It was again Gundagiri of Assam Police in collaboration with Assam forest officials
in foothill villages of Kangku circle under Likabali sub-division. Assam’s forces
seized a truck full of electric poles at Paanbari Assam forest beat house, Dhemaji
district, bordering Siloni village of Arunachal. The truck was on duty of electrification
of area under the RGGVY. It is not a new story that Assam police torture the Arunachalee
residing in the foothills.
Forces of Assam assault local peoples in the name of extremist operation in regular
intervals. Now the story has got worse. They have started to curtail all the developmental
activities of Arunachal government in Kangku circle.
Not only this, they also surveyed every nook and corner of the villages and its properties
like school buildings, Dere, water sanitary pipelines as if to warn us. And has started
rapid plantation over W.R.C of the indigenous tribal people causing a severe fear
psychosis among the tribal people.
I would like to appeal to the concerned authority to take the matter seriously. And
I also appeal GSU and AAPSU and other student unions for their active intervention
in the matter.
JNC, Pasighat, (on email)
No point creating two HQs within a close distance
In this very month, I have seen that there is a very hot controversy over the creation
of Lower Siang. Since, I have been working in West Siang for more than eight years;
I really do have ample knowledge to comment on the living conditions of the people
of the district. In my view Basar is merely 50km away from present HQ Aalo therefore,
I don’t see any sense creating two HQs within a close distance of 50 km. For the
people of foothill areas creation of new HQ at Basar will no way bring any difference
from the present HQ Aalo. Then how are these people getting benefited from creation
of new HQ.
I believe that Basar as independent ADC HQ is enough, now chance should be given
to foothill areas as developments should be distributed not to be concentrated. The
difficulties of costly commodities, tradition economy etc is no more than threat
to life and security. We should extend our support to the people of foothill areas.
I am afraid Likabali and Nari-Koyu would turn into Charduar, which was a part a Arunachal
but now encroached by Assam upto Bhalukpong making the life of our Nyishi brothers,
who are still living there, like hell. Thanking You
L. Tsering, Jung, (on email)
Remove illegal construction
Apropos your news item " Union Demands" of 25th Dec, we support the action of DC,
Aalo to remove the illegal encroachments made by Nyali Bagra Ex- ZPM and others in
the Old Market area.
Bagra was disturbing the widening of old market road near the Co-operative store
leading to Puak Ghat area which was being constructed for the Yomgo-Siyom River Festival.
The public of Old Market Aalo had in fact submitted complaint letter to DC to remove
the illegal construction along the road. We appreciate and laud the action taken
by DC Aalo in this matter. We would request DC, ADC and the Town Magistrate to carry
on with their eviction and cleanliness drives in Aalo Township. Further, we would
request and appeal Bagra not to drag the Student Unions for his individual and ulterior
motives. Let the students concentrate in their studies.
Minchi Ete, Aalo
Our greatest battles are with our own minds.
If you want to do, you have too many ideas but if you don't want to do, you have
too many excuses.
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've
got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. Undertake something that is
difficult it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have
already mastered, you will never grow.
Gujrat (on email)
Revive tribal languages and Nefamese
With reference to T. Sono’s letter “Don’t blame Hindi”. He writes that English and
Assamese are foreign.
Yes, English is foreign. But to make a bright career in any part of the world, we
need English. When it comes to Assamese, we cannot call it foreign. Urdu developed
in Delhi, India. But due to partition it has shifted to Lahore, Pakistan. But roots
are in Delhi. Assamese used to be spoken all over greater, undivided Assam before
1947. Later Hindi made inroads into the region because of different tactics by Delhi
durbar, through N.C.E.R.T. textbooks and Bollywood films and songs. Assamese was
the common link language. But the types of Assamese was different. In Nagaland, it
was christened as Nagamese. In Arunachal Pradesh, it took the form of the dialect
called Nefamese. Assamese itself developed due to the influence of tribal languages.
So, it is not altogether foreign. Infact, we have developed Nefamese. It developed
naturally. But Hindi has been imposed from Delhi by policy makers of India.
I would request the Christian missionaries to bring out a newspaper in Nefamese.
It was Christian missionaries who saved the written standardized Assamese language
of Sivasagar by bringing out the first Assamese newspaper ‘Orunodoi’. The missionaries
should take active steps in Arunachal Pradesh to revive tribal languages and Nefamese
dialect. This is because all central government undertakings and Hindu missionaries
are only spreading and promoting Hindi, they are not concerned about the death of
Naharlagun (on email)
A distorted Christmas story
It would be wise on the part of media to thoroughly scan the articles before publishing
it to avoid playing with sentiments of people. A distorted Christmas story published
in your esteemed daily on Dec 25 by one Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo was really detestable
The “Christmas”, period extending from 24th December to 6th January is celebrated
all over the world commemorating the arrival of Jesus Christ. Every Christians know
what they celebrate. Terming the Christmas star as “Shiva” and Christmas father as
“Brahma” and Adam and adulteration of Christmas story with some teachings of Hindu
faith is disgusting and indigestible. It is not only a spiritual molestation but
rape of a religious belief.
Had the writer been wise enough, articles on religious harmony and world peace could
have been published without playing with sentiments of Christian community. The writer
is urged to refrain from playing with sentiments of other religious community.
Mention the number
This is regarding the APES 2010 advertisement. In its advertisement no PSC-R/24/2009
dated Dec 8, Item no 6(Six) wherein the optional subject are Civil Engineering and
Agricultural Engineering, all advertised post are purely civil engineer based. If
the commission want Agriculture Engineer, then they must mention the department and
number of post available.
The two field of engineering is diverse, so there should be separate advertisement.
Hope, the commission shall view the matter seriously to avoid last minute hue and
I strongly support the opinion expressed by T.Sono regarding the use of Hindi language
in the State. It is an added advantage to learn any other language, for that matter
not only Hindi. But the problem lies within us that we cannot teach our children
to speak our own language.
I hope, like me many more would agree with T. Sono.
Aken, Pasighat ,
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
1st ever martyr’s cup-cum-inter-tribe youth festival concludes
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Takam Tayam scored a goal in both half as Kurung Kumey defeated
Lower Subansiri 2-0 in a fiercely contested final match to lift the first State Level
Martyrs Cup organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) at Rajiv Gandhi
Kurung Kumey scored the first goal at second minutes of the match through Takam Tayam.
Stung by the goal, Lower Subansiri came out for the second half with renewed vigour
and stepped up the pressure. However all forays made into Kurung Kumey side were
successfully thwarted by the defenders.The tension was unbearable in the closing
And when Tayam scored the final goal in the closing moments of the match the entire
Kurung Kumey camp erupted in wild celebration.
The winner was awarded cash prize of Rs One lakh while the runners up team was given
The best player, goalkeeper and highest scorer were given cash prizes of `5,000 each.
The discplined team was given ` 15,000.
In Women volleyball final played yesterday, Lower Subansiri eves recorded a 3-0 straight
set victory over Kurung Kumey and pocketed a cash prize of ` 40,000. The runners
up team was given ` 20,000.
The Martyrs Cup was organized as a mark of respect and honour to those AAPSU leaders,
who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of people of the state.
Meanwhile, the Martyr’s Cup-cum-inter-tribe youth festival organized by the All Arunachal
Pradesh Students’ Union has culminated with a positive nod at Indira Gandhi Park
here this evening. The five day long festival managed to pull crowds in thousands
in the entertainment deprived Capital region. East Siang made its mark in cultural
events with East Kameng leading the literary charts. Kurung Kumey shined in sports
Chum Darang of East Siang won the Miss AAPSU contest and took home a Chevrolet Spark
Car. Darang impressed the judges and spectators with her answer in the final round
and beat crowd favourite Taba Subi of East Kameng. Licha Tosum came third. The first
and second runners up took home Scooty each.
To mark the concluding evening various cultural programme was displayed by the local
artist besides enthralling numbers from Jelly Kayi, who with his unique voice mesmerized
The other highlight of the evening was fashion show led by the Miss AAPSU mentor
Tumter Riba along with the AAPSU contestants as they walked on ramp to enthrall audience
on the occasion.
Earlier, highlighting on the successful conduction of five day event, the AAPSU president,
Takam Tatung said that the inter-tribe festival was an initiative of the Union to
create communal harmony among various tribes of the State.
Expressing happiness over success of the fest, Tatung assured come up with such events
to bring people closure and urged the people of state to spread love among each other
for betterment of the state.
The first feature film of State ‘Meri Darm Meri Maa’ was also screened on the occasion
for the audience.
RBWS contends atrocities
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS) has condemned the atrocities
meted out to the people of Dokhum village in Papum-Pare district. “The reported atrocity
by the Assam Police is very unfortunate, though not surprising. People living in
the inter-state boundary areas have been facing these problems; it is very saddening
to learn that every time its the Arunachali villagers that suffer the most” it said
in a release.
While extending support to the people of Dokhum village, the RBWS stated that a
good neighbour should respect traditional fence, instead of disrespecting it. For
where hearts do not meet, nothing else shall ever meet; repeated assault and encroachment
by officials from across the fence precisely tends to do that, it said in a release.
Union demands proper infrastructure development
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The state government has created many blocks and circle headquarters
and also upgraded many schools in various districts of the state in the recent past.
But, lack of basic infrastructure, sanitation management, land encroachment and inefficient
staff, circle and block headquarters continue to suffer. Citizens have often written
about these problems trying to attract the attention of the concerned authority.
The latest to join is Hirik Hiru Students Union, Kamba. It said that even after the
completion of 14 years of its establishment, Donyi Polo Government College, Kamki,
there are no play ground, proper road connectivity, proper library and auditorium
in college campus. It further said that the ADC Office Kamba is also facing shortages
of government staff, infrastructure development and sanitation management.
It further expressing displeasure over the concerned authority for not initiating
any drastic steps against the land encroachers, alleged that the land donors of Kamba
circle are occupying the government land, which was earlier donated to government
for township development. It further alleged that Kamba Circle Anchal Samity building,
which is presently used by BSNL authority on rental is occupied by an individual
and the fee is being collected by the said individual.
The union demanded the concerned authority to look into their grievances.
Intellectual awareness program for students
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The Samarth Bharat Parva, an intellectual awareness program for
students conducted by Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Itanagar kicked off on Monday
at the school premises.
The basic objective of the program is to highlight India’s contribution to the world.
A two-week long lecture series, debate, quiz and pictorial exhibition will also
be conducted during this period. Vivekananda Kendra informed that the Samartha Bharat
Parva is celebrated in the memory of Swami Vivekanand’s meditation in Kanyakumari.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the event, the bureau chief of Hindustan Samachar
Anand Misra spoke on India’s contribution to the world through specific information
in the fields of religion, science, mathematics and medicine.
He said the India is an emerging super power in the world and asked the students
to take the responsibilities to make India grow faster in every field.
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Kangku Circle Social Welfare Committee (KCSWC) has been formed
recently with Reli Kena and Rupe Ruti as president and general secretary respectively
for socio economic development of the area.
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The All Arunachal Pradesh Education Discipline Forum (AAPEDF) has
demanded the authorities concerned to introduce Education as an optional subject
in All Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Examination (Prelim.). It also demanded for
immediate introduction of the same subject in Govt. Colleges at Seppa, Yachuli, Bomdila
and also in schools as a separate subject, particulary at secondary and higher secondary
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee-2011, Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar
has decided to conduct various cultural competitions as part of the ensuing Nyokum
New welfare association
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The working contractors of civil construction wing, Prasar Bharati,
All India Radio & TV of Arunachal Pradesh, in a meeting at Guwahati yesterday formed
a new association in the name of Prasar Bharati, All India Radio & TV Contractors
Welfare Society and appointed Bamang Roman and Dosh Dasi as president and general
Meanwhile, the newly formed society has decided to submit a memorandum to the Chief
Engineer, civil construction wing, New Delhi and Superindenting Engineer, CCW, Guwahati,
Assam regarding proper establishments of new AIR stations in Arunachal Pradesh.
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS) condoled the sudden and
untimely demise of Taluk Ringu. Late Ringu was an active member of the society. In
his death, he leaves behind a bereaved family, and a host of mourning friends, colleagues
and relatives. The Society prays for eternal peace to the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Sajolang (Miji) Elite society organized a felicitation function
on Dec 22 at Bomdila in which it honoured Gothombu Dajangju and Koj Yabyang for
their success in APPSCE 2010.
Aju khonjuju, President Sajolang Elite society said, “their achievement is an asset
to Sajolang (Miji) community and hoped that they will serve the people with sincerity.”
AIPU demand revocation of order
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Indigenous Peoples’ Union (AIPU), in a letter to Comptroller
and Auditor General of India has demanded immediate revocation of dismissal order
issued against 22 indigenous Arunachalee employees of AG office, Itanagar.
The union sought the intervention of the authority for early revocation of termination
orders failing which the union has threatened to launch democratic movement till
justice is delivered.
The ongoing strike by the Arunachal Pradesh AG office Local Contract Employees Association
has forced the AG office to shut its work and the office was also sealed by the agitating
Water harvesting prog
ITANAGAR: Central Ground Water Board, State Unit is organizing mass awareness programme
on water conservation, rain water harvesting and artificial recharge of ground water
at Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Itanagar on December 30.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) is organizing a function to
mark the conclusion of year-long celebration to mark the 125 years of Indian National
Congress (INC) at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here tomorrow.
APIC winter vacation
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) will remain closed from
January 3 to 18, 2011 on account of winter vacation and there will be no hearing
during this period. However, office will remain open.
ITANAGAR: 37th Si-Donyi Festival Badminton Competition was conducted at Daporijo
recently. Dr. Tabe Murtem won the Men’s singles title defeating Tani Damin while
Tabe pairing with Depor Mara won the Men’s doubles title.