---- Editorial ----
Time to wake up
The horrific attack on pilgrimage going to Amarnath Yatra at Kashmir is highly condemnable
and it will have serious repercussion in days to come. Six Amarnath Yatra pilgrims
were killed and 12 injured when terrorists opened fire on their bus in Jammu and
Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening. The bus, which was from Gujarat, was
reportedly not part of the main yatra convoy and was not registered with the shrine
board, the Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF said. The main yatra convoy is escorted
by the CRPF which has now rushed troops to the spot. The incident exposes the preparedness
of J &K Govt.
How can they allow non-registered pilgrims to take part in this kind of sensitive
pilgrimage tour? Proper investigation should be done and those responsible for the
negligence must be strongly punished. Also the incident once again raises serious
concern over state of affair in Jammu and Kashmir. In the last two year violence
has increased in the state. Anti-India sentiment is at all time high and on regular
basis anti-India protests are organized in the Kashmir valley. The terrorist related
incident is also increasing at alarming rate. People are openly coming out in support
of the terrorists. They have been found disturbing anti-terror operation on several
occasions. Something is seriously wrong with the policy of central and state government.
If situation persist Kashmir will further drift away from India. Taking advantage
of the situation radical Islamists are gaining ground. For years Kashmir struggle
has been about Kashmiri identity but due to growing radicalization it is starting
to take religious colour. This should alarm the policy makers at Delhi and wake them
from the deep slumber.
---- Readers Forum ----
Education is the basic right of every human being. It is the power that drags a person
from darkness of illiteracy into the light of knowingness. In general sense, education
is the transferring of knowledge, habits and skills from one generation to the next.
However, in our State, education department has been a victim of negligence by the
people from different strata of our society.
The educational standard of our State can be divided according to the regions and
districts. We can have a look at the results of competitive exams and one can easily
gauge that the education standard of Arunachal Pradesh is quite low as compared to
other states. Arunachal Pradesh is facing grave crises of education because of poor
facilities, crumbling infrastructure .
The disturbing situation is happening just because of massive corruption, political
interferences, lack of quality education, different parallel systems of education,
insensitivity on the importance of education, corporal punishment, and shortage of
schools, least bothered civil society, and poverty.
It is not possible to eradicate corruption from society but it can be reduced by
appointing honest and committed people in education department. Regular monitoring
system may be launched at district level and salary of teachers may not be released
unless signed by monitoring officer. There are many officers who were appointed against
bribe in previous govt. They should be sent back on their previous positions and
other honest people may be posted on their positions.
Byabang Noah Dui,
Clarification on funding of sportspersons and cosplayers
This is regarding Ms Paklu Taipodia, Ms Junnu Pinggam, Ms Gichik Charchang and Sambo
Lapung statements through various media about lack of support in providing any financial
assistance for thier endeavour and participation in National/International Competitions.
The Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, GoAP would like to clarify that Department
has been doing its best to promote and encourage the meritorious sportsperson as
per laid down norms of government.
1. Ms Paklu Taipodia had applied for Rs 5.00 lacs. HCM /Govt has sanctioned Rs 5.00
lacs which was handed over to Ms Paklu Taipodia last month. Ms Paklu Taipodia was
appointed as LDC in the forest Deptt under sports quota. Department has written to
PCCF to consider her for out of turn promotion considering her excellent performance
in the sports and for bringing laurel to state Govt. Taipodia was recommended for
State Gold Medal for this year by the Sports Department. The Department is still
to receive application from Ms Paklu Taipodia seeking financial help of Rs15.00 lacs
for participation in upcoming International Competition. Once, her application is
received, the matter will be thoroughly examined as per existing criteria. And department
is ready to provide every possible help, if laid down criteria is fulfilled by the
2. The Govt has already sanctioned Rs.75000 each to Miss Junnu Pingam and Miss Gichik
Charchang for participation in the Cosplay event at Japan. They had sought financial
help of around Rs 2.00 lacs for both of them.
3. Sambo Lapung was given Rupees Ten Lacs last year as a financial help from the
Government. Sambo Lapung will also get financial incentive according to his achievement
on 29.08.2017 which is National Sports Day. He will be getting the highest amount.
This has been informed to him personally by the Department. He was awarded State
gold medal last year.
Rupees Twenty Five Lacs also was given to weight Lifting Association of Arunachal
for Dietary Supplement.
The Department is in constant touch with associations. Even Secretary S&YA also personally
spoke to President, Weight Lifting association five month back, wherein he was informed
that the amount is with President and account is being properly maintained and spent
as and where necessary.
As such, Department is trying every possible way to promote the games & sports in
the state and meritorious sportsperson. Person seeking financial assistance should
come with proper channel and they must fulfill the laid down eligibility criteria
for any such assistance. There is affiliated Association for every discipline and
if anybody/individual is seeking financial aid/support from department; they should
only come through their association. Governing head of association have to recommend
and certify the individual seeking financial assistance. This is the basic formalities
which have to be followed, but it is found in most of the cases, applicant doesn't
follow this system and directly submit the application in plain papers addressing
the Minister, Parliamentary Secretary and even Secretary and Director S&YA which
is not the correct system.
Therefore, it is appealed to all sportsperson of the state to refrain from giving
any unnecessary statements in press or social networking sites without any authentication
from department/competent authorities.
Who is responsible?
Who is responsible for the land slide and flood?
We the human beings have destroyed the nature by deforestation, polluting the air,
water and land and now we are facing the wrath of nature. So plant more trees. Prevention
is better than cure.
Time is money, everybody wants to buy maximum good with minimum money and even within
minimum money, and we try to bargain. Likewise aspirant also wants to appear maximum
interview in minimum time. Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission is going to
conduct Fishery Officer/ Extension Officer on July 22 & 23 2017, but the dates coincides
with the Rajiv Gandhi University Common Entrance Test for M.Sc(Physic, Botany) M.A(Pol.
Request the higher authority to do something and give us chance to appear all the
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