July 22

IFCSAP submits memo to Minister

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: A delegation of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) headed by its general secretary Gichik Taaza today submitted a memorandum to Art and Culture, Tourism, UD, Town Planning, Housing and Municipal Affairs Minister Pema Khandu and discussed various issues related to departments of art and culture and tourism of Arunachal Pradesh.

In its memorandum, the delegation appealed the minister to sanction fund for construction of ‘Indigenous Cultural Halls’ with proper infrastructure and  facilities and for awareness programme on preservation and promotion of indigenous culture and tradition including folk tale, folk lore, folk song and  dance, traditional dramas etc.


MLA outlines vision for development

PASIGHAT, Jul 21: MLA Kento Rina outlined his vision and road map for development of Nari-Koyu area while attending a formal BJP party meeting held at  Pasighat today.

While expressing his gratitude to the people for their support and cooperation, the MLA assured to give his first salary to BJP Mandal of his constituency in particular and the people of the area as a whole as a token of love and appreciation.

The meeting which was chaired by Tanya Dabi after a brief discussion resolved to work for overall development of the 36-Nari Koyu Assembly Constituency.


Kharsang observes Vanmahotsava

KHARSANG Jul 21: Van Mahotsava was celebrated at Kharsang by organizing a tree plantation programme organized by Circle Officer N.L Naam and his team.

Local MLA and Minister Kamlung Mossang, Jairampur DFO Gulab Singh, ZPM Korong Longri and Anchal Chairperson TS Ronrang attended the programme and planted Ashoka spling in the premise of Community Hall and Inspection Bungalow, Kharsang.

A simple meeting followed the planting activity.

Young Circle Officer Naam while thanking the Minister for sparing his valuable time despite his busy schedules said that the program was to spread awareness about the importance tree to our environment.

Kharsang ZPM Longri expressed sadness at the mindless destruction of trees in Miao Sub- Division. He attributed chilling heat, scanty rain and diseases to destruction of forest leading to change of environment. She appealed to the villagers to contribute in preserving ecology by planting trees within their surroundings.

DFO Singh who provided the seedlings enlightened the gathering about the significance of Vanmahotsava celebration which started way back in 1950. He urged all concerned to be aware of the danger posed due to destruction of forest leading to global warming.

Mossang said humans, animals and plants are interdependent. “We take oxygen from the plants while the carbon dioxide we release plays a vital role in the well being of plants, we co-exist, he said. He expressed concern at the alarming weather conditions and called for participation of every citizen in making the area green and healthy. He also expressed concern over the wanton destruction of forest within the core area of Namdapha National Park.

Terming the world acclaimed park as national asset, Mossang appealed for total protection and preservation of the park.

Later, hundreds of seedlings of different plant species were distributed to various schools and govt. departments of Kharsang circle for plantation in their premises.


Vanmahotsav celebrated at Mariyang

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: A tree plantation programme was organized by Mariyang CDPO office recently to mark Van Mahotsava.

ADC T Pada explained about significance of celebrating Van Mahotsava and the importance of tree to the environment. He briefed about the ill effects of deforestation and indiscriminate felling of trees and asked all to plant more trees and contribute to make Arunachal greener and cleaner.

All the staff, who participated in the programme, pledged that they will take care of the planted trees.

CDPO T Bagra said that “It is not important how many trees are planted but the important thing is how many trees are taken care of and how many survived.”

CO J Tabing and all other staff participated in the plantation programme.


Students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The Gangte Panchayat Employees Forum (GPEF) organized a people’s interaction cum felicitation programme for meritorious students of Gangte Panchayat on July 19 last.

Among the 16 students who were felicitated, Tadar Naga of Class X with 8CGPA and Tana Sona of Class XII Science with 72.4% were the toppers. They were given cash and mementos.

Tana Mariam, ASM Gangte Panchayat congratulated the students and called upon the people of the area to encourage more students into the field of education and other fields.

She further requested the employees of the area to dedicate themselves to their duties.


GSU team calls on DSE

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: A GSU team led by its president Damik Gameh and Secretary general Binya Ronya called on the Director of School Education at his office today and apprised him about the problems of shortage of subject teachers in various GSS and GHSS in Galo inhabited areas of West Siang, Upper Subansiri and East Siang district.

While giving a patient hearing to the visiting team, the Director on his part assured to do the needful in mitigating the situation. The GSU also appealed for immediate creation of post of subject teachers for Nehru Higher Secondary School, Aalo and GHSS, Liromoba which have been facing acute shortage of teachers since their upgradation.

Claiming that process is underway to transfer many teachers from GHSS Basar and Tirbin,  the GSU strongly appealed to the Director not to issue any transfer order without making arrangement of reliever teachers. The union also appealed to every political leader not to indulge in political transfer of any teachers as in the end it is the students who are the worst sufferers.


HYWS alleges non-action against their complaint

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Hoj Youth Welfare Society (HYWS) has alleged that despite lodging of complaint against Panchayat leaders of Dakte Hoj Panchayat for misappropriation of fund under MG-NREGA scheme by forging the signature of beneficiaries, the Papum Pare deputy commissioner has not initiated any step till now.

On 3rd July 2014 HYWS had lodged FIR at Sagalee police station demanding launching of investigation against those Panchayat leaders for misappropriation of fund under the MG-NREGA scheme by forging the signature of beneficiaries. The society claimed that Sagalee police have not started investigation against the corrupt leaders. They appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to open investigation against Sagalee BDO, Programme officer, MG-NREGA C.D block Sagalee and Extension Officer (RE) C.D Block Sagalee because ‘these officers sanctioned and withdraw money without verifying the signatures of beneficiaries.’ Society called for urgent investigation against those corrupt leaders and officers involved in the misappropriation of MG- NREGA central scheme and award severe punishment under appropriate section of law.


Union demands NEC branch office at Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) has written to the chief minister of the state for establishment of North East Council (NEC) branch office at Itanagar. APITU stated that Arunachal being a strategically important as well as backward state in terms of the socio-economic development among the north-east states needs special privilege under the NEC schemes.  The union further added people of the state are deprived of many NEC schemes. It opined that NEC branch office should be shifted to Itanagar for the greater interest of common people and the state as whole.


Society asks for ramps and lift facilities for differently-abled persons

ITANAGAR, Jul 21:  Claiming that public buildings/establishments at Capital are not equipped with facilities for disabled persons, such as wheel-chair-users bathroom adaptation, braille symbols and auditory signals etc, All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society has demanded for introduction of such facilities in the public buildings. The society stated that the Supreme Court had clearly instructed for implementation of various provisions of the Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, a release added.


Awareness prog on domestic violence, child marriage

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS), Itanagar Unit organized awareness cum sensitization programme on rights of women and child freedom from domestic violence and child marriage at Govt. Middle School, Nyorch, Naharlagun yesterday.

Resource person Kani Nada Maling, legal advisor of APSCW highlighted on various forms domestic violence, women friendly laws and procedures to lodge complaints against domestic violence. He also highlighted disadvantages of early marriage.

Altogether, 25 youths from Nyorch participated in the programme.


Public hearing

SEPPA, Jul 21: The East Kameng district administration in collaboration with GMR Company has launched a publicity campaign in the affected areas through P A system on the proposed public hearing on 225 MW Talong Londa Hydro Power Project to be held on 28th July. All PRI members and affected people of the said are requested to attend the hearing. DIPRO


Teachers promoted illegally, alleges ATA

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Claiming that five Assistant Teachers (ATs) were illegally promoted to the posts of Junior Teacher (JT), the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) has called for its immediate cancellation.

In its complaint letter to the chief secretary, it said that the said promotion vide order no.EED.2/358/2014 dated Itanagar 3rd March’ 2014 are of the junior most teachers and is depriving many senior assistant teachers who in DPC waiting list and many others.

It further sought promotion of the ATs in the waiting list recommended by DPC.


News Impact

Recall all extra staff posted in RC offices

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Though various departments are complaining about lack of manpower, the office of the resident commissioner (RC), government of Arunachal, Delhi has more than required number of government staffs. As per the source, starting from peon to high ranking official, the resident commissioner office has whopping 250 staffs posted at present.

Almost every department of state Govt has OSD posted there. Some of the department has more than 1 OSDs.

While government schools are complaining about teacher shortage, education department has posted 1 senior teacher as OSD and four junior teachers in the office of RC. Works department have posted several engineers with most of them lying idle as they have nothing to do.

The department of hydropower has occupied two rooms meant for public use and has turned them into their office.

Arunachalee citizens travelling to Delhi often complain about non-availability of rooms at Arunachal Bhawan and house. The permanent occupation of rooms by these officials can be attributed as one of the reasons for such non-availability of accommodation.

Arunachal government is supposedly trying hard to reduce the unnecessary expenditure, but, situation is quite different at Delhi. The state government has appointed three advisors with each being paid salary above Rs 1 lac per month. Former chief secretary H K Paliwal who is chief advisor to government of Arunachal has office at Arunachal Bhawan and has been provided with vehicle too. The salary and perks given to these officers add to the extra expenses. When already large numbers of qualified officials are working under state government, what is the need of appointing extra advisors at the cost of state exchequer?

It is believed that most of the Arunachal Bhawan’s located across the country are over-staffed. Government of Arunachal should recall all the extra staff and post them in various parts of state. Why should only selected group of people enjoy luxurious posting in metropolitan cities and remaining government official work in interior parts?



Health dept reviews performance of  districts during April-June

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The two days first quarterly review meeting of state health department for the months of April-June was held at Banquet Hall here organized by the Directorate of Health Services and National Health Mission, Naharlagun.

The meeting chaired by Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Indra Mallo reviewed performances of various districts during April to June.

The meeting took serious note on ‘erratic’ reports from health centre at Thrizino circle run by an NGO and decided to issue show cause notice to the NGO for the alleged non-performance. It said that no malaria test has been conducted at Sinchung and Thrizino health facilities and sought explanation for non-conduction of the same.

The meeting advised East Kameng to review the immunization status and to ensure to impart training to all the ANM/GNMs. The DRCHO of East Kameng was asked to collect details of District Hospital construction project from Deputy Director (UD) Seppa and to submit a report on it. The DRCHOs were advised to conduct district level health society meeting under chairmanship of the respective DCs.

Seven high focused districts were asked to put up citizens charter, essential drug list, duty roaster and JSSK chart board in all the health facilities.

Rogi Kalyan Samiti, Annual Maintenance Grant meetings were asked to be documented and shared with the state HQ.

Districts were asked to make an agenda in District Review Meeting on reconciliation of births and deaths with Civil Registration System and to send a report on it to the state.

P.N. Thungon, Mission Director (NHM), Dr. K. Nishing, Director Health Services, Programme officers from Directorate of Health Services, District Medical officers, District Reproductive Child Health officers, other District Programme Management Supporting staffs, senior officers and staff of the Mission Directorate, NHM attended the meeting.



DC visits school, health centre at Rani village


RUKSIN, Jul 21: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, who stepped in Rani village at Pasighat town outskirt, urged the villagers to work hard for their economic development. She observed that the village is settled at suitable place with full of natural resources, which can be used for enhancing their economic status.

Addressing the villagers at Rani Govt. Secondary School, Srivastava urged the parent and guardians to take proper care of their children and it should be ensure that they do not fall prey to evil practices. She advocated that parents should not force children to study what they want. Rather they should be allowed to choose their own career according to their interest and ability to excel in their chosen field.  Interacting with the young students of the school, the DC exhorted them to maintain strict discipline and study hard to achieve the desired goal in life. She advised them to participate in extra-curricular activities including games and sports for their overall development. She suggested the young students to refrain from evil practices, which may ruin their future.

The DC also met the teaching staff of the school and urged them to inculcate reading habits among the young students. Saying that teaching is an important and noble profession, he called upon the teachers discharge duty with utmost sincerity and dedication. She stressed on quality education for creating human resources.

Earlier, the DC participated in a plantation programme at school playground and also visited Rani PHC.

Addressing the meeting, East Siang DDSE Tani Talom highlighted the different aspects of present education system with special reference to Right to Education (RTE) Act. He requested the parents to strictly monitor learning activities of their children and maintain closer cooperation with the teachers.

District Medical Officer (i/c) Dr T Gao briefed on various healthcare measures initiated by the state health department. Informing that the district health department has introduced “Mobile Medical Unit”, for routine health check up, the doctor urged the people to avail the opportunity. He also briefed on the “hygienic rules” to be adopted to get rid of the fatal diseases.

Among others, Circle Officer Vijoy Tamuk, Sille block ZPM Tajing Taki also spoke on the occasion.



AOA for appointment of person associated with sports as SAA chairman

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) has strongly urged the State Government to appoint an experienced person having sound knowledge about games and sports as the Chairman/ Vice-Chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA).

The AOA also urged the various organizations, including All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) not to oppose the appointment of Chairman/Vice-Chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) for the benefit and welfare of the budding players of the Arunachal Pradesh.

Most of the sports-persons are from families with poor economic background and  they are studying in various educational institutions. Their basic needs are often met with the meager amount granted by the SSA. And, it was the poor athletes, who bring laurels to the state and often keep Indian flag fly high in the international sporting arenas, the AOA said.

Meanwhile, AOA has informed that financial aids to various state level sports associations has been discontinued since last six months by SAA causing great problem to the associations in running their associations and sending athletes to participate in different regional, national and international events. However, few associations are somehow managing fund in their own to run their associations and send athletes to participate in various events. But most of the associations are facing hardship and even unable to carry out their normal activities due to lack fund which is a matter of great concern, the AOA said.



Tine Mena-led women mountaineering team climbs Mt. Menthosa

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: An 11-member Indian women mountaineering team led by state’s ace mountaineer and first Everester from North East Tine Mena has successfully climbed the Mt. Menthosa (6433m) at Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh recently.

The first group of the team reached the summit on July 11 at 11.12 am, the second group at 11.30 am and the third and last group at 12.03 pm on the same day, informed Dr. KR Meetei, Adventure Cell in-charge of the department of Sports and Youth Affairs.

A flagging in ceremony was held yesterday on the team’s return to the Delhi where Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju was present.

The team comprising mountaineers from different states of the country included Shanti Rai from Sikkim and GR Radhika from Telegana (both deputy leaders), Muri Linggi (Arunachal Pradesh), Stenzin Youthog (Jammu & Kashmir), Amla Rawat (Uttarakhand), Gunbala Jodhana (Karnataka), Pooja Jangam (Maharashtra), Anushree (Delhi), Indu Bala (Haryana), Rinchen Dolma (Himachal Pradesh). The expedition was organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India.

Mount Menthosa is the second highest Peak in the Lahoul-Spiti Province of Himachal Pradesh. The first team to climb the Mount Menthosa was British Service team led by Capt. S. Bembrose in 1970.



Challyang in search of lost traditional medicine plants

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Jul 21: Today, many NGOs are coming up and working for preservation and protection of environment. Here is a man named Mudang Challyang, who is working silently on the theory of ‘back to nature’ for the benefit of the society and the mankind.

Challyang, son of Lt. Mudang Grayu of Hong village, Ziro by profession is a school teacher. After school hours and on holidays, he spends his time collecting and identifying medicinal plants available within Ziro plateau. So far, he has collected and identified 110 medicinal plant species out of which 11 comes under the category of Global Significant Medicinal Plant (GSMP).

In a brief interview, Challyang told this reporter that ‘in those days, our people used locally available medicinal plants for treating various ailments but with the advent of modern medication, they are avoiding such treatments. In order to rediscover the forgotten medicinal plants, I have started to work on identifying and collecting them since year 2009.

I have tried and applied these medicines on various aliments and found them very effective and successful. Today, people come to me asking for local medicines.

In 2012, he started planting a medicinal plant called ‘Valeriana Jatamansi’ in a bamboo garden on trial basis which was found to be successful. In November 2013, Dabur Company came to him through department for Horticulture and purchased his trial production @ Rs. 160 per kg.

Valeriana Jatamansi is a hairy and dwarf plant. It grows at a high altitude or a cold place like Ziro. It needs shade, for which bamboo garden is suitable for cultivation.  Since most of the Apatanis are having own bamboo garden, they can grow bamboo cum Valeriana Jatamansi in same plot of land. I suggest them to try at least for once, he said.   



Guru Purnima celebrated with felicitation of Doimukh CNN priest

ITANAGAR, July 21: The Guru Purnima was celebrated in a befitting manner at Central Nyedar Namlo (CNN) Doimukh yesterday. A good number of devotees and dignitaries including Doimukh CNN president Nabum Atum, Prant Karyalay Pramuk of Vivekananda Kendra Taba Tatup were present in the celebration organized by the Vivekananda Kendra Arunjyoti, Itanagar.

In his inaugural address, Joram Begi, Director of Higher and Technical Education and Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra, Itanagar, highlighted the importance of Guru Purnima. He urged the youths to carry out the age-old tradition of ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’.  “What I am today is only due to the blessings of my Guru”, he said.  He also mentioned about the importance of Nyibu and advised everyone to respect the Nyibu who is seen as the promoter and protector of indigenous traditions and culture of Arunachal Pradesh.

Later, Begi felicitated Nangbia Taji, the Nyibu of Central Nyedar Namlo, Doimukh with a citation and a memento for his sincere and dedicated effort to promote and preserve the age-old indigenous heritage.

Earlier, Taba Tatup gave a brief introduction about Vivekananda Kendra and it’s various activities in Arunachal Pradesh. He also highlighted on the various vocational centres being run by the Kendra in order to empower the women both socially and economically.

Nabum Atum, President of Central Nyedar Namlo, Doimukh also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the Vivekananda Kendra Arunjyoti for taking such initiative to felicitate the priest.



Community mobilization training progs conducted at Seppa, Bameng

SEPPA, Jul 21: The Block Resource Centre (BRC) Seppa under SSA conducted one-day non- residential community mobilization training programme-cum-capacity building for SMCs/PRI and LA on July 19 at BRC building Seppa.

Robin Hissang, Principal Govt. College Seppa, Topo Sangdo, BRC Co-coordinator, Seppa and Hira Kino, District Co-coordinator were the resource persons of the programme. The role and responsibilities of SMCs, PRI members and L A for the welfare of the children and the school, RTE Act, various strategies for community mobilization were the main topics of discussion.

Changku Sangdo, ZPM 8th West Seppa suggested all the SMCs/ PRI members to initiate step for the welfare of the students and the schools as the nation’s destiny is shaped in the classroom.

Meanwhile, a two-day community mobilization programme for SMC, PRI members, parents and teachers of Bameng block under SSA was organized by the BRC coordinators, Bameng on July 19 and 20 last.

RTE Act, child’s right, roles and responsibility of SMC, implementation of MDM etc. were the main topics for discussion in the awareness programme. The participants including students shared their views in improving functioning of school at block.

R. Pathak, Pedagogy coordinator imparted the training in assistance with the BRC and two CRC coordinators Lafyam Pabing, Sagam Waii and S S Miji respectively. The pedagogy coordinator emphasized on active participation of all concerned in improving school functioning. He also suggested that Block level and cluster level monitoring teams need to be activated as the Dy. Commissioner and the DDSE, Seppa are taking much more attention on functioning of schools.  DIPRO



Take a deep breath and live long

M Rajaque Rahman

Want to live longer ? Take a deep breath! It may sound strange, but the advice works! The ancient wisdom says that the number a person’s heart would beat in his or her lifetime is predetermined. Now modern research has also reinforced that our ‘machinery’ is designed to go up to that point and break down. How to enhance the life of this all-important machinery? Looks quite challenging, but it’s not so. Just sitting back and breathing properly can do the job for you.

Not convinced? Visit a hospital and check it out. The other day I did it for myself and was amazed by what I found out. I put on the little patches they use to measure the heartbeat and experimented with the way I breathe. When I breathed deeper, my heartbeat reading would slow down to about 65. When I breathed in a shallow fashion, like most people breathe, the heart rate increased to around 90.

So now you know how to make that quota last longer? The idea is to slow the heart down and save up some of your beats for a rainy day.

It’s not just about the quantity of life; learning to breathe properly can greatly enhance the quality of life. Through pranayama and meditation, we can improve our health and reduce the impact of stress on our body. Have you ever wondered why your heart pounds and you get a lump in your throat when you have to make the speech in front of a large audience? Or why does your blood boils when someone jumps the queue while you are waiting to pay your telephone bill? The sensations you go through are nothing but the grossest expression of the subtle link between the mind and the body.

It's easy to forget the physiological effect our breathing has on us; not just on our minds, but also on our hearts and bodies. Our emotions are directly linked to our breathing. When we breathe deeply, the impact of negative emotions on our bodies is greatly reduced. Deep breathing also calms the mind, which creates a sense of well being and leads to vibrant health.

We breathe to only up to 30 per cent of our lung capacity, but the fact is that 90 per cent of toxins in our body are released through breath. And when toxins get accumulated in our body, they get manifested as diseases and stress syndrome.

Confusion, depression, or any other psychological disorders often arise because of irregularity of breath. Also, every organ in our bodies needs oxygen to function properly. When we work the deep, full breathing into all facets of your life, we oxygenate our blood and pump energy into our system.

That’s why the breathing techniques taught by the Art of Living are such a rage the world over. We breathe nearly 16 to 17 times a minute. It may go up to 20 when one is upset and up to 24 when extremely tense and angry. On the other hand, it will come down to 10 when one is calm and happy and to two to three breaths while in meditation. By controlling the breath, we can get control over our mind!  (The author is a faculty of the Art of Living and based in Itanagar.)

Sudarshan Kriya

The next batch of Art of Living Course that teaches the powerful breathing technique Sudarshan Kriya will be held in Itanagar from July 22. The six-day course will be held at the Art of Living Centre in H Sector from 5.30 pm to 8pm. Apart from Sudarshan Kriya and related techniques, the workshop of will also include modules on Listening Skills, Time Management, Delivering Optimal Performance, Team Building, Interpersonal Skills and Adaptability Skills.



MLA gives emphasis on development of agriculture and allied sectors

ROING, Jul 21: For the first time in the district, the Annual Operating Plan meeting of District Zilla Parishad was held at ZP Chairperson’s conference hall here today.

While attending the meeting as a special invitee, Mutchu Mithi, Parliamentary Secretary cum MLA Roing said that apart from tangible development in terms of infrastructure like roads and buildings, agriculture and allied sectors need to be given emphasis for generating sustainable source of income.  He requested the HoDs to give due importance to the Panchayat leaders while proposing the schemes as they are the one who are in touch with the grass root level. He further suggested to give priorities to public interest and to avoid duplicity in proposing and  implementing the schemes. He further requested the Panchayat leaders to make judicious selection of beneficiaries for various schemes.

Referring to the education scenario which is not very comforting in the district, Junior Mithi further requested the panchayat leaders to encourage the parents to create congenial atmosphere for the study of their children at home too. He further says that “there is limitation but within that limitation we must try to perform”. He exhorted the HoDs and Panchayat leaders to work hand in hand saying, “each one contributing little by little, together we can make some changes”.

He further said that the power scenario has improved in the district headquarter in the last few days by the efforts of the power department and expressed hope that if things go well, two phases of the Deopani Micro Hydel will function by next years.

Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar said ”it is painful to see misuse of fund”. He says this while referring to some of the fund which was not being used for the purpose it was allotted. He asked the HoDs to select schemes which will benefit the general public and to work in the interest of public rather than for the sake of the interest of a particular individual. He further asked the HoDs to submit the details of their schemes to DC Office for uploading in the District Website so that the panchayat leaders and public can see for themselves on the click of a mouse about the ongoing schemes in the district. He further called upon the Panchayat leaders to discourage bandh culture since the school children are the most affected by the bandh calls. He also said to take strong action against those involve in black marketing in the district and informed that a board has been formed to fix the rates of various essential commodities and it would be fixed soon.

Chairing over the meeting, Sipi Elapra Linggi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson informed that the meeting is conducted to discuss about various schemes and proposals for AOP 2014-15 under various departments. She informed that the AOP has been formulated from the grass root levels that is from Gram Sabha to ASM and then through ZPMs on need based. Informing that the consolidated AOP submitted by the ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons would be circulated to all the HoDs within 15 days of time, she requested the Heads of the Departments to cooperate and response to the AOP submitted by the Panchayat leaders and to include them in  their priority list for further action by the Govt.

Zilla Parishad Members and Anchal Chairpersons apprised the house about their proposals in the house and requested the HoDs, Deputy Commissioner and the legislator to pursue the matter with the govt. to mobilize fund at the earliest possible. HoDs also spoke on the occasion about their limitations and apprised the house about their departmental proposals already made to the Govt.  W Tikhak, ADC cum DPDO & Member Secretary Zilla Parishad, ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons and HoDs attended the meeting.       DIPRO



DC inaugurates in-service teachers training prog

KHONSA, Jul 21: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi today inaugurated a 3-day in-service teachers training at DIET building, Khonsa under the aegis of district resource centre amidst a huge gathering.

In his inaugural address, Joshi said that there were many teachers in schools of Tirap who taught English but they themselves lacked basic knowledge of the language adding that there were also Mathematics teachers who themselves could not solve the simple Mathematics questions. He told the trainee teachers that it was a great cause for worry and asked them to improve their performances through training and self practice.

The DC said that learning was a life-long process and asked them to update their knowledge through different medium and not only by attending trainings. He passionately appealed them to read books and inculcate reading habits in their students. He hoped that the 3-day training programme would be meaningful, enlightening, gainful and enriching for the trainees.

Tirap DDSE Lombi in his speech expressed his happiness over the training and appreciated the organizers. He asked the trainees to take the training seriously that would help them hone their skills and brush up their knowledge.

Earlier, in his address, A K Mishra, Senior Lecturer, DRC, Khonsa threw light on the importance of the training.  A N Sah, Lecturer, DRC, Khonsa in his speech explained the aims and objectives of the training saying that the training for the in-service teachers was organized to acquaint the teachers on various facets of teaching.

Speaking as guest speaker on the occasion, Denhang Bosai said that the teachers should teach the students to become good human beings that encompasses everything and urged them to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and missionary zeal. Bosai told the trainees that ‘an ordinary teacher only reads in the class, a good teacher explains, a very good teacher demonstrates and an excellent teacher inspires’ and implored them to be excellent teachers to make their students worthy citizens of the country who would shape and mould the future destiny of India. The inaugural function was attended by the resource persons, DIET and DRC staff.



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Shocking revelation

Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has caused massive uproar by alleging that three ex-Chief Justices of India had compromised in giving extension to an additional judge of Madras High court at the instance of UPA government. Justice Katju said former CJIs--Justices R C Lahoti, Y K Sabharwal and K G Balakrishnan--had made improper compromises in allowing the judge, against whom there were several allegations of corruption, to continue in office. Katju told a news channel that since he got many reports that the additional judge concerned was allegedly indulging in corruption he had requested the then CJI Lahoti to get a secret IB inquiry made about him.

 He claimed that the IB report found the allegations to be true and he should have been sacked. There has been mixed reactions from political parties to Katju's charge with some parties including AIADMK demanding a probe while others questioned the timing of his disclosure. Katju is former Chief Justice of Madras high court. It is hard to ignore his claim and therefore proper investigation should be carried out. Huge damage has been done to reputation of judiciary due to this latest revelation. For sanctity of judiciary to restore, it is important to have impartial prove and if found guilty the person involved in such shameful act should be punished.

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School that need facilities

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards the problems being faced by the students of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Sangram, Kurung Kumey district. The said school is in pathetic condition with shortage of basic facilities like table-bench, black boards and lack of sanitation and non-maintenance of electricity, school building.

The school also urgently needs Senior Teachers in Political Science, Geography and Economics. Also, the absence of proper boundary demarcation between the public and school is a matter of concern here.

The school already house General ground and Community hall inside the campus since long time ago. Grieving students were complaining about the festivals and local programes being held on these grounds and halls even when classes are on which hampers the academic atmosphere severely.

A school doesn’t only mean students, teachers and classes. It should be composed of many basic facilities including good environment of the surroundings. For example, one can easily imagine the outcome if a school is surrounded by “circus” or “melas’. You may guess what kind of students will emerge from such a school.  

Through this letter, I would like to appeal every likeminded citizen, elders, leaders; SMC’s and School authorities to avoid too much politics atleast while dealing with development of education sector.

No doubt, some Govt. schools are being political victimized and so is deprived of facilities. I  request all the likeminded peoples to come forward and contribute towards the upliftment of education.


Tarh Mabu,



AAPSU-please no more bandh call

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the news item ‘AAPSU declares 60 hr state wide bandh’ published in July 20 edition of your daily. AAPSU has sought opinion of public regarding proposed bandh call.

Let me begin by stating that we welcome such move of AAPSU to seek public opinion. Everybody including AAPSU activists and leaders know that during bandh call, poor people are the worst sufferers. Despite knowing it why do they resort to bandh call? I am 100 percent sure that majority of Arunachalees people except few lazy government officers are dead against bandh call. However there are some government officials who use bandh call as holiday.

Though many people may not publicly criticize AAPSU’s decision to go for bandh call, privately everyone opposes it. It is my sincere and honest appeal to my AAPSU brothers, please stop this bandh culture. We had enough of it. It’s a modern world and use modern methodology to fight against system. We all support the cause taken up by you all but please no bandh call. Already people of Arunachal, in particularly citizens of capital are living pathetic life. Bad road, continuous rainfall and deteriorating law and order situation have made life miserable for resident of capital. Bandh calls are like adding salt to the injury.

If proposed 60 hour bandh call is not called off, I think majority of Arunachalee citizens will turn hostile towards AAPSU. Such situation will be sad, because AAPSU has always been known for putting interest of Arunachalee citizen at front before anything.


Tadang Dadi,





Reconnect road link

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the pathetic road condition connecting Tigdo village.

Due to heavy rain and accumulation of mud, the Tigdo village is cut off from the rest part of the world. The Trans Arunachal Highway which passes through Tigdo village has been cut off and the students, office goers, most importantly the patients of the village are suffering the most.

Therefore, it is our sincere request to authority concern to give due importance for restoration of the village link road which is the only life line for the people of Tigdo village.


Tana Raniya

Teri Takar

Tigdo Village




There is no logic for calling these Bandhs

Dear Editor,

In a democratic setup, everyone has the right to articulate their views and vocalise their problems as long as it does not lead to infringement of law. In a number of developed countries including USA and France, an embargo has been put on Bandhs and strikes. It is quite regrettable that the political parties in India abuse the democratic rights of the people by calling this Bandhs and strikes which often cause a roadblock to the economic development of the nation. People can’t go to work, students are unable to go to school, and exams get postponed. The backbone of the economy is affected very badly. Is this the thing we looked for in independent India? certainly not! There is no logic for calling these Bandhs  when so much hardship is caused to the common people. It is the common people who bear the brunt of the these so called machinations of public welfare. We should remember that only sensible discussions and talks can bring us to a feasible solution and these talks should serve the interest of the common people.

Looking at the wider scenario, what happens when bandh is imposed? What are its consequences? Ok, let’s talk about the other fraction; think about the people who lives and dwell on daily wages, one day strike can lead them to sleep unnervingly without food or sometimes water as well. The plight of a person who wants to see his/her ailing parents, the person who wants to go to airport/railway station for the scheduled flight/ train to reach particular destination without fail or else he/she can miss out a good career opportunity which he/she is looking forward since months, the situation of the school students, a college students, a loss of day long studies which will lead to the burden of two days studies the next day with all mental and physical stress. The rickshaw puller, the conductor, the carpenter, the plumber etc. list in countless, who fall prey due to this culture. And more over the backbone of the economy is affected very badly. One who organizes such culture of Bandh may think it’s a wondrous job/duty for the welfare of the common people and for the interest and betterment of the state. I think it’s certainly not! At one point it’s a selfish minded of a Groups, Organizations, Institutions and peoples etc for organising such bandh culture. It hampers the  growth of the economy and people are affected at vast number. So therefore let’s think in the wider prospects and aspect of the common people. Time to come up with a conclusion and a beefy resolution en route for practicing this culture. After-effects of this is very explosive and can destroy the prospect of growth and triumph of the state. It is the time to come frontward with a motive and hardcore slogan of “anti-bandh” for the betterment of our state, for the betterment of the future of our next generation and of course for our beautiful state, rich in culture, resources and an even more beautiful people; and you can see the change with more employment, tourists and loads of good and great things.


Mankam Mossang

IInd year BSW

Don Bosco College

Panaji Goa



Look for an alternative

Dear Editor,

Through your daily, I would like to send a message to executive members of AAPSU.

I think charter of demands can also be fulfilled by some other alternative measures rather than bandh calls.

These bandh calls are not helping any students instead it’s ruining  normal people’s normal life, who doesn’t even know what the bandh is all about.

Regular bandh calls can also effect AAPSU’s reputation.

I request the AAPSU to stand against the wrong but bandh calls cannot be the solution. After all  it’s 2014 of 21st century. It would be great if you take every measure for a peaceful solution with peaceful process.

Government should also take some preventive measures to stop bandh calls.


Kipa Ribu