HUNLI, May 22: The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidalaya (KGBV) is a Central Govt scheme
which was launched in August, 2004 for setting up residential schools at upper primary
level for girls belonging to the SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult areas. Altogether
48 KGBVs were sanctioned in 15 districts of Arunachal Pradesh which are functioning.
Each KGBV school is set up with enrollment of girl children as per the capacity and
all these schools are running in rented or owned buildings.
However, delay in fund release by the state Government for past few years by the
state government has caused enormous difficulties in running schools in remote area
like KGBV Hunli.
KGBV, Hunli is a success story as far as the girl child education is concerned in
this remotest corner of the country. In its ninth year, this school is synonymous
with accessibility and reliability. The school has strived consistently for the utmost
quality and it has been hailed for its endeavour from every corner for providing
better support system to the girl children.
Equipped with a dedicated team of teachers and staffs, the KGBV Hunli envisions the
spread of education in the hitherto unknown hilly hamlet and the expansion beyond.
But the prospect of this vision now hangs in the air due to delayed salary and stipend.
For the past four months this delay has put at stake the future of 100 students,
all from very poor background and in dire need of financial security.
Meanwhile, the AAPKGBVTA has pleaded to the state for immediate release of their
payment as the reopening date of the academic session knocks the door. The present
financial crisis that the Arunachal witnesses cannot be reason, at any cost, to make
the scapegoats out of the financially disadvantaged girl children crying out for
a ray of hope in the form of KGBV. Any excuse to deny the channeling of funds to
these children is not less than clouding the ray that thousands of girl children
have built their dreams around.
Irrespective of all sorts of problems the Arunachal Pradesh must act, and act timely
to ensure that no risk lies in the way of their future. The only way to that future
which we are fond of repeating in discourses is nothing but education. And schools
such as KGBVs are the mainstay and the instruments of education. If timely fund is
not released we are playing with the future.( Komini Meto)
Ering tours Siang
PASIGHAT, May 22: Peace, unity and reconciliation are crucial for the development
of the state, East Arunachal MP Ninong Ering said during his three days tour to Siang
Ering reached remote Beging village on foot and also visited Pangin, Riga, Pangkang-Jorkong
villages amidst warm reception accorded by the villagers.
On the way to Beging, the MP sanctioned Rs 3 lacs for maintenance of the hanging
bridge and inspected the ongoing PMGSY project.
At Pangin, Ering sanctioned Rs 22 lacs Community Hall, Rs 5 lacs for football field
development and Rs 2 lacs for drainage system at Riga and while visiting Pangkang-Jorkong,
he assured to grant Rs 15 lacs soon for Dere and water supply project. At all places,
the MP called on people to continue living in harmony and enjoy the peace that were
essential to create conducive environment for development. He made aware of the beneficial
schemes and projects of the state government amidst the massive gathering.
Ering laid stress on skill development, CM's Universal Health Insurance Schemes and
various employment generation schemes and stated that everywhere that steps would
be taken to make Siang a model district. There would be no dearth of funds to make
this mission a success. All basic amenities would be provided at the district on
priority, he assured.DIPRO
ACL reconstruction surgery at RKMH
ITANAGAR, May 22: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgeries were
performed on two patients by Dr. Lenin Ligu at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar
Arthroscopic surgery of the knee is a procedure in which surgeon makes two or three
very small key holes in knee and performs operations looking at a TV monitor.
ACL is one of the most common ligaments to get injured in contact sports. Patients
can avail this service at an affordable price at RKMH as compared to other Hospitals
outside the state.
Osteoporosis is one of the most common ailments affecting the older population. It
is weakness of bone due to ageing where bone becomes weak due to lack of calcium.
Spine bones are most common and often patients suffer from insufficiency fractures.
Recently another surgery called "balloon kyphoplasty" was also done by Dr. Ligu.
In this procedure a needle is introduced inside vertebra under x- ray guidance and
collapsed bone's height is restored by inflating a balloon and bone cement is introduced
for internal splinting.
ITANAGAR, May 22: On the eve of Solung Lutor Gidee, a Delong competition was conducted
by the organizing committee amongst various 'Sirums' (age group) of Yibuk, Rayang,
Midland, Agamgite and Gamgu village, Lower Dibang Valley district
The 'Handshake Sirum' (the seniormost sirum), Odum Sirum, Byotem Sirum, Lidor Sirum
and Sayang Sirum (as the youngest sirum) participated in the Delong competition.
The focus of the competition was to spread the message of peace, unity and brotherhood
amongst the Adi society and people living in the region with message "Our Tradition
During the competition, Parliamentary Secretary, WRD cum local MLA Dambuk constituency
Gum Tayeng also witnessed the competition and encouraged for preserving rich cultural
heritage and tradition.
The 'Handshake Sirum' was declared as the winning team while Sayang Sirum finished
Runners up team.
Prizes to the winner and runners up teams were distributed by Taking Perme and Tobing
Lego, president and Secretary of Lidor Sirum.
50 bedded mother and child wing in Pasighat soon
PASIGHAT, May 22: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava today laid the
foundation stone for a fifty bedded mother and child wing at the General Hospital,
DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra informed the DC that a G+1 building would be constructed by the
PWD Pasighat division under National Health Mission (NHM). The main objective of
establishment of the wing was to create additional beds for mothers and children
to reduce maternal and child mortality and to deliver better health service to them.
JDHS Dr. Kabang Lego, Medi. Supdt. Dr. YR Darang, ZPC Kaling Dai, Er. Tameng Jamoh
EE (PWD) and doctors were present at the event. DIPRO
Electoral officers urged to achieve target under NERPAP
KOLORIANG, May 22: Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner cum DEO Mamata Riba today called
upon the ERO's and AERO's to work dedicatedly to achieve the National Electoral
Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) 2015 implementation target
within their respective jurisdiction immediately by organizing public meetings, issuing
circulars and deploying BLO's to collect datas.
Riba was addressing the meeting on implementation NERPAP at DEO's office here today
in presence of EROs/ AEROs of Kurung Kumey and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pania,
S. Lowang from Kra Daadi district. The DC also briefed on the importance of preparing
an error free electoral roll.
During the meeting, the ERO HQ was directed to look into the cause of delay in conducting
programme and action taken as per rules so as to minimize communication gap in future.
Cheechung Chukhu ERO HQ outlined the modality of NERPAP. DIPRO
ANYA demands stringent punishment
ITANAGAR, May 22: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) vehemently condemned the carelessness
of the Power Department that caused loss of four innocent lives in Wak village few
ANYA appealed to the state government to take stringent action against those responsible
for the tragic incident so that such incident does not recur in future. It further
demanded termination of the concern EE and other officials for showing negligence
towards their duty by not monitoring the settings of electric poles, wiring etc.
ANYA appealed to all to be careful to avoid such incident.
Meanwhile, ANYA appealed to the District Magistrate and the GoAP to check influx
of illegal migrants in the state, especially in Capital Complex, without valid ILPs.
Society questions police integrity
ITANAGAR, May 22: The Londa Welfare Society today questioned the integrity of district
police for allegedly failing to arrest the prime accused of 25th February minor girl
rape case at Seppa who is still at large. The society brought the matter before the
Commissioner Home in a representation and informed that district police is yet to
arrest prime accused even after three months. Expressing displeasure over the district
police department for inordinate delay in arrest, the society demanded immediate
arrest of absconding accused. Claiming that without arrest no charge-sheet can be
prepared against the accused, it expressed apprehension that delay in arrest may
create hurdle in legal trail proceeding. The society further appealed the commissioner
home to constitute a fast track court so that accused be given exemplary punishment.
ITANAGAR, May 22: An eleven-year-old boy, Sunu Chetry, son of Shiv Kumar Chetry has
been missing from Saw mill area, 2 Mile, Pasighat since April 25.
The fair complexion boy with height of 4 feet and 11, oval face and short hair was
wearing jeans trouser and green colour sporting shirt, informed Pasighat Police.
Anyone with any information regarding whereabouts of the missing boy may be informed
to Pasighat Police Station (09436058871/ 09436059072)
AAPETA reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, May 22: The All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association (AAPETA)
has reiterated its demand of not deducting the one day salary of state government
employees as decided by the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh
(CoSAAP) for Nepal earthquake victims.
In a release, it expressed apprehension that the one day salary if deducted will
amount to crores of rupees and would not reach the actual victims.
Further deduction of salary is a clear cut violation of the CCS rule and if this
trend goes on with salary deduction every now and then, it will open ways for corruption,
it said adding that the donation may be done through individual contribution.
Benefits under JSY provided
CHANGLANG, May 22: The pending benefits under Janani Surkasha Yojna (JSY) of Changlang
district were provided to the beneficiaries today.
A total of 190 beneficiaries out of the total 287 were paid in cash while rest nine
were given in cheques.
Earlier, the documents of the bonafide beneficiries were checked at a camp organized
at CHC Bordumsa under the supervision of DMO and DRCHO Changlang on May 19.
The identification of each beneficiary was verified by Dr.S.Chai Pul, DMO and Dr.Tope
Yomcha, DRCHO. DIPRO
ASHA training conducted
ITANAGAR, May 22: A daylong ASHA facilitators training on ASHA functionality indicator
reports and ASHA incentives was organised by District Health Society, Yupia at Naharlagun.
Resource persons of the training were Debojit Borah, consultant Regional Resource
Center, Guwahati, Dr. Tania Raju, District ASHA Nodal Officer, Yupia and DCM J Pertin.
The training was chaired by DMO Papum Pare, Dr. Senlar Ronya and attended by DRCHO
Kipa Tuglik, Asha facilitators and Block Community Mobilisers of Papum Pare district
Capacity building prog on disaster management conducted
ITANAGAR, May 22: A two-days capacity building programme on disaster management was
organised by the department of disaster management, Anjaw at Hawai and Walong circles
on May 18 and 20 respectively. All Gaon Burahs, PRI members, public and Govt staffs
of the circle attended the same.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner N. Ete urged the
stakeholders to stay informed and prepared for any eventualities in the district
to minimize the loss of precious life and property.
Through a power point presentation, Anjaw DDMO S. Tayang explained about the causes
and effects of earthquake. He informed that earthquakes do not kill people but unsafe
buildings do so.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, May 22: The members of Reunited Club, Dumporijo have conducted a social
service cum awareness programme on cleanliness at Dumporijo town recently.
During the social service, the members cleaned the market area of Dumporijo town
besides conducting cleanliness drive in and around ADC, Dumporijo, PWD office, RRB,
Police Station and Dumporijo playground. They also cleaned the market area and disposed
off the garbage.
lDr. D.Saikia, MO incharge, CHC, Dumporijo and shopkeepers also participated in
the social service and appreciated the members of the club for their good deeds.
MLA demands Police beat office at Hospital
PASIGHAT, May 22: Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong called on SP Devendar Arya to open a
police beat office and to deploy police personnel inside the Pasighat General Hospital
compound for the safety and security of doctors and staffs on duty and visitors as
Moyong appealed the police authority to act promptly with an iron hand to apprehend
and award exemplary punishment to the anti-social elements, so that no one dares
to repeat unwanted activities in future. At the same time, he made a fervent appeal
to the people to cooperate with the administration in containing crimes in the township.
SP Arya assured for prompt action and appealed the people to extend wholehearted
support to preserve peace and tranquility in the society. (DIPRO)
Seminar on RTE Act
DAPORIJO, May 22: Upper Subansiri District Institute of Education and Training (DIET)
has conducted a seminar on the 'Role and provisions of RTE Act, 2009 and child entitlements
under RTE Act here on May 19.
Senior lecturers T.V Srinivasan and D. P Diwakar also spoke, while the second semester
PSTE course students presented their papers.
All the faculty members and fourth semester students were present on the occasion.
School freed of encroachers
NAMSAI May 22: The District Administration of Namsai has evicted the encroachers
from school land at Solungtoo-II under Lathao Circle on May 22. The eviction drive
was carried by N. M. Das, ADC cum Estate Officer Namsai, Ribi Karlo, CO cum Executive
Magistrate, Lathao and assisted by APP police personals led by SI, Namsai Police
Around 2000 Tea saplings planted by encroachers on the notified school land and the
bamboo fencing erected were totally uprooted and dismantled accordingly in presence
of GB, Public Leaders, PRI Leaders and School Management Committee.
The demarcated school land has been handed over to the School Management Committee
by District Administration with an advice to dig boundary trenches around the school
land and keep the land protected for the benefit of the school children for which
the land has been notified by the Government.
15-member SAA Board constituted
ITANAGAR, May 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is also the president of Sports
Authority of Arunachal (SAA) has approved the constitution of a Board of 15-members
of the Authority (SSA) to be effective immediately.
Meanwhile, SSA Chairman Gora Makik has sought cooperation from all to realize and
give a shape to the programmes and policies of the government for development of
sports in the state, especially at grassroots level. He also called upon all the
registered state sports associations to come forward with composite plan and proposal
so that a sports environment can be created in the entire state. DIPR
35 million children need care and protection: Kanth
Workshop exposes low priority on child protection in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, May 22: Around 35 million children in India require care and protection
and need to be socially integrated back home, Delhi Commission for Protection of
Child Rights (DCPCR) Chairperson Amod K Kanth said here today.
"There are ten different categories of children required to be taken care of by government
and organisations through Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) under the Juvenile
Justice Act (JJA) 2000," Kanth said while addressing a day-long workshop on JJA (Care
and Protection) with special emphasis on ICPS.
Citing official data, Kanth, who is also the former DGP of Arunachal Pradesh, said
that around 27-30 lakh IPC crimes were committed annually in India, of which around
38 thousand relate to children.
"Out of this, about 3-5 thousand serious crimes are committed by children," he added.
Kanth, also the general secretary of Delhi-based Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC)
Society further said that after the Nirbhaya incident, where an accused was a juvenile,
there was demand from across the country to make necessary amendment in the Juvenile
Justice Act to bring down the age of juveniles from 18 to 16 so that trial for serious
offender could be done in normal court.
He also added that 98 percent of children who are covered under JJA are non-offenders
and they are happened to need of care protection, and legally entitled to get rehabilitation,
development and social integration opportunities.
Stating that the components of ICPS were just an extension of the JJA, the former
cop said that component of grants for implementing ICPS in NE states include 10 per
cent share by the state government and 90 per cent from the Centre. Referring to
improper implementation of ICPS in the country, he reasoned that because of low budget,
child protection scheme is a low priority in the country.
"As per the JJA, every district in the country should constitute Juvenile Justice
Board (JJB) and Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
The judge for JJBs will be appointed by High Court," he said.
Stressing on the need to appoint child welfare officer and juvenile welfare officer
in each police stations, Kanth said that ICPS is a powerful scheme for the children
in need of care and protection which, is integrated with legal process. He further
stressed on role of the state government to be taken care of juvenile, and said that
the state government has a legal responsibility to take care of them by creating
Kanth also expressed concern about the presence of only one child helpline among
20 districts of the state and urged the voluntary organisations to play an important
role in implementing ICPS in the state.
In his address, IGP Nobin Payeng outlined the role of police in dealing with juvenile
crimes and children who are in need of care and protection. Payeng also disclosed
that Special Juvenile Police Unit in Arunachal is in paper only and there are no
proper infrastructures on the ground.
Speaking at the workshop, ICCW state unit President Jarjum Ete called for the need
to educate people about how traditional tribal practices often go against Indian
laws. "Often, parents end up performing wedding rituals for 15-year old children
who have eloped", she said. Ete added that "unfortunately such practices end up violating
laws ". She also said the practice of adopting children illegally in the state needs
to be stopped.
Earlier, general secretary of Indian Council for Child Welfare, Arunachal Pradesh
unit Mepung Tadar Bage said that in Arunachal Pradesh except for the constitution
of JJB and CWCs, the ICPS was not fully implemented.
"Under the ICPS, Arunachal Pradesh State Child Protection Society was registered
during June 2012 but no further headway was made," she pointed out.
She said, as per the annual report of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for
women (APSCW), CWC of Capital complex and Childline Itanagar, there is a growing
rise of children in need of care and protection.
"One the most disturbing and a major violation of child's rights is the practice
of child marriage which is a norm in many tribes and groups and continues to be so.
The total number of child marriage cases as per APSCW from 2011 to 2014 is 49 cases,"
she pointed out.
"Although there has been a decline with the prevalent laws and Women Commission at
its service the state still has many challenges in ensuring the rights of the child.
The State Commission for protection of Child rights is appendage to the State Commission
for Women," she said.
"In Arunachal Pradesh child right has been a priority to a certain extent in the
field of education and medical facility, however there are many children who still
not have the basic rights, a safe home, right to childhood, right to be safe, right
to be protected from harm," she added.(with inputs from PTI)
Recommendations from the house to GOI and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
1. Establishment of State Commission for protection of child rights
2. Age limit defining a child should remain intact as 18.
3. Implementation of ICPS in the state.
4. Observation homes, special homes, child shelters, children's home should be established
in the entire state.
5. CWC, JJB members, Special Juvenile Police Unit, Child Welfare Officers, Probation
Officers should be trained on regular intervals on child rights.
6. Fund allocations should be given highest priority for implementation of JJ act.
7. Fund allocated for ICPS should not be diverted for other purpose.
8. At least ten child help lines should be started in the state.
9. Establishment of legal aid clinics for juveniles in conflict with law.
10. State government to request UNICEF to support implementation of JJ Act for the
protection and promotion of child rights.
Angry villagers over run Kamba power station
ITANAGAR, May 22: Outraged at the death of four persons at Wak village under Aalo
West Constituency in West Siang district by electrocution on May 19, the angry villagers
reportedly ransacked the Kamba power station and uprooted the 11 KV line electric
poles between Wak and Kamba on Wednesday leading to disruption of power supply in
entire Kamba Sub-division. It is said that Kamba power sub-station is drawing power
from Aalo (23 kilometers away) and the 11 KV line passes through Wak village. Sources
from Kamba informed this daily that more than 20 people armed with sticks and iron
rods forcibly barged into the Power station and went on rampage by damaging the machines.
Agitated villagers have accused the department of sheer negligence which led to the
dead of four innocent persons. Sources added vandalisation has put the entire Kamba
Sub-division into darkness and damaged was done in to such a extent that restoration
of power supply may take months.
Expressing shock over the turn of event, Hirik Hiru Students Union (HHSU), Kamba
today termed the development as totally uncalled for. In a press statement, HHSU
stated the villagers should know that examination is going on at Kamba College. However,
the union expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and appealed to
the villagers to maintain peace and tranquility and not to resort violence out of
anger. Further it demanded the department to immediately restore the power supply.
Meanwhile, various organisations such as Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association, Paktu
Ete Bango, Bene Wak Action Committee, All Aalo Welfare Association, Pushi Bango Welfare
Society and Students Union, Ori Welfare Society, District Mahila Congress Committee,
APWWS Aalo Unit and others staged a sit in dharna against the tragic incident in
front of DC Office at Aalo on Thursday. The organisations held the department responsible
for the incident and demanded for immediate suspension of the officers responsible
for leakage of 11 KV line which killed four people. It also demanded the authority
to provide relief to the injured person during the incident. DC had constituted an
enquiry committee for thorough investigation of incident.
New catfish discovered
ITANAGAR, May 22: A new catfish species "Glyptothorax mibangi" has been found in
the state by a team of ichthyologists from Rajiv Gandhi University.
The team headed by Prof. Debangshu Narayan Das discovered the new catfish from Tisa
River in Longding district. It is being preserved in the Rajiv Gandhi University
Museum of Fishes.
The species has been named after Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi
University, Doimukh, whose patronage has continually been extended to freshwater
fish research and conservation in eastern Himalayan region of India.
The details of the discovery have been published in ZOOTAXA, a New Zealand-based
mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world.
De-addiction camp starts
CHANGLANG, May 22: A free opium de-addiction camp organized by District Health Society,
Changlang and supported by the district administration began here today.
Twenty out of the 62 addicted persons scrutinized from different parts of the district
by a team of doctors from the District Hospital have been selected for the camp.
Informing the health department's de-addiction efforts, District Medical Officer
(DMO) Dr Chai Pul appreciated Changlang Police for providing enough security, who
will keep watchful eyes on the persons undergoing de-addiction round the clock.
All necessary supports and medicines required for the camp are being provided by
the District Administration.
In order to make the de-addiction camp more effective, the DMO requested HODs, Programme
Officers of District Hospital, NGOs to participate in the camp and provide counseling
for those attending camp and about departmental beneficial schemes for them.
The DMO informed that follow up action of the addicted persons will be taken strictly
by asking them to submit report periodically to their respective Medical Officers
and ASHAs for check up. DIPRO
Centre assures to increase minority blocks in state
ITANAGAR, May 22: The Centre has assured to increase the number of minority blocks
in Arunachal Pradesh to expand the outreach of the schemes of the Multi Sectoral
Development Programme (MSDP) under Union Ministry of Minority Affairs.
While discussing the matter with Union Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah
at New Delhi yesterday, Minister for WCD Wanglin Lowangdong requested the Union Minister
to create 22 more MSDP blocks in addition to the existing 26 blocks to which Heptullah
assured that the request would be considered after review.
Lowangdong highlighted the need to introduce more schemes under MSDP to uplift the
condition of the inhabitants in these blocks.
It may be mentioned that MSDP is one of the leading programmes covering development
of all sectors in minority areas.
In another development, Lowangdong called on Union Minister for Women and Child Development
(WCD) Maneka Gandhi and had discussions regarding schemes like the Integrated Child
Development Scheme (ICDS) and others. He apprised the Union Minister about the difficulties
encountered by the State Government in implementing the Child Development Projects
and schemes. He requested the Minister to sanction fund for the procurement of vehicles
for the different ICDS blocks for easier mobility due to the difficult terrain and
the concentration of far flung areas in the State.
Lowangdong emphasised the need for creation and sanction of new ICDS blocks and also
appealed for continuing the allocation of fund to WCD department without any curtailment
mentioning that the present 90:10 share must be continued in view of the unique development
challenges confronting this frontier state. Lowangdong also called on Union Minister
of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram and appealed for increasing the allocation for Arunachal
Pradesh by the Ministry.
Lowangdong mentioned that Arunachal Pradesh being a cent per cent tribal state should
get due benefits towards improving the overall conditions of the local populace.
He also appealed for the establishment of another Eklavya Model Residential School
(EMRS) in the state under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Oram was positive and assured that he will expedite the matter. Lowangdong also invited
the Union Minister to inaugurate the already established EMRS/ Eklavya School at
Lumla in the Tawang at the latter's convenience.
Lowangdong was accompanied by DRC Marto Bagra and OSD (WCD) Sandhya Roychoudhary
In yet another meeting with Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar
Chand Gehlot and senior officials from the Ministry today, Lowangdong requested the
Ministry to allot projects for the benefit of the disabled and physically handicapped
citizens of the state. He opined that in order to facilitate citizen's services to
the disabled and handicapped people. Deputy Commissioner offices in all districts
should be equipped with facilities like special ramps, wheelchairs among others.
To this end, Lowangdong requested the Ministry to provide funds for the same.
They also discussed the possibility of establishing Old Age Homes, Drug De-Addiction
cum Rehabilitation Centres, Homes for Mentally Challenged among others.
The Union Minister mentioned that he was specially committed for the overall development
of Arunachal Pradesh and would offer all help and support from the Ministry.
ASH staff nurse Rewati receives National Florence Nightingale Award
ITANAGAR, May 22: Rewati Jeram, a staff nurse at Arunachal State Hospital (ASH),
was honoured with National Florence Nightingale Award in recognition to her service
to the humanity with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion.
She received the Award from President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion
of International Nursing Day May 12 last.
The National Florence Nightingale Award, established by the Union Health Ministry,
is given to the outstanding nursing personnel employed in Central/State/UTs.
She has always dreamed to be a nurse since her childhood. Fairy tales about Florence
Nightingale and Mother Teresa made her determination even stronger to serve the poor
and needy. Her determination did not die down even after her marriage. She joined
the ANM Centre at Pasighat.
On being asked if she needs any kind of recognition from the society in return of
her selfless services, she says, "God has rewarded me with a small but beautiful
family". Rewati belongs to Assam and married to a Tagin gentleman from Daporijo,
Tayi Jeram, Deputy Controller, Legal Metrology. They are blessed with three responsible
daughters- a doctor, an engineer and a lawyer.
Mithi calls for codification of Tribal Customary Laws
ROING, May 22: "Codification of Tribal Customary Laws is a must", said Mukut Mithi,
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) at Bolung Musup today.
He was attending a seminar "The Role and Importance of Gaon Burah and Banggo Secretary"
by the Kundung Banggo Gaon Burah Kebang at Bolung Musup.
Mithi said that codification of customary laws is a must to maintain uniformity in
delivering justice in all places equally. In his speech, he emphasised on preserving
and enriching the customary laws which is very effective in dealing with many civil
and social problems in our state.
He further informed that the Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation
Act, 1945, which is enforced since the British Govt. empowers the GBs with administrative,
judiciary and policing powers and our Gaon Burahs had been living up to the Act
by maintaining law & order and delivering justice since pre-independence. It should
be preserved and further strengthened, he added.
Bassu Perme, former Dambuk MLA and pioneer of 'Adi Kebang Ayon' speaking as the resource
person on the topic 'Traditional Kebang (Community Meeting) systems and its inception
and evolution with reference to Adi Kebang System' quoted Verrier Elwin that, 'the
Assam Frontier Regulation Act 1945 does infact give the Tribal Councils very wide
powers for it is recognised that they will function and inflict punishment or order
compensation according to their customary laws'. He suggested that more preference
be given to Customary Kebang System as it is the most reliable, impartial and affordable
system of justice delivery.
He further said that Adi Kebang Ayon, a set of Adi customary laws published in 2003
which was released in the Adi Baane Kebang Conference at Tuting in 2014 should be
preserved and strictly followed. Stating that the Adi Council Hall will pave a new
path in the preservation and development of our age old tribal customary laws by
the GBs, Perme lauded Mithi for funding the construction of the hall. He also highlighted
how the Kebang System came into existence in the Adi Society by narrating the place
of settlement/migration of the Adi People since time immemorial.
Among others, Abu Saring, General Secretary ABK, Lower Diabng Valley Unit, Atet Pertin,
legal expert, Martin Lego, General Secretary, Adi Cultural & Literary Society, LDV,
Getom Borang, Vice President, Central ABK also spoke on the various issues related
to the Kebang system.
Earlier, Mithi inaugurated the Adi Council Hall at Bolung funded under MP(RS) LAD
Fund in the year 2013-14 which was followed by avenue plantation.
He was accompanied by Sipi Elapra Linggi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Rajneesh Gupta,
IPS, SP, Roing, Inju Linggi, President, IMCLS, Chiliko Meto, former ZPC. All GBs,
Banggo Secretaries, PRI members, public leaders and village elders of Kundung Banggo
were present on the occasion.
International biodiversity day celebrated at Ziro
ZIRO, May 22: The Biodiversity Management Committees from Aalo, Roing, Daporijo and
Ziro have jointly celebrated the International Day for Biological diversity at Abotani
hall here today.
Addressing the gathering Deputy Commissioner Kamki Darang exhorted the participants
to be fore-runners in protecting nature and create awareness amongst the public about
the importance of maintaining balance between man and nature.
Extending gratitude to the Arunachal Biodiversity Board and National Biodiversity
Authority, Chennai for selecting Ziro to promote biodiversity conservation, he said
that the Ziro Plateau can be an apt example for nature conservation.
Trees more than 100 years old are preserved and treated sacred, a single tree felled
is replaced by planting another two trees, NGOs in the plateau are working hard to
conserve nature he informed and appealed for imbibing these practices throughout
the state. He also suggested for replacing the slash and burn practice of agriculture
with permanent practices by cultivating cash crops.
Nyilang Tam, Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board dealt in detail
on Biodiversity for sustainable development, the theme for this year's International
day for biological diversity. The valued biodiversity of our state is diversely distributed
in the areas under the dominance of ethnic communities who use the biodiversity as
their prime source of food and other economic activities.
Although they have their indigenous way to conserve and harness the bio resources
but with the increasing dependence to meet the growing population there is a need
of scientific intervention in the ethnic practices, Tam said pointing out the role
of the Arunachal Pradesh Board of Diversity in creating awareness about the importance
of the biodiversity.
The technical session saw presentations from Dr B. Sinha, Head of Office, Zoological
Survey of India, Rubu Bukar, Chairman, NCDMS, Dr L R Bhuyan, Scientist, SFRI Itanagar
and Dr Gyati Yam, Research Scholar, NERIST. Endangered species: perspective to Ziro
valley, floral diversity of Arunachal Pradesh and biodiversity conservation through
community based natural resources management in Apatani community were the few topics
that have been discussed during the technical session.
The prizes to the winners of drawing competition held at VKV Ziro on the occasion
were also distributed. Later BMC members from other districts were taken around Ziro
for field visit.
The programme was attended by ZPM Nichi Punyo Paya, ZPM Nitti Tilling Sambya, ACPs,
students, goan buras , NGO representatives and general public.DIPRO
RGURSF demands recruitment of Asstt Professors as per UGC norms
ITANGAR, May 22: A delegation of the Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars' Forum
(RGURSF) today called on Education Minister Tapang Taloh and requested him to
recruit Assistant Professors as per the UGC norms.
In a memorandum to the Education Minister, the Forum informed that the numbers of
students are increasing every academic year, but the number of the teaching faculties
in every department has remained constant without any alteration, the Forum maintained.
The Forum also demanded for early implementation of Rashtriya Uchhtar Siksha Abhiyan(
RUSA) in the state so that that unemployed youths with NET/SLET and doctorate holders
can be engaged.
While appreciating the Govt, particularly the education department for introduction
of Anthropology discipline in the government colleges, the Forum demanded immediate
recruitment of faculties in the department of Anthropology.
Drawing the attention of the Govt over non-availability of resources in the state
libraries, the Forum also requested the Govt to recruit only professional candidates
like BL.Sc and ML.Sc holders. It further requested the education department to ensure
availability of all the published and unpublished materials in the state libraries
and the state archives for the research scholars and other interested individuals
The team was accompanied by the President AAPSU, Kamta Lapung.
While responding to the memorandum the minister informed the Forum that the Department
is immediately going to recruit one Assistant Professor for the Anthropology and
Sociology respectively before the start of new academic session, 2015.
The minister also assured to look into the demand for recruitment of assistant professors
in other various disciplines with due consultation of the CM. He also assured to
initiate all the matters related to proper implementation of RUSA and the problems
of the state libraries simultaneously, the Forum claimed.
Early release of remaining fund for Community Hall demanded
RUKSIN, May 22: The Pasighat West MLA along with officials of the implementing department
(PWD) inspected the reconstructed Community Hall at Ruksin village in East Siang
MP Ninong Ering had granted Rs 10 lakh under his local area development fund while
local MLA Tatung Jamoh provided another Rs 5 lakh for completion of the building.
The community hall was fully reconstructed after dismantling its earlier SPT building.
Officials informed that about 30 percent of the MP's fund and the local MLA's share
meant for community hall reconstruction is yet to be released. The Anchal Samiti
Member of Ruksin, Nalen Jonnom and contractor concerned demanded both the MP and
MLA for early release of the remaining payments.
Often people of Arunachal blame politicians and government officials for underdevelopment
of the state. It is very convenient for them to pass bucks without ever trying to
assess their own contribution in slowing down the development process. Recently a
news item which was carried in local media seriously questions the role of citizen
in the developmental process. As per the report, locals of Yupia stopped the transport
bus service from Naharlagun railway station to Banderdewa and Chimpu.
They stopped bus service claiming that it infringed upon their employment opportunities.
Locals started providing taxi and auto service which reportedly is very costly and
out of reach of the common men. Due to lack of availability of bus service the railway
passengers are suffering. Such behavior is against the spirit of development. Just
because they are land donors, the locals have no right to stop the public bus service.
It is seen that whenever any development project comes up, the locals in the guise
of land donors creates trouble. Such kind of incident has been reported from various
parts of state. Instead of becoming partner in the developmental activities, they
become big obstacle.
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The painted train
Through the column of your esteemed daily newspaper, I would like to bring the kind
notice of Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways to the following facts.
The people of Arunachal Pradesh feel very happy & proud when the State has been linked
in the Railway map of the country by inauguration of train services front Naharlagun
to Guwahati and Naharlagun to New Delhi by Narendra Moci, Prime Minister on the occasion
of A.P. Statehood day at Itanagar on 20th February 2015.
But, the reality is far different from what we see. The trains that were provided
by the railway Ministry are outdated, unhygienic and not safe to travel. The old
trains were painted just to give a new look and started giving service on the said
route. It is really very surprising that the Union Railway Ministry totally overlooked
the long waited dream of the people to have train connectivity with introduction
of old train. The train service is the cheapest form of connectivity for the common
people and the corridor for the international and national tourists visiting the
State. But running such old & outdated trains on a new line clearly indicated the
negligence of the present Central Government towards North East region and its people.
How people will travel on such an unhygienic and outdated train having no facilities,
whereas trains services in other States excluding North East region have new trains
with all the modern facilities and proper maintenance of hygiene.
Till date, the innocent people of this State are not aware of the fact, but if the
present Central Government will continue to have such attitude towards us, the people
should come together to voice against the Central Government to check the quality
of our permanent assets of all sorts of communication in the North East region in
general and Arunachal Pradesh in particular.
1 appeal all to come forward for the cause of the well being of the common people
and for the development of the State by using social media for constructive and suggestive
comments instead of misusing the social media for individual attack and to create
Daying Ering Colony,
An open letter to the Chief Secretary
Will your good office adequately activate and evolve the official machinery please
to put in place a full proof system for free and fair conduct of APJIEE (Arunachal
Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination) and all other written examination under the govt,
of Arunachal Pradesh, to encourage talent, excellence in every field and uphold the
spirit of natural justice.
Befitting decisions and actions may be taken in the backdrop of the following prevailing
circumstances and developments:
The infamous APPSC scandal has shook the faith of every sensible citizen. Mere mention
of it to the next generation sends a chilling cold down the spine.
The exit of an efficient, upright and organized officer from the post of Director
due to retirement has created a void in the directorate of Higher and technical
education. His successor and team will have to prove their mettle in the days to
Recent NEET & II 2015 was well conducted and organized. But leakage of Question paper
in the PMT-2015 of central govt, has been reported, and perhaps re-conduct of the
exam is in the offing.
Rampant mis-use of mobile/tablet internet in various examinations viz. CBSE Class
X-XII, written exams for various govt jobs has been observed.
There is apprehension of misuse of electronic gadgets and internet, in the ensuing
APJEE-2015 and mis-management of the whole process of exam and selection.
In view of insufficient tangible and concrete steps taken in this regard so far except
constitution of A.P. Technical Education council, I appeal to take immediate short
term and long terms actions & measures.
An arrest that was not needed
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I want to vent my anger at the way my
father was treated and arrested by the Arunachal Pradesh Police at Changlang, on
May 13 based on an FIR filled by 14 Assam Rifles.
My father is Gaon Burah of New Changlang and there is no FIR against him or the village.
There is an FIR against GB, New Longri and this village does not exist. This clearly
shows that the Police have not done its homework well. The Officer in charge of Changlang
Police station should have done his investigation well before sending my father
to the lock up.
It is sad and disturbing that Police did not think twice before mentally and physically
harassing a well respected Gaon Burah of the district.
Such act needs to be condemned by all sections of society. Now, who will compensate
for the pain and trauma my father and others went through because of the over enthusiastic
Calls from fake SBI authorities
Yesterday a call came in my cousin’s cell phone from an unknown number (7091340117)
claiming himself to be an authority of State bank of India(SBI). The mobile application,
call detector, suggested that the said fake SBI authority called from Bihar.
He asked my cousin the VC number and other details of ATM to which my cousin innocently
furnished out of fear for the cancellation of his SBI’s saving account. Consequently,
all his money was washed away from his saving account.
I request the people of Arunachal to stay away and do not entertain such fake calls
as SBI do not call his customer in any circumstances. Moreover, I request all the
Banks and concerned government authority to create awareness among people through
local media and banners for the said reason.
Shifting of office
The Divisional Office Bordumsa, Department of Hydro Power Development is ordered
to be shifted to Maio, vide order no. PWRS/HPD/E-1038/2003/1211-19, dated Itanagar,
the 10th April 2015.
This order was passed by Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh without consulting the public
of Bordumsa whereas the the department has done remarkable works for the development
of 49th Bordumsa and Diyun constituency such as construction of RCC Double storey
ADC office Building costing Rs 100.00 lakhs, Community cum Cultural Hall at Singpho
Cultural cum Heritage Centre costing Rs 70.00 lakhs, Residential Building for Officers
and Staffs of Bordumsa of Bordumsa Civil Division of Hydro Power costing Rs 44.12
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