September 20


Police to launch special drive against vehicles

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: A special drive against unregistered vehicles in Capital Complex is being launched by capital police.

No riders can ply or drive any vehicle without proper registration number plates. Driving any vehicle without proper registration and driving license is punishable offence under sections 39/192 and 3/181 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, Capital SP informed in a release.

The drive is being launched to curb plying of vehicles without proper documents, driving license and number plates.


AAPSU submits three-point memo

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) lead by its general secretary Biru Nasi today meet education minister Bosiram Siram and submitted three point memorandums. He was accompanied by Convenor Tadar Kakum, AGS Techi Doni and secretary education Danghi Mangam.

The main demand of AAPSU included introduction of Anthropology department at undergraduate level in government run colleges, formation of govt level monitoring committee for private schools and starting of online registration system for APCS exams. AAPSU while expressing concern over exhorbint fees charged by private schools of state, appealed for setting up of government level monitoring committee for effective monitoring and evaluation of private schools in order to ensure that irregularities are checked. Union also demanded for starting of online registration of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Examination form so as to avoid any controversy in the future. Minister Siram assured to look into the matter.


Road Safety awareness campaign for school children

ITANAGAR, Sept 19:  As a part of its month-long traffic and road safety awareness campaign among the school children, the Road Safety Cell of Police Headquarter Itanagar today conducted awareness campaign on traffic at government middle school Amar Joyti 1st AAPBn Colony Chimpu Itanagar. The awareness programe was led by ASI A.U Ansari, along with ASI (T) J. Loya. Road Safety Cell elaborated safety tips to children such as how to cross road, how to walk on road and to board on vehicles. The important signals and road signs were also emphasized during the awareness campaign. Hundreds of students attended the campaign, release added.


Sensitization training on RTI Act

AALO, Sept 19: A three days sensitization programme on RTI Act 2005 for the district ministerial staff was organized at the Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall here from September 16 to 18.

Speaking on the occasion, West Siang Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo spoke in details on the provisions under Act and how the government officials should respond to the information seekers under the Act.

The ADC Aalo Moki Loyi stressed on availing practical knowledge of the Act through such training.

Course Director Penga Tato, EAC(judicial) and Course

Coordinator Liyi Bagra, EAC (Court) cum PIO spelt out the main objectives of the training and appealed to all to get maximum knowledge out of the training.

Karyom Doji, DHO dwelt on objectives of RTI Act 2005 while DSP A Boruah highlighted the duties and responsibilities of PIO.

Tony Ete, EE PHED spoke about penal provision under the Act, Monya Kato DVO on information, Tamen Rallen, BDO on grievances mechanism and role of State Information and DDI Gomar Angu on role of print and electronic media for dissemination of RTI in the state through Information, Education and Communication. DIPRO


Association mourns death of colleague

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The Arunachal Pradesh Range Forest Officers Association has deeply mourned the sudden demise of Range Forest Officer (RFO) R P Singh who died on 16th of this month at his home town Varanasi. Born on 15th July 1964, late Singh joined forest department as forest ranger in the year 1958 and served in different parts of state.

The association stated that with death of RP Singh, department has lost very prominent and energetic member of the association. Late Singh is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.


GWS & AGYO mourn death of Daktum Riba

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) and All Galo Youth Organization (AGYO) expressed deep shock at the death of Daktum Riba, retired Joint Secretary who breathed his last in the morning of 16th September last.

Late Riba served the state Govt in various capacities and retired last year. He was a very sincere, dedicated and well-mannered Govt officer, the organizations said in condolence message.

The members of both the organizations observed one minute’s silence as a mark respect to the departed soul of late Riba and conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.


AVP conducts youth awareness camps

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: A series of youth awareness camps was organized by Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) at Angu, Yomcha and Nigmoyi village in West Siang district recently.

Attending the program at Angu village, district AVP president Gomar Angu highlighted the teachings and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda. Quoting Swamiji’ he said that one should adopr the mantra of ‘One life, One Mission’, in our life.

Swamiji’s life history, the role of youth in nation building etc. were also highlighted during the awareness campaigns and exhorted the youth to follow the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.


Joint gram sabha meeting held

ZIRO, Sept 19: The first ever joint Gram Sabha meeting of the Panchayat members of Dutta village comprising gram members and ASMs of six segments was held at Dutta village here yesterday and discussed matters related to various developmental activities and other issues of the village.  All the six ASMs actively participated in the discussed.

After a thorough discussion, the house unanimously decided to form a coordination committee called ‘Dutta Panchayat Coordination Committee’ (DPCC) so as to bring smooth and effective development to the village.

Meanwhile, the second gram sabha sitting of 61-Akang Koj Anchal Samiti was held under the chairmanship of its gram chairperson at their temporary office premise on Sept 18 and discussed matters relating to formation of Village Water & Sanitation Committee (VW&SC).


In-service teachers training on CCE

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Altogether 80 teachers from various schools of Palin-Yangte block participated in an in-service teachers training cum refreshers course on CCE of Palin Yangte Block held at BRC hall, Palin on September 9 last.

Topics like mathematical concepts, teaching techniques, innovative teaching techniques, approach to English and Hindi language teaching and Environment Studies were discussed during the daylong session.


19th Vishwakarma Running Football Trophy

Abu Nigla FC reach final

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Abu Nigla FC of Jote beat Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) 2-0 to enter the final of the 19th Vishwakarma Running Football Trophy at KV No 2 playground here today. Tall and dashing striker Gollo Sera scored both the goals within 10 minutes to book the team’s berth  in the final.

Over 3341 football lover enjoyed today’s first semifinal.

In the final, Abu Nigla FC will meet the winner of the second semi-final to be played between Jiyo Aur Jinedo and Sartam Brothers FC tomorrow at 3 pm.


Financial assistance for calamity affected school  sought

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Claiming that the two storied RCC building which shelters Karadadi Residential School at Sangram in Kurung Kumey district has sunken to about 2-3 meters below ground level because of heavy downpour, the school management committee has requested for immediate sanctioning of fund for its restoration.

In a letter written to the director, disaster management, informing of the happening, it said that it had on several occasion requested the district administration for providing aid, who in return has provided no aid till date.

The government seems to be very active in providing relief to small incidents in the Capital Complex. Till today, the school authorities are waiting for the relief. Why is it being delayed? Is it because there is no media to highlight the grievances?, it further added.


DKYC conducts school visiting programme

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: During its 47 days school visit programme under Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan, The Diso-Katu Youth Club (DKYC) visited as many as 61 schools within Dumporijo and Baririjo block.

During the visit, the club members while interacting with the PRI leaders and SMC members it was informed that most of the schools are defunct for over 2-3 years and the teachers are not sincere in performing their duty.


Website launched

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The website of Govt Higher Secondary School, Seijosa, www.ghsseijosa.com has been launched.


Rebi Ado Memorial Football Tournament from Sept 21

AALO, Sept19:  The District Sports Association (DSA) is going to conduct the Rebi Ado Memorial Foot Ball Tournament at General Football Ground Aalo from September 21.

All the 17 participating teams have been divided into four groups with three teams from each group with qualifying for the final phase of the tournament. The tournament will be conducted on league cum knock-out basis.

The winner and runners up teams would be given cash prizes of Rs. one lakh and Rs.50,000 respectively along with trophies. There is also prizes for best individual performers.

The tournament is being sponsored by Doi Ado, former Minister in memory of his wife Rebi Ado. DIPRO


Blanket ban on illegal fishing & hunting

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The 14th Rose Panchayat under Papum Pare district has put blanket ban on illegal fishing, hunting and extraction of forest resources under its jurisdiction, according to a release by Youth Association of Rose Panchayat (YARP).

It informed that the decision was made under the chairmanship of the ASM, Techi Rakap with the HGBs, GBs, GPMs and the village elders.

Warning violators of imposing fines, it said that a seller trying to sell off their Mithun has to obtain a no objection certificate from the concern GB.

Selling land to outsiders will not be entertained at any cost, only selling land within local villagers will be entertained, it further said.


ADYWA asks for shifting of BSNL tower

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Apprising of the pathetic BSNL network in Dumporijo Sub-Division of Upper Subansiri district, the All Dumporijo Youth Welfare Association (ADYWA) has demanded for shifting of the BSNL tower from the present location to some other suitable site.

In a memorandum submitted to the general manager, BSNL, Itanagar, it said that the lone BSNL tower, which is not working since many days now, is installed in an inappropriate location and the portion is eroding due to heavy rain for the past many days now.

While also asking for immediate restoration of landline service, it said that the landline service has been disconnected for many months now.


PIYO seeks reassessment of TAH project land for compensation

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: 12 Pakke-Kessang Indigenous Youth Organization (12 PIYO) has requested the DC to issue immediate order for re-measurement of land affected area of Pakke-Kesang constituency for distribution of proper compensation to the upcoming  Trans Arunachal highway project affected people.

Alleging injustice to the land affected people, the  organization  urged the  authorities to  mitigate the grievances of the complainant under Trans Arunachal Highway Sagalee, Pakke-Kessang to Seppa Nechepu Road.


Fishing & hunting banned

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The members of Parang Panchayat Youth Welfare Society, Gaon Burahs, head gaon burahs, intellectuals and panchayat leaders in a joint meeting unanimously resolved to put a blanket ban on illegal fishing and hunting and extraction of forest resources within the jurisdiction of Parang Panchayat for a tenure of 3 years  from this year.  The house also resolved that violators of ban order will be imposed fine.


Cub Bulbul Utsav held

CHANGLANG, Sept 19: Cub Bulbul was organized at town Middle School-I from  Sept 11 to 13 by R. Dixit DTO Changlang. 69 number of  Cub, 88 Bulbul and 14 teachers Escorts from the schools of Changlang Township participated. Different competitions were organized on the occasion.  The   valedictory  function was  participated by  Vijay Kumar, SP Changlang and Horum Loyi, DDSE Changlang. DIPRO


News Impact

No private school without proper registration: Siram

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has asserted that no private school without proper registration would be allowed to operate in the state.

Addressing the concluding day of the two-day state level conference for district and block level administrators in school education at Banquet Hall here today, the education minister warned against employment of male warden or chowkidar for female residential schools.

Bosiram asked the school administrators to put into practice the knowledge and ideas gained from the two days conference and replicate the same at the grassroots level where they are assigned with responsibility for bringing in quality in school education.

Appreciating the efforts made by the NUEPA, New Delhi and concern state departments in conducting the conference, he said that skill empowerment of education administrators in local levels is crucial for meeting the emerging challenges at the grassroots level.

Education Commissioner CB Kumar stressed the need of equipping the people involved in education sectors in the state with management and administrative skills. Proper and timely co-ordination among the educational administrators at various levels of school education is crucial for bringing in quality education in the state, he added.  

The education administrators from various districts and blocks of the state, including 14 DDSEs, 56 BEOs and BRCs/ officials reflected on the educational issues and challenges faced by them during the interactional sessions and Group Work exercises.

The representatives of the four groups presented their reports on their group work exercise of two days. The Group Work exercise adopted participatory approach 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.

Prof. Neelam Sood of NUEPA said that 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 groups identified the issues and problems, their current and innovative strategies that were being adopted to address the issues, and gave suggestive measures for further improvement at different levels of educational administration, she added.

In the concluding day’s technical session today Dr. Sunita Chugh of NUEPA made a PowerPoint presentation on the topic “Access, Participation & Quality in the Context of RTE-2009”. Explaining on the rights of children to education she laid emphasis on taking up measures to improve the education system of Arunachal Pradesh through holistic approach. She suggested that provisions of training and skill imparting programmes must be provided to both pre-service and in-service teachers considering the low percentage of trained teachers in the state.

Prof. Kumar Suresh, also of NUEPA deliberated on the theme “Role of Academic Support Systems in Equitable Education”. In the light of the social and educational problems facing Arunachal Pradesh he asserted that administrators must play a very important role in maintaining the quality of teachers in schools which would be crucial for bringing in equitable and quality education in the state. He said that classroom practices should be inclusive and exclusion on the basis of gender, caste, community, tribal affiliation, ability, etc. should not be allowed to hamper children’s education in the state.

The resource persons responded to the queries of the participants who expressed the difficulties facing them in the successful implementation of RTE Act.

Some of the participants said lack of motivation on the part of members of School Management Committees and lackadaisical attitude of superior authority in co-ordination process were some of the bottlenecks in implementation of RTE Act in the state.

The conference was organised by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi in collaboration with the SCERT, Itanagar with the objective to further capacity building of the State/District/ Block level officials concerned with the development of school education.


CM inaugurates ZPC office building at Yupia

District-wise job mela soon, says CM

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki inaugurated the newly constructed Panchayat Zilla Parishad Chairperson office amidst gathering of officers, ZPMs and public leaders at Yupia today. This office will serve the need of the people in the district and Panchayat leaders in particular he said after inauguration. The building was constructed under SPA through Director (PR) at an estimated cost of Rs.100.00 lakhs, total fund sanction Rs.90.00 laks, total fund released Rs.87.30 laks and executed by DRDA, Papum Pare.

After the inauguration the Chief Minister also convened a review meeting with all the Head of Department of Papum Pare District in the conference hall. He reviewed all the achievements and other targets of various development projects implemented by different department in the district. He pointed out that many centrally sponsored schemes are undergoing in remote pockets of the district needs special attention and monitoring.

Calling for constant vigil and feedback to the govt on all developments of district he advised Deputy Commissioner to convened time to time review meeting of overall performance and achievement through video conferencing.

He added that Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Office is the first state in the country to launch video conferencing facility to connecting all the district headquarters. He also pointed out that such conferencing not only saves time but also help in quick delivery of decision.

He urged upon all the departments those implementing CSS schemes to strictly adhere to the time frame for its completion and timely submission of report to state Planning department for onward submission to the Govt of India.

The Chief Minister also instructed the all revenue earning departments like Power, Tax and Excise, Geology and Mining, transport, forest, land etc to strictly monitor and check the revenue leakages. Arunachal Pradesh was adjudged as highest revenue collection state in the year 2011-12 and so we are targeting more achievements in this field and it help in improving the image of the state as well, he added.

He also urged the officers to work sincerely towards successful implementation of National Food Security Ordinance in the district and to ensure enrolment every household those are entitled under the scheme.

Expressing his happiness over success of recently held Job Mela, Chief Minister also inform that district wise job mela will be conducted in all district to enrol more and more unemployed youths for skill development and asked Deputy Commissioner to identify households categorized under poorest of the poor for giving preference during such programme so that they can uplift of their living standard and economic status.

He also asked the land Department to take up the matter of land regularization of Govt land occupied by various departments in the district. Due to delay in the process in various part of the state, he said Govt had extended one month period.

Referring to master plan for development of Yupia in to a well planned district headquarter he asked the Deputy Commissioner to submit the detail project report of office and residential accommodation of requirements of all HoDs and assured to resolve the problems in next financial year.

He also assured that a market complex, a hospital, a B class Police station, treasury office, children park, construction of all weather CC roads in and around colony etc would be taken up in a phase manner. He also informed that a well facilitated stadium is also coming up in Yupia. Earlier, he also inaugurated Office building of DDSE, Papum Pare, Yupia.

Parliamentary Secretary Planning Nabam Rebia who also address the house reiterated that district headquarter Yupia must emerged as one of best well planned and well connected town and called upon the officers to work collectively for its development and to work for the welfare of people. Rebia also stressed on exploring the tourism pockets of district to promote tourism and creation of permanent asset thereof. Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso who also spoke on the occasion also gave his support to develop Yupia as well planned town and to fulfil all genuine grievances of officers. Earlier ZPC Nabam Aka thanked Govt and district administration for their support in successful completion of the office building. All HoDs presented their details of department through power point presentation and interacted with CM. Secretary Urban development Kapa Kholie, Director UD Taba Tedir and other high officials also attended the meeting.



Pharmacist yatra enters Arunachal

Arunachal needs drug testing laboratory

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: There are only six drug inspectors for the whole of Arunachal Pradesh and no drug testing laboratory has yet been established in this sensitive border state.  This was disclosed by the Arunachal Pradesh Pharmacy Council in a Press meet which was organized at Press Club today here on the occasion of all India awareness campaign on the role of pharmacists in the society and the problems being faced by pharmacists all over the India.

The awareness campaign under the theme “Indian Pharmacist Revolution yatra’ from Kashmir to Kanyakumari was lunched from Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on January 4 last and  it covered Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Hariyana, Rajasthan and Gujarat  during its first phase of campaign.

During its second phase of campaign, the yatra passed through Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and other North Eastern states besides Arunachal Pradesh.

Establishment of drug testing laboratory is a must to check the standard and quality of drugs in Arunachal Pradesh, said registrar of Arunachal Pradesh Pharmacy Council (APPC)  Nangbia Tapin. Tapin further disclosed that the pharmacists of the state are also deprived of the pay scale under 6th Pay Commission Recommendation.

Highlighting the role of pharmacists in improvement of health sector, the APPC vice president Minyo Blange called upon both state and central Govts to take steps for establishment of drug testing laboratory, drug information centre and appointment of  adequate drug inspector in state. Arunachal which shares international border with foreign countries like Myanmar must have a drug testing laboratory, he said.

Arunachal Registered Pharmacist Association (ARPA) general secretary Tade Dui appealed to the state Govt to appoint pharmacists in various health centres in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association president Dr Mika Umpo and  assistant general secretary Dr Taba Khanna also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, Indian Pharmacist Revolution Yatra (IPRY) convenor Amitav Joyprakash Choudhury   elaborated on the  motto of the yatra. He appealed to the Arunachal Pradesh Govt  for immediate establishments of drug testing laboratory, pharmacy college to meet the shortage of trained pharmacists and  a drug information centre  and  stop illegally run drugstores, besides implementing the Pharmacy Act and filling up vacant posts of pharmacists in the NRHM, PHCs and CHCs etc.



Golden Jubilee Baane Solung celebration begins

PARBUK, Sept 19:   The three days Golden Jubilee Baane (Central)  Solung Celebration 2013 begins with pomp and gaiety in traditional fervor at Parbuk School Ground today. The Golden Jubilee Baane Solung is being celebrated to commemorate the fiftieth years of Solung Festival Celebration in a centralized way.

Pema Khandu, Minister of Tourism and Rural Works Department attended the inaugural function as the Chief Guest along with Ninong Ering, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Mukut Mithi, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) cum President, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee as Special Invitees.

Addressing the thousands of gathering on the occasion, Pema called for maintaining the cultural integrity among different tribes of the state. He especially called upon the youths to strive to maintain the age-old rich cultural heritage and requested senior citizens and elders to guide them in doing so. He further said that Arunachal Pradesh has immense potential of tourism ranging from cultural tourism to eco-tourism across the state from Tawang to Longding and the efforts are on by the govt. to harness this potential for over all development of the state and economic upliftment of the people.

Kangir Jamoh, President ABK in his keynote address said that Solung is not merely a festival, but it is the repository of century old cultural heritage of Adi Community imbibing rich socio-cultural and traditional values. During olden days, Solung festival like many other tribal festivals was celebrated in different village and areas on different dates to cope with the different agriculture cycle of the respective village or area.

With the passage of time, agriculture became the main source of livelihood for a settled life. The need for a common date for celebration of the festivals were inspired by people to name a few like Late Dr Daying Ering, Lt  Aken Lego, Lt Dana Lego, Lt Gora Pertin, Golgi Botte Talom Rukbo, Lt Jomin Tayeng, Lt Bakin Pertin, Lt Orin Moyong, Lt Tanari Dai, Lt Tagoli Jamoh, Lt Mamuk Lego, Lt Baya Pertin, Lt Lilo Lego and many others. Therefore, the Centralised Solung Celebration was conceptualized and celebrated in the year 1964 at Roing in Lower Dibang Valley District under the innovative concept of Lt Aken Lego, Ex-MLA of the area and Late Dana Lego of Bolung Village and other personalities, he added.

He also appealed one and all to commit themselves to maintain our rich heritage with scientific temper, reasoning and wisdom. He further said that the youths are our pillar, hope and aspirations. He appealed them to realize their responsibilities and to avoid wrong paths like use of toxicants and drugs. He lauded the women folks especially ABK Women Wing of East Siang District for spearheading movement against use of drugs in the society. He also appealed to all the Adi Brethrens to desist from hunting at any other locations in Adi dominated area except during Aaran Festival to preserve Flora and Fauna as the preservation of our forest and its flora and fauna can provide us an alternative source of livelihood as eco-tourism is in high demand, he added.

 Bodong Yirang, Secretary General ABK in his introductory speech said that Culture is a dynamic process constantly changing and evolving with growing ideas and experiences from time and situations. He further said that the mode of celebration of festival on a common date for the entire society has added essence to the celebration and strengthened the social bonding.  

Mibom Pertin, President Organizing Committee, Golden Jubilee Baane Solung 2013 also spoke on the occasion while Dr Nongkong Yirang, Child Specialist made a deliberation on anti-drugs.

On the occasion, Pema released a book, “Aaran Unying ” A book on Adi Abaang by Ilo Libang, Parbuk village while Mukut Mithi, MP released audio CD album, “Dooying Siitung” A Tribute to Lt Jomin Tayeng, IAS (1944-2013) by Gum Tayeng (wife) and Ninong Ering, MoS for Minority Affairs released an audio CD album, “Ngokke Mingkeng” produced by Birku Dai.

Earlier, the Chief Guest inaugurated the festival by performing rituals called Taku-Tabat and by unfurling the festival flag. The Chief Guest along with other dignitaries also visited the Traditional House and inaugurated the exhibition stalls thereby opening it for public. They also offer “Binnyat” a traditional ritual to Kiine Nane (Goddess of Harvest) for bumper crop.

The other attractions of the inaugural programme were mega dance, folk dances like Nokyin Delong, Yakjong, and presentation from local artisans and singers like Delong Padung, Nini Pertin, Elizabeth Ratan etc and exhibition stalls displaying handlooms and handicrafts by local artisans, self help groups and local delicacies. The Second half of the day was marked by a special event, “Symposium on Improvisation on mode of celebration of Solung” followed by Cultural Nite in the evening.

Among host of dignitaries, Ex-Minister Roding Pertin, Ex-MLA Bassu Perme, Belatee Pertin, Commissioner (Land Record), Shiv Kumar, DC Roing, Rajeev Takuk, DC Lohit, B K Singh, SP Roing, Bani Danggen, Chief Advisor ABK, Jati Pulu, Member (APPSC), PRI Leaders, HoDs, Public Leaders, Gaon Burahs were present on the occasion besides hundreds of delegates from West Siang, Upper Siang and East Siang districts and people of all walks of life from the Lower Dibang Valley District. DIPRO



Speaker attends CPA conference in S Africa

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong was accorded warm reception at Naharlagun helipad by the officers of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on his return from the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

Conference held at Johannesburg, South Africa August from 28 to September 6.

The Conference deliberated upon issues, like land access issues for rural communities, parliamentary intervention in entrepreneurship, challenges to Millennium Development Goals, Inequitable Resource Sharing, boosting agricultural productivity, democratic governance in tech-empowered world, separation of powers and good governance, Geriatric Care and Parliamentary response to Commonwealth charter.  

Fifty-four countries actively participated in the deliberations.

Besides actively taking part in the deliberations Lowangdong also toured Sydney, Tokyo and Seoul to have first hand information on Parliamentary procedures and practices.



MP calls for creating public awareness about traffic rules

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy called for raising public awareness on traffic rules as well as for abolishing the traditional ‘fine system’ when a delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) led by its president Ruhi Tagung and secretary general Kipa Kanam met the parliamentarian at his residence here today.

Viewing seriously the ‘growing’ violation of traffic rules especially by young people, Sanjoy asked the AAPPTF to conduct traffic awareness campaign in coordination with the Traffic Cell of Arunachal Pradesh Police, in order to enhance awareness among the masses.

Taking a serious note of ‘fine system’ in case of any road accident, the MP, who is totally opposed to the traditional practice that makes a well-off person to be poor, further exhorted the Federation to go for mass awareness programme on this front.

Also present in the meeting were Tali MLA Markio Tado and Kurung Kumey Zilla Parishad Chairperson Sangha Tagik, who also encouraged the AAPPTF to work for general well-being of transporters and commuters at large.



CM inaugurates labs in NIT

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The newly constructed Professional Communication Laboratory, Digital Electronics and Computer Organization Laboratory, Basic Electronics/Circuits & Device Laboratory and Electrical Measurement & Power Electronics Laboratory at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Yupia were inaugurated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today.

The CM was accompanied by the Local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Planning and Industries Nabam Rebia.

After inaugurating the laboratories, Tuki, while appreciating introduction of mechanical engineering and civil engineering in the institute, emphasized on the need to consider other courses such as hydropower generation, horticulture, agriculture and forestry.

While extending help and support to the institution, he expressed his keen interest in progressive and futuristic development of the institution and to see it on top.

Professor Dr C T Bhunia informed that the institute has introduced M Tech course in Appropriate Technology & Entrepreneurship, said that the course will create high skilled engineers who will rather create job than run after job.

He further disclosed that the institute further plans on to start Bio-Technology to explore vast opportunities of food processing and preservation in the state and MBBS course.

Among others, DC and SP also attended the function.



Bid to promote East Kameng as tourist destination

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Arunachal Discover Paradise Tours (ADPT) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Society for Education and Employment (APSED) is all set to promote East Kameng district as a major destination for adventure tourism by exploring many unexplored tourist hotspots.

In their first attempt, both ADPT and APSED will explore the trekking route from Marjingla to Sario-Sario under Khenwa circle where a hot spring near Sario-Sario (a Puroik village) is said to be home to a particular species of migratory bird. However, there is no documentary evidence of the fact as no any kind of study has been done before in this regard.

The trekking is scheduled to begin on September 25.

The second and third stage of the programme scheduled during October-November will cover exploration and documentation of trekking route from Bameng to Nafra via Dibing or Bamaneg to Dirang and from Chayangtajo to Nyapin.



Sat Bhavana Trust donates 2 DG sets to Apnes

ITANAGAR, Sept 19:  Two Mahindra Diesel Generator sets (Powerol) were provided to Apnes by Sat Bhavana Trust Mumbai in a simple function at Wakro yesterday. The DG sets were formally handed over by Virendra Singh, President of the Tinsukia Rotary Club who was accompanied by GN Rao of Hyderabad.

Chairman ASSET thanked Shyam Jai Singh and all in the Sat Bhavana Trust (SBT), Mumbai for providing the DG sets and Rajesh Todi of Assam Auto Agencies, Dibrugarh for the support provided in delivering the machines.

The projects were recommended by Swami Sri Sri Anubhavanandaji, who had earlier visited the Apnes during monsoon.

Swamiji felt that these generators will be assets to the school children.

Both the ASSET and the KGBV, Wakro will benefit from the facilities along with the Apnes.

Earlier Dr Karrik Basar, DMO, Tezu visited the Apnes and the girls of the KGBV, Wakro and lauded the efforts of the ASSET in managing the schools well. He exhorted all teachers and staff to maintain the tempo in serving the children.

Dr Jomnya Ado, District Malaria Officer expressed great satisfaction over learning the fact that the schools are doing well.

We are moved to see such dedication, he complimented as he spoke on health awareness issues concerning HIV and malaria. He further complimented saying Wakro is a circle without any reported case of HIV infection in a person. He sensitized the school children as he spoke to them in a close interactive session.



Rampant construction of permanent structures along the proposed highway

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The local people in Lower Subansiri district have been resorting to rampant construction of permanent structures along the proposed two-lane Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) since its announcement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 31, 2008, alleged Kurung Kumey Zilla Parishad chairperson Sangha Tagik.

Such a wrong trend, particularly 73 km point to Deed and NEEPCO to Hapoli with the sole intention of claiming higher compensation should be discouraged, particularly by the district administration which regrettably has been turning a blind eye instead of halting the illegal constructions for reasons best know to them, Tagik said in a statement.

If we are behaving in such a manner, the process of development would be retarded with the GoI refusing to pay the astronomical compensation which would lead to claim and counter claims and cause inordinate delay.  

“Therefore, the state government, particularly the district administration should notify that any construction along the right of way of the TAH after 31.01.08 would not be entitled to compensation claim. Action should be taken immediately as ‘a stitch in time saves nine,” he added.

The 20-km portion of TAH from Koloriang is yet to begin, he claimed, and wondered why the Border Roads Organisation has delayed the execution. The work should begin immediately in Koloriang, Sangram and Palin towns as the district administration has already handed over the required land for the purpose.



Self-defense training for girls conducted

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The five days self defense training for girls under National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) concluded at Bharat Scout Training Centre, Polo Colony, Naharlagun from today.

Attending the valedictory function, Director, Arts & Culture Mamta Riba emphasized on girl education, self defense training for them and of the need to impart them the knowledge various laws on domestic violence against women. She encouraged the young girls to be courageous and fight against any discrimination against the so called weaker section of the

Earlier in the inaugural function, RK Mishra, State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission gave some simple and useful tips to ward off any trouble. He further advised them to be confident and strong both physically and mentally to overcome any problem in life.

Ashok Tajo, Deputy State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, advised the participants to become active, smart and confident. He also gave some basic tips that can help maintain good health and hygiene, face challenges and overcome problems in life.

Manju Siram, State Coordinator, SSA Rajya Mission explained the aims and objectives of the training programme and inspired the young girls to get maximum benefit from the training programme.

Girl from different NPEGEL centres of the State attended the training.



APSCW team visits Changlang

CHANGLANG, Sept 19: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) headed by its chairperson Gumri Ringu along with vice chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi, members Yapi Kulo and Yabin Zirdo visited Changlang on Sept  15 and  16.

Addressing a public meeting at Circuit House on Sept 16 Gumri Ringu asked officers and PRI members  to play a pro-active role in implementing the Acts relating to women and  child to deliver justice to them.

 She expressed her satisfaction that women related crime report is less in Changlang district in compared with other district of the state. However, he stressed on sensitization of women on various provision of law to fight against rape, murder, injuries and trafficking. Ringu further appealed to the NGOs of state to work for the welfare and upliftment of women instead of running after benefits. Also, disclosed that efforts are on to setting up of well equipped Forensic Laboratory and District Grievances Cells in all district in order to facilitate easy access of legal aid to victimized women and girl child.

Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav who presided over the meeting said that awareness programme organized here is a privilege for the women to know the rights and facilities extended to them. She asked CDPOs the nodal Officer (Protection Officer) to help the needy promptly, also advised women to fight common social problems in groups as it is an effective tool to fight against drug abuse and alcoholism etc.

APSCW Vice Chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi highlighted the activities of the commission during 2011-2012 through power point presentation. She advised women to participate in planning process for socio economic development, hold family court on unfair practices. The case should be tried in fast-track court.

Changlang SP Vijay Kumar said it is a great moment for women and girl child that the APSCW providing awareness programme to know the rights, duties, legal supports and welfare activities. He explained in details on various legal provisions on domestic violence against women.

Among others, Renu Salnang ZPM Changlang South, wanted speedy trial of  rape cases. CO Dr. M. Kakki, W. Lowang, lecturer DIET, N. Changmi,  public Leader, Nginnem Changmi Anchal Chairperson and Social Worker also spoke on the occasion.  

The meeting was attended by HoDs, PRI members, public leaders, NGOs and women groups of Changlang.DIPRO



Entrepreneurship development prog on beauty parlour

DOIMUKH, Sept 19: “Be convinced that beauty parlour could improve your income if you pursue it seriously even without much investment”, said Nirjuli councillor Tarh Nachung while addressing the trainees of an entrepreneurship development programme (EDP) which began here Tuesday.

Pointing out that of the 65 selected for Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme this year many qualified for their certificate in beauty parlour, Nachung said adding that beauty parlours have mushroomed in the Capital complex and few earned bad name.

“Don’t deviate from your goal and remember your responsibility towards your family to walk the path successfully,” added Nachung citing his example as a successful entrepreneur with PMEGP loan.

“I’m a permanent member in the PMEGP selection board of Capital district. Learn the trade and start in a small way in your own home as there is no dearth of customers. If you apply for PMEGP scheme I shall be there too,” assured Borum ZPM Techi Tolu, also a successful entrepreneur.

The 15-day course with Chukhu Yajur as trainer is sponsored by union ministry of small & medium enterprises (MSME) and conducted by National Youth Project, Arunachal branch, said state MSME in-charge assistant director Pranab Kumar Das.

‘NYP president Hari Pado Biswas and vice president Pradeep Kumar explained the objective benefits of the course which would cover facial, pedicure, medicure and hair cutting.



Hindi Pakhwara celebrated

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The 14-day Hindi Pakhwara was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at the office of Accountant General, Arunachal Pradesh.

Deputy Accountant General (Administration) A. K. Bhattacharya in his address, appealed to all officials to strive for working in Hindi so that the Office might meet the targets set by the Headquarters.

In his inaugural speech, In-charge Hindi Cell Prabhakar invoked the AG officials to shatter the shackles of a foreign language like English.

He said, nobody can stop us in being proficient in working in Hindi if we become determined to do so.

Dr Joram Ania, an exponent in Hindi literature from D.N. College, discussed about various aspects and facets of official Hindi working in his speech.

She foretold a bright future for our official language while presenting a copy of the ‘Glossary of Administrative Terms’ to the Office.

After her speech, Auditor (CASS) Ravindra Kumar presented his poem on Corruption in Hindi which won applause from the audience.

Among others who recited their poems were Krishna Jyoti, Satya Prakash, Miss Pariska Buragohain, and Pushpendra Das. Long wait for the result for Hindi Skill Test was over when In-charge Hindi Cell, declared the same in both categories viz. proficient & non-proficient. Winners for the top three slots in both the categories were Ajai Pratap Singh, B.K. Singh, Ravindra Kumar & Dilip Bishwas, Ajai Chhetri and Pankaj Bora respectively.



Land owners agree to donate land for Daporijo college, says ZPM

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: The land owners have agreed to donate their land free of cost for establishment of the Daporijo Government Model College at Rimpu Yorlo, Jeram. The land owners revealed their decision to donate land in a general meeting of the people of Jeram-Battak-Patum and Motu area held at the residence of Papi Jeram, Anchal Samiti chairperson 7-Daporijo, Sigin-I on   August 18.  This was informed by Tayom Mothu (Rocky) ZPM Daporijo HQ, Sigin-I, in a release today.

“They also assured that there will not be any hindrances to the smooth working of the infrastructural development owing to land ownership claims if government approves their proposal,’ the release said.

A ten member "Rimpu Yorlo Land Management Committee" (RYLMC) was constituted to spearhead the development of college and look after the infrastructural development.

Meanwhile, a delegation led by Tayom Mothu apprised the Minister of RD, Power & Panchayati Raj Tanga Byaling and    Director of Higher and Technical Education (DH&TE) of the public decision. Both the Minister  and director reportedly assured  the delegation of positive action  for  college site verification.  The team also discussed the matter with Dr. Ashan Riddi, Director of Distance education, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hill, the release said.



Softball coaching camp at  SLSA

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: First ever Softball coaching camp was inaugurated at Sangey Ladhen Sports Academy, Chimpu by Gora Lotak, Councillor Ward No.18 of Itanagar Municipality in a simple function  on Sept 16 last. Alltogether 92 players have turned up to participate in the camp.

In his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the camp,  Gora Lotak lauded Arunachal Softball Association to bring Softball game in the state. He told the participants to avail the advantages of the coaching camp and hoped that the players will bring laurels to the state in National and International level.

Speaking on the occasion Assistant Director of Sports and Youth Affairs Ramesh Linggi urged the players to maintain discipline, to be devoted to sports, as well as to be dedicated either. He also highlighted the sports policy framed by the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to facilitate the sportspersons of the state like job quota for meritorious sports person in Police department and other departments.

The mentioned coaching camp is being imparted by Sikandar Sharma from Imphal (Manipur) and the camp will  come to end on  Sept 20. C Tanyang, Senior Teacher from Arunodoya School and other dignitaries were present.



SYA director lauds state karate team’s performance

Coaches felicitated, given credit for team’s result

ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow has praised the outstanding performance of the state karate team in the 25th Cadet, Junior and 26th AIKF National Karate Championship held in New Delhi from September 11 to 13.

“It gives me immense pleasure to know that the Arunachal Karate team stood overall second position in the AIKF National Karate Championship held in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi and six karatekas have qualified for the National Games to be held in Kerala this year,” Dinglow said in a release.

While congratulating the coaches, team members and also president and all other office bearers of Arunachal Karate Association (AKA) for the stupendous performance, Dinglow wished all qualified karate players success in the ensuing National Games.

AKA yesterday felicitated all the medal winning players, Team coach and AKA Technical Director Sensei S Deben Sharma and Team Manager L. Marik for the outstanding performance.

The players were given 10-days rigorous training before the championship by coach Sharma and Sempai Charu Tatung at Naharlagun and Itanagar respectively.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Sho-tokan Karate Do Association has also expressed happiness over outstanding performance of the state karate team in the championship and credited Coaches Sharma and Jhon Bagang’s hard work and effort for the best ever performance.

The state team had won 19 medals, including seven gold, two silver and 10 bronze, to finish second in the just concluded AIKF National Karate Championship in New Delhi.

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Awareness must to preventnon-communicable diseases

The threat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses in Nepal, especially in cities, will probably grow without a more forceful health response, say health experts.

An estimated 50 percent of all deaths in Nepal are caused by NCDs every year - 8 percent more than a decade ago, according to data compiled in 2011 by the World Health Organization (WHO); the top killers are cardiovascular disease, followed by diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and road accidents.

Up until recently, Nepal, like many other low and middle-income countries, struggled primarily with communicable disease killers including HIV, malaria, measles and tuberculosis. And while these and other infectious diseases still exact their fatal toll, it is increasingly high blood pressure, heart attacks and traffic accidents sending people to health centres.

Reckless drivers, poor maintenance of vehicles and even poorer roads help contribute to more than 10,000 injuries and nearly 2,000 deaths annually, according to the government.

While death looms for individuals stricken by an NCD, the financial burden falls on the whole family - and survivors as the case may be sometimes - according to a 2011 World Bank report on NCDs in South Asia.

However, the experts feel that massive health awareness campaign in the country is the need of the hours  to control the rise of NCDs in both the cities and villages.


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Protect and preserve beauty of capital

Dear Editor,

The beauty of twin capital city is getting ruined  with every passing day and years. Historically important places like Itafort and famous legendary Gekar Siyni(Ganga Lake) is on the verge of extinction, owing to the massive illegal land encroachment. Once this historical monument and legendry Gekar siyni was the socio-culture sentinel of the local people of Ita-Yoppa, Ganga, Chimi, Dava, Mob Ita-Jullang, Chimpu, Kaungkra, Lekhi, Sood, Burum, Jajili, Nyorch etc. All this was part of faith and belief, no one dare to deface and damage these two places. Today road and recreation parks in all the sectors of the twin capital complex are almost extinct and the right of way (ROW) is disappearing leading to traffic congestion. Road network is worthless for pedestrian and vehicle movement. Cleaning of garbage and sanitation condition of the town capital city is worst; there are no methods to regulate it.

The statue of father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi was shifted out from Mahatma Gandhi Park, Bank Tinali by the urban department. Instead of it, a parking lot has been constructed at the same place.

The purpose of the land donated for the establishment of the capital complex in Itanagar by the local people was only for public utility in the interest of the state and its people but not for unplanned growth of city with lot of illegalities committed by the vested interest people in nexus with ruling class, officers and student leaders of the state. We the land donors request all right minded pan Arunachlee citizen to preserve and protect the serenity of twin capital complex for good living.


Techi Tamin


Capital Students Union



Establish a health centre at Hollongi

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to focus the kind attention of the Department of Health Service, Papum Pare District, Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh towards the grievances of the people of Hollongi due to non - availability of health services at grassroot level such as Health Sub - Centre, Primary Health Centre and so on. The nearest Community Health Centre (CHC) of the area established at Balijan is not easily accessible during emergency cases like pregnancy, minor and major physical injuries especially for people of Hollongi and Kokila areas. There are four major rivers that transverse the road for Hollongi and seven rivers for kokila. All the rivers are without  single bridge.

This poses the greatest obstacle during rainy season. Though there are many health services providers in the neighboring areas like Gohpur (Assam) but, they are too expensive. The renowned R.K. Mission Hospital, Itanagar is far and tiresome journey in terms of its distance from Hollongi coupled with bad road condition. The Department concerned is earnestly requested to look into the public grievances associated with absence of health services providers by immediately establishing one Primary Health Centre (PHC) if not at least one Health Sub - Centre at Hollongi keeping in mind the ever increasing human population in particular and strategic importance of the area in general.


Kuru Joram

Vice - president

Balijan circle youth association



Unfair criticism

Dear Editor,

This is in response to a letter that appeared in Reader’s Forum of your esteemed daily on 19.09.13 titled- “Illegal activities in the name of festival” sent by A. Lego. I appreciate her efforts for a cleaner society but at the same time advise to go ahead with right spirit & sanctity in mind.

The letter speaks a lot about ill feeling towards puja ceremony. One must think twice before commenting on something which is linked with sentiments of a whole community. I know merry making follows after a hectic daylong or weeklong puja celebration but strip dancing inside a puja pandal is unthinkable. I advise writer to respect sentiment of others too.


Tapek Riba