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
Awareness meet on income generation held at Depi
PASIGHAT, Jun 21: North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS), a Guwahati-based
NGO, had organizes a day-long awareness camp on income generation in the Depi village
community hall under Nari subdivision on June 19 last.
During the camp the resource persons highlighted on agriculture and horticulture
development, bank finance and availing of various government schemes among the rural
Retired DDSE Kento Rina who was the special guest of the occasion appreciated the
organizer. He said success of the rural development depends upon the active participation
and willing co-operation of the rural people through self-help organizations and
voluntary agencies. In recent years, the voluntary agencies have acquired greater
importance and significance than before, he added. He donated some amount for developmental
activities and participated in tree plantation provided by the DFO Pasighat on the
Earlier, President of the society Tabom Boje claimed their organization is trying
to stimulate and promote the socio-economic status at the grass roots level. The
NGOs and Government Departments are also struggling hard to organize the social mobilization
process for successful implementation of the development programmes in the state.
Some have succeeded in the process and some are still struggling in
progressive direction, he further added.
Among others, SHGs, FCs, HGBs, GBs and PRI leaders were present on the occasion.
Proposed Capital bandh evokes mixed response
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: The Arunachal Youth Federation (AYF) has come to the support of
Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Organization (APSO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum
(AAPYF) by supporting their proposed Capital bandh call on June 26.
Further terming the present state government as one of the worst government ever,
it demanded white paper on the financial status of the state.
Meanwhile, the All Capital Complex Market Volunteer Committee (ACCMVC) has opposed
to the bandh call.
Reiterating the State Council for IT and E-governance Employees Welfare Association
clarification that illegal appointments were misinformed and that the posts were
advertised before recruiting, it appealed all the Capital Complex Petrol Depots,
Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA), Naharlagun Market Committee and Bander-dewa
Market Committee to defy the bandh and open the markets on the day.
Tawang youths leave for SDT prog at Sikkim
TAWANG, June 21: Tawang District Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev flagged off an
educational tour of a team of 40-member unemployed youths at Tawang today.
The team will attend the capacity building and skill development training programme
(SDTP) at Sikkim and Darjeeling. The programme is being sponsored under BADP scheme
‘Reconstitute TAH compensation Committee’
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: In its representation to the deputy commissioner East Kameng district
on 17th June 2013 last, Bana-Pampoli Area Trans Arunachal Highway Affected Welfare
Committee urged the authority to reconstitute committee of 11th West Seppa for the
issuance of clearance certificate and disbursement of compensation of Trans-Arunachal
Highway (TAH). The committee claimed that members of committee for trans-highway
were selected/nominated by the local MLA without knowledge of public. It further
claimed that some of the members in the committee are not hail from the affected
Papum Pare DC reviews progress of schemes
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: The Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu reviewed the progress of implementation
of both state and central governments funded schemes like RKVY, NFSM-Rice, RADP,
CM’s Agriculture Mechanization Program and Extension Reforms (ATMA Program) etc under
department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary and Textile & Handicrafts in
his office chamber today.
The district agriculture officer, district horticulture officer, district veterinary
officer and assistant director (textile and handicrafts) presented the physical and
financial progress of the schemes undertaken by their departments during the last
two years under state plan and centrally sponsored schemes.
In the meeting, the DC directed the district officers to motivate the farmers to
increase the productivity of rice, vegetables and other crops to meet up deficit
of food grains. He further directed the officers to plan to physically verify all
the ongoing schemes from next month onwards.
SUMA’s 4th mass peace rally against PRC to non-APSTs held
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: SUMA (Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh) organized its
4th Mass Peace Rally at Aalo on June 19 to protest the issuance of PRC to non-APSTs
in Arunachal Pradesh.
SUMA further demanded immediate removal of MP Takam Sanjoy from the chairmanship
of JHPC and advocated for reconstitution of JHPC on PRC issue by including community
based organizations, such as Adi Bane Kebang (ABK), Tai Khampti Singpho Council (TKSC),
Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM), Nyshi Elite Society (NES), Galo
Welfare Society (GWS) etc.
The rally was participated by various students unions, youth organizations, women
groups/society, from Aalo, Darka, Basar, Likabali and Auto/Traker/Mobile unions of
46th Dree Football Tournament
DSC enter final defeating SLSC 1-0
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: Diibo Sports Club (DSC) entered into the final of the 46th Dree
Football Tournament--2013 defeating defending champion Sojang Lapang Sports Club
(SLSC) 1-0 in the first semifinal at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli today.
The all important goal was scored by Tamo Bida within the very first minute of play--the
fastest goal of the tournament so far.
Tamo Taro of DSC was adjudged as ‘best player of the day’.
DSC will meet tomorrow’s winner in the grand finale which would be played on June
The second semi final match will be played between last year’s runner up All Hija
Sports Association and Hari Sports Club tomorrow at 2 pm at same venue.
demand for early solution to refugee problem
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) held a meeting with
Joint High Power Committee (JHPC) on June 20 and reiterated its demand for early
solution to refugee problems in the state. The meeting was attended by political
secretary of state government, his team and representatives of the refugees.
Alleging rise in crimes like rape murder, extortion committed by the refugees in
different parts of the state, AAPSU flayed the state government for failing to check
them and solve the refugee issue.
While informing that the JHPC will visit the actual refugee affected places across
the state as resolved in the meeting, AAPSU appealed to all the district administrations,
particularly the department of forest and land of affected districts to prepare their
relevant documents of the issue.
Reiterating its demands and stand on refugee issue, AAPSU appealed to the people
of the state to cooperate with the apex students’ body of the state in its movement
against refugee issue.
Jr engineer assaulted
Union demands justice
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering and Water Supply
Department Worker’s Union (AAPPHE & WSDWU) has demanded the immediate arrest of the
unidentified individuals responsible for the assault on P.K Choudhary, a Junior Engineer
in PHE, Chief Office Enquiry, Itanagar.
The union informed that Choudhary was brutally and unexpectedly attacked between
11 pm and 12 pm on June 18 while on his way back home, causing severe injuries. He
is currently recuperating in R.K Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
Training on mushroom and modified loin loom
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: Training on “Mushroom and Modified Loin Loom” began at Women Technology
Park (WTP), Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills today.
Inaugurating the week-long training, Vice-Chancellor Prof. T Mibang encouraged the
participants to develop entrepreneurial skills and focus on activities that will
produce more profit. He informed that the university is going to organize many such
outreach programme in all parts of state and step toward this has already been initiated.
Earlier, the Coordinator of the WTP, Dr. Nani Tamang Jose, briefed the participants
about the objectives and purpose of the training.
RGU Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba, encouraged the participants to avail all opportunities
of the training.
Prof. Tomo. Riba, resource person also spoke on the occasion and informed about training
Twenty-five trainees from neighboring areas are attending the training.
ALBRSU threatens to launch democratic movement
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: Expressing its disappointment over the non-fulfillment of their
demands, the All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) has threatened to launch
an indefinite democratic movement against the West Siang district administration.
In a letter submitted to West Siang DC, the union said that the ultimatum submitted
to him on May 27 last has already expired on June 17 prompting the union to take
The union had demanded serious actions against all the absentee govt officers and
staff, immediate transferring of ADC Mechukha for his alleged inefficiency in tackling
frequent law and order problems in the area, termination of all govt staff involved
in Tapu Yornyi incident, up-gradation of Mechukha Police Station into SDPO post and
creation of separate Police Out Post at Moni-gong Circle, immediate posting of circle
officer at Pidi Circle, immediate up-gradation of Govt Middle School, Tato into Secondary
level and introduction of science and commerce stream in Government Higher Secondary
Bamboo and cane craft training
LONGDING, Jun 21: Ten days training on Bamboo and Cane craft concluded yesterday
at the craft centre Longding.
The training was sponsored and inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner of Longding
Shilpa Shinde on June 10 last.
During her inaugural speech she stressed on the need to build the capacity of the
people and to make optimum use of the abundant natural resource in the area and become
self sustainable. She also expressed her desire to conduct different kind of skill
training every month in the district.
Craft Council of Nagaland President Neikhozoto Savino, his assistant Langkai Konyak
were the trainers.
All together seventeen participants attended the training. The trainees were taught
to make utilities items with bamboo and cane like dustbin, tray, pen stand, flower
Circle Officer Longding Kesang Goiba attended the valedictory function of the training.
He also encouraged the trainees to put more effort and also attend more training
in future to build their own skill and not to look for the incentives or stipend.
One of the trainees said that before the training bamboo was just a grass but after
this training he saw the worth and value of bamboo. Another trainee also expressed
that it was really hard for the first few days but she began to enjoy the new art
and the team spirit. For many this training was the first ever venture to use different
tools and make different craft. DIPRO
TAH affected people deprived of compensation, alleges APVYWA
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: Alleging irregularity, nepotism and favoritism in the payment of
compensation to the people affected by Trans-Arunachal Highway of Papu Valley area
under East Kameng district, All Papu Valley Youth Welfare Association (APVYWA), in
a memorandum has urged the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to immediately stop payment
until authority conducts a ‘genuine’ and ‘proper’ survey of the properties affected
by the TAH.
It alleged payment of huge compensation to some un-effected people depriving those
people actually affected by the highway. The association further appealed to the
DC to extend the last date for submission of compensation list.
It alleged that “the authority concerned neither had given sufficient time to estimate
the properties affected by the highway nor had it conducted survey in free and fair
Capital Complex Dree Festival Football final
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: Local MLA cum Chief Patron of Capital Complex Dree Festival Celebration
Committee Techi Kaso will attend the Dree Football final as Chief Guest at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun on June 22 next.
The final match will be played between Next Generation Society (NGS) versus Service
XI in the senior category.
In the junior category SAMCO Aasthe will clash with Michi United FC. The match will
be started at 1300 hours.
Meanwhile, in another football match CCDFC XI will meet Dree Ground Development Committee.
MLA Techi Kaso will captain the CCDFC XI.
341 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Tuki appeals MLAs to contribute for Uttarakhand natural calamity victims
Death toll goes up to 207; 50,000 still stranded
Dehradun/Itanagar, Jun 21: Rescuers found 40 bodies floating in the Ganges river
near Haridwar today taking the death toll to 207 in the massive flooding in Uttarakhand,
as they intensified efforts to evacuate 50,000 people still stranded in different
inaccessible parts of the hill state.
Nearly 34,000 stranded people were evacuated in operations on a war footing launched
by multiple agencies including the Army, IAF and ITBP since the heavy monsoon rains
pounded the state a week ago.
The IAF deployed 13 more aircraft for relief and rescue work, taking to 43 the total
number of planes in operation.
Rescuers were focussing on rain-ravaged Kedarnath area where 250 people are stranded
before shifting focus to Badrinath where 9,000 people are stuck, officials said.
Arunachal Pradesh CLP leader Nabam Tuki has requested all Congress legislators of
the state to deposit one month's salary to the CM Relief Fund for onward contribution
towards relief and rehabilitation of victims of the Uttarakhand natural calamity.
AICC President Sonia Gandhi has directed all Congress MPs and Legislators to contribute
to the fund being generated for relief and rehabilitation of the victims of the disaster.
In a circular today, Tuki, in response, has appealed all Congress Legislators of
the State to contribute their one month salaries for the purpose on or before June
26 next. He also appealed all thinking citizens, irrespective of position and party
affiliations, to voluntarily donate to the fund and assured that proper receipt would
be given against all contributions, which would be exempted from income tax regulations.
"Our friends in Uttarakhand are in dire need of help. Let us lend them a helping
hand to rebuild their lives," he said in an appeal this evening.
Contributions in cash, cheque or demand draft may be deposited or drawn in favour
of the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, which would be then transferred to the fund
being generated countrywide.
While praying the Almighty to give strength to the family members of those who perished
in the natural calamity, Tuki extended solidarity on behalf of the people of Arunachal
Pradesh with their compatriots in Uttarakhand.
MMPVY in the soup !
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: The ambitious project of department of tourism department “Mukhya
Mantri Prayatan Vikash Yojna (MMPVY)” has run into troubled water as some of the
beneficiaries have complained against Apex Bank for refusing to pay the subsidy amount
as promised earlier. The group of beneficiary from East Siang district has strongly
protested the Apex Bank policy for going against laid down norms.
According to them, the department of tourism through Apex Bank are supposed to pay
Rs 3 lakh as subsidy to the beneficiary for buying vehicle under Mukhya Mantri Prayatan
Vikash Yojna. The 20% of total cost of vehicle are to be borne by beneficiary and
40% of amounting to Rs 3 lakh by department of tourism. The remaining 40% are to
be given as loan by Apex Bank. Rs 3 lakh subsidy money is supposed to be paid to
the beneficiary right after buying of vehicle. The tourism department has already
sanctioned Rs 3 crore in this regard and money has been transferred to Apex Bank.
However according to the beneficiaries bank is refusing to release the said amount
and is insisting that it will release it only after beneficiaries clear the loan
amount in 36 months duration. This has become bottleneck and beneficiaries are appealing
for immediate release of the subsidy amount.
When contacted director of tourism Taru Talo said he is not aware of any problem
and he will discuss the matter with his concern officers so that no one face any
Zonal Workshop on agriculture and allied sectors
‘Govt committed to bring changes in agri sector’
CHANGLANG, Jun 21: Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh H K Paliwal inaugurated
Zonal Workshop on agriculture and Allied sectors for the Changlang, Longding and
Tirap districts at Jairampur, Changlang district in presence of Agriculture, Horticulture,
Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Setong Sena, Agriculture and Horticulture
Department Commissioner Hage Kojen, Secretary Planning Sonam Chombey, Secretary Agriculture
and Horticulture Department C P Mansai and other dignitaries yesterday.
Addressing the house Paliwal said that the real progress can only be attained by
concentrating towards the development of agriculture and allied sectors.
Expressing his concern over the poor productivity in agricultural sector due to which
the state is not self-sufficient in terms of food grain he exhorted all the progressive
farmers to be more motivated and hardworking. He said that progress through agricultural
development is most important for growth of the economy. Informing the house that
state Government is committed to bring drastic changes under agriculture and allied
sector he said that community fence and facility of assured irrigation will be provided
on subsidies for the farmers of the three districts to ensure better productivity.
He also informed that the necessary agricultural inputs will also be provided on
subsidies and encouraged farmers opting for Poultry, Piggery and Dairy Farm.
He further expressing his concern over the poor implementation of both State and
Central Govt schemes urged them to take every scheme as a mission and utilize the
fund to the optimum level.
He hoped that the commitment of state government to make the state self-sufficient
in terms of food grain by 2017 will come true. He appreciated the suggestions made
by the respective Deputy Commissioners for improving the production and its quality.
Meanwhile, responding to the grievances apprised by the farmers Paliwal assured to
look into the matter personally.
Earlier, Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development
Setong Sena said that the productivity under agriculture sector can only be improved
through hard work. He appealed the progressive farmer for their sincere cooperation
in improving the productivity and quality. He said that if works are done together
with commitment the pace of development would definitely improve. The minister revealed
that soon an Agriculture College will be opened at Pasighat in order to produce more
agricultural experts from the state. He further said that matter is taking up with
Delhi counterparts for establishment of College for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
Science in the state.
Earlier, the Paliwal was briefed upon on the status of Agriculture and Horticulture
in the districts by the respective Deputy Commissioners. They also spoke on road
map for future development.
Deputy Commissioner Changlang Chanchal Yadav categorically mentioned that less exposure,
lack of motivation, untimely supply of inputs, absence of local availability of farm
inputs are some of the factors for poor productivity in the districts. She suggested
the farmers to perform dual cropping system.
Agriculture and Horticulture Department Commissioner Hage Kojen and Changlang Zilla
Parishad Chairperson also gave motivations to the farmers through there deliberation.
Later interactive meeting with progressive farmers and officers of the districts
were also conducted.
Audit all environment activities in state, says NCP
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh unit has strongly
urged the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India for early auditing of all
economic activities, especially the ones sponsored by Government Departments.
Indiscriminate utilization of natural resources for meeting development demands,
rapid and unplanned urbanization are adversely affecting the environment, said NCP
State President Kahfa Bengia in a release.
Further, dumping of wastes into our rivers and streams, clearing of forests for jhum
cultivation, uncontrolled and unchecked emission of harmful pollutants from few monopolized
industrial units into the environment have all contributed to degrading our environment,
The ever increasing vehicles and rapid population explosion coupled with increased
damming of the naturally flossing rivers for Hydro Power generation and aggressive
militarization of the frontiers have already started to show symptoms of global warming
and climate change and consequent risk to the existence of plant, animal and human
life, he said.
“Unfortunately the stakeholders in Arunachal, including the policy makers are in
switch off mood and there have hardly been any major policy initiatives in protection
and conservation of the environment. Although some Govt. Departments such as Environment
and Forest started allocating funds under CAMPA but such funds are shown used for
purposes other than afforestation,” he claimed.
Bengia further urged the AG Itanagar to initiate auditing of the Mega Power projects
in public as well as private sectors taking into account the presumptive and accumulative
effects on the lives and culture of the indigenous population and also recommend
necessary ameliorative measure to be taken by the Govt. and the Power Developers.
Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala
Music composed by Rajesh Roshan and Lyrics written by Ibrahim Ashq, the topic of
today’s discourse has been freshly chosen focusing on those people who are in a hotchpotch
as to ‘where to walk and how to walk’. Lately I’ve begun to feel that conquering
the terrain of Itanagar is a herculean task and most importantly ‘walking’ the streets
is indeed rocket science (WHERE IS THE IMAGINARY STREET IN ANY CASE? It’s just a
mere patch of cemented area offering little space for poor pedestrian to set foot
on). It’s not as if this thought didn’t strike my mind before, it did. But these
days am frequently directed and whenever it’s connected to running errands, I am
instantly terrified at the very thought of taking a walk. Reminisces of the travel
adventures where I had stumbled across a dozen high and low patches of land, numerous
carelessly thrown pebbles edged with pot-holes and the sudden blow of cautiousness
while walking, mentally questioning myself “Am I on the lawful side of the road?’
because the street is crowded with vehicles irrespective of whatever ‘wheelers’ and
the superman type of driving people have taken to, a poor pedestrian seems to be
a confused lot. His existence is at threat with no safe alternative to turn to.
As the cliché goes “India is a rich country lived by poor people” not everyone could
afford a vehicle and not everyone has the resilience to live with and survive the
maddening traffic coupled with zero provision for ‘aam aadmi’ walking the damaged
street. Though TATA motors have made cars and utility vehicles easy to avail, there
are still millions of people who survive in rags, middle class families fighting
to pay off the sky-rocketing educational fees and bulging price of groceries and
still worse, paupers who are sheltering on footpaths (rather a runway) who are on
the risk of being run over someday.
Hatching out of the warm and sentient lyrics of Green Day’s ‘Boulevard of broken
dreams’, the lyrics have acquired a more practical purpose now moving away from being
poetic. To comfortably quote a few lines; “I walk a lonely word…I walk this empty
street…And I’m the only one and I walk alone”, not anymore if sung on the context
of the plight of bewailing pedestrians. If you ask me, I would rather rephrase it
as, “I walk a crammed up street with the maximum chances of falling into a pit and
I am not the only one getting hurt because there are a gazillion lot like me”.
Do not misjudge me as this is not a backlash, only a concerned little piece of graffiti
on a quest for some serious attention. Till then, the battle to get pedestrian safety
is proving to be very difficult. Can they built a ‘walkable’ path for our poor stumbling
denizens, so the next time they think of taking a walk it shouldn’t be ‘A Walk To
Remember’(no soppy emotions involved) rather a path to be regularly taken and cherished.
First meeting of PMC reviews development issues
PASIGHAT, Jun 21: The first monthly developmental meeting of Pasighat Municipal Council
(PMC) was held in the DC’s conference hall today.
During the meeting various developmental issues related to the town like Urban Development,
Power, Forest, Police, PHED, Education and Health departments were discussed at various
levels during the day long consultative process, placed by the councillors and finally
the house passed various resolutions for faster development of the township on the
day. Addressing the house, the Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk appealed to the officers
to extend support to the newly constituted Municipal body and work in tandem with
them for the further development of Pasighat. He said the objective of the monthly
meeting was to understand the current status of township and to formulate the vision
by benchmarking characteristics of acceptable performance indicators for sustainable
infrastructure development and to prioritize the major needs of people. He sought
suggestions and proposals from various quarters in regard to the overall development
and progress of the town stating that many basic services will be delivered by local
municipality in coming days. The chief councillor informed the house that suggestions
are being received from various stakeholders including citizens. Ward councillors
are very closest to the communities and therefore they should be sensitive to community
views and responsive to local problems. Partnerships should be built between civil
society and local government to address all local issues, Tamuk advised.
The Deputy Councilor Otik Pertin presented a brief history of Pasighat and drew
attention on organizational restructuring in urban body. He proposed that all the
powers and functions laid in the Act, “Municipal Manual of Arunachal Pradesh” be
delegated to Pasighat Municipal Body with full trust as early as possible. He also
strongly pleaded to get authorization for issuing all kind of license, permits to
deliver smooth services to the citizens. He demanded immediate posting of municipal
magistrate and appealed the people of Pasighat to maintain communal harmony in the
The DC-cum-Municipal Executive Officer R K Mishra said success, effectiveness and
prestige of any institution rests on its functioning. He assured to conduct a workshop
for the councillors so that they can understand how municipal system works.
He stressed on health and hygiene, educational developments, improved business activities,
land management, stable law and order, peace and tranquility, sanitation and drainage
system and solid waste management and further assured to provide cooperation from
the government departments. DIPRO
State’s first Mithun Farmers’ Club inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jun 21: State’s first Mithun Farmers’ Club (MFC) was inaugurated by Kimin
EAC S Lawang at Kimin on June 19.
Speaking on the occasion, Lawang hoped that the MFC will prove immensely beneficial
to the Mithun owners and it will encourage others to form such clubs in other parts
of the state. He suggested the members to work for common cause and maintain good
relationship with officers and officials of the department concerned to get the services.
KVK Programme coordinator Dr. T Heli enlightened the participants about the role
of farmer clubs in working hand in hand for the cause of the farming communities
through PowerPoint presentations. He suggested the Mithun farmers to be more proactive
and set example for others to follow.
NABARD Deputy Manager OP Munglam advised the participants to open the personal or
the group accounts in the nearest commercial banks and avail the credit benefit schemes
available with the bank for farm enterprise.
He informed that banks are ready to finance the farmers if they repay the loan along
with interests in time. Further, he suggested the farmers to first avail small loans
and build good reputation with banks by repaying the loan amount in time. Then only
the bankers will provide loan supports for larger enterprises, he said.
Senior Member of the club Takio Kapa enlightened the participants about the importance
of Mithun and gave a brief in sight to their ‘Lungte Group’ (Community Mithun rearers,
Kimin), group activities and Mithun rearing management since 2008-09 till date.
The inaugural function was attended by team of subject matter specialist from KVK,
Papum Pare, extension officers from line departments, Panchayat leaders and progressive
farmers of the area.
The inaugural function was organized by KVK Papum-Pare under sponsorship of NABARD,
Earlier, Senior Veterinary officer Dr. Takio Taram appreciated the KVK Programme
Coordinator for timely motivation and mobilization of the Mithun Farmers’ of Kimin
for enabling inauguration of the first ever Mithun Farmers’ Club in Kimin.
It was an individual opinion
This is with the reference to the letter written by Tadar Tarish, president, Arunachal
Law Students’ Union published in your esteemed daily dated 20 June 2013. That he
has mistaken the personal opinion expressed as the organization’s statement resulting
in unnecessarily dragging Arunachal Citizen’s Rights (ACR) name in the letter. Of
course it is understood that I may be having two entities at the same time as chairperson
of ACR in social and as Taring Mama as an individual. It is not always necessary
that individual or personal opinion be taken as a statement of organization. For
example, all the statements and opinions of Tadar Tarish may not be necessarily the
statement or opinion of the Arunachal Law Students’ Union. Therefore we need to learn
to draw the line between individual or personal and social or organization opinion.
Having said this I am grateful to him for his faith in ACR that ACR can do and should
continue to do the good works which it has been doing. It is worthwhile to mention
that ACR has been always taking the issues concerning the State of Arunachal to the
international, regional and national forum. I assure him ACR will be doing it in
a greater intensity.
Coming again to the availing of the privilege or benefits of the minority and ST;
my simple understanding is that in Mizoram and Nagaland the majority of the populations
are the Christians; still they are minority in the Indian context and as far the
definition under Indian Constitution. In the same way even if Christians are majority
in some parts of the Arunachal Pradesh yet they are minority. Another example, Sikh
population may be majority in Punjab still they are minority in the Indian context
in terms of religious and linguistic minority hence they can avail minority privilege
anywhere in India.
Hence I would stick to my conviction that I can avail facilities as a ST and as a
Christian minority. But I cannot claim both in the same time for the same thing otherwise
it would be a duplicity or an overlapping. For example regarding the government job
quota there may not be reservation for minority Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Budhists,
etc. but there are for ST , SC and OBC. On the hand there may be privileges and
benefits for Christians, Muslims, etc. in promoting their religions, languages and
cultures anywhere in India according to the definition of minority by Indian constitution
which I feel is good for national interest.
CM Talent award only in paper
After several months later, I would like to remind the authority regarding CMTAS
(Chief Minister Talent Award Scheme), which was initially setup during the session
2011-12 for those students who secured excellent marks in matriculate (tenth standard)
course examination during their current period.
It was really a policy of mettle sense adopted by our state government under the
leadership of Mr. Nabam Tuki. Through this policy student will get encouragement
after finding their name among the list of achievers. Such scheme may also be helpful
to develop the spirit of education among the student to create a thumping figure
of achiever along with curiosity for his name and fame in the society.
Under this scheme (Chief Minister Talent Award Scheme) achiever was said to be felicitated
with Cash amount of Rs. 10,000 (ten thousand) and a Laptop. Impressively the cash
award was transferred to their account but another award (laptop) was never distributed.
The Modern educators give stress on “LEARNING BY DOING” or “LEARNING BY EXPERIENCE”,
it provides purposeful experience of that is seen, handled, touched and felt. So
the role of electronic device or computer for the young student are very helpful
in completing the triangular process of learning i.e., motivation, classification
Several days have passed but there is no any information regarding the award of laptop.
But once a tender notice from the planning department under the headline-“TENDER
NO. 2011-12/Plg-1, DATED 6TH OCTORBER, 2012 FOR THE SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS COMPUTER TO
GOVERNMENT OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH UNDER CHIEF MINISTER TALENT AWARD SCHEME was published.
Again it was rescheduled and published in this daily on 15th November’s publication
as “EXTENSION OF DATE; TENDER NO.2011-12/Plg-1 OPENING ON 22ND NOVEMBER INSTEAD OF
15TH NOVEMBER, 2012” by Ankur Garg, IAS, the then Secretary Planning, GoAP. Right
from that day of publication to till today no any result were seen about the award.
But again this award (Chief Minister Talent Award Scheme) was highlighted in point
no. 3 according to this daily publication of 15th June, 2013 during the Meeting of
the State Planning Board (SPB) of “ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN (AOP)” 2013-14, under the
chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Nabam Tuki.
According to this meeting, highlighted points no. 3 was for the CMTAS (Chief Minister
Talent Award Scheme):
I. Rs. 400.00 Lac has been allocated to School Education Department for awarding
cash award and Laptop to students as per eligibility during 2013-14 including to
those students whose applications had been withheld due to non submission of mandatory
information and documents last year.
II. An amount of Rs. 300.00 Lac has been provided to Planning Department for purchase
of Laptops for the students who have already been provided with cash award during
2011-12 and 2012-13.
Last but not the least; I request the concern authority not to make any false promise
and implement the award in true sense. We all aware that outlook of state as well
as nation will only change because of proper education, which we consider as a method
of changing an individual’s behavior. So do the right and get the bright.
It is unbearable to keep silent now. The vandalism of a petrol pump has broken the
last thread of my patience. I highly despise the current AAPSU team; they have been
headache of general public & administration since time of their election last year.
I can’t forget how capital was closed down for days together due to their election
related incident. Similar situation was seen in Ziro where their election miserably
failed. Large cache of arms and ammunition were reported to have been recovered
from AAPSU delegates at Ziro. Arms ranging from rifles to hand grenades were reported
to found, these are arms are impossible for civilians to posses. They are used by
Indian army or by militant outfits like Al-Qaeda, Hizbul Muzahiddin etc.
In current incident, as per Tony Pertin’s letter, his petrol depot was damaged due
to his objection to give free fuel to AAPSU. Even a police officer on duty was attacked
by those goons. Later AAPSU president gives a statement regretting the damaging of
petrol depot by unknown persons. I must enlighten Mr President that his presence
at the site during incident has already been witnessed by inspector Khiksi Yangfo,
a well known police officer of Naharlagun police station. The activities of office
bearers of AAPSU has brought worst remarks to union more than anyone else and certainly
more than Mr. Pertin’s line in Facebook. It was in prehistoric time that AAPSU for
the welfare of Arunachalees played the role of opposition in our state, where every
dog, cat, insect etc. wants to be with ruling party, but presently credit to their
violent incidents, extortion and type of arms they possess AAPSU is more like
banned outfit. AAPSU owe an apology to entire students of Arunachal for damaging
the image. Now I ask AAPSU not to start targeting media houses for publishing general
Please do not vandalize public and private properties
As appeared in various local English dailies, the vandalization of NRL petrol pump
at Nahurlagun by the AAPSU activist is unfortunate and uncalled for. Any differences
between the premier student body of the state and proprietor of the NRL petrol pump
could have been solved amicably, instead of taking the law into the hand.
The rule of law is always paramount in any civilized society. No one is above the
law but he or she is destined to rule of law by his or her misdeed.
The unleashing and vandalizing of private property of NRL petrol pump in the heart
of the capital city is eye opener for the society. The motto of premier students
union is - learn to serve, is negating the factual motto of the student’s organization
of the state. Our student leaders are supposed to be the torch bearer of the society
in the state and people expect them to dedicatedly remove evils of the society. Instead
of this, the society at large in the state is very saddened with the manner our intellectual
forum is heading towards to setting bad trends in the state, without realizing the
My ardent appeal to the premier students union of the state i.e. AAPSU, please do
not vandalize any public and private property of the state, because these properties
belongs to our own people and these are very essential assets of our state.
Furthermore, I beg to appeal to AAPSU, instead of doing all this unethical deeds,
please concentrate on vexed issues confronted by the state i.e. inter- state boundary
dispute, refugee issue and to fight corruption in the state confronted by holistically.
Raha T Amit
Thank you for saving me
At around 4 pm last Saturday the 15th of June 2013, on the way to my home in Seijosa
this incident took place. Shortly after crossing Biswanath Chariali, a familiar
white Scorpio vehicle overtook me which I followed till ‘Sootea tiniali’ where I
had planned to turn right for the shorter way to ‘Itakhola’. Stopping to think why
the Scorpio had not done so too, I simply let it carry on and turned right but suddenly
a two wheeler banged against the right rear tyre of my vehicle. The rider of the
bike who actually smiled made me feel it was okay and I could move on, but a crowd
began shouting rushing towards me asking me to park and get out of the vehicle. Still
being inside the car, a man from outside punched me in the ear to blow off my senses.
I opened the door to step out but someone else pushed back asking me to just move
Still out of lights I said I’m getting out again trying to open the door but more
people including women were pushing me back urging me to go. Few people in front
were blocking my way but were also being dragged back by others waving at me to just
go on which finally I did. For some time after that I still went on cursing my bad
This happened few days ago and should have been forgotten as a stray incident, but
my mind was restless not with rage but gratitude, which could be relieved only if
I thanked openly. Being used to frequent hostile mobs in Assam, this time it happened
the other way round when an irate lot were outnumbered by crowds of helpful folks
who came to the rescue. Totally out of conscience then I couldn’t think that I had
been hugely overshadowed and also had responsibility for a sick brother and two minors
whom I shudder to think could have been lost had we not been saved by those good
Through this letter I want to express my realization and whole hearted gratitude
to those fine people, that for such kind acts, one can also be very grateful. I cannot
recall any of the faces from that incident except for the one who punched me, but
he now only comes to my mind as a humorist who was taking part in a God’s play.
Thank You again people of Sootea, Sonitpur district, Assam.
Defer bandh call
This is in response to the 12 hour capital bandh called on 26th of this Month by
All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum and the Arunachal Pradesh Students Organization.
We the student of Arunachal Law student are having our Final Semester Exam.
I personally request these two organizations to defer its bandh call as on the same
day I have to attend my Final Paper which got back lock last year that too due to
bandh call by some organization as I have to travel all the way from Chandranagar
to Lekhi village to attend my exam.
Lastly in view of students of ALA, and for all those giving their examinations I
urge the organization to defer the bandh call in some other suitable date whereas,
student community may not suffer.
Decline in global poverty
The number of people living on less than $1.25 per day has decreased dramatically
in the past three decades, from half the citizens in the developing world in 1981
to 21 percent in 2010, despite a 59 percent increase in the developing world population.
However, a new analysis of extreme poverty released by the World Bank shows that
there are still 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty, and despite recent
impressive progress, Sub-Saharan Africa still accounts for more than one-third of
the world's extreme poor.
The note, "The State of the Poor: Where are the Poor and Where are the Poorest?,"
using data released in the latest World Development Indicators, shows that extreme
poverty headcount rates have fallen in every developing region between 1981 and 2010.
And both Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) seem
to have turned a corner entering the new millennium. After steadily increasing from
51 percent in 1981 to 58 percent in 1999, the extreme poverty rate fell 10 percentage
points in SSA between 1999 and 2010 and is now at 48 percent - an impressive 17 percent
decline in one decade. In LAC, after remaining stable at approximately 12 percent
for the last two decades of the 20th century, extreme poverty was cut in half between
1999 and 2010 and is now at 6 percent.
However, despite its falling poverty rates, Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region
in the world for which the number of poor individuals has risen steadily and dramatically
between 1981 and 2010. There are more than twice as many extremely poor people living
in SSA today (414 million) than there were three decades ago (205 million). As a
result, while the extreme poor in SSA represented only 11 percent of the world's
total in 1981, they now account for more than a third of the world's extreme poor.
India contributes another third (up from 22 percent in 1981) and China comes next,
contributing 13 percent (down from 43 percent in 1981).