2011

September -  06

News Highlights

 

AASSATA thanks state govt

ITANAGAR, Sep 5: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) Lower Subansiri district unit thanked Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin,  Education Minister Bosiram Siram, former education commissioner, Hage Khoda, State Project Director SSA PN Thungon and all the cabinet ministers for fulfilling the long pending demand of the association by enhancing the salary of teacher working under SSA.

The Lower Subansiri unit of AASSATA has called upon all the teachers working within the district in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general to devote themselves in their duties and make the students a nation builder.

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Eleven teachers gets state award

Teachers Day

ITANAGAR, Sep 5: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the Teachers Day toady.

Altogether 11 teachers (see list) were honoured with State Award  in a glittering function organized at Banquet Hall here on the occasion of Teachers  Day in presence of large number of Govt officers including commissioners, secretaries, senior officers, teachers and school children.

After  giving away the awards as chief guest, Fisheries and Industries Minister Tako Dabi highlighted the policy of the Govt in education sector with emphasis  on quality education that truely inspire the  children to shape their career.

He called for joint effort of the teachers and parents to improve the quality of education. Unless and until the teachers and parents work together for the betterment and quality of education in the schools, irrespective of Govt and  private schools, our progeny  continue to suffer, he observed.

Lauding the untiring efforts of teachers  and congratulating the award winners, he said this  is the best away to recognize the efforts of our teachers and Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a teacher of great repute and internationally acclaimed philosopher.

The service of teachers is highly noble as they are the architects of our future, true ambassadors of enlightenment and the knowledge, Dabi said. “Our expectations are very high and your responsibilities are higher,” he said and exhorted them to uphold the true spirit of education through dedication, discipline and responsibility.

Expressing concern over absenteeism in remote areas and attitude of some teachers to serve only in town areas, Dabi said such attitude causes distress to the students of rural areas. Admitting that still there are few sincere teachers  who are tirelessly imparting quality education,  Dabi, however, said that  efforts of only few teachers is not enough  to  improve the quality of education. He called for concerted efforts of all the teachers for overall development of education sector.

Education Secretary Bandhana Deori and Director of School Education Bodung Yirang also lauded the dedicated service of teachers and appealed them to continue to inspire the young generation for sustainable future.

On behalf of the awardees, Kamlesh Kumari Sen, while lauding the state Govt including education department for recognizing the services of teachers, said the  good gesture shown by the Govt  will motivate others to work with dedication and sincerity. DIPR

 

The Awardees

 

Shobnath Singh (AT), Govt Secondary School, Nirjuli, Bengia Takar (AT), Govt Primary School, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Dolem Ngadong (AT), Govt Secondary School, Manchal, Anjaw, Ram Narayan Thakur (AT), Govt ME  School, Kakaling, Tawang, Longcha Kimsing (AT), Govt ME School, Songking, Changlang, Gopalji Gupta (JT), ME School, Mani, Papum Pare, Sushil Chandra Hazarika (JT), Govt ME School, Kokila, Papum Pare, Dulal Sharma (JT), Govt  Secondary School, Dollungmukh, Lower Subansiri, Kiranjit Kaur (JT), Govt Hr Secondary School, Hayuliang, Anjaw, Nanjong Jugli (JT), Govt Primary School, Old Changlang, Changlang district and Kamlesh Kumari Sen, (ST), Govt Hr Secondary School, Raga, Lower Subansiri district.

 

 

Minor skirmish as 48 hours bandh begins

ITANAGAR, Sep 5: There are reports of some minor skirmish incidents as the 48-hour Capital bandh called by the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) began at 5 am today.

Though the security personnel deployed in the Capital chased away a group of agitators in the morning hours, they re-surfaced at around 11.30, barged into the office of the general manager, state transport, Papu Nallah and damaged the office properties including furniture. They also burnt down the establishment and pension-related files of personnel, informed Capital D C Bokar Basar today.  However, the agitators again fled way before the security personnel reached the spot, he informed.

The security personnel also lobbed tear gas in order to disperse a group of 7/8 people who resorted to stone pelting from hill top near Nirjuli on the state transport buses, the DC informed. In another incident, two motorcycles were burnt down near state zoo at around 7 in the evening, sources informed.

However, bandh crippled normal life as all mode of transport except state transport buses were off the road. Business and Govt establishments including banks and post offices remained closed and Govt offices recorded thin attendance.

This is the 3rd phase of bandh called by ANSU in protest against Govt alleged failure to deliver justice on reporter Pradeep Thakur issue.

Earlier, the students union gave two bandhs in support of its demands which included immediate arrest of the reporter, unconditional apology from him, revelation of the source of his derogatory remark and detailed call records of his two phone numbers.

The state government had declared the bandh illegal and directed its employees to attend offices or face disciplinary action. Capital District magistrate also promulgated section 144 Cr PC prohibiting carrying of any kind of lethal weapons including daos and lathis as well assembling of more than five persons at any public place within the Capital Complex.

 

Farmers advised to practice double cropping

CHANGLANG, Sep 5: Changlang ADC MC Roy advised the farmers to adopt latest agricultural technologies and practice double cropping by making full use of the limited farm land..

The farmers should not confine to paddy cultivation only. They should also practice horticulture, fisheries, animal  husbandry and sericulture etc to generate extra income, Roy said during an interaction programme of progressive farmers of Changlang with the scientist from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Deomali here on September 2.

Double cropping is a sustainable practice in which more than one crop is grown and harvested at the same time, on the same ground. It helps to naturally control pests, weeds and diseases while encouraging healthy soil, he said.

Emphasizing on the need to learn the latest technology and scientific methods of cultivation by farmers for high production, District Agriculture Officer, H. Chimyang said that the programmes mainly aimed at facilitating the farmers to interact directly with the KVK scientists. He informed that such kind of programme could not be held in the district in the last for three years due to non availability of a regular DOA.

Dr. N. Kumar, Program Coordinator KVK, Deomali gave emphasis on regular link between the farmers and scientist to know the latest technology development. Samki Zongsam, Chairperson, Anchal Samity, who is also a progressive farmer, appealed to organize such interaction programme in villages for the benefit of the ordinary farmers. He urged the participating progressive farmers to teach the fellow farmers in the village on the knowledge they have gained during the interaction programme.

All the subject specialist scientists, Dr. N. Kumar, Programme Coordinator, Jitu Moni Das, Scientist Main Subject(SMS) on Piggery and Fisheries, Rajdeep Dutta(SMS) Composite Farming, Pranabjit Phukan(SMS) Agriculture Extension officer  elaborately explained through power point presentation and clarified their doubts and various problems.

A large numbers of farmers from various villages of Changlang district viz. Phangtip, New Sumlam, New Changlang, Old Changlang, Bubang and Laktong participated.  

Meanwhile, it was informed during the interaction programme that Ginger cultivation in the district has been spoilt this year due to excessive rain. DIPRO

 

TIPS conducts workshop on preservation and protection of culture

KHONSA, Sep 5:  With broad objective to make the Nocte, the Wancho and the Tutsa people of Tirap aware of the significance and values of their indigenous culture and tradition, a workshop was organized by Tirap Indigenous People’s Society (TIPS) here on September 3 last.

Speaking on the occasion, Chaphung Wangsu, Secretary TIPS said that meaningful, harmonious and sustainable development is possible if culture and cultural forms are validated to meet the needs of the time.

A circle wise group discussion on the topic- “Socio-cultural problems and challenges faced by the Indigenous people of Tirap”, on which there was presentation by a member from each circle on the key points.

Tirap deputy commissioner W.Lowang, former minister T.Aboh, EAC T.Aran and P.Lowang, the patrons of TIPS gave views and suggestions on the means and ways for the cultural protection and presentation. They emphasized on the need to revive the spirit of multi-dimensional traditional educational institution (Paang or Paa), documentation of folk lore and rituals, reintroduction of traditional games and sports, encouraging the usage of local dialect etc.

N.Tanjang, the advisor of TIPS summarized the points of the workshop and highlighted on the strategies and activities that will be taken up by TIPS in near future.

 

MLA, DC undertake ardous journey to explore tourism potential

YINGKIONG, Sep 5: In a bid to explore tourism potential of Upper Siang district,  MLA Alo Libang and Upper Siang deputy commissioner Liyon Borang accompanied by a hosts of officers, panchayat members and public leaders undertook an ardous tour to Titapuri (Tsetapuri) under Tuting Sub-division of the district from August 19 to 29.

They visited the famous Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre where “Dhana Kosha,” the sacred lake of knowledge and wealth is situated to have a first hand knowledge for exploring tourism potentialities all along the route and to develop wayside amenities at appropriate locations to boost tourism in the district.

The team crossed Jido, Ngaming and Kuging villages on foot and trekked through hills crossing Soit, Mabi, Nunchak, Lama-tukkut, Kanebenggo and Pao-Lipik camps before reaching Dhana Kosha, the sacred destination.

Buddhists believe that a pilgrimage to this place and merely seeing the sight of this sacred lake, one’s obscurations of knowledge is cleared and negative karmas accumulated over the years are purified. For this, the Buddhists specially perform Kora (Circular walks around sacred lake/hills) to purify themselves.

The duo also visited Kora situated at a height of about 13700 feet above sea level and prayed for development of the district and world peace.

While expressing satisfaction on successful completion of the tour and getting various first hand inputs for follow-up actions, the duo appreciated Jumdo Diyum, DPO and his staff for excellent management of requirements, D. Lama, CO and team for advance arrangement at camps and Dr. K. Dai, DMO for medical coverage.

They also expressed gratitude to Api Tamut, ASM and villagers of Kuging, Ngaming and Jido for extending support, especially Donyi-Polo Gangging of Tuting for praying for safe journey and Kaden Jurmey, Lopon (Buddhist teacher) for accompanying and doing puja at the holy place for the team. The MLA and DC duo also met the villagers of Kuging, Ngaming and Tuting, Janbo, Miging and Singging and noted down their various grievances during their return trip. They also visited the famous Tuting monastery. DIPRO

 

DA tour remote circle to inspect projects

Anini, Sep 5: Dibang Valley deputy commissioner concluded his whirlwind tour of the district by visiting Mipi circle on September 3 last.

During the visit to the circle, DC Abu Tayeng inspected various on-going projects under BADP and other centrally sponsored schemes. Interacting with the circle officer, contractors and locals, DC emphasized on ensuring proper monitoring and quality work of all the ongoing projects in the circle.

The DC also expressed his firm determination and keen concern on improving school infrastructure in the district.  He urged panchayat member and villagers to safeguard the govt. infrastructure of the circle.

The DC also inspected new office and residential building construction, repairing work of the circle office, Mipi. He instructed the executing department to ensure timely completion of projects within the targeted time.

Further, the DC gave assurance to the CO to provide the necessary office equipments and required manpower to the circle office considering the remoteness of the circle headquarter. DIPRO

 

Fishery method demonstration organized at Deomali

ITANAGAR, Sep 5: Department of Fisheries, Tirap district organized a day-long method demonstration programme on ‘Different management measures of scientific fish culture’ under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Deomali today.

The programme consisted of a brief theory session followed by practical.

Rupnarayan  Pradhan, DFDO, Tirap district and Rajdeep Dutta, SMS (Fisheries), KVK Tirap explained the principles of different management techniques of scientific fish culture to the participants during the theory session.

Different management measures of scientific fish culture like determination of pH of a fish pond using pH paper, application of quick lime in a fish pond, application of different manures and fertilizers in a fish pond, supplementary fish feeding etc. were demonstrated to the participants during the practical session, which was conducted at Govt. Fish seed Farm Deomali.  

The demonstrations were conducted by R. Dutta, SMS, KVK;  P. Pillia, FO, Deomali;  H. Khoisia, FD and L. Wangsa, FD.

A total number of 20 fish farmers from 8 different villages of the district participated in the programme.

It is worth mentioning that the Department of Fisheries also organized a similar daylong method demonstration programme under ATMA at Kanuabari recently on August 29

Thirty-32 fish farmers of Kanubari area participated in the programme.

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EDITORIAL Readers Forum

 

Learn from Anna

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my views regarding the bandh calls organised by the student unions.

Earlier 'Bandh calls', were a relief from the daily duties, but since now it’s becoming like a trend, disrupting classes of  students, business, office etc. everyone is getting tired now! The student unions voice, seems is becoming dull. If the issue means so much to them they should try other alternatives to get themselves noticed. Anna Hazare has become a world phenomenon by just holding a fast, maybe they can take inspiration from him and maybe the general public too would give their whole hearted support to it. Its a request from the student community, who does not have a clue what their student leader is upto, to please kindly stop bandh calls. Last year’s the syllabus is still pending, this year we dont want to go through the same phase.

Yours,

Hano Usha,

Itanagar

 

 

Make healthcare accessible for all

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to share my wonderful experience during my visit to Govt Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Agartala for treatment of a close relative last month.

I have very nice experience with doctors, nurses and the staff of Hospital, who are dedicatedly rendering their services. Their soft spoken nature and special care for the patients is highly commendable, which I never experienced in any other Govt and private hospitals. All medical tests have been done free of cost and almost all the medicines prescribed by doctors are available in the hospital and medicine also distributed free of cost which is beneficial for every section of the society, especially the poor people. We must take a lesson from such a Govt Hospital.

Moreover, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the students from Arunachal Pradesh who are studying in Agartala for their cooperation during the  treatment of the patient.

On the other side, the Arunachal State Hospital at Naharlagun is no doubt rendering yeomen service to the people with good number of doctors, nurses but  it has been found that most of the prescribed medicines by doctors are not available in the hospital and people have to buy them from nearby pharmacies, which is not possible for all the people. Moreover, except few, all the medical tests has to be conducted in private laboratories.

Being a senior citizen of Arunachal Pradesh, I appeal the state Govt, especially the department of health and family welfare to take an example from Govt Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Agartala and request to make all kind of medical test available in the Arunachal State Hospital and provide  medicines free of cost for the benefit of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Yours,

Haryom Bam

Senior citizen

Itanagar

 

 

Change your policy

Dear Editor,

The write up of Kajal Chatterjee touched a nerve here also. I think it is high time India should change its policy in the north east. But before that a real leader should emerge spearheading the cause of the region. India should give up centralised policy especially in the seven sister states because the region is different culturally, socially and economically from other parts. I don't understand why each and every govt. in the centre takes us for just time pass!!!!

Yours,

Oyin

Pasighat , (on email)

 

 

 

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Climate cycles trigger conflict

 

A study has shown that cyclical climate events like the El Niño, which lead to a drop in food production, increase the likelihood of conflict in developing countries.

According to scientists, cyclical climatic changes double the risk of civil wars, with analysis showing that 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were triggered by the El Niño cycle,

Researchers connected the climate phenomenon known as El Niño, which brings hot and dry conditions to tropical nations and cuts food production, to outbreaks of violence in countries from southern Sudan to Indonesia and Peru.

The research, published in Nature, uses a statistical approach to show that the risk of a conflict doubles from 3% to 6% in El Niño cycles (which occur every three to seven years) in affected nations. Unaffected nations showed no such pattern.

The analysis shows that a fifth of the 250 civil conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were precipitated by hotter, drier weather. Differing levels of poverty, democracy and population did not alter the strength of the climate-conflict link, nor did the impact of the end of colonial rule in many countries by 1975.