ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Kheel, a sleepy helmet under Toru circle in Papum Pare had its share
of celebrating power of womanhood, as it hosted International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations.
The programme was organized by central executive committee of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s
Welfare Society and its Sagalee branch, with support from Arunachal Pradesh State
Commission for Women (APSCW) and Department of women and child welfare and Arunachal
Pradesh Social Welfare Board.
Addressing the gathering, APSCW Chairperson Gumri Ringu said that despite many women
friendly laws, women continue to suffer discrimination at all levels. She suggested
that laws are actually implemented in the country to effectively deal with problems
faced by women.
While speaking about the rights accorded under the Domestic Violence Act, she said
many magistrates and designated protection officers in the state are themselves not
aware of the provisions of the Act.
Talking on issues confronting the state, she further said that despite efforts by
the community and the state government, bondage of Puroiks continues even to this
day. She further said that selective abortion of baby girls which was unheard of
is becoming a trend in the state. Ringu further said that cases of forced and child
marriages are rampant in Kurung Kumey and in some places in East Kameng.
Vice Chairperson of the APSCW Radhilu Chai Techi said that domestic violence is a
massive problem in the state which needs to be addressed.
Further citing numerous cases, she said that dowry is another problem confronting
the state. She called for community involvement to end the dowry system in the tribal
She further underscored the need of economic independence and education of the girl
child for empowerment of women.
Nabam Yali, President of the Sagalee branch of APWWS also underscored the need of
economic empowerment and education of girl child to enable them to chart out their
Gaon Buri of Kheel Nabam Yadum, Toru branch APWWS president Teli Yano also spoke
on the occasion.
Advocate Nabam Rigam, the resource person of the programme spoke on laws for women
while Toko Meena, a Ph.D scholar from JNU spoke on girls education.
At Sagalee, a resolution was passed by the District Mahila Congress Committee as
part of the celebrations. It included separate IRBn battalion for women, a college
for women with all disciplines including technical education, end to child marriage
and sharing of paternal properties including movable and immovable with girl child.
Arunachal Pradesh Social Welfare Board chairperson Marina Nido attended the programe
Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) also observed International Women’s
Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan at Itanagar.
In her keynote address, APMCC president Yari Dulom remembered the legendary women
who sacrificed their lives for the well-being of the women community of the world.
She also recalled the contributions of women achievers including Late Omem Moyong
Deori, Mamang Dai, Binny Yanga, mountaineers Anshu Jansempa and Tine Mena.
All the members present adopted resolutions demanding movable and immovable parental
property rights to girl child. Members also discouraged prenatal gender determination
and advocated for zero tolerance against domestic violence.
Along with the rest of the world, the women of Banderdewa celebrated the International
Women’s Day which was organized by Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA)
supported by Caritas India in collaboration with Catholic Church Banderdewa. The
celebration began with a rally from Circle Office to Banderdewa Check gate which
culminated at Prem Bhai Memorial Hall.
In her address, CO of Banderdewa Higio Yame affirmed that women will be empowered
only when they are strong from within. Their families and the society will be developed
when they are determined to face the challenges that come in their life. She highlighted
great contributions made by women to every sphere of the society in Arunachal Pradesh.
CDPO, Nirjuli, Banderdewa K.K Borgohain Boruah, called on woman to show more care
and concern to the children at home and in their neighborhood and thus making a better
society. In her address she emphasized the need of not only academic, but also mental,
physical, social and moral well being of children.
As part of the celebration, a colorful skit based on child marriage was performed.
Spearheaded by the Department of ICDS, Project, Tezu, Lohit district, the International
Women’s Day was celebrated in befitting manner at Tezu. Celebrating women hood, a
procession was taken from Jubilee Ground via Gandhi Marg by women from all walks
of life which culminated at the District Hospital Conference Hall, Tezu.
Dr. (Mrs). N. Ninu, DMO, Lohit District chaired the function and spoke on the health
CDPO Tezu W Tangha, and CDPO Manchal J Gamlin briefed about the importance of International
Women’s Day celebration and empowerment of rural women.
J Chai, Advocate cum President Mishmi Women Welfare Society, Tezu highlighted some
legal issues including child and women trafficking.
Every speaker advocated on legal rights of women, tackling of drug menace and promotion
of Self Help Groups for employment and income generation and empowerment of women.
West Siang Mahila Congress Committee and APWWS branch of Aalo also observed the day.
The Day was also observed at Pasighat with initiative and active participations of
the District Mahila Congress Committee (DMCC) functionaries.
DC (Incharge) SC Debnath said that women should get equal opportunities in all sphere
of life. Development of a nation is closely related to the entitlement of equal rights
to women with their male counterparts, he said.
Earlier, the District President of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society Aini
Taloh urged all to make efforts to educate the women of the state in order to make
them confident and self dependant.
Taloh, who is also President of Adi Banne Kebang (East Siang, women wing) informed
that ABK is committed to deliver justice in the society. For any amendment in its
byelaws to protect women and their rights, one could place their appeal before ABK,
London gets a taste of tourism
potential in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: To mark the Silver Jubilee year of Arunachal Pradesh in London,
UK, "Friends of Arunachal Pradesh UK” has created a website "www.visitarunachal.com"
with an objective to promote the vast tourism potential of the state and highlight
the investment opportunity under PPP.
The friends of Arunachal UK comprises of Alan Hitchins as President, Thomas Puskas
and Christopher Dunhill, heir to Dunhill family as Vice-President and Michael Yeates
as General Secretary. The website was formally launched in a simple yet beautiful
gathering at The Marylebone at Marylebone High Street, London by Pasang D Sona, Parliamentary
Secretary for Tourism, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.
Sona was all praise for the initiative taken by the organization for promoting Arunachal.
He expressed the hope that the effort will not go in vain and will really help promote
Arunachal in all fronts and particularly in tourism which Arunachal undoubtedly has
a great potential.
He further added that the event was an eye opener for the people living in Arunachal
who could follow suit and contribute towards promoting and creating a hospitable
environment for all the visitors coming to the state. He further added that tourism
if taken into right direction will be solution to unemployment and sustainable economic
growth of the state.
The programme saw the attendance of host of people from different walk of life interested
in exploring the state apart from travel companies and non resident Arunachalees
and students from Arunachal.
British TV actor and singer Fredrik Ferrier and renowned Travel Promoter Christopher
Reid were among the celebrities who attended programme.
Fast-track Sino-Indian border issue: Governor
‘Indian’s response to the Chinese claim on Arunachal Pradesh’
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Even as high level talks continue to be held between India and China,
the border state and bone of contention, Arunachal Pradesh held a seminar addressed
by none other than a former head of Army, Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh that
delved on the issue of China’s claim on the border state. Conference calls for international
understanding even as China remains belligerent on Arunachal Pradesh.
Inaugurating a national seminar yesterday on India-China relation with a theme, ‘Voice
from the border: Indian’s response to the Chinese claim on Arunachal Pradesh’ at
Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall, the Governor said McMahan line, which was signed in
1914 should be taken as the international border as it is based on international
law and practice dealing with boundary delineation. He further said that Sino Indian
border issue needs to be addressed at a faster pace.
At the same time, he added that there are a whole lot of measures being taken by
India to safeguard the territorial integrity and defend the country against any aggression.
Governor said that India and China are emerging powers seeking rightful place on
the world state as together the two countries make up a third of mankind. The Indo
China relation has assumed huge significance for stability, peace and prosperity
of the region.
Stating that the two countries may be competitors but not rivals, the Governor said
that both countries have a strategic and cooperative partnership in place and there
is enough space for sustained economic and social development and trade for both.
In the second day today, former MP Kiren Rijiju in his deliberation expressed his
cynicism on Indian foreign policy vis-a-vis Arunachal saying that overlooking issues
pertaining to the border with China is weakening Indian stand on Arunachal Pradesh.
Former MP stated that the spirit and voice of Arunachal for India is unquestionable
and said it should be rewarded.
Disputing India’s Look East Policy he said that North East and Arunachal must be
part and parcel of the policy.
Lt General(Retd) John Mukherjee viewed that amicable solution on boundary issue
can be only arrived at if two Asian giants understand each other. He said that unlike
other times, India was fully equipped to guard its borders.
On the inaugural day, Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. Mrinal Miri called
for a mature approach to the issue which should be beyond State and political ambitions.
Recalling ancient religious links, he said that while dealing with the subject all
should make sure that facts are correct and not be carried away by emotions. Delivering
the keynote address, former India’s Ambassador to China C.V. Ranganathan dwelled
in length on the relation, which has geopolitical importance in Asia. He added that
as India and China’s has interest in central, south and south East Asia, the relationship
called for diplomacy of highest degree.
While introducing the seminar Indian Council of Social Science Research, North Eastern
Regional Centre, Shillong, Deputy Director Dr. C.J. Thomas said that the world is
changing from uni-polar to multi-polar with several countries emerging significantly.
Stating that the seminar is of an academic exercise, he called for finding amiable
solution to the issue.
Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Professor David R. Syiemlieh and Head
of Department of Political Science, Dr. Nani Bath also spoke in the inaugural session
of the seminar.
Later, the Governor released a book, titled ‘Security and Development in India’s
Northeast’ by Gurudas Das, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, National Institute
of Technology, Silchar.
The two-day seminar was being organized by Indian Council of Social Science Research,
North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University,
Rono Hill, Doimukh and Government of Arunachal Pradesh. Large numbers of eminent
speakers, distinguished guests and invitees, members of press media and students
from RGU, NERIST, Dera Natung Government College and other colleges of capital complex
are attending the seminar.
Pasighat faces erratic power supply yet again
PASIGHAT, Mar 9: Pasighat town and its nearby areas are witnessing massive power
cut and erratic power supply. The worst affected are students, many of whom are writing
their board exams.
The consumers including the members of Pasighat Public Welfare Committee (PPWC) have
expressed great resentment over the frequent disruption of power supply for the last
few months, blaming the power department officials of not paying any heed to consumers’
The Jana Suvidha Kendra and other government offices, market establishments are badly
hit by irregular power supply. Left with no option most depend on diesel operated
The consumers also alleged that power cuts for long time without prior notice is
compelling them to make alternative arrangement incurring extra expenditure. “Power
supply is sometimes disrupted for one week at a stretch in our area. The department
officials are accustomed to come up with some baseless excuses in order to convince
the consumers. The department officials, despite of their promise, have miserably
failed to restore regular power supply in the area, which is causing a great deal
of dissatisfaction among the citizens,” alleged PPWC president Okom Yosug.
Yosum, who is also the Bogong Anchal ZPM said that his committee had earlier moved
the state’s power minister to improve the power supply scenario in Pasighat.
Despite massive power cut, the departmental officials refuse to see any reason.
Students question appointments under CAMPA
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has alleged that
the department of Environment & Forest has appointed 20 people on contract basis
for a period of one year against the State CAMPA Scheme without following any formalities.
It said even after the expiry of contract period of one year as per their appointment
orders, the department has allowed these appointees to continue instead of floating
The union has demanded conduction of fresh interview so that deserving local candidates
are appointed. It further said that most of those appointed under CAMPA are non APST
It said that appointment of non- APST are violation of job reservation for the tribal
inhabitants of the state.
The union further claims that, apart from it, the illegal appointees in the department
have not provided all the requisite documents.
The union informed that it submitted a demand to the Minister, Forest and Environment,
Govt. of AP and the PCCF, Department of Forest for immediate termination of all the
illegal appointees and issue of fresh advertisement so that appointments are made
after written examination and viva voice.
The union also said that the department has to come out with clear picture on recruitment
rule for appointments of former employees in the same department.
The students union further said that a departmental inquiry was conducted which
is yet to be made public as it questioned the delay in furnishing information by
The Union further said that appropriate action must be initiated against the Nodal
Officers State, CAMPA who it said was solely responsible for illegal appointments
in the department. It further called for a strict departmental inquiry to look into
the whole episode while threatening to initiate legal action unless the demands are
Coaches’ assoc. resents short-term coaching
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Arunachal Pradesh Coaches’ Association (APCA) has expressed strong
resentment over conduction of very short-term coaching for sports persons for the
ensuing North East Games to be held in Mizoram.
APCA claimed that Arunachal Pradesh had recorded good performance in last year’s
NE Games held in West Kameng by finishing overall second in medal tally which it
attributed to long-term coaching of 45 days. But this year, the department concerned
is conducting 10 days coaching for players, which is not enough period to prepare
the sports persons to compete in such prestigious event.
The coaches association also took a dig at department concerned for not sending state’s
U-16 and U-17 football teams to any zonal competitions since 2007, which according
to it, has hampered the players as well as growth of football in the state.
APCA informed that Arunachal Pradesh U-16 team became zonal champion in 2007.
Stop construction of convention centre
in IG Park: ALSU
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) today gave Arunachal Pradesh
Government 7 days to stop the on-going construction of ‘Convention Centre’ within
Indira Gandhi Park premises.
Opposing the construction of the convention centre, ALSU in its memorandum to the
Chief Minister, said that IG Park, the only recreational park in the capital city
which is considered as the “Green Zone” should be protected, preserved and developed
further for the benefit of the common people. But, construction of such ‘centre’
within the Park premises would defeat the very purpose of the IG Park, the memorandum
said and demanded the chief minister to stop the construction work and shift it to
any other suitable places. While reiterating its demand to initiate action against
the encroachers of Govt land and quarters, ALSU demanded the Chief Minister to ensure
legal action against all illegal encroachers, including govt officials, servants
and employees, and demolish unauthorized buildings, walls and other structure which
are permanent in nature within Govt land within a week.
“Much eviction drive be initiated against the unauthorized occupants and construction
on Govt land and quarters,” the memorandum demanded. ALSU further demanded for cancellation
of land allotment certificates and land possession certificates issued against illegally
encroached Govt. land.
ALSU also expressed serious concern over deteriorating law and order situation in
the state and categorically blamed the judiciary system for increasing law and order
Citing example of burning down of govt properties, including buses and office of
importance in the last one and half years, where culprits involved in such incidents
have gone unpunished for their committed crimes, ALSU claimed that slack in judiciary
system in convicting the criminals is encouraging anti-social activities in the state.
It appealed to the Home Department to strictly implement and execute the laws and
order system framed by the Constitution of India.
ALSU further demanded proper investigation by a first class magistrate into the murder
of one Romik Yalu on March six and regarding recovery of a body of a young boy at
Papu Nallah near Yupia road. It also demanded immediate inquiry and investigation
into the theft case in JN Museum, where two antique pieces have reportedly been stolen.
While extending its support to ALSU, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) demanded
the Home Department to take immediate action against the persons involved in the
murder of Romik Yalu and punish the guilty as per law. It also demanded proper inquiry
into the recovery of a body of a young boy near Papu Nallah near Yupia road.
It demanded the state government to arrest the deteriorating law and order situation
in the state capital by taking up necessary measures.
Alleging complete failure of law and order situation in capital complex, ANYA suggested
for regular deployment of police patrol team in the capital for the safety and security
of the citizens.
Quality education need of the hour: Siram
Review meeting on SSA & RMSA
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: A review meeting on implementation of SSA & RMSA was conducted by
the Department of Education here today.
Secretary Education, Govt of Arunachal Anshu Vaish and Additional Secretary Anita
Kaul attended the review meeting.
On the occasion, Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that the whole effort in implementing
various education programmes should aim at providing quality education as per mandate
of RTE Act.
Arunachal Pradesh has made a remarkable progress in the education sector through
major policy shift in the state for which he appreciated the performance of his officers
in meeting the challenges of education in the state, he said.
The Education Minister further said, while the first few years of SSA implementation
in the State had concentrated on providing access through provision of required infrastructures,
the focus in the past few years have shifted towards quality dimensions. Even though
the department is committed and working towards desired goals, he said that there
was a need to address the issues of untrained teachers, teachers accommodation in
remote areas, upkeep of students in residential schools and providing educational
access to all habitations.
He hoped that the Centre and state can partner in mitigating the hindrance affecting
the performance and progress of the state.
State Project Director P N Thungon made a presentation on the implementation SSA
and RMSA in the state. E Lego DDSE (RMSA) spoke on the achievements and problems
areas of SSA and RMSA.
Few questions were raised by the participants in the programmes regarding the fund
allocation, teachers quarters, constructions of girls hostels and model schools.
The programme was attended, among others, by DDSEs, SPO, Co-ordinators from the districts.
In search of teaching Innovations ...
Arunachal needs teaming up for improving English Language Teaching
Any person who believes true dedicated teachers to be an entirely mythical species
should have been present to witness the excitement in Hyderabad from 3rd to 5th March,
where the three day Second International Conference on English Language Teachers'
Education was organised jointly by the British Council and the English and Foreign
Languages University ( EFLU). More than a thousand delegates participated from around
the globe, not taking into account the millions watching the proceedings live on
the internet. For the second successive year, the Lohit Youth Library Movement participated
in the conference, this time represented by this writer. One was glad to see another
Arunachali representative, Taw Azu, an Asstt. Professor at the Government College,
Itanagar, but representation from the school education sector was sadly missing.
Prof. Amritavally, Vice Chancellor, EFLU set the tone of the conference in her keynote
address," Many a time, a teacher feels like an airhostess doing her routines even
if nobody pays any attention. She feels isolated and as much in need of motivation
as her students. That is why we need such communions where people who care about
education can come together and share their problems, insights and experiences".
Though the focus of the conference was on the issues of assessment and evaluation,
topics ranging from the involvement of students in the making of their own syllabus
to the place of English vis-a-vis mother tongue were discussed upon in parallel sessions.
The most heated debates ensued over the newly introduced Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (CCE) system, the implementation of which is planned by the CBSE for classes
I to VIII in the academic year 2012-13. Though everybody agreed on the need for discouraging
rote learning and also assessing children on the basis of extra-curricular activities
and projects, some are doubtful about the teachers’ capacity to cope with the workload.
Some teachers fiercely believe that without bringing any change in the working conditions
and payment of teachers in private schools, such programmes will only turn into chaos.
One teacher from Kerala puts it this way, “I am not sure if the programme has reduced
a child's burden. Yes it is true that the fear of exam has greatly reduced. But now
it is the infinite number of projects and assignment that eats into their playtime
and reading time. Earlier we used to take up music and dance for relaxation. Now
they are assessed even on the basis of what they do in their free time”.
The case of the rural school teachers was highlighted by one of the participants
Taw Azu, from Itanagar, "There is always a tendency to blame the teachers for the
poor condition of rural education, as if their lack of subject knowledge or the defeated
attitude was by choice. One looks upon them with a feeling of charity. But I think
they are the true heroes who manufacture self-motivation daily to do a thankless
job for which they know they are ill-equipped for, making do with what limited training
is offered to them".
Many success stories of rural education also won applauses from the audience. Shivaji
Kushwaha from Chhattisgarh, who is a teacher-trainer and a resource person for PGTE
courses at EFLU, narrates how he used open book exams as a solution for cheating
and found that it had the additional benefit of encouraging children to think out-of-the-box.
“Children find open book exams challenging and fun at the same time. Instead of testing
a child's mugging up skills, through this we can assess how a child thinks”. Nivedita
Bedadur, an academic specialist at the Azim Premji Foundation shared her experiences
in how cell phones are a boon to a teacher- trainer who wants to keep in touch with
her teachers and help them through SMS on a daily basis. The audience were taken
aback by the videos in which the difference in the teachers' confidence before and
after the SMS programme was unbelievable. Such programmes can do wonders to the confidence
of our rural Arunachali teachers.
The conference also witnessed the participation of many young research scholars sharing
their projects with the teachers, thus attempting to bridge the gap that exists between
the academia and the on-field practitioners. Many of their papers gave practical
guidelines to the teachers. For example, the importance of visual aids, games and
technology for language teaching, the use of diary and rubrics for assessments etc.
“A self-written journal is a teacher's best friend. With its help, a teacher can
always find out a lot of things like what new teaching methods should she adopt,
where she needs improvement, what types of lesson do the children like and why etc”,
says Professor Rama Mathew from Delhi University. ‘Rubrics’ can be designed by teachers
to assess on what criteria a child's performance should be assessed and in what scale.
For example one can create a handwriting rubric with criteria like letter formation,
letter slant, neatness, relationship with a scale of 1 to 5. This way the children
will also get an idea on how they will be judged. One can access many such rubrics
from online also.
The British Council conducts Teacher Development Programmes in collaboration with
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the state governments. The last programme was in Karnataka
from October 2010 to June 2011 where intensive training was imparted to teachers
in the areas of curriculum reform, tests and assessment and the use of technology
for education. Such a collaborated exercise will definitely benefit a state like
Arunachal. One hopes our educational authorities will come forward to utilize such
valuable opportunities, to improve the standard of English teaching in rural and
remote areas, as was done by Sri Lanka and our Himalayan neighbour, Nepal. [Sreedevi
P is a library activist with the Lohit Youth Library movement. A Ph. D scholar in
Linguistics at Hyderabad, she can be contacted at email@example.com]
TB patients urged to avail benefit of DOTS
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Papum Pare District Tuberculosis Control Society (RNTCP) organized
its 7th round of review meeting at Arunachal State Hospital’s seminar hall Naharlagun
Addressing the house, Deputy Commissioner-cum RNCTP chairman Pige Ligu called for
elaborate discussion on health related matters.
Underscoring the importance of healthcare awareness among the masses, he said most
of the urban health centers are equipped with all modern health care facilities but
due to inaccessibility of health care facilities and lack of awareness in remote
areas, people are becoming easy target of various kind of disease. He called for
vigorous health awareness campaign in remote and inaccessible areas.
He further said review meetings at regular intervals must be conducted to review
the performance of RNTCP.
While responding to the problem of floating population specially daily wage laborers
from neighboring state, he assured to take up the issue seriously. He also lauded
the performance of the district medical team in implementation of all health care
programmes. DC further said that district administration will strictly monitor the
procurement of medicine and medical equipments for the district and asked the DTO
to conduct essay writing competition for school children on World TB day on March
24 for generating more awareness on TB among younger generations.
Dr. M Jini, Chief Medical Officer cum Vice Chairman RNCTP, who presided over the
meeting, said that RNTCP must be strengthened so that all patients suffering from
tuberculosis can get the best DOTS treatment. So far DOTS is the most effective method
for treatment of TB patients, he said.
Pointing out that some patients are still prefer to take the drugs in old methods
which may sometimes prove harmful, he said every TB patient must be sensitized to
get the benefits of DOTS.
Regarding floating population, he said district administration should make it mandatory
to check health status of a outside person while issuing inner line permit. He also
stressed on sensitization programme in all Govt and Private Hospitals at district
level to regularly monitor the recent trend of the disease.
Earlier, DTO cum Member Secretary DTCS, Dr. P D. Thongchi, briefed about the performance
of RNCTP. While informing about the ongoing projects of RNTCP including DOTS Plus
service and TB-HIV collaborative activities of ICTC and ART Centres, he said highest
cases of TB patients are reported from twin capital city and its bordering areas.
Altogether there 32 DOTS centre in the district. All executive members of RNCTP
were present in the meeting. DIPRO
Horticulture College celebrates Foundation Day
PASIGHAT, Mar 9: The Horticulture College celebrated its 11th Foundation Day in a
befitting manner here on March 7.
In his inaugural address, MP Ninon Ering lauded the valuable contributions of the
college in horticulture sector in India.
He assured all possible help and cooperation to the college authority and hoped
that the college would continue to impart quality education to the students. The
MP advised the college authorities to organize more interactive programmes cum workshops
with the local growers for larger benefits of both the students and farmers.
ADC SC Debnath lauded the achievement of the college and stressed on implementation
of modern technology in farm sectors to give a boost to rural economy.
Dean of the College, Dr. BN Hazarika informed that the college has been ranked 2nd
in the nationwide ICAR competitive exam. There are vast scopes for the budding horticulturists
in the country, he said and reminded the gathering of the changing roles and responsibilities
of the institute.
Ering along with state Seva Dal organizing secretary witnessed cultural events and
sports and game competitions. The MP also gave away meritorious awards to the students
and also to the winners of cultural and sports and games competitive events. DIPRO
Face challenges with human
Human Rights Issues for Police Personnel
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: A day- long Sensitization Training Programme on “Human Rights Issues”
for police personnel was held at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun today.
Addressing the police personnel, Law, Legislative and Judiciary Parliamentary Secretary
JK Panggeng asked them to face challenges with human heart. At present Arunachal
Pradesh is also confronted with various social and economic crimes like drugs addiction,
underground elements and misguided youths taking the path of crimes. He expressed
hope that the training would recharge the police personnel with fresh understanding
and knowledge about their legal power and limitations as law enforcement agent of
He called upon the participants to change their perception to the fast changing situation
around us and reminded them that as police personnel, they are the forefront agent
of the government.
While dwelling at length about the role of law as the supreme factor in dealing with
Human Right issues, he said that Human Rights are important for the stability and
development for any civilized countries around the world.
As many as 48 police personnel attended the programme.
Hibu Tamang, Superintendent of Police (City), Itanagar, Dani Belo under Secretary,
Deptt. of Law and Judicial, Tadu Tamanag, Advocate, Guwahati High Court, Itanagar,
Permanent Bench, Naharlagun attended the programme as guest resource persons.
Director (Training) Pema Tshetan, Priscilla Tayeng, Asstt. Director (Trg.) and Course
Coordinator and Pate Marik, Asstt. Director (Training) also spoke on the occasion.
Arunachal bags 2 gold, 1 sil. in Intl Wushu C’ship
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Two Wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh won 3 medals, including
2 gold and a silver in the 10th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship, 2012
held at Hong Kong, China from February 24 to 28 last.
While Premkumar Singh bagged one gold medal each in optional Nanquan (southern style
Chinese boxing) and Nandao (southern style Chinese broad sword play) Tai Yamak won
a silver in 48 kg Sanshou (full contact fight competition).
Both Premkumar and Yamak participated in the event under the banner of All Arunachal
Pradesh Wushu Association funded by Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Meanwhile, director of sports and youth affairs DK Dinglow and All Arunachal Pradesh
Wushu Association president Toko Teki lauded the outstanding performance of Premkumar
and Yamak. Teki also expressed gratitude to the sports and youth affairs department
for extending financial help to the players for participating in the championship.
HRD officials calls on Governor
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Government of India, Anshu
Vaish along with Additional Secretary Anita Kaul called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor
JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan yesterday. They discussed on the school education in the state,
the challenges and initiatives required in the sector.
The Governor asked the officials to help in improving the literacy rates and other
aspects of education. “At present, we are amongst the lowest states as far as primary
education is concerned,” the governor informed.
Dwelling on the bottlenecks, such as inaccessibility, posting of teachers and lack
of accommodation, the Governor informed them of need such as in-service training,
bridge courses and distance education programmes under IGNOU for the teachers. He
also informed that the state Government is implementing Right to Education (RTE)
and new State Education Policy in letter and spirit.
While appreciating the Governor for his untiring efforts for the development of the
state, the officials assured him to do needful which would help the state’s education
Unying-Aran celebrated at Bilat
RUKSIN, Mar 9: The Adi community of Ruksin block in East Siang district celebrated
Unying-Aran festival with great enthusiasm on March 8.
The Aran festival at Bilat was attended by MP Ninong Ering along with a host of officials
and public leaders.
The MP announced Rs.10 lakh for community fencing in Bilat village and also approved
scheme for an entrance gate.
Later, addressing the people, Ering emphasized on preservation of Mithun and urged
community people to restrict slaughtering of the animal in election and other social
A community feast was arranged under supervision of Elison Siram, an ASM.
Unying-Aran festival was also observed at Mirem, Ngorlung, Rayang and other villages.
Mahseer fisheries in Arunachal Pradesh
Dr. Deepjyoti Baruah
Mahseers of the family Cyprinidae are regarded as one of the best sport fish and
also a sought-after food fish. It can grow up to 5.5 ft and weighs over 50 kg. The
angling of mahseer is an adventure, where every cast could be a potential strike.
The groups of mahseer in the state of Arunachal Pradesh are Golden mahseer (Tor putitora),
Tor mahseer (Tor tor) and Chocolate mahseer (Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis). Mahseers
are abundant in the river Kameng near Bhalukpong, river Subansiri at Daporijo in
Upper Subansiri district, river Siang, rivers of Lohit district, Lower Dibang valley
etc. A hatchery has been established at Iduli in Roing by the State Department of
Fisheries for the purpose of commercial production of mahseer. Another hatchery was
set up under A(B)ACA at Nameri National Park near Bhalukpong, Assam with the assistance
from Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (ICAR), Bhimtal. Presently, the
mahseers are bred on a large scale by induced spawning and artificial propagation
in Bhimtal and Champawat campus of the research institute (Uttarakhand), producing
thousands of fingerlings annually. Several programmes for the development of mahseer
fishery in the lakes of northeast and the rehabilitation of stocks with mahseer fingerlings
in the rivers have been tried by DCFR in the recent past. In order to further improve
the present status of the mahseers in the region, a five days training programme
on “Practical orientation on intensive grow out practices for golden and chocolate
mahseer” was organized during 27th February to 2nd March 2012 by DCFR, in the premises
of National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR), Jharnapani, Nagaland with 20 participants
from State Fisheries Department of Northeastern states. The training was imparted
with several technical sessions with lectures from Scientists/Professors from DCFR,
Assam Agricultural University, Nagaland University etc. Govt. Fish Farms of Nagaland
were visited to highlight the potentiality of mahseer farming in the region. Issues
on availability of raw materials and preparation of mahseer and trout feeds in northeast
region were raised by the District Fisheries Development Officers Mr. James Nabam,
Mr. Nabam Tania and Mr. O. Mize of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. The officers emphasized
on the conservation of the state’s pride (mahseer) which is indigenous to the region
and to culture them to the extent of self sufficiency for the consumers. Fishery
Officers from Govt. of Nagaland and Sikkim highlighted on the need to establish mahseer
hatchery in their states to harness the potential water resources. It was also stressed
by Dr. D. Sarma, Principal Scientist (DCFR) cum Course Director and Dr. D. Baruah,
Scientist (AAU) to consider mahseer not only for livelihood but also for promoting
eco-tourism and sport fisheries in the entire region for income generation. But unfortunately,
this fishery resource of the state is threatened due to indiscriminate and destructive
fishing methods like poisoning, dynamiting, bleaching, electric fishing, and use
of unregulated mesh size net. This destructive fishing method indiscriminately kills
the juveniles and the brooders leading to decline in riverine fish species. Hence
serious efforts from all corners should be made to conserve our riverine fishery
Fruit and vegetable nursery for
Basar, Mar 9: A three days training on “Establishment of fruit and vegetable nursery
for self employment” was conducted from March 6 at ICAR, A.P. Centre, Basar under
the guidance of Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR, A.P. Centre Basar.
The training was sponsored by NABARD Regional Office, Itanagar and organized by Krishi
Vigyan Kendra, West Siang. Altogether 27 participants from 13 villages of West Siang
district attended the programme.
Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma, Subject Matter Specialist, Horticulture and Course-Coordinator
of the programme delivered presentations on “Procedures for nursery raising of transplanted
vegetables” and “Commercial fruit nursery for self employment”.
Dr. V.K. Choudhary, Scientist, Agronomy emphasized the importance of quality planting
materials for increasing productivity of horticultural crops.
Dr. Anup Chandra, Scientist, Entomology and Goutom Bhagawati, Technical Officer (Agromet.)
delivered presentations on insect pest management of fruit and vegetable nursery.
Dr. S.P. Singh, SMS, Plant Protection told about the disease management of nursery.
Mr. Tony Peter, Research Associate highlighted the tips for commercial orange nursery.
The farmers were exposed to the various nurseries available at Research Farm, Gori
by Devendra Singh, Farm Manager and they were given hand on training on preparation
of nursery by Dr. P. Sarma, SMS, Horticulture and Takkar Ronya, Technical assistant
Capital bandh suspended
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: In view of the on-going CBSE examination, the All Arunachal Abo-Tani
Clans Students’ Union has temporarily suspended its proposed Capital Bandh on March
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Abo-Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) has supported
the district administration’s decision against bandh call in Capital Complex describing
it as illegal and anti-social. It also appealed to all not to support such bandh
calls which affect normal life of everyone.
Holi at Tawang
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The bonhomie between civilian and Army was witnessed in the border
district of Tawang, when the civilian administration and Army got together in rejoicing
the festival of colours. The civilian population too joined in, in celebrating the
festival with their Army brethren who otherwise remain singularly committed in protecting
borders against all odds.
DC Kemo Lollen lauded the Army for its contribution towards social upliftment through
various empowerment schemes. He reposed his full faith on the Armed Forces against
any eventuality. The celebration, above all witnessed the men in olive green, notwithstanding
the climatic hardship & in celebrating the festival with the spirit known and associated
to the noble profession of arms.
SDP on Cosmetology
PASIGHAT, Mar 9: MP Ninong Ering inaugurated a skill development training programme
on “Cosmetology beautician” at Model Church Sunday School here today. Altogether
30 women are participating in the training which is being organized by the Indian
Institute of Entrepreneurship, Itanagar.
Speaking on the occasion Ering said that the government has undertaken various skill
development training programmes under union ministry of micro, small and medium enterprise
for benefit of unemployed people. He called upon the people of Pasighat to avail
maximum benefit from such training programme for self-employment.
Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society, East Siang district wing president Aini
Taloh said that with the growing number of population and expansion of township,
there will be higher demand of beauticians in near future. She also stressed on
customer-friendly behavior of the beauticians.
The training is being imparted by Beautician Rina Taying. DIPRO
AVP distributes relief to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) Upper Subansiri unit distributed
relief materials to the fire victims of Sigin colony. Six SPT buildings along with
properties were burnt to ashes in the fire accident at Sigin colony on March four
last, AVP said. A fire awareness camp was also organized on the occasion, it added.
Society gives week-time
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Rending Welfare Society (RWS) in a letter to the Kurung Kumey
district horticulture officer (DHO) requested the horti department to address its
grievances/problems regarding implementation of project, namely, “Integrated community
large Cardamom and orange plantation in jhum land” at Restarting, Korapu, Tarak Langdi
Galang Putung villages under Tarak Langdi circle in the district within a week.
The Society resented that it had served 20 days ultimatum to the department concerned
on February 8 for solution of its grievances within February 20, but yielded no
results. The Society threatened to launch stir if its grievances are not looked into
within a week time.
Union condemn Bengaluru incident
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Nyishi Unemployed Engineers’ Association condemned the assault on
55 Arunachal Students studying in Bangaluru, Karnataka recently.
Highlighting similar incidents of the past, NUEA said that in 2009 also one medical
student from Arunachal was murdered in Maruti Medical College, Bengalaru but till
date justice has not yet been delivered.
NUEA appealed the government to initiate amicable solution with Karnataka government
immediately and also appealed to the parent to keep constant vigil and monitor their
children studying outside the state and urged the student community to concentrate
on their study.
Two arrested in police barrack case
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: In a major breakthrough, two persons have been arrested by Itanagar
police relating to Chimpu police barrack case where a dead body of a woman was found.
Two persons were identified as IRBn head constable DB Choudhry and Tagru Yanam, a
friend of the deceased person.
According to police source, the arrest was made on the basis of first information
report lodged by Romik Taha, husband of deceased Romk Yalu on 5th March. A case has
been registered with Itanagar police station (case no 47/12) under section 302/376
Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, in a release, husband of deceased person today sought justice for his
late wife and demanded stern action against the persons responsible for her death.
Expressing deep shock over the incident, he questioned the police department for
allowing civilians to go inside the police barrack. He also questioned how heinous
crime could happen in the premise of the office of the assistant commandant of 1st
However, when contacted the police made it clear that till the post-mortem report
comes and investigation over, it cannot say anything regarding the case.
Refresher Training for Laboratory Technicians
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Three Days Refresher Training for Laboratory Technicians of Integrated
Counseling & Testing Center (ICTC)/Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT)
& Blood Banks of Arunachal Pradesh which started on March 6 at State Reference Laboratory
(SRL), State Hospital, Naharlagun concluded yesterday. Lab Technicians from all
over the state took part at the training.
Dr Emi Rumi, Project Director (APSACS) along with Dr Moji Jini, Chief Medical Superintendent,
Arunachal State Hospital inaugurated the training on Mar 6.
The PD (APSACS) observed that the Laboratory Technicians were doing their duty very
dedication in spite of many difficulties.
Dr. Moji Jini highlighted that such refresher training is very essential to update
ones knowledge and skill.
Dr Tao Kaki, Sr. Medicine Specialist, Dr. Mope Riba, I/C State Reference Laboratory,
Dr Moli Basar, MO (ART), Techi Anne, Microbiologist and Md.Raju, Lab Technician of
Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun were the resource persons of the training.
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has awarded the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy (PhD) to Genya Eshi (Ori) for his thesis “Impact of grass root level modern
political institutions on traditional village council of Galo society: A case study
of West Siang district.
Eshi (Ori) conducted his research work under the guidance of Prof. Pura Tado, Department
of Political Science, RGU.
CCE training for teachers held
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Educomp Solution, a Delhi based organization conducted two days
training programme on continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) for teachers
of all school of capital complex at Kingcup Public School on March 8 and 9.
Altogether, 61 teachers from 17 schools attended the training.
Meanwhile, Kingcup Public school Principal AK Palit urged the organizers to conduct
such training programme in near future for the benefit of teacher community.
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union conducted education and
awareness programme on cooperatives at Chongkham on March 7. Altogether, 55 participants
attended the programme.
Meanwhile, the local people urged the institution to conduct more awareness programme
on cooperative movement in Arunachal Pradesh in near future.
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: A two day training programme of Kishori Shakti Yojana Scheme,2011-2012
was conducted from March 5 which was organised by Child Development Project Officer,
Daporijo ICDS project. Tao Nalo, CDPO, Daporijo request all to take maximum benefit
from the training.
Role of Anganwadi Workers and KSY was dealt in detail by Dani Yami , Dy.Director
,ICDS, District Cell Daporijo.
Dr Yanya Hankar Dulom, DTO, Daporijo trained the participants on health problem in
adolescence period, awareness about Tuberculosis, AIDS, STD ,Hepatitis, Prenatal
and Post natal Care.
Minor boy falls to death from bridge
PASIGHAT, Mar 9: The body of the minor boy, who drowned in Yamne River after he fell
into the river from Yamne log-bridge, about 40 km from here, was recovered near Iyam
bridge near Pongging village today.
According to report, the deceased Kaling Taku (8), son of Adem Taku of Jeru village
in Upper Siang district, who was riding pillion in a motorcycle, slipped and fell
into the river while they were coming from Pasighat to Jeru. The Panggi Students'
Union (PSU), in a message today condoled the death of the minor and consoled the
bereaved family members.
The president of PSU, Obang Panyang while criticizing the government for not developing
road communication in the area, claimed that the narrow and unsteady rope wire bridges
over hilly streams are turning into death traps for the commuters.
Miscreants set ablaze houses at Emuli
ROING, Mar 9: Miscreants from neighboring state of Assam set ablaze three houses
to fire on Saturday noon at Emuli village near Roing.
The total loss is estimated at Rs 30,000. No causalities or injuries are reported.
The house belonged to agriculture labour Ajoy Tati, Gonesh Tati and Dina Gorh. An
FIR is lodged with the Roing police station.
Officer-in-Charge of Roing police station on being inquired said detailed information
can be divulged only after investigation.
One eye witness said about 60 men were involved in the attack, including some uniformed
personnel. They looted the house before setting it on fire.
AESDSU against illegal immigrants
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) would launch its
3rd phase of “Operation Clean Drive-A Movement against illegal immigrants in the
District” from March 11 in the district.
The AESDSU is concerned at the alarming numbers of illegal immigrants in the state
in the last few years, it said.
AESDSU while holding a meeting with the District Administration highlighted the objectives
of the issue and appealed all the citizens of the district to cooperate and strictly
follow the provisions of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations of 1873 for the peace,
security and development of the State.
Appeal for free and fair interview
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Tirap-Changlang Human Rights Organization (TCHRO) has appealed to
the Deportment of Home Affairs, Arunachal Pradesh Government to select the genuine
and qualified candidates by conducting free and fair interview in the on-going police
recruitment interview in Tirap and Changlang.
Sido Benyong passes away
PASIGHAT, Mar 9: Benyong Taloh has passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.
Benyong served the state as Political Interpreter under British administration and
the then Assistant Political Officer PLS James.
Born in Sido village (1920), he later settled at Ledum and was popularly known as
Late Taloh is survived by his wife, eight children including Tajom Taloh, Commissioner
Education Minister, Bosiram Siram, Industries Minister Tapang Taloh, MP Ninong Ering,
Nari-Koyu MLA Tako Dabii visited Ledum to pay their last respect to late Benyong.
All including Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok, DSE Tapang Taloh and ABK East Siang
unit expressed deep shock at the passing away of Taloh in their condolence messages.
The people of Lego Banggo and nearby areas, relatives and well wishers thronged his
Ledum residence to pay last respect and mourned his demise. DIPRO
Traffic Warden passing out parade
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Attending the passing out parade of Traffic Warden, Hibu Robin,
DIG, Traffic, advised the Traffic Wardens to perform their duty sincerely and with
The Traffic Wardens are set up on temporary and experimental basis in order to meet
the challenges in the traffic management due to rapid increase in vehicular movement
Additional district magistrate (Law and Order) Talo Potom appreciated the state government,
particularly the chief secretary and DIG (traffic) for setting up the Traffic Warden,
who will assist the traffic police in the management of traffic regulation within
the capital complex. He also extended gratitude to DIG (Traffic), SP (Traffic) and
Principal PTC for imparting the required training to the traffic wardens.
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society has celebrated the last day
of Losar at Siddhartha Vihar Gompa premises here yesterday. The day falls on the
15th day of the Lunar Calendar of the 1st month of Water-dragon Year 2012.
A prayer was organized in collaboration with the monks of Tawang monastery, headed
by Rev. Guru Tulku Rinpoche, Abbot of Tawang Monastery. The rituals included offering
of Tsok, Tsewang and religious preaching on Buddhism by Rev. Rinpoche and other monks.
Benefits handed out
Daporijo, Mar 9: Benefits under Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers
Welfare Board for registered workers/their nominees were handed over on March 7 at
office chamber of the Registering Officer, Daporijo.
Yapa Kodak, wife of late Kechung Kodak, casual labour of power department, Taliha
received a cheque of Rs 50,000 only as death benefit. Four other registered workers
were also given medical benefits as per APB&OCWWB guidelines.
Upper Subansiri district has more than 400 registered workers under APB&OCWWB. DIPRO
AR conducts free medical camps
CHANGLANG Mar 9: In an effort to provide respite to the people of Changlang District,4
Assam Rifles conducted a series of Free Medical camps at Saching, Khuchep, Jangji
Havi and Ranglam. The turnout of the locals was far more than expected.
The medical camp was organized under DGAR MCA Project 2011 – 2012 and it is expected
that steps such as these will allow security forces to get closer to the hearts and
mind of the hill people in the future.
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) has appealed to
the citizens to come forward if they have any leads and assist the police to properly
investigate the death of Late Tana Tagu, a schoolboy who was found dead on March
7 near Papu Nallah. The association further appealed to the police personnel to trace
out those responsible for the death of school boy at the earliest.
All Kimin Students’ Union also appealed to the concerned authority to immediately
investigate the matter and arrest the culprit involved in the case. Late Tagu went
missing on March 5 and later his body was found from Papu Nallah tri-junction near
Yupia road on March 7 last.
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Rajiv Gandhi University has declared the semester examination results
of BHMS. The result can be seen in the University website- www.rgu.ac.in.
The RGU) also declared the results to the BHMS I, II, III & IV year supplementary
examinations held in December 2011.
Mobile office reaches villages
ITANAGAR, Mar 9: A team of Govt officials from various departments under Yachuli
sub-division took a mobile office to the doorsteps of villagers at Deed and Tajgi
villages on February 28 and 29.
45 Scheduled Tribe certificates, 165 Permanent Residential certificates, 12 birth
certificates and 15 Income certificates were issued and four arms licenses renewed
on the spot.
A total of 291 applications for ST and PR certificates had to be taken back to the
office for necessary action due to unprecedented rush of villagers and power supply
problem. The officers also made the villagers aware of Govt welfare schemes and took
stock of various problems being faced by the villagers. DIPRO
'Mopin-Solung ground', Itanagar mirrors the two major festivals of Arunachal, that
is, Solung of Adis and Mopin of Galos, which is celebrated annually by the people
of these two communities residing in the capital and nearby areas.
I got chance to visit the ground on the occasion of recently concluded pre-Mopin
celebrated by the Galo students of DNGC.
I, along with my fellow students of RGU were invited as guests. We enjoyed our moments
as the festive vibes blew us. But, my disappointment aroused when I step into the
toilet to attend nature’s call. I was disappointed to see the condition of the toilet.
To add to the woes, there was only one room available for gents with the people zooming
in by seconds. Though I was quite embarrassed with the deteriorating condition of
toilet, but in our land of kushi-kushi these are invisible to one's eyes. So I closed
my eyes and paused my breathing till my mission was accomplished. As a guest, I was
annoyed but as Arunachalee it was just another depiction of bitter facts.
We try to propagate our festivals but we never give attention to these basic things
that in social gatherings or festive occasions, people needs tidy and usable washrooms.
I highly request the committees of Mopin-Solung ground to renovate or construct more
washrooms so that in coming festive occasions, no guests are embarrassed.
Women and corruption
As Gandhiji had said that when a man is educated, only an individual is educated
but when a woman is educated whole family is educated. And thereby the whole society
is educated. Such is the impact of presence of women in any field. Similar is the
field of politics. When a man comes to decision making process, it is calculated
as normal process as a country like India follows patriarchal norms. But when a woman
comes to power, she sets an example for the whole generation. They display that women
are able in every field. To be part of decision making is very essential to be called
as empowered women.
But, the cases like Mayawati, involved in corruption really point fingers at integrity
of women. This in the long run could question women's capacity to handle politics.
No doubt, there is many abled women in politics but it is human tendency to remember
negative things more. Women who come to power should not only think about their selfish
BRO and roads
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to inform and appeal the Authority of BRO
(GREF) of Arunachal Pradesh about the decreasing quality of road maintenance work
by the GREF personal at the entire state. This is evident from the news item, where
MP Ninong Ering criticised GREF about the road quality and personally I have seen
the on-going low quality work at Ziro-Hapoli road in Lower Subansiri District.
It is observed that potholes have come out in the roads which was just been pitched
hours ago, potholes after few years can be understood but after few hours is out
Where has those years of BRO (GREF) gone, when the BRO was known for their quality
and hard work? Are they also involved in the corruption activities? If such trend
continues, then it is time that entire road of Arunachal should be taken over by
the state govt.
I would like to request the district administration, NGO of Lower Subansiri to raise
the issue at the highest level and I welcome BRO (GREF) authority to visit the Ziro-Hapoli
road to have a look at the quality of the road.
Do not give up
It’s the month of March again and it’s the pressure cooker situation for all the
high school students of the CBSE board in our state. With a few exams over I can
see a lot of students nervous, depressed and tensed for the exams completed or for
the ones that are on the row. One thing I noticed is that most of the students in
Arunachal seems to be the ones we called the one night dwellers. They are too lazy
to study the whole year, and when the exams come nearer they complete the whole syllabus
in a couple of nights. It is the common characteristics of all the students, irrespective
of classes, be it degree or primary, secondary or higher secondary; everyone is the
same. So now when the exams are on, many students seem to spend sleepless nights
and strive in tension. The result is that they panic during the exams and are unable
to give their best. And all I remember them is counting their marks 100 times a day
just to get the feeling that they have passed, at least.
I met some of my younger siblings some days ago, who are right now appearing in the
CBSE 12th board exams. I was surprised that they were ready to drop their year just
because they felt that they didn’t do well enough to pass. And the surprising fact
was that they were quite many in number. Board exams in my view first of all should
not be taken lightly, as they tend to decide where our life and career will head
to. It’s rather forgivable even if you neglected although, but quitting in the middle
of the exam is most certainly an act of chicken hearted, foolishness and is certainly
unacceptable. It has been often seen that board exams produce the most unpredictable
results every year. Besides this, do not forget the quota of grace marks you could
have inducted in the checkers heart if you tried your best.
Giving up is never the solution of any problem and certainly a bigger mistake in
terms of your exam. What I mean to say is, that no matter in what condition you may
be now, but trying your 100% is the best you can do. You may have studied the whole
year, or just a single night, but it’s what you write in those 3 hours counts the
most. Considering yourself dumber and getting depressed just because you didn’t do
well in a single exam, will be foolishness. You can never judge your person’s qualities
by a single exam.
It’s a humble request to the parents of the appearing students to be by their side
in these critical days. Support, listen, motivate and provide them the self confidence
they need in these times.
Please do not judge your own results to get depressed and make stupid decisions like
dropping a year. Never give up and remember you haven’t failed until you get your
CBSE report card. Be optimistic, and lastly I wish all the appearing board students
lots and lots of good luck for their remaining exams.
Nyokum ground at Ziro
The demand for Nyokum ground at Ziro made by Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students
union is really not genuine. I would like to clarify that Apatanis of the same district
too don't have their Dree ground at District headquarters, instead their common Dree
ground is in Nenchalaya. Nenchalaya is about 7km away from Hapoli. To join the celebration,
Apatanis from Hapoli takes either tempo or sometimes go by foot.
Nyokum ground at Joram is also located nearby Hapoli, just 10-12 km away. So instead
of demanding for Nyokum ground at Ziro-Hapoli, LSDNSU should demand for regular vehicle
service from Hapoli to Joram,Yachuli etc. for the convenience of Nyishi brethren
living in Joram, Yachuli and Hapoli.
I urge Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri and DA to make a proper conclusion as
demand is not genuine.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
So many internal problems
A report, titled, India: the next superpower ? published by London School of Economics
and Political Science while acknowledging the India’s formidable achievements in
fostering democracy, growth and cultural dynamism said that structural weaknesses
of India mean that it cannot yet call itself a superpower.
Writers of the report believe that India should not even aspire to be a superpower
while it has so many internal problems unresolved.
Experts see the inequalities of Indian society as powerful brakes on its further
development even though enthusiastic participation in democratic life is widespread.
Pointing out the recent nationwide protests against corruption, they said Indians
do not have the politicians they deserve.
The report said it would be difficult to imagine India asserting its economic dominance
in international markets any time soon. The rise of India as an economic superpower
will only occur over a long period of time.
They argue that despite India’s rising power and wealth it remains shackled by weaknesses
which include corruption and poor leadership, extreme social divisions, internal
security threats and religious extremism.