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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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’
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
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
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.
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.
Deputy Director (Estt)
For CE cum Director
Dept of UD and
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