Centre to set up mountaineering institute at Dirang; state to have 2nd battalion
of Scouts : Antony
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The Centre has cleared the raising of second Battalion of Arunachal
Scouts, announced Defence Minister AK Antony while addressing the celebration of
25 years of Arunachal’s Statehood at Indira Gandhi Park here yesterday.
Clad in Nyishi traditional attire, Antony also disclosed that the Centre has decided
to set up the National Institute of Mountaineering and Adventure at Dirang in West
“Special emphasis is being given to the operationalization of Advance Landing Grounds
which will be of immense use and importance for the locals and military,” Antony
Stressing the importance of a secure, non-porous international border, Antony said
the proposals submitted by the state to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Planning
Commission to provide connectivity to 22 unconnected administrative centres, construction
of foot suspension bridges, log bridges and porter tracks in border areas, as well
as providing drinking water facilities in border areas are highly relevant and will
definitely be given a serious consideration.
He said that Centre was fully aware about problems being faced by the people of this
“It is our collective duty to look into the grievances of people, especially border
areas” Antony said while assuring that the state would continue to enjoy every support
from the Centre for its all round development.
He also gave emphasis on specific areas like infrastructure development, tourism,
agriculture, horticulture and modernization of the police force.
Later, Antony inaugurated the five day ‘Festival of Arunachal’ being held at Indira
Gandhi Park to commemorate the occasion.
Meanwhile, while addressing the issue of Chinese intrusion, Antony clarified that
the border situation remains peaceful, adding that Indian security forces were on
guard to counter any situation.
Antony said this while interacting with media persons on the sidelines of the Statehood
Day celebration here.
He stated that in spite of 'unresolved issues', there are no signs of a conflict
Antony added that the Central government was also paying serious attention to Arunachal
Pradesh's security concerns. "For socio-economic development, for security we will
give special consideration for Arunachal. We are strengthening our security apparatus,"
In his speech, Governor JJ Singh urged the defence minister to use his influence
to get sanctioned the state government’s proposal for providing connectivity to unconnected
administrative centers, water supply facilities and foot suspension bridges and porter
tracks in border areas. He said that these proposals were submitted to Planning Commission
in September 2010.
“While the State has made significant developments in several fields, the effective
management of International Border continues to be an area which requires high priority,”
“While the physical infrastructure development projects are now more or less on track,
there is a significant gap in the potential and present levels of socio-economic
infrastructure. To address this gap, my Govt. would lay focused attention on capacity
building and employment generation amongst youth. A holistic approach based on a
complete paradigm shift would be developed for agriculture and horticulture sector
to enable maximum returns for the actual cultivators,” the governor said.
“High priority would be given to Sports sector as we have realized the potential
of our youth in this sector, who have won laurels for us at the national and international
level. Tourism would be promoted as an engine of growth through new projects in hitherto
unexplored areas and its potential for generation of jobs for the youth optimized”.
Singh also sought technical and financial support from Centre to enable Arunachal
Govt to launch a massive media campaign both print and electronic media at the national
level to highlight the tourism and investment potential of the state.
The Governor greeted all the state level awardees, whose commitment for the cause
of the State has been recognized by the state government.
Expressing serious concern over the prevalent tendency to call ‘bandhs’ in the state,
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki exhorted people of the state to come
out in open against such culture for all-round development of the state.
Greeting the people on the auspicious occasion, Tuki said that his government would
not tolerate such culture in future and would deal with all such activities with
a stern hand.
He said that his Government’s main focus would be to create sufficient job opportunities
for unemployed and under-employed youth through development of hydro power, tourism,
information technology sectors and creating avenues for self-employment through development
of agriculture, horticulture, tea, bamboo and rubber cultivation besides industry,
handloom & handicrafts.
“We have to work collectively to find ways and means by which our youth can be trained
and developed their skills to find gainful employment,” Tuki said. “We are formulating
policies by constituting an appropriate body such as Arunachal Employment Generation
Council and also proposing to form an Arunachal Pradesh Skills Development Council,”
Tuki said and added that the state government would take full guidance and support
from national Skills Development Fund.
To secure the livelihood and provide legal guarantee to the work seekers, Tuki said
the state would take full advantage in implementing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural
Food security among people, particularly those living in remote and scattered habitation
along the international border that mostly dependent of PDS, would be our topmost
priority, Tuki said while informing that the functioning of PDS would be streamlined
by establishing FCI depots in all district headquarters as well as launching e-PDS
software application in all the districts. He however, sought full support from FCI
and central government for its success.
Tuki said his government was giving topmost priority to agriculture and allied activities
to make the state self-sufficient in food grains.
“The government would facilitate farmers to enhance their income through diversification
of crops and commercialization. Setting up fruit processing units, construction of
laboratories for quality control and certification are under active consideration,”
he said while informing that the challenges for disposal of surplus products would
be looked into after streamlining the state Agricultural Marketing Board and improving
the connectivity of road and air. He also said that his government would encourage
the setting up of SHGs, especially woman SHGs and invite public private partnership
in selected areas.
In education sector, Tuki said the state government is geared up for implementation
of Right To Education in the state. “We will ensure that all schools, particularly
those located in remote areas are provided with adequate infrastructure and teachers.
We will try to achieve cent percent literacy during 12th plan period”, Tuki said.
To meet the demand of higher and technical education, we decided to encourage private
institutions by voluntary organizations and NGOs. He informed that the Centre has
sanctioned seven new polytechnic institutes one each at West Kameng, Kurung Kumey,
Lower Subansiri, East Siang, Dibang Valley, Anjaw and Lohit districts. He further
informed that the permanent site for the National Institute of Technology has been
selected at Khampo village under Jote Panchayat of Papum Pare district.
Speaking about health sector, Tuki informed that Government will guarantee health
security to the people by covering all BPL families under the coverage of Rashtriya
Suraksha Bima Yojana. “We are seriously considering introduction of Chief Minister’s
Personal Insurance Scheme for Arunachal Pradesh to cover death or injury to any person
arising out of any accident, Tuki said.
“The state has made significant achievement in creating infrastructure for promotion
of sports in the state, Tuki said while informing that a new sports policy is under
active consideration to streamline the sports sector.
Tuki also said that his government would continue to promote, preserve and document
the rich cultural heritage of the state. He said that a scheme called “Living Heritage”
would be introduced to encourage the local artists, artisans and exponents of traditional
Meanwhile, Tuki apprised the Defence Minister that providing the basic administrative
and civic services to the residents at their door step was the consistent policy
of his government.
Later, Tuki submitted a memorandum to the Defence Minister apprising him of the pressing
needs of the people of the state for early redressal.
Medals and commendation certificates to 48 state awardees were also given on the
Other attractions of the celebration were Sukhoi-30 fly-past over the celebration
ground, motorcycle stunts with dare devil maneuvers by Army personnel, colorful cultural
programmes by all the tribes of the state.
Statehood Day was also celebrated throughout the state with great enthusiasm.
At Roing, DC Garima Gupta unfurled the National Tri-colour amidst huge gathering
at General Play Ground on the occasion of Statehood Day.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, she highlighted the achievement of the
district in various sectors including education, health, games and sports and other
areas since its creation. She sought cooperation from all sections of people for
all round development of the district.
Earlier, Swachchata Rally was also organized by District Water & Sanitation Committee
(DWSC) and PHED with the slogan “Open Defecation Free Lower Dibang Valley and Clean
Green Arunachal Pradesh”. Booster dose of polio drops were also administered to the
children between 0-5 years of age at polio booth installed at General Ground on the
At Anini, Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng unfurled the national tricolor on the occasion.
Addressing the people, Tayeng highlighted the achievement of the district during
last 25 years and urged upon all to extend cooperation to district administration
for speedier development.
He distributed benefits of CM’s Disability Pension Scheme to the beneficiaries on
An friendly football match was also played between DC-XI Team and Public Leader –XI,
in which former defeated the latter.
The DC also gave away the prize to all the winners of the competitive events held
on the occasion including cash reward to the best Food Stall.
The DC participated in the “Swachchata Divas’ which was observed to bring awareness
among the masses about health and hygiene.
At Yupia, the statehood day was celebrated in a befitting manner at general ground.
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu unfurled the national flag amidst huge gathering of
officers, staff and general public of Yupia on the occasion.
In his keynote address Ligu said that the year 2012 will witness completion of many
pilot projects in Papum Pare district including construction of Trans-Arunachal Highway
from Yupia to Hoj-Potin, railway connectivity from Harmoti to Naharlagun.
Other similar developmental works are in the offing under various schemes in the
district, he said. Ligu handed over cash amount to the beneficiaries under the Chief
Ministers Disability Pension Scheme 2011-12, while Superintendent of Police Nabam
Gungte gave away the prizes to various participants of cultural teams.
At Tezu, the Statehood day was celebrated in a befitting manner at jubilee ground.
The celebration began with a Swachchata Rally which was flagged off by parliamentary
secretary, PHED&WS Karikho Kri. The rally was organized to enlighten the people about
cleanliness and hygiene.
While unfurling the tri-colour on the occasion, Kri highlighted various developmental
activities being taken up in the district. He also appealed to the youths and NGOs
to play a constructive role in uprooting the antisocial activities/elements from
the society. He also announced award of “Nirmal Gram Puraskar” to new Danglat and
Danglat village. Colorful cultural presentation by various cultural troupes, march
past, band display, exhibition stalls marked the statehood day celebration.
At Lekang, the statehood day celebration began with a “Sanitation walk” organized
by the PHE and WS department. This was followed by unfurling of national tri-colour
by Lekang EAC HN Dubey in presence of large number of gathering including panchayat
leaders, Govt officials, students and general public.
Many speakers including panchayat leaders, teachers and students addressed the gathering
and highlighted the evolution of Arunachal Pradesh. A friendly volleyball match was
also organized between PRI members and Govt Staff members to mark the occasion.
At Khonsa, addressing a huge gathering on the occasion of 25th Statehood Day, Parliamentary
Secretary for DoTC and SWWCD, Yumsen Matey said that the state government under the
leadership of Chief Minister Nabum Tuki has embarked on a number of ambitious mega
projects. He urged upon the people to extend their fullest co-operation to the government
adding that without the active and willing participation of the people nothing can
be accomplished. While exhorting the youth to contribute their mite towards healthy
growth of the district, he also called upon the HoDs to work with missionary zeal
for the welfare of the people.
The Chief Minister’s Disability Pension Schemes were distributed to 3 blind beneficiaries
on the occasion. Prizes for essay competition on Total Sanitation Campaign held among
students were also given away. Dancers representing all the tribes of the state enthralled
the huge gathering with their sterling performances during the celebration.
Earlier in the day, a huge rally on TSC (Swachhata) was organized in Khonsa township
under the aegis of PHED. The day was also observed at Kanubari, Deomali, Longding
and other circle headquarters.
At Bordumsa, the Statehood day was celebrated with great pomp and show. While unfurling
the national tri-colour, ZPM SN Singpho appealed to the Govt. employees to discharge
their assigned duties with honesty and sincerity and also appealed to the youths
to fight against the drug abuse and alcoholism. He lauded the role of 8th Bihar Regiment
in promoting the relationship between Army and public and in maintaining law and
order in the sub-division.
Among others, Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba, Col. Kulbir Singh, Lt. Col P Subba, Company
Commander and other personnel of the 8th Bihar Regiment were present on the occasion.
At Tawang, the Statehood day celebration began with unfurling of national tri-colour
by DC incharge, Lobsang Phunchu, ADC at the General Parade Ground.
While highlighting the various achievements made by departments in the district,
Phunchu appealed to the people to preserve their own culture and heritage, flora
and fauna and livestock of the district. He appealed to the local people to maintain
good hospitality towards the tourists and emphasized on exploiting hydro power potential
to develop the district in particular and state as a whole.
On the occasion, the state award (Silver medal) was presented to Nawang Choeden,
District Hospital, TK Mandal Pharmacist, PHC Lhou and Tsaider, Deputy range Officer,
Lumla. Also award was given away to the winners of district level essay competition
organized by PHED department on the Swachhata Diwas.
Earlier, in the morning, Swachhta Rally from DC’s Office to General Parade ground
was organized in order to spread on the need of maintaining cleanliness.
At Pasighat, the national tri-colour was unfurled by the Deputy Commissioner Talem
Tapok at the general ground amidst mammoth gathering on the occasion of the Silver
Jubilee Statehood day celebration
Addressing the gathering, Tapok said Arunachal Pradesh has achieved remarkable development
after it attained the statehood. He called upon the people to make East Siang a model
district where peace and harmony would prevail, besides bringing development in leaps
Highlighting the achievements of various departments of the district, he said pace
of progress has been accelerated to new heights in the district.
Tapok handed over the awards and certificates to the achievers on the auspicious
The Statehood Day was also celebrated at Ruksin with a colourful programme.
At Yingkiong, Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang hoisted the national flag amidst a
mammoth gathering on the occasion.
In his speech Borang narrated the brief history, evolution and growth of Arunachal
Pradesh. On this occasion newly appointed HGBs of few villages were also announced
by the Deputy Commissioner.
Later, Borang inaugurated the exhibition stalls put by various departments. Folk
dance, traditional games and sports competitions were also organized to mark the
The Day was also celebrated in all sub-divisional and circle HQs of the district.
At Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley district, the national flag was unfurled by the
Head GB of Dambuk Maktel Pertin in presence of huge gathering.
Miss Christina Lego from Dambuk HS School who recently won laurel for the state in
national Science seminar and Mido Yirang from Secondary School Bizari who excelled
in state and national level sports events were felicitated by Adi Bane Kebang (ABK)
and Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) on the occasion.
At Koloriang, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk unfurled the national
flag on the occasion of Statehood Day celebration. He highlighted the achievements
of the departments and informed the public about the future planning of the Government.
The DC also presented commendation certificate of the State Government to Political
Assistant Nangram Kaha. Statehood day was also celebrated in various parts of the
A correspondent adds from Dirang: In the Statehood Day celebration held at Lopon
Stadium at Dirang, additional deputy commissioner H. Donyi unfurled the national
flag and took the rastriya salute from SSB contingent.
While greeting people on the auspicious occasion and on the eve of Lossar festival,
Donyi highlighted the all-round achievements of Dirang in various fronts. For administrative
convenience, he said that the circle had been upgraded to an ADC headquarter and
a new circle at Thembang had been bifurcated from Dirang circle. In other developments,
he highlighted establishments of Superintending Engineer (Electrical) circle, PWD
Divisional Office, a Tuberculosis Hospital at Dirang village, a Mushroom Development
Centre at Rama Camp, National Research Centre on Yak, Krishi Vigyan Kendriya, Kendriya
Vidhyalaya, a Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Salari, a Sharda Mission School
at Khasso, an Industrial Training Institute (ITI), and upgradation of Dirang Secondary
School to Higher Secondary School among others.
On the occasion, school children from various schools and ladies group from many
tribes presented colorful cultural items which were followed by the prize distribution
At Doimukh, a mass tree plantation was organized at the industry office and Police
station campus by Doimukh EAC Toko Babu to mark the Silver Jubilee of Arunachal
Pradesh statehood. All heads of departments, panchayat leaders, and general public,
Doimukh range forest officer Chukhu Taniya and other forest personnel took part in
the tree plantation programme. Altogether 150 saplings were provided by forest department
on the occasion.
At Tamil Nadu, Arunachalee students studying in various colleges of Tamil Nadu celebrated
the Statehood Day for the first time at Erikarai, Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The
celebration was organized by the Arunachal Students Union of Tamil Nadu (ASUT).
Arunachalee students from various institutes of Tamil Nadu took part in various programmes
including inter college volleyball tournament, songs ,quiz, dance, extempore speech
competitions which were organized to mark the statehood day celebration. The prizes
were also distributed by ASUT general secretary Bengia Ruju to the winners of various
The main motto of celebration of the statehood day was to unify the Arunachalee brothers
and sisters studying in Tamil Nadu.
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh called for
popularizing tea cultivation in the state.
Presiding over a meeting of tea growers at Raj Bhavan today which was also attended
by State Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and veterinary
Setong Sena, Parliamentary Secretary, Trade and Commerce Phoshum Khimhun, Parliamentary
Secretary, Environment and Forest, C.T. Mein, Trade and Commerce Commissioner M.
Pertin, Additional Principle Chief Conservator of Forest L K Pait and Secretary to
Governor Ankur Garg, Secretary Planning, the Governor emphasized on making Arunachal
Pradesh in the Tea Map of India.
He recommended that Arunachal Pradesh should be organic tea state; it may be small
but should be of high quality.
Illustrating the huge demand of organic tea in the international market, the Governor
said that the tea cultivation can generate job and large employment avenues. When
jobs are available our youth will not go the wrong way. He emphasized on the role
of Tea Board in ensuring for implementation of tea projects and insisted on regular
meetings of the tea growers along with nodal department and Tea Board officials.
Calling for Public Private Partnership and Cooperative modes in the tea cultivation,
the Governor said that success stories of any northeastern State must be replicated.
We must see that best practice is applied and projects must be result oriented.
The Governor recommended for constituting a committee to come up with a Tea Policy
for the State and master policy for next five years.
Taking part in the discussion, Sena gave a detail on micro plan which has been very
popular amongst the small tea growers of Changlang district. Mein, who himself a
tea growers highlighted the problems of the farmers.
Giving a detailed report on the action so far taken by the department of Trade and
Commerce, Director Tokong Pertin informed that it has established a Tea Board Camp
office at Itanagar, which was inaugurated on August 10, 2009. The department has
organized tours and training for small tea growers and also conducted awareness workshops
in collaboration with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and Kolkata.
A workshop cum demonstration programme on organic tea farming and handmade tea was
conducted involving a Canada based firm ‘Fertile Ground’ at Karsingsa on May 15,
2011. It has drafted a Tea Road Map of Arunachal Pradesh but due to fund paucity,
the document could not be sent to expert institutes for their comments and suggestions.
Pertin further informed that the department during the current financial year, a
new scheme called, ‘Sharing a Cup of Tea Mission’ is being implemented as a pilot
scheme in the form of providing scientifically raised tea sapling to small and marginal
tea farmers of Arunachal Pradesh.
Official from Tea Board, Assistant Director Tea Development, Tezpur, Ramen Lal Baishya
informed that Arunachal Pradesh has taken a lead over other non-traditional tea growing
State of NE region. At present there are 42 registered tea estate covering an area
of 6717.52 hectors with a planted area of 837.39 hectors. There are 7 estates factories
and 14 bought leaf tea factories. Baishya added that the concept of Self Help Group
needs to be popularized amongst the small growers for betterment of quality of green
leaf, streamlining the transportation of green leaf and other benefits of having
such organized groups.
Representing the Small Tea Growers of the State, All Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea
Growers Association President Tadak Gab highlighting the problems of the tea growers,
he said that as there is no tea policy in the state, it has adverse effect on the
Assistant Director Tea Development Nipur Barman from Dibruagarh AAPSTGA Vice President
Nabam Nikhia and General Secretary Sumpa Wangsa and Trade and Commerce Deputy Director
S. Modi were also present in the meeting.
AAPSU team visits DPM School for Hearing Impaired, urges Govt to solve water crisis
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) visited
Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing Impaired, Chimpu on the occasion of statehood
day. AAPSU team led by President Takam Tatung interacted with school officials and
distributed sweets to the students. AAPSU team also screened the movie “Mera Dharam
Meri Maa”, the first Hindi movie of Arunachal directed by late Dr Bhupen Hazarika
in the school. Large number of students, teachers and school officials enjoyed the
movie. School officials shared problems of the school including water crisis with
the visiting AAPSU team.
“We are getting water only through water tank vehicle which is not enough. Students
are facing many problems because of water crisis. This problem has been affecting
us for last many months,” told H K Sharma, Principal of the School. Further he added,
“We request government to provide us fund to set up bore-well so that water problem
ends. The school also do not have any vehicles and in case of emergency we have to
depend on hired vehicles.”
Meanwhile, Tatung has called on state government to take care of the needs of Donyi
Polo Mission School for Hearing Impaired. “This school is very special school where
special children are getting education. It is the lone school in Arunachal Pradesh
where hearing impaired children are being imparted education so that they can also
become part of mainstream society. We appeal state government to give special attention
to this school,” said Takam Tatung. He urged state government to immediately address
water crisis issue and also provide a vehicle for the benefit of children.
Mushroom, food & nutrition and medicinal plants training prog
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Future Generations Arunachal (FGA), Koyu Chapter organized a one-day
Training cum Demonstration on Mushroom, Food & Nutrition and on Medicinal Plants
at Koyu, East Siang district on February 18.
The training program was sponsored by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA),
Pasighat. Resource persons, Dr. P Raja, Asst. Professor (Plant pathology) from Collage
of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat and Y J Lego, PTO, ATMA, Farmers Training
Center, Pasighat gave practical training and demonstration on cultivation of Mushroom
and shared their knowledge about the benefits of mushroom cultivation. They also
shared knowledge on homemade energy drink using cereals powder like wheat, barley,
millet and maize.
The main objective of the training was to create awareness, motivate and involve
women groups and farmers in cultivation of mushroom and its benefits. Mushroom growing
is an occupation requiring perseverance, patience, intelligent observation and a
skill that can be developed only through practical demonstration knowledge and experience
shared by Nika Sonam, FGA volunteer with the participants during the course time.
Earlier, Takhe Meena and Punyo Rina, Supervisors, FGA highlighted about the training
program and importance of mushroom cultivation.
Later, the organizer distributed equipments and seeds to all the 28 trainees.
Know Your Legendary Artistes
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Tari Taipodia and Sida Banor are two of the most popular singers
of Arunachal who won hearts of many Arunachalees with their mesmerizing voice. Tari
Taipodia, also known as Duri, was born on 31st January 1948 at Yabi village under
then Siang Frontier Division, NEFA, now under Likabali circle. He did his initial
schooling from Laimakhuri in Assam, Govt. H.S. School Along and graduated from JNC
Pasighat in 1969. He served as junior teacher and retired in the year 2008.
His first song “DEDI NGO KOMJI NGO” in Galo was presented for first time in public
on 15th August, 1961 at Aalo Club. Then the department of Field Publicity recorded
his songs in 1963 and broadcasted in All India Radio, Guwahati. Later on his songs
were recorded at AIR Pasighat Station on 4th Jan 1967. In 1972, when NEFA became
union territory and acquired the name Arunachal he sang the song “ARUNACHAL NUNU
TAPARE” (Galo) which was highly appreciated by the people of Arunachal. For his commendable
services in this field of music, he was given Silver medal by BK Nehru, the then
Governor of Assam in 1972. Further he was awarded the state Award as one of the best
teachers of the state on 5th Sept’ 1996 at Itanagar.
Considering his immense contribution towards promotion of the tradition and culture
of Galo tribe, he was felicitated by Mopin Festival Committee, Naharlagun on 5th
He has written a book titled TANI- AGOM that contains folk tales of Galo and it was
released at Likabali in the year 2001.
Born in the year 1963 at Godak village under Raga circle of Lower Subansiri District,
Sida Banor did his schooling from government higher secondary school, Ziro. He started
singing with AIR Dibrugarh in the year 1977. In 1979, Sida attended Assamese Bohag
Bihu celebration at Jorhat and performed along side legendary singer late Dr. Bhupen
Hazarika. He has recorded more than 47 songs with AIR.
Arunachal win Tadar Eachu Memorial Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Arunachal Pradesh beat defending champion Manipur 3-2 in extra
time to lift the Tadar Eachu Memorial Football tournament at NERIST ground yesterday.
The match was taken to extra time after both the teams were locked 2-2 in regulation
time. Jummy Taba, captain of the Arunachal Pradesh team scored the match winner through
Earlier, the match started with aggressive note with both the teams creating many
scoring opportunities in the first half.
Arunachal team was leading the first half 2-1 with goals from Lishi Toni.
Commandant 10th ITBP Rajesh Kumar Tomar handed over the winner’s trophy and medals
to the players.
The Manipur team was given runners up trophies along with medals and certificates
to the players.
Witnessing the final match, Gumjum Haider, Secretary General, North East Students
Organisation while emphasizing the importance of student unions in North-East, said
that unlike students unions in other parts of the country student unions in the North-East
are not affiliated to any political party. Any grievance of the students should be
informed to the student bodies, he suggested.
Rajesh Tomar said about the importance of sportsmen spirit saying said that playing
is much more valuable than winning.
The final match was also enjoyed by office bearers from various students unions,
including All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe
Students Union, All Lower Subansiri Students Union
The student’s of Mizoram displayed their traditional Bamboo dance while a traditional
Arunachalee dance in beautiful traditional mesmerized the gathering, according to
Nerist Arunachal Pradesh Student’s Association release.
Tawang all set to celebrate Losar
TAWANG, Feb 21: Tawang is all set to celebrate Losar festival tomorrow which marks
the Monpa and Tibetan New Year of Water Dragon year 2139. The local people are busy
with cleaning, painting and decorating their houses and some are busy with last minute
shopping for various household items to be used during the celebration.
The Losar is considered to be the most significant festival of the Buddhist community
in Tawang. The festival marks the Monpa New Year and is celebrated with great splendor
and grandeur. The word Losar has been derived from two Tibetan words, ‘lo’ meaning
‘year’ and ‘sar’ meaning ‘new’. The festival is observed to ward off evil spirits
and welcome the arrival of the New Year filled with happiness and prosperity. Though
the New Year is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Tibetan lunar
calendar, the date varies each year.
The Monpa follow the lunisolar calendar, which means that the date is indicative
of the moon phase and the time of the solar year as well. Losar, the New Year is
celebrated on the first day of the first month of the calendar. The date usually
falls in the months of January, February or March according to the Gregorian calendar.
The date of this festival falls on 22 February in the year 2012. The festival is
celebrated from the first to the third of the first lunar month. Marked with immense
opulence and radiance, some people even continue with their celebrations for the
next ten to fifteen days as well.
The celebrations of the New Year begin on the 29th day of the twelfth month, that
is, the day before the New Year’s Eve. People get occupied with cleaning their homes
and painting them new. The houses are adorned with different decorations and offerings
are made known as ‘Lama Losar’. On the New Year’s Eve, a traditional noodle soup
is made called guthuk. It contains dumplings made from flour and water. The dumplings
are stuffed with each of nine different fortune symbols that determine the fortune
of the person in the next year.
On the New Year’s Day, people rise early and dress in their finest and new clothes.
They make offerings to the household shrine to pay homage to the God. This day is
restricted to the immediate family members only. On the second day, people move out
and visit friends and relatives. They exchange greetings and wish one another ‘tashi
delek’, which means ‘good luck’. In the evening, people lit torches and move around
in their homes warding off evil spirits from their abodes. The third day is marked
by visits to the monasteries, shrines and stupas. Clothes and food are donated to
the monks and nuns. Back home, different traditional foods are made to celebrate
the occasion. DIPRO
Week-long celebration of Ali Aye Ligang ends
RUKSIN, Feb 21: The celebration of Ali Aye Ligang by Mising communities of Arunachal
and Assam has come to end yesterday.
The week-long celebration of the festival at Oyan village, at 10 km east from here
was started on February 15 last.
On the festive occasion, thousands of Mising youths gathered at “Oiram Bori Memorial
Cultural Complex” with their traditional attires and paid homage to late Oiram Bori,
the pioneer of Mising art and culture.
“The Oiram Bori Trust Committee” had released a booklet containing biography of Oiram
Bori, who was popularly known as “Memebr Mijing”.
Bori had innumerable contributions for the uplift of Mising communities during NEFA
administration. Having an inherent quality in singing and dancing, he improved the
melodious Mising Oi Nitom. He also initiated to preserve the Mising cultures for
Born in 1877 at Peneng Oyan, near present Sille village in East Siang, he did his
primary education at Murkongselek (present Jonai in Assam) and later he took admission
in Middle English school at Sadiya.
Oiram Bori took active role in the development of then Abor Hill district during
NEFA rule. The NEFA government, following supervision of Oiram Bori prepared projects
for construction of motor-able road between Oyan and Pasighat.
During the quit India movement, Oiram Bori was appointed as a member of Area development
council in 1944, by the local authority. He made master plan for the entire Oyang
area by demarcation of boundaries of inter village to avoid future land dispute.
By formation of Murong Okum (community Hall), he insisted on the villagers to hold
development meeting. He breathed his last at Oyan, his native village in 1964.
Borang inaugurates primary school
PASIGHAT, Feb 21: The 39-Mebo MLA Ralom Borang visited Bogong Village and inaugurated
a newly constructed primary school building, upgrading from Education Grant Scheme
(EGS) to primary standard.
Addressing the gathering, Borang emphasized on quality education and urged the villagers
to donate more lands for future prospect/extension of school compound and also to
monitor the developmental activities for effective functioning of the school.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the villagers, Borang assured that all genuine
demands would be considered and further stated that classroom materials like blackboard,
text books, furniture etc would be provided by the DDSE soon.
He further informed that efforts are on for construction of road, bridges, village
electrification and proper drinking water facilities to every village.
Earlier, DC Talem Tapok, highlighted the importance of education and exhorted the
parents to educate their children.
He stressed on land registration to prevent land encroachment and assured to visit
the school in near future to look into the other infrastructural need of the school.
He urged the teachers and students to be sincere, dedicated and punctual.
He also urged the Gaon Burahs to be more reasonable, loyal and impartial while delivering
justice at village level.
Block President Todol Pertin appealed to the school management committee and the
teachers to provide quality education to the students by uplifting the standardization
of teachings for the bright future of the school children.
The said four-room school infrastructure was funded by SSA and constructed at a cost
of Rs 13 lacs.
DDSE cum District Project Officer Tani Talom and coordinator SSA Kalom Ering also
spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
‘Allegation aimed at misleading people’
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Reacting to All Tali Pipsorang Capital Dweller Welfare Association
(ATPCDWA)’s claim that two persons were sustained grievous injury when a group of
miscreants allegedly attacked them on February 18 morning at Nirjuli near NERIST
complex, All Singhi Welfare Association (ASWA) today termed it as baseless allegation
to mislead the public.
ASWA claimed that the said persons were illegally occupying the private agriculture
land located upper side of Nirjuli by destroying cultivated bamboos, orchards and
other medicinal plants which it said was under the possession of the land owner since
It said the matter was reported to the authority along with FIR at Nirjuli police
station but no action was taken by the law enforcing agency, ASWA claimed.
It claimed that the incident occurred when a group of people believed to be encroacher
attacked the family members of the land owner with lethal weapons when they were
returning from the said agriculture field. However, the persons were injured when
they retaliated in self defense.
Meanwhile, Tara-Ku Welfare Society (TKWS) condemned the attack and demanded for immediate
arrest of the culprits. It said despite an FIR was lodged with police against the
culprits no arrest has been made so far, the society lamented.
Assam Rifles contributes medical equipments
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: 19 Assam Rifles contributed medical equipments under its military
Civic Action programme to the Primary Health Centre, Lazu today.
The medical equipments were handed over by Colonel Prashant Kumar, Commandant 19
Assam Rifles to Michi Tanyang Lazi, officer-in-charge the Primary Health Centre at
an impressive function.
While handing over the medical equipments Colonel Prashant Kumar expressed the commitment
of Assam Rifles for the welfare of the people of Tirap district. The health staff
of Raja Health Centre and GB of village Lazu attended the function.
Meanwhile, the doctors of Primary Health Centre hoped that the equipments will improve
the standard of medical treatment being given to the villagers of Lazu circle. The
villagers also expressed their gratitude to Assam Rifles and urged the Commandant
to continue such assistance in near future.
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh has conveyed
his warm greetings and wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the festive
occasion of Losar.
In his festival message, the Governor has expressed his hope that Losar which heralds
the beginning of Monpa New Year usher-in peace and prosperity for all.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki also greeted the people on occasion of Losar, the New Year
festival of the Monpas of West Kameng and Tawang districts.
“Tashi Delek,” he said in a message today and expressed hope that the teachings of
Lord Buddha and the Dalai Lama of compassion and love for all would prevail upon
the people through this festival for eternity.
The Chief Minister, who had been to Bodh Gaya to attend the Kalchakra recently, asserted
that the world without compassion, serenity and love would be impossible to live
in, therefore celebrating Losar every year, he felt, would remind the people of the
human values preached by Buddhism and make the world worth living. “We are celebrating
Festival of Arunachal. Yesterday was Mahashivratri, one of the most important festivals
of the Hindus, and tomorrow our Monpa brethrens would celebrate Losar. This amplifies
the cultural and religious unity of our state. I wish all on these auspicious occasions.
Let peace prevail through our festivals!” he added.
Meanwhile, Tourism and RWD Minister Pema Khandu also conveyed his greetings on occasion
of the New Year of the Monpas.
“I sincerely pray that this 2139 Water Dragon year would be a prosperous and peaceful
one for not only the Monpas but every religion and community of the state as well
as the world,” he said in his message to the people.
House gutted in lightning
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: One dwelling house was burnt to ashes when a lightning struck it
at Ralling village under Mebo sub-divison in East Siang district on Saturday night.
The house owner Atom Yommin sustained severe injuries with fracture bone. He was
now undergoing treatment at District Hospital.
The valuable house-hold items including local ornaments and cash amount of Rs 56,000
were gutted in fire. When contacted additional deputy commissioner Mebo confirmed
the incident while adding that damage assessment report will be soon submitted to
higher authority. Meanwhile All Mebo Circle Students Union today urged the government
to provide immediate relief to the victim family.
Swachchata Rally organized to mark the Silver jubilee celebration of statehood
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Papum Pare District Water and Sanitation Committee (DWSC) and PHE
& WS Division jointly organized ‘Swachchata Rally’ at Doimukh, Balijan, Kimin, Tarasso,
Banderdewa-Karsingsa, Sagalee, Mengio, Leporiang and Toru administrative circles
to commemorate the 25th statehood day celebration on February 20. Large number of
people including government staff, school children and teachers, PR members took
part in the rally shouting the slogans ‘Clean Arunachal Healthy Arunachal’, ‘Open
Defecation-Shame! Shame!’ etc. to drive home the point that the society as a whole
needs to do away with open defecation in order to eradicate all sorts of diseases
emanating from such ill practices and that everybody should construct and use sanitary
Society extends helping hand to needy persons
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Orphan Trust Society awarded cash and certificate to three
local Thela Pullers, namely Takio Dai, Tari Dai and Gyalo Gumsar of Upper Subansiri
to encourage the indigenous people in such profession. The award were given by
MLA Tapen Siga in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Upper Subansiri on the occasion
of Statehood Day yesterday.
Orphan Trust Society appealed to all sections of the people of Arunachal Pradesh
to encourage professions like Thel Puller, Rickshaw pulling etc. It also appealed
to the authority to select such hard labourers for PMEGP scheme and other deserving
ITBP conducted free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The 31st Bn Indo Tibetan Border Police conducted free medical camp
under its civic action programme at Borum village in Papumpare district on Saturday.
More than hundred of people of the village were benefitted by the free check up,
consultation and eye vision test during the health camp. Inspector General and DIG
medical Dr. A.K Singh and Mahesh Kalawat attended the function.
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: In its representation to Health and Family Welfare Minister, All
Arunachal Pradesh Multipurpose Workers’ Association (AAPMWA) today demanded for the
regularization of 356 multipurpose workers working under national vector borne disease
control programme. It said that earlier the association submitted a representation
to the department on October last on its demand. Further it also urged the health
department to release seven months salary of multipurpose worker saying the workers
have been working without salary since June 2011.
Fire accident averted
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: A major fire accident was averted before the arrival of Union Defense
Minister A.K Anthony at Raj Bhawan helipad ground when Indo-Tibetan Border Police
personnel doused the forest fire broke out near helipad ground here on Monday. The
fire broke out from near by bamboo groove approximately 400 meters away downward
was believed to be set by nearby dwellers. This was informed by ITBP commandant
(staff) in a release here this evening. However no human casualty and property was
lost in the accident, release added.
Arrest culprits or faces agitation
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Reiterating its earlier demands, All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport
Employees Welfare Association (AAPSTEWA) demanded for the earliest arrest of the
culprits responsible for setting fire three APST buses on 4th February. It also demanded
the authority for exemplary punishment against arsonists. Further association sought
immediate relief fund to replace charred buses and demanded the government to provide
security for the safety of employees and government properties.
It said the proposed agitation was suspended after assurance from the Chief Minister
for strong action against law defaulters. Setting deadline till 25th February next,
AAPSTEWA cautioned the authority that failing to fulfill their demands would compel
them to launch rigorous agitation by calling 36 hours Chakka bandh and tool down
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Eyebee Village Welfare Committee under Kimin circle of Papum Pare
district celebrated pre-Nyokum cum village foundation day with a colourful manner
on Friday last. Attending the function Tai Tayu former Anchal Samity Member suggested
the villagers to devote themselves in sustainable agriculture. APO District Rural
Development Agency Kipa Gangung called upon panchayat leaders and villagers to
cooperate developmental activities.
Coaching for clerical jobs
PASIGHAT, Feb 21: A twenty days long training program for clerical jobs was inaugurated
by ADC SC Debnath at JN College here today.
The Principal in-charge Dr. T Taloh who is also Coordinator of CES (Coaching for
Entry in Services) informed that altogether ten faculties of JNC are attending the
programme as resource persons. DIPRO
DA appeals traders to withdraw proposed dharna
SEPPA, Feb 21: East Kameng district administration has requested the EKCCI president
to drop the proposed dharna on February 22 since the administration is making all
sincere efforts to apprehend the culprits involved in recent destruction activities
DC Tope Bam also appealed to the traders and public to provide the required clues
which can enable the arrest of miscreants. However, he said efforts are on to nab
the culprits at the earliest.
The DC further said that he came to know about the incident on Feb 10 and immediately
directed the district Police authority to speed up the investigation process and
apprehend the culprits.
EKCCI president was intimated in writing on February 19 regarding sincere efforts
of the district administration to get the investigation completed immediately and
also requested to co-operate in providing the required clues to the investigating
agency, the administration said. DIPRO
Lowang on whirlwind tour to his constituency
KHONSA, Feb 21: MLA Kamthok Lowang accompanied by HoDs began his whirlwind tour to
While addressing the villagers Upper Kolam and Tutnu villages, he advised them to
co-operate with the executing agencies of various developmental projects in the area
and also urged upon the local contractors not to compromise with the quality of work
and complete the work on time.
The MLA further advised the parents to take proper care of their children’s education
and appealed to the youth to shun opium addiction as it only brings doom and destruction.
He further asked the villagers to take up agriculture and horticulture activities
in large scale to augment their economic income.
The villagers of Thungjang and Nogna also attended the meeting. During his extensive
tour the MLA will monitor various government schemes and also assess the development
in the villages. DIPRO
Capacity building training prog on adventure sports
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: A month long capacity building training on adventure sports on
the theme, “White Water River rafting and guide training” will begin at Seppa from
March 7. The experts in white water river rafting from Sikkim has been roped in to
impart the training to the youths of East Kameng district.
APCTA general conference held
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association (APCTA) organized
its 5th General Conference at Dera Natung Govt. College, here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher & Technical Education
shared his nostalgic reminiscences of his long association and attachment with APCTA.
He highlighted the facilities given to the college teachers’ by the Government especially
about the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission. At the same time he called upon
the college teachers to imbibe better work culture and to live up to the expectations
of the society while discharging their duties and responsibilities.
DNGC Principal Tomar Ete opined that there should be a threadbare discussion both
in the general conference of APCTA and also in the ensuing two-day conference of
Higher and Technical Education on the University’s proposal of introducing semester
system in the degree colleges of Arunachal Pradesh.
Earlier, APCTA general secretary Joram Muthu highlighted the activities and achievements
of APCTA and submitted a memorandum demanding implementation of 5 days’ work- provision
in accordance with UGC-guidelines.
Joint Secretary, DNGC-unit Eli Doye, and Assistant Professor of History at DNGC Dr.
Jommi Loyi also spoke on the occasion.
Apart from these, the house discussed on various issues concerning to college-teachers
of the state and unanimously resolved to pursue the government for implementing the
5 days’ week in tune of the UGC-guidelines as RGU, NERIST, NIT and all the Government
offices have 5 working days in a week.
Pulse Polio immunization camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 21: 138 Battalion, Central Reserve Police Force organized Pulse Polio
immunization camp at its Sinkiview camp on February 19.
The camp was inaugurated by Second-in-Command 138 Bn, CRPF Rajmukut Kerketta and
attended by Dr. CM Ngullie, CMO, senior officers of the Battalion and medical officer
Dr. Opok Pertin of Itafort dispensary.
Altogether 116 children of the area were immunized during the camp.
The United Nations plans to help farmers from the emerging economies, which almost
account for 80 per cent of the farmers worldwide, to expand their international market
for organic products, by providing them with practical means to overcome technical
barriers in marketing their produce.
In 2002, a partnership between the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),
the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Federation of
Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) first established a joint effort to promote
access to the global organic market.
According to UNCTAD, there are currently an estimated two million certified organic
farmers worldwide, 80 per cent of which are in developing countries. In addition,
developing countries account for 73 per cent of land certified for organic beekeeping
and the collection of plant products grown in the wild.
According to a study report of the Food and Agriculture Organization, India had
1,426 certified organic farms producing approximately 14,000 tons of organic food
/ produce annually in 2003. In 2005, as per Govt. of India figures, approximately
190,000 acres (77,000 hectares) were under organic cultivation.
In a nod to sustainable agriculture, organic farming relies on healthy soils and
active agro-ecological management rather than the use of artificial pesticides and
fertilizers, which can often have adverse effects on the environment, agricultural
workers, and consumers.
The news item" Student bring laurel to school" is encouraging and I wish Christina,
the principal, teachers and her parents for their selfless and untiring efforts to
bring back the age-old and golden glory of Dambuk higher secondary school, the producer
of first IAS, MBBS and engineer of the entire state. The education department should
take extra care and nourish each and every rare talented child like Christina to
boost future human resource development.
A handful cannot decide the future of the foothill areas
This is an attempt to let the District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) to lead
the movement for creation of Lower Siang district in a right direction. There was
a public Hearing on 16th February , 2012 at Likabali by the High Power Committee(HPC)
led by its chairman Hari Krishna Paliwal, Principal Secretary (Power & Coordination).
In my view the Public Hearing by HPC was mainly to gather the ground facts for the
preparation of the feasibility report keeping the grievances of the foothill area
in priority. But to our dismay the general public was led to darkness by the DDJAC
chairman and its members. The youths misguided by the leaders threatened to throw
stones at the general public whoever attends the Public Hearing. So the boycott of
the Public Hearing was not by will of the mass but by the threatening and misguidance
of the DDJAC members.
We know that it is a genuine effort and long pending demand of the foothill areas
for the creation of the Lower Siang district with its headquarter at the foothill
area. The movement was mainly started years back by the people of 28th Likabali constituency
and 36th Nari-Koyu. Many leaders and bureaucrats have come and gone but the long
pending demand has not yet been fulfilled and the deprived foothill areas are yet
to be given justice.
The inclusion of the 29th Basar constituency is a new approach and its demand for
the district head quarter at Basar is a selfish and baseless demand. Even the people
of Basar constituency know that the demand of the foothill areas is genuine. They
understand that the fellow brethrens have grievances like the boundary dispute, lack
of infrastructures and socio-economic backwardness and so on in the foothills. Whoever
dips into this movement will see and say that the demand of the foothill areas is
the most prior and genuine demand.
Then why can’t we convince the Government in a more positive approach by leading
the mass in a right direction.
Every public of the foothill area remembers that Chief Minister in his median visit
toLikabali told outcome will depend on the report of the HPC for the creation of
the new district. Then why didn’t the DDJAC members let the HPC members hear the
grievances of the mass of the foothill area. The movement won’t come out successful
by doubting the dignity of the IAS officers of our government.
In fact half of our government representatives were in our locality to address our
grievances and facts. But the misguidance and misconception of the DDJAC chairman
and its members have led to loss of opportunity.
Instead of threatening and misguiding the mass they could have encouraged the general
public to give a warm welcome to the HPC and place the foothill public’s demand before
them. If the HPC do not understand the genuine demand of the foothills and does not
prepare a genuine report then thereafter only we can go for ‘do or die’. The general
public could have been brought to light by the Public Hearing and the protest with
its demand could have been more intensified by the involvement of the mass. A section
of the mass cannot decide the future of the foothill areas. Let there be mass involvement
with a full general awareness of the present movement. The strikes or bandh calls
should be decided after the involvement of the mass only. The leaders of DDJAC or
a section of the people from Likabali should not decide when to strike rather all
the intellectuals, GBs, PRI members, youths and villagers of the foothills must be
involved in the movement. Adding some ground facts I would like to tell the DDJAC
that they only cannot decide and fix where the headquarter of the new district should
be located at the foothills. The demand of the DDJAC with its headquarter at Siki
Rima may not be genuine in general perspective of the public of Likabali constituency.
The no man’s land at Siki Rima may not be accepted by people of Kangku , Sibe, Gensi
and Likabali. There are two options for the district headquarter at the foothills
namely the Siki Rima and Jaji Rijo at Siji. The Siji proposal is not supported by
the DDJAC but the land owners have donated 400 hectres of land at Jaji Rijo which
is just around 3km away from the Likabali-Aalo BRTF road. The accessibility and the
midpoint of the 28th Likabali constituency is the Jaji Rijo at Siji village jurisdiction
and hence it seems to be the most feasible location for the development of district
head quarter. The deprived people of Kangku, Sibe, Gensi and Likabali can have all
the facilities in just few minutes or hours of ride or drive if Siji is made the
headquarter. But in case of Siki Rima people of 28th Likabali will have to face lots
of hurdles after a long drive through NH 52 Assam. Even in technical point of view
Siji will be much lower in terms of investment for the development of infrastructures
in a new district. There are many more advantages for the people of Likabali constituency
if Siji comes out to be the new district head quarter. The DDJAC comprising a group
of 15-20 people cannot decide our district head quarters at Siki Rima on behalf of
Dipa, Seren and Nari-Koyu. They should keep in mind that majority has not given any
consent at Siki Rima.
DDJAC is misleading and have kept the general public of Likabali constituency in
darkness by boycotting the Public Hearing. I would like to pray the HPC members to
treat their act as childish one as they are not the general voice of the foothill
areas nor they have consulted the general public and the intellectuals for their
activities. The HPC members are highly requested to consider our demand keeping in
view mainly the lack of socio-economic development and boundary problems. I appeal
all the public especially the youths to refrain from strikes or bandh calls till
the results of reports by the HPC members. Instead we should highlight our grievances
and priority of demand through Medias and gain the sympathy of the HPC members. Let
us hope that HPC will present wisely a genuine report and cite the most feasible
and viable place in our foothills for the Lower Siang District Head Quarter.
A concerned citizen,
We at HAMARE, Hayang Memorial Agro Industrial and Education Trust express our gratitude
at felicitation of state artistes, so far lost in the obscurity of time and space,
by Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration in the Legendary Artistes Felicitation
in collaboration with Department of Art & Culture on Feb 29 at IG Park Itanagar.
The programme would serve as a path breaker for the emerging artistes of our state.
Hence, HAMARE encourage and inspires the spirited participation of our artistes and
people of our society in this grand programme.
Secretary cum MD
Make it easier for us
This is a letter referring to the number of documents required for the job advertisements
that came out at Rajiv Gandhi University.
If I am not wrong the number of document required for a certain post is four copy
each of the document that we can possibly have ranging from the class 10th mark sheet
along with their pass certificate to the masters mark sheet and pass certificates.
Then we have the unemployment certificates and S.T not to forget the extra technical
qualifications they are asking.
To add to all the woes of the applicant, the number of application forms required
for a single post is four and each form is only three pages. After an unbiased calculation,
the expenditure for each post results around Rs .500. I am quite optimistic that
all the aspirant candidates are applying for 3 or 4 posts possible and the expenditure
sums up to around a grueling 1500 or 2000 rupees. The question here is, isn’t the
price for applying for the job sounds too much? Well, it certainly is for me and
lots of my middle class pals! Why is the university seeking such ridiculous number
of documents and forms? I didn’t get a Ph.D or a computer certificate and that actually
helps me in a sense otherwise I had to pay some more for the documents.
Hope the university does not torment applicants in the near future with such irrational
seeking and rather try to make it easier.
The water and the bad drainage
Through this letter I want to draw the needed attention of the concerned authorities
about the overflowing water due to bad drainage near the R.K. Mission Hospital gate.
Since many days there has been a rustic overflow of water out of an incomplete drain
near the gate which is making the place all sludgy and dirty. Moreover the water
flows to the nearby road and is making it uneasy for the pedestrians as well as
the vehicles. To add to the annoyance the water tarnished dustbin near the gate emits
an unbearable smell.
Hope the authorities will look into the matter soon, so that the entrance of a hospital
appears hygienic at the first place and the passerby finds a good path to walk at
the very least.
R K Mission
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