ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The Arunachal Paryavaran Rakshak Sangathan (APRS) has celebrated the 62nd Vanamahotsava at Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic college Itanagar. Around 800 trees have been planted at college campus by APRS members and staffs of Polytechnic college to mark the occasion.
The Sangathan, expressed its gratitude to social forest ranger Taba Tani for providing tree saplings and technical guidance and also lauded the principal of the Polytechnic college for his logistic support in tree plantation. Society appealed to the people for preservation of environment to save the mother earth from global warming.
Association for early completion of road
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: All Panggi Students’ Association (APSA) has appealed to the authorities
concerned for early completion of the Geku-
Training on maternal health held
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: A training on maternal health was conducted by the district health society on 28thJune at district hospital, Khonsa. Dr.K.Perma, DRCHO while welcoming the trainees and the resource persons, threw light on the importance of the training and exhorted the trainees to take the training seriously and utilize the skill acquired during the programme for effective functioning of health services in the district.
The resource persons Dr. M.T.Zaiji, MO, Lazu and Dr (Miss Sikha Saikia MO, Longding
conducted the training successfully. The training programme was attended by M.O,
Borduria and ANMs from various PHCs and Sub-
Ultimatum to Govt
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) has
given the state Government 7 days ultimatum to re-
It also demanded to drop Minister Atum Welly from the state cabinet till the investigation is over and cancel alleged illegal appointment made to the post of Tax and Excise Inspector. In case of failing to fulfill its demand, the association said, would launch democratic movement.
Dree at Hong
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: MLA cum Parliamentary secretary, forest and environment, Kumar Waii
would attend the inaugural function of the 22nd Hong Dree Festival celebration as
chief guest at Hanoko, Hong village in Lower Subansiri district on July 5. The festival
will be celebrated with two-
NMWC cautions against forceful collection of donation
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) cautioned that action would be taken against those who collect “donations” forcefully from traders and shopkeepers within Nirjuli market area.
NMWC in a release said that some people in groups are collecting money in the name of union/NGO within Nirjuli market area in total violation of the district administration’s earlier order banning donation. It asked all traders and shopkeepers not to entertain any kind of donation by any group in the name of union or NGOs without prior information of the committee.
National Youth Convention
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The District Presidents and State Office Bearers of all over the country will participate in the National Youth Convention, which is being held on 16th July, Saturday at Mavlankar Hall, Rafi Marg, New Delhi from 1:30 P.M onwards. State President NCP Ngurang Pinch and Incharge President NYC Arunachal Pradesh Taba Tagam will attend the programme and lead the delegates from Arunachal Pradesh. Union Minister Sharad Pawar will inaugurate the function.
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: All Puroik Youth Association (APYA) has appealed to the traffic
cell to deploy traffic personnel at C-
Milk rate rejected
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner has rejected the milk rates fixed by Papum Pare Milk Producers’ Union (PPMPU) saying that the decision was taken arbitrarily without getting approval of the district administration.
The rate fixed by PPMPU would not be enforced unless it get due approval from the district administration, the Deputy Commissioner said in an official release.
KGBV developmental meet
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Welfare Association conducted its developmental meeting here yesterday.
During the meeting the house discussed various problems faced by the 36 KGBV like teacher quarters, boundary wall, water supply and enhancement of KGBV staff salary and resolved to approach chief minister, education minister and State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission Itanagar on the issue.
Supply sufficient APL Rice
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: All Kimin Students’ Union while briefing the grievances of people due to shortage of APL rice in the area, appealed to the Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare District, EAC Kimin and concerned authority to initiate immediate step for sufficient supply of APL Rice at Kimin, Kakoi, Durgha Dafla, Lower Jumi, Hawa Camp and Lichi.
APSTS booking counter open at Banderdewa
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services, Itanagar has opened a sub-
The counter was inaugurated by State Transport Services, General Manager Repo Ronya.
Tawang district meet
ITANAGAR: WRD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu asked all HoDs of Tawang to expedite
Chairing the first district coordination meeting at DC’s office today, Khandu sought full cooperation from all for development of the district.
Tawang deputy commissioner Gamli Padu gave a brief report on all ongoing works of all the departments. The meeting was also attended by Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup. DIPRO
New Delhi, Jul 1: Anshu Jamsenpa who carved a niche in the mountaineering history was awarded the Young Indian Leader Award today. Instituted by IBN18 in association with IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited (IRB), the award aims at celebrating the achievements of the nation’s youth for their commendable contributions that have aided in bringing a wind of change and pride to the nation.
Jamsenpa, one of the Young Indian leaders from Arunachal Pradesh, who created a niche in her field by becoming the first woman mountaineer in the world to reach the summit of Mt. Everest twice in the same season, was awarded by Chief Guest Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in a glittering ceremony held in the capital.
Speaking about the initiative, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-
Speaking about the award, Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said, “We can’t think of a more fitting way to mark our 2nd Edition, than to spotlight the people who continually infuse new energy and work on the frontlines of social change.” Speaking about the iconic ‘Young Indian Leaders’ Trophy, Sanjay Sharma, Director SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, said, "Inspired by a young athlete who celebrates his victory by raising the Indian flag and made with Swarovski Elements, the prestigious ‘Young Indian Leaders’ Trophy is a symbol to honour the spirit of young achievers.”
The grand finale of the award ceremony will be telecast on CNN-
District coordination meeting on educational development
PASIGHAT, Jul 1: The state can’t move forward if it is limited to elite class of
people. This was stated by Education Minister Bosiram Siram while addressing in a
District Coordination Meeting with Principals, Vice-
He spoke at length about the various undergoing changes at present to give a major boost to educational sector. Terming it as a revamp, he told how he envisions Arunachal becoming a knowledge centre in the decade to come. RTE is not going to bear fruits tomorrow, many hurdles have to be overcome for effective implementation of the Act as the state doesn't have the necessary "wherewithal & infrastructure" right now, he added. Siram however said the feedback received so far has been very positive and underlined the needs of teachers training which has specific clauses under RTE to improve teaching techniques.
Earlier the Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang stated that good results depend on teaching
communities and they should be more serious, dedicated, sincere and hard working
while teaching and leading the future generation for a noble mission. He cautioned
that absenteeism and wrong deal in Mid-
The DDSE T Talom informed that the actual motive of the meeting was to find out the problems and discuss issues pertaining to the implementation of RTE and other central flagship programs rightly in the district.
The SSA Coordinator Kalom Ering, PD RMSA T Talom and J Yirang DAEO were present and spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) today conducted CME Programme at the Seminar Hall of the State Hospital, Naharlagun to commemorate the Doctors’ day.
The Director of Health Services Dr. K. Nishing attended the CME Programme as Chief Guest and Dr. D. Bagra, DMO Upper Subansiri as the Guest of Honour. Dr. K. Nishing in his speech lauded the role of Doctors in the service of humanity and expressed hope that they will continue the same.
President of APDA Dr. Mika Umpo spoke on the purpose of observing ‘Doctors’ day’ in which patients or community express gratitude to the Physician. He also said that Doctor's Day is also a significant day for doctors themselves as well as it provides them with an opportunity to revitalize and rededicate themselves.
Dr. T. Kaki, Nodal Officer ART Centre and Dr. R. Doye, Chairman of the Ethical Committee
of the Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council (APMC) delivered lectures on Post-
Remembering the founder of Indian Medical Council, the legendary Bharat Ratna Dr Bidhan Chandra Ray, the East Siang Doctors Association observed Doctors’ Day today at the newly shifted library of the General Hospital, Pasighat.
To pay homage to the great physician and planner Dr. Roy and to mark the occasion the Education Minister Bosiram Siram and medical fraternities participated in a tree plantation program conducted by Jt Director Health Service Dr. K. Lego in the hospital premises.
The minister took stock of various developments in the health sector while Medical Supdt. Dr. Onik Moyong spoke on various hurdles and achievements of the hospital.
Daporijo, Jul 1: Adhering to its aim of making the administration more accessible to the public of the district, the District Administration of Upper Subansiri conducted its 6th Mobile Office at Baririjo on 30th June. The Mobile office was inaugurated by Minister (Home, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj)Takar Marde, in the presence of DC A. Abhayankar, SP A. Bitin, HoDs, Doctors of District Hospital, Administrative Officers, staff and the public of the area. Takar Marde, while addressing the gathering, appreciated the efforts of the Deputy Commissioner in conducting the Mobile offices for the convenience of the villagers living far away from the district headquarter. He also advised the government servants to stay in their place of posting and serve the local community.
DC Abhayankar explained to the public the necessity of mobile office in a district with such hard and hilly terrain and told the people to take full advantage of it. He also promised to continue the mobile office in other circle headquarters of the district in the future.
During the mobile office 62 PRCs, 69 ST certificates, 2 Duplicate G.B. Certificates, 32 Learner Driving Licenses, 60 Birth Certificates were issued and 25 Gun Licenses were renewed. The public also benefited from the mobile health camp led by Dr. N. Geyi, DRCHO, District Health Society &NRHM, Daporijo. 214 patients were examined by the team of doctors of the District Hospital, Daporijo.
DDSE O. Panor inspected the school at Baririjo, reviewed its performance and provided teaching material to the school.
The PHE department created awareness on health, hygiene and sanitation through models and demos. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The Changlang-
Nokjo Wanghop, president of All Tutsa Welfare Society, Tirap-
ANSU to launch third phase of protest
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) urged the State Government to find a mechanism to solve the Pradeep Thakur issue amicably at the earliest.
Expressing its strong resentment over Govt.’s ‘dillydallying tactics’ adopted on the issue, AAPSU said that any further delay in resolving the burning issue might aggravate the situation.
“The Govt has failed to realize the gravity of the sensitive issue that is why it is not paying much interest on it,” AAPSU lamented.
It said that the present Government should emulate former chief minister late Dorjee Khandu, who always had a soft corner towards the students community in resolving any problems by sitting together.
Meanwhile, AAPSU said that it would discuss various pending issues in a meeting scheduled on July 5.
The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) vowed to continue its fight against Pradeep Thakur till the justice is delivered.
ANSU said that the 3rd phase of the protest would be launched in all the Nyishi dominated areas very soon and at the appropriate time. The date and time of the protest will be decided after an executive body meeting, it said. “Our demands have already been outlined and submitted to the State Government. But the State Government has failed to take any concrete action,” ANSU said.
“We are not against anyone. But we are against the people who has done extensive damage to the image of the entire Nyishi community by making derogatory remark,” ANSU said, and appealed to all to cooperate and support the Union for its movement for justice.
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: To exchange and learn communication strategies as a cross cutting
and integral intervention of all components of HIV and AIDS prevention, care, support
and treatment programme, a team of Communication Officers from State AIDS Control
Society of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura shall visit Tamil Nadu
from July 4. Around fifteen HIV communication experts comprising of Deputy Directors
(IEC), Consultant Mainstrea-
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Banderdewa Police led by OC PS Banderdewa SI SK Dev arrested one
Md. Hanifa Ali s/o Md. Hadrat Ali, Ahmedpur, Bihpuria Assam for indulging in issue
of forged Inner Line Permit. He has been in the business of issuing fake Inner Line
Permit for last 2-
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The rise in the prices of cooking gas, diesel and kerosine has evoked widespread resentment all over India.
Demanding immediate roll back of this price hike, protest rallies were organized all over India by opposition BJP and various other political parties.
As a result of these stiff oppositions, the West Bengal Government has waived cess to cut LPG prices. It reduced cooking gas prices by Rs.16 per cylinder. Delhi government also announced a marginal decrease in diesel prices while LPG cylinders will be cheaper for the poor.
In Arunachal Pradesh, no such protest rally by any organization or political parties has been witnessed. The BJP, as usual, protested the price hike by issuing a press release in local media criticizing the Centre for hiking the prices of petroleum products.
Could the people of Arunachal Pradesh expect any positive respond from the State Government to reduce the price hike atleast for the benefit of the poor? Is there any scope or possibility to reduce the price hike?
There is a popular adage that if there is a will there is way.
Infact, the hike of Rs.50 per cylinder of cooking gas in one go has hit the common man hard. Majority of the households have to cut the corners to meet the both ends.
Presently, cooking gas is being sold at Rs.420 per cylinder in Itanagar which is five rupees higher than the actual price after the hike.
On the other hand, petrol and diesel price increase has already pushed up the transportation cost while the increase in the price of kerosene would be an added burden to the poor.
Moreover, the soaring prices of all other essential commodities have made the twin city of Itanagar and Naharlagun a hell to live for the poor.
Last year, the district administration, in an order, had fixed the prices of vegetables and made it mandatory to display the price list in every shop/vendor.
Infact, it was an unpractical move on the part of the administration. Every vendor
in the twin city had vehemently protested the order because the prices of such items
fluctuate from day to day depending upon demand, supply and production -
But it is also true that some unscrupulous vendors here are selling their items at unreasonably high price giving lame excuse like high transportation charge etc.
It is amusing to learn that different vendors/shopkeepers charge different rates for same items in same market area. There is no uniformity in the prices of vegetable items in Itanagar.
“Some rich people are encouraging the price hike. Those so called rich people exuding their status never ask the vendors about the prices of the items they bought,” a visibly upset Govt servant, who requested not to be named, told this reporter.
“Until and unless people are conscious and start protesting against the unhealthy trend of both the customers and vendors, nothing would happen,” he said.
Who is to blame for this? Would the common man get respite from this skyrocketing commodity price? Is there any solution?
NAHARLAGUN, Jul 1: All India Art Contest is a prestigious annual programme of the
South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur since last 24 years. It has been widely
appreciated and adored by the artists, experts, critics and art lovers across the
Country. This year also the Center is organizing 25th All India Art Contest and Exhibition
The contest will be conducted in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic/ Drawing in Youth and
Professional categories. The artists are requested to send their Transparencies or
Photograph for pre-
The Entry Forms along with Prospectus can be obtained from the office of the Director,
South Central Zone Centre, 56/1, Opposite M. L A. Hostel Civil Lies, Nagpur-
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Taring Mama led All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in its executive body meeting held here today unanimously decided to go for fresh mandate. However, the schedule for fresh mandate and members of the election committee shall be notified later.
Regarding reporter Pradeep Thakur issue, ANYA led by Mama demanded the Nyishi legislators to produce Thakur before traditional court of Nyishi community.
It further said that ANYA does not take any responsibility for opposing the ANSU
bandh call by stray organization in the name of ANYA. “The persons or organizations
using the name of ANYA and going against the interest of the community are already
Meanwhile, ANYA District Unit Committee (ADUC) headed by its chairman Kumar Tajo also opined that reporter Thakur must be produced before Nyishi court. It appealed to the Nyishi legislators and the community to works towards logical solution to the issue taken up by student union.
While extending solidarity with ANSU movement, ADUC further informed that it has no knowledge about the decision to oppose ANSU bandh by an organization in the name of ANYA or did not acknowledge such decision.
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Justifying its opposition to 36-
Expressing its sentiment about the reporter Pradeep Thakur issue, the release further claimed that in the present scenario the community does not stand united for sharing the views of each other.
The release further said that being the oldest organization, ANYA has moral right to participate and share opinion while taking up official resolution in community affair and said that its opposition to bandh was not politically motivated.
ANYA is also equally responsible for betterment of the community, the release said and appealed to NES and ANSU to share opinion before taking sensitive issue like Pradeep Thakur fiasco.
It further opined that bandh call, which hampers the common people, labourer and most particularly the small traders of Nyishi community who are selling their local vegetable products for livelihood, is not solution to the problem.
Instead of bandh call, there are other ways like dialogue involving Govt and Nyishi legislators to nab Thakur, the release said and suggested peaceful dharna, procession and hunger strike at important places in New Delhi and submission of memorandum to union home minister on Pradeep Thakur issue.
Aalo, Jul 1 : The Home Minister Takar Marde was on a whirlwind visit to police stations of Tirbin, Basar and Likabali on 30th June last. He was accompanied by MLA Gojen Gadi, MLA Jomde Kena, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak, SP Aalo and Daporijo.
Interacting with the administrators and police, Marde said that existence of a peaceful civil society cannot be thought of without administration and police and both vital wings of Government should go hand in hand to deliver good services to people. The men in uniform should work vigorously to contain growing crimes, law and order with zeal and commitment.
The Minister said that proper policing is of paramount importance today and all his visits are essential to have first hand knowledge of status and functioning of police stations in the various parts of the state. He expressed his satisfaction over the functioning of all police stations and assured to look into few need based demands of officer In charge of Basar Police Station.
The Minister also visited Likabali Police Station and addressed police and administrators. (DIPR)
ZIRO, Jul 1: The cultural competition and food festival organized as part of the 44th Central Dree Festival got off to a colourful start here today.
Inaugurating the programme, Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Nila Mohanan said that festival is an occasion to showcase one’s rich cultural traditions and share the joy and happiness among the people.
Extending her wishes to the people of the district for a happy Dree, the DC prayed to almighty to bestow peace, prosperity and bumper crop during the year.
While praising the community, she said that Apatanis are very hard-
Lower Subansiri SP Puspendra Kumar, who was the guest of honour, appealed to all to cooperate with police in maintaining law and order, especially during the festival period for smooth celebration.
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: Expressing resentment over frequent breakdown in power supply in
Tato town for last one and half months, Boh-
Meanwhile, in a separate release Boh-
In a letter addressed to West Siang Superintendent of Police, the Society claimed that in absence of a commanding officer at BOP, the police personnel are not performing their duty and many of them are staying out of station.
Society further said that a Sub-
Moreover, a huge labour force is likely to penetrate into the circle with the arrival of many hydropower developers, the Society said and added that under such circumstances Tato BOP needs more teeth to tackle law and order situation.
Itanagar, Jul 1: The Ganga Branch of State Bank of India (SBI) observed SBI foundation day today.
To commemorate the occasion, the Bank official led by its Branch Manager Bengia Tabb distributed Sweets and fruits to the indoor and our door patients at Heema Hospital, Itanagar this morning.
The Programme was attended by the Chairman of Heema Hospital Dr. Byabang Rana along with team of Doctors. Rana expressed his gratitude to the Bank officials for distributing fruits to the patients on the occasion of Bank Day and the Doctors Day.
Tabb, advised the bank staff to rededicate themselves to the service of the bank and its customers.
He informed that besides its regular activities the Bank has also undertook many community based services and adopted many girl children through the branches across the State under the “SBI Girl Child Adoption scheme”.
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The work shop on sustainable sanitation & management of drinking water was held under the Chairmanship of W.Lowang, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, DWSC, Tirap District, Khonsa.
The work shop was attended by the Secretary, PHED, Director, CCDU, PHED, SE, PHE Circle, Miao, Zilla Parished Chairperson, ADC cum DPDO, Khonsa ,all ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons and other PRI leaders,NGOs and HoDs of Tirap District and staff of P.H.E.D. Khonsa.
In his speech the Deputy Commissioner cum Members Secretary (DWSC), Khonsa informed
the gathering that at present it is not possible for immediate re-
The Secretary, PHED, Tomi Ete presented a power point presentation for implementation of this scheme in various districts in Arunachal Pradesh. He also informed the house that various schemes under TSC for elimination of defecation of public places by constructing Individual House Hold Latrine (IHHL) in every BPL house hold, Anganwadi centers, Schools toilet & Community sanitary complex. He also directed the Engineers concerned to maintain the work culture. Lastly he thanks all the members in this house for attending this workshop.
The Zilla Parishad Chairperson Rongnai Maham expressed his displeasure regarding
the APL, BPL list of the district and requested the concerned authority for re-
Earlier in his address Er. J.G. Bhagat, Executive Engineer cum Member Secretary, DWSC, Tirap District, Khonsa. He also presented power point presentation regarding the progress of work under Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in Tirap District.
The Secretary Disha(NGO) in his speech thanked the P.H.E .Department for conducting such workshop in Tirap District. He also presented power point presentation regarding the activities of Disha(NGO) in this district.
The S.E. P.H.E. & W.S. Circle, Miao expressed his dissatisfaction regarding the progress of Individual House Hold Latrine(IHHL) in this district and directed the concerned authority to improve the work of IHHL immediately for completing scheme within the time .
The Director CCDU, PHED, Itanagar also presented a power point presentation regarding the activities of (IEC) in Arunachal Pradesh. He explained how to handle the portable Field Test Kits for identifying the water quality problems of various drinking water sources in the village level. He also mentioned that Panchayats and NGOs are in the front line of implementation of the scheme in the village level.
WAKRO, Jul 1: The Art of Living conducted Sri Sri Yoga & Ayurveda Health camp in Wakro under the guidance and initiative of Rama Maa. Yogacharya Vaidyaraj Sri Sri Patanjali Mishra from the AoL, Banglore attended 200 patients. He also conducted Nadi Pariksha for the patients and advised them with necessary prescription. The ayurvedic medicines were mobilized from the AoL Guwahati centre with active support of Pawan Sharma. The ASSET rendered local support. Inaugurating the Health camp Col H S Chouhan, CO, 26 MLI lauded the AoL team for bringing Ayurveda to the doorsteps of the villagers. He opined that Ayurveda like in the olden times will immensely benefit people with proper and complete treatment. The CO 26 MLI also rendered all assistance requested by the ASSET for organizing the Health Camp. Dr. Patanjali Mishra conducted Eye Care camp for 28 people. ASSET also invited Dr Manishaa Thakkar from Mumbai to render consultation in Homeopathy. Dr. Manishaa attended 60 patients. She further provided free medicines to all her patients as her personal contribution. Dr Manishaa also administered 38 Cranio Sacral Therapies to people of the area.
ITANAGAR, Jul 1: The Parsi Parlo Educated Forum (PPEF) highly praised the North East India Committee on Relief and Development (NEICORD), Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Nyishi Baptsist Church Council for providing the much needed relief to the people affected by bamboo flowering in Kurung Kumey district.
The Forum said that the people of Koloriang, Damin, Parsi Parlo and Sarli have been crying for relief and rehabilitation fund since 2010. Although the Government has sanctioned Rs.50 Lakh for the affected people, the amount is yet not distributed among the affected villagers due to reason best known to them, it lamented.
A total of 3000 quintal rice, 12,000 salt and paddy seeds were distributed among the affected with each family getting 100 kg rice, 20 kg paddy seeds and 4 kg salt.
Meanwhile, Koloriang, Damin, Parsi-
Itanagar, Jul 1: The Grand Old man of Dumporijo circle, Tate Bage Heche, 111 year old passed away for heavenly abode. Late Tate Bage Heche was born in 1900 to Late Pore Bage Heche at Gite Bage, of presently Dumporijo Circle, Upper Subansiri. This was informed by the Heche Welfare Society.
Tate Bage Heche was the only living examples of the extremely elderly Heche inhabitants
of our times. He was a source of inspiration to the modern man of ways of living
with the nature. Even at his age, he lived a life without any illness. He was a warrior
of his times involved in end number inter-
He was instrumental in negotiations with British govt. and also the Indian government
during the Aching-
He is survived with his only wife Mrs Yaper Bage Heche, 2 brothers, 4 sons and 1
daughter, 19 Grand-
His demise has created a vacuum in the society for everybody.
From two stand points we can summarize the meaning of “MUMII-
In traditional sense “MUMII-
When there is a question of Mithun sacrifice on the occasion of marriage ceremony
four or two numbers of wild Bamboo Brides are mythologically important for the house
decoration, two each in the front and back side of the roof, of the house celebrating
the marriage ceremony. Those Bamboo Brides are selected and collected ritually from
among the wild bamboos mainly from ‘ENII’ group out of which the Healthiest, Lovliest——Choicest——ones
are accepted as virgins as well as Holy ones. In this context, the title of “MUMII-
The selection and collection of “MUMII-
As we know once ABO TANII had happened to visit heaven——DOONYI POOLO MOOKO——and got
acquainted with ANYE MUMSI (MUMII/MUMDII); but that was not a planned programme,
rather random and accidental one. It was TOGUU who knew the way to DOONYI POOLO MOOKO——heaven——and
visited ANYE MUMSI (the Heavenly lady), with a purpose of marriage with her for himself.
So, in the case of selection and collection of beautiful most, Lovely most and Healthiest
At the request of NYIBU (Priest), performing the rituals of the Particular marriage
ceremony, when TOGUU schedules for heaven first he escorts NYIBU to ‘YIRTE’——a first
stage——where NYIBU prohibits TOGUU from entering ‘YIRKU’ for some serious unholy
sex sins of ‘TOGUU’ himself. From ‘YIRTE’, ‘YIRKU’ is located just a little beyond
from where the Four (4) Bamboo Brides——MUMII-
When NYIBU returns from ‘YIRKU’ along with the Four (4) Bamboo Brides——-
Out of the marriage system of the GALOOS two things——cardinal points——come to us. One is ANYE MUMSI’S refusal of TOGUU’S marriage proposal and her promise not to get herself remarried with anybody, but remain as the wife of ABO TANII though she departed him long ago. Secondly, on good advice of his wife ANYE MUMSI/MUMII, ABO TANII had to accept his own daughter, NIISI, as the only wife on maturity. This is a strong determination on the part of a father like ABO TANII in the beginning of a family system in prehistoric era in place of a society. This is completely a rare case as the order was imposed from outside——from his wife, ANYE MUMSI——in order to put a check upon ABO TANII for the matters relating to sex desires and save him from sex sins.
The mythological meaning of the Bamboo bride is that the Bamboo virgin once married
to the house, celebrating the ceremony, is final. In the same manner once a young
boy and a young girl are united is first and last as in the case of ABO TANII and
NIISI. With reference to MUMII-
A good move forward
I would like to express my pleasure and views regarding the reintroduction of PG courses in Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat from the next academic session. In fact it’s a great move on the part of the state govt. to reintroduce PG courses in JNC which deserves appreciation and is likely to redress the problems of the students at large who wants to pursue PG courses and was a long pending demand of the people of the state. After various episodes of corruption charges and immoral activities dominating the state dailies and the room discussions this news of PG courses reintroducing in JNC has come as a great relief for the people of the state.
The intake capacity of Rajiv Gandhi University has been very minimal in recent past mounting number of students applying for PG course who ultimately got deprived. The role and initiations of State Education Minister Bosiram Siram and the Principal, JNC Tayek Talom is worth mentioning here. This is a great leap to revamp the education sector in the state and is a great achievement not only for the people of Pasighat but also the entire state.
Every develop state or a nation is the upshot of a proper planning in the education sector that sets the ball rolling for overall development. With this remarkable start we can assure our self that our state is heading toward a healthy boulevard which is sure to bring all round development. Many districts of the state are still yet to see the light of education. Lack of efficient means of Education in the state is one of the central factor why our people are still at the backdrop. But the noble approach of the state govt. should not be halted here, lots are still to be done and achieved in various sectors. I wish the decadal increase in literacy rate of the state would shoot up remarkably higher than that of the other times when next census is compiled.
Rajiv Gandhi University
They don’t care anyways
I would like to share a few words with my people.
Every day, many different letters are published in different dailies. These letters are people's reaction to the existing defects in the system. People bother to write a letter because they care for the society and the people. But the questions that remains are ''does any of the concerned authority even care what is written?'' The answer is absolute 'NO'. Its truth that these letters touch only the common man and what does a common man do? The answer is rather simple; forgets it in a common way and I fear general people are adapting themselves to this. Wish I find myself wrong in this regard.
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