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    GoI mulls solution to LSHEP impasse

    By Staff Reporter , NAHARLAGUN | Jan 29 | : Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed the house today that the central government has taken steps for finding an amicable solution to an impasse of the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project, whose works were halted by agitation since Dec 12, 2011.

    GoI mulls solution
to LSHEP impasse

    While responding to supplementary from Tamiyo Taga, the CM, who holds the Power (Hydropower) portfolio, informed about the two-day meeting held under the chairmanship of Union MoS for Power & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal and Union MoS for Youth Affairs & Sports Sarbananda Sonowal beginning on Dec 10, 2014, and attended by all stake holders, including that of Assam, NHPC, CWC, GSI, the expert groups including the Planning Commission. The expert groups clarified all issues including the safety issue and downstream impact.
    Goyal, the next day, appreciated the steps taken to improve the project design and addressed various concerns raised by the NGO representatives, including Akhil Gogoi of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti. Their concerns and demands including the safety of the dam in case of an earthquake, impact of landslides within the project periphery, 12% free power to Assam equal to Arunachal Pradesh, confirmation of 533 MW power for Assam, study on downstream & community impacts and environment concern, the CM said.
    Pointing out that any further delay will enhance the cost of the project, make it unviable, intensify power crisis, deprive job opportunities and make investors apprehensive in investing in NE and Assam in particular, Goyal had assured additional 533 MW power to Assam.
    After announcing the constitution of a project oversight committee representing the government and agitating groups, with four members from each side to resolve the issue, related to the project, within three months, Goyal had urged to resolve the issue amicably in the interest of Assam, Tuki added.


    Give local touch to airport: Raju asks AAI

    From Bishnu Rana , TEZU | Jan 29 | : Give local touch to the airport in order to promote culture and richness of the tribe, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, who landed at here today, along with Union MoS (Home Affairs) Kiren Rijiju to inspect the progress of the ongoing advanced landing ground (ALG).

    Give local touch to airport: Raju asks AAI

    During an interaction with Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials, Raju asked them to promote the tribeâ€(TM)s culture in the airport designs, while urging them to recruit skilled local youths to ensure more benefit from the Centre.
    Emphasising to expedite the project, he said that it was strategically important as with its completion the cargo plane could export its quality products internationally. Though the project was getting delayed due to inaccessibility but we will put our best efforts to complete it soon, he assured.
    The boundary wall was complete, the drainage system in progress and the runway work would be completed within the next three months, the AAI officials assured the minister while briefing about the project.
    About 90% of runway was complete, construction of car parking in progress and the traffic control tower is yet to start, AAI planning general manager Kumar disclosed, adding tender will be floated for the terminal building soon.
    Citing the threat of Sukha Nallah that had earlier damaged the boundary wall, DC Dr B M Mishra said that a proposal has been submitted to AAI to plug the rivulet and assured every possible support from the administration for the timely completion of the project.
    Operation and development of ALG was announced by former PM Manmohan Singh on Jan 21, 2008 and was scheduled to complete by 2013 for which Rs 2.72 crore was sanctioned by North Eastern Council to AAI.
    Earlier, Rijiju visited Tafragam to pay homage to former minister late Sobeng Tayeng, calling him the first general politician, who immensely contributed in the progress of Arunachal, and interacted with the bereaved family members and assured every necessary support to them.
    At the airport, he interacted with BJP district units, DC and the public while assuring to extend holistic support for the overall development of the area. Saying that projects in Arunachal were getting delayed, he said that GoAP needs to speed up the various ongoing projects for timely completion.
    The ministers on their arrival were given a welcome with the guard of honour by 25th ITBP VP Surya, SP, HoDs, former minister Nakul Chai, local administration, Mishmi cultural troupe, GBs, PRI leaders and general public.


    Fire engulfs Gandhi school

    PASIGHAT | Jan 29 | :
    Taloh assures help
    When contacted, Education Minister Tapang Taloh expressed deep shock at the mishap and assured to do what ever possible. However, an inquiry would be conducted to find out the cause of the fire and actions would be taken on the basis of the report, he told this daily over telephone.

    The Govt. Gandhi Secondary School was gutted in a devastating fire on Wednesday night.

    Fire engulfs Gandhi school

    Though two fire tenders were pressed into service, but the inferno reduced office room, common room, store room, text books, MDM room, two toilets, three class rooms along with all official documents and stationeries into ashes.
    Thick black smoke was smouldering over the school today morning with stunned children were standing quietly on the ground with no place to study and the teachers had no solution to offer.
    The fire broke out at around 11:45 pm and engulfed everything, the teachers informed East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava, who along with DDMO Genden Tsumo and DDSE ADEO Mary Siram visited the school to take stock of the extensive damages.
    The DC, who had recently adopted the school as mentor under her unique â€~adoption of schoolâ€(TM) scheme, assured to extend all possible help for re-building it.
    While interacting with the teachers and students, she assured that immediate alternative arrangements for HMâ€(TM)s office, teachersâ€(TM) common-room and classrooms will be made for teaching and directed the police to ascertain the actual cause of the incident.
    Meanwhile, local MLA Kaling Moyong termed the mishap unfortunate and assured all possible help. He advised the education department to provide fire distinguishers to all schools to prevent such incidents.
    Former education Minister Bosiram Siram also visited the school and assured to pursue the GoAP for help. (DIPRO)


    Arunachal tourism takes part in SATTE-2015

    NEW DELHI | Jan 29 | : Arunachal Pradesh tourism department is taking part in three-day South Asian Tour and Travel Exchange (SATTE), which began at Pragati Maidan here today.
    SATTE is a business-to-business travel trade show supported by the Union Tourism Ministry aimed at increasing the touristsâ€(TM) inflow in the country.
    Arunachal stall recorded appreciable footfalls including that of international tourists to enquire about the state and were given pamphlets and brochures to them.

    Arunachal tourism takes part in SATTE-2015

    Attracting the best of the tourism industry, SATTE is an important platform for Arunachal Pradesh which is opening up its huge tourism sector in a big way.
    While the GoAP has initiated many steps to popularise festivals and announce tourism calendar to attract tourists, the recent relaxation of protected area permit by the GoI has drawn the attention of the global travellers.
    Stateâ€(TM)s registered tour operators, including Sangay Tsering of Holiday Scout and Lobsang Phuntsok of Tawang Tours and Travels and tourism officer based in Arunachal Bhawan, Adong Moyong joined the event. (OSD, IPR)


    Bandh evokes mixed reactions

    By Staff Reporter , ITANAGAR | Jan 29 | : The 12-hour Capital Complex bandh called today by All Arunachal Pradesh Border Studentsâ€(TM) Union (AAPBSU) passed off peacefully barring few stray incidents but evoked mixed response.
    While most of the traders opened their shops around noon and various modes of transport played at Itanagar but life came to a halt at Naharlagun though the Assembly was in session.

    The AAPBSU, which called the bandh demanding creation of 3rd batch of AAPBn, however claimed that the bandh was 100% throughout the Capital Complex.
    Meanwhile, the union also strongly condemned the Assam forest official for arresting two Arunachalee women from a Dollungmukh area on Wednesday. Such harassments by Assam forest and police officials are common but GoAP remains mute spectators. Inadequate police force was responsible for such incidents along the inter-state boundaries which justify its demand and threatened to intensify its democratic stir till the demand was met, AAPBSU claimed in a release.


    71% households registered under CMUHIS: CM

    By Staff Reporter , NAHARLAGUN | Jan 29 |: Motion of thanks to governors' address passed

    The motion of thanks to governors��(TM) address was passed today by voice vote by the house before Deputy Speaker T Norbu Thongdok adjourned the house for the day.
    Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, while responding point-wise to the members��(TM) observations, clarified that the governor referred to education and health in his address though the words ��~zero tolerance��(TM) were not mentioned.

    ��~Health for all��(TM) is being implemented throughout the country in different ways including cashless treatment to all registered under the CM��(TM)s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS) in the state except the legislators, Tuki said.
    Insisting on equitable distribution of resources and growth, Tuki said the scheme would relieve the masses, 99% of whom during public darshan seeks medical help. "It is the beginning thus the hitches", he said, adding that he had spoken to Aditya Hospital which has clarified that there was communication gap between the hospital and insurance company which has been sorted out.
    There is no shortage of fund, he said, referring to hike in tax on liquor and tobacco to fund the scheme, which has received appreciation from all quarters. About 71% households have been registered so far, he said, and sought everyone��(TM)s support for its success.
    Referring to the web-based education scheme launched recently with the help of Google, Tuki said he had requested Google to change its wrong map of Arunachal. While disclosing that the map was based on the UNO map, the Google authority had assured him to rectify it. The education scheme has been introduced with their help to make learning online, he said.
    Terming teachers��(TM) absenteeism a cancerous disease, the CM urged the members to help find solutions to local problems. The transfer-posting policy will be incentivised for zone-wise implementation, he said.
    The projects under PM��(TM)s Economic Package is being implemented which needs wholehearted cooperation from one and all or else the house will be responsible for it, the CM said, while informing abut the Rs 3,200 crore power reform scheme, sanctioned by the Centre, aimed at providing a power highway to make power available throughout the state.
    Education Minister Tapang Taloh highlighted the revolutionary steps taken to streamline education but many were going to courts for it. Why the department was not approached in case of defunct schools, he asked and urged the members to introspect about their duties. There were shortfalls of teachers but exercise was on to meet the deficits, while the defective education policy will be rectified by the Cabinet.
    Quality education needs support of all stake holders, while Teacher��(TM)s Excellence Award and CM��(TM)s talent award for students were introduced to encourage excellence, he said.
    Describing the present government as people-friendly, Home & Power (Electricity) Minister Tanga Byaling said everybody��(TM)s support is needed to run the government. He hinted at the power crisis as though the power worth Rs 200-250 crore was bought but revenue earned was less than Rs 100 crore. He said the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) will not execute state projects but float tenders and award it to others.
    There is agitation without clarifying the grounds for objection to pre-paid energy meter (PEM), he said, adding that PEM is a priority scheme implemented in various parts of the country to benefit all by saving power. State needs 140 MW daily of which the capital consumes 30%. Once PEMs are installed, the power needs will come down while saving about Rs 40 crore annually. The PEMs are being implemented following top to bottom policy, he said and sought everyone��(TM)s cooperation.
    Nikh Kamin, who had moved the motion on thanks to governor��(TM)s address, initiated discussions by lauding the CM for his path-breaking CMUHIS and hoped the benefit would increase from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh in future. He expressed the hope that the proposed Vision Document-2030 would change the socio-economic standard of the masses.
    GoAP is trying with commitment to address the genuine concerns of the people, despite challenges, to seriously endeavouring realistic-people-orientated economic development, said Gabriel D Wangsu, who had second the motion.
    If GoAP is serious, it should prioritise the need based sectors in a planned manner as the state has no resources, said Japu Deru, adding that the CMUHIS is an ambitious but with many lacunae and not serving its purpose for want of fund.
    Honchun Ngandam lauded the GoAP for attaching ��~zero tolerance��(TM) policy to health and education sectors. Many teachers on being transferred to Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts had threatened to commit suicide while terming the transfer as political.
    Advocating that the policy should continue, Ngandam appealed to the GoAP to ensure that those transferred teachers join their duties and home posting of teachers and doctors be avoided to maintain quality as they fail to discharge their duties due to social obligations.
    CMUHIS befits the popularity of the CM, who has done a lot in the health sector, he said and suggested to avoid finger printing which needed instrument for registration.
    He called for a policy to protect the catchment areas of water sources which are being destroyed by jhoomiyas and recalled his suggestion to set up Arunachal Pradesh Water Resources Authority.
    Contradicting the CM, Dr Mahesh Chai informed that Aditya Hospital had confirmed that the hospital had stopped treatment under CMUHIS for non-payment by the insurance company.
    "Our people are suffering as they are mentally unprepared. I had to pay the bill for a patient to get him discharged. The GoAP has constituted an inquiry committee headed by East Siang ADC Ruchika Katyal to find the fact within a week. The report should be made available to the legislators, Dr Chai said, and urged the GoAP to fix the responsibility on whether it was the service provider or the hospital.
    Mutchu Mithi lauded the civil society��(TM)s transformation of bandh culture to democratic dharna, but today��(TM)s bandh went against it even when the GoAP has a law to regulate the NGOs. There is only one Arunachal irrespective of communities and this message should go louder from the house for the ministers, bureaucrats and the civil society to follow. The governor has also called for rising above tribal affiliations for the unity of Arunachal, Mithi added.
    Paknga Bage, who endorsed Mithi��(TM)s bandh culture view, suggested review of decision on PEM.
    Er Tumke Bagra lauded the Centre��(TM)s decision to sanction Rs 3,200 crore power reform schemes but demanded that it should be implemented by the PGCIL or else the work would not be executed by state agencies.
    Though the GoAP attached zero tolerance to education and health sectors, but the scenario paints a gloomy picture, Tamiyo Taga said by citing the example of closure of all 11 schools in Payum circle though the teachers are being paid, while the students have taken admission in private schools.
    Every year teachers are recruited through the SSA but candidates are finalised at Itanagar to be approved by the namesake district selection board, Taga said to justify the concern of the governor.
    While welcoming new technology, Taga expressed concern over the introduction of PEM, not used anywhere in India. Why impose it on the people, he asked and suggested for a trial in bungalows of ministers and commissioners to come to a solution.


    Homage paid

    : Union MoS (Home Affairs) Kiren Rijiju visited Jairampur today to pay homage to former minister, late Setong Sena and extended his condolence to the bereaved family â€" Arif Siddiqui

    Homage paid


    Those behind Apex Bank collapse to be named

    By Staff Reporter , NAHARLAGUN | Jan 29 | : Issues in the Assembly

    Assembly quotes:
    • Doodh se dahi banane main time lagata hai, ALG kya? - Thangwang Wangham
    • Who is responsible for Apex Bank bankruptcy? Will reply in next session - CM to Nikh Kamin
    • Dil bada hain lekin andar kala hai on CMUHIS - Japu Deru
    • GoAP bolta nahi, karke dikhata hain - Nikh Kamin
    • Avoid home posting of teachers and doctors - Honchung Ngandam
    • Lato ke bhoot batose nahi mantey - Honchun Ngandam

    • ��~Team Arunachal��(TM) smacks the Opposition -Tamiyo Taga.
    • Corruption ke liye map nahin hona chahiye -Tanga Byaling

    Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today responding to a supplementary from Nikh Kamin during the question hour assured that he would inform him in the next session as to who were responsible for the collapse of the State Cooperative Apex Bank and actions taken by the GoAP.
    Responding to the supplementary of original questioner Japu Deru ��" what was the status of Rs 225 crore taken as loan to revive the bank? What happened to Rs 25 crore not utilised by the Apex Bank? What is the method to repay the interest on the loan accrued? ��" the CM disclosed that the loan on 9% interest was taken from NHPC on June 7, 2007 to revive the bank as the power giant had taken up many projects including in Tawang, Subansiri and Dibang valleys. The loan would be repaid from the income of 12% state��(TM)s free power after completion of any of the project.
    Rs 180 crore was given as equity, Rs 20 crore for soft loan, while the bank refunded Rs 20 crore to the GoAP taken as loan with Rs 56.12 lakh interest, the CM said.
    Rural link road: In responding to a supplementary from Wanki Lowang, RWD Minister Kumar Waii informed that Rs one crore was allotted under TFC during 2014 for construction of Turret-Phinting rural link road and Rs 35.21 lakh was already spent and Rs 67.79 lakh is balance. He said that he has convened a meeting of EEs on January 31 where the issues will be discussed.
    ALG: In response to a supplementary from P D Sona, Civil Aviation Minister Thangwang Wangham informed that as per the agreement between the state chief secretary and defence secretary on Sep 9, 2009, the operation of civilians will continue. The ALG at Ziro, Pasighat and Aalo will be developed by the Airport Authority of India, while the IAF was carrying out upgradation works at the above ALGs besides the ones at Tuting, Mechuka, Vijaynagar, Wallong and helipad at Tawang and the construction of civil terminal would be taken up at an appropriate time.
    Water project: When Paknga Bage wanted to know as to how the PH&WS department has proposed Rs 25 crore for augmentation of water supply at Dumporijo township against a requirement of Rs 45 crore as the sources is 25 km away, PH&WS Minister Takam Pario clarified that the proposal is for Rs 45 crore under different heads.
    Nursing college: A nursing and a paramedic school will be set up soon at Miao in Changlang district as approved by the union minister, the CM informed Tesam Pongte, who wanted to know that when ONGC and Bharat Petroleum are reportedly funding nursing college under their CSR, why it was proposed at Arunachal State Hospital instead of the affected districts where the companies were operating and demanded special quota.
    The GoAP had proposed medical and nursing colleges which have criteria like mandatory 300 to 500-beded hospital, the CM said, adding that the petroleum ministry has also approved a 5 MW gas plant in that area.
    Responding to a supplementary from Nikh Kamin as to inadequate fund under the CSR, the CM informed that 2% profit of company constitutes the CSR and it��(TM)s mandatorily spent in project area.
    Bills: The CM introduced the Societies Registration (Extension to Arunachal Pradesh (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Bill, 2015, PWD Minister Gojen Gadi introduced the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Incentive, development and promotional) Bill, 2015 and Education Minister Tapang Taloh introduced the Global University Arunachal Pradesh Bill, 2015.


    No barriers this R-Day

    KIBITHU | Jan 29 | : There were no barriers or borders this Republic Day as the Chinese soldiers crossed over to the Indian side at Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh to jointly celebrate the historic day.

    No barriers this R-Day

    The event also called border personnel meeting (BPM) was attended by a Chinese delegation of twenty six soldiers led by Senior Col Hu Xiao Bai while the Indian delegation was headed by Brig. Virendra Vats where both sides reiterated their commitments to maintain peace and tranquillity along the line of actual control (LAC), a release informed.
    The occasion was marked by cultural programmes showcasing Indian culture and heritage, including performances by the â€~Warriors of the North Eastâ€(TM) troupe and local artistes.

  • Local

    Malaria awareness prog conducted

    KAKOI | Jan 29 | , Jan 29, 2015: Considering the high incidents of malaria cases reported form Kakoi area due to wrong medication which led developing drug resistance, an awareness programme on information education and communication and anti-malarial drugs was conducted in primary health centre here today.

    Conducted by Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) and District Vector Borne Disease Control Society Yupia (DVBDCS), it aimed at educating villagers about wrong medications on malaria and to eradicate social taboos attached to the disease.
    Kimin CHC MO Dr. Tana Aruna and Kakoi PHC MO emphasized on prevention and vector control of malaria by keeping the surrounding clean, removing stagnant water collections, sleeping under mosquito nets and allowing DDT spray inside every houses.
    Malaria is endemic in some villages in Kakoi whee the inhabitants have to be more alert, Dr. Aruna said and appealed to people to take complete medicine course.
    Papumpare VBD district consultant Techi Pekhi Tara and state IEC consultant Mum Lego introduced all malaria field staff trained by DVBDCP and informed that anti-malarial drugs are available with them and the people should take the advantage.
    The ASM, GB, ASHAs, CHV, MPW, anganwadi workers, students and public attended the programme.
    IDEA with Caritas India (NGO) has been supporting DVBDCP in implementation of intensified malaria control project in the district.

    SOTP for village level conducted

    HONG | Jan 29 |, Jan 29, 2015: A two-day sensitization-cum-orientation training programme (SOTP) for village level through intensive training programme (ITP) for capacity building for the government functionaries, PRI members, SHGs, NGO, Mahila Mandals, youth and students was conducted at KGVB Hall here today.

    The programme, sponsored by GoI DoPT, was conducted by Administrative Training Institute (ATI) with support from the district administration was held on four core sectors, namely, drinking & rural sanitation, primary health in rural areas, education in rural areas, rural livelihood and rural development to sensitize procedures of the developmental programmes under the four core sectors, a release said.
    RTD Dy. director-cum-ITP SNO T Lodo briefly introduced the ITP and highlighted its aims and contents, while CO-cum-Niitii anchal samiti member secretary Marina Siram said that ITP seeks to reorient and upgrade domain knowledge amongst all stakeholders for better programme delivery and sensitizing the mechanisms for involved in delivery of quality and quantitative services, resulting in increasing community participation.
    Veteran master trainer (VMT)-cum-ITP district coordinator Tamar Baki explained the need of ITP and discussed its various aspects, including good governance, importance of ethical norms in good governance, managerial skills in leadership, motivation and team building at workplace along with procedures for developmental schemes to develop the stakeholdersâ€(TM) capacity building, who would ensure better delivery of public services in rural areas, it informed.

    RGU geared up for its 32nd Foundation Day

    RONO HILLS | Jan 29 | , Jan 29, 2015: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), founded in 1984, is all geared up to celebrate its 32nd Foundation Day in a befitting manner on Feb 4 next at its auditorium, a release said.
    Tezpur University Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Amarjyoti Choudhury will deliver a lecture on the topic-â€~There is plenty of room at the bottom: an attempt to have a glimpse of nanotechnology from a laymanâ€(TM)s perspectiveâ€(TM).

    The entire faculty members, officers, staffs, research scholars, students and alumni of the university and host of invitees are expected to attend, it informed.

    Strictly follow MCC: DEO

    YINGKIONG | Jan 29 |, Jan 29, 2015: Upper Siang District DC-cum-DEO Remo Kamki urged all executing officers to strictly follow model code of conduct, prescribed by the Election Commission, in the scheduled panchayat bye-election, at a meeting with all ROs and AEROs.
    The coordination meeting was held to discuss the preparations for the ensuing bye-election to be held in March.

    He further asked them to widely circulate the rules of EMCC amongst the public and stressed that all officers and officials must maintain impartiality and justice during the election process. (DIPRO)

  • Sports

    4 Arunachalee youths selected for NCC

    NAHARLAGUN | Jan 29 | , Jan 29, 2015: After the stunning performances of Arunachalees at 10th Youth and 51st Junior National Weightlifting Championship held in Haryana four Arunachal weightlifting players have been selected to attend the National coaching camp (NCC) at Patiala, a letter from Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said.
    The four athletes are Yangfo Gungte (50 Kg), Jamjang Deru (56 Kg), Yukar Tachack (62 Kg) and Lalu Taku (62 Kg).

    IWF states that the NCC to be held at Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports at Patial starts from Feb 10-Oct-13 next.

    Mithi inaugurates CM's trophy

    ROING | Jan 29 | , Jan 29, 2015: Chief Minister's Trophy-2nd edition for football and volleyball for Lower Dibang Valley district began with Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi inaugurating the tournament at General Ground here today.
    The participating team includes five teams (men) & two teams (women) for football while there are four teams (men) and two (women) for volleyball.
    In the opening volleyball match, Desali team defeated Hunli by 3-1.

    District Sports officer Raju Mipi said that the tournament aims to promote games and sports in the grass root level as well as cultivating talents.
    The tournament, organised by Department of District Sports & Youth Affairs, was attended by DC Shiv Kumar, SP Rajneesh Gupta, ZPC Sipi Elapra Linggi, ex-ZPC Chilikho Meto, BRTF commandant Ambra Mena, District Olympic Association (DOA) president, DOA secretary Angite Linggi, PRI leaders and HoDs. (DIPRO)

    CM's trophy-2nd edition kicked off

    From Tawang Vigilance , TAWANG | Jan 29 | , Jan 29, 2015: Chief Minister's Trophy-2nd edition for football and volleyball of Tawang district kicked off on Wednesday at Changbu Ground here.
    Appreciating the efforts of the organisers, Tawang DC-cum-chief guest Abishek Dev said that one should always aim higher and expressed that he was optimistic that the district would send a better representation than last year, which was also good.

    CM's trophy-2nd edition kicked off

    ZPC Jambey Tsering, who attended as the guest of honour, called upon the participants to make the best use of this splendid opportunity knocking at their door by participating and showcasing their talent. He further appealed them to play the game with a sportsmanship spirit and learn from the better players.
    In the inaugural menâ€(TM)s soccer match, United Kee Brother thrashed Town Secondary School by 4-1, while Seru XI edged past DC-XI and Snow Yak humiliated Highlander brothers by scoring six goals while its counterpart scored just one.
    In the volleyball match, Kitpi Secondary School emerged victorious beating Town Secondary School whereas Classic XI demolished The Humanity group later.
    Tawang ADC, Tapasya Raghav and Rinchin Leta, CO, DSO in charge and other dignitaries also attended.
    The tournament, organized by the district administration, All Tawang District Students Union and Environment Protection Society, saw a total participation of seven teams for football (men) and six teams for volleyball (men) and two teams each for womenâ€(TM)s football and volleyball.