---- Editorial ----
The decision of the government of Arunachal to rationalize transfer and posting of
teachers has come in right time. This was long due and if properly implemented will
immensely improve the education scenario of the state. Education department has informed
that process for rationalizing transfer and posting of teachers will be completed
by May in all probability. This whole process has been initiated based on the resolution
unanimously adopted by MLAs during budget session of assembly seeking rationalization
of teacher posting.
One of the main reasons for poor performance of government school is lack of teachers.
Most of the teachers are posted either in capital complex or in district headquarters.
There are excess teachers posted in urban areas, whereas there is no teacher in schools
located in interior areas. Politicians should not disturb the process of rationalizing
the transfer and posting of teachers. Quite often they are one who creates so much
trouble. Also the government should strictly check the attendance of teachers. On
several instances teachers have been found absent from their place of posting which
badly affects the academic performance of students. The education department under
the leadership of Minister Honchun Ngandam and Secretary Bidol Tayeng is making sincere
effort to revamp the ailing department. People should support such initiative.
---- Readers Forum ----
Beef ban is against fundamental choice of food
I used to believe that in India right to life, liberty, choice of food was well defined
until emergence of "New India" -under BJP government where citizen is getting divided
on the basis of beef and non beef eaters. India the land of diverse belief, culture,
religion and tradition is suddenly becoming land of beef eater and non beef eater.
Violence in the name of cow rakshak is increasing and carried out openly without
fear of law as animal life is becoming more important than human life. There is growing
question mark over India’s secularism. I fail to understand where we are going?
If it's about religious sensitivity one should not forget that this country belong
to other religions too. Banning everything in sense of religious sensitivity is not
the way out in democracy .Beef ban is against fundamental choice of food.
One needs to understand, “Your religion cannot be religion of whole country?” I
think, time has come where we need to stand and raise voice against such thing whether
it affects Muslim or Christian or Buddhist and other. After all it's about our fundamental
choice of food. How can we let other decide our food menu .Today it is beef meat
tomorrow it will be Mithun meat.
"Silence becomes cowardice, when occasion demand speak out the whole truth and act
accordingly"-Mahatma Gandhi. This is apt for present scenario.
Time and again it has come to notice that our innocent Ane-Abo, urbane Brothers and
Sisters as well as well non-Tribal brothers cross the traffic congested road directly
without giving a single thought of using Skywalk. By standing beneath the Skywalk,
built by our esteemed Govt., they use to observe the road and then cross when there
is a small gap.
As of now, we do not have pavement amenities along the road or around the newly built
Skywalk to guide the commoner towards it but one’s common sense tells us that the
Skywalk is built for commoner in order to cross the road safely.
Taking the shortest path to cross road is amount to embracing danger upon oneself
because many youngsters ride their motorbike recklessly and as usual they exceed
the speed limit of the area whose careless act should be noticed by Traffic Police.
So, if any untoward incident or accident happens while crossing road it can even
cause death or inflict injuries. Further, crossing the road without using Zebra Crossing
or Skywalk is by all means wrong.
Through this column, I, on behalf of aware Citizen of the State, urge upon the denizen
of the Capital Complex to use the Skywalk sincerely and at the same time I appeal
the concerned authorities to deploy at least two Traffic Police personnel at each
Skywalk especially near Tomo Riba State Hospital so as to guide the citizens and
make them accustom to use Skywalk. Moreover, such a needful step will go a long way
to develop civic sense among denizen of Capital Complex and most importantly it will
avert road accident.
Polo Colony, Naharlagun
Create self-employment opportunities
Self-employment has acquired much significance these days as employment opportunities
for youths are less nowadays. Even highly qualified youths do not get the jobs they
This is because the number of educated youths is increasing year by year, but the
job opportunities remain more or less the same or they may be a little more than
in the last year. The craze for degrees in the Engineering and Medicine is increasing
and it is not possible for the Government and the private institutions to give jobs
to the ever-increasing number of engineering and medical graduates and graduates
and postgraduates in other subjects. In this situation those who have good educational
qualification should think of self-employment.
Banks give loans to the educated youths to start businesses. Engineering graduates
can start small factories to manufacture some products. They can serve as contractors
for certain products to the Railway Department, State Transport Department, Power
Department, etc. Ordinary graduates can set up shops dealing in books, fancy articles
or some other products. Some youths can join together and start a cooperative business
which may manufacture and sell cold drinks, different kinds of oil, textiles etc.
There are Government institutes which train the aspiring persons in the manufacture
of plastic goods, electrical gadgets, candles etc. Youths may undergo training in
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