NEW DELHI, Sept 09: Football in Arunachal Pradesh got a shot in the arm with Reading
FC (Reading Football Club) of UK expressing keen interest to explore the football
potential and personally groom the promising football players of the state.
A four-member delegation from UK today called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his
New Delhi office and had a detailed discussion on development of the game in the
Northeastern State. Tuki informed the delegation of the immense raw talent available
in the youths of the state and their passion for the game.
“Football is the favorite game in every nook and corner of my state. Talent and passion
are immeasurable. We just need proper guidance, training and exposure and I can assure
you of world class players,” the Chief Minister, a die-hard fan and player of the
The Reading FC members expressed desire to do a talent search in the state and take
under their umbrella sub-junior level players. Selected players would be then groomed
at the highest level at Reading FC football academy in UK.
According to Reading FC CEO Nogel Howe, the Club will send two coaches to Arunachal
Pradesh for preliminary assessment immediately at their own cost.
However, while narrating future plans for Arunachal, he said if things work out,
the Club will take on the onus of propagating and developing the game by placing
its coaches permanently in the state.
The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the Reading FC delegation for their interest
in tapping talents from the state. While assuring all cooperation in this noble endeavor
from his government, Tuki appreciated the offer to provide exposure to players from
the state at the international level.
Tuki informed the delegation of the State Sports Policy adopted recently by his government
and highlighted its finer aspects, which was commended by the premier European club.
Meanwhile, the Reading FC delegation invited the Chief Minister to witness one of
its games in the ongoing Barclay Premier League. Reading FC will be playing its next
game on September 16 against Tottenham and then face Albion on September 22.
The delegation comprised of, besides Howe, Reading FC Director Christopher Samuel,
President, Friends of Arunachal, UK, Alan Hitchins and Reading FC Advisor Tomo Nomuk,
a native of Arunachal, who was instrumental in facilitating the meeting.
Governor calls for disturbance-free environment in all developmental project sites
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J. J. Singh has
emphasized on interruption and disturbance free environment in all the developmental
project sites in the state and called upon the opinion makers and community leaders
to create conducive atmosphere in those sites so that projects are completed in time.
The Governor, who was briefed on the progress of work of the Adventure Tourism Camping
destination at Jote-Poma, near here stated that timely and proper implementation
of any project will be beneficial for the State and also for the local community.
The Governor has always been advocating for development of tourism potentials of
the state by creating upgraded tourism amenities within and outside the State.
Expressing his happiness over the pace of the project work, the Governor, who is
well aware of the Jote-Poma area, cautioned against any disturbance to the green
surroundings around the construction site.
Tourism Secretary Sonam Chombay, who is also the Director (Public Private Partnership
and Project monitoring Unit) apprised the Governor on the Adventure Tourism Project
at Raj Bhavan on September 7. He said that the Rs. 3.87 crore project, which commenced
on September 25, 2010, once completed will have a cafeteria, three cottages, picnic
hut, Children Park, parking and toilet facilities.
The Tourism Secretary informed that works on security fencing and protection wall
are completed. 90% of the cafeteria and cottages and 80% of the picnic hut and utility
facilities are also completed. Works of CC footpath, Children Park and landscaping
are in progress. He further informed that 80% of total earmarked fund has been released.
It may be mentioned here that the Governor General Singh laid the foundation stone
of the Adventure Camping destination site on August 6, 2010 in presence of the then
Tourism Minister Jarbom Gamlin, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretaries Nabam Rebia
and Gojen Gadi. Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, the then Tourism Secretary Bandana Deori,
senior government officers, Tour Operators, Panchayat leaders, besides villagers
from Jote, Poma and adjoining villages attended the function. PRO to Raj Bhavan
Prominent social reformer dies
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: One of the renowned figure of Nyishi community and head gaon burah
of Rach village under Sagalee area, Taba Doria passed away this evening after a prolonged
illness. The nonagenarian leader who was 95 years old at the time of death has been
suffering from multiple age-old related diseases for last few months. Late Doria
is the father of former Sagalee constituency MLA Taba Hania, who is equally popular
leader as his late father.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at Rach village, the ancestral village
of late Doria. He was recipient of many awards for his outstanding contribution
in the field of social development. He is considered to be pioneer in Nyishi community
for embracing education and social development during NEFA days. He received a commendation
certificate for social work in the year 1977 from then Lieutenant Governor of NEFA.
He was also awarded as the best farmer of Papum Pare (Horticulture) in 2005 and
in the same year he also received appreciation letter for outstanding performance
in the field of judicial/social work on auspicious occasion of Republic day at Sagalee.
Late Doria was expert in Nyishi customary law and also played a crucial role in bringing
development and education in the Sagalee area. He was one of first persons to develop
contacts with outside world when development started in Sagalee area. He was oldest
serving gaon burah of Papum Pare district.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and the rank and file of Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Committee (APCC) have expressed deep shock at the passing away of Taba Doria. A prominent
social worker, orator par excellence and expert in customary laws, the nonagenarian
was loved by one and all for his down to earth disposition, Tuki said in his condolence
message, adding that he would be always remembered for his invaluable contributions
to the society. Doria was Tuki’s maternal uncle.
An ASM for two terms and the head gaon budha till his death, he was respected by
one and all, Tuki recalled while joining the Congress family in conveying condolences
to the bereaved family and praying for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
His death is an irreparable loss for the party as Doria was a great Congress lover,
APCC general secretary TC Tok said in the condolence message.
“He was a renowned social reformer, expert in Nyishi customary laws and a fatherly
figure of Sagalee area respected by all,” Sagalee ZPM Abraham K Techi said while
expressing deep shock over passing away of Doria. “It would be very difficult to
filled the vacuum created by his death, Abraham said.
Meanwhile, Tebw Lappa Welfare society has expressed sadness over passing away of
one of the senior clan member. In a release society while remembering the immense
contribution made by late Doria towards upliftment of Nyishi community hope that
young generation of Nyishi community will always remember him for his contributions.
RBI raises 3 Commercial rubber nurseries
Siang belt achieves milestone in rubber production
RUKSIN, Sept 09: The Rubber Board of India (RBI) has achieved a milestone by bringing
7,000 ha of land under rubber cultivation under Ruksin rubber field station, which
also included parts of West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley district.
The Ruksin rubber field station set up by RBI under its Tezpur regional office initially
targeted 672 hectares plantation including three Siang districts. As a result, rubber
plantations are in progress on the hills of East Siang, West Siang, Lower Subansiri
and Lower Dibang Valley districts along the foothills.
Official sources said that rubber plants in 1,200 hectares of land at Ngorlung, Niglok,
Bilat, Nari, Telam, Seren and Dipa in East Siang district have matured, while plantation
at bordering Assam under the field station is on progress. The RBI also developed
3 “Commercial Nurseries” in the region to meet the sapling demands of the local farmers.
Currently, an average of 62-65 ton of rubber is produced annually from these rubber
fields which are supplied to a Guwahati based marketing agency.
Sources further informed that the NE states, including Arunachal, have achieved rubber
plantation in 4.50 lakh hectares, which is covering 25 percent of the total land.
About 5 percent of the India’s rubber production is produced from the NE states,
which is expected to rise up to 50 percent in the coming years. Cost of planting
materials in other production activities are being reimbursed to the growers and
financial assistant ranging from Rs 35,00 to Rs 42.500 has been given to the news
planters in a form of subsidy. The RBI expects to achieve a highest point of rubber
production within 2025.
Cultivation of rubber plant is very easy with low maintenance cost, Additional Rubber
Production Commissioner of Guwahati Zonal office, K.G. Mohanan, who along with Parliamentary
Secretary for Trade & Commerce; Phosum Khimhun, visited the area early this year,
said. He had suggested the state government for funding in plantation activities
and infrastructure development of the ‘Rubber Producer Societies’ under the state
It is pertaining to mention here that Regional Manager (RBI), M P Monilal visited
the plantation sites of East Siang and other sites during the early part of 2008
to encourage rubber cultivation.
The trend of growing of rubber in Arunachal is expected to cross 10,000 hectare mark
during 2011-12 registering a growth of almost 90 percent in area coverage as compared
to the year 2010-11. The percentage share of Arunachal in area coverage was negligible
during 1990-91 but in 2009-10, it increased up to 0.17 pc (12000 Ha.) and production
share has also been increases up to 0.02 percent this year.
Bamboosa Library gets a new RRRLF Children’s Book Corner
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The Dept of Public Libraries is all ready to support and strengthen
the library movement to reach to the remote corners of Lohit and Anjaw. The NGO groups
and book lovers must make the best of the many schemes available for libraries, said
Tarak Mize, Dy Director, Public Libraries, Itanagar as he declared open the Children’s
Book Corner of Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata (RRRLF) at Bamboosa
Library, Tezu, the first of such kind in eastern Arunachal and the second in the
Appreciating the VT-AWIC Youth library activists for their spirited reading campaign
programmes for the last 5 years, he urged them to keep up their reading and writing
activities. Lamenting the steep fall in the spirit of reading among the Arunachalee
young people in the recent times, he reminded them that their future lies only in
reading. “You have to grow outside the textbooks and parents and teachers must take
interest in the Library movement,” he said.
Mize read out the message of benediction to the Lohit youth Library readers from
the Director, J. Borang, who was not able to attend the function due to indisposition.
He also presented to the libraries a set of 30 copies of “General Knowledge of Arunachal”
authored by him.
KN Dey, RRRLF Coordinator at the Library directorate, Itanagar elaborated on the
various schemes and programmes available under Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation,
(RRRLF) Kolkata, a unit of the central Govt, to make libraries attractive and cater
to even neo-literates and physically challenged people. He informed that RRRLF has
already provided 11 library buildings in the state.
“Though the NGO-run libraries are attractive and far more reader-friendly than the
Govt. libraries, they will be able to grow and serve the people only when the educated
people come forward to strengthen their functioning.”
Delivering the presidential address on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner, Lohit,
EAC G K Paul Chaudhury reminded the parents and teachers of the dangerous trend of
declining reading habits in Lohit, and urged them to inculcate a love of books in
the young from early days. He also warmly applauded the dedicated efforts of the
youth library activists, as an act of selfless service.
“Let each Mishmi home have its own private library!” This was the appeal of Bapenlu
Kri, UPO, Anjaw and a patron of Bamboosa Library, as she highlighted the growth of
the youth libraries in spreading the joy of reading among the common people, esp,
the Govt school students.
Speaking on behalf of DL&IO, Lohit, L. Raatan, Jr. Librarian, District library Tezu,
gave an account of the history of public libraries in Lohit & Anjaw and their contribution
to the educational development of the youth of the district since 1950s.
The audience cheered heartily as Kr. Ashish Singh, the very first reader of Bamboosa
Library read out a humorous story on reading habits and Kr. Abhinav Dwivedi, and
Ms. Manisha Halai, shared touching experiences of their association with Bamboosa
and APNE libraries.
Earlier, the Coordinator, VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, outlined the growth of the
youth libraries from a humble tenement into a vibrant movement, thanks to the generous
patronage of the DCs of Lohit, public leaders, parents, teachers as well as patrons
from all over India and abroad, who took pains to contribute in cash and kind. Etalo
mega, I/c, Bamboosa Library read out the benedictory messages received from within
the country and from England, USA and Singapore.
The highlight of the celebrations was a scintillating display of skits, poetry recitations
and story reading by reader-activists from Bamboosa, Police Welfare and CALSOM libraries
of Tezu and APNE Library, Wakro. The skit “Kayum Sa” (the Black Boy) in Mishmi language
on George Washington Carver, a great negro agric scientist by APNE Library, Wakro
was a thrilling experience for the audience with a brilliant show by Priya Ngi as
Carver. Equally impressive was the English skit “Friendship” on King Arthur from
British history which brought out the expertise of the Bamboosa Library activists
in handling various roles. This was followed by endearing poetry recitations by the
reader activists ( ‘Welcome, rain..’ by CALSOM, “Ibn Batuta” by Police Welfare and
“Rainbow” by Bamboosa) to conclude with the famous “You read to me, I’ll read to
you” by APNE Library, Wakro.
Sokhep Kri, State Editor (Gazetteers) Itanagar, and the Itanagar Convener of the
Lohit Youth Library Movement, thanked the RRRLF Kolkata, the Dept of Public Libraries,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, and all the patrons, well-wishers and the district administration
for their support and encouragement since inception of Bamboosa Library; and specially
Tezu MLA Karikho Kri, Surajmal Jalan Charitable Trust, Dibrugarh and the DCs and
DDSEs of Lohit and Anjaw, for support in conducting various activities under the
Later in the evening, Mize and team visited the RRRLF Children’s Book Corner at the
Bamboosa Library and had active interactions with readers, volunteers, parents and
State Level Science Fest
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The three days State Level Science Festival was formally inaugurated
by Education Minister Bosiram Siram yesterday at State Bharat Scouts and Guides Complex,
Polo Colony, Naharlagun.
Altogether, 175 students from schools run under the Arunachal Siksha Vikash Samity
(ASVS) are participating in Science Exhibition, Science Seminar, Science Quiz, Science
Experimentation and Science Aptitude tests during the fest. Addressing the inaugural
function Siram lauded the untiring efforts of ASVS for promoting quality education
in the state.
He also appreciated the hard works rendered by the teaching communities and management
of the ASVS and added that education is the process by which we conserve valuable
elements in our culture.
The Minister also advising the participating students said wining in the events is
not much important but participation in such events matters most which motivates
us to improve the quality of our life.
Further, briefing about the state government’s education policies he said participation
of these organizations have become essential in creating conducive atmosphere for
the development of education in true spirit and quality Human Resource development.
While responding to a Memorandum submitted on the occasion by ASVS Joint Secretary
Tadar Tania, the Minister assured a computer education centre at Abotani Vidya Niketan
Secondary school under the relevant central scheme. He also assured to look into
the other demands of the samiti and donated Rs 20,000 to fest organizer.
Earlier the Siram inaugurated the science exhibition and congratulated the participating
students from across the state.
The Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan, Vigyan Pramukh, NE States, Tapan
Sarma also briefed about the motive of organizing state level Science Fest. He informed
the winners of the state level competition would go for NE regional level fest and
National level fest.
The General Secretary, ASVS, Nabam Ruja highlighted the activities of ASVS and the
State level Science fest programme organized under the ASVS in every academic year.
New colony foundation stone laid
Aalo, Sept 09: Yodi Momen Colony has got the recognition from district administration
with deputy commissioner Marnya Ete unveiling the foundation stone of the colony
Addressing the gathering on the occasion of declaration of the colony, the DC said
that formation of committees at various colonies assumes utmost importance to curb
unwanted elements at their level to help the district administration and hinted on
convening a meeting of representatives of all colonies to contain any disturbing
elements detrimental to peace.
Pointing towards dwindling academic graph and spirit of competitiveness among the
young generation of the district, he said that cultural extravaganzas and amusements
are also part of our life but parents should give more stress on academic interests
of their children to produce intellectuals and good citizen for our society. Though
the district administration cannot give tall promises to undertake welfare activities
of the colony but all possible help and assistance will be provided on need base,
Aalo ADC Moki Loyi and President Donyi Polo & Indigenous Faith, Pakjum Ete also dwelt
at length on unity and cooperation among the colony dwellers.
Kirba Sora, EE PHED Yinkiong, Bejum Ado Secy, Kard Karbak, President and Bomge Sora
disclosed that the need for a separate colony was necessitated due to growth in population
and to initiate welfare measures as a recognized colony. They pointed out the problems
faced by the colony for the last 12 years pertaining to electricity, community hall,
proper drainage system and erosions in the colony and appealed concerned departments
to address the woes at their level. The rejoicing colony members presented wide variety
of cultural programme on the occasion. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Fish seeds released at Sipit river
AALO, Sept 9: Fish seeds consisting of 15,000 Indian Major Carp and Common Carp were
released at Sipit river of Gette village of Upper Siang district yesterday by Talo
Jerang, EAC, Yingkiong amidst huge gathering of officers, GBS and public leaders.
It was done under “River Ranching Programme” initiated by the Directorate of Fishery
GoAP aiming at augmenting fish population in rivers.
While welcoming the gathering K. Chisi, DFDO explained the objective and importance
of river ranching and informed that the programme was 1st of its kind in the district
and 2nd in the state. Jerang urged the village Kebang to preserve fish population
and make Sipit a model river with abundant fish for attracting tourists. He also
explained how the traditional fishing methods were eco-friendly and conducive to
fish preservation but deplored present trend of depleting rivers in the name of traditional
practice by adopting various objectionable methods. He also distributed 3 units of
fishing gears to progressive fish farmers of the village under “Fish Farmer Development
Among others, J. Diyum DPO, Bading Teng, P/Leader, PRI Members and GBS also spoke
on the occasion. DIPRO
3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Tourney in Nov
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The third Yaja Waii Memorial state level T20 Cricket Tournament
will begin from the second week of November, informed East Kameng District Sports
Officer Karbia Dodum today.
The cash prize for the winner would be enhanced from Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs and
runners up from Rs.1 lakh to Rs 2 lakhs. The man of the series would be given a motorcycle,
Dodum, also the chairman of the organizing committee informed.
A team from each district with recommendation from the concern deputy commissioner
and district sport officer can participate in the tourney. The semi finalist of second
edition would be allowed to participate, he added.
Block level meeting on PYKKA held
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: A block level meeting of Chayangtajo, Bameng West and Papu Valley
East was held on September six last for the implementation of One Time Seed Capital
Grant under Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA), for infrastructural development
at village level.
Chairing the meeting, East Kameng District Sports Officer Karbia Dodum informed that
the scheme will be implemented in four blocks. Dodum, who also is the DSO in-charge
of West Kameng, further stated that the same scheme will also be implemented at Singchung
and Thrizino in the West Kameng.
International literacy day
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: State Resource Centre Arunachal Pradesh (SRCAP) observed the International
Literacy Day at Telam Gram Panchayat under Nari Block of East Siang district.
Nilav J Gohain, Assistant Director, SRCAP dwelt at length on the importance of being
literate and motivated the adult learners. He also highlighted the importance of
observing International Literacy Day.
ASM Komni Nyodu also encouraged the effort and assured possible support to SRCAP
in carrying out their literacy activities.
Gram Panchayat members and leaders, adult learners and local villagers attended the
DSA football tournament in memory of Jumke Bagra from Sep 20
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The 29th DSA football tournament, 2012 organized under the banner
of the West Siang District Sports Association (DSA) in memory of Jumke Bagra will
be held at Aalo General Ground from September 20.
All the 16 participating teams are divided into four pools of four,defending champion
Darka YC will meet Kabu SC in the opener while the final would be played on October
The participating teams are, (Pool A) Darka YC, Kabu SC, ADC Yomcha, R2 Tadin, (Pool
B), KFC, ADC Basar, Memo FC, JBC, (Pool C) BPSC, ADC Mechukha, DPGC, ADC Rumgong,
(Pool D) Pobdi SC, ADC Kamba, Kombo Bodin, Bene SC.
Training on scientific cultivation of black gram
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Changlang conducted training on ‘Scientific
cultivation of Black gram’ for farmers in Longtom village of Changlang district on
September 7 and 8. Altogether 28 farmers attended the training programme.
The subject matter specialist (agronomy) explained and educated the farmers about
scientific cultivation of the crop.
A farmer-scientist interaction session was also held where in the farmers got their
Panchayati Raj convention
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The state government has planned to organize 2 days massive convention
on Panchayati Raj at the IG Park here on October 20 and 21.
The convention to be attended by Union Minister for PR & Tribal Affairs KC Deo, Union
Minister for RD Jairam Ramesh and Union Minister of State for Social Welfare & Child
Development Krishna Tirath, would discuss on main agenda, Devolution of Power to
the PRIs in the state.
About 10,000 Panchayat members from all over the State from Zilla Parishad, Anchal
Samiti and Gram Panchayat levels are likely to participate in the convention.
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli observed the 5th Foundation Day
at its E-Sector Prayer Centre today.
Dagmo Jini, President Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli released Donyi Polo Kargu Gamgi
book authored by Gumyir Taba (Kato) on the occasion.
Tama Mindo, renowned local Galo Priest, appealed for preservation and promotion
of indigenous faith and culture.
Dr. Tai Nyori, former President, Toni Koyu, former IFCSAP president, and Jomnya Siram
also spoke on the occasion.
Emin Rumi, General Secretary, highlighted the various achievements of the Kargu Gamgi
in the last one year.
Solung celebrated at Namsai
ITANAGAR, Sept 09: The Adi community of Namsai celebrated Solung festival with traditional
fervour at Namsai Solung-Mopin ground yesterday.
Joining the celebration, Minister for PWD, Finance and Planning Chowna Mein said
that festivals mirror the culture of the people and reflect the best aspects of their
lives. Appreciating the Adi members of Namsai area for organizing the festival in
a befitting manner, Mein emphasized on involvement of participants from entire district.
Local MLA, Nang Sati Mein while extending festival greetings to everybody appreciated
the Adi people for jealously guarding their own culture and tradition. She extorted
all present to be hard working, progressive thinking and to promote social and communal
Festival celebration committee president Gonong Pertin stressed on blend of tradition
with modernity for development.
Release of an audio album called ‘Lotong Appun’, display of traditional folk dance,
modern dance and melodious song were some of the main attractions of the day long
On the occasion Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) felicitated meritorious Adi student of Lohit
The festival was attended by all officers and prominent public leader of Namsai
56 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
India’s ranking declined by three places to 59th position in the Global Competitiveness
Index 2012-2013 of the World Economic Forum (WEF), owing to “disappointing performance”
in the basic factors underpinning competitiveness.
The country, which was once ahead of Brazil and South Africa, now trails them by
some 10 places and lags behind China by a margin of 30 positions.
The global list was topped by Switzerland for the fourth consecutive year, followed
by Singapore in second position and Finland in third position, which overtook Sweden
Among the top ten competitive countries, the Netherlands was ranked in the 5th place,
followed by Germany (6th), the United States (7th) and United Kingdom (8th), Hong
Kong (9th) and Japan (10th).
“India continues to be penalised for its disappointing performance in the areas
considered to be the basic factors underpinning competitiveness,” the news agency
PTI said while quoting the report.
The report noted that India’s infrastructure is largely “insufficient” and “ill-adapted”
to the needs of the economy. Moreover the country also faces problem areas such as
corruption and bureaucracy.
WEF however, said that despite “challenges”, India does possess a number of strengths
in the more advanced and complex drivers of competitiveness.
“India can rely on a fairly well developed and sophisticated financial market that
can channel financial resources to good use, and it boasts reasonably sophisticated
and innovative businesses,” WEF said.
Let us impress upon our children to dress and behave properly
It reveals through the media that young women are molested or atrocities meted out
to them. It is a grave concern for all the parents who love their children more than
It is a well known fact that all the parents in these modern days take care of their
children in every possible way right from their birth to education till their proper
establishment. They provide all type of comfort so that their children could excel
in their academic career. I do agree that we should grant freedom of speech to be
a good orator, freedom of expression to do away with shyness and freedom of education
to be successful person in life, but the freedom of dress being enjoyed by the young
women of present days are beyond its limit. I do not mean that a dress code should
be enacted especially for the young women and school going girls students but it
looks good categorically when women wear cloth decently in their schools, colleges,
working places and even in their personal life. In this direction, good steps have
been taken up by the Government schools, but certain private schools are yet to see
its ray. It is so awkward when young girls wear miniskirts. There is a general query
that what would be atmosphere of that family and the institution where they live
What is generally observed that exposing a body parts has become a kind of fashion
for today’s young generation which they adopted from the glamorous world like Cinemas
and TV shows. Women could be more beautiful and attractive in their soft spoken,
good manner and decent way of life. For some it might be a matter of pride to expose
their body parts and thinks it as their birth rights, but it seems that these children
are being swayed away by the modern storms which are blowing them away in to the
jaws of death and destruction. But then what about we parents! Don’t we lead them
to the snare by ignoring them? How could we lose our children’s life for the sake
of a mere dress!
I agree that as parents our eyes are blindfolded and we do not see them in that sense
as we are adapted to it since their birth, but what about the wolves and hyenas prowling
around if a daughter is wearing a dress that attracts the sensitivity of the onlookers
or a dress that is not acceptable to the Society ?
We come to know through media that many organizations including women welfare organizations
are expressing anguish over molestation, rape, murder and other atrocities meted
out to the weaker section of the society, especially the young generation. However,
no one has pondered upon the causes behind it, whereas the cause and its solution
lie in the hands of parents and the children themselves. Here, some may question
how had that happened to my children though she was not used to it ? The answer is
simple, it was victimized due to ignition created by another show off children. Today
it has happened to theirs, tomorrow it may happen to yours. So why not the parents,
brothers, uncles and aunts take up the responsibility to discourage the children
from wearing such vulnerable dresses and impress upon them to dress and behave properly.
Lastly, an appeal is made to the women organizations and the associations to voice
against such prevailing atmosphere that has penetrated deep into our family and
the society like a killer cancer and lay down necessary Dos and Do nots on dress
and also ban the sale of certain clothes not worthy to be worn by the young girls.
H C Tok
Ganga village, Itanagar
Pollution and twin capital city
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I want to put forward a big issue
regarding the ratio of pollution and development in the capital complex.
Our capital is in such a condition these days that there is just a narrow gap between
us and the pollution. It is accepted that greater development leads to greater pollution,
but in our twin capital city, there is no balance between pollution and development
and pollution is growing rapidly than development process.
We can not only blame the authorities for the increasing polluted environment, people
are also responsible for it. Management alone will not able to do anything without
the support of people. People of our town should equally shoulder responsibility
to save environment and control pollution. It is our town, keep it clean.