March 09

Pacha hydel project to resume

SEPPA, Mar 8: Regular electricity supply from Pacha Hydel Project is likely to be resumed from March 15 as repairing and maintenance works of the project have been completed.

The trial run of the hydel project for power generation would be carried out on March 13 and 14 and regular electricity supply is likely to be resumed from March 15. This was informed to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh during his visit to the Project yesterday by JE (EM) Bamang Taglik.

The JE requested the DC for provision of alternative approach road for the dwellers living behind the power house and also deployment of police in the newly constructed police beat near power house for the safety and security of staff working there.

Earlier, interacting with the departmental engineers, the deputy commissioner stressed on proper management of Pacha Hydel project since power supply from Khupi was not reliable. He also suggested for corrective measures at the intake point.

He suggested for provision of retaining wall at the newly constructed channel portion which was damaged last year.

The DC was accompanied by ADC Pooja Jain and the departmental engineers. DIPRO


Rangers graduate

ITANAGAR, Mar 08: Six Forest Rangers from the state have graduated from Central Academy for State Forest Service Coimbatore after 18 months of rigorous training.

The newly passed out trainees are Tanga Murtem, Jumgo Geyi, Tamish Mugli, Hage Yapu, RK Thungon, Kamin Dai. The convocation ceremony was held yesterday. A total of 36 forest Rangers belonging to different states have undergone the Range Forest Officers’ training of 2013-15 batch.


Congress sweeps LDV PR polls

Roing, Mar 8: The results of the Panchayat by-election recently held in Lower Dibang valley district, was declared on Thursday last. The by-election was held in order to elect Zilla Parishad Members for newly created 7-Bolung, 8-Bukkong, 9-Bomjir-Anpum, and 10-Loklung-Paglam.

The seat for ZPM 7-Bolung, which was reserved for women, was won by Titel Pertin (INC), defeating Ruth Pertin (BJP) by 243 votes. In 8-Bukkong, Starson Saring (INC) won against Mida Perme (BJP), with a margin of 320 votes. Robin Perme (INC) defeated Nalom Lego (BJP) by 33 votes in 9-Bomjir-Anpum. Bimol Perme (BJP) won over Kobli Tasar (INC) by 245 votes in 10-Loklung-Paglam.


60 days Punarjagaran kicks started

ITANAGAR, Mar 08: The Nehru Yuva Kendra Itanagar has kicked-started 60 days mass awakening campaign (Punarjagaran) on Saturday in order to sensitize and create awareness among the grass root people on government schemes and programme being implemented in the state.  The objectives of the campaign is to provide information on avenues for getting training skill development for self employment, promote nationalism, and exchange ideas and debate over the issues concerning the society and youths.  

The programme was inaugurated by Tana Yayo Zila Parishad Member Doimukh in presence of Zonal Director NYKS Inkhuanguang at Doimukh ground. In her speech she elaborated the responsibility of citizen duties to maintain good and healthy environment. She also encouraged the volunteers to continue the awareness campaign.  Punarjagaran Compendium prepared by NYK Itanagar and flagging off the Punarjagaran Yatra Tableau.


Two traditional houses gutted in Kato

ITANAGAR, Mar 08: In a fire accident that broke out at Kago village under Kamba circle in West Siang district today, two traditional houses of one Tummar Kato and Nyuggum Kato have been reportedly gutted down. This was informed by Hirik Hiru Students Union, President Yomge Karbak here this evening. The fire reportedly broke out at 6 am; however source of accident is yet to be ascertained. The personal belonging could retrieve in the ravaging inferno. It is said that worth amount of Rs 25 lakhs properties have been damaged in the accident. It said that earlier the students union had submitted representation with the Chief Minister seeking fire station to be established at Kamba. The town has witnessed three major fire accidents in three years, the union added.


AVP trains youths in first aid

ITANAGAR, Mar 08: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP)’s full-time doctor Dr. DK Pathak and his team trained eight youths of Singa-Tuting area of Upper Siang district in first aid, administration of medicines to enable them to deal with minor injuries/cuts etc.

Besides the training programme the team also treated patients of the area during the training programme at Singa from February 25 to March 4.

The training programme was conducted in view of the lack of proper health care facilities in those areas.


NSS special camp

ITANAGAR, Mar 08: The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Rang-Frah Government College, Changlang, organized three days special camp at Middle School, Longlun, Changlang from March 5.

Around NSS volunteers under the guidance of Program Officer Athuko Tayu and some villagers cleaned the school campus and conducted other activities like white washing of existing school building and maintenance of the school boundary wall.

The teaching and other staff of the college also attended the programme to encourage and motivate the volunteers and the villagers.


International Women Day

ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee along with its rank and file has observed the 105th year of the International Women's Day today at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar in a befitting manner.

On the occasion, APMCC adopted one point resolution “To pursue for 33% reservation of women in Lok Sabha and Assembly in the State in particular and the country in general”.

Earlier, in her key note address, APMCC Vice- President Tadar Yadir highlighted about the aims and objects of the International Women's Day and remembered the legendary women's who has sacrificed their time and life for the well being of the women community of the world since the year 1910.

Among other speakers APMCC Vice President Mai Modi, APCC Vice President T.C Tok members from Mahila Congress, Yako Tok President, City Mahila Congress Committee, Chera Mekia Vice-President, APMCC, Yapung Tana General Secretary, APMCC, Jumri Jini Secretary, APMCC, Dakge Lomri Vice-President, City Mahila Congress also spoke on the occasion.


ANYA demands for ILP checking drive

ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) concerned over the increasing illegal immigrants and crime rates in the state said that the increasing menace of immigrants in the state particularly the state capital is due to poor system of ILP checking in various check posts and Railway station, Naharlagun.

Demanding the state government to initiate rigorous ILP checking drive to detect illegal immigrants within a month ANYA President Biri Kakum said that the state needs proper mechanism to check illegal immigrants.

ANYA further said that government needs to adopt proper mechanism to check the increasing crime rates in the state and demanded the state government and the concerned authorities to arrange adequate security facilities including stoppage of granting group ILPs, and installation of CC Cameras in check posts/points  and in Naharlagun railway station.

It also demanded installation of CC cameras, street lights and adequate forces in various vulnerable areas of the Itanagar and Naharlagun to reduce crime rate.

Meanwhile, expressing its condemnation on the Seppa rape case, ANYA added that the case needs thorough investigation and justice should be given to the victims.


RCH camp at Rilloh

SEPPA, Mar 08: A total of 88 patients were either treated or provided various services during a Reproductive Child Health (RCH) camp organized by District Health Society at Rilloh near here on Thursday.

The team of doctors led by Dr. K Lapung, DRCHO, imparted awareness on importance of Antenatal Care, Institutional Delivery (ID) for safety of both mother and child, family planning and the importance of early and exclusive breast feeding and immunization.

Baby weighing machines were distributed to all the ASHAs of the area during the camp. DIPRO.


News Impact

Arunachal ISBT, ISTT to be operational soon

Itanagar, Mar 08: Arunachal Pradesh urban development department’s dream project of inter-state bus and truck terminals at Nirjuli near here will be made operational by May next.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with Urban Development Minister Pema Khandu, UD parliamentary secretary Techi Kaso besides officials of the department inspected the project on Saturday, an official statement said here today.

The ISBT spread over 82,697 sq m area along the NH 52 (A), larger than Guwahati ISBT, will have provision for arrival and departure of government and private buses, a passengers dormitory cum retiring room, food court, craft bazaar and office of the state transport services general manager.

The project at an estimated cost of Rs 19.8 crore started in 2009 and was targeted to be completed by September 2012 but only Rs 8 crore was released so far. Rs 13.16 crore due with enhanced cost of electrification if release soon, the project will be ready by April-May next," chief engineer Taba Tedir said before seeking fund to which Tuki approved.

The Inter-State Truck Terminal (ISTT) spread over 25,898 sq m area located nearby was started simultaneously at an estimated cost of Rs 6.3 crore against which Rs 4.67 crore was only released, Tedir said.

Tuki during interaction with the officials directed them to construct a road and a bridge over Dikrong River to link the ISTT with nearby railway station for transportation of goods, the statement said. PTI



PPA for taking corrective measures to regain past glory

ITANAGAR, Mar 08: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) called upon the state government to take some drastic steps to bring back the lost glory of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC).

“Since the constitutional body like APPSC is the reflection of the Govt. image, the huge credibility loss the Govt. suffered due to series of controversies, including the leakage of question papers, must be addressed at the earliest,” PPA said in a release.

Although the Govt. has temporarily managed to calm down the anger of the civil service aspirants by constituting a SIT probe into the illegalities, the big question is will Commission be able to regain its lost image and glory?

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki must not simply wait for the report of the SIT which more often than not has proven itself as a body of toothless tiger, the party said.

“The report of the one-man enquiry committee under the leadership of one Hento Karga, senior APCS officer, who is known for his honesty and straightforwardness, is more than sufficient to take cognizance of the irregularities and prosecute accordingly. Unless this is done the match fixing episodes and question paper leakages and sale will continue even on larger scale and the culprits involved will be emboldened to convert this sacred institution into a commission of commissions and omissions,” the release said.  “What is required is to remove the filth right from the top to bottom. The way forward is awarding exemplary punishment including termination of services of the involved employees, restructuring the entire body through selective deputation process and if required through fresh recruitment of highly skilled and professional manpower to handle not only the conduct of examinations but more importantly the setting of the question papers and maintaining the confidentiality of the Commission.”

Alleging politicization in appointment of APPSC members, PPA claimed that in Arunachal barring few members the majority appointments have been made on grounds of affiliation to who’s who of the corridors of power rather than pure merit, ability and soundness of candidate’s physical and mental age.

It appealed to the Chief Minister to bid a big farewell to such unwanted practices and give justice to all deserving candidates.

Early implementation of the provisions of Lok Ayukta will also go long way in addressing the mess prevailing in the various institutions and thereby bridging the gap of trust deficit between the Govt. and the people, the party opined.



Red Rock Fest rocks Khonsa

Khonsa, Mar 8: All the roads in the sleepy Khonsa Township led to Town Club, the venue of the Red Rock Fest-2015. As expected, the participants were mostly young boys and girls who were more than eager to be a part of the rock concert.              

While declaring the multi-media campaign on HIV/AIDS, Commandant of 1st Assam Rifles Col. Prashant Nair appreciated the organisers for the trouble they had taken and urged the people to extend their fullest co-operation to the artists who were conveying a great message for the youth and the society.

While highlighting the aims and objectives of the Red Rock Fest,2015 Tashor Pali, DD, IEC, APSACS, Itanagar said that the multi-media campaign on HIV/AIDS was being conducted by the youth, for the youth and of the youth. He said that the campaign had been carried out through music so that it could reach out to more youth in the state. He urged the youth to keep safe from AIDS by taking precaution as there was no cure for HIV/AIDS virus. He further told the people not to discriminate or stigmatise on HIV/AIDS person but love him/her.

Earlier, Dr. K. Perme, DMO threw light on the HIV/AIDS scenario all over the world and said that it was spreading like a wild fire. He said that only prevention could save the people and urged the youth who were the most vulnerable group to stay safe and healthy. An HIV/AIDS positive person from Tirap district emotionally appealed the youth to live life safety adding that he was also like them and would love to live life happily. He told them to be alert always and never be careless in life.

The Red Rock Fest,2015 participated by Royal Flush with its main vocalist Yari Natung, DJ Bom, Khonsa local Bands Blue Ink with its main vocalist Noksom Gangsa, Fusion and Cash Rock Band from Deomali was a huge success in terms of reaching out to the youth. HoDs, PRIs leaders and hundreds of youth attended the show. DIPRO



IWD and awareness camp on Domestic Violence Act

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A twin programme, celebrating the International Women’s Day and conducting an awareness camp on Domestic Violence Act 2005, was organized by AMYAA NGO, in collaboration with the Department of Women and Child Development at Jia Village here today. A total of 54 women from different villages, comprising of SHG Office Bearers and members, women Panchayat members, took active participation in the programme.

Deputy Director ICDS Savitri Khamti, who is also the Protection Officer of   Domestic Violence at District level, informed the women about the Domestic Violence Act 2005. She explained in detail the various important sections of the Act which has direct impact on women's day to day lives, such as verbal, mental, physical and sexual harassment at home and at workplaces. She further emphasized by saying that women today have a weapon of law through the Act to fight for gender equality and to enjoy the rightful freedom of equality as their male counter parts.

Dr. N. Yirang speaking on the occasion encouraged every single woman to strive for excellences at every sphere of life.  He said that woman have as much potentialities as man, and can compete with man at all levels of success.

President ABKWW Oseng Apum and representatives of Dibang Adi Women’s Association (DAWA), and different Women Wings, too spoke on the  occasion and every one of them exhorted each other to stand united and to work together to deal with various women related challenges and issues prevailing in the society.

Secretary AMYAA R. K. Paul expressed his thoughtful concern in helping and assisting the existing SHG members in record maintenance as per the NABARD guidelines so that SHGs approaches for credit-linkage to various Banks at Roing. He also said that SHGs does play a vital role at village level to work for financial self-sustenance as well as women empowerment.

Lastly, the women were informed that any woman facing domestic violence can approach the District Protection Officer, and seek help for legal remedy. The PO will forward the case to the District Judicial Magistrate for further investigation and rewarding of legal penalty against the offender will be carried as per law.



Arunachal celebrates International Women’s Day

ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APPWS) and Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) Yupia today conducted a programme on women rights to mark the International Women’s Day with the support of the Directorate of Women & Child Development, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was attended by a huge number of women participants.

Budi Habung, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority dwelt on rights of women and the role of the legal services authorities for facilitating the access of justice to women through the legal aid clinics, Para legal volunteers, Lok Adalat.

Dani Belo, OSD dwelt on procedures to avail Arunachal Pradesh victim compensation scheme, 2011. R T Riba, Director of women and child development dwelt on the role and responsibilities of the department in carrying out various schemes and programme for the betterment of women in general.

Gumri Ringu, president, APPWS highlighted on the importance of the day and the contributions of the society towards the empowerment of women of the state. She further called on women to realise their rights through such participations.

Rosy Taba, Project Coordinator, APSLSA made a presentation on rights of women in case of domestic violence and including discussions on equality before law concept.

On the day, Tana Yayo was felicitated with Zila Mahila Samman award by the Department of Women & Child Development. The programme saw the attendance of veteran social activists’ Tadar Yadir, Lomte Riba, Yapi Kulo, Dipti Bengia and other govt officials.

At Tawang: Tawang health sector observed international women’s day at the Khando Drowa Zangmo District Hospital conference hall today.

Women’s Welfare Association (WWA) chairperson Nitika Dev lauded the womenfolk of the district. “The women of Tawang are very strong and walk shoulder to shoulder with men”, she said.  “Though very tough and highly efficient in shouldering their responsibilities, the women of the district are very shy and hold themselves back”, she added, encouraging the females to muster courage to interact their problems.

Vice chairperson (WWA) Rashmi Rao Wahule spoke on the vitality of women’s empowerment. “Though we have achieved a lot in the last 20 years but a lot more is yet to be achieved”, she said.

Dr Lobsang Tempa, DRCHO, Tawang highlighted the importance of International Women’s day while Kenli Doji, DPM, shed light on the top ten issues for women’s health.

Dr. N. Namshum, Medical Superintendent laid emphasis on practically working for women upliftment rather than verbal pledges and appealed everyone to shoulder the responsibilities.

The programme was attended by medical officers, medical staff, health workers, ASHA’s, locals and NGOs, reports Lham Tsering, chief editor, Mon Tawang Vigilance.

At Daporijo: International Women’s Day was also celebrated with a daylong programme to create awareness among the womenfolk about their rights and responsibilities at Daporijo.

Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom while describing the role of women in a family and the development of society, appealed all to give respect to women and girl child. Where women are neglected that society or nation never make progress, he opined. The DC also stressed on education of their girl child and equal treatment to their children irrespective to their gender.

Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board, Chairperson Marina Nido emphasized on education of girl child. She said that women are the backbone of the society and they need to participate in every field of development in the society.

Highlighting some of problems faced by the women, Superintendent of Police Taru Gusar urged the women to fight for their rights and against the prevailing injustice in the society. He suggested that the women approach the law enforcing authority or legal authority while fighting for their rights instead of taking law in their hands.

One of the speakers Kakri G. Nyokar while describing the problem faced by various NGOs working for the poor and destitute appealed to extend cooperation by providing shelter house.

Earlier, a mass procession was taken out in the main thoroughfare of Daporijo township where thousands of women took part.

The programme was organized the initiative of Duma Yekar, Member, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women in collaboration with various NGOs here today. Correspondent

At Pasighat: Along with rest of the world, Pasighat also observed International Women’s Day today at Jawaharlal Nehru College in which women and girls students from JN College, DECTE, ICDS, DMO, General Hospital Pasighat and ABK East Siang WW activists participated actively. The programme was being organized by JN College Women Cell in collaboration with district ICDS cell and DMO, Pasighat and sponsored by Daying Ering College of Teacher’s Education, Pasighat.

While speaking on the importance of International Women’s Day, Ponung Ering Angu, Dy. Director ICDS, Pasighat highlighted the background of Women’s Day.

Dr. Priyanka Priyadarshani of JN College Women Cell also spoke at length about the initiative taken on this regard from JNC.

Dr. Runi Tasung as resource person gave an overview on ill effects of drugs and illicit substances. We need to bring changes in the society by avoiding all these illicit substances, she said. While ABK East Siang President Yalem Taga Burang spoke about importance of bringing down the gap between men and women as women today are no less powerful. JNC Women Cell Shulekha Bose also spoke at length about importance of reducing gap between men and women and the role of women in regulating the society.

Principal JN College Pasighat Tayek Talom while speaking on the occasion urge for giving more space to women. He said that if we don’t take women along in our society, we can never be a developed society. He also spoke on the importance of educating girls.



Women still struggling to find space: Ete

ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Women in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are trying very hard to make a place of their own by creating their new identity in the dominant patriarchal tribal society, said social activist Jarjum Ete.  She was delivering a Lecture entitled efforts of the tribal women of north east India towards political leadership: cases from patriarchal Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland in the Museum Popular Lecture Series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya on the occasion of International Women’s Day here at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Addressing the problems of women in Arunachal Pradesh Ete said that modern education is empowering the younger generation of Arunachalee women. However, even educated families from some  progressive communities prefer a higher secondary pass bride for their professionally qualified  sons to equally highly qualified girls of the same community. They think that highly educated girls are not easy to ‘mould’.

The tribal women of the state were not part of the decision making traditionally.

Ete further told that with the advent of Panchayati Raj 33 percent seats were reserved for the women in Arunachal after much resistance from the traditional patriarchal leadership in Arunachal Pradesh. After much lobbying with the council elders, the local administrators and political leaders, the first post 73rd Constitutional Amendment election took place in 2003 when 38.5% women got elected. In the subsequent elections, however, this percentage decreased.  The reason is present electoral policy which is money based and financial resources or economic authority is the prerogative of Patriarchal society. Only state sponsored election is solution to this problem. In first election of local body in Arunachal, men were reluctant to give representation to the women. But when it became mandatory then they got the tickets for their wives, daughter-in-laws, mothers and daughters, she said. Gradually things have changed. For decades ever since the introduction of electoral politics in the tribal state, women have been involved in canvassing in the election but after elections are over, they are restricted to domesticity. They are invited in the political ceremonies but only to present dances and songs and serve food and drinks. For women also the priority is their home. Today there are a few women representative in the assembly but they are from the ruling party so they cannot play a major role in the discussions, she added.

In Nagaland also the women representation in the local bodies is quite cosmetic. The patriarchal society in Nagaland is using powers given them in the sixth schedule to deny implementation of the 74th Constitutional Amendment in the urban municipal areas in the state and women’s right to reservation in the urban local bodies. The women in the Nagaland are fighting in the Supreme Court for their rights.

But even after so many difficulties it can be said that the women in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are fighting the patriarchal society for their rights and witnessing success to some extent.



Development eludes greater Mirem-Bilat area


PASIGHAT, Mar 8: The greater Mirem-Bilat area under Ruksin sub-division in East Siang district appears to have grown from some perspectives in the last decades but the real meaning of development is not yet encompassed the densely populated villages.

Basic amenities such as surface and telecommunications, banking and other basic facilities have eluded the area while the government offices of various development departments are not functioning properly.

Some leading citizens of the area allege that the villages of the area are still deprived from all weather road communication, telecommunications, banking facilities, while the rural farmers are suffering a lot in faming activities for want of facilities from agriculture and horticulture departments.

According to local villagers, a branch of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank was set up at Mirem village 15 years ago, which has been later shifted to other district due to unknown reason. The villagers with the people of adjoining Koyu-Korang area under Nari-Koyu constituency are forced to go either to Ruksin or Pasighat for financial dealings.

The 140-Km Mirem-Mikong-Ruksin (MMR) road, considered as life-line for the area, which connects rural areas of Bilat circle with Ruksin headquarters, is still in a pathetic condition. The worn-out road and weak bridges along the road are not yet renovated for the decades.

The villages located on hilly terrains have enormous scope for agriculture and allied sectors like horticulture, apiculture, pisciculture and animal farming, but due to lack of proper facilities and modern technologies, the farmers have to depend on natural factors. The farmers are yet to be familiar with modern agriculture technologies besides fishery technology, bamboo mission and medicinal plant board schemes.

Up-gradation of Bilat circle office to EAC headquarters, setting up of police out post, development of the only post office and establishment of a rural bank branch at Bilat are some of the long pending demands of the people. But the public demands remained unheard.

“We have been demanding to set up Police out-post, up-gradation of the CO office to EAC headquarters and posting of officers in various government departments. We have approached the local MLA, who has assured us of pursuing the demands with the state government” said Bilat Block ZPM Nei Taloh.



Farmers advised to adopt traditional knowledge to reduce effect of Climate Change

ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Papum Pare KVK Programme Coordinator Dr. Taba Heli advised the farmers to adopt the traditional knowledge system and sturdy indigenous crop varieties for reducing the effect of climate change.

Highlighting the effects of climate change on agriculture during an awareness cum training programme on “Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Right Act, 2001 at Laptap village under Sagalee sub- division on Thursday, Dr. Heli and stated that conserving indigenous traditional knowledge and preserving age-old traditional crop varieties is the need of the hour for achieving sustainable agriculture.

Highlighting the objectives and functioning of Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmer’s Right Act, 2001, Tadang Meena Dirchi, subject matter specialist (SMS), said that that the Act is being enacted by the Govt. of India under Ministry of Agriculture to establish an effective system for the protection of plant varieties, recognize and protect the right of farmers and breeders contribution in conserving, improving and making available plant genetic resources for the development of new varieties of plants. She also stated that the general function of the authority is the registration of new plant varieties and characterization, documentation, indexing, cataloging of farmers’ varieties.  

She encouraged the farmers to register their traditional varieties of rice (taba, ningkuri, amte, nabum etc) and maize (nyicha punya, pote, pulang etc) under this authority.

Another SMS Tilling Tabyo (Plant Protection) informed that the Govt. of India has notified 92 crop species for the purpose of registrations. The traditional varieties can be registered in the office of Deputy Registrar, PPV&FR Authority at Regional Branch office at Khanapara,  Guwahati.

The training was followed by distribution of woman friendly tool “Maize sheller” to participating farmers.

A live demo on shelling of maize was shown to farmers by the KVK team.

Altogether, 103 farmers belonging to different farmer’s club, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and members of Farmer’s Federation Sagalee sub-division attended the programmes.



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Create posts

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Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the Secretary and Director, Department of Veterinary and Animal husbandry department that the last time the post of Veterinary Officer was created was in 2011 and it’s already four years since graduate unemployed veterinarian are awaiting for the announcements of employment opportunities in the department.

Every year students are being sent for the BVSC course. Parents spend lakhs of money to get their child educated with a hope that one day they become a doctor, get job and look after them. The numbers of unemployed are only increasing.  Many VOs have retired and that apart, new districts have been created so there is ample opportunity for creation of jobs.  When we asked the department concerned regarding creation of posts for VOs, they said that department was going through fund crunch. But if that is the case, the government should not create posts in other department as well. The department is requested to look into our issues as well.


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Release stipend


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Through your esteemed daily, I would like to ask the Director of Higher and Technical Education to release stipend to Arunachal Community College, Itanagar. Though most of the colleges have already been given the stipend, our college is yet to receive any.  The authority should realise how costly it is for the poor students especially in the twin capital city to go to college by public transport, procure books and other necessary items. If the stipend is released, it will help us immensely to meet our daily expenses.


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Increase the stipend of the poor

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of concerned authority of higher and technical education and education minister Tapang Taloh to enhance the stipend amount of students which is very low in comparison to other states of India so that every student can study his/her choice of course without having to worry about financial problem. Because of low stipend amount many student who belong to poor family faces financial problem. The income of the parents of the every student applying for stipend should be checked. Those students whose parents have an income of Rs 4 lakh or more annually should not be entitled for stipend and more stipend amount should be given to students who come from poor family background.


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International women's day

Dear Editor,

A very happy and proud women's day to all the women around the world. Let this day be celebrated  for your strength and contribution to a family, society, country and to the humanity as a whole. I wish that every day IS celebrated as women's day, understanding and appreciating how important you are and how valuable is your contribution. Your patience, love and humble touch can never be replaced by any other. Be as a mother, a sister, a friend, a wife or as a good citizen, the radiance of your acts are praiseworthy.

Today women are more educated and more outspoken. They can speak for themselves and fight for their rights. This generation will be a revolution for feminism to grow; equal status and rights at par with men.  

It is sad to know that the crimes against women are at the rise. Some repeated incidences of heinous crimes are enough to rip apart the trust on men.  However, there are lot of good men out there who are fighting for you and your cause. We have witnessed that in Nirbhaya case when men took to the streets demanding for justice. It is time that men and women work together for a harmonious society to prevail. How can we hold water of life on a tilted plane of injustice against women?


Joram Aatum

New Delhi



Celebrate Holi with civility

Dear Editor,

Holi is increasingly turning into a dangerous occasion because of the barbaric way in which the erstwhile noble and divine festival of colours is getting "celebrated" presently. It seems "enjoyment" in Holi depends upon the nuisance the brutes can create in public spaces! These brutes do not hesitate a bit to sprinkle rubbish, paint, deadly colours or chemicals on the pedestrians or commuters in public transport causing serious accidents, eye injuries and even death as had been witnessed in 2013 in Bombay where a person got killed and seven injured after getting attacked by chilli mixed colour and falling off the running train. What a barbaric fashion to immerse in a festival!

Also, thanks to certain philistines and vested interests; Holi is increasingly getting branded as the day in which "licence" is issued to molest the womenfolk! In this sorry perspective, it is natural that women will get subjected to sexual atrocities in the name of "celebrating" Holi with them. Retaliation is bound to happen, thereby giving rise to untoward incidents in all corners of the country. Again the young boys and girls, who try to attain "modernity" by engaging in public display of affection, discard all sense of decency and civility during Holi and visually pollute the environment. Thus practically Holi has become synonymous with anarchy, violence, death, molestation, drinking, indecency and illness of all hues.

It is high time the concerned authorities should either order the public to celebrate Holi with civility or ban it absolutely.


Kajal Chatterjee,




Instilling hope

Dear Editor,

One salute the 61 year old woman from Chennai, a grandmother, who was well past her menopause had lent her womb to carry her grandchild, when she learnt that her daughter would be unable to conceive. This remarkable story shows the unconditional love & a strong bond between a mother and her loving daughter. The story of this strong-willed woman shows that the spirit of motherhood can overcome physiological limitations and overcome any challenge as the quote goes- “A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.”

I am sure this inspiring and extraordinary story will instil hope to many.



Chennai  87





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Continue the process

Off late state government has been naming series of institution and infrastructure projects in memory of the late political heavy weights of the state. Name of the late leaders like Jarbom Gamlin, Tomo Riba, Padi Yubbe, Kabang Borang etc will be enshrined in various government funded infrastructure projects. This new initiative of Nabam Tuki led government is refreshing and deserves appreciation. Government should continue this process in future too.

In our state most of the institutions, markets and important infrastructure projects have been named after Gandhi’s. Many believe that it is due to the influence of the years of Congress rule in the state. In order to please the central leadership, State Congress leaders made it a habit to name important institutions after Congress leaders like Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. Strangely most of the colonies in Itanagar have names like Niti Vihar, Chandranagar, Prem Nagar etc which sounds like any other mainland Indian colonies. Government of Arunachal should ponder the possibilities of changing names of these colonies and rename them as per the original indigenous name. Also those constructing roads across the state like Border Roads Organization (BRO) and State PWD should use local indigenous name to refer milestone. Such step will help to popularize the local area and also make them an important tourist attraction.