June 27


Chinese troops transgress Sikkim sector, jostle with Indian army

NEW DELHI, Jun 26: In another transgression, Chinese troops entered India in the Sikkim sector and jostled with Indian army personnel guarding the Sino-India frontier, besides destroying two bunkers.

The face-off has been going on in Doka La general area in Sikkim for the past ten days and the Chinese troops have also stopped the batch of pilgrims that was proceeding for Kailash Mansovar yatra, official sources said today.

The Indian troops had to struggle hard to stop the Chinese personnel from advancing further into Indian Territory. They formed a human wall along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to stop the PLA personnel, some of whom also videographed and click pictures of the incident.

The bunkers have been destroyed in Lalten area of the Doka La area.

A flag meeting was also held between senior army officers of both the sides on June 20, but the tension still continues.

It is not the first time that such a transgression has happened at the Doka La, a place at the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

The Chinese forces had in November 2008 destroyed some makeshift Indian army bunkers at the same place. (PTI)

Meanwhile, China today said it was in talks with India over the denial of entry to 47 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet through the Nathu-la pass in Sikkim.

"According to my information, the two governments are in touch over this issue," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Suhang told reporters, declining to elaborate whether it was due to any weather-related issues like landslides and rains the Pilgrims were stopped by the Chinese officials at the Sino-India border.

He said the issue was being discussed by the two foreign ministries.




Two arrested in Papung Nayu death case

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Two persons, namely Toki Taloh and Yumli Padu have been arrested on Sunday in connection with the death of one Papung Nayu, and were produced before the CJM court in Yupia on Monday.

The two have been arrested as suspects on the basis of CCTV camera footage of Waii International Hotel and Poongnest Bar.

According to the CCTV footage, Toki was with Papung in the same room of the hotel at the time of the incident,

 while Padu had an altercation with Papung in the bar barely an hour before the incident, informed a police official. The police official said that the two were arrested to facilitate a thorough investigation of the case.

It was also informed that one person from Nagaland was also questioned regarding the case, while another from Manipur has been called for questioning. Both came to Itanagar regarding a car deal with Papung.

Speaking to this daily, the family of late Papung also claimed that he was murdered in cold blood and refuted reports that he committed suicide.

Younger brother of Papung, Prem Nayu claimed that "the incident cannot be of suicide and is clearly a murder".

He alleged the police of going soft on the two accused as they are the sons of high-profile persons, adding that the police registered a case of murder a day after he lodged an FIR.

Reportedly Toki is the son of former Minister Tapang Taloh, while Padu is the son of WRD Secretary Er Geyum Padu.

Seeking justice for Papung, his father Tama Nayu also requested the police to carry out proper investigations to unearth the true cause of the death of his son.

The family has registered a fresh FIR under section 302/34 IPC on Sunday at the Itanagar Police Station, following which, the police arrested Toki and Yumli.

Meanwhile, the police informed that investigations are underway and they are awaiting the post mortem report to ascertain the cause of death.

On June 24 last, the body of Papung was found by the staff boy of the hotel at around 7 AM on the terrace of the first floor.




City police clueless on Taying's murder case

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 26:   Even after two weeks since the brutal assault on Ojing Taying, the city police are reportedly clueless on whereabouts of culprits responsible for late Taying's death.  

On claims that Taying's friends had provided the vehicle model, colour and registration number, the police informed The Arunachal Times that the vehicle number provided was incorrect.

"We have cross-verified the vehicle numbers provided by friends of the deceased, but no such number exists", said a police officer.

According to the police, a major setback in late Taying's death case is the difficulty of tracing vehicles and culprits from CCTV footage. The strategic locations of CCTV cameras in the Capital Complex were reportedly verified and watched by the police, but there is not much evidence to give the police any concrete leads.

Reportedly, on the night of June 10, two unidentified persons allegedly assaulted late Taying with a block of wood, following which he succumbed to his injuries. An FIR has been lodged with Itanagar Police Station.

Late Taying was the Finance Secretary of the All East Siang District Students' Union.




AAPSU expresses concern over rising crime rate

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Taking note of the sudden rise in crime rate, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the citizens and authorities to take extra measures to prevent such incidents.

The AAPSU has appealed to all the students to take precaution while driving, and also urged parents to discourage under-aged children from driving and going out late nights in the capital city.

"In recent months, we have seen that young students are victims of crime as well as that of accidents. We appeal to all the beer bar owners not to entertain minor visitors in the bars. It has been observed that these youngsters often become victims of misfortunate incidents," stated the AAPSU.

The Union has also appealed to the Police Department to strengthen the traffic rules and check violators to prevent accidents.  

The AAPSU has sought the intervention of the state government in order to initiate appropriate policy to prevent crime and unfortunate incidents which hamper the peace and tranquility of the people.




Simai inaugurates first PMBJK of Changlang district


JAIRAMPUR, Jun 26:  Parliamentary Secretary Laisam Simai inaugurated the first Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) of Changlang district at the premises of Community Healthcare Centre, here on Monday.

The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana, launched in 2008 envisages key initiative of opening dedicated outlets, namely PMBJK, where high quality medicines will be made available at affordable prices.

Simai asked people to avail the service of the Kendra without any reservations. He also appealed for ensuring availability of medicines in the centre.

Quality of medicines at PMBJP is ensured through a strict system of quality check from NABL accredited laboratories. More than 600 drugs covering almost all therapeutic categories and 154 surgical and consumables will be available at the outlet and all PMBJK will be linked through a robust IT- application with connectivity to monitor availability of drugs at Kendras on real time basis.




Rebia interacts with people of Karsingsa Panchayat

KARSINGSA, Jun 26: Minister Urban Development and Land Management Nabam Rebia on Monday visited some of the villages of Karsingsa Panchayat under Banderdewa circle and heard the grievances of the locals.

The Panchayati Raj Institution leaders led by Banderdewa ZPM Kipa Aruni and Karsingsa ASM Kipa Taniang submitted a six-point memorandum to Rebia demanding infrastructure development at Government Middle School Karsingsa, including double storey building, boundary wall, teachers' quarter and upgrading it to secondary school level.

They also called for construction of road from NH-415 to Abo-Tani village up to Duda Namchang, flood protection for Government Primary School at Karsingsa-II, flood protection work near Karsingsa Nallah at Tapic Colony, land protection work at CRC Karsingsa and approach road from NH-415 to Nya Namchang.

Rebia acknowledged the need to upgrade Karsingsa Middle School to secondary level and assured that he would request the Education Department and DC to send a proposal regarding this, including infrastructure development at the campus. He directed the RWD engineer, who accompanied him to work out the modalities.

He also requested people not to encroach upon the land of schools, colleges and hospitals as there should always be scope for expansion in future for public benefit.

He further appealed to the local leaders to cooperate with the PRI members and officers in executing the government works properly for the interest of the masses. He also requested them not to interfere and create hindrance in developmental process.




Career guidance-cum-social interaction prog

DAPORIJO, Jun 26: A day-long career guidance-cum-social interaction programme was conducted by the All Sigi-Gusar Collegian Forum  at Government Secondary School, Lida in Upper Subansiri on Sunday last.

Addressing the students, All Tagin Student Union (ATSU) President, R G Malling spoke about the problems being faced by the students in selecting proper streams in pursuing degree and professional courses. He also advised the students to make proper enquiry before taking admission in any university or college as there are many fake universities and colleges in the country.

Gusar Circle Anchal Chairperson, Tayir Bulo and Upper Subansiri Superintendent of Police, Taru Gusar also spoke on issues, like early marriage, drug abuse, illiteracy and unemployment.

TWS General Secretary, Abe Marde, VKV Kuporijo Principal, Ashish Chatterjee and District Planning Officer, Shame Timba also attended the programme.




SLSC lift Golden Jubilee Central Dree Football trophy

ZIRO, Jun 26: The Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) edged past Diibo Sports Club (DSC) 1-0 in the final match to lift the Golden Jubilee Dree Football Trophy on Monday.

Both the teams started off on a cautious note leaving no room for the other to take advantage. The match was evenly poised until 81st minute, when SLSC scored through their captain Mihin Pullo.

There were all out efforts from DSC to equalize, but SLSC defended their lead resolutely.

Winner SLSC was awarded cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh along with the champion's trophy and runners up DSC was awarded cash prize of Rs 75,000 with a trophy.

The Fair Play team award went to Hello Football Club Itanagar.

Best Player and Best Goalkeeper awards went to Mihin Pullo and Tage Pilya of SLSC.

Tage Tali was adjudged Emerging Player. The Best Coach and Team Manager awards went to Radhe Tamang of SCLC and Radhe Richo of Hello Football Club Itanagar.

Award for Best Defender went to Koj Tangu of DSC.

Highest Goal Scorer Award was shared by Landi Millo of Hari Sports Club and Nada Tamo of All Hija Sports Association-A (AHSA-A).

The awards for the Fastest Goal and Longest Goal Shoot went to Nada Tani of All Hija Sports Association-B and Koj Rissang of Diibo Football Club respectively.

The prize for the Best Goal Scorer of the tournament went to Nada Tamo of AHSA-A.

Gumpe Rime, National Goal Keeping Coach, Head of Youth Development Shillong Lajong Football Club, attended the closing ceremony. He appreciated Central Dree Festival Committee (CDFC) for organizing the tournament for the last 50 years without any breaks.

Gumpe informed that Shillong Lajong Football Club in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Football Association will be conducting a football talent hunt on June 28 to 29 at Naharlagun, and advised the players to take part in it.

Earlier, CDFC's chief games and sports secretary, Taru T Razu highlighted objectives of organizing the tournament.




Om Traders FC lift 3rd Yade Kri Memorial Football Trophy

WAKRO, Jun 26: Om Traders FC lifted the third Yade Kri Memorial Football Tournament Championship Trophy defeating Tezu Bazzar FC (TBFC) 2-0 in the final match played at general ground, Wakro on June 25 last.

Om Traders FC scored one goal in each half of the game through Wangsut Kamhua.

Pagge Tashi and Keli Lendo of Om Traders were adjudged the best player and goalkeeper, while Enos Mimi of TBFC became the highest scorer.

Tafrogam FC was adjudged the best disciplined team of the tournament.

The winner and runners-up teams were awarded cash prizes of Rs 50,000 and Rs 25000, along with the coveted trophies and medals.

In all, 18 teams from Lohit and Namsai districts participated in the tournament.

The prizes were given away by Parliamentary Secretary (Environment & Forest) Chow Tewa Mein in presence of Lohit ZPC Patam Rangmang.

The ZPC applauded retired Chief Engineer L Kri for providing a platform to the youths of Lohit, Anjaw and Namsai districts to expose their hidden football talents. He also assured to help in developing the Wakro general ground in the days to come.

Parliamentary Secretary Mein lowered the tournament's flag marking the end of the third edition of the football tournament.




International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

Changlang remains worst affected in drug abuse: DC

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed in different parts of the state, raising awareness about the dangers posed by illicit drugs to the society and individual users.

The theme for this year is "Listen First- Listening to youth and children is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."

The Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society observed the day in association with Donyi Polo Vidya Bhavan School, involving more than 300 students and teachers of the school.

A seminar was organized, wherein APSACS (IEC) Deputy Director, Tashor Pali explained in detail about the importance of the day which serves as a reminder of the need to fight the problems posed by illicit drugs.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) observes International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26 every year. It is an important occasion to reach out to the youth and create awareness about the menace of drug abuse, he said.

"Drug abuse is self administration of drugs for non-medical reasons, which may impair an individual's ability to function effectively and result in social, physical or emotional harm," Pali said.

Highlighting some of the symptoms of drug abuse and its impact in the society, he said drug abuse can lead to social disturbances, like theft, burglary, snatching, street crime, familial disharmony and law and order problems.  

Deputy Director (Blood Safety), Dr Nabam Budh educated the students on the routes of HIV/AIDS transmission and its prevention. He appealed to all not to discriminate people living with HIV. He also highlighted the importance of voluntary blood donations.

Around 1000 students took out drugs awareness rally in Changlang, one of the worst affected districts in drugs abuse, to mark the day.

Later, addressing a meeting at DIET auditorium, Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun appealed to the youth to abstain from consuming drugs and other narcotic substances, which may ruin their life. He advised them to adopt healthy lifestyle while focusing on their studies and opt for sports, yoga and other extracurricular activities.

Stating that Changlang is one of the worst affected districts when it comes to drug abuse, he asked the youth to shun bad company and not to succumb to peer pressure. He also appealed to parents and elders not to consume opium, heroin and alcohol in the presence of their children.

Expressing grave concern over growing use of opium among youths in the district, Jairampur MLA Laisam Simai called upon all the stakeholders to make concerted effort to deal with the problem.

The programme at Jairampur was organized jointly by the local administration, RK Mossang Memorial Society, Police and Health departments at Jairampur HSS.

The day was also observed at Miao.

At Namsai, the Anti Drugs Action Committee (ADAC) and District Administration organized an anti-drug abuse rally in association with various NGOs, organizations, PRI leaders and students’ unions to mark the day.

Stating drug abuse a major social problem, Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma rued that drug menace still continues in the district despite anti-drug efforts made by the district administration with help of various NGOs.

"Various NGOs came forward at different times to fight the prevalent drug menace, but unfortunately, it still continues," lamented the Deputy Commissioner.

He informed that a meeting will be convened shortly to find ways to fight drugs (Opium) problem.

He was hopeful that the de-addiction centre at Lathao will be made functional at the earliest along with provisions for post detoxification counselling and rehabilitation.

Earlier, Dr C M Thomoung, President SEWA and DPO (NVBDCP) gave a PowerPoint presentation on different types of drugs and its effects on the individual user and society.

Over 500 students participated in a District Legal Services Authority, West Siang district organized day-long legal awareness camp-cum-free legal counseling on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at Government Higher Secondary School, Basar on Monday.

Resource persons, including the Basar CHC Medical Officer, and advocates Mimar Basar, Kargo Bam and Goli Basar spoke on topics like ill effects of drug abuse on mental/ psychological and physical health, legal duties of public authorities in preventing drug abuse and punishment under NDPS Act, 1985, POCSO Act, 2012, Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011 etc.

Chairman DLSA-cum-Additional District & Sessions Judge also spoke on the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act, 2015 and benefits of services under District Legal Services Authority, such as Lok Adalat, mediation, conciliation, legal-aid-clinic, etc.

At Lower Dibang Valley, over 700 students from schools around the district, along with their teachers, participated in a rally organised by the Roing Police to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Initiated by SP Roing, Sanjay Kumar Sain, the rally participamts marched around town and the main market area with slogans, and gathered at the VKV Prayer Hall for further activities.

Government officials, legislators and NGOs participated in the rally.




Professor Samdhong Rinpoche visits Tawang

“Dharma cannot be inherited but has to be cultivated”

TAWANG, Jun 26: The four-day religious tour of Professor Samdhong Rinpoche to Tawang came to an end on Monday.

During the visit, he imparted religious teachings to thousands of devotees at Tawang Monastery. Speaking on 'Importance and Relevance of Religion in 21st century' at Kalawangpo Convention Hall during the fourth day, which was attended by around 1100 people, Rinpoche said that every religion has originated from an authentic  divine source  for the purpose of awakening of mind and to realise its importance, the concept of religion has to be understood first.  

Further highlighting on the concept of 'Sarva Dharma Sama  Bhava' which embodies the equality of all religions and was also embraced by Mahatma Gandhi, Rinpoche  said that no religion is superior or inferior to the other and should be treated with equal respect. Speaking  on the decay in essence of religion in various aspects today, he stressed that Dharma cannot be inherited but has to be cultivated.

Rinpoche also responded to various queries put forth by the participants during the interaction session, which included explanations on effect of previous karma on present lives, different sects in Buddhism, religion as a means of social control, and change in relevance of religion with the advent of new laws.

Students from various schools of Tawang district, who had proved their academic excellence in the AISSE and AISSCE 2017, were also felicitated during the programme. While 11 students who excelled in the exams in the entire district were felicitated by the District Administration,  Tawang Monpa Employees Society also felicitated two meritorious students  each from the secondary and higher secondary schools of the district.

Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, an eminent scholar and philosopher, has attained laurels in various fields. Apart from being an ordained monk, he had also been the former Director of Association of Indian Universities, Former Chancellor Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, and President of International Buddhist Congregation. (DIPRO)




Youth Congress declares 12-hr Lakhimpur, Dhemaji bandh


RUKSIN, Jun 26: The Assam Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (APYCC) has called a 12-hour Dhemaji and Lakhimpur district bandh on June 27 in protest against the killing of Hiranya Doley and Laluk based businessman Guljar Khan recently.

Doley was shot dead at Jonai on June 25, while  Khan was shot dead on June 21 by unidentified miscreants.

Condemning the indiscriminate killing of two innocent people by unidentified assailants, the Youth Congress leaders demanded Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to conduct a high level investigation into the incidents. They also demanded that the government ensure proper and adequate compensation to the kin of the victims.

Meanwhile, the Assam Police on Monday detained three persons in connection with Doley's murder case for interrogation.

Further, leader of opposition of Assam State Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, accompanied by Congress top leaders reached Dekapam and met the family men of late Doley.

Saikia later addressed a press meet at Silapathar and sharply condemned the incident of killing. He also urged the Assam Government to institute proper investigation to unearth the facts behind the killings.





Longding gets 33 KV line connection

Longding, Jun 26:   Longding town has been successfully charged with 33KV line from Khonsa, enabling denizens to get sufficient power supply, informed Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Gupta.

The DC added that the connection of 33 KV line was possible with the help of Education Minister Honchun Nangdam and Parliamentary Secretary Power Thangwang Wangham.

Earlier, Longding town was receiving power supply from Assam via Kanubari through 11KV line, which was insufficient for remote villages like Pungchau and Wakka.  However, with the connection of 33KV line, government offices, private industries and other institutions are functioning smoothly with sufficient power, the DC informed.




Free cardiology camp at RKMH

ITANAGAR, Jun 26:  Free cardiology camp is going to be conducted at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital on July 1 next from 9 am to 12 pm.

DM Cardiology, Dr Indra Kuladhipati and MCH (CTVS) and Consultant, Dr Arvind Bishnoi from Ayur Sundra Super Specialty Hospital, Guwahati will be holding the consultation during the camp.




No compromise with quality of construction: KKSU

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) called for timely execution of various PMGSY roads projects within its jurisdiction as per the Detailed Project Report, maintaining quality.

Stating that it will monitor the road work, the KKSU said there will be no compromise with the quality of construction.

The students' union called upon the PRI members, village heads, and administrative officials of the locality to be vigilant and share necessary information regarding the road projects to ensure timely completion.




Students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Atu Hillang Charitable Society (AHCS) felicitated three meritorious students of its clan for their brilliant results in Class X and Class XII 2016-17 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and various entrance examinations, in a function at Naharlagun recently. Career counselling for the students was also conducted.

Meanwhile, The Hija Officers Welfare Society of Ziro felicitated eight students belonging to the society for their excellent performance in class X and XII examinations, 2017 in a function at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar on Monday.

Father Cyriac, Director Don Bosco Youth Centre gave away the letter of appreciation to the successful students.



AAPLU office inaugurated at Namsai

NAMSAI, Jun, 26: Office of the All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) was inaugurated on Monday by Parliamentary Secretary Planning, Personnel Administrative Reforms & Training, Chau Zingnu Namchoom.

Speaking on the occasion, Chau Zingnu Namchoom highlighted the various statutory financial assistance for the workers employed in building and construction work and assured to place their demand with the government for enhancement of wages.

He further advised the workers and labourers present in the function to register their names with the All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union office/District Labour Office of the district to avail the benefits provided by the government. He also exhorted all labourers and workers to perform their duties sincerely for the development of the area.

AAPLU Legal advisor, Chau Nipu Pangyok, all executive members of AAPLU Namsai district unit and daily wage workers of the district were present on the occasion.




Free health camp at Yagrung

PASIGHAT, Jun 26:  More than 400 patients benefited from the free medical camp organized by the youth wing of Adi Baane Kebang at Yagrung village on Sunday.

A team of specialist doctors, including eye, dental and orthopaedic conducted the health camp.

Observing the huge turn up for the medical camp, ZPM (Bosing-I) Namuk Taloh urged the ABK youth wing members to organize more such free medical camps in other villages too.

Meanwhile, ABKWY President Aling Pinggam appealed to the higher authorities of the Health Department to post the required doctors at Pasighat General Hospital.




VKV, Itanagar students secure first position in science competition

ITANAGAR, Jun 26:  VKV Itanagar secured first position in the Science Quiz Stage-II competition which was held at State Science Centre, Indira Gandhi Park Itanagar from June 23 to 25 last.

The winners have been nominated for Regional Level Science Quiz which will be held at Guwahati.

Scientist-B and Nodal Officer, Department of Science and Technology Itanagar, P Lombi along with Narendra Singh Dhar, Akhilesh Srivastava, Sachin C Narwadia of Vigyan Prasar Delhi were the resource persons during the programme, which saw the participation of 15 students from VKV Vivek Vihar, VKV Nirjuli, KV Tawang, VCS Itanagar, VPS-Daporijo.




Students felicitated under LTMA

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: A felicitation programme under the banner of Litphiak Tangjang Memorial Award (LTMA) was organised by Kaimai Youth Welfare Association on Sunday at Government Middle School, Kaimai under Tirap district.

The programme was sponsored by Jangpong Tangjang and his family as a tribute to his wife late Litphiak Tangjang. Through this award, the family envisages to inspire the youth of Kaimai village in the educational field.

The LTMA for the academic year 2016-2017 was conferred on Dumwang Panka, Linsen Ajang and Lamnya Aran in order of merit for having excelled in the AISSE 2017.The meritorious students were felicitated with trophies and cash incentives. The family of late Tangjang also donated books for the village library. (DIPRO)

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Re-launch CM health insurance at the earliest

Days after Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) raised concern over discontinuation of CM health insurance, the state government on Sunday clarified that programme has not been discontinued and will be re-launched with some fine tuning The clarification of state government has come in right time. Over the last few months people has been facing difficult time as hospitals are refusing to accept CM health insurance card. This scheme is among those rare govt sponsored schemes which have truly benefited the poor people of state. Often it seen that schemes are announced in media but never gets properly implemented at grass root.

Government spends crores of money to implement various schemes in order to uplift poor and needy people. But unfortunately money does not reach the actual beneficiaries. Corrupt govt officials along with Panchayat leaders are the root cause of the failure of govt schemes. CM health insurance scheme somehow survived the nefarious design of corrupt babus and was quite successful in the initial years. Government should take urgent steps to ensure that said scheme is re-launched at the earliest. Also state government should explore the possibilities of implementing more schemes on the line of CM health insurance scheme which truly benefits the poor and needy people of Arunachal.







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Interior Arunachal and Aadhar

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily, on behalf of the parents in the remotest regions would like to draw your kind attention that the state government has made Aadhar card as compulsory for students in every schools in the state. Indeed, it is appreciable initiative taken by the state govt. However, after imposing the Aadhar card as mandatory in the schools, the various school Headmaster in charge as well as students of the far flung regions are being faced a lot of untold problem as some of the administrative circles headquarters do not have roads, electricity. Even govt has asked the students of class VI onwards to open bank account in their name and the same Xerox copy should be submitted to the concern School Headmaster in charge. And to open thereof they have to walk on foot 100 to 150 Km to reach the District Headquarter. Sometimes, they  can’t even open accounts for various reasons.

In such circumstance, what can the poor student do?

It is also pertinent to mention that most of the parents of the students are living below property line and their wards are solely depending on hostel stipends for their food and cloths especially remotest regions of the state like Pip- Sorang, Damin, Sarli and Parsi Parlo.

Hence, I would like to appeal to the state govt and concern Deputy Commissioner of the district to constitute a special team and deploy them with equipment to carry out aadhar card enrolment in the far flung regions of the state.


Bake Peter,

Parsi Parlo





Vulgar exploitation of demographic equation

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the editorial titled "Caste politics"(June 23) and Insaf's article titled "Battle for Rashtrapati"(June 24).

I don't care about the educational qualifications of Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. A person's worth needs to be judged on the basis of his/her honesty, values, sincerity, neutrality, dignity, humility, humanity and efficiency and these traits are not a bit dependent upon mere academic degree. Else we would have to conclude that the "highly educated" Osama Bin Laden and various other similarly "academically brilliant" terrorists are persons of greater quality than certificate-less Rabindranath Tagore and Ramakrishna Paramahansa!

In an ideal situation, I don't care about the demographic status of the Presidential candidates because all persons in the globe are born equal and all can excel in their respective fields if they desire to do so. Only a supreme casteist and inhumanitarian  can only claim that Dalits are not eligible for non-menial jobs. However it must be ensured that the concerned person, irrespective of his/her demographic credential,  is eligible enough to don the particular post.

So Kovind or Kumar, if elected President, might perform brilliantly just like Pranab Mukherjee. Moreover, though I am not aware of Kovind's quality and deed vividly, but well acquainted of Kumar's personality. She is a very humble gentle smiling dignified civilized lady(unlike the politicians throughout the length and breadth of the country) who had performed the role of  Lok Sabha Speaker with utmost grace and civility. So personally, I would feel elated to see her on the Presidential Chair.

But unfortunately the whole process of Presidential race has indeed left a very bad taste in our mouths because it is being contested not on the basis of merit; but scandalously on sheer caste basis which is extremely unfortunate.

When Pranab Mukherjee got nominated for Presidentship ; his Bengali, Brahmin or Hindu origin neither mattered nor did it come into the picture. But in the present case, it is the "projection on  Dalits" all along! That too of "Bihar vs UP" vintage! This directly proves that the main inspiration behind their nominations are their caste identities(regional credentials also in a subtle way) instead of their qualities which is extremely unfortunate.

On the one hand, we will zealously claim "We are all Indians"; on the other hand, we will engage in elections(right from Panchayat to Raisina Hill) by cleverly exploiting race, language, region, religion, caste, sub-caste or sex! This norm of blatant hypocrisy is simply not done! Pampering any particular group of population is no less heinous than exploiting them. Yes, any particular sect or group can feel proud and happy if one of their affiliated members don any significant Chair on merit; but one cannot be delivered any Chair on a platter just to keep his/her "very own" in good humour! Punjabis can feel happy to view the highly eligible and talented Virat Kohli as Indian captain, but can Kohli be handed captainship just to cheer up the Punjabis? Never would India integrate on psychological terms if such vulgar exploitation of demographic equation gets displayed in all developments which matter in national sphere.


Kajal Chatterjee,





A role model

Dear Editor,

Last week on June 22nd, a blood donation  camp was organized on first anniversary of passing away of Late likha Teji at Banderdewa in which 25 units of blood was donated by family of late Teji.

We thank the donor family in general and Ramesh Jeke in particular, whose immense effort led to this extra ordinary donation of vital fluid.

Moved by death of a girl child ,due to lack of blood caused  Ramesh Jeke to think sincerely for establishing group of voluntary blood donors that led to formation of   Arunachal Vivekananda  Yuva Shakti [AVYS] ,a non profit voluntary organization in 26/11/2008 .

 Ramesh was 17 yrs old. Now he has more than 1100 volunteers in all of arunachal.

The exceptional work done by Ramesh is unparalleled and first of its kind in the land of rising sun.

At 26, he is the biggest youth role model not only of Arunachal but for entire nation hope & believe that under his enthusiastic leadership  AVYS  will attain highest milestone in philanthropy.


Dr Ajay Kumar







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