2011

October -  28

News Highlights

Students stage dharna against bail petition

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Galo Students’ Union (GSU), West Siang District Students Union (WSDSU) and students from Kamki College and nearby school students stage a peaceful dharna in front the DC office in protest against the bail petition moved for the Vice Principal, Govt Higher secondary school, Aalo Jomdo Lona.

The teacher was arrested after unnatural death case of a student Tamer Yorpen, a student of Govt Hr Secondary School, Aalo who reportedly committed suicide  on Oct 24 night. The student was reportedly under stress before he took the extreme step after few of his friends were expelled from the school by the authority who had come to his defense after an altercation with a junior student on Sept 12.

Meanwhile,  Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) Central Executive Committee strongly condemned the attack on the life and property of Vice Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Aalo Jomdo Lona in his official residence.

It said that the matter is under police investigation and appealed various organizations including Students’ Union to maintain peace and tranquility in the school.

The CECATA shall act promptly on the detail report of West Siang District ATA unit on the vexed issue and also decided that ATA shall not tolerate unnecessary humiliation and loss of any kind of property meted out to its member while on government duty, it added.

The members strongly urged the state government to protect the officers and educationist of education department while maintaining the discipline and decorum of any education institution of the state.

The association also conveyed its deepest condolence to the bereaved family members of late Tamer Yorpen.

Meanwhile, Nyiko Bachao Forum (NBF) and All Nyiko  Students Welfare Association (ANSWA) have demanded independent judicial enquiry into the unnatural death case of a student Tamer Yorpen.

Blaming the vice principal of the school for the death of the student,  the Forum  said it happened because of the adamant attitude of the VP. It demanded that the arrested VP Jomdo Lona should not be granted bail for free and fair enquiry for justice to the depressed family and also appealed Arunachal Teachers Association and its West Siang unit not to take it as issue between student community and teachers for justice to the family.

 

Illegal logs seized, poachers arrested

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Forest personnel of the Namsai Forest division seized illegal logs from the bank of Lohit river and also seized ropes and other instruments during its two-day patrolling at Alubari area under Chowkham Forest range on Oct 26 and 27. The personnel could not nab the culprits as they ran into the jungles. On the second day of the patrolling, the forest personnel also detected saw mill being illegally operated in the jungles. They dismantled the machineries, took it to custody and destroyed the camp of the offenders.

Meanwhile,  a patrolling team of forest personnel headed by T Mize, DFO wildlife and range officers arrested two poachers while they are trespassing the D Ering Memorial Wildlife sanctuary on Oct 25.

Earlier on Oct 19, T Mize and his team arrested five trespassers of the sanctuary and seized one country boat and three fishing nets, according to an official release. The offenders were also imposed heavy penalty as per local customary law. The local kebang also decided to engage villagers in preserving flora and fauna of D Ering wildlife sanctuary.

Meanwhile, it was decided in a meeting that villagers will impose penalty to any person from the village or outside if found involve in hunting and poaching in or outside the sanctuary as per customary law and hand over the offenders to the wildlife authorities, said the release.

 

Rijiju denies involvement in TOI issue

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Former MP Kiren Rijiju expressed shock and surprise over the reported statement in an electronic channel dragging his name into the Time of India/Pradeep Thakur issue.

Rijiju demanded enquiry by CBI or by sitting high court judge to further clarify the position. Truth must prevail, he added.

In his clarification, he said that he had been in touch with journalists after the chopper carrying the Late Chief minister went missing.

He said that as the news of missing chopper surfaced, he had sent text messages to journalists who wanted to know the details. He said that as adviser to late CM, he had sent messages to all the journalists whoever gave their numbers.  

“As per records I received large number of calls including from Pradeep Thakur,” he said.

He further said on 4th May after the confirmation of the chopper crash,  he had sent en block sms to journalists, including Pradip Thakur who wanted to know the details.

The former MP who was named as one of the three politicians that allegedly was in Pradip Thakur issue said  that  everything is on record and sms can be easily retrieved by using best technology.

He further said “My relation with Nyishi community can’t be questioned”.

 

Organisations on hunger strike demanding CM resignation

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Alleging non-functioning of Govt machinery and rapid deterioration of law and order situation in the state since last six month, the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) and All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) led by Bamang Taji have demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin.

A 12-hr relay hunger strike was organized by both the organizations in front of the Raj Bhawan today to exert pressure on the Governor to remove Gamlin from chief ministership as well as to show their anger and unhappiness over the functioning of the ruling state Government.

To drive their point home, they mentioned the recent police firing at Roing, kidnaping and murder of one CS Manpoong at Namsai, rape and murder of a minor girl at Vijaynagar in Changlang, lackadaisical attitude in resolving the infamous Times of India issue etc. They also demanded immediate arrest and termination of the police personnel involved in IG Park firing incident causing death of one Heri Tai and immediate resolution of Paktu Aao issue of Aalo in West Siang district.

Later, they submitted a memorandum to the Governor demanding Gamlin’s removal by holding him responsible for the present situation of the state..

Today’s agitation was the first phase of the movement launched by the union, APITU president Bamang Tuglik said, adding the phase wise agitation would continue till the Chief Minister was removed.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Intellectual Youth Federation (APIYF) and United Nyishi Youth Federation (UNYF) jointly condemned the demand of Chief Minister's resignation by Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union (APITU) for his alleged inefficiency to run the government and termed it as illogical.

“Such immature demand of few individual in the name APITU is not only unconstitutional, undemocratic but also criminally liable as they are creating unrest in the state capital by constituting unlawful assembly,” both the organizations said in a joint press statement.

While describing the September 11 bandh call given by APITU as illegal, both APIYF and UNYF demanded the Government to immediately arrest the president and general secretary of APITU for creating law and order problem in the state capital.

Terming today’s Hunger Strike staged by APITU as 'Political Conspiracy" plotted by some vested interest group to tarnish the image of Chief Minister of the State, both the organizations demanded for declaring such ‘illogical’ hunger strike as ‘Unlawful Assembly’ within the meaning and definition under section 149 of IPC and arresting sponsors of the hunger strike under appropriate section of the law.

 

DN Memorial Badminton  C’ship concludes

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The 2nd Dera Natung Memorial Badminton Championship organized by Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt College (DNGC) concluded at Jubilee hall of the college here yesterday.

Ambita Sonam and Deni Gadi won the Boys and Girls Singles titles respectively while the pair of Ambita and Narba Pangia won Boys Doubles title. Jommi Loyi won the singles title in faculty category and Loyi pairing with Mito Ete won the doubles title of the event.

Attending the concluding day function as guest of honour, Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chairman Tungri Effa said that winning and losing are part and parcel of any competition. Winning or losing  one or two games make no player better than other, he said and encouraged the students that they should not be disheartened if they lose. He advised the students to maintain sportsman spirit whenever they take part in any competition.

Mentioning about the job reservation policy for meritorious sportspersons in various Govt departments, the Chairman advised the students to avail the opportunity by seriously taking up sports activities right from school to university level. He informed that Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin is all set to give a face-lift to sports sector in the state.

Describing late Natung as a role model for the state, Effa acknowledged the former’s contribution in building his political career.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by Students’ Union General Secretary Khoda Mission, the Chairman assured to renovate/repair the Basketball court of the college which is lying in a pathetic condition for many years.

Earlier, the general secretary urged the Effa to renovate the court with sitting accommodation (gallery) before the visit of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team in the last part of November.

 

NES calls for fact finding committee

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today appealed to the state Governor to direct the state Govt for constitution of an enquiry committee immediately to be headed by either sitting or retire judge of a high court to find out the cause of the police firing on Oct 11 and the culprit responsible for death of Late Heti Tai who succumbed to bullet injuries on Oct 12.

NES demanded arrest of the culprit responsible for death of late Tai immediately and award exemplary punishment as per law on Oct 16 last in order to defuse the situation and provide immediate justice, but the Govt did not make any communication till date due to which the Heri clan in particular and Nyishi community in general are feeling a sense of deprivation, said NES president Bengia Tolum.

He informed that it has sought the intervention of Governor for justice to the deceased family of late Heri Tai and Nyishi community through a memorandum  and requested him to find out the cause of Oct 11 police firing, culprit responsible and exemplary punishment to him as per law.

Reiterating its movement for justice to the Nyishi community after the derogatory remarks of Pradeep Thakur in Times of India web portal and in Deccan Chronicle  by Manoj Anand, Tolum further informed that  fight for justice will continue till the source of report is revealed and guilty punished. ‘We will not take rest till justice is made and source of the report revealed’, NES president said.

Tolum further informed that Govt was supposed to convene a joint meeting of NES, ANSU after the submission of report of two-member committee within 10 days on  the vexed issue, but the Govt  never did. Instead of finding solution to the issue the state Govt sponsored rally on Oct 11 in which late Tai lost his life due to police firing and resulted in complete breakdown of law and order situation, the NES president said.

Coming down heavily on the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for his alleged failure to give justice to the  Nyishi community.  The NES president further said that there is no existence of the Govt, law and order completely collapse after Oct 11 incident and the Govt completely failed to perform for the well being of the common people.

He demanded immediate resignation of the CM.

Claiming that divisive forces working overtime to split the community in the parts for their own vested interest and to dilute the core issue, NES appealed them to desist from such activities which is detrimental not only to Nyishi community but also whole of Arunachal Pradesh.

When his attention was drawn towards the TV channel statement dragging the name of former MP Kiren Rijiju on Pradeep Thakur issue, the NES president said,  the two-member committee report did not indict Rijiju. Moreover, the Rijiju had given a written statement stating that as an advisor to CM he had to communicate with the media. He also clarified the statement on TV channel, Tolum said. Even if Rijiju is indicted in Thakur issue, it is the duty of the Govt to check the sms  and voice record and take action accordingly.

 

AADWA says no to Airfield extension

ZIRO, Oct 27: In a representation submitted to Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, All Dutta Development & Welfare Association (AADWA) on behalf of people of Dutta village has said no to the proposed extension of Old Ziro Airfield and sought her intervention for cancellation.

Association questions as to why govt. proposes to acquire entire land of Dutta people leaving nothing for them which amount to curtailing their right to life, other amenities, facilities, development and everything. Suggesting govt. to shift the Airfield to Talley Valley where it could offer twice the area of proposed extension, the Association, being the Apex body of Dutta village, strongly opposed further acquisition of land from people of Dutta village for the proposed extension of old Ziro Airfield.

 

DAFFS dubs MLA clarification as concocted, false and misleading

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Dam Affected Peoples Forum of Sirit Siyom Banggo (DAFFS) termed the clarification issued by the MLA cum Steering Committee Chairman, Tamiyo Taga regarding Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project as concocted, false and misleading and which is intended to shield his grave wrong doings to the LSHEP affected/threatened people of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and downstream and an act to befool them further.

If the Governor has constituted any such Steering Committee years back to study the effects and benefits of the proposed hydro electric projects at Siang Valley then why is that government order not made public and circulated to the dam affected people over these years, it asked.

If the committee exists at all then on what merit such an unworthy committee is surreptitiously and maliciously constituted by the state government without involving experts on dam related issues, it further questioned.

What expertise and credibility these MLA’s, Government Officers and Four members of Adi community do have to take up the gargantuan task of studying the effects and benefits of the project, the association further asked.

Have these committee members ever ventured out to the affected people to gather any first hand information on pros and cons of the dam, it said. The organization said that the state government should immediately withdraw or terminate any such committee.

 

AAPSU dismayed at subdued Diwali celebration

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed dismay over capital complex administrations for  banning selling of fire crackers and playing of dice during Diwali festival.

In a press release AAPSU President Takam Tatung questioned what compelled state government such extreme step of banning festival celebration.

“Keeping in view the prevailing law and order problem, the banning of gambling is welcomed. However we fail to understand why the selling of firecrackers banned.  The people wait for whole year to celebrate Diwali and by banning selling of firecrackers government had dampened the spirit of celebration,” stated Takam Tatung.

Instead of making fool proof security and letting people celebrate without any fear, capital administration has traumatized citizens of capital complex by banning Diwali celebration, he said while expressing sympathy with business community of capital complex for enduring heavy loss because of ban on selling of firecrackers. While reacting to the 36 hour shutter down strike called by Itanagar Market Welfare Association, AAPSU termed this move as unfortunate. “We understand the sentiment of IMWA and they have every right to go for any democratic means seeking justice. IMWA has made life difficult for already battered citizen of Itanagar,” stated Tatung. He said IMWA can go for other democratic means like organizing dharna or peace rally to lodge protest.

 AAPSU further called on central Congress leaders to clear leadership crisis of state at the earliest for the benefit of the citizens of Arunachal.

We urge Congress party to end this political drama soon or else AAPSU will be forced to start agitation against ruling government,” stated AAPSU President.

Further AAPSU has condoled the death of young student Tamer Yorpen at Aalo and called for exemplary punishment to all people who are responsible for death of such young soul.

 

Sangha-Kando’

JAIRAMPUR, Oct 27: The two-day long Buddhist festival ‘Sangha-Kando’ will be celebrated from October 30 next at Ko-Hon-Tai Dhamma Rajika Buddha Vihar, Kovin village, 5 Km from here.

Organized by the ‘Sangha Kando’ Poi Celebration Committee, the religious festival is an annual event celebrated on gyratory system by the villages dominated by Buddhist community within Changlang district. Earlier, the rotational system included Buddhist villages of Assam but since last 3 years the tradition has been on hold due to problem faced by villagers to commute regularly during the preparation and celebration of the festivity.

‘Sangha Kando’ is a prominent festival of Buddhist community. It’s celebrated to weave and donate the ‘chivar’ (yellow robe) worn by the monks. The women weave it starting midnight of the initial day and conclude before the dawn. The dresses are later donated to the monks known as ‘Khathina Chivara Dana’.

Hosting the event for the second time, Sangha Kando Poi Celebration Committee General Secretary ASM Samtu Simai said that  the festivity be better than the earlier edition.

We are almost ready to greet and accommodate the many devotees coming from various destinations, Simai revealed.

Explaining the significance of it in exposing the tourism potential, he said that we have added many extra activities for the visitors to revel during their religious sojourn.

On the opening day, the World Buddhist flag will be unfurled followed by the conventional rituals and the flag will be handed over to the next hosting village during the valedictory function.

Three villages, Kovin, Honkap and Taipong are organizing the festival together. Tikhak-Taipi village was the previous host.

Above 5000 devotees are expected to throng the two-day festivity from both Arunachal and Assam.

 

Arunachalees makes into final of northeast wave

BOMDILA, Oct 27: Pem Dorjee a Constable in the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) presently posted at Changlang & miss Sang Drema Sakhongju a student of C/XII at Government Higher Secondary School Bomdila, have made it to the Grand Finale of the much hyped Song & Dance TV show titled – Northeast Wave. The duo have come a long way and made it to the finals after scoring past other aspirants in the state level competition held at Guwahati in the months of January and February last.

Incidentally, both Pem Dorjee and Sang Drema Sakhongju hail from West Kameng district.

Sponsored by the North East Council (NEC), the 8-North east states field top two Contestants each for the Grand Finale scheduled for 12th of November at Guwahati which would be live telecasted. The voting lines would be open from 28thOctober to till 8th of November.

After Toko Teji the young man who made Arunachal proud, it is the turn of Pem Dorjee & Sang Drema to carry forward the legacy of talented Arunachal. Apart from their talent and hard work & the zest to win the coveted title, the onus lies on the people of the state to augment the duo forward and help realize their dreams.

Previous performances of Pem Dorjee & Sang Drema can be viewed on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm on DD North East. To vote for Pem Dorjee, type PEM (Space) SONG & for Sang Drema, type DANC (Space) SNG and send it to 56363. The support so extended by the people of the state could do wonders for them. DIPRO

 

Lamas recite Holy text at Ganden Namgeyal Lhatse Monastery

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Ganden Namgeyal Lhatse Monastery is filled with more than 300 Lamas  including  30 from  Bhutan as they have gathered to read the Holy and sacred  texts Kangyur and Tangyur.

The holy texts are being read after a century in Tawang and from now onwards will be read after every three years.

The sacred texts are being recited at Monastery,   from Oct 21 and will  complete  on Oct 28 with blessings from the abbot of Tawang Monastery. DIPRO

 

ALSU conduct social service at water source point

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A team of Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) led by its general secretary Romik Jogu today visited the Darya Hills water supply area and conducted a social service in order to clean up the water source point. ALSU also appealed to the state Government to conduct regular cleansing at the point in order to maintain health and hygiene of the common people and  construct more water reservoir to meet the increasing demand of potable water.

 

Dipankar Pal takes over as Director, NERIST

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Prof. Dipankar Pal took over as Director of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST) with effect from 24 October  in presence of Prof. Gautam Barua, Chairman, Board of Management, NERIST. With Prof. Pal taking over as Director, the Institute now has a regular Director almost after three and a half years.

A graduate of IIT Delhi, Prof. Pal completed his Ph.D from J.U. and did post doctoral research in the area of analog circuits and VLSI at the University College London (UK) and at the University of Bath (UK).

Prof. Pal was with the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar before joining NERIST as Director. Earlier he was with the BIT Mesra and also with the Regional Science Centre, Bhopal (a unit of NCSM, in the MHRD, Govt. of India).

 

Khel Abiyan in search of rural talent: Siri

ZIRO, Oct 27: The 2 days Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abiyan  (PYKKA) organized by Diibo Panchayat in collaboration with the department of District Sports Officer, Ziro and sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, was inaugurated by Diibo ZPM, Bamin Siiri at Biirii Ground on Oct, 23 last.

ZPM Siri, in his inaugural address said that PYKKA, a centrally sponsored scheme, has been implemented in Ziro area for the first time that too in his area and under the Scheme, an amount of Rs. 1 lakh is sanctioned against each ASM segment but for Ziro-I, it was sanctioned only against 16 ASM segments. With his persuasion and full cooperation from Lower Subansiri district Zilla Chairperson, an amount of Rs.16 lakhs has been placed against 16 ASM segments of Diibo. The amounts have been utilized for the development Biirii ground. Besides, an amount of Rs. 12.19 lakhs sanctioned against 23 gram segments of Diibo Zilla segment at the rate of Rs. 53000 each were also utilized for ground development, he added.

Earlier, Michi Takum, the Block Kridasree in his welcome speech highlighted the aim and objectives of the competition. Seven games and sports items viz. volleyball, kabadi, 100 mt race, shot put, long jump, discuss throw and badminton have been identified for the competition and participant  is given Rs. 50 each. The block level winner will participate at the district, state and national level, he informed.

 

Socio-Economic and Caste Census training

Aalo, Oct 27: The Block level Training of Enumerators and Supervisors of Basar Block was conducted at Basar on October 2.

ADC cum Addl. Principal SECC Officer Block Level Dr. Sachin Sindhe highlighted the importance and significance of Census for formulation of Government policy in the days to come.

He advised the enumerators and supervisors to carry out their works delicately and also to be in touch with the persons who have done census work earlier for better understanding of the subject matter.

Master Trainer, Reni Taye and Kirken Doji gave detailed training on methodologies to be adopted for conducting census operation.

BDO cum SECC Officer Block level D. Nyodu also spoke on the occasion.

 

Football tournament

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Gaalem Pajing Winter Cup Football Tournament-cum-Talent Hunt Programme is going to be held at Boleng from 7th November  onwards. It will be organised in memory of late Gaalem Pajing, the grandfather of Er. Ibrahin Pajing, the first Adi film actor who hails from Rasing village of Boleng circle under East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

It is being sponsored by Pajing Film Ltd. under Arunachal Pradesh Film World and will be organized by Boleng Sports Association(BSA). The draw for the football tourney will be held on 02-11-11 at Boleng IB. Besides the football tournament, other sports and cultural competition will also be held to give a platform for the budding players and aspiring youths to explore and exhibit their hidden talents.

The football tourney is accredited under the District Football Association (DFA), East Siang. Talented players/sportsperson will be recommended for playing in the higher level while opportunities will be given to selected singers and artists to perform in albums and films by Arunachal Pradesh Film World.

 

Union alleges violation

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Papum Poma Students Union has alleged that constructing agency for 12km Hollongi-Balijan road has violated CRF work norms. In a release union urged concerned department to take action against M/s Buru enterprises, the work executing agency for breaking norms.

Union claim that with the help of RTI, they managed to unearth information that executing agency is using low quality material for the said work. They sought intervention of Papum Pare deputy commissioner in this regard. Further they threatened to take legal action against executing agency if immediate action is not initiated by appropriate authorities.

 

Training on census at Palin

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A training programme on socio economic and caste census of CD Block Chambang was conducted on 25th of this month at Palin. The programme was attended among others by Zilla Parishad members of 2-Chambang and 3-Tarak Lendi along with Anchal Samiti members. Abu Taba, circle officer of Gangte also attended.

While welcoming all the participants, Charu Nili, block development officer, CD block Chambang called on enumerators and supervisors to complete census within stipulated time. Further he urged Panchayat leaders to cooperate with enumerators and supervisors during house to house census operation. Master trainer Talem Kitnya EO (RE) gave detail training to all enumerators and supervisors during the day long training programme.

 

Officer dies

ITANAGAR, Oct 27:  The Tagin Welfare Society, Itanagar unit, has condoled the demise of Doye Dulom on 19th of this month at Apollo hospital, Chennai after prolong illness.  He was presently working as district statistic officer, Upper Subansiri district and was posted in Daporijo town.

Among others, he left behind his three daughters.

While conveying heartfelt condolences to the family members, society termed his death as great loss to the Tagin community of district. Further they informed that late Doye Dulom has immensely contributed to Tagin community in the field of literacy and was known to be man with golden heart.

 

Toko Tagur passes away

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Toko Togur, one of the senior most citizens of Talo village under Lower Subansiri district passed away this morning around 9 am at RKM Hospital, Itanagar. He is survived by his son Toko Onuj and Toko Audil. His last rites will be conducted on 28th October at Talo.

Meanwhile Talo Literary and Cultural Society has expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family member of late Toko Togur. They prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Youth Meet

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Nyishi Baptist Church Council of Sagalee sub-division is going to conduct its Youth Meet at town Baptist Church, Sagalee from 2nd to 4th November.

Techi James Tara, executive committee member, NBCC and NabamYakum, 7th Sagalee Anchal Chairperson will grace the meet as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. During the meet various sports, cultural and literary programmes will be conducted.

 

Social service conducted

Itanagar, Oct 27:The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) under the presidentship of Bamang Taji has successfully conducted its 1st ever mass social service at Nyikum Niya Ground Nirjuli on  Oct. 27. Large number of youths from every corner of Capital Complex including the members from Nyishi Elite Society(NES) and All Nyishi Students Union(ANSU) participated in the social service. Meanwhile ANYA has strictly prohibited the throwing of empty bottles, garbage and misuse of the ground.

 

ANYA criticizes

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) headed by its president  Yumlam  Achung criticized the role of NES and ANSU  for resorting  to bandh call in recent months demanding resignation of CM  and home Minister for their alleged involvement in Pradeep Thakur issue.

It further questioned why both NES and ANSU are keeping mum after the an electronic media news based on records indicated involvement of former MP Kiren Rijiju  in Pradeep Thakur issue.  

Alleging that these two organizations are misusing the name of their organizations, Achung further demanded apology by NES and ANSU presidents to Jarpum Gamlin as well the people of Nyishi community.

Meanwhile, it has decided to visit the general hospital, Naharlagun and Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar on Oct 30 in order to know the functioning of the hospital and grievances of the patient.

 

Society demands arrest

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Jering Matkir Society has appealed to the concern authorities to immediately arrest accomplish of Jomin Bagra, who allegedly kidnapped one Takiram Tasing from his sister’s residence.

While lauding Itanagar police lead by SI Namchoom for their prompt response in this kidnapping case, society condemned such heinous crime.

 

Silage making and Piglet Anaemia demonstration camp held

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri organized ATMA sponsored Demonstration Programme on “Silage making” at Pakkam colony and “Piglet Anaemia” at Lida village, Daporijo on October 25 and 26 respectively.

Altogether, 16 farmers attended the silage making Demonstration programme and 12 farmers attended the Demonstration programme on Piglet Anaemia.

 

Pre-Si-Donyi festival

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Tagin Students of Shillong  Pre-Si-Donyi celebration committee has decided to celebrate the festival  in the last week of November at Shillong.

Talent scouting camp

ITANAGAR: Gorkha Training Center (GTC) Shillong, will conduct a talent scouting cum selection camp for boys under-14 years football, archery and boxing at Chimpu on the Oct 29 and 30.

Those interested are requested to contact Anju Thakuri (coach) at phone number 9863281550, or contact directorate of sports, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for further details.

 

Magistrate prohibits strikes and dharnas

ITANAGAR: District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex in an order promulgates prohibitory order in Capital Complex from October 28- November 04.

The order prohibits holding of strike including hunger strike, Dharnas or agitations and bandhs or any meeting/assembly of four or more persons during the given period.

The magistrate further urged the Superintendent of Police, Itanagar to deploy sufficient police force to enforce the prohibitory order.

 

WLL service at Chayang Tajo

ITANAGAR: The BSNL WLL phone service has started to function from Chayang Tajo area covering upto Marjingla from 25th of this month. Informing this Karya Bagang, MLA 9th Chayangtajo assembly constituency hope that with this move, the people of area will get opportunity to be in touch with rest of the country.

She further appealed the BSNL authority to urgently install similar facilities at Bomdila where setting up of BSNL tower has already been completed.

News Impact

EDITORIAL

 

World population and challenges

 

World population is estimated to hit seven billion by this month, according to a UN report. According to current projections, and with some of the world's poorest nations doubling their populations in the next decade, the second milestone will be in 2025: an eight billion population over the next 14 years.

The rise in population is expected to have a devastating impact on some 215 million women who want - but do not have - access to quality reproductive health and family planning services.

The world's five most populous countries are China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil.

A new study titled "Africa's Demographic Multiplication", points out that Africa's population has more than tripled during the second half of the 20th century, growing from 230 million to 811 million.

As a result, Africa has become more populous than Europe. Nigeria, Africa's most populous country at 158 million, is expected to grow to 730 million by century's end, making it larger than Europe's projected population of 675 million.

Experts feel that globally, the population growth rate is not as high as it has been in the past.

Fertility decline in most countries of the world has contributed to a decline in population growth rates. However, the situation is quite different in least developed countries (LDCs). In most of these countries, fertility is still high and the rate of growth is also high. In some cases, it is as high as three percent, which implies that the population in these areas will double in about 20 to 25 years.

Readers Forum

A good foundation needed

Dear Editor,

The Editorial "Quality education is need of hour" is a very crucial topic for the future of Gen-Next and our society. A very primary task in this regard is the selection of qualified teacher fairly even for SSA teachers. The teaching ability should be tested before appointing a teacher. Tuitions should be restricted to class hours only without depriving any student. Many a times there has been wild cases surfaced due to tuitions in home either paid or free by few vested persons, but cause fear psychosis among students. Every teacher should be tested for the standard and subject he/she is teaching and ability of imparting knowledge to the students. Government should take extra care of the education policy, as how much beautiful or attractive the structure may be, a bad or wrong or both foundation will lead to the collapse of the structure.

Yours,

A concern citizen

 

 

Lower Siang and livelihoods

Dear Editor,

This is apropos to a letter captioned “Don’t deprive the unemployed” & “ Development of Siang” purported to be written by  graduate–unemployed gentleman of Siang and published on 25th October’ 2011 edition of your esteemed daily.

The letters seems to be written anonymously by some representatives of the Jaypee Group itself and if otherwise, then these “Siang unemployed graduates” sadly are endowed with deficient intellect to fail short of getting employed or self-employed ever in life. And I also have great anticipation, if people of such intellect can ever get job even if any hydro electric project comes up in the Siang basin in future. There is a faulty understanding in these blocked minds that the Jaypee Group is going to create too many jobs in the Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project. At the most, the LSHEP is going to generate only around 3000 jobs only and for which there is nothing like job reservation, etc for the affected people since the company is a private entity. Out of that number, almost all the white collar lucrative jobs will be filled up by highly qualified non-native people and for which these intellect deficient “Siang graduates” will lack the requisite qualification and attitude to fit the job of challenging dam building activities. Then remains the labour class menial jobs where some limited vacancies will be thrown to native people.

The LSHEP is going to uproot not just thousands but ten thousands of native people from their generations old settlements and culture. In a world where there is countless material wealth but a trifling of food and water is hard to get, the LSHEP is bound to snatch away livelihood of ten thousands of Siang basin dam affected people by submergence of their low lying prime agricultural lands and push them also to unending queues of 15 kgs per month PDS ration shop in the land of 1000 Crore PDS Scam called Arunachal Pradesh.

The dam affected people have seen enough of major disasters & tragedies especially Assam Earthquake of 1950 & the Siang Flood of 2001. We feel blessed that these Siang Graduates are spared by the nature and that they are also heartily alive today in this land and making noises. We the dam affected people are fighting it out to ensure that the lives of millions and millions of people settling along the Siang and Brahmaputra basin in Arunachal Pradesh & Assam and threatened by any man made/ human accentuated natural catastrophe are averted and saved.

Among other things, my humble submissions to these “Siang Graduates” are: - Can you people ensure security of food, livelihood & settlement to the ten thousands of dam uprooted people and their upcoming generations? Can you people ensure and insure security and safety of millions and millions of dam affected & threatened people and their succeeding generations settled and who would be settling along the Siang and Brahmaputra river basin in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & downstream? Can you people ensure and guarantee healthy natural environment along these areas that can sustain healthy living to the present generations and the upcoming billions and billions of loving souls who will inhabit this land in future? What social, moral and spiritual authorities you people do have to decimate the natural home of human generations and the flora and fauna world?  

My sincere most and humblest advice to these intelligent and educated “Siang graduates” is that, they should use their complete brain not just thousands but billions and billions of times before publicizing such idiotic thoughts.

This world is just perfectly vast with infinite possibilities where there is 100 percent scope of employment & self-employment for everyone but born with human mind and intellect. And if anybody claims to be un-employed graduate in this present world, I can safely conclude that the “graduate human intellect” is not gifted with and un-employment for eternity is the blessed destiny.

To my intelligent “un-employed Siang graduates”, we are simply longing to see vary large numbers of IFS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IDAS, etc officers in you. I sincerely hope and wish our collective dreams will be fulfilled some day.  

Yours,

Tatin Tatak

Itanagar

 

 

Hindi is a necessity

Dear Editor,

With reference letter written by Kajal Chatterjee dated 26th Oct, it is difficult to understand why he is so much against the learning of Hindi in Arunachal. For him there may be no problem as all population in Kolkata speaks Bengali but for state like us where we have many different tribal dialect, and difficult to developed a common language, Hindi is not only compulsory for all but a necessity. We don’t learn Hindu because somebody brainwashed or Hindi colonialism or for proof of nationalism. We still can speak our own dialect at the same time; we all can speak Hindi that is advantage for us. It is important to teach our children a perfect mother tongue at the same time Hindi is necessity outside home. I have a friend from Kerela, and Tamil Nadu who is pursuing post graduate in Medicine, for them it is very much difficult to communicate with patients in Hospital as they don’t know even a single Hindi words, whereas other students from Arunachal has much advantage as they can freely communicate with their patient and family. The south Indian students studied in north are definitely not happy with their parent /society for not given a chance to learn Hindi although they are proud of their language.

We should not look at this as politics on Hindi but a simple or convenient medium to communicate with others as most of the people understand Hindi.

It does not make any difference for north Indian people whether we know Hindi or not, but it makes difference for us and our children if we don’t know Hindi, as our children goes out often in Hindi speaking area for further studies .It is important for us to compete with the rest of India in any field, and knowing Hindi is definitely a bonus point for us. We have a strong traditional, culture root and ethos that nobody can dilute or brainwash to the extent of extinction. Speaking Hindi can never be the reason for lost culture and identity.

Yours,

Concern Arunachalee,

(on email)

 

 

The hydropower is the only kit to develop our state

Dear Editor

This is in reference to the letter development not at the cost of community written by Takar Komut on Oct 20.

Two anti dam meetings were held on Oct 14 at villages Logum Jini and Pessing both in West Siang District. On Oct 15 a combined meeting was held at Pessing village under Jomlo Mobuk administrative Circle in West Siang District.  The organizers in Pessing meetings openly advocated use of physical force against person who is in support of mega dam. We have the enough courage to express our views but it is out in our principle to create nuisance. If only the organizers of Pessing meetings had the moral fibre to hear the pro dam views.

It is my submission to all concern that whatever I am doing is only for the development of my village, my district and for my state. The hydropower is the only kit to develop our state. Evidently it will generate employment as well as revenue.   In fact it is a permanent financial contribution to the people of Siang valley

It is also fact that if these hydropower developers leave the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the local causal employees will beyond doubt lose their employment opportunity. Will Komut be able to provide the employment opportunity to them?

All the statement so far I had given are based on facts and evidence and all are my personal opinion. We understand that both central and state governments are trying to secure energy security for the nation in the face of reported activity on Siang River by our northern neighbor. In total disregard to policy and programme of the government such activities as cited above if left unchecked could have disastrous consequences for the state and the nation.

On Oct 15 a combined meeting was held at Pessing village under Jomlo Mobuk administrative Circle in West Siang District and there were non native speakers. It is my humble submission to Komut, as well all Adi organization to kindly restrain to invite these people and not to be overwhelmed by these people to take any decision at our great kebang system.

Yours,

Pashoney Lego,

Ayeng, (on email)

 

 

The infinite to do list

Dear Editor,

I would to draw attention of every organization, prevailing in our state. That there are vast area in which they can ignite their intellectual immune system rather than functioning as android for some vanity political interest. Politically saying if you want a leader, then choice a leader on basis of his ability to lead mass people. Look at our streets, health centers, schools in all remote areas, and even our colleges they are all calling your attentions, saying that they are dying but eagerly willing to serve us. Play politics on the basis of symbiosis to mend. Please analyses everything before carrying out your task and even publishing your interest here at this daily. If you really want to see changing face of our state please pave path for mass education, check  function of every political leaders, bureaucrats, business man and even contractors. Chalk out whether they are function well enough or not. If so, then I can say that my brothers and sisters you will even not get time to brush your teeth because there is indefinite list of task that you have to rectify for the sake of your state.                                                                          

Yours,

Taz Yumlam Bai,

(on email)

 

 

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