RUKSIN, Nov 28: Considering the rich potential of rubber cultivation in the hilly
terrains of Arunachal and foothills of bordering Assam and consequent economic gains
involved, the Rubber Board India (RBI) has implemented plantation projectd in the
Rubber plantation is in progress in hilly terrains of East Saing, West Siang and
Upper Sing districts and foot hill areas.
The RBI Jorhat Regional Office under the Union Ministry of Industry and Commerce
launched a rubber plantation project in the state and achieved its first milestone
by developing hundreds of hectares of plantation in Siang belt.
A field station under the RBI, Jorhat office has been set up at Ruksin subdivision
in East Siang district for supervision of the plantation activities in the region
including Dhemaji district of Assam.
Bhaskar Ghose, the Field Officer of Ruksin field station informed that out of the
targeted 672 hectares plantation including three Siang districts almost 550 hectares,
mostly in East Siang have been brought under cultivation and plantation.
An average 65 tones rubber worth Rs 1.23 crores (Rs 190 per kg) has been produced
from the region which is supplied to a Guwahati based marketing agency”, Ghose informed.
Ghose further informed that rubber plantation is extended up to Lower Dibang Valley
district this year with a plantation in 2 hectares area. About 50 hectares would
be covered with plantation within the current financial year.
The BRI plans to establish four commercial nurseries in Ruksin area.
Official sources informed that the feat has been achieved by involving 600 farmers
and 5 societies covering the two districts-- East Siang and West Siang. Plantation
in Upper Siang district is yet to start.
Inspired by the success story of rubber cultivation in the hilly terrains of the
region, the rubber growers of the area have demanded setting up a RBI regional office
in East Siang for monitoring and commercialization of the rubber products.
Rescued Hoolock gibbon make Mehao wildlife sanctuary home
“Dibang Valley is one of the last habitat”
ROING, Nov 28: One adult male and a sub-adult female of eastern Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock
leuconedys) were rescued yesterday from Dello forest of Koronu circle in Lower Dibang
Valley district by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the state forest department.
The apes were later today released in the forests of Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary near
Eze River. A designated tree was identified by the forest department for the purpose
from where the caged animals were released amidst expression of joy, happiness and
clapping by the rescue team.
“It took us whole day to catch the two gibbons stranded in the forests of Dello,”
Wildlife biologist Tamo Dada said, who assisted the WTI team. “The female gibbon
is 10-11 months old and we could not trace the mother. We looked even for the carcass.”
The rescue team estimates that around 25 families of Hoolock Gibbon are stranded
in these vast depleting forests. Once living in a contiguous forest area, the habitats
of the gibbons are getting fragmented due to rapid conversion of forest areas to
“Gibbons are social animals and are strongly territorial,” he said. “This is the
reason why they get themselves stranded in middle of human settlements. They defend
their boundaries with vigorous visual and vocal displays”
“Dibang Valley is one of the last habitat of this highly endangered species of eastern
Hoolock Gibbon,” Tamo said. “It is because of the local taboos attached in the killing
of ape, the species is available in large numbers here. I believe the ancestors of
the Mishmis were true conservationists.”
The eastern hoolock gibbon is a primate from the Hylobatidae (gibbon) family. The
species is found in extreme eastern corner of Assam and Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal
Pradesh, Myanmar east of the Chindwin River, and in south west Yunnan of China.
The gibbon rehabilitation project carried out in the district is funded by the International
Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and is led by Dr Abhijit Bhawal, veterinarian of the
IFAW-WTI Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) of Upper Assam.
Single Window clearance: Police
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Top brass of state police has suggested for Single Window clearance
of files of police proposals by holding fortnight meeting.
They suggested that meeting involving Finance and Home department and the IGP of
the Police Department Should sit across the table and all the queries/ clarification
to be sorted out on the spot. This innovative single window clearance strategy will
reduce the redtapism in clearance of Police files which takes months to clear single
These suggestions were given to Parliamentary Secretary for Home Gadam Ete who visited
the police headquarters today for an appraisal interaction with the top brass of
the Police Headquarter.
DGP of Arunachal Pradesh Kanwaljit Deol appraised the bottleneck of Police modernization
and resources crunch. Lack of personnel, UG activities and other emerging challenges
faced by the Police Department came up for discussion.
SBK Singh, IGP appraised the Parliamentary Secretary of MR Bill, manning the unsanctioned
Police outposts, WT Stations among others.
Parliamentary Secretary promised that he will take up the matter with the Chief Minister
and that he would leave no stone unturned to implement the suggestions.
Promote indigenous languages: Governor
MATRIX 11 concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh called upon
the members of North East Writers’ Forum to promote writers to write in indigenous
languages of the region, which he believes, in turn will help in growth, promotion
and preservation of these languages.
The Governor also called for promotion of new and emerging writers and provides a
forum for the expression of their talent.
Stating that meetings of the writers always provide opportunity to exchange views
and create opportunities for cooperation, he expressed gratitude to NEWF for organizing
the conclave in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor, who attended the valedictory function of two-day conclave at Banquet
Hall, Itanagar today asked them to conduct workshops in creative writing for young
girls and women and create an enabling environment for women to write, tell and publish
Calling Arunachal Pradesh a cultural mosaic, the Governor stressed on preservation
of its traditions and culture. Nothing should be done, which will uproot the age
old tradition and rich cultural heritage.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University Prof David R.
Syiemlieh urged upon the writers to help the smaller communities to have own written
script, stating that written script is an identity. Exhorting the writers to continue
writing, Prof Syiemlieh said that book is a wonderful companion. In his address,
North East Writers’ Forum President Arup Dutta, who has many novels including two
about Arunachal Pradesh to his credit called for a link language in the State. Comparing
Arunachal Pradesh with Indonesia and stating that language is a very powerful unifying
force; Dutta said for more united psyche, we need a common language.
Earlier, presenting the resume of the conclave, Convener Mamang Dai said, writing
is not such a lonely business as people imagine. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Students out in road demanding action
Tamar Yorpen suicide case
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Reacting strongly against the state govt’s alleged lackadaisical
attitude towards school boy Tamar Yorpen suicide, students of entire Mechukha Sub-Division
headed by All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) took out a protest rallies
simultaneously in Tato, Pidi, Monigong and Mechukha here today.
During the protest rallies students holding placards, banners and posters shouted
slogans demanding immediate termination of Jomdo Lona from his service besides adequate
compensation for the aggrieved family members of late Tamar.
The schoolboy had allegedly committed suicide on Oct 24 last after few of his friends
were expelled from the school allegedly by a committee led by Vice Principal Jomdo
Lona. Yorpen was involved in an altercation with a junior student, following which
his class mates revolted against the teachers.
After the suicide of Yorpen, the vice principal was arrested but subsequently released.
Meanwhile, reiterating its earlier demand All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU)
today called for suspension and termination of the vice principal of government higher
secondary school Aalo within 20 days, for his alleged role leading to suicide of
Yorpen. The Union also demanded the authority concerned to grant ex-gratia of Rs
twenty lakhs to bereaved family. It also sought for absorption of a family member
in government job.
Union said that if demands are not met, they would intensify agitation against the
Meanwhile Libo Ramo Bokar Welfare Society (LRBWS) also demanded stern action against
vice principal alleging that the vice principal had inflicted mental trauma to the
student leading to his suicide. The society lamented that despite repeated appeals
made by various organizations no action has been taken against the vice principal
yet. Expressing its solidarity to ALBRSU and LRBWS, All Tribes Youth Federation of
Arunachal called for the termination of the vice principal from job and stern action
3 days training prog on bio-technology
PASIGHAT, Nov 28: A 3 days training programme on “Basic Laboratory Procedures in
Biotechnology” started at College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural
University, Pasighat today.
Its being organized by Department of Basic Science and Humanities under Institutional
Biotechnology Hub, with an objective to create biotechnological awareness, popularizing
its knowhow among the Senior Secondary and graduation level students on application
of modern biotechnological tools.
The training programme is sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry
of Science & Technology.
Professor M. Premjit Singh, Director of Extension Education, Central Agricultural
University, Imphal in his inaugural address discussed about inception of biotechnology
in India and how the tools can be used in increasing the productivity as well as
quality in production of various crops and their varieties. Dean, CHF, emphasized
that biotechnology could be a miracle in the pace of development of Agriculture through
genetically modified crops.
Course Director Amit Kumar Singh spoke on the programme details as well as the mandates
of establishing Biotech Hubs in NE Region.
Course Coordinator Siddhartha Singh, emphasized about the application of biotechnological
tools in pharmaceuticals for developing vaccines to prevent the various diseases,
and Genetically Modified crops to improve the quality of products suitable for international
Arunachal ends NWC campaign on impressive note
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Arunachal Pradesh completed the National Weightlifting Championship
campaign on impressive note by winning 20 medals, including 6 Gold, 7 Silver and
as many Bronze.
The medal winners were, Takio Yana (3 Gold), Taba Kojum (3 Gold), Soram Hitler Tagru
(3 Sil. 1 Br.), Sambu Lapang (1 Sil, 2 Br.) Menu Tajo (3 Br), Jimjang Deru (3 Sil.),
Kipa Shaku (1 Br.).
However, Taba Kojum could not won medal in Junior Men’s category, the competition
for which was held today.
Neeraj Sharma of Delhi, who was delcared best lifter in Youth Boys category, bagged
3 Gold one each in snatch, clean and jerk and total lift in Junior Men’s 77 kg weight
category here today. He lifted a total of 290 kg (132+158).
Vikas Thakur of Punjab won 3 Silver with a total lift of 287 kg (131 +156 kg). The
Bronze medal in this category went to Prasad Mohanty of Orissa. He lifted a total
of 244 kg( 109+135).
Orissa was leading the medal table in Junior Men’s category on the end of day 2 with
6 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals followed by Delhi in second place with 3 Gold
and Puducherry in third place with 2 Gold and 3 Silver medals .
In Junior Women category, Manipur was in first place with 3 Gold, 6 Silver and as
many Bronze medals followed by Andhra Pradesh in second place with 3 Gold and equal
numbers of Silver and Bronze and Uttar Pradesh in third place with 3 Gold medals.
Junior (Men) 69 kg:
1. M. Akash Jangam (Puducherry) – 3 medals by lifting 110 kg (Silver) in Snatch,
136 kg (Gold) in Clean & Jerk and 246 kg (Gold) in Total. 2. Prince (Punjab) - 3
medals by lifting 110 kg (Gold) in Snatch, 135 kg (Bronze) in Clean & Jerk and 245
kg (Silver) in Total. 3. S.K. Valiahmed (Goa) - 2 medals by lifting 107 kg (Bronze)
in Snatch and 242 kg (Bronze) in Total. 4. K.J. Sai Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) – 1
Silver medal by lifting 135 kg in Clean & Jerk.
Junior (Men) 77 kg:-
1. Neeraj Sharma (Delhi) – 3 Gold medals by lifting 132 kg in Snatch, 158 kg in Clean
& Jerk and 290 kg in Total.
2. Vikas Thakur (Punjab) - 3 Silver medals by lifting 131 kg in Snatch, 156 kg in
Clean & Jerk and 287 kg in Total.
3. Prasad Mohanty (Orissa) –3 Bronze medals by lifting 109 kg in Snatch, 135 kg in
Clean & Jerk and 244 kg in Total.
Junior (Women) 58 kg:
1. N. Sumanbala Devi (Manipur) – 3 medals by lifting 70 kg (Silver) in Snatch, 97
kg (Gold) in Clean & Jerk and 167 kg (Gold) in Total. 2. Y. Chaoba Devi (Manipur)
– 3 medals by lifting 71 kg (Gold) in Snatch, 93 kg (Silver) in Clean & Jerk and
164 kg (Silver) in Total. 3. S. Triveni (Andhra Pradesh) – 2 Bronze medals by lifting
92 kg in Clean & Jerk and 155 kg in Total. 4. K. Shireesha (Andhra Pradesh) – 1 Bronze
medal by lifting 66 kg in Snatch.
Road communication to Parsi Parlo opens
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The inaccessible Parsi-Parlo circle bordering China in remote
Kurung Kumey district which was in isolation for centuries due to communication bottleneck
has achieved a milestone with road reaching there on Friday.
The long-cherished dream of motorable road came true at last when six Government
vehicles carrying deputy commissioner Rajiv Takuk accompanied by a hosts of officers
and officials reached Renchi village, a kilometer from Parsi Parlo on November 25
making the day historic for the people of the area. Villagers including children
and old rejoiced the moment with tear, laughter and utter disbelief.
The road from district HQ Koloriang to Parsi-Parlo traverses several treacherous
areas, such as Takhe Hogu, popularly called Mobile Point, Pai Hogu, Langbang, Renchi
Poriang and Boa villages, and culminates on the bank of Kumey River after covering
a distance of approximately 54 km.
The road was constructed by the Sangram PWD division under the RIDF.
The road will serve as a lifeline to the people of Parsi-Parlo and adjoining areas
once it is completed.
“The construction of the said road is progressing very fast due to the personal
initiation of the local MLA and the team of officials from PWD Sangram,” ZPM Sangha
Tagik said and urged the State Government to allocate necessary fund for early completion
of the road.
Mein suggests one Head for PWD
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: PWD Minister Chowna Mein has suggested one Head of the department
to coordinate with the government. The department, at the moment, is headed by six
In an interactive meeting with all the Chief Engineers and Superintendent Engineers
at Banquet Hall here yesterday, Mein expressed the desire to have one head for better
and easy coordination of the department with the government and suggested creation
of a post of the Engineer-in-Chief encompassing all the six Chief Engineers.
The PWD Minister called on the engineers to strengthen the organizational set-up
of the department based on the work-load of various zones by re-deploying existing
manpower and obtaining sanctions for additional posts if required. He also asserted
on team work and appealed his officers to build a team spirit and work for development
of the state with sincerity and dedication.
PWD Parliamentary Secretary T N Thongdok, who was also present in the interactive
meeting, emphasized the importance of quality control of various projects under implementations
by the department. He strongly urged for maintaining quality and suggested the officers
to explore the possibility of revising the Suspense Account and RCT & P to expedite
timely completion of projects.
PWD Commissioner Hage Khoda recalled the past glory of the PWD and advised the senior
engineers to maintain quality in works and showcase team work to earn goodwill and
respect from the people. In the interactive session, all the Chief Engineers presented
the status of their respective zones and highlighted the problems faced by them.
Mein, Thongdok and Khoda assured to look into the various issues highlighted on priority.
Promote social responsibility through films: Anupama Singh
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: First Lady of the State Anupama Singh has called upon the filmmakers
and film producers of Arunachal Pradesh to work on films related to discrimination
against the girl child, domestic violence and addiction to tobacco, drugs and alcohol
and other issues, all of which needs to be eradicated from our society. Films can
promote social responsibility, civic sense and healthy habits and more a more modern
outlook, she added while attending the premiere show of a Hindi motion picture, titled
‘Ant Ek Raste Anek’ as chief guest at National Cinema Hall, Naharlagun in the evening.
Pointing at the immense popularity of films amongst the people, First Lady said that
it has become a very potent medium for conveying a message and important factor in
influencing social norms. Films revolve within the context of a social scenario and
have a stake in the stability, prosperity and progress of society. Therefore, all
involved in the film industry should consider themselves as social leaders and as
stakeholders in the welfare of people. Striking a balance between entertainment and
social relevance is essential.
First Lady said that today, when our cultural heritage is being eroded due to onslaught
of westernization, there is need for all of us to preserve the fundamental components
of socio-cultural fabric and the rich cultural heritage of our people. She hoped
that a social oriented film such as ‘Ant Ek Raste Anek’ will beneficial for all.
While pointing that this film is that it is in Hindi, she expressed her hope that
as the popularity of the film grows, it will go a long way in promotion of our National
language in the State.
Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Minister Setong Sena, who attended the programme
as Guest of Honour said that cinema can help in canalizing creative potential of
Citing that it is an effective mode of influence the people, he called for films
and television programmes in indigenous language.
Producer of the film and former Minister T.C. Teli and actor of the movie Bamang
Pammi also spoke on the occasion.
Secretary IPR and Art & culture, Indra Mallo Jain, former ministers Lichi Legi and
Talo Mugli along with large numbers of film lovers attended the show. (PRO, Rajbhavan)
Chinzigoma: A book on folktales of Idu Mishmis released
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: A book on folktales of Idu Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh “Chinzigoma”,
written by Mishimbu Miri, DF & CSO Anini and published by RIWATCH Roing, was released
in a function organized by Bhasha, (a center for Preservation and Enhancement of
Regional Languages) at Balgandhava Auditorium Pune on 25 November.
Chinzigoma consists of 26 stories mainly the folktales derived from the chanting
of priests and documented as told by the elders of the community. It is a result
of Mishimbu’s two years audio-visual documentation of the priestly chanting and folklores
as narrated by elders. The book was well received by the scholars gathered.
Three days Bhasha conference was organized by Bachapan, Society for children’s literature
and culture, New Delhi and Basha Foundation in association with Symbiosis International
Co-organisers of the conference were Children’s Literature Association Kerala and
RIWATCH Arunachal Pradesh.
During the program, two papers were submitted in the conference, one by Lisa Lomdak,
Lecturer, Department of Tribal Studies, RGU Doimukh and another jointly submitted
by Mishimbu Miri and Vijay Swami, Executive Director RIWATCH, according to a release.
Regional Diagnostic Centre for Ruksin CHC soon
RUKSIN, Nov 28: Steps have been initiated to set up a Regional Diagnostic Centre
(RDC) in Ruksin Community Health Centre (CHC) under East Siang district.
The in-charge of the CHC Dr N Angu told this correspondent that the RDC will be installed
next month and start functioning from January next year.
Angu said “Installation of modern health care equipments in this hospital will benefit
citizens. Due to lack of modern health care facilities, the people of the region
have to rush to Dibrugarh and Tinsukia”.
Sating the reason for delay in start of the RDC, which was sanctioned in 2006, Dr
Angu informed that the CHC building was not compatible for installation of the Ultra-
Sonography (USG) and Computerised Tomography (CT)- scanning machine. But it was subsequently
reshaped as per suggestion of the concerning experts and now it is suited for installation
of the machines, Angu added.
The CHC set up in 2003, is the only government hospital and First Referral Unit (FRU)
in the area, which caters to about ten thousand people including Ruksin circle and
bordering Jonai of Assam.
Civic action programme at Longding
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: CRPF (36 Bn) stationed at Khonsa under the aegis of IGP (Ops) CRPF,
Jorhat, Assam, conducted Civic Action Programme at Agricultural Hall, Longding yesterday.
Water storage tanks and malarial prevention kits were distributed among GBs while
water purifiers and sports items were distributed to various schools of Longding
BC Sharma, Commandant, CRPF 36 Bn, speaking on the occasion, said that the basic
aim of this Civic Action Programme was to reach out to the people of the area so
as to forge a better understanding between the civilians and CRPF. He also urged
the public to help the security forces in their endeavor to maintain peace and security
in the district so that desired goals and developmental works of the Gov’t are achieved.
A month-long computer training course for school student and youths of Longding
areas was also organized in September, he informed.
Corpus fund for rehabilitation of evicted people demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS) demanded
the State Govt. to provide corpus fund to the deputy commissioner for early rehabilitation
of the evicted people of Sango and few other villages under Taraso circle.
The society urged the Government to initiate to file a contempt petition with Supreme
Court against Assam Govt for its alleged failure to abide by the standing order of
Supreme Court for the inter-state boundary issue.
It also appealed to the apex student body of the state to initiate legal action against
the erring official from Assam at Supreme Court by filing case against them under
appropriate sections of the law, including the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional
Forest Dwellers (recognition of forest right ) Act, 2006.
It further appealed to the parental departments in state like Director of Social
Welfare and Child Developments to organize awareness campaign at district, circle
and village level to educate the masses about the Act which protects the tribal rights.
AWKSU to shut office
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All West Kameng Students’ Union (AWKSU) has decided to close down
the DDSE’s office on December 2 next during working hours to show its anger over
authority’s failure to cancel the appointment of a Peon, who was allegedly appointed
without following the recruitment rules.
The students union said that in spite of giving assurance to solve the issue within
a month the authority has not taken any initiative in this regard as demanded by
CO visits remote village
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Kangku circle officer Maryom Karlo accompanied by Likabali CDPO
recently visited remote Richi-Rite village under West Siang district to take stock
of the various problems faced by the villagers.
The CO while interacting with the villagers heard their grievances and assured them
to apprise the authority of their problems for early redressal.
The villagers appreciated the CO for taking pain to visit the village without having
proper road communication.
Work for dev of STS
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Transport Employees’ Welfare Association
(APSTEWA) hoped that the newly appointed Transport and Cooperation Minister Jarkar
Gamlin would work with dedication for the development of his department in particular
and the state as a whole.
VoA-2 elimination round
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Toko Ania was eliminated after end of the 5th round of BSNL Voice
of Arunachal-2, a singing talent hunt, on November 26 last at Naharlagun.
Ania was eliminated on the basis of public voting through SMS.
Neelam Akam was still leading the group of seven contestants for three consecutive
Measles catch up campaign at Bordumsa
Bordumsa, Nov 28: Kento Riba, ADC Bordumsa inaugurated the Measles Catch up Campaign
today in the premises of Community Health Centre Bordumsa.
Dr. T. Rina, MO i/c CHC, Dr. M. Borang, MO, Dr. A.N. Singpho, SMO and Dr. S.K. Singh,
MO (H), were among those who attended the function.
Riba briefed them about the importance of the campaign and asked them to give their
best efforts to ensure cent percent coverage of the targeted children of age between
0.9 yrs to 10 yrs during two long week campaign.
There are a total of 40 vaccination centres with a target of covering 5000 children
during two weeks long Measles Catch up programme at Bordumsa.
A team of 4 doctors, 11 para medicos, 40 ASHA workers, 40 Nodal Officers of the designated
centres besides G.Bs and PRI Members of the respective centres are deployed to launch
Measles Catch up Campaign in order to ensure cent percent coverage to the targeted
children, informed by ADC Bordumsa.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The genealogy book titled Topo Lode Clan of Dumporijo circle was
released on Nov 20 by Deputy Commissioner of Upper Subansiri A. Abhayankar at Dumporijo
The DC, who attended the programme as chief guest said the book would go a long way
in preserving the oral records in written form, which will enable future generations
to know their past history.
Local MLA Takar Marde, who also attended the programme, said the book will bring
oneness among the people of area. The programme was organized by Topo Welfare Society.
Local Capacities for Peace
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: World Vision India, Subansiri Area Development Program is organizing
a three days intensive training on Local Capacities for Peace from Nov 29 at Naharlagun.
The training would encourage the participants for peaceful co- existence and social
harmony in the community. Twenty-five participants including key community leaders
from the Ziro 2 Block is expected to attend the prog.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Govt. Sec. School RGU campus celebrated its 13th School Week
in a befitting manner here today. Parliamentary secretary of Planning and Development
Nabam Rebia and Papum Pare Deputy Director of School Education TT Tara attended the
Speaking at the function, Rebia emphasized on quality education, selfless service
and hard work by teachers in shaping the future students.
Water transport in Arunachal in pipeline
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Water transport in major navigable rivers, including Lohit, Dibang,
Siang, Subansiri and Kameng in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh is in the pipeline,
Director of Transport cum Secretary (STA) Tai Kayet, who along with Special Secretary
Transport Sonam Chombey attended the Indian Water Transport Authority meeting at
Guwahati on November 25 last, said.
The meeting was also attended by IWT, NEC, DoNER authorities and commissioners, secretaries
and directors of North East states.
Programme on Kitchen Gardening
ITANAGAR: A one day training programme on Vegetable Cultivation was organized for
Farm Women at Balek village on Nov 28 by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley
19 farm women actively participated in the practical oriented multi activities programme
and expressed their opinions that such farmers benefitting doorstep programmes should
be organized timely to update recent emerging advances in agriculture.
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.
Sports meet conclude
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The 8th Sports Cultural cum Literary Meet of All Mengio Students
Union (AMSU) concluded successfully on Sunday. Government secondary school Sakiang
won overall championship trophy of the meet, while government girl’s residential
school Pan bagged the disciplined trophy.
Indira Gandhi national award
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: V Arul Kumar, the vice-principal of Tomi Polytechnic College, Basar
has become one of the ten recipients of best programme officer of Indira Gandhi national
award for year 2010-11. He received the award from sports and youth affairs minister
Ajay Maken at New Delhi.
He is the lone recipient of award from North east region. The award carries cash
prize, trophy and silver medal.
Animal Health Camp
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tirap in collaboration with Veterinary Dispensary,
Deomali organized a day long ‘Animal Health Camp’ at Sipini village under Namsang
CD Block of Tirap today.
The main objective of the camp was vaccination of cattle and goat against FMD, pig
against swine fever and chicken against Ranikhet disease, castration and treatment
of diseased livestock and poultry. Altogether, 165 domestic animals were vaccinated
and 15 castrated during the camp. Besides providing diagnostic service and treatment
of domestic livestock and poultry, free veterinary medicines and anthelmentics were
also distributed among the needy villagers.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Holders in Elementary Education
Association has decided to step up against appointments of AT/JT without following
laid down rules in education department especially in SSA project.
It further requested the MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh and the department of Education
not to recommend untrained candidates for appointment of AT/JT.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: In a representation to the Minister Education, All Palin Chambang
Yangte Gante and Tarak-Landi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) said that several schools
of area under Kurung Kumey district are plagued with common problems of insufficient
subject teachers particularly of mathematics and science, teacher quarters, toilets,
drinking water and irregular Mid-Day Meal. It claimed that they had visited many
schools of the area to study the conditions of the schools.
Construct bridge: ANYA
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Expressing concern over the dilapidated condition of Bana Bridge
which was build way in 1992, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today appealed the
state government to construct the bridge within a short span of time.
Following the prohibitory notice issued by district administration while taking due
consideration of ailing bridge, the district headquarter Seppa has to face soaring
price rise, it added.
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lohit, has successfully celebrated
Field day on post monsoon culture of carps on Nov 23 at Nanam Khyamyang -1 village.
42 participants including GB, ASM, SHG members and other farmers of nearby villages
attended the programme. Post monsoon culture of carps has been popularized in Lohit
district due to proper utilization of unutilized water bodies.
Progressive uplift in socio-economic condition through the technology has been introduced
and popularized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lohit.
China has pressurized India to stop The Dalai Lama from attending a Buddhist meet
in Delhi and the Prime Minister has already cancelled his participation. India needs
to display its maturity before deciding to skip an august, rare and special event
of Global Buddhist Congregation. It is not a routine event like giving The Dalai
Lama Peace prize. It is the 2600th years of enlightenment of Buddha, a divine being
who was Indian unlike a mythological character.
Skipping that event is equal to disowning Buddha was ever an Indian, that Buddhism
ever meant anything to Indian history, disrespecting Indian national ethos of all
that the great Ashoka, Maurya, Kanishka and every other monarch who helped propogate
Buddhism and helped mould Indian society. Even if you go by the Hindu texts, Buddha
is considered one of Vishnu's incarnations. Even in that light, this mindless gesture
is disrespecting Hindu sensitivities also.
It is sign of lacking in self esteem, self respect and confused identity. This step
clearly sends a wrong message.
If the Dalai Lama were to discuss any political issues at this forum then it would
be diplomatic for the President and PM to abstain however Dalai Lama is to appear
in his capacity as a spiritual leader and the absence of the dignitaries only dents
India's secular image.
We should not have given in to the Chinese who are increasingly throwing their weight
At the same time we must convey China firmly that we are a friendly neighbor. India
should not unnecessarily make anti-China statements like any missile tests or weapon
purchase are affixed with it-will-take-care-of-China. Is it needed to speak out the
military intention or objectives? We should not indulge in any US led anti-China
move which will antagonize China.
Former MP, (on email)
Let the people decide
This is in response to the letter "Hindi is not a deterrent" by one Maksang Tayeng
on Nov 26. The views expressed by me is for schools in Assam and I wished to share
it with the Assamese speaking people in Assam and those people who use Assamese as
a language of communication at home. Since there are a handful of people living in
Itanagar and some towns, this newspaper was the best medium for me.
Let the people of Arunachal Pradesh decide what they want. I wish to stay away from
it. Maksang Tayeng got hyper-active without any reason. I want the Assamese students
to think of pursuing studies in world class institutions in Germany, UK, US, China
and Japan, not in sub-standard colleges in Delhi after graduation. I would like to
see Assamese students in jobs better than call centres and beauty parlours and security
guards in Delhi and Bangalore.
And one information for Maksang Tayeng. In the Assamese medium schools, there is
compulsory English learning from Class I itself. Even before 1972, both English and
Assamese were taught. Students from such schools have reached international stage
like respected Yashi Dorje Thongchi and Lumber Dai, whose novels have been translated
in European languages from Assamese to English, mathematician Dilip Dutta, who teaches
in the university of Rhode Island in USA, Homen Borgohain, Hiren Gohain who have
made a mark for the learned section in the world.
Assam Institute of Technology
Arunachal be left to its own fate
I read the Maksang Tayeng’s letter in response to a suggestion to preserve north-east
languages from been flooded and washed away by Hindi. First let me make him know
one reality. In 1972, Hindi was not opted. Hindi was imposed on the puppet govt set
up by Nehru family and central govt officers just as decision of building dams on
I would agree to Diganta Sonowal. I don’t know about others but what I see around
is alarming. If this is what Hindi policy has done since 1972 and the condition where
children read, write, speak Hindi all over, what will be the condition after 50 years!
The generation of Yashe Dorje Thongchi and Lumber Dai were higher in intellect and
understanding and had a deep knowledge of the culture and heritage.
This generation will talk like Tayeng does since they have been taught by Hindi teachers
brought in buses from UP, Bihar. Arunachal be left to its own fate. The people have
developed of thinking upside down, you say something for good and they take it otherwise.
This is due to not seeing what future has in store.
Itanagar, (on email)
A Delhi constructed conflict
As you sow, so you reap. The time to time border clashes of Arunachal-Assam is a
Delhi constructed conflict. North-east is a tiny dot in world map and nowhere in
the world hundreds of tribes are tucked next to each other. In today’s inter-mixing
and travelling times, is it possible to be staying in one hill or one valley only
Central govt should not have broken this region into so many parts.
But formation of two states has added fuel to the two clashing tribes.
Now the 2 state theory has made a India-Pakistan like situation. British divided
India. India divided north-east. There has to be a third part involvement. Or else,
how did tribal states like NEFA get a Sanskrit name like ‘Arunachal Pradesh? Who
gave the name ‘Meghalaya’. I am sure the natives did not coin these type of names.
21st century will have more and more exchange of people. In these times, we have
this curse of separate states. Formation of one province with autonomous districts
was the best way to deal with clashes. Even if we build a Great Wall of China along
Arunachal and Assam or Meghalaya and Assam, we all will have to go through each other
and cross each other on a daily basis in coming times more and more than earlier
days. For a place where more than a hundred tribes and sub-tribes co-exist, boundaries
will not help in the long run. Only politicians will get benefit of central funds
to buy property for family in Delhi and Bangalore. Common people have nothing to
do but will suffer from boundary lines from time to time.
Jawaharlal Nehru College
This is not 1962
With reference to the news item “AAPSU writes to Chinese envoy, rakes up border,
visa issue” (Saturday, Nov 26). It is really surprising to know that the All Arunachal
Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has shown such courage. More so because the state
has ministers handpicked by Nehru family. In all this India-China clashes, it is
the common people losing opportunity. If relation with China improves, students and
youths of the state can study and work in the best of cities in China like Beijing,
Shanghai and others apart from Delhi and Mumbai in India.
I remember my father telling me tales of the Indo-China war in 1962 when he was posted
in Bomdila. He said how the Chinese army used to sort out the Indian army men to
attack. However, the Monpas and natives of Arunachal were not attacked and no disturbance
was caused to the villagers. Things are misinterpreted by a section of people running
the government. A phobia or fear has been created. Central minister Jairam Ramesh
is more cool and understanding when it comes to dealing with China.
The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram is very afraid and phobic all the time and
gets panicky at the mere mention of China.
On the other hand, Jairam Ramesh has also written a book how good and friendly approach
to China can profit India in the long run. Indo-China relation improvement is a big
opportunity for India.
This is not 1962, when India had no trading with China. Today China is the largest
trading partner of India. More than war and border, we need better relation to create
opportunity of work and study for future generation. India can also improve trade
relation and the GDP of India will sky-rocket into billions. We all need to co-exist.
Conflict is a great loss to the budget of a country.
New Delhi, (on email)
Killing and Sell of wild meat
This refers to a photo clip which appeared in your daily of 27th November, wherein
meats of wild animals are sold in the open market. It pained me a lot as to why our
people do not understand the importance of wild animals and birds in balancing the
However, the general public is not to be blamed for this. It is the duty of the government
of Arunachal, particularly the department of Forest and Environment. I do not know
what the department is doing. To curb such practice, enforcing of law alone will
not serve the purpose. The government and department of wild life should create
awareness programmes in the entire state. Regular checking in the market place by
the wild life department will also minimize the sale of such meat.
Dr Gekey Ete,
Environment Protection Group of Arunachal [EPGA] Aalo, (on email)
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Women and risk
Women and girls are at extreme risk across 80 countries, reveals a study by Women’s
and Girls’ Rights Index Rights (WGRI) as it urged global leaders to achieve gender
equality as a crucial part of development.
The results of the study reveal that the rights of women and girls are at extreme
risk within 80 countries, including 33 from sub-Saharan Africa, nearly all of the
Middle East and North Africa region and many emerging economies.
According to the WGRI index, the 10 countries posing most risk to the rights of women
are Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, DR Congo, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Burundi, Haiti
At the opposite end of the scale, only 5% of countries rank in the low risk category,
including: Denmark (188th), Belgium (joint 190th), Sweden (joint 190th), Canada (192nd)
and New Zealand (193rd). However, even in these countries, some issues persisted,
including honour-related crimes and forced marriage.
The index also shows minor improvements for the protection of women and girls globally.
Fewer countries, 144 compared to 156 last year, ranked in the ‘extreme’ and ‘high
risk’ categories, representing an 8% annual decrease. Complicity with the abuse of
women’s and girls’ rights in fast-growing emerging economies pose particular risks
to global companies, as this is where they must do business in order to flourish.
These include: Nigeria (10th), Bangladesh (12th), Pakistan (20th), Philippines (24th),
China (29th), Egypt (48th), Mexico (51st), Russia (65th), Indonesia (73rd), India
(75th) and Turkey (79th), all of which are rated ‘extreme risk. Risks of complicity
in violations committed by state security forces or other actors in these countries
include sexual violence, discrimination in employment, child labour, trafficking
and sexual exploitation.
The report calls for urgent and corrective action. Gender equality is the need of
the hour. Apart from intervention by the respective governments, it is necessary
to ensure that law of the land is respected and implemented too so that women and
girl child do not suffer any longer.