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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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Results of Army Recruitment Rally held at Pasighat

Following is the result of Army Recruitment Rally held at Pasighat. The result is for all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Forlorn” to open IISFF on Sunday featuring Iconic Bengali actor andDadasaheb Phalke Award Winner Soumitra Chatterjee

Imphal | April 13, 2012

Slated to be the biggest event in North East India, the First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012  that is all scheduled to open its doors this Sunday April 15 at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal, Manipur has finally announced its opening film at the festival. Directed by Saptaswa Basu - The Forlorn - that has Iconic Bengali actor and Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner Soumitra Chatterjee in a lead role will open the festival on Sunday.

Directed by Saptaswa Basu, “The Forlorn”, is a psychological thriller centering around a young woman who, after moving into a new apartment, stumbles upon the previous tenant's diary. This former occupant, a parapsychology researcher, is dead. She becomes obsessed with the diary. Her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic; she sees hallucinations and is tormented by the feeling of being stared at even when she is alone. Soumitra Chatterjee plays the role of a senior psychiatrist who helps his junior Saswata Chatterjee (who recently was seen with Vidya Balan in Kahaani, where he played a simple looking scary contract killer Bob Biswas) deal with the same. Also featuring Rini Ghosh in the female lead, this High Definition digital short film deals with both parapsychology and psychological issues but this is obviously not a supernatural film.

“Besides working in award winning films of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha, Chatterje encourages short film makers,” says Director Saptaswa Basu whose was insistent that Chatterjee can only play the part of the psychologist perfectly. “It was a rigorous process, convincing Chatterjee to take on the role. He is a very busy person and is also very choosy about the roles he is playing," says Basu. "I met him with my mum… I introduced myself; I said I am going to do this kind of a film and it is very important for you to work with me because the character only suits you."

This film was premiered at the 8th Kolkata Short Film Festival (International) on 8th December, 2011. This is the first short film in which Saswata Chatterjee has acted in and shared screen space together with Soumitra Chatterjee after a very long time.

According to Mohen Naorem, the festival director, “We were keenly looking forward to have Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner Soumitra Chatterjee amongst us to motivate young film makers across the global platform on the opening day of the festival. However, he wouldn’t be able to make his presence at the festival due to his pre-commitments. He has however, wished the festival all success.”

A four day cultural event will mark this prestigious festival. Outstanding 40 domestic films and 10 International films has been received for the screenings like Open Doors by Ashish Pandey, Brian's Gandhi by Ram J Saravanan, Maut Ka Kunwa by Sumant Bapurao Mali from Mumbai, LOC-A Playground by Atul Kumar Sharma from Mumbai, Bengali film Swapno Satyakam by Tomal Chakraborti, Tamil film Sathish Chandrasekaran B.E., MBA by Sathish Chandrasekaran, Malayalam film "Sabdarekha" by Nirmal S, Samvedanam by Methil Komalankutty from Dubai, Iranian film The Bare Foot Leader Zohreh Zamani.

Organized and promoted by “Legend Studio Manipur and Action for Social Advancement (ASA) Manipur” with the support of Film Forum Manipur. IISFF 2012 will witness great short films from around the world.