2011

July -  15

News Highlights

 

Awareness campaign

Itanagar, Jul 14: The collegians of Upper Subansiri District of DNG College Itanagar conducted health and hygiene awareness programme in various colonies of Daporijo, mainly Sigin Colony, Polo Colony, Abo-Tani Colony and Sikarijo from July 10 to 12.

Doctors and collegians provided general health and hygiene informations to the masses to live a disease free life. They also highlighted the importance of adopting family planning for small and happy family.

Over 500 patient were benefited from the camp and medicines were provide free of cost. Blood tests for malaria and typhoid tests were also conducted free of cost.

The collegians of Upper Subansiri of DNG College Itanagar thanked D.M.O along with his staff headed by Dr. Taha Piya, Deputy Commissioner, S.P and HOD for their support in making the awareness cum free medical camp a success.

 

Fire station at Namsai

ITANAGAR: A fire station with fire tender at Namsai was opened in April last, according to fire department sources.

The fire station at Namsai would cover areas like Chongkham, Wakro, Mahadevpur and Diyun and Bordumsa area of Changlang district.

“With establishment of the fire station at Namsai a long-pending demand of people of the area has been fulfilled, said Tai Khampti Development Society. The society expressed gratitude to local MLA Nang Sati Mein for her effort to fulfill the demand.

 

Robber nabbed

PASIGHAT: Pasighat Police apprehended the main accused of June 26 robbery incident at Pasighat market.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by BS Mehra (SDPO) arrested the accused Genom Lego alias Toyi Lego of Ayeng village (Mebo) from Pasighat yesterday. During interrogation, the arrested person disclosed the names of his accomplices, DIPRO reported quoting police sources.

Meanwhile, SP Alok Kumar appreciated SDPO Mahra, Inspector T Tatak and T Taga (SI) and other police personnel for nabbing the culprit. He hoped that other involved in the robbery incident would be apprehended soon.

The DC Onit Panyang also commended Pasighat Police  for their success in arresting the robber.

Meanwhile, the Pasighat Market Association (PMA) while appreciating SIT for initiating prompt action to nab the culprit appealed to the authority to take stern action against the accused. DIPRO

 

Union demands action on looters

ITANAGAR:  Expressing deep concern over the reported looting incident of night super buses at Balipara in Assam at the wee hours today, Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU)  has appealed  to the  state home department to take up the matter with Assam counterpart for immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in it.

The union informed that the miscreants looted gold ornaments, mobile phones and cash from the passengers of both Itanagar-Guwahati and Guwahati to Itanagar bound  night super buses at  gun point.     Expressing resentment over the attack on Arunachal-bound night buses on several times, the Union urged the  Assam Govt to start highway patrolling during night for  smooth plying of night buses and  safety and security of the passengers.

News Impact

Arunachal calls for review of R-APDRP

ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Power (Electrical) and Forest Minister Setong Sena has appealed to the Central Govt   to review the provisions for implementation of the Restructure Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programmes (R-APDRP) in Arunachal Pradesh.

Participating in the meeting of power ministers on distribution reforms in power sector held at New Delhi on July 13, Sena said that the towns with population of 5000 and above should be taken up in place of the towns with 10,000 and above population in Arunachal Pradesh for power reforms.

Under R-APDRP schemes, IT consultants have been appointed and DPRs for Itanagar, Tezu, Roing, Pasighat, Aalo, Ziro, Daporijo, Seppa, Naharlagun and Namsai are being prepared for power reforms, the Power minister informed.

Highlighting the steps taken by the state Government for electrification of village with an aim to provide power connection to every household, Sena informed that a total of 781 un-electrified and 647 electrified villages have been benefited by way of providing grid connectivity by June 2011.  Under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) altogether 20,264 rural household families have been provided electricity, he informed.

The meeting chaired by Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde focused on various initiatives taken by the union power ministry and emphasis was given on reduction of aggregate transmission and commercial power losses through various measures including implementation of the R-APDRP.

 

Engineer dies in freak accident

Staff reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 14: In a freak incident, one Kapor Natung, Assistant Engineer PHED (Planning Daporijo) was killed at Dokum Colony here this morning today when his private mini water reservoir broke and washed  him away.

The incident occurred at around 8.30 am this morning when he was cleaning the surrounding of the water reservoir. His body was found near Juli village and later brought RKM Hospital for postmortem.

The incident investigating officer SI A Namchoom informed that body was handed over to the family after postmortem.

Natung was born on 5th June 1971 in Veo village under Pijerang circle in East Kameng district. He is  survived by his wife, one son and three daughters. He joined the department  on 16th September 1996 as Junior Engineer at Lumbardung in Tawang. He was promoted to Assistant Engineer in 2009 and posted at Daporijo .

Meanwhile, Tayem Brah Tabo Welfare Society along with Bimal Welly EE PHED, Bomdila, AEs of PHED Er. N Jamoh, Er. T Tamuk and AE Daporijo Er. M Kino expressed their deep shock at the untimely demise of Natung.

 

Capital bandh passes off peacefully

ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The 12-hour Capital Complex bandh passed off peacefully this evening. The bandh was called by organizations demanding action against persons who are involved in alleged illegal appointments and corruption

No bandh related untoward incidents were reported during the bandh.  However, the normal life was crippled as the buses, taxis and autorickshaws kept off the road. Business establishments including market and financial institutions remained closed during the bandh.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal RTI Activist Forum (ARTIAF) expressed gratitude to  all the   residents of Capital complex and business community  for  peaceful bandh.  ARTIAF chairman Chopa Cheda claimed that people turned up to call against corruption.  He further said that fight will continue till justice is delivered.

Executive members of Sango Lamte Foundation (SLF) has extended its gratitude to all the organizations particularly Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activist Forum (APRTIAF), and other organizations who have come forward to support their ongoing issue by observing  capital bandh demanding early re-arrest of main culprits involved in the explosive and pistol planting against SLF Chairman Payi Gyadi. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh urged the Govt to initiate dialogue with the agitating organizations for solution to any kind of issues to avoid bandh calls which harass common people.

BJP spokesman Tai Tagak  also urged the Naharlagun State Hospital authorities to  be well-prepared with ambulance service so that at least delivery cases are  taken care of  properly  during such bandh period.

 

BJYM appeals for reduction in fees

ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has urged the East Kameng deputy commissioner to reduce the exorbitant fees allegedly being charged for the PRC and ST certificates under Jan Suvidha in the district.

Expressing resentment over the authority’s failure to respond to its earlier representation demanding reduction of fees on PRC and ST certificates, the BJYM said that rate being charged for issuance of certificates under Jan Suvidha is too high for local public and students. It gives 15 days ultimatum to the administration for downsizing of the fees for issuance of certificate under Jan Suvidha.

 Highlighting the dismal performance in various sectors of the district, the BJYM  alleged  that works under centrally sponsored schemes are not awarded as per norms and guidelines. On the other hand, PDS items and gas cylinders are not being supplied on time to the public.

Morcha further said that the district administration is also equally sufferer from the poor performance of the BSNL  in the district, but it did not take any step for improvement of BSNL service. BJYM also demanded cancellation of alleged illegal appointments of SSA teachers in the district.  Morcha alleged that SSA teachers have been appointed without holding interview.

 

GWS welcome govt facilitations

ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Galo Welfare Society expressed gratitude to the government for facilitating the grant of bail to the four PAYWA/PAPF leaders  today in the interest of peace in West Siang district.

It also apologized to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, West Siang District, on behalf of the community, for the assault on his office and body, and hoped that such a shameful act would not be committed by any Galo again.

GWS also appealed to the District Administration to ensure the effective delivery of services and implementation of all the UPA-2 rural and urban development programs in the district, as per the guidelines prescribed by both the Central and state Govts..

It also appealed to all the Galos all over the state and in diaspora to maintain the image of a progressive community and work towards propagating peace and harmony in the state as a constituent member of the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF), which has been floated as a pan Arunachal platform of all CBOs, to usher in Peace, Progress and Prosperity in the state and demanding for Rule of Law in the state.

Meanwhile, GWS assured the government of all possible cooperation for the betterment of the people of the state.  “The traditional methods of peace-making and conflict resolutions ought to be rejuvenated and reinforced,” GWS felt. It also proposed that the State Legal Services Authority n collaboration with the Bar Association and the CBOs and CSOs should organise trainings for all the practising lawyers in the state on alternative conflict resolutions for faster and amicable settlements unless the crimes are heinous.

 

FCI Consultative Members proposes enhancement of PDs items

New Delhi, Jul 14: The Consultative Committee Members of Food Corporation of India (FCI) for Arunachal Pradesh met Siraj Hussain, chairman cum managing director FCI at New Delhi today and urged him to in initiate the enhancement of APL rice quota from 44,750 quintals to 90,000 quintals per month for Arunachal Pradesh based on the present population of the state which now stands at  over 13 lakh as per provisional Census 2011.

The Consultative Committee Members’ team headed by former minister Anok Wangsa, which called on Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V Thomas Union Minister yesterday, also urged him to take initiative for early release of fund allotted for the construction of the proposed 12 FCI Godown in Arunachal Pradesh, enhancement of kerosene quota from 636KL to 1272KL per month.

Meanwhile, the CMD assured the team to take up the issues for early materialization.

The CMD further assured that whenever high power committee for Food and Consumer Affairs visit Arunachal Pradesh, Consultative Committee will be informed and consultations will be taken in the PDS matter, henceforth.

He also lauded the state Government for allocation of land for the construction of 12 FCI Godowns fund for which would be released soon.

 

Annual Teachers’ Orientation Programme

WAKRO, Jul 14: The ASSET organized the 4th Annual Teachers’ Orientation Programme (TOP 2011) with the motto- Aquire with an open mind to impart with a loving heart.

Seventeen teachers from five schools of Namsai, Chongkham,  Alubari and Wakro participated in the camp.

The programme was inaugurated by K. Krishna Rao, Principal, Delhi Public School, Duliajan and conducted some interesting sessions on qualities of an ideal teacher, and teacher as a leader.

Nandita G. Sarma, Counsellor, DPS Duliajan discussed on Multiple Intelligence of students and the Understanding & Dealing with Adolescents. Both the faculty presented several interesting case-histories, which the teachers found highly useful and practical.

Rama Maa, full-time travel teacher, Art of Living Foundation, Bangalore, conducted some useful practical sessions on ‘calming the mind’, which the teachers could use effectively to enhance concentration, relaxation and quality of learning, while the chairman, ASSET dwelt upon the need for self-learning and improving one’s personal skills.

The stress of the programme this year was Language Learning skills by S. Mundayoor, Advisor, ASSET and Coordinator, VT-AWIC Youth Library Network.

He discussed various aspects of language teaching and learning, such as speaking, reading and writing skills, vocabulary games and story-reading techniques, supplementing them with model demonstrations by himself and the participants, group discussions, power point presentations and illustrative docu-films.

The films on Gijjubhai Badheka and teaching of mathematics in primary classes in Hungary were highly useful to bring out the vital importance of a child-friendly learning environment in the class.

Pintu Patnaik from Zenith School, Namsai complemented ASSET saying “I am returning to my school as a better teacher and a transformed being. I am sure I will do my work better now”.

Sanu Chetry assured the organizers of his willingness and commitment of keeping oneself updated and inspired as a teacher, conveying that he would attend future orientation programs with an open mind.

Mukti Upadhyay from Lohit Rising School, Alubari finds the program inspiring. He opined that the simple meditations acquired during the program if imparted to young learners will help them to be more focused and improve their all round performance.

BK Mishra of the Kids Foundation School, Chongkham acknowledged the good results of TOP 2011 amongst all participants of the TOP being highly interactive with group discussions taken up on various occasions.

The Chairman ASSET thanked Manju Ama, Principal KGBV Wakro and her teachers and staff for ably assisting the TOP 2011. He further conveyed gratitude to Er. K Namchoom, chairman Zenith School, Principal of Kids Foundation School and  Rajan Limbu, chairman Lohit Rising School for their support.

It is felt that the concerted efforts of school managements will certainly strengthen the cause of better education for children. The TOP 2011, was indeed a successful one, as it focused on acquisition of teaching skills by every person associated with a child.

 

District Level Training on Quinquennial Agricultural Census Held

Aalo, Jul 14 : District Level Training on Quinquennial Agricultural Census was conducted on July 12 last in the office of the District Agriculture Officer here to impart training to field level enumerators and supervisors for conducting census operation in 20% selected villages of West Siang District.

The training was presided by Karbom Riram, DAO, West Siang and attended by 70 selected enumerators and supervisors.

Riram said that the Agricultural Census is a time bound national programme conducted all over India and Arunachal Pradesh is also taking part in the programme since 1970-71.

The main objective of conducting agricultural census is to describe agricultural structure and its related characteristics to provide benchmark for planning of new Agricultural Development Programme & Evaluation to know the agricultural holdings with operated area for future census and current agricultural statistics.

To start with, all the field level enumerators were directed to visit each and every household of the sample villages to collect information as far as possible the correct figure. DIPRO

 

The Festivals in Arunachal- its significance in modern times

Kago Gambo

Dree- one of the most significant, agro-religious festivals is celebrated enthusiastically on 5th and 6th July every year by the Apa-Taniis, the indigenous residents of the beautiful Ziro valley. In this occasion the Apa-Tanii people and others too come with their best of traditional attires. It helps in promoting traditional handloom clothes thereby encouraging cottage industries to flourish which comes close to Gandhian ideology. Informally, it is celebrated from 4th to 7th July by the Apa Tanii people, the period which can be termed as Dree season. Similarly, every tribe’s festival has its season. The Dree festival is celebrated colorfully with traditional fanfare basically to receive blessings from divinities for all sorts of protection to the crops so that granaries of the people are fully filled with the produces after rich harvests. Most tribal festivals in Arunachal Pradesh which are celebrated in pomp and gaiety are connected with agricultural activities in one way or other. Very soon Solung festival of Adis would be celebrated. Now these festivals of Arunachal like Dree of Apa-Taniis, Solung of Adis, Mopin of Galos, Nyokum of Nyisis, Si-Donyi of Tagins, Chalo Loku of Noctes and all others are celebrated in its modernized form by the Arunachalee brethren everywhere even outside Arunachal Pradesh. Such festivals are enthusiastically celebrated in places like Delhi, Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and others since very long; with warm participation, appreciation and co-operation of mainland people. Such festive occasions foster national integration because people of all age, all walks of life and all communities participate with zeal, gaiety and enthusiasm. In-fact, these festivals are celebrated not only for the tribe concerned but also for humanity as a whole. In case of Dree it is celebrated both for bumper harvests and bringing love and affection, good-will and fellow-feeling, regard and respect and unity and integrity as well as to ensure peaceful, harmonious, prosperous, successful and disease-free world. Similar philosophy is attached to all other tribes’ festivals. Such age-old festivals are a perfect platform for social integration and helps in forming homogenous society.

These tribal festivals help in promoting traditional dresses and costumes; traditional ornaments and jewelries; traditional arts and crafts; traditional songs and dances; traditional foods and drinks; folklores and sacred literatures; traditional games and sports; and moral and                                                human values as courtesy, generosity, kindness, good will, cooperative sense, social heartedness/mindedness and like. Rather, these festivals help in preserving traditional knowledge system which is invaluable. No less important, these festivals help us to preserve our rich cultural heritage. Our age-old festivals are reformed and revitalized through regular and innovative celebrations. Professional and amateur tourists from within the country and across the globe are greatly attracted during such celebrations and thereby promoting tourism which generates revenue for the Government besides employment opportunities for the unemployed youths. Importantly, literary and academic abilities and cultural and sports (both traditional and modern) capabilities are also duly encouraged through appropriate incentives and are made to display in such festivals. In a way, these festivals offer a perfect forum especially for the upcoming youngsters to showcase their talents- cultural, games/sports or academic / literary. It would be worthwhile to mention that academic toppers and other outstanding achievers amongst the youngsters are felicitated in full public view in such festive occasions. The sacred rites and rituals; traditional sacrifices and offerings; invitations and well-comes; community feasts and offer/sale of traditional foods, drinks and other items; Fashion show and Beauty contest; Mr. contest, traditional wrestling and exciting Tug-of-War game; display/sale of rare books and sale of new festive-season audio/visual cassettes and lucky-try lottery tickets and its draw; inaugural and valedictory functions with the co-operation of VIPs; all form the parts of the celebration giving colors and variety to the festivals. However, it is important that one view a festival in positive light. Such festivals are also a nice occasion to show one’s love and affection and make friendship; and bring goodwill to oneself from others and as also to show regard and respect to one’s elders and priests. In Dree festival season of the Apa-Taniis one’s choicest beverage or other kind is gifted to one’s favored elders especially to priests as a token of love, regard and respect which would bring true blessings from them in return.

These festivals are also a suitable occasion to invite favored guests to not only in festival celebration ground but also in one’s house as a token of love, regard, good will and friendship. It would be worthwhile to mention that these festivals are an appropriate occasion to learn/display social interaction/integration habit, ‘financial, human resource or material management’ skill, organizing ability and oratory, leadership or team-spirit quality. Besides, such festivals are a good occasion to impress people or individual/s of one’s choice in a suitable way. Also such festivals are a nice time to spend one’s un-accounted black money for social purpose. Above all, the festivals offer a golden opportunity to show one’s honesty and social mindedness/heartedness nature. Moreover, in such festivals, it provides a very good occasion to test one’s entrepreneurial skill and earn a few bucks with all dignity. Interesting but true, although alcoholic beverages of all tastes flow like water for all people during the festive celebrations but rarely there has been any instance of untoward incidents or law and order problem which may be because of good values cherished inside the heart of Arunachalee tribesmen. Last but not the least, these festivals offer an opportune occasion to celebrate properly as well as rejoice so that we get blessings from divinities and humanities for all goodness. Lastly, wish a ‘Happy coming Solung to all’. (The writer is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, D.N. Govt. College, Itanagar.)

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Readers Forum

 

Yes Sir, a field posting please

Dear Editor,

I want  to echo the suppressed voices of serving engineers of the Power department.

The high handedness in the posting of officers in the engineering departments needs no special mention. Political leaders and the officers in fields have been rubbing their shoulders to post the “Yes Man’ .The department officers are leaving no stone unturned in greasing their palms to get field posting. It was heard to be in engineering departments, but has now spilled over to other departments who can go along with swollen pockets. No leader or an administrator can do away this practice, since the corrupt genes passes on to the progeny. But a man of conviction and discipline may to some extend put a valve to regulate the management gurus who are most of the time out of station oiling the political leaders and Big Bosses of the concerned departments.

Here the public leaders are urged to give a deep thought on the transfers and postings of Engineers in particular. Despite being ‘Law abiding’ and ‘God Fearing’ as everyone claims, but often failed to act as per rules. Many officers are in planning since appointment/promotion. They also have the right to experience the work of field posting. Judging someone’s ability by placing an officer in planning has no justification. One should be given tenure to test his or her experiences. It is seen that, favouritism and nepotism has no substitute. Precisely, many engineers feel that it is their birthright to hold a field posting place till the last breath. To this our leaders and bosses in the secretariat gives undue favor by over riding the rules framed by them. It has become  just like the family’s affairs. A suggestion to this will fit the best. Any engineer/officer who has been in field posting for the last three years (Maximum) should invariably be given planning post and those engineers who have remained deprived of field posting should be given field posting without a second thought. The suggestion implies, there should be rotational posting of engineers from planning to site and vice-versa. Only to be brought to open is ‘note sheets’ in favor of hypocratic officers requesting the concerned ministers to drop a word ‘Approved’.

But, this time as is heard, things are not to be as what it used to be. The young energetic minister (power), who is known to be just and calculative, is not going to put his pen without ascertaining the past records of any officer. All officers are anticipating a change to emerge after the present minister power took over the rein. Lets wait and watch how he delivers. Justice will definitely prevail.

Yours

Manrah Ngaimong

Changlang (Via email)

 

 

A protest letter

Dear Editor,

Apropos news item published in your esteemed daily on dated 11th July 2011 under the heading “GWS Peace Team Submit Recommendations to Government on Aalo Issue” wherein excluding other matters a report has been made that “taking the advantage of the opportunity of GWS’s first meeting with the Chief Minister, Jarbom Gamlin, the President and Secretary General, GWS raised the issue regarding the pending issue of Lower Siang District creation in the foothills of West and East Siang Districts, affected by the unsettled interstate boundary dispute with Assam” as reported, to this matter, the rank and file of Basar Area Students’ Union (BASU) on behalf of people of 29 Basar A/C strongly oppose the move of GWS. If it is so, this time again the present incumbents of GWS have made a high handedness on the issue, extra constitutional, a blunder mistake and an attempt to dilute the already decided policy of the government after creation of a High Power Committee (HPC) on the issue.

As it is known to each and every Arunachalees that for the newly created Lower Siang District and the following subsequent controversies, for final demarcation of its administrative jurisdictions and boundaries, selection of Headquarters and for finding out an amicable and permanent solution on the issue, the previous Government under the leadership of former HCM late Dorjee Khandu had already created a HPC on dated 24th December 2010  for which we the concerned areas are eagerly waiting for its early visit.

Moreover, the GWS must also remember that the areas falling under 29 Basar A/C is also a part and parcel of the newly created Lower Siang District and an area of concern for the said HPC. The differences are not over the extents of boundaries for the newly created district but in the HQ issue only for which we are still optimistic that a day will come soon when every party on the matter will cooperate, develop mutual understandings and accept the realities based on not utopian ideas but on facts. However, it is another thing that some parts are not interested to join the district on their own genuine grounds and we can’t compel for it also. It is well up to this level that they had appraised the new HCM about the said pending issue but one must remember that the creation of HPC is the ultimate, good for all and best for its established purpose which is due to start its job. Hence, where is the point of GWS to again review afresh a new chapter of controversies by raising the pending issue of Lower Siang District creation in the foothills of West and East Siang Districts only? This act is nothing but an attempt to ignite the differences of the concerned areas, widen the gaps, closing the doors of dialogues and undermining the sentiments and aspirations of a major chunk of Galos inhibiting in 29 Basar A/C  which comprise a major portion of present West Siang District. Rather, leaving the past and egos far behind one and all should work for clearing the misunderstandings, bridging the gaps, draw a consensus and bring an amicable solution on the issue for development of all. As one have to learn from mistakes and successes and also know this fact that any society or organization is not supreme, above the law and the people as it is the people for which such societies and laws are established. One should remember that such society is means to an end but not an end in itself.

Therefore, through this open letter, we strongly register our protest on the move and hope the GWS will refrain from further mishandling, will not enhance complicacies and play with the sentiments and tolerances of the Galos of 29 Basar A/C else we will have no option but to start our next fourth phase of democratic protests against GWS in days to come.

At the same time, while highly welcome Jarbom Gamlin as the new  Chief Minister of our state after the death of our beloved leader late Dorjee Khandu, this has arisen a new ray of hope for the early solution on the said pending issue for the development of all. Hope the new Government which is believed, expected and claiming to be the torch bearer of the previous late Dorjee Khandu led Government will keep the promise of the departed soul and complete one of his long cherished and unfinished dream by creating Lower Siang District as per recommendations of the HPC at the earliest.

Yours,

JumdakBasar,

(on email)

 

 

Pushing the pro-capitalist development policies

Dear Editor,

The Exit of Mr. Jairam Ramesh, from the Ministry of Environment & Forest, speaks volumes about the UPA - II Government's aggressive agenda of pushing forward it's pro-capitalist development policies at the expense of poor man's land and resource. Unlike his predecessors, who were least interested in conservation of the environment,  Ramesh had tried to do some justices to his portfolio. He had succeeded in proving that his Ministry was not a "rubber stamp", which was reviled so during the past regimes.

Recently he had cautioned that, the environment clearance should not be used as a license for forcible acquisition of land which was a pro-people statement welcomed by all of us. Perhaps this statement had earned ire from the bigwig of the Government, which forced him to relegate his post, in which he was deeply involved. we'll be missing the green crusader.

Yours,

Suraj Tayang,

General Secy.

Praveen Tayang,

Chairman

Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum.

 

 

Check the fees

Dear Editor,

Apropos the letters regarding exorbitant B.Ed fees in your, I would like to highlight few words in regard to mushrooming growth of private B.Ed colleges in the state. There are only three B.Ed colleges recognized by the National Council For Teachers Education [NCTE] in the state viz. Hills College of Teacher Education, Rajiv Gandhi University and Doying Guming college. But today B.Ed course in Doying Guming College is non-functional. Most of the colleges are not recognized by NCTE. Besides, the infrastructure of the college and recruitment of faculty members is not as par the norms of NCTE. Demanding exorbitant admission fee too is in contrary to norms of NCTE. Hence, the state govt should have check on exorbitant fee for educated unemployed youth of the state.                               

Yours,

Unemployed Youth

Naharlagun,  (on email)

 

 

Give us a chance too

Dear Editor,

B.Ed (Appearing) candidates would like to appeal Director of Secondary Education to allow the B.Ed (appearing) candidates for the written examination of recently advertised Senior Teachers (ST) posts. After doing post graduation we opted for B.Ed in order to become a Senior Teacher one day but rejecting our application forms for this small ground means losing our hopes to become a Senior Teacher one day.

We believe in our present day education reformer of Arunachal Pradesh, Education Minister Bosiram Siram that he will surely give a chance to us to appear in the written examination of  the Senior Teachers Post.                                     Therefore we earnestly request the Director of Secondary Education (DSE) and our Education Minister to give a chance to us for appearing in the written examination of Senior Teachers posts.

Yours,

Unemployed B.Ed (Appearing) Candidates (on email)

 

 

 

 

 

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