Crash survivors evacuated to Guwahati, Pawan Hans announce ex-gratia
Enquiry into chopper crash begins
TAWANG, Apr 20: Six of the survivors in yesterday’s tragic Pawan Hans chopper crash
at Tawang have been evacuated to Guwahati for further treatment by a special copter
Two of the seriously injured victims were taken to New Delhi by connecting flight
directly from Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport by their relatives,
while others were admitted in various hospitals at Guwahati.
Director General of Civil Aviation who air dashed this morning to Tawang has commenced
an enquiry into the Pawan Hans crash. Deputy Director (Air Safety) Sant Kumar has
been appointed as the enquiry officer. A committee of enquiry under Air Craft Rules
is being constituted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India.
Pawan Hans will be releasing a sum of Rs. One lakh each as ex-gratia for the deceased
and Rs 50,000 for those injured. Rs. 7.5 Lacs each would be available as insurance
compensation for the deceased while cost of the treatment of the injured victims
will be reimbursed by the insurer, New India Insurance Company.
The state government has been making all-out efforts to evacuate the burnt bodies
of the crash victims after being identified by their relatives, who arrived at Tawang
this morning. However, inclement weather with no visibility was creating impediments
for the chopper to fly. After a much wait the chopper taking the dead bodies could
fly at around 3.45 pm from Tawang to Guwahati where their relatives were eagerly
waiting to receive the bodies.
The state government has extended all possible assistance to the relatives of the
deceased and injured, who will be sent back tomorrow by another chopper. Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu is personally monitoring the evacuation operation. While consoling
the relatives of the deceased Khandu said that the incident was very unfortunate.
He expressed his sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family members while assuring
all possible assistance from the state government’s end. Khandu also thanked the
Mesco Chopter crew for extending their valuable cooperation in evacuating the injured
victims as well as the dead bodies of the deceased. He was accompanied by State RWD
Minister Kalikho Pul and Tourism Secretary Bandana Deori during the interaction.
Meanwhile, Abbot of Tawang Monastery along with other monks today offered prayer
at the morgue for eternal peace of the departed souls.
People from all walks of life would assemble in the accident site tomorrow to light
candles as a mark of respect to the deceased. PRO to CM
Condolences pour in
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong
expressed deep shock over the tragic and unfortunate accident of Pawan Hans Helicopter
at Tawang yesterday.
He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of all passengers on board
who were killed on the spot and prayed almighty God for eternal peace of the departed
soul and bestowed enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable
Lowangdong further prayed for the speedy recovery of those passengers who were injured
in the accident.
Civil Aviation Minister Atum Welly has deeply mourned the demise of 17 people in
copter crash in Tawang yesterday and prayed for eternal peace of departed soul. He
further informed that ministry of civil aviation, New Delhi has been requested by
state government to conduct inquiry for fixing accountability on poor maintenance
and also mandatory inspection of helicopter services as per DGCA guidelines.
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Arunachal Pradesh unit expressed shock over the
unfortunate and tragic Pawan Hans Helicopter crash in Tawang and mourned the death
of the passengers and its crew members.
The rank and file of the AITC unit expressed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved
families and prayed for early recovered of the injured.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Citizens Right (ACR) has said that the Director General of
Civil Aviation department of flight safety should immediately enquire into the Pawan
Hans helicopter crash and come out with the findings. If the mishap was caused due
to technical snag, Pawan Hans authority should take the entire responsibility, the
There has been many air crashes in the past. In one of such mishaps state education
Minister Dera Natung lost his life but no report has been made public so far in this
regard. ACR also urged upon the service providers like Pawan Hans and others opt
pilots having minimum free requisite experiences of flying mountainous hilly areas.
It also urged the state government to ensure availability of fire tender at each
helipad which is mandatory for public security and demanded formation an Independent
Enquiry Committee of its own headed by a retired judge to investigate into the
Meanwhile, ACR mourned the death in chopper mishap and extended heartfelt condolences
to the bereaved family members.
Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) also deeply mourned the death
in Tawang mishap. Association chairman Tsering Wange informed that they lost one
of the pioneer tour operators Rakesh Baruah from Guwahati in the tragic incident.
Association extended heartfelt sympathy to the family members of the deceased and
injured and also prayed that such tragedy do not occur again.
NSUI, AP unit also expressing shock over the tragic accident, prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed souls who were died in the Tawang accident yesterday.
Media team from Mizoram visits Ranganadi project
NAHARLAGUN, Apr 20: A 10-member team of journalists from Mizoram representing leading
newspapers of Mizoram visited Ranganadi Hydro Electric Plant yesterday to see hydro-power
development projects undertaken by NEEPCO in Arunachal Pradesh.
The team led by David L. Thangliana, Deputy Director of Mizoram IPR Department was
warmly received by NEEPCO authorities at Pare Power Station at Hoj and Yazali where
project officers briefed them about details of power station and dam.
The 405 MW Ranganadi Hydel Project commissioned in January 2002 is the major run
of the river project in the north-east that provides power requirement to various
states of the region.
While welcoming the journalists, J Chaudhary, Deputy Project Manager, said that hydro-electric
projects which are eco-friendly and beneficial particularly to the local community
can also transform the socio-economic condition of the people. Besides providing
employment opportunities to the locals, such projects help locals in education and
other social sectors apart from facilitating business opportunities to local communities.
Mohanlal Kumhar, Sr Manager, Pare Power Station, explained to the visitors about
basic features and working plant of the project. After visiting different sections
of the station, a power point presentation on the project was also given by engineers
of the power station.
Team leader David L. Thangliana, said that people of Mizoram are eagerly awaiting
the completion of the NEEPCO projects under construction to boost power capacity.
He informed the purpose of the journalists’ visit to the project was to know the
role of the plant in socio-economic transformation of a state. The officers expressed
hope that the journalists would carry the positive message back to their state where
a few NEEPCO projects are coming up.
Before leaving for Guwahati today, officers of the state Information Department led
by Lekhi Phuntso, DIPR, also called on them and appealed them to visit the state
again in future.
Deputy Director David L. Thangliana appreciated the warm reception and hospitality
shown by the IPR Department to the members during their two-day visit to the state
capital. He also appealed the department to organize a press party visit to Mizoram
at the earliest in order to facilitate exchanging of idea and information among press
communities of the two states. DIPR
GB training concludes
Ziro, Apr 20: The training of Gaon Burahs and Buris of Lower Subansiri District with
special focus on customary laws conducted by Lower Subansiri Legal Service Authority
in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Legal Service Authority concluded today.
The resource person of the day District Statistical Officer Nani Sambyo highlighted
on role of customary law in Indian judicial system, Advocate Tage Halley focussed
on powers and functions of village authorities, Advocate Habung Tangu and Pura Dolo
spoke on criminal proceeding by village council as per Assam Frontiers (Administration
of Justice) Regulation 1945.
Meanwhile, Red coats and honorarium were distributed to GBs on the occasion. Earlier,
on the second day, Guahati high court Chief Justice Madan B Lokur highlighted on
the importance of BG institution and advised the GBs to solve the cases amicably
while delivering judgment. DIPRO
Nyishi Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The Nyishi Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Seppa on
April 19. The programme started with the hoisting of the Nyishi Day flag by Vijay
Sonam, General Secretary of the Nyishi Elite Society amidst mammoth gathering of
people at Seppa General ground. Thousands of people irrespective of their religion
and political affiliations thronged to the ground in spite of heavy shower in the
early morning to participate in the celebration. The Nyishi Day Flag Song sang by
the Nyedar Namlo Cultural troupe reverberate the township. One of the spectacular
performances was the Rikham Pada with participation of around 400 girls and women.
Chagam Dollo, the Secretary incharge of NES, East Kameng district thrilled the gathering
with his humorous welcome address. Sonam, the Chief Guest of the programme, highlighted
the significance of the Nyishi day. Later, he delivered the message of Bengia Tolum,
President Nyishi Elite Society.
Dr. Kaya Lapung, Chairman EKSWCO in his address appealed to the community to maintain
health and hygiene, while, Doni Dodum, Asstt. General Secretary of ANSU appealed
to the gathering to take part in the Nyokum Yullo celebration in the same spirit.
Kata Rangmo, Chairman, East Kameng Unit of Nyishi Elite Society expressed his gratitude
to all the MLAs, PRI members, members of various religious group, ANSU, AEKSU and
other well wishers for their whole hearted support and appealed to all and sundry
to maintain the same spirit in future. Cultural troupes from various circles,
sectors, Nyedar Namlo and churches enthralled the spectators with their performances.
Community feast was also served on the occasion.
A football match was organized in between EKSWCO and AEKSU team in which the EKSWCO
defeated the latter by a solitary goal netted by Dr. Raja Dodum. This was followed
by show of the film – “Meri Maa Mera Dharam’ in the general ground.
The 4th Nyishi Day was also celebrated at Indigenous Festival Ground, Bhalukpong,
West Kameng district with participation of large number of people from different
communities. Traditional dance performance by the community members from Bomdila,
Dirang, Rupa, Singchung and traditional sports like archery were the main attraction
of the celebration. Presidents of the Sajolang (Miji) Elite Society and the Galo
Welfare Society of Bhalukpong, local Panchayat leaders of the area were also present
on the occasion.
The Nyishi people of Lower Subansiri district also celebrated the Nyishi Day at
Dullungmukh to mark the re-amendment of the 6th Schedule of Indian Constitution to
replace the word ‘Dafla’ to ‘Nyishi’.
Speaking on the occasion, NES (East) vice president Tarin Dakpe exhorted the people
of the community to be vibrant, united and cooperative in all fronts of development
activities taken up by the state government.
Dollungmukh ZPM and chairman of the celebration committee Nido Torh described the
day as happiest and joyous moment for the people of Nyishi residing in Dollungmukh
The message of NES president Bengia Tolum was also read out on the occasion.
Former NES president Tapu Gapak, Lower Subansiri Zilla chairperson Likha Tongum,
ZPMs Taha Chiji, Toko Puna, artiste and social activist Bengia Hemanta also spoke
on the occasion, among others.
Papum Pare deputy commissioner Pige Ligu, former Yachuli ZPM Taba Topu, chief engineers
and deputy manager of NHPC also attended the function.
Leadership meet on e-governance
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The 3-day Leadership Meet on e-Governance for political leaders
and senior government officers conducted by the Department of IT, Science & Technology,
Govt of Arunachal Pradesh in coordination with National Institute of Smart Governance
(NISG), Hyderabad under the capacity building scheme of National e-Governance Plan
of DIT began at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad yesterday.
A team of legislators and Govt officers, including Parliamentary Secretaries Jomde
Kena, Karikho Kri, MLAs Bamang Felix, Tani Loffa, Tapuk Taku, TD Sona, Ralom Borang,
Yumsen Matey, Director cum Member Secretary, IT & Sc. Tech. S. De. Sarkar, Director
of School Education Tapang Taloh, Dy Director, IT, CD Mungyak, Deputy Director UD
J Basar and other officials of the department of IT are participating in the programme.
“e-Governance” is a process of reform in the way Governments work, share information
and deliver services to its citizens and the businesses that they serve.
The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), a national level initiative conceptualized
and formulated by Department of Information & Technology, Govt of India is providing
impetus to transformation of Government. The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), takes
a holistic view of e-Governance initiatives across the country, integrating them
into a collective vision, a shared cause. The ultimate objective is to bring public
services closer home to citizens. The meet is organized to sensitize the political
and policy level officers for their support and commitment in taking e-Governance
project forward for improving the Govt service delivery for the benefit of citizens
at large. This Programme will also enable the participants to understand about State
specific e-Governance initiatives, challenges and the possible strategy to move forward
for meeting the exception of citizens.
Resource persons from best IT industries and institutions such as IIM, Ahmedabad,
DIT, GOI, Infosys and NeGP will attend the meet, deliver lecture and share experiences
on the key issue.
SHG solidarity day organized at Longding
KHONSA, Apr 20: The 7th Self Help Group Solidarity Day was observed at Cultural Hall,
Longding with the theme “Nurturing our strength, enhancing our hope”. The event was
organized by Self Help Group members of Longding and Khonsa subdivisions promoted
by ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA).
Heads of Departments, SHGs, Community Development Committees (CDCs), Community Based
trainers (CBTs), Community Health Workers (CHWS) and public participated the day.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Longding ADC Mr. N. Wangsu, said that “It
is very difficult to get government job so we need to be self-reliant and encourage
educated youth to join hands with the NGOs for the development of the state, particularly
Tirap district”, said Wangsu.
He further added that, “I know that villagers find difficulty in meeting the requirements
of different departments in accessing facilities. But now they can easily do it with
the guidance of AIDA”.
He appreciated the effort of the SHG members ushering in development in their families
and villages through group activities and advised the members to do better in future
and also appreciated AIDA for choosing to work in Tirap district.
Guest of Honour, Longding ZPM Y. Lukham encouraged the SHGs to take up different
activities like poultry, piggery, Horti and Agriculture as income generating activities
(IGAs) and also urged the SHG to bring in change in society. She further recalling
the status of women in the society before the intervention by AIDA in the region
said, “Earlier women were not allowed to sit on the chair during a public meeting;
they could not share food with men. But now women have come a long way. They engage
themselves in meetings, group activities, trainings, etc.”
Project manager AIDA Pfokho John, earlier shared about the various activities being
carried out in Tirap district, people’s response and the challenges in the field.
Fr. Bimal Lakra the executive director of AIDA extended his gratitude to caritas
Denmark for the financial support and the people of the region for welcoming AIDA
to work along with them. He shared on the activities of AIDA in Northeast.
The highlights of the day included exhibition cum Sale of SHG members’ products,
panel discussion, and sessions by various government departments and cultural programme.
The exhibition cum sale of products by SHG members was inaugurated by Y. Lukham.
The exhibition was co-sponsored by State Micro Finance Vision and NABARD, Itanagar.
17 groups participated in the exhibition with products such as handicrafts, vegetables,
pickles, candles, artificial flowers, local rice, fruits, honey, etc.
The organizing committee expressed gratitude to various departments like CRPF, PWD,
Rajput Rifles, NABARD, State Micro Finance Vision and Don Bosco Centres for the financial
and material support which contributed to making the programme a grand success. DIPRO
Foundation for Rural Haat
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: NABARD general manager B G Mukhopadhaya today laid the foundation
stone for construction of Rural Haat at Nirjuli in presence of EAC, Naharlagun Tago
Tara, AP State Co-op Apex Bank, Managing Director Thongdok, Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Programme Corrdinator Dr Taba Hali, Horticulture Officer Joram Bath and Nirjuli Market
Welfare Committee members and others.
Speaking on the occasion BG Mukhopadhaya said that the market shed will benefit rural
farmers of Sagalee and nearby capital complex for selling of Agri-Horti Product.
He appreciated ASM, Nirjuli Teli Bani for leasing land for establishment of market
Mopin celebrated at Bhalukpong
BHALUKPONG, Apr 20: Mopin Festival of Galo tribe was celebrated with great pomp and
show at Indigenous Festival Ground at Bhalukpong, West Kameng on April 15.
Chiter Yomcha, one the most famous and able priests of Galo Society was the official
Nyibo (priest) of the celebration. During the festival, folk dances of different
communities of Arunachal Pradesh were showcased.
Yumsen Matey, MLA and Chairman, DoTC, attended the celebration as the chief guest
while Nedo Neelam, DFO, Khellong Division and Domin Karbak, an eminent singer and
social worker of Galo society from Kamba were the guest of honour and special guest
Komsi Sidisow, MLA Thrizino-Buragaon being the Chief Patron of Mopin Celebration
Committee, 2011 expressed his thankfulness to the Chief Guest and other guests
for their participation and making the event a grand success.
Yumsen Matey expressed his happiness for being a part of the celebration of the festival
and he was impressed by cultural harmony shown through colourful folk dances performed
by different tribes like Aka, Miji, Sarok Aka, Nyishi and Galo during the festival.
Forum condoles death of its former advisor
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Dutta Peoples’ Forum Capital Complex (DPFCC) expressed deep shock
at the untimely demise of its former Advisor, Koj Hangu who died on April 14 last.
While recalling his contribution, the Forum stated that during his tenure as advisor,
he had taken lot of initiative for development of Dutta people living in and around
Capital Complex in particular and Dutta village as a whole.
He was founder Member of Dutta Welfare Association, Naharlagun/ Itanagar and also
served as President of the Association during the time of demise. He was among the
few individuals who could successfully complete training under All India Congress
Seva Dal in early 90s and in 1999 and was appointed as Chief Instructor of the Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Seva Dal.
Late Hangu was strong minded, straightforward and above all a good human being highly
respected by each and every member of the Forum. His death is an irreparable loss
for the Dutta people and the Forum in particular. The Forum conveyed heartfelt condolences
to the bereaved family.
This is in response to “Open Letter to President AAPSU” published in today’s edition
of your esteem daily. First of all thanks a lot to writer who calls himself as ‘Poor
student’ for supporting AAPSU stand on issues like NPF entry into Arunachal, Chinese
claim over Arunachal and Chakma-Hajong refugee problem. I want to tell my friend
‘poor student’ that yours truly AAPSU president also belongs from an ordinary family
and equally shares sentiment of all poor students of Arunachal Pradesh. Coming to
your complaint about AAPSU under my leadership not doing enough against illegal appointment,
let me share few things with you. A year ago AAPSU had raised the issue of illegal
appointment quite seriously with the state government. As the moment got steamed,
all the illegally appointed people along with their families came to my house. Along
with family they brought their household items and told me that as their job is at
risk because of AAPSU movement, they will stay in my house. I, being the President
of AAPSU, have to feed their family. They further said that they will blame me if
they loose job and that I have to take care of their family henceforth. Majority
of the illegally appointed persons were Arunachalee tribal and secondly they all
belong to ordinary family. They all seem to have paid huge money to get those jobs.
In that situation, we had no choice but to leave the movement. After all end of the
day all of them are tribal’s and there children who are students are also member
of AAPSU. How could we take away their livelihood?
It’s wrong to say that AAPSU will loose credential if we do not raise voice against
illegal appointment. I, as President, may make mistake but one should not question
the credibility of AAPSU, an apex organization of students. In the absence of any
major effective opposition party in state, AAPSU has been and will always raise
voice against wrong doing of government at every level and people of Arunachal should
give some credit to AAPSU for it. Most of the AAPSU members also come from ordinary
family and we understand the pain of poor students of Arunachal. That is the reason
why AAPSU always fight for the student’s stipend. Many poor students living in interior
areas who are not able to complete their regular study because of poverty are still
getting job after obtaining degree through national open exam. We understand their
problems and therefore never urged government to make strict guidelines while recruiting
in many government departments. Today there are 80:20 ratio in government job in
favour of tribal people and to large extent our past AAPSU members should be credited
for this achievement.
As per our knowledge most of the illegal appointment seems to be done in and around
assembly elections. If Arunachalee citizens themselves take money or seek job from
politicians during election, then how can we stop corruption and illegal appointments.
Our people go to any large extent to get government job including paying heavy bribe.
Many sell their land to get job. Instead if our students study hard and get job through
merit, we may be able to end this corrupt practise of illegal appointment to certain
extent. The best example is Sarah Enung Borang who cracked APPSC exam despite coming
from an ordinary family. Though she was working as peon and without support of parents,
she got selected because of sheer hard work.
I would appeal all my students’ friends to believe in hard work and also they should
discourage their parents from paying bribe for their job. AAPSU had always stood
for poor students of Arunachal and will continue to do so. In few years to come I
may no longer be President of AAPSU but institution will always continue to strive
for the benefit of student communities of Arunachal. Through this column AAPSU once
again would like to urge state government to implement proper industrial policy so
that all the tribal students of state get job. We also urge our student friends to
open up their mind and look for job avenues across the world. If Arunchalee citizens
work with reputed companies in countries like USA, UK and Australia it will only
benefit the state.
Chopper crash and safety measures
The most recent chopper crash in Tawang where 17 people reported to have been killed
has created a deep shock wave across the country. This is not the first time that
such incidents have taken place. As read in the media, the crash was due to technical
snag. No matter what more other reasons could be, the civil aviation department should
step up the measures to ensure safety of the passengers. Such incidents if not taken
seriously by the concerned authority, the tourism and revenue earning for the civil
aviations may be hampered. I express my deep condolence to all the bereaved families
who lost their near and dear ones and pray for peace for the departed soul.
Think about safety measures
This is regarding “Airport and safety measures by Dr Samson Borang. We all welcome
the airport with our traditional Tapu and Ponung dance, but it would really be wise
decision if the airport is constructed far away from the Pasighat town to minimize
the exposure to noise pollution and as a precaution against any unfortunate crash
IGJ Govt higher secondary School, Paglek school, Horticulture college, Jarku school
and General Hospital Pasighat etc are not even half a KM away from the ongoing airport
costruciton. School children, collegians and patients will have the maximum exposure
to all sorts of pollution and probable disaster. We should remember that prevention
is better than cure.
Expectation and performance
Appreciating the “Open letter to the president of AAPSU” ( On April 20) , I too would
continue with the same lines. As our state don’t have any strong political opposition
party we appreciate your work of taking up the issues like of NPF, Ranganadi hydro
project and many more to be mentioned.
As an apex student body of the state it would better if you focus on the issues of
students of state, here I am not saying that you have not done you have. The news
of illegal appointments must have surprised every fellow students of the state. They
too must have expected you to come out with strong voice for the students’ welfare
but your silence in the issue has made us to think. In recent infamous MMS scandal
too the victims were students, we have read many cases of murder of students within
capital but we never hear the news of meeting held with the concerned authority for
safety of students. In recently released census data our states was placed just above
Bihar in terms of literacy. One reason may be because maximum population of state
is still in rural areas. Those students of rural areas studying govt. schools don’t
get enough assistance in both teaching faculty and other basic needs. Consequently
they are unable to clear even the CBSE.
I appeal every student based unions to first bring out issues of the student welfare.
Service rules, superannuation age and corruption
Of late, it has been seen that many readers have ventilated their views concerning
enhancement of superannuation age of state government employees as urged by COSAAP
and other Employees Associations.
It is known that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has been following the Central
Government Service Rule and all succeeding Central Pay Packages are in ditto implemented
in our state by the state Government. In addition, the fact remains that our State
Government had been the first in the entire North East region to implement the Central
6th Pay package to the hardworking state government employees. Having said so, it
is to be realized that COSAAP should not have been urging the Government to enhance
the superannuation age, because it is already a part and parcel of the Central Government
Service Rule and therefore, by all means it should have been implemented for all
the State Government employees as it is the legitimate right of the employees as
per Service Rules.
Secondly, it would be apt to mention here that raising the service age limit is directly
related to rising of life expectancy in the country. It is desired that the valued
readers may kindly go through the Census Report’ 2011 and ventilate their constructive
views in this regard.
Time has changed now and we have catapulted in a very modern world with a very high-tech
communications system and it has made this very big wide world into a small place.
Likewise, our state has been fused in this phase of modernization. Our local dailies
have gone e-paper and in just a click away, the world gets to see the scenario of
our place. There is an adage that ‘your views are the reflection of your mindset’,
it is indeed true. So whatsoever we write it should at least have some logical inclination,
keeping the relevant rules in mind.
If the Civil Societies and the Student’s Union really do care for the future of state,
then why not it is fight against corruption and illegal appointments, why they are
fighting against something that is genuine like the demands of COSAAP to enhance
the superannuation age, which is as per the rule of the land.
A Concerned Citizen
An opportunity to neglected district
I would like to appreciate the district administration of Upper Subansiri for making
a start in the much needed harvesting of the resources of the district by being able
to organize the Subansiri Youth Festival at Daporijo. This is indeed a golden opportunity
for the people of my district to show to the rest of the state that Daporijo is not
a wasted place. The organizing of a mega event like the Subansiri youth Festival
is a herculean task, which needs taking care of the minute details and a very synchronized
planning to become a success. My district is known for all the bad reasons- the mosquitoes,
the worst road conditions, the garbage and for the barbarism. The Subansiri Festival
is an opportunity for us, where we can set the records right by setting an example
that we can surely do something nice.
I would also like to say that it could have been better if AUSDSU reconsiders its
decision to boycott the event. We are all very sympathetic towards the victims of
the MMS Scandal, the whole state is with them and the recent rally held at Itanagar,
where people from all walks of life came to their support is a proof enough, that
we care for victims of the police atrocities. The AUSDSU should really reconsider
its decision to boycott the event. This event is not a result of an impulse; it is
a brain- child of a very rigorous, intense and meticulous planning that had started
a year ago. This is a start, which we should all support and take part in. Further,
this event will produce the best opportunity for the student communities, who are
always in a dilemma about their future. Many parties are attending from Delhi and
other places, who want to offer career guidance to the students and the student community
will surely benefit from this experience and in the event of such a boycott, the
outsiders will be surely apprehensive of participating in the event. So, is the decision
of the AUSDSU to boycott the event is really in the best interest of the student
communities? Further this event will give an opportunity to some local designers,
who will be showcasing their talent in the world of fashion designing.
So, my very sincere request to the leadership of the AUSDSU is to give an opportunity
to our neglected district to make a statement of its own, in fact participate and
make sure that no untoward incident happen and make a grand success of the event.
Lets all come together to show the rest of the state that our district has also got
some tourist potential and there are things apart from all the bad reasons that can
define our district- Upper Subansiri.
Innocent people paying price
I begin to have serious doubts if our pilots, aircraft engineers, doctors, surgeons
can be trusted with our lives. A recent study has revealed that only 3.5 % of graduates
have required skills to be employed in their field. Mediocrity is evident in all
areas. Degrees, Diplomas, Licenses are doled out for money to ineligible candidates.
Even a pass class student with minimum marks can become surgeon, or specialist by
buying a seat in medical college from management quota with guarantee of clear passage
till final examination. This is an open secret. Reservation is also playing its role.
There is an aviation/aircraft training institute in a village-like place called Dindori
at Nasik without any infrastructure or trained faculty. One can imagine what kind
of maintenance such engineers can do to aircrafts and helicopters. Innocent people
are paying the price in the form of their lives.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
AISU demands early release of HTS bills
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Arunachal Indigenous Students’ Union (AISU) has demanded the state
Government to immediately release the pending Hill Transport Subsidy (HTS) bills
to the contractors as per court orders.
It criticized the state Advocate General for allegedly misleading the Government
and opposing the payment of outstanding HTS bills to the contractors.
Cooperate with traffic police: NSUI
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: National Students’ Union of India, Arunachal Pradesh Unit highlighting
about the poor road and traffic facility in twin capital city said that the present
road can hardly accommodate two vehicles at single crossing which cause several mishaps.
The union urged the state government to introduce one way road from Bank Tinali to
ANSU Office Itanagar and appealed to the Transport Department to restrict movement
of heavy vehicle during day time in the twin capital city.
It further urged the state government to construct commercial parking lot in Naharlagun/Itanagar
and appealed to the people to obey traffic rules and cooperate with the traffic police.
KVK's farm school
DAPORIJO, Apr 20: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Upper Subansiri district organized
a Farm School at Bararupok under the sponsorship of ATMA, Daporijo.
Addressing as chief guest on the inaugural ceremony, Dusa Lida, District Agriculture
Officer, Upper Subansiri district, appealed to the farmers to acknowledge the importance
of agriculture and try to take maximum advantage from the technical classes. He advised
them to purchase farm implements from the department of agriculture and avail the
subsidiary benefits given to them by the government.
Tago Rilo, Agriculture Development Officer, Maro also spoke on the occasion and told
the farmers to follow scientific technologies for efficient transition from subsistence
to commercial farming.
The inaugural session was followed by technical session. The farm school will continue
till mid June 2011. Around 26 farmers of Bararupok village registered as students
in the school.
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Four students unions of Papum Pare district, the All Papum Poma
Students’ Union, All Kimin Students’ Union, Capital Students’ Union and All Mengio
Students Union, in a joint press statement, strongly condemned the FIR lodged against
the president of All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) in connection with
the case of construction of a mini stadium within the premises of GHSS, Sagalee and
demanded immediate withdrawal of the same.
They also condemned the ‘immature’ and ‘provocative’ press statement made by some
panchayat leaders of Sagalee constituency and its local MLA cum UD and PWD Minister.
The students unions appealed to APPDSU to launch a series of democratic movements,
if the matter is not solved amicably within a given period.
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Techi Jyoti Tara has been appointed as President of All Arunachal
Contractor Welfare Association, City Unit Itanagar Capital Complex for a period of
Er Sunil Degio and Radu Degio have been selected as Chairman and General Secretary
of newly formed Degio Welfare Society in its first clan conference held at Yangsey
village, East Kameng District.
NCP leader passes away
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Nationalist Congress Party, 38th Pasighat East (ST) Assembly Constituency
expressed deep shock over the untimely demise of Taki-Lalung NCP President Tamyo
Tabing, who died at his residence yesterday after prolonged illness.
Tamyo is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters. He was a young and dynamic
leader of Bosing Banggo area, his untimely demise is a great loss to the people of
The rank and files of NCP, Pasighat East prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.
ITANAGAR, April 20: Former Minister Tatar Kipa and BDO Tadar Tari would attend as
Chief Guest and Guest of Honour in the Longte festival celebration at Dolo village,
Nyapin circle. The three-day festival will begin on April 24.
3 dead in road accident
KHONSA: Three people were killed on the spot and many including the driver were
seriously injured when 407 private truck laden with sand coming from Joypur skipped
off the road near Borduria on April 18 last. Those killed have been identified as
Hangpong Wangsam, contingency staff of PHED from old Laptang, Ms Phokhow and Ms Chohnop,
worker of Pokkom School from Soha village.
The injured have been evacuated to AMC, Dibrugarh. People from Borduria rendered
great services in retrieving the dead bodies from the accident site and evacuating
the injured. Later police from Khonsa Police Station rushed to the site and verified
Meanwhile, the relative of victims have extended their gratefulness to the people
of Borduria and Public of Khonsa for their service. DIPRO
Restore electricity and drinking water supply
ITANAGAR: All Leel Youths Association appealed to the electrical department and PHE
department, Sangram circle, Kurung Kumey District to restore electricity and drinking
water supply at Leel-I village immediately.
It claimed that the villagers have been deprived of electricity and drinking water
supply for the last six months.
ITNAGAR: Along with the rest of the world, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU)
will celebrate May Day (International Labours Day) at Mopin Solung Ground, Itanagar
on 1st May. MLA Karya Bagang and renowned social worker Techi Nera will address the
gathering as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively on the occasion.
Congress rally in Changlang
ITANAGAR: The block and district level rally of Congress party in Changlang district
will be started at Miao on May nine.
Various achievements of UPA government at the Centre and Congress led Govt. in Arunachal
Pradesh would be highlighted during the rally to be patronized by Finance Minister