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2009

December  -  07

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RKM Hospital get state of art facilities

Healthy society only mantra to ensure development: CM

ITANAGAR, Dec 6: Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar today added another feather to its highly decorated cap with the inauguration of state of art facilities including MRI, Computerized X-Ray machines.

Inaugurating the facilities today, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said that “Healthy and hygienic society is the only mantra to ensure accelerated development of a state”.

“Hospitals are equivalent to worship places as the people from all walk of the lives bring their near and dear ones with the hope that they would be cured in the hospital. In order to uphold their belief, the hospital fraternity has to accord them with the highest possible hospitable behaviour”, Khandu advised. A simple but warm smile of a medical practitioner or the sisters can ease out a patient’s illness to a great extent, he further added.

Apart from behavioural approach, the chief minister emphasized for keeping the hospital clean and hygienic. He called on the hospital authority to issue special directives to the patients and their attendants to avoid smoking and chewing tobacco in the hospital premises.

Khandu lauded the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital for rendering philanthropic health service to the people of the state and encouraged for continuing the noble cause. “Now that the hospital has got advanced equipments, I am sure it will deliver efficient health services to the needy, who needn’t have to go outside of the state for further treatment due to lack of such equipments, incurring huge expenses” the chief minister said.

He also reiterated on creating awareness upon HIV / AIDS which is engulfing the state as a burning fire.

Khandu later facilitated the out going Secretary of the R K Mission Swami Vishawatmananda with a souvenir and extended his gratitude for his relentless service to the state during his tenure.

Speaking on the occasion Health and family welfare Minister Tanga Byaling stressed for a unison effort to fight various dreaded diseases to make the state a disease free one. Terming the RK mission hospital as lifeline for the people of the state, he assured all possible assistance from the government’s end in the time and again.

Finance Minister Setong Sena expected the new life saving machines benefit the populace of the state to the fullest. He appreciated the R K Mission for rendering service to the humanity in the most important field of education and health.

Health Commissioner Anshu Prakash advocated for proper maintenance of the machines, which are first of its kind in the state. (PRO to CM)

 

Better passenger service need of the hour: Kri

TEZU, Dec 6: Parliamentary Secretary Karikho Kri urged his department’s employees to work with dedication and extend their helping hand to provide better passenger service. He said this during a visit to the State Transport office Tezu yesterday.

He had a detailed discussion and on spot assessment of present state transport infrastructures.

At present  seven State transport bus is plying from Tezu to Tinsukia, Hayuliang/Walong/Hawai and Roing where as near about 30 private passenger vehicle are playing on various route of Lohit and Anjaw.

Kri said that effort would be initiated to improve the passenger comfort and amenities in the buses.

Kri also disclosed that, he would work to setup a driving school so that interested people can learn driving.

Earlier, Station Superintendent Tezu Roy Chudhury briefed Kri about the Tezu State Transport Department. (DIPR)

 

15 districts gather in Tezu for state level archery competition

ITANAGAR, Dec 6: 15 districts of the state are taking part in Talom Rukbo Memorial State Level Archery Competition.

The event is being organised by Arunachal Vikash Parishad to select participants to represent the state at the nationals in Himachal Pradesh.

 The event got off to a colourful start and was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Karikho Kri at Secondary School ground Tezu today.  Kri urged the participant to deliver their best and uphold the image of the state at National and international levels. Such camps are not only opportunities to exhibit talents but also share and know each other’s tradition, customs, foods which would go a long way in further integration of the state and nation, said Kri.

Appreciating the organizer  for remembering social reformer Talom Rukbo who is in the mind of every citizen of Arunachal, Kri urged members of Arunachal Vikash Parishad to work for the needy people of this bordering state. He further assured all possible help.

Earlier, encouraging the participants, Sanjay Commandant 25th BN ITBP said that, his organization will extend all possible help to the people of the area and  few proposal are awaiting approval of government for the people of Tezu. ITBP will provide bow & arrow to the trainee, he disclosed.

Apart from the march-past by participants, the event saw a cultural program, address by Arunachal Vikash Parishad State Unit Secretary V.K Dubey and district unit President Soblem Pul. (DIPR)

 

NERIST advocate ecotourism in Ziro valley  

ZIRO, Dec 6: An environmental awareness program was organised by North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) in collaboration with Achukuru welfare society in Sululya and Kalung villages of Ziro on Dec 3-4.

80 villagers including 3 gaon buras from Sululya and 66 villagers including 9 gaon buras from Kalung village witnessed the program.

Rashmi Chawlu, Research fellow, elaborated the significance of environment and its protection and the importance of ecotourism as an alternative livelihood option in Ziro. The gaon buras of respective villages have expressed that such sensitization program should be organised every year in the Apatani valley.

Additionally, on Dec 5, a village level meeting was conducted to constitute village level ecotourism management committee to encourage the ecotourism in Ziro valley. This program is organised under the UNDP project

 “Linking cultural heritage with natural heritage – a study on community based conservation and livelihood option in Ziro valley, Arunachal Pradesh” under the technical guidance of G. Pangging, Department of Forestry, NERIST.

 

SFRI organise field functionaries training on Bamboo

ITANAGAR, Dec 6: The Field functionaries training on bamboo resources, its identification, propagation, plantation management and innovative applications under National Bamboo Mission was organized by State Forest Research Institute, Department of Environment and Forests at Van-Vigyan Kendra Chessa on Dec 4 last,  sponsored by National Bamboo Mission, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation Government of India, New Delhi.

The training was attended by field functionary officers from Department of Environment and Forests, Horticulture and Agriculture from various part of the state.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Conservator of Forests Dr. K. Kire, highlighted the significance of bamboo in upliftment of rural economy and environmental conservation.

He urged the field Officers of different implementing departments to execute the project at grass root level in their best possible way and appreciated the National Bamboo Mission for funding support for such economic based project in the country and also appreciated the role of SFRI, department of Environment and Forests for providing Technical- Know how for commercial cultivation of bamboo and advise the participants to have proper interaction with the resource persons.

DFO Silviculture Joram Dopum, informed that Van Vigyan Kendra,

 Chessa is the only Forestry based Research and Training centre in North Eastern states with required  facilities such as bambosetum,  tree germplasm bank and canetum which is run by State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar. He emphasized that more such training programme should be organized at this centre to provide the officers to see the practical activities.

Resource persons, Systematic Botanist, SFRI Dr. L.R. Bhuyan, gave power point presentation on bamboo resources of the state and its identification techniques.

Forest Geneticist and Nodal Officer, NBM Dr. G Murtem spoke on the plantation and management of bamboo and its possibilities of good economics returns. He informed that more than one lakhs rupees can be earned from one hectare bamboo plantation per year within a span of five to six years after plantation.

Scientist and Training Coordinator R.K. Taj, also gave power point presentation on bamboo flowering, its management action plan, innovative uses of bamboo and bamboo based eco- tourism importance and potential in North Eastern states particularly Arunachal Pradesh. He informed that bamboo has been identified as one of the highly carbon sequestration plants and bamboos are traditionally used as food and drugs for treatment of various ailments and has been ascribed wonderful medicinal properties. The foods cooked in a bamboo Culm absorbed the bamboo sap and are effective against asthma, spitting blood and haemorrhoids. The secret medicine “Tabaschir” has been used for centuries against poisoning. He also informed that present  bamboo resources of the state is not sufficient for setting up of various bamboo based industries like paper mill, shoot industry, etc. therefore more plantation  should be made under National bamboo mission scheme to meet up the future needs. He also appealed all field functionary officers to penetrate the activities at grass root level.

Y. Bole Range Officer, Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa and U.V. Singh also spoke on the occasion. Later, the field inspections and demonstrations were also conducted.

 

AAPSU get the better of Press

RONO HILLS, Dec 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) team defeated Press fraternity of Capital Complex by one wicket in a keenly contested cricket friendly at Rajiv Gandhi University playground here today.

Chasing a moderate target of 82 run set by Press team to win, AAPSU team reached the destination in the penultimate over.

Marge Riba, who was later declared man of the match, smashed 22 runs. His innings studded with four hits to the fence. After Boge’s departure no AAPSU tailenders could cross the double figure mark and wicket began to fall at regular intervals.

Preetom wrecked havoc on AAPSU top order with his brilliant spell and removed three top batsmen. He took the wickets of Tobom Dai (5), N Tamar (0), and R Kuku (7). Other wicket takers were Tacha (2 wkt), Y Kena, Ashok Pillai and Tatung. Fielding of Press team was the hall mark of the day. Brilliant catches by Jarpum Gamlin, RJ Pater, Kumar and Atanu injected more life to the match.

Earlier, Press team won the toss and choose to bat first. Braving incessant rain, opener Jarpum Gamlin and Taba Ajum gave flying start to Press team’s innings. After the opener duo’s departure, captain Dodum Yangfo took the charge and contributed seven valuable runs to Press team’s total. He also hit a thundering four to the fence. Tapan Kumar Das became the highest scorer with nine runs (4x2). After Tapan’s departure, no Press team’s tail wag as four batsmen returned to the pavilion without opening their account.

The match, which began at around 10 am, was delayed by about an hour due to incessant rain.

Mediapersons from Capital Complex, including electronic and print media participated the tournament organized by AAPSU.

 

Wild Life and us

By Tamo Dada

Recently a close friend of mine came to me teary eyed and said “It’s all over". He told me that his girl friend has broken their 10 years long relationship because she got bored.

As a Wildlife Biologist, it made me wonder, do wild animals too have emotions? Do they know what emotions are?

The dictionary defines the word Emotion as “a moving of the mind or soul: excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting".

If you note the key words of the definition of word Emotion, it says excitement, painful, disturbance, agitation. Surely every pet owners especially those having dogs know the meaning of these words which is often exhibited by their pets, more so when they meet after a day long absence. Dogs greet their owners by waging their tail accompanied with low sharp barks or by jumping in the mid-air showing their excitement. Boy! Animals really know how to show their excitements. They do have emotions.

As 1 am writing this, 1 still remember the innocent and amazed took of a young female barking deer deep inside Pakke Tiger Reserve one fine morning, on 24 October 2003. I was all alone early in the morning walking along the forest trails looking at marvelous beautiful varied forest birds. There were black bulbuls with their large flocks calling each other along with few species of warblers and forest tailorbirds jumping playfully all over the trees and bushes. I could distinctly hear the calls of red jungle fowl and the distinct loud hmmp calls of large imperial doves. Within this busy wild supermarket a moment behind the bushes caught my attention. As I peered through the bushes, I saw a pair of eyes also peering towards me. The eyes were benevolent and pleasant to look; it was bright and beautiful as it emerged from the bushes. It was a female barking deer, few feet away from me. 1 Could sense that she was looking at the first human being of her life. Oh! What a look of amazement she had! She was tilting her head from left to right and from right to left as if prospective Hindi movie bridegroom was looking slyly at his would be bride. Frankly, like the proverbial bride, I too stared at her, marveling at her innocence, the purity of love, away from violence, politics and heartbreaks. She stood there as utopian of love and innocence. How true when one see teenagers madly in love walking hand in hand in Akash Deep complex not knowing the kinds of heartbreaks the life will bring.

Like every caring human parents I dream and pursue to conserve, preserve and provide the best of environment where many more wild animals can maintain their innocence and prosper.

As every loving human parent, I too grieve to see the beautiful, innocent dead wild animals adoring our market places and our attires. Just imagine, how you would feel, when someone is after your beautiful daughters and sons to kill them just because they have beautiful skin, hair and teeth. So as to show their bravado or just for time pass. Oh! Come on man! You cannot kill a life to kill your boredom or so that you can use the dead animal's parts as fashion statement or maintain your frivolous traditions when you have embraced every statement of the modern western world.

This I say to my heartbroken friend, learn from the animals, what is love!  Learn from the lions, how to maintain a relationship. Learn from the wild animals what you mean by being innocent and learn from them how to live in a cosmopolitan society.

Love wildlife and learn to live like humans. (The author is the first trained Wildlife Biologist from Arunachal Pradesh. He could be contacted at tamodadda@gmail.com)

 

 

The price of the uniform

Kamin Borang

It is not a depiction, it is a prophecy the days are not far when we will witness many Tirap & Changlang, many Manipur (Ethnic war, inter-tribe & intra¬tribe clash, insurgency & killing), many Gorkha Land (VI Scheduled, autonomy, state), many Jharkhand (eco-disparity, against capitalist, Zaminders, rich, land acquisition & alienation & casteism). many Chattisgarh (for tribal land and forest right, against the exploitation from outsiders & capitalist in the name of industrialization & development with false promise of compensation and rehabilitation) in Arunachal Pradesh.

Arise! Awake!! It is not yet late to prepare ourselves.

Ask those who are beneath the bunker, suffocating, peep the enemies, who are on the top of glacier patrols for days, who in the dense forest engulfed by leaches and mosquitoes battled their life from the bullets of militants & insurgents.

Ask those who are awake in the odd hours, starving for days, swollen and sunken eyes for lack of sleep, in the soaring heat and biting cold, still with a smile on the face crossing every obstacles just to see you smile, feel comfortable and secured.

Ask those who have escaped the death from near inch, who have felt and experienced the intensity of IED blast, who have seen and gathered the pieces of human flesh splitting around for martyr pyre, who have dribbled from the spray of bullets launched by militants hiding.

Once while attending Service Selection Board (CDSE-99) at Cariappa Duar (Allahabad), Eastern Zone Selection Centre, the secretary of selection board (Brigadier) delivered a speech during the last stage of selection process - stating that they don't look for intellectual who can became a good scientist, scholars and IAS officer. They don't look for good orator and artist who can became  renowned politicians and actor, but they look for those cadres who have in them officer like qualities.

There was a time where "Police Force" means a dumping ground for all those naughty and defaulters youth of the villages, but time changed, situation demanded for selection of the best.

Therefore, request the concern department to recruit and appoint the best of the best in the ensuing mass police recruitment drive, to maintain the dignity of uniform, retain the honour and prepare for the days ahead.

If there can be a special recruitment drive for NCC-'C' certificate holders for appointment of commission officers in defense services, reservation for ex-serviceman and serving force personal in SSC and other selection board, why not APPSC for APS (Dy. SP) reserve certain post for those defense force & police personnel who despite several untold ordeal still manage to crack the mains, who with their vast valuable experiences and deep knowledge can enhance the process of policing.

There are many occasion and certain situation where field and tactical experiences matter more than just dormant and decaying knowledge erupting from sofa, safari and Air Conditioned cabins.

"Remember coward dies many times before death but bravest of the brave dies only a single time in his life span that also with a mark of honour in his coffin'.

So, uniform means not for fashion but a passion with definite goal and objective. Uniform is the protector of the nation, therefore third pillar of the nation. Uniform is the ozone layer of the public, need to be preserved.

Uniform is the umbrella of the rightful citizen, need to be frame well. The values & price it carries is next only to god and your mortal life.

(The contributor is with Central Industrial Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs)

 

Union congratulates SIC

ITANAGAR, Dec 6: All Yachuli Students’ Union congratulated State Information Commission on winning the National RTI Award recently.

Meanwhile, the union thanked Governor JJ Singh for felicitating information commissioner Toko Anil.

No compromise with quality and time: Khandu

ITANAGAR: The PWD officers led by its Chief Engineer T H Tayung displayed a well-prepared model of State Civil Secretariat to the chief minister Dorjee Khandu in his office conference hall in presence of Development Commissioner V K Dev and Planning Secretary Ankur Garg.

The chief minister while being very firm with the infrastructural development of the state directed the chief engineer to ensure quality work and timely completion of the project. “We will not compromise with the quality and delay in completion”, he assertively said.

Earlier, he had also visited the State Assembly building construction site and instructed the department and contractor to expedite the work.  

The PWD team of officers present were SE K Wage, Sr. Architect Dawa Tsering and EE T Taki. (PRO to CM)

 

Poi Pee Mau

ITANAGAR:  Khampti community of the state is gearing up to celebrate Poi Pee Mau (Khampti New Year) festival which falls between Dec 11-13. This festival marks the beginning of first month under Khampti calendar.

Between Dams and Dustbin, what we need more is dustbins!

 

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share some of my feelings. My amateur feeling goes like this. I am a very common subject of the very special (Apple) state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Whenever I pick up this or any other daily there is always news about cleaning up of a town, social services being conducted and other philanthropic works as such.

With highest regards to people who are involved in such activities, i feel very sorry for them as these people with all their heart want to keep our very special state clean but they will never succeed in it because we the Arunachalees are all deeply rotten.

how much ever we are cleaned up on the surface it still stink of all the ill and unwanted traits of a state.

There was a huge news as the public information office being given the RTI award. But I wonder if the RTIs did actually helped anyone?

There was huge hue and cry that since RTI act has been enacted there will be justice and fair play in every field, mostly in employment but i dont need to say anything on this as everyone knows how things work.

Then there were this so called democratic elections...a farce I say but in here i don’t have anything against the candidates, most of whom spent lakhs and lakhs of rupees.

It is the people who compelled them to do so. What can these poor political aspirants do when every damn person asks Rs 5000 or more for single vote?

After already spending so much money in the elections no rational person would even think spending an extra penny on developmental activities.

I know most of the people must be getting furious and as a very common argument they would simply say, "humko vaise bhi kuch nahi milta toh kyon na paise lele". But this way the vicious circle will never ever end and we will soon be doomed.

We can for once sacrifice our personal benefits and think of future and for all.

There won’t be a single mango man in the state who don’t grumble over the conditions of their town or colony or village but nobody dare to challenge the system as we all are immune to bad infrastructure and backwardness.

It is synonymous to the reason why India did not get effected badly by the global recession, “because our living standards is already so low that it cannot be lowered down any further". So state of our state is so distorted that there is hardly any scope left for any more distortion.

I might sound a hypocrite pointing fingers at others and doing nothing myself but as mentioned already I am a mango man. I am like everyone rotten and a hypocrite.

 Ban Chinese products they say, will it help?

When you all take pride in going to the "complex' for every damn thing?

Why not transfer the energy and aggression to constructive works as opening up a special cell in the union to see that the RTI is actually utilized, or file PILs as most of the members in any unions are law students it will fetch some experience for the future judiciary of the state.

Dams and dams everywhere which is threatening every aspect of life for whom it is supposed to be made. Instead why not construct dustbins everywhere which will be more beneficial right now for everyone and make sure that it is maintained properly because there are some places like Daporijo where dustbins are cause of inconvenience and diseases as they are never ever cleared!

Now many might think that I started with the thought that cleaning the surface is not helpful and why am I stuck on petty issue as dustbin. This is to justify my argument that between Dams and Dustbin what we need more is dustbins!

This much for today. I will keep writing till I rot completely and decompose.

 Yours,

Aam Aadmi (on E-mail)

 

 

 

 

Flexibility is no good for APPSC

 

Dear Editor,

Through the esteemed columns of your daily, I take the privilege to draw your kind attention towards the recent issue of `Re-consideration Theory' of the rejected candidates, which we do not subscribe to.

If at every stage of the examination, reconsideration is done, we expect the commission to carry on with this process after the preliminary and Main exam too. As it is known to all that the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission is an autonomous and an advisory body, but in Arunachal Pradesh, it is governed and dictated by the various interest groups. It is the most flexible commission despite its tall claim of its status and position but they do not have a stand against the confronting situations created by certain pressure groups even though their demands may not be genuine.

The reconsideration of date and reconsideration of rejected list of candidate shows the instability of the commission. This is very much evident that the commission is lacking in executing its discretionary power and tend to bend towards the direction of pressure given. It is truly said by some bygone leaders of our State that `Arunachal Pradesh is a land of kushi-kushi ‘ Now  it has been very much proved to the commission in its true term.

The rules and instructions to fill up the form were provided to every individual along with the form. So where does the question of minor mistake arise here?

The minimum eligibility for appearing in this exam is graduation. Such silly mistake from a graduate and an educated person is not expected. APPSCCE is the mother of all examination in the state. How could someone aspiring for such a prestigious exam be so irresponsible? The filling up of form is the first step towards achieving the goal. When a person could be so reckless in his or her first move, what could the State anticipate from such person in the future?

There are about 8000 candidates who have been selected, filled up their forms properly and many in this category have filled the forms more than once to avoid being rejected. Had it been made clear in the beginning that rejected candidates would be reconsidered, there would not have been a matter of concern regarding the filling of form.  Everyone is aware of the fact that scrutiny and rejection are a part and parcel of every examination.  Therefore, such demand for reconsideration should not be deliberately made and at the same time entertained by the Commission.

It is our genuine feeling that no individual has the right to challenge the integrity of the Commission and impose their decision for their own benefits. Man by nature is a social being with unlimited wishes and desires. If the Commission goes to fulfill the desires of every individual, where would its own identity go? If the Commission is to be ruled by many minds, let it be run by the public and pressure groups as such.

No doubt, India is a democratic country where every individual has the right to express his or her feelings and sentiments. Likewise, everyone is given the opportunity to avail the form but it is completely the fault on the part of the rejected candidate who did not make the best out of it. Nevertheless, this right should not be taken for granted and exercised in a wrong way. The Commission should maintain its standard and the candidates aspiring for such prestigious post should abide by the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission other than the unfair means of selecting the candidates.

Yours,

Miss Vanessa Borang

Bank Tinali, Itanagar

 

 

 

AASA need to be appreciated and emulated

 

Dear Editor,

I went through the headline- A garbage bin with a difference! of Dec 4 edition of your yours esteemed daily. The steps taken up by Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA) really need to be appreciated for their hygienic and eco-friendly deeds. Such ideas always need to be encouraged by our Govt. and other NGOs in state like Arunachal, which houses biological hotspots, and where every steps and deeds have to be eco-friendly.

Now what state needs is a good plan for proper and hygienic disposal of both the waste were non-degradable are recycled, degradable  further used for production of household gas and manure. For this, what can be better than a 'Biogas plant'? If state does not have it, well state must plan for it and if state has it, state should plan more of it for the better usage of wastes. This will be in the  interest of the state in the field of cleanliness and growth in economy.

Yours,

Hage Rambo

JNC Pasighat

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