Let the film industry grow
We express our highest appreciation and support to Er. Ibrahim Pajing for giving out another super hit Adi film “GYARGO PONGKOK”.
He has once again fulfilled the aspirations of thousands of his fans across Arunachal and many part of Assam repeating the same feet of his previous mega hit Adi film “AATI PAYING.
In spite of having no any film infrastructure and film expert, his effort to bring up Arunachal films as an actor, writer, composer and producer is highly laudable.
Through his films, he has tried to bring out socialistic and realistic issues giving moral to the society.
Due to non availability of film facilities and lack of support from the govt and lack of film awareness among the people of Arunachal Pradesh, many of the local film makers have already given up in this field.
But despite discouragement and challenges from every angle, Er. Pajing and his production team are trying hard to contribute to the growth of local films.
His persistent effort and love for acting has made him one of the most beloved and popular local actor among thousands of his fans like us.
We heartily congratulate and appreciate the actor Pazing for giving us such hit films.
Not only him, we appreciate and encourage other local film personalities like Taro Chatung, T.H Tara, Delong Padung, Hage Apa and all others who are contributing to the growth of Arunachal films.
Therefore as a lover of local films, we urge upon the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to provide all possible support to the film production teams and local artist to encourage and accelerate the growth of local film industry in Arunachal Pradesh as it is one of the most employment generating industries of modern times.
Besides we urge upon the local press media to give all possible help in promoting and popularizing the local films and local artist, so as to create interest and enthusiasm among the budding talents of Arunachal Pradesh.
Samak Perme, Ranong Tamut, Narmi Feroz Tasing, Amit Modi, Dhurbo Chettry, Atem Kombo, Tobo Tayeng, Anek Tamut, Honong Tatak, Kaling Ering, Anand Talom,
What led to aberrant MoU signing spree?
Mistake me not as an expounder for those anti-
The surreptitious understanding between the state government and innumerous astute
power corporations are beyond the acme of an Aam-
If all the dreaded dams or hydro projects materialize resultant remnant will be only mountain terrains, uncultivable lands and ambience unsuitable for human settlement as an aftermath of submersion.
Additionally torturous impending fear of dam collapsing will haunt the downstream settlers interminably; no one will opt to start life afresh due to uncertainty.
Project affected people of Sardar Sarovar Project are adducible to signify the farce commitments of governments, who are still struggling for proper rehabilitation 25 years after completion of the dam.
If only a single dam of Lower Siang will displace 30 villages, according to the preliminary studies, one can augur the trauma and miseries of uncountable villagers to be adversely effected by more than 40 or so hydro projects.
Restraining myself from straying into subject matter of professionals such as adverse environmental and sociological impacts of dams and reservoirs but layman's curiosity nudge me to ponder about possible rehabilitation as more than 92% of our state comprises mountainous terrains, gorges and cliffs prone to tremors and landslides. Merely to curve a dwelling in the wilderness cannot mean rehabilitation.
As a matter-
If not what benefit this so called development will reap to those who have sacrificed everything? Where will the project affected be rehabilitated after the self afflicted catastrophe? Deplorably, most of these hydro projects termed 'development' are more likely to bring about a traumatic exodus to nowhere causing economical disaster to the locals.
‘The Changing face of Arunachal’ by Taba Ajum, Jan 6, 2011, should make the people of N.E.F.A. sit up and notice the aspects pointed out by a careful and intelligent observer like the writer.
The same case is with towns like Tinisukia and many urban areas of Assam. This scenario is called ‘Silent Invasion’ and ‘Silent Aggression’. This is more dangerous than the aggression done openly. A society is wiped out unknowingly by silent aggression.
The fate of Itanagar and Tinisukia looks same.
Entire economy is in the hands of these migrants from mainland India and Bangladesh. Our students unions should make our youths competent in business activities. Instead of giving bandhs, organizations like All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and All Assam Students Union (AASU) should organize workshops to train our youths in business activities.
Wake up to the facts
Hat off to Tongam Rina for her explosive reporting, "Time for reality check" dated 05 January. Now, we have one real serious journalist who really cares and thinks that truth must be brought to light.
We all knew about the pathetic condition of people in Tirap and Changlang districts
and that of people living near Assam -
Hope Rina's article will wake up our sleeping state govt. Or is it going to be given the deaf ears once again and pretend everything is fine.
Seppa, (on email)
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KHARSANG, Jan 6: More than a month after Sanjay Kumar’s abduction, the Arunachal Pradesh Police is still clueless.
A supervisor with Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDTCL), he was abducted on November 24 from Kharsang in Changlang district while he was on his way to the mining fields.
Kharsang Police Station’s Officer in Charge has verified that there is no news about his whereabouts and the motive of abduction is also unclear as there is no ransom demand so far.
We’ve put our best foot forward yet we have not found any clue or motive for abduction which has made the entire process very complicated, he added.
We can only request the abductor(s) through the newspaper to come forward to negotiate and spare an innocent life, he said.
Meanwhile, the family members of Sanjay Kumar have appealed to the abductors to release him on humanitarian ground.
We are still hopeful that he would be released safe, said a very hopeful Bijay Kumar, the younger brother of abducted official here today.
But his optimism is dwindling with each passing day. A desperate one month and 15 days has rolled by but yet there is no trace or news of my brother, he added.
We’re devastated and being stranger to this place has added more woes to our worries. We don’t know anyone whom we can approach for help, he said.
I’ve landed here on December 02 from Delhi, after resigning from my job as assistant
manager at a Gurgaon based company -
A native of Chandkudarai village under Chapra district in Bihar, Kumar is married and has two small children who stay with his aged parents.
The news of abduction of Kumar was kept hidden from his aged parents for weeks. They were informed of abduction very recently.
He further added that it’s the worst case scenario because there is no any ransom or any kind of demand for his release. We don’t have link to deliver our pleading to abductors, he said.
With moist eyes, he said that Kumar’s two small children have been asking about their father.
“But we don’t have any answer for them. We only hope that he is alive and safe and we can only pray for his release. We plead them to forgive if he has done anything wrong”, said the brother.
Kumar’s brother in law Nand Kishore Pandit also appealed that he be released. He has been camping at the area since the abduction. (with input from ATNS)
Pala calls for preservation of culture
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The Tagin community of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Si-
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest in Itanagar, Union Minister of State for
Water Resources Vincent H Pala extended Si-
Briefing about the similarity of praise and worship by tribal peoples of the north eastern states, he urged the tribal people to remain united, and not to be misled by outsiders who were influencing innocent and peace loving tribal people for wrong doing.
The minister strongly called upon the tribal communities to promote and preserve
We should infuse the principal of socialism among the tribal communities to inculcate
the sense of oneness among all the communities of the north eastern states said Union
Minister. Further, appreciating the Si-
MLA Tapen Siga briefed about the Si-
Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA), President Kameng Ringu also appealed the people to preserve and maintain indigenous faith and culture. On the occasion, various cultural troops displayed tradition folk dances.
At Aalo also, the Si-
At Pasighat, The Si-
In Arunachal Pradesh, the wave of regionalism that was witnessed in the late seventies
and early part of eighties died down within a short period of ten years. The PPA,
which was formed in 1977, got assimilated into Janata Dal in 1990. The second wave
of regionalism started with the formation of Arunachal Congress in 1996 by Gegong
Apang, one of the founder members of Congress (I) in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal
Congress is an outcome of Peoples Referendum Rally held on 20th September 2005 at
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun. An All Party Legislators Meeting was convened by
the Government of Arunachal Pradesh on September 6, 1995 to discuss the problems
of refugees and evolve action plan to deport them. In the meeting, it was decided
to hold Peoples Referendum Rally to be spearheaded by AAPSU, the apex students’ body
of the state. The Referendum Rally was accordingly convened which was attended by
representatives from various political parties, Panchayat leaders, representatives
of the NGOs, village elders, etc.Six-
It is reported that Gegong Apang’s decision to float a regional outfit by breaking away from Congress (I) was because of his long standing quarrel with late Omem Moyong Deori, the then Congress Working Committee Member and former Union Minister Prem Khandu Thungon. However, Apang himself maintained that he had to leave the Congress to protect the people of Arunachal Pradesh from the arbitrary decisions of the AICC and its failure to support the people of Arunachal on the issue of Chakmas and Hajongs.
Gegong Apang’s fight with the Congress High-
The defeated candidates, Thungon, Deori and Umbrey started an aggressive campaign
demanding Apang’s removal as Chief Minister and his expulsion from the party for
his for anti-
On August 24, he dropped four Ministers, who had voted for O. Deori in the Rajya
Sabha elections, from his Council of Ministers. The decision to drop the four ministers
was taken allegedly for their anti-
It is learnt that Apang did not seek approval of the Congress high command before dropping these four Ministers. One of them, Mr. Talo Mugli, who was in Delhi when he sacked, met Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao, the then party president, and complained of the Chief Minister’s “high handed and unprecedented action”. He told the press at Delhi that he had informed Mr. Rao that the situation in the state was explosive and that if the high command did not intervene; disenchanted legislators would establish a “parallel government” in the state. Mugli said that Mr. Rao had promised to take action.
Tadak Dulom was appointed as the new President of APCC (I) replacing Talar Doye.
The APCC (I) promptly rejected the new appointment at a meeting on September 15,
calling it illegal and unconstitutional and unanimously resolved to continue working
under Doye. The APCC (I) maintains that Dulom’s appointment was rejected as the AICC
did not consult Apang, the Congress Legislature Party leader, before making the appointment.
It further maintains that the existing organizational set-
On September 16, Dulom, armed with the ‘appointment order’, arrived from Delhi and
went straight to the APCC(I) headquarters at Itanagar along with his supporters.
The violence erupted as Dulom was not allowed to occupy the Office of the President
and the Congress Bhavan. Kuru Hassang, the senior most Vice-
After the incident, Apang and his supporters were in no mood to relent. He requested the President AICC, Narasima Rao, through a memorandum, to recognize Doye as the APCC President and initiate action against those involve in violence at Congress Bhavan. The AICC (I) dispatched Joint Secretary Surinder Singh Thakur with a clear message that he would have to recognize Mr. Dulom as the new President. This prompted Apang to make the first move. On September 20, he submitted the resignation of his Council of Ministers to the Governor, Mata Prasad. This was followed by Mr. Apang’s resignation from the primary membership of the Congress (I). A new party, in the name of Arunachal Congress, was announced with Talar Doye as President and Apang as leader of the legislature party. The new party claimed the support of 51 legislators: 39 Congress, nine independents and two Janata Party. The number was increased to 54 when three Janata Dal MLAs extended support to it.
The Arunachal Congress as a state political party was recognized by the Election
Commission of India in October 2006. The symbol “Two Daos-
The Arunachal Congress faced a major jolt in 1997, when most of its leaders, including President, Kamen Ringu, left the party to join (rejoin) People Party of Arunachal. With the joining of twenty nine Arunachal Congress leaders to Congress (I) immediately before the last Assembly election, the party received another jolt. It is difficult to ascertain whether the Party is in existence and functioning. The party did not put up any candidate in the Legislative Assembly election in 2009 and could manage to secure only 9.30% of valid vote polled in the general election to the House of the People the same year. As a result, the party “cease to be recognized as a State Party in the State of Arunachal Pradesh and shall not be entitled to the exclusive reservation of the symbol “Two Daos Intersecting” as its reserved symbol in the State of Arunachal Pradesh”, as per the order of the Election Commission of India.
Once formed with much fanfare, the Arunachal Congress is nearing a natural death.
With this, the theory that Mr Gegong Apang’s mind is still with his previous party
and is nurturing the party for future political manoeuvre also dies down. This shows
a general trend of ‘decay party system’ in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. I am not
upset for two reasons-
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The Environment Protection Society, Tawang carried out a mass cleanliness programme in and around the Tawang monastery after the completion of 3 days Torgya festival.
Led by the President Jambey Dondu, the Society today carried out the cleanliness drive. The society has been carrying out numerous awareness programme in the town on the importance of health and hygiene and cleanliness. During the festival time the Society along with others organizations installed many waste bins throughout the venue. We are very confident that our aim of cleaner , greener and healthier Tawang will soon be accomplished, it said in a release.
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: All Leel Youths Association has constructed teachers kitchen for
Govt. Middle School and fenced the boundary of Health Sub Centre at Leel during its
A volleyball competition for Men and Women was also organized during the two days social service. CRC Leel camp and Sangram SHG were the winner of Men’s and Women’s competition respectively.
Meanwhile, the Association thanked all the contributors of the social service, including
people of Leel-
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) has decided to start phase
wise agitation against authorities for non-
ATA had given time to authority till 31st December to meet their demands. However with no proper response from concern authority, they have decided to launch four phase state wise agitation from 21st January. In the first phase ATA members will stage dharna in front of Chief Minister’s residence. During second phase ATA members will go on mass casual leave on 3rd and 4th of February. The 3rd phase will witness teachers and officers go for pen down/tool down strike on 16th, 17th and 18th of February. The fourth and last phase of agitation will be indefinite pen down/tool down strike from 1st of March till fulfillment of their demands.
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: NCP leader Kenyir Ringu urged the District Administration department
to review the territorial jurisdiction of High Power Committee to study the creation
of Lower Siang as the order is in complete breach to the Cabinet corrigendum vide
memo no. CAB/B-
The HPC has been formed to look into the creation of the new district to be curbed
out from present West Siang. It excludes East Siang from the purview of the new district
which has prompted organizations from Likabali and Nari Koyu area to call a 24 hours
bandh on Jan 7. She said that creation of ‘Lower Siang District’ comprising of Likabali
She said that Home Minister, who is also the elected representative of Nari-
She wanted to know why Nari Koyu was excluded from the preview of Lower Siang district, when he was present on cabinet sitting dated 7th august 2009, whereas the people of Nari Koyu has been demanding for it since last 15 years and concerned Deputy commissioners has given clean chit for creation of a new district from the existing East and West Siang district. She further wanted to know why the Home Minister did not raise any voice against the High power committee, which was constituted in contrary to cabinet corrigendum dated 12th August 2009.
She accused the Minister of having a hidden agenda and lack of coordination with cabinet colleagues in creation of Lower Siang district. She further added that had the local legislator come clear on the Lower Siang issue and shoulder the responsibility of issue, the peace loving public led by its students should have never gotten an opportunity to organize such dharnas against the People first Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
ROING, Jan 6: A total blackout of Roing town followed the visit of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to Lower Dibang Valley. Hours after he left, a group of students from All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU)) locked the power house, cutting off all the electricity supplies to town.
They also locked the residence of Executive Engineer of Roing Electrical department and the hydel station.
The students are agitated over power crisis affecting Roing for past eight months.
“The power house will be shut down, till government restores normal electricity supply in the town”, said the union.
“The ‘VIPs’ are only enjoying the power and rests of the citizens are left groping in the dark.”
The student union said it was annoyed after normal power supply was restored on the day of the visit of Chief Minister. “We don’t want temporary arrangement but permanent solution to this perennial crisis”, said the union.
Similar situation is also affecting Anini, the district headquarter of Dibang Valley. Such is the pathetic scenario that it was reported that the visit of Education Director to the town on Jan 3 last was marked by a candle light meeting. A public meeting was held during his visit which was attended by local MLA Rajesh Tacho and the public.
In the Roing town, two hours after the students locked the power house, a police team rushed to the scene. A group of student gheraoed the Executive Engineer of power Department hurling questions on him over the grim power situation.
A heated verbal exchange also took place with the administration and some few local politicians. Soon public also gathered in large number to take part in the agitation. The union said it wants a written guarantee for permanent restoration of power and will not rest till the demand is met.
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: Staff XI won the first Late Tagum Nabam Memorial Cricket Tournament 2010 defeating GSS XI by two wicket on December 29 last.
Bhaskar Jyoti Borah of Staff XI was adjudged the man of the match while man of the series award went to Son Tana of GSS XI.
ASMs Niya Techi and Tara Nabam attended the final day of the tournament as chief guest and guest of honour and distributed prizes to the winners and runners up teams.
Earlier, Sunil Nabam, ASM chairperson, Pakke Kessang and Hari Nabam, ASM attended the inaugural function on December 26 as chief guest and guest of honour.
In indigenous society a celebration of ritual festival is an integral part of the
total ongoing way of life, it is never experienced and thought of as something separable
and narrowly distinguishable from the rest of the pattern of the life. The Tagins
Prior to 1974, performance and celebration of Si-
The Tagins worship Si-
The general topographical feature of the area is mountainous, greatly cut up by river courses with deep gorges and steep hills. Thus, the Tagins inhabit one of the most difficult terrains of Arunachal Pradesh. They live a life of constant anxiety that has been projected onto the wider canvas of their theology. They wish to live in peace in the hostile topographical surrounding. This led them to search a way of life that would give them physical strength to match with their surroundings by way of mental, philosophical, psychological and spiritual satisfaction. In the course of time, they discovered numerous myths on unseen supreme spiritual beings whom they call Si and Donyi and beneath these mighty rulers a host of demons and spirits who prey upon humankind. Their views are that God preside over planet and the Goddess over universe, whose powers govern not only human temperaments but also different parts of human domain, such as the seasons, property, and nature.
However, the mythologies, lores, legends, etc tell that their beliefs, practices
and philosophy behind those beliefs and practises are being handed down through the
generations from Abo-
The philosophy of Si-
Since the evolution of Si and Donyi and the philosophy of Si-
The conceptual and philosophical aspects of Si and Donyi may be realised in mental
perception. To clarify this we may distinguish physical Si-
Si and Donyi, the supreme spiritual authorities have existed since the time of evolution and remain as unseen supreme authorities that never die or take reincarnation. Thus, it has no prophet and preacher. Nevertheless, it is an evolutionary outcome of human thought, faith, belief and ideological aspirations based on nature.
In myths, legends, tales, etc, the earth has always been called as Sechi-
Si reigns unchallenged authority on the earth and Donyi on the sky. They watch everything; witness the truth, protect human kind with mercy. They are omnipresent and omniscient; nothing escapes their eyes.
The Tagins believe that human body is only a physical representation of the ‘Yiji-
Some destructive forces like nature, human, spirits bring pain, miseries, sufferings
to humanity in form of epidemic, natural calamities, warfare, communal conflict,
etc. Thus, the Tagins performs Si-
A person who always believes in and practises peaceful co-
Above all, Si-
1. Doricheji is, the God who frames rule of law, conduct and act as a dispenser of justice
2. Detail of mythology on Si-
FPS dealers demand PDS
ITANAGAR: All Lower Subansiri District Fair Price Shop Dealers Welfare Association has strongly demanded Food Corporation of India (FCI) to immediately release PDS rice quota of December and January months.
The Fair Price Shop owners of Lower Subansiri district are not getting Rice since last month due to utter negligence on the part of the FCI authority, the association said in a release, although they have deposited the total cost of the item.
It criticized the FCI authority for remaining silent on the matter as there was no any concrete reason why it cannot supply food grains on time.
Social issues to figure on conference
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: All Golom Gocham Hul Gab Welfare Association will discuss various
issues relating to socio-
ITANAGARJan 6: The rank and file of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) condoled the death of Taba Poona, son of Jullang ASM and Itanagar Block Congress Committee president Taba Niglo, who died at RKM Hospital today after a prolonged illness.
Poona was a brilliant student of VKV Sher, Kimin and his premature death is great loss for the family and the school as well, APCC said in a release and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
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