ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The ongoing Arunachal Film festival being held at Siddhartha Hall,
Itanagar is one of the rarest initiatives taken by any government department which
should be lauded in true sense. Organized by department of information and public
relation, the festival is a big initiative to give fillip to the film industry which
is still fighting for survival.
The festival which started on 22nd March will conclude tomorrow. Today documentary
films based on the life of eminent personalities like Dr Tamo Mibang, RGU Vice-chancellor,
Padma Shree Mamang Dai and Everester Tapi Mra was screened. Another documentary film
titled “When the Mist is Lifted” by well-known film maker Moji Riba was screened
too. Tele film Oyaa, feature film Sonam and a Nyishi feature film Dr Abo was screened
too. The audience present truly enjoyed Dr Abo, which is based on the problems of
inter-tribe marriage and need to save tribal culture and tradition. There is a need
to promote more such movies which uses tribal dialect as a medium. It is the only
option left to protect tribal dialect from the onslaught of Hindi and English language.
One of the audiences present told this reporter, “Though I belong to Siang belt,
I truly enjoyed this Nyishi movie. For the betterment, the tribal film producer should
give sub-title in English so that everyone can understand in much better way. By
the way IPR department and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki deserve appreciation for starting
this festival. But don’t end here and make it an annual affair. Then only we can
say it is a success.”
The Arunachal Film Festival had remembered contribution of various film makers of
state and this legacy need to be carry forward. This is only platform where film
makers belonging to various tribes and region exchanges their ideas and views. The
organizer can add spice to the even next time by inviting prominent film maker from
mainland India, so that Arunachalee film maker can learn more from them.
Dr T Ao Memorial Football
Team Arunachal in race for final
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Team Arunachal will have their task cut out for them as they get
ready to face defending champions Mizoram in the first semi-final of the 4th Dr T
Ao Memorial Football Tournament being played at the JN Stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya.
After having made a bad start to the tournament losing to Meghalaya 3-0 in their
opening match, the Arunachal team found its footing from the second match onwards
defeating Assam by a score of 2-0 thanks to a brilliant performance by Toko Polium.
The inspired performance helped the team gain momentum for the next match as they
took on the Nagaland team on March 22 last.
The game was filled with flashes of individual brilliance and collective strength
with Nyamar Loyi showing the way for the Arunachal team putting the ball past the
Nagaland goalkeeper in the 17th minute. The Arunachal team were determined to finish
things off before the half-time whistle as they pushed forward looking for another
goal which finally came in the 34th minute with a Tadar Kojum effort. The victory
ensured that the team made it through to the league stages of the tournament for
the first time.
In the semi-finals to be played on Monday, Arunachal Pradesh would take on Mizoram,
while hosts Meghalaya would take on Manipur.
Opium trade goes unrestricted in Siang Valley
PASIGHAT, Mar 24: Opium trade, banned by the government, is going on unchecked in
eastern Arunachal districts including East Siang, where illegal cultivation of poppy
plants and selling of its product is causing concern to the authorities.
In Siang belt, opium is reportedly produced in large scale at Sumsing, Damro, Adi-Pasi
and Mariyang areas in Upper Siang district which are later circulated to other parts
of the district and East Siang. Villagers are engaged in rampant farming of opium
in these areas; from kitchen gardens to far-off fields.
The outcome of massive poppy cultivation is increasing the figure of opium addicts
in different parts of Upper Siang. The detrimental practice has also gripped Katan,
Mariyang, Mopon, Ponging, Jeru, Sibum, Padu and Sili villages. The practice is gradually
spreading to Pasighat town, Mebo area and to the rural areas in Sille-Oyan, Ruksin
and Bilat circles. A large section of young people have reportedly fallen under the
fatal drug and are spoiling the most formative years of their lives.
The increasing trend of opium abuse in Adi societies is now causing concern among
the conscious citizens including the heads of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK), AdiSU and other
administrative officials, who have called for concerted efforts to whip out the social
The ABK functionaries and its Women Wing members observe that detrimental practice
of opium intake has become a growing social menace and it is an impending danger
to the community. The former Yingkiong ADC Rajesh Panyang exhorted the youths and
student communities to work for eradication of opium practices.
Notably, eminent citizens of Upper Sing and East Siang have lamented that their movement
against opium abuse is facing a big challenge as their attempts have been foiled
in the face of protest from a strong section of the bureaucrats. It is said that
use of opium among the Adis was restricted to medicinal purposes. However with changing
of time, the use of the drugs gradually diminished only to raise its ugly head.
According to report, rampant use of opium is also found in many parts of Lower Dibang
Valley district. According to some local leaders, the people smoke opium in public
gatherings or functions, raising nobody’s eyebrows. Opium is clandestinely sold in
various pockets of Roing town like Cheta, Mayu, Intaya and Asali, becoming a routine
addiction in the areas.
It may be recalled that Delhi based Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis
(INSA) conducted a survey in 2011 and revealed an alarming situation on drug abuse
in Upper Siang besides Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw, Changlang, Tirap. The recent
boom in opium trade in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh can be traced to early
1990s when the United Nation Drug Control Programme offered assistance to Myanmar
to eradicate illicit opium production.
According to a rough estimate, the annual yield of opium is around 100 tonnes, an
average of 10 kg a hectare. The average addict in the state takes about three gms
of opium a day, which is much more than what an addict consumes anywhere in the country.
Now, the onus is on the policy makers and organizations among the Adis to ensure
that opium cultivation is restricted.
Instead, propagation of horticulture and other marketable cash crops in place of
opium is need of hour.
The director of Narcotics Control, RN Srivastava had suggested the state government
to place a comprehensive proposal before the central government. The suggestions
includes creation of alternative source of household income, establishment of de-addiction
Nyami Me:te SHG renders yeoman service
RUKSIN, Mar 24: Nyami Mete Self Help Group, a leading group of the Ngorlung village
under Ruksin circle deserves public attention for its yeoman service in the area.
The SHG, through its regular premium deposit and inter-lending financial service
has made its fund position sound. It is extending financial assistance (free) to
the poor meritorious students and helping the rural poor and destitute, who are incapable
to afford medical treatment cost.
Formed in 2007, the SHG has completed five years of its service. It has observed
5th ‘Foundation Day’ today at its office premise at Ngorlung village with great fanfare.
Registered under Society Registration act under the state government, the SHG has
applied for financial sanction for implementing various social welfare activities.Now
it has started a 'Mushroom Cultivation' project in a private-made farm house in the
Informing their action plan in the current year, president of the SHG Kuku Panyang
said her group is planning set up a commercial “Rubber Nursery” at Ngorlung village.
It also plans to set up a fruit processing unit in 'Industrial Growth Centre' at
Niglok and to launch of massive “awareness programme” on women empowerment issues.
Attending the SHG’s foundation day, Ruksin block ZPM praised the yeoman services
rendered by the women group and encouraged them to continue their efforts of social
service besides enhancing their economic activities.
It may be mentioned that there were as many as 31 SHGs in Ruksin sub-division, out
of which most are defunct, while the rest have no activity nor have sound fund position.
Health Mela at Khonsa
KHONSA, Mar 24: Tirap Zilla Parishad chairperson L. Loham today inaugurated a two
days health Mela at district hospital Khonsa amidst huge gathering. The health Mela
is being organized by District Health Society Tirap in association with Damanis Nursing
In his Chairman speech Loham hailed the resource persons who have come from Pasighat
and Dibrugarh in the form of living Gods to provide their valuable expert services
to the poor people of Tirap who have never been attended by any Specialist. He assured
the guest faculty his full cooperation to make the Mela successful.
Earlier Dr. K. Perme, DMO Khonsa in his welcome speech said that the purpose of Health
Mela is to provide Promotive, Preventive and Curative Health care services who have
limited access to these services at doorstep and also to disseminate the information
on population control measures as per National Population Control Policy 2000.
Dr. N. Borang, DRCHO Khonsa, expressed his gratitude to Parliamentary secretary DOTCL
& SW Yumsem Matey, Parliamentary Secretary Sports Wangki Lowang and local MLA Kamthok
Lowang, for their generous contribution for the Mela. He also highlighted the services
to be provided during the Mela and also proposed the vote of thanks to the gathering.
The guest faculty consists of Dr. Dilip Dutta Gynecologist from CHC Ruksin, Dr. A.
K. Sharma ENT Specialist, Dr. S. M. Baruah Medical Specialist, Dr. G. B. Das, Surgical
Specialist, Dr. M. Taye Gynecologist and Dr. P. N. Das, Orthopedic Surgeon all from
Damani’s Nursing Home Dibrugarh.
IEC on Breast feeding and World TB Day was also observed simultaneously. Out of
total 450 mothers registered for tubectomy 236 has been already operated since yesterday,
according to an official release.
Upper Subansiri DC visits Chetam circle
DAPORIJO, Mar 24: Upper Subansiri district Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu made
a history by visiting all the circle headquarters covering almost all the remote
villages on foot during February and March.
Finally on March 21 last, he had visited Chetam circle and inspected all the Govt
establishments, especially under health and education departments.
The villagers apprised the DC about the pathetic condition of medical centre and
education system in the villages and urged the district administration to take necessary
steps for better health service. Child mortality rate is increasing day by day due
to shortage of medical staff and medical facilities, the villagers said adding that
the worst sufferers are pregnant women.
In his speech, one of the most senior citizens of the circle informed that there
are many Govt. staff posted against this circle in different department, especially
for schools and medical but they are reluctant to perform their duties at posting
places, and staying at Daporijo without performing their Govt duty. Despite adequate
Govt infrastructure/buildings,the staff members are not staying at the circle. Many
schools have no children. Teachers are staying at Daporijo and also getting salary
without attending the school duty for a single day, he said and appealed the Govt
to look into the matter.
The villagers further informed that there is no regular circle officer in this Circle
since the present Circle Officer of Chetam is already holding the charges as EAC,
CO and BDO in-charge of Giba circle. Due to non-availability of regular CO, the villagers
are facing numerous administrative problems, they said. Even there is no community
hall for villagers, they added.
While responding to the public grievances, the DC informed the villagers that the
circle officer, who is looking after the administrative works of both Giba and Chetam
circles, will stay at Chetam Circle for fourteen days and at Giba Circle for another
fourteen days and rest of the days he will stay at Daporijo for official works.
He also appealed to the villagers to take up the agriculture and horticulture in
large scale, stop deforestation, unnecessary earth cutting. The DC further urged
the villagers to stop hunting wild animals.
The DC further appealed to the parents to encourage their children to be educated
and also appealed the Gaon Burah to keep away from petty politics and work for
the well-being of the village.
Forum alleges foul play
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The All Mengio Educated Unemployed Forum (AMEUF) in a release claimed
that executive engineer Sagalee PWD division is carrying out construction of road
from Sakiang to Panior Bridge (5.00 Km) of an amount Rs. 515.84 lakh under CRF Scheme
in utter violations of various working norms of Government contract work.
In this regard, it is to inform that said Executive Engineer instead of plotting
competitive NIT, had issued the said work to various private individuals in the form
of work order which is serious violations of Notification issued by Central Vigilance
Commission of India which directs that there shall be compulsory plotting of NIT
for every Government Contract Work, the forum stated in a release. The most interesting
thing here to be noted is that the said executive engineer had issued work orders
to those only private individual to whom he shares good rapport and to those having
strong political influences in the area, the AMUEF added. Further forum stated that
the quality of work has been compromised and deviated from the Detail Project Report.
Citing various discrepancies in the implementation of project, the forum stated that
illegal act of the said executive engineer is the gross violations of Section 16
of Central Public Works Department Work Manual, 2007 and also the violations of Rule
129(vi) and Rule 132 (iv) of General Financial Rules, 2005. The All Mengio Educated
Unemployed Forum (AMEUF) has appealed to Chief Secretary and Commissioner Public
Works Department to give directions to the Commissioner Finance not to give approval
for the sanctioning of fund earmarked for this current financial year.
Misguiding information presented: ACS
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has said that the NERIST authority
is misleading the whole society by giving ‘misguiding’ information to ACS.
While analyzing the response received from NERIST, ACS chairman Patey Tayum today
said the media that the registrar did not elaborate on the issue of violation of
Recruitment rules in his reply.
Alleging violation of recruitment rules, the ACS said that the registrar did not
fulfill any of the recruitment criteria for the post. “His experience as Dy Registrar
is just 2 and half years and he is 53 years old. He belongs to general category and
as such there cannot be age or other relaxation as per rule.” Despite notice served
by the National Commission for Schedule Caste for immediate rectification no action
was taken by NERIST director in this regard, the ACS said.
Further the denial of any pending vigilance case against Dr. R. P Bhattacharjee is
gross lie. His past service record and integrity is questionable, the ACS said.
On demand for immediate cancellation of “those appointees”, the statement presented
by the Registrar is contrary to the statement presented to MHRD, GoI, the ACS chairman
said. “The denial of vacancy is false, since there are still 59 posts vacant under
reserved category for ST.”
The ACS further claimed that the recruitment to various Group A & B posts are not
according to Roster. “The Registrar is trying to sabotage the issue and quoting partial
fact to mislead,” it said.
“The recruitment to various posts is not as per roster. It is evident from advertisement
no.1/2011 and advertisement no.2/2012 of NERIST that no definite roster is followed.
Detailed study of these 2 advertisements will suggest that the intention of NERSIT
authority has been anti-tribal,” the ACS said. It alleged that local candidates who
applied for various posts and found eligible to attend the interview were intentionally
denied of the opportunity.
Entrepreneurship awareness programme in IGGC
TEZU, Mar 24: Sponsored by M/s Matai Communications & Printings, a reputed business
house of Tezu, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Indira Gandhi Government
College (IGGC) organized a day-long Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) for
50 participants from BA & B Com third year yesterday. College Principal Dr B.K. Nath
advised the students to be job givers and not job seekers by becoming entrepreneurs.
The Programme Coordinator Dr. K Rajendra Babu, Associate Professor, HoD Commerce
and Coordinator of the EDC highlighted through his powerpoint presentation the concept,
need and importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship for the rapid socio-economic
transformation of the state.
While exploring various entrepreneurial opportunities available in the state he exhorted
that business leaders and business leadership is as much important and vital as political
leadership for the greater development of any state.
Participating in the awareness programme as the guest resource person, Ashok Kumar,
Associate Professor in Geography of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar presented
the students with his inputs on “Project Identification & Project Management”, while
Rajan Miwu, Assistant Professor of Commerce of IGGC dwelt upon “Institutional Assistance
& Support to Entrepreneurs”. Towards the end of the programme all the participants
were awarded with certificates of participation.
Pretty Elapra and Sumaya Mega acted as student coordinators of the programme. The
organizers extended their gratitude to the Director of Higher & Technical Education,
Dr. Joram Begi for his constant support and guidance in organizing such programmes
for the students in addition to usual class-room teaching.
SDP for unemployed youths
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Eighty-four days Skill Development Program (SDP) on Tailoring and
Broom making kicked off at Palin on 20th March last. The program was organized by
Community Learning and Doing Center (CLDC), Palin and sponsored by NABARD, regional
office, Itanagar. The main objective of the program was to educate and develop the
skills of the unemployed youth people of the circle for livelihood promotion.
The inaugural function was attended by Rido Tarak, Circle Officer, Palin, Tassar
Rakap, ASM (Tassar) and OP Maunglang, District Development Manager (DDM), NABARD,
Ziro as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Special guest respectively.
Addressing the inaugural function, O P Maunglang, District Development Manager (DDM),
NABARD, Ziro advised CLDC, the implementing agency for effective coordination with
state govt. depts. and SBI, Palin for the participants to reap maximum benefit from
the training program.
Byabang Rocket, Chairman, CLDC, Palin while thanking NABARD for sponsoring the SDPs,
he assured the PIMC to follow NABARD’s term and condition scrupulously and urged
NABARD to guide the trainees by providing loan after the program. T. Makik and Tassar
Nira, local pancyatat members also expressed their gratitude to NABARD as well as
CLDC for conducting the program in Palin and assured all possible help at local level.
As many as 25 each participants were selected through interviewed by Project Implementing
Monitoring Committee (PIMC) chaired by DDM, NABARD.
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Govt quarter gutted
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The Govt quarter of PHED secretary Tomi Ete was gutted in a fire
mishap at Upper Vivek Vihar Colony yesterday evening. However, the local residents
came out and along with Fire brigade team doused the fire. This was stated by
Vivek Vihar Colony Welfare Society.
Two persons, namely, Vikash Richo, S/o J. Richo serving as a JT Teacher at Govt.
Hr. Sec. Arunadaya, Itanagar cum Secretary of the Upper Vivek Vihar Colony Welfare
Society and Manoj Kumar, resident of colony received injuring while dousing the
fire. The colony dewellers lauded Richo for his act of bravery. They also appealed
to the authorities to provide immediate relief to the fire victims and to ascertain
the cause of fire so that such fire mishap could be prevented easily in near future.
Alleged rapist arrested
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The Ziro police today arrested the person who had allegedly raped
a minor school girl at Joram recently. This was informed by Lower Subansiri District
Superintendent of Police in a statement.
Earlier, on March 21, Ziro Police Station had received a written complaint from one
Neelam Harin of Village Neelam stating that on 26th February at about 12 hours his
minor daughter age about 10 years and a student of Class I who is boarding in Bomi
English School hostel Joram was raped by the owner of the school. This was disclosed
by the victim girl to her mother on 9th March 2013 during parents meet, the statement
On receipt of the complaint a case (Ziro PS Case No. 15/13 U/S 342/376(f)/201 IPC)
was registered and victim girl was forwarded to the District Hospital Ziro where
medical examination was done by the Board of Doctors and the report is awaited.
A police team consists of Insp Tab Techi OC PS Ziro, SI D. Singpho and SI I. Lollen
left no stone unturned and intensified the investigation and the alleged accused
was arrested today.
Further, Ziro police administration has appealed to all the people especially the
parents and relatives and well- wishers of the victim to maintain peace and tranquility
and to cooperate with the police for smooth investigation.
Sit-in dharna by AAPSU and NESO
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) under the aegis
of North East Students Organization is going to organize a sit-in dharna outside
Rajbhawan on 25th of March to protest against the government of India’s apathy towards
north region. All the student organizations of NE region will simultaneously hold
dharna outside their respective Rajbhawan.
Rono youth to organize football tournament
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The Rono Youth Association (RYA) is going to organize football
tournament at Rono ground from 10th April next. The winner will get cash prize of
Rs 30,000 and runner up will have Rs 20,000 along with trophies.
Union claims irregularities in Mid-Day Meal scheme
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Claiming that the concerned authority of West Siang district has
misused the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme fund by increasing the total enrollment of
students, Adi Students Union; Itanagar today urged the authority to immediately cancel
the allotted fund for MDM for the year 2012-13. The union also alleged that the
authority is treating MDM as their source of income.
Peace rally at Deomali
ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The All Tirap District Students Union (ATDSU) organized a peace
rally at Deomali township yesterday with a clear message for peace and tranquility
in Tirap district.
While condemning the gunfire exchange that took place at Soha village in Tirap
District on March 16, the Union appealed to the State Govt. for proper security
to the govt. employees and general public. It said the unwanted gun fire incident
has totally shattered the development activities in the district while causing irreparable
loss to pubic properties.
Besides the pubic of Deomali and Khonsa township the peace rally was participated
by the students of Wangcha Rajkumar Govt. College, Deomali Higher Secondary school,
and large number of villagers who shouted slogans --“We want peace,” “We condemn
gun firing” and “No peace, no development.”
252 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
This is in reference to the article written in your esteemed daily by noted journalist
Taba Ajum on 21st March under the headline “All is not well outside the Assembly.”
Whatever he has written is really true. I have been facing tough situation of being
jobless since I finished my MA degree way back in 2010. I have lot of experience
of visiting various difference departments in the hope of getting some job or favour.
I am deeply pained to see the prevailing unpleasant system in our state. Obviously,
this must be a new system in the world politics which is known as “brand Arunachal
politics”. Under this system, politicians prefer to give priority to the person with
criminal background. Citizen who use force and do not even mind to risk others life
for their selfish interest are given importance. It is true that when educated youth
wearing best formal dress visits govt, office and approach the officers in the best
possible polite manner to get some favour in the form of small contract work or try
to get benefit from different government schemes to manage their livelihood, they
have to return empty handed. Officers tell these youths about govt, technical problems
and complexity in awarding contract works on scheme. They blackmail these youths
as they are educated and supposedly have to behave properly and therefore can be
Finally, officers say sorry and youths have to return empty handed. What adds more
frustration to such educated youths is that some officers are ready to award work
from same schemes to the people who visit Director’s and Minister’s office wearing
short or track pant who at any times is ready to slap them, hold their collar and
use foul language against them. In this case, all technical complexity attached to
schemes seem to vanish. So, the moral of prevailing system in Arunachal is that educated
and decent men have no place. It seems there is no difference between educated and
criminal in Arunachal Pradesh. I think these kind of new problems are created by
our political leaders and officers as they are giving more importance to the criminals.
Last but not the least, I would like to request high level govt officers and political
leaders not to encourage this trend, otherwise time will come 'when all highly qualified
educated unemployed youth will start doing the same. Then your large residence wall
will be become very small to hide and more criminal will grow up in our state.
RTI Chairman ALSU
Not a fair affair
Thorough esteemed column of your daily let me explain how Degree & Diploma holders
of computer engineering have been deprived of competition in the competitive exam
held on 24th March for the
post of J.E (Junior Engineer) by the Department of Hydropower. As per advertisement
both diploma/degree holder from Electronic & Communication as well as Computer Science
& Engineering were eligible
for the said post & different set of syllabus for concern technical subjects were
issued to us at the time of form submission. So, we expected different set of question
papers for Electronic & Computer
respectively. But what shocked us is that on the day of “Technical subject paper”
they provided us with a common paper in which 99 percent of questions were from electronic
syllabus. On complaining for not
including questions from Computer Engineering they gave funny explanation saying
that the questions are equally distributed from both the stream i,e. Computer Engineering
& Electronic engineering
whereas fact is that questions was not equally distributed.
Later they realized that there is disparity in questions of Computer & therefore
official concern asked students from Computer to wait for sometime as they will come
up with some solution in this regards. After sometimes they come up with really funny
solution i,e. they gave us three questions from Computer Engineering each carrying
10 marks each & asked us to write. Now, my question is how fair it is? As the technical
paper carried 100 marks in total & cut off mark itself for the said paper is 33 percent
of total i,e. 33 marks and mark allotted for the new questions from Computer Engineering
i.e. 30 marks which is not even reaching the prescribed cut off marks .I wonder how
they are going to evaluate paper for Computer Engineering student? Will they give
special consideration to the Computer students by assuming 30 marks as 100 percentile
by evaluating three questions only and allocate marks out of three questions only
or will they evaluate as a whole by including remaining questions comprising 70 marks
from Electronic Syllabus also?
In earlier case it would be unfair to applicants from Electronic Engg. & in the later
case it would be highly unfair to applicants from Computer Engg. We never expected
that Engineering Department such as
Hydropower to commit these sorts of blunder, as official from said department are
suppose to know basic at least that Computer Engg. & Electronic Engg are entirely
Lastly, I would like to request to the concern authority that by considering above
scenario please provide us(applicant from Computer Engg.) with equal opportunity
to compete by re-conducting exams for a technical subject according to Computer
engineering syllabus for applicants from Computer Engg.
We are moving towards better days
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to share a simple 'thing'
that each of us ought to feel, even if for a few moments. Since recently I got into
the habit of skipping first page and directly jump to the reader's forum column whenever
I read a newspaper. The reason being the pure joy and curiosity of knowing what’s
irritating citizen. Don’t get me wrong think it like this- a few years from now
this section hardly had anything except for some occasional complains, demands but
was non-existent for the young generation and most of the common masses. Back to
today, what do we see? A letter to the CM, well those are still there but look who’s
next- someone demanding equality in job interviews, other one stressing the need
to preserve nature, another one cheering for Unity in Diversity, PRC, DSE issue....the
list goes on covering almost whole pages in recent publications. From learned intellectuals
to our village folks, elderly to teens like me, everybody's expressing themselves
their anger, sorrow, anxiety and their concerns. It’s becoming so engrossingly lively
and interesting here that I would happily trade hours of facebooking/twitter for
a few quick glances of the readers column any day! I seriously have no intention
of making light of these natters but do we realize what all this means? Now when
there is inequality voices are raised against it, when some mishap happens it almost
immediately gets put up in Readers Forum column resulting in discussions, debates
and leading to individuals, various groups/unions to step forward to support the
cause, isn't this what we call 'traits of a good citizen' the freedom of expression,
the Fundamental Rights? Wasn't this what they envisioned A True Democracy? Doesn't
every part of it scream out that its coming, the change, development, progress? We
Arunachalees are still striving for the development and coming up of new shopping
malls, colleges, ATM centre etc are the examples.
I truly believe that even in the midst of the everyday cares and worries of this
fast-paced and ever-changing world of ours, it’s a wonderful thing to simply sit
back once in a while, may as well toss in some popcorns and lemonades, to watch a
playback of everything we have done so far, taking a refreshing detour of our achievements,
remembering to congratulate ourselves that no matter how small it might have been
but the fact is, it’s still a step forward from where we started and Believe it or
not, it Definitely counts!
If I were to describe the picture that comes to my mind every time I ponder over
our state's current condition, I see a land surrounded on all sides by high rocky
mountains but due to the numerous streams that criss-cross it, it’s turned into something
like a huge garden overflowing with all kinds of plants- trees, shrubs, flowers,
all kinds and colors, some in full-bloom while others have yet to. But with the break
of dawn one by one more of them are starting to blossom in unison, as the sun slowly
rises higher and higher, its rays penetrating through from behind the mountains,
lightening up this once hidden paradise and painting the whole landscape in a beautiful
crimson....mesmerizing ain't it? The credit goes solely to this blessed land-worth
every little effort to preserve it and to each of her children- its people who in
their own unique ways and their many different colors contribute to the beauty of
this Land of the rising Sun.!!!
Daniel Tayeng, Itanagar
Keep Tezu town clean
Through your esteemed daily would like to share few things regarding cleanliness
of Tezu town. Tezu, the Headquarter of Lohit Dist. is one of the popular towns of
state and its importance is being felt from time immemorial since the days when historically
famous “Parasuram Kund" became a pilgrimage in Arunachal Pradesh. Thousands of devotees
from across the country keep on visiting the sites for a holy dip in its water on
the day of Makar sankranti i.e. on 14th January every year. Therefore Tezu being
the district headquarters attract thousands of devotees from far and nearby areas.
Further Tezu being one of the important tourists’ circuits also attracts large numbers
of domestic and foreign tourists for visiting the historically and archaeologically
important sites situated in and around the district. Simultaneously a big fair known
popularly known as “Parsuram mela” is organized at Tezu in which traders from all
over India joins which lasts for a month beginning from January to February every
year during Makar Sankranti.
Due to inflow of large number of tourists every year Tezu has become a place of attraction
from where all communication to the different tourist’s destination are made possible.
Presently number of hotels and restaurants are also coming up for comfortable stay
Now, the main question is how to keep town clean and tidy. Cleanliness and proper
hygiene are universally regarded as indispensable existential norms that must inform
and permeates all our actions. However, a consciousness in terms of education, demonstration
and training is required to be created to ensure that these norms become part of
every conscious citizen of the township.
Very recently under the theme CAMPAIGN CLEAN INDIA, the directorate of Tourism, Itanagar
jointly along with district tourism office Tezu launched a drive to instill civic
sense to fight against the use of plastic and polythene. Karikho Kri local MLA appealed
to all the citizen of Tezu Township to keep the town clean and litter free. The department
of urban development and housing Tezu the nodal agency for sanitation maintains regular
cleanliness drive in townships. The Deputy Director, UD &H is also very much concerned
and has been constantly in touch for town cleanliness and monitoring activities with
the help of his official team members. At the same time awareness among the local
residents is equally vital for sustaining the cleanliness in the Tezu Township. Since
it is our town, hence it should be ardent duty of every one of us to keep it clean
Dream came true in the form of Siang district
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express few words regarding Siang District
creation. On behalf of the people of Rumgong-kaying and Boleng-Pangin constituency,
I would like to give express gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for creating
‘Siang district’. Earlier, many CM had come, heard our grievances and gave mere assurance
for creation of new district but nothing materialized but this time CM Nabam Tuki
with a vision and understanding the people’s problem in this area had made dreams
Industry Minister Tapang Taloh and MLA Tamiyo Taga also deserves pat for their efforts
in creating new districts. We believe that under the able leadership of present CM,
Arunachal will go a long way on the path of development and hope that he will continue
to give equal priority to every part of Arunachal.
‘D’ Sector, Itanagar
Island of stability
Even as economic uncertainties loom over the world, Asia and Pacific will remain
an island of stability, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Survey
of Asia and the Pacific 2012. However, the region will continue to be buffeted by
headwinds ranging from stormy commodity prices and receding demand for its exports.
Though reduced demand from the debt-afflicted West would slow growth, the Asia-Pacific
will remain the world’s fastest growing region.
Among the key policy challenges and options facing Asia-Pacific countries are balancing
growth and inflation, deploying measures beyond monetary policy to fight inflation;
coping with capital flows and exchange rate volatility and curbing unemployment by
stoking domestic consumption to act as an engine of growth.
These nations must work towards improving working conditions, achieving income parity,
and making growth inclusive.
The good news is that, according to experts, most countries are favorably poised
to initiate a range of actions to stimulate and rebalance growth.