ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The month long advance course on White Water River rafting cum
recce organized by department of tourism in collaboration with Arunachal Adventure
Association and Indian Rafting Foundation began today at Seppa. The majestic Kameng
River which passes through Seppa town was the venue for the opening programme. The
group of young energetic local youth selected by district tourism officials for the
training enthusiastically turned up for the event. These groups of youths were given
basic one month course in White Water River rafting last year by the department of
The youths will be given advance training course in the next 3 days and after that
they along with team of Arunachal Adventure Association and Indian Rafting Foundation
will carry out recce cum White Water River rafting from Marjingla under Chyangtajo
circle in East Kameng district to Bhalukpong in West Kameng district.
The training program was flagged off by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Seppa Tapir
In his address, ADC encouraged the local youths of East Kameng to take part in more
such activities which can offer them chance to be self employed in the future. District
Tourism Officer Taluk Sonam briefed about the advance training program on rafting.
He said training is being organized basically for the youths and stated that training
will help them in the future for earning revenue and self employment generation.
He thanked director tourism and secretary tourism for giving such training to the
youths of East Kameng.
The chairman of Arunachal Adventure Association Chukhu Mama in his addressed informed
that objective of the course is to create pool of human resource, so that these youths
can train other local youths in the future. Besides creating window for self employment,
the event will promote adventure tourism in the state, Mama added.
This is first phase of course and it will be followed by rafting cum recce from
Daporijo to Gerukamukh and Menchuka to Pasighat.
NHPC encourages farmers, donates ambulance for Dambuk people
Roing, Mar 28: Around 2000 saplings of orange, guava and large cardamom was distributed
among the farmers of Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley district by NHPC Ltd here
The assistance was offered to farmers to help them in earning extra income and to
encourage good use of their land. This is a project currently being undertaken through
NHPC’s sustainable development plan.
“Such initiatives are being taken as incentives for farmers growing cash crops and
to provide all necessary assistance,” said Raj Mal, Chief Engineer (C), NHPC Ltd
during the ceremony.
On another occasion held on the same day, NHPC Ltd handed over an ambulance for
the people of Dambuk circle. This is in continuance with its project under Local
Area Development Plan scheme. NHPC Ltd had earlier donated ambulance for Arzoo and
Hunli circle also.
The key of the vehicle was handed over to Wangnot Tikhak, Additional Deputy Commissioner,
Roing by Raj Mal, in a simple ceremony held at NHPC’s office.
Attending the programme, Tikhak appreciated the project for taking such noble initiative
and urged NHPC authorities to take up similar types of activities in the near future
for the benefit of local public of the twin districts in general.
Farmers not happy with CM’s financial assistance scheme
RUKSIN, Mar 28: The farmers of East Siang, particularly the rubber planters have
expressed their discontent over the policy designing of “Chief Minister’s Plantation
Corp Mission”, saying that it would not fulfill the needs of the farmers.
The commercial horticulturists (planters) of the district are apprehensive that the
actual and needy farmers will be deprived from the benefit as the scheme covers limited
number of beneficiaries. They are unhappy to know the fact that, out of above five
hundred rubber planters in the district, the nodal department plans to select only
State government sources informed the chief minister Plantation Corp Mission is launched
in order to give financial assistance to the horticulturists, who are involves in
Rubber plantation activity in the state. As such, the scheme is initially covering
six Upper-Arunachal districts including East Siang, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap,
Changlang and Longding besides West Siang, East Kameng and capital district Papum
Pare. An amount of Rs 2 crore has been earmarked by the state government for this
As per provision in the scheme, there is financial assistance worth Rs 1lakh for
‘Tea cultivation’ per family for 1 hectare, while the amount is only Rs 80,000 per
hectare for ‘Rubber planters under this scheme to meet the cost of planting materials,
fencing materials and use of fertilizer etc.
Apart from this, the state government also launched another Pilot Project called
“Sharing a cup of Tea Mission” covering East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang
Districts. The agriculture department is the nodal agency for implementing the project.
Under this scheme, Tea Sapling will be supplied to the interested tea planters. The
state agriculture department is entrusted to implement the schemes as its nodal agency.
Selection of beneficiary in this scheme will be done by a Selection Committee headed
by concerned DC as Chairman, District Agriculture Officer as Member Secretary and
DHO as Member. Target allotted in the district is 27 units for Rubber and for Tea
21 units during the current financial year.
East Siang District Agriculture Officer (DAO) Ojong Yomso informed that Agriculture
Field Assistants are actively engaged to collect applications from the interested
farmers. But, he expressed total ignorance on the financial matter in this connection.
“As per instruction made by the state government, we have arranged wide publicity
of the financial assistance schemes through Radio broadcasting, but we have not received
any nod regarding utilization fund” Yomso informed.
Drinking Water supply project at Mebo
PHED assures to make water available within April
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Pasighat division
in an official statement today informed that the Drinking Water Supply Water (Mega
Project) at Mebo HQ and adjoining villages under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources
(NLCPR) was approved and granted for Rs. 20.53 Crs by DoNER. As per the office record,
out of the total approved amount, a sum of Rs. 14.60 Crs was released by the central
government and utilized in the field till today. A sum of Rs. 5.93 Crs is yet to
be received from the union ministry, sources further added.
The PHED brought to the public notice that, the actual date of completion of the
project was 15th March, 2013. The completion of part of project has resulted in availability
of water for the consumers of the badly hit Mebo town and its adjoining village on
priority. The statement also claimed that supply of raw water from water source to
WTP (Water Treatment Plant) was completed last year, by installing recommended and
quality pipes. The engineers of the department stated that the department is putting
all efforts while assuring to make water available in nearby villages like Siluk,
Aohali, Mottum, Ralling and Sigar soon within April, 2013 next. (DIPRO)
Refresher training for ICTCs/PPTCTCs laboratory technicians
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: Three Days’ Refresher Training for Laboratory Technicians of Integrated
Counseling and Testing Center (ICTCs) /Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission
(PPTCTs) of Arunachal Pradesh successfully completed at State Reference Laboratory
(SRL), Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun today. All the ICTCs/PPTCTs Lab Technicians
from the Districts and HQs attended.
Resource persons gave due emphasis on up-to-date knowledge, skill and recent advances
in the field of HIV testing and good quality testing at the laboratory during the
training programme. After the successful completion of the training, Panel Serum
for External Quality Assurance Programmes (EQAS) received from NRL, RIMS, Imphal
was also distributed to each site for assessing the quality of testing in the respective
Dr. Mope Riba, in-charge State Referral Laboratory, Dr. Moli Basar, MO (ART), Sofia
Begum, Laboratory Technologists and Raju, Lab Technician of Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun were the resource persons of the training.
Awareness camp on domestic violence
PASIGHAT, Mar 28: A two days awareness camp on protection of women from domestic
violence began today in the Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall, Pasighat. It is
being organized by the ICDS headed by the Deputy Director (ICDS) Ponung Ering Angu
under the chairmanship of renowned social worker Nanom Jamoh. Deputy Commissioner
RK Mishra, Superintendent of Police Pushpendra Kumar, DMO Dr. M Perme, senior advocate
T Pertin and women from various organizations and offices are actively participating
in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion RK Mishra shared his vast experiences and stated that essentially
the motive was to empower women with the knowledge to help lead a safer life, protecting
herself from mental and physical torture. The DC said the crime rate against women
is rising in the country, but unfortunately most of cases are not reported properly
due to the ignorance. Mishra appreciated the concerned department for conducting
the campaign in the district and called upon the participants to take full advantage
of awareness camp and to disseminate the message to all stakeholders across all age
group. While stressing on proper implementation of Domestic Violence Act-2005 in
the district he advocated for giving proper platform to girl child by giving proper
education and caring in all fields. Good education gives self-confidence to respond
to crises situation in an appropriate way, he further added.
Earlier, keynote address was delivered by the ICDS Deputy Director Ponung Ering
Angu. She while presenting a short history of state informed that since 2005 only
93 cases have been reported in the state out of which 35 cases are from East Siang
Social worker Nanom Jamoh appreciated the efforts and happily informed that there
is already a traditional system in the Adi society called KEBANG for protection of
women but society should welcome the initiative taken by the government in the country.
Everyone should include the issue in their regular discussion and pass the information
to the society to make the justice system more vibrant in the country.
In the technical session, SP Pushpendra Kumar briefed various aspects through power
point presentation and focused on the need for a coordinated and integrated policy
response from the diverse stakeholders as well as stronger partnerships between them.
Among others, Advocate T Pertin and Dr. T R Tasung also spoke on the occasion. They
referred various case history which depicts the challenging process undertaken by
Lawyers Collectively in conjunction with other women’s rights organizations, towards
coalition creation and consensus building on drafting and implementing the domestic
violence law. (DIPRO)
Holi celebrated with traditional fervor
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: 'GULAL' and joyous spirit prevailed in the streets yesterday as
Pasighatians came out to celebrate HOLI in the town. They celebrated Holi with lot
of enthusiasm and zeal applying ‘Gulal’ on each other, gorging on sweets and singing
and dancing to songs and drum beats. Children enjoyed the most as they sprayed coloured
water using water guns and hurled water-filled balloons on people.
There were gusto and bonhomie as merrymakers, with clothes drenched in myriad hues,
thronged lanes and narrow alleys and distributed sweets. People embraced each other
wishing ‘Happy Holi’ as unseen hands squirted them with a well-timed coloured water
A true and caring relation doesn't have to speak loud. It was a platform for all
to renew friendship and to express heartiest love and good wishes.
Union Minister Ninong Ering, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, R K Mishra DC and
Pushpendra Kumar SP have extended warm greetings to the people on the festive occasion.
2013 Holi was one of the most blessed Holi than we ever had. Taking part in the joyous
occasion, the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra along with SDO T Pada, SDO N Kumar, CO
Rani Mibang and CO J Tayeng met the UTPs (Under Trial Prisoners) and distributed
At Changlang, the festival of colour Holi was celebrated with fanfare. The Department
of Art & Culture celebrated Art & Culture week on 26th and 27th of at the official
residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang. As the dates coincided with “HOLI”
the festival of color and advent of spring season, the DC suggested to celebrate
the fusion of indigenous culture with HOLI. Irrespective of their casts, creeds and
religion one and every officer and official of Changlang, dance to the tune of local
Gangnam. The sound of local drum beats and the famous “Sa… Ra… Ra… Ra… Ra… Ra… Holi
Hai” echoed in the atmosphere. This was perhaps a new experience for the local Tangsas
and the Holi celebrating community to celebrate “INDIGEHOLI” together. All credits
goes to Chanchal Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Changlang. (DIPROs)
DDAC’s appeal to Govt
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: While appreciating the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his cabinet colleagues
and all the legislators for creation of Lower Siang District along with three other
New Districts by having passed District Re-organization (Amendment) Bill in the recently
concluded Assembly Session, the District Demand Action Committee (DDAC), 29-Basar,
said that Nabam Tuki has really fulfilled in letter and spirit the legacy of the
then CM late Dorjee Khandu as well as the promise made by ruling Congress party
to the people.
Informing that the Khandu cabinet had also in principle approved the creation of
the same District with Headquarter at Basar on August 7, 2009, the DDAC said “the
overdue assurance of Congress party will come more true and realistic as and when
Basar is selected at least as a temporary headquarter of the newly created Lower
Siang District.” The logical ground of Basar as proposed as the temporary headquarter
of the newly created Lower Siang District is on the feasibility and viability factors.
Basar being the ADC independent Administrative centre is capable of facilitating
with its existing minimum requirement of infrastructures for immediate and temporary
functioning of the newly created Lower Siang District Headquarter without incurring
heavy expenditure from the state exchequer, the Committee said.
“The permanent headquarter can be conveniently finalized in the immediate future
on consensus as per the resolutions of the Galo conclave of 16/12/2012 at Itanagar,”
the Committee added.
Training prog on national ‘track child’ portal
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: Every Child has a right to live with dignity, to be cared for by
a loving and nurturing family and to be protected from family violence, abuse, neglect
So as a part of the child protection data management system the Ministry of Women
and Child Development, Govt, of India has entrusted National Informatics Centre (NIC)
to develop a national portal on “Track Child".
A training programme on the use of software for entering datas in the National Portal
"Track Child” developed by NIC was organized by the Department of Women & Child Development,
Naharlagun at State Institute of Rural Development, here on March 25 for the Integrated
Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) functionaries and Stakeholders.
The Juvenile Justice Boards, Child Welfare Committees, Special Juvenile Police Units
from various districts of the State and Child Line, Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar
participated in the day long training programme.
The Secretary (WCD) while describing the relevance of this portal on "Track Child"
at this present day requested all participants to pay adequate attention and efforts
in the training and use the knowledge and inputs for effective implementation of
giving every child dignity of life and a protected environment.
The technical session of the training programme was conducted by the Resource persons
Ritam Banerjee, Senior SW. Engr and Souvik Das Gupta, SW. Engr from West Bengal State
Training Unit of NIC, Kolkata.
Earlier, R T Riba, Director, Department of Women & Child Development, welcomed all
the participants to the training programme. Jyotish Roy, State Informatics Officer,
NIC, Itanagar gave the key note address and threw a detail light into the "Track
Child", according to an official release.
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
Training on fish farming
PASIGHAT, Mar 28: Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Central Agriculture University, Pasighat organized training cum demonstration programme
on Feeding management of Carps at Mirem and Ledum villages of East Siang district
on 25th and 26th March. S. M Hussain, SMS Fishery, delivered lecture on Fish feeding
methodologies and management practices for composite fish farming system. Toge Riba,
SMS Plant Protection delivered a lecture on insect pest and disease management in
summer vegetable crops.
During the interaction session farmers’ quarries related to disease management in
Maize and other seasonal vegetable crops were also addressed. All together 60 farmers
from the two villages participated in the programme. The programme was sponsored
by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) East Siang.
Legal awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The eleven cases pertaining to jail inmates were taken up in one
day Lok Adalat cum legal awareness camp conducted at Jully here on Wednesday by Arunachal
Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the Registry of Itanagar
Bench of Guwahati High Court.
In the awareness camp rights of jail inmates as provided under the constitution which
regulates their conduct in custody were highlighted by advocates, Pritam Taffo, Sunil
Mow and Dani Belo. The legal aid counsel were also appointed for all accused. The
legal awareness campaign was attended by Budi Habung District Sessions Judge, P B
Dutta deputy registrar Gauhati High Court and SP Papumpare Nabam Gungte.
Cultural programme held at Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The district level art and culture programme was organized at Officer’s
Club, Khonsa on 26th and 27th of this month in a befitting manner. Folk artistes
from Nocte and Tutsa communities enthralled the large audience with their sterling
D. Bosai, incharge, DACO co-ordinated the whole programme efficiently. The participants
were given cash awards and treated a sumptuous lunch by the organizers.
This is the first of its kind initiated by the department of Art and Culture to promote
the state’s folk culture. The general public appreciated the Art and Culture department
for this innovative idea and hoped that more such programmes are organized in future
Wait for wise-decision of Govt: AdiSU
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The Adi Students Union is ‘genuinely’ taking up the issue for exclusion
of the Adi inhabited land and habitations from Lower Siang district.
Informing that the state government has decided to keep at abeyance the notification
of the newly created Lower Siang District in order to ascertain the traditional boundary
as submitted by the aggrieved group of Adi landholders, AdiSU said “we must appreciate
the decision of the government to study and realize the need for wide consultation
in a free and fair manner to understand the ground realities of the local area and
The AdiSU has full confidence and faith on the endeavour of the state government
in upholding the fundamental rights of the people as it has been done earlier in
many other cases, AdiSU added.
“Let us not dictate, instead wait for the wise decision of the present state government
which is very particular about the welfare of the common masses under aegis of the
East Siang, Deputy Commissioner,” it said.
Forum seeks for notification
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The Ego Bango Intellectual Forum today sought notification on
Lower Siang along with other three districts saying that delay in declaration of
notification would be unfair to the people of region. Forum further appealed to the
government for considering the district headquarter by considering feasibility of
Poor road condition resented
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The F & G Sector Welfare Committee, Itanagar today expressed its
resentment over the deplorable road condition. In a letter addressed to Urban Development
department, the sector committee said that due to bad road people in the sector facing
hardship. It said school and milk van and fire brigade and gas cylinder van cannot
pass to sector road due to poor condition. It appealed to department for immediate
restoration of sector or approach road.
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: Development Commissioner, finance, Ramesh Negi assured a delegation
of CoSAAP on March 21 to take up pending demands of the CoSAAP including Transport
Allowance and Children Education Allowance in next financial year 2013-14. The Development
commissioner also informed the delegates of the state Govt decision for considering
grant of House Rent allowance to State Govt employees @ 10% of basic pay to be effective
from April 2013, CoSAAP said and lauded the Govt for its decision.
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: In a joint meeting held on the 27th March the various passenger
transport associations of capital complex which include Capital Complex Tempo Welfare
Association, All Banderdewa Tempo Welfare Association, Naharlagun Taxi Union, City
Service Tracker Union and others have resented the move for introduction of Tata
magic service in the state capital. The group of associations claimed that already
roads of capital are filled with various passenger transports and introduction of
new service will crowd the congested capital roads.
Stop mushrooming of FPS: Association
ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Fair Price Shop Dealers Welfare Association
today urged the authority to stick to its earlier decision for banning of new fair
price shops license subject to limited license as may require after looking into
feasibilities by the competent authority and to review the functioning of all existing
fair price shops and to cancel defunct and economically not viable, in order to streamline
the public distribution system.
In its representation submitted to secretary Food and Civil Supply Department, association
said that mushrooming of fair price shops reduced the allocation of food grains to
existing fair price shops resulting insufficiency of grains to consumers. Association
further said that existing fair shops are enough to distribute PDS items. It said
“authority in its order dated 11th February 2010 said that banning of new fair
price shops license subject to limited license as may require after looking into
feasibilities by the competent authority and to review the functioning of all existing
fair price shops and to cancel defunct and economically not viable.”
256 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 voice my contempt against
the Examination conducted on 24th March 2013 for the Recruitment of Junior Engineers
(EM) in the Department of Hydro Power. Being a student of Computer Science & Engineering,
I was pretty excited at first about appearing for this exam since opportunities rarely
come knocking for our department in the state government. But I feel cheated after
taking the said examination. To quote one of our friends who was in the same room
with me, “This was a disaster. A complete mockery of any examination conducted till
now by an Engineering Department!”
The Department of Hydro Power in its advertisement published on this daily the 12th
of October 2012, mentioned 2 (two) Junior Engineer (EM) posts for which diploma graduates
of both Computer Engineering and Electronics Telecommunication Engineering were eligible
to apply. Going by their advertisement, both the disciplines were equally preferable
for the post. The technical paper was completely biased and any candidate from computer
science stands no chance for securing even the qualifying marks for selection. Out
of the 100 marks in the technical paper more than 70 per cent of the questions were
from electronics branch. We were astounded and raised our objection to this gross
injustice. A good one hour after the commencement of exam, the concerned authority
came up with a unique and bizarre solution. An official came and wrote 3 questions
on the blackboard in front of us giving us an option to choose from those or the
ones given in the question paper. He then assured us that extra time would be given
to us in the end to make up for the lost time. My question to the concerned authority
is, is this the way examinations for a coveted post such as Junior Engineer be held
from now on? We are not appearing for a school examination where a teacher would
come and make some last ditch corrections in the question paper. If you were to set
a question paper keeping in mind the proportion of candidates appearing for the said
post, then 70 per cent of questions should have been from computer department.
Computer Science and Engineering Students have been widely overlooked and undermined
and this latest incident did no good to us either. The number of diploma and degree
graduates in computer science and engineering are a vast majority and is second only
to civil or electrical branches, but the treatment of Engineering Departments of
the State towards us is discouraging to say the least. Computer Science & Engineering
Department is a full pledged Engineering department and we are as proficient and
equally qualified as other departments of engineering. We honestly deserve more from
the concerned authorities.
Left, right, everywhere you need “Sifarish”
I would like to attract the kind attention of the concerned citizens of the Arunachal
towards the trend which predominantly exists in the state that the interference of
political leaders or so called “big bosses” in the various offices of the state is
at uncontrollable situation. They are on the way to drag down the image and pride
of the state. When we pay a visit to some offices we get to see many of their relatives
and their workers stroll into the office with piece of papers in their hands. Those
pieces of papers are nothing but the note or recommendations or so called “sifarish”
of the political leaders asking the officers to do something in their favour. Those
leaders write a note on the piece of paper demanding ‘work orders’ and other related
works to be given to their relatives and their closed ones. If this be the condition
of the state, what would be the options for those unemployed youths, innocent and
virtuous businessmen and contractors??? Well, I assume, there will be more thefts,
insurgencies, extortions, and so on, and notably, perhaps the formation of more unions
or associations. Some leaders even try to interfere in the offices of the other districts.
If the leaders of other district interfere in the other district, what would native
Therefore, I would like to urge all the concerned citizens to criticize such selfish
leaders who are concerned only for their own interest. They are those political leaders
who know nothing other than to indulge in corrupt practices and they are never to
be supported and encouraged.
Dignity of honest promise be restored
Apropos to the explanation given by the secretary planning(Govt.of A.P)regarding
the delay and deprivation of CM talent award to the deserving students it may further
be added that the Govt should go for quick investigation of the matter so as to confirm
whether entire process got delayed due to red tapism or misappropriation. The situation
becomes dubious and the promise seems to be half and hollow. Some of the students
only received half of the award, that is Rs.10000/- and their dream of owning a Laptop
is gradually vanishing into the air.
There are many more students whose dream of owning laptop is still yet to be fulfilled
and their talents are yet to be recognized by the government.
The students are feeling frustrated and it is high time that the matter may kindly
be brought into broad day light so that due transparency is established and the dignity
of an honest promise in the field of education is restored.
Took away the essence of letter
I am a keen and avid reader of your paper and highly appreciate your efforts and
its quality. But, I was greatly disappointed and dejected with the quality of editing
in the 'Readers Forum'. My letter to the Readers Forum ('Headquarter should be selected
after scientific and objective evaluation-27th March') was edited in a way that took
away the very essence of the letter. In third paragraph I wrote:
" The location of Likabali make it easily accessible from any place of the proposed
District, transport and communication facilities are good, it is a place of strategic
importance with repeated attacks from the neighboring Assam; and moreover, it has
great importance as a historic and tourist spot (Malinithan)"; and it was edited
"The location of Likabali makes it easily accessible from any place of the proposed
importance with repeated attacks from the neighboring Assam and moreover, it has
great importance as a historic and tourist spot (Malinithan)."
Moreover there were a few grammatical errors also in editing. These sort of negligence
(or may be typing error) is not expected from the paper of such a high repute and
stature; which is indeed regarded as 'The Voice of Arunachal'.
Avoid mistakes which can bring harm
Through your esteemed daily I would like to bring to the notice of people that in
an article published in your daily on 27th March in the reader forum column by one
Gonya Riba under the headline "Lets us live together peacefully" he mentioned Adi
Baane Kebang (ABK) as Adi Baane Keba. It is not a small mistake as such mistake could
bring misunderstanding among the people. Your daily is browsed and accessed across
the India as well as overseas. They may get wrong impression and can wrongly pronounce
its actual stand for meaning. Adi Bane Kebang is a respectable organization and they
represent Adi community and their interest in higher level.Therefore, such an error
should be avoided in future.
District HQ is not everything for Lower Siang District
It’s so inspiring and heart-touching to go through the emotional outburst of people
of the newly created Siang, Namsai and Kraa Daadi districts, singing heartfelt gratitude
and ever gratefulness to their leaders of the respective areas and especially to
our present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
I wonder, when will our day come? Then the birds & the animals, mountains, river
and its tributaries will also sing with the echo of praises by the people of Likabali-Gensi
& Nari-Koyu area to their beloved leaders and brethren who have put all their effort
to let the Dream come true. After all, we too have the same blood, heart and mind
like the people of newly declared districts - Siang, Namsai & Kraa Daadi. But, Alas!
It’s the very little controversy over the Dist HQ matter that is playing with our
very emotion deep down of our heart struggling to outburst in resonant with the loudness
of the people of the Siang, Namsai & Kraa Daadi.
I would like to ask my own-self and to all concern, especially to my own brethren
of Likabali-Gensi area, are we too wise or too intelligent or too judgmental to make
the thing straight? Or are we simply making our own stumbling block to our own goodness
or is it the external forces confusing our cool headedness to think in the rightful
direction? For God sake, kindly find a solution to say –“atleast it’s Okay!” Many
of my own brethren may not agree with me, but as per my little wisdom goes, Likabali
is not fit for the Dist HQ, because (1) It is situated nearby Assam border which
may led to entering of anti social elements from neighbouring state. So, let at least
the Dist HQ be located at the undisputed location, (2) it does not have enough land
for the vast Dist Hq infrastructures to be established and (3) Soil as a whole is
not suitable taking into the consideration of nature’s fury.
I think, district headquarter is not everything for Lower Siang District. We have
enormous human development index to be enhanced. Let’s not our focus be only for
the DC/SP and other HOD Offices. Very soon, after the establishment of the District
Infrastructures, we have to look forward for many other human development aspects
like roads, bridges, the establishment of educational institutes, hospitals, corporate
& other business establishments etc. Sometimes, in the wildest of my mind, I think
that we should let our senior public and elite brethren from Nari-Koyu & Likabali-Gensi
area to make a trip to Anjaw District once and see with their own eyes how beautifully
the Anjaw District headquarter has been established; everything with plan and phase-wise
completion. If Anjaw can be of such a spectacular District and its HQ at Hawai, then
why can’t be ours’ at Siki-Rima or anywhere just on the mountain top of my village
(Silli) like or at Siji-maji if we have enough stretch of land for the District HQ
where we need not have to hear the screaming all around for the land compensation
etc?? The Anjaw district is situated at a far-flung China border, but our entire
foot-hill belt of both Nari-Koyu and Likabali-Gensi and its proposed Dist HQs are
just hardly 10-20Kms away from the National Highway. Well, one may argue that Hawai
was already having Circle HQ then. But, the mini-secretariat at Hawai is much away
from the then Circle HQ, where even no proper road link were there. Rest, you kindly
think and imagine!
My prayer at this hour to the brethren of Nari-Koyu & Likabali-Gensi for the Lower
Siang District and its Dist HQ going to be is – kindly let us sacrifice our own-angled
motives for the sake of the welfare of the entire people of the Likabali-Gensi and
Nari-Koyu, looking forward and towards the generations to come. The Darkest hour
is just before the dawn. We are anxiously waiting for the ray of sunrise at our Land
– LOWER SIANG DISTRICT! I hope and I am sure that we are going to have the top Model
with a Latest Technology District Infrastructures with its District Headquarter as
the Light House. God bless!I am very sorry, if anybody disagree me.
Silli Village, Likabali-Gensi AC.
Cancer and preventive measures
Researchers from 15 developed and developing countries have called for better global
coordination of research and prevention efforts against cancer, which kills 7.5 million
people each year.
A joint report published this month in Science Translational Medicine focuses on
five areas that will help slash cancer cases and deaths. Cancer currently accounts
for 15 per cent of all deaths.
These areas are the keeping of better and more coordinated registries, stronger action
on prevention, easier and cheaper screening methods, better access to treatment,
and the open exchange of research findings.
The call is based on meetings between leading cancer research institutes around the
world to look at how the global community can address the harm caused by cancer.
It also references the 2011 UN Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases, which included
cancer and called on all countries to reduce preventable deaths by a quarter by 2025.
In India, the past year has seen drastic action against gutka, a chewable form of
tobacco that has led India to have the highest incidence of oral cancer in the world,
The report notes that each country will prioritize treatment of diseases differently.