ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Former Home Minister and social worker Kabang Borang passed away
this afternoon at Chennai. He was unwell for quite some time. The mortal remains
of Late Borang is being brought back from Chennai and he will be laid to rest at
He leaves behind his wife, five children and hosts of grand children. One of his
sons is the Legislator Ralom Borang who represents Mebo in East Siang at the Legislative
Born in 1939 at Ayang village in present East Siang district, Late Borang, during
his long political career represented 40-Geku-Mariyang A/C for three terms. After
getting elected to the first Legislative Assembly in March, 1990, he subsequently
served the state as minister in various portfolios including Home (2001-2003), Forest,
PWD, Planning, law, judicial, environment and cooperation.
He was re-elected in 1995 and 1999.
His role during the 1962 Chinese aggression is legendary and he is often hailed as
a hero for his assistance rendered during the trying times. He played an active
role in assisting the central Govt to rehabilitate the affected local population
to different camps setup in Assam and overseeing their welfare. He mobilized Home
Guards (Village Defence groups) to assist the central Govt and was awarded Governor’s
Gold Medal twice in recognition of his commendable services rendered to the people
of the state during the Chinese aggression.
1967 was another momentous year for Borang when he met the then Congress President
K Kamranj who deeply influenced him with the Congress ideology. It also marked the
beginning of the Congress influence in NEFA. In 1971, he formally joined the Indian
National Congress as active member and was elected to NEFA Agency Council by the
members (Zilla) of Siang Frontier Division.
He was also one of the first leaders of the Panchayat Raj Institutions in the NEFA.
Between 1968-71, he was elected as Gram Sabha member, Anchal Samiti Member and Zilla
Before joining the Congress, he was elected as the first General Secretary of NEFA
Sangam, first regional political Party of NEFA under the presidentship of Dr Daying
Ering, then Union Minister for Food & Agriculture during 1966-67.
Between 1972-1975, he was appointed as Pradesh Councillor to advise the Governor
of Assam on the affairs of Arunachal Pradesh (UT). He was appointed as President
of Siang District Congress Committee in 1981.
He was selected to represent NEFA at the Republic Day Celebration in New Delhi and
met the then Prime Minister of India Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955.
Among many other contributions, his services rendered as General Secretary of Kebang
Koret Sawmill Co-operative society, Pasighat for the development activities for local
population is widely regarded. He was also a member of Telecommunication for North
Eastern Region, Shillong and North Eastern Frontier Railways, Industrial Development
Bank of India, Board of directors for Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Chairman, Public
Accounts Committee. He was also awarded Vijay Ratna award by the India International
Friendship Society for enriching human life and outstanding attainments and to mark
50th year of India’s independence.
State mourns, recalls his contributions
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki this evening expressed shock and grief on receipt of the
sad news of the demise of Late Borang.
“Late Borang was one of the pioneers of Arunachal politics and a great source of
inspiration for me. In his demise we have lost not only a fatherly figure but also
a great statesman. His guidance and advices would be missed by the present crop of
leaders,” he said in a condolence message.
Tuki while praying for eternal peace of the departed leader hailed Late Borang as
an exceptional human being, who besides being an able politician was a frontrunner
in ensuring that the rich cultural heritage of the state was preserved in its correct
“At this time of grief I also pray Almighty Donyi-Polo to give the bereaved family
members the strength to face the immeasurable pain and loss,” the Chief Minister
Arunachal Pradesh Governor JJ Singh has condoled the sudden demise of Kabang Borang.
In his condolence message, the Governor recalled Late Borang as a distinguished personality,
who made immense contributions towards socio-economic development of people in various
capacities during his long and distinguished political career.
While conveying sincere and heartfelt condolence on behalf of the people of Arunachal
Pradesh and for eternal peace of the departed soul, the Governor said that in his
death, people of Arunachal Pradesh have lost a pioneer and great statesman of the
state. Former Higher Education Director Pratik Potom has also expressed shock at
the demise. School Classmate of Late Borang, Potom recalled him as very courageous
and said that it was due to his perseverance that he became one of the most successful
political leaders of the State. Meanwhile, Central Executive members of Adi Baane
Kebang (ABK), its Youth and Women Wing also deeply mourned the demise of former Minister
The ABK members observed two minute silence as mark of respect and termed his demise
as great loss to the state as he was one of the architects of the state.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, MP Ninong Ering, MLA Tako Dabii and
East Siang DC Talem Tapok expressed deep shock at the demise of Borang.
ALSU stages dharna, threatens to intensify stir
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) today staged a peaceful dharna
in front of Raj Bhawan here in protest against the state Govt failure to meet its
Christened as IG Park Bachao Andolan, the dharna was participated by large number
of students with placards and banners demanding the state government to halt the
on-going conventional hall project work at IG Park.
Earlier, ALSU also demanded the authority to launch eviction drive against the illegal
occupants of government land in the Capital Complex and cancellation of their land
Expressing resentment over Govt’s lackadaisical attitude towards its demands, ALSU
president Tadar Tarish said that he was not against the development projects but
against the rampant encroachment of I G Park. Under what circumstances the forest
department gave clearance for the ongoing project, the ALSU questioned. Further,
the Union submitted a five-point charter of demands to the Governor for consideration
and necessary action and threatened to intensify its agitation if the demands are
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Youngster United Federation has supported the demands of
the ALSU. Stating that IG Park should be saved for the future, the Federation urged
state government to shift conventional hall to a suitable place so that beauty of
the park is not lost in the name of development.
Yingkiong cut off from rest of the state
Amar Sangno & Mingkeng Osik
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: The picturesque Yinkiong, district headquarters of Upper Siang
is cut off from the rest of the state, after a massive landslide swept away portion
of road and caused heavy blockade at 24 kilometers away from the town. The landslide
was triggered by heavy rainfall.
Stones and debris are falling incessantly at the block point, which has left many
passengers and vehicles stranded.
A woman reportedly received severe head injury while crossing the block point. Many
vehicles including APST bus and heavy loaded trucks carrying tons of edible items
are also stranded.
According to a source, restoration work is yet to be initiated either by the district
administration or the BRTF.
It further informed that only earth mover which was put in service to clear up the
debris is not of much use because of mechanical defect. “The restoration would be
started only when earthmover is repaired” said Rajan Chatterjee, a Border Road Task
When contacted DC Yingkiong, who is out of town, assured for early restoration of
Arunachal opens gates to private educational institutions
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: In a major decision taken yesterday, Arunachal Pradesh cabinet
approved establishment of Arunachal University at Pasighat, Arunachal University
of Studies (private) at Namsai, Venkateswar Open University and Himalayan University
at Itanagar, government college at Yupia, model degree college at Palin, Jairampur
and Longding and two more polytechnic college one each at Miao and Charju. This was
informed by Government Spokesman Nabam Rebia while giving details of Tuesday’s cabinet’s
decision to media persons in a press meet this evening.
It has also approved creation of 38 numbers of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service (APCS)
posts in various ranks.
Rebia further disclosed that the cabinet has approved for establishment of Courts
of Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Civil Judge (senior division) and Magistrate cum
Civil Judge (junior division) and creation of 176 numbers of various categories of
post, constitution of an Employment Generation and skill development Councils to
help the unemployed educated youth get employment opportunities.
Introduction of Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme to cover people living below
poverty line, enhancement of students stipend, reservation of 10 per cent quota for
sports persons in Police and Sports department and establishment of Rajya Sainik
Board are some of the points which was taken up.
In order to fulfill the demands for fire station in the state, Rebia informed that
there is a proposal for opening of fire stations, sub-fire stations and creation
of manpower to man the fire stations.
Regarding ex-gratia, the cabinet has decided to adopt government of India’s order
on lump sum ex-gratia payment to civilian employees who dies in harness.
Other decisions taken during the cabinet meeting are, up-gradation of Taliha CO headquarters
to ADC head quarters, Sangram CO headquarters to SDO head quarters, Dollungmukh CO
headquarters to SDO head quarters, Dumporijo EAC headquarters to ADC head- quarter,
Chayang Tajo SDO headquarter to ADC (Independent) headquarter. The other proposals
included upgradation of SDO post at Hakte, Ripa and Baririjo.
Meanwhile, MLA and SPB deputy chairman Takar Marde expressed happiness over the
cabinet decision for updradation of Dumporijo EAC Hq and Baririjo CO Hq.
26th North East Games
Arunachal’s medal tally climbs to 30 on day-2
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Lifters and Taekwondo players won four gold medals for Arunachal
Pradesh on the second day of the 26th North East Games at Aizawl, Mizoram today.
While Meno Tajo won the yellow metal in 53 kg Women’s category, Yunia Ruji bagged
the second gold in Boy’s 56 kg category. Kipa Chaku and Longpu Romen (69kg) also
won a bronze medal apiece while H Jacnia Tadi a silver in weightlifting.
In Taekwondo, Laxmi Mugli (U-53 kg) and L Rita bagged a gold medal each in girl’s
category while M Somo Rani Devi and M Delona won a bronze medal each.
Nipa Tara (U-63 kg) and W Johnson (U-87kg) won a bronze medal each in Boy’s category
of the event and Tao Tayo bagged a silver in under 74 kg category.
In Boxing, Darik Ete (49 kg), Rajib Wangsa (56 kg), Dari Laknia (64 kg) won bronze
medal apiece in boy’s category while H Tonibala Chanu and Mamta Bagang bagged a bronze
each in girl’s category.
Boxers M Kalyani Devi and Lakia Shoibam advanced to the finals in Girls 57 kg and
60 kg weight category respectively while the lone survivor of today’s semifinal bouts
in Boys category was Torak Lucky.
The Judokas also bagged six bronze and silver today.
The medal winners are: (Boys), Dinda Chukla (40kg) Silver, Samuel Wangchu (35 kg)
Bronze, Toko Tachu (45kg) Bronze, Tai Abu (50kg) Bronze, (Girls) Tosen Pangkhu (30
kg) Bronze, Kobin Doyum (35kg) Bronze, Jumter Tatu (44kg) Bronze.
In addition to yesterday’s 3 bronze, Arunachal's medal tally climbed to 30--4 gold,
4 silver and 22 bronze
Arunachal Pradesh won Bronze in Badminton in both Men’s and Women’s Team events.
In Athletics, Mido Yirang reached the finals in both 100 m and 200 m race.
The wrestlers and Table Tennis players drew blank while the football team was knocked
out of the competition by Manipur. The team went down fighting 0-2 in a crucial league
level match today.
DA concern over rampant
YINGKIONG, Mar 21: Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang District, Yingkiong, Liyon Borang
in a public awareness meeting held at Mariyang expressed serious concern over the
rampant illegal encroachment and erection of structures within Mariyang Township
without proper and valid government allotment order.
He said the common people need development and progress of the sub- divisional headquarter
but there is no more land for infrastructure development for Govt offices and institutions
due rampant illegal encroachment of government land.
Borang warned the encroachers that after thorough checking and examinations, the
District Administration and Estate Officer would start taking serious action against
the violators including demolition of structures erected by the encroachers as per
the provisions of the Public Premises Eviction Act. The Deputy Commissioner appealed
people to think, act and cooperate with the government for the development and beautification
of the town and make the oldest sub-divisional headquarter as a model town to attract
Meanwhile, Taro Mize, EAC incharge, SDO, Mariyang has been entrusted the duties
and responsibilities to examine the situation and submit detail report to the District
Magistrate for further action.
Apatani Bamboo take its root in Mechuka Valley
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) has taken up bamboo plantation
as a part of its ‘best practices programme’ in beautiful Mechuka valley with the
help of community members of Apatani plateau.
In total, 1100 Apatani Bamboo (Phyllostachys Mannii) rhizomes were brought in Mechuka
Valley from Hong village of Ziro and distributed to Lhalung, Dongsar, Farge, Dorjeeling,
Bomjipanga and Borangang villagers. The bamboo rizhomes were in great demand in Mechuka.
In fact, the quantity of rhizomes brought from Ziro could not suffice the demand
of the villagers.
The bamboo plantation programme was supported by Agriculture department, Mechuka
with active initiative of Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, R K Kanaujiya.
The idea behind the initiative is to replicate best practices of the Apatani community
in the Mechuka valley. As the Apatani plateau and Mechuka Valley share similar climatic
and geographical features, the natural resource such as the Apatani bamboo may flourish
in Mechuka valley where vast land scape is available for bamboo plantation.
FGA executive director Nalong Mize hoped that with the propagation of the Apatani
bamboo, sustainable resource will be available in Mechuka valley making a huge difference
in the life of the local people. It will also lead to reduction in wood or timber
consumption for domestic purposes and help the villager to take up bamboo-based cottage
industry which could enhance the rural economy.
Meanwhile, FGA members in collaboration with the agriculture department conducted
a one-day training on bamboo plantation. Narang Tam, Member, FGA and Secretary of
Ngunu Ziro, an NGO, was the resource person of the training programme. Among others,
Panchayat members, agriculture department officials, women’s action group and villagers
participated in it.
SBA training for serving nurses
PASIGHAT, Mar 21: A three-week-long training on “Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA)”
for the serving nurses began at Pasighat General Hospital Auditorium on March 6.
Altogether, 19 in-service nurses are being trained under the “Rotational training
for health workers programme” which will come to an end on March 26.
Sponsored by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the training programme
aims at reducing maternal and infant mortality rate in the state and the country
as a whole and it is being conducted jointly by District Health and other health
societies in the state.
The training coordinator Tanying Taggu informed that in this last batch training
of this year 19 participants (ANM & GNM) from West Kameng, Tirap and Papum Pare
districts are being imparted intensive training on special neo-natal cares and management
of the post natal complications. Two faculty members Dr Dilip Dutta and Dr Jonney
Darrang are imparting training
The District Health Society earlier conducted four such Nurse Training programmes
at Pasighat General Hospital covering all 16 districts of the state including training
on Medical Termination Pregnancy (MTP) and birth control. It also conducted a series
of training on Integrated Management of Neonatal and Child Illness (IMNCI) for the
in-service doctors, nurses and Anganwadi Workers during this fiscal year.
Taggu, who is a health educator working under the District Medical Officer, informed
that Pasighat General Hospital is one the two recommended hospitals in the state
for conducting skill development programme for health workers. The other is Naharlagun
Gamlin calls for vigorous cooperative movement in state
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: A coordination meeting of the officers of the cooperation department
and apex cooperative societies of the state was held on March 19.
Presiding over the meeting, Cooperation Minister Jarkar Gamlin called upon the cooperative
societies to promote cooperative movement in the state for the benefit of needy people.
Hage Khoda Shalla, Secretary-cum-RCS, informed that an official team of the NCDC
will visit the state soon and conduct study in order to prepare the second phase
of integrated cooperative development project in Arunachal. He requested all the
cooperative officers in the districts to extend every possible help to the NCDC team.
A T Kulo, chairman of the state cooperative union, requested the minister and the
RCS to extend all possible help to the Union which is the apex cooperative organization
of the state to strengthen the cooperative movement. All the officers of the cooperation
department and apex cooperatives in the state participated in the day long meeting.
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Binny Yanga, Chairperson of Oju Welfare Association and social
activist has been conferred the National Tribal Award in recognition for her exemplary
community services in 2011-12. The award, comprises of cash prize of Rs 5 lakh,
a citation and a trophy, was presented by Union Tribal Affairs Minister V Kishor
Chandra S Deo and Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Mahadeo Singh Khandela
during Prakriti festivals-2012 held at New Delhi on March 20.
Scientific fish culture for sustainable development
KHONSA, Mar 21: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tirap District organised a 6-days training
programme on ‘Scientific fish culture for sustainable development’ at Deomali.
Altogether 10 participants from 6 different villages of Tirap district were trained
during the programme.
In the inaugural session, Dr. D. S. Chhonkar, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Tirap district
elaborated the mandates of KVK and requested the farmers to take full benefit from
the training programmes and utilize the knowledge to make the district self-sufficient
in fish production.
There were presentations on Composite fish culture, scientific construction of a
fish pond, Fish health and Water quality management in fish culture, Good quality
fish seed and different integrated fish farming systems including screening of documentaries
related to scientific fish culture practices during the programme.
Later, an interactive session between the fish farmers and the resource persons was
held during the concluding session of the programme.
The training programme was conducted by Dr. Rajdeep Dutta, SMS (Fisheries) and Dr.
Jitumoni Das, SMS (AS).
Mirku villagers face water crisis
PASIGHAT, Mar 21: The people of Mirku village near Pasighat are facing acute drinking
water shortage. Huge fund had already been spent for improvement of water supply
system, but the situation remains the same as it was, lamented the villagers.
It is alleged that the PHE department has spent Rs. 85.36 lakh in Mirku village water
supply project, but it failed to continue water supply in the villages.
Annoyed with the water crisis, the villagers in a meeting constituted a 12-member
“Fact Finding Committee’ in order to find out the cause of prevailing water shortage
in the villages. The committee will be headed by one Ongin Gao.
Mirku village, an oldest village in the area, had been provided water pipe connectivity
in 1964. But, scarcity of drinking water remains as a problem for the villagers till
AASSATA unit threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Papum Pare Unit of All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers
Association (AASSATA) has threatened to launch mass pen down strike if the government
fails to release arrears and enhanced salary of SSA teachers with this month.
YWC working committee meet held
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: A National Working Committee meeting of Young Worker’s Council
(YWC), a youth wing of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), was held in
New Delhi yesterday. YWC chairmen from different parts of country participated.
Addressing the gathering Arunachal Pradesh YWC chairman Honipa Sono Yangfo highlighted
the contributions of former chief minister Late Dorjee Khandu for welfare of workers
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Yangfo called for formulation of effective industrial policy keeping in mind the
unemployed educated youths of the state.
Meanwhile, Yangfo has been inducted as the Member of Central Working Committee,
Society demands relief for fire victim
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Ramle Banggo Welfare Society, Itanagar today urged East Siang district
administration to provide immediate relief to the fire victim Taluk Gadi of Lumpo
village, who lost his SP type building in a fire mishap at around 3.30 am on March
20. However , there was no loss of life, the Society said.
Society has appealed to the state government to establish fire service station at
Nari town to prevent fire incidents. Society has further reiterated its demand for
delegation of full-fledged administrative power to Nari ADC.
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: In view of Assembly session beginning on March 22, Capital Complex
district magistrate under section 144 CrPC has prohibited strike, dharna and procession
etc within the 500 metre radius of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly with immediate
Meanwhile, the magistrate directed the capital police including traffic cell to restrict
entry of heavy trucks in Capital during peak hours as per the executive order issued
in May last year.
Sakhi and Sahelis training
TEZU, Mar 21: Under the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (SABLA),
the office of the CDPO, ICDS Project, Tezu organized a one day training programme
for Sakhi and Sahelis recently at Chowsali Memorial M.E. School, Sunpura Circle.
Speaking on the occasion, CDPO W. Tangha briefed about the aims and objective, role
and responsibility of Sakhi and Sahelis.
N.Towong, Head GB, C. A. Mein, ASM and M. Lego, Headmaster of M.E. School, C. Lowang,
ANM, Gramsevikas, Supervisors and Anganwadi workers participated in the programme.
Workshop on PC-PNDT held
AALO Mar 21: A one day workshop on Pre-natal Care(PC) and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques
(PNDT) was held at Aalo yesterday.
Dr. Linya Lollen, Medical Superintendent, Specialist Dr. G. Doke, Y. Tato, Dr. Rina,
spoke in details on sex determination and said that balance sex ratio in the tribal
society reveals that the sex determination is not practiced by local population.
M. Devi, DMEIO and Yomto Lollen, DPM also spoke on the occasion.
In the interactive session ZPM Yaman Bagra, Senior citizen Mimar Lollen and Legal
Advisor Yomge Ado shared their views. DIPRO
SC dismisses HC directive
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: The Supreme Court of India has dismissed the judgment passed by
the Gauhati High Court directing District Returning Officer, Papum Pare to produce
the record of Register of voters’ counterfoils (in Form (17A) of Itanagar Assembly
The order was passed by Supreme Court Judges Deepak Verma and H.L. Gokhale while
granting a leave petition filed by appellant Markio Tado to quash the Gauhati High
Court order passed against a Miscellaneous Case (EP) No. 05(AP) 2010 in election
petition No 01 (AP)/2009 filed by respondent Takam Sorang.
“In our view the order passed by the learned Single Judge is illegal and unsustainable,”
both the judges observed after thoroughly examining the merit of the HC directive.
It may be mentioned here that Sorang had filed an election petition as well as an
interlocutory application in Gauhati High Court in 2009 for calling of records of
register of voters’ counterfoils of Itanagar Assembly constituency alleging double
enrollment. However, the HC had rejected the petition. Again, Sorang had filed another
miscellaneous application on the same matter after few months of rejection of his
Tado had to knock the door of SC after his petition challenging Sorang’s election
petition was rejected by Gauhati High Court.
‘Stick to guidelines’
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: All East Kameng Contractor’s Welfare Association (AEKCWA) urged
the executing agencies to strictly adhere to the guidelines under various centrally
sponsored schemes including special plan assistance schemes, border area development
programme and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna which are being implemented in East
The Association said that various departments do not comply with the guidelines in
the district which resulted in poor quality of works.
Sangram is one of the oldest Administrative circles of Kurung-Kumey district in the
state. The distance between Sangram and the state capital (Itanagar) is above 300
km and it takes a full day to reach Sangram from Itanagar. BSNL tower at Sangram
was erected during last couple of years but it is only in name’s sake without functioning
properly. As a matter of fact, the quickest means of communication at Sangram is
in total failure forcing the people to face numerous problems. Lack of telecom
(mobile) service compels the people to travel other places only to communicate people
even for small piece of work.
Due to total failure of such communication, the poor people are spending their money,
energy and time to interact with the people of far-flung areas.
On the other hand authorities concerned and local leaders are not giving attention
towards this problem.
Therefore, I on behalf of the people of Sangram would like to appeal the concerned
authority and public leaders to take up the matter with BSNL authority immediately
to activate the mobile tower.
I.B. Colony, Sangram
Restore IG Park’s lost glory
It’s really heartening to see some few plunging in to save the lone park of the capital
(IG Park) from further destruction. The initiation a little late but step taken is
Recalling the innocent past, said in the glory of IG parks, when I was a kid then
– ‘IG park bahut badha aur sundhar hei, Itanagar me rehne se dhin bhar hum usme
bahut khelne aur gumneh dil hota hei ’ (IG park is so big and beautiful, when I am
in Itanagar, I feels like playing and hanging in the park whole day).
Now when I see the present view of the park, it’s sad to see the diminishing glory
of the park day by day.
Indira Gandhi Park since late 2000 has been acting in a forceful mode of entertaining
everyone, being transformed into a hub of festivals and gatherings. Peoples now
hardly flogs in large daily, they just wait for the festivals to brighten the park,
to enthrall their mood.
Those were the days when the park used to smile, witnessing many players of different
age, playing their respective concerned part in the park daily from dusk till dawn.
With the fast changing years, the park being ignored, the players too have decreased.
Most of the greenery part of the park has almost been plastered with mud and dust,
the flowers hardly blooms, the stream that used to flow is now begging for water,
the park lane crying everyday for maintenance and the area of the park slowly and
steadily decreasing its width and length but alas!, no one hearing the pleas.
The construction of conventional hall causing a threat to the park is just a one
piece of concern raised; if we have to really take a big leap in saving the park,
then I feel the inclusion of all the aspects of threats that are attacking the park
too must be included alongside the voice raised.
Charity begins at home as said, but if the charity is done by destroying owns precious
possessions, then that charity work done is always not praise worthy, hopes the
state govt. cares to think of the negative impact before it’s too late to rectify
it and chalk out a well planned strategy to restore IG parks lost glory.
Lastly, the atmosphere is changing; global warming is already a threat worldwide.
Let’s start the ‘Save Game’ in our own way and ‘Go green.’
Be example for rest of Arunachal Pradesh
In addition to my previous letter “Revive the lost glory of Pasighat” I would like
to highlight some more facts about Pasighat which has happened in past few years.
The infrastructure are in ruin. APST station is in dilapidated condition, need urgent
face lift. The sumo station do not have toilet and urinal facility, which should
have mandatory. District administrators should be blamed for not having such facilities.
JNC needs massive face-lift and upgradation to higher learning centre.
I am deeply concern to see the Raneghat Bridge over Siang, which took nearly 25 years
to complete, yet there appears to be a fault in the construction alignment. I am
not the expert but to my layman eye there is fault. Bridge should be either perfect
straight line or evenly curved. There is asymmetry in the bridge; there is a kink
at the eastern end. I hope engineering expert has noticed the way my layman eye has.
If there is any natural disaster like the 2000 Siang flood or earthquake, then bridge
is likely to break at the kink.
Road safety authority should inspect the bridge on a regular interval; otherwise
it is disaster waiting to happen in future.
Pasighat still has beautiful layout compared to other town. If there is vision in
the mind of leaders, indigenous people, administrators and various luminaries of
present and past, Pasighat has every potential to develop up to the expectation
not like Itanagar where infrastructures are simply not coping with the phase of development.
Need of the hour at this time is strong infrastructure, good roads/streets, proper
town planning, good medical and education centres. Investment from other states will
come automatically if infrastructures are good. Hope this letter will bring awareness
to the people to works towards the upliftment of our beloved historic town and help
them to be example for rest of Arunachal.
Dr. Bojir Perme
This is in reference to the news item “AASSATA unit threatens hunger strike” (March
We would like to clarify here that no such ultimatum has been served to the district
authority since we believe that DDSE and district authority has nothing to do with
the releasing of salaries and arrears until the central govt. (MoHRD) releases the
fund for the entire state. The association is in constant touch with state Govt.
regarding payment and arrear of our SSA teacher.
It is fact that we are really facing very tough time at this age of sky rocketing
prices of essential commodities to maintain the livelihood for self and our family,
especially our school going children for admission. But at the same time we have
to honor the words given to us, to fulfill the demand within stipulated time by the
Chief Minister and Education Minister. Since, the time taken by the Govt has yet
not expired, so being Govt. employees we need to keep patient and wait for the positive
Further, Lower Subansiri district unit has nothing to do with the article published
on March 20. We also appeal to all the SSA teachers to avoid such kind of baseless
news item in local dailies and other audio visual media in near future.
We, therefore AASSATA district Unit Lower Subansiri district strongly condemn such
deeds of impersonate AASSATA official by some unknown persons. Such act creates mere
misunderstanding amongst teaching fraternity of SSA as well as district authority
and state Govt.
Narang Samo, Secretary
Chukhu Epa, President
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to extend my gratefulness and heartfelt
thanks to the Chief Minister cum APCC President Nabam Tuki and the General Secretary,
B.C Tok for revocation of all 31 Panchayat leaders and workers of Aalo East Constituent
Assembly including the ZPM and ASM Chairperson of 2-Aalo, East Upper Constituency.
Dagmo Lollen, ASM,
Kombo Jirdin, 31st Aalo East Assembly
Punish the culprits
Recent desecration of the statues of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and
Dr D Ering by the miscreants at Pasighat created a shock wave across the state. Today
they vandalized the statues of Bapuji and Dr Ering, tomorrow they may try to attack
the political leaders and other dignitaries of the state.
Therefore, I would like to request the state Govt to look into the matter seriously
and punish the culprits who were involved in such shameful act.
All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare
It is unlikely that increase the funding for rural health will help improve the
dismal state of health care to a large extent in India. Experts time and again suggested
that if the vision of ‘Health for All’ is to be achieved by 2020, India will have
to pump in 6 per cent of its GDP in the health care sector.
India’s public spending on health as a proportion of the GDP – currently at around
1 per cent of the GDP - is among the lowest in the world. Despite the launch of the
National Rural Health Mission in 2005, India continues to grapple with a 33 per cent
shortage of rural hospitals or Community Health Centers (CHCs). Even in the ones
present, there is an acute shortage of staff.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there is a shortage of 50-70
per cent of physicians, specialists, lab technicians and radiographers at the CHCs.
And around 10-15 per cent of them even lack basic amenities such as water supply
Nevertheless, the launch of the National Urban Health Mission to encompass the primary
healthcare needs of people in the urban areas is a welcome move. So is the upgradation
of seven more Government medical colleges under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha
Yojana (PMSSY) which aims at setting up of AIIMS-like institutions.