Arunachal lawmakers seek early settlement of boundary row with Assam
2nd day of Legislative assembly session
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Cutting across party lines, the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
today sought early settlement of the boundary row with neighbouring state of Assam
in order to ensure peace and harmony among the people living in the disputed territories
in the foothill areas of Assam.
Kamthok Lowang (TMC) expressing concern over the boundary dispute with Assam has
called for expediting the one-man Boundary Commission for an early settlement of
the boundary row.
Raising the matter in the Assembly, Lowang referring to the recent incidents taken
place at Kamkuh Rusa village under Kanubari sub-division of Tirap district, urged
the state government to take up the issue with Assam for finding an early settlement.
Tension prevailed for ten days due to an economic blockade by different organizations
of Assam, he added.
Pointing to the disputed area at Kanubari in Tirap district bordering Sibsagar district
of Assam, Lowang said, ''Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, both ruled by the same party,
can easily settle the dispute through discussions.'' He further demanded the state
government to build a separate road route to avoid passing through Assam while commuting.
Laeta Umbrey (TMC) also termed the Arunachal-Assam boundary issue as very serious,
adding the situation in Kanubari was blown out of proportion by the Assam media and
provocative statements by vested interests made things worse.
Maintaining that the economic blockade caused a lot of hardship to the people of
the state living in the disputed area, Umbrey told the House that the intervention
of central government into the boundary dispute between the two states was a must.
Finance minister Setong Sena, while participating in the discussion, informed the
House that the situation at Kanubari turned volatile due to provocative reports by
the Assam media and people with vested interests, along with miscreants.
Sena, who had led a delegation to hold parleys with the Assam government recently
in Dispur, told the House that both the governments had decided to maintain peace
and normalcy in the disputed areas.
Sena informed that in future, the Assam government would take steps to lift the economic
blockades as decided by both the parties in the meeting.
The Finance minister told the House the situation was nipped in the bud with the
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu discussing with his Assam counterpart.
''The meeting also decided that the respective state government will take action
against armed miscreants on either side, Sena added. He further informed that both
the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments had decided to maintain status quo till
the one-man Boundary Commission submits its report.
Newlai Tingkhatra, local MLA of Kanubari, referring to the disputed areas along the
foothill areas of Assam, sought the support of the government to road connectivity
from Kanubari to Bogapani, consisting of eight or nine villages and also urged for
early establishment of various departments at the CO post there.
He further told the House that the legislators of Tirap at a meeting with the chief
minister were assured of a helipad at Longding and financial support for construction
of roads. Tea cultivation, oranges and Pan kheti are carried out in the foothill
areas and setting up industries in the area would immensely benefit the local people,
he said while pointing at the recent economic blockade which had put the people to
a lot of hardship and appealed to the government for taking it up with Assam for
finding an early settlement of the boundary dispute. Jomde Kena, MLA, urged the Assembly
to adopt an unanimous resolution for taking steps on Assam-Arunachal boundary disputes.
People living in disputed areas are constantly living in fear till an early settlement
on boundary dispute, Kena informed the house.
Referring to the disputed area in his constituency Likabali bordering Assam, Kena
pointed that the Union Home ministry while responding to Assam-Arunachal boundary
dispute had asked the Survey of India to conduct survey in Likabali area.
The MLA however regretted that except for temporary arrangements, the state governments
of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have not come forward to bring a permanent settlement
of the disputed areas.
Home minister Tako Dabi while giving a background of the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
boundary dispute informed the House that a high powered tripartite committee was
formed in 1979, consisting of central government officials and representatives of
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Dabi said that as per historical evidences and the demarcation of boundary existing
since the NEFA days, Arunachal has got valid reasons on demarcation of boundary in
the disputed areas which cannot be argued by Assam. He added that when the status
quo agreement is in place, peace needs to be maintained all along the disputed boundary
Dabi emphasized that there is urgent need to show restraint by both sides till the
one-man Boundary Commission comes up with a solution.
“Road map for development in the disputed boundary areas viz roads, hospitals besides
other infrastructures and above all the political will for an early solution to the
boundary imbroglio would work in the larger interest of both Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh,” Dabi added.
No rehabilitation: The government has said that despite surrender of 109 ultras
in Tirap district alone from 2003-2010, the state does not have a rehabilitation
package as it requires suitable origination for undertaking training of surrender
members in different trades while adding that the state lacks capacity in terms of
organization having requisite infrastructure among others to impart training. This
was informed by the Home Minister Tako Dabi to in a written statement.
He further said that there are presence of both factions of NSCN in Tirap and Changlang,
ULFA in Changlang, Lower Dibang, Lohit and East Siang District and NDFB in West and
East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Lower Dibang Valley and East and West Siang.
QUESTION HOUR: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today told the Assembly that the
process of regularization of SSA teachers has already started and would be done on
seniority basis. He said as per the new Education Policy, initiatives are on for
rationalization of teachers’ transfer and posting.
Replying to a supplementary from Phurpa Tsering seeking balance posting of teachers,
who tend to stay at district and circle HQs, the Minister said all DDSEs have been
directed to reshuffle the teachers on need basis in proportionate to number of students
in a particular school. He said as per new Education Policy, teachers will have to
compulsorily remain at their posting places - hard belt for 2 years (2+2+2), middle
belt - 3 years (3+3+3) and soft belt - 5 years (5+5+5) cycle-wise after every 10
The Minister said as part of provisions of RTE Act, all top-level officials must
go to the districts to personally see the teaching-learning process. The Secretary
cum Commissioner Education should visit each district once in a year, Director twice
in a year, Joint Director thrice and concerned DDSE would visit each school once
after every two months. Yesterday, he had told the House that the Principals/ Headmasters,
from now on, will also have to take the classes.
Siram, meanwhile, informed that the offices of DDSEs and Directorate would be computerized
soon containing records of teachers’ recruitment, date of joining, qualification,
CAMPA: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu told the House that so far, an amount of Rs 241.36
crore has been realized as net present value (NPV) against two hydro-electric projects
for diversion of forestland for non-forest use, out of which Rs 238.72 crore is lying
with Supreme Court and Rs 2.64 crore with Compensatory Afforestation Management and
Planning Authority (CAMPA), an adhoc body appointed by the Ministry of Environment
and Forests on the Apex Court’s direction.
CAMPA was mandated by a 2002 Supreme Court judgment to collect the compensation money
from projects that divert forestland for non-forest uses.
Khandu, also the Minister in-charge of Environment & Forest, said as per GOI guidelines,
the CAMPA funds are set for release that can be utilized for afforestation activities
in village level, forest including wildlife protection and management, catchment
area treatment to control soil erosion, etc.
ADMIN OFFICERS: Khandu told the House that 40 more posts of Circle Officers are being
created during this financial year to meet the shortage of COs in the State. Besides
this, 34 posts of Circle Officers have been given to the AP State Public Service
Commission for recruitment, said the CM while replying to a supplementary from Bamang
Felix, who drew the attention of the House that Phassang circle was going without
To another supplementary from Karya Bagang, Khandu said the AP State Pollution Control
Board had on August 25 last served a notice to the Banderdewa-based Satyam Group
of Industries asking it to install pollution control equipments to put a check on
BOARD: Horticulture Minister Honchun Ngandam, while responding to a supplementary
from Ralom Borang, informed the House that the govt has recently constituted an independent
Horticulture Marketing Board in order to decide the prices of locally produced horticulture
SAMTENG: Fisheries Minister Kalikho Pul informed that the govt has proposed to revive
the regional Coldwater Fisheries Project, Samteng established at Shergaon 15 years
back, through the Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research (Out Reach Activities)
Bhimtal (Nainital, Uttarakhand) and a DPR with an estimated cost of Rs 6.91 crore
has already been submitted to the GOI.
Bills: The Arunachal Pradesh Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and the Arunachal Pradesh
Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was passed by the Assembly by voice
Quotes of the day
=> Mein pehle baar utha hoon, sir, thoda kathin ho raha hain: PPA MLA Phurpha Tsering
=> Sirf ek rakhega. Aur sab wapis le lega: Bosiram Siram while responding to T N
Thongdok who informed the house that 20 computers at Kalaktang HS School is not being
=> Question no 4 has been left out: T N Thongdok who had three zero hour questions
=> Support nehi kar raha hai toh DPR centre ko kyun bhejega: Khaliko Pul responding
to a question.
=> Fund available kijiye, Hum land available karega: Tani Loffa seeking funds for
burial ground at Seppa
=> Ministers are evasive with their answers: Laeta Umbrey
=> Abhi bhi kafi log bahar hain: Jomde Kena upset fellow members who chose to take
a break while debate on border issue was on.
Khandu, Siram and Singh greet teachers
Itanagar, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Governor Gen J J Singh have
greeted the teaching community of the state on the Teacher’s Day.
CM appealed teaching fraternity to pledge to inculcate knowledge, unity and discipline
amongst the student community, impart quality education and to be a role model by
working harder to achieve the desired goal.
Celebrating Teachers Day is recognition of the devotion with which teachers undertake
the responsibility of educating a child, he further said.
Gen JJ Singh while extendeding best wishes to all the members of the teaching community
on the occasion of Teachers’ Day expressed his hope that the occasion will inspire
each one of them to rededicate themselves toward nation building.
The Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that “I fervently appeal to the teaching
community, the best minds of the society to strike hard to impart such education
to all by which character is framed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect
is expended and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.
IDEA marks the birth centenary of Mother Teresa with a medical camp
Boasimla, Sept 4: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) organised a free
medical camp and awareness program at St. Claret School, Boasimla to mark the birth
centenary of Nobel Peace laureate Mother Teresa on Sept 2. Free medicines were distributed
among the poor and needy patients.
Over 525 patients were treated in the free medical camp and awareness program. Over
300 special tests were conducted for Malaria and Hepatitis B since the area is predominant
with these illness. Dr. Subu Habung personally supplied the necessary medicines for
the patients with Hepatitis B, informed a release.
Minister PWD & UD Nabam Tuki pitched in by extending financial support for the immediate
procurement of the medicines for the free medical camp.
Dr. Sabu Habung Medical superintendent of District Hospital, Ziro readily supported
this initiative of IDEA and coordinated the medical personnel to reach out to the
sick and suffering in the Lower Subansiri District while Dr. Nishing, Addl. Director
of Health Services and State Programme Officer and Dr. Hage Tam, Joint Director also
provided medical support for the camp, said a IDEA release.
A health awareness session by Dr. Subu Habung was also part of the camp where he
enlightened the patients on malaria prevention, mother & child care and basic health
Consultative meet opposes mega dam
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The consultative meeting on hydro power issue held under the banner
of Subansiri Upper Basin Project Grievances & Redresal Committee criticized the Government
for reckless signing of MOA with power developers in Subansir Upper Basin without
taking consent of the local indigenous people.
Taking strong exception to the MoA signing spree, the Committee said that by doing
so the government has intentionally violated the norms of the World Commission on
Dam. Describing such act by the Government undemocratic and authoritarian action,
the committee said that it would not tolerate and will never compromise with the
safety and security of the future of indigenous people. It also vowed to fight unto
death against the decision and unravel the real truth behind the signing of MoAs
despite stiff opposition from the nook and corners of the state. The central electrical
authority had identified seven hydro projects in Subansiri Upper Basin in its preliminary
hydro potential ranking study. Of these, Subansiri Upper, Oju-I, Oju-II and Nava
have been entered into MOA recently. The remaining three projects namely, Nalo, Dingsar
and Nyare are in process of signing MoA. The Oju-I and Oju-II are situated in the
periphery of the international boundary with China.
If the Centre allows to install such a mega dam in this locality it will definitely
be a great threat to the nation in the event of war between the two Asian Super Power,
the release said. The committee sought the intervention of Union Defense Ministry
in this regard and demanded stringent punishment for those leaders and the authorities
who are responsible for execution of MOA for construction of mega dams in such a
As per the CEA study, Subansiri Upper basin has several discrepancies and the study
did not consider certain status viz .storage type, height of the dam, length of the
head race tunnel, international, interstate aspects, accessibility to site and impact
of upstream and downstream status of the project. Moreover, the people of Upper Subansiri
District have experienced two major earthquakes in the year 1897 and 1950 where mass
devastation took place and bursting of natural dam due to blockage of the Subansiri
River caused several of its tributaries change their course.
Meanwhile, the Subansiri Upper Basin Project Redressal and Grievances Committee has
decided to hold open debate on mega dam exclusively for civil society at Daporijo
wherein five legislators of the district, public leaders, bureaucrats, technocrats,
NGO’s and students organization would be invited to generate public opinion for concrete
and tangible decision. The committee also resolved to constitute an expert committee
drawn from different discipline and field to study the feasibility and viability
of the proposed hydro project. Besides these the committee also proposed to create
a volunteer front called Subansiri Bachao Sena in order to counter any sinister designed
to sell out our ancestral land, water, life and property.
Society questions Apang arrest
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Heche Welfare Society expressed its deep anguish over the “indifferent
attitude” of the State Govt despite strong resentment expressed by various organizations
regarding arrest of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang.
Reacting to the denial of state Govt that it has any role in arrest of Gegong Apang
by SIC in the PDS scam saying that it is the subject matter of the Gauhati HC,
the Society said by saying this the state Govt is trying to befool the public.
Pointing out the people’s demand for handing over the case to CBI, the Society said
the state Govt should direct the SIC to arrest all those persons involved in the
PDS scam. It further said that at the same time the Govt should appeal the high court
to hand over the multi-crore PDS scam to Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) to unearth
the truth and to nail the real culprits who have emblazed such huge public amount.
The Society further said that State Govt failed to show its maturity in handling
the issue and could not convince its people regarding appointment and role of SIC
Why only Apang was arrested and others were let loose, the Society questioned while
adding that Apang was only a witness in the multi-crore PDS scam, he is not an accused.
When witness could be arrested why the prime accused were allowed to roam freely,
the Society further questioned.
Regarding transfer of PDS case to the Lakhimpur, Society asked whether the state
govt has appealed Guwahati High court for trial of the case at High Court Permanent
Bench at Naharlagun? Is the High Court Permanent Bench Naharlagun is not competent
enough to try such case? The Govt should shoulder its responsibility instead of
treating Apang as opposition leader and allowing the police to treat him 'like a
criminal, the society said. Is there someone within the Congress party playing the
role of opposition like a wolf in sheep's cloth to destabilize the successful Govt
under the able and dynamic leadership of Dorjee Khandu?, The Society questioned.
Society further said that Apang during his tenure as CM had banned the head load
system of PDS and introduced airlifting system in order to check the monopoly of
the PDS contractors , deptt officers and for the benefit of needy and poor persons.
Now the people prefer for delivery of PDS item through airlift facilities.
The society rued that Apang was reportedly scheduled to meet UPA chairperson Sonia
Gandhi on Aug 25, but he was arrested by SIC lead by SP M.S. Chouhan on Aug 24
in suspicious manner.
There is no dearth of efficient police officers who could be made IO to handle the
PDS case in a mature way, the Society said while adding that appointment of M.S.
Chauhan a ‘tainted police officer’ who was put under suspension during Apang’s regime
as Investigation Officer created more confusion.
The PIL had been filed in 2004 in connection to multi-crore PDS scam with good intention
for welfare of the public, not against any particular individual, it added.
AdiSU dubs hydro power meeting stage managed
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has smelt conspiracy in the Chief Minister’s
proposed official meeting with the protestors of Lower Siang Hydro Electric project
on Sept 7 as most of the delegates being invited to the meeting are pro dam, said
an AdiSU release.
Claiming that 31 out of 40 tentative delegates invited to meeting are pro-dam, AdiSU
said that anti-dam protestors of West Siang district have not been informed of it
although 28 villages of the district are identified as affected in EIA report.
It said that non-invitation of adequate representatives from AdiSU/anti-dam activists
reflects Govt’s ill-intention to resolve matter in its favour.
‘Any decision taken in the meeting would be nullified by the AdiSU and the movement
against the Lower Siang Hydro Project would continue till the last breath’, said
Tapu Mibang president AdiSU. The AdiSU terming the meeting convened as an insult
has decided not to attend the meeting said that it won’t let any anti dam protestor
to be victimized and hunted. Nullifying the meeting the union stated that it is a
stage managed meeting for a pro dam outcome. Though the AdiSU has been vehemently
leading the anti dam protests from the front but only two representatives from the
union have been invited and total of nine delegates out of the forty tentative delegates
have been genuinely opposing the project, asserted the union. The anti dam protestors
of West Siang were not made aware of the meeting though twenty eight villages of
West Siang would be affected by the project and the people protesting against the
project from the villages have not been invited, added AdiSU. The preparation of
the delegates list itself by the East Siang district administration, which is a part
of the government is mockery of the meeting, said T. Mibang said.
Further, the majority of the delegates invited for the meet are from none descript
pro dam organisations with vested interests which have been created recently by the
backing of Jaypee associates, alleged AdiSU.
Union defer bandh
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has decided to defer the proposed
Bandh Call on Sept 6. This decision came after the Chief Minister assured to look
into their demands following a meeting with the Union along with students representatives
from Papumpare, Kurung Kumey, East Kameng, Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri.
The demands of the Union include establishment of National Institute of Technology
(NIT) at Jote Kampo, Papumpare and Polytechnic College at Yachuli and declaration
of Kara Dadi as National Park in East Kameng, roads from Itanagar to Balukpong via-
Seijosa, Doimukh to Gerukhamukh via Kimin, Tamin to Tali and road from Chayang Tajo
to Nyapin, Khandu and Hydro Power Projects in Kurung Kumey and East Kameng. The Union
has also decided to hold a consultative meeting very soon with the Nyishi Elite Society
(NES), Nyishi Legislature Forum and Senior citizens of the community for further
course of action.
Golf open for public
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: A new Golf Driving Range --the first of its kind in the entire
NE region-- has opened at Chimpu, Itanagar.
According to a release issued by the Director of Sports and Youth Affairs, persons
who wish to take up golf as sporting hobby can practice at the range from Tuesday
to Sunday. The department will provide golf clubs and balls to those who come to
practice free of cost on returnable basis.
The Golf driving range has been developed under the guidance of Arunachal Pradesh
Governor Gen. (Retd.) JJ Singh.
Flood at Chambang
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Flood water of river Sike and Pire in Rongte-Rite under Chambang
circle of Kurung Kumey district caused heavy damage in the area. Heavy flood on 1st
September damaged paddy fields, bridges, houses, government infrastructure including
campus of government ME school and sub-health centre. Even one person is reported
to have lost his life in the flood.
Abu Dindo Welfare Society has requested higher authority and all well wishers to
come out and help the flood victim. Society informed that due to destruction of cultivable
land by flood, people of area are gearing up for serious problem in coming days.
It has urged all people including political leaders and businessmen of Kurung Kumey
district to help locals in this hour of crisis. Meanwhile ZPM Chambang, Gora Tagung
has drawn the attention of local MLA Takam Tagar and deputy commissioner Kurung Kumey
Bidol Tayeng towards this devastating flood.
He urged them to restore road communication at the earliest and also pleaded for
immediate sanction of relief for flood victim.
Rongte Rite Anchal Samity member Dindo Yanak in a release appealed the state Govt,
public leaders, business community and well-wishers to extend helping hand to flood
The wrath of unemployment
The grim and growing unemployment situation has flared up the social unrest within
our state, compelling the educated unemployed youths (EUY) to trust and rely on the
time-tested backdoor policy rather than the government’s employment policy. Such
psychological alteration has made our state a fertile ground for a Natwarlal or a
Charles Shobraj to sell fake dreams to EUY for an exorbitant fee. And to own those
fake dreams the EUY are selling or pawning their movable or immovable properties
and in the process are being cheated by the swindlers and shown the door of poverty.
In fact, cheating cases once were alien in our state and it always surprised us when
we read it on newspapers or heard it from neighbors, pondering how people can be
duped with hollowed hopes and mere talks. But now we know how necessity can sabotage
Ironically, the wrath of unemployment has shattered the hopes and aspiration of the
EUY. The inability of the government to create jobs is navigating the optimistic
and youthful energies towards the erroneous path. Presently, the desperate EUY are
trying all the procedures, right or wrong to own that prosperous phase of life. Unfortunately,
along with the government, fate has also decided to deceive them.
In 2009, 20 EUY from Jairampur were duped Rs 20,000 each by a Delhi based company
by promising jobs at reputed call centers. In expectation of a new life the innocent
boys paid the demanded amount but only to be betrayed in the end.
In another case, during 2008, more than 400 youths from in and around Bordumsa circle
were taken for a ride after they paid Rs 1.80 lacs to Rs 2 lacs for Rs 40,000 salaried
job in Oil and Natural Gas Company in Assam. Couple of months later the company was
busted by the Assam police as it was a bogus company. The proprietor - two belonging
to Assam absconded but the 4 co-conspirators from Bordumsa were apprehended by the
Assam Police in Guwahati. It was a 6 crore swindling case. All the money was accumulated
from the EUY belonging to Bordumsa and various parts of Assam as an amount for providing
Such incidents reveal about the frustration of the EUY and about their belief that
the system has been brutally assassinated. In such depressing backdrop it won’t be
surprising if they opt for a revolution - an armed revolution.
Moreover, it’s very perplexing that the government is only concentrating on establishing
new educational institutes in a backdrop where they don’t have avenues to engage
those students once they graduate as professionals. It’s ludicrous to expect economic
prosperity without creation of jobs. And without jobs, it’s an approaching veracity
that the EUY will gradually drift away into the oblivion - out of sight and out of
In conclusion, what is the use of such development that doesn’t create jobs for the
locals and what is the use of such prosperity that we don’t have the right to claim
our share? (The writer can be reached at [email protected])
Summer Cup Football begins today
ITANAGAR, Sep 4: MVFC will play against NERIST football team in the opening match
of the 2nd Papum Pare Summer Cup Invitational Football Championship 2010 at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow.
All the 16 participating teams are divided into four groups with winner and runners
up teams of each group qualifying for the quarterfinals. The teams are, (Gr.‘A’)
MVFC, FC Senki Valley, MMUFC, NERIST; (Gr. ‘B’) BTFC, SLSA, MDFC, Jomrie YS-XI; (Gr.
‘C’) CCSC, Game Zone, BAES, AUSC (Gr. ‘D’) IRBn, Doimukh FC, LYFC, GHSS, Polo Colony)
The second match of the day will be played between BTFC andYS-XI).
Quarterfinals round matches will be held on September 17 and 18 while semifinals
would be held on September 19 and 20. The grand finale would be played on September
Local MLA Techi Kaso will attend the inaugural function as chief guest while AAPSU
president Takam Tatung would be the guest of honour.
Arunachal has potential in Taekwondo, Karate & Weightlifting
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) Technical Committee chairman
PA Gurung appealed to the Arunachalee youth to come forward and practice Taekwondo,
the art of self defence, with more vigour.
Gurung, who was on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh, said in a meeting today
that he has seen immense talents, especially in Taekwondo, Karate and Weightlifting
among Arunachalee youths and appealed to the State Government to spend money for
He asked All Arunachal Taekwondo Association to fulfill TFI directives by constituting
its district committees by the end of this month. Gurung, who is also member of National
Disciplinary Committee of TFI and vice president of Delhi Taekwondo Association,
informed that the schedule for the State Open Taekwondo Championship would be finalized
during his next visit to the state in the first week of October.
Meanwhile, the nomenclature of All Arunachal Taekwondo Association has been renamed
as Arunachal Taekwondo Association (ATA).
Kipa Kaha, the newly elected president of ATA, appealed to TFI president Harish Kumar
and Secretary General T.Praveen Kumar and Gurung to give more attention to North-East,
particularly Arunachal Pradesh, for development of the sports.
Earlier, L. Sokun Singh, Chairman, Technical Committee, Arunachal Taekwondo Association
highlighted various problems of his association before the visiting TFI official.
The meeting was attended by all the new executive members of ATA.
Panchayat leaders support head load carriage
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: While lauding the state Govt for its approval of head load carriage
system of PDS commodities in Kurung Kumey district, the panchayat leaders of the
district in its meeting held on Sept 3 at Naharlagun said that airdropping in interior
areas could not be materialised on regular basis, especially during monsoon season,
due to weather condition.
The meeting attended by ZPMs and Anchal Samity chairpersons observed that in some
circles like Phassang and Gangte Tarak there is neither dropping zone nor landling
ground, as such head load carriage system is inevitable. Pointing out the demand
of the students for air dropping of ration items, the panchayat leaders said, the
Govt can change their decision, but neither the Govt nor the district students union
can change the weather conditions and phenomenon of nature. Therefore, decision
for air dropping of ration items will not wise enough, rather it would aggravate
the problems, the meeting said.
Endorsing the decision of head load carriage system, the panchayat leaders resolved
to ensure strict monitoring of the PDS so that the ration items reach to the beneficiaries.
They further resolved that PDS bill will not processed until it is confirmed that
the beneficiaries are satisfied with the system.
Science graduates offer its services
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Taking note of the problem of shortage of teachers especially that
of science and mathematics in government run schools, which are being repeatedly
raised by various student unions and NGOs, All Arunachal General Science Graduate
Association wanted to know why government is keeping silent on whole issue. The association
in a meeting held today discussed various problems faced by the general science students.
Association informed that there are around 900 general science graduate and post
graduate in state of which some are unemployed, some working as contractual teacher
under SSA and many working in private schools. This pool of talent can be used by
government for recruitment of regular science and mathematics teacher in state run
schools, the association added. Further it informed that every year hundred of science
graduates and post graduates passes out from various colleges of state which government
should make use of.
Dadabhai Naoroji remembered
ITANAGAR, Sept. 4: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) celebrated the 185th
birth anniversary of Dadabhai Naoroji at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today.
The celebration began with floral tribute to the great leader followed by felicitation
of resource persons.
Haryom Bam, chairman, public grievances Cell, highlighted the important role played
by Naoroji for uplift of Indian society during 18th century.
APCC general secretary Tachu Hina described Naoroji as patron of youths and great
revolutionary among the business community.
Resource person Sekha Bhattacharjee spoke about his life and achievements. She described
his as great human.
Tongam Nyodu, another resource person, said that Dadabhai was the glowing example
of how people can achieve desired goal with sheer determination, dedication and hardwork.
NSUI president, Kafa Bagang also spoke on the occasion.
The function was attended by all the state office bearers and frontal heads.
Solung celebrated at Tuting
TUTING, Sep 4: The three-day cultural extravaganza of Solung culminated here in the
wee hours of September four with Polung continuing till 7 am.
Traditional dance competitions, football and free medical camp by Army were some
of the main highlights of the festival.
Army provided free medical checkup, medicines and trauma services throughout the
festival celebration where more than 320 locals are reported to have benefitted.
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The Pushi Bango Students’ Union has postponed its second phase
bandh call to Sept 20 next. This decision was taken after the assurance given by
the DC Amjad Tak to fulfil its demand for posting of sufficient number of teachers
to Pushi Bango area. It further said, its 24-hour first phase bandh passed off peacefully.
Hunting, finishing banned
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The executive members of Shalleyi Anchal Welfare Society (SAWA)
along with the Panchayat leaders conducted a joint survey of Shalleyi area recently
and found unnecessary tree felling. The society also seized charcoal and timber
from the area. The members strictly prohibited hunting, fishing and use of bleaching
power in their area and warned that violators of ban order will face punishment under
relevant laws of the Govt.
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: All Banderdewa Circle Students’ Union has appealed to the Education
Department to post sufficient teachers at Primary School Tani Hapa, Middle School
Pichola and Durpang Middle School within Banderdewa circle.
Describing the plight of students due to insufficient teachers in the above mentioned
schools, the circle students union demanded for posting of teachers in the newly
adopted 30:1 student-teachers ratio.
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Nationalist Congress Party, West Siang district unit has alleged
that the land belonging to West Siang district is bargained out to East Siang for
petty vested interest.
Stressing the need of open debate between the villagers of Kadu in East Siang and
Daring in West Siang district, NCP district unit president Yomkar Riba in a release
today alleged that the Home Minister is fishing in trouble water by enrolling
the West Siang people without having boundary meeting between the two neigbouring
districts. The NCP leader said that there should be administrative approval before
formulating inter-district electoral roll and in case of transfer of land. The NCP
unit appealed the higher authorities to look into matter.
Irani to visit Itanagar
ITANAGAR: National President BJP Mahila Morcha Smriti Irani is arriving in Itanagar
on Sept 7 to address the State Executive meeting of the BJP Mahila Morcha, Arunachal
Many state issues particularly the problems and prospects of the women of the state
will be discussed during the state executive meeting. The actress turned politician
has further expressed her willingness to discuss women issues of the state with other
ANSU seeks support for wonder boy Teji
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Students’ Union has appealed the people of the state and region
to support Toko Teji, who is set to perform at the quarterfinals of the “India’s
got talent”, a Sony TV Show.
He Drummer’s performance will be telecast live on Sept 11 with the Voting line opened
from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am Sept 12. .
A student of class XII, Teji impressed the judges during the qualifying rounds with
his electric performance.
Ogrs raise voice on autonomy demand
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Youth Association, Lower Subansiri Unit has said that demand
of Ziro Autonomous Council is not justified as the plateau is not deprived from developmental
activities. It however demanded that the district headquarters be shifted from Ziro
to Yachuli or Raga. The association further said that because of non availability
of land people from outside the plateau are faced with many problems.
Meanwhile, All Lower Susansiri Youth Organisation has appealed the Apatani community
to withdraw the demand of autonomous district council for Ziro valley. Ziro, being
the important place since NEFA days, establishment of headquarter at Ziro valley
by the Govt was a positive step for welfare of all communities in the Subansiri belt,
the organization added.
ITANAGAR: The result of Master in Philosophy (M.Phil) written test conducted on 16th
and 17th of August by department of AITS and Zoology, Commerce, Geography, Hindi,
History, Political Science and Botany has been declared by Rajiv Gandhi University.
Further it has been informed that Viva-Voice examination will be completed by 17th
of this month.
RGU has also declared revaluation and re-checking result of BA IIIrd year (both honours
Demands for clearance of bills
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) has
reiterated its demand to the state Government for immediate release of genuine PDS
pending bills. The CEC of the association, which met here today, also demanded CBI
investigation on SPA.
Arunachal Law Students Union has called for early settlement of the PDS pending bills
issue. The union said delay in payment of bill will result in increase of liability
of the Govt over the pending bills as per the judgment of the court.
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: All Puyu Panchayat Youth Welfare Association (APPYWA) has conducted
a social service at Govt Middle School compound, Pilla on Aug 29 last. Meanwhile,
in a coordination meeting hunting, fishing, timber cutting have been prohibited under
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Koloriang, Damin, Parsi-Parlo & Sarli Students Union has expressed
grief over sad demise of Yangfo Tapo, who was Anchal Chairperson of Sarli administrative
circle and one of the bright young leader of area. All Sarli Youth Welfare Association
has also condoled the death of Yangfo Tapo and prayed for the eternal peace of departed