BOMDILA, Sept 29: The IXth General Conference-cum- election of the All West Kameng
Nyishi Students Welfare Association (AWKNSWA) was concluded peacefully here at Kameng
Club on Sept 27 last.
Pitam Dolo Pangia, Chief Auditor ANSU while attending the program as the Chief Guest
exhorted the students and public attending the event to maintain the spirit of peace
and brotherhood amongst themselves and also with the other fraternal tribes of the
Dolo while advocating for the granting of PRC to the Nyishi brothers and sisters
of the district said that, the tribal citizens who have been dwelling in the district
for more than a decade and before the attainment of the statehood of the state in
February 1987 are quite prospective and equitable of gaining the PRC in the district.
He also emphasized the role and wish of the ANSU for the wellbeing of the Nyishi
brethren of the state dwelling in any corner of the state.
Dolo assured to submit memorandum to the DC and local MLA regarding the granting
of PRC to the Nyishi denizens of the district as per the mentioned period of dwelling.
JNC donates desks, benches, chairs to schools
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: JN College, Pasighat under its extension activity has donated
three Green Boards along with dusters and dust free chalk pencils to its campus Middle
school. The college also donated the Anganwadi School four pairs of desks and benches,
two plastic chairs and few wires for restoration of electricity.
While donating the items, Principal of the college TTalom assured the school of all
possible help in future too. He advised the students to study hard to become worthy
citizens of the society.
Present on the occasion were DVLN Rao, KC Mishra and Dr. SN Panda, Dr. SK Sinha,
all associate professors.
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Jawaharlal Nehru College Alumni Association (JNCAA) organized
its formal General Body Meet at the college auditorium yesterday.
Addressing the meeting, Principal of the college Tayek Talom highlighted the various
achievements of the college since its establishment in 1964. Digitalization of classroom,
digital language laboratory, biotech hub, IT accessibility and PG courses in History
and Geography were some of the achievements, the Principal said that appealed to
the alumna and alumnus to help the college in attaining further height.
Vijay Taram, Lawyer, T Gamoh, Public Leader, A Jamoh, DACO and Kaling Dai, ZPC speaking
on the occasion, extended their all possible help to the college authority to steer
education to further heights as well as strengthen college administration.
The meeting also discussed regarding celebration of Golden Jubilee of the college
Present on the occasion were Dr. Kento Kadu, Asst. Prof., OkomYosung, ZPM, Talut
Talom, Asst. Prof., Dr. A Padu, H Loyi, Dr. SK Sinha, Dr.TashiTaloh, HoD, Edn, among
others. The meeting was chaired by Tanya Dabi, the senior most alumni among the gathering
and anchored by Dr. L Sitang.
Colony road restored by social service
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The damaged link road connecting NH-52 A with Dikrong colony via
NERIST Type -1 colony was restored after a daylong social service today.
Incessant rain since yesterday night caused extensive damage to the road making it
very difficult not only for vehicular movement but also for pedestrians to walk.
The social service was conducted by Councillor (Ward no.29) Tarh Nachung, with the
help of colony dwellers, ward committee members and Assistant Engineer PWD A Techi
Nabo renovated the road during the day-long social service today.
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society (MHADS) of Bamang
clan has expressed shock over tragic death of Bamang Nilo of Langrh village under
Nyobia circle near Sangram reportedly due to electrocution.
According to an MHADS release, Nilo, 45, has died due to electrocution when he came
in contact with a ‘leaked electric pole’ in the jungle today. He was presently working
as WC chowkidar at Sangram PWD.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
While conveying heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, the Society prayed for
eternal peace of the departed soul.
Meanwhile, the society expressed deep concern over repeated occurrence of such incidence
on regular interval leading to loss of many precious lives.
While demanding a detailed enquiry into the incident, the Society urged the authority
to suitably compensate the family of deceased. It also demanded that if any officers/staff
of the department concerned is found guilty of negligence should be booked and punished
as per law.
Local youth shows way to self-employment
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Inaugurated officially on September 23 last by PHED Chief Engineer
Toko Jyoti and hidden underneath a landscape of under-construction concrete structures
is a marvel of design and beauty that offers a little something different, to a slightly
different kind of customers.
Pera’s- a name synonymous with beauty treatments in the capital complex- has opened
its latest branch in the heart of Itanagar at Zero Point Tinali, near Hotel Moomsie.
Located in an unsuspecting area, walking into the spa and salon is bound to surprise
first timers. Its plush interiors, coupled with courteous staff and a sea of chairs
of all shapes and sizes, all of which cater to different needs, can be quite daunting
for those who have become habituated to the local barber shops. However, while the
latest addition to the vast ocean of parlours in the capital does inspire awe, it
never does so by intimidation. And that isn’t the only surprise.
While the primary branch of Pera’s which is located at G- Extension road in Naharlagun
is a ladies beauty salon, its newest member in Itanagar will cater exclusively to
Asked whether the state is ready for such a venture with a niche clientele, proprietor
and the brains behind the concept, Boa Teri, says, “People in Arunachal are willing
to spend money for services as long as they are good and can be justified”.
Teri informs that professional hair stylists and beauticians in the salon have been
hired from places like New Delhi and Kerela because “the concept of male stylist
amongst the local people of the state is still missing”. However, he feels that attitude
may change soon as during the recent government-organised job mela many local youths
showed a keen interest in taking up beauty grooming courses. Teri also shared that
his salon would be more than willing to offer free training courses to local youngsters
interested in learning the trade, as long as they were sincere in their efforts and
A Delhi University graduate, Teri says that every business has risks attached to
it but feels “positive” about the launch. With investments of over Rs 60 lakhs and
financial aid received from Punjab National Bank, he would be hoping that positive
attitude turns to real gains as he looks to expand the brand into the districts as
Currently, besides offering the routine line of beauty services like haircuts, shaves
and a verity of facials and pedicures, Pera’s also boasts of nine different kinds
of massages ranging from the humble head massage to the exotic sounding Lomi Lomi.
For the more daring amongst you, there is also the Hot Stone massage.
Students caught up between politicians
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: In a shameful incident on 27th of this month, two factions of
All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU) indulged in slugfest over the venue for coming AMSU
election cum conference to be held in October month. Tezu town witnessed violent
clashes among student groups. Hotel, houses, bikes and car were damaged when two
groups fought throughout 27th night.
According to the police source there has been simmering tension over last few days
regarding the venue of election. A faction of AMSU lead by its president wants election
cum conference to be held at Hawaii, whereas another group lead by general secretary
of same union want it to be held at Wakro.
As per the sources, the AMSU team lead by president is being funded by Anjaw MLA
and that of general secretary by Tezu MLA. “This problem is going on since last two
year. The interference of politicians in AMSU election and even that of Tezu college
election has become big social issue. For their benefit, the politicians are spoiling
life of students and these need to be stopped at the earliest,” stated a citizen
of Tezu over phone.
As follow up of violent clash, now ugly verbal war has begun among two factions.
The group lead by AMSU President has accused Tezu MLA of instigating the violence
and claimed that they have lodged an FIR at Tezu police station yesterday but police
has failed to act on the complaint and not a single culprits or offenders has been
arrested till date. When contacted SP Lohit Tumme Amo informed that situation is
now under control and police have lodge case against both factions for disturbing
law and order in Tezu town. “Deputy Commissioner along with me on Friday afternoon
had invited both the faction separately to discuss about venue issue. During the
meeting both group agreed not to create any law and order problem. We have taken
note of their breach of trust and have booked case for breaking law. Soon we will
arrest them and punish as per the law,” said SP Amo.
Dress code for ‘Mutia’ in Ziro soon
ZIRO, Sept 29: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (Land Management, Urban Development,
Housing and Town Planning) Padi Richo has announced uniform with badge for the coolies
(Mutia) of Ziro-Hapoli for their easy identification. He disclosed it at the inaugural
function of district-cum-block unit Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
meeting at Club Road, Hapoli today.
Addressing the inaugural function, Richo informed the coolies and INTUC members about
insurance policy that are available for all labourers.
Explaining the details of the insurance coverage like medical assistance of upto
Rs. 30000, educational assistance of Rs. 50000 and many others like tools advance,
maternity assistance, old age pension, disability pension, normal death, funeral
assistance etc., he said that the premium to be contributed by labourer is Rs. 20
only per month.
Richo announced to a huge applaud from gathering to pay the premium on behalf of
Mutias if they are willing to bring themselves under insurance policy, saying he
knows the problems faced by the labours as he is attached with them for last 30 years.
He asked INTUC district unit and INTUC Ziro Block unit for arranging the documents
of those labourers who are willing to apply for insurance policy.
Lower Subansiri district’s Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobing said that with the opening
of INTUC office, labour class like coolie will get the benefit and he assured to
extend all possible help if needed in near future. Among others, DCC(I) President
Kime Nime also spoke on the function.
Earlier in his welcome speech Hage Ropo, president, INTUC district unit highlight
on the importance of having its office in district while Kago Taming, president INTUC
block unit gave away the vote of thanks.
Among others Tilling Sambyo, ZPM Niitii (Hong), Punyo Paya, ZPM Niichi (Hong), Mudang
Kano, ACP Diibo, Hage Tatu, youth president were also present in the office inaugural
126th birth anniversary of Thakur Anukul celebrated
Meanwhile, 126th birth anniversary of Sree Sree Thakur Anukul Chandra was celebrated
in a befitting manner here at Durga Mandir, Hapoli today.
Attending the celebration, local MLA Padi Richo assured to provide necessary assistance
for construction of ‘Satsang Mandir’ at Hill Top where the believers can perform
their activities independently. It is worth mentioning here that plot where theMandir
is to be constructed was also donated by MLA himself.
Flaying misuse of the God’s name by some vested interested persons, Richo feels that
God will never be happy on them who are after wealth, active in politics and dividing
the families using the name of God. He appreciated the messages of Thakur Anukul
Chandra and considered Him as the scientific god who does not distinguish religions.
He asked followers to inculcate the taught of the great Thakur Anukul Chandra.
District Zilla chairperson, Hage Kobing in his speech suggested followers to be well
discipline with practical approach on humanitarian as Sree Sree Thakur.
Pradip Chakraborty, Suha Prati Rituik Satsang (SPR) highlighted on the life history
of Sree Sree Thakur Anukul Chandra. Among others Tilling Sambyo, ZPM Niitii (Hong)
and Punyo Paya, ZPM Niichi (Hong) also accompanied the local MLA. (Report by Yachang
UGC sponsored seminar on ‘Differential Equation’
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Department of Mathematics, JN College, Pasighat today organized
a UGC (CPE) sponsored seminar on ‘Differential Equation.’
Participating in the seminar Kalom Ering, Coordinator, SSA, East Siang emphasized
the need of such seminars to ignite the mathematical sparks in the hearts of the
Dr. SN Panda, coordinator, NAAC motivated the gathering to be engaged in such brain-storming
seminar to empower their creative faculty with intellectual reasoning. Dr. SN Yadav,
HOD, Mathematics, delivered the key note address and also presented a model paper
on ‘Ramanujam: The Great Indian Mathematician’. DVLN Rao presented a paper on ‘Graph
The Technical session witnessed some powerful PowerPoint presentations by half a
dozen students of the Dept.
Dr. K Bhattacharjee spoke on the use of Mathematics in everyday world during the
The seminar was attended by all the students of the Department, the faculties of
the college and the dignitaries from other streams of the District Administration.
Parbuk Baptist Church celebrates golden jubilee
ROING, Sept 29: The Baptist Church, Parbuk under Dibang Lohit Baptist Church Association
(DLBCA) celebrated its Golden Jubilee with theme “Arise, Shine, for your light has
This Baptist Church was established on September 22 in 1963 with late Kolpak Lego
as its first pastor. The church was inaugurated by Rev J. C. Koron, an American Missionary.
Speaker Rev. Daniel Noroh, Pastor of Rayang Baptist Church, Roing in his inspiring
and enlightening speech said that this occasion has provided us an opportunity to
re unite with our fellow brethren and strengthen moral values. It is an occasion
to introspect our past life as well as the church activities as a whole and to make
a rededication to bring about a change in moral character, economical and social
life and to shoulder more responsibilities for betterment of younger generations,
Kaling Pertin, ZPM Dambuk Anchal Block appealed all, especially the parents and elders
to teach their children to adopt right path and not to practice unlawful activities.
He called upon each one to make Lower Dibang Valley District a Drug Free and requested
the elderly women to initiate steps in this regard.
He released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir of the Church.
Miti Libang, ZPM Meka Anchal Block said that the real meaning of bringing and showing
the light is fulfilled when a brother or sister in a wrong path like intoxication,
drug addicts and living an unpeaceful life are brought back to the right path of
peace and quiet life.
Subash Pertin, Principal ITI, Roing a member of the church while highlighting the
historical background and aims and objectives of the celebration informed that with
fourteen members in the beginning the church has grown large with 124 household and
480 members today.
Pastor of the church, Toding Ratan chaired the programme. Sundor Langkam, Secretary
of Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, Ilo Libang, Ex-ASM also spoke on the occasion.
Colourful dance by various troupes and presentation of hymns by the choir groups
of Meka Baptist Church were the main attractions of the programme.
Alik Tayeng, President DLBCA, Rev. Banbo Pertin, Executive Secretary, DLBCA, Rev
Lalmuanzuala Sailo, Field Director, A J Tayeng, Retd IAS officer, Senior Advisor
to DLBCA T Millang, Retrd Joint Director of Education, vice president DLBCA, Mibom
Pertin, Ex-ZPM, Govt. officers and guests from Lohit district participated in the
Mumbai Film maker lauds Youth Library activists
APNE Library conducts Literacy Mela
WAKRO, Sept 29: “Your enthusiastic performance of literary activities is truly inspiring
and would go a long way to promote good reading habits of rural youth” lauded P N
Ramchandra, well-known documentary film maker from Mumbai, as he watched and filmed
an hour long “Literacy Mela” by the APNE Library Wakro, as the concluding event of
Literacy week celebrations in Lohit.
The activists from Wakro, Tezu and Chongkham joyously presented poem-recitation,
story-telling and skits in English, Hindi and Mishmi languages as a large audience
of students, teachers, Govt. officials and parents sat glued to their seats at the
ASSET campus in Wakro yesterday. Ramchandra also congratulated the teachers and managements
of all schools in Wakro for spiritedly encouraging their students to share their
literacy skills with the nearby village youth.
Speaking on the occasion, Silotmai Dellang, a parent, expressed how happy she was
to see the substantial educational improvement among library-activists. She warmly
praised them for conducting the vacation mini-libraries in several villages in Wakro
circle, and thus promoting a reading environment in such remote places.
Manju Ama, Principal Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Wakro, speaking on behalf
of teachers, exhorted all parents to encourage the children to use the APNE library
regularly and widen their learning horizon. “Let many more children follow the example
of these activists”, she said.
The highlight of the Mela was a witty skit “Kaaniyaa” in Mishmi language that portrayed
how opium wrecks family life and dooms future generations. It was directed by Besunlu
Mepong, class 9, Govt Secondary School Wakro with Bialu Kambrai as the opium addict.
The skit Baby Halder, an inspiring story of a house-maid turned author, saw Priya
Ngi and Kishalu Kri presenting brilliant portrayals as Professor and Baby Halderr.
Equally impressive were Laxmi Ngadong and team’s (KGBV, Wakro) poetic skit “Why
can’t I fly?” and Hindi poetry recitations ‘Myao Myao’ (AVB, Wakro), ‘Haathi aur
Macchar’ and ‘Aathi sardi..’ (both KGBV) .Diyanlu Minin in Mishmi language and Priya
and Bithamlu Thalai in Hindi, gave brilliant demonstrations of the almost vanished
story-telling skills. One wished more schools adopt this ancient technique to promote
language and speaking skills.
Anjangmai Mam conducted the proceedings while Bialu Kambrai (both Cl 9, GHS Tezu)
expressed the heartfelt gratitude of the activists to all parents, patrons and specially
Ramchandra for coming all the way at his own expense to make a documentary on the
Lohit Youth Libraries.
Earlier, the activists had also conducted a reading campaign programme at the Kanjang
Primary School. The Mela was sponsored by the Surajmal Jalan Charitable Trust, Dibrugarh.
BBC Media Action has launched Asia's largest study into people's experiences of climate
change. Climate Asia forms a comprehensive picture of how people from poor farmers
to urban professionals are responding to changes in their environment, and maps where
communities are struggling and adapting.
Almost all of the 33,500 respondents across seven countries identified significant
changes to their environment and basic resources - from increased temperatures and
extreme weather events to decreases in water and food.
In India, almost half of respondents surveyed across Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha,
Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Mumbai were struggling or finding it impossible to take
any action at all. A large percentage (44 per cent) of rural respondents felt that
agricultural productivity had declined over the last ten years and farmers said that
crops had declined due to unpredictable rainfall. But poor and rural communities
had low access to information that could help them to manage shrinking resources
such as water, which all groups reported as their biggest worry.
Only 17 per cent of respondents in Madhya Pradesh felt informed about how to respond
to changes in their environment, and many simply did not feel that they could take
On the other hand, 74 per cent of respondents in Mumbai said that they felt informed
and better off urban respondents reported making changes such as saving energy, finding
new water sources and planning for disasters.
Ninety percent of people across the five states and Mumbai said that changes in the
environment were impacting on their household income, but only 30 per cent were willing
to make changes to their livelihoods. Over half said that it was not their responsibility
to take action - while also expressing low confidence in government to help them.
This lack of willingness to change livelihoods contrasts with Nepal, Bangladesh and
Pakistan where 85 per cent, 68 per cent, and 46 per cent respectively said that they
The findings highlight 20 groups in need of support, including farmers in Madhya
Pradesh, the urban poor in Mumbai and housewives in Uttarakhand.
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Include Nugong Banggo under MsDP scheme
Am referring to the discussion raised in the state Assembly regarding MsDP scheme
selection and implementation in the state. Chief Minister’s reply in the Assembly
was, “The identification of these blocks is based on deficiency in the socio-economic
and basic amenities parameters.” He further said that MsDP is meant for common development
like roads, bridges and hospital, I am really confused how these 12 (twelve) block
was identified? The identified blocks are based on less development or religious
minority concentrated areas? If we talk of development in the state, the places like
Tawang, Sagalee, Seppa, Dirang, Basar, Namsai, Bordumsa,and Ramle Bango are well
developed in compare to Nugong Banggo of Pangin circle. In regards to religious minority
concentrated areas is concern, the Nugong Banggo is no less to all these places because,
30% of the population are the preachers of Christianity. If identified block is based
on backwardness, the Nugong Banggo could have been listed in merit list as these
Banggo must be the only Banggo which does not have road connectivity after 67th year
of Indian independence though the Banggo lies in the middle of Pasighat -Yingkiong
via Pangin and Pasighat Yingkiong via Mariyang roads.
As per socio-economic amenities is concerned, the people of these Banggo are so poor
that they are completely dependent on agriculture produces which hardly suffice their
needs not to talk of giving proper education and good health to their children’s.
These Banggo comprises of eight (8) villages namely Sisen, Pangi, komsing, Komsing
(karoh),Jorsing, Mopit, Begging and Riew. Unfortunately, the MoS for Minority Affairs
GoI Ninong Ering who represent these most backward Banggo in the Eastern Parliamentary
constituency, has the better knowledge of the conditions of the people living in
these Banggo. But none of the above villages / block were included in the priority
list, of course, who cares the destiny of the people are written by God only. Now
the election times is fast approaching, I would like to appeal to all the aspirants
not to put a salt on the wound as the people of these Banggo are bored of listening
big promises made by the leader & politicians during their festivity of election.
I appeal to the minister concerned and the policy makers of the state to include
the Nugong Banggo areas under MsDP scheme.
Good officer should be supported by public
Arunachal Pradesh is one of most corrupted states of India. I personally thank our
respected ADM cum Chief Estate Officer Mr Talo Potom, who is fighting as one man
army and doing wonderful works for the betterment of Arunachal Pradesh. Please continue
to fight for the society. Talo Potom has sacrificed his life for the service of the
people. There are many officers in the field but not all of them are ready to serve
people like he does.
When we look around, right from peon to officers everybody is busy earning money.
If we ask one recommendation letter they will charge Rs 200 to 300 for service. Even
though they are getting salary but still they are earning extra and cheating public's
money. However Talo Potom is the one who is doing justice to the society. I request
all people of Arunachal Pradesh to wake up and join together with Talo Potom sir
in his fight. If you are a society leader, why you are against those, who has sacrifices
their life to serve the people.
I am proud of our officer Talo Potom. Go ahead and complete the great responsibility
to serve the people. May God bless You.
Seppa is back to candle age
Candle light dinner may be a very special and occasional moment for some love couples
and people in other district of Arunachal Pradesh but for the citizen of Seppa Township,
headquarter of East Kameng District it has became daily affair. For the last three
months people are compelled to have candle light dinner.
Every establishments, Offices, Schools, Medical, Banks and Shops are running somehow
thanks to Generator and Inverter. When we enquired about the problems at Pacha Hydel,
a person told that both machines have been damaged may be because of over age and
lack of maintenance as both the engines were bought second hand from Kolkata. Also
engineer in charge does not visit regularly; they only visit once in a week by leaving
full responsibility to the operator who is also untrained. Moreover the storage tank
of the Hydel is full due to siltation owing to lack of maintenance. Due to all these
defects the problems of the power crisis has cropped up but the engineers of both
concern department that is Hydro power and Electrical department are making lame
excuse about the problems and blaming each other. Who is to be blamed for not maintaining
the Hydel regularly inspite of huge revenue collection? Is it because officials are
not doing their duty sincerely and keeping untrained operator at Pacha Hydel or the
contractor who supplied second hand Engines????These questions remain mystery. Adding
salt in the wound power Minister Mr. Tanga Byaling during his maiden visit to Seppa
on 10th August 2013 at Kameng Hall with his loud mouth announced and promised to
normalize the power problem within a month and announced Rs one crore to buy Diesel
for immediate restoration of power through the Diesel Engine power house near Abo
Tani Manch after huge public outcry and protest outside Kameng Hall. Till now citizens
of Seppa Township are hoping for the outcome of the promised by made by Minister
Tanga Byaling who gave reassurance after telephonic exchange at that moment with
chief minister but till today there is no result. Where is that Rs one crore diesel
and promises made for normalization of power??Is he once again exposing the inherent
nature of bluff and big mouth of the Arunachal politicians?? Kudos those public of
Seppa township which expressed outcry and protested against Mr Tanga Byaling at that
evening at Kameng Hall and I think it was the historic and commendable start by the
citizens of Seppa township to use their anger and unity for the good cause of the
society and I believe that it was totally a frustrated public outcry of the Seppa
township. Then why are today all our MLAs, public leader, students leaders and leaders
of uncountable association and organization of East Kament District are waiting for
their second turn and keeping silence as East Kameng is known to be the district
which has highest numbers of association and unions and also most of the leaders
of the apex student organization of the state like AAPSU&ANSU are from East Kameng
districts and where is the EKSCWO?? When there is any communal or clan problems then
there is unity and strength, and people are ready to go first and even ready to sacrifice
their life. Many a time’s people give life threatening to the engineers even for
small amount work order in the district. Then why they are silent today and not even
making any enquiry call to the engineers of concern department of Hydro power and
Electrical Department. So, enough is enough. I request all unions ,organizations,
NGOs of East Kameng district especially EKSCWO to stand up together and fight for
the power crisis of Seppa township before it’s too late and use their anger and strength
for the good cause at least for such moment.
Provide dustbin at E-sector
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to bring to the notice of
concerned authorities that E- Sector, Itanagar is in need of a proper dustbin. Due
to the lack of proper dustbin, domestic wastes are dumped in nearby road side. And
most of the time wastes are found lying on the road itself giving foul smell. Untimely
picking up of wastes and ignorance in constructing proper dustbin at the earliest
may even lead to outbreak of many diseases like malaria, dengue, etc., as we are
quite aware that mosquitoes are best breeded in such areas.
Therefore, it is my request to the concerned authorities to look into the matter
and do the needful act at the earliest, as the saying goes, "Prevention is better