Sunday, November 25, 2012

Noted Apatani Actor, Singer, Lyricist- Leegang Tachang Passes Away

Itanagar, 24th Nov, 2012

Rashtriya Rattan & International Gold Star Millenium Awardee in the field of Socio-Cultural and Education, Leegang Tachang passed away today at 11.00 am at Fortis Hospital, Noida after prolonged illness. His mortal remains will be flown from Delhi tomorrow and will be taken to his native village Mudang Tage for last rites. He is survived by his wife and a daughter and two sons.

A multi-talented personality, he was one of the prominent Apatani figure in the field of art, cinema, music, fashion, socio-cultural activities and education.

To his credit he has several audio albums which he produced, composed, wrote the lyrics and lent his voice to. Notable among them are Popi Sarmin Vol-I & II, Dree, Aha and Piimi Ri. He also acted in a lead role in the first ever VHS feature film of Arunachal Pradesh-“Donyi” (Hindi) during the year 1993 and in “Meri Zindagi” (Hindi) during the year 1995. For both the films, he was the music composer. Apart from his involvement in local film and music industry, he also worked with mainstream production houses namely Bharatbala and Kanika who produced “Vande Mataram”.

When the concept of fashion or fashion show were at very nascent stage in Ziro Valley, he was instrumental in organizing and choreographing the two successful traditional fashion show events “Transetter” at Ziro during the year 1997 & 1999.

At the time of his demise he was holding the post of Director of Frontier School Ziro.

In a condolence meeting convened by Popi Sarmin Society at the residence of Chairman, Popi Sarmin Society at Naharlagun for the departed soul, the Chairman PSS, Habung Tago said that the sudden demise of Leegang Tachang, who was one of the founder members and first Convener of PSS, has put an irreparable loss to PSS in general and Apatani society as a whole. He has prayed to almighty on behalf of PSS to give strength to his family members to withstand this loss.

Friday, November 16, 2012

State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation-2012

On 9th of November, 2012, NHPC Limited under the aegis of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and in association with Department of Elementary Education, Government of Arunachal Pradesh conducted the State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation.

Around 50 students of class IV to VI standard, selected from about 130 participating schools in the School Level Painting Competition took part in the State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation. The topics on which the participating children were to draw/paint were:

  1. Save Electricity to Energize More Homes.

  2. Save energy, Save money and

  3. When it is bright, switch off the light.

The first prize of Rs. 10,000/- was bagged by Sourav Jyoti Kachari, a class VI student of V.K.V, Itanagar whereas 2nd and 3rd prizes with prize money of Rs. 8000/- and Rs. 5000/- respectively were bagged by Ankita Manna of KV No.-I, Itanagar and Paoncha Rajkumari of R.K. Sarada Mission Girls School, Khonsa respectively. The winners get chance to represent the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the National Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation at Delhi on 12th December, 2012.

List of prize winners of State Level Painting Competition are given below:

Sl. No.NameSchool NamePosition
1.Sourav Jyoti KachariVKV, Itanagar1st
2.Ankita MannaKV No.1, Itanagar2nd
3.Poancha RajkumariR.K. Sarada Mission School, Khonsa3rd
4.Taba OniyaAlphabet Public School, NirjuliConsolation
5.Lok EffaDonyi Polo Mission School, ChimpuConsolation
6.Akom Tar BajaGovt. Secondary School, Rono Hill, DoimukhConsolation
7.Ditee BhattacharjeeK.V. No.-I, ItanagarConsolation
8.Donak PangkamDivine Word School, RoingConsolation
9.Taba SamaK.V. No.-II, ItanagarConsolation
10.Elam GyadiB.K. Mission School, MidpuConsolation
11.Tana PhelinV.K.V, BalijanConsolation
12.Tara MugliModel English School, ItanagarConsolation
13.Tada Khoda MissionV.K.V., Old ZiroConsolation

Sunday, September 16, 2012

AD out of Maintenance Mode

After failed talks with my Indian hosting provider, who did not bothered to give me access to my hosting space in their server despite promising me to let me do so, changing of server to some 'phoren' hosting provider, setting up of Arunachal Diary in a new server, painfull 'scavenging' of datas-that were not backed up -from the net and further losing of comments and posts that could not be scavenged, Arunachal Diary is back online again albiet without bells and whistles-in a free template available.

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