ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Sajolang (Miji) Elite Society (SES) has decided to celebrate its
5th foundation day in a grand manner at its headquarter Nafra on May 25. The SES
will felicitate the CBSE topper of Class X and XII Sce and Arts of Sajolang boys
and girls during the foundation day celebration.
Meanwhile the SES in collaboration with R K Mission Hospital, Itanagar is organizing
two-day free mega health camp at Nafra on April 23 and 24 on the eve of its 5th
foundation day celebration. Doctors from R. K. Mission, including eye Specialist,
ENT, Gynecologist, Pediatrics, Orthopedics and Medicine specialists are conducting
the health camp.
Meanwhile, the Society visited Nafra public health centre, where only one homeopathic
doctor and one pharmacist are running the hospital and has drawn the attention of
District Medical Officer Bomdila towards the shortage of doctors in the CHC. The
SES also appealed to the state Govt. to post adequate doctors to the CHC Nafra which
is the only hospital to look into the health problems of large number of villagers
in the area.
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Tania Bayor, Takio Jarring and Tade Maying have been selected as
President, Vice President and General Secretary of Unemployed Youth Forum Upper Subansiri
district in its conference held recently.
Siram to be chief guest in NE games
ITANAGAR: Union Sport Minister Ajay Maken would not be available to inaugurate the
25th NE Games due to unavailibility of Chopper service.
While informing this, the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs said that Education
Minister Bosiram Siram would inaugurate the Games instead of the Union Minister at
Dirang on April 25 as chief guest.
Tenzing Norbu Thongdok, Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board
will attend the function as guest of honour while RT Khunjuju, Parliamentary Secretary
and Kumsi Sidisow, MLA would be the special guests.
Union withdraws boycott
ITANAGAR: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union has withdrawn its decision
to boycott the Subansiri Youth Festival following the discussion held with elite
societies and District Administration at Daporijo today.
It further assured to actively participate in the ensuing youth festival from April
SLF chairman writes to DGP
ITANAGAR: Sango Lamte Foundation chairman Payi Gyadi has said that he has been receiving
life threat from some quarters for raising illegal appointment issue.
In a letter addressed to state’s Director General of Police, Gyadi apprised him of
number of threatening calls he had received for bringing out corruption and illegal
appointments in Govt agencies. He appealed to DGP to look into the matter for safety
and security of his life and properties.
Cyclone wreaks havoc in
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Cyclone wreaked havoc in Ruksin sub-division in East Siang district
causing severe damages to rubber plantation and many private and Govt buildings on
April 22 evening. Thousands of rubber trees were uprooted in Ngorlung, Ruksin and
Rayang area. The cyclone blown away the roof top of many buildings in Industrial
growth Centre, Ngorlung-Niglok and uprooted many fruits bearing trees, bamboo groves,
electric and telephone poles in many places. However no casualty is reported so far.
The local MLA Dr T Tapak along with Y Tayeng, SDO Ruksin immediately rushed to the
spot and visited the affected areas. The total damages and lost of properties are
yet to be ascertained.
'Rubber' is a household name in those villages. The time for tapping of the rubber
begins from early May.
According to Ghosh, Field Officer, Rubber Board of India stationed at Ruksin, the
damage caused by the cyclone shall have adverse effect in the production of the rubber.
A total of 35,0000 kg of raw rubber was produced last year from 400 hectares of
rubber plantation in the area. He also said that these villages will soon become
one of the highest rubber growing area in the next 2-3 years.
Yagya at Ugyen Tsagnpo helipad
TAWANG, Apr 23: In order to purify the environment, general well being and for eternal
peace of departed soul of the victims of recent tragic helicopter crash at Tawang,
a week-long yagya is being organized at Ugyen Tsagnpo helipad, Tawang from April
21 under the patronage of Chief Minister Dorjee Kandu.
The Yagya is being performed by 50 monks headed by Guru Tulka Rinpoche Abbot of Tawang
Monastery with participation of general people of Tawang.
Four types of puja, namely, Sheva Jensey for peace, Wang Jansey for enlightenment,
Geva Jensey for longevity and sound health and Dakpo to avert evil spirit from destruction
would be performed during the seven days yagya.
The first day started with performing of Tenthin Puja to purify the environment.
During the rituals the departed souls will be shown right path for rebirth and all
the evil spirit shall be called upon to a statue made of wheat flour with various
colours which will eventually be thrown away in the river. This will ensure the general
well being of the environment as a whole. DIPRO
Expert panel on biodiversity
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: An expert team of National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai on Biodiversity
Management Committee is visiting Arunachal Pradesh from April 25 to 28. The team
headed by Dr. Gayathri Ramachandran, comprises of four senior IFS officers and a
Scientist. The team will hold meeting with the Chief Secretary of the state cum Chairman,
Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board on 25th April and also with PCCF, Department
of Environment and Forests.
During its three days tour, the team will visit Ziro to access the Biodiversity
Conservation activities undertaken by the Biodiversity activists and NGO’s of Apatani
Valley. An interactive meeting of the visiting team with the Biodiversity activists
of Apatani Valley, District Administration and Forests officials of Lower Subansiri
district has been arranged by Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board at Ziro.
Moyong demands establishment of
district court at Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Former Bogong Anchal chairperson Kaling Moyong in a letter to Parliamentary
Secretary Law appealed for immediate establishment of District court at Pasighat
to mitigate the difficulties faced by the people.
While highlighting the grievances of the people of East Siang District, Moyong said
that people of the district and its neighboring districts are facing many problems
in judicial matters as they had to go to Basar or Namsai or Tezu district court for
trial or hearing of their cases. Even for any petty matters they had to go to the
above mentioned courts which are unaffordable for most of people.
He further said “particularly in the monsoon season, it is more difficult for the
people of East Siang district to attend the above mentioned courts as the road communication
during the monsoon period becomes totally worst as Basar and Namsai areas becomes
totally inaccessible resulting in non- attendance in the court at the stipulated
time. Sometimes, even the summons or necessary documents do not reach in time due
to the bad road conditions”, he added. Further, the practicing advocates of the district
also finds it difficult to attend the court of law in time at Basar,Tezu or Namsai
where the old and pending cases of the district are being tried, he said. Hence,
the inability of their attendance in the court is hampering their reputation and
they are unable to show their proficiency in their choicest field, Moyong added.
Former Army Generals visit Capital
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Former Indian Army Chief Gen Shankar Roychowdhury and former Vice
Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Vijay Oberoi along with their better halves, visited
Gekar Sinyi, popularly known as Ganga Lake, Bamboo Processing Centre, Poma and toured
around the Poma Jote tourist sites on April 22.
They were on personal visits to Arunachal Pradesh. Captivated by the scenic beauty
of area, they relished the pristine green environment.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, who have been advocating for harnessing
the tourism potential of the state, on his part has been inviting people to come
to Arunachal Pradesh as tourists so as to promote Arunachal tourism. It is felt that
visits of important personalities will have positive impact on the sector.
Before leaving for their respective destinations today former Generals planted saplings
of Ixora, a tropical ever green flowering plant at Raj Bhawan compound. Also commonly
known as West Indian Jasmine, Ixora flowers are familiarly used in Hindu worship
as well as in Indian folk medicine. PRO to Raj Bhawan
Sad but true
The Central leadership’s soft stance on the issue of ‘Greater Nagalim’, the state
government’s preferred silence on Naga People’s Front (NPF) political expansion and
the muteness of Changlang and Tirap’s (C&T) MLA’s on being conferred the ‘Naga’ tag
seems to have a common base – the Serial No. 10 of Schedule Tribe Notification (Constitution)
1950 Part XVII Arunachal Pradesh.
Considering the statement of Serial No. 10, the demand of ‘Greater Nagalim’, NPF’s
political expansion and the ‘Naga’ tag for the natives of C&T sounds authentic. Because
of the shocking verity that the major tribes – Tangsa, Nocte and Wancho’s of C&T
are still officially known as ‘Naga Tribe’.
According to the scheduled tribe notification (Constitution) 1950 of Part XVII Arunachal
Pradesh these major tribes of C&T are not included in the scheduled tribes list.
However, these tribes are being issued scheduled tribe certificates as Naga Tribe
by the respective Deputy Commissioners as per the provision given in Schedule Tribe
Notification (Constitution) 1950 Part XVII Arunachal Pradesh of Serial No. 10 that
categorized us as ‘Any Naga tribes’.
It is mandatory to use the word ‘Naga’ as suffix or under the bracket along with
the name of our preferred tribe in the ST certificates. And due to non-inclusion,
on many occasions ST certificate of these mentioned tribes appearing in Union Public
Service Commission (UPSC) examination was rejected by the UPSC Board.
After this starling fact, the stands of our government on ‘Greater Nagalim’ sound
so frivolous and unrealistic. Inclusively, we’re yelling that we’re not Naga but
official status says we still are. So with given the facts, how justifiable are our
heartfelt protest? Where do we go from here? In such embarrassing circumstance, how
do we counter these claims?
Incredibly, the length and breadth of the state has been audacious enough to condemn
and criticize the claims of Greater Nagalim, NPF expansion and Naga tag but none
endeavored to analyze the reason of their claims upon C&T and its natives. As always,
we’ve been placing our reservation with no historical evidences or genuine back up.
In fact we’ve never tried to evaluate or comprehend Serial No 10, which seems to
be the root cause of all these impudence and controversies?
Doesn’t this single point justify that our politicians are mere bunch of buffoons?
These buffoons should be taken to task for not identifying and revising such significant
constitutional error that has not only risked our territorial integrity but also
jeopardized our independent ST status.
At this point of time, I’m wondering, why the MLA’s of C&T prefer to remain lull
on every major social issue. They were mute when the Chakma-Hajong Refugees issue
was at its peak, they were quiet when C&T was tagged as most corrupted districts,
they were dumb when allegation were hurled for misappropriation of DoTC funds, they
were silent when PRC controversy instigated riots. And now they’re averting to address
this grim issue. Is their silence on the controversy a sign of ignorance or an act
of cowardice? God only knows.
As a matter of fact, it’ll be a feeble fight against the claims. As Centre’s decision
will be based on historical or constitutional evidences, it seems certain that someday
NPF will soon realize their political ambitions within these precincts and the major
tribes of C&T will always be categorized as ‘Any Naga Tribes’. And like always we’ll
concentrate only on shouts and slogans without comprehending and mending the root
cause – the Serial No 10. Sad but true. (The writer can be reached at [email protected])