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Farmer’s field visit and germplasm collection

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: A team comprising of A. Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy) and Rita Nongthombam, SMS (Plant Breeding) and Goputom Bhagawati, Technical Officer (Agromet) visited Mimo Basar’s field nearby Galu Village and Imi Ango, of Angu Village on 6th Sept and monitored different activities carried out by the farmers as well as germplasms were also collected for study.

Singh monitored the stage of Maize crop under OFT of the KVK, Basar and jhum paddy which are ready for harvest. Later, he demonstrated the method of harvesting and threshing so that crops are not spoiled during production period.  The team collected local germplasms of different crops and advised them the steps to protect the important local germplasms of different crops.


28 teachers felicitated

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA), Upper Subansiri district has felicitated 28 teachers of different blocks of the district on the occasion of Teachers Day on Sept 5.

In the first ever sports meet organized by the ATA unit on the eve of the Teachers Day, the Baririjo/Maro block won the Lt Bijay Bulo Memorial Teachers Day Men’s Volleyball Trophy, while Puchigeko block walked away with runners-up prize. Altogether 14 volleyball teams of teachers from different block participated in the competition. In the   Women’s Tug of War competition, Daporijo block women team lifted the  Late Yapi Hakom Memorial Teachers’ Day Trophy while Dumporijo block women team  won the runners up trophy.


KGBV Wakro sweep prizes

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: The students of KGBV Wakro have bagged all the top prizes in the article-writing contest held as a part of the 5th Annual Day Celebrations of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit in July 2011. All of them are active reader-volunteers of APNE Library, Wakro.

Jeenamsi Ngadong (cl VII) and Odilu Pul (cl. VIII) share the first prize for their creative entries on  “How a Library changed my life….”   And “Why I Need My Library….”. The 2nd prize is shared by Bialu Kambrai (cl VII), Amapsi Minin and Shapilu Rangmang ( both cl VIII), while the 3rd place was won by Bomanlu Ngadong (cl VIII), all from KGBV Wakro.     


Toppers felicitated

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Hija Artists and Literay Forum (HALF), Ziro has felicitated three  topper students, namely, Pura Rissang, class-X, Pura Moniya, Class –XII (Hum) and  Taru Tabio, Class –XII (Sc)  for the session 2011. The Forum also organized an Essay competition on the eve of its 4th foundation day on Sept 3.

Kago Nado and Tamo Hassang of Govt Hr Secondary School, Ziro won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively in senior group, while in junior group, Tailyang Pinki of VKV School, Dobii and Pisa Raju of Ziro Valley School won the  1st and 2nd prize respectively in the essay competition.


“Stop earth cutting”

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Claiming that rampant earth cutting along the road side of NH-52A has caused considerable damage to the highway, All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) appealed to the people residing near the highway to refrain from such activity.

While demanding the Capital administration and other concern authority to issue legal notice against those who indulge in such illegal activity, ACCYWA general secretary Tai Roket, in a release, threatened to take action against the defaulters as per association rules in case authority fails to take action.

It also urged the department concerned to renovate all the damaged capital roads immediately by maintaining quality utilizing money released for the purpose judiciously.


Silver jubilee

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Silver Jubilee of Sayata-Choba Catholic Church under Palin circle of Kurung Kumey district would be celebrated on October nine next.

Palin MLA Takam Tagar (Pario) would attend the celebration as chief guest while Yangte ZPM Tarh Talo would be the guest of honour, according Silver Jubilee organizing committee release.



ITANAGAR, Sep 7: The officers and staff of General Manager, State Transport Services (STS) today condoled the untimely demise of Pintum Loyi, Assistant General Manager, STS, on September 4, and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

They also conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irrepairable loss.


Peaceful rally

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) has decided to organize a peaceful rally from Bank Tinali (Legi Complex) to Chief Secretary’s office on September 14 in protest against govt’s failure to fulfill its charter of demands, including immediate cancellation of inner line permit of the refugees.

The rally is being organized following expiry of 15 days ultimatum given to the Government to fulfill its charter of demands which also included issuance of ILP to refugees for four month only and punishment in case of their over staying, no permanent govt job, business opportunity to the refugees etc.

The association threatened to intensify movement if govt did not fulfill the demands after the peaceful rally.


Arunachal Quiz challenge

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Education Development Organization Service (EDOS) in collaboration with NCS Education Pvt. Ltd, Guwahati would conduct Arunachal Quiz Challenge, Session-I (AMOC-I), 2011 among students of Class VII to Class XII from November 28 onwards.

The quiz would be held in two categories of ‘A’ and ‘B’. While the students of class VII to IX have been included in category ‘A’ category ‘B’ will constitute with students of Class X to XII. Preliminary rounds will start from November 28 in every district headquarters. Quarterfinals, semifinals and final rounds are scheduled at Itanagar on December 5, 7 and 10 respectively.

The winners would be awarded cash and other attractive prizes.

EDOS informed that the quiz competition has been organized with due permission of Director of School Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.


Foundation day

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Tache Tagia Welfare Society (TTWS) will conduct various cultural, literary and games & sports competitions to mark its foundation day celebration on October two. The society would also felicitate Mege Duchok, who was crowned Miss Arunachal 2011, and classes X and XII toppers of the society.


Freshers meet

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Arunachal Students Welfare Association Pune (ASWAP) conducted freshers meet 2011-12 on September three last which was attended by forty newcomers. Dukhum Abu and Eli Mibang were adjudged Mister and Miss Freshers of this year respectively. Further, Likha Rajum and Tana Domin Tara were appointed as new president and general secretary of the association for the session 2011-12.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: A social service was conducted by Natural Resources and Wildlife Control Society (NRWCS) at Govt. Residential School Nakar under Mengio circle on August 27 last.

All the teaching staff and students actively took part in the social service and cleaned the school surroundings.

NRWCS also organized awareness camp on health and hygiene in the school premise.

Further, the executive body of the society has strictly restricted illegal hunting, fishing by blasting, extraction of other natural resources such as timber, cane etc within its jurisdiction. Legal actions against violators would be initiated under Wildlife Act, the society said in a release.


Mass vaccination prog

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: A team of veterinary doctors and staff from state veterinary hospital, Naharlagun will conduct a mass vaccination programme of livestock against foot and mouth disease in cattle, goat, mithun, swine and sheep from Sept 12 next. The team will cover Sood and Borum villages on Sept 12 and 13 respectively. The programme will be conducted at Tarajuli/Nyorch village on Sept 14, Yupia on Sept 15, Paching on Sept 16, Model/Lekhi village on Sept 19, Papu –I and Papu –II on Sept 20 and C-Sector/Barapani on Sept 21, F-sector/G-sect on Sept 22, Demsite on Sept 23 and A and B sector on Sept 24. The senior veterinary officer Dr M K Palit  sought cooperation of all livestock owners for making the programme a grand success.


West Siang to hunt Sports Talent

AALO: West Siang is all set to hunt sports talent of the district falling under the age group of 16 years through Block Level Sports meet in 20 Blocks under PYKKA. The ongoing Block level competition will come for District Level competition scheduled from 15th to 17th of October next.

The expenditure for field preparation, cash prizes, medals and certificates will be borne by District Level Executive Committee. The DASO, Aalo Tumto Loyi is closely supervising all events in various blocks to streamline the centrally sponsored programme. (DIPR)


ALSU condemns attack

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) strongly condemned the attack made on an advocate Taba Tagum on Sept 2. It called on the state government to book the culprits involved and added that the assault on the lawyer was a slap on the whole legal fraternity.  The Union said that Taba was attacked for pleading a case, which it stated was a complete violation of fundamental rights of legal professionals.


Poju Mimak

ITANAGAR: People of Kebang village have unanimously decided to celebrate the Centenary of ‘Poju Mimak’, the 4th and last Anglo-Abor (Adi) war 1911.

The decision was taken in a meeting held at Dere (community hall) of Kebang (Poglek) village on 5th September under the initiative of Paator Gumin Heritage Preservation and Research Foundation (PGHP&RP).

The meeting unanimously formed a steering committee for the successful conduct of the centenary celebration with Er Taduram Darang as Chairman,  Boum Padung as Vice-chairman.


Membership drive

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) is organizing the “Youth Congress membership drive campaign rally’ at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan tomorrow.

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Rajeev Satav, chief minister Jarbom Gamlin, APCC president Nabam Tuki, party MLAs, ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MPs and rank and file will attend the programme.


News Impact

CoSAAP criticize Govt failure

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) criticized the state government for failing to provide adequate security to the employees during ANSU’s two days capital bandh.

Expressing their displeasure over various incidents which resulted in loss of public properties and also humiliation to the employees, CoSAAP said: “From the past experience it is revealed that the Govt failed miserably to provide proper and adequate security to the employees and guard Govt properties when such bandh calls are given by various organizations.

“Despite Govt.’s assurance to provided security to the office goers and public properties, Govt failed to stand by its assertion,” it said.

“Govt had earlier directed the employees to attend offices during such bandh calls failing which employees may have to part with their continuity in service including pay cut. Since no proper securities were provided, question of deduction of pay and allowances of the employees who could not attend office due to obvious reasons does not arise,” CoSAAP said.

It also appealed to the bandh sponsors to know the plight of the employees as they are not for or against any bandh calls but are bound by the directives of the authority, it added.


Student leader and Dam activist dies


ROING, Sep 7: Atombo Molo 30, former president of All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) who spearheaded the three years anti dam movement in Dibang Valley died in a landslide in Aathu Epo in Dri Valley near China border, AIMSU Secretary Rajiv Mihu confirmed today.

The incident is also confirmed by IMCLS Finance Secretary Rajkumar Keche.

The former president along with three others went missing last month on 14th August after they went for trekking in high mountains near China border on 29th July, informs Keche.

The three others who accompanied him are identified as Hohai Mepo 50 of Matoli village, Koka Tayu 45 of Yuron village and Rohini Manoh 32 of Akobe village.

The whole of Anini town is in deep shock, Mihu said on phone. “The bodies are yet to be recovered. The rescue party is unable to reach the accident site because of the deep and difficult terrain.”

Keche said the search party after receiving confirmation of the missing found the remains of the body only yesterday, after a month of grueling search in high mountains.

AIMSU Secretary condoled the death of Molo and said, “We have lost a great youth leader under whose leadership AIMSU attained high respect for its integrity and dedication for the cause of the Idu society.”

Mihu remembers him as soft spoken, a man of high wisdom and a person with great leadership acumen.

Molo is survived by his young wife and two daughters of age 3 months and 3 years.

“We fervently plead and appeal Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, MP Rajya Sabha Mukut Mithi, MLA Laeta Umbrey and MLA Rajesh Tacho for assistance to his family in the form of government job,” said AIMSU Secretary.


ANSU resents police action

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: All Nyishi Students Union has criticized the police force for allegedly coming down heavily on ANSU activists during bandh call. The union said that police personnel used tear gas to disperse activists and even resorted to gun firing. However, public of Gohpur, Chimpu, Papu Nallah, Polo Colony and other localities came out to the street to rescue the ANSU activists from “Government's extreme crack down”, the Union said in a release.

With such attitude from the Government, the office of the All Nyishi Students Union vows to intensify its movement rigorously “until justice is delivered to the Nyishi community”.

“A police personnel has been found to use the derogatory word “Dafla” on a Nyishi woman of Itanagar who was not even an ANSU activist”, the union alleged adding that even the police personnel has gone overboard to warn the woman of physical assault.

The union demanded the officer in-charge of Itanagar police station to book the police personnel  who made such  insulting remarks  under law and give exemplary punishment  in order to restore confidence of public on the administration or else, the union said,  would be forced to initiate action.

The ANSU further said that the Union is deeply pained at the Chief Minister’s statement calling ANSU “betrayer”. ANSU made it clear that Pradeep Thakur tendering apology from the comfort of his New Delhi residence was unacceptable.  

“It was mutually accepted on August 18 meeting that the meeting with Pradeep Thakur in person was to be held at Guwahati for which the HM was to rush to New Delhi by Aug 20  and the outcome of the meeting with Pradeep Thakur was to convey to us by Aug 23. However, even after the expiry of one week of the time given by the Government there was no communication. The Government even though in principle having accepted our demands has failed to deliver”, ANSU said.

ANSU is shocked at the Govt’s blaming union at their own failure to deliver, the release added.


The Sentinel Arunachal off for indefinite period

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Sentinel Arunachal, an English daily published from Itanagar, will be out of print for an indefinite period of time beginning Friday.

Informing of the development, the management of the daily today said that the hard decision had to be taken in view of certain issues pertaining to internal as well as external circumstances that may hinder the free and fair functioning of the publishing house. In order to sort out the issues, the management resolved to close down its offices for the time being.

The daily, meanwhile, has appealed its esteemed readers to bear with the management while assuring that once all issues, particularly related to mental and physical security of its staff, are sorted out, it would again hit the stands with renewed vigour.


SAI Arunachal appeals for better sports infrastructure

New Delhi, Sep 7: Chairman, Sports Authority of Arunachal Pradesh Tungri Effa met  Union Minister for Defence A.K. Antony and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken, and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for DoNER Paban Singh Ghatowar  in New Delhi to discuss various problems in connection with establishment of National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) and all other sports activities being faced by Arunachal Pradesh due to poor Sports infrastructures.  The Union Ministers is reported to have assured all possible help to overcome the problems being faced by Sports Authority of Arunachal.

Earlier, on Sept 6 along with Director (Sports & Youth Affairs) D.K. Dinglow, and Deputy Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi K N Damo, called on Deputy Director General, Army Adventure Wing, Brigadier K. Kumar and Director Col. Anand Swaroop at Army Head Quarters, New Delhi. The visit was to request Army Adventure Wing to expedite the proposal for establishment of NIMAS and for immediate commencement of the Pilot Project. The Army Adventure Wing assured all possible assistance and co-operation to the State Government for immediate establishment within their level once the project is sanctioned by the Government of India.

The proposal for establishment of NIMAS at Rupa in West Kameng was announced in 2003 by the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. This was to have been taken under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, Army Adventure Wing. A lot of correspondence has since been made regarding the shifting of the site from Rupa to Dirang where land measuring 52 acres has also been requisitioned from local inhabitants for which a MoU is pending for want of signature from Deputy Commissioner, Bomdila and Army Authorities. A Pilot Project was also proposed by the Army Adventure Wing for running the Institute at Dirang.

The infrastructure development is ongoing at the proposed site wherein the officials had visited last month.


Mega heath camp at Namsai, three HIV cases

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Two days Mega Health Mela was conducted by District Health Society Tezu at CHC Namsai from Sept 5 in which Doctors and para-medical staffs from Tezu, Pasighat, Changlang rendered their services to the people of the area.  

232 underwent laparoscopic sterilization of the total 915 patients.  During extensive screening  for  HIV, STI cases & Hepatitis “B” by DAPCU of Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, three cases of HIV ( 02 males & 01 female) were detected by Standard Diagnostic HIV test Kits methods. Lohit has second largest HIV cases in the state after Papum Pare.

There were four cases of STI (Syphilis) and 2 cases of Hepatitis “B”. The Hepatitis”B” test kits were supplied by Bristol & Meyers Division (SQUIB), Dibrugarh. Earlier, Chowna Mein Minister PHED, who inaugurated the health mela called for efforts to stop further spread of malaria, TB and HIV Aids. He said that precaution must be taken by the citizens to stop spread of these problems.

He suggested that people visit IEC stalls on National Vector Borne Disease Program, National AIDS Control Program, Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program, National Rural Health Mission to prevent infectious diseases which were put up during the mega health camp. The NGOs like Prayas Swast Sewa Kendra from Wakro PHC & SHG of Namsai also installed stalls during the Mega Health Mela.

MLA Namsai Nang Sati Mein was the guest of honour in the programe.

 Dr N. Ninu DMO, Tezu said that Mega Health Mela was being organized away from the district headquarters to ensure specialists services reach the people which are otherwise rarely accessible. The medical team headed by Dr N. Ninu DMO and Dr N. Rika DRCHO comprised of Dr. D. Dutta Gynaecologist, Dr. A. Wailong Opthalomologist, Dr. L. Nyorak Medicine specialist, Dr. R. Mena Paeditrician, Dr. T. Taga Orthopaedician, Dr. CM Thoumong, Dr Sulanti, 8. Dr C. Namchoom, Dr. S. Khampti MD (Physio) Sonologist, Dr. R. Sikom, Dr. UK Nath DTO, Dr. LC Deori DVBDCO, Dr. J. Ado MD, Epidemiologist cum DPO, DAPCU.

Dr Nani Rika DRCHO, who is also CEO of District Health Society, Tezu thanked everyone for putting in their efforts to make the program a success.


Children uphold eco-values in Wakro Rangoli contest

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: For the third year, Wakro residents saw a riot of colours in myriad forms of Rangoli expressions, as nearly 200 students in 32 teams brought out their aspirations for a “Clean Arunachal for A Happy Arunachal” ( Saaf Arunachal, Sukhi Arunachal).

The occasion was the Onam- Solung Rangoli Creativity Contest organized jointly by the VT-AWIC Youth Library network, ASSET and the PHE Dept, Lohit, highlighting the supreme respect for Mother Nature projected by both Onam and Solung, 2 beautiful festivals, now celebrated all over the world. Conveying his great happiness at such enthusiastic response from rural students, Er. Tayum Tok, EE, PHE, Lohit, hoped that the participants would now strive to create a similar awareness among the villages in the Wakro circle, to make each of them a Nirmal Gram.

The participants thrilled the viewers with their unique expressions, all done using only eco- friendly and no-cost materials from the surroundings.

Animai Chikro & her team (Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Wakro) won the first prize in the senior group while Manisha Halai & team (Govt Sec School, Wakro) and Onden Mayor & team (Apna Vidya Bhavan) shared the second prize. The 3rd prize went jointly to the teams of Bomanlu Ngadong and Rubila Dellang (both KGBV Wakro). In the junior group, the teams led by Ajayso Khamblai and Tigesi Minin shared the first prize while the 2nd and third places went to the teams led by Andhiso & Najilso respectively.


IMWA demands

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) has demanded arrest of the miscreants who have barged into the house of Association president Bamang Taji and damaged the house hold properties including the office infrastructure and vehicles in the intervening night of Sept 2 last.

In seperate memorandums to the Chief Minister and Deputy Commisioner, the IMWA demanded arrest of the miscreants involved in the destruction activities within 48 hours and exemplary punishment to them.  It threatened to launch shutter down agitation followed by a series of democratic movement if Govt fails to respond satisfactorily within the stipulated period of time.

While vehemently criticizing the destructive activities, the IMWA  in its memorandum said that a group of man armed with sharp weapons like dao entered the  residence of Taji on Sept 2 midnight after the toppling the locked entrance gate and began to ransack the home, damaged house hold properties like almirah, fans, chairs sofa set. The miscreant also damaged the parked vehicles in the garage and also damaged a car of a bank  staff parked outside of the said residence. They further completely damaged the office of the IMWA including furniture and  computer set. It said that IMWA office is presently running from the house of Bamang Taji. After half an hour rampage, the miscreants fled away before the police reached the spot.  The miscreants might have attacked the persons who locked themselves in  a room for safety if the  police personnel  arrived little late, the memorandum said.

The miscreant also badly damaged the furniture of  hotel Mount Cafe, Ganga, Itanagar, the memorandum added.

Meanwhile, Bogne Welfare Society (BWS), in a release, informed that a group of miscreants armed with lethal weapons, has damaged all the furniture of Hotel Mount Cave on the night of September two last. The group which comprised of about 20-25 persons also looted cash and electronics items, the society claimed and demanded immediate apprehension of the culprits and punishment for them as per law.

Meanwhile, the hotel management has informed that an FIR has been lodged with Itanagar Police station regarding the incident.


Women object to use of slang

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Chandranagar Women Group, in a release claimed that some IRBn jawans have reportedly used slang words against women and demanded the Government to initiate a high level inquiry into the incident.

According to the women group, some IRBns jawans passed slang words while the women group was approaching the jawans to know about assault of a minor boy at Chimpu during ANSU’s 48-hour bandh call.

Failing to take action against the erring jawans within 10 days would compel the women group to go for mass democratic movement against the Govt., it said.

Sanglo Putung Colony Welfare Committee, in a letter to Home Minister, strongly demanded termination of the jawan (s) deployed at Gahpur Tinali,  who had made the derogatory remarks against women of a particular community while beating the boy. It further said that the HM should resign from his post if he fails to take action against the erring personnel.

Meanwhile, Sanglo Putung & Dakioso Colony Youth, in a release strongly protested the canning (lathi charge) on innocent people and children of the colony by police.


Shoot the bird with camera, not by gun”

ZIRO, Sep 7: A team of amateur bird watchers led by Bamin Chada, local bird watching Guide from Ziro trekked to Tale wildlife Sanctuary for 5 days with the theme’’ Shoot the bird by camera, not by Gun’’.  The team comprised of  Bengia Mrinal, amateur birds photographer from Itanagar and Lobsang Tsering professional bird watcher of Eagle nests sanctuary West Kameng District, was formally flagged off by Tater Mize, District Tourism Officer, Ziro.

The aim of the expedition was to explore the hidden potential for bird lovers, to see feasibility of trekking in professional way and to popularize it globally.

According to their report, out of 650 plus bird species found in the state, 164 of them - some rare bird were found and identified in Tale Sanctuary within their short visit of 5 days. More species are expected to found in other seasons of the year, the report added.

The team submitted a report of their findings to the Deputy Commissioner and Divisional Forest Officer, Ziro for working out a viable support for both amateurs and professional bird watchers.


Sensitization training course on RTI ACT

ROING, Sep 7: The three days Sensitization Training Course on RTI Act 2005 for Ministerial Staff of Lower Dibang Valley District which began on Sept 5 last concluded here at Anchal Samiti Hall today. This Awareness Programme on RTI Act 2005 is approved and sponsored by the Department of Personnel & Training, Training Division, Govt. of India. This Training is part of the on-going training intervention programme of the Govt of India towards sensitizing the govt functionaries at all level on RTI Act 2005, informed S Yirang, EAC (RTI) cum Course Coordinator.

During these three days technical session all the sections of RTI Act 2005 was imparted by 6 Resource Persons S Talukdar, UDC, advocate Matheim Linggi, Jr.Lecturers, DIET B N Bhattacharjee and J K Katiyar, J S Mehra and EAC (Jud) cum Course Director A. Pertin.  Further, Linggi, Pertin,  and Talukdar shared their practical knowledge and experiences on legal aspect to deal with the technical problems of RTI with the Trainees. Practical Class, Interactive Sessions and Filling up of questionnaires were also held during the course.

Garima Gupta, Deputy Commissioner while attending the valedictory function as chief guest has called upon the PIOs and APIOs to reply information sought under RTI in accordance with the provisions of the Act. She urged them to implement it in letter and spirit for disseminating correct information to the masses. She further exhorted the trainees to practically implement the knowledge they have learnt during the course of training in their respective offices for dealing with RTI related cases.

Veenu Bansal, Superintendent of Police, HoDs, PIOs and APIOs of various departments were present in the valedictory function. Certificates of participation were also distributed by the chief guest to the Resource persons and trainees on the occasion. DIPRO


Workshop as part of Nutrition week

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Community food and nutrition extension unit, Itanagar in collaboration with Itanagar Urban ICDC project, organized a workshop on the theme, “Poshon ki Seedhi Hadkar Badhegi Agli Peedhi--Yahi hai Soch Hamari,’ as part of ‘National Nutrition Week observation at Institute of Basic Education here.

Attending the programme, Tax and Excise joint commissioner Tani Jongkey said that a diet which meets the nutritional requirements, both in quality and quantify, under clean and hygienic conditions, is of paramount importance for maintaining good health at all ages and stages of life. The workshop with various activities would prove to be of immense use for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, he said.

North East Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital principal SK Srivastava also attended the workshop and spoke about India’s green revolution.

B Bordoloi, Food and Nutrition Board officer in-charge, briefed the importance of celebration of the week and this year’s theme.

A total of 50 participants from animal husbandry and veterinary department, students of NE Homeopathy College and Hospital, CDPOs, supervisors, gram sevika from Papum Pare district attended the workshop.


Committee reviews preparation for golden jubilee celebration

ITANAGAR, Sep 7:  The preparation for Golden Jubilee celebration of the Govt Secondary School, Pobdi West Siang district was reviewed by the celebration committee in its meeting held here on Sept 3 last.

While reviewing the preparation, former minister Kento Ete informed that the celebration will be organized with the five-day programme from December 8 to 12. The programme includes sports and cultural events besides literary competition with the involvement of people of seven villages, namely, Bene, Gune Bane, Kugi Pomte, Kugi Pomse, Pobdi, Paya and Wak under Paktu Ete Banggo.

Kento Ete, who presided over the meeting, further requested the member to contribute and support the organizing committee for renovation of school building, hostel and teachers and staff quarters and erection of golden jubilee pillar before the celebration begins.

While giving details of the programme and fund requirement for the celebration, Organizing committee secretary Karge Ete  suggested the  members to take up renovation work individually in order to minimize fund requirement.

Tomar Ete, DNGC principal advised the committee  for judicious use of fund and take maximum efforts for renovation of school infrastructure. Er Bora Ete and Er Lipe Ete assured to extend possible help in renovation of school building.


Training prog on establishment rules

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: A week-long training programme on “Establishment Rules" began at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun on Sept 05. As many as 26 ministerial staff of Civil Secretariat administration and heads of departments from capital region are attending the programme which is being conducted under the 100 per cent course fee sponsorship of DoPT, Govt. of India for the year 2011-12.

While inaugurating the programme, Training Director Pema Tshetan said that the subject matter of Establishment Rules forms the backbone of the Govt. system of functioning and  management of its man power  in order to deliver the goods  and services to the people. He informed the participants that the basic objectives of the training is to enable the Govt. employees to understand in-depth the establishment rules and apply them effectively in their day to day transaction of office business. The director training further added that lack of proper knowledge of establishment rules will be harmful as it may lead to wrong entries. The director  training again advised them that while initiating notes in the files, they should shoulder high degree of responsibility and have courage to point out the facts  and examine the case in context with the provision of the rule without any fear or favour as their noting will from the basis of future decision at higher level.Earlier,  assistant director  training, Pate Marik who is the course coordinator highlighted the details of course content of the training programme. He further apprised the participants of all the logistic arrangement and other facilities for the success of the training programme. The guest resource persons includes Pema Tshetan, Director (Training), Marpak Chiram, (Jt. Director) Audit  and Pension,  S K Dagra, Sr. FAO, PWD (E/Z), Itanagar, Taniang Tatung, FAO, RCS Office, Directorate of Audit  and  Pension.

Training course for PAs and  SPAs

Another week-long training programme on “Orientation Training Course for PAs and SPAs also commenced at ATI same day. The course is being by DoPT, Govt. of India. As many as 29 PAs/SPAs are attending the Course. The Director (Trg.) addressed in the participants in the inaugural programme. The resource persons include  among others, Pema Tshetan, Director (Training), R.L Roy, PS to Prl secretary to CM, Itanagar, A. Gupta Choudhary, reporter, attached PS Legislative Assembly, N.K Tripathi, OSD, Higher  and Technical Education, Itanagar. ATI officers T Lodo, Dy Director (Trg.), Priscilla Tayeng, Asstt. Director (Trg.), Pate Marik, Asstt. Director (Trg) will also participate in the panel discussion.

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Dear Editor,

This is in response to some news items which appeared in your esteemed daily in recent past regarding AIT Guwahati.

We want to clarify here that the AIT is not recognized by AICTE. We are thankful to APSTSU for their valuable suggestion to get affiliated with AICTE. In this regard we will try to do so in our level best. However, the courses conducted in our Institution are recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AIU/GATE and the syllabus is also approved by AICTE. The passed certificate and mark sheets are issued by the ICE (I) which are valid for jobs under Government of India.

Director (Academic) of AICTE Dr Surjit Angra said that the course is valid for central Govt in appropriate field vide letter No. F No. Eqwl/AB/Gen.corrs./2008-09 dated 16/09/2008.  So, I want to request the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to disburse the scholarship for the welfare of the students.

Students of ICE (I) are also requested to visit the convocation ceremony going to be held by Sept 15 at Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. Guardians are also requested not to worry with any unhealthy propaganda.


A. Talukdar


AIT, Guwahati -6



A good effort

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the news item, “State govt. to construct guest houses at Dibrugarh, Guwahati and Vellore” published in this daily on the 2nd of September. I must say, after a long time, the people of Arunachal found a reason to be delighted. It is indeed an exceptional move by the Govt. as it was a long-felt need of the people of this remote state, so, better late than never. But the words like, ‘welfare government, bold step’ which were heavier than the news itself  makes many to left wondering…oh is it, really? Though, I am in no way criticizing this noble gesture of our Govt. but would like to add some. Firstly, as the funds has already been decided i.e. Rs. 17 crores for Guwahati and Rs. 6 crore each for Vellore and Dibrugarh. I expect and humbly request on behalf of Arunachal to our who’s who not to compromise with the quality of work.  I am saying this because being a common man, I have seen like schools, hospitals, colleges, offices, etc definitely do not belong to the category of ‘excellent’ or even ‘very good’. And secondly but most importantly, when these guest houses take shape and starts functioning, it will need human resources. So my sincere request to the concerned authorities is to recruit as many as indigenous tribal people of the state unlike the Arunachal Bhawans of Kolkata and Delhi where Arunachalees gets confused and feel like an alien in the crowd of non-tribals.  


Marcster Loyie

Aalo,  (on email)



Education for all

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to your notice that many a unions, individuals are crying out for the posting of teachers to their schools, so that the students can get proper education. But nothing seems to go through the minds and hearts of the authorities of education. Frankly, the education in Arunachal is really in a pathetic condition especially the higher secondary level. Recently many a parents might have faced problems in getting their wards to good schools. Frankly speaking there aren’t many schools which provide quality education especially Hr. Sec. level.

It’s also very disheartening because of the procedure of admissions at reputed schools remaining in Arunachal Pradesh. One has to get 80 to 90 percent to just be able to sit in their qualifying test.

But what happens to student from a poorer social section, who despite not having better facilities, teachers and facing hardship from govt. school gets 60 percent which in their context is a great achievement. Unable to get admission in these reputed schools, they have to again go to their old school and face the same problems in higher education. And because of this many students leave the studies or get distracted from their goal.

I will be very much impressed if these RK's, VKV'S, KV's take these students and make them achieve. Then only they can prove themselves, otherwise they are just harvesting others hard work. Legislators, ministers, public leaders and wealthy bureaucrats child's study outside the state in big and reputed schools still they fail to make it to the  mark. So this shows if poorer student get chance they could do wonders.

I  would also like to request the Education Minister to give time and make efforts for betterment of education all over the state instead of concentrating in few. He has the power and if he wants, he can change many things in our state.

Beside, so called societies, unions, if they really want to do good for the  welfare of the students and the state, start good schools from the money you have collected to invest in betterment of village, clan, tribe etc. and make your students study. Don't always depend on government. Hope my words get to the masses. And young students do hope that efforts would be put in all by all.


Deewan Mara

Mumbai, (on email)



Deviation from the main purpose

Dear Editor,

The 48 hours bandh call has been an utter inconvenience not to mention highly annoying for the general public bringing life to a complete standstill and reducing the bustling capital into a ghost town. The only positive side would be that Itanagar sported the cleanest air probably in these two days by default.It is shocking, how educated youths get swayed into such regressive behaviour time and again.These so called " Democratic movements" cannot be called so when they take on the form of dictatorship.It is sad to see the student unions deviating from their main purpose and instead run the state according to their whims and fancies.


A frustrated citizen

Itanagar, (on email)





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Long way to go

The Millennium Development Goals report 2011 by the United Nations presents a data on progress towards these Millennium Development Goals for the world as a whole and for various country groupings classified as “developing” regions and the “developed” regions.

Despite significant setbacks after the 2008-2009 economic downturns, exacerbated by the food and energy crisis, the world is still on track to reach the poverty-reduction target. By 2015, it is now expected that the global poverty rate will fall below 15%, well under the 23% target. This global trend, however, mainly reflects rapid growth in Eastern Asia, reveals the report.

Although many countries have demonstrated that progress is possible, efforts need to be intensified to reach the poorest of the poor and those disadvantaged because of their sex, age, ethnicity or disability. Disparities in progress between urban and rural areas remain daunting. Astonishingly, across the world, one in five workers and their families are living in extreme poverty.

Over 2.6 billion people still lack access to flush toilets or other forms of improved sanitation. Although gaps in sanitation coverage between urban and rural areas are narrowing, rural populations remain at a distinct disadvantage in a number of regions.  The report shows that there is still a long way to go in empowering women and girls, promoting sustainable development, and protecting the most vulnerable from the devastating effects of multiple crises, be they conflicts, natural disasters or volatility in prices for food and energy.