ITANAGAR, Aug 17: In an effort to take stock of the various projects and grievances
of the people of the district, the DC Tawang Kemo Lollen today held three rounds
of meeting concerning the quarry owners, the Army and the APEDA at his chamber. Presiding
over the meeting of quarry owners, the DC Tawang directed the AMDO Tawang and the
DFO Tawang to look upon the legal and govt. norms for regulating and streamlining
the quarrying and operation of minor minerals in the district. He also mentioned
that irrespective of the land owner, the area under operation for mining/quarrying
has to be earmarked and notified to the District Administration for approval.
Informing the quarry owners about the Govt. norms, Lollen said “You are free to carry
on your work but with certain limitations as specified by the Govt. and also keeping
in mind not to cause any inconvenience to the development process, the people and
Concerned about the use of explosives in mining operations, Lollen directed the owners
to get proper approval and permission from the administration and also take preventive
measures for safety of the populace. AMDO Tawang, DFO, CO (Dev), DIPRO besides the
quarry owners of the district were present in the meeting. Concerning the Land acquisition
by the Army at Seru and Tsaikhar Village, Tawang, a meeting was chaired by the DC
Tawang in presence of the Army officers, Public leaders and GBs of the two villages
and the District Administration.
Lollen asked the Army officials to expedite the process keeping in mind the grievances
of the people. “Based on the convenience of the people of the area as well as that
of the Army, a consensus has to be achieved”, mentioned Lollen. He urged the Army
authorities to work in cohesion with the public so as to create a sense of belongingness
between the two.
Brig. J S Rajpurohit, Commander 190 Mtn Bde, Tawang appreciated the discussion and
mentioned that the Army requires cooperation and support from the people and administration
so as to perform their duty of safeguarding the nation. The gathering decided to
jointly survey and analyzes the proposed area (for acquisition by the Army) in the
coming days so as to reach an agreement.
Later the DC Tawang held a meeting with APEDA officials and contractors to review
the progress of the Micro hydel projects under PMA Package in Tawang District. Lollen
urged the members for timely completion of the projects and also to submit technical
reports in case of the non functional micro hydels. He further advocated for proper
monitoring, inspection and maintenance of the ongoing as well as the completed projects.
L.Chodup, PO, APEDA, Tawang gave a detailed description of the ongoing projects.
He mentioned that out of the 10 projects under PMA Package in Tawang, 2 have been
commissioned and tested, whereas the remaining 8 are waiting for GRP Pipe laying
and jointing by the technicians of the manufacturers.(DIPRO)
NE students meet Robin Hibu in Delhi
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A delegation of North East students studying in the national capital
today met Robin Hibu, Joint Commissioner, Delhi Police (Hqs) in the backdrop of rumors
of impending attack on students from the region studying in Bangalore and various
According to an Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi (ASUD) release, Delhi Police has
assured several measures and initiatives to ensure security of NE students in Delhi.
The Union said that Hibu has assured to set up a legal assistance cell for NE people
and he is personally monitoring dial ‘100’ Police emergency number to help the NE
Measures like maintenance of data bank of NE students and employees, English speaking
help desk for NE police in police stations, awareness programme on fake colleges/educational
institutions in Delhi, dropping of stranded NE students and BPO female employees
to his/her place of stay were discussed and these would be implemented by Delhi Police
within next two weeks, ASUD said in its release.
Besides the ASUD members, the delegates included members from All Assamese Students'
Association Delhi, Bodo Students' Union Delhi, Tripura Students Forum Delhi, Delhi
Mizoram Chakma Students' Union, the release added.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Students Union of Tamil Nadu (ASUT) while informing that the
reported ultimatum given by some people of Bangalore to the people of Northeastern
states to vacate the state before Ramjan festival has created panic among NE people.
However, it has not received any such threatening message or call from any quarters
in Tamil Nadu yet, ASUT said. “But we would like to urge the respective governments
of all the NE states to take up the matter seriously and solve the crisis without
any delay so that career of thousands of students pursuing their education in those
states and cities do not ruin,” it said.
Minister on district tour
Anini, Aug 17: Minister for UD, Town Planning & Fisheries Rajesh Tacho is currently
on a whirlwind visit of his assembly constituency.
As a part of his planned visits, Tacho reached Mihundo village yesterday and addressed
a public meeting which was attended by PRI members, officers, teachers, villagers
and students. Tacho dwelt in length about the potentials of the district in tourism,
hydro power, agriculture and horticulture sectors. He appealed all the aspiring entrepreneurs
to venture into tourism business which will not only provide self employment but
also help bring our district into the tourism map of the world.
The district is one of the largest districts in entire state in terms of available
land resources. Despite the fact, majority of the local populace is dependent on
PDS. Tacho, urged each and every one to exploit the available land resources to increase
the productivity so as to be self sufficient in agriculture and horticulture produces.
Tacho requested all to treat the officers of the district with respect as they come
from far off places to serve and render their services. Well coordinated and conducive
atmosphere must be created jointly by the public and Govt. servant in order to ensure
secure and health working environment.
The minister sought the cooperation from every citizen in his endeavour to develop
the district. He informed that funds will be provided in the current year to give
a beautiful shape to Anini township. He urged all to extend cooperation in fulfilling
his dream project. For the purpose, Assistant Town Planner will be posted soon, Tacho
He also informed the villagers about upcoming developmental schemes in the district.
Tacho was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng and hosts of district
Oldest suspension bridge over Siang reconstructed
YINGKIONG, Aug 17: One of the oldest suspension bridges over Siang in Upper Siang
district linking Bomdo-Janbo villages on the right bank and Gette-Pugging village
on the left bank, which was completely damaged by flash flood in 2000, has been reconstructed
by the Rural Works Department (RWD).
The bridge has a total span of 134 mtr. and is supported by RCC tower, anchor block
and wind stock block. The bridge was reconstructed at the cost of Rs 112 lakhs and
inaugurated by MLA Alo Libang on August 13. He was accompanied by DPO, departmental
engineers and others officers and officials and public leaders from Yingkiong.
On the same day, Parliamentary Secretary JK Panggeng, who also is the local MLA of
Mariyang-Geku made a spot verification of the recently washed out steel suspension
bridge over Yamme river.
Panggeng asked the constructing agency to continue the work and also assess the value
of the washed away materials of the on-going bridge construction at earliest.
The Parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by Mariyang SDO Ranpok Perme, departmental
engineers and public leaders. DIPRO
Samuel Koyu murder case:Victim’s family rues ‘police inaction’
RUKSIN, Aug 17: Protest continues here against the recent murder of Samuel Koyu,
APP head constable. Various sections of people, who have lost confidence in Ruksin
Police, have demanded the authority to institute high level inquiry into the mysterious
Talking to this correspondent, the victim’s family expressed much discontent over
the ongoing police investigation. They said that Police had not been able to make
any breakthrough in the case despite having sufficient clues.
“The police are not investigating the case properly and willfully neglecting it,”
they alleged. “We are expecting that the police would arrest the culprits and punish
them accordingly. But, they (police) are still in dark about the murderers even after
15 days from the date of complaint”, rued the bereaved family members.
“Compensation and rehabilitation from the end of government are secondary matter
for me. My heart will never be consoled until and unless the murders are brought
to book and awarded punishment,” Tumto Koyu, the octogenarian father of the deceased,
Samuel was a native of Detak village under Nari police station and he was serving
as head constable (Telecom) at Sille Police Out Post for some months. His murder
evoked strong reactions from almost all sections of the people, who severely criticized
the police for their alleged inaction.
Meanwhile, Ramle Banggo Welfare Society, Koyu Youth Welfare Society, Bogum Ao Foundation
have moved the higher authorities of police and civil administration for institution
of a high level inquiry into Samuel’s murder case.
Leading persons of 15 villages under Ruksin and Nari circle including village the
headmen and PR leaders today assembled in a meeting at Detak village and resolved
to move the authority to expedite the investigation. The speakers in the meeting
vehemently condemned the barbaric killing of the innocent policeman.
It further unanimously resolved to move the authority to initiate joint patrolling
of Arunachal and Assam Police at every vulnerable pocket along the state boundary.
Later, the meeting constituted a committee which will deal with the criminal activities
in the area.
On the other hand, Ruksin police, following up investigation of the case (No- 12/2012,
U/S- 302 of IPC) picked up four persons for interrogation but no clue regarding the
murder was found from their statements.
Tanio Pagia wins VoEK -2012 contest
SEPPA, Aug 17: Tanio Pagia beat his closest rivals Memak Tok and Master Anand Jokhio
to win the first Nyishi Voice of East Kameng (VoEK) 2012 here yesterday. Memak Tok
and Anand Jokhio stood 2nd and 3rd respectively in the singing contest. The other
two contestants of the grand finale were Syam Cheda and Bida Loffa.
MLA cum Chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal Tapuk Taku attended the function
and highly praised the East Kameng Nyishi Artist Society for organizing the singing
talent hunt. He advocated for regular organization of such events to expose hidden
talents. He also advised the students to carry out sports activities sincerely in
addition to their regular studies. He said that the state Govt. is putting all efforts
to solve unemployment problem by providing facilities for promotion of games and
sports keeping in view its ample scope and also by way of reservation for sports
Er.Taker Tachang, Dy. Director Urban Development cum General Secretary of EKSCO said
that Music has no boundary and is a social agent of peace and harmony in the society.
He was hopeful of the fact that such platform would definitely help and promote Music.
Bata Ram Gyadi, Chairman Organizing Committee assured that the winners of the competition
would be provided with ample opportunity and guidance for the state level and other
competitions. He thanked the sponsors of the winners for their future endeavors.
Further, he advised the contestants who could not win not to loss heart as winning
and losing are part of the competitions.
Mama Natung, Baba Bagang and Pai Dawe have come forward to sponsor the three winners
for Audio Album, Video Album and one year classical training respectively. The competition
started on July 25. DIPRO
‘Let development be above politics’: Phurpa
DIRANG, Aug 17: ‘Development should be the sole motive of politicians and it should
not be allowed to be substituted or jeopardized by infighting or quarrels for petty
political gains’, said Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology and local legislator
Phurpa Tsering during the Independence Day celebration here.
On sidelines of ‘political colour’ being given to the 120 crore mega National Institute
of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) and the Highways Compensation issue,
Phurpa exhorted on following Gautam Buddha’s principle of ‘live and let live’ and
explained that people of Dirang ultimately stood to gain from these development schemes.
“NIMAS in particular would hugely benefit the populace of Dirang and I believe that
country would only develop if our villages develop’, he said, while appealing leaders
and villagers irrespective of party lines to join hands and forge an understanding
to work for development and betterment of Dirang following the true Buddhist dharma
instead of working for petty and personal gains.
While highlighting the various achievements of Nabam Tuki led Govt at the state,
Phurpa also explained the ongoing various facets of rapid development taking place
at Dirang including Health, Education and infrastructure.
The day-long celebration witnessed march past by ITBP, SSB, Army and several school
contingents, colourful cultural items, presentation of awards and certificated to
meritorious students. Among the awardees stood out SMO Dr. S.K Singh, who had managed
to run the Dirang CHC single-handedly for the past five years. On the occasion, a
newsletter by Krishi Vigyan Kendra was also released by the chief guest.
Independence Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Reports regarding celebrations of 66th Independence Day in various
parts of Arunachal Pradesh are still pouring in.
At Deomali local MLA and PS for Sports and Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang unfurled the
national flag amidst a huge gathering. In his address Lowang exhorted the people
to work hard and extend their support to the Nabam Tuki-led government. He urged
the people to share if they had innovative ideas for the development of the area
and asked them to maintain peace and unity. The main attraction was the final Independence
Day football match which was played between Assam Rifles and Ponton village of Assam.
The former won the match.
At Lazu near Myanmar border, PS for DoTC and SWWCD Yumsen Matey who is also the local
MLA hoisted the national flag amidst a huge gathering.
In his speech, the chief guest highlighted the various developmental activities he
had initiated and urged the people to co-operate with the state government for all
round development. He said that being a backward area the people have to work doubly
hard to catch up with other developed places adding that there was no substitute
for hardwok. Games and sports, PT display and cultural programmes marked the day-long
function. However, the main attraction was the attractive band display by the girl
students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidiyalaya from Barap.
At the newly created Longding district headquarters the local MLA and PS for IPR
and Printing Thangwang Wangham unfurled the national tricolor amidst a mammoth gathering.
Addressing the people Wangham highlighted the various developmental activities in
the state and the new Longding district and exhorted the people to leave no stone
unturned in making efforts to accelerate the pace of development to enable the new
district compete against the other districts. He announced amidst loud cheers that
the state government would sanction funds for the mini secretariat, circuit house,
indoor stadium, DC’s residence, model degree college and boys’ and girls’ hostels.
Games and sports, cultural programmes, band display by VKV, niausa and march past
marked the function. The chief guest also inaugurated the Longding District Career
Counseling Cell. The Commandant of 14 Rajput Regiment felicitated the 56 Wancho
youth who were recruited in Indian Army recently.
The National Flag was inaugurated at Sagalee by Nabam Aka, ZP chairperson, at Hayuliang
by ADC R.K.Borthakur on the occasion of Independence Day.
At Roing, MLA Laeta Umbrey unfurled the tri-colour amidst huge gathering from all
walks of life on the occasion of the 66th Independence Day celebration at General
In his speech, Umbrey said, “As responsible citizens, it is our bounded duty to remain
always vigil to safeguard the nation, not only from the external aggressions, but
also from the internal anti-national and divisive forces.”
Lauding the district administration and district Police for bringing significant
improvement in law and order situation in the district headquarter during the last
few months with the contributions from general public and the youths, he called upon
the citizens of Roing, particularly the youths, to lend their support in making Roing
a worthy place to live in.
While highlighting progress and achievements made by various departments in implementing
developmental projects in the district, he further informed that efforts are on to
improve power and water supply in the district headquarter and the construction
of 33 KV Express Line from Alubari to Central Lohit sector power Supply with Automatic
Switching System for Roing, under SPA is under progress. He further informed that
works of extension of improvement of Electrical Network in Roing Circle under SPA
has been completed. Works under RGGVY, which is suspended at the moment due to heavy
rain, are expected to be completed by this winter. In order to supplement demands
of water supply during lean period, Rs 1 Crore under SPA has been sanctioned by the
govt. to explore the ground water availability near the Water Reservoirs, he said.
The MLA informed that Ayodhya Ram, Assistant Teacher (A) of Injuno Residential School
and Ato Mekola, Assist Teacher (A) of Denlo Middle School have been given Best Teachers
Award during 2011-12 under National Programme of Education for Girls in elementary
level. He also congratulated Everester, Tine Mena for successfully climbing the Mt.
Indasen, 6221 mt height in Himachal Pradesh on June 19 last and making us proud once
again. On the occasion, he handed over a cash Prize of Rs 50,000 to the Banggo Gram
Panchayat which won Nirmal Gram Puraskar Award under Total sanitation Campaign Programme.
Moba Riba, ASM, Kobli Tasar, Gram Chairperson, Banggo and Er Perkom Lego, JE PHED
cum Member Secretary, Dambuk received the award on behalf of Banggo Village. M Mili,
Sub-Inspector (APP), Police Station Roing was awarded best as Police Officer for
discharging his duty with sincerity and dedication.
De-Addiction Exhibition Stall put up by the Brahmakumaris educating the people on
harmful effects of drugs, tobacco, gutka etc. has won the first prize among the Exhibition
Stalls put up by various departments. Textile & Handicraft and Agri-Horti Departments
won the second and Third prize respectively. The MLA, DC Garima Gupta, SP Veenu
Bansal, and Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto gave away the prizes to the winners of
exhibition stalls, march past, healthy baby show and prizes to various other participants.
At Hunli, Independence Day was also celebrated in a grand manner at Hunli Play Ground.
On the occasion, Longe Miso, ASM distributed various items provided by the Dibang
Multi-Purpose NHPC Ltd under its CSR Programme. The much needed Ambulance provided
by the NHPC was dedicated to the people in a simple flagging - off ceremony during
the D-Day. DIPROs/Source
District level meet on National Food Security Mission
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: District Level meeting of Food Security Mission Executive Committee
(DFSMEC) was held at conference hall of Deputy Commissioner, Tezu today. The meeting
was chaired by Deputy Commissioner R.K.Sharma and attended among others by all circle
and Sub-division Level Nodal Officers.
DC Sharma explained about the concept of National Food Security Mission (NFSM) elaborately
and urged the nodal officers to chalk out tentative circle-wise requirements of various
inputs, giving emphasis on already proven improved and High Yielding Variety paddy
seeds for timely submission to the Government.
He emphasized on line departments for proper and timely distribution as well as execution
of the various programmes under the NFSM.
Chow Mahendra Chawlu, DTO cum PD, ATMA briefed about the pattern of fund flow as
per the guidelines of NFSM. District Agriculture Officer R. S. Singh informed the
aims and objectives of the projects under the NFSM. Dr. D. Sismal, KVK Chongkham
suggested distribution of improved paddy varieties to farmers for their benefit.
He assured full cooperation during implementation of the NFSM projects in the district.
A brief account of tentative physical and financial targets as received from the
Director of Agriculture, Naharlagun was highlighted by A. Gamre, ADO, Tezu.
There was discussion among the sub-divisional and circle level nodal officers regarding
the implementation and project of NFSM. (DIPRO)
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Recruitment rally in APP & IRBn begins
PASIGHAT, Aug 17: The five days open recruitment rally organized by Arunachal Pradesh
Police for the posts of constable in APP and IRBn against 120 vacant posts began
at Pasighat today.
SP Pushpendra Kumar informed that out of 1695 candidates, only 200 candidates appeared
in the first day of recruitment test today and added that recruitment process is
being conducted in transparent manner. DIPRO
Union pleads for strict ILP checking
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Condemning the brutal murder of a school girl of government higher
secondary school Yazali on August 12 last, Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students
Union (LSDNSU) today urged the district administration for strict inner line permit
(ILP) checking at Yazali police check gate to prevent entry any illegal migrant.
The union condoled death of the school girl. Meanwhile All Yachuli Youth Organization
also condoled at the death of Rallo Rene and appealed the district administration
and police to severely punish the culprits involved in crime.
AdiSU seeks stipend for students in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Adi Students Union (AdiSU) today appealed to the directorate of
higher and technical education to issue stipend to some of students of the community
studying in Lohit district. Union claimed that inspite having all the relevant documents
some of its community students studying at government higher secondary school Namsai
in Lohit district are being deprived of stipend by the authority.
Taiju inaugurates micro hydel station
CHANGLANG, Aug 17: Parliamentary Secretary (WRD, Research and Protocol) Thinghaap
Taiju inaugurated the 25 KW Jonkey Nallah Micro Hydel Station near Sumlam village
of Changlang yesterday. The MHS was funded under PM’s package and executed by Hydro
Power Development Department, Changlang.
Changlang DC Opak Gao and other officers were also present during the inauguration
of MHS. Taiju while appreciating Gammo Kamki, EE (civil) and Jumbom Geiyi, EE (EM)
in particular and the entire Hydro Power Dev. Deptt. in general for their sincere
efforts in materializing this small but powerful project, stressed on the need to
survey more new sources for MHS to provide electricity to other villages of Changlang
Taiju informed the villagers that this MHS would provide uninterrupted power supply
to Sumlamvill and Sabbanvill. He urged the villagers to extend co-operation to officers
and staffs of Hydro Power Dev. Deptt. in keeping the MHS functional throughout the
Rumne to meet Moying in the final match of TTMORVT today
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Rumne team beat Ngargo team to enter into the final of the Tamulang
Taloh Memorial Open Running Volleyball trophy (TTMORVT) being played at Solung-Mopin
ground Itanagar today.
On the other hand, Ngargo team defeated Dillung-B team and grabbed the third position
of the tournament.
The final match will be played in between Rumne team and Moying team at 3 pm at Solung
Mopin ground, Itanagar on August 18.
Meanwhile, Solung Festival Celebration Committee Itanagar, the organizer of the tournament
informed that the winner of the first semifinal was wrongly mentioned as Dillung-B
team instead of Moying team. The organizer regretted the inadvertent error.
GP Cup football tournament
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Second edition of Gaalem Pajing cup football tournament was kicked
off at Boleng on August 10 last.
Altogether, 40 teams from different parts of Siang belt are participating in the
Addressing the opening ceremony, East Siang district DCC president Tatong Padung
advised the budding players to play the sport with sportsman spirit and shared his
experiences in regional and national level football tournaments.
He lauded the Pajing Film Ltd and Boleng Sport Association for organazing and sponsoring
the tournament at local level.
Book on Mishmi folk-tales released
TEZU, Aug 17: A book on Mishmi folk-tales titled “Kuvtemba: The Legend of Lohit Valley”
was released by Parliamentary Secretary Karikho Kri on August 15. Written by Tangkheso
Tamai and Doirangsi Kri Tamai, the book tells the story of a figure called Kuvtemba,
whose legend is in the minds of each and every section of people in the Mishmi society
of Lohit Valley.
According to the authors, Kuvtemba is a manifestation of the Mishmi society which
has been highlighted in the book.
The authors Tangkheso Tamai and Doirangsi Kri Tamai are one of the learned couples
in Mishmis of Lohit and Anjaw districts. Their hard work and sheer determination
resulted into this sweet fruit that will be liked and cherished by all.
Tamai has been actively involved in many social and community works and presently
is the GPM of Loiliang village, Tezu.
Mrs. Tamai is currently working as an Assistant Professor in English in IGG College,
Tezu. This book is her second publication, the first titled, “A Conversation book
of Kaman and Taraon Mishmis”. DIPRO
Training on livestock census
TEZU, Aug 17: District Animal Husbandry & Veterinary officer Dr. Hano Tama conducted
a one day Livestock Census Training Programme in his office chamber here today. Veterinary
officers from Tezu, Sunpura, Chongkham, Lathao attended the programme.
Dr. Tama emphasized on adhere to the central guidelines of the census by all the
functionaries and supervisors. He asked them to work with sincerity and dedication
in gathering the informations in the forms.
Correct information should be provided in the National Census Programme as the data
collected would be used for planning and formulation of programme in improvement
of livestock sector, he said.
Dr. Tama along with his veterinary officers appealed to the people of Lohit district
to cooperate with the Census officials on duty. The census will start from the first
week of next month till October 15, 2012. DIPRO
Project implementing monitoring meeting
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: With an objective to promote and discuss the current status of
self help groups formed under SHPI programme of NABARD, the project implementing
monitoring committee meetings were held separately at APRB Branch Yazali in Lower
Subansiri district and at Kimin in Papum Pare district on 13 and 14 August last,
which was organized by N.N Charitable Society.
Speaking at the meetings, the representative from NABARD, O.P Munglang, District
Development Manager (DDM), Ziro, APRB Branch Manger Yazali, Anup Paul and APRB Branch
Manager Kimin, Pulokesh Paul advised the SHGs to follow the policies and programmes
of the Govt and bank rules and regulations so that the banks can grant loan to them.
Taba Yaho, a representative from the SHGs said that there is dramatic change of development
among the tribal women are witnessed due to self help groups. She added number of
women now have own their own bank account. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman
N.N Charitable Society Nangbia Amar Dui.
The date of state level quiz competition was inadvertently given as August 9 instead
of August 19 in our yesterday’s edition. The error is regretted.
33 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
“A tiny effort to refurbish our image in the society”
Talking about cleanliness and pollution free environment in the present miserable
era of my state, might sound like cheering for Olympics when my country is on war,
but I still expect the wise readers to have a patient listening to my thoughts which
might sound more like mere bunch of fathead ideas for many at this point of time.
Well nowadays, I have quitted blaming the group of elderly mass who keep on raising
fingers at the younger generation on every move we make, because at some point of
my mind I believe we have rightfully earned our status of being fruitless, futile
buffoons. When the young denizens, the so called “futures” of our state, are themselves
on a blind rage of corruption, hypocrisy, encouraging ethnic and communal sentiments,
dancing on the hands of corrupt leaders like puppets, and now even trying to stop
the truth bearers of our society, “the press” by vandalizing media houses and shooting
a selfless journalist just to sustain fear!!
The present state of faithlessness on us is rightfully justified by our deeds. In
the midst of this agnosticism, if a positive minded group of youth comes up with
an idea of refurnishing the society with a tiny effort, he should be all set to face
a severe skepticism from the society.
Even In this state of distrust, dubiousness, and reluctance, a group of likeminded
youths has once again gathered the guts to reinstate the positive image of ARUNACHALI
YOUTH by putting forward their initiative for contributing a bit to the society.
“The green pioneers” have returned with their new cleanup event this time bannered
“GRAB A SHOVEL TO CLEAN UP I.G PARK” to clean up the lone left patch of greenery
in whole of the capital complex. “THE INDIRA GANDHI PARK, ITANAGAR”, located exotically,
in the centre of the capital city, was once the green landmark that filtered the
dusty Itanagar air rushing inside our lungs every day. But in this short span of
few years, the once serene environment of the park has been overshadowed by a series
of controversial digging and constructions all over the area. Hence the park that
once resembled a golf course, today looks more like VIRENDAR SEHWAG’S bald “Helipad”
(hope he has discontinued the anti hair fall tonic he was using). Even if we leave
aside the litigious conjuncture, happening around the park, the greenery of the pitiful
esplanade is lost in the midst of pollution; in all three forms:
noise, air and water. A place that should have been a symbol of absolute eternal
stillness is today polluted by big loudspeakers blasting with “maut ka kua” promotions.
A mephitic sewer flows by the heart of the park, and the deforestation and loss of
greenery has severely diminished the viridity of the location. More to worsen the
situation, the public events that are regularly organized in the vicinity of the
park, leaving behind huge amount of degradable and non degradable dump, that are
found in litters all over the park. The young brigade of green activists, which is
already riding high on its spirits by successfully cleaning up all the adjoining
tourists’ spots in the vicinity of capital complex, is all set to restore some lost
serenity, of the mighty I.G Park.
Actively involved in sensitizing the ignorant Arunachalee public on the importance
of cleanliness in the last few months, “the green pioneers” have four major successful
campaigns under its belt, and have assisted and motivated a dozen other small cleanup
events all around the state. Which started as a small viral event page in a social
networking site “face book” couple of months ago, has been successfully motivating
and encouraging likeminded youths of the state in this noble venture of a making
a cleaner and greener Arunachal.
When young students and selfless citizens from all over the capital complex started
with cleaning up of the Naharlagun market, on 7th of April this year, everyone thought
it to be an accidental spark which would never ignite, but the fire it created and
spread both virally and through cleanup events has made the difference. The most
encouraging part being the mass involvement of responsible youths from all sects
of communities irrespective of their differences, joining hands for the success of
this noble cause, steering the events to success conducted every time.
This drive to cleanup I.G Park is scheduled on 20th of August from 7a.m onwards,
to clear the post independence garbage that has been accumulating there, unattended
since last couple of days. The whole team of green pioneers requests and invites
each and every likeminded soul in the capital complex area to be part of the event
and make it a successful one. For all those who are willing to help us in this noble
deed, by means of contribution, in any form, cash or kind or most importantly by
lending us a hand, may contact 9436676133, and 9774040270 for more details. The most
significant hotspot of the youngsters in the capital complex in terms of dating,
lazing, playing and spending leisure time, is on the verge of degradation. If the
necessary clean up is not done, I.G park could be suitably renamed “independent garbage
park” very soon! The time for blaming the government bodies is over, it’s the right
moment, and we change our concept of treating, public property as nobody’s property.
We need to show what needs to be done, not by just saying it, but by doing it.
It is rightfully said, “A journey of thousand miles starts with a single step”, likewise,
our dream of making a clean and green Arunachal is still on its baby steps, and nevertheless,
our hopes are sky high. Every time the younger siblings hold hands, to make such
a noble venture, we not only bring the change with every small step we take, but
moreover, we give our elders a “hope”, a hope for a better tomorrow, a hope for a
conscious Arunachal. And our small efforts one day will surely rejuvenate their lost
trust in us. Until then let’s “BE THE CHANGE, TO SEE THE CHANGE”!
Strictly regulate the inner line permits, stop illegal immigration
“Prevention is better than cure” is a very common statement in our everyday life,
but how many of you really felt the essence of these words. By learning about the
recent murder case that took place in Yazali, we cannot believe that such a heinous
crime can also occur inside our own state, which is termed as one of the peaceful
States of India.
Whatever is happening in Arunachal at present is the manifestation of our own indigenous
people. Everyone wants to stay lavish and keep many hired labors for their everyday
household works which repeatedly increase the population and crimes in the state.
By observing the past and present incidents inside and outside Arunachal Pradesh,
I, on behalf of the Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi (ASUD), appeal the people of
the state to minimize hiring labors from neighboring state which is one of the factors
in increasing heinous crimes and growing number of population (Immigration). Simultaneously,
I appeal to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to strictly regulate the inner line
permits to stop the illegal immigration inside the state. The ASUD also mourns for
the departed soul of our sister Ralo Rene, appeals the authority to give an exemplary
punishment to the culprits and recompense should be equally worthy towards her life.
Let us all learn from the fiasco happened in Assam, which also got a large impact
on north-eastern people residing outside their state.
Finally, it’s been one month since the shooting of the associate editor of Arunachal
Times and still the culprits are absconding. I am quite surprised. Did the perpetrators
vanish from earth or it is the inefficiency of our police department ? I do not want
to blame the police personnel, they are doing their best, but how technically equipped
they are depends on the state government.
Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi
Save Puakgumin from deluge
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern authorities
towards the danger of flood we the people of Puakgumin, Aalo have been facing since
long. Each year with the advent of monsoon the water level keeps on rising, washing
away the land inch by inch. Many appeals have been made and IFCD Engineers, District
Administration, MLA have also visited the affected area but no relief has been provided
The only barrier that stood between Sipu River and Puakgumin is the few flood controls
embankment constructed at the expense of the residents themselves. Therefore, it
is being appealed again to the authorities to do something before all of Puakgumin
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ILO report on global employment
After three years of continuous crisis conditions in global labour markets and against
the prospect of a further deterioration of economic activity, there is a backlog
of global unemployment of 200 million, says the ILO in its annual report titled “Global
Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis”. Moreover, the report says
more than 400 million new jobs will be needed over the next decade to absorb the
estimated 40 million growth of the labour force each year.
The Global Employment Trends Report also said the world faces the additional challenge
of creating decent jobs for the estimated 900 million workers living with their families
below the US$ 2 a day poverty line, mostly in developing countries.
The report says the recovery that started in 2009 has been short-lived and that there
are still 27 million more unemployed workers than at the start of the crisis. The
fact that economies are not generating enough employment is reflected in the employment-to-population
ratio (the proportion of the working-age population in employment), which suffered
the largest decline on record between 2007 (61.2 per cent) and 2010 (60.2 per cent).
At the same time, there are nearly 29 million fewer people in the labour force now
than would be expected based on pre-crisis trends. If these discouraged workers were
counted as unemployed, then global unemployment would swell from the current 197
million to 225 million, and the unemployment rate would rise from 6 per cent to 6.9
Young people continue to be among the hardest hit by the jobs crisis. Judging by
the present course, the report says, there is little hope for a substantial improvement
in their near-term employment prospects.