ITANAGAR, May 15: Doli Tesia has qualified for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
for her thesis “Levels of social and economic development in Arunachal Pradesh: A
case study of Tirap District.”
The degree will be conferred on her at the next convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University.
Power supply only during VIP visits
ITANAGAR, May 15: Claiming that Menchukha subdivision has been reeling under darkness
over the last several years, All Memba Students’ Union today urged the concerned
department for the early restoration of power supply.
Union also claimed that area gets power supply only when some VIPs pay visit to the
place. It said that local people have to rely on candle and kerosene.
Society appeals for help
BOASIMLA, May 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Wild Life Society (AAPWLS) today appealed
to the GoAP to provide help to the 54 families affected by the recent fire accident
here in Lower Subansiri district.
In a representation to the chief minister, the AAPLWS said the families, who are
still lodged at the local church, anganwadi office, community hall and school, are
going to face worse situation ahead with the bamboo flowering in the area making
it hard for them to find raw materials for constructing houses.
Because of the godown being burned down, the locals are also facing acute ration
shortage, it added.
Declare the date and venue of AAPSU conference
ITANAGAR, May 15: Guwahati Arunachal Students’ Association appealed to the All Arunachal
Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) to immediately declare the date and venue of forthcoming
Though we are not against our parental organization but we are against the prevailing
system as the tenure of present AAPSU executive members has already ended in March
last, it said.
Meanwhile, All East Kameng Students’ Union also appealed for immediate declaration
of date and venue of forthcoming AAPSU conference.
It further said that AEKSU will not participate in the proposed bandh called by AAPSU
on May 18.
Cleanliness drive at Aalo
ITANAGAR, May 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Activist Association conducted
cleanliness drive at Aalo in West Siang on Sunday. The clean drive was carried out
at daily Bazar near helipad.
Association further urged the public and shopkeepers to use dustbin properly to keep
the town clean.
Further association endorsed the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union proposed bandh
on May 18 next.
Expert team to visit NIT
ITANAGAR, May 15: A five-member team of academicians from different parts of the
country including Padmashree awardee and former Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University,
BHU, Prof M S Sodha and Emeritus professor of IIT Delhi, Prof S C Dutta will arrive
in Itanagar on a five days visit to National Institute of Technology, Yupia.
The team members would also deliver expert talks to the students during their visit
from May 16 to 20. Other members are Prof Ajit Pal, IIT Kharagpur, Prof P K Basu,
former professor of Calcutta University and Prof Atul Chowdhuri from Jadavpur University.
ITANAGAR, May 15: A 20 months child of a restaurant owner has been kidnapped by an
employee Tuesday morning.
Capital Complex SP Hibu Tamang informed that 20-month-old Vijaylaxmi Mohapatra, daughter
of Basant Mohapatra, who owns Binod restaurant, was allegedly kidnapped by a 27-year-old
employee who Mohapatra had engaged only Monday afternoon without verifying his antecedents.
After registering a case (No 54/12) under U/S 363, IPC, the police led by Nirjuli
PS OC Tapa Habung have launched a search operation, but the accused, suspected to
be from Bihar, is unknown - even his name is not known. He made good his escape with
the girl when the owner, a resident of Balipara in Assam, was busy with the customers.
Any information about the child or the person may be passed on to the SP (Mobile
No 09436040006) and the OC (09436052689) for the safe rescue of the innocent child
and to bring the culprit to book, the SP added.
ITANAGAR, May 15: Fifteen members and four officials of Arunachal Karate-Do Association
are leaving for New Delhi today to participate in the 24th junior and cadet national
karate-do championship and selection test for 12th Asia Karate Championship to be
held at Talkotra Indoor Stadium, New Delhi from May 18-19. The team is led by AKA
Secretary Sensei Bulang L Marik along with other three officials Rakam Dugi, Debia
Ona and Rajnita Rotom.
Youths exhorted to shun destructive activity
Etor Gidii celebration at Bilat
BILAT, May 15: With the rest of the state, Etor Gidii, the agriculture related festival
of Adi community was celebrated in different parts of East Siang today with traditional
Art & Culture, Food and Civil Supply Minister Kamlung Mossang, along with the local
MLA Tangor Tapak and a host of government officials participated at the Etor festival
at Bilat Bamin village today.
Mossang exhorted the youth to shun destructive activities, which has bad affect on
the societies. He said youths could lead the society with their innovative ideas
Regretting the growing gun culture, drug addiction which are deep-rooted in some
sections of the societies, which is hindering the development of the state, Mossang
suggested the parents to guide their growing children at the right way. “Poor economic
condition pushes the youths to adopt detrimental practices. Evil intention of the
desperate youths should be rectified by enhancing their economic gain from alternative
sources like agriculture and horticulture”, Mossang said.
He laid stress on work cultures for economic upliftment of the societies. He further
called upon the youths to shoulder responsibility to preserve the age-old traditional
cultures for the next generations.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the villagers demanding fund for construction
of a multipurpose community hall at Bilat Bamin village, the minister assured to
He also inaugurated the renovated building of Bilat Bamin Community Hall.
Addressing the people, local MLA Tangor Tapak said he was all set to develop link
surface communication in the area. He is optimistic that the state government will
grant adequate fund during 12th- five year- plan for all round development of the
All India Rajiv Gandhi Bichar Moncha president Mangol Yomso, in his address requested
the youths to take active part in the developmental process as strength of the country
depends on their activities.
Bilat Anchal Samiti Member Elison Siram and functionaries of Etor Gidii celebration
committee and several others also spoke on the festive occasion.
The 1st ever Lutor Festival was celebrated with great festive flavor at Mer village
under Mebo Sub-Division today. Governor’s ‘Team Arunachal’ Badges and Letter of Appreciation
for the rescuing team of Deer Cub during last Unying Aaran Festival were handed over
to Yung Tayeng (ASM Borguli), Horinath Tayeng, Kumar Regon and Odan Tayeng to mark
Deer cub rescuing team led by Yung Tayeng, thanked the Governor for recognising for
their little effort of rescuing an animal. This recognition will encourage others
as well to quit hunting and love nature and animals, added the team.
Emphasizing on the continuation of such traditional celebration and preserving the
cultural identity, legislator Ralom Borang, ADC Mebo Oti Dai and others suggested
the people of Mer which borders with Assam not to sell their lands to the people
of the Assam.
DFO (W/L) Tashi Mize, while encouraging the people to preserve traditions and cultures,
suggested this fringe village of D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary to come forward in protecting
rich flora & fauna of the Sanctuary which once completely revived and developed will
be an Eco-Tourism hotspot.
Shania Kayem Mize tops State Civil Service exams
ITANAGAR, May 15: Shania Kayem Mize has topped this year’s Combined Competitive Examination
of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Altogether 26 made it
to the coveted state service exams. The others who made it to top ten are: Ngikya
Gohain (CDPO, general category), Techi Henyir (APPS), Minjom Ete (APPS), Tsering
Pentsom Monpa (APCS) Aniyang Ratan (APPS) Obi Siram (APCS), Mino Tayeng (F and AO),
Dusu Kaling (APPS), Nima Phunstok (F& AO). Setting another milestone, APPSC conducted
the personality test today and declared the results few hours later.
Shania did her schooling from Daying Ering Memorial School, Pasighat and later got
a B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering from NERIST. Presently working as a Assistant
Inspector Tax and Excise in Naharlagun, she credits her success to determination
and hard work.
“My parents and teachers always believed in me and I was determined too. ”, she said
while talking to this daily.
“I managed time well.
After office hours, I devoted time to study. And my serious at the department were
quite helpful too” Shania said.
Daughter of Gebi Pertin Mize and Taling Mize, this was Shania’s second attempt.
For Techi Henyir, her selection was a childhood dream come true. Perhaps the first
in the state, Henyir ranked third and has been allotted Arunachal Pradesh Police
Service. She says she always wanted to be a Police officer. I want to reach out
to the women and want to help them face their grievances, says Henyir.
A product of Boum Kakir Mission School Midpu, she is gold medallist in Geography
from Rajiv Gandhi University. She is also qualified to teach in Colleges and universities
as she cleared NET.
She credits determination, hard work and consistency for her success.
Hotels raided as dept. initiates action to plug LPG crisis
ITANAGAR, May 15: Plagued by acute shortage, the Department of Food & Civil Supplies
today acted tough against the domestic LPG cylinder black marketeers.
The department today seized three trucks of domestic LPG cylinders as it carried
out checkings at several restaurants, hotels of Capital Complex.
DFCSO Amit Bengia informed that such raids would be conducted at regular intervals
henceforth and no black marketeers would be spared. A strict rationing of the LPG
distribution would be followed henceforth.
He appealed to all the owners of hotels, restaurants, eateries, butchers to avail
commercial LPG cylinders for their commercial activities which are non-subsidized.
DFCSO quoting IOC sources said that the present crisis is likely to subside in a
month or two. Against a required 98 trucks, only 40 trucks were made available to
four agencies in the capital region resulting in shortfall of 58 trucks as on May
He further informed that present LPG crisis is due to insufficient feeding of LPG
bullet tankers from Numali Garh & Lakhwa to IOC bottling Plant located at Kimin;
shortage of packed LPG trucks and difficulty in setting up of bigger capacity LPG
plant. The other obvious reason being illegal use of domestic LPG cylinders in the
The raid was carried out in collaboration with Papum Pare District Administration.
Three teams of Food & Civil Supplies department Officers and Police personnel comprising
of DFCSO Amit Bengia, SDFCSOs Joram Sanku, N.K. Hina, Nabam Anand and Biri Kago carried
out surprise checking at several restaurants, hotels etc. of Capital Complex starting
from Nirjuli to Chimpu village.
Narottam, a Nocte saint
ITANAGAR, May 15: Sasoni, a little non-descript sleepy village in Upper Assam about
16 KM from Naharkatia is a place of religious pilgrimage for the Noctes of Tirap
district. Sasoni, situated on the bank of Buri Dihing River is a holy place that
houses Sri Sri Merbil Chaliha Bare Ghar Satra of the famous Vaishnavite sect. There
are about 537 Satras scattered all over Assam. However, the unique feature of Bare
Ghar Satra is that it has influence and followers from among the Noctes, Mishings,
Ahom Kacharis, Chutias, Baganias etc that we don’t find in other Satras. In fact,
the Bare Ghar Satra has the maximum followers in Assam. Some of the prominent Satras
under the Bare Ghar are: Sessa, Naomati,and Modakhat. The Bare Ghar Satra in Sasoni
had once great influence over the Noctes of Tirap district. The 17th century was
the chaotic time of migration of the Noctes from different directions and places,
mainly from Myanmar. Feuds among the newly settled villages over land, rivers etc
were common then. During those chaotic times a pious and highly intellectual soul
in Lotha Khunbao was born in the Chief’s family of Namsang village. Those days Chiefs
of Namsang and Borduria who were brothers were living together at Namsang village.
Lotha Khunbao was a religious person and was interested in peace and spiritual matters.
He was not satisfied with the crude forms of worship and rituals performed by the
Noctes those days.
One night Lotha Khunbao dreamt of his Guru in Assam. He was asked by his Guru to
visit him. In the morning he told his council members about his dream. Then Lotha
Khunbao accompanied by many of his soldiers started to take a journey towards Assam
in search of his Guru. He prepared two bamboo tubes, one filled with silver coins
and another with gold coins. He also put letters in both the bamboo tubes. Lotha
Khunbao then floated the two bamboo tubes in the Chatjo River, not very far from
present Namsang village and followed the bamboo tubes. At a point in the Chatjo
River near present Deomali the two bamboo tubes swirled for a long time before finally
floating down to the Buri Dihing River. In the past Deomali was called Bah-Ghuri
[where the bamboo swirls.] Probably after this incident the place was called Bah-Ghuri.
When the two bamboo tubes reached Merbil Ghat near which the Bare Ghar Satra is situated,
a devotee of Sri Ram [the Gukhai of the Bare Ghar Satra] who was bathing in the river
saw the bamboo tubes and wanted to catch them. As he approached towards the two bamboo
tubes and tried to catch them, they drifted away. He tried several times to catch
them but the bamboo tubes kept drifting away. Surprised by the strange bamboo tubes,
he ran to his Guru Sri Ram and told him about it. Then Sri Ram went down to the river,
offered some rituals and caught the two bamboo tubes. All this while, Lotha Khunbao
was watching from the other bank of the Buri Dihing River. He was told in his dream
that whoever would catch the two bamboo tubes would be his Guru.
So, Lotha Khunbao approached Sri Ram and told him about his dream and about his willingness
to become his disciple. He told Sri Ram that he saw him in his dream and came from
his village fasting all the way. But Sri Ram was little apprehensive seeing the large
armed Nocte warriors he was accompanied by. In order to test Lotha Khunbao’s faith
and sincerity, Sri Ram organized a huge cultural night at the Satra called Kalidamon
Bhavna in which he danced in torn clothes along with hundreds of other dancers to
confuse Lotha Khunbao. But to the great surprise of Sri Ram, Lotha Khunbao could
easily recognize his Guru. From that day onwards, Sri Ram accepted Lotha Khunbao
as his disciple and they started staying together in the Satra for many years. Sri
Ram taught Lotha Khunbao all about Vaishnavism. In the course of his preaching, Sri
Ram was so impressed by intelligence, spiritual knowledge and dedication of his disciple
Lotha Khunbao that he named him as Narottom which means supreme among men or a man
of higher virtue. After many years of spiritual training under his Guru, Narottam
returned to Namsang village to preach the teachings of his Guru. But he did not stay
for long in his village. After distributing all the properties amongst his brothers
and on hearing about his Guru’s ill health, Narottam returned to the Satra in Sasoni.
But before his leaving he told the villagers that the time was not far for his Guru
to leave his body and he also desired to die with him. He also told them to respect
his Guru and visit the Satra in Sasoni atleast once a year, saying that if they followed
the Guru’s preaching, no harm would befall them. All the villagers instantly accepted
Narottam as their saviour. But Narottam did not live long after his return to the
Satra. He died at Barihat Satra. Incidentally, his Guru Sri Ram also died on the
same day in the month of October,1700. The bodies of both Sri Ram and Narottam were
cremated together at Kenduguri Bali Satra. Their memorials are still there in the
Sasoni Satra which are laid side by side.
After Narottam’s death Namghars were established in almost all the Nocte villages.
Gunin Mahanta Gukhai, Jagat Prabhu Gukhai, Rebat Mahanta Gukhai regularly visited
the Namghars in the Nocte villages and conducted pujas there. Though all the Noctes
were not Vaishnavites per se the Satras had a great influence on them. They used
to revere the Gukhais as messengers of God. Some Noctes also went to Nazira Satra
to study Vaishnavism. In fact, through the Satras, Bharat Seva Mission was established
one at Borduria and another at Namsang village in which weaving, training on healthcare
etc were taught. So, the Noctes had always been peace-loving from the beginning.
They have been wrongly branded as head-hunters. In fact, to call the Noctes as head-hunters
is a misnomer. When asked why and how the great institution of the Satras disintegrated,
Wangpha Lowang, Ex-Minister and an authority on Nocte traditional systems, said that
indiscipline among the Gukhais, misuse of the money collected from the villagers
and lack of welfare schemes initiated by the Satras made the institution unpopular.
By late 70s Christianity came in and the Namghars were hardly used. Wangkap Lowang
Rajkumar, Ex-PA who is now a born again Christian was also once a great propagator
of Vaishnavism. There is nothing wrong. Today 90 percent of Noctes had professed
Chistianity and we can find a great change in the society. Religion is a personal
matter. As long as it spreads peace, any religion must be respected. But having said
that a great spiritual soul like the Narottam must be remembered by us. There are
many institutions named after him like Narottam Nagar where the famous Ramakrishna
Mission School is situated, Narottam Udyog, Narottam club etc. A road or an institution
in the state capital Itanagar may be named after this great son and spiritual leader
of Tirap. The up-coming research scholars must bring more information on the life
and teachings of Narottam. His teachings may no longer be relevant in today’s ambiance
but atleast for the sake of history Narottam’s name should be inscribed in golden
AAPSU accuses govt of hoodwinking citizens, questions use of force to conduct HEP
ITANAGAR, May 15: Hardening its stand, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)
while reacting to government statement on financial position of the state, alleged
the govt of hoodwinking the people of the state. It accused the govt of resorting
to media statements and hiding the facts as ‘it is evident that they have not come
out with any white paper on the financial condition of the state’.
That are the explanations for the April 3 order to all the Treasuries, HoDs and DDOs,
it asked as it said that this kind of order has been issued for the first time in
the state and shows the weak government financial condition.
The statement coming from former AAPSU president Nabam Rebia who is the present government
spokesperson is surprising, said Takam Tatung the president of the apex student
How can the state government explain the non-payment of bills of the Group C and
D contractors? The non-payment of their hard earned money actually affects the majority
of the poor students who are dependent on them, he said.
AAPSU further said that the May 18 state wide-bandh call will go ahead. Press, police,
magistrates on duty, emergency health services and milk-vans will be exempted from
the purview of the bandh.
It further said that State government should not forget that 99.9 percent of the
legislators and leaders of the state are former AAPSU leaders who should have understood
the sentiments of AAPSU. They further called on the legislators to advice for better
governance in the state.
AAPSU would like to remind the state government that the APCOCA like movement should
not be repeated, read the statement.
Meanwhile, the AAPSU called upon the state government not to aggravate law and order
problem in the state by using massive police and para-military forces for conducting
public hearing for hydro power projects against people’s sentiments.
In a meeting between All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union and Adi Students Union,
the state government’s tactic of using of police and creating fear psychosis among
the local people and people opposing the hydro-projects for conduct of public hearing
was vehemently criticised. Why are police cases registered against those people
opposing the project when they have a democratic right to it, asked the Union.
AAPSU stated that the public hearing for 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project
which was postponed later and the recent 1000MW Naying HEP witnessed deployment of
large numbers of police and para-military forces, which is highly condemnable when
the AAPSU has been calling for containing the law and order problem in the state
and calling bandh against it.
The deployment of forces only creates law and order problems. When the local people
are against and opposing the Lower Siang HEP, the state government instead of addressing
the issue has only deployed police forces, it said. AAPSU would be meeting and visiting
the affected people of the Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project soon after the bandh.
Itanagar ready to welcome European Ambassadors
ITANAGAR, May 15: In wake of confirmed report of the visit of eight Ambassadors of
European countries to the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today expressed optimism
that it would establish relationships with some of the most developed countries of
the world and pave way for investments and joint ventures subsequently.
“This may be a new opening in the future of our state,” he said interacting with
state government officials while finalizing the all-important 4-day visit of the
The eight Ambassadors are scheduled to arrive at Itanagar on May 16 evening by road
from Dimapur. The visiting dignitaries are: Borislav Kirilov Kostov of Bulgaria,
Miloslav Stasek of Czech Republic, Terhi Hakala of Finland, Dr Janos Terenyi of Hungary,
Piotr Klodkowski of Poland, Marian Tomasik of Slovak Republic, Cord Mier-Klodt of
Germany and Joao Cravinho of European Union, who will be heading the delegation.
The visitors are scheduled to interact with Rajiv Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor,
academic staff and students on May 17. On the same day they would meet the State
Legislative Assembly Speaker and leaders of various political parties. Later on the
evening they would give a courtesy call on the Governor at Raj Bhavan.
Next day, the dignitaries are scheduled to visit the picturesque Ziro and stay overnight.
On May 19, they would call on the Chief Minister besides attending other programmes
at Itanagar. They would leave early the next day for Guwahati.
The state government has made elaborate plans and arrangements for the significant
visit with an aim to project Arunachal in its indigenous and traditional grandeur.
The Chief Minister is personally monitoring and taking stock of the preparations.
Bridge on Orang-Kalakatang - Shergaon - Rupa - Tenga road inaugurated
ITANAGAR, May 15: Dimachang bridge across Dimachang Nallah on Road Orang-Kalakatang
- Shergaon - Rupa - Tenga (OKSRT) at KM 25.66 was inaugurated by Lt Gen Shakti
Gurung, GOC Gajraj Corps today.
The 158 Km long OKSRT road is being developed to National Highway Double Lane (NHDL)
specifications. The stretch from Orang to Shikaridanga (31.7 Km) is in the state
of Assam.To ensure all weather connectivity, Dimachang bridge, a permanent bridge
of span 120 Mtr, was constructed over Dimachang Nallah at KM 25.66 on OKSRT in Mazbat
Tehsil at a cost of Rs. 501 Lacs. Presently a 80 mtr one way steel girder bridge
with concrete decking of lower classification is existing and had to be replaced
to meet NHDL specifications of bridges and also to cater for the future road communication
Project Vartak the oldest project of the Border Roads Organisation, has been entrusted
with the responsibility of creating road infrastructure to cater to the requirements
of Army, CPO and State Govt in the Dists of West Kameng and Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh.
Road OKSRT will provide higher specification connectivity to the hinter land of West
Kameng district approaching from Guwahati with the dual purpose of bolstering socio-economic
growth of the area and enhancing operational preparedness of the Army said Lt Gen
Shakti Gurung, GOC Gajraj Corps, he also appreciated the untiring efforts of Project
Vartak in meeting various challenges of road development in Arunachal Pradesh.
Brig. Rohit Kapoor, Chief Engineer Vartak brought out that to speed up the road construction
activity and to enhance road building capacity private initiatives are being encouraged.
Concerted efforts are being put to motivate established infrastructure development
firms to participate in the road construction activities in the region.
Complaint against alleged misuse of fund
ITANAGAR, May 15: The people of Salang, Nabalang and Wabalang villages under Lada
circle in East Kameng district have demanded high-level enquiry into the alleged
misuse of Central fund sanctioned for implementation of IWDP programme under Hariya
Former ZPM, Wangdu Miji, GPM Naga Miji, a public Dev Sangchoju of Wabalang village
in a complaint letter to Chief Minister alleged that the schemes under IWDP schemes
were not been implemented. Lakhs of rupees sanctioned under Seppa DRDA for implementation
of IWDP schemes were siphoned off by preparing false bills and scheme completion
reports, they said in its complaint letter.
The letter further said that despite written complaint submitted to both chief secretary
and rural development secretary on April 20 last, no action was taken against erring
officers for alleged misuse of fund without implementing the scheme in ground level.
The leaders trio demanded suspension of all the officers involved in preparation
of false bills and false work completion report and action against them under appropriate
section of law.
Faculty development programe
ITANAGAR, May 15: The inaugural function of the 5 days Faculty Development Program
on “Emerging Research Areas in Electronics and Communication Engineering” was held
at the Seminar Hall of the Department of ECE, NERIST. The program was organised by
the department of ECE with financial support, under Technical Education Quality Development
Program of the Government of India.
Speaking on the occasion, HOD (ECE) Dr. Rupaban Subadar highlighted the aim of TEQIP
program. He also stated that this kind of program aims at improving the quality of
Technical Education across the country.
He also requested to give feedback of the program, so that similar programs can be
arranged in a better way in future.
Dean Academic Prof. R. M. Pant, elaborated on the impact of technology on our day
to day lives. He also highlights the significance of such program when the technology
is growing at an exponential rate.
Dr. Sarsing Gao, emphasized on the need of multi disciplinary research works. He
also opined that such teaching learning process is beneficial for both the participants
as well as the experts.
The coordinator of the program, R. K. Mangang, informed that experts from Tezpur
University and Rajiv Gandhi University, other than internal experts are going to
share their research areas and challenges in the coming 5 days. Faculty from Rajiv
Gandhi Polytechnic, Itanagar are participating the program.
The people of Upper Subansiri are still deprived of many basic facilities like communication,
transportation and proper supply of electricity. Despite many programmes / schemes
like RGGVY are being implemented in remote areas of the state, many villages under
the Sigin-II block of Upper Subansiri are still deprived of electricity. Therefore,
I, on behalf of All Nyishi Youth Association, Upper Subansiri district unit and
on behalf of the people of the appeal to the Chief Minister to kindly direct the
respective department to take immediate necessary steps to provide electricity to
the villages under Sigin –II block.
On the other hand, the people of the Upper Subansiri district remain cut off from
rest of the world for a long time due to frequent BSNL, Daporijo network failure.
This is mainly due to constant road cutting or landslide which resulted in disruption
of optical fiber network connecting Daporijo BSNL station. This problem can be addressed
with the help of sophisticated modern technology. In this regard, the BSNL authorities
have already initiated steps for acquiring land for setting up the Microwave tower
at Gigi village.
We request the BSNL authorities to set up a tower at Hankar village which will cover
whole Sigin-II Block of Upper Subansiri district.
Another problem that is facing by the people living along the Daporijo-Ziro highway
is limited transportation facilities. The only mode of transportation in this route
is Tata Sumo vehicles, which are plying between Itanagar and Daporijo. The Tata Sumo
service with exorbitant fare is not a proper mode of travelling for poor passengers.
As the state transport service is meant to serve the poor common mass of the state,
a regular daily bus service along this route will be very helpful for poor people
of the area. Therefore, we request the APST general manager to re-start the transport
service along the Daporijo – Ziro highway.
All Nyishi Youth
Discontinuation of service and plight of service holders
I have completed my graduation (BA) in 2005. Thereafter, I have completed many courses
and posses certificates as stenographer, computer operator cum Program Assistant
(COPA) and also completed diploma courses in Computer Application (DCA) and Elementary
Education during 2006 to 2011 from Govt recognized institutes. I did whatever possible
as a student from a economically backward family. Even then, I could not get any
government job to sustain my family.
I had faced many interviews. Some time I passed in written test, but failed in viva
I got a contract basis service as Branch Post Master (BPM) in Dumporijo branch post
office in 2006 with salary of Rs. 3500 only per month. I performed my duty as BPM
till 31st March 2011.
Then I got another contractual service under Saakshar Bharat Mission- 2011 as Block
Coordinator against Dumporijo CD Block for a period of one year from March 31,2011.
I left the previous service with a hope that I could sustain my family better with
this new service. Here, I was paid only five months’ honorarium at the rate of Rs
6000 per month (May to September, 2011). Thereafter, no honorarium at all, though
we were waiting for honorarium months after months to sustain my family. And to my
utter surprise, instead of honorarium, I got a letter regarding discontinuation of
my service. In the meantime, I had lost two service offers as I was continuing my
service as coordinator. Now, how could I pay my house rent, make payment for grocery
shop dues, repay loans to others ?
I would like to question both state and central Govts, why did they launch such programme
if they could not continue it.
Now many families are facing innumerable problems due to discontinuation of the
Upper Subansiri district authority had appointed 296 Prerak as village coordinators
and 9 block coordinators against different panchayat segments in the district under
the programme. Where will they go now to run their families after discontinuation
of the programme? The appointees in other district under this programme may also
face similar situation.
Therefore, I on behalf of the poor citizens of the state, would like to request the
like-minded people to come together to fight against such discrimination/ illegal
activities which are prevailing in our society. Some persons got service without
facing interviews and their services also got regularized, here we were appointed
through proper recruitment procedures but asked to discontinue service. We are waiting
for our service to be continued and for payment of pending honorarium to run the
Block Coordinator, Dumporijo
Under Saaskshar Bharat Mission-2012
Raise boundary issue in Assembly/Parliament
How long do we tolerate? How long we maintain the status quo of 1979 which was issued
by Supreme Court of India after informal discussion between the then two Chief
Ministers of Arunachal and Assam. If Assam can do anything without fear, why cannot
Where are our elected leaders including MPs who had promised during the time of election
to resolve boundary issue?
The representatives have every right to raise the question regarding Assam-Arunachal
boundary dispute in Parliament and legislative Assembly. We also want our representatives
to highlight the grievances of people of the state in highest platforms like Assembly
and Parliament like our former leader Dr Daying Ering.
The strong protest and objection were raised in the Parliament only by Late Dr. Daying
Ering on May 5, 1961 and followed by another one Visal Nath Panday on April 25, 1969.
Why our today's leaders so silent? Why don’t they raise this kind of issue in the
Parliament? Are these leaders still sleeping?
Everybody knows Assam-Arunachal boundary dispute is created by Gopinath Bordoloi
committee vide notification No.TAD/R/35/50/109 dated 23rd February 1951 when tribal
people of Arunachal were totally innocent and had no idea about politics of document
Now time has come, people should unite and raise voice against their own leaders.
It is time to realize the consequence of choosing wrong leaders. People residing
in border area are always victimized by our neighbouring state, but our leaders are
deliberately not trying to take any action or make comments.
Incident happened with one Mime Riba of Likabali in West Siang district on May 11
was not a new thing.
Such incidents happen daily along Arunachal-Assam boundary area just like cat and
The boundary area people are always suppressed by neighboring state, especially Assam
but our government always keeps mum. Why the public representatives including MLAs,
Ministers and MP and administration and police and forest departments don't take
any action against illegal eviction? Nothing is impossible in this world, if they
I, on behalf of All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students Union (AAPBSU) personally appeal
all the MLAs, Ministers and MPs to raise the boundary issue in Assembly and Parliament
or try to compel to central Govt to intervene to bring in a permanent solution to
the Assam-Arunachal boundary dispute.
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