Vegetable vendors refuse to abide by DA price
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Even after the District Administration fixed the rates of essential
commodities to arrest exorbitant prices, citizens are being forced to dish out substantial
amount as the vegetable vendors refuse to sell vegetables at the price fixed.
Take it or leave it is the policy adopted by the vendors as they continue to dictate
In all the markets, almost all the vegetables are being sold at double the price
completely undermining the rate fixed by district administration. To take an example,
Bitter Gourd which is fixed at Rs 15 in Itanagar by the District Administration is
being sold twice its fixed rate.
“We will stop bringing vegetables to the market if they force the price on us” said
Most fishes and vegetable items have vanished from the market after the prices were
fixed as the vendors are not happy with the profit they are making. “If we are not
allowed to sell vegetables and fish at the price we choose, very soon there will
be nothing in the market”, a vendor told this daily.
A buyer, armed with the price list issued by district administration had a harrowing
time as the seller refused to sell him any vegetable according to the price list.
Exasperated, he had to abide by the price dictated by the vendor. Now it is on the
citizens and bazaar committees and district administration to ensure that price fixed
for essential items is actually respected by the vegetable vendors!
Two arrested for cheating
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: A shocking case of cheating was revealed when a joint team of All
Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and All Papum Pare District Students Union
(APPDSU) risking their own life apprehended two imposters at Banderdewa today.
Ratan Biswas, 21, of Soaguri village in Sonitpur district of Assam, a driver by profession,
and Robiqul Islam, 30, of Somapur in North Lakhimpur district, who is a mason - were
deceiving numerous Arunachalees in the last few months by enticing them with the
offer to double their money. With articulate planning and bizarre techniques, duo
could convince people about their ability to make new currency on their own. They
allegedly duped many people of their hard earned money running up to lakhs.
One of the accused, Islam, who has good knowledge of Itanagar and its adjoining areas
as he had been working here for many years looked for potential victims for which
he took hefty commission. According to city police, a case has been registered in
this regard and duo will be produced in the court tomorrow.
The whole episode came to light after one of the victims’ relatives approached the
two student bodies. Accordingly, a trap was laid for them near PTC Banderdewa.
When they arrived at the location student bodies managed to apprehend the duo and
handed them over to city police officials in Naharlagun.
Their technique of duping people though quite simple was quite wacky. They would
take one currency and drop few drops of liquid using a syringe. Then currency could
be rubbed and rolled with a white paper and placed inside a bag. After a while, they
would take out original notes hidden somewhere in the bag and show it to the victims.
Their well planned modus operandi even fooled many educated persons.
The student bodies have expressed shock over how innocent local denizens are being
cheated by people from other states. APPDSU which off late has been highlighting
border issues and illegal migration have pledged to intensify their move of driving
out those laborers working without valid documents in capital complex and Papum Pare
district in general. Further APPDSU has requested all the citizens of capital city
to help them in their endeavor to make capital complex crime free zone by forcing
out illegal immigrants who often have been found indulging in criminal activities.
DU team pay homage to Lummer Dai
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: On the eve of 8th death anniversary of Lummer Dai, the Assamese
literary luminary, a 10-member team from Assam’s Dibrugarh University today visited
‘Punya Sthal’, late Dai’s graveyard at latter’s Prem Nagar, Naharlagun residential
complex, to pay their reverence to the great novelist.
Recipient of prestigious Sitanath Brahmachaudhury Memorial Award, presented by the
Asom Sahitya Sabha, late Dai, regarded as the ‘father of journalism’ in Arunachal,
was more familiar to Assam than his native state for his literary contributions in
the form of all-time famous novels—‘Prithivir Hanhi’, ‘Paharar Sille Sille’, ‘Mon
Aaru Mon’ and ‘Konyar Mulya’.
Although he had made Arunachal proud but his contributions were yet to be recognized.
As an Editor of Echo of Arunachal, the first daily from the state, his contributions
for the socio-economic development of the state were priceless.
He breathed his last in Guwahati-based Down Town Hospital on April 5, 2002.
The DU team, headed by Dr Pallavi Deka Buzarbaruah, a research scholar and reader,
Deptt of Assamese, DU and Jadav Ch Sarma (both central executive members of Asom
Sahitya Sabha), was in the town as part of their academic activities with eight of
them (all students) doing research on the literary field.
Nanni Dai, widow of late Dai and currently the Editor of EoA, received the DU scholars’
team and guided them to the Punya Sthal of the evergreen novelist of the NE region
where they on behalf of the ASS paid homage to late Dai and prayed for eternal peace
of his departed soul.
Tomorrow, the bereaved family members of late Dai will pay him homage at a simple
TDF reaches out to migrant workers
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Tribal Development Foundation (TDF), implementing T.I. Project
on HIV/AIDS for migrant populations in East Siang District being sponsored by the
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) under NACP-III conducted Outreach
Clinical Service-cum-Street Theatre at Shantivan Tea Estate, Lingka near Ruksin today.
More than three hundred migrants were registered and many were referred to ICTC
for HIV test. Large number of condoms and IEC materials were distributed with a clear
message for correct and consistence use of condom which protects HIV and other sexually
transmitted diseases. Besides HIV/AIDS, the prevention and early treatment for STIs/RTIs
was also imparted to the participants. The Project Coordinator, John Panyang informed
while counseling the migrants that 153 HIV positive cases have been detected till
Feb’ 2010 out of one lakh tests throughout the state with the first being detected
way back in 1998. He further made it clear that we need to join hands with all the
target communities and stake holders to combat AIDS. A change in attitude on stigma,
discrimination and denial is required to fight against HIV/AIDS, he said.
AAPSU calls on govt to come clean on recruitment of Arunachal Scouts
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union has urged the State government
to come clear on the recruitment policy for Arunachal Scout.
In a press statement today, AAPSU president Takam Tatung said that many days have
passed since the Centre nodded for the Arunachal Scout but the State government is
yet to come up with any concrete recruitment policy.
He called for a gazette notification on the recruitment policy and to come clear
on the guidelines before going ahead with the recruitment to avoid future complicacy.
Advocating for 100% recruitment of youths from Arunachal only, he said that Arunachalee
youths are born athlete, agile, and well acquainted with the terrains of Arunachal
which will help in achieving the very goal of raising Arunachal Scout.
The AAPSU leaders also stated that, in no way, it will tolerate recruitment process
being carried outside the State.
“The common cry of unemployment problem will be assuaged at optimum level if the
growing numbers of youths are engaged in Arunachal Scout”, Tatung added. The AAPSU
leaders also hailed both the State and Union government’s decision in approving the
Meanwhile, AAPSU has reminded the State government on the fate of its 15 point charter
of demands submitted to them on earlier occasion. On February 15 last, the Union
reminded the government to fulfill their demands and set 2 months deadline. “How
many of our demands have been materialized by the government. We will like to know
before second week of this month”, Tatung reminded.
Army Adventure Wing, Raiwala wins 7th National Rafting Championship
YINGKIONG, Apr 4: Army Adventure Wing (AAW), Raiwala won the Champion’s Trophy at
the 7th National Rafting Championship which was held at Mighty Siang in Upper Siang.
AAW Nimu were the first runners up. The AAW Belgum received the 2nd runners up trophy.
AAW Raiwala won the Head to Head and Down River Race (Marathon) while BSF team won
the Slalom category.
While taking part in the concluding day of the event here today, Arunachal Pradesh
Governor Gen JJ Singh said that Mighty Siang River offer great prospects, challenges
and opportunities. This Championship has given a window to the potentials of the
region to the world to see.
Congratulating the organizers, Indian Rafting Foundation, New Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh
Tour Operators Association and Department of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
and the people of Yingkiong for hoisting the all important sporting and the participants,
Gen Singh expressed the hope that the championship will herald many more such national
and international adventure sporting events in the State.
Gen Singh, took part in the rafting in the most treacherous part of the river, climbing
huge rapids and taxing swiftness current. Underscoring the importance of horticulture
in the region, the Governor said, the whole region has been the place for best of
the horticulture produce. We just need a proper marketing blueprint and the Government
is doing it. He appealed to the people, especially the farmers, young entrepreneurs
and Goan Burahs to go for horticulture farming as a means of financial empowerment
and emphasized on organic methods. Outlining the importance of entrepreneurship
amongst the youths in art and craft sector, Gen Singh said, the tribal people have
the gifted talent in handicraft and handloom. The craftsmanship amongst our artisans
is marvelous. You just needs to put on little bit of hard work and spirit of entrepreneurship
among you to excel in life, he said.
As always, the Governor reiterated his appeal to the Goan Burahs, the youths and
denizens for clean and green Arunachal.
State First lady Anupama Singh, Local MLA Alo Libang, Parliamentary Secretary JK
Panggeng, MLA, hosts of officials from Tourism, district administration and others
were present on the occasion.
Nine teams came to participate in the tournament, which had Glenn Merrick, trainer
cum International observer from Australia, Ms Sharron French, chief judge from French
and Championship Director Takacs Gyula from Hungary. Rum Bahadur Gurung from Nepal
and Tsering Chotak from Ladhak were there to see the safety part.
AK Singh, Director Tourism said that the district administration led by Pawan Sain,
Deputy Commissioner and people of Yingkiong contributed a lot in the successful conduct
of the first ever national rafting competition, which was initiated by the Governor.
(PRO, Raj Bhavan)
CM, Governor, GWS greets on Mopin
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Chief Minister and Governor have wished the people of state
on the occasion of Mopin Festival. The colourful festivals of the Galos will start
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in his message said “we have been blessed with beautiful
nature and Mopin is one such means to express our gratitude to the almighty”.
“I, on this auspicious occasion, join the members of Galo Society in their prayers
to “Pinku Pinte”, to bless each one of us with peace prosperity, sound health and
bumper harvest in the years to come” the message further added.
The Governor expressed the hope that socio-religious and agricultural festival further
strengthens the bonds amongst our people and brings peace and prosperity in the State.
“It is my firm belief that the festival will be a unique opportunity for the people
to witness the colourful, vibrant and cultural mosaic of the State and also go a
long way in preserving and promoting our age-old traditions and heritage” he added.
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 President, Galo Welfare
Society (GWS), Jarjum Gamlin Ete in her Mopin message, appealed everyone to join
her in praying to Mopin Goddess and the twin sisters - Pingku-Pinte to bless humanity
with better understanding of Nature and its ways so that people can live in happiness
and contentment and in good health, without having to impinge on each other's spaces
or to plunder nature and its riches, to revive the values and ancestral knowledge
system of our tribes and all that has always sustained our lives and communities
and all the positive practices and beliefs that have always set apart our tribal
Let us live our lives in such a way that we leave behind a better world for our unborn
generations, she added.
Meanwhile, the Central Mopin Celebration Committee Aalo would felicitate Late Tadak
Gara and Kartum Lomi in recognition of their contributions in the field of Culture.
Life is not the same again
Palin, Apr 4: Her wet eyes speak volumes of the loss she incurred to the cruel jaws
Despite her best efforts to come out of the shock, the memory of her son who was
burnt alive on February 10 fire incident in a private hostel at palin, still haunts
Kyoda Mania, the simple lady in her mid 30 s could not think twice of the scene how
her sons smouldering body was lying amidst ashes and smelt of burnt human flesh after
the inferno reduced the hostel into ashes.
''He was dearest among my three children. I still cannot forget the incident which
snatched away my son,'' Mrs Mania said giving her best efforts to control her tears.
Kyoda Masa a six-year-old boy was among the ten kids who were burnt alive in the
devastating fire of February 10 at Holy Angel hostel at Palin in Kurung Kumey district.
Mrs Mania who was sitting in the Donbosco school campus yesterday wailed when the
remnants of her sons body was lifted from one of the seven graveyard at the school
playground to be buried in a new site.
An atmosphere of grief descended in the school campus while wails of aggrieved parents
coupled with sounds of spades and hammers used for removing the graves, rent the
Seven bundles presumed to be the bodies of the dead children, wrapped in white drapes
were later buried in the site of the fire accident, where the state government is
going to construct a memorial soon.
''Lord Jesus could have punished me instead of my son if I had committed any mistake,''
the aggrieved mother commented in a broken voice.
For Mrs Mania it was unbearable to see her sons remnants again after two months of
burial. She was sitting besides the white bundle covered with flowers while smell
of rotten human flesh engulf the school campus.
Grief-stricken parents of the other dead children namely Takam Guna, Takam Punglu,
Techi Teresa, Techi Yasin, Goda Sonam and Yumdo Gogi too could not express their
sentiments as well.
''We the fathers can survive such shock but it is impossible for the mothers to witness
such scene,'' commented Yumdo Natung and Techi Taying fathers of Yumdo Gogi and Techi
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: A meeting of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
(AAPPTF) was recently held at Aalo circuit house under the chairmanship of Takar
Goi, chairman (AAPPTF) and secretary general Dobing Liyak. During the meeting all
the federal unit of West Siang district participated and discussed about various
problems faced by them.
As the result of meeting a new team under banner of All Arunachal Pradesh Public
Transport Federation, West Siang district was formed. Further Gego Doje, Jumjo Ete
and Nyamo Bagra were appointed president, vice-president and general secretary of
newly formed unit.
APLS literary sitting held
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: True to its object of encouraging the established and upcoming writers
to hone their skills in the field, the 11th sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary
Society (APLS) here at JN State Museum today served a great platform to a select
group of new comers to establish their literary might in presence of a galaxy of
literary figures, including Y D Thongchi, who also happens to be the chairman of
Tai Tugung of RGU, besides reading out a poem, rehearsed a drama, ‘Lapya’ quite radiantly,
winning the hearts of those present, while Tugung’s accomplices Doge Ngomdir and
Tari Sindik also recited self-composed poems.
Presided over by Thongchi, the session also witnessed Tokong Pertin narrating an
article titled ‘No. 13’, R N Koley reading out a mini story on Adi social life, ‘Aponjon’,
and three others Padmawati Ongong, Ajanta and Jamuna Bini reciting their literary
Kidzee kids celebrate annual day
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Tiny-tots of the Kidzee Smart Kids Pre-school here at H Sector yesterday
celebrated their first Annual Day since inception of the school last year. All the
30 kids of the school presented several dance items and rendered nursery rhymes to
the awe of the parents, who joined the celebration to encourage their kids as well
as the management.
The event that stole the limelight of the celebration was a puppet show conducted,
played and performed by the kids.
According to the pre-school management, the celebration would be a part of school
curricula annually mainly to do away with the stage-phobia in kids.
“It’s difficult to make kids perform on stage before an audience but our kids did
well. They made their parents proud and us happy,” the management added.
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: All Taliha-Paying Area Collegian Forum demanded the BSNL authority
to immediately erect and make functional the half-constructed mobile phone tower
at Taliha to bring Taliha and Paying area under its network.
The forum said that BSNL authority had undertaken the construction work last year
but erection of the tower is left unfinished despite repeated pleas.
Thy say so to – Luminous Lummer Dai
(A compilation note)
When an Adi warrior is seen in his full war attire, the first to catch the eyes is
the headgear-the Dumlup or specifically (Dumlup+aro) ‘Lupro’. Decorated with one
or two wild boar tasks on the fore-front or frontal sides called ‘Rayi’, a bear skin
and with the fur intact, tied from side to side overhead called ‘Lummer’ and blood
red Yak tail called “Baaling” (Aabang+Ya+ling = Baaling) on the back side. The Lupro
protects the warrior from a flying poisonous arrow or a chop of a sharp sword. When
it is used in entertainment or on festivities, a hornbill beak is also tied on the
forehead as decoration. ‘Lupmer’ makes the warrior appear more smart and ferocious.
However, when we speak the Adi language, the voiced consonants become voiceless consonants
and vice-versa. Therefore, the consonants ‘P’ and ‘B’ becomes ‘M’ while in speech.
So the ‘Lupmer’ is pronounced as “Lummer”.
Yes, I thinking and talking of my Pai (Youngest paternal uncle), Lummer Dai, whose
parents Jobu Dai and mother Komsak Dai were probably proud of having begot with a
male child and loved him as a decorative piece in the thinly populated Dai clan at
Siluk village. They, therefore, named him as Lummer or the decorative piece on the
hat or the feather on the hat. He proved worthy of his name as he was the only school
going boy from among the children of the Dai clan of Siluk village in those days.1
Lummer Dai was a born writer who started writing from his childhood school days.
At the time when Lummer Dai started writing, Assamese was the medium of instruction
in the schools of the then NEFA and being the language spoken by native people Assam,
with whom the different tribes of the then NEFA had more access than other communities,
naturally it was a lingua-franca for verbal exchange amongst different tribes of
NEFA which continued upto even present day although use of Assamese language is diminishing
day by day with Hindi replacing it fast. As Assamese was read and spoken in the Schools
the teachers of those days encouraged student to write articles, poems, fictions
and even drama’s in Assamese.2
Daiji’s capabilities as a writer, be it in Assamese or English, was unique, authentic
and extremely original. Though much have been written in this regard words are not
enough to describe it to its fullest glory. We in Echo of Arunachal strive hard to
keep up to the great man’s reputation though it is hard showing a candle to the sun.
His place can never be replaced. We feel gratified for working, learning and blooming
under his stewardship.3
He was simple to the core, gentle and soft spoken for; he was a soul with a difference,
a creative spirituality free from moral outrages. He was Lummer Dai, more popular
in undivided Assam than his own state, Arunachal Pradesh. His life can be seen and
understood as a succession of divergent problems, which are inevitably countered
and have to be coped with same way. They are refractory to mere logic and discursive
reason, and constitute, as it were, a strain-and-stretch apparatus developed the
whole man that means to develop man’s supra-logical faculties.4
I was fascinated by Lummer Dai’s achievement memorable- because he not only wrote
a novel and published it, but his name was already known to the reading public, so
widely popular became his book. Think of the bravery of a young writer, still in
his teens, jostling with mature and established writers for a place in the sun in
a language not naturally his own, yet adopting and mastering it like a natural born.
His dexterity in handling an inventive prose in simple, economic expression and his
ability to weave an attractive story with distinctive characters drawn from an ethnic
society in motion show how keen was his observation. Perhaps his success in impressing
a variety of readers lies in this ability.5
Unpretentious and unexcitable personality, Dai used to talk in writing. He put his
thinking in his words. Each of lines that rolls out his ADD Gel pen carried a decibel
thousands time than words he utters. That is why he was a powerful writer. He believed
his editorials made difference and influenced government policies. His knowledge
of history and anecdotes was, of course, amazing. He would never forget to relate
a current happening with the history, which was often reflected in his editorials.
At 62 years, Dai’s err spotting caliber made me wonders what might have been his
memory when he was young. And his arguments wee well reasoned and disarmingly convincing.
A sincere, intelligent and simple personality, since his childhood, late Dai loved
works. He died working.6
The simple village boy, Lummer Dai, became a celebrity in the Assamese literary circle.
With the publication of ‘Koinar Mulya’ or ‘Bride Price’, Dai began to be counted
with the best in the business of those times. It was not surprising that Assam Sahitya
Sabha did not take too long to recognize the contributions of a non-Assamese to Assamese
literature, thought stalwarts Jyoti Prashad Agarwal, Rabindra Sarkar and Manjit Singh
among others had already enriched it. Ironically, the unknown boy from the unknown
village is still, more or less, unknown in the state, which, by the way, is known
to many outsiders just because of him. It is not that he expected anything great
from anybody. He believed in simplicity and placed his part of the role as a perfectionist.
He believed in his work, not in the results. Fortunately, he lives on in his works
and the works speak volumes about the great man from the small unknown village of
Late Pai Lummer was an unsung literary ambassador of Assamese literature from Arunachal
to Assam. The literary seed in him was sown by Kali Prasad Borthakur (then serving
as an Assamese teacher in Pasighat) and later nurtured by Mahandra Borthakur, and
Editor of Ramdhenu, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya. Their role in shaping Late Dai’s
creative writing is worth a mention. The contribution – in the shape of a marriage
between language and culture – by the pioneer teachers from Assam who served in Arunachal
Pradesh, is indeed remarkable. Even today, Assamese culture and language are deeply
rooted in many interior parts of Arunachal Pradesh. Many youngsters can sing popular
Assamese songs and speak the Assamese language. Though our pronunciation and accent
may be different from that of Assam’s Assamese, we do sing and speak the same Assamese
songs and Assamese language of great ‘Hunar’ Asom, and we’ve made Assamese our lingua
franca in many places. Rekindling of the ray of love and friendship between the people
of Arunachal and Assam is the need of the hour. Late Dai’s literary works received
late recognition in the literary world, but as the saying goes, better late than
never, and, in time, Late Pai got love and affection from thousands of Assamese admirers
and when he was undergoing treatment at Down Town Hospital in Guwahati, and also
after his demise, is a tribute of their emotional recognition. Theirs was a truly
loving gesture. The people of Arunachal cannot forget the support extended to one
of our own sons and his family in distress. This shows of solidarity proves yet again
that had Pai Lummer received timely recognition and encouragement, he could have
scaled many more literary heights in popularizing Assamese literature. But the Almighty
willed otherwise. To me, Late Lummer Dai was a great scholar, novelist, philosopher
and a champion of women’s causes, a social reformer through his writing, a guide,
a father figure and a good friend. Love for humanity was always the most appealing
part of Late Dai’s amiable nature. Lummer Dai, the youngest son of late Jobu Dai
and late Srimati Komsak Dai of Siluk a small Adi village about 40 Km from Pasighat
district, HQ of East Siang district was born on June 1st 1940 and breath his last
on 05/04/2002 at 4.15 AM at Down Town Hospital, Guwahati, Assam and his mortal remains
were laid to rest on 06/04/2002 at 11.45 AM at Naharlagun.8
Dear Sir! You were my adorable fatherly editor,
My heart would never compromise at your demise,
Still, you remain alive inside me as an unforgettable one,
Sir! Here I pay my heartiest Shraddhanjali to you,
And pray to Almighty for your soul to remain in peace,
And again my selfish heart beg to the Angels at Heaven,
To send you back once again to this earth,
As you were always to me….
My fatherly editor….. Lummer Dai! 9
May this great and noble soul be in God’s keeping
1. Shri Kaling Borang, Pasighat 2. Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, Itanagar 3. Ms Ajanta,
Itanagar 4. Shri Pradeep Kumar, Editor, Arunachal Front, Itanagar 5. Shri Harekrishna
Deka, Guwahati 6. Shri Dahey Sangno, Itanagar 7. Shri Rupjyoti Pater, Itanagar 8.
Shri Tokong Pertin, Itanagar 9. Shri Biswajit Sinha, Itanagar (Source - APLS publication).
(The contributor is Director, Trade & Commerce, Arunachal Pradesh)
Indo-Myanmyar meet in Tawang
Tawang: Eight member delegation of Myanmar has arrived in Tawang for the 17th Sectoral
Meeting between India and Myanmar.
U Myat Ko, DG, General Administration Department is heading the 8 member delegates
from Myanmar, and Mr. Navin Verma, Jt. Secretary (NE) is leading the 11 Indian delegates.
The meeting will start tomorrow followed by a series of site seeing in the district.
The district administration headed by Tawang DC, Gamli Padu accorded a warm civic
reception to the delegates of both the countries.
The Home Affairs Ministry in collaboration with the Foreign Affairs Ministry had
chose Tawang as the venue of the Sectoral meet.
Earlier in the day, the delegates visited Tawang Monastery and the Emporium. (DIPRO)
Easter observed in Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR: Joining the rest of the world Christians community of Arunachal Pradesh
celebrated Easter, the day of Resurrection of Jesus Christ, with religious fervour
A large numbers of believers took part in the Midnight and early morning mass in
all the churches here to mark the occasion.
At Town Baptist Church, Itanagar, the speaker of the day VL Sailo highlighted about
the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
On the Day, the traditional 'cake' made of rice powder was distributed to all the
people, who attended the church.
“Awards Highway to local contractors”
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Contractor Welfare Association in a meeting at Naharlagun
today, appealed the state government to give opportunity to the local contractors
while awarding various categories of work in Trans Arunachal Highway and other projects.
It also appealed all the contractors to join hands with the association so that
common people could get the benefit.
During the meeting the house discussed about the bad road condition of National highway
52A from Itanagar- Holongi - Banderdewa -Itanagar and appealed the authority concerned
to expedite the maintenance work.
The members also expressed their view that the state government should utilize the
allocated funds properly for the area development and avoid misappropriation of public
money by the working agencies.