2011

September -  01

News Highlights

 

IGJHSS lift Solung Trophy

PASIGHAT, Aug 31: IGJHSS, Pasighat won the Solung Soccer Trophy defeating Govt. Hr. Sec. School Sille 4-1 in the final today.

Witnessing the final match as chief guest, MP Ninong Ering said that the youths have great potentiality in the field of sports and more emphasis should be given on sports infrastructure to expose the hidden talents.

Ering handed over the Solung Trophy to the wining team along with cash prize and certificates.

Er. Tapi Darang EE (PWD), guest of honour, gave away the runners up Cup to Sille team with cash prize and certificates.

Rokom Tasung of IGJHSS team was awarded by the chief guest for being the highest scorer of the final match.

The tournament was organized by Sports Committee of CSFCC Pasighat, 2011.

 

Workshop on sanitation

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: All Hong Employees’ Welfare Association, Ziro, is organizing a workshop on Sanitation, Health, Hygiene and Prevention of Fire Hazards on September 11 next at Hong village during Yapung Puja.

Er. Tomi Ete, Secretary, PHED and Jarjum Ete, Chairperson, Galo Welfare Society and former Chairperson, APSCW would attend the workshop as the chief guest and special invitee respectively.

Further, Er. A. N. Singh, Director, Communication Capacity Development Unit of PHED is also attending the workshop as the special invitee along with the team of experts.

Department of Health and Family Welfare and Fire Service Department of Arunachal Pradesh Police are also participating in the workshop.

The workshop will aim to educate the rural Apatani people about health and hygiene, encourage the them on low cost latrine system with locally available materials. Emphasize would also be given on the construction of rural dwelling houses with improvised system with affordable designs to avoid open excreta, fire accidents and other health related designs of house.

 

Teachers post demand

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: All Upper Subansiri District Un-employed Youth Forum appealed to the education department to create sufficient Junior and Assistant Teachers posts for Upper Subansiri District.

It claimed that many schools within the district are running short of teachers and due this the students community is facing problem in the education.

 

Resignation

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Teshi Sony has voluntarily resigned from the post of the President of Nationalist Students Congress, Papum Pare district unit with immediate effect on personal ground.

 

ANYO for proper implementation of MGNREGA

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) has urged to the State Govt to streamline the development process in five Nyishi dominated districts.

Alleging that the state Govt failed to  implement  the MGNREGA schemes in five districts, the  organization said that no job card has been issued and 100 days  wages released to the beneficiaries.  Relief fund for the affected people of bamboo flowering are released every year, but the fund never reaches to the real victim in remote areas like Parsi-Parlo, Tali etc, the  organization alleged.

It appealed to the district administration to strictly follow the central guidelines while implementing the MGNREGA and to ensure that relief fund reach to real beneficiaries.

 

Death of Tasuk condoled

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Oju Welfare Association, Naharlagun deeply mourned the sad and tragic demise of Lance Naik Pate Tasuk of 21 Rastriya Riffles’ 17th Guard Regiment, who laid down his life in an encounter with militants at Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on August 25.

He has brought glory and pride to the State by sacrificing his life for the country. He will always be remembered by the people of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and the whole nation, OWA chairperson Binny Yanga said.

‘May his immortal soul rest in peace in heavenly abode,’ she said and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul..

The OWA family also prayed to almighty to bestow enough strength to his bereaved family members to bear the irreparable.

 

Awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Lokam Welfare Society in a meeting has decided to conduct socio economic and education awareness campaign in the months of December.

 

Social Service

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The panchayat leaders, GBs and Public of Shallyi Anchal Segment, Pistana Circle conducted social service on August 27 last.

During the day, they constructed two numbers of OBT staff quarters for Primary Health Centre, Poru.

 

Traditional cultural programme

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Lower Subansiri District organized traditional cultural programme at Neelam village recently.

Altogether, 42 participants participated the cultural competition.

 

UAEA demands recruitments

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: While lauding the Chief Minister for his concern over the growing unemployment problem in Arunachal Pradesh, the  Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers Association (UAEA) has urged the  Govt to direct the  engineering departments to hand over the vacant posts of AEs to APPSC for advertisement. It further said that Govt should direct the  private sector like power developers and construction agencies  to provide job to the unemployed Arunachalee as per MoU signed.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Karbia Tungi and Nangbia Bida have been appointed as president and general secretary of Kime Paka Colony Development Committee.

Tagoli Litin, Kesing Saring, Somlat Aran and Dani Bekar have been appointed as president of Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap and Lower Subansiri District unit of Arunachal Vigilance Forum respectively.

 

Nutrition week from Sept 1-7

ITANAGAR: Ministry of Women and Child Development, Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar in collaboration with Itanagar ICDS Project is celebrating national nutrition week from September 1-7.

 

Fire kills 1 in Ayeng village

PASIGHAT: A person was burnt to death in a tragic fire incident at Ayeng village under Mebo subdivision on Wednesday.

Victim Anak Perme, father of Naksa Perme, could not be saved although two fire tenders were pressed into service immediately. The fire which broke out at around 1 am on Wednesday also completely gutted the house of Naksa, reports DIPRO.

 

AVP conducts medical camps

ITANAGAR: Arun-achal Vikash Parishad (AVP), Lower Subansiri District Unit conducted medical camp at different places of the district from 28th to 31st of this month. They covered places like Yazali, Kamporijo, Raga and Ziro (Meder Nelo Dutta). The team of doctor lead by medical officer Dr D K Pathak, the regular medical officer of AVP treated numerous persons during the camp and also distributed free medicines.  More than 450 patients benefited from the camp.

News Impact

Governor, CM greet people on Solung

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Solung, the major socio-religious festival of Adi community will be celebrated with religious fervour at Solung Ground here tomorrow.   Cultural programmes on the occasion of the Festival already began on August 29 with participation of Ponung parties from various parts of the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen J J Singh and Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin extended warm greetings and best wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Solung. The  Governor also extended warm greeting on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

I join the Adi community in offering our prayers for peace and prosperity in the society. May Kine-Naane, Doying-Bote and Dadii-Bote shower their choicest blessings on each one of us, Singh wished in his Solung festival message.

In a separate message for Ganesh Chaturthi, the Governor expressed the hope that the celebration, which marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, would spread wisdom and usher in prosperity and good fortune in the society.

‘May the auspicious occasion also instill noble values and righteousness in all,’ Gen Singh wished.

In his festival message, Jarbom Gamlin said there is a tremendous responsibility on traditional communities now to ensure that indigenous knowledge systems, cultural material and institutions like festivals, folk forms of performance like the Ponung, as well as mother tongue languages continue to have a relevance even in these times of transition. He expressed that it is indeed fulfilling to see that initiatives like organization of the traditional festivals like Solung are contributing in a significant manner towards achieving this objective.

“While extending my heartiest greetings to the Adi community and all other communities on the festive occasion of Solung, I personally am very encouraged to see that the vibrant cultural practices of our people continues to get our patronage. It is very essential that we, across communities, ensure that our youth in particular are given these windows through which they can keep in touch with our rich heritage.”

Gamlin wished for the success of the festival that is simultaneously being organized across the state and called upon the community to use the occasion to re-affirm their commitment to the rich pluralistic tradition of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president and PWD & UD Minister Nabam Tuki also extended his warm greetings and best wishes to the Adi community in particular and the people of State in general on the occasion of Solung Festival.

“On this auspicious occasion, I pray Goddess Kine-Nane to bless us all for bumper harvest, peace, prosperity and happiness. I also appeal the community to continue with its rich culture and traditions and spread the message of love and harmony for the well being of our people,” Tuki said, in his message.

 

WRG college sans permanent address

Denhang Bosai

After a decade of anxious uncertainty and torturous wait, finally the Wangcha Rajkumar Government College formerly called Tirap Degree College and later re-christened as Tirap Government College, temporarily situated at Deomali is now all set to be shifted back to its original and rightful place Khela on the bank of Charju river about 12 KM from Khonsa. An official notification has been inked recently to this effect. It is indeed, a welcome step by the government. After all for how long can a college run without a permanent address? Now all wild speculations should be put to rest and work unitedly to develop infrastructure at Khela to expedite shifting of the college. The general public and students have appreciated those few leaders of Tirap who worked tirelessly.

In fact, the tumultuous and directionless journey of WRG College has been like the proverbial ‘rolling stone gathers no moss’. The college was neither here nor there and was heading no where in terms of growth and development. Much water has flowed under the Deomali bridge ever since the college was arbitrarily shifted to Deomali one fine morning in 2000 with 68 students and 6 faculty members without the pre-information and knowledge of even the land donors. Some people say the college was shifted overnight at the behest of one of the political leaders ostensibly on security ground. However, the actual reason is still shrouded in mystery. Any way, let us not dig the sad past and look ahead.

As a matter of fact, innumerable problems and lack of basic facilities notwithstanding, the college was somehow running smoothly at Khela before it was suddenly shifted to Deomali. It is needless to say that problems like lack of proper infrastructure and other modern amenities are faced everywhere whenever and wherever new institutions are established. As of now, at Deomali, the boys are housed in labourers’ barracks earlier occupied by labourers of the Nocte Timber Company Ltd while the girl students stay in the hostel constructed last year under a central scheme. Many boys and girls also stay in rented houses. The classes and offices are run in a building earlier constructed for a TB Hospital. The faculty members and the non-teaching staff stay in rented houses. In a nutshell, we may conclude that the college is being run with problems aplenty.

After that fateful day and unexpected turn of event a decade ago, the WRG College has today grown in leaps and bounds. The enrolment of students in the College has crossed 600 and interesting, the ratio of boys and girls is almost fifty-fifty which is one bright spot in the otherwise dark and chaotic history of the college. Today, the college boasts of 16 faculty members including the Principal and 10 non-teaching staff, not a mean achievement by any standard for a college run on temporary basis for want of a permanent college site. However, the growth of the college has been painfully slow on many vital fronts as Deomali is not its permanent site.

Let us remember that establishment of the college at Deomali is only a temporary arrangement with no official sanction whatsoever. Since Deomali is not the permanent college site, it does not qualify for affiliation to the University Grant Commission. Little wonder then, due to non- affiliation of the college to UGC, it is deprived of fundings from UGC thereby causing stagnation to the growth of the college. Even the career of the Lecturers is in jeopardy as according to UGC norms their promotion to higher posts depends on the number of research projects they submit to the UGC.  The Lecturers are unfortunately deprived of the financial incentives from UGC for under taking research project works due to non-affiliation of the college to the main funding body, UGC. Incidentally, according to the on-going 11th plan of UGC, a college should be located wherein all the contemporary means of communications are available. But paradoxically, the WRG College is going to be shifted from Deomali to Khela which is about 12 KM away from the district headquarters, Khonsa and is devoid of any modern facilities whatsoever.

We all must admit that precious 10 years have been wasted by the state government, elected leaders of Tirap, intelligentsia, social workers and public by not bothering to address the issue of finalizing the permanent site of the college seriously. Every body including even the lay persons say that the college should have been established at Deomali which has better communication and other required facilities both for the students and the faculty members. But it is easier said than done. There is absolutely no doubt that any body would want the college to be established at Deomali but we must remember that the whole Deomali falls under reserve forest and de-reservation of land there for any purpose is a painstaking process. However, some people opine that had the leaders and public been indeed keen and serious to locate a land at Deomali for establishment of the college, it could have been done because the Environment and Forest Minister was from Tirap district who was holding the portfolio for a full 5-year term. But nothing was done by any body to address the issue.

However, we must also remember that the college site at Khela was selected by the concerned department, public leaders and the people. There was absolute unanimity on that. The Expert Committee also gave a green signal for establishment of the college at Khela. In fact, Deomali was never in the scheme of things of the Expert Committee due to the complicacies involved in acquiring land there. The villagers of Khela, Lamsa and Bunting generously donated land for the college free of cost. Now, it will be sheer wastage of time crying over spilt milk and missed opportunities. We all failed to acquire land at Deomali for the college in the last 10 years. As of today, it has already been officially notified for shifting the college to its original place Khela. So no scope for further debate on this.

Now, the chapter of debate on the permanent site of the college is closed and irrelevant. The onus is now on the elected leaders of Tirap to create required infrastructure at Khela on priority to expedite shifting of the college at the earliest to enable the college avail the benefits extended by UGC. However, till the basic required amenities are in place, the authorities must not act in a haste to shift the college. It will mean impeding education. Improvement of the road from Khonsa to Khela,  establishment of a branch post office, posting of a Doctor in the Health Sub-Centre at Khela, establishment of a Police Beat, improvement of the internet and mobile services may be taken up on top priority before the college is finally shifted. We must realize that in spite of shortage of hostel facilities and other shortcomings the WRG college at Deomali has attracted many students even from places like Miao and Jairampur because Deomali has at least the basic facilities. In contrast, the Rangfra college in Changlang district which was established 2 years ahead of the WRG College, has   failed to attract too many students because of its remoteness and lack of infrastructure. So, we need to learn a lesson or two here.

On the other hand it is learnt that the Donyi Polo Government college at Kamki in West Siang district which is also situated in a remote place, is doing well thanks to the local leaders there for creating good infrastructure both for students and the Lecturers. We can also develop Khele to enable the WRG college grow and create and niche for itself in the field of higher education. Let us keep in mind that no place on earth develops overnight. Another redeeming feature at Khela is that a full-fledged army brigade    is coming up in its periphery.

In fact, a satellite town has been created by the army near the college site. The army and students can mutually benefit in near future through educative exchange programmes. The students can also avail the benefits of army civic action schemes. So, the students and faculty members of the WRG college now in Deomali should feel happy that Khela is no longer like it was 10 years ago. All the elected leaders of Tirap must contribute generously for creation of infrastructure at Khela. After all it is the only college in the district where mostly the poor students from the district pursue their higher studies.

They must note that with the increase in the number of students and faculty members, more hostels, class rooms and staff quarters are required which means the task is arduous and more challenging. We must be fully prepared before we shift the college from Deomali to Khela today so that tomorrow we do not repent.

We often blame our students for not doing well in competitive examinations. But we must ponder over as to what we have done for them. We could not even decide on the permanent college site for 10 years. If the colleges can function smoothly in others districts of the state, why not in Tirap? We only need the will to do so.  Napoleon said, “There are only two forces that unite men…. fear and interest.” Let our interest for WRG College unite us and let us contribute in whatever small ways we can for the healthy growth of the college. (The writer is DIPRO, Khonsa and can be reached at denhangbosai@yahoo.co.in)

 

Training of District Trainers On Measles Catch Up Campaign

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Two days State level training of District Trainers on Measles Catch Up Campaign organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF concluded at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun yesterday.

Dr. J.M. Boje, DD (FW) cum- State Family Welfare officer highlighting incidence of measles in Arunachal Pradesh; called for a dedicated efforts by all for successful implementation of Measles catch up campaign being taken up in 15 districts after pilot campaign in East Siang last year.

The Development Partners said that Measles is one of the major killer disease among children in the age group of 1-10 years and 90 per cent children in this age group are infected with the disease. The State Master trainers from Pasighat shared his experience while launching the campaign at Pasighat.

Nani Mali, Mission Director (NRHM) describing the importance of training, he hoped all the participants will be sincere in order to implement it properly in the districts in the coming 4-5 months. “We have to catch up with the latest available interventions to contain the disease and its outbreak, he added.

The Master Trainers discussed in details through power point presentations the objectives, strategies, plans and concepts of Measles catch up campaign and also special planning issues for schools, cold chain and logistics management, injection safety and waste disposal, communication and social mobilization plans, recording and reporting formats and all other inevitable issues likely to be encountered during the campaign period..

Emphasis was given on cent per cent achievement of the campaign in all the districts, especially in the age group of 9 months to 10 years. It was also reiterated that microplan for the campaign, meticulous trainings at the district to avoid programmatic error, regular supervision and monitoring during the campaign as per microplan must be ensured at all level.

The training was also attended by DD (FW) cum- State Family Welfare officer and 24 trainees from 7 districts namely, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri, East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang.

The training was facilitated by master trainers Dr. D. Padung, Nodal officer (NRHM), Dr. N. Angu, MO i/c, CHC Ruksin, Dr. T. Takum, SMO (WHO-NPSP), Dr. B. Ratan MO i/c, CHC Mebo, Dr. H.S. Sarang, Consultant (UNICEF).

 

Hard work is the main mantra to achieve goal in life’

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: “Every youth dreams of a brighter future. But you should remember that nothing can be achieved without hard work and perseverance and accordingly you must struggle right from day one to achieve what you dream,” said Yuva Arunachal (YA) president Chombey Kee.

While addressing about 200 youths, including 70 new comers of Tawang and West Kameng districts at a fresher meet here Tuesday evening, Kee said that “You have begun a new phase in your life by entering college after completing school education. It is time for you to lay a strong foundation for a successful career and to become a worthy citizen.”

Arunachalees of late have been doing very well in sports and games at national and international level besides appreciable performance in competitive examinations including the UPSC, he said, and exhorted them to acquire knowledge.

Knowledge is the only strength and weapon which will stand you in good stead throughout your life, he said to the applause of the gathering.

 

Hollongi land effected people to approach highway authority

ITANAGAR, Aug 31:  The Land acquisition process for construction of 4-lane highway in Hollongi area took a new turn with the local people deciding to  take the  issue with National Highway Authority for justice.

Lambasting the dictatorial attitude of the  state Govt while acquiring land for highway project, the Hollongi Land Affected People’s Welfare Committee (HLAPWC) said, “Today the affected land owners of the Papum Pare district are becoming victims of the dictatorial attitude of these implementing agencies and our people’s first government is keeping mum on the cries of the aggrieved people”. The  HLAPWC decided that no further grievances would be addressed to the concern authority or state government again and would file complaint to the central Highway Authority and nock the door of the court for justice.

The State Government has engaged the implementing agencies for land acquisition without directing them to follow strict procedure as prescribed by the law under Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (compensation), it claimed.

HLAPWC declared the final assessment made on August 30 and 31, 2011 as illegal and misuse of power and position by the concern implementing authority and appealed to all the land owners to be united to fight against injustice and nullify the way final assessment was taken by LR and SO Yupia and his team at Hollongi on August 30 and 31.

Most of the land owners did not co-operate with the authority while taking pictures of their assets and did not sign in any documents in silent protest against the rate and others, it claimed.

“We demand the State Government for special inquiry into the assessment made as due to the fixation of very low rate of land and assets many of the land owners were compelled to make artificial plantation, fish ponds and tree plantation etc. on the previous nights to makeup the losses going to be incurred by them and which was happily accepted by the visited official team for final assessment,” it said. “Instead of practicing illegal and unofficial methods by the authority to please the selective land owners they could have enhanced the rate officially”, the committee said.

“It is learned that backdoor policies were adopted by few individuals as mediator to indulge in such illegal activities by public as well as discourage the committee to fight against the government for the rights of whole land owners. But what they are not realizing today is Nandigram-like violent protest may occur in due course of time in our state also which might hamper in speedy execution of the project, it cautioned.

 

Life after Class XII….

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Every year thousand of students go through whole lot of confusion after passing out class XII board exam. Majority of confusion centres on what course to pursue after class XII.  For state like Arunachal where only medical and engineering degrees are considered as safe career option, students face hard time while choosing their career.  To make the matter worse, Arunachalee parents, specially the middle class section always prefer their children pursuing engineering and medical course.

The moment results for various entrance exams for medical and engineering are declared, many families go through trauma.  There are students who wish to pursue other courses as per their interests but are compelled to study science only for the sake of parents. So, when they fail to secure good result in various entrance exams the whole problem starts. The office of director of higher and technical education, Itanagar, becomes centre of activity during months of June and July as every parents scramble to get their ward seat in some professional courses. “We have limited number of seats for professional courses.  It is not possible to accommodate all the children and many times we have to turn down their requests. We do feel bad for students and their parents but we are helpless too,” informed an official of director of higher and technical education department.

While parents have some other dream for their children, the younger ones have their own set of dream too. Such clash of dreams does have catastrophic effect. It’s hard to understand why there is so many clamours for medical and engineering courses in Arunachal? Few days ago during a group conversation, this topic popped up and a friend of mine explained to us the reason for this. “Most of big-big buildings across the state are mostly owned by engineers. This could be the reason for the popularity of engineering courses in Arunachal,” he told jokingly.   

Coming back to the main issue, how fair it is on the part of parents to force their will on children? Being parents, it is understood that they care for their children and wish all happiness for them. However children also have their own likes and dislikes. They too have their own dreams and wishes. Many a times we witness the situation where parents force children to study engineering or medical, though he/she may be interested in some other field. After passing class X, children are forced to opt for science stream even though he/she may be very weak in Mathematics. Just that children qualified for science does not mean that they have to study only science. The mistake Arunachalee parents commit is that they don’t look beyond engineering and medical courses. They don’t try asking children what’s their dream is and what course they wish to pursue? Arunachal could have produced many great artists, poets, economists, social scientists, sportsmen etc if children were allowed to pursue their interests.

This journalist too faced similar problem during school days. Though passed class X with first class mark but was always weak in Mathematics and wished to pursue arts in order to study journalism after class XII. However, he had to study science for parent’s sake but after passing class XII when ‘the moment’ came, decided to follow his dream and study journalism. How can the student who wishes to pursue journalism or any other course be forced to study engineering? That will kill the very dream children weaved around their lives.  It is time Arunachalee parents look beyond engineering and medical courses and let children follow their dream.

 

Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for Phaichulupa

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The India International Friendship Society (IIFS) has conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award on Er Nogichung Phaichulupa, executive engineer, RWD Poma division for his meritorious service and achievement in his choicest field of activities.  The award was presented by chief guest and Puducherry Lt Governor Dr Iqbal Singh  to Er Phaichulupa in a seminar on “Economic development and National Integration” held at the  Speaker Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi on August 26 last. Former Assam and Tamil Nadu Governor Bishm Narayan Singh  and former CBI chief Joginder Singh also present during the  award giving ceremony.

India International Friendship Society presents the  Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award to  few individuals who excelled in the fields of science and technology, education, industry, fine arts, politics and social work, in recognition of their yeoman service to society.

 

Training of ASHA Facilitator concluded at Khonsa

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: A seven days training programme of ASHA facilitators of Tirap district on module 6&7  under NRHM was conducted by District Health Society Khonsa. The training was earlier inaugurated by Dr.S.Ronya, DMO Khonsa on August 24.

Speaking on the occasion Dr.Ronya informed that trainees that the goal of NRHM is to bring down the MMR, IMR and TFR by 2012 through active participation of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist), who are the link workers between the villagers and the health department.

But the effort of the ASHAs was not up to the expectation in Tirap and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole because of which the concept of ASHA facilitator came into being.

Dr.K.Perme DRCHO Khonsa gave the induction training on NRHM additionalities to the ASHA facilitators.

N.Bangsia and H.Monia were the resource persons.

The training programme included power point presentation, audiovisual show and post test.  

Live demonstration on how to organize Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND) was also carried out during the field visit at Borduria village. DRCHO

 

AMYAA organizes Booking cum Bank-Linkage Training for SHGs of Kharsang Circle

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO of Namphai-I, Miao organized a NABARD RO, Itanagar supported programme of SHG Booking cum Bank-Linkage Training Programme.  

The one day training programme primarily focused at capacitating the SHG members on the practical knowledge and skill of Book Keeping as per the format and guidelines of SGSY of DRDA.

M.K. Bodh explained in detail the proceedings of 4 record maintenance namely Minute Keeping, Monthly Saving record, Loan Maintenance and Cash Book Maintenance. He also spoke on the concept and importance of SHG for women succumbed to the misery of poverty.

M.K. Bodh and R. K. Paul Chawang encouraged the participating SHGs to keep proper maintenance of records to assure the activeness and systematic functioning of Self Help Groups.

A total of 55 SHG members took part in the training.

The training was imparted precisely for the newly formed SHGs of Namchi Havi, Khekhaipothar, New Longkey, Kuttom Villages of Kharsang Circle and Old Plone, Old Songking of Miao Circle.

M.K. Bodh EO from Block Development Office, Miao was the main resource person.

Nilum Kimsing ASM, Songking Village and Gram Member from Namchi Havi Village who were SHG members themselves participated the training programme. RK Paul Chawang, Jangam Pansa and Alisha Mossang of AMYAA facilitated the training programme.

 

IMCLS calls for retrospection

ROING, Aug 31: The Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) in its first ever felicitation programme held recently for AISSE and AISSCE topper from the community called for retrospection and introspection in the Idu Mishmi community over its poor academic conduct.

Notwithstanding the fact, the community apex body in its gesture of appreciation and encouragement felicitated twelve toppers from Class X and nine toppers from Class XII in different categories. Inda Mihu and Ashee Linggi secured the top position for the year 2011 with 10.0 grade point in 2011 AISSE examination. In AISSCE, Andezo Dele secured the top slot with 81.6% in science stream, Menuka Pulu with 80.6% in Humanities stream and Junari Miso with 50% in Commerce stream from the Idu Mishmi community.

The other 16 toppers were felicitated for securing the top position in their respective schools.

IMCLS also took the opportunity for kick starting the process for closer interactions within the three Mishmi tribes. Bakhrim Chikro, Secretary of Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmis (CALSOM) attended the programme as chief guest.

Expressing concern over the overall average academic conduct of the Mishmi students, Chikro said the community cannot surge ahead with the current performance. The level of competition is so high that even our toppers would be counted average in other places, he said.

Razzeko Dele, Associate Professor of the IGGC College Tezu called for unification of all Mishmi tribes. He said current trend and challenges demands a common platform and Mishmis can no longer live as fragmented.

The occasion also brought together intellectuals, academicians and politicians under one platform. Dr Manaya Mena, renowned women activist from the community said no person can be truly educated if he or she is insensitive and posses no moral values. Rakesh Tacho, APCS 2009 topper and Circle Officer (CO) in his inspiring speech to students said studies must never be a stress to the mind, rather it should be savored.

Present on the occasion, Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey and Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto gave away the cash prize and letter of appreciation to Class X topper and XII topper.

 

Nyishi consultative committee resolves to discourage active politics by Orgs

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: A minute of meeting of consultative committee was held at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashoka on 31 August 2011 under the chairmanship of former minister Talo Mugli. The meeting was attended by ministers, MLAs, ex-ministers, former ANSU leaders and senior members of the Nyishi Community.

The meeting had threadbare discussion on mushrooming of Nyishi based organization and its impact on the whole Nyishi community. After detail discussion, the house unanimously resolved to discourage formation of any Nyishi based organization. However, already formed Nyishi based organizations, namely, NES, ANSU, NFC, NWA among others are to function by maintaining the prestige, honour and dignity of the Nyishi community. They also called for discouraging all Nyishi based organization from involving in active politics.

The house further discouraged the frequent bandh calls called by ANSU and other Nyishi organizations which effects socio- economic of the Nyishi community in particular and the state as a whole. They endorsed Nyishi consultative committee to organize Nyishi referendum rally/ general meeting within a month or two to find out a logical end of the problem and till such time no Nyishi based organization shall participate in any political activities.

 

 

Millions of people without citizenship

 

Some 12 million people around the world do not have citizenship of any country and are being denied basic human rights as a result, the UN has warned.

The organisation is calling for more countries to sign up to two conventions on statelessness. It says the issue is becoming worse as stateless children are born to stateless parents.

The problem is most widespread in South East Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Due to their lack of nationality, stateless people can face a whole range of problems including issues owning property, opening a bank account, getting married legally or registering the birth of a child.

Some even face long periods of detention, because they cannot prove who they are or where they are from.

Only 66 states are signed up to the 1954 Convention entitling stateless people to minimum standards of treatment while a mere 38 are party to the 1961 Convention which provides a legal framework to help states reduce statelessness.

However, in recent months Croatia, Panama, the Philippines and Turkmenistan have all signed up to one or both of the international conventions, the UNHCR said.

People can become stateless for a variety of reasons, including the break-up of nations such as the Soviet Union and the Yugoslavia, or the creation of new countries after colonial powers leave, such as in parts of Africa and Asia.

Stateless people include the Rohingya in Burma, some hill tribes in Thailand, some Roma groups in Europe and the Bidoon people of the Gulf States.

EDITORIAL Readers Forum

 

An appeal to Govt

Dear Editor,

In view of proposal to enhance the Grade Pay of the Ministerial staff (LDC), I would like to put forward the following points in your esteemed Daily for consideration of the Govt.

Is it observed that the authorities always accede to demands of some sections of employees just because of numerical strength overlooking the other equivalent employees working under the same Government.  Earlier the state Govt. enhanced the pay scales of ministerial staff despite the fact that adequate promotional avenues already exists for them. Except where RR are changed and CPC fixes higher scales;  retention of equality is most desirable. A LDC of the Civil Secretariat can reach up to Gazetted post of Under Secretary and above. And those of the Directorates are promoted to Superintendent or Administrative Officer. Means, one is sure to get at least one or more promotions.

But what about those posts having no promotional avenues at all? Exclusion/deprivation of the equivalent posts from up gradation is very demoralizing. In fact, those lacking promotional opportunities should be preferred for upgradation.

I, therefore, appeal that the authorities take the above facts into consideration and adopt a comprehensive policy so far as upgradation of any category of workforce is concerned so as to ensure that the pay parity is maintained.

Yours’

A Concerned employee, Itanagar

 

 

We need our own high-way in foot hills area of the state

Dear Editor,

It is very unfortunate that oldest town of the state Pasighat remains cut off from the capital for last many days after massive flood that occurred in neighbouring  Assam. Everyone knows that Siang valley remains cut off from rest of the state during rain season, but this time the situation of the Siang valley get worsened due to snapping of road link for almost a month.  The people are facing difficulties to manage their day today expenditure due to sky rocketing  prices of essential commodities.

It is worth mentioning here that not only Siang Valley but other parts of the state are also facing difficulties due to non-availability of road connecting state capital without touching Assam.

Arunachalee  people are facing numerous problems almost every week due to frequent bandh call and natural disaster like flood in neighbouring Assam, but no conscious citizens and public leaders raise their voice for its ultimate solution till today.

I would like to ask state government why it is not taking up the foot hill roads -- Roing to Pasighat via-Ayeng, Ruksin to Nari via-Namey, Nari to Likhabali via-Dipa, Likhabali to Kangku via-Kamcham, Kangku to Durpai via-Siloni, Durpai to Dollungmukh via-Tali-Rijo, Dollungmukh to Kimin, Kimin to Doimukh via Gumto, to connect  eastern parts of Arunachal with state Capital. Eastern parts of Arunachal also should get direct road through foot hills without touching Assam to sate capital. It will not only help the people to stay connected with capital but also play a vital role in safeguarding our own indigenous land in foot hills where rapid encroachment is made by neighbouring Assam.  

I also request the prominent NGOs including apex students bodies to think on this issue seriously, otherwise days will not far when we will have to produce outer line pass to neighbouring state to get reach in our own district.

Yours’

Jarchok Buchi Bogum

RGU, Doimukh.

 

 

In support of PR leader

Dear Editor,

This is in connection with the news items published in your esteemed daily under the caption “PR leader demands completion of PMGSY road” on Aug 31.

Being an educated soul of the same village I also appreciate Tali Dong for bringing out such important issues before the authorities.

Since Mona road connected Daporijo to Dong village wherein a lone reputed Jawahar Lal  Novodiya Vidhalaya (JNV) of the district is established and this small village is situated at bank of river Subansiri which may attract the attention of tourists, well furnished road is indispensable.

Therefore, I request our authorities to look into the matter and take up step for immediate completion of road. I also demand stern action against the contractor who left the works half done.

Yours’

Tagam Dong

PPG Institute of

Technology, Coimbatore

 

 

Give equal chance to all

Dear Editor,

I would like to request the secretary, UD department kindly review the advertisement regarding ref. No.DUD/Esst-537/2011-12/3913-17. Dated on 20th August, 2011. There are only four AUPO (Assistant Urban Program Officer) posts for the meritorious sports persons and Physically Handicapped. Your advertisement is totally neglecting the other unemployed Civil Engineers. If preferences are given to them only, then where other qualified candidates should apply for this particular post. I don’t think any privileges are needed to sport persons, especially in the Engineering department. In what basis, special privileges are given to them?  The Engineering department needs technically sound persons only. If this system continues near future, we need to become Engineer cum sports person and I don’t think sports subject is interconnected with any engineering activity. This is a completely un-acceptable for other unemployed persons. As an exceptional case, only one post should be reserved for physically handicapped person and remaining other posts should be for general APST unemployed Engineers. Please give equal privileges to one and all unemployed civil Engineers.

I cordially request to you please kindly review your advertisement and give equal chance to all.

Yours’                         

Neelam Laxman (Lachum), Itanagar.

 

 

 

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