2011

February  - 12

News Highlights

Police chalks out plan for traffic regulation

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: With citizens of capital facing unending trouble due to ongoing road renovation work, city traffic police is going to take certain steps to bring situation under normal. In a press release, DIG traffic Robin Hibu informs that whatever manpower is available with department they will deploy them for traffic regulation. All the leave of traffic officials have been cancelled and even 11 jawans of enforcement team will be used for traffic regulation till the completion of the road repairing work, DIG Hibu stated.

Further it has been informed that traffic police official and PWD are trying to find out best time to carry out repairing work so as not disturb movement of traffic. Also DIG Hibu has urged concerned department to make sure that labourers carrying out repairing work arrive at site in right time. If found late traffic official will withdraw them from work site, Hibu added. Superintendent of police (traffic) Itanagar will request capital DC to deploy magistrate to take stern action against unruly traffic violators.  Senior traffic officials including DIG himself will conduct surprise checking during the course of day so that all deployed officials work sincerely.

 

National Games begins today

Arunachalee Karatekas ready for tough fight

M Doley

Ranchi, Feb 11: National Games, the highest sporting event of the country, gets underway here tomorrow.

Jharkhand Governor MOH Farook will inaugurate the 34th edition of the Games in presence of  Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda  and other high ranking officials of IOA, it was informed in a Press conference here today.

Over 8000 participants from all over India will vie for top honours in 33 events. Beside Ranchi Jamshedpur and Dhanbad are the other two venues.

Arunachal Pradesh will open their Games campaign here on  February 13.  The Arunachal Karate team comprising national and international level players will fight with top Karatekas of the country for top honour on the second day of the games.

“I will not compromise less than a Gold,” Nobin Jamoh, who represented the country in abroad three-times, said. Jamoh won his lone international Bronze in Manipur in 2010.

Another medal prospect is Debia Yakap. She is the first Arunachalee to win any medal in National Games. She achieved the feat in 2007 by winning a Bronze in Guwahati. When asked, Yakap said that she is hoping for a Gold this time.

Rei Yadi, the gold medalist in 2007 and 2008 All India Karate Federation Championship said that she will try her best to bring a medal for her state.

Chunnu  Sangno, an aggressive fighter, said she was confident of winning atleast a medal here. Chunnu won her international Silver in Manipur in 2010. She also won a Gold and Silver each in Shillong and Guwahati NE Games.

A confident Yomken Noshi, who represented Indian contingent in Japan in 2007, said she is expecting a gold here.

Tarh Tapak, who has won many a medals in national and regional level competitions, said that he was practicing hard and prepared for a tough fight.

Likha Rajen and Indra Bahadur Chettry also echoed Tapak and were confident of winning atleast a medal each.

 

Amisha to perform in Pasighat centenary celebration

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Bollywood actress Amisha Patel will perform at  Pasighat Centennial Celebration on Feb 16. She will be accompanied by seventeen-member cultural team.  Amisha made her debut in blockbuster Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000).

The scheduled of the much awaited centenary celebration was finally fixed in a meeting of the Celebration Committee held at Pasighat recently. It was unanimously decided in the meeting that the celebration will begin from Feb 16 and will come to an end on Feb 19.

The year long celebration of Pasighat Centennial (1911-2011) with the theme “Honouring the past, visioning the future” will be manifested by tribal gaiety and fervour. Founded in the year 1911 by the Britishers, Pasighat is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh .

 

Recruit local youths in banking sector, pleads Khandu

ITANAGAR Feb 11: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has asserted for ‘Note Sorting Machines (NSM)’ for all Banks in the state to check increasing cases of circulation of fake currency notes in the state. He raised this concerning issue during an hour-long meeting with Shyamala Gopinath Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) while she called on him at his Niti –Vihar office this afternoon.

Lamenting the fact that even the banks in the state have been mistakenly issuing fake currency notes in absence of proper NSM and devices, Khandu said that the issue needs to be seriously tackled to safeguard the nation’s economy. He further lamented over the shortage of staff in the banks causing severe inconvenience to the customers who stand in long queue to get their work done.

Khandu suggested for increasing the strength of the staffs in the banks and further requested to conduct recruitment process in the state so that more and more local youths could participate in the procedure and get job in banking.

 The Deputy Governor during the discussion informed about unscrupulous activities of unincorporated bodies operating in the state which needed to be contained immediately by enacting Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Act, setting up of Economic Offences Wing and Framing of Rules under Chit Fund Act, 1982. She further informed that the state government being the administrator under the Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act 1978 can authorize an official to initiate action against such bodies.

 “Out of 34 unbanked blocks in Arunachal Pradesh, 11 have been selected for opening of Bank branches which would be opened by March 2012”, the Dy. Governor revealed. She however, requested the state government to put in place suitable infrastructure and ensure that necessary amenities in terms of road, telephone, electricity, premises, connectivity, etc. are in place.

Shyamala further highlighted on the need to implement the Crop Insurance scheme for the farmers of the state for which the union Government would be providing 50% and the state Government need to provide 50 % of the share.

Responding to the suggestion Khandu agreed to issue appropriate directives to the concern department to take up the plan immediately in view of the state facing regular flood problems every year wherein instances of crop damages have become a regular feature.

Besides several other issues the Dy. Governor urged the state government to issue necessary directive to education department in the state to include chapters on financial literacy and awareness so that the commoners know about the fiscal management and have the financial know how.

Apart from the regular discussion, issue on setting up of Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) was also discussed. The RBI sought land for setting up if the RSETI in all the district to which the Chief Minister assured to provide all possible assistance.

Among others, Development Commissioner V K Dev, Special Secretary Swati Sharma, Regional Director RBI Guwahati Surekha Marandi and two other RBI officers took part in the discussion. PRO to CM.

 

AAPSU, APCF denounce physical assault

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has condemned the physical assault on Prof Atege Linggi, the assistant professor of Donyi Polo Government College, Kamki by group of people on 6th of this month.  In a press statement AAPSU President Takam Tatung while expressing shock over such attack on a respected professor of college, urged youth of Arunachal not to retort to violence even for minor disagreements.

“Youths need to streamline energy for better use and avoid getting violent. It is sad to know that a professor has been attacked and we at AAPSU strongly condemn such attack. AAPSU always stands for better relation between teachers, students and general public,” stated AAPSU President Takam Tatung. Meanwhile Arunachal Pradesh College Forum (APCF) has also strongly denounced physical assault on Professor Atege Linggi near Pasighat town by group of miscreants. APCF has urged education minister and home minister to personally intervene in this case. “Such attackers should be given exemplary punishment so that in future nobody dares to assault any teachers.  We urge authorities to give strong punishment to those who attacked professor Atege,” APCF stated in a release.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association condemned the assault of assistant professor, Donyi-Polo Government College Kamki Atege Linggi by some miscreants at Kalamati recently.

The association appealed the authority to take legal action against the culprits at earliest.

ROING correspondent adds: The All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) has also  condemned the assault on Atege Linggi. Condemning the act as ‘barbaric’, the union has demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits.

“We regret that Linggi was attacked without any fault of his, and such act is intolerable", said the union.

 

ESDSU demands punishment to assaulters

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: East Siang District Students Union (ESDSU) has clarified that one Kangge Moyong claiming to be president of union and who brutally attacked professor Atege Linggi is not even primary member of the union.  In a press release ESDSU president Tageng Nyitan said such kind of inhuman act has brought shame to district and by using ESDSU Kangge Moyong had defamed the institution. Further ESDEU has written to Chief Secretary urging exemplary punishment to attackers of Professor Atege Linggi. “We have learnt that culprits attacked professor Linggi in front of his wife and they even manhandled her. This is an inhuman act and we urge chief secretary to personally take interest in this case,” said All East Siang District Students Union President Tageng Nyitan.

Meanwhile, East Siang deputy commissioner Onit Panyang in a letter to Chief Secretary  informed that a case (No 24/2011 U/S-279/341/323/34 IPC) was registered in the Pasighat Police Station in connection with the assault on Atege Linggi. The accused, namely, Kangge Moyong, Kaling Mize, Dulem Ering, Okit Yosung and Takiam Tamuk were arrested by the police and released on bail as the offences are bailable. The district administration has nothing to do with the granting of bail, the letter said.  

 

Lacunae in planning process need to be redressed’

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: ‘We have inherent planning lacunae in the state which can be corrected by the deliberations of the political scientists and scholars like you present in this conference’, said Nabam Rebia state Parliamentary secretary for Industries speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the XIXth  annual conference of North East India Political Science Association at Rajiv Gandhi University auditorium today.

‘We should not be having this rate of unemployment with such low population in the state, added Rebia. Further, lauding the political scientists meet, the parliamentary secretary said, the deliberations on human development in all spheres with reference to the North East can go along way in helping the planning process. The root cause of misguided youths turning to anti social activities is economic and with good planning it can be nipped in the bud, stated Rebia. There are many schemes and policies of the government which needs awareness to make people avail them but people should also remember that with their rights within a democratic setup they have the obligations of a duty which should go parallel, said Rebia.

RGU Vice Chancellor in charge Professor Tamo Mibang chairing the function said, it is a great moment for the university that the conference has given the opportunity to put up questions and discuss for all of us. It is for political scientists and scholars to ponder on the issues and come out with something for the people to start the thought process, added Mibang. Time has come to dig into the problems like relevance of 6th schedule in north east, problem in autonomous councils of Assam, the real development and relevance of Inner Line Regulation in Arunachal Pradesh etc., said Prof Mibang.

Earlier, NEIPSA president Dr. Bolin Hazarika highlighting the background of the association informed that NEIPSA was formed at North Eastern Hill University Shillong in 1991 and the first three day conference of the NEIPSA was held in the former Arunachal University in 1993. Then Dr. Hazarika delivering on the human development index as fixed by UNDP said that the human development index should have a people centric approach for human development. NEIPSA general secretary Dr. Nani Gopal Mahanta addressing the function laid bare the various challenges as political scientists could take up for human development in context of the Northeastern states. The marginalization of the gram sabha, dependency syndrome due to welfare schemes etc were some issues raised by Dr. Mahanta. There cannot be social justice without no development, said Dr. Mahanta.        

Later Dr. Prof Tiplut Nongbri of Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered the VV Rao memorial lecture on the theme, Gender and Development in the first academic session.

 

Yogrishi Ramdev Baba arriving Itanagar on Feb 15

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Yogrishi Swami Ramdevji Maharaj is arriving Itanagar on a five day tour to Arunachal Pradesh from Feb 15.

He will arrive at Itanagar on Feb 15 evening and conduct a Free Yoga Camp at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun from 05:00 AM to 07:30 AM on Feb 16. This would be followed by press conference at the same venue just after the yoga camp. Other prorammes of the Yogrishi on Feb 16 include participation in Karyakarta baithak at Bharat Scouts and Guides camp and address to the public at VKV Chimpu at 2.30 pm. On Feb 17, he will visit Tawang, reach Pasighat next day and will conduct yog shivir at general ground on Feb 19.

Ramdevji  popularly known as 'Baba Ramdev' is a renowned Yoga  and  Ayurved Guru. He is well versed in Sanskrit Grammar as well as Vedic Philosophy & Vedic traditions. He believes that India with its ancient wisdom is a teacher to the whole world. Swami Ramdevji believes in bringing awareness of the science of Yoga; its benefits  and  the power in Ayurved that can expand one to realize the virtues of consciousness with a healthy body and healthy mind.

He has scientifically evolved Pranayam as well as yoga, which were previously comprehended by Patanjali. Swami Ramdevji has openly and confidently challenged people with diseases to give Yoga a try. Until now millions have benefited from his yoga.

 

Family Planning Sterilization camp

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: A Laproscopy Family Planning Sterilization camp was conducted at Kimin C.H.C yesterday which was lead by Dr.D.Raina Medical Suptd along with Dr.Tomar Basar Gynecologist, and other paramedical staffs of General Hospital, Naharlagun with cooperation from Doctors, Sisters, ASHSAs and paramedical staffs of Kimin CHC.

Altogether 33 cases from nearby villages of Kakoi, Upper Jhumi, Lora,Belo-I and Kimin town were benefitted from the camp and beneficiaries were given incentives in the form cash as per GOIs guidelines.

 

Parliamentary standing committee on IT visits Tawang

TAWANG, Feb 11: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by Inder Singh Namdhari MP (Lok Sabha) visited Tawang yesterday on study tour.

The team members included seven other MPs, namely,  Adhal Rao Shivaji Patil, Abdul Rehman, Salim Ansari, Prof. Alka B. Kshatriya , P Rajeeve, Jesudasu Seelam and Mithilesh Kumar. They were accompanied by 31 officials delegates from Lok Sabha secretariat, BSNL, Science and Technology and Postal services which included Lok Sabha joint secretary T K Mukherjee, CMD (BSNL) Gopal Das and Chief Post Master General A N D  Kachari.

During their stay the members visited Bumla International Border with China and interacted with the Army officers and Jawans.

Later, the committee held a meeting with the officials of BSNL, Department of Science and technology and department of Postal services at Zomkhang and also visited Tawang Monastery, Tawang War Memorial and paid tribute to the Martyrs of 1962 Indo-China War. DIPRO

 

BJP alleges manipulation in Agri project

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh expressed serious concern over the reported manipulations and violations of the prescribed guidelines in the department of agriculture, under multi-crore AGRISNET project worth Rs. 4,26,31,400 which, it said, should be dealt with in a fair manner.

Overlooking the norms of awarding work orders suggested from the concerned Directorate, the Dy. Director of Agriculture (PP) and awarding the work at will is a serious matter which needs to be properly re-examined for fair implementation, the party said in a release.

The State BJP demanded competitive biddings on works allotment of the project and also called for proper investigation to find out anomalies and manipulations that have taken place in higher level.

 

Mechukha still crying for attention

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union has strongly urged the concern department and the local MLA to take immediate steps for restoration of power supply  in Mechukha  in West Siang district.

For almost a year the  people of   Mechukha valley   have been  reeling under darkness due to prolonged delay in restoration  of power supply. The electricity supply was disrupted following a technical breakage in Mechukha Township, the union informed.

The Union vice-president, Takar Koje in a release has said the present dismal situation has badly affected the smooth functioning of commercial sectors and official works. However, the actual sufferers are poor students whose annual examination is on their heads, said Koje adding that due to prolonged power crisis the picturesque valley was cut off from rest of the world.

Lamenting over the non-existence of APST bus services in the area despite its introduction a few year back, the Union informed that the common people of this area have been facing lots of transportation problems due non-plying of APST bus.  The Union urged the concerned authority to restart the APST bus service in area for greater interest of the people.  

Meanwhile, claiming that the prices of the essential commodities were so high in Mechukha market which contravenes the price fixed by the Market committee under the chairmanship of Addt. Deputy Commissioner, the Union urged the chairman of Mechukha market committee to take stern action against the shopkeepers who were selling the items above price fixed by the administration.

 

Army to continue humanitarian service to people

WAKRO,  Feb 11: Reassuring its commitment to support education in rural areas,  the 26 Maratha Light Infantry of the 2 Mtn Division, Lohit organized free medical camp for the girls of KGBV Wakro and the Apnes of the Apna Vidya Bhavan under its School Health Programme today.The programme was inaugurated by Thaisa Mam, GB of Pukhuri village. Mam, who is one of the oldest serving GBs in Lohit district was accompanied by ASM Songep Tayang.

Col H S Chouhan, Commanding Officer of the 26 MLI who drove up to Wakro from his Battalion headquarters to oversee the medical camp informed Anugrah that Gen. G S Katoch, VSM, GOC 2 Mtn Div was very keen to ensure that rural school children get adequate medical care and all assistance further assuring that the Dah division will continue to serve the children and people.

The 26 MLI expressed special concern for the girl child requisitioning the services of two lady medical officers Capt. Jaideep Lochan and Capt. Manvir Pal Kaur of the 402 field Hospital based in Lekhapani. Capt Manvir and Capt Jaideep conducted exclusive and thorough health check ups for the girls of the AVB and the KGBV Wakro and also delivered a talk to guide them on health issues. Capt. Akshay Madhukar extended oral health care in the dental section of the camp. Capt Akshay also conveyed that the ADS of the Army at Tezu will be willing to extend further services if children and patients visit Tezu. The team led by the 26 MLI RMO, Capt Ranjith M Verghese attended to medical needs of 238 children with 11 cases of  extraction in the dental section, 8 cases (localised) of gross scaling, 6 of temporary filling and 7 of oral lesions. The School Health Program team also provided them with medical advice and free medicines. Nb Sub Rajesh Kadam and Capt ( (Hony) F N Nagvekar, SM of the 26 MLI provided local support to the Medical team.

While interacting with the ASSET chairman, Brig. Vikal Sahni, SM, Commander of the 82 Mtn Brigade conveyed that the Indian Army and the officers and all ranks serving the Army expect nothing in return for the welfare services extended for the civilians. We just want that our people should be happy, healthy and benefited, he said.

Mrs Geeta Katoch, Convenor of the Dah FWO guided the ASSET saying, “in a social endeavor, at times there may be direct or indirect political and other interferences. But by and large people are good and in time positive response will flow if the committed efforts of dedicated service is continued with determination.” “We must never give up the noble path of sacrifice and service.” she encouragingly added. ASSET thanked the lady dignitary for her kind concern towards social workers. Such noble dedicated service rendered by the Army will remain a tall lighthouse guiding many on the path of service to mankind and society.

 

AAPWU Papum Pare unit extends support to APB&OCWWB Chairman

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union, Papum Pare District Unit president Paul Tad extended support to Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam regarding filling of FIR against president and general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour Union (AAPGDLU) .

The president appealed the concerned authority to investigate the matter in detail and arrest the culprits immediately and also urged the workers to cooperate with AAPWU and fight against those leaders who mislead the organization.

Meanwhile, the Papum Pare District Unit deeply mourned the sudden and untimely demise of Gejam Rebia who died on February 10 at Guwahati.

Gejam was born in 1969 and joined government job in 1993 and was a dedicated and sincere member of the society.

He served as president of All Arunachal Pradesh Electrical Workers Union from 1994-97 and was also holding the post of Deputy President of All Arunachal Pradesh Trade Union.

The members of AAPWU along with official of Electrical department in a condolence meeting at Nirjuly power house observed two minutes silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended its condolence to the bereaved family member.

 

Census work in full swing in Tirap

TIRAP, Feb 11: The population enumeration census phase-2 is going on in full swing in Tirap district amidst sporadic clashes between the 2 warring factions of NSCN and often tensed situation.

The department of Economics and Statistics which is the nodal department for the entire census work is fully engaged to ensure timely completion and absolutely error free census.

Under the supervision of Additional District Census Officer D Bosai efforts are also being made to ensure that no household, floating population and houseless people is left uncovered.

Earlier, the training of enumerators and supervisors was conducted by master trainers H P Mahapatra, A K Mishra, N Sa and A K Upraty from January 17 to February 4 last in all the circles of the district. DIPRO

The second phase of population enumeration (census) – 2011 also began in Lohit district on 09th of February with enumeration of Parliamentary Secretary (Transport) and Local MLA of Tezu-Sunpura Karikho Kri by a team of census officers.

Kri advised that utmost care should be taken so that no one is left out un-enumerated and double counting should be taken care of. Later the team visited the official residence of Lohit DC  for enumeration.

Enumerators are visiting house to house and feedback is very good. Tezu DIPRO added.

 

Farmers’ field days at ICAR and VKV

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: As a part of the untiring and continuous service a team of Scientist, SMS and Technical staff of ICAR and KVK, Basar in West Siang demonstrated the different activities carried out in the Research Farm, Gori and KVK Farm, Bam and different demonstration units to the farmers on Feb 8 and 9.

The farmers visited the centre as a part of the “Organisation of Kishan Gosthi/Field Days under Extension Reforms Programme organized by the Project Director, ATMA, West Siang District.

During the visit, Dr Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Scientist (Agronomy), A. Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy), Dr. S. P. Singh, SMS (Plant Protection) and Niranjan Taye (Fieldman-T4), Bhoben Pait (Fieldman-T1) had a thorough discussion and interaction with the farmers.

Dr. V. K. Choudhary demonstrated the different experimental activities on different field crops in ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar. A. Kirankumar Singh demonstrated the TPS (true potato seed) cultivation in the field and its prospects and economic benefit for the farmers in the long run in addition to demonstration on vermicomposting. Dr. S.P. Singh briefed the farmers on mushroom spawn production and mushroom cultivation for generating extra income by the use of paddy straw, while Niranjan Taye demonstrated the farmers on commercial bee keeping for economic improvement.

Readers Forum

Decentralize the recruitment system

Dear Editor,

We would like to draw the attention of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to the fact that we oppose all kinds of appointment made at the state level for contractual jobs and CD grade in every Dept. Majority of the native youths are not entertained in various C & D categories created within the district.

It is unfortunate for a community like Idu Mishmi with a negligible population to be marginalized in the job sector. Various government departments within the district have not employed the native people especially in C & D grade job sector. There is unequal divide in terms of local and non local government employees.

Due to massive unemployment and poverty, today our people are selling their land for survival. Socio-economic disparity can lead to increase in levels of frustration and stress. To top it, our political representatives have neither moral nor social obligation to raise pitch for this legitimate issue.

Recently in a letter to Mission Director, NRHM, we (the IMCLS) had opposed to the appointment of Data Assistant & District Mobilizer under ASHA (NRHM), Roing, and Lower Dibang Valley Dist. In reply, Mission Director had stated that they were appointed as per the guidelines, but we feel that the guidelines must be modified; all the appointments for contractual jobs and CD grade staff in every dept. must be decentralized so that locals can benefit. We had also demanded that the above said two posts be vacated immediately and replaced by candidates from our district. Adherence to the guidelines is a lame excuse by the higher authorities in the state machinery to sell or gift these jobs to their preferred candidates, which is of course a widely known fact. We have no faith in recruitment system of the govt. Therefore we strongly demand that all appointments be made at the district level henceforth.   We have temporarily recalled the move to close down the DMO’s office with regard to above mentioned demands but if our demands are not met we reiterate our determination to fight tooth and nail.

Yours,

Tone Mickrow

General Secretary

Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS),

Roing

 

 

Respect is earned not forced

Dear Editor,

One rotten apple spoils the barrel. Students Union the very term suggests: it works for the betterment of students. And when it comes to Arunachal, it is a home to innumerous Unions. I acknowledged their determination and continuous effort on behalf of Arunachalee youth. But then, I am bound to say there are unspecified occurrences, where the highly respected students union’s unnamed workers, indulged into manipulating the innocent citizens for their own benefit.

It is a sad truth, but tough to ignore. Especially, when a person terrorizes you and expects you to respect them. Many have forgotten – Respect is earned not forced.

With this regard, I would like to highlight an incident, which took place on 6th Feb, in full view, 40 km from Along. Atege Linggi (Assistant Professor), a humble man, beside his friend was advancing towards Along, when a group of boys with banners stuck in their car was approaching from the opposite direction. The victim having a good practical sense halted his vehicle, for the other vehicle to pass by comfortably. But they were not satisfied with his courteousness and had to hit the victim’s car to satisfy their personal ego.

Well, in this situation any other person will be apologetic, but in this case one person named Kangge Moyong, claiming to be president of All East Siang District Students Union (AESDSU) brutally manhandled Prof Atege for pointing out their wild attitude. Its shame that person who claim himself to be president of district student union of a supposedly better educated district of East Siang indulge in such cheap and brutal acts. If this is mentality of a leader, then what kind of union he must be heading? It sounds more like a group of goonda conglomeration than a real student union.

During the same incident, they ordered him to bow head with an apology. To this, Atege Linggi, being an individual with self –esteem did not stoop by their demands. Further, he challenged them with a written complaint in Pasighat Police station. In response, among the nine offenders, five were arrested and also let off within an hour.

I, on behalf, of denizens of  the state, appeal to all the existing student unions to penalize the culprits  who tries to malign your reputation and also to elect candidates who are morally and socially responsible.

Yours,

Taw Nana,

New Delhi

 

 

We are deprived of our right

Dear Editor,

I would like to highlight the stipend issue here through these daily to make every one Informed. Many students avail their stipends from North Eastern Council (NEC) scholarship- cum -stipend every year, but unfortunately this time the forms for both new enrollment and re-newal for stipend have not been issued. We have been made to wait for so long and an unnecessary visit to directorate of higher and technical education many a times only to know in the end that the NEC scholars will not get their stipends. I don’t really know the exact reason but it’s also worth mentioning that the counterparts from other north-eastern state like Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram etc they have already applied for the stipend, except here in Arunachal. Whatever the reason I don’t see transparency and a sense of good governance on the part of the authorities as we should have been much obliged if informed earlier as most of us even can’t apply for APST stipends now, which only amounts to 1/3rd of what other states like Mizoram give to their students.

It’s needless to mention that many of our poor student friends rely on these stipends to meet their basic necessities. Now we have been deprived of our rights and we can’t do anything for this.

I may be blamed for not understanding the loopholes and policies of Govt. and in depth story of what the matter have been. But I really feel something should have been done for our student fraternity in this regard if they think the issue Is worth addressing.

Lastly, its an appeal to the premier pressure groups like APPSU to intervene and make some way out of the crisis, as always we are eyeing on you as the ultimate life-saver.

Yours,

Lamgan Wangsu,

Student of NERIST, Nirjuli

 

 

Good begining

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank DC L/Subansiri for her initiative to develop our district.

Few days back, she said that no land encroachment will be tolerated within office premises or government quarters. We all citizens will be very pleased if she stands by her words. I can bet on anything that there's not a place in Arunachal where there's no illegal land encroachments. I hope every DC should adopt this policy on their respective districts.

Again I want to thank her for taking initiative for developing tourism in our district. In my opinion, the very first step should be cleaning the localities, constructing proper drainage system, repairing road, implementing law on unplanned construction of houses and buildings and felling of immature trees etc.

The most important task is cleanliness and renovation of road. Everyone is aware of the condition of road that runs within our district. I don't know what was our previous DC doing. I hope you don't let us down again.

Yours,

N L Richo,

NIT Patna

 

 

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News Impact

Choutang chosen for Vikas Ratan Award

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Er. C. S. Choutang, Executive Engineer, PWD has been nominated for the prestigious BHARTIYA VIKAS RATAN AWARD by the New Delhi based ALL INDIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION of India in recognization of his works in public services. He is also the President of the TAI KHAMPTI DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY, an NGO working for the cause of  the Khampti community in particular and the common people in general.

The award will be presented during an award presentation ceremony cum Seminar on 14th February 2011 at Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi in presence of eminent people.

 

Condolences

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Nabam Tuki along with its rank and file expressed shock over the sudden and untimely demised of Kipa Hache of Sango village under Nyapin circle who died in a fire accident last night.

Late Hache was a renowned priest and veteran social worker and is father of former Education Minister Tatar Kipa.

APCC prayed the almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul and to restore strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss caused to them in this hour of grief.

Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee deeply mourned the demise of former Director of School Education K Namchoom.

The members of the committee extended its condolence message to the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

AUSDSU conference

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Genom Peyang, Ajo Apang and Tani Moyong have been chosen as conference chairman, vice-chairman and chief election commissioner respectively for the forthcoming election of All Upper Siang District Students Union to be held at Mariyang from 25th to 29th February.

 

Nyokum Yullo

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: The Deputy Director, supply and transport J T Toko and additional district magistrate, capital complex Talo Potom have consented to attend the Nyokum Yullo celebration as chief guest and Guest of honour respectively at Talo village, Lower Subansiri District on February 26.

The celebration will begin from February 20 and during the week long celebration games and sports events and cultural items will also be conducted.

 

NES seeks clarification

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Nyishi Elite Society in its executive body meeting held on 10th Feb took strong exception to the publication of a desk/table Calendar-2011, titled, PASIGHAT CENTENNIAL-Honouring the past, visioning the future,1911-2011, depicting the photograph of a young Nyishi couple with a son published by the Department of Tourism, Arunachal Pradesh as HILL MIRI instead of NYISHI despite the fact that the term Hill Miri, Dafla, Nissi, Nishi, Nishang, Bangni have been replaced by NYISHI by act of the  Parliament in 2008 after three decades of struggle.

This attempt to remind and re-alive the discarded alien terminology has hurt the popular sentiment of the Nyishis and therefore, public clarification and apology of the Secretary, Tourism in all the local print & electronic media within a week is hereby  called for NES demanded in a press release.

 

Gumkum Gumpa festival

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: All Puroik Welfare Society, East Kameng District Unit and Arunodaya Model Village Development Society in a meeting have decided celebrate Gumkum Gumpa festival from April 12-15 next.

Meanwhile, the house selected Ashan Wallong and Karcha Puriok as Chairman and Secretary of GGFC committee Seppa.

 

Longte festival

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Longte festival will be celebrated within Koloriang Assembly constituency every year and 15th April is fixed as permanent date for the celebration, informed the Central Longte Festival Committee, Koloriang Chairman Bengia Raja in a release today.

 

Dailogue with ULFA will bring permanent peace in NE: Dabi

ITANAGAR: Peace can be brought back to North Eastern region only through talks across  the table, said Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi while welcoming the peace talks between ULFA leaders  and Centre  held at New Delhi yesterday.

In a statement from New Delhi, the Home Minister said “Arunachal Government welcomes peace talk with ULFA. Time and again I was endorsing on behalf of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to hold peace talk with all the underground outfits particularly ULFA, NDFB and NSCN groups.”

Dabi further hoped that Centre  and Assam Governments  peace talk with all UG  outfits will bring permanent peace and development in North Eastern States and  real sense of economic, social and political development will usher in. The  continuity of the peace talk will be highly appreciated by one and all of North East populace, the home minister  said. It is fact that every one and all section of the people of the region are fed up of extortion, kidnapping, killings and Bandh call etc., the mister added.

He appreciated pro-Peace Talk ULFA Group’s presence in New Delhi and holding talk with Union Home Minister P.C. Chdambaram and Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai and  wished that New Year 2011 will be a historical year for NE people.

 

Ban on Aaz Ki Awaaz  revoked

ITANAGAR: Papum Pare District Deputy Commissioner has revoked the ban imposed on News channel Aaz Ki Awaaz, daily news bulletin on cable network in the Capital complex on Feb 4 last. The ban was imposed on May 2008. Henceforth the Aaz Ke Samachar will be known as Aaz Ki Awaaz. The Aaz Ki Awaaz broadcasting programme will start from March 01 next.

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