ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Cow, bullocks etc. were distributed among 20 selected villagers
of Denka and Bogul under livelihood support system under RVP/FPR programme by Rural
Work Department through chairmen of Denka and Bogul Watershed Committee recently.
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association (AAPTWA) has fervently
appealed to every people of the state to maintain peaceful co-existence among all
communities without any communal differences.
“AAPTWA stands for unity, integrity among all tribal community of the state and appeals
everyone to cooperate the Govt and administration in maintaining law and order in
the state,” the association said in a release. It also appealed to every colony,
sector and various organizations in the state to work for promotion of unity and
peace among the tribal community of the state.
Society appeals for putting an end to hunting
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Claiming that rampant killing of wild animal and selling of their
meat are found to be highest in Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri district, the
Orphan Trust Society (OTS) appealed to the authority to take appropriate measures
to stop such illegal activities.
“Unless there is strict restriction on selling and killing wild animal some animal
species in Arunachal Pradesh would extinct within few years,” feared the society.
It also appealed to all to restraint themselves from such illegal killing spree
to maintain ecological balance.
Free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: 10BN ITBP Taksing has conducted a free medical camp at Taksing,Upper
Subansiri recently. School students and villagers of Taksing and nearby villages
availed the free medical checkup.
Meanwhile, 10 ITBP Kimin observed world aids day at Kimin on December 1 last. On
the occasion, CMO (SG) Dr. Dipankar Nayak briefed about do’s and don’ts about AIDS.
Commandant Rajesh Kumar Tomar also briefed about AIDS and strongly advised the ranks
of ITBP to strictly follow the precautionary measures to do away with AIDS.
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Worlds AIDs Day 2011 was observed at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
Palin. To create an awareness among the local people, a rally was organized by the
students of school.
An interschool drawing and skit play competition was organized on the topic “causes,
modes of transformation and remedial measure to prevent HIV AIDS ”. District Labour
officer Kipa Takia, Circle officer of Gangtey Abu Tabo and Medical Officer PHC Pania,
Principal Donyi polo Vidyaniketan, KGBV Lumba U.K. Singh spoke on the ocassion.
Abu Tabo appreciated the commendable effort of the team of teaching staff of JNV
Palin in organizing co curricular activities and also assured to extend support &
cooperation in future while Dr Tang spoke on need of awareness in preventing HIV
Committee demands revocation
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: All Nyiko Students Welfare Association has demanded that the termination
of a class XII Science student of Rama Krishna Mission School, Aalo be revoked.
Earlier, the association has served a seven days ultimatum for immediate revocation
of termination order to Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, School Management Committee
Rama Krishna Mission School, Aalo.
‘Float open tender’
ITANAGAR Dec 3: Gante Circle Intellectual Forum (GCIF) requested that authority
concerned float open tender for new bridge construction over Kurung River at Dha
It said that awarding work order to inexperienced firms would be inviting disaster
as the bridge would be the life line of two districts.
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Nand Kishore Tiwary alias Baba Basar, the oldest businessman of
Basar passed away on Dec 2 at Basar. He was cremated at Bam Cremation ground near
Bam village in presence of many well wishers from the Basar and nearby areas.
He was popularly known as Baba Basar who established business before Chinese aggression
of 1962 at Basar. He reached Basar way back in 1960 by foot and started his business
by opening a small grocery shop at Basar.
Though he belonged to Gaura Bazar village, Gopalganj District of Bihar, nevertheless
he played a great role in development of the district basically in establishing
He was well versed in Galo language and contributed immensely in the development
of West Siang as a whole and Basar in particular.
Market was shut for the day as a mark of respect for Baba. He was survived by one
son and two daughters.
Meanwhile Bam Chili Youth Club mourned the demise of Lt Baba Basar and said that
it would be difficult to find another man of his caliber in business community.
ASM donates school furniture
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The Anchal Samity Member (ASM) of Neomi Takap Tagru has donated
25 pairs of desks and benches and 7 chairs to Govt. Middle School Neomi during his
visit to the school on December one last.
With this, the sitting problem of both students and teachers of the school has been
solved to a large extent. Earlier, both the students and teachers used to sit in
bamboo made bench and chairs, according to a school release.
Make the locations public: NCP
ITANAGAR: Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh has urged the concerned authority
to make public the location of offices of All Heads of Departmental, Minister’s,
Parliamentary Secretaries, Commissioners, Secretaries in the twin Capital Complex
along with telephone numbers.
It further said that the Govt. must make arrangement of offices in a compact area
for the convenience of the people.
It further said that most of the Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries have more
than one accommodation making it difficult for common people to reach them.
ATA comes out in support of SSA teachers
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The central executive committee of Arunachal Teachers Association
(CECATA) highlighting the grievances of SSA run schools and teachers, strongly urged
the state government to immediately release the enhanced salary of SSA teachers with
arrears within December 15.
It threatened to boycott the normal school activities if government fails to address
the SSA teacher’s grievances within the stipulated time.
Meanwhile, seven member CEC ATA headed by its president would start the tour of the
districts starting from Aalo to study the ground reality and the problems faced by
teaching community of the state.
They will also interact with DDSEs/ADEOs and members of District ATA units of West
Siang, East Siang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw Tirap and Changlang
A unique Interview
On Nov 28, I appeared a very unique interview at around 10.30 am not faced hitherto.
I went to appear an interview for the post of Research Officer (Scientist-B), Project
Tiger, Namdapha National Park, Miao. The interview was conducted in the official
chamber of the Chief Secretary. The interview board was headed by the Chief Secretary
as the Chairman and other members being Commissioner, RD and the Additional PCCF
(Administrative & Vigilance).
The very aura was something unusually different. Out of the six shortlisted candidates,
two candidates failed to turn up. And among the remaining four candidates, the most
experienced one got pruned at the eleventh hour citing age as the reason, though
he passed through the scrutiny committee's watchful eyes. The remaining three candidates
who were found to be ok in all aspects & respect had to face the interview. After
some time, out of the three candidates came my chance to rush to grave.
The interview seemed to be Ok. Many questions in the form of bouncers were thrown
at by some board members. Overall it was O.k.
But, I simply fail to understand as to why one of the board members did not ask me
a single question throughout the interview session.
I am not conversant with telepathic conversation of questions and answers nor does
the normal interview procedure allow it. The only sentence uttered by him was," No
need to ask question, Its Ok".
Absolutely shocked I was. Never in my Life, had I ever faced such a unique interview.
I am really skeptical about the fairness of the interview, though result is yet to
Like others I too have been appearing many interviews for long. But if my memory
doesn't fail, every interview I appeared, the entire board members had posed questions
to every candidate. They award marks individually on various aspects such as clarity
of knowledge, analytical ability, personality etc. Based on this, tabulation is done
for the final selection of the candidate.
But what to do when one of the board members do not pose a single question? Will
the candidate not lose marks for no fault of his? Does the member have right to award
marks without posing any question? Would this not be unfair to some candidates and
opportunity for others? Was the interview simply an eyewash? Simply face reading
and awarding marks is un-heard of or un-called for. It would be like head counting
Tigers sitting in office room rather than making an actual field investigation to
get the factual details.
I really fail to comprehend as to why such step motherly attitude was applied in
the interview held on 28th November for the post of Research Officer, Project Tiger,
Namdapha National Park.
Roll No. 6
Where only thugs and back entries prosper
Regarding the recent problem of Higher Secondary School, Aalo, I would like to add
that one Organisation has given 7 days ultimatum to the management of a school in
Aalo for giving transfer certificate to one student who was involved in vandalism
of school room and threatened to launch a democratic movement if the student is not
Now my question is: What is democratic about protest rally, gherao etc? Today, in
Arunachal nobody has any respect for law. Judiciary is a part of democracy and when
a matter is sub judiced, one must wait and respect the outcome otherwise it will
lead to anarchy which is what is exactly happening in Arunachal.
Whenever a school management or any authority takes disciplinary action, this invariably
leads to so called democratic agitation. What about the autonomy of these institutions?
That the erring students are fully supported by their parents whereas they should
have been role models; it is a sad commentary on the plight of the society we are
living in. It is high time that we as individuals as well as society as a whole must
introspect and set our priority right. Without discipline and sincerity, nobody
has achieved anything until and unless you are in Arunachal where only thugs and
back entries prosper and merit has no recognition.
Central forces and Arunachal-Assam boundary
It appears that Assam is under the wrong impression that China Border is Assam-Arunachal
Border. May be this is the reason why a parallel BSF like border force has been created.
It has stationed its military with heavy weaponry pointing towards the poor villagers
of Arunachal, waiting for orders to evict, terrorize, destroy the paddy fields, bull
doze the school buildings, lay boulders or dig bunkers over village roads.
The Assam state has been found to be using the central forces, the best way. It is
known to all that Central forces are given to assist in law and order problem of
state and not for its expansion and protection of its self drawn territorial boundaries.
If the Indian Union remains as mute spectator to such state boundary policies of
Assam, then the people of Arunachal will be compelled to think that the Indian Union
is also of the same opinion.
Where is the authority of the center when it cannot correct the disturbing border
policies of one state over a new and weak state?
If the center is handicapped in these matters than at least a bill may be passed
for creation of body for state border demarcation based on actual ground situation
and not based on the maps once prepared by Assamese bureaucrats posted during early
periods of Arunachal without proper survey, thus giving rise to never ending dispute.
A citizen (on email)
Founder members not responsible for ABC’s business
The Arunachal Bullet Club was founded in 2007 by a 5-members Royal Enfield Riders
with Vijay Sonam and Pige Ligu as President & General Secretary of the club. The
other members were Capt. A. Tangu, Nayen Kaye and Likha Topu. Within one year the
members increased to 35. The club conducted several servicing camps at Naharlagun
in collaboration with Shahila Exposition, Guwahati and organised ride to Pangsau
pass commemorating the Pangsau pass festival and also to Bumla, the last border outpost
as a mark of protest to the repeated claim of China over Arunachal Pradesh.
With the formation of the club, the sell record of Royal Enfield at Guwahati showroom
increased. Then at the request of the ABC, the RE company in India had agreed to
award an interested entrepreneur to open a showroom either at Itanagar or Naharlagun.
The showroom is coming up shortly at Naharlagun.
The main objective of formation of the club was to explore the places of tourist
interest in the state at our own expenses and market it to the outside world by organising
expedition to various destinations within the state so that the domestic and foreign
tourists know about the land and the people of the state.
It was believed that those who ride Royal Enfield (Bullet) is self dependent besides
having good moral character and also that he or she can spare some amounts from his
pocket for the rides which is a sort of voluntary contributions towards building
the state’s tourism map.
Of late, it is learnt that the club members are indulging in seeking sponsorship
from various govt and non-govt institutions in and outside the state in the name
of ABC. Some of the club members of other state have also complained about mismanagement
and dishonest act. In view of the stated fact, the founder members of the ABC has
decided to abstain itself from any of the activities of the Arunachal Bullet Club
henceforth and also withdraw from the membership with immediate effect.
The founder members of the Arunachal Bullet Club should not be held responsible for
any omission or commission other than the ride to Pangsau Pass and Bumla Pass.
Founder President, ABC
Founder Gen Secy, ABC, (on email)
Some things has to be earned
Respect, prestige and money have one thing in common for sure, it has to be earned
but path we choose may differ. Whenever we discuss about development in Arunachal
Pradesh like it or not we cannot ignore the fact “corruption” and “misuse of fund”.
In monetary terms every individual development has its own story to tell, but unfortunately
in our state most of the stories are too similar and interestingly familiar and predictable.
Corruption cannot be rooted out right away but at least it can be lessened. Don’t
be so dependent on this false income, have some dignity of labour. Anything earned
through hardship and dedication can never be a victim of finger points. Citizens
of Arunachal Pradesh we do readily agree how open minded we are. A mind to accept
and practice new ideology is all we need to fight back corruption and to see our
state flourishing in years to come.
RGU, (on email)
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.
Not too transparent
According to the latest survey by Transparency International, India's corruption
index received a blow after its ranking slipped eight places from 87th to 95th among
India ranks lower than China (75th) on the new list but higher than Pakistan (134th).
Nepal at 154th is the lowest ranking South Asian nation.
New Zealand is top and Somalia bottom of the list.
Against the backdrop of alleged irregularities in the recently held Commonwealth
Games, India’s perceived corruption levels have gone up, with a corresponding worsening
of its world ranking.
Worse, there has also been a decline in India’s integrity score to 3.3 in 2010, from
3.4 in 2008 and 2009, and 3.5 in 2007. These figures are on a scale of zero to 10
with the former being perceived as highly corrupt and 10 indicating low levels of
The 2010 CPI draws on 13 source surveys from ten independent institutions including
the World Bank, Freedom House Foundation and the Global Competitiveness Report, among
others. These sources, which provide a ranking of countries and measure some aspects
of corruption, range between January 2009 and September 2010.
The report has come even as activists led by Anna Hazare have been pushing the government
for passing of Jan Lok Pal bill that will have the power to investigate corruption
charges against the prime minister, senior judges and MPs, among others.
The government has approved a draft of the law which allows citizens to approach
the ombudsman with complaints against federal ministers and bureaucrats, who are
protected under India's present anti-corruption laws. But it remains to be seen what
the scene would be as the parliamentarian have been unable to even sit down for a
day to discuss issues.
PASIGHAT, Dec 3: The Capping Ceremony of 42nd batch of ANM trainees of Training
& Research Centre was held at the general hospital, Pasighat today. 48 trainees were
capped and took oath on the day to serve.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram while addressing the gathering said that care is
the heart of the nursing profession.
It is the proudest moment for the trainees after completing the nursing courses and
to move forward to follow the ideals of “The Lady with the Lamp” Florence Nightingale.
Bigger challenges are ahead to excel by possessing commendable attitude, remarkable
skills and competent knowledge to render selfless care to mankind, particularly to
the sick, which nurses are destined to deal with in their profession, said the minister
to the nursing students.
The minister urged the Parliamentary Secretary to take initiative to introduce medical
Bill to address all odds and to streamline the medical services in the state. He
stressed for infrastructural development and strengthening of modern medical equipments
in General Hospital, Pasighat (GHP).
He congratulated the hospital administration and medical fraternities for successfully
conduct of various free health camps, blood donation camps, seminars etc during the
yearlong hospital centenary celebration.
He handed over ‘Commendation Certificates’ by the GHP Centenary Committee-2011 to
Bittem Darang (DFO-T) for green revolution, HK Roy (IPR) Media coverage and other
three- Onyok Tamuk (President PMA), Aini Taloh (SW) and Tamat Gamo (PL) for their
outstanding service, motivation and encouragement during blood donation camps. Earlier,
Parliamentary Secretary (H&FW) Nido Pavitra said nursing is one of the important
aspects of health care and trainees should extend their best services in their noble
profession. He congratulated the trainees for successful completion of their training
and further said that nurses are in high demand in the nation for their noble services.
People always reward those, who serve the society with dedication,sincerity, devotion
and discipline, added the Parliamentary Secretary.
Congratulating the Jt. DHS (T&R) Dr. Kabang Lego, DMO Dr. T Taloh, Medical Supdt.
Dr. O Moyong and their team of specialist and doctors and staff members for achieving
ISO Certification, Pavitra said that Pasighat General Hospital was the best in the
state and known for its esteemed services and cleanliness. He appealed to maintain
the same tempo and sincerity in delivering services to humanity while seeking supports
from the MLAs and medical fraternities of East Siang to convince the government for
allocation of funds for developments of the hospital.
MLA Ralom Borang said that the hospital deserves more attentions and assured to extend
his full cooperation for betterment of the hospital. He admitted that the doctors
and staffs are overburdened catering to neighboring districts and bordering Assam
and further urged the people to cooperate with them as they discharge thier duties.
He said the elected members should come forward to contribute generously in fund
generation for all possible assistances for the hospital. A strategic developmental
plan is necessary, added Borang.
Earlier, the DC Talem Tapok said mortality rates could be minimized implementing
various schemes and programs under NRHM. He appreciated the courage of the medical
department stating that a small health unit set up by British forces during the year
1911 became the state’s best hospital achieving ISO today despite two major fire
accidents and one earth quake.
Jt. Director (T&R) Dr. K. Lego briefed the history of the hospital and highlighted
the latest developments, achievements and hindrances
of GHP. The Chief Organizing Secretary GHP Centenary Committee-2011, Dr. LC Darung
presented a report on yearlong centenary celebrations.
Dr. O. Moyong, Dr. Beauty Borang also spoke on the occasion.
DHS Dr. Kartik Nishing, expressed satisfaction at the developments of the hospital
and suggested to introduce Information Cell to establish better communication between
medical personnel and general public/visitors. (DIPRO)
DBC celebrates Pre Christmas
Choose what is right and helpful: Dr Syimlieh
Itanagar, Dec 3: Don Bosco College, Itanagar celebrated Pre Christmas today in the
presence of Dr. David R. Syimlieh, the Vice Chancellor, RGU and Rev. John Thomas,
the Bishop of Itanagar diocese. On his maiden visit to the institution, Dr Syimlieh
while adressing the students, staff and the managing committee said that the co-curricular
activities and celebrations of these natures should help the students to be better
Commenting on the musical skit presented on the occasion the VC said that in today’s
world the young people face so many challenges and temptations which risk their life.
He exhorted all the students to choose what is right and helpful and avoid anything
that is harmful to life. Dr. Syimlieh said that Christmas gives the message of peace,
joy and hope to all people.
In his Christmas message, Rev. John Thomas, the Bishop stated that every culture
and society has good elements as well as bad elements. The good elements should be
promoted and bad elements should be uprooted and thus the betterment of society will
The celebration was made colourful with dances, cultural dance, carols and skits.
Present at the occasion were Fr. Tom Kartik, parish priest of St. Mary’s church,
Itanagar and Mr. Tao Tebin, Secretary, APCU.
IDEA programmes at Siyum
Siyum, Dec 3: The Self Help Groups of Siyum Circle under IDEA (Itanagar Diocesan
Empowerment Association) conducted a colorful celebration of SHG Foundation Day
on 27th November, with the support of KFB Austria, in collaboration with the Pallotine
Members of the SHG Siyum cluster organized the program under the leadership of Sr.
Francia SD, the IDEA animator.
Circle officer Taliha Kipa Raja inaugurated the ‘Gale Making Unit’ by providing Gale
making materials to Yajam Byaching, member of one of the SHGs. The Gale Making Unit,
Siyum, is the latest link in a series of social upliftment programs initiated by
Catholic Mission, Siyum. This new venture is aimed at enabling the women of the area
to have a source of income and livelihood. Speaking on the occasion, the Raja acknowledged
the effect of Catholic Education and upbringing on his life. He also gave an overview
of various successful endeavors of SHGs throughout India for income generation and
motivated the people to go forward with united hearts, to achieve great things.
Anchal Samiti Chair Person Tapa Siyum, motivated the groups too.
The groups staged a variety of cultural items and competitions on the occasion. Abo
Tani SHG stood first in the overall point tally and lifted the Trophy. The program
ended with the Prize distribution and refreshments.
Arunachal boxing team arrives in Chennai
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The 8-member Arunachal boxing team arrived in Chennai yesterday
to take part in Sahara 58th Senior National Boxing Championship beginning there from
December 5. The team led by coach Teli Kahi include Tinglam Nukhua (49kg), Teli Naga
(52kg) Dari Lakhnia (56kg), Tarak Lucky (60kg), C. Gatum (64kg), Tok Raju (69kg),
Eman Ali (75kg), Techi Ram (81 kg).
PM says no supra state for Nagas
Imphal, Dec 3: Prime Minister Manmohon Singh today said that there was no plan for
a 'supra state' for Nagas in the Northeast. On recent media reports that the Centre
was planning a 'supra state' for Nagas in the Northeast, he said "there is no such
proposal. He said this during a public meeting while on a day long visit to Manipur
along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and central ministers.
He said that integrity of Manipur will be protected and the state is an important
part of the union." The public applauded the Prime Minister when he said that the
protection of the territorial issue in Manipur was a very 'sensitive one'.
"There were no winners. The only the losers were the common people," Singh said referring
to the economic blockades on two national highways at the public meeting.
Pointing out that the economic blockades had severely affected the economy of the
state he questioned whether it brought any benefit. "No such thing has happened."
Stating that Manipur needed peace and tranquillity for all round development, Singh
said "Different communities have been living here for centuries and there should
not be any misunderstanding among them."
The Prime Minister urged the people to live in peace and harmony as the Centre was
prepared to do anything for the all round development of the state.
The UPA government at the Centre wanted Manipur's rapid development for which it
was closely working with the state government, Singh said.
The UPA chairperson said the people had suffered during the recent economic blockades
and wanted all youths to work for normalcy in the state.
Stating that the central government was working closely with the people of Manipur,
Gandhi said "New Delhi may be far away from Imphal, but UPA government under Prime
Minister Singh is sensitive."
She said all aspirations could be accommodated through dialogue. PTI
Widows of police personnel appeals govt
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Widows’ Association has been running from
pillar to post since about a year seeking their induction in the state Police Department
on compassionate ground. But no sincere and positive measure has yet been initiated
by the Govt. or the Police Department.
The President of the Association, Tutu Paron said, “we have approached and discussed
the matter with the Govt. under the Chief Minister ship of Lt. Dorjee Khandu and
were assured by him of creating posts in the police department to induct the next
of kin and widows of police personnel who died while serving in the department.
The Late Chief Minister even wrote to the then Home Minister to take steps for creating
posts, a copy of which was submitted to the Police Head Quarter, Itanagar.”
She also added that the Govt. under the Chief Ministership of Jarbom Gamlin created
154 posts to benefit the widows on compassionate ground, but it has till now remained
in cold storage and nothing has yet been done and no step has been yet initiated
to look into the grievances of the widows.
Now the Association is hopeful that the state Govt. under the leadership of the new
Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki would listen to their woes. The association urged the
govt to take measures to enable the widows and kin of the dead Policemen who died
while serving the state earn an honorable livelihood by creating posts and absorbing
them into service on compassionate ground.
AAPSU for increased intake of tribal in NERIST
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Continuing their visit of important educational institutes of capital,
today members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) visited North Eastern
Regional Institute of Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli. The AAPSU team included its president
Takam Tatung, Convenor Ringu Kuku and AGS Luni Yangfo.
They meet new NERIST Director Dipankar Pal and submitted a memorandum. The main demand
of AAPSU are to increase the intake percentage of Arunachalee tribal students in
the institute and implementation of proper pension policies for the employees. The
director assured to pursue both demands. Meanwhile while apprising the new NERIST
director of the past records, AAPSU urged him to be aware of politics within the
campus and asked him to uphold the dignity of institute at any cost. Further AAPSU
has appealed all the employees of NERIST to be united and work for the interest of
the premier engineering institute of state. AAPSU warned that they will be compelled
to intervene, if any employees of NERIST are found to be working against interest
of institute for their personal benefits.
From summer of 2002 to winter of 2011!
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: It was summer evening of 2002 and time was around 7 in the evening.
I along with a friend was going back home after evening tuition classes and happened
to witness a bike accident near Vivek Vihar, Itanagar in which two people got serious
injuries. We were young and with lot of courage, we took the victim to the hospital
without worrying about police case.
When we reached RKM hospital, authorities asked us about them. We told authorities
that they were stranger to us and just for the sake of humanity we brought them to
the hospital. Someone from hospital had informed the police and within half an hour
they arrived. Police spoke to the victims and somehow managed to contact their parents.
After sometime parent’s arrived too and with their arrival emotions started running
high. My friend and I was standing in a corner and witnessing the whole thing. When
doctor’s finally declared that both were safe and there was nothing to worry, their
parents started inquiring who brought them to hospital from the accident site. The
nurses told them that it was me and my friend. The accident victim came from well
to do family and their parents gave rupees 200 to us as token of appreciation.
Cutting back to 2011, people of capital now dread to help accident victims. There
have been numerous incidents where life savers got targeted from the victim’s family.
Such trend has lead to people just zipping past accident site without bothering to
“Last year around December, I along with my friend helped two young boys who had
met with accident near Papu Nallah in Naharlagun. We took the victim to Naharlagun
hospital and informed police too. Later when their parents came to hospital, they
started targeting us. Though we clarified, they were not ready to listen to us,”
told one citizen of capital. Further he added, “After so much clarification, including
the one from victim themselves, they let us go free. Before we left, the family took
our information in detail including what we do and where we live. They were very
hostile towards us as if we had hit the two bikers. It was a nightmarish experience.”
Such incidents have become very common in the state capital. A doctor with leading
hospital of capital told that it pains them to see victim’s family roughing up such
life savers instead of being thankful.
“I myself had witness twice, where victim’s family tortured the person who brought
the victim to the hospital. In one particular incident, a very young boy who was
hardly 16 year old brought an old man after he was hit by speeding car. Old man died
in hospital and after sometime his family thrashed the young boy. It was a very sad
incident,” told the doctor.
This kind of act discourages many capital citizens to become god Samaritan.
Mushroom cultivation through Self Help Groups
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The promotion of Mushroom Cultivation through Self Help Groups (SHGs)
under Khagam CD Block, Miao of Changlang District by Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga
(AMYAA) NGO of Namphai-I through the initiate support of NABARD RO, Itanagar has
turned out to be a success. The AMYAA (NGO) followed a Ripple Effect Concept success
method in the promotion of Mushroom Cultivation in the target villages with SHGs
taking the lead role.
The Organization first formed and adopted SANYA SHG of Khasan Jugli Village, Kharsang
Circle for practical experimentation of Mushroom Cultivation. The rich harvest of
mushroom products by SANYA SHG from the first cultivation in February of this year
had great impact on other existing SHGs in the region. The Ripple Effect success
of story of SANYA SHG has been a driving force for Susana SHG of New Khamlang Village,
Blessing and Sarah SHGs of Songking Village, Aphaung SHG of Old Plone. All the
above mentioned SHGs have gone for the first harvest of the Mushroom Products. There
has been good grown of Oyster Mushroom Products. The SHGs are extremely contented
with the outcome of the mushroom cultivation. The fresh mushroom products have reached
Miao and Kharsang Bazar with Rs. 100 per Kg. The SHGs already got the taste of a
new income generation activity in Mushroom Cultivation with evident assurance of
alternative source of income. Thus, the process of mushroom cultivation involving
economy of time, less labour, use of easily available waste straw as raw material
and the conducive climatic condition for mushrooming provides greater possibility
of encouraging the SHGs, Farmers and Unemployed youth to focus on exploring alternative
sources of income besides their traditional/conventional occupations. The cultivation
of Mushroom can be thought of at a larger scale in the form of cluster comprising
of a village and cluster of villagers where SHGs, Farmers and Unemployed Youth will
be the beneficiaries. The larger products of Mushroom can led to further processing
for outside market with value tag prices. This can bring about a new growth of local
economy primarily with much significance to the poor in the remote villages. It calls
for genuine support and grant of funds from agriculture and horticulture Government
Departments. Like the Mushroom Cultivation the food processing process in agri-horti
products can create similar stories of success provided the poor avail credit and
grant facilities along with specific training packages. The AMYAA (NGO) has initiated
the livelihood development process by instilling in the minds of the grassroots community
members the possibilities of going for alternatives sources of income based on the
available local resources.