Capacity building prog for SHG begins

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A week-long training programme on capacity building for the Self Help Group (SHG) leaders of Balijan Block for promotion of SHGs in the area began today.

Inaugurating the training, Tai Taggu, EAC cum BDO Balijan CD Block exhorted the SHG members participating in the training to utilise the benefits of the training programme, particularly to ensure self employment. He dwelt at length on benefits of SHG.

He also appreciated the timely conduction of the training programme, particularly in wake of proposed National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in Arunachal Pradesh. He assured the support of the block level administration for promotion of SHGs in Balijan CD Block.

Taggu appreciated the role of IDEA in promotion of Self Help Groups in Balijan area.

He also highlighted the untapped potential of Balijan and reiterated the need for intensive interventions in Balijan area and called upon apex agencies such as SIRD and NIRD to consider to increase their initiatives in Balijan.

The training programme sponsored by the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD Hyderabad), and supported by leading Self Help Promoting Institutions (SHPIs) aims to build capacities of the SHG members to enable them to engage in capacity building of individuals interested in SHGs and their management.

Rohit and Maharana from NIRD,Hyderabad are the resource persons and Sanjeev Tirkey, Project Coordinator from IDEA is the external resource person. Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD is the Course Director.

The training is being conducted by State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Arunachal Pradesh.

Source: The Arunachal Times

AYSU and ARASU call 12-hr bandh

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The All Yachuli Students’ Union and the All Raga Area Students’ Union have called a 12-hour Yachuli and Raga areas bandh on 18th of Nov in protest against the non-fulfillment of their three-point charter of demands by the State govt within the three-day ‘ultimatum’ served by them that expired today.

The student bodies’ demands include: immediate shifting of temporary office of the Lower Subansiri DC to the DIET building at Yachuli; no officers of the district administration, particularly the DC and the OC of Ziro PS should be transferred; and maintenance and recovery of govt offices and properties from demolishers.

Source: The Arunachal Times

Security measures for Seppa Helipad sought

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Sango Lomte Foundation has appealed the state Govt to provide security to Seppa Halipad ground in East Kameng district.

Expressing concern over the absence of security system in the Halipad, the foundation chairman Payi Gyadi also urged the district administration and state civil aviation department to strictly implement ground rules for safety and security of the passengers, pilot and helicopter.

It was surprising to see that there was no police personnel or security forces in the helipad during landing of copter yesterday. Large number of public started gathering in the helipad ground to welcome their relatives without any restriction which exposed lack of security for passengers and pilot, the chairman said.

Pointing out a series of recent unlawful activities including looting in the district and recent Boimara massacre, the Foundation chairman said there is an urgent need to deploy adequate security forces in the district.

Source: The Arunachal Times

State level National Children’s Science Congress

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology would organize the State level National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar on November 18 and 19.

Child scientists (group leaders) of the best three projects selected at the district level contest of NCSC, 2010 from all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh will participate and present their projects in this State level NCSC based on different sub-titles under the main focal theme, “Land resources: Use for prosperity, Save for posterity.

The NCSC is a unique field programme for children in the age group of 10-17 years. It provides as opportunity to large number of children all over the country to enjoy learning of science by laying stress on the concept of ‘Learning by doing’ activities on real life problems and satisfying their creative urges and curiosity through action oriented research projects.

The six subtitles under the main focal theme are, know your land, functions of land, land quality, anthropogenic activities on land, sustainable use of land resources, and community knowledge on land use.

Child scientists whose projects will be selected at this state level NCSC will get the opportunity to present, deliberate their projects and represent Arunachal Pradesh in the 18th National Science Congress to be held at Chennai from December 27-31 next. Further, the best two projects adjuged at the State level NCSC gets opportunity for presentation oat the Indian Science Congress held annually during January 3-8.

Source: The Arunachal Times

DYCC, AYCC win in U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket Tournament

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Deccan Youth Cricket Club (DYCC) crushed Royal Kings-XI Club by 75 runs in group match of the on-going U-19 Inter Club Ranking Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at Naharlagun Cricket Ground today.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Deccan Youths Cricket Club piled up 140 runs in 20 over with the help Haroon Jugli and Komni Taipodia, who contributed useful 22 and 19 runs respectively to the team total.

Chasing the target of 141 to win, Royal Kings -XI Club were skittled out for 65 runs in 15.4 overs. Mukesh Kumar was the highest scorer (18 run) for Royal Kings-XI Club.

The ‘Man of the Match’ award went to Yato Riba of Deccan Youth Cricket Club, who claimed five wicket in 4 over at the cost of 8 runs only.

In second match of the day, Dari Lokam Cricket Club lost to A-Sector Youth Cricket Club (AYCC) by 6 wickets.

Chasing a target of 85 runs set by Dari Lokam Cricket Club to win, A Sector Cricket Club reached the target in 14.3 over losing four wickets. Gaurav Hazarika was adjudged the ‘MoM’ for his four wicket haul.

CRY Club, Chimpu, will play against Nirjuli Market Welfare Cricket Committee at 8 am in tomorrow’s first match while Mengio Cricket Club will face Eastern Region United Cricket Club, Tezu in another match of the day at 12.30 pm.

Source: The Arunachal Times

Christian Revival Church Silver Jubilee Celebration from Nov 19

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ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Christian Revival Church, Naharlagun is celebrating its Silver Jubilee with a theme “Eleazar” (God has helped) in a befitting manner at its Church premises from November 19-21.

To commemorate the celebration, CRC will erect a 14fts silver jubilee Monolith, distribute fruits to indoor patients at General Hospital, Naharlagun and under trail prisoners at Police Station, Naharlagun, felicitate to the pioneers missionaries and members, besides praise and worship, cultural programme, community feast and tree plantation programme in the church compound.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister, Setong Sena has consented to attend the opening day as special guest on November 19. Horticulture Minister, Honchun Ngandam and MLA Techi Kaso would attend as special guest in the valedictory function on November 21.

While, Rev. Dr. DL Sanchu and Rev. Dr. Nyakdo Tasar will attend the programme as speakers.

Meanwhile, in a briefed press conference held here today, the organizing secretary of the Silver Jubilee celebration Rev. Takeng Raggu briefing the history of the Naharlagun Revival Church informed that CRC has 389 churches in the state.

He appealed all the citizens who are residing in the state capital to attend the jubilee celebration to make it a grand success.

Publicity Secretary, David Pertin briefed about the history of Christianity in the state and appreciated the state government for their cooperation to the Christian community. He further informed that besides delegates from all the districts of the state, Pioneers and Missionaries from North Eastern state are also attending the celebration, he added.

Pastor Hillang Taya, Vice Chairman Sudhir Kena, Asst. Org Secretary Radhe Kojing and Finance Secretary Tad Akin also appealed the people witness the Silver Jubilee Celebration.

The delegates from all the districts of the state, who are attending the silver jubilee celebration may contact at 9402441739 and 9856029606, if any accommodation and transportation problem arises during the course of celebration.

Source: The Arunachal Times

IGNOU completes its 10 years of existence in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Itanagar RC today completed its 10 years of existence in Arunachal Pradesh.

IGNOU is rendering its services to the society by fulfilling the educational aspirations of the student community since its inception on November 16, 2000, an IGNOU release said.

“IGNOU has opened a way for the students those who are staying in the far flung areas and the working community to earn and learn.

It is committed to excellence in teaching, training, capacity building and reducing the regional imbalances by taking education to the door steps of the students.”

The IGNOU Itanagar Regional Centre which had started with hand full of students in the year 2000 with three Study Centers, has currently 1926 students on the roll and there are eight Regular Study Centres and six Programme Study Centers are functioning under the IGNOU RC. More than 120 faculties from various educational institutions render their service as counselors for the IGNOU’s programme.

IGNOU Itanagar RC is offering 49 Programmes. Every year IGNOU RC conducts convocation programme in the month of February. This year, 176 students had received their degrees, diplomas and certificates.

To enhance the technical know how of the layman, IGNOU offers 20 days computer literacy programme. So far 1773 candidates have been benefited by the Computer Literacy Programme. So far 823 untrained teachers have been benefited by the B.Ed programme. The first batch of M.Ed. students are completing their course in December next.

To cope-up with the huge need of trained teachers in Arunachal Pradesh IGNOU with the sponsorship of State Govt. is in the process to train 6000 untrained teachers through its DPE (Diploma in Primary Education) Programme.

The Itanagar RC is equipped with the tele-learning centre with the intake capacity of 40 students, five of its Study Centres and the RC are equipped with the edu-sat facility.

IGNOU RC Itanagar is involving in nodal activities also. Many awareness and needbased programme had been conducted by the Itanagar RC in the past 3 years. It has conducted more than 10 such programs, including Marketing Management of Horticulture Products, Entrepreneurial Development programmes on soya based food products, Training programme on Candle & Agarbathi making, Training programme on Knitting and Embroidery, formulation of Herbal Cosmetics, Training programme on Steel Fabrication, Finance and risk management in Agriculture for farmers, Women Empowerment a life skill approach are some of them.

IGNOU Itanagar RC is conducting Career Guidance and Counseling programme on 18 and 19 next for its learners as part of its Silver Jubilee year.

IGNOU completes its 25 years of existence on November 19, 2010.

Source: The Arunachal Times

APB&OCWWB awareness campaign begins at P/ Pare

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam along with board’s official has started its extensive awareness campaign on registration of workers, Cess Act and other board related awareness campaign in Papum Pare District from November 16. The awareness campaign will be conducted at Mengio, Sagalee, Lepo-riang, Kimin, Doimukh and Balijan.

Source: The Arunachal Times

AAPSU team calls on new NERIST director

ITANAGAR, Nov 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union team headed by its president Takam Tatung called on the newly appointed Director of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Professor P K Das this afternoon. Das assumed the office of NERIST director this morning after succeeding Professor J Choubey.

It was the first visit of the state’s apex student’s body in the premier technical institution of state to take stock of the prevailing situation of the campus which remained confusing due to non availability of a permanent director.

While welcoming the new director Tatung urged latter to bring back the past glory of the premiere institution by creating a congenial atmosphere in the campus.

Further, the AAPSU team urged the director to review entire administrative system of institution, which was in confusing situation, for the greater interest of the student’s community as well as state. Members also discussed on various issues such as seat reservations for local students during the meet.

While briefing on the prevailing situation of institution, Professor Das assured to sort out any kind of problem which would hamper academic progress of institution. He said, “There will be no partiality and favoritism in the campus under my guidance”. However, he sought some more time to settle down the administrative system. He also opined that more infrastructures were required for the development of premier technical institution.

Till now the AAPSU had never interfered in NERIST issue as a mark of respect to the premiere institution, however, due to various problems which cropped up in the campus for long, as an apex student body of state the Union has come out for the interest of students as well as state, said Tatung adding that from now onwards the Union would take its own course of action against the people who try to interfere in campus issue.

Expressing grave concerned over prevailing situation in the campus, Tatung wondered how the institution would run smoothly unless there was a regular director who not only heads the administrative works but also contribute smooth functioning and development of the entire institution. Due to non availability of regular director and frequent change of officiating and acting director the premier has lost its past glory, added Tatung.

While urging the people not to directly or indirectly influenced the smooth functioning of institution, Tatung said the NERIST was not a working department like PWD and RWD but a technical institution where students from across the country come to study. The interference from vested group would carry not only bad message to outside but also hamper the academic process, Tatung said.

Meanwhile, while taking serious exception to the outside influence in campus matter, AAPSU, president appointed its Vice-President, Nabam Tamar as in-charge to look after any kind of matter which might directly or indirectly hampers the administrative progress of NERIST.

Source: The Arunachal Times


Speak out about HIV/AIDS: Panyang

PASIGHAT, Nov 15: Multi Media Campaign (MMC) on HIV/AIDS organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) in collaboration with the district health authorities was held Pasighat yesterday.

Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest DC-cum-Chairman, District Health Society, Onit Panyang said “we should take responsibility to break the silence and speak out about this dreaded disease. We must feel free to talk about this as we talk about other domestic affairs and civil rights etc to protect our countrymen”. The increasing rate of HIV/ AIDS is serious threat to the society due to false sense of security, misconception and misinformation, he added.

The DC further stated that both state and central governments are putting all efforts to protect us and such Multimedia Campaign involving youths with musical competition is also necessary to spread HIV/AIDS awareness across the state.

Earlier, guest of honour, Principal Doying Gummin College, Pasighat Dr. Igul Padung, briefed about the aim of the campaign.

He appealed the youths to abstain from unprotected sex and to utilize their precious times in curricular activities like sports & games, music, social services etc besides normal studies in school and colleges for personality development. The Project Director APSACS Dr. Emi Rumi appreciated district administration. Giving a brief introduction of the MMC he emphasized on the need of passing of the preventive messages of HIV/AIDS to the people for a better tomorrow.

The DMO Dr. Taloh focused on various facets of HIV/AIDS. Dr. T. Talom District Leprosy Officer was also present and gave his suggestions.

To spark awareness about HIV infection and AIDS the evening witnessed musical performances by five local bands. The Black Church bagged the 1st position, while Bodmas Unsolved and Dormant team were adjudged as 2nd and 3rd winners, the winner bands were awarded with cash prizes of Rs. 30,000/-, 20,000/- and 15,000/- respectively by the organizer. DIPRO

Source: The Arunachal Times