Growing influence of Chakmas in Lohit and Changlang continues unabated
ITANAGAR, May 27: The moment one enters Chakma refugee dominated area of Diyun, M-pen
and Kathan in Changlang and Lohit district, atmosphere gradually turns hostile.
Chakma’s who originally belongs to Chittagong hills, have turned these areas into
mini-Bangladesh and have started asserting their supremacy even challenging the law
of this country. Their disrespect for Indian law and human right violation committed
against local citizens finds no comparison.
Most of the Chakma’s has moved out of their designated camps and have massively encroached
reserve forest areas of Changlang and Lohit district. Their act has lead to the destruction
of many endangered forest species. Despite many eviction drive carried out by authorities,
they have not moved out of encroached land till date and are expanding their settlement
to new areas. In fact in the past whenever authorities tried to evict them, Chakma’s
had retorted to violent means to stop the drive.
“Once they had attacked forest officials and police while they were carrying out
eviction drive. Taking advantage of their ever increasing population, Chakmas always
resort to violent act when we try to evict them. Situation is very alarming and there
is urgent need for higher authorities to intervene, “told Range Forest Office of
Diyun. He went on to add, “They have destroyed 2649.47 hectare of forest land causing
heavy loss to the department in Diyun area. Every month they are spreading their
settlement to various reserve forest areas. If we don’t act now, it will be too late.”
In the recent years criminal act committed by Chakma refugee including murder and
kidnapping of Arunachalee citizen have manifold. There are 65 criminal cases recorded
against Chakma in Diyun police station alone. According to an estimate their population
is around 4 Lakh and this has made indigenous Singpho and Mishmi tribe’s minority
in their own land.
AAPSU Spokespersons cum chairman of Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, Tobom Dai, who had
just visited Chakma dominated area, expressed concern over this trend.
“This is a very dangerous sign. Our government need to act fast to contain their
increasing population or else a day may come when Chakma will become majority in
Arunachal,” says Tobom. Sense of fear created by Chakma in places like Diyun, M-Pen
and Kathan is quite shocking. “It is quite sad to see indigenous people being harassed
by Chakma refugees. Both central and state government need to come up with some action
to protect rights of Singpho and Mishmi tribes from atrocities commited by refugees,”
says Nabam Tamar , Vice-President (protocol) AAPSU, who is also vice-chairman of
Chakma-Hajong refugee issue.
Buddha Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour
ITANAGAR, May 27: Along with the rest of the world, the Buddhist community of Capital
Complex today celebrated the 2554th Buddha Jayanti in both Siddhartha Vihar Gonpa
and Theravada Buddhist Vihar Itanagar with religious fervour today.
It is the most sacred day for Buddhists as it not just marks the birth anniversary,
but also enlightenment and final Nirvana of Lord Buddha.
The celebration began with flag hoisting at both Siddhartha Vihar Gonpa and Theravada
Buddhist temple followed by religious procession with participation of hundreds of
Buddhist devotees which culminated at Siddhartha Vihar Gonpa.
The main focus of the celebration was religious discourse organised by the Itanagar
Buddha Purnima Celebration Committee-1020 which was enriched with presence of large
numbers of Monks and devotees. Discourse on Buddha’s preaching and philosopy presented
by Thinley Monpa, Ngawang Tashi Bapu, popularly known as Lama Tashi, who is also
the principal of Central Institute of Himalayan Culture and Study, West Kameng
and Ven Bante Arya Dhamma of Nalanda touched the souls of the devotees.
The ultimate goal of all religions is to attain Nirvana, observed Parliamentary Affairs,
power (electrical) and Tourism Minister Jarbom Gamlin, who was the chief guest of
Lauding the Buddhist community for spreading the message of peace and love throughout
the world, Gamlin said, all religions teach us to maintain peace and tranquility.
MLA Techi Kaso, the guest of honour, said the Buddha’s teaching of non-violence is
proved beneficial to not only the followers of Buddhism, it enlightened all the human
kind with its message of love to all creatures in the earthy world.
Besides the special invitee and DoTC chairman Yumsem Matey, MLAs Passing Dorjee Sona,
Jambey Tashi, former Minister Thupten Thempa were present on the occasion.
At Tezu: The members of the Tezu Buddhist society celebrated Buddha Jayanti with
a day long programme. The celebration started with hoisting of the world Buddhist
flag by Rev. Kumara monk at Chetawan Buddha Vihara at 7 am. This was followed by
religious ceremony and acceptance of Pancha Sheela by all devotees. The programme
ended in the evening with lighting of candles in the mandir complex.
Organizations questions lathi charge and firing at protestors
ITANAGAR, May 27: Even as the state is trying to piece together the shocking lathi
charge and firing on protestors at Pongging against 2700 MW Lower Siang project,
condemnation has poured in from all sections of the state.
Peoples' Party of Arunachal while condemning the attack said that movement of the
people should not be suppressed in such way. It seems that J. P Associates, has
only sole motive of earning money without having corporate responsibility toward
It said that Jaypee has no right to intimidate and create terror the State. If any
corporations have such evil designs for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, PPA would
lead the movement against them, it said, Jaypee and our Government should understand
the customary rights of indigenous people over their own resources, it added.
Lower Siang Dam Project Affected Youth Association also condemned yesterday’s incident.
The incident has exposed the vague and arbitrary administration of the state government,
Adi Students Union has termed the incident cowardice and example of insane administration.
Instead of protecting the citizens, the CRPF has resorted to beating them up, it
said while questioning whether East Siang district Administration and CRPF is stationed
in the area to protect the Jaypee Associates. If the people of the areas are do not
want the project, government should not force it.
Adi Baane Kebang, East Siang unit said that state government did not do anything
to address the concern of the people and questioned the administration and CRPF action.
It demanded the intervention of the Chief Minister and Home Minister and called for
institution of a high level enquiry committee.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has also questioned the lathi charge on the
protestors. It termed the incident as violation of human rights and called on the
state government to ensure that such action are not repeated.
All Nyishi Youth Association has condemned the incident. It said state government
has no right to curtail the democratic protest of the people.
Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union has held the state government responsible for
the incident at Pongging.
It further questioned the deployment of huge numbers of para military forces to defend
the power developers who are not accountable to the state government and the indigenous
communities. Without knowledge of the local people, the state government has signed
the MOA with power developers and received huge amount as upfront and processing
fee while adding that state government intends to dilute the racial identity of the
MHRD emphasize on urgent need protection of indigenous knowledge
Riba attends National Round Table
ITANAGAR, May 27: The first meeting of the national round table on preservation and
protection of indigenous knowledge and endangered Languages was held at Wednesday
at the Ministry of Human Resources Development’s office with the Minister Kapil Sibal
as the chair.
Expressing grave concern and emphasizing on the need for urgent steps for preservation
and protection of indigenous knowledge, the Minister HRD called upon the members
to evolve a road map on tangible action that need to be taken up.
He also emphasized that the agenda for such an approach should be inclusive and also
take the state government as partners in this endeavour. He assured MHRD’s support
in this regard.
Cultural activist and Executive Director Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation
Moji Riba, the lone member from the entire north east region participated in the
meeting and reflected the region’s concern and measures that need to be taken up
on an urgent basis.
While participating in the deliberation, Riba underlined the importance of bringing
on board the younger generation in any endeavor. He pointed out that the best way
to preserve any knowledge system or any language is to encourage its use in everyday
The roundtable with 22 specialists from across the country has been constituted by
the MHRD to address the challenges that have arisen in the preservation and protection
of the indigenous knowledge system in the country.
The term of reference of the roundtable is to review the nature and extent of threat
faced by different endangered languages spoken and to identify the causes of threat
and recommend changes and modifications in the existing strategies.
The round table is to recommend strategies to ensure Inter-language comparability
at all levels of education, suggest measures to ensure that the constitutional obligation
of imparting instructions at primary level in the mother tongue of the child is fulfilled
and examine relevance of traditional and indigenous knowledge for the education system
and explore avenues to link the oral traditional knowledge with the mainstream education
system and or knowledge banking systems.
When People first govt looks the other way
The unmindful firing and lathi charge on innocent villagers protesting takeover of
their ancestral home land, once again brings to the fore the debate on people’s right
versus government’s ideas on developments.
The horrendous firing and lathi charge at villagers of Pongging who do not want a
2700 MW power project in their area is not only a shame on the state but a big question
mark on the Congress government.
The People’s First Government did not think twice before allowing the CRPF to beat
up, throw tear gas and fire on air to disburse the citizens who do not want their
resources taken away.
Otherwise how would one possibly explain the lathi charge and firing?
The East Siang district administration had already warned that it would take action
if anyone dare take law into their hands. However, it did not explain what it exactly
meant by taking law into hand. If protest by hundreds of men and women against a
power project means taking law into their hands, the Administration handled it with
apt and accuracy never seen anywhere else in the state.
There has been no debate so far on Hydro power projects in the state. Successive
governments in the state just made sure that MOAs and MOUs were and are signed to
take the state out of its present penury.
Once the projects are inked, it’s on the power developers to take it forward. Coercion
in the name of development follows. Roads, schools, hospitals and financial help
Unfortunately, not all villagers buy it. However going by the use of force currently
being applied, villagers might ultimately have to make away. The cries of human rights
violation do not make sense when powerful corporate houses are backed by the state.
One instance is 3000 MW Dibang project. The citizens stopped at least ten public
hearings but it did not stop the NHPC from going ahead with the project. Though the
construction is yet to take off, the so called social corporate responsibility is
in full swing.
The 2700 MW project has been in news for quite some time for all the wrong reasons.
First undertaken by the NHPC, in the course of time, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
decided to execute the project through private developers and allocated it to M/s
Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. vide Memorandum of Agreement dated 22.02.2006 on Build,
Own, Operate and Transfer basis for forty years after its commissioning.
This was not the end the Jaiprakash Associates Ltd pushed its way through.
It was only after the intervention of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, the
proposed public hearing was called off by Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control
Board as the scope was raised clandestinely from 2205 to 2700 MW.
According to information available on government websites, the project spread across
three Siang district will directly affect 32 villages due to the various components
like dam, colony, camp areas, and submergence. Some of the villages set to be affected
are Bodak, Ayeng, Rengging, Rottung, Babuk, Kebang (Radha), Pangin, Pangin H.Q,
Sissen, Pangi, Komsing(Karo), Komsing(Kumku), Yeksi, Lokpeng, Tarak, Koreng, Boleng,
Lileng, Rengo, Parong, Jeru, Pongging, Silli, Pessing, Biri, Jomlo Mongku, Jomlo
Mobuk, Pangkeng, Logum Jini.
According to preliminary studies, total population of affected villages is 12776
and nearly 15000 are expected to come from the outside of region, which is more than
that of affected villages.
In such a situation, it’s just a matter of time people starts questioning.
Instead of resorting to use of force and bulldozing its way, government should at
least make an effort to educate and seek consensus.
But it’s unlikely, given the fact that government is yet to come out with any sort
of clarification on whole lathi charge and firing incident at Pongging. People first
Revamp intelligence network: BJP
ITANAGAR, May 27: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh expresses concern
over easy access of foreigners in Arunachal Pradesh.
The reported access by a Chinese to Arunachal Pradesh has revealed the poor security
preparedness at the most sensitive international border areas. It has created a fear
psychosis in the minds of local populations, particularly in border areas, the party
said while adding that the influx of underground outfits of the neighbouring states
and use of virgin forests and mountains of the state by such elements as their
safe heaven also has created concern. There has to be proper system of confidence
building measures between the local populations, Administration units and security
forces in order to build smooth border management. The party demanded both state
and Central Govts revamp intelligence networks, strengthen security and administration
in border areas immediately. The party also said that local person who was instrumental
in arresting the suspected spy be rewarded.
Abiogenesis to perform in Myanmar
ITANAGAR, May 27: Abiogenesis, a contemporary music band from the North East will
perform in Myanmar as part of the ongoing initiative of the Ministry of Development
of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to promote cultural exchange programmes between the
North East and South East Asian Countries. The band will perform in Yangon and in
Mandalay. The visit of the group is being co-organized by Indian Council of Cultural
Relations & the Government of Myanmar.
Bijoy Krishna Handique, Minister of Mines & DoNER had last year, declared the initiative
of youth promotion in the North Eastern region through sports, music and culture
pursuant to which the cultural exchange programme was launched.
In the month of December 2009, a cultural troupe from Myanmar visited Kohima, Imphal
and Guwahati. The visit of this troupe was coordinated by the North Eastern Council
and organized by Ministry of DoNER.
In another development following a meeting between Handique and the Ambassador of
Myanmar, U Kyi Thein, in New Delhi on 26th May 2010, it was decided that two more
music troupes from the states of Nagaland and Manipur will be sent to Myanmar in
It is hoped that these developments would go a long way in pursuit of Look East Policy
of the Central Government.
Moh Mol celebrated at Kharsang
Pinna Kitnal Muklom
MIAO, May 27: The Moh Mol festival was celebrated at Kharsang Mol ground by the Muklom
community from May 25 to 26 last.
Miao ADC T Mara attending the function as chief guest called upon all to preserve
the rich culture and traditions. While wishing the community on the occasion, Mara
said that a traditional practice needs to be maintained. He also offered prayed to
the almighty for the well being and peace of the community.
Kharsang CO A J Lungphi urged the elders of the community to passes down the rich
culture and traditions to the younger generations.
Changlang district ZPM chairperson J Jugli, Geo-Enpro Petroleum Ltd General Manager
Naveen Kumar, DCC president Sethai Sena, ASM chairperson Jawkhong Singpho besides
other dignitaries also attended the festival.
Thieves uses SIRD vehicle for a drive
ITANAGAR, May 27: A Bolero vehicle belonging to State Institute of Rural Development
was stolen at about 1.30 AM today breaking the main gate which was double locked.
Police patrolling team led by SI N Angu suspecting foul play chased the car unsuccessfully
as the vehicle ran short of petrol!
The car has been recovered from Jully road by this morning by by the Police and Director
SIRD and his team.
An unconfirmed source said that the thieves entered the vehicle by removing window
glass and used a screw driver to ignite it.
Arunachal team at Dr. BC Roy Trophy
ITANAGAR, May 27: Arunachal Pradesh has been pitted in Cluster IV along with Uttarakhand,
Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand at 47th Junior National Football Championship for Dr.
BC Roy Trophy 2010-11. Arunachal Pradesh will open their tournament campaign with
a match against Jharkhand on June six, according to All India Football Federation
The participating teams are divided into seven clusters of four teams with winners
from each cluster and the second best team qualifying for the quarter-final round.
Altogether 27 teams are participating in the tournament which kicks off on June five
next in Kolkata. The final would be held on June 27.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association informed that the 20-member Arunachal
squad will leave here for Kolkata on June one. The team is sponsored by M/s Apik
Construction & Mining and Sports Authority of Arunachal.
Make use of self employment schemes: Sena
Changlang, May 27: Minister of Finance Setong Sena urged the unemployed youth to
avail various schemes for self employment provided by the govnermnt instead of looking
forward for very limited government jobs. He also appealed to the misguided youth
to avail such opportunity.
He said this while inaugurating a newly constructed Government Sales Emporium & Workshop-cum-Training
centre at Nampong under DoTC and BADP funding on May 25.
Sena lauded the Textile and Handicraft Department, Changlang for organising training
programme under different development schemes for last three years and hoped that
the department would work with same spirit in future.
The minister said that the district being rich in traditional Handloom and Handicraft,
has great potential for growth of village and rural cottage based industry.
During his day long programme, he also attended Awareness Camp-cum-High Skill Development
Training-cum-Production Programme for unemployed youth for self-employment on Weaving,
knitting, Tailoring & Carpet making.
Earlier, ADTH, Changlang J P Bora informed that the main objective of the training
is to make the trainees self-sustainable through Skill-upgradation in different
fields of handicraft and in producing diversified products with improved quality.
ADC, Jairampur M Roy also spoke on the occasion.(DIPRO)
Pongging incident is a big blotch on Arunachal
It is very unfortunate to hear about the yesterday's incident at Pongging where a
group of CRPF personnel started lathi-charging the villagers which were agitating
peacefully, injuring four persons. They also resorted to firing blank shots and used
tear gas to disperse off the naïve villagers. We all know about the numbers of Hydro
power project which is blooming in our state and most of which are under construction
by hurting the very sentiment of local peoples and state as a whole. As a responsible
citizen of the state and the dweller of Project affected area I am in dilemma to
response the very discriminating act of the govt. We all are aware of the various
developmental activities undertaken by the govt. which are really very appraisable
but when it comes to hydro power developmental activities, it is non-negotiable as
they have touched the sentiment of peoples by signing memorandum with various power
corporation without consulting the responsible citizen of the project affected areas.
First they sold out and now again bargain and forcefully grasping our land.
Our constitution has given us the right to fight against exploitation and we have
every liberty to protect us from any kinds of intruders and exploitation.
The movement like Silent valley project in the late 1970 which stirred up a hornet’s
nest in the India's first major environment versus development's controversy. Those
promoting the project claimed that it would produce 240 MW of power, irrigate 10,000
hectares of land and provide over 2000 jobs. But they in real forgot to tell the
people about the real consequences after the project is over as the project deemed
to destroy the pristine valley, threatening about 900 species of flowering plants
and ferns and several endangered species of animals and birds- destroying ecological
heritage. And to save the beautiful valley from degradation several imminent environmentalists
have taken up the matter, fought against to save the valley and millions of life
around the valley.
The Tehri Dam Project (Uttar Pradesh), the projects is supposed to generate 2,400
MW of electricity, create irrigation facilities for 270,000 hectares of land, and
create a supply of 500 cusecs of water to New Delhi. But the power developer doesn’t
argue with the very eminent impact of the project which includes-submerge of nearly
100 villages, including Tehri, a historical capital.
Even though they may give us relief and rehabilitation, they will not be in position
to guarantee us a safe future. I can imagine how the impact would be if there’s any
dam built in the Siang River.
I have personally experienced the bitterness of damages caused by mighty river Siang
during 2000, which came with a magnitude never ever recorded in the history affecting
more than 50,000 people in only one day and cutting off from rest of the country.
Besides these, it had caused severe damages to farmland (siltation), flora and fauna,
with several lost of human life as well. As a matter of fact not only Pongging, Jeru
etc. but whole of the lower riverine areas including Pasighat, Mebo, Berung, Rani,
Sika-Tode, Sika-Bamin, Oyan, Tero-mail, Jampaani, D.Ering Wildlife Sanctuary etc,
will become major loser in any consequences leading to dam damage. So, it is an earnest
request to the apex organization and senior citizen as a whole to fight against the
treat. We respect every developmental activity taken by the govt. or any organization
but that should be based on the benefits for the peoples.
Tasong Mingki, (on email)
It is very upsetting to hear the CRPF personnel's firing incident on the local people
regarding the dam protest which is their individual right. The Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh is really a Govt. made up of very greedy leaders. These leaders should respect
and protect the people’s right, their interest and their indigenous lands.
Moreover the Govt. of Assam has already encroached a lot of land belonging to Arunachal
Pradesh, but these leaders of Arunachal have a blind eye towards the matter.
The Mopin Ground of Likabali has been turned into a Police training centre with concrete
structures. The Arunachal Govt. is waiting for the High Court verdict as the area
falls under disputed area, for A.P. Govt. But the Assam counterpart has already constructed
permanent structures and still encroaching the areas from the hill side of Likabali.
Repeated appeal from a lot of organizations to erect a subsidiary gate at Likabali
is also not responded till date. They should learn from Nagaland and Meghalaya. But
no our leaders have time, because they are engaged in further planning to earn more
from different schemes from the Centre and other sources.
Our people may starve to death and become the minority in our own land but it is
not their concern.
When there is issue of China building Dams on Brahamaputra, our Govt. is very serious
about the future downstream impacts. Rather than implementing police atrocities on
our own dear ones, why not the state government worry about the Hydro projects that’s
coming up all over within the state.
Is this a forceful method of disguising the realities of the Govt. and the power
Corps? We are deprived of our lands from the Govt. of Assam and Arunachal. God help
Naharlagun (on email)
The inhuman act of lathi-charge and firing at unprovoked and unarmed villager at
Pongging Village by the CRPF/Police on behest of corporate people is abysmally condemnable.
The treatment meted out to villager like rats, even not sparing the modesty of the
women, chasing and beating women till the women is nude, is unacceptable. The villager
was treated like refugees in their own land. It is a harbinger of how indigenous
people will be treated in future after by company people after firmly footed in Arunchal
Pradesh by money power through subservient state government.
Pongging incident shows that the State government doesn’t want to listen to people’s
grievances. It seems the government just wants to dictate their own term on the people.
Government does not care for suffering and pain of more than 30 villages which
will be submerged if the proposed HE mega dam is constructed. The government never
heeds to pulse of the people living in the area before sign the MOUs/MOAs with
profit minded company, Never listen to own people hues and cry, rather more eager
to trash the villager like animal on behest of the Company whenever people try to
ventilate their pain they foresee. Doubt comes in mind, whether we are governed by
corporate people or by our own elected representative.
People has the right to protest as they will lose their hard earned and ancestral
property which cost thousands of years to acquire and they are going to lose it
forever because of the whimsical policy of the government. Mega dam will be a swap
of ecological disaster, there will be destruction of ecosystems for rehabilitation
of effected people, due to submerging by water, for settlement of labourer forces,
for building of machinery, houses and road to bring necessary equipments. It will
be like a Damocles’ sword on the people of entire Siang region. Siang River comes
under the sensitive earthquake zone-V. If earthquake of 1950’s magnitude occur there
will be unimaginable disaster. It could be point of play by the Chinese like intentional
blockade and release of water that may cause havoc and it may be soft target for
enemy and terrorist. If such disaster occurs in the future, people of the region
will be the victim. The visionary people of Siang region can foresee such eventualities
and this is the reason people are against the Mega dam. But whenever people try to
tell the government, people are subdued with forces.
I, appeal to government to rethink over the project which stir up widespread protest
before the thing becomes worse and constitute a High level judicial committee to
investigate and to find the officials responsible and to suspend the official responsible
for the unfortunate incident.
Department of zoology
RGU (on Email)
The recent assault on the common peoples at Pongging village is totally uncalled
History is the evidence that when any government try to harass people and impose
their will against their genuine demand and right, that govt. will not last longer.
It seems like present Arunachal government is trying to suppress everyone who raise
voice against them.
Therefore, we appeal the state govt. to look back its policies again about Lower
Siang dam and listen to the grievances and problem of the peoples without imposing
their project forcefully.
The recent brutal attack by C.R.P.F on the innocent womens, children and villagers
at Pongging village is an inhuman behaviour meted on the common people. The people
gathered at Pongging village to show their protest against the dam, is a democratic
right of every citizen. They have every right to show their protest democratically
as they are going to lose their land, forests and livelihood if project come up.
Why the authority was so harsh on them?
Instead of listening to the grievances and problem of the common people, the JP Associates
facilitated by state government come out to beat the innocent people using central
and state police force.
If the project effected peoples are agreed to the proposed dam then there will be
no issue as it will certainly brings some development with it. But in this case,
people are object to the proposed dam. In such a situation, why government is trying
to impose the project on them forcefully?
Moreover, if these can happen at Siang belt, certainly, it can happen in any part
of Arunachal. The need of the hour is to stand together to fight against these
dictatorship meted on the common people.
Therefore, I would like to appeal AAPSU, AdiSU, intellectual peoples and legislators
to raise voice against the autocracy done to the common peoples.
Mumbai (on email)
RBCC wins twenty20 tournament
ITANAGAR, May 27: A Twenty20 Cricket tournament was organized by ‘C’ Sector Gandhi
Market Youth Association from May 15 to 26 last. RBCC team won the tournament defeating
Friendship Club by nine wicket in the final and pocketed prize money Rs.20,000 along
with a trophy. The runners up team was given Rs.10,000. The ‘discipline team’ award
went to Mc. Mohan Club.
Baming Rahu of RBCC, Mr Sarma of DCC were adjudged the man of the match and man of
the series respectively while Baming Raju of RBCC became the highest wicket taker,
according to organizing committee.
Committee calls for stoppage of survey work
ITANAGAR, May 27: Subansiri Middle Power Project Local Implementation Committee in
a letter to Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri District appealed for stoppage of
survey, investigation and renovation works of old NHPC buildings located at Tamen,
Gaa and old Ziro immediately.
The committee claimed that the MoU was signed between government of Arunachal Pradesh
and M/s Jindal Power Limited without proper consent of the immediate affected people.
It further said that, no office and transits camp shall be allowed to establish at
Tamen, Gaa, Boasimla and Ziro-Hapoli without proper agreement between the Company
and the Committee. It further added that though the committee is not opposed to appointment
of three engineers from outside of the project affected area, the unemployed graduate
and diploma engineers of the area are being deprived of job opportunities.
Mahila Congress convenors meet held
ITANAGAR, May 27: The National level meeting of the various women wings and NGOs
under the Mahila Congress was held at New on May 22 last.
A delegation of the conveners of various cells of the Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress
Committee including Techi Dumsap, media cell, Mai Modi, Mahila NGO cell, Golo Yaki,
legal cell, Chera Mekia, Mahila Women Help line cell, Tok Yako of Mahila Kishan Cell
participated in the meeting.
Some of the important decisions taken in the meeting were formation of NGO network,
monitoring committee with involvement of NGOs to monitor the implementation of both
central and state level schemes, and mass awareness on various girl centric schemes
The meeting also expressed concern over the child trafficking and increasing child
labour across the country and urged the state NGOs to organise health camp, especially
for girl child and women.
Nehru’s death anniversary observed
ITANAGAR, May 27: National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Arunachal Pradesh state
unit today observed the 46th death anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as a part
of the year-long programme of 125 years of Indian National Congress at Rajiv Gandhi
Congress Bhawan here today.
The members present observed two-minute silence and paid floral tribute to the
portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru.
The chief guest of the function and APA&MP chairman Passang Dorjee Sona recalled
the crucial role of Nehruji in country’s freedom struggle. Highlighting the contribution
of Nehru as first Prime Minister of Independent India, he said Nehru was the architect
of modern India and committed to elimination of poverty, all round upliftment of
the downtrodden. Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundations of a strong and united India
and promoted the cause of world peace through the principles of Pansheel and non-align
movement, he added.
NSUI state unit president Kafa Bagang, said, the people of Arunachal Pradesh always
remembered Nehru’s special love and affection for the people of North East region,
especially Arunachal Pradesh. He appealed the people to follow the principles
of Nehru and make his dream of a prosperous and modern India a reality.
Among others, Yumsem Matey, DoTC chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati
Raj Sangathan chairperson Jarjum Ete also spoke on the occasion.
APCC general secretary cum chairman of Coordination committee for celebration of
125th years of Indian National Congress Minkiir Lollen, APCC Media department chairman
cum convenor, coordination committee Thupten Tempa, APCC secretary B C Tok and senior
party leader were also present on the occaison.
NSUI team also distributed fruits to the students of Donyi-Polo Hearing Impaired
school, to mark the day.
SBWC election held in style
ITANAGAR, May 27: Techi Heli was declared elected uncontested as chairman of Sagalee
Bazaar Welfare Committee (SBWC)-2010. Taba Tada emerged winner in a triangular fight
for the post of general secretary by defeating his nearest rival Deba Hali by 27
votes, according to an official release. The elected chairman and general secretary
will select the executive members of the SBWC.
However, the election was held not before the three month long hectic exercise by
the CO Likha Sampu, the returning officer (RO) of the election, and his team as
there was no record of shop list and conduct of election earlier. Another positive
outcome of the election was that all the 229 shops of Sagalee have now valid trading
The SBWC lauded the ADC Obang Dai for successful conduct of the election.
Development chairman appointed
ITANAGAR, May 27: Raga MLA Nido Pavitra, who is also parliamentary secretary, coop,
health and family welfare has appointed Nido Tagom as development chairman of Raga
constituency to coordinate with MLA in implementation of development schemes and
look after the administrative affairs/local issues.
Meanwhile, Tagom sought the cooperation of all Govt officials, panchayat leaders
and general public in streamlining the working system and implementation of Govt
schemes. He also appealed the Govt for immediate posting of cirlcle officers at Dollungmukh
and Kamporijo. Both the circles are functioning without COs for last many years,
Houses gutted in fire
ITANAGAR, May 27: Three dwelling houses were damaged in a devastating fire in Langrik
village under Sangram circle on May 23 last. Altogether six families lost their
valuable properties in the fire mishap that broke out at around 10.30 pm, All Sangram
Area Youth Welfre Association (ASAYWA) president Takio Taguk said in a release.
The Association appealed the district administration to grant financial assistant
and provide relief to the fire victims immediately.
Karate coaching camp
ITANAGAR, May 27: All India Karate-Do-Federation (AIKF) ‘Coaching Camp cum Grading
Test Examination’ will be held at Sports Authority of India’s Special Area Game centre
at Naharlagun from June 19. Officials and technical experts from AIKF will conduct
the programme, according to Arunachal Karate Do Association release.
AdiSU questions CM secretariat’s clarification
ITANAGAR: A day after the Chief Minister’s Secretariat clarified that there was no
plans by Dorjee Khandu to visit Pangin Bolleng area on May 28, Adi Students Union
has challenged the authenticity of the claim. It said that official circulars were
dispatched to the heads of the departments, PR leaders and Goan Burahs of Pangin-Boleng
area regarding the visit of the CM and his colleagues via circular number Pong/VIP-443/010
dated May 26 from the office of the EAC Pangin.
Israle Perme, the general secretary of the AdiSU questioning the credibility of the
government wanted to know why the government is so secretive about the whole issue.
ITANAGAR, May 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labours’ Union condoled
the demise of Romik Tari, who died on May 25 after prolonged illness.
He was working as casual labour in the Power Department, Chimpu Sub-Division, Itanagar
and is survived by two sons and four daughters.
It prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.