PAKKE-KESSANG, Oct 25: Proper road communication in the interiors of landlocked Arunachal
Pradesh is a major scourge. But it will be a thing of the past soon if the commitment
made by Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, materializes.
Rijiju assured that there would be motorable road in every village of Arunachal before
the end of 2019. The MoS while attending the 36th foundation day of the East Kameng
Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) here on Friday further disclosed
that Arunachal Pradesh will be the only state, as of now, to reap this benefit initiated
by the Union Home Ministry.
"Every village in Arunachal Pradesh, even if it has only two houses, will get motorable
road before 2019. This is my commitment to the people of Arunachal. If I fail to
fulfill my commitment I do not think I will be able to face the people," Rijiju
The Centre has identified Arunachal Pradesh as a sensitive border state; therefore
one-time relaxation was taken into account, sidelining the usual population criterion
norm, for this ambitious work, he said, adding that if the usual norm of population
criterion continued to be taken into account the border villages in the state would
In yet another important announcement, Rijiju divulged that villages along the Sino-Indian
border that are bereft of BADP would be given rice free of cost.
To start with, he said, 41 blocks stretching across the border have been identified
for the purpose. “The services of central as well as state forces will be utilized
to transport the rations,” the MoS informed.
While urging underground elements to come to the fore for negotiation, he said the
Centre has mulled a rehabilitation package for them to start their lives afresh.
"Those who work against the interests of the nation and the society will be dealt
with an iron hand," he cautioned in the same breath.
Expressing concern over the mushrooming of unions in Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju said
such unabated rise of unions has mostly been detrimental to the state, and that most
such groups are formed “for sole motive of earning bread and butter for themselves,”
rather than working for the society.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by EKSWCO chairman Dr Tachi Taku for installation
of a paramilitary post on the Assam-Arunachal boundary near Seijosa, Rijiju acknowledged
the difficulties being faced by the Arunachalees living near the boundary that witness
constant activities of underground elements, and assured all possible help from the
Principal advisor to CM and local MLA Kameng Dolo requested for a multipurpose hall
here, to which Rijiju said he would talk to the appropriate ministry regarding it
for early initiation.
The EKSCWO also felicitated 'outstanding achievers' of East Kameng district – APPSC
member Nipo Nabam, journalists Dodum Yangfo and Amar Sangno, and assistant professor
All legislators from East Kameng, Chief Engineer PWD of West Zone Katung Wage, DC
Sandeep Kumar Singh among others attended the programme.
Minister lays foundation stone of GNM School
PASIGHAT, Oct 25: Health and Family Welfare Kalikho Pul today laid the foundation
stone of Govt. School of Nursing for GNM courses at Pasighat.
The Nursing Institute for General Nurse Midwifery (GNM) under the State Health and
Family Welfare (Training and Research) directorate will offer diploma in GNM. The
classes for its 35 first batch students have started from this academic year.
The Minister accompanied by Education Minister Tapang Taloh, and Member of Parliament
Ninong Ering and former Education Minister Bosiram Siram also inaugurated the District
Priority Laboratory and Dialysis unit of Pasighat General Hospital and inspected
various departmental wards including Blood Bank, ICU and Operation Theatre of the
hospital. He also visited the District Tuberculosis (TB) hospital, School of Nursing
set up inside Pasighat General Hospital and ANM hostel. The Minister also interacted
with the trainee ANMs, took stock of the problems faced by them and assured fund
for renovation of the hostel.
The Minister participated in ‘Capping Ceremony’ of the newly passed out ANMs at General
Hospital auditorium this evening.
Describing nursing as a noble profession, the Health Minister exhorted the nurses
to serve the patients with humane touch and take their proper care.
The Minister was holding meeting with the medical officers and nurses till filling
of this report. Pasighat-East MLA Kaling Moyong, Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina, Mariyang-Geku
MLA Olom Panyang besides local elected leaders and health department officials accompanied
It may be mentioned that the second government-run Nursing Institute has been established
at Pasighat after more than a half century from the establishment of the first nursing
institute for ANM course in 1963.
According to government sources, four other ANM schools are being set up one each
at Tawang, Aalo, Daporijo and Namsai.
Encourage spices cultivation in Arunachal: CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Chief Minister Nabm Tuki has suggested the Spices Board of India
to come up with a comprehensive proposal to exploit the huge spice production potentials
of the state with easy access of farmers to market without involving middlemen.
Addressing the inaugural function of the two days national seminar organized by Spices
Board to encourage spices crops cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh here today, Tuki
said that spices sector has so far been not exploited to its fullest potential in
the state and requested the Board to extend its cooperation to the state with all
the schemes and programmes that the Board has initiated or will be initiating in
Tuki said that the state government will undertake spices cultivation and its marketing
in a mission mode by covering this sector under the state flagship programme in coordination
with the Spice Board.
“Indian spices are very much preferred in the international markets because of its
superiority in intrinsic qualities, like flavor, aroma, taste, etc. The demand for
spices are growing in international markets because of its multifaceted use in food,
pharmaceuticals, nutraceuti-cals, cosmetics, indigenous and ethnic systems of medicines,
beverages, etc. “Lakadong Turmeric grown in Meghalaya, Nadia Ginger grown in Arunachal
Pradesh, Bhut Jolakia or King chillies grown in the North Eastern States are very
much preferred by the spices exporters, processors, Tuki said.
Large cardamom cultivation is gaining momentum in the hilly tracts of Arunachal Pradesh
because of agro-climatic conditions in the state that is conducive for growing spices
crops, He said.
“As it is a perennial crop and the prices are comparatively remunerative to the growers,
there is large scope to expand the area under Large Cardamom in districts, like Anjaw,
Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri. But non-availability of quality planting materials,
incidence of diseases and lack of technical knowledge on cultivation aspects, particularly
on the scientific drying among the farmers were the major concern,” Tuki said.
Poor marketing facilities and glut in production lead to wider price fluctuations
seriously affecting the economy of small farmers. There is need to improvise processing
and the marketing system to realize the better return to the ginger farmers, he said.
Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Marketing and Processing Board (APHM & PB) has been
asked to boost and streamline the horticulture marketing activity in the state, he
informed, and added that a horticulture research and development wing has been established
to preserve and promote wild species of local fruits and vegetables.
“There is a paradigm shift towards ‘Go Organic’ worldwide and there is good demand
for organic spices, like ginger, turmeric, pepper, cardamom, chilli, etc. There is
huge potential for Northeastern states particularly in the organic production of
spices for exports. The spices are grown organically by adopting the indigenous and
traditional farming practices in NE region.”
“We are encouraging organic farming in Arunachal for which sufficient cold-chain
storage capacity will be created for the preservation and marketing of perishable
agricultural and horticultural products. This will benefit both farmers and consumers
and also will prevent wastage,” Tuki said.
He, however, said that acquiring organic certification is the major challenge, particularly
in small growers sector because of the high cost involved in organic certifications,
He also said that his Government was encouraging women Self Help Groups under various
self-employment generation schemes to enable them to sell their own horticultural
and agricultural products besides handloom and handicraft items. These self help
groups can also take up growing spices as a viable self employment scheme, he said.
The government is also planning to have machinery in place to facilitate marketing
through a ‘Buy-Back Policy’ wherein the state government will buy the produce from
the farmers and sell them to markets outside.
“We are ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Spice Board in this
regard,” he said, and asked the Department of Horticulture and Spices Board to work
out the modalities after discussing it in detail.
He urged the Spices Board to establish Common Facility Centers and Spice Parks in
the state owing to vast land resources as well as suitable climatic conditions.
Further, besides promoting cultivation of contemporary spices, he said, the Board
can also study and exploit the potential in our traditional spices, which have medicinal
values not known to the outside world. This would immensely benefit our rural farmers,
who are experts in identifying and cultivating such traditional spices.
Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein said that spices could be a real
boon for the farmers of the state with high demands in the global market.
He advocated for setting up of processing centers in all the districts of the state
to help the progressive farmers to boost cultivation.
Stating that Arunachal is the second largest producer of cardamom in the region after
Sikkim, Mein said, "There is no known spice which cannot be cultivated in the state.”
Earlier, Spices Board Chairman, Dr. A Jayathilak, said that North East has always
been a priority for the Spices Board since the region produces a variety of spices
like ginger, turmeric, chillies, large cardamom, tejpat, pepper etc. extensively
and the agro-climatic condition of the region was highly congenial for cultivating
these spices. Lakadong and Megha Turmeric, Naga and birds eye chillies cultivated
in North East are popular due to its intrinsic qualities. Moreover, the spices produced
in North East are organic and are closer to nature and most preferred by consumers
all over the world, he said.
He informed that the Board opened a zonal office in Itanagar in 2000 which facilitated
implementation of few schemes for development of spices sector in the state. The
Board extended cultivation of Large Cardamom in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland and
till date could cover 2748 hectare of lands in these two states to bring them in
Large Cardamom production map of the country, he said.
“Since the price of Large Cardamom is remunerative the Board would like to extend
cultivation of the crop in suitable non-traditional areas with a view to increase
the productivity and quality of Cardamom,” he said.
He informed that the Board has extended support for organic cultivation of Lakadong
and Turmeric in an area of 5763 hectare land and organic Ginger in an area of 6898
hectare of land in Northeastern states by extending financial assistance and extension
support. It also took up programmes for cultivation of Naga chillies in identified
areas in small scales and all these programmes were supplemented with organic certification,
production of organic manures, extensive training programmes on internal control
system and quality improvement.
He said that the Board has decided to extend these facilities to the non-traditional
areas in Arunachal Pradesh. It has decided to help the farmers in primary processing,
like cleansing, drying and grading of spices by establishing centralized primary
processing units closer to the area of production to facilitate the traders to procure
clean spices. Necessary technical guidance, financial assistance and market promotion
support will be provided by the Board as envisaged in 12th plan proposals, he said.
The board will also decided to strengthen the marketing channel by organizing Buyer-Seller
meets between the producer groups and the buyers for a better linkage, he said, adding
that the efforts of the Board will be done in consultation with the state government
and national level agencies, who support development of spices sector.
He informed that Spices Board has prepared comprehensive project for development
of spice and submitted it to all the state governments, including Arunachal Pradesh
for funding from Mission of Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIHD) under Union
Ministry of Agriculture. He requested the state government to evaluate these projects
and recommend for funding from MIHD.
He also informed that the Board is going to establish common processing units popularly
known as “Spices Park” in a big way to process and market the spices from North East.
In this regard, discussions were already held with the state governments and process
for identification of suitable land was going on for establishing the parks.
In Arunachal Pradesh, he said, the state government had identified 10 acres of land
in and around Ziro in Lower Subansiri district. The Board, however, advised the state
government to identify lands closer to main road to reduce the cost of building infrastructure.
He informed that the Board has already strengthen the zonal office in Itanagar by
posting additional staff and scientists and also has established an office at Pasighat
and in Tinsukia, Assam to help the spices farmers of the state.
He informed that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was also keen in developing
spices industry in North East, to equip them to export spices and spice-products.
He assured Board’s all support to the farmers of the state to growth of spices sector
for a better socio-economic development of the people of the state in particular
and the North East as whole.
The inaugural function was attended among others by Commissioner /Secretary, Horticulture
Dr. Sudhir Kumar, members and officers of Spices Board, Directors and senior officers
of horticulture departments of North Eastern states, scientists and progressive farmers
from Arunachal and various other states.
Spices Board chairman calls on Governor
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Dr. A. Jayathilak, Chairman, Spices Board of India, who is also
Chairman, Rubber Board of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India
called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj
Bhawan here today. They discussed on various programmes taken up in the State under
the Spices and Rubber Boards of India.
The Governor emphasized for more schemes and programmes under Spices Board of India
and Rubber Board of India to strengthening the rural economy of the State. He said
that it will be a good opening and opportunity for the people, while highlighting
the scope for spice cultivation in different parts of the State especially the high
altitude region and Rubber in the lower belt.
The Governor said that special endeavour in these sectors will help in arresting
Jhum cultivating amongst the rural communities, which in turn will facilitates in
maintaining the forest cover. He also said that it will help in providing stable
source of livelihood for the rural people.
The Governor suggested for setting up of more offices of the boards in the State
and private sector participation in the programmes.
The Governor pointed that as the State is in developmental phase, the Spices Board
have to impart better and technical production methods and guide the entrepreneurs
and farmers on getting higher and better quality yields through scientific agricultural
practices. It should also recommend improved processing practices, foolproof quality
management systems, improved grading methods and effective packaging techniques so
that the people benefits from their enterprises. He also suggested for same approach
by the Rubber Board also.
The Governor asked Dr. Jayathilak to explore ways and means to facilitate its commercial
enterprises, especially providing easy access of farmers to market and good price
for the produce.
Shurbir Singh, Secretary to Governor and Dr. H. Mai, OSD to CM, Arunachal Pradesh,
who is a member of Spices Board of India were also present in the meeting. PRO to
Police pursue masked robbers
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: A police team led by Yazali police station OC Inya Ete pursued
a group of masked robbers who had blocked the road between Yachuli and Yazali by
staking boulders on the night of October 22 last.
Home Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya told this daily that while he was on way
to Lower Subansiri district tour from Itanagar, he found the road blocked and a group
of masked men waiting on the road side and directed his PSOs to act.
While the PSOs fired 10 rounds in the air forcing the miscreants to flee, Ete arrived
at the spot along with a police team to launch search operation.
Saaya said that the group probably had laid an ambush to loot passerby without any
idea that he would be coming.
Condemning the act as cowardly in a peace loving state, he directed the police to
launch investigation, nab the culprits and award them exemplary punishment. “The
present government led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is committed not to tolerate
any form of crime and deal with any form of crime and the criminals with an iron
hand”, he said with conviction.
Newly elected Kanubari MLA felicitated
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today felicitated Gabriel
D Wangsu, who won the October 15 bye-election from Kanubari Assembly constituency
by defeating his lone BJP rival Rongnai Maham by 885 votes.
Addressing a function in Rajiv Gandhi Bhwan here, APCC president Padi Richo thanked
the people of Kanubari seat for reposing their faith in the party and its leadership.
Reciprocating the gesture, Wangsu joined Richo in thanking them and committed to
work for the greater welfare of the state, particularly his constituency.
However, Richo exhorted the party leaders to be people-centric and go to the villages
to popularise and ensure that the benefits of UPA-I & II governments and the GoAP
flagship programmes reach the beneficiaries. “The frontal organisations of the party
have a pivotal role to bring mass awareness about such ambitious programmes launched
to uplift the socio-economic condition of the needy and deprived sections of the
society,” he said with conviction.
There is no denying that Congress has the largest presence at the grassroots level
throughout the country while Arunachal Pradesh is its safest fort, he said, and gave
a clarion call to each Congress member to rise to the occasion as the BJP would fail
to fulfill the aspirations of the masses.
Accusing the BJP of spreading rumours, APCSD chief organiser Kipa Kaha appealed to
the young brigades to guard the Congress image by neutralising all rumours.
Among others, All India Mahila Congress general secretary Jarjum Ete, APMC president
Kamala Lingi, among other senior leaders including of the frontal organisations were
present on the occasion.
Foundation stone laid for construction of bridge over Panyor river
From a Correspondent
YAZALI, Oct 25: The long felt demand of the people living on the right bank of Panyor
river will soon be fulfilled with the foundation stone laid today by Likha Saaya,
Parliamentary Secretary for Home, Sports & Youth Affairs here at Yazali for construction
of a bridge over river Panyor to connect right bank villages to NH-229.
The right bank of Panyor river which has four anchal segments - Takampassa, Yoizat,
Rubdi and Kuchkut are cut off from other parts of the district due to lack of road
and bridge connectivity.
Saaya in his speech said that life of people living in right bank of Panyor River
will become much easier once the bridge is constructed. He suggested people of Yachuli
and Yazali areas to take up agriculture, horticulture and other allied practice to
enhance rural economy like the people in Pistana circle who cultivate and produce
large quantity of Cardamom. “The LAD fund will be utilized in these sectors for the
development of the area”, he said.
Terming the panchayat institute as the backbone of the rural society, he said no
development can be brought into the area unless panchayat members cooperate in all
the activities. While suggesting the panchayat leaders to work together for development
of the area, he, however, cautioned them not to mix the development with politics
for greater interest of the common people.
Talking about the RTI, he said that though the Right to Information (RTI) Act has
been enacted by the government for the betterment of citizens but sometimes it has
been misused by some groups for easy earning which disturb the officers of the implementing
agencies. Such activities hamper development process of the area, he said and suggested
that panchayat members and GBs have to control such activities.
Saaya further gave importance on maintaining peace in the district for all round
development. Disclosing availability of job opportunities and quotas in Govt. agencies
for sport person, Saaya encouraged the youth to take up sports.
Talking about importance of the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” he suggested people of the
district to maintain cleanliness throughout the year.
Dani Sulu, Secretary, IPR, Sports & Youth Affairs in his speech suggested the public
to place their grievances before the leaders for bringing in development of the area.
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang, Advisor to Youth & Sports, GoAP
Likha Maj and EE PWD Yazali also spoke in the function.
Among others, SP Tumme Amo, Er. Dani Gambo SE PWD, district ZPC Hage Kobing, HoDs,
Panchayat members, GBs and general public were present in large numbers.
Saaya visits Yazali PS
Saaya has also visited Yazali Police Station and interacted with the police officers
Highlighted the problems being faced by the Police department in the district, Lower
Subansiri Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo disclosed that smooth functioning of
the department is greatly hampered due to acute shortage of police officers especially
of Sub-Inspector rank and the vehicles. Absent of police reserve line also adds woe
to the works of the department as it creates inconvenience in gathering the police
personnel especially during an emergency, he said.
Taking Yachuli as one of the strategic locations for the district where a bank was
robbed twice this year alone, he requested for setting up of a police station there.
Saaya while appreciating the Lower Subansiri district police personnel especially
the SP Ziro for cracking the recent murder and rape case at Ziro, Joram Wine Shop
stabbing case etc. he asked them to maintain the same spirit to make the district
In response to the problems highlighted by the SP, Saaya disclosed the proposals
for setting up of a B-Class police station at Yachuli and an outpost police station
at Pistana which will be greatly beneficial for the people once it materialise. Regarding
shortage of Sub Inspectors, he informed that government is proposing to recruit more
police officers and post them as soon as possible.
On the problem of shortage of vehicles, he assured to take up the matter with the
higher authorities. Regarding establishment of Women Police Station at Ziro, he
directed Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner to find an appropriate land for the
same. He also disclosed that the proposal for setting up of a juvenile house in the
district is in progress.
Review meeting on law and order held
ZIRO, Oct 25: A review meeting on law and order of Lower Subansiri district was convened
by the Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang at Ziro yesterday.
Attending the meeting MLA Tage Taki felt that the crime, law and order problems would
find no place in the society if citizens develop a sense of responsibility towards
the society. We should plan strategies methods to ensure our own safety. He suggested
appointments of night watchmen for all sectors and directed sector secretaries to
mobilize a minimum donation of Rs 100 from each household to bear the salaries requisite
for the watchmen. He assured that government will also support such activities.
He particularly advised the students and youth leaders to channelize their energy
for a good cause. Recreational camps, awareness camps and personality development
camps should be organized to instill in them a sense of responsibility towards the
society, he added.
Replying to various issues raised during the meeting like establishment of police
beats, installation of CCTV cameras, illumination of streets, tenancy, recruitment
of civil intelligentsia and sensitization on drugs and alcohol problems, SP Shri
Tumme Amo informed that two more police beats at the entry point to Hapoli, 2kms
from Pi-Gate and another at Pine grove junction would be set up. Further the police
beat at the main market would be strengthened and facilitated. Wireless high resolution
CCTV cameras would be installed at vital points in and around the Ziro and Hapoli
townships, he added. He also informed that the important police numbers have been
widely circulated and is being regularly highlighted in local cable TV network.
ZPC Hage Kobing suggested that a deadline should be fixed in form of an executive
order for verification of tenancy certificates. He assured to mobilize and sensitize
the PRI members regarding the same.
DC K Darang emphasized on establishment of a monitoring and feedback mechanism without
which any initiatives would remain stagnated.
The meeting was attended by representatives of NGOs, AYA, Bazaar Committees, Chamber
of Commerce, Women welfare organizations, student leaders and police officials.
Later in the evening a coordination meeting of all HoDs with the local MLA, ZPC and
the DC was convened at DC office in which MLA Tage Taki directed all the HODs to
submit status report of the ongoing projects and the new proposals. Emphasizing on
quality education, he directed the DDSE to submit a detail report of teachers and
actions taken by the school management committees and insisted on preparations of
master plan by SMCs of all the schools in the Ziro plateau. This would facilitate
uniform and a need based development of schools, he reasoned.
All the HoDs presented their grievances and the department reports. DC Darang expressed
hope that together as a team, they would achieve their targets and bring a sustainable
development in the district. DIPRO
Resonance – the college week of Saint Claret College concludes
ZIRO, Oct 25: In a span of one week, Saint Claret College Ziro conducted three of
its signature events, namely, Resonance, the college week, Claretian Universal Mission
Day, and Gastronomia, the food 'n' fun fest respectively. These three events, with
their unique objectives, complemented the regular curricular thrust of the college,
creating a sense of mission, charity, and healthy competitive and cooperative spirit
Though two minor items still remain to be completed under Resonance, the Champions
have already been decided: Rocking Red Pandas, with 208 points in their kitty, are
beyond the reach of any other team. This year’s Resonance was uniquely enriched by
the daily news bulletin, The Resonance Post, by the Department of Mass Communication.
The College week ended with the celebration of the Claretian Universal Mission Day
(CUMD), a day set aside close to the Feast of St. Anthony Claret, the patron saint
and namesake of the College, to help the stakeholders of SCCZ, especially the staff
and the students, to get to know Claretian missionaries and their works in various
parts of the world. This year’s focus was on “Hogares Claret” (“Claret Homes”), a
project began 27 years ago by Claretians in the drug and mafia ravaged Columbia,
to save the lives of the youth who would otherwise be lost in drug abuse, gang life,
Currently there are 54 such Claret Homes through which some 24,000 children have
been saved from such social evils and given a bright future.
During the event, Hibu Tama, Principal, Govt. Higher Secondary, Ziro, released the
College research Journal, “The InterViews: An Interdisciplinary Journal in Social
Sciences., while Habung Tamang, Principal, The Himalayan Heritage Academy, released
the College newsletter, The Claret Times.
The culminating event of the CUMD was the “Gastronomia,” a food and fun festival,
organized by the various departments in order to raise funds for charity. The Fest
showcased the diverse culinary skills of the staff and the students and a rich variety
of local and national recipes, which were greatly appreciated and enjoyed by the
student community and the many visitors. It was a fitting way to end Resonance and
celebrate the Feast of St. Claret.
NHPC donates traffic signboards under CSR
TAWANG, Oct 25: The NHPC Tawang has donated traffic signboards to Tawang district
administration under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme in order to
promote awareness towards road safety, traffic rules among the people and visitors
The Chief Engineer (Civil) of Tawang HE Projects (Stage-I & II) Yoginder Kotha handed
over 29 numbers of signboards of different types to R. D Thungon, EAC (Judicial),
Tawang in presence of Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev at a simple function here
PHE dept calls for using bibcock to control water loss
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Viewing that most of the residents of Chandranagar area do not
use bibcock causing huge loss of water, the PHE and WS Department, Sub-Division,
Itanagar has requested all to use bibcock.
In an official release, the Assistant Engineer saying that many illegal water connections
have been found in the area, has called for regularizing the water connection so
that proper revenue is realized. To minimize water loss, alternate water supply will
be arranged for a month in Chandranagar area till the improvement work is completed,
the release further added.
Deep Utsav organized
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh with support of Donyi Mumsi Foundation
Itanagar and Arunachal Vikas Parishad organized Deep Utsav on the occasion of Diwali
festival at Shiv Mandir campus here yesterday. The main motto of the programme was
to promote the feelings of oneness and national integration among the common people
residing at Capital Complex while sharing the happiness of celebration together.
In his address Tony Koyu, President Sanskar Bharati state unit and MD APIDFC, GoAP
explained the real meaning of light and importance of the day.
Speaking on the occasion, Sandip Kaviswar, state organising Secretary Arunachal Vikash
Parishad highlighted the importance of Deep Utsav.
Sukhdev Biswas, General Secretary and Soman Shah, Assistant General Secretary Sanskar
Bharati also spoke on the occasion.
The main attraction of the programme was presentation of Bhajans by the members of
Painting competition for school children held
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,
a painting competition for school children was organized by Department of Urban Development
and Town Planning here at Science Centre, Indira Gandhi Park today.
Coordinated by DDSE Papum Pare, students from various schools of Capital Complex
participated in the painting competition.
In the junior group category, Kara Onna of Nirjuli VKV, Dora Ashish of Lobi Govt.
Middle School and Tamanna Mundhara of Naharlagun Little Rose School secured first,
second and third position respectively. While in senior group category, Naharlagun
Little Star School’s Nabum Kikum and Yukum Biyu, and Manish Nath of VKV, Nirjuli
were awarded first, second and third prize respectively. Cash prizes and certificates
were given to the winners by the department.
In his speech, UD joint director Taring Darang asked the students to maintain cleanliness
in and around school, and also at their homes. He also exhorted them to pass on the
message of cleanliness to their respective parents as well as to their neighbours
to make conducive environment.
Workshop on ‘Career option’
PASIGHAT, Oct 25: The UGC sponsored one-day workshop on the theme “Career Option
for Graduate Students” was organized by Career Guidance and Counseling Cell, Jawaharlal
Nehru College, Pasighat here yesterday.
While inaugurating the workshop, T. Talom, Principal of the College exhorted the
participating students of various disciplines to take full advantage of the workshop.
Earlier, Narang Tari, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Career Guidance and
Counseling Cell briefed on the objectives of the workshop.
The workshop witnessed three technical sessions on the topics “Options in Higher
Education”, “Options in Professional Courses” and “Job Avenues for Graduate Students.”
ASM seeks relief for cyclone victims
ITANAGAR, Oct 25: The ASM Tapiaso of Habia Panchayat has sought immediate relief
for the cyclone victims claiming that residential houses, hanging bridges and standing
crops including agriculture and horticulture gardens of the farmers of Lao, Nyoing,
Palap and Tapiaso villages under Tapiaso-Habia Panchayat of Sangdupota circle in
Papum Pare district were extensively damaged by a cyclone followed by hailstorm and
heavy rain on October 19 last.
A letter was written to the Papum Pare DC in this regard.