September 04


Try the rapist-killer at FTC

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has demanded the district administration to try the accused rapist-killer of the 35-year-old woman from Garu village in fast track court (FTC) and frame charge-sheet against him immediately.

Describing the rape and murder of mother of three children at Garu village in West Siang district recently by accused Bohuna Das from Hurmoty, Assam, as barbaric and inhumane, GWS demanded that the accused must not be granted bail under any circumstances.

If the accused is released on bail, he will never reappear in the court, when he is summoned for trail, GWS said.

While demanding immediate conviction of the accused, GWS demanded exemplary punishment for the rapist killer.

Meanwhile, GWS has appealed to the AITF to convene a joint meeting of all the tribes based organizations to discuss the growing incidents of crime against women and girls child and find its preventive measures.

 Meanwhile, the West Siang Women Welfare Society Aalo unit has condemned the rape and brutal murder of Ijar Karlo by one Babuna Das at Garu on August 29 last. The society advocated for the stringent punishment to the perpetrator of the gruesome murder. They have appealed the law enforcing authority not to grant any bail to the murderer and gear up the process of trial at the earliest to give justice to the family members of the deceased, adds Aalo DIPRO


Union appeals Assam police to trace Gelo

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Expressing deep shock at missing of one Techi Gelo from Lekhi village at Gohpur Assam, All Papumpare District Students Union (APPDSU) today appealed to the Assam police to trace out the whereabouts of Gelo.APPDSU also requested the state police department to work with Assam counterpart to locate Gelo. It is said Gelo went missing at Gohpur in Sonitpur district Assam, he had gone there for house maid. However his Scorpio vehicle was found abandoned near road side at Dhalpur.


Nirjuli Power Grid donates Ambulance to CHC Doimukh

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has donated an ambulance under its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme to the community health centre (CHC) Doimukh in a small but impressive function held today.

Attending the function Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Tai Kaye appreciated Power Grid’s gesture toward such a noble cause and dedicated the ambulance to the service of people. District Medical Officer Yupia Dr. S Ronya also lauded the company for helping the needy people by donating ambulance.


DCs should not represent political parties: BJP

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Taking strong exception to show-cause notices served to Panchayat leaders of several districts of Arunachal Pradesh by deputy commissioners for their alleged involvement in anti-party activities against the INC, the State BJP has requested Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi to caution DCs against ‘acting as leaders of a political party.’

State BJP president Tai Tagak and senior leader Acha Yangfo, yesterday met Negi at his office here and drawn his attention towards the matter. They claimed that such show-cause notices have been served to 32 INC panchayat leaders, including two anchal chairpersons, of Chayangtajo assembly constituency allegedly by the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner. Such incidents have also been reported in others districts, they claimed.  

Yangfo, who had unsuccessfully contested from Chayangtajo assembly constituency in the last Assembly election, also alleged that INC leaders have been pressurizing high-level officers of work departments to stall or otherwise discourage BJP leaders and supporters from winning tenders for development projects in the state.


AVP conducts free health camps in East Siang


RUKSIN, Sept 3: As part of its annual health awareness campaign, the Arunachal Vikash Parishad, East Siang unit has conducted a series of health camp at different blocks of the district.

The free health camp, which was launched at Lumpo village under Nari-Seren block, concluded at remote Riga village recently. Altogether 476 patients were offered free treatment by a team of doctors during health camps conducted in four locations.

Moreover, AVP health workers also explained the villagers about the need of maintaining health and hygiene. Without receiving any financial help from the Govt and other agencies, the AVP has been rendering yeoman service  to the society. It conducts mass awareness programme on health and hygiene, sports and literary competitions in order to search hidden talent among the young school children.

The organizational activities in East Siang district are going on under supervision of its Mohila Pramukh (Chief) Chayarani Doley in active cooperation of the village level workers and members of Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang.


Parents demand posting of regular teacher

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The parents of Kendriya Vidalaya School Pasighat students met school authority and Deputy Commissioner of East Siang District recently and demanded for posting of regular subject teachers in the said school.

Presently, this school is run by three regular teachers for class I to Class XII.

The parents urged the school authority and Deputy Commissioner to take up immediate steps in this regard and added that, if the authority fails to fulfill their demand, mass withdrawal of students from KVS Pasighat shall be taken up by parents.

Later, the Deputy Commissioner assures to fulfill the demand for posting of regular teacher.


Toppers felicitated on HALF foundation day

ZIRO, Sept 3: The Hija Artistes and Literary Forum (HALF), Ziro has celebrated its 6th foundation day in a befitting manner here at Bumer Kids hall this afternoon.

Participating in celebration, Taku Chatung, president Apatani Youth Association appreciated HALF for working tirelessly to promote the latent talents of artistes and students through various activities.  Felicitation of topper every year by the HALF is one of the examples of their dedicated service towards the Society, he added. He further suggested the Forum to continue its philanthropic works with same zeal and tempo.

Earlier, Taro Tallo, Secretary HALF highlighted the activities taken up by the Forum since its inception. Among others, A B Taru Asst. Secretary also spoke.

Later, they felicitated X and XII toppers of the Hija village, namely, Kime Manung Class-X, Taku Rini, Class-XII (Sc) and Kime Yalo class-XII (Hum).


Dancing Devils Crew bring laurels to state

ITANAGAR, Sep 3: Dancing Devils Crew from Arunachal Pradesh was declared as the 1st Runners Up crew in dance category in the grand finale of the K-POP contest held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi on August 30 last. Urban Age Crew from Delhi was declared winner of the contest which was organized by the Korean Cultural Centre of India. The popular Korean Boy band-N Sonic also attended the grand finale.

"It is a matter of pride for our state that our boys have brought laurels to the state," said crew manager Karken Riba.

Meanwhile, the Dancing Devils Crew appreciated MLA Techi Kaso, Rubu Yari from Korean Cultural Centre, India & Lucy Nelia from the 'Seven Diary' for their whole hearted support to the crew.

Last year, New Delhi-based Crazy Freaks Dance Crew who won the contest went to perform at the K-Pop World Dance Festival 2013 in Gangwon, South Korea where dance teams from all over the world competed.


Ngopok lifts Lune gidi inter-village football tournament

ITANAGAR, Sep 3:  Ngopok Village team beat the defending champion Borguli Village team by 4-0 in the final match of Lune gidi Inter Village Football Tournament played at Ngopok village under Mebo Sub-Division in East Siang District.

In the tournament, Gekong Ratan from Silluk team was adjudged as the best goalkeeper, Getem Yirang and Aki Yirang from Ngopok team as best defender and highest scorer respectively and Ajing Pegu from Borguli as best player.

Attending the closing ceremony, Joint Secy. ABK Apex (HQ) Todol Pertin said that such type of inter-village football match brings together the sense of brotherhood and closeness among the youths from different villages. He further said that apart from such sports event, we should initiate inter village literary competition among the students on important occasion.

AE WRD Er. Alat Megu, ZPM Mebo-Banggo Oling Perme, ZPM Monggu-Banggo Kayem Tayeng also attended the closing ceremony of the tournament.


News Impact



Demand for Chacko’s safe return grows louder, traders observe shutter down

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The business community of Capital Complex led by Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) today took out a peaceful rally  here demanding safe return of K P Chacko. The rally started from Akashdeep complex, Ganga and ended at O Point  in the morning. Representatives from NGOs and likeminded people  were also took part in the rally.

Chacko, a prominent businessman was kidnapped at gun point by a group of armed miscreants on Thursday evening from his Naharlagun rented accommodation. He was fired upon while being dragged out of home and it is believed that he suffered serious injury as a result of it.

The business community of Capital Complex including Banderdewa and Doimukh shut their shutter down for twelve hours as a mark of protest against deteriorating law and order situation and growing violence against business community in the state Capital.  The complete shutter down in the Capital region signifies that the entire business community is demanding safe return of Chacko and  stringent punishment  to those who involved in kidnapping.  

Condemning the nefarious act, IMWA resented that police authority and government are unable to trace out Chacko despite six days passed.

In a representation submitted to  Chief Minister, IMWA also urged the police authority to speed up their search operation to trace out kidnapped businessman. Chacko is still traceless; however the man-hunt is on by the state police.

Meanwhile, Itanagar Market Shopkeeper Union also condemned that incident and demanded the state government and police to make sure of his safe return. Union also condemned missing incident of one Techi Gelo at Gohpur, Assam.

While condemning the kidnapping of Chacko, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal urged the abductors to release him on humanitarian ground.

The Seva Dal also urged the police department to make every effort to ensure safe release of the abducted person.

It also expressed grave concern over reported missing of  Techi Gelo from Gohpur yesterday and appealed to the authority to trace the whereabouts of the missing person immediately.



Doimukh Police seize huge consignment of ganja

ITANAGAR Sept 3:  Doimukh Police seized more than a quintal of ganja from Doimukh town yesterday and arrested three persons in this connection.

Police seized a huge consignment of Ganja from two persons while they were transporting them on a motorcycle. Police also seized the motorcycle on which they were transporting the ganja, informed Padi Payang, OC, Doimukh Police Station.

On their disclosure, police seized another huge consignment of ganja from a house at NEEPCO Colony Doimukh.

The total quantity of ganja seized by police was more than 105 kg.

Those arrested were identified as Tali Masu, Nabam Yajo and Nabam Kaye. Later they were produced before the court of CJM, Yupia.

Police has registered a case at Doimukh Police Station against the arrested persons under section 20 NDPS Act 1985. Police has launched further investigation.



BJP demands resignation of HM

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Alleging total break down of law and order in the state, Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded the Home Minister to step down owning moral responsibility.

Expressing grave concern over growing incidents of crime in the state, including recent abduction of a businessman from Naharlagun by unidentified gunmen, the State BJP held the ruling Congress Government completely responsible for the prevailing lawlessness in the state.

“One week have passed but the Home Department is still clueless about the whereabouts of the abducted businessman (K P Chacko),” the party said.

Citing numerous past and recent examples of crimes and anti-social activities in the state, the State BJP said, “the rape and murder of a woman in West Siang, missing of an ADC to Governor, escaping of under-trial prisoners, burning down of SE office, kidnapping of Superintending Engineer (RWD), countless incidents of sexual assault on women and   minor girls” are just to mention a few, which speak volumes about lawlessness in the state and helplessness of the state government.

The party also rapped the state government for lack of any comprehensive policy/planning to contain growing law and order problems.



Divisive forces are targeting Arunachal: HM

ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Reacting to the reported missing of Techi Gelo, an Arunachalee, in Gohpur area of Assam on Tuesday, Home Minister Tanga Byaling today expressed deep concern and cautioned the civil society not to move to any area beyond the state without having acquaintance or for a genuine reason.

It would be wise to keep near and dear ones or the police informed in case of urgent necessity to move to an unknown place, he said in a statement, adding that “The time is bad which calls for everyone to remain alert for safety and security instead of shifting the entire blame on the state government in case of any eventuality.’’

He reiterated his appeal to the civil society to take police into confidence in case of any ransom demand or inform on detecting any suspicious person.

He cited the example of a junior engineer who in the past was lured to go to Tezpur by unknown persons which had cost him his life.

“Divisive forces are targeting the peace-loving Arunachalees. Therefore, it would be prudent to remain always alert,” Byaling suggested.

The home minister, however, appealed to the abductors of Gelo and prominent trader K P Chacko to free them unharmed at the earliest on humanitarian ground.



Children’s Film Fest begins

ITANAGAR Sept 3: The second edition of The Travelling Players, a children's film festival for the Northeast, began at VKV here yesterday.

This is the first time a film festival has travelled to Arunachal.

School students will be asked to write a review of the films seen by them at the festival. The best reviews will be published in a compilation focusing on the festival and documenting bits of film history.

Highlighting the aims and objective of the film festival, Shravan Kumar, CEO of CFSI said, “Although similar festivals are a regular feature in the rest of the country, the children in North East have been deprived a lot. We are happy to see that we are trying to reach out to the children in the country in various ways. It has been our constant endeavor to make children appreciate the aesthetics of cinema as an art”.

The festival aims to inculcate in children an interest in cinema. Another main objective of the film festival is to expose young students in these remote areas to cinema so that they develop a keen interest in films and the art of film criticism,

Besides VKVs in Capital Complex, the VKVs of Ziro, Sher and Yazali will host the festival and it will continue in the state till September 6.

The festival is an initiative of the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI) and was started last year.

Cine Darbaar, a welfare society working in the field of arts and culture having its head office at Delhi is the outreach partner of CFSI.



Education incomplete without computer knowledge: Felix

CAL Centre at Girls’ Residential School inaugurated

YUPIA, Sept 3: Parliamentary Secretary, IPR, Education, Bamang Felix today inaugurated a Computer Aided Learning (CAL) Center at Girls’ Residential School, Yupia in an impressive function.

Addressing the students on the occasion, Bamang Felix said that in this modern world any education is incomplete without computer education as the computer education has become very important part of our life. He advised the students to take full advantage of computer education provided through CAL in various forms and appealed the parents, teachers and panchayat bodies for all round support in shaping the bright future of students.

Felix also said that education is the backbone of the society and teachers play a very important role in shaping a healthy society by imparting meaningful education to the children. He reiterated that every teacher must deliver his or her duty sincerely and honestly.

There will be no compromise on teachers’ performance as Govt is very serious on streamlining the education system while adopting zero tolerance in the matter of education, Felix emphatically said.

Encouraging the student to be bold enough to face any situation he called upon them to have courage to fight  for their rights and should not afraid from raising voice on their rights.

Only determination and will power to conquer all odds will help in becoming a successful person, he added. Felix further advised the students to be obedient towards teachers, parents and elders and requested Head Mistress to help the students in becoming good human being and good citizen.

Secretary Education R K Mishra, highlighting the importance of CAL centres informed that Girls Residential School Yupia is the first school in state to have Computer Aids Learning Center( CAL) with internet facility.  He further informed  that  CAL is  a Govt of India initiative to improve computer education in schools and  CAL is fully  loaded with all kinds of information and it will not only helps in computer skills among students but will also help in improving the quality of education.

He said virtual classroom teaching is modern concept of teaching in these days and every student must aware of it. Informing the students of benefits of internet he said that internet is like an ocean with boundless information and knowledge at one’s tip of finger. He also provided a BSNL Dongle and asked the Head Mistress to help the students in opening their individual email accounts for their personal use. He also asked the students to take full benefits of CAL and internet facility.

Nabam Aka ZPC Papum Pare, Tai Kaye DC Papum Pare, DDSE TT Tara, Likha Sampu Dy. Director SSA and host of officers from education department Papum Pare, teachers and students were present on the occasion.

Earlier, Bamang Felix made a surprise visit to Govt Upper Primary School Borum early this morning. During inspection out of 13 teachers, 7 teachers found absent. On enquiry with Head Master and gone through teachers attendance register it was clarified that 3 teachers were requisitioned  on Census duty and four teachers were willfully absent.

Taking serious note of absentee teachers Parliamentary Secretary directed DDSE to issue show cause notice to 4 absentee teachers. They should give clear reason about their absenteeism. Referring to the sanitation facility at school he also directed Dy. Director SPD SSA to make necessary arrangement for construction of  toilet for girls students of school. DIPRO



‘Stranger in My Land’ an eye opener for mainland Indians

Gopal Rai

A documentary film: ‘Stranger in My Land’ by state’s budding film maker Duyu Tabyo is refreshing and out of the box for the state.

When most of the state’s documentary films talk about  progresses and problems, ‘Stranger in My Land’ revolves around the most talked, discussed and debated issue that is racial discrimination faced by many fellow citizens of the North East states of the country in the mainland.

Though the issue in the film is not new but a complete new treatment is given to this documentary film. Every person from the North East can relate to it with experiences they faced at times while being in metropolitan cities. The documentary takes up the issue of the North Eastern people’s experiences in big cities particularly in Delhi.

Excellent script, terrific narration, outstanding photography and good camerawork are some of the plus points of the film. Audience will surely be glued to the film from the beginning to till the end.

Screening of this documentary film in schools and colleges in the metro cities will be helpful in bringing some changes about an existence of different looking Indians in the country. Though, we cannot expect any sudden change in their attitude and outlook towards the North-East people but documentary will definitely help many mainland Indians to understand about the pain and humiliation that every North East person faces due to racial discrimination in their own country.

The documentary will become an instant hit among the people of North East. Lines like, “Time has come to let the people know that we are Indians too with same patriotism toward our Great Nation. I was born an Indian and I would die an Indian. No force in the Universe can take away that right from me” - is really brilliant. However, there is probability of getting negative feedbacks from the people of the mainland country.

Every actor has acted well and done justice to their characters. Background score is really good. Use of Hindi language in some parts of the film is very interesting and makes everyone relate to it. Many viewers will feel that the film could have been stretched to few more minutes.  This 14 minutes 45 seconds film will surely be an eye opener for many.

Produced under the banner of A CoreConxept Productions in association with Padi Ganda Pictures, written by Duyu Tabyo and Padi Ganda ‘Stranger in My Land’ (directed by Duyu Tabyo) will certainly encourage and inspire many film makers mainly from the North East to take up the projects with racial discrimination as the main theme and subject in their films and documentaries in days to come, “Stranger in My Land” is a must watch for everyone.

The only drawback back which can be observed is that the film maker has not given any importance to give statuary warning while showing one of the characters smoking.

In short, the film talks about situation when an entire nation fights against racial discrimination being faced by the Indians in different countries but unfortunately Indians are also going through the same fate of pain and humiliation at the hands of their own fellow citizens in some parts of their own country making them feel stranger in their own land. (Writer is former journalist, now working at AIR Itanagar)



Gadi & Taloh visit Komsing bridge site

PASIGHAT, Sept 3: PWD Minister Gojen Gadi and Education Minister Tapang Taloh  along with PWD officers led by Tayor Taloh, SE and public leaders visited the under-construction Komsing bridge site recently.

The bridge, if completed, will pave the way for road connectivity to the villages in the left bank of river Siang like Komsing, Jorsing, Rasing, Beging, Sissen and Pangi.

Taloh informed that these villages have abundance of fertile area and lot of horticultural products are being produced. But due to non-availability of roads the people are facing great hardships in transportation of agricultural and horticultural products.  People have tough time for health and educational services also. Historically important village like Komsing also could not be developed properly. He appealed the PWD minister to give priority for completion of the bridge so that there is all round development in the area.

Gadi after being apprised about the reason for delay in completion of the bridge said that since the bridge is of great importance, I will take up the matter with Chief Minister and explore the avenue for its completion. The fund provided should be utilized judiciously. Timely completion of projects not only helps in creating assets but also saves money arising out of price escalations, Gadi added.

Tayor Taloh informed that the bridge is being taken up under NLCPR and the third installment is yet to be received. He also informed that revised estimate has already been sent. DIPRO



Mrs Lune 2014 - a beauty contest with a difference

ROING, Sept 3: For the first time, Mrs Lune 2014 - A Traditional Attire Show cum Beauty Contest for married women was held in the Lower Dibang Valley district at Solung Festival Ground, Midland, Roing yesterday night. The show was organized by the Women Wing of the Adi Baane Kebang of the district with a theme, “Loss of Culture is Loss of Identity”.

Tigul Megu was crowned Mrs Lune 2014 while Ruth Pertin and Maiying Borang Moyong won the first Runners Up and second Runners Up title respectively. Other titles winners are : Tokmem Libang Pertin - Mrs Old Traditional Dress, Komlak Tayeng - Mrs Modern Traditional Dress, Jayanti Saring - Mrs Creativity, Komlak Tayeng - Mrs Best Personality, Lomyal Pertin --Mrs Cheerful, Maloni Pertin Lego - Mrs Creative Weaver, Christina Lego - Mrs Catwalk, Kanam Perme - Mrs Photogenic, Anne Pertin Yirang – Mrs Beautiful Skin  and Abul Tayeng -Mrs Best Smile.

Altogether 20 contestants, all of them mothers above 35 years of age participated in the contest. The contest consist of four rounds, first round displayed old traditional dresses and attires of Adi women, modern traditional dresses were displayed in the second round, third round consist of questionnaire based on the traditional beliefs, culture and custom and in the fourth and final round 10 top contestants were selected and asked opinion based questions on issues confronting the society.

Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary for WRD, Gum Tayeng lauded the Women Wing of the district ABK unit for organizing the meaningful event. She also lauded the executive members of Central ABK and District ABK Unit who are working hard to streamline many cultural and customary issues of the society. She further emphasized on the need to preserve these traditional dress and attires while keeping pace with the fast changing design and fashion in modern dress.

Dature Miuli, Ex-ZPC said, “this traditional dress and attires are our precious traditional property and we must strive to preserve it to keep our identity and culture intact”. He also spoke on need to fight the drug menace by the two community of the district with joint efforts on which some of the women organizations of both the community are already working in the field.

Earlier, the Organizer, Oseng Apum, General Secretary ABK Women Wing of LDV informed that the main objective of organizing Mrs Lune 2014 is to showcase the Rich Cultural Heritage of the Adi Community especially the old traditional dress and attires in order to promote and preserve the age old traditions and culture. Informing the reason for restricting the participation criteria at the age group of 35 years and above, Apum further said that the women at 35 years and above has in-depth knowledge and knows the intrinsic value of the old and traditional dress and attires and they can play a leading role in preserving our traditions & culture in the society.

ABK Women Wing, President Tinam Tayeng, speaking on the occasion said, “as the young generations lack knowledge about the old traditional dress and attires worn & use by our mothers and grandmothers. This show is especially organized to show case those dress and attires so that the younger generations may at least know about it”.

On the occasion, the ABK Women Wing has introduced a sample of a Traditional Bangle for Married Women and a Traditional Ring for Married Men which are made of traditionally worn material of Adi Community as a symbol of marriage to identify the married men and Women.  The ABK Women Wing has further appealed all the people of the Community compulsorily to wear traditional dress and attires during celebration of such local festivals.

The winners were also given certificate and cash prize and  all other contestants were also given certificates. DIPRO



Disaster preparedness rally

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Sept 3: Ziro Valley School (ZIVAS) under the aegis of department of disaster management, Lower Subansiri district, organized an awareness rally on ‘disaster preparedness’ at Hapoli township here today.

Hundreds of students and faculty members of ZIVAS gathered near Govt. Hr. Sec. School Ziro and took out the rally carrying placards reading “Planting trees bring prosperity, cutting them brings disaster and insecurity”, “Combat climate change: conquer disaster”, “become friendly with nature, disaster will not occur in future”, “Earth quake does not kill but buildings do” etc.

The rally passed through the main thoroughfare of the Hapoli Township covering BSNL colony, Reserve line, Pai gate, Paraline, old apex bank road, main market etc, and culminated at Subansiri Stadium. The school children distributed leaflet, pamphlets and posters related to disaster preparedness and shouted slogans like “Don’t enter into the forest when it is on fire”.

Rubu Tadi, Chairman, ZIVAS, informed that the rally mainly aimed at creating public awareness on the impacts of earth quake, land slide, fire accident etc by involving students.

He appealed to the people to remain alert and aware on natural and man-made disasters to avoid losses.

Earlier, the students were briefed on disaster management and preparedness by the Principal of the School.


Solung celebration concludes in urban areas

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sep 3: Solung, the agro-based festival of Adi Community is celebrated for more than two weeks in various Adi villages to propitiate the Goddess of fertility for abundant prosperity and well being of human beings. In urban areas it is celebrated from September 1-3 every year.

At Itanagar, the  Solung  celebration concluded successfully yesterday with the prize distribution to winners of various events which were organized during the Solung festival.

Like previous years, this year also numbers of Raseng parties from Itanagar took part in ritual Ponung dance and other competitions organized by the Itanagar Solung festival celebration committee (ISFCC).

Earlier, in his address, ISFCC President Belatee Pertin motivated the young generation and urged them to make an earnest effort to develop requisite skills needed for any constructive and positive activities.

While advising the younger generation to inculcate the sense of dedication and commitment, Pertin informed that, the Adi community is the torch bearer of modern civilization of Arunachal Pradesh, be it in educational and  political  spheres or socio-economical transformation.  According to historical facts, research and documents, the ray of modern civilization penetrated in Arunachal Pradesh through the areas inhabited by the Adis, Pertin added.

ISFCC Secretary Kingman Komut also urged the community to maintain the same tempo in promoting and preserving Adi traditions and customs and expressed his gratitude to all well wishers.

Meanwhile, the Ngargo Raseng was declared as overall champion Raseng of Itanagar Solung festival 2014, the Ngargo team beat Moying and Mumlung Rasengs by 1 point.

In Adi agom luki (open category) competition, Tatin Boko, Batem Pertin and Lelop Nobeng won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. In senior category, Mumne Taggu, David Tamir and Gepeng Pertin and in junior category Obang Ejing, Ampia Pertin and Abino Tayeng were declared 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners respectively.

In folk dance competition Moying Raseng, Mumlung Raseng and Donyi Sanggo Raseng won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively and in Ponung nungki toki competition, Ngargo Raseng, Moying Raseng and Mumlung Raseng won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.

Apart from the traditional events, felicitation of meritorious Adi students by Adi Baane Kebang, released of Solung magazine "Diigok Roli" and a book : Midsummer Survival Lyrics by Padmashree awardee Mamang Dai and numbers of Audio and Video CD including must watch Adi film "Aying Apong" (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) Directed by Darbom Tayeng were also released on the inaugural day.

The three-day Aalo Solung  festival also concluded  with distribution of prizes to the winners of various  cultural competitions by Daporijo ADC Kanki Darang at Gumin Kiin at Aalo today.    

Addressing the valedictory function, Darang exhorted the community members to keep up the healthy tradition of celebrating the festival. He also assured to donate some amount for the next year's Solung celebration.

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----Readers Forum ----



Keep the promise

Dear Editor,

I want to draw the kind attention of Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh regarding increase of Sport quota from 5% to    10 %.

While most of the meritorious students stick to their books preparing for various examinations, there are few who are out in the open during sunny and rainy days sweating out to excel in their chosen Games & Sports. They are the ones who make us proud when they bring laurels to the state and the nation by winning medals. But hardly we remember them after few minutes of joyous moment and these meritorious sportspersons continue to live a life of a normal person once again.

The lesser marks they obtain in the examination or in the interview are not because they are less talented or less hard working but the fact is that they get lesser time for study and for preparations. Therefore, there is a need for reservation of quota for them as a reward for the hard work and effort they put in for the glory of the State and the Nation.

I thank the Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh for recognizing their hard work by keeping 5% job reservation in all State Govt. Department through the Sports Policy. I appeal to the Chief Minister to direct all the departments to implement the Sports Policy in letter and spirit

I would further like to remind the Chief Minister that on the occasion of Sports Day celebration in August 2013 he has given a commitment to the Sportspersons of the State that the Sports Quota will be increased from 5% to 10 %. Materialization of the commitment is still awaited. It is hoped that the 10% sports quota will be made mandatory from the forthcoming interviews for various posts in PWD and Forest Department.

Hoping for immediate attention of the Chief Minister.


Tagung Neri

President, All Arunachal Sports Youth Association  


The effects of rummy

Dear Editor,

Unlike earlier days, parents of today’s generation are aware of the importance of education and are becoming really concerned about their children. In such a rat race, every parent, rich or poor, allow their children to acquire education and let them study in the best educational institutes and colleges of the country and even abroad.

It is noteworthy that the parents spend half of their earnings on their children’s formal education. However, while the parents are spending and sacrificing for their children’s formal education, it is sad to know that they fail to impart informal education to their children. Informal education, which is equally important as formal education, is almost on the verge of losing itself from our society today. Parents of our society never bother to impart such education to their children because they never cared and realized its importance.

Today our society is prone to many nugatory acts and one of the way or the other, the parents are engaged in these. One of these unproductive activities which adversely affecting our generation is playing cards commonly known as “Rummy”. In many district of our state it has been accepted that “Rummy” is one of the most played card game. And yes, no doubt, we can see them playing “rummy” in almost every household and even in the streets. They play this game from mere amount of 10 rupees to thousands and lakhs. The parents become so engrossed in this game that they forget about their own children; they never get time to even talk with their own kids but spend whole day and night playing “rummy”. Their life is so occupied with this “rummy” that they never realize how this particular card game is affecting their children and the younger generation in general.

No doubt, the parents are doing their best in moulding their children through formal education but where do they stand when it comes to imparting “informal education”? Is influencing the children to play “rummy” the best way to mould them in the society? I believe not! It is nothing but really-bad-way of spoiling their lives. It is commonly known fact that “education makes a man perfect” but truth is that, “informal education makes a man complete”.

If this tradition of playing “rummy” continues, our society will never be able to produce any complete man. Through relentless efforts of his lecturers & professors and his own determination, a man may be the topper in his college & universities but if this “rummy” remains the dominating factors of his households, he will never be at the top in the society.

Leave aside the classroom teaching of the teachers, parents are the most responsible teacher for making an individual stand tall in the society. But the parents of our society are more concerned about the winning the game of “rummy” instead of teaching their children the “right & wrong, “the do’s & don’ts” in the society.

It is sad to see our very own society losing its essence just because of this “rummy”. I don’t know how far my cry could be heard but it is my ardent request and plead to the entire concerned individual to reduce the daily playing of “rummy” and be more concern shaping of the younger generation.

I believe that it will be more productive to spend the time with the children instead of wasting time on “rummy”.


Lobom Lida


DCTE,  Tezu


Declare results

Dear Editor,

Through your daily newspaper, I would like to write few sentences regarding the results. Almost now 2 months have passed since revaluation form was submitted in month of July 2014.

Still B.A, B.Com and B.Sc. revaluation result have not yet been declared by Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hill. Students are hoping that their results will come out positively but there is no announcement of the results while the academic session is running in full swing.

Therefore, I appeal to the Controller of Examination and RGU Authority to please declare the result as soon as possible.


Ngurang Tamang

Don Bosco College,







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Clean Ganga, still a distant dream ?

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday asked the government not to give a bureaucratic answer about its plan to clean up the Ganga and instead unveil a stage-by-stage timeline for effective monitoring. The apex court is not happy with the steps taken by government to clean the holiest rivers of India.  A bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice R. Banumathi wondered if cleaning of Ganga will ever happen in their lifetime.  

The 2,525-km long Ganga, which originates in the Himalayas, is considered the holiest of rivers by Hindus. However today Ganga is battling for survival as pollution is killing this river. Successive government has talked about cleaning Ganga and spent huge amount of money without any success. Narendra Modi government has also promised to clean Ganga and has formed new Ganga Rejuvenation department which is attached with Minister for Water Resources and River Development. To begin with government will have to take strong action against polluting industries and if possible relocate them. Union government also will have to educate citizens living along the Ganga about need to keep it clean. Supreme Court has set high standard by asking government to unveil a stage-by-stage timeline for effective monitoring. Hope the union government will follow apex court directive and initiate timely action to clean River Ganga.