---- Editorial ----
Drowning incidents rising at alarming rate
Reports of people getting drowned in river are pouring in from various parts of the
state. Several people especially young students and villagers have been drowned while
bathing and fishing in the rivers. Three students were drowned on Wednesday afternoon
at Geku in Upper Siang district when they were swimming in river Siang. In another
incident a villager of Basernello under Papum Pare district was drowned from Papum
River when he went for fishing in the said river. With each passing year the nature
of rivers are rapidly changing due to climate change. The unpredictable weather condition
makes it extremely danger to venture into rivers during monsoon season.
Therefore there is need to carry out awareness campaign at large scale to educate
and inform citizen about danger of visiting river during monsoon. The authorities
should target schools and villages to create awareness. District administration should
take the help of SDRF and NDRF to carry out the awareness campaigns. The schools
also need to take initiative in this regard. Strict instructions should be passed
to the students asking them to avoid visiting river during monsoon. Also it is good
to hear that Chief Minister Pema Khandu is personally worried about the growing case
of drowning and is taking initiative from his side to stop such tragic incidents.
---- Readers Forum ----
Non availability of text books
Non availability and non supply of text books in school or even in the market in
remote places like Yingkiong & Tuting is a cause of concern for the poor parents.
We are finding it hard to purchase the books from Pasighat & Guwahati and some subjects
cannot be found there too.
Therefore, I humbly appeal the school authority to look into the matter to enable
the students to get the text book on time.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of government regarding
conditions of road connecting Panch ali, Mowb 2 and Lobi in Itanagar.
This road has been badly damaged this monsoon but till date it has not repaired.
The public residing in this area are confused as to who will repair this road. The
road has been damaged so badly that cars cannot move and the surface has become uneven
due to which our cars are badly damaged.
So, I request the concern department and capital administration to look into this
matter and repair the road as soon as possible.
Since the advertisement of the Agriculture Development Officer examination by APPSC,
the unemployed agriculture graduates have been appealing to the Directorate of Agriculture,
Naharlagun for the addition of posts.
This was moved considering the last recruitment held in 2011 and the number unemployed
agri-graduates which stand at about 1000.
But the number is yet to be increased.
So, I would like to request the Department to enhance the number soon before the
declaration of the result of written examination.
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