ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
has conveyed festival greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion
of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi. He wished that the festival of the Singpho brethren
further strengthens the cultural heritage and traditions of the state.
In his message the Governor said that with its ritualistic ceremony and dances, Shapawng
Yawng Manau Poi reflects the treasured cultural assets of the state. It offers a
window to the ancient Singpho folk culture. The rituals during the celebration have
always helped in building warm social relations, which lead to unity in the community.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has extended warm greetings on the occasion of Shapawng
Yawng Manau Poi festival of Singphos.
“Festivals indeed strengthen the emotional integration and foster the feelings of
brotherhood and mutual understanding amongst citizens” CM said. He prayed almighty
God to bless all for peace, prosperity and happiness in the society.
Poppy plantations destroyed
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A joint operation of IRN, CRPF along with district administration
and officials from Narcotics Control Bureau and Customs of Guwahati against opium
cultivation was held at Khonsa on 10th and 11th February last. The destruction of
poppy was carried out in the villages such as Lazu, Noglo, Sinu, Raho, Pongkong and
Sanliam, said SP Khonsa in a release.
Lightening kills one at Changlang
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: In an unfortunate incident, this early morning around 2 AM lightening
strike killed one Themcha Kanglom of Jongphohate Village under Yatdam Circle of Changlang
district. The husband of deceased, named Lomrap Kanglom also received severe injury.
The incident took place while the duo was in deep sleep in their dwelling house.
Lomrap who was immediately rushed to the district medical Changlang was referred
to AMC, Dibrugarh after a brief treatment. The villagers on noticing the house under
fire immediately rushed to douse the fire where they found Lomrap in unconscious
state and managed to pull him out. (DIPRO)
CYO urges CS to evict unauthorized structures
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) in its representation to the
chief secretary urged the government to evict unauthorised structures from the government
quarters at Capital Complex. Seeking eviction of structures including extension room
and kitchen, CYO expressed concern over the diminishing government quarters. It also
stated that government official may face critical situation in seeking accommodation.
Three arrested for attempt to loot bank
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: In an abortive bid to loot the State Bank of India at New Market,
Aalo miscreants broke into the office from the ventilator on the night of 11th February
last. Finding no cash in the bank, the criminals took away few computer accessories.
After receiving information from Bank Manager following morning around 9.30 am, the
police team headed by officer in charge Olik Tamut swung into the action.
Police arrested Lijum Bagra, Prem Lama and Veer Singh who were allegedly involved
in the burglary incident within three hours with the help of CCTV footage installed
in the bank. The culprits have been sent to judicial custody and a case has been
registered under appropriate section of law. (DIPRO)
Building materials seized, labourers arrested
ZIRO, Feb 13: In its efforts to stop illegal construction along the ROW of TAH and
double lanning of highway roads within Lower Subansiri, the district administration
carried out a two-days operation against the illegal construction at 34.5 KM to 45
KM- Potin road on February 11 and 12.
During the operation, the Yazali CO Likha Radh along with police personnel arrested
more than 15 labourers and seized building materials like cement, spade and wooden
At 20 KM to 40 KM Joram-Koloriang road Yachuli ADC AC Baruah arrested four labourers
and handed them over to Ziro Police station. It is reported that most of the illegal
construction along the ROW of highways for getting compensation are mostly of govt.
servants and contractors.
Earlier a notice was severed to the public that no claims for compensation will
be entertained for any new constructions/structures along the mentioned stretch.
The Deputy Commissioner has also appealed to all the denizens of the district to
facilitate the government in early completion of the TAH as better road connectivity
would improve the economic conditions of the area. DIPRO
Polling ends peacefully at Liromoba
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The by-election to Liromoba assembly constituency ended peacefully
this evening. According to the election commission official, 72 % polling was recorded
till 3 PM. However the final poll percentage will become clear tomorrow only after
all the EVMs are assembled together. 54 polling stations were set up for an estimated
11,640 voters, including 6020 women.
Five candidates namely Bai Gadi (BJP), Nyamar Karbak (Congress), Lijum Ronya, Raksap
Yomcha and Jhony Tali (All independent) are in the fray. The by-election was necessitated
following the death of former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin on November 30 last year.
Counting of votes would be held on February 16 next.
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
is organizing a marathon race for both men and women with the theme “Run for Mission
2030 together we will do it” on February 21 as part of the 29th Statehood Day celebration.
The race will start at 6.15 am at IG Park Gate No. 1 here and proceed to Papu Nalah
and return via Papu Nalah - Jully road-Ganga and culminate at IG Park gate no.2,
informed the department.
Medical check up of participants will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun,
on February 20 at 4.30 pm.
The first, second and third position holders will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 25,000,
15,000, Rs. 10,000 each
Consolation prizes of 3000 each will be given to 4th to 10th position holders.
Interested athletes may contact Papum Pare District Sports Officer at his office
at RG Stadium Naharlagun.
There will also be demonstration of indigenous games like, Bamboo Skills exercise,
Wrist Gripping Competition, Stick Wrestling/stick race held in the afternoon at 3.30
Rubber Board of India to help boost rubber cultivation in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Rubber Board of India is committed to taking steps to boost
rubber cultivation in the state.
This was stated by the Board's North Eastern Zonal Additional Production Commissioner
Anil Kumar, who along with Deputy Production Commissioner K A Grijamoni, arrived
on a two-day visit to the state yesterday.
Kumar told PTI today that he had a threadbare discussion with state Trade and Commerce
Director Tokong Pertin for promotion of rubber cultivation in the state.
"I took stock of the present status of rubber cultivation and the steps taken by
the state government for encouraging rubber growers from Pertin, the nodal officer
from the state government," Kumar said.
"As promised by our commissioner during her visit to the state in March 2013, the
opening of RBI regional office here and posting of development officer besides a
field officer at Namsai office reflected the Board's commitment to help grow rubber
production in the state, Kumar said.
Posting of field officers to potential rubber growing areas of the state was in the
offing, he said. PTI
DLMC meeting held at Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The 10th district level monitoring committee meeting of Tirap district
was held today at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall, in which the HoDs and representatives
from line departments and PRI leaders attended.
In his keynote address, Tirap DC Kamlesh Kumar Joshi told the executing agencies
to ensure that projects be completed within the time-frame and should be formally
handed over to the user agencies after completion. The DC urged HoDs to physically
visit the work site to have first-hand information about the progress of the various
schemes. He categorically said that the work departments should mandatorily submit
the progress reports of the scheme to the Sub-Divisional/ Circle level administrative
officers. Apart from helping in effective monitoring, the officers themselves will
get firsthand knowledge by doing so, the DC noted. Further it would help the administrative
officers in presenting the correct picture or status of the on-going schemes of their
jurisdictions during DLMC meeting. The HoDs explained the progress of work under
their respective departments through power point presentation. (DIPRO)
Org draws PCCF attention
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The All Nyishi Unemployed Youth Organization has drawn the attention
of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) over illegal encroachment of forest
land at district forest office and range office premise at Banderdewa. In a letter
addressed to the PCCF, it claimed that rampant encroachment is allegedly going on
in the said areas reducing the government lands. The organization sought the PCCF
intervention to check the menace.
Fare reduction demanded
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Arunachal Students Federation (ASF) today demanded reduction
of fares by public transport operators operating Tracker, Tempo, Night Service Bus
and Sumo etc. In its representation to the DC Capital Complex, ASF stated that petrol
and diesel prices have decreased from 72 to 57 and 55 to 45 per liter respectively
and fare should also be minimized. Further ASF demanded removal of boards and hoarding
written in Assamese script from the Naharlagun Railways Station and instead use local
dialect to promote the indigenous language.
School building gutted down
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A MIBT school building of government Residential School Totpu under
Sagalee Sub-Division was reportedly gutted down on 7th February recently, as informed
by ASM Techi Tagum in a release here today. ASM sought fund from the government to
reconstruct the school building.
Violation of DPR alleged
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The All Pipu Gyawepurang Youth Welfare Association today alleged
that there is a gross violation of detail project report (DPR) at C/O Pachi to Rigam
road via Fachang, Tabri, Lochung and Bokar. In a complaint letter submitted with
the executive engineer PWD Chayang Tajo Division, the association claimed that formation
cutting of the said road is not feasible for the vehicles. The road near Pakusu
stream is too steep that vehicles won’t be able to carry load, the association claimed.
It urged the executing department to strictly maintain the guidelines and detail
project report to ensure quality work in the ongoing project.
Preparation afoot for statehood day celebration
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 13: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and IPR
secretary Dani Salu who is also Chairman of the Celebration Organizing Committee
of the Arunachal Festival 2015 along with a high-level team of bureaucrats and technocrats
inspected the on-going preparation for statehood day celebration and mega Arunachal
festival at I G Park here today. Dani Salu highlighted in details to CM regarding
arrangement being made to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who would be the
Chief Guest during the statehood day celebration on 20the February and other preparation
to conduct the mega festival of Arunachal.
The team of high-level officers who accompanied CM during the inspection include
Commissioners, Secretaries, S. Nithianandam, DGP, Mige Kamki, Deputy Commissioner
Capital Complex, Chief Engineers, engineers from Railway. DIPR
State not submitting UC on time: Central Minister
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A union minister has accused the state government of not submitting
Utilization Certificates on time.
According to a press statement from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Minister of
State for Panchayati Raj Nihal Chand Meghwal told a party meeting here yesterday
that “the central Govt. provides fund directly to the state but the problem with
the State Govt. is that the Utilization Certificates of the fund has not been submitted
timely.” No UCs have been submitted for many projects yet, Minister said adding
submission of UC is needed for release of further fund installment for the project
which have already been sanctioned.
The minister also assured to sanction fund for training programme of panchayat functionaries
and implementation of projects at district and block levels.
During the party meeting and interaction session, the state BJP leaders appealed
to the Union Minister for enhancement of central fund to the local self-government
under various centrally sponsored schemes and welfare programmes in the state.
The BJP leaders, highlighting the sorry state of affairs of the Panchayat leaders,
also sought intervention of the Union ministry to bail out the PRIs from the present
condition. They further called upon the minister to ensure proper and realistic devolution
of function, functionaries and fund (3Fs) and power to panchayat bodies. The party
urged the Union Ministry to bring more districts under Backward Region Grants Fund
(BRGF) which is only implemented in Upper Subansiri district. While responding to
the demand, the Minister informed that his ministry is covering three more districts
-- Anjaw, Kurung Kumey and East Kameng under the BRGF.
“There is an urgent need of proper monitoring of Indira Awaz Yojana (IAY), which
have been continuously misused by the party in power for their vote bank politics”
the party said while alleging discrimination in selection of beneficiaries for the
Large number of BJP leaders including Party president Tai Tagak and the Leader of
the Opposition Tamiyo Taga, party MLAs, heads of frontal wings, Panchayat leaders,
Municipality Councilors and senior leaders were present during the interaction meeting.
Political will & commitment needed to ensure heritage tag for Ziro valley
ZIRO, Feb 13: “A strong political will and commitment from all the stakeholders would
be the primary requirement for winning the world heritage site tag for Ziro valley,”
said Conservation Architect Ratish Nanda from Agha Khan Foundation, New Delhi during
a meeting with the local consultative committee for world heritage site and the PRI
members of the Ziro plateau at Hapoli circuit house today. The meeting was held
particularly to educate all the stakeholders about the World Heritage Recognition
from UNESCO and the road map to achieve the award.
This rare tag would be a tribute to the vision and the intelligence of the ancestors
of the plateau, he said and suggested creation of environment and eco-friendly infrastructures
and preparation of a map of the entire proposed site.
In his address, Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang also felt the need of mass awareness
on WHS campaign.
The people of the plateau has to continue living in harmony with the nature and stop
felling trees around as the rain fed plateau depends upon its scared grooves and
trees for water retention which feeds the natural springs, said AYA president Taku
In the interaction session the PRI members cleared their doubts regarding WHS and
extended their cooperation to the consultative committee. The Consultative Committee
constituted by the District Administration in its efforts to win this award would
spearhead the movement to protect and preserve the Apatani Cultural landscape and
to give overall direction to the movement.
The District Magistrate has also issued a prohibitory order under section 133 Cr
P C banning all construction activities including construction of houses, buildings
and towers and filling up soil in the paddy fields(WRC) within the Apatani Valley
in rural areas. As the paddy fields have been recognized as the core value of the
Apatani Cultural Landscape and such activities would affect the chance of getting
WHS and also threatens the fabrics of cultures of Apatani Community.
Among others, B. Pertin, Deputy Director of Research, and members from several NGOs
including Future generations took part. DIPRO
Re-arrest driver involved in fatal road accident: 0rg
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: All Sagalee Youth Federation (ASYF) has demanded immediate re-arrest
of the driver of the Tata Sumo which met with an accident at Toru nallah under Toru
circle of Sagalee sub-division killing two persons on February 6.
In its complaint letter to Papum Pare Superintendent of Police, ASYF alleged negligence
in duty by Sagalee police as the driver ran away from the hands of the police team
while he was being brought from Toru to Sagalee. Alleging that the team of police
let the culprit without handcuff run away from the vehicle, ASYF demanded the Papum
Pare SP to instruct Sagalee OC to re-arrest the driver within five days. It also
demanded an inquiry into the case by the SP as to how the driver could manage to
escape and also to take necessary action against the erring police personnel.
Gibbons battle to survive following human onslaught
[ Amar Sangno ]
The Biological Park Itanagar is woken up every morning not by the roosters or tiger’s
roar, but by the high decibel Hoolock Gibbon howl that blares out from the six enclosures.
The lesser-ape species landed up at Biological Park cum Hoolock Gibbon Conservation
Breeding Center funded by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) Government of India after
then Veterinary officer Dr. Jikom Panor spotted stranded Gibbon families in the jungle
of the Dello village under Lower Dibang Valley district in 2006.
Sensing the vulnerability of Gibbon in already fragmented habitation, Dr Panor sent
an SOS to then Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) for relocation and conservation.
Subsequently, five pairs of Hoolocks were rescued from Dello and brought here after
obtaining clearance from the PCCF (Wildlife), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Biological Park shot to fame, especially after a baby Gibbon named Anga was born
in captivity to father Lagder and mother Rukmini on 5th August 2008. It is said that
this is only the conservation center in the World, where Gibbons are being bred successfully.
However, not much information is available on Hoolock Gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys
) a Hylobatidae family other than the fact that endangered species has nudged aside
Mithun as the state animal. There is also an ongoing inconclusive debate over its
identification, as some term it as Western Hoolock Gibbon while some calls it Eastern.
Hoolock Gibbon is often found in mountainous region in Assam and Arunachal. The Eastern
Hoolock Gibbon is confined to Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit and Changlang in the eastern
The nature seems little bit unkind to this endangered species as their high pitch
howling for territorial defense some time makes them more exposed to poachers and
wild beasts. This species is facing existential threat by losing habitat fast in
form of human encroachment (cultivation and tea plantation) and forest degradation.
In its endeavor to con-
serve the endangered species from being extinct, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA)
government of India came up with a five year plan and funded the Hoolock Gibbon Conservation
Breeding Center at Biological Park Itanagar in 2007. So far 13 babies have been
successfully bred including an unnamed baby which was born on 13th November 2014,
taking the total population of Gibbon to18 at Biological Park.
However, inadequate space (enclosures) and increasing population of the families
as they live together in monogamous pairs is not making it any easier for the department
of forest and wild life. The department is mulling relocation of these animals
but as per the conservation rules; the Gibbons are to be sent back to their original
place after breeding. But this is not possible with Dello as its habitation was
totally damaged due to tea plantation and forest clearance.
Sources informed that the Namdhpha Wild Life Sanctuary and Pakke- Wild Life Sanctuary
were proposed and identified for relocation, but idea was strongly opposed by few
group of officers saying without in depth field study of areas, the species cannot
“The department is yet to conduct research to find out the suitable canopy and climatic
condition for existential support” informed Joram Dopum, Director Biological Park
Adding to the problem is rapid advancement of human settlement and the infrastructural
development near Biological Park areas, which is causing significant threat to Gibbon,
as these species are believed to be highly vulnerable from human and domestic animal
Unlike, other monkeys the Gibbon are less active on the ground; it rarely puts their
feet on the ground instead swinging from branch to branch with their long arms.
As their temporary habitation at Biological Park Itanagar is shrinking every year,
the endangered species may have to howl for more years until the department finds
a suitable site where they can leap from branch to branch endlessly, without fear.
(The Biological Park shot to fame, especially after a baby Gibbon named Anga was
born in captivity to father Lagder and mother Rukmini on 5th August 2008. It is said
that this is only the conservation center in the World, where Gibbons are being bred
CM’s Trophy tournament results
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The day-5 results of the state level football and volleyball (men
and women) matches of the 2nd CM’s Trophy tournament played at SLSA complex, Chimpu
on Friday are as follow:
East Kameng District beat West Kameng 4-2; Upper Subansiri beat Upper Siang 6-0;
East Siang beat Namsai 3-2.
Anjaw beat Dibang Valley 2-1; Lower Subansiri beat West Kameng 5-0; Capital Complex
beat Upper Subansiri 7-0; Kurung Kumey beat Papum Pare 1-0.
Kurung Kumey beat Tirap (25-12, 25-18); Papum Pare beat Longding (25-10, 25-17);
Anjaw beat Lohit (18-25, 25-22, 15-9); Lower Subansiri beat Changlang (25-17, 25-18);
Capital Complex beat Lower Dibang Valley (25-10, 25-11); East Siang beat Dibang
Valley (25-16, 25-16); East Kameng beat West Kameng (23-25, 25-23, 20-18).
Lower Subansiri beat Papum Pare (25-14, 25-15); Upper Subansiri beat Namsai (25-12,
25-16); Capital Complex beat Changlang (25-9, 25-7); West Siang beat Lower Dibang
Valley (25-22, 25-18); Kurung Kumey beat Dibang Valley (25-5, 25-5); Upper Siang
beat Tirap (25-20, 25-10); East Kameng beat Longding (25-16, 25-12); Anjaw beat
Lohit (25-18, 25-15).
The volleyball match was officially kicked off by DK Dinglow, Director, Sports &
Youth Affairs at new volleyball court of SLSA Sports Complex today morning.
6th Edition of ‘discover North-East prog’ concludes
Promote unique culture of sub-tribes of Arunachal: MLA
BOMDILA, Feb 13: The three days ‘Discover North-East’ cultural extravaganza concluded
colorfully at Buddha stadium here yesterday night after two days of performance at
Rupa and Dirang in West Kameng district.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Japu Deru opined that such activities and events at
regular intervals go a long way in bringing together the people of different culture
and tradition and create an atmosphere of bonhomie, amity and oneness. He thanked
and credited the North East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur for providing
the much needed platform which facilitates showcasing of the rich and diversified
culture of the north-east people.
MLA Japu appealed the NEZCC authorities to consider bringing into limelight the unique
culture and practices of the around 110 sub-tribes of Arunachal Pradesh which deserves
equal and proportionate exposure and recognition.
All the eight north-east states participated in the three days sixth edition of the
Discover North East programme in the district. Sangrai Mog, Ghantu, Litho Shele Pheta,
Cheraw, Wangala, Lhou Sha, Bardoishikla and Hrusso (Aka) dance by the artists enthralled
The programme was jointly organized by the North East Zonal Cultural Centre, Dimapur,
Department of Arts & Culture, GoAP and District administration West Kameng.
Among others, DC AK Singh, SP Dr A Koan and Jt. Director NEZCC T Nokcha attended
the programme. DIPRO
RBI conducts financial literacy campaign
ROING, Feb 13: A financial literacy campaign (FLC) was organized by Reserve Bank
of India (RBI), Guwahati in collaboration with AMYAA NGO at Koronu village here on
The campaign aimed at creating awareness among general public, students and various
organizations about banking and financial institutions, facilities and opportunities
offered by them to bring about financial literacy to every nook and corner of the
Assistant General Manager RBI, Guwahati, BM Kori, who attended the campaign said,
“It is very important to inculcate the habit of saving among the students of the
country. Students are the future generation of our country so it is very important
that we educate them about the importance of developing good financial habit.” He
exhorted every citizen to open their bank accounts to avail Government subsidized
schemes from time to time.
Later, Assistant General Manager, RBI Guwahati, AK Mishra explained in detail on
how to identify fake currency through PowerPoint.
Interactive sessions with the participants, quiz on banking, presentation of small
gifts to active participants, exhibition of stalls by various local banks formed
part of the campaign besides on-the-spot opening of bank accounts.
Secretary of AMYAA, RK Paul Chawang, who was the coordinator of the campaign, briefed
the activities of his NGO with special focus on activities related to SHGs in the
This first ever campaign of its kind in the Koronu block level was attended by Branch
Managers and representatives from SBI, BOI, HDFC, APEX Bank, APRB, ASM Denlo Monty
Linggi,GB Koronu Pitu Mepo, ASMs, GPCs, GPMs of Koronu Block, Public Leaders, Students,
SHGs and the general Public.
RBI is targeting that at least one member in every family in the country should have
a bank account by 2016 and it has directed all Banks to encourage people to open
As per the report published today in various local dailies, PRATHAM, a non-profit
organization has made serious revelation by claiming that over 50 per cent schools
in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya does not have separate toilet for the
girls. They also claimed that these schools have no drinking water facilities for
the students. This report comes at a time when state government has been claiming
that education sector is given topmost priority with zero tolerance policy being
The report has totally exposed the tall claim of the state government. Most of the
government run schools of Arunachal are in pathetic condition. Especially the schools
located at interior areas are in dismal condition. Besides battling the poor infrastructure
problem, the government schools also face serious issue of the teacher shortage,
especially those of the subject teachers. The teacher absenteeism is another major
issue concerning the government schools of state. Due to these factors, most of the
parents are forced to send their children to private schools in order to get better
education. However, the poor children whose parents cannot afford private school
education, still depends on govt. school. This latest report by NGO PRATHAM provides
fresh challenges to the state government in particularly to the education department.
Hopefully they will take the report seriously and work towards making life better
for the young students.
---- Readers Forum ----
An open to Chief Secretary
Through your esteem daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of our Chief Secretary
Ramesh Negi. It was really very assuring to read the Govt. Order/ Notification regarding
the beacon rights/ protocol issued by the CS in the name of the Governor in compliance
with the Order of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in local dailies of the state.
While we welcome the steps taken, it was very disheartening to note that the vehicle
of the Deputy Commissioner of Capital/ Itanagar was openly defying the said Order
by flashing a Red Beacon (Instead of Blue) which was noticed in '0' Point Tin-Ali
area in the evening of 12th Feb 2015 at around 7: 15 p.m. I could make out that
it was the DC from the Red designation plate, I am still not clear whether carrying
such plates are allowed by law in the car.
I am shocked over such blatant and open defiance of Govt, Order by the very same
person who is actually suppose to implement the Order on the ground in letter and
spirit with strict compliance from every quarter. I don't see any excuse since the
Govt. Order is dated 10th feb 2015 (Three full days before) and the same was published
in the media on 12th Feb 2015 (One full Day) prior to the said offence. It was also
noticed today (13th Feb 2015) that some MLAs and some Chairman of State Boards (Non-Constitutional
post) were openly using the Red beacon on their vehicles.
It is requested that CS may kindly take cognizance of such violation and specially
reprimand/ take action against Govt. servants who violates such Orders since they
are suppose to be the custodian of Law and Public Order. Not doing so will amount
to mockery of administration and such Govt. Orders.
I shall try to be a watchdog and inform the CS of such violations from time to time
through this esteem daily since I personally have high regards and lot of expectation
from our Chief Secretary.
Common Man Sepoy
Time for better quality of life
The recent visit of the Union Water Resource Minister, Uma Bharti to Itanagar shows
the care and wish of GoI to see AP as a developed state. But, as I was reading through
the list of funds being requested from her by our CM for various projects in AP,
I felt awkward and pitiful at the poor economic condition of our beautiful home state.
And it is a bitter truth that by Indian or global standards, our home state is one
of the most poor and backward states. Since, most of our brothers and sisters of
AP have not travelled outside AP or India; they think they are economically healthy
according to their own standards. The news about our leaders requesting the central
government for funds is not new, but at this point in time of my life when I have
travelled through many states and cities of India and some few other countries through
scholarships, I think how long will our leaders continue to beg from central government
to implement state projects and how long will our home state remain in poverty and
misery? Roads, electricity, schools, colleges, hospitals, bus stations, office buildings
in our home state have almost remained the same. From the very beginning of our statehood,
we have been dependent on GoI to meet 75 percent of our financial needs till present
time. The present condition of roads, schools, colleges, hospitals, transportation,
telecommunication, electricity is the living proof of some very serious weaknesses
in our policies and projects. Not to blame any of our leaders, our people should
wake up like the recently elected CM of Delhi, Mr. A. Kejriwal, to transform our
poor state into a progressive one. As I am living in Delhi for my studies, I have
witnessed how the youths, elders, labourers and middle class people and even many
rich officers and business men campaigned voluntarily for free water, cheap electricity,
good schools, hospitals, houses and corruption free officers and offices. The people
of Delhi were very frustrated with their present miserable condition. They did not
have any interest for any religion, caste, regionalism, money, drinks, political
party or political leader. They were just obsessed with development and employment.
They voted for those who were of such spirit.
Most of the candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were unknown, but people voted them
to victory because they were just a part of common people who wanted corruption free
Delhi. The recent Delhi campaign and election was a spectacular movement of the common
people who understood and realized that it is the common people themselves who can
bring development in the state they live and not the so called leaders. The Delhi
election just made me dream, when will we, the common and ordinary people of Arunachal,
rise with such sublime desire and hope, and transform our beautiful and backward
state into a beautiful and developed state. The common people of Arunachal have blamed
our leaders and officers enough for lack of development and excused ourselves, but
the recent Delhi election-2015 has pin pointed out that it is the common people who
are responsible for development. Brothers and sisters of Arunachal, in view of the
upcoming statehood day, it is the right time for us to not emphasize on our tribe,
religion, community, traditions, culture, political leaders, political parties etc,
but to rise up and align our thoughts and actions for regular electricity, drinking
water, proper roads, transportation, telecommunication, hospitals, schools, colleges,
houses and corruption free offices.
Delhi University, Delhi
In the name of compensation
Majority of us in Arunachal are in the habit of raising issues when it directly concerns
But in your edition of 12th February'2015, the ACS has rightly raised the issue about
fake construction of Fish Ponds, Retaining Walls, Ghosts Houses all along Ziro-Daporijo
road and Daporijo Likhabali road so as to claim compensation under TAH project fund.
Through you, I express my deep sense of appreciation to the organisation for taking
up the issue in the interest of development. We need many more such right thinking
organisations, if Arunachal is to be right tracked.
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