ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The State Bank of India under its Community Service Banking Programme
donated an ambulance (Tata Sumo) to Ramakrishna Mission, Aalo in a simple function
in the SBI Regional Business office premises here, today afternoon.
Debu Maharaj of Rama Krishna Mission, Itanagar, on behalf of Ramkrishna Mission Aalo,
received the key of the vehicle from Rajnish Kumar, Chief General Manager (CGM),
SBI, North East Circle, Guwahati.
Before handing over the key, CGM Kumar said that the ambulance has been donated under
its Community Banking Service programme for providing better mobile medical facilities
to poor and needy people of Aalo and remote villages of the district at free of cost.
Informing about SBI’s community service, Kumar said that similar type of vehicle
was also donated by SBI two days ago in Silchar, Assam. He said that SBI has already
donated fans, water purifiers etc. to many schools and taken up aforestation activities
like tree plantation in the premises of various educational institutions in the region.
Expressing gratitude to the SBI and CGM in particular for donating the ambulance,
Debu Maharaj said that the vehicle will be of great help to us in providing better
health care services to poor and downtrodden.
The function was also attended by Ashutosh Guha, Regional Managar, SBI Regional Business
office, Itanagar and other staff of the bank.
Bob Marley Festival- a tribute to the legend
Itanagar, Feb 27: “Revolutionary artist” and “Rasta Prophet” are just a few names
that people all over the world would recognize Bob Marley with. Marley is regarded
as one of the greatest musicians of the world and has the great ability to inspire
people in every race and culture. His songs are great way to inspire people to come
together. Generations of Arunachalee youngsters too have grown up listening to the
music of reggae legend.
As a tribute to legendary revolutionary and to celebrate his birthday on 2nd March
2013 with the theme “music for peace and brotherhood”, a music festival is being
organized. Festival will feature some good musician of the state and paving opportunity
for the talent. A day long celebration will feature musical personalities and their
performances from neighboring state. Besides, on the sideline painting, calligraphy,
face paint and etc are the few activities we would like to introduce. Through this
festival, a strong message of peace and brotherhood will spread across the state
and among the people attending festival from different races and community.
Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter
and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rock steady
and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981).
Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is
credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a
Marley's music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he
is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of
Jamaica. His best-known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could
You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Get Up Stand Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One
Love" and, "Three Little Birds", as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier"
and "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after
his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also
known as one Diamond in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide.
Bob Marley Festival is initiative of Phoenix Rising, an event management group based
in Itanagar headed by Bobby Hano a diehard fan of Bob Marley. Event is supported
by The Arunachal Times newspaper and Eclectic Vibes as Media Partner and Eclipse
as Associate Partner.
A documentary film on Ziro Festival of Music held last year will also be screened
during the festival. Festival ground will have food court, tarot card reader, photo
display of renowned photographers of the state such as Arif Siddique, Jummar Basar,
Dewan Gamlin, Luvjoy Choker and etc. This is one festival you cannot afford to miss.
On 2nd March all the road of capital will lead to Dree ground where festival will
Amendment on AFSPA only after reviewing ground realities: Govt
New Delhi, Feb 27: The government on Wednesday said any decision on amending the
Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act will be taken only after taking into consideration
the ground reality where it is in force and no time frame can be given on the issue
of changing the controversial legislation.
Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said the issue of repealing/amending
AFSPA has been under consideration of the government and Justice Jeevan Reddy Committee
and the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) have also made certain recommendations
on the subject.
"Now the Group of Ministers has to take a final decision on the ARC recommendation.
On direction of the GoM, comments of the state governments concerned on the ARC recommendation
have been called for.
"On such security-related issued, all factors, including the ground reality are taken
into consideration before taking a decision and hence no time limit can be specified,"
Ramachandran told Rajya Sabha.
Several groups and political parties in Jammu and Kashmir and north eastern region
have been demanding either repeal or amendment to AFSPA which has been in force in
some of the disturbed regions in the country. PTI
Parliament panel against consideration of mercy pleas in rape cases
New Delhi, Feb 27: Against the backdrop of December 16 Delhi gang-rape, a Parliamentary
panel has recommended that mercy petitions should generally not be considered in
cases of rape and murder and reasons for any grant of pardon should be made public.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home, while suggesting changes to the Criminal
Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012, felt that discretionary power to grant clemency should
be used judiciously, particularly in cases when the courts at the higher levels have
upheld death sentence.
Though the issue of clemency was not part of its mandate, the panel made suggestions
after some members raised the matter, sources said.
The committee, in its report adopted yesterday, felt that application for clemency
should generally not be considered in rape and murder cases. The committee also felt
that mercy petitions should be disposed of expeditiously.
Under the Constitution, the President's clemency powers can only be exercised under
the advice of the government.
Article 72 gives power to the President to grant pardons, and to suspend, remit or
commute sentences in certain cases.
"The President shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions
of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted
of any offence," the Article says.
The recommendation assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop of demands
for death penalty for the rapists of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi on December 16,
last year. The girl, a paramedical student, was raped and brutally assaulted by six
persons in a moving bus, because of which she died 16 days later.
The committee also wanted that the reasons for granting clemency should also be made
public as in the case of awarding death sentence by courts which is open for public
Mobile medical camp held
KHONSA, Feb 27: A mobile medical camp was held at Pansumthong village, about 12 Km
from here under the aegis of Tirap District Heath Society today.
The camp was conducted by Dr. Nong Borang, DRCHO and his team.
The Nutrition Day was also observed in the village in which about 80 villagers both
young and old enthusiastically participated. Dr Borang gave a PowerPoint presentation
on health scenario of the state and the district.
The team of doctors screened a number of patients and distributed medicines free
of cost. Children were immunized and pregnant and lactating mothers checked and given
Dr Borang advised the villagers to maintain proper health and hygiene and always
take boiled water.
The villagers expressed their happiness and urged Dr Borang to conduct more such
camps in future also.
It may be mentioned that the village has no health centre. The patients have to be
taken either to Borduria or Khonsa. DIPRO
Bomdila celebrates Nyokum Yullo
BOMDILA, Feb 27: Bomdila having the distinction of celebrating Nyokum for the last
two decades or so celebrated Nyokum the day before on a much larger scale with traditional
fervor and gaiety at Kameng club, here.
Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, MLA cum Chairman APEDA Kumsi Sidisow
impressed on the need to harness the youth energy and channelize it in the right
direction. The youths with their vision, strength and sincerity can pave the way
for the betterment of the society. But all along the youths need to stick to their
roots and work tirelessly for the upkeepment of the rich culture and traditions that
we have inherited from our ancestors, he said. It will be for us to carry forward
the rich and unique legacy, he added.
Impressed by the scenic beauty of Papu valley in East Kameng during his whirlwind
attendance and appearances in various pre-Nyokum celebrations in the district, MLA
Kumsi exuded the hope that the Tourism industry will go a long way in changing the
face of the state.
The chief Patron of the celebration MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for HPD RT Khunjuju
enthusiastically attended the daylong programme and proved to be the guiding factor
of the celebration.
Rikam Pada, Buya, traditional dances some with a touch of modernity, community feast
etc were some of the highlights of the daylong celebration.
In the morning, Chairman Celebration Committee Bimal Welly hoisted the Nyokum flag
and delivered the welcome address.
Secretary R Tabam, DTO dwelt on the mythology of Nyokum. DIPRO
Attending the Nyokum celebrations at Seppa as chief guest, Arunachal Pradesh State
Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena greeted the people and wished for
prosperity and happiness in everyone’s life. He underlined the significance of celebrating
festivals like, Nyokum Yullo, through which amity and brotherhood among the people
of different tribes cutting across caste, creed and colour prevails in strengthening
social fabric. He also praised the people for maintaining peace and harmony.
CE visits PHED Mega project
RUKSIN, Feb 27:The Chief Engineer of Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Department
(PHED), Eastern Zone Lupalum Kri today visited Drinking Water Mega project at Ledum
in East Siang district and took stock of its progress.
The much hyped projects worth Rs 17 crore was started in 2007 and its scheduled time
of completion was April, 2011. The project came to halt after completion of 90 percent
Later, an additional fund amounting to Rs 2.80 crore under Special Plan Allocation
(SPA) was released for resumption of the remaining works.
The drinking water project is covering 30 villages under Bilat, Ruksin and Sille-Oyan
circles under Ruksin sub-division.
The CE accompanied by superintending engineer Sentum Yomcha and Executive engineer
of Pasighat PHED divisional Oyuk Padung also visited different sites under the mega
project. Assuring early supply of GI pipes required for distribution of drinking
water in the covered villages, the CE instructed department engineers to complete
the remaining works of the project within the month of April-May of current year.
He also assured to imitate early repairing of DI water pipelines breached by RWD
at Bilat portion.
Lupalum, who earlier served as as SE of the department at Miao division in Changlang
district promoted to CE of PHED during January this year.
Refresher training for in-service teacher
ROING, Feb 27: Five days block level refresher training for in-service teacher of
Roing-Meka under SSA, District Mission block began at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.
Attending the inaugural programme, Roing ADC W Tikhak exhorted the teachers to update
on the latest methods of teaching to impart quality education to the student. Saying
that teachers are the nation builders, he urged them to live upto society’s expectation
by discharging their noble duty with utmost sincerity and dedication. He suggested
them to take full benefit of the training.
DIET Roing Principal M Koyu, in his key note address advised the teachers to try
to understand the psychology of the student as well as their emotion, mental and
physical development for imparting quality education.
He said that attending the refresher course is a must in order to update their knowledge
since learning is a continuous process. He asked them to apply in the classroom whatever
they have learnt from the training to make this training meaningful.
T Tatak, DDSE cum DPO and Abu Saring, DAEO also spoke on the occasion exhorting the
teachers to be attentive and to take full advantage of the training programme.
Siky Mikhu, co-ordinator, Pedagogy, J S Mehra, B N Tiwari and B N Battacharjee, Lecturers
DIET and A Prasad, Headmaster, Govt Middle School are the resource persons of the
LS Youth Cong leaders organise awareness meet on fire safety
DAPORIJO, Feb 27: Members of Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Western Parliement visited
Sigin colony and organized a fire safety awareness programme.
While expressing grief and sorrow over death of a mother and her two children in
the recent fire accident in the Colony, Loksabha Youth Congress, Western Parliament,
President Dikto Yekar said that frequent fire incident in Daporijo has become a cause
of grave concern not only for the common people but also the state government.
Though many precious lives have lost in fire accidents in Daporijo in the last recent,
no one is coming out to investigate the real cause of such fire, he said. He advised
the youths to be vigilant on the matter as the rumor of hands of anti-social people
behind such fire incident can not be ruled out.
He urged people to be extra cautious while handling fire, fire place, LPG, lighting
candle etc and organize fire safety awareness programme in their own by not only
depending much on the government authority. He also urged them to follow the traditional
fire prevention rules.
They also distributed rice to affected family of the fire mishap in Sigin colony.
Cherum Chera Welfare Society also donated blanket and mosquito nets to all the fire
victims and promised to contribute any kind of service for the welfare of the society
DLMC meeting on CSS, SPA, NLCPR held
LONGDING, Feb 27: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) of Longding district
was held at Longding yesterday. The progress of various schemes under SPA, NLCPR,
DoTCL, ACA, PM’s Package and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes pertaining to Longding
District was reviewed in the meeting.
The Chairman of the DLMC briefed about the importance of DLMC meeting. He urged the
executing departments to avoid duplicity while taking up new schemes and also maintain
quality of the works. He told the Executing department to bring supporting photographs
of all the ongoing schemes in the next DLMC meeting to make it more meaningful and
transparent. He urged the Administrative Officers to monitor all the projects in
their respective jurisdiction and submit the report.
The work departments were asked to hand over the schemes to the user agency as and
when the work got completed so that the objective of the project was achieved.
Earlier, DPO cum Member Secretary DLMC, Longding Okep Tayeng, informed that the
government has made it mandatory to conduct the meeting quarterly. He also informed
the house that in order to streamline the Monitoring process, government has notified
Circle Level Monitoring Committee, Sub Divisional Monitoring Committee and District
Level Monitoring Committee. He urged the Executing Departments to show their work
through power point in the future meetings.
All Administrative Officers, ZPMs, EE PWD (Longding/ Kanubari, EE WD/WRD/Power/PHED)
and DPO i/c Longding attended the meeting. DIPRO
Workshop on NMMI
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: A two days workshop on “National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI)”
began at a city based hotel here today. The workshop is jointly organised by the
Department of Horticulture, GoAP and National Committee on Plasticulture Application
in Horticulture (NCPAH). Addressing the participants, Egam Basar, Assistant Director
of Horticulture (R&D) informed that the objectives of the workshop is to create
awareness on the importance of Micro-irrigation in the pace of ever increasing scarcity
of water and judicious utilization of water to enhance the crop productivity in the
state. Another objective of the workshop is to hold intense discussion on the existing
lacunas in the “Guidelines” of the NMMI so that more realistic guidelines could be
suggested for hilly state like Arunachal Pradesh, he added.
Jombo Ratan, Director of Horticulture exhorted the participants to take full advantage
of the workshop and also requested the NCPAH representatives to impress upon the
Govt. of India so that the guidelines are modified to suit implementation in Arunachal
While giving power point presentation, Naresh Modi, Senior Project Officer of NCPAH
highlighted various provisions under NMMI and exhorted the farmers to avail the schemes.
He also said that although there may be bottlenecks in implementation of NMMI in
Arunachal Pradesh due to land locked and poor economic conditions of the farmers,
the flagship programme of GoI is well thought of programme to increase the yield
of crops grown by the farmers through proper scientific system of irrigation. He
also invited valuable suggestions from the participants to improve upon the existing
guideline to make more adoptable in the states like Arunachal Pradesh. Rohit Lall,
Project Officer of NCPAH made a presentation on the various technical aspects of
the Micro-irrigation while many other participating System Manufacturers highlighted
various success stories of the projects implemented by their respective companies
in other parts of the India.
Earlier, the Joint Director Horticulture, J Rime, while welcoming the participants
said that such workshop should be organised from time to time to create awareness
among the farmers about Micro-Irrigation which is very essential especially for horticultural
The workshop was attended by farmers, NGOs, district level officers, senior level
officers of the department of horticulture, GoAP, besides Govt. of India institutions
like NCPAH, New Delhi, PFDC Assam and famous companies like Jain Irrigation, Premier
Irrigation, Netafim, Florance Flora, Agri-Flast and others.
Two days National Seminar on Hindi literature concludes
PASIGHAT, Feb 27: The scholars, writers, critics and novelists of Hindi literature
across the country came together in the JN College auditorium in a two days long
National level Hindi seminar (Samagra Chintan) which concluded yesterday.
Sponsored by UGC the seminar was organized by the JNC faculties to pay homage to
the noted Hindi writer and critic Dr. Ramvilas Sharma on his hundred birth anniversary.
The Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice Chancellor (RGU) inaugurated the seminar lighting the
ceremonial lamp in presence of Prof. (Retd) Rajmani Sharma, Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi and Prof. Gopeshwar Singh, Delhi University.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof. (Retd) Kashinath Singh of Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi amidst fanfare on the inaugural day.
Prof. Mibang lauded the efforts of the college Principal Tayek Talom and Dr. HN Pandey
for propagating the literary activities and expressed hope that rich contributions
made by the several speakers would help the audience. Mibang while stressing on tribal
language and culture of Arunachal Pradesh said language is considered as the cornerstone
of culture and the ultimate expression of belonging as it is through language that
culture is shared and transmitted and a unique world view is expressed. For indigenous
peoples language holds the past, present and future of the community whether expressed
through prayers, myths, spiritual belief, ceremonies, law, poetry, oratory, or through
everyday greetings or through unique terms for habits, socio-cultural organization
and values of the community. He remembered the immense contributions of the pride
sons of Arunachal like Lummer Dai, YD Thongchi, Taker Taki and Oshong Ering etc who
have made glorious history in the field of Arunachalee literature and further said
our people should get better platform to contribute to the richness of the Indian
cultural and biological heritage. He released a hindi souvenir on the occasion.
Earlier, Prof. (Retd) Rajmani Sharma said that the seminar was aimed at promoting
literary activities inviting students and teachers from several universities of the
country. Terming the seminar as a historic moment for the college, he said Dr. Ramvilas
Sharma was a prolific writer of modern Hindi novels, fiction, criticism and journalism
who penned hundreds of books which have been translated many languages in the country
Retired Prof. Kashinath Singh BHU, Varanasi and Prof. Gopeshwar Singh, Delhi University
in their addresses presented brief life history of Dr. Ramvilas Sharma. They said
the content in Hindi stories these days was quite different form that penned in the
past. Though changes in the literature were a natural process, the present writers
must introspect as to why their readership was lesser as compared to the earlier
writers. The present writers seemed to be more concerned about the style of writing,
Principal Talom while delivering his welcome address stated the actual motive of
the seminar was to make Hindi as a preferred language of communication across the
nation and influence the society. According to him it was the best way of promoting
the Hindi language is by inviting people from across the nation.
Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra, Prof. AK Pandey Dean College of Horticulture and Forestry
and Smty Vinita Mishra graced the valedictory function on Feb 26 as Chief Guest,
Guest of Honour and Special Invitees. They were given warm welcome by the guests,
participants and faculties in the valedictory function held today.
DC Mishra while interacting the gathering, highly appreciated the college authority
for organizing the seminar and further suggested to conduct more seminar and workshops
on other subjects to enrich knowledge. Mishra welcomed the writers, poets and journalists
to visit Arunachal Pradesh to know more about state’s beauty, tradition, art and
culture and to explore the hidden treasures through their writing. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs 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 at tele. numbers : 09436040006
ALSU calls off bandh
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has called off its proposed
Capital bandh on February 28. In a hurriedly called press conference today in the
DC chamber, Itanagar, ALSU President Tadar Tarish informed that bandh has been deferred
only to ensure that visit by economic advisor to prime minister of India is not hampered.
He stated that ALSU will meet few days later and will decide future course of action.
The conference was attended among other by Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago,
DC Capital Sanjay Goel, SPDO Itanagar Taru Gusar and members of Arunachal Law Students
Richukrong circle electrified
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The Kaya 1x10kw MMHP constructed and sanctioned by APEDA was officially
made operational on February 23 last.
Meanwhile, Richukrong Circle Officer cum BDO and incharge, Bana EAC Abu Taba lauded
the APEDA JE Tayu Taku and contractor Niti Brey for their untiring efforts in completing
the project in time and providing electricity to the people of entire Richukrong
AAPUU demands adequate job opportunities for unemployed
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Uneducated Union (AAPUU) in a meeting held
here today unanimously adopted a six-point charter of demands for submission to the
The demands included reservation of 30 per cent contractual works in central and
state Govts’ public sector undertakings for unemployed educated youths and provision
for sufficient fund for welfare of the unemployed and reservation of at least 10
per cent in the IV grade job in all state Govt departments and to ensure employment
opportunities in all sectors of state Govt.
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: All Capital Complex Market Volunteer Committee has strongly condemned
the brutal killing of one Dipankar Bhowal whose body was found on 25th of this month
at Hollongi dumping site. While blaming state govt for deteriorating law and order
situation in the capital complex, the committee demanded arrest of all culprits and
also appointment of full-fledged home minister for the betterment of state.
YINGKIONG, Feb 27: Seventeen women were operated upon and incentives provided to
them in a sterilization camp conducted by a team of doctors at Tuting, Upper Siang
Over 100 patients suffering from various ailments were also treated in a mother and
child health camp at Migging village yesterday. The doctors’ team included, Dr. Joseph
Tekseng, MD (Anaes), Dr. Etuk Jopir, MD (Gynecologist) Dr. Appir Apang, DRCHO. DIPRO
Stop land acquisition: Org
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization in a representation to
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner demanded immediate stoppage of land acquisition at
Hollongi site in regard to Green Field Airport issue.
The organization condemned the movement of the government regarding land acquisition
for Green Field Airport at Hollongi and threatens to launch agitation against the
state government if the government fails to reconsider their decision on land acquisition
DLM committee meeting held
TEZU, Feb 27: The district level monitoring committee (DLMC) of Lohit took stock
of various ongoing and completed schemes/projects under SPA, NLCPR, NEC, PM Package
etc. in a meeting held under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner RK Sharma in
his conference here yesterday.
The DC highlighted the importance of DLMC meeting and the importance of timely completion
of the projects to avoid cost overrun and timely submission of reports to government.
The meeting was attended by Namsai ADC KK Joshi and other officers of the executing
agencies, ZilaParishad Members besides the officials of the district planning department.
AYC provides relief to affected farmers
DAPORIJO, Feb 27: Assembly Youth Congress, Dumporijo provided relief to two villagers
of Segi circle of Upper Subansiri district affected by rat menace.
AYC led by its president Tapi Nguki distributed 72 quintal rice to 60 families of
Nguki and Uli villages under the guidance of Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Western Parliament
President Dikto Yekar.
According to AYC president Nguki, the villagers had been facing food scarcity after
their paddy fields and granaries were completely destroyed by rodents this year.
An estimate of foodgrains damaged by rodents in the villages has been sent to the
state government for further necessary action, he informed.
Both Nguki and Yekar appealed to the State Govt. to compensate the losses of foodgrains
of the farmers.
They also educated the villagers how to tackle rat menace and preserve their foodgrains.
AIMSU demands cancellation of public hearings on DMP
ITANAGAR, Feb 27: All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) has opposed the proposed
public hearings for environmental clearance for DMP (3000MW) to be held at Roing
and New Anaya on 11th March and 13th March 2013 respectively.
“We were given the impression that NHPC and the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh would find
a permanent solution to the vexing issue of the DMP (3000MW) to address the grievances
in consultation with the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS), the apex
body of the Idu Mishmis. Instead they have opted to thrust the Public hearing at
us without a care,” the union said.
Alleging that the state Govt has maintained a stoic silence even after receiving
several memoranda in this regard, the Union strongly urge the Lower Dibang Valley
Deputy Commissioner to cancel both the public hearings immediately failing which
“we shall be bound to resort to democratic means of protest.”
Biometric based attendence system launched in Tirap
KHONSA, Feb 27: Biometric attendance system has been installed at DC’s office here
today. The system will cover the staff of DC’s office and the nearby offices. Tirap
is the first district to do so as per the instruction from the state government.
It may be mentioned here that the Biometric users are monitored by CCTV cameras which
were installed in the month of August, 2012.
The district administration has kept some incentives for the most regular employee
who is punctual and hardworking in attending the office. All HoDs will recommend
one employee from their department and after that an Employee of the Month will be
chosen at the end of every month.
The use of the system has been made mandatory for all the office staff, including
the HODs. This has been done to ensure that the government officials are regular
and punctual in attending office. This will also improve the work culture. The Biometric
system has been painstakingly installed by DIO Ajay Singh. DIPRO
227 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
In a recent study the Zoological Society of London and the IUCN (International Union
for Conservation of Nature) species survival commission found that upto 19 per cent
of the world's crocodiles, turtles, snakes, lizards, and other reptiles are threatened
with extinction. Many species from India are under threat as well just as one in
five of the world's 10,000 species of reptiles. Overall, the study estimated that
30 per cent of freshwater reptiles are close to extinction.
In India the Indian crocodile, the King cobra, the South Andaman krait, four types
of turtles and the Sikkimese Bent-toed Gecko have been found to be endangered. Another
disturbing syndrome in India is that there is no information on the conservation
status of one in three reptiles.
This was the largest study of its kind on the condition of the world's reptiles.
One thousand five hundred species were studied and 112 species were from India, of
which 12.2 per cent are threatened with extinction. Additionally there is not sufficient
data for 27 per cent of our reptiles to make an informed decision on their status.
The study, printed in the journal of Biological Conservation, is the first of its
kind summarising the global conservation status of reptiles. More than 200 world
renowned experts assessed the extinction risk of 1,500 randomly selected reptiles
from across the globe.
Preserve own culture
In a news item of 26th instant titled “Ensure proper ritual code and conduct" the
Nyishi Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society (NIFCS) urged CNC members to ensure
ritual code and conduct during main Nyokum celebrations as ritual is the basic and
fundamental part of Nyokum.
I too, do vehemently support and endorse the views put forward by the president NIFCS.
Yes, that's true, "Culture and Faith, both are inclusive and can't be separated from
each other". They are in fact two sides of the same coin. Is it possible to practice
a particular culture and have faith in another unrelated religion at the same time.
For example if Mr. X follows an alien culture and claim to be a believer of Donyi-Poloism,
Rangfraism, Buddhism, Nani Intayaism etc. will any one trust.? At least, I will be
the last person to do so.
Since a couple of years it is reported that some people have been attempting solemnizing
local indigenous festivals Viz Nyokum, Mopin etc killing Mithuns without maintaining
proper ritual. Yes, my dear, I said ‘killing’ not 'sacrifice'. Because in absence
of proper rituals mithuns or any animals can't be sacrificed. They can only be killed.
At one point of time, “Loss of culture is loss of identity" used to be the slogan.
Well, many seem to have understood the gravity reading between the lines. It is a
good indication. Such friends ought to come one more step closer and add “Loss of
faith is loss of culture..."
I salute my brothers who are doing their best to practice, preserve, promote their
original, indigenous, eternal, culture and faiths, handed over to them since innumerable
generations, and I appeal them to keep it up.
We are tribal, having our own ways of life and uniqueness. This uniqueness is our
speciality, beauty and identity. People from other corners do visit our land to know
and enjoy our uniqueness and not to see us imitating them or even some times misrepresenting
One thing I wish to emphasize finally is that let us be little more cautious and
see to it that others don’t succeed in hijacking our culture in the garb of this
or that pretexts and misrepresent our culture in distorted forms.
Jai Hind Jai Arunachal.
Request for early completion of Yupia-Papu Nallah road
With due respect, I on behalf of Borum Panchayat Youth Welfare Association (BPYWA)
would like to inform the managing director of SRK Construction Company that the
Papu Nallah-Yupia stretch of road which has been blocked for completion of the same
on war footing manner had not been completed yet. The construction of temporary sub-way
through the helipad road by the youths of Borum Panchayat was accepted by the public
and the officers of the Yupia HQ. only to complete Papu Nallah-Yupia road speedily.
Beside this, we the BPYWA are regularly maintaining this sub-way by social service
on monthly basis.
But, it is seen that the department concern and your company are not giving due attention
for early completion of the said road. As the traffic is totally away from this road,
the work should be carried out on war footing manner. The carpeting work being carried
out on this road is very poor and not up to standard specification of road, few layers
of the road had also been neglected by the construction agency, SRK being the standard
construction company is not maintaining proper guidelines in this project. Due to
poor knowledge about the road construction of the general public, the company is
fooling us, whereas the youths and general public had cooperated to the SRK company
for early completion of road and peaceful working environment which has been underestimated
by the company.
Therefore, we the BPYWA would like to place our grievances to concern authority.
While seeing the attitude of said company, the Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh or any
other states should stop awarding any project to SRK Company. In addition to this,
the work progress is also very slow and if this trend continues it will take another
3-4 years for completion of the said stretch of road which was schedule for completion
within 2012. On the other hand the rainy season is approaching very nearer. The sub-way
used till date will not stand during rainy season. As such, completion of the said
stretch of the road before the onset of the monsoon is urgently required. The general
public of the area and the officers and officials of district headquarter Yupia are
surely going to face the tough situation if this road is not completed on time.
Therefore, I highly request you to kindly take necessary action for completion of
Yupia- Papu Nallah stretch of road before the onset of the monsoon so that the road
could be made operational for the greater interest of general public of the area
and the officers and officials of district HQ Yupia.
Extend the date of submission of papers
This is in reference to the three NITs published by executive engineer, Gensi PWD
division in your esteemed daily on February 26 wherein the 28th February was mentioned
as the last date of submission of tender papers. In this regard I, being a local
inhabitant of Gensi circle would like to inform the Chief Engineer, PWD Central
Zone that it is impossible to manage papers like draft EMD and other necessary documents
within 12 hours for submission along with tender papers.
Therefore, I being a register contractor and on behalf of the public of Gensi-Likabali
would like to request the CE, PWD Central Zone to extend the date of submission
of tender and re-advertise the same.