School cleared of encroachers
Seppa, Sept 26: The Govt Higher Secondary School, Bebo colony at Seppa has been cleared
of encroachers, who were removed by a team of district administration.
A message has been sent out to the encroachers that zero tolerance approach has been
adopted by the East Kameng District, said an official release while adding that encroachment
cases should be immediately brought to the notice of the Estate Offices so that early
action can be taken. ADC- Cum- estate Officer, Pooja Jain along with Circle Officer
Takam Nicholas oversaw the eviction. DDSE Kata Rangmo, Principal, Vice Principal
and students of the School also participated. DIPRO
Set health target: DC
SEPPA, Sept 26: Addressing the First District Level Convergence Meeting on Rashtriya
Krishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) related to Adolescent Health at Seppa yesterday,
East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh appealed all the stakeholders to shoulder their
responsibilities and set a target for health functionaries to complete the RBSK and
RKSK activities by February 2016 in the entire district.
He directed the DMO to share the copies of the time schedule of RKSK to all stakeholders.
ADC Pooja Jain said that mission Indradhanush Programme was successfully done in
the district and similar sprit be maintained by health functionaries by conducting
the camp in the rural areas and serving the needy people. She informed that model
Anganwadi Centre has been started and asked the RBSK team to directly involve the
ZPM M. Cheda urged the Doctors to try to provide the medicines free of cast to the
poor patients with proper guidance of taking medicine.
Dr. Kaku Soping stressed on the need for proper counseling of underage pregnant girls
without more often lead to suicides. (DIPRO)
Guv appreciates ex-MP for tea plantation
RUKSIN, Sept 26: Arunachal Governor J. P Rajkhowa has given a citation to Nyodek
Yonggam, former Rajya Sabha member and retired Chief Information Commissioner of
Arunachal Pradesh in recognition of his distinguished public service and exemplary
commitment in the field of tea plantation in the state.
Yonggam, who earlier had served in Tea Company and gained practical knowledge of
scientific tea cultivation, has been playing an active role in extension of tea cultivation
in Siang basin. Leading the Small Tea Growers Association of Siang Basin now, he
initiated extension of cultivation in the wasteland of Siang basin covering a large
part of bordering Assam.
70-year old Yonggam is a native of Oyan village in East Siang. He has developed tea
garden in a 10- hectare area in his residence complex, which yields over 60,000 KGs
of green tea leaves a year.
Renovate water tank
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Claiming that the residents near Donyi Polo Road have been facing
hardship due to non-supply of drinking water, the Arunachal Tribal Contractor Welfare
Association Vice President Tarh Tana today appealed the concern PHED, Itanagar to
immediately renovate the source tank.
Tana, in a release claimed that despite construction of a water tank for the colony
in 2013, there is no water supply in the colony and further urged the concern department
for timely maintenance of the water tank to ensure regular water supply.
Yazali HS School celebrates Golden Jubilee
YAZALI, Sept 26: A small town in Lower Subansiri district Yazali came alive in celebrating
the golden jubilee of the establishment of the Government Higher Secondary School
Amidst the hordes of alumni who attended the occasion starting right from the year
of its establishment in 1965, Education minister, Tapang Taloh announced a sum of
Rs 2 crore for the construction of an auditorium for the school.
Taloh also spoke on the need to streamline the distribution of teacher selection
and posting as per the need while stating that there were excess elementary teachers
in East Siang, West Siang and Papum Pare.
Parliamentary Secretary Education, Bamang Felix called on the younger generation
teachers not to take teaching as a ‘time- pass’ job.
Earlier, the formal session of the golden Jubilee celebration was addressed by Likha
Saaya Parliamentary Secretary, Home, and Sports & Youth Affairs who is also the local
MLA. He said that the institution has been the front bearer in bringing out the best
talents, particularly in the Nyishi belt and thereby contributing in the overall
development of the state.
Saaya highlighted some of the basic requirements in the school such as the auditorium,
renovations of the hostel, quarter for the teachers along with clean and safe drinking
Bengia Tolum, NES president, while sharing his experience of being a teacher in the
institution, called upon the youth as well as the public and teachers of Yazali to
sacrifice for the growth of the school and not to crave for materialistic growth.
Earlier, on September 5th, the day one of the celebration saw tree plantation, sports
as well as interaction programme of the alumni wherein 354 former students of the
institution shared their memories of the school, amidst presentations of cultural
programmes in between.
RIST Football Club win 49th Arunachal Sports Meet Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: RIST Football Club defeated Lahm FC by a solitary goal in a keenly
contested final match to win the 49th Arunachal Sports Meet Football Tournament at
SAI North East Regional Centre, Guwahati on Saturday,
The winner was awarded cash prize of Rs. 10,000 with a trophy while runners up was
given Rs. 5,000.
Tabang Mibang of RIST and Taba Tallo won the best player and best goal keeper awards
respectively. Jonshon Rinya of Lahm FC became the highest scorer. Nabin Nagar FC
won the discipline team award.
The tournament was organized by Guwahati Arunachal Student's Union (GASU) with the
motto of maintaining unity through sports.
A total 16 teams participated in the tournament.
Media interaction prog held
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: A meeting-cum-media interaction programme was conducted by the
state unit of National Students’ Union of India at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar
In the meeting NSUI state secretary-cum-state media coordinator Takar Rie highlighted
the role and function of media in the union and in the state. Members of state NSUI
social media team along with NSUI state president and vice-president also attended
Inter-school literary competition held
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: In order to create suitable environment of education in and around
Basar area, a day-long inter-school literary cum cultural programme was organised
by the G B English Academy, under the aegis of Block Education Officer at Basar today.
Altogether seven private schools and five government schools took part in the competition.
Earlier, attending the programme as resource person Basar ADO Tojo Bam educated the
participants on the skill of essay writing, delivering extempore speech, drawing
and methods of poem recitation.
APP personnel passes away
Ruksin, Sept 26: Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) personnel Tanya Ering has died at
the age 45 at a private hospital in Itanagar. Hailing from Debing village Under Ruksin
Circle in East Siang District, he left behind his wife, one son and a daughter.
He was engaged as a Personnel Security Officer (PSO) to one of the Members of State
BJP annoyed by State Govt’s silence
over refugee issue
Supreme Court Verdict on Chakma-Hajong Refugees
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said
that it was annoyed by the stoic silence maintained by the state government on the
recent Supreme Court (SC) verdict to grant citizenship rights to Chakma and Hajong
refugees within three months.
The SC verdict, given in contradiction to Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR),
1873 that provides special protection and safeguard for the peaceful existence of
the indigenous tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh, will pose serious threat to the
demography and ethnic identity of indigenous people of the state, said Leader of
Opposition Tamiyo Taga in a press conference here today.
“We as law abiding citizens can’t disobey the SC order; but we can definitely raise
strong protest against it,” he said.
Criticizing the state government for taking the serious issue involving future of
the state in a half-hearted manner, the Leader of Opposition Taga suggested the state
government to file a leave petition to review or reconsider the judgment. He also
stressed the need for passing a bill in the Parliament that will protect and safeguard
the indigenous people’s rights from such onslaughts in the future.
He said that more than 2000 Chakma and Hajong refugees were enrolled in the electoral
rolls in violation of the BEFR and Chin Hill Regulations, 1896 which allow the indigenous
tribal people only to participate in the democratic process, he said. The inclusion
of Chakma and Hajong refugees in the electoral rolls has further strengthened their
claim for granting the citizenship, Taga said.
He called upon the people of the state, political parties, students’ organizations,
associations to rise to the occasion brushing aside all petty differences and fight
against the SC verdict by adopting all democratic means and legal options.
AAPSU to petition against judgment, to hold protest rally on Sept 28
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has said that
it will petition against the recent judgment of the Supreme Court to grant citizenship
rights to the Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.
“We will file curative as well as review petition against the judgment,” informed
AAPSU president Kamta Lapung, addressing media persons at Press Club here today.
He held the state government responsible for the judgment passed by the Supreme Court.
“The state government failed to appear during any of the hearings,” claimed Lapung.
He also expressed disappointment at the three MPs of the state accusing them of not
working for the interest of the people.
They are of no use to us if they cannot work for the interest of its people,” he
With the judgment, General secretary Biru Nasi said that the Supreme Court and state
government has backstabbed AAPSU.
“If granted, it will greatly hamper the demography of the state with serious socio-economic
and political implications,” he said further adding that the situation of the state
would be like that of Tripura.
He expressed disappointment that the Joint High Power Committee on the issue was
Lapung urged the state government to remove the Standing Counsel and Advocate General
of the state government alleging their indifferent attitude on Chakma and Hajong
Vice president cum Chairman on Refugee Issue Likha Takar talking about various criminal
activities by the Chakma and Hajong refugees said that the state is being made a
dumping ground of refugees. AAPSU, meanwhile, will hold a mass protest rally on the
issue here on September 28 next.
“We have to be united against the Supreme Court’s directive,” General Secretary
said while calling on everyone to participate in the rally.
Chayangtajo in dire need of a bank: Karya
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Chayangtajo MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (Health and Family
Welfare, Fisheries) Karya Bagang appealed to the higher authorities of State Bank
of India (SBI) to open its branch at Chayangtajo to cater to the banking needs
of people of the constituency.
Highlighting the hardships faced by the general public, government employees, business
community due to non availability of bank in Chayangtajo at a press meet here today,
the Parliamentary Secretary said that people living in Chayangtajo have to travel
to distant Seppa, the district headquarters of East Kameng, to avail the banking
facility, which causes great inconvenience to them.
Moreover, most of the villagers are still unable to avail the benefits of Prime Minister’s
Jan Dhan Yojana and various other schemes such as MNREGA, IAY due to absence of bank,
She appealed to the SBI authority to open its branch as soon as possible.
A building for the purpose of opening a branch of the bank along with quarters for
staff was constructed in 1987 in Chayangtajo but the dream of having a bank by the
people of the area have not been realised, Karya said. She further informed that
at least 20 communications have already been made to various higher authorities requesting
for opening a SBI branch at Chayangtajo so far. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on September
9 this year made the latest communication to the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
for early start of the bank, informed Karya.
There are more than 10,000 people in Chayangtajo and the ADC headquarters houses
many schools, educational institutes, various government departments. Besides, the
area is fully accessible by all weather road; and there is also good telecommunication
facilities and police station for maintaining law and order, she informed,
Chayangtajo ZPM Lama Bagang and senior citizen Tara Bagang also addressed the media
persons on the issue.
Rectify past deficiencies to make Arunachal a tourist destination: Rajkhowa
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa while wishing the
entrepreneurs engaged in Tourism sector and tourists on World Tourism Day urged
upon the people to pull up their socks, rectify the deficiencies of the past and
make Arunachal Pradesh the most favoured tourist destination among tourists of the
country and abroad in near future.
He expressed the hope that celebration will foster awareness about the tremendous
tourism potential of the State and promote the rich and varied treasure gifted by
In his message on the occasion, the Governor said that this year, the theme of the
celebration is ‘Millions of Tourists, millions of opportunities’.
Let us particularly focus our attention on Swadesh Darshan and Pilgrimage Rejuvenation
and Spiritual Augmentation Drive - aiming at integrated development of tourist circuits
and pilgrimage centres, the Governor added. He also underscored the need on building
high quality tourism infrastructure in the State; building super quality roads and
very quick and quality maintenance of existing pot-holes, depressed and uneven roads
by using latest technologies and equipments with best available technical expertise
in the country.
Emphasizing on importance of the sector, the Governor said that Tourism translates
into closer collaboration and cultural exchanges across the nation and with distant
communities all over the world.
BJP targeting Cong-ruled states: APCC
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today alleged that
the BJP since coming to power in 2014 has been targeting the Congress-ruled states
in the country by every possible means such as non-release of central fund, instituting
various kinds of enquiries into fictitious allegations and now utilizing CBI to mount
APCC said this while reacting strongly to the CBI raids against Himachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
APCC condemned the alleged high-handedness of PM Modi-led BJP Government at the Centre,
saying that the Central Govt is using CBI to harass and tarnish the image of Virbhadra
CBI had reportedly filed a case against Himachal Pradesh CM and carried out raids
at 11 places including his residence at Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. Raising strong
objection to such raids, the Congress party said that the CBI has been working
on the whims of BJP led Government and has intentionally conducted the raid on the
day when marriage of Singh’s daughter was being solemnized.
“It is nothing but murder of democracy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying
to impose dictatorship in the country,” said APCC while demanding immediate suspension
of “such arbitrary raids which holds no water.”
Governor suggests for joint cultural exchange prog to maintain age-old bond
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa today advised the members
of the Assamese community to strengthen the amity and bond of brotherly relations
amongst the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Recalling one of the followers
of Sankaradeva of some 460 years ago, Shri Narottam of present day Tirap district,
he also suggested for joint cultural exchange programmes to maintain the age-old
cultural bond. The Governor was addressing the gathering in the 567th Birth Anniversary
celebration of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev at Kristi Kendra, Naharlagun today.
The Governor said that Srimanta Sankardeva was one of the greatest Saints of Medieval
India. He was one of the most versatile legendary personalities of all times from
the North Eastern Region of the country, who played the role of a saviour of humanity
in the region. He was a social reformer, who advocated for a casteless society, for
betterment and welfare of women, and strongly opposed bloody sacrifices. Sankaradeva
preached and practiced the mission - love for humanity is love for God.
The Governor, who is regarded as an authority on study of Sankaradeva and his life
said that Sankaradeva was a versatile genius – a yoga expert, an ace swimmer, a bull
fighter and sportsman, a culinary expert and a master weaver cum designer. As a spiritual
guru, Sankaradeva was a propounder of Eka-Sarana-Naam-Dharma or Neo-Vaisnavism.
The Governor urged upon the people to imbibe the virtues and ideals of Sankaradeva.
He was impressed by the youth taking part in the cultural programme of the day. The
Governor emphasised on educating the rich cultural heritage amongst the members of
the community, particularly the younger generation and said that the elders must
preserve and promote their heritage.
He also lauded the Kristi Kendra, Naharlagun for imparting about a month-long training
to about a dozen Arunachali girls in ‘Sattria Dance’ one of the recognised Classical
Dance forms of India.
Speaking as the ‘Appointed Speaker’ of the occasion, Luhit Chandra Sharma said that
Sankardeva was the greatest gift to the society. He propounded a casteless and classless
The Sattradhikar or ‘Chief of Sattra’ of Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli Janardan
Deva Goswami also spoke on the occasion.
Accompanied by First Lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa, the Governor inaugurated a
guest house of the Naam Ghar and unveiled a ‘wall magazine’ in the temple complex
on the day. The Naam Ghar was established in 1974 with individual contribution of
the Assamese Community and local Arunachali people.
Presenting the rich Assamese Cultural Heritage, the members of the Kristi Kendra
performed Borgeet, Krishna Nrittya, devotional modern dance, Diha Naam and Khul Vadaan.
Parliamentary Secretary (Urban Development, Housing and Land Management) Techi Kaso,
who is also the local MLA, was also present on the occasion. (PRO to Governor)
APCRCC’s New Life Bible College inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: New Life Bible College, a Theological institution under Arunachal
Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council (APCRCC) was dedicated and inaugurated today
by Rev. Dr. Takeng Taggu, Chairman, Ordination Board of APCRC Council at Dobam village,
Rev. Dr. Taggu also dedicated the Silver Jubilee Memorial building of APCRCWW.
Speaking at the event Kameng Dolo, MLA and the Principal Adviser to CM said that
it is an important academic stride by a church organisation which will teach the
basic essence of theological studies and expressed his hope that the college will
produce many bible scholars in the days to come.
He also extended a financial support of Rs. 3, 00,000/- towards improvement of the
Executive Engineer, PWD Nabam Tado, while congratulating the APCRCC for the milestone
said, “Let council administration go hand in hand with spirituality and biblical
doctrine”. He also advocated for making the college a deemed university and focus
for more on rigorous research activities.
Dedication Minister Rev. Dr. Takeng Taggu stressed on peaceful coexistence of Arunachalee
society through Christian ethos.
APCRCC President Tarh Kama, Vice-president Alo Nibia, General Secy. Evan. Tai Ete,
College elevation committee in-charge Dr. David Pertin, APCRC Women Wing President
Bengia Dipti Tako, Principal of the college Rev. Tinu Yangba Imchen and faculty member
Rev. Dr. Nyakdo Tasar also spoke on the occasion.
The programme also witnessed felicitation of 9 faculty members of the college.
Lohit DC exhorts achievers to work for the state
TEZU, Sept 26: Lohit Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak today exhorted the students
and sportspersons to instil a sense of discipline for success in their lives and
contribute for the larger interest of the Mishmi community and the state. He was
addressing the 5th annual felicitation ceremony of meritorious student of Mishmi
and sportspersons under the aegis of Cultural & Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM)
at the auditorium of TamlaDu ground here.
Citing the facilitation as humble beginning to encourage the meritorious students
to excel in academic field to bring laurel for the community and the state as a
whole, Tatak appreciated the way CALSOM is spearheading various issues including
Opium eradication in Mishmi society besides running a primary level school and Computer
Lohit DDSE Mana Linggi also appreciated the initiatives taken by the CALSOM to induce
positive spirit among the students and sportspersons.
Earlier, CALSOM chairman Beglelum Tega highlighted the activities of the society
including running of school and fighting against Opium menace. He appealed to the
senior citizens and like-minded people to extend support in their service to the
General secretary Suraj Tayang also briefed about the initiative of the organisation
to encourage youths toward quality education and sports.
Eight meritorious Mishmi students of Class XII (three different streams) and Class
–X and brilliants sportspersons were honoured with cash and certificates. DIPRO