ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Veteran BJP leader and chairman of party’s Parliamentary Board Lal Krishna Advani today said that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.
Advani addressed a massive gathering in Naharlagun as he arrived from Hyderabad as part of his 40 days ‘Jana Chetna Rally’, which started on October 11 last in Bihar. The rally would cover 23 states and four Union Territories.
“BJP would always oppose any Chinese move to stake claim on Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, which were integral parts of India,” Advani said while reiterating that there cannot be any compromise on territorial integrity of the state.
“What a coincidence that my programme took place on a day when China attacked India
on October 20 in 1962 amidst ‘Hindi-
"The main objective of the rally was to ask the Centre to stop corruption and bring back black moneys deposited in Swiss Bank by Indian depositors," the BJP leader.
The total amount deposited from depositors from India in Swiss Bank is Rs 25 Lakh Crore which is more than the total deposit in the bank by the depositors from China, Russia, France, America etc., he informed.
“If brought back, the amount is more than enough for providing electricity, drinking water, good hospitals, schools, pucca roads etc. in all six lakh villages in the country, he said.
Holding the UPA government responsible for altogether eight scams, including 2G spectrum scams, CWG scam etc., under its rule amounting to crores of rupees, the BJP leader said corruption, price rise of essentials were issues, which had affected the lives of people across the length and breadth of the country during the rule of the UPA government.
Advani said that the issue of black money stashed away in Swiss Banks would be vigorously raised by the BJP during the winter session of Parliament beginning November 21.
He said that Government must take the issues seriously and bring back all black money and award exemplary punishment to the corrupts.
He called upon leaders, workers and party cadres of Arunachal Pradesh to take pledge not to give and take any bribe to make our country corruption free. State BJP president, Dr Tangor Tapak, termed the ''Jana Chetna Yatra'' under the leadership of L K Advani a historic day for Arunachal Pradesh.
Stating that the state was passing through a difficult time, Dr Tapok said corruption
was rampant in the Congress-
'' As good governance and clean politics are the need of hour, Advani has embarked
on such yatra to create awareness among the masses, '' former BJP MP and national
general secretary Tapir Gao said and flayed the Gamlin-
He pointed at the poor conditions of roads, PDS, whereas the Congress ministers and MLAs were camping in New Delhi due to internal strife within the Congress party.
Advani was accompanied by Ravi Shankar, MP and BJP Spokesman, Kiran Maheswari, Rajasthan MLA and Party’s National General Secretary.
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The All Heri Youth Welfare Association has urged everyone not to play politics in the name of late Heri Tai who died for the cause of the society. In a press release, association said that even though family members are yet to overcome the deep trauma of losing their beloved son, various groups are trying to politicise the issue.
Association appealed every section of people not to hold any rally or call for bandh in capital complex till the investigation of October 11 IG park firing incident is completed. Coming down heavily on state government for their delay in booking culprit, association said, “It is time for govt of AP to wake up from deep slumber and ensure that culprit is arrested sooner. We are giving seven days ultimatum and if govt fails to arrest within this period we will resort to our own course of action and then state govt will be held sole responsible for any eventuality. Govt must understand that only financial help announced in newspaper will not bring solace to the aggrieved family. Early arrest and exemplary punishment to the culprit will only ease the pain of family members.”
“We are at loss of words to express our deep anguish over news item in cross section of local dailies published recently wherein Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC) had declared to organize another referendum rally in some pockets of Nyishi inhabited area. Their decision to hold rally at this juncture had demeaned the supreme sacrifice of late Tai and brought to light the evil and true intention of NCC,” said Association. Further they added, “Instead of sympathizing with Heri family at this sad hour, NCC is daring to organize another referendum rally. Is sacrifice of one young man Heri Tai not enough for them? Or do they want another Heri Tai to sacrifice before wisdom prevails upon them, it said.
ROING, Oct 20: The Downstream Anti Dam Committee, which is spearheading the downstream movement against the Dibang Multipurpose Project 3000 MW, today called for a 12 hour bandh on October 23 in Meka circle of Lower Dibang Valley district.
In a letter to Roing Deputy Commissioner, the committee said, “To show our resentment against the notified public hearing and to scrap the dam, we have called the bandh.”
It also threatened to go for 'indefinite' strike, if the authority did not take steps to cancel the public hearing for Dibang dam fixed on October 28 and 31 for New Anaya and Roing.
The district administration in its notification APSPCB-
The committee responded to the notification with the call for a strike in Meka circle.
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has reacted to senior BJP leader L K Advani speech today at Naharlagun where he is reported to have accused the Congress party in the state and at the Centre of corruption and synonymous with corruption and scams.
“It is unbecoming of a leader of Advani’s stature to talk of corruption to hoodwink the masses, when there are numerous examples of corruption involving BJP leaders” it said in a statement.
Had Advaniji forgotten that during his visit to Arunachal Pradesh as deputy prime minister he had given commitment for allocation of funds in his public address at Itanagar, it asked while adding that it was nothing but false promise to befool the people as not a single penny was sanctioned by the NDA government for the state. Is it special treatment of BJP given to Arunachal, the party asked.
The call given by General Secretary Tapir Gao to eradicate Congress from the country would remain BJP’s dream, a Congress statement further added. Meanwhile Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjay said ‘the Arunachal situation is an internal matter of the party and Advani has no locus standi to question the elected government.’
Sanjoy contended that Advani’s yatra had ‘no relevance for the North Eastern states,
particularly Arunachal,’ terming it an eyewash to mend his (Advani’s) mistakes of
laying a foundation for the 500-
‘The BJP cannot befool people with tall claims,’ he added.
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: ANSU has appealed to the state government to explore sporting talent in the state and called for establishment and development of sports college and infrastructure. It further said that the Government need to hire expert and coach from outside to hone the talents of the sportspersons.
Appreciating the recent achievement of the weightlifters at a recent competition in South Africa, the Union said that it was proud moment for the people.
It further said the sportspersons of the state have it in them to bring glory for
the state and it is the duty and responsibilities of sports and youth affairs department
to provides both monetary and non-
It further appealed to the sports and youth department to promote traditional sports of the state.
Meanwhile, All Honik-
While appreciating the medal winners, the Association also encouraged the youths of the area to give equal importance to both sports and education.
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The Government Higher Secondary School, Likabali needs immediate attention of the concerned authority.
The school is running without science stream even after the approval for establishment of science stream from the state government a decade back.
Further, the Science laboratory building of the school is also in verse of collapse due to non maintenance and establishment of science stream and placing of required laboratory items.
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: A general mass meeting of Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project affected people of Sirit Siyom Banggo was held at Pessing General Ground under Jomlo Mobuk circle of West Siang District recently to take a decision regarding the scraping of 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project.
The house appealed to the central and state governments to immediately issue necessary order for scrapping of the 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project and also urged the Jaypee Arunachal and its authorities to immediately stop all kinds of work and activities related to the LSHEP and to urgently evacuate all kinds of their establishment, properties and manpower from Adi belt.
The house further appealed to the MLA Tamiyo Taga to take up the issue with central and State government for immediate scrapping of the LSHEP and raise the matter at Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly. They further demanded his immediately resignation from the Chairman Steering Committee Lower Siang Hydro Electric Power to show his solidarity with the cause of Adi people.
It further demanded his resignation from the post of MLA on moral ground if he failed to resign from the steering committee.
The house said that the self proposed Jaypee sponsored Jomlo Mobuk Dam Effected Welfare Association stands dissolved and the communication and representation made by this association to central, state and other authorities declared null and void. They demanded the executive members of the dissolved association to immediately withdraw their representation dated 07/09/2010 submitted to the Chief Minister at Pasighat within 15 days. They also unanimously urged to all the Adi people who are employed and drawing any payment honorarium etc from the Jaypee Arunachal to tender their resignation within 15 days.
The meeting further decides to provide full support and protection to the leaders of DAPFSSB activist and any members of Adi People for their any roles and actions in the ongoing Anti Dam Movement till the cause and welfare is fully achieved.
Meanwhile, Dam Affected Peoples’ Forum of Siyom Sirit Banggo (DAPFSSB) has been constituted with Tachong Mibang, Tayek Mije and Takar Komut as its President, Vice President and General Secretary respectively.
YUPIA, Oct 20: The 8th District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee Meeting of Papum Pare was held here at DRDA conference hall, Yupia today.
Presiding over the meeting, Papum Pare Zila Parishad chairperson Nabam Aka stressed on proper monitoring and supervision of the on going implementation of pilot projects. She also called upon all
BDOs and officers of all line departments to cooperate and maintain transparency in dissemination of information about all CSS programmes.
In order to submit authentic report to the higher authorities, a team of PRI members and district administration should conduct joint visit and video graph entire works under various schemes.
The DC cum CEO Pige Ligu reviewed the scheme wise performance of all CSS programmes in the district. He called upon the BDOs and PRI members present in the house to share their information and views on various flagship programmes of the Centre which are being carried out the district. Efforts are being made to give all kinds of support in all fields, he said and urged upon all BDOs to cooperate with PRI members in selecting need based programme for all beneficiaries so that benefit could reach the targeted people. Taking note of absenteeism of HoDs in the meeting, DC assured that shortly a review meeting will be held where all officers will be present.
Earlier, PD, DRDA Takir Nyicyor presented an overview of receipt and expenditure
Mr. Kiron Lonchung
Prologue: (Phenomena: During Media Discourse)
Any socially sensitive person, no matter one is activist or academic, one is sympathetic
or critic of the political system can’t ignore social movements of the time. Our
understanding of the nature of political institutions, their workings, nature of
political decisions and legislations remain incomplete without social understanding
movement. India’s Assertive new middle class under Anna made an attempt to appropriate
the Legacy of Gandhi. kleptocracy is a product of middle class disgust at the sight
of either too little or too much of governance. Before independence it was the zamindars
that controlled the strings of governance which reconstructed Land reforms as an
opening to redistributive Justice. But after LPG it is again the SEZ owners and industrialists
who have become the neo-
Morality in politics has become a suspicious concept. There are competitive corruptions
instead of competitive politics. This is because, even after indictment and credible
report of corruption, a Chief-
We must appreciate the method of Non-
There is no doubt that corruption has obstructed the mobility but not the mobilization
of a mass-
Anna symbolises a great mix of politics and spirituality, the methods of both Shivaji
and Gandhiji respectively. The man is committed to public service throughout his
life and is determined for a tangible law to check corruption. That law will regulate
the CBI, CVC, PM, MPS, Judiciary under Lokpal. So Lokpal of Anna hits Govt. where
it hurts them most. This anti-
The debate started centering on agitation at Ramlila Maidan spearheaded by Anna Chankyas
keeping the shield of Anna fast. The Jan Lokpal, Govt bill on Lokpal, T.N. Sheshan’s
conception of lokpal, JP group’s draft on Lokpal, occupied the centre stage of media-
The elites across nation joined the media supported Anna movement and broke the silence,
the consensus created around broad-
Epiphenomenon: (The Epilogue)
The mere conferment of the right to information without changing the prevalent style of governance would make the entire exercise futile. In the context of our present scenario of politicization of bureaucracy (The change in the complexion and functioning of politics influenced by the bureaucratization in the form of rigidity, adherence to rules and regulations, formal structures. The informal and flexible form of functioning of politics is said to become formal and rigid) and bureaucratization of politics (it is considered to be contrary or opposite to the concept of political neutrality. It implies public service and its functioning getting influenced and used for party purpose. The appointment, promotion and tonsure of public servants is said to be influenced by activities and decisions of the party in power.) There is confusion. Lack of political will and reluctant attitude of bureaucracy to recognize people’s right to information, the role of civil society organizations, have become crucial and significant in ushering in a new era of open, transparent and accountable governance. India is the largest functional democracy. The civil society plays a catalytic role in public life. The more these organizations come forward to enlighten and mobiles the people, the more will be the realization of the immense potential of the right to information.
One of the requirements for the proper functioning of a democratic system lies in the prompt and effective redressal of the grievances of the citizens arising from the abuse of power by those in whose favour the people delegate their power and who are expected to exercise surveillance and control over those civil servants who are said to constitute the steel frame of public Administration. Scandinavian office of ombudsman (Ombuds means representative of another people) of 1809 (Sweden introduced this office in 1809, followed by Finland in 1951, Denmark, 1970, Norway 1977, followed by Austria, France, Netherland and Britain 2000) has gained widespread attention in the democratic world as a device for controlling bureaucracy.
Bureau pathologies like Red tape, conflict, duplication, waste, corruptions are better
known as misplaced loyalty and magnanimity that eats into vitals of ethical order
in the public Administration. Bureaucracy remains to be self-
It was K.M Munshi followed by Dr. Rajendera Prasad and M. Setalvad, the then Attorney
General, favoured the creation of the institution of Ombudsman. Even President Dr.
Rajendra Prased proposed to Prime-
The classical concern of public administration centered around efficiency, responsibility,
integrity; while concerns of modern administration centers around equity, Justice,
openness, compassion, altruism , responsiveness, human rights, dignity. The shift
in the focus is due to the introduction of liberalization. The important aspects
of governance identified by World Bank in 1992 refers to accountability and transparency.
So democracy is responsive administration towards the citizens, stakeholders and
consumer of public services. A popular govt. without popular information or means
of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy or perhaps both. In the
American system, ‘whisttle-
The legal system of a country determines considerably the efficacy of the ethical
concerns in governance system. A neatly formulated law, with a clear stress on the
norms of fair conduct and honesty, is likely to distinguish chaff from grain in the
ethical universe. Conversely, nebulous laws, with confusing definition of corruption
and its explanations, will only promote corruption for it would not be able to instill
the fear of God or fear of law among those violating the laws of the land and mores
of the society. Besides, an efficient and effective Judiciary with fast-
The process of marginalization has also been historically embedded in a socio-
In the dark ages anything that the PAPAL CHURCH said was true, but not in 21st century.
Rebellion and revolt in the middle East, Egypt, Yemen, Syria & Libya are facts to
justify, and it is difficult to resist mass mobilization, against authoritarianism.
When a force becomes too strong and oppressive, the counter-
India ranks 87 in Transparency International’s corruption Index (CPI) ranking for
178 counties in 2010. In the survey India got 3.3 out of 10, not even pass-
“For complete different reasons and in complete different ways, you could say that
Maoists and the Jan lokpal Bill have one thing in common-
Few questions or issues which have come to the Public domain need careful considerations
(a) What will happen if someone goes on a fast to death at Jantar Manter asking total independence for Kashmir and someone else sits on a similar fast demanding abolition of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir?
(b) Remember that a large part of bribe givers are happy and willing to chase officials
privately with money to escape lawful punishment, avoid paying taxes and dues or
to jump the queue to get benefits not due to them or to get ahead of those who are
waiting . They are not going to complain anyone. The bribe-
(c) Anna belittled and ridiculed our independence by saying “We have no independence.
Just the Groras (white) have gone and kalas (Blacks) have come,” Does he have the
right to claim as Gandhijis follower? Kejirwalla says the notification of the standing
committee inviting comments from the public at large on the Lokpal is eye-
Some of the contentious issues which precipitated in the course of agitation was (i) selection and removal of Lokpal. Team Anna demanded that it should be fully empowered statutory institution with Administrative, Financial and functional independence, from the Govt. The civil society objection to a selection committee in which the government nominates 5 out of 9 members and also has the power to suspend the Lokpal, is unanswerable. (The five members in the government Lokpal bill are the Prime Minister, the Speaker, a Union cabinet minister, an eminent Jurist and a person of eminence in public life). The Jan Lokpal bills Provision for a two stage process of a search committee and a selection committee dominated by former constitutional authorities, in which only politicians would be Prime minister and the leader of opposition, has a far better logic and appeal. (2) The second issue to be resolved is the proposed inclusion in the Jan Lokpal Bill of “Provisions for Lokayaktas in the states to deal with public servant of the state. This demand by team Anna bristles with difficulties. The creation of Lokayuktas is currently understood to be in Jurisdiction of state legislatures and having it legislated by parliament would seem to go against the principles of federalism and states right under the constitutional scheme. (3) The third issues relates to Jurisdiction of the Lokpal. Team Anna’s demand that in addition to Ministers, MPs and Group “A” officers, the lower bureaucracy, and the prime minister must be brought under the Jurisdiction of Lokpal.
The provision in Jan Lokpal draft to transfer the anti-
The Jan Lokpal drafts provisions for transparency and accountability of the Lokpal,
for the encouragement of whistle-
So Anna Team had designed to pressure the Govt. to agree to introduce legislation for setting up credible, independent Judicial conduct commission, which will be empowered not merely to look into the misconduct of Judges but also to investigate allegations of corruption against them.
During the course of discourse on Lokpal in the ongoing phenomena, social activist Aruna Roy led National council for protection of right to information flashed a draft on lokpal. The followings were the distinguishing features of their draft. NCPRI suggested for a principal Lokpal to tackle political corruption and corruption among senior bureaucracy. It further opined to have a strengthened CVC to investigate and prosecute the remaining categories of civil servants. A judicial accountability commission brought into force by a fortified Judicial accountability and standard bill. It farther supported as independent grievance redress commission to address everyday corruption and complaints, followed by a whistle – blowers protection law. It pointed out that the major flaw of the Jan Lokpal bill was, under which the lokpal would be investigator, prosecutor and Judge.
The other draft which too appeared in public domain was Jaya Prakash Narayan of Lok
Satta, a civil society, group. It suggested that the lokpal Jurisdiction over Prime
Minister should be subjected to certain coveats i.e. sovereignty, integrity, security,
the lower bureaucracy should be under CVC, who should be part of Lokpal as ex.-
A special session on Lokpal was held on Saturday i.e. 28th August. By that time it
was clear that the political consensus favoured addressing Judicial corruption separately
through Judicial Accountability bill, this left little elbow room for Team Anna which
reluctantly agreed to drop the demand, only insisting that the judicial Accountability
bill be enabled simultaneously with the Lokpal bill. The Anna group also hit a wall
on bringing the parliamentary conduct of MPS under the Lokpal. All parties sticked
to the provision of Art 105. The Anna Team started with the maximalist position of
only the Jan Lokpal bill and by August 30. But later on, agreed to a 3 points resolution
which was not put to vote. The finale allowed both sides to claim victory. Anna team
because, it had forced parliament to convene a special session where speaker accepted
that corruption need to be tackled head-
Team Anna’s resolution:
(a) A Lokpal Bill shall be passed by parliament in the on-
(b) Lokpal should have Jurisdiction over all govt. servants (barring judicial officers) at the centre and Lokayukta shall have Jurisdictions over all public servants in respective state.
(c) Such law would require that all govt. departments make citizens charters to provide which public dealing work will be done on how much time and by which officer, violation of citizen charter shall be penalizes by Lokpal or Lokayukta.
Resolution adopted by both houses:
‘The house discussed various issues relating to setting up of a strong and effective Lokpal. This house agree in Principle on the following issues (a) citizen charter (b) lower bureaucracy also to be under the Lokpal through appropriate mechanism (c) establishment of a Lokayukta in the states. And further, resolved to transmit the proceedings to the department related standing committee for its perusal while formulating its recommendations for the Lokpal Bill.
(I am grateful to Dr. R.B. Tripathy for is guidance to prepare this script)
Gathering of Arunachalees at Varanasi
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: In a meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Students' Welfare Association Varanasi (APSWAV), B.H.U in Varanasi, has decided to organise a mass gathering, followed by a football match between two teams comprising of Arunachalee students studying in Varanasi at BHU on 26th November. The theme of the gathering and the Football Match will be "Unity In Diversity".
As APSWAV comprise of students from different tribes, communities and different sections of the society of Arunachal Pradesh, the programme will send the message of Peace, Brotherhood and Unity back to the State, said a release.
The students further appointed Depi Lollen of Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, B.H.U as the Women Representative of the Association.
Rahul to meet NE students
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: AICC general secretary (i/c YC & NSUI) Rahul Gandhi during his
interaction with the tribal student leaders of the North-
The interaction would be regular in nature, they said, adding that Gandhi has already
constituted an 11-
Society rolls out red carpet for Yana
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The Tarh Welfare Society organized a reception for Tarh Yana also
known as Takio Yana on her return from Cape Town, South Africa after representing
country in Commonwealth Weigh-
She won 3 silver in recently concluded championship and brought laurel to country and state of Arunachal Pradesh. Society hopes her achievement will inspire other young girls of state to take up sport as serious profession. Further they urged state government to encourage sportsperson with every possible help.
NERAMAC organizes training
PASIGHAT, Oct 20: The Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok inaugurated a training program to encourage local farmers (Agri & Horti) at the College of Horticulture (CAU) pasighat today. The training program is being sponsored by the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC), a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).
Speaking on the occasion Tapok stated the training is being imparted to encourage he local growers/entrepreneurs with necessary inputs for good delivery and marketing system of their products. He further added NERAMAC played a significant role by intervening in the sourcing, procuring and marketing of local products in the reign ensuring better prices to the farmers/growers. Its role as a dynamic marketing organization has started showing visibility through its operations to sustain farmers’ interest in production by application of post harvest technology, added Tapok.
The DC while advising the trainees to update knowledge urged to create an economically viable environment so that agriculture/horticulture becomes a major activity bringing prosperity in the state. Agriculture is closely linked to many concerns, including climatic condition and water availability etc and the Arunachal being a land of diverse climatic conditions he suggested the NERAMAC consultants to carryout intensive research on sustainable crops according to the climatic conditions of the other districts too for quality and bumper productions. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The 2nd Dera Natung Memorial Badminton Championship would be held at DNGC Auditorium from October 22 to 26.
MLA Takam Tagar (Pario) and All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) president Sikka Gapak would attend the inaugural function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively on October 22, according to Students’ Union of DNGC.
Census at Papum Pare
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The Socio-
AKKDSU demands arrest
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has appealed to the state Govt to arrest the culprit involved in firing incident at I G Pak on Oct 11 which resulted into killing of Late Heri Tai of Kurung Kumey district and also demanded exemplary punishment as per law.
The Union blamed state Govt for Oct 11 incident and also questioned state Govt and
ruling MLAs from Kurung Kumey district for delay in booking the culprit. Claiming
that the people of Kurung Kumey are always victimized and not provided justice, the
union said law of the land should be applied to all the citizens without discrimination.
We want peace, co-
ANYA faction reacts
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Reacting to a news item under heading ‘ANYA election’ published in this daily on October 20, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) under the president ship of Yumlam Achung condemned the ‘unauthorized’ conduction of election by a faction of ANYA to elect its executive body on October 16.
It said that the election was totally unauthorized, unrecognized while adding that differences between the two factions of ANYA should have been sorted out in a same platform before conduction of the election in the greater interest of the community.
Training on Disease Management
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Momong, Lohit conducted a one day training
programme on “Integrated Disease Management Of Garlic And Onion(IDM)” for the practicing
Farmers of Juna-
Madhumita Sonowal Bora, SMS (Plant Protection) thoroughly discussed about the concept of IDM management of garlic and onion. She also discussed about various method of disease management of garlic and onion. During the training, problems faced by farmers in various crops were discussed.
Association say no to meetings
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: All Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association has called on capital administration not to allow any political party and organization to conduct meeting nearby highway. They claim that such activities along highway cause traffic congestion thereby hampering life of common people.
Meanwhile Association stated their anti-
Training on composite fish culture
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri District organized demonstration programme on Composite fish culture at Sikarijo on October 19. Around 14 fish farmers from surrounding villages participated at the programme.
Togom Yekar, progressive farmer and owner of the farm explained his practical experiences of fish farming and encouraged the farmers to take up fish farming.
ITANANGAR, Oct 20: AAPSU General Secretary Toyum Poyum inaugurated the first Tintong Inter School Meet from 20th to 22nd October 2011 hosted by Jubilee English School Lekhi Village, here today. The sports and Literary Meet was organized by Arunachal Eimi School Association(AESA). Six schools in the twin capital city viz., Covenant Mission School Ganga Village, Blessed Mission English School Itanagar, Jubilee English School Naharlagun and Nyokum Lapang , Bethlehem Eng Academy and host school participated in the meet. The programme started with Students March Past and flag hoisting by the Chief Guest.
In his address, Poyum appreciated the organizers for their efforts which he said will help the students to improve their personality and games and sports skills. He advises the students to give their best in their studies so that they can compete with students from other parts of the country. He emphasizes that the students should not waste their opportunity for education which many people cannot get due to poverty or ignorance. Poyum appealed the students to spread the message of love peace, harmony and brotherhood which will strengthen the State and the nation.
He requested the school heads and teachers present in the meet to give quality education to the students. He assured the support of AAPSU in this great cause.
Mangboi Kipgen Organizing Secretary (AESA) in address appreciated all the participants for making the meet a success.
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU), Nyapin Sangram Phassang Students Union (NSPSU), Er Tai Kalley, UPO Koloriang have condoled the demise of Late Tai Relum of Pagba village, under Sangram circle of Kurung Kumey district, who died in Itanagar today morning. She was 74, and mother of Tai Kalley and grand mother of ALSU president Tadar Tarish. The family members, the Unions prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR: Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) would conduct the 8th National Youth Assembly of YMCAs of India at Christian Revival Church, ESS sector, Itanagar from November 11 to 13 next.
Veteran Christian leaders Rev. (Dr.) Roger Gaikwad and Rev. Veenith Hoshy of National Council Churches of India will attend the conference as resource persons and deliver the keynote address on topic “Breaking barriers, Transforming the Lives” and Triumph over the life from deprave,”.
Environment and Forest Minister Setong Sena and Minister for Transport, Art and Culture of Mizoram Government PC Zoram Sangliana would attend the inaugural function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively while MLA Techi Kaso would be the special invitee.
Survey on Purioks
ITANAGAR: All Puroik Welfare Society, Kurung Kumey District Unit is conducting survey on Puroik bonded labour population at Kurung Kumey District from October 15 to November 15.
Fire guts two Govt quarters
ITANAGAR: Two government quarters were gutted down in a fire accident at D-
MLA Techi Kaso and D-
Transfer and posting of police officers
ITANAGAR: In pursuance of the Govt order No HMB(A) -
Petition dismissed as withdrawn
ITANAGAR: The Supreme Court of India has dismissed as withdrawn the Special Leave Petition (SLP) (C) 34368/2010 which has been filed for dismissal of the election petition of former Tali MLA Takam Sorang by Tali MLA Markio Tado and also allowed the Guahati High Court’s Itanagar permanent bench to further trial of the election petition against Markio Tado. Meanwhile, the SC reserved the judgment in another SLP (C) 30410/2010.
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Quality education is need of hour
Lack of access to quality education is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty around the world. Most of the 67.5 million children still out of school are amongst the poorest and hardest to reach. More than half of them are girls, and most are living in countries in conflict and in rural areas.
Education not only provides children and families with a pathway out of poverty, but it can also yield even bigger returns for the world's poorest countries through its impact on areas such as health and the economy. Educated mothers, for example, are more likely to have smaller families, and have their children immunized and send them to school. Education can also provide families and countries with more economic opportunities and help promote the civic participation that is critical to building democracies.
Many governments have taken the first step towards harnessing the potential of education
by investing more resources into the sector. Sub-
Despite all efforts, state of Arunachal too is struggling hard to provide quality education to its children. There are children living in far flung areas who are yet to get proper education. State govt need to put in more efforts to ensure that every children get access to best of modern education.
Police versus citizens
Being a policeman posted in Tezu and having served APP at various locations including-
We are always bound to restrict ourselves from any physical action against defaulters,
despite seeing the violence. It is a common situations when local people defy the
words of police on duty and more amazingly the police personnel are often attacked
by the wrong-
While on duty if you are attacked with Daos, stones, broken beer bottles by drunkard kids & shouting bad & slang words often use by Army jawans, how will you react? We are also humans and majority are tribals of AP.
If impartial enquiry is done for all recent violence in Roing & capital complex,
you would know who real culprits are. But such enquiries are never made public fearing
law & order problem. So who is to blame? We-
Several of my comrades were seriously hospitalized and still in hospital during recent violence at Roing & Capital but not a single newspaper have published about the policemen’s sufferings. We would also like to see a transparent enquiry into the mob violence and it has to be made public and the perpetrators should be punished.
Give us our due
I want to ask our authorities what has happened to PART B of pay for A/Ts in Arunachal Pradesh. It was heard that the then Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu promised to approve the same after cabinet decision. Later it was heard that the cabinet has decided for its implementation. The Teachers body (ATA) has moved it but the matter which is genuine since Vth pay commission has been buried by the Govt. and ATA. Is it because A/Ts are not doing their duty or is it because A/Ts have no voice? Is it because A/Ts were the grass root workers when COSAAP and ATA declared pen down strikes/ non cooperation movements? Is it because J/Ts /S/Ts/ or any other officials and officers are not entitled to this Part B pay fixation?
I am sure the Govt, ATA and the CoSSAP will help our poor A/T teachers who are being deprived of their pay which has been denied from Vth pay commission (Part B).
If each teacher get 2500 per month extra as part B with its increased DA for 15 years, how it would have helped each and every poor A/Ts. I would also like to request all A/Ts of Arunachal to come forward and press our demands to our Dist ATA Units and ATA CEC to pressurise Govt. for immediate inclusion and sanctioning of PART B in A/T Pays.
Margherita, (on email)
A real bad omen
Being a mute spectator, I was wondering what exactly is happening in Arunachal Pradesh. Who is to blame or is it just a bane of progression in the state?
We are embracing 21st century culture, tradition and more and from the pages of history one can intelligently guess that these kind of social changes are marked by violent confrontation between opposing forces. But what stands out in our case is involvement of student fraternity in every political thread of the state. And that's a real bad omen.
One has to read and analyse why the involvement of student in politics is always a catastrophe. It can be a good social science thesis. But for now I can give you few points to ponder.
One, once this union starts to broaden their field of activities which logically should have been restricted to the campus; they are not guided by logic and economics but by sheer passion and emotion which is not at all rational.
Two, they are too young and inexperienced to shoulder the responsibility of vexing and complicated issues. Their knowledge is limited to books and rhetoric. Before taking to politics one should go through the grind of professional life and martial life.
Three, the morality issue is important to politics and on this count young student fail miserably. Morality is not issue or situation based instead it is a lesson learned, the hard way. It is, in fact, the gist of one's struggle in life.
Four, the indulgence of last row students in politics has made matter much worse. People with lowest tendency to knowledge, Shirker, disobedient, incapable and mischief monger, who were nuisance to their colleagues and teachers, has been entrusted with the responsibility of changing society.
I sincerely wish our people give heed to these points and discourage students getting into politics. Politics was not meant to be the profession of goons and social rejects. It in fact warrants only those who have successfully proved themselves in their professional work and martial life.
Mumbai, (on email)
Development not at the cost of community
This is in response to a letter, "Kebang Vrs Development", by Pashoney Lego, Ayeng.
Before such statements are submitted to the press for publication, Lego should have
atleast tried to gather few knowledge on Adi Communities, ground realities prevailing
It is beyond everybody's doubt that the Bogum Bokang Kebang in Adi Community still
exist besides Adi Bane Kebang. If it has been dissolved in any Adi Bane Kebang Meeting,
and then Lego should clarify the date of the dissolution of Bogum Bokang Kebang in
black and white. In the meeting on 15-
If he had been to that meeting then why Lego did not have the courage to express
his opinion before the public, Adi Bane Kebang and Bogum Bokang Kebang at Pessing
instead of onslaught after the meeting. This has raised doubts on indigenousness
and integrity of Lego and compelled the people to believe and presumed him to be
All the Govt. Officials whoever had attended the meeting were all victims of Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project and spoke within the ambit of the Fundamental Rights under Article 14 & 16 of the Constitution of India.
Meetings were held many times at Pessing and in all affected villages, educating them on the pros and cons of large Dams. As such, even the illiterate villagers know very much about the pros and cons of the big Dams so the organizers felt that it was not very important and was not been discussed at length and in details. However, actual ground realities of the area could have helped Lego to think twice before vomiting out such callous statement in the tune of the power developers.
Development at the cost of the extinction of a large Adi Community and its land cannot be called as development. Real development should be in which the people are benefited, living standards improved and there are job prospects, proper health and educations but without causing much losses to the people and the Adi Community.
Also, we are shaken to learn about the plan to form an underground Anti-
The suspicious people like you who are dancing to the tune of the power developers
are planning to inflict communal and inter Adi Communal conflict. But we the Adis
will never be divided nor distracted by such a callous, mindless and irresponsible
people's statement who is toiling hard for money from the power developers in Arunachal
Pradesh. We also need your clarification on who were the Non-
Dam Affected Peoples Forum of Sirrit/Syom Banggos.
Constables are not more professional than some IPS officers
This is apropos to the letter “All wrongs can’t blamed on police personnel” by a frustrated personnel. I do agree with all the points but the way you categorized the IPS officer in your letter sound egoistic. Here I want to ask you, do you mean that sparing the IPS officers, all other ranks can be intimidated by the street bullies, political leaders etc? I suppose rather you are underestimating the other ranks of police department. My experience says that there are some constables who are more professional in discharging their duties in comparison to few of the IPS officers. If you think that only IPS officer should run the department, then please change the recruitment rule. It is my humble request to you not to demoralize other rank of police department by categorizing the ranks. Let’s work together in the spirit of POLICE.
Lastly, I thank Tok Buttum for his mature understanding in respect of police department. And appeal the people to cooperate with police and lend your hands to meet up the shortfall of police department.
Another frustrated personnel, (on email)
Education without illusion is the best way to combat corruption. Unfortunately, because of the limited colleges and infrastructures, especially in technical line, we have to stay out of our state facing lots of problems. Hope our state government will take a look at higher educational field of the state and establish some colleges that can at least accommodate our future young generation so that they won’t face the same we are facing now.
Coimbatore, (one email)
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