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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Capital Students Union
Establish a health centre at Hollongi
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
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.
Vice - president
Balijan circle youth association
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.