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National Seminar on renewal energy technology

Itanagar, Sept 01: The Department of Mechanical Engineering of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, is organising a two days National Seminar on ‘Renewable Energy Technology: Issues and Prospectus (RETIP - 2011) in institute’s new seminar hall on Sept 2 and 3. The programme is sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Several renowned academicians from the leading academic institutions in the country and NERIST faculty will deliver the invited lectures on various matter related to Renewable Energy Technology: Issues and Prospectus.



ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Kipa Tete and Bamang Taigh have been elected as president and general secretary of Raktam Colony Welfare Committee.

Manphua Wangsu, Panjam Wangsu and Pholem Wangnow have been elected as president, vice president and general secretary respectively of Wancho Students’ Union (WSU) in its 6th general election held at Longding recently.

Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Youth Association (APUYA) has been formed in a meeting held here today with Tatung Nai Ribon as president and N Takar as general secretary respectively.

Ten executive members including general secretary of the Students’ Union of Government College, Yachuli  were elected unopposed in  a union’s election conducted recently. College principal Dr N T Rikam  appreciated the students for peacefully electing their new executive body, according to a release.


VKAJ organizes medical camps at U/Subansiri

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti (VKAJ) organized a series of medical camps in some villages of Upper Subansiri district from August 25 to 30 last.

The mobile medical team with two doctors and paramedical staffs conducted camps at Tapi, Soki, Baririjo, Nittey Moring, Menga and Gapen villages.

A total 332 patients were examined for various ailments and medicines were distributed accordingly. Discussions with villagers regarding various water-borne diseases and Malaria etc.was an integral part of the campaign.

The team introduced various schemes of health departments to the villagers and urged them to avail those. Iron Folic Acid supplementary was distributed among the pregnant women.

For this month’s camp the distributor of Cipla Pharmaceutical, Guwahati, Assam provided some basic medicines.



ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Aab Tebw and Ato Lappa Welfare Society condoled the sudden demise of Taba Messam, 34, wife of Taba Tatang of Kheel village under Toru circle, who breathed her last at General Hospital Naharlagun yesterday.

The society members observed 2 minute silence as a mark of respect to late Messam and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.

The staff of Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank, head office has condoled the death of Tatum Maling, who died on August 25 last at Yingkiong Hospital. Late Maling was a junior supporting staff of Tuting branch of the Apex Bank. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. The Apex Bank staff observed two minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul and prayed for his eternal peace.


Cooperation sought

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Arunachal Tourist Omni Bus Welfare Association (ATOBWA) has appealed to all concerned not to harass the omni bus operators and staff on minor reasons.  It sought cooperation of all for better service.  


DPO urged to submit info within 10 days

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: While hearing the case No APIC/298/2011, the state Information Commission has urged the DPO, Seppa to furnish the necessary papers sought by the complainant one Loku Sono free of charge under section 7 (5) RTI Act, 2005 within 10 days. ‘Failure to comply with the notice will result in initiating summons proceedings Under section 18 (3) of Right of Information Act.


Shiksha Ratan Award for Rama Shankar

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Dr. Rama Shankar, Asstt. Director Incharge of Ayurveda Regional Research Institute Itanagar has been awarded with the Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award by Global Society for Health and Education Growth and Rashtra Ratan Award by All India Business Development Association.

The Award function was associated with 33rd  National Seminar on Individual Achievements and  National  Development on August 29 held in the Speaker Hall of Vithal Bhai Patel House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.


One injured in fire mishap

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: A person was injured in a devastating fire mishap at Rakso village under Palin circle at around 10 am on August 29 last. The house owner Biri Dokum  lost all his belonging in the mishap and the injured Biri Yakio, wife of Biri Dokum was hospitalized for treatment, informed the Palin Area Youth Welfare Association in a release today. The Association appealed to the ADC Pania  to provide immediate financial assistance to fire victims.


Pay structure enhanced

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Govt in an order has enhanced the consolidated pay of contractual teachers working under SSA in the state with effect from April 1, 2011.

As per the enhanced pay structure, the primary school teachers, (AT) will get monthly salary of Rs 21,175, while the upper primary school teachers, (JT) will draw monthly salary of Rs 26,453.


Advocacy workshop

ITANAGAR: The North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Ltd  will organize a workshop/seminar on “Advocacy and knowledge sharing of artisans, weavers and other associated persons/agencies” at Hotel Arun Subansiri conference hall, here on Sept 2.

The workshop sponsored by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region would be inaugurated by commissioner, Industries Makbul Pertin.


AKSU supports demand of RHEP affected people

ITANAGAR:  All Kimin Students Union (AKSU) has extended its support to the 48 hr Kimin-Potin road blockade programme proposed by Lichi Cher Ranganadi Project Affected Area Management Committee on Sept 8 in favour of demand for release of 50 original water of Panior river for downstream people.

The union has taken this decision after it  visited the downstream Ranganadi project affected  area, namely, Lichi, Lower Lichi, Bodin, Hawa Camp, Lower Cher, Nyokriang, Komasaki, Boda and Upper Jumi. The demand for release of 50 per cent original water of Panior river  is genuine for livelihood of the  downstream people, the union said  and urged the NEEPCO RHEP authority to fulfil  the demand of the committee before Sept 7 to avoid agitation.


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Arunachal celebrates Solung with traditional fervour

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: The Solung, festival of Adi community was celebrated across the state today with traditional fervor. Members of the community in their respective celebration centers thronged the festival ground with their best traditional attires.

Addressing the people on the occasion as Chief Guest, former APPSC Chairman Nabam Atum, said “every festival in Arunachal Pradesh is Agri-based festival. And due to the distinctive traditional and cultural ethos, our state is socially and culturally known by the people of other states of the country”.

Atum, however, lamented the declining of the value of tradition and culture in the state. He strongly advocated for preservation of own language, tradition and culture, which are in danger of extinction.

He further briefing about the various weakness and demerits of the tribal community of the state, urged one and all to cooperate each other to end the evil practices of the people for our own benefit and all round development of the state.

Earlier, the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour released the Solung souvenir Diigok Rolii.

Attending the festival as Guest of Honour Former Minister Lombo Tayeng greeted the people on the occasion.

Describing the importance of celebrating festivals for one’s own identity, he urged everyone to respect and celebrate the festival with the feeling of oneness and also exhorted the younger generation to participate in festivals and organize the festival celebration in a bigger way in near future.

He also strongly urged the community to preserve own tradition and culture and prayed for the well being of the society and the whole people of the state on the occasion.

Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar President Bodong Yirang and General Secretary Tanon Tatak also spoke on the occasion. The executive heads of the committee also prayed for the well being of the community in particular and the state as a whole.

They expressed their gratitude to the well wishers and community for their contribution and cooperation during the Solung celebration and also expected such cooperation in coming Solung festival 2012.

Folk Dance competition and other colorful cultural programme by ponung parties and students were some of the main highlights of the day-long celebration.

On the occasion, Adi Baane Kebang has felicitated Class- X, XII and JEE topers of the Adi community and renowned artist Marto Kamdak and Olen Megu by Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar. There was also a prize distribution of Lummer Dai Memorial Drawing and Painting competition-2011.

Let Solung be a

unifying force- Kacho

Naharlagan: “Festivals are vital unifying forces which enable people of various sections of society to interact and exchange ideas,” said MLA Techi Kacho while speaking as chief guest on the occasion of Solung festival at Naharlagan today at Festival Ground amidst a massive gathering of members of Adi communities.

“Solung is an age-old festival of the Adis which showcases the rich cultural heritage of the people and therefore, endevours should be made to preserve its values for posterity, “ he said. He however, regretted that in Arunachal Pradesh there are several tribes who are not able to display their respective cultures because of various reasons and this is a common concern for all.

The MLA also said that the state government is trying to restore the road network in the capital city with a first installment grant of Rs 17 crores . He appealed the city dwellers to co-operate the administration in improving the road conditions by avoiding to encroach upon road sites to enable  executing agencies can build proper roads.

Kacho also assured that he would continue to serve the cause of common socio-cultural issues of all communities of the state for all times in his life.

On the occasion he also released a book called, Lelam, meaning ‘footprint’. All leading writers of the community including Mamang Dai, Proff Tamo Mibang, Oshong  Ering and others have contributed to the book on various themes relating  to Adi people and their lives.

Jikom Riba, a retired IAS officer, participating as guest of honour, narrated the history of how Solung and Mopin were begun to be celebrated earlier in the capital complex with a few officers and staff. He called upon the people to preserve the cultural heritage of the people by endevouring to promote its age-old values.

Both of them also distributed prizes to the winners of various cultural events organized since August 29 to 31 in various categories of competitions. Besides fashion shows, modern and folk songs and dances were conducted among various participants.

Earlier, Muk Pertin, President of Solung Committee while welcoming the guests and people on the occasion, explained the genesis of the festival and its relevance. Shri Tapon Tali, general secretary, gave vote of thanks and expressed his sense of gratitude to all members for their support in the celebration process.

Another highlight of the celebration is participation of 20 member Borguli Ponung troupe from Mebo circle which has been invited by the organizing committee to perform traditional Solung Ponung dance from Septemebr to 1 to September 2.

Among others various programmes comprising rituals and folk songs and dances are being conducted until September 4.

PASIGHAT: Solung was celebrated with traditional gaiety, religious fervour and fun fare at the Solung ground People from all walks of life participated enthusiastically showing the sense of unity and integrity.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that festivlas are mirrors of the society through which one’s own identity is reflected. He exhorted youths to preserve and promote the age-old cultural heritage for one’s own identity.

While extending Solung greetings to people on the auspicious occasion, he prayed the Solung goddess for bumper harvest, peace, prosperity and good health.

He also remembered Golgi Bote Talom Rukbo on the occasion.

Earlier, Siram inaugurated a new website of CSFCC Pasighat and newly constructed exit gate on the occasion.

Other highlights of the day were “Taku Taabat” (a ritual to begin) and the ceremonial flag hoisting by the Chief Guest followed by chanting of hymns by the Solung Miri Akak Moyong.

Tayom Dai explained the significance of Solung festival while PPL recipient Kaling Borang elaborated on mythological aspects of Solung.

DC (Incharge) SC Debnath and Member of Parliament Ninong Ering attended the festival as guest of honour and special guest respectively.

ROING: The Solung festival of Adi community celebrated today in Roing was more than just an opportunity to please Goddess ‘Kine-Nane’. It was also a chance to explore and understand different cultures of Sadiya-Lower Dibang Valley region.

The festival held at the Adi Gidii Notko, Roing, included colorful dances from Adi, Idu and Assamese community. Native Mishings from Keba village presented an Assamese Bihu dance. Idu school girls waving Asian hand fans danced to the tune of a popular Idu romantic song. The Adi dances presented included traditional and modern ones performed by elderly and young people.

The festival chief guest, Tourism and WRD Minister Pema Khandu said the Solung in Roing has become a wonderful occasion to bring together the community to celebrate different cultures.

Appearing in the public platform for the first time as Minister, he said he is grateful to people for support to his family during difficult times when his father, Dorjee Khandu died in a chopper crash.

“For your love and affection, I promise I will carry forward the dreams of late Shri Dorjee Khandu which he had dreamt for Arunachal.”

He offered his respect to brave Adi people for their valor in brining down the British to their knees during their independence war.

The Minister affirmed that his visit to Roing had two motives; to be part of the celebration and to appeal for brotherhood between Adi and Idu Mishmi community of the district.

He called for greater cooperation between the two tribes and said the recent communal violence was a big shame for the state. He suggested inter community marriage as a way for bringing the two communities closer.

To foster bonds, the Solung celebration committee acknowledged the contribution of Mr Akene Linggi, Idu elder for his effort towards preservation of age old relation between Adi and Idu tribe. He was felicitated with an appreciation letter and mementos gifted by the festival committee.

Addressing the gathering, the Tourism Minister announced two new schemes worth Rs 10.9 crore for construction of Ecotourism Park in Dambuk and Roing circle.  

To encourage tourism entrepreneurship in the district, the Minister called for recommending five unemployed youths who will be sent to Sikkim for training and exposure in tourism industry. The cost for the training, he said, will be borne by state government.

Under the WRD department, the minister said, the department has a plan outlay of Rs 116 crore under the current Annual Operating Plan for which Rs 3.59 crore has been allotted for Lower Dibang valley district.

Earlier in the morning,  Pema inaugurated the newly constructed office building of WRD Drilling department. The building is fully equipped with CCTV cameras. Executive Engineer H Mobbing clams the CCTV visual is relayed 24X7 live on the internet (http://wrddrilling.dyndns.org).

Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia took part in the celebration as guest of honor. Also present on the occasion were Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey, former Minister and DCC President Roding Pertin, WRD officials, DC Garima Gupta, SP Veenu Bansal and other public leaders.

ANINI: Adi community serving at Anini celebrates Solung, the major festival of the community with gaeity at DC Bunglow here.  

Many cultural groups representing different communities residing in Anini presented variety of cultural events to mark the festive occasion.

On the occasion, prayer was offered to Goddess Kine-Naane for bumper harvest, peace, prosperity, good fortune and good health in the society.

Abu Tayeng, deputy commissioner extended his best wishes to all the people of the district on the auspicious occasion of Solung. Responsibility for Preservation of festivals, folklores, dance forms, dialect, traditional games etc. of the community lie on us, he said while urging to infuse the spirit of oneness among all for overall development of the state”.

Nikita Pangam, member of the celebration committee read out the Solung mythology.

MIAO : “Loss of Culture is Loss of Identity” and we as the indigenous community need to seriously work towards protecting and preserving our rich indigenous culture, said Changlang DCCI president Sethai Sena while speaking as the chief guest on the occasion of Solung festival at Donyi-Polo festival ground here today.

Though Arunachal Pradesh is widely known as the land of the rising sun yet we can also rightly apt that Arunachal Pradesh is the land of festivals, Sena further said and added that Arunachal Pradesh is the only state where there are various colorful indigenous festivals are celebrated all year round.

Colorful cultural items were also presented by both the young and old. The festival was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety.

The festival was attended by ADC Miao T Mara, Anchal Chairperson Jowkhong Singpho, government officers and officials, the teaching fraternity, public leaders and general public.


State Govt to construct guest houses at Dibrugarh, Guwahati and Vellore


ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Considering the long felt need of the students studying outside and poor patients who must go outside the state for treatment, the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has decided to construct state guest houses at Dibrugarh and Guwahati in Assam and Vellore in Tamil Nadu to provide succour to these needy sections of the state.

Announcing the “visionary decision”, Finance Minister Kalikho Pul today said there have been repeated demands for such guest houses in the past, which could earlier not be materialized for fund crunch.

“But the welfare government under Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin’s leadership took this bold step,” he informed.

Realizing the pressing necessity of such infrastructures for the students who spend huge amounts of money on accommodation for their studies and the same fate of the poor patients, the GoAP has decided to sanction Rs 17 crore for the Guwahati guest house and Rs 6 crore each for the Vellore and Dibrugarh guest houses despite its poor financial condition, Pul disclosed.

Guwahati being the transit point for the rest of India, a multipurpose guest house will be built there for students and patients besides to accommodate VIPs and officers who go on tours via Guwahati, he said.

Though comparatively small, the multi-utility guest house at Dibrugarh would serve the interests of the patients, students, officers and VIPs.

The patients of eastern part of the state invariably go to Dibrugarh for treatment even now, while the completion of the Trans-Arunachal Highway and the 4.9 km-long Bogibeel-rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra (targeted by 2015) would make Dibrugarh the nerve centre for half of the state, including Tirap, Changlang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw and the three Siang districts, he reasoned.

A large number of patients from the state go to Vellore for treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMHC) for its better services at reasonable rates. The CMCH is a referral hospital for the GoAP.  Moreover, the Arunachal Pradesh Patients’ Welfare Committee-Vellore (APPWC-V) with Arunachal State Hospital CMO Dr Moji Jini as its working president, had also pleaded with the GoAP repeatedly for such accommodations for the state’s patients and students, he said.

The APPWC-V, a voluntary organization with its office at Naharlagun, was set up to provide information to potential patients and indoor patients of CMCH.

The GoAP owns plots of land at all these places and will release the full fund at one go to the state’s public works department (PWD) for constructing the buildings through reputed agencies within a year, Pul added.


ANSU calls for 48 hours Capital bandh

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Having failed to get any positive respond from the Government on Pradeep Thakur issue, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has announced its third phase democratic movement in the form of 48-hr Capital Complex Bandh from September 5 morning (5 am).

ANSU has been demanding immediate arrest of the Times of India (ToI) reporter for making derogatory remarks against the Nyishi community in Online edition of the National daily on May 4, 2011. The students union gave a 12-hour capital bandh on May 26 which was followed by another 36-hr capital complex bandh on June 27 and 28 in support of its demands which included immediate arrest of the reporter, un conditional apology from him, revelation of the source of his derogatory remark and detailed call records of his two phone numbers, according to ANSU release.

ANSU was invited by Government for talk at Banquat Hall to find out an amicable solution to the problem on July 17. The meeting ended with CM constituting a committee headed by Home Minister Takar Marde as chairman which was rejected by the ANSU on the ground that Nyishi Elite Society (NES) did not attend the meet. Both ANSU and NES are mandated to work together on the issue as per resolution adopted in a meeting held on May 22 at Nyikum Nyia hall, the release said.

The Government had shown keen interest in talk after ANSU threatened to launch its 3rd phase of bandh call. Accordingly, the CM invited NES and ANSU for a fresh round of talk at his residential office on August 18. It was agreed in the meeting that Govt. would facilitate talk with Pradeep Thakur at Guwahati. But, it never took place which compelled the ANSU to go ahead with its proposed 3rd phase of the bandh call, the release said.

According to ANSU, the scheduled date for the proposed talk was to be informed by August 23.

ANSU appealed to the people of the community to come forward and support the cause.

The Union vowed to intensify its agitation until justice is delivered.


Family members of martyr Tasuk extend gratitude to all

BANDERDEWA, Sept 01: The aggrieved family members of martyr Lance Naik Pate Tasuk, including his mother Yayir and wife Ari have extended their heartfelt gratitude to all who stood by them and shared in their agonies.

The family has made special mention of the Indian Army, the governor, the chief minister, Industries Minister Tako Dabi, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, MLA Takam Pario, political and student leaders and media and NGO representatives, besides the 21 Rashtriya Rifles (5 Guards) naib subedar Sanjeev Kumar and lance naik Daje Kochang. The duo had accompanied the body from Jammu & Kashmir and joined Tasuk’s last rites here. Tasuk was killed in an encounter with militants at Kupwara on August 25 last.

“Cheerful under all circumstances and a motivated soldier, Tasuk’s gallantry in the highest tradition of the Army would continue to inspire the Tank Busters (to which he belonged) to uphold the values of valour and sacrifice in the service of the nation,” was the message of the duo on behalf of the 7th battalion brigade of the Guards to the family.


Bagang urges CM for release of adequate road restoration fund

ITANAGAR, Sept 01:  MLA Karya Bagang has appealed to Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to sanction  adequate fund for restoration of 81-km Seppa-Chayang Tajo road  and Attarang-Singhi-Pipu road which were  badly damaged by  recent torrential rain.

Bagang in a release today said that the East Kameng deputy commissioner, ADC and heads of all concerned departments in a meeting held at Seppa recently discussed the measures for restoration of   said roads  and also approved  the required estimated amount which was submitted by Assistant Engineers of Pipu and Chayang Tajo PWD sub-divisons after physical verification of damaged roads. The MLA further informed that an estimated amount of Rs 3,63,75000 and Rs   1, 65, 00000 is required for restoration of Seppa-Chayangtajo and Attarang-Singhi-Pipu road respectively.


‘No rice stock at Ziro FCI depot’

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: No rice stock is available at FCI Depot Ziro since August 18 last due to which district nominee-cum-carriage contractor could not draw their allotted rice quota of August, according to an official release.

However, the matter has been intimated to the authority concerned for making rice available at the FCI depot at the earliest, the release said and urged the FPS license holders and consumers of Kurung Kumey district to bear with the situation. Extension order for drawl and lifting of rice against the quota of February, 2011 has also been issued which was lapsed.  But due to non-available of rice stock at the designated FCI depot at Ziro nothing could be materialized, the release added.

The FPS holders and consumers of Kurung Kumey district are making hue and cry for delivery of PDS rice.


APEDA’s 100 KW Biomass Gasifier project commissioned

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Arunchal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) has installed and commissioned 100 KW Biomass Gasifier Project at Alubari under Chongkham circle of Lohit district. The project was inaugurated yesterday by Lohit deputy commissioner R.K Sharma in presence of C.T. Mein, MLA cum deputy chairman (SPB), T. Miso, ADC, Namsai, K Nyodu , EAC-Chowkham, officers from various departments and people of the area.

While attending the function as chief guest, the DC appreciated the APEDA, Tezu division for successfully completing the project. He advised the department to propose such biomass gasifier where all types of biomass could be used as its raw materials. He said that no developmental activities are possible without power, road and other infrastructure. So, gasifier project being installed for power generation should be utilized to best possible extent and there should be more such power generating projects.

Mein attending  the function as special guest said  that due to unstable and inadequate power supply in the ChongKham area, production in the factories are hampered and  not upto the desired level. Factories owners are compelled to depend on DG  set which is economically not viable due to high cost of diesel. He urged the entrepreneurs in the area to opt for other options like biomas gasifier which is easy to operate, maintain and  also environmental friendly. Project incharge Er. Marbom Bam, deputy director, APEDA, Tezu Division enlightened the gathering about the working of biomas gasifier. He informed that project was sanctioned by the Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy with the total cost of  Rs.50.34 lakh.

He also expressed the indebtedness of department to  late Wancha Rajkumar who contributed Rs.8.00 lakh from the MPLADF as state matching share against  the project.

Nyodu appreciated the APEDA for successfully installing and commissioning  the project in the area.


Union seeks explanation on alleged mismanagement of fund

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Expressing resentment over the failure of the Water Resource Department, Basar division  to come up with a  clarification on alleged mismanagement of fund meant for MIP schemes in Liromoba constituency including Tirbin circle of West Siang  district, Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) in a release today claimed that  information sought through RTI Act has revealed that an anonymous enterprises, namely, M/s GM Enterprises has drawn an amount of Rs 29, 84, 656 against various schemes under Aalo Sub-Division of which the half of the amount has been drawn against the schemes under 27th Liromoba Assembly constituency including Tirbin circle.  But in practical, the union claimed, the said firm has never been noticed executing any kind of work in the mentioned area and that the owner of the firm is yet to be identified.  The Union demanded the WRD, Basar to come up with explanation regarding this particular firm and let the general public know who the owner of this firm is and also show the work this firm has executed so far in the said area.

The union further claimed that two other firms had also withdrawn a total amount of Rs 3.8 lakh against construction of Simen MIP  and Dego MIP respectively. Here too, no any actual work had been executed by the firms, the union claimed.


Kaso asks youths to respect dignity of labour

Naharlagun,Sept 01: MLA Techi Kaso has asked the youths of the state to respect the dignity of labour.

Inaugurating a 35 days training programme on Entrepreneurship and skill development on aquarium making, maintenance and decorative fish rearing at Administrative Training Institute, here today, Kaso motivated the trainees to take full advantage of the training and involve themselves in the practical works without engaging extra labour. Kaso said no work is smaller than other, it is we who differentiate it and all who has respected the dignity of labour has succeeded in life.

Appreciating the Industries department for choosing the aquarium making as one of the prospective field for the youths of the state, he said there is vast scope in the state as aquarium though a highly sought after decorative item involves high transportation costs and risks. This training will surely make the youths to stand on his own feet, he opined.

I don’t understand on which direction our youths are moving, he lamented. All are looking for government jobs and on making money by short cut means which is not possible. Government jobs and contract works have reached the saturation level in the state. There is no option but to venture into business, industries, tourism sectors, he added. The youths of Sikkim, Mizoram and other north eastern states have realized this, he said and asked the unemployed youths of the state to follow them. Jt. Director of Industries SK Dutta, in his keynote address highlighted the importance of the training besides advising the trainees to be very regular and attentive in the training . With only two  units in the state capital aquarium culture is very new to the state and it has huge potentials.  Keeping this in view the department has proposed the scheme even the resource persons of the training are invited from other states at huge expenses, he informed.

The programme was attended by 23 youths including two civil engineering graduates.

Assistant Faculty Member, IIE, Santanu Deka and ADI Gyamer Tabin, presented the welcome address and vote of thanks respectively.

The programme is being conducted by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Itanagar in association with DIC, Capital Complex, Naharlagun under the sponsorship of Ministry of  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. DIPR


School uniform distributed

ANINI, Sep 01: School uniforms were distributed among students of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Anini by Dibang Valley deputy commissioner Abu Tayeng  during Annual Parent meet here on August 29 last.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC appreciated the hard work, devotion and dedicated efforts of the teachers for bringing good results. Assuring every possible cooperation, the DC outlined his priority and concern on improving Education sector in the entire district. Expressing his concern over shortage of teacher in various schools of the district, Tayeng vowed to take up the matter with Govt. for posting of  more teachers. He urged the teaching fraternity of the entire district to be sincere, punctual and responsible as the future of the entire nation solely dependent upon them.

The DDSE  dwelt in length about various ongoing  education awareness schemes. outlining the pivotal role of the parents in education, the DDSE  made an appeal to all parents to understand and keep up their constant guidance upon their wards.

Zilla Parishad chairperson E Meya  urged the Panchayat bodies at village to keep strict vigil over the functioning of schools to ensure conduct of regular classes. He also urged the villagers to extend help to the teachers as and when required.

The School Management Committee was also constituted in the meeting to ensure effective management and smooth functioning of school affairs.

Many Parents present also spoke on the occasion.

The meeting was also attended by officers from various deprtments, GBs, senior citizens and Panchayat leaders of the district. DIPRO


Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya’ echoed in Raj Bhavan here too, as the Raj Bhavan family celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with traditional gaiety and fervor here today.

Amid chanting of mantras, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh performed puja before idol of Lord Ganesh.

Interacting with the devotees and guests, the Governor wished them happiness and contentment in life. He also expressed the hope that festive season of Id, Solung and Ganesh Chaturthi, which will be followed by Onam will usher-in peace and prosperity for all.

Special dishes, particularly ‘Modak’, were prepared for the occasion. Pandit Madan Tiwari of Raj Bhavan Shiv Mandir supervised the rituals.

Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg along with officials of Governor’s Secretariat also participated in the celebration.

On this day Shiva declared his elder son Ganesha as superior to all the gods. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over India. It is also is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada and Fiji.


Complete all formalities before establishment of law college: ALSU

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has appealed to the respective departments to compensate land donors and acquire land through proper channel for establishment of proposed law college at Itanagar.

Claiming that  education department gave its nod to the PWD and PWD division IV has started the side development works for the college without acquiring land through proper channel, the ALSU said proper clearance of land allotment and compensation to land donors is must  for construction of the law college as per guidelines of the Bar Council of India. It appealed the concerned department to prepare master plan and complete all the legal formalities before establishment of the said college.

Regarding  project estimation, the  ALSU said though the NHPC,  Subansiri Lower HEP already deposited a sum of Rs 17 crore for the construction of the law college infrastructure, the construction agency has prepared a general estimate of only Rs 15.38 crore.


JJ to conduct archery and quiz competitions

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Jiyo Aur Jine Do (JJ), a micro financing empower project, decided to organize a archery competition at Palin under Kurung Kumey district in every Sunday from Sept 4 in order to  promote the age old traditional archery skill and preserve the instrument like bow, bowstring, arrow and quiver etc.

The JJ also decided to conduct inter-school monthly quiz competition which will start on  the eve of Oct 2 in order to spread knowledge and expose the  latent talents of the students.


Cong. leaders assure  to construct  hostel for NE students in New Delhi

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: National Congress leaders today assured to construct a hostel with 1500 capacity for NE students in New Delhi.

The Congress leaders including MP Oscar Fernandes, AICC general secretary  and Sanjay Bapna, AICC Secretary, incharge of Arunachal Pradesh, who attended a meeting held in connection with the ensuing Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election at New Delhi today, also decided to establish a permanent NSUI Cell for North East students in AICC, proposed for hostel facility in Bangalore and in some metro cities of India and solve the reservation policy of 7.5 for students of North East in various colleges of national capital region.

They encouraged the students to take active part in DUSU election. They even asked them to contest in the election for which NSUI and the AICC will extend all help.

The election of the DUSU will be held on September 9.

Meeting was presided over by MP Takam Sanjoy and attended by Luizinho Faleiro, Ex-CM, Dr.(Col.) D.R. Shandil, Ex. MP, CWC Member and Incharge of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram, Major Ved Prakash, Secretary, AICC, Nabam Tuki, president, APCC, Takam Sanjoy, MP, Lok Sabha, Padi Richo, President, INTUC, Girish Chodankar, AICC in-charge of NSUI, Poritosh Roy, National Secretary, NSUI and  Subhra Mitra, Ex. National Secretary, NSUI


Concentrate on development: EADYM

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Eastern Arunachal Democratic Youth Movement (EADYM) has urged the elected representatives under  eastern Parliamentary constituency to concentrate on development activities for well-being of the people.

Claiming that people of eastern parliamentary constituency  expressed displeasure over the performance of some elected MLAs and MPs  who are reportedly staying  in New Delhi, the  EADYM decided to submit a memorandum to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other central leaders highlighting the socio-political and economic situation under eastern parliamentary  constituency.

The EADYM further decided to take bold steps for solution to various problems like unemployment, shortage of science teachers in schools, poor road networks, corruption and drug addiction, lack of development and strongly appealed to LS MP Ninong Ering to focus on development and  lead the MLAs towards service to the people.


RTIB pleads for strict transfer & posting policy

ITANAGAR, Sept 01: Right to Information Bureau (RTIB), under the banner of All Arunachal Pradesh Contractors Welfare Association in a letter to chief secretary urged him to take steps for immediate transfer of grade A and B officers  who are rendering their service in a particular posting place for than 3 years.

In a letter addressed to Chief Secretary, the Bureau  alleged that some officers are continuously staying in same posting place for many years together and indulging in various corrupt practices which is  unhealthy sign of administration. It appealed the CS to strictly follow the guidelines under transfer and posting policy.



Newborn mortality rates and MD goal


A new study by the United Nations health agency and its partners has found that fewer newborns are dying worldwide but progress is too slow and Africa in particular is being left further behind.

Newborn deaths decreased from 4.6 million in 1990 to 3.3 million in 2009, and fell slightly faster in the years since 2000, according to the study, led by researchers from WHO, Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The study, which covers 20 years and all 193 WHO member States, found that newborn deaths – deaths in the first four weeks of life (neonatal period) – today account for 41 per cent of all child deaths before the age of five.

Almost 99 percent of newborn deaths occur in the developing world, with more than half taking place in just five large countries – India, Nigeria, Pakistan, China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

India alone has more than 900,000 newborn deaths per year, nearly 28  per cent of the global total, WHO noted. Nigeria, the world's seventh most populous country, now ranks second in newborn deaths – up from fifth in 1990.

The agency noted that an increase in investment in health care for women and children in the last decade – when the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set – contributed to more rapid progress for the survival of mothers and children under the age of five than for newborns.  The Study has urged nations worldwide to strengthen existing interventions to curb these deaths, 99  per cent  of which are due to preventable causes.



‘We are grateful to present Govt’

Dear Editor,

We the Central Executive Body of AASSATA on behalf of all the SSA teachers serving in Arunachal Pradesh would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the state government for fulfilling our long felt demands and grievances by enhancing salaries equivalent to regular teacher's with effect from  1st April 2011.

We are extremely grateful to the present government headed by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, Education Minister and other council of ministers and also extend our special thanks to Former Commissioner, Education, Hage Khoda, State Project Director and Deputy State Project Director PN Thungon and Ashok Tajo and many other leaders and officers for their selfless service for the cause of SSA teachers.

Finally, we the executive body member of the AASSATA extends sincere thanks to the teacher's colleagues for supporting us at every needful time and urge them to continue their support as long as our demands are not fully completed. Also we sincerely appeal all the respected teachers to rededicate and sincerely perform their valuable services in nation building since it is our moral obligation to render better services for the well-being of our students for better future of the society.


Tarak Tajuk Tarh





Mushrooming of organizations and moral values

Dear Editor,

The serious issues pertaining to the Society is due to non availability of moral values out of defective prenatal education system. The character building is now secondary to the Society and immoral money making has taken the centre-stage due to defective political system in the state in particular and country in general. The sudden change in voting pattern has added Philips to negative aspect of electioneering. Extension of voting rights to youths from 21 year of age to 18 year has given quantum jump in election process and money luring game of politics by the political parties. As such, the moral values of youths in general has gone down and there has been rise of unethical activities among the youths. The flooding of money and its circulation during election, creation of groups and group systems thereby facilitated formation of organizations since the politicians and high bureaucrat encourages such activities to hide their misdeeds or dual play in the system. These groups sometime seem to protect such personalities whenever they use to face problems. At another point of time, when their objectives are not met these organization or groups start to black mail the authority and amass money and close down the issues raised by them.

When some group are so resource by such practices, there come up other groups to make their source for such avenues of making issues and their ultimate is money matter. The matters whatever may be there, all the uniform of the society and the society at huge is responsible for the happenings. The societies or organizations were formed for the good cause, but the persons holding the responsible posts can not be guaranteed as nonbiased, impartial and non greedy. Mostly human being has some interest and their instinct for benefit makes them greedy and do incline to personal benefit and forget the society. Such evil practices by one society give way in mushrooming of societies with aim to protect the interest of Society but they again fall to the same trap.

I have been compelled to refer an opinion of one Nilly Likha Tabo in readers forum of Arunachal Times of 29t" August 2011 were he has made a critical view to discourage multiple organizations. Infact, he has not viewed such organizations in Arunachal perspective but particularly touched such organizations within the Nyishi Society. He has also made it clear that to safeguard this community, two organizations, viz, ANSU and NES have been playing piloted role and he has guaranteed that they can only exist and solve the problems of the community.

Now question is that despite of having these two society, why the community is facing problems and they are of unending nature.  Tabo must have been member of an organization but have failed to reform the electioneering process of ANSU were huge involvements of money and politics has made the organization itself a questionable. So far NES is concerned, it was conceived by some intellectuals with a dream and wish to transform Nyishi Society through intellectual touch in the process, when it will various colour and main objective seemed yet to be killed off.

The mushrooming of organizations within the community has two reasons¬ (1) because of failure or misdeed of these organizations, and (2) to protect the society and urge to work on subject untouched by existing societies. The constitutional aspects like right to privilege, freedom, democracy, secularism, so and so forth are not the subject on it. The wrong or right is within us and persons having genuine will have a power to tackle up and hold such issues instead of writing in the media.


Taba Rajen





Dear Editor,

This is in response to the letter “Give equal chance to all” written by one Neelam Laxman in your esteemed daily on Sept 1 issue.

In this regard, the Department of UD & Housing would like to clarify to all concern that the 3 per cent reservations for physically handicapped persons and 5 per cent reservations for meritorious sports persons in Group `C' & `D' posts is as per Govt. norms. These reservations are provided in the recruitment rules notified by the Govt. as per the provisions made in service rules. In fact, these rules are framed by the Govt. in order to provide level playing field to physically handicapped people and meritorious Sport persons who bring laurels to state and the country. The Department of UD & Housing is therefore discharging its duty as per Govt. rules.


J Basar

Deputy Director (Estt)

For CE cum Director

Dept of UD and

Housing, Itanagar






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