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.
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
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
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
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.
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
It further sought promotion of the ATs in the waiting list recommended by DPC.
Recall all extra staff posted in RC offices
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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.)
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
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
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.
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
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.
----Readers Forum ----
School that need facilities
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,
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.
AAPSU-please no more bandh call
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
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
Reconnect road link
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.
There is no logic for calling these Bandhs
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.
IInd year BSW
Don Bosco College
Look for an alternative
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.