September 12

Mihu & Yumi to represent India at Youth World Archery Championship

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Maselo Mihu and Sorang Yumi of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu and their coach Kh. Ekashini Devi will represent India at Youth World Archery Championship to be held at Wuxi, China from October 13 to 20, 2013. Presently, both the archers and the coach are undergoing training at Pune.

Recently, both the archers have brought laurels to the country and the state by winning silver and bronze medals in the 2nd Asian Grand Prix Archery Tournament, 2013 held at Ullanbaatar, Mongolia under the guidance of Coach Kh. Ekashini Devi.

While expressing her happiness on being selected to represent India as coach in the ensuing championship, Ekashini Devi exuded confidence of a good and improved performance by the archers duo of the state in particular in the coming world championship.

Meanwhile, Asst. Director, Sports & Youth Affairs cum Secretary, Arunachal Archery Association Tadar Appa, while expressing immense pleasure and happiness over the remarkable achievement by the two archers of the state at international level competition, has wished them all the best for the world championship.


TNSC defeats JSSC in Giogi Taya Memorial Football

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Tagung Neri SC thrashed Jalley Sonam SC 4-0 in the 2nd state level Giogi Taya Memorial Football tournament-2013 at Rajiv Gandhi stadium, Naharlagun today.

Vikram Chei scored two goals while Anil Lomgu and G. Dolum scored a goal each for the winning team.

For Jalley Sonam team, Habung Kobing and Tadar Achi scored a goal each.

Yesterday, Jiye Aur Jine Do FC beat Lokam Brothers FC 2-1.

Khyoda Janu scored both the goals for Jiyo Aur Jine Do team while Ngurang Tana scored the lone goal for Lokam Brothers.

Today’s match:

1.   Papu Hill SC vs Pungrung Laying FC

2.   Pappu Nallah UFC vs Doimukh FC.


19th Vishwakarma Running Football Trophy

Sartam Brothers FC trounces DNGC FC

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Sartam Brothers FC trounced DNGC FC 4-2 in the 19th Vishwakarma Running Football Trophy Tournament- 2013 at KV No.2 playground here today.

Tamuk Taja scored two goals while Sartam Raja and Takhe Dolyang scored one goal each for Sartam Brothers.

Ward No.1 FC lost to Joy 7 Sporting Club 1-2 in another match played in the day.

Today’s match:

1.   Tempo Union FC vs MD FC (2:30pm)

2.   Gladiator FC vs Chimpu Sporting Club (4 pm)


‘Renovate college approach road’

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Students’ Union of Government College Yachuli has informed the authorities of the dilapidated condition of the college approach road.

In a release referring to the college road as one of the worst road in the whole state, it said, during rainy season, college remains cut off. The college bus and other vehicles cannot ply as they get stuck in the mud and the students have to push the bus.

We have seen some extreme problems like when someone gets ill and they cannot be taken to hospital on time, it said requesting the concern authority to maintain the road without any delay.


Biometric device and CCTV installed at DC office Yingkiong

YINGKIONG, Sept 11: Biometric Attendance Device and CCTV have been installed at DC's office Yingkiong Upper Siang District and have been functioning effectively since few days for ensuring punctuality of staff.

All branch officers, officers, ministerial staff of the office have been asked to register their names and give their attendance in the biometric machine. An order to this effect has been issued stating that explanations shall be called from offices/staffs who turn up after 9.30 am and leave the office before 4.30 pm and disciplinary action shall be initiated accordingly. The Deputy Commissioner also encouraged all other departments in the district to follow the some rules in their respective offices.  DIPRO


Little Champs Singing Talent Competition

AALO, Sept 11: Altogether four girls and five boys have reached the semi-final stage of Little Champs Singing Talent Competition held at Gumin Kiin from July 13- August 31.

The nine will compete in semifinal slated on September15 next.  


NWS mourns death of PI

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Nabam Welfare Society (NWS) deeply mourned the demise of one of its senior members and Political Interpreter (PI), ADC Office, Sagalee Nabam Tayum, on September 10 at Naharlagun after a prolonged illness.

Tayum was one of the best arbiters of customary laws of the Nyishi Community and has solved many complicated cases under Sagalee Administrative circle.

“We will surely miss his wisdom and guidance and feels that the vacuum created by him will be difficult to fill,” the Nabam Welfare Society said in a condolence message.

The Society (NWS) conveyed deepest sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The Hina Nabam Healing Society has also mourned the demise of Hina Nabam Tayum who passed away at 5 am yesterday at Naharlagun.

Late Nabam Tayum was a social worker of Leporiang circle hailing from Sango village. He was born on Feb 2, 1973.

In a release, it said, he was a spiritual person from our society who had a cordial relation with everyone.

Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


GSU opposes illegal activities

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in a release appealed to the West Siang district administration to immediately stop the alleged collection of 3.5 percent money from the total compensation amount released for Aalo to Mechukha BRTF road project affected people.

Describing the act of money collection by a committee on behalf of a certain association as illegal, GSU urged the administration to act fast to stop the illegal activity and initiate step to pay back the money collected so.

Meanwhile, GSU informed that one Genga Gamlin, a resident of Laggi Gamlin village under Yomcha circle of West Siang have reportedly drowned in Rimi River on September and his body is still untraceable.

GSU appealed to the downstream villages of Rimi and Subansiri rivers to inform ADC Yomcha if any unrecognized body is found in the river.


DC visits KGBV school

CHANGLANG, Sept 11: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav, accompanied by M. C. Roy ADC, H. Loyi, DDSE, M. Kani DIPRO, EE (RWD) and ASW (RWD) visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) at Amchong village today.

The team inspected class rooms, dormitory, kitchen and bathrooms and instructed to the Head Mistress Uma Mukhiya and other teaching fraternities to take maximum care particularly safety and security of girls. She reminded them that, the school has been set up with noble objective to provide quality education. The KGBV Changlang should set a positive example for whole state and advised student to concentrate on their studies to build up their career for better future.

The DC directed EE (RWD) to take immediate steps to restore the KGBV road which was damaged by landslides recently.

The DC and DDSE took brief class to create confidence and to boost the moral of girls student, and directed the teachers to check students notebook in regular interval to improve the teaching and learning. DIPRO


DLTDC meeting held

DAPORIJO, Sept 11: The District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) Meeting, Upper Subansiri, was convened under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu in his office chamber here today.

While presiding over the meeting, he emphasized on the role of tourism in bringing about development and prosperity in an area and said that there was a need to better the tourism infrastructure in the district.

Dikchu Raji, Member Secretary (DLTDC) gave a power point presentation and explained about the scope and prospect of tourism in the area. He also spoke about the USP of the district i.e. adventure tourism and white water sports.

Dr. B. Paul, District Research Officer spoke about tourism in relation with museums and informed about the need to maintain them well so that the tourists as well as the locals had a place to visit if they wanted knowledge on the people, customs and traditions of the local population.

Further the board scrutinized the proposals and schemes of tourism submitted before it.


Org calls for creation of unemployment director post

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clan Youth Organization (APATCYO) pressed the state government for creation of the separate post of director of unemployment in the state to tackle the unemployment problem. Organization in its letter addressed to the chief minister stated that number of unemployed youths is rapidly increasing which could lead criminal activities rate high. It suggested the government to create director of unemployment post to deal with the menace.


Community College

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Community College, an alternative system of education under Ministry of Human Resource Development, has been opened at JN College Pasighat on pilot basis.

Initially, the college has started a six months certificate course in Tourism Management.

The Community College aims to provide job oriented and skill based and life coping education.

The minimum qualification required for the course is Class XII pass, according a release by Principal of JN College, Pasighat.


Flood devastates Sibe circle

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Sibe circle of West Siang was reportedly devastated by flash flood occurred on 9th September 2013. A numerous government and private building, roads and bridges have been washed way after the cloud burst, according to an official release. It is said that PWD IB and crops of Ditten Village, road between Tara Mori to Sibe Rite, were badly damaged during the flood. Meanwhile Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena expressed deep concern over the situation at Sibe circle.


News Impact

Dengue threat:  Health dept. on high alert

Take all precautionary measures: Minister

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Following the reported death of five persons due to Dengue fever in neighbouring Assam recently, Health & FW Minister Atum Welly yesterday convened an emergency meeting in his chamber to review the preparedness against any outbreak of Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis in state. The meeting was attended by Dr. Hage Taki, Jt.DHS cum SPO-NVBDCP, Dr. Moji Jini, Chief Medical Supdt. ASH, Naharlagun, Dr. D. Raina, Medical Supdt, ASH, Naharlagun, Dr. L. Jampa, State Epidemiologist cum SSO-IDSP, Dr. K T Mulung, DDHS (NVBDCP), Dr. P J Sharma, Consultant (NVBDCP) and  Techi Anne, Microbiologist-IDSP.

Presiding over the meeting Welly called upon the  officers and official of his department to take pro-active measures in order to prevent both Dengue & JE from becoming epidemic in the  state. He stressed that the department should ensure that no lives are lost from these two preventable diseases.

Emphasizing the need of coordination between Health Department  and other concerned departments like IPR, AIR & DDK, UD, the minister said the Administration  and  the UD Dept. should be requested to give instructions on maintaining clean environment and regular waste disposals to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

“With regards to JE, the pig rearing (piggeries) in domestic backyards should be strictly disallowed with orders. This is because the pigs happen to be the amplifying hosts to the virus causing “Japanese Encephalitis (JE)”. The minister also called upon the departmental officers to involve IPR department, AIR and DDK, print media and educational institutions and NGOs to spread awareness on precautions and preventive measures to be taken by the people for Dengue and JE.

“The Health department must ensure that sufficient quantities of fogging machines/pumps should be made functional and in readiness. Malathione (insecticides) and diesel to be kept in sufficient quantity for fogging operations. The Chairman also directed the department to initiate the procurement of equipment like fogging machine, HC-pumps and also LLIN bed nets on priority.  He also said that all the ASHAs must be sensitized on both Dengue & JE during their training by the districts.

It must be mentioned that for the first time in 2012 Dengue infection was reported in East Siang, Papum Pare, West Siang & Upper Siang  districts wherein about 346 cases were detected positive for Dengue.

It is also observed currently that the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is being reported from Changlang (with one death) and  Tirap districts. Also some suspect cases from Seppa and Daporijo in East Kameng and Upper Subansiri districts are reported.

Earlier, highlighting on the present scenario of both Dengue and JE situation prevailing in the state and various preparedness measures undertaken by the NVBDCP both at the state Hq. and in the districts, Dr. Hage Taki informed the house that presently the vaccine for JE is being administered to children in Lohit district only with the assistance of NRHM. The  NRHM  has also been requested to make the  JE vaccine available for both Tirap and Changlang districts,  Taki said adding that fogging machines, HC-pumps should be urgently procured by the department to meet the fogging operations which will be in demand at this time in most of the affected areas.

“This time the health department will need to be more alert than last year because the second infection to any one by Dengue will be more deadly and fatal,” said Dr.L.Jampa while addressing the meeting. He said affected cases of Dengue may also go into haemorrhagic complications (DHF) and shock syndrome (DSS). Hence, he stressed that the District Hospitals in the affected areas of Dengue last year including both ASH  and  GH Pasighat should have the necessary facilities for blood/platelet transfusions for managing the DHF cases.

Dr. Moji Jini, informed the house that the ASH is well prepared for providing blood transfusions whenever needed as there would be enough stock of blood in the hospital citing availability of motivated donors in large numbers. He suggested that the hospitals should earmark beds in the hospitals for managing the Dengue & JE cases.



Rs 62 Cr MGNREGA fundreleased for Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Sept 11: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today informed that his Ministry has released Rs. 62.00 crores for implementation of MGNREGA in Arunachal Pradesh. He personally gave the information when Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on him at his offices here this morning. They also discussed various issues related to IAY, NRLM and PMGSY besides MGNREGA.

Expressing gratitude to the Union Minister, Tuki requested for consideration of remaining 55 schemes under PMGSY pending with the Ministry.  Ramesh assured that these schemes meant for new connectivity in the districts of Papum Pare, East Siang, Upper Siang, Kurung Kumey, West Siang and Upper Siang will be favorably considered by his Ministry and advised the State Government to resubmit the same with all required details.

The Chief Minister also briefed the Union Minister on tendering and award of PMGSY works sanctioned by the Ministry under Phase X. Ramesh desired that at least one Central PSU be engaged within the given timeline to increase the observation capacity of the State.

The Union Minister also disclosed that he will be visiting Vijoynagar on October 5 next to lay the foundation stone for the Miao-Vijoynagar road as promised to the CM earlier.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Rural Development Minister Tanga Byaling, Civil Supply Minister K. Mossang, Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago and Resident Technical Advisor to CM K C Dhimolie.




Over 1.8 crore swindled by Pvt finance company


DAPORIJO, Sept 11: Over Rs. 1.8 crore public deposits have been allegedly embezzled by Jeevan Suraksha group in Upper Subansiri district.

According to the affected account holders, different branches of Jeevan Suraksha group operating in Upper Subansiri district have not returned their deposits even after maturity.

“I deposited all of my hard-earned money in the company for higher education of my children and their future use. But, all of my dreams and hopes have been shattered with this unfortunate incident,” rued a woman, who sells vegetable in the daily market.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people mostly, women yesterday gathered at ADC office premises here and appealed to the higher authority to help them in getting back their money as well as punish the accused, who allegedly enticed them to deposit their hard-earned money in the so called company.

They also demanded the Government to not grant bail to the accused until their deposits are paid back.

Police has arrested the ‘Coordinator’ of Daporijo Jeevan Suraksha group and detained him in custody. An FIR has also been lodged in Daporijo police station against the accused under section 409/420 IPC.



Scrap hydro MoUs or follow guidelines: PPA

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has demanded the state government to either properly follow the mandatory guidelines while signing MoUs with various power developers for construction of hydel projects, remove all unacceptable terms and conditions in the MoUs or scrap all the MoUs and MoAs.

“If the State Government does not scrap the MoU(s) with power developers or properly follow all mandatory formalities and remove all other unacceptable terms and conditions in the clauses of the MoU(s), PPA will lunch statewide democratic movement,”  the party threatened in a release.

Claiming that most of the MoUs have been signed without following the mandatory formalities, like prior information and consent of the project affected people, PPA said without elaborating that some of the clauses in the MoUs are totally unacceptable.

The ruling Congress government in the state is acting more like a representative of power developers than its own people, the PPA said. “It seems the Chief Minister is not having interest on survival of people of Arunachal for sake of power requirement of the whole country,” the party said while reacting to the chief minister’s urge for speedy forest and environment clearance of hydro projects in Arunachal Pradesh.



Apex Bank organizes loan recovery camp

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Arunachal Pradesh Co-operative Apex Bank, Ziro Branch has recovered loans amounting to Rs. 2,02,194 from the farmers, who availed loan from the bank branch through Kishan Credit Card (KCC) during a loan recovery camp organized in collaboration with Nehabo Farmers’ Club (NFC), Dutta at Nehabo village near Ziro yesterday.

Satisfied with the response and timely repayment of loan amount by farmers even before serving notice from bank, BM Mudo Ado has assured to provide more loans to the farmers in future.

Hiinyo Tai, one of the beneficiary said that people presume KCC is free money provided by the govt. which is a wrong perception.  It is just a loan which should be repaid to bank on time. He thanked BM for providing KCC loan to his farmer colleague who they got benefit out of it.  While extending gratitude to Kago Kampu, who was also present in the camp, Tai said that it was Kampu who first informed about KCC schemes and become the liaising officer between the Apex Bank Ziro and NFC. Without her, we could not have availed this useful loan, he added.

All India Radio’s correspondent Tage Melyang also witnessed the recovery camp.



Run for the Nation’ organized to mark Swamiji’s birth anniversary

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: ‘Bharat Jago Daud’ (Run for the nation) was organized in various parts of the state today as part of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration as well as to commemorate the great speech delivered by Swami Vivekanand at Chikago on September 11.

Over 500 youths of age group between 18 to 40 years participated in the mass run which started from Nyokum Lapang Ground at 7.30 am and culminated at Vivekananda Hall, R K Mission.

Dignitaries like Higio Aruni, Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipal, Tokong Pertin, Joint Secretary, SV-SSS Samaroh Samity & Secretary, Literary Society of Arunachal Pradesh, Tejum Padu, Sah Prant Pramukh VK Arunachal also ran along with youths from various colleges, NGOs, ITBP,CRPF, parent of VKVs, indigenous  prayer centres, officers from various department and councilors of various wards .

Parliamentary Secretary J K Panggeng, who flagged off the run appealed to all the youths to follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda and maintain the sprit of universal brotherhood and harmony among the all communities .

Rinchen Dorjee, the Prant Sanyojak Ayojan Samiti of SV-SSS has motivated the youths to follow the golden rule of oneness, inter-connectedness and inter-dependentness left by Swami Vivekananda for the youths of world.

At the culminating point all the runners were received with the slogan of “Bharat Mata Ki JAI” and “Vande Mataram” by the dignitaries and others present there.

Tenzing Norbu Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretary and Principal Advisor to Chief Minister attending the function at Vivekananda Hall, RK Mission proclaimed that at the present context in the society all the youth need to follow the philosophies propounded by Swamiji at the Chicago Address in America. Dr Joram Begi, Director of Higher and Technical Education, Sunil Ambekar, All India Organizing Secretary of ABVP also addressed the meeting and highlighted the relevance of Swamai Vivekananda’s teachings and messages propagated by him.

Nabum Atum, President SV-SSS Samaroh Samiti chaired the meeting while Bamin Hinda, Joint Secretary, SV-SSS Samaroh Samity gave the vote of thanks.

At Namsai, a mini marathon race was organized to mark the occasion by Arun Jyoti Namsai Unit.

ADC Namsai Neelima Kumari flagged off the race at 7.30 am which covered a distance of 2 km around the town ship.

Hundreds of students from GHSS Namsai and public from all walks of life took part in the race.

The mass run for the nation was also organized at Longding and Jairampur.

At Longding, Phezon Wangsa, ZPC Longdkng district called upon the youth to inculcate in them the sense of brotherhood and maintain communal harmony and peaceful co-existence among all irrespective of religion, caste and community.

Sanwang Wangsu, the convener of Swamiji Shradha Sati Jayanti Samiti appealed all to follow the worthy examples shown by Swamiji.

N. Akhang, principal of higher secondary school flagged off the run.

The program was organized under the guidance of M. Loham, BEO of Longding district, who is also the nagar sanchalak of VK Arun jyoti Longdkng.

KHONSA: Along with the rest of the country ‘Run for the Nation’ was organized at Khonsa today as a part of the 150th birth anniversary of patriot Saint Swami Vivekananda in which people from all walks of life including hundreds of students from various schools actively participated.

Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi flagged off the run from the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s office  which culminated at Nehru stadium. The programme was jointly organized by the district administration and the Vivekananda Kendra Arunjyoti, Khonsa.

Addressing the huge gathering the Deputy Commissioner threw light on the life and contribution of Swami Vivekananda and advised the students to read books on Swamiji to know and understand him more. He said that Swami Vivekananda worked tirelessly to instill a sense of confidence among the youth of India.

Participating in the deliberation Denhang Bosai said that Swami Vivekananda was successful in awakening the people from their slough of despondency adding that Swamiji’s teachings were relevant even today and will remain relevant forever.

Earlier, Ngasah Tangjang, DLEO explained the significance of the day and highlighted on life and preaching of the great son of India.   

AALO: Vivekananda Kendra, project Arun Jyoti, Aalo branch organized a marathon race titled ‘BHARAT JAGO DAUD’ to commemorate the Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary or Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh (SVSSS) at Aalo town today.

About 150 participants took part in the race which comprised of students from various schools of West Siang district along with the Jawans from 19th Grenadiers Indian Army Bogdo and 20th Battalion ITBP, Aalo covering a distance of 5km within the town spreading the message of swami Vivekananda.

Dr. Gerik Jini, M.O. District Hospital Aalo highlighted the main objectives of the race and relevance of life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda in the present day context on the occasion.

Bamo Jini, convenor, SVSSS, west Siang District flagged off the race amid cheer in the morning.

YINGKIONG: VKV school of Upper Siang district also celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Yingkiong today.

Students and teachers from various schools of Yingkiong Township, public took out a procession within Yingkiong to spread the message of Vivekananda.

The procession was flagged off by the ZPM Kani Burang in presence of DDSE and other officers.

TEZU: The SVSS committee members of VKV Tezu and VKV Tafragam also organized the ‘Bharat Jago Daud’, today on the eve of Universal Brotherhood Day at Jubilee Ground, today. On the occasion, Seju P Kuruvilla, SP Tezu briefed about the importance of youth power and urged the youths to take up the right path for the cause of themselves and the society.

He flagged off the Bharat Jago Daud run in which public, youths and students of Indira Gandhi Government College, Government Higher Secondary School, Kendra Vidyalaya, and Secondary School of Tezu participated. DIPRO



APCC to use social networking sites to communicate with masses

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) held a meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan today.

APCC president Mukut Mithi while emphasizing on holding the meeting on regular basis, called on the members to campaign for National Food Security Act to make it well known among the masses.

He opined that the party needs to revamp and activate its information technology (IT) cell and communication department and make us of it in communicating with the masses. AICC general secretary, B C Tok informed the house that now AICC under the initiative of Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, AICC is going to use social media like facebook, twitter and orkut to disseminate and communicate with the people.



ITBP distributes computers, accessories to Poma middle school

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), Sector Headquarters here at Khating Hill has distributed computers, printer and other accessories under its civic action programme to the Middle School, Poma village today. MLA cum parliamentary secretary, planning and development, Nabam Rebia and ITBP  DIG Ajay Pal Singh, Poma Anchal Samiti member Techi Ana and ITBP personnel were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Pal Singh informed the gathering that ITBP has been undertaking such kind of activities wherever it is deployed to foster a better cohesion, co-ordination and mutual co-operation between civil population and the Force.  He further said ITBP, Itanagar  also got repaired and handed over a suspension bridge in the same village in July  last which has become a lifeline for the villagers of Poma area.

Both Nabam Rebia and the ITBP DIG assured the school and villagers that the Arunachal Govt. and ITBP together  will keep doing such good works for the benefit of the local population in future also.

Larbing Taba, the Headmaster of the school expressed the gratitude on behalf of the school and thanked the ITBP for adopting the school for the CAP activities.



Lohit DRDA staff reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Reiterating nonpayment of salary since January this year, the Lohit district unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association has appealed the state government for its early settlement.

In a release, it said, under these circumstances, most of us are compelled to take loans from banks, shopkeepers/businessmen etc. for running our livelihood. But due to non-receipt of regular salary, we are not in a position to repay the EMI of the bank loans and other loans taken from the shopkeepers/business community. We find ourselves in a very awkward position and face severe mental agony and tension.

Moreover, most of the children of our staff are studying in schools/colleges and also outside the State for higher studies and our irregular salary problem has adversely affected in their studies. Due to non ­receipt of regular salary, we are deprived of getting better treatments for ourselves as well as for our family members. Furthermore, huge amounts of TA/MR bills of the staff have been accumulated and pending over the last 5-6 years due to paucity of fund under DRDA Admin Head. Despite having all these hurdles, we are still discharging our official duties with sincerity and utmost patience. But we don't know how long we will be able to continue it under such circumstances as it has now become very difficult for us to bear it and pulling on our livelihood- especially during these days of sky-touching price hikes of all the essential commodities and other items in the markets, it stated.

We have submitted many representations to the concerned authorities and also observed one day Pen down strike during March this year, registered our protest by wearing black badge from August 19 to 24 last but till date no fruitful result has so far been received, it further said.



Two days NSSP training concluded

Tezu, Sept 11: Two days training of Teachers of Tezu-Sunpura block and Chongkham block under National School Safety Programme (NSSP) concluded today at BRC Hall in the district which was jointly organized by DDMA Lohit and Department of Education Lohit.

Altogether 97 teachers from 71 schools including private and central schools of Tezu-Sunpura block and 81 teachers of 45 schools attended the training at concerned BRCs.

Addressing the inaugural programme, Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk said that it is a matter of utmost importance and rare opportunity that teachers were selected to enlighten yourself regarding disaster management and school safety in the whole country, he said.

Side by side you all have been entrusted with a responsibility to carry forward this programme at the doorsteps of each and every school of this district, he added.

He emphasized the teaching community to shoulder the responsibility and to be messengers of disaster management apart from academic teaching.

He also suggested the trainees to be attentive and actively participate the training sessions. He opined house to set an example of school safety preparedness in the state.

Earlier, DDMO Damchin Norbu gave a detail report on the project and its progress in the district. He informed that this block level training programme is the final stage capacity building under NSSP. Further, he requested the trainers to be punctual and clear all doubts relating to NSSP during two days Training programme.  

DDSE B Siram informed that all the nominated trainees were the Chairman and members of their respective schools DMC under Tezu-Sunpura block. He requested all the participants to co-operate and be attentive to save the life of children and teaching faculty including staffs during disasters in schools.

In two days teachers training, resource persons, experts, MTs of NSSP and block level NSSP Trainers spoke in detail on Concepts and Institutional set up of Disaster Management in India and at State and District level, impact and issues of disaster in schools, structural and non-structural safety in schools, Fire safety, first aid, search and rescue and Psycho-social issues of children in disaster.

Trainees informed that inadequate fire extinguishers and old and dilapidated condition of schools building were the main concern for the school authority. They also request the DDMA Lohit and Education authority to organise SAR and First Aid training of all the teams of schools. DIPRO

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---- Readers Forum ----


Waiting for justice

Dear Editor,

This is with reference to the news item published in your daily about 3 linemen who got seriously injured when they came in touch with live wire while on duty. The three were namely Mr. Ngurang Tarriang & Mr. Nabam, Agung who is going under treatment at GNRC, Dispur Guwahati and Mr. Nabam Takang who is undergoing treatment at RKMH respectively till date. We appreciate the concern department for bearing the medical expenses. Power (Electrical) Minister Tanga Byaling who visited all the three casual linemen at RKM Hospital on 2nd August 2013 had enquired about their health condition & informed that he has directed the concerned authority to constitute an enquiry committee to probe the Bassarnallo incident and submit the report within a week.

The minister also assured that anyone found guilty will be punished after the final outcome of the enquiry report, but still there is no any outcome from the concern authority/ enquiry committee even after passing of 26 days. We have only been given assurance till date.

Therefore we the wives of these three victims would like to request the concerned authority / enquiry committee to give concrete report of the Bassarnallo incident as soon as possible. The condition of our husband is not showing any improvement and doctor's say that healing will take time. But we want justification. Who is responsible for such pathetic condition of our husband? We depend on our husband for livelihood and are facing tough time due to poor health condition of our husband. In the future even if they are cured, they will be same like before, so we would like to ask the concerned authority and state government to regularize services of three victims.


Ngurang Yasa

W/o Ngurang Taniang

Nabam Yaka

W/o Nabam Agung

Nabam Mecha

W/o Nabam Takang



Please renovate capital road

Dear Editor,

The Arunachal Times has given a good platform for the citizen where they can express their freedom of speech and expression envisaged by the Indian constitution. I also got tempted to write down some of the public grievances for perusal of concerned authorities. As a matter of fact, the roads of Arunachal need immediate renovation.

Although crores of rupees were sanction by the government for construction and renovation of the road which hit daily news headline like a sense of relief to the aggrieved citizen but practically ground situation has not changed. Roads are filled with pothole and bumpy ride awaits the visitor. But person driving in SUVs with a tainted glass do not feel the bad road condition. The common people who travel in tempo or trackers and jump with every acceleration hurting his head or bump feel the real pain.

So it's my heartiest request to the concerned authorities to kindly renovate the road on permanent basis instead of filling it with sand or soil on temporary basis, as it will become worst during rainy season.


Ashi Dore,

Member Kra-Dadi Club




Very good initiative

Dear Editor,

Recently we had a meeting at DRDA conference hall Yupia, whereby our local legislator-cum- parliamentary Secretary Planning and Industries Nabam Rebia , Pige Ligu DC Papum Pare Yupia , Nabam Gungte (IPS) SP Papum Pare, all HoDs and ZPM Doimukh attended.

It was an important meeting for villagers of TIGDO & Yupia villages (land donors) as all Heads of Department, Panchayat leaders and land donors- who donated their land on free of cost of establishment of district headquarter attended the meeting.

Yupia district head quarters were established in the year 1992 and lot of local legislators and DCs has come and gone from Yupia. Many memorandums has been submitted to previous MLAs and DCs placing demands and grievances of land donors but nothing concrete took place till date. After gap of so many years this meeting between HODs and land donors was held. Credit for the initiative goes to local MLA and DC Yupia.

During discussion our local legislator and DC Papum Pare assure to solve the problems and public grievances of land donors- who donated their land on free of cost to Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh to establish Yupia headquarter. Three main point assurance given included preference be given to local land donors in  recruitment of Govt. job 'C' & 'D' Grade, awarding of any public or contract works and relaxation in issuance of trading licenses and allotment issued to the villagers of Tigdo and Yupia.


Akin Tayum, ASM 16th Tigdo Panchayat

Teri Taniya, Tigdo

Tana Kochi, Yupia

Smti Teri Merin , Gram Panchayat, Chairperson.




Land Donors of Capital should wake up from deep slumber

Dear Editor,

I would like to share the sentiment of Boken Kino who wrote about need to respect the sentiment of land donor's who gave land free of cost for establishing capital in Itanagar years ago. His view on illegal encroachment of Govt, land in the state capital complex is positive. Also the suggestion given by president, AAPSU during the meeting with capital complex land affected people's forum (CCLAPF) is unfounded. His suggestion will harm the interest of state.

It is a fact that the land for establishment of state capital Itanagar was donated by the local people of then Ita- Yappo and Ganga - Chimmi villages. It was anticipated that capital complex will have proper growth with proper city planning by state Govt at the par with Chandigarh.

Sadly, state Govt, and the students of the state is hand in globe for tenaciously indulging illegality by encroaching upon the govt, land in the state capital complex. The land donor has been marginalized in the socio economic and political development of the state capital. State capital has become breeding ground for criminal and illegalities of all form.

The local citizen of state capital complex, who donated the land, has right to protect, preserve our land and forest. It is our birth right; no one can deny it. Request all the land donor of the capital complex to rise and awake from the deep slumber.


Teli Nigla Camdir,


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Job Mela

Arunachal Pradesh will have an incremental manpower supply of 7.5 lakh between 2011-21 while demand for internal growth will be only 1.47 lakh which leaves a huge youth population of additional 6.03 lakh in next 10 years available for use elsewhere in the country, according to a skill gap study of the North-Eastern region conducted by ICRA Management Consulting Service (IMaCS). Keeping it in mind, in order  to  utilize  the human resources, particularly to  give right direction of the skill and talent of youths of the state towards self-employment,  Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki took the pain of organizing the three days job mela in Arunachal Capital on August 30, 31 and Sept 1 last.

According to sources, the state Govt has a vision to provide employment to 1 lakh youth during the 12th five year plan. Accordingly as a step towards making the vision comes true, it had provided job opportunities to about 17,000 youths in 2012-13 and proposed to provide employment to about 20,000 youths this year itself.  

According to information received main objective of the mela was to sensitize the youths about the job opportunities available within and outside Arunachal Pradesh, select the youths for vocational training for a period of 3 to six months or one year.After successful completion of training, they will be  provided certificates empowering them to get employment.Nearly 30 vocational training provides/ reputed private institutes/agencies took part in the mela to make the unemployed youths of the state aware of job opportunities and the need of skill development. This kind of rally will be held at regular intervals.

Though the critics have its say, the three days event was an eye opener for lakhs of unemployed youths of the state. More than 14, 000 youth across the state thronged to the I G Park during three days of Mela. And for the rest of unemployed youths in lakhs it carried out a message for them that time has come to be partner of development in real sense and to think big to become job givers/self-employedand live a dignified life.