The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
APYC contributes for victims of Uttarakhand tragedy
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Expressing support and solidarity with the flood victims of Uttarakhand,
the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress has contributed Rs. 1,30,000 to the fund of
Indian Youth Congress for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people.
While appreciating Itanagar Market Welfare Association, Bazar Welfare Committee,
Naharlagun, Nirjuli Market Association and Capital Complex Petrol Depot Association
for their generous contributions, APYC appealed to the people of the state to come
forward and contribute for the noble cause.
According to official figures, over 1000 people have perished in the calamity and
3500 are still missing.
Army recruitment rally
AALO, Jul 02: Indian Army is going to organize a recruitment rally from September
2-8 at General Ground Aalo for Soldier GD for the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
Indian Army is also giving a pre-recruitment training to all aspirant candidates
at Aalo from July 3 free of cost. Interested candidate may report to Commanding Office,
19 Grenadier Aalo with all the documents. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: The official website of labour and employment department www.arun.
labouremployment.in was launched by Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung at his office
chamber on June 28 last.
The website provides all relevant information about the functioning of the department.
Desali circle cut off
ROING, Jul 02: The Desali Circle in Lower Dibang Valley district is cut off from
rest of the district for the last several days due to collapse of Bailey Bridge at
Chopopani river about 10 km from Hunli on June 27 last.
A huge boulder that slid from the nearby hills fell on the bridge and bent it in
middle portion causing disruption to surface communication with the circle, informed
M Borang, EE PWD. The collapse of the bridge has added more sorrow to the hardships
of the people of this remote circle who are already living a difficult life due
to communication bottleneck. DIPRO
First Rajya Puraskar testing camp of BS&G held
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Altogether 120 members participated in the first state level Rajya
Puraskar Testing Camp of Bharat Scouts and Guides in West Siang district. The five
days camp was conducted from June 26 to 30 last at Govt. Secondary School, Pobdi
under the leadership of DOC (G) Kempi Pakam.
Attending the valedictory function, West Siang DC Manoj Kumar Sahoo while appreciating
the role of Bharat Scouts and Guides in helping and leading the society in the time
of crisis, reminded the young scouts and guides of the district the role played by
their friends in the Uttarakhand tragedy, where large no. of Scouts and Guides extended
their cooperation in the flooded region and helping the marooned people.
DDSE Tomi Doke advised Scouts and Guides to work hard and to try to bring as many
possible Rajya Puraskar to the district.
ALBRSU suspends 2nd phase of stir
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: The All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) has decided to
suspend its 2nd phase of democratic movement (48 hrs bandh in Mechuka sub- division)
for a period of two months. The decision was taken after the local MLA PD Sona assured
of fulfilling three of its eight demands -- immediate posting of CO in Pidi Circle,
immediate transfer of ADC Mechuka and initiating strict action against all the absentee
govt officers and staff, the union said in a release.
Its other demands include immediate introduction of Commerce and Science streams
at Govt Hr. Sec. School Mechukha, upgradation of Govt Middle School Tato to Secondary
level, immediate posting of doctor at Monigong Primary Health Centre, upgradation
of Mechukha police station to SDPO post and creation of separate police outpost at
The chief secretary in a meeting today showed us positive response, the union further
Demonstration on Mat Nursery Raising Technology for paddy held
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley conducted demonstration
programme on Mat Nursery Raising Technology for Paddy Transplantation at Khinjili
Mrinmoy Biswas, Junior Project Officer, AICRP on ESA, NERIST, Itanagar participating
as resource person briefed farmers about benefits of innovative technology and urged
them to adopt for higher farm production with low investment.
Nipen Gogoi, Technician, AICRP on ESA, NERIST demonstrated Mat Nursery raising technology
covering different steps such as seed preparation, site selection, plastic layering,
bamboo framing, soil layering, manure application, germinated seed sowing and watering
Dr. T. J. Ramesha, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Lower Dibang Valley urged farmers
to adopt Mat Nursery raising technique in paddy to overcome labour scarcity problem,
high investment cost with higher farm production and economic returns.
Altogether 10 participants participated and involved actively in the demonstration
Training on poultry farm product and management
YINGKIONG Jul 02: Upper Siang district Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department
is organizing a five days Training on poultry farm product and management from today
at Circuit House, Yingkiong.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Panyang inaugurated the training workshop
amidst mass gathering of officers, officials and the trainees participating from
respective circles of the district.
Speaking as the Chief Guest Panyang said 'each one teach one' should be the main
principle and motto of any training.
He encouraged the participants to take active participation in whole technical training
session and to implement the knowledge and experience practically. He also urged
them to convey their knowledge to others in their respective location.
Earlier, Dr. Talo Taggu DVO, Dr. Teru Borang, VO headquarter also spoke on the occasion.
VOs (Surgents) Dr. Karik Mize, Dr. M. Kaye, Dr. Yanki Tayeng, Dr. Omini Komut and
M Ete ADO attended the programme as resource persons.
Around 70 farmers participating the training programme. DIPRO
DIPR employees mourn death of staff
NAHARLAGUN, Jul 02: The employees of Directorate of Information and Public Relations,
Naharlagun, led by Director, IPR, C M Longphong condoled the sudden demise of Taku
Yaring, peon who died on June 29 last.
The employees observed two minutes silence and prayed almighty God for eternal peace
of the departed soul and to give enough strength to the bereaved family to bear irreparable
‘Allocate immediate relief’
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Informing that the heavy rainfall for the past few days have totally
cut off Dari to Chambang road resulting in problems like transportation of essential
commodities, Chambang ZPM has appealed the local MLA to allocate immediate relief
for the people of the affected area.
In a release, it also asked the chief engineer, PWD Western Zone to direct the EE
PWD Tali Division for early restoration of the said road.
Tree plantation marks Bank Day
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: State Bank of India (SBI), Doimukh branch celebrated “Bank Day”
by organizing a tree plantation program at Rajiv Gandhi University campus yesterday.
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Tamo Mibang, Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba and Finance Officer
Prof. A Mitra also joined the program and planted trees on the occasion. Thirty saplings
were planted on the occasion, which were provided by Range Forest Officer, Doimukh.
In a news item under the headline “2nd phase of massive integrated….” published in
this daily on June 29 last, the name of the district was wrongly mentioned as “West
Siang” in place of “West Kameng”. The error is regretted.
The name of the department was wrongly mentioned as ‘Rural Works Department (RWD)’
in place of ‘Rural Development department’ in a front page news item published in
this daily on July 2 under the headline “ALSU to stage peaceful dharna on July 4”.
The inadvertent error is deeply regretted. The proposed dharna by ALSU will be staged
outside the office of RD department secretary on 4th July from 10 am onwards.
351 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: In a shocking and rare incident, a three-and-half-year-old minor
girl was reportedly raped and murdered at Bhalukpong in West Kameng district today.
The officer In-charge of Bhalukpong Police Station informed this daily over the telephone
that the gruesome incident probably occurred around 10.am.
Police further divulged that the body of minor girl was found inside the jungle near
Assam tourist lodge (in Assam), one kilometer away from the police check point, around
1.30 pm following the arrest of a suspect and his subsequent confession to the crime
According to police, the accused allegedly lured the minor and took her to jungle
after her mother went out of house for some works, there he reportedly raped and
In the meantime few neighbours had seen the minor with the accused around 9.am, police
“The accused has confessed to the crime, however further investigation is going on”
Meanwhile, sources from Bhalukpong informed that hundreds of people gheraoed the
police station and demanded the police to hand over the culprit to them. Shocked
by the harrowing incident, large numbers of crowd thronged at police station and
disrupted the interrogation process, sources added.
The angry crowd also reportedly pelted stone at police station, refused to lodge
FIR and shouted slogan demanding exemplary punishment to rapist.
It seems the ghost of Delhi gang rape has returned to this “Land of rising Sun.”
Few months ago, a Class XII student was killed at Yazali by some labourers when she
protested to the rape attempt and a similar incident had also occurred at Tawang
when a girl was raped and murdered on 28 August 2012.
Edn. officers asked to visit schools regularly
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Education Commissioner CB Kumar has asked the officers, officials
and field functionaries of education department in Papum Pare district to work sincerely
for further improving the education scenario.
He asked them to inspect school regularly as per new format and submit reports on
time to ensure proper functioning of schools, implementation of mid-day meal and
other student welfare schemes. He suggested all inspecting officers to have mid-day
meal on the day of inspection at least once in a week to ensure quality of meal served
in schools. The Commissioner directed to serve mid-day meal six days in a week in
the schools of capital complex.
The Commissioner also discussed on the issue of transfer and posting of teachers.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Legu said that he was trying his best from his
side for proper implementation of schemes and sought more suggestion from the Commissioner
for improving the education scenario at elementary and secondary level. He informed
that all the administrative officers of district have been entrusted to make unannounced
visit of schools and submit report for taking necessary action.
Earlier, Papum Pare DDSE highlighted the some major issues faced by the district
education department such as transfer and posting of teacher, controversy over formation
of SMC etc and sought guidance/suggestion from the Commissioner in this regard.
Itanagar - a depressing city
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: As the monsoon rain lashes capital complex with more intensity,
the twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun is turning into ghost town day by day. The
condition of capital roads, be it highway, bypass, colony and nearby village roads
all are in horrible condition. Adding to the woes, the ever-increasing traffic congestion
at Naharlagun and Itanagar (particularly Bank Tinali junction) during office hours
gives heartache to the capital denizens.
Situation is so worse that everyone dreads to travel towards Naharlagun during office
hours. The traffic jam starts right from Papun Nallah stretching upto Arunachal State
Hospital. At times it takes around one hour to reach Naharlagun market from Papun
Nallah which usually is 5-minute drives. The authorities look helpless to solve this
crisis and poor citizens have no choice but to bear it all.
The condition of NH-52 (A) between Banderdewa and Hollongi is deteriorating due to
heavy monsoon shower. In many cases it’s been observed that some of the damage is
because of the earth cutting done nearby road by the citizens. The reckless earth
cutting is damaging highway but capital administration seems least bothered. Till
date no one has heard of administration taking action against those people who are
engaged in earth cutting nearby highway. They should be charged for destruction caused
to national highway due to unplanned earth cutting.
A drive around various capital roads depresses us a lot. The garbage litter around
road makes us dizzy and it is impossible to drive with car windows open. In most
of the road, vehicles are parked haphazardly and some car owner drives around as
if they are in a Formula 1 track. While they may be at wrong side of law but if there
is any accident, it is the victim who has to pay hefty fine to them.
Unlike other capital, we don’t have any place for leisure family hangout. Places
like Gompa area, IG Park, Polo Park (Naharlagun) and Gyeker Senyi (Ganga Lake) once
popular spots for spending leisure time has become safe haven for criminals and drug
addicts. On several occasion visitors have been attacked and robbed in these places.
Most of the hotels and bars of capital are fighting zone and visitors have to visit
at their own risk.
While government may claim that crime rate has gone down but ordinary citizen disagrees
with the Govt assessment. The law makers who all are provided with personal security
officer obviously must be feeling secured but ordinary citizen lives in constant
fear. It is not possible to travel around capital complex during night time. The
state government especially capital police has to understand that if a person is
not safe at 11 PM in night, he/she won’t be safe even at 9 am in the morning.
Honestly, for law abiding citizen, the twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun is a
depressing place to live in. It is an ardent task to find any good thing to talk
and write about regarding our state capital.
Poor quality of road work alleged
ITANAGAR, Jun 02: The Paglam villagers under Lower Dibang Valley district have expressed
strong resentment over the poor quality of road work under Central Road Fund (CRF)
in their area.
The village Youth Congress leaders of Paglam have alleged that the road has not been
built in as per laid specification and guidelines and substandard materials were
used in the construction work. The growing grasses on the road were enough to expose
the poor quality of work, they said. Some culverts on the road have also developed
cracks, they informed.
Further, construction of about 100M of the road has not been completed by the executing
agency though the road was sanctioned five years ago, they said.
678 treated in free eye camp
ITANAGAR, Jun 02: A free eye camp was organized jointly by Lumla Bodong Tashi Choeling
Charitable Organization and Loye Foundation in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission
Hospital, Itanagar at Lumla sub-division recently to provide comprehensive eye care
to people living in remote and far flung areas where there is no any eye care facilities.
Eye screening with provision of free glasses were conducted at Lumla, Dudunghar and
Zimithang circles. Those patients, who required surgery, were operated upon at Lumla
Primary Health Centre free of cost.
In total, 678 patients were screened and 290 patients given spectacles free of cost.
25 cataract surgeries using modern small incision technique and intraocular lens
implantation were performed besides 4 other surgeries.
The eye camp was conducted by the optical unit of Ramakrishna Hospital, Itanagar
led by Dr. Lobsang Tsetim and Dr. Hage Yube. Attending the last day of the camp,
Lumla ADC M Nyori, stressed on the importance of primary eye care and said that proper
diet and ocular hygiene could help in avoiding many eye problems.
Local MLA Jambey Tashi sponsored spectacles to the patients while Dr Carol Mackoff
and Stefen from USA provided financial assistance for the camp.
East Siang DA determined to streamline traffic system
PASIGHAT, Jul 02: The significant drop in the crime rate ushered the district into
a new era of good governance and practically it was possible due to tireless efforts
of the officers and targeted operations initiated by the administration and fullest
supports f the local citizens said Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra yesterday in a meeting
Addressing the officers he said regulating traffic would be his utmost priority and
he has definite plans of streamlining especially at busy crossings and intersections
during peak hours to regulate commuting. While seeking public cooperation to improve
traffic scenario he stated the authorities will have a free hand in dealing with
the violators of traffic and transportation rules. Everyone should obey the law because
laws are made to protect people. Those who choose not to obey a law have to suffer
the consequences of their actions. Our work is not restricted to handling traffic
movement and creating awareness. We also suggest solutions to traffic problems. We
do not penalize violators of traffic rules but educate them about the inconvenience
caused to other commuters the DC added.
Mishra expressed concerns about the continuous presence of stray animals in the township
and informed that all efforts are being made to control the movement of stray dogs,
pigs and cattle on the roads and streets. He urged the residents to join hands with
the administration to rid the place of stray animals. While informing that administration
earmarking separate place to permit the people, groups, unions, organization to stage
the agitation and protest, the DC said if protesters truly wanted to change law,
they should work within the law.
DC Mishra also hoped the present municipal council would extend its supports and
cooperation to keep the town clean and beautiful, no matter how small the step we
take and spread the awareness of "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," he quoted. DIPRO
Flood affected villagers demand relief
RUKSIN, Jul 02: Expressing resentment over non-allocation of flood relief to the
farmers of flood ravaged Nari-Koyu area, the people, including the PRI leaders have
demanded the authority for taking proper relief and rehabilitation measures from
the state government’s end.
The rural farmers of Nari-Koyu area have lamented that state government was not taking
any step for relief and rehabilitation of the affected farmers even after submission
of flood damage report to the authority in time by the local administration.
The recurring flash flood last year had caused widespread damage to crop fields,
human habitation, dwelling houses, road, bridges and loss of livestock in Nari, Seren
and Kora circles under Nari-Koyu constituency.
It is alleged that the flood-hit people have not yet receive a single penny from
the government in the name of relief and rehabilitation.
Sources from Nari ADC administration informed that it had already submitted the assessment
report of flood damage and losses to the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation Department.
The Nari ADC administration is still waiting for the authority to provide fund for
rehabilitation of the flood-hit people, sources added.
The devastating flood resulted loss of Rs 1.20 core in agriculture sector, Rs 8.27
lakh in horticulture, Rs 49,000 in veterinary sectors.
Reports have revealed that the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Nari based on
Water Resource Department report submitted an estimate of Rs 2.96 crore for Flood
Damage Rectification (FDR) work under Nari sub-division on October 30, 2012. Later,
the Deputy Commissioner of East Siang, who is the chairman of District Executive
Committee for relief and rehabilitation, forwarded another FDR estimate of Rs 133.86
lakh to the state’s Director of Disaster management, for restoration of water supply
works damaged by flash flood. The Nari-Seren anchal block ZPM Kenyom Dabii had also
submitted the same to the Chief Minister from early approval. But, all steps initiated
by the leaders and officers failed to yield any positive result.
ZPM Dabii also moved the state’s Water Resource Minister for sanctioning an amount
of Rs 35 crore for restoration of major irrigation channels, roads, electric poles
and compensation for the poor farmers, who have lost their properties, including
livestock during the flood.
The flash flood also caused extensive damage to road, drains, culvert and other RCC
structures. It badly damaged inter-state Laimekuri- Nari-Telam to Reena camp road
(Constructed under NEC fund) resulting loss of Rs 5.71 (approx). It also breached
Kora-Mane PWD road at several locations besides damaging the rural link roads in
and around Nari headquarters.
All labour organizations deserve appreciation, says BJP
ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Some labour/workers union/organizations working independently in
the state have expressed their strong resentment over the Chief Minister’s alleged
statement that All Arunachal Pradesh Worker’s Union (AAPWU) affiliated to Indian
National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) was the only recognized laboor organizations
in the state. The chief minister had allegedly made the comment on Sunday at Indira
Gandhi Park here in a function organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other
Construction Workers Welfare Board.
According to a release issued by State BJP unit general secretary Dominic Tadar,
the statement has created ‘sentiment’ amongst the independent labour organizations
of various Govt. departments and other private-public firms and establishments, who
have nothing to do with AAPWU and INTUC.
There are many labour organizations, such as All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers
Union (AAPFWU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering Workers Union
(AAPPHEWU) etc which have been relentlessly working for the welfare of the labours
through their organizations and will continue to do so, the release said. They are
also working Independently and deserve praise, the BJP said adding “the welfare Govt.
of the day needs to be exemplary and leave the labours alone from the process of
colourizing them to their own political parties; otherwise, they will always be victims
of the party in power.”
East Siang DMO conducts unannounced visit to health centres, serves notice to erring
PASIGHAT, Jul 02: After assuming charge of DMO East Siang district Dr. Dubom Bagra
made surprise visit to all the four CHCs, 11 PHCs and as many as 16 SHCs and has
encouraged officials to work with diligence and compassion in a bid to deliver good
quality health service to the populace.
“We are called to duty to serve people with a lot of passion and care so that government
efforts of delivering good quality health services are sustainable,” Bagra said during
his visits. He said the motive behind the unannounced visits was to know the factual
strength of health facilities, challenges facing by the department and also to prepare
future course of action in order to tackle any epidemic/natural calamities in the
Soon after completing his eleven days tour, the DMO said “I must confess that there
has been some laxity in the manner we have been discharging our duties. In many places
I found health workers absent, probably they were busy with own businesses, cultivation
etc leaving their esteemed duties. They are highly paid professionals and mere negligence
of duty may lead to loss of some ones precious life. Our innocent and poor people
earn money for prosperity and to provide better education to their children and their
own development which should not be spoiled in the name of prolonged treatment, ignorance
and shortage of facilities.” On his return to the headquarter, the DMO issued ‘Show
Cause Notices’ to the erring officials and cautioned that stringent action will be
initiated against them.
Notably, during his visits Dr. Bagra conducted several meetings with medical fraternity
and verified the performance records and gave some corrective tips on the spot. “They
should be caring, punctual, and sincere and should work with a missionary zeal,”
he advised. He sought wholehearted cooperation from all corners to build East Siang
a healthy and happiest district in the state, adding that his good office would continue
to provide the necessary support for improved health sector. DIPRO
Delayed monsoon affects paddy cultivation
PASIGHAT, Jul 02: Weak and late arrival of monsoon may badly affect paddy cultivation
in East Siang district this year, stated Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra.
The DC informed the PRI representatives, who are closely attached with the farming
community and knocked the doors of the administration to get alternative measures
As told by ZPC Kaling Dai, all the rain-fed irrigation channels connected to paddy
fields were dried up due to long dry spell. Dai suggested for cultivation of alternative
crops. The Pasighat Block Farmers’ Union also sought relief from the administration,
informed the DC.
While admitting that farmers have had a hard time getting crops planted, the DC in
consultation with the District Agriculture Officer (DAO) Ojong Yomso said this can
be challenging but there is options. The farmers must be guided everything properly
regarding the process of cultivation of the crops to be cultivated.
The DAO in an official statement said that an estimated 11739 hectares (Approx) of
land has been affected in the district. He also suggested for declaring the East
Siang as drought affected district.
He said mustard farming should be taken as an alternative crop. Schemes for alternative
contingency crop production like sesame and black-gram etc are being prepared to
attenuate the farmer’ suffering.
Admitting that delay in arrival of monsoon has badly affected paddy cultivation,
local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram has assured to take up the issue with
the authority concerned. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood and income
for majority of people in the district. DIPRO
MDGs are within reach
Thirteen years after the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries
have made big strides to meet the eight anti-poverty targets by their 2015 deadline,
says a United Nations report. The report stresses that the unmet goals are still
within reach, but nations need to step up their efforts to achieve them.
"In more than a decade of experience in working towards the MDGs, we have learned
that focused global development efforts can make a difference," Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon says in the report's foreword, in which he urges for accelerated action
to close development gaps.
Agreed upon by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, the MDGs set specific targets
on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental
stability, HIV/AIDS and malaria reduction, and a global partnership for development.
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 shows how the combined actions of governments,
civil society and the private sector have made substantial progress in meeting many
of the targets, while also pointing out which areas are falling behind and require
The targets that have already been met include halving the number of people living
in extreme poverty and providing more than two billion people with access to improved
sources of drinking water.
Countries have also made great strides on health targets, and are within close reach
of achieving them by 2015.
However, countries are falling short on other targets including those regarding maternal
health, providing universal access to education, expanding access to sanitation,
and achieving gender parity.
Progress has been uneven, and the report points to disparities among regions and
between population groups within countries, with people living in rural areas finding
themselves at a disadvantage.The report also states that the global economic crisis
has left millions unemployed, and has reduced the amount of development aid for those
countries that are most in need. In spite of these developments, the report urges
sustained momentum, noting that countries will have to build on MDG achievements
when they decide on a post-2015 agenda.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share my experience which I had to face
while on my way to my home town Kurung Kumey via Kimin. My vehicle Tata Mobile bearing
Reg. No. AR-01/E-6495 was carrying LPG with valid license No. SUP/KK/03/08. The vehicle
was stopped near Dulhat Tinali in North Lakhimpur Assam that too in the early hours
of the day i.e. on 2nd July' 2013 at around 5.30 AM by few persons who introduced
themselves to be police personnel. Without any other question they asked for the
documents of the vehicle and left the spot immediately after getting the documents.
After waiting nearby for an hour or more we were left with no clue. What was to be
done next? After waiting in vain as no one came, we left the place and started our
journey and finally reached Kimin and told about the incident that took place with
us at Dolahat Tinali to police personnel at Kimin Police station. They assured us
of necessary help for our onward journey regarding documents problems.
By writing this I would like to request the police personnel to be truthful and check
this so called fake police. They should not be involved in such act with anyone and
please think about the convenience of the people using the road. I would like to
conclude by appealing the common citizen to be aware of fake Khakee bardi wallas.
Please respect teacher
Through the pages of your esteemed daily, I would like to condemn the act of misbehavior
that occurred a few days earlier at V.K.V Itanagar. The act was of using hostile
and wrong words towards one of the teachers of the school. It so happened that a
parent had come to the school for some paperwork. On not having met the concerned
personnel for about half an hour, the parent herself looked for the required person.
The teacher was not informed that the parent was looking for him. The teacher was
found and was misbehaved. Hostile words were used against the teacher and he was
What I wish to convey is that teachers should not be treated this way. They have
donated themselves for the purpose of educating the children. Being a teacher is
a very honorable and dedicated profession. The so called "teachers" who visit the
school only once a month to take their fees are living freely, and strict actions
should be taken against them. This can be considered as corruption. But really the
hardworking teachers are yelled at, that too in front of the students. I don't think
that this act should be considered civilized. The young children are not too good
at listening to their elders but are very good at imitating them. Is this the fate
of a dedicated teacher in Arunachal? If such things continue, the future of Arunachal
is not too good. The teacher who was yelled at for no reason was the Vice Principal
of V.K.V. Itanagar, I might add.
Ordinary citizens at receiving end
Many a times, I heard that a shopkeeper or businessman has been looted, exhorted
or at least tried by some criminal minded individual/s or group/s. Such a barbaric,
cowardice and unruly act deserves condemnation from all sections of society. There
should be exemplary punishment in accordance with law available to those who commit
such crimes as to discourage others from doing so. And it happens in that way most
of the time.
But what is most unfortunate is the daily basis exploitation of general public by
the shopkeepers and businessmen. They fix the price of a commodity in accordance
with their peculiar, greedy and selfish motives. We all are very well aware that
the MRP stands for maximum retail price and to sell any item in excess of MRP is
illegal and may invite legal action. But certain products are sold above MRP citing
various reasons behind it. Exempli Gratia, if you will ask for a cold drink of any
company which bears MRP of Rs 30, shopkeeper/businessman will ask you to pay Rs 35
(which is Rs 5 more than actual payable amount) and reason behind is very simple,
FREEZING CHARGE. If you recharge your DTH TV, the particular retailer/dealer will
convince you to pay extra amount of Rs 10 for NET charge. There are so many similar
cases of such incident which are well known to everybody.
Furthermore, some of the businessmen even don’t maintain basic standard of weights
and measurements. Mostly in the daily markets or smaller shops, shopkeepers will
simply use a stone or metal to measure a weight which is 100 grams or less. Accuracy
of such system of measuring weight is uncertain and it’s very likely that general
public is being fooled by them. I even suspects that many shops in or around the
capital complex is running without a trading license or with invalid one. There
are still so many related untold stories which goes by as days pass.
I honestly believe that every penny of my fellow citizens is hard earned and such
malpractices by the businessmen are truly looting and exploiting it. It also gives
bad impression to the society. And if it’s not eradicated at earliest, it will establish
a permanent path for various types of ILLEGAL, BLACK MARKETING. Therefore, I as
an educated, rational and responsible citizen, sincerely request the authority concern
to initiate immediate actions to curtail such practices by business section of our
society. Various genuinely social minded NGOs, Association, Forums, etc. are highly
requested to intervene in the matter before it’s too late. My fellow citizens are
also requested to discourage such malpractices in any form. I would like to draw
attention of the general public, NGOs and Authority concern through the column of
your reputed local daily.
Phill Yitor, Itanagar
Partiality in distribution of stipend money
After lot of protests, state govt distributed stipend money to the students but not
to all eligible students. Irrespective of grades and marks of class 10th and 12th,
stipend is given only to some students. Though the amount is increased, here in our
college, only 10 members have got the privilege of stipend. I don't understand why
the government is doing partiality, actually I don't know its partiality or just
randomly selected. But what will happen to those other students who also rightfully
deserve stipend money?