Miscreants at work again, four APSTS buses charred
Taba Ajum with input from ATNS
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: In a shocking incident, hooligans last night burnt down four buses
of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) and caused extensive damage
to few other buses inside the compound of transport station, Ganga, Itanagar. The
damage could have been more extensive had fire tenders not arrived in right time.
As per the report, mob went into rampage after two boys got seriously injured in
an accident. The bike collided head on with APSTS bus carrying security personnel
at around 10.15 pm near the office of this daily.
Alleging that security personnel did not help the two victims, the mob went unruly.
However police took the bus to Itanagar police station. Angry with the action of
police, the mob tried to set ablaze the police station demanding that authority hand
over the bus driver to them. Both the victims are currently undergoing treatment
in RK Mission hospital and their condition is stated to be critical.
Capital SP Hibu Tamang informed that immediately after getting report of accident,
police team had rushed to the spot.
“The police reached the spot to carry out the investigation. But the unruly crowd
did not let us do any work and started pelting stones on us,” said SP Tamang.
He further added, “Police had to lob two tear gas shells to disperse the mob at Itanagar
PS. At around 12 PM, the group went to STS station, Ganga and set on fire the four
buses and damaged many others.”
According to the sources, police had deployed security forces around APSTS bus terminus
but in front of strong mob they became helpless. No arrest has been made till the
filing of this report.
Meanwhile, friends of accident victims claim that police inaction to save life of
two boys provoked them.”The two boys in pool of blood were kept near by the roadside.
The bus was carrying security personnel and they should have taken the victim to
hospital immediately after accident. But they did not and we had to take help of
other people. This delay could have taken the life of victim,” informed one of the
friends of victim.
Reacting to the incident, state Transport Minister Jarkar Gamlin appealed to the
people not to take law in their own hands. Talking about the road accident which
resulted in destruction of APST buses, Gamlin further said, “If the bus driver did
any mistake, the agitating mob should lodge complaint with the police and allow the
police to investigate into the matter as per law instead taking law in to hand.”
The state Govt had introduced the APST bus service mainly for the poor people living
in remote area of the state, minister said adding damage of public property like
APSTS buses will badly affect its service for the people.
Moreover, if private parties are invited to run the APST bus service under the private
pubic partnership model unlike the APSTS, the private agencies will prefer to run
the buses in town areas thereby creating communication problem for the remote people,
he added. All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees Welfare Association has
given 20 days ultimatum to the concern authority to arrest culprits involved in last
night incident. Failing this association has threatened to launch democratic movement.
This is the second time; STS station has been set on blaze. On November 4, 2011
unknown miscreants had burnt down 3 buses of APSTS. The police are yet to make any
arrest till date regarding that case too.
APATCYO demands action against miscreants
Meanwhile, alleging negligence of APST bus driver and police on duty during road
accident, the Arunachal Pradesh Abo-Tani Clans Youth Organization demanded the state
Govt for compensation to the accident victims who are undergoing treatment at R K
Condemning the destruction of public properties like buses the organization further
demanded immediate arrest of the miscreants who were involved in destruction of APSTS
buses, action against the forces deployed in APST station for their alleged inaction
and removal of fuel depot from Itanagar STS bus station complex.
Other demands of the organization include establishment of police beat in every APTST
station in state, construction of protection wall and establishment of permanent
fire station at Itanagar STS station. It said, fire extinguisher should be provided
at Itanagar STS station as immediate measures.
Dr Moter Jini Gamlin passes away
CM, Governor mourn
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Dr. Moter Jini Gamlin, the 44 year old wife of former Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin, has passed away this evening at a private hospital in Guwahati.
She leaves behind her husband, a 13-year-old daughter and four-year-old son, apart
from her parents, parents-in-law and a host of relatives.
She was born on April 17, 1968 to social reformer Dagmo and Tongam Jini of Jini village
in West Siang. A brilliant student, she completed her MBBS from Lady Hardinge’s Medical
College, New Delhi in 1995. Four years later, she married Gamlin.
Dr Jini Gamlin had been unwell since Dec 2008 and undergone extensive treatment in
Delhi and later at Guwahati. Her mortal remains is being brought back from Guwahati
and according to family sources, will be laid to rest at Aalo on Feb 07.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh has expressed shock and grief
at the sad demise of Dr. Moter Jini Gamlin.
The Governor conveyed his sympathy to Gamlin and the bereaved family members.
“My wife Anupama and I join all the people of the State in conveying our heartfelt
condolences. We pray to Almighty God to give you strength to bear this tragedy and
offer our prayers for eternal peace of the departed soul”, the Governor said a condolence
letter to Gamlin.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in a message has also expressed his heartfelt condolences
at the demise of Late Jini Gamlin.
In his condolence message to former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, Tuki wrote “I am
aware, how painful it is to you to be deprived of the love and affection of a wife
and the futility of these words of condolences. But we should take solace in the
eternal truth that the soul is immortal”.
“May Almighty God give enough strength and courage to your family members to bear
this irreparable loss”, the message further added.
Galo Welfare Society has also mourned the demise of Late Dr Jini Gamlin.
The Sadiya Snake Pillar - Mishmi Ahom friendship
I had heard lot about the famous Snake Pillar of Sadiya. During one visit to Guwahati
city last January, I turned on to the southern end of Dighalipukhuri Tank in Ambari,
where the Assam State Museum is located.
The Assam State Museum represents the cultural diversity of the North East. First
opened in 1940, the museum collection includes many archeological objects. It also
exhibits wide range of hand-loom materials, musical instruments, ancient coins, weapons,
religious sculptures, manuscripts and crafts of the region.
Inside the small entrance hall of the museum is the ‘Snake Pillar’ that stands facing
west. On the back is the reception and in left is the passage/staircase to other
The only little information available about the pillar is the description in Assamese
and English, which is on a painted metal plate, erected beside the structure. On
it is written: “The inscriptions in pillar (Ahom script) records a declaration made
during the reign of Swargadeo Suhummong (1498-1539) to effect that Misimis would
give four baskets full of poison to the Ahoms who in return would allow the Misimis
to dwell in the hills.” The inscriptions on the Snake Pillar written in Ahom script
is the oldest surviving Ahom text, inscribed for King Siuw Hum Miung (1497-1539)
or Swarga Deo Suhummong. Reading the description on the metal plate, the immediate
impression it carries is the Ahom dominion over the hills. More findings later, revealed
the Mishmi-Ahom amity.
Some information on the Snake Pillar is found in the book, ‘Encyclopedia of North
East India' by Hamlet Bareh. According to the book, the Stone-Pillar was installed
at Sadiya maidan. Its height is 11 and base 15" x 15" square. The entire structure
is shaped into an octagonal. It has vase capital and serpent-entwined thereon. The
entire block is sculptured from a single block stone. It was erected, by Ahom in
15th century AD.
The book also has the translation of the inscription, which mentions: "I, the Dhingia
Bara Gohain do engrave on the, stone pillar and the copper plate these writings (with
the strength of which) the Mishmis are to dwell on the hills near the Dibang River
with their families, children attendants and followers. They will occupy all the
hills. They will give four basketful of poison and other things as tribute and keep
watch on the body of the fat Gohain (Sadiya Khowa Gohain). If anybody happens to
be in possession of and wishes to remain on all sides (of the hills), he is prohibited
from encroachment. If any body would dwell by the side of the hills, he would surely
become a slave (of the Mishmis). I do proclaim wide that if anybody sits exalted,
he should break the agreement and break the stone.”
The pillar is the only little evidence that establishes the contact between the hill
tribes (of Arunachal) and the Ahoms. Prior to Ahom annexation of Sadiya in 1522,
the Chutiyas ruled this northeastern part of Assam. The Ahoms established their rule
by instituting the position of Sadiya Khowa Gohain, the governor in charge of Sadiya.
According to the historians, the Mishmis and Ahoms maintained complete peace and
amity from 16th century to the advent of British in 1826. Colonel Ved Prakash in
his book ‘Encyclopedia of North East India’ mentions the Snake Pillar as the record
of treaty of friendship between Mishmis and Dhingia Bara Gohain, an Ahom minister
for Sadiya Khowa Gohain.
TCS calls for strong case against Bohun Bo
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: While expressing relief at the arrest of Bohun Bo, the master mind
of Daporijo MMS scandal, the Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) has requested the DGP to
appoint an officer who has excellent record in investigation of criminal cases.
‘With background of police officer he knows loopholes of criminal justice system,
as such, he might try to take advantage of the same if the IO does not prepare an
evidently good prosecution case,’ the Society said.
By absconding he has already jumped one of the main conditions of interim bail bond
hence question should not arise for enlarging him on regular bail so soon, it said.
In a strongly worded release, the TWS further stated that “Bo not only appears to
be weird, pervert & threat to society but his reported impersonation as a CBI officer
and possible linkages with UG elements makes him a threat to National Security too”.
While suggesting further investigation in order to ascertain these facts, the society
further said that “ if proved, he should be convicted & put behind bar for maximum
term of his life as letting him loose would be a threat to the society as well as
to the security of the nation.”
The TWS has expressed its gratefulness to Dipankar Mishra, Dy SP & his team of IRBn
personnel of SIT who finally nabbed the notorious fugitive.
“ We also appreciate the work of all Police officers who tirelessly worked behind
the scenes to nab the culprit especially the DGP, DIGP, AIGP, SP Changlang and all
rank & file. The patience of the people of Upper Subansiri too deserves appreciation
as it allowed the govt. & police force to take its own time to act without threat
of ultimatum or bandh call” it said.
Outreach health camp at remote Lazu
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Tirap District Police and District Health Society have jointly organized
an outreach health camp at Lazu village near the Myanmar international border today.
Altogether 249 patients, including children and pregnant women were benefitted from
the health camp conducted by a team of doctors including Dr Sudhir Bagrodia, child
specialist and Dr Diganto Burman from Dibrugarh. Free medicines were also distributed
to the patients. Besides chief of Lazu village Wanggo Lowang, Khonsa DRCHO Dr K
Perme, Dr K Socia, Dr K Matey, Dr MT Lazi and paramedical staff were present on
Dr Bagrodia also visited the Mother Teresa Home orphanage and examined 27 orphans.
Earlier during his inaugural address, Tirap SP V Singh advised the gathering to give
up opium cultivation as opium cultivation is quite rampant in this area. He asked
them to take up horticulture and agriculture to boost rural economy. DRCHO K Perme
also spoke on the occasion.
CM give emphasis on self employment avenues
REILA starts on a colourful note
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: “Let us be employers, not simple employees” asserted Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki while exhorting the students of Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic to
make use of their technical knowhow to start their own enterprises and gainfully
help the government in easing the burden of employment problem.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Institution’s annual Recreation, Entertainment,
Information and Literary Activities (REILA) here at the RGGP premises today.
“This Polytechnic has a distinct importance as it caters to the most essential thing
needed for development of a backward state like Arunachal Pradesh. As it gives training
in specialized fields like automobile engineering, computer engineering, hotel management,
garments and fashion technology, etc it helps in developing skilled manpower. Our
youths will get proper training in skills that would not only help them in getting
employed in skilled posts, which is of utmost demand in the modern world, but also
prepare them to go for self-employment” Tuki observed.
While terming the youth force of the state to be channelized by proper guidance
and skilled training, the Chief Minister lauded RGGP for providing both to the youths
of the state.
“Only education without any development of skill in a particular field is of not
much use in today’s world. We have to be expert in at least one particular field
and then only we can earn and live a gainful life” Tuki further added.
The Chief Minister appealed the youth to learn the essence of ‘Dignity of Labour’
and not feel shy to take up any work big or small.
“Future of Arunachal Pradesh is bright. I only ask your cooperation and call up
to you not only see the government as a provider but as a partner in leading the
state to a bright future” Tuki emphatically said.
While responding to a 10 point memorandum submitted by the institute fraternity which
basically surrounded towards infrastructural development, the chief minister issued
immediate directives to the work department and engineers present on the occasion
to start exercising the survey work so that the requests could be addressed in the
12th Five Year Plan.
Speaking at the occasion, Director Higher and Technical Education Joram Begi stressed
on putting effort in the academic activities in order to compete the outer world.
He appealed the students of RGGP to work hard and excel in their fields thereby bringing
laurels to the state and the institution.
After witnessing the NSS’s success, the Director hinted for making NSS compulsory
to all Colleges in the state.
Among others J Padu, Joint Director, Higher and Technical Education and Principal
of RGGP AK Tripathy also spoke on the occasion.
Impressive march past and a mega dance show were other attraction on the day.
Bagang calls for promotion of local languages
AVK’s Women conference held
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Arunachal Vikas Parishad Papumpare, Lower Subansiri and Kurung
Kumey districts conducted women workers ‘ conference here at MTDC, Midpu near Doimukh
on Feb 4-5.
Around hundred workers from Koloriang, Ziro, Yazali, Doimukh, Naharlagun, Balijan
and Itanagar areas attended the conference.
The conference commenced with a procession of participating delegates in the Doimukh
area led by Kabak Beyak and Arati Tayeng, the President and the General Secretary
of the Organisiing committee respectively.
At the valedictory function, MLA, Chayan Tajo Karya Bagang, said “We have to preserve
our culture, women have to play major and good role in the well being of the family
and also in the society. Our children are forgetting our mother tongue. We have to
encourage them to speak our language”.
She assured to help in the activities carried out by the Arunachal Vikas Parishad.
Nabam Atum, veteran social worker of Arunachal Pradesh, expressed happiness in the
cultural renaissance taking place in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the result of the concerted
efforts of the people like you who are present in this conference, he said.
On the opening day, Secretary IPR Indira Mallo Jain, said that the coming together
is, indeed, a great achievement. She said the getting together of various tribes
here will help to establish confidence that is the need of the hour. She also assured
to do all possible help for the good work of Arunachal Vikas Parishad.
Onam Pertin, Development Officer, Industries and crafts, said mothers are vital
members of the family.
In all field of activities women are coming up shoulder to shoulder with their male
counterpart, she said.
Pratik Potom, President, Arunachal Vikas Parishad also spoke during the programe.
Resource persons who have conducted classes in the various sessions were Dr.Taba
Nirmali on Health and Hygiene, Alka Gouri on Spiritual Development, Puna Sumpa on
biographies of Golgi Bote Talom Rukbo and Padmabhushan Ranima Gaidinliu of Nagaland,
Yamak Mize on Role of women in the family and society and Dr. Bige Yongam on how
to create congenial atmosphere for the education of our children.
Departments plan for 12th five year plan
Focus on Skill development and employment generation
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Capacity building, skill development and employment generation figure
as prime agenda for the 12th Five Year Plan.
The Chief Minister has been chairing the review meeting with all the departments
organized by the Planning Department here at CM’s conference hall from February 3
last and is expected to stretch for another 3 days. New policies and programmes envisioned
by the departments during the 12th Five Year Plan are being extensively discussed.
Apart from infrastructural development, efforts would be put on to adopt PPP model
for more participation of private sectors in the development wagon of the state.
It may be recalled that the State Government had recently adopted the PPP model for
various projects in the state. Tourism sector in particular has been chalked out
for extensive PPP model in terms of accommodation, transportation and creation of
Adventure Tourism Infrastructure and its promotion. Rural tourism through cluster
approach has also been outlined in the vision besides opening up of new Tourist Circuits
and promotion of religious tourism has been proposed.
While food security and revenue generation will be categorically emphasized, efforts
would be put on to check revenue leakages.
Planning & Finance Minister Chowna Mein, Planning Secretary Ankur Garg, Special Secretary
Finance Sonam Chombay and host of planning department officers along with directors
and chief engineers of various departments have been attending the review meeting.
CM’s Principal Advisor T N Thongdok also attended today’s review meeting.
Changlang District T20 Night Cricket
JAIRAMPUR, Feb 5: ‘Geo Enpro’ Changlang District T20 Night Cricket Tournament’ is
being organized by District Youth Congress from February 13 here at General Ground.
Speaking on the sideline of the ground preparation, District Youth Congress former
President James Jugli informed that this time around the tourney will be more grand
and better than the previous edition.
Jairampur, under local Minister Setong Sena has proven time and again through various
innovative events like Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, Butterfly India Meet, Pangsau
Pass Car Expedition etc that by motivating and involving the youths some exemplary
upshots can be accomplished.
Sports, gradually is attracting the attention of the youths and Night T20 is encouraging
them to anticipate for better things in days to come and I’m glad it’s shaping up
the sporting talents and proffering a whole new dimension and avenues to gifted generation
of the region, Sena said.
The second edition assures to traverse the sporting standard created by the inaugural
tournament last year to the next level of entertainment and entertainment only, informed
joyous T20 Night Cricket Secretary Nobinkam Tikhak.
With the limited resources in hand, all the efforts have been made to make the event
world class. This time around, each match will be broadcasted live on the ground
and besides electronic scoreboard (scoring software imported from United Kingdom)
the third empire will be all wired up with latest technology available, he added
smiling ear to ear.
1,00,000 watts floodlights on high raised tower on six corners will illuminate the
oval glade and the sporting carnival is sure enough to entertain for eleven days
at a stretch, T20 Night Cricket co-ordinator Tarun Majumder said.
The inaugural tournament last year commenced with minor flaws which have been taken
care in the second edition and it’s assumed that the tourney will attract thousands
of visitors from the state and neighbouring Assam, he added.
As a good will gesture, a team of Arunachal Youth Congress from Itanagar will also
participate in the competition, informed Arif Siddiqui who is also brain behind all
the technical glitz of the tourney.
A calendar 2012, “Glimpses of Rural Rendezvous” a candid tribute to incredible talents
and their youthful energies of the state, shall also be released by CM on the day,
He further informed that the winner and runner up beside trophy will also get Rs
50000 and Rs 25000 respectively as well as man of the match will receive Rs 5000
and man of the series 15000.
We are all set to accommodate the thousands of vehicles expected during the tournament
including security, informed Jairampur OC KM Das.
It is to mention that Geo Enpro, an oil exploration company based in Kharsang is
the major sponsor of the magnificent event.
Red Rockfest at Pasighat, DC calls for mass awareness
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Pasighat town witnessed Red Rockfest, a concert under multi media
campaign on HIV/AIDS organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society
in town club on February 4.
Local Rock Bands from the district Black Church and Magis apart from MMC star performer
Alien Gods rocked the huge gathering of youth.
In an innovative way to create awareness on HIV, the Alien Gods’ lead vocal Olik
Boko asked a young audience to explain the mode of spreading HIV/AIDS and it preventive
measures. The youth was presented a T-Shirt on Red Rockfest for giving all right
While kicking off the campaign East Siang Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok called
upon the youth to play a crucial role in preventing further spread of HIV/AIDS and
stay safe. “Youth being the backbone of the nation has to play a crucial role in
preventing further spread of HIV”, the DC said.
Appreciating the idea of involving youths in the MMC, he said prevention is the only
medicine available against HIV/AIDS. It can be prevented only by generating awareness
through campaign like Multi Media.
Zila Parishad Member Okom Yosung in his address advocated for open discussion on
sex and alertness of youth against the menace of HIV/AIDS. He also urged the government
to start sex education in the schools and colleges to prevent the dreaded diseases.
East Siang ATA president Tabung Ering urged the youth response to the call of MMC
to prevent HIV/AIDS.
APSACS joint director Dr. Riken Rina while giving a brief introduction of MMC said
that the campaign aims at creating awareness among the youth aged between 15 to 29
years. He also highlighted the current scenario of HIV/AIDS in the state.
East Siang DMO Dr. T. Taloh said that youths should volunteer themselves to prevent
HIV which has emerged as major challenge for mankind.
Fruit drop in mandarin orange –a threat in Lower Dibang Valley
In Arunachal Pradesh major Khasi Mandarin growing belts are the East Siang,West Siang
and Lower Dibang Valley districts. The total area covered Citrus in Arunachal Pradesh
is 25000 hectares and produced 37780 tonnes of fruits of which Lower Dibang Valley
occupies 2780 hectares of land under citrus out of which Orange area is 762 hectares
under bearing and 1456 hectares under nonbearing and produces 5715 tonnes (Anon,2010).The
major constraints in production are heavy long spell of rains, soil erosion due to
cultivation on 60-70% sloppy land, malnutrition, acidic soils with widespread zinc
deficiency and different diseases like tristeza and greening.
Shedding of fully developed fruits prior to harvest is known as preharvest fruit
drop which constitutes one of the major problem in citrus cultivation of the Lower
Dibang Valley district. A total fruit drop of 50-60 percent observed 3-4 months preceding
harvesting is observed in Musambi and Khasi Mandarin.
The major causes of fruit drop can be physiological factors, pathological factors,
entomological reasons and abiotic factors. Physiological factors can be overcome
by a single spray of 2,4-D(20 ppm) in August or two sprays of 10ppm each one in August
and October. Under Zinc deficiency 0.6% zinc sulfate is very much effective to control
For entomological causes –firstly we can collect the insect manually and destroy
them. Next, we have to remove the affected twigs of the plant and burning the affected
twigs outside the field(twig borers will die by that).The adult of the trunk borers
emerge from April to till September end. These can be controlled by shaking the trees
or beating the branches and killing them by dipping in an insecticidal solution.
or in kerosene. The trees infested with trunk borer can be treated with 0.02% Dichlorovos
5ml/bored hole and closing the hole with wet mud. Lastly proper weed management at
proper time reduces the 50% chances of fruit drop in Mandarin orange as, all the
insects harbouring in weeds can be eradicated by that process.
* Posted in Govt. Citrus Nursery, Balek, Roing,Lower Dibang Valley District (A.P)
Pasighat to host state level Citrus Show
PASIGHAT, Feb 5: In order to encourage quality production of citrus fruits and to
assess the problems faced by the growers, the College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Pasighat, in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra here is organizing a state level
“Citrus Show” on February 10.
The organizers informed that the day-long programme will include an interaction programme,
where the farmers would be given opportunity to exchange ideas among themselves and
with the experts.
The state’s horticulture department reports reveals that citrus is one of the major
fruit crop in the hilly state and various citrus species like mandarins, oranges,
limes, lemons, graph vines besides many other wild species are being cultivated in
Arunachal. There is an urgent need to safeguard the valuable resources and facilitate
the citrus growers for sustaining the productivity and developing entrepreneurship.
“Leh-the Destiny” screened at RGU
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Commemorating the 29th Foundation Day of Rajiv Gandhi University,
Monpa film “Leh- the Destiny” was screened at University auditorium on Saturday night.
The film directed by DK Thungon has all elements of cross-border romance, comedy
The film is the first of its kind and collaborative attempt by India and Bhutan and
most of the shootings of the film were done in Bhutan.
Showcasing a film that too in an institute of higher learning is the most exciting
moment in my life, said director Thungon. He expressed the hope that the film will
definitely give a new direction in Arunachal Pradesh which is still in nascent stage
in film making.
Earlier, RGU community gave a warm welcome to the director and actors of the film
and encouraged them.
Training on mushroom cultivation
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), an NGO has conducted
a mushroom training programme for the Miyajombo Self-Help Group, Mayu-I village in
Lower Dibang valley district. Altogether 10 SHG members took part in it.
AMYAA secretary Paul Chawang and staff Jangam Pansa imparted training as resources
persons. During the training, the participants were educated about the benefit of
mushroom cultivation as alternative source of income, its price value and marking
Electricity revenue drive
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Capital electrical division, department of power, would carry out
official revenue drive in the capital from February 10.
During the drive, legal and financial penalties would be imposed against the defaulters
apart from collection of liabilities.
PWD store area encroached
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: All Arunachal Youngster United Federation in a letter to Deputy
Commissioner Capital Complex Itanagar, Naharlagun alleged that the office area of
Executive Engineer, PWD Capital Division-A, Itanagar is being encroached. It said
that store of PWD has been completely dismantled and earth cutting is being carried
out in the spot but PWD authority is still silent over the issue. It appealed to
the DC to initiate action against the encroachers and the concerned authority. It
further urged the DC to set up an inquiry committee within 14 days and threatened
to launch a movement if the government fails to take necessary step on the issue.
60 days has gone by since the passing away of late Chow Pipali Chowtang. All these
days, his 89 year old grandfather, 79 year old grandmother and the whole grieving
family members have been patiently waiting for justice.
They were anxiously watching with high hope for justice by the Enquiry team appointed
by the Deputy Commissioner, Lohit vide order no. vide No: LJ-15/2011(Pt) 19950-57
But even after anxiously waiting for full 60 days, the family members are yet to
get any status report. They are yet to even receive any correspondence from the administration.
So, with a heavy heart, I am writing to you.
It's about the stagnant investigation of the local and district administration, the
Arunachal Pradesh State Government and JNV Samiti in solving the case of the unnatural,
untimely and mysterious death of two innocent students on 9th December outside JNV
Mahadevpur School. They were boarder of JNV Mahadevpur.
This matter spread out like wild fire through the columns of your esteemed daily
on 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th December 2011. And I dare to say that this matter
was submitted to the Governor and Chief Minister personally by the students Union
and the Youths Organisation of the concerned district, particularly Namsai and Lathao
areas but even after 60 days no concrete report has been handed over to the grieving
family till date.
As per Deputy Commissioner, an order was issued to the Additional Deputy Commissioner
Namsai to conduct a discrete magisterial enquiry into the missing and death of the
two students and it was ordered to submit the report within 30 days. The whole society
is waiting anxiously to know how both the students were able to go out of hostel
un-noticed by the school authority. If school authority says they had run away or
gone without permission, then I dare say that it’s totally the negligence of school
authority and its fault for not looking and providing proper security to the students
who are staying at the hostel under their guidance.
The saddest things which make me feel like crying is the negligence of the Jawahar
Navodaya samiti, Regional Office Shillong and H.Q New Delhi, the Local Administration
Namsai Sub-Division and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Two months have gone but not a single person from these mentioned names have visited
the grieving family.
I am indeed very sorry to say that the assurance given by the Governor and Chief
Minister of Arunachal Pradesh to look into the matter and grant compensation to the
poor and grieving family members of late Chow Pipali Choutang, son of Chow Laiawon
Choutang of Lathao Village and late Ajeckso Manyu, son of Chowla Manyu of Wekhitliang
village seem to be a false promise.
I dare to write and say that it is totally inhuman to keep quit and that’s why I
am writing this letter to your daily to let the Arunachal Government and the JNV
Samiti know how the poor and helpless families of Chow Lajawon Choutang of Lathao
and Chowla Manyu of Wekhetliang were devastated by the tragic end of their beloved
and loving young sons. Both of them were brilliant, well disciplined and excellent
in all activities. The dreams which their poor parents have nourished for years are
really unimaginable. It is beyond us to calculate the pain and loss they faced.
Chow Lakhumang Chowtang
The allegations against the RWD Executive Engineer, Roing Division are totally baseless,
politically motivated and fabricated.
A PDS Godown with a sanctioned cost of 20.94 Lacs is under construction at Etalin,
Dibang Valley District. The work was started by the reputed local contractor of Anini.
It is a small project in a far-flung area for which floating tender is not required
as there is no registered class 1& 2 contractor of building project at Anini. So
if the tender is floated then the work could have been allotted to outsiders who
would be unacceptable to the local public. So to reduce the intense pressure of the
public and for public welfare the work was taken up by the local contractor in consultation
with the public, their leaders concerned and the department.
And the decision taken was on the basis of a consensus directive and instructions.
If the public of Dibang Valley desires tender could be floated for the next project
by taking all concerns into confidence as desired by the higher authorities and the
state government. No work is allotted without the approval of the authority and consent
of the public and their leaders.
The people of Dibang Valley have always been cooperating with the executing agency
giving momentum to most of the government projects in their greater welfare.
Such decision would also provide employment to the educated unemployed people of
And the media should have seen the local situation and take the entire picture into
consideration before leveling unsubstantiated allegations to tarnish the image of
officers and the government, which is not the objective of the Press.
Y P Singh
EE RWD, Roing
Options for cancer treatment
Cancer is one of the killer diseases in Arunachal. There are many causes as to how
a person incurs this deadly disease and many of them are very well known to us. Yet
we act and behave so carelessly. We many a times forget that stitch in time saves
I urge my fellow being to avoid those things harmful to our health and go for regular
medical checkups. The main motto of writing this article is my little experience
and understanding about cancer. Many a times, cancer patients in Arunachal undertake
treatment in Itanagar or at the most in Gauhati where the medical expenditures are
But there are many good government hospitals and establishments in other parts of
our country with much better facilities for fighting cancer and the expenditure is
at far less than the expenditure in Gauhati or Itanagar. One such institution is
Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra. There are many government concessions
for the cancer patients like medicines are available at subsidised rates, concessions
in flight and railway fares. People should avail these facilities. The poor knowledge
and lack of education among the poor people are the main barriers.
Therefore I urge all the educated readers of The Arunachal Times to spread this
message, reach to as many people you can and help save precious live.
An additional three billion Asians could enjoy living standards similar to those
in Europe today, and the region could account for over half of global output by the
middle of this century. The optimistic finding of Asian Development Bank's Asia 2050
report comes with a word of caution though - while an Asian Century is plausible,
it is far from preordained.
ADB also supports green growth and sustainable development through mechanisms such
as the Climate Investment Fund, under which multilateral development banks have mobilized
$6.5 billion for developing countries, with $2.5 billion earmarked for Asia and the
The study presents two alternative scenarios for Asia's economic trajectory between
now and 2050: the Asian Century Scenario and the Middle Income Trap Scenario. Under
the latter, Asia's GDP per capita would be only about half of what could be achieved
under the Asian Century Scenario!
This study brings to light some critical multi-generational issues such as widening
income disparities and demographic changes.
The bottom-line is that a lot depends on our policy choices and its implementation.