July 23

Illegal occupants of Govt. quarters asked to vacate

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Sagalee sub-divisional administration has asked all illegal private occupants of Government quarters to vacate within a week voluntarily failing which an eviction drive will be carried out, according to an official release.

Sagalee ADC on July 29 had convened a general body meeting of all the heads of offices, Panchayat leaders, representatives of various NGOs to discuss acute shortage of govt. residential quarters at Sagalee. The meeting took serious view of private individual occupying Govt. quarters thus depriving the deserving govt. staff.

The meeting chaired by ADC Chukhu Talar approved and authorized the local administration to carry out eviction drive of unauthorized occupation of govt. building etc. by private individuals.


PPA seeks Govt. clarification on NECL claim

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has blamed the ruling Congress Government’s “lack of clear cut guidelines” for Navayuga Engineering Co. Ltd. (NECL)’s reported decision to pull out from the Dibang River Bridge Project before its completion.

PPA said that ‘politicians’ blamed by the NECL for its pulling out might be ones, who are at the helm of affairs. Hence, the ruling Congress Govt. should to clarify its stand on the issue, the release said.

“Fleeing of under trial prisoners by from lock-up in Namsai is another example of inefficiency of the Government,” the party said and drew attention of the people of the state to make a serious thought on the present state of affairs in the state.


NSCN men killed in encounter

CHANGLANG, Jul 22:  Two NSCN cadres were gunned down by Assam Riffles and Changlang police personnel during fierce encounter at jungle area of Ningrang village in  Miao  on July 19 last.  Bodies which were identified as that of  SS Lt Keejan Pangtok alias James Hasik of Dimapur, Nagaland and Akhi Yobin of Vijaynagar circle, Changlang district were handed over  to the  relatives after completion of all legal formalities. A case was also registered at Miao police station in this regard. The area is still under combing operation, informed Mihin Gambo, Dy SP Miao, Changlang district. DIPRO


Free tea saplings distributed under ‘sharing a cup of tea’  scheme

ROING, Jul 22: Free tea saplings were distributed to the 24 farmers of Lower Dibang Valley District under the scheme “Sharing A Cup of Tea’ recently.

Under this scheme, financial assistance was extended to the beneficiaries in the form of high quality tea saplings from the Tea Nursery duly certified and recommended by Tea Board of India.

While distributing the tea saplings DAO Roing T Basar explained in details about the planting and care of the saplings. ADO T Ete and AFA V Gupta were also present during the distribution of saplings. DIPRO


Achievers felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Nyoi Ao Welfare Society (NAWS) Capital Complex unit felicitated achievers of its society at a function yesterday.

In class X category, Takpi Game (90 %), Pijir Zirdo (96 %), Bommi Zirdo (88 %), Dunya Game (86 %), Bombi Game (87%), Bomjum Karlo (90%) and Jingam Karlo (92%), and Jarde Karlo of class XII who secured 84% were awarded with memento and certificate.

Keni Zirdo was also awarded for securing 2nd position in Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Engineering Examination 2012.


Upper Siang Anchal chairpersons attend training progm

YINGKIONG, Jul 22: All Anchal Samiti Chairpersons of Upper Siang District attended five days training programme on “Achieving Social Security for Rural Poor” which was conducted in National Institute of Rural Development, North Eastern Region Center, Kanapara, Guwahati recently. The anchal chairpersons expressed hope that such training cum exposure should be given to PRI members in future. DIPRO


CALSOM felicitates meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) felicitated 11 meritorious students belonging to Mishmi community for their outstanding performance in the Class X and Class XII examinations, 2013 in a simple but impressive function at Tamla-du Hall, Tezu today.

A citation, a Solar Lamp, a motivational Book and Cheque of Rs.10000 and Rs. 5000 each were presented to the meritorious students of Class XII and Cl. X respectively.

The third and the most impressive felicitation programme of CALSOM were attended by the members of Mishmi Community from all walks of life including school students.

Attending the function, S. Mundayoor, an eminent social worker exhorted the student community to strive for excellence in their life.

Lupalum Kri, CE, PHED lauded the office-bearers of CALSOM for organizing such programme. He further emphasized the importance of sincerity among the students. He however cautioned the younger Mishmi generation to stay away from opium and drug menace.


SIC imposes penalty on PIO

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: While disposing off the case No 32/2013 recently, the Arunachal Pradesh State Information Commission has ordered the EE, RWD, Seppa cum PIO to supply all the documents/information, if left, as sought by the appellant Mako Kowa free of cost.  The Single bench commission of Y D Thongchi, SCIC, under the power conferred by Section 20 of RTI Act, has also imposed penalty of  Rs. 25,000 on the previous PIO for being failed to supply information within stipulated period. However, the SIC rejected the plea of Kowa for compensation saying that the demand was unreasonable.


APMCC lauds state Govt

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) today lauded the State Govt for approving all women police station in Itanagar and taking up other pro-people schemes.

In a meeting held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today, all the APMCC members present expressed their gratitude towards state government for approving all women police station in Itanagar and for initiating other development oriented and pro-people schemes, especially for the upliftment of girl students studying in govt. schools.

Addressing the gathering, Itanagar Chief Councillor, Higio Aruni expressed her happiness for keeping provision of sanitary napkins for the use of girl students in all govt. schools (Class VI to Class XII).

Councillor of Ward no. 5, Taba Yal Nabam requested all the womenfolk of the Capital to keep it clean by disposing the household garbage carefully. She further requested the state government to act seriously to check rampant land encroachment. The rank and file of the City Mahila Congress and Papum Pare district Mahila Congress also took part in the meeting.


Week-long faculty development prog begins at NERIST

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The week-long faculty development program on advances in electronics and communication (AEC) sponsored by Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) began at North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli today.

Addressing the inaugural function, Prof. M Muralidhar, Director (i/c), NERIST and Institute Coordinator TEQIP, highlighted the role of TEQIP scheme of MHRD, Govt. of India and requested all the participants to share and exchange ideas.

Prof. S K Sarkar, HOD, Deptt. of ETCE, Jadavpur University, Kolkata highlighted on the journey technological development till now. He expressed the need of quality research works and the role that a premier institute like NERIST can play in this direction.

M Mishra, HOD, Department of ECE, NERIST spoke on the topic “Diabetic Retinopathy using Fundus Image Analysis”.

Besides the faculty members of the institute, members from Manipur Institute of Technology, Manipur, Assam University, Silchar, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh and Govt. SKSJT Institute, Bangalore are attending the program.

A galaxy of 12 resource persons from different universities across the country will be giving lectures on different topics during this program.


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Tuki pleads for Centre’s support to modernize health sector

NEW DELHI, Jul 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki apprised Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad of the pressing need to augment health care delivery services in the state with requisite support from the Government of India. Calling on the Union Minister here today, Tuki stressed on the urgency to modernize and upgrade district hospitals in the state.

Tuki highlighted the need to establish nursing and training institutes in the state to make up for the huge demand of nursing and para-medical staff, especially at remote places in the state. He mooted strengthening of emergency response services by additional allotment of necessary equipments and ambulances to enhance health related services.

“Against the backdrop of major administrative reforms in the state by way of creation of new districts and administrative centres, it is the responsibility of the State Government to create health infrastructure for addressing health needs of the people,” he said.

The Union Minister called for proposals from the state government so that immediate measures can be initiated to address the issues raised by the Chief Minister.

Azad lauded the initiatives of the CM of launching the Universal Health Insurance Scheme under which 2 lac families of the state would be covered for health contingencies.

While accepting an invitation from the Chief Minister to the state, Azad expressed willingness to visit Arunachal Pradesh in the next half of the year to review the status of the health sector.



Govt to take tough  action against extortion, forceful donation

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Taking serious note of rising incidents of threat and intimidation to officers/engineers and contractors as well as forceful donation and extortion by various organizations, unions and group, the state government has decided to take tough measures against the menace (extortion).

The State Government would take stern and exemplary action against those whosoever is found indulging in such illegal activity, according to an official release.  

It was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship the Chief Secretary and attended by Principal Secretary (Home), DGP, Secretary (Home) and Commissioners/Secretaries and Chief Engineers of all the Work Departments.

Expressing serious concern over the menace, Chief Secretary appealed to those organizations, unions, groups etc to refrain from such activities which are detrimental for development of the state.

All the senior officers of the State Govt., particularly those from Works Department, unanimously resolved to defy and thwart all such unlawful acts.

While welcoming the assurances given by the Govt. to initiate and award exemplary punishment to culprits and those responsible for such unlawful acts all the chief engineers made it a point not to succumb and yield to various pressure groups which are detrimental for proper implementation of projects.

“It was also resolved to inculcate work culture and transparency in the award and execution of various development activities as per codal provisions to ensure quality and timely completion of works as per schedule,” said Arunachal Pradesh Engineering Service Association (APESA), in another release. APESA also appealed to the members of various society and local citizens to help create an atmosphere that is conducive for overall peace and development of the state.



DSU thrashes army claim

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: A day after army authorities clarified that its jawan were not involved in any illegal activities at Doimukh recently and probably acting on a tip off, the Doimukh Students' Union (DSU) today thrashed the claim of army. In a press release issued DSU general secretary Teri Takar stated that army is trying to shield its jawans and therefore spreading such false theory.

“The victim Tana Karan had clearly stated that he was robbed of Rs. 7, 00,000 at gun point by 4 army men along with other civilians on that fateful day. The statement made by the army in the local media today does not have any iota of truth and it is contradictory to the real facts of case,” stated Takar.

“As per the army statement, the raid was made on the pretext of some anti social elements present within Doimukh area and the raid was carried out officially by the army. If this is correct then why the army authority did not inform the matter to the local police which is normal procedure for any such operation? Why no senior rank army officer was part of team?” questioned DSU. Further they added, “If they really intended to arrest anti social elements from Doimukh then why they flew with the booty of Rs. 7, 00,000 ? If the raid was official one then why the army men misbehaved with the CRPF personnel at Banderdewa Check gate when the vehicle in which they were traveling was intercepted.”

It is clear from the fact that the 4 army personnel were involved in the case for their personal interest and they were in no way in official duty at Doimukh on 18th July. “We have deep respect for army but if they protect anti-social element from their own rank, it will dent their image. They should help to ensure that guilty are punished so that integrity of army remains intact,” continued DSU. Union has appealed to apex student’s bodies like All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) and All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) to look into the matter seriously. Union also requested the local administration not to grant any kind of bail to the culprits till full settlement of the case.



Contractors repair damaged road

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DAPORIJO, Jul 22: Barely 24 hours after this daily carried a photo news with a heading “Road turns into big pond”, Upper Subansiri Contractors’ Welfare Association with special guidance of Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu repaired the road portion yesterday.

The road portion near PHED was lying in dilapidated condition for want of maintenance for years. It used to turn into big artificial pond every now and then, especially during monsoon, creating huge traffic jam in the township.

AUSCWA thanked BRO and police department for contributing their valuable time and providing men and machineries for the social service.

Meanwhile, association condemned the PWD, which has been turning a blind eye to the problem, for not extending any help for the social service.

SP and OC Daporijo Police Station also participated in the social service.



Theravada Buddhist celebrates Satang Khao-wa

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The premises of Theravada Buddhist Monastery echoed with chants of ‘Buddham Saranam Gachchami’ this morning at Vivek Vihar, Itanagar as Buddhist devotees gathered in the temple to celebrate the Satang Khao-wa.

During the discourse, the head monk of Theravada Buddhist Temple, Reverend Ratnadeepa dwelt in length on the moral values and virtue of life. Buddhist moral precepts provide a wholesome foundation for personal and social growth. They are practical principles for a good life and the cultivation of virtues, he added.

Further, he said that “If we understand the objectives of sila and realize its benefits, we will see moral precepts as an integral part of life rather than a burden.

“Buddhist moral precepts are not commandments imposed by force; they are a course of training willingly undertaken in order to achieve a desired objective. We do not practice to please a supreme being, but for our own good and the good of society. As individuals, we need to train in morality to lead a good and noble life. On the social level, we need to help maintain peace and harmony in society and facilitate the progress of the common good. The practice of moral precepts is essential in this regard,” he added.

Satang Khao-wa was also enthusiastically celebrated in all Theravada Buddhist inhabitants of Lohit and Changlang districts.

Satang Khao-wa is the three-month annual retreat observed by Theravada practitioners. Satang Khao-wa is a Tai Khampti word, it is popularly known as Vassa vaas in Pali language. In English, Vassa is often glossed as Rains Retreat. Taking place during the rainy season, Vassa Vaas lasts for three lunar months, usually from July to October.

For the duration of Vassa, monks and nuns remain inside monasteries and temple grounds. In some monasteries, monks dedicate the Vassa to intensive meditation. During Satang Khao-wa, lay Buddhist devotees visit temples and abbeys to practice as well, sometimes adopting eight precepts for the day. (From Chow Bilaseng Namchoom)



IDEA launches NRM in Boasimla

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) has launched Natural Resource Management (NRM) at Boasimla, Lower Subansiri District on July 20.

Inaugurating the program, OP Monlang, DDM, NABARD, Ziro, explained about NRM, various schemes of Government and financial assistance (loan) provided by NABARD to farmers with subsidy and without subsidy. Reiterating NABARD’s commitment to help build capacity of farmers on new agriculture development and its practices,  he advised the farmers clubs to have good linkage with the banks for availing the benefits.

SK Chathrubedi, Subject matter Specialist in Horticulture, KVK, Ziro, spoke on the importance of organic farming, multi cropping, soil testing and fish farming etc.

Tap Tapuk, ZPM lauded IDEA for launching program for the welfare of people of Lower Subansiri district.

IDEA Deputy Director explained the objectives of NRM. A role play was presented by farmers club showing the importance of Organic farming.



Sille-Oyan tense after group clash


RUKSIN, Jul 22: High tension was prevailing at Sille-Oyan area after a clash between two groups of students Saturday last.

According to report, a group of students of Govt. Hr. Sec. School suddenly stormed into other classrooms and attacked some junior students of the school during school period injuring five, one of them seriously, on Saturday last.

It is said that the attackers were from Sille (Tero Mile) village and the victims are from Oyan village under Sille-Oyan circle.

According to sources, both the groups had engaged in war of words in friendly football match at Oyan village the previous day.

The guardians of the victims have lodged an FIR with Sille Police Out Post against the erring students after the school authority’s inaction to take any action against the erring students.

Hundreds of villagers from Oyan and people from all walk of life of Oyan staged a peaceful dharna in front of the HSS today morning and demanded immediate arrest of the students involved in the attack on ‘innocent’ students.

The protesters demanded immediate transfer of the Principal and Vice Principal of the school and to rusticate the erring students from the school.

The leading citizens of Sille-Oyan area, including PRI leaders, Gaon burahs and guardians sat in a peace meeting with the school teachers in presence of police and administrative officials at the school premise today. In was agreed by all in the meeting to convene “Area Kebang” to discuss the issue of "repeated attack" on the young students of Oyan village by the youths of Tero Mile village.

Ruksin police has registered a case (No- 17/2012, U/S- 452/525/34 IPC) and continued investigation.

According to Investigating Officer, police have rounded up all accused in this case but none of them has been arrested so far. Police was interrogating the accused till filling of this report.



PMC conducts cleanliness drive

PASIGHAT, Jul 22: A mass social service cum cleanliness drive was conducted by the Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) headed by its Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk to keep the commercial areas neat and clean. Public, government employees and businessmen took part and the volunteers cleaned garbage on the day.

The Education Minister Bosiram Siram, DC Nidhi Srivastava and CC Denong Tamuk closely monitored and supervised the activities.

During the day, Minister Siram along with DC, CC and councillors visited the Gandhi Chowk, vegetable market and  fish & meat market. Siram who is also local MLA of the area said that the upcoming awareness campaign will encourage the traders to maintain cleanliness and their supports will galvanize the PMC's endeavor to face-lift. He while assuring to provide one small JCV within two days for Pasighat Urban Development department said that blockage in drains is causing overflow of water which spilled onto the road causing great inconvenience to the regular buyers and pedestrians.

The deputy commissioner Srivastava expressing her dismay said that despite earlier intimations to dispose wastes at designated spots (dustbins) the traders were spotted by PMC personnel littering the market place. She further added, the administration is fully aware of the businessmen as well as tenants residing in the market areas stealthily throwing waste, especially after dusk. The DC cautioned that stern action will be taken by the administration against the offenders and instructed the Urban Development department and Municipal body to keep vigil on regular basis informing that door to door waste collection vehicles will be introduced soon with a nominal monthly charge of Rs. 75. DIPRO



Bhanubhakta Acharya’s 199th birth anniversary celebrated

PASIGHAT, Jul 22: The week-long celebration of Bhanubhakta Acharya’s 199th birth anniversary organized by Nepali Sanskriti Suraksha Parishad (NSSP), Pasighat concluded yesterday.

On the valedictory function the members of the NSSP along with Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Chief Councillor of Pasighat Municipal Council Denong Tamuk, Deputy Chief Councilor Atik Pertin, ZPC Kaling Dai, retired IAS officer Oshong Ering, GJMM representative Suk Bdr. Rai, other officers and leaders paid tribute to Bhanubhakta.

Addressing the massive the event, Siram said Adikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya was a genius of his time who translated the epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali and lived all his life with a motive to improve Nepali literature. Making a clarion call to all to preserve and promote the unique Nepali culture, traditions and customs Siram said amid the wave of modernization, youths should not forget their traditional and cultural values handed down to them by their ancestors. According to him, such observation was ideal for those who are building up their educational careers, who wish to apply their skills, willing to do something new in life. He lauded the efforts being put by NSSP with great ardor and zeal to inspire and educate the children for better future. Taking privilege on the occasion, the minister disclosed various upcoming and present developments of the state’s education department. Siram stated that majority of this community are illiterate, spending their money on cheap alcohol. Light of education awakens aspiration among kids and NSSP should give them moral understanding, teach them about family values, childcare and how to save money to build better homes and life.

Earlier, Tamuk said Nepalese are the integral part of Adi society and people of Pasighat cannot forget the contributions. He wished they should be literate, educated and cultured and free from addictions and superstitions in coming days. Tamuk who is also Chief Councillor of Pasighat Municipal Council assured to provide a plot of land for establishment of NSSP promoting spiritual and cultural activities in the oldest town where people love to stay without fear.

Suk Bdr. Rai also spoke and NSSP President AK Rana presented a brief history and achievement of Legendry Bhanubhakta Acharya. DIPRO



Preparation works of golden jubilee Baane Solung - 2013 begins in full swing

Ajay Saring

ROING, Jul 22: To commemorate the 50th years of Centralized Solung Festival Celebration since the year 1964, the Adi Community of the state led by its apex body Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) has decided to celebrate this Golden Jubilee Celebration as a saga event  in the nomenclature of Golden Jubilee Baane Solung - 2013 at Parbuk Village, Roing, Lower Dibang Valley District from September 4-7.

The Adi people used to celebrate Solung festival with full pomp  and  gaiety since time immemorial. Before 1964, celebration of Solung used to be village specific and period of celebration varied from village to village depending wholly on the decisions of the village councils or Kebang. With the advancement of time and society, centralized celebration of Solung; especially in township and in urban areas, became a necessity. As a result, in the year 1964, for the first time in the history of Adi, the centralized Solung celebration was conceptualized and celebrated at Roing town. All sections of people comprising the town dwellers, the Adi students from JN College Pasighat, Govt. School Tezu  and Roing and eminent public leaders of Adi areas and nearby villages had participated in the celebration. From then on, every year, Solung festival is being celebrated centrally by the whole community on a particular period and place.

The Golden Jubilee Baane Solung - 2013 Celebration is being organized jointly under the aegis of Adi Baane Kebang and Adi Cultural and Literary Society and accordingly, Organizing Committees were formed both at Central and District Level which will be assisted by various Sub-Committees.

Series of meetings were held in both level of the organizing committee and ground works is being carried out in full swing to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Baane Solung - 2013 in a befitting manner.

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Regulatory gap in allied health space

In view of gaping shortages of doctors, allied healthcare professionals would have to play an increasingly prominent role in providing health services to India’s masses, says a report released by the Public Health Foundation of India.

The report highlights the lack of a uniform approach in defining Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), largely known as ‘paramedic’ in India and calls for correcting this perception by standardising a comprehensive definition for AHPs, along with a defined career pathway, salary structure and cadre formation to ensure their growth prospects.

Pointing to a considerable regulatory gap in the allied health space, the report reasons that this is attributed to the lack of a comprehensive regulatory framework and absence of centres for excellence or apex bodies for professional development and training of AHPs.

It points out that a number of councils such as the Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI) to name a few, have already been established by Government of  India for regulating the standards of education and training, as well as the registration of practitioners in respective fields. While such bodies aim to prevent unqualified people from practicing and also for maintain the standards of these professions, the fact however remains that there is no central regulatory mechanism for AHPs.

It calls for standardised course duration, curricula, training methodologies and other such components pertaining to the education and training of allied health professionals.

The Indian public health care system has limited options for employment for AHPs that is far from being rational in its approach. The report’s authors have analysed that given the fast-paced growth in the healthcare sector, there is a potential for developing cadres of several new and emerging fields of AHPs.


Dictatorial leadership has no place in democratic set up

Dear Editor,

The Big mouthed self proclaimed idol of honesty and sincerity, publicity crazy individual who claimed to have initiated all the developmental activities has again proved himself wrong only because of his arrogant nature and mismanagement in all spheres and absolute misuse of his official position and power.

All the readers might be confused as to whom we are referring. Our statement is against the loud mouthed and ambitious Minister in Arunachal Cabinet Bosiram Siram, Education Minister who is personally responsible for all the chaos that the present day people of Pasighat are facing. The rampant corruption activities, the deteriorating law & order scenario of Pasighat and the encouragement as bestowed to all the Encroachers/ Land grabbers and land mafias of Government Land at in and around Pasighat stands as a testimony of his evil intentions. All his near and dear relatives is busy encroaching Govt. land and the District Administration is a mute spectator as any action against them means inviting self transfer to difficult and far flung areas. The transfer and posting of his near and dear relatives and kits and kin in Pasighat and that too awarding key post also signifies his misuse of official power and position. But who will dare to oppose? People of Pasighat are not under any democratic set up of governance rather the anarchic and the dictatorial attitude of our local MLA is known by everyone but no one dare to resists as the outcome itself will be very disturbing.

We are not writing just for the sake of diminishing or character assassination of any individual, however, the present day to day affair has compelled us to highlight some of his wrong doing to public so that the common people knows truth.

The recent Transfer order under Education department itself shows his vindictive attitudes towards those who defy his choices. For instance, Shri Namut Dai, President and Governors award winner for his selfless service in the field of Human resource development and just 9 (Nine) months left for superannuation was transferred to Aaohali and interestingly he has undergone major surgery at Dibrugarh, Assam and the Doctors has given written advise for not doing extensive travelling. Very interestingly, his son Shri Otem Dai, serving as Asstt. Teacher transferred was to East Kameng District and Daughter-In-Law Smt. Son Gete, JT also transferred to Parong. All the transfer has been made for the simple reason and we would like to urge all the readers also to ponder upon it with a clean mind. The reason for the transfer was Shri Sagar Dai, the eldest son of Shri Namut Dai contested for ASM in the just concluded Panchayat election as BJP candidate and he lost the election. Now the million dollar question is:

1.      Can 3 (Three) members of a single family be transferred to 3 different location?

2.      Can an ailing Government Servant who has just 9(Nine) months left for retirement and with the written instruction for not undergoing extensive travelling be transferred.

There are numerous instances where the sentiments of the people were hurt by his vindictive attitudes and unfortunately, it was never reported or publicize for the fear of being punished. If all the people of Pasighat have to support him only, then what is the purpose of holding an election? Being an educated legislator he should understand that in any kind of Democratic set up, there will be certain section of people who may not like his policy and programmes and they are bound to support someone else, as he cannot and should not dictate. But if those people are targeted, humiliated or punished, that policy will not and should not last long. It may survive for a day or two but a day will come when people en mass will dictate and on that day people like our MLA will understand and realize that the power that he is enjoying and the elevated position through which head is held high has been gifted by we the common people only. Instead of being thankful to us and committing to ease out our agony and pains, governing the common people through his wimps and fancies will certainly boomerang and on that day the people instead of sympathizing- people will celebrate in a grand festive manner. At this juncture we would like to urge all the common man- THE AAM ADMI to wake up from our deep slumber irrespective of our party affiliation and unite our self as through UNITY we can change the course of HISTORY and that should be the clarion call from everyone of us.


Obit Tamuk

Mandal Adhyaksh,

38 Pasighat East Assembly Constituency.




Primary education in Arunachal Pradesh

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my views on primary education in Arunachal. Arunachal’s failure to achieve universal literacy even after 50 years of independence can be termed as shocking. The article 45 of the constitution which is part of the directive principles of state policy, lays down that every child upto the age of 14 years shall receive free and compulsory education.

As per present rate of growth of literacy, it would take another 50 years for the state to achieve total literacy. More than 50 per cent of the villages in Arunachal Pradesh still do not have a primary school. The quality of primary education is still worse. The teacher lacks proper motivation, dedication, quality and training. They do not go to school regularly and punctually. They are often found to be engaged in doing some profitable business during school hours. There is no accountability, no proper governance and administration.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that the day is not too far when Arunachal would achieve 90 percent literacy rate. He also spoke about the strategy and action plan to bring education reformation and achieve its goal in pursuit of quality education before the starting of 2013-14 academic session.

I do not know ground reality but writing this to tell a few facts which was published in your daily news item recently. The following are given below: 1. on 19.07.2013 (published) lack of teachers, infrastructure hamper academic activities at GHSS Muri Mugli. 2. On 18.07.13 improve education scenario of East Siang, demand by AdiSU. 3. On 10.07.13 (published) East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCD) claimed that three school principals, forty one junior and senior teachers and fifty Assistant Teachers have been transferred from the district since twelve years but no relievers have been sent against them so far. 4. On 18.07.13 (published) Galo Students Union (GSU) appeals for early posting teachers at Govt.Sec.School Maro in the greater interest of the students of the school. 5. On 22.07.13 (published) Liromoba Circle Welfare Association president M.M Romin share on reader forum Govt. Hr.Sec.School running without senior teacher (Humanities) for last two years and also running with junior teacher of subjects like maths, English and social studies since last ten years. 6. On 20.07.13 (published) AdiSU president said weak infrastructure and acute shortage of teaching staff particularly in science stream in JNC Pasighat.

It’s all happening due to the negligence of our education higher authorities and concerned Panchayat members, local MLAs and selfish political leaders who are main bearers of any development activities of the areas.

I do appeal to minister of education, govt. of Arunachal, higher authorities of the department and local public leaders to look after the matter seriously and take needful actions. Teachers and infrastructures must be sufficient for public and student’s community so that Arunachal can achieve 90% literacy rate in near future. Children are an asset, and integral part of a national wealth. They are the future parents, leaders, scientists, engineers, and makers of the history. If they remain illiterate and un-educated what good can be expected? The children living in villages, amidst nature, possess higher general intelligence than their counterparts in cities and towns. They have a very close contact with nature and so have natural wisdom. Their neglect in respect of education, health and economic well being is bound to prove disastrous in the long run. Therefore, it is important that primary education is made universal and compulsory for children in the age group of 6-14.


Tayor Mize

Mirem Village

Bilat Circle.



Worrying news

Dear Editor,

Recent report about Navyuga Company threatening to withdraw from Dambuk bridge project is very unfortunate for our state. It clearly signals to investors that AP is not conducive for investment and development. We are failing as a society and as a State. It is high time that we facilitate rather than being a hurdle to the developmental process otherwise there is no hope for AP.


Tumge Ori



Give us some time

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily we would like to share the problem of private candidate who recently passed the class XII. We are yet to receive our original mark-sheet from our school. This may create problem for us because admission of JN College, Pasighat is now going to close and this college did not accept the mark-sheet obtained through internet. I would like to request the CBSE Board to please kindly send the original mark-sheet of private candidate at the earliest. Also request JN college, Pasighat to give us time for admission.


Bapak Koyu,