ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) in an emergency executive body meeting held at Itanagar yesterday unanimously passed a resolution to strongly oppose the proposed public hearing for construction Dam over Siang River and construction of numerous Dams in various rivers within Adi inhabited areas.
It demanded the concerned authority/ State Pollution Control Board to postpone the
proposed public hearing scheduled from October 18-
It further said that ABK is clear in its stand on this regard from the very beginning and until the project affected people are familiarized about the actual picture or ground reality of the consequences of the mega dam projects, holding of such public hearing is futile exercise, release added
Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has decided to boycott proposed Public Hearing announced by State Pollution Control Board for 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Electrical Power Project on October 18, 19 and 21.
It claimed that the AdiSU has tried numerous times to convince Dam proponent, state government and central government through memorandums, representations and agitations to scrap the project as the project affected people are not in a position to spare their livelihood, culture, social setup and their belongingness at the cost of the project.
The union further decided to conduct touring at three Siang districts from October 11 to interact with the student community and the public of project affected places.
It demanded the Dam proponent to scrap the Lower Siang project and also appealed Anti Lower Siang Hydro Electrical Power Project organizations, Adi Baane Kebang, DSUs, Public Leaders and Student Communities to take full fledged participation in the boycott movement.
Meanwhile in a separate release, Pangin and Boleng Students Union has unanimously decided to oppose the proposed public hearing regarding 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Electrical Power Project at Rottung on October 19.
The decision was taken in a mass meeting held at Pasighat today. The house also selected Ajay Darang as the chairman of the movement.
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Adi Bogung Bokang Kebang has demanded cancellation of the proposed public hearing on 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydro Power project scheduled to be held at Jeying, Rottung and Pressing on Oct 18, 19 and 21 respectively.
The Kebang in a memorandum addressed to the Governor of the state said that there should no construction of dam on Mighty Siang river and the proposed public hearing on Lower Siang project be postponed immediately. Highlighting the grievances of the villagers likely to be affected by dam, the Kegang in its memorandum said that almost all the villages of the Siang Valley are not aware of the nature of the proposed Siang Dam. Few people of different villages claimed to have attended Dam meeting at the Administrative Headquarters, wherein most of the people did not accept the proposal for construction of a Dam over Siang River, the memorandum claimed.
Kebang claimed that it has visited almost all the villages and found that Prior-
Accusing the authority for taking hasty steps for public hearing, the Memorandum further said that former Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh stressed on study of three monsoon sessions to prepare the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Lower Siang Hydropower Project (LSHP) way back in September last year. But the authorities decided to place the second EIA report of SLHP for public hearing within a year, the first being in the month of December 2010.
It further said that the present EIA report is found to be a carbon copy of the previous
one which was scrapped by the Experts Appraisal Committee, Govt of India on Dec 11,
2010. It is seen that few corrections here and there have been made, especially in
the Chapter 5, Social -
The memorandum further said that transparency has not been maintained while dealing
with public regarding on LSHP Project. The company never discussed about the design
of the Dam. Moreover, the memorandum said “EIA report seems to have not been handed
over to the West Siang DC office even after the declaration of Public Hearing by
the Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, as the application of the dam
affected people for EIA report have been forwarded to the director of the Jaypee
Company. Kebang further said that certain steps taken by the company in their attempt
to influence over the people to support Dam proposals have been found to be dividing
our societies into two groups, anti and pro-
The Kebang claimed that besides the proposed Lower Siang Hydropower Project, 34 other
Dams are also being proposed in the numerous tributaries of Siang River in the Upper
reaches. Opposition to the dam on Siang River does not only mean apprehensions of
submergence of homestead land, vast agricultural land, abundant forest product and
resources and extinction of social cultural existence, but is found to be a deep-
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Home Minister Takar Marde yesterday said that both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam may have to resort to swapping some part of the disputed land in the spirit of give and take in order to genuinely find a permanent and mutually agreeable solution to the vexed inter state boundary issue.
Addressing a public meeting at Dollungmukh in Lower Subansiri district bordering North Lakhimpur district of Assam, Marde said that since time immemorial the people of the two sister states have been living in complete harmony and peace.
"History has it that the tribal people of the state had joined hands with the Ahoms and fought against the British. Many had laid down their lives along with the natives of the present state of Assam," the Home Minister observed while stressing on the need to maintain cordial relations with the people of Assam. Fights would be disastrous for both but peace and patience would pay rich dividends, he said.
Marde further told the gathering of the local Panchayat leaders, GBs and villagers that during his recent meeting with the Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi, the later while appreciating the concern for early solution of the problem had lauded the people of Arunachal, unlike other states, for maintaining peace and tranquility despite some tension along the border. Referring to the recent incident wherein the Assam administration had objected to the construction of an approach road to Dollungmukh area, Takar Marde said that the DC and SP of Lower Subansiri are itself meeting their counterparts of North Lakhimpur district of Assam to amicably resolve the impasse in the local area.
The minister said that he would soon hold a meeting with Assam Forest Minister to discuss the boundary problem especially the evictions carried out by the Assam forest personnel.
Responding to a public memorandum, Marde, who is also the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister, assured to create a new CD block at Dolungmukh and said no stone would be left unturned to sincerely help the people find answers to their genuine problems.
"Despite odds I cannot shrug off my responsibilities as Home Minister but would continue to work for the well being of the people of the state in any given capacity", Marde further added.
The DIG (Western Range) Anil Shukla, who also spoke at the meeting, assured to address the genuine public demands for posting of more police personnel besides a police station in the area.
Earlier, the ZPM Nido Torh submitted a memorandum to the minister demanding demarcation
of boundary between Dollungmukh and Rajgarh Ali of Assam, up-
The minister had to visit Dollungmukh to take stock of the situation and meet the local populace following objections raised by the Assam authorities recently against construction of a road in the area. Besides frequent harassments meted out to the locals by the Assam police and forest personnel, the authorities of the neighbouring state had seized machineries used for construction of the approach road.
The minister was also accompanied by the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan, Superintendent of Police Pushpender Kumar, leaders of the Arunachal Law Students' Union (ALSU) and members from the Boundary Affected Indigenous People's Committee of Arunachal (BAIPCA).
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)
have declared the Great Nyishi Procession-
Describing the proposed rally as illogical and ridiculous, NES president Bengia Tolum
in a joint press meet with ANSU said that Nyishis would not accept any resolutions
coming out of such unauthorized rally and appealed to one and all irrespective of
caste, creed and community not to attend the ‘anti-
According to the sponsor/organizer, the referendum rally is being organized ‘to clarify
the ToI issue by Government and exhibit social harmony, to maintain peaceful co-
“The coinage of the phrase -
The NES president hoped that good sense will prevail upon those leaders with vested
interest within the community and refrain from such miss-
“The Nyishis being the largest tribe of the state has been playing the role of a
big brother. All the tribes of the state have been flourishing peacefully in the
Meanwhile, NES and ANSU honoring the Therevada Buddhist Society’s (TBS) request,
have decided to allow movement of vehicles carrying the religious flag of the Buddhist
community during the Bandh call on October 12 so that members of TBS from Capital
Complex, including Nirjuli, Naharlagun do not face any problem in attending the religious
function (Satang Patwa-
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: A team of Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) headed by its president Takam Tatung has met the four injured students at a Dibrugarh hospital today. The four students, who received serious injuries in a firing incident at Roing on Oct 5, are now recuperating at the hospital. AAPSU President assured the bullet injured students of taking the matter to the highest forum in order to deliver justice to the victims.
Visiting AAPSU executives were appalled on being told that the bullets, taken out from the victim’s bodies, were collected by the Assam Police from the Hospital. How can Assam Police collects the bullets when the case is at Roing Police Station? Is it to tamper the evidence of police brutality? questioned AAPSU.
The Union demands thorough investigations into the whole episode and stringent action against the culprits involved.
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: While reacting to the demand for handing over of the NH52A from
The said road, which was constructed initially by the state PWD, was handed over to BRO in 1993. Subsequently, the APPWD has retaken the road on the direction of the MoRTH, GOI in 2008. The road at the time of taking over was full of potholes and damaged, he said.
However, periodical renovation of the entire 51 km Banderdewa-
Moreover, the DPR for the sector between Banderdewa to Itanagar (PHQ) has been submitted to the MoRTH in Sept 2010 and the same is under process at the Central level. It is expected that the same shall be approved soon. The department has left no stone unturned to process all estimates at the Ministry level and to get sanction. Priority has also been given to get sanction for the Trans Arunachal Highway, running from Nichipu to Hoj covering 311 km. It is with pride, that we can say that the letter of award has been issued for this road recently and work shall start soon, the minister said.
Tuki said, the Department needs support of one and all in its endeavour to provide good roads while adding that highlighting the shortcoming through media and bandh call has a detrimental effect on the morale of the officers and staff of the PWD.
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC) said that the proposed Great Nyishi Referendum Rally on October 11 at IG Park is being organized in the larger interest of the community where the Committee will seek clarification from Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin on the ToI issue.
Reacting to a news item by All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) alleging that NCC is
The main objective of the Referendum Rally is to give a clear message for communal
harmony and peaceful co-
“Nyishi being one of the largest tribes in Arunachal Pradesh can not be a silent spectator while some of our community members and responsible organizations’ leaders mislead the great Nyishi community in a wrong direction and it is beyond toleration of any sensible member of the society,” the release said and advised ANSU leaders to refrain from making ‘irresponsible’ statement against any organization ‘without having knowledge about them’.
Meanwhile, NCC expressed doubt over the role of Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’
Union for ‘deliberately’ calling 12-
The Union could have given the bandh call on a latter date, if there is valid issue, instead of the day (Oct 11) in which the rally is being organized, NCC said. It cautioned that the committee will be compelled to consider the bandh as pre planned to sabotage the rally, if something unpleasant happens on that day.
Meanwhile, Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA) has extended whole-
The NWA also criticized NES for ‘turning the Mega Dignity Rally into a political rally’ by demanding resignation of the chief minister levelling various allegations against him, which, according to NWA, are ‘incorrect’ and ‘misleading’.
“NES should have placed the findings of the 2-
ROING, Oct 9: Wednesday’s police firing on students and civilians during the Durga
puja celebration was pre-
"The police shooting on students was planned with intention to create terror in the minds of citizens," Rajiv Mihu, Secretary of the union said.
Personnel of the special task force (STF) shot at and injured eight students, including a girl. Two people were also beaten to the state of unconsciousness. The injured were rushed to Roing Hospital where the condition of all was said to be critical. Most of the injured were rushed to Dibrugarh hospital later that night.
AIMSU Secretary said the union’s claim is based on the report of its initial fact-
While welcoming the enquiry committee to probe the police shooting announced by Home Minister Takar Marde on his Roing visit, the union said it sticks to the demand for judicial inquiry by a high court sitting judge for fair justice to the victims.
Mihu said, "The union’s fact finding report, which is as per the eye witness’s account points to the fact that the police wanted a simple excuse to open fire.”
“As per the report, an altercation occurred between police and students after STF personnel took ‘extra’ interest in ransacking the game stalls after forcing themselves inside the puja premise, after they had received orders to close down the stalls,” he said.
“There were only five puja volunteers including twenty youths, while rests were away for dinner. Some students were preparing to close the stalls that hosted the dice games, wheel games and air gun shooting.”
The secretary said: “In five minutes of baton charge that followed after the altercation,
the crowd of 20-
He said the STF personal opened fire despite any further provocation from students, whatsoever. And if any, baton charge was ‘enough’, said Mihu.
“Many were caught unaware. One girl who was packing inside one stall was shot in her left hand. Another young student was hit by shot pellet in the head who fell on the ground straight away.”
The puja premise is a sixty meter long and is in the midst of Roing bazaar. “The STF chased the students as even far as 250 meters and most were shot far outside the puja premises,” said Mihu.
One elderly man, whose residence is in the Roing market and is witness to the firing incident said the STF were shooting at the boys at leisure. “While boys were running, the camouflaged commandos took position, aimed, fired and kept walking.”
“One bullet nearly missed me,” he said. His shop is perforated with bullet marks.
“This makes sense that the motive of the police was not to disperse and conclude the puja celebration, but to cause maximum casualties,” said Mihu.
AIMSU secretary said that by judging the nature of police action, one would be compelled to believe that the police shooting was not an ‘isolated’ incident.
“It is preplanned and well calculated move to instill fear on people, for administration to go on its own will.”
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The students of IGG College, Tezu under the banner of IGGCSU today organized rally in protest against the firing on IGG college students and students of Govt Higher Secondary School, Roing during Durga puja celebration at Roing on Oct 5.
More than 1000 students took part in the rally which started from IGG college and culminated at the residence of Lohit DC. Many other students unions including All Mishmi Student Union (AMSU), Mishmi Student Union (MSU), All Lohit District Student Union (ALSU), All Anjaw District Student Union (AADSU). All Tai Khamti Singpho Student Union Tezu, All Triap and Changlang Students Union (ATCSU) and Kara Ah Students Association have supported the rally and strongly protest against the barbaric act of personnel.
Meanwhile, the All Mishmi Students Union, IGGCSU and Mishmi Students Union and
Other demands include Rs 10 lakh compensation each to the injured student and shifting of all para military forces from Roing.
TAWANG, Oct 9: Tawang Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen attended the valedictory function of the Teachers training programme held at the DDSE office Tawang today. Speaking on the occasion he advised the trainees to adopt the latest teaching aids and methodology for effective teaching and better academic performance of student.
Later, the DC visited the indoor ward of District Hospital Tawang and distributed fruits and juices to the patients which were arranged by EPS (Environmental Protection Society) in presence of DMO R Khirmey.
Earlier, in the morning DC visited Tawang Monastery and met the members of CHANGZE (Monastery Management Committee) and requested them to keep the Monastery and its surroundings clean and hygienic. He inspected the kitchen and dining hall and instructed that these places should be cleaned and washed at least once in a week.
The DC expressed his concern over the antiques and relics including Tanka which are dumped at the top floor of the monastery uncared and unattended. He advised that these antiques should be properly preserved and care should be taken so that not a single piece is damaged. He opines that a museum should be constructed immediately for preserving these antique monuments. DIPRO
PASIGHAT, Oct 9: The Mercy Football Club (MFC) grabbed the 1st Bakin Pertin Memorial Football Tournament (BPMFT.
The MFC beat Bogong Soccer Club (BSC) by 2-
The Chief Guest of the closing ceremony, Superintendent of Police Alok Kumar encouraged the players to keep fit and join defense services in future to serve the state as well as the nation.
He further advised them to spread feeling of oneness and brotherhood in the society.
Later, he gave away the trophy to the winner team.
Tason Tasung was adjudged as best goalkeeper, Oling Tatin as best defender and Rokom Tasung as best Player of the Tournament.
The ceremony was attended by President ABK East Siang unit Okom Yosung and Osor Pertin as Guest of Honour and SpecialInvitee. DIPRO
NCP demands enquiry into Roing incident
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh unit strongly condemned the barbaric firing incident at Roing where where young students got serious injuries. The incident has again exposed growing atrocities of police on civilians, the NCP said in a release.
The Party demanded suspension of Lower Dibang Valley DC, SP and other officers and personnel involved in the firing incident. Delay in taking action on the part of the government would result in denial of justice to the victims, the Party said while advocating for a judicial enquiry into the incident.
Meanwhile, the NCP wishes early recovery of the injured persons and urged the state government to provide immediate compensations and medical expenses to all those injured in the incident.
Prayer for prosperity
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: A mass prayer was conducted today in every Church irrespective of the denomination they follow in all the Churches of every village and Circle head quarters throughout the Longding district for the prosperity, development, betterment, peace, harmony, and well being of the people and for bright future of the newly created district Longding. The people from all walk of life in the district has prayed for eternal peace of Late Dorjee Khanduj and also to give much strength and wisdom to the present CM Jarbom Gamlin and the three elected representative of the district to carry out their responsibility with high spirit and had also prayed for early solution of the misunderstanding created amongst the ruling party upon the leadership issue, according to an release.
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Likha Welfare Society deeply mourned the demise of its senior member Likha Takam who died at Yoglu village under Pistana circle on October 7.
Takam was born in 1896 and was the oldest member of the society. He served the society as head Gaon Bura during British period and was also an active social activist.
He is survived by six sons, two daughters, grandsons and daughters.
The society extends its condolence message to the bereaved family members and prayed almighty god to give enough strength the bereaved family members to overcome the irreparable loss.
Mass Public Rally against Lower Siang Hydro Electrical Power project
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Nyiko Bachao Forum (NBF) is organizing mass public rally at Logum-
During the rally, the activists will highlight the impacts of Dam among the denizen
of Eyi, Logum-
AAPRTIAO calls bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Expressing concern over the rampant corruption in the state, All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists Organization in its meeting held here today decided to call 12 hours Capital bandh on Oct 12. The demands of the organization include immediate arrest of Dungro Waii and Koniang Waii for their alleged involvement in criminal intimidation and Kumar Waii for his alleged involvement in illegal appointments and Nabam Tuki for his alleged involvement in awarding works orders to his relatives. The Organisation also appealed the state Govt to drop Tuki and Waii from their respective post and further said both the leaders should resign on moral ground.
Seminar on Hindi literature
PASIGHAT, Oct 9: The Department of Hindi, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat is going to organize a two days national seminar on “Agyeya Aur Hindi Sahitya’ on Oct 11 and 12. East Siang Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok and Oshong Ering would attend the inaugural function as chief guest and guest of honour.
Professor Kumar Pankaj of Banaras Hindu University will deliver the Keynote address.
Director of Higher and Technical Education Dr. Joram Begi and State Liasion Officer Dr. V.N Sharma, have consented to be the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively for the valedictory function. Good number of resource persons of international repute in Hindi literature from various parts of the country is expected to take part in the seminar.
Yachuli constituency bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: All Yachuli Youth Organisation in a meeting unanimously has decided to call 36 hrs Yachuli constituency bandh on October 10 and 11 in favour of its demand for establishment of government Polytechnic at Yachuli. Other demands include payment of KVK Contractors of Yachuli and release of all pending payment of contractors under PWD, Yazali Division.
Magistrate on duty, Milk Van, Ambulance and Police vehicles are exempted from the purview of bandh call.
Sagalee bandh: Meanwhile, All Leporiang Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA) has announced
12 hours Sagalee bandh on Oct 11 in favour of its demand for stable government, solution
to political crises and imposition of President’s rule. The Bandh is also called
in protest against the ‘anti-
Women Volleyball tournament
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Swcha Den Delf Help Group, Yazali won the 2nd Women Volleyball Tournament organized by the Chwtum Ane self help group, Deed at Deed general ground recently. Altogether 13 women teams participated from 3 circles viz Pistana, Yazali and Yachuli. Winner team received cash award of Rs 50,00 while runners up Pania Panchayat team walked away with cash prize prize of Rs 30,000. Likha Yaro of SWSAG declared best player while 7 sister team of Yugli emerged as best discipline team. The opening ceremony of the tournament was attended by Likha Api, chairperson of Pistana circle as chief guest while Toko Yaram, social activist participated in the valedictory function as chief guest.
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Expressing concern over the use of tobacco and tobacco related
products by the people, particularly students and youth in the Capital Complex, All
Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association (ACCUYA) decided to conduct anti-
BYWA to extend help
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Bui Youth Welfare Association (BYWA) in a recent meeting discussed regarding PWD road from Subansiri bridge to Segi, headquarter of Gusar circle district sanctioned under NLCPR scheme and decided to extend help physically and by providing volunteers to the executing agency during the time of construction of the road.
ANEYF against referendum rally
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: All Nyishi Educated Youth Forum (ANEYF) has expressed resentment over the referendum rally being organized by Nyishi Consultative Committee at I G Park on Oct 11 on ToI issue.
The people of the community had already endorsed the movement of NES and ANSU on
ToI issue in its dignity rallies held on Sept 13 and Oct 7 for honarouable solution
to the matter, the Forum said and appealed the NCC to refrain from the ‘act of dividing
the Nyishi community on ToI issue.’ The Forum also appealed the state Govt not to
allow such rally ‘which is against the spirit of Nyishi community’ and also appealed
to the NCC to support the NES-
ARTIAF support NES-
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Arunachal RTI Activist Forum strongly supports the 36 hours bandh call by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) on all the five Nyishi inhabited districts of Arunachal from Oct.
While condemning the proposed referendum rally of the Nyishi Consultative Committee
(NCC), the Forum said the so called referendum rally is anti-
The Forum also urged the Chief Minister to solve the issue at the earliest and further said that Arunachal Pradesh Governor and Centre must also intervene to put an end to the crisis which is giving sleepless nights to every common public.
Fire gutted 30 houses
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: A massive fire broke out at Gongo village under Baririjo Circle on October 8 at around 2 am.
Altogether, 30 houses including properties worth lakhs of rupees was gutted down in the fire incident.
Gongo Welfare Society and Gongo Youth Society appealed to the local administration and state government to provide immediate assistance to the fire victims and also urged them to immediately send assessment team to ascertain the actual loss and damaged caused during the fire accident.
Is this a logical approach?
In propos to the publication “NES demands Gamlin’s resignation”, this is to raise
awareness & put forth our sense of frustration & helplessness in this ongoing imbroglio.
At the outset, it’s pertinent to mention that the “Pradeep Thakur Issue” has been
dragged on for too long and is slowly creating a scenario wherein support is being
replaced with mistrust & non-
Bengia Tolum, NES President, is supposed to be our guardian elite but instead of honour, he has created a sense of disunity & mistrust amongst other communities and our own. He keeps on harboring on the fact that the government has backtracked on its promise to organize a meeting with Pradeep Thakur in Guwahati despite the apology been given in writing & also in a video format. NES states that the apology is not good enough and that they want the name of the specific person who passed on information to Pradeep Thakur. This is to remind us all that every professional in print or visual media has the right not to reveal his sources. So, apart from obtaining an apology from a National Daily & Pradeep Thakur what else does a government do in such a case? I want to make it clear that I completely condone Pradeep Thakur’s distasteful language in the article but at the same time I also believe that just because he wrote it like that, it doesn’t make our Nyishi Tribe small in stature. We have a rich history of culture & tradition and one individual cannot take away the importance of the Nyishi tribe in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
I would like to question all our Nyishi brethrens – We have been told that NES is
in possession of tapes which has the voice recording of Pradeep Thakur & another
individual. I ask, “why hasn’t it been revealed to us till date & when do they intend
to reveal it? Also, if Pradeep Thakur as a journalist has the right to not reveal
his source. I ask, “What else can we expect from him apart from a national apology?”
The government had also setup a Fact Finding Committee, the report which was submitted
within the stipulated duration of 10 Days. The findings have been revealed in detail
but NES led by Bengia Tulom continues with their non-
The NCC as stated by T C Teli, Convenor, has called for a referendum rally to be held on 13th Oct 2011 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun. I would like to suggest Bengia Tolum to reveal the audio tapes then or stop this façade & let our voices be also heard as Nyishis who want to continue with our day to day lives instead of more bandhs & loss to the business community, college & school going children, people seeking medical assistance & lastly the loss to our State Exchequer.
Kurung Kumey, (on e mail)
The blaming culture
Many organizations in our state have a blaming culture. Blaming behaviors include pointing the finger, complaining, criticizing and making excuses. In a blaming culture time and energy are spent proving someone else is wrong, proving that one's self is not wrong, evading accountability and responsibility, avoiding honest communication and accumulating data for proof of blame or innocence. The tendency to blame stifles communication. It destroys trust and creates stress.Blaming creates an environment of fear. Thats what exactly is happening in the twin capital city of our state.
It becomes a way of life in our state. There is little clarity and consistencies going on, so results are obvious to be inconsistent. Nowadays we spend most of the time defending and justifying ourselves, instead of taking our state forward. I request our beloved leaders to make a commitment not to blame or complain each other. See problems as challenges to be overcome, not as opportunities to blame each other. Look at all possible sides of an issue. As a leader, your example teaches others how to act. The leader who is accountable and takes responsibility teaches the people to do the same. The leader who blames, undermine their own authority and teaches people that they are not responsible. When we refuse to blame and choose to be accountable and responsible, we begin to discover our own power. A leader's ability to make small changes within will influence those around him. His new way of being becomes a new way of doing. Others see the results and begin to make their own changes. Every leader is a teacher.
I appeal to all the citizens of this beautiful state to rise above and stop this kind of blaming culture, before it’s too late to rise again.
Daporijo, (on email)
Lisu/Yobin Vs animal
With appreciation to the ADC, Miao, for taking the pain to write concerning Yobin/ Lisu Tribe on the paper dated 4th Oct. 2011, I would like to express my opinion on ‘Lisu/Yobin verses animal’ issue.
Many people have, so far, misunderstood regarding our mindset. It is not the point
that Lisus or Yobins are against the preservation of the natural environment and
animals. I may be convinced that the proposal for the creation of the park was done
during 1965 which eventually got declared as Wild life sanctuary on 2/10/72. But
my point is that we Yobin/Lisus were living in that land in a scattered way from
Therefore, if there is any law that enforces to breed animals by snatching the land from human being in such manner, certainly, there should be the law that protects the rights of the aboriginal tribe of that land. According to the chronological order of the history, we people should be given first priority rather than the other way round as it is being done at present. If there is any law perceived to be threatening to snatch the land from the native people just for the sake of animals, then such law should be amended as we have a flexible constitution to meet the requirement for fundamental rights.
I have also noticed that many readers of the paper have confusion on “Why Lisu/Yobins
first placed the application for alternative land then rejected both the packages
instantly?” The rejection is not the confusion at all. It is just the by-
Regarding fear for communal disharmony as stated by the ADC Miao, I totally stand by his side that we must never encourage any idea that leads to disunity amongst the local people. Accordingly, we were asking the government not to keep an aboriginal tribe like us uncared for. We are emotionally wrecked. Dying people at least make some noise and human tends to utter at least some words as lamentation on someone’s death. If they do so, it is natural because it is really hard to quiet such a bleeding heart and force to smile.
Every action has a reaction; every problem has a solution. Therefore dear leaders, brothers of the state, and fellow citizens, be in our shoes, feel our torment and stand in support of us. For the solution of many problems, Lisu/Yobin must be given their APST status back. Secondly, government must protect such vulnerable tribe from any invaders in their own land as promised by our nation father. We respect our country and its national ideal. We are loyal to our land so we need the support from the concerned government and its subject.
New Delhi, (on email)
Show some leniency
I would like to draw the kind attention of the Nyshi Elite Society and the All Nyshi Student’s Union that the National Institute of Open Schooling has scheduled its Oct. 2011 Examination dates and times and it is conducting its Secondary and Sr. Secondary Examination from Oct 12 to Oct 15 at various Centers in Capital Complex.
Therefore it is my sincere request to the NES and ANSU to foresee the numerous difficulties the candidates shall face on both Oct 12 and 13 to appear the above mentioned examinations.
In addition to this I on behalf of candidates and NIOS appeal both organization to show some leniency in the BANDH CALL nature and allow the candidates with proper ID Card and Hall Tickets to travel to the various examination centers for appearing the examination on 12/10/11 and 13/10/11.
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and declining returns have led some farmers to make desperate choices including selling
their land below market rates and even suicide. A major problem lies in the dearth
of adequate knowledge about farming itself, which leads to poor decision-
A popular method used for reducing this knowledge gap is agricultural extension wherein extension agents impart farming practices and techniques to farmers through individual interaction.
In this context, started in 2009, Digital Green seeks to build on existing agricultural extension programmes by combining social organisation and technology. The Digital Green approach involves the use of videos for disseminating information about agricultural techniques that farmers can easily adopt in order to increase their productivity.
Currently, it is operating in 5 states and partners with 7 organizations. With more than 1650 videos in its database and a reach over 58,000 farmers, Digital Green today is ten times more effective, per dollar spent, in converting farmers to better farming practices than traditional approaches to agricultural extension.