June 11

NGO donates medicines to District Hospital

ITANAGAR, June 10: The Tribal Welfare & Development Society (TWDS), Changlang donated medicines worth of Rs.71,500 to District Hospital Changlang in presence of Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav in a simple function held at the hospital premises today.

Chairman of T WDS N.Changmi handed the medicines over to the Superintendent of the District Hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner called upon the members of the NGO to also create public awareness on the importance of education, maintain cleanliness and good hygiene practices. She also urged the NGO to help the district administration to eradicate the drugs and opium menace in the district.

The district medical officer and the Superintendent of the district hospital also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the noble work rendered by the society.

Earlier, the NGO organized a free medical camp last month in Changlang, Yatdam and Khimyang circles.


DM asks residents to shift to safer places

ITANAGAR, June 10: District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex in an order under section 133 CrPC, 1973 has suggested residents of Capital Complex living in areas that are very prone to landslide, mudslide and flooding to move to safer places.

Those people who do not follow the order and are still staying in such areas will not be entitled to claim any compensation whatsoever in case of any disaster in future, the order said.      

The order has been issued in view of the incessant rainfall triggering massive landslides, mudslides, flooding, road blockades and house collapse leading to loss of lives and properties in Capital Complex.


Work for society: Siram

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, June 10: Addressing the 15th Annual Meeting of All Ruksin Students & Youth Union (ARSU) held at Ruksin village community hall today, former Education Minister Bosiram Siram exhorted the youths and student communities to work for the overall development of the society.

He also urged them to shun bad habits such as consumption of alcohol, narcotics and other contraband substances, which have adverse affect on their career building. Stating that there is no substitute for hard work, he suggested the young students to inculcate reading habit.

He also appealed to the parents to take proper care of their children and instill a sense of social responsibility in their minds.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Councilor (PMC), Denong Tamuk regretted that evil and unsafe behaviour are deeply rooted among the youth which is hindering education development in the societies.

Tamat Jonnom said that party politics and organised religions are creating division among the family men, which is adversely affecting the socio-economic and educational development in their societies.


South XI wins Summer basketball Tourney

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: South XI won the Summer Tournament organized by All Arunachal Basketball Association.

KV Girls Team emerged the runners up. Oyili Borang of South XI was adjudged as MVP of the tournament.

Other two participating teams were Synonym and United.

Score: South XI-8, KV Girls-4, United-2, Synonym-0.


Care A Tree

MEDO, June 10: “Trees are an important part of Mother Nature, bringing us a variety of benefits and comforts. Hence protecting them and promoting greenery of our surroundings is every person’s responsibility”, exhorted DFO Wild Life Kamlang WLS, Koj Tassar and the forest officers of Medo while they inaugurated the “Care A Tree Programme” in Medo as a part of world environment day celebrations. He lauded the Lohit Youth Libraries, the Medo bazaar members, school and the other voluntary organisations of Medo for coming together and launching a day long programme to create a green Medo by people’s mobilisation in Tree planting.

Recalling the motto of the world environment day 2015, he reminded the people of the disastrous consequences if they remained indifferent to their environment, cleanliness of their neighbourhood and the rampant plastic and chemical pollution of Arunachal that earlier could boast of clean earth and water.

Apne library reader activists Mosamlu Manyu elaborated on the basic idea of the Care A Tree programme. Protecting our neighbourhood and greenery is not government’s responsibility, but of each one of us. Calling plastic pollution as worst enemy of Arunachal village and town, she reminded them that Medo was once a salubrious and enchanting little town. Future generation would not forgive us if we do not do our bit to have it recover its past green glory.

Medo bazaar secretary appreciated all other members of Medo bazaar for spiritedly joining the programme and agreeing to ‘Care A Tree’ in the barren Medo market. He also complimented the young reader activists for spreading the message of caring for trees among their elders.


Landslides snap Yingkiong-Mariyang-Pasighat road

YINGKIONG, June 10: Surface communication between Yingkiong-Mariyang-Pasighat has been cut off due to road blockade along NH-513 caused by massive landslides at various points.

Massive landslides have been reported in Bodak, Padu and Silli village areas which will take several days to restore the road for normal traffic, said PWD, Yingkiong division sources.

Massive landslide has also been reported on Yingkiong-Palling road via Gette, Pugging and Likor villages blocking the road at many points. The streams and rivulets have also washed away small bridges and culverts.

Reports are also received from various departments about damage of drains and culverts, electric lines, water supply channels and pipe lines from Yingkiong, Tuting and Mariyang town. Damages and loss of agriculture and horticulture crops have also been reported from different villages of Upper Siang District. DIPRO


BJP’s Mahasampark Abhiyan Workshop

ITANAGAR, June 10: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Mahasampark Abhiyan Workshop cum Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri district was conducted at Sinyik Hall, Daporijo on June 8.

As part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a cleanliness drive was organised at Daporijo to clean the road from Cooperative point to Post Office.

Dominic Tadar, State General Secretary, Vijay Sonam, State Secretary cum Pradesh Sampark Sah Pramukh, Tapen Siga, former BJP State President and ex-MLA, Tapa Dadi, BJP District President Upper Subansiri, MB Siga, General Secretary, BJP District Unit Upper Subansiri, Nani Lajie, Pradesh Sampark Pramukh of Mahasampark Abhiyan, Kuru Tai, BJP Regional President of Subansiri Region, Ramesh Kaddaganchi, State General Secretary (Org) participated in the workshop.

The programme was also attended by district and mandal level office bearers, party workers and cadres.


DDMA reviews disaster preparedness

PASIGHAT, June 10: East Siang District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to organise disaster management exercises soon in the district.

Presiding over a meeting to review disaster preparedness in the district, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava informed that administration is all set to conduct the biggest-ever disaster management exercises by conducting mock drills on earthquake in and around DC’s office and practical demonstrations on pre and post flood safety measures at Mer and Gadum villages in association with DDMA and defense forces.

DMO Dr. M Perme, and DRCHO Dr. T Gao gave some important health tips and also precautionary measures to avert or minimise damage during natural calamities.

ZPC Kaling Dai and SP (in-charge) Tab Techi also spoke and shared their suggestions. The meeting was participated by personnel from army, CRPF, police, medical officers, PRIs and councilors. DIPRO


Press statement not politically motivated:ABSU

ITANAGAR, June 10: All Bori Students Union (ABSU) has called upon Kaying Payum Area Development Committee (KPADC) to work together for development of their areas instead of defending the MLA.

Claiming that there was no any political motive behind the press statement released earlier, ABSU in a release said that it had just reminded their MLA of his duty and responsibilities towards the people of his own constituency since the area is still devoid of basic facilities like electricity, proper road connectivity, proper healthcare, education etc.


Meet on NERPAP held

ROING, June 10: To ensure an error free and authenticated electoral roll, a training on National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) was conducted by District Election Office here today.

The Election Commission of India has given top priority to maintenance of electoral rolls to avoid any defects and errors such as multiple entries, repeating images, repeating EPIC number, etc. that still exist. And to avoid this, ECI launched NERPAP on March 3 this year with a clear timeline and well defined goal.

BLOs were also asked to conduct special camps on every third Sunday of the month at their respective polling station.

Mary Nanom Taloh, CO, all the EROs, AEROs, and BLOs attended the training programme. DIPRO


MLA visits landslide victims and Itanagar Mosque

ITANAGAR, June 10: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kasso alongwith Councilor (Ward No 5) Taba Yall Nabam today visited Ajin Colony, where two persons of a family were buried alive by a landslide yesterday.

Both the MLA and the councilor met the wife and son of late Shankar, who were battling for their lives at RK Mission Hospital here.

The MLA provided some financial assistance to the victim duo as an immediate relief. The Chief Minister has already announced ex-gratia of Rs. 4 Lakhs to them.

The MLA also inspected all landslide affected areas and appealed to the public to stay alert and shift to a safer place until the situation improves, informed the Councilor.

Meanwhile, Itanagar Techi Kaso along with Councillor (Ward 13) Techi Mema today visited Jama Mosque, Ganga. The mosque faces serious threat from landslide and is in danger of collapsing anytime. The team took stock of the situation for further preventive action.


News Impact

Six arrested in EE office vandalisation case

ITANAGAR, June 10: Nirjuli Police has arrested all the six alleged accused for the attack on Executive Engineer (Power), Nirjuli division and office vandalisation case.

After being informed about the incident, Police swung into action and arrested Tana Tamar, Teri Takar, Tana Sanju, Tana Tahe, Nabam Tado Hina and Sanam Tana Tara, informed City SP Seju P Kuruvilla.

The accused have been remanded to police custody for further investigation.

A case has been registered in this connection under section 448/341/333/427/395/34 IPC r/w sec.3 of PDPP Act at Nirjuli Police Station.

The miscreants had attacked Executive Engineer Ajay Murtem in his office yesterday evening and also damaged office equipments.

In another incident, Naharlagun Police has arrested one Ratnesh Kumar Pandey on charges of faking his own kidnapping.

The arrested person, a tuition master by profession of Doimukh, reportedly planned the fake kidnapping to resolve family problem, the SP said.

A fresh case has been registered at Naharlagun Police Station Under Section 182/195/211 IPC against the person for misguiding the police by giving false and fabricated evidence. He has been remanded to police custody for detailed interrogation.



DIET building under landslide threat

ITANAGAR, June 10: The nature’s fury has continuously battered the Capital region over the last week. The District Institute of Educational Training (DIET) at Papu Nallah is under the threat of landslide on all four sides of the hillock it is situated. The portion of road connecting to DIET has remained cutoff. One class room block is on the verge of collapse as a portion of wall has caved in. Last year the residents of girls and boys hostel and teacher quarters had to be shifted to other buildings as cracks in the structures developed. The teachers and students at the education training institute are facing imminent difficulties as examinations are scheduled on June 16 2015.



Orgs condemn attack on engineer

ITANAGAR, June 10: The Confederation of Service  Associations of  Arunachal  Pradesh (CoSAAP) has strongly condemned the barbaric  assault on Executive Engineer Ajay Murtem and colleagues by a group of six  people and damaging the CCTV camera, computer and furniture on 9th June during office hour.  

CoSAAP urged that the concerned authority to book the culprits under the “strongest sections of law”. Magistrates should not grant them bail until and unless their pre-planned intensions are fully investigated and revealed, it added while urging the Home Department to deploy elaborate security personnel in all Works Department so that repeated physical assault on Engineers are stopped.

The CoSAAP team headed by its President, Pate Marik has visited the EE Power office Nirjuli and met the victims who were also assaulted by the group and also met Chief Engineer (Power) J. Tato.

CoSAAP said that it was a pre planned attack on the employees.

The culprits have also snatched the handbag of the engineer containing lots of valuable documents and threw it away in the jungle.

The CoSAAP team has also met the OC in-charge of Nirjuli Police Station and appreciated the prompt action taken by the Police.

The Arunachal Pradesh Graduate Engineers Association (APGEA) and Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers Association (UAEA) have strongly condemned the assault on Ajay Murtem, executive engineer, power department. In separate press releases, both the organisations called for appropriate action against the person involved in such heinous act. “It is very unfortunate that engineers of the state have been attacked repeatedly. However no single concrete action has been taken against any perpetrators by the law enforcing agency so far,” the APGEA stated in a release.

Meanwhile, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has condemned the assault on the EE (Power) Electrical Division, Nirjuli, Ajay Murtem and demanded arrest of all the culprits involved in the incident and to award them exemplary punishment.

ANYA called upon youths to refrain from indulging in such activities which bring bad name to the society.

It further demanded immediate arrest of perpetrators of the recent Behali incident and appealed to both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments to find a lasting solution to such problems. The association demanded early completion of the Seppa to Itanagar road via Sagalee/Rilloh to end dependency on Assam roads.

Meanwhile, ANYA appealed to the concern authorities to extend all possible help to the landslide affected persons and residents affected by incessant rainfall. It further urged the district administration to conduct disaster awareness programmes to avert any disaster situation like landslides.



Call all party meeting over stapled visa issue, ACS tells  Govt

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 10: After managing to draw the Centre’s attention on the stapled visa issue by staging a protest rally at New Delhi near the Chinese Embassy recently, Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today demanded the state government to call an all party meeting to discuss over the issue. ACS claimed that no politicians, be it the ruling BJP in the Centre and Congress in the State have so far come forward to resolve the long pending issue with the Chinese authorities.

Addressing a press conference here this afternoon, ACS chairman Patey Tayum stated that the state government should bring all the legislators irrespective of party into confidence to sign a resolution against the stapled visa issue. Terming stapled visa issue, as identity crisis of the Arunachalees, ACS Chairman said, people should come forward to raise this issue.

He further said that the issue is no longer confined in Arunachal rather it has become a national issue. Tayum disclosed that Indian Forum against Staples Visa has been formed after the Delhi protest to carry forward the issue, which is being participated by volunteers from nine states.  “ACS is trying to create awareness on stapled visa among the people of India”, said Toko Mina ACS member.

Earlier in its strong worded representation to the Chinese Ambassador, ACS unequivocally stated that Arunachal is an integral part of undivided India culturally since time immemorial. ACS also stated that Arunachal is the 24th State of Union Republic of India. People in Arunachal have been participating in the democratic exercise of India in selecting their own state government and the members of parliament.

ACS will be submitting a representation to the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on the issue seeking his intervention to expedite for permanent solution so that Arunachalees should not be deprived in accessing regular Chinese visa.



Killing in the name of revenge

Karpu Chisi

Seppa, June 10: Sometime past 2 AM on June 6, two gunshots rang out near the Bazaar Line area in Seppa, the headquarter of East Kameng district.

An hour and a half later, the police station received an anonymous call informing that two persons lay dead at the DUDA tourist lodge near the market. A police team led by DSP Bomto Kamdak and investigating officer CA Namchoom rushed to the spot and found one body in room number 108, and another, wrapped in a Chinese blanket, near the lodge’s entrance gate. Upon searching the bodies, the police found identity cards.

The body with the bullet mark on the head was identified as that of Alang Sario, 22, and the other body, which bore deep gashes and had half of its skull missing, was identified as that of Chogung Sario, 52.

The police linked the murders to the recent killing of one Choya Lamnio by one Fayang Sario, who is currently booked under 302/201/34IPC R/W section 27 Arms Act. The two murdered persons at the tourist lodge were identified as Fayang’s father and brother. They had been killed in retaliation.  

Sources said that on May 17 last Choya, 52, along with five  men had gone to Sapapuh jungle in Khenewa area to collect medicinal plants. The group was carrying an SBBL gun. Five days later, the party returned to Lamnio village, but without Choya. The men told his relatives that he had gone missing.

Choya’s son and other relatives went to the jungle in search of the mission person; but despite their efforts they found no clue of Choya’s whereabouts.

Suspecting foul play by the five men, Choya’s relatives brought them to the Seppa police station, where one of them confessed during interrogation that he had accidentally shot Choya with the SBBL gun and later concealed his body in the jungle.

A case was registered and the police arrested all five for the alleged murder of Choya Lamnio.

On the evening of June 5, Choya’s son Pritam Lamnio booked a room in the DUDA tourist lodge. Some hours later, he along with two or three others brought Chogung Sario and Alang Sario from Type-I Colony to the tourist lodge in a vehicle owned by one Atum Lamnio. The father and son were detained at the lodge, apparently on the pretext of holding discussions under customary law. They were reportedly murdered by Pritam Lamnio and others with firearms and machetes sometime after two o’clock in the morning.

They then tried to carry away Alang Sario’s body, which bore bullet injuries, to another location. But on seeing the movement of vehicles on the road nearby, they left the body near the tourist lodge’s gate. Police said Chogung Sario must have been attacked with a dao while he was asleep as there was no sign of struggle in the room.

Pritam Lamnio, Senia Lamnio and Atum Lamnio have since been arrested for the duo’s murder and booked under 302/34IPC R/W section 27 Arms Act.

“The vehicle used by the accused during commission of crime has been seized and investigation is going on for recovering the firearms and the machetes,” Kamdak said.



Tibetan Home Minister visits Bomdila

Bomdila, June 10: Home Minister, Tibetan Govt in Exile, Gyari Dolma has expressed gratitude to the Govt. of India and the people of Arunachal Pradesh for the humanitarian assistance extended to the Tibetans in the State in a meeting with the Tibetan community in Bomdila.

She also advised the Tibetan refugees, that they must at all time comply with the law of land.

J. Wangdi, Chairman, DOKAA (Chos-Rig) GoAP, representatives of Bharat-Tibetan Sayog Manch, Indo- Tibetan Friendship Society, Education Support Group (Sheyon Gyapkyor), senior monks of Tawang Monastery and public of Tawang were also present in the meeting.



APYC condemns demand for CM’s resignation, President’s Rule in state

ITANAGAR, June 10: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) strongly condemned the demands made by some organisations for imposing President’s Rule in the state and resignation of the Chief Minister.

“These newly-floated organisations, without understanding the meaning of President’s Rule and its implications on the State, are singing to the tune of the Bharatiya Janata Party. This clearly shows that the demands of such organisations are politically motivated and tinged with ulterior motives,” APYC said in a release.

Interestingly, our State has often witnessed mushrooming of such opportunistic organisations during political upheavals. These organisations can mislead certain sections of the society but not the Governor, it said.

The organisations should back their allegations with facts and figures, instead of beating around the bush. The Congress Party and State government will welcome the instituting of any inquiry if these organisations come up with evidence for their allegations, the youth Congress said.

The Congress Party will not protect any of its leaders if they are found guilty, it said and appealed to these organisations to exercise the minimal self-restraint before going ahead with baseless allegations.

The allegations over non-payment of salaries to government employees are baseless. Barring a few categories of employees engaged in centre-based projects, the salaries of all other employees are being disbursed on a regular basis. Student’s stipends are also being disbursed regularly, it said.

Moreover, there are appropriate bodies to raise these questions, if there is indeed any foul play.

“We must understand that all the ongoing projects were sanctioned by the UPA Govt.  Some of the projects are halfway complete only because of the fact that the remaining installments have not been released after the BJP-led Govt came to power at the Centre” the release said.

The APYC appealed to all the stakeholders, including students' unions, civil society groups and NGOs, to stand hand-in-hand in these testing times of heavy rainfall and floods in every part of the state, and strive together to overcome the odds posed by nature. Indulging in cheap political blame-games will not yield anything, it added.

The associations should engage themselves in social services to prove their existence, instead of seeking to indulge in political crossfires amongst the political parties, the release added.



Valedictory function of North East NSS festival

Nararlagun, June 10:  Manipur emerged as the best team in the week-long North East National Service Scheme (NSS) Festival which concluded at NERIST, Nirjuli today.

Suraj Kumar Oinam of Manipur was adjudged as the best male NSS volunteer while Arunachal’s Koj Mary was chosen as the best female NSS volunteer.

About 300 NSS volunteers from all the eight North Eastern states participated in the festival which started on June 6.

Parliamentary Secretary for IPR and Education, Bamang Feliex who attended the valedictory function, urged all the participants to share ideas, knowledge and cultures through such programme to know each other better. He further urged the participating youths to spread the message of peace, love and brotherhood among the people of the region and the country.

He also highlighted the role and relevance of NSS in making the world a better place to live in.

Earlier, he released the Festival Souvenir.

Earlier Secretary Education, Marnya Ete in his speech said NSS is a student Youth Service programme which aims at arousing social consciousness of students with overall objective of personality development through community service. The NSS festival will be very helpful for NSS volunteers of North East to understand each other better. He advised the participants to take back whatever knowledge they have acquired to their respective state and tell them to their fellow citizens.

Director Higher and Technical Education, Tejum Padu while sharing his seven years experience as NSS Programme Officer, said, the NSS volunteers can play a crucial role, if they wish, in transforming the society. Describing NSS as strength and force of the nation, he urged the NSS volunteers to stand together in nation building. DIPR



CM calls on Sonia

NEW DELHI, June 10: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi today. He was accompanied by cabinet ministers Pema Khandu and Thangwang Wangham and legislators Karya Bagang, P.D Sona, Phurpa Tsering, Jambey Tashi, Dikto Yekar and Nyamar Karbak.   

The Congress President advised the delegation to diligently work towards overall development in the State.

She also discussed various issues pertaining to strengthening the Party at the grassroots in planned manner and called for proper co-ordination between the Party and the Government.

There were also detailed discussions on the Party’s plans to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversaries of Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. B.R Ambedkar.

The delegation invited the Congress President to visit the state and she assured that she would make a visit to Arunachal Pradesh soon.

Later in the day, the delegation called on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and discussed various issues related to the Party.

In the meeting, it was decided that the Vice President would attend a Joint Convention of Congress frontal wings Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal and NSUI in the state in September this year.



A ‘Lesson’ to terror groups, says India while Myanmar denies claim

New Delhi, June 10: A day after Army carried out the first of its kind surgical strike in Myanmar, Government today said India's response is a "lesson" to all militant groups that it will not hesitate in going beyond its borders to eliminate terrorists.

As the pre-dawn cross-border operation appeared to signal a possible change in India's counter-terrorism approach, the Government also said it has "zero tolerance" towards terror and terror organisations.

In the first such cross-border operation, special forces of the army in coordination with the air force yesterday carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar, killing insurgents of the groups believed to be responsible for the ambush in Manipur that left 18 soldiers dead. A total of 38 insurgents were killed in the strike, according to latest reports.

Elite commandos of the army in coordination with the air force went a few kilometres inside Myanmarese territory to destroy two camps of insurgents hiding there after their attacks in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh last week by suspected NSCN(K) and KYKL outfits.

Meanwhile, Myanmar today denied media reports that Indian forces had attacked militants inside its territory and said it would not tolerate rebel groups using its soil to attack neighbours.

Zaw Htay, Director of Myanmar's presidential office, said: "According to the information sent by Myanmar Army battalions on the ground, we have learned that the military operation was performed on the Indian side at India-Myanmar border," he said.

"Myanmar will not accept any foreigner who attacks neighbouring countries in the back and creates problems by using our own territory," he added. PTI


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---- Editorial ----


Shun violent method

The incident of assaults on government officials continues unabated in the state. In the latest such incident, yesterday Executive Engineer Power department, Nirjuli division was assaulted by a group of people. The incident took place in the evening hour at his office. As per the report, group of seven boys attacked him and also ransacked office over a work order issue.

Today police arrested all the accused and have put them behind the bar. The incident has been condemned by everyone. Every time such incident takes place condemnation pours in from cross section of the society. However apart from condemnation, no concentrate action takes place. After few days everyone forgets about the incident and moves on. The criminals also get bail easily which further emboldens them.  But the question is how long such casual attitude towards crime will continue? Besides ensuring stringent punishment to the criminals, the society also needs to socially boycott such outlawed persons. Unless elders come out and properly guide the young generation Arunachalees, the situation will only get worse in days to come. People of Arunachal should understand that violence is not the solution to the problem. They should seek legal help to fight if they feel discriminated.





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Retrospect and then comment

Dear Editor,

In response to the title “Give them a chance too” which was published on 3rd June’2015 in your esteemed daily. We would like to apprise that, whatever published was not authentic as well as do not reflect the ground reality of GHSS Rumgong.

According to one Nini Tapak, the reasons for the results of school being poor was because of poor teaching as well as irregularities by the subject teachers.

Here we would like to clarify that we have never neglected our teaching whatever subjects/topics is assigned to us. Moreover all the teachers are well qualified & produce good pass percentage for last couple of years. In such a scenario, how can you say that our teaching was poor? And there is no question of irregularities of subject teachers as we have taught regularly in every possible way.

Second reason was non completion of syllabus. In this regard, last year there were only 4 subject teachers (PGTs) i.e., in English, Hindi, History & Geography. The English (PGT) was on maternity leave and the three subject teachers have completed the syllabus on the scheduled time & some teachers have done revision too.

 Third reason was some teachers never turn up to the school throughout the year. Surprisingly, the above reason has shocked and disheartened us as it questions sincerity & dedication. If there was/were any teacher(s) who did not turn up throughout the year then let us know the fact. We ask you who was/were those teacher(s).

Fourth reason was some teachers teaches the students for 2-3 weeks & goes off on leave. In this connection, there is a provision for every govt. employees that he/she can avail leave. Accordingly, we hardly applied for leave, only in case of exigency, since most of the teachers belonged to far off places. In addition to that we have always resumed our respective duty on time.

According to Tapak, in class 10, there were 35 students, 8 were able to pass. Actually, there were 31 students & 8 students have qualified but that doesn’t mean that rest have failed instead they have been placed in EIOP. Further, according to him in class 12 there were 42 students, 19 passed, 10 compt. &13 failed but the fact is, there were 44 students, 27 passed, 07 compt. & 10 failed.

Therefore, instead of blaming & criticizing the teachers of GHSS Rumgong, Tapak must retrospect and ask what he  has done for the good cause of school & its students. So, we definitely would like to ask the writer how many times he has gone to the authorities for filling up the vacant positions of subjects teachers in Economics(PGT), Pol/Science (PGT),Maths(TGT),Science (TGT), Pol/Science (TGT),Economics (TGT),History(TGT) & Geography(TGT).


Teachers of GHSS




A clarification

Dear Editor,

This release is in response to your article published on 4th June 2015 captioned “BJP Dismisses NYP Claim”. In this connection we would like to clarify that NYP is sincerely monitoring and working for the success of the Community Horticulture Farming for Livelihood Generation project covering 125 villages in Anjaw district sanctioned by NABARD. Our staff and beneficiaries are working together for the success of the project. The project will be implemented over six years in 2 phases covering 1016 tribal families in Anjaw. In the first phase 656 families are being assisted for development of one acre plot of land for cultivation of horticulture and large cardamom crops. As per terms and conditions of sanction, financial assistance is released in 6 monthly intervals based on physical requirements as per the approved plan. The project was launched on 2nd December 2014 and in the first implementation during 6 month we have been able to complete all the assigned work such as distribution of apple, orange, kiwi, plum and large cardamom to all the 656 beneficiaries. Also have organised various trainings, exposure visits in Gujarat and Dirang-Bomdila-Tawang for identified farmers. Other interventions like distribution of water purifier fly shuttle loom, PVC pipe etc will commence shortly.      Regarding press statement of NYP that we had provided market linkage to cardamom farmers in the year 2011-12, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh certified the achievement of sale of Rs. 1.76 crore by the members of the 2 farmers clubs in Goiliang.

 We are sharing all information with District Administration and submitting regular reports to NABARD office (financing agency).

 NABARD is monitoring the project closely and the misuse of funds or any other shortcomings will not arise. NYP head office is also looking after all the activities directly.

 As per the monitoring of the project is concerned, there is a project monitoring committee in this regard and the program reports are addressed in the meetings of the committee. We assure that we will leave no stone unturned to bring overall success of the project in Anjaw.


H.P. Biswas


National Youth Project 




Need for revolutionary shift towards natural and organic foods

Dear Editor,

This Maggi debate turns to be an eye opener!

Best food for human health: Natural or industrially processed? Artificial Chemically Contaminated or godly gifted naturals?

This health hazards posed by Maggi is just the tip of iceberg. Human body is a natural body and the natural foods in its unaltered state are the best for health without any harmful effects. Because, this is naturally created body, Mother Nature has the best composition of needed chemicals in the form of endowments of natural foods compared to the artificially created varieties for its healthiness. The Super science & Technology of Mother Nature is the perfect one to give perfect food produce.

This Maggi controversy is just tip of the iceberg. All the industrially processed are definitely inferior and hence potentially harmful to health of natural body. Human Science lacks perfection and the yardstick of healthiness of any industrially altered food will keep on changing but the potential risk and damages to human health is absolute. Human Science lacks perfection to manufacture food items that is without harmful side effects. Human Science & Technology will never ever reach the perfection to trace all the harmful effects of industrially processed foods on human health but health hazards can be minimised tremendously with perfection. Proponents of human development and those in authorities across the globe need to infuse indispensable change in management of food resources.

All the food processing industries and products need to be gradually phased out from human civilisation to reap revolutionary benefit in human and public health. That way, agriculture & horticulture will also need drastic changes in its approach towards localisation in production and distribution within proximity to areas of human settlements so that garden fresh food items are readily made available without need for processing. Farming techniques need to gradually shift towards artificial chemical free organic farming. The foods that is available to human today all around the world are factually akin to dangerous slow poison being contaminated with harmful artificial chemicals during production, processing and storage. The focus need to be towards production and distribution of organic, natural food items. And that is where the field of agriculture, horticulture that is seriously underestimated assumes the greatest importance and challenge to human civilisation and its propagation. On its part, the people, consumers can imbibe wisdom towards healthier natural and organic foods to stay healthier.

Obviously, the huge number of people engaged in food processing and allied industries, distribution & trading will be hurt, but those can be productively relocated if the changes are gradually infused. A revolutionary shift towards natural and organic foods for human will reap tremendous health benefits for the humanity.


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