ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Forum (APTF) has appealed to the state
chief secretary to take immediate steps for recruitment in vacant posts of tourist
information officer (TIO) through APPSC.
The APTF in a memorandum to Chief Secretary lamented that in spite of High Court
order for early recruitment in vacant posts of TIOs, no initiatives have been taken
so far in this regard.
Welcoming the modification in recruitment rules for tourism information officers
and initiatives being taken for streamlining tourism department, the Forum, however,
said that 100 per cent TIOs should be recruited from among the diploma and degree
holders on tourism as per suggestion of the department of administrative reform.
AAPBPA demand early solution to boundary issue
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association (AAPBPA) has expressed
serious concern over the reported encroachment in Lora-1 village under Kimin circle
by Assam forest officials on Sept 6 and 7 and attempt to construct NEC project road
in Dollungmukh area inside Arunachal territory by Assam authorities on Sept 8 last.
Stating that it was a violation of Supreme Court order for maintaining status quo
in Assam-Arunachal boundary area, the Association appealed state Govt to find out
mechanism for early solution to Assam-Arunachal boundary issue. It also appealed
the state Govt to provide relief assistance to the boundary people who lost their
properties and dwelling houses during illegal eviction drive carried out by Assam
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union (LSDNSU) has extended
support to the proposed NES-ANSU rally on Pradeep Thakur issue on Sept 13.
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Kime Paka Colony Development Committee, Mowb-I has renovated the
main colony road which connect Lower Kime Pakka, Upper Kime Pakka and Mowb-I, C-Sector
through social service on Sept 10. The road has been laying in dilapidated condition
caused by heavy rain during 2008.
The Committee appealed the UD and PWD department to renovate interior colony road
and drainage system in their area at the earliest for smooth vehicular movement.
Govt urged for effective transfer and posting policy
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Corruption Control (AAPCC) has appealed to
the state Govt for effective implementation of transfer and posting policy of the
The organization in a release today alleged that many first class and second class
officers have been posted in interior areas due to political interference, while
some officer are rendering their service for last many years at particular posting
place with blessing of political leaders. As per the Govt guidelines, no officers
can stay at particular posting place for more than three years, but in reality the
officers are being transferred before completion of three years tenure in particular
posting place, the organization said adding that effective implementation of the
policy will also help to minimize corruption level.
Youth body to inspect capital road
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: A team of All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA)
to be led by its general secretary Tai Roket would inspect the NH-52A road from Banderdewa
to Hollongi on September 11 to take stock of the present road condition.
The team would also try to find out the causes that has led the road to present condition
and make the findings known to the department concerned which could help maintain
the road properly.
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Dine Ajin Self Help Group (SHG) conducted a social service to repair
the Rakap Colony road near water treatment plant, Naharlagun.
During the day-long social service, the group with the help of PHED cleared the blocked
drains and filled the damaged road with soil. A JCB was provided by local MLA Techi
Kaso for the purpose. The colony dwellers and teaching staff of Govt Primary School,
Rakap Colony also actively participated in the social service.
Meanwhile, the SHG chairman Dado Yajum urged Kaso to do the needful to improve the
colony road which connects WTP plant, the primary school, Yajum and Rakap colonies.
Mega cultural completion
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: The Rural Development Society (RDS), Daporijo is going to organize
a district level mega cultural competition programme on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti
on Oct 2 at Singnik Hall, Daporijo. The programme aims at exposing the hidden talents
of youths of Upper Subansiri district in the field of arts and culture, according
to a release.
144 CrPC revoked
ITANAGAR: The Capital District administration in an order has revoked the 144 CrPC
which was promulgated in the entire capital complex earlier from Sept 3 last.
NCC lauds Govt step on ToI issue
ITANAGAR: Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC) in its executive body meeting held
here today unanimously appreciated the efforts by the state Govt with constitution
of high level committee for solution to ToI reporter Pradeep Thakur issue.
As ‘forgiveness is divine’ the act of Thakur may be forgiven on the basis of his
written and video apology, the NCC observed.
Expressing concern over the mushrooming of Nyishi based organizations, the meeting
advocated for merger of all those organizations in one entity for betterment of the
community. The Committee also resolved to organize a referendum rally of Nyishi
community in capital complex shortly.
NWA not to support proposed rally
ITANAGAR: The Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA) in its executive body meeting held
here today unanimously decided not to support the protest rally proposed by Nyishi
Elite Society (NES) and ANSU in state capital on reporter Pradeep Thakur/Times of
India issue on Sept 13.
The NWA in a release today alleged that the rally is being fomented at the behest
of some vested interested politicians in order to create disharmony among other communities
in the state capital as well as other part of the state and it may create law and
order problems. The NWA further said that NES president will be held responsible
‘in the event of any consequences’ due to the proposed rally.
CM draws Centre’s attention on insurgent group operating in Arunachal
National Integration Council
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Speaking at the National Integration Council meeting today in New
Delhi the Chief Minister said that “if there is any factor that is seen contradictory
to the ideals of integration and co-existence, it is the presence of insurgent groups.
Though not homebred, their increasing presence particularly in the districts of Tirap
and Changlang is creating an environment of fear and uncertainty.
“It would be my specific request to this Council that recommendations must be made
to the Union Government for an early and acceptable closure to the complicated issue.
Only a state-backed decisive initiative can achieve this” Jarbom Gamlin said that
The meeting was attended among others by the Prime Minister Dr Manmahon Singh.
The Chief Minister further said that “ We have always exemplified to the world our
ability to co-exist in spite of great diversity. I myself come from a state that
has over 30 tribes speaking different languages, each having different cultures and
yet co-habiting the space that we have chosen to call home. We have always believed
in our nation as a peace loving, tolerant and diverse society. But in all humility
and honesty, I must confess that things are not as they seem. Much as we want to
believe in these ideals of peaceful co-existence and universal fraternity, we perhaps
are not able to. We are today turning into a society where few individuals are increasingly
becoming intolerant, quick to violence and worst of all, to apathy and indifference”.
Our resolve to battle the menace against our national integrity, from within and
outside, needs to be reflected by handling such threats with a firm hand. I am confident
that in such a fight; the entire nation is with us, he said.
Today, when we look at India as an idea, it is discernible that just as much as its
youth are at the forefront of the nation’s mind-boggling growth, it is yet the youth
that are at the forefront of the maladies we face- terrorism, disharmony, discrimination
and intolerance. Just as there are successful entrepreneurs and software engineers,
there are young men and women in cadres of insurgent outfits. We must accept the
dichotomy that while there is a section of youth that are content and upwardly mobile-
there is at the same time a lot who carry frustration and hatred in their hearts.
While a section of our youth are taking us forward, another is doing the contrary.
“Rule of Law will only prevail when there is a respect for law, when there is an
understanding and acceptance of its supremacy. Rule of Law cannot forever be brought
upon by enforcement. A point has come where this respect needs to be seen to be coming
from within. The slip between a law-abiding college student and a fearless mob participant
is only as much as we will allow it to be: he added. The Chief Minister further spoke
on the need to engaging the youths. “We must find hope for our youth. We must give
them a reason to dream. Because it is only when the youth have hope and when the
youth can dream- that a nation truly lives. Let India live too”, he said.
We must be able to channelize the energies of our youth in nation building and strengthen
in their minds the idea of India. The question really then, is this – Why have we
not been able to do this? Have we somewhere been unable to provide to our young people
conditions of access to opportunities and livelihood?
He said that to make any tangible achievement, we must be able to tackle the three
core issues: of creating livelihood opportunities, making available quality education
and harnessing a respect for diversity. At the baseline, national integration and
harmony has to be viewed through the prism of a delivery of opportunities, livelihoods
The Chief Minister said that it is important to have a space for pluralism, a space
for multiplicity of thoughts and for a space for differences of opinion. But at the
same time we must ensure that they do not at any time override the core principle
on which this nation is built- a respect for the other.
He opined that the future is in our education system and in our curriculum. If we
are to reinforce a respect for the diversity of our great country and for the rule
of law, it has to be done in its classrooms. We have to innovate and re-think on
how value can be added to the existing school education system to achieve these.
He suggested academic exchange programmes where children and youth from one part
of the country should be able to spend a part of their academic session in another
– living with families, evolving for themselves an understanding of the people and
the culture there. Given for instance, the commonality of curriculum across CBSE
schools, there is definitely a window for this to realistically materialize.
He further said that to enhance emotional integration, Centres of Excellence like
the IITs, IIMs and IIITs, etc. should be established in the north east- where students
from the rest of the country would come for their studies. Only this will create
a two-way process of exchange and understanding, which today sees only students from
the north east go to study outside.
Once a peaceful state
Itanagar, Sep 10: Arunachal Pradesh, once considered most peaceful state in the country,
seems gradually and slowly losing its tag.
The state witnessed a couple of ugly incidences in the recent past. There are reports
of looting, ransacking and attack on business community, media houses, public properties
Atleast a dozen of vehicles, including vehicles of media department, police and magistrate
on duty, were either damaged or targeted by agitators in group making mockery of
clamping 144 CrPC during the last Capital bandh.
Interestingly, all these incidences took place in front of a good number of ‘2500’
armed police personnel deployed in and around capital complex to 'maintain and contain'
law and order problem. Their all 'efforts' proved to be a lame duck which has exposed
the ‘strict’ administration in black and white.
There is still no breakthrough in the stalemate on Pradeep Thakur issue. While Government
is appealing to all to refrain from bandhs, agitation, dharna, rally etc, NES has
announced a mass rally on September 13 from Banderdewa to Chimpu.
Further, the attack on IMWA office, a hotel in Itanagar and an advocate have simply
proved the deteriorating law and order problem in capital.
While Government has informed about constitution of an enquiry committee on the reported
slang word used by IRBn personnel, it is still mum on advocate assault case.
It is worth mentioning here that a leading daily in the state has closed down its
publication for an indefinite period due to obvious reasons.
Who is to blame for this? Should the government alone be held responsible for all
Whosoever may be responsible for these problems, but it is sure that, if the trend
continues, it will seriously affect on development process since peace is pre-requisite
It is high time for the welfare Government to show maturity in its act and tackle
the situation tactfully and to the satisfaction of all.
Apex court clears proposal for de-reserving Deopani Reserve Forest
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: The Supreme Court today cleared the proposal of the Govt of Arunachal
Pradesh for de-reserving of Deopani Reserve Forest under LowerDibangValley district.
With this clearance the Centre can now issue the notification de-reserving the forest
land stretching 7 kms between Meka and Shantipur.
A public delegation under the initiative of MLA Dambuk Jomin Tayeng and headed by
former MLA Basu Perme, ZPM (Meka) Mibom Pertin and North-East Congress Co-ordination
Committee general secretary Tony Pertin were present in the Supreme Court to witness
the proceedings. Standing counsel Anil Srivastava and advocate Tony Pertin appeared
for the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
The de-reserving of the long stretch of land and forests includes the Adi villages
of Kangkong, Parbuk, Kabang, Bolung, Jia and the Idu Mishmi villages of Idili, Kundli
Advocate Tony Pertin rejoicing the clearance said that it was a long drawn demand
of the people of Jia to Kangkong villages ofLowerDibangValleydistrict.
Pertin said, our homestead, agriculture and all other community lands were under
reserve forest on papers but now with the SC clearance the door has been opened for
issuance of formal notification of de-reservation. Our people will have the option
to apply and obtain Land Possession Certificate and the obstacle of insistence on
forest clearance certificate for any activity under the area would be a matter of
past, he informed.
With the long awaited demand for de-reservation of Deopani Reserve Forests of Bolung-Parbuk
area as granted by the Supreme Court of India, the 15 years long initiative has triumphed
and now the people are free from the bondage of forests, said Roding Pertin Lower
Dibang Valley DCC president and former MLA. The Supreme Court’s Central Empowered
Committee headed by P.V. Jay Krishnan, Chairman, Sanjeev Saddha, Member Secretary
CEC had visitedLowerDibangValley in 2010 for inspection and interaction with the
affected people in connection with de-reservation of Deopani RF area. It had been
a long and arduous battle on claim of ownership rights in the Deopani RF area of
what traditionally belonged to the tribal people living there for decades. The people
of the area from Meka (5 km from Roing) to Santipur (Assam- Arunachal border) which
falls under Forest Reserved Area have been pursuing the Centre for de-reservation
of the area since last three decades. The devastating earthquake that rocked the
entire region in 1950 had changed the course and ofDibangRiverwhich inundated many
inhabited villages and agricultural fields including the erstwhileSadiyaTown. Then
the Adis of the area had shifted towards the further eastern sides in the present
villages. Though the people had inhabited the area for so long, they had been deprived
of economic activities as the legal documents for the land could not be procured
as a result the area lagged behind in various developmental aspects.
Ten cadres of NDFB surrenders
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Relentless ground work and sustained motivation by Gajraj Corps,
Thakurbari Mountain Brigade, Military Intelligence Unit, 44 Assam Rifles and Sonitpur
Police resulted in ten Cadres of NDFB (Ranjan Daimary faction) expressing their desire
to lay down their arms and join the mainstream. In one of the largest approach for
surrender by NDFB (Anti Talk faction) to Army and Police in recent times speaks volumes
about the efforts of Army and Police to restore normalcy. Argeng Basumatary @ Abor
Basumatary (28), Mijingsa Boro @ Mwgtansa (24), Pradip Brahma @ B Pathai Labg (24),
Anima Brahma @ B Alari (23), Madan Boro @ Mwikha (24), Sanjay Narzary @ Sousilang
(22), Kamleshwar Kakhalary @ K Kham (26), Sabin Kakhalary @ KSwngthi @ Gadambla (18),
Rajan Boro and Ajay Daimary presented themselves during the ‘Adarnee Sabha’ organised
at Polo Ground, Tezpur.
Cadres on the occasion handed over One 7.62 mm Ak-56 rifle, Five 7.65 mm Pistols,
Two 22 rifles, One Carbine Machine Gun alongwith huge quantity of explosives and
ammunition. Lt Gen Shakti Gurung, AVSM, VSM, GOC, Gajraj Corps welcomed their first
steps to join the mainstream. Commander Thakurbari Mountain Brigade, DC Sonitpur
and DIG Police Northen Range alongwith many prominent dignitaries of Tezpur also
graced the Ceremony.
Karling punches his way to glory
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Karling Natung punched his way to glory in the National Sub-Junior
Boxing Championship at Shillong as the pugilist from remote East Kameng was adjudged
the Best Boxer of the event.
In his final bout today, Karling punched out his opponent from Mizoram 4-1 to won
the yellow metal as well as the Best Boxer title.
However, Techi Bida, another finalist, had to content with the Silver as he went
down fighting 0-5 to his much superior opponent from Services Sports Control Board
Yesterday, Aguk Juja won a bronze after losing the semifinal bout against SSCB opponent
in the semifinal.
In total, Arunachal notched up three medals in the event, including a gold a silver
Governor reviews education scenario of the state
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General J.J. Singh reviewed the measures
being taken to improve the quality of education in the State, particularly in remote
and far-flung areas, with the State Education Minister Bosiram Siram, who called
on him at Raj Bhavan here today.
The Governor advised the minister regarding necessity of inspections by various education
department officials to far-flung schools.
The Governor also suggested measures to bringing up the quality of education in entire
Minister briefed the Governor on the initiatives taken by the department to improve
the overall education scenario of the State. He informed that the department is implementing
Right to Education (RTE) and new State Education Policy in letter and spirit. Siram
apprised the Governor on pre-service trainings, bridge courses and distance education
programmes under IGNOU for the teachers. He also apprised the Governor regarding
Zonal Vigilant Teams, which will ensure that teachers remain in their places of posting
and schools are run properly.
Dwelling on the bottlenecks, such as inaccessibility, safety and security of the
teachers, lack of accommodation, Siram informed that more than 200 teachers’ quarters
have been constructed.
Highlighting on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Education Minister informed with timely allocation
of State share by the State Government, the SSA funding has been increased from 108
crores to 443 crores. He also informed that SSA teachers will be now receiving salaries
at par with regular teachers and also in time. Referring to the teams of resource
persons from Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India, who are imparting trainings
to the teachers in the State, Education Minister thanked the Governor for taking
up the cause of the department with the Central Government.
It may be mentioned here that in order to improve the quality of education in the
State through teachers’ training, Gen Singh took up the matter with the Union HRD
minister Kapil Sibal during his tour to national capital last year. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
All Party Meet calls for making way for development activities
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: The Pradeep Thakur issue should not be an issue that could jeopardize
the economy and other developmental activities of the state, observed the All Party
Meeting convened by Chief Minister at his conference hall here on September 8 last
to discuss the vexed problem. “The Government is confident that All Nyishi Students’
Union (ANSU), Nyishi Elite Society (NES) or other organizations would appreciate
the Government’s endeavour to resolve the issue in its best possible way, the meeting
Giving details of the Government initiative to resolve the issue in a chronological
order right from registering a case against Pradeep Thakur, arrest warrant against
him and extraction of the apology, Govt Spokespersons Tako Dabii said that “it is
case which attracts breach of privilege and sub-judice in terms of parliamentary
and Judiciary systems. Since the case is in the court of law, the Government is being
considered to be committing breach of privilege in terms of Parliamentary system.
However, inspite of that the Government tried her best to resolve the issue time
and again by facilitating different types of platforms. But unfortunately the issue
remained unresolved”, he regretted.
The meeting opposed any kind of bandh call in near future and was unanimous in appealing
all to change their mind-sets on further calling bandhs, agitations, strike, demonstrations,
mass rallies etc. which hamper every individual, business community, students, sick
people, vendors, daily wage earners.
“Youths are the greatest assets of our society, father of future Arunachal Pradesh.
Hence, they should respect themselves and understand other fellow members problems,”
the meeting observed and appealed to ANSU leaders, members and its supporters to
abstain from resorting violence during any kind of democratic movement.
The All Party Meeting was attended by Industry Minister etc.Minister Tako Dabii,
Forest Minister Setong Sena, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, a hosts of legislators,
NCP president and general secretary, Trinamool Congress, Peoples’ Party of Arunachal,
BJP, Arunachal Congress and delegates from Arunachal Law Students Union and ACCYWA.
Meanwhile, Dabii informed that Home Minister has constituted a committee to inquire
about the reported slang word used by IRBn personnel against women at Gahpur Tinali,
Chimpu. Any personnel, if found guilty, would be punished as per law, he added.
AAPSU Mega health awareness camp in Seppa
Seppa, Sep 10: Two-day Mega Health Awareness Camp on Hepatitis, HIV and AIDS organised
by All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union( APPSU) in support of All East Kameng Student
Union (AEKSU) began today at Govt. Hr. Sec. School Bazaar line, Seppa.
A team of experts comprising of Dr. K. Darang Eye specialist, Dr. T Taki Medicine
specialist, Dr. Joram Nisha General surgeon from General Hospital Naharlagun, along
with doctors and medical staffs of district hospital Seppa are rendering the necessary
Tajum Poyom general secretary AAPSU urged the people to take advantage of the free
medical camp and said that this programme was organised in order to facilitate medical
facilities to those needy people who can’t afford to go outside of the district for
treatment. He urged the senior students to make the people aware of the health and
hygienic way of life. He also appealed the people to maintain cleanliness and bring
about a change in the way of living to do away with various diseases. He discouraged
the haphazard construction of houses and appealed to the people to co-operate with
District Administration and Govt. functionaries for proper town planning and its
Chairman of the organising committee cum S/Service secretary APPSU Gela Blange said
the awareness health camp being organised with a mission to wipe out Hepatities,
HIV, AIDS from E/ Kameng District. Talking about shortage of doctors at District
Hospital, Seppa, he apprised of posting of doctors. Further, talking about BSNL services,
he urged the authority for improvement of network services in Seppa immediately.
Minister concerned at breach of
law and order
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: A coordination meeting with Minister Tourism and WRD, Parliamentary
Secretary CMO, PRI Members, HODs, Admin officers, Bazar secretary and Taxi Union
president Tawang was held at the conference hall of DC’s office Tawang yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting Pema Khandu, Minister Tourism and WRD said that off late
there has been some instances of breach of Law & Order in the district which is a
matter of concern for otherwise peaceful district of Tawang. On being apprised of
the acute shortage of police personnel at the district far below the sanctioned strength
he assured to take it up with the Govt. In view of the total dependency of the district
on the PDS, he assured to take up the overall shortage of PDS commodities and inclusion
of all the educational institutions in the district under the purview of PDS. However
he emphasized on the proper development of Agriculture to mitigate the shortage of
essential food items. Regarding tourism development in Tawang he urged to view tourism
as an industry for absorbing maximum educated unemployed youths in self employment
and also boost local economy and generate revenue for the state. He pointed out that
our state has acute resource crunch because of which we are to unable manage even
state matching share against CSS and he impressed upon the development of Hydro power
sector for which the state has maximum potential and is the only viable alternative
for generating state’s own resources.
Khandu also urged HODs to be prompt in furnishing the information under RTI and asked
them to guide the misguided youths to right direction and forbid them from giving
any donations which is already banned by the Govt.
Parliamentary Secretary CMO and MLA Tawang Tsewang Dondhup proposed to construct
a memorial park in memory of Late CM Dorjee Khandu in view of his yeoman service
to the society where people can pay their obeisance. For preservation of environment
and to check deforestation he emphasized on alternate source of heating instead of
using firewood. For this he urged to increase the quotas of SK oil for the district
during the winter months in view of the extreme cold climate in Tawang. He also expressed
his satisfaction over the good harvest of potatoes in the district which is the result
of procurement of hybrid seed potato from Shimla by the fund managed by him. He further
assured to manage an X-Ray machine provided a radiographer is posted and a Generator
set for emergency power back-up for the district hospital Tawang.
DC Tawang Kemo Lollen in his speech highlighted and appraised the various problems
and issues confronting the district. He requested for immediate deployment of police
personnel as per sanctioned strength to prevent any law and order problem in the
district. He also brought up the issue of traffic and parking problem within the
township and urged to identify a suitable parking place and streamline the traffic.
Citing the strategic location of the district due to its boundary with two countries
he requested for posting of administrative officers in full strength. To maintain
the natural beauty of district to attract more tourists he emphasized on maximum
plantation and clean environment.
Earlier in the day DC Tawang Kemo Lollen flagged off the first ever Army recruitment
rally at the play ground of Govt Higher secondary School Tawang. DIPRO TAWANG
Society demands action against advocate’s attackers
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: TEBW LAPPA Welfare Society (TLWS), the conglomeration of clan like
Taba, Kara, Tad, Teri, Teshi and Baat today held a meeting at Doimukh auditorium
to discuss situation arising out of recent brutal attack on advocate Taba Tagum.
More than 600 people participated in the meeting including men and women. The meeting
went on whole day and various speakers expressed deep concern over such barbaric
attack on one of their fellow clan man.
After through discussion, society adopted certain resolution in this regard. It was
decided that if govt. don’t arrest those goondas involved in the advocate assault
case, TLWS will be forced to take action under traditional Nyishi system. While
adopting tough stand, society clarifies that their fight for justice is not directed
towards any community or clan or political parties and are only seeking justice for
our brother Taba Tagum.
TLWS expressed shock over why Nyishi Elite Society (NES) is keeping silent on this
issue. “We want to ask NES is Taba Tagum not a Nyishi or what? Why are they not
condemning or coming out against such barbaric act. Are they promoting goondaism
in Nyishi Society?,” the Society questioned.
TLWS further stated that due to misdeed of few persons in the community, whole Nyishi
tribe is being always blamed and termed as barbaric, thus rapport with other tribes
is sometimes affected. The Society appealed all the NGO’s and other organization
not to write against Advocate Taba Tagum, a victim of 2nd September night incident,
without knowing the facts of the case. TLWS appreciate and support the resolution
passed by Bar Association of Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench at Naharlagun
for not pleading a case in favour of those miscreants who involved in the attack
on advocate Taba Tagum.
While condemning such brutal act, the society stated that such act has no place in
tribal society and urged every educated Arunachalee to come out and take steps against
such barbaric act.
ANNYA calls capital bandh
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: The All Nyishi Nyejir Yapa Association (ANNYA) today convened an
emergency meeting at UD-Guest House Nirjuly and unanimously decided to call 12 hours
capital complex bandh on 13th September in protest against the non-arrest of the
miscreants who attacked advocate Taba Tagum on 2nd September. The attack on Taba
Tagum, is barbaric and inhuman act which has no place in modern civilized society.
There is no place for such barbarism in the peace loving state like Arunachal Pardesh
where more than 26 major tribes and 105 sub tribes are co-existing peaceful and harmoniously.
The Association regrets to know why the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) is mute spectator
in this issue. When one learned member of the community is physically assaulted and
mentally harassed in front of family member by a group of about 70 persons that too
from our own community, why the NES remains as mute spectator. If the NES is the
custodian of Nyishi community they should come clean and solve the problem, as saying
goes charity begins at home.
As regards to the remarks made against Nyishi community by Pradeep Thakur, the association
supports the statement given by Nyishi Welfare Society in the local dailies of the
state on 8th September. The NES should not adopt double standard in this regards.
The association condemns the NES of politicizing and taking the matter to egoism
rather than accepting apology. The ANNYA is proud of being Nyishi and accept the
apology, repeatedly tendered by Pradeep Thakur as desired by community. Pradeep Thakur
has stated that he has outmost respect for Nyishi community and tendered his apology
repeatedly in NE TV and other local dailies.
Being the torch bearer of the community, the NES should lead the community in such
a way that their work is worthy of appreciation by all but not only Nyishi community
alone. The ANNYA also regretted that most of the ministers and Parliamentary Secretariats
are staying at Delhi in the pretext of medical treatment and schemes for few months
which hampered the normal office functioning and development process of the state.
It is well known fact that when a govt. employee takes a leave from his office he
entrusts his charter of duty to his subordinate and accordingly the duty is discharged.
Now the question is when Ministers and Parliamentary Secretariats are absent from
office and enjoying at Delhi for a moth or two who takes their charge and discharge
their duty. The ANNYA appeals all Ministers and Parliamentary Secretariats to attend
their office in the interest of public services or otherwise work out a ways to give
charges to other Minister and parliamentary secretaries.
‘If there is evidence, show it’
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Sentinel Arunachal CEO Jarpum Gamlin who has been in controversy
following a news item in Times of India Website which has caused considerably unrest
in the Capital Region said that if there is any evidence linking him with the report,
those people should come out in open. He further dared them to go to court of law,
if they have any evidence to prove his connection with Pradeep Thakur before May
“Few political mercenaries, working at the behest of few congress leaders apparently
conspiring to cause instability in the present government of Arunachal Pradesh, have
been talking about ‘records of my telephone conversations’ for last 4 months but
they are yet to show or display the so called telephone records. For how long and
how far, do they want to drag my name, without showing any record or evidence, he
They won’t find one against me because I have never known this person till May 06,
2011. Therefore, I dare them to prove that I ever had known/ spoken/ written to this
person on or before May 06, 2011, he said.
He said that on “May 06 2011, ANSU had sent a letter addressed to the President of
Arunachal Press Club (APC), a post I was holding then, seeking clarification on
the report in the ToI’s online edition dated May 04,2011. I took up the matter with
few office bearers of press fraternity; and given the volatile situation caused by
ToI, I spoke to Pradeep Thakur on May 07, 2011;, I even wrote to him. All these facts
and records have been placed before President, ANSU vide letter dated May 15, 2011’
Further, he said that “ as ANSU had problems with me as the APC president, which
I still believe was a result of mis-communication and misunderstanding, I resigned
from the said post. I earnestly expected that the issue of me being in the middle
of controversy would subside with it”.
He further said that “its not a social issue as it has been made out to be; but
its a highly politicize issue with lot many vested congress leaders fuelling the
Who circulated the particular news item from a news portal which was hardly heard
or read in the state, he said?
He further wanted to know who planted the news against him as recent as August 26th,
in ANI, a news agency.
He further wanted to know why did a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal
call up couple of editors from the state media on May 25th and May 27th asking them
to pick the news from agency site?
How did this Lok Sabha MP come to know about news a day before, he added.
He appealed to citizens not to be a pawn in the political game and make him a martyr
of a political party of which he is not even a member.
“Unnecessarily I have been dragged into APCC’s intra-party fights after elevation
of my elder brother to the seat of the Chief Minister after untimely demise of Late
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu” he said..
He further urged “the political mercenaries to put their name in the posters which
is under circulation, if they are confident that they have evidence(s).
I also appeal them not to create disharmony in the society for benefits of few handful
of political leaders.
LDV DRDA governing body approves AAP
ITANAGAR, Sept 10: The 9th governing body meeting of the Lower Dibang Valley District
Rural Development Agency was held at DRDA conference hall, Roing on Sept 8.
During the meeting the BDOs or representative of Hunli-Desali, Roing-Koronu and Dambuk-Paglam
community development blocks placed their Annual Operation Plan for 2011-12 under
SGSY, MGNREGA, IAY, Hariyali and IWMP.
Participating in the discussion before approval of the AOP for 2011-12, Anita Payeng,
ZPM, Dambuk Anchal Samity called for review of the schemes, namely, construction
of approach road from Anpum-A to Anpum-B, Horticultural plantation at Anpum-B and
construction of approach road from Kaling-I to School. She also suggested that
a committee under direct control of DC with PRI as member be constituted to keep
proper vigil on implementation of programme on ground level. The PD directed the
BDO to carry out a physical verification of the schemes along with panchayat leaders
for corrective measures if needed. The deputy commissioner cum DRDA CEO welcomed
the suggestion and requested all the members to bring to her notice if any irregularities
for immediate remedial measures.
Responding to a query of Meka Anchal Samity ZPM Mibom Pertin, the Project Director
and BDO Roing clarified that the beneficiaries under SGSY are kept in minimum level
due to meager allocation of fund. The DRDA PD further informed the house that
the MoRD despite of writing several letters, have not yet initiated process of releasing
fund under SGSY separately to Lower Dibang Valley district yet. The ministry is releasing
fund only to Dibang Valley district which is further divided between the two districts
thus further reducing the quantum of the fund, he said.
The members present in the house appealed the authorities to take up the matter at
appropriate level to get SGSY fund released exclusively for Lower Dibang Valley
After threadbare deliberations on the proposals, the house unanimously approved the
AAP 2011-12 under SGSY, MGNREGA, IAY, Hariyali and IWMP. Also the House approved
resolution for revolving fund to 6 numbers of SHG against Roing CD Block.
Earlier, highlighting the performance of last financial year, the DRDA project director
cum-member secretary Tamiyo Tatak placed the achievement report of 2010-11 under
all programme of rural development agency which was approved by the members present
in the house.
Addressing the house, Roing DDI P Arangham requested the BDOs to coordinate
with Industries department while extending support to the beneficiaries under the
schemes like weaving, tailoring for its proper implementation.
DC cum DRDA CEO Garima Gupta in her address emphasized on proper implementation
of schemes in ground level. She asked the PD, DRDA and the BDOs to ensure 100 per
cent implementation of the programmes in its right perspective. She further stressed
on implementation of MGNREGA and called upon the programme officer to ensure creation
of permanent assets for generation of more employment generation.
The house also accorded approval for borrowing of funds from feasible sources other
than MGNREGA, IWMP, IAY to clear the pending arrear and salary of DRDA staff if any.
Earlier, Chairman, Zilla Parisad and DRDA Chiliko Meto welcomed all the members of
Governing Body, especially the new DC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Garima Gupta. He further requested
all members to take active part in the deliberations constructively enabling the
august house to give suitable direction to DRDA and BDO for implementing the various
rural development programme during the current financial year in its right perspective.
Solung celebrated at Namsai
ITANAGAR, Sep 10: The Solung, festival of Adi community was celebrated with traditional
fervor by Adi community of Namsai area at Melangkung village today. Members of the
community thronged the festival ground with their best traditional attires.
Addressing the Adi people on the occasion as Chief Guest, local MLA, Nang Sati Mein,
described Solung festival as a occasion to pray to goddess Kine Nane and almighty
Doying botte to bring “Agung-Agam” for the entire human being. She defined “Agung-Agam”
as “prosperity and wel-being”. Further she told the gathering that Agung-Agam shall
prevail in any society, where people are hardworking, progressive thinking and peace
loving. Agung agam shall exist in any society like Khamti, Singhpo, adi-basi etc,
if above three conditions exist. She extorted all present to be hard working, progressive
thinking and to promote social and communal harmony. She called upon the today’s
youth to preserve and promote traditional cultures and values and reminded that loss
of culture is loss of identity.
ADC Tamune Miso, the guest of honour, says that “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”.
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.
James Badu, President, Adi Bane Kebang(ABK) Lohit unit, Jikom Tayeng, General Secretary
Solung festival committee and prominent activist of ABK Sekkong Pertin also spoke
on the occasion. They prayed for the well being of the community in particular and
the state as a whole. They expressed their gratitude to the well wishers and community
for their contribution and cooperation during the Solung celebration and also expected
such cooperation in future.
Folk Dance, modern dance, song and other colorful cultural programme by ponung parties
and students were some of the main highlights of the day-long celebration.
Sustainable Sanitation & Management of Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Workshop
SEPPA, Sep 10: A workshop on sustainable sanitation & Management of Drinking Water
Quality Monitoring was organized at Kameng Hall yesterday.
Tope Bam, DC appealed the people to change their mindset and develop civic sense
in the way of living to do away with various kinds of diseases. He also suggested
to take up low cost latrines of total sanitation programme cluster or village-wise
for visible development. Taking a serious note on depletion of water sources day
by day, he urged the PRI members to convey the message in their respective areas
not to carry out deforestation through jhuming cultivation at catchment areas. Talking
about water Treatment plan, he urged the EE PHED for its successful implementation
and also to visit the sources of water for supply clean water at seppa town. Further,
he appealed the dwellers of Seppa town to comply the Executive order issued earlier
for cleanliness of the town.
Er. Tomi Ete, secretary PHED explained the composition of the members and their role
and responsibilities under Rural water supply and Total Sanitation Programme adding
that the main stakeholders for successful implementation depend on PRI members. He
appealed the NGOs, Govt. functionaries, PRI members and more especially the students
to extend co-operation for successful implementation of the programme and also urged
them to highlight to the people about the programme. He also explained the old practices
of individual household latrines system of the various tribes through power point
presentation adding that old practices be abandoned and new practices be put in place.
Dr. K. Sopin i/c DMO clearly explained about the water borne diseases stating that
70% of the diseases can be prevented by maintaining cleanliness ,drinking boiled
water, hygienic way of living and proper drainage etc. The common diseases he said
are dysentery, diarrhoea , typhoid etc.
Er.A.K Singh Director CCDU and Er. Taba Teni SE PHED, Boru Sangyu ZPM also spokes
on the occasion.
Power- point presentation about hygienic way of living through Hindi and local dialect
received appreciation from one and all. A Handbook for Gram Panchayats to help them
plan, implement, operate, maintain and manage drinking water security was distributed.
Governing body meet of DRDA Tawang
TAWANG, Sep 10: The 45th governing body meeting of DRDA Tawang, was held at conference
hall of DC’s office Tawang on Sept 9.
Minister Tourism and WRD Pema Khandu in his address expressed satisfaction over the
implementation of all the poverty alleviation schemes under rural development programme
by the DRDA Tawang. He urged the PRI Members to take active participation in planning,
execution and monitoring all programmes.
He also asked them to select genuine beneficiaries and take up need based practical
schemes for the benefit of the poorest of the poor of society. He also appreciated
the effort of the DRDA in taking up of traditional trades like local handloom, handicraft,
Pottery making, animal husbandry etc which will preserve the dying traditional Art
and culture and requested for giving preference in taking up more such schemes in
For effective implementation of all the schemes at grass root level Khandu emphasized
on imparting training to the PRI members at block level. Seeing the shortage of
state matching share in every CSS he assured to take up the matter with the state
Parliamentary Secretary CMO and MLA Tawang Tsewang Dondhup said that majority of
the population live in the rural area and therefore convening this kind of meeting
for giving benefit to them is very important. He asked PRI members to take active
participation in such forums to take up the cause of the poor rural people to root
out the economic inequality between the people living in rural and urban areas. He
further said that the permanent waitlist prepared on the basis of BPL survey 2002
which forms the basis for assistance under IAY is almost exhausted in all Gram Panchayats
and fresh BPL list is to be prepared after SECC 2011 survey soon may be properly
done by involving Gram Sabha.
DC Cum CEO DRDA Tawang Kemo Lollen in his keynote address presented brief account
of implementation of all the RD programmes and lauded the efforts of PRI Members,
DRDA and Block officials for optimum achievement. He also stressed on selection of
appropriate schemes and giving the benefits to genuine people by enlisting their
active participation after motivation through technical intervention. He also urged
bankers for their proactive role in implementation of credit linked schemes.
PD DRDA Tawang presented the physical and financial performance under the all Programmes
of DRDA during FY 2010-11 through Power point presentation.
Thereafter the house unanimously approved the AAP for 2011-12 for RD programmes presented
by the BDOs. The Meeting was chaired by Jamey Tsering, the senior most ZPM of the
In a separate meeting of the district vigilance and monitoring committee for the
second quarter of 2011 chaired by Pema Khandu, Minister Tourism and WRD at conference
hall of DC’s office Tawang yesterday, all the RD programmes of DRDA , PMGSY implemented
by RWD, ICDS and Programmes of Ministry of Tribal affairs implemented by CDPOs, TSC
and SwajalDhara implemented by PHE & WS Deptt, NRHM implemented by DMO Tawang were
RUKSIN, Sep 10:- Solung, the main festival of Adi community, which started on September-
1 last, concluded today with a note for promotion of the traditional culture and
The concluding programme was conducted by the Ruksin Town Solung Celebration Committee
(RTSCC) at the Electric Colony Festival Ground here, where thousands today assembled
with their best traditional attires.
Addressing the people on the occasion as Chief Guest, the Ruksin Block Zilla Parishad
Member (ZPM) Tongeng Panyang called upon all to preserve their traditional cultures
and local languages and work for promotion of religious faith system.
Speaking about the varied dances and cultural traditions, the ZPM laid stress on
creation of “cultural mosaic” in the Adi songs while adding that folk dances (Ponung)
and the age-old “monotonous” ponungs should be rectified without changing the main
ethos. He also lamented the decline of the value of tradition and culture among the
youths and urged them to shoulder the responsibility for the sake of their future
Rajesh Panyang, ADC Yingkiong, who addressed the function as special guest, said
that the ‘tradition faith’ and ‘religious custom’ are quite different issues and
these should never be mixed up with traditional cultures.
The president secretary of RTSCC Paniram Panyang and Kemba Saroh thanked the local
PRI leaders and government officials for their whole-hearted participation in Solung
celebration for the last ten days.
Governing body finalizes AAP 2011-12
Aalo, Sep 10: The Annual Action Plan for the year 2011-12 under SGSY, IAY, and NREGA
of District Rural Development agency for West Siang has been finalized.
Presiding over the meeting, Chairperson West Siang Zilla Parishad Jarsa Gamlin stressed
on adequate coverage of schemes to all ZPM and Anchal Segments and BDOs should shoulder
more responsibilities to implement the programmes.
The Panchayat leaders should also work in consultation with MLAs of the respective
constituency to avoid clash of interest and to gain confidence in discharging their
responsibilities, he said.
The Incharge CEO Kanki Darang stressed on more initiative from PRI in formulating
plans and programmes in consultation with BDOs.
The Project Director DRDA Dege Ete said that the allocation under DRDA sound big
but meagre amount goes to block when it is distributed to every blocks and Panchayat
Bodies. But endeavour should be made to bring about visible developments from the
allocation. The Senior Accounts Officer DRDA placed before the house physical and
financial achievements of 2010-11 under all centrally sponsored programme of DRDA
Aalo. The BDOs, Banker and HODs of the line department also pointed out their problems
The ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons stressed on enhancing subsidy rates, decentralize
purchase policy and streamline selection of schemes on the basis of approved AAP
in Governing Body Meet. DIPRO