Protest galore against NPF move, SAF demands all party meet
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: While the political parties in Arunachal and state Govt are keeping
mum on the move of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) to spread its tentacles in Arunachal
Pradesh, the civil societies and organizations of the state are coming out to
express their resentment and opposition to the reported move of the NPF.
After All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), Safe Arunachal Forum, (SAF) and
All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) have vehemently opposed the move of NPF to start
their Arunachal unit.
SAF has termed NPF decision as unfortunate and urged every Arunachalee to out rightly
reject such move. While Forum accepted the fact that fundamental right provides opportunity
to form any union, association or organization for the interest of any party or clan.
However they objected to NPF entry into state saying it will set dangerous precedent
“We must clearly understand that the state of lawlessness because of the continuous
conflicts between various factions of NSCN in Tirap and Changlang districts is
not because of the discrimination meted out to them in terms of socio-economic developments.
Reason is for some other issues,” Forum said. It further lambasted state government
for its ‘deliberate and cowardice silence’ over such an important issue. SAF further
urged the government to convene all party meeting at the earliest and take firm
stand to protect the interest of Arunachal Pradesh.
ANSU General Secretary Arjun Panye termed move of NPF as direct insult on people
of Arunachal. “NPF very well knows that in Arunachal there is no particular Naga
tribe and if they think people of Tirap and Changlang are Nagas, then they are doing
great mistake. All the 16 districts of state are inhabited by Arunachalee tribal
only,” said Panye in a release today.
He also questioned the integrity of NPF in this whole issue. “NPF has been ruling
in Nagaland for quite sometime. They have not been able to solve problems of Naga
there and in recent year people of eastern Nagaland are demanding autonomy complaining
about lack of development. If NPF can’t solve problems of their own state, what do
they aim to achieve in other’s state,” questioned Arjun Panye. ANSU also expressed
surprise over the silence maintained by Arunachal based political parties and state
government over this whole issue. “All the political parties are keeping mum. Why
don’t they come out in open and let us know their stand. We are shock at the stoic
silence of state government towards NPF move,” said ANSU GS. Further he added, “Our
government seems very weak and possibly they are scared of Nagaland based UG groups.
Why are they not responding to the move of communal political outfit like NPF? Our
Home Minister Tako Dabi is busy campaigning in Assam election but have no time to
respond to such dangerous move from NPF.”
ANSU also warned that if NPF is allowed to start their unit in Arunachal, it can
lead to communal divide which will have serious repercussion. “Despite being largest
tribe, Nyishi people had never formed tribe based political outfit. And here NPF,
a Nagaland based political party catering to needs of Naga people, is planning to
start their state unit. Such move will surely divide people on communal line leading
to serious law and order problem,” stated Arjun Panye. He said NPF and state government
will be blamed if any law and order problem take place in near future. ANSU further
expressed concern over report that most of money under DoTC is being siphoned off
by underground groups. “We understand that people of Tirap and Changlang are facing
many problems. Our sympathy is with the people of these two lovely districts. But
despite creation of DoTC there are no progresses at ground level and money is getting
lost somewhere,” said Arjun Panye. He went on to add, “We don’t want to talk about
other districts’ issue and limit ourselves to Nyishi areas. But we can’t close our
eyes and let state government do whatever they want. Present lawlessness in Arunachal
is scaring citizens and state is witnessing worst phase with no sign of improvement
in law and order situation.”
‘Over Rs 6 crore stipend released’
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The Directorate of Higher and Technical Education today said that
stipend amounting to over Rs.6.24 crore has already been released for all the students
pursuing different higher and technical education and other professional courses
in recognized institutions on regular basis. Out of the total released fund, Rs.1,
47, 39, 940 has been released for those students studying in other states, the Directorate
said in an official release.
While reacting to the AAPSU’s demand for early release of stipends, it further clarified
that stipend of those students pursuing in distance education programme at various
study centres and in such institutions which are not recognized or doubtful of its
recognition by AICTE, UGC etc. and other states or central regulatory bodies had
to be held up as per stipend rules.
“Those students whose stipend are held up may produce authentic documents of central
or state regulatory bodies so that stipend of genuine students left out unintentionally
could be released as arrear payment,” the release added.
Mopin celebrated with religious fervor
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Mopin, the major festival of the Galo community was celebrated
with traditional gaiety and religious fervor at Seppa yesterday.
While extending his greetings to the Galo brethren in the auspicious occasion, the
chief guest Tani Loffa, West Seppa MLA, said that Galo community is a inspiration
for other tribes in the state. He further said that Mopin should be celebrated in
bigger way in general ground and assured possible help for celebration of the festival.
Loffa also gave away the prizes to winners and runner up of the ‘Mopin Double
Badminton Championship to Keggo Essi PD, DRDA and Liken Koyu and Karbia Dodum, DSO
(sports) and Rajesh Neri respectively.
The guest of honour and MLA Tapuk Taku said that this kind of festival would help
maintaining the communal harmony among the various tribes of the state.
East Kameng DC Tope Bam ( Pingi Neri) while greeting his Galo brothers on the eve
of Mopin traced the Myth and origin of the Mopin.
Apart from the Galos, Nyishi brethrens and Govt employees also joined the celebration
at Pingi Neri house with great enthusiasm.
Later in the evening a community feast was hoisted at Pingi Neri’s house. This was
followed by cultural programe. Popir party from Itanagar and Aalo and women party
from East Kameng district presented cultural items on the occasion.
At Tezu, Mopin was celebrated at the official residence of Nyali Ete, General Secretary,
Galo Welfare Society, Lohit Unit, yesterday.
Addressing the festival revelers on the occasion, the chief guest MLA Karikho
Kri stressed on the need of maintaining communal harmony. “We should not encourage
communal feeling at any cost. I am an elected representative and I will always respect
the cultural sentiments of any community for peaceful co-existence, progress and
prosperity of every community”, he added. Kri is also the Chief Patron for Mopin
celebration in Tezu.
Deputy Commissioner, Anjaw, C.S. Jeinow joined the celebration as Guest of Honor.
Public leaders, PRI leaders, HoDs and Govt staff also attended the celebration.
Nyali Ete also spoke on the occasion. He lauded the activities of GWS Lohit unit
for general well being of the Galo people. He also appreciated MLA, DC Anjaw and
others for their participation in the celebration.
Variety of foods, traditional drinks and cultural dances were the main highlights
of the day.
At Changlang, Mopin was celebrated at district HQ Changlang.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Opak Gao, Deputy Commissioner described
the Galos as the most advanced community of the state. He called upon them to play
the lead role in all aspects and become role model for other tribes. He further
said, time has come for self-introspection through such platform like festivals.
“We should create a conducive atmosphere to live harmonious life among various tribal
groups and other communities,” he said.
The Guest of Honour, John Jugli, ZPM Changlang South, said that the ideology and
belief behind every festival celebration is the same. He appreciated the Galo brothers
and sisters of Changlang for organizing celebration in grand manner to showcase their
rich culture and traditions. Thinghap Taiju, MLA, North Changlang and Parliamentary
Secretary IPR, attended the festival as special Guest. He said, “Mopin Gidi” is being
celebrated throughout the state even outside to foster brotherhood, peace, prosperity
and happiness. He further said, the month of April is the month of Festivals especially
in Changlang district.
T.Amo, SP Chief Patron of Mopin Celebration Committee, Commandant 25 Assam Rifle,
Marina Kenglang, ZPM Changlang North, J. Karbi, and President MCC also spoke on
the occasion. Other highlights of the celebration were community feast and cultural
At Basar, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy participated in the Central Mopin Festival as
a chief guest.
“Cultures and festivities seem to be above all religion”, said Sanjoy in his address
to the gathering on the festive occasion.
He appealed the Galo Community to think seriously for preservation of the age old
tradition and cultures which we practice in form of festivals. He further said it
is the Galo community from whom most of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh have learnt
many good things.
“Religions are a faith but culture and traditions are our identity. Religion will
never loose, it will go on expanding but our identity may be swallowed with the changing
time”, he said. Ethnicity of our culture and tradition should not be disturbed
rather it should be integrated and our culture be maintained and preserved, no force
should be allowed to disturb the beauty of our ethnicity, Sanjoy said.
Sanjoy also advocated for encouragement of inter-tribe marriage in Arunachal Pradesh
and inter-state cultural exchange as well.
Regarding changing of nomenclature from Galong to Galo, Sanjoy said the matter
be may included in the monsoon session of the Parliament. The MP also appealed the
state Chief Minister for early finalization of proposed new district and it’s headquarter.
God has endowed Arunachal Pradesh with natural beauty and so many tribes with cultures
and traditions, said O.T.Lepcha, Rajya Sabha MP from Sikkim, who was the guest of
honour of the festival.
Stressing on preservation of flora and fauna of the state, he said Arunachal Pradesh
Govt should give more priority on tourism sector. Gojen Gadi, local MLA and Parliamentary
Secretary, Tourism also wishes the people on the occasion.
AITF to launch protest rally in capital
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: ‘Voice in Unison for Justice’ - a peaceful protest rally is all
set to be launched here against the infamous MMS case of Daporijo Police Station
and other cases of the atrocities meted out to weaker sections, specially on women
and children by men in uniform. The rally will be spearheaded by Arunachal Indigenous
Tribes Forum (AITF) on April 9 next.
AITF was established on September 3 last year in a joint meeting of leaders of various
community-based organizations of the state to constitute a pan-Arunachal body to
take up issues common to all indigenous tribes of the state under one umbrella. The
peace rally, the first of kind in the state will witness equal participation from
various NGOs, student bodies and individuals from various communities, AITF stated
“We appeal all like-minded concerned Aruna-chalees to join us in solidarity,” called
Bengia Tolum, AITF Chairperson. Jarjum Ete, the Forum’s Vice Chairperson, said,
“All participants are requested to assemble sharp at 9 am so that the rally can kick-start
at 10 am positively from RKM Helipad near Ganga Market. This rally shall terminate
at the Raj Bhawan, where a memorandum singed by the participants would be submitted
to the Governor with an appeal for introduction of reforms in Police Administration,
Law and Order in the state.”
The participants shall be addressed by few selected speakers at the starting point
and at the terminating point of the rally, informed PG Tago, AITF Publicity Secretary
British high commissioner visits Tawang
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: In the last leg of their maiden five-day tour to Arunachal Pradesh,
British High Commissioner Sir Richard Stagg and his wife Arabella reached Tawang
yesterday. The British High Commissioner and his wife visited the beautiful lake
‘Pankang Teng Tso’ or the ‘P.T. Tso’ lake which is a tourists’ paradise located at
a distance of 17 km from the township. In the evening they visited the Tawang Monastery.
Tawang is believed to have derived its name from the magnificent Tawang Monastery
perched on the edge of the ridge running along the western part of Tawang township.
The monastery was founded in 17th century by Mera lama Lodre Gyatso. Tawang Monastery
is one of the most important element in Social and Religious life of the Monpas.
This Monastery is known as "Galden Namgyel Lhatse". It is one of the largest Lamaseries
of Mahayana sect in Asia. Lamseries comprise of several sections ranging near about
four hundred years, devoted to Love, Learning and Purity of life.
This fortified complex covers an area of 135 sq. meters enclosed by a compound wall
of 610 meter long. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings and 10 other
structures. The library has valuable old scriptures mainly Kanjur and Tanjur numbering
850 bundles. It is dated back to 17th century A.D.
The British High Commissioner also visited the Ani Gompa of the nunnery. Brama Dung
Chung Ani Gompa (nunnery) is the oldest Ani Gompa (Nunnery) in Tawang district of
Arunachal Pradesh. This nunnery is located in the lap of a far off mountain surrounded
by natural beauties. It is located at a distance of 9 km from the main township of
Tawang. The nunnery was established by a Lama named Karchen Yeshi Gelek from Tsang
province of Tibet in the year 1595 AD.
Gyangong Ani Gompa is another beautiful Nunnery. The Nunnery is located on top of
a beautiful hillock about 5 km away from the north of Tawang founded by Mera Lam
Lodre Gyamtso and was consequently offered by him to his elder sister. Thus the Gyangong
Ani gonpa came into existence.
On the last day of their stay in this Frontier State and before leaving for National
Capital, the couple visited other important places like Tawang War Memorial etc.
Going with the unique tradition of Raj Bhavan and before leaving for Tawang, British
High Commissioner Sir Richard Stagg and his wife Arabella had planted saplings at
the northern lawn of Raj Bhavan on April 5. PRO to Governor
Shergaon Forest division launches website
ITANGAR, April 6: The Shergaon Forest Division in West Kameng district has gone online
with the launching of its website www.shergaonforests.org. Tenzing Norbu Thongdok,
MLA Rupa- Kalaktang and Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board
inaugurated the new website at the office of the Divisional Forest Officer, Shergaon
in Rupa yesterday.
Thongdok lauded the efforts of Shergaon Forest Division to disseminate information
through website and maintain transparency. He expressed hope that this initiative
will help in providing a citizen friendly service to people living in the Rupa –Shergaon
–Kalaktang region and help in streamlining service delivery in the region and bringing
transparency in administration.
The features of the portal include general information about the organization, its
brief history, area of operation, maps, organization structure, objectives and responsibilities,
basic statistics, rules, regulations and acts, standard operating procedures, contact
details, information on forest management, protection, produce, various schemes including
scheme wise achievements, details on Compensatory Afforestation and important links.
The initiative will bring more transparency and enable efficient monitoring of government
schemes, says the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Dr. K.S. Jayachandran.
A special feature on forest diversion is also included for better coordination with
the user agencies like dam projects and BRTF informing the latest status of pending
proposals, operating procedure at division, formats of proposals for user agencies
T.N. Thongdok, along with former Minister D.K. Thongdok also released the computer
training module designed by the Divisional Forest Office for training of frontline
A Different Stroke
For the successive state governments, the Chakma-Hajong Refugee (CHR) issue has been
an absolute enigma. The convolution was so deep and obscure that it perplexed the
leadership from finding any legitimate nostrum. Even after melding the strength and
intellects of the state, over the years, it could not stabilize the tremor. It is
still limping to find any concrete conclusion.
In the past, while dealing with the issue, our myopic and pompous attitude flared
the option that could have actualized an optimistic corollary. The repudiation to
find a middle way as a solution severely deteriorated the issue and hampered our
social system. That deprived the local population of their indigenous rights upon
land, life and property. In short, if a solution is delayed further, social upheaval
is inevitable. Hence, the only option to end this saga of antagonism is a dialogue
or a peace talk.
Thrashing all our differences, we should offer our friendship to CHR and start a
dialogue for a fresh beginning. Earlier, by aggression, we endeavored to coerce a
solution that gave CHR the upper hand, letting them to triumph over us. We dealt
with the issue within the perimeter of the state and safety of our closed doors.
CHR took advantage of the situation. When we were demonstrating and shouting slogan
within the state, the CHR leaderships were lobbying and manipulating the central
leadership and knocking the door of human right forums that defeated our initial
agitation. If only we had responded more sensibly, the scenario would have been contrasting
to what it is today.
It was our drawback or say egoistic attitude; we eluded the dialogue route. And the
elusion cost us our indigenous rights, ancestral land and social stability. Moreover,
it cemented the distances between them and us, besides enhancing the ecological devastation,
encroachment, communal disharmony and criminal activities by the CHR.
Our inaptness of reacting to the butchering of locals, kidnapping, torturing and
humiliating on-duty officials was the prime reason that boasted the CHR temerity.
Furthermore, our muteness over CHR allegation of state atrocities witnessed sympathy
wave flowing in their favor. Our laxity to barricade their illegal expansions encouraged
them to infringe the indigenous rights, wildlife act, forest act, human rights act,
criminal acts etc. And finally, we capitulated, fearing the repercussion of National
Human Rights Commission that was blindly favoring the CHR.
No doubt, with their mammoth population and illegal advances, CHR has been instrumental
in scripting the plots that concluded in communal disharmony and glorified the path
of hatred. They know that their involvement in illegality has crafted the atmosphere
of abhorrence and deepened the distances between them and development. Moreover,
their disregard for indigenous feelings, belief and rights shredded their affinity
with the locals.
In such backdrop, I believe what aggression and isolation couldn’t do in last many
decades; perhaps a dialogue blended with hope can do the miracle. Only a healing
hand can regulate the CHRs ambitious expansion and criminal acts. CHR should also
remember that dialogue can only herald a new era of peace, prosperity and friendship.
It’s a small price for a prosperous future.
For sure, violence, aggression, isolation, hostility, animosity and coercion are
not the answer of this conflict for identity and indigenous rights. Only through
dialogue the generational wound can be healed. It’s a simple case of understanding
and reciprocation - revere our indigenous rights and we will respect your identity.
(The writer can be reached at [email protected])
Where are we heading for?
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: MMS scandal of Daporijo, NSCN (K) threat letter, unearthing of
2000 illegal appointments, ever green PDS scandal and now this outrageous step by
Naga People’s Front(NPF) to form their unit in Arunachal Pradesh. All these and many
more events in the last few months have destroyed the myth that Arunachal is a peaceful
and soulful state.
In the last 10 years things have changed for bad. In the name of development corruption
has manifold and hatred among tribes have intensified. Today people discuss about
which tribe has highest population and which has more number of employees in that
or this government department. Even a minor collision between two vehicles in middle
of road can lead to big fight and that is followed with imposition of fine. Person
with criminal backgrounds are given more respect in society and on the other hand
educated, well mannered people are sidelined.
When we were growing up our parents urged us to concentrate only in study and we
dutifully followed their sermon single-mindedly hoping that life will get better
in future. However now when we turn around and see those classmates who never put
in any effort in education becoming officer, thanks to their rich and influential
parents, it does makes us wonder why we wasted so much of time studying hard.
At this moment in Arunachal if one wants to dream for better future, either they
should be rich or have political connection or have criminal background. Our society
is setting a dangerous trend and in days to come we may have to bear severe consequences
for this bad precedent.
In case of Daporijo MMS scandal, it’s shocking to know the involvement of police
personnel. The two minors were like brother or sister to those tribal policemen.
It’s hard to digest that our own tribal people have become so cruel and inhuman.
I almost cried after watching just few second clip of that MMS and still it haunts
me whenever I recall those few second clips.
Communal clashes at Roing between two groups also warn us that if mutual trust is
not built we may witness many more such clashes between various tribes in future.
Politicians always use one tribe against other for their personal benefit. However
ordinary citizens can try bridge that gap, so that our children do not grow up in
Lastly it worries to know that Naga People’s Front is planning to start their Arunachal
unit. But who is to be blamed for their bold move? Is it for the weakness of our
government or weakness of people of Arunachal? Better to leave these questions for
our respected readers to answer. Meanwhile am wondering where are we heading for
as a state?
Arunachal RTI Activist Forum supports Anna Hazare on Lokpal Bill
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The Arunachal RTI Activist Forum has come out in the support of
veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding
a comprehensive anti-corruption bill.
Hazare, a Gandhian, began his hunger strike yesterday demanding the government to
draft a new Lokpal Bill, which will give more powers to Ombudsman to check corruption.
“I support Anna Hazare's fast for national debate on Lokpal Bill. People like Anna
Hazare will force a people's movement against the system which is tainted with corruption
only,” says Arunachal RTI Activist Forum Chairman Chopa Cheda in a press statement
Dwelling on the importance of Lokpal Bill, Chopa further said that the cases against
corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore, which usually happens and is
a deterrent, and the investigations in any case will have to be completed in one
“Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician or officer
is sent to jail within two years”, he added.
Association says no to further recruitment in DRDAs
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association
has strongly urged the authorities concerned to stop further appointment in DRDAs
in any form and also to restrain from transferring and posting its staff considering
the financial position of the Agency.
The state unit of the DRDA staff welfare association further hoped that both the
chief minister and RD minister will grab the opportunity provided by the Central
Government to absorb the existing DRDA borne employees in RD department immediately.
According to the association the Central Government has assured to bear 90 per cent
salary expenses of the absorbed employees to be placed in DRDA on deputation basis.
Meanwhile, the association informed that the Centre has released Rs. 9.32 crore as
additional central grant for arrear salary of DRDA employees as per 6th CPC’s pay
structure and Rs.1.33 crore by the state Government as part of additional state grant
under DRDA administration.
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot was established at Emchi village under Doimukh
circle during the year 1987 and its has been rendering service as sole distributor
to the various parts of Arunachal Pradesh without any interruption. But unfortunately
the IOC is now planning to increase the stocking capacity of the depot with consent
of few land donors without taking into consideration the majority of immediate affected
The IOC depot is highly inflammable and explosive. Necessary safety measures like
fire extinguisher, well trained staffs and medical facilities were not properly stationed.
Its existence and establishment at such populated area is also threat to mankind.
Moreover, notification of revamping of IOC were not made known to the affected people,
elected panchayat leaders, GB's and general public. The public hearing which has
been conducted through local dailies was not an appropriate means to take the views
of the public. The LO.C authority had never organized any safety awareness campaign
in and around village to educate the villagers regarding how to tackle the untoward
situation. Besides this, the entire land donors are not the residents of Emchi village,
hence their views does not represent the entire village.
It should be mentioned here that at the time of its establishment of the depot, the
villagers were not known about its negative effects nor did the IOC authority impart
any awareness programme.
Therefore, we the bonafide villagers would like to request the authorities to stop
revamping process and remove IOC depot from Emchi village for betterment of local
residents in particular and general public as a whole.
Emchi village, Doimukh
Students and other organizations
In reference to the article published in your local dailies on 3rd April titled ‘Reasons
why illegal appointment is flourishing business.’ I being part or members of students’
union would like to clarify that the role of the students’ union is not to give punishment
to the culprit but it is the duty of the authority and government to take all sorts
of legal actions when the students’ union makes the issues public. Further in the
absence of strong political parties in the state students’ unions are performing
what so called the role of opposition party in somewhat, as there is no other organisation
who could mobilized the masses when the states need us. In addition to this we the
students unions are fighting selflessly for the society and state as a whole without
getting any pay or salaries. We would like to know who are these little new unknown
organisations and its members. Whatsoever the organisation stands for but we would
like to inform everyone that when the students union raised issues we don’t have
anything to lose. Whereas this unknown organisations and its members are job holders
or doing some sort of business , so they have many things to lose and usually compromises
when the situation becomes tense or when high level pressures falls upon them.
The problems of our state is that here everyone wants government jobs, now tell us
how so many graduate students can be filled up in the government jobs. Rather what
we believe is that our parents and elders should encourage their child & students
for entrepreneurship, so that the state does not face the burden of unemployment.
Lastly students’ unions’ identity is not bandh call, they have their own instinct
& conscience when to take what sort of steps.
Arunachal Pradesh from time immoral has witnessed contribution and sacrifices of
the students and we are proud of what role our students are playing for the society
and state as a whole. The dictates of any individual or party will never be accepted
without proper valid reason by the conscience of the student’s representative in
the state. Therefore, we hope the people of the state will never lose faith in the
student’s organisations and we believe the comrade students’ representative of the
state will always perform their duty.
Much to the delight of the villagers, Denka and Bogoli villages were electrified
by Naharlagun power division on March 26. I, on behalf of 15th Denka Panchayat
segment, would like to appreciate Doimukh MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary, Industry
Nabam Rebia for his untiring efforts in electrification of villages which is long-felt
dream of the Denka and Bogoli villagers. Tadar Radhe, A.E and J. Deka, J.E Power
Division, Naharlagun also deserved appreciation for their hard work and dedication
in electrification of villages.
We expect many more development activities in years to come from the present Doimukh
MLA Nabam Rebia.
Gollo Yakin, ASM
Nothing wrong in private practice
I would like to convey my opinion regarding private practice of doctors or teachers
in the state. It is very unfortunate that after 15 to 20 years of services doctors
are not qualified to have even luxury car or home. Moreover, in spite of their sincerity
and dedication in professional duties they're not given a chance to become a secretary
like departmental heads of other departments. Rather the posts of director are even
tried not to spare in health and education department. If the credit is not given
to the baseline functionaries of health and education departmental officers by
Govt or public, the result may be worse in the future.
Regarding private practices/private tuition, I would like to mention here that only
few doctors/teachers (say 20 per cent) engage themselves in such thing. One should
think and talk about remaning 80 per cent doctors and teachers who are serving in
the rural and far flung area without incentive for so many years. Do they get anything
other than salary?
Therefore, I appeal to the youth association not to go blindly against the private
practice /private tuition of doctors and teachers at this juncture,since they are
using their extra time (private time) and their services directly benefit the patient/public/student.
Recently the Govt has initiated the pay clinic in Govt hospitals. Very interesting
point is that under this initiative a little amount of doctors’ hard earned money
money will go to Govt exchequer. Why such initiatives are not taken in other departments
I do appeal the doctors and teacher to use their extra time but not for the cost
of normal assigned Govt duties. Let’s all contribute our extra time (Private time)
productively for the welfare of our people and state as a whole.
Dr Kipa Tubin
Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Doctors
Papum Pare district
Nguri is innocent
This is in response to the Daporijo P.S. No. Case No. 20/2011, dated 16th March 2011
in regard to shameful and unfortunate MMS case which occurred on 12th June 2009.
During this period alleged accused Kili Nguri was working as Chowkider in Textile
& Handicraft Department Daporijo and he has no any close relation with Daporijo P.S.
In 2010, he being a sport loving person used to play volleyball at Police Station
campus Daporijo, every evening, through which he became well- acquainted with police
personnel of Daporijo PS. One evening in the last part of year 2010 (either November
or December 2010), after a volleyball match, Nguri was asked by the ASI Boham Bo
to inform one of the victims of MMS case to meet Bo.
Accordingly Nguri along with his friend went to the victim's resident since the victim's
mother is his clan sister, and informed them to go to Police Station Daporijo to
meet Bo. Thereafter they left for their home. He had no knowledge of whatever was
happen¬ing between the both parties.
Another fact that is to be given attention is that Nguri's name is wrongly mentioned
as constable in state media reports. Whereas Nguri was inducted as Police driver
under sport quota on Feb 7, 2011 and he was under train¬ing at PTC Banderdewa where
he was arrested on 23rd March 20l1 in connection with MMS case.
Boham Bo also had clearly stated before the LO and O.C. that Nguri is innocent and
was not involved in the case.
Therefore, on behalf of All Nguri Welfare Society I plead that Nguri is innocent
and he may kindly be released from the custody. Investigation in the case should
be done transparently and no innocent should be harassed or punished un-necessary.
All Nguri Weflare Society
Tali needs Govt attention
Even after it was separated from Taming constituency over two decades ago, Tali
circle in Kurung Kumey district does not witness any development yet.
It is very unfortunate that in this age of information technology one has to travel
for 3-5 days on foot to reach Tali. The people of Tali area are still deprived
of proper road connection, health care facilities, educational development, supply
of electricity and proper supply of PDS. These are the main reasons why the people
of Tali and Pipsorang scatter in different place like Ziro, Daporijo and the state
I appeal to the state government to pay special attention to Tali assembly constituency
as Tali is most backward constituencies in the state and also support the developmental
activities initiated by local MLA Er. Markio Tado. This is humble appeal to Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu to kindly provide more fund to Yangte - Tali road under RIDF
scheme, as this road seems to be lifeline of Tali constituency. Students' and other
organizations are also requested to support to cause of Tali and Pepsorng circle.
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ITANAGAR, Apr 6: 50 students from various parts of Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang
Valley districts were awarded scholarship by NHPC under its phase –II CSR activities
carried out by Dibang Multipurpose Project today. M. K. Gupta, Chief Engineer, NHPC
Ltd, DMP, Roing distributed the award in a function today. While interacting with
the students, Gupta said as per the corporate social responsibility, the project
shall always extend all possible assistance to the students. He further said students
should pursue their studies quite sincerely.
‘Allegation against BDO baseless’
PASIGHAT, Apr 6: Ruksin Anchal Chairperson along with 46 others has rejected the
fund misappropriation allegation levelled against Ruksin BDO describing that it was
baseless and politically motivated.
The BDO Ruksin was a senior, impartial, dedicated and efficient officer and such
baseless allegation may disrupt the on-going development activities in the area,
they said in a press statement.
The chairperson while expressing dismay over such unfounded allegation against a
dedicated officer, demanded the intervention of the East Siang deputy commissioner
into the matter and proper investigation. DIPRO.
Judicious implementation of PYKA scheme sought
SEPPA, Apr 6: The All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) has urged the panchayat
leaders, general people and implementing agencies not to establish playgrounds inside
school premises or school lands under the Panchayat Yuva Krida Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA)
scheme in East Kameng district. Since the scheme is meant for the community, such
a move might create differences between the public and students over ownership and
possession of the lands in future, the Union said. It also requested for proper
and judicious implementation of the PYKKA scheme so that the villagers reap the
benefit of the scheme in true sense.
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Longte Festival would be celebrated at Koloriang from April 10
to 15 next with traditional fervor of the community.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Member of Parliament Takam Sanjay have consented
to be the chief guest and guest of honour of the festival, according to festival
celebration committee release.
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Rachung Khoda and Dolong Tako were elected unopposed as the new
president and general secretary of All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association
(ACCYWA) for the year 2011 to 2013 in its annual general body meeting held here yesterday.
Union looks for NEC stipend
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: North East Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital Students’ Union
(NEHMC&HSU) has criticized the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education saying
that the directorate has sent back the released NEC stipend for re-approval without
the knowledge of the students’ community.
While demanding immediate release of the NEC stipend, the students union appealed
to the AAPSU leaders to initiate immediate inquiry regarding the NEC stipend and
the reason for sending it back.
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: A new organization -- United People’s Council (UPC) has been formed
with Anok Wangsa and Aath Tacho Kabak as president and general secretary respectively.
Council aims to function as an apolitical group and take up the cause of common masses.
It further pledged to work for the unity and integrity of the state.
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Marbam Taro, Pomcho Tapak and Tamuk Tatang were selected as president,
general secretary and vice-president of All Tali Area Sports Club Welfare Committee.
ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) is going to conduct its 39th
NBCC annual conference at Bosso Baptist Church, Seppa, East Kameng district. Under
the theme “Jesus is the Answer”, the conference will begin on 29th April and end
on 1st May. Rev Dr Z K Rochill, auxiliary secretary, Bible Society of India, Dimapur
will be the main speaker.
RGU to celebrate Arunachal Panorama
ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University will celebrate Arunachal Panorama, the festival
of diversity between 8 to 10 April 2011 at the University Campus.
Takam Sanjoy, MP, will attend the inaugural function as the chief guest, which will
be held on April 8 from 5 pm onwards.
Governor’s intervention sought
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union (AIPU) sought the intervention of Governor
to reduce the prescribed rate for furnishing copies of the documents under RTI Act
from Rs.10 to Rs. 2 per page.
According to a notification under the Act, the rate for furnishing copies of document
should be Rs.2 per page, AIPU said in its letter to the Governor.
The AIPU hoped that reduction in fee would pave the way for more poor people to use
the RTI Act and improve citizens' access to information.