July 11



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006




KKSU opposes teacher transfer

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Claiming that majority of schools under West Siang district have fallen short of teachers, Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) has strongly protested the reported transfer of two teachers from Liromoba to other district.

Claiming transfer of two Assistant Teachers (AT/A), one each, from GHSS, Liromoba and Govt. Primary School Bopu, Liromoba to Kurung Kumey district, KKSU in a memorandum to DSE appealed for immediate cancellation of the transfer orders failing which the students union threatened to launch democratic movement.

The DSE was also apprised of the problems faced by the students particularly of Liromoba and Tirbin due to acute shortage of subject teachers. KKSU appealed him to make necessary arrangement for posting senior teachers (STs) in English, History, Geography, Political       Science, Economics, Hindi and Junior Teacher in Physics, Chemistry, PT, NCC and Scouts Guides at GHSS, Liromoba  and two junior teachers (JTs), one each, for Mathematics and English at Darak Secondary School.


AAPWA annual meet held

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Annual General Body Meeting of All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association (AAPWA) was held here today.

The meeting attended by Arunachal Olympic Association Joint Secretary Daniel Teli discussed various issues relating to development and promotion of Wushu in Arunachal Pradesh, informed AAPWA President Toko Teki.

The executive committee of the association has also been reconstituted in the meeting.


Vanamohatsava celebrated

AALO, Jul 10: A week long Tree Plantation programme was organized by Department of Forest, West Siang District, Aalo from July 1-7 last to mark Vananmohatsava celebration. The week-long celebration was participated by all heads of department, officers, public leaders and students.

On the occasion, 1600 saplings of various species were planted at various places viz. SFS College, ITBP, APP BN, PHE, RWD, DHO, DAO, DC Office, Donyi Polo Dere, DVO, Legal Metrology, Higher Secondary School, Puak-Ghat, Hr. Sec. School Kamba, ADC Office, Kamba, General Hospital Aalo and in some private residential complex.

Vanamahatsova—2013 was celebrated at 3rd IRBn campus at Seijosa by forest and IRBn officials by planting more than 700 seedlings.

A brief speech explaining the importance of tree and tree plantation was delivered by Range Forest Officer of Seijosa Lod Lalyang.


Orgs mourn student’s death

ITANAGAR, Jul 10:  The Mingtelo Sangnoabo Society (MASS) and East Kameng Christian Revival Youth Association today deeply mourned the untimely demise of Jomshy Sangno, a BA final year student of Government College Bomdila who died suddenly on Sunday in Guwahati. Expressing deep shocked, Society and Association termed Late Jomshy dead as irreparable lost to the family and society. It said that she was hard working student beside good daughter and sister. In its condolence message to the aggrieved family the society and association said that late Jomshy will be fondly remembered by the society in days to come.


Association demands compensation

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Village Action Committee Youth Association (VACYA), Gensi, West Siang has demanded immediate release of compensation of Trans Arunachal Highway Bill from Likabali to Bam and NHPC project affected family from Gengi and Siberite under Lower Subansiri project.

In a letter addressed to the chief minister, the VACYA said that it had submitted a letter to the West Siang DC asking for compensation in 2010 but till date no compensation has been released.

The association also demanded for immediate release of compensation of agriculture, horticulture, medicinal plants etc.


TPPWF alleges poor quality road works

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Totpu Panchayat People’s Welfare Forum (TPPWF) in a complaint letter written to the Superintendent Engineer, Bobia Civil Circle, PWD, alleged inferior work quality at Sagalee to Sakiang road (50 km) and asked the authority to blacklist the construction company within 20 days.

Claiming that the company is inexperienced with the work and even though four long years have passed, the work is yet to be completed. The WBM work and seal coat are of inferior quality which will further deteriorate the condition of the road, it stated. The work was also awarded to the firm without following the codal formalities, it charged.

The forum further forewarned of launching democratic movement against the department if the said company is not blacklisted within the stipulated time.


Association submits memo to MLA

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Palin Area Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) expressed its displeasure over the deplorable condition of Palin area, claiming that the area is lagging behind in many developmental fronts, with no proper electricity, water supply and poor network service. The Association appealed to the local MLA for early readdressal of the issues.

Drawing local representative attention to 50 bedded hospital which claimed to be completed in 2008; it said that hospital is still unused.  It also demanded for an adequate supply of PDS items and child specialist doctor in the area.  



Disaster Management meeting held at Kamba

AALO, Jul 10: A daylong meeting regarding Disaster Management Preparedness during vulnerable period was held on recently at Office Chamber of ADC, Kamba.

Addressing the meeting ADC cum Sub-Divisional Disaster Management Officer, Kamba Nyiken Lollen highlighted the aims and objectives of the disaster management preparedness in brief. During the meeting he highlighted the past experience of many devastating flash flood, cyclone, and landslide faced by the local people from river Yomgo, Hiru and Hirik. He asked all the officers to prepare Standing Operational Plan (SOP) at their respective offices for further finalization of SOP. He alerted all HoDs to keep ready to save their livestock and properties during unforeseen natural calamities. He informed the gathering that a fire brigade is needed for Kamba Sub-Division for which he will appraise the Govt. for placing of fire brigade at Kamba.

Tumto Lollen, Principal GHSS, Kamba and Gomo Karbak, Asstt. Professor, DPG College Kamki has suggested for printing of pamphlets and posters regarding disaster management and conduct of awareness training at schools and villages. DIPRO         


Mobile health camp

ZIRO, Jul 10: A mobile health camp for benefit of handloom weavers who have been enrolled under Health Insurance Scheme on ICICI Lombard was conducted here on July 10.

During the day long mobile medical health camp organized by the Aya Welfare Society, Ziro in co-ordination with Textile  and  Handicrafts department, Ziro, a team of expert doctors offered free medical consultation and  also distributed  medicine free of cost to the 293 number of weavers  and their dependent family members in Ziro area.

The AWS is presently implementing Integrated Handloom Development Scheme under Union Ministry of Textile for the benefit of handloom weavers of Ziro area, according to an official release.


AAPSU statement unfortunate: KKYF

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Kapu Kabak Youth Foundation (KKYF) has termed unfortunate the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)’s press statement opposing burial of body of accident/conflict victims on-the-spot.

Referring to AAPSU’s recent press statement opposing burial of body of a student on-the-spot in Ziro, KKYF said that the president of apex student body of the state should not have ‘devalued’ the death of the student and compared it with numerous accident/conflict cases of death all over the country.

“The president should have reviewed the background of the incident before making such press statement,” it said while citing the example that AAPSU too has erected a memory pillar (AAPSU Marg) on NH-52A near the General Hospital, in memory of a student, who died on-the- spot.

The release further claimed that on-spot burial is often done in Ziro/Hapoli Para Line in the premises of residential building and also in Capital Complex.

KKYF said that it appreciate the press statement with a reformative intention but at the same time saddened by comparing the incident with case of numerous road accident that too at a time when the clansmen and relatives of the victim were yet to recover from the tragedy.


‘Solve the problems of Paglam area’

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The common people including Youth Congress leaders of the Paglam village under Dambuk constituency in Lower Dibang Valley district have appealed to the district administration to take immediate steps for solution to numerous problems faced by the  people of Paglam area.

A group of people including Youth Congress leaders of Paglam, in a letter to the Deputy commissioner stated that the devastating flood  caused during September last year had  played havoc and destroyed  Govt infrastructures including school building, roads in the area.  Despite repeated pleas, the administration failed to restore the infrastructure even after almost one year of flood, the  letter said.

Due to poor condition of road and school building, the teachers  of Govt Secondary School, Paglam are unable to attend school  regularly, the letter said.

There is also rural health Center at Paglam area but there is no medicine and treatment facilities, the letter said adding that due to pathetic condition of road, people find it difficult to reach the   health centre during emergency situation.

Though the youth of the village made bamboo bridge for the school going children and farmers as temporary solution, the administration should take immediate steps for solution to the grievances of the people of Paglam area, the letter said.


Dree celebration at Daporijo

DAPORIJO, Jul 10: Dree festival of Apatanis was celebrated with pomp and gaiety by the people of Apatani community at Daporijo.

Amongst other, District Zilla Chairperson Sushil Nalo and Zilla Parishad Member Yamen Niji attended the festival.

On the occasion various cultural programs and games and sports were also conducted by the Dree committee.

Meanwhile, in Mr. Dree contest at Daporijo, Dr. Tage  Riku was adjudged Mr. Dree 2013.

Khongkhu Team was declared as champion in Daporijo Dree football and volley ball competition respectively.

Dree was also celebrated at Seijosa with great pomp and show by organizing various cultural and sports activities on July 5.

Seijosa ADC Tayk Pado attended the festival as chief guest and asked the Apatani brethren to maintain and preserve their age old culture and tradition for identity.

Festival Celebration Committee chairman Dusu Taka also spoke on the occasion and thanked the people of other communities for their participation and cooperation.


DHS cautions against sale and manufacture of banned drugs

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Giving a complete list of drugs banned for sale and manufacture under Section 26a of Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940, the Director of Health Service, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, has cautioned that any firm(s), hospital(s), individual (s) involved in manufacture or sale or distribution of those banned products would be dealt strictly as per the provision of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Rules 1945.

Interested may visit website http: cdsco.nic.in/html/drugsbanned.html to view the list of those banned drugs.


KTUFC win Challengers’ Tiger Seven Tournament

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Karna Tayum United FC (KTUFC) won the Challengers’ Tiger Seven Tournament-2013 beating Capital Complex Sporting Club-A 2-0 in the final at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today. Techi Tassar and Pani Raju scored a goal each for the winning team.

Gora Makik Sporting Club Chairman Gora Makik, who attended the final match along with Arunachal Pradesh Football Players’ Association (APFPA) General Secretary Kipa Ajay, advised the players to maintain the same spirit and tempo and practice hard to improve their skill and performance. He also reiterated his assurance to work for development of football in the state.

While expressing gratitude to the sponsors of the tournament, the Organizing Committee Young Club has contributed 5% of their contributions to the fund of APFPA for the welfare of the players.


Assam orgs oppose Arunachal’s move on land issue


RUKSIN, Jul 10: Various local organizations of Assam led by All Assam Students Union and Takam Mishin Porin Kebang (TMPK) today conducted a public meeting at Dimou Chariali and discussed the vexed boundary issue at Dimou portion.

The organizations have claimed that about 1900 hectares land along the inter-state boundary falling under Sisiborgaon Revenue Circle of Assam have been encroached by Arunachalee people.

The organization, with the help of local people today blocked NH-52 for 2 hours to register their protest against the alleged inaction of Dhemaji district administration over the vexed boundary issue.

It may be recalled that, Assam Government has established a central school and a Krishi Vgyan Kendra (KVK) at Dimou portion of Assam-Arunachal boundary, which was objected by the local Arunachalee villagers. The matter is now hanging in Gauhati High Court.

Dimou area is located at 12 km east of Likabali in West Siang district.


Minister and DC inspect schools

DAPORIJO, Jul 10: In an unscheduled inspection of government schools in Daporijo, Power, RD and PR Minister Tanga Byaling and Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu visited the newly upgraded Sikarijo Secondary School, Bazaar Middle School and Town Middle School here today.

They took stock of the teachers and their attendance, number of students in the schools and maintenance of registers by the teachers.

In view of the absenteeism of many teachers without prior permission, the school authorities were asked to submit reports to the DDSE so that further action could be taken against the errant teachers.

The minister and DC also examined the problems faced by the schools like lack of subject teachers.

Later, the duo also visited some other proposed developmental project sites like Mini Secretariat site where encroachment of land by the locals has started and the site for the proposed Mini Outdoor Stadium at the Rijo Ground. DIPRO


PR leaders hold interactive meeting

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Panchayat leaders of Leporiang along with the Circle Officer organized an interactive meeting with the officials of education department at Naharlagun today.

The Panchayat leaders conveyed the hopes and aspirations of the people of Leporiang circle while the officials of the education department highlighted the possibilities and constraints besetting schools in the area.

ZPM Nabam Tara impressed upon the officials that no teacher should be transferred out before the reliever joins the school.

Chera Renu, Anchal Chairperson, laid emphasis on the need to put coordinated effort for reviving few schools which are either lying defunct or on verge of defunct.






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


News Impact


3 accused charge-sheeted in Tongam shooting case

Police achieves major breakthrough after forensic examination of weapons

ITANAGAR, Jul 10:  Barely few days ahead of  completion of one year of the barbaric journalist shooting incident, the Capital Police today came out with a disclosure that investigation into  journalist Tongam Rina shooting case has been completed and prima facie case well established against three accused - Raju Gurung, Ajit Pegu and Yumlang Achung. The case was submitted into charge sheet vide CS no. 168/2013 Dt. 10.07.2013 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Capital Complex Itanagar for trial, informed Capital SP Nabam Gungte in a release today. Forensic examination of weapons recovered has confirmed  its use in commission of crime, the release said.

Tongam Rina, an Associate Editor of this daily was shot at on July 15 last year while she was entering her office in the evening.

The SP informed that during investigation of the case accused Ajit Pegu alias Bikash Pegu, age about 24, of Baligoah, Pathali Pahar, PS - Bihpuria,  North Lakhimpur  district, Assam, accused Raju Gurung, age about 25 years of Upper Damsite Naharlagun District Papumpare and accused Gamke Veo, age about 25 years, village Veo, PO- Sawa, PS C/Tajo district, East Kameng, were arrested and are in judicial custody. Accused Yumlang Achung, age about 32 years, of Senki Park, Itanagar who conspired for this shoot out is absconding and proclaimed offender proceeding against him under way, the release further said.

“Three automatic weapons including the weapon used in shoot out have been recovered from the possession of the accused. Forensic examination of the weapons confirmed its use in commission of crime. The motive of the crime was that accused Yumlang Achung wanted to harm Tongam Rina for not highlighting him and his organization’s activities in her newspaper. He and his supporters had ransacked Arunachal Times office on several occasions prior to this incident,” the release said.



Centre assures more schemes under HUPA

NEW DELHI, Jul 10: Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Dr. Girija Vyas today assured Chief Minister Nabam Tuki that her Ministry would increase schemes for Arunachal Pradesh in the current financial year and also expedite the process of release of funds for ongoing schemes.

The two leaders discussed the status of projects under various schemes of Ministry of HUPA related to the state in New Delhi today.

The Chief Minister apprised Dr. Vyas about the recent formation of Municipalities in the state and asserted the need to streamline projects through these bodies to address the concerns of the populace in urban areas. He also stressed on an integrated approach towards Urban Development through proper planning under the flagship UPA programs such as JNNURN, RAY, etc.

Dr. Vyas acknowledged that Arunachal Pradesh has been a consistent performer in the Urban Development sector among the North Eastern states and therefore mooted new schemes in the state for greater public benefit.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary (Planning) Nabam Rebia, OSD to CM Hatobin Mai and Chief Resident Commissioner Avinash Kumar Mishra.



Health minister flags off vaccine carrying vehicles

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: Health Minister Atum Welly flagged off insulated vaccine vans supplied by Govt. of India to be used for storage and carrying of vaccines for immunization of children under Routine Immunization program in the premises of at Banquet Hall here yesterday.

Five vans out of 18 supplied for Arunachal Pradesh have been supplied to East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Lohit and State headquarters of NRHM in the first batch.

The flagging off ceremony was organized by Department of Health and Family Welfare, GoAP under NRHM and attended by Secretary cum Mission Director (NRHM) Indra Mallo Jain, Director of Health Services Dr. K. Nishing and the nodal officers (NRHM), senior officers of Directorate of Health Services, DMOs, DRCHOs and staff of the Mission Directorate, NRHM.

Earlier, the health officers and officials reviewed the performance of NRHM in the state in a meeting chaired by the Secretary Health at Banquet Hall on July 8 and 9.

Addressing the meeting, the Secretary Health expressed concern over poor performance in various districts and suggested for rational deployment of manpower and their proper use besides ensuring proper use of other resources like ambulances, money, medicines and consumable items.



Namsai remains closed  to protest serial blasts

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The entire Namsai sub-division remained closed today to protest serial blasts in Bodh Gaya on July seven.

Five circles under Namsai sub-division Chongkham Circle, Lathao Circle, Piyong Circle, Lekang Circle and Namsai remained closed to protest the blasts and express solidarity with those injured in the incident, informed Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA), in a release.

“No vehicles were seen plying on the roads and shops and business establishments remained closed during the bandh hours,” SEWA said.

The bandh was called by Arunachal Pradesh Bhikkhu Sangha (ABPS), All Tai Khamti Singpho Students’ Union (ATKSSU), All Namsai Area Youth Association (ANAYA) and Women Welfare Society (WWS) along with Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA).



PR leaders urged to perform

KOLORIANG, Jul 10: A district level coordination meeting was held at Koloriang yesterday between the newly elected Panchayat Members and the HODs of Kurung Kumey District to discuss all the ongoing projects under all departments in the District.

Chairing the meeting, Zilla Parishad Chairperson expressed his happiness at the active participation of all the Govt Officers and the Panchayat leaders in the meeting and urged them to perform the duties assigned to them with sincerity. He emphasized on the roles to be played by the Panchayat leaders to bring about positive changes in the society,” The elected members of PRIs have the responsibility and vital role to play. I am confident that we will do our effort to achieve our desired goal through the co-operation support of cross section of the people especially from various government departmental functionaries.” he said.

The HODs apprised the newly elected members about the ongoing projects and also placed before them their predicaments while implementing these projects. Special focus was made on the deteriorating education system in the district.

Absence of SSA teachers from duty and poor maintenance of schools in many parts of the district were viewed seriously by the ZPMs.

A resolution was also passed to implement a ‘no work, no pay’ method to compel the teachers to attend to their duties and also to discontinue transfer postings of SSA teachers out of the district who were originally appointed against the District.

In another resolution adopted in the meeting, it was decided that all the projects belonging to any department that have been pending due to whatever reasons be reviewed and completed at the earliest.

Also attending the Meeting, Deputy Commissioner of Kurung Kumey District, Rajeev Takuk commended all those present for the participating in the meeting and the discussion with such zeal and enthusiasm.

Addressing the PRI members, he appealed them to maintain a good relationship with the Govt officers without whose support it would be impossible to implement any of the developmental schemes and projects in the district to its best.

He further said “if Panchayat leaders are hammers, the Govt officers are the keys.  You can break a lock with a hammer, but wouldn’t it be better to open it rather”.

Kurung Kumey being one of the backward districts of Arunachal Pradesh needs special attention from the State Govt more so from its own people and the Govt Officers posted in the District.  The Zilla Parishad Chairperson duly acknowledging the fact appealed all the PRI members to work together rising above their political indifferences and the Govt Officers to facilitate the PRI members with technical know-how and ideas to bring about a rapid development of the District. DIPRO



Childline Dbyc conducts ‘open house’

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: An open house programme was conducted at Amar Jyoti School, Chimpu near here by Childline, Don Bosco Youth Centre under the banner CHILDLINE 1098 to create awareness among children on Childline services in the State.

Open House programmes, provide a platform for children to express their grievances and difficulties they face in the schools and their localities are regular public awareness programmes Childline utilizes to reach out to children in distress.

A huge number of students participated in the programme and shared their problems with CHILDLINE team.

In the course of the programme, Childline Coordinator Charit Mongchan talked about Childline and its national 24 X 7 emergency toll free phone service and emphasized on rights of the child (1989) which speaks about protection and care of children.

Speaking on Childline, Charit defined the nuances of the term “child in distress” and made it clear to the audience that a child in distress is a child who needs both physical and  mental  care and society as a whole has a responsibility to provide the same to every child.  The Childline Team clarified the many queries raised by the students and the same became a platform for learning and awarness-generation.  Later, Childline team members distributed pamphlets and stickers to the students.



A tribute to Legendry Bote Moyong

H.K. Roy

‘Freedom fighter’ Bote Moyong (1924-2005) is remembered as an Adi contributor of India’s political struggle for independence. Born in 1924, he was the 15th and youngest son of Lt. Bamut Moyong (HGB of Bogong, presently known as Balek village, Pasighat) and Lt. Metel Dai Moyong (mother). Late Bote was the first batch student of Balek Govt. Primary School (presently Govt Sec. School) in 1939 and later he went to pursue further studies in Sadiya (Assam).

Notably, in the year 1942, during ‘Quit India Movement’ Bote Moyong participated in the public meeting, initiated by Bapuji Mahatma Gandhi at Makum in Sadiya. In 1945 he returned to Adi-Pasi village and got married with Bakuk Dai and determined to serve people in need with courage and perseverance.  Inspired by Gandhiji he began to work for the cause of India’s freedom from the foreign yoke. Thus he was one of the first Arunachalees to participate in national struggle for independence. As a part of freedom movement he opened a school in the Adi-Pasi village and taught the youths to stand united and fight against the foreign rulers.

Following India’s independence, he was appointed as an Agricultural Demonstrator by the Government of India in the year 1952. Finally after serving for four years, Moyong left his job and joined politics. He became the first President of District Congress Committee of East Siang District (then Siang district) in the year 1978. He was also the first Chairman of Adi Ao Tosina Banggo meeting (2001) and Chairman of Adi Bane Kebang organizing committee (2002).

Legendry Moyong received prestigious ‘Commendation Certificate’ from the state’s  Governor on 15th August, 1982 for his selfless service to the people. On 19th November 1985, he attended freedom fighters’ conference in Allahabad and later on 9th August, 2003 he was recognized as freedom fighter by the President of India. Social worker Moyong took his last breath on 16th December, 2005 at Mirku village, Pasighat.

As a mark of tribute the department of Sports and Youth Affairs and District Football Association, East Siang have come together to organize the 1st Bote Moyong Memorial (BBM) District Level Inter-School Football Tournament which will take place at the general ground Pasighat from July 11 onwards.



District level farmers training held

AALO, Jul 10:  A District Level Farmers Training on IPM in Rice cum Farmers Awareness Training on Rodent Control and Pest Management was organized by DAO, West Siang District, at Jirdin yesterday.

Altogether, 60 farmers attended the training.

District Agriculture Officer Karbom Riram encouraged the farmers for taking up of double cropping system in all the potential areas under rice cultivation to enhance the crop production and emphasized to adopt modern technique in crop cultivation over traditional method of cultivation.

DHO Aalo, K Doji, suggested the farmers to go for demand driven agriculture and enhance the socio-economic status.

ADO (APMC) N Loya highlighted on cultivation practices, pest and disease management in Rice through a Power Point presentation.

ADO cum Nodal Officer, ATMA J Jini gave a comprehensive approach in Rodent Control and Management in Rice and other field crops to combat rodent incidence in the event of Bamboo flowering which trigger the rodent population.     

ADO (Hq) N Riba, ADO J Yomcha, and other officials also attended the training. DIPRO

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VYS is doing noble job

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like mention some good initiative being shouldered by some new generation youth of Arunachal Pradesh. Few days ago I got a phone call from team of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (VYS) which these days are getting limelight due to its voluntarily blood donation initiative. It was the founder Chairman Ramesh Jeke (I know him since many years. He is 20-25 yrs old youth) from the opposite side. He asked me if I would like to help a girl belonging from Seppa as she require A+ blood which I am too. I agreed and in the next day I reached General Hospital Naharlagun where the girl was admitted. After the donation I asked chairman VYS why he asked me if he and his team were able to manage the same from the person belonging from the sufferer’s district. Then he replied in such a way that I got inspired. He said that Arunachal is a state with numerous tribe, it’s like a mini India. And just like different utensil make sounds in legacy of its design and numerousness, the various tribe of our state keep some indifferences. Being a voluntarily blood donating team, availing required person for blood donation will keep on going and till now in its two years VYS has managed donors for more than 300 patients covering nearly every district of Arunachal and also help patients from Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya which is a good thing but it will be more better if they could make people realize that through dress, language and system we are different but our blood and its color are same. We all are human being and so we should live as one/united. And for that reason they usually make people donate blood in inter tribal way. Later the relative of the girl offered some cash to us as a token of thanks. I refused and the Mr. Ramesh denying the offer said to the relative that the best token of thanks for them will be then when he (the relative) will do like I have did for others in the future. Then matter of financial position and operation of the VYS struck my mind so I asked how they are managing their group. Then he replied that they are managing the group from their own pocket money. The majority members of VYS are either student or unemployed but he further added that when any member of group will get employed in the future then they will finance it and then he laughed. It was amazing reply for me that when all people especially youths are busy bending their fingers to get money here is a team who are rather investing even their pocket money given by their parents. While we were on the move, one girl stopped us on way and asked whether it is true that there is a free blood donating group like VYS. Actually she has an Uncle who is ill for long time and there is need of blood. Then the Chairman enquired details. Then he explained the reason of questioning stating that VYS don’t manage blood donor for those who can easily manage the same from their relative or by any other source. The initiative that the VYS is doing is only for the needy people who are unable to manage the required blood or is in urgent. He further explained the girl that she or anyone can join VYS any time and all should join for a better future. When I was leaving then Mr. Ramesh informed me that on 13th July’13 there will be a blood donation camp in RKMH Itanagar and for that I should inform my friend and relative to come forward.

Such is the initiative of these youths of VYS. I salute all the members of VYS for their selfless service for humanity. In this age where there is more fame of negativity in the mind of young generation there they are giving light like the stars shining in the sky piercing the darkness. We should appreciate and encourage such Group/Team which is a role model for our new generation. And all should come forward on the blood donation camp as mentioned above.


Tako Siga

Chief Programme Coordinator

Action Aid Society Arunachal-AASA




Issues that need to be addressed

Dear Editor,

Through your daily column, I would like to add little light on the yesterday's interesting lines on the reader's forum by RITZZ MUGLI who shared with us a coarse of delivery case of his lovely POTHOLE UNGA(baby) successfully by the shake of horrible monster state capital road. Fortunately they overcome it. But in reverse cases, who will take responsible. We are asking state govt. and concerned department, are they ready to take responsible? We are not demanding hi-fi road but at least ensure there is a proper road. They must work for the public security. Everyday lots of school children get injured after being struck with metallic parts of the vehicles due to jerking. It’s all happening due to bad road condition. Secondly, I would like to thank our honourable former MP Kiren Rijiju for highlighting the causes of pending development of state even though we have abundant availability of natural resources and peer educated young generation. We often heard the crores of amount transacting between state government and companies for the hydropower projects on MOU signing. Results we found only controversy. Dream of ''POWERHOUSE STATE'' remains dream only. Potential of hydro energy is flowing worthlessly every second. We should not interrupt dam projects on the ground of more compensation and the influences of outsider's. Thirdly the irresponsible act of NEEPCO authority against applicant Nabam Nania by delaying his call letter without any reason indicates that favourism is going on. Most of the selected candidates are from Assam. Why their letters were not delayed. So the NEEPCO has no systematic norms of opportunities. I request state government to disclose the exact employment reservation for local citizen as per the MOUs signed with companies working here. It is useless if we don’t have the right to benefit of our own land.


T. Sora


Polo Colony



Waiting for the salary

Dear Editor,

We the NRHM staff nurses (contract) would really like to draw the attention of the concerned department dealing with our salary. It’s been 3 months and we have not received our salary, hampering our basic needs of fooding, lodging and many more. As we all know the price rise in our country, on almost everything is making it worse for us to survive.

It’s very disheartening that after such a hard work in providing services to the masses in true sense by providing health support care, we are being neglected with gross hindrance of financial assistance, which is very disheartening.

Hence all NRHM Staff Nurses (Contract) would like to appeal and request the concerned Department and Minister Health and F&W to release our pending salary of last 3 months and seek to our other grievances with urgency.


Kago Rina, Taba Mama,

Thomba Singh,

Nani Maya,

Pema Lozom,

Ingam Koyu,

Anny Dakpe,

Philen Devi, and many more NRHM,

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New forum to boost sustainable  development efforts

The General Assembly has established a new high-level political forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on sustainable development, to boost efforts to tackle global economic, social and environmental challenges.

In a resolution adopted by consensus, the 193-member Assembly emphasized the need for an improved and more effective institutional framework for sustainable development, and decided that the Forum should provide "a dynamic platform for regular dialogue and for stocktaking and agenda-setting to advance that process."

The Forum will convene annually at the ministerial level under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and it will, every four years, bring together heads of State to provide added momentum for sustainable development. Its first meeting will be held in September, during the Assembly's forthcoming 68th session.

The new body is tasked with providing political leadership, guidance and recommendations for sustainable development; reviewing progress in the implementation of related commitments; and enhancing integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental.

The Forum will replace the Commission on Sustainable Development, which was formed after the 1992 Earth Summit and helped to generate action on a range of issues that led to international agreements or treaties. Governments and civil society actors, however, came to share a belief in recent years that a higher-profile body was needed to guide sustainable development towards 'the future we want.'