ITANAGAR, Sept 19: In a letter to the general manager, Arunachal Pradesh State Transport
Service (APST) the Kargu Kardi Students Union appealed him to reintroduce APST bus
service from Aalo to Darak circle via Kamba.
Emphasizing on the urgent need of bus service for the convenience of the local people
of Darak circle, the Union said the said circle is consisting of 11 villages with
more than 6000 population. Discontinuation of APST bus service creates immense problem
for the people of said circle, the union added.
ATA expresses displeasure over SBI’s new decision
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Saying that the State Bank of India’s (SBI) decision to limit
the personal loan to six times of the gross salary, the Arunachal Teachers’ Association
(ATA) has said that the valued qualified customers of the department are going to
be badly affected and discouraged.
In a memorandum addressed to the managing director, SBI, Itanagar, it said that it
would oppose and protest against such decision.
Asking to review the decision and to uphold the existing system for the larger interest
of the teacher’s community, it warned of launching civic and democratic movement
with the bank by total closure of accounts if the demand is not fulfilled by October
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The duration of the 11th session of the 5th legislative assembly
has been extended for four days from Sept 20 to 24. This decision was taken in a
business advisory committee (BAC) meeting held on Sept 16 last, according to a release
issued by legislative assembly secretary.
Forceful collection of donation condemned
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has condemned the
reported forceful collection of donation from non-APST workers at Likabali area by
unknown organisation. It urged upon the leaders of such unknown organization to stop
such illegal collection of donation. It also urged the Govt officials not to support
the wrong doers.
‘Run for the Nation’ at Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The ‘Run for the Nation’ was organized as part of Swami Vivekananda’s
150th birth anniversary celebration at Pasighat on September 16. The run was flagged
off at JN College campus by Deputy Chief Councilor A Pertin and culminated at Solung
Youths mainly from JN College and Gangging with councilors joined the race.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Zilla Parisad Chairman Kaling Dai highlighted
the relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings in today’s world and appealed to all
to follow it. He also quoted few teachings of Swamiji and urged all to respect women.
Adi Bane Kebang Woman Wing president Aini Taloh spoke about the importance of education
for development, character building and respect for women and channelization of youth
power for nation building. He also exhorted the youth and youth power to rebuilt
the Nation with the feeling of Oneness, Interconnectedness,
Obang Minki, VKV alumni, also highlighted the relevance of Swamiji’s teachings and
philosophy in today’s world.
APB&OCWWB conducts awareness camp at Daring
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: As part of its statewide awareness campaign, Arunachal Pradesh
Buil-ding & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) has conducted a
day-long awareness camp at Daring village under West Siang district on September
Speaking on the occasion, Board Chairman Sonam called upon the workers to get their
names registered with APB&OCWWB to avail various benefits of the Board. Informing
that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is giving
special attention to the welfare of workers community, he expressed gratitude to
CM for his untiring support for various schemes for labourers and their families.
Later he distributed school kits to the children of workers.
‘Misprint’ of Mathematics question paper
YINGKIONG, Sept 19: The Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Yingkiong
and Tuting, Upper Siang district expressed concern over the ‘misprint’ of Mathematics
question paper of Class-IX AISSCE (Internal) examination 2013 held on Sept 18 last,
reports DIPRO. Out of the total full marks 90, the question paper setters printed
only for 56 marks, the report added.
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Claiming that a woman Rigio Yania lost her life in a devastating
fire incident at Jami Jaate, near Itanagar on September 12 last, the All Arunachal
Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association has asked state government to provide
compensation to the family of the deceased.
Also informing that the house of Hari Taha was totally gutted down in a fire incident
and that property worth Rs 11,26,750 was burnt, it sought immediate relief for the
APCF calls off bandh
ITANAGR, Sept 18: The Arunachal Pradesh Colleges Forum (APCF) has called off its
proposed 12 hours Capital Bandh call on Sept 24 followed by the assurance by the
education minister to fulfill its demand.
In a release, informing of a meeting held with the education minister and director
higher and technical education, it warned of democratic movement if the assurance
turns vague and is not fulfilled within proper time period.
Tree planation programme
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS) organized
a one day tree plantation programme at Govt. Middle School, Upper Jhumi, Kimin, in
collaboration with All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU).
North East Students’ Organization (NESO) Chief Coordinator Pritam Waii Sonam, ASM
Upper Jhumi Narah Loma, GPMs and teaching staff of the school also attended the programme.
Arunachal team to participate in 32nd Sr. National Taekwondo C’ship
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The Arunachal Senior Taekwondo team is leaving for Imphal, Manipur
to participate in the 32nd Senior National Taekwondo Championship to be held from
September 20 to 22 next.
The team is being led by the association’s general secretary Tara Tagin and Coach
APCYGTSU places charter of demands before state Govt.
ITANAGR, Sept 18: The All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak Langdi Students’ Union
(APCYGTLSU) has demanded for posting of circle officers in all the five circles;
Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak Langdi.
In a letter submitted to the chief minister, it also demanded for posting of subject
teachers in all the government schools under Palin assembly constituency and adequate
doctors and medical staff in Chambang PHC.
It further sought government’s clarification regarding boundary of Govt Hr Sec School,
Palin, Govt Sec School, Chambang, Govt Secondary School Lumba as the school area
is often suffering from encroachment problem.
Hunting & fishing banned in Sangdupota
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Judicial Magistrate Sangdupota Circle has banned the extraction
of illegal forest products, hunting and fishing by using chemical for commercial
purpose and hunting and fishing by the outsiders under its jurisdiction.
In an official order, it further said that the violators will be prosecuted under
the provision of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and as per the Supreme Court order.
Hindi Diwas celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The Hindi Department of Donyi Polo Govt. College, Kamki, organized
one day departmental seminar on topic ‘Sant Kabirdas’ and ‘Hindi Diwas Samaroh’ simultaneously
on Sept 14. Hindi has been declared as official language by the Constitution of India
on Sept 14, 1949.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Gomo Karbak, Assistant Professor, Department of Politicial
Science has advocated that Hindi, as national language has immense importance for
every Indian. Hindi is a language of peace, harmony, tolerance and unification. Doge
Ngomdir, Assistant professor, Department of Hindi, highlighted the significance of
Sant Kabir Das, the great poet of Hindi literature. Various papers on Sant Kabirdas
were presented by the students which were followed by an interaction session.
For Hindi Diwas samaroh, a cultural programme and various literary competitions like
essay writing, poem recitation, painting, extempore speech and self composed poem
recitation have been conducted among the students. More than 60 students from various
departments took participated in these competitions. Taro Sindik, Assistant Professor,
Department of Hindi, expressed that Hindi is the only language which is used anywhere
and anytime. This is the only language which act as a bridge between numerous communities
of the country. Especially in Arunachal Pradesh we ethnic people cannot interact
with one another without Hindi language, Sindik said. Certificates and prizes were
distributed to the winners of the various literary competitions at the end of the
Expert team to visit schools in Capital Complex
Yupia, Sept 18: In order to take stock of the quality of the teaching, a team of
subject specialists under the direct supervision of DC and the DDSE is inspecting
all Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of Capital Complex to verify quantitative
and qualitative aspects of each subject in the classes. During its visit the team
will interact with students and teachers and evaluate the progress and furnish the
report, so that appropriate measures can be taken immediately, said T T Tara, deputy
director of school education, Papum Pare in a release.
As per academic calendar, a teacher needs to teach according to syllabus of subject
in effective manner. “As we are already in the fourth month of this year’s academic
activity, and Summative Assessment-I is scheduled to start, it is necessary to assess
the progress of each subject in every class in the schools,” the release said.
Fixed Medical Allowance modified
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The Fixed Medical Allowance at Rs 200 per month sanctioned w.e.f.,
01.04.2012 to the state government pensioners/family pensioners has been now modified
to Rs 300 per month w.e.f., 01.09.2008 to be payable along with the monthly pension.
It was informed in an official statement from development commissioner finance, GoAP.
It was however informed that the arrear of the Fixed Medical Allowance will be paid
in two installments, for the period from 01.09.2008 to 31.03.2011 in the financial
year 2013-14 and for the period from 01.04.2011 to 31.03.2013 in April 2014.
Coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The first ever co-ordination and interaction meeting of Panchayat
Leaders and HoDs of Sangdupota Circle was held at community hall, Sangdupota on September
16 under the chairmanship of Circle Officer Nabam Tajik.
In his address, CO Nabam Tajik, asked all the HODs to give utmost service to the
people with sincerity and dedication. There should be congenial and cordial relationship
between new team of PRI Leaders and Officers so that development activities can take
in the Circle.
He suggested all the HoDs who don’t have offices and Quarters at Sangdupota to prepare
an estimate and submit it to ASC/Person/ ZPM immediately, so that they can pursue
with the concern department for early sanction. He also suggested the Panchayat leaders,
not to discriminate while selecting BPL beneficiaries under NFSO launched by the
ZPM IV- Upper Balijan, Gollo Takam asked all the HoDs to cooperate with him and
also asked all the Panchayat leaders to co-operate with the Officers/Officials for
the development of the Circle. He also suggested that rampant extraction of Forest
product and hunting and fishing for commercial purposes should be banned. He requested
the Circle Officer to issue prohibitory order immediately and asked the Range Officer,
Wild Life and Territory to check it effectively and there should be no compromise
While participating in the interaction meeting, ASM, Poma Panchayat, Techi Anna,
in a power point presentation cautioned her fellow PR leaders Panchayat Leaders to
be cautious while doing any activities and asked them to co-operate with the government
She said, without help of the government officials, no development is possible.
AS Chairperson, Ngurang Yakap requested all the HoDs to stay at Sangdupota for atleast
1-2 days in a week so that the PR leaders and people can meet them.
CM pleads Centre to increase telecom reach in state
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has requested the ministry of Telecom,
Government of India, to increase the telecommunication reach in the state besides
improving the existing installed services in the state capital and other towns of
“Tele-communication network has been a problem in the state for quite some time and
there are still areas where this facility has not yet been installed. There must
be some mechanism in place to address this issue”, Tuki said while justifying his
He communicated this through Additional Secretary, Telecom, Govt. of India, Rita
Teoatia who along with her Joint Secretary and senior BSNL officers called on the
chief minister in his official bungalow yesterday evening.
The visiting additional secretary placed few request to the state government which
included providing of Right of Way for laying optical fibre cable alongside the roads
and power connections to BSNL towers.
The Chief Minister agreed to the request and directed the chief secretary to do the
He categorically asked the CS to constitute a committee to oversee the matter in
the backdrop of concrete cement roads coming up in the state capital and in district
“The issue is required to be addressed in a time bound manner so that the connectivity
bottleneck of the state is solved in right earnest” Tuki asserted. The BSNL authorities
accepted to repair the roads if damaged during the course of laying the optical fibre
Tuki concerned over the shortage of BSNL technicians in far flung areas in the state
resulting to poor network and lack of maintenance, suggested that local youths of
Arunachal Pradesh could be recruited in the vacancies and provided training if required.
Participating in the discussion, Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo impressed upon
the BSNL to pay 1 percent labour welfare cess to the welfare board of Arunachal government
to which the BSNL authorities agreed.
“In order to increase the reach of telecommunication to each and every village of
the state, the BSNL is installing Village Public Telephone which shall also provide
internet facility,” informed the Executive Director, BSNL.
He further disclosed that efforts are being made to erect microwave towers in various
locations to improve tele connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh for which the works would
start by December and completed by March 2014.
The Chief Minister appreciated the BSNL’s gesture and hoped that it would do its
best to improve and increase connectivity in the landlocked state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Among others, Development Commissioner and Planning Secretary from the state government
were also present in the meeting.
Tornado damaged 77 houses, 7 granaries
By Yachang Tacho
ZIRO, Sept 18: The Circle Level Relief Committee (CLRC) team led by its chairman
Marina Siram, CO has visited Reru, Tajang and Nenchalyang villages yesterday to assessment
the property damages caused due to a tornado.
Unusual for the Valley, a tornado of mid intensity hit Reru, Tajang and Nenchalyang
villages on Sept 15 last and destroyed several residential houses, granaries, other
structures and paddy crops that comes on its way.
According to District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO), Nima Drema as many as 77
residential houses and 7 granaries of the three villages in Ziro have been damaged
– some of which have been damaged severally while others were roofed off.
Accompanied by Reru ZPM Nani Takha, the team paid houses to house inspection at Reru
village. At Tajang village, ACP Ngilyang Tubing guided the team while at Nenchalyang,
ASM Koj Millo guided the team in taking assessment of the damages.
With active cooperation from executive members of Apatani Youth Association, the
CLRC team members Nima Drema, DDMO, Likha Tana, Sr. Fire Officer, N. Nangkar AUPO
conducted the assessment works at affected villages.
People who witnessed the occurrence said they used to see such kind of nature’s fury
only in TV and never in reality. The elderly people too surprise over the unusual
occurrence and do not confused it with normal whirlwind as the turbulence of wind
was like a funnel shape that extended up to the cloud and never happened in their
life time. It was in fact a tornado of mid intensity because of which the damage
was found to be extensive.
Some of the village elders believe that the goddess of rain and sky, Yapung Ui is
not pleased with the rituals Yapung puja performed recently in Ziro Valley. Yapung
puja is normally performed during this season of the year to appease Sky Goddess
not to destroy the vegetation they grew. It is crucial time for people in Ziro Valley
as paddy and other grains are to be harvested in first part of October. Any more
disaster of such kind would affect their economy badly.
Team of student unions visits Govt schools
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) along
with All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) and All Papum-Pare District Students Union
(APPDSU) yesterday visited Govt. Secondary school Jote and Govt. Middle School Basar
Nallah to inspect school infrastructure and encroachment problem inside the school
premises. While surveying the two schools, it was found that govt secondary school
Jote and govt. middle school of Bassar Naloh are in deplorable condition and need
proper infrastructure. Addressing a huge public gathering at Bassar Nallah, AAPSU
President, Kamta Lapung told that encroachment inside the school premises will not
be tolerated. He advised the village local bodies to solve the problem amicably in
a peaceful way. He added that if problem is not solved, then the apex student’s body
will find a solution. While terming the AAPSU as People's Voice, he said AAPSU is
for the welfare of the indigenous people of the state and for the student’s community
in particular. AAPSU President also stressed on preserving the flora and fauna of
the state and appeal for stopping of illegal hunting.
ANSU General Secretary, Arjun Panye stressed on the need for quality education and
advised the students to concentrate in their studies for bright future. He also advised
the public to stop illegal encroachment inside school premises and appealed to the
local authority to improve school infrastructure.
Deputy Conservator of Forest, Diganto Gogoi while attending the meeting, said "the
Forest in Arunachal Pradesh is the main natural resource and it is the main asset
that the state has right now". He said the forest in the state needs to be preserved
from illegal deforestation and encroachment and the illegal hunting of wild animals
must be banned so that the future generation of the state can also enjoy being near
to wild species.
ANSU Vice President Tagru Tame while reacting strongly against the poor condition
of the schools in Jote and Bassar Nallah said that matter will be discussed with
the higher authority for proper attention.
APPDSU General Secretary, Nabam Gandhi appealed that the school infrastructure should
be improved for quality education and illegal hunting must be banned in the area.
AAPSU Finance Secretary Suraj Tayam, Assistant IPR Secretary Challing Yangfo, AAPSU
Art & Cultural Secretary Risso Kiagung, ANSU Asst. Sports Secretary, Nangram Pentum
were also present on the occasion.
Later on, a friendly volleyball match was also played between AAPSU, ANSU and APPDSU
so as to encourage and promote the young talented sports person of the state.
Wimbledon Junior International Badminton C’ship
Talar named best player among Indian contingent
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Promising shuttler Laa Talar was declared best player among the
Indian contingent in the Wimbledon Junior International Badminton Championship held
in London on September 14 and 15.
Representing India in the prestigious championship, Talar beat George Isherwood of
England 21-16, 19-21, 26-24 in the first round, Oliver Thompson of the same country
21-16, 21-17 in the second round. He defeated Mike Roe of England 21-17, 21-15 in
the quarterfinal before going down 17-21, 21-19, 18-21 to Anders Antonsen of Denmark
in the semi-final, informed Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA), in a release.
Talar was given prize money of 100 pounds along with a merit certificate for his
individual performance during the tournament.
While congratulating Talar for his outstanding performance, ASBA, in a release, said
that it is a pride moment for Arunachal Pradesh as well as the nation that a player
from Arunachal Pradesh chosen as the ‘Best Player’ amongst the Indian contingent.
The Indian team of 6 members – one coach, one manager and four players including
one girl – returned to the country on September 19. ASBA expressed the hope that
he will further improve his performance in future and continue to bring laurel to
his state and country.
Meanwhile, ASBA informed that the Indian team including Talar could not participate
in the scheduled Yonex Belgium Junior International 2013 tournament due to some unavoidable
Two-day state level conference for administrators in school education begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: A two-day state-level conference for district and block level
administrators in school education of Arunachal Pradesh has begun at the Banquet
Hall here today.
Education administrators from various districts and blocks of the state including
14 DDSEs, 55 BEOs and BRCs/ officials are participating in the conference being organised
by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New
Delhi in association with the SCERT, Itanagar.
Attending the inaugural function, JK Panggeng, Parliamentary Secretary (Education)
appreciated the efforts made by the organizers in conducting the conference and said
that skill empowerment of education administrators in local levels is crucial for
meeting the emerging challenges in the field of school education at the grassroots
Stating that irregularity and lack of punctuality on the part of teachers in village
level schools hamper school education, Panggeng asserted that lack of collective
responsibility and individualistic attitude on the part of the people for the larger
good of the society including in the education sector were responsible for the pathetic
education scenario in the state.
“To have good quality education, good inputs are needed” said Panggeng. He emphasized
that school education scenario needed to be refreshed with recruitment of qualified
and quality teachers.
Stating that the conference would serve as a great platform for dialogue, he expressed
hope that it would encourage the participants to share their honest and sincere opinions
positively for a better understanding of the present education scenario in different
parts of the state and eventually bring about solutions to those problems. Prof.
Neelam Sood of NUEPA in her keynote address highlighted various focal issues responsible
for the emerging challenges in education sector. She said the objectives of the conference
were to provide a platform for the delegates in sharing their experiences and to
understand the trainings needs for different districts of the state.
“The education scenario has changed thanks to the advancement in technology. And
time has come when we all need to think and realize our responsibilities as the education
environment has become more difficult and challenging” cautioned Prof. Neelam Sood.
Addressing the function RK Mishra, State Project Director, SSA, shared his views
on the possibility of student and teacher exchange programmes between Government
schools and private schools for bridging the knowledge gap and achieving quality
education.Different facilities that are highly required for quality education like
computers with internet connectivity should be provided to every government school,
Earlier in her welcome speech, Dr.Sunita Chugh of NUEPA mentioned the historical
aspects behind the establishment of NUEPA and its organisational structure with objectives
of the institution. She added that the NUEPA organizes such conferences as part of
its constant endeavour to reach the local functionaries like District Education Officers
and Block Education Officers on sustained basis and to maintain a close linkage with
In the technical session Prof. Neelam Sood of NUEPA spoke on the topic “Changing
Role of Educational Administrators” and Prof. Kumar Suresh also of NUEPA deliberatedon
“Imperatives of Governance Reform in Field Level Administration”.
Adopting participatory approach the conference hadGroup Work exercise and helped
identify the key issues related to teacher management, role of DEO and BEOs in the
context of Right to Education (RTE), teacher management issues in education, school
and community linkages, dealing with diversity and inclusion of various tribal groups.
Residential School runs with countless problems
PASIGHAT, Sept 18: At a time when the state government is blowing its trumpet claiming
to have improved the educational scenario in the state, the Kangkong Residential
School at Yagrung village in East Siang district tells a different story.
The authority’s alleged negligence in infrastructure development of the school is
causing concern among the students and their parents as well.
The residential school meant for girl students is running in a pathetic condition
as there is no infrastructure and other requirements needed for smooth functioning
of the school. The school has no separate office building, teachers’ quarter, warden
room and classrooms.
The entire school activities are conducted in two poorly constructed SPT buildings.
As such, office building, classroom, dormitory and warden’s room are found all-in-one
in the school.
Established in 2008, the school was found defunct for three years. But, its function
started in 2011. The intake capacity of the school is 100 but it is presently accommo-dating
86 girl students, who are conducted by a total five teachers including the in-charge.
Though the school is set up at an isolated location, yet no security wall is constructed
around it. Moreover, lack of vehicle and road connectivity to the school campus is
adding the woes of the school community in case of medical treatment and other emergencies.
This correspondent, during recent visit noticed pathetic state of the residential
school depicting utter negligence from the authorities end. The two SPT buildings,
the kaccha kitchen and lavatories are in a congested area and there was no open space
for other construction and gardening inside the school premise.
The local villagers said that the residential school is yet to be inaugurated. The
area falls under the education minister’s constituency, but the minister has no time
to visit the school to take stock of the problems. Even, the deputy commissioner
of the district, who is overall in-charge of the school management authority, has
not visited the school yet.
The villagers alleged that land for the residential school was allotted in a suitable
place, but a vested contractor, who is said to be kin of the education minister,
has shifted the location at his will and constructed the low quality school building
for his own benefit.
Richo inaugurated Science Lab, indoor hall at Tajang and Hong
ZIRO, Sept 18: Local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary, Land Management, UD, Housing
& Town Planning, Padi Richo in presence of Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Marnya
Ete, Superintendent of Police P. N. Khrimey, Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobin has inaugurated
a double storied class room building constructed under MsDP of Union Ministry of
Minority Affairs, and a Science Laboratory and the Ngilyang Grayu Community Hall
constructed under SPA Scheme here at Govt. Secondary School, Tajang on Sept 16 last.
Richo in his inaugural speech suggested PR leaders of Tajang village to remain united
among them and to coordinate with the district administration as well as general
public for smooth development of the area.
Responding to a 5-point memorandum submitted by Ngilyang Tubing, Anchal Chairperson
Tajang, assured to construct a girls’ hostel and a badminton hall for the School.
He also assured to provide one additional transformer for Tajang village from his
LAD Fund if the concern department fails to provide one.
Responding on their demands for establishment of a Medical sub-centre for the area,
he directed panchayat members to locate a suitable site. On demand for construction
of quarter for teachers and the Headmaster of the school, he however, assured to
refer the matter to Education department.
Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete in his speech suggested students, school authority
and the village people to maintain the buildings as their own property that have
been inaugurated. Appreciating the roles and contributions of GBs who they know well
of their duties, he suggested them to keep it up in future also.
Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobin with some public interest awareness message suggested
people to follow the path of Arunachal Pradesh Birding Club - ‘not to hunt bird and
other animals’ and also remind them not to smoke in public places.
Later in afternoon, the team also attended a similar programme at Hong Secondary
School where MLA and the DC inaugurated a double storied class room building constructed
under MsDP and a multipurpose Indoor Hall under SPA scheme. Report by Yachang Tacho
State level meeting of SRG for inclusive education begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Four days state level meeting of State Resource Group (SRG) for
Inclusive Education and Girls Education organized by SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar,
began at SIRD conference Hall here today.
State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar RK Mishra impressed upon the
participants of the need to introduce a variety of vocational courses with the help
of government departments to empower the Children With Special Needs (CWSN) and girl
children of the state.
“For this, we need to empower them with quality knowledge and skills so that they
go for self employment at local level with government support,” he said.
He also highlighted on different ventures in this direction and exhorted the resource
group to think and design more such initiatives.
To lead the discussion, Higio Aruni, Chief Councillor, Itanagar Municipal Council,
advised that municipal councillors could assist SSA in survey of CWSN and their medical
The SRG members deliberated on different topics in details related to different issues
and challenges of Inclusive Education and came out with concrete decisions and recommendations
for implementation of different activities under this intervention. All such decision
and recommendation were collated, moderated and presented by Shri B.P Sinha, State
Resource Person (Pedagogy) for finalization.
SRG member Komoli Mossang emphasized on the need to involve the PRI members and field
level functionaries to work in a concerted way for the success of inclusive education
in the state.
Disaster management dept gives emphasis on earthquake resistant building
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: The State Disaster Management Department is giving more emphasis
on preventive measures against natural calamities instead of traditional ‘relief
and rescue operations.’
While informing this in a two days capacity building program on earthquake resistant
building at Conference Hall of Directorate of UD & Housing here today, Director (Disaster
Management Department) Y W Ringu suggested all to build earthquake resistant buildings
for their own safety. Saying that ‘prevention is always better than cure, she urged
the participants to create awareness about the importance of building earthquake
resistant structure in Arunachal, which falls under zone five (most vulnerable zone
in seismic term). Occurrence of any major earthquake in the state could cause major
disaster, she added.
CE-cum-Director (UD& Housing) Taba Tedir said that earthquake is a natural phenomenon
which can occur any time and we have no control over it. But, we can build better
and earthquake resistant buildings to prevent loss of lives and properties.
Explaining some faulty techniques that lead to damage of structure/building during
earthquakes, Taba said that buildings should be properly designed and built with
the help of professionals like Architects and Structural Engineers. He lamented that
the people of Arunachal are at the mercy of unqualified masons and entire process
of building constructions are left to these people who do not have any iota of knowledge
on behaviors of the buildings during earthquakes.
He advised the participants to supervise the building constructions in the field
level and train the masons properly. The quality of material such as stone, steel,
cement and shuttering should be ensured before construction.
Resource person Atop Lego, Chief Engineer, (Design and Planning) PWD made a Power-Point
presentation on seismic risk in the context of Arunachal Pradesh and told the participants
that our State falls under zone-V or most vulnerable zone in seismic term.
Earlier, inaugurating the programme, Ms. Sumedha, Joint Secretary (UD) stressed the
need for organizing such programme regularly in order to create awareness among people.
Stressing on earthquake resistant buildings to avoid disaster in case of occurrence
of major future earthquake, she requested the participants to take full advantage
of the programme and create awareness among people in their respective districts.
The programme is organized by Department of UD & Housing in collaboration with Department
of Disaster Management.
Around 60 participants from various departments, such as PWD, PHED, Sr. Architect
Office, Police Housing and Urban Development Department are attending the programme.
District level WIFS committee meeting held
AALO Sept 18: The 1st District Level WIFS Committee Meeting, organized by the District
Health Society was held under the Chairmanship of West Siang District Deputy Commissioner
MK Sahoo at DC’s Conference Hall on September 16 last.
Chairing the meet, DC asked the department to involve ASHAs in the villages to intensify
the programme for successful implementation. He insisted on launching more such IEC
activities on WIFS to in the rural areas. District Administration will inform all
the administrative officers of the district regarding the WIFS as well as School
Health Programme and department should tie up with them.
Dr. Kengo Ori DFWO cum Member Secretary WIFS Committee, West Siang highlighted the
aims and objectives of the meeting. He also informed the house regarding recent achievement
under School Health Progammee and Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS).
The programmee covered 51 School, screened 2900 students, issued 4, 55, 980 IFA tablet,
16, 742 Albendazole Tablet issued and trained 54 Nodal Teachers.
The house also unanimously decided to include Central Govt. aided schools in this
programme. Dr. Dondup Wange, DMO cum Vice-Chairman, Dr. Goter Doke Obs. & Gynae.
DH cum Member WIFS, Bamin Loyi, BEO cum Member WIFS, and Yomto Lollen, DPM also attended
the meeting. DIPRO
Bharat Nirman was launched in 2005 and aims to improve the infrastructural facilities
of Water, Road, Housing, Telephone, Electricity and Irrigation which will result
in the overall development of the infrastructural facilities of the country. Bharat
Nirman is a business plan for rural infrastructure, implemented by the Government
of India to provide basic amenities to the rural India.
The objectives of Bharat Nirman are to cover approximately 55 thousand uncovered
habitations under water supply and provide safe drinking water to approximately 2.16
lakh villages affected by poor water quality and to provide additional 1.2 crore
houses at the rate of 24 lakh houses each year to be built by funds allocated to
the homeless through Panchayats. Other areas of priority are Telecommunication and
Information Technology, Roads, electrification and Irrigation.
The UPA government is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring its implementation. The
‘Bharat Nirman’ ad campaign highlights the party's achievements, various policies
and welfare schemes during the last nine years. It highlights initiatives like the
Food Security bill, Direct benefit transfer scheme, RTI, Land Acquisition bill and
---- Readers Forum ----
Don’t succumb to pressure
The so called the Capital Complex land affected people’s forum (CCCAPF) with the
help of student body AAPSU is protecting their illegally encroach land in the State
Capital Complex by trying to legalize it and cover up their illegalities. The land
donors of capital oppose such move tooth and nail.
The land was donated free of cost by the local people of Itanagar only for the noble
cause of the public purposes. It was donated with hope that we will have best capital
with proper planning. However now the land donated by local people of Itanagar for
the Capital Complex is being illegally encroached by private individual at the cost
of the State interest.
The land donors of the Capital Complex is completely against the illegal land encroachment
and mass destruction of public properties worth crores of rupees by the politician,
officer and students leaders of the State.
The land donor of the Capitla Complex urges the Capital Administration not to give
any space to illegal encroacher in Capital Complex. They should not succumb to the
pressure tactic unleashed by them. Appropriate rule of law should prevail against
those illegal encroacher and they should be booked as per relevant provision of public
GPM Lower Chimi,
3 Ganga Anchal Samiti Constituency,
XI-Baath, Ganga Anchal Segment
Nepotism in distribution of compensation
Through the column of your esteemed daily, we the actual land affected people of
Pakke-Kessang circle, would like to draw the kind attention of Chief Secretary and
Chief Engineer Highway Western Zone Govt. of AP towards the nepotism, favouritism
and nexus amongst the officials of Land department and controlling officials of East
Kameng District regarding compensation payment to affected landowners of proposed
Trans AP highway from Khodaso to Bana stretch in East Kameng district. Many people
got huge amount of compensation money even though their land and property is not
affected in any way on the line or nearby of ROW (Right of Way). It could possible
because they are kith and kin of land department officials whereas actual land affected
owners are deprived of it because actual affected land and properties are not included
for assessment. We also made several representations to Deputy Commissioner and filed
a complaint against erring officials demanding appropriate action but we didn’t received
any response from controlling Officer. Through this daily, therefore, we would like
to request to Chief Secretary and Chief Engineer Highway Western Zone Govt. of A.P
to look into the matter more seriously and direct Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng
District to cross check whether the actual land affected owners got their actual
share of amount or not and resurvey/reassessment of affected lands and properties
be done for the betterment of the deprived people of said area. Also we want to request
all the well wisher, affected owners and elders of P/Kessang to come forward and
condemn the inaction of East Kameng district authority.
Nabam Budh Hina
Land affected owners
Illegal activities in the name of festival
Few months back the Capital Police had done a commendable job by raiding beauty parlors
and arresting the culprits behind running flesh trade within the capital complex.
The Police are fulfilling their share of responsibility undoubtedly, but it does
not seem enough. It is high time or I would rather say ‘SEASON’ to be alert against
flesh trade and prostitution. It is not just places like beauty parlors and hotels
where such illegal activities take place. The festival time is nearing, or I would
rather say it has already started with the recent Bishwakarma PUJA. It is not a mere
assumption but a fact that behind variously decorated puja pandals such activities
take place behind the scenes and after hours, where strip-dancing programs are organized.
During a recent Puja I had been to a friend’s place, the shop next building had organized
a Puja pandal too. By the night fell, when the Festival goers had moved on, the shutters
of the pandal (shop) went down, but there was never ending ‘Filmi’ music and noises
And it was totally clear from outside about whatever was going on inside.
Moreover, in my opinion it is not only few Puja Pandals where such activities are
being taking place. Places like various Mela venues around the capital complex, restaurants,
and hotels should be taken under surveillance. It is an earnest request from a responsible
citizen’s side, to the responsible authority to look into the matter and take necessary
actions required to eradicate the problem that is a menace to a clean society. And
from a responsible citizen to a fellow citizen, contribute your bit to a cleaner
society by complaining against any such fishy activities going on around.
Vivek Vihar, Itanagar
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to express my heartfelt support
to the Adi Bane Kebang Women Wing East Siang unit for their continuous crusade against
drug and alcohol menace engulfing East Siang district. I on behalf of ALL ADI YOUTH
ASSOCIATION while vehemently thanking women wing, strongly appeals each and every
Adi based unions, associations, students and society to support the effort of the
mother folks. In today’s generation nobody cares about each other, not to talk of
shouldering responsibility to clean such menace from society. I have seen many youth
criticizing and passing bad comment on the good work of this women wing on social
networking site. But I guess those youths are irresponsible and have gone stray in
life, as I feel good morale youth will never comment such stuff. Rather, he/ she
will support them in their efforts which are completely for the betterment of our