2011

August -  19

News Highlights

 

ASMs demands restoration of power supply

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Mariyang-Mopom Anchal Samity Block level meeting held in connection with the irregularities of power supply in the area has decided to appeal to the government for immediate restoration of the defective generating unit of Sirnyuk MHS, Jengging and also urged the local MLA to pursue the matter with authorites concerned.

The meeting further urged the authorities concerned to make partial billing of with minimum charge during the month of lean power supply and also urged the concerned BSNL authority to install battery-run power plant with back up capacity at the earliest for proper BSNL mobile phone services.

 

I-Day football friendly

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Teachers XI beat EAC XI 7-5 in the Independence Day football competition held at Balijan on August 15 last.

Takam Tayum and Techi Talam have been declared as best player and highest scorer of the competition respectively.

Later,  Balijan EAC T Taggu gave away the cash award to the winner and runners up teams.

 

Cricket tourney

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The Teacher’s Premier League cricket tournament will be held from September 1-5 at Palin, Kurung Kumey District.

MLA Takam Tagar and Assistant Sports Director Tadar Appa would attend the inaugural day of the tournament as chief guest and guest of honour.

 

Social service

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: North East Development Welfare Society, Upper Subansiri district unit in cooperation with district administration and urban development department conducted colony wise mega social service at Daporijo recently and cleaned garbage and cleared blocked drainage. The social service were voluntarily participated by the all colony dwellers.

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The officers and staff of Directorate of Research, in a condolence meeting here today, expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief on the premature demise of Koj Radhe, peon of the Directorate, and observed two minutes’ silence to pray for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Radhe breathed his last in a city hospital on August 17 after a prolonged illness.

Radhe, 49, is survived by his wife and a son.

Dutta Peoples’ Forum Capital Complex, Itanagar also mourned the untimely demise of its member Koj Radhe, son of late Koj Halyang. The Forum conveyed  deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Workshop on HIV/AIDS

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun is organizing a one-day advocacy workshop for media people on sensitive reporting on HIV/AIDS here on Aug 20.

The programme would be attended by Thangwang Wangham, Parliamentary (Secretary Health and Family Welfare).

 

Appointment

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Polo Colony Welfare Development Committee has unanimously selected Kipa Tagung and Kipa Siniung as president and general secretary respectively.

News Impact

HM all praise for ITBP

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KIMIN, Aug 18: Home Minister Takar Marde today lauded the role of  Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in guarding the Indo-China border and performing duties under most difficult and hostile conditions.

Attending the passing out parade of the first batch of 419 constables of GD cadre trained at Recruits Training Centre (RTC) here, Marde said that he was well-acquainted with the extremely challenging and hazardous conditions in which ITBP troops operate. Due to the outstanding discipline and exemplary work done by ITBP,  it has become one of the most capable para military forces in the country, the Home Minister opined.

Stating that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were peace loving, Marde urged the force to recoup itself in the fight against vested interests and underground elements operating from neighbouring Assam.

The ITBP men also known as Himveer are at present performing various duties. They are posted in high-altitude border outposts, deployed in various states for anti-militancy operations and deployed for VVIP duties.

Marde called upon the ITBP to maintain a cordial relationship with local people wherever they are deployed and undertake various welfare activities for them under its civic action programme, if possible, especially in education sector. He said that ITBP can provide training facilities for the unemployed youth on knitting-tailoring etc. and provide computer education to the school going children in their areas of operation.

Later, he distributed trophies to the winners in different categories viz constable Amar Bahadur Singh, 20th Bn (Over all best), constable Rajesh Singh, 18th Bn (best in weapon), constable Harish Lal, 19th Bn (best in drill), constable Sandeep Kumar, 10th Bn (best in firing) and constable Sonu Malik, 11th Bn (best in physical).

Earlier, Marde took the salute and inspected the parade as chief guest of the function.

Rajesh Kumar Tomar, Commandant, 10 Bn ITBP, Kimin while informing about various welfare activities undertaken so far by the para military force under its Civic Action Programme, assured the Home Minister to continue such welfare measures in future too. He also assured to take all measure for improving police-public relation.

The DIG, Recruit Training Centre, Kimin, A K Chari, welcoming all participants on the occasion, encouraged the recruits to shoulder the responsibility for providing security to the countrymen, while assuring that all the needs of the force would be taken care of.

The passing out parade was also attended by a host of senior ITBP officers. Impressive parade by the newly recruited soldiers, display of ITBP band, pipe band were some of the main highlights of the programme.

The passing out parade is conducted after the completion of recruit basic training.

It is a proud and momentous occasion not only for the trainees but also for the instructors who have toiled hard over the last 44 weeks to transform them into fully trained soldier.

The recruits were also administered the professional oath wherein they declare their oath of allegiance to the Constitution of India under the National flag and force color.

The Kimin RTC is one of three newly raised RTCs of ITBP.

Ashok Kumar Chhari, DIG is the first head of the lone institute of the force in NE region.

The prime responsibility of the institute is to impart basic training to the recruits of General Duty (GD).

 

AAPSU extends support to Anna

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has extended its support to the movement of Anna Hazare.

AAPSU president Takam Tatung, in a release, urged every Arunachalee to extend support to Anna as he is fighting for the cause of billion Indians.

“Corruption would be checked to a certain level, if Lokpal bill is passed. The much awaited bill will come handy for a state like ours where corruption is rampant. Every one of us should come out and extend support to Anna,” stated Tatung.

He, however, criticized the double standard being maintained by national media over this whole issue.

“National media has made Anna Hazare a national hero. No doubt, he deserves appreciations from all as he is fighting for a great cause. But what about our own Irom Sharmila, the Manipuri women, who is on fast since last 10 years. She too is fighting for the people of North East,” said Takam Tatung. Her fight against draconian Armed Forces Special Power Act is going on for so many years. “But the national media has never highlighted the struggle of Irom. Why are they shying away from highlighting her agitation? Is her agitation is less significant than that of Anna Hazaree,? Tatung questioned.

AAPSU also urged State Government to check all forms of corruption in Arunachal Pradesh before it is too late. Otherwise, the sufferers would be our future generations, Tatung cautioned.

 

BWC organizes fire safety awareness prog

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Bazar Welfare Committee (BWC), Naharlagun organized a fire safety awareness programme with help of Fire Station, Naharlagun today.

The team from the Fire Station, while providing some important tips and measures to prevent occurrence of fire, advised the shopkeepers to always keep fire extinguisher ready in their shops to prevent small fires from becoming large ones.

BWC said that a shop in A-sector Naharlagun was completely burned down on August 17. The fire was sparked by an electrical short circuit.

“The accident could have been prevented had there been a fire extinguisher,” BWC said and ,“That is why it is so important to have a fire extinguisher on hand, it added.

The bazar committee also appealed to the authorities concerned to properly maintain the drainage system of the National Highway in order to keep the township neat and clean.

 

Borang inaugurates Bailley bridge at Sesam

PASIGHAT, Aug 18: MLA Ralom Borang inaugurated the 160 ft long Bailley Bridge constructed by the PWD over Seram River on the way to Mebo-Dhola road today.

The bridge offers an amazing view of the mighty Seram connecting several villages of lower part of Mebo including Mer, Gadum, Paglam, Namsing, Kongkul besides neighboring Lower Dibang Valley district.

It is worth mentioning here that Borang personally monitored the progress of the work for which the executing agency sped up their working pattern and completed it within nine months.

Borang while appreciating the EE PWD Er. Oni Jamoh and his associates for timely completion of the bridge, said it was a part of his pre-election commitment.

Later, Borang accompanied by  district NCP president T Pertin, ZPM T Yirang, EE (PWD) Oni Jamoh, engineers of PWD, RWD, WRD and other local leaders visited another bridge construction site at Taro Tama about eight KM from Seram. DIPRO

 

CRPF distributes sewing machines, bicycles to poor

Seppa, Aug 18: The 138Bn CRPF distributed sewing machines and bicycles to the poor ladies and students on the concluding day of its civic action programme organised at General Ground here yesterday.

MLA Tapuk Taku, who attended the valedictory function, commended the Commandant, 138Bn CRPF and his team for such noble initiatives  for the economic upliftment of the people. He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the machines.

Deputy commissioner Tope Bam, guest of honour, lauded the service of CRPF in maintaining law and order in the state since NEFA days.

Bhupendra Kumar, Commandant explained the role and responsibilities of CRPF in the nation building adding that CRPF is always committed to work for the welfare of the people besides its main duty of maintaining law and order. He said that CRPF is for the services of the people and is always ready to extend services even in cases of disaster.

Kime Aya, SP  stressed on the need to maintain a good relationship between police and public. DIPRO

 

Anna wave sweeps Arunachal for 2nd day

ITANAGAR, Aug 18:  In support of strong Jan Lok Pal Bill and in expression of solidarity with Anna Hazare’s Team, hundreds of students of Rajiv Gandhi University took out Candle light procession from RGU Campus to Doimukh market. The participants shouted slogans in favour of immediate introduction of the proposed Bill drafted by Anna’s Team. They were skeptical of the way Anna Hazare was arrested and strongly condemned the undemocratic behaviour of the Congress-led UPA government.

The procession culminated at the university auditorium with a meeting, where some faculty members and non-teaching staff joined the students.

Addressing the gathering, Bamang Tago, chairman, Arunachal Citizen Rights, exhorted the youths to shoulder national responsibility by exploiting their power in a positive way. He called for unity of all tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, irrespective of ethnic differences, in order to root out corruption from the state.  

“Every democratic protest should have its logical conclusion”, added Tago.

Dr. Nani Bath, Associate Professor of Political Science, while highlighting the contents and meaning of Lok Pal Bill, advocated that in a country with strong democratic traditions there is a need for equally vibrant democratic institution or agency to check corrupt practices. He termed the spontaneous participation of students as a beginning of ‘democratic upsurge’ in Rajiv Gandhi University, which in turn will help democratise all institutions in the state. Amidst huge applause, Dr. Bath maintained that obstacles have to be crossed with determination and made an encouraging statement in Hindi, Lakh andhere ho to chahe, koi baat nahin hain; jin ki subah na aisi toh koi rath nahin hain.

Students’ participants burst out their anger through fierce speeches.  

Daksap Ete said that corruption is like a virus which spreads via all media. “There is an urgent need to contain spread of such viruses”, he concluded. Another student, John Libang, reprimanded our elected leaders for their inability to fulfill the promises they make at the time of elections. He called for appointment of persons with impeccable integrity as members of state Public Service Commission and Information Commission. A girl student, Karpi Dini, urged upon the youths, especially girls to come out of so-called social dogmas and participate in all political activities without any sign of inferiority complex.

In his concluding speech, Daniel Boria, spoke in length about the necessity of changing self if one intends to change the nation.

In the same vvein, the All Tawang District Students’ Union  appealed to the people of the state to come out in support Anna and his team for making India a corruption free nation.

“Supporting Annaji doesn’t mean that we are going against the Govt. or any party,” ATDSU said.

The students of Dera Natung Government College, led by AAPSU Convenor, Ringu Kuku also took out a massive procession in support of Anna and Lokpal bill.

The students, youth, business community of Lohit district has also strongly supported movement launched by Anna Hazare against corruption. Further, they condemned the adamant attitude of the central government against Anna and his team.

 

I-Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Reports of I-Day celebration from various parts of the state have been still pouring in.

According to a delayed report received from Tomi Polytechnic College Basar, Independence Day was celebrated by the students and NSS unit of the institute with various programmes.

The day-long celebration started with mass procession followed by flag hoisting by chairman of the college T. Migo Basar.

Ceremonial march-past by the NSS volunteers, final match of the Independence Cup Football tournament were the some of the main highlights of the day-long programme.

Earlier on August nine, the college also celebrated Kranti Diwas.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal celebrated the Independence Day with great enthusiasm at its office premises at Naharlagun. The ceremonial tri-colour was hoisted by Kipa Tapung, APCSD organiser cum in-charge. The members and office bearers of DCSD, BCSD and CCSD took part in the celebration.

I-Day was also celebrated at new circle headquarter Silsango.

Pai Panchayat ASM Taw Nikam hoisting the national flag on the occasion, called upon the people of Silsango, particularly the youths, to play a major role in overall development of the area.

 

Social service conducted, committee appeals for improvement of road

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The Dokum-Colony Welfare Committee (DCWC) organized a social service on self help basis recently. During the social service, they cleared the colony road, which was completely damaged and blocked by heavy rainfall since last one month.

The committee said that the colony road was sanctioned in the year 1998 and since then there was no any renovation work till today. The colony committee has been repeatedly requesting the local MLA through memorandum to look into the road problem. But no any initiative has been taken by him to improve the condition of the road, DCWC lamented.

Besides, the committee approached the concern department like PWD and UD for renovation of the road  but all of their requests fell into deaf ear.

 

Forum demands fulfillment of the basic requirements to be a medical college

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum (APCF)  along with All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) visited the North East Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital recently.

The Forum alleged that required books, laboratory equipments and experience faculty were not available in the college.

During their visit, it is also  claimed to have found that the college was running without sufficient and experienced faculties, books and laboratory equipments. It rubbished the tall claim of the Principal of the College that his institute was among the top 5 colleges of the country. It said that the college has presently 11 faculties including guest faculties and most of them are only BHMS degree holders.

It demanded the college authority to fulfill the basic requirements of the medical college within August 30 failing which democratic movement would be launched by the Forum.

 

Sub-divisional rural games and sports meet held

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: A sub-divisional Games and Sports meet was organized at Bordumsa under Changlang district from August 1 to 15 sponsored by the Department of  Sports and Youth Affairs.

The objective of the programme was to promote sports among youths expose the hidden sports talents.

A total of 12 teams from various schools participated in the meet.

In football competition Government Secondary school Ponthai emerged champion  defeating Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Bordumsa in the final match.

In boy’s volleyball, Jawahar Navadoya Vidyalaya Goju defeated Govt. Secondary School, Ponthai and the girl’s team of JNV Goju defeated Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Bordumsa.

While attending the closing ceremony as chief guest ADC, Kento Riba expressed his gratitude to the organizing committee headed by H. Basar EAC, Bordumsa for oragnizing sports meet.

Later, the chief guest along with Basar, V. Singh ADO and Sikhetang Singpho HGB gave away the prizes to the winners  on August 15.

EDITORIAL

 

 

Modern education to every child is need of hour

 

Lack of access to quality education is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty around the world. Most of the 67.5 million children still out of school are amongst the poorest and hardest to reach. More than half of them are girls, and most are living in countries in conflict and in rural areas. Many of the children who do enroll in school are not graduating with even the most basic reading and math skills, often because their schools do not have enough teachers, books or facilities to provide a quality education. While many countries have opened school doors for millions in recent years by eliminating school fees, other costs such as uniforms and testing still prevent children from enrolling, and many poor families need their children (especially daughters) at home to help with chores including farming or collecting water.

Education not only provides children and families with a pathway out of poverty, but it can also yield even bigger returns for the world's poorest countries through its impact on areas such as health and the economy. Educated mothers, for example, are more likely to have smaller families, and have their children immunized and send them to school. Education can also provide families and countries with more economic opportunities and help promote the civic participation that is critical to building democracies. Despite all efforts, state of Arunachal too is struggling hard to provide quality education to its children.  There are children living in far flung areas who are yet to get proper education. State govt need to put in more efforts to ensure that every children get access to best of modern education.

Many governments have taken the first step towards harnessing the potential of education by investing more resources into the sector. Sub-Saharan African countries, for example, sent 46.5 million children to school for the first time between 1999 and 2008 after many governments used some of the billions of dollars freed up by debt cancellation to help eliminate school fees.

 

MP’s of Arunachal can you hear pain of ordinary citizens?

Dear Editor,

It’s bad to see the whole country getting fed up of corrupt practice in every walk of life. Though our fellow countrymen are fighting against corrupt system, denizens of our state prefer to remain silent on this issue. Are we really willing to act against corruption?  I think the answer is may be big no. The main reason behind this is 80 per cent of earning populations in the state depend upon Govt. fund directly or indirectly and they are scared that if they raise strong voice against corruption then they are most likely to lose their source of extra income without worrying for future of their son and daughters.

Through this letter I would like to enlighten that your current status can’t dictate your children or grand children’s future. Let’s think out of box and think for brighter future.

If we see corruption as in general then it is problem associated with everybody let it be ministers, lower level bureaucracy or common man. The Govt. employee has to face corruption to get promote to higher level or to get transfer. Similarly Minister has to face corruption to get desired portfolio and sadly we commoners are worst sufferer of it and we commoners are made to pay huge price out of it. Whether it be securing Govt. job even if you are qualified enough or in getting the share of monthly ration.

The ministers at Centre say that Parliament is supreme and desperately trying to impose their version of Janlokhpal bill on us. I must admit that Parliament is supreme. Proposing and passing any bill rests on Parliament but they should try to identify whether their version of bill can address the grievances of public.

They blame Anna Hazare and his team of challenging the supremacy of Parliament. No one is challenging the supremacy of Parliament. The team Hazare is disappointed with way the minister tried to use their power and table Govt version of bill for debate in Parliament. We the ordinary citizen only wish if law maker can hear us and feel the pain that we commoner are going through and bring the law which is on public interest rather than just for name sake. The constitution says that “By the people and for the people”

Dear elected representatives what happen to this for the people part?

You are representative and voice of us then why you are not acting for public interest? Instead of serving public which you are meant for why you are trying to suppress the voice of citizen? Or shall we change its definition from by the people but for personel gain of elected representative? Especially I would like to ask representative from Arunachal to both Lok Sabha as well as Rajya sabha, where are you?

What’s your view on our interest?  What you are doing for us? Have hardly seen you in public debate or something at Parliament? Can you hear us and answer us?

Lastly, I would like to urge citizens of Arunachal please cooperate this movement against corruption. It’s not for me, it’s not for you but for all of us, it’s for brighter tomorrow.

Yours,

Michi Tabyo

Itanagar

 

 

Support Anna in his fight against corruption

Dear Editor,

Through your daily, I would like to convey my support to the iron man of India and the father of anti-corruption campaign Anna Hazare. On the other hand I would like to appeal every citizen of India and also people of my State Arunachal to support the little master Anna in his fight corruption. I think this is our time. This is realy special day... So come out and join your hand and support the Annaji in his movement.

Yours,

Tania gongo

DNGC, Itanagar

 

 

 

 

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