July 22

Road repaired, drain constructed


DAPORIJO, Jul 21: The PWD road approaching Gandhi Market here has been repaired and drainage system (nallah) constructed in a mass social service today.

The road portion near the DDSE office and District Library was lying in a pathetic condition covered with stagnant water for lack of maintenance. It used to turn into big pond, especially during rainy season, creating massive traffic jam during office hours.

Thousands of vehicles, including government owned ones, regularly ply through this road; but no one had taken any initiative to renovate it. The road still needs further improvement for smooth flow of traffic as today’s was a temporary arrangement.

BRO, DUDA and Police department with their men and machineries along with members of Arunachal Vigilance Forum actively took part in the social service.


300 benefitted from free medical camp

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: More than 300 people benefitted from a free medical awareness camp that was organized at Taring Memorial English School, Geram (Kheel) village under Toru Circle on July 19.

Organized by Aab Talla Multipurpose Society (ATMS), the programme was supervised by Dr Joram Nisha.

Various dentists and medicine specialists attended the programme as resource persons who were also assisted by Para medical staffs.


‘Army starts enquiry’

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Reacting to the recent news item regarding involvement of army personnel in burglary and cheating case at Doimukh, Army sources today claimed that the Army personnel acting on a tip off  from an informer on a likelihood of an illegal arm in a house of an anti-social element, launched operation to recover it.”   Referring to the case filed against the personnel and some civilians stating their involvement in extortion of money, Army sources further informed that it has started  investigation to establish the truth.

“Strict action will be taken against the defaulters if the allegations are true. No act of indiscipline will be tolerated,” army sources added.


Catholic Church Chimpu gets new Parish and a Priest

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas inaugurated the new Parish of Chimpu with the name and style of Divine Mercy Parish, Chimpu today amidst the enthusiastic gathering of the villagers and the delegates.

Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas officially declared Chimpu as a new parish and appointed Rev. Fr. Joseph CMF as its Parish Priest. Chimpu was attached with St Mary’s Parish at Secretariat complex Itanagar for its administration. The administrative area of Chimpu Parish now included the Catholic Church of Balijan, Taraso, Digalmukh, Depik, and Lasanpati. These five churches were under the Parish of Banderdewa and due its long distance, it was not easy for administration.

Rev Bishop in its message said that the creation of Parish was symbolic of growth of the Church. New administrative circle is created so that people and priest come closer in the unending faith formation process of the Catholic Church.

Among the Priest and sister, Catechists, Church managing and Development Committee members, the members of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association Taw Tebin was also present on the occasion, according to Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association.


Death mourned

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The Hede Brothers’ Welfare Society (HBWS) has condoled the demise of Tayum Yatung (Nabam) who passed away on July 18 due to heart attack.

Late Tayum Yatung Nabam, 29 years old, was an assistant teacher posted at Govt. Secondary School, Leporiang. She is survived by her husband and two sons.

In its condolence message, it described her premature death as a great loss to the society.

Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


BASU conducts social service

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The members of Basar Area Students Union (BASU) organized a social service  at school campus of Govt H S School, Basar and its adjoining areas on July 20.

Besides clearing the jungles, the members planted around 400 saplings during the social service. One of the  main objectives of such social service was to create awareness and sensitize the student community about the importance of clean and green environment.

Speaking on the occasion, BASU president Bommar Riba disclosed the  union’s  “Green school – healthy school’ programme, while general secretary Karto Basar appreciating the full cooperation of the school, he also urged the student to be sincere and dedicated towards their studies.  School Principal also lauded the  BASU for its  social service.


AVP conducts free medical camps


DAPORIJO, Jul 21: Over 300 patients were treated in a three days free medical camp organized by Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) in three villages of Upper Subansiri district recently.

The health camps were organized at Giba, under Giba Circle, Maro under Baririjo circle and Dong village and over 300 patients were treated Dr. DK Pathak and his team members. Medicines were also provided to the patients free of cost, informed the organizer.

The medical team also organized general health awareness camps with focus on proper sanitary and hygiene practices to keep some common diseases at bay. They villagers were also advised to keep their surrounding neat and clean to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.


KVK training on paddy plantation

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Training cum demonstration on SRI paddy transplantation under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was organized by District Agriculture Department, Yupia at Model Village area on July 19.

A. Kirankumar Singh, Program Coordinator (in-charge), KVK West Siang, was the resource person, who personally initiated the transplanting process after thorough discussion with the farmers coming from Doimukh, Lanchung, Leporiang, Poma, Rachi, Taraso, Bormai, Lekhi, Mua, Balijan, Sonajuli, Mengia, Model Village (NLG) in the presence of Tapik Bui, DAO Yupia.

Various queries by the participants on the whole activities right from transplantation to cropping period was answered by the resource person.

Further, they personally transplanted the rice seedlings in the field.

Singh personally demonstrated how to level the field in order to facilitate the field with water uniformly whenever required. Singh suggested all the ADOs to execute the SRI in farmers field following all the necessary steps to get the maximum production otherwise they will be discouraged and in dilemma.

The program was organized by Maze Piel, ADO Yupia under the guidance of Tapik Bui, DAO Yupia

Altogether 49 farmers, 9 ADOs, two subject matter specialists (SMS) and six agriculture field assistants (AFAs) attended the program.


News Impact


Governor calls on civil aviation minister,seeks for more copter service in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma met the Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ajit Singh at New Delhi recently and discussed the overall civil aviation scenario and aviation related projects coming up in different parts of State. The Governor requested the Union Minister for expediting the projects in the State, more helicopter services, and restoration of Lilabari Airport.

The Governor said that good air service from fully developed Airport at Lilabari must be made operational on highest priority.

Stressing for ensuring air connectivity to the State, the Governor said that due to its vastness and tough geographical terrain, Arunachal Pradesh is largely dependent on helicopters, air services for its connectivity requirement. He requested for two helicopters to be placed at the disposal of the State Government. One for regular passenger movement and other for ration sorties.

Informing the minister about tardy progress of the NEC funded Tezu Airport, the Governor called upon the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to expedite the work.

“Timely completion of this project will go a long way in improving the connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh,” the Govrnor said.

The Governor also called for expediting work related to Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) and Greenfield Airport.  PRO, Raj Bhawan



NEPED model enlightens Sena’s team

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The three days official tour of Agri-Horti and Animal Husbandry Minister Setong Sena along with Parliamentary Secretary Horticulture Honchun Ngandam and other department officers concluded today.

The minister along with the entourage visited Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, Nagaland Bee and Honey Mission, Nagaland Bio-Resource Mission and Dimapur District Cooperative Milk Producers Union (DIMUL) Plant in Dimapur, according to an official release.

The entourage also visited “Hydroger” (Pico-hydro turbine) at Phesama and Model Apiary village at Mima. An interactive session was also held between the NEPED team and visiting officers at Kohima.

The main purpose of the tour was to see the unique developmental model adopted by Nagaland Government on the development of agriculture and allied sector through Nagaland Empowerment of People through Economic Development (NEPED) Model.

The NEPED model emphasis on “Mission Mode” operation through a team of dedicated officers drawn from different departments and disciplines like agriculture and allied departments, engineering etc. The spectacular feature of the team is that there is no hierarchy in the team irrespective of what position he/she holds in his parent department.

The team members mostly consist of young and energetic officers and the team leader is a senior officer of a rank of Commissioner / Secretary and each member of the team is given a specific task or a Mission to achieve.

The team operates independently without any departmental procedural hustles in the form of “Non-Departmental” Governmental Organisation. It is registered as a government society and function as an autonomous body like a developmental non-governmental organisation. The special feature of this model is that it allows flexibility, swiftness, transparency and accountability in planning and execution of development missions.

Through NEPED Model, Nagaland has achieved milestones in development which has been hailed as notable examples and attracted many national and international donor agencies such as Canadian International Development Agencies (CIDA) and German International Development Cooperation (GIZ).  NEPED has also been conferred numerous awards and recognitions, both national and international, for their path breaking work.

The team led by Sena also called on the Chief Minister, Planning Minister, Parliamentary Secretary Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Industries and the Chief Secretary of Nagaland and discussed the possibilities of inter-state cooperation in development activities drawing from the successful experiences of Nagaland.



TOF rejoices Bagang’s feat

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Taro Opey Foundation (TOF), Ziro congratulates Tame Bagang who scaled Mount Everest successfully as a member of SSB expedition team on 21st May 2013. It has brought more name and fame for Arunachal Pradesh in particular and Nation in general, said TOF chairman Taro Chatung in a release. The coming up of National Mountaineering and Allied Sports at Dirang in this state will surely facilitate more development and achievement in this field, Chatung said.

He further said that Arunachal may occupy the first position in the list of highest number of Everesters as the state has vast potential in mountaineering in terms of human resources and mountain peaks stretching from Tawang to Anjaw. At present Uttarakhand state is having highest list of Everesters in India.

While referring to present draft sports policy which has reportedly projected Rs.10,00,000 as cash award for a mountaineer who conquers a recognized peak and Rs.20,00,000 for conquering Mt. Everest, Chatung said,  there are some more important titles  like "Seven Summitter” - a mountaineer who conquers seven highest peaks of each Seven Continents of this World, “Eight Thousander”  - mountaineer who successfully climbed all fourteen peaks of this world.

He appealed to the state Govt to  incorporate a  provision in draft sports policy for recognizing achievements in mountaineering as seven summitter and eight thousander. While pointing out the record created by  Anshu Jamsenpa who became first woman in India to climb Mt. Everest thrice,  the TFO chairman  said “who knows there will be several seven summitters and eight thousanders  in future from this state”.



Allegations false & fabricated: DASU

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Reacting sharply to the news item published in this daily regarding Navayuga Engineering Co. Ltd’s decision to pull out from its Dibang River Bridge Project, Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU) in a release today claimed that the allegation leveled against the union was false, fabricated and an attempt to tarnish the image of the union and its members.

“The news came as shock for us as we did never ever take any stand against the Company and are still with it to ensure safety and timely completion of the project,” DASU President Nun Pertin said in a release.

Refuting the allegation of ransacking the Company’s office, DASU said that it was just a wild allegation of some people with vested interest to defame the union.

While clarifying its stand, DASU said that an FIR against the false allegation by the Company has been lodged with OC, Roing Police station today wherein it was informed that a team of DASU on July 19 had just placed the local people’s demands and grievances, including enhancement of payment (wage), promotion and others grievances which were ‘resolved amicably’.

“We were not armed with machete (Dao) and other weapons as has been reported in some local dailies,” it said while vehemently denying the manhandling of the company PRO.

Meanwhile, DASU demanded the authority to bring the complainant to book under appropriate section of the law and award him/her exemplary punishment for misleading people and leveling wild allegations against the union.

“Any local or outsider, who interrupts the Dibang Bridge Project,  must be dealt with iron hand to ensure safety of workers and smooth progress of the project works, the release said adding that any conspiracy against the project would not be tolerated.



Irked by PWD’s inaction, Mebo people threaten agitation

Prafulla Kaman

MEBO, Jul 21: Angry over state Public Work Department (PWD) and the local MLA’s alleged inaction to improve the Mebo-Dhola road, the people of Mebo sub-division in East Siang have threatened to launch mass agitation to protest against the authority’s negligent attitude.

Mebo-Dhola road connects Mebo headquarter and rural areas of the sub-division and parts of Lower Dibang Valley and Assam’s Tinsukia district with Pasighat. The road is considered as lifeline for the people of Mebo area. Food, medicines, essential items and agricultural products are transported through this road.

The road is lying un-repaired for the last several years and the present pathetic condition of the road with numerous large potholes all along the road from Mebo Tiniali to Gadum tinali put the movement of vehicles at risk.

The 36 km stretch of Mebo-Dhola road from Mebo to Gadum village has gone from bad to worse day by day, putting vehicular movement at risk. The PWD had repaired a negligible portion of the road from Mebo town to Mottum early this year which worn-out after few weeks.

Many culverts at Sibiya, Kadang and Kongkul portions of the road that were either damaged or washed away during the last year’s flood are yet to be plugged.

Inordinate delay in completion of bridges on Kadang and Tatsing rivers between Mebo and Serum is forcing the passengers to pay the private party for using their temporary log bridge to cross the river.

Moreover, non-completion of the Steel Truss Bridge on Taro-Tamak River between Namsing and Gadum has compelled the commuters to adopt middle-age communication system. A mini machine boats is last hope for the people of greater Mer-Gadum area to cross the river to go either to Mebo or Pasighat for official works.

The local people allege that their MLA Ralom Borang has not initiated any effective step for improvement of Mebo-Dhola road. Former Mebo MLA Lombu Tayeng, who represented Mebo constituency for several consecutive terms, has not been also spared criticism for maintaining silence over the burning problems of the area. Though the Government has released huge amount for road repairing and bridge construction along Mebo-Dhola there was no significant development, Lenzing Pertin, a senior BJP leader of Mebo, said.

Pertin, who is a ‘State Council Member’ of BJP, sought PWD information under provisions of RTI Act, 2005, but the officials (PIO) didn’t furnish him information fearing that their financial embezzlement would become public.

“We are frustrated by the fact that the state government is not paying much attention to mitigate the hardship of the local people. We sought White Paper on utilization of fund released against maintenance of Mebo-Dhola road and construction of Kadang, Tatsing and Taro-Tamak bridges, but the authority is reportedly maintaining silence over the issue. We are left with no other options but to file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Gauhati High Court against the alleged misappropriation of public money by the government officials”, said infuriated Pertin in a press statement.



New mechanism needed on resource transfer’

NEW DELHI, Jul 21: Noting that all states face similar challenges of poverty and lack of infrastructure in the path to development, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday batted for introducing a more effective mechanism for resource transfer from the Centre to the states.

"The basic objective of development planning is to fight against these (challenges)," he said while listing out poverty, backwardness, lack of infrastructure and diseases as the common problems faced by various states.

Mukherjee said while all the states in the country have distinct features, they face similar challenges.

The President was speaking here after receiving copy of a book 'The New Bihar - rekindling governance and development'. The book was released by Noble laureateAmartya Sen.

The President also suggested taking a fresh look at the mechanism to transfer resources to the state governments beyond the statutory route.

"...now if you want to do it and have a fresh look at it, perhaps time has come when we should concentrate on this and all stakeholders to put their heads together and find out if there could be a more appropriate mechanism through which the resources can be transferred (to the states)," he said.

Mukherjee was referring to the allocation of funds to the states by the Centre.

Recognising the higher resource requirements of the states relative to their resource raising powers, the Constitution mandates to transfer funds to the state governments through statutory transfer of tax receipts collected by Centre through the Finance Commission award.

In addition, the states access central plan funds through Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Central assistance to State Plans.



Ering calls for speedy execution of MSDP schemes in Odisha

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering has reviewed the progress of the implementation of various schemes of the Ministry with the Govt of Odisha today.

While reviewing, Ering stressed the need for speedy execution of the approved programmes under the MSDP schemes, besides taking up new projects in 19 Minority Concentration Blocks (MCBs) of Gajapati, Sundargarh, Kandhamal and Bhadrak districts.

The Odisha Govt was also asked to expedite the process of forwarding new proposals of schemes aimed at providing educational empowerment to the Minority communities. In this context, emphasis was given to the Minority Women Leadership scheme “Nai Roshni’’ and “Sikho aur Kamao”. He further added that huge publicity is made to the various schemes of the Minority affairs ministry, so that the community can take full advantage of the   welfare programmes.

Later during the day, Ering also met Chief Minister of Odisha Navin Pattnaik and sought his help to establish the State Minority Commission to safeguard the rights and security of the Minorities in the state. He has also discussed a number of issues such as reconstitution of Odisha state wakf Board, Survey of Wakf properties, notifying Muslims as educational backward community, and transfer of Wakf matters from Law dept to Minority department of the Govt of Odisha. The Chief Minister assured follow up of the issues.



Priests felicitated to mark the Guru Purnima celebration

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Guru Purnima was celebrated in various  Nyeder Namlo centres in Capital Complex and  R K Mission Complex in a befitting manner.

At Doimukh Nyeder Namlo auditorium,  participating in the celebration Vivekananda Kendra’s Yuva Sakti’s Pramukh Pai Dawe explained the importance  Guru-Purnima and  also recalled the Guru-Sishya relations in Indian culture since time immemorial. He said Nyibus and Nyegams are supposed to be the Gurus who show the light of knowledge.

Earlier, Tana Yapu, welcomed  the gathering on the auspicious occasion.

Nabam Atum, Chairman of state level celebration committee of 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda congrualated Tana Teti for being felicitated and complemented Karay Kartas of VK ArunJyoti for felicitating one of the senior most priests (Nyibu) of the Namlo. It is worth mentioning here that Tana Teti, priest of Central Nyedar Namlo, Doimukh was felicitated on this occasion by Pai Dawe with citation and award for his yeoman service and contributions towards society.  

Taba Tatup, Prant Karyalaya Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra appealed one and all to take part in the yearlong celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s  birth anniversary.

At Golgi-Bote  Donyi Polo Ganging, Itanagar, Vivekananda Kendra has organized various programme to mark the   celebration.

While welcoming  the  gathering, Anong Perme, president of Golgi-Bote  Donyi Polo Ganging, explained about the life of  Swami Vivekananda and the importance of the Day.

Kalyan Dutta, Nagar Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra in his address  said Guru Purnima  day is actually the birth day of Veda Vyasa  who edited the Vedas and established the Guru tradition for protecting our traditional knowledge.

Tamak Tamuk, the Priest of Golgi Bote Donyi Polo Ganging was  felicitated on this occasion by Vivekananda Kendra’s.  The Chief Guest of the occasion Tani Jonkey, Joint Commissioner ( Tax and excise ), GoAP  handed over the award and the citation for his yeoman Service to  the society.

Komin Patir, organizer of the programme  briefed about the year long programme of  150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

At Medar Nelo, Prem Nagar, Naharlagun, the programme started with patriotic song presented by Duyu Tailyang.  Damsum Songthing has briefed about the activities of Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh.

Gyati Ranaji, Asmita Ayam of Sardha Sati Samaroh presented key note address regarding Guru Purnima and its importance. Tailyang Tade was felicitated by Vivekananda Kendra with a beautiful citation and award.

Tok Thomas, while informing about the five ayam of Swami Vivekanada Sardha Sathi Samaroh 2013-14 appealed all to join this year long programme.

The Day was celebrated at Nyeder Namlo, C sector, Itanagar.

Rigio Tada, priest of Nyedar Namlo, C-sector, Itanagar  was felicitated on this occasion by Vivekananda Kendra’s Nabam Tata with award and citation for his yeoman services and contribution towards the society.

Wangdep Lawang, Karakarta of Vivekananda Kendra highlighted about the yearlong programme of 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on the occasion.

At R K Mission complex, Guru purnima was also celebrated  with participation of children. Ashok Atale, Nagar Sangathak VK Arunjoti   explained about the Guru sishya Parampara and appealed them to practice the system to develop one self in right direction.



APPDSSU reacts to EE’s statement

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Taking strong exception to the EE Electrical Seppa Division’s statement, the All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students Union (APPDSSU) has termed the statement as a ‘mindless’.

In a release, it stated, he should be ashamed of making such illogic statement without realizing the actual situation of the ground level. Instead, he should be taking ‘preventive measures’ to resolve the problem at the earliest.

In Pakke-Kessang, everyone is witnessing that the 30 KW mini Hydel project is not functioning since last few years now. Though wire and pole connection have been made from Radhaso area to Dissing Passo, the area is yet to witness power supply, it maintained.

It charged, the statement of the EE where he mentioned that there are 24 hours department staffs attending to the line faults is not a reality. The statement has been made without realizing the burning problem. Seijosa, despite being an ADC Independent Head Quarter, is facing frequent electricity problems, as a result common people are facing hardship and untold problems of light. The claim that Baliso, Dipik, Passo, Niti-Darlong etc. were the first villages under RGGVY in the entire East Kameng district to be electrified and inaugurated by Local MLA cum Minister Health and Family welfare Atum Welly on May 20, 2012, is also an eyewash as the area is still to witness electricity.

Reminding of a press notice issued by the EE electrical Seppa published on February 24, 2011, which stated, “the newly constructed 11 KV line, which covers Seijosa to Dikhalmukh via Niti Darlong, West Dekrai, Baliso, Tayarso, Taroboso villages, and from khodaso to Swchung via Longpung, Jaraso, Passo villages under RGGVY scheme, will be ready for charging after February 28, 2011,” it declared it as false and fabricated as the mentioned villages are still reeling under darkness, even after two years.



State govt accords top priority to sports sector: Sanjoy

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The present Congress government led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has attached top priority to not only education but games and sports sector too as both sectors are crucial for human development, said Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy.

After inaugurating the 7th Intra-District T20 cricket tournament as chief guest at Palin general ground on Saturday, Sanjoy stressed on ‘health is wealth’ principle and enlisted the scope the sports sector offers.

Pointing out that the GoAP is one of the first states in North Eastern region to offer 10% job reservation for sportspersons, the MP exhorted the youth to prove their excellence as 400 posts are still lying vacant in the police department alone.

However, he cautioned that without discipline nothing could be achieved in life, particularly in sports sector. He said that many Arunachalees have excelled in weightlifting, soccer, badminton, karate and Taekwondo at national and global level reflecting their inborn talent. A good number of Arunachalees scaling the Everest is another glittering proof, he justified.

In all 12 teams, including from Koloriang, Nyapin, Chambang and RGU are taking part in the tourney. The Organizing Committee team trounced the VIP team by 5 WKT in the opening match to win a cash prize of Rs 40,000. The match was witnessed by hundreds of local cricket lovers besides Palin lawmaker Takam Pario, ZPM Rido Mina, circle officer Rido Tarak and host of panchayat leaders including anchal chairperson Khyoda Rana.  

Later, the MP-led team along with Pario inspected the local GHS school and expressed concern at the dilapidated status of the school building of the girls’ hostel.

GHSS principal Biri Son and vice principal Dari Kyochi after briefing about the school activities, in a memorandum, pleaded for immediate renovation of all three girls’ hostel buildings, including kitchen.

In response, the MP assured to take up the matter with Education Minister Bosiram Siram.

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Govt colleges should offer course on all subjects

Dear Editor,

I have been long meaning to write to your paper in order to bring to attention the sad educational scenario in our state. Going through the letter from Tabu Marbom in the reader’s forum column few days ago, I was reminded of my plan of action. I must say, he has rightly pointed out the lack of infrastructure and subjects in district colleges. Now, when RGU, a central university has introduced separate departments for new subjects like anthropology and sociology at the master’s level, why has it not been introduced in government colleges? Only a few private colleges have taken up the subjects. It is worrisome since the students have no basic foundation at graduation level and the quality of students passing out is questionable. Will they be able to compete for higher studies in the respective subjects outside the state?

Sociology is an upcoming and popular choice of subject and is being taught in government run colleges in other northeastern states but not in Arunachal Pradesh. Students interested in subjects like anthropology or Sociology has to often look for options beyond the state or simply opt for another subject!! It is a sincere request to our honorable education minister and Chief Minister to look into the matter. Also AAPSU, as the apex student’s body is requested to take up matters like this that escape notice but is of high importance. With a central university in place, it is high time, the 'quality' of education to be given the highest priority. We need colleges with a wide range of subjects and quality.

Lastly, I would like to request the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and the education minister in particular to please look into the matter. Our state needs quality leaders for which we need quality colleges.

And AAPSU, please take up the matter. As students, we rest our hopes on you.


Joy Nabam




Liromoba schools running without subject teachers

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I on behalf of Liromoba Circle Welfare Association would like to draw your kind attention that Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Liromoba was inaugurated in the year 2009 by Education Minister Bosiram Siram in presence of local MLA Jarbom Gamlin, the  former Chief Minister of state. The school was affiliated to CBSE in year 2010. But till, today after many representations and memorandum from various organization and Panchayat Leader the concern authorities are only giving false promise and assurance to the people of Liromoba. They are totally neglecting our problem and turns deaf ear to our demand. Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Liromoba is running without senior teacher (humanities) for last two year and secondary section are also running without Junior Teachers of subject like mathematics, English and Social Studies since last 10 years. In addition to that many primary school of Liromoba circles like Kapen, Rise- Dordi, Bole, Kayi, Ligo and Bopu-Legi etc. are running only with lone teacher in each school. Education department instead of posting new teacher at Liromoba has transferred existing teaching staffs from Liromoba to other District. This kind of act is immature. I request higher authorities to please stop process of inauguration function of various new schools. If you cannot provide sufficient infrastructure then stop making false promise and assurance to innocent citizen. In the meantime I request our local MLA to please give some attention to education Sector also. Today’s children are tomorrow’s nation builders.

Lastly, I request concern authority to please look into the grievances of Liromoba Circle and cancel all the Teaching Staff Transfer order from Liromoba to other School and immediately post senior teachers and junior teachers to mention school within this session. Otherwise, we will be compel to launch a democratic movement.


M.M Romin


Liromoba Circle Welfare Association



Make some changes

Dear Editor,

Being your daily reader (both online version and hardcopy), I would like to suggest you to add few more things in your website. I have seen in your website that there is a no "search option" for searching about certain issue or particular person. And one more changes I would like to suggest you is about your website i.e "back" option for the news pages so that the reader can easily turn to look the previous day's news. These are the changes which I would like you to make in your website.


Pisa Tatin



HIV antiretroviral treatment

The United Nations launched a new framework recently which seeks to give 15 million people with HIV/AIDS access to antiretroviral treatment by the year 2015. The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, offers countries and partners practical and innovative ways to increase the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines that will enable those living with HIV to live longer and healthier lives, as well as help prevent new infections.

Treatment 2015 takes into account the new consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection released last month by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recommend that people living with HIV start antiretroviral therapy (ART) much earlier. According to UNAIDS, nearly 10 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral treatment last year, and the target to reach 15 million is a push to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that seeks to have halted and begun the spread of HIV/AIDS by the 2015 deadline. However, the report notes that 30 countries account for 9 out of 10 people who are eligible for antiretroviral therapy but who do not have access.

The new strategy emphasizes the importance of HIV testing and counselling as a gateway to expand access to antiretroviral therapy in these 30 countries, and outlines three pillars essential to reaching the 2015 target which consist of: increasing demand for HIV testing and treatment services; mobilizing resources and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of spending, and ensuring more people have access to antiretroviral therapy.