Library Movement would transform Arunachal society: CRPF chief
CALSOM pledges all support to spread the joy of reading
ITANAGAR, Jul 23: The reader-activists of the Lohit Youth Libraries have spiritedly
set in motion a strong enthusiasm for reading among the youth around them. And this
will surely spread and pave the way for a social transformation in Arunachal, said
Arun Kumar Rai, Dy Commandant, 186 Bn CRPF.
Addressing a packed audience of young readers, library activists, parents, teachers
and govt. officials at the 6th Annual Day celebrations of the VT-AWIC Youth Library
Network at Tezu, the Dy Commandant on behalf of the Commandant declared to loud cheers
that “A new Ganga (of learning) will flow from the Himalayas. He also pledged full
support of the CRPF towards the all round advancement of the Arunachali youth. He
gave away the Youth Library awards to the reader-activists and volunteers for their
committed efforts for promoting reading in the community.
Kr. Ashish Singh, Cl. X, Govt Hr. Sec School, Tezu and Animai Chikro, Cl. 8, KGBV
Wakro have won the prestigious Outstanding Library reader-activist Award 2012 for
their manifold contributions to strengthen the youth library movement. Special mementos
were also presented to the , Library I/cs Etalo Mega of Bamboosa Library and Monica
Kalita of Police Welfare Children’s Library, Tezu for their selfless contribution
to the development of reading habits for the last 5 years. The Library Network has
also declared prizes for committed leadership, creative writing, regularity at the
libraries, and for spiritedly running seven vacation mini-libraries in Apr-May months
in Wakro circle.
Describing the encouraging impact of the youth libraries in the community, Bajai
Pul, Chairman, CALSOM and patron of Totochan Library, Hawai, lauded the reader-activists
for their consistent efforts to spread the joy of reading across remote areas of
Lohit and Anjaw. He declared CALSOM’s commitment to go all out to promote better
reading habits and educational standards in the Mishmi society, by adopting innovative
skits on socially relevant themes. He also thanked the DDSEs and the Head Masters
for the full support extended to the library programmes.
Speaking on behalf of Headmasters, M.M. Borgohain, HM, Govt Mid School, Changliang,
remarked that the young activists have been able to stimulate several govt school
students to start library reading habits and thanked the library teams for strengthening
the learning environment in the schools they visited. S N. Dwivedi, observed that
as a parent he found that readers have substantially improved their learning habits;
and made the home environment more joyful by better behaviour. Looking back over
his last 5 years as a Bamboosa Library reader, Kr. Abhinav Dwivedi (cl. X, KV Tezu)
saw himself evolving from a care-free youth to an avid reader. “Bamboosa Library
not only provided us books, but the love of books!,” he declared. Echoing similar
feelings, Kr. Ashish Mishra (cl. X, KV Tezu), stressed upon the very reader-friendly
environment of the Bamboosa Library. “The supporting nature of library I/cs strengthens
our reading habits.”
The highlight of the Celebrations was a series of lively presentations of skits,
poem recitations and story reading by the reader-activists, which drew loud applauses
from the audience. Jayshree Jaykumar, a former reader-activist, set the tempo with
a melodious rendering of a carnatic hymn, followed by Kr. Ashish Singh and Km. Arpita
Dwivedi, reading out a story and a Hindi poem respectively, both their own compositions.
Next was a group recitation “Topsy Turvy World” by Arpita, while Purabi Nath and
team brought alive a Malayalam legend of a folk-healer. Equally impressive was the
Grimm’s folktale “Rupanzel” by Kr. Deep Das and team in which young Gitanjali shone
as an autocratic wife, with Dilip Chetri playing a perfect hen-pecked husband! Audience
sat charmed as little Nikita and Kanchan, readers of Police welfare Children’s Library
effortlessly cast a magic around with their poetry rendering. The concluding items
were two lively group recitations by the Govt Middle School Changliang “Sabzi rasoi”
and CALSOM Primary School “Wheels of the bus go...”, bringing home the truth of “Each
one can teach many”. These items had been taught just the previous day by Bamboosa
Library readers in the Reading workshops held in these schools, as a part of the
annual day programmes. The celebrations could thus cover more than 500 students in
and around Tezu.
The Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries read out the benedictory messages received
from patrons from UK, USA and India, and gratefully remembered the contribution and
generous support of several dedicated friends of the Movement during the last 5 years.
The Celebrations in Wakro circle will be held at Wakro on Jul 28.
Orgs deplore attack on scribe, demand arrest of culprit/s
ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Press releases condemning the life attempt on the associate editor
of this daily Tongam Rina are still pouring in from various organizations.
Describing the attack as inhumane and act of cowardice, All Tirap District Students
Union (ATDSU) said that nobody has the right to take law into their own hands and
terrorize the peace loving fellow citizens.
The union demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the attack and award
them exemplary punishment.
Papum Pare District Bar Association president Nabam Jollaw and Secy General Taba
Tadhe Goyang have strongly condemned the attack on the journalist and appealed to
the Police department to arrest the culprit/s at the earliest and book under appropriate
section of the law. The PPDBA urged the authority to hand over the case to CBI if
the state police is unable to crack the journalist’s shooting case.
PPDBA members prayed to almighty for speedy recovery of the Journalist.
Condemning the attack on the journalist in strongest term, Tang-Shang Rhong Union
of Changlang district said that it is an attack on freedom of media as well as Govt.
The Police administration and the state Govt. must understand the public outcry instead
of mere assurance. Every citizen of the state should cooperate the police administration
to nab the culprit immediately to give exemplary punishment as well as restore peace
in the minds of not only the press fraternity but also general public.
“No one should protect the criminal, as criminal has no tribe, community, caste
or religion,” the Union said and appealed all to help the police in identifying and
apprehending the culprit/s.
The union prayed for early recovery of her health and expressed its solidarity with
the journalists and the press fraternity in their fight for justice.
ASUS decries lack of power and water supply
ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Non-supply of drinking water and electricity to the Arunachal Bhawan
and Circle House, Shillong have badly affected the boarders, particularly the students
during this admission session in Shillong, said Arunachal Students Union Shillong
(ASUS) in a release today. There has been complete darkness and scarcity of drinking
water for many months in the Bhawan and Circuit House due to non-payment of water
and electricity bills, the Union said.
The ASUS appealed to the concern authorities to pay the electricity and water bills
at the earliest so that the Arunachal people, particularly students do not suffer
for their no faults.
Meanwhile, pointing our the hardship being faced by the Arunachalee people at Arunachal
Bhawan, Shillong, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) appealed to the state Govt
take steps for payment of electricity and water bills as early as possible.
ITANAGAR, Jul 23: All Arunachal Commerce Students Association (AACSA) today demanded
the state government for the establishment of commerce college in the state for
imparting quality education to the students aspiring for Commerce discipline.
Claiming that there are less job opportunities for students of this discipline, the
Association in a representation to the state Govt demanded for job preference to
Commerce graduates during recruitment in various departments particularly to the
posts of accountant, auditor, cashier etc. It also requested the government to conduct
competitive examinations for the posts of divisional accountant under the concern
ITANAGAR, Jul 23: While reacting to formation of Arunachal Naga Students Federation
(ANSF), All Tirap District Students Union (ATDSU) in a release said that ATDSU would
not recognize any association or union formed in the name of students without consultation
with District Student Union and the public of the district.
“ANSF has been formed without any prior consultation with the All Tirap District
Students Union (ATDSU) and the public of Tirap district,” ATDSU claimed.
ITANAGAR, Jul 23: All Sagalee Dopum Charitable Society felicitated Ngurang Mana on
securing 9.2 CGPA in Class X CBSE 2012.
On the occasion, President and advisor of the society Ngurang Takap and Er Ngurang
Sania advised the youths of the society to devote in their study and become responsible
For safe and secure environment for women
In May last, the Union Cabinet provided its nod to the ‘Protection of Women from
Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill’. The bill was brought forward after a group
of ministers addressed concerns regarding burden of proof in cases of sexual harassment
earlier rested with the employer.
Bringing domestic workers also within its ambit, the bill makes it mandatory for
all workplaces, including homes, universities, hospitals, government and non-government
offices, factories, other formal and informal work places to constitute an internal
committee for redress of complaints.
Prepared after extensive consultations with various stakeholders including lawyers
and civil society organizations, the forthcoming bill has the potential of bringing
about a positive impact on women’s participation in work.
The Indian Constitution guaranteed the gender equity under Article 14, 15 and 21
which includes protection from sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity
and it is hoped that the proposed Bill against sexual harassment of women at the
workplace will get the approval from both the Houses during the ensuing Monsoon Session
of Parliament. If the Bill is passed it would help women secure their fundamental
right as citizens to practice any profession or any occupation in an equitable, safe
and secure environment.
The parliamentary committee’s recommendations for the inclusion of domestic workers
as part of the bill is therefore an important development, as it will cover 4.75
million of India’s domestic workers, accounting for 30 per cent of the female workforce
in the country’s unorganized sector.