State transport service resumes
AALO, Sept 2: The State Transport Services in all routes of West Siang which came
to a standstill for a day resumed after prompt assurance by the Govt to place fund
and constant negotiations with proprietors of Yomgo Automobiles Services, Aalo and
Geni Auto Agency, Likabali.
The two agencies have at last agreed to issue POL item to the State Transport Department
on the condition that huge amount of pending bills are cleared.
The prompt action has given a sigh of relief to the passengers as the state Transport
service is considered the most vital means of surface communication in terms of cheap
fare, accommodation as well as carrying of goods, vegetables to market by the vegetable
sellers. The service route not only connects capital and Silapathar but touches many
interior villages of the district where the service is required most. DIPRO
Felix visit Yingkiong schools
YINGKIONG, Sept 2: Parliamentary Secretary Education, Bamang Felix visited all the
Govt Schools in Yingkiong to gain first-hand information and assess the ground reality
on the condition of working of the schools.
Felix told the teaching community to shoulder the responsibility of their jobs with
sincerity as the onus of future generation lies in their hands. He cautioned the
teachers to abstain from lackadaisical attitude.
He also urged the senior citizens and intellectuals to adopt some of the Government
schools for its betterment since Govt funds alone cannot sustain the institutions.
Felix further appealed to the intellectuals to devote some of their times, teaching
at the schools.
He was accompanied by local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (PWD) Alo Libang, DDSE
Tanom Tapak, officers of Education department, ZPM Yingkiong Bading Teng among others.
State level review workshop begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Two-day state level HMIS & MCTS review workshop cum Training for
Trainers (ToTs) on unstructured supplementary services data (USSD) and integrated
RCH registered started at state training center, National Health Office, Naharlagun
Addressing the inaugural function, P N Thungon, Mission Director (NHM) highlighted
the importance of timely collection, compilation and uploading of data record on
HMIS portal. HMIS has it significance in terms of assessing the progress, he said
adding that strengthening of HMIS is prerequisite for achieving objective and goals
of National Health Mission.
Further, he added that though government of India is providing adequate man power
and everyone is working hard to achieve the target, there is a gap due to lack of
timely collection of accurate data and proper uploading which need to be plugged
in. He urged the participants to take advantage of training so that they can impart
training effectively up-to sub center level.
Resource person Dr Uma Chawla consultant (public Health) said priority should be
given to surveillance, data collection reporting and analysis and uploading of the
same on HMIS portal. Informing that the data is being used in decision making by
policy makers, she urged to strengthen the HMIS.
Earlier Additional Mission Director urged the participants to take advantage of
Legal awareness workshop for young women
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: One-day legal awareness workshop for young women was organized
by State NSS Cell, Director of Higher and Technical Education in association with
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development under union Ministry of Youth
Affairs and Sports at Arunachal Law Academy, Lekhi yesterday. Large number of faculty
members and students from various colleges and schools attended the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. V N Sharma, state liaison officer, highlighted the
importance of the legal awareness among women and how it helps in the uplift of social
status of women.
In his inaugural address, Yupia Session Judge Budi Habung gave emphasis on the
procedure for making complaint on crimes against women. Such legal awareness programmes
are helpful to claim the special rights of the women, Habung said. Resource persons
of the workshop were Nani Mamung, Anupama Singh, Mopi Ete and Batotsi Kri dealt on
the topics - constitutional and legal provisions for women, sexual harassment at
workplace, domestic violence with special reference to monetary relief, and sexual
abuse with special reference to girl child under POCSO respectively. ALA Principal
Dr G George also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: A two-day national seminar on issues, challenges and development
of North East India with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh at Rajiv Gandhi University
on September 11 and 12..
Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P Rajkhowa, who also is the Chief Rector of Rajiv Gandhi
University, would attend the Inaugural programme of the seminar.
Contractors demand proper implementation of Act
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has condemned
the negligence on part of tendering authority of few works departments for not giving
important information like required EMD for intending contractors while floating
notice inviting tender.
Claiming violation of the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs & Professional
Act 2015 by an Executive Engineer of a certain work departments of Sagalee division
by not mentioning the 1 percent EMD required for tribal contractors in the NIT, the
AACWA suggested concern tendering authority of various works departments to get themselves
updated with the latest govt. activities, notifications/orders etc.
The contractors’ association demanded implementation of the Act in letter and spirit.
While expressing doubt over architectural guidance and quality of construction works
for National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Jote under Papum Pare, AACWA urged
the Governor to intervene and ensure that the construction works are carried out
Retention of EE PWD sought
ITANAGAR, Sept 02: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP),Tali Block Unit of Kra-Dadi
district sought retention of Executive Engineer PWD Tali Division saying that criminal
case has been filed against incumbent officer. NCP block unit further added that
till the completion of investigation of the case, the Executive Engineer should not
However, it also mentioned that Tali PWD sub-division required posting of regular
Lecture on Plant Biodiversity
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Prof. Magaus Liden of Upssala University, Sweden has delivered
a lecture on “Plant Biodiversity in Arunachal Pradesh” at New Galaxy Academy, Nirjuli
today. In his lecture the professor gave stressed on the preservation of endemic
and rare species for their various uses and economic values.
Traffic movement restricted
ZIRO, Sept 2: Informing that two decking plates have come out from Bailey bridge
at Possa under Yazali circle, the authority has restricted the movement of vehicles
over the bailey bridge on Sept 3 and 4 for its maintenance and renovation. DIPRO
Blood donation camp held
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti in collaboration with Solung
Festival Celebration Committee Itanagar-2015 organized a blood donation camp on the
sideline of Solung festival celebration at Solung-Mopin Ground here today.
Many donors from the Adi community enthusiastically participated during the blood
Themed with “Give the gift of life: Please Donate blood”, the technical support for
the blood donation camp was given by the staffs of RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
Special summary revision
NAHARLAGUN, Sept 2: The Election Commission has rescheduled special summary revision
of electoral rolls with effect from September 15 vide its letter No. 23/2015-ERS
dated 19th August, 2015 due to incessant rain and bad weather conditions in the state.
The revised scheduled for special revision of the electoral rolls with reference
to 1st January, 2016 as qualifying date with Draft publication of Electoral Rolls
on 1st October, 2015, period for filling of claims and objections is from 1st October
to 31st October, 2015.
The disposal of claims and objections is by 20th November, 2015 while the final publication
of electoral rolls is on 11th January, 2016. DIPR
Random tests to check spurious drugs
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Chairing a meeting of the health department today to discuss the
various issues to be placed before the State Development Council (SDC) Dr. B M Mishra,
Secretary Health & Family Welfare delved into the issue of spurious drugs in the
local market. He stressed that such practices put the life of citizen in danger and
directed the concerned officials to carry out surprise collection of at least 500
random samples from the market for quality testing.
Major issues discussed included status of the existing infrastructure and manpower
and budget estimate for the current financial year and new development activities
to be projected in the State Development Council meeting to be held soon.
The meeting held in the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Health Services was
attended by Dr. Moji Jini, DHS cum DME, Dr. H.Tabyo, DFW, P.N.Thungon, MD (NHM) and
all senior officers of the health department.
Dr. E. Rumi Jt. DHS ( P&D) enumerated various goals of the health department namely
reduction of maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 1/1000 live birth, reduction of infant
mortality rate ( IMR) to 25/1000 live birth, reduction of Total Fertility rate(TFR)
to 2.1, reduction of mortality and morbidity from Anaemia, Communicable/Non-Communicable
Diseases, injuries etc. and to achieve 100% coverage of the population under Chief
Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS).
Itanagar is the crime capital of Arunachal
Dibang Valley, Anjaw and Tawang most peaceful
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The Capital Complex overwhelmingly lead the crime graph while Dibang
Valley is the most peaceful district in the state. Of the total 2884 cases recorded
by the Arunachal Pradesh Police between 1 Sept 2014 - 2 Sept 2015, Itanagar is way
ahead with 686 cases with Tezu at 269 closely followed by Pasighat and Aalo with
263 and 255 cases respectively.
The relatively peaceful districts are Dibang Valley with 11 cases while Anjaw recorded
25. The tourist town of Tawang saw 40 cases making it on one of the lesser violent
places to live in the state.
Of the 63 murder cases registered, Changlang leads the graph with 10 while with eight
each, Papum Pare and Capital Complex closely follows. Anjaw has an impressive zero
murder record during the period.
Crime against women stands at sixth in the overall crime graph belying the popular
notion that state is relatively safer for women than rest of the country. Itanagar
has not been kind to its women as it saw 51 cases of violence against women followed
by Pasighat at 23 of the total 192 cases registered in the state. There have been
74 cases of rape in the state with 22 in Itanagar and 11 in Aalo.
Assault against public servants accounts for 48 cases with Itanagar and Aalo standing
at 14 and 8 cases respectively.
163 cases of kidnapping have been registered in the state with Itanagar way ahead
of others at 69 while Tezu saw 22 cases. Highest numbers of cases are registered
against theft at 496 followed by burglary at 238 in the state.
We will not allow compromise on territorial integrity: AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The AAPSU president Kamta Lapung said that the Union is not against
the Naga Peace deal, however, it will not let the state government compromise its
territorial integrity to fulfil the aspirations of Naga people.
Addressing media persons at the Press club here today Lapung said that the Union
has met CM Nabam Tuki and he has agreed to hold an all party meeting on Sept 10 next
regarding the issue. He further informed that he along with AAPSU General Secretary
will also visit New Delhi and submit a memorandum to both the Prime Minister and
Union Home Ministry.
He also appealed to the state government to deploy additional forces at the three
insurgency affected districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding to ensure safety of
the people’s lives and properties which, are otherwise under constant threat and
AAPSU is always ready to initiate talks with the Union government and the NSCN (IM)
to bring a solution to the contentious issue, he said.
However, the state cannot adopt the policy of appeasing the NSCN (IM) by giving away
land against the will of the people, said Lapung and further urged the state government
to send a team of all party members to the centre soon.
While objecting to the NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s statement
in which he has said that the NSCN (IM) will not compromise their demand of sovereignty
and territorial integrity of all Naga inhabited areas including some parts of Arunachal
Pradesh, AAPSU General Secretary Biru Nasi said that the Union strongly objects to
any move by the central government to appease the factions at the cost of the general
interest of the state. He further appealed for making the content of the recent
peace agreement between the centre and the NSCN (IM) public in the interest of the
LPG distribution in central Arunachal to improve
Chief Secretary appeals govt. officers to give up subsidy
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Finally some good news for the harassed consumers as the shortage
of LPG cylinders in central Arunachal Pradesh, particularly Itanagar Capital Complex,
would improve soon.
This has resulted after a meeting with IOCL officials at a high level review meeting
chaired by Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi in his office today.
There has been immense scarcity of cylinders as Kimin plant could supply only 100
trucks against monthly requirement of 259 trucks.
Kimin caters to the requirement of seven districts of central Arunachal Pradesh including
Capital Complex and two adjoining districts of Assam.
The Chief Secretary directed the Civil Supplies Department to monitor the position
till September end and hold a meeting on October 1 to review the position after an
assurance from Guwahati-based IOCL Chief Area Manager Saurav Chaliha to improve the
supply within 15 days. Negi suggested expansion of supply network by granting license
as a relief to IOCL. Chaliha said that he has already started rescue supply from
two Guwahati-based bottling plants daily.
When Commissioner Indra Mallo pointed out that the supply was inadequate, Chaliha
assured to improve the position soon.
To check the discrepancies in the IOCL agencies data on LPG card holders with their
central data, particularly in Capital Complex, Negi suggested for a thorough scrutiny.
He gave the example of computerization of ration card holders which had resulted
in elimination of 25,000 bogus cards in state capital alone.
The department officers opined that the possibility of bogus LPG card holders cannot
be ruled out for which the IOCL should make a strict scrutiny of records of its agencies
as direct benefit transfer are given through the card holders’ bank accounts.
The Chief Secretary called for an awareness campaign involving the masses before
strict enforcement of visible actions to bring the guilty to book.
Responding to the appeal to surrender monthly LPG subsidy, the Chief Secretary called
on the group A and B officers of state to surrender their subsidy so that poor section
of society may benefit.
N/Lakhimpur LPG sales officer Lila Rajkhowa and Kimin bottling plant manager S P
Krimey, Food & Civil supplies department officers Tojir Kadu, Feroz Modi & Amit Bengia
attended the meeting as well.
Bengia suggested that petrol depots, license holders of IOCL could be made retail
outlets for the convenience of the consumers and informed that supply of 5 kg and
2 kg cylinders would be introduced in the state soon.
Monigong cut off, Kurung Kumey power snapped
Lohit water receding
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Lohit which has seen a trail of devastation following massive floods
is limping back to normalcy with water level of Lohit and its tributaries receding
and flowing below bank level, as per input from Water Resources department.
Road communication via Parsuram towards Tinsukia has been restored as well as ASEB
power supply. But due to damages in power channel and other assets at Tafragam and
Duranala MHS, emergency feeder line has been stopped as per a power department report.
Relief camps set up at Sunpura has been vacated today as the flood victims were sent
back to their respective homes after thorough medical examination and advice, informed
Damchin Norbu, DDRO, Lohit.
The interior Monigong Circle in West Siang is cut off from the rest of world since
Aug 30 due to heavy landslides in different places on Tato- Monigong road.
Borung Nallah, Jereling and Pakinglingtok are worst hit with landslides and erosions
due to incessant rains since the last one week.
Sang Khandu, EAC Monigong who is in touch with the BRTF authority disclosed that
flow of men and materials are likely to be hampered for few more days as roads are
heavily blocked in many places and will take time for clearance. The circle is badly
hit in monsoon every year, reports DIPRO.
KOLORIANG: Kurung Kumey District has remained in darkness since the past two days
following damages to 33KV Power Sub Station in between Mani-Poiliang and Palin. The
damages to electric line have been caused because of thunder storms accompanied by
heavy rainfall and speedy winds.
The Assistant Engineer (Electrical) Koloriang Sub Division has informed that the
restoration work is going on in full swing and it will take another two days to supply
electricity in the District, reports DIPRO.
LIKABALI: Due to heavy rainfall for the last four days, low laying areas of Jipu
village under Likabali Sub-Division have been submerged. Massive agricultural lands
have been destroyed and many houses are under flood water creating panic and chaos,
said ZPM, Likabali Mito Taipodia.
Meanwhile, ZPM along with Anchal Chairperson and Circle officer today visited the
flood affected area and took stock of the situation and assessed the damages.
Dambuk: seasonal prisoner of Mother Nature
[ Amar Sangno ]
As our convoy stumbled upon boulders at riverbed of mad River Sisar, three giant
Asian elephants embedded with frail mahouts appeared from nowhere. They were ready
for a routine trip with the passengers across roaring Sisar.
We hefted our rucksacks, moment the elephants kneeled before us, beckoning us to
climb on its bare spiky back.
Dambuk MLA Gum Tayeng (72) was leading the team; she was rushing to her home constituency
left devastated by flood an affair repeated year after year.
Nature has been so unkind to Dambuk since its inception. With beginning of every
monsoon season, this small sub-division often drives into six months of complete
Dibang River in east and Sisar in the west have turned into a geographical ‘Great
Wall’ as all surface communication is snapped between early April to late October
due to ravaging flood.
Incessant rain makes small streams like Sinekrong and Dotung monstrous; the swelling
streams come with surge of debris and tumultuous flash flood during summer. The attrition
of Mother Nature during rainy season makes Dambuk, the land of oranges and its circle
headquarter Paglam, a seasonal prisoner of nature.
When the elephants started meandering and wading through muddy and sandy Sisar, clattering
stones echoed, which was not necessarily music to the ears.
The elephant ride is only means of transportation to reach Dambuk during monsoon
from western part curtailing the transportation of food items.
By monsoon, Sisar takes monster shape and spreads into five rivers across 2 kilometers
Our ride across the Sisar River took almost two hours. The members of the team had
to cling on rope with chafed palm, enduring pricking spiky hair of the mammal. The
mammal rider charged Rs 200/ for each passenger and restricted the weight of belongings.
I saw neither fatigue nor fear on the face of the MLA but restlessness to meet her
aggrieved people back home, who were waiting for her at that hour of disaster with
On other side of Sisar were the PRIs members and ADC Atul Tayeng. Our cavalcade bumped
through unpaved and ghostly road covered with hundreds of potholes, which had turned
into ponds over night.
From Dambuk, she hurriedly visited Bomjir to take stock of flood situation. Next
morning, along with 14 officials including this reporter, MLA set off on inflatable
boat down the turbulent Dibang that veered off from its main course near Bomjir to
assess the trail of devastation. The adventurous yet risky voyage was led by Nature
Unlimited Member Anong Tayeng, also the captain of the mission and another boat was
under the command of Circle Officer Dambuk Ibing Yirang. All members were given life
jackets and the electronic gadgets including DSLR cameras safely deposited into waterproof
bags, as it was continuously raining.
We reached Bizari around 10.30 AM, after close to two hours on the raft. After the
arduous journey, it was a welcoming sight to see the villagers, who had lined up
near the bank of river to meet their representative. It was a relief to be served
hot steaming tea with snacks.
Marooned villagers urged the local MLA to initiate permanent measures to protect
massive erosion by Dibang River. The demand was to be repeated almost every village
that we visited.
As we continue the voyage downward, the uprooted trees, fresh and green greeted us,
with their thousands untold harrowing tales.
The destruction caused by the River was so enormous that it washed out paddy fields,
agriculture and horticulture fields.
I am sure no government agencies would be able to account the exact loss of the
properties. After battling with powerful current of Dibang, infested with enormous
logs, the team reached Anpum, the worst affected village in the sub-division that
was on brink of exodus. It was around 12:30 PM.
It was heartbreaking to see people, despair and helplessness written large on their
face, as they huddled to appraise their local MLA at the government Inspection Bungalow.
The ravaging river had threatened their existence and shifting to safe location was
The MLA announced Rs 10 lakhs as immediate relief. The team left Anpum around 1:30
PM and continued to raft downward. The magnitude of destruction was visible in downstream
villages of Bomjir, Anpum and Loglung.
Lethargy and exhaustion took a toll on the members of team after covering 60 kilometers
river route as we ended our voyage at Tara-Tamak ghat. The only member who seemed
as energetic and fresh when we started the journey in the morning was the MLA. At
the end of the tiring journey, I was left wondering at the limitless energy of the
72 year old lady.
Village under threat due to lack of TAH drainage
Changlang, Sept 2: Seven individual households in Longlung village under Kantang
Circle of Changlang have become vulnerable to landslide due to incessant torrential
rain resulting to numerous cracks within the village covering an area of about 6000
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun issued directions to a board of officers
to ascertain the factual report.
It was reported that numerous small streams and waters percolating from the nearby
hillock are flowing directly into the village area due to non-construction of proper
drains along the under constructed Trans Arunachal Highway which passes thorough
the village. The gradual sliding of large chunk of land has led to tilting of the
houses. The tilting has been going on for the last four days and the effect can be
seen in the jamming of the doorways every morning. The board of officers led by Circle
Officer, Kantang Bamin Tarang sensitized the villagers to take precautionary measures
to avoid any possible untoward incident. The affected villagers were advised to stay
in a safe place during night. Further they were directed to channelize the water
flowing in the area to the nearby drain so that it does not percolate down in to
SIT investigation demanded into girl’s death
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: A recently formed Joint Interim Committee (JIC) of the All Nyishi
Youth Association (ANYA) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has today demanded
constitution of a Special Investigation Team for conducting a free and fair investigation
into the alleged suicide of a class VIII student in Daporijo on Aug 17 last.
Addressing media persons at the press club here today, ANSU President Byabang Joram
said that the JIC has submitted a memorandum to both state CM and Home Minister seeking
early constitution of a SIT into the case.
While alleging the police and district administration of not carrying out the investigation
properly, Joram claimed that the JIC has prima facie evidence which they would hand
over to the authorities once the SIT is constituted that could prove that the girl
ANYA President Biri Kakum claimed that the Daporijo police department have registered
the case under Section 306 of CrPC as abetment of suicide instead of Section 305,
clearly overlooking the fact that the girl was a minor. He also alleged that post-mortem
was conducted after 24 hrs which is against the guidelines of the CrPC.
While strongly objecting to the way the whole investigation was carried out, he further
claimed that the police have not arrested all the accused involved and most of them
have got off scot free.
The JIC led by ANYA President Biri Kakum, ANSU General Secretary Nyanya Gollo, ANSU
President Byabang Joram, ANSU Assistant General Secretary-cum-JIC Vice Chairman Tukbom
Ligu have further decided to hold a candlelight peaceful march from Akashdeep to
Tennis court of IG Park to seek justice for the victim.
The girl was found hanging under mysterious circumstances at her rented house in
veterinary colony, Daporijo on Aug 17 last.
Partial response to nation-wide INTUC strike
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The nation-wide one-day strike called by several central trade
unions evoked partial response in the state capital here today.
The offices of several central government departments, public sector undertakings
like BSNL, government owned banks, the post office here and insurance companies remained
closed for the day.
The SBI employees here, however, preferred not to participate in the strike but said
they had supported it morally.
The Insurance company groups of Oriental Insurance, National Insurance, United India
Insurance and New India Insurance gathered at Takar Complex, Naharlagun and showed
their unity and solidarity with call for observing the strike. We whole-heartedly
support the nation-wide strike call given for the cause of the employees, wage revision,
anti labour policy and anti-trade union policies of the Central Govt etc, said Secretary
of All India Insurance Employees Association Nabam Kama.
Business establishments and shops were open while private and few commercial vehicles,
like tempo plied normally in the state capital.
The strike was called to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation
Joining chorus with its national team, Arunachal Pradesh Unit of Indian National
Trade Union Congress (INTUC) today observed massive strike here. The workers of central
organisations such as BSNL, banks and hydro-power abstained from the office as a
mark of protest.
The INTUC unit demanded the government for immediate measures to contain price rise
through universalization of public distribution system and banning of speculative
trade in commodity market. Their demands include containing unemployment through
concrete measure for employment generation, strict enforcement of all basic labour
laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation
of labour laws, universal social security cover for all workers and minimum wages
of not less than Rs 15000 per month with provision of indexation.
Solung celebrated at Bomdila, Aalo, Pasighat
BOMDILA, Sept 2: The Solung festival of the Adis was celebrated at Bomdila by the
Mopin-Solung Celebration Committee in a grand manner on Sept 1.
Deputy Commissioner AK Singh and Superintendent of Police Dr A Koan attended the
program along with the Commanding Officer 28 Madras.
Solung was celebrated with much fanfare and traditional gaiety at Gumin Kiin, Aalo
on Sept 1 last.
Greeting the people on the auspicious occasion, West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson
Yaman Bagra said that age old culture emits rich values that give us a distinct identity.
Retired APCS officer, Taho Mize appealed the youth and future generation to shoulder
The President Solung Gidi, Tapun Taga and General Secretary Tapun Taki said festival
should be taken as platform to bind all strata of people besides showcasing the rich
folklores, attires, music and other insights into our culture.
PASIGHAT: Adis of Sibo-Siang and Siying on Monday celebrated Solung festival with
traditional gaiety and religious fervor.
Attending the celebration at Sibo-Siang, Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong called upon
the community to promote their culture and heritage even as they face new challenges.
He maintained that culture is the root of identity of a community, so it must be
preserved at all costs.
Moyong lamented that popularity of native language is declining. “We must also make
constant efforts to preserve and promote our mother tongue”, he said.
Responding to local villagers plea for electrification, drinking water project in
the village besides granting fund for construction of community hall, MLA Moyong
assured to solve all problems in a phase wise manner after due consultation with
the engineers of concern departments.
Adviser to CM, Bosiram Siram, attended the Solung celebration at Siying Gangging
Despite the onslaught of globalization and modernity, Adis are capable and competent
to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage, asserted Siram. He said that
festivals and traditional cultures were best gift of the forefathers, which should
be protected and preserved.
Addressing the occasion, ABK general secretary (HQ), Tabung Ering put emphasize on
compulsory education among the growing youths and opined that education is the key
to personality development and as well as all-round development of the societies.
Adi song and folk dances particularly the age-old ponung were the main attraction
of the festive celebrations. (DIPROs)
Congress a sinking ship: BJP
Cong trying to derail development process of Modi govt: Deka
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The act of the Congress MPs stalling the monsoon session of the
Parliament was nothing but a well planned conspiracy of the party bigwigs (INC) to
derail the development process of Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Government at
the Center, said Assam MP and BJP National Secretary Ramen Deka.
The party organized yet another protest rally at Miao of Changlang district against
the Congress MPs’ alleged unbecoming act.
Deka, who is also the Central Party in-charge, highlighted the Congress’ misrule
and governance for more than 50 years since independence.
“The Congress party ruined the country and virtually did nothing for Arunachal Pradesh
during its long period in power,” said Deka.
Saying that the HC order for a CBI inquiry against the Chief Minister of the state
is a serious matter, Deka opined that Tuki should have resigned by now.
The Congress Government in the state must give accounts of every penny it has spent
in the last 40 years and answer mis-management of state coffer, he said.
The meeting was also addressed by Samchum Ngemu, National Council Member, Wanglong
Rajkumar, Tirap Regional President, Ngilang Tangha, District President, Chomjom Headly,
senior leader and Ramesh Kadaganchi, Secretary Organization.
Shoulder the responsibility to take
AP forward: Lowangdong
Month-long training ends
ITANAGAR, Sep 2: The valedictory function of the one-month Skills for Employability
Training sponsored by the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs
concluded today at Don Bosco Youth Centre. Speaking on the occasion minister for
Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs Wanglin Lowangdong called upon the
trainees to shoulder the responsibility of taking Arunachal Pradesh forward. The
Minister also exhorted forty-six-strong trainees completing the course to be disciplined
in life and be good to themselves and others.
Stating that DBYC Itanagar is only one of its kinds in the state for rendering such
a variety of services, Lowangdong appreciated its services and its counterpart at
Khonsa and advised the youth to exploit the expertise of DBYC for their greater well-being.
An evidently happy Lowangdong also appreciated the State Government for taking note
of the youth empowerment activities of DBYC. The Minister also congratulated Taw
Tebin, Director and Yumlam Kaha, Deputy Director, Department of Social Justice Empowerment
and Tribal Affairs for initiating the Skills for Employability Training. A Comprehensive
Training Manuel to be used for the training was also released by the Minister at
Addressing the gathering Jathi Pulu, former member of Arunachal Public Service Commission
and presently, President of Don Bosco Alumni, Itanagar, exhorted the young people
present to be good human beings in the first place and added that this is the first
and basic skill in life and the essence of all religion.
Dr. V. N. Sharma, SLO, NSS, while speaking to the trainees said that they need to
consider themselves fortunate to get such kind of facilities and a training sponsored
by the government.
Earlier, while welcoming the guests, Fr. Mathai, SDB, Parish Priest, reiterated the
fact that the Salesians of Don Bosco are here to fulfill the mission of Don Bosco
which is making every young person an honest human being and a better citizen. Fr.
Mathai also expressed happiness over the confidence that the Government has placed
on the Salesians and always being very proactive.
While sharing experience, two of the trainees, Dai Mary and Tadar Yadik greatly appreciated
the training and expressed the view that the training has helped them in reading,
writing and speaking English well, to gain self-confidence, maintain personal hygiene
and healthy habits and to be able to make use of the computer. The Valedictory Function
marked the end of a month-long residential training in Skills for Employability which
consisted of English Fluency, Personality Development & Personal Grooming and Basic
Computer operation. Meantime DBYC is gearing to receive the next batch of trainees
on 10th September, sponsored by the same department.
Dubi Rike Ete Memorial Football Tournament
Tadin, Jumi combat FC Bene complete semis line up
AALO Sept 2: Jumi combats FC Bene and Tadin completed the semifinal line up at the
Dubi Rike Ete Memorial Football Tournament after they outclassed their respective
opponents Darka and Kombo Pomte FC in the third and fourth semifinals yesterday here
Baken Ete scored two goals while Toni Ragyor, Joken Padu, Karli Ngomdir, Nyali Ete
and Golom Ete scored a goal each for Jumi Combats FC Bene to complete the drubbing
of Darka team (7-0).
Tadin trounced Kombo Pomte FC 5-1 in the 4th quarterfinals.
Kaling Tatin and Tonya Basar scored two goals each for Tadin, and the consolation
goal for Kombo Pomte was scored by Nyamur Beta.
Tadin meets Pakam today and Kabu locks horn with Jumi Combats FC Bene tomorrow in
the semi final matches. DIPRO
Omo retains Pakde Uli half marathon title
[ Karda Natam ]
DUMPORIJO, Sept 2: Mudong Omo retained the Pakde Uli State Level Half Marathon title.
Soma Pao from Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy and Tai Natam from Daporijo finished second
and third in the race organized at Dumporjo today. Aadu Mili from Anini and Hiru
Rilo from Dumporijo won the fourth and fifth positions respectively.
The first three position winners were awarded case prizes of Rs 70,000, Rs 35,000
and Rs.15,000 respectively along with trophies. Cash prizes of Rs.10,000 each was
given to fourth and fifth position holders.
Consolation prizes of Rs.1000 each was given to 6th to 15th place finishers and the
rest were given certificates of participation.
MLA and chief patron of the event Paknga Bage, who witnessed the race, urged the
youth to take up sports seriously and maintain sportsmanship spirit and discipline
for success. Highlighting the achievements of various sportspersons from the district
in various sports disciplines, including adventure sports like mountaineering, Paknga
encouraged sportsmen and women of the district to take up sports professionally and
make career out of it.
Dumporijo ADC Otem Jamoh, SP Taru Gusar also attended the race and appreciated the
relatives and family members of Lt. Uli for organizing committee the event to promote
Labour officer Jumni Ligu briefed about the social contribution and life of lt. Pakde
Uli, who was one of the torchbearers of Segi Gusar Circle of Dumporijo and Upper
Subansiri district as whole.
Altogether 42 athletes from across the state participated in the race.