ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The state level karate championship, considered to be the most
popular sporting event of the state’s sport calender, began on an impressive note
at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy Indoor Stadium, Chimpu near here today.
A record 288 karatekas and 33 officials from 10 districts viz. East Siang, Kurung
Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Lohit, Tirap, East Kameng, Papum
Pare, Anjaw and teams from Arunachal Pradesh Police, Sports Authority of India, Special
Area Game Centre (SAI SAG), Naharlagun and Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy are taking
part in the 2-day event, informed Arunachal Karate-Do Association General Secretary
Competitions for both sexes in the age group of 10-11 years, 12-13 years, 14-15 years
16-17 years and above 18 years are being held in Individual Kumite, Team Kumite,
Individual Kata as well as Team Kata. A whopping 216 medals would be up for grab
during the championship.
Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar, who attended the opening ceremony as chief
guest, advised the budding karatekas to give more emphasis on mental and body concentration
while performing physical exercise, especially in sports like karate for better result.
He was overwhelmed at the number of participants in the championship.
“I am overwhelmed at the number of participants and the enthusiasm shown by so many
people for the sport,” Tassar said and appreciated Arunachal Karate-Do Association
(AKA) for organizing the event smoothly.
Later, he declared the championship open.
It is worth mentioning here that food and lodging facilities are being provided to
the participants by the organizing committee. In his brief speech, AKA president
Likha Tara described the importance of a medal at national level competition and
suggested the budding karatekas to make aim for qualifying for National Games at
first instead of going directly for some international events abroad which do not
have much importance.
He said that AKA has been organizing the championship for the last 17 years regularly
despite various constraints which is a great achievement. The karatekas of the state
have been performing consistently by winning medal in various national and international
level competitions and over 40 karate players have already landed job in various
Govt. departments, including state police and ITBP, he said.
He also reiterated the demand for construction of a multipurpose stadium in the state
capital for overall growth of sports sector.
Geology and Mining Director Tassar Talar was the guest of honour.
Earlier, the Judokas of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy demonstrated Judo which was
appreciated by all.
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: After eviction drive carried out by the Assam Forest Officials
at Sango under Tarasso circle in which several houses were burnt, All Papum Pare
District Students’ Union has come down heavily on the Border Affairs department of
Arunachal Pradesh as mere “show-off”.
It said that creation of the department is a huge wastage on government’s exchequer.
The Union who visited the affected area yesterday said that at least 10 families
have been rendered homeless. It called on the government to set up temporary camp
with basic facilities.
APPDSU further demanded the state govt. to give first priority to the development
of the road communication of the inter-boundary areas of the district which will
not only give relief to the villagers from hardship they are facing since 1940 but
also generate employment opportunities and boost the economic development of the
APPDSU further said that it is shocked to see the pathetic condition of Taraso Secondary
School and boys and girls living in small huts designated as hostel.
The union appealed for establishment of hostel and deployment of subject teachers
The students union demanded the government of Assam to compensate the villagers of
Sango under Taraso circle.
It further said that the Assam forest officials responsible for the inhuman act
should be punished as per law of the land to prove that Assam Govt is not behind
the eviction drives.
AAPSU writes to Chinese envoy, rakes up border, visa issue
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: In a surprising move that is unlikely to find any favour with the
Centre, All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has sought an appointment with
the Chinese Ambassador in India. The people of Arunachal have faced lot of trouble
in the last 50 years because of Indo-China border issue and students want the meeting
to place its view regarding the complex issue. The 50 years of Indo-Chinese Peace
Treaty expires next year but the people of the Arunachal still do not know the content
of the treaty. The indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh` have every right to know
the details of the agreement that affects them till today, the letter added.
It said that the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh have been silent spectator
to the various talks on the border issue between China and India in the last few
decades. The Union further mentioned the issuances of stapled visa by the Chinese
government to the Arunachal people and repeated claims of Arunachal by the Chinese
as their own.
There has been report of numerous intrusions into Arunachal state territory by the
Chinese army and the people of Arunachal Pradesh is being sandwiched in the international
politics. The tense atmosphere created by Chinese government's claim over Arunachal
is quite evident as the development has slowed down and people live in fear that
Chinese army may raid just like 1962, the letter read.
Siram emphasizes on filling the vacancies
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Education Minister Bosiram Siram gave emphasis on filling up the
vacancies of all categories of teachers to enable the schools to have teachers in
Addressing a coordination meeting of all departments here on November 24 last, Siram
stressed the need to gear up the education sector, especially for a holistic and
progressive development of the department. He also reviewed the SSA initiatives in
the state and directed the officers to complete all on-going infrastructure without
While interacting with the officers of Higher and Technical Education, the minister
directed the officers to provide proper infrastructure and other basic facilities
like teachers’ quarter, sufficient classrooms and laboratories at all the functioning
colleges. He also directed the department to expedite the process for creating more
posts of Assistant Professors and two posts of Professor for Post Graduate programme
at JN College Pasighat along with other posts so that teaching and learning process
in PG programme is not hampered.
The Education Minister visited the Science & Technology office yesterday and discussed
with the Commissioner, Director and other officers of the department regarding on-going
schemes and other initiatives of the department.
Siram also visited the office of the Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs and interacted
with the officers.
Don’t be misled by false propaganda: Rebia
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Parliamentary Secretary (Planning and Development) Nabam Rebia
accompanied by Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu and SP Nabam Gungte visited
Taraso circle yesterday to take stock of the prevailing situation of the area amidst
reports of large scale eviction drive carried out by the authorities of Assam in
a few villages of Taraso circle in the last couple of days.
Addressing the gathering Rebia gave a detailed narration on the genesis of the boundary
imbroglio and appealed the people not to be misled by any false propaganda and advised
them to maintain the age old harmony between the people of the two neighbouring states.
He told them that the DC and SP of Papum Pare are working tirelessly to diffuse
the tension along the border and exhorted the people to assist them in maintaining
peace. He directed the circle officer Border Affairs to assess the extent of damage
done to the villagers of Sango and submit a detailed report.
He also interacted with the GBs and panchayat leaders and informed them that he was
in touch with his counterpart in Assam for early road connectivity through Bihumari
in Assam and further informed that necessary fund shall be managed for alternate
connectivity to the state capital along the existing porter track from Basarnallah
to Tarasso as early as possible.
But he cautioned that the department or any work agency whoever is entrusted with
the construction work must be given free hand and asked the Panchayat members to
give an undertaking to that effect.
Enroute he visited the Police Outpost and heard the problems of the jawans and sanctioned
a Television Set with a Satellite Dish on the spot. He assured the SP that necessary
infrastructure shall be created for the additional forces. Later he visited the Tourist
Complex at Gaera Lake and directed the EE RWD to maintain the lake and clean the
area within a week’s time. He opined that the Lake would be a tourist hot spot once
the road connectivity from Bihumari and Basarnallah is completed.
While addressing the gathering the SP highlighted the importance of maintaining peace
and tranquillity in the area and apprised the MLA about the manpower shortages in
Tarasso and requirement of more police personnel.
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu also spoke and apprised the people about the recent
parleys he had with his counterpart in Sonitpur district.
It may be recalled that a team of officials comprising of DC, SP, DFO, EAC and CO
of Papum Pare had rushed to Tezpur on November 23 and had held hectic parleys with
DC, SP and CF Sonitpur to diffuse the tension along the border. He asked the people
to maintain communal harmony and praised the young ZPM and Anchal Samiti Chairperson
Nabam Eka and Tana Bagang for their untiring work in preventing the situation from
Dept urges allocation of funds for livestock farms
Sena visits farms
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Minister Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Setong Sena, yesterday
visited the office of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary and other livestock
farms at Nirjuli after assuming office.
Accompanied by the Joint Director Dr T Padung and other officers, he visited Piggery
farm at Karsingsa and Arun dairy milk processing plant and interacted with the officers
and other staffs. Later he visited Central Poultry Farm Nirjuli and Central Dairy
Dr Tachi Taku while briefing the status of the functioning of the AH & Veterinary
Department, narrated the pathetic condition of the livestock farms of the department
due to shortage of plan allocations.
He informed the Minister that major portion of the Plan allocation is utilised for
pay and wages of the staff leaving no room of fund for any farmers benefit oriented
developmental activities. The farms are running with eagerness of the officers and
staff to keep alive the functioning. If adequately funded the Department farms can
be revitalized to its lost glory and provide sufficient poultry and other livestock
for the benefit of the farmers of the state.
While addressing the officers at the visited farm site the Minister said that
he was amazed that inspite of fund crunch the livestock farms are performing well.
He implored upon the senior officers of the department to propose viable schemes
benefitting farmers for inclusive growth. He also assured the department officers
to look into the matter relating to enhancing Plan assistance for strengthening the
livestock farms of the state which he will take up the matter with the Ministers
concern and the Chief minister as the Animal Husbandry and Dairy is the backbone
of the economic development of the rural farmers and which was adequately addressed
in Budget Speech of Finance Minister in 2010-11.
He urged the officer that in return they should work hard with sincerity to increase
the revenue generation of the livestock farm for the state exchequer.
He also visited the construction site of the new Directorate office building at
Nirjuli and wished that the construction of the office is quickly completed so that
the officers can work in new building with a new zeal.
Robbers rob cardamom worth Rs 35 lakh
TEZU, Nov 26: A gang of robbers numbering around 10 on Thursday looted a truck carrying
cardamom worth Rs 35 lakhs at Tezu-Hayuliang road.
Sources informed that at around 3 to 4 am early in the morning, the robbers forced
the driver of the truck carrying 56 bags of cardamom at gunpoint in Hawa Camp in
Tezu-Hayuliang road to follow them.
“They had come in a chocolate colored Mahindra Scorpio,” the source said. “The truck
was then taken to a place near Dimwe, which is about 13 km from Tezu.”
“The robbers tied both the driver and the helper of the truck to the nearby trees
and took away the loot in their own truck after reloading.”
The source said the truck and the Scorpio didn’t carry registration numbers.
An FIR is lodged in Tezu police station under section 395 IPC read with section 25(1)a
of the Arms Act.
The identities of the miscreants are yet to be traced as the case is under investigation,
the police source said.
All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU) Sohalo Ngadong has condemned the incident and has
regretted the rumor of involvement of union members in the robbery. “The robbers
had allegedly claimed themselves as member of the union,” AMSU president said in
Denying involvement of the union he said the miscreants are trying to implicate the
Union and said that AMSU has absolutely no involvement in the incident, whatsoever.
“In any unlikely event of any of our executive members or for that matter any member
from the Mishmi Student Community is involved, we request the authorities concerned
to initiate strict action according to existing provisions of law,” the release said.
Ngadong also said the SP Tezu has been apprised of the situation and has been requested
to expedite the process of investigation to nab the culprits and initiate exemplary
punishment to the culprits no matter whosoever they may be.
“We express our solidarity with the victims and hope that the culprits will be nabbed
at the earliest,” and added “We are also ready to extend any help that may be needed
by law enforcement agencies.
Worn-out NH-52 gives harrowing time
PASIGHAT, Nov 26: Border Road Organization’s (BRO) inordinate delay in repairing
National Highway-52 between Ruksin and Pasighat has become the cause of harrowing
time for the commuters.
BRO entrusted with the 2-lane reconstruction of the highway has not been active in
work, citing paucity of funds.
From Ruksin Gate, only 12 km has been completed while widening and earth filling
works of another 8 km stretch between Saat mile and Pasighat town is under progress.
But major portion of the highway out of its 35 km length is yet to be repaired by
The NH is presently in a dilapidated condition. The treacherous stretch of road dotted
with potholes has caused harrowing time for the commuters and plying of vehicles
will be almost impossible if it is not repaired soon. With potholes everywhere, there
is risk for those commuters travelling at night hours.
It is pertinent to recall that the vital highway link came up at the time of Chinese
aggression in 1962, for transportation and mobilization of security forces into the
Indo-China border. But even after passage of four decades, it has not been spruced
It is a vital lifeline for the region as essential commodities and other trade materials
to Pasighat and parts of Upper Siang and Dibang Valley district besides Jonai of
Assam passes through this route.
Union Ministry of Road Transport & National Highway (MoRTNH) cleared 2-lanning of
NH-52 seven years back. But its implementation on the ground has remained stagnant
due to the proverbial bureaucratic bottlenecks. BRO refused to put into service its
men and machines for several years on the pretext of fund crunch.
The highway, which links East Siang with Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit districts
and ends at Sitapani junction near Saikhowaghat of Upper Assam has been included
in the list of approved roads under phase-‘A’ of Special Accelerated Road Development
Project for Northeast (SARDP-NE). Cost of the project was estimated to be about Rs
Tezu Police attends stress management prog.
Tezu, Nov 26: The Stress Management Program organized by Art of Living for police
personnel in Tezu started.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest SP Isaac Pertin said that as on date
the police department needs such programs to keep the personnel in uniform fit to
discharge their duties well while ensuring their personal and family welfare.
The SP exhorted the participants to make all out efforts to take maximum benefit
from the SMP. He instructed concern officials to fix duties of the Police personnel
in a way that maximum personnel get to attend the SMP while discharging their normal
Pertin appreciated the Art of Living and local NGOs for taking up such initiative
for police. DIGP Robin Hibu in his message for the Tezu SMP said such sobering exposure
is urgently and really needed amidst hectic police life. It will go a long way in
reducing stress in police life. The DIGP lauded the Art of Living and local organizers
for the concern expressed for cops.
Conveying the feedback received from personnel of various stations of Mahadevpur,
Namsai and Chongkham AoL teacher Ramaji said that the constables and officers were
extremely grateful to SP Tezu for getting the course organized. Anugrah also informed
the course participants about the prompt response, quick decision and timely action
of the district police authority in getting course organized to ensure their welfare.
The SMP team also called upon them to be more responsible and disciplined to build
a capable and happy police. Respect for police service and obedience towards seniors
in the department are prerequisites to build and maintain an effective police force
it added. DSP Manik Gogoi along with 38 other ranks registered for the SMP. In Chongkham
EAC Kenbom Nyodu after inaugurating the Chongkham leg of SMP thanked the AoL for
bringing such noble service to the doorsteps of the people in remote and difficult
parts of Arunachal. He informed at length of the many service activities of the AoL
world over. O S Chandran, former Dy Commissioner, Chennai also spoke on the benefits
of such stress management program. The SMP team lauded SI S Lakra for the sincere
efforts taken to get the course completed without a single participant dropping out.
The team was humbled and greatly moved to witness the strong desire of Constable
Lemchun Wangpan who was posted on sentry duty to take up the course. The authorities
suitably reassigned his duty to ensure his attendance in the prog. Wangpan complimented
saying his mind has a total positive shift.
I am fresh, calmer and energetic, claims constable Sanjay Kumar. ASI M B Sunar said,
Yes I could improve on some undesirable habits and I experience that we can remain
healthy by doing yoga and also keep our morale high. There were 21 participants in
Mahadevpur station, 18 in Namsai and 13 in Chongkham outpost. Constable Chote Lal
Sahni met the SMP team to assure that he will not use force on offenders unless it
will be in the supreme interest of the law and the offender. WT operator Ripul Ghose
in Mahadevpur reported the fact that after taking up the SMP it was for the first
time in six years that he had sound and refreshing sleep. He was suffering from severe
sleep disorder due to retinopathy and severe diabetic condition.
A senior police official in Namsai conveyed that now he is able to realize his many
faults and assures that he will be a changed person to serve the society much better.
1st green revolution-a succes or failure!
In the agricultural policy in the 60s, a change had been noticed that had been termed
the first green revolution. A joint venture of the Ford Foundation of Henry Ford,
and the Rockefeller Foundation of Standard Oil had made the world’s agricultural
system more dependent on energy and mineral oil. This was an indivisible part of
the strategy of making the world more dependent on petroleum. Behind this “green
revolution” there were other motives than just improving the Indian agricultural
output. The fulfillment of the self-interest of the US was much greater, especially
the fulfillment of the plans of the oil companies who wanted to create a permanent
market for themselves through this process. The aim of the first revolution was to
introduce petrochemical dependency on farming and make inroads in the fields of ownership
of seed distribution, take control over the sectors of pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers,
By exploiting the food crisis, the green revolution entered India. When a nationwide
food crisis was going on in the country in the beginning of the 60’s, the green revolution
package entered the country through the medium of export reform. Firstly, India was
told that a nationwide survey of soil fertility needed to be conducted. The sale
of farming equipment in India heralded the use of expensive machinery in Indian agriculture.
Also, technology related to chemical fertilizer production was made sophisticated
at this time. This was followed by the induction of high yielding seed varieties.
Punjab was chosen as the incubation center for the green revolution. Along with the
revolution, diesel pump-sets came into India. All of this was tied to the selfish
profit motives of the Rockefeller and the Ford Foundations. These technologies were
not introduced to alleviate India’s hunger.
Towards the green revolution, in order to turn the popular tide of public opinion,
a large scale effort was undertaken to train the scientists who would support it.
The US undertook the responsibility of establishing an agricultural university in
Punjab. After that, such universities were established in different places like Hyderabad,
By directly becoming involved in the establishment of 5 universities of the first
phase, US established roots in the Indian agricultural education and training arena.
National universities had very close associations with US based universities, which
often influenced their policy decisions. Examples of such collaborations were the
involvements of the Ohio University in Punjab, Michigan University in Tamil Nadu,
Purdue, Iowa university in Bangalore.
In India, this is how the green revolution established itself. This same idea was
applied in other countries.
Tales of increased yield from the green revolution were circulated. Starting from
the school textbooks, people were brainwashed on the positive effects of the green
revolution. But nowhere were its negative aspects mentioned. While statistics of
increased yield were presented, the price for this yield increase was not mentioned.
There were three main subjects of the green revolution.
1. Increase in amount of land under agriculture.
2. Fertile lands were directed to have double crops and increased irrigation.
3. Increased use of high yielding variety seeds.
Regarding the first two abovementioned steps, it is not clear why on earth one would
need the great opinions of American experts. There was no need for the eminent experts
to tell us that more grain can be produced by cultivating more land which would help
in building up the farming system of the country. Second, neither is there any doubt
that production would rise if two crops are grown instead of one. The third advice
was for securing their hold in seed market. This raised per acre yield undoubtedly.
But one also has to consider that cost of production has gone up in the same rate.
There is no efficiency gain in obtaining more power by spending more power. In newly
independent countries like India where the bourgeoisie rules, the “green revolution”
was accorded the status of national agricultural policy. In order to protect from
the danger of Second World War and world wide economic depression, the interest of
the saviour of world capitalism, namely the United States, and that of the Indian
bourgeoisie converged on the same point.
The government was not concerned about the food availability of common people in
the agricultural system of colonial age. Without attaining any development in agriculture
many exportable crops such as jute, coffee, tobacco, cotton were grown. In the interest
of imperialism through permanent settlement, zamindari, mahalwari, ryotwari tenure
systems capitalist production were carried on. The main aim of the British government
was to collect taxes, to that end it compromised with the local feudal structure.
Along with problems of expansion of capitalism in agriculture, immediately after
independence therefore food crisis, problems of all around rural development cropped
up. The reason why the Indian capitalist class interest started following the blue
print prepared by the two American organisations, Rockfeller and Ford Foundation
are as follows,
1. In the newly independent country the torch bearer of democracy, to achieve welfare
for all ,the Indian government, followed a system of mixed economy. But while doing
so crisis on food front became the biggest issue. To reach food to industrial workers
and ordinary citizens control should be exercised over supply of food and its price.
Therefore, the central government adopted green revolution oriented agricultural
policy to quell possibilities of imminent rebellion and insurrections.
2. In agriculture, some investments were legitimately taking place. A major part
of the compensation paid to the princely states also got invested in industries and
share market. But in spite of all this the capitalist structure in agriculture was
not taking a robust shape because of elements of semi-feudalism, slavery, begar system
(bonded labour system in agriculture). So land reform, technology oriented farming,
high yielding variety seeds, expansion of irrigation and such measures were taken.
3. On the thinking, practice, values (especially in the field of technology) western
influences were leaving deep imprint in the middle and upper class for decades before
independence was attained. In the newly independent country that western influence,
mainly in technology, became US oriented within a decade.
On the other hand as far as the harmful effects of green revolution are concerned
the first is stability. The yield per acre could not be sustained. Two, countries
which had adopted this technology are importing food at present. Possibly the global
food merchants had this aim in mind. Three, hunger of the poor has not gone down,
it has risen on the contrary. Serious harms were done to ecology. The farmers are
finding farming no longer profitable courtesy adoption of the expensive farming system.
Besides the well off farmers, conditions of small and marginal peasants have deteriorated
(92% of peasants in West Bengal are small and marginal).
Incidence of farmer suicide has been growing no matter how loud India blows their
trumpets over agricultural development,. Existences of crores of marginal and small
farmers are at risk due to the attack of neoliberal economic policies. According
to the National Crime Records Bureau, 1,99 132 farmers were forced to commit suicide
between 1997 and 2008 itself. The count is still inclining. Five states of Maharashtra,
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh contributed the most to
this. Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, is supposed to be the life centre
of financial activities in India. The same state saw about 45000 farmer suicides.
In a year alone, Maharashtra clocked a record of 436 and Karnataka 398 farmers suicides.
The Punjab Experience:
Due to the first green revolution, it is heard that Punjab has prospered a lot and
the lives and livelihood of the farmers in Punjab have improved. But what is the
actual state of Punjab peasants? Of all states, the highest number of indebted farmers
is in Punjab. The average level of indebtedness per agriculturist is about Rs 42000.
The volume of total indebtedness is Rs 25000 crores. From 1998 to till today, more
than 2000 farmers have committed suicide in this state. According to non-official
sources the actual number is several times more than this. About 60% of farmers are
in debt. The price of the first green revolution is being paid by small and middle
peasants committing suicide. On the other hand, India has chosen the eastern states
such as West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa for unveiling the second green revolution.
Small and marginal farmers own most of the land in West Bengal due to land reforms,.
They have succeeded in achieving all round improvement of agriculture in the state.
West Bengal is one of the major states in agricultural production. One of the sinister
aims of neoliberal globalisation is to establish the dominance of capital in agricultural
business. Many infamous multinational companies and capitalists of this country have
entered the fray to secure their business power in agriculture. These businessmen
are eager to put into practice a capital and technology intensive agricultural system.
If they are successful the small and marginal farmers will either be thrown off their
occupation and turn into farm labourers. Or they will choose the final option of
suicide through the debt route.
The aim of many national and international big capitalists as it is well known is
to grab large tracts of land, invest huge sums of money and modern technology and
earn windfall profit in the agricultural business. To achieve this, the first task
would be to reverse whatever little land reform that has taken place. As it is, per
capita land ownership is less in eastern India. After the land reform in West Bengal
per family land ownership has gone down further. One of the aims of the second green
revolution is to nullify the land reform system and establish the unchallenged dominance
of big capitalists in place of the big landlords of yesteryears. (The writer is a
STO, scholar(Botany), former consultant APTPS-state planning department govt. of
Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.)
Consumer campaign at Pasighat draws huge crowd
Pasighat, Nov 26: 2 days Exhibition-cum-consumer awareness campaign organized by
the Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer affairs has concluded on November 24
last with a quiz competition.
Ten teams consisting of two students each of secondary level representing various
schools of Pasighat township and adjoining areas participated in the competition.
Siang Model School team represented by Pakpi Doye and Nitmem Padung secured highest
marks to receive the first prize of Rs. 2000 while D. Ering Memorial Govt H. S.
S. School team represented by Modak Kadu and Subankar Roy bagged the second prize
of Rs. 1500 and S. F. S. School team represented by Mithu Mibang and Lirik Jonkey
received cash prize of Rs.1000 as the third place. Rest of the seven teams were awarded
consolation prize of Rs. 500 each.
Earlier, Daro Marbom, Asstt. Controller, Jaro Dai, Asstt Controller and Abom Apum,
Inspector encouraged the participating teams and the volunteers of the exhibition
to carry forward message of awareness campaign so as to generate consumer movement
in the district as well as in state level.
Thousands of visitors including students of more than ten schools and colleges led
by respective teachers, NGOs, public, traders and govt servant visited the camp.
As it was first of its kind in East Siang District, everybody who thronged into the
exhibition hall appreciated the organizing Department.
Though the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 covers both goods and services, the Deptt
has this time emphasized on products as the beginning. However in subsequent campaign,
the department will give due emphasis on service sector too to keep consumers of
the state well informed in all respect, said K. P. Tago, Assistant Controller (HQ).
Dean College of Horticulture Pasighat, Dr BN Hazarika, on Wednesday while attending
the campaign said that overcharging is punishable offence.
A dissatisfied consumer has right to lodge complaint against the manufacturer, producer
or seller in consumer court.
Hazarika while urging all to avail optimum benefits from the exhibition, advised
organizer to conduct such campaign at village level involving PRI members to let
the rural masses know more about their rights and benefits.
The Department is organizing such exhibition in four district headquarters of the
state including Pasighat, Tezu, Tawang and Daporijo as the first phase during current
financial year, informed Taba Tabin, Inspector LM & CA (HQ).
Before putting the exhibition for the public, eighteen students of Govt. H. S. School
(IGJ), Pasighat were given extensive training to perform as demonstrator on various
products and other consumer interest like product standardizations, discount sales,
simple tests in food adulteration, product imitation or sub-standard, consumer laws,
guidance for taking admission in technical college etc. These demonstrators along
with seven enforcement officers of the department from host East Siang District unit,
West Siang and Headquarter office conducted the awareness campaign.
The objective of the campaign with their jago grahak jago slogan was to educate the
consumers particularly of younger generation so as to augment level of consumer awareness
in the state.
The Green Gold
Dr. Gitartha Roymedhi
The green gold or the green tea is a gift from the nature to the world. Very commonly,
this green tea is also known as the Chinese tea. From last few years, the green tea
is becoming one of the popular beverages in the world. More than refreshing, green
is have many other qualities. The medicinal qualities if the green tea is not hidden
from the world. Even in the developed countries in European Union and USA, about
50 percents of the people prefers the daily sips of green tea other than any other
The scientific name of the teas plant is Camallia Sinesis. Both the green tea and
the black tea are made from the leaves of this plant. Green tea is made before the
tea leaves begin to wild after harvesting. Black tea is produces when the tea leaves
are wilted. Unlike green tea black tea is made from the leaves that have been fermented.
Fermentation of the tea leaves reduces the level of many essential compounds; hence
it reduces the medicinal quality of the tea. The medicinal affects of the green tea
has been found beneficial in many occasions. It helps to prevent, cure and heal many
diseases. In Indian and Chinese traditional treatments, green tea occupies a special
Many researchers around the world believe that the medicinal properties of the green
tea are very beneficial to a cancer patient. The green teas can be uses as an antioxidant
against the free radicals. It can be used as a fat burner against obesity. It is
one of the best diuretic that helps to flush out the toxins in the body through urine.
Green tea also possesses antibiotic properties that act against many infections.
It also contains certain biological compounds that inhibit the growth of a cancerous
tumour. It is also a good source of Vitamins that improve the body’s immunity. Beside
this, green tea also helps to control the Central Nervous System, Cardio Vascular
System, Hormone and Insulin level, Digestive System etc.
After a cancer related surgery, the patient should get special care. The post operative
care of a cancer patient is also very important. The patient is always given tea
at first, when it is allowed to have food orally. Green tea plats an important role
in these cases. The antioxidant quality of the green tea acts against the free radicals
released by the cancerous cells and keeps the other healthy cells from its effects.
The diuretic property of the green tea helps to flush the toxins realized by the
cancerous tumour and deposited in the body that may affects the healthy cells. The
antibiotic qualities of the green tea acts against the infection caused by microorganisms
after the surgery. The vitamins present in the green tea help to heal the wounds
and reduce the bleeding. It compensates the loss of nutrients in the body and keeps
the patient away from the risk of cancer in future.
In a patient receiving the Chemotherapy, the daily habit of green tea shows positive
response. The chemotherapy drugs are very toxic that are given through veins or sometimes
orally. It makes a patient weak sometimes. It may also lead to loss of essential
nutrients in the patient’s body. Green tea neutralizes the affects of free radicals
released by the cancers cells through its antioxidant property. This way it helps
the chemotherapy drugs to shrink down a cancerous tumour to a much lower level. Through
its diuretic property it flashes out the toxins released both by the cancerous tumour
and chemotherapy drugs. It fulfills the body’s loss of nutrients. The Vitamins present
in the green tea nourishes the immunity of the patient and helps to keep the patient
In a patient undergoing Radiation Therapy, green tea plays an important too. Just
like in Surgery and Chemotherapy, green tea here too acts against the free radicals
released by the cancerous tumour in the form of anti oxidant. In the form of diuretic
it flashes out the toxins released by the tumour. It supports the treatment by inhibiting
the growth of the tumour and spreading it to other cells or organs. Compensating
the nutritional loss in the body, it keeps the patient healthy. The vitamins in the
green tea improve the body’s immunity making the patient treatment tolerant. Regular
habit of green tea also fulfills the loss of water in the patient’s body during the
Behind many cancers, the hormonal imbalance has been found as the key reason. Green
tea helps to maintain the hormonal balance in the body, especially in women. Obesity
is also a reason that may affects negatively in a cancer patient. The green tea has
been proved as one of the good fat burner that may burn the unnecessary fats in the
body. A cancer patient should follow a special diet plan to keep the body treatment
tolerant and strong. During the cancer treatment, the patients losses the regular
appetite and suffers from malnutrition. Green tea improves the digestives power in
the patients along with the whole digestive system, increasing the appetite.
Many other abnormalities in the body may create disturbances during the treatment
of a cancer patient. Mental stress and psychological disturbances lead to negative
response of the treatment. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Sugar Level (Diabetes)
etc. does not allow the treatment of a cancer patient. The medicinal qualities of
the green tea improves the central nervous system, cardio vascular system, sugar
level, blood supply etc. keeping the body’s abnormalities away and supporting the
treatment of the cancer patient.
The exact reason of cancer is yet to be discovered but it can be treated and healed
if detected in the early stages. A patient always develops the risk of cancer for
the second time too, if it struck once. That is why proper prevention should be taken.
In case of healthy people, a regular sip of green tea reduces the risk of cancer
to a lower level. A cup of green tea twice a day, may always keep the cancer away.
Dr. Gitartha Roymedhi,
Medical Officer in Charge
Department of Social and Preventive Oncology
North East Cancer Hospital and Research Institute
New colony inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Local MLA Techi Kaso inaugurated the new Kurung Pare Colony at
Pappu Nallah as chief guest.
He also laid the foundation stone and visited the colony.
In his speech, Kaso urged the people of the new colony to maintain peace and unity
among neighbors He assured the colony dwellers for sanctioning fund for construction
of Steel over-bridge over Pappu river between the colony and Pappu Nallah in the
Shilong Tajo, chairman, Bazaar Welfare Committee, Naharlagun requested to the people
of the colony to remain united and bring good name to the area.
Tarak Nachung, Chairman, Commerce and Chambers of Arunachal Pradesh was also present
on the occasion.
Relief fund demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Parsi-Parlo Area Youth Organization (PPAYO) demanded the state
government to provide immediate relief to victims of fire accident at Koloriang where
belonging of students were reportedly reduced to ashes.
Chalo-loku at Deomali
DEOMALI, Nov 26: Joining the Chalo-Loku festival at Deomali as chief guest, Minister
Geology & Mining, Food & Civil Supply and Art & Culture Kamlung Mossang appreciated
the endeveour to preserve our culture and tradition through such celebration. He
evoked the people to engage themselves to undertake agriculture and horticulture
for self sustenance and economic development since Tirap and Changlang districts
have abundance of fertile land. In reply to the public memorandum for sufficient
allotment of PDS items, he assured to look into the matter.
All Guwahati Nocte Students’ Union (ANGSU) also celebrated Chalo-Loku festival at
Arunachal Bhawan, Guwahati yesterday. Splendid cultural flow by the group of Nocte
students added more colour to the festival.
KKSU invites minister to area
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) invited Transport Minister Jarkar
Gamlin to visit Darak, Kamba, Liromoba, Tirbin and Yomcha of West Siang district
to redress various grievances of the people.
The Union also hoped that the minister would live up people’s in terms of carrying
out development activities.
Sports, Literary cum Cultural meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The week-long Game and Sports, Literary cum Cultural meet which
was held at government middle school Lapnger under Papumpare district ended on a
colorful note. Speaking on the valedictory function Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nabam
Aka advocated the concept of conducting the meet, which she said, would help students
to enhance skills. Later prizes of various categories were given away by the chief
guest and guest of honour.
ALSU to conducts legal seminar
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) is going to conduct legal seminars
on codification of customary law in eight districts across the state in mid December
2011. It stated that the objective of the seminar is to bring awareness about legal
dimension of law and the benefits of codification of customary law among the people.
Live cartridges. animal carcass seized
ZIRO: In a joint patrolling, two rounds of live cartridges and carcass of a barking
deer were seized on November 22 last. Sensing danger of being caught by the patrolling
team, the miscreants escaped through thick forest, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Hapoli
Ngilyang Tachang informed.
The Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) of Lempia village and a Ziro based NGO,
the Nature Care & Disaster Management Society (NC&DMS) along with Forest department
personnel have launched a joint patrolling within the jurisdiction of Lempia BMC.
While appreciating BMC Lempia and NC&DMS for the initiative, the RFO suggested other
village BMC to save wild animals of their respective forest by preventing hunting
with regular patrolling.
ITANAGAR: With the unwillingness of Arunachal Press Club (APC) president Jarpum Gamlin
to continue in office from which he had resigned a few months ago, the members of
the APC and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) accepted his resignation
at a meeting at Press Club Saturday and unanimously elevated vice president Taba
Ajum to the post of president. Moreover, Azing Pertin was elected as the vice president.