---- Editorial ----
Not a good decision
The decision to make Hindi compulsory till class tenth in CBSE-affiliated schools
and Kendriya Vidyalayas is not good for the country like India which thrives on diversity.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday gave nod for the said move based on
the parliamentary panel's recommendation. The recommendations were made in the ninth
report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language. Compulsory imposition
of Hindi will pose serious threat to regional languages and dialects. The decision
is expected to evoke reaction from states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, etc where earlier
attempt to impose Hindi has been met with fierce resistance.
For tribal dominated state like Arunachal this order will have severe ramifications.
Already majority of tribal languages are on the verge of extinction. As per the report
by UNESCO most of the tribal languages face serious threat of getting extinct in
near future. Hindi which is widely used in the state has emerged as the biggest threat
to the existence of tribal languages. An urgent need to save tribal languages is
being felt and everyone is hoping that government will take some initiative in this
regard. But unfortunately neither state nor central government seems keen to work
in this regard. Instead of making Hindi compulsory, government of India should promote
regional languages and save it from getting extinct. The uniqueness of India is its
diversity in religion, language, festival and culture.
---- Readers Forum ----
Manage the litter
It is a well known fact that burning of domestic waste like plastic bottles, biscuit
packets cause air pollution but the responsible Arunachalees who really want to keep
their state clean and green burn the discarded plastics because they have realized
that throwing of these wastes here and there makes the land dirty and unhygienic.
The garbage collectors cannot go to every house to collect the wastes so it is our
responsibility to find alternate ways to manage our own waste.
Don't litter, it makes the world bitter!
Overworked ATMA Staff
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
concerned authority that some of the ATMA staff who is working under the department
of Agriculture is being involved in the official work which is not under the guidelines
of ATMA scheme. Some of them are made to do work which are supposed to be done by
other qualified staffs. Hence, it’s our earnest request to the concerned authority
to involve the ATMA staff only in the ATMA related activities but not in those work
which has nothing to do with the ATMA scheme. Let Justice prevail.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concerned authority
towards the dilapidated condition of roads of Doimukh township areas. In this super
modern and advanced high technological world where development is the prime motto
of every regional and national governments; in contrast, the plight of Doimukh roads
depicts a very different story.
The road is of very high importance not only to the local public and daily commuters
to Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts; but it is of equal importance
to the students and faculties of the lone premier higher educational institute of
state, Rajiv Gandhi University. As such many intellectuals and distinguished personalities
visit the institute and such a sorry state of roads leaves a very bad impression.
As a concern citizen, I would like to request from the core of my heart to the authority
to make this stretch a state-of-art roads.
Rajiv Gandhi University,
Employment is the panacea
This refers to the report, "Arunachal has lot of scope for micro, small and medium
enterprises: MoS Singh" (April 18). Indeed, farming, micro and small enterprises
hold the real key for employment generation in Arunachal Pradesh as well as in the
rest of India. Employment is the panacea for poverty, hunger, malnutrition, food
wastage, farmers’ agony and market stagnation. But India is fighting shy of job creation.
According to recent Labour Bureau data, India has been losing 550 jobs per day. Instead
of protecting labour intensive sectors like farming, unorganised retail, micro and
small enterprises that mainly contribute to current livelihoods in our country, we
are going gaga over capital intensive technology and smart cities forgetting our
basic needs. Instead, we must create smart labour intensive villages first.
The city centric, capital intensive "Make in India" should now be replaced by village
centric, labour intensive "Make in Bharat" in accordance with the need of our people
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