September 07

APCC terms BJP’s demand unethical

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has termed BJP’s demand for Home Minister’s resignation as unethical and said that it reflects the party’s insensibility towards crime.

In a release, APCC general secretary T C Tok  warned BJP to refrain themselves from demanding resignation and issuing immature statement.

While saying that it is also concerned about such internal security, it suggested that all the political parties should come together cutting across their party affiliation to fight against the divisive forces collectively for peace and tranquility in the state.


AVNS celebrates annual day

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Sept 6: Coinciding with the Teachers’ Day, the Abotani Vidhya Niketan School (AVNS), Ziro yesterday celebrated its 7th annual day in a colourful manner here at its school premises.

Attending the function, local MLA Tage Taki, while appreciating the teaching staff and managing committee for improving the quality of teaching, suggested the students to be sincere and hardworking.

Referring to present day’s technology and entertaining gadgets, the MLA observed that these gadgets and information technology are helpful and educative if used optimally, but one should not get precious time waste enjoying with them.

Describing the initial stage of life from 5 to 15 years as very precious and crucial in which one learns something new in every minute, he suggested especially the students of this age group to use the time only for learning. Unlike other things, time cannot be revised for which one should learn good things to become a successful person in future and check wasting of valuable times during learning stage, he added.

Addressing the function, Koj Tara, chairman, Subansiri Large Size Multipurpose Cooperative Society (LAMPS) assured to cooperate and assist the school as and when necessary.

Earlier both Tage Taki and Koj Tara distributed prizes to the winners in the sports, literary and cultural competition held earlier.  

K K Lowang, principal of the school highlighted the activity report of the school while Subu Tago, teacher readout the life history of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Mah-endranath Chaturvedi, Pranth Nirikshak ASVS and Mobia Rillung also spoke on the function.


Riew team wins TT Memorial Volleyball tourney at Boleng

ITANAGAR Sept 06: Riew team won the Tasing Tabing Memorial Volleyball tournament organized on the occasion of Solung Gidi, 2014 defeating defending champion Jorsing team in a keenly contested final match on September two.

Riew team won the match in marathon five sets of 25-21, 22-25, 20- 25, 25-19, 23-25.

Cash prizes to the winner and runners up team were given away by Dosing ASM Tamak Tamut in presence of  Rebo-pergging ZPM Tajing Taki, former ASM chairperson Talok Tamuk  ABK Joint Secretary Nalong Mije and Tali Tamut and relatives and family members of late Tasing Tabing.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Lileng Village GB Taben Tasing, who highlighted the life history of late Tasing Tabing, Jamadar, popularly known as Jema Abu, during British Colonialism up to the Asing Mori incident in 1953 at Daporijo. During his life time, he was closely working with Patrick Lawrence Starly James, the first British Deputy Commissioner in Pasighat and with Daying Ering, former Union Minister and toured to almost all villages of Adi and Galo belts. He worked with a missionary zeal to end slavery and revenge system, child marriage from society, he informed. He also encouraged the villagers on WRC and education.


Teachers’ Day celebrated at Oyan


RUKSIN, Sept 6: Along with rest of the country, the Teachers’ Day was celebrated with fanfare at Govt Upper Primary School, Oyan under Ruksin block yesterday. Large number of villagers, students and teachers were present on the occasion.

Felicitation of Aniram Tayeng, the founder headmaster of the primary school, Ruksin BRC (SSA), Talem Talom, Pasighat Block Education Officer (BEO) Daaying Pao, transferred teachers - Paul Ering, Tadang Gao and retired teacher Neelima Yonggam were the main attraction of the Teachers’ Day celebration. They were conferred ‘certificate of honour’ in recognition of their immense contribution for development of the institution.

Speaking on the occasion, BEO Pao advised the young students to be obedient and respect the teachers and aged persons as they can guide them in right direction to achieve success in life. Stating that ‘Childhood is the best time to inculcate reading habit and learning moral lessons’, Pao urged the teachers to render dedicated service to mould the budding students as human resources. BRC Talem Talom stressed on quality education in the primary school level.

Several speakers including school principal T Tatak, retired teacher Aniram Tayeng, Jitendra Pait and teacher Tadang Gao and Anjali Devi also spoke on the occasion.  

Earlier, the programme started with lighting the inaugural lamp. This was followed by rich floral tribute paid to the portrait of Dr S. Radhakrishnan.


Tukum storms into final

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Laa Tukum stormed into U-13 boys single final in the CH Ranbir Singh Memorial 28th Sub-Junior National Badminton Championship being held at Rohtak, Haryana.

Tukum defeated Suraj Chokroborty of West Bengal 22-20, 21-13 in the semifinal today to book his place in the final. He will meet Meiraba ranked number one from Manipur tomorrow.

Tukum, however, bowed out of the Under 15 Boys double event after going down 13-21 14-21 to number one ranked Lakshaya of Uttarkhand and Kartikey Gulshan Kumar of Delhi in the quarterfinal today.


Truck accident on highway leaves many injured


RUKSIN, Sept 6: A truck carrying as many as 42 labourers met with an accident at NH-52 Leku, East Siang this morning.

All the injured are reported to be women belonging to Jonai sub-division in Assam.

The police with the help of local villagers admitted the injured passengers at Ruksin CHC for treatment. Many were referred to Pasaighat General Hospital for better medical support.

According to police, six persons have sustained serious injury in the accident.

Ruksin police have taken the truck into its custody.


Onam greetings

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has extended festival greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Onam. He also conveyed good wishes to people of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, especially those serving in the State.

In his message to the people on the occasion, the Governor said that Onam, which heralds the beginning of the harvest season, gives an opportunity to all to express gratefulness to the farmers for their contribution to the economy. The festival brings the families scattered in distant places to an annual get-together reflecting the strong family bondage and at the same time, it also provide all an occasion to showcase the rich cultural heritage.

The Governor wished that the festival, which is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm in traditional flavor, ushers-in peace and prosperity in the Society.


Police beat up public without any provocation, claims Papum Pare AdiSU

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Alleging that a group of constable led by SI of Kaying police station beat up the public during Solung celebration on September 2 morning at  Kaying without provocation, The Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) Papum Pare unit has demanded constitution of a high level committee to investigate the matter.

Claiming that some innocent people were arrested by the police on the day, it said that the repeated arrest of innocent boys in Kaying by the police personnel generate fear and terror in Kaying.



ITANAGAR, Sept 6: The Lomekhar artists from the Rajat Purushkar winning feature film “Crossing Bridges” are back again with a Shertukpen documentary-feature film “Besmeh” which will be screened at 6.30  p.m on Sept 7 at Siddhartha hall, Itanagar.

“Besmeh”, produced by former minister D.K Thongdok depicts the winter migration of the Shertukpen people to the foot-hills of Assam and life there.

The movie brings to light those practices which were once prevalent during the migrations to the foot-hills including the Barter System between Shertukpen and the Boros of the foot-hills.

Dorjee Khandu Thongon is also the director of Indian Hum Indian”, “Leh”, “Gyotpa”, “Daniyum”.


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Tuki call for establishment of anti-extortion cell, review of police functioning

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: In the wake of the tragic death of a prominent businessman of the state capital at the hands of suspected abductors, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki  reviewed the law and order situation in a high power meeting held here this evening. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary, DGP, Principal Secretary (Home), IGPs and DC and SP of the capital.

While reviewing the prevailing situation, the Chief Minister directed the police department for establishment of an ‘Anti-Extortion Cell’ besides strengthening intelligence capability of the department, particularly in the organized crime sector involving illegal arms and extortions. The CM also directed that a detailed review of the police establishment and functioning should be carried out periodically to check complacency.

Tuki observed that organized crimes mostly involve ‘outsiders’ and therefore emphasized on effective and thorough regulation of the inner line checking mechanism. He gave a go ahead for establishment of five new ILP check gates on unguarded entry-points of the state capital.

The Chief Minister also stressed on the need to involve the community and civil society for confidence building measures as well as generating intelligence inputs.

Meanwhile, the DGP briefed the Chief Minister on the investigation in progress to apprehend the culprits involved in the abduction and gruesome murder of the trader. The Chief Minister directed that no effort should be spared to find out those involved directly or indirectly in the shortest possible time.

The DGP further informed that the PCR fleet will soon be expanded as the vehicle procurement process was in the advanced stage. CMMC


Governor condemns ghastly act

Meanwhile, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma vehemently condemned the appalling criminal act leading to the death of  K P Chako.  

Expressing shock and deep grief at the sad demise of Chako, the governor said “We have to provide security to the people who come from different parts of our great Nation, render their valuable services by making immense contribution towards the growth and development of our State. I am sure that we as a society will realize this fact and will ensure that such ghastly acts must not be allowed to be repeated.”  The Governor has conveyed his sincere and heartfelt condolence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. The Governor further said that every Arunachali vehemently condemns the ghastly act of some unwanted elements of the society, who needs to be brought to book.



Chako’s body flown to Kerala, organizations demand exemplary punishment for culprits

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: The body of the late businessman K P Chako has been airlifted to Kerala. His last rights will be held at his native town Puthuppally in Kottayam district of Kerala tomorrow.

It is reported that arrangements were made by the Govt for airlifting of the body as requested by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Nabam Tuki on Friday. Chandy had reportedly rung up Tuki after the news of recovery of Chako’s body was flashed.

Tuki had expressed deep regret over the barbaric killing and conveyed the condolences of the government and the people of the state to Chandy.

The body of Chako was recovered yesterday from Cheputa villager near Midpu along Doimukh-Hoj road. He had been kidnapped by armed miscreants from his residence at Naharlagun on August 28 last. The police  so far arrested three accused in connection with  this kidnapping  and murder case.

Meanwhile, condemnations over gruesome killing of businessman KP Chako and demands for exemplary punishment for the accused are pouring in from all quarters.

The shocked Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has appealed the Capital administration to arrest the culprit/s involved and award them exemplary punishment. Condemning the gruesome incident, the Bazar Welfare Committee Naharlagun has sought exemplary punishment to the culprits involved as per appropriate section of law. It further urged the state government for installation of CCTV camera at main point of the Naharlagun market area and to deploy more police personnel in and around Capital Complex to control criminal activities. It further urged that the culprit/s involved should not be bailed out.

Taking strong exception to killing of the prominent businessman Chako, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal urged the state government to make every effort to ensure arrest of the culprits involved in the incident and their punishment.

Condemning the heinous crime in its strongest term, the State Seva Dal said that the incident (of abduction and murder) has created fear psychosis among the business community and the state government should re-instill a sense of security in the minds of people by initiating drastic action against the perpetrators of the crime, said APCSD chief organizer Kipa Kaha.

While recalling Chako’s contribution in the growth of business sector, Kaha said the death the prominent businessman is an irreparable loss not only to his family members but also to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, especially those local youths who have been inspired by him to set their own business establishments.

He appealed to the state government to expedite investigation into the case and give exemplary punishment those involved in the crime.

Meanwhile, the Seva Dal Chief Organizer has urged the Chief Secretary and Director of General Police to instruct Police to ensure strict checking inner line permit in every check gate to prevent entry of criminals and unauthorized person to check criminal activity.

Expressing shock and grief over recovery of the decomposed body of Chako, the Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) strongly appealed to the Govt. to bring the culprits to book at the earliest and award them exemplary punishment.

“Chako was a torch-bearer of the business community in the Capital Complex. His untimely demise has created a void which cannot be filled,” IMC in a release said strongly condemned the barbaric and inhuman act.

The IMC councilors led by Chief Councilor Higio Aruni observed one minute silence as a mark of respect late Chako. They prayed to almighty rest his departed soul in peace and give courage and strength to the bereaved family to withstand the irreparable loss.

Capital Complex Petroleum Depot Association (CCPDA) and  Councillor of Ward No 24, IMC, Lishi Yapu  have deeply condoled the death of Chako. Yapu appealed to the  state Govt to nab all the culprits involved and award them exemplary punishment.

ROING: The Kerala Samajam, Roing has expressed shock and agony over recent killing of KP Chako. In a release it vehemently condemned the killing and demanded justice to the bereaved family  of the deceased. The Kerala Samajam has offered deep condolence to the bereaved family, and said the loss is irreparable.

It also requested the government for early investigation and immediate arrest of the culprits.


Onam celebration postponed

The Kerala Kala Samskarika Vedi (KKSV) today informed that in the  light of sad and  shocking incident of kidnapping and murder, it has decided to postpone the  ensuing Onam celebration which is scheduled on Sept 13 next.  

However, the KKSV expressed its gratitude to both Arunachal and Kerala Govts , Capital district administration, police dept, media, business community and general public for their help extended during the  search operation of late KP Chako.  The KKSV deeply mourned the death of  Chako and conveyed condolence to bereaved family.



RE: eyewash in the name of development: AACS

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Allegation of corruption has surfaced against Public Work Department (PWD) to the tune of Rs 110 crore (one hundred ten crore) for maintenance and improvement of various roads in Arunachal under revised estimate (RE) fund.

 Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) stated that the fund was mismanaged without inviting tender.

Addressing mediapersons at Press Club today, AACS General Secretary S T Tara along with President Serpi Flago claimed that revised estimate fund which was meant for maintenance of poor roads in the state ended up in the wrong hands in the name of development.

 Armed with substantial documents to validate their claims, AACS went on claim that the scheme of Rs 110 crore was sanctioned in the month of March 2014 just ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly Election with order no SPWD/RE-11/RC/2013. It also said that it was totally an election gimmick.

The AACS had filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and is now demanding halting of the work till proper tendering process is followed.  

It urged the government to expedite construction of Banderdewa-Gohpur-Itanagar four lane highways adding that the state capital roads are in pathetic condition. Instead of misusing SPA fund, the government should improve the roads, Sena added.

Meanwhile, alleging that then Director Rural Development Arunachal had misappropriated an amount of Rs 24.5 crore under Management Information System (MIS) scheme, implemented by DRDA Yupia without inviting tender notice, AACS demanded the state government to recommend CBI enquiry on alleged embezzlement.

The Sena also claimed that work was awarded to M/s Boktak Consultancy Naharlagun in 2010-2011. They alleged that the firm was only a retail seller and not registered in contractors list nor had any class contractor credentials.  It further demanded for immediate appointment of Lok Ayukta members in the state to end corrupt practices in the government departments.



Efforts on to enhance revenue generation, plug leakages

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki convened a review meeting of all revenue generating departments of the state government last evening and took stock of the latest updates and means to enhance revenue generation and plug pilferages.

The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Finance Commissioner Ganesh Koyu and Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay.

Patiently going through the presentations and submissions of the departments, Tuki appreciated the concerns and suggested put in. He assured that based on the inputs and suggestions the Government will evolve a mechanism to enhance revenue generation as well as halt leakages as necessary.

“Mobilizing own resources and reaching the target set in revenue collection is of utmost importance to facilitate regular flow of funds for centrally sponsored schemes and projects,” the Chief Minister pointed. He said it was needed to contribute the State share as required for all central government projects.

While appreciating the concerned departments for coming up with latest revenue status in a short notice, Tuki, however, asserted that for proper accounting and maintenance of records, the revenue status should be calculated and updated on daily basis.

Reiterating his concern over reported leakages of revenue through various outlets, he appealed the Head of Departments to streamline the functioning of their staff particularly those working in the field and dealing straight with traders. He even suggested of third-party vigilance in areas suspected of leakages like surprise checks and raids. Tuki also suggested proper coordination amongst departments like Forests and Geology & Mining when it comes to revenue generation from minor forest produce such as sand, gravel, timber, etc.

Citing Geology & Mining department with potentials of becoming a major revenue earning source, he assured to fulfill the vacuums in the department as necessary like inadequate manpower, mobility and accommodation for the field staff. He also accepted a suggestion from the department of Tax & Excise for creating an audit wing in the department.

Another suggestion that the Chief Minister admitted as genuine was streamlining the Stamp Duty procedure and making it mandatory for documentation of all important transactions. He observed that this could in the long run become a major source of revenue for the state. He also admitted the need for brining uniformity in the land revenue collected.

Responding to concerns expressed by the departments, the Chief Minister advised the Finance Department to release funds when needed. Several departments were of the view that due to delay in release of funds, it becomes harder to achieve the revenue target set by the government.

All major revenue earning departments like Tax & Excise, Power (Electrical), Hydropower, Geology & Mining, Environment & Forests, PWD, Highways (PWD), Transport, Horticulture, Agriculture, Urban Development, etc, attended the meeting. CMMC



BJP sticks to its demand for HM’s resignation

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Sticking to its demands for resignation of the Home Minister (HM) owning moral responsibility for death of abducted businessman K P Chako, State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that the party can not remain a mute spectator to the falling law and order situation in the state.

The Home Minister had lost the moral right to continue his post after death of Chako. He should step down immediately for failing to safeguard the life and properties of common people,” BJP Spokesperson Techi Necha said in a release.

He said that state machineries has come to grinding halt due to mismanagement leading to complete breakdown of law and order, Necha said. He also said that no massive search operation was conducted in probable locations by police for safe release of the abducted person. The most astonishing fact was that the incident happened during the visit of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to the state capital, he said. The State BJP has been demanding the HM to step down over law and order situation. The party also alleged that the government was insensitive towards the “deteriorating” law and order situation.

While reacting to the press statement of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee, Necha said that “the party was expecting nothing less than such a ‘ridiculous’ statement to hide the failure of the state government.”

Necha said that BJP will always play the role of a constructive opposition. But it does not mean that the party will remain a mute spectator to the growing law and order problems in the state, he said. The first and foremost duty of a welfare government is to secure the life and property of its citizen. But the ruling Congress Government in the state has totally failed to shoulder the duty, Necha alleged.



PMGSY population criteria may be relaxed

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Union Minister for Rural Development Nitin Gadkari has assured to relax the population criteria for PMGSY in Arunachal Pradesh from 250 to 100 as per 2001 census to bring another 30 percent habitation in eligible category. Gadkari said this when Rural Development Minister Kumar Waii and Parliamentary Secretary (RWD) Jambey Tashi called on the former yesterday in New Delhi.

Responding to a memorandum, Gadkari promised to consider all the issues on priority and provide additional funds as per requirement. He advocated for quality construction and cement concrete roads which may be more economical.

The memorandum sought additional fund requirement of Rs.376 crore during the current financial year to construct 870 kms roads benefitting 350 habitations, cent percent funding for long span bridges upto 150 meter span and revisions of core network particularly for border areas so as to map the left out habitations with x, y, z coordinates and connectivity of 673 habitations in border areas irrespective of population,.

Waii also apprised the Union Minister about damages occurred on PMGSY roads in the recent floods and requested for one time grant of Rs.165 crores to restore the damaged roads/bridges.

New proposals to be submitted for a length of 1045 km road to provide connectivity to 157 habitations, mostly in border areas were also discussed to which the Union Minister responded positively. Issue about road construction from Tawang to Guwahati via Tashigaon (Bhutan) was also figured in the discussions.

Gadkari, who is also Union Minister for Road and Surface Transport, has informed that the matter is being taken up with Ministry of External Affairs for construction and completion of the road in Bhutan area.



Solung: Dancing History lost in transition

Zilpha A Modi

While it is inherent in every society around the world to preserve their history mostly through written records, preserving history through cultural practises is unique to our society. Solung has largely been a manifestation of such an endeavour. In a society alien to a culture of writing history, cultural practises like Solung serves as an important platform to mediate a community’s history. It provides for a platform for interpretation and reinterpretation of the community’s history which in turn is an important source of the community’s survival and existential vitality.

At the backdrop of colonisation and globalisation, followed by effective acculturation, Solung has been relegated to a mere festival of song and dance. No doubt Solung does have all the properties to be classified and celebrated as a festival, to compartmentalise it as a ‘festival ‘or more commonly as ‘festival of the Adis’, clearly limits the meaning and the very purpose of Solung.

Solung is derived from two words of the Adi language ‘So’ from ‘Sonam’ meaning dance and ‘Lung’ from ‘Alung’ meaning group or community. Solung literally would mean a group dance, this however has only led to a stereotyped understanding of Solung as a dancing festival. This understanding has led to a deviation from its main purpose, which have been largely oriented towards keeping the vitality of the culture of the community alive. The celebration of Solung not only involves community participation and dance but also mediating the community’s history in these gathering.

However this practise of mediating history in a unique community dance form, has been improvised to fit with the changing social situation, a slew of assumed ‘modern content’ like beauty contest, pre-rehearsed stage- drama dance shows, singing competitions etc. have become an ideal way of celebrating Solung. More recently various religious narratives on Solung also share stage. Nevertheless these efforts has been invented to sustain the grandeur effect of Solung but what many have failed to acknowledge is that in these pursuits the spirit and essence of Solung is lost.

Solung as a cultural practise is symbolic to the many agrarian hill societies practising shifting cultivation, the ethics of the celebration is taken from revering the cycles of nature, which shapes their life systems and world view. Thus the onset of Solung is rightly after the sowing of the crops, the celebration is called forth mostly in anticipation of a good harvest.  

The major component of Solung is Solung Abang  (historical narratives sang by a professional individual) and Solung Ponung (dancing choir). The Abangs are an important form of narrating social experiences of the past, in the form of a song. It is in the Abangs the rich historical content of the community lie. The content of the Abangs involves personal, group or a community experience, these reveals the experience of the past, the general world view of the community, generally installing a meaning to ones existence in the group and a guiding directive for the future. The Ponung, the dancing choir on the other hand compliments these narratives with the rhythmic agreement with the narrator and his narrations.  Both these major component of Solung is absent in the current idea of Solung and its various ways of celebration. Ponung has been  misunderstood as a dance form whereas as its existence solely rely on complimenting the Solung Abang as a dancing choir group and as for the Solung Abang, its narrators and practise of singing Abang is on a speedy decline, nearing extinction. Very few of the Solung Abangs that are sung today are understood by the current generation, others (Abangs and Ponung) that remained documented lack articulated interpretation and substantial explanation.

The death of Abangs will mean the death of Ponung, the Adi community will be at great loss as with the end of both will be the end of the history of a community that had managed to flourish in its cultural richness and unique environment for centuries. This loss however will be greater for the entire humanity, as a unique cultural practise of narrating history, endemic in every human society, will be lost forever. (The contributor is an Assistant professor Rajiv Gandhi University)



TAH affected people adopts resolutions  

From Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Sept 6: More than 300 Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) land affected people of Lower Subansiri district in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Nani Opo here today discussed various issues related to construction of the highway in the district and compensation against lands acquisitioned for it.

The meeting after threadbare discussion unanimously adopted three point resolutions to extend support for construction TAH in the district with readiness to spare land with the hope that government will provide them appropriate compensation; to demand compensation as per land measurement/ assessment done earlier by the concern departments before execution of work; and to coordinate with the local administration for proper implementation of the National Highway-229.

Later, Boni Tamen, general secretary of All Lower Subansiri Trans Arunachal Highway Land & People’s Affected Forum (ALSTAHLPAF) said that in case the government does not provide compensation against the newly constructed structure as per the measurement done earlier they will launch democratic movement.

All the affected people should be given compensation as per measurement done earlier by various departments, he said. The Forum will submit a representation to Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner highlighting the resolutions adopted in the meeting today, he added.



Students and teachers witness PM’s live interaction on Teachers Day

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: For the first time in the history, hundreds of student and teacher of various schools of Arunachal Pradesh yesterday watched the live telecast of Prime Minister Naredra Modi's address to students on the occasion of Teacher's day.  Before, the live telecast programme of the PM,   the school students and teachers paid rich tribute to the portrait of Dr. S Radhakrishnan. This was followed by lectures by the teachers and cultural programme of the students in many schools of the state.

In Changlang district, the district administration, facilitated students of various schools of Changlang to witness the live telecast of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme at Multipurpose Community Hall, Changlang, yesterday. Hundreds of students, Govt officials and Changlang North MLA, Tesam Pongte, Changlang DC Chanchal Yadav, SP Vijay Kumar, ADC Isha Khosla watched the PM’s Teachers Day speech. Similar facilities were also arranged by the District Administration for far flung areas through BRCC/CRCC and Admin Officers enabling them to watch the programme.

Yet in another programme, the teachers of Changlang District celebrated Teachers’ Day in a befitting manner at DIET Auditorium yesterday.  MLA Tesam Pongte, DC  Chanchal Yadav, SP Vijay Kumar, ADC Isha Khosla and other heads of the offices Changlang also attended the  programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Pongte expressed his greetings to all the teachers of the district and applauded for their untiring and dedicated service. Asserting that the future of children of Changlang is in the hand of teachers he called upon them to perform the noble service towards nation with utmost sincerity instead of doing it for the sake of job.

SP Vijay Kumar termed teaching profession as the most beautiful and honorable job and asked the teachers to be role model of their students. He also appealed the students to learn good things from their teachers and try to earn name and fame for their teachers and parents. Terming discipline as an important feature for a good student he requested teachers and parents to play a bigger role and asked the parents to be more responsible for the future of their children.

Earlier, Principal VKV Dhan Bo and teacher L Taiju also spoke on the importance of the day and works of Dr S Radhakrishnan.

The Teacher's Day was also celebrated at Govt. Secondary School Nirjuli yesterday with jubilation. All the teachers and students paid floral tribute to the portrait of Dr. Radhakrishnan.

Speaking on the occasion teachers threw light on the life journey of Dr. Radhakrishnan, from non-entity to exquisite, from obscurity to striking brilliance. The message of the state Education Minister to the students was read out by the Headmistress, Govt. Secondary School Nirjuli. This was followed by Mid Day meal served to the students, cultural programme by the students and live telecast of Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s teachers Day speech.

The Teachers’ Day was celebrated by the students and teachers of Govt. Secondary school, P- sector here with much enthusiasm yesterday.  The programme began with floral tribute paid to the portrait of Dr S Radhakrishnan. This was followed by inspiring lecture of Headmaster Toku Raja who dwelt upon the life and philosophy of  Radhakrishnan and the importance of Teachers Day.

The main attraction of the programme was live telecast of Narendra Modi’s speech on Teachers day which was enjoyed by the students, teachers and invited guests.  The winners of extempore speech and cultural competition will be awarded by the Headmaster on Monday, according to an official release.

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Namsai also celebrated Teachers Day- 2014 in a colourful and befitting manner.  A special arrangement was made to witness the live telecast of PM Modi’s speech.

Speaking on the occasion, Headmaster Indrajeet Dey expressed his deepest gratitude to teachers for the selfless services.  This was followed by cultural programme presented by the students.

A special guest, Ven. Sunanda Bhikkhu advised the students to respect their teachers. The SMC Advisor of the school, Chow King Longkan also gave a motivation lecture on the occasion.



RNTCP review meeting held

ITANAGAR, Sept 6: A combined 1st quarter review meeting on NHM, NVBDCP and RNTCP-cum-sensitization on IMR reduction was conducted at Koloriang in Kurung Kumey district on Sept 4.

Presiding over the meeting Dr. Higio Tama, DMO-cum-Vice Chairman of the District Health Society highlighted the objective and importance of review meeting and IMR programme. While explaining the reason of launching IMR programme by the Govt of India, Higio disclosed that the programme will be implemented in the district very shortly.

Dr. Nani Tanyo, DRCHO Koloriang presented a Power-point presentation of 1st quarter facility-wise performance of 2014 which seems gradual improvement over the last three years. He requested all MO I/Cs to act pro-actively specially administration of staff and preparation / submission of reports which are most important parts of management. He also taught the method of calculation for prospective beneficiaries under ANC, PNC, JSY, Immunization etc. to the participants and urged them to prepare strategy for each and every component of health activities of respective segment keeping in view the actual population existed.

Moreover, various problems and shortcomings which obstruct the performances were thoroughly discussed.  While placing their grievances the MO in-charges emphasized on timely supply of essential goods like basic equipments for post mortem, generators to maintain cold chain system, essential drugs and dressing items and placement of adequate doctors and nurses especially at district hospital Koloriang.

At the end DMO directed the MO in-charges to start household survey for smooth and timely implementation of IMR programme for which survey formats has been distributed on the spot to all in-charges of the hospitals. He urged all participants to perform their duties sincerely by providing health services to poor and needy people at respective place of posting and assured to look into the grievances on priority basis. He also advised the low performing blocks to improve their performance by not less than 50-60% which ‘we need to see in next quarter review meeting.’

Besides DPMU staffs, the meeting was participated by DTO, Consultant, DVBCP and almost all the MO I/Cs along with ANMs, HAs and BDMs of respective block, according to an official release.



Siang Tea launches basic training on textile works


RUKSIN, Sept 6: As part of its social welfare programme, Siang Tea is implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) including basic training on textiles activities in rural areas of East Siang district, which received massive response from the rural unemployed.

The skill development training course is sponsored by Union Ministry of Textile. The implementing agency, observing the growing demand of craftsmen in the region and its economic viability, has targeted the dense populated villages of the district. The project aims at developing skills of rural craftsmen and generating self-employment self employment through textile activities.

The Project Coordinator of Siang Tea run ISDS, Marshal Jerang informed that training on textile works was going in two centres at Oyan and Mirem village under Ruksin block. The projects works are being monitored by MODELAMA Exports, a Delhi based agency. The first batch of training on cutting, tailoring and stitching besides variable designing works has been completed, while the second batch of the training is going on.

Jerang was optimistic that his mission would be success in the hilly state by stimulating hidden talents of the rural craftsmen, who are waiting for a right platform to exercise their skills and enhance household economy through handloom and textile works. The Oyan centre has enrolled trainees from the nearby Arunachal villages as well as from Jelom, Oramghat and Leku area from neighbouring Assam. The seat capacity in each batch for both the centre is limited to 40 irrespective of male and female learners.

The mission also engaged a well trained ‘designer’ from Delhi, who has been imparting practical training on different attractive designs as per the demands of the market.



Seminar on insurgency problem in North East

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Sept 06: The Department of Political Science of Hill Queen Education Institute (HQEI), Ziro has organized a seminar on topic, ‘Insurgency in the North East’ today.

The seminar started with presentation of papers by the students.  Based on the topic, three sub papers were presented by Haj Kaku, Class X on ‘Introduction and History of Insurgency’; Hage Tai class XII on ‘Reasons and Signs of Hopes’ while Radhe Nanyu Class XII presented on ‘ List of major militant groups in the north East.’

The students raised many questions on counter-insurgency policy adopted by the govt,, demand and interest of insurgency group, role of politicians etc, during the question-answer session and their questions were  answered by the paper presenters and the Resource Person.

Since insurgencies is a challenge to internal security of the country and also hamper economic development of the area, the department of political science HQEI, Ziro has this time taken the topic for in-depth study, find solutions as well as for sensitization, said Padi Babi subject teacher.

Later, attending the seminar as the resource person,     Tage Gambo, Vice Principal of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro, highlighted some of the important points on the topic.

Appreciating the institution for conducting such programme in the school level which boosts the knowledge of the students as a preparatory for the college level study, he suggested them to conduct similar program in regular interval for the benefit of the students.

Explaining importance of co-curriculum activities like games and sports, debates, seminars, etc in school days, he suggested students to avail every opportunity of school activities like today’s seminar.

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