ITANAGAR, June 12: All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers’ Union (AAPFWU) has appealed
to the state Forest Minister to take steps for appointment of contingency and casual
workers of forest department on seniority basis.
The former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu had directed the forest department to
prepare the list for the year 2009 and appoint the casual workers as per seniority,
the union claimed while resenting that the forest department did not take any step
in this regard.
ITANAGAR, June 12: The All Capital Complex Autorickshaw Welfare Association (ACCAWA)
in its meeting held at Naharlagun yesterday reshuffled its executive body and appointed
action chairman Tame Negi and Assistant general secretary Milli Jaju as new acting
president and acting general secretary respectively of the Association for the
remaining tenure of six month till election/selection of the new executives.
The Association is working under All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
Meanwhile, AAPPTF has appointed Anita Miji and Sunita Gurung as president and general
secretary of the women wing of West Kameng district unit of the Federation.
Yogya for Ramdev
ITANAGAR, June 12: Patanjali Yoga Samiti/ Bharat Swabhiman Trust Arunachal Pradesh
performed Maha Mirtunjoy Jab and Gyatri Mantra and Budhi-Sudhi Yagya on June 11 and
12 respectively for the speedy recovery of Ramdev’s health.
The Puja will be continue till Ramdev regain his normal health.
ITANAGAR: The Memba community of Menchukha will organize the 49 days religious rituals
of Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu which is scheduled on June 17 next.
More than 50 Lamas will perform the day long rituals under the guidance of Rev. Rinpoche
Thinley Norbu at Gonpa Choiling. People from all walks of life including panchayat
leaders, NGO group, MLA and ex-minister and villagers are expected to participate
in the religious prayer. Prayers will also be held for eternal peace of late Yeshi
Chodak, late Yeshi Lhamu, late J S Babbar and late T S Manik who died along with
Khandu in the chopper mishap on April 30.
Forum demands security to RTI activist
ITANAGAR: The Arunachal RTI Activist Forum (ARTIAF) appealed to the state government
to provide security to RTI activist and Sango Lomte Foundation Chairman Payi Gyadi
Pointing out the June 5 incident in which a pistol and suspected hand grenade were
found from the car of Gyadi, the ARTAIF said that it was a plan chalked out by some
miscreants to implicate the RTI activist in false and fabricated case.
Payi Gyadi has been fighting against corruption and exposed misdeeds of many people
including those in power, the Forum said and appealed the Govt to provide police
protection to him so that he shall continue his fight against corruption.
Groom them well
Of late there are reports claiming cent per cent results in AISSE. Isn’t the introduction
of grading system meant to avoid failure in the first place? It would be interesting
to know whether the reputed institutes award grade against co-scholastic areas with
justification. Scenario in a government establishment would be pathetic where the
teachers barely know any student by name. The revamped system seems to be a good
effort on the part of the board. In addition to the academic performance the students
need to be judged on other value system.
I wonder whether there is any class or period assigned for these aspects. These co-curricular
tests are as important as academic performance. If they are groomed well from the
beginning we could hope for a better citizen with broader vision. Unlike us who can
never see beyond our petty divisive affiliations.
Another ritual which needs serious rethinking is the tradition of awarding toppers
among different communities. These young minds that might have been thought not to
discriminate, at least in essays, anyone on any ground must be surprised to see the
stark contradictions. If they are really concern they should sponsor the educational
cost of meritorious students from the economically vulnerable section instead of
practicing mere tokenism.
In the current dispensation perhaps only the ward of well-off who can pay through
their nose for their children’s education might be the contender of this coveted
recognition. A student from a poor family background studying in a remote government
school might not heard about these largesse. Seems the government is also happy to
keep the majority of us in dark. God also seems to have forsaken us!
John (on email)
Headache for corrupt politicians and bureaucrats
No matter whatever action the government is taking to curb the propaganda of anticorruption
movement the saffron saint and the Gandhi man is creating havoc and headache for
corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. Somebody had genuinely said that the corruption
is a menace that tear up a civil society. It has entered into every section and every
field. It has engulfed the whole nation.
Time has come to gear up against this deadly virus and fate has favoured us with
these two veteran activists. So lets us all come and join this noble cause.
Jottam Ruja Took
Naharlagun, (on email)
Make way for locals
In reference to the recent news of Mizoram merchant Association barring the local
people to lend their trading license to non locals, it is requested to Chamber of
commerce and business community of Arunachal to take action on the same line of Mizoram.
There are many non locals trader doing their business using license of local which
is not a good trend for the local entrepreneurs. The large numbers of non-tribal
in the capital or state not only threatens the existence of locals but also directly
challenges the business avenue of unemployed youth. Therefore it is the need of the
hour that the locals should open their eyes and discourages the non local traders
for the interest of Arunachalees. Therefore I urge the concerned authority to check
the rampant migration of non locals for business purposes in the state.
Itanagar, (on email)
The innocent yoga followers must not be doomed
As Baba Ramdev does, so do we all agree, that, corruption in any form has to end
even if a little at a time.
We are fortunate enough to be living in a vibrant society that has the tenacity to
keep delivering people of great action like Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev even in this
modern times. People who can garner mass support to stand against the goliath corruption.
The more recent protest of the Yoga guru Baba Ramdev against the black money stashed
in Swiss bank is full of supports, but, for one,if it is indeed true, I, as a common
person, would like to question as to why in the name of a yoga shivir, the guru conducted
a protest at the Ramlila ground that later-on resulted in the condemnable way of
eviction by the Delhi govt.
For a man of integrity like Baba Ramdev, why did he allow his conscious mind to get
corrupted in the first place by planning a make-believe yoga shivir and instead executed
a protest and in doing so, he also mislead the Delhi govt. Why did he use a human
shield comprising of women, fragile and old, instead of facing the consequences boldly
for a good cause.
As far as my knowledge goes, the two things, yoga and protest can never come together
in any form or place. They are placed the farthest apart. Yoga, as I have been taught
in my school days, is an art of systematic physical activity done in a controlled
and composed mind. But, protest is a random reflexive action of our body controlled
by an agitated mind.
I hope, Baba Ramdev will not fall to the steps of the fabled man, the Pied Piper
of Hamelin, that, for his crusade against corruption and now for his differences
with the govt, the innocent yoga followers must not be doomed.
I believe that, in order to bring transparency in the system, the mind and soul that
leads must also be transparent.
Changlang (on email)
The convincing thug
I would like to share the following important piece of information with the readers
of your esteemed daily.
On my journey from Tezu on June 2, a black Scorpio coming from opposite direction
suddenly stopped near my car just 6-7 kms away from Parashuram Kund. A man with 5.7
ft height (Approx), round face and darkish complexion, sporting light moustache and
beard, came out from the car. He spoke in Faujiwala Hindi and introduced himself
as R Mallick, a resident of Tezpur and an employee of CSD. He narrated such a story
that I was carried away by his emotion and realized that he needs some money. But,
he had such a good morality that he didn’t want help as alms, so he gave me a Nokia
N8 mobile and asked for Rs 6000 just to get rid of his problems. I did so happily
as I did two great job --- one, I helped a needy person and two, I got a Nokia N8
for just Rs 6000. But the story did not end there.
I rang up one of my friend at Tezu to describe that incident happily.
But alas, I came to know that I was cheated by a mobile thug. There are some 8-9
more people, mostly officers from Anjaw district who were cheated by the gang of
I came to know later that he and his gang use different cars to disguise their identity.
He is so expert in convincing people that you will even pay extra money by seeing
his artificial facial expression.
He is roaming in Tezu and Anjaw district for last many months to sell Chinese made
mobiles which look like the original Nokia N –series.
You may be next target of such cheater. Best of luck.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
DC for relocation of flood & landslide prone Gosang
ITANAGAR, June 12: Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang Liyon Borang alongwith officers
and public leaders visited land slide affected Gosang village of Jengging Circle
today to take stock of the situation in view of the ensuing monsoon.
It may be mentioned that the village was affected by landslide during last monsoon
necessitating families to shift to adjoining Pubuk and Dangkir areas.
While interacting with the people, the Deputy Commissioner advised the people and
the Kebang to find out a suitable and stable site for shifting of the village as
the present location is very prone to landslide and erosion. He assured the people
for proper rehabilitation if alternative suitable site is found. He also assured
the people to take up land protection measure with concerned department as requested
by the people.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner and the team also visited Pubuk settlement where some
of the effected families have shifted. The people requested the Deputy Commissioner
for basic amenities in view of the settlement being new who assured the people to
look into their grievances and advised them to get their village recognised in the
While returning back to Yingkiong, the Deputy Commissioner also visited Dangkir area
to explore suitability of rehabilitating effected families there. (DIPRO)
Kaso urged to give priority on capital development
ITANAGAR, June 12: The senior workers and supporter of local MLA Techi Kaso organized
a interaction meeting with Kaso here yesterday.
While reviewing various developmental activities being taken up in the twin capital
city, the house apprised the local MLA about the various difficulties and problems
being faced by the town, colony, and sector dwellers in particular and constituency
as a whole.
The members present in the meeting urged the MLA to give priority on development
activities like construction/renovation of drainage system, road, footpath, electricity
and water supply and improved law and order situation.
Emphasizing on the need of proper implementation of any developmental works, the
house also urged all the executing agencies and Govt officials to maintain cordial
relation with general publics for the better development in the state capital.
In the meeting, speakers appreciated local MLA for fulfilling some of the election
commitment on priority basis such as improvement of sectoral road, footpath, electricity
and water supply and taking up various ambitious projects with the Govt including
construction of seven fly over bridge to mitigate the traffic problems, Green airfield,
projects under JnNURM, highway projects in Capital, Inter-State Bus Terminus.
MLA Kaso promised to keep up his good work for better development of the state capital
and its citizen. He advised the workers to maintain brotherhood and cordial relations
among all the communities, tribes for peace and tranquility and to evolve all round
The meeting was attended among others by Taba Tara, General Secretary NCP, Techi
Nera Vice-President NCP, Nguri Rajen, Tok Bottum, Tajo Shillong , Tamchi Kame,
Bamang Loram, Charu Hari and Rumik Taha.
APUWJ express shock while AAPSU condemn killing of Mid-Day scribe
ITANAGAR, June 12: Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ) has expressed
shock over the killing of prominent journalist Jyoti Dey at Mumbai yesterday by unidentified
persons. Late Dey who was working with English daily Mid-Day newspaper was one of
few journalists who had deep access to Mumbai underworld and had extensively written
about underworld in his 15 years of journalism career. APUWJ while condoling his
killing, sympathize with family members of late Dey.
“Killing of J Dey once again highlights how lives of journalists are at risk in this
country. Even in Arunachal Pradesh, media persons had always been targeted for tirelessly
working to expose wrongdoings of powerful persons. It is time civil society and ordinary
citizen come out in support of media fraternities,” Union stated in a release. Further
it added, “We also urge state government to review all the cases of attack on media
persons. Though many FIRs had been lodged but nothing had happen in most cases. Such
callous attitude of police and administration are the reason why hooligans are emboldened
to act against journalists, the Union added.
Meanwhile All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union(AAPSU) has also condemn killing of
J Dey. In a release AAPSU President Takam Tatung has termed his death as great loss
to state of Arunachal. “During his visit to Arunachal, he had meet us and tried to
get first hand information about various problems. He had extensively written about
issues like Chinese claim over Arunachal, insurgency problems and poor infrastructure.
He had also desired to work on Chakma-Hajong refugee and were again planning to visit
Arunachal for the purpose,” said Takam Tatung. Further he added, “He was one journalist
who honestly cared for this state and tried to present true facts unlike those journalists
who never visit and write everything making assumption. In his death, Arunachal has
lost a very important media friend from national daily and AAPSU prays for eternal
peace of departed soul.”
Dey's last rites were performed at suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai. Print and electronic
media personnel were present in large numbers.
Varies on APLS platter
ITANAGAR, June 12: The monthly meeting of the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society
(APLS) was held today at J N Museum, Itanagar under the chairmanship of Y D Thongchi,
Sahitya Akedemi winner and noted Assamese writer.
The gathering congratulated Jamuna Bini, the noted Hindi Poet and Assistant Professor
(Hindi), Rajiv Gandhi University for being awarded with ‘Rashtra Bhasha Gaurav’ by
Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Sahitya Sevi Sansthan, Allahabad, UP for her contribution to
the Hindi literature.
Y D Thonchi read out his short story titled ‘Asol Bhoot’ in Assamese on the topic
of atrocities meted out to the domestic helps.
Ajanta, another noted Assamese writer read out her story ‘I Love You Mem’ in Assamese
on the disturbed childhood on lack of love. Shilpi Shikha Dutta, English Lecturer,
displayed her sketches on Conservation of wildlife, religion, life etc while Deputy
Director, Research Batem Pertin talked on the importance and preservation of oral
tradition of the state.
Writer Pekba Ringu was also present in the meeting.
The meeting is held on the second Sunday of every month to encourage new writers
and poets and to create an environment of Literature amongst the Arunachalees.
Australian website omits Kashmir, Arunachal as part of India
Melbourne/New Delhi, June 12: A map of India on an Australian government website
has omitted the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh triggering strong
protests from the Indian community in the country. Following the protests, Australia
admitted that the map was an "error" and said it will be removed from the website.
"The map was an error and is being removed from the website." an Australian High
Commission spokesperson in New Delhi said on Sunday.
The Indian community in Australia had lodged strong protests with the Australian
government over the incorrect map of India, posted on a government website in Australia
which omitted the border states of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. The website
of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of Australia had the "incorrect"
map in its website.
The Council of Indian Australians Inc (CIA), an apex body representing the Indian
Australian community in New South Wales, had asked the DIAC to correct the map on
"The CIA Inc wishes to bring this (incorrect map) to the attention of the Government
of Australia and urges the DIAC to rectify this incorrect map and display the revised
map showing correct boundaries," a CIA statement said.
Awareness prog for SHGs and Farmers
ITANAGAR, June 12: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) a Namphai-I based
NGO of Miao organized Self Help Group (SHG) and Farmers’ Club Awareness Programme
at New Longkey and Samkhedung Villages under Khagam CD Block of Miao, today.
A total of 17 participants took active part in the awareness programme organized
at New Longkey Village and 12 farmers resolved themselves to form farmer club at
The other community leaders present in the programme were village Gaon Burahs and
Church Leaders. Jangam Pansa and Alisha Mossang of AMYAA gave solid input sessions
on SHG and Famer Club by explaining the concept and significance of SHG and Farmer
Club for the village community who are still lacking development almost in all spheres
of livelihood, education, medical facilities and above all in knowing their basic
fundamental rights as citizens of the Country. In the interactive sessions that were
held in both the villages, participants raised their queries related to the changes
of development and benefit that SHG and Farmer Club can bring about in their village.
The AMYAA Staff responded with satisfactory explanations to all the queries raised
by the participants. The staff further shared that forming of SHG and Farmer Club
is not merely for financial benefit but for empowerment, development of personality
and skills, a learning platform through group functioning and a challenge to work
for genuine development of their families, village and society.
The AMYAA (NGO) through her bottom-top approach has been wining the credibility
of the grassroots community members through various NABARD sponsored short term training
programmes such as Skill Development Programme (SDP) in wood carving, Rural Entrepreneurship
Development Programme (REDP) in Food Processing, Mushrooming. The impacts of these
programmes have become a motivating factor for poverty stricken villages to go for
formation of SHG and Farmer Club. The AMYAA (NGO) with minimum resource at hand and
with the only and timely support of NABARD RO, Itanagar has a vision-mission commitment
to redefine the lives of the poor in the target areas in all possible means and ways.
44th Dree Football Tourney
Diibo, SLSC enter quarters
ZIRO, Jun 12: Two times champions Diibo Sports Club (DSC) beat Youngest Club Hari
(YCH) 2-0 in their last league match and entered the quarterfinals of the 44th Dree
Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli today.
Michi Yapa and Koj Tangung scored a goal each in 58th and 60th minutes.
Leegang Bunghu of DSC was declared the ‘man of the match’.
In the second match of the day, defending champions Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC)
trounced Dolo Mando Football Club (DMFC) by 6-0 goals to became second team to enter
quarter- finals of the tournament.
Mihin Taker scored 4 goals while Mihin Pullo and Millo Jelley scored a goal each
to book their quarterfinals berth.
Millo Jelley was adjudged the ‘man of the match’.
Laji Bogia Sports Club will meet Puchi Putii Club (PPC) in tomorrow’s first match
while the second match will be played between Zamra Club and Kings-XI.