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2011

November -  12

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Governor meet families of Seppa tragedy

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh visited Seppa and interacted with the families who lost their dear ones after a suspension bridge over Kameng River collapsed on October 29.

Fifteen persons died in the bridge collapse, eleven persons were seriously injured, thirty-eight had minor injuries and one is still missing.

The Governor accompanied by First Lady Anupama Singh also interacted with the injured persons.

On behalf of Muskan Welfare Society, the First Lady distributed blankets to the affected families of the tragedy.

The families expressed gratefulness to the couple for their visit and also had words of appreciation for the Army from 5 Mountain Division.

The Governor also interacted with the local people. Assuring them that the State Government will listen to their plea for the restoration of the important link with New Seppa, he expressed his hope that it will be restored before the coming monsoon.

The Governor inspected the suspension bridge.

Interacting with engineers at the site, the Governor called for restoration of link to the other side of the Kameng River. He advised them to follow established procedure, maintain upmost safety procedure and stressed on timely completion of the bridge, preferably a reinforced concrete structure.

Earlier Seppa Public Works Department Executive Engineer Tanya Soki briefed the Governor that the bridge which was constructed in 1987-88 and commissioned in 1992 collapsed due to overloading. Due to load displacement, the upstream main cable broke. Soki further added that designing process is underway and final structure will be ready very soon. Meanwhile, the Governor made aerial recce of the earmarked site for the Indian Army near Seppa and the road projects in Seppa, Bameng and Chayang Tajo area.

The Governor, accompanied by State First Lady and Ankur Garg, Secretary to Governor & Planning visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya and Chayang Tajo Government Higher Secondary School, which is observing its first alumni meet.

Interacting with the Students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya, the Governor advised them to respect their teachers.

Exhorting them to work hard, the Governor said that Chayang Tajo KGBV is the nursery for future leaders and repose his faith that students will make Arunachal Pradesh, the best State in the country.

On being apprised of power problem by a student, the Governor announced to provide solar lamps for the students and also a solar light system for the school.

First Lady, who also spoke on the occasion, advised the students to keep their surrounding neat and clean and plastic free. She urged them to spread environmental consciousness among the people.

She assured to provide study materials to the school on behalf of the Muskan Welfare Society.

State Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Deputy Director Ashok Tajo, who was present on the occasion informed that Chayang Tajo KGBV, was established in 2009. It is sponsored under SSA and run by Tara Tangam Chartable Trust since 2009-10. It has 100 students enrolled in Class VI, VII and Class VIII.

The first couple later participated at the Chayang Tajo alumni meet, which was attended by many special invitees including Everester Tapi Mra.

Addressing the people of the area on the occasion, the Governor assured to have a serious look into the two-point memorandum submitted by local MLA Karya Bagang which includes retaining of inter-district road connectivity from Chayang Tajo of East Kameng to Passang Circle of Kurung Kumey and posting of Army personnel at Chayang Tajo on regular basis.

Calling Chayang Tajo a ‘Mini Darjeeling’ the Governor called for augmentation of tourism potential of the area.

The Governor also expressed his concern about bamboo flowering in the area and called for expert opinion to tackle the problem.

Earlier on the day, the Governor had security briefing at Seppa. Inspector General of Police Tashi Lama and SP East Kameng Kime Aya were present on the occasion.

The Governor also had a meeting with district heads of department. He stressed on proving better health care facilities to the people in the district. He also emphasized on strengthening education system and posting of teachers in remote schools. (PRO, Rajbhavan)

 

Delay in fund release hampers preparation

National Weightlifting Championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Delay in releasing fund by the State Government has hampered the on-going preparations for the ensuing National Weightlifting Championship at Naharlagun, disclosed Arunachal Weightlifting Association general secretary cum organizing committee secretary Daniel Teli in a review meeting convened by Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang at his office chamber at Naharlagun today. Highlighting the various problems being faced by the organizing committee, Teli  requested the PWD, PHED, Power and other related work departments to contribute in the form of men and materials for early completion of the arrangement for the championship.

He further informed that the organizing committee has already paid some advances to all the hotels of Naharlagun and also requested the hotels of Itanagar to spare more rooms to accommodate the athletes.  

Indian Weightlifting Federation Joint Secretary and Arunachal Weightlifting Association president Abraham K Techi stressed on security and accommodation for the athletes.

The deputy commissioner urged all concerned to voluntarily contribute whatever possible at this moment. He also requested the hoteliers to spare 50% of their rooms for the athletes during the events.

Ratu Techi, Executive Engineer, PWD has agreed to repair all the dilapidated roads connecting accommodations sites of the athletes and officials within a week

Tadar Manku, Executive Engineer, PHED Itanagar Division has requested organizing secretary Teli to give him details of the requirements for early arrangement from his part.

Since the time for championship is very short, the meeting decided to convene review meetings in every two days in DC’s office or elsewhere. Later, in the evening the Organizing committee team met Robin Hibu, DIGP and had a threadbare discussion with him regarding security management during the competition.

AWA said that Hibu has assured the organizing committee to personally monitor the all security arrangements during the events.  

EEs of various works departments, including PWD, PHED, Power etc. attended the meeting. The hotel owners and managers of Itanagar and Naharlagun township were also present in the meeting.

 

Law College soon in Arunachal: Salman Khurshid

NEW DELHI, Nov 11: Union Law & Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has assured establishment of a Government Law College in Arunachal Pradesh in the immediate future. The assurance came when Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on him here this afternoon.

In a one-to-one talk with the Union Minister, Tuki drew his attention towards the demand, particularly from the student community, for establishment of a law college in Arunachal Pradesh.

“There is no government law college in our state and students have to go out to different parts of the country to study law. As most hail from rural areas and are economically weak, their dreams of becoming promising lawyers die a premature death. It is high time that Arunachal also has its own law college,” he said.

Khurshid referred the request as most genuine and assured to initiate the process of establishment of a college. He also assured the Chief Minister that funds won’t be a constraint and the Center would allocate substantial funds for it.

Tuki also invited the Law Minister to visit Arunachal to take stock of the feasibility of the demand for speedy approval of the project. Khurshid, on his part, promised to visit the state soon.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also called on Union Minister of Housing & Poverty Elevation Kumari Selja and emphasized on special focus on poverty elevation projects in the state. He said Arunachal being a resource-crunch state needs special attention from the Center in the form of substantial funds. Selja assured Tuki that her Ministry would be liberal in granting funds to the state particularly for solid waste management schemes.

Tuki profusely expressed gratitude to the Union Ministers and asserted that people of Arunachal Pradesh would remain ever grateful to the UPA Government for its generosity. (Media Cell, CMO)

 

Poma welcomes new road

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The Poma village Panchayat leaders have expressed joy at the news that fund for construction of road from Bamboo processing centre to Poma government middle school has been granted by state government. The villagers hope that the construction of the road will benefit the local citizen and new era of development will begin in this beautiful village.

 In a press release, Anchal Samity Member Techi Anna informed that PWD will be the work agency for the project. “The project cost is Rs. 1.8 crore and it is being funded under SPA. This project got nod because of initiative by Governor JJ Singh and Poma villagers appreciate his contribution for development of our village.”

Further she added, “We also express gratitude to local MLA Nabam Rebia for this project. Under the guidance of two of them and with active role from PWD, we hope this project will be executed to the best of quality.”

 Meanwhile ASM appreciated role of Governor Singh for taking many initiatives to make Poma a model village. “Poma got a bamboo processing centre because of the initiative by the Governor. Today industry is doing quite good and many local villagers have got employment. Full credit goes to Governor and we hope that he will continue to bring in more development projects in the area,” said Techi Anna.

 

Gender perspective across disciplines

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: In a National Seminar conducted by Saint Claret College, Ziro on Gender Perspective Across Disciplines, the Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District Nila Mohanan enlightened the audience on the history, the philosophical and political moorings of the gender question.

She encouraged the students and participants to consider the ideas floated in the seminar to be ‘beginning’ of a debate and discussion outside the seminar. These ideas should take a life of their own in the days to come, she reminded.

Ten papers from varied disciplines were presented and debated on the floor. The participants came from Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland.  In his preliminary remarks the resource person Dr. Anil Pinto, Co-ordinator for the Centre for Publications, Christ University Bangalore explained the history of the emergence and components of discipline and how gender question got consolidated into Gender Studies and Women Studies. The seminar enlightened the audience on the issues of gender disparities, particularly in the field of educational process and challenged some of the established positions on the formulation of the discipline of Gender Studies or Women Studies. People from different walks of life and NGOs participated in the Seminar.

 

State wide campaign launched on National Education Day

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Rajya Mission, Itanagar launched a state wide campaign on “Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan; to mark the National Education Day today.

The day was observed across the state and attended by teachers, school management committees, Panchayat Raj Members and field functionaries of education department.

On the occasion, the students read out the special message of Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Communication and Information Technology Kapil Sibal.

Informative talks on the significance of education, welfare of children as national property, the commitment of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, implementation of RTE in true spirit and to enroll more and more children from diverse background in education system to participate in learning process were the key objective of the celebration.

Meanwhile, the head of respective schools across the state administered a pledge to abide by the mandate of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

National Education Day was observed throughout the schools of Papum Pare District.

The teaching fraternity of the district pledged to abide by the Right to Education Act.

The officials from the office of DDSE also joined the programme at Govt. Middle School, ‘D’ Sector, Naharlagun. National Education Day was celebrated at Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Itanagar.

On the occasion, the teachers of the institution Rajesh Pandey and RK Ranjan highlighted the importance of the day and threw light on the life and achievement of Maulna Abul Kalam Azad.

Later, various literary and poster making and slogan writing completions were conducted.

 

Declare Karoi as tourist spot

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) has demanded the State Government to declare the Karoi area under Lebia Panchayat, where a Japanese fighter plane crashed during World     War -II, as tourist spot by providing road connectivity upto the spot.

A team of ASSU which trekked to the site on November 7-8 said that few Japanese coins and other materials found from the accident site suggested that the plane was belonged to Japan. While urging the State Government to preserve the remains of the plane, it said that villagers have already taken away most of the parts of the aircraft.

 

Papum Pare reviews MsDP

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: District Level Committee Meeting to review the works sanctioned under Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP)  and for implementation of recently sanctioned 85 units of Anganwadi buildings was held today at DC’s Conference Hall under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu.

Ligu informed that Papum Pare District is one of the Minority Concentration Districts of Arunachal Pradesh and Govt. of India; Ministry of Minority Affairs has approved the proposals which were submitted through state Govt.

He directed all concerned to execute the works/ Projects strictly as per guidelines.

DPO M. Karga informed that an amount of Rs 286.81 lakhs was received from Govt. as the 50% of central share as first installment against sanctioned amount of Rs 573.6375 lakhs. He stated that the meeting was mainly to review and discuss about the implementation of Anganwadi buildings constructed under MsDP fund and informed that out of 97 units of Anganwadi buildings 12 units were sanctioned during 2010-2011 and remaining 85 units recently sanctioned by the Govt. and 50% of fund amounting to Rs 127.50 lakhs received from the Govt. but not released to the executing department.

The AE, RWD, presented status report of works already sanctioned during 2010-2011 and informed that all sanctioned projects have been physically completed but 50% of balance sanctioned amount is yet to be received. He also informed that as per DPR all buildings proposed under MsDP are RCC structure.   

While participating in the discussion, the ZPMs and CDPOs said that while executing the works they were not informed by executing department about the implementation of works. They stressed that the buildings particularly constructed for Anganwadi centers should be as per design of DPR since Rs 3.00 lakhs is a sufficient amount to construct a RCC structure.

The house unanimously resolved that the Anganwadi buildings should be constructed in RCC structure as per DPR and there should be a proper agreement between the land donor and the authority concerned in consultation with the PRI members and CDPOs before the concerned administrative officer

DC directed all CDPOs to inspect the Anganwadi buildings constructed in their jurisdiction under MsDP and submit report with photographs to him within 15 days and said that the substandard buildings that are not as per specification shall be viewed strictly.

 

A witness to violence

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The Indira Gandhi Park located at the heart of Itanagar got the maximum brunt of October 11 fiasco. The rostrum from where Governor and Chief Minister addresses people of state during Republic and Independence Day was half burnt on that day.

Still there are burnt chair and tent in the vicinity of rostrum which reminds people of chilling violence which IG Park witnessed on the fateful day. With Republic Day just months away, soon concern authorities will repair the burnt rostrum and cleaning of burnt material will begin too. There are possibilities that for the repairing of rostrum authorities might award the work to some contractors. Many Arunachalees will be silently praying that none of the people involved in burning of rostrum gets contract work.

 However, the most beautiful sight inside the park is to watch children play nearby those burnt materials as if nothing had happened. May be these children are showing us the way for the future. It’s time to forget the fateful day and move ahead.

 

Cane and Bamboo Handicraft & Handloom Weaving training

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The 42 days skill development training programme on Cane and Bamboo Handicraft and Handloom Weaving conducted by Manghi Welfare Society (MWS) in collaboration with NABARD, Itanagar began at Koloriang on November 5.

Speaking on the inaugural function as chief guest, Deputy Commissioner, Kurung Kumey District Rajeev Takuk advised the trainees to complete the training course and utilize the knowledge and skills they gained in developmental purposes.

The DC appreciated the MWS for conducting such training in rural areas and informed that the successful trainee and those who have already established shop can apply for PMEGP and also seek financial assistance from any recognized bank with recommendation of Manghi Welfare Society. Textile and Handicraft Assistant Director Hage Tatang briefed about the income generation of handloom and handicraft. He also advised the trainees to establish their own production unit after gaining proper knowledge and skills from the ongoing training.

Kurung Kumey District DAO, MD Prasad assured the farmers and the society to provide facilities as per the provision of government policy if the society performs upto the expectation of the department.

MWS president Ngurang Tado assured to conduct more programme for rural people and to assist the successful trainees for establishment of related shops.

 

Horticulture development in the state

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The Economics department of Don Bosco College Itanagar organized a seminar on ‘Horticulture Development in Arunachal Pradesh’.

Prospects and development of Horticulture in the state were discussed and possibilities of new vistas were explored.

The Resource person, Narang Tani, Deputy Director, Horticulture Dept, highlighted the programmes and schemes undertaken by the Horticulture Department in the state. He stated that horticulture can be a viable means of developing a successful business in fruits which grow in the state and it can go a long way in making the people of the state prosperous.

Egam Basar, Asst. Director, Horticulture Dept. highlighted the present scenario of horticulture in the state. He urged the students to have a right mindset towards seemingly less attractive yet profitable horticulture.

 He stated that the role of youth is vital in taking up new ventures in horticulture and making the state economically self-depended.  

In his message, Fr. Nicholas Guangdiat, the principal of the college encouraged the students not only to look for government jobs and ‘white collar jobs’ but also go for alternatives like horticulture.

He stated that even with a government job in hand a person can develop horticulture as a hobby which will contribute to the economy of the state and enhance its prosperity.

 

KVK organize training programme

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: A training programme cum Field day was organized by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum-Pare to help the rural farmers on sustainable hill agriculture at Pilla and Nakar village of Mengio area on November 7- 8.

The team of Subject Matter Specialists(SMS) led by Dr. T. Heli, Programme Coordinator, KVK, PapumPare along with Tarh Kahi (ADO, Mengio) visited the Watershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Area (WDPSCA), Nakar village.

The team appreciated the efforts put forward by the women Self-Help Group in multi-crop production in the area  with bumper harvest.

The participatory approach towards agricultural development in remote country side of Mengio area in Papum-Pare has been eye-opener for the rural farmers. The project has been the infusion of latest Agricultural Technologies for sustainable development in the hills, with technology back up from KVK PapumPare and department of Agriculture.

The upland is packed with millets and maize along with vegetable crops. While, lowland and sloppy areas are terraced for rice cultivation, maize and vegetables on their bunds.

The project has created a record production of rice and maize, according to Dr. Heli.

On second day of the programme, the team organized training cum awareness camp for Agriculture Development at Pila village with participants from Nakar and Pilla village.

All together 40 farmers benefitted in varied fields of Agri-Allied sectors.

Dr. T.Heli stressed upon the farmers for the sustainable hill farming incorporating the livestock sectors. He emphasized upon the need for community fencing and effective Mithun Health coverage through regular vaccination and timely treatment.

The issues raised by the participants pertaining to plant diseases and pest problems including fruit production in the area were addressed by H. Yabyang (SMS, Plant Protection) and Hemanta( SMS, Horticulture) respectively.

Nabam Sera, President, watershed Dev. Project, Nakar highlighted that this kind training programme was organized in the area for second time after a lapse of 4-5 years. He further requested for more capacity building programme for the farmers of the area and to find out the ways and means to market surplus maize production.

 

Review meeting for Measles Catch-Up Campaign

ROING, Nov 11: A review meeting of District Task Force to assess the preparedness, for the ensuing Measles Catch-Up Campaign starting from November 15 to December 3, 2011 was held in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District here today.

Dr Atlok Yirang, DMO informed that the campaign in its first phase aim to cover above 90% children in the district and those children who have already taken the routine measles vaccination must also be given the vaccine. He also informed that efforts are being made to make this campaign successful by covering every village in the district. Teachers from every school as nodal officers were appointed for covering the school going children and at village level, ASHAs, Anganwadi Workers and Village Volunteers will be engaged for the purpose.  They were also given sufficient training, he further informed.

He placed before the district administration required numbers of vehicle to be requisitioned and also for reservation of seats at Govt Circuit House and IB for observer/team from outside. He further sought cooperation of District Administration and PRI leaders to make the campaign successful for a measles free district.

Dr M Basar, DRCHO informed that other essential medicines to deal with any complicacy if arises after taking the vaccine will also be provided along the vaccination team. He said that a team of doctor at District Hospital, Roing and Medical Officer at every PHCs will be ready to deal with any complicacy and requested the people to inform them in case of any complicacy.

Wanot Tinkhak, SDO (SADAR) Roing chairing over the meeting has assured to provide all the required vehicles for the campaign and accommodation for external observer/team. He also requested the PRI leaders to extend all possible help to the vaccination team during the entire campaign period to make it successful.

Zilla Parishad Members, OIC 62 RCC GREF Roing besides HoDs and Medical Officers were present in the meeting. (DIPRO)

 

Children’s Science Congress

Naharlagun, Nov 11:  District Level National Children’s Science Congress – 2011 was held on Nov 11 at URC Building, Naharlagun.

The focal theme of the programme was: “the Land Resources, use for prosperity, Save for posterity”.

VKV Balijan took the first place led by Aditiya Rai while the second place was secured by VKV, Sher and third place  went to Govt. Sec. School, RGU.

VKV Balijan will participate at State Level National Children’s Science Congress-2011.

T. Tatan, Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Naharlagun who was the Chief Guest highlighted about the importance of scientific education.

DDSE T. T. Tara, chaired the programme and he appreciated the participants for their knowledge & quality presentation. Various Sec. & Hr. Sec. Schools of Papum Pare District participated in the competition.

 

Gaalem Pajing Winter Cup Football Tournament begins

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Gaalem Pajing Winter Cup Football Tournament began at Boleng yesterday.

The inaugural match was played between Dosing A team and Netaji Soccer club in which Netaji Soccer club won by 2-1 goal.

Arun Tayeng and Kaling Talom scored a goal each for Netaji Soccer Club and Tage Sitang scored the lone goal for Dosing Team.

West Siang ADC Kanki Darang, who attended the inaugural function as chief guest, advised the budding players to play the game with true spirits to learn the art of the game and become good players to represent the district, state and even the nation. Advocating the saying “play while you play, read while you read”, he advised them not to give up their studies.

Darang was a good football player and he was one of the members of the state Subroto Cup football team in 1986 which reached upto final. He scored 6 goals in the tournament.

While appreciating the efforts of the Pajing Film Ltd under Arunachal Pradesh film world for encouraging sports, films and other arts at the local level, Darang appealed to one and all to extend helping hand to such enthusiastic person or society who are working for the promotion sports, films and other arts in our society.

Takum Tasing, ZPM, Dogong Banggo was the guest of honour.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Lakto Gingha was elected as state unit NSUI general secretary along with Tojo Ete on November 9 last.

Sangkoli Chijang and Loffu Chijang have been selected as Chairman and Secretary of Central Sarok Festival Committee, Bana East Kameng District.

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee and All Dai Welfare Association condoled the untimely demise of Junior Engineer, Rural Work Department Daporijo Division Er. Dole Dasi, who died at Daporijo yesterday after prolonged illness.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

 

Conserve water for future

ITANAGAR: The state unit of Central Ground Water Board under Union Ministry of Water Resources is organizing a state level painting competition on the theme “Conserve water for future” on the occasion of Children’s Day on November 14 at Naharlagun.

Fifty 4th, 5th and 6th standard students have been finally selected for the competition by a jury based on their paintings at school level competition. Beside the first, second and third prize 10 consolation prizes would also be awarded.

 

Painting competition

ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has consented to attend as chief guest in the award ceremony of state level painting competition on energy conservation-2011 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar on November 14.

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News Impact

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Land encroachment and greed

Dear Editor,

Nowadays land encroachment is very common as the population is increasing drastically and due to greediness of people. But some are encroaching boundary illegally and others are fighting for it.

In Ziro, the forest boundary is very critical and sometimes there are misunderstanding among the people.

The boundary should be demarcated by experts, who know the exact boundary so that there is no confusion later.  

Yours

Rajen Pura,

Ziro, (on email).

 

 

Learn a lesson

Dear Editor,

With reference to a letter by Vivek Kumar, it’s really shameful for the bank authorities and state govt that tourists have to encounter such avoidable problems.  

The concerned authorities must learn some lesson from it. Even the natives of this state also face this problem as we've to depend on ATM for every transaction.

Yours

Koj Kapa

Khonsa,  (on email).

 

 

What happened to the TOI issue?

Dear Editor,

So, we have a new chief minister after a traumatic phase, perhaps the most intriguing and historic power-play we have ever witnessed till date. No offense against anyone in the first place as this is my humble understanding ,the hypothesis I could draw out of the turmoil .

The balance has been made and the show is running just fine as it always was ,except of some bad nightmares ,bruises and pain undeserving to the common people.

But as a simple onlooker what bugs me after all the happening is, what happened to the TOI issue?

Surely there was a rigorous advocacy for a noble cause to which we shared our support and after being a part of the ordeal, I am very much optimistic that all the people who supported the cause with their very conscience ought to know, what happened of the case?

Yours,

K. Tamut,  (on email).

 

 

Nuisance in Daporijo

Dear Editor,

I would like to throw light on the unwanted nuisance created by the stray animals in Daporijo.

It has become a common routine for us to see the stray animals feeding on lying garbages. The major stray animals in Daporijo are cattle and the pigs. But many of us are not conscious about the major health concerns out of these stray animals. The infectious disease carried by these animals can reach the common masses in many ways. Moreover it creates unwanted obstacles in road increasing the probability of accidents. If this problem is not solved, a massive epidemic is certain to come.

Therefore I urge the citizens of Daporijo to keep a distance from such stray animals. Killing these stray animals is not the right solution until and unless.

Yours,

Jim Kamlo,

Kuporijo, (on email).

 

 

JNC needs some attention

Dear Editor,

Jawaharlal Nehru College Pasighat, the oldest college of the state, located in the outskirts of the beautiful town of pasighat in the past has been a heaven's abode for students all over the state. With its upper campus Located in the hilltop, amidst natural greenery, its large lower campus consists of a playground, an auditorium, 7 boys hostel and 3 girl’s hostel that accommodates around 1000 students.

Established in 1963, its alumni consist of a galore of learned and respectable personalities. But these facts are the glimpses of our glorious past.

Today J.N.C, I know is in chaos! Everything seems to be out of place, and the college development seems to have been abandoned.

Half built library building in the upper campus, the pathetic condition of the boys and old girls hostel shows you real truth of the structural facilities of the college. With cowshed like hostel without doors, without windows, and in some cases even without walls.

Problems to write about are innumerable, but let’s confine to the topic of my article.

The college has  old hostels and a new girls hostel which was had been inaugurated this very year. The old hostels accommodate around 200 students, while the new hostel around 100.

These antique buildings are beyond the limits of repair and maintenance, they need to be rebuilt. The reason for a serious concern is about the security of the girl’s hostel. It is known to all that there have been regular visits of unwanted unsocial intruders inside the girl’s hostel during late at night. The unknown intruders involve in the criminal activities like stealing of mobile phones, chargers, other electrical goods, handbags, and their other personal belongings. Last year the frequency of such visits in the old girls hostel was about ten. The students of the old girls hostel led by their seniors were found counter replying such raids, many a time around midnight with mass patrolling in and around the hostel boundaries. Are these girls really safe and secure in their own hostel?

It would be unfair to blame the college administration totally of this problem because the principal has been listening to the problems and working to solve the issue. The installation of flash lights outside the hostels recently has also been a reason for the decrease in such incidents in the recent times.

But these steps seem to be inadequate.  The concerned government authorities should think about the appointment of a night watchman to insure the total safety of the students. More flash lights should be installed all around the hostel.

I hope the concerned authorities read and think about this issue and come up with proper solution and don’t wait for something worse to happen to give a thought.

Yours,

Nguli Dabi,  

J.N College, (on email).

 

 

No desire to claim credit

Dear Editor,

While going through your newspaper (Nov. 9), I have noticed that my name was sloppily utilized for the letter titled “Give space to Physiotherapist” that appeared next to my letter titled “ Give him the due credit”, which might be a typographical mistake. I have no desire to claim credit for the letter I had not written.

Yours,

Roto Chobin, (on email).

 

 

Against urbanization

Dear Editor,

Since its formation and from beginning Doimukh People Forum (DPF) has raised voice for de-urbanization of Doimukh area and is totally against the implementation of urban projects here.

But the concern authorities illegally tendered the work by totally violating the CPWD guidelines. The work has been allowed to be carried out in the Rono village of Doimukh circle on assurance by the work owner that they wouldn't carry the work beyond the specific areas after several general public meetings and consultations.

On Nov 5, some organization of Doimukh tried to cheat the public by distributing circular for social service to repair the deplorable road condition of Doimukh and tried to carry out urban project work.

We never oppose developmental works but it should not be against the interest of publics.

As everyone knows that the road from Doimukh to Sagalee is under PWD than how come urban project work would be carried out in between Doimukh town road to power house.

Is the Doimukh Town road under urban department or PWD? So, The Doimukh People Forum urged them to refrain from such type of practices. And request the Doimukh PWD division to maintain and repair the Doimukh road as soon as possible.

Yours,

Nabam Tado,

President, (DPF)

 

 

A catch 22 situation

Dear Editor,

There is a relative calm in the state capital since the recent unprecedented upheaval. The past events have culminated in change of leadership, loss of a precious life, damage to property, loss of trust between communities and birth of a few pyromaniacs. In retrospect, the series of past events could have been avoided if the Govt simply fulfilled the task of tracing out the culprit who made the inflammatory remarks. Given all the modern electronic resources, surely our Govt is not so handicapped as not being able to find out a simple source. It certainly was a catch-22 situation for the Govt. The incident could have been averted if a bunch of self centred Pseudo Nyishis didn't add fuel to the fire by organising a rally, much to the disapproval of fellow Nyishis. It's an easy guess as to who actually caused the unrest.

To the others, it may appear to be the fallout of a simple stray comment, but to a community brimming with self respect it certainly was too large a morsel to be swallowed.

Let it be a lesson to lesser known scribes who want to earn cheap publicity by making stray comments that these kind of things don't go down well in tribal society, be it a Nyishi or any other tribal.

Yours,

Bengia Abo,

Yazali, (on email).

 

 

Keep a track on TOI issue

Dear Editor,

I would like to appeal NES and ANSU not to stop their movements of Social and Communal Harmony.

Because of TOI/DC issues state's development was at a bay for almost six months since the passing away of Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.

The organizations should keep a track on TOI issue till we arrive to a logical conclusion.

Even the present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki should be asked to step down, if he fails to take any action on the matter, so that no other communities of this peace loving state may face such trials as faced by Nyishis, in near future.

I also appeal NES and ANSU to denounce organisations/unions who try to tarnish the images of entire Nyishi Communities for their selfish ends.  I think these are only one man organisations without social ethos.

I am also perplexed at the ANYA leadership issue which seems to be an unhealthy one.

Yours,

Kakum,

Ziro, (on email).

 

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The narrowing gap

 

The International Energy Agency says that excessive carbon emission by existing fossil fuel infrastructure will lead the world to catastrophic climate change in next five years.

If the world is to stay below 2C of warming, which scientists regard as the limit of safety, then emissions must be held to no more than 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; the level is currently around 390ppm. But the world's existing infrastructure is already producing 80% of that carbon budget, according to the IEA's analysis. This gives an ever-narrowing gap in which to reform the global economy on to a low-carbon footing.

If current trends continue, and go on building high-carbon energy generation, then by 2015 at least 90% of the available carbon budget will be swallowed up by energy and industrial infrastructure.

By 2017, there will be no room for manoeuvre at all – the whole of the carbon budget will be spoken for, according to the IEA's calculations.

The warning comes at a crucial moment in international negotiations on climate change, as governments gear up for the next fortnight of talks in Durban, South Africa, from late November.

But world governments are preparing to postpone a speedy conclusion to the negotiations again. Originally, the aim was to agree a successor to the 1997 Kyoto protocol, the only binding international agreement on emissions, after its current provisions expire in 2012. But after years of setbacks, an increasing number of countries – including the UK, Japan and Russia – now favour postponing the talks for several years.

Both Russia and Japan have spoken in recent weeks of aiming for an agreement in 2018 or 2020.

The IEA's data is regarded as the gold standard in emissions and energy, and is widely regarded as one of the most conservative in outlook, making the warning all the more stark.

The central problem is that most industrial infrastructure currently in existence, the fossil-fuelled power stations, the emissions-spewing factories, the inefficient transport and buildings, is already contributing to the high level of emissions, and will do so for decades. Carbon dioxide, once released, stays in the atmosphere and continues to have a warming effect for about a century, and industrial infrastructure is built to have a useful life of several decades.

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