AACWA welcomes crack down on illegal users of domestic LPG
ITANAGAR, May 29: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) has welcomed
the crack down on illegal users of subsidized domestic LPG cylinders in Capital Complex.
While appreciating the raid conducted by DFCSO capital team headed by Amit Bengia,
AACWA urged the state government to provide them security during raid.
It is pertaining to mention here that there has been artificial shortage of cooking
gas in the Capital Complex mainly due to use of such domestic LPG cylinders in commercial
purpose by the hoteliers, roadside eateries, fabrication units, jewelleries etc.
Meanwhile, AACWA demanded the contractor concerned to immediately start construction
of the foot over bridges at Naharlagun and Ganga Market here.
It said that the materials dumped to be used for construction of the over bridge
is creating parking problem which may also cause fatal road accident.
Sir Career Fair-2014 begins on May 31
ITANAGAR, May 29: Like the previous year, the two-days "Sir Career Fair-2014" will
be held at Siddhartha Hall here on May 31 and June 1.
Around 20 reputed institutes from different parts of the country are expected to
participate in the Fair.
The main objective of this Career Fair is to provide a suitable platform for the
students aspiring for higher education to have a face to face interaction with the
representatives of different institutes regarding various professional and academic
courses. It is a great opportunity for students to choose the right career at the
doorsteps without wasting time and money.
PADWS hold development meeting
ITANAGAR, May 29: Pampoli Area Development Welfare Society (PADWS) in a meeting held
at Ramgang village discussed various development issues and problems faced by the
The meeting appealed to the power department for regular supply of electricity to
all the electrified villages. Irregular or non-supply of electricity has not only
affected the day-to day life of the villagers but also incurring loss to subscribers
of satellite television, the meeting observed.
Other issue discussed in the meeting were, monthly issue of LPG cylinder to the consumers,
MREGA wages as per Govt. norms and early payment of land compensation against land
acquired for trans-Arunachal highway, preservation of flora and fauna.
Representatives from all the 20 villages of the area attended the meeting.
VKV Arun Jyoti conducts personality development camp at Jirdin
AALO, May 29: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Aalo Branch has successfully conducted
three days Residential Personality Development camp at VKV, Jirdin from May 25 to
27 for the students from class VI to XII. Huge numbers of participants including
30 volunteers of VKAJ and 90 participants from various places of West Siang, East
Siang and Upper Subansiri districts turned up for the camp.
Participating at the inaugural session, Col. G S Chundawat, Commanding Officer, 19th
Grenadiers, Indian Army, Bogdo gave fruitful deliberation on personality development,
communication skills and other values of life that are essential in the present day
Apart from the lecture sessions, the camp was designed to engage the participants
in various activities like yoga for mental and physical, awareness Workshop for upbringing
their inner talents and to let them know the essence of team work, games for physical
fitness and developing concentration and memory power, group discussion for enhancing
their communication skills, patriotic songs to create the sense of patriotism among
the participants and devotional songs to develop spiritual feeling among the participants.
The main motto of the camp was to mould the personality of the youth and to channelize
their energies towards the goodwill of the society and the nation. DIPRO
APPDSU inspects Polytechnic premise
ITANAGAR, May 29: After receiving a complaint from the students union and authority
of Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic Itanagar, informing unabated encroachment of institute
premise by some groups, a team of All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU)
today inspected the site. In its report union claimed that college boundary wall
was allegedly brought down by some miscreants to make their way through it. APPDSU
also claimed that encroachers have notoriously planted bamboo around the wall. It
also stated that IRBN personnel of BN colony Chimpu use the campus wall as by pass
and college football and volleyball ground is being used as approach road. The union
further urged the district administration to look into the matter and take appropriate
action against the encroachers before things gone out of proportion.
One arrested on forgery charge
ITANAGAR, May 29: City police arrested a person on forgery charge and recovered huge
quantity of fake seals, and documents from him.
The accused Binod Sharma (33) of Puthimari in Sonitpur district, Assam was arrested
by a team of police led by SI T Loya after a complaint of forgery of medical documents
was registered against him. A huge quantity of forged documents like cash memo, registration
card, prescription slip of RKM Hospital, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun, Assam
Medical College, Christian Medical College, Vellore and 26 fake seals from his possession.
The accused is the proprietor of M/s J B Drug House, Itanagar. Over the last couple
of months he has prepared fake MR Bills for Govt. servants of different department,
the SP informed.
Further investigation is in progress, the SP added.
ANSU stands firm on demand
ITANAGAR, May 29: All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) standing firm on its demand for
termination of all officers involved in the alleged misappropriation of central fund
meant for construction of 10 ST/SC girls' double storey hostel building at Palin
under Kurung Kumey district, sought clarification from the Department of Social Justice
Empowerment and Tribal Affair regarding the release of first installment of fund
amounting to Rs 624.50 lakh without verifying the work done by PWD, Sangram Division.
Referring to a news item appeared on May 28 issue of this daily giving clarification
by the department of social justice empowerment and tribal affairs wherein the department
blamed the PWD Central Zone Chief Engineer for the misappropriation of fund, ANSU
demanded termination of the PWD Central Zone Chief Engineer from the post for the
alleged misappropriation of fund. ANSU also equally held the Department of Social
Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs responsible for the misappropriation of fund
alleging that the first installment of the fund was released without proper verification
of the work.
ANSU also demanded the state government to appoint an enquiry committee against the
PWD Sangram Division. According to ANSU, majority of the officers posted in the aforesaid
division are doing corruption to siphon off fund meant for public welfare.
Moreover, some of the officers are staying in the Sangram division for more than
eight years which is also against the government transfer and posting rule. ANSU
claimed that the union is ready for providing authentic documents against the Sangram
PWD division when it is sought for. ANSU gave the state Government a week's time
to terminate all those officers allegedly involved in the misappropriation of fund
meant for construction of girls hostel at Palin failing which the students union
threatened to launch democratic movement.
East Siang to have Sainik school
ITANAGAR, May 29: A joint survey team constituted by the Arunachal Pradesh government
has given go ahead nod for establishment of the Sainik school at Industrial Growth
Centre (IGC), Niglok under Ruksin Circle of East Siang district.
The six-member team headed by Elementary Education director Bodong Yirang as its
chairman visited the site yesterday to ascertain the facts like availability of land
for the school, hostel, dispensary and play ground besides water and electricity,
official sources said here today. As per the joint survey team report, the IGC Niglok
has sufficient land measuring about 583 acres and the requirement of the school is
just 40 acres with strength of 300 Students and 50 acres for 600 students, sources
Yirang said the site would be best for establishment of the school as almost all
infrastructures required were available. PTI
ACR urges Rijiju to review all 'peace talks'
ITANAGAR, May 29: Arunachal Citizen's Rights (ACR) extended its appreciation to Prime
Minister Narendra Modi for inducting Kiren Rijuju of Arunachal Pradesh as the Union
Minister of State for Home.
"It is a matter of joy and pride for Arunachal in particular and North East as a
whole that Rijuju has been given such an important responsibility," ACR said in a
While congratulating Rijuju, ACR requested him to bring marked changes in the way
the region has been treated and managed and address the conflicts and insurgencies
of the region.
Noting that the GOI has entered into peace talks with many insurgency groups but
even after decades of negotiation, no logical conclusion could be found, ACR urged
Minister Rijiju to critically review all peace talks.
"There is a need to involve political leaders and experienced civil society leaders
of the North Eastern region as interlocutors of the peace processes rather than appointing
retired officials as interlocutors. The Centre could use services of leaders such
as former Mizoram Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga, who himself gave up arms and went
to lead Mizoram for peaceful settlements of the conflicts with the insurgent groups
in the North East. There is a need for out of the box thinking to resolve the conflicts."
Missing children recovered from Rakso
ZIRO, May 29: After an ordeal of 5 days, the two missing kids namely Milik Apum son
of Kayon Apum and Pordum Jora were recovered by a police team led by Dy SP John Pada
under the supervision of SP Ziro PN Khrimey yesterday.
The duos were found from Rakso village under Palin circle of Kurung Kumey district.
The two kids went missing on May 23 from Higher Secondary School, Hapoli. The parents,
and Taga family with whom these two kids were currently living at Hapoli extended
their gratitude to Biri Nisu and his family members who sheltered these two kids
at their home in Rakso village since May 24 till they were reunited with their family
IMC to discuss on solid waste management
ITANAGAR, May 29: The week-long celebration to mark the completion of one year of
Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) will focus on creating public awareness on solid
waste management, traffic rules and other related issues and problems.
The seventh business session of IMC held on May 27also decided to organize mass social
service for garbage collection and dumping in all the 30 wards of the municipality
as part the celebration. The council sought the cooperation of the authorities and
The celebration begins on June 4.
APETA writes to CS
ITANAGAR, May 29: Claiming that the National Pension System (NPS) accounts of all
regular employees under the education department appointed after 2008 have not been
maintained properly, Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association (APETA) has
appealed to the chief secretary to issue directive to the DDOs for maintenance of
up-to-date NPS accounts within a month. "If proper maintenance of NPS account is
not possible, it should be converted to GPF, the Association opined.
APJEE results out
ITANAGAR, May 29: The results of the Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination
(APJEE), 2014 for selection of candidates for various degree (PCB) and Diploma courses
conducted by Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Technical Education, a statutory
body under the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
yesterday has been declared today.
The names of the candidates who have secured the top 10 positions are as follow:
Degree (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)-PCB Category - I
Out of the 5556 valid applicants, 4255 candidates appeared the Examination.
The results are available in the departmental website -www.apdhte.nic.in and www.exametc.com
Fire incident at Niti Vihar claims one
ITANAGAR, May 29: A woman was charred to death in a fire incident that claimed four
SPT type houses at Niti Vihar here today. According to Itanagar fire service OC Koj
Taro, Pushpa Tamang - a woman in her 70s was burnt alive when the fire broke out
at about 11 in the morning. "She was inside the house when the incident occurred.
Other three members of the house survived the incident," confirmed the OC.
The fire which occurred near the traffic point, Niti Vihar further engulfed three
houses belonging to Godak Rubi, Godak Tatak and Godak Takap.
All the properties belonging to the households were lost in the incident and is being
assessed, the OC said, adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Capital Youth Organization (CYO) has sought relief and rehabilitation
for the victims. In its letter seeking compensation for the victim to the Capital
DC, it alleged that the reason for the incident is short circuit and that fire tender
arrived late. It further appealed the administration to conduct programmes to spread
awareness about disaster and its preventive measure.
Further CYO has appealed DC to issue notice for free movement of emergency vehicles
like fire tender and ambulance. They stated that often due to traffic congestion
these vehicles do not reach in time.
AAPSU, YSR foundation come closer for free education to Arunachalee students
ITANAGAR, May 29: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today disclosed
that it is collaborating with the Dr YSR Educational and Welfare Foundation Group
of Institution in promoting ‘Free Higher and Technical Education’. The educational
project is especially for the students belonging to ST/SC/OBC and minority of Northeast
states, it is offering free higher and technical courses across nine different educational
institutions run by the YSR group at Hyderabad.
Addressing the mediapersons at Arunachal Press Club here today AAPSU general secretary
Biru Nasi informed that AAPSU team had visited all those institutions of YSR group
at Hyderabad for verification. The institutions are well equipped and faculties are
highly qualified, Nasi informed adding one can log on www.yrsewf.in for more details
about these institutions. Nasi further informed that all documents regarding these
nine educational institutions have been submitted to the Directorate of Higher and
Technical Education, Itanagar for scrutiny. After getting clearance from the Directorate
of Higher and Technical Education, forms will be available at AAPSU office, Itanagar.
Stating that many North-eastern students could not take up technical courses outside
the parent state due to financial factor, Nasi informed that under the above mentioned
project, students can undertake courses such as B Tech, computer science, civil and
mechanical engineering, B Sc nursing, ANM, GNM and many others within a minimal fee
Students with 50 percent marks in 10th and 12th examinations can avail the benefits
of the project by paying registration fee of Rs 25 thousand for eight semesters,
informed Nasi. Students have to pay Rs 60 thousand as hostel fee but it will be refunded
after the completion of the course, he added.
Nasi further informed that the organization has tied up with the State Bank of India
(SBI) so that those students who don’t have money for hostel fee can avail it from
SBI as educational loan, which again will be refunded by the YSR group. There are
instances where state government don’t release funds for the scholarships, Nasi
said and added that AAPSU will sign a MoU with the YSR group so that even if
the concern state government stops releasing funds, students will not be affected
All Assam Student Association (AASA) educational secretary Jamil Tapadar, who was
present there informed that it is collaborating with the YSR group since 2009 and
as many as 450 students are availing its benefits. He further informed that Eastern
Naga Student Federation of Nagaland has also started collaborating with the YSR group
from last year.
CS-led delegation meets FFC
ITANAGAR, May 29: A high level delegation of Arunachal Pradesh led by Chief Secretary
Ramesh Negi returned yesterday from New Delhi after a detailed and fruitful official
level discussion with the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) on May 27 last.
In the three-hour long meeting with all the members and senior officers of the Commission,
the Chief Secretary highlighted the typical and unique characteristic of the State
especially in relation to the huge forest cover, sparse and spread out population,
geography and related climatic conditions and the development disability caused by
these factors. A detailed presentation was also made by the Finance Secretary detailing
the development activities in the state, state finances, views of the state on issues
flagged by the Commission.
The issues of gap in the Non Plan Grants recommended by the Thirteenth Finance Commission
and actual expense on account of implementation of the 6th Pay Commission amounting
to about Rs 5000 Crores, special grants for maintenance of roads and Govt buildings,
equity for Hydro power were highlighted during the meeting.
The Commission took cognizance of the specific and unique aspects and difficulties
emanating thereof and provided valuable inputs.
The Commission is likely to visit Arunachal in the 2nd week of June 2014 to meet
the Chief Minister and his Cabinet Colleagues to finalise the demands of the state.
It may be mentioned that Finance Commissions are constituted every five year by the
Govt of India to recommend inter se distribution of Non Plan Grants and share of
Central Taxes among the States.
The Chief Secretary was accompanied by Principal Secretary (Home & Power), Development
Commissioner, Principal Secretary (Forest), Secretary (Power), Secretary, (Finance
& Planning), Secretary (RD), Addl PCCF and IGP, according to an official release.
CAB reviews activities, stresses on mass awareness
ITANAGAR, May 29: The Childline Advisory Board (CAB) Itanagar held its first meeting
today under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex
Mige Kamki to review the functioning of Childline and suggest measures to enhance
The Director Childline Fr. Cyriac SDB presenting a power point presentation on the
activities of childline services in India informed that Childline 1098 is a national,
24-hour toll free and emergency outreach service for children in need of care & protection
and that any child or concerned adult can dial 1098 to avail of its emergency assistance.
The concept evolved as a response to children's need for assistance especially when
other day care services were not available.
The CHILDLINE-1098 service was initiated on June 20, 1996 in Mumbai as a field action
project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and in Itanagar, it was initiated in
the Year 2011. Childline is a Govt. - NGO - Corporate partnership and the largest
NGO network in India. It works as a link between Govt. of India and civil societies.
In Itanagar Don Bosco School is working as a Collaborative Organization for Childline.
The Director further informed that children who generally make a call are street
children, child addicts, abused children, mentally ill children, child laborers,
children affected by disaster, HIV/AIDS infected children, differently-able children,
trafficked children etc. whom they try to provide emergency response within 60 minutes
Informing that in the last one year, Childline has received a total of 16657 calls,
the Director Childline requested the DC as well as the SP Capital SP Kuruvilla to
provide vehicle support to Childline as and when required in case intervention to
which both said that Police PCR vans can be used for any kind of such emergency.
The DC also asked them to organise a training of all the stakeholders to sensitize
them who in turn can sensitize people about Childline as many people are not aware
of its existence. The DC also requested SP to organise training to sensitize his
personnel about the same.
The Director also stressed that for systematic implementation of its services there
should be good networking between Childline and District Administration. The DC in
turn assured that all help would be provided from the District Administration for
such a noble deed.
The team of Childline also requested the District Medical Officer, Yupia Dr. S Ronya
to give free and top priority medical assistance to every cases referred by Childline
and to train the Nurses and Doctors on child right and child protection. They also
suggested for installation of Drop Boxes in all the schools to report cases of abuse
to which the DC agreed to look into the matter.
Elizabeth Tangiang briefed on the role of Oju Welfare Association which provides
shelters to orphans and destitutes. Earlier, the Deputy Director, ICDS Dani Yami
gave a brief introduction about CAB, its composition, functions and role.
Among others, the EAC Itanagar Habung Lampung and DIPRO Yupia Y Jerang had attended
the meeting alongwith the team of Childline. DIPRO
Tawang condemns Bomdila incident
TAWANG, May 29: The Panchayat members of Tawang today strongly condemned attack on
MLAs from Tawang by few anti-social elements during the last rites of TG Rinpoche
at Bomdila on May 27 last.
The act of stone pelting and damaging vehicles of the MLAs by the miscreants under
the cover of mob is a cowardly act, the panchayat members said in a meeting held
under the chairmanship of the Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jambey Tsering today. The
members present in the meeting also demanded that miscreants involved in violence
should immediately be booked and punished.
They further appealed to the Chief Minister to bring out the inquiry report of death
of TG Rinpoche from the Delhi Police and to make it public so that the rumors being
spread about the mysterious death of Rinpoche becomes clear.
Presiding over the meeting the ZP chairperson said "Bomdila and Tawang share very
close bilateral relationship since many decades and few miscreants are trying to
disrupt the cordial affiliation of the two districts." He further appealed to the
general public of the two districts to maintain peace and harmony.
"Any misunderstandings or problems should be solved amicably through negotiations
and dialogue so that peace and harmony is not disturbed; Violence is never a solution
to any problem," he added.
Leki Phuntso Anchal Chairperson (Kitpi Block Tawang) also appealed to the Chief Minister
to conduct enquiry into the incident of violence and solve the matter at the earliest.
He also made an earnest request to all the people of the two districts to keep calm
and maintain harmony. The meeting also deeply condoled the death of Rinpoche and
prayed for his eternal peace. DIPRO
Anshu scales 3 peaks in 6 days in Nepal Himalayas!
ITANAGAR, May 29: Three time Everest summitter Anshu Jamsenpa was felicitated in
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on 27 May by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation,
Government of Nepal for climbing three Himalayan peaks namely Lobuche (6119 mt),
Pokhalde (5896 mt) and Island Peak (6189 mt) successively on May 13, 16 and 18 respectively.
During the course of her three peak expedition, she trekked through three high passes
- Cho La (5330 mt), Reno (5360 mt) and Kongma La (5533 mt).
While most of the mountaineers returned back to their respective countries, Anshu
went on to climb these three peaks undeterred by a deadly avalanche which killed
16 sherpa climbers just above her camp site at 19000 ft. While she was descending
from her three peak expedition, she got yet another sad news that an Indian woman
mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two sherpa guides lost their lives nearby. They got
buried under heavy snow fall triggered by an avalanche on May 20 in the periphery
of Khumbu region. This year the mountain expeditions has been one of the worst, stated
MS Burlakoti, Joint Secretary Government of Nepal while congratulating her for patronizing
Nepal Himalayas for the last five years stated that his Ministry would adjust the
royalty fee USD 11000 in her next Everest Expedition scheduled during spring 2015.
Earlier a Certificate of Achievement was handed over to Anshu by SPCC and SNPBZMC.
She was also felicitated at the Indian Embassy, Kathmandu. First Secretary, Abhay
Kumar presented her a book "Remains" duly signed by the diplomat himself. He stated
that Anshu is the pride of India and her mountaineering achievement is a big source
of inspiration and encouragement to the youths at large and women in particular.
He also made an audio visual presentation on 'Earth Anthem' which UNESCO has hailed
as a creative and inspiring initiative that would contribute bringing the world together.
The diplomat requested Anshu to be one of the global ambassadors for 'Earth Anthem'
to which she agreed in principal to do her bit for mother nature.
Roads in century-old Pasighat town in shambles
PASIGHAT, May 29: Heavy and intermittent rainfall on the onset of monsoon worsened
deplorable Pasighat town roads, giving a harrowing time to the commuters. The large
and numerous potholes of the town roads filled with muddy water have created immense
trouble to the cabdrivers, who are experiencing the worst travel.
The main road at Pasighat market and other link roads in the oldest town are still
in a pathetic state, depicting utter responsibility of the political leaders elected
from the area. The local residents have lamented that 'Pasighat Municipal Council'
is yet to achieve its goal even after one year has passed from its formation (election).
The main road of the town passing across Pasighat Bazar and connecting NH-52 and
DC's office is lying in deplorable state for the last few years. A negligible portion
of the road was repaired on the eve of Centenary Celebration in early 2011, but the
low quality re-carpeting was damaged after a few months.
Construction of drain in and around Pasighat town is another burning problem one
of the town dwellers. Life of the local residents and business communities becomes
so miserable during rainy season due to lack of proper drainage system in the township.
According to official sources, District Urban Development department received Rs
90 lakh under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) in the year 2011-12 for construction
of drains in and around Pasighat market. The amount was spent for drain construction
in a small portion of the township, but larger portion is yet to cover with drainage
for disposal of rainwater and lavatory refuses.
Official in District Urban Development department here said that schemes have been
submitted to the authority for improvement of road in Pasighat towns, but these are
yet to be sanctioned by the government as there is no money/fund in state plan for
Alleging that former Pasighat-East MLA had miserably failed to address civic problems
in the century-old Pasighat township, the local people urged their new MLA Kaling
Moyong, to take bold initiative for infrastructure development of the town besides
providing basic needs to the local residents.
SSA district mission takes important decisions
ITANAGAR, May 29: SSA District Mission, Yupia organized a one day meeting of ZPMs
of the district on quality, monitoring and rationalization of teachers at Urban Resource
Centre Naharlagun yesterday.
Attending meeting Papum Pare DDSE highlighted some important issues and problems
of the district pertaining to quality, monitoring and rationalization of teachers.
The District Project Coordinator presented a PowerPoint presentation about status
of schools, enrolment and teacher position.
The meeting unanimously resolved go ahead with the last year's resolution to call
back SSA teachers to their original place of posting be implemented in-toto within
the first week of June to meet the shortage and single teacher school in the interior
schools of the district. The meeting suggested the DDSE to issue immediate posting
order to those teachers who are serving under Capital Complex from other circles.
Chief Councilor (IMC) Higio Aruni assured to provide her full cooperation regarding
rationalization of teachers from Capital Complex and suggested not to open new schools
Presiding over the meeting Papum Pare ZPC Nabam Aka supported the resolution for
sending back teachers in their original place of posting and requested the education
department to release salary of SSA teachers regularly to avoid absenteeism of teachers.
She suggested the ZPM's to extend their full cooperation with department to achieve
the goal of RTE.
The meeting was attended by the ZPMs of the Papum Pare district.
We strongly support and applaud the initiation of the capital administration to curb
black marketing of LPG cylinder in capital city. We are very much thankful to the
administration especially D.C Capital "Mige Kamki" in particularly. We also express
our sincere gratitude to all those personnel who helped and took trouble in seizure
of illegal LPG cylinder from different places after our sincere approach.
It is very common and routine view to see long queue of people in various counters
of gas agency due to limited availability of LPG in capital city. Everybody is aware
that acute shortage of LPG cylinder is due to uncheck illegal black marketing of
cylinder due to which the common poor person suffers most.
This illegal black marketing and mismanagement in the distribution of LPG cylinder
has been a major source of problem and mental harassment to the common people.
DC capital stood to his commitment and took step to check black-marketing. We have
been pursuing this issue with him for long. Further we promise to the administration
to extend our full co-operation and help to the authority. We also request our district
administration to carry out similar raid in future regularly.
This effort shall definitely bring some change and minimize the headache of the many
people in the capital.
President, Padi Laji
(Capital Youth Organization)
IFCSAP not against anyone
This is in response to one Tarak Kuyu’s letter published in Readers’ Forum column
of your daily on 28th May 2014. The IFCSAP feel pity for his ignorant. Since formation
of the IFCSAP in the year 1999, the organization is vigorously pursuing for the preservation,
promotion of Art, Culture, and belief system, with both Tangible and Intangible aspect
of the only living Cultures of Arunachal Pradesh.
Therefore on 23rd May 2014 IFCSAP submitted a memorandum to Hon’ble Chief Minister
of Arunachal Pradesh for induction of Minister and Parliamentary Secretary in Art
& Culture Department, one who is conversant of the concept and meaning of the Art,
Culture and is familiar with the various art and cultures of more than 100 ethnic
group of Arunachal Pradesh. Only such person can guide the department towards vibrant
growth and development of various distinct cultures of Arunachal Pradesh, by proposing
and bringing more innovative schemes with due consideration to both the Tangible
and Intangible aspects of various arts and culture of Arunachal.
We do not have any doubt on the capability of previous Minister & Parliamentary Secretary,
the status of the Society speaks a lot, it is evident from the cropping up of various
Mandirs, Churches, Masjids where as the indigenous people are devoid of such land
and are organizing the prayers at their individual residents alternately. The Status
of Shaman, who are custodian of oral tradition, the base and foundation of the cultural
Heritage, who give day and night service to the society and humanity is least cared
and not getting the platform to expose their natural spiritual knowledge.
IFCSAP acknowledge the long list of infrastructures mentioned by the Tarak Kuyu.
But he should be sensible enough to know that infrastructure is a tangible part of
cultural heritage. Avoiding the intangible aspect and caring only for tangible aspect
tantamount to murdering of culture. IFCSAP strongly feels that to preserve and promote
a culture one need to take care of both the aspect of culture, like caring the body
and soul, then Arts, language, etc will take care of themselves. He should not mislead
people by issuing such confusing statement.
Hence, IFCSAP feel that we would be fortunate to have a Minister/Parliamentary Secretary
who is knowledgeable, belongs to that culture and is practicing, innovative, artistic
and resourceful. Only such person can make meaning full scheme/project suiting the
various living culture of Arunachal Pradesh. And bring funds from the centre and
induct development in every aspects of Art and Culture, like construction of Indigenous
Priest institution, documentation and practicing of ritual chanting, including documentation
of customary system- laws, dress, culinary, folk dance, folk song, folk tale, folk
lore and traditional dramas, crafts and dialect of each tribal community. To establish
such documentation cum training centre at various major villages so as to preserve
and promote the living Art and Culture. Governments can also undertake to establish
Sangeet, Natak and Drama institution for the upliftment of the budding artist of
For information of general public that in Departmental manual the domain of activities
of Art and Cultural department are mentioned as:- documentation of audio-visual,
photographs, publication of books, workshop, Seminars and construction of traditional
cultural institution like Gompas, Deres, Namlos , Rangshumhum etc. at every major
villages of state to protect, promote and preserve the age old traditional faith
& culture of tribal community in Arunachal Pradesh.
IFCSAP want to tell that we are neither against any official, Minister, Parliamentary
Secretary etc. Rather we want more creativity and skill person to guide the department
of Art & Culture.
Episode of jellyfish at Kimin
Few days back one Y. Kana wrote about Kimin as an antisocial hub for which a befitting
reply was seen the other day. Through my eyes it seems the disease has followed suit
from our capital. Often we say “Loss of Culture is Loss of Identity”. So let’s say
was it! Or is it our culture? A society is nothing but a composite of individuals.
The collective behavior of individuals is called culture. But the traditional thinker’s
mind is paralyzed. They are reasons; it’s been this way for a hundred years. Therefore,
it must be good and must stay this way. Why risk the change?
I understand in this great time of Exodus, we need land to dwell; technically it’s
right but ethically weak. All of life is nothing more than a projection, like an
LCD projector, we project into our outer worlds who we are in our inner worlds. If
we show our younger ones the way to illegal encroachment rather than the other way,
they cannot help but respond in the same manner.
Someone said I don’t need to know the language to say I’m in love; likewise, we don’t
need to own a luxurious SUV, put on branded clothes or use latest gadgets to picture
I am no Gandhi and I am not correcting or criticizing anybody. I am just a simple
teacher trying to motivate our younger generation to realize the mistake done by
our elders and not to follow suit because the whole episode seems like a jellyfish
swallowing a snail and since the snail is protected in the shell, it remains alive.
But for its survival it needs food. So, it starts eating the jellyfish. This is nature
in its true form. This is not fiction: ‘It is always the enemy within, that consumes
and destroys society’.
Abson Tana, Kimin
State needs vibrant electronic media
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to put-forward one of the burning subjects
that sometimes visit me. It has been almost 25 years when our first Newspaper, the
‘Echo of Arunachal’ was started by our own respected late ‘Lummer Dai’. Now, what
I could think from my reasonable mind is; he gave us a platform to progress in the
field of Journalism. Of course, we have progressed; from a single fortnightly paper
to the present, wherein 7 dailies are published. But the journey of 25 plus years
demands much more.
Today, when we turn to television, we sees our immediate neighbour, ‘Assam’ having
owned and operating numbers of private channels, telling every bit of happenings,
right from a petty family quarrel to the LIVE updates of their MPs & MLAs vote counting.
Of course, there are many, which invite criticism; but these criticisms help them
for further improvement and development in their activities.
But, what I see is that our state still remains stagnant in the field of Electronic
Media. I hope someday I would be watching day-on-day basis news from every corner
of our State in the ‘After-noon Special’ or ‘Evening Prime-time’ news. Therefore,
I would like to appeal all the journalist fraternities, influential personalities,
political leaders and the Government of our State to take united effort and initiate
for a positive-change to our 25 years old journalistic journey.
Joram Tabin, Yupia.
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Capital complex has been battling LPG crisis for the past many months. It is noticed
that gas agencies of capital is not able to fulfill the demands of consumers. One
has to wait for months after booking to get actual delivery. One of the possible
reasons for such delay is being attributed to black marketing of cylinders. Yesterday
team of officers from Food & Civil Supplies (F&CS) department and general administration
swung into action and raided all the commercial establishments like restaurants,
hotels, road-side eateries, fabrication units and jewellery shops etc in the Capital
Complex. They seized huge number of highly subsidized domestic cylinders meant for
domestic cooking purposes.
Divided into three groups, the official teams along with IRBN personnel carried
out the surprise checking at all the commercial institutions of Itanagar, Naharlagun
and Banderdewa. Such checking should be carried out on weekly basis, so that black
marketing can be curbed. The Food & Civil Supplies department should also investigate
the role of gas agencies in this regard. There are possibilities of black marketer
developing coordination with gas agencies to run their racket. Strong action should
be initiated against such unscrupulous elements.