ITANAGAR, Oct 22: In a major step to check absenteeism, Deputy Director of School
Education East Kameng today held up payment of at least 160 teachers, both regular
and SSA as per the CCS and SSA norms. Another eighteen teachers were booked under
the policy of “no work no pay”.
The DDSE has pronounced the quantum of verdicts to those teachers who reportedly
were found absent from their respective schools since couple of week and some even
A team led by DDSE along with BEOs, CRC, BRCC and Coordinators had conducted unannounced
visit to the various schools in the eight blocks of the district. The team also assessed
the ground reality of the schools including the infrastructures and took the grievances
of respective school management committee members.
It is said that there is a growing tendency of absenteeism among the teachers (both
SSA and regular) in the district which has unfavorable effect in imparting quality
education. Many teachers are reportedly staying at district headquarters for whole
of the year while engaging unauthorized persons to teach on his/her behalf.
UNESCO to roll out pilot project in
state’s education sector
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) will roll out a Pilot Project in Arunachal Pradesh soon in the fields of
education, HIV/AIDs awareness and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in
collaboration with the State Government for benefit of youths with special focus
on adolescent population.
Chief of UNESCO India, Dr. Alisher Umarov, while leading a UNESCO delegation to call
on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here today, expressed the willingness of UNESCO to work
in the state with the greater intention of increasing the scope of youths to make
informed choices for a better future.
At a time when several UN Agencies are working towards programmes related to vulnerability
of youths, Dr. Umarov elaborated on the themes and projects being implemented by
UNESCO all over the world and India.
Tuki while welcoming UNESCO to work in Arunachal Pradesh called for a collaborative
approach between UN Agencies and the State Government to work towards ensuring quality
education and awareness programmes to prepare the youth for the 21st century.
The Chief Minister agreed with the UNESCO officials regarding the need to regularly
update the school curriculum by incorporating new developments and studies. He also
mentioned that teachers’ training is an important component of ensuring quality education
and appealed UNESCO to help the State Government in this regard.
While reiterating his commitment to increase the level of awareness of HIV/AIDS in
the state the Chief Minister mentioned that Arunachal Pradesh was the state which
gave a fillip to the activities of UNAIDS in India by organizing mass awareness programmes
in the state last year. He also outlined the activities of his Government for welfare
of youth and students that also included special emphasis on Skill Development and
Employment Generation. Tuki suggested that in order to increase the effectiveness
of the pilot project of UNESCO, proper plans have to be made to include the target
population right from the block up to the district levels.
The UNESCO representatives lauded the schemes of the Chief Minister, particularly
those meant for welfare of the girl students in the state.
The UNESCO officials will visit Itanagar and finalize the modalities of the project
next month. Newly elected MLA Gabriel D Wangsu and Secretary Education R.K Mishra
were also present in the meeting.
Meanwhile, PCC President Padi Richo, who was also present in the meeting appealed
to the UNESCO delegation to recognize Ziro as a World Heritage Site. It may be mentioned
that Ziro has already been shortlisted for World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Gadi inspects road renovation works, says no compromise with quality
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: “There should be no compromise with the quality of work,” said
PWD Minister Gojen Gadi while continuing his inspection spree of the ongoing renovation
of National Highway 52 A.
Accompanied with a team of engineers led by PWD CE (Highway) Hage Apa, Gadi inspected
the work from Helipad road tri-junction of Papu Nallah road tri-junction.
He also inspected the road leading to Papum Pare district HQ Yupia, where President
of India Pranab Mukharjee is expected to attend the first convocation of NIT on November
Yuma Enterprises proprietor Tarh Nachung, executing the road project, assured the
minister that he would take all possible steps to maintain quality of work as has
been proved in the past while developing road to Raj Bhawan.
Reminding the engineers that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, while inspecting the road
on October 11, had expressed strong resentment over the poor state of the road, he
directed them to speed up work for improving the road condition as the President
might travel on that road.
The minister advised the goan burah Sangbio Taruk to ensure that the people of the
area extend cooperation to PWD in smooth development of the ongoing double-lane road,
part of the Trans-Arunachal Highway.
It may be mentioned here that the GoAP has earmarked Rs 2.5 crore and Rs 9 crore
in first and second phase for renovation and development of the capital roads including
sector roads and cement consecrate road (CCR).
Training to exploit potentials of underutilized vegetables of NE concludes
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The three-week-long training for scientists from across the country
to exploit the potentials of underutilized vegetables of North East Hills (NEH) region
for nutritional security and economic prosperity concludes at College of Horticulture
and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat yesterday.
Apart from nutritional and medicinal importance, the participants were also exposed
on genetic resources diversity, suitability of these crops in small farming system,
modern irrigation techniques, application of biotechnological and bioinformatics
tools in systemic study of the underutilized vegetables.
A total of 22 scientists from across the country participated in the training programme.
Addressing the concluding day function, Vice chancellor, Central Agricultural University,
Imphal, Manipur Prof. S.N. Puri emphasized on exploring the unexploited potentials
of underutilized vegetables of NEH region on various aspects like adoption to biotic
and abiotic stresses, nutritional and therapeutic uses, climatic resilience and scaling
up of these crops at commercial level.
Prof.. Puri also urged the participants to keenly involve in systematic study of
the underutilized vegetables which are the future crop of nutritional security and
economic prosperity of the nation. He also emphasized on inclusion of these underutilized
vegetable crops in UG and PG courses for greater exposure to the students. He appealed
to the scientists for framing the network for collection, characterization and proper
documentation of underutilized vegetables of the NEH region and to develop the package
of practices of these vegetables.
The relevance of the winter school in respect to nutritional security and economic
prosperity in NEH region through underutilized vegetables was also highlighted by
Dr A K Pandey, Dean of the College.
Finally training was concluded with distribution of certificate to the participants.
The training programme was coordinated by Dr Rakesh Kr Dubey and Dr Vikas Singh and
assisted by Amar Singh from the department of vegetable science.
Secretary seeks RGU’s help to boost fisheries sector
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: State Fisheries Commissioner Huzar Lollen sought necessary inputs
and technical know-how from experts of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) to develop fisheries
The Commissioner while visiting the Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Laboratory of Department
of Zoology of Rajiv Gandhi University yesterday was fascinated to know that the unit
has already standardized a package of practices for improved technique of rice-fish
farming in mountain wetlands.
The said package advocates the use of composite combination of three species Labeo
gonius, Barbodes gonionotus and cyprinus carpio instead of single fish species Cyprinus
carpio L. in rice-fish culture for better yield.
The Commissioner interacted with Prof. D N Das, Dean Faculties of Sciences, Engineering
and IT, who has been working in the fisheries sector of the state relentlessly since
last 15 years and all the members of his research team of his laboratory involved
in R&D activities in Northeast India.
The commissioner expressed his happiness to know that Akash Kachari, Ram Kumar, Rashmi
Dutta and Dr. Darshan Singh have been working on taxonomic identification, domestication,
biology and captive breeding of potential indigenous small fishes as well as endemic
fishes of the state emphasizing on the future potential in the ornamental fish market.
The commissioner visited the Rajiv Gandhi University Museum of Fishes (RGUMF) where
Dr. Darshan Singh and Prof. Das explained him the activities of RGUMF where all the
available fish species of the state are being maintained systematically for the researchers
and fishery students.
The commissioner found this museum highly informative and helpful for indigenous
fish identification and was very optimistic that many new species will be reported
from this unit in future.
While visiting the live fish germplasm bank of the university, the commissioner appreciated
the efforts of the research team for maintaining various species of live fishes,
especially the Sundari fish (Semiplotus semiplotus) which is a highly valued food
fish amongst the tribal community.
The commissioner suggested the research team to take initiative for demonstrating
their technology or research outcome at the farmer’s field level.
He believed that this will motivate the people for taking up fish farming as a livelihood
like many other states of India.
In a discussion with Vice Chancellor Prof. T. Mibang, the commissioner expressed
his satisfaction regarding the activities of fisheries research unit of the university
and requested him to provide inputs from the unit for development of the state fisheries
Prof. Mibang expressed his optimism regarding high potential of mountain fisheries
because of huge river network and natural water bodies in the state. He hoped the
state will definitely be self sufficient in fish production if properly taken up
pisciculture in a planned manner with people’s active participation.
Earlier, Budhin Gogoi and Rajashree Saikia, the research scholars of the unit also
shared their research experience with the Commissioner on how the plankton community
of the rice-field could act as a natural food resource for the introduced fishes.
State fishery officer Dr. Ratha said that scarcity of supply of suitable supplementary
feed in the state is an additional problem that hinders the growth of fisheries in
Dr. Arijit Ganguly, Research Associate of RGU-VU Twining programme explained his
research outcome regarding use of insects as the alternative protein source in formulating
artificial fish feed for culture fisheries.
RGU VC releases book on fieldwork in South Asia
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang
released a book titled “Fieldwork in South Asia: Memories, Moments and Experiences”
edited by anthropologists Prof. Sarit K. Chaudhuri and Dr. Sucheta Sen Chaudhuri.
Prof Chaudhuri is the head of department of Anthropology of RGU while Dr. Sen Chaudhuri,
a former faculty member of Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, RGU, is currently
heading the Center for Indigenous Culture Studies in Central University of Jharkhand.
While introducing the book published by Sage, New Delhi, Prof. Chaudhuri said that
the book tries to re-locate and emphasizes on the importance of fieldwork tradition
by reflecting the memories and significant moments of fieldworks done by eminent
anthropologists, sociologists and historians on South Asia.
The book allows critical perspectives in the phase of growing methodological contours
and dilemmas found in contemporary social science research, he said. Ultimately,
the book is about multi-layered complex human relationships which need to be understood
in the context of new challenges of social science research.
Contributors of the book includes Ellen Bal, Ali Khan, Mandy Sadan, Ben Campbell,
Arjun Guneratme, Robbins Burling, Erik De Maaker, Daniel Rycroft, Ganesh Devy, A.C.
Sinha, Vijay Sahay, Gautam Bera, Anungla Aier, Neel Rekha, Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Arnab
Das, Debojyoti Das etc., representing universities and academic institutions across
the globe and known for their works among the communities of South Asian nation states.
While releasing the book Vice-Chancellor told, “that fieldwork is an interesting
phase in anthropology and social science and this book would benefit the students
and researchers of anthropology and social science along with common people“.
Organized by the department of Anthropology, the releasing ceremony was attended,
among others, by Prof. Rachob Taba, Registrar, Prof. Ranjit Tamuli, COE, Prof. J.C.
Soni, Dean, FE&L, Dr. David Pertin, Deputy Registrar, heads of various departments,
faculty members, administrative officers, research scholars and students of the university.
Second Rebi Ado Football Tournament gets underway
AALO, Oct 22: The Second Rebi Ado Memorial Football Tournament organized by District
Sports Association was inaugurated by Education Minister Tapang Taloh today.
In the inaugural match Keden FC beat Jumi Combats Bene by a narrow margin of 1-0
Altogether 16 teams are vying for the coveted trophy along with cash prize of Rs.
1, 00,000, Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 to the winner, Runner and third placed teams respectively.
The tournament is being sponsored by former minister Doi Ado.
Earlier, inaugurating the tournament Taloh recalled the contributions of late Rebi
Ado and hailed her as one of the most active woman who worked for the downtrodden
and instrumental in shaping the political carrier of Former Minister Doi Ado.
Taloh exhorted them to take the tournament in the true sportsmanship spirit and added
that sportsmen is a unique virtue as it promotes sense of brotherhood and unity besides
building physical endurance.
He informed that the government has initiated sports policy with 10% reservation
in government service and more sport stadium will be taken up in the districts and
sub-divisions to give fillip to sportspersons of the state.
APEDA Chairman Dikto Yekar, also advised all competing teams to maintain discipline
and increase their level of performances at state and national level tournament.
The Secretary DSA Gego Doji highlighted the objective behind conducting the tournament.
Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan rally
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Oct 22: More than 200 school children, teachers, panchayat members, members
of Apatani Youth Association, Govt staff took part in the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan
rally organized as a part of the ‘National Sanitation Awareness Week-2014’ by the
department of PHE & WS Ziro Division here today.
Students and other participants took part in the rally with banners and placards
which started from AYA ground, Old Ziro and culminated at Dree ground, Nenchalya.
Earlier, Lower Subansiri district Zilla Parishad chairperson Hage Kobing and Tilling
Sambyo, ZPM Niitii flagged off the rally at AYA ground.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Hage Kobing, while highlighting the aim
and objectives of the ‘Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan’, called upon the students, panchayat
members, Govt officials and general public to take the Abhiyan to rural areas at
the earliest. He suggested the school authorities to impart the basic knowledge of
sanitation besides the regular academic activities to the students. Kobing also
administrated the ‘Swachchh Bharat’ pledge to the participants.
“We conduct awareness programme on importance of hygienic living and sanitation every
year by involving students, since students are the best medium to disseminate knowledge,”
said Er. Lod Tanyo, Executive Engineer, PHE & WS Division Ziro. Later, the PHE &
WS distributed Water Testing Kit each to all the schools.
Lohit coop. stores gutted
Photo by Olom Ratan
TEZU, Oct 22: In an unfortunate incident, the Lohit Cooperative General Stores Ltd.
was completely gutted down in a fire in Tezu market area here today.
Civil Fire Tenders, PHE, Army and ITBP reached the spot and helped put off the fire
before spreading to other business establishments of market.
No casualty or loss of life has been reported and the cause of fire is unknown.
Local MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai, DC Dr. B.M.Mishra and SP rushed to the spot and supervised
the whole situation. They all assured every possible help and assistance to the Lohit
Cooperative Society in their time of grief.
The Deputy Commissioner immediately constituted a loss assessment Board and has directed
to submit its report at the earliest. DIPRO
Taloh reiterates zero tolerance policy
AALO, Oct 22: “The department of education is passing through a lean time and in
a position of relative vulnerability as everything is placed in a disorderly manner,”
opined Education Minister Tapang Taloh while terming it as just a sinking boat
carrying the fates of thousands of students who are considered as the future of our
state. The minister was sharing his views in the District Coordination Meeting held
at Aalo today.
The ever growing problems in the department is a cause of concern for all of us
and time has come to adopt a policy of zero tolerance for any discrepancies and lapses
that leads to defective education system. The schools in the interior areas are in
a state of defunct whereas schools in the urban areas are flooded with teachers.
The shortage of teachers we are made to feel is due to disproportionate distribution
of teachers in the districts, he said.
The recent transfer and posting of teachers is an effort to rationalize it after
getting nod from five layers of Screening Committees through debate among legislators
and cabinet decision. The excess of teachers with 77 at East Siang, 660 in Papum
Pare, 414 in West Siang leads to shortage of teachers. A Screening Committee has
again been set at different level to look into the genuine grievances of teachers
and mass transfer has been kept in abeyance due to internal examinations. Expressing
his anguish over large number of schools in the state of defunct he says, “ I will
rather prefer to quite the chair than to give injustice to poor students in the
far flung areas who are deprived of education for years together. I want to shoulder
the responsibility entrusted to me.”
He asked all teachers to realize the sense of responsibility of the noble profession
and work with a renewed spirit shedding all habits of not performing any duties.
Transfer and posting is a policy of the government and beauty of service lies in
gracefully accepting the government policy and success always depends on making the
right move in right time towards right direction. He asked all BEOs to give details
status on CCE, FE, and SE examinations and its effective functioning and send message
to all the teachers about the reasons of transfer and posting without making issue
out of it. Excess BEOs have been created in the districts and non performing BEOs
will be sent to class room teaching to meet up the shortage of teachers, he said.
He urged the concern Deputy Commissioner and officers at circle and sub-divisional
level to make surprise inspections of the schools and added that Education department
needs the support of the administration.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu assured all possible action from his side
and in turn asked the HODs also to inspect all the schools and give report on functioning
of the school whenever they venture on tour progrmme. He also suggested inculcating
scientific temperament among students through seminars, promoting reading habit among
the students by establishing good libraries and starting library movement.
DDSE Tomi Doke briefed about the problems of the school and launching library movement
in the district. DIPRO
Make schools drug-free zone: Felix
BORDUMSA, Oct 22: Parliamentary Secretary, Education Bamang Felix made an unannounced
visit to Bordumsa today where he advocated for making all schools drugs free zone.
On his arrival at Bordumsa, he had a brief discussion with the Dy. Director of School
Education Changlang district on the education scenario of the Sub-Division. Felix
stressed upon zero tolerance towards teachers’ absenteeism and drugs menace in schools.
Later, accompanied by Dy. Director of School education H. Loyi, Additional Deputy
Commissioner Bordumsa S. Miji, Extra Assistant Commissioner Bordumsa Tamo Riba, the
parliamentary secretary paid unannounced visit to nearby schools to assess the functioning
of schools. On his visit to Govt. Middle school, Bordumsa village, Parliamentary
Secretary found the school functioning normally and also found Mid-Day-Meal being
cooked. He advised the teachers to dedicate themselves for the betterment of the
The BRCC and BEO Bordumsa were directed to strictly monitor the MDM scheme in schools
and pay routine visit to schools for taking stock of quality of mid-day-meal being
After the visit to Govt. Middle School, Bordumsa village, the team visited Govt.
Hr. Secondary school Bordumsa and had a brief interaction with Principal, teachers
and students and also visited few classes and took stock of the quality of education
being imparted to the children.
Meanwhile, the Principal D. Koyu briefed about the problems faced by the school for
At Hr. Sec. School Bordumsa, the Parliamentary Secretary has sanctioned to purchase
13 Nos. Green Board for the classes.
He also paid visit to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya(KGBV) Magantong. Inspecting
the residential school, he took serious note of the double deck bed being used in
the hostel. He urged the DDSE to look into the matter urgently and take necessary
steps in this regard.
Interacting with the children and staffs of the school, Parliamentary Secretary urged
the children to take up sports actively for all round development. He also took stock
of the problems of the teachers especially regarding salary.
The Parliamentary Secretary also visited Govt. Middle school Magantong at 12.45 pm.
Upon his visit, he found the school abandoned by teachers and children except two
teachers who were present. Disappointed upon finding the teachers absent despite
putting their signatures till 3.30pm in the teachers’ attendance register, he directed
the DDSE to issue show cause notice to the erring teachers and initiate necessary
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended sincere greetings to the people of the
State on the occasion of Deepavali.
In his festival message, the Governor wished that the festival of lights inspires
people to rise against all odds and move forward on the path of progress and prosperity.
He also wished that the festival of lights will radiate happiness and prosperity
in every home across the State.
On the festive occasion, the Governor appealed to people of the State to ensure that
there is minimum pollution to the environment during the celebration, while expressing
optimism that every citizen of the State will maintain the Swachchh Bharat spirit.
In a message on eve of the festival of lights, Tuki said, “In each legend, myth and
story of Deepawali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil; and it
is with each Deepawali and the lights that illuminate our homes and hearts, that
this simple truth finds new reason and hope. From darkness unto light — the light
that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to
Calling upon people of all faiths to celebrate the festival to mark and strengthen
unity and brotherhood, the Chief Minister, however, cautioned against accidents and
untoward incidents that may occur during the festivities. He also appealed people
to celebrate the festival while respecting the sentiments of others.
“Let us celebrate but not at the cost of other’s peace and well being. Happy Deepawali
to all!” the Chief Minister added.
Gambling equipments seized
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Continuing its crusade against gambling, a team of executive magistrate
and police led by Capital DC Mige Kamki raided many locations in Itanagar during
last night and seized 16 numbers of dice equipments. Gambling materials were also
seized from Naharlagun by a team of executive magistrate and police.
Meanwhile, Mige Kamki lauded the councilors, public leaders and general public for
their active support in checking of illegal gambling in the Capital Complex.
Dead body found
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: One Takar Gomtu of Sadle village under Raga circle of Lower Subansiri
was today found dead at his Niti Vihar rented apartment. As per the sources, on being
alerted by neighbour about foul smell emanating from the room of late Gomtu, police
reached the spot.
The entry door was locked from outside and police had to break it open. The body
is assumed to be around 4 days old. While confirming the incident, Sub-divisional
Police Officer, Itanagar Bomge Kamduk informed that it looked like a murder case
and therefore police is investigating the matter. He exudes confidence that the case
will be solved at the earliest.
ACR condemns Jang rape and murder incident
ITANAGR, Oct 22: The Arunachal Citizens Rights (ACR) vehemently condemned the recent
rape and murder of a 37-year-old woman from Jang and demanded justice to the victim.
Expressing serious concern over increasing incidents of crime against women in the
state, ACR said that Arunachal once known to the world as peaceful valley is no more
peaceful state. ACR said that the recent rape and murder of a local woman at Garu
and murder of a young boy in Ziro and the sexual molestation of his friend left the
people shell shocked.
While appreciating the police for arresting the culprits within a short period of
time, ACR, at the same time, lamented prevailing judiciary system in the state. According
to ACR, no single culprit has been convicted by any of the courts available in the
state till date. As per source, the ACR said, there are 11366 pending cases both
civil and criminal in subordinate courts in the state till September 20.
ITBP scales unnamed virgin peak
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: A team of 23 mountaineers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
reportedly scaled unnamed virgin peak of 6212 meters on 13th October last. The virgin
peak is located at Chungtang Glacier in Sikkim. This was informed by Avinash Singh
Second-in- Command for DIG Itanagar in a press release today.
The expedition team included Kuldeep Singh, medical officer and Deputy Leader Dr
Puro Modo and Wangchu Sherpa as technical advisor. The team scaled the summit and
unfurled the national flag on the peak.
Dr Puro Modo is the first medical officer from Arunachal who successfully completed
Review meeting of DHS held
CHANGLANG, Oct 22: The 3rd Quarter District Level Review Meeting of District Health
Society, Changlang was held yesterday at Changlang.
Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav urged the District Health
Society to prepare proper procedures to tackle the problems of patients from under
trial prisoners especially who are detained on drugs issues. While cautioning the
in- charge Medical Officers she said that with the growing numbers of Police Stations
in the district the cases of examining UTPs will also increase.
She also appealed them to complete the formalities of post-mortems without undue
delay which is a major hindrance in filing charge sheet against the criminals enabling
them to apply for bail. She assured that District Administration will give full support
and co-operation in this regard.
Earlier, Dr. Tope Yomcha, DRCHO, i/c DMO Changlang in his key note address briefed
on the objectives & the importance of the meeting and urged everyone to make an insight
into their performance of last three months. He urged them to find out achievable
solutions with the minimum available resources and improve the health care scenario
of the district.
Dr. Yomcha, also gave presentation on various indicators of health care and performance
of each of the facility on ANC, RI, JSSK, JSY, RBSK, WIFS, AH and ASHA activities.
He urged all the medical officers in different capacity to respect their noble profession
and take pride in it. The motivation must come from within and percolate it to lower
level to achieve the goal, added Dr Yomcha.
Dr. M. Khimhun, DPO (RNTCP)-cum- i/c MS District Hospital, Changlang highlighted
on the action taken on the 17 points resolution adopted in the 7th Governing Body
Meeting of DHS, Changlang and the 2nd Qtr. Performance of District Hospital, Changlang.
Some important action taken were motivating ASHAs for report of home delivery, listing
& displaying of anemic pregnant women, listing of medicines in stock and distributing
to all MOs.
Speaking on RNTC Programme, She appealed i/c MOs to send chest symptomatic Patients
from their jurisdiction for sputum samples for diagnosis. She was in the opinion
that the health centres of Bordumsa and Diyun be equipped with Facility Integrated
Counseling and Testing Centre as these Health centres cater good number of population
in the district.
Dr. R.C Das DPO (IDSP/DVBDCP) informed that National Vector Borne Disease Control
programme under which IEC programmes were conducted, DDT team were deployed and fogging
operations were carried out in malaria prone areas in the district. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: All Namsai District Student Union conducted a mass social service
at Manfaiseng village wherein all the students of various schools and colleges of
Namsai area participated.
The social service was conducted in view of the ensuing POI-PANCHONG Festival at
Manfaiseng Village Temple on October 25.
35th Annual College Week of DNGC
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The 35th annual college week of Dera Natung Govt College began
Inaugurating the function, Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) Mama Natung requested
the faculty members and the student community of the college to avoid communal conflict
and maintain peace, brotherhood and unity among each other. He stressed on the need
to respect the teachers by the student community for a brighter future. He also suggested
the students to avoid using money during college election. Natung also said college
week is a good platform to expose hidden talents while urging the participants to
make a mark for themselves in their chosen activities.
Higher and Technical Director Joram Begi and AAPSU General Secretary Biru Nasi
and Finance Secretary Suraj Tayem were also present during the function.
On the occasion the General Secretary of DNGC, Papuu Gyamar has submitted a four-point
memorandum to the Parliamentary Secretary demanding construction of four more classrooms,
parking sheds for four wheelers and two wheelers, renovation of statue of late Dera
Natung, construction of separate toilets for boys and girls attached to students’
Later, the Parliamentary Secretary assured to fulfill the demands of the students.
Govt team visits CHC Sagalee
Yupia, Oct 22: Health and Family Welfare Secretary Indra Mallo while on a supervisory
visit at CHC Sagalee today directed the Medical Officer in-charge to prioritize
and improve the cleanliness of the infrastructure facilities. She also emphasized
on the issue that infrastructures must be maintained and used properly. Secretary
Indra Mallo further said that appropriate authorities must be informed about the
need of renovation of defunct/existing infrastructures for its timely maintenance
She visited the CHC alongwith Dr. K. Nishing, Director Health Services, Dr. S. Ronya,
DMO, Papum Pare and Dr. Kipa Tuglik, DRCHO. Stressing on the weak Annual Blood Examination
Rate (ABER) she questioned the facility in charge and said that active surveillance
must be initiated to increase the ABER.
Later she also met the PRI members of the area and said that they must cooperate
with the health authorities. She has also briefed the authorities that the Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki will launch Chief Ministers Universal Health Insurance Scheme
(CMUHIS) from CHC Sagalee on Nov 1.
Awareness prog on environment protection
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The West Siang District Socio-Culture and Economic Development
Society (WSDSCEDS) organized a day-long awareness programme on environment related
issues involving the Goan Buras and local senior citizens of Ubu Bango area at Nikte
on October 20.
While highlighting various issues related to protection of environment, WSDSCEDS
chairman Mijum Lona appealed to the people to refrain themselves from illegal fishing
and killing of wild animals and protect them.
Ubu Bango Welfare Society informed that the people of Ubu Bango have resolved to
abide by the executive order of West Siang Deputy Commissioner banning hunting and
fishing by non-traditional methods.
The People of Ubu Bango area appreciated the initiatives taken by West Siang District
Socio Culture and Economic Development Society to create public awareness about the
importance of protection and preservation of wildlife.
GSU submits memo to EM
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Galo Students Union (GSU) in a release informed that the Education
Minister while responding to a memorandum submitted by GSU yesterday has upgraded
the Govt. Secondary School Maro to Higher Secondary level.
According to a GSU release, the Minister announced the up- gradation of the school
at a meeting held at GSS Maro yesterday.
The meeting was attended by students, teachers and parents of the Maro-Baririjo area.
While thanking the Minister for his quick response, GSU also appreciated him for
posting teachers at various schools under Maro-Baririjo area.
ANSU unit’s memo to Taloh
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: All Nyishi Students Union Upper Subansiri Unit (ANSU-USU) submitted
a three-point memorandum to Education Minister Tapang Taloh during his recent visit
to the district, which includes construction of boundary wall and double-storey classroom
building for newly upgraded Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ligu, hostel for both
boys and girls and quarters for teachers at Govt. Higher Secondary School Muri-Mngli
and construction of boundary wall for Liruk Middle School.
Meanwhile, the ANSU unit strongly opposed anyone from other district offering him
or herself as a candidate for the ongoing interview for the post of junior teacher
and hostel warden under Education Department.
Foundation stone laid
RAGA, Oct 22: Foundation stone of the school campus of Huto middle school Raga was
laid down by Tamar Murtem, MLA 25th Raga Assembly constituency on 20th Oct.
The school is being run by Arunachal Vikas Parishad since last 14 years.
He said that the school is doing an excellent job in education field for the area
as it is one the cheapest schools.
He assured the management committee and staff to try his best for the development
of infrastructure as demanded in the memorandum submitted by the school authority.
District level National Children Science Congress
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The group of VKV, Nirjuli, comprising Kanchan Dui, Group Leader,
Tadar Yarning, Siddhi Srivastav and Kena Lona bagged the first position in the district
level National Children Science Congress of Papum Pare held at Community Hall, Rono
Ground at Doimukh today.
Government Hr. Sec. School team comprising Rigio Mama, Group Leader, Asha Ngoba,
Taba Bath, Taba Ladii and Miching Sonia stood second and VKV, Sher, Kimin, team comprising
Lumar Kipa, Biri Joseph, Joram Tekhi and Maga Tagom bagged the third position in
the Children Science Congress, according to an official release.
Women entrepreneurs’ development training
KHONSA, Oct 22: Five days Entrepreneurship Development Training programme for woman
candidates is being organized by the District Industries Centre, Khonsa from today.
While inaugurating the programme, ZPM Sontung Bangsia, exhorted the participating
women from different villages to avail the knowledge and ideas during the training
period Earlier P.Arangham, DDI Khonsa briefed the assigned programme of the Industries
Department under gender Budget.DIPRO
With BJP in government at the Centre and seven states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
now controls the political system in Delhi, the finance capital in Mumbai and growth
impulses in major provinces. A historical opportunity therefore presents itself to
Modi and the BJP leadership to qualitatively transform the tenor, idiom and objective
of government-business relationship. This is needed to counter the growing public
perception that vital national interests are being sacrificed by a self-serving nexus
of politicians and businessmen.
The relationship between the political class and Indian business has changed over
time. A number of leading industrialists were in the thick of the national movement.
Nonetheless, political leadership maintained a visible distance from business houses.
This distance became a virtual gulf during the socialist and centrally planned period
presided over by Pandit Nehru and Indira Gandhi. This lasted until the mid-1980s.
However starting in mid-1980s and gathering pace after the 1991 liberalization, an
overt and visible cosy relationship has developed between government and big business
both in Delhi and state capitals. Consequently, public discourse has become rife
with talk of crony capitalism, policy capture by large business houses, and of active
government and big business collaboration in determining India’s negotiating positions.
This degenerated into an unethical nexus during 10 years of UPA’s dispensation. The
nexus was evident in, first, the large number of opaque allocations of natural resources
to select companies, later exposed by CAG. As of now Modi has maintained safe distance
from business class but during his tenure as Gujarat CM he was known to be close
to Adani group. But he has been presented a golden opportunity to clean up the mess
and hopefully he will do it properly in coming years.
----Readers Forum ----
We don’t need separate funds for the same project
Through the esteemed columns of your local daily, I would like to express my opinion
on the news item published on 18th October 2014 in your local daily under the caption
“Capital to get cement concrete roads”.
In that news item, the Govt. Spokesperson had said that the state Govt is planning
to construct a cement concrete roads at an estimated cost of Rs. 31.5 crore in the
capital complex and sum of Rs. 22.5 crore has been sanctioned as first phase and
while Rs. 9 crore will be sanctioned later and assured to start the works after Diwali.
The Govt spokesperson had stated that the Govt has already sanctioned a sum of Rs.
16 crore for re- carpeting of the capital roads and work has already started.
So I would like to ask the state Govt what is the need of sanctioning a sum of Rs.16
crore for re- carpeting of the capital roads whereas the state Govt is planning to
construct cement concrete roads with an estimated cost of Rs.31.5 crore very soon.
Why such a huge amount of public money should be misused due to wrong policy and
plan adopted by the state Govt? Why should not the fund be used for infrastructure
development of various schools in the state?
Some schools are running without proper infrastructures and what is the logic behind
sanctioning of funds when the roads are going to be constructed very soon.
Therefore, I would like to request the state govt and local officers who are involved
in the planning and policy of the Govt on such important and big projects in the
state to have appropriate planning.
The money meant for the purpose of development should not be misappropriated or miss-used
and should not go into personal accounts.
The state must be accountable to the people and basic right of the general public
should not be taken away due to improper policy of the state Govt.
I would also like to urge the local officers to share and contribute their noble
ideas, thoughts, opinions and knowledge during the framing of any policy.
Don’t just clap in the meetings. Please contribute something for the state as the
state is becoming worse due to rampant corruption.
Prevalence of goitre
After reading Health Minister’s message on your paper on the occasion of the Global
Iodine Deficiency Prevention Day, I would like to resubmit my point on prevalence
of the Goitre in and around capital region. Last time it was not accommodated in
I would like to urgently bring to the notice of the health department regarding prevalence
of the Goitre. Recently, many cases of goitre has been found in the capital region.
To authenticate this, one may inquire at various hospitals where many patients even
I personally know few persons with goitre disease. Affected persons are mostly females.
A girl I know is as young as 13-14 years of age.
We should not wait for the disease to multiply in large numbers. We commonly know
that goitre is a disease caused by deficiency of iodine and it had disappeared long
So, is the health dept in any way responsible for resurgence of this ugly disease?
Lots of awareness campaigns are seen on other diseases such as Leprosy, cancer,
Tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS etc, but no awareness campaigns are heard about goitre. It
is very much wished that health department may urgently issue awareness messages
in the newspapers or pamphlets for prevention and also come up with dos and don’ts
for already affected persons.
It is also desired that all the welfare oriented organisations join hands in requesting
action from the health department.
It is really an ugly disease that everybody would dislike.
G . Toppo
Transfer policy may be streamlined
I have come to know that there will be two committees headed by the Director of Elementary
Education and the Director of School Education to study the individuals’ representation
of the teachers who have been transferred. This step is taken for the welfare of
Here, the question arises - why these cases have not been considered carefully before
ordering transfers of teachers?
It is utter failure of the Education Department and the government of Arunachal Pradesh
to transfer the teachers without studying all these cases.
The academic session 2014- 2015 of Arunachal Pradesh may witness fruitless result
because of mass transfers of teachers while in the middle of the session.
The criteria of transfer policy may be streamlined and effective steps may also be
initiated at the right time so that the transferred teachers obey the orders and
realise that posting and transfer is a norm for government employees.
Bomjum Tali (Doyom)
The true spirit of Diwali
As the festival of Dussehra symbolizes the victory over evil, the festival of Diwali,
symbolizes igniting the soul-lamp or awakening of the self and coronation of Shri
Lakshmi and Shri Narayan - the first Empress and Emperor respectively, of Golden
Even though we’ve been igniting the earthen lamps and evoking Shri Lakshmi for years,
neither could we ignite minds and intellects, nor has the goddess dwelled in Bharat.
On this auspicious day, young or old, men or women, forgetting all their worries,
are absorbed in the festivity, joy and bliss. Wearing of new clothes, exchanging
of gifts and greeting each other mark the celebration of Diwali. All the houses -
residential as well as commercial are lighted magnanimously with earthen lamps, candles
and electric bulbs. The family members get together and evoke and worship Shri Lakshmi-
the Goddess of Wealth as well as Shri Ganesh, the destroyer of obstacles.
On the occasion, the businessmen close their old accounts and open their new account
books the next day, which is also known as New Year as per Hindu Calendar Year.
Let us ask ourselves: Will the Goddess of Wealth dwell merely by keeping the gates
of the houses open or by igniting the earthen lamps or candles just during Diwali
days without making an effort to bring in transformation in the self by making the
life as pious as that of Shri Lakshmi?
Can happiness prevail just by enjoying the festival together, while keeping the darkness
of bitterness, hatred, enmity towards one another intact?
Can Shri Lakshmi visit our houses if we keep on impressing Shri Lakshmi by simply
worshipping her for the sake of formality while having a criminal eye on women or
discriminating between son and daughter?
One needs to contemplate as to why Shri Lakshmi who despite being worshipped with
a lot of devotion by her devotees for years has sulked with us, i.e., why most of
the people are still suffering from poverty- subtly and monetarily?
Why in India, which is the country of deities and the erstwhile Golden Sparrow; mutual
love, cordiality, trust and faith have been replaced by enmity, hatred, selfishness,
rising or crimes against women, corruption etc? Obviously, something must be going
wrong because of which the sorrows, miseries, tensions and anxiety are increasing
in our lives day by day.
On the day of Diwali, one earthen lamp of largest size, called Deep Raj is lit through
which all the other earthen lamps of small sizes are lit. Here, the real Deep Raj
is Incorporeal Supreme Soul, God Shiva who, through His auspicious Knowledge, ignites
our intellects, through which the darkness of ignorance disappears in the world.
Thus, when we burn the real Ravana, i.e., five vices present in both men and women
equally (that is why Ravana was said to have 10 heads), imbibe Godly Knowledge and
stay in God’s remembrance, our minds and intellects become as pure as gold. We have
to cleanse ourselves through Godly Remembrance and become completely pure and vice-less.
In the memorial of this act, on Diwali, people cleanse their houses. The closure
of old accounts and opening of new accounts on Diwali is symbolic of closing of accounts
of misdeeds and opening the accounts of elevated deeds to be performed as per Godly
As per Godly Knowledge, the real will be the Golden Age or Paradise, where everything
will be pure and where both the rulers and the subjects will be abundant with all
the virtues, having sixteen celestial degrees, absolutely vice-less and non-violent.
Let’s learn and inculcate Godly Knowledge and celebrate the real Diwali by making
our lives as divinized as that of Shri Lakshmi and Shri Narayan.
Dr. BK Pankaj
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