Forum calls for juvenile court in state
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Arunachal Pradesh Human Rights, Juvenile Justice Forum has appealed to the state Govt to take steps for establishment of a juvenile court and separation of Judiciary from executive immediately.
Almost all the North East states have separate judiciary and executive system and Meghalaya is also going to have its own high court building at Shillong next year, the Forum said adding that Arunachal Pradesh has not taken initiative for separation of judiciary from executive yet. Separation of judiciary from executive will also pave the way for employment opportunities for large number of law graduate in the state, the Forum added.
ASKA conducts grading exam
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Altogether 16 Karatekas have qualified for different Ryu/grade
test in the basic training cum belt grading examination organized by the Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The Kino Welfare Society (KWS) has felicitated three Class XII students, namely, Raju Kino, (Science), Lucia Kino (Arts) and Raju Kino, (Commerce) and a class X student Yayak Kino as student toppers in a felicitation function held at Seijosa on August 20 last.
The chief guest of the programme, Tayek Padu, Seijosa ADC called upon the parents to play a greater role in educating their children as future citizen. He also stressed on quality education for all.
The guest of honour, Monoj Vohra, BM, SBI also assured all possible help to student toppers and contribution for development of infrastructure in education sector under Seijosa.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: All Kimin Students Union (AKSU) has mourned the death of its former general secretary Nabam Nagu, who died after prolonged illness on August 14.
Late Nagu of Kakoi village was serving as assistance teacher at Govt Middle school, Lekhi, Naharlagun, the Union said. The members prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
CO HQ at Hiba will accelerate development: Society
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Appreciating Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for his assurance to
create Pach Pai circle headquarters at Leel-
While appealing to the people of Leel to support the Hiba poeple’s demand, the society said that establishment of the proposed CO headquarter at Hiba instead of Leel would help develop the backward area.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: While expressing its solidarity with Anna Hazare who is fighting for corruption free India, the likeminded NGOs of Lower Subansiri District including Ziro Development Council (ZDC), Apatani Priest Association (APA), Danyi Piilo Society (DPS), Apatani Heritage Association (AHA) and Meder Nello Committee have decided to organize joint rally at Ziro/Hapoli to pressurize the authority to except the demands of Anna Hazare on Lokpal bill on August 23.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Wancho Students’ Union (WSU) in its 6th conference cum election held at Longding, Tirap on August 19 has elected Manphua Wangsu as President, Panjem Wangsu as vice president and Pholem Wangnow as General Secretary.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Nera Techi, Vice president of Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh unit has resigned from the post on personal ground.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Doimukh ZPM Tana Bado has inaugurated the Donyi-
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Bado said both sports and culture are the
integral part of individual life. He called upon the functionaries of the Centre
to promote both sports and culture in right direction. He further said the youth
power should be channelized for well-
AVP Papum Pare district unit president Tana Tagu Tara and AVP worker Khoda Tarin, Doimukh DPSCC president Nabam Muna and secretary Rajum Tana Tara also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the Kangku Circle Sports and Cultural Centre under Likabali sub-
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Tarasso Circle Youth Association ( T.C.Y.A) appealed to the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to control the flood and soil erosion triggered by heavy rainfall in past few days at various places in Tarasso circle with Town Bill, Daria Bill and Bormai villages being the worst affected.
TCYA in a release claimed that most of the cultivable lands of Town Bill and Daria Bill villages were washed away by Dukha and Bihumari rivers. Further, the dwelling house of one Taba Yaza is being threatened by Dukha river due to soil erosion, the association said and appealed to the local MLA and other concern departments to take immediate preventive measures to save the land and other properties of the villagers from being washed away.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Rengchi Poriang Anchal Segment ASM Keji Tapok, under Parsi Parlo circle has appealed to the authorities to airdrop ration items in the circle to mitigate the suffering of school students and Govt staff who have been facing acute ration shortage due to disruption in road link over Patuk and Kumey rivers.
Besides Patuk bridge over Patuk river between Parsi Parlo and Damin circle, several bridges over Kurung river have been damaged by the flood water triggered by torrential rain in recent past, the ASM said. Apart from devastation caused to the paddy field in Parsi Parlo area, porter track in some villages and bridges over tributaries of Kumey river have also been damaged by the flood water, he claimed. The ASM also appealed to the authorities to release fund for reconstruction of bridges and provide assistance to the flood victims.
Tezu, Aug 22 : The two months free coaching for tribal students of Lohit district in Mathematics and Science concluded in its coaching centers at Govt. Secondary School, Loiliang and Tamla Academy here.
About 85 tribal students of classes IX and X were benefitted from the free coaching.
The entire coaching was handled by Seva volunteer Rishikesh Divekar, a Mechanical Engineer promoting Seva initiatives in the field of education for the economically weaker and tribal students in Arunachal Pradesh.
The free coaching was conducted by Seva Bharati in collaboration with a local based NGO Amik Matai Society from July 15 last.
The concluding ceremony was attended by the Anjaw district labour and employment officer as chief guest and the political assistant (TR Settlement) as special guest.
The programme was attended by the functionaries of the collaborating NGOs and the tribal students besides the School Authorities.
The organisations is also planning to conduct similar free coaching classes of two months in Maths and Science in all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh in response and benefit of poor students.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The people of Palin area including students, youths, businessmen and general public took out a peaceful rally in support of Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption in Palin town today. They shouted slogan like “Anna Hazare Sangarsh Karo: Humbhi Tumare Sath Hain” and asked the authorities to pay heed to the demands of Anna. The rally was organized under the initiatives of Palin Area Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) and Bazaar Welfare Committee (BWC) with support of students communities and villagers.
Besides expressing solidarity with Anna, we want to send a message to MP Takam Sanjoy to extend support to Anna’s movement through this rally, the PAYWA said. Through this rally we also created awareness among the people of Arunachal Pradesh about the rampant corruption being practiced in the state, the Association added.
ZIRO, Aug 22: Commemorating the 67th birth day of former Prime Minister Lt. Rajiv Gandhi, All India Rajeev Gandhi Vichar Manch International (AIRGVMI) Arunachal Pradesh unit observed Sadbhavana Diwas at Mother’s Home, Old Ziro on August 20 last.
The Mother’s Home, run by Achu Kuru Welfare Society is the home for orphan, mentally disorder, poor and destitute, old age etc.
AIRGVMI’s State unit general secretary Kuru Tago in his short speech highlighted the importance of Sadbhavana Diwas and its celebration these days.
The programme started with lighting of diya (lamp) and garlanding of flowers to the portrait of Lt. Gandhi. The inmates residing at Mother’s Home also paid homage to the Lt. Gandhi along with Manch members.
As part of the programme, the Manch sponsored by Bright Future Society, a local based
NGO has donated sports half pant, T-
Tailyang Santii, mother of Mother’s Home also shared her experience with the visiting Manch members.
The Manch also distributed fruits and other eatable items to the indoor patients of Community Health Centre, Old Ziro.
Later the Manch members took Sadhavana pledge.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The first ever mega dance competition “The Himalayan Dancer 2011" with theme “Dance to heal” is all set to begin from October 18 in three districts of East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang.
The event mainly aims at fostering unity and brotherhood amongst the people of the three districts as well as exposing the hidden dancing talents, said Kameng & Tawang District Development Society (KTDDS), the organizer of the competition.
According to the organizing committee, the competition is restricted to the participants from East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang only. Fifteen selected participants from each district will compete at district level to reach the final which would be held at Bomdila, the district headquarters of West Kameng.
The first, second and third prizes carry cash award of Rs. One Lakh, Rs.50,000 and Rs.20,000 respectively. Besides, they would given free coaching at a renowned dance institute in Itanagar before the commencement of the state level dance competition “Arunachal Dance Star 2011”, scheduled to be held in November, 2011 organized by ABPPU.
All other selected participants would be given a memento and certificates.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The Executive Body of Nyishi Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society
(NIFCS) has been reconstituted with Taba Hare as president and Hui Tag as secretary
general for the year 2011-
Earlier, CNN secretary general gave the reports of various activities of CNN. In
all 250 delegates from all the functioning Namlos of the Nyishi inhabited districts
of the state including Assam attend-
A priest development demonstration was also conducted at Doimukh Nyedar Namlo on August 19 by two renowned priests namely; Taba Nere of Model Village and Tao Takap of Posa Village, Pitapool to testify the power of healing among the laymen. Eight persons were selected for the priesthood development. Two of them have been testified to be having the healing power by the two priests.
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Solar engineering and women
The Barefoot College of India has trained 12 women in solar engineering to bring electricity to 1,500 households in rural Sierra Leone. These women are now setting up the first Barefoot College in Africa's Konta Line village, Sierra Leone.
The women were all trained at Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, in western
India. They are now back in Sierra Leone assembling 1,500 household solar units at
a new Barefoot College in Konta Line village, Port Loko district, which is to be
formally opened next month. The women are all either illiterate or semi-
The Barefoot College in Sierra Leone is the first in Africa. It will enroll up to
50 students on four-
Sierra Leone is still catching up after the lost years of the decade-
A recent World Bank report states that electricity is Sierra Leone's most daunting infrastructure challenge.
Numerous problems of Damin people
The present Circle Hq of Damin Circle in Kurung Kumey district was established in
1968 and it is one of the remotest circles in Arunachal Pradesh where road communication
and other basic needs of life like electricity and telecommunication etc are yet
to see by the people of this circle. One may not belief, but it is true that to reach
this Circle/Block Hq, its take four days foot-
According to 2011 population Census the Circle has total population of 5674 and 90% of the population is living Bellow Poverty Line (BPL) till today. The Circle is one of the lowest literate circles in Kurung Kumey district. Total number of graduate from the circle is 21 (3 female and 18 male). As many as 30 to 40 drop out are living in this interior Circle HQ and their causes of dropout from school was poverty as they told me when I conducted interaction meeting twice last year with these dropout students. The Circle has 7 schools out of which three are middle schools and the maximum dropout is between classes IX to XI.
In the health sector that one PHC is running without medicine. "Doctor without medicine is like a gun without cartridges". A local doctor was posted but there is no infrastructure like hospital building, quarter etc and every year some medicine are being procured under Boarder Area Development Programme (BADP) scheme but hardly it is used for maximum two months. As reported there is no medicine supply from normal department, so child mortality rate is very high in this administrative Hq.
One of my tragic experience in life for first time was last year, 2010 when bamboo flowering occurred this interior CD Block and cent percent standing crops of 53 villages of the Block/Circle were damaged completely by rat. The local MLA along with Deputy Commissioner, HoDs of Kurung Kumey district visited the Circle by helicopter to take stock of the situation. I personally visited at least 16 villages to assess the situation and depute all my staff to cover all 53 villages and submit report on crop damaged. I consolidated the damaged caused by rat in appropriated Govt, supplied format and submitted to Deputy Commissioner, indicating the victims name, total losses, name of village etc, but till today there is no any information in related to this from Govt. Persons who can afford, have been migrated to different places like District HQ, State Capital etc to avoid starvation. These rural poor people are depending now on two plants locally called "TACHI & TASHE" for staple food through out the year. TACHI is wild plant which local people cut down and process for extraction of food item from it. At least 7 to 10 days required to complete the food processing. TASHE is also a wild plant. Local people cut it down and process for extraction food item within a day or more at a particular place called SAPPER processing shed. There is no other way to modify the methods of processing, but we can improve the shed for processing the TACHI & TASHE in each and every village through government schemes. Need of the hours is to encourage these local people to plant more TACHI & TASHE with assistance from government side. Had there not been these plants in this interior place, how the people could overcome starvation of bamboo flowering year as all the people depend on agricultural products. These plants are the gift of God and Nature and all the process to make it food items is purely on traditional methods.
The entire villages of this Circle depend on foot tracks, foot suspension, cane bridge
over mighty River Kumey and its tributaries, log bridges, log ladder to cross the
steep mountains, deep gorges, steep cliff, etc to connect the Circle/Block Hq, District
Hq. Recent heavy rainfall during July and 1st week of August, 2011 washed away these
bridges, log ladders etc. As a result the villages remained cut off from rest of
the world. Porter tracks, suspension bridges, log bridges, log ladders were maintained
annually by PWD labours of Sangram PWD Division in early days. However, the State
Government had withdrawn the labour forces in the year 1996-
This year’s damages caused by nature force the people of entire villages to face another trouble after bamboo flowering. At least Rs 2 to 3 crore are required to restore the damages. The NGOs, Panchayati Raj Institutions, MLAs, MPs of local area should come forward and negotiate state or central government to have a proper plan allocation, especially for boarder outpost like Damin or deploy the labour force for annual maintenance of road links for greater interest of the poor people of interior area.
Even the mediamen can't reach to this place to highlight all these problems as AAPSU President Takam Tatung has rightly given a comparative statement on Anna Hazare and Irom Sharmila that media can play and make from zero to hero.
Almost senior citizens, NGOs, students’ organizations, community base organizations, political parties issued press statements in local dailies demanding State government for early release of fund for restoration of capital roads which were damages by same monsoon rainfall that causes damages in interior place of Damin circle. The dissimilarity is here poor people of interior Damin circle could not come out and highlight their problems in the media. Finally state government has released Rs, 17 crore of funds for restoration of capital roads renovation.
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ACR’s consultative meeting to facilitate inclusive policy formulation
The Union Ministry of Rural Development has once again come up with two important
The above bills intent to confer an adequate compensation package for the land and property which the state wants to acquire for some project and has been designed to strike balance between the need for land for development of the country and protecting the interest of those affected by compulsory acquisition of land for such purposes. The Ministry has invited comments from individuals, civil society groups stakeholders preferably on or before 31st August, 2011.
We are also aware of the facts that several aspects of the various huge development
projects underway, under process and being planned for the future on our state. Because
of the presence of several mighty Himalayan rivers, Arunachal Pradesh has been identified
as the area for development of over a hundred hydel projects on these rivers. Numbers
of national and international trade high-
We can’t deny the facts that post-
Recent studies reveal that a large chunk of the population among the displaced and
deprived of their livelihood are members of the Tribes and other economically marginalized
rural people, who have live in close proximity to nature and directly depend on the
natural resources. The Twenty-
And the women and children are usually the worst sufferer in these situations but the gender impacts of development fallout is yet to be assessed professionally.
In this connection, Arunachal Citizens’s Rights (ACR) is facilitating a state level consultative meeting on 27th August next at Hotel Arun Subansiri. Stakeholders, individuals, academicians civil society groups Human Rights groups including district wise representatives are expected to take part in the proposed consultative meeting.
The meeting will focus on how the communities of the state can get long term benefits from these policies and provide an opportunity to all the participants to share their concerns in various capacities to work towards an inclusive policy contribution.
This consultative meeting is one small step in a larger attempt of a few concerned citizens to put collective inputs wherever is necessary on both the bills and also facilitate a basic orientation on these very important policy documents.
Arunachal Citizens’ Rights
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