Rail link to state Capital: No proper strategy in place for ILP
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Are we ready to welcome railway in the state capital ? This thought
is lingering in the minds of every Arunachalee ever since Indian railway started
the work to connect Arunachal with rest of the country through Harmuti-Naharlagun
rail line. The 20-km Harmuti-Naharlagun rail link to Arunachal Pradesh was sanctioned
way back in 1996-97 at an initial estimated cost of Rs 156 crore, which was revised
to Rs 317.33 crore later. The initial plan was to extend the line by another 13km,
right till Itanagar, but the state government in 2009 decided to terminate the rail
link at Naharlagun.
There are divided opinions regarding the rail connectivity to state capital. One
section vehemently opposes the rail project stating that it will lead to large scale
migration of mainland people into Arunachal.
“Itanagar will become another Dimapur. Infiltration and influx of outsider without
ILP will lead to increase in crime rate,” shared a concern citizen in social networking
site while participating in a debate about railway in Arunachal. Another citizen
echoing his concern said, “To connect railway to Naharlagun or any place in capital
complex is of no use. But places like Sarli/Limeking/Anini /Tawang needs railway
connectivity for the benefits of our army and locals. If our Govt really targets
for development in the state, let these place be connected with road and railway.”
The fear of large scale migration from mainland India into state is one big concern
for the Arunachalees. “Look at Dimapur. The whole topography of area changed after
introduction of railway and today; Naga has become minority in the city. ILP should
be implemented at any cost in the railway project as Arunachal is the only indigenous
land left in the corner of this country,” said a young citizen.
Another section who is voicing support for project believes that once capital is
connected with railway, the state will witness massive development in the coming
years. “I don't see any reason to fear from coming of railways. Railway will bring
self employment opportunity like vendor, goods transportation, taxi operator etc.
Above all the essential commodities and other necessary goods would be cheaply available
in capital complex once railway starts service,” said a citizen supporting railway
in the state.
Meanwhile North East Frontier Railway is targeting June month to start test runs
in the Naharlagun-Hamruty rail line. A K Sharma executive engineer, North East Frontier
Railway, the executing agency for the project while talking to this daily informed
that by June, 2013 they are hoping to roll engine into the track and start test run.
“The entire works is almost finished. Now we are only facing some technical problem
in regards to construction of bridges over Dikrong and Bogoli River. But these issues
will be sorted out soon,” said EE Sharma. On being asked about how railways are
going to implement ILP system, he said it is upto state government to decide and
they have no say in this regard.
When contacted, officials of state home department inform that they are yet to frame
any policy about how to implement ILP system in railway. “The higher authorities,
especially policymakers seem to least care about this issue. Honestly, we are yet
to hear regarding any kind of policy being adopted in regards to railway. In fact
only through media we are hearing that railway is coming soon to state and all,”
told an official of home department on condition of anonymity.
With just few months left for railway to start Naharlagun-Harmuti rail line, it is
shocking to know that government is yet to develop any mechanism to implement ILP
system. If the state govt fails to implement ILP system in railway, Arunachalee people
should brace up themselves to become minority in their own land. It will be interesting
to see how civil societies of state react to this serious issue in the days to come.
Budget 2013: Rs 2,030 crore for development of North East region
Tuki hails Union Budget
NEW DELHI, Feb 28: The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region was today
given an allocation of Rs 2,030 crore in the Union Budget, which is an increase of
Rs 101 crore as against last year's outlay of Rs 1,929 crore.
The fund, an increase of around 5 per cent, has been given to the DoNER Ministry
to implement various developmental schemes in the eight states of the region.
Though the Ministry was allocated Rs 1929 crore in 2012-13, it could only spend Rs
1,750 crore which has been reflected in the revised estimate for the year.
Of the total outlay for 2013-14, Finance Minister P Chidambaram made an allocation
of Rs 713 crore to the North Eastern Council, the regional planning body, to carry
out various schemes.
A separate allocation of Rs 948 crore has been made under grants from Central Pool
of Resources for the region.
In the 2013-14 Budget, Chidambaram earmarked Rs 60 crore as special package for developmental
projects in Bodoland Territorial Council in lower Assam.
A fund of Rs 45 crore has also been set aside for North Eastern States Road Investment
Programme, while an amount of Rs 60 crore has been earmarked as loan to North Eastern
Development Finance Corporation Ltd which was set up to support infrastructure projects
in the region. PTI
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has welcomed the Union Finance Minister’s Budget
announcement of providing financial assistance from Multilateral Development Banks
like the World Bank to build roads in the North Eastern Region and connecting it
The Chief Minister observed that enhancing connectivity of the region with South
East Asian countries in accordance with the Look East Policy of the Government of
India would help boost border trade avenues for Arunachal Pradesh. He said this will
help in paving the way for increase in export avenues to the optimum thereby generating
While terming the Budget as a balanced one in view of the present fiscal scenario,
he said that the Budget has adequately addressed the concerns of the common man.
Tuki specially lauded the twin initiatives of setting up of the first all women PSU
Bank in the country which will help in promoting financial inclusion of women in
the country by facilitating the participation of individuals as well as institutions
like SHGs, Co-operatives etc. He also welcomed the decision to earmark Rs 1000 crore
for a special fund named “Nirbhaya Fund” for the welfare of women in the country.
He pointed out that for the first time any government has provisioned such a considerable
amount to achieve the greater objective of Women Empowerment in the country.
“This establishes the UPA Governments’ commitment in ensuring equal opportunity and
Gender Equality,” Tuki asserted. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister congratulated Mukul
Sangma for the thumping victory of INC in the Meghalaya Assembly polls, results of
which were declared this evening.
Congress emerged as the single largest party with 29 seats out of the total 60 bringing
it back to power for a consecutive term.
Tuki, who had campaigned for the Congress in Meghalaya, expressed immense satisfaction
over the results and termed it as a victory to be savored.
“This is the result of the collective efforts put in by all Congress workers and
leaders. This is also the result of the good work put in by the Congress Government
in Meghalaya in the preceding tenure and reposition of people’s faith on the party,”
Centre sanctions addl. fund under IAY
NEW DELHI, Feb 28: Union Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned an additional
amount of Rs 7.7 Crores under Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) scheme for Kurung Kurmey
district that shares an international boundary with China.
This was informed by Union RD Minister Jairam Ramesh to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
during the course of a meeting here today.
This new sanction for 1764 additional houses is way above the normal allocation for
the district, which is presently only 588 houses.
Ramesh also informed the Chief Minister that the Union Cabinet has recently cleared
a proposal to allow connectivity under PMGSY to 126 clusters of habitations of below
250 population in 10 international border districts of Arunachal Pradesh with a financial
outlay of Rs. 1200 Crores. The Chief Minister was also informed that the Ministry
of RD has sanctioned PMGSY proposals for Arunachal Pradesh amounting to Rs.847.45
Crore for 94 road works and 28 long-span bridges covering 1148.96 kms. The Ministry
further released the second installment of Rs. 33 crores under MNREGA Scheme for
The Chief Minister offered his gratitude to the Union Minister for giving special
consideration to the state.
Tuki and Ramesh discussed in detail the various schemes under IAY, PMGSY, etc in
It may be mentioned here that the IAY scheme for Puroiks has been extended to Kurung
Kurmey and Papum Pare districts in addition to East Kameng, which was announced by
the Union Minister during his recent visit to Bameng in East Kameng.
The target homes under IAY in the state are 8339 for which the first installment
has been released.
Chief Minister Tuki has been continuously appealing for flexibility and special consideration
for all Central Government Schemes in the state in view of the special challenges
faced by the state in implementing these. The special allotments from the Ministry
of RD have been done based on these concerns and appeals from the Chief Minister.
Ramesh reiterated his commitment to give special attention to the schemes of Arunachal
Pradesh to a visibly happy Chief Minister.
Deadbody recovered from Sigin colony
DAPORIJO, Feb 28: Recovery of a body of a male person of age about 22 years from
Sigin colony has once again sent a shock wave among the residents, who have not yet
recovered from the recent devastating fire mishap.
Being informed, police recovered the body from a drain in Sigin Colony today. There
were multiple cut injuries on the body. The deceased is identified as Vijay Ramsing
of Taliha area. He was presently studying in BA.II year in Don Bosco College, Itanagar.
Police also recovered a cell phone and few amount from the deceased and kept them
in their custody for investigation purpose. Later, the body was sent to hospital
for post mortem.
Police registered a murder case against unknown person and swung into investigation
to nab the culprit involved in the murder. Police detained two men on suspicion and
started interrogating them.
Meanwhile, various organizations, including Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society, Loksabha
Youth Congress, Western Parliament and people from all sections of the society in
Daporijo have vehemently condemned the brutal murder.
Loksabha Youth Congress, Western Parliament President Dikto Yekar while expressing
grief and sorrow over the killing of the student, appealed to the youths of the district
to come forward and fight against anti social element and cooperate with administration
in maintaining law and order. He also appealed to the district administration to
bring the culprit(s) to book and award them exemplary punishment as per law.
BAYWS informed quoting sources that a group of miscreants reportedly called “Sycho
Gang” was active in the township and looting people during night hours, especially
non-trible people. The Society demanded the Govt. to take necessary action to check
this kind of anti social activities and ensure safety and security of the denizens
of the township.
Motorcycle lifters gang busted
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: In yet another major breakthrough the city Police under the supervision
of the SP City Itanagar have busted a gang of motorcycle lifters and arrested five
accused and recovered five stolen motorcycles from their possession.
The accused are Dalang Tanio (28) of village Parsi-Parlo, Kurung Kumey presently
residing at Upper Dobam Village Karsingsa, Tamuk Tai (22) of village Tamuk, Sangram,
Kurung Kumey presently residing at Museum Colony Itanagar, Sangha Tajuk (19) of village
Mangio, Sangram, Kurung Kumey presently residing at Rakap Colony, Naharlagun, Sangio
Takio, village Sangio, Sangram, Kurung Kumey presently residing at Jully Road, Naharlagun,
Tagio Tata, 45, of village Hapuk, Tali, Kurung Kumey presently residing at Gohpur
Tinali Itanagar, Naharlagun Police informed in a release.
The motorcycle lifters’ gang was busted after Tamuk Tai was caught red handed with
a stolen bike yesterday.
During interrogation, he revealed the activity of the motorcycle theft gang which
led to arrest of the co accused, who were found to be operating as an organized team.
Accused Dalang Tanio reportedly employed accused Sangha Tajuk and others for lifting
motorcycles to be delivered to him @ Rs 15000 per motorcycle and in turn he disposed
them off to the buyers @ Rs 25000- Rs 30000 per motorcycle. He also used to arrange
forged RC books and other related documents required for the disposal of the stolen
motorcycles through another agent accused Tagio Tata, who is expert in preparing
any kind of forged documents @ of Rs 2500.
During the search at the computer shop of accused Tagio Tata, numerous forged documents
such as ST Certificates, PRC, School Leaving Certificates, Marksheets, Trading licenses,
gun licenses, Identity Cards, Voter I cards, Birth Certificates, RC Books, Driving
Licences etc. along with the seals of the Deputy Commissioners of various Districts
of Arunachal Pradesh, including Capital Itanagar, EACs, Registrar of Death and Births,
LRSO, DTO etc were seized from his shop.
The police team comprised of the SDPO Naharlagun Jummar Basar, SI Techi Nega, SI
AK Pandey, Head Constable I Ngomdir, Ct Thomas Drai, Ct N Talo and Ct T Gangkak.
The SP City lauded the team and assured to suitably reward them.
Bob Marley Festival
The Bob Marley Festival to be held on 2nd March at Dree ground, Papu Nallah will
have performance from some of the major bands of North East region. For the interest
of the music lovers of state, here are the band profiles of some of the bands which
are going to perform on the day.
Roots Reggae Band
One of the most popular Reggae band and is based at Shillong. Once in a year, group
of musician friends from Shillong and the NE region get together to perform the music
of the inspirational reggae legend, Bob Marley, at the annual tribute concerts which
is usually held in Shillong either on the 6th of Feb or the 11th of May. This group
of musicians go by the name “Roots Reggae Band”.
The founder and music director of the “Roots Reggae Band” is Keith Wallang, who through
his event firm, Springboard Surprises, has been instrumental in popularising the
music and message of Bob Marley through the annual Marley tribute concerts organized
in Shillong for the past many years.
For the Marley fest in Itanagar this 2nd March, the “Roots Reggae Band” will comprise
of some veterans of the NE music scene as well as Youngsters, giving a fresh vibe
to the music being played. On vocals will be the beautiful and talented sisters
‘Elaine Wallang’ & ‘Andrea Tariang’ who have both sung with the “Roots Reggae Band”
band and joining them is the exciting new kid on the Shillong music scene “Gino Thangkiew”.
On guitars we have Berklee alumni ‘Amarnath Hazarika’ and up and coming blues player
‘Shepherd Naijiar’. The rhythm section features well known drummer ‘Sam Shullai’
& Bass player 'Jeff Laloo' previously of the Delhi band October and on keyboards
is the young 'Pritam Boro' who is based out of Guwahati. Besides these mentioned
musicians a couple of special friends of the “Roots Reggae Band” will be joining
us in the celebration hereby adding a little more positive energy to this special
Daniel and the soul rebels
Daniel and the soul rebels with their band leader Daniel Boko, a veteran Arunachalee
rock musician, have performed at various stages across the country. From winning
runners up at the Northeast music festival in New Delhi to Bob Marley festivals in
various parts of northeast India from Dimapur to Shillong, the band has come a long
way performing music ranging from reggae, pop, rock, and Bob Marley covers.
Jengging vibe is a collection of musicians who like to experiment with all contemporary
style of music rather than relegating itself to one particular genre. They play an
eclectic mix of funk, fusion, pop rock, reggae, and jazz. The band has performed
in Roots festival, held in Itanagar sharing stage with various international artists.
They also played at the ziro festival last year. With amazing talents on offer, the
Bob Marley festival is going to be one exciting music fest which you cannot dare
to miss out.
Tuki calls for speedy environment clearance for hydro projects
NEW DELHI, Feb 28: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has strongly appealed for speedy Environment
and Forest Clearances to take forward the Hydro Power Projects in the state.
Attending the 5th Meeting of the Task Force on Hydro Power Development here yesterday,
he explained in detail the problems faced by developers due to the delay in Environment
and Forest Clearances by Government of India.
Reiterating the state government’s priority to harness the Hydro Power potential
in the State for the benefit of the country, Tuki elaborated on a consensual approach
towards resolving pending issues related to land acquisition, rehabilitation and
resettlement in addition to the clearances. He also stressed on proper basin studies
with special reference to Siang and Subansiri and mooted steps to follow the recommendations
of Inter – Ministerial BK Chaturvedi Committee regarding the sharing of Hydrological
Data by CWC and Brahmaputra Board with Developers, Single Window Clearances, etc.
The Chief Minister also explained the historical context of the hydro power scenario
in the North Eastern Region where he called for a collective approach to sort out
inter-state disputes with an open mind in the greater interest of the region.
Union Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who chaired the meeting, assured the Chief
Minister that the Ministry of Power will co-ordinate with the Ministry of Environment
and Forests for speedy disposal of the clearances on a case to case basis.
Union Minister of Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh also stressed on proper basin
studies for Siang.
Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia highlighted the need
to harness the Hydro Power potential of Arunachal Pradesh for the benefit of the
The meeting was attended by Tanga Byaling, Minister of Power & RWD and Chief Secretary
H.K Paliwal among others from Arunachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister of Uttarkhand Vijay Bahuguna, Secretary Power, P Uma Shankar and Member,
Planning Commission, B.K Chaturvedi were among those who attended the meeting.
Meder Nello foundation day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The 9th Meder Nello Foundation Day of Apatani was celebrated at
Dree ground with traditional gaiety and religious fervor today. Clad in traditional
attires, the believers of “Danyi Piilo” irrespective of caste, creed and religious
affiliations and Nyibus participated it with great enthusiasm.
Addressing the huge gathering on the auspicious occasion, Padi Richo, Parliamentary
Secretary, Land Management and UD & Housing, called upon the indigenous faith believers
to preserve and promote their traditional practices, art & culture, folk tale & folklores.
Expressing grave concern over present growing inclination of youth towards the glamour
of other religion putting their own age-old mooring at peril, Richo said time has
now come to maintain our distinct identity by preserving the traditional values.
He also stressed on documentation of oral verse of the Nyibus in literature form
for future generation.
Taba Hare, former President, IFCSAP and president of Nyishi Indigenous Faith & Cultural
Society urged all the Danyi Piilo believers especially Apatanis, Nyishis, Tagins,
Adis, Galos, Intayanee, Rangfrahis and other Hindu and Danyi Piilo believers to work
together cohesively in preserving the age-old indigenous faith & beliefs of Donyi-Poloism.
Earlier in his address Bamin Hinda, Chairman Meder Nello Council of Apatani while
highlighting the concept of the mega celebration called upon one and all for maintaining
peace and communal harmony. He also stressed on the need to promote and preserve
age-old practices, indigenous faith and belief by the Danyi Piilo believers. He also
urged upon all section of the society for respecting one’s own belief, faith and
culture. He especially requested the Nyibu’s for giving proper education to next
generation and appealed the Chief Guest who is also the in-charge of Land Management
for allotting a small plot of land within Naharlagun jurisdiction for the purpose
of constructing its permanent Meder Nello for believers of Danyi Piilo of Naharlagun
which was agreed in principal.
Gyati Rana, Member Secretary, MNC read out the concept of Meder Nello movement and
its philosophy wherein he asserted that the indigenous faith system is the most ancient,
and universal which grew spontaneously along with the creation of the universe.
Prizes were also distributed by Richo and Hare to all the participants, Nyibu’s and
Cultural Troupes and Band Party. This was followed by vote of thanks from Vice President
, MNC Dusu Shra.
Apart from universal prayer for peace and harmony, offering of rice powder to Danyi
Piilo to the altar (Danyi Yugyang), colourful traditional dances presented by believers
of Danyii Piilo of Banderdewa, Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar Meder Nellos and
folk tales and folk lore by the Nyibus and band display by the students of VKV
Schools Nirjuli and Chimpu were the major highlight of the day long celebration.
A host of prominent personalities like Nabam Atum, Tony Koyu, both former Presidents
IFCSAP, Jumnya Siram, Dy. Director, Art & Culture cum Advisor IFCSAP, Ligu Tacho,
Chairman, Public Service Commission, Arunachal Pradesh, Gichik Taaza, Secretary,
IFCSAP, Montu Mossang, Secretary, Arunachal Vikash Parishad, Emin Rumi, Secretary
Kargu Gamgi and Lod Kojee, Chief Advisor, MNC and Senior officers of Apatani attended
State BJP chief recalls contribution of Siang Valley in state development
ITANAGAR, Feb. 27: The immense contribution of Siang Valley towards the growth and
development of Arunachal Pradesh remains unforgettable, said Arunachal Pradesh unit
of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Tai Tagak.
Addressing his first party rally at Kamba in West Siang district yesterday, Tagak
said that first generation leaders like Late Dr. Daying Ering, Todak Basar, Tomo
Riba were born in Siang Valley and they remain source of inspiration for younger
generation. Siang Valley has also produced many educationists, technocrats, bureaucrats,
social and cultural reformers, philanthropists and leaders etc. many of whom are
rendering their services to the motherland.
The BJP State President also informed that the first MLA on BJP ticket was elected
from Liromoba Assembly seat way back in 1984. Acknowledging the democratic sensitivity,
sacrifices and voluntary support of the people towards BJP, Tagak appealed to the
people to renew their support to the saffron party for a change.
On the occasion the state BJP President has accepted the joining of five Anchal Samity
Members (ASMs) where BJP NE States Organizational-in-Charge P Chandrasekhar Rao was
Rao, while welcoming the courageous move of the ASMs of the ‘party in power’ to join
BJP and their faith and willingness to serve people under BJP, called upon the public
to lend their full support to the main opposition party in the country and only alternate
to the Congress Party.
State BJP Treasurer, Bai Gadi, who contested from 27 Liromoba in the 2009 Assembly
election on BJP ticket and former vice president, Zilla Parisahd, Doyom Likar also
spoke on the occasion.
Earlier on February 25, Tagak reviewed the party organization in West Siang district.
He also held a brain storming discussion with the BJP district unit and visited the
district BJP office in Aalo on the same evening. The meeting was was attended by
district unit office bearers and about 100 delegates from various Mandals of the
West Siang District BJP unit President Kamdok Loya informed of various activities
of the district unit and he also formally felicitated Tagak for being appointed as
Satet BJP president.
On way to attend the party rally in Kamba on February 26, the state BJP President
offered floral tribute to Rutom Kamgo at his memorial at Opo village and saluted
the brave son of the soil, who was one of his close colleagues and worked together
with him in various social and cultural fields for many years.
Rutom died in Dhemaji of Assam in 2011 in a tragic road accident. The State BJP President
also visited the family members and relatives and interacted with them and recalled
the contributions and sacrifices of Rutom in the national services.
The State President was accompanied by Dug Saha and Hinium Tachu, president and vice
president of State BJYM.
1st N E India Mt. Everest Expedition team felicitated at Bomdila
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The first NE India Mt. Everest Expedition 2013 team members were
felicitated in a function organized by Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports
Association (AMASA). It was followed by ‘Serkem’ puja at Thubchog Gatseling Gompa
Bomdila for the successful completion of the expedition.
The expedition team comprising 16 climbers-- seven from Manipur, two each from Mizoram,
Arunachal Pardesh, Assam and Sikkim and one from Meghalaya is being led by Dr L Surjit
Singh. The expedition team also includes mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa, who scaled Mt
Everest twice in ten days.
RT Khunjuju Parliamentary Secretary HPD presented mementoes and khadas to all the
mountaineers. He praised them for their guts in attempting to climb the world’s highest
peak Mt Everest. He also advised the team leader to take utmost care and ensure safety
of all the climbers. Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi hosted breakfast in honor
of team members.
Tsering Wange, President AMASA extended a hearty welcome to all the selected mountaineers
who will undergo a rigorous physical conditioning and high altitude meditation training
from March 1 to 10 at Tawang.
It may be recalled that Arunachal Pradesh was selected from the five shortlisted
states of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Himachal and J&K for this high altitude training programme.
Six trainers from Sports Wing, Brahma Kumaris Mt Abu coordinated by BK Ramswarup
Mall, BK Jagbir Singh and Dr B Tanreja will start imparting training from tomorrow.
Their team had earlier trained several renowned sports personalities, including Indian
contingent for Beijing Olympics.
Department of Tourism Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has extended support in organising
the team's body conditioning cum meditation training programme in the state.
Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the patron of the expedition, has also conveyed
his best wishes to the expedition team.
The first leg of the expedition was flagged off by Governor of Manipur Gurbachan
Jagat on February 25at Imphal. The final leg of the expedtion will be flagged off
by President Pranab Mukherjee from Rastrapati Bhavan New Delhi on March 20.
PMEGP review meeting held at Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) Vice
Chairman Bado Singhi has been on a tour across the State holding review meetings
in the districts for effective and faster implementation of the Prime Minister’s
Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), a flagship programme of the Ministry of
While reviewing the implementation of PMEGP in Upper Subansiri district in a meeting
with Deputy Commissioner T Taggu and SBI local branch officials and others, Bado
emphasized on the need of effective and faster implementation of the scheme in a
balanced way in whole state of Arunachal Pradesh. He requested the DC, who is also
the Chairman of the District Level Task Force Committee on implementation of PMEGP,
for making it compulsory for the beneficiaries for erection and display of Sign Board
prominently in their industrial premises to increase the visibilities of the units
set up under the scheme. Bado also requested the Bank officials to see that numbers
of installments in releasing the financial assistances / loan are less as far as
practicable and gaps in release of subsequent installments are also not lingered
inappreciably as this consumes valuable time in grounding of projects. This may also
hamper to the enthusiasm of the entrepreneurs, he observed.
While appreciating the suggestions of the Vice Chairman, the deputy commissioner
requested for enhancement of targets for the district in the next financial year.
The SBI representatives however narrated some of their difficulties in financing
units. Bado, in pursuance to the guidelines of the Govt, of India and the RBI on
the subject, however, clarified how it is mandatory on the part of all nationalized
banks to extend credit support to this programme.
The Vice Chairman is also likely to hold meeting at Ziro on March 02 with the DC
and other concerned officials there.
Here, it is to mention that the targets under the PMEGP for year 2012-13 are to set
up 253 new units creating 2014 additional employments for which the Ministry has
earmarked a fund of Rs. 581.48 Lac to meet up the margin money (backend subsidy)
requirement which is jointly implemented by the KVIC, Department of Industries, GoAP
and the KVIB in the state.
4th foundation day of AGBWA observed
GBs are the eyes and ears to District Administration
ZIRO, Feb 28: ‘Senior Gaon Burahs (GBs) should guide newly inducted GBs of the village
for proper discharging of duties and lead them to right direction’, said Lower Subansiri
deputy commissioner Taru Talo today while attending 4th foundation day of Apatani
Gaon Burah Welfare Association (AGBWA), Ziro at the office premises of GB near district
Talo stressed upon proper functioning system and use of the powers of the GBs as
they can even arrest the culprit in their respective village and hand them over to
police and as lawyer, he can also settle cases of petty nature before it is brought
to the police station or judiciary for legal action.
Observing that GBs are the eyes and ears of the district administration, he said
that the DC of the district alone cannot do everything without the help of GBs who
are the part and partial of administration.
While responding to the two point’s verbal memorandum put before him, Talo assured
to prepare a scheme in consultation with the officers who earlier prepared one and
submitted to the Guahati High Court for construction of GB’s Multipurpose Hall in
every Zilla segments of Ziro-I block. However, he said that neither the High Court
nor the district administration could accord sanction for all seven Zilla segments
at one go which can be done in phase manner.
Responding to other point, the DC assured to extend a room meant for the kitchen
in the existing GB office building during current financial if possible or definitely
in next year.
While observing the contrast version of the GB and the application they present to
office, Talo asked GBs to get their applications re-read or confirmed from third
person before putting a signature or thumb impression to avert any future complicacy
because the writer may not fully convergent in the subject.
Lower Subansiri superintendent of police PN Khirme compared that the GB institution
is as old as British era which is much older than State police who came into existence
only in 1972.
Observing that in some parts of the State the politics has already penetrated into
the institution of GB and interfered in the appointment by favouring the person who
supports him in election, he said that such appointment affect the institution badly
where the deserving persons are rejected. To keep up earlier pride of GB institution,
he cautioned GBs to keep away from politics and remain neutral in panchayat election
which is approaching very near. If any body found involved in politics, the DC has
the right to terminate them from the post, he added.
Observing further that land case is very common in Ziro which originated mostly from
village level, he suggested GBs to settle the cases in village level because they
know the matter better than the police.
Attending as special invitee, Nani Sambyo, DSO (Statistic) suggested GBs to wear
red coat while attending any meeting for their identity. He assured to donate one
table for their office.
Hari ZPM, Hage Yasung in her speech suggested GBs to take up cases without any favoritism
so as to keep the image and pride of the GB institution.
Earlier, Hage Riku, president AGBWA in his speech informed that local MLA-cum-Parliamentary
Secretary, Padi Richo has been donating Rs. 50,000/- annually since last year for
use in funeral function and other miscellaneous expenditure. He also already donated
Rs. 50,000/- for the current year and other office infrastructure like almirah, table,
Asst. Secretary, Women Wing, Koj Ochey in her speech while appreciating the district
administration and police department for removal of tinted black film from the cars,
she appealed the DC and SP to control the speeding bikers which poises treat to the
commuters as well as riders.
Hage Siira, GB and its Secretary Takhe Pullo gave the welcome address and vote of
Among others, EAC T.T. Raju, CO Marina Siram and all the gaon borahs and gaon burish
of Ziro-I block attended the 4th foundation day of AGBWA. (from Yachang Tacho)
MLA lays foundation stone for cirle headquarters
KHONSA, Feb 28: MLA of Khonsa East Kamthok Lowang laid the foundation stone for Bari-Basiap
circle headquarters at New Katang village, about 25 km from here amidst a mammoth
gathering today. The circle will cover 14 villages.
Speaking on the occasion, the MLA described the occasion as momentous adding that
district administration, HoDs and the public of Changlang-Khonsa road belt villages
contributed in no small measures in the establishment of the circle headquarters
which had been a long-felt demand of the people of the area. He asked the people
to extend their fullest co-operation to the district administration for all round
development of the area and urged them to improve the work culture. Lowang told the
villagers that proper demarcation of the allotted land for the CO headquarters must
be made before constructing any structures and said that they must strictly adhere
to the written agreement signed between them and the district administration regarding
the establishment of the CO headquarters.
He lamented that the development of education was moving at a snail’s pace in the
entire Tutsa area due to which there were no government officers from the community.
He asked the villagers to utilize the funds judiciously adding that the government
departments should be allowed to execute the major works as the quality of work carried
out by the local contractors had been found wanting and below sub-standard.
Participating in the deliberation, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr Sachin Shinde described
the day as historic as the long-felt need of the people had been fulfilled thanks
to untiring effort of the MLA. He said that the establishment of the Bari-Basiap
CO headquarters would increase the responsibility of the villagers. The DC told the
people not to run after contract works but engage themselves in other gainful self-employment
activities. Tirap SP, Vikramjit Singh said that the establishment of the CO headquarters
would go a long way in mitigating the pressing problems of the people and in accelerating
the pace of development in the area. He emphatically asked the people to change their
mindset and accord top priority to education as no society could make any headway
without proper education of the people.
While replying to a memorandum, the SP said that the Ministry of Home Affairs had
already approved for establishment of a Police station at Katang for which land had
also been acquired.
Wangnya Pongte, ex-minister who is considered to be the father of Tutsa tribe came
all the way from Changlang and addressed the gathering. He asked the people to maintain
In his welcome address ZPM of Khela-Lamsa, Wangjat Kuma urged the HoDs to contribute
their mite to make the CO headquarters functional at the earliest and appreciated
the local MLA for his singular effort. All the chiefs, GBs and Panchayat leaders
who spoke on the occasion lauded the developmental initiatives of the MLA and reposed
their unflinching faith in his leadership. Cultural programmes and community feast
marked the function. DIPRO
Nyokum celebrated at Toru
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Nyokum Yullo was celebrated at Toru circle on February 26 with
Attending festival as chief guest, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Director
Bida Gida suggested the youths of the Nyishi community to protect and promote age
old culture and traditions. He said that “Nyokum Yullo is the festival of Nyishi
community but whole people of Arunachal Pradesh enjoy it as their own festival which
signifies the unity in diversity.
In her welcome address, Nabam Aka, ZPM chairperson and Chairman of Toru Circle Nyokum
Yullo Celebration Committee (TCNYCC) said that the main objective of Nyokum Yullo
celebration at Toru circle was to make our people aware about the rich cultural heritage
of the community as well as showcase it to the outside world. Meanwhile, she urged
every one to avoid wearing costly ornaments during the Nyokum celebration since it
is the festival for all irrespective of rich and poor.
Earlier, she read out the Nyokum mythology.
Various cultural and games and sport competitions were organized as part of the celebration.
Volleyball men’s title was won by Laptap Panchayat while the Mepsoro Panchayat won
the women’s title.
Fourteen men and 11 women teams participated in the competition.
Taba Ama was adjudged as Miss Nyokum Yullo while Teri Mecha and Tana Mama became
first runner up and second runners up respectively.
Tana Nigam was adjudged as Mr Nyokum Yullo 2013. Tana Sera and and Nabam Taga bagged
the first runners up and second runners up prizes.
The prizes for Mr and Miss Nyokum were sponsored by Nabam Yani.
Kambo Pago, Horticulture development Officer, Nich Teli, JE, WRD, AE PWD, Tana Nido,
ASM Toru Pnachayat, Gollo Tukia, ASM Ompuli Panchayat, Taba Mem, ASM Kheel Panchayat,
Nabam Tagam, social worker, general public and students were present on the occasion.
Nyokum, the major agriculture based festival of Nyishi community was also celebrated
at Sapthagiri area, Bangalore.
Clad in traditional attires, the Nyishis girls and boys and others irrespective of
caste, creed and religious joined the celebration with great enthusiasm.
Apart from rituals, excluding mithun sacrifice at the Nyokum altar, mega dance –
Rikam Pada were displayed by the boys and girls.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, caretaker of Acharya Institutions and of
North East Students RK Gowda advised the students to study hard and to concentrate
on their studies to fulfill the their parent’s expectation of success.
DADC sponsored bandh passes off peacefully
ROING, Feb 28: The 12 hour dawn to dusk bandh along the NH37 Roing-Shantipur highway
by the Downstream Anti-Dam Committee (DADC) passed off peacefully today with no reports
of any untoward incidence.
The first phase of the bandh was called by the committee to protest against the declared
public hearing to be held for Dibang Multipurpose Project on March 11 in Roing and
March 13 in New Anaya.
All vehicles plying towards Roing district headquarters was grounded for the day
with no vehicular movements on the highway.
The DADC committee led by Kamin Pertin, President, DADC and Martin Lego, Secretary,
DADC, has expressed its total opposition to the two public hearings.
The bandh was called in protest of the failure of the state government to commit
to their demands as promised by late Dorjee Khandu, former Chief Minister.
In a representation submitted earlier to the Roing Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar
on Monday, the committee said that the former chief minister in a meeting held on
August 28, 2008 with anti dam groups of Dibang districts had promised to depute an
assessment team for study of the downstream impacts.
The committee has called for total boycott of the public hearing, and said it will
continue their phase wise protest till the demands are met.
Tawang needs media attention
“Oh! This is Tawang, my God, so beautiful. It really where paradise is, so splendid,
simply a virgin canvas of the snow”. This is how every tourist once entering Tawang
Someone starts rolling on the snow, sometime tries to fly around the blue canopy
of the sky and few transform into statue of wonder and says “now I can touch my feelings,
it is Tawang, the museum of magic in Arunachal”.
Literary, this western-most corner of Arunachal Pradesh right on the international
borders with China and Bhutan is described as “The Beautiful Land of Monpas”, “The
Hidden Paradise”, and “The Land of Dawn Lit Mountains” and a praise for Tawang never
goes to an end.
It is truly witnessed; this land evokes images of awesome mountain views, remote
hamlets, and sleepy villages, magical Gompas, rugged hills, snow clad peaks, roaring
waterfalls, tranquil lakes and what not.
We are always blindly swollen with pride to this tourist hot spot of the state. But
praising and creating many adjectives is just the one side. But the other side of
Tawang is truly suffering today as it is encountering many unavoidable problems.
From authority to the periphery people, nobody has a collective and progressive consideration
to this darker side.
During an interaction with the District Tourism Officer (DTO), Tawang on 21st of
this month, the pitiable scenario of tourist flow to Tawang came to light. “Tourist
Arrival Report for the Year -2011” shows the number of total domestic tourists -
16084 and foreign tourists - 277 which were half the figure of the previous year.
Further, “Tourist Arrival Report for the Year’2012” shows the number of domestic
tourist as 12,686 and foreign tourists a total of 271 which is gradually decreasing.
The reason behind the decreasing of tourist flow is quite reserved. The ‘Tourist
Lodge’ run by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh includes poorly 12
staffs – a DTO, one driver, two cookmen, four chaukidar, and rest are clerical staffs.
The gentle justification of the DTO was as such “We have no Tourist Information Officer
(TIO) and Tourist Guide (TG) so far. Information, management and all sorts of hospitality
in the Lodge with a capacity of 30 rooms is solely run by me. There are 15 registered
Tour Operator (TO) under this Dept., but the pitiable gossip is that only two are
occasionally functioning”. Where temperature goes up to the minimum of -12 degree
C, authority could not repair the greasers, and consistent load shading of electricity
was another nightmare. While there is no light, the cookman gently visits the rooms
and offer one solar lantern for a separately partitioned two bedded room. Alas! The
authority is so poor.
There are other problems which resulted in decreasing tourist flow in Tawang. Let
us notice the observation made by Tenzin Zambe, the Circle Officer (CO), GA/Prot.,
Tawang on 23rd of Feb. “There are certain reasons for lessening the numbers of tourist
flow presently. These may be due to very poor communication facilities. Earlier,
helicopter service was made available to receive maximum number of tourists. Now
the copter service is not available for last few years. For a better road transport
facilities, we had written to the Defense Secretary, Govt. of India and they assured
to look into the grievances by the end of 2013. For reintroduction of helicopter
service, we had a discussion with the Parliamentary Secretary, Civil Aviation and
as a result there were a tender although very lately”.
Despite scenic beauty, these are the unavoidable situations that comes on the way
of development, particularly tourism in Tawang. Tourism could always be the high
income generating industry of the Monpas with less investment.
Tawang, a strategically important district near China border needs constant attention
of the media. We need a strong presence of the state media in Tawang but unfortuantely
no news papers of the state reach Tawang.
Taran Das, a bookstall owner at Nehru Market, Tawang said, “if we will subscribe
newspapers, it takes 4 to 5 days to reach Tawang. During summer, it takes more days.
People habitually avoid reading news papers”.
Should we consider Tawang a remotest corner of the state or from the nation from
all developmental perspective? Let us live together with Tawang sharing all innovations,
knowledge and wisdom of the world communicating with a better road and providing
a new tourist attraction to explore the paradise. (The writer is a Mass Comm student
at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills)
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
Sensitisation prog on SHP held
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: A one day sensitisation programme on school health programme (SHP)
was organised by District Health Society, Yupia at Itanagar today. The Programme
was chaired by DMO Papum Pare Dr. S. Ronya and co-ordinated by DRCHO Papum Pare Dr.
Kipa Tuglik as resource person.
The main objective of the programme was to create awareness among the nodal teachers
under School Health Programme of various Schools of Papum Pare district.
During the programme, Tuglik disclosed that the SHP aims for early detection, diagnosis,
treatment and care of students with the help of nodal teachers. He also added that
SHP will help to develop healthy attitude and behaviour among the students by giving
them proper counseling through ARSH clinic. The SHP will help in preventing communicable
diseases at school, increased learning capabilities and reduce school drop out rate
by establishing residential training centre-education.
The Nodal Teachers were also sensitized for providing weekly Iron & Folic Acid tablets
once in every week and De-worming (Albendazol) tablets once in 6 months for students
from class-6 to class-12 in all the govt/govt aided schools. These tablets will be
supplied by DMO /State Health Society.
The programme was a huge success and many Nodal Teachers from nook and corner of
govt schools of Papum Pare participated in large number.
Nyokum celebrated at Mengio
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The people of Mengio celebrated the Nyokum with traditional
fervor and gaiety at general ground Mengio (Sakiang) on February 24.
Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki emphasized
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 betterment
of the society, he said while exhorting them to stick to their roots and work tirelessly
for promotion of rich culture and traditions.
He also announced Rs l crore for construction of Nyokum ground, Nyokum rostrum and
repairing of Community hall Sakiang by next financial year under SPA, according to
Mengio NYCC chairman Gyamar Tana narrated mythology of Nyokum Yullo. He also gave
a detailed descriptions of rituals and practices during the festival. A mega dance
was presented as part of the celebration in which more than two hundred dancers girls
in traditional attires participated lead by Taba Ache and Nabam Ani.
PMO team reviews PM package
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: TKA Nair, Advisor to Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit
to Arunachal Pradesh arrived here this afternoon along with Joint Secretary PMO
Shatrughana Singh, Section Officer PMO Avinash Sinha and Senior Consultant Finance
Commission Vikram Srivastava.
Immediately after arrival, the PMO team, accompanied by State Chief Secretary Dr.
H K Paliwal, Commissioner Ganesh Koyu and Secretary to Governor and Secretary Planning
Ankur Garg visited the under construction State secretariat buildings. The team also
visited the under construction four-lane Itanagar – Hollongi road.
Later Nair convened a meeting and reviewed the progress of works under Prime Minister’s
special economic package to Arunachal Pradesh. Tomorrow the team is expected to
make aerial survey of other projects including Yupia-Potin trans-Arunachal highway
and Poma water project.
RUKSIN, Feb 28: Reacting to the press statement of Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS)
and its stand regarding creation of Lower Siang district including Nari-Koyu area,
Adi Students Union (AdiSU) said that the RBWS has made the opinions without knowing
the facts of “Adi Land”.
“We are not concerned with creation of Lower Siang district but we are anxious about
our land, and that is why we are opposing inclusion of our land in the new district,
AdiSU Information & Publicity Secretary, Kaling Eko said.
“…Such decision without taking the Adi people into confidence is unethical. We strongly
condemn the imprudent comment passed by the RBWS and others regarding the issue”,
Eko said in an counter statement.
CCTWA office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Local MLA cum Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board chairman
Techi Kaso today inaugurated the office of the Capital Complex Tempo Welfare Association
in presence of CCTWA president Takhung Bagang, capital traffic cell inspector K.
Pait and Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resource Development Agency vice chairman, Yora
Tagung among others.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Kaso advised the tempo operators to respect
the passengers and treat them well for their own benefit. He also advised the Tempo
owners to check the credentials and skill of drivers before handing over the vehicle
in order to avoid frequent road accident. Driver should not mix drinking with driving
as it may lead to wrong direction and accident. The MLA also assured Rs. 2 lacs
for office development activities from his MLA LAD fund and to construct common toilet
and bathroom for the association.
In his address Yora Tagung also urged the tempo drivers to maintain cordial relations
with passenger. At the same time he assured every possible to help the society.
Inspector Traffic Cell Capital Complex K Pait also spoke on the occasion and highlighted
the traffic rule and regulations.
Earlier, CCTWA president Takhung Bagang submitted a memorandum to Kaso.
Tagak flays Govt for not providing security to party leader
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: State BJP President Tai Tagak has alleged total security lapses
during BJP NE States Organisational In-charge P Chandrasekhar Rao’s three days visit
to West Saing District.
The State BJP president, who officially joined Rao at Kamba alleged that the West
Siang administration and District police, did not provide any security to the BJP
NE States Organisational in-charge despite written communication.
The party alleged that the BJP headquarters in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh had spent
all day of February 27 in anxiety after Assam Police Escort lost contact with the
party leader and it sent message to Arunachal Police to know the whereabouts of Rao,
the party said in a release.
Leader like Roa, who gets ‘Y’ category security coverage in the neighboring states,
makes no sense in Arunachal, the party rued and questioned the Chief Secretary and
the DGP, APP that as to why such indifference treatment is meted out to the opposition
in the matter of security?
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The Adi community of the Rajiv Gandhi University, including post
graduate students and research scholars, faculty members, officers and their families
felicitated Prof. Tamo Mibang, on his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi
University, in a simple but glittering function at RGUTA office building yesterday
organised by the AdiSU-RGU unit.
Citing his academic journey from a village boy to the present, Prof. Mibang, in his
speech, opined that, “Journey is more interesting than the destination, where you
need to negotiate lots of hills, rivers and rivulets to reach the goal.
He stressed for seeing every issue from the broader perspective although the world
as a society is shrinking. One should focus on one’s area of interest and specialisation
and return something to the expecting society, he said.
“Today as a learned group, one should strive for meeting the aspirations of the society
in the fast changing and moving world. Mastering the art of time management was his
advice to the gathering.
Earlier, Ayem Lego, President AdiSU-RGU delivered the welcome address.
Among others, better half of the VC and Deputy Director of Elementary Education Rongili
Mibang, RGUTA vice-president Dr. Tasi Kaye, RGU Deputy Registrar (Academic) Dr. David
Pertin, AE (Civil) BK Shah, Assistant Professors Ani Taggu and David Gao, Sr. Dental
Surgeon CHC Doimukh Dr. Yaki Darang, research scholars, B.Ed. trainees, and PG students
of the University witnessed the felicitation.
228 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.
Yitor village still waiting for development
Through your esteem would like to share few things regarding rural village. Yitor
village is one of the most underdeveloped villages of Arunachal Pradesh. The fundamental
reason behind the backwardness is the continuous negligence by our tall promising
elected leaders. My mind is still very fresh about the unforgettable memory of all
the suffering that we bore in order to educate ourselves due to absence of a learning
temple. We had to walk at least ten km a day to attend our class in a nearby village
despite hilly and sloppy terrain. It is sad to learn that our younger generation
is compelled to face all the hardship that we coped. Even a primary school is not
established yet. Not every parent can afford expensive modern private school, though
they know the essence, importance and value of education for their children in these
cut throat competition era. It is disheartening and demoralizing to sense that the
future of our children on whom we will be depending tomorrow is bleak and dark.
The problem of education is seconded by the lack of road connectivity. There is no
proper route which connects Yitor with other human occupied places. It has become
cut off village. Without road network, it is also very difficult for any other developmental
activities to take place appropriately. In actuality, land of Yitor is nature’s gift
in the sense that huge economic resources can be generated from its forests, rivers,
etc. The fertility of the soil has ample capacity to provide immense income oriented
economic activities. These produces can’t reach the market due to lack of transportation
facilities. Hence our economic advancement is harshly weakened. As a matter of fact,
during medical emergencies lots of problems crops up due to lack of transportation.
In addition, educated youths of our village can’t find a place for themselves in
departmental jobs. Because it’s a well known fact that entry into government job
requires enormous financial support or very strong political background. And practically,
we lack in both. There are still many untold, some unheard, few denied and neglected
essential development stories. Lots of things were expected from our Panchayat leaders
that they would listen to our words. But it is very unfortunate that our elected
Panchayat leaders did not fulfilled any expectations and some of them even improperly
utilized powers and functions vested to them by the constitution. Not even a visit
or tour was conducted. So, it is firmly requested to all our panchayat leaders to
play proactive role and fight for the society. As Yitor village falls under the 25th
Raga S/T Assembly Constituency, I feel free to say that it is binding public duty
of our local Legislator-cum-Parliamentary Secretary for Food & Civil Supplies and
Health & Family Welfare, Nido Pavitra to apply a practical and constructive solution
to improve our fading developmental state. It is his social responsibility to push
forward all the backward, underdeveloped areas of his political jurisdiction as well.
Expectation and hope is as high as sky this time also that our agony, misery would
be sorted. The basic measure that our MLA could formulate is by connecting Yitor
village in this ongoing Jigi-Mite road project. That might be immediately followed
by a provision for creation of a primary school at Yitor under this financial year
for better future of people of Yitor village in particular and state as a whole.
It is also expected that announcement made by Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
that one member of every family shall get employment in government sector will be
honestly, genuinely utilized by our his good office.