---- Editorial ----
Don’t misuse govt. money
Just as whole state was readying to celebrate the statehood day, the news of a suspension
bridge collapsing at Tirbin under West Siang district came as a huge shock. Luckily
no one lost life in the incident but several people were seriously injured and are
currently undergoing treatment. The said bridge has been reportedly completed only
this year by the PWD. The incident exposes the poor quality work done by the department.
State government should order a thorough investigation into the matter. Those guilty
of compromising with the quality should be strongly punished.
This is for the third time that within a span of year newly constructed bridges has
collapsed. In April last year the under construction RCC bridge over Sibut River
near Bodak camp on Pasighat-Mariyang road (TAH) collapsed, killing one labourer on
the spot and leaving two other severely injured. In another such incident, an ongoing
RCC Bridge over river Jengthu in Namsai district collapsed in November 2016. All
these incidents systematically point towards everything that is wrong with the state.
Government funds are utterly misused in Arunachal. Quality is compromised due to
nexus between contractors and officials. No one seems to worry about the future of
state and everyone is in a race to earn quick by all means. State government should
put an end to this practice and strictly start monitoring the infrastructure projects.
There should not be any compromise while constructing road, bridge and buildings.
Government money should not be allowed to misuse.
---- Readers Forum ----
The noise capital of Arunachal
With due respect, I would like to express my concern over the excess noise in the
capital city. Now-a-days due to many programs, get- together, auspicious occasions
in and around capital city of our state, common citizens face various disturbance
and discomfort; specially if the programs runs till late night. People believe a
use of loudspeakers is the main part of the celebration. The trend of using loudspeakers
is the main causes of inconvenience and it has become common in our state capital.
Many financially sound family, capable people, different organizations ete.opt for
these high treble options. There is nothing wrong in celebrating or merry-making
but being responsible citizens, we should know the value of living together and respect
people rights residing in our vicinity.
This is a serious case of noise pollution and disrespecting others right.
I have been observing this trend for last couple of years and my observation gave
me result that every week at least a couple of such events take place in and around
capital city. This means people including sick, old age, infant, exams preparing
students have to face this nuisance. I doubt in coming years, we will witness such
events almost every day and people residing in vicinity will be victimized constantly.
I must not forget to include those grand events/celebrations which are conducted
every year at I.G park, Itanagar.
Therefore, I would like to ask government and concern authorities to look into the
matter seriously and find a solution to overcome this issue by evaluating required
steps to minimize the noise. If any such action is taken soon, people will be able
to live in peace.
We live in an inclusive society and that itself is a beauty. We must try to keep
our city free from any inconveniences. Further let us learn to live together.
Eradicate our faults and move on
There exist many electoral constituencies in India dominated by the people of Scheduled
caste, tribe, Dalit and oppressed background and the posts of MP, MLA and Panchayat
pradhan are reserved for them. Yet in those very areas, the inhabitants of backward
vintage continue to get discriminated or deprived by their very own politically-powerful
In the Maoist belt of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh or Chattisgarh; the
vulnerable lot are often brutally tortured or murdered by that very outfit which
claims to be the “guardian of the oppressed”!
Female folks are also facing numerous atrocities since times memorial. But it required
males like Raja Rammohan Roy or Vidyasagar to dedicate their whole life for the cause
of upliftment of women. In contrast India have seen women Chief Ministers and politicians
who have uttered insensitive remarks following incidents of sexual atrocities against
women and remain indifferent to the woes of the rape victims!
Blacks were definitely victims of barbaric racism in America, but it was the White
Abraham Lincoln who had sacrificed his life to free the Blacks from the bondage of
slavery. In contrast, just witness the atrocities on innocent Blacks by the rulers
of the same skin hue in various dictatorial regime in Africa!
It is high time we learn to appreciate that being good or evil, benevolent or torturous
can never be the monopoly of any particular religious, caste, racial, colour or sexual
group. Rather it is the individual who is good or bad.
So instead of looking backwards or “paying the erstwhile /current exploiters in their
own coin”, the State should adopt strict measures to nip all norms of torture in
bud. If we learn to be truly progressive and modern, the practice of “eye for an
eye, tooth for a tooth” and “might is right” need to be replaced with the liberal
light of democracy ie absolute equality of all. There should be no discrimination.
And no reverse discrimination also which is being unfortunately witnessed in present
day India where ineligible persons of certain caste vintage are being “protected”
in educational and service sectors at the expense of eligible persons of “unreserved”
categories so as to award “justice” for previous atrocities!
Remember it was the practice of Sati which got prohibited, the widowers were not
directed to jump upon the pyre of their deceased wives! Again the widows were accorded
the right to remarry; no steps were adopted to ban remarriage of widowers! Engagement
in vendetta cannot be the solution to address previous wrongs and injustice.
It must be remembered that life marches in the forward direction. There lies no utility
in invoking sins committed in the past. However, we should definitely draw our lessons
from the past, eradicate our faults and move on. Reverse discrimination will merely
give birth to resentment and boost ill-feelings of hatred between various groups.
Yes, the need of the hour is to stop atrocities of all hues against the vulnerable
lot and provide free education to economically poor section of population irrespective
of their caste affiliation. Thereafter all need to be treated on an equal pedestal
and access to higher education and service sector should be based only on merit,
based on percentages scored in examination. Reversal of traditional dominant-dominated
relationship can never be pursued in a civilized society in the name of “justice”
and “fair play”!
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to request the state government
to eradicate the foolish culture going in the state.
I don't understand why our State Government is happy spending Crores of rupee's to
outsiders and celebrities?
Our State too have got many talents and legendary artistes like Jeli Kayi, Nangbia
Chanda,Toko Teji, Bamang Loram, Takio Soki and many local band.
Instead of spending crores to outsiders, the government should have used the same
amount judiciously for the artists of the state. Why is our government lagging behind
in promoting our own star-talents?
Bitter truth is that invited artists from outside will get crores of rupees whereas
the artists from the State are being paid meager Rs 50,000/- to 1'00000/-only.
Taki Gumsar Tamin .
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