ITANAGAR, May 2: The 2256th Buddha Jayanti will be celebrated with religious fervor
and gaiety at Thuptan Ga-Tsaling (Gonpa), Siddharth Vihar and Theravada Buddhist
Vihara, Vivek Vihar on May 6.
Thousands of Buddhist devotees are expected to participate in the celebration.
The devotees will also take out a religious procession from Siddharth Vihar to Theravada
Buddhist Vihara early in the morning to mark the celebration. This would be followed
by prayer for world peace and discourse on life of Buddha and his teachings at Theravada
No stipend to students of unrecognized institutions
ITANAGAR, May 2: The students studying in unrecognized institutions and courses are
not eligible for award of the state Govt’s stipend, said higher and technical education
directorate in a release today.
The directorate cautioned all the stakeholders, especially the students and their
parents not to be misled by the advertisements issued by some universities and institutions.
The claims of some of the universities/institutions as recognized/affiliated may
not always be correct, the release said. Parents are requested to verify the authenticity
of such institutions through the official websites of various statutory bodies before
getting admission to their children, the release added.
DM’s prohibitory order
ITANAGAR, May 2: The District Magistrate (DM), Itanagar Capital Complex, in an order,
prohibited movement of any type of vehicle through the road passing near Police and
Fire Stations, Naharlagun with immediate effect.
The district administration has verified the complaint lodged by the Naharlagun OC
and found it genuine that movement of vehicle through the road has been obstructing
and creating problem in easy mobility of vehicles of the fire brigade and police
during emergency, the order said. The DM, in another order also banned sale, display
and storage of masks with tag in Itanagar Capital Complex by shopkeepers.
This ban has been imposed following reports of crimes by some anti-social elements
by putting mask as camouflage in and around Itanagar Capital Complex.
Contractors serve ultimatum
ITANAGAR, May 2: The contractors for construction of road from Yazali to Mengio under
RIDF XIV and Jop to Silsango under NLCPR, have served an ultimatum to the PWD central
zone to release outstanding dues of the genuine contractors within 20 days.
The Contractors Welfare Committee (CWC) of the above mentioned roads, claimed that
though the then PWD Yazali division reached an agreement with local contractors on
March 31 for release of outstanding dues within April 25, but the contractors are
still running from pillar to post for their dues.
The contractors threatened to occupy the PWD properties if their demand is not fulfilled
within given time. Earlier, the contractors, in a representation, appealed to the
PWD Minister to direct the authority concerned to release the outstanding dues of
the genuine contractors in the first week of April.
Society calls for up-gradation of ME school Tato
ITANAGAR, May 02: Claiming that government middle school Tato has been lying unattended
by the government; Boh-Aao Welfare Society today urged the government to upgrade
the school from existing middle school into secondary from the next academic session.
Society said that despite repeated pleas and representations from many quarters
for the up-gradation of the school, the authority concerned have not responded yet.
It said that up-gradation of school would enable children from humble background
to study up to secondary level. It also appealed to its local MLA to take up the
matter with concerned authority.
Vaccination cum awareness camp at Etalin
Anini, May 2: Vaccination cum awareness camp on Swine Fever disease was organized
by District Veterinary Office team at Etalin block led.
The programme was inaugurated by Zilla Chairperson Empi Meya.
Swine fever is a viral diseases caused by virus and it is contagious disease. The
disease can be prevented only through vaccination in proper time, said Veterinary
Officer Dr. Lige Basar in a message.
Altogether 70 farmers took the advantages of the camp. The team also distributed
the medicines and injections to prevent the further spread of disease.
‘BWC is working for its member’
ITANAGAR, May 2: Bazar Welfare Committee (BWC), Naharlagun appealed All Capital Complex
Unemployed Youth Association not to interfere in the affairs of business community
as BWC works for the interest of its members only.
The present executive committee of BWC is working hard for the betterment of not
only the business community but also citizens of Naharlagun township with active
cooperation with the capital administration, BWC in a release said.
It suggested the Association to approach the authorities concerned for availing
any facility and opportunity as BWC was not appropriate authority to solve unemployment
problem of educated youths.
Night watchman’s death condoled
ITANAGAR, May 2: The officers and staff of General Manager, State Transport Services,
Naharlagun condoled the death of night watchman of its Karsingsa workshop Tame Sorang
on April 28. They also conveyed their heartfelt condolence to bereaved family and
prayed for his eternal peace.
NMWC urges CA to protect burial ground
ITANAGAR, May 2: Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) urged the Capital Administration
(CA) to protect and preserve the Rajdhani Rajghat (burial ground) located at Nirjuli
It is seen that the shed and boundary wall had been completely damaged and CGI sheets
taken away by the land encroachers who are now busy in distribution of the plot of
land among themselves, NMWC alleged in a release.
The government had created the burial ground by expending huge amount and rampant
destruction by few people for their selfish gain is not acceptable by anyone of the
society, it said and appealed to the capital administration including the police
to keep proper and strict vigil on the burial ground and arrest the culprits so that
Rajghat could be saved from further encroachment.
It also appealed to the concern department to sanction sufficient fund immediately
for construction of proper link road to the ground so that it could be utilized by
one and all.
Legal awareness camp
ITANAGAR, May 2: A total of 18 crime cases against women and girls were registered
in Ziro Police station during the past three years out of which charge sheets have
been filed against most of the cases and few are under investigation.
It was informed by Officer in-Charge of Ziro Police Station Tapo Techi during a
legal awareness on women and girl organized under National Commission for Women by
‘Home Society’ in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority, Ziro, on
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women Gumri Ringu explained the participants
in details about procedures of approaching the Commission for lodging any complaints
and actions to be taken.
MN Bharali, senior advocate highlighted the rights and privilege of women and girls
in the society.
Raga CDPO Kena Taka spoke about protection of women from domestic violence under
the relevant Act.
The programme was attended by DC in-charge of Lower Subansiri, Raga ADC, women organization
groups and heads of various departments.
Vantage Point Cafe inaugurated: Sona
ITANAGAR, May 2: Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Pasang Dorjee Sona this evening
inaugurated the newly renovated TT Bar-Cum-Restaurant in presence of Parliamentary
Secretary for Sports and Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang during a simple but impressive
function at Vantage Point Cafe, Six Mile, Itanagar.
Among the other guests present on the occasion were Thrizino-Buragaon MLA Kumsi
Sidisow, Director Tourism and Capital Complex Superintendent of police. The state
tourism department owned, ‘Vantage Point Cafe’, located along the NH52 between Itanagar
and Naharlagun is given on lease to a private firm. Situated far away from maddening
rush, Vantage point Café offers chance to the visitors to relax in the best ambience.
The café is being run by local tribal resident and offers delicious cuisines at reasonable
ITANAGAR, May 2: Philip Modi, an Assistant Professor at Rajiv Gandhi University,
is being awarded Ph.D degree in Commerce discipline by the university. The title
of his thesis is ‘Ginger Cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh and its Economic Contribution
- a Study on Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit Districts’.
He has more than 55 research publications in many journals and also presented papers
in more than 42 national and international seminar and conferences.
Personality development prog
ITANAGAR, May 2: The Centre for Management Studies (CMS) of North Eastern Regional
Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) is organizing three days Faculty Development
Programme on ‘Personality Development’ at Institute’s seminar from May 7. This programme
aims at studying different aspects of personality and to suggest necessary personality
The programme is sponsored by NERIST Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme
(TEQIP) under the aegis of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and World
Bank. The resource persons from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim and
several faculties from different departments of the institute are expected to participate
May Day celebration
ITANAGAR, May 2: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union, Changlang District Unit celebrated
May Day yesterday at Changlang.
ZPM John Jugli, IFCSAP Vice President N Changmi, Arunachal Youth Congress, Eastern
Parliamentary President James Jugli, Labour Officer B Nyorak, Zonal Secretary, Eastern
Zone (AAPWU) Sanu Tamang addressed the gathering on the occasion.
Besides meeting and cultural programme, a mass rally was also conducted in within
Centre assures more DIETS and BLTEIs
ITANAGAR, May 2: Centre today assured more DIETS and Block Level Teacher Education
Institution (BLTEIs) in Arunachal Pradesh.
More DIETS and Block Level Teacher Education Institution (BLTEIs) would be established
in Arunachal Pradesh very soon to address the problem of untrained and under-qualified
teachers, Anshu Vaish, Secretary in Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry assured
Education Minister Bosiram Siram in New Delhi today. On the issue of granting recognition
to the private B.Ed. Colleges of different locations of Arunachal Pradesh such as
Siang Royal Academy, Pasighat, Teacher Training College, Aalo, Puri Symbiosis College,
Naharlagun and M T H College, Ziro, Siram, who who called Vaish in New Delhi today
sought the MHRD’s help to enable four pending B.Ed. Collages to start courses from
the session 2012-13 for which MHRD confirmed to initiate action at an earliest.
During the course of discussion the Union Secretary appreciated the initiative of
State Govt, the Education Department for successful implementation of all national
flagship programmes, such as RMSA, MDM, ICT, Sakshar Bharat Mission etc.
Siram praised MHRD's generous support to Arunachal Pradesh for all-round development
of education sector especially for successful completion of Project Approval Board
(PAB) meetings for SSA-RTE programme 2012-13.
MHRD granted special consideration to Arunachal Pradesh to tune up the education
of the state at par with national level.
He acknowledged the approach of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for extending all supports
as well as taking prompt action for making strategy with the help of finance department
for clearance of state matching share in phase wise manner to avoid delay in quality
delivery of services as well as release of centre share against national flagship
programmes of education department. The departmental initiative for working out the
modality to meet up state matching share was also discussed.
Siram also called on Amita Kaul, Additional Secretary MHRD.
Sangeet Dubey, DRC and D K Chaturvedi, OSD (Education) accompanied Tuki.
AAPPTF takes up the cause of DTO offices
ITANAGAR, May 2: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) led by
its president Takar Goi met Transport and Cooperation Minister Jarkar Gamlin at his
The Team apprised the minister about the grievances of District Transport Officers
(DTOs) and the general public.
The AAPPTF members said that the present nine DTOs of the state are playing important
role in collection and generation of revenue for the state exchequer running into
crores of amounts.
But, the DTO offices in the state are ill-equipped and there is shortage of basic
amenities and staff, due to which DTOs are not in a position to discharge their function
It further said that in 2008-09 Mahindra Bolero were allotted to each and every DTOs
but the Mahindra Bolero meant for DTOs are being used in the Directorate Office,
The team appealed to the minister to look into the matter seriously and initiate
necessary step to provide vehicle to every DTO for better execution of assigned duties
in the hilly mountain terrain region of the state. They also urged the Minister
to conduct state transport authority (STA) meeting and review the 12.5% Value Added
Tax (VAT) immediately.
It said that due to high tax rate many vehicles are being registered in Assam resulting
loss to state exchequer.
Meanwhile, General Secretary Dobing Sonam demanded creation of posts for separate
deputy director for eastern and western Arunachal.
He further said that the life expectancy of vehicles in state is very low as compared
to other states, and hence, charging road tax for a long period is ‘unreasonable’.
It urged the authorities concerned to reduce the subscription period to seven years
He appealed to the Chief Minister and the Minister Transport and Cooperation to fulfill
the AAPPTF’s demands immediately and provide vehicles and necessary office stationery
to each DTO within this financial year, adding that, if their demands are not fulfilled
within the stipulated time, AAPPTF will launch movement against the government.
When contacted many DTOs also appealed to the higher authority to provide the allotted
office vehicles and necessary office stationeries immediately for better execution
Meanwhile, Gamlin assured to take up necessary step into the demands put forward
by AAPPTF members.
The meeting was attended by all the executive members of AAPPTF.
Nature’s fury in Upper Siang, Yingkiong cut off
ITANAGAR, May 2: Yingkiong, the headquarters of Upper Siang district continues to
be cut off due to incessant rain for the last few days.
The two main roads of the district connecting Yingkiong via Mariyang and Pangin-Boleng
have been cut off for last few days causing hardship to common people. Only light
vehicles are plying through Simong village short-cut jungle road connecting Yingkiong-Mariyang
Besides, all the roads in township, including road to DC office at education colony
are threatened by erosion due to inadequate and improper drainage system.
The Yingkiong-Gandhi bridge road which connects left and right bank of Siang has
been eroded near Siking bridge. The situation may worsen if rain continues. DIPRO
Forum seeks security while AdiSU says no to Naying public hearing
ITANAGAR, May 2: Dam Affected Peoples Forum of Yapik today demanded the state government
to provide adequate security for the public hearing of Naying hydro electric project
to be held at Pene village under Tato circle in West Siang on May 11.
The Forum, in a release, said that anti-dam protesters might disrupt the proposed
environment clearance public hearing. It demanded the state government to deploy
It also condemned the anti-dam protestors while alleging that they are influencing
the people to protest against the dams. The Forum welcomed the projects saying that
the upcoming hydel projects would benefit people and help develop the interior places
of the area.
On the other hand, All Adi Students Union (AdiSU) reiterated its demand for cancellation
of the proposed public hearing for the 1000 MW Naying Hydro Electric Project.
The Union had earlier also called for the cancellation of the proposed public hearing
on Naying HEP in January last.
Expressing resentment over the announcement of public hearing on the said project,
the Union in a memorandum to the Arunachal Pradesh Pullution Control Board chairman,
said despite repeated appeal to the state Govt for revision of all the MoUs and MoAs
in Siang basin, the Board announced the public hearing.
Alleging that the Board is working against the interest of the affected area rather
than addressing their problems, the union said the recent strong opposition to the
public hearing on 2700 MW Lower Siang hydro electric project should have been an
eye opener for the Board.
Forceful conduct of public hearing may lead to law and order situation for which
the Board will have to take responsibility, it added.
IPR dept urged to sensitize masses about Govt policies
ITANAGAR, May 2: The resource persons attending the inaugural session of IPR officers’
conference at ATI, Naharlagun on Wednesday underlined the importance of strengthening
the Department of Information & Public Relations for rapid dissemination of information
regarding govt plans, programmes and achievements among the masses besides reinforcing
the feedback process.
Attending the conference, retired State Information Commissioner Habung Payeng said
that the IPR department would have to play a proactive role in sensitizing the masses
about govt’s policies and programmes besides educating the people about local-oriented
programmes regarding education, health, rural development etc.
Besides underscoring the need of maintaining unremitting liaison with the Press as
well as other govt departments, a senior journalist said it was the duty of the department
to provide timely and objective information to the media. He further called for conduction
of more orientation programmes for DIPROs for their skill upgradation besides equipping
them with latest technologies for rapid dissemination of information among the civil
Stating that IPR department was the most powerful tool for information dissemination,
political secretary to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Bamang Tago said the department
should become an effective channel of communication between the govt and the masses.
Tago said it was imperative that the IPR department to have a set of “well-trained,
responsible and dedicated” IPR officers to strengthen its extension network in the
rural areas to bring the govt’s development agenda and success stories to the people
living across the State.
He exuded hope that the district IPR officers would work with a renewed vigour, and
underlined the need for promoting good governance, stating that media and good governance
were inter-related. Earlier in his welcome speech, IPR Director Leki Phuntso said
that the IPR department was the “eye and ear” of the govt and divulged that the department
was planning to set up “Information Centre” in each district during the 12th five
year plan period to educate the people of all sections about the govt plans, policies
Explaining the steps being taken by department to strengthen its field network, the
director further informed that the department was going to implement a new scheme
called “Line-up display” from this year through which the department would display
current news of the State govt on TV screens at different locations of the capital
city as part of community viewing scheme.
He further informed that proposal for centralized funding for advertisement has been
put up to the govt.
The department’s other key initiatives are revival of community listening system
to connect far-flung areas to the mainstream, strenthening direct to home (DTH) community
viewing system to facilitate rural people to view news and other educative programmes,
development of a digital photo archive and sophisticated equipments for preserving
and editing films and videos.
Senior journalists from Assam Samudra Gupta Kashyap also shared his views and experiences
besides giving a slew of suggestions towards strengthening the department.
Earlier, the president of AP Information Service Officers’ Welfare Association, Denga
Bengia submitted a memorandum to the CM’s political secretary demanding the State
govt to address the officers’ grievances like pay anomalies, backlog service cadres,
lack of promotional avenues, etc to which Tago assured to convey the same to CM for
National Panchayat Day
SEPPA, May 2: The Panchayat Day was celebrated with participation of Panchayat members,
Govt officials and public representatives at Kameng Hall, Seppa on April 24. It was
a rare occasion to see all the PRI members from various pockets of the district and
HoDs in one platform.
Addressing the gathering, MLA Tapuk Taku highlighted the power and function of the
Panchayat members for bringing development in village level. He, however, called
upon them to gain more knowledge about their responsibility under three-tier panchayati
Raj system and work as trend-setter in their respective jurisdiction.
Taku also divulged the steps taken by present Govt for capacity building and empowerment
of the panchyat members in state. Formation of ‘expert committee’ on devolution
of power, the 2nd State Finance commission, construction of Zilla Parishad office
in the district are some of the steps being taken to empower PRIs, he mentioned.
The MLA further emphasized on collective efforts of all the people and administration
and police to maintain law and order and to make East Kameng one of the peaceful
districts in the state.
Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam appealed the PRI members to participate in review meeting
on various flagship schemes. He also urged PRI members to take care of the Govt.
assets under their jurisdiction and stressed on improved law and order for peaceful
environment as peace is perquisite for development.
While informing of the survey works for Arunachal Trans-Highway in the district to
be taken-up very soon, he called on the PRI members to extend whole-hearted support
to the survey team in their respective jurisdiction. He also appealed the dwellers
of the Seppa town to maintaine cleanliness.
ADC cum DPDO Tage Tado gave a power-point presentation on the evolutions of Panchayat
Raj and its aspects. He also read out the message of the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
on the National Panchayati Raj Day.
Sepi Bagang, Chairperson Zilla Parishad cum Chairman Co-ordination committee of Zilla
Parishad dwelt at length on the initiative taken up by him for the devolution of
power to the PRIs in state.
NRHM workshop on programme management
ITANAGAR, May 2: The four days residential workshop on Programme Management for state
and District Programme Management Supporting Units began here today.
The 3rd batch of the programme has been organized by state NRHM in collaboration
with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi.
Addressing the inaugural session state NRHM Mission director N. Mali, highlighted
the importance of constant refresher course for field officers from the districts.
He also called upon the participants to reap maximum benefit from the workshop.
Pointing out various hurdles in implementation of the NRHM programme, H & FW secretary
Kaling Tayeng, hoped the current exercise will help in overcoming such problems and
preparation of better DHAP for the next year. He further reiterated that the Performance
Appraisal of the contractual staff must be submitted to NRHM MD at the earliest.
He asked the DRCHOs to take action against the habitual non-performing staff. All
the activities should be implemented without any delay after finalization of ROP,
He also advised the DMOs to ensure that the newly appointed MOs are made aware of
Treatment and Identification protocol of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Malaria in
the state. He further advised all to continue working with the zeal to improve it.
The inaugural programme was attended by DRCHOs and DAs from all the districts, senior
officers and staffs of the Mission Directorate.
Dr. Anupama Hazarika, Dr. Vivek Singh and Dr. Surjeet Bakshi from PHFI and Dr D Padung
State Nodal Officer (NRHM) are the resource persons for the workshop.
CM mourns deaths in boat tragedy
ITANAGAR, May 2: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock and grief over the
death of scores of people, including women and children, when the boat carrying them
capsized in Brahmaputra River in Dhubri district of Assam on Monday evening.
In a message today, Tuki said it was one of the worst ever tragedies in the region
and has shocked the entire country. He endorsed the offer made by Governor Gen J
J Singh for all necessary help and cooperation in relief and rescue works from the
“My heart goes out to the near and dear ones of those unfortunate passengers as well
as the people of Assam. At this time of tragedy, the people of Arunachal stand by
their brethren in Assam,” he said.
At least 103 people, including women and children, drowned and over 100 went missing
when an overloaded boat carrying about 250 to 300 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra
The Chief Minister while praying for eternal peace of those unfortunate passengers
expressed the hoped that similar incidents do not repeat in future. He also wished
success to the rescue operations with the belief that those still alive are saved.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has joined in to combat poverty in Asia by not only
pledging $12.4 billion as monetary assistance, but also with a renewed strategy for
effective development assistance and streamlined plans for economic and social infrastructure
The development fund will help improve the lives of millions of Asia’s poorest through
inclusive and environmentally-sustainable growth, including improved access to education,
social safety nets, and the development of clean and renewable energy. They will
also seek to narrow the development gaps and rising income inequality, and help vulnerable
countries cope with shocks such as rising food and fuel prices, natural disasters
and conflict. It will also be used to promote gender mainstreaming, good governance,
food security, private sector development, and stronger regional cooperation. Special
attention will be given to countries affected by conflict and smaller island states
with fragile economies. Donors agreed to establish a Disaster Response Facility under
ADB fund on a pilot basis to support the poorest countries in responding to natural
The ADF continues to be a critical source of finance for badly needed economic and
social infrastructure improvements. More than 2.5 million students will benefit from
school improvement programs or other direct support to the education sector. And
over 3,40,000 new households will be connected to electricity and around 5,60,000
connected to a regular water supply.
Bring North East to national perspective
No condemnation is enough for the coward brutes who are instrumental in ensuring
the tragic deaths of Meghalaya's daughter Dana M.Sangma and Manipur's son Loitam
When Indian students get attacked in Australia, the Union Government immediately
contacts its Aussie counterpart and angrily voices its concern. Similarly the respective
State Governments of North-East should protest against the barbarities meted to the
North-Eastern students and sternly ask its Karnataka, New Delhi, Haryana (to name
a few) counterparts to provide adequate protection to them. Also the State Governments
should bring the violent incidents to the notice of the Indian Government and ask
the authorities to promote the statement of "India is for Indians" from rhetoric
Australia may have seen few attacks against the Indian students, but that "alien"
nation has also ensured that the criminals be promptly brought to book. In the same
vein, it is sincerely hoped that the authorities in so-called mainland India would
also ensure justice to the assaulted North-Eastern students, who are not only very
much an integral part of this nation, but whose right over Karnataka or New Delhi
is not a bit less than an ethnic Kannadiga or North Indian.
And before accusing Australians of promoting racism, the Indians should learn the
basic tenets of nationalism and humanity. Ensuring justice to the assaulted individual
or families of the victims from the North-East is not enough. There lies an urgent
need to place North-East India in an honourable pedestal and brought into national
Just take a glimpse of the history books that are taught to the Indian students.
It starts from Indus Valley civilization, Maurya empire, Mughal Period and ends with
Sepoy Mutiny and the exodus of British which have been ensured by only Mahatma Gandhi
and Jawaharlal Nehru! Heaps and heaps of praises are showered on Rana Pratap, Shivaji,
Rani Laxmibhai, Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad. But not a single line devoted
to the gallant Prince Tikendrajit Singh who fought against the British in the Anglo-Manipur
war of 1891! Not a single mention of King Tirot Singh who died in Dhaka jail after
being imprisoned by the British! For the same "sin" of trying to drive out the Britishers,
Rani Gaidinliu was arrested in 1932 at the tender age of 16 and spent her life in
jail till India's independence. But no effort has been taken to educate the whole
country about that lion-hearted lady!
All hell breaks loose if Baba Ramdev or Anna Hazare undertakes a fast for few days.
But hardly anyone cares about the unique decade-long uninterrupted fast of Iron Lady
Irom Sharmila! A Mumbai cricketer ("superstar" of a team-game that is seriously played
by hardly 10 nations in the globe), who has rarely played a decent innings in critical
situations in last 23 years and feels no qualms in achieving a personal record at
the cost of fortunes of the Indian team, gets hailed as "God" and there are no dearth
of cricket "lovers" demanding Bharat Ratna for him! In contrast no one cares about
a certain M.C.Mary Kom who has won five consecutive Gold in Women's World Amateur
Boxing Championship through her sole effort in a game played throughout the globe!
As if relegating the North-East from the national psyche is not enough, New Delhi
even went to the extent of issuing a circular which directly infringed upon the attire
and food habits of the North-eastern students living in the national capital! Though
the right of the North-Easterners over New Delhi is not a bit lesser than the Punjabi
and Hindi-brigade, still the administration tried to put a bar on the culture of
Nagas, Manipuris and the others. If the administration itself refuses to acknowledge
the rights of the North-Easterners in their very own country, what can be expected
from the commoners? Even the "bright futures of our nation", who are pursuing higher
education in reputed Universities and engineering colleges, engage themselves in
making fun of the language and physical features of the North-Easterners and racially
abuse them by calling all kinds of names. Yet this very parochial country accuses
Australia of being "racist"! Atleast the Australian authorities immediately nab and
punish the culprits who heckle the Indians living there. But how many North Indian
brutes have been sentenced or atleast booked by the administration for raping the
vulnerable girls and killing the students hailing from North-east?
Make use of their services
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh is still in the dark about the medical specialties.
No medical specialties are minor or major in connection with treatment of patients.MD/MS
holders cannot be differentiated into major and minor departments in regards to knowledge
and patient treatment. They differ in numbers not in quality and importance.
Patient will certainly aproach for specific medical specialties for confirmation
and correct diagnosis.
Those in-service MD/MS degree holders were sponsored by the government and huge money
were spent on them. However, due to non-sanctioning of posts, government is not getting
any returns from these MD/MS degree in-service post graduate holders.
So, I suggest the Health ministry to use the knowledge of those MD/MS degree holders
by creating and sanctioning posts for all the medical specialties so that services
are available in the state and patient are saved in time.
It will also save the government unnecessary expenditure that is incurred while refereeing
patients outside the state for treatment.
Mishings have a right
I have been following the matter of ABK's demand of inclusion of Mishings in Adi
fold and issue of ST certificate and AAPSU and some individuals objecting to the
The ABK’s demand is genuine because of the fact that the Mishings who are living
in small pockets of East Siang like Oyan, Namsing, Gadum etc. and Anpum,Paglam, Loklung
in Lower Dibang Valley and Namsai, Lekang, Nongkon and its adjoining areas in Lohit
districts are very much Arunachalees and they don't have any linkage with Assam Mishings.
Even if they are not brought under Adi fold, the government of Arunachal should grant
not only S/T status but also PRC because they are the owner of their land where they
are living from time immemorial.
I am writing this because, once I was also a student leader and visited many Mishing
villages to collect data of old and new entry in the those villages by Mishings from
Assam and the reports were sent to AAPSU for three consecutive years during 70s.
Till now their population has grown to some extent but they too are defending their
own land from other Mishing encroachers, thereby defending interior Arunachal along
the Assam- Arunachal boundaries.
So it had been and would be wrong to term Arunachalee Mishings as non-tribal and
restricting issue of ST status and PRCs.
We want separate HC
Through the columns of your esteemed paper, I want to draw the attention of the Govt.
of India and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh regarding the need of separate High Court
for our state.
Our state needs a separate high court for the welfare of citizens of the state. Even
smaller state likes Sikkim with a population of just six lakhs has a separate High
If we have a High Court, it will create employment opportunity in our state. In this
connection, I would like to appeal Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, public leaders, NGOs,
Mediapersons, students Unions and concerned citizens to work for a separate High
Court for our state.
Ex Assam Rifles Personnel
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.