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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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,
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
AIT, Guwahati -6
A good effort
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.
Aalo, (on email)
Education for all
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.
Mumbai, (on email)
Deviation from the main purpose
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”
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.