Victim alleges police refusal to register FIR
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: One Kaling Saroh of Mirku village, who was allegedly assaulted
physically by a Sub-Inspector (SI) of Pasighat Police Station recently, appealed
to the Superintendent of Police, East Siang to register a criminal case against the
SI on the basis of the FIR filed on November 24.
Alleging police inaction and refusal to register the FIR by the OC of Pasighat Police
Station, Saroh in a letter to the SP stated that the OC, instead of registering the
FIR, has been forcing him and another person who hit his vehicle to write a withdrawal
letter without making any complaint.
“Both the parties failed to understand as to why we have been asked to write the
withdrawal application for our ‘minor’ accident case to which we never made any complaint
with Police,” victim Saroh said in his letter to the SP. The victim alleged that
he was beaten badly by SI Sochi Dhon without any reason inside the police station
which is a cognizable offence and misuse of power.
Further, for any criminal investigation, the registration of FIR is must and mandatory
but same has been denied by the concern Officer In-charge of Pasighat Police Station
which is clear violation of criminal procedure and investigation, he said.
BHALUKPONG, Nov 27: In an unannounced inspection-cum-raid at Bhalukpong Town here
yesterday, several counterfeit and underweight goods were seized by the team of Legal
Metrology and Consumer Affairs Department, West Kameng district. Four cases were
booked for violation of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Packaged Commodities Rule,
2011. During the exercise it was also found that traders were using additional stickers
in packaged commodity items and also using unverified weight and measurement instruments.
Shops and traders found indulging in such malpractices included M/s Rupa Lamps, M/s
Dirang Lamps, M/s Rima Steel Fabrication and M/s G. Jebisow Enterprise, Bhalukpong.
The team was under the supervision of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs Bomdila
Assistant Controller Tasso Gurro.
“I caution the traders of West Kameng district not to indulge in unfair trading practices
while also requesting the citizens to be aware of such unscrupulous practices by
traders for which we will be carrying out similar inspections from time”, he said.
NH blacktopping soon
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi today informed that blacktopping of
Itanagar-Banderdewa road will start from December 7 onwards. While talking to this
daily, he stated that work could not be started on time due to delay in setting up
of the hot mix plant.
While sharing the concern of capital dwellers, Chief Secretary did acknowledge that
delay on the part of PWD in starting the process of repairing cum re-carpeting of
national highway has troubled everyone.
Prohibition in Poma River
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The Poma Rillo Moin Youth Welfare Society today informed that they
have decided to prohibit all kind of activities like fishing, picnicking, hunting,
swimming on Poma River. The move has been necessitated in order to protect the ecology
of the area. The society further alleged that many visitors pollute the river and
indulge in illegal activities.
However, they clarified that Poma tourist picnic spot will remain open for the public
use. The society has appealed to the visitors especially those coming from capital
complex to respect the decision of villagers and not to violate the rules. Further,
they warned that the violators will be strictly punished.
Govt quarters devoured at Bomdila
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: In a major fire accident that broke out this morning around 4.am
at Bomdila, two government quarters, along with all the belongings have reportedly
The source of fire accident is yet to be ascertained.
The 28th Madras Regiment, Arunachal Scouts and CRPF jawans rushed to the spot with
water tank, but could not save the quarters.
Meanwhile, while visiting the spot, the Sajolang Elite Society (SES) has contributed
relief materials such as utensils and blankets to the fire victims. The society further
appealed to the district administration to provide immediate relief to the victims.
80 youths enroll for Job Mela at Palin
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: A total of 80 unemployed youths enrolled in the Job Mela cum Skill
Development Awareness and trainee’s selection rally-2015 held at General Ground,
New Palin for Kra Daadi on Nov 26.
Speaking at the Job Mela, Kra Daadi Deputy Commissioner, Habung Donyi expressed optimism
that Job Mela will go a long way in building careers of the unemployed youths. Encouraging
the selected unemployed youths to avail the benefit of the government sponsored programme,
the DC also advised the youths to make proper use of the opportunity during their
Koloriang ADI, P. Wangjen explained the details of the Job Mela cum Skill Development
Awareness and trainees selection rally being held across the state. District Coordinator
on Skill Development and Employment Generation, Bamang Chai also spoke on the occasion.
Students pay homage to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The Arunachal Students’ Union Mumbai (ASUM) on Thursday paid homage
to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on its seventh anniversary. At
a gathering at Arunachal Bhavan, Mumbai, the students observed a minute’s silence
in the remembrance of the lives lost in the terror attack.
Training on Mushroom cultivation
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: North East Institute of Science and Technology, Naharlagun (Itanagar),
a constituent establishment of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
organized a training and awareness programme on cultivation of mushroom at Tigdo
village, Yupia today.
Mushroom bagging and preparation of materials for its cultivation were demonstrated
and information on commercial viability of mushroom and its food value explained
during the programme by Dr. Budhen C. Baruah of the institute
Edible mushrooms have large number of micro and macro nutrients which are very essential
in our body. The protein, vitamins content are very high in this edible mushroom,
Dr Chandan Tamuly, Sc in Charge, CSIR-NEIST Branch Itanagar talked on importance
of edible mushroom.
10 mushroom spawns were also distributed to the trainees for cultivation on trial
30 women actively participated in the programme.
Sensitization camp on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence
AALO, Nov 27: A day-long sensitization camp on Domestic Violence on protection of
women from Domestic Violence sponsored by Department of ICDS and organized by APWWS
Aalo unit was held today at PI Colony Community Hall.
Speaking in the camp, Indian Council for Child Welfare Board, member, Jarjum Ete
said that customary laws that exist in some cases relating to women is not binding
unless it is codified and has been fought at different level in the past by the women.
Customary laws of the land have to change with the passage of time to accommodate
the welfare of women, she said. Adolescent fatherhood and motherhood we see today
is alarming and this can be avoided through awareness, parental care and role and
guidance of teachers in the school, Ete added.
Resource person, Prosecuting Officer SP Office Aalo, Gamde Padu spoke on various
provisions of Domestic Violence Act 2005 and exhorted the women to make best use
of it on genuine grounds only.
Dy. Director ICDS, Singhpho, APWWS, President, Marbom Bagra, APWWS Aalo unit members,
Hoksum Ori and Jumken Ete also spoke about domestic violence and child abuse in the
CM’s Loin Loom Scheme launched in East Kameng
Weavers advised to ensure quality in designing, defect free product
SEPPA, Oct 27: Chief Minister’s Loin Loom Scheme was launched in East Kameng district
Acrylic Yarns were distributed to 312 local weavers at the launching ceremony at
Toko Okey, Assistant Director of Textile and Handicrafts, Seppa explained in details
about scheme. He suggested the weavers to promote and preserve the traditional handloom
designs and ensure quality in designing, weaving and defect product.
Meyuk Cheda, Zilla Parished Member, Chairperson of East Kameng, who distributed the
yarns, suggested the beneficiaries to take up handloom activities sincerely and seriously
for self-employment and earn livelihood. DIPRO
Rijiju condoles death of Nagaland MP
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju condoled the death of Member of Parliament
(Rajya Sabha) from Nagaland Khekiho Zhimomi.
Zhimomi was an active social worker, who strived to uplift the weaker and backward
sections of society. His contribution to the development of Nagaland in various capacities
will always be remembered, Rijiju said in a condolence message to the grieving family
“In his passing away, we have lost a distinguished Parliamentarian, an able administrator,
a dedicated social worker and above all a fine human being,” the message added.
Society appeal MPs to take up Chakma-Hajong issue
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Stating that the Members of Parliament, Ninong Ering and Mukut
Mithi have been silent on the Chakma and Hajong refugee issue, the Education and
Cultural Development Society (ECDS) has urged the MPs to play a pro-active role during
this crucial time. Both of them should raise the issue in the ongoing Parliament
session and also should pursue the issue with Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi,
added a release.
Further, the ECDS has appealed the concerned PWD (Highway) Division to start the
works for blacktopping of the national highway between Itanagar-Banderdewa. The highway
has become hazardous due to the dust and is posing a danger to the people living
near the highway, stated the release.
Ziro to get Yoga and wellness centre
ZIRO, Nov 27: The dilapidated tourist lodge in the picturesque Monipolyang at Ziro
will be resuscitated into a centre of excellence in research, development, training
in tourism, hospitality, yoga, naturopathy and wellness by the Indira Gandhi Technological
and Medical Sciences University, Hapoli.
Unveiling the plaque for the foundation, SSP Tumme Amo lauded the dedicated efforts
of the university in venturing into different fields and providing employment opportunity
for the locals. He expressed joy that the dilapidated structure that could have become
a hub of anti social activities is being revived by the university.
Chancellor Arvind Kumar Das while welcoming the gathering said that the purity and
the proximity to nature make Monipolyang the right place to start yoga and a wellness
centre. He added that his team will toil to convert the dilapidated structure into
a state of art yoga center by March, 2016.
The university has already signed a five year MoU with the Department of Tourism,
Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the 19 acres hillock for this project , he informed.
Michi Yarang , who is the Director Yoga and Naturopathy, IGTAMSU and a well trained
Hatha yoga expert will be leading the research centre.
She dealt in detail regarding the yoga, naturopathy and wellness centre and the facilities
it would be providing. She visualizes to improve the health conditions through yoga
Yoga teachers’ training concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The 20 days Yoga Teachers’ Training organized under the aegis of
Seva Bharati Arunachal Pradesh concluded at Seva Dham, Lekhi village Naharlagun today.
A total of 22 trainees, including 11 women from 9 districts participated in the training.
Dr Dusu Laji, Deputy Director, AYUSH, who attended the concluding day function, opined
that yoga has become a necessity for whole society irrespective of caste, creed and
religion. Pointing towards the growing need of trained yoga instructors in Arunachal
Pradesh, Dr Laji said that he and his department would do the needful to facilitate
the access of yoga to the villages through these trainees.
He hoped that the newly trained Yoga instructors with a Diploma from Yog Vidya Gurukul,
Nasik (Maharashtra) will try to fulfil the health necessities of the people in the
remote parts of Arunachal Pradesh. Sound health and peace of mind through yoga will
help us make a better Arunachal, he added.
Yoga experts and instructors from Assam chapter of Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik conducted
the training programme as resource persons.
State Badminton Team leaves for Gujarat
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: A 14-member state badminton team left here today for Rajasthan
to participate in the 40th Inter-State, Inter-Zonal and Junior National Badminton
Championship-2015 beginning from November 30- December six at Jaipur.
The team will participate in U-19 Boys and Girls Single and Doubles, Mixed Doubles,
U-17 Boys and Girls Singles and Doubles.
Gita Karki is the Coach and Laa Ribe is the Manager of the team.
Carcasses of wild animals recovered
[ Karda Natam ]
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Carcasses of many wild animals have been recovered by the officials
of Forest Department at Yachuli Forest Check gate on Thursday afternoon.
The carcasses were recovered as the department carried out routine checks against
wild life poachers.
This was a third time that the Department of Forest, Yachuli under the close supervision
of ADC AC Baruah and Forest Ranger L.Togur has seized varieties of dead wild animals
Carcasses of deer, bear, jungle pig, varieties of bird, jungle cat and unidentified
animal which had been roasted were found from the passenger travelling in a Tata
Sumo coming from Hapoli to Itanagar.
As the department officials carried out checks the whole day, dead wild animals were
found from at least three vehicles.
However, no miscreant involved in the wildlife poaching was nabbed during the checking.
No one revealed the name of the fellow passenger carrying the carcasses of wild animals.
ADC Baruah further informed that during the checking, they also found many Tata Sumos
which were not registered even after many months of purchase.
Talar wins All India Ranking Badminton Tournament
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: State’s top shuttler Laa Talar again brought laurel to the state
by winning the 14th Union Bank All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2015
title at Bangalore today.
Talar currently ranked 18th in all India junior (U-19) ranking beat Arintap Dasgupta
(19th) in the final in straight 21-14, 21-10 sets to win the gold medal.
He entered into the final defeating second ranked Chirag Sen in three sets (18-21,
21-11, 21-18) that lasted for 52 minutes.
Earlier, Talar beat Satish Naidu (25th) in the first round, Arjun Sachdeva in the
second round, Kartikey Gulshan Kumar (8th) in third round and Bodhit Joshi (9th)
in the fourth round. The tournament was participated by as many as 124 shuttlers
from all over the country, including the top ranked players under 19 years category.
Meanwhile, Arunachal State Badminton Association has congratulated Talar for winning
the title with an impressive performance throughout the tournament defeating higher
Siang becomes 21st district of Arunachal
Govt committed to make Siang a model district: Tuki
PANGIN, Nov 27: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today formally declared the Siang district
as the 21st district of Arunachal Pradesh amidst euphoria here today.
The district was created to bring administration to people’s doorsteps, said Tuki
while addressing the mammoth gathering on the occasion at the Pangin general ground.
“Siang being the youngest child deserves more care from the government and we are
committed to provide all support to make it a model district,” he added.
While assuring sufficient funds for infrastructural developments of the district,
CM sanctioned Rs 25 Cr for District Secretariat building, Rs 10 Cr for SE (PHED)
office, Rs 3 Cr for residential buildings, Rs 5 Cr for Mini Stadium, Rs 2 Cr for
school building, Rs 12 Crore for Komsing bridge, Rs 5 Crore for Peram to Lampang
road, Rs 7 Cr. for District Hospital, Rs 3 Crs. for horticulture development and
Rs 5 crore for developmental activities at Rumgong.
Informing that the state government is taking measures to streamline PDS and to provide
35 kgs of rice per month for the poorest section of the society at Rs. 3 per kg,
the CM called upon the people shun political difference and join hands in the district
building process to secure the future of the next generation. For smooth functioning
of the nascent district, government has already posted all-important officers, he
The Chief Minister also highlighted various welfare schemes and achievements of the
present government. The state is marching towards progress he said and informed that
the present government is being appreciated by the entire nation for best financial
management, skill development policy, health insurance scheme, agriculture and horticulture
development, effective Panchayati Raj system etc.
Government is preparing vision documents to bring faster and planned developments
for the state, the Chief Minister said adding that Trans Arunachal Highway, ALGs,
tourism projects and industries etc are in right tracks and will make Siang district
a hub of economic activities.
Tuki also laid foundation of District Secretariat at Peram (Pangin) and SE PHED’s
office building at Pangin. Further he flagged off the bus service from Pangin to
Itanagar and distributed colour TVs to Gaon Buras and Buries under his Rural Information
In his address, Tanga Byaling, Minister for Home, Power, Horticulture etc assured
to provide sufficient police personnel for the newly created district for maintenance
of law and order. “People should extend full cooperation to the district administration
and police in containing crimes and conducive atmosphere for developmental activities,”
he said. Paddy has been the major crop in the agriculture sector and orange has become
a dominant industry while cardamom are picking up pace, he opined. Informing that
the government has created “Research & Development Department” to give a thrust
in horticulture sector, the Minister also assured to provide one SDHO soon for promotion
of horticulture activities and to boost rural economy. He also assured to establish
electrical division office at Pangin shortly. Byaling also showered praises on ABK
(WW) for their pioneering role against drug abuse.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi asked the government employees
to be dedicated, sincere and to deliver prompt services to the people. Pangin is
rich with natural resources/minerals and has vast potentials in horticulture and
tourism sectors, he observed. Instead of seeking jobs in government departments,
unemployed youths of the state should go through government’s skill development program
for self-employment, he added.
Education Minister and Chief Patron of ICSD, Tapang Taloh expressing his happiness
on the occasion said that the long-felt demand and cherished dream of the Adi community
has been fulfilled with the inauguration of the district. The newly created district
will be a boon for the people in all fronts and bring faster developments, Taloh
said while presenting a brief history on evolution of Siang district. Various people
friendly programs which have been implemented in the district will bear fruits within
few years, he opined.
Among others, Health Minister Rajesh Tacho, Parliamentary Secretaries Bamang Felix,
Tapuk Taku, Nyamar Karbak, Mama Natung, Pani Taram, Gum Tayeng, Dikto Yekar, Karya
Bagang and Alo Libang and APCC President Padi Richo were present and spoke on the
Taga asked to withdraw statement and seek public apology within a week
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Ever since the leader of opposition Tamiyo Taga made the controversial
statement about Doimukh MLA cum Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Speaker Nabam Rebia
being involved in the Tarasso firing incident, he has been facing flak from all corners.
The All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) today gave seven days time to
Taga to withdraw his statement and seek public apology.
Addressing media persons at Press Club this afternoon, union’s general secretary
Nabam Gandhi insisted that Taga should seek apology through press conference.
“When everyone including the home ministry has ruled out involvement of Arunachalee
people in the Tarasso firing incident in their reports, why is the leader of opposition
talking against its own people?” he lamented and termed Taga as anti Papum Pare and
“Tarasso incident is a sensitive issue, people should not take political mileage
out of it”, he urged. “It is very sad to know that the Governor too is not speaking
in the interest of our state,” he said talking of the recent controversy wherein
the Governor had written a letter to the president of India asking to cancel the
proposal of Green field airport at Hollongi and upgrade the Airport at Lilabari,
Assam instead on the recommendation of the leader of opposition Tamiyo Taga.
What they recommended is against our indigenous interest, he said.
APPDSU president Teli Duli Camdir said, “If Taga cannot value our emotion, he is
not fit to be the leader of opposition,” terming his statement as illogical and without
The union has warned of mass protest against Taga if their demand is not fulfilled
within a week.
ARTIAF counters SE’s claim, expresses shock at ZPM’s representation
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: While nullifying the statement made by Superintendent Engineer
PWD Bobia circle over Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) Bana, the Arunachal
RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) today claimed that there is unspent amount of Rs 35.34
lakh meant for Boys’ Hostel whose work is completed and contractor is waiting for
Earlier, SE in his statement published on Nov 3 edition of this daily, clarified
that unspent money of Rs 35.34 lakhs remained unspent due to late receipt of fund
from the client department (Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal
Further SE had given the assurance that once Rs 35.34 lakhs is released, the remaining
works of Girls’ hostel and Playground would be completed within a short period of
Addressing the press conference held here this afternoon, ARTIAF Chairman Kasung
Cheda stated that department is trying to pull wool over innocent people by giving
false report. ARTIAF Chairman added that unspent money is only meant for the Boys’
Hostel which cannot be diverted for Girls’ Hostel.
“It would be legally wrong to divert the unspent amount for Girls’ hostel, whose
amount has already been siphoned off” Cheda reacted. He further claimed that even
completed boys’ hostel lack proper play ground and beautification.
Forum GS, SD Londa in his address expressed shock over the representation purportedly
submitted by Dajam Degio, Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) Bana segment under East Kameng
district to Superintendent of Police, SIC seeking dismissal of FIR lodged by Forum
against the department and officers. In her representation, ZPM defended then Executive
Engineer Nabam Tado and Assistant Engineer Sunil Degio and gave them clean chit claiming
that due to non-release of fund, the Girls’ Hostel has remained incomplete. Condemning
her defiant representation, ARTIAF GS questioned ZPM on what capacity she has given
the clarification and defended the officers.
“The ZPM herself would be answerable, if allegation against the officers and department
is proved to be correct”, Londa stated.
The Forum also questioned the role of Special Investigation Team (SIC) for allegedly
delaying in registering the case. The whistle blowers informed the media persons
that an FIR was lodged against the officers on October 2 last, however, till date
the SIC is reluctant to register the case in spite of the fact that they had inspected
the site recently.
When contacted, the SIC Inspector confirmed that they had inspected the site last
week. He further admitted that Girls’ Hostel remained incomplete and the SIC had
shot a requisition letter to EE, PWD Seppa to furnish relevant documents on EMRS
Bana within November 30.
“After cross examining the documents, we will register the case, he said while informing
that investigation is on” he added.
The Raj Bhawan has also taken the matter seriously and directed Chief Secretary to
initiate vigilance enquiry into alleged irregularities of EMRS, Bana. In a letter
written by Raj Bhavan on November 19 last, the Chief Secretary has been asked to
look into the matter and send action taken report to the Governor’s office.
13 resolutions taken for SBM
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The two days workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission [Urban] organised
by the Department of Urban Development and Housing at Banquet Hall here concluded
today with adoption of 13 resolutions for effective implementation of the SBM.
The resolutions taken in the end of the workshop are construction of individual household
latrine with state share Rs. 20,200, the balance fund required for other components
of SBM consisting of community toilets, public toilets, Solid Waste Management etc.,
should be borne by the state government, emphasis should be given on IEC and public
awareness, capacity building and administrative office expenses should be given and
additional requirement of fund apart from central share should be met by the state
government. Government decisions and necessary legislations should be put in place
to eradicate stray animals from all the urban towns and to impose blanket ban on
use of plastic carry bags with creation of public awareness.
The workshop also resolved that the department should gradually adopt outsourcing
of garbage management, colony/sector wise, biomedical wastes generated should be
strictly disposed off separately. The stakeholders should be made accountable for
the treatment/disposal of biomedical wastes by purchasing/installing incinerators
at their compounds, and financial aid, if required, shall be supported by the local
administration, banks and state government.
The department shall also get the minimum required locations for garbage bins and
is landfill sites notified by the local administration at every urban town and increasing
the number of safai karmachari adequately for all urban towns.
Further every town shall strive to adopt door to door waste collection by segregating
wastes at the individual households level, the toilet cum bathroom model designed
by M. Dharmarao, and presently in use at Hyderabad should be adopted as a pilot project
at Itanagar first and field functionaries of the UD department should be deputed
to Hyderabad and elsewhere for capacity building and learning innovative technologies.
The department/ULBs/DUDAs should elicit physical as well as financial cooperation
of Corporate/Organizations under Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and proper
guidelines should be put in place in respect of disposal of unclaimed dead corpse
and carcasses, the workshop decided.
Addressing the session, Chief Engineer-cum-Director, UD, Taba Tedir reminded the
participants about the message of the Governor delivered during his inaugural address,
advice of the Chief Secretary, views of Brand Ambassadors, and technical know-how
of the resource persons, experts from Public Health Engineer & Water Supply Department
and Tourism Department.
The second day of the workshop involving technical sessions was presided over by
Commissioner (Urban Development) Belatee Pertin.
The experts have echoed for change of people’s mindset towards garbage management
and change of behavioural attitude to achieve the goal of Swachh Bharat Mission.
To successfully implement the Swachh Bharat Mission, the department has appointed
nine renowned personalities of the State as Brand Ambassadors. They included Anshu
Jamsenpa, Tine Mena, Tapi Mra, Laa Tallar, Tam Tapak, Nobin Jamoh, Taba Kojum and
SCC meeting on School and Teacher Education
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The 6th State Co-ordination Committee (SCC) meeting on School and
Teacher Education was held today in the conference hall of the State Council of Educational
Research and Training (SCERT), Itanagar.
Chairing the meeting, Director of Secondary Education (incharge), Moto Nyori lauded
the efforts of North Eastern Regional Institute of Education (NERIE) for regularly
conducting SCC meeting at Itanagar and requested the NERIE faculty to arrange for
approval of the proposals as per the needs of the state.
Addressing the meeting, Jt. Director, SCERT, Gania Leij stressed on the need to identify
problems in both school and teacher education and requested them for sharing their
views and giving suggestions for improvement.
NERIE Shillong, Associate Professors, Dr. B. Devi and R. A. Singh participated in
the meeting organised by the NERIE, NCERT, Shillong in collaboration with the SCERT,
Itanagar involving senior officers and officials of the Directorate of Secondary
Education, Directorate of Elementary Education, RMSA, SCERT, DIET, School Principals
A thorough discussion on various issues and problems of School and Teacher Education
was held in which was participated by all the members of the SCC. The SCERT on the
basis of a need assessment analysis made a presentation of specific training, material
development and research programmes and sought NERIE (NCERT) support for development
of state's competency in School and Teacher Education. The suggested proposals in
the context of Arunachal Pradesh would be discussed in the Institute Advisory Body
(IOB) Meeting of NERIE, Shillong in December'2015.
The State Co-ordination Committee meeting is conducted every year to identify the
state's educational needs related to school and teacher education in order to recommend
to the NCERT for the academic support required to develop State's educational competency
at key level.
Taloh inaugurates Boleng CD Block Office, announces development packages
PANGIN, Nov 27: Education, WRD, Textile & Handloom Minister Tapang Taloh said that
sufficient funds have been approved for infrastructure development of Siang district
by the state government.
Addressing a public meeting at Boleng ADC’s office complex after inaugurating the
Community Block Office, Boleng today, Taloh said that the independent CD Block will
boon for the people in bringing faster development in the rural areas.
“People will see visible development soon, he asserted, while disclosing various
upcoming development projects/schemes meant for Boleng, like establishment of Government
College, Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges and full-fledged library to promote
and secure higher studies for the students.
He announced Rs. 15 lakh for Block Godown and Rs. 5 Cr for construction of the town’s
CC road network. New offices of SE (WRD) and division office of PHED at Boleng will
ensure faster development in the district, the minister said and appealed to the
people to cooperate the government departments to ensure properly implementation
of those schemes and projects.
The minister emphasized on judicious utilization of government funds.
“All should sacrifice their personal interest for the greater development of the
society and donate lands generously for all upcoming infrastructure development and
securing the future of the next generation,” Taloh said.
The Education Minister also instructed the teaching community to be sincere, dutiful
and dedicated as a member of a noble profession.
He also said that various steps are being taken to streamline the education system
in the state.
The minister informed colour television sets will be given to the GBs under CM’s
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Dr. N Lego informed that his office has already received
all the TV sets and it will be distributed tomorrow at Pangin. Lego sought cooperation
and active participation from all quarters in the district building process.
SP D Jini, ZPC Opung Jerang Taggu, Boleng ADC Taro Mize, local officers and leaders
also attended the inaugural function and meeting. DIPRO
Helicopter crashes may be part of disaster management plan in Tirap: DC
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Though uncommon, Helicopter crashes may be part of the district
disaster management plan, indicated Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha today.
Inaugurating the district level disaster awareness badminton tournament organized
in memory of former Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi, who died in a tragic
helicopter crash this year, Tirp Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha said that the district
disaster management plan would be reviewed and updated with inclusion of chopper
crashes as part of disaster management plan.
The Deputy Commissioner took strong exception to encroachment of land and illegal
hook up of electricity. He suggested the public to construct houses leaving sufficient
space between two houses and termed hook up of electricity as one of the major causes
of fire accident.
The DC also urged department of Mining to restrict boulder/stone collection from
streams and road side to avoid frequent landslide.
DDMO P. Duggong said that the district level badminton tournament has been organised
in the memory of Joshi, who had dreamt of conducting such tournament to create disaster
awareness among public. Duggong further said that impact of any calamity could be
reduced to a large extent if people are made aware of general disaster preparedness
and safety tips. People should be aware of the disaster management techniques so
that they could respond properly during natural calamities and man made disasters.
Earlier, Tirap SP Jasmeet Singh, IPS, CO 1st AR Col. B.B. Pun, ASJ Dangme Niri, DJMC
and DF&CSO M.Miri, Asst Commadant, 36th Bn CRPF recalled Late Joshi and spoke about
dos and don’ts before, during and after disasters.
A documentary film on disaster management was also screeened as a part of disaster
HoDs including BRTF Officer and students from various schools of the district attended
the inaugural function.
Khik-Saba Festival of the Sherdukpens
[ Netan Dorjee Thongdok ]
The Khik-Saba festival of the Sherdukpens of Rupa area in West Kameng district of
Arunachal Pradesh commences on November 25 at Rupa. It is basically believe in animism
by the Sherdukpen community and worship of the mountain deities, shunkit and srokhit.
This is a typical indigenous Sherdukpen festival of animism before the advent of
Buddhism among the Sherdukpen communities some centuries ago. The festival is actually
a ritual performance by the specially ordained priests, wearing headgear resembling
the horn of a Mithun, called Khik-Zizi belonging to Dinglow and Megaji clans.
Legend has it that the festival started around 15th century by Usu-Gyapten, the progenitor
of the Sherdukpen community after killing the then king of Rupa Kelling Sowa Gangan
, thus conquering Rupa.
Before the beginning of the festival a team of villagers called Ton-Nyapa is deputed
by the Tukpen Village Council (TVC) to Assam in the Dhekiajuli area of Sonitpur district
to collect the betel nut. Beatle nuts wrapped in white Gamuchas are donated by people
from different villages of that area since time immemorial for offering to the mountain
deities Shunkit and Srokhit. For this a gift of local chilly and pepper are offered
to them in return.
A drum is sounded at the mid-night by the clan representatives called Kaching-Pas,
when the confluence of the moon and seven stars takes place in presence of the Khik-Zizi
from a sacred hillock at the middle of Rupa village called Kamcha-Shree, announcing
the beginning of the festival.
The main ritual of the festival happens in the nine clan houses, namely Thongdok,
Thongchi, Thongon, Thongdok-Achung, Khrimey, Mosobi, Dingla, Megaji and Ubu-Chilu.
All festivities take place in these clan houses. Each clan house will select one
warrior called Makhepo, who will be collected from their respective clan houses by
a group of singers and dancers, after a feast ceremony at a place called Guching-Hin
in the late evening on the first day of the festival at the bank of the legendry
On the second day of the festival the Makhepo’s scale the southern mountain called
Tsangtong-Lu of Rupa to collect the holy bamboos bare footed in the early morning
hours shouting ‘Kitma ho ho’. They return in the afternoon with the holy bamboos
and are received by a colorfully dressed team called Batpo with songs and dance.
The Makhepo’s rush through the river Dinik-Kho with the holy bamboos at a great pace
which is worth watching. The holy bamboos are carried to Kamcha-Shri and offered
to the mountain deities followed by a dance performance by the beautifully dressed
Gomchinpos, Batpos, Changme and Makhepos.
The third day of the festival is the Tsok-Satpa (offering of the holy food) viz.
beatle nut, banana, sugarcane and caseau(junglee aloo) to the mountain deities, shunkit
and srokhit, by the nine clan houses at a holy spot called Lhablang under a huge
old capricious tree. A deity house is constructed under the giant tree made of bamboos
and a sacred tree leaf called Tsok-Tsok. All the households are present at the spot
as the whole environment reverberates with the holy chanting of the Khik-Zizis, Lorjangpas
and Baidong, praying for the well being of all the people. However, the most interesting
moment is the warrior dance performed by the Makhepo’s which is quit thrilling and
The team of Lorjang and Baidong, singing holy verses visits each clan house on the
fourth day. The day culminates at Kamcha-Shri in the evening with the taking of holy
wine Lhotsang and folklore by Asu-Dchaw.
On the penultimate day of the festival all the dance troupes and the participants
will go visiting the clan houses collecting necklaces made of cooked flour called
Khik-Gaw and merry making.
The festival concludes with a feast at the respective clan houses and a camp fire
at the clan house where all the clan members are invited, simultaneously a community
feast is also hoisted by the Tukpen village council for the entire council members,
bidding adieu to Khik-Saba.
‘Revenue collection satisfactory till date’
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Except for the non-performance of some officials, Parliamentary
Secretary (Tax & Excise) Tapuk Taku expressed satisfaction with the performance of
the Tax & Excise department. The PS was chairing the fourth revenue meeting on performance
of the department at the conference hall of Udyog Sadan (Directorate of Industries)
on Nov 26.
According to an official release, Taku assured support in the matters of proper policies,
infrastructure and manpower requirements for the department.
Attending the meeting, Secretary (Tax & Excise), T.T Gamdik, called on the participants
to maximize their efforts to plug the revenue leakage and enhance revenue generation.
The meeting observed that the collection till date was satisfactory and to enhance
the overall revenue collection, it was felt that all DDOs of the various departments
be requested to deduct Tax at source mandatorily and deposit the same into Govt.
Treasury or else action shall be initiated against defaulting officers.
The meeting was held to take the stock of progressive revenue collection and to work
out the modalities to augment more revenue. The pros and cons were discussed in length
to explore more avenues to plug revenue leakage. In the meeting it was decided to
focus on TDS where there is more scope to generate optimum revenue.
All the officers and officials of the department, from district offices and the Commissioner’s
office were present in the meeting.
Governor felicitates Anshu
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa felicitated Anshu Jamsenpa,
who has the distinction of being the only Indian woman mountaineer to climb Mount
Everest thrice, at Raj Bhavan yesterday..
Jamsenpa also has the credit of nine successful peak summits and holds the record
of being the only mother in the world to summit Mount Everest twice in 10 days. She
created another mountaineering record by scaling three Himalayan peaks in just six
While congratulating for her achievement, the Governor, who was former President
of Explorer, an adventure related association in Assam, said that the feat she has
achieved is incredible. She is asset and pride of the State.
The Governor expressed hope that youth will be inspired by her.
He assured to positively look into the proposal submitted by the Arunachal Mountaineering
and Adventure Sports Association for promotion of mountaineering and adventure sports
in the State.
Tsering Wange, President, Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association
and Koj Nawrence, Joint Secretary, AMASA, were present during the felicitation. PRO
to Raj Bhawan
State to soon get badminton stadium of international standard
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The State of Arunachal Pradesh will soon have a badminton stadium
of international standard.
The state-of-art stadium proposed to be constructed at Six Mile near Sango Resort
will house eight badminton courts of international standard with all modern facilities,
informed Arunachal State Badminton Association Secretary Bamang Tago.
There will be VIP lounge, conference cum meeting room, including for media, administrative
office, gymnasium and physiotherapy rooms, cafeteria, and dining room for players,
medical rooms, store, snack counter/bars, change room, car parking facilities for
115 cars and accommodation facilities for 100 players, both men (60) and women (40)
within the stadium.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki accompanied by Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige
Kamki, Secretary Sports Dani Salu on Wednesday inspected the proposed site, Tago
The state government has already allocated Rs.10 crore in the first phase for construction
of the stadium and necessary formalities like tendering etc. for construction of
the stadium are under process, he informed.
He hoped the stadium will fulfill all badminton needs of the state.
It is worth mentioning here that Arunachal Pradesh lost the opportunity of hosting
the national sub-junior championship this year due to lack of proper badminton stadium
with required facilities.