---- Editorial ----
Time for introspection
As the Arunachal gears up to celebrate the 31st statehood day, it’s time for us to
introspect. The event of last one year has shaken the spirit of every citizen of
this state. Arunachal has witnessed series of political crisis which culminated with
the suicide of former CM late Kalikho Pul. As the politicians kept on hoping from
one party to another, the developmental activities took a complete backseat. The
political instability has dented the credibility of state.
Arunachal has been in national news for all the wrong reason in the last one year.
The image of state has taken severe beating. After much difficulty, finally there
seems to have some kind of political stability. For now Pema Khandu’s BJP government
looks stable from the outside and people will be hoping that it remains stable as
long as possible. It is time politicians as well as ordinary citizens introspect
and ask themselves some tough questions. While rest of the country is marching ahead
in every aspect, our state is still lagging behind. The corrupt nexus of politicians,
contractors and bureaucrats poses massive threat to the future of state. If everyone
do not collectively rally together and work towards better Arunachal, the situation
will be very difficult for the state in future.
---- Readers Forum ----
What have you done for us?
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to say a few words to the so called intelligent
and smartest ministers and selected people of our state.
I find no offence in calling the ministers the smartest and most intelligent ones
and indeed you may take it as a compliment because that’s what u do-to save your
chair and for your desirable portfolio you make the most smartest and intelligent
May I ask you what good you have done for your people and the state other than building
and buying yourself buildings and properties n letting your illiterate relations
into services meant for the qualified ones, allocating projects to your kiths and
kins and just shouting out everyday making announcement of schemes worth in crores
claiming of achievements whereas the outcomes are not even worth that of some thousand.
And of all this time you didn't even spare the poor students money. You people are
preying your eyes even on our share. You people have gulfed up more than enough of
public share just spare poor students share of money from stipend and scholarships.
Don't teach your greed lust habits to these young minds. Theirs is young and are
just in phase of budding don't water it with your treachery deeds. We are not your
sons and daughters holidaying every day.
To the bureaucrats-Well you are the most learned ones in our state a place where
the light of education has just fallen. If there was a genuine way of placement in
society you are at the highest level of hierarchy for your mind, but is your mind
really worthy of that place? I guess not, except for a few most of you pass your
precious days by planning and plotting of ways to earn extra income by selling seats
of vacancies and ratio dividing the bribes. You sit around gossiping about the headlines.
But you should be the ones to direct us. Young minds and bodies are in ample in our
society and to this date qualified ones are found everywhere. We think of ideas but
we dont find any kind of moral help. It’s you who should lend your hand first because
if we approach we get nothing but nagging and also many takes it for useless ideas.
Associations, unions and coming leaders-you people are just beings out of the planet.
You are extra smart. You people are so aware of everything. Even if a pen slips off
CM's table it’s you who will get to know first. May be you are aware of countless
number of unions and associations in our state. And the demands you put up are so
valid ones that if it had worked out maybe our state wouldn't be in this sorry state.
But your vested interest and your claims for being real voice of the aggrieved public
is just a "thumbs up". Well we don't expect much from you but may be for your own
self interest, I wish you to take up the students issue that’s going on right now.
As far as our knowledge goes if the provisions states that no other scholarships
are to be hold if one gets stipend then this was never mentioned in the previous
years where many enjoyed both. If to be stated specifically, there are many other
scholarship like single girl child scheme which is being given along with the stipend.
Rajiv Gandhi University
Stop harassing the public
Through your esteemed daily, I would like that this letter reaches the ears of the
CM and Dy. CM in particular and the general public as whole.
On 17th February 2017, I was at the DC office at exactly 9:30 am with some office
works, in fact, to meet an Executive Magistrate.
As there are some three or four Executive Magistrates, I ventured into the chamber
of the Executive Magistrates though I had all my doubts on the tardiness of the Officers,
but, I ventured in.
To prove the tardiness of the officials, there was none present in their respective
Chamber though the time was 9:30 am already.
With patience to exhaustion potentially inbuilt within me, more so the pranayamas
performed just some hours back, I waited till 10:30 am in front of the chamber of
the JMFC but, to a locked room till 10:30 am.
Surprising to myself for the patience just eluding me all of a sudden, I enquired
from the office Peon as to where the JMFC Saaheb was?
Sordidly the Peon told me, "Yee, Dy. CM Tuting se aarai, re-fuelling ke liye Pasighat
Helipad mein rukega, isliye soob DC, EAC, CO ur jitena Uffisar hain, soob usko bye
bye bolne ke liye Helipad sola giyai" (sic).
Then only I was made to realise as to why my time/public time was sacrificed for
a day at the office of the DC, East Siang. Public time squandered just to bid incongruous
goodbye to the Dy. CM at the Helipad? Period.
Dear CM and Dy CM, this the 21st century, even illiterates are near educated today.
Why do you need all these ostentatious attitude and display of power? Do you have
doubts upon your presence or even office that you need all the Officers of a particular
place where you are visiting to stand in queue and welcome you or bid you goodbye?
Where is the constitutional provision(s) or a statutory provision that warrants all/some
officers and even students to fall in line and welcome you people and further, wave
their hands with the most conventionalized smile on their faces while you dash away
to your destined places?
Let's be real men and respect and value the most precious thing on the planet, i.e
'Time' which can never be turned back or bought by anyone including you both.
Dear CM and Dy. CM, do remember this also- Children are always cute, especially with
their school uniforms put on but, the scenario-children with their school uniforms,
standing in line for long hours under the naked sun, to stand in line till your arrival
and wave a flag with the most phoney smile at you and people alike, is always an
eyesore for almost all people.
The point I want you People, select few, privileged, fortunate ones in the form of
CM, Dy. CM, Ministers and even MLAs, to realise is that, don't take sadistic pleasure
by killing and harrassing the precious time of the poor public by mandating officials
and officers to abstain from their official duty(s) for welcoming you or bid goodbye
to you during office working days/hours.
Hope you people realise that your apathy for public welfare and your portentous attitude
and outlook is no more to be given a blind eye by the public. So, it is high time
you all realise that the present Generation are not to be taken for a joyride in
the urge to suffice your pompous and rustic lifestyle and attitude and above all
things, still carrying forward the unimpressive Arunachalee Politician style to this
Why are we so negative?
It is complex to watch complete news nowadays and stay positive.
I mean 'is nothing positive happening in the State/Country?' I fail to understand
that what is the use of being 'up-to-date' with the current affairs when most of
the news bulletin are of scams with whopping figures (where it is difficult to count
the number of zeroes) only to find out that the news gets slowly faded away in the
dark to be replaced by some bigger scams or news of killings, suicides, accidents
Why are we so embarrassed to recognize the fact that we are such a great nation?
Why don't we recognize our own strengths and our achievements? We have so many amazing
success stories but we fail to acknowledge them. Why?
As we all know the law of attraction: more you think/talk about negativity more negativity
will come. And there are enough media drawing negative picture while 'you' could
be the odd one and share positive news. Well in Isreal, the Hamas had struck. It
was the day after a lot of attacks, bombardments and deaths. But the front page of
the newspaper had a picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed
his desert to an orchid and a granary. It is this kind of inspiring stories that
people woke up to. The cruel details of killings, attacks, deaths could be buried
inside the newspaper among other news.
While in India, we only read about sickness, suicides, killings, terrorism.
Why are we so negative?
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