ITANAGAR, Jan 18: The members of Aab Rika-Ribla Welfare Forum have condemned the
barbaric attack on one Lishi Baka, at his residence in Potin village under Lower
Subansiri District on January three allegedly by a group of people.
The group allegedly damaged properties of the victims after grievously injuring him.
The group also allegedly molested the sister of the victim. The forum expressed surprised
that despite lodging of FIR on the same day at Yazali Police Station, the attackers
have not been arrested yet.
Questioning the attitude of the OC in-charge of Yazali PS and District Administration
in regards to the case, the Forum wanted to know as to why no action has been taken
so far against the culprits. If these attackers are not arrested or booked at the
earliest, then the Forum would be compelled to take further course of action, the
The Forum gave authority 15 days to book the culprits and punish them as per law.
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: The Lendo Ao Welfare Association has condemned the Aalo violence
in which a student was brutally killed. The Association said that there should be
no leniency and ring leaders of infamous incident, who brought bad name to the entire
Galo community, should immediately be brought to book.
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: All Nacho Area Students’ Union conducted cleanliness drive at Nacho
The volunteers cleaned the garbage and roadside weeds during the day-long social
service. They urged the people of the area to keep their surrounding neat and clean.
Government staff and public leaders of the area also participated in the social service.
Health awareness campaign by DFP
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Directorate of Field Publicity, Tawang unit organized a series
of awareness campaign on health and family welfare at Kitpi, Khartot, Bomdir and
Namet on Janyary 14, 15, 16 and 18 respectively.
The programmes were organized in close coordination with the village panchayats,
anganwadi workers, ASHAs, health department, Pragya and school authorities.
K Dojie from health department and P Pandey from Pragya attended the programmes as
Mass public rallies and quiz competitions on health related topics were organized
on all the occasions.
ANYA dist. team visits Raga
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: A team of All Nyishi Youth Association, Lower Subansiri District
Unit visited Raga circle recently.
During the team’s visit, the ANYA members held meeting with the Raga ADC and discussed
on various problems relating to public.
Meanwhile, the team claimed that Primary Health Centre, Raga is functioning without
Doctor for the last seven months and the government higher secondary school, Raga
is functioning without Chemistry teacher. There is also shortage of teachers’ quarters
and the Boy’s Hostel is also lying defunct, they informed.
The ANYA team urged the local MLA, District Administration and Raga ADC to look into
the matters seriously for the interest of general public and students.
Union appeals CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students Union,
in a representation, has appealed Chief Minister to name the proposed Karadadi district
as Lower Kurung Kumey.
The Union claimed that Karadadi has no significance in terms of geography and demography
to the seven administrative circles of the proposed new district. While opposing
the name of Karadadi, the union appealed CM to name it as Lower Kurung Kumey keeping
in mind the sentiments of common masses and for the interest of the people of lower
belt of Kurung Kumey. The Union further said that the headquarters of the proposed
district be established at Chambang or nearby areas claiming that Chambang circle
is centrally located which would be accessible to all, if road communication is properly
Assoc. demands independent HM
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO), in a four-point
representation, has demanded the Chief Minister for a separate and independent Home
Minister (HM), immediate and transparent investigation into multi-crore Public Distribution
System (PDS) scam, to bring SIT Chief on PDS scam MS Chauhan back for investigation
It also urged the Chief Minister to make a public statement regarding law and order
situation in the state.
Claiming that certain cases, like journalist shooting case, Ralo Rene murder case,
Nani Tama murder case, M pen case, recovery of Chinese made grenade and extortion
note from executive engineer’s residence etc. are still pending, the Association
demanded the CM for early solution of all the pending cases.
Any delay in fulfilling the demands would compel the Association to launch democratic
movement, the association threatened.
DC directs agitating teachers to resume duty
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner has directed all the teachers,
who are currently on pen down strike, to resume their duties immediately. Disregard
of the direction would invite disciplinary action against them as per CCS Rules,
the order said.
The order has been issued in view of the pen down strike which has adversely affected
the academic studies of the students.
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: The kidnapping and extortion is back to haunt the people of Lohit
On January 15 at around 6.30 pm, one person, namely Raju, a Nepali citizen was kidnapped
from Emphum village under Chowkham circle. Police is still clueless regarding whereabouts
of the kidnapped person.
Last year, the self-styled Commander-in-chief of United People's Democratic Front's
and its cadres were arrested which brought to sigh of relief to the people of Lohit.
The cases of kidnapping and extortion had considerably gone down after police crackdown
on UPDF members. This latest incident of kidnapping has come as shock to the people
of the area and there is simmering fear among the citizens.
Taloh inaugurates Primary School
AALO, Jan. 18: The Primary Section of Govt. Hr. Sec. School was inaugurated by Director
of Secondary Education Tapong Taloh during his visit to Liromoba on January 12 and
While taking note of various problems faced by the schools, including shortage of
teachers, the Director assured to post required subject teachers in the new academic
session at Liromoba Hr. Sec. School as the school has been facing acute shortage
of teachers since it was upgraded to Higher Secondary in 2009.
Taloh was accompanied by Moto Nyori (DDSE Estt), Thisep Morang DDSE (YSS), Apel Tayeng,
DDSE (Academic), Ering Lego, DDSE (RMSA), Tomi Doke Lendo, (DDSE Aalo), Moli Tato,
(DAEO Aalo). DIPRO
Orientation training for farmers’ club begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: NN Charitable Society (NNCS) under the sponsorship of NABARD Regional
Office Itanagar is conducting a week long Orientation Training Programme (OTP) under
Farmer’s Club Programme for the benefits of Six Farmers Club of the Pistana Circle
under Lower Subansiri Districts of Arunachal Pradesh from today.
The programme is being conducted to impart need based training to the rural farmers
related to crop production to boost the economic status of the farmers.
The programme will benefit 150 farmers from six farmers club along with other participants
from the village.
Representatives from NABARD RO Itanagar, NABARD District Development Officer Ziro/Hapoli,
Bankers of the District, KVK Lower Subansiri and other line departments are attending
ITM to showcase region’s tourism potential
‘Govt to simplify ILP procedure to boost tourism’
GUWAHATI, Jan 18: Describing the eight North Eastern states and West Bengal as ‘Paradise
unexplored’, union tourism secretary Pervez Dewan today said the two-day maiden International
Tourism Mart (ITM) beginning here tomorrow aimed at showcasing the region’s tourism
potentials to national and global markets.
The NE states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland,
Tripura and Sikkim and also West Bengal with contiguous features and varied topography,
its flora and fauna, rich heritage of ancient traditions, lifestyles, festivals,
arts & crafts of numerous ethnic communities offer diverse tourist attractions and
products making them holiday destination waiting to be explored, Dewan told in the
The maiden event, a collaborative venture of the MoT and nine state governments,
would be first such in the world where about 79 foreign delegates including officers,
two ministers, 55 tour operators and 14 media persons from 23 countries including
10 ASEAN countries, neighbouring SAARC countries, USA, UK Germany, Cambodia, Switzerland,
Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, France and Bhutan would receive nine varieties
of local gifts, enjoy the unique cultures, products at stalls and unique cuisines
of these nine states besides the foreign delegates going on familiarization trip
to different states and cruise in Brahmaputra and visit to Pabitora wildlife sanctuary.
Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Pattanaik will formally inaugurate the tourism carnival
in presence of Union Mos (Tourism) Dr K Chiranjeevi tomorrow at Saru Sajai stadium
with a day-long culture display by 450 cultural ambassadors of the nine states to
be followed by a cultural procession near the Judge’s Field, in the heart of city.
Highly talented artists of the region would be present unique cultural programme
during the day, Dewan disclosed and appealed to the people of the city to put on
their traditional dresses for the day to draw global attention.
Respective state in a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation each would reflect their
unique cultures and traditions, business to business discussion between the 70 delegates
and international buyers and 108 sellers from participating states, he added.
Assam is putting up its best effort to make the event a great success, said principal
tourism secretary of Assam HS Das and informed that the state’s budget included Rs
3 crore by the tourism department and expenditure by other nine departments besides
the budget of MOT and nine states.
Quoting Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, he stressed on taking the delegates to villages
to promote rural tourism and acquaint them with the rural life involving use of dekhi
for husking or offering village dish. This event should be consolidated to promote
inter-state tourism, he added.
Arunachal tourism will fully en-cash this opportunity by showcasing its unique products
through its 85-member indigenous delegation, cultural presentation and a stall to
the global guests, said tourism secretary Sonam Chombay.
With a view to raise tourist inflow and make the state more visitor-friendly, the
Arunachal Pradesh government is working to simplify the procedure for application
and issuance of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), Chombay said .
"The ILP has so far not been relaxed. However, the effort of the government of Arunachal
is that it is going to simplify the procedure and lot of Information Technology (IT)
intervention is taking place," Chombay told reporters.
"Within a very short time online ILP facility would be in place. That will solve
a lot of problems of the domestic tourists," he added.
The ILP is an official travel document issued to Indian citizens who want to visit
"protected/restricted areas or states" like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram.
It is obligatory for Indian citizens from outside those States to obtain permit for
entering into the protected State.
Chombay said the Arunachal government could mull over issuing ILP-on-arrival as in
the case of Mizoram.
He also said that in case of international visitors also efforts are on to simply
"As far as the foreign tourists are concerned, the state has the Protected Area Permit
(PAP) and as a department we have simplified the procedure. Now even two foreign
tourists can apply for the PAP and I being the issuing authority made it sure that
it is issued on the same day and no inconvenience is caused to the visitors," Chombay
Generally, for securing PAP, tourists must travel in groups of at least four people
Chombay said that tourism is a priority sector and Arunachal is looking forward to
give a big boost to the sector after the International Tourism Mart which begins
Manipur tourism commissioner Dr Rajesh Kumar cited the success of Sanghai Festival,
use of IT and social media to popularise tourism in a massive way.
Pointing out that Manipur is a safe state without any PAP, he advocated fusion of
ideas and interlinking state festivals to woo global tourists through the effective
tool of IT.
Sikkim has made a mark in the sector, tourism secretary K S Tobgay said and urged
the media to highlight good aspects as news instead of giving priority to only negativity.
(With inputs from PTI)
ATM window to ‘Paradise unexplored: Dewan
Responding to a question from this editor why not the MoT secretary weaves a ‘NEST’
(North East Secretaries of Tourism) as a forum as has been advocated by Arunachal
tourism secretary Sonam Chombay and in different words by his Assam and Manipur counterparts,
Dewan accepted it as a very good suggestion to be taken up in the ministry internally.
Appreciating the idea, MoT additional secretary Girish Shankar said a national tourism
advisory council of the ministry is in place at zonal level but regional council
would be formed to incorporate the idea.
‘NE tourism doing exceedingly well’
GUWAHATI, Jan 18: The union ministry of tourism has been spending about 15 to 20%
of its budget for the North Eastern states against the central government’s policy
to allocate 10% budget by each department, secretary Pervez Dewan said here today.
There is a special policy for NE including for funding projects or free stalls to
NE states in international tourism marts, he said.
The NE states have been doing very well in tourism sector despite their peculiar
problems, Dewan said. An IAS officer of J-K cadre, he said that one has to understand
the peculiar problems of the region like J-K, having limited working period, heavy
rain, road blockade, transportation hazard like carrying anything to Tawang. Despite
all odds these state are doing very well, he added.
MoT additional secy Girish Shankar pitched in saying that NE states are doing exceedingly
well including in implementing centrally-sponsored schemes.
Against all odds, the states of the region including Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya
are doing very well in project implementation, he said without mincing any words.
Responding to the question that only one project was implemented though Rs 77 crore
was sanctioned during the 11th Five Year Plan, MoT additional director general A
K Gupta quoted year-wise statistics: Rs 150 crore, Rs 160 crore, Rs 178 crore, Rs
208 crore, Rs 137 crore and Rs 134 crore during 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11,
2011-12 and till now this fiscal. The achievements are fantastic, he added.
Peki-Modi villagers refuse to shift
PASIGHAT, Jan 18: Even though the Department of Science & Technology has suggested
the villagers of Peki-Modi, a remote village in Upper Siang district to shift their
habitat to a safer location the villagers reportedly have refused to pay heed to
The report of frequent tremors of low and moderate intensity on regular basis in
Peki-Modi drew special attention of the Arunachal Pradesh State Remote Sensing Application
Centre (SRSAC), Itanagar during the year 2009. The seismologists of the SRSAC, after
a thorough analysis of satellite data, have unearthed the actual cause of the rare
natural phenomenon and later submitted the report to the government.
The frequent tremors occurred at Peki Modi was first informed by the Mariyang –Geku
MLA, J K Panggeng two years back which prompted the department to conduct a strategic
study; and accordingly the seismologist of SRSAC had conducted one macro-zonation
mapping of earthquake in 1: 50000 scale, which revealed seismic vulnerability of
Sources from SRSAC informed that their study on the village revealed high seismic
vulnerability. The remote sensing studies using latest satellite data showed that
Peki Modi village is located on a site of “criss-cross” junction of a major thrust
and a major fault. Such situation may pose major threat to Peki Modi villagers, if
any earthquake of greater intensity occurs in future. “Furhter, Arunachal Pradesh
falls on Zone V, one of the most seismic vulnerable areas and it denotes great necessity
of utmost precaution in this regard”, said the scientists.
The SRSAC, Itanagar is conducting study on micro-zonation mapping on every vulnerable
sites of the state to accumulate more seismo-tectonic information in regard to exceptional
natural phenomenon. It has evolved a Disaster Management Information System (DMIS)
for the entire state for properly analyzing the data with respect to three disasters
viz. earthquake, landslide and flood.
“The state government is well aware of the disaster sensitivity of the Peki Modi
villagers and thus it is ready to provide relief and rehabilitation for shifting
of the village to another site, but the villagers are refusing it”, said MLA J K
Peki-Modi is located about 35 Km north of Mariyang town on the left bank of Siang
river. There are 14 families in the village, who are still living in middle age lifestyle
without any modern facilities, including road communication.
Union Minister of State Ninong Ering recently visited Peki-Modi village and assured
the villagers of all possible help from his side for development of surface communication
in the remote and hilly area.
Drive against traffic violators continues
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Continuing its drive against dark tinted films on car windows for
the fourth consecutive day today, the district administration with help of police
has so far peeled off dark tinted films from around 6000 vehicles within capital
Similarly, two wheeler riders without helmet, driving license etc. were imposed on-the-spot
fine and penalty of sizable amount was realized in the process, Capital Complex Deputy
Commissioner Sanjay Goel informed in a release.
The drive is being carried out to ensure safety of two-wheeler riders, who are frequently
found riding motorcycles without wearing helmet and driving license thus putting
their own life in danger, the release said.
The drive against tinted films would be proved crucial for police in preventing anti-social
activities since dark glass helps the offenders to escape without being noticed after
committing crime, Goel said.
He appealed to all vehicle owners to remove their tinted films in their own, otherwise,
it will be removed by police/magistrates and penalty will also be imposed on them.
A similar drive was also carried out in Khonsa by Tirap police led by Superindent
of Police Vikramjit Singh on January 15 and removed tinted films from 38 cars.
Protection of Poba RF, D. Ering Sanctuary stressed
RUKSIN, Jan 18: In order to make local villagers aware of the need to protect and
preserve flora and fauna, the Gonotantrik Nagrik Suraksha Manch, a Jonai (Assam)
based NGO recently conducted an awareness programme at Jelom Village located at Assam-Arunachal
The day-long programme, which was participated by eminent citizens and forest officials
of both Assam and Arunachal highlighted on various ecological aspects and stressed
on preservation of flora and fauna.
Poba RF covers a large portion of Ruksin forest range under East Siang Forest Division
(T). Covering an area of 2,251 hectares, the RF is bestowed with all natural bounties.
It is a natural habitat for various species, exquisite birds and insects, reptiles
and valuable trees, including medicinal herbs. But, due to rapid deforestation during
the last decade, the wildlife in the area is on the verge of extinction.
It is worth mentioning here that a larger portion (measuring 10, 221 ha) of Poba
RF land falls under Jonai range in Assam as the National Highway running up to Pasighat
is passing through the RF along Assam- Arunachal boundary here. Considering its rich
natural ecosystem and evergreen forest cover, the environmentalists have ascribed
the Poba RF in the list of Rainforest. It also plays a vital role in maintaining
ecological balance of the region besides protecting Jonai subdivision of Assam from
The meeting also discussed on protection of wild beasts living in Daying Ering Memorial
Wildlife Sanctuary, which are reportedly under threat as poaching and smuggling of
wild animal organs are going on unabated. The sanctuary with an area of 190.00 Sq.km
is home to various wild species including rare and endangered birds like Vulture,
Bengal florican, White-winged wood duck, Jordan’s babbler, Black- breast parrot and
different species of Hornbill. It is also one of the most important wild elephant
corridors in the region.
Participating in the meet, Divisional Forest Officer for Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary,
Tashi Mize emphasized on the importance of conservation of wildlife and forest resources.
He appealed the people as a whole for extending co-operation for protection and preservation
Mize has been working tirelessly for the protection of wildlife in the area. He has
been nominated for award by the state government for his tireless efforts in this
Many speakers shared knowhow for protection of Poba RF from erosion threat by Siang
Parl Secy inspects site for Ubu Bango Circle at Kodum
AALO, Jan. 18: The Ubu Bango, comprising villages like Nyorak, Sora, Dasi, Igo Yami,
Igo Kato, Yigikaum and Nikte heaved a sigh of relief after cabinet gave nod for establishment
of Ubu Bango circle at Kodum fulfilling their decade-long demand.
Parliamentary Secretary Gadam Ete accompanied by ZPM Hoksum Ori, panchayat leaders,
officers and GBs of the area jointly surveyed the site and land donated by Sora village
for the purpose at Kodum.
Addressing a meeting at the river side, Ete said that efforts are being made by the
Govt. to bring administration to doorsteps to keep pace with the needs of the Bango
people. The vast area of land located in the picturesque hill top offers a good scope
for a model circle and future administrative expansion and insisted on earmarking
the land through local engineers for different establishments.
Responding to people’s reservation on naming the circle as Ubu circle, Kodum instead
of Nikte, he assured to get it notified by March next and assured to improve the
existing road connectivity.
The Parliamentary Secretary also inspected the ongoing steel bridge construction
works connecting the circle and visited other locations and heard the grievances
of the people.
Welcoming the gathering, Hoksum Ori, ZPM Ubu Bango said that with creation of the
circle headquarters, a long-felt demand of the have been fulfilled after more than
a decade. Now it depends on us to shape it collectively. The land owners from Sora
village were firm and committed right from the beginning to donate the land for entire
administrative set up.
The Bango Secretary, GBs and the public from every village also spoke on the occasion
to ventilate their desire to start the functioning of the circle at the earliest
Open and Distance Learning: The new revolution in education affairs
Dr. Joseph Kuba
The fact that education is an important tool for socio-economic development and a
key factor in strengthening human capabilities and reducing poverty in an increasingly
globalized world has been recognized and reiterated at various forums domestically
and internationally. The need, therefore, to improve and bolster educational quality,
access and affordability, equity and efficiency is the need of the hour. In India,
the passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right
to Education Act (RTE), by the Parliament on 4 August 2009 which came into force
on 1 April 2010 is a validation of this fact. India even went further to make the
Act a vital component of the Indian Constitution under Article 21a which deals with
the Fundamental Rights of every Indian citizen.
Having said and done so, it has become crucial that the education system is overhauled
and completely so that the objective is achieved. With a national average per capita
income of $ 1,527 in 2011 but with an estimated 32.7% of the total Indian people
falling below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day (PPP) while 68.7%
live on less than US$ 2 per day (World Bank Report), clearly indicating the gross
disparity between the rich and poor, and other factors like shortage of qualified
and competent experts at various levels of the social and economic system; the existing
arrangements for the production of experts not being adequate enough to address the
shortage of qualified and competent teachers in teachers’ colleges, secondary and
primary schools; the access to quality education being highly compartmentalized;
the need to expand enrolment in higher education institutions through a combination
of various alternative and innovative systems of education; and the use of Information
and Communication (ICT) as a tool to improve access and the quality of delivery of
education and training at all levels, the task ahead is going to be extremely difficult
if not impossible.
These factors seem to be the reason why Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has not
only become popular and the only means of education in most of the Third World countries
but also revolutionized the education system as a whole. While there are many critics
of the system, some even calling it inferior to the conventional system, the dynamics
of the times we are living in has made it almost certain that the ODL system has
become imperative as an alternative educational system and in no way lesser or sub-standard
than existing systems. Quality of any product becomes sub-standard if the style of
management does not stick to strict norms of quality and class. Educational quality
is also governed by the same principle.
All trained educationists will agree that education is not just about literacy and
illiteracy or to enrich statistics about a society jumping from this per cent of
illiteracy to that percentage. Education is about creating human resources of various
forms to fit them into the diverse requirements of society. Education is helping
a person to grow into a useful member of society. The educational system should be
structured in such a way that we create persons specific to our needs for progress,
development and harmony. When these principles are not adhered to we are creating
persons whose education becomes his or her undoing to the detriment of society.
In the 9/11 attacks in the United States four of the terrorists were highly trained
pilots. A pilot requires a high degree of scientific temper and training.
Education is also an inert energy that is fashioned by all the happenings around
us. Knowledge and wisdom is not reserved for only those who have gone to a college
or university. Every human brain is stormed everyday by nature and man-made wonders
and learning is a continuing process. The cut-off average by number of years of learning
and the ability to understand is also fast decreasing. All these have much to do
with the influence of the happenings around us. The 21st century ushered in a new
era – an era where everything has become ‘open’ and the concept of ‘distance’ has
drastically changed. No wonder, open and distance education in no more a concept
for academics to debate about whether it is good or bad but a reality that has to
be confronted headlong.
The open and distance learning system is improvising day by day and moving along
with the tide of materials and peripherals that are defining the very nature of existence
today. It is catering to the needs of an individual and the collective needs of society.
It is an opportunity that has to be harnessed and not a tool for academic, bureaucratic
and political jingoism. Democratizing education has been one of the most important
features of the ODL system. We cannot boast of our ‘democracy’ when we cannot deliver
what it promises. Education is a fundamental right and perhaps it is time that we
seek all the channels available to give equal, quality, free and compulsory education
to our children. People in developed countries are already developing the ODL system
into the ‘virtual’ mode. The policy makers will be making a big mistake if the opportunity
is not made use of from the very beginning. While we would be groping in kilobytes,
others would be working on petabyte mechanicals. Going by the trend in education
in vogue today, it may not be long when all existing educational institutes become
either obsolete or have to embrace the new revolution in education affairs. (Joseph
Kuba is Regional Director (i/c) IGNOU Regional Centre, Naharlagun)
BJP flays Centre for diesel price hike
ITANAGAR, Jan 18: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has strongly
condemned the Centre’s decision to allow oil marketing companies to hike diesel prices
from time to time which will have cascading effect on the prices of various essential
commodities and goods in the local markets.
“It seems the Congress led UPA government is concerned about the welfare of the corporate
sectors. The Government, instead of providing relief, is increasing prices, BJP
general secretary and spokesperson Tai Tagak said in a release.
The UPA government has partially deregulated diesel prices by announcing that the
price of the fuel would be decided by oil marketing companies. Indian Oil Corporation
announced an increase of 45 paise per litre in the price of diesel late Thursday
evening effective midnight.
Tagak said that the raising of the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders from six to nine
is a farce only. “UPA Govt had announced that the Congress ruled states to provide
three more subsidized cylinders in addition to six in September-October, 2012 last
but the same has not been implemented in Arunachal Pradesh till date, Tagak said.
The BJP demanded immediate reconsideration of the de-regulation of the diesel prices
by the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and also the party in power in the
state to pay serious attention towards deteriorating law and order situation in the
state before it is too late.
Alleging misuse of state machineries in party activity, the saffron party cautioned
the state government to refrain from such activity.
According to a recent report of the International Diabetes Federation India has 6.13
crore people living with diabetes, second only to China. Nearly 60 per cent of diabetics
in India have never been screened or diagnosed due to lack of awareness. IDF shows
that a staggering 62.6 per cent of the people in India are not even aware about the
complications of the disease. By 2030, India's diabetes burden is expected to cross
the 100 million mark as against 87 million earlier estimated. China has 90 million
people suffering from diabetes in 2011 and is expected to touch the figure of about
130 million by the year 2030.
Such a high numbers of undiagnosed cases means people are putting their lives at
risk from diabetes complications such as nerve disease, which can lead to ulceration
and amputation of limbs. This spread of awareness will empower them to defeat diabetes
through prevention and management, an expert feels.
Diabetes over a long term affects all organs of the body and is linked to heart attacks,
stroke, some cancers and several infections, said Prof K Srinath Reddy, President
of the Public Health Foundation of India. He said despite all the good intent, India’s
national programme on diabetes has not progressed and can claim only limited success
to its credit, which is why there is a need to explore innovative models for tackling
However, it is hoped that launch of ‘Uday’- a five year project under the Lilly
NCD Partnership to fight the rising burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in
India, with an initial focus on improving outcomes for people with diabetes and High
Blood Pressure (HBP) would accelerate awareness about the life threatening disease.
DRDA Employees given step-mother treatment
Through your daily I would like to share my experience regarding the lackadaisical
attitude of state Govt towards the DRDA employees. It is quite disheartening to know
that the absorption file of DRDA borne employees has been returned despite centre
directing state govt to absorb the DRDA employees. I have no idea why the state Govt,
treats DRDA employees step motherly? It is worth mentioning here that there are severe
problems in salary matters. It is also learnt that in some district the employees
of DRDA are not getting salary for more than last five months. Despite such difficulty
the employees of DRDA are performing their duty whole heartedly and sincerely keeping
in mind the interest of public welfare. Moreover, the employees of DRDA have never
launched any democratic movement against the state govt, for failing to solve the
mess of DRDA. The employees of DRDA have full faith on Govt, but now faith and trust
on govt is completely vanishing as a result of way present state govt has responded
to our problem.
“Jab barosa hoke betney Se Koch nahi hota aur Jab strike karne se bolta hai strike
karta hai”. We have waited many years to get justice but now this time, we have no
option but to launch democratic movement against the state govt. Is state govt testing
the patients of DRDA staffs? I would like to ask a question to people friendly govt
are you instigating DRDA employees to launch a democratic movement?
Lastly, I would like to request people friendly Govt, to reconsidered its decision
and solve the problem of DRDA employees to avoid a democratic movement.
Seppa DRDA Staff
Urge for upgradation of mariyang sdo (Hq) to adc (Ind)
While extending appreciation to the Chief minister Nabum Tuki and his Cabinet Colleagues
for their bold steps for creation of four new districts and ADC (Ind) at Dambuk.
I also like to remind the Chief Minister to take up the demand for upgradation of
Mariyang SDO(HQ) to ADC (Ind) seriously which was assured by Chief Minister during
his recent visit to Mariyang.
Mariyang is situated at an altitude of 1050 meters above sea level and this beautiful
hilly town is the oldest administrative (HQ) in Upper Siang District of Arunachal
Pradesh. The Administrative(HQ) at Mariyang was established during 1952 and upgraded
from Circle (HQ) to EAC(HQ) during 1964 and then to SDO(HQ) in the year 1993. Most
probably it is one of the oldest sub-Divisions of the state with a total territorial
area of 1848 Sqkms comprising four circles Mariyang, Mopom, Geku and Katan and having
a population of over 14,000 spreading across 39 villages of the sub-division.
The demand for up-gradation from SDO to ADC(Ind) is the long felt need of the local
populace to speed up development activities and effective administration of the sub-division.
Hope the Chief Minister fulfills the public demand of Mariyang circle.