ITANAGAR, Nov 01: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki was sworn as the 7th Chief Minister
of Arunachal Pradesh today. The oath of office and secrecy was administered by Governor
JJ Singh hours after Tuki was elected as CLP leader in presence of the 3-member
AICC observers' team in a swearing-in ceremony at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan here.
Later, addressing the media persons in his maiden press conference, Tuki said that
he would give priority to the development front besides restoring peace and communal
harmony among all tribes.
“Now political unrest is over. Everything has been sorted out,” Tuki said and appealed
to all to extend their support and cooperation to the new Government for all round
He said that all on-going schemes/project would be continued and completed on time
by properly monitoring and judiciously utilizing the fund meant for each and every
scheme/project. Beside development of road communication and air connectivity, health
and education sector, Tuki also stressed on exploitation of natural resources available
in the state.
He also cautioned those mischief-mongers bent on creating communal rifts for vested
interests saying that “his government would not tolerate such misadventure”.
“Any issues whatever the magnitude could be fixed through dialogue, consultation
and negotiation. However, in some cases it may take some time to resolve, he said
and urged all not to lose patience in such cases. He assured that his Government
would respect all issue-based democratic movement by any organization/association
and would try its best to solve and redress their demands and grievances.
Meanwhile, Tuki told media persons that his new council of ministers would be finalized
in the next week or two after due consultation with party high command and he will
be leaving for New Delhi within a couple days for the purpose. He, however, declined
to comment on whether any minister from the previous ministry would be dropped
On Pradeep Thakur issue, he said the issue would be discussed in the cabinet. He
also said that ex gratia for kin of those killed in Seppa bridge collapse accident
would be released soon.
Hailing from Ompuli village of Sagalee sub-division under Papum Pare district, Tuki
was first elected as MLA in 1995 from Sagalee assembly constituency. He was re-elected
in 1999, 2004 and 2009. Presently he was holding the post of PWD and UD Minister
and APCC president. He is also the sitting president of Arunachal Cricket Association.
Tuki also served the state in various capacities before he was elected as MLA. Tuki
was the vice chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd and APCC treasurer
in 1994, working president of NE Youth Congress Coordination Committee in 1993, Youth
Congress Committee president from 1988-93, general secretary of All India NSUI from
1986-88, Chairman of NE NSUI Coordination Committee (1985) and president of State
NSUI in 1983.
Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, MPs Ninong Ering, Takam Sanjoy, MLAs, Ministers
and Parliamentary Secretaries of the previous government were present on the occasion.
New CM takes stock of law and order
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: A couple of hours after taking the oath of office, new Chief Minister
of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki this afternoon had a high level meeting with the
Chief Secretary, Home Commissioner, DGP and IGPs of the state to take stock of the
law and order scenario across the state.
The officials briefed the newly sworn in Chief Minister of the prevailing law and
order situation. Tuki categorically sought the exact position of the security apparatus
and made a point that safety and security of the citizens of the state will not be
compromised in any way. He directed the officials to seek first hand and in-depth
reports on security scenario from each Deputy Commissioner of all the sixteen districts
of the state. Based on the reports, Tuki said the government will evolve a modus
operandi to put the security apparatus in place.
Tuki also directed the release of ex-gratia payment of Rs 19 lakhs for the victims
of the tragic accident at Seppa on October 29 last.
Tuki Government today released the total amount of Rs 19 lakhs to the exchequer of
the East Kameng district administration for further disbursement to the victims.
Meanwhile, Tuki has also approved the engagement of personnel from the National Disaster
Response Force (NDRF) based at Guwahati and New Delhi to take over the rescue operations.
The government has directed officials of the state Disaster Management and Relief
& Rehabilitation department to head for Seppa immediately. The DIGP West has been
directed to monitor the rescue and relief operations.
BJP hopes for best as it questions AICC
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh expressed hope that
the new Chief minister would be able to lead all ensuring a responsive and good governance
in place in the state.
It said that ruling Congress would able to spearhead holistic initiatives for the
development of the state beyond the partisan party politics in the larger interest
of Arunachal Pradesh.
Further the party hoped that AICC would resolve at once the frequent political instability
due Congress in the state. It further said that despite people giving a mandate to
the Congress but the Congress had to see three Chief Ministers in a span of Six months
including the Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu that has created panic and insecurity
and at the same time detrimental to the true spirit of development of this frontier
The new Chief Minister should prove and take initiatives to resolve the vexed Times
of India (ToI) Pradeep Thakkur issue taking along with the various tribes and sub-tribes
of the state.
The new Chief Minister has to speed up the progress of the state because of leadership
crisis and infightings of the ruling Congress, it has taken the state of Arunachal
Pradesh 06 (Six) months back.
BJP accused the AICC for being indecisive for 6 months time in resolving the political
crisis that halt the development of Arunachal Pradesh.
The situations forced upon the people of Arunachal Pradesh in the recent past have
exposed the very attitude and perceptions of the AICC.
The BJP would watch over the political situation of the state and would play the
role of constructive opposition. The party would not keep silent or remain mute spectator
or tolerate any injustice or misrule meted to the people constraining development,
peace, security and harmony in the state, it said.
Governor to visit Vijaynagar by road
MIAO, Nov 1: State Governor General (Retd) J.J Singh is all set to brave the 157
KM MV road when he visits Vijaynagar, the eastern most Administrative Circle of Changlang
district next month.
This was informed by Executive Engineer Maihap Kenglang Longchang.
Despite shortage of manpower, inadequate flow of funds and brutal weather conditions
the Jairampur Division of PWD after putting much effort accomplished re-construction
of ALG at Vijaynagar.
Pot hole repairs and painting works are underway but the major re-construction works
was completed on Oct 20 by engaging wage laborers airlifted from Mohanbari Air Field,
He further informed that the state Governor has instructed to clear Miao-Vijaynagar
road at the earliest possible way so that he can pay his visit to Vijaynagar in December.
The Governor was supposed to visit Vijaynagar this October but owing to the road
blocks because of landslides the program had to be postponed.
Since last week the road is being closely monitored to ensure timely completion
of the road.
Taku seeks help from state and centre
SEPPA, Nov 1: Seppa town MLA Tapuk Taku, who rushed to Seppa from Itanagar after
hearing the sad news of a bridge collapse at Kameng River on Saturday evening convened
an emergency meeting at East Kameng Deputy Commissioner chamber last evening. The
emergency meeting was participated by Tage Tado, SDO and DC incharge, SP Kime Aya,
Major AK Tiwari & Major Sushant Awasthi (Indian Army), OC, CRPF, 138 Bn SK Mandal
beside host of officers, public and Panchayat leaders.
During the threadbare discussion, ways and means were formulated to recover the 14
missing persons, extend moral as well monetary aid to the next kin of deceased, and
to bring back normalcy in the district headquarter which had gone haywire soon after
“Denizens from New Seppa are having a harrowing time with the collapse of the ill-fated
bridge. Provisions should be made for a concrete bridge in near future and immediate
renovation of the collapsed bridge”, Taku opined and sought the help of Centre and
State Government for the same.
On the two life line yet dilapidated bridges -Hari and Bana, Taku informed that on
11 October, he had long discussion with Chief Engineer, BRTF and Commandant 14 BRTF,
Tenga. The BRTF officials assured him all possible steps from their end. On Bana
Bridge , BRTF official informed him that the load capacity of the bridge has been
lowered to 5 metric ton from previously 9 ton for the safety of the commuters. The
officials asked the MLA to impress upon the district administration to restrict vehicles
from carrying overload by putting security personal at the said bridge. On Hari Bridge
, the BRTF official assured to direct the constructing firm to expedite the construction
Meanwhile, Taku has directed the district administration to man the hanging bridge
at Type III with police personal so that the unfortunate incident is not repeated.
Bridge at Type III is crowded with denizens from New Seppa and Seppa with the collapse
of the hanging bridge on Saturday.
Taku has expressed deep condolence over the demise of 4 people. He also prayed for
the early recovery of all the 14 missing persons and early improvement of scores
of injured person who are recuperating at the District Hospital, Seppa.
Taku had extended monetary help to the victims of the incident when he visited them
at District Hospital Seppa last evening as an immediate relief. He also announced
Rs 25,000 to the family of the deceased, 5000 to the seriously injured.
Organisations hopes for the best
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee heartily has expressed the
confident that the State of Arunachal Pradesh touches new heights of development
under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabum Tuki.
APCC also appealled all to maintain peace and calm in the State and to co-operate
the Chief Minister in bringing overall development of the State and to bridge all
gaps done earlier.
The rank & file of Congress party of the State once assured full-fledged support
for running the government and party smoothly to render yeomen service to the people
of the State.
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) and Indian National Trade Union (INTUC)
hoped that with appointment of Tuki as CM political crisis in the state would come
to an end and people of Arunachal will witness a new era of peace, prosperity and
The Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh
(CCRCHAP) in a release hoped that Arunachal Pradesh will witness unbound economic
development, social and communal harmony and peace under leadership of Tuki as Chief
Minister. It further said that “We look forward to a permanent solution to our long
pending issue and firmly believe that the Chief Minister would certainly resolve
the issue in the near future”.
Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Naharlagun Bazar Welfare Committee
hoped that the state would enter a new chapter of developement. The new government
should take all sections of people along with it to make Arunachal Pradesh a vibrant
state, it said.
Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas, the Bishop of Itanagar said that with experienced and able
leadership of Tuki, state will see new era of education, empowerment and employment
to make Arunachal a vibrant and self-reliant one.
While welcoming the new Chief Minister, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) hopes
that the new chief minister will lead the state towards peace, harmony and all round
development. Under the leadership of CM Tuki, development will take place, particularly
in social, cultural, education and health sector, hopes All Arunachal Youngstar United
Wishing best to the newly elected CM Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seval Dal of West
Kameng, Tawang and East Kameng hoped for the accelerated development and strong Seva
All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) hoped that under the leadership
of new CM Nabam Tuki, state Govt will work for all round development and peace
and communal harmony.
All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union (AAMTWU) hoped the state will
flourish in all sphere under the able guidance and leadership of new CM Nabam Tuki.
Many developmental activities will take place and peace and prosperity will prevail,
hopes Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) while welcoming new CM.
All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) hoped that Tuki would take care
of all section of society while bringing development of the state to the right track.
It also appreciated AICC high command for reposing faith on Tuki to lead the state.
While welcoming new CM, Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Raj Sangathan requested him to give
priority on renovation of sector roads in the Capital Complex. Assuring full cooperation
to Nabam Tuki, Arunachal Vigilance Forum (AVF) hope for improvement of law and order
and stable government. The new CM would work with dedication and sincerity for the
welfare of the state as a whole, hopes Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum.
All Nyishi Youth Organisation (ANYO) hoped that Tuki will fulfill the people’s aspiration
and carry forward the development activities.
All Parang Circle Youth Association, Parang Panchayat Youth Welfare Society and Nirjuli
Market Welfare Committee hoped that Tuki will take care of all section of the society
and give priority on all round development of the state. NMWC further hoped that
Tuki would bring an end to rampant collection of donation from the traders and improve
law and order situation, while APCYA appealed all the organizations to extend cooperation
to Govt for peace and development.
Expressing happiness over the appointment of Tuki as CM, Arunachal Pradesh Fair Price
Shop Dealers Welfare Association (APFPSDWA) hoped that under the able leadership
of Tuki, the state will march forward for progress, prosperity and harmony. It further
hoped that PDS in the state will be streamlined and strengthened and an efficient
leader will be appointed as food and civil supply minister. The Association also
appreciated AICC chief for selecting Tuki as CLP leader.
All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours Union (AAPGDLU) also hoped
that the state will witness a new era of development under the leadership of Nabam
Tuki as new CM. It further hopedthat Tuki will bring peace and prosperity in the
Organisation say no to proposed extension of airfield
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Dutta Peoples’ Forum, Capital Complex, Itanagar strongly discarded
the proposed extension of Advance Landing Ground in Ziro and supports the movement
spearheaded by Paph-Nehabo Village Welfare Committee (PNVWC) against the proposed
extension and decided not to spare even an inch for the purpose.
The Forum evoked that the people of Dutta village has always been very supportive
towards coming up of any developmental schemes in Ziro valley in general and Dutta
village in particular and as such it has been very kind to Government of Arunachal
Pradesh by donating major portion of its ancestral land for opening the existing
airport at Old Ziro and that too without acquiring any kind of compensation but it
believes the present proposed extension is highly objectionable as the Forum feels
that it comes in expense of existence of Dutta village as it would require substantial
land covering more than 90 percent land of people of Dutta, Paph, Nenebo, Dapopogyang
The Forum strongly felt that the proposed extension would lead to disturbance in
various spheres of life of Dutta.
The forum also revealed that the proposed area for acquisition from Dutta people’s
land includes extended villages Nehabo, Dapopogyang and Paph which is only area left
with Dutta people for developing other economic activities besides agriculture.
The forum requested for intervention of MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Land Management
Padi Richo regarding acquisition of land for Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) under
PM Package at Ziro and also to recall a memorandum of objection against acquisition
of land submitted before the Deputy Commissioner, Ziro in Feb, 2000 and hard four
days protest of 2008 against the project. The forum expected that the Parliamentary
Secretary Land Management himself being from the Valley would understand the sentiment
of the people of Dutta village and genuineness in their objection of proposed extension
of Advance Landing Ground.
AMYAA promotes SHG Mushroom Cultivation
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: There has been increasing interest for Mushroom Cultivation among
SHGs under Khagam CD Block, Miao of Changlang District. The Mushroom Cultivation
initiated by SANYA SHG of Khasan Jugli Village in the beginning of 2011 under the
support of Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO of Namphai-I, Miao through
the sponsorship of NABARD RO, Itanagar has inspired number of existing SHGs. Besides
many other skill based and non-skill based income generation activities (IGA) trainings
that AMYAA (NGO) has imparted to SHGs and Farmers, the Organization has been taking
special interest in promoting Mushroom Cultivation. The labour and processes involved
in Mushrooming are easier and simpler as compared to other income generation activities
such as candle making, food processing, detergent making etc., therefore many SHGs
has opted for Mushroom Cultivation.
R. K. Paul Chawang and Jangam Pansa of AMYAA imparted training in Mushrooming to
Sarah SHG and Blessing SHG of Songking Village. A total of 16 SHG members attended
the theory cum demonstrative training. During the coming week the Organization will
be imparting Mushroom Cultivation Training to Aphuang SHG of Old Plone and Susana
SHG of New Khamlang. The Organization will target at helping the SHGs and Farmers
in taking up Mushrooming as one of their sustainable income generation activity.
The AMYAA (NGO) will facilitate the groups by availing seasonal Mushroom Pawn on
order and assists the Groups to cultivate Mushroom throughout the year. The high
protein contain of mushroom and value tagged market price ranging from ` 100 to 160
per kg will help the groups to fetch good profit from the sale of mushroom products
and motivate the groups to go for larger scale of production. An IGA for alternative
source of income such as mushroom cultivation can bring about a sustainable economy
and scope for self-employment to many youth, women and farmers in the remote rural
villages of the District.
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: The All East Kameng District Students' Union (AEKDSU) strongly questioned
the capability of district administration regarding the black Saturday hanging bridge
collapse at Seppa town.
Union claim that though bridge is more than twenty years old, there was never ever
any mainte¬nance carried out by the concerned department. They demanded the higher
authority to immediately take action against District Administration of East Kameng
for their complete failure and officer of concerned department should be immediately
suspended alongwith sub-cordinator officer who were the incharge of maintenance of
that particular ill-failed bridge.
They also urged the administration to figure out the exact number of death and the
injured person. On the other side the DSU cautioned the State Govt. that another
incident may be happen if the maintenance of suspension bridge at Bana and Hari steel
Bridge is delayed. Both Bridges are the heart lines which connect the Seppa from
rest of the world. But the bridges are old enough which had been declared unfit for
the heavy vehicles by the District administration.
While welcoming the decision of MP Takam Sanjoy and local MLA Tapak Taku to release
compensation for the victims, union expressed deep condolence to the members of family
who lost their relatives in this tragic incident.
All Arunachal Pradesh Govt Departmental Labours’ Union (AAPGDLU) has appealed to
the authority concern for construction of a permanent RCC bridge immediately at the
site in Seppa where the suspension wire rope bridge collapsed recently. It further
appealed to the authorities for adequate relief assistance to the victims’ family.
The Union also deeply mourned the death of people in the tragic incident.
ANYA questions Tuki
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Reacting to the appointment of Nabam Tuki as chief minister, All
Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) under the presidentship of Yumlam Achung criticized
the ‘worse’ functioning ‘ of Tuki as PWD and UD minister. It alleged that hanging
bridge over Kameng river collapsed recently causing loss of life and missing of several
people due to lackadaisical attitude over PWD for construction of the same. Due to
inefficiency and inactiveness of PWD and UD under Tuki, the roads in the state, particularly
in capital complex are laying in deplorable condition, it said.
While referring to Pradeep Thakur issue “ANYA is strongly of the view of MP Takam
Sanjoy that Govt should expose panorama of reports on the issue, which directly
implicates Kiren Rijiju’s involvement as per electronic media report.” The truth
behind the issue should come out soon, it said.
Meanwhile, ANYA in a 7-days ultimatum has demanded the new CM for renaming of Indira
Gandhi Park as Heri Tai Memorial Park and construction of memorial statue of brave
jawan Pate Tasuk inside the Rajiv Gandhi stadium and threatened to launch democratic
movement in case of failure of the Govt to fulfill the demands.
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Palin has successfully organised a
career Counseling programme yesterday for its students. The programme was conducted
by CCA club while Circle Officer Yangte Abo Tabo has led the programme with his valuable
guidance and counselling to the students.
Principal JNV Palin also joined hand to show a best career option upto the bench
mark of NVS. He expressed his gratitude to Co Yangte for his valuable support for
the vidyalaya students ".
Demonstration programme on pea
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: An on field demonstration on improved method of sowing pea was conducted
by KVK Lower subansiri at Hija village Hapoli on Oct 29.
Yowa Nunu SMS (Agronomy) demonstrated the farmers on scientific method of cultivation
and specially emphasized the farmers to include pulses in crop rotation, Since
pulse crop fixes atmospheric nitrogen into the soil , and helps maintain the fertility
status of soil ,which is later availed by the succeeding crop.
Mudang Tana SMS (plant protection) educated the farmers how to identify symptoms
of pest and disease infestation and their control measures.
Shashikant Chaturvedi SMS (Horticulture)lectured the farmers on off season vegetable
cultivation. Altogether 15 farmers participated during the programme.
Annual PYKKA sports competition
ROING, Nov 1: The Annual PYKKA sports competition for Block Kridashrees of Lower
Dibang Valley District organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Roing
has begun at General Play Ground here today. Various games and sports competition
like 100m, 200m, 400m race, long jump, Short Put and volley ball for both boys and
girls and Football competition for boys and Kabaddi for girls will be organized during
the Annual PYKKA sports competition in all the six blocks of the district beginning
The winners of each event in the block levels will again compete in the district
level for further selection for the state level competition informed the official
sources. Namo Linggi, ZPM has inaugurated the event at General Play Ground, Roing
Workshop on SECC
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: A block level SECC workshop cum training programme was conducted
at DRDA conference hall, Yupia today. The BDOs of various block, supervisors and
enumerators took part in the training.
Addressing the gathering PD cum district SECC officer Takir Nyicyor advised all participants
to take the benefit of the programme. He distributed the census materials alongwith
PC tablet to various charge officers of the Papum Pare district at the end of the
training. The resource persons included Radhakrishnan T from ITI Kerela and Kalyan
Dutta, a master trainer.
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: A mass social service will be carried out by the Doimukh Citizen
Right Forum, Doimukh Student Union accompanied by PR members of area on 5th November
along PWD road from Lower NEEPCO to Khola Camp, Doimukh. Due to this social service,
normal traffic movement from NEEPCO colony to Khola Camp will remain suspend temporarily
from 7 am to 12 noon.
HDFC opens branch
PASIGHAT, Nov 1: In its continuous strive to serve with excellence
banking services to its widespread customers; the HDFC Bank opened itsfirst full-fledged
branch in Pasigaht.
The branch was formally inaugurated today by the Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok
in presence of SP Pushpendra Kumar, officers, leaders and businessmen of Pasighat.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC appreciated HDFC authorities for bringing services
to the door steps of the people of East Siang.
According to him it was overdue for densely populated Pasighat and with the opening
of a new nationalized bank, the common consumers would get hustle-free services.
He also expressed hope that it would generate more employment avenues for local educated
youths and become a vehicle for economic growth of the district in particular and
the state as a whole. (DIPRO)
Contract award opposed
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: The public of Upper Hinda Anchal segment, Palin strongly opposed
the award of contract work under MNREGA. They alleged that the selection of contractors
for the work was not done according to MGNREGA guidelines.
It further appealed to the Palin Chambang MLA for cancellation of awarded work
and also appealed him not to interfere on panchayat scheme.
Alleging non-disbursement of IAY to the beneficiaries, the people also demanded Palin
BDO and Kurung Kurung DRDA PD for immediate disbursement of IAY to the beneficiaries
of II-Upper Hinda within one month.
AALO, Nov 1: West Siang District Cooperative Union organized an awareness programme
on Cooperative Movement and Member Education Programme at Pobdi village Oct 15. The
meet was chaired by Ribi Rime, Chairperson District Cooperative Union, West Siang
The programme was attended by SHG members, women, and youth of Pobdi, Bene, Gune
Bane and Paya Village.
ITANAGAR Nov 1: Chavang Kut, festival of harvest by Kuki tribes of Manipur was celebrated
at Jubliee English School, Itanagar by the teachers, students and parents here today.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Jalley Sonam, chairman APB&OCWWB stressed
the need to develop agriculture, horticulture and floriculture at larger interest
in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. He also appreciated teachers from Manipur and
Nagaland for selfless dedication in educating the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Sonam
later donated exercise books to the students. He was accompanied by Changma Tajo,
Secy. General AAPWU and social workers Kenkar Yomcha.
Earlier principal of the school Mangboi Kipgfn briefed about the importance of the
Chavang Kut festival. Tai Yapu, organizing chairperson also spoke on the occasion.
Union calls for improved distribution
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: The All Upper Subansiri District Students Union held discussion
with deputy commissioner regarding the need for improvement of LPG gas distribution
in the district. Further they also discussed about poor road condition of Daporijo
town. Union hope that this discussion will bear fruit in days to come.
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Nyari Chege D/O Mari Chege of Chege Village East Kameng district
has died today at Itanager after sudden illness.
Late Chege was a student of B.Com First year at Dera Natung Government College Itanager.
Her death was an untimely and loss for her families and entire society, said All
Nyishi Students Union.
All Liyak Youth Welfare Association has condoled the sudden demise of late Yalam
Liyak and Yanu Liyak who died in the tragic Seppa hanging bridge collapse incident.
Association while extending condolence to the bereaved family member termed their
death as great loss to the Liyak society. Further they appealed to the authority
to provide compensation to bereaved family members sooner.
Clean the mess
The areas of Mowb II is highly polluted, the garbage are thrown everywhere which
has resulted in bad smell and pollution.
The govt should initiate steps on this matter.
Katon Lego, (on email)
Do something for the community
There are so many organizations within the Nyishi community; almost every person
is a president or a secretary. Whenever I come to Itanagar, I find that everyone
has card of a president or secretary of particular association. Only about 10% of
population is left without a portfolio and these people are the common people. Every
house and village has an association and soon we will have an association known as
All Nyishi Child Association and All Nyishi Old Age Association.
Formation of association is basically to serve the people, but politicians have brain
washed people heading these organi-sations. That’s why all associations are involved
in politics and can’t do any work for the common people. We are really frustrated
with these association especially our Nyishi based association.
Because of so many associations the divide and rule policy is going on within the
community. One president doesn’t want to kneel down before other. This policy is
not going to end soon as it will continue.
These associations are not for the welfare but to threaten the officers in the name
of president of the association, and publish in the paper against the ministers and
officers for their individual benefits. Please do something for common people of
our community instead of dragging yourselves into the political arena.
Koloriang, (on email)
Politics and Arunachal
Last couple of months has witnessed tough fight within Congress Party for CLP leadership
and who would rule the state as Chief Minister. Parleys of talk at 10 Janpath, Delhi
and two crucial visits of AICC observers consisting of very senior AICC members failed
to give conclusive result. Sonia Gandhi President, AICC failed to hammer out acceptable
solution. This time tiny state Arunachal Pradesh has given sleepless night to Central
Leadership. Whereas larger state's political problem was solved within no time by
Congress High Command in earlier occasion. Whatever the political turmoil our state
may be in, I rather see a brighter sight and is learning something- that If our state's
politics is so strong with only two MPs, we need to increase our population to five
times thereby creating 10 MPs for Parliament, we could become central leader and
one day Indian Prime Minister will be from Arunachal-this is guaranteed. Even with
one crore population we are bestowed with vast state-largest in NE.
Naharlagun, (on email)
University exams and APCSC
I would like to use your valuable space to make a sincere request to the APCSC. As
the date for mains is scheduled in December, we might face problems, because the
University is conducting its examination during the same month. So, I humbly request
APCSC to take this into consideration while fixing the date for mains.
An Aspirant (on email)
I would liked to convey my dismay over the APPSC decision to conduct Mains examination
in month of December as various colleges and RGU will have house test and semester
Therefore, kindly reschedule and extend the examination period for main exam.
An aspirant candidate,
Not DC but PRO of the dam proponent
The Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society express its heartfelt thanks to former
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Khiren Rijuju for clarifying to the nation that
the dam movements in the state is a purely a movement of the ‘indigenous people’
through a news channel, Times Now on 31st Oct last.
The society firmly endorses his stand that, ‘Dam movement in Arunachal is an indigenous
movement and they are fighting for their land, river and pristine forest’. Further
we also welcome his view point that, “If at all there is any moist activities in
the region, the administration has the right to find out and take action against
such anti national elements, but administration has no right to establish any link,
the indigenous movement with Maoist threat”.
In fact the attempts to paint the indigenous movement against mega hydro power projects
as ‘Maoist’ gained momentum after the current Deputy Commissioner, Garima Gupta
and her other half, Superintendent of Police, Roing, Veenu Bansal assumed office
in Lower Dibang Valley district. The attitude and behavior of the current administration
under the incumbent Deputy Commissioner, Garima Gupta, IAS had raised eye brows from
day one she assumed office. Instead of acting as an agent of the state government
and being the facilitator between the government and its people; rather the actions
of Ms. Gupta indicated that she is working at the behest of a corporate house, and
seems to taking her direction directly from the corporate headquarters of National
Hydro Power Corporation,(NHPC), proponent of 3000 MW, Dibang Multipurpose Project
located at Faridabad. Panchayat leaders too have pointed that Ms. Gupta had been
acting like a 'Public Relation Personnel' of the dam proponent instead of an administrator.
And her other half, the superintendent of Police, Roing, Veenu Bansal too has also
been toeing the same line.
Days before the “Roing Durga Puja Police Firing’, the District Administration and
Police began propagating the claims of the presence of cadres of Ulfa as well as
the Maoist in the district from neighboring Assam, with the objective of disturbing
the impending public hearing for NHPC's DMP Public hearing on 24th October ’2011
without producing an iota of evidence. The administration has been actively propagating
the existence of Maoists for the past few months. We are sad to note that such prefabricated
excuses have ultimately paved the way for firing at the school children, at will
in the Durga Puja Celebration at Roing on 5th October last.
The tall claims of the two arms of the government had also failed to go down well
with Panchayat Leaders, NGOs and other Civil Societies who were skeptical about it.
In fact the Panchayat leaders in a meeting on 2nd October’2011 with the IMCLS had
pointed that building up public paranoia is itself a well-tried out political strategy.
They had also predicted that the ‘Maoist’ claim may be an attempt by the administration
and the police to paint the voices voicing against the mega hydro power project as
Maoist; so as to excuse themselves into resorting to 'Big Stick Policy' in 2nd October
meet at Eze park.
The impunity with which administration and police is acting is the ultimate climax,
hysterical culmination of the unchecked power vested in the hands of the Bansal
Couple with the Deputy Commissioner, Ms. Garima Gupta heading the administration
and her other half Veenu Bansal, IPS, leading the police. The society strongly feels
that such concentration of power of the state machinery in a single household is
dangerous and threatens the basic fabrics of democracy.
The incident that could have been avoided
With reference to the incident that occurred on 29th Oct in which the suspension
bridge collapsed and many lives were lost, I would like to express my anguish over
the district administration whose sheer negligence led to the incident. Was there
no CRPF or APP to be sent to prohibit the innocent people from catching ‘taari’?
One thing I would like to remind the district authority that security forces are
deployed where there is a danger. They should have known that the bridge was old
Their duty is not only to make rules and regulations but to ensure that it is implemented.
I Know my voice would not bring any change because no one would pay any attention
but please don't be so irresponsible.
The Shillong Chamber Choir should be renamed as Shillong Bollywood Band. A choir
is a group of singers who sing carols in praise of the Lord in the Church. But Neil
Nongkynrih has commercialized it and warmed upto the glamour of Bollywood or the
Hindi film industry. Money corrupts, but Fame intoxicates.
Shillong, (on email)
Don’t hijack our issue
Paktu Ao Youth Association (PAYWA) would like to clarify that the letter written
by one concerned Paktu-ao under the caption No thanks published in Arunachal Times
on dated 31st Oct 2011 and some sections of paper is not written by PAYWA and PAPF.
It may be written by some Non-Paktu to create misunderstanding among APITU , ANYA
In the meantime we ask the concerned Person not to write such anonymous letter which
may create confusion. In the meantime we have decided to find out who has written
such confusing letter in the time of turmoil in the state.
We appreciate the solidarity shown to us by APITU &ANYA for our genuine cause and
hope in future they will do the same in genuine cause.
PAYWA, (on email)
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.
Globally, the number of children enrolled at the secondary level has tripled since
1970. Yet despite this progress, access remains limited in many countries, finds
out the Global education digest 2011 report published by UNESCO Institute of Statistics.
The report finds that among 162 countries with recent data, girls and boys have equal
chances of graduating from primary school in 91 countries. While girls are less likely
than boys to complete primary education in 47 countries, boys are less likely to
complete it than girls in 24 countries.
Upper secondary education is not compulsory in most developing countries. The gross
enrollment ratio of upper secondary education in the Arab States (48 per cent), South
and West Asia (44 per cent) and sub-Saharan Africa (27 per cent) were far below the
world average of 56 per cent in 2009.
In particular, the number of secondary school teachers has risen by 50 per cent since
1990, yet shortages persist. Total number of secondary teachers grew by 50 per cent,
from 20.3 million to 30.4million between 1990 and 2009. During the same period, the
number of primary teachers increased by 27 per cent, from 22.2 million to 28.3 million.
Globally, there have been more teachers working in secondary education than at the
primary level since 2002.
However, girls face the greatest barriers in attaining secondary education as the
gender gap widens across the globe.