January 15


News Impact


Association resents demolition of its office

ITANAGAR, Jan, 14: All Arunachal Public Bus Welfare Association (AAPBWA) today expressed it’s anguish over the alleged dismantling of their office by the district administration at Ganga. It claimed that administration has carried out eviction drive without prior notification to it.  Association said that the office was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Gadam Ete six months ago.


DC inspects Pering watershed project at Pugging

YINGKIONG, Jan 14: Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang, who is also Chairman of National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed area, visited Pering Watershed Development Project, Pugging yesterday.

Accompanied by Dr. T Taggu, DVO, D Diyum, DPO, of Upper Siang District, Team Leader of Watershed RD Singh, ADO, Yopak Sitek, ASM and other Watershed Committee members, the Deputy Commissioner also inspected the newly constructed irrigation channel of about 500 meter. He also visited banana, Toko Patta, bamboo, broom and pine apple gardens there.

Borang after visiting the site of the watershed project highly appreciated the work done by the Department of Agriculture, Upper Siang district for successful implementation of the project at Puging and advised the watershed committee members to maintain the same tempo and spirit of work culture in future also. DIPRO


NYP launches ESDP in Tezu

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: National Youth Project (NYP) launched its 5th entrepreneurship and skill development program (ESDP) on Fashion Designing at Tezu on January 12 sponsored by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) Guwahati, under Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India.

While informing this, NYP in a release said that altogether 150 unemployed youth from the districts are attending training on various income generating activities.


YARP opposes project site bandh

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Youth Association of Rose Panchayat (YARP) has opposed the proposed Pare Hydro Electric Project (PHEP) site bandh call on January 15 by contract employees group, which came to knowledge of the association from the posters displayed by the bandh callers.

“We will stand by NEEPCO Ltd authority on this issue since the issue raised by the 25 contract employees is confined to them only,” YARP said in a release.

YARP said that NEEPCO authority is reminded on regular basis on its demand for checking land affected certificate and PRCs of all the 25 contract workers before appointing them since maximum contract employees are non-land affected people.


NBCC youth annual conference

ITANAGAR, Jan, 14: Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has conducted its 28th Youth Annual Conference at Town Baptist Church, Sangram under Sangram Pastoral Range from 10th to 13th January last. Rev Changa Chippo, Principal Arunachal Theological College Moinhappa and Rev Halli Likha, general secretary of NBCC were the speakers on the theme “Rooted in Christ.”

Cultural and literary  activities and volleyball tournament were also organized  to mark the occasion.


Orientation workshop on CCRT

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: “Knowledge, intellect and wisdom are the concern of the education lying in the faith and trust which are needed to be linked within the periphery of culture and these should be included in school curriculum,” said Papum Pare DDSE T T Tara. He was inaugurating the workshop on Centre for Cultural Resource and Training (CCRT) under the Union ministry of culture at URC building, Naharlagun on Jan 10 last. The workshop was organized mainly to orient the selected teachers to attend the  national level CCRT workshop or orientation course.   Much more creativity and cultural identities are the basic concern of the CCRT training which is linked with the productivity and must be taught to the students, he added.

In his address Papum Pare district programme coordinator, CCRT, Techi Papa Tara explained about the   objectives of the workshop. He further advised the teachers who had participated in different national level workshops organized by the CCRT to share their knowledge with the students. Altogether 40 numbers of selected teachers took part in the workshop.  


Last rites of Ven. Aggravansa Mahathera performed

MUDOI, Jan 14: The last rites of late Ven. Aggravansa Mahathera was performed today. Over 200 monks and thousands of Buddhist followers from various part of the North East thronged the Poileng ground to pull the Rath for final time.

Poi-Leng was organized for Ven. Aggravansa Mahathera in order to pay respect, honour his sacrificial monkhood and for his service towards society as a whole.

The cremation ceremony started with citing of chants by monks and people offered their last respect through prayers. The Rath which is also the funeral pyre was lit as per old Buddhist tradition and custom.


Former CM mourns death of student leader

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has deeply mourned the demise of student leader Goto  Yudik at Alo on August 10 last.

In a condolence message, Gamlin said,  “I am saddened by the untimely death of such a dynamic youth leader. It is not just a loss of a community, but of the youth of the entire State. In this hour of grief my condolences are with the bereaved family. I pray to the Almighty to give them the strength to bear the irreparable pain.”

While greatly appreciating the efforts everyone has put in to maintain the sense of peace after the incident, Gamlin expressed that we must make a serious note of the divisive forces that are breaking our traditional communities apart and creating disunity. “It will be an injustice to the sacrifice made by Goto if we do not take this shameful event as a marker of where our society is going wrong and to work collectively to ensure that such incidences do not recur. While it is important to severely punish the culprits who were involved, it is also important for us to stand united and maintain the sense of solidarity and harmony that has existed for generations. The only way for all communities in our State to move forward is with dignity and with extreme tolerance,” Gamlin said.


Demonstration cum training on vegetable pickle preparation

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: A one day demonstration cum training on mixed vegetable pickle preparation was conducted by KVK, Changlang under the sponsorship of ATMA at Namgoi village of Nampong sub-division today.

The training was conducted by subject matter specialist in Home Science Pinki Sharma. She taught the trainees on pickle preparation with seasonal and easily available vegetables like, cauliflower, carrot, radish, chilly along with other necessary spices with step by step demonstration.

In total 30 farmwomen keenly participated in the training.

Dr. N. Kumar, Program Coordinator of the KVK also attended the training.


Green state Award giving ceremony on Jan 15

NEW DELHI, Jan 14: The Green State of the Year Award 2012 will be conferred on the Government of Arunachal Pradesh at New Delhi on 15 January at India International Centre and the same will be received by the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in a glittering function.

The Lifetime Achievement Award instituted on the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki by the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), affiliated to United Nations - ECOSOC, UNDPI, UNESCO, UNICEF will also be presented on behalf of the World President Dr. Charles Mercieca, belonging to Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA.

The Green State of the Year Award is being conferred on Arunachal Pradesh in the light of the Green Cover maintained in the state.

The Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh who also happens to be the Vice President cum Chancellor of IAEWP South Asia said that many investors from Europe and Asia will be meeting the Chief Minister with a view to creating environment friendly and sustainable jobs in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.







183 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

DA, police peel off dark tinted films from car windows

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Capital District Administration in coordination with CEO-cum-ADM, police, CRPF personnel and volunteers of ANYA Capital Complex Unit, peeled off dark tinted films from the window glasses of about 1000 cars here today, according to an official release.

The crack down on dark tinted films on the windows of cars and other light vehicles were carried out following Supreme Court order of May, 2012.

The release said “As per the Supreme Court order of May, 2012, the black films of any tint have been banned and only car windows that have been tinted by the manufactures are allowed. All other vehicles with any percentage of tinted film are to be removed even if it is within the permissible limit of 70% transparency on the front and rear windows and 50% transparency for the side windows.”

At the same time, drive against illegal parking of commercial vehicles, like buses, autos, tempos, Tata-sumo, etc along the NH52A was also carried out and many vehicles parked illegally were lifted and challaned as per rules. A few illegal constructions on NH52A were also demolished during the drive, the release informed.

It (District Administration) appealed to all the vehicle owners to remove their tinted films in their own, otherwise, it will be removed by police/magistrates and penalty will also be imposed on the violators.

The District Administration also appealed to all commercial vehicle owners not to park their vehicles hap-hazardly along the NH52A other than allotted spot in a line, otherwise, the illegally parked vehicles will be lifted and their owners will be challaned.

The drive will be continued for a week, it added.

Meanwhile, ANYA Capital Unit, in another release, said that the members and office bearers of the ANYA unit joined the district administration and police in removing dark tinted glass from car windows with the sole objective to make capital crime free since dark glass helps the offenders to escape without being noticed after committing crime.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) appreciated the capital magistrate especially SP, SDPO and other sub-ordinate officers for carrying our a drive to remove the dark tinted film from car windows and hoped the administration would continue such drive.

While requesting the general public to cooperate with the administration, the society also requested the administration to carry out such drive against VIP vehicles so that vehicles of high ranking officers are not misused by their drivers.




Central team visits Ziro to assess flood damages

ZIRO, Jan 14: A five-member Inter Ministerial team from Centre visited Ziro yesterday to assess the damages caused in the district due to natural calamities during the year 2012.

Dr. Prafulla Kerketta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, along with her team members representing various ministries from Delhi and Chief Engineer, Water Resource Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar visited some affected areas in the district.

The Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo  along with DRRO and Heads of Line Departments accompanied the team in field visit.

The Inter-Ministerial Central Team also visited Lower Dibang Valley district for on the spot assessment of the damage caused by flood/landslide during South West Monsoon 2012 in the district yesterday.

Later in the evening at Circuit House, Roing HoDs of various departments presented in details through PowerPoint presentation to the visiting dignitaries regarding losses/damages caused by flood, landslide etc to various departments, including, WRD, PWD, PHED & WS and Electrical departments.

Alokong Perme, District Disaster Management Officer, Roing informed that two major floods have occurred in the year 2012, the first in the month of April and the second in September causing massive damage to agricultural and horticultural crops and livestock.

Shiv Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, C T Mein, SP, W Tikhak, ADC and HoDs were present in the meeting. DIPROs




AAPSU pays homage to former leader

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today paid homage to its former leader Khoda Dolu on his 9th death anniversary at Naharlagun today.

Newly elected AAPSU president Kamta Lapung led his team and others, including family members of late Dolu in paying floral tribute to the decorated portrait of late Dolu at his memorial pillar at Naharlagun.

Dolu, former chief coordinator of AAPSU, expired on January 14, 2004.

Speaking on the occasion, the AAPSU president fondly recalled his association with Dolu as AAPSU office bearers in 2001. He said that Dolu was a sincere and dedicated student leader, who made supreme sacrifice for the cause of student community of the state.

Meanwhile, Kamta appealed to the State Government to fulfill its assurance given to AAPSU in 2004 to provide job to family member (wife) of late Dolu. Responding to a request of Khoda Welfare Association (KWA), Kamta assured to take up the matter of naming road from Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to Lagun Bridge, Naharlagun after late Dolu with the Government.

While briefing about late Dolu’s student and social life, KWA president Khoda Tanik appealed AAPSU for extending help to the son and daughter of late Dolu for continuing their education. He also urged AAPSU to take up the matter of naming the road from RG Stadium to Lagun bridge after late Dolu with the authority.

The AAPSU Chief Convener and Executive Editor also spoke on the occasion.

The homage paying ceremony was attended by executive body members of AAPSU, NESO chief co-ordinator Pritam Bai Sonam, the family members of late Dolu, including his wives, members of KWA and well wishers.



CM lays foundation stone of Dambuen circle office, announces financial package

ANINI, Jan 14:  Chief Minister Nabum Tuki has laid the foundation stone of recently notified Dambuen circle office in a colourful function. The notification of the circler headquarter and laying of  foundation stone come as a magnificent new year gift as  it was a long pending demand of the villagers living in this part of  Dibang Valley district.

The Chief Minister accompanied by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, MPs Mukut Mithi  and Takam Sanjoy,  Education Minister Bosiram Siram, parliamentary secretary, UD, P. Richo, and host of top govt. officials arrived at picturesque Dambuen yesterday  for a two days visit to the district. It is the maiden visit of the CM to the district after assuming the office of the CM.

At the evening, CM and the dignitaries attended the local programme being organized in the honour of visiting dignitaries at the private residence of host Minister R. Tacho. Myriad cultural and lyrical events were presented to the VIPs. CM also distributed umbrellas to the GBs at the gathering.

Many completed projects/buildings by PWD Division, Anini were also inaugurated by the dignitaries. 2-Room VIP suit was inaugurated by Rajesh Tacho, UD Minister, while academic Block with  20 class rooms was inaugurated by CM Nabam Tuki.  Education Minister Bosiram Siram inaugurated the Science Laboratory,  while the School administrative block  was inaugurated by Ninong Ering. Sanjoy  and  Mithi inaugurated  School auditorium  and Multipurpose Community Hall  respectively.

Addressing a mammoth gathering of Panchayat members, GBs,  Govt officials and general public, Chief Minister announced many financial packages for infrastructural development in the district which include Rs 10 crores for Mini Secretariat, Rs 1 crore for construction of Teachers quarter, Rs 1 crore for construction Deputy Commissioner’s residence, Rs 2 crores for construction of out door stadium,  etc.

Ninong Ering also announced financial package from his MPLAD fund to the tune of 30 lakhs for construction Recoh building and completion of few pending  developmental works.  CM also donated Rs 5 lakhs for procurement of   500 blankets to be distributed amongst the poor and aged citizens living in the remotest villages of the district.

Speaking in the meeting, Minister Education informed the public gathering that 15 new teachers have been appointed in order to tide over the shortage of teachers in  Govt. Higher Secondary School, Anini and also ensured that Senior Teachers of all subjects will be posted on priority once the recruitment process is complete.

After the public meeting, CM and other VIPs left for Roing to attend further programmes there. DIPRO



12th Tadar Tang Memorial Football

U/Subansiri beat E/Kameng 2-0; Capital Complex force thrilling last minute draw with K/Kumey


PASIGHAT, Jan 14: Roshan Ramching of Upper Subansiri scored a goal in each half to beat East Kameng 2-0 in a league level match of the 12th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at General Ground here today.

Roshan found the net in 27 minutes to give his team 1-0 lead in the first half. He scored the second goal in 71 minutes to ensure his team’s victory.

Earlier, coming from behind twice, Capital Complex were able to force 3-3 draw against formidable Kurung Kumey in the first match of the day.

After a barren first half, the second half saw better performance by both the teams. Though Capital Complex drew the first blood in 41 minutes Kurung Kumey restored parity in 49th minutes through Biri Mark. Dari Kiran added another goal in 75 minutes for Kurung Kumey (2-1) before Gichik Taming made it 3-1 in 78 minutes.

But indomitable Capital Complex never gave up and kept fighting till the end. As a result, the team reduced the margin to 2-3 in the 79 minutes through Pani Raju. Gangte Robi, who scored first goal for Capital Complex found the equalizer in added time (80+1) forcing Kurung Kumey to share points.

The last three league level matches will be held tomorrow. Lower Dibang Valley will meet Upper Siang in the first match while Kurung Kumey will play against host East Siang in the second match tomorrow. The third and last match of the day will be played between East Kameng and Lohit. The quarterfinals (knock out round) will begin from January17.



Road infrastructure is the mother of all developments: Panggeng

YINGKIONG, Jan 14: “Road infrastructure is the mother, source, backbone and foundation of all developments and naturally the rests of the development would follow the good road transportation system,” said  Parliamentary Secretary Education, Law and Justice, J.K Panggeng. He said this while addressing a public meeting organized at Siat Bridge point today to mark the beginning of second phase of state trans-highway construction on the Pasighat-Mariyang-Yingkiong road by the JKM Company.

Panggeng advised the people to extend cooperation to company workers and the state highway authority so that the road construction work can be completed smoothly in time without any obstruction.

In the second phase road will be constructed from Sijon stream to Gobuk village covering a distance of 50Kms and it would be completed within three years, the company Project Manager Irfan Seikh assured.

The J.K.M has been doing well in its construction from Raneghat bridge to Singer river near Silli village and has targeted to complete it during the month of March -April 2013 covering 20Kms. Another construction agency namely RAMKI company has started the construction of the road from Gobuk to Yingkiong (25 km). The tender work for the construction of the road from Singer to Sijon would follow soon, the State Highway Authority sources informed.

The SDO Mariyang R. Perme, Dukkang Pertin ZPM, Er Kayon Pertin AE PWD state Highway also advised, explained, clarified about the guidelines/rules/norms of Compensation of the state/national highway and sought cooperation from the local PR members, Goan Buras and the Public in general for early and successful completion of State Trans-Highway for the benefit of all. DIPRO



Orgs  condemn Aalo incident, appeal for peace

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Galo Indigenous Faith & Cultural Council (GIFCC) has vehemently condemned the Aalo incident in which Goto Yudik, a student leader lost his life.

“It is the duty of Galo Welfare Society to prevent such incident by organizing the programme in proper way like deployment of well trained volunteers, adequate security in proper consultation with district administration and proper coordination among the student organizations etc.”, the GIFCC said. If the GWS and Organising committee would have taken such steps, this incident could have been avoided, the Council observed.

The GIFCC appeals to all the sections of the Galo Society to maintain peace and harmony and also appeals to the constituted peace committee to solve the problems as soon as possible to give justice to the bereaved family.

The council prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo for eternal peace of the departed soul and to give enough strength to the bereaved family.

In its meeting held under the chairmanship of Taba Hare, Convener, Janjati Suraksha Manch, Itanagar, a forum to protect the interest of tribal people, also condemned the recent violence taken place in Aalo. JSM termed the incident  unfortunate and appealed all the sections of the society to maintain peace and tranquillity to bring the situation back to normal.

The speakers in the meeting included Toni Koyu, Nabam Atum, Yide Potom and Gichik Taza.  The members present in the meeting  appealed the law enforcing agencies to adopt all possible measures to ensure that no untoward incident takes place after the death of the youth.

While mourning the death of student leader Goto Yudik, the meeting also extended condolences to the bereaved family and also prayed to almighty to give strength to his family members to overcome the anguish, the incident has caused to them.

Lobom Welfare Society (LWS) has strongly condemned the incident that took place at Aalo during the Galo Bane Keba on January 10.

The person(s) involved in the incident should be arrested immediately and bee punished them as per law, LWS said in a release.

While conveying heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss, LWS prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.

It also appealed Galo brethren of the state to maintain peace and tranquility during this hour of need.



Blood donors’ motivation camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: A one-day training programme on voluntary blood donation for donor motivation and recruitment was organised by Blood Safety Division under Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun for the various organisations involved in voluntary blood donation.

The participants from NSS cell from colleges and university and prominent NGOs from the state attended the training.

Inaugurating the program, Dr. Dani Duri, Project Director, APSACS observed that today donor motivators are need of the hour so that Arunachal can catch up with rest of the country to achieve 100% voluntary blood donation and Blood Banks can save many valuable lives.

To sensitize the participants on voluntary blood donation and prepare them for donor motivator a team of resource persons from APSACS, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun and NSS Officer from NERIST, Nirjuli deliberated on the key theme.

Dr. N Budh, Dy. Director (Blood Safety), APSACS gave power point presentation on Basic Blood Science and Establishing Non-Remunerated Voluntary Regular Donors.

Dr. Kenyi Ete, MD (Biochemist), Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun dwelt on Donor Selection and Deferral and Care of  Donors.

A Dinamani Singh, Professor cum NSS Officer, NERIST spoke on role of community in voluntary blood donation and donor retention and recognition.

Dony Taying, consultant (Blood Safety), APSACS spoke on planning and organization of blood donation camps and estimation of blood requirement.



Vivekananda’s birth anniversary celebrated at Pasighat


PASIGHAT, Jan 14: With rest part of the country, the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated at Berung village near Pasighat with various programmes on Saturday.

The day-long programme organized under the aegis of Donyi-Polo Vidya Nikentan, Talom Rukbo Nagar and Berung Upper Primary School was attended by parents, students, Gaon Burahs and PRI members of Rani, Panchmaile, Berung villages besides the local villagers.

Speaking on the occasion, Bogong block ZPM Okom Yosung highlighted the tremendous contributions of Swami Vivekananda in awakening the youth and a sense of nationalism. He narrated that Swamiji charmed the whole world with his knowledge and threw light on Swamiji’s triumph in Chicago. He said that when Swamiji went to Chicago to participate in the world parliament of religions he met many American intellectuals and spoke his vision for end of violence and fenatism.

Yosung, who is the president of East Siang unit of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) acknowledged the selfless service rendered by Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalayas (VKV) to the people of Arunachal by imparting quality education and creating human resources. Stressing on “emancipation of Indian women, he opined that women should be given proper education for the development of the societies.

In his welcome address, headmaster of Berung Upper Primary School Onyo Rome urged the student community to follow the Swamiji’s ideology to make a better future.

Teacher of Oyan VKV School Rajendra Kumar briefed the life history of Vivekanda and suggested the parents to take proper care of their children.



Changlang celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

CHANGLANG,  Jan 14: The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda  was celebrated at Changlang in befitting manner on January 12 last. The celebration started with mass procession which was culminated at DIET auditorium.  A large number of people including representatives from Vivekananda Kendra Arunjyoti, VKV Schools, students, officers, officials, panchayat leaders and various indigenous organizations took part in the procession.

Speaking on the occasion M.C. Roy Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Changlang, said, Swami Vivekananda was an ardent disciple of Rama Krishna, the first Hindu Monk in modern times who travelled on foot throughout the length and breadth of the country to spread the message of universal brotherhood, religious tolerance and social harmony. He appealed  the new generation to follow the ideology and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda to remain united and to maintain the unity and integrity of the country. Roy asked every section of people to extend cooperation in the year long celebration started from 12th January.

John Jugli, ZPM, Changlang South, informed that, since 1984 onwards 12th January notified to be celebrated as ‘youth day’. The motto is to motivate and inculcate the valuable teaching  and ideology of Swami Vivekananda in real life. He hoped the celebration would inspire the youths to bring new era of development, prosperity, progress and unity.

Earlier, in his address, G. Dingla ,VKV Alumini and Member of Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh (SVSS), Changlang, requested one and all to extend help and cooperation during the year long  celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Among others, N. Changmi, Chairman, SVSSS Changlang unit, elaborated on the life and teachings Swami Vivekananda. Dhan Bo, Principal VKV Changlang highlighted the importance of celebration. SS Choudhury, SDO (HQ) also attended the function. The students of VKV School, Govt. Hr. School and Govt. Middle School presented colourful cultural items and melodious patriotic songs. DIPRO

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Pact signed to combat illegal tobacco trade

Twelve countries have signed a new United Nations treaty that aims to counter the illegal tobacco trade, which undermines regulation policies and represents a burden for health care systems.

Representatives from China, France, Gabon, Libya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Syria, Turkey and Uruguay signed the UN Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products during a ceremony at the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) headquarters in Geneva.

The new Protocol aims to help protect people across the globe from the health risks of tobacco, which kills nearly six million people every year. Approximately one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths.

The treaty advocates combating the illegal trade in tobacco products through control of the supply chain and international cooperation. As a key measure, Parties commit to establishing a global tracking and tracing system to reduce and eventually eradicate illicit trade.

The adoption of the Protocol is the result of close cooperation between multiple sectors of government, said the Head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Haik Nikogosian.


An open letter to CM and EM

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the Chief Minister and Education Minister towards the on-going pen down/tool down strike launched by the AASSATA for last many days.

It is disheartening that the  Govt remains silent spectator on  the on-going teachers’ strike which is going to affect the academic career of  most of the poor students who are studying in Govt run schools.

In recent past the state Govt  was talking about financial crisis but at the same time  the State Govt  had conducted recruitment  in bigger away for appointment in police force in large number. Why the  CM and his Govt is paying less attention towards human resource development ?

I also request all the SMCs of Govt run schools and parents to raise voice for solutions to present impasse and redressal of teachers’ grievances at the earliest.   


Nabam Lama, SMC chairperson,

Govt Primary school, Nirjuly village -I



Do we live in democracy ?

Dear Editor,

As being vigilant citizens of the state, we question the crippled law and order situation prevailing in the state that has come to limelight lately. With the culprit of ‘Tongam Rina shooting case’ still at large and the recent recovery of grenade in furtherance of extortion threat suggests the deteriorating state of affairs and the pitiable situation of citizens.

Do we live in democracy? Are our life secured? Are we at liberty? Are our Rights intact? As per the Indian Constitution (under Articles 19, 20, 21), it is the foremost duty of the State to guarantee life, liberty and freedom of its citizens. My right to defend my life is limited and circumstantial, whereas, in spite of having adequate tools and machineries to execute efficiently and contain the law and order situation, we fail to understand whether the administrative machinery is lacking or the administrators are incompetent?

With the culmination of serious law and order problems, our life itself is at stake leave alone the freedom of liberty. It is in the greater interest that the State should aspire to restore democracy in its true sense and firmly secure its citizens’ Rights. Simultaneously, the Citizens’ ought to perform their respective duties thereby extending their role in order to effect proficient administration.

It is out rightly shocking that the state is witnessing such grave criminal activities and the situation is aggravating on a routine basis.

Who ought to take responsibility for this?


Johney Kamsi &

Geki Ete

Chandmari, Gawahati.