporijo town and its vicinity and to inspire the people of the district and others to take responsibility of the development on their own shoulder which the authored had tried to deliver through the article “A nation is not developed by its government but by its people” in the same book.

The book is dedicated to Taniya Siga, author’s Uncle, presently D.A.C.O. of Lower Subansiri, who brought-up the author since his childhood.

The author also remembered late Dumro Bayor (ASM Sippi cum Anchal Chairperson Sigin-I), who sponsored his first book “Future of Arunachal a Science Model State through Donyi-Poloism”.

Er. Tabu Paktung (RWD), Proprietor of Singhik Hotel & Resorts and President TCS, A. Krishnan, Principal VKV Kupurijo, K. Bharadwaj teacher VKV were also present during the releasing ceremony.


Voice of EK season- 2

SEPPA, Oct 4: Voice of East Kameng Season- 2 was kicked off by Zilla Parishad Chairperson Meyuk Cheda in presence of CO Bana Abu Taba on Oct 1 last at Seppa.

Altogether, 101 contestants participated the singing competition. DIPRO


Training on Drug Law Enforcement held

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: A capsule training on ‘Drug Law Enforcement’ for two days was held at Police Training Centre, Banderdewa under NCRB, Zonal office Guwahati on Sept 29 and 30 last.

A total of 17 middle level police officer of various district and units of Arunachal Pradesh Police and officers from the Tax and Excise Department participated in it.

Attending the valedictory session, IGP (Crime) and LO ID Shukla IPS advised the participants to serve NDPS cases with full dedication and stressed on making aware about the NDPS Act in the state.


Power in Pistana and Deed cut off, claims ZPM

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Claiming that power has been cut off since last 15 days in Pistana and Deed Circle of Lower Subansiri district, the ZPM, 3-Pistana Segment has appealed to the concern authority to resume power supply in the area as soon as possible.

In a release, while saying that the two administrative circles are the most backward area in the state, it claimed that the students are the worst sufferer.


2nd Bahadur Panggeng Veteran Football Tournament

Rani beat GTC  1-0 in final

Pasighat, Oct 4: Rani FC beat GTC 1-0 in the final match of the 2nd Bahadur Pangeng Football Tournament played at General Ground here on Friday.

Maklek Taki scored the all important goal for Rani in the second minute.

Earlier, Tayor Taloh SE PWD, Boleng Division advised players of both the teams to play the game fairly and maintain sportsman spirit. He said that winning and losing is a part and parcel of the game.

Oyuk Padung EE PHED Pasighat division also urged every player to play the game with good sportsman spirit and maintain the feelings of brotherhood among them which will be the true tribute to late Lt. Bahadur Panggeng, a iconic football prayer of the district, after whose name the Veteran Cup tournament has been organized, Padung.