Final plan for centenary celebration of Pasighat chalked out
Siram calls for cooperation
PASIGHAT, Sept 25: The Centenary Celebration Committee (CCC) Pasighat today unanimously
decided to organize the four-day celebration beginning from 14th January, 2011 next
at the general ground, Pasighat.
The decision was taken in a meeting convened by the DC-cum-Chairman, Centenary Celebration
Committee (CCC) Onit Panyang in presence of the Education Minister Bosiram Siram,
Nanom Jamoh Advisor to Chief Minister, CCC Organizing Secretary T. Darang DFO (T),
SP Aloke Kumar, all the committee chairmen and secretaries and local leaders at Pasighat
Siram while addressing the house appealed one and all to contribute generously for
making the celebration a grand success. He urged the employees to donate their one-day
salary for the noble cause. He also appealed all the heads of the department, entrepreneurs,
academic institutions and general public to keep clean their respective office, residents
and business establishments.
Siram also called upon the authorities concerned to complete the road maintenance
works of the Town within the second week of November’10 for which necessary funds
have already been allotted to the Urban Development.
He also urged the SE Power to install all the nine High Power Musk Towers immediately
at various places of the Pasighat and appealed all the HODs to convince their respective
higher authorities to provide extra funds for beatification of Pasighat town.
After a marathon discussion, it was decided that a “Centenary Pillar” would be constructed
at the Dying Ering Memorial Park near Siang Guest House.
Among other issues, the committee discussed about the formal inauguration of Raneghat
Bridge, lying of foundation stones of Polytechnic College, Ayush hospital by the
VVIPs during the celebration.
There will be various Indigenous cultural presentations and prominent artistes from
in and outside the state would also be invited to enthrall Pasighatians as well as
the visitors during the celebration. The Directorate of IPR would conduct a photo
exhibition with precious photographs of the state. DIPRO
Apang family blast media for distorted report
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The family members of Gegong Apang strongly reacted to the news
item published in one of the local dailies on Sept 24 that had alleged that former
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister wrote his own medical report to avoid appearance
in the court at North Lakhimpur on PDS scam.
Blasting the media for not cross checking facts before going to print, a press release
from the family informed that the SIC Investigation Officer M S Chauhan, considering
health conditions of Apang had suggested that he record his inability to appear before
the court due to ill health.
When Apang enquired whether this will serve the legal purpose in the court, SP Chauhan
responded in affirmative and advised him to do so, family informed adding that as
advised, Apang had no other alternative but to write that he was suffering from acute
diarrhea and it was “written as a patient, not as a doctor”, as made out in the news
Giving the details of the health status of former Chief Minister, the press release
stated that Apang is a chronic diabetic and hypertensive patient and was complaining
of severe loose motion and abdominal pain and discomfort since Sept 22 night and
had continued to suffer when the SIC officials reached next day to take him to North
Lakhimpur to produce before the court. Due to dehydration, Apang was also complaining
of giddiness and persistent discomfort, which was informed to the nurse and the doctor.
The family questioned why SIC officials had not gotten Apang re-examined by the doctor
if they had any doubt about his health condition instead of advising him to write
his health condition himself.
The family said that the reporting was malicious and with an intention to malign
and tarnish the image as well as reputation of former Chief Minister in the eyes
of the public.
The family further said that it would be appropriate if the media could take extra
care while reporting such sensitive incident without any bias so that people continue
to repose their faith and trust on the press. It added that publishing of such biased
news item shall not dent the hard-earned image and reputation of former Chief Minister.
To the contrary, such biased reporting shall only damage the image and the credibility
of the press, release added.
Govt urged to take action against hate campaign
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges Forum has taken exception to hate campaign
started against Likhabali MLA Jomde Kena and AAPSU President Takam Tatung by elements
of NLCT. Recently it had emerged that posters were splashed across Likhabali town
accusing Tatung of being student leader of MPs, MLAs and also blaming him for arrest
of NLCT cadres. Forum while criticizing such anti-social act, wondered why Dorjee
Khandu led state government is not taking enough steps to check such underground
group. They further wanted to know whether any politicians of state are directly
or indirectly encouraging this particular underground group. Forum has appealed to
the state chief minister and home minister to take immediate action against such
unscrupulous group and book them under law.
All East Siang District Student’s Union (AESDSU) has also strongly condemned the
unwarranted hate campaign launched against AAPSU President Takam Tatung by an anti-social
organization. The Union stated AAPSU under present leadership of Takam Tatung has
achieved remarkable success and various students and youth oriented subject has been
taken up during this period. AESDU while appealing state government to investigate
the whole incident has also urged student communities of Arunachal to back their
leader in this moment of crisis.
Kri conducts surprise visit to Tawang STS
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Parliamentary secretary transport, Karikho Kri visited State Transport
Services, Tawang yesterday unannounced. The surprise visit was carried out to find
out the ground realities of the station.
While congratulating the Station Superintendent Khoda Tajang for achieving the highest
revenue percentage in the first quarter, he advised him and his official staff to
work sincerely to achieve the revenue target fixed by the Government in the coming
quarter as well.
While responding to a memorandum submitted by the Station Superintendent, he assured
him to provide two new APSTS buses and also to take step for overall development
of the Tawang Station.
Citizens threaten agitation on PRC issue
ITANAGAR, sept 25: The members of Tangsa Cultural and Literary Society (TCLS), Panchayat
Members, public leaders, students of Changlang South and Changlang North Assembly
Constituencies, and members of Tutsa tribe in a meeting held at Changlang Circuit
House today resolved to launch a phase wise agitation, if the state Govt sticks
with its decision of granting PRC to the Non APSTs in Changlang and Lohit district.
While condemning the Govt decision the meeting felt that Changlang district has always
been the target of the government for dumping all the unwanted problems of the state.
After the recent incident at Mpen under Miao circle and Diyun circle, the decision
to grant PRC to Non APSTs is like adding salt to the wounds of the peace loving people
of the area, the meeting observed and appealed the Govt to revoke the govt. Office
Memorandum NO. POL-193/2004/453 dated 24th June'2010.
Seminar on Social issues: Child Marriage, Polygamy and Status of Women in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The department of Sociology, Don Bosco college, Itanagar has
organized a one-day seminar on Social issues: child marriage, polygamy and status
of women in Arunachal Pradesh at college premises here on Sept 25.
The seminar was inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women chairperson
Komoli Mossang as chief guest. In her inaugural speech Komoli Mossang lauded the
college for taking up these social issues which are also concern of the world today.
She highlighted the constitutional right of equality and fair treatment for women
in the Indian constitution. It was pointed out that the contribution of women is
not really counted in the society. The chief gust emphasized the importance of creating
a massive awareness for the empowerment of women especially in the rural areas.
She also throws a pertinent question to the participants-- in spite of all the verbal
discussions what concrete steps are done for the empowerment of women?
Mamta Riba, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health, Arunachal Pradesh and member
secretary of APSCW exposed the traditional status of women, child marriage and polygamy
in Arunachal Pradesh. She highlighted the legal rights of women and the measures
taken to help women to gain their rights in particular situation. She encouraged
the women participants to assert their due rights for a just and civilized society.
Earlier, introducing the seminar the principal, Dr. Sebastian Karottpuram, presented
the complex issues to be discussed in the seminar. He also praised the contribution
of Komoli Mossang and Mamta Riba to the society in their various capacities. Students
of BA III Year presented research papers in the seminar. The seminar was enriched
by the interaction of the students, staff and the resource persons.
Resenting voice raises against Govt decision to grant PRC to Non-APST
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: With each passing day state government’s decision to issue permanent
residential certificate (PRC) to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang districts is getting
into the nerve of the people of this state. More and more number of student bodies,
political parties and civil societies are expressing serious concern over this development.
Today All East Siang District Student’s Union (AESDSU) blasted govt. of Arunachal
for committing such a ‘heinous crime’ against tribal people of the state. The union
termed this move of the govt. as biased and anti-tribal and a measure to de-establish
the very existence of the tribal.
With this, the govt has once again proved that it is busy in chopping out issues
against the interest of the indigenous people of the state. The Union also termed
this act of the govt. as one of the wildest blunder in the history of Arunachal Pradesh
which is not going to rear any positive development rather an impact more devastating
than that of the Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the world war
II. The Union also termed this move contradictory to the “Bengal Eastern Frontier
Regulation of 1873”which was a step adopted to protect the tribal’s of Arunachal
against the exploitative rich plain people.
As per the state govt. granting of PRC to non- APST was done under the directive
of the Supreme Court of India, but one should not forget that it’s only a “directives”
and constitutionally it holds that “directives” cannot be imposed though it is from
the Supreme Court of India. The Union also questioned why didn’t the Govt protest
against this draconian directive of the SC when they clearly knew that our state
is a 100% tribal state regulated by “Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873”.Therefore,
the Union appeal the state govt. to immediately revoke this SC directive and work
comprehensively for the welfare of the indigenous tribal people of the state.
All Tagin Students Union has demanded immediate cancellation of government decision
to issue PRC to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang district. ATSU has asked AAPSU to
continue fighting against this decision to safeguard interest of tribal people. Union
further has requested AAPSU to check status of those non-APST men who after marrying
APST girl are easily getting ST and PRC. Unemployed Arunachalee Engineer’s Association
(UAEA) has also criticized state government for issuing PRC to non-APST in Lohit
and Changlang. Union which has been fighting for 100% job reservation for APST in
various engineering service of Arunachal has termed this as historic error committed
by this government and many generation Arunachalee will not forgive them for this
Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Clans Youth Organization (AAPATCYO),
All Papum Poma Student’s Union (APPSU) and All Upper Subansiri District Student’s
Union (AUDSU) have extended supported to the movement initiated by All Arunachal
Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) against the state government’s decision of granting
PRC to non-APSTs.
Campaign launched across NE in support of Toko Teji
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Arunachal Citizens Right chairman Bamang Tago has launched a rigorous
campaign throughout the North East state to garner support for music prodigy Toko
Teji of Arunachal Pradesh, who has made it to the finals of India’s Got Talent- Khoj
Addressing a press meet at Guwahati today, Tago appealed to the people of the entire
Northeast to extend their support to Teji and make the region swell with pride. Its
time to declare for another time that North East is not all about violence but is
full of talent, waiting only for exposure and a platform, he said. Tago said given
the right opportunity and attention people of the North East can stand at par with
anyone, North East can be the pride of India.
Reminding the NE people of their support for Sorabhi and Debojit, winners of talent
shows, Tago said time has again come for the people of the North East to unite and
vote for Teji. If Teji emerges the winner of the reality show, not only the North
East would have stamped another presence in the national mainstream but Arunachal
Pradesh, despite its backwardness, would have established an identity.
Meanwhile, the Students’ Union, Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar appealed all
sections of the society to vote for Toko Teji, the pride of Arunachal Pradesh who
has entered the finals of “India Got Talent Khoj-2”. To make Toko Teji win,
SMS TT to 56882.
NSS Day observed page
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The NSS Day was observed in a befitting manner at Chongkham
Social service by NSS in the Chongkham township and Tree plantation in the School
complex were organized on the occasion. This was followed by Quiz competition on
the NSS day. Nitesh Nandi, Ikbal Bahar Choudhary and Rohit Upadhyay (all NSS volunteers)
secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
Addressing the meeting held on the occasion Principal of GHSS Chongkham D.Koyu called
upon the NSS volunteers to work hard to fulfill the objectives of NSS for overall
development of our country. Presiding over the meeting A.Singh (S/T) appealed the
NSS volunteers to work hard to maintain the unity, integrity and communal harmony
of our country.
While programme officer M.Ali explained in detail the overall objective of NSS, the
NSS volunteers delivered their valuable speeches an various national, social and
economical issues. The resource persons D.P.Singh (S/T), R.K.Pathk (J/T), B.Upadhyay
(J/T) also spoke on various national and social issues. Besides NSS volunteers,
large number of students from CHongkham took part in it.
Training prog on impact of climate change
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Two days training programme on impact of climate change was organized
by State Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Pasighat,
Arunachal Pradesh and Extension Education Institution, Assam Agriculture University,
Jorhat (Assam) on 23rd and 24th sept, 2010.
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) has
supported the demand of West Siang DCSD chief organizer and Gasheng GPM chairperson
to exclude Gasheng village from Dibang Dihang Biosphere.
Although Government is spending crores of rupees for the DDB, the villagers are not
getting any benefit from it, AAPHWS, in a release said and urged the authority to
exclude the village from the proposed project.
ALSSU demands resignation
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: All Lower Subansiri Students Union (ALSSU) has demanded resignation
of the four MLAs who are allegedly involved in the PDS scam.
Condemning all the 96 accused in the PDS scam, the union said accused MLAs have no
right and credibility to hold such authoritative positions anymore. ALSSU further
said that Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu was left with no alternatives but to resign
from the chief minister ship owning morale responsibility for his son’s alleged involvement
in the scam.
AKKDSU defer bandh
ITANAGAR: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU), in its general council
meeting today deferred its proposed 12-hr Kurung Kumey bandh on September 29 to October
four respecting the appeal from DDSE to defer the bandh call for a hassle-free conduction
of CBSE summative examination, 2010 of Class IX and X in the district.
Blood donation camp
ITANAGAR: Coinciding with the National Blood Donation Day, Arunachal Capital Students’
Union of Monpa’s (ACSUM) is organizing a blood donation camp at Rama Krishna Mission
Hospital (RKMH) on October One. The association called upon one and all to come forward
and donate blood voluntarily to help poor and needy patients.
Relief sought for fire victims
ITANAGAR: Donyi Colony Welfare Committee appealed to the authority concerned to provide
emergency relief to the fire victims of the colony. According to the committee release,
properties, including important original documents of three residents of the colony
were lost during a fire accident on September 24 at around 11.30 pm.