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2010

June - 05

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CEC to join governor in World Environment Day celebration

ITANAGAR, June 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh crusading towards Cleaner, Greener and Plastic free Arunachal Pradesh will be joined by the Chief Election Commissioner Navin B Chawla in the World Environment Day celebration at Sinki View, Itanagar tomorrow.

Chawla, who is on a two-day visit to the State, will also visit the Bamboo Processing Centre at Poma on the day.

Itanagar Deputy Commissioner Padmini Singla said, in an endeavour to inculcate clean environment habits amongst the denizens, effort is there to include all in programme. All together, 800 seedlings from eleven species, including Bohera, Bokul, Jamun, Bogi Poma, Camper, Arjun, Lali Poma and Gold mohar will be planted on the day. Students from different schools, security personnel, NGOs including North East Development Welfare Society will be taking part. It may be noted, at the initiative of the Governor, Muskan Welfare Society led by the State First Lady Anupama Singh organized a plantation programme on August 16 last in which large number of native tree species were planted in the Raj Bhawan complex making the area a manifestation zone featuring all economical viable and important trees of Arunachal Pradesh. PRO to Raj Bhawan

 

Villagers allege misuse of NREGA funds

Correspondent

Roing, June 4: Poblung-B villagers of Dambuk sub-division in Lower Dibang Valley have alleged gross misappropriation under the 100 days National Rural Employment Guarantee Acts (NREGA) and have demanded immediate constitution of an enquiry committee to check the pilferage of funds under the programme. According to the complaint letter to DC, the villagers alleged 11 ASMs and 11 GPMs have selected 6 beneficiaries each from within their family and used the money without doing any work.

The complaint further claimed that the BDO Dambuk deducted Rs 19 lakhs for govt. royalty out of Rs 49 Lakhs from the programme while adding that 45 days wages were given instead of 100 days.

The villagers furthermore said that request to the BDO to give the list of NREGA beneficiaries were ignored.

Meanwhile, the villagers insisted that NREGA be  implemented as per the guidelines to ensure uniform livelihood to all the poor villagers of Poblung-B.

 

Efforts to restore Roing-Anini road

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Repairing work is going on at war footing to restore road communication between two district headquarters of Dibang and Lower Dibang Valley district.

While informing this, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Rajesh Tacho said that he has instructed the chief engineer, Project Udayak, C/O 99 APO Dum Duma to speed up their repairing works in between Anini and Roing so that road communication could be restored immediately.

He also informed that adequate essential medicines sanctioned by the chief minister from his relief fund would be reaching Dibang Valley within few days.

It may be mentioned here that Dibang Valley district remained cut off from rest of the world for the last two months due to flood.

 

Lower Subansiri DM urges private boarding schools to ensure safety measures

ZIRO, June 4: The Lower Subansiri District Magistrate Sadhana Deori in an executive order here today has directed all the authorities of private boarding schools of Lower Subansiri to provide a clean and conducive hostel premises and to take precautions to combat any form of disaster and accident in the school premises and to strengthen the security system of the schools.

Pointing out that many of the schools has poor safety measure especially for tackling fire hazards, congested hostel rooms with single exit and unhygienic conditions of toilet and bathrooms, the District Magistrate, asked the school authorities to make available adequate fire fighting equipments like fire extinguishers, sand, water tanks etc within the school premises.

All hostel rooms should have at least two exits with proper illumination including in the passages and exits,  she added.  Improvement of hygienic standards in the hostels for clean and healthy premises with proper drainages etc. and proper verification of antecedents of all employees to avoid employment and anti-social elements are the other areas where the DM stressed for immediate attention of the school authorities.

This directive was issued after the Board of Officers constituted to assess and verify the safety and security measures taken by various schools submitted its reports with the findings that most of the schools are yet to adhere to the safety measures of the schools.

The violators of the order warned of legal action under section 188 Cr. P.C. DIPRO

 

Bandh vis-a-vis Total Pollution Free Day

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, June 4: The bandh culture is not a new thing in Arunachal Pradesh and the country as a whole.

The statutory authorities term it as illegal and try its level best to denounce bandh culture while the pressure groups resort to bandh as their only weapon to  express grievances and register protest  to the Govt against what they think inappropriate and injustice.

Not only the government but every citizen also disapproves bandh calls.

Besides the functioning of the Govt,  other  most affected communities are daily wage earners and petty businessmen who mainly deal on perishable goods and fresh vegetable.

However, when we look at the other side of the bandh calls, we find some beneficial outcome too. Bandh calls directly or indirectly help us to fight against global warming and conserving or saving energy up to some extent.

Though everybody talk about conservation of energy and reduction of carbon emission, but we human being hardly follow the nature’s instruction and the duty given to every human being for the existence of the mother earth.

Just imagine, if our state or the whole of India could manage a Total Pollution Free Day in a year by imposing restriction on the movement of vehicles, working of industries, factories by keeping aside our one-day economic activities and benefits by enacting or framing a new amendment, it would tremendously help our earth in containing global warming.

I am not justifying bandh, and many may disapprove the suggestion, but if we dig deep into the activities of every government and establishment,  we can see every establishment in our country maintain off-day in a week.

It is in this circumstances, observing a total pollution free day by the people, besides holding national and international level conference and  seminar  on global warming and energy conservation, in a year  will do wonder.

The Govts and Front ranking NGOs should ponder upon the suggestion. We have nothing to lose if we observe a total pollution free day in our state and the country.

A beginning should be made somewhere!

 

East Kameng bids adieu to Pige Ligu, Tope Bam joins as new DC

ANSU resents tranfer of East Kameng DC, demands committee on transfer and posting of Class-I Govt officers

SEPPA, Jun 4:  Out going Deputy Commissioner, Pige Ligu was given a warm farewell today while Tope Bam has taken over the charge of the DC Seppa on same day.

 Ligu was posted to Seppa on 30th June last year and is credited with  many developmental activities within a short span of time .   East Kameng Social and Cultural Welfare Organization (EKSCWO), expressed its dissatisfaction over the unexpected transfer of Pige Ligu and termed the transfer of Ligu as unfortunate.  His arrival to the district last year had heralded many developmental activities which was not witnessed in many decades, he said.

The apex social and cultural organization’s chairman Dr. Kaya Lapung while expressing his thankfulness to the out going DC for his keen initiative for all-round development of the district, said that  the developmental activities like drainage system, widening of road and many other important development  has started only after the arrival of Pige Ligu as DC Seppa.  He further lauded Ligu for the peaceful conduct of the  last assembly election in the district.

The organization also extended their welcome to new DC Tope Bam and hoped that Bam shall follow the footstep of Pige Ligu in shaping the future of the district. (DIPRO)

Itanagar: All Nyishi Students Union  (ANSU) today expressed deep dismay over the ‘hasty transfer’ of Pige Ligu, the Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng district. The union urged the state govt. to uniformly apply the rule of law to all and to constitute a committee particularly for the transfer and posting of class-I Govt. officers to avoid ‘hasty and political punishment in future’.

Taking a serious exception to  the transfer, ANSU president Niglar Veo in a release said, it is an unfortunate action on the part of the state govt. It needs to refrain from such impulsive and unprecedented decision at the behest of few, the release said.

Pointing out that the posting of Pige Ligu as DC  has not completed even a year, ANSU said he had been putting all his effort particularly in the mission of beautification of Seppa Town in close co-ordination with the local and elected representatives of the district.

He has been transferred all on a sudden in spite of  his best endeavour and performance, which is shocking to all, the union said and demanded explanation from the highest administrative authority of the state under what circumstances such a hasty action was taken.  

Expressing concerned at the ‘abnormal system of the govt. policy on transfer and posting of officers as political threat and punishment’,  the  Union urged the state Govt. to immediately stop the policy of “throw-out and throw-in’ and rather insist on the adopted rule of the transfer and posting policy of the state govt.

 

CM condoles death of Tikhak

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today expressed deep shock and sadness at the death of Yan Tikhak, former member of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, who breathed his last yesterday morning.

In a condolence message to the wife of Late Tikhak, the CM said, “in his death we have lost a great public face, who served the state in different capacities.

Tikhak was the first Arunachalee member of the APPSC and served the commission for six long years.  Initially starting his career as Circle officer way back in NEFA days, Tikhak had been engaged in various social upliftment activities and had been a life time member of the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribal’s Rights (Protection) Organization.

Meanwhile, Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation, Sammanoy Gut Cooperative Society  condoles the untimely death of Tikhak.

In a condolence, the Society said, his demise came as painful shock to all.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today deeply mourned the passing away of State’s first Arunachalee member of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APCC) Yan Tikhak.

"Late Tikhak was a multifaceted personality, who left his indelible marks in whichever field he worked. He would always be remembered for his commitment to the cause of indigenous people of the state as the life member of the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Rights (Protection) Organization," APCC president and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki said in a condolence message.

 

CEWU  demands wages under central rules

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: While opposing NHPC authority’s proposal for implementing the rate of wages for labourers working under NHPC as fixed by the State Government, the Contract Employees and Worker Union has demanded wages for those labourers as fixed by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment from time to time.

Describing the decision arbitrary since the labourers are working under NHPC but not State Government, the union demanded for reconstitution of MoA between the State Government and the NHPC authority, if the minimum rate of wages of government is to be implemented.

"There should be no contract labourers system and all contract labourers working under NHPC in Arunachal Pradesh must be enlisted as casual labourers under Labour Law, if the authority is proposing to implement the minimum rate of wages of the State Government," the union demanded. "They must also be provided all facilities which are being enjoyed by govt. casual workers," the Union added.

 

Appeal for reschedule the conference

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) highlighting their grievances appealed to All Lower Subansiri District Students’ Union, VIII General Conference Chairman to reschedule the date of ALSU conference scheduled on June 29 to second week of August.

The union has already decided to organise ARASU Meet Day in the month of July and AAPSU is also organising the federal day meet from June 24-27, it said.

 

4th GB Meeting of GH Pasighat held

PASIGHAT, June 4: The 4th Governing Body Meeting of Hospital Management Society of the General Hospital, Pasighat was held in the Hospital Conference Hall yesterday.

The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of HMS Onit Panyang while suggesting the hospital authority to provide better and advanced treatment with latest technology appealed the HMS to shoulder big responsibilities as the hospital would also cater to the health care needs of the neighboring districts like West Siang, Upper Siang and Lower Dibang Valley in addition to East Siang.

During the meeting the Governing Body approved all the appropriate demands of the HMS like renovation of kitchen, Septic Labour Room, Operation Theater, Pathological Laboratory, Dispensary Room, Post Mortem Room, ICU, installation of Dialysis Unit and all season minor works for repairing of Toilet, water supply, electricity and civil works etc. The GB also gave approval of Rs. 5 lacs of ongoing works done (under corpus fund) during 2009-10. The DC also assured that he would put his best efforts to provide financial assistance for procurement of Upper GI endoscope (Video scope).

Earlier, the DDHS-cum-Vice Chairman Dr. K. Lego (Sr. Surgical Specialist) thanked local MLA Bosiram Siram for his contributions for the progress of the hospital and informed that the hospital is doing the best to enhance the safety and quality of health services for the benefit of patients, visitors, employees advancing and developing the professional practice of health care risk management with a mission to achieve full-fledged ISO standard in the country soon.

He also thanked MLA Ralom Borang for his assurance to donate a ‘High Power Transformer’ to improve the power supply for smooth operation of X-Ray unit, USG, Blood Bank and Operation Theater and financial assistance in establishing a Heamodylysis Unit to the hospital for benefit of needy patients.

The Medical Superintendent Dr. Onik Moyong briefed about the detail expenditure statement and work done during the year 2009-10 and also highlights the future plans with power point presentation on the day. DIPRO

 

Yampi qualifies PhD

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Radhe Yampi qualified for the award of the Degree of Doctor  Philosophy (PhD) in Anthropology for her thesis Religious Specialists of the Apatanis.

The degree will be conferred on her at the next convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University.

 

Union Prog

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union President Niglar Veo would attend as chief guest at function  to be oragnised by All Nyishi Students’ Union Upper Subansiri District Unit at Liruk, Daporijo on June 12.

 

ASM demands posting of subject teachers  

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Anchal Samity Member cum Village Education Committee Chairperson Mori, West Siang District Yalek Tatak appealed the Education Minister to post subject teachers and sanction fund for construction of girls and boys hostel and teacher quarters immediately at government Middle School Mori, West Siang District. She said that though the school was established in 1955 but till today have not been even able to produce a single Doctor, engineer or Administrator.

Lamenting over the poor performance of students, she termed the lack of infrastructure including teachers quarter and shortage of subject teachers as the prime factor for the poor performance.

She said that there are no hostels in the institution and due to lack of quarters, the teachers could only manage four hours of work a day.

 

Speed up development works: Union

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students Union (APCYGTSU) have expressed serious concern over lack of speed in various developmental works being carried out in Palin and Yangte circle. Recently team of APCYGTSU lead by its president Hura Tadek visited Palin and Yangte circle and found that developmental work is going on snail pace.

In this regard, union has urged local authorities to speed up the work especially concerning crucial health and educational sector. The students of government higher secondary school Palin, government secondary school Yangte, Chambang and Lumba are facing serious problems due to poor infrastructure, union added. The student body has requested concern authorities and local contractors to complete hostel building and school as per stipulate time given by higher authority.

APCYGTSU has further demanded immediate completion of primary health centre building at Yangte within one month. In addition, they have requested authorities not to issue bill without proper verification of work carried out by contractors.

Further union has sought immediate construction of infrastructure building of ADC office at Pania. Union also asked shopkeepers of Palin town to sell their goods at right price while adding that Bazaar welfare committee should maintain a fixed price.

 

Society demand adequate posting of teachers

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Totpu Panchayat Youth Welfare Society has appealed to the Govt, particularly education department to  post subject teachers at Govt Residential School, Totpu under Parang Circle.

In a letter to Papum Pare DDSE,  the Society  informed that the   Totpu Govt school has been running without adequate teachers for last many years. As a results,  the students show poor performance in the examinations, the society said.

Most  of the schools in interior areas are running without adequate teachers for last many years, the Society said while adding that the students of interior areas can also perform well  and excel in any competition if  adequate teachers are posted in interior schools.

 

ToT on planning and implementation of SGSY ends

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The five-day long Training of Trainers (ToT) on Planning and Implementation of SGSY for District Officers and Resource Person concluded here today. The training was conducted by SIRD Itanagar.

In his inaugural address, Director SIRD stressed on awareness for beneficiaries, implementing agencies and banking sectors about the concept of SGSY.

Dr. T.G. Ramaiah, Assistant Professor from NIRD, Hyderabad, Course Director in inaugural session explained various lacunas in implementation of the schemes under  SGSY. He stressed on the need of dedicated and sincere officers and staff for the success of SHG approach for poverty-eradication and self-employment.

He suggests the participants to adopt the activities that are suitable to SHGs of Arunachal Pradesh. He also emphasized on formations of SHG federation and registration under Arunachal Pradesh Mutual Aided Cooperative Society Act for benefit of SHGs and hence poverty alleviation.

 

ITBP to distribute Fish seeds & saplings

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 4: On the occasion of the World Environment Day tomorrow, the 10th Bn ITBP stationed at Kimin, under its Civic Action Programme, will distribute Fish Seeds and Fruit Saplings to local populace of Kimin area.

 

AMSU refutes Press statement

ITANAGAR: All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU) has refuted the news item that appeared in some local dailies that it had sought the intervention of the Governor to stop illegal extraction of mineral resources from Lohit district.

The union further clarified that AMSU had neither taken up the issue nor has any plan to take up the mineral issue. The union described it an act of person with vested interest to serve his own selfish interests.

 

Home dept to ensure safety and security of tourists

NAHARLAGUN: The Home Minister Tako Dabi has assured the cooperation and assistance of Police personnel to tourists for their safe and secure stay in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dabi while appreciating the increase in inflow of tourists to Arunachal Pradesh, informed that during the period from January 2010 to May 2010, some 16,439 tourist visited the state with a big concentration in West Kameng and Tawang Districts while some 40 foreign tourists visited the state.

Police personnel are always present to help both the domestic and foreign tourists in every location of the districts to ensure their safety, he said. DIPR

 

ASSU supports APPDSU

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) has extended support to All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) on their move seeking cancellation of land possessing certificate issued by additional deputy commissioner in Sagalee town. Union said cancellation of LPC will serve the interest of the general public of Sagalee.

 

Association renamed

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The nomenclature of the Hill Miri Welfare Association Upper Subansiri district, an NGO registered in 1987, has been renamed as Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA). At the same time a new 13-member governing body headed by TK Martem as president was also constituted.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Joro Doka, Sishu Dodum and MLA Tapuk Taku have been selected as President, General Secretary and Chief Patron of All East Kameng Public Motors Transport Federation in meeting held at Seppa recently.

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Michi Welfare Society, Itanagar mourns the sudden demise of Michi Tajang, who died on May 31 last.

He was one of the founder members of the Michi Welfare Society, Itanagar

The members of the society observed two minutes silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Let us look at the positive side

Dear Editor,

The letter by Khamjat Ajang published in your daily regarding the Bos Frontalis Festival,  is an unnecessary meddling of suspicion on organizing committee’s conducive mentality. Let us not only think but be practical, what could be the logic behind rock music competition which is wrongly interpreted as western musical bonanza. Little knowledge proved dangerous once again; in simple language the musical dhoom-dhaams was enjoyed by many not only young but people of all ages and was not the only affair in the Festival. It is not surprising to learn as only few takes the steps forward to do something but those seriously advising on the concern towards the mithun are confined just in few sentences in media as an advice for Mithun painting competition, Mithun designing on traditional attires, Mithun breeding training, forest protection seminars for youth, etc. For kind information to all, the organizing committee throughout the event maintained a time frame diligently. There is nothing as such which has only merits sides. Let us look to the positive outcome of the fact and not be disparager.

Yours,

Haku Tatak

Festival Director

Bos Frontalis Festival

 

 

 

Bring back the old glory

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to attract the attention of Education Department of East Kameng District, towards Jeju Dada village which is 8 Km away from the main town Seppa.

It is very sad and unfortunate that Govt. M.E School of Jeju Dada is being converted into a Primary School instead of up gradation.

In fact, Govt. M.E. School Jeju Dada was established about 20 years back and is one of the oldest schools in the area.

I still remember those days when I was a student of class II in 1996. Those days’ teachers were available and there was provision of free uniforms and hostels facility for children upto Class-VIII Students. I remember that, admission fees was fixed at Rs. 70/- for Class-I upto Class-V.

It was in year of 1999, many people lost their lives because of an outbreak of disease. During that period, our teachers left the school, forcing the school to close down, as there was no available medicine.

Now, we could bring back those old days.  Hostel, school and other facilities are already there. Need of hour is to repair those buildings so that we bring back the old glory of the school and once again become main centre of Board Exam of different villages including Lamgu Gyadi, Sangyu-Taku, Moya Flaggo.

I would also like to add that these days parents are facing lots of problem due to raised admission fee structure of different schools in the district.

I would request concern authority to visit schools at least 4 or 5 times in a year so that authority could know the problems confronting the government schools.

Yours,

Tang Dada

East Kameng

 

 

Sika Tode don’t need another devastation

Dear Editor,

The 2700 MW Lower Siang Project (LSHP) and 3000 MW Dibang Valley Project has become a cause of tension for the natives of Sika Tode village, the downstream area of Lower Siang belt.

It is well known that the downstream area of Sika Tode is almost at the same level of Siang and Dibang. After the construction of both the projects, will the people of downstream areas able to live peacefully? I do not think so.

The miseries of after effect like bursting and leakage in dam will force us to undergo sleepless nights for generations to come. What if there is another earthquake and flood. I don't think I will find Sika Tode and Sika Bamin in the geographical census of 2050 after the establishment of LSHP and Dibang Project.

We don't have ancestral lands and kin's and relatives in other parts of Arunachal or elsewhere in this world. So, we are destined to protect our native village of Sika Tode. The miseries we had undergone during Siang flood still haunt us.

The flood had totally converted my family into beggars and refugees. I pray and beg before Govt. that after witnessing Siang flood of 2000 we do not want to see another devastation of our native village by establishing Projects.

Yours,

Anong Apang

Sika-Tode, East Siang

 

 

Land is our property

Dear Editor,    

 I do support the Dam construction in Arunachal Pradesh in general and particularly in Siang river valleys. But as a concerned citizen of dam affected areas, I would like to draw the attention of the authorities regarding the present and future problems to be faced by the people of Siang valley. The Govt always talk about compensation but do they think about the survival of the future generation? Will their compensation be continuous process for generation to come?

No doubt, the compensation will be given but it will benefit only few persons who are economically sound, but what about the illiterate farmers who depend only on their land, forests and rivers for livelihood. Who will compensate the flora and fauna and their natural habitat, like Daying Ering Wildlife sanctuary, natural flows of various streams, rich dense forests.

The entire state of Arunachal Pradesh lies in zone V of seismic hazard and construction of large number of dam would make the situation worsen and these could be another major cause of earthquake in near future. Therefore, the authorities should think about the geographical condition of the state before forumlating plans and approve proposals  to make Arunachal a power house of India. It will be better to think alternative source like solar power for the state.

From the economic point of view, our land is fully rugged and some mountain valleys are being used up for the settlement and agriculture activities. If these lone remaining plots of land are forcibly taken away from them, then what will be left for poor people? It shows, that only few tract of land will be left for huge population which  will cause imbalance between land and population. All settlements, cultivation lands and few rivers valley are going to be exploited and submerged under water due to construction of  Dams which may lead to urbanization and landless farmers.

So, I earnestly request the state Govt. that before welcoming the power developers, initiatives must be taken for the survival of people and it should not be only means of earning money. There should be a positive relations between the Govt and the people since the  people are the key factor for Govt and  Govt is formed for people.

I also request all literate persons, public leader, students union like AAPSU, AdiSU and other organizations to look into the matter seriously.   

 Yours,

Obuk Jerang

Pangkeng Village

 

 

Thank you but do keep the promise

Dear Editor,

We take a moment to write to you on behalf of All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU), to express our gratefulness for the efforts your esteemed daily gave in giving wide coverage on Dibang Valley which has been facing nature’s fury for about three months.  It is through your effort that the outside world is now aware of the grim situation here.

The union is thankful to state govt for committing to an additional nine ration sorties and Rs 5 lakhs worth of life saving drugs for Dibang Valley. We appreciate Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for his assurance on efforts to address the problems of the local people here and further look on to his commitment for early restoration of Roing-Anini road.

We are overwhelmed with affection shown to people of Dibang Valley by Muskan Welfare Society by sending essential medicines required during this grim hour. The union expresses its warm regards and thanks to all those individuals who in their own capacity have campaigned for help to Dibang Valley.

The union is grateful to All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) for sharing concern of local people of Dibang Valley. We appreciate AAPSU for their intervention to state govt calling for a high level committee to take stock of the whole situation. In this regard, the union would like to make an appeal to State Govt and in particular Rajesh Tacho, MLA Anini for making effort in materializing the committee, which is needed as early as possible.

Further, the union endorses AAPSU’s call to govt for immediate announcement for a special economic package to the district when struck with calamity so that it comes up with preventive measures.

Above all, we are aware of the small gestures and efforts that have really made the difference. The continuous presence and mobilization by DC Anini, Tayor Jempen to all govt staffs and officers to stay back in Anini to help out local people during the calamity is worth appreciating.

While we express our thanks, we are also aware of fact that the people in Dibang Valley are continuously suffering and it has not yet subsided. Hence, we request the govt to fulfill their commitment to the earliest.  

It is the media who make our world a better place, simply by taking the extra time it takes to ensure no one is deprived of their rights.  Once again, we thank all for showering their helping hands towards people of Dibang Valley.

Yours,

Unti Umbrey,

President, AIMSU

Rajiv Mihu,

Secretary, AIMSU

 

 

In the name of development

Dear Editor,

The Lower Siang HEP has became a very political issue and good platform for cheap publicity for self-styled groups and  organisations.

I want to ask Bogong Bangong Kebang leaders whether they have the mandate of all Adis?

I request that Banggo organisation confine themselves to their area.

In Adi belt, there are more than 29 Bangos and they too are going to be affected by many HEPs.

If all projects come up, what will be the situation of Adis?

LSHEP alone will bring minimum of 15000 labours. Imagine, what will be the demographic changes after 20 years.

In addition, “Kekar Monying" a historically important place where Anglo-Abor war took place during 1911 is going to be submerged in the name of development.

I appeal Adi Students' union and Adi Bane Kebang not be discouraged of such an irresponsible comments and pursue the matter strongly.

Yours

Tagang Tasing

Itanagar.

 

 

Thanks

Dear Editor,

Lot of thanks for your website that enable us to know what is happening in Arunachal Pradesh, especially in Capital.  We are in very interior places like Kalaktang where communication is not so good. But now with installation of internet facilities in our office at least we can read the leading daily through your website.

Yours,

Tsering Dorjee

Kalaktang (on email)

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