ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Hills Raider and Jollang United FC won their respective match in
the 9 Warriors 10th Independence Running Football Trophy today.
Hills Raider beat Remons FC by solitary goal while Jollang United FC defeated Sanglo
Putung & Dokoso FC 2-1 in a keenly contested match at KV No 2 playground here.
Toko Tapa scored the winning goal for Hills Raider in 40 minute.
Scorers for Jollang United FC were Golo Sankar (20th min) and Tarh Taram (82nd min).
The lone goal for SDFC was scored by Tai Nillling in 35th minutes, according to organizing
ASBA to conduct selection trial
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) will conduct as selection
trial to select the state team for Sub-Junior National Badminton Championships for
both boys and girls under 13 and under15 categories in Rohtak, Haryana.
The selection trail will be conducted at Raj Bhawan Badminton Court on August 2 and
3. The interested players are asked to report on or before August one at Raj Bhawan
APSLSA organizes legal awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) in collaboration
with Action Aid Society Arunachal conducted a one day legal awareness campaign for
the villagers and panchayat leaders under its the state plan of action of 2014-2015
at Datt (Jollang) village today.
District & Session Judge cum Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority Budi
Habung, OSD Dani Belo, Advocate Jumgam Jini dwelt on legal aid schemes and services,
including AP Victim Compensation Scheme 2011, domestic violence etc.
Habung also highlighted about role of legal services authorities and their function.
Brouchers on legal aid were distributed among the villagers and panchayat members.
Films on legal services authority’s mediation activities, domestic violence were
also screened for the villagers on the occasion.
Around 50 villagers and the panchayat leaders including ASM the Nabam Rupa and AASA
president Teetu Yoka attended the campaign.
Arunachal gets its 1st ITBP Asst. Commandant
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Choyang Tsepa from Dirang Valley in West Kameng district became
the first Assistant Commandant of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) among Arunachalees.
He passed out from prestigious Indian Tibetan Border Police Academy, Mussoorie on
July 20 last after going through 50 weeks of rigorous training.
He won three awards, out of five, including the awards for “Best in Outdoor”, “Best
in Conduct” and “Best in Endurance” presented by Subhash Goswami, Director General
ITBP during the passing out parade.
A BE graduate from BVB College of Engineering, Hubli, he did his formal schooling
from St. Paul’s English School, Rangapara, Secondary from Govt. Sec School, Bomdila
and Higher Secondary from RK Mission, Narottam Nagar, Tirap.
West Kameng DHS reviews performance
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: West Kameng District Health Society (DHS) has reviewed activities
and performance under National Health Mission during 2013-14 and first quarter of
2014-15 in a meeting held under the chairmanship of West Kameng Deputy Commissioner
The meeting discussed block wise problems faced in implementation of key components
of NHM like JSSK, JSY, immunization, family planning, HBNC etc.
The block level officers were oriented on Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight.
The meeting was attended by District Level Officers from different line department
such as Project Director (DRDA), E.E. Public Health Engineering, CDPO (ICDS), block
level officers and PRI member (ZPM) Rupa.
Pre-cancerous gastric tumour removed at Samaritan Hormin Hospital
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A large pre-cancerous gastric tumour measuring 5cm X 4cm was removed
successfully by doctors of Samaritan Hormin Hospital, Naharlagun using endoscope
from a poor patient who was referred to outside state for treatment. Samaritan Hormin
Hospital has been performing many other therapeutic endoscopic procedures like colonoscopicpolypectomy,
endoscopic variceal ligations for esophagealva-rices, removal of foreign bodies from
the esophagus at a very minimal charge besides performing basic and advanced endo-laparoscopic
procedures for kidney and related stones. Such endoscopic procedures were never
performed earlier in our state due to lack of facilities and technical expertise.
The availability of such treatment within state will help patient especially poor
people will get benefit.
Relief distributed to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Hirik Hiru Students Union (Kamba) and Arunachal Pradesh Building
& Other Construction Workers Welfare Board have distributed relief materials to the
victims of Libu Bene fire accident of Kamba town.
Five families were rendered homeless in a devastating fire that broke out at Libu
Bene village near Kamba town in the morning of July 27.
While distributing the relief materials, HHSU members urged the villagers to take
utmost care and precautions while handling fire.
Former HHSU leader and Assistant Professor Nyado Nomuk also present on the occasion
and educated the villagers about global warming and its impact on planet earth planet.
He also cautioned against wild fire as monsoon is yet to fully arrive in their area.
The HHSU also reminded the administration regarding early establishment of a fire
station at Kamba. He also appealed to the local MLA, ZPM, Anchal Chairperson and
well wishers to come forward and extend helping hands to the affected people for
their quick rehabilitation.
Society organizes BLOTP for farmers
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Manghi Welfare Society (MWS) conducted a base level orientation
training programme (BLOTP) for farmers clubs in nine villages of the area under Sangram
subdivision in Kurung Kumey district from July 20 to 25 last. The programme was conducted
under NABARD’s farmers’ club programme in which nine of the farmers’ club participated
DDM NABARD, OP Mounglang, guided the farmers on various policies and programme of
The participants interacting with the DDM NABARD requested him to sanction various
programmes on poultry, piggery, fisheries and vegetable farming as well as for exposure
Councilor seeks compensation
ITANAGAR, July 29: Claiming that today morning’s heavy rainfall has flooded Naharlagun
Market Area and Damsite owing to which many properties have been lost, the Councilor
of Ward no. 28, Itanagar Municipal Council Tame Kunia has requested the concern authority
to depute team to access the property damaged.
He also asked for providing compensation to the victims.
ASM calls for inclusion of Koloriang CD block in BLSC
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Anchal Samiti Chairperson, 8th Upper Koloriang, Kurung Kumey
district, Riya Yagu has called for inclusion of project proposal of Koloriang CD
In its complaint letter to the chief secretary, while claiming that the Block Level
Screening Committee (BLSC) was not conducted against Koloriang CD Block, it asked
the CS for his intervention into allowing to conduct BLSC to review the proposal.
Nurses urged to serve with human touch
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The first extended central executive committee meeting of All Arunachal
Pradesh Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery Cadre Welfare Association (AAPANMCWA) was held
at Naharlagun yesterday.
Addressing members of the association, Secretary General of Confederation of Service
Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) Pate Marik exhorted the nurses to discharge
duties with outmost sincerity and dedication and follow the principle of Florence
Nightingale, who served the society with a human touch.
Marik, who was felicitated by the association in reorganization of his constant support
and guidance to the nursing community, assured to render his service for further
growth of the association and advised the nurses to learn other ministerial working
system of the government departments for their own benefit.
Earlier, the association posthumously felicitated founder president Sister Tadar
Yado with memento in recognition of her dedicated service for growth of the association.
He served as president of the association from 1995 to 1997. The memento was received
by her son.
Former presidents Sister Lod Yami, Sister Tadar Yaper, Sister Yanga Digbak and former
secretaries Sister Yempol Pertin, Sister Nikh Yaram Techi were also felicitated by
Sister Yape Mugli Taji was also felicitated as the best worker of the nurses for
her constant support and coordination and Techi Taab and Vijay Dupit for their constant
support for the association.
Earlier, the nurses pledged to perform their duties with missionary zeal to give
new hopes and lives to the suffering humanities.
The meeting was chaired by its President Sister Namney Mena.
Rs. 147.85 lakh flood relief released for Lohit
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A total amount of 147.85 lakh had been sanctioned during the financial
year 2012-13 as flood relief for Lohit district. This was informed by Relief and
Rehabilitation minister in a written reply in the Assembly yesterday. Giving details
about released fund, the Relief and Rehabilitation Minister said that the department
of disaster management had allocated the fund to the deputy commissioner, Tezu (Rs
37, 50,000), additional deputy commissioner (Rs 15, 35, 000) and executing agencies
like WRD, Tezu (Rs 95,00,000). The fund was not released constituency-wise, the
The minister informed this when MLA Dr Mohesh Chai in a written question wanted to
know the total amount sanctioned for flood relief for the financial year 2012-13
in Tezu assembly constituency.
SPA fund: In a question of Opposition leader Tamiyo Taga (BJP), the Planning ministry
informed in written reply yesterday that the union ministry of Finance had released
Rs 200 crore under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) during 2012-13. Informing that the
state Govt does not allocate SPA fund constituency-wise, the Planning ministry further
disclosed that after identification and preparation of projects to fill the critical
infrastructure gaps of different sectors, the funds are released to departments and
agencies for implementation of projects. The SPA fund -2012-13 had already been released
by the planning department to the concerned department for project implementation,
MLA Taga wanted to know the total amount sanctioned under the SPA schemes by the
Centre for -2012-13 financial year and whether the sanctioned fund had been released
by the State Govt or not.
CAMPA fund: Since March 2009 to 2014, the department concerned has received a total
amount of Rs 9,886.84 under CAMPA. This was informed in a written reply by forest
minister to MLA Wangki Lowang in the Assembly.
Road condition: In reply to a star question of Wangki Lowang in the Assembly yesterday,
PWD minister admitted that major portion of roads from Deomali to Dirok and Deomali
to Soha circle headquarter is in dilapidated condition and needs urgent renovation.
The minister further informed that improvement of Deomali to Dirok road has been
listed in 12th plan projects of NEC and Deomali to Soha road is being proposed under
RIDF for renovation.
‘Enhancement of Govt staff retirement age under consideration’
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday informed the Assembly that
the state Govt is examining the feasibility to increase the retirement age of Govt
employees from existing 58 years to 60 years.
Replying to a supplementary of BJP MLA Kaling Moyong on the 3rd day of the Sixth
Legislative Assembly, the Chief Minister said the matter is under active consideration
of the Govt. The Govt would take an appropriate decision after detailed examination
and getting relevant information from the department, the CM added.
Moyong in his question asked whether the state government has taken any decision
to revise the service length of Arunachal Pradesh government officials from 58 to
60 years. He informed that most of the state in the country have increased the service
length of government official including the North Eastern State such as Tripura and
Sikkim from 58 to 60 years, Assam from 59 to 60 years, Nagaland from 57 to 60.
It is said that the government has implemented six pay commission in Arunachal Pradesh
in toto but in reality it is not so. As per the recommendation of Six Pay Commission
the retirement age of government officials should be 60 years and also the service
length of centre government employee in the country is 60 years but it seems that
the state government is yet to implement the recommendation for extension of service
length from 58 to 60 years, Moyong said. He urged the CM to consider the extension
of service length of state government officials from age of 58 to 60 years.
Delay in fogging drive in East Siang due to non-availability of fogging machine
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The growing cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the neighboring
state as well as some reported cases in some areas of the state bordering Assam,
has created a short of panic and concern among the common denizens of East Siang
District and the delaying of fogging drive this season in the district headquarter
Pasighat and its region has added worries regarding non-preparedness against the
When contacted, East Siang District Medical Officer Dr. Dubom Bagra said that, the
fogging machines of the district was taken to general hospital Naharlagun last year
and the machine is said to have got defected. Due to non-shipment and replacement
of the machines from the other end at Naharlagun despite several reminders, the fogging
drive couldn’t be started on time, informed Dr Bagra.
On the question of preparedness regarding threat from JE, Dr. Bagra replied that,
Rapid Respond Team is ready to combat any threat and High Priority Laboratory at
General Hospital Pasighat is there to do the needful. A departmental meeting of all
CHCs, PHCs, SHCs were held at DMO office chamber yesterday.
Dr. Bagra informed that District Vector Borne Officer Dr. Tarik Talom would go to
Itanagar shortly for the purpose of procuring the fogging machine.
When asked about a case of JE reported in Seren, Dr Bagra said that, Monica Tanti,
a lady teacher at KGBV Seren originally from Lakhimpur Assam is suspected to be infested
with the JE just after two days of returning from Assam. The incubation period occurred
during her stay at Assam and now she is said to be being treated at Guwahati. Dr.
Bagra has also extensively inspected the Seren, Nari, Telam and other areas today
along with PRI leaders and appealed the people of the district not to panic much.
Courtesy: Arunachal Aung
Mebo-Sub-division facing drought like situation due to scanty rainfall
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The farmers of Ngopok, Kiyit, Borguli and Ayeng villages of Mebo
sub-division of East Siang district said that they are facing partial drought-like
situation in the area due to scanty rainfall this season.
The farmers could not cultivate several hundred hectares of WRC fields in the region
this season due to deficient rainfall.
These villages are well known for their bumper rice production every year in entire
East Siang district. But owing to scanty rainfall in the planting season, the rice
production would be adversely affected this year and supply of rice from the said
villages to some sections of the society living in Pasighat and Itanagar who are
dependent on rice supply from these villages would also be affected.
The state government needs to initiate effective steps to deal with the calamity
in the larger interest of the farming community of the region in particular and the
state in general.
Meanwhile, considering the situation as grave, WRD officers including Executive
Engineer Dengom Padung, AE Bising Darin, JE Mano Tayeng, ZPM Mebo-Banggo Oling Perme
and PRI leaders including ASM Ngopok (upper) Angung Perme visited the WRC field of
affected villages to get first hand information.
The team emphasized that adequate funds are required to tap sufficient water from
perennial rivers like Ngopok Korong and other rivulets through construction of proper
irrigation channel so that the farmers of the area could cope with such drought like
situation in near future.
ZPM Perme appealed to the state government to pay attention to the woes of farmers
of the region. Courtesy: Arunachal Aung.
Drug awareness seminar for students and parents
ROING, Jul 29: The Enjalu Menda Women's Empowerment Forum (EMWEF) and the Dibang
Adi Women's Association (DAWA) hosted a 4-day Drug Awareness Seminar for Students
and Parents, July 26, at Bolung Musup (Community Hall).
While there is no easy solution to drug abuse, especially in youths; parent's support
may help children deal with addiction by influencing their views and behaviour regarding
drug use, according to Danggap Perme, President, DAWA.
"Youths are exposed to drug through media, peer and family pressure.
Since the youths are our future, their lethargy is a great concern for our society,"
said Perme in her welcome address.
The most important aspect of child development is their attempt to develop an identity
for themselves. When they successfully navigates through this crisis, and develop
clear understanding of who they are, then they emerge as healthy citizens, according
to Dr Manaya Mena, President, EMWEF.
"The parent's role is to help, guide children during this time of crisis so that
the children do not become disconnected from society, and take to drugs," she said.
Deliberating on 'Drug Awareness and its implication on Health', Mumtak Passing, Secretary,
DAWA said drug abusers are often mistaken as irresponsible, lacking morals and willpower.
However, to quit drug addiction takes more than good intentions or a strong will.
Adequate awareness on drugs and its implications can help prevent drug abuse and
help addict lead productive lives, said Passing.
Peer pressure is another factor that may contribute to youth's addiction to drugs,
said Bulia Pulu, legal advisor, EMWEF. "A child is more likely to take risks like
drugs and alcohol, being influenced by the kind of companion," she said and advised
the parents to encourage the positive aspects of peer pressure.
The intense deliberations were followed by display of simple physical exercises to
lighten the mood by Desai Linggi, Principal, Nani Maria School.
Younger generation urged to preserve traditional dresses
KHONSA, Jul 29: An exhibition showcasing the rich indigenous traditional dresses
of Tirap was organized by the Tirap district administration under the aegis of Northeastern
Zonal Cultural Centre, Dimapur and the Directorate of Art and Culture, Naharlagun
at Town Club here yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Tirap Zilla Parishad Chaiperson Chawang Lowang said that
the onus is on every to preserve, protect and promote the rich legacies of the district
handed down to the people by their ancestors. He exhorted all to spare no effort
to preserve the rich traditional dresses of the Noctes and the Tutsas.
He said that there was an urgent need for creating an awareness regarding the importance
of preserving and promoting the traditional dresses used mostly during the festivals.
He assured of all possible help and support from his side for the cause of popularizing
the traditional dresses of Tirap district.
Earlier, officer in-charge of Tirap District Art and Culture office and overall coordinator
of the event Denhang Bosai told the huge gathering that the Noctes and the Tutsas
had inherited a rich cultural heritage from their ancestors for which they should
be proud of adding that if they could not carry forward the invaluable and rich legacies
for the coming generations then history would dump them into oblivion and the two
tribes would vanish from the face of the earth without living any footprints on the
sands of time.
He said that no outsiders would come and safeguard their traditional dresses and
their traditional systems saying that the onerous onus of preserving and further
improving their dresses was on them.
While thanking Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi for reposing his unflinching
faith in him to organize the mega event with a limited fund, Bosai said that without
the constant advice and guidance of the DC it would not have been possible on his
part to hold such a mega event which was a huge success in the end thanks to the
glittering performances of the participants and the support of the people. There
were two rounds of displaying indigenous traditional dress of Tirap viz fully traditional
round and modern version of traditional round. All those who witnessed the show were
left awe-struck in wonderment.
Popular singers of Tirap enthralled the huge gathering with their perfect rendition
of Nocte, Tutsa, Ollo Nocte and Hindi songs. Famous singers from the district, namely
Sanwang Hosai, Mili Singh Lowang, Hatwang Hosai, Hangthian Tekwa, Watsen Bangsia,
Techa Lowang, Nali Janpi and Sira Meto mesmerized the huge music aficionados with
their foot-tapping songs. Sanwang Hosai efficiently anchored the programme.
The programme, especially the show-casing of indigenous traditional dress was beautifully
choreographed by the popular choreographer of Tirap Mohini Hosai. She was applauded
by all for her near professional choreography. The stage was decorated with an ethnic
touch by the well known Sculptor and Fine Arts Artist Manwang Lowang, an alumnus
of the famous Vishva Bharati University, Shantiniketan.
The event was witnessed by Tirap DC, CO, 1st Assam Rifles, HoDs, PRI leaders, students
and public. The event was indeed a huge success in terms of acquainting the young
boys and girls with their traditional dresses about which they have little or no
Association appeals CM to intervene on shifting of NHPC ED office
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: NHPC Contractors’ Welfare Association (NCWA) opposed shifting of
Executive Director NHPC, Regional Office from Itanagar to Guwahati and conversion
of Regional Office, Itanagar into a liaison office.
The association said that various local contractors are engaged in NHPC services
and also providing vehicles to NHPC on hire basis along with engagement in small
petty contract works and other civil works. In case of closure of Executive Director
Office, Itanagar, the contractor community would face a lots of difficulties even
to get a petty contract work.
It said that the state government has awarded numbers of projects to NHPC within
the state, so decision to shut down the Executive Director office, Itanagar and
handle the entire episode of the state from other state is uncalled for.
Taking the grievances of the contractors, the NHPC contractor association appealed
to the Chief Minister to intervene and direct the NHPC authorities to recall their
decision to close Regional Office, Itanagar and also cancel the transfer order of
Executive Director, RO, Itanagar to Guwahati adding that shifting of office from
one state to another state would also spread wrong message to NHPC and other power
developers regarding the state of affairs of the state.
UAAEA too opposes
The Unemployed Arunachalee Automobile Engineers’ Association (UAAEA) has demanded
cancellation of posting of NHPC executive director to Guwahati.
In its letter addressed to the chief minister, while saying that NHPC Ltd has closed
its regional office, Itanagar and converted it into liaison office and also shifted
and posted ED, RO, Itanagar to Guwahati to look after NHPC’s projects in NE states
from Guwahati, Assam, it said that the shift has worsened the unemployment problem
of the state.
Media fraternities slams illegal dismissal of union leader
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins affiliates
the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists (India)
in condemning the illegal dismissal of respected union leader Geetartha Pathak from
the Assam Bani on June 19. The IFJ and its affiliates say the action is a direct
and deliberate attack against Pathak’s trade union activity and have called for his
Pathak, also the secretary of IJU and the President of Journalists Union of Assam,
has worked in the newspaper published by the Assam Tribune Group of Publications
for 27 years and was assistant editor when his services were terminated. The media
house had issued Pathak with several “show-cause”notices and warnings but despite
responding to those notices, his services were summarily terminated without any inquiry
or any other due process of law.
The IJU President SN Sinha in a letter to the newspaper management said: “The reason
for dismissing Geetartha Pathak is because he has been taking a keen interest in
the affairs of the employees’ union. He has been made a victim for his activities
and it is a baseless and frivolous reason to dismiss someone after 27 years of service.”
Describing the action as a “witch hunt”, the IJU said the dismissal was: “Nothing
but victimization for trade union activity.”
The IFJ, IJU and NUJ (India) call upon the management of Assam Tribune Group of Publications
to immediately reinstate Mr Pathak. The NUJ (India) Secretary Pramod Saini said:
“We call upon the immediate withdrawal of all false charges levied against Pathak
and that he is immediately reinstated. If there are any cases charged against him,
we ask that you follow the due process of law and uphold the principles of natural
The IFJ said this was a clear breach of his right to union activity and that the
South Asia Media Solidarity Network, comprising all the key unions in South Asia,
had also strongly criticized the actions of the Assam Tribune Group in its resolution
last week. “The IFJ calls on all Indian journalists and our colleagues in the region
to back our journalist colleague and his right to union activity and call for his
reinstatement by the Assam Tribune Group.”
Eagle Trophy Football Tournament begins on Aug 3
CM’s XI to take on BTFC in opener
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Last year’s finalist Bamang Taji FC (BTFC) will take on Chief Minister's
IX in the opening match of the fifth state level Eagle Trophy Football Tournament
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on August three.
Organized by Arunachal Pradesh Football Association, the two-week-long tournament
will witness nine clubs from across the state, including defending champion ITBP,
divided into two groups, vying for the top honour.
Bamang Taji Football Club, 19th Nyapin Football Club, Football Club Doimukh, Todo
United FC, Chief Minister’s XI make up group “A” while group “B” comprises Capital
Complex Sporting Club, Gangte Togung Sporting Club, Gora Makik Sporting Club and
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
The winner and runner up of each group will advance to semifinals in which the winner
of each group will play against the runner up of another group.
The organizing committee has decided to impose stricter rules on players throughout
the tournament this time and “disciplinary actions” will be initiated against erring
players within an hour after receiving complaints.
The semifinals will be held on August 12 and 13 and final will be played on August
Giving major relief to the people living in foothills area who often face multiple
problems due to constant boundary clash with Assam, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday
informed state assembly that Govt. is proposing to set up special economic zones
(SEZs) in foothills areas. This is being done particularly to enhance the economic
activity of the people living in boundary area. Chief Minister further disclosed
that the Central Government in principle has approved the East-West Corridor to boost
economic activities along the foothills areas.
The survey and investigation for the ambitious project would be carried out this
fiscal year. CM also added that special thrust was given on border area development
in the budget. It was aimed to check migration of people from international borders
to urban areas and simultaneously develop those areas. If properly implemented these
two policies has potential to change the life of Arunachalee citizens living along
international and national boundaries. Majority of the land of foothill area is being
encroached by Assam. Government of Arunachal has not been able to safeguard the interest
of citizens of foothill area. However if SEZ is established it will end encroachment
activities and also provide employment opportunities. On the other hand population
at international boundary has been thinning due to massive migration to urban areas.
If indeed government develops border areas in true spirit, it will not only stop
migration but will also open up the window of job opportunities for the local population.
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Follow the ritual code of conduct
Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) urges the people of
Arunachal to ensure ritual code of conduct while celebrating festivals.
Yes, that’s true and possible to practice a particular culture and have faith in
another unrelated religion.
Since many years it is reported that some people have been solemnizing local indigenous
festivals killing Mithun without maintaining proper ritual. Yes, killing not sacrifice.
Because in absence of proper rituals, mithuns or any animals can’t be sacrificed.
They can only be killed.
At one point of time, “Loss of Culture is Loss of Identity” used to be the slogan.
Well many seems to have understood the gravity reading between the lines. It is a
good indication. Such friends ought to come one more step closer and add “Loss of
faith is loss of culture”.
I salute my brothers who are doing their best for common culture, practice to preserve
their original indigenous, eternal, culture and faiths, handed over to them since
innumerable generations, and I appeal them to keep it up.
We are tribal having our own ways of life and uniqueness. This uniqueness is our
speciality, beauty and identity. People from other corners visit our land to know
and enjoy our uniqueness and not to see us initiating them or even some times misrepresenting
their ways. So I appeal to people of Arunachal to maintain their own identity and
culture and also support common culture like Abotani festival.
Foothill road connectivity
This is regarding your July 21st edition in which there was a news regarding proposal
for foothill road connectivity. First of all, I would like to thank Kiren Rijiju
for taking up such a commendable job. It is like a dream come true for foothill people
of Arunachal Pradesh as they had hoped for last three decades.
Since 80’s, I have heard from our elders that some genuine people have been demanding
foothill road connection but due to lack of strong political will among political
leaders till today entire Arunachal people are suffering.
There are three aspects of benefits for entire Arunachal if foothill inter-districts
road connectivity come into existence. First, we could safely reach our destination
during emergency medical cases even if there is bandh call in Assam. Secondly, we
can save time and money by avoiding long distance by travelling through Assam. Thirdly,
during the interstate dispute between Assam and Arunachal, our police & paramilitary
force can reach on time to prevent any untoward incident.
In addition to this, vegetables and other agriculture product from foothill can be
I also request our honourable Chief Minister to kindly take some bold and concrete
steps to implement this project to be completed in time bound steps. Construction
along foothill area is not a costly affair and general people will also donate land.
Kenmar Gibi, Mumbai
Stop the illegal mining activity along the river beds
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to place my concerns
on rampant illegal mining activities carried out by Pvt. Construction Companies of
4-Lane Highway Project & Trans-Arunachal Highway Projects under Papum Pare District
in complete violation of the Arunachal Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2002.
These Private Highway Construction Companies have illegally setup Stone-Crusher Units
at various places nearby the rivers Pare (Sagalee to Doimukh), Panior (Hoj to Doimukh),
Nyorch (Yupia to Naharlagun), Jote-Poma & Hollongi for the procurement of Minor Minerals
for their construction activities.
The operation of Stone Crusher Units illegally is not only damaging the major rivers
of Papum Pare District but also causing huge revenue leakage for the Department of
Geology & Mining, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. Moreover, illegal operation of Stone
Crusher Units are creating nuisance for the people through Air & noise pollution
causing threat on local inhabitant’s health.
Further, the illegal acts of the two Pvt. Highway Construction companies are not
confined to establishment of Stone Crusher Units but also they are illegally diverting
the flow of rivers course by deploying excavators for digging and extraction of minor
minerals which is affecting the river life to a large extend.
The Pvt. Highway Construction Companies of 4-Lane Highway Project & Tans-Arunachal
Highway Projects are dumping earth waste recklessly at Pare, Panior and Hollongi
rivers. The Earth waste are flowing in the rivers with the rainfall water causing
manmade flood damaging the crops and paddy field of inhabitants settled in downstream
area at Hollongi & Villages of Assam adjoining Hollongi-Assam Arunachal inter-boundary
area. This earth waste flow has made the river water muddy whole round the year affecting
the river life causing ecological imbalance.
The Pvt. Highway Construction Companies do have some moral & legal responsibility
towards the people and state which should be taken into consideration by its proprietors
so that the affected people don’t react to its illegal acts and create hindrance
for the construction companies of underway two big Highway roads Project of the state.
Besides, the purpose of creation and recruitment of Assistant Mineral Development
Officers (AMDOs) & Mining Guards (MGs) have failed to bring any positive outcome
rather they are unable to prevent irreparable damage to the environment and exploitation
of available natural resources in the river beds by individuals, public, enterprises
& Pvt. Companies. Merely withdrawing their monthly salary would not help the state
government of Arunachal Pradesh to generate revenue for the state. The Officer Concerns
of Department of Geology & Mining, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh should strictly check,
monitor and regulate any illegal mining operation in the districts for welfare of
the people, environment and State in collaboration with the District Administrations
& Police to book the violators as per law of the land instead of earning easy money
by misusing their official position by excusing the violators.
As a concern citizen of Papum Pare District we request the District Administrations,
Department of Geology & Mining, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh District and concern MLAs
to initiate all necessary action against the violators to immediately stop all illegal
mining activities going under Papum Pare District and at the same urge the concern
Youths, public, Students Unions and public leaders to place their concern against
such illegal practice.
All Papum Pare District Student Union
The mute organisations, individuals and PDS
This in response to headline “Infamous PDS scam investigation on snail pace”. The
issue was in vogue when I was a small child but even today the issue is not yet solved
even though I have grown up enough! PDS scam which occurred more than 10 years ago
is still under investigation. There was a time when many organisations raised their
voice against this issue but today everyone is mum. It seems organisations and individuals
have forgotten about this issue.
All those accused allegedly involved in PDS scam are roaming freely. All accused
comprised of business men, bureaucrats, contractors and politicians are living a
luxurious life after misusing public properties without fear and hesitation. They
know very well that they won’t be punished and government does not have proper law
Such delays in delivering justice not only encourage the perpetrators but also help
develop invincible fearless culprits and hopelessness among the society. Hence I
would like to request all MLAs and ministers to bring solution to such a huge problem
and frame effective rule in this legislative Assembly session.
And also exemplary punishment should be given to accused if found involved so that
no one dares to involve in corruptions and scams.
Not all are same
In the Reader’s Forum section of 25th July, Vijay Taram has written open letter to
the CM of the state wherein he has stated that the CM should stop creating new Circle
HQ and stop recruiting new Circle Officers as the existing Officers are sufficient
enough to man all necessary posts.
Also he has bestowed his advice of appointing more judges so as to minimize the hardship
faced by litigants in travelling, whenever they are summoned to far of courts at
Tezu, Aalo etc.
Also he has given the example of Ushain Bolt in depicting the over eager attitude
of Administrative Officers in pleasing the CM, MPs and MLAs. His suggestions are
good and needed very much in today’s time but Taram should keep in mind that all
Officers irrespective of departments are not the same. There are honest and good
officers in all Departments. Just because a few officers rushed out to meet VIPs
does not mean that all officers are mere chamchas. There are really good and honest
Cos, EACs, ADCs and DCs who need not come under the umbrella of Chamchas.
Creating xyz circle HQs on mere whims and fancy without basic infrastructure won’t
solve the people’s problems. It is rather a punishment for the officer posted in
such circles and it doesn’t serve the purpose.
Yes judiciary and executive should be divided and it is being done in a pace rather
slow; and moreover the executive magistrate was never paid a single penny for carrying
out the duties, whether weak or strong of the Judicial magistrate.
So in due course of time, change will come and the state will witness more if not
full appointment of judicial magistrates/ judges and well wishers and citizens will
often see more open happy days.
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