ITANAGAR, Jul 8: Arunachal Christian Revival Youth Association (ACRYA) felicitated
36 meritorious revival students, who have excelled in the Class X and XII CBSE examinations-
Attending the programme, Rev. Dr. Nyakdo Tasar advised the students to think for
holistic development of the society when they would be in good position.
Legislator Tapuk Taku asked the students to study hard to achieve the desired goal
ACRYA general secretary Domar Bomjen encouraged the students to strive for higher
The function was chaired by ACRYA president Ev. Dr. Joram Dol and Ev. Mark Bomjen,
staff worker of International Prayer Fellowship, Itanagar.
AdiSU endorses DASU demand
ITANAGAR, Jul 8: Adi Students Union (AdiSU) while endorsing the Dibang Adi Students
Union (DASU)’s demand for upgrading Dambuk SDO into independent ADC post, has demanded
the Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner to do the needful without further delay
for fulfillment of the demand.
AdiSU, in a release, said that former CM late Dorjee Khandu, responding to a memorandum
submitted by DASU, had agreed in principle to upgrade the SDO post to ADC. Accordingly,
the committee constituted for the purpose has already submitted its report in the
office DC Roing. But, the DC has not yet processed the file from her office to the
State Government for finalization on the matter, AdiSU said. It expressed doubt whether
the DC is working under influence of vested interests.
Arunachalee Karate players for Intl. Karate Championship
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Nikam Sonoliang of Arunachal Pradesh would represent India at 12th
Junior and Cadet Asian Karate Do Federation (AKF) International Karate Do Championship
beginning in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 14 to 17.
Nikam is one of the 25 players representing the country in the championship. He was
selected for the event during the 24th All India Karate Do- Federation AIKF Championship
which was held in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi in May last. He would take
part in -70kg category in Kumite. Nikam would be leaving here for New Delhi on July
10 to join the national team. The 37-member national team, including officials, would
be leaving for Tashkent on July 12.
Gora Tamar Memorial Football
ITBP to meet CCSC in final
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force team will meet Capital
Complex SC (CCSC) in the final of the first Gora Tamar Memorial State Level Football
Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on July 10.
The para military force team reached the final by defeating Bamang Taji FC 1-0 in
the semifinal today. The winner was scored by Mahesh Ekka few minute before the final
Capital Complex SC scored a goal in both halves to beat Arunachal United FC 2-0
in the second semifinals. Pani Raju (28 min) and Ngurang Abin (54 min) were the scorers.
The final match would kick start at 3 pm.
Fish breeding programme at Deomali
KHONSA, Jul 08: Tirap District Fisheries Department conducted a fish breeding programme
at Deomali today. During the day-long programme, brooders were collected from the
Deomali fish farm and hormonal injections were administered to the fishes in the
Chinese echo hatchery. The fishes were released back into the fish ponds after administering
injection and collecting necessary information.
About 6000 fry were already released in the ponds including Indian major carps and
other exotic carps. The programme was initiated by district fisheries officer Rup
Narayan Pradhan in order to increase fish production and revenue.
Pradhan expressed satisfaction over the maintenance of the fish ponds in Deomali
and urged the field staff to make extra efforts to increase fish production. It may
be mentioned here that Deomali, a foot hill area is ideal for fish farming in large
scale. The breeding programme was conducted for the first time after Rup Narayan
Pradhan joined as DFDO. DIPRO
Poor quality in construction alleged
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Alleging poor construction of Angwanwadi building at Nyopang village,
the Pai Panchayat Youth Association has demanded the department concerned not to
release payment without verification of the work.
The association alleged that the building of the said Anganwadi centre was constructed
without following the drawing and design provided for it. It blamed the negligence
of Panchayat leaders and executing department for such poor quality of work. It also
rued poor school building and other developmental works within the village.
NYWA awards APJEE toppers
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) has felicitated APJEE -2012
toppers belonging to Nyishi Community with cash awards along with merit certificates
as a token of encouragement in a function here today.
While Tagru Raju and Riba Gyadi were awarded Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively
for securing first and second place Tarh Chachu, Binod Hina Nabam and Hikum Dade
were awarded merit certificates and cash consolation prizes for their excellence
performance in APJEE 2012.
Giving away prizes to the toppers, NYWA president Tai Talley said, “This is an small
step of the association towards encouraging the meritorious students of the community.”
He assured to extend all possible support to meritorious students in future too.
Tagru Raju secured overall third rank in APJEE-2012 in PCB while Gyadi secured second
rank in PCM in the state.
Radhe Sumpa crowned Miss Apatani
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Radhe Sumpa was crowned Miss Apatani in the Summer Festival beauty
contest organized in Ziro recently. Tasso Uni and Habung Nampi were adjudged first
and 2nd runner up respectively.
The main attraction of the three days festival was participation of various cultural
troupes of the host state and Mizoram. Many folk dances of Mizo tribe like Cheraw,
Sarlamkai/Solakia, Chheihlam etc were presented. The Cheraw popularly known as Bamboo
dance enthralled the audience most. Various forgotten traditional games were also
displayed with the aim to revive them in the festival.
Another attractions of the festival were the folk dance competitions of both junior
and senior category, modern acting. Food stalls of various tribes, handloom and handicraft
exhibition stalls were also put up in the main festival ground which drew huge crowds.
Earlier, Passang Dorjee Sona, MLA-cum- Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) inaugurated
the festival in presence of MLA cum parliamentary secretary Padi Richo, Lower Subansiri
Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo, SP P.N. Khrime.
The festival was organized by the department of Tourism in collaboration with the
District Administration, Ziro.
Hundreds come together for green and clean Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Hundreds of volunteers came together to clean up Gyekar Sinyi this
morning dodging early morning showers as part of the green and clean Itanagar.
The campaign which gathered momentum through Facebook, a social networking site,
initiated by Green Pioneer group, saw the participation of three hundreds volunteers
as they joined hands in the mass cleanliness drive with its mission - “Think green,
live clean, clean Itanagar campaign for incredible Arunachal.”
Today’s volunteers in cleanliness drive included school children, college and university
students, social activists, NGOs and people from different professions.
This was the fourth cleanliness drive held at Capital Complex so far solely generated
through social networking site.
The volunteers cleaned up heaps of garbage from the lake and surrounding area and
the garbage was later disposed off near Karsingsa sinking zone.
“We are not trying to do anything new, nor do we want to change in a day, it is
just an awareness campaign with a message “be change to see the change” said Chukku
Mamma, one of the citizens instrumental in organizing the cleanliness drive.
“People should not solely expect from us, rather they should motivate people and
gear up to organize similar campaigns to bring changes in Capital,” said Dr. Tadar
Khampu Likha, one of the volunteers, devoted for the clean and green Itanagar. She
further said people should inculcate a sense of cleanliness in them.
Kobyum Zirdo, who came all the way from Bangalore to participate in the campaign
appealed to the people of the state to appreciate and support the campaign started
by youths through social networking to bring change in the state. She also appealed
parents to encourage their children to take part in such activities. Arunachal Pradesh
Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam, who
also actively participated in the cleanliness drive urged the govt departments to
come forward in maintaining cleanliness in and around the tourist spots so that tourists
Appreciating the noble initiative of the youths through facebook, Sonam said that
everybody should come forward to support such campaign.
The students from Green Mount School Itanagar and an East Kameng based NGO Kra Dadii
Club were among many who took part at the cleanliness drive.
Archaeologists to conduct survey at Oyan soil
RUKSIN, Jul 08: Barely a day after this daily carried a report about discovery of
treasure beads and archaic metallic idols at Oyan village located at Assam-Arunachal
border, the State’s Archaeological Research department has decided to conduct scientific
survey at Oyan in order to explore the archaic goods.
Circle Officer (CO) of Silley-Oyan A Perme today informed that the Archaeological
Department has shown keen interest on the matter and has decided to carry out a scientific
survey in the soil of Oyan village.
“The Director of state’s Archaeology Department informed me that it is sending a
team for conducting survey at Oyan village within second week of this month,” said
The CO has already informed the concerning Gaon Burahs and PRI leaders about the
plan of archaeology department. He urged them to guard the area to prevent any further
digging until the scientific survey is conducted.
The villagers of Oyan today assembled in a public meeting resolved to stop further
digging in search of the precious beads in the area. The meeting chaired by former
MP Nyodek Yongam later constituted a committee in the name of “Oyan Village Development
Committee” with Tamat Tako and Majit Pao as president and secretary.
It may be recalled that precious metal statues, beads like Dogne, Doksor, Dogpun,
Doglee etc and coins of pre-independent regimes were unearthed from Oyan village.
The locals expect the ground is still full of worthy pearls.
Exodus from village schools in search of better education
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: At a time when the government has come up with a legislation to
ensure that every child (6-14) of the country right from village streets to city
lawn get free and compulsory education by opening new schools through Sarva Shiksha
Abhiyan (SSA) a mission which aimed at the universalization of elementary education
in India "in a time bound manner, not all is hunky dory.
There are reports of en masse withdrawal of school leaving certificates by the children
at village schools across the state in order to seek admission in urban schools in
search of better education leaving educational institutions at villages literally
Source said that the exodus from village schools is not only a reflection of education
scenario at worst but has also made it virtually impossible for the urban schools
to manage and accommodate every new admission seeker.
It is said the schools at town has virtually turned into court room where heated
argument is exchanged every day.
“The total enrolment of my school has exceeded to 660 from 616 last year, with most
new enrolled students from rural areas,” said Chopa Tallong headmaster of government
middle school Pacha in Seppa.
The most apparent reasons of humungous transfer certificates withdrawal and switching
institutions by children, according to their parents, are due to teachers’ absenteeism
at village schools and lack of quality education.
“My children’s lives are being ruined at village school as teacher visits the school
thrice a year, first during admission, second for conduction of half-yearly exams
and third for final exam,” alleged an angry parent on being asked by this correspondent
However the authority said that the absentee teachers and their irregularity cannot
be the sole reason for mass desertion.
Kata Rangmo, DDSE East Kameng district said that there is quality education in schools
of urban areas and parents’ determination to give their wards better education is
also the reason for desertion.
While confirming the increasing number of total enrolments at schools in urban areas,
particularly at Daporijo, the Upper Subansiri DDSE opined that rush in urban school
is due to lack of infrastructure in rural schools and untimely release of teachers
salary, particularly SSA.
With trends like this, state education department needs to work harder so that students
get the best of education even in rural areas. Going by these disturbing statistics,
the vision of transforming India into literate country by universalization of elementary
education in rural areas has not yet taken off in the state.
63rd Vanamahotsava celebrated at Bhalukpong and Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The 63rd Vanamahotsava was celebrated by organizing a mass tree
plantation in the premises of Govt Middle School, Lower Bhalukpong and Industrial
estate Tipi on July 7.
A large number of people from different areas of Bhalukpong circle including the
gaon burahs, public leaders and NGOs representatives headed by EAC Bhalukpong planted
around 500 saplings in school and industrial premises to mark the occasion. This
was followed by awareness campaign held at Lower Bhalukpong, Tipi and other locations
under Bhalukpong circles.
Addressing the mammoth gathering, Bhalukpong divisional forest officer Neelam Nedo
appealed to the people to refrain from rampant destruction of forest. People should
realize the importance of trees without which existence of human life on earth is
impossible, he said. ‘Due to increase in population, demand for timber, land for
human settlement have been increased. However, the impact of human settlement in
forest area can be reduced by creating mass awareness on the need of tree plantation,
Nedo said. All people were requested to plant trees at their residential compound,
office premises etc.
The Bhalukpong EAC, headmasters of Govt Secondary School, Upper Bhalukpong and Govt
Middles School Lower Bhalukpong were also spoke on the occasion.
The forest officials headed by Daporijo forest officer (Hq) Kali Paja along with
the staff and students of Govt Bazaar Middle School, Daporijo planted 300 tree saplings
in school complex on July 5 to mark the 63rd Vanmohatsava celebration.
The students were also taught about the need of preservation of forest and impact
of rapid deforestation on environment which results in global warming, climate change
and ecological imbalance. The forest officials exhorted the students to create awareness
on the need of mass tree plantation.
Arunachalee wrestler brings laurel to state
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Upcoming Arunachalee wrestler Dada Riba won a bronze medal in 46
kg category (Greeko-Roman free style) in Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship held
in Bishkek in Kazakistan during July 5-8 last. He was one of the 13 wrestlers to
represent India in the international event. Indian team won six medals – one each
gold and silver and four bronze. The Indian team was led by four coaches.
Pune-based Army Sports Institute’s training officer Maj Rao, who had spotted Riba
during a talent search in the state in 2010 and trained him, congratulated the young
While lauding Riba for his consistent performance, Arunachal Pradesh Wrestling Association
(APWA) president Er Ratu Techi said that the Association would continue to hunt state’s
budding talents and extend all support to them for wining state, national and international
level glory. General Secretary Lokam Dari also lauded Riba for bringing laurel to
Sports & Youth Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Wanki Lowang and Arunachal Weightlifting
Association president Abram K Techi, who had sponsored Riba to ASI, also congratulated
Riba for his feat.
Riba shinned in first National Rural Tournament conducted in Kerala (January 23-26,
2009), won gold medal in National Wrestling Championship conducted in Tamil Nadu
(July 2-5, 2011), participated in Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship (August 4-7,
2011) and World Wrestling Championship (September 14-18, 2011). Meanwhile, Abraham
informed that the AWA has set up a weightlifting training centre-cum-gymnasium at
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here, which will be dedicated to the state by Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki on July 18 next.
ASI commandant Col RS Bishloi and Maj Rao have confirmed their participation while
noted global lifters of the state are expected to attend the event.
AWA had appointed national lifter and coach Ch Pramita Devi as coach recently to
train state’s high potential lifters.
Two trainers under the coach can train 30 trainees simultaneously while about 100
can be trained in a day in batches, Abraham said, adding the admission for limited
seats will begin from Monday.
Holy Mission School, Chandranagar inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Parliamentary Secretary for Law Legislative, Judicial and Education
J K Panggeng inaugurated the Holy Mission School, Chandranagar in presence of Nyapin
MLA Bamang Felix, Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering and Seppa West MLA Tani Loffa in a simple
but impressive function here this morning.
While extending his best wishes to the management of school, Panggeng lauded the
effort of the Holy Mission to initiate such noble steps for the orphan children.
He suggested the students to study hard with dedication and maintain cleanliness
in room and surrounding areas.
“The character building or nation building work starts in the classroom,” he said
while calling upon the teachers to impart best knowledge to the students. Informing
that he was given the additional charge of education, Panggeng assured to provide
every possible help from his side to help the orphan children.
Lauding the management for its noble initiatives to help the orphan children hailing
from remotest areas of state, Bamag Felix advised the teaching staff to discharge
their duty sincerely in the greater interest of the orphan children.
While appealing to the State Govt to extend help and support for the noble cause,
Felix assured help from his side and suggested the authorities not to hesitate to
approach him. Earlier, the school chairperson highlighted the aims and objectives
of the school. The day-long programme was marked by colourful cultural presentation
by the school children.
State BJP remembers Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Bharatiya Janatar Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh paid floral tributes
to its party ideologue and founder President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Dr. Shyama
Prasad Mukherjee here at State BJP headquarters on the occasion of his birth anniversary
on July 6. Dr Mukherjee was born on July 6, 1901 in Kolkata. He founded the Bharatiya
Jana Sangh in 1951.
Party leaders including State Vice President B R Wage, State General Secretaries
Tai Tagak and Dominic Tadar spoke on the occasion.
The party leaders highlighted the untiring service and contributions of Mukherjee
towards nation building. Mukherjee showed the seed of real democracy in the country,
Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was a minister in the interim government headed by Pt.
Jawaharlal Nehru. However, he resigned from the Cabinet in protest against Indian
National Congress's decision to grant Kashmir a special status and raised the slogan
"Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur Do Nishan nahi challenge" (A single country
can't have two Constitutions, two prime ministers, and two National Emblems), the
The state BJP also submitted a memorandum to the President of India through the
state Governor rejecting the Union Home Ministry report on Jammu and Kashmir which
was submitted to Centre on Oct 12, 2011. The BJP said that the report would not
help in the integration of Jammu & Kashmir.
“The report favoured resumption of the dialogue process between the Central and Hurriyat
Conference at the earliest. The report also said that no more central laws and Articles
of the Constitution should be extended to the State by Presidential order.”
While rejecting the report, the BJP demanded that Jammu-Kashmir should be treated
like all other States of the country. Article 370 gives Jammu-Kashmir a dual character.
So, it should be scrapped, said one of the demands of the BJP.
Banggo oppose establishment of JNV, Polytechnic College near JNC
ITANAGAR, Jul 8: Bogong Banggo Kebang (BBK) expressed their resentment over the proposal
for the establishment of JNV and Polytechnic College within the vicinity of the Jawaharlal
Nehru College (JNC), Pasighat.
BBK said that the development activities should be people oriented and people friendly.
The Government should not establish its projects against the sentiments of the people
just for fulfillment of wishes of some vested individuals.
The state government should remember that the land donated by the Bogong Banggo was
only for the establishments of a college and its expansion not for the implementation
of other new projects, it said.
It further informing about availability of land within Pasighat, suggested that the
government should properly utilize the land earmarked for the expansion of the college
in near future and shift the JNV and Polytechnic College to any other place within
BBK appealed to the state government and Department of Education to reconsider its
proposal immediately adding that the elected representative of the area should also
understand the feelings and sentiment of the people and look into the matter seriously.
Earlier, BBK had submitted several representations to state government and the concerned
department over the establishment of JNV and Polytechnic College especially within
the JN College campus. But, the state government is still remained a mute spectator
on this vexed issue.
Becoming pregnant too soon after a previous birth is dangerous for both mothers and
babies. In fact, enabling access to family planning so that women can delay conception
for at least three years after giving birth reduces risk of maternal and newborn
complications and could save up to 1.8 million lives each year.
However, contraception is not easily available for many. Some 222 million women around
the world who don’t want to get pregnant currently don’t have access to contraception.
This year, an estimated 80 million unintended or mistimed pregnancies will occur
in developing countries.
Meeting the entire global need for contraception could prevent 30 per cent of maternal
deaths and 20 per cent of neonatal deaths in the developing world – potentially saving
649,000 lives a year.
Globally, one in five girls will have had a child by the age of 18. Young mothers
are likely to be poor, less educated and living in rural areas, according to a new
report by Save the Children. The report further said that a woman’s lifetime risk
of maternal death – the probability that a 15 year old girl will ultimately die from
a maternal cause – is 1 in 3,800 in developed countries but 1 in 150 in developing
However, it is said that the U.S. has been a leader in helping to cut by nearly
half the number of children who die each year from preventable or treatable causes.
It is time for developing countries to formulate effective policies particularly
for young mothers.
What exactly has ATA done for teachers?
This is in reference to the letter “Ineffectual ATA and the Education Dept’ written
by A Teacher.
I, being a teacher and as an unimportant member of ATA could neither blame him nor
digest what he has written.
Whatever be the topic, he has rightly pointed out the ineffectiveness of ATA CEC
members. Till today, except demanding the high ranking officer’s post for teaching
professionals like DSE and DEE, the ATA has not done anything for the cause of teachers
in Arunachal Pradesh.
The up-loading of name of teachers in ATA website stopped with name of only those
who are in twin capitals of Arunachal Pradesh. The name and number of schools are
also not yet uploaded and there are no updates on important information, memorandums
and agendas in the web site. It was heard that ATA is sponsoring indefinite pen down
and strike. The education dept has sought 45 days time for the same which the ATA
agreed, now the time is expiring and only a week remained but there is no positive
or negative information regarding this.
What has happened to 7% DAs? What are the incentives of undergraduate teachers who
served the dept for more than 20-25 years with utmost dedication?
Why should the ADEOs/BEOs be appointed from J/Ts? Above all, are the CEC members
afraid of being transferred out from Itanagar/Naharlagun?
If not, work up to the satisfaction of teachers and keep up the name and sanctity
of ATA so that a mere member like me can also feel proud of ATA and never get humiliated
in friends circle or through dailies.
Buddha Vihar Road, Margherita
This is regarding B.Sc.MLT (Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology)
and Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology in Pathology (M.Sc.MLT path)
and job opportunities.
To do B.Sc. MLT, one has to appear the Arunachal Pradesh joint entrance examination
(APJEE) and for M.Sc.MLT pathology, one has to be nominated through All India Entrance
Examination but I regret to inform you that government of Arunachal Pradesh do not
have any job scope for these graduates and post graduates, whereas posts for Technical
officer, Scientific officer, clinical Scientist, Laboratory superintendent/Lab Manager
and District Laboratory Officer do exist in other north eastern states like Mizoram
and Meghalaya. It is also to inform you that government of Arunachal Pradesh have
spent huge amount of money for our studies to make us valuable citizens in order
to serve our people and country as whole but there is almost no job opportunities
in the state.
I would like to furnish some few important roles of Clinical laboratories and its
technical staffs. The laboratories help in finding origin of disease and its causes
thus helping in correct diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients.
The laboratory staffs also play an important role in the diagnosis of the diseases
in patients. They are involved in collection of samples for testing, preparation
of chemical reagents, analyzing and interpretation of the samples.
In today’s modern age of technology, the laboratories use various advance technologies
and sophisticated instruments and various reagents for diagnosing of disease.
Therefore, in order to run quality laboratories, a well trained, well guided person
equipped with good knowledge about laboratories is utmost needed in our state.
The Technical Officer/District Laboratory Officer plays important role in laboratory
department. He/she is responsible for the administration, management, and supervision
of laboratory works. He/she is the caretaker of laboratory activities and responsible
for quality management and supervise laboratories tests for diagnosing and treatment
of disease in a department of clinical laboratory.
Keeping in mind, above mentioned lines, Govt is kindly requested to look into the
matter deeply and keenly and take necessary steps in creating posts of Technical
Officers/ District Laboratory Officer in each district for B.Sc.MLT & M.Sc.MLT (path)
for the interest of public of our state and also helping them get proper treatments.
If we have trained professional, people do not need to go outside the state for
Graduate Medical Laboratory Technologists
Association of Arunachal
An eventful ride
The condition of the roads in Arunachal Pradesh, especially those in Naharlagun and
Doimukh areas, has worsened so miserably that people are not just getting used to
it, they have actually started to embrace it and coming up with resourceful ideas
to make their journeys as comfortable as possible.
Allow me to explain: when we travel from Naharlagun to Doimukh, we see so many potholes
of varied sizes and shapes that it appears as if we were traveling over the craters
of the moon… a heavenly feeling indeed!
The Trekkers we ride on often incline far towards on either side as they run over
these potholes; so much that one agriculturally inclined would be able to sow seeds
along the way. The potholes are deep enough to be tapped as reservoirs to meet the
water scarcity. These roads may also be used to as a special arrangement for pregnant
women to deliver on the way to the hospital, so that the delivery charge is effectively
subsidized. On the other hand, the petrol depots are having a field day since the
roads make it mandatory for drivers to drive in the low gears, thereby making the
vehicles consume more fuel. And the richest feeling we get is when we arrive at our
destinations without accident, having undergone a journey in which death seemed imminent…
These momentous feelings are capped by the traffic police who disappear during traffic
jams, making the city appear colourful and noisy, added to the glitter of vehicles
under the hot sun.
And if one’s wish to visit Disneyland and its roller coasters is not fulfilled, he/she
should try driving from Bage Tinali to Doimukh. You won’t regret the deal.
Thus we can all agree that rides on Arunachal’s roads are memorably eventful for
both the haves and the have-nots. The people of the richer class have made it a habit
of making easy money every year by asking for money for development of roads and
not doing a good job, in collusion with some crooked engineers, so that they may
ask for more funds to keep the cycle of corruption moving.
For those who don’t know, Doimukh town was established much before the capital and
other areas came into existence, blessed with the oldest higher secondary school
in 1948. Over the years the hopes of the people have diminished so far that older
residents of the area are planning to return to their parishes while the frustrated
youths are planning to flee to more comfortable places.
The haves are least bothered about the problem because they are busy flying off to
Delhi, Mumbai and European countries. They are so high up that they tend to forget
that true leaders are meant to serve the public, not the other way round. They walk
with their chests out as if they have conquered the world.
“Araam haraam hain” - the words of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru have lost their meaning. Today’s
generation is turning it into “Araam malham hain”.
The country with its institutions belongs to the people who inhabit it. When they
grow weary of the existing governance or system, they can exercise their constitutional
right to amend it, with a revolutionary fight even overthrow it.
I cannot be ignorant of the fact that many worthy and sensible citizens are desirous
of having better roads, which is a priority for a developing economy, if only the
government would hear the moans and notice the anguish….
Pay our salaries
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, we would like to make an appeal to the
concerned authorities of the Education Department to release the salaries pending
for the last four months. As the new academic session has already started and we
are being reshuffled within the district, we think transfer and posting of teachers
are not possible without payment.
Besides this, we also strongly request the state government to regularize the services
of all SSA teachers of the state in one go.
We also advice our fellow teachers not to stay at capital without permission from
their respective schools, so that officials or public do not get an opportunity
to point fingers at us. We suggest that if you are not interested in teaching, give
chance to other unemployed youths.
Meanwhile, the concerned authorities are also requested to inspect the schools regularly.
The grievances of the teachers must be solved or forwarded to the higher authorities,
so that the teachers are paid their salary regularly.
T. Panyang, K. Lego,
SSA teachers, Pasighat
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