I am not sure about the Indian media issues-handling strategy more precise and controlled
than that of Chinese expertise in the field, but I cannot be more sure than Vox Populi's
line on the policy followed by both Chinese and Indian government on demographic
conquests on its non-traditional turf.
The only difference between them is one takes the straight walk whereas the other
one takes the circuitous path to walk the same destination, all the while convincing
and smoothening things.
Just like China encouraged movement of Han population from mainland China into Tibet,
so is India encouraging the movement of mainland Indian population into Arunachal
Pradesh by initiating projects like hydro-powers, dams, major road upgradation and
so on and so forth. The recent controversial issue of PRC to non-APST is only a step
to make their settlement in the state easier and permanent, all at the cost of indigenous
tribal population identity.
Today, the tribal population of this state stand as vulnerable as those of the Tibetans
in Tibet before the Hans' demographic occupation.
Tezu, (On email)
Listen to the inner voice
Where might have been DK and Co, when creator was bestowing morality and ethics?
Had they been blessed with even a microscopic bit of virtue they would have by now
exonerated themselves from their unmanageable offices, instead of clinging to their
chairs. Every now and then media flashes news of exemplary and moralistic leaders
tendering resignation on moral ground in the event of their names being dragged in
to any corruption or financial irregularity scams. But here we truly have a stable
government in a sense, come what may, DK and Co will remain glued to their chairs.
Their glib outlook to public decries will lead to a political imbroglio sooner or
later. It is time DK and Co. take some moral lessons from their Chief to feel their
'inner voice' if any and follow the famous act. Renunciation of Power.
Legobaying (On email)
May good sense prevail
These days anti dam organizations are growing in number despite the fact that dam
is for everyone's good. They cites various reason which are generally based on assumptions
like dam breakage, earthquakes etc. I just wonder, should we stop using motor vehicle
as there is always a chance of accident during journey.
In my view there are some vested interests that cannot see other prosper. Usually,
people who oppose dams do not know how far the technology has advanced in 21st century.
There are security measures against all possible hazards. Of course, there is always
some risk involved as it is with any venture. The need of hour is the aware information,
proper compensation of land & prompt rehabilitation of the affected people. May good
Itanagar (On email)
Quota Zone for UGC
Since the last few years, all the candidates who have cleared the National Eligibility
Test (NET) from the north-east are those with reservation facility, that is, all
are from Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Class (OBC)
card-holders. Does the University Grants Commission (UGC) consider north-east as
the ‘Quota zone’ of the country? Those who have cleared are not of any outstanding
merit. But there seems to be a policy of appeasement where the allotted quota seats
have to be filled up. So all the trash. In the long run, it is the students and the
colleges and universities who will be deprived of quality teachers in north-east.
There are some interesting incidents to be related.
During the NET exams held in Gauhati university, I met two candidates from Rajasthan
and Haryana. One had the Meena ST quota card and the other had the Gujjar ST quota
card. When asked why they came all the way to appear for the NET from north-east,
they said that it is easier to clear from north-east as the answer-scripts of all
STs, SCs and OBCs are checked very leniently and marks are allotted easily to them.
This is because the UGC has to fill the stipulated quota seats in teacher appointment
through NET. Is it an unfortunate or shameful to be considered so in the national
arena? In the coming years, north-east universities and colleges will be robbed of
great minds and ideal teachers.
Another interesting thing that these two north-Indian ST candidates told me was that
they were surprised to see the high standard of living of the north-east “quota card”
holders, especially in Shillong, and wondered why they were still given quota facility!
In this land of Mahatma
When I ponder sincerely where our country stands today and how to give a correct
and precise definition on her, I get confused and could not find a befitting conclusion.
Everywhere- either in big cities, small cities, posh area, remote area, the diseases-
corruption, communal hatred, forgery, malpractices, untidiness, bribery, terrorism,
domination by stronger group and what not are at the zenith.
If someone ask me to give a description on India, till now I could find the answer
is "bad" only. I may not pass in the examination but I cannot deny the fact that
it has the synonym with that word only. I don't blame every Indian for reducing the
Mahatma's beautiful and tolerant land into shabby state like this. Political career
now a days is no more a service-centric career, rather it has become a business-centric
career. It has become a short-cut process to riches and in order to survive in this
game "compromise" is the basement which is a "must have". When "compromise" substitutes
in the "service to the nation" it becomes the breeding ground for the above mentioned
diseases with nexus among politicians, bureaucrats, technocrats and anti-social elements.
I strongly feel that somewhere our respected leaders and policy executives since
Independence till now had miserably failed to inculcate and motivate among the masses
for the love of the nation. Today I see and experience that there is lack of patriotism
and love for the nation. Everywhere love for regionalism and communalism is growing
so strongly day by day. Most of the time I face to hear words like your tribe- my
tribe, tribal- non tribal, Hindi speaking people- non Hindi speakers, your state-
my state, your religion- my religion, your area- my area etc.. Why can't we shed
this self-centric and individualistic approach to make way for nationalism. We cannot
do that because we were being sermonized to believe in that way for the sake of preserving
and upholding of our traditions, cultures and identities over-riding the nationalism.
I might sound so pessimistic but still a ray of hope is in me if we are ready for
"change". First, we need to promote nationalism and inculcate patriotic feelings
among every section of people. Promotion and preservation of one's culture and identity
is necessary but it should not over-ride the nationalism. In my opinion the Government
should take full responsibility for promotion and preservation of cultures, traditions,
languages and identity of every citizen of the country how small a tribe or a community
may be without any partiality. Why communalism and regionalism are growing so strongly-
because somewhere one region or a community or a section of people felt that they
are being ignored and marginalized repeatedly. Our leaders and officials can play
a very positive role in making one-nation feeling among the citizens of the country.
In this beautiful land of the Mahatma, words such as your tribe- my tribe, tribal-
non tribal, Hindi speaking people- non Hindi speakers, your state- my state, your
religion- my religion, your area- my area etc.. should be replaced by "we are Indians
together" and "I am proud to be an Indian" where there is free from suppression by
any bigger group or community. If we are serious and have the will power then we
can together make our country change for better and proudly say "yes, we can".
This is with reference to the letter ‘Rename Itanagar and Pasighat’. Not only Itanagar
and Pasighat, the name of places like Vijaynagar has to be changed too. Truly speaking,
the name Arunachal Pradesh itself is Hindi. If we are to change any name, the first
will be the name of our state.
Pasighat, (On email)
Deal with maturity
This is response to the letter by Kago Apa regarding bifurcation of district. It
may be a welcome step in terms of development and progress of the region but for
peaceful living of communities, there is no guarantee that peace will prevail even
if we bifurcate it.
Both the communities have been living together for many years with many ups and downs
but I don’t find any needs of Indo-Pak partition policy to solve the conflicts.
The root cause of the conflicts should be maturely dealt without giving any communal
colour. Both the communities are elite enough to solve the matter amicably, if any.
And both communities should learn the best things from each other and think beyond
Ori j (On email)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
CM calls for more strict vigil to contain law and order breach
DC, SP and DFO meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: While reviewing the law and order situation of the state, Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu specifically sounded the DCs and SPs to be more vigil and
alert in their respective districts. He opined for conducting regular security meetings
at the district levels to contain the increasing law and order and security breach.
He gave this call at a high level joint meeting of DCs, SPs and DFOs of the state
convened here at Banquet hall today. The meeting was aimed towards discussing various
issues pertaining to security, land acquisition, boundary disputes, and review of
developmental projects including proper monitoring of central as well as state projects.
Reiterating the revenue leakages resulting to huge loss to the state exchequer,
Khandu urged upon the district authorities to intensify revenue generation and book
the violators or the non tax payers according to the provisions of law. He directed
the DCs to pay regular visits to check gates so as to control the revenue loss to
He categorically called upon the DFOs to strictly adhere to the existing wild life
laws and directed them to book any one irrespective of their position or person,
engaged in hunting activities. He further cautioned over illegal poaching of forest
resources and asked the DFOs to strictly check these acts.
Khandu asked the chief secretary to introduce an award adjudging the best performing
district in respect of maintenance of law and order, cleanliness, proper monitoring
of schemes and projects, awareness campaigns on social issues etc. and shouldered
the onus on the deputy commissioners. He believed that such award would instill a
sense of responsibility among the local populace of each district including the district
officers which will pave way for a peaceful and clean Arunachal. He requested the
Deputy Commissioners to involve the PRI members and prominent public leaders in this
Appealing the officers to pay surprise inspections to schools and hospitals in order
to ensure that these important institutions are working to the satisfaction of the
people, Khandu emphasized for proper monitoring of BRO roads by keeping constant
touch with the BRO authorities.
Lamenting over the slow process of clearing various Projects by certain State government
departments which caused undue delay in implementation, Khandu advocated for single
window clearance like the Jan Suvida facility extended by various district administration.
In his address, Home Minister Tako Dabi gave an overall picture of security scenario
in the state in the face of various law and order problems and exhorted the senior
officers to rise to the occasion to tackle such problems with an iron hand.
Reminding them that security of the people and their property is the prime duty
of the state government, he cautioned any laxity in this regard would not be tolerated.
It is time for the police to be pro-active instead of reactive; Dabi said and assured
all support of the government to achieve the goal.
The meeting also witnessed various power point presentations on status of work and
progress made by various departments in the state.
Among others, Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, Principal Secretaries H K Paliwal, Yeshi
Tsering, Development Commissioner V K Dev, Home Commissioner T Taloh, PCCF, Commissioners
and Secretaries were present in the meeting.(PRO to CM)
Blend the best of both worlds: Siram
XIII Unifest starts
RONO HILLS, Nov 11: The XIII UNIFEST, 2010 of Rajiv Gandhi University started today
at its picturesque campus at Rono Hills.
Minister (Education), Arunachal Pradesh Bosiram Siram while inaugurating the program
said that we must increasingly use science and technology and rationalize production
to raise the standards of living of the people, reform our social structure to make
it modern and lead a democratic way of life. It is also felt that only when we have
combined these borrowings with our own values we achieve success. He pointed out
that this act of synthesis is a challenge for the best brains of this University,
Rajiv Gandhi University. Rightly, the UNIFEST Celebration showcasing the hidden talents
will be an occasion to initiate synthesis in the right direction. Arunachal must
break with much of her past and not allow it to dominate the present – but that does
not mean break with or forgetting the vital and life-giving aspects of the past.
He reminded that this needs to be remembered while celebrating the UNIFEST in the
bastion of highest learning. Because state-building process in our state is entering
a crucial and decisive stage. The contribution of excellencies of the youth in sports,
culture and literary events will contribute vividly as feathers to this process.
In recent years the great revival of interests in folk and tribal music may be an
area for the state to market it in global economy. But this requires perseverance,
research and motivation. He opined that occasion like UNIFEST is the right platform
to motive and nurture the talents with the youth.
He said that due to foreign influence many people have forgotten their rich social
and cultural heritage, neglected the development of their own languages, taken to
western ways of living – western fashions, testes, dress, amusements and the craze
for sensation and excitement – and have created a gulf between themselves and the
illiterate ways. This cultural denudation of educated youth gives cause for serious
concern. The best minds of the country have assimilated western culture without repudiating
their own, he added.
Chairman, Department of Tirap & Changlang Yumsem Matey, was pleased to see the development
of infrastructure in the University after a gap of fifteen years. He spoke at length
regarding the need of extra-curricular activities along with the academic in the
University system. He also hoped that the lone University in the state will produce
future leaders in different spheres of life. He also pointed out that the youth can
play a leading role for socio-cultural transformation of Arunachal society to make
Arunachal a model state.
Vice-Chancellor (i/c) Prof. Tamo Mibang expressed his concern by saying that at present
Rajiv Gandhi University can accommodate only 22 per cent of the total applicants
of the educated youth of this state. He appealed to the State Govt. to look into
the matter seriously so that an extension of the University Campus or a separate
State University can be established in order to cater such need which will build
up human resources of this state. He adds, if given the talents and natural capabilities
of the youths, Arunachal can contribute immensely to the cause of India’s quest for
a role as a global power
Registrar (i/c) of the University Prof. A. Mitra, urged on giving emphasis on extra-curricular
activities in the University along with academic ventures. He categorically expressed
the need of inter-college level activities within the state and more importantly
focused that Rajiv Gandhi University students must participate in various Inter-University
Level Programmes so that it can build up a positive competitive mind set.
President, RGUSU Mohan Gyadi, submitted a three-point memorandum to Siram, requesting
changing the nomenclature of Rajiv Gandhi University to Arunachal Rajiv Gandhi University,
introduction of Sociology/Anthropology subject at the various affiliated colleges
of the state and establishment of one more college within capital complex.
Last rites of slain employees
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: A funeral of the government employees, who were shot dead by suspected
NDFB militants at Boimara Assam recently, was performed at Seijosa yesterday.
The employees were shot dead on Nov 8 while they were returning from Tezpur in Assam
The funeral was attended by former MLA Techi Hemu, ADC Seijosa, DDSE Seppa, all head
of department, all government employees and public of Seijosa sub-division.
Meanwhile, the CoSAAP and ATA unit of Seijosa sub-division strongly condemned the
act and termed it as barbaric. It further urged the state and central government
to provide adequate security to the border areas and Seijosa in particular. The members
further appreciated the state government for providing ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs each
to the victim’s families and also appreciated ATA unit of East Kameng district for
providing Rs.30, 000/- each to the family members of two teachers.
Byaling suggest pay clinic at hospitals instead of private practice
Daporijo, Nov 11: Health Minister has requested the doctors not to open private clinics
but to start pay clinics in the hospitals so that the hospital and the public would
benefit along with the doctors themselves.
Tanga Byaling said this at a co-ordination meeting of all doctors & PRI leaders of
Upper Subansiri which was held yesterday at the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo.
Streamlining the health department is urgently required so that it can function more
effectively, he further stated.
Byaling enjoined the doctors to be sincere, provide good service and to be ready
at all times to serve the people as they were the ones to provide a life saving essential
Stating that transparency in policy matters was essential for the functioning of
the health department and hospitals, he welcomed the contributions and suggestions
of PRI members and pleaded with them not to politicalise the health system.
Regarding the transfer and posting of doctors, he said that a policy had been made
which was yet to be implemented, by which doctors were to be posted at a place for
3 years only and home town postings would not be allowed.
MLA Tapen Siga appreciated the inclusion of PRI members in the meeting and the pertinent
issues discussed and hoped that it would bear fruit and benefit the people. He also
expressed concern over the problems faced by the medical community and made a request
to the minister to look into them on a priority basis.
ADC G. Ete said that the meeting was a good platform for all to express and exchange
DMO D Bagra gave a presentation on the existing infrastructure of PHCs, CHCs and
Sub-centers in the district and role PRI members play in their functioning. The idea
of charging minimum user fee for lab tests and equipments in the district hospital,
Daporijo too was put up by the DMO and agreed upon by all. The collected amount would
be used for the maintenance of the existing infrastructure and equipments with the
approval of a committee which would be formed.
The PRI members too put up their demands of provision of medicines in the hospital
on a priority basis, provision of ambulances in CHCs etc while the doctors made a
request for security arrangement in the district hospital Daporijo and uninterrupted
power supply and back up in the district hospital among other demands. (DIPRO)
Meka gets sub centre after 33 years!
MEKA, Nov 11: Established in 1977 as a model village, Meka in Lower Dibang Valley
District has finally got a Medical Sub-Centre!
MLA Jomin Tayeng, has inaugurated the Sub-Centre amidst a huge gathering at Meka
Musup. In his inaugural speech, Tayeng put the onus of maintaining and protecting
the govt infrastructure to the Banggo Secretaries, Gaon Burahs and PRI Leaders of
the village. He further requested them to select a proper and suitable site for the
construction of Sub-Centre building. Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson also appealed
to take care of the govt property as their own property and pointed that the Sub-Centres
sanctioned for the district are very few in comparison to other districts and further
requested the authority concerned to sanctioned more Sub-Centres in the district
to cover the uncovered villages.
Mibom Pertin, ZPM Meka Anchal Block has called upon the Village Councils to deal
strongly with the culprit found destroying or stealing govt or public property irrespective
of the clan he belongs so that such things are not repeated again and again.
Dr Atlok Yirang, District Medical Officer has informed that the Sub-Centre for the
Meka Village was sanctioned in the year 2003 by the govt. but due to non-allocation
of fund it could not be constructed till yet. However, on request of the public of
the village, the sub-centre has to be opened temporarily at Musup (Community Hall)
which fortunately has all the rooms required for a Sub-Centre. He further informed
that the placement of fund under SPA is under process and assured that the Sub-Centre
building would come up within this financial year.
He appealed to form a Village Health & Sanitation Committee with Anchal Chairperson
as chairman and the ASHA as a member Secretary for optimum utilization of fund provided
by the District Health Society under NRHM for the village sanitation and maintenance
of the sub centre and accordingly asked them to submit utilization certificate in
time which is requisite for continuous flow of fund.
Lod Gambo, SDO (SADAR) incharge DC presided over the meeting as chairman. Papang
Lego, HGB, Temdang Yirang, ASM, Temkan Mingki, GB and Kangge Tayeng, public also
spoke on the occasion demanding for early allocation of fund for the construction
of the Sub-Centre. (DIPRO)
Unsung Heroes of Arunachal
Remaining indifferent to the sacrifices made by our Jawans in Army is definitely
an ungrateful act on the part of all of us who live secured today in this nation.
It is their supreme sacrifice that makes us a great, secured nation and ancient country
holding on its borders in spite of several invasions and surrounded by disturbed
nations. Delay in giving due recognition for the heroic deeds they did while guarding
our borders, not only develop remorse feeling among the family members of the deceased
but also diminish the urge and inspiration to go for military services among the
youth. We glorify them in conflict and forget them after sacrifice, a sad part indeed.
It is therefore aptly described as “Unsung Heroes.”
I had an opportunity to meet such a Hero from Hawai, District HQ of Anjaw district,
Arunachal Pradesh. I happened to go to Hawai with a group of IAS aspirants from Maharashtra.
Many of my students are now in good Govt. jobs there. They thought it fit to introduce
us an elderly person Mayeso Pul, aged around 70 yrs, to have interaction with us
about his experiences of 1962 Indo-China conflict.
In a picturesque Circuit House of Hawai, everybody was eagerly waiting to listen
about first hand experiences of 1962 war. A physically old but mentally young Mayeso
Pul, arrived and with initial introduction of each other, he started narrating his
awful experience of not only seeing the war but actually participating in the war.
He started, “I have been asked to speak on my experiences of Indo-China conflict
but I am going to tell you the story of my right hand.” He raised his disfigured
mutilated left hand that was somehow restored in a long treatment given at Army’s
artificial limb center at Pune, Maharashtra. Everybody was shocked to see, and he
The first sign of Chinese aggression was the echoing sound of firing along the borders
that developed panic among the local people. However the presence of Indian army
even though less in number and the encouragement of the then administrators posted
at Hawai made us feel somewhat comfortable.
Mr. Chowdhary a Circle Officer, Hawai came to us and said, he wanted some 10 young
boys to help the army. When I decided to offer my services, my parents and the people
around me objected and advised not to do such a foolish thing.
Mr. Chowdhary managed to persuade the GBs of surrounding villages and we were made
into a team of 10 together. Mr. Reso Pul and Kaho Pul and I are the only ones remaining.
We were assigned the task of supplying the war material to the Jawans, lifting of
war material in Otter planes including grenades, explosives and 303 rifles etc. He
recalled, Chinese army was led by an officer Mr. Sohum Towsit, who belonged to Mishmi
Tribe, living in Chinese territory. For the first three consecutive days we were
tirelessly working at different locations and were always on the toes.
It was fourth day, our Jawans were lacking in almost everything clothing, food and
ammunition etc. except the strong will power. I was assigned the work of loading
the material in Otter plane that landed in Hawai. Those were bulky boxes containing
Detonators, Grenade caps etc. I came to know about it later on. I was lifting the
boxes and few of them were loaded also. Suddenly, one of the boxes exploded while
lifting. I heard a big explosion sound and was thrown far away. I fell unconscious,
when I woke up, I saw, I was surrounded by some army Jawans and doctors of army medical
corps. My left hand was bleeding, the flesh was dangling and fingers mutilated.
After the initial treatment, I was shifted to Army’s artificial limb center, Pune
for further treatment. Commandant Gupta who was the In-charge of the artificial limb
center was kind enough and used to cheer us with his frequent visits and friendly
joyous talk. I was there for about six months.
He recalled, during the period Gen. Sham Manekshaw visited and he had an opportunity
to talk to him personally and even narrated the story.
52 years have passed but those brave memories are still alive. Every year on Wallong
Day celebrations, I am invited to talk on the subject. During the period many officers
have come and gone, I am still narrating the story.
However, I have only one pain, that my services have not been rewarded yet. Every
officer promises to take up the matter, but the when officer goes; the promise also
goes with him. I do not need money, service but just recognition in my lifetime.
He showed us his collection of photos and said “I want to see myself that I have
Mayeso Pul is right. The Army and the State need to recognize the unsung Heroes of
Arunachal Pradesh. We have no dearth of Heroes, then what for we are waiting. I am
sure, having General J. J. Singh (retired) as our Governor; Mayeso Pul will fulfill
his long awaited dream. (The writer is a Fulbright scholar and Executive Director
of Research Institute of Worlds Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage, Roing)
Be sensitive to the emotional needs of children: DDSE
Workshop on ‘using story books as teaching Aids held’ at Tezu
TEZU, Nov 11: Lohit DDSE K. Rina has inaugurated a workshop on ‘Use of story books
as teaching Aids’ at the BRC Complex Tezu today.
“Library books are the finest tools to be sensitive to the emotional needs of children.
Make the best use of them”, Rina exhorted teachers in his inaugural address.
He lauded the guest faculty, Nabanita Deshmukh, well-known children’s writer and
Bappu Deshmukh, an environmental educator from Pondicherry, for coming all the way
as volunteers to strengthen the Lohit Youth Library movement and thus helping improvement
of the educational scenario of the district.
The DDSE also received a carton of colourful books and story-reading videos from
Ms Deshmukh as a gift from the guests for the readers of the Lohit Youth libraries.
The workshop was conducted by the District Education Dept jointly with the VT-AWIC
Youth Library Network, Lohit, covering different sections of library-users - teachers
from the Govt and private schools of Tezu, senior students from Govt. Hr. Sec School,
Tezu and the young readers from the VT-AWIC library at the Police Welfare School,
Tezu. The Deshmukhs had conducted a similar workshop last week at Roing.
The highlight of the workshop was the active interaction among the participants –
teachers, the younger ones and the senior students. This enabled the faculty to effectively
demonstrate appropriate techniques of story-telling and story reading, based on the
age-level and reading taste of the listeners. This was followed by an active group
discussion, with the participants themselves identifying the important techniques
to be used in a story-telling. Nabanita Deshmukh also blended melodious poems into
her narrations, to the delight of the audience, both young and old.
Bappu Deshmukh and S. Mundayoor, Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries, demonstrated
how a presentation can be made lively by making a skit, and by innovating upon a
common story. They also introduced well-known children’s books by Roald Dahl and
Dr. Seuss, favourite titles among the Lohit Youth Library readers.
Yealiang Tamblu, teacher and Library-activist welcomed the gathering and introduced
the guests, while Mom Jamoh, teacher showered praises on Deshmukh duo for demonstrating
lively techniques which made the teaching of language not only effective but a joyful
experience to the learners.
The Deshmukhs would be conducting a 2 day workshop at the request of DDSE Anjaw.
As library volunteers they would also be interacting with the readers of other youth
libraries and schools in Walong, Hawai, Wakro, Chongkham and Lathao. A team of university
students from Britain had conducted a similar series of highly interesting workshops
last month in Lohit.
AAF appreciates govt gesture
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF), in a release, said that Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu has assured honorarium for senior and yesteryear’s artiste of the State.
AAF said that Khandu has also assured to fulfill its other demands submitted in the
form of memorandum, including construct an office building for the Forum, a multipurpose
cultural complex and organization of inter-tribes cultural festival/exchange programme.
It also thanked the CM for assuring Forum to extend all possible help in conducting
the proposed state level mega talent hunt ‘Arunachal Got Talent Khoj-1.
India keeping a watch on Chinese border plans: Krishna
“Chinese dams wont impact downstream flow”
New Delhi, Nov 11: India is keeping a constant watch on development of rail links
by China in the border areas.
"Government is giving careful and special attention to the development of infrastructure
in the border areas opposite China, in order to meet our strategic and security requirements
and also to facilitate the economic development of these areas. This includes the
states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal
Pradesh,'' said foreign minister S M Krishna while answering a Lok Sabha written
Apart from extending its Lhasa rail link to Xigaze near its border with Nepal, Beijing
is reported to be working on linking Lhasa to Nyingchi -- where the Chinese are building
the largest dam in the world -- near the Arunachal Pradesh border.
"We keep a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India's security
and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it,'' he added.
Nyingchi is also the place from where China is said to be contemplating diverting
the Brahmaputra waters even though there is no official confirmation on this.
India has taken up the matter of construction of large-scale dams in the upper reaches
of rivers entering the country from Tibet on Yarlung Zangbo, also known as Tsangpo,
with the Chinese authorities at the highest level although China has categorically
denied that it was a constructing a dam in the upstream of Brahmaputra for the purposes
Answering a question on the media reports of China building dams, Minister of State
for Water Resources Vincent H Pala told the Rajya Sabha today that the Government
was aware of the news reports about China building 55 dams in the Tibetan region,
including upstream of the Brahmaputra. China had denied such construction in the
upper reaches of Brahmaputra. Its External Affairs Minister had stated about the
construction of the Zangmu hydro-power station that was widely reported in the media.
He had stated that Zangmu was a 'small project' with power generation being the main
aim and not water supply. The power station would not store and regulate the volume
of water and this would not have an adverse impact on the downstream areas. However,
Pala said, was keeping a constant watch on the situation.
Workshop on mathematical skill and ability
‘Arunachali children can do wonders, need proper guidance’
WAKRO, Nov 11: The Arunachali children are very talented and will do wonders provided
they are guided and assisted well, said M.N. Chaturvedi, the resource person, while
appreciating the KGBV girls in an inaugural function of the week-long workshop ‘on
development of Mathematical skill and ability’ today.
I have many techniques to share with my children, said M.N. Chaturvedi who retired
as Principal of a Higher Secondary School the VKV Laipuli in April 2010.
He also revealed that he has already conducted eight such workshops in many government
run schools in Roing area. The children responded very warmly to the workshop and
there was a very vibrant atmosphere of learning in the Anandamoyee Hall of the KGBV,
This eminent retired but not tired teacher Chaturvedi has a unique history of his
dedicated life for proper education to the children of the state.
Chaturvedi had resigned as a senior Govt teacher in May 1977 to join voluntary effort
in imparting quality education in Arunachal. He was the founder Principal of VKV
Roing which he started on Sept 11, 1977. In a record time of six years Chaturvedi
steered the school with all necessary infrastructure and groomed a bunch of energetic
vibrant young learners.
Chaturvedi also served VKV schools in difficult areas of Sher, Shergaon, Jairampur
and Port Blair.
This devoted teacher has now decided to guide and help children in Arunachal to develop
Mathematical ability and skills. He plans to stay on in Arunachal to continue sharing
his joy and service adequately proving “retired but not tired.”
“You are really fortunate to have teachers like Chaturvedi who are always willing
to help and guide you in your life” said Vineeta Jalan, Patron, Anu Shiksha Seva
Trust (ASSET), while inaugurating the workshop.
She exhorted the girls of KGBV, Wakro to make the most of the workshop and pursue
learning with devotion and commitment. Vineeta also expressed hope that such efforts
will drive out the Math scare in children and promote interest in the subject.
The Chairman ASSET conveyed his gratitude to M.N. Chaturvedi saying that it is the
commitment and concern of leaders like him which will make all the difference.
Two houses gutted at Yazali
Ziro, Nov, 11: Two residential houses were gutted to ashes in a devastating fire
at Yazali town under Yachuli subdivision of Lower Subansiri district, 40 kms from
here on Monday night last.
The fire that broke out at around 10.30 pm from a candle light that was used for
studying by two small children of Gem Taje in absence of electricity that night
completely burnt the two semi-permanent type residential house of Gem Taje and
his neighbor Taba Jobi and partially damaging another RCC building of Taje. According
to an assessment of ADC Yachuli , Property worth of over ` 2000000 lakhs is damaged
in the fire. However, there is no causality or injury in the accident.
Timely intervention of GREF personnel of Yazali who swung into action by using their
filled water tank for domestic use controlled the fire from spreading to the other
compact residential area and thereby averted a major fire, reports DIPRO.
All Yachuli Students’ Union (AYSU) appealed to the public and panchayat leaders,
various NGOs to extend helping hands to the fire victims.
It expressed gratitude to Yachuli ADC Yowa Topu for providing ` 25000 to each victim
as an immediate relief during his visit on November 9. The ADC directed the AFA to
prepare the loss assessment for onward action from the Government.
Meanwhile, AYSU demanded the Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner to do the needful
for establishing a fire station within Yachuli constituency immediately.
Citizens calls for shifting of headquarters
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The people of Payum circle of West Siang district, in a meeting
last month, have unanimously decided to move the Government to shift the circle headquarter
from its present site to Rogong Rorang, which is a better and spacious place for
In the meeting, a committee, namely Town Development Committee (TDC), was also formed
with ZPM Taken Yasing as president to take up the matter with the Government.
TDC said that the present site of the circle headquarter was not feasible for further
development of town with no scope for extension from any direction. In fact, it is
a forlorn and deserted place with few departmental buildings where no any Govt staff,
public leaders or general public lives.
The meeting was attended by PRI leaders, intellectuals and public in large number.
Awareness prog on fire safety
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: An awareness-cum-sensitization programme on Fire Safety and Disaster
Management was organized at school premises of Bunny’s Fantasy World, here today.
The officer-in-charge of Itanagar Fire Service Station S. C. Mozumder along with
fireman Liyom Sora conducted the programme successfully. Students, parents and staffs
were briefed how to handle the disastrous situations and calamities during the sensitization
Among others the school Headmistress Omem Erng along withschool staff also attended
the programme to encourage the students.
A demonstration on disaster management and mock drill on fire fighting were highly
beneficial for the students.
AP-Arunachal peace team
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: As part of a peace program, a team comprising of Takam Mishing
Porin Kebang and All Assam Students Union and delegates from six districts of the
state would visit Tawang and West Kameng.
The team would be headed by former state secretary Arunachal Pradesh youth congress
ASM Bilat East Siang Ellison Siram.
The journey of proposed peace tour is scheduled to be started on 13 Nov 2010 from
Pasighat and will conclude on 20 Nov.
The youth fronts of various organizations of both the states are very much concerned
about the various incidents occurring in different parts of the border areas of Arunachal
Pradesh and Assam, a message said. The team hopes that the proposed peace tour would
give the members an opportunity to understand the border issues confronting the two
Efforts on to provide more facilities to jawans: ITBP DG
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: ITBP Director General R.K. Bhatia inaugurated MT Garage and Sector
Workshop constructed by CPWD at Khating Hill, State Head Quarter ITBP recently.
Later, addressing the ITBP officers, and Jawans at Sainik Sabha, Bhatia said that
the morale of the troops deployed at Forward Posts is very high despite various odds
like high altitude rugged terrain, inhospitable climatic condition. He also briefed
about various facilities available to defense forces in the country.
Further, emphasizing the proposal of ITBP for providing Uncongenial Area Allowance
to the personnel deployed at 26 BOPs of ITBP, he informed that efforts are being
made by Dte General to import quality clothing items/equipments for BOPs. He further
said that the efforts are being taken up by ITBP with State Govt at highest level
for repair and maintenance of existing log bridges and construction of FSBs at forward
areas of Arunachal Pradesh.
The DG further said various programmes are being chalked out to celebrate the Golden
Jubilee of the ITBP in 2011. He also briefed about the efforts being taken up by
Dte General to provide adequate accommodation/family quarters for ITBP personnel
at various locations under Public Private Partnership.
Earlier, ITBP DG along with other officers visited Ziro, Tama Chung Chung, Taksin
forward posts, TC Daporijo on Nov 10. During interaction with the jawans, the DG
assured that necessary steps are being taken with highest level for required number
of ration sorties and other equipment for personnel posted in BOPs.
ABK Wishes Miss Silverine Swer on her 100th Birthday
Silverine Swer will celebrate her 100th Birthday on 12th Nov. 2010. Born on 12th
Nov. 1910 in Shillong, Meghalaya, Miss Silverine Swer did her graduation from Calcutta
University in 1932 and a B.T. in 1936. During the Second World War, the Government
appointed her as Assistant Controller of Rationing at Shillong to streamline the
rationing system. This task she carried out effectively which earned her a special
commendation from the Government.
She had been a teacher in the Pine mount School, Shillong before joining Government
Service in the erstwhile North East Frontier Agency (NEFA). In March, 1953 Miss
Silverine Swer joined as Social Education Officer in the Community Project at Pasighat.
She made tremendous contribution in the field of education, health and hygiene and
other community project works during her posting at Pasighat. Later she functioned
as Principal Teachers Training Institute, Changlang from which post she retired in
Measles catch up campaign
Dr D Padung
Measles is a highly infectious and potentially fatal viral infection mainly affecting
children. Immunization against measles directly contributes to the reduction of under-five
child mortality and hence to the achievement of Millennium Development Goal number
4. In a recent review of Indian published literature the median case fatality ratio
(CFR) of measles was found to 1.63%1. Even at this CFR the mortality burden of measles
is high because the un-immunized individuals form a cohort of susceptibles for measles
infection, often at a very young age.
Deaths from measles occur mainly due to complications of measles. Infants and young
children, especially those who are malnourished, are at highest risk of dying. With
the introduction of measles vaccine in national program from 1985, which is given
at 9 to 12 months of age, the disease burden has reduced and this reduction can be
further accelerated by improving the coverage of the 1st dose of measles which stands
at 69.6% as per DLHS-3 survey and providing second opportunity for measles vaccination.
In controlled studies it has been found that measles vaccine efficacy is of the order
of 89% when given at 9 months of age and approximately 99% when given at >12 months
of age. Actual vaccine effectiveness, under field conditions, is usually lower. It
is of the order of 85% when given at 9 months and 95% when given at >12 months of
What is Measles?
The measles virus is one of the most infectious agents causing human disease. The
virus is an exclusive human pathogen and has no animal reservoirs or vectors. Transmission
is by respiratory droplets or direct contact. When the measles virus is introduced
into a non-immune population, nearly 100% of individuals become infected and develop
a clinical illness. In areas with tropical climates, most cases of measles occur
during the dry season and in areas with temperate climates the peak is during the
late winter and early spring.
The average interval from exposure to onset of rash is 14 days (range 7–18 days).
Patients are contagious 2–3 days before the rash until 1–2 days after the onset of
the rash. Following inhalation of virus-containing droplets, measles virus infects
the nasopharyngeal epithelium and soon spreads. Five to seven days after exposure,
the infection is spread through the bloodstream to the skin, conjunctivae and respiratory
tract. Towards the end of the incubation period patients develop the prodromal symptoms
of high fever, cough, coryza and conjunctivitis. The typical macula-papular rash
appears 3–4 days after the prodrome with a high fever peaking at 39–40°C.
The rash spreads from the face and neck to the trunk and extremities fading after
about 3 days. Patients normally improve by the third day of rash and fully recover
7–10 days from the onset of the disease. Most persons recover from measles without
sequelae. Complications associated with measles particularly in children less than
5 years of age may result in death. Case fatality from measles infection can form
a significant and preventable proportion of the under five mortality burden. Complications
include otitis media (5–15%) and pneumonia (5–10%). In impoverished areas, persistent
diarrhoea with protein-losing enteropathy may ensue, particularly in young infants.
Rationale for Measles Catch-up Campaign
Routine measles vaccination for children combined with mass immunization campaigns
in countries with high case and death rates are key public health strategies to reduce
global measles deaths. Measles is a leading cause of childhood mortality, and the
reduction of child mortality is a key Millennium Development Goal. Analysis of measles
outbreak data for the period 2006 to 2009, in states with outbreak surveillance reveals
that around 90% of the measles cases were in the age group of <10 years. Although
reported coverage for measles vaccination is high, previous CES revealed that it
never exceeded 70%. As measles vaccination does not confer 100% protection and sero-conversion
rate is only 85% when given at 9 months of age, a substantial number of children
remain unprotected even if they are vaccinated. Supplementary activities like measles
catch-up campaign is required to sustain high measles vaccination coverage and also
for providing a second opportunity for the unprotected children. Lessons learnt from
this campaign will be useful for future immunization activities.
A follow up campaign may be required to maintain high population immunity against
measles besides maintaining high routine immunization coverage. The timing and need
for a follow-up campaign will be determined by routine immunization coverage rates,
the quality of the catch-up campaign and surveillance data.
Overall strategy for catch-up campaign
The highest level of political, administrative ownership, commitment and support
needs to be sustained for successfully implementing measles catch-up campaigns and
complement each other’s strengths. Measles catch-up campaigns are a onetime activity
and therefore coverage must be near 100% in the target age-group to impact on disease
transmission and rapidly build up population immunity.
The target age group for measles catch-up campaigns will be all children in the age
group 9 months to 10 years (not reached their 10th birthday) irrespective of their
prior measles immunization status or history of measles like illness. The following
approach will be used for measles catch-up campaigns in India:
1. During the campaign period, immunization activities for the campaign will be conducted
without disturbing the routine immunization/Village Health & Nutrition days of the
2. To ensure safety, all children will be immunized at fixed posts (‘Measles Session
3. On an average, a district will be able to complete the campaign in 3 weeks. Immunization
session sites will operate from schools in the 1st week and from outreach sites in
the community in 2nd and 3rd weeks.
4. One village or an urban area will be covered in 1 day by a team(s). If the size
of the village or urban area is large, multiple teams will be deployed so as to cover
it in one day. But no vaccination team will conduct activities at two session sites
in any one day.
5. Several such vaccination teams will work simultaneously in a block or an urban
municipality to complete the immunization activities in the shortest possible time
without compromising on quality and safety of vaccination.
6. A school session will start as soon as the school starts in the morning and will
end when all children have been immunized. An outreach site will operate from 8 AM
to 2 PM or until the last child has been vaccinated. The ANM will do her scheduled
work in that area for that day after 2 PM. This will also ensure that the ANM is
available in the area for at least 1 hour after the last injection to attend to any
7. Mobile teams will be used for covering hard to reach areas, mobile populations
and temporary settlements. These teams will not go from house to house, but will
immunize children from a fixed location in these high-risk population settlements.
8. Supervisors will support the vaccinator teams on the day of activity and assess
coverage on the day after the completion of activity with a structured check list.
9. Areas having less than 90% coverage will be reached again by immunization teams
to vaccinate the missed children. Ensuring safe injections practices will be of paramount
importance during the campaign and only trained vaccinators must be allowed to vaccinate
1. All vaccination to be given by trained personnel from fixed sites.
2. One village /urban area to be covered in one day. No vaccinator will work at two
session sites on the same day.
3. Schools will be covered in first week; outreach and hard to reach areas in 2nd
and 3rd weeks.
4. ANM will continue with RI and other activities on scheduled days of the week.
5. Each beneficiary will wait for at least 30 minutes after measles vaccination.
Vaccinators will wait for at least one hour at the site after vaccinating the last
6. Accurate and realistic micro-plans will be critical for success.
7. All injection waste materials will be disposed per CPCB norms.
In Arunachal Pradesh, the measles catch up campaign is conducted in East Siang District
only wef 8th November 2010 and is ongoing. Rest of the districts will have SIA during
April / May 2011. A humble request to all concern is that all the children (9 months
to 10 years) must be vaccinated irrespective of earlier measles vaccination status.
While taking vaccination, the advice of the vaccination team / vaccinator must be
strictly followed to avoid preventable events. (The contributor is State Nodal Officer
(NRHM) Arunachal Pradesh)
Congress celebrates birth anniversary of Azad
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The Congress party has celebrated the 122nd birth anniversary of
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here in a befitting manner today.
The celebration function was organized by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC)
Ethic Cell as a part of the year-long celebration of 125 years of Indian National
APCC spokesman and advisor to CM, Vishal P Nabam delivered lecture on the life and
achievement of Azad as resource person. Born in Nov 11, 1888 in Mecca, Maulana Abul
Kalam Azad was one of the foremost leaders of Indian freedom struggle apart from
being a scholar and poet. He was inspired by the non-cooperation movement launched
by Mahatma Gandhi, joined INC in 1920 and became the president of INC from 1940-46.
He left for heavenly abode on February 22, 1958. Azad was posthumously awarded Bharat
Ratna in 1992 for his invaluable contribution to the nation.
Among others, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare
Board chairman Jalley Sonam, PCC executive and advisor to CM Nanom Jamoh, APCC general
secretary Tachu Hina also spoke on the occasion and called upon the party workers
to follow the footsteps of the great freedom fighters and leaders like Azad for unity,
peace and communal harmony.
APCC general secretary Minkir Lollen, secretary Byabang Nukh, NSUI president Kafa
Bagang, PCC executives members and office bearers attended the celebration.
U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket Tournament
UCCC & JCC win
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: United Capital Cricket Club (UCCC), Itanagar and Jaryir Cricket
Club (Hime), Likabali won their respective matches in U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20
Cricket Tournament today.
UCCC under the captaincy of Vijay Chiji triumphed by 8 wicket over Royal Kings-XI
Club, Itanagar at Naharlagun Cricket Ground.
While batting first after winning the toss, Royal Kings-XI club set a target of
62 run which was easily reached by UCCC in 8.3 over losing two wickets. Toko Robin
( 3wkt) was declared man of the match (MoM).
In another match of the day, Jaryir Cricket Club beat A-Sector Youth Cricket Club
by 10 runs. Chasing a target of 108 runs set by JCC to win, A Sector team were skittled
out for just 97 runs in the penultimate over.
Tobom Ngomle, of JCC was declared MoM for his four wicket haul.
1. Kargu Kardi Cricket Club vs Nirjuli Market Welfare Cricket Committee
2. Nirjuli Legends Cricket Club vs Mengio Cricket Club
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Ten days training on 6 and 7th Module of ASHA was inaugurated at
IDSP hall District Hospital Khonsa today.
DMO Dr.S.Ronya said that ASHA being the link worker between the Health Department
and the village, hence they should understand their responsibility and contribute
in the NRHM goal of lowering the MMR, IMR and TFR.
Dr.K.Perme, DRCHO reminded the ASHA’s to utilize the VH&SC fund judiciously and conduct
village health and nutrition day regularly.
He called on the ASHA’s to submit the UC’s of VH&SC on time.
N.Wangzen i/c DC Khonsa also spoke about the importance of timely submission of UC’s
and requested the ASHA’s to cooperate and coordinate with health department in implementing
the National Health programme.
The Training is being organized block wise for convenience of the ASHAs.
H.Monia and N.Bangsia of Longding CHC and District Hospital Khonsa were the Resource
ALSU demands action
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: An Emergency meeting was conducted by the Arunachal Law Students’
Union (ALSU) at Naharlagun in connection with the November nine incident of car
burning by miscreants. While condemning the cowardice act by the miscreants who burnt
down the private vehicle of ALSU general secretary Kipa Kanam, the union appealed
to the authorities concerned to arrest the culprit involved within seven days failing
which the union would launch democratic movement to fulfill its demand.
Nyapin, Sangram, Phassang Students Union (NSPSU) today condemned the cowardice act
of car burning at Leki village.The union appealed the law enforcing authorities to
investigate and to trace out the miscreants involved. It further appealed the students
bodies to work together for a society free from all kinds of nuisance including vandalism
and criminal activities.
AAPWU cabinet takes oath
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The oath taking ceremony of the All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’
Union (AAPWU) cabinet members was held at its head office, Itanagar yesterday.
Union president Jalley Sonam administered the oath of office and secrecy to the executive
members of the union who have been re-selected/re-elected for a period of five years
in a general body meeting held on Nov 8 at its head office.
Jalley Sonam and Changma Tajo have been re-selected as president and vice president
of the Union at Daporijo conference. Other cabinet members include Hage Tara, working
president, Kipa Tanam as Vice President (HQ), Tali Nguri and Rakhe Boda as vice president
eastern and western zone, Tai Yapu, Tok Madam and Tana Yakung as its women wing President,
Vice President and General Secretary respectively.
Inter-circle students meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Nyapin, Sangram, Phassang Students’ Union (NSPSU) will organize
a inter-circle students meet at Sangram from Nov 23 to 26.
The programme includes literary, cultural and sports competition among the students
from various schools in order to explore the latent talent of the students.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The East Siang Unemployed Youth Welfare Organization (ESUYWO) was
formed on November 10 at Pasighat with Oyin Yomso (Jr) and John Ering as president
and general secretary respectively.
Lada Township Land Donor Association (LTLDA) in East Kameng has been formed with
Wangdu Sangchoju and Dev Sangchoju as its president and secretary on Nov 4.
Marde to attend foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Takar Marde would
attend as chief guest in the 7thfoundation day cum conference of Kalom Ao Welfare
Society at Tirbin on November 20.
The three-day programme will begin from Nov 18 and the final match of the 2nd Kalom
Ao Open Football tournament will be held on Nov 19.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) while condemning the vandalization
of residential quarters of Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner and OC, Ziro, urged
Government to reward both the deputy commissioner and OC for their prompt action
in tackling the irate mob.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The Bahai’s of Itanagar is going to celebrate the 193rd Birth anniversary
of Baha’u’llah, the Founder prophet of Bahai faith at E-Sector Itanagar on November
CRC silver jubilee
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Christian Revival Church, Naharlagun is celebrating its silver
jubilee at its F-Sector, Naharlagun church premises from November 19-21.
Design and development training
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: A week-long skill development programme on ‘design and product
development for textile and cane-bamboo-wood products’ has been launched at DIC,
Pasighat on Nov 8 last.
The programme is being sponsored by National Centre for Design and Product Development,
New Delhi and conducted by DIC Pasighat.
Altogether, six programmes will be conducted on cluster-wise and the closing ceremony
will be held on December 17 next.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Ramle Banggo Welfare Society appealed to the State Government to
issue independent administrative power to ADC Nari for issue of PRC, ILP, ST certificate
etc. for convenience of public of the area.
Meanwhile, it expressed gratitude to East Siang district administration for extending
financial assistance of Rs.2000 each to the fire victims of Nari main market as an
immediate relief and setting up a committee to assess the properties damaged for
recommendation to the State government for further necessary action.
The immediate relief of Rs.2000 is appreciable but not enough considering the extent
of the damages, the RBWS said, and urged the Government to take immediate necessary
action for quick rehabilitation of the affected families.
Local TV channel soon
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Arunachal TV, in a meeting yesterday, resolved to launch a local
TV channel soon in the capital to cover up news, events and other programs. An executive
has been constituted with Techi Kaso as chairman, Kara Guma as managing director,
Tana Tagi Tara as programme executive and TG Tara as technical director.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Sangha Welfare Society Parsi Parlo appreciated Mother Teresa Missionary
of Charity Regional Unit, Guwahati, and its Naharlagun and Palin units for providing
relief materials to the victims of the fire incident and Rat menace of Parsi-Parlo
The relief material was distributed by a team of sisters and SWS Chairman to 100
effected families at Byatey camp, Koloriang on Nov 9.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: The Nyoi Welfare Association in a release said that the girl in
a video clip reportedly in circulation does not belong to Nyoi clan.
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Arunachal Citizens’ Right (ACR), while condemning the setting ablaze
the car of All Arunachal Law Students’ Union General Secretary Kipa Kanam on the
Nov 9 at Lekhi village near Nirjuli, expresses concern for the life and security
of the people living in and around the capital complex, especially of those who think
of or try to question the illegal activities. ACR urged the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
to trace out and punish the culprits so that people may retain faith in the working
of the system and live without fear.
The incident is a clear denial and curtailing of a person’s right to expression,
as claimed by Kanam, is proved right.
As a responsible and concerned citizen, Kanam has every right to question the illegal
appointments of the TOIs of Tourism Department and the inspectors of the Tax and
Excise Department, it said.
Committee takes action
ITANAGAR, Nov 11: Rayee Panchayat Wildlife Protection Committee members recently
caught five ‘intruders’ at Keese (Changchi) hilltop area along with .22 rifle and
a SBBL and other ammunitions. However, the case was later settled locally through
‘Mel’ and the weapons that were deposited in the office of the Toru circle for safe
custody were released subsequently, the release said. Hunting of wild animals and
fishing is strictly prohibited in Toru circle and anyone caught in the jungles or
rivers with the intention of hunting and fishing will be dealt with firm hand as
per law, the committee said in a release.
It appealed to all the people of Capital Complex region and people of other district,
especially Lower Subansiri and circles bordering with Toru to refrain from illegal
hunting and fishing in Toru, particularly at Ngopiso, Hara Happa, Solok Geku, Nirup
Nalla, Changchi Pobo (Kesse), Muku Sii, Toko Putu, Bachi Pakab, Dabi nallah and Pare
No work, no pay for East Kameng officials
Seppa: Taking serious note of absentee govt officials from their respective posting
place, the Deputy Commissioner East Kameng Tope Bam has passed an order directing
them to stay at their respective posting places.
Bam said that ‘no work, no pay’ is being implemented in the district.
The DC further said that he shall not consider any officer reporting absent from
the duty on the pretext of shortage of the accommodation in the work place while
adding that HODs must ensure that every one stays in their place of posting. (DIPRO)
Workshop on endangered languages
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, RGU, North Eastern Regional Centre
of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Guwahati are jointly organizing a three-day
workshop cum symposium on status of unwritten and endangered languages of Arunachal
Pradesh from November 15-17 at RGU.