Arunachal Philately Exhibition | Philately is king of hobbies: Pal 

Make more stamps on Arunachal’s unique heritage: Kumar By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Philately or stamp collection is known as king of hobbies as stamps are known as paper ambassadors, Arunachal division postal services director Ashoke Pal said on Tuesday. Addressing inaugural session of district level Arunachal Philately Exhibition at Science Centre in Indira Gandhi Park here, he said that stamps which record history, culture and traditions of a nation widen the knowledge horizon, particularly of stamp collectors. He exhorted participating hundreds of students of 13 schools…

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Never declared publicly to contest as MLA: Tedir

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: UD & Housing chief engineer Taba Tedir,  reacting to a news item – 2019 assembly polls to witness seesaw fight –, published in December 21 edition of this daily, said that “I in any public gathering had never declared myself to be a MLA candidate for 2019 assembly election. The statement in your daily said that it was informed by some close relatives of mine. But, on enquiry with my relatives it has been found that these statements were never ever given by any of my relative….

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Salters’ Chemistry Camp begins

DOIMUKH, Jan 29: A three-day residential chemistry camp, known as Salters’ Chemistry Camp for class-IX students aimed at inspiring young minds to develop interest in chemical sciences begun here on Tuesday, being organised jointly by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)  India, Salters’ Institute UK and Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU). The camp activities are conducted in local language and Hindi for 70 students of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Doimukh schools, according to a RGU release. The Salters’ Chemistry Camps India, part of “Inspirational Chemistry Programme” project in India, has been supported by…

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Best traffic warden to get reward every month: SP

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  Addressing a coordination meeting of Itanagar traffic wardens (ITWs) to review their working in Capital Complex and to discuss modalities to improve traffic management, DC Prince Dhawan asked them to follow code of conduct issued by district to ensure discipliner as they are most important for traffic management. Proposal for a community radio, which is in the pipeline, will ensure better coordination among the ITWs; he said and gave suggestions to improve efficiency. He asked them to refrain from using mobile phone on duty hours. Every individual…

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Sangetsar Lake: A visual delight during winter

If scenic landscapes sweep you off your feet, Sangetsar Lake, more popularly known as Madhuri Lake wows one and all. Itt is also known as ‘Paradise lake’, about 42-km from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, on way to Bum La Pass. Cool breeze envelops the entire region round the year while the lake is nestled right in between the mountains filled with pine groves making it breathtakingly beautiful. These mountains during winter are filled with snow and the lake is almost frozen. It is believed that the lake was formed after…

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‘VYK committed to youth welfare’

From Our Special Correspondent SHILLONG, Jan 29: New Delhi-based Vishwa Yuvak Kendra (VYK) has been working for greater interest of youth in the country, VYK programme officer Rajeev Nirmal told participants of a three-day state level training on agriculture entrepreneurship development (AED) here on Tuesday. Highlighting objectives of the training, he lauded participants from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Manipur and various parts of Meghalaya. VYK and All India Hopeline Welfare Charitable Youth Society have organized the training at Assam Club here. The training was inaugurated by Centre of Learning Knowledge…

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Jhamtse Gatsal, only such institution in India: CM

LUMLA, Jan 28:  Jhamtse Gatsal (garden of love and compassion), a school,  here is first of its kind in entire India where children are taught to be a good human being, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said during his visit to the institution on Monday. Expressing his delight that a world-class institute, where children are not only taught academic subjects but also the lessons of love, compassion and wisdom he said it has been founded by a local Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok. Thanking the monk from Tawang district, who grew up…

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Domestic violence, polygamy state’s burning topics: Chai

TEZU, Jan 28: Pointing out that domestic violence and polygamy are burning topics of the state today, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) chairperson Radhilu Chai stressed on importance of girls education and asked all women to get educated to become self reliant. Addressing a legal awareness here on Monday being sponsored by National Commission for Women, she advocated the need for equal rights for women in all sphere with equal responsibilities.  “If one wants its nation to rise, one should respect one’s women first,” she said, adding exchange…

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Ledum adopted as model tourism village

PASIGHAT, Jan 28:  Ledum, the cleanest village of East Siang district, was adopted as model tourism village under ‘Adopt a village’, an initiative to promote model rural tourism to mark National Tourism Day on Monday. District tourism officer Tate Tatak, addressing all stakeholders and resources persons, said Ledum has full potentials to be a model tourism village and lauded  local committee members, village authority and public for making it a plastic free village.   He urged all to continue Swachha Bharat Abhiyan to keep the village neat and clean. Donyi Hanggo Tours &…

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Huge Arunachal potentials yet not taped!

Attractive handicraft items with high commercial value Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Justifying the adage “where there’s a will, there’s a way” – craftsman and artisans have carved unique but very eye catching decorative pieces from bamboo, straw and timbers which were showcased during Republic Day celebration across the country on Saturday. These pieces are not attractive but command high commercial value as these craftsmen using their intelligence quotient have converted their skill to commercial value to benefit them. The craftsmanship of indigenous Arunachalees is well-know but their skills are yet to be…

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