---- Editorial ----
Time to get serious
The monsoon deluge has caused large scale devastation across the state. Roads have
been damaged, electric poles, mobile towers and water pipelines washed away. Life
has come to standstill in many parts of the state. Many areas still remains cut off
from rest of the world. The capital complex has been the worst affected. This kind
of situation is repeated every year. But unfortunately state government simply does
not seem to be ready to learn any lesson. Every time situation turns grim government
will blame it on nature's fury.
There is no doubt that every year monsoon hits the state hard. However by now the
policy makers, bureaucrats and technocrats should have learnt their lesson as they
have been facing monsoon fury for the last many years. Before the onset of monsoon
administration talks big and claims to be fully prepared to face any situation. However
moment the monsoon sets in they are exposed and most of the officials vanishes from
the scene. Take the example of capital complex, where it is becoming annual routine
for drinking water supply to be disrupted. For the last 10 days people of capital
complex are struggling to get few drops of drinking water due to washing away of
pipelines at Poma and Borum village. PHE department are struggling to provide drinking
water as they do not have any concrete alternate plan. This is absolutely shocking.
How can the citizen of state capital survive without drinking water facilities for
months? Who will be hold accountable for it? Similarly PWD also failed to repair
alternate roads which can act as lifeline for the citizens of capital complex. State
government should get serious and introspect in this regard.
---- Readers Forum ----
Conscience of the nation
Far from being a "rubber stamp" President or dancing to the tune of the incumbent
Government, Pranab Mukherjee did not hesitate to call the spade the spade. Thus repeatedly
had Mukherjee warned the nation and the concerned authorities about the menace and
fatal consequences of communalism and intolerance. As a true democrat, he had always
advocated for equality of all citizens and entitled respect to the culture and sentiments
of all religious group of this secular multi-religious nation whenever innocents
got murdered in the name of 'Gau Mata'. Mukherjee's appeal to ensure freedom of thought
and expression by exercising minds without fear was nothing but a protest against
the cold-blooded murder of rationalists like M.M.Kalburgi and Govind Pansare who
dare to swim against the "nationalist mainstream".
By advising that Constitution is not merely about administration and economic growth;
Mukherjee had conveyed the message that all rhetoric of "hard work" and "reforms"
like demonetisation or GST would count little unless the lives, livelihood and Constitutional
rights of all citizens of this heterogeneous democratic country are not adequately
protected. What a conscientious and enlightened personality possessing a sensitive
heart full of humanity and pathos!
India is indeed proud and fortunate to have had such a conscientious President at
its head who was acting as the Conscience of the nation. In this dark age of supreme
intolerance and barbaric throttling of voices which dare to differ with the seats
of power, Pranab Mukherjee remains one of the rarest of rare beacon of light in our
Though it is sad that his illustrious tenure has come to an end; but all true Indians
will continue to get inspired by his sanity and noble thoughts. But definitely we
will also miss him and his presence full of grace. Hats off to you Sir!
And Ram Nath Kovind has indeed some big shoes to fill! Wish that he can live up to
the legacy of Pranab Mukherjee.
One month without power
Through your esteemed daily, we would like to highlight the sufferings that we are
facing for the past one month. We might be the common people but we will make our
Last June 29 our village transformer was damaged during heavy downpour. Since then
we have been living without electricity while this Govt. talks about schemes and
We do not know whom to blame for this delay and where to go. We hope that our MLA
from Doimukh constituency is aware of the situation and our votes were casted for
The department has been tackling our demands by saying that the transformer was coming
from Guwahati but does it take one month? The mother who has to nurse their infants
is worried for their children's health; the sons and daughter are worried for their
old father and old mother's health. People living far away cannot make call to their
family as their batteries are dead. School children are suffering as the hot weather
is unbearable distracting them from their studies. School children have to read under
kerosene lamp or very dim led light to do their homework. Business are being hampered
and most of all the hot unbearable weather.
We hope that with this letter at-least now the concern authorities; be it bureaucrats
or elected bodies will wake up to the situation and start synchronizing in harmony
and work to solve the situation as soon as possible.
Hawacamp (Upper Cher),
Human blood is an essential component of human life which is universally recognized
as the most precious element that sustains life and there are no substitutes to blood
as yet. Availability of safe blood and blood products is a critical aspect in improving
health care. A blood transfusion saves thousands of lives each year, but adequate
and safe blood supply is a demanding challenge in developing states especially in
In a place where most of the people are selfish, self-centered, where crime rates
are increasing at massive pace but even in these environment, there are few people
who are doing philanthropic contribution towards the society in various disciplines.
And from them, I have personally seen and have experienced voluntary blood donation
by Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, a voluntary blood donor organization under
the chairmanship of Ramesh Jeke(Marbam).
They say you wouldn’t know the value until you face it. I feel this saying is absolutely
true because the situation has also been faced by me when the need of blood aroused
to one of my family members.
Doctors couldn’t do anything but to wait for blood. That very moment made me realize
the importance of blood and voluntary blood donation.
We had no hope until Ramesh Jeke(Marbam) and his team members came forward. They
came from nowhere and helped us in obtaining blood which led to successful operation.
They did it voluntarily without receiving anything monetarily or even in kinds.
I couldn’t believe that AVYS are donating blood voluntarily because I haven’t seen
any NGOs or societies performing such kind of humanitarian act in our state and that
too by our local youth who are in colleges.
I was even more surprised to know that they do not charge any money, not even for
their taxi fare or for refreshment and serve all 24/7 continuously. What they wanted
in return was just our blessing so that they can help as many people as possible
and also they suggested us to help others just like they did for us.
After listening to their philosophy, my way of thinking towards the society has changed
It is not only me who have brought changes in my thoughts but there are also many
people who have changed their thinking towards the society by listening to Ramesh’s
and his team’s speeches at hospitals.
The team AVYS does their work in a unique and positive way.
It is my humble request to everyone to kindly donate blood voluntarily because your
unit of blood will save a life and bring happiness to a family.
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