ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The Kamporijo Circle Trans Arunachal Highway Local Committee (KCTAHLC),
Pamluk to Tamen, in Lower Subansiri district today submitted a memorandum to the
Deputy Commissioner urging him to reconstruct all the public infrastructure and community
assets including school buildings and hospitals which are supposed to be dismantled
during the construction of the Trans Arunachal Highway.
While disclosing the resolution adopted by the people of Pamluk to Tamen area in
a general body meeting held on December 3 at Boasimla, the committee further said
that in case of any reconstruction of Govt establishments and public utility services
in the said area due to road construction, the local people should be awarded contract
works. It was further decided that people of the area shall provide alternative land
for such reconstruction works.
Org opposes road cutting
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Claiming that formation cutting of the construction of Chambang
road connecting Kabak-Nyoko to Guchi Village passing through Kabak-Langa village
is being executed without taking consent of land owners, Kapu-Kabak Development Council
has strongly opposed the project.
In a representation to the Chief Engineer of Public Work Department (Central Zone-I),
the council threatened to stop the ongoing earth cutting of said project claiming
that the road should be constructed through Kabak-Langa to Guchi village as per original
survey since 1972. It also assured that it will not demand compensation if the authority
agrees to construct as per original DPR, it added.
480 patients benefit from RCH outreach camp
DAPORIJO, Dec 8: District Health Society, Upper Subansiri conducted RCH outreach
camp at Hai and Haider villages under Baririjo block of Upper Subansiri district
Altogether 480 patients benefitted from the camp. Apart from distribution of free
medicines to the needy patients, the team also distributed pamphlets and leaflets
on health awareness during the camp. DIPRO
ATI training on electronic record management
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: A week-long training on electronic record management (ERM) has commenced
at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
Thirty one participants from Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat, Head of Offices,
Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Public Service Commission office are attending
Addressing the participants at the inaugural function, ATI Director Pate Marik emphasized
the need for systematic record management of data in Govt. departments and business
organizations. Apart from manual procedure of record management, the ERM system is
a new venture of the Govt. of India in which application of the system is mainly
depend on computer science, he said.
“In today’s electronic age, it is the duty of all government employees to know computer
applications and electronic record management. The proper record management with
systematic approach will reduce the volume of work pressures and also utilization
of time in proper prospective manner, he said and advised the participants to take
full advantage of the programme which will be immensely beneficial to the participants.
The five days training organized under cent percent course fee sponsored by the Department
of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Govt. of India will conclude on December 12, according
to an ATI release.
Teachers urged to discharge duty
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: A team of All Papu Valley Youth Welfare Association (APVYWA) led
by its president visited various schools within Papu Valley area under East Kameng
to take stock of the functioning of the schools.
APVYWA in a release, claimed to have found during the visit that some schools were
not functioning properly and midday meals were not also being provided to the students.
While urging the teachers to discharge duty, the Association urged the school management
committees (SMCs) and public to cooperate with the school authority for proper functioning.
APVYWA also asked the students to be disciplined and sincere in their studies for
a better future.
Meeting on tourist circuit held
KHONSA, Dec 8: A meeting was held at the office chamber of the Tirap Deputy Commissioner
today to discuss regarding inclusion of Tirap District in State Tourist Circuit.
Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi said that if Tirap
was included in the circuit, it would go a long way to augment the economic condition
of the people of the district, adding that it has been a long-felt demand of the
The Addl. SP said that no cases of trouble to any tourist (foreign & domestic) have
been recorded despite visiting numbers of foreign tourists in the district.
Other members ADC, DLEO, ZPM of Khela-Lamsa & Dadam also stressed on the immediate
inclusion of Tirap in the tourist circuit for the betterment of the people.
On the same day, the Deputy Commissioner convened a meeting of the district level
committee to assess the recommendation of the local boundary commission which was
attended by SP Tirap, SDO, Deomali, DFO, Khonsa, DFO, Deomali DAO, Khonsa and DLSRO
Hibu Dolley. DIPRO
Awareness programme on health and sanitation
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology conducted
a daylong programme for creating public awareness about the importance of maintaining
proper health and sanitation practices in day to day life at Yomcha circle of West
Speaking on the occasion, Yumbi Yongam, Scientific Officer highlighted the relation
between health and sanitation. She briefed the women and adolescent girls on how
to maintain hygiene during menstruation and emphasized on discarding conventionally
used cloth rags with affordable sanitary pads during menstruation.
Attending the programme as Resource Person Tam Saring, Assistant Protocol Officer,
Department Of Protocol, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh pointed out the importance of
having a household toilet and discarding open defecation and keeping the environment
clean specially the water sources. Learning and teaching the children on how to use
toilets is the duty of the parents, she added.
Belong Doni, Junior Accountant, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology
spoke on the techniques and importance of proper hand washing.
Gem Peri, Education Assistant, APSCST, laid emphasis on maintaining high degree of
sanitation practices at all places, especially at home, school and work places. She
pointed out some diseases that can be spread due to poor or non- maintenance of sanitation
Various speakers on the occasion, including ASHAs and Anganwadi workers briefed the
villagers on the importance of adopting personal hygiene for healthy living.
Audio- visuals on health and sanitation were shown to the villagers for better understanding
of the topic.
Nephrologist & Cardiologist at RKM
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Dr. Chandan Modak, MD(Med), DM (Cardiology), Consultant Interventional
Cardiologist, and Dr. T.A. Choudhury, MD (Med), DM - Nephrology (BHU), Consultant
Nephrologist of Dispur Hospitals, Guwahati, will be available every second Saturday
of the month from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Secretary, Swami Vishweshananda Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in a statement said
that people of Arunachal Pradesh may avail the services of these two specialists.
Youth convention organized
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: A one day district youth convention and Yuva Kriti was organized
at Chimpu here on December 6 by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Itanagar in collaboration with
Jarkum & Yania Charitable Society.
Aimed at providing opportunity and platform to rural youth leaders to express themselves,
share experience, 100 youths from various youth clubs participated in it.
NYK official Delwar Hussain, Chairman YMAC Yomjum Yongam, JE, PHE Tam Tadam and Secretary
Jarkum Yania & Charitable Society Hake Toko attended the programme as resource persons.
CYO apprehends two traders without license
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) today apprehended two non-APSTs
from Laluk in Assam selling fish in Itanagar without any license. They were later
let off after they assured not to repeat such thing in future.
Meanwhile, CYO has expressed concern over increasing number of people from outside
doing business in the state without valid license.
Cops educate road safety cell to children
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: In a bid to create traffic awareness among the school children,
the road safety cell of Police Headquarter Itanagar has conducted road safety awareness
campaign here today at Government Upper Primary School D-Sector Itanagar. The awareness
team was led by SI A.U Ansari, ASI J Loya and Constables Sorang Take, Md Sarfuddin
and guided by SP Traffic Hibu Tamang. The team gave the children road safety tips
such as how to walk on the road, how to board and read vehicle signals through power
point presentation. It also displayed hand signal demonstration and distributed pencils
and copies and road safety information kits, a release added.
Enquiry gives clean chit to PMC
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Following an allegation levelled by Ward-12 Councilor Kangge Moyong
against Pasighat Municipal Council for misappropriation and misutilization of huge
amount of funds, an enquiry was conducted by East Siang District, Deputy Commissioner
and state government representative from Itanagar.
The enquiries didn’t find any misappropriation and misutilization of funds under
Pasighat Municipal Council and the complainant also withdrew his statement of allegation
after the committee gave clean chit to PMC.
Gadi inaugurates way-side amenities building
AALO, Dec 8: The way-side amenities building under Tourism Department at Yomcha,
Bam and Daporijo BRTF Road trio-junction was inaugurated by PWD Minister Gojen Gadi,
On the occasion, Gadi informed that the payment of compensation of Arunachal Trans
Arunachal Highway are expected to be completed within March and asked DC Aalo for
immediate dispatch of paper works for consideration of GOI. DIPRO
Society appeals for relief
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Ramle Banggo Elite Society has urged government of Arunachal Pradesh
to provide immediate relief to the family of late Yaluk Gamlin who was burnt alive
in a fire accident at Nari under East Siang district on 5th of this month. The entire
household items were destroyed in the fire. Further society has appealed to the local
representative and various local organizations to extend contributions to the victims.
Villagers impose restriction
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: All Lorr Bath Youth Association in a meeting held yesterday at
Bath village under the chairmanship of Kara Topu, GPM Lorr Bath imposed strict regulation
within the jurisdiction of village area. Fishing, hunting, felling of trees, clearing
of forest for cultivation and burning of forest has been restricted in the village
area. The meeting decided to strongly punish those people who violate the restriction
imposed by the villagers.
32nd RPF criticizes signature campaign
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The 32nd Rumgong People’s Forum (32nd RPF), in a meeting on Saturday
last criticized the reported signature campaign by the 32nd Rumgong BJP for establishment
of the proposed Siang district Headquarters (HQs) at Boleng which might mislead the
common public of the two constituencies.
The party also condemned the complaint lodged by the local MLA opposing the State
Government’s notification declaring Pangin as temporary headquarters of Siang district.
The Forum also termed very unfortunate the alleged allegation leveled against the
32nd Rumgong INC party by the public of Boleng for supporting the establishment of
district headquarters at Pangin.
Arunachal's Got Talent
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: People across the state will get a chance to showcase their talents
beginning December 21 when auditions for Arunachal's Got Talent kicks off at Pasighat.
Auditions will be held at various locations across the state according to their respective
zones. Doying Gumin College, Pasighat will be the venue for East, West and Upper
Siang districts and Dibang and Lower Lower Dibang Valley districts till December
Auditions will then proceed to Ziro in December 26-28 at the Abotani Hall for Lower
and Upper Subanisiri districts and Kurung Kumey. Hopefuls from the greater Kameng
belt can audition at the Bomdila government higher secondary school on the same dates.
Auditions for the remaining districts including the capital will be held from December
27 to 30 at the Siddhartha Hall here.
Forms are currently available at various locations across Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli
and Doimukh. A Facebook page providing complete information regarding the competition
has been created as well.
State boxing team for NE sports competition
ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association (AABA) has selected 23 pugilists
for the National Level North East Zone Sports Competition beginning here on December
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: A devastating fire has destroyed 32 houses in Sine Vilage under
Boleng subdivision in East Siang district during early hours of Sunday. The fire
allegedly started from a small outhouse at midnight and engulfed 32 of the 64 houses
in the village.
Nothing could be saved including domesticated animals. One person required medical
attention for burn injuries. Sine is located 31 kms from Boleng.
EAC Boleng, I/C ADC Gamtum Padu led a police and medical team consisting of Dr T
Rina to the village for rescue efforts and medical care.
Padu gave Rs 2000 and other essential items to each household as immediate relief.
DC Nidhi Srivastav has also announced relief money to the victims.
Padu said that devastations have been massive and people are struggling as they could
not save any household items. The cold have made it worse even as people have been
put up in temporary shelters and tents, the EAC said.
This is the second major fire incident in as many months in Siang belt.
70 well-built houses were gutted down in a devastating fire that broke out at Kerang
village under Kaying Circle in West Siang district on Nov 12 rendering many families
Dengue outbreak in Pasighat, 7 cases detected
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Seven people have tested positive for Dengue Fever in Pasighat town,
according to State Epidemiologist Dr L Jampa. The DHS, Naharlagun had received report
of outbreak of Dengue Fever on Dec 5.
In a press statement, Dr Jampa said that cases were detected for Dengue IgM by ELISA
testing in the District Priority Laboratory (DPL) at General Hospital Pasighat.
The team led by Dr. Hage Taki, Consultant-NVBDCP along with Zonal Malaria Officer,
Kimin and an Entomologist has been dispatched by Director of Health Services to Pasighat
to investigate the outbreak on Dec 6 to prevent further spread of the disease.
Dengue Fever outbreak had been reported from Pasighat for the first time during August
to October in 2012. Subsequently, 346 cases of Dengue Fever were found in East, West,
Upper Siang and Papum Pare as well, he said. The Department of Health stated that
it closely monitoring the situation.
The state had been witness to epidemic of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) which had affected
many districts earlier this year.
Dr Jampa said that “People’s participation is very essential to help in the prevention
and control of dengue transmission in the area. He advised them to protect themselves
from mosquito bites by wearing full sleeved and sleeping inside bednet. “Knowing
the usual breeding places of the Aedes mosquitoes makes the task for control of dengue
fever much easier, because by addressing on “source reduction” of the mosquitoes
which acts as vectors for dengue virus transmission, we can significantly control
the disease and even prevent it. The water collected in the artificial reservoirs
should be emptied and cleaned every week”, he said.
Dengue Fever otherwise known as “Break Bone Fever” or Haddi Tod Bukhar in Hindi,
is an acute febrile illness of 2-7 days duration (sometimes with two peaks) with
two or more of the following manifestations, i.e Headache, retro-orbital pain (pain
behind eye-ball), muscle pain & Joint pain, rash, Haemorrhagic manifestation and
leucopenia (decrease white blood cell count). Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and
Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) are serious complications.
Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of female Aedes mosquito which is infected
by the dengue virus of which there are 4-serotypes. The Aedes mosquito which is also
called ‘Tiger mosquito’ because of its stripes on the body and legs normally bite
during daytime. It breeds in clean water by laying its eggs on the side of containers
like opened overhead water tanks, stagnated waters in the empty tyres, tins, bottles,
coconut shells, flower vases and in air-coolers etc.
Over 1100 players to participate in NE Sports Competition
Host to field 160 players
ITANAGAR, Dec 08: A total of 1111 players, including 665 men and 446 women from all
the eight northeastern states, including Sikkim, will be seen in action in the National
Level North East Zone Sports Competition which will begin here on December 10.
The four-day sporting extravaganza organized by the Department of Sports and Youth
Affairs, GoAP in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will feature
Athletics, Boxing, Karate, Judo, Archery, Wushu, Football, Weight-lifting, Teakwondo
and Badminton. Assam will field the largest contingent of 190 players followed by
Tripura, which is sending 180-member squad. Host Arunachal will field 160 players
in the competitions and take part in all the 10 disciplines. Manipur and Nagaland
will not participate in football while Meghalaya and Sikkim will not take part in
Weightlifting. Tripura is not participating in Archery.
Football matches will be played at RG Stadium, Naharlagun, Weightlifting at DN College
auditorium, Badminton at MLA cottage Badminton hall and rest of the events will be
conducted at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), complex, Chimpu near here.
Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow today said the organizing committee
has put in place elaborate arrangements to receive, accommodate and provide adequate
hospitality to the participants and officials during the event.
The players would be accommodated at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy complex and Bharat
Scouts and Guides Hostel, Polo Colony, Naharlagun. The officials will be put up in
different hotels across the city, Dinglow informed.
The team from Mizoram has already arrived in the state capital today while the rest
of the teams will be reaching the city tomorrow, informed Ramesh Linggi, Assistant
Director, Sports and Youth Affairs.
PPA imbroglio continues, secretaries resign
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The People’s Party of Arunachal, after a meeting today stated that
“The party is left with no alternative but to issue Show Cause Notice to Nikh Kamin
as to why he should not resign as the President, PPA within a period of seven days,
failing to which appropriate disciplinary action will be initiated against him for
causing irreparable damage to the party”. “The party image has been damaged beyond
repair” said Kamen Ringu, Chairman CWC, PPA. The crisis hit Party had removed Nikh
Kamin as party president which has been rejected by most the PPA legislators.
As the infighting intensifies within the lone regional Party, the party executive
members led by Kamen Ringu, Chairman CWC, PPA had a detailed discussion on the issue
with the party Secretary General Dr Ashan Riddi, General Secretary Dr. Kesang Degi
and General secretary Dr. Gibji Nimasow, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hill, Doimukh.
“Because of the serious nature of the issue with socio-economic and political ramification
for the state, the secretaries considered it is better to tender resignation from
the post but cited domestic reason in order to keep the honour of the party intact”(sic),
a statement from the Party read.
The support to the Congress (i) candidate during Rajya Sabha election was also engineered
by Nikh Kamin which was against the party ideology, said Ringu said.
Orgs question delay in NLCPR work
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: A team of All Basarnalo Youth Association (ABYA), All Sangdupota
Circle Youth Association (ASCYA) and All Tapioso-Habia Youth Association (THYA) recently
visited the 30 KM long Kampo to Tapioso ongoing road project which is being funded
under NLCPR scheme. They claimed that only 30 percent work has been completed till
The association has written to Commissioner PWD expressing serious concern over the
delay in execution of the project. “The said project was awarded to M/s. Tamchi Kusuk
in the month of April 2012, whose stipulated completion period was 24 months but
till date the work is incomplete and going on at snail pace. Adding to it, the work
quality is below standard. Before the sanctioning of the said project, the road from
Kampo to Tapioso was 60 percent motorable but even after taking over of the project
by the firm the road could not be completed till date,” the association claimed.
“Moreover it is very interesting to note that total project cost of road from Kampo
to Tapioso (30 KM) was Rs. 3885.19 lakhs which was sanctioned vide no. DNER/NLP/AP/150/2010
on dated of 25th November 2010. By letter Vide No.DNER/NLP/AP/150/2010 a total amount
of Rs. 1551.75 lakh was released for first installment against the project on dated
29th November 2010. Total amount released for second installment was Rs. 1495.46
lakh on 11th November 2014. Hence, the total fund released in favour of the said
project till date is above Rs. 30.00 Crore. Whereas only Rs. 23, 88, 52, 409.46 was
advertised by the department concern for standard bidding out of Rs. 3885.19 lakhs,”
they added while questioning the integrity of PWD who is the executing department
of the project.
The associations have strongly urged the state Govt. and Ministry of DoNER, department
of North-East Region, Govt. of India to constitute inquiry committee to investigate
the misappropriation of fund against the said project. Further they also demanded
the authority concern to immediately take appropriate action against the M/s. Tamchi
Kusuk for delaying the project.
Awareness campaign on wildlife protection and preservation
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The Pakke Valley Multipurpose Cooperative Society (PVMCS) Ltd in
collaboration with Seppa forest division conducted a series of awareness programme
on ‘wildlife protection and preservation’ under the state CAMPA in East Kameng district.
The programme which started at Khenewa on December 4 was held at Pakke and Bameng
on December 5 and 6 respectively. Lastly it concluded at Pakoti today. These series
of awareness programme on “Wildlife Protection and Conservation” was mainly participated
by the GBs, GPs, agriculturists, students and general public. The theme of the programme
was “Stop Hunting! Stop Deforestation!”
Addressing the concluding function at Pakoti as a resource person and representative
of forest department, Seppa DFO Tailang Pali assured the villagers, students and
GBs of providing sapling free of cost if they are willing to have plantation in
the area. He further stated that “this awareness campaign on wildlife preservation
and protection is not only to give message of repugnance to the people or villagers
about the legal matter on the illegal hunting, fishing and deforestation, rather,
the objective of such awareness programme is also to make them aware about the importance
of natural resources including wildlife and forested land in the area for the cause
of future generation.” Seppa Range Forest Officer Tai Daro also spoke on the occasion.
Both DFO and RO also spoke at resource persons at the Pakke programme.
Earlier, Medical officers Dr Minto and Dr Tamut, Head Masters Karak Taba, Sama Pao,
and the Principle of KGBV, Bameng G L Gulzaar attended the programmes as resources
persons. The resource persons asked the members present not to practice heavy deforestation
method of cultivation. They also suggested the participants to continue the traditional
way of hunting and fishing (annual community hunting and fishing practices). Because,
such type of hunting and fishing will give time for regeneration of the creatures
and the plants.
Lok Adalat conducted at Roing
ROING, Dec 8: The National Lok Adalat Day was conducted here by the Chief Judicial
Magistrate-cum-Civil Judge (SR) Division Court, Roing, at the Court building on December
6 last. The event was organised by Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authority.
A total of 55 criminal cases were heard on the day, out of which, 38 were compounded.
Members Tadu Tamang, CJM-cum-Civil Judge (Sr) Division Roing, Advocate Atet Pertin
and Advocate Bulia Pulu, judged the hearing, in the presence of DSP Hq Habung Hailyang.
The last National Lok Adalat Day was conducted in April this year.
DAPORIJO: 23 criminal cases and 2 civil cases were disposed off in a National Lok
Adalat organised by District Legal Services Authority, Upper Subansiri district,
Daporijo on December 6 last at Daporijo.
Earlier, while initiating the inaugural session of the Lok Adalat, Deputy Commissioner
cum Chairman of District Legal Services Authority, Komkar Dulom highlighted the significance
of Lok Adalat and requested the litigant parties to participate in the Lok Adalat
to assist them in solving their difference amicably.
At SEPPA, 11 Criminal cases and 24 civil cases have been disposed of in the national
Lok Adalat held on December 6 last.
DRDA conducts training under IPPE
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: District Resource Team of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)
of West Siang conducted training for Block Planning Team (BPT) under Intensive Participatory
Planning Exercise (IPPE) at Kaying Payum CD Block.
These training are parts of state’s initiative to develop need based labour budgets
for financial year 2015-16 under MGNREGA in 61 identified backward blocks.
The training involved Panchayat members block officials, Panchayat Technical Assistants
and volunteers from Kaying Payum CD Block. These trainees, henceforth, will function
as BPT members for Kaying Payum CD Block.
While inaugurating the training on Saturday last, Payum Anchal Samiti Chairperson
Yaki Taring, highlighted the significance of developing labour budgets through a
well structured participative process.
Kirli Bui, Nodal Officer (IPPE), West Siang urged the officials and village level
institutions to work towards achieving broader objectives under IPPE. Briefing various
provisions of PRA exercise, he appealed to everyone to sincerely attend the training
for smooth and speedy implementation of such vital initiative of MoRD.
Tamar Baki, State level Master Trainer cum Coordinator IPPE trained the participants
on conducting Transact Walk, social mapping, seasonal mapping, resources mapping,
survey of vulnerable house-holds, etc. He urged all the officials of DRT, DRDA,
BPT, PRIs and volunteers to work as one unit to develop models through such programmes.
He also requested everyone to conduct Gram Sabhas for finalization of the shelf of
works that emerge on the basis of PRA soon after the process is over. The BPT members
were also informed about the importance of maintaining proper records of Gram Sabha
Nyoi Nyodu, EO (RE), CD Block Kaying Payum and Nyaki Rike, EO (RE) CD Block Monigong
urged all the BPT members, PRI’s and volunteers to coordinate for speedy implementation
of the IPPE programmes so that the preparation of Labour Budget under MGNREGA can
be placed within the stipulated time to the Department of Rural Development.
Communal agenda is against spirit of Indian constitution
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has caused major controversy by pushing for
declaring the Bhagvad Gita as national scripture. Her statement has caused massive
outrage and opposition parties have bitterly criticized it. The opposition parties
further slammed her by stating that BJP was trying to impose a dangerous ideological
position which is detrimental to the nation's unity. Her statement follows the recent
controversial statement of another union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Mrs Swaraj
is a senior leader of BJP and such statement coming from her will surely worry the
Ever since BJP came to power at centre, the Hindutva forces have been hitting headlines
for making series of provocative statements, which is deeply hurting the secular
fabric of nation. What makes matter worse is the stoic silence maintained by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi over such statement. Except disagreeing with the statement
of Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Prime Minister has not been vocal against his party colleagues
for making communal toned statements. Naturally the minority communities are deeply
worried and are hoping that government will respect Indian constitution, which has
declared India as a secular nation.
----Readers Forum ----
I’m writing to express my concern regarding the notification No. PSC-R/23/2014 on
dated 4th of December 2014, made by APPSC, Itanagar for the postponement of Research
Assistant examination in view of RGU examination. We are feeling very delighted,
but at the same time, it may be noted that the student pursuing Master Degree from
IGNOU have our respective examination on the same date. Hence, I request the authority
to kindly reschedule the said examination for January 2015 for our well being.
Master Degree Student
Save us from debt and hunger
Through your esteem daily, I would like to portray the agony and pain of SSA teachers
of our state.
It is observed that the state government never releases the hard earned salary of
SSA teachers on time nor regularly, instead the concern authority delays payment
for 2-5 months since the implementation of the SSA scheme.
We all know that one’s salary is the main source to feed and take care of the family
and it gives a sense of security to meet contingencies of future. Without salary,
it is very difficult to survive.
Thus, it is a matter of great concern for a person working as SSA teachers posted
in far-flung areas of state to do without salaries in this age where cost of living
have gone up drastically.
To meet our basic necessities we take loan from money lenders @10% interest, which
swallows major portion of our salary.
Now, it has been more than three months since we last had out salary because of which
we are living a miserable life of pain and agony.
Therefore, kindly release our salary at the earliest and save us from hunger and
Festivals, alcohol and new generation
I believe that there is a big difference in observation of various festivals these
days as compared to the earlier days. Earlier we celebrated various festivals with
series of cultural events and exchanging of love and respect within family members;
relatives and friends. But these days, we notice that without alcohol, especially
amongst youths, festivals like Durga Puja, Solung, Mopin and New Year Day are incomplete.
As a result road accidents take place and most of the accidents are due to driving
in an inebriated state. This is mainly due to easy availability of alcohol in every
nook and corner of the towns and villages.
During last Durga Puja we observed that drunken youths in age group of 15 to 20 years
created havoc at Ranaghat Bridge by driving their vehicles mainly two wheelers at
a very high speed and showing bike stunt. Such behaviors have created major problems
for the law abiding citizens.
However, during this festive season we hope that East Siang police may take stringent
action against such hooligans. We would also request the East Siang police to take
action frequently so as to stop such hooliganism.
We also request parents, guardians, owners of rented house to keep a watch on their
children and boarders so that they maintain peace and avoid alcohol during the festive
Preventing Forest fire
Since long killing of wildlife is rampant in Arunachal Pradesh and till today there
is no record of conviction of any person for hunting and killing of wild birds and
animals in the state is found.
For the first time, a mass level awareness meeting on protection and preservation
of wildlife was organised on 3rd November, 2014 at Rono Ground,Doimukh where actual
stake holders of the State and many people of 14th Doimukh Assembly Constituency
had participated. It seemed that the Department of Forests & Environment is going
to take a decisive step to protect wildlife in the State. Such beginning is welcome
as otherwise it will be too late to do anything in context of protection and preservation
of wild birds and animals of this State. The sitting Legislator of 14th Doimukh
Assembly Segment, DFO Banderdewa and other forests officers deserves appreciation
for initiating such specific mass level awareness but only time will tell the actual
Again, I found another wake up step taken up by Forests Department by organising
one day workshop on forests fire and forests protection on Nov 27 at its office conference
room. Usually such workshop had never been organised before the burning of forests
in dry season but this year the department has made a point to organise such workshop
before burning of forests fire in the State particularly in and around the Itanagar
city. The PCCF & Secretary (F& Environment), PCCF(WL), Additional PCCF and other
senior forests officers had advised range level officers and staff to take required
measures and steps to prevent forests burning and to bring guilty persons to the
book. They also called on their colleagues in the department to make a record by
not allowing any forests burning in current season particularly in and around the
Capital city of Itanagar.
The range level officers narrated their earlier experience in fighting forests fire
with traditional daos and raw branches which is at all not effective.
Therefore, they requested the higher level officers to provide them with modern fire
fighting equipments which instantly received assurance from higher ups at the meeting
N.Payeng, IGP and Talo Potom, Chief Estate Officer were also present in the workshop
and assured forests department to extend them with required help connected to forests
A resource person from Police Department had presented a power point presentation
on forests fire where he explained to the participants how to make defensive attack
on forests fire to prevent them from further spreading.
We will see soon what would be the outcome of these meetings. Let us hope that citizens
of Itanagar will not witness forests burning around its periphery in the coming dry
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