It is funny how the so called people first government is still in power after what
they have done, and we are still waiting for some more drama, to our state. PDS scam,
PRC issue, Dam issue, you name it.
The present government is a complete failure and self centred. They know no public
The present conflicts in Lohit and Challang is just to draw public attention away
from the PDS scam. To save the PDS accused, they wont even refrain from risking future
of the state. It was present governments brilliant idea to give PRC to the non-APSTs.
The present communal conflicts is only and only because of wrong or most probably,
intentional) government policies. Thanks to the ill/un-educated politicians of our
state. And also for making Non-APSTs look more like a threat as never before.
The people friendly government is acting like a communist government by forcing their
ill conceived policies to the common mass. If majority of public dont want dams in
Siang basin, why are they so interested in the same? Development is ok, but for whom?
For those Non-APSTs that they are going to host after that? This is one Anti-Arunachalee
and Non-APST loving government. Question is not about the advantages and disadvantages
of such a mega project. The question is simple, if public dont want it, then why
on earth leaders are so interested? A very simple explanation is that leaders are
not representing the public but themselves. Unfortunately, public knows it all.
Dorjee Khandu should, by all means, take moral responsibility of the present state
of affair and step down as CM. Its not never going to happen and we know why!
This is in connection with an article written by one ‘concerned citizen’ in the Readers’
Forum of Arunachal Times of Wednesday issue under the caption, ‘the larger question
‘. He was referring to the Deoris, Mising and Adivasis of Assam who are availing
benefit both from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh simultaneously. Behold! ignorant indigenous
tribal people of the State for you have many other people who are availing not only
double benefit but sometimes triple and more.
For example many people of Tibetan origin came to Arunachal Pradesh and obtain PRC
and Tribe Certificates (which is just a matter of one thumb impression) in the name
of their akin tribes of the State. At the same time, they have citizenship of Tibet,
Ladakh, Sikkim and may be of many other states or countries. But since they are peaceful
by their nature we seldom care to ponder over the prospective threat to economy and
demographic structure of the State.
Similarly, we have our own people who marry man or woman of other NE States like
Manipuri, Naga, Mizo, Khasi etc who are indigenous tribal of their respective States.
In this way they reap double benefit. The children of such couples have tribe certificates
of two states, both mother and father’s places. They are getting scholarship and
stipend from the Arunachal government and many staying in hostels of State government
aided institution like RK Missions schools and other government hostels. Unlike the
indigenous tribal people of State who have instinctive love for their motherland,
they do not have slightest of attachment for their adopted place as their only motive
is to make economic profit by exploiting all available sources of the State. They
avail all welfare schemes of the government at the cost of more deserving actual
indigenous tribal of the State who are uneducated and hence unaware of any such schemes.
They study here and later serve their native State. They earn from here and invest
in their original State. This is perfect example of British policy of Economic and
Brain Drain theory.
This menace has always haunted me since my student days. However due to lack of proper
platform and more because of apprehension of backlash, I have so far failed to perform
my duty towards the future of our society. But now time has come and we have no choice
but to fight tooth and nail to stop this malpractice if we have iota of responsibility
towards our children. This practice is bad not only for our State but for the entire
country as a single person is availing facilities of tribal related welfare scheme
of the government from more than one State at the same time. Therefore, the Government
of all the North East States should take immediate step to arrest this illegal practice
as the problem is not limited to Arunachal Pradesh only. I would also appeal the
student organizations or AAPSU to be precise, to devise some mechanism to check this
I also appeal all the indigenous educated people of the State to impress upon the
chief/GBs/Panchayat leaders of their respective villages not to recommend the application
of those people who has not surrendered the citizenship of their original birthplace.
And in the meantime, AAPSU and all districts Students’ Unions must spearhead the
manhunt to identify any such person who is availing double benefits.
A Common Man,
Time to initiate dialogue and restore peace
We would like to share our opinions with people of Arunachal Pradesh. It’s well enough
to assume that Non –APST of Arunachal Pradesh is adopting violence rather than peace.
The Pro PRC activists who created mayhem in Namsai on 23rd Oct. last is alarmingly
threatening the indigenous people’s right; it challenges and provokes the existing
mutual understanding among indigenous inhabitants and non APSTs of our state. The
tactic they are adopting in name of democratic movement is highly condemnable and
intolerant. We Arunachalee are peace loving people we do not protest against other
Indian brothers and sister who are residing peacefully within the state, but every
outsider must realize the rights of son of the soil. They should respect tribal people
rights and Arunachal’s status of a restricted area under the Bengal Eastern Frontier
Regulation 1873. No non- Arunachalee has right to claim permanent settlement within
the state, even if they possess billion of assets within the Arunachal. We will not
tolerate such communal acrimony generating within the non APSTs against indigenous
people. They must be thankful to indigenous people who welcome them with open arms
to work and reside in the state. The generosity we have shown towards Non APSTs doesn’t
mean that we are let them claim for permanent settlement, and let them enjoy the
APST status. Nor we are weak and pliant to watch silently without retaliating against
However, the victims of Mohong Village under Lekhang Circle of Namsai sub-division
of Lohit district have paid the blunder of the state government immature and irresponsible
decisions. The decision to grant PRC to Non-APST residing in the Lohit and Changlang
districts prior to 1968 and its subsequent revocation after student’s hue and cry
against it has led to this situation. The state government knew that this situation
was going to be happen and seeds of hatred which they showed going to bear violent
fruits. They knew it day before the revocation of PRC issue. In spite of sensing
danger hovering over these communal sensitive areas, the state government has failed
to instil sense of security in local people. It seems that our state government is
meddling with its own people, without concerned about their future security. The
state government should formulate a policy for non-APSTs settling within the state
while taking their grievances into account so that they should not be in deprived.
It should call all party meeting including the representatives from Pro PRC and Indigenous
tribes to resolve the impasses and restore peace and tranquility in the region. Every
sensitive issue need feedbacks and consultative meeting with senior’s citizens and
civil society. The role of media is also essential for communal harmony; the government
should lead media interlocutors with representatives from every local dailies and
electronic media to trouble torn area to study the ground reality.
Last but far from the least, unless the state government has come with comprehensive
policy formulation to resolve such imbroglio, Arunachal Pradesh shall soon topple
Jammu & Kashmir to attain number one position of political unrest among the Indian
former AGS AAPSU
Suraj Tayem Finance Secretary ALSU
Hassang Tok Convernor Sangcha Ajin Society.
Infamous dramas of the whole country are re-enacted in this state
The vexed policy of lax state government to grant PRC to non APST of Lohit and Changlang
districts and later easily relenting to evident pressures from various unions and
organisation with lightning haste seem more like an astute tactic of diverting attention
to minimize the pressure off a core issue. The reaction to the unpopular decision
was palpable. A government with emotion seem absurd and ridiculous. It will be interesting
to know though, since when did this government started developing benevolent feelings
? Ironically the custodians to maintain law and order are in a killing and lathi
charge spree. This stark truth need no elaboration. What are the findings and action
taken of all eye wash enquiries ordered at every occurrence of such atrocities?
Not to be out done by our counter parts we too have our own scams and controversies
to boast of and counter the infamous scandals of all time, in reply to Big bull stock
scam, 1994, we have 16 crore treasury scam, Anini, The Taj corridor case can be matched
by various abandoned dubious projects involving crores, Bihar's fodder scam ? We
our PDS scam, situation leading to stone pelting in Jammu kashmir, recent stone pelting
incident at Pasighat. In fact, Arunachal is more like a theatre where unfortunately
infamous dramas of the whole country are re-enacted. If the government continues
with laxative policies it will not be a surprise when we will have our self made
incidents to match Godhra riots, Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter, JMM bribery case
and out run the rest.
One can clearly understand the hurt feelings of the non APST brethrens.
Naturally a child will cry if a lollypop is dangled infront and abruptly denied.
For concerned people lollypop of PRC was materialising but sudden revocation made
the whole issue topsy-turvy. A mammoth gathering of 20,000 people, as reported, will
result tumultuously could have been well anticipated. Yet the administration was
caught napping. How the peaceful rally supposed to take place at Mahadevpur entered
Namsai circle ? Considering the fully charged atmosphere after revocation of insipid
decision to issue PRC to non APST residents of the area, half hearted security arrangements
pre-turmoil force one to raise many question marks. What made the government to issue
PRC in the first place itself ? If PRC can be granted to non APST on humanitarian
ground, why not feed the semi starving indigenous people of the state by recollecting
the embezzled 1000 crore on humanitarian ground too ? This whole episode seem conjured
to distract the gullible common citizens from an issue looming large on the sustenance
of few people in power by master conjurers but deplorably, in the process the hope,
aspiration and sentiments of many innocent citizens were played with and a permanent
crack is hammered on the stainless wall of once peaceful area and an irreversible
reaction has been triggered
Legobaying (on email)
Some points to ponder at
I wish to highlight to the GoAP that Arunachal Plywood Industries Ltd.(APIL) mill
at Namsai has stopped its operation long time back when the SC of India banned timber
cutting. Accordingly, the Adivasis labourers who were brought from outside the state
has to be relocated to their original place from where they were brought, as no work
is left for them at Namsai.
In this context, it is worthwhile mentioning that many Adivasis labourers from APIL
participated in the unauthorised pro-PRC non-APST violent rally at Namsai on 23rd
October, where many tribal youths were physically injured.
Relocation of these Adivasis from outside Namsai is urgently needed because firstly,
no work is left for them there. Secondly, their active participation in such anti-state
rallies reflects their anti-tribal people sentiments which is responsible for vitiating
peaceful atmosphere at otherwise peace-loving Namsai. After all, the tribal people
are going nowhere because Arunachal Pradesh is their homeland. Thirdly, speaking
from economics point of view, considering the large size of unemployment amongst
the Khampti people, even if the APIL is revamped no labourers from outside will be
required as the Khamptis can be inducted into the APIL's payroll. Partially, this
will address the unemployment problem amongst the Khampti people. Lastly, if the
APIL is not revamped, the entire land leased out to APIL by GoAP including the vast
tract of land behind APIL should be allotted out to the local tribal people so that
the land could be used productively.
I request the political leadership, students' bodies, public leaders, general tribal
public and administration of Lohit District to take note of this issue and act upon
The recent ferocious drama of Namsai is a reflection of complete incompetence & reckless
attitude of the state government machinery to contain any untoward incidents. Forget
about convincing the people to maintain peace & patience through print media, they
are unable to speak even in front of the camera.
On 26th October, 2010, while viewing the so to say BREAKING NEWS, which of course
does not lag behind in breaking the unity of the citizens of India , on NE TV, Tako
Dabi, Home Minister was reluctant to speak and directed someone else to speak. It
was so nice to see our Ministers smiling when the innocent public are crying for
I hope some pro-PRC groups are educated enough to convince their people that there
is a judiciary in India to provide justice and Police forces are there to take to
task who violates the law.
Let their be common forum for discussions to reach an amicable solution. Arunachal
Pradesh may be a corrupted but a peaceful state. There is a saying "In Rome, do as
Romans do". Similarly, if pro-PRC supporters are politically & emotionally very
much attached to Arunachal Pradesh, then be peace loving like the people of Arunachal
Namsai (On email)
Root out the problem
This refers to the news item "DC takes exception to unlawful activities- Seppa" dated
oct 25. Needless to say the said matters was never been done in closed door.
Illegal activities have been there for mored than a decade. Its just that administration
has closed its eyes. Apart from temporary huts and selling of local liquor , gambling
at the surrounding and beneath the Nyiboo(priest) Lapang is a major concern in the
form of volley ball, carom, Housie, Cards, chess, ludo and billiards. People from
different walks and age blatantly bet on every games staking their money, time and
Many young ones waste their precious time as they watch all these activities and
are inspired to follow these of the adults.
As a helpless youth of the locality, I would like to request Mr Bam and DUDA to eradicate
these anti social activities from the root rather than giving a seasonal inspection.
Kra-Dadii Club Seppa,
For a cause
Recent agitation against the PDS (Public Distribution System) dupery by Galo Student
Union at Aalo was significant and praiseworthy. Indeed, it was a clear cut message
of intolerance from the people of Arunachal Pradesh to the malfunctioning of the
disabled leaders. Now is the time for kind coordination and cooperation among all
the student unions, NGOs and other civil society organisations across the state to
fight against this menace.
Lets put our hands together so that the culprit could be brought to justice. So,
wake up every one and put pressure over malfeasance governance until a fresh dawn
emerge. Infact, every ones contribution into this noble cause could be proven worthy
in making this place inhabitable for the future generation as well.
Naharlagun (on email)
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AAPSU appeal for compensation for the victims of Namsai violence
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Namsai, the epicentre of Oct 23 violence following a non-APST rally
demanding PRC is still tensed but under control.
DIG east Robin Hibu, when asked by this daily said that three companies of CRPF
reached Namsai this evening while one more company would reach tomorrow. According
to official sources, adequate security arrangements are being put in place at Piyong,
Lathou apart from strengthening Mahadevpur, Chowkham, and Mohong villages.
It is also reported that pro talks ULFA leaders visited Mahadevpur today.
Citizens from Mohong villages, numbering around 300 continue to be at the temporary
relief camps at Namsai.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has urged state government
to immediately provide compensation to those Khampti families of new and old Mohong
villages, whose houses have been burnt down by non-APST people in the last few days.
In a press release issued, AAPSU president Takam Tatung and general secretary Tujom
Poyom has taken serious note of indigenous tribal being harassed by non-APST in Namsai
Both has appealed to the state government to immediately provide compensation to
Khampti villagers who are now living in makeshift camps in and around Namsai after
being forced to move out of their home by non-APST people.
“It’s sad to know that Arunachalee people are living like refugee in their own land
of birth. We will not accept such behavior of non-APPST. If they want to live in
Arunachal, then they have to learn to respect the sentiments of local,” stated AAPSU
president Takam Tatung.
He also asked government of Arunachal Pradesh to protect territorial rights of tribal
people and also asked people not to politicize this issue.
“This is a state issue and with reports pouring in that non-APST living in Assam
is also taking interest in PRC issue, it has become a major concern. State government
has to make sure that no one interferes in internal matter of Arunachal,” Tatung
Questioning the slow response of administration towards October 23 violence at Namsai
town during the rally by pro-PRC supporters, AAPSU general secretary Tujom Poyom
has asked government to make re-shuffle in Lohit district administration for betterment.
“Locals seem to have lost trust in present administration. Keeping this in mind,
state government should immediately reshuffle district administration,” stated Tujom.
He also asked state government to arrest those non-APST people who provoked locals
during the October 23 Namsai rally. “Leaders of non-APST who instigated violence
should be immediately arrested. Also those people at helm of government who created
this mess should also solve it,” said Tujom.
Meanwhile AAPSU President Takam Tatung has asked state government to immediately
respond to their 11 points demand put forward sometimes ago. “Government is yet to
give proper respond to our demand. If they do not properly respond to our demand,
we will be forced to seek our own course of action,” stated Tatung. He further added,
“With Pasighat town gearing up for centenary celebration, AAPSU has demanded that
Jawahar Lal Nehru College (JNC) situated in Pasighat be declared as state university.
Government should expedite this process.” AAPSU president also added that despite
assuring them, education department has not released 5 month stipend of government
Bomdila gears up for Torgya
BOMDILA, Oct 27: The annual Drub-Chod-Chenmo festival, popularly known as the Torgya
of the Monpas in this Metal-Tiger year would be celebrated at Gontse Gaden Rabgye-ling
Monastery Bomdila with four days programme from fourth to seventh of November.
The festival would showcase various spiritual dance known as cham which is likely
to be witnessed by tourists and outsiders.
The main events would be preceded by 3-days great self initiation of thirteen yidam
(deities) of Vajrabhairava, Fire puja and Naga ritual and 2-days spiritual cake
creation and spiritual cake retreat from 29th of this month. Meditational retreat
of spiritual cake, burning of torma (spiritual Cake), initiation of white tara and
Mandala darshan would be major events of the four-day long main Torgya.
It is indeed fascinating to watch the colourful Chams that mark the occasion. It
is believed that the Torgya ushers in peace, prosperity and goodwill thereby destroying
the negative forces. It is also assumed that the rituals performed during the festival
help ward-off natural calamities and other disasters.
Coming on to the Chams performed during the Torgya, it is always performed within
the confines of a mandala and is a part of tantrik ritual which was initiated from
the great master Padmasambhava who performed this dance in order to prepare the ground
for the Samye monastery in Tibet and to pacify the malice of the lha and srin in
order to create the most perfect conditions. This dance stands in connection with
the origins of tantricism and procures great blessings. Since then, this tradition
has been followed from master to master and monastery to monastery. Chams are performed
by trained Lamas who have gone through many spiritual process like taking initiation
of a particular deity and doing retreat for many days in order to make themselves
compatible to perform the spiritual dance. These procedures were specifically taught
in oral instructions passed from a tantrik master to student.
It is believed that the people who participate and watch the Mandala process accumulate
merit. The sand is traditionally made from ground precious stones. Since each grain
of sand is charged with the blessings of the ritual process, the entire sand Mandala
embodies a vast store of spiritual energy. The creation and destruction of the Mandala
is a reminder of the profound Buddhist concept of impermanence. To the monks, the
Mandala is a particularly poignant and important ritual art form. Of all the artistic
traditions of Buddhism, the ritual of painting with coloured sand is one of the most
unique and exquisite feature. Formed of a traditional prescribed iconography that
includes geometric shapes and a multitude of ancient spiritual symbols, the sand
painted Mandala is used as a tool for consecrating the earth and its inhabitants.
According to Buddhist history, the purpose, meaning and the technique involved in
the spiritual art of sand Mandala painting were taught by Sakyamuni Buddha. This
tradition has been preserved over the past 2500 years in an unbroken transmission
from master to disciple.
The 8th of November would witness the enthronement ceremony of the Abbot of Gontse
Gaden Rabgya ling Monastery Mon Bomdila appointed through Religion and Culture Department
by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. DIPRO
Allahabad Bank step in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Keeping pace with other front ranking banking institutes of the
country, Allahabad Bank has finally moved in Arunachal. State Chief Secretary Tabom
Bam has inaugurated the first Allahabad bank branch at an impressive function at
E Sector here today.
Established in 1865 during the British era, the Allahabad bank has now 2371 branches
all over India, out of them 71 branches are in North East and 36 branches under its
Dibrugrarh zone. While inaugurating the bank as chief guest, Bam hoped the bank will
play a greater role in economic development of the state. Expressing happiness over
the selection of prime location for bank branch, Bam also stressed on proper security
Guest of honour and Capital DC Dr S B Deepak Kumar in his address urged the banking
institutes to concentrate in rural areas too for benefit of rural masses.
Among others, Chief general manager of Dibrugarh Allahabad Bank branch K J Tiwari,
Itanagar bank branch manager K Noroh, assistant general manager J Mishra also spoke
on the occasion.
The Bank management also felicitated the excellent performers of North Lakhimpur,
Dibrugarh, Duliajan and Sibasagar branches of the Allahabad bank on the occasion.
Prime accused in an accident case surrendered
PASIGHAT, Oct 27: Dangki Saring (18), the prime accused in Lt. Takit Ering accident
case has been surrendered before the OC Pasighat Police Station on Oct 24 last. He
has been arrested U/S 279 and 304 IPC and remanded to judicial custody up to Oct
31 for further investigation.
The secretary, Tirki Manmong Odong (TMO) Pasighat, Tabung Ering in a written statement
informed today that Dangki Saring, S/o Lt. Akom Saring of Mirbuk Charali, Pasighat
has accepted during the interrogation before the Ering family members and TMO that
he had hit Lt. Takit Ering on April 20 evening last near the Mirmir Tiniali with
his bike and instead of admitting him to hospital, quit the place immediately.
Later the 57 years old Ering was found spot dead. In this regard a FIR was lodged
and the case had been registered by the police on the next day. Meanwhile the TMO
demanded exemplary punishment to the culprit(s) and appealed all the citizens of
Pasighat not to allow their underage youths to drive two-wheeler, cars etc to protect
more lives in future. DIPRO
AdiSU not demoralised by Ramesh U-turn
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Stunned by the sudden change of tone in voice of Union Minister
Jairam Ramesh on dams, Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) in a release said that, the union
was not demoralised by the recent comment and will continue to fight against dams
in Siang basin.
However, it is undecided yet how the union will greet the union minister when he
visits Arunachal next month, AdiSU said. It said that the Union minister was informed
through a representation that what Adis actually want. However, AdiSU representatives
will meet the Minister before his visit to the state, the release added.
Meanwhile, AdiSU, in a meeting on October 20, has decided to extend the tenure of
the present executive committee which is due to expire in Novemver.
Disaster management training for school children
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Capital district administration has organised a two days training-cum-awareness
programme on disaster management for schools at Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Konkon
Nala and Kendriya Vidyalaya-2, Gohpur on Oct 26 and 27 respectively. Altogether
2700 students including teaching staff took part in the training programmes.
Addressing the students and teachers at KV -2 Gohpur today on the occasion, Capital
DC Dr. S.B. Deepak Kumar urged the student community to take maximum benefits from
such awareness programme. Later he presented a first-aid kit to schools and also
interacted with students and teachers. Field Officer Dawa Thinley, who coordinated
the programme, urged the students to take part on disaster management activities.
Project officer Dr. Nawang Phuntso, RR&DM elaborated the concept of disaster management
and its functioning in the State.
Station Fire Officer, S C Majumdar along with his team demonstrated the basic technique’s
of rescue during any kind of disaster. The team also demonstrated safety measures
during disaster. The principal from both schools extends their gratitude to Capital
administration for organising such a useful programme. The institute requested the
administration to conduct such training in regular interval.
Tirap ePDS model set to roll in the state
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: To popularize the Tirap model ePDS, an orientation programme was
conducted by the Directorate, Food & Civil Supplies, Naharlagun, for the District
Food and Civil Supply Officers who were taken through various aspects of the ePDS
system which is slated to be soon rolled out in the state. The programme held today
was well attended by several DF&CSOs and senior officers of department.
Some of the benefits include reduction in under and over allocation of ration to
FPS, reduction in diversion of essential commodities, containment of arbitrary decision
making, induction of transparency and accountability, reduction of redundant workload,
fast disposal of stakeholder grievances, dissemination of information as per public
requirement, protecting the interest of all the genuine stakeholders, checking of
duplicity / invalid ration cards at various levels, ensuring equitable distribution
of PDS items on time etc.
Feedback was taken during the orientation programme from all participants to ensure
that the final system to be rolled-out in the entire state is free from any loopholes.
All the participants were highly optimistic about the future of the ePDS system and
felt that it will revolutionize the activities of the department and will immensely
help the general consumers in getting benefitted by the PDS system. In the near future
a central consumer grievance cell with a toll-free number will be established by
the department. There will also be an online forum where citizens can obtain quick
response to their grievances from senior officers & decision makers of the department.
It may be added here that department is leaving no stone unturned to revive the image
and the past glory of PDS. As of now the department is beset with a plethora of problems
like non-payment of HTS bills for last 6 years, curtailment of allocation of rice
from GoI, shortage of manpower etc.
The resource persons consisting Amit Bengia, DF&CSO and some of his key officials
and Mayank Premi, alumni of IIT Delhi, also subject matter expert and designer of
the ePDS software together conducted the day long programme.
The gathering was introduced to the ePDS software and its multitude of features which
have been designed to minimize workload and erroneous decision making.
Amit Bengia reiterated his long journey with the ePDS system which was conceived
nearly 2 years ago, it’s challenging times and how through appropriate and timely
decisions these challenges were overcome. He also updated the august gathering on
the real-life benefits that have been obtained in the last few months since the formal
launch of ePDS in Tirap. (DIPRO)
TCLSU demands arrest of culprits behind Namsai incident
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Tirap Changlang and Lohit Students Union (TCLSU) of Itanagar demanded
immediate arrest of president and convener of Lohit Changlang Development Forum suspected
to be the main culprits behind the October 23 incident at Namsai.
Describing their act as anti-Arunachalee, TCLSU said that on the one hand they are
demanding PRC in Arunachal Pradesh claiming themselves as Arunachalee, but on the
other hand they are imposing economic blockade against Aruna-chalee people which
proves that they are not Arunachalee.
The students union also questioned the competency of the present Namsai ADC, who
miserably failed to tackle the situation although prior information was given to
him about the procession. He could have deployed sufficient forces to maintain peace.
But he did not, the union alleged.
While demanding for granting compensation to the victims of Old and New Mohong, Lekang
and Namsai, it urged the Government to investigate the incident through a Special
Investigation Team (SIT). It further demanded cancellation of franchise and candidature
of non APSTs in PRI, disqualification/discontinuation of election of members belonging
to non indigenous communities and groups to panchayat bodies in Lohit and Changlang
Nationalist Youth Congress has taken exception to violence taking place in Namsai
over PRC to non-APST. In a press release NYC wanted to know under which provision
present state government wanted to issue PRC to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang districts.
Further empathizing with local citizens, NYC, hope that soon peace will prevail in
APWWS appeals for cooperation to tackle crime
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society has sought the cooperation
of the organisations and citizens alike to tackle crime committed against women in
Its president Gumri Ringu made this appeal while reacting to a statement by Arunachal
Citizens’ Rights Bamang Tago in which he had questioned the role of some women’s
rights activists in propagating violence. He made this reference while condemning
a video clip in which a young girl is shown inhumanly tortured by group of women.
APWWS further condemning the women who carried out the inhuman act and demanding
immediate booking of those involved as per the law of the land said that instead
of taking law into their hands, aggrieved should approach the Arunachal Pradesh
State commission for Women (APSCW) which is the constitutionally established authority
to uphold the rights and justice of women and the APWWS, being one of the facilitator,
be approached by the victims through verbal or written complaints. The society further
clarified that it just cannot take action in the air without receiving written or
The organization further called on the society to address the root cause that leads
Tea growers give priority on SHG formation
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers Association (APSTGA) in its
meeting held here recently discussed the importance of formation of self help group
to take up tea cultivation in state in bigger way and also discussed other important
issues of the Association.
Speaking on the occasion, chief advisor of the Association Boa Tamo called for institution
of shelf help group for tea plantation as a profit making self-employment venture.
He also appealed the state Govt to give priority on tea plantation in the state
to enhance the income of the rural people.
The meeting unanimously fixed Nov 30 as the last date for submission of documents
of the shelf-help group of tea growers and appealed the respective district unit
of the Association to take responsibility of forming the SHGs.
Farmers’ Training on Biodiesel gets underway at NERIST
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The five days Farmers’ Training Programme on ‘Bio-diesel and its
economic benefits’ started at Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) today.
Addressing the inaugural function as the chief guest Prof. J. Choubey, the director,
NERIST emphasized the need of mind setting for turning this century into the green
fuel century for the development of rural populace and to meet the sustainable future
Biodiesel is manufactured from plant oils, animal fats and recycled cooking oils
and it is renewable, energy efficient, biodegradable, reduces tailpipe emissions,
including air toxics, he said.
Lauding the Mechanical Engineering Department of this Institute for pursuing their
best efforts to conduct several such outreach programme apart from their regular
academic activities, he requested the head of Mechanical Engineering Sunirmal Ray
to explore the possibilities for conducting similar programmes in future also.
NABARD official O. P. Mounglang addressed the function as special guest and highlighted
the NABARD role in Arunachal Pradesh and committed for developmental activities.
Chairman of the organizing committee of the training programme Sunirmal Ray in his
welcome address highlighted the importance of setting up a DST soponsored “Bio-diesel
Reactor system” within the department for the upliftment of rural masses.
The guest of honour Prof. M. Muralidhar, the head of the Centre for Appropriate Technology
and rural development has given an overview of bio-fuel scenario in North Eatern
states and its recent development. He asked the participants to take part in the
programme generously and explore the possibilities for the development of bio-diesel
concept. Co-c-ordinator of the programme Debabrata Maji said biodiesel may stimulate
agricultural development and create employment as well as income for many of the
rural poor. At the same time, it may satisfy a significant part of the country’s
fuel demand, increasing energy security and saving foreign exchange, he said. One
important positive impact on rural development is that it puts unproductive land
to productive one and the biodiesel programmes on government land pursue environmental
goals by protecting degraded soils and establishing forest cover. A Training Manual
was also released to mark the occasion.
Darang to represent Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Bonny Darang, a popular designer has been invited to showcase the
ethnic wears of Arunachal during the famous hornbill festival to be held in Kisama,
a Naga heritage village situated 22 Km away from Kohima from December 01 next.
Darang who has represented the state at the VIII World Bamboo Congress held at Bangkok
last year informed that she will be showcasing the traditional dresses of the various
tribes of Arunachal.
Though it’s a proud moment for me and an opportunity to highlight the ethnic wears
of our state but lack of sponsorship is a worry, said Darang who also owns a boutique
‘Bonnie Creations’ situated at Itanagar.
Besides sponsorship, I’m also looking forward for support from individuals who can
help me to get the dress materials of different tribes so that I can represent my
state properly in such a platform that has global audience, she added.
Along with the colorful tribes of my state it will also highlight the amazing culture
that we still follow, she said.
It’s a rare opportunity for an Arunachalee and I hope people from across the state
will come forward to help me so that I can highlight the intricacy of our traditional
wears prepared by conventional weaving, she divulged.
Earlier, I’ve disdained many invitations from national and international forum to
showcase our traditional attires due to lack of financial assistance, she further
It is to be mentioned that Darang had represented the state at Bangkok on her own
expenses though she had approached the state government but her pleas were politely
ATA pleads for rectification of pay anomalies
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) appealed to the Director of
School Education (DSE) for early rectification of pay anomalies of teachers and officers
under Education Department.
While demanding for a uniform pay structure, ATA said that the teachers and officers
of Education Department in different districts are drawing pay in different pay scales
after implementation of 6th Pay Commission which will affect them during their pension
Since implementation of Right To Education (RTE), though partially, the headmasters
of various primary and upper primary schools are facing a uphill task in maintaining
their respective schools for want of fund. ATA appealed to the DSE to release fund
according to RTE Act to schools for successful implementation of the same Act.
ATA also appealed for filling up all vacant ADEO and APO posts in various districts
and blocks on seniority and merit basis and 50 per cent promotional avenues of Assistant
Tawang KVK conduct field prog on soyabean
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tawang has organized a field day programme
on balance dose of fertilizer in Soyabean crop at Lemberdung village on Oct 25. SMS
(Agronomy), C. K. Singh has demonstrated balanced dose of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium
and Sulphur in Soybean crop at Lemberdung, Maidung and Onghar village on soil testing
basis. He also discussed about the role of plant nutrients for Soyabean production
along with the deficiency symptom of plant nutrient found in Soyabean crop in Tawang
Dr. Deepanjali Deori, Programme Co-ordinatior, spoke about the importance of livestock
and poultry and the diseases prevalent in Tawang district along with their control
measures. AFAs M.D. Pandey, R.Chakroborty also spoke on the occasion.
Among others AFA Lham Drema and GB Dorjee Tsering of Lemberdung attended the programme.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA), Kurung Kumey district unit
of ATA and Assistant Teachers (A) Central Ad hoc Committee have condoled the untimely
death of Late Bengia Sakter, AT/A and his wife who died in a tragic road accident
on the Sarli-Koloriang road on Oct 24.
Late Sakter was a very active and dedicated teacher. His untimely demise is a great
loss to the teaching community and the society as a whole, said the organizations
in condolence messages today.
The members of organizations trio conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved
family members and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
They also urged the Government to provide ex-gratia relief to the family members
of the Late Sakter.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Pradesh Government Registered Contractor Association,
East Siang District Unit criticized the last bidding tender of double lanning of
Changlang to Margerita Road which was processed at Delhi.
The association demanded that the work should be allotted to the registered local
contractors and added that if such trend is repeatedly in near future, the local
contractor of the state will suffer.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Nyig Anya Nge 2, a Nyishi film Directed by TG Tara was released
by Borum III, ZPM Taro Modi at Siddhartha hall, Itanagar recently.
The film will be shown at Sagalee, Yazali, Seppa and Kurung Kumey District on November
7, 12, 20 and 26 respectively.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Tamuk Tagiang has been unanimously elected as President of Doi-Kilo
Welfare Committee in a meeting held recently.
AKWS to conduct games & sports competition
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Kara Welfare Society (AKWS) has decided to conduct various
games and sports and traditional cultural competitions during its week-long conference
scheduled to begin from November 9 next.
Jomde Kena, parliamentary secretary (Sc. & Tech.) will attend the conference as chief
guest while social worker of Liduk village Kajum Rallen would be the guest of honour.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) Federal Speaker Chera
Tamakh stated that Tageng Nyitan has been endorsed as president of All East Siang
District Students Union.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Law Students Union will held general conference cum election
from 26th to 28th November.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Christian Revival Church (CRC) Naharlagun will celebrate the silver
jubilee at the Church premises from Nov 19 to 21. Eminent Bible scholars Rev. Dr.
D. L. Sanchu from Nagaland and Rev. Dr. Nyakdo Tasar of Arunachal Pradesh will bring
the jubilee messages as speakers in the Silver Jubilee celebration. Large number
of delegates and leaders from CRCs of the state and outside are expected to participate
in the celebration.
College Annual Day
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The XIth Annual Day of the Government College, Bomdila will be
celebrated in a befitting manner on Nov 4. Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering and NESO general
secretary Gumjum Haider would attend the celebration as chief guest and guest of
ANSU-USU to get office building
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki would attend the opening ceremony
of office building of the All Nyishi Student Union, Upper Subansiri unit (ANSU-USU)
at Daporijo on Oct 30.
AKKDSU defers bandh
ITANAGAR: Welcoming the Centre’s decision of airlifting essential ration commodities
in inaccessible areas, All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union has deferred its
proposed 24 hours Capital bandh call on Oct 29. The union appealed the state Govt
to issue directives to the concerned authorities to execute the Centre’s order at
Union demands bonus
ITANAGAR: All Aruna-chal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) has appealed the concerned
authorities of Public Health Engineering Department, Department of Forest, Department
of Power and Public Works Department for immediate release of departmental workers
Bonus before Depawali.
Vigilance awareness week
ITANAGAR: NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh RO, Itanagar is observing the Vigilance Awareness
Week from Oct 25 to Nov 1.
Among other awareness activities, a pledge has been administered by GM, NABARD to
all officers and staff that NABARD would continuously strive to bring about integrity
and transparency in all spheres of its activities. The staff also took pledges to
work unstintingly for eradication of corruption in all spheres of life and provide
value based service to countrymen. On this occasion, a message from Chairman and
Managing Director of NABARD has also been read out to all staff.
ITANAGAR: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki would attend the 8th Annual General Conference
cum Rally of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) at Daporijo on October 30
as Chief Guest.
Indian National Trade Union Congress President Dr. G Sanjeeva Reddy and Parliamentary
Secretary Labour and Employment Padi Richo have consented to attend the programme
as Guests of Honour.
Meanwhile, delegates of 18 member of AAPWU, Papum Pare District Unit left for Daporijo
to attend the conference.