2011

February  - 01

News Highlights

Two months on, Sanjay Kumar yet to be traced

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: More than two months after the abduction of Sanjay Kumar, a supervisor of Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDPCL) Coal Mine, Kharsang, Changlang, the authorities are still clueless about his whereabouts and well being.

Sanjay, a native from Bihar was kidnapped on November 24 from Kharsang in Changlang district while he was on his way to the mining fields.  

Four armed miscreants are believed to be involved in the kidnapping of Sanjay Kumar.

The miscreants reportedly stopped the vehicle and forced the driver out of his seat. As they were driving towards Namchik, the vehicle broke down at Balithan Tinali. Leaving the driver behind, the kidnappers took Sanjay away on foot. The Cold Field Authorities lodged a complaint the next day and a case was registered at Kharsang Police Stattion case NO. 31/10 U/S 447/365/121/34 IPC R/W SEC 25 (1B)(A) Arms Act.

What is very intriguing is the silence of the Director National Mining Sanjay Aggarwal and APMDTCL and Home department. Even as assurances have been given by the government to secure his release, nothing seemed to have progressed beyond routine formalities.  

The anguished relatives of Kumar continue to camp in the Kharsang for the last two months looking for some respite. But their wait so far has been in vain.

In a conversation with this daily, Kumar’s brother in law Nand Kishore Pandit appealed for his safe release. Unhappy at the way investigation is taking such a long time, he urged the authorities to speed up the whole process.

“The family members would want to know where he is and about his safety. We have not given up our hope and we expect that he would be soon reunited with his family members” he said.

But with way things are progressing, it looks very unlikely that there would be good news any sooner.

 

AP team meets NSCN factions

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: In a first of its kind, the seven member civil society delegation from Arunachal Pradesh, representing the Arunachal Citizens Rights, NEFA Indigenous Human Rights Organisation, Global Human Rights Organisation, Human Rights Law Network-AP and Women Power Connect-AP recently visited Nagaland for a peace mission following the report of clashes between two faction of Naga rebel group in Tirap district. The delegation met both the factions of the NSCN.

While sharing their experience during interaction with press persons today, members informed that they came back with positive message. Five members namely ACR Chairperson Bamang Tago, Well known social scholar Dr Nani Bath, former AAPSU General Secretary  and Vice Chairman, Nefa Indigenous Human Rights Organisation (NIHRO) Domin Loya, Women activist Jaya Joram, and Yorjum Riram, Advisor,  Global Human Rights Organisation were present today in press meet held at Hotel Ashoka. While discussing about their peace mission, Dr Nani Bath informed that team had called on the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) FNR in Dimapur on January 28. They also held separate meeting with the leaders of both groups of NSCN-K and NSCN-IM at Khehoi and Hebron the designated camps of both the groups and apprised on the sufferings and agonies being faced by the inhabitants of Tirap and Changlang districts because of reported factional clashes between two groups of NSCN.  Further he informed that the members sought immediate intervention of the FNR besides urging the leaders of both groups for early diffusion of prevailing tense situation in the Tirap district.

“The responses of both the groups of NSCN were extremely positive.  The leaders of both the groups appreciated our meeting and direct contact with them, and assured us that our concerns will be positively considered. Hopefully, peace will be restored soon with the intervention of their higher-ups,” stated ACR Chairperson Bamang Tago.

Informing about main motto of their mission, Domin Loya said, “Our basic idea and effort to meet the Forum and the leaders of two groups were solely to diffuse the prevailing tense situation and restore peace and normalcy in the district.”

 Meanwhile, the civil society groups has also appealed to all the political parties or organizations and individuals not to take advantage of the situation rather come forward to defuse the tense situation in the interest of humanity so that peace prevails in these districts in the days to come.

 

Steps taken to solve stapled visa row : Centre

New Delhi, Jan 31: Gopal K Pillai, Home Secretary of India has said that the stapled visa issue will be solved within the next two months.  He said this when All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union delegates met him today at North Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi. Pillai said that concrete steps are being taken to solve the stapled visa row which has become an apple of discord between the two giant neighbouring nations.

“The Union Government took serious exception to the issue and is taking up the matter with Chinese government. Within the next two three months, the problem is expected to have some positive bearing” he said.

On Chakma-Hajong issue, he said that the Union Government has set up a Committee to hammer out a permanent solution to the decades old crisis. He asked Shambu Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, who also attended the meeting, to expedite the process for early solution.    

Expressing serious concern on the NSCNs fratricidal clashes in Tirap and Changlang district, he divulged that the Centre is taking tangible steps to revamp the complete security scenario of these disturbed districts.

The delegation led by AAPSU president Takam Tatung, vice president Nabam Tamar, general secretary Tujum Poyom, convenor Ringu Kuku, spokesman Tobom Dai and vigilance chairman(East) Soblam  Malo also called on leader of opposition (RajyaSabha) Arun Jaitley and shared the grievances.

 

Centenarian Lima Borang passes away

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: With the turn of the first month of the New Year and coinciding with the centennial year of Pasighat town, the town has lost a long living friend of it. Lima Borang, a renowned figure of Pasighat who had witnessed the Pasighat town grow since its beginning is no more. He died on Jan 29 around six in the morning due to old age related illness.

Late Borang was born on 1908 at Silluk village. Growing up as an orphan in those days, he ventured out and migrated to Pasighat in 1935 looking for better pastures out of his village. At Pasighat coming in contact with the British, Lima got drafted as an ALC and served as a porter and cook during the World War II in Burma alongside the British troops. Later participating in the Indo-China war of 1962, he fought valiantly while most of the people were fleeing from the Chinese assault in the Tuting region.

After the war, as a civilian he served as a chowkidar at Government Higher Secondary School Pasighat till ripe age.

Though being illiterate and uneducated, Lima Borang emphasised the importance of education to his children as a result of which one of his son is a chest specialist at the State Hospital Naharlagun while the other is an executive engineer working with PWD. He has left behind a dozen grandchildren, two sons and three daughters while his wife still lives on. Living a long life of around 103 years, he had outlived two of his sons. A large number of people including State education minister Bosiram Siram gathered to pay their last respects to the centenarian who was laid to rest at his Pasighat home on Jan 30.

 

Union says no to further delay

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: All East Siang District Students’ Union” (AESDSU) appealed to the District Administration to organise the upcoming centenary celebration of Pasighat Township in a conducive atmosphere without any further delay.

It further came down heavily on the publicity committee of the celebration whose irresponsible and lackadaisical attitude led to misinterpretation of Siang Bridge as Rajiv Gandhi Setu that created massive confusion among the people of the district few days ago. The union on the other hand appealed to the District Administration to immediately declare the result of the SSA interview held in November 2010 to fill up various vacancies in teaching department in the District for the larger interest of the people of the district. The union also appealed the concern department to abstain from any kind of nepotism and ensure that selection is made on the basis of merits.

 

Workshop on Library Software

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: The Department of State Library in collaboration of National Library Kolkatta organized a five day workshop on Library Software at Central Library Conference Hall.

Science and Technology Director cum- member Secretary S.De Sarker inaugurated the training programme where District Library information Officers and junior Librarians from all districts and resource persons attended the occasion.

In his address De Sarker highlighted the significance of library software. According to him, library software workshop would impart refreshing training to the library personnel to increase their perception efficiency. Soft ware is very important things especially for data collection, public library became the information and knowledge center. We have to bring knowledge to the doorstep of every individual. The library serves the education and cultural aspiration and need of the community and society in the several ways including as a center for lifelong education for each and every number of society, the role of library in collecting, preserving and organized recorded information and catering to the specific needs of the readers as a storehouse of knowledge was also stressed by him. Sarker further emphasized on awareness programme on library software for all officials of the department. It is concept of e-government which will provide an opportunity to develop professional competence to officials. Senior Journalist Pradeep Kumar in his speech said that the software workshop is not only to access the current public library scenario in the state but to suggest future strategies to eliminate the gap between the information rich and information poor state.

Earlier, giving the welcome address, Detector of Public Library Jotom Borang appealed all the participants to implement the knowledge of the workshop with full devotion and dedication in their service.

Resource persons Dr. R Ramachandra, National Library Kalkatta, Chartrou Padaya and Shukla Shasa also attended the inaugural function. (DIPR)

 

Dist. Adm inter-vention sought in Tourist Lodge tender

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Objecting to the tender bidding for allotment of Tourist Lodge on rent basis at Tezu today, Nuney Tayang and Baplalum Chiba, who had taken part in the tender process in a letter to Deputy Commissioner, Lohit District appealed for immediate intervention in the issue and urged him to allot the tourist lodge to those bidder who fulfilled the given norms. Nuney and Chiba said that the allotment of Tourist Lodge on rent basis to the highest bidder was held today. However the highest bidder did not fulfill the requirements of the terms and conditions as prescribed in the application form of the tender.

They said that as per the prescribed norms in the application form in S/l No. 6, past experience or experience in tourism and in other sector was required. However the person who won the bidding did not have the requisite qualification.  

The tender application of highest bidder is liable to be cancelled immediately in order to avoid any further legal complicacies, they added.

 

Meeting decries ransacking of office

ANINI, Jan 31: A coordination meeting was held on Jan 27 at Anini under the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng.

While presiding over the meeting the DC informed that this was the second coordination meeting in a series of regular coordination meetings planned to be conducted by the district administration.

Most of the speakers felt that the incident in which the EAC’s office chamber had been ransacked was unfortunate and avoidable. The speakers said that all issues could be solved through discussions and other democratic means and vandalism was not the solution to any of the problems.

Majority of the speakers also decried the step-motherly treatment being meted out to the district by the state government.

In his concluding remarks the DC informed everyone about the support being received from the state government for mitigating the various problems in the district. He also informed about the various steps being taken by the district administration in its effort towards development of the district. He appealed everyone to cooperate with the administration and register their grievances, whatsoever, in a peaceful and democratic way.  The meeting was attended by Empi Meya, Chairperson Zilla Parishad, all heads of departments and officers, Panchayat / Public leaders and representatives from the All Idu Mishmi Students’ Union (AIMSU) as well as the Dibang Valley Students’ Union (DVSU) among others.

 

State set to celebrate Reh

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: The state would celebrate Reh festival of the Idu Mishmis from Feb 1. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has extended his warm greetings to the people of state particularly the Idu Mishmi community on the auspicious occasion of Reh.

The Chief Minister expressed the hope that the festival will usher in peace, brotherhood, good health and prosperity in the society. He prayed Devine Mother Nanyi Inyitaya to bless every one with her choicest blessings so that communal harmony prevails in the world. Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen. JJ Singh has conveyed greetings to all the people of state on the festive occassion.

In his festival message, Governor expressed his hope that the celebration evokes the blessings of Divine Mother 'Nanyi Inyitaya' and further strengthens our spirit of brotherhood and social bonding.

Lower Dibang Valley District ABK Unit has conveyed its good wishes to all the Idu Mishmi brothers and sisters on the occasion of Reh Festival. It expressed the hope that Nanyi Intaya would  abundantly bless and bring peace and prosperity to all the people on this auspicious occasion.

Idu community residing in capital complex is celebrating Reh festival at Hotel Arun Subansiri on February 01.

MLA Markio Tado and Lower Dibang Valley DCC President Roding Pertin have consented to attend the festival as chief guest and guest of honour.

 

Muskan shows the way through economic empowerment activities

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Taking one step more towards its mission of ‘Women’s empowerment’ and welfare of the weaker sections of the society, Muskan Welfare Society will be launching Courses on Basic Computer Knowledge and Spoken/Conversational English in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) at IGNOU Centre, Naharlagun from Feb 2. The Society, headed by First Lady Anupama Singh would also be conducting a Beautician and Tailoring Courses at Oju Welfare Centre, Naharlagun in collaboration with Oji Welfare Association, Naharlagun from Feb 3.

What is different and special about these four Courses is that ‘no fees is being charged from applicants’. Rather, a stipend of Rs. 50/- would be given to each participant enrolled in each Course for every working day. The basic purpose was to ensure that needy applicants apply to the Course without worrying about any finances involved and also the Society takes care of their basic travelling expenses etc.

In the first batch, there are 20 selected applicants for the Basic Computer Course, 20 for Spoken English Course, 30 for Tailoring Course and 20 for Beautician Course. MWS Member Secretary, Mamata Riba informed that the Society feels very strongly that real empowerment of women can be through financial empowerment and it can be realized by developing employment capability in the individual or through self employment. Underscoring it, the MWS is conducting the courses.

It may be mentioned here that MWS has earlier organized plantation drives, cleanliness drives, breast cancer awareness camps, Blood donation camps, programmes like ‘Ability Beyond Disability’ to raise awareness aboutthe physically challenged people and many socio economic initiatives for the women, children and poor sections of the society.

 

Training prog on Indian Stamp Acts begins

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: A week-long state level training programme on "Management of Transaction of Indian Stamp Act-1899 and Registration Act 1908" began at Administrative Training Institute at Naharlagun today. As many as 34 EACs/ COs holding the charge as sub-registrars including dealing assistants of both Districts/Sub-Division Registration Offices are attending the training programme. Two senior resource persons from Assam, namely, D Dutta, Asstt. Inspector General (Registration), Govt of Assam and J. Ahmed, Deputy Registrar (Rtd.) are imparting the training.

The chief guest of the inaugural function, Swati Sharma, special secretary, Finance/GA/DA said that the state Govt already passed the executive order by which purchase of stamps and  stamp papers for all transactions will attract stamp duty in the state. She said the need of the hour is to implement these Acts in letter and spirit at ground level.  

She further said the state Govt has been incurring heavy revenue lose due to non-recovery of stamp duty. Pointing out that revenue generated under the Indian Stamp and  Registration Act is an important  and potential resource for the state, Sharma mentioned the sincere effort of the finance department to increase the revenue resources.

She also requested the participants take the training seriously. Stressing the need of affective implementation of the Act without loosing time further, Sharma called upon the resource persons to have an open session on daily basis during the week-long training programme to take-up the "case studies" based on the enquiries received from the different districts on the matter of Registration  and Stamp Act.

Earlier, Director (Training), Pema Tshetan in his welcome address pointed out that this training programme on "Indian Stamp Act and Registration Act" is the first of its kind being organized by ATI under the sponsorship of District Administration Department of the state Govt.

D. Dutta highlighting the course content. He cautioned the officers that non-implementation or evasion of stamp duty is treated as a serious offence under the direction of Supreme Court.

R. Boje, under secretary, PWD/DA who also holds the charge of assistant Inspector General of Registration  and Stamps spoke on the occasion.

 

BJP welcomes its young brigade

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: The ranks and files of Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh gave a rousing welcome  to the BJYM activists of the state on their return from Jammu and Kashmir at state party headquarters today. The young brigade of the BJP went to Jammu and Kashmir with a good will message from the younger generations of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of 62nd Republic Day Jan 26.

The party said that though Jammu and Kashmir Govt and Govt of India did not allow the BJYM workers to hoist the national tri-colour at Lak Chawk, Srinagar, the BJYM could hoist National Flag at Parade ground, Jammu city.

The State BJYM Chief, Doni Nich  lauded the state BJYM delegates from different parts of the state for their enthusiasm and courage. He informed that state BJYM and its counterpart in Jammu and Kashmir have decided to organize the youth interaction programmes for the 2 Himalayan states.

The state party leaders  also lauded state BJYM president Doni Nich  for leading a team to Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Blood Donation Camp

PASIGHAT, Jan 31: The General Hospital Pasighat observed National Youth Day on Jan 28 last with a Blood Donation Camp in the hospital.

The DDHS Dr. K Lego conveyed his thanks to the donors for showing solidarity for the cause.

Congratulating the donors, the Medical Superintendent Dr. O Moyong confirmed that all were checked properly by the pathologist Dr. Jerang and his team of officials for specific abnormalities before donating their blood.

Dr. J Gibi, Medicine Specialist was the first donor of the day. (DIPRO)

 

People deprived of CGI sheets

ITANAGAR, Jan 31:  Beneficiaries of Upper Hinda Anchal segment are still deprived of the CGI sheets under Indira Awaz Yojana while the CGI sheets had already been distributed to the beneficiaries of all other panahcayat segments under Palin area, said II-Upper Hinda ASM Nabam Tama.

Even the directives of the Kurung Kumey DC to the Palin BDO for immediate distribution of  CGI sheet to the beneficiaries during September last did not bear fruits, Tama said in a release today.

The ASM appealed the authorities concerned to issue directives to the  Palin BDO and Koloriang DRDA for immediate disbursement of CGI sheet to the beneficiaries of II-Upper Hinda anchal segment.

The panchayat leader also requested the authorities for early supply of BPL and AAY rice to the beneficiaries of Palin area. The people of Palin have been deprived of BPL and AAY rice for last two months, he said.

 

Anini, Changlang celebrates R/day

ANINI, Jan 31: The 62nd republic Day was celebrated in a befitting manner in Anini.

Deputy Commissioner, Dibang Valley Abu Tayeng, unfurled the tricolour at the general ground.

In his Republic Day address the Deputy Commissioner praised the people of the district for their indomitable spirit and fortitude against all odds. The developmental activities being undertaken by various departments were also highlighted by him. He appealed the people to cooperate with the district administration and other departments for overall development of the district. He also informed that the Jan Suvidha center in DC’s office, Anini would be launched soon.

CHANGLANG: The 62nd Republic Day was celebrated at the District Head Quarter, Changlang in a befitting manner. While, the Deputy Commissioner, Opak Gao, unfurled the National Flag amidst huge gathering. The parade contingents like Police,NCC, Guides and Assam Rifle Band Party, school Children demonstrated an excellent performance.

In his speech, the Deputy Commissioner, called upon to pay homage to those immortal sons of India who laid their life and lay the supreme sacrifices to free India from the oppressive Rule of the Britishers. Besides rejoicing the celebration, asked to pray for eternal peace of the rare souls of those National Heroes, who shed their precious blood for the cause of Indias Freedom.

He highlighted the significant achievements of various departments in this District during this current Fiscal Year.

Gao, stressed that, there are vast scope to unearth the tourist potentials. The forthcoming Namdapha Eco-Cultural festivals at Miao will showcase our tourism potentials besides exposing our rich cultural heritage that dwells in numerous tribes of this district. He advised the young generation to channelise their energies in right direction and appealed them to avoid social menace like drug, opium addiction and alcoholism, which is a great treat to survival of our traditional social system and enemy to the path of development.

Later, the exhibition stalls put up by various Development departments and Assam Rifle was inaugurated by T.Taiju, MLA, Parliamentary Secretary IPR&Printing. Other highlight of the Celebrations were cultural activities and games and sports while the main attraction was Assam Rifle melodious band display. (DIPR)

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Readers Forum

Governor deserves appreciation

Dear Editor,

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd) Joginder Jaswant Singh deserves appreciation from all quarters for his vision and call for "Bandh-free and Violence-free" state.

It is heartening to know that a people of his stature has appealed to the people of this land of rising sun to make Arunachal Pradesh a "Bandh-free and Violence-free" state.

His mission "catch-them-young" is now bearing fruits. I feel that it would have taken decades or more time for us to achieve something at national or international games and sports events without his initiative.

There is still lots of things to learn from the Governor, who has spared most of his life for the cause of the nation.

His vast experience and knowledge, who served the nation in various capacities, including the chief of army, would definitely help Arunachal and its people in every sphere of life.

As General J.J Singh has already appealed for "Bandh-free and Violence-free" state, now it is our turn to reciprocate the same. Every organization should come out from their ego shell and look at where the ‘sun goes and the trumpet sounds’.

I, being a poor fellow denizen, humbly request leaders of all organizations, especially students organizations, to stop this Bandh culture. If at all a bandh is unavoidable, measure the depth of the problem first. Then go ahead. If you don't have courage to withstand against all odds, please don't even voice for bandh.

Do leaders of any organizarion, system, parties etc, denizens like to see a vibrant, peaceful, livable Arunachal Pradesh? To achieve it, we have to make our state a violence-free state first.

Lastly, I would like to appreciate JJ Singh again for his godly effort and steps taken for peace and prosperity of the state.

Yours,

Nabam Serbang

Arunachal Pradesh

 

 

A good step forward

Dear Editor,

The initiative under National Action plan on climate change is not only a revolutionary vision to save the planet for longer time but it’s the ultimate visualization whether or not in contrary this is the best call from  CM ever since he is in the office, which in a way is in my opinion the beginning of real and fresh maturity. I hope such developmental project shall be undertaken not for namesake or under pressure from any quarter on the forest department, but with pure carefulness showing progress and effectiveness of each individual having a comprehensive understanding of climate change and also showing the competitiveness of one's expertise that qualifies him in the concern department.

The interest of the local people today in basic infrastructure such as roads, electricity and other human amenities have of course grown from its initial scale but the age old understanding may be for their own personal passion is still remaining, which in fact or even if you call it by chance is conducive towards the environment.

I don't want to sound cynical but why as a matter of the truth, individuals, NGO's are always called to participate when such participation is under political discretion. 90% of our planning remains in speech draft, which after a certain limit sounds exasperating. Today there is no workshop on climate change, so naturally many of us who attended the workshop may not be as enthusiastic as we were during the workshop and so also for the speakers; especially having inborn habit of being insincere, I’m sure at the moment their minds don’t have to rush back to back on details of prepared speeches and a good deal of rhetoric words. So here is a remainder, let’s preserve forest.

Yours,

Haku Tatak

Itanagar,  (on email)

 

 

Take the people not the land

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the new district called Lower Siang projecting Siji as the HQ.  We the Adi people also wish and encourage a peaceful settlement of the district issue. Without any intention to intrude the feelings of people of proposed new district, we being the neighbouring tribe would like to draw the attention towards curbing out Nari-Koyu constituency to the new district but here lingers the problem for, the land belongs to Yemsing village.

I want to focus on the boundary of Yemsing village bordering the inter-district boundary with West Siang in the West  which stretches up to River Simen.  In the North it touches Pangin and Tarak, in the East it borders Kebang, Rottung, Bogong, Bosing covering Missing running down to Ruksin following the boundary with Assam till river Simen. We do nullify the curbing Nari-Koyu out of East Siang and raise objection over the inclusion of it into Lower Siang district.

I believe the Nari-Koyu people are acquainted to the historical fact that they were dwelling in the land without a right of permanent possession. We the Yemsing villagers don’t curtail the interest and the right of merging to the new district but it is worth mentioning here that the people do not have the right to move the land ceding as their inheritance in respect of their willing to join any party or jurisdiction when the traditional owner (both individual and community) is possessing land as legitimate. However, we don’t bind them joining the new district.

We the Yemsing villagers also vehemently object the ABK’s press release mentioning few villages as determined to remain in the East Siang district. This was an act of immaturity on ABK’s part without knowing the ground level and truth  behind the history of the land and its inheritance. Who ABK is to allow the temporal inhabitants with rights to merge with land which Yemsing villagers traditionally own? We urged the state government to rethink and reshape the proposed boundary of the new district by excluding Nai-Koyu constituency. We claim right over the river Simen.

We also appeal to the District Demand Committee to take such step  which strengthen the harmony among both the communities. In case they are very must interested in adding the people of Nari-Koyu, then it is also our clear stand that, “Take the people not the Land”.

Yours,

Khabang Tapok

Anchal Samity Member

Yemsing.

 

 

Madness need to be reined

Dear Editor,

Alas! Another mad rush of rich brat in the capital city yet again claimed an innocent life. Death caused to late Techi Taha is a tremendous loss to the Nyishi community.

The maddening speed cultures adopted by the youngster bikers in our capital are dreadful. Lanes are narrow, but to make their circus show awful before the public, these rich brats’ speeds through the crowded lanes zig zaging without any concern for the life and properties of the public. Therefore these speed culture needs to be beaten down with iron hands.

The spot where Late Techi Taha was hit to death by the mad bikers is a straight and clear road. It is obvious, had there been a little carefulness on the part of the bikers the incident could have been averted. But their quest of mad rashness prevailed over the human prudence and such tragic death has been caused. Accidents are of various natures; like mechanical failure of controlling apparatus, unavoidable collisions, confuse hits etc. But the present incident is not within the definition of any accident. Because the bikers knew well that flying in such maddening speed in that crowded area is sure to cause injury or losses to the public and their properties. Every act of causing injury and loss should not be termed as accident. Accident means unwarranted and unavoidable. But in this case, the mad bikers knew that such killer speed is sure to kill someone amongst the public and innocent Techi Taha turned out their victim. Their conduct also warrants drastic steps against them. One of the bikers ran away after hitting Techi Taha. One fell down from the bike and got injured, so he could not manage fleeing off. It is certain that he would also have fled away had his physical state permitted him. Such bikers should never be spared at any cost and should be taught deterrent lessons for all the mad bikers.

How long the poor public should be left as the object of romance and adventure of such mad bikers? Is their quest for maddening biking more significant than the safety of general public? Every now and then mad bikers hit, kill in the Capital cities and flee away. Today it was Techi Taha, tomorrow it would be your turn, my turn or our relatives.

Legal provisions relating to road accidents are very lenient to such incidents, so are the law enforcing authorities. Therefore, resolution of such ruthless acts should not be left to the law and law enforcing authorities for the eternal peace of the soul of the deceased. In law, classifications of such offense are bailable, hence if left to the loose law; they shall be enlarged on bail immediately. Punishments are also very lenient and killers can easily be set free on the provisions of the Probations OF Offenders Act 1958 and other related provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973. Therefore bail should not be objected and they should be made to release forthwith and dealt with personally with strong hand for the ends of justice. Justice will be defeated if the case is left to the loose laws and Law enforcing authorities.

Since the Government is having no interest in bringing up any needful reforms in this ends, we public should be deterrent against such dangerous behaviors of the mad bikers of the capitals for the safety of our lives and properties.

Yours,

Lokam Taj

Nirjuli, (on email)

 

 

Wait for HPC

Dear Editor,

In the midst of controversies surrounding the location for Hq of Lower Siang district, i would like to appeal the Galo Welfare Society to remain as a neutral body whose interference is only delaying the process.

Lower Siang belongs to all Arunachal Pradesh and not Likabali, Nari or Basar. The govt has constituted a High Power Committee to look into the matter, hence instead of looking for individualistic gains we should cooperate whole heartedly with it.

All HQ demand committees have submitted their proposals and we have full faith that the HPC who are comprised of intellectuals and eminent personalities will do justice in looking through the merits. The people of Garu have pledged to donate lands required for govt establishments. Siji village and Garu is centrally located and such merits should also be taken into consideration.

Yours,

A Citizen

Garu, (on email)

 

 

Guided by inner instinct

Dear Editor,

Normally, when human beings encounter a situation where in the lives of thier near or dear ones are in grave danger, they forgets themselves and acts instantly to save the lives of the one they loves. The danger/perils that may cause to his own well being because of his act never crosses his mind and just in a flicker of seconds, the efforts to save lives posses his spirit. The recognition, praises and awards for such acts never crosses his mind when he contemplates such daredevil acts.

I was also faced with same situation when the inferno that engulfed entire Nyigam Village on 7th Sept 2009. The lives of Mrs Yompu Basar, 70 years old who was immobile due to paralysis and her grand-daughter, Miss Bompi Basar, 4 Years old was in grave danger because of the engulfing fire and I had to jump in fire twice to save them. I believe that any normal human being particularly a youth like me would have done the same thing in a given situation. The act was guided by inner instinct inculcated by the upbringings and cultures we Arunachalees are normally blessed with because of a very strong family bond.

The Societies, Administration, State Government and National Government have recognized it abundantly due to wide media coverage which has culminated in bagging the National Bravery Award. The Award was given by Prime Minister of India, attended by Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson UPA Govt, President & VP of India, Defense Minister, Air Chief Marshal and many other dignitaries in New Delhi. I have received the honour with full humility on behalf of people of Arunachal Pradesh particularly Youths as it is a recognition of indomitable spirit of our youths. The Polo Group of Industries have offered me a job as per my qualification in any of these places- Dubai, Uzbekistan, New Delhi.

Many people have played a very major role in helping me bagg the State Level & National Level Bravery Award. I would like to express my heartiest gratitude and thank them profusely from the core of my heart for their moral, financial and physical help extended to me. I particularly like to extend my deep gratitude and thanks to Gen. J. J Singh (Retd), the Governor of A.P, the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, MP Takam Sanjay, former MP Kiren Rijiju, Ministers Atum Welly, Takar Marde & Kaliko Pul, Chairperson ICCW unit of A.P Jarjum Ete, ICCW Unit AP Secy Mepong Tadar, DC West Siang Amzad Tak, former MLA Kito Sora, , Er. T. Ketan, CE PHED, Er. Tomo Basar, SE PHED for their help and encouragement.

I extend my heartiest thanks to all the media houses both Printing & Electronics for their contributions & wide coverage. Because of the wide publicity given in the media, the fire victims of Nyigam Village received timely help from all corners and in the process I have been awarded with National Bravery Award.

Due to the efforts of Arunachal Vikash Parisad and ICCW Unit of AP, the recognition of Central Government has been possible and the National Bravery Award has come home to Arunachal Pradesh.

I extend my special thanks to my Uncle Marpin Basar, Youth Congress Leader for smooth arrangement of all the affairs and being a such wonderful mentor.

I extend my heartiest thanks to all the well wishers, elders, friends and people of Basar for extending-their all possible helps.

Yours,

Miss Ipi Basar

National Bravery

Awardee 2011

 

 

Respect and remember to the contributors

Dear Editor,

It is our moral duty to respect, remember and reward those people who had an emmnese contribution towards the society.

All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) deserves appreciations from all for remembering and recognizing Rungki Nabam’s contribution towards the society. We must find out other such persons, who had contributed a lot in various fields, but are now in oblivion. Every union, NGO, individual should come forward and effort should be made to identify those great men, especially of old age and poor one, who can’t publicize themselves for recognition due to their present conditions.

Rungki Nabam was the pioneer in establishing Itanagar as capital of the state. Today, more than 90% (approx.) of capital dwellers or people of the state donot know Rungbi and how Itanagar became capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

I support AAPSU’s demand to the State Government for felicitating Rungbi. This will set a good trend and motivate younger generation to do noble works.

Yours,

Lota Singhi, RGU

Joshi Nabum,

Former AAPSU leader.

 

 

An open letter to Basar MLA

Dear Editor,

I on behalf of Tirbin Unemployed Youth Association (TUYA), would like to place the greavances of people of Tirbin circle before our local MLA ( Basar Assembly Constituency) for immediately redressal.

Tirbin circle comprising 31 villages with a population of around 7000 has been facing numerous problems, like youth unemployment, communication bottleneck, electricity, poor health services and infrastructure in various educational institutions. The two middle schools upgraded in 1990 remained defunct and remaining four and the lone higher secondary school are running without proper infrastructure facilities and required teachers. Electrification to most of the villages is yet to be done.

Also, there is no provision of drinking water supply in many villages, like Tedu Doke where people still depend on natural stream water for their day to day use. Moreover, the lone primary health centre of the circle is running without proper infrastructures and sufficient medicines.

It is worth mentioning here that the Tirbin Unemployed Youth Association (TUYA) had organized an awareness tour programme in April, 2009 in various villages of the circle and took stock of their problems and submitted memorandum to the local MLA for early redressal of their greavances.

But the MLA has not yet taken any initiative or necessary steps to redress the grievances. Rather, it is alleged that he has misused the developmental funds like SPA,MLALADS etc. by awarding contract works to some particular individuals.

The people of this circle including youths and public have been supporting him since the beginning of his political career with a hope that he will fulfill the people’s aspirations.

We appeal to our local MLA to implement the developmental schemes properly and make equal distribution of funds in proper manner so that development reaches to every village under Tirbin circle.

Yours,

Dakli lombi

(General Secretary), (TUYA).

 

 

 

 

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News Impact

House burnt

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: The members of the Kargu Kardi Welfare Society (KKWS) in a meeting held on Jan 31 deeply regretted the loss of belongings and assets of one of its member, Nyokar Yomgam, in a fire accident at Akker Yomgam Village under Yomcha Circle of West Siang district.

Yomgam’s house along with its granary was completely burnt to ashes on Jan 30. The Society members urged the Government to look into the matter with utmost sympathy and to take necessary action for immediate relief. It also asked its District Unit and its fellow members to donate and help the family at the earliest.

 

Literary events

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Arunachal Indigenous Peoples’ Union (AIPU) conducted literary events at Vivekananda Hall, RKM Itanagar from January 17-29.

Altogether 152 students participated in various literary events like essay writing, quiz and drawing competitions.

The winners of the literary competition will be distributed on February 2 at Vivekananda Hall and on the occasion indigenous cultural show will also be displayed.

 

Animal Health Camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tirap, in collaboration with veterinary dispensary, Deomali organized a day long Animal Health camp at Sipini village under Namsang CD block of Tirap today. The camp was coordinated by Dr Jitumoni Das and his team from veterinary dispensary, Deomali.

During the day around 28 livestock farmers got benefited.  All together 111 domestic animals were vaccinated against FMD. Main aim of camp was to vaccination of cattle and goat against FMD, castration and treatment of livestock and poultry.

 

VKV at Chayangtajo

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: The State Government has approved the proposal for setting up a VKV at Chayangtajo.

While informing this, MLA Karya Bagang hoped that the school will fulfill along-felt dreams of the people and help impart quality education particularly to the children of the area as well as improve literacy rate of the district.

The MLA informed that request has been made to grant Rs.10 crore as corpus fund for construction of the school building. She also appealed to the people of the state, particularly Nyishi community to contribute generously for infrastructure development of the school.

 

Dongging

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Er. Talem Taboh and member secretary state lottery Hanggung Yaying have consented to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the Dongging festival celebration of Adi Bori community at Kaying on February 02.

 

Primary school inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: ZPM VI-Taraso Anchal Samiti Nabam Eka inaugurated a primary school at upper Bormai village, Taraso circle recently.

The function was attended by PRI leaders, GBs, Govt. officials, pubic and students.

 

Social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Hirik Huku Students’ Union is conducting social service at Likar village on February 09.

 

Nyishi Boori Boot Yullo

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Vice Chairman, Forest Cooperation Jabring Venia and ZPM, Daporijo Duma Yekar have consented to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the Nyishi Boori Boot Yullo Festival at Daporijo.

The festival will be held from February 4-6.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Dipak Charu and Yarda Niki have been re-selected as president and general secretary of the All Arunachal Registered Contractors Association (AARCA) for the period of three years. The selection was made in the annual general meeting of the AARCA held recently at Naharlagun.

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Arunachal Vikas Parishad and Kargu Gamgi, Naharlagun deeply mourned the sudden demise of Nyater Doke, who died in a tragic road accident near Papunallah recently.

The members of the Parishad and Gamgi conveyed condolence message to the bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Tade Rakmi has been appointed as General Secretary of All Arunachal Registered Contracts Association, Upper Subansiri District Unit.

 

CCKAWS discusses social issues

ITANAGAR: Capital Complex Karga Ao Welfare Society (CCKAWS), in a meeting yesterday discussed various issues ranging from socio-economic and other welfare measures to uplift the society to various grievances faced by the project affected people of Lower Subansiri HE project.

The meeting also discussed various social problems and issues and resolved to extend financial aids/assistance to meritorious students, fire victims and poor & needy people etc. for medical treatment.

The society viewed seriously about catchment treatment area of LSHEP and decided to urge the authority concerned to reexamine the ground realities of project affected area. It has also appealed to the deputy commissioner duo of Upper Subansiri and West Siang to look into the matter seriously and give necessary direction to the DFOs concerned to avoid future complicacies.

 

Prominent social worker dies

ITANAGAR: The teachers, students of the Govt Middle School, Chebang and general people of Chebang village deeply condoled the death of Kipa Rade, the 1st nominated vice president under panchayati Raj system in the state. He died after prolonged illness on Jan 20 last at the age of above 100 years.

Son of Late Kipa Talam, he was the 1st GB among the Kipa clan and  first nominated vice president for Nyapin, Palin and Koloriang circles during the introduction of the Panachayati Raj system in the state. After expiry of vice presidentship, Govt appointed him as HGB, though he remained as simple GB till his death.

He was the renowned social activist during post independent era and one of the prominent participants   in the function organised during the visit of the 1st Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at Ziro in 1964 as host from the three circles. His last rituals ceremony was performed in presence of large number of villagers including GBs, panchayat leader and youths on Jan 21.