---- Editorial ----
Pay attention to education & health sector
Exposing the tall claims of government, the School Management Committee of Government
Secondary School Pakke-Kessang under East Kameng district published a classified
advertisement in newspaper seeking private teachers of mathematics and science to
teach in the said school. Reportedly after the transfer of Mathematics teacher no
reliever has been posted to the said school. Even though new academic session has
started but school is still reportedly running without science and mathematics teacher
which has forced the SMC to seek private teachers.
Recently ZPM of Mengio under Papum Pare district also wrote to deputy commissioner
informing that government secondary school, Sakiang is functioning without subject
teachers. On several occasion state government claims that it is giving top priority
to health and education sector. But considering the repeated complain of the non-availability
of subject teachers from various schools of state it looks like government is only
making hollow promises and is not serious about improving the education sector. Situation
is quite same in health sector. Many PHC and CHC are running without proper doctors
and nurses. Majority of Arunachalees depends on government funded schools and hospitals
for the service. Not everyone can afford to send their children to private schools.
Therefore it is the duty of state government to ensure that best facilities are made
available in government schools and hospitals for the benefit of the citizens. No
children should be denied the opportunity to have quality education. For this education
sector will have to be drastically improved at the earliest.
---- Readers Forum ----
Follow the law of the land
With reference to the news headline "three forcibly attempt to enter without ILP"
in the 29 August 2017 issue, I would like to ask the anti nationals not adhering
to the laws of land whether it is very difficult to acquire a temporary ILP when
leaders like Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi entered into Arunachal with valid ILP?
Sometimes, I fail to understand why some self styled people boasting of heading xyz
organizations try to do things breaking the law whereas they ought to be role models
for the new generation.
Also it is pertinent to mention and appeal to the corrupt officers that if you can't
perform your duty then, atleast let the sincere officials performing their duty do
This attitude of some corrupt officers remind me of a similar dialogue in the election
campaigns but in a different tone " Na kam karunga or na karne bhi dunga'".
Instead of supporting the sincere officials, discouraging and making them to apologize
in front of law breaking anti nationals will surely send a wrong message to the officials
of Police department. God forbids those days when officials would think several times
before doing their duty as he might be asked to apologize publicly later for discharging
Cowards in us glorify violence
After narrating an incident of violence where a husband had reportedly blinded his
wife in one eye in front of his neighbours, Nellie N Manpoong has rightly said, "May
be it is time neighbours become part of the drama, and may be it is time victims
stop being victims." ~ in her thought-provoking article, "Silent bystanders" (Monday
Musing, August 28, 2017).
Violence can be classified into two major types ~ 1) aggressor's violence and 2)
violence for self - defence or deterrence. It is mainly because of aggressor's violence
~ the world has come to such a pass. Wars, rapes, ragging, abuse, bullying, lynching,
murders, reckless driving, genocide, sadism and jingoism ~ all are ugly manifestations
Unfortunately, cowards in us glorify violence. A soft spoken, gentleman is being
pooh-poohed and branded as a weak person. To add insult to injury, some advertisements
and movies are hellbent on promoting carelessness, callousness and cruelty. As a
result, shouting, reckless speed - driving, utterance of foul language and slavery
to liquor have been accepted by society as macho qualities. Indeed, these qualities
have often been set as a benchmark for getting a certificate of adulthood or manhood.
But they are invariably very intrinsic qualities of a coward.
As it is said ~ charity begins at home, we can and should clean out type-1 violence
from our mind. We can make our children understand that the limit of one's freedom
is in front of other's nose. Otherwise, liberty will be lost in a jungle raj where
it is restricted only for the fittest brutes. If we can restrict type - 1 violence,
then we will also automatically be able to check the type - 2 as the latter is but
a reaction to the former.
As a matter of fact, so long as the type - 1 violence rules the roost, we cannot
criticize the type - 2 which is for self - defence or deterrence. Recently, what
happened in Kerala when a girl bobbitised an aggressor is a case in point. We should
hang every killer rapist or at least keep them in jail till their death. This violence
is absolutely necessary to counter macho or sadistic design. This type - 2 will act
as a deterrent to type - 1.
Sujit De, Kolkata
With reference to the advertisement No.DSC (WD)-89/2016/R.Cell dated 18th Feb'2017
for various posts notified by Guwahati High Court ,Itanagar permanent Bench, Naharlagun,
I would like to inquire upon the concernauthority regarding inordinate delay in
the notification of the selection lists of the applicants as well as schedule for
written examination whereas last date of submission of application was already lapsed
on 20th April 2017.
Such inordinate delay in recruitment process by judicial wing is questionable considering
the frequent cases of corruptions that surfacein various departments of the state.
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