ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Strong reactions are pouring out against MMS scandal at Daporjo
purportedly made by police officials. In the MMS police official could be seen forcing
underage tribal boy and girl to perform sexual act inside the Daporijo police station.
After media houses of state brought incident to the notice of public, condemnations
are coming in from every section of society.
While condemning the inhuman and sinful act at Daporijo police station, the North
East Students Organization (NESO) said, “The act of protector of law has once again
exposed the rampant hooliganism of those in khaki`s and it has saddened all of us.”
In a statement NESO secretary general Gumjum Haider said such kind of barbaric
act is unacceptable. “It was never seen and heard before in tribal histories and
folklore. Since the crime was committed by tribal, therefore, it has irreparably
damaged tribal pride and degraded the sanctified moral values and ethos we had since
time immemorial”, Haider said.
NESO demands termination of then in charge of Doparijo police station and exemplary
punishment for all the cops involved. While giving hearing and judgment to this kind
of cases, all the court authorities should also remember that criminals does not
have any relatives, he said.
All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) while condemning the incident, called for immediate
action against those policemen involved in such brutal act. “If savior of law start
indulging in criminal activities, on whom do ordinary citizen pin hope. This MMS
scandal will go down as black day in history of Arunachal police and they need to
give proper punishment to accuse if they want any respect from ordinary citizens,”
said ANSU General Secretary Arjun Panye.
While sharply condemning the reports of the explicit video clipping of forced sexual
act of a minor boy and a girl inside the Daporijo police station, Arunachal Citizen’s
Rights exerts that it is not only violation of section 67 of Information Technology
Act 2000, but also crime against humanity and serious violation of human rights.
Police stations, which are supposed to be temples of democracy where every citizen’s
rights and security are protected and thought to be free from tortures and inhuman
activities, now seem to be centers of criminal activities. But, ironically, the reported
incident of inhuman act by a few police officers inside the Daporijo police station
has not only damaged the image of the state police who otherwise work tirelessly
and endures difficult times and situations in containing law and order problem, but
also has murdered the very essence of the meanings of democratic safeguarding institutions
and mechanisms. Hence, all the culprits should immediately be booked under relevant
laws and awarded exemplary punishments in accordance with the law, ACR said.
ACR also appeals the general public, students, youths and people of different wakes
of life to be more responsible and human towards their fellow citizens, and thus
to abstain from further circulation of the said video clips.
Galo Students Union (GSU) has urged home minister Tako Dabi to personally intervene
and make sure that criminal policemen do not go scot free. “Relation between police
and Arunachalee citizen have soured in last one year owing to various human right
violation committed by state police. This latest incident will further widen the
gap and to regain trust home minister should ensure that accuse policemen be given
exemplary punishment,” said GSU General Secretary Pakmik Taipodia. He further added,
“After this incident came to light, sure parents of both victim boy and girl will
be threatened by those policemen. It is duty of state government to give justice
to the victim.”
West Siang District Students Union has also expressed deep anger over MMS scandal
and urged police department to launch detail investigation into the matter. Union
wanted severe punishment for erring police officials. All Maro Baririjo Area Students
Union while condemning the shameful act, demanded the authority to initiate action
against all the accused and to award them exemplary punishment. Capital Complex Kargo
Ao Welfare Society also condemned the shameful and barbaric act of the police personnel.
The Society requested the authorities to terminate all the accused from service and
award them severe punishment.
Criticizing the police department for the shameful act, All Arunachal Youth Association
demanded termination and punishment to the accused personnel and pleaded for security
to the victim.
Association further said that Upper Subansiri SP and Daporijo OC should also be suspended
for allegedly keeping the whole incident under wrap.
The MMS issue was also raised in the Assembly today.
Legislative assembly adjourned sine die
Police manpower insufficient
to meet all eventualities
‘Appointment on compassionate
grounds subject to eligibility’
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Home Minister Tako Dabi said the state police force was not having
sufficient manpower to meet all eventualities.
In reply to a question, Dabi informed the House that there is stagnation in the rank
of SI, ASI, Head Constable and Constable in civil police and in the rank of constables
and head constable in AAPBn and IRBn.
The government has already approved honorary rank of LNK and NK in civil police to
the extent of five per cent of the total sanctioned post of constables in civil police
The Education Minister informed the House that the new Education policy has the provision
for taking action against unruly students and absentee teachers besides those taking
political help in transfer and posting.
Meanwhile, Dabi informed the House that compassionate appointment is a measure for
the dependents of employees who die in harness.
Participating during the Zero Hour discussion on the steps being initiated by the
government to compensate the deceased police personnel's widows, who were staging
a 'Dharna' outside the Assembly for the last two days seeking compassionate appointment,
Dabi said five per cent quota is kept in the Home department to appoint the dependents
of the deceased police personnel subject to the eligibility of their and the rules
do not provide for appointment of all such cases.
Stating that every widow of deceased police personnel cannot be appointed on compassionate
ground, the home minister informed the House that 91 eligible candidates were appointed
under the compassionate appointment quota.UNI
North East Games deferred
Arunachal to field 192 sportspersons
in NE Games
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The organizer of the 30th North East Games had to defer the event
because of the upcoming assembly elections and Bihu in Assam.
The 6-day Games scheduled from April 15 at Dirang have been deferred by 10 days to
April 25 taking into account the Assembly elections in Assam and Bihu, the major
festival of Assamese people, Sports and Youth Affairs Joint Director Ramesh Lingi
told this reporter.
Assam elections will be conducted in two phases are April 4 and 11 while the month-long
celebration of Rangali Bihu begins from April 14-15.
Meanwhile, Lingi informed that host Arunachal Pradesh will field a 203-strong contingent
in the Games, which includes 182 players and 21 officials. Of the 182 players 103
are male and 79 female.
The state will take part in 11 sports disciplines viz. Archery, Athletics, Football,
Weightlifting, Taek-won-Do, Boxing, Karate, Wushu, Judo, Badminton and Table Tennis.
The sports events will be conducted in Dirang, Bomdila and Rupa. Five sports events
viz. Judo, Badminton, Karate, Taek-won-Do and football would be held at Dirang while
Archery, Boxing, Table Tennis would be held at Bomdila. Track & Field events and
Wushu would be held in Rupa. The opening and closing ceremonies would be held at
Lopen Stadium, Dirang.
Accommodation at Dirang for both men and women participants has been arranged at
KV school and DIET building. Accommodation for players at Bomdila would be arranged
at hotel and tented houses will be provided to men participants at Rupa.
Lingi informed that State Government has allocated Rs.54.99 lakh and Sports Authority
of India (SAI), Patiala has given Rs. 14.90 lakh to the Directorate for the Games.
However, SAI, Patiala will bear the entire fooding and lodging expenditure of players
and officials, he informed.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) president Padi Richo, his deputy G.
Doke, Sports and Youth Affairs Director D.K. Dinglow along with presidents and general
secretaries of various state level sports associations visited the on-going intensive
coaching camp at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy complex, Chimpu, this evening. Richo
expressed satisfaction over smooth conduction of the camp being conducted by Sports
and Youth Affairs directorate with help of departmental and local trained coaches
to prepare the state team for the ensuing NE Games.
Meanwhile, SYA sources told that frequent power cut has affected the indoor trainings.
They requested the Power Department for uninterrupted power supply at training venues.
Arunachal - the land of Rising Scam
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: “From land of rising sun, Arunachal has become land of rising scam”
stated Kahfa Bengia, former minister and chairman of recently formed Save Arunachal
Forum (SAF) while deliberating about various corruption cases in a press conference
All members of forum including President Kaling Jerang, general secretary Naksang
Tsering and Treasurer TG Baki was present during the press conference. Expressing
deep concern over high rate of corruption in state under leadership of Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu, Save Arunachal Forum members recently visited Delhi and meet central
leaders to apprise them of situation. “Dorjee Khandu is the most corrupt CM Arunachal
ever had. In fact he had started Arunachal Institute of corruption and has become
vice-chancellor with his corrupt dealing. He is selling tribal land to private hydropower
developers without consent of tribal people,” said Forum Chairman Kahfa Bengia. He
further added, “If Gegong Apang was known as timber mafia, then Dorjee Khandu is
new the hydropower mafia of Arunachal. We urge student communities and civil societies
to seriously study the possible impact of hydropower on state. Tribal population
will become minority if large number of outsiders arrives to work in these hydropower
Informing about reason for formation of this forum, Kaling Jerang said, “Various
student bodies and civil society groups raises some corruption issues but after a
month they banishes. This makes public wary of these groups. We at Save Arunachal
Forum will continue to fight against corrupt system and will never banish from the
scene.” Forum further informs that they will raise PDS scam issue and reasons why
other accused were not arrested. “Why did SIC targeted only former CM? We want to
know the reason why remaining 95 accused were not arrested and how they are still
roaming freely,” questioned TG Baki. Forum also questioned how funds are being misused
by state government.
“For PM package state government is getting 24 thousand crore. Beside they are getting
fund under BADP, SPA. NLCPR. If these funds are properly utilized, the seven lakh
tribal population of Arunachal will all become Lakhpatis,” said Naksang Tsering.
Members of Forum recently called on Governor JJ Singh and apprised him of various
ALSU questions appointment
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Armed with documents, Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has expressed
serious concern over way Taru Siga has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) of
Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh by the state government.
In a press release ALSU President Tadar Tarish stated that government has committed
gross violation. “Taru Siga was superintendent engineer PWD and went on deputation
as MD hydro power development corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Ltd. How can a civil
engineer be appointed in hydro power department. This is gross violation of service
rule,” said ALSU President Tadar Tarish. He further said, “Also Taru Siga took voluntary
retirement as superintendent of engineer PWD with effect from 31st January 2011.
However he continued as MD hydropower and his service was extended upto 31st March
2011 by state government. This whole drama smacks of corruption.”
ALSU further informed that Taru Siga is also vice-president of Jindal Power Limited
Arunachal. During his tenure as MD Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal
Pradesh, MOU was signed with Jindal for various hydropower projects in state. “He
being part of Jindal might have surely lobbied for Jindal as he continues to be MD.
In one particular project, Jindal has 51% share whereas state government owns 49%.
Such instance shows that Taru Siga is actually working for benefit of Jindal than
for Arunachal,” said ALSU General Secretary Romik Jogu. ALSU demanded state government
to issue white paper on these serious charges.
ALSU also questioned role of TG Rinpoche, the former Lumla MLA who is also chairman
of Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh. “TG Rinpoche is not
able to give enough time to hydropower department as he is also chairman of Department
of Karmic & Adhyatmic Affairs. Because of his carelessness such gross mistake are
being committed by officials of hydropower. If he is finding it difficult to take
care of both departments, he should let other take responsibility,” said ALSU GS
Manabhum OIL observes water
Pinna Kitnal Muklom
MIAO Mar 24: ‘We do not value Water because we don’t acquire it. Instead we have
abused and polluted water for centuries’, said Father Paul Maippan, Administrator
Diocese of Miao while speaking as the guest speaker here today at the water awareness
week-2001 programme organized by the Field Engineering Department, Manabhum Oil Field.
There was time when people thought of the environment, they thought of its beauty
but now as the natural beauty of the earth disappears many people around the world
have awoken to the realities of just how fragile the earth actually is, Father Paul
He further said that this is due to pollution which involves the introduction of
harmful substances into the air, land and water. Although pollution has been occurring
throughout the earth’s history, the rate by which the human species have contributed
to the amount of pollution that has entered our environment over the past several
hundred years far exceeds the earth’s inherent ability to heal itself, Father Paul
added. Water is fundamental to life. For generations we have been able to find clean
and abundant sources of freshwater. With growing populations and increased agricultural
and industrial demands we are beginning to see this formerly bountiful resource becoming
scarce, Father Paul said and added that as source water becomes polluted and weather
patterns shift, communities are placed at the mercy of droughts, water diversion
projects and political maneuvering.
Father Paul further quoted Gumjanong Singpho, who put the present climate change
scenario as last year it was the year of the rain, this year it’s the year of the
wind, next year it will the heat where there will be less rain, less wind but hot
scorching sun and less food to eat.
Father Paul urged upon the people to “save good water for safe life”. He stressed
on the need for inventing ways to preserve good water as water is the vital veins
of the environment. He urged upon all to take a pledge that in our own little ways
to work towards preserving and conserving good water to save lives.
Romendra Nath Chakravoty, Chief Engineer, Production Oil (Arunachal Pradesh & Dulijan
Field) informed that to create awareness about conservation of water resources, Oil
India Limited (OIL) has started observing Water Awareness Week since last year.
The awareness programme is in line with the World Water Day globally observed as
per United Nations resolution, he said. It’s been OIL's aim and endeavor to conserve
natural and energy resources as well as protect environment, he added. He further
called upon the people to smarten up their practice in water management. Though there
is enough water for everyone but because of mismanagement there is lack of good drinking
water today, he said.
The water awareness week which kicked started at its headquarters in Duliajan and
all OIL operating filed across the NE will create understanding of the consequences
of water crisis and implication of water wastage, Chakravoty added.
Speaking on the occasion, Sasanka Pratim Deka, chief Engineer (Field Engineering
Dept), OIL, Duliajan, called upon the people to join hands to solve this crisis for
good and safe drinking water through conservation. He urged all to follow three rules
of conservation -- judicious use of water, replenishment & harvesting and recycling.
India faces a rapidly worsening water crisis in urban and rural areas. A soaring
population, a speedy sprawl of cities, a vast and thirsty farm belt and indiscriminate
use of water has left water too scarce in some places, contaminated in others and
in useless surfeit for others who are flooded every year, he further stated.
Deka said that if each one of us keeps our promise towards ourselves to use water
judiciously, then we will be a step towards contributing towards water conservation
The temperature increase in the environment has been caused by increasing concentrations
of greenhouse gases, which result from human activities such as the burning of fossil
fuel and deforestation said Father George Thazhathel, Rector of Christu Jyothi Seminary
Manabhum residential doctor Md. R Uddin Ahmed pointed out that the surrounding villages
have scarcity of drinking water.
He further said that 70 percent of his patients that come in for check up have complaints
R N Sahoo JE (Electrical), hoped that the awareness programme would go a long way
to benefit not only the employees and their immediate families but also the society
During the interactive session, Oil India Union member T Lammati stressed on the
need to spread awareness on water conservation in the grass root level.
A pledge was taken by all present in three different languages to never waste or
pollute precious water resources while making a judicious use of it. S Hussain Mustafa,
Production Engineer and L Lammati JE (Production well) Manabhum oil field also spoke
on the occasion.
Arunachal observes World TB Day
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Joining the rest of the world Arunachal Pradesh today observed
the World TB Day on the theme “On the move against Tuberculosis – Transforming the
fight towards elimination”. Awareness procession, public meeting and literary competitions
relating to Tuberculosis (TB) were organized to mark the day in various locations.
At Naharlagun, Minister Health & Family Welfare T. Byaling flagged off the awareness
procession on TB in presence P. Ligu, DC, Yupia T. Tapok, MD (NRHM), Dr. T. Basar,
DHS, Dr. K. Nishing, Addl. DHS, Dr. B. Tada, DDHS(TB), Dr. M. Jini, CMO, DMO Yupia,
NGO’s, Medical staffs, Staffs of DTC & STCS, Staffs of Private Nursing Homes, Nursing
students and publics.
The programme was organized by District TB Control Society in collaboration with
State TB Cell and general administration of Papum Pare District.
Later, in a public meeting, Byaling urged general public to co-operate the TB workers
in eliminating the TB from Arunachal Pradesh and appreciated all the TB Workers of
the state in achieving the national target on TB Control. Dr. B. Tada through power
point presentation of briefed over view of RNTCP in Arunachal Pradesh which was followed
by question hour from publics.
At Deomali, public, government officials and students observed the World TB Day.
Procession, public meeting, essay writing and Drawing competition were organized
to mark the day.
DTO Deomali Dr. J. Thingnok highlighted about DOT for treatment of tuberculosis.
SDO Deomali and ZPM Soha also spoke on the occasion.
The Day was also observed at District Hospital Khonsa, CHC Longding and CHC Kanubari.
At Tawang, World TB Day was observed at Lumla and Jang Sub Divisions.
Addressing on the occasion as Chief Guest at Lumla, ADC Lobsang Dorjee appealed to
the people to give full support to the programme for achieving millennium goal of
50% reduction in incidence and mortality by 2015.
DPO (RNTCP) Dr. Urgen Lhamu also urged the people to join hands in fighting Tuberculosis
by adopting DOTS.
Public leaders, panchayat members, Assistant Commandant SSB Lumla, Medical Officer
GREF, staff and general public attended the function.
In Upper Subansiri District, World TB Day was observed in all PHCs and CHCs with
the involvement of the elected Panchayat leaders, ASHAs, Youth representatives, Cured
patients and all the health department faculties of District health Society (RNTCP)
The main event took place at Dumporijo CHC, where a mass rally to create awareness
on TB and DOTS treatment was flagged off by BCCI president Nyato Marde.
Meanwhile, District Programme Officer, District Health Society (RNTCP) Daporijo Dr.
Y. Hankar informed that, the DHS (RNTCP), Upper Subansiri district has registered
a success rate of 82.4 % in curing patients for the year 2010 and 99 TB patient were
registered during the year 2010 under DOTS in the district.
Later, prizes were given away to the winners of an Essay and drawing competition.
At Yingkiong, Upper Siang, an Awareness Rally was flagged off by Dr. Kaling Dai,
DMO. Members of the Upper Siang Women Welfare Association took the lead role being
supported by all staffs of District Hospital Yingkiong.
Meanwhile, Mitu Hari Pertin, GNM and Ajit Gohain, STLS have been felicitated as best
TB workers of the district.
Addressing the gathering Dr. A. Miyu, District TB Officer, highlighted the basic
services under RNTCP. He stressed upon the role of women in disseminating the messages
Dr. K. Dai, DMO cited the lacunae of earlier TB control Programme and urged the people
of Upper Siang to avail the free and best services offered by RNTCP and claimed that
women are the most effective communicator and motivators.
Veterinary scientists from Guwahati visit Papum Poma area
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: A team of veterinary scientist from North Eastern Regional Disease
Diagnostic Laboratory (NERDDL) Guwahati today visited Poma, Rakap, Depra and other
areas of the Papum Pare district where the foot and mouth and HS disease badly affected
the livestock, particularly Mithuns.
Official sources informed that team of scientists collected the sample of the disease
from affected animals for laboratory test at Guwahati for improved treatment. Sources
further informed that the severity of the disease has been considerably reduced and
the animals being treated are showing the sign of recovery.
Outbreak of animal disease in Papum Poma has caused concern for the veterinary department.
However, a team of officers led by District AH and Veterinary officer, Papum-Pare,
Dr. D.P. Singh and Senior veterinary officer from veterinary hospital Naharlagun,
Dr. M. Palit with supporting staffs equipped with sufficient stock of medicines had
visited the area recently and rendered necessary treatment to the affected animal.
Earlier, this daily had reported the outbreak of animals disease in Poma, Rillo
and Jote village. Large numbers of Mithun have reportedly died in the last few days
because of this epidemic.
Arunachal Assembly passes DPC
bill by voice vote
Itanagar, Mar 24: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly today passed the
Arunachal Pradesh District Planning Committee (DPC) Bill, 2011 by voice-vote.
Urban Development Minister Nabam Tuki informed the House that the Bill was brought
in order to regulate the District Planning Committees for consolidating the plan
prepared by Panchayats and Municipalities over a prospective five-year plan period.
Tuki, while clarifying the provisions under the bill on the request by a member Dr
Tangor Tapak (BJP), said Article 243 provides for constitution of the District Planning
Committees (DPC), adding that the urban settlement have experienced population growth
at a fast pace and has reached 20.41 per cent and is expected to reach 50 per cent
by the year 2030.
Stating that the rapid scale of urbanization was evident in all 16 districts of Arunachal
Pradesh, comprising 26 urban centres, Tuki said a systematic approach was required
to regulate the growth and the Act has been extended to Itanagar and Pasighat in
the first phase.
He informed that 80 per cent members of the DPC comprises elected members of the
Zilla Parishad and Anchal Samitees. UNI
Unions to continue its tirade against DC
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Galo Students Union and West Siang District Students Union have
decided to continue their movement against deputy commissioner Amjad Tak till he
is ousted from West Siang District. Both unions had launched movement against corrupt
practices of DC and for his dictatorial attitude against student communities. Recently
DC had arrested AAPSU GS Tujom Poyom which had resulted in huge clash between administration
and student communities.
The two unions had questioned the method in which AAPSU GS was evicted from circuit
house and later arrested. “If administration thought that AAPSU GS had really overstayed
at circuit house, they should have served him prior notice. But moment they got to
knew that GS was filing RTI against DC, he used overstaying as reason to take out
his personal vendetta,” stated the two unions. Further they added, “As students of
school, college are writing exam or is about to write, we are not calling bandh at
the moment. Also keeping in mind Mopin celebration we do not want to disturb public.
But we will continue our movement till dictator and corrupt Amjad Tak is thrown out
of West Siang.”
Hailstorm hit life in Anjaw
Hayuliang, Mar 24: Torrential rain followed by hail storm and thundering threw normal
life out of gear in Anjaw district.
Road communication between Khupa -Hayuliang-Chaglaongam/Goiliang and Walong were
disrupted in many locations due to heavy landslide caused by rains.
Hydro power project works at Maipani at Chaglongam, Kalai-I and Kalai-II at Dhanbari/Suplang
have been affected due to road blockade.
Power supply to Hayuliang and its adjacent areas remained cut off for the last one
week, the release said, adding that a primary school building, a teacher’s quarter
and a residential house were also reportedly damaged at Chamaliang and Roiliang
village. However no casualty has been reported so far.
ANSU demands adequate compensation to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has apealed to the state Govt
to provide adequate compensation to the fire victims who lost their properties and
houses in a devastating fire mishap at Daporijo on March 21 last. Stating that 10
houses were gutted in that fire mishap, ANSU further appealed to the district administration
to evolve an effective mechanism and also deploy adequate fire fighting equipments
to prevent frequent fire mishap in Daporijo area.
DAPORIJO, Mar 24: The Galo Community of Daporijo has decided to celebrate Mopin in
a colourful way. Local MLA Tapen Siga and Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner Abhyankar
have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honour of the festival on April
6. Melody legend Gemo Diyum will enthrall the audience with his mesmerizing numbers
in the Mopin Night on April 5, according to Festival Celebration Committee release.
Farmers’ training prog
TAWANG, Mar 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Tawang organized a training programme
on scientific methods of potato seed cultivation at Gyanghar village on March 22.
About 20 farmers participated in the training and they were taught about different
aspects of Potato Seed Production. Resource person were drawn from different line
departments for the training programme.
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: A health Mela is going to be held at Govt M.E. School, Chimpu
on March 26. Renowned doctors of the Capital will conduct free health check up
in the health Mela which will cover the health issues related to eyes, dental, gynaecology,
apart from immunization and awareness programmes on sanitation, informed I-Borum
ZPM in a release today.
This time, punish them
Once again the Arunachal Pradesh police have come out in media. It was really shameful
to read the news that was carried in your daily. Every society must be feeling secure
with police station in their area. But this barbarous act of 'men in uniform' in
Daporijo has made us think. Whom shall we depend now for our security? They are now
better to be called 'AADA PAGAL POLICE' (APP).
This time we want to see some exemplary punishment awarded to those involved Police
personnel. At least this time we don’t expect our political dictators to interfere
in the case.
T Debia Hania
Give peace a chance
The present scenario at Roing is the direct outcome of growing intolerance and lack
of mutual respect among the young generation between the two tribes.
Since time immoral, the Adis and Idus of Lower Dibang valley are living together
for centuries with great harmony and economically inter-dependent specially before
the coming of market economy when only barter economy exist.
However the young generation might have been confused thinking that, why we are
not living separately like other tribes of Arunachal Pradesh with definite geographical
boundaries. In Lower Dibang Valley it is bit different, which is a clean sign of
ancestral legacy of brotherhood and share many things in terms of socio-economic
and cultural aspects.
For instance, we can still see that the Adi Galuk with many strips originally belongs
to Idu-Mishmi which Adi people popularly called as midi-Galuk which have been used
Therefore, I would like to appeal to the young generation of both the communities
to learn from our ancestral legacy of brotherhood and not indulge in violent activities.
One should not take law in their hands rather problems should be solved amicably
with great understanding. Further, I request every concerned to give full support
to the district administration for peace and tranquility in the district.
Mark (on email)
Provide relief assistance
It is very shocking to know that more than 17 houses were gutted in devastating fire
at Daporijo recently. What is more pathetic is that the students who are writing
the examination lost their books, clothe etc. One can imagine the present traumatic
sitution that the students are facing in this hours of hollowness due to fire accident.
I request the authorities to provide immediate assistance to the fire affected
Security personnel and eve teasing
As the Budget session of state Assembly is going on, security personnel are having
fun. Some of the security guards deployed outside the assembly house are enjoying
broad daylight teasing as they pass slangs and cheap comments on passerby females.
This scenario is making the young office employees and tuition going girls uncomfortable.
It is shameful that such cheap acts are taking place near the office gate of Social
Welfare, Women and Child development department, that too by our well trained and
sensitized Police Personnel.
The supervisor of the deployed security guard, is therefore, requested to intervene
into the matter and teach some manners and civic sense to them.
So that, they stop to make mockery of themselves in public and stop to bring shame
to state police as a whole.
A female employee
A film worth a watch
No, this isn't a movie review. Actually, I'm not even sure if you've heard of the
movie 'Mera Dharm Meri Maa'. Because frankly, neither would have I, had my father
not worked in it.
After years of fruitless search for a copy of the movie, it was only yesterday that
I caught hold of it. It was made by Bhupen Hazarika, in 1976. The movie, ofcourse,
needed better editing, but it was pretty good anyways! It is in Hindi, the vernacular
Arunachalee Hindi really, so the dialogues come out quite smooth. But I'm not talking
about the technicality of making a movie here; I just wanted to talk about the heart
of the movie.
As is quite obvious from its name, it is about the necessity of holding onto one's
cultural roots. The movie shows how the concept of 'westernisation' and wanting
to become 'modern' made a young gullible guy, Talo, fall into the wrong path and
eventually destroy his own family. His younger brother, Takar, is the noble guy,
who romances the beautiful Yalam, and helps his fellow village people to rise up
from the wrong tradtions like read dowry and child marriage of their community. The
movie is set at the time when our state was being crowned 'Arunachal Pradesh' from
'NEFA' . It shows the whole beautiful culture of all the different communities, even
though the protagonists are all Nyishis. It is a really warm movie and the dialogues
are strong. It has debates on religion in a classroom in the village, and a couple
of scenes like these, which show the message Bhupen Hazarika was putting forward.
Besides, it has got some funny scenes and good actors too. I really hope you would
atleast try to get a CD or something, or search for it online.
It is a movie, I believe, every Arunachalee must watch, not only because it has a
very important message, but also because you will probably recognise an uncle or
an aunt in their 20s, acting in it !
You must totally watch Dr. Bengia Mala who is also in the movie. She's gorgeous.