By Our Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Sept 15: Continuing its school adoption imitative, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) adopted Nyapin GHSS in Kurung Kumey on Friday and Palin GHSS in Kra-Daadi next day braving incessant rains.
The NES has adopted Yazali GHSS (02.08.19), Pakke-kessang GHHS (23.08.19), Pabua (Seppa) GHSS (24.08.19), Sagalee GHHS (31.08.19) while Raga GHSS, last in the series, is scheduled on September 21next.
At Nyapin, NES president Bengia Tolum along with local MLA-cum-Home Minister Bamang Felix, adopted the school amidst huge gathering including DC Kento Riba.
The NES team was headed by president Bengia Tolum, VP (east) Tarh Tabin & GS Heri Maring, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) president Byabang Joram, & GS Dr. Bengia Tada, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) GS Tugbom Ligu & AGS Charu Okiam.
The NES team had interaction with district administration led by DC Riba and DDSE Giogi Kaha to get first hand information of the school on problems and prospects, supported by BRC coordinator while Ringu Takap and CRC coordinator Tarh Tamin. However, Tolum assured all support to redress various problems and later led the team to inspect the school, set up as LP school in 1958, upgraded to middle School in 1968, secondary school in 1978 and HSS in 1988.
Besides Kurung Kumey secretary in-charge Gyamar Tachung, Maring, senior citizen Kamen Ringu, who was 3rd batch student in 1961, also spoke. He lauded NES for its sincere efforts for socio-economic development of the community and sought continuation.
School’s alumni – Gaga HGB Tarh Talling of 1st batch (1958) and Pamte Gyamar village GB Gyamar Bunghi – were also felicitated. Alumni Association (AA) secretary Tadar Mangku highlighted detailed action plan of the DA for adopted school before initiating the interactive session.
Appreciating the NES for its wisdom, HM Felix said that works were on to shift Tadar Taniang Govt College from present GHSS boys’ hostel to its permanent site by completing its infrastructure.
Tolum, in his presidential address, also lauded the initiatives of AA led by president Gyamar Tadap. He however clarified that the NES would not offer funds, but only serve as motivator to improve quality of education and enlisted the modalities including enforcing ‘no boarding; no stipend’ policy and urged the AA to work to accomplish this gigantic task.
At Palin: Tolum, who adopted the school here with local Palin MLA Balo Raja and Tali MLA Jikke Tako, interacted with the DA led by EAC Keshang Goiba. He highlighted hurdles for direct benefit transfer (DBT) of stipend for non-opening of SBI branch due to negative attitude, problems of total aadhaar enrolment. DDSE Tam Taying hinted at transportation bottleneck in monitoring Govt schemes in far-flung Tali, Pipsorang circles, and lack of subject teachers while BEO Khyoda Tagum, DPC Biri Tach hinted at lack of hostel facility for classes I-V students and lack of administrators (headmaster, principal, VP). All advocated reintroduction of inter-village school (I-V) system.
Tolum The advised proper use of CM’s Samast Shiksha Yojana (CMSSY) to create tangible infrastructure but said that boarding mandatory for stipend. He urged the DA to work on aadhaar enrolment, advised SBI functionaries to go to the schools to open account to accomplish GoAP policy and programmes. He sought a written report to take up with appropriate authority. The bank should be penalized for non-payment DBT, old age pension, honorariums to GBs, priests, CSS benefits etc.
Before the main event, the team inspected the GHSS when principal Byabang Kioch said the school was set up in 1957 as a primary school, upgraded to middle school in 1975, secondary school in 1982 and GHSS in 1993. Tolum urged the DDSE to make necessary arrangements to shift its office from the boys’ hostel to re-open the hostel.
School alumni retired deputy secretary Likha Epo of 1st batch (1957), retired additional DSP Mallo Tagio were felicitated.
Administrative Training Institute director Pate Marik as AA president highlighted its vaarious activates till date.
While applauding NES team, Raja enlisted services he has renders as their representative (2004-2009) and future plans with priority while Tako assured all possible help and announced to build an assembly shed for GHSS as requested.
Appreciating initiatives of both MLAs, Tolum urged them to work in unison irrespective of political affiliations for overall development of the new district which lacks infrastructure. He hoped that the AA would meet aspirations as NES is only motivator. On hostel system and re-introduction of I-V school system, he termed them key to reinforce discipline, work culture to improve academic performance.