I convey my appreciation to the APPSCC for declaring 'the result' within a short
time. Hope it will retain on its position even in future, while giving a value only
to the right!
Pakli Lombi (on email)
The Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society congratulates all the successful candidate
of recently completed Arunachal Public Service Commission combined examination.
We wish every success in their future life. We also appreciate the APPSC who have
completed the whole exam in one single calendar year. This is first time in Arunachal
Pradesh that the process of APPSCC examination is completed within the same calendar
year and declared the result promptly. This seems to be fair exam and the deserving
candidates have qualified for the post.
We congratulate all the APSC members, the Chairman and his teams of officers and
officials involved in this exam process. We hope and pray that near future they will
conduct the exam in same sprit so that the desirable candidate may get another chance
before his/her age bar is completed, and request is also made for conduction of such
examination in regular/yearly basis.
IBCS (on email)
Let us know the pattern
UPSC has announced the new scheme of examination for IAS 2011, based on the recommendation
of Alagh committee reports. With the idea to introduce an aptitude test CSAT (civil
service aptitude test) in place of the existing optional subject paper in the civil
services preliminary exam, which was adopted in 1979 on the recommendation of the
Kothari commission, since then, the pattern lasted for 41 years, with some minor
change once in ten or fifteen years.
Now being APCS aspirants we are in dilemma whether the APPSCCE (Arunachal Pradesh
public service combine competitive examination) prelims to be conducted in 2011 is
going to follow the new pattern or existing old pattern. More over the free coaching
for APPSCCE prelims 2011 is going on full swing, even on Sunday in DN College funded
by UGC, based on existing old patterns under the chairmanship of free coaching centre
Dr. M Q Khan.
It is my request to APPSC committee on behalf of APCS aspirants to announce the pattern
for APPSCCE prelims 2011 at the earliest possible time, so that we the aspirant instead
of wasting our precious time, energy and direction, can solely focus according to
the pattern recommended.
Last but not the least we are very thankful to Dr M.Q Khan for his selfless devotion
for helping us deal with various problems faced by the APCS aspirants.
Tilling Tayo (On email)
What’s in a name
Since the last couple of days, it is seen that a few readers don't like me writing
as 'Vox populi' and want to see name etc. But does it really matter as much as the
substance of what I write? Do we know the person who invented the wheel in Samara,
that is in ancient Iraq? Do we know the person who struck upon fire when striking
two stones? What is important is the importance of the subject matter, what the write-up
says, not who is writing.
Do we know who wrote the Bible, Koran or Veda? Yet people follow what is written
in them. Of course, I am no writer, but the point is that it is not necessary who
is writing, what is important is are we a truly, really informed people.
Vox Populi (On email)
Remember that public is not your servant
Heartiest congratulations to all the 51 candidates who have made through the finals
of the APPSC exam 2010!
My sincere request to all those young achievers is that since you all are the custodians
of Arunachal Pradesh, it is the moral responsibility of you all that the image of
Arunachal Pradesh is kept high at all cost. As you all have strived hard enough to
get this coveted post, like wise you need to toil and sweat more to restore and uphold
the dignity of Arunachal Pradesh in the days to come.
Please don’t put your legs in the same shoes as that of the present generation bureaucrats
of Arunachal Pradesh who have literally done nothing to improve the socio-economic
growth of Arunachal Pradesh except for hatching their own eggs to fulfill the materialistic
demand of the worldly life. Kindly uphold your self esteem and personality and never
budge to the pressure tactics of the pseudo politicians of Arunachal Pradesh. If
you become a true public servant and serve your people with true heart and soul then
none can dare to stop you from discharging your duty and the common people of Arunachal
will be always there to support your endeavour.
If you stick to your principle of living with honour and dignity in public life then
we can dream that the futures of our young ones are in safe hands. Please dont let
yourself washed away with the emotions of family and community in particular and
of course political pressure in general while discharging your duties. Remember our
next generation is watching you keenly and they rely upon you for their bright future.
So lead an exemplary life in your own sphere of working space and always deliver
true justice for the poor and the needy because ultimately you are selected for the
very purpose of serving the public. Always remember that you are a public servant
and public is not your servant.
I wish that you all reach the zenith of your career and thereby make this state of
Arunachal Pradesh a paradise on earth where we all can live freely with equal opportunity
and helping each other.
RGU (on email)
Be true to your chosen profession
I congratulate all those successful candidates of the recently concluded APPSC exam.
I wish them good luck and hope a bright future ahead. The APPSC cadre is the backbone
of the administration of the state and hence they all must perform up to the expectation.
You all must be true to your work, your profession and to yourself.
The responsibility entrusted upon you will be judged by the people whom you are going
to serve and that’s how you will be respected and inspire others.
Captain Togum Rime
1 Arunachal Scouts Bn,
Abide by the agreement
I would like to draw the kind attention of Rites company, Gurgoan and the concern
authority of the state that the construction work of Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya (JNV)
at Gumto is going on at a very slow pace.
As per tender agreement between the construction agency and the RITES Company, the
construction work was to be completed within 18 months. But it is surprising that
after 4 years construction work is still going on.
Hence I appeal the company and the construction agency to complete all the construction
work by 31st March 2011 and urge upon the concern authority to immediately shift
JNV from present place at Doimukh to Gumto from the next academic session.
I further hope that Deputy Commissioner of Papum Pare would be able to implement
MGNREGA, TFC, IAY, Hariyali, RKVY and other panchayat related schemes at the grass
root level so that poor and needy are benefited.
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.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: A group of citizen has lodged complaint against the Jaypee Group
executive chairman Manoj Gaur and joint managing director Pankaj Gaur and others
at Pasighat Police Station, East Siang district today for allegedly publishing distorted
political and geographical map of India, portraying wrong image of Adi tribe in their
Social Impact Assessment (SIA) report in Oct last in regards to Lower Siang Hydro
Jaypee Arunachal Power Limited (JAPL), a unit of Jaypee Associates, is set to execute
a 2,700 mega watt hydro electric project on Siang River that is set to dislocate
upto 39 villages in three Siang districts.
In its complaint letter, FSD general secretary Vijay Taram, Maksup Yomso, Daniel
Jamoh, Oyar Gao, Ogam Mengu and Aku Borang said the published report clearly show
that the very LSHE project is coming within the territory of China.
The letter further said that project authorities insulted the Adi people of the area
by circulating false, derogatory and defamatory report against Adi community stating
that ‘Adis are divided broadly into two group - Minyongs and Gallongs, adding marriage
takes place by abductions and even offering services to would be fathers-in-law!
It was intentionally published in the report that polyandry system exists among Adi
tribe, thus defaming the chastity and morality of Adi women, the complainants said.
The letter demanded investigation in the matter and arrest of the culprits responsible
for ‘attempting to disintegrate the Adi community and for insulting the practice,
belief, tradition and customs of indigenous people of the project affected area.’
Meanwhile the villagers of Padu Village, Upper Siang District conducted a general
body meeting recently at Padu, regarding the construction of Microhydel at Yamne–II
by Abir Infrastructure Private Limited.
The villagers strongly opposing the construction of Micro Hydels at Yamne-II, claimed
that earlier, the villagers headed by village Secretary submitted a memorandum to
the authority of the company. But, the authority of the company could not turn up
and instead of addressing the concerns of the villagers; the company is carrying
out their activities in the worksite.
The villagers further expressing their displeasure at the company, state government
and the local MLA said that the company did not even convene any meeting in the village
till date and neither the state government nor the Local MLA communicated with the
villagers of the surrounding Padu, Adi Pasi and Damro villages regarding the intention
of construction of Microhydels, issues of loss of land, destruction of Flora and
Fauna, compensation and upstream and downstream effects of the micro Hydel.
On foot, Dibang Valley DA reaches remote Anelih and Italin
Anini, Dec 5: For landlocked Dibang Valley deprived of roads and other modes of communication,
people are often left on their own. Most often than not, government schemes hardly
reach them. Caught up in harsh conditions, they do not even care much or leave it
for another time.
Aware of such trying conditions, the district administration and Zila Parishad took
the administration to their door steps.
Accompanied by heads of Department, Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng, Zilla Parishad
chairperson, Empi Meya undertook a tedious four days tour on foot to remote circles
of Anelih and Italin despite heavy down pour which made the already tortuous and
rugged track more difficult.
The mobile office issued as many as forty STs and thirty PRCs at Anelih circle and
fifty STs and thirty PRCs at Italin circle in an effort to make the public delivery
system more efficient and faster.
A series of meetings and interaction session were held at all the villages enabling
the officials and Zila Parishad to know the about the grass root problem and basic
infrastructure requirement of the villagers and schools.
DC has reviewed the progress of various projects and schemes in the circle and instructed
the departments concerned to ensure the quality work and time bound completion.
DC informed the villagers that JANSUVIDHA will be launched within a month to facilitate
faster delivery of public services.
DC underscored the need of panchayat members and villagers in making govt schemes
successful for community development and the role of
He assured possible redressal of every problem on priority within his capacity and
vowed to take up other problems with Govt. at an appropriate level. He urged upon
villages to identify some trekking route and tourist spot to allure tourist and bring
the district in tourism map of the state.
Putting light on the importance of ensuing population census and UID programme,
DC appealed every individual to co-operate and assist the District Administration
in making the programme a success.
Tayeng further called upon Jindal Power Ltd. and Ethane power co. to maintain transparency
in public dealing and respect public’s sentiments.
Arunachal & Assam interdependent: Jalley Sonam
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are interdependent in many areas particularly
in economic and social issues said Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction
Worker Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam at annual loving feast function organized
at Spirit of Truth Academic School, Amlokhi Pait village,19 km away from Silapatar,
He further emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility between
the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, appealed the people of Assam particularly
who are residing along the NH52 from Pasighat to Itanagar to extend all possible
help to the Arunachal people whenever any problems arises within the Assam territory
and also appealed the Arunachal People to maintain the same in the state.
The Chief Guest emphasizing the importance of education urged the parents and villagers
to encourage their children to attend school and assist the teachers in developmental
activities of the institution.
Further, the chairman advised the villager, GBs and PRI Leaders remain united and
work for the over all development of the area.
Later, he gave free exercise books to the students of the institution. Principal
of the institution, Pait acknowledging the contributions of Arunachal people appreciated
those people of the state who visited the institution and contributed fund for the
development of the infant institution.
Evangelist, S Dolley from Jonai, Assam also appealed the people of both states to
maintain good relation in near future as well.
ANYA to revive traditional sports, dances
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: In its endeavour to revive and popularize the forgotten traditional
games and sports, folk-dance, folk-lore, folk-songs, the All Nyishi Youth Association
(ANYA) has decided to conduct tour of Nyishi majority districts shortly.
It may be mentioned here that a group of 10 sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh
representing the state showcased Dapo and Bobo--two different traditional risky sports
of Nyishi Community at the on-going Hornbill Festival, Nagaland which was highly
appreciated by Army personnel and foreign tourist and even they were given standing
ovation by the all present on the occasion.
Its president Taring Mama said that ANYA will resolve in its next executive council
meeting to submit a memorandum to North East Council (NEC) for inclusion of the two
sports in National Rural Games.
“We have also decided form clubs to groom talents in traditional sports, especially
Dapo and Bobo, Mama added. An ANYA team will interact with the village elders, priests
and others, who have a good knowledge about such cultural items, traditions, and
document during its tour.
“It is very sad and matter of grave concern that our young generations are not aware
about many of our traditional cultural practices which were practised by our fore
fathers. We will conduct a tour of Nyishi majority districts to collect those forgotten
cultural practices, including musical instruments that were played on various occasions
by our forefathers,” said Mama.
“We will compile a docu film on such cultural items and bring it into media limelight
for wide publicity. We are also asked to submit a copy of the film to North East
Zonal Cultural Centre, Dimapur by its deputy director for wide publicity,” Mama added.
Beside Nyokum Yullo-- the main festival of the Nyishis and famous Rikam Pada-- there
are many other such festivals, traditional dances, folk-songs, folk-lore also in
Nyishi community which are still in darkness due to lack of publicity, ANYA Information
and publicity secretary Gida Punnung said. He said that he has found only Nyokum
Yullo and Rikam Pada in reference book on Nyishi culture at a library in Nagaland.
ANYA general secretary Tadar Binglo urged the NES, ANSU and all the Nyishi legislators
to extend all possible help to ANYA and its humble initiatives for revival of lost
cultural and traditions of the tribes. He also urged the State Government to have
a interaction with those 10 sportspersons, who have represented the state in Hornbill
festival at Nagaland, which will motivate them to go ahead.
Ultimatum' issued for early creation of Lower Siang district
Itanagar, Dec 5: The District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) for the creation
of Lower Siang district comprising 28 Likabali and 36 Nari-Koyu Assembly constituencies
unanimously adopted an eight-point resolution including a 30-day 'ultimatum' to the
government for spelling out its action on the various representations submitted in
DDJAC chairman Sengo Taipodia told UNI that democratic means in the form of dharna
and bandh would be organised if the government failed to respond at the earliest,
adding the resolution was adopted at the committee's first plenary meeting. The committee
vehemently condemned the role played by the state chief secretary Tabom Bam for allegedly
misguiding the Cabinet in decision-making and it decided to make a representation
to the government for taking appropriate action against the chief secretary.
The DDJAC decided to call upon both the elected representatives of Likabali and Nari-Koyu
constituencies for seeking information about the steps taken for the creation of
Lower Siang district.
It was decided that there shall be no claim upon the land in the name of clans or
individual and there would not be any demands for reservation to posts and contract-work
at the proposed district headquarters.
The Committee urged the public to donate voluntarily in accordance with their capacity
for mobilising resources in this regard.
The committee also demanded that with the withdrawal of delegated powers of SDO,
Likabali, in respect of issuance of PRC, the ST certificates be immediately revoked.
Addressing a gathering, the DDJAC chairman, while briefing about the movement for
creation of Lower Siang district, said the creation of the district was not committed
to the boundary issue as 75 villages under 28-Likabali Assembly constituency fell
under disputed areas with Assam.
Former Minister Kardu Taipodia said the matter should be raised in the forthcoming
Winter Session of the Assembly for adopting a resolution to initiate democratic action
if the government failed to respond within the stipulated time. UNI
NESO condemns atrocities on NE students
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The North East Students Organisation (NESO) in its Executive meeting
condemned the atrocities meted out to the North Eastern Students who are studying
outside the Region. It said that despite assurances by the Prime Minister, the attacks
on students of this region is going on unabated. The recent rape of a woman employed
with a BPO has an indicator of Prime Minister’s hollow and callous promises, it said.
The NESO has resolved to reiterate its earlier charter of Demand submitted to the
Prime Minister of India on June 2006 which includes Special Education commission
for North Eastern Stats. It further called for an education policy relevant to the
people of NE including rich cultural heritage, languages and history of this region
in the main curriculum of NCERT textbooks. Immediate deportation of Illegal foreign
settlers including Chakma Refugees of Arunachal Pradesh from the soil of north east,
scrapping of AFSPA from the north eastern states wherever it is imposed, and honour
the United Nations Covenants for Guarantee of Humans Rights are other demands.
It further called for Inter-states Boundary Commission for North East to examine
the claims and counter claims of the different people/states and to evolve a mechanism
to settle the long pending disputes taking into consideration the sentiments of the
states and its people.
The Union further demanded a Separate Time Zone for north east to do away with regional
and economic imbalance.
Secretary General of NESO Gumjum Haider said that on the request of AAPSU, the NESO
has taken up the issue of murder of Likha Yapi and entrusted All Assam Students Union
for the follow up and ensure punishment for the criminals involved.
Meanwhile, Naga Students Federation (NSF) has rejoined the NESO fold.
Podi-Barbi celebrated with pomp and gaiety
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The Ramo, Pai-Libo and Bokar communities residing in and around
the capital complex, Itanagar celebrated ‘Podi-Barbi’ in a grand manner at AAPBn
colony, Chimpu, Itanagar here today.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, MLA Techi Kaso said “Religion is a personal
matter of every individual but our aged old indigenous festival, custom and tradition
is our identity and we must preserve it”.
He went on to add that in this age of cultural cross-current, it is imperative that
the present generation should uphold traditional values which have given them a
distinct identity. The festival celebration was marked with colourful cultural presentation
by the women cultural troupe of Libo Bokar and Ramo Welfare Society, Itanagar besides
An inspiring journey of determination of an average student
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: In Arunachal Pradesh if children passes Class X exam with 40% mark,
parents get depressed thinking the kid has no future. It has become fashionable to
judge future of children on the basis of marks attained in class X and XII. If similar
yardstick were applied for students like Sarah Enung Borang, she definitely could
have no future to dream off! Despite scoring 47% in class X, 51% in class XII and
45% in graduation (B.Sc), Sarah is on her way to become a circle officer after securing
23rd rank in APPSC exam 2010.
Being an orphan and currently working as peon in Tax and Excise department, suddenly
world around her changed after the news of her cracking APPSC exam made headlines
in all the major dailies of Arunachal.
On Sunday afternoon, this journalist caught with Sarah Enung Borang, whose raise
to fame sounds like a fairy tale.
Dressed in traditional Adi attires, she landed up at my office and first thing she
said to me was, “I am just back from attending Church service. If you don’t mind,
let’s not talk about my past life. Enough has been said and written about my tragic
Talking about her success, Sarah told, despite being orphan she always had high dream
and wanted to become an IAS officer since childhood. “All my life, I had studied
in government schools and then graduated from JNC, Pasighat. Because of economic
problem and family tension, I could not secure good marks during school and college
days,” tells Sarah. Because of her pre-occupation with family life, she hardly could
take part in any extra-curriculum part during school days.
While most candidates who secured seat in APPSC exam are rejoicing, Sarah
says she is not really enthusiastic about her achievement. “I think me clearing APPSC
exam is not a big thing. I just hope my achievement can inspire women and other orphans
to dream big in life. Social message which am sending through my achievement is more
satisfying for me than clearing APPSC exam,” says Sarah.
Asked what people can expect from a young officer like her, Sarah says, “Coming from
a humble background, I will surely work dedicatedly for poor and downtrodden section
of society. Also I feel there is too much corruption in our system because of influence
from mainland India. Our tribal people never knew about corruption earlier but they
were taught by outsiders.” She also told that class system which is emerging in our
state on the basis of wealth is very dangerous trend. “Money, cars and social status
has become big thing in our state. Poor people like me are always looked down as
if we have no right to live in this state,” Sarah added. Further she tells that till
few days ago when she was just simple peon nobody cared for her. “Ever since news
of me cracking APPSC exam became public, I have been inundated with congratulatory
calls,” says Sarah.
On being asked how much this success means to her, she tells, “Finally, I feel am
at peace with myself. Despite all the difficulties, I always wanted to achieve success
and be role model. I have shed enough tears in life and went through much difficult
time, now I guess better days are arriving for me.”
Story like that of Sarah still makes us believe that hard work and determination
pays off in life. Her story should inspire many poor youths who are distraught with
prevailing situation in Arunachal, where corruption and nepotism seem to be the way
of getting jobs.
Also present team of APPSC lead by Chairman Rinchi Tashi and Secretary Huzar Lollen
deserves accolades for conducting successful exam in record time. Their sincere conduct
of exam has restored the faith of students in Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Hope other departments can learn something from commission and conduct open exams
instead of opting for backdoor recruitment policy.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: ‘Knowledge Horizon Classes’, a joint venture of Sriram Group initiative
and New Horizon Worldwide Inc. in association with the Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan opened
its Study Centre at E Sector, on Dec 1 last. Presently the demo classes are going
on in the Centre and formal classes will begin from Dec 8 next.
The study centre offers CBSE and Foundation courses for IITJEE/PMT (Cl- IX and X,
Maths and Science), CBSE and Integrated Courses for IITJEE/AIEEE/AIPMT (Cl –XI &
XII, Physics, Chemistry and Maths and Biology) and IITJEE/AIEEE/AIPMT courses for
XII pass students (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology)
It also offers capsule course on CBSE Math and Science for the Class X students appearing
in board examinations -2011 and contact programme for CBSE, Engineering and Medical
for Class XII students for board exam-2011.
Most of the faculty members of the Study Centre are from different IIT’s, NIT’s and
other prestigious universities and having practical teaching experience of more than
‘IIT Study Circle’ and ‘Vidyamandir Classes’ are learning partner and content provider
respectively of the Knowledge Horizon (KH) Classes.
K H Classes is a strategic unit of New Horizon Group focussed on academic excellence
in integrated coaching such as preparation of board exams as well as engineering/medical
International Campaign to Stop Violence against Women
Violence Against Women (VAW) and Girls is a universal reality but at the same time
it is invincible. It is the most widespread violation of Human Rights and has been
used to deprive women from their property rights, deny them their right to Health
and Education, to keep them out of decision making forums, to exploit their labour
and to degrade the dignity of women keeping them perennially in conditions of inequality
and injustice. It can include Physical, Sexual, Psychological and Economic abuse
and it cut across boundaries of Age, Race, Culture, Wealth and Region. Violence is
not always committed by strangers but people commonly known to us. It takes place
in the Home, on the Street, at the Work Place, Schools, in the Farms, Refugee Camps
during conflicts and Crises. It has many forms- from the most universally prevalent
form of Domestic Physical and Sexual Violence, to Eve Teasing, Molestation, Sexual
Harassment at the Work-place, Rape, Kidnappings, Trafficking, abuse during Pregnancies,
so called Honour killings, Dowry Deaths, Female Foeticide and infanticide.
The general Low Status of Women and the entrenched nature of discriminatory structures
have led to what is seen as a lifecycle of VAW. Even before birth women suffer from
sex selective abortions, at infancy they may face female infanticide, as young children
they will have to put up with incest and son preference, as adolescents they may
be sexually abused or trafficked, as young they may suffer rape, sexual harassment
as wives they may experience domestic violence, dowry related violence, marital rape
or honour killings and as widows they may be deprived of property and dignity. The
vulnerability at every stage makes VAW a terrible legacy. Each of these instances
of Human Right’s violation has been protested against in several forms. One such
movement is the Campaign to Stop VAW.
The international Campaign to Stop Violence Women is observed the world over from
25th of November to 10th of December every year. It was launched by the first Women’s
Global Leadership Institute, USA, in 1991. In 1999, the United Nation General Assembly
declared November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against
Women (IDEVAW) and the white ribbon has become the symbol for the day. It marks the
beginning of the fortnight campaign to Stop VAW and ends on December 10 which is
the Human Rights Day.
In Arunachal Pradesh, people are becoming aware of an institution called the United
Nations (UN) and quite interesting many of the people I have come across talks about
using the UN mechanism to address the refugee issues, indigenous peoples rights but
yet when it comes to women and women right this same people consider it as domestic
issues. But we have to bear in mind that if the United Nations has passed United
Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples Right (UNDRIP) it is the same United Nations
that has also passed the resolution on Conventions on Elimination of All kinds of
Discrimination of Women (CEDAW) involved in discussion of the issues relating to
discrimination against women in political and civil life as well as economic, social
and cultural life.
We too need to observe the VAW campaign as many in our state believes that VAW is
only domestic violence but there are traditional practices that are repressive and
violent to women. In Arunachal we are lucky not to have the dowry system as well
as honor killings but our society is also infected by the myriad contour of VAW.
Reports from the State Commission for Women, Press and other sources reaffirms the
fact that VAW in Arunachal Pradesh has been on the rise. There are some social and
cultural practices that are violent towards women and harmful to their health. For
instance, child marriage a crime punishable under law is also prevalent in certain
communities. Girl child are sold to strengthen matrimonial relations and in some
cases due to abject poverty of parents. These children have been victims of abuse
at a tender age and their lives are marred with memories of bitter experience for
the rest of their lives. Incidence of maternity death is also high in these areas.
In many community’s women are considered as tradable commodities. In times of marriages
bridal price are paid in Mithuns. And women are subjected to verbal abuses.
In one of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, the tradition and customary practice of
polyandry where brothers can share wives is also common but not necessarily with
the consent of the women in question. Many a time women have been subjected to molestation
and harassments during family gatherings, festivals because man have the preset idea
that it is permissible to misbehave with sister-in-law. Sometime back a women was
raped by her brother in law (the younger brother of her husband) while on her way
to the farm. She took up this matter to the village council but justice was denied
to her as the village council gave the verdict that this particular case has no ground
as the man in question is her brother in law and according to the traditions it is
The principles of Tribal customs and traditions have never been discriminatory towards
women. Rather it had uphold the dignity and superiority of women in a way we see
that in many of our religious affairs and festivals we mostly revered the goddesses
to give us bountiful harvest and good life.
Thus religion and tradition should not be used to justify acts of violence.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: A one day awareness programme was held on Dec 4 at Hapoli on Women
education, health and Govt. developmental plan organized by Dr. Tage Rupa, Assistant
Professor, Rajiv Gandhi University under UGC sponsored Major Research Project entitled,
“Women participation in Land Management among Apatani tribe: an observation and analysis,
Dr. Tok Reena Boa, Assistant Professor, RGU talked on the Role & Importance of Women
education while Health issues related with women were dealt by Dr. Chin Dei Kim,
Health centre, RGU. The project coordinator Dr. Tage Rupa talked in length on Existing
Govt. developmental plan for women particularly in Ziro and Arunachal Pradesh as
a whole. More than 50 participants attended the programme.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The NERIST Faculty Association (NFA) has alleged that a one of
its members, the Head of Civil Engineering Department of NERIST was physically assaulted
by three staff members.
It said that because of this incident Building & work sub-Committee had to be postponed.
The assault amounts to physically preventing an officer from performing his assigned
duty and it also amounts to an attack on the dignity of the entire teaching community,
it said and demanded appropriate punitive action against the culprits so that NERIST
functionaries can discharge their assigned duties without any feeling of insecurity.
However a case was yet to be registered.
GSU urged to reconsider bandh
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The Donyi Polo Government College, Kamki in West Siang district
has appealed to the Galo Students Union (GSU) to reconsider its decision to go ahead
with bandh on December 13 in protest against those accused in the PDS scam.
The college principal in a release today said that the House test scheduled from
Dec 1 to 20 next cannot be postponed as it is in accordance with the university
calendar. The college would be having examinations for English, Hindi and other
Honours papers on Dec 13 as per the exam scheduled and the exam timetable has already
been circulated among the students who hail from Upper Subansiri district besides
those of West Siang, the release said.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: National Youth Project of Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with
the Kameng MPCS Ltd organised a HRD Micro Finance Programme for SHGs at Seppa, East
The programme was sponsored by the Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP),
Arunachal Pradesh. Around 75 SHG group members took part in the training programme.
Similar programme will be organised at Jung, Dirang, Bomdila, Rupa, Kalaktang, Ziro,
Daporijo, Aalo, Pasighat, Boleng and at Koloriang during the next 10 days.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed by the law students of
different legal forums has unanimously decided to oppose bandh being proposed by
the ALSU saying that it has no consensus of the primary members of the union.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: Meghalaya cricket team defeated Arunachal cricket team by 5 wickets
at Under-22 tournament.
Meghalaya team reached the 163 run target set by Arunachal Team in 35th over losing
five wickets. Rajesh Oraon of Meghalaya was the top scorer for the team with 66 runs
while Sams Alam, Momar Ori, Tana Begi and Suhel Hussain took 1 wicket each for Arunachal.
Opener Joram Richo scored a significant 38 runs for the team, while Captain Brena
Kri was the highest scorer from Arunachal with 42 runs. At the Women’s event, Bihar
defeated Arunachal Pradesh by nine wickets at St. Anthony's Cricket Stadium, Shillong
on Dec 5.
ITANAGAR: The International Campaign to stop Violence Against Women is observed the
world over from 25th of November till the 10th of December Every Year. It marks the
beginning of a fortnight’s campaign to stop VAW and ends on Dec 10th symbolically
linking VAW and Human Rights.
Women In Governance- Arunachal is organising a Peace Rally to observe the VAW campaign.
The Rally will start from G-Sector opposite R K Mission Hospital to Bank Tinali.
ITANAGAR: Naharlagun Traders’ Union urged the state government to improve all roads
and drainage system and construct dust bins at all sectors of Naharlagun.
The union further demanded the authorities of SBI to immediately restore the ATM
service of G-Extension and set up a new ATM booth at Borapani Market.