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    Save age-old mores that gives one identity: Wangham

    DADAM | Apr 26 | : Wishing everyone on Hoju festival on Saturday here, Civil Aviation Minister Thangwang Wangham passionately appealed to the people to preserve their age-old traditional culture that identifies them.
    Saying that government could only guide and show directions, he said that people would have to do the actual work to preserve the culture and one way of doing it was to celebrate the festivals.

    Save age-old mores that gives one identity: Wangham

    Asking the youths not to sacrifice education at the altar of materialistic progress, Wangham said that education and self-discipline are essential for development.
    Appreciating the developmental initiatives of local MLA Tirong Aboh, he urged the people to support him to make his mission to bring about unprecedented development a success and while replying to a memorandum he assured to pursue GoAP for the construction of a helipad and gave a Bolero car from his MLA-LAD for Dadam CO to conduct his duty efficiently.
    MLA Pani Taram as the guest of honour, urged the people to jealously safeguard their rich culture, asked the farmers to engage in profitable activities like cardamom cultivation or other cash crops, and informed that Aboh had included the 56-Khonsa West Constituency under BADP, which is a great milestone achievement.
    MLAs Gabriel D Wangsu, Nikh Kamin and Wanglam Sawin, in their speeches, urged everyone to utilize the land resources to its fullest potential instead of depending on the government alone.
    Saying that the township must be cared, nurtured and maintained, Aboh appreciated the DC, district police, Assam Rifles, CRPF and other security agencies for maintaining peace in the district.
    On the occasion, a booklet on Hoju Kuhwa mythology written by Wangdi Hakhun and Wangthian Hakhun and a poem book 'Old Friends' Parade' written by Deomali WRG College Asstt. Prof Gankhu Sumnyan was released by Wangham and Taram.
    The festivity included folk and modern dances, a lottery draw with Alto car as the prize and a feast where Tirap DC, HoDs, PRI leaders, GBs and villagers from nine villages enthusiastically attended.
    On Friday, a Musical Nite was declared open by Nikh Kamin, who also released a Nocte audio album called â€~Boang Loamâ€(TM)

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    Sociology to be introduced soon: Taloh

    ITANAGAR | Apr 26 | : Sociology will be introduced soon and ensured that it would be one of the subjects at Govt. colleges in the coming academic session, said Education Minister Tapang Taloh while replying to a memorandum served by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) at his official bungalow today, a release said.

    Saying that the department was working hard to shape the education department in a cohesive and quality prolific path despite many untold pressures for every quarter, Taloh assured the delegation team to introduce sociology and said would take up the demand for introducing mass communication and public administration in a phase wise manner.
    Responding to the memorandum, he disclosed that the department was finalizing the process for posting 17 principals & headmasters to far-flung areas.
    On creation of teacher post and transfer of school teachers, Taloh said that they were working on it to ensure that all the schools, especially those in interior areas, from the coming academic session, will have sufficient and good teachers.
    Galo Students Union spokesperson Marli Kamki, urged him to rationalize the transfer and posting system in such a way that even the remotest school will have subject teachers.
    Urging the minister to immediately create and advertise the post for Asstt. Prof. and lecturers along with non-teaching staffs for five Govt. colleges at Doimukh, Nyapin, Daporijo, Geku & Womenâ€(TM)s College at Lekhi and five polytechnic colleges at Namsai, Laying, Dirang, Pasighat & Roing, AAPSU spokesperson Tanya Agu informed that till date not a single recruitment has been done since its functioning.
    Agu, further, informed that the teaching faculties working in these colleges were performing multiple duties of a cashier, clerical staff, etc.
    Responding to Agu, Taloh pointed out that the Cabinet has already approved the creation of post for lecturers and Asstt. Prof. for various degree and polytechnic colleges which is expected to materialized soon.
    The delegation led by Agu included Art & Culture Tadar Kaku, Federal Assembly member secretary Paktum Lombi, joint secretary Tabia Riang & GSU spokesperson Marli Kamki, expressed their gratitude for approving and introducing Anthropology as one of the disciplines at Dera Natung Govt. College here.

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    Condemnation for attack pours in

    GUWAHATI | Apr 26 | : Condemning the attack on senior journalist Pradeep Kumar, former law maker Nido Pavitra and the great Gandhian Dr SN Subba Rao, president of National Youth Project, along with NYP-Assam unit vice chairman Bhaskar Dutta Goswami visited Kumar at Arya Hospital to enquire about his wellbeing and wished him an early recovery.
    Former CM Tomo Ribaâ€(TM)s wife Minoti Riba, on hearing the news about the incident, telephoned Kumar and expressed her concern while wishing him to get well soon.

    Condemnation for attack pours in

    Meanwhile, Arunachal Teachers Association and All Honik Hoke Welfare Association (AHHWA), in a release, condemned the attack on Kumar.
    Concern with the growing menace, ATA said that parents should be responsible guardians and guide them in the right path while telling them to differentiate right from wrong.
    It, further, urged the authority concerned to act against such culprits and give an exemplary punishment to set an example.
    AHHWA requested the law-enforcing agency to take the matter seriously and book the culprits so that freedom of press can be maintained in the peace loving state.

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    Indian Embassy authorized to evacuate

    ITANAGAR , Apr 26, 2015: With the Nepal tragedy that killed more than thousands and still counting, Indian Embassy has issued a notice that it has been authorized to approve evacuations of Indians in Nepal to India by Indian Air Force, according to an official release.

    Saying that a 24-hour control room has been set up in South Block of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, it informed that they could be reached at : Indian Embassy Control Room- 00977-985-116-5141; 24-hour Control Room- +911123012113, +911123014104, +911123017905; Embassy of India in Kathmandu (Nepal)- +977-985107021, +977-1-4423702.

    CoSAAP to oppose GoAP's State Pay Commission

    NAHARLAGUN, Apr 26, 2015: Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) after a threadbare discussion unanimously decided to oppose the GoAP's attempt to constitute State Pay Commisssion, during the 2nd general conference of CoSAAP at Administrative Training Institute here on Saturday, a release said.

    Its other resolutions included immediate enhancement of retirement age of GoAP employees from 58 to 60 years, grant of transportation allowances, children education allowances, restoration of original system of lateral entry in APCS and review of NOC system for promotion and retirement of Govt employees.
    During the function it also felicitated its former founder president Mari Angu, former founder secretary general Montu Mossang, former president Geli Kamki, former secretary general Dr. Linya Lollen and former spokesperson Tagam Mibang for their yeoman services towards the confederation, along with its Lower Dibang Valley unit president Jummo Riba in recognition of his constant and dedicated service for the GoAP employeesâ€(TM) cause.
    The confederation's 13 district unit delegates and federating units participated.

    AHHWA unhappy with BJP,NCP, AAPGDLU

    RUHI, Apr 26, 2015: Condemning the destruction of ferry near the banks of Kumey river as "barbaric or uncivilized act", All Honik Hoke Welfare Association (AHHWA) in a release, expressed discontentment over the intervention of BJP & NCP unit of Tali under Kra Daadi district and All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union (AAPGDLU) in the matter.

    Reacting to BJP & NCP unit of Taliâ€(TM)s statement in the matter on some media reports, it asked "Why political parties like BJP and NCP unit of Tali supporting those anti-development group." instead of supporting developmental agendas and wondered why the accused persons, if innocent, were hiding and absconding. Asking why AAPGDLU was reacting in the issue, it pointed that according to Bye-law/constitution (Rule No 5-6) of AAPGDLU clearly states, "Union shall raise only issues relating to welfare of labour community for example wage, compensation, equal remuneration and other welfare measure of labour community".
    It, further, asked the Labour department commissioner to take stern action against the union for interfering in matters outside their jurisdiction and in internal matter of a constituency.
    Saying that development is not an individual responsibility but a collective one, it called upon all the intellectuals, public leaders, political parties, pressure groups and organizations of Tali and Pipsorang to join together to collectively voice against the culprits responsible.
    It urged the law-enforcing agency to immediately book the culprits and put them behind bars.