AAPSU to analyse white paper on hydro projects
Federal Assembly accords priority to education sector, calls for university status
to JN College
ZIRO, June 27: The second session of the 24th Federal assembly of All Arunachal
Pradesh Students Union at Ziro has adopted six points resolution demanding top priority
to education sector including infrastructure development, renovation and maintenance
of dilapidated schools and colleges of the state, proportionate distribution of teachers
in every school on need base manner and permanent demarcation of various educational
institution of the state.
In one of the important decisions, the federal assembly also adopted resolution for
Upgradation of Jawaharlal Nehru Collage Pasighat into State University and establishment
of Arunachal Scout Head Quarter- cum- Training Centre at Kathan Village under Lohit
After analysing the white paper from the State Government about the Hydro Power Project,
AAPSU resolve to take necessary step as deem fit.
It was also resolved that Chakma and Hajong and interstate boundary issues will
be persuaded with more vigor and AAPSU should explore new ways and means to check
fake document viz- PRC/ST/ LPC/TL/. etc possessed by refugee and non indigenous in
The Speaker of the Federal Assembly Chera Tamak while expressing satisfaction over
the cooperation extended by the participants to his team for the peaceful and successful
conduct of the Federal Assembly, exuded hope that with coming together of young student
leaders from various nook and corner of the state the resolution of the concluded
Assembly will bear fruits in the coming days.
He reminded the young leaders and central executive members of the AAPSU to use the
platform meticulously as they have limited time for the betterment of the Society.
He signed off by saying “Leaders will come and go but the institute of AAPSU will
Earlier, the second day of the Federal Assembly once again witnessed vociferous debate
and motion put in by various district students unions.
The notable debate put in the second session was the up gradation of Jawaharlal Nehru
College, Pasighat to state university which was moved by Sunday Dupak, General Secretary
of All East Siang District Students’ Union.
To garner the house support, Sunday elaborated that JNC is the premier college of
the state and has contributed much to the growth of the state since its establishment
in the year 1964. “But in recent time the premier college is in shamble due to utter
negligence on the part of the State Government”, he said. He also added that the
college has enough land with 230 Acres in its possession of which hardly 35% is being
harnessed. The College was accredited B++ (COLLEGE FOR POTENTIAL OF EXCELLENCE by
the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2006 for its overall
performance down the years.
The other notable discussion put forth by various federal units was for cohesive
relation between the apex students union and its federal unit. Taking part in the
debate All Papumpare District Students’ Union President Nabam John opined that in
many cases the central executive members of AAPSU do not disseminate its course of
movement in various issues which greatly hindered the mass participation of students
thus becoming a stumbling block for cordial working atmosphere among different federal
units with AAPSU. Endorsing the APPDSU, the All East Kameng Students Union President
Tukfi Riang went further by saying that image of AAPSU is paramount and central executive
leaders who are in Union need to be cautious while carrying themselves out in public.
Cry of a Journalist
By Taba Ajum
ITANAGAR, June 27: On 20th June at around 6 PM, I reached my ‘The Arunachal Times’
office hurriedly after seeing off a friend at Ganga market bus stand. As I yelled
out to my office boy to open door for me, two policemen also came out.
While rushing out, the office boy told the two cops that I am an employee of A. Times
and so no need to worry. Once I got inside, my colleagues told me that two policemen
were there as part of security cover after media were threatened by previous day
by supporters of some political leaders.
At first instant it did not affect me but as I got down and started working, seeing
policemen around in my own office made me very sad. Across the world, media houses
are considered to most neutral of all and hardly are targeted except for few exceptional
cases. On that particular day all the media house of capital was working under police
protection. I was not angry with those people who were threatening media house but
feeling of helplessness over entire situation made me feel bitter. At that very moment
I almost felt like giving up this journalism profession.
It was last October, when The Arunachal Times offered me to join them, that I decided
to come back to my own state after spending 7 years outside in places like Mysore
and Delhi. Desire of wanting to give back something to society and feeling that in
my own state I can freely work made me to come back beside family obligations. But
things are not as rosy as I thought. When I first joined Arunachal Times, many of
my friends advised me that with savings of my first few month of salary I should
either buy a 'gun' for my safety or carry ‘dao’. I thought they were joking and passed
of their suggestion with a smile. Since childhood we have been taught that pen is
mightier than sword but am sorry to say in Arunachal sword seem to be mightier than
This poor journalist can’t afford to buy a gun, so maybe I have to give a serious
thought of carrying a ‘dao’ to office for safety, if I wish to do justice to my journalism
profession. Also people in Arunachal have some sort of misconception about the role
of media. The duty of media is to inform and educate public about various issues
and then it is responsibility of citizens to take forward such issue to next level.
But sadly in our state though we journalist raise various issues, participation
of citizens is almost non-existent. Other than student activism, ordinary citizen
hardly takes part in any social oriented activists.
Also media persons strongly feel that they have not been given their due share by
Arunachalee society. Despite working under hostile condition, people of this state
only talk in negative line about media. Not a single week goes off without media
house getting threatening call or journalist being abused or bullied in their own
office. Virtually journalist communities live on the edge. It’s very unfair on the
part of people to expect journalist to sacrifice everything for society. We media
person too have a family and we also have family obligations. There are brother,
sister, uncle, aunty, husband, wife and many more waiting at home.
People of this state need to understand media persons are also normal human being
and want to live a peaceful life like any other citizen. It’s time they stop expecting
media people to play role of ‘Shaktiman or Spiderman’.
Many of the bright Arunachalee journalists in past has left this profession looking
for greener pasture after their bitter experiences. If same attitude continues not
many people will take up this profession. It’s been 8 months since I joined The Arunachal
Times and now even I am having second thoughts about continuing in this profession
seeing negative attitude of fellow Arunachalee towards media persons in general.
Vyang Yirang: An ideal combination of beauty and brain
ITANAGAR, June 27: On a drizzly dusk of June 19 2010, a memorable moment was inscribed
on the pages of Arunachal history by a gracious and beautiful belle Vyang Yirang,
hailing from a far flung region, Mebo in East Siang District by fetching the prestigious
‘Fa Fresh & Gorgeous - North East style Icon’ title, sponsored by Fa - an international
cosmetics company, at Guwahati, Assam.
Dedicating the conquest to her beloved parents and the state, she disclosed jubilantly,
‘the blessing and tremendous support of my parents has helped me to accomplish this
greatest moment of my life.
It would have been dreams on paper without their support, she added emotionally.
Besides idolizing her diligent parents, she is an ardent admirer of state’s prominent
woman social activist Jarjum Ete, and a zealous fan of her closet friend, Nana.
It has been an arduous journey for a girl belonging to an interior place like Mebo,
but the upshot has been exalting and I’m glad, I had my tryst with destiny, she said
Her triumph on such a huge platform has brought laurel to the state as she is the
first Arunachalee to win the title and also the first from the state to win a beauty
pageant outside the state. The feat has also bestowed her with six months modeling
contract with Fa and a reputed fashion agency, Le- Modelle, which is also a first
for any Arunachalee girl.
God fearing and ambitious, she struggled against all odds to achieve this rare feat.
There were 3 other contestants from Arunachal but they couldn’t cross the barrier.
Amidst 22 finalists from various parts of the North East, her mesmerizing beauty
and brilliance impressed the judges from film and fashion industry.
I’m so happy that the crown has been won by my friend and fellow Arunachalee, she
was the most deserving candidate for the title because of her simplicity, style,
beauty and brilliance, said her friend and competitor Tana Yamin.
Born in a Christian family, she is the daughter of Anam Yirang and Eving Yirang.
Academically, she has excelled brilliantly with first class results in class X and
class XII. An alumnus of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, she did her schooling
from VKV Sunpura and Gyan Ganga Vidyapeeth, Itanagar and presently pursuing her Master’s
in Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing.
Describing about herself she said, ‘I have incurred my simple and selfless nature
from my grandparents. I admire them as the cutest couple in the world, adding nostalgically
she divulges, ‘they fell in love during the wars, when my grandpa was defending the
border from Chinese intrusion in 1962.’
Amicable and down to earth, she has also won the Ms Arunachal crown in 2008-2009,
Ms Siang 2007 first runner up, Ms College 2008 and Ms Youth Queen 2006 crowned by
Celina Jaitley former Miss India and famous movie star. Her hobby includes travelling,
reading, music, dancing and driving. She is also very fond of animals, soccer and
Besides confiding to turn into a pure vegetarian, she suggested the youths to stay
away from drugs and to approach their goals with confidence and optimism no matter
As a matter of fact, she has achieved what most of the girls her age could only dream
of, setting a paradigm for all Arunachalee girls, to believe in what they do and
pursue it with passion and devotion. In fact, the state government should acknowledge
such young achievers who bring laurel to the state with their ability and fortitude.
Society distributes relief
ITANAGAR, June 27: Orphan Trust Society (OTS) has distributed relief materials to
12 landslide affected families at Baki, Siyum circle in Upper Subansiri on June 24
Two people were reportedly dead and six other injured in a sudden landslide in the
midnight of June 23 last at Baki. Eight houses were reportedly washed away while
four houses partially damaged.
Meanwhile, the Society again appealed the Govt, particularly the relief and rehabilitation
department to take necessary step for early relief and rehabilitation to the people.
NCP leader T G Baki also urged the state Govt to take corrective measures to prevent
recurrence of landslide incidents in Upper Subansiri.
Mengio sports club launched
ITANAGAR, June 27: The newly formed Mengio Sports Club was formally launched in an
impressive function held at Naharlagun yesterday.
The importance of games and sports, job opportunities being provided to sportspersons
by government and awareness on sports were the main points discussed during the inaugural
Arunachal Taek-Won-Do Association general secretary Tarak Tagling in his speech informed
the gathering about job facilities being offered to meritorious sportspersons by
Arunachal Karate Do Association president Bulang Marik said that many people within
our country still do not have idea about Arunachal and its people. We can give our
identity to the rest of the world through games and sports activities as it is the
best way to show one’s own identity. Marik, who himself is a beneficiaries of Govt’s
Sports quota, said that one can also earn livelihood through sports. He exhorted
the youths of Mengio area to practice Karate to win more laurels for the state.
Anchal Samity Member of Mengio Tarak Passang highlighted some ground realities in
regards to rural sports which are to be rectified. He said in a humourous sense that
some of our karate players apply the effect of karate soon after they complete a
week’s course. Also in football in our area, the first target of some players is
to injure rival player! but not the goal ! He asked the players to give up such mentality
and play the sport with true sportsman spirit. He hoped that the newly formed sports
club would help create awareness on games and sporting activities at Mengio area.
Association oppose posting of officer
ITANAGAR, June 27: Likabali Youth Volunteer Association has said that Ibom Tao, EAC
Basar should continue at his posting place as his tenure is yet not over. The association
further making known its displeasure at reported move of the government to transfer
Tao to Likabali said that during his earlier stint as CO cum BDO, people were at
the receiving ends for five long years.
Adviser to CM
ITANAGAR: Former Advisor to Chief Minister Nanom Jamoh, whose services were discontinued
before the last Assembly Election due to enforcement of model code of conduct has
been re-appointed as advisor to Chief Minister on Women Welfare.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council under the aegis of National Rural Health
Mission Arunachal Pradesh is organizing two days training on the subject, ‘Neonatal
Care’ from June 28 which will be held at Conference Hall, Directorate of Health Services,
UAEA says no to extension of deputation
ITANAGAR: The Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers’ Association (UAEA) has urged the
Govt not to regularise the services of contractual JEs and opposed the extension
of the deputation of officers.
The union demanded that all the engineers working on deputation should be sent back
to their parent departments to pave the way for advertisement of the backlog posts.
Draftsmen who were illegally appointed to the posts of AUPO should also be sent
back to their earlier posts, it said. It also demanded trans Arunachal Highway as
separate department from PWD. UAEA further said that Govt should consider its demands
at the earliest to avoid agitation like dharna.
Merger of society
ITANAGAR, June 27: The Tayam Brah Brothers’ Capital Complex Youth Interim Committee
in a meeting held here yesterday has unanimously resolved to amalgamate with Chem
Abo Welfare Society (CAWS) . After the merger the society will be known as Tayam
Brah Tabo Welfare Society (TBTWS).
ITANAGAR, June 27: The All Leporiang Students’ Union (ALSU) has expressed resentment
over the alleged beating up of Dr Tana Talin by Naharlagun Police following an incident
which took place at A sector on June 19 last involving a Tata Mobile owner. It said
the incident happened when the officer was on duty to collect medicine from Itanagar.
The Union said that the doctor is still under treatment and demanded the authorities
to take the matter seriously for delivering justice.
When enquired, City SP said, officer was arrested for trespassing the house of the
Tata Mobile owner. However, later he was released by the court. SP further said,
the arrested person was not beaten up.