Woman ZPC for Siang
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The draw of lots for reservation of seats for women for Zilla Parishad
Chairperson was held on 9 October at SIRD, Itanagar wherein the seat has been determined
in favour of Siang Zilla Parishad. The other two districts to take part in the draw
of lots of were Kra Daadi, Siang & Namsai.
APIC impose penalty
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) has imposed
penalty of Rs 11,250/- under RTI Act, 2005 on PIO/EE, PWD, Seppa Division, East Kameng
district for deliberately defying its order for a complaint made by one Lala Bayang.
The PIO has been directed to appear before the Commission on 26th Nov 2015 with deposited
copy of the challan.
The commission further directed that in case of failure to comply with the order,
arrest warrant will be issued against the PIO.
Gapak inducted to IFS
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of
India, has inducted Tapu Gapak, a 1987-89 batch state forest service officer, in
the Indian Forest Service (AGMUT cadre) by a notification issued on October 7.
He is currently serving as Deputy Conservator of Forest, PCCF office.
Four trucks seized for lifting quarry
ROING, Oct 9: Acting against illegal mining in Lower Dibang Valley district, the
department of Geology & Mining have seized four trucks for lifting quarry from Khando/Samak
Nallah, which is not a government notified quarry.
The department also realized an amount of Rs 26,300 as penalty from the truck owners
and deposited the amount to the government account, informed AMDO Bredenso Yun.
The district administration has further banned lifting of quarry from Khando/Samak
Nallah till further order and directed that mining materials will only be lifted
from notified government quarry. (DIPRO)
Committee review UTPs
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: During a visit to the sub-jail at Khonsa, where there are 50 Under
Trial Prisoners (UTP) lodged, members of the UTP Committee consisting of the Deputy
Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and Member Secretary of UTRC-cum- Magistrate
First Class found that there are two UTPs who are not able to furnish bail owing
to poverty. Three under trials are entitled to benefit under section 436 A of CrPC.
One UTP has been granted bail. The committee further found that two UTPs have offences
which are compoundable.
Meanwhile, the members of the under trials review committee meeting of Tirap district
was held in DC's conference hall on Oct 6. (DIPRO)
12-member rubber grower team leaves for exposure visit
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: A 12-member team of rubber growers of Arunachal Pradesh today left
Itanagar for exposure tour to Kerala under the scheme 'Shastradarshan' of Rubber
Board of India (RBI) which was supported by the department of Trade and Commerce
of the state Govt.
The team members drawn from various rubber growing districts of the state will visit
Rubber Plantations by various Self Help Groups and processing units in Kerala during
its 10 days exposure tour.
Addressing the flagging off ceremony held at RBI Regional Office here, Director,
Trade and Commerce, Tokong Pertin has advised the rubber growers to learn the techniques
being followed in Kerala and adopt the practices in Arunachal Pradesh so that the
others can learn from them.
This program was chalked out during the visit of Anil Kumar, Additional Rubber Production
Commissioner to Arunachal Pradesh and Rubber Board of India (RBI) had sanctioned
this programme as a special gesture to state Govt. Pertin also showered praises
on RBI as it has sanctioned Field Officers and posted technical staff to Namsai,
Roing, Ruksin, Pasighat, Naharlagun and a RBI regional office to attend technical
requirement of rubber cultivation.
Among, others, Kuruvila Joseph, Development Officer and Summi Doye Jamoh, Field Officer,
RBI regional office, and S. Modi, Dy. Director, Trade and Commerce, also spoke on
Smart Class launched in Daporijo
Daporijo, Oct 9: The Government Middle School, Police Colony, Daporijo saw the launch
of first ever computerized smart class programme in the district, in the presence
of Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom, DDSE S. T. Zara, Commandant (CRPF) 138 BN, Daporijo,
BEOs, teachers and students of the school. During the programme, a demonstration
of smart class was given through the visual teaching of a simple science concept.
The DC, speaking on the occasion, congratulated the students on being the first to
benefit from the smart class and hoped that it would be useful in teaching difficult
concepts so that students understood and remembered it with the use of visual medium.
Saying that this was just a beginning in the introduction of smart class in the district,
he explained the benefits of smart class and outlined plans for its expansion to
other schools in the area.
The DC made the teachers and students of the school responsible for taking care of
the equipment provided for the smart class and advised them on the correct use of
technology. He also informed about the 'Green Daporijo' plantation drive to be launched
in the coming year and called for the active participation of all in the campaign.
The Commandant (CRPF) expressed his happiness over introduction of modern technology
in classroom teaching and advised students to take full advantage of it. DIPRO
Training on organic farming
ROING, Oct 9: The first phase of the Organic Farming School, a venture of the Agriculture
department, under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) was conducted at Kera-aa
Ati under Mayu-II GP here today.
Resource persons ADO Nasiya Mena and SMS KVK V.K. Pandey gave practical demonstrations
on preparation of soil and sowing of seedlings in proper way during the programme.
The trainees were also taught about techniques and requirements of different vegetable
"This farming school venture is divided into different phases, starting from today's
seed sowing to harvesting of the product", said Mena. The next phase of the training
will be conducted on transplantation of the saplings of different vegetable varieties,
as soon as the seeds sprout into saplings, she further informed.
The programme ended with distribution of variety seedlings to the trainees.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Kera-aa Ati Welfare Committee (KWC) Hapi Mene
informed that this farming school programme is being conducted to encourage kitchen
gardening under the SAGY.
Last month, the Regional Centre of Organic Farming, Imphal, Department of Agriculture
and Cooperation, Government of India, had also conducted a one-day farmers training
programme at the village under the SAGY, with an objective to motivate farmers to
adopt organic farming to develop the Village Panchayat as a Model Organic Village
in the state.
Farmers participate in sensitization prog.
Roing, Oct 9: In all 12 progressive farmers including farm women took part in a
KVK, Lower Dibang Valley organized community sensitization programme under 'Mera
Gaon Mera Gaurav' at Rukmo village here today.
Senior Scientist and KVK Head, Dr. T J Rameesha spoke about Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav
programme and urged farmers to cooperate with the KVK for its effective implementation.
College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Associate Professor, Dr. AT Ramachandra Naik informed
the farmers about the benefits of adopting cost effective innovative technologies
such as integrated farming, composite fish culture, polyculture of carps and prawns
and ornamental fish rearing as a source of income.
SMS (Agronomy) emphasized on farm mechanization for drudgery reduction of farm women
involved in agriculture while, SMS (Animal Science) stressed on the need to adopt
livestock- based fish farming to reduce operational cost with higher production and
SMS (Fisheries) also stressed upon fish pond management and flood control measures
to be adopted for avoiding huge economic losses.
Speaker should accept all
15 resignations: UOAP
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Saying that the exit of the two MLAs, Gabriel D Wansgu of Kanubari
and Wanglam Sawin of Khonsa East, from State Legislative Assembly is unconstitutional
and unwarranted; the United Organization of Arunachal Pradesh has demanded that the
Speaker accept the remaining resignation letters tendered by 15 other MLAs.
The representation which it served to the Governor, reads, "the statute is very well
settled that any resignation from a legislator is to be from free will and consent
and as per the Article 190(3)(b) of the Constitution of India, the resignation should
Upgrade Pakke Kessang to ADC (Ind) HQs: Union
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students'
Union (APPDSSU) has demanded up-gradation of the EAC headquarters at Pakke Kesang
to ADC HQs (Independent). The union served a memorandum to the Chief Minister in
It reasoned that the general public is facing lots of hardships in terms of administrative
workload exigencies as people have to travel to Seppa to get the works done.
Rape incident condemned
ITANAGR, Oct 9: The All East Kameng Students' Union (AEKSU) has demanded exemplary
punishment for the rape accused, Logo Singhi, of a five year old girl at Seppa.
In its representation to the SP, East Kameng, it said that the culprit be awarded
with exemplary punishment so that such incidents do not repeat.
ASI no more
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Gangte Karung of Leel village, Kurung Kumey district had died on
Oct 8, at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences,
Gangte Karung was serving as an Assistant Sub Inspector in APP and posted at Gumto
Check gate. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.
Deeply mourning his sudden demise, the Gangte Young Star Society for Educational
Development (GYSED) has extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and
prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Meet on FDR
YUPIA, Oct 9: District Level Executive Meeting of Disaster Management Department
of Papum Pare District was conducted here under the chairmanship of DC Tai Kaye on
Friday regarding FDR schemes received from various engineering department and public
for examination and recommendations.
After threadbare discussion the Executive Committee decided to recommend four FDR
schemes received from EE (PWD) Doimukh Division to Directorate of Disaster Management
for consideration. All the individual FDR schemes submitted by the public were asked
to forward it to the administrative officers of the concerned areas for proper verification,
authentication and recommendation to District Level Executive Committee for further
course of action. In the meeting it was also decided not to entertain individual
FDR cases or Schemes for consideration in District Level Executive Meeting as per
the direction of higher authorities.
Preetha Menon, DDMO, Papum Pare and all Executive Committee members, EE PWD, WRD
and AE (RWD) were present in the meeting. DIPRO
ASI on Arunachal talent hunt
ITANAGAR: A two-member team from Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune will visit Arunachal
Pradesh to scout for talents in seven sports disciplines including Archery, Athletic,
Boxing, Diving, Fencing, Weightlifting and Wrestling during November-December-2015
and in the month of March-April-2016.
This was decided at a meeting between Daniel Teli, Jt. Secretary of Arunachal Olympic
Association (AOA) with Colonel PS Cheema, Commandant, Army Sports Institute (ASI),
The Army Sports Institute is the Asia's second best Sport Institution with world
class facilities for the seven sports disciplines and has produced lot of Olympians.
In weightlifting, Arunachal Pradesh has highest representatives with seven lifters
Weightlifters and Wrestlers admitted in ASI, Pune in 2009 has been bringing laurels
from regional, national and international championships.
The Army in honour of achievements by Arunachalees has recruited Kojum Taba as Junior
Commission Officer, Yukar Sibi and Sorom Hitlar Tagru as Havaldars.
SMDS-IV Itanagar concludes with key recommendations to Niti Ayog on Mountain states
Policy intervention needed for community forest management: N.C. Saxena
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit-IV being held here at
Itanagar, under the aegis of Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) from Oct 7 will
forward the outcomes and recommendations to NITI Ayog on Dec 11, the International
Mountain Day for further action.
The final recommendations would be finalised later by the IMI core team.
The core themes deliberated during the three days event were Disaster Risk Reduction,
Forests and Mountain Agriculture.
Some of point included for recommendations includes establishment of fully capacitated
model District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in one district in each state,
100% coverage in terms of DDMPs in all hill states.
On the theme of Forest, it was found that there incoherent institutional and legal
Policy with limited space for communities in conservation. It was also recommended
that shared vision to be created for the community and state and other stakeholders
to develop forestry sector vision 2030 to help in unlocking potential of forestry
for sustainable mountain development.
One of the recommendations also include ecologically sustainable, socially inclusive,
resilient, diverse, flourishing and market-linked mountain agriculture economy driven
by youth and women by 2030 as well as formulation of a clear mountain-specific policy
approach for Himalayan Agriculture.
Alemtemshi Jamir, Vice President, Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) informed that
inclusion of Arunachal Pradesh in the PRASAD scheme under Tourism would also be a
recommendation of the SMDS-IV. The Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang Buddhism circuit has
been envisaged under the PRASAD scheme.
Sustainable Mountain Development Summit-IV saw participation of all 12 mountain states
of the country as well as representatives from Nepal and Bhutan.
Making the concluding remarks of the summit, Dr. NC Saxena, Advisor UNDP and former
member Planning Commission, opined that the neglect of mountain areas has been historical
since the British times and it is not an easy task to manage community forests and
land and that management capacity of the local people has not been satisfactory which
needs government policy intervention to manage them.
The community management of forests is good but it has become open to access for
all and nobody is protecting it. Elites are capturing the land and forests but on
paper it has remained as community forests, he stated.
There is shortage of production in the mountain states, and they are dependent on
PDS compared to other parts for which the PDS needs to be strengthened, he said.
Further, Saxena terming fake NGOs as Paper NGOs, cautioned of these NGOs as they
are contractor driven NGOs and eat into government funds. He also expressed optimism
in the representation and involvement of women in the SMDS.
Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju in a video recorded statement stated
that the development of mountain regions was essential. Assuring his cooperation
and support to SMDS, Rijiju added the Himalayan development was imperative for the
There was a briefing on the Chief Secretaries Conclave and Indian Himalayan Legislators
Meet which was held as side events on Oct 8. Earlier, giving a brief background of
IMI and SMDS, RS Tolia, President IMI informed that through "Forum envisage voices
of the mountain people to be heard at the national and international forums and policymaking.
The problems, solutions and way forward for the mountain states will be discussed
for specific policy formulations as the problems are different for mountain regions,
he added. The forum includes legislators, government officials, retired civil servants,
and civil society movements. Responding to a question from the media, on the absence
of hydro power development and its impacts in the Sustainable Mountain Development
Summit-IV discussions, Tolia categorically stated that "we are aware of the positive
and negative impacts of hydropower development in mountain states, and the issue
had been the core theme in the first summit at Nainital in 2010. The focus here post
Nepal earthquake is mainly on Disaster Risk Reduction", he added.
Stating that the issue is a concern as the affects of hydro power development is
much larger than other big projects; Tolia opined that the rehabilitation policies
should be more liberal than other projects. One should be aware of the problems in
the downstream too but there are devices like public hearing where people can raise
their problems, he added.
Responding to the statements that SMDS was not involving NGOs at the grassroots,
Tolia said the impression was wrong as it is a forum for all people to come together
and work out a plan. Convenor SMDS-IV and Chairperson SDFA, FM Jaiswal added that
the summit has involved NGOs in the whole preparation level.
Around 235 delegates from outside the state participated in the SMDS-IV. The next
SMDS would be held at Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, for which the Ladakh team formally
received the baton.
Miscreants vandalise Government
Higher Secondary School
[ Karyir Riba ]
Roing, Oct 9: In a shocking incident, the Government Higher Secondary School of Roing
was vandalised by some unknown miscreants in the dark of the night.
The destruction was only discovered at around six in the morning today when the school
authority and students gathered to clean the school premises.
The Principal's office and the Account Section were the worst affected. The miscreants
broke into these two rooms and completely destroyed the property and ransacked important
files and documents. Files were also seen strewn outside the building housing the
rooms. Apart from these, the library, store room, teacher's common room, crafts room,
the VPs room and the computer room were also vandalized.
The most unsettling aspect of the whole act of violence was the fact that these miscreants
tried to set the school ablaze, with curtains half burnt at various parts of the
school. Half burnt match boxes were also found in various sites where they tried
to set fire.
"This is the fourth time that the school's property has been vandalised in this single
session. FIRs were lodged every single time but no culprit has been caught yet",
informed Principal of the school, D.Lego.
She also informed that School authority has requested the police to patrol the school
area many times but despite that such vandalisms have not stopped. School informed
that nothing has been stolen and only destroyed, which suggest that it was an act
of vengeance and not of theft. The police have asked the school authority to cooperate
with the interrogation procedure and provide any information which may lead to the
As per information provided by the school authority, around two months back a group
of 5-6 boys were restricted from the school after being caught abusing alcohol in
school uniform near the school gate. Reportedly, another group of 6-7 boys were again
caught doing drugs, and since two of the boys were repeat offenders, they were expelled
from the school while the others were restricted.
"We are ready to provide the names of all these restricted and expelled students
to the police, and at the same time we demand that thorough investigation is done
and the culprits are brought to notice, and dealt with according to the law", said
Meanwhile, the students and teachers of the school have been left shaken by the incident.
Reportedly, although the school has seen such mishaps many times in the past, this
has been the worst of all.
ATR aircraft meant for N-E diverted to Bengaluru
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Arunachal Pradesh has said that the Union Civil Aviation Ministry
had diverted a 72-seater ATR aircraft meant for the region to Bengaluru.
The ministry has recently procured five such aircraft for Alliance Air, a subsidiary
of Air India, out of which one was meant for the North East.
Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi raised the issue before the team of Rajya Sabha Assurance
Committee led by its Chairman Hussain Dalwai, who was in the state capital on a two-day
visit beginning October 7.
The chairman, however, assured him to take up the issue with the concerned authorities.
"With coming up of several airports in the state, the introduction of the new ATR
plane will boost the tourism industry besides improvement in the economy," Negi said,
adding that if the service could be introduced between Guwahati and Lilabari in Assam's
North Lakhimpur district, which is around 62 kilometers from Itanagar, the people
of the state would largely be benefited.
" At present, Alliance Air is running only one 42-seater ATR aircraft for North East
that too between Kolkata, Guwahati and other NE states barring Arunachal Pradesh.
The life of the aircraft is going to expire on October 22 this year after 19 years
of continuous service.
"If the old plane is replaced with the new 72-seater, there will be significant decrease
in fares and tourism industry of the region will flourish," Negi pointed out. PTI
Work restarts along Miao-Namchick
road, citizens sceptical on quality
[ Pisi Zauing ]
MIAO, Oct 9: Following rigorous public outcry, the construction activity along the
27 KM Miao - Namchick road has restarted with roll out of heavy machineries.
The stipulated period of completion has expired but 50 percent of the sanctioned
amount against the infamous road is intact and secure in the hands of PWD. The snail
pace of construction has compelled the Executive Engineer, PWD, Jairampur take a
call on the release of fund.
It is noteworthy that the total cost of construction of the 27 km road stands above
Rs. 20 crores under Non Lapsable Central Pool Resources Scheme under Ministry of
Quality of work is questionable however as there are large scale cracks and potholes
in areas where carpeting work was done during the first quarter of the year between
Kharsang and Namchick. If the trend persists, the road will not last another year.
Adequate funds in the form of 1st and 2nd instalments were released but progress
and quality of work is contrary to public expectations and not in accordance with
the laid down government norms.
The road in question is the lifeline of Miao Administrative Sub Division. The inordinate
delay in completing the construction of the significant road has undoubtedly added
multiple woes. The road conditions has not only hindered development works drastically
but flow of domestic as well as international tourists has dwindled disproportionately.
Citizens travelling along the potholes and cracks inflicted lifeline with medical
problems are the worst sufferers. Owing to deteriorating road conditions, the general
public are encountering the brunt of price rise and ascending graph of commercial
Miao, known as one of the most beautiful and fastest developing towns till 2000 is
today struggling to uphold the tag. With oil reserve Kharsang in the west and tourism
potential Vijaynagar in the east, there has always been a huge prospect for growth
but bad road conditions and absence of planning has taken the toll.
In its fourth year of construction, development hungry citizens of Miao Administrative
Sub -Division greatly expect that the concerned contractor K. S Lungphi and Public
Works Department would take best advantage of the winter as working season to ensure
quality completion of Miao-Namchick Road project.
Kamin assures support to Donyi-Polo Hearing Impaired School
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Parliamentary Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment & Tribal Affairs,
Nikh Kamin while visiting Donyi-Polo Hearing Impaired School, Itanagar at Gohpur,
today assured Principal that state Government under the leadership of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki will extend all possible help for the noble work that the institution
State Government has already allocated a sum of Rs. 50.00 lakhs in this current financial
year, said the Parliamentary Secretary. Parliamentary Secretary also donated a sum
of Rs. 1.00 lakh for the school.
He inspected the Paper Printing Units of the school and was extremely happy, when
he saw how the waste papers are re-cycled and made into a Paper-Bags and file folders.
He instructed the accompanying officers to order stationery items for the department
from this school as a help and contribution towards the institution.
Earlier Kamin was given a warm reception by principal PK Sharma, staffs and students
of the institution. The principal Sharma explained in details about how the teaching
aids are being used for teaching the differently abled children. He was accompanied
by Taw Tebin, Director and Yumlam Kaha, Deputy Director, Department of Social Justice
and Empowerment & Tribal Affairs (SJETA).
Arunachal sign MoU with NRL on bamboo
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between Numaligarh
Refinery Limited (NRL) and Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources Development Agency
(APBRDA) at the Chief Minister's Office here.
The understanding will pave way for sourcing 3 lakh tons per year by NRL, a public
sector enterprise under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India,
from the state.
NRL is implementing a Bio-Refinery in Assam to produce bio-ethanol from available
non-food bio-mass feedstock bamboo. The project is proposed to be implemented in
2 years time.
NRL has joined hands with a Finland based technology provider M/S Chempolis, which
has a 3rd generation technology to convert bamboo to ethanol in commercially viable
basis, which is much ahead of other established technology providers for conversion
of bamboo to ethanol.
The MoU was signed by Yura Tugung, Vice Chairman, APBRDA and Bruno Ekka, General
Manager (Mktng & BD), NRL in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Health Minister
Rajesh Tacho, Minister PHE Takam Pario, State Rubber Board Chairperson Likha Maj
and officials of the APBRDA.
NRL officials present were Rajib Changkakati, Manager (BD), Atanu R Sharma, Manger
(BD & Pipeline) and Kamesh Salam, Bamboo Consultant.
Tuki appreciated APBRDA, particularly its Vice Chairman, for the novel initiative
that would offer a permanent source of revenue generation for bamboo farmers and
communities owning vast bamboo groves in the state.
He advised the officials of NRL to coordinate with APBRDA and conduct awareness camps
across the state for benefit of bamboo growers. He observed that people will have
to be made aware of the benefits of the understanding and equip them with scientific
know-how on regeneration of bamboo plants.
"The technique of recycling the bamboo plants has to be imparted to the people so
that while on one hand bamboos are cut down for outsourcing on the other hand these
are re-grown. This must go simultaneously so that at no point of time bamboo gets
scarce," the Chief Minister pointed.
While assuring to take the suggestion seriously, NRL authorities informed that the
MoU will enable to identify bamboo catchment areas for primary processing by the
communities for converting into bio-fuel. It will also set up bamboo processing clusters
in the state, which will ultimately promote bamboo plantation and processing for
value addition along with providing large scale sustainable employment opportunities
for people in bamboo plantations and bamboo semi-processing units.
"We look forward for successful implementation of the MoU for availing long term
supply of bamboo for the bio-refinery on mutually beneficial terms for both Arunachal
Pradesh and NRL," said the NRL GM.
Meanwhile, on drawing attention of the NRL towards scarcity of petroleum fuel like
diesel and petrol hitting the state at times by the Chief Minister, NRL authorities
informed that NRL is under process of laying a product pipeline from Numaligarh Refinery
in Assam to Itanagar (Doimukh IOC depot).
"We have already done the preliminary survey for the 55 km pipeline and it will cross
the Brahmaputra river from Kamargara to Gohpur," informed Sharma, Manager (BD-Pipeline)
Agri-Horticulture Exhibition at Gandhi Park extended
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Agri-Horticulture Exhibition at Mahatma Gandhi Park near Banquet
Hall, put up on the occasion of Sustainable Mountain Development Summit-IV has been
extended for one more day till 10th October.
It will be opened from 10 AM onwards till 6 PM. The decision has been taken by the
Government, considering that office goers do not get chance to visit the exhibition
during working days. The theme of the exhibition is 'Showcasing Plant Bio-resource
of Arunachal Pradesh".
The Horticulture exhibition includes display of various species of bamboos, Orchids,
Medicinal Plants, local vegetables and wild fruits found in the State.
On the displays are also various Apple and Kiwi varieties, wild Kiwi fruits found
in the state while Agriculture Department has displayed various rice varieties and
Apatani Paddy cum fish cultivation practice. The SFRI has displayed various bamboo
The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase the rich plant bio-resource of Arunachal
Pradesh to the visiting guests from other States who have come to Itanagar to participate
in Sustainable Mountain Development Summit-IV, as the state is considered as one
of the Biodiversity hotspot of the world.
The exhibition will also be a great learning experience especially for students and
the public as well, to know about our plant resources. Parents can bring their children
to acquaint them with local vegetables which has more nutritional and medicinal values
than the commercial vegetables.
A pictorial guide book authored by Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Research and Development
Mission (APHRDM) team on the indigenous vegetable and medicinal plants of the State,
released by Chief Minister on the opening day of the Summit, will also be available
for sale at the exhibition hall.
Book festivals inculcate reading habit: Governor
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa today said that book
festivals expose the children to the world of books and inculcate the habit of reading
among them and also familiarize them with the world beyond the classroom. Governor
said this after he inaugurated the 11th Festival of Books for Children at Lummer
Dai pavilion in Assam Engineering Institute playground, Guwahati today. The festival
is being organized by the Assam based NGO, ANWESHA and the main pavilion of the 10-day
festival is dedicated to the literary doyen of Arunachal Pradesh, Lummer Dai.
The Governor said that books are the first foundation for an individual to become
a good and useful citizen. It is most important source of information particularly
good children books during early stages of learning at tender age. Children story
books like Grandma's tales by the legendary litterateur Lakshminath Bezbaruah, Gulliver's
Travels, Aesop's Fables, Panchatantra stories, Hitopadesha etc. have been not only
source of delight for the young people, but also provide them excellent moral lessons.
While appreciating the endeavour of the organisers, particularly ANWESHA for organising
such important children book festival in Guwahati for the past 25 years, the Governor
requested them to organise such events in Arunachal Pradesh also in association with
local bodies like K.V. Sangathans, Arunachal Literary Society, State Education department.
The Governor assured necessary cooperation and support for such initiatives.
The Governor emphasized that, like the ANWESHA book festival for children in Guwahati,
it should be a calendared event in each of the districts of the Frontier State.
The central theme of the Festival by is WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health) through
'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya' mission.
An important feature of the festival includes a two-day workshop on storytelling
for children conducted by internationally acclaimed storyteller Jeeva Raghunath,
a two-day art workshop for children by well-known illustrator of children's books,
Atanu Roy and a two-day hands-on workshop on art and science for early graders by
Mita Hegde of Circle of Explorers from New Delhi.
On the last day of the festival, the National Book Trust, India, will organize a
discussion on 'Knowledge Resources of the Northeast and Children's Literature'. (PRO
Kurung Kumey to restructure benefits extendable to special children
Koloriang, Oct 9: Kurung Kumey is making efforts to streamline the distribution of
Government benefits extendable to differently abled children/children with special
needs. During a meeting chaired by the Deputy Commissioner , Kurung Kumey Mamata
Riba on 8th October, there was a detailed discussion on schemes for provision of
assistive device/aids and appliances under IE intervention as well as children with
special needs (CWSN) under SSA Rajya mission, inclusive education to differently
abled students of secondary section under RMSA, Chief Minister Scheme for disabled
and one time grant: Ex-gratia from Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs.
The meeting scrutinized the list of beneficiaries who have been given assistance
in the year 2014-15 and list of beneficiaries to be proposed in current financial
The board observed with concern that a lot of children are suffering from different
form of disabilities. It called upon medical department to ascertain details of CWSN
like probable cost of the disorder during Rastriya Bal Swasthy Karyakaram.
Riba called upon the nodal departments to dedicate themselves to imparting benefits
of various schemes evolved by the Government so that all the children of the district
with special needs find government supported benefits at their doorsteps.
The meeting attended by Tai Tach DDSE /DPO SSA, T.W Thungon, Deputy Director, ICDS,
Bullo Omo, Health Programme Manager, S Gyamar DPO, RMSA, Nangbia Rima, Coordinator
SSA sought to explore convergence of various programmes being implemented by
various departments. DIPRO
Koloriang, Roing ready for Mission Indradhanush
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Tirap District Task Force for immunization meeting was conducted
under the Chairmanship of Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha at his Office chamber
on Oct 9.
While appreciating the Tirap District Health Society, the DC emphasized upon village-wise
headcount of beneficiaries from 0 - 2 years of children including pregnant women
to be undertaken for 2nd round Mission Indradhanush scheduled from 7th November,
2015. The DC urged the DMO, DD (ICDS) to ask the ASHAS and Anganwadi workers to ensure
full coverage of targeted beneficiaries
Earlier, Dr. N. Lowang spoke on the objective and strategies of Mission Indradhanush
on proper and realistic micro planning and suggested for re-orientation of AWW/ASHAs
particularly in Lazu area.
Speaking on the occasion A. Lowangchha, DD (ICDS) threw light on head account of
children below 2 years and pregnant women by Anganwadi workers. She
said that all the ICDS workers being activated and asked to play a pro active role.
The important meeting was attended by DRCHO, DD (ICDS), DDSE Sontung Bangsia, ZPM,
Khela-Lamsa, Medical Superintendent and Medical staff.
Koloriang:Two day's workshop for launching Mission Indradhanush and pentavelant/IPV
was organised at Koloriang on Oct 7-8 by the District Health Society, Kurung Kumey.
The programme was attended by SMO, WHO Naharlagun and DRCHO Koloriang as resource
persons. Meanwhile the ZPM of Upper Koloriang, Bengia Tagar flagged off the mission
Indradhanush programme by giving 2 drop polio vaccine to a six month old baby of
Further a meeting on District Task Force for Immunization with special focus for
ongoing mission indradhanush programme was held at Koloriang today chaired by DC
Kurung Mamata Riba, Koloriang. DIPROs
TWMFT: An attempt to spot local
talents, popularize sports
[ Denhang Bosai ]
It will not be an exaggeration to say that all the roads in the sleepy little Khonsa
Township have been leading to the Nehru Stadium from the 19th September to 10th October
thanks to the prestigious Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament organized
by the Tirap district administration and sponsored by Wanglin Lowangdong and his
family in loving memory of late ThansenWangchadong, Rani of Borduria. The beautiful
game of football has generated so much enthusiasm and interest, especially among
the youth that be it offices, markets, schools, colleges, hospitals, bus-stops and
wherever people I meet, the main topic of discussion has been football and football
only. In every match the Nehru Stadium has been jam-packed with enthusiastic football
aficionados. Leave alone the youth, even the girls and women have been leaving behind
their household chores to witness the matches with as much interest as their male
counterparts. We have heard of Ping-Pong Diplomacy or Cricket Diplomacy between nations.
Haven't we? This speaks volumes about how important games and sports are in our lives.
These days, everyone I meet only asks me about the on-going football tournament
before exchanging our pleasantries. The young girls in office working on their computers
and laptops seriously without even looking at me would ask the same expected question
to me, "Sir, who won the football match yesterday?" So also my staffs in office and
people working in my residence have only one thing to know; the result of the last
football match. Even Sitaram, the oldest vegetable vendor in the Khonsa market while
weighing the vegetables I buy from him would ask, "Sir, aajka match kaunjeetahei?"
So, everybody has been directly or indirectly involved in the Thansen Wangchadong
Memorial Football Tournament being conducted at Khonsa. This is what games and sports
can do. I have no qualms about admitting that the sponsors, Lowangdong and his family
and the district administration have been successful to a great extent to unite the
people through football and generate great interest towards the game of football,
especially among the youth of the district.
Altogether 29 teams from all over Tirap district representing different clubs and
villages are actively partaking in the highest prize money football tournament. Barring
a few minor hiccups, the whole tournament has been peaceful and a very good camaraderie
is seen among the players of different teams. In a nutshell, it can be said that
the players are maintaining the high ideals of the spirit of sportsmanship which
should be appreciated by all.
After the knock-out rounds, quarter finals and the closely fought semi-finals, Khunnu
Youth FC will clash against Khonsa Bazaar FC in the grand finale at Nehru Stadium,
Khonsa on the 10th of October which will be graced by the young Nampong MLA Laisam
Simai. It may be recalled that the tournament was inaugurated by none other than
the Arunachal East Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering on the 19th of September at a glittering
opening ceremony. The winners will be richer by Rs 50,000/ along with the glittering
trophy and the runners-up will receive Rs 25,000. The most prized and the important
award for the 'most disciplined' team will get Rs 20,000. There are also individual
awards of Rs 5000 each for the best player, best goalkeeper and highest scorer. The
match officials from the 1st Assam Rifles have been very efficiently managing the
matches. The district administration, district Police, 1st Assam Rifles, 36 CRPF,
all the government departments and the committee members have been working hard to
make the tournament a grand success. Thanks to the Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football
Tournament, even the condition of Nehru Stadium has markedly improved.
The sponsor of the tournament Wanglin Lowangdong has this to say, "I am eternally
grateful and indebted to the district administration and the committee members for
organizing the Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament so efficiently. The
main aim and objective of organizing this football tournament is to spot local talents
and also popularize football, especially among the youth of Tirap district. I may
add here that Tirap district is lagging behind in the fields of games and sports
which we cannot afford in this age of cut-throat competition. The state government
has a sports policy in place wherein 5% reservation is kept for accomplished sportspersons
in all categories of government jobs. In Police department the reservation for the
sportspersons is 10%. So, we are making an honest and humble effort to enthuse and
instill a sense of love and keen interest for games and sports among our youths to
enable them take maximum advantage out of the seat reservation against sports quotas.
I must add here that the old Hindi adage 'padoge likhoge bano ge nawaab. Khelo ge
kudoge banoge kharaab' is no longer in vogue as today, games and sports are given
as much importance as academics the entire world over. Many great sportspersons have
become sporting Ambassadors of their respective countries. The sportspersons of different
games and sports are icons and idols of the youths. In conclusion, I am tempted to
say that the organizers of the ThansenWangchadong Memorial Football Tournament have
done their bit to popularize football in the district and also to enthuse the youths
of the insurgency-hit Tirap district to take sports seriously to make a career out
of it. (The writer can be reached at [email protected])
Bamin Tani Memorial Badminton Tourney
Dani Tanyang and Dangu Tagia win men’s doubles title
ZIRO, Oct 9: Dani Tanyang and Dangu Tagia of Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Ziro emerged
winner in men's doubles badminton while Takang Taku and Nengker Tado of Himalayan
Heritage School, Ziro were adjudged as Runner up in the final match of the Bamin
Tani Memorial Badminton Tournament -2015 played at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Hapoli
Dani Tanyang also defeated Takang Taku of Himalayan Heritage School, Ziro in the
men's single, while in women's single Dani Dilhyang of Govt. Hr. Secondary School,
Hija defeated Chukhu Martha of Govt. Secondary School, Hapoli in the final.
In the Essay Writing Competition 2015, Bamin Mamung of Hill Queen Educational Institute,
Ziro and Dugi Tara of ABYSS Institute of Science won 1st and 2nd prize respectively.
Addressing the valedictory function, Tanii Supun Dukun Secretary, Er. Tapi Tai urged
the organizing committee to give more importance on academic excellence. He further
suggested to conduct more literary event like debate and extempore speech competition
and assured to sponsor the prizes of extempore speech.
In his address, Lower Subansiri Badminton Association president, Er. Toko Otu described
the tournament as a landmark in an effort to encourage youth of Ziro plateau toward
badminton. He also assured the organizing committee to extend possible support in
the next edition of tournament.