Nyishi legislators to keep a tab on organisations
ITANAGAR, June 13: After being accused of locking themselves in their ivory towers
by some organizations leading to formation of many organizations and Unions within
the community, Nyishi legislators in a coordination meeting with the office bearers
of all the Nyishi organizations on June 10 has taken various decisions.
It was decided there shall be no more creation of organizations either prefixed or
suffixed with Nyishi terminology. Such organizations which have already been formed
shall be assimilated into already recognized Nyishi organizations having wider mass
acceptances of the community for continued long period of time, with certain modifications
in their nomenclature or provisions in the Bye Laws, if need be; for which the required
regulatory initiations shall be taken care of by the Nyishi legislators.
“Mushrooming of such organizations could have been avoided with little understanding
and matured mutual discussions and corrections among the conflicting members instead
of jumping into forming so many of the organizations; and also with little discouragements
to such splinter organizations from the level of various political and government
authorities” it read.
All the political, social and various bureau & technocratic authorities in the state
shall discourage taking or giving undue importance and appointment of such unheard
and splinter Nyishi-tagged organizations, who are devoid of any community and social
sanction, in using the name of Nyishi either for the purpose, or on behalf of the
Nyishi community or for their personal or any group, it was further decided. There
shall be no more bandh calls and strikes/picket in the capital in the name of any
Nyishi organisation without a proper consensus approval of the socially sanctioned
body. All the members present in the meeting equivocally resolved that such bandhs/strikes/pickets
called contrary to the resolution shall no more be tolerated any more.
Defying adhering to this resolution by any such organizations shall be doing so at
their own responsibility, the meeting decided.
In another decision, it said that there shall be no media publications/press releases
by any Nyishi organisation, contents of which could be detrimental to and demeaning
of the image of the Nyishi community at large.
It was also felt that a consensus understanding need to be taken to rethink into
the overall functioning and scopes of the existing bigger organizations of the community
which have already the social mandate and sanction, in order to accommodate maximum
views of the entire spectrum of members of the community, decentralization of their
roles etc., so that minimum numbers of organization exist with high dignity.
Regarding certain objections and errors or deficiencies in the printed and recently
circulated Nyishi Agam book for use as third language in the schools of Nyishi majority
inhabited areas, in the meeting it was decided that NES shall take an appropriate
early action in constituting an Expert Committee to go into the depth of objections,
errors or deficiencies by inviting such objections, observations and criticisms in
writing. The NES was also advised to consider and examine in detail the pros and
cons of the circulated Nyishi language books in schools with regards to modalities
of recruiting teachers, their training and remunerations so that fund requirements
for such purposes could be taken up with the government.
Press takes strong exception to APPSC’s arm-twisting act
ITANAGAR, June 13: Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and Itanagar
Press Club (IPC) have taken a very strong exception to APPSC’s act of issuing a letter
to an accredited journalist, instead of issuing a clarification for publication.
And subsequent attempt to get it published as an advertisement with an intention
to malign the profession in general.
The Press fraternity also takes strong exception to the attempt to utilize advertisement
as a weapon to arm twist the press fraternity.
Expressing shock over the functioning of APPSC, the Press fraternity noted that the
Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has embroiled in problems with almost
all the media houses in the state when they point out the existing lacunae in the
functioning of the Commission anticipating improvement in the greater interest of
the State. But in most of the cases, the issues raised in general are taken as personal
offence, which is unbecoming of a Constitutional body and its officials. Instead
of sorting out its internal problems, it is regrettable that the Commission is resorting
to vindictive attitudes time and again.
Therefore, in view of the above facts, both the organizations in a meeting today
unanimously decided that in compliance with the State Information Publicity Policy
1999 (Published in extra ordinary Gazette notification No.44, Vol-IV, Naharlagun
dated July 22, 1999), the APPSC should route all its advertisements through the Department
of Information and Public Relations for publication in the newspapers. In other words,
no press shall henceforth entertain any advertisement issued directly by the APPSC.
Environ on a mission to replace plastic carry bags with paper bags
NAHARLAGUN, June 13: ENVIRON, an NGO working largely on solid waste management in
North Eastern Region has completed three days long workshop cum training programmes
in three different places of Naharlagun for the promotion of paper bags and formed
a “paper bags promotion action committee” against plastic carry bags.
In this respect ENVIRON has targeted woman’s of the locality in Naharlagun and Itanagar
to empowering them for vigorous production of paper bags to minimize plastic pollution.
Altogether 196 women were taking part for the production of paper bags. Whereas
ENVIRON is planning for maximum participation in the production of paper bags near
The workshop was inaugurated by Talo Potom, additional district magistrate, Itanagar.
In the inauguration speech Mr. Potom has given emphasized on the people participation
and cooperation for proper solid waste management and to build a clean Itanagar.
ENVIRON President Prof. Amarjyoti Kashyap along with his team member K. Majumdar,
K. Sarma, A Boro has conducted the workshop cum training programme. President of
ENVIRON has also proposed to the district administration to regulate the price of
papers as well as paper bags for sustainability. In his speech ENVIRON president
explained about the worst effect of plastic which needs more than 5000 thousand years
to mix with the soil. Principle of Three “R” i.e. Reduce (through using of plastic
alternatives like paper bags, paper cups, earthen cups etc.), Reuse (reusing of same
plastic instead of throwing), Recycle (recycling of waste plastic to avoid dumping
in the soil) is the best way to prevent the plastic pollution.
ENVIRON has also planned to collect the plastic bottle in Itanagar through organizing
the rag pickers for recycling. Plastic bottle which is made up of PET (poly ethylene
pteraphthalate) is the raw material for polyester thread.
In Itanagar a pilot project on “Awareness and primary implementation of Municipal
Solid waste management in Itanagar capital complex” is launched by ENVIRON supported
by NABARD, regional office, Itanagar and monitored by Capital administration, Itanagar.
Forum seeks changes in RR policy
NAHARLAGUN, June 13: Dams has the capability to alter the socio-economic scenario
of the entire East Siang district, Lower Siang Affected People Forum (LSAPF), President
Napi Darang speculated, with little modification in its rehabilitation and settlement
policy 2008, it will also change the socio-economic status of the affected families.
If at all the state government considers the construction of dam in the region, it
should adopt the consultative approaches and fulfill all the rehabilitation and resettlement
policy for the larger interest of the affected area, he added.
Beside other circles and villages, the Lower Siang Dam Project will also drastically
affect the natives of Pangin and Kebang circles informed LSAPF general secretary
He further elaborated that the forum has drawn the attention of Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu for reconsidering and modifying the ‘rehabilitation and resettlement policy
2008’, urging him to elongate necessary directives to the executing corporation to
review and amend the compensation policy for the immediate affected populace of the
area as the present compensation policy doesn’t justify the equation and confirmed
rate of the land to be acquired by the company.
Terming the recruitment criteria in chapter 8.10.1 of rehabilitation and resettlement
policy 2008 inadequate, Tamuk stressed on the enhancement of job quota for the affected
families in various categories.
Idu council questions VKV on students’ intake
Roing, June 13: The Idu Indigenous Peoples Council has refuted the claim of VKV Arunachal
Pradesh Trust that no child has been denied education on ground of fee in a meeting
held between IIPC and VKV recently.
It said a sense of alienation has begun with the local tribal children being excluded
from availing benefits of quality education due to high cost.
“Out of 900 children in VKV Roing, hardly 130 students are local Idu Mishmis”, said
On fee hike, it observed that VKV had hiked fee only for the hostellers and not for
the day scholars, which according to them is directly affecting the tribal students
only. The hostellers consist of tribal students only which constitute 25% of the
total student in the school.
“Ever since the fees hike, many tribal students have left the school. And most parents
have opted to readmit their child as day scholars.”
Its now admission time and local tribal applicants for admission to new batch has
“Out of 30 applicants for admission to Class III, only seven are the local tribals”,
“In the previous session, in class X, the local tribal students were only 7 out of
total strength of 42 and only 3 out of 38 in Class XII.”
The VKV school administration is unable to explain how and why the strength of local
tribal student has decreased to near extinction when the school first started with
sole aim of educating the local tribal children.
Responding to explanation by VKV AP Trust on fee hike, IIPC demanded for fee concession
and reservation of seats to local tribal children in this lone VKV School of undivided
However, the sense of deprivation and alienation is not only confined to VKV. Other
central schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya in Roing have similar stories from tribal
“Though KV is for children of central govt employees, children of non tribal traders
get preference over tribal students in admission”, said a parent.
ACH to set up its office at Pasighat
ITANAGAR, June 13: Arunachal Charity Home (ACH), a non-profit making organisation,
has completed its three years of dedicated service to the people of the state recently.
ACH was established on May 1, 2007 at Dibrugarh particularly to help and guide the
Arunachalee patients and their escorts coming down in Dibrugarh for better medical
treatment. With mass support and contribution from well-wishers ACH is now spreading
its tentacles to provide benefit to large number of the Arunachalee people, said
its founder and managing director Jobang Modi.
Modi further informed that plan is afoot to open ACH temporary registrar office at
Power House Colony, Pasighat from July 1. Simultaneously the construction of the
permanent office building will begin from July with the support of the administration
and general people, Modi informed.
Informing that memorandums were submitted to ministers and MLAs for financial help
in construction of the ACH office building at Pasighat, Modi said, “I am grateful
to many MLAs, Ministers and Govt officials who are responding enthusiastically to
the noble cause.” Besides Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin, many MLAs and Govt officials
including DHO B Apum, Pasighat are contributing for establishment of the office building,
Disclosing its future plan to introduce own ferry service from Dhola to Sadiya Ghat
for the benefit of the patients and their escorts, he said the Chief Minister had
donated Rs 3 lakh against total project cost of Rs 20 lakh.
Mra’s feat encourage several Arunachalees to take up mountaineering
Bomdila, Jun 13: Trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, rafting and other adventure
sport activities are fast catching up in Arunachal Pradesh. Taking a cue from the
first Arunachalee Everester Tapi Mra, several aspiring mountaineers from the State
have undergone strenuous training courses in the past couple of years. Arunachal
Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) has sent Anshu Jamsenpa, Nima
Lama, Tsering Tashi and several others to Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM)
Uttarkashi, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) Darjeeling, ABV Institute of
Mountaineering & Allied Sports (ABVIMAS), Manali and Manipur Mountaineering Institute
(MMI), Imphal for getting advance technical training in mountaineering and allied
adventure sports. They completed their course with flying colors and were recommended
for taking part in high altitude mountain expeditions.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling recently selected Anshu Jamsenpa as
the Guest Instructor of the institute. She is the first Arunachalee to be selected
as Guest Instructor to conduct Adventure courses. She has recently climbed upto 18500
ft in Kabru mountain range which forms the southern spur of the Kangchenjunga massif
along with senior HMI instructor & five times Everest summitter Kusang D Sherpa.
She has also been selected for North East India Pre Everest Expedition 2010-2011.
Sange Lhamu, Secretary of Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association
while congratulating Anshu Jamsenpa stated that adventure sports and adventure tourism
is all set to take off in a big way as more and more youths take up trekking and
mountain expeditions in the virgin Arunchal Himalayas. She was also happy that National
Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) is fast coming up at Dirang in
West Kameng District which will further give a big boost to adventure activities
in the State.
Bam Inspects Work site at Seppa
Seppa, Jun 13: Hardly a week after assuming the office, East Kameng District, Deputy
Commissioner, Tope Bam had made a quick entry into the affairs of district by inspecting
the developmental work going on in various pockets of the district today. He was
accompanied by CO (MV&Est), Liken Koyu, Dy.Director, UD&Housing/DUDA Kame Bengia
and Urban Program officer Vijay Azad Tajo.
Bam inspected all the colonies and its approach road where the work on the drainage
and widening are under progress. He asked all the concern citizen to cooperate with
the executing agency by dismantling the structures that come on the way of the construction.
Most of structures are the private property. As of now many structures in the town
have been dismantled and the bulks of structure are likely to be dismantled as the
time given to the respective owners has expired.
He also took stock of the ongoing work to have concrete idea of the quality being
maintained by the contractors and the pace of works progress. (DIPRO)
Persons with fake ILPs detected
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Some labourers with fake Inner Line Permits (ILPs) were detected
by Capital Complex Contract Workers Union (ACCCWU).
ACCCWU, who registers labourers, said that the ILPs possessed by those persons were
found fake after scrutiny when they came in for registration. Further, the association
"arrested" five persons without having ILPs at Nirjuli, who were reportedly coming
from Assam along the river side.
It was also revealed during interrogation with the illegal entrants that they obtained
those fake ILPs from Banderdewa, Assam, the Union said. It has decided to submit
those fake ILPs at DC’s office at Naharlagun tomorrow, the Union added.
It is evident from this incident that some unscrupulous persons are running a big
business of fake ILP at Banderdewa.
Blood donation camp
ITANAGAR: To mark International Blood Donor Day, a Blood Donation Camp would be organized
by APSACS at the Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun on June 14.
M LA Tapen Siga shall inaugurate the function as Chief Guest while Secretary Health
Kaling Tayeng would be the Guest of Honour.
Students calls for removal of APSACS PD
ITANAGAR: In a letter to the Minister Health and Family Welfare, Arunachal Law Students'
Union (ALSU) has called for removal of Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society
project director Dr Emi Rumi for his alleged act of nepotism and fraudulent practices.
The students further questioned the eligibility of Dr Rumi to function as Project
The union said that supply works were given to a particular firm without following
laid down norms. The Union further said that at least nine close relatives were recruited
to various positions or brought on deputation to APSACS by the officer. The students
while demanding removal of Dr Rumi has threatened agitation if actions are not initiated
by the government.
Appeal to BWC
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: The senior citizens and some executive members of BWC of Naharlagun
in a meeting held at Naharlagun on June 11 have appealed the BWC to conduct its
election as early as possible, informed organiser of the meeting Dare Putum in a
Traders are facing problem due to expiry of tenure of the committee and non-execution
of its bye-laws, the meeting felt. An interim committee was also formed headed
by Putum as its convener to pursue the matter, the release said.