Tuki appeals Centre for early forest clearance for Tawang NHPC projects
NEW DELHI, Aug 02: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on Union Minister of State for
Environment and Forests, Jayanti Natarajan at New Delhi on Wednesday, and requested
the Union minister to expedite the pending Forest Clearance of the Tawang Basin Hydro
Power Project of NHPC. He reiterated the fact that the DPR for the Tawang Project
would go for Cabinet clearance only after the forest clearance is given. He mentioned
that NHPC is also planning to construct the tunnel from Sange to Jang which is also
getting delayed due to the pending clearance. The CM explained that the tunnel is
important from the strategic as well as tourism point of view. The Union Minister
assured the CM that she would take up the matter on priority at the earliest.
The CM was accompanied by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu.
Earlier in the day, the CM called upon Union Minister of DoNER Pawan Singh Ghatowar
to discuss among other issues, the state allocation for Arunachal Pradesh under the
schemes undered by the Ministry.
The CM urged the Union Minister to increase the state allocation with due concurrence
from the Planning Commission. Ghatowar assured to do a re-look into the present allocation
for the state.
Tuki also called upon Union Ministers P.Chidambaram, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Veerappa
Moiley to congratulate them on their new portfolios. He was accompanied by Dhaniram
Shandil, AICC General Secretary in charge for Arunachal Pradesh.
In a minor reshuffle on Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave the Home portfolio
to Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was Power Minister. Simultaneously, Union Corporate Affairs
Minister M. Veerappa Moily has been given additional charge of Power. P Chidambaram,
meanwhile, returns as the Finance Minister.
Flash flood creates havoc in Tarasso circle
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Heavy flash flood on July 28 in Taraso circle has damaged paddy
fields, human settlement area and the Govt. Sec. School, Taraso, informed Taraso
ZPM Nabam Eka. The flood also reportedly washed away half of the football field.
The ZPM further informed that a meeting was held yesterday to discuss if the course
of the river flowing near the school could be diverted for safety of the school.
The meeting convened by the ZPM and ASM was attended by Panchayat leaders, students,
youths and general public and CO of the circle.
The ZPM appealed to the state government to provide special relief package to the
victims of flash flood and FDR fund for protection of the said school.
Further, the Panchayat leaders appealed to the DC Papum Pare to visit the flood affected
circle and assess the properties lost in the flood.
CRPF truck hits bike riders; one
succumbs to injuries
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Two bike riders were injured, one of them seriously, when a truck
bearing registration number MH-14F 9849 belonging to the 36 CRPF Bn. Khonsa in Tirap
district knocked them down near Karishma cinema hall around 11.45 am at Khonsa on
July 29 last.
Though one pillion rider Bamin Batt, who received grievous multiple head injuries
and leg fractures was admitted in a private hospital in Dibrugarh (Assam), he succumbed
to his injuries around 4.30 pm today, informed Batt’s relative Bamin Hinda.
While confirming the accident, Khonsa police sources informed that a case no 49/2012
u/s 279/427/337/338 IPC has been registered and investigation is going on.
Hinda in a release claimed that CRPF authority had made a public commitment after
the accident on July 29 to bear the medical expenses of both the injured persons.
But the commander B C Sharma, behaved ‘indifferently’ with the victims’ relatives
when they called on him at the Bn HQs the next day for financial assistance, Hinda
said in his release.
Batt’s family had cautioned that the CRPF authority would be held answerable and
it has to take responsibility if Batt succumbed to his injuries. Such ‘inhuman attitude’
of a paramilitary officer deserves condemnation, Hinda said.
APFCL team visits Patanjali food & herbal park
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited (APFCL) chairman Tani
Loffa and vice chairman Jabring Venia yesterday visited Patanjali Ayurvedic Ltd.
and Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Padartha, Haridwar, Uttarakhand .
Both Loffa and Venia discussed in details with the Managing Director and CEO of Patanjali
Food and Herbal Park (P) Ltd about investment potential in medicinal plant based
industry in Arunachal Pradesh.
Informing that Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with medicinal plants, both the MD and
the CEO opined that any project on this would surely lead to success and provide
financial benefit to local people. Special emphasis was given on identification of
medicinal plant species, its viability and location so that viable project may be
prepared. They also assured to provide technical support and marketing guidance.
APFCL would take initiative in this regard by taking the help of experts, the release
Is the obvious playing its game?
It was an overwhelming experience to see people crowding at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital
in Itanagar, praying for the safety of Tongam Rina, associate editor of The Arunachal
Times, after she was shot at outside her office on July 15 last.
Concern etched on their faces, the people gave us, the journalists of the state,
hope, telling us that at last the people are starting to come out in the open in
support of the journalists. The state capital witnessed uproar by various organizations
demanding immediate arrest of the culprit/s involved. Condemnation poured in from
all sections of the society.
And then, as usual, the concerned citizens of Arunachal were overpowered by the hostile
citizens when police came out with clues regarding the case.
It is a known fact how people here perceive the media – media houses entertaining
them the way they want to be entertained; newspapers being notice boards, publishing
press releases which are of the least relevance or concern to the people but important
to the groups who submitted the releases. If we fail to perform to their tune we
must ‘bear the brunt.’
The fourth pillar is just a misnomer here, and everybody has a stake in the situation
that we are facing now. From a common man to people at the top, the media is just
a stepping stone which either takes them up or brings them down.
The GoAP blamed the police for their failure in handling the law and order situation.
“A woman journalist of a leading daily was shot at in broad daylight. This reflects
badly on our intelligence-collection as well as the poor confidence of the people
in our security system. It is high time we tightened our belts,” Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki had said in a meeting at the state police HQs on July 16, a day after the shooting
It was true on his part to say that the state police’s performance has been bad.
But as we see and know that our system since time immemorial has always been out
of sync, we cannot just blame the police when the people up there are to discipline
As the case progressed, Capital Police on July 25 revealed that it had apprehended
10 youth involved in the April 15 vandalism at The Arunachal Times office, adding
that the modus operandi of the April 15 and July 15 incidents was ‘similar’ – that
both incidents occurred on a Sunday and suspected the involvement of the same group.
And since then, the manhunt is on for the alleged mastermind, Yumlam Achung, who
had planned the April 15 vandalism. As of now, police have shelved all further procedure
in the shooting case and are concentrating on the vandalism case for reasons best
If what is being perceived is true, perhaps the July 15 incident could have been
averted had the Capital police been more attentive to the vandalism case. If it is
not, with the recent past of the absconding mastermind, we wonder if the obvious
is playing its game again. (The writer is a freelance journalist. She may be reached
Withdraw land allotment rules: Forum
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Expressing its strong resentment over implementation of Rule 127
of Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement Records Rule of 2002 and subsequent office order
dated on June 20, issued by Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, Capital
Complex Land Affected Redressal Forum (CCLARF) strongly demanded for immediate repealing
/ deletion of Rule 127 (I) & (II) of Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement and Records
Rule Of 2002 and revocation of subsequent order issued by the Deputy Commissioner.
“The implementation of rules 127 (I) & (II) of Arunachal Pradesh land settlement
records rule of 2002 in the Itanagar Capital Complex in particular and state of Arunachal
Pradesh as a whole is completely against the right and interest of indigenous tribal
people of Arunachal Pradesh,” CCLARF in a memorandum to Capital Complex deputy commissioner
“It is needles to say that rule 127 has been implemented by the authority concerned
with malafide intention to prohibit the indigenous people from getting any land allotment,
which is unconstitutional, undemocratic and illegal in the eyes of law,” the memorandum
The memorandum demanded for constitution of a committee comprising of representative
of various sub tribes of Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe including civil society
for immediate formulation and adoption of special guideline and policy to safeguard
the right and interest of indigenous Arunachalee people in the matter of land allotment
in the state including Capital Complex.
It further demanded to withdraw or cancel any land allotment, if granted to any
non Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe on the basis of rule 127 and Order dated 20.06.2012.
Uninterrupted power supply to distt. hospital demanded
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) has demanded the district administration
to provide round-the-clock electricity supply at District Hospital Aalo.
The district hospital is currently getting power supply for only 4-5 hours a day
which is causing great problem to the patients during emergency and hospital staff,
a KKSU memorandum submitted to the DC said. Claiming that the ticket system introduced
by the hospital authority has created inconvenience to the patients during emergency,
the memorandum urged the DC to abolish the system for patients with emergent. It
further demanded for providing necessary infrastructure and medical equipments at
“Though there are specialist doctors for various departments, the doctors are handicapped
due to non-availability of equipments which is compelling them to refer patients
to state capital or outside the state for treatment, the memorandum added.
ICAR conducts farmers exposure visit
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: A two days training cum exposure visit on sub-tropical horticultural
crops for farmers from different villages of Papum Pare district was organized at
ICAR, Basar on July 30 and 31 last.
Inaugurating the programme, Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR Basar emphasized
on commercial cultivation of orange, banana, pineapple, guava and vegetables adopting
scientific cultivation practices. He also encouraged the farm women for secondary
Tabom Bam, HDO, Basar and subject matter specialist (Hort) Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma
coordinated the programme and also delivered a presentation on “Improved Cultivation
Practices of Orange, Banana, Pineapple, Ginger and Large Cardamom”.
Raghuveer Singh, Scientist, Plant Pathology gave speech on “Disease management of
important sub-tropical horticultural crops and practically demonstrated the mushroom
Goutom Bhagowati, Technical Officer, Agromet delivered presentation on “Insect pest
management of important sub-tropical horticultural crops”.
A field visit was also organized at Research Farm, Gori wherein activities under
Nursery and Fruit Orchards were explained by Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma and Takar Ronya.
The Tuber crops Block, Agroforestry and Bamboriam were explained by Dr. V.K. Choudhary,
Scientist, Agronomy who was assisted by Bhoben Pait.
Activities under NHM were demonstrated by Rupjyoti Sarmah and Tony C. Peter, RAs
working under the project while the livestock components of the centre were exposed
by Bali Yomgom and Tolan Borah.
A Farmers’-Scientist interaction was also organized wherein the Scientists, SMS,
and Programme Assistants replied the queries raised by the farmers. The farmers were
very much enthusiastic and explained their satisfaction after visiting the centre.
The programme was proposed by District Horticulture Officer, Papum Pare District
under Horticulture Mission and a group of 35 farmers from different villages of Papum
Pare attended the training under the guidance of Joram Bath, HDO, Papum Pare.
Frozen Foods Centre opens in capital
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Frozen Foods Centre, the latest venture of the food processing
industry in the state catering around 120 varieties of frozen food products comprising
of different vegetables and meat formally opened here today.
Inaugurating the Frozen Food Centre in a function, Trade and Commerce Director, Tokong
Pertin called upon proprietor MD Enterprises, Mibom Dai and representatives of the
food companies for innovating ways to process, package and market the organically
grown vegetables and food products of the state. While lauding the efforts for bringing
in the frozen food products to the people of the state, Pertin pointed out that India
was the second largest food producer in the world and the food processing industry
was growing at a very optimistic rate which a state like Arunachal Pradesh should
also reap profits.
The Frozen Food Centre under MD Enterprises is the distributor of the frozen food
products of the four brands namely; Meatzza, Yummiez, Sumeru, Suguna and Arohan for
the state. Customers have the option of choosing from different parts of Chicken,
Pork, Mutton, Fish, prawn among non-veg items and green peas, baby corns, sweet corns
etc in vegetable products. The type of products varies from sausages, burger, patties,
kabab, salami, rolls, nuggets, fries, drumstick, parathas, tikkies, filets to salamis
in varied flavours, pre-cooked and raw forms.
Earlier, Dai and representatives of the food companies informed that the food products
are manufactured and transported from Guwahati in frozen car with a temperature of
minus eighteen degree Celsius. The raw foods are defrosted at a temperature of minus
forty degree celcius which makes it safe for consumption, informed Deep Kumar Roy
of Meatzza. The expiry time of the products is six months from the manufactured date
and should be stored in freezers.
Middle Chimpu FC thrash Junior FC 5-0
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Middle Chimpu FC thrashed Junior FC 5-0 in the 8th Independence
Running Football Tournament 2012 at KV No playground today.
Toko Tapa (11 Min), Nanu Bai (45 Min), Chelo Lalung (83 Min), Lokam Aku (87 Min)
and Akom Yumlee (80 Min) scored a goal each for the winning team.
The match played between Anung Kabak 47 FC and Ganga Sec. School ended in 2-2 draw.
The scorers for the Anung Kabak 47 FC were Yarda Joshep (35 Min) and Hage Talo (90
+ 3 min)). Gopal Pradhan and Byabang Tadu scored a goal each in 85 and 90 minutes
respectively for Ganga Sec. School.
Mariyang Subdivision – an unexplored tourist destination
Mariyang is located at a height of 1050 mtrs above sea level and it is a beautiful
and pleasant sub-divisional headquarter on the Yingkiong-Pasighat road. It provides
an overview of the beautiful Yamne river valley - a favorite tourist destination.
From the valley, one can enjoy the scenic beauty of snowcapped hill tops, mountain
of Kalang Adi (Kalang Mountain) on north direction and the Diti mountain towards
the east. If infrastructures like tourist lodges are developed properly, Mariyang
can attract large number of tourists.
Pongging village is located at the confluence of the mighty Siang river and Yamne
river and it lies on way to Ponpik Adi (Hill) where lies a natural cave (habitat)
of Bats which attracts domestic as well as foreign tourists especially the ornithologist
and Adventurists. Road link and tourist huts are primary need to attract more
Porey Yorbe pass is the highest point on Geku-Katan road located between Sibum(Katan)
and Sumsing village. In the midst of the abundant flora and fauna, the spot is traditionally
famous among the local inhabitants for its scenic beauty, From this spot one can
witness the beautiful scene of the Siang valley up to Yingkiong view at the end.
Here tourists can take comfortable rest if a resting hut is provided by the tourism
LAKRU is located along the roadside of the State Trans-Highway between Yingkiong
and Mariyang. The river below the downstream of the steel suspension bridge has
wide and alluring banks. The tourist can enjoy the scenic beauty and angling here.
Katan, the headquarter of Katan administrative circle, is located at a very high
elevation from Yamne valley. One can enjoy the overview, of Yamne valley towards
Padu, Sili, Jeru, Jeying camp and beyond that towards Pasighat. A tourist resting
house is required at Katan.
Kiki Dite is located near Adi-Pasi village under Mopom circle of Mariyang sub-division.
Notably the two mountain ranges are capped with snow throughout the year. Besides
natural scenic beauty, one can find here natural lakes, varieties of flora and fauna
and herbs. So to expose this hidden land of natural beauty and serenity to outside
tourists, construction of mule track and wayside amenity is required and other infra-structural
development by the tourism department is needed.
Dipong Yorbe is located near Komkar village, in between Mariyang and Komkar at
a very high elevated place from where one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the whole
Siang valley. The highly steep foot-path starts right from Lakru bridge point up
to the Dipong Yorbe point and stepping down below is the Komkar village. A motarable
road right from Lakry to Komkar is most essential these days. It is in view of the
above points Mariyang is conducive to be included in the State Tourist Circuit Map
soon. Not only Mariyang but whole Upper Siang District has abundant tourist attractions
like the Teetapuri, Mankota Buddhist Monastery etc. (The writers is a DIPRO, Upper
ITANAGAR, Aug02: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh 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 Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Upper Subansiri District magistrate in an order prohibited selling
of narcotic and other hazardous items like Tiranga, Shikar, Ganja and Rajnigandha
etc within Upper Subansiri District with effect from Aug 10.
Violation of the magistrate order will be viewed seriously and legal action will
be taken against the violators.
Making a copy of magisterial order available in the press, National Students Union
of India, Upper Subansiri district appealed to the public to abide by the order.
People oppose shifting of Payum CO office
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The general public of Payum circle have strongly opposed the shifting
of the Circle Office from Payum to Rage-Rorang in a public meeting at Rumgong ADC
office on July 31 last.
According to a release by All Bori Welfare Society (ABWA), the Rumgong ADC has assured
to look into the demand of the public and visit the area in September next.
The public present in the meeting further demanded for posting of a CO and its ministerial
staff immediately for smooth functioning of the CO office at Payum. They also demanded
immediate stoppage of the on going construction works of Dere at Beging and alleged
withdrawal of money without construction of two porter tracks sanctioned at Rogo-Rodang
World Breast Feeding Week
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Community Food and Nutrition Extension, Union Ministry of Women
and Child Development in collaboration with state Women and Child Development Department
organized a symposium at Naharlagun to commemorate the World Breast Feeding Week
from August 2-8.
Speaking on the occasion, Joint Director ICDS,W&CD Department TP Loye highlighted
the importance of breast feeding and also briefed about the Theme “Taking stock of
policies and Programme”.
Deputy Director Health Services Dr. B Natung and Gynecologist Dr. B Tayeng gave lectures
on breast feeding and mother’s health care during pregnancy respectively.
AICSO-AP seeks APCC’s recognition as frontal wing
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: All India Congress Social Organization (AICSO), Arunachal Pradesh
in a memorandum to Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), President appealed
him to recognize the organization as part and parcel of the Congress party and to
accord the same status being enjoyed by the Congress frontal wings.
The organization appealed for its office accommodation at Rajiv Gandhi Congress
Bhavan, here and sought financial assistance for organizing social activities under
the banner of the organization.
The organization said that as per the directive of AICSO National president, the
state, district and block committees have been constituted five months back but due
to lack of office and fund, the organization is not able to conduct social activities
for the welfare of common people.
Union demands shifting of CDPO office
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) in a representation to director
of social welfare, women and child development has urged for immediate shifting of
CDPO office from Nirjuli to Mengio.
The Union stated that people of area are facing lot of problem because of the functioning
of office from Nirjuli. It threatened to launch democratic movement if authorities
do not pay heed to their demand.
Society resents absenteeism, demands action
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Resenting the alleged absenteeism by various governmental department
staffs in Taliha circle of Upper Subansiri district, Charto Valley Welfare Society
Taliha urged the district administration to intervene to ensure the government staffs
stay at posting places.
In a representation to the deputy commissioner, the Society said that people are
deprived in various officials works due to absence of government staff. Further,
the society sought immediate action against the teachers who are not attending
school regularly saying that may school in the Payeng and Taliha circle remain defunct.
It also urged the authority concerned to make Kujen Nallah mini hydel project functional
to alleviate the electricity crisis in both circles. It further demanded posting
of technicians in the circle to look into problems of BSNL mobile service.
APATCYO threatens to call bandh
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has threatened
to go for 48 hour Arunachal bandh if their demands are not fulfilled by the state
government. The main demand includes immediate cancellation of ongoing construction
of convention hall at IG Park and appointment of new home minister to tackle the
law and order problem in the state.
Disaster management prog
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The disaster management department, Kurung Kumey district organized
a disaster management programme for the students, teachers and PRI members from July
25 to August 2.
ITBP Koloriang in-charge Tek Chand and Dr. Khoda Doi, who were the resource persons,
imparted training on search and rescue operation, and first aid to the participants.
An orientation meeting to update district disaster management plan were also organized
under the chairmanship of ADC Hage Takka.
However, there were thin participation of PRIs and HoDs in the meeting.
Training cum Demonstration by KVK
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), East Siang, College of Horticulture
and Forestry, Pasighat organized a one day training cum demonstration programme on
papaya cultivation at Renging village.
All together 24 farmers attended the programme.
Subject Matter Specialists Dr R.K Singh and Toge Riba explained in details about
the techniques of raising papaya nursery and the nutritive value of Papaya
Citrus decline problem, fruit drop, nutrition management and farm mechanization were
discussed during the interaction session.
HYV Papaya seed and poly bags were also distributed to farmers.
Tamak Tamuk, GB Renging and Obang Tamuk, Village Secretary also spoke on the occasion.
Org places demands
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Upper Subansiri Youth Organization (USYO), in a memorandum to Col.
Commandant 23 BRTF, Daporijo has demanded to provide job (service) to a member of
the family of late Take Nungkar, a sentry on compassionate ground beside other financial
The Organization also urged the BRTF Commandant to repair the road from Post Office
In-service teachers training prog ends
TEZU, Aug 02: The 10 days in-service teachers’ refresher training programme for building
capacity of teachers and quality education concluded at BRC Training Centre here
Attending the concluding day programme, Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma reminded
the trainees of their great responsibility in moulding and shaping a child’s future.
He urged the teacher trainees to be sincere and discharge their duty with humble
and affectionate manner. He also suggested them to adopt innovative teaching methods
which benefits the students.
Later, the DC distributed certificates to the trainees.
N. Rina, in-charge DDSE, Lohit and Dr. Nath, Principal, IGGC, Tezu also stressed
on attending such training programme by teachers to increase their knowledge and
understanding of the students.
Resource persons comprised of Associate Professors from Indira Gandhi Government
College, Tezu and teachers from Government Higher Secondary School, Tezu.
As many as 90 SSA teachers Tezu-Sunpura Block attended the training. DIPRO
Kidzee kids celebrate ‘Rakshabandhan’
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Kidzee Smartkids, H-Sector, Ganga, Itanagar today celebrated
‘Rakshabandhan’at the school campus with much fervor. As part of the celebrations
the kids prepared ‘RAKHIS’ with the help of their teachers and tied them on each
other's wrists as well as he teachers. They also took their self made RAKHIS for
their siblings at home.
Mock drill on earthquake preparedness
KHONSA, Aug 02: The Disaster Management Cell of Tirap district has conducted rigorous
mock drill exercise on earthquake, fire, landslide preparedness in different schools
of Khonsa from July 31 to August 2.
The mock drill was conducted at Govt Town Secondary School in two phases on July
31, at Govt Town Middle School and Pinewood Middle school on August 1 and Govt Middle
School Bank Colony on August 2.
The Disaster Management Team under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner Tirap headed
by DDMO, Khonsa imparts training to the students and teachers about the basic safety
tips on earthquake preparedness - indoor, outdoor and in school.
Basic preparedness and mitigation measures on fire accident and landslides were also
imparted to the students and teachers. Posters on mitigation, preparedness and safety
tips on earthquake, landslide, fire accident and flood were distributed to the schools.
18 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Revive education system
Down through the ages educational institutions have been viewed as erudition shrine
and playing a foremost role in evolution of civilization and it was given the peak
precedence. Few years back the prologue of new systems could not edify need of our
time. Today radical changes are seen and educations in state are an utmost nuisance
both for haves and have nots.
Today schools are deserted places because of absentee teachers leasing the students
to emulate them. In secluded areas of Arunachal the school runs for a month followed
by exams and instantaneous result. The teachers would come to the capital or in the
district headquarter for transfer and posting wherever they like. In fact some unavoidable
circumstances like road communication; some totally unconnected and some gorge terrain
compel the humdrum to occur. When basic commodities are hazarding what to talk of
the contemporary facilities? Many teachers end up in the chalk and blackboard even
if desire for further study would retire as appointed. Sometimes salary is in snail
marathon and sometimes arrear is lacerate. There asset is their brilliant students
who come up for the nation but some teachers never care about their students, for,
their children are in the better school.
Worsening educational status is compelling many to run to nearby towns, town dwellers
to headquarters and to the capital. As Itanagar is the hub of bandh callers, vandalism,
attack, vehicle hacking, Pasighat is haven of teachers trying to get posted there.
East Siang schools are having teachers without a matter-of-fact duty, many schools
in Pasighat have teachers higher than the numbers of the students. Many are absconding
from schools after marking present in the attendance but getting salary enjoying
life but in-charge can not say anything for sir/madam is a relative of higher ups
or that might lead to a transfer to Lumla, Longding, Vijoynagar, Italin, Singga,
Pekimodi, Napra, Parsiparlo, Taliha, Rima, Hayuliyang and other far off places.
Sparing always has been a tool to spoil systems. One of major causes is the backdoor
appointments of teachers without pedagogy. Education creates impact on everything
and it should not be taken for granted. The Government is highly requested to revive
the education system again, for, this prevailing system might lead to ultimate rundown
of the civilization.
Reconsider the decision
The proposal to shift the Greenfield airport to new site at Hollongi is not justifiable
as huge amount had already been spent on survey and investigation work for the airport
at Banderdewa. The authorities will have to spend another huge amount again in
the name of survey and investigation if the airport is shifted to new location.
Therefore, I request the authorities to reconsider its decision at the greater interest
of the people of Banderdewa and Karsingsa.
Vision for global future
United Nations recently announced the High-level Panel to advise on the global development
agenda beyond 2015.
The Panel will hold its first meeting at the end of September and is expected to
submit its findings to the UN Secretary-General in the first half of 2013 and those
findings will inform his report to Member States.
The eight MDGs, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets
on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental
stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’
According to a recent study – the 2012 Millennium Development Goals Report – progress
has been made in some areas, with three important targets on poverty, slums and water
met three years ahead of 2015. It added that meeting the remaining targets, while
challenging, is possible – but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments
made over a decade ago.
The High-level Panel is part of Secretary-General Ban’s post-2015 initiative, mandated
by the 2010 MDG Summit, at which UN Member States took stock of the progress made
in achieving the MDGs.
Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations – involving civil society,
the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition
to the UN system – to advance the development agenda beyond 2015.