July 10


News Impact


Free Medical camps held

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) Lohit District unit conducted free medical camps in Mengkeng and Juna villages of Namsai Circle on 3rd and 5th July respectively.

While 51 patients were treated and given free medicines at Megkeng village, 157 patients were benefitted at Juna village. The medical team of AVP was led by Dr. D.K. Pathak.


Felicitation programme

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: Angong Society felicitated meritorious students who have excelled in the class XII and Class X and NEE-II examinations 2012 at a function held  here  yesterday.

The society awarded cash prize and mementos to achievers Gamying Lego, Nungki Tali, Mumni Taboh, Rokom Tali, Ganno Lego, Kalom Tasing, Alung Lego and Kalom Lego.

The society also felicitated Urban Programme Officer Sophia Lego, Veterinary officers Lomsar Lego and Omoni Komut.

On the occasion, Angong society website -www.anggong.org was launched.

Meanwhile speaking on the occasion, society President Lipor Tali, Jotin Yangfo and Talem Melong advised the students of the society to be devoted in their study and uphold the banner of the society.


Tourism dev committee meet

Aalo Jul 9:  Various tourism infrastructure and assets in West Siang district would be assessed and inspected by a team constituted for the purpose before the properties are given on lease. It was decided in a meeting of the District Level Tourism Development Committee meeting held in Deputy Commissioner’s chamber on July six last.

The committee would inspect the all tourism related projects and assets in Menchuka, Tato, Kaying, Liromoba, Yomcha, Darak, Kamba Aalo, Tirbin, Basar, Likabali and summit reports on findings within two weeks, the meeting resolved.

The meeting found majority of tourism projects in the district incomplete. The process of giving tourism assets on lease has also been suspended temporarily.

The Chairman cum Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete urged all the DLTDC members to prepare a District Tourism Master Plan and submit the same in the next DLTDC meeting. He also emphasised for giving more preference to develop Menchuka area as Tourist destination in West Siang District. DIPRO.


ZPM seeks action against teacher

ITANAGAR, Jul 9:  Claiming that junior teacher of government secondary school Parsi-Parlo in Kurung Kumey district is yet to report to the school even though the academic session has already commenced since June, Parsi-Parlo Zilla Parishad Member today urged the district administration to take stern action against the absentee teacher.  Further PR leader stated that seven days more will be given to the teacher for joining at school.


Union demands  action against BDO

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte and Tarak Langdi Students Union (APCYGTSU) today served fifteen days time to district administration to act against Block Development Officer of Palin, alleging misuse of national rural employment guarantee act (NREGA) at  Palin CD block. It said that despite ultimatum served to ADC Pania no action has been taken against the officer.

The Union further demanded posting of regular BDO.


Post doctor: Org

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: All India Rajiv Gandhi Vichar Manch International, national secretary today claimed that patients at Gensi area under Sibe circle in West Siang are facing hardship due road blockade triggered by heavy rainfall and the absence of doctor at Community Health Centre (CHC).

The CHC is presently run by Auxiliary Nurse Mid-Wife (ANM) and the doctors posted at CHC have not yet joined duty, he said and urged the department concerned  to depute doctors immediately along with sufficient medicines.


Name misused, association alleges

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: All Pai Panchayat Youth Association today clarified that the news item published on July 9 with headline “poor quality of construction alleged” in regards to Nyopang village was not sent by the association.

It said that name of the organisation was misused by someone who is not member of the association. It further said that news item was misleading and baseless.


APPDSU urges teachers to serve at rural areas

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Overcrowding of teachers in urban areas of Papum Pare district has deprived the poor students of their study in the interior area of the district. The situation has aggravated as the teachers are unwilling to join the schools in interior areas despite transfer order issued by the higher authority, according to All Papum Pare District Students Union.

The District Students Union, which has been advocating for proportionate distribution of teachers in all schools of the district, said that many teachers were transferred from the Capital region to interior schools of the district. But those transferred teachers are running from pillar to post for cancellation/retention of their transfer order instead of joining at their respective posting places, it said.

The APPDSU requested the transferred teachers to immediately join at their respective posting place and also urged the concern principals, headmasters to release them without delay. It further appealed to the  Papum Pare deputy commissioner and Deputy Director of School Education not to cancel the posting orders and issue standing directives for immediate joining of transferred teacher at their posting places.

Teachers should not compromise with the quality of education in rural area, the Union said and requested the public leaders and Panchayat members not to intervene in transfer process of the teachers.

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Govt to regularize encroached land

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: In a controversial decision Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to start process of regularization of government land occupied by private individuals, state and central government establishment in capital complex and also in all districts of state with immediate effect.

A decision to this affect was taken by state cabinet to apparently ‘plug the leakage of revenue mobilization in various departments’. Item No. 3 of cabinet notification issued on 8th June by Joint Secretary (Cabinet), Government of Arunachal directed land management department to initiate and examine regularization process after proper survey and verification as per existing Acts and Rule.

The notice further reads, “All Government land remaining unused under the occupation of central government agencies, corporation, central Para- Military Forces and State Government department located in various places within and outside state should be reverted back to the state government and taken over by the land management department immediately.”

There is no doubt that state government need to take drastic measures for revenue generation in the state.

However decision for regularization of government land occupied by private individuals might encourage land grabber and land mafias to indulge in more land encroachment of government land. There are reports of rampant land encroachment of government land in various parts of state with state capital being worst affected.

Not surprisingly, majority of encroachments in capital complex have been done by government officers including senior bureaucrats and high profile government officers and politicians.

According to a source, immense pressure has been put on state government by these high profile groups of people for the regularization of government land occupied by them.

In recent month members of Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) had taken up strong movement against government land encroachers in the state capital.

Last November ALSU had conducted survey in capital complex and found that 80% of land encroachers are government employees and remaining from other walks of life. It will be interesting to see how student unions and concern citizens of state react to this cabinet decision.



Centre commits to holistic development of Arunachal: PM

NEW DELHI, Jul 09: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh here at South Block, Raisana Hill to discuss on various issues concerning the state.

Dr Singh, who gave a patient hearing to Tuki, reassured the Center’s concern for the state, its people and the commitment for its holistic development. He hinted there would be no-shortcomings from the Central Government when it comes to the welfare and development of Arunachal Pradesh.

The recent devastating floods and damages caused to life and property figured prominently in the discussion.

The Chief Minister narrated in details the loss incurred by the state in the recent  floods. Torrential rains had created havoc across the state in the last few weeks cutting off several parts and causing irreversible damages to infrastructure like roads, bridges and culverts besides taking a couple of lives.

Appreciating the Prime Minister for taking time out to take stock of the flood situation in Assam, Tuki asserted that the loss and damages caused to Arunachal is of no less magnitude. He appealed the Prime Minister to depute a central team to visit the state and assess the ground reality. In this regard, he informed, a request for the same has already been intimated to the Union Home Ministry.

The Chief Minister also explained in details the financial difficulties being faced by the state in absence of adequate resource generating capabilities of its own. He said the State Government and the people of Arunachal have very high expectations from the Central Government. On his part, Tuki assured judicious utilization of central funds and timely completion of each and every project.

Tuki, meanwhile, reiterated the support extended to the UPA’s Presidential Candidate, Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of the state Congress as the CLP leader.



Ganga Lake; forgotten tourist spot

Amar Sangno

ITANAGAR, Jul 09:  Gone are the days when tourists flocked Gyakar Sinyi popularly known as Ganga Lake, few kilometers from the state Capital.  

However over the last one year, the lone tourist hot spot of state capital has become a forlorn lake and no longer attracts tourist as compared to the last two years.

Apart from floating bottles and garbage heaps, the lake is reportedly a den for illegal fishing and rampant felling of trees in and around the Lake. Even the infrastructure within the Lake is in tatters.

The lake is not under the care of only one department but three; tourism, fishery and the forest; however none of them seems interested for the up gradation and maintenance of lake.

Meya Dodum, wife of caretaker of the Lake Sama Dodum while interacting with this correspondent said that none of the department is coming forward to take up the matter concerning the Lake.

“In spite of our repeated pleas for the renovation and maintenance of infrastructures and erection of concrete dustbins, the tourism department has not paid any attention,” she added.

She also informed that at many occasions they have caught people openly fishing and felling tree. However she said that they are unable to take action to stop such illegal acts.  

Due to lack of civic sense, cleanliness and responsibilities among the youths, who often visit the Lake, the situation has worsened, she said.

If the departments responsible for the Park do not come forward to take up responsibilities to maintain the lake, the glory of lone lake would soon be gone, no matter how many clean drives are organized.



Papum Pare, N.Lakhimpur to initiate joint patrolling along the boundary

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: As a sequel to the joint meeting held in June last year at the chamber of DC Capital another round of interaction meeting was held today in Yupia between the district administrations of Papum Pare and North Lakhimpur.

Pige Ligu and Dr Dr Anwaruddin Choudhury consented to carry out joint patrolling along the boundary and initiate action against any encroachment on the both sides of the boundary.

A similar kind of meeting was held on April 7 last at Gohpur, Assam between Sonitpur and Papum Pare administrations wherein a committee comprising of officers of both districts was  constituted who shall jointly patrol the boundary areas and initiate action against any encroachment on the both sides of the boundary.

Accordingly in today’s meeting the same strategy was resolved to be implemented in case of Lakhimpur and Papum Pare district too. Both the DCs agreed to conduct a formal meeting very soon at Lakhimpur to keep the cordial relation. Other issues pertaining to protection of forests from wanton encroachment, preservation of wildlife, keeping provision for elephant corridor and elephant sanctuary were discussed in the meeting.

Lakhimpur SP PK Bhuyan, Papum Pare SP Nabam Gungte, host of administrative officers including ADC Yupia, SDO (Sadar), EACs and COs of Papum Pare attended the meeting.

The meeting was informal in nature but various issues pertaining to maintenance of peace and tranquility along the border was discussed.

Ligu thanked DC and SP of Lakhimpur for visiting Yupia.



Students on dharna against SP

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Adi Students Union (AdiSU) staged a three hours dharna at DC office premise in Pasighat today demanding action against SP East Siang Pushpendar Kumar for allegedly misbehaving with students during the visit of the chief minister to Pasighat in April this year.

Obuk Gao General Secretary of the  AdiSU informed that AdiSU had lodged complaint at PS Pasighat on the same day complaining against the misbehaviour but there has been no registration of the case.

 AdiSU today submitted a memorandum demanding registration of criminal case against the officer, his immediate suspension and transfer from Pasighat and a public apology from him to AdiSU and ABK and women.

It threatened to initiate another agitation if action were not taken against the SP.

The ADC while responding to the demands reportedly promised to apprise the matter to higher authority.

The dharna ended peacefully but students shouted slogans against the SP.  

Around 200 students from D.Ering Hr Sec School, IGJ Hr Sec.School, JN College and other schools of township took part in agitation.




AAPSU protests school admission of Chakma-Hajong students

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has vehemently protested the granting of admission to 39 students belonging to Chakma and Hajong refugees in Kharsang and Miao Higher Secondary Schools at the direction of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

Referring to a letter to Secretary (Political), Government of Arunachal Pradesh by Dr L.Mishra, Special Adviser, NCPCR last month directing admission of Chakma and Hajong Refugee (CHR) students in Kharsang and Miao Higher Secondary Schools, AAPSU in its letter to Chief Secretary said that as many as 39 students belonging to Chakma and Hajong Refugees have been reportedly given admission in both the schools at the cost of Indigenous Child’s right.

“AAPSU is not against the right to education policy but it opposes the insensitive act of the NCPCR which mostly affected the children of Singpho and Tangsa community. This act seems to be purported at the behest of Chakma and Hajong refugee lobbyist without weighing the pros and cons at the ground level because the indigenous children are also finding it difficult to get admission in schools due to lack of infrastructure and requisite man power,” the letter said.

“The mandate of NCPCR as proclaimed by them to protect, promote and defend child rights should not be confined to children of Chakma and Hajong refugees only. It should also cover the indigenous children so that they could also enjoy the benefit out of their compassionate policies. “The Chakma Hajong refugees have now ventured out of their allotted blocks and are actively involved in usurping lands of indigenous people, the letter said while pointing out the various problems being created by the Chakma Hajong refugees in the state. AAPSU claimed that about 80 percent cadres of United People Democratic Fronts (UPDF), a terror group active in Changlang and Lohit district, are belonged to Chakma Hajong refugees.

Taking into account the threat and future probable implications, AAPSU while voicing for child rights of indigenous students on priority basis urged the CS to immediately take necessary step, so that the basic rights of indigenous students are not compromised at any cost.



Consultative workshop on bear conservation

Maksam Tayeng  

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: A consultative workshop on ‘Conservation Action Plan for Bears in Arunachal Pradesh’ organized by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) was held at PCCF office today.

Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury, DC North Lakhimpur, who is a die-heart conservationist while speaking on the status of bear said that out of four bear species found in India,  three species namely Asiatic/Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Sun Bear and Slot Bear are found in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dr Choudhury, who has been working for more than 20 years for conservation of flora and fauna, further informed that there is some information about the presence of Brown Bear, the fourth species which is yet to be confirmed though.

The workshop was held in continuation to prepare a state wise Action Plan for the ‘21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management’ to be held from November 26-30 at New Delhi which is being organized by Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of India, Wildlife Trust of India and Wildlife Institute of India supported by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

All the attending officers including DFOs, RFOs and others gave their inputs in formulating the action plan. PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden L. K Pait and Senior Director WTI Dr Rahul Kaul also spoke at the programme.



Tawang DC visits Mahabodhi Centre for less fortunate

TAWANG, Jul 09: Tawang Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen along with APO Sangey Tsering visited the Mahabodhi Centre Tawang --a centre to assist less fortunate-- to spend time with the destitute elders and children of the society.

The DC  visited the dormitories, kitchen, recreation hall and the office of the center and distributed sweets and light refreshing items like juice and had interaction with the elders and the children. He also listened to their difficulties and problems. The DC was highly impressed by the work of the Mahabodhi Centre. He urged the staff to work with the same zeal and enthusiasm and suggested the Director to explore more options for funds.

Lollen promised to contribute 5 quintal rice every month in individually capacity during his stay at Tawang as DC. He also assured all possible help from the district administration in future for the welfare of the less fortunate.

Earlier, Ven. Panyarak-khita, Director of the Center, explained the details of their project before the visiting DC and also highlighted the main difficulties and problems faced by the centre, especially in ration supply.

Later, Lollen accompanied by the Director of the Centre visited the new building of the Manabodhi Society being constructed by the IFCD, Tawang.

The Mahabodhi centre Tawang is a branch of Mahabodhi Society, Bangalore. It was started in 2008 and located at a place called Teli, 10kms from the main town.

The centre provides shelter, food and clothing to less fortunate elders who are either orphans or neglected by families or just cannot support due to poverty.

At present there are 10 elders living at the centre. It also provides hostel for poor children from remote villages with accommodation, food and medical free of cost. At present, the centre has 25 children, including some from Blaiteng, one of the farthest and remote villages of the district. DIPRO



Mithun health awareness prog organized

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum-Pare in collaboration of Department of Animal Husbandry and Vaterinary  organized a Mithun Health awareness programme for building capacity of Mithun owners to keep their livestock healthy and disease free at Kimin Panchayat hall on July 6.

All together, 30 inquisitive Mithun owners from different villages, including Dorpa, Lora, Badda, Belo and Komasikki of Kimin area benefitted from the awareness programme.

Dr. T. Heli, Programme Coordinator, who led his team of Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) of his Kendra exhorted the Mithun owners for exploiting the productive potentials of the animal, other than meat, such as milk, work power. He stressed the need for conservation of natural habitats of Mithuns.

Dr. K Basar, Disease Investing Officer, Nirjuli stressed the need for timely de-worming and vaccination against infectious diseases like Foot & Mouth Diseases (FMD) and Heamorrhagic scepticeamia (HS) to all cloven footed animals in order to prevent disease out break. He also suggested the participants to co-operate with the veterinary team during routine animal health check up and treatment of animals. He informed the participants that vaccines for prevention of diseases and treatment of animals are provided free of cost by the state dept. He suggested the farmers to avail the benefit of the free vaccines, medicines and services of the veterinary staff in the area.  

On behalf of the participants, Takio Kapa of the recently inaugurated Community Mithun rearing Centre, Lora Puttu highlighted the initiative taken by the Mithun owners of the area for conservation of Mithun by separately demarcating extensive community forest through trench digging and fencing on self-help basis. He urged the state govt  for adequate vaccines, medicines and services in addition to funding supports for the sustainability of their Community Mithun Centre.

Earlier, Dr. Takio Taram, Vety Officer, Kimin, lamented lack of awareness among farmers on timely vaccination of domestic animals and poultry birds etc. to prevent diseases. They remember the dept (vety) only when diseases break out, he said and requested all the participants to take the benefit of the awareness programme and spread the message to their neighborhood the need for timely prevention of diseases through vaccination by cooperating with the veterinary team from time to time.

Later, the Krishi Vigyan team mobilized the Mithun rearers participating in the programme for formation of the “Mithun Club” to be promoted by the Kendra under sponsorship of National Bank of Agri. & Rural Development (NABARD), Itanagar.  Dr. Heli  explained the modalities of ‘Mithun Club’ functioning and benefits such as identifying training needs, easy credit supports from banks and effective service delivery from concern extension functionaries.



APLS pays tribute to Hiren Bhattacharjya

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: The 38th literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) was held at the conference hall of JN State Museum here yesterday, chaired by APLS president Y D Thongchi.

The literary session started with floral tributes to Hiren Bhattacharjya, the departed poet of Assam, followed by observing one minute silence by the members present in his memory. The contribution of late Bhattacharjya (Hiruda) was recapitulated by Y D Thongchi, N J Deori and Mukul Pathak along with recitation of his poems.

APLS general secretary Tokong Pertin also spoke on Hiruda.

Further, the members of APLS expressed their joy and happiness for achievement made by Arunachalee weightlifters in international events and described it as the glory of the State.

The yesterday’s literary sitting was also attended by Lobsang Wangchu Bapu, the writer of just released novel ‘Khandumna’s Curse, Lovers & Witches in the Eastern Himalayas’, who read out a portion of the novel.

Later, the literary sitting was initiated with self-composed melodious ghazal by Anu Basar. Lisa Ghosh recited an English poem ‘The White Moons’ while Habung Dunya read out some part of a book – Paulo Coelho on writing.

Milli Ossen read out read out own creative story – ‘There’s still much left to see’ as Gaby M Damin recited an English poem – ‘When I Lost That Girl’.

Dr A K Pandey presented a ghazal and a poem titled ‘Loktantra ke Charon Kwambe Bhrasht Ho Gaya’.

Inumoni Das Borah read out an Assamese poem titled ‘Anirbapito’, dedicated to Hiruda. R N Koley presented a Bengali poem ‘Shartaheen Bhalobasha’ (Unconditional Love) while Dr Pekba Ringu presented an article – ‘An Afternoon with Dev Anand’.



Tree plantation, cleanliness drive mark Van Mohotsava

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society (BAYWS) and Upper Subansiri Youth Federation (USYF) jointly celebrated the Van Mahotsav by organizing Tree plantation and cleanliness drive at Rijo Primary School, Daporijo.

Over 140 seedlings were planted in the school campus by members of BAYWS and USYF and school children in presence of District Forest Officers and staff of the school.

The school students were explained about global warming and its causes like rapid deforestation by BAYWS president Karda Natam. He advised them to plant more trees to save mother earth from the menace.

Headmaster of the school Timpu Maying also explained the importance of planting more trees to maintain ecological balance.

Meanwhile, BAYWS has announced award for three best children plant caretakers to encourage young children to care for environment. The awards would be given during Van Mahotsava celebration next year.



Gammon agrees to complete Seppa-ChayangTajo road on time

Staff Reporter

SEPPA, Jul 09:  Gammon India Private Limited have agreed to complete the Seppa to Chayang Tajo road project within stipulated time frame by speeding up its works. The company has been executing the work under PWD since last two years.

The agreement came after a public meeting called by Chayang Tajo Town Planning and Development Committee (CTTPDC) under the Chairmanship of Sanjay Tajo Sonam which was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Chayang Tajo Jallas Pertin, Gammon India Project manager, SDO in charge Dahey Sangno and students unions and public leaders, following the reported slow-progress of the project.

After hectic parley the house adopted eight points resolution, where it said Gammon India should complete the project according to specification of DPR within the stipulated time frame in March 2013 next.

It also resolved to constitute a technical committee comprising of local stake holders for ensuring speed and quality of work.

It further added that the committee will submit monthly progress report to ADC Chayang Tajo regarding the progress of work.

The committee and district administration further added that Gammon India should mobilize tools and plant (TNP) along with man power required for early completion of the project. Further, for the safety measure, it was resolved in the meeting  that all public should support the local administration in ensuring arrest of the offenders against Gammon India under non-bailable section of the law.

It also strongly resolved that the company should not pay the local public for quarrying activities with exception to rental for use of land as royalties are payable to government of Arunachal Pradesh and Gammon should obtain prior permission from local administration in acquisition of quarries, the resolution added.

Meanwhile local administration urged the public and PR leaders for active participation to expedite the project and it also lodged protest against Gammon India for untimely change and transfer of project managers and key engineers during the execution of road.



Gora Tamar Memorial Football final today

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) team would lock horns with Capital Complex SC in the final of the first Gora Tamar Memorial  State Football Tournament  at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow  at 2.30 pm.

The ITBP and Capital Complex SC reached final defeating Bamang Taji FC and Arunachal United FC respectively in the semifinals yesterday.

MLA Markio Tada would attend tomorrow’s grand finale.

Meanwhile, the organizing committee of the tournament informed that a friendly football match was played between Gora XI  and Gora Ko XI today in which the Gora Ko XI defeated the Gora XI 4-1.



Arunachalee team attends NIC at Srinagar

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: ‘From remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh to a far off land - Jammu & Kashmir - stepping outside the state for the first time and journeying by train for the first time, was an experience that broadened our mental horizon as to how big the world is and how diverse is India.

This was the common expression of Tatam Teli Camdir, Tassar Mama, Bengia Adam, Tamchi Dumper, Tok Hari, Ngurang Yame, Tadar Mema and Nguri Kuki, who arrived here Sunday after attending the eight-day National Integration Camp (NIC) at Srinagar from June 26 last, which they expressed while narrating their camp experience to state National Youth Project president HP Biswas and vice president Pradeep Kumar here today.

Their trip embraced the gamut of experiences, such as the train journey and the maiden encounter with eunuchs who clapped their palms typically to demand money; preparing chapatti, serving food, showcasing Arunachalee songs and dances; teaching the Kashmiri youth songs and Rikam Pada dance while learning their songs; boat ride in Dal Lake; roaming the streets of the ‘Paradise on Earth’ unhindered; and above all, interacting with Netrapal Singh, a dreaded Chambal dacoit who had surrendered at the behest of NYP president Dr Subba Rao to join national mainstream in 1969.

Singh had come all the way from Uttar Pradesh to tell the campers that nothing could be achieved through violence as there is no substitute for love and peace.  

“We have no words to express our unforgettable experience. We have learnt a lot and made innumerable friends which will hold us in good stead in time to come,” they said almost in univocally with happiness writ all over their faces.   

They sang a Kashmiri number as proof of their gain, true to what J&K Youth Services & Sports Minister R S Chib had said in his inaugural address, that the NICs are held to promote the sense of unity in diversity among the youth of the nation by bringing them together irrespective of regions and religions.   

The multi-ethnic identity of India’s unique civilization has flourished over centuries and is still alive, unlike other civilizations. Hence the youth should uphold the cultural ethos of Indian civilization, which he said forms the binding factor in the unparalleled India’s unity in diversity.

Chib was all appreciation for Dr SN Subba Rao for introducing multi-lingual and multi-cultural identities of the Indian nation as depicted in the presentation, ‘Bharat ki Santan’.

Youth Hostels Association of India (J&K) president M S Pandit described youth as the asset of the country, while Gandhi Global Family state president S P Verma advocated that the ideology of Gandhiji is the only way to bring peace in the world.

A host of top ranking officers addressed the 338 youth from 25 states across the country attending the camp, organized by the union ministry of youth affairs and sports and NYP in collaboration with J&K department of youth services and sports.


APSTC buses needs maintenance

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the recent APSTC bus accident in Kimin. It happened so that last week I was travelling along with my parents from Kimin to Itanagar in an Arunachal Pradesh State transport bus. I could see that our bus was dirty, shabby and looked as if unwashed           for a year. I could also hear the broken windows and grills making a jingling sound. Still we continued our journey. But before reaching Pohumara something went wrong with our bus and it took U turn and fell down in the nearby pool. But with God’s grace none of us had a major injury, though all the passengers were in panic and fear due to the sudden accident. Now my question to the concerned authority is that why are we made to travel in a same old dilapidated bus which threatens the safety and security of the passengers. I also don’t understand what our bus staffs are doing. They are being paid by the government to look after the maintenance of the bus. So our bus Staff needs to be more focused on their duty and reduce their intake of alcohol while driving. As a resident of Kimin I would like to request the concern department to replace our old bus with a new one. My  request also goes to the leaders and the denizens of Kimin  kindly pay attention to the above mentioned.


Bengia Taja




Please join your school

Dear Editor,

It has come to our notice that many teachers have been transferred and posted to various interior schools of Papum Pare District by the Deputy Director of School Education, but due to the negligence of teachers and their reluctance to serve in rural areas, the interior schools of the district are without teachers.

Particularly, in my school, four teachers have been posted since last academic session and none of them have joined their duties till date.

It is beyond understandable why these teachers namely Karluk Sora and Okeng Dai (posted last academic year), Rujap Doni, Nyajum Yinyo (posted this year)   have not joined their place of duty.

Due to such negligence attitude of teachers,  the schools of interior are stagnated when it comes to teaching and learning process. Also it is not understood why the authority concerned have not taken action against those teachers who have ignored the orders of the higher authorities.


Nabam Tadap


SMC, Govt ME School




Save our environment

Dear Editor,

Of late,  the people  of  Arunachal Pradesh are becoming more aware on the need of clean environment.  

The people are now opposing any kind of activities which may cause health hazard and pollute our environment.

People in the state are launching an agitation to protect our environment and maintain hygienic life.

Unfortunately, rapid urbanization and  industrialization have become a major cause of environmental pollution.

The environmental awakening of general masses is a welcome sign. It would make Arunachal a better place to live in.


Simal Ranje

Seppa, East Kameng



Bad educational scenario

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed newspaper, I would like to apprise the authorities about the sorry educational scenario of Pangin -Boleng areas. Most of the schools in these areas are running with one or two teachers. Teachers are mostly concentrated in Pasighat and nearby plain areas of East Siang. They are not ready to come and serve in these areas. There is not a single educational institution of repute in Pangin-Boleng area.

Therefore, I would request and appeal the authorities to establish the JNV school at Pangin-Boleng areas instead of JN college complex.






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Water crisis

Demand for safe drinking water in India is growing at alarming rate  as the millions of people lack access to it till date. The situation is getting worse  due to mismanagement of water resources. Experts feel that drinking water crisis in our country is predominantly a man-made problem. Poor water management, corruption, industrial and human waste have caused this water supply crunch and rendered what water is available practically useless due to the huge quantity of pollution.

A new study by the Asian Development Bank  finds that in Asia and the Pacific region 29 billion cubic meters of water is lost each year - enough to fill more than 11 million Olympicsized swimming pools  – causing Asia’s water utilities to lose more than $9 billion in revenue each year.

The study identifies seven universal themes to serve as a model for replication by water utilities: corporatization for better accountability; economic sustainability; unaccounted-for-water reduction; holistic approach to manage water resources including water supply and wastewater management; staff productivity; collaborative engagement amongst government, utilities and society; and inclusive approach to addressing the needs of the urban poor.

In our country, government must balance competing demands between urban and rural, rich and poor, the economy and the environment. An immediate solution to India’s water crisis is to change water management practices by regulating usage with effective legislation.