---- Editorial ----
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
---- Readers Forum ----
Interior Arunachal and Aadhar
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.
Vulgar exploitation of demographic equation
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.
A role model
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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