Adi and Mishing pledge to foster unity and brotherhood
SIRKI NANE LOTTA (JONAI), April 04: Assembled in huge crowd at Sirki Na:ne Lotta
at Jonai town on the left bank of mighty Siang river, the Adi community of Arunachal
and Mishings of neighbouring Assam resolved to foster their age-old unity and integrity
in the days to come.
The Jonai town of Assam near Ruksin Inner Line Gate today become hub of the Adi and
Mishings, where they have reviewed their genealogical relations in terms of identical
language and culture and true sense of brotherhood.
Thousands of Adi people from Siang and Dibang Valley of Arunachal and bordering part
of Assam thronged to Adi-Mishing Cultural Exchange meet wearing traditional attires.
The Adi-Mishing Le:mo Kebang (AMLK), which is shouldering responsibility of organizing
the two-day programme has decorated the main pandals with 100 compartmental stalls
for exhibition of “Traditional Food” and “Attires” of both the Adis and Mishing as
The first day programme started with hoisting of cultural flag by AMLK president
Raju Medok, who reiterated the relation between Adis and Mishings existing from the
time immemorial. He feels that both Adi and Mishing belong to a single community,
but after a political separation into Assam and Arunachal, most of the Mishings are
dwelling in the plain land of Assam.
The programme was followed by a “Delegate Session”, which was declared open by Mishing
Bane Kebang Joint Secretary Girin Morang in presence of huge gathering including
Arunachal Minister Bosiram Siram. More than 600 delegates from various Adi and Mishing
frontier organizations have joined the meet and exchange their feelings on historical
evidences of Adi-Mishing relationship.
While inaugurating the delegate meet, the secretary (HQ) of Adi Baane Kebang (ABK)
Tabung Ering reiterated the genetic relation of the Adis and present Mishings living
in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. He said that Assam-Arunachal boundary was created
for administrative convenience of the governments, but the demarcation can never
distort the parental relation between the two lobes of the tribal community.
Addressing the occasion, Okom Yosung of Pasighat said the Adis and Mishings earlier
lived together in present Upper Siang of Arunachal. But after a set of inter-village
skirmishes, the Mishings were compelled to migrate to down lands along the river
routes. Reiterating the historical evidences, Yosung said that Adi-Mishing relationship
is bonding in similar language, culture and traditional customs.
Speaking the delegate session, Minister Bosiram Siram recalled Adi-Mishing relationship
and urged the people of both the groups to foster the feelings of oneness in the
coming days. Taking reference of various write-ups during the British regime in the
country, he affirmed that the British diplomats, who had peaked into the traditional
behaviours of Adi and Mishings had appreciated the genetic relation between them.
According to him, the demarcation of Assam Arunachal was made for administrative
convenience and such political separation over the ethnic community would never diminish
their parental relationship and the sense of brotherhood.
Siram, in course of his speech said some historians wrote stories about the tribal
communities with influenced by wrong information, which sometimes creates confusion
among the anthropologists as well as the laymen.
Expressing his discontent over the growing trend of movement with bandh call by the
student communities, the minister said such movement doesn’t serve any developmental
purpose. He suggested the student and youths to follow up the right ways of approaching
towards the government. The leaders should build up their efficiency in legal procedures
rather than taking up path of agitation in order to pursue competent authorities
The tomorrow’s programme will start with plantation in and around the Jonai town
and will be followed up a cultural exchange programme. There will be an open session
in the afternoon, where eminent thinkers and researchers are expected to share their
knowledge on the historical background of Adi and Mishing relations.
Traditional Food Mela and exhibition of traditional attires was the main attraction
of the inaugural day programme.
Gibbon conservation awareness prog reaches Dello village
ITANAGAR, April 04: School children in Dello village spoke out in support of the
Hoolock gibbons at an awareness programme organised this week as part of the Mehao
Gibbon and Bear Rescue Project.
The programme was organized by Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department and International
Fund for Animal Welfare - Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI), to make the children
aware of the plight of gibbons in the village.
More than 15 families of eastern Hoolock gibbons (Hoolock leuconedys) were found
stranded in scattered trees in Dello. Under the project, five families have been
rescued and relocated in a safe habitat at Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary.
"Through this campaign, we tried to understand the children's views on wildlife particularly
the gibbons that they see around their houses, and then informed them about their
plight," said Ipra Mekola, State Advisory Board member.
"We got some very interesting and encouraging insight into these children's minds."
Many of the students who spoke up, considered gibbons as a symbol which is deeply
rooted in their culture and daily life. One even said that he will spread information
among people to not abuse them as they are gentle animals, who doesn't cause any
harm to humans.
Kenjum Rina, Divisional Forest Officer - Mehao WLS, said, "It is very important that
students of the local community understand the value of conservation as they will
be the protectors of the wild tomorrow."
The campaign was organized in the Government Public School. A drawing competition
on wildlife was also held to generate interest among the students after which prizes
were distributed to the winners.
In addition to the talks by Mekola and Rina, encouraging the students to learn more
and take pride in saving their heritage, the students were also made aware on the
aims and activities of the project by IFAW-WTI members Dr Kuladeep Roy and Soumya
"These students have seen gibbons, but their plight here is something that many may
not be aware of. We wanted them to know what was their status, what is being done
under our project, and why, so that they understand the issue", said Dr Kuladeep
‘Arunachal has potential to become hub of adventure sports’
First leg of advance course on white water rafting ends
ITANAGAR, April 04: The first leg of advance course on white water rafting cum recee
organized by department of tourism, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with
Arunachal Adventure Association (AAA) and Indian Rafting Foundation (IRF) ended today
at Bhalukpong. All together 20 local youths were given advance training for 3 days
at Seppa which started on 28th of last month. However, only 15 of them continued
till the last journey. The training was followed by expedition cum recee on Kameng
Braving tough weather condition and turbulent Kameng River, the team reached Bhalukpong
safely. Apart from the trainees the team comprised of members of Arunachal Adventure
Association, Indian Rafting Foundation and Donyi Hango Tours. The president of IRF
Shaukant Sikand who was one of the resource persons to impart advance course to the
trainees also joined the recee team.
Sharing his experience he stated that Arunachal has every potential to become hub
of adventure sports particularly river rafting in the future. “Nature has gifted
Arunachal many stunning rivers. Adding to it the youths of state seems to enjoy being
close to the nature and therefore if given proper chance river rafting sports will
flourish in the state. However, just organizing one training session in a year and
then forgetting them altogether will not help their cause. These trainees should
be sent to other states for better training and Govt should support them,” said Shaukat.
Further he added, “After the end of three leg programme, I will select some boys
and send them to either Rishikesh or Ladakh for further training. I will also try
my best to send them to abroad to participate in various international rafting championships
depending upon their sincerity and hard work.”
Meanwhile, the organizer of event has selected three trainees from Seppa leg including
two girls namely Devi Dada and Namne Riang along with a boy Mingmo to participate
at Daporijo and Mechuka events. On the basis of their performance and sincerity,
the three were selected for the exposure trip which includes river rafting expedition
cum recee from Daporijo to Gerkhamukh on river Subansiri and last one from Mechuka
to Pasighat on river Siang.
Meanwhile the trainees expressed satisfaction over the training programme. “The resource
persons and equipments used are all world class. During our recee cum expedition
trip we never faced any major hurdle and we safely reached Bhalukpong despite Rough
River. We are thankful to AAA, IRF and especially department of tourism for giving
us chance to get such high standard course on white water river rafting,” said Mingmo,
one of trainees who hails from Seppa town. The second leg of course will begin on
8th of this month at Daporijo.
Stipend woes hit RGU students
ITANAGAR, April 04: With the clock ticking down for last lap of academic season in
the colleges and the university, particularly in the months of March and April, the
students keep on splurging their few amounts as they get from scholarship money (stipend).
Some students spend merrily on buying clothes and other stuffs and few on refreshment
to ease out stressful mind being burnt on examination preparation.
At the same time the students of department of Mass Communication (both master and
diploma), Mathematics and Computer Science of Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills
here, are going through tough phase as they yet to get their stipend. Getting stipend
remained a mere dream for them even after their fellow scholarship awardees got stipend
few months ago. Dealing with stipend woes, the students are left with fuming and
fretting, seemingly these three departments are more or less forgotten departments
and have been left on the earth to fend for themselves off.
Many have already abandoned their hope to get stipend. “I almost forgot that there
is stipend for us too” said a MA Mass Com student. “My friends got their stipend
months ago but I yet to see mine” rued a Mathematics student.
However they are yet to come in term that what makes the authority delay in releasing
the stipend for the students of these three departments. Few students also accused
the state government and authority of step-motherly treatment.
On being enquired by these correspondents, the sources from RGU said that it yet
to receive money from the authority. “As soon as we receive money from the authority
we will hurriedly disburse it to respective students” said section officer in academic
branch S. Pal (As told by Taya Bagang M.A Mass Com RGU).
District level training on economic census
ZIRO, April 04: Two days Circle and Charge level training organized by District Statistics
Office on 6th Economic Census started here at Abotani Hall today.
Addressing the charge level officers, Enumerators and Supervisors, DC cum Deputy
Eco-Census Commissioner, Lower Subansiri Taru Talo called for collecting correct
and detailed data from each and every household and stressed that no household should
be left out so that actual economic activities and condition is reflected.
He apprised the trainees that this information will be used for planning purposes
and to assess the contribution of various sectors to the economy. Thus, all the appointed
enumerators and supervisors need to work sincerely and attend the training intently
as any mistake in the data entry may lead to wrong assessment of the area, the DC
He also observed that many applications have been coming from supervisors and enumerators
to exempt them from this duty but no one clan be spared due to scarcity of man power
as regards the density of population in the area. Only those who are medically unfit
may be excused after being examined by a medical board constituted for this purpose.
Even those citing other reasons for being exempted from the duty will be scrutinized
and investigated into.
Trainers from DIET Yachuli, GK Singh and RS Bright came for imparting the training
on collecting data for this Economic Census. Method of filling up each of the three
schedules i.e. 6A (House and Establishment Listing Schedule), 6B (Establishment Abstract)
and6C (Directory of Establishment Schedule) were taught in detail. They would remain
approachable for clarifying any doubt if any remains after the training too, they
This enumeration will not only list the economic activities of a household in all
area but will also help in updating Layout map of each enumeration block as the enumerators
will also be required to enter new households in this economic census and locate
it in the maps provided to them. DIPRO
KHONSA, April 04: The 15-day coaching classes for the science students of Class-XI
and XII to prepare them for forthcoming entrance examinations concluded successfully
Addressing the students at the valedictory function, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr
Sachin Shinde told the students not to be nervous seeing the question papers and
asked them to attempt the ones they thoroughly knew and never beat around the bush.
He said that they need not answer all the questions and said that their performances
in the ensuing test would enthuse the TDCCC members to work harder and make the TDCCC
more result-oriented. He thanked the faculty members for their painstaking effort
coming all the way from Pune. Uday Limaye, head of the resource persons in his speech
hoped that the students had grasped some useful tips that would stand them in good
stead in their career and said that their interaction with the students had enriched
their lives. He hoped that in future also they would continue to interact.
Earlier, N. Tangjang, DLEO and member of TDCCC thanked the Deputy Commissioner and
the faculty members for initiating the coaching classes. The 15-day coaching classes
was efficiently co-ordinated by DIO, NIC Ajay Singh. Altogether there were 26 students
who regularly attended the coaching classes. The valedictory function was attended
by TDCCC members, HoDs and teachers and students.
The programe was jointly conducted by the Tirap District Career Counseling Cell
and Pune based NGO Jnana Prabodhini. DIPRO
Training cum workshop for in-service teachers organized
AALO, April 04: The 8 days training cum workshop for in-service teachers organized
by DRC Kamki in two phases from March 28 to April 4 concluded today.
The training cum workshop for in-service teachers at elementary level in developing
low cost teaching aids in different areas in English, Mathematics and Science was
inaugurated by West Siang Deputy Director of School Education Tomi Doke (Lendo),
at DRC Kamki. On the occasion, he emphasized the need of such programme to abreast
the latest developments and changes in education policy. Moreover, he suggested the
trainees to implement the new teaching techniques, knowledge and skills that they
would learn during the training to develop low cost teaching aids, especially in
English, Mathematics and Science in their respective School.
Prof. Anil Kumar Dept. of English DPC Kamki, SK Varshney Vice Principal GHSS Miao,
KK Jha, JT GHSS Aalo, Gemar Karga, Dist. Pedagogy Coordinator Aalo, TN Prasad, lecturer
DRC Kamki spoke on the occasion as a resource person. DIPRO
Consultative meeting held at Anini for the ensuing PR election
ANINI, April 04: Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer
Tamune Miso conducted a consultative meeting with the HOOs, administrative and other
officers of the district in his official chamber to discuss measures to ensure conduction
of forthcoming Panchayat election in a free and fair manner.
Informing that ‘Model Code of Conduct’ in the district will be enforced soon, the
DC appealed to all to adhere firmly to it. The DC also suggested to exercise full
impartiality, secrecy while working with any election related matters and also urged
every officer/official to abstain from any political activities, like campaigning,
passing unnecessary remarks etc.
Conduction of election in Dibang Valley District is very difficult as compared to
other districts of the state chiefly due to its remoteness, communication bottleneck
and proneness to natural calamity, especially during rainy season, he said. The DC
appealed to all officers and officials of the district to be in state of preparedness
both mentally and physically.
Elaborative discussions on security arrangements, installation of wireless communications
at various locations, requirement of vehicle, movement plans, master trainers etc.
were held in the meeting. DIPRO
Preparation for economic census
Yupia, April 04: Deputy Commissioner cum District Economic Census Commissioner, PapumPare
District Pige Ligu inaugurated Sixth Economic Census District Level training Programme
of Charge Officers at DRDA Conference Hall here today.
Underlining the importance of Economic Census, the Deputy Commissioner called upon
the officers to take full advantage of the training and to ensure proper implementation
of Sixth Economic Census survey 2012 in a successful manner in the district. He urged
the administrative cum Charge Officers to ensure proper participation of Enumerators
and Supervisors at respective circle level training programme so that they can deliver
their service sincerely and smoothly as responsible field officers by collecting
He also pointed out that crucial data collected through Economic Census survey at
field level will help in comprehensive analysis of different economic structure in
the District and will also help in undertaking proper planning of all activities
of different sectors and their contributions to the economic development of the area.
The day-long programme was organized by the District Statistical Office, Yupia and
attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, EACs, COs, BDOs and staff
of DSO office, Yupia. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
ITANAGAR, April 04: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh has
extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the
festive occasion of Mopin.
In his festival messages, the Governor expressed the hope that the festivity will
usher in happiness, universal peace, bumper harvest, and prosperity for all.
“On this auspicious occasion, I offer my prayers to Almighty Donyi-Polo and Ane Mopin
to bless each one of us with their choicest blessings,” the Governor wished.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also extended his sincere greetings to the people of
Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Mopin festival.
In his message Tuki said “We have been blessed with beautiful nature and the auspicious
Mopin is one such means to express our gratitude to almighty god for showering it
“I, on this auspicious occasion, join the members of Galo Society in their prayers
to “Pinku Pinte”, Mopin Goddess to bless each one of us with peace prosperity, sound
health and with bumper harvest in the years to come” the message further read.
IMWA cautions against forceful donation
ITANAGAR, April 04: Sounding alarm on the forceful collection of donation in and
around in the market here, Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) today said
that it would not tolerate such illegal activities.
Claiming that many self-style organizations are collecting materials and going on
free donation spree at market, IMWA urged the district administration to deal sternly
with involved persons. The forceful donation in the market by some youths created
disorder among the business community, IMWA said in a release. Further market welfare
association also appealed to district administration to strictly check the vehicles
without numbers plate in order to check and minimize criminals activities.
Four houses gutted in Aalo
AALO, April 04: Four dwelling houses (OBT) were burnt to ashes while one partially
damaged in a massive fire accident which broke out near Power House here yesterday.
However, there was no report of loss of human life. The cause of the fire, which
broke out at around 11.30 am, is not yet known. Properties worth lakhs of rupees
were also damaged in the fire which was doused by timely intervention of fire brigade
and local people.
Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete rushed to the spot and distributed immediate relief
to the affected families. He appealed to the people to be very cautious while handling
fire and said that precaution is the best remedy for prevention of fire accident.
ITANAGAR, April 04: Arunachal Pradesh state team comprising 75 men, 48 women and
17 officials are leaving here tomorrow for Imphal, Manipur to participate in the
27th North East Games-2013 beginning from April 8.
Arunachal will participate in Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Football, Badminton,
Table Tennis, Wushu and Taekwondo. A four days unique interactive workshop and clinic
for the players and students of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy is also being conducted
by Dr. Jatin N Valia, a sports Psychologist from Mumbai assisted by Anup Singh at
Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy, Sports Complex Chimpu, Itanagar to prepare the participants
for the NE Games.
Papum Pare DSO Boby Meitei is the Chief-de-Mission.
Over 400 patients benefited from health mela
ITANAGAR, April 04: A ‘Health Mela’ was organized by District Health Society, Lower
Subansiri District at Deed on March 30.
A total of 460 patients suffering from various ailments were treated by the team
of doctors, including Dr. L Nyorak, Dr. Dusu Grayu, Dr. Hage Taker, Dr. Tazang Michi,
Dr. Kuru Tama, Dr. Tabu Roji, Dr. Luksi Memmi, Dr. Tana Tat, Dr. H.Tam, and Dr. K
Basar with help of 40 technical staff and health workers.
Of the total patients treated in the camp, 135 were eye patients, 121 Orthopedics,
39 Dental, 14 Gynae and rest were medicine. Hepatitis-B screening of 157 persons
were also done out of which three were found Hepatitis-B positive and two widal test
reactive. Besides treating patients, Health stall and IEC on RNTCP, NVBDCP, Family
Planning, HIV/ AIDS, etc., were also organized.
ITANAGAR, April 04: Reiterating its demand for grant of compensation to Hari Boni,
a five year old girl, who lost her arm when she was electrocuted on October 20 last
year between Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan and Jami- Jate Village in Itanagar, the All
Hari Youth Welfare Association has appealed the Governor to intervene into the matter.
In a release, it informed that it along with the victim’s parents had written to
the Chief Minister, Power Minister, the local MLA and the Chief Engineer (Power)
Western Zone for the same but no positive action has been initiated.
Career counseling programme
ITANAGAR, April 04: A career counseling programme was conducted at Govt. Higher Secondary
School, Kankarnalah, Naharlagun on April 1 last. Resource persons from Seva Bharati
and the school staffs demonstrated some of the selected study materials in front
of the students.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal T Tatan called on the students to achieve success
And for success to follow, one has to do lots of ceaseless efforts and painstaking
labour, he said.
Club mourns student’s death
ITANAGAR, April 04: The Ganga Youth Club today deeply mourned at death of Techi
Topu, a class XII student at Gyan Ganga Vidyapeeth who died on Wednesday. The members
of club observed two minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
SDLMC inspects implementation of RD schemes
PASIGHAT, April 04: The members of Sub-Divisional Level Monitoring Committee (SDLMC)
led by the Chairman O Dai, ADC, Mebo inspected the various ongoing Rural Development
Programmes in the district today.
They inspected various road constructions under SPA 2012-13 Schemes and RLR from
PWD Road to Mottum (1.80 km), PWD Road to Sigar (1.80 km), PWD Road to Gadum Village
(1.00 km) and Mebo-Dholla Road to Kiyit village (2.50 km) and interacted with the
The team was impressed with the quality and progress of the works which started last
month. The team ensured that the constructions would be carried out as per the specification
and guidelines of the government.
Other team members were P Boring, DPO, ZPMs N Megu, T Yirang and departmental engineer.
NE students oppose compulsory Hindi
ITANAGAR, Apr 04: In an attempt to intensify its stand against the proposed implementation
of compulsory Hindi/MIL in the first year of the four year undergraduate courses
to be offered by Delhi University from 2013-2014 session, the different North East
Students Organizations based in Delhi from all the 8 North Eastern States had a meeting
on March 30 and resolved that the North Eastern students will collectively fight
against the proposed move of the Delhi University.
A committee with the name "North East Students Committee Against Imposition of Compulsory
Hindi/MILs" with a member from each Students organization, was also formed and a
Memorandum collectively submitted to the Vice Chancellor of DU on April 2 by student
representatives/unions from all the northeast states including Sikkim to reconsider
the proposed plan of implementing compulsory Hindi/MIL in the first year of the four-year
undergraduate courses to be offered by the University from the coming new semester
DC seeks cooperation for free and fair election
PASIGHAT, Apr 04: The draw of lottery for women reservations in panchayat election
for Bosing and Bogong Anchal blocks were held in the Conference Hall of East Siang
Chairing the process, Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra advocated for free and fair
election with hundred per cent transparency. He appealed all to lend their full cooperation
for smooth conduct of the ensuing Panchayat and municipal election.
Starly Jamoh, EAC (Election) while initiating the lottery process informed that under
instruction from the State Election Commission, the draw of lottery for the ZPMs
and Anchal Chairpersons has been differed. He assured that after the clearance from
the State Election Commission, all will be informed immediately and draw of lottery
for ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons will be held.
The reservation lottery for Anchal Samity Members, Gram Chairpersons and Gram Panchayat
Members were held on the occasion. DIPRO
Draw of lottery for reservation of women seats in Panchayat poll held
YINGKIONG, April 04: The draw of lottery for sorting out seats from where women candidates
will contest in the ensuing Panchayat Raj Election in Upper Siang district was held
The draw of lottery was conducted by Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner L Borang in
his conference hall here yesterday in presence of ADCs of Yingkiong and Tuting, Mariyang
SDO, Geku EAC, COs of Singga, Jengging, Zila Chairperson, ASM Chairpersons and representatives
of various political parties.
As a result of the lottery, the Yingkiong Zilla Parishad seat would be reserved for
women out of the total seven seats. As such, the II-Tuting Anchal Samity has been
reserved for women out of the seven Anchal blocks.
Newly bifurcated /created seats /Anchal Blocks have not been included in the lottery
draw for reserved seats for women this time as per government notification.
There are seven ZPMs, 58 ASMs and 158 GPMs, four AS Chairperson and 62 GP Chairperson
Seats in the entire Upper Siang district. 67 GPMs, 21 ASMs and 21 GP Chairperson
Seats out of the total ASMs and GPMs seats have been reserved for women. DIPRO
263 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Government spending on development aid plunged by 4 per cent in 2012, after dropping
two per cent the year before, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD) said in a statement on Wednesday.
In 2012, the 25 member countries of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee provided
$125.7 billion in net official development assistance, representing 0.29 per cent
of their combined gross national income.
Since 2010, ODA has fallen by 6 per cent in real terms and this year's fall is the
largest since 1997.
The OECD blamed the decrease on the continuing financial crisis, especially in the
euro area, which has prompted several EU member state governments to tighten their
In addition, aid has noticeably shifted from the poorest countries toward middle-income
nations in the Far East and South and Central Asia, albeit most likely in the form
of "soft loans," the organization noted in its statement.
Data for 2012 show that although total net ODA fell, along with a fall in core contributions
to multilateral institutions, aid for core bilateral projects and programs actually
rose by 2 per cent in real terms.
However, bilateral aid to sub-Saharan Africa fell by almost 8 per cent in real terms
compared to 2011; aid elsewhere on the African continent fell by almost 10 percent;
and bilateral net ODA to least-developed countries fell by 12.8 percent in real terms.
Get some traffic sense
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to throw some light regarding the outlook
of car owner of our twin capital. It is interesting to learn from our day by day
traffic congestion that car owner in our twin capital is escalating day by day. I
am taking a case from G- Extension Naharlagun, which is quite a busy place due to
presence of establishment like SBI and some shopping complexes. It is good to know
that standard of living in our society is getting better but at the same they forget
to maintain the petite traffic rules. In order to show rest of world that they are
the car owner, they exactly park their car where they may have some business but
unfortunately forgets about the road coverage which ultimately results in traffic
obstruction. Concerned Traffic Department tries their level best to minimize jams
by providing traffic police at various places. But all their efforts may be futile
until we don’t cooperate with them. As a grown up citizen we must have some common
ethics to park our car at the last turn to facilitate good flow of traffics. It doesn’t
curtail our standard to nearby people rather it creates awareness among surroundings.
Most of the day’s traffic congestion remains same and I always look around with a
hope for some magic.
I can only request the car owners to show their intelligence while parking and to
draw parking line to minimize the congestions.
Assam police- a menace for Arunachalee transporters
It is a very common phenomena for the Arunachalee sumo drivers who provides services
from Itanagar to Ziro, Daporijo, Itanagar, Tawang, Aalo etc to be often stopped in
the middle of the road by the Assam Police personnel’s who directly demands money
The same has been experienced by me while returning from Ziro on 29th March 2013.
I along with my family members and relatives were returning from Ziro after celebrating
"Myoko" festival but to my utter surprise all the sumos returning from Daporijo and
Ziro were stopped by 3 Assam Police officials in the middle of the road at "Pohumara"
a place between Kimin and Laluk. They did not asked for documents of the vehicle
and driving license, what they had asked was only money. At first the driver refused
to give the money but he was threatened by the Assam Police that if the money is
not paid then they will beat him. Out of compulsion the driver gave a sum of Rs.
50 to the policemen and they let us go. Now, here I request to the authority concern
to talk with their Assam counterpart so that our sumo drivers and common public are
not harassed in Assam. Otherwise, the day is not far when Assam Police will be thrashed
if they are seen in Arunachal.
Proper investigation needed
I on behalf of Megu women’s welfare society Lower Dibang valley would like to thank
Longding police for timely intervention in saving the life of the alleged accused
of Longding rape incident. If it would not have been for them, we would not have
known the truth and mere allegations would have been made to be believed as the truth.
As per as we know, the alleged accused was just trying to help the girl. The allegations
of rape when reviewed by seeing entire sequence of event is doubtful. I appeal to
the investigation agency to ascertain the age of the girl. Lastly I appeal to the
police to conduct the investigation in a fair manner, which should be time bound
so that the truth may prevail.