Aug 18


Tawang DC reviews development activities

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 the ecosystem”.

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 other cities.

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 people.

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 said.

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 officers. DIPRO



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 death case.

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, said.

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 person.

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 Play Ground.

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)


News Impact

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 too.

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 year. DIPRO

Rumne  to meet Moying in the final match of TTMORVT today

Staff reporter

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 tournament.

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”

Dear Editor,

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”!


Nguli Dabi

RGU Doimukh



Strictly regulate the inner line permits, stop illegal immigration

Dear Editor,

“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

Dear Editor,

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 so far.

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 gets submerged.


Mojum Sora,






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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 per cent.

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.


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