ITANAGAR, Mar 17: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki attended the ‘Development Meeting‘ at
Leporiang today. He was accompanied by MP (West), Takam Sanjoy, MLA Techi Kaso,
APCC General Secretary B.C. Tok, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, Superintendent of
Police Nabam Gungte, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chukhu Tallar, Superintendent
Engineer (PWD), Hage Bida and hosts of other officers and Public Leaders.
Responding to a memorandum submitted to him, the Chief Minister said that ninety
nine per cent of the villages of Leporiang Circle are connected with road which he
had initiated during his tenure. He announced Rupees one crore each from SPA for
Leporiang Township Road, Bobia SE (PWD) internal road and Leporiang-Rachi road.
He also announced Rupees two crores under SPA for construction of Circle Office Building
and a Residential quarter for the Circle Officer in the financial year 2013-14. He
also assured to take up establishment of Police Out post at Leporiang on priority
The Chief Minister advised the people not to put any impediments on construction
activities of the Trans Arunachal. He unequivocally condemned the illegal construction
along the proposed Highway for sake of claiming compensations. He further informed
the public that he has already taken up the matter of early release of compensation
with the Central Government. He exhorted the people to let the work agency to start
the construction activities for benefit of one and all. The Chief Minister also dwelt
at length on various welfare programmes like Chief Minister Agri mechanisation Programme,
Chief Minister Paryatan Bikash Yojana, Chief Minister Talent Award and Chief Minister
Universal Health Insurance Schemes
Tuki said that the government employees have been taken special care of by his government.
He told that Housing loan for government employee to be increased from 7.5 lakhs
to rupees 15 lakhs in the current budget besides HRA grants of 10 per cent of the
basic pay scale. Ex-gratia will be paid to casual workers and Honorarium for GB &
HGB will be increased to Rs. 500/- and Rs 600/- respectively besides two units of
free power for GBs.
He announced Housing project for Puroik community. He told that 800 family of the
community will be provided CGI sheet under the IAY scheme. He also told that 15000
hectares of land will be developed under IWDP, according to an official release.
In his address, Takam Sanjoy called for ‘change of mindset’ to usher in new era of
development. He requested the public to refrain from indulging in complaints and
counter-complaints so as to facilitate better implementations of developmental projects
and allied schemes. He further assured to take up sanctioning of a ‘Guest House’
at Leporiang on priority basis and announced rupees fifty lakhs for the same.
Techi Kaso and Public leaders of Leporiang Nabam Tara, Nabam Kakam, Tana Tagum
Tara, and Nabam Runghi also spoke on the occasion.
NSCN-IM cadres burn down Govt
vehicles at Soha
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: After receiving the information that a doctor has been brutally
beaten up by NSCN-IM cadres at Soha village near Deomali for denying extortion money,
the Assam Rifles jawans reached the spot yesterday and along with police personnel
managed to push the NSCN (IM) cadres into the jungles.
The Assam Rifles jawans, however, immediately came under heavy firing by a huge number
of NSCN-IM cadres without provocation. In the meantime the NSCN-IM cadres had burnt
the Government vehicles belonging to Soha CO and Police OC and fired upon them indiscriminately
causing heavy damages to the village, according to an AR release.
Earlier, the NSCN-IM cadres reportedly ripped apart the telephone and electric poles
in Soha village. It was learnt that Soha circle officer and Deomali police OC along
with their vehicles were also trapped at Soha, the release added.
AAPSU writes to union HM
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has expressed
serious concern over news of exchanges of fire between security forces and NSCN (IM)
insurgent at Soha village under Tirap district. Understanding the magnitude of situation,
AAPSU President Kamta Lapang has written to union home minister questioning the silence
maintained by central government over the whole issue.
“This is not the first instance as intermittent turf wars between both the factions
continues unabated in Changlang, Tirap and Longding districts, declared disturbed
under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. The ceasefire area was never extended
beyond Nagaland since the Govt of India began talks with the NSCN decade ago to find
a lasting solution to the Naga issue. Reports of heinous crimes including extortion,
torture of local denizens, kidnapping and murder and intermittent turf wars for area
dominance by both NSNC (IM) and Khaplang factions are reported very often. Many well-established
camps of both factions within the territory of Arunachal Pradesh were found and demolished
by the security forces during the last few years, but intriguingly the Gol turned
a blind eye while the locals suffered silently with the state government incapable
of providing any solace to them even when the insurgents resorted to interfering
in state administration and elections,” AAPSU wrote in the letter.
During a visit to state the then home minister P Chidambaram while replying to the
questions of press persons had stated that ‘‘the security forces would take strict
action against the insurgents. It was unfortunate that they (NSCN factions) were
out to kill each other (Referring to turf wars). But this cannot be allowed in Arunachal
AAPSU stated that despite such statement, the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding
are suffering at the hand of NSCN. “Does it not tantamount to neglecting attitude
towards the Arunachalees when their sufferings continue for none of their fault while
Gol continues to hold peace talks with NSCN groups? What is meaning of such tall
claims when the Centre fails to realize the agonies of the locals?” union questioned.
However, AAPSU appreciated the special package announced by union home minister for
police recruitment, renovation and infrastructure building of new police stations
in Tirap and Changlang districts besides creation of Arunachal Scout by the Centre
to recruit the Arunachalee youths. The people, political parties, including the ruling
Congress and the civil society have umpteen times made it clear that Arunachal welcomes
Naga peace talks but would neither compromise with its territorial integrity nor
tolerate continued violence against the innocent tribal’s of the state by the Naga
insurgents. How long New Delhi wants to test the patience and tolerance of the patriotic
Arunachalees, the AAPSU questioned.
Moreover, it was New Delhi on whose instant the Chakma and Hajong refugees were
given voting right though there is no Constitutional provision for allowing settlement
of any non-Arunachalee including Indians, but the foreigners were given voters' right.
In order to cover up its mistake of settling the refugees in this prohibited land
without the consent and knowledge of the local denizens, who are the owners of the
land, union govt violated constitutional provision stated AAPSU.
New clinic inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic (AFHC) was inaugurated by
Parliamentary Secretary for health Nido Pavitra at Itafort Dispensary yesterday.
He was accompanied by host of other dignitaries which include likes of Bidya Gadi,
Mission Director (NRHM), Dr. M Jini, CMO, Arunachal State Hospital, Bikash Bage,
OSD to Parliamentary Secretary (Health), Dr. Amping Perme Ete, Nodal Officer (AH)
NRHM, Dr. R Rina, Jt. DHS, Dr. D Raina, Medical Superintendent, ASH, Dr. D Duri,
Project Director APSACS, Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director APSACS, Dr. K Tuglik, DRCHO
Yupia and other Doctors of Itafort dispensary and staffs of NRHM. The program was
organized by the District Health Society, Papum Pare.
Dr. K Tuglik, DRCHO Yupia explained that adolescents (10-19 years) constitute 22%
of the population of our state and a large number of the adolescents are out of school,
married early, work in vulnerable situation and are sexually active and most of them
are exposed to peer pressure. According to NHFS-3, 51.2% of girls and 33.4% of boys
in the age group of 15-19 years are anaemic in the state. 42% of girls and 31% of
boys are married before the age of 18 years. 29.8% of married girls in the age-group
of 15-19 years have un-met needs of contraceptives in the state.
According to Demographic and Health Survey 2005-06 23.3% of girls in the age group
of 15-19 years are married before the age of 18 years and 0.3% of the girls are separated,
divorced or widowed in the age group of 15-19 years. According to APSACS data 17
people below the age of 20 years have been tested HIV positive in the state. All
these data’s shows the vulnerable conditions and health issues faced by the adolescent’s
population of our state. Govt. of India understood the need for intervention for
providing Health services which caters to the adolescent population of our country
as their needs is very different from those of children and adults. Hence Adolescent
Friendly Health Clinic was established in the existing public health system to provide
preventive, promotive, curative and counseling services to the adolescent population
of our state. Service providers in AFHC consist of a Doctor, Nurse and RTI/STI or
ICTC Counselors to provide quality services and care to the service users. Various
Services like Counseling and Treatments for Skin Problem, Menstrual Hygiene, RTI/STI
Management, HIV/AIDS, ANC, PNC & Immunizations will be provided in AFHC.
Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic helps in awareness generation in the society and
building a supportive environment for improving health seeking behaviour of adolescents.
It will also contribute towards the long-term health goals and help in reducing MMR,
IMR, TFR and HIV infection in this age group.
BJP flays state budget as eye-wash
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh terms this year’s
(2013-14) state Budget an eye-wash. The party said it is a populist election year
budget with lot of hollowed promises diverting the people’s attention from the real
situations of rampant corruptions. The financial situation of the Arunachal Pradesh
government has gone from bad to worse. Though the Govt has been denying any overdraft
but it had to enforce several tough austerity measures throughout the financial year
2012-13, the BJP said.
Presentation of deficit budget by the Finance Minister yet for 2013-14 reflects very
poor and unhealthy financial management in the state government although deficit
budgets are not always bad economy, the BJP said. The party said that “there is
urgent necessary to mobilize and make simultaneous efforts to upgrade the capacities
of the system and make them strong and healthy so that the true purposes of the people
who are the makers of government in our democracy are served above all.”
“By and large most of the wayside tourists motels/cafeterias/Lodges are non-functional
facing with acute shortages of basic minimum amenities and wherever persons taken
lease/franchisees are facing problems already in the different parts of the state,
and whereas the state have limited towns of popular tourists destinations with limited
good hotel / resorts facilities there is no much scope of generating good amount
of revenue proposed in the budget and may rather turn burden on the hotels and resorts,”
the BJP said.
The budget proposed for enhancement of civic charges, which was last revised in 2007
by 20 percent would be extra burden on the Aam Admi (Common People) especially who
are already burning under the flames of skyrocketing market prices due to the wrong
economical policy by the Congress led UPA Government, the party said.
How long do they wait for CM Talent Award ?
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: Prem Taku at his 16, does not know how long he has to wait for
a laptop computer (he has been dreaming of it since school days) along with an amount
of Rs 10,000 as he was supposed to get it from the Arunachal Pradesh Govt under Chief
Minister Talent Award scheme meant for meritorious students of class X and XII.
This scheme was initiated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and announced during budget
session - 2011-12 to instill a sense of competition and academic excellence among
the young students of the state. Prem topped at his school with 10.0 CGPA in All
India Secondary School Examination 2011 from St. Xavier School Palizi in West Kameng
For many meritorious students and their parents to get laptop computer and cash award
under so called CM Talent Award Scheme has more or less become a hollow promise,
since they are yet to get it even after years passed. Apparently delayed in distributing
laptop computers has made students and parents weariness about the scheme. “My excitement
for getting a laptop computer which my family could not afford has gone down” rued
a student who got Grade A in all subjects in class X.
However, according to Secretary Planning Ankur Garg, the inordinate delay in distribution
of cash award was due to rejection of many applications which have failed to follow
the criteria such as bank account and other relevant documents sought in application.
Secretary further disclosed that 58.1 lakhs rupees had already been released for
the total applicants of 740 (both class X and XII) across the state. But, he said,
out of 740 applicants, 159 were returned to respective deputy commissioner for fulfilling
the required criteria. And for the year 2012-13, out of 624 applicants, 250 were
sent back to district administration, and Rs 37.4 lakh had been released for cash
award, he added.
Garg further added that tender process for procurement of laptop computer have been
completed, however due to legal challenge by some bidder the matter has been send
to advocate general for his legal opinion. He admitted that it may take some time
to distribute but assured it would safely reach those students.
AAPSU women wing conducts rally against crimes at Tezu
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) headed by Aman
Tayeng, President, W/Wings, AAPSU has conducted a peace rally at Tezu on March 12
to send a strong message against growing numbers of crimes such as rape, murder,
kidnapping, extortion, drugs smuggling etc.
The AAPSU team also criticized rampant activities of under ground people in the district
which creates a fear psychosis to the peace loving people in the region. It posed
a major threat to the life of common people and also curtails the basic fundamental
rights of the people, AAPSU said.
The state government should deploy adequate para military forces, police force in
the region in order to restore a sense of security to the commoner. Lack of security
and law and order in the Lohit district lead to a new height of crimes and atrocities
against the humanity and among them the women and child are targeted by the anti-social
activists in the Lohit and other parts of the eastern Arunachal Pradesh, said Joram
Ashu, G/Secy, AAPSU women wing.
Strict checking on ILP at every check gates, increasing female police personnel and
regular patrolling at sensitive place in the Lohit district were also important demands
of the union.
The AAPSU team submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Police (SP) and Additional
Dy. Commisioner (ADC), Lohit requesting them to speed up the investigation and immediate
arrest of culprits those who involved in the rape case of Chowkam. Punishment should
be awarded to the culprits.
The AAPSU team headed by Biru Nasi, GS inspected Indira Gandhi Govt. College Hostel
and interacted with the students. The students were urged AAPSU to help for immediate
sanction of Safety tank in the campus. Suraj Tayem, Finance Secretary, AAPSU also
accompanied with him. The AAPSU request students community to stay away from the
opium and other drugs activities as it doesn’t only destroy life of individual but
create a havoc in the society too.
The students’ bodies such as All Lohit Students Union (ALSU), Anjaw District Students
Union (ADSU), All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU), Indira Gandhi Govt. College Students
Union (IGGCSU), Women Welfare Society Tezu (WWST), All Tai Khamti Students Union
(ATKSU) and many well-wishers, students leaders and dignitaries participated in the
East Siang facing drought-like situation
RUKSIN, Mar 17: Even thought the South-West monsoon was remaining active for several
months in the region, some parts of Siang valley including Pasighat and Ruksin and
Mebo in East Siang district are experiencing drought-like situation, reportedly due
to scanty rainfall for last some months.
Except few pockets of East Siang, larger portions of the district like Ledum, Bilat,
Nari, Koyu, Seren, Ruksin, Sille-Oyan and Mebo circles are hit by drought-like situation.
The drought-like situation severely affects on rubber and tea cultivation in the
area. Shortage of rainfall during last part of tapping season caused low production
of rubber latex in Ruksin and Nari and Seren areas, while development of new plants
are hit-hard. In a similar manner, growth of tea leaves in the region is found idle
due to scanty rainfall this winter.
Scanty rainfall has become a ban for the rural farmers of the region, who are rearing
domesticated cattle. The growth of the herbs in grass grazing lands is at leisure
and consequently the cattle are facing scarcity of grasses.
The situation earlier surfaced in the region in 2009, when more than 11,000 hectares
cultivated land affected. The rain-fed irrigation channel leading to paddy cultivation
sites were dried up due to insufficient rainfall. The state government initiated
contingency food production scheme among the rural farmers by providing Black gram,
Green gram and Sesamum seeds for alternative cultivation.
The farmers of the affected area have demanded the state government to initiate alternative
water supply measures for production of kharif vegetable other horticultural crops
in the affected areas.
Make best use of free learning facilities in libraries: Borang
WAKRO, Mar 17: “Libraries provide you free services to learning all through the year.
Students must make the best use of it” exhorted V. Borang, District Library & Information
Officer, Tezu, as she delivered the valedictory address of the Reading Awareness
workshop at Tafrogam village, off Tezu. “Reading outside your text books alone can
strengthen your education and build your career.” Borang also lauded the volunteers
and reader-activists of Bamboosa and APNE libraries for spiritedly spearheading the
reading movement in the district.
The workshop was a part of the Reading Awareness Campaign in Lohit by the District
Library, Tezu conducted jointly with the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network and the VKV
Tafrogam Alumni Education Society (ViTAES) to spread the joy of reading across the
villages of the district.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Bapenlu Kri, Vice-Chairperson, ViTAES, thanked the
DDSEs of Lohit and Anjaw and the Education Dept for their keen and generous support
to spread the reading promotion activities to the remotest villages in their districts.
Explaining the importance of ‘each one teach many’ in the reading campaign, the Coordinator,
VT-AWIC Youth Library network, thanked the Director Public Libraries, Itanagar and
the state directorate for their wholehearted recognition and patronage to voluntary
agencies and the young reader-activists, for promoting reading habits among rural
and marginalized youth groups.
Each programme consisted of demonstrations of poetry recitation, story-telling and
book reading by volunteers and reader-activists, followed by the training sessions
for the local students. At the end, the young participants performed some of these
items before invited guests, giving the audience a delightful surprise on how a group
activity promotes confidence in speaking and language use. The Coordinator and other
adult volunteers gave reading and recitation demonstrations from periodicals like
the Children’s Magazine, Dimdima etc and introduced famous authors like Roald Dahl,
Dr. Seuss and Shankar.
Earlier, the Reading Awareness Campaign in Wakro circle got launched with a spirited
programme at Namgo, a remote village off Medo. It was attended by over 50 students
and teachers from 3 nearby schools. Inaugurating the workshop, the Namgo Gaonburah
Sri Supap Kri expressed his great happiness that the Lohit Youth Library Movement
has reached out to his remote village and lauded the APNE Library volunteers for
their enthusiastic efforts to spread reading habits.
Expressing their happiness after the workshop, Viru Subba (GMS Namgo) and Nongown
Emphum (GS Medo) said that it was for the first time, they were participating in
such a unique programme and found it very beneficial. This was shared by the teacher
Sulaiman (Gyan Sarovar), Wangpha Tinki (GMS Namgo) & Jalimsi Krong (VKV Tezu).
In the Story telling, Nongwon Emphum (Gyan Sarovar), Suiseng Manglong (GMS Medo)
and Bisekso Kri (Gyan Sarovar) won the top places, regaling the listeners. In the
painting contest at Namgo, Rakesh Rai, Asha Rai and Kishor Tamang won the first 3
prizes. In the skit-enacting and poem recitation contests, at Tafrogam, Kr. Sosemso
Gam, Etemlu Tayang & Siya Bellai while the 3rd prize went to Bacham Tayang.
Earlier the APNE Library conducted a workshop at the Blooming Buds School, Namsai.
It plans to conduct more programmes in remote villages like Tumba, after the annual
Ali-Aye Ligang celebrated with traditional fervor
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The Central Ali-Aye-Ligang, the main festival of Mishing community
was celebrated with traditional fervor at Silapothar in Dhemaji district of Assam
on March 14, 15 and 16.
While addressing the mammoth gathering on the open session, Gumjum Haider, the former
Secretary General of NESO appreciated Mishing community for preserving rich traditional
cultural heritage of great ancestor, Abo Tani. He said it is his dream to have common
festival of tribes of Abo Tani someday.
“It is high time that the tribes of Abo Tani clan come together and work for the
greater unity and progress of its brothers. We need to go beyond political boundaries
imposed by political states, we need to know our anthropological lineage. For many
decades and centuries we have not realized the existence of its clan members beyond
its inhabited areas due to communication bottleneck; but today! Science has so developed
and it is very easy to find our own brothers and communicating with them,” he said
adding “I would request students Organization of Tani Tribes to start working for
common language of Tani groups which will be acceptable to all the tribes”.
Haider appealed the people to know its genealogical roots and said that “person
who does not know its origin is like a tree without a root”. The Silapothar Central
Ali- Aye Ligang of Dhemaji was attended by many dignitaries from MMK the Apex Social
body of Mishing community.
Also present on the occasion were former MLA Poniram Tayeng, former MLA Bhuvan Pegu
and President of TMPK J Doley along with many more students leaders from Assam. Haider
was accompanied by Tanya Agu, Spokesperson AAPSU and other student leaders.
DC visits Gusar, inspects school and health centre
DAPORIJO, Mar 17: Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu along with the
team of officers visited the Gusar circle headquarters at Segi village and inspected
the basic facilities such as health and school infrastructure on March 15 last.
Most of the govt. officers including the CO, BDO of the circle were present during
While visiting the school and health centre, the DC suggested for proper maintenance
of school building and health centre. He said public properties like schools and
health centres should be protected well and stressed on proper fencing around the
Govt buildings and infrastructure. However, the villagers appealed the district
administration for posting of adequate medical staff to the health centre.
Delighted with the scenic beauty of the area, the DC also urged the local populace
to protect the flora and fauna. Taggu observed that the area could be developed
as one of the tourists’ hot spots with the cooperation of the local people. The DC
also advised the villagers to take care of their children in proper way. While pointing
out the recent murder case at Daporijo, the DC also appealed to the villagers not
to give shelter to miscreants who usually run away to villages after committing crimes
in the town. The villagers should informed the police if such miscreants take shelter
at the village, he said.
Meanwhile, the public expressed their grievances over erratic power supply and appealed
for regular supply of power.
Gypsy in the midst of intrusive modernisation & changing trends
“Student life is a golden life” but is it? As these days every now and then all one
can think about is competing, succeeding, struggling to achieve. And there upon come
diversified distractions, illusions, and mind manipulating perpetual annexations
of worldly things moreover pressure from every nook and directions.
In this 21st century, success means everything furthermore what the scenario stands
at the moment. Everywhere there is a rush for something significant, with no time
in the hands to even look properly into a mirror. All they say is it depends upon
how you work hard and study today but has any parent or anyone tried to take a glimpse
about how hard it is to be on the other side of it.
In Itanagar itself, numerous Students arrive with big dreams and timid aptitude to
pursue education along with others, while some attain their goals while others not.
Now, nothing can be yours and you cannot obtain anything that easily, likewise earlier
during NEFA where our fathers and uncles at their age were forced to do Government
jobs and elegantly pressurise to absorb administration and responsibilities in every
sector for refurnishing the society, to take Arunachal in its zenith.
With the coming of new era and advent of modernisation every single thing that comes
under basic amenities like houses to live, & adequate jobs, etc are hard to find
in every aspect and field, especially for students who come to not only in Itanagar
but in other cities also with a hope to absorb, gain, relieve here or to engaged
himself or herself and to get sustained, most probably.
In initial period of your career, and hereby due to excessive students in every institution
everyone don’t get a hostel room but you need a place to stay than the ultimate option
for one is to find an room or a rent house, and as far as for here no one can even
dream of acquiring one adequate room. This all can be also said due to lack of available
rent houses, growing population, limited appropriate land, competitive juncture in
Arunachal capital etc which is a matter of concern for the state government. Those
who don’t have relatives in cities like Itanagar do always becomes the victim for
finding rent houses. Today, we are confronting with this grudge, what the next generation
One cannot explain how it feels to be a student. Every now and then all you get is
pressure from the family to fulfil their dream, pressure within ourselves as everyone
wants to be someone standing as a mirror in front of the society so that the people
will yearn to be like you. But this intrusive modernisation and sabotage living standards
among the student communities sometimes have deliberately eluded the picture of enthusiasm
from them. Camouflage dressing trends, disco, bars, imbibing alcohol, reckless driving,
living in the world of illusions etc that has what infiltrated the mindset of most
of the students, turning them to be the same. These are possibilities and happenings
that influence the student, youths and can have a contrary result which might has
Literally, now in Arunachal the most diverging and susceptible factor that distracts
the minds mostly among student bodies from going to the main conversion of attaining
their goal is indulging and acting in Union & organisations. In Arunachal, most of
the time it is observed that in a month numerous new Unions and students Organisations
are formed, however most of them are just for name sake and to acquire and imbibe
money in the name of Union. This manoeuvre of getting easy money without wasting
a sweat is being engulfing every person and student in particular, and the interesting
part is they see it as a way to end all miseries but fail to analyse where it will
take you. Sometimes some of them came out succeeding from this game of politics but
most of them remain jaded. These things of student politics should be concealed and
put to halt in any circumstances by the state and the people residing here, for tomorrow
it’s going to be worse than ever. No one gets benefit out of it except the pseudo
politicians who use the mere students by beguiling and luring them for their own
The future stands if the foundations are strong today; there are hundreds of poor
students still who cannot even afford to buy books though they may be talented or
bright. Many may have perished like this from time immemorial, how it can be negotiated?
Schemes, projects, assumptions are made for upliftment in the education sector, but
can be seen only in papers as for real nothing has changed. The representatives to
whom we have elected to represent us do blarney talk every time during elections
and they goes unchecked, not concern about the inconvenience.
The GOAP should look upon such matters, with proper vision and perception. It should
be inculcated that In comparison to other Indian states Arunachalee students have
immense sense of knowledge in copious, if the government can paved a good way for
one, they will create history for Arunachal. As we can see this is the second generation
of our tribal’s in Arunachal who have accepted education and got learned in comparison
to those other Indian states where education has already been thrived before 1947
yet still our students can broadly participate in country’s apex competitive examinations
like UPSC, IPS, and ICS etc and have achieved success many a times.
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
PASIGHAT, Mar 17: The Galo students of Doying Gummin College, Pasighat celebrated
pre-Mopin at the college campus here on March 15 last with pomp and traditional fervour,
greeting each other by smearing rice powder on the face. The other major activities
known as Pingi-Neri was observed on the next day at the residence of Dr. Nidak Angu.
The college Principal Egul Padung while extending his greetings to the students on
the auspicious occasion urged to preserve the age-old songs, dances, costumes, customs
and rituals related to Mopin. He congratulated the organizing President Moji Kadu
and Secretary Kenli Rina for organizing the celebration at the college campus in
a befitting manner. The Principal also appreciated the former General Secretary Toni
Jamoh for his cooperation to make the event successful while stating that festivals
are the platforms to create a conducive atmosphere to live harmonious life among
various communities. The festival signifies the symbol of unity, brotherhood, friendship
and cooperation and at the end brings a bumper harvest of crops, prosperity and wealth,
added Padung. DIPRO
Short term training on orthopedically handicapped held
Naharlagun, Mar 17:The National Institute of Orthopedically Handicapped (NIOH), Kolkata
in collaboration with Deptt. of Social Justice & Empowerment has conducted a one
day Short Term Training Programme on Disability and Rehabilitation at Administrative
Training Institute, Naharlagun on 16th March.
In the training programme more than 60 participants from various departments Including
doctors from Health Services, R.K Mission Hospitals, Resource Teachers from SSA,
Education Deptt. and members from NGO’s like Oju Welfare Association, Donyi Polo
Mission School for Hearing Impaired & Visual and All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped
Welfare Society participated.
This was informed by Director of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs,
Naharlagun in a press release on Saturday. DIPR
Health camp organized
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The District Health Society in collaboration with Arunachal State
Hospital, Naharlagun, conducted a female sterilization camp cum baby show at CHC
Balijan on March 15th. 58 women benefited from the camp who had volunteered for sterilization.
Best baby show was also conducted during the camp and Chuku Rilum, Taba Rizhang and
Techi Tado were adjudged as first, second and third respectively. DMO Papum Pare,
Dr. S. Ronya, DRCHO Yupia, Dr. Kipa Tuglik, DSO Dr. R R Ronya, Dr. Bombay Tayeng,
Dr T Basar and Dr. A Siram were present in the camp.
Seminar on education held
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The department of education Jawaharlal Nehru College, JNC, Pasighat
organized a UGC seminar on current trends in education with a special reference to
North East India on 15th of this month.
Addressing the crowd, T. Talom, Principal of JNC opined that the seminar of such
importance would certainly enhance the vocational, environmental, population, value
and peace instinct of current education and advocated for totally focused approach
to such fields.
Dr P. K. Acharya, Asstt. Prof (Education), RGU, Itanagar rendered the keynote address
and made the house aware of the ongoing trends in education field in the context
of North- East. O. Tabing, Principal, DIET, Pasighat, highlighted the instructional
role of education by connecting it to Public and Private Property (PPP) proximity.
Earlier speaking on the ocassion Dr. T. Taloh, HoD and Programme Director, amplified
the global trend of education inspired by vocational and professional approaches
and envisaged the privatization of education as the healthy tool for brilliance.
The three resource persons namely Dr Purnima Dubey, T. Tasing and Dr A. Padu presented
their papers during the first technical session on varied aspects of education. Many
students of education department enchanted the gathering with their well-knit power-point
presentations on different trends of current education. The entire programme was
hosted by T. Tayeng, a senior student.
NE BJP leaders to visit Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The Organizational In-Charge of BJP NE States, P. Chandrasekhar
Rao and State Prabhari and National BJP Vice President, Bijoya Chakraborty (MP)
will be visiting Itanagar soon. They are also expected to address the state BJP executives
meeting to be held at Naharlagun on March 21 & 22.
UGC sponsored workshop conducted
ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The UGC sponsored workshop on the theme “Potentials of UGC Schemes
for Strengthening College Infrastructures and Faculty Development” was held at Dera
Natung Govt. College, Itanagar on March 16.
Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher & Technical Education was the Chief Guest of Inaugural
Session, while Tomar Ete, Principal was the Guest of Honour. The first Technical
session was addressed by Dr. N. T. Jose, Dy. Registrar, RGU who spoke on the scope
of UGC Schemes for developing college infrastructure while Dr. V. N. Sharma, SLO
gave a presentation on the various avenues for development of Career by faculty members.
The Third Technical session was addressed by Ramesh Chandra Roy, Chartered Accountant
who gave a brief training session on how to maintain accounts and cash books for
Audit and submission of Utilization Certificates.
In the valedictory session, Principal, D. N. Govt. College gave away the certificate
to all participants coming from various colleges. The workshop was attended by as
many as 62 participants from Govt. as well as private colleges of the state.
Senior businessman passes away
NAHARLAGUN, Mar 17: Fifty eight-year-old Binod Garodia, proprietor of Basar Commercial
here and an active member of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI), died
of kidney failure while undergoing treatment in a New Delhi hospital today.
He is survived by his wife and a minor son. His mortal remains will be brought to
his native place Tinsukia for the last rites, family members said.
While expressing deep shock at the untimely demise of the senior businessman who
immensely contributed to the growth of trade and commerce in the state for the last
few decades, ACCI president Lala Techi and general secretary Tarh Nachung led the
trading fraternity in conveying condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for
the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Garodia was associated with various socio-cultural organizations including as a
member and president of Lions Club of Naharlagun, and he served the society through
various welfare activities, Lala said, adding his absence would always be felt by
the local community.
Joining the mourners, local legislator Techi Kaso recalled Garodia as a soft-spoken
and good hearted human being. His invaluable contributions to Arunachalee society
would always be remembered, Kaso said.
The ACCI also mourned the death of Sheela Devi Rathi, wife of Manik Rathi, member
of Arunachal Pradesh Chemist & Druggist Association, who died here on March 13 last,
and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The ACCI has urged the traders of the Capital Complex to down their shutters for
two hours on Monday in respect of the departed souls.
245 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to share a view to the fellow
citizen of Arunachal; especially to the community based students' union and other
organization of the state. As per recent trends, while going through the contain
of some local dailies it has been observed that, any tribe or community based organization
frequently used a word "DOMINATED AREA" whenever they call any bandh and organize
awareness tour in their respective areas. I am neither well versed in English Language
nor going to interpret the exact usage of the word & its implication. However, what
I feel and inner conscience says that, better we can adopt a word "INHABITED AREA"
instead of dominated area, which has much positive approach than the former.
Once, I happened to be a delegate of a students' union conference of our own community
and therein the same matter (issue) I moved in the miscellaneous resolution session
for its further correction along with a senior student from Basar for the henceforth
usage of the liberal word "INHABITED AREA" in all Union Official purposes. But to
my utter surprise, the present incumbent of our students' Union has forgotten the
resolution adopted and still deviates from the noble word. Infact, I failed to understand
this new style of writing -Nyishi dominated Area, Galo dominated Area, Adi dominated
area etc. it gives some sort of question in mind; who is dominating whom? This is
unethical in general perception. Don't forget that the beauty of words in ones writing
and speech always receives appreciation.
If I am not wrong, the word "DOMINATED AREA" better sounds in the context of religious
fundamentalist group but not in the tribal inhabited area where mutual co-existence
persist. As such, I request all the community based organization to retrospect it
properly and refrain from mentioning the word in memorandum, press release, posters,
banner etc. We should use tactful words which can imbibe positivity in the mindset
of the younger generation. In this regard, print media can also rectify after due
consultation with the leaders of these organization. Subsequently, leaders can also
discuss with their members.
As a matter of fact, even the state and National Census Survey Board of India carries
majority survey of any community of a particular region but not their dominated survey.
It is that we, coined new things within the system. We need to think and act for
the congenial atmosphere among the beautiful tribes of the state and let the glory
of the Arunachal be sung by all.
No place is safe on this earth
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share some view. From past few months,
I have read many columns in reader forum describing state capital as unsafe place
to live. Even Delhi, the capital of India is not a safe place to live in then how
can people expect Itanagar to be 100 percent crime free capital? Here I want to place
few reasons why crime rate is increasing day by day in Itanagar. We all know that
Itanagar is a place where many tribes lives, where people from entire North East
lives including Non-APST. Itanagar is a place whom people considered as “Sapno Ka
Seher”, peoples from other district comes here to achieve something in life. However
if they fails to achieve their dream, few goes back to their respective home town
and remaining will stay with frustration, and start indulging in illegal activities.
That is why the possibilities of crime are higher in capital. No place on earth is
safe. If any kind of crimes occurs in capital, finger should not be pointed towards
only one particular tribe or community, instead let us fight together and make Itanagar
crime zero place. Crime can occur anytime or anywhere, it’s just matter of time and
situation. Every citizen should know how to protect themselves as it’s said “Prevention
is better than cured”.
In recent time’s rape, extortion, murder and kidnapping have been re¬ported from
different parts of Arunachal Pradesh and interestingly cases are still pend¬ing.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to the respective District Administrative
to conduct the investigation thoroughly and give a capital punishment to culprits
as per law.
Lastly, I would like to appeal every Arunachalee to help District Administra¬tion
and also request the respected Political leaders not to pressure or interfere District
Administration while investigation, let them work smoothly as per law framed. Stay
alert and be safe. Remember “NO PLACE ON EARTH IS SAFE”.
Basar PWD Division
Long cherished dream
I on behalf of 49th-Magne Dogha Panchayat segment would like to appreciate MLA Tali,
E.E. Er. Nich Tadar, A.E. Tarak Gongo, J.Es Giogi Tagung & Langpu Kumar who worked
tirelessly work to complete Road project under RIDF Scheme (NABARD) from Barta Camp
to Kumey River just near tali. The long felt dream of the people of 20th Tali Constituency
has now become true.
The 20th Tali constituency is one of the most backward places of the state. So, I
being educated youth of the area would like to appeal the local people of Taii to
cooperate with working agency without any disturbance for early & better develop¬ment
of the said project. Lastly, I on behalf of 20th Tali Assembly Constituency would
like to appeal to the Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh and e Minister, Finance,
Planning & PWD to provide sufficient fund for better completion of said project i.e.
Yangte to Tali RIDF Scheme( NABARD).
Frame marriage law
Permit me to draw the attention of Chief Minister of A.P, and Parliament Secretary
Legal Jaw and Justice, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh through the columns of your esteemed
daily for the need of marriage Certificate in our State. In Arunachal Pradesh still
there are no rules and regulation for the issuing of Marriage Certificate whereas
all the other states have adopted marriage rule long time ago. In our constitution
this has already been provided under the section V and VI of Marriage Act, 1954.
Marriage Certificate is useful for both Husband and wife as an evidence and proof
of their married life
Therefore, I would like to appeal the Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh, Women, Arunachal
Commission, Arunachal Women Welfare Society, leaders, NGOs, Organizations, Media
Persons, and Student Unions’ to support and ensure the legal Marriage Certificate
system be practiced in the State.
Improve power supply in capital
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Chief Engineer,
Power (Electrical) Department regarding poor supply of electricity in twin Capital
Complex. The poor electricity supply is especially affecting businessmen and students.
Hence, I on behalf of senior citizen of capital complex would like to request the
people friendly Govt. under the dynamic leadership of Nabam Tuki, to kindly suggest
the authority concern to arrange proper power in day time for the betterment of
general public as well as businessman and for the greater interest of general public.
Women representation in parliaments
The year 2012 was a year of overall continued progress as far as women representation
in parliaments is concerned. The global average of women in parliaments is now at
20.3 per cent, up from 19.5 per cent in 2011. This represents a gain of 5.3 per cent
points in 10 years, says the latest report by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
33 lower houses of parliament had 30 per cent or more women MPs by the end of 2012.
This is more than triple the number 10 years ago and is up from 30 lower houses in
2011, says the report Women in Parliament 2012. There were also fewer parliaments
at the other end of the scale: 40 lower houses have less than 10 per cent women in
their ranks, compared with 69 ten years ago and 46 in 2011.
While there has been a huge change across the world, it has not been as hunky-dory
for Indian women politicians as data from the IPU suggests. Women representation
in the Indian Parliament's upper house is worse than its neighbor, Pakistan.
India has a women representation of 10.6 per cent, whereas for Pakistan it is 16.3
per cent. A list on the website of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPR) also reveals
that India lags far behind many countries, including neighbours Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Nepal and Pakistan, when it comes to women's participation in politics.
With 5.3 per cent women in its Parliament, Sri Lanka has the least number of women
in its law-making.
Nepal and Bangladesh, particularly have a better record than India's. Nepal's constituent
assembly has 33.2 per cent of women and Bangladesh has 18.6 per cent, India's Minister
for Women and Child Development, Krishna Tirath informed Parliament earlier this
In Asia, women became the focus of elections when Park Geun-Hye became the first
woman President of the Republic of Korea, and human rights activist Aung San Suu
Kyi won a by election in Myanmar.