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2011

November -  15

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No room for communalism, distress and fear: CM

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: While making it amply clear that there would be no room for communalism, distress and fear, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki made it straight that any evil force trying to breach the age-old communal harmony in the state would be dealt with iron hands.

While addressing a mammoth gathering of students and faculty of Dera Natung Government College on its glittering valedictory function of 32nd annual college week celebration today, Tuki categorically called upon the young minds to uphold the rich entity of the diverse communities of the state and spread the love and brotherhood for peaceful co-existence of all communities in the serene Arunachal Pradesh.  

The Chief Minister further said that “Dera Natung Government College is slated to be a model college of the state”.

He informed the gathering about his fruitful meeting with the members of planning commission and assured that he would relentless take up the issue to realize it.

Tuki emphasized that education should be taken as a noble assignment which would lead towards eminence. He stressed that the student besides having bookish knowledge should incorporate all kinds of other curriculum activities so that their minds are prepared for taking stronger challenges in future.  

“Arunachal is synthesis of Nehruvian foundation, Rajiv’s design and Sonia’s vision and I am the custodian of this great legacy,” Tuki emphatically said while advocating for peace, tranquility and peaceful co-existence for making the vision a reality.

Opening the top concerns of his government, Tuki said that employment and growth would be his priority but not at the cost of environment. Generation of employment opportunities in the state as per the provisions of the 12th Plan shall be duly envisaged by my government, the chief minister assertively said.

He further divulged that his government would concentrate on community centric programmes rather than government centric so that communities develop and create a better and prosperous Arunachal in the days to come.  Speaking as guest of honour, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly speaker Wanglin Lowangdong said that apart from literary activities, sports and cultural programmes have equal essence in college life. Participation in such activities develop ones mind and body which helps them in inculcating moral values, the speaker said.

He appealed to the students to dream for a better Arunachal and make the most of the opportunities showered on their way. He also advocated the need of change in the mindsets of the students for blowing the whistle of glory and success in the near future.

A colourful cultural programme was the centre of attraction of the evening.

Among others, legislators Bosiram Siram, Tanga Byaling and Punji Mara were also present on the occasion. (PRO to CM)

 

Dr. Hazarika’s ashes arrive in Itanagar

Thousands pay glowing tributes to the music doyen

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ITANAGAR, Nov 14: The urns containing the ashes of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika arrived at the State Capital today afternoon.

The ashes were carried to the state capital by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki from Guwahati. Capital Complex deputy commissioner and SP received the urns from Tuki at Naharlagun helipad at around 3-15 pm today, then it was carried to the JN State Museum here on a decorated vehicle led by a team of ‘gayan and bayan’ followed by the members of Arunachal Bullet Club.

Thousands of fans of Dr. Hazarika and eminent personalities, including noted Assamese writer and chief information commissioner Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, DIGP Robin Hibu, capital complex deputy commissioner Onit Panyang paid glowing tributes to the portrait of Dr. Hazarika at State Museum here.

A wreath was laid on behalf of Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh.

All religion prayers were also being performed involving heads of various religious groups and believers.

The urns would be kept at the museum till 2 pm Tuesday, before travel to Doimukh for immersion of the ashes in Dikrong River. The ashes would be dispatched to other districts tomorrow, the DC informed this daily.

The Assam government had consented to send the ashes following the request of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) that the cultural icon’s ashes be immersed in the major rivers of Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tuki said that Dr. Hazarika had a special affection towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh and its culture among seven Northeastern states, which reflected through his works.

“He would be remembered by the people of this state for his love for tribal culture and his contributions in documenting and uplifting varied culture of the state through music and cinema,” Tuki added.

“The new generation of our state might not be aware of his greatness, but the people of undivided Assam cannot forget Dr. Hazarika easily and his melodious songs will always remain close to the hearts of many people,” Thongchi said.

Hazarika was born at  Bolung village in the bank of river Dibang at Sadia, Assam in 1926 and died on November five last in Mumbai. His mortal remains were consigned to flames inside the Guwahati University campus, Assam on Wednesday last.

 

Promising media professional dies

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 14: Nyajum Kakki, an intern at the Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation (CCRD) and a budding media professional, died in a tragic accident allegedly after coming in contact with live electric wire in a steep hilly slope behind the Baptist church in E Sector here this morning.

Kakki, 29, is survived by his father Tanya Kakki, mother Dali, four brothers, one sister, wife and one-year-old son Jumpey.

After completing his schooling from the government higher secondary school in Pasighat, he had completed his BA from JN College before pursuing mass communication from RGU in 2007-08. He was pursuing law at Arunachal Law Academy while working as an intern for many projects of the CCRD here at the time of his demise.

Sincere and committed to his every action, Kakki was one of the coordinators for the National Press Day celebration on November 16 next.

His near and dear ones, well-wishers, teachers and staff of the CCRD rushed to his residence to be with the grieving family and help in sending his mortal remains after postmortem was conducted at Arunachal State Hospital.

The local police reached the spot for the needful and case has been registered and investigation launched.  Meanwhile, the former and present students of the RGU’s mass communication department led by HoD Sunil Koijam along with CCRD members have expressed their deep shock at the untimely demise of a brilliant student.

His death is an irreparable loss for a state which needs quality human resources for its socio-economic development, they said in separate messages, while conveying deepest condolences to the bereaved family and praying for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

The members of Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists and Arunachal Press Club have also condoled Kakki’s demise. In a message, it said that in his death the state has lost a young, promising media professional.

The Ramle Banggo Welfare Society also mourned the journalist’s demise.

 

Tuki calls for promotion of renewable energy

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: On the backdrop of non renewable energy being extensively used for human comfort and the alarming global warming gripping the beautiful earth, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki emphasized for promoting and making use of renewable energy like Solar energy, Wind Energy in place of non renewable energy.

The Chief Minister called upon the citizens to seriously think over the ways and means to conserve energy for sustenance of the human beings.

He was speaking as chief guest in the State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation organized by the Union Ministry of Power, NHPC in collaboration of Power and Education department of the state in an impressive function here at Banquet hall this evening.

The chief minister categorically stressed the need to create awareness on conservation of energy for future and appealed to the media to shoulder the responsibility of educating the mass on the issue.

While appreciating the organizers for organizing such event which served dual purposes like preserving the energy as well as discovering new artistic young talents from the state in the field of fine arts, Tuki requested the Power Giants to organize such events in regular intervals.

Tuki amazed by the beautiful paintings of the young children which depicted the essence of life and its necessity, called for proper nurturing of these talents.

He congratulated the winners of the painting competition and wished them success in the national level competition also.

Speaking on the occasion, Education Secretary Bandana Deori informed the gathering that the painting competition had a rigorous 2 months exercise where 8165 students across the state had participated. Amongst them 50 best painters were selected for final competition on the day earlier and from which 3 emerged as winners and will be representing the state of Arunachal Pradesh in New Delhi on the last part of December for the National Painting Competition.

While a Class 6 student of Devine Word School Roing Lone Megha bagged the first prize, Rashmi Devi, a class 4 student of KV No. 1 Itanagar stood second, and finally Hocha Soonnayan, class 6 student of Sarda Mission Khonsa clinched the third prize. Ten participants were given consolation certificates.

Among others legislators, bureaucrats, teachers, students and delegates from power majors were present on the occasion. (PRO to CM)

 

Lohit sanitation walk

Namsai, Nov 14: On the occasion of Swachhata Utsav, a  Sanitation Walk was conducted in Lohit. The sanitation walk was organized to give a boost to Total Sanitation Campaign in the District.   Walk was organized at Tezu, Lathao, Chowkham and Piyong circle.

At Wakro about 100 children and Govt. official took part in the sanitation walk where a street play on plastic pollution was organized. At Mahadevpur the Govt. officers and staff, Panchayat leaders and student celebrated Swachhata Utsav by taking out sanitation walk. During the programme the panchayat leaders advocated for clean environment and safe sanitary practices.

People from all walks of life, including officers, PRI’s, Bazar committee and School Children led by ADC, Namsai T. Miso all Heads of offices participated in the sanitation walk which culminated in Bazar Trafic Chowk. Addressing about 600 participants, the ADC Namsai gave a clarion call for a paradigm shift in the mindset of the people to inculcate the sense of cleanliness, environment sanitation and personal hygiene in all walks of life.

He said sanitation movement has gained momentum in rural areas in the district with the launch of Total Sanitation Campaign. He appealed to the urban dwellers particularly the people of Namsai township to construct sanitary toilets to make the urban town clean and open defecation dree.

Executive Engineer, PHE & WS Division, Namsai Er. T. Tok, said that Swachhata Utsav which began on Oct 2 culminated today on Children’s’ Day.

He further said that the message should be carried to all nook and corners of the district through the school children as a gift to Chacha Nehru.

 

Children’s day

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: The Birth anniversary of the First Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was observed today all over the country as Children’s day.

Numerous programmes were held to mark the day.

While the chief guest of the Children’s Day function at Apna Vidya Bhavan was walking towards the venue a boy walking beside the dignitary asked, “Where are you going”.

“To the Apna Vidya Bhavan” replied O.S. Chandran, formerly Deputy Commissioner in Chennai.

“Oh I am also going that way, Please take my umbrella, it has started drizzling” said the boy extending his umbrella.

Chandran after attending the function appreciated Diman Tamblu a six years old for his spontaneity, generosity and confidence.

He also lauded the school for the proper grooming of children.

Outstanding children of the AVB and KGBV, Wakro were awarded by Chandran. 150 children from the KGBV and AVB also participated in the Sanitation walk to mark the 2011 Children’s Day organized by the Namsai PHE and Water Supply division. The children campaigned for sanitation and cleanliness, walking around the town with banners and placards to promote use of toilets.

Vaijayanti Tonpe, a renowned writer from Delhi gave away writing materials to all the children. Vaijayanti appreciated the Arunachali children for their creativity and originality. The renowned writer is stationed in Lohit in her endeavor to devote some time in selfless service for Arunachal Pradesh.

Bank of Maharashtra, Itanagar Branch celebrated Children’s Day with the student of Guardian Angel School at the school premises. The bank organized an essay writing competition on the topic” Youth Power” and around 30 students from class V to VIII participated in it.

Abhishek Gupta won the 1st prize while Aditi Kumari and Pemba Kesang bagged the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

All the three position holders were awarded by the bank. The bank intended to inculcate savings habit among the youth of the region.

Children’s Say was  also observed in KIDZEE Smart Kids, H -sector Ganga, Itanagar in a grand way. Storytelling, puppet show and dance performance by teachers were part of the celebration.

Children Day was observed by the tiny tots of DRS International School, Itanagar with  attractive cultural programme.

On the occasion of Children Day, the All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) held the first Panchayat Level Annual Winter Games (Football/Volleyball) at Mini Subansiri Stadium, Kimin. The event was hosted by Dr. Dukhum Raina, Medical Suptd. Naharlagun as Chief Guest and Tai Tayu, former Anchal Chairperson, Kimin as Guest of Honour.

The opening match was won by Kimin Panchayat defeating Lichi Cher Panchayat by 2-1.

Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee observed the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar.

They paid floral tribute to the portrait of Pandit Nehru on the occasion.

Attending the programme as Chief Guest, general secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee TC Tok briefed the life history and contribution of Pandit Nehru.

Congress leaders Mai Modi, Niani Natung, Yame Tok, Tana Jiri, Yako Tok, Taro Modi, Tok Yajor, Tana Dali, Kamala Lingi spoke on the occasion.

Later, the APMCC team visited Mother Teresa Home Naharlagun and distributed fruits to the needy children.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal also observed the day as Sankalp Diwas.

 

Dupit dethrones Linggi to become new chess champion

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Gapor Dupit dethroned current champion Bharat Linggi in the 3rd State Level Open Chess Championship to become new Chess champion of the state.

Dupit earned a total 7.5 points at the end of the final round while Linggi could manage 7 point. Raluk Dui secured the 3rd spot with 7 points while Tapung Pogia Mara (7.0 pts) and Minte Siga (6.5 pts)  won the 4th and 5th position respectively.

The top four winners have qualified to represent the state in the North East and National-B Tournament. GB Rai was adjudged the best veteran player of the tournament.

In the U-19 category, Master Nampi G. Tamin and Master Tania Konia, both with 5.0 points were adjudged winners while Dupit brothers, Mast Tachung Dupit [4.5 points] and Master Tadam Dupit [4.0 points] won in the U-11 category.

Chemen Qayyam with 3.0 points won in the women category. Tapung Pogia Mara was declared Best Unrated Player of the tournament.

Chess players from all over the state with 7 Internationally Rated Players, 10 State level players and 32 other unrated players participated in the tournament.

Chief Guest of the valedictory function, Nakap Nalo urged the players to be disciplined in life and make a career out of this emerging sport of the state.

Shamee Timba, DPO Daporijo attended the function as guest of honour

The championship was organised by Upper Subansiri District Chess Association at Singik Hall, Daporijo.

 

Programme on Kitchen Gardening

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: A one day training programme on  Vegetable  Cultivation  was organized   for Farm Women of SHG at Iduli  village today  by  Krishi  Vigyan Kendra , Lower Dibang  Valley  District.

Vijay Krishna Pandey,   SMS (Horticulture) participating as resource person   provided information  on  necessity of establishment of Kitchen Garden as well as  conducted method demonstration on preparation of raised bed and line sowing of the improved variety seeds of  vegetables in the backyard garden.

Dr. T.J. Ramesha, Programme Coordinator, called upon farm women to actively participate in the training programmes, gain suitable scientific knowledge   for optimum utilization of farm resources to obtain sustainable production and economic returns.

Jimmy Mize (SMS, Fisheries), Monika Panggam (SMS, Agronomy)   also   participated in the programme and collectively demonstrated   pit making for production of nutrient enriched compost utilizing farm wastes.   

Besides this, demonstration on soil samples  collection  was also  organized and  after learning this technique  farm women voluntarily came forward and  collected samples from their  standing  potato crop  plot, that is  encountered with disease problem  for analysis at KVK Office.

A total of 10 farm women actively participated in the practical oriented multi-activity programme and expressed their opinions that such   farmers benefitting doorstep programmes should be organized timely to update recent emerging advances in agriculture.

 

ANYA dissatisfied with Rijiju clarification

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has expressed dissatisfaction with explanation given by former MP Kiren Rijiju regarding his involvement in infamous Pradeep Thakur issue.

Further, ANYA wanted to know why the former MP is demanding CBI enquiry at this point of time. Being principal advisor to former CM Jarbom Gamlin, Kiren had all position and capacity to explain to the Nyishi community the facts of the case. Instead he coordinated with Gamlin government along with some vested Nyishi people and prepared stage managed CD apology, stated ANYA.

At that point of time, the former MP could have advice the then CM to handover the case to CBI as he was principal advisor to CM, it said.   

 

Behaviour Change Communication on Malaria

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: A two days workshop on Behaviour Change Communication on Malaria was held in Aalo from Nov  12.

The workshop was inaugurated by former MLA Tumpak Ete, who emphasised on malaria free West Siang. Earlier, Dr Gekey Ete, District Malaria Officer, Aalo stressed on total elimination of malaria from the district and requested the participants to impart their knowledge to the fellow citizens.

The workshop was organised by Voluntary Health Association of India, in collaboration with the District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, West Siang District.

The workshop was attended by Dr.B.Kamki, DMO, Dr.M.Riba, DFWO, Dr.K.Burman, Regional Programme Manager, Guwahati, Chaitan Kumar, District Programme Manager, Pasighat and many others.

 

Participatory hand on field demonstration

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Two days hand on practical field demonstration was held at Digbak village in Upper Subansiri district under the project entitled National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) on 11th and 12th Nov.

It was conducted by KVK West Siang, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, A.P. Centre, Basar.

The team comprising of A. Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy), along with two Research Associates Gyati Riku and Bharat Singh with assistance from DAO Upper Subansiri demonstrated sowing of Toria and Potato maintaining the spacing properly for successful production in 13 farmers’ field covering about 9 hectares of land. The team also witnessed the hand on practical done by the farmers themselves in the field located between Digbak and Belo villages.

 

Arunachal make early exit from Subroto Cup

ITANAGAR, Nov 14:  Govt. Hr Sec. School Ziro representing Arunachal Pradesh in the on-going U-17 National Subroto Cup defeated Delhi 1-0 in their last group match at New Delhi yesterday.

But it was not enough for the Arunachalee team to advance to the round of last eight as the neighbouring team from Nagaland pipped them by a margin of 1 point to reach the quarterfinals from the group.

Nagaland collected 7 points from two wins a draw while Arunachal collected 6 points from two wins a lose.

Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy and MLA Padi Richo were also present during the match to cheer for the home team and encourage them.

 

State level Games and sports meet

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Arunachal Vikash Parishad is organizing State Level Games and Sports Meet from November 18-20 at Rono ground Doimukh.

Altogether, 700 participants from all the districts of the state are expected to take part in the meet.

Meanwhile, the organizing committee in a meeting has decided to felicitate Tapi Mra, Tina Mena, Ansu Jamsenpa, Yukar Sibi, Tagru Hitler, Tarh Yana, Nabam Devi, Laxmi Mugli, Rakam Dugi, Ganga Magra, Onam Libang, Laa Talar, Techi Lapang, Bipi Gadi and Gumpe Rime.

 

Parents’ day

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Arunachal Vikash Parishad has conducted Balwadi Parents Day at Hapoli on November 12 last.

On the occasion, Secondary School Abotani Vidyaniketan, Ziro Principal Khawang Lowang urged the parents and teachers to work as a team to run the Balwadi School successfully.

Hutho Middle School, Raga Headmaster S Borah, Lower Subansiri District Unit AVP General Secretary Mudang Elyu and President Gyati Pada also spoke on the occasion.

 

Union demands teachers

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Kargu Kardi Students Union in a meeting held at Aalo recently has appealed to the state government employees serving under KKSU area to stay in their posting place and perform their duty sincerely.

It further appealed to the concerned higher authority to post sufficient teachers in the KKSU area particularly at Higher Secondary School Doko, Putu Middle School and Eshi Kerte Middle School.

 

Deputy Speaker condoles Bhupen's death

ITANAGAR, Nov 14:  Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, who breathed his last at Mumbai  on November 5 sending a shock wave across the nation.

Recalling his contributions towards the nation and Arunachal Pradesh in particular in the field of music and film industry, Taloh said that Dr. Hazarika’s death has created a great vacuum which can not be filled easily.

 

Union demands

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: All Papum Poma Students’ Union appealed to the authority concerned to pay compensation as per the latest market value of land and property to the affected people of the proposed four lane road construction in Holongi area.

It also demanded for immediate inquiry into the issue of land possession certificate in Reserve Forest Area.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Nov 14:  Sikaang Ane Multipurpose Welfare Society has been formed with Nibang Pertin and Daniel Perying as its Chairman and Executive Secretary.

 

Rangfrah  Day

ITANAGAR, Nov 14:  The Indigenous believers of Rangfrah celebrated the Rangfrah  Day on Nov 10 at 65 Rangshumhum spreading over Changlang, Tirap and Mahadevpur of Lohit.

Rangfrah faith believes that the full Moon day in November is auspicious as on this day the Almighty Rangfrah  statue was installed for the first time in 4th Nov 1997. Since then every year Rangfrah believers celebrate this day with religious flavor, beginning with mass prayer for peace, prosperity and spiritual enlightenment followed by tradition sports and cultural programme at evening.

The Social reforms movement spearheaded by Rangfrah Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) has managed to remove superstitions and social evil practices from Tangsa and Tutsa Society, said a press release.

 

Rending conference

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Rending Welfare Society is going to organize its first conference from 18th to 20th November at Linia village, under Yachuli constituency, Lower Subansiri district.

 Likha Saaya, MLA, 16th Yachuli constituency will be chief guest for the opening day while Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Nila Mohanan will be guest of honour. The 3 days conference will witness various cultural, games and sports activities along with felicitation function.

 

Protect nature

PASIGHAT, Nov 14: While addressing an awareness campaign on Protection, Preservation and Conservation of Flora & Fauna organized by United Social Responsive Movements (USRM), at the Borguli Musup on Sunday, East Siang DC (Incharge) SC Debnath called for protection of nature.

Stating Arunachal Pradesh is a land of varied flora, fauna and biodiversity, he urged all to protect, preserve and conserve. If we continue to deplete our natural resources, nothing would be left for our future generation, Debnath said.

Such ambitious campaign is necessary to create eco-friendly environment changing mindset and behavioral attitudes of the citizens involving all 156 Gram-Panchayats of the district constituting village level forest protection committees, he suggested.

The DDSE Tani Talom in his deliberation said the entire world is facing a serious crisis in biodiversity. The academicians involving students could play important roles spreading good messages in the society as reservoirs of the Mother Nature, he said.

Earlier, the President USRM, John Apum in his keynote address too propagated environmental awareness.

A campaign on the same topic was also organized on last Saturday at Oyan.

Bittem Darang DFO (T) and Tasi Mize DFO (WL) also spoke on the occasion as resource persons. The duo stressed on land and forest protection and strongly discouraged felling trees, hunting and use of Air-guns. They also focused on importance of protection and conservation of state’s asset Dyaing Ering Wildlife Sanctuary which is being declared as National-Park soon. DIPRO

 

Condolences

ITANAGAR, Nov 14: Former Banderdewa Baazar Welfare Committee (BBWC) general secretary Phassang Tagung died yesterday at his own residence at Banderdewa after a prolonged illness, according to family sources.

Tagung was around 52 years. He left behind his two wives, six daughters and a son. He was also president of Banderdewa Village Welfare Committee from 1993 to 19 96.

Meanwhile, the Banderdewa Bazar Welfare Committee (BBWC), panchayat and public leaders of Banderdewa area deeply mourned the death of Tagung and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The shopkeepers and business community under BBWC downed the shutters of their establishments from 6 am to 4 pm today as a mark of respect to Phassang.

Attu Dhassang Welfare Society also mourned the untimely demise of Phassang.

The villagers of Remi village condoled the untimely demise of Assistant Teacher of Remi Middle School Tayor Siram, who died on November 12.

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

The villagers prayed to almighty for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed its condolence to the bereaved family members.

All Upper Subansiri District Widow Welfare Society, Daporijo deeply mourned the death of its member Yania Dulom, who died at Daporijo on November 12.

She is survived by two sons and three daughters and was a sincere and active member of the society.

All Kopila Youth Association and Kurung Kumey district administration mourned the untimely demise of Lokam Anand of Chiya village, who died at Koloriang on November 12.

Late Anand was serving as LDC at Damin CO office.

 

Nabam Taji passes away

ITANAGAR: Nabam Taji, the  longest serving Gaon  Bura  of Kandbug village  under  Sandupota circle in Papum Pare passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 92 on Nov 13. He left behind his son and two daughters.

Block Branch President of Congress (I) Ngyrang Changriang expressed his deep condolence to the family members of Nabam Taji. Remembering his achievement as Gaon bura,   Changriang stated that it was a huge loss for the people of the area and everyone would remember the contributions by of the Gaon Bura.

 

Monitoring team at Dibang Valley

ITANAGAR: Third Party Monitoring Team NEDFi inspected the ongoing projects in Dibang Valley district recently.

The team expressed their satisfaction over most of the projects, but it was unhappy with one of the projects being executed by DRDA.

The DPO expressed his dissatisfaction over the road construction being carried out under BADP. The team said that it would report to higher authority for investigation about the chances of its overlapping on RWD road.

The team leader Ankur Bora instructed the JE (Electrical) Roing Division to make some minor rectification on the security fence over the LT Line and to make the foundation of the erected post strong with cement concrete.

The NEDFi team and DPO appreciated the quality works executed by PWD.  DIPRO

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The Tibetan response to the Chinese

 

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have woken up to the fact that more than ten Tibetan monks and nuns have set themselves on fire since March this year in China.

It has urged the Chinese government to end its repressive policies that restrict basic freedom of Tibetans to practice their religion.

It said that the Chinese government should address the underlying causes of protests that have led 11 Tibetans to set themselves on fire since March 2011.

In a letter to Chinese President on November 3, the human rights organizations called on the Chinese government to carry out a comprehensive review of the human rights situation across the Tibetan plateau and to end legal and policy restrictions that breach human rights in the region.

In response to the protest by the Tibetans, the Chinese authorities have resorted to heavy-handed tactics including mass arrests, imprisonment. However the Tibetans have continued to set themselves on fire despite a crackdown by the authorities.

The self-immolations have appeared to be in protest against restrictions on basic freedoms and punitive security measures imposed on a number of monasteries in the area, according to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

The Chinese government which refuses any dialogue on Tibet needs to do more than just crack down on the protest. Unless its address the core issue, it is unlikely that the Tibetans would stop their protest.

To start with the Chinese must give space to the Tibetans to practice their own religion.

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Please declare the results

Dear Editor,

I would like to knock at the doors of APPSC. The exam for Assistant Engineer civil was conducted on 2nd of June this year and after a long wait of 6 months there is no notification of the results yet. I request the authorities  concerned to declare the result in the earnest, so that further plans and action regarding our future can be decided. We are looking forward to a very fair result to come out soon. The delay is creating a sense of doubt and has compelled us to raise questions. Hope the long wait is answered without any further delay.

Yours,

Aspiring Engineer,

(on email)

 

 

Information technology and Arunachal

Dear Editor,

I would like to make our people and Govt. realize about the importance of the information technology in today's day to day life.

I think our Arunachal Govt. is very much conscious about the importance of IT/CS in today's world. But it's really confusing me, why all the IT/CS graduates are unemployed in our state? Recently I saw an advertisement for contractual appointments through Walk-in-interview of 6 posts in Dept of Information Technology.

Do you think the truly deserving candidates will be appointed or these posts are already reserved for someone else?

Also, if the all the data and documents of the recently burnt SE, PWD office had been managed in some database, then there wouldn't have been any problem in recovering them. This is where we IT/CS people are required.

So you can't deny the importance of them. All the other states are e-Governed and they are well aware of this field. But our government is far behind them in this field.

Also, yesterday I checked all the state sites to get the updated map of Arunachal Pradesh. But, alas, even after more than one month there's no mention or map with Longding district. And all the information provided are same as it was couple of years back.

So, I request govt to wake up and realize the importance and create proper IT Sections in each and every department and recruit with proper interviews.

This will help in tackling the unemployment a lot and won't let bright and innovative IT/CS minds getting wasted in other fields.

Yours,

N L Richo

NIT Patna, (on email)

 

 

Take us on the right path of harmony and prosperity

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the letter "One sided view" (Nov. 3) that appeared in your esteemed daily regarding the proposed Siang dam project. The public meeting on Oct 14 and 15, on the proposed Siang dam project was conducted at Pessing in order to express the views of the people. The meeting was attended by the executive members of the Adi Baane Kebang and All Adi Students Union.

The people participated irrespective of political colour and affiliation. Even all the Adi MLAs including the local MLA were invited to attend the meeting. The meeting was organised for the welfare of the whole Adi community. Therefore the meeting was not politically motivated or against any individual as alleged.

It is reported that the MoA for the proposed HE project was signed in February 2006 with JP Pvt. Ltd., when the incumbent local MLA was not in power. But it is evident that many more MoAs for construction of HE projects on Siang Basin has been signed in the recent past during the tenure of the incumbent MLA. The people want to know why the MLA did not take into confidence the will of the people before executing such MoAs. Those so called PR leaders, who are motivated by our local MLA, are befooling and totally misleading the general mass simply for their political gains and vested interests. We would like our leaders to lead our community on the right path of harmony and prosperity.

The basic aim and objective of the steering committee under the chairmanship of the local MLA was formed to study and assess the impact of the proposed HE projects in Siang basin and submit the report to the Government. But instead of only exercising duties assigned to them, treacherously they are acting as PROs, agents of the power companies, which cannot be tolerated and excused by the people. Suppressing the birthright of an individual and misusing the Govt. machinery to coerce into submission is very unfortunate.

Yours,

Tayek Mize

 

 

‘Remarks unfounded’

Dear Editor,

I, on behalf of Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA), strongly condemn the unfounded remarks against NYWA by one Bengia Guma.

It is for kind information to Guma that NYWA is also like one of those many community based organizations like NES, ANSU, UNO, ANYA, ANYO, NWA formed for the cause of Nyishi community.

In a democratic country like ours, everyone has right to express his/her opinion and form associations, organizations with a cause within the framework of the Constitution.

I question Mr. Guma as to how NWYA has sold the soul of Nyishi community in the market?

Further, he has no right to declare an organization like NYWA fake and unrecognized without having any idea and knowledge about the association.

Yours,

Tai Talley

President, NYWA,

Itanagar

 

 

The land of khushi-khushi

Dear Editor,

Every week I get to read the famous Arunachalee saying Khushi-Khushi in the newspaper.

Sometimes the term is used in relation to bandh calls or organization formation, department works, government.

But have we ever thought it’s not others that are khushi-khushi but it you that is khushi-khushi. Have any one of us ever thought for someone before giving bribe to get yourself a decent post or while accepting one? Have you ever thought for development for all while happily receiving cash from leaders for vote? Have you ever thought while putting low grade materials to the work for masses will be used by our offspring? I know the answer would be no.

Now if you have not thought this much how can you expect those fellows deprived of service, development and sufferer not to think khushi-khushi? Due to our selfishness many of our people are adopting unwanted means to sustain life. When I think of future it looks like there will no longer be peace. I can hear guns roaring in distances future.

Well I can write whole night but what’s the use?  I am writing about common issue that we all tend to forget but I know this issue, if not addressed on time, will let our people forget peace. So, the next time you add khushi-khushi just ask yourself if you are the one encouraging it.

Yours,

Lonia

Naharlagun, (on email)

 

 

Coal deposits and NHPC

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my resentment over departments concerned and NHPC, Gerukamukh for overlooking coal deposits in Sibe-Gensi Circle of West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh which is going to be submerged due to the construction of Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project (LSHEP), Gerukamukh,  Assam.

During 1989 to 1992, Geological Survey of India (Coal Wing) had carried out detailed regional exploration for coal deposits in West Siang and discovered huge quantities of coal deposits in Garu-Gensi-Tatamori and its adjoining areas.

Now, due to the construction of LSHEP, an area of 1225 hectors of land of Sibe area is going to be submerged. Many portions of these lands have coal deposit, even some of it can be clearly seen on the open surfaces. The LSHEP is supposed to be commissioned in 2012. With the commissioning of this Project, these coal deposits and gold field identified by the British during their rule in India will also submerged. The mining of these valuable minerals will become more costly, our state will be losing royalty of these minerals.

Neither, Geological Survey of India, operation Itanagar nor Geology and Mining Department of GoAP is paying interest and aware of these things. Is NHPC keeping these findings under wraps in order to save the payment of compensation for these valuable minerals?

If the present Officials of G.S.I. and Geology and Mining Department of GoAP is unaware, I would like to request the GoAP to issue mining lease/license to the local people by amending or introducing new mining laws and policies by which atleast the local people are benefited and State will get royalty.

Yours,

Kiri Dini Bogum

 

 

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