ASEF Felicitation programme
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: All Sagalee Employees Forum (ASEF) has felicitated the class X,
XII and APJEE-
Speaking as Chief of the felicitation function, Health Service Director Dr. K Nishing advised the student’s fraternity to devote in their education instead of wasting time in student politics.
Guest of Honour, RGU Deputy Registrar Dr. Tana Showren emphasized the importance of human resource development for socio economic upliftment of the society. While ASEF, President Dr. KT Mulung highlighted on career option through power point presentation.
On the occasion ASEF felicitated Dr. Nabam Nakha Hina, Teli Momu, Nabam Raja, Ngurang Menia, Nabam Akin, Nabam Othniel Hidd, Tarh Nachup and Ani Nabam.
Kridashree training concludes
BOMDILA, Jul 4: The first ever 3-
Altogether 42 Kridashrees from West Siang district joined the programme, which was conducted to train the workers help implement the Centre’s Panchayat Yuva Krira Aur Khel Abhiyan at grassroots level.
The training was conducted by Sports and Youth Affairs Directorate with the help
of Lead Master Trainer R Mipi Reiterating the government’s initiative and seriousness
on youth development programme, ADC B.Dehingia stressed the need for making a concerted
effort and carrying out the responsibility with a missionary zeal. The commitment
and innovations of the Kridashrees will go a long way in bringing out top class athletes
and players from the area as the people of the north-
The ADC also distributed certificates to the trainees. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Much to the delight of the local people, the Jomlo-
ANYACCU to move Govt
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit (ANYACCU) in a meeting today unanimously decided to approach the authorities concerned to earmark a plot of land measuring 300 sqm within capital complex for construction of permanent ANYACCU.
Meanwhile, ANYACCU has appointed Tatung Tato as its chairman (vigilance) for smooth functioning.
ZIRO, Jul 4: Hapoli forest division, Ziro observed 62nd Vanamahotsava week here with the theme ‘each one plant one’.
According to Ngilyang Tachang, Range Forest Officer, Hapoli thousands of saplings have already been distributed to the schools, churches and to general public free of cost as a part of programme.
Vanamahotsava is observed every year in the first week of July, he added.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Donyi-
The Members of the Yelam Kebang prays almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul and bestowed enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.
Governor greets people on Dree
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has conveyed best wishes and greetings to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the festive occasion of Dree.
The Governor offered prayer to invoke the Dree spirit amongst the people for the well being of all.
“May the bonds of solidarity and fraternity, which are an integral part of the auspicious occasion, bring contentment and prosperity in the society,” Gen Singh added in his festival message. PRO to Governor.
Free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: On the occasion of 76th birth anniversary of The Dalai Lama, The
People suffering from various ailments, like Asthma, Arthritis, Diabetes, Hypertension,
ITANAGAR, Jul 4 : The Apatani community of Yingkiong, Upper Subansiri district has decided to celebrate Dree 2011 in a befitting manner. Local MLA Alo Libang would grace the occasion as chief guest while deputy commissioner L Borang would be the guest of honour of the celebration. Modern and traditional cultural items and sports would be the added attraction of the festival celebration.
Apatanis of Daporijo would also celebrate Dree Festival at Daporijo tomorrow. Various cultural display and folk dance competition would be organized as part of the celebration. , Local MLA Tapen Siga and Upper Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner would attend the festival as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: A team of Rashtriya Yuva Parishad, Arunachal Pradesh Unit led by Minkir Lollen is leaving for New Delhi to attend the National Level Seminar of Rashtriya Yuva Parishad at New Delhi on July 6.
During the seminar, upliftment of Yuva, unemployment problem and other problems of nation and states would be discussed.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: R C Tassar, Tana Taha, Toko Chada have been appointed as president, general secretary, vice president of All Arunachal Pradesh BSNL civil contractor welfare association for a period of three years in its general body council meeting held here recently.
Fulfill assurance: NYC
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: The Nationalist Youth Congress, Parang under Sagalee subdivision has appealed to the PWD and UD minister to release fund for infrastructure development of the Govt Residential School, Seema.
While responding to a public memorandum at Parang on January 24, the minister had assured to release fund for the infrastructure development of the said school. But the promise remains unfilled even after six month and before the beginning of new academic session of the school, the NYC said.
The name of DCC president Nyato Marde was wrongly published as Nyato Hina in a front page news item of this daily on July 3. The error is regretted.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: In a bizarre incident today, West Siang deputy commissioner Amjad Tak was beaten up in his own chamber during a bail hearing. As per report four people who were arrested this morning were presented before DC for bail. During the hearing heated arguments broke out between DC and bail petitioners. As a result of it the four arrestees along with the bailer physically assaulted the DC leading to serious injuries. Till filing of this report, DC Tak is reported to be admitted in hospital for treatment.
The four people arrested this morning include Jomkar Loyi, Minto Ete, Nyali Bagra and Gebin Loya. They were all arrested by police in regards to July 1 Aalo bandh. The district administration has declared 144 CrPC following this incident. While talking over phone, West Siang Superintendent of Police informed that all five attackers have been immediately arrested and booked under various provisions of law. He added that during the time of the incident four arrestees along with one bailer and advocates were present at the chamber.
Aalo town is under tense situation for the last few days ever since Paktu Ao Youth
Welfare Association (PAYWA) called a 24 hours bandh to register protest against the
district administration and the government over their failure to address demands
including suspension of civil works at government higher secondary school, Aalo and
Nehru memorial higher secondary school, Puakgumin, due to non-
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: In recent times the twin districts of Tirap and Changlang has hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Beside the insurgency problem, the recent decision of the Naga People’s Front to set up their base in these two districts has created a lot of controversy. The rest of Arunachal is wondering how the people of Tirap and Changlang could let a Nagaland based political party and underground groups (UG) have so much of clout in these two districts. Many NGOs and students bodies of the state have questioned this move and opposed the NPF and question the silence of the citizens of these districts.
This journalist recently visited Tirap district to try to understand how insurgency has killed the very soul of Tirap residents. The poverty, insurgency and lack of development have made Tirap one of the most backward districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Still there are many villages which do not have road, health care facilities and electricity connection. It is this poverty and underdevelopment which lures many youths to join both faction of NSCN in search for better life. Also detail study shows that more number of youth from the eastern corner of Tirap district bordering Burma and Nagaland join insurgency groups in large scale. The reasons being cited is that this part of the district is more backward than other areas which shares boundary with Assam and therefore more developed because of better road connectivity.
Locals poured their heart out to this journalist but wanted their identity to be hidden for security reasons. “For a youth living under utter poverty in interior village life becomes directionless. Taking advantage of such situation insurgent groups lure the youth away with promises of a dignified life in the form of military uniform, money and power to dictate terms,” said a local villager of Khonsa
He further said, “Our youths do not have much idea about greater Nagalim and the Naga issues in general. For them joining a UG group is more about getting chance to live respectable life. This is all happening because the govt of AP and our local MLAs have left us to our destiny. They want us to fight against poverty, underdevelopment and the UG group on our own. For Arunachal govt we are a burden and it seems they want to get rid of Tirap and Changlang people. As part of a strategy to win over villagers, NSCN have built schools and churches in the interior areas. “
Despite situation looking hopeless still people are hoping that this situation will
change in coming days. Especially they hope that proposed Trans-
Even in the midst of crisis, people of Tirap still hope and so now onus is on state government to turn that hope into reality. In the meanwhile residents of Tirap will continue fighting against the odds, for a better future.
Guwahati/ITANAGAR, Jul 4 : Terming the 12th Five Year Plan as ‘critical’ for the development process in the state, Arunachal Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin said that many of the infrastructure and other development projects that are underway now would see their fruition during the next Plan period and it was vital that the support of the Planning Commission towards the State should continue. He was speaking at the Regional Consultation on the Approach paper for 12th Five Year Plan, which was convened by the Planning Commission in Guwahati and chaired by its Dy. Chairman Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Chief Ministers of all northeastern states attended the consultation.
Describing Arunachal Pradesh as ‘special’ even within the Special Category States,
Gamlin said that poor physical connectivity, low internal resource base, lack of
Sharing some of the problems of the state with the forum, he said that difficult terrain combined with a very sparsely distributed population makes for a peculiar development challenge.
There are places which require 6 to 8 days of foot-
“Our appeal to the Planning Commission is that while considering projects for such
regions, typical formulae of cost-
On the growth trajectory of the State, Gamlin shared that with about one-
He however pointed out that since all this power would need to be evacuated to the National Grid through the Siliguri corridor, we must now seriously look at the Transmission System for evacuation.
Since the project is too big to be undertaken by the State government alone, it has to be taken up at the national level, the Chief Minister said, and hoped that this would get due attention in the approach paper and as transmission systems typically require three to four years to be put in place, work on this should start early.
Speaking on problems facing the education sector, he expressed the hope that the Planning Commission would examine a strategy of opening residential schools serving a cluster of villages rather than opening small unviable schools in each village. He also emphasized that in the higher education sector there are very few institutes of excellence or professional colleges in the Northeast, even lesser in the State. He appealed to the Planning Commission that in the 12th FYP, at least one Medical College, one Law College and two Engineering colleges should be sanctioned for Arunachal Pradesh.
Intervening on few state-
“This really upsets all our development strategy calculations. As an instance, the
biggest problem in our Education sector is teacher absenteeism, which can be tackled
to a great extent by providing them govt. accommodation in far-
The political as well geographically sensitive location of the state makes it obligatory on our part to leave no stone unturned in the development of this area. It becomes our responsibility to ensure that the fiercely patriotic population and their dream of a vibrant Arunachal Pradesh, at par with areas they see across the Border in terms of development, is fulfilled, Gamlin added.
Till such time that the State starts getting dividends from the hydroelectric projects and other revenue sources, handholding from the Govt. of India will be a necessity. Under these circumstances, the only viable alternative is infusion of large doses of investment by the Central Govt. into the State.
“We earnestly request that the unflinching support that Arunachal and its people
have received till now should continue over 12th FYP period also. Only then can the
vision of a self-
The Chief Minister was accompanied by a high-
If we go through the pages of history we learn that in the past might was right.
All disputes and contentious issues were decided by the power of swords, spears and
guns. This wrong concept of ‘might is right’ is no longer relevant in the present
context and is a thing of the past. Today knowledge is power. The pen is mightier
than the sword. Now, where do we acquire knowledge from? Obviously mostly from books.
Where do we find the books? Of course, books are mostly found in the libraries. Sadly,
reading culture is as good as non-
However, the saddest part of the sad scenario of dwindling library book users is
that even most of the teachers and the students do not visit the libraries. In the
past people used to jostle for space in the libraries. Some readers even used to
borrow library cards from others in addition to their own to get more books. In order
to quieten the large gathering of readers the librarian used to display at a vantage
place ‘SILENCE PLEASE.’ Now, that display board is missing from most libraries as
there is a deafening silence with not a soul to be seen in the huge library hall.
It is a fact that TV, Internet, mobile phone and other modern means of entertainment
and easier mode of acquiring knowledge are some of the visible factors which are
keeping the people away from the storehouse of knowledge – the library. But the knowledge-
The former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a philosopher scientist, during
his interaction with the school students at NERIST in Arunachal Pradesh, told the
school children that library is a life-
In the past when we were students there used to be a library period in the school
routine. Today, the world has become fiercely competitive. In order to prepare the
students to compete successfully in this cut-
In other developed societies, libraries and reading culture are given utmost importance.
Many intellectuals, film actors, politicians etc. even travel abroad just to read
books. The hobby of some of the top and well-
Ziro, Jul 4: Huge quantities of Indian Made Foreign liquor (IMFL) and beer worth over Rs. one lakh were seized from some grocery shops of Ziro (Hapoli) Market on June 30 last.
A team led by Lower Subansiri DC, Nila Mohanan, SP Pushpendra Kumar and Superintendent of Tax and Excise Kojar Nake along with police personnel and other departmental officials seized the items while conducting a checking drive against unauthorized possession and sale of Beer and IMFL under section 57 and 58 of Arunachal Pradesh Excise Act. DIPRO
Photo: (DSC03160) Piles of IMFL and Beer seized from various grocery shops of Hapoli Market by DC and her team on June 30, 2011.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) appealed to all students of Nyishi dominated areas, specially students from various schools of the capital complex both Government and private/public schools not to use mobile phone during class hours and in school campus in order to maintain discipline in school surroundings.
ANSU requested the school authority to strictly enact rules and regulations to stop students from using mobile phone within the campus and appropriate action should be taken against those students who are found to using mobile phone. It asked students’ welfare committee (SWC) of various schools to cooperate school authority in maintaining proper discipline in school campus.
ANSU also decided to pay surprise visit to all the schools to check use of mobile phones by students.
While requesting students to create an atmosphere that is conducive for study in school campus, ANSU asked them to follow the suggestions and instruction of their subject teachers.
The students union advised the students to be disciplined, sincere and hardworking to achieve the desired goal in life.
ANSU also suggested the students to desist from consuming all tobacco products.
Meanwhile, the students’ union urged the state government and Education Minister to provide sufficient textbook and teachers in all schools as per the requirement in the beginning of the academic session to avoid any problems in their academic studies.
It also demanded the state government to transfer teachers at remote schools of the
state from schools of capital complex as teachers posted here are more than that
of the required student-
ANSU also urged authority of various schools to fix school fee as per guideline of Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
come easy Ojing Tayeng
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Twin capital town Itanagar and Naharlagun are witnessing tremendous
The government has also made B.Ed and DIET education compulsory for teacher’s job which is appreciated. And, in the back drop of government mandatory order, many graduate students and working teachers of government and private schools are undergoing B.Ed and distance education courses in various institutions within the state capital, who claimed to be affiliated with universities of other state.
Further, there is no parity in the tenure of course and system of education. Some of these institution issues B.Ed course certificate in one year while others in two years. Moreover, some of these institutions are not conducting regular classes, thereby indirectly hampering the state education system.
It is worth mentioning that, many Arunachal students, who have done their B.Ed course from such unrecognized institution from Assam and other state were rejected by the state education department here during department’s teacher interview, as their certificate were declared invalid by the education department.
The state education department is liable to check such institutions of the state and needs to serve notices to unrecognized institution to close down and stop admission of students till they secure recognition from the concerned authority duly recognized by the state education department.
Further, there are many school teachers, whose aggregate percentage is even below 40%, in class XII and Graduation. However, they are serving the education department after qualifying in the teacher recruitments examination.
But unfortunately, they can’t go through DIET or B.Ed course as the requisite aggregate percentage is above 45% for admission in these courses.
The education department also needs to look at such grievances of in-
Besides B.Ed course, these institutions are also offering other technical and non-
If state education department is really striving to provide quality education in the state, such unrecognized institutions of the state should be declared unauthorized or black listed before our students get admitted and lured by the degree that comes easy.
It is also the task of the student unions to check credibility and functioning of such institutions and pressurize the government on the issue for their own benefits.
The student, before taking any decision on admission, should also check the credibility of the institute by looking at its affiliation, whether it is University Grants Commission (UGC) and National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) recognized or not.
Hope the concerned minister, who emphasizes the importance of education as a transformational tool to mould and determine the destiny of state would take up punitive action to ensure quality education.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Kurung Kumey Zilla Parishad Chairperson Pisa Gonia denied the allegation of misappropriation of TFC grant (3rd and 4th installment).
Reacting to the allegations leveled by All Kurung Kumey District Panchayat Welfare
Committee (AKKDPWC) that the ZPM chairperson, member secretary and EE PHE Sangram
division misused TFC grant of over Rs 1 crore, Gonia clarified that a decision was
taken at a high-
Refuting the allegation as baseless and unreasonable, Gonia said that the said Committee is not recognized with APPRCC.
Meanwhile, All Kurung Kumey Youth Association termed the allegations as politically motivated and baseless. Lauding the performance of Gonia, the association further said that issue had already been discussed last year and the schemes are also properly implemented.
NE Craft Museum
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: “While preserving traditional motifs on handicrafts, we should modernize the designs to woo urban consumers across the country by proper finishing and branding, Bijoy Krishna Handique, Minister of DoNER, said while inaugurating the North East Craft Museum at Guwahati today.
“We should also involve National Institute of Design (NID) on a more long term and sustainable basis for increasing the income of artisans”, Handique said.
This is the only Handicrafts Museum in the North East which has artifacts from all the North Eastern States including Sikkim.
Under the initiative of North East Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation (NEHHDC), the Museum has been financed by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and set up in a 10000 Sq.ft. shed. Work on the Museum started in 2009 with the disposal of the old and heavy machinery and major repair works took up almost the entire year. Thereafter the works on the interiors were taken up and it took final shape in 2011. The Museum has a unique collection of basketries some of which are decades old.
J.P Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Dr.Ravi Kota, Private Secretary to Minister and Mr.Jagadish Borah, MD, NEHHDC was among the dignitaries present in the inaugural function.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: GeoEnpro Petroleum Limited, Kharsang Oil Field and Alombro Mayu
Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO of Namphai-
The Health Mela 2011 was officially inaugurated by the S. Roy CO, in the presence of Col. Chopra, GeoEnpro, Dr. A. Taluk, Medical Superintend, GeoEnpro, Team of Medical Staff from GeoEnpro, R. K. Paul Chawang, Secretary of AMYAA (NGO), Goan Burahs and Public Leaders.
The first ever Mega Health Mela organized for the benefit of patients from rural
villages located in and around Namphai-
The presence of 8 Specialist Doctors Dr. Rupjyoti Dutta (EndoLaparospic Surgeon), Dr. Foujia Hakeem (E.N.T), Dr. Arup Kalita (Medicine Specialist), Dr. Bimala Kalita (Gen. Medicine), Dr. Sushanta Baruah (Orthopaedics), Dr. Abyjit Cholek (Ophthalmologist – EYE), Dr. Jasmina Sharma (Gynae) and Dr. Rupam Paul (Paediatrics) added remarkable qualitative impact to the Health Mela facilitating the local population to have the rare opportunity of getting treated their various health related problems by specialist Doctors.
Inspite of unfavourable weather condition with heavy down pour at the start of the Health Mela, a total of 392 patients turned up to take advantage of the free Health Care facilities provided at their doorsteps.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Pointing out the reported 2000 illegal appointments made in various
government departments, All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-
Demanding cancellation all such illegal appointments, the Organization further said that minister and parliamentary secretary who were allegedly involved in illegal appointments in social welfare, women and child development department and tourism department should resigned on moral ground.
It further said short term and pick and choose policy is not a proper steps against corruption. The organization appealed to all concerned to take up long term vision, fight corruption and illegal appointments allegedly made in various departments.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Dr. Rejum Ronya who participated in the recently concluded 49th
National Challenger’s Chess Championship 2011 (National-
Meanwhile, after attending the 49th National Challenger’s Chess Championship 2011, All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association President Dobin Doke and General Secretary Tamchi Kache attended the All India Chess Federation, Annual General Body Meeting at Chennai on June 30 and placed their grievances.
In respond to their appealed, AIFC Secretary and other executive members has accepted
The release further informed that AAPCA would conduct Chess coaching at Itanagar.
promotion of sports
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: The newly appointed Chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal Tungri Effa said that he would put best effort to uplift the games and sports activity in the State.
Effa, who visited the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs office at Chimpu and interacted with the officials of the Directorate today opined that the youth of the State are bestowed with enormous talent but the could not make a mark in international events excepting few disciplines due to lack of proper facility.
The Chairman hoped that the present Chief Minister, who was a good sportspersons and a keen lover of sport and also the President of Sports Authority of Arunachal, would take keen interest on promoting Games & Sports.
The Chairman also suggested the Director to conduct a meeting at the earliest involving all the Sports bodies of the State so that ideas are exchanged for future course of action.
Director Sports and Youth Affairs D K Dinglow explained in details the achievements
of the Department down the years. He also highlighted numerous problems being faced
by the Department which is hindering them to function fully. The Director expressed
Assistant Director Tadar Appa and a host of coaches, including S Deven Sharma (karate),
Kumar Doka (weightlifting), Deepak Gurung (Taekwondo coach), Gyamar Jill (Football
), RK Jaiswal (kho-
KHONSA, Jul 4: An office automation computer course for all ministerial staff of Tirap district began at NIC, Khonsa today.
The training programme was inaugurated by Tirap DC, Wangliam Lowang at DC’s conference hall amidst a huge gathering.
In his inaugural address, Lowang asked the ministerial staff to take the training
with seriously adding that they must be well-
The computer training is being conducted by DIO, Ajay Kr Singh of NIC unit of Tirap district and Coordinated by Gawang Sumpa. DIPRO.
ITANAGAR, Jul 4: Highlighting the numerous problems being faced by the people, particularly
students community of Dambuk sub-
In a memorandum to the education minister, the union said that it is almost impossible
for Dambuk students to cross river Dibang during June to September to reach Tezu
for getting admission in Govt Indira Gandhi College, Tezu, which is around 250 km
away from Dambuk. On the other hand, the distance between Dambuk and Pasighat is
only 50 km, the union said and appealed the minister to facilitate admission of
Class XII students of Dambuk in J N College for the session -
DAPORIJO, Jul 4: Water Supply Project at Maro was inaugurated by Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner A. Abhyankar, DC today in presence of departmental engineers, panchayat leaders, GBs and public of Maro.
DC while appreciating the project, lauded the department in setting examples in the district. He also emphasized on sanitation particularly use of Sanitary Toilet, discarding Kutcha Toilets for a healthy living, by availing facilities under Total Sanitation Campaign.
With the completion of project, the long felt scarcity of water supply in the area has been resolved which will pave way for proper development of the CO Hq.
The project under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) will cater water demand of general public and various establishments of newly created CO Hq. Maro, under Upper Subansiri District.
Er. N. Konia, EE PHED, while appreciating the co-
P. Gongo, ZPM on behalf of people of the area, thanked the department for proper implementation of the project.
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An open letter to His Excellency
Through this letter I would like to thank you for getting done the clearance work
However, your Excellency, converting it into all-
Your Excellency, apart from road communication bottleneck, the second and the third
problems needed to be attended for the neglected Valley are Health and Education.
There are more than 5000 people living in the Valley but till date there is only
one PHC located at Circle headquarter for the whole region with no regular-
Till now the villagers had never seen any kind of Immunization or Vaccination programs except Polio Drops. We have never known any kind of NHRM programs till date in the Valley.
As there is no any kind of health facility especially in Gandhigram (Shi-
Your Excellency, We very much need a Guardian-
Life Care Foundation (Mission).
Improve BSNL service
The BSNL service under Longding additional district headquarters is going from bad to worse. There is no network for months together and the entire region remains cut of from the rest of the world.
Besides inconvenience caused to general public, the network failure has severely
hampered the smooth functioning of the public offices. When the BSNL has totally
failed in its duty, we are thankful to the postal department, as all official correspondence
are done through this department though in sluggish pace. The public on several occasions
met the BSNL GM and requested him to improve the network service but to no avail.
The technicians of Longding BSNL office has no clue of the technical snag and unable
to disclose the actual reason of regular network failure. Their most irresponsible
but obvious reply would be “we are also suffering’. On the other hand the local administration,
which is also suffering from irregular BSNL service, they make the network failure
a lame excuse to remain out of station. Longding shares porous border with Myanmar
On many occasions crucial information are delayed because of poor telecommunication in the area. The people inhabiting this area are peace loving and law abiding. They do not belief in forceful assertion of their rights. However, their silence should not be misconstrued as their weakness. So before the thing turn bitter, the concerned authority must act in the interest of all concern.
I once again request the Regional Manager, (NE) BSNL and his subordinate officers of the region to work in this direction to improve the BSNL network in Longding and its adjoining area at the earliest.
Choose other means to seek justice
It has been observed that one organization or other calls bandh around the state for a cause which is meant for us but in fact it hampers our daily activities.
Apart from problems being faced by the general public, daily wage earners, patients during medical emergencies and students who are appearing examination are facing difficult time during such bandh.
Keeping these things in mind it would be more appropriate for the bandh callers to choose other means to get justice. There are lots of possible ways to seek justice such as peaceful demonstration, direct talk with concerned authorities, through legal procedure and hunger strike. These methods might be difficult to accomplish yet more effective and efficient way to get justice. Moreover, such democratic process will not hamper the daily activities of general public. Hope, the bandh callers will think seriously before calling a bandh.
Algi Nilling and Menbi Riddi, RGU
No more bandhs please
A severe loss to our state government and poor people, but there is still no understanding by ANSU and NES whereas I also being an Arunachalee would support for a peaceful Dharna instead of Bandh Call.
ANSU and NES are for betterment of People not for harassment of all other people. What we get by frequent bandh calls?
Where are the Nyishi intellectuals, the parents? Why they are not showing the way for betterment of people.
People in other state also read our local newspaper and they ask is it true that Arunachal has become a land of bandh call and union because every union is giving the ultimatum of bandh call. What does our state get by these calls? Therefore I request our ANSU and NES not to continue with the 3rd phase. you can go ahead with a peaceful dharna.
Kolkata, (on email)
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