Itanagar, Nov 5: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society expresses its deep sense of shock
at the passing away of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the cultural icon of North East India,
who many songs reflected and showcased the true natural beauty of Arunachal Pradesh.
With his death, Arunachal has lost one of its greatest admirers, said APLS president
Sahitya Akademy awardee YD Thongchi and general secretary Tokong Pertin.
Arunachal’s own icon Bengia Hemata, who had arranged Bhupenda’s visit to Itanagar
when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared Arunachal a Union Territory on 20th
January 1972 to sing his self composed ‘Hamara Arunachal’, also deeply mourned his
death. Hemanta sang the Nyishi version of the song which was recorded by the HMV.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today expressed shock at the death of the iconic figure.
“In him we have lost an icon of the region and a great friend, philosopher and guide
of Arunachal Pradesh,” he said in a message this evening.
“Bhupenda will always be remembered for his emotional attachment with Arunachal Pradesh
and his long association with the state in its cultural evolution. His songs like
the Siangor Galong…of 1961 and the Tirap himantor…of 1966 created an emotional bondage
between the tribes of Arunachal and people of Assam. His music became a bridge between
the people of the hills and the plains”, the CM said in a message from Delhi.
In 1977 the Arunachal Pradesh Government awarded him a Gold Medal for his outstanding
contribution towards Tribal Welfare, and Upliftment of Tribal Culture through cinema
The widow of famous writer- late Lummer Dai, Nanni Dai has expressed her profound
grief over the passing away of Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
Recalling the illustrious figure’s contribution towards bolstering the Assam-Arunachal
Pradesh ties, she said, “We can never forget Bhupenda’s role in bridging the gap
between the two neighbouring states through his soulful music. He had made an indelible
mark on the people of Arunachal for cementing its ties with Assam and bringing a
sense of peaceful coexistence and harmony between the two States courtesy his unforgettable
While recalling the relations between her husband, late Lummer Dai and Dr Bhupen
Hazarika, Nanni Dai said, “My husband attended the Dada Saheb Phalke Award function
at the invitation of Bhupenda. While he was seated among the invitees, Dr Hazarika
called Lummer to join him at the dais. Such magnanimous and big-hearted was the man.”
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has condoled the death of Bhupen Hazarika. AAPSU
remembers his contribution in promoting culture and tradition of North East region
at national level and his special love for the people of Arunachal.
A close acquaintance of Bhupenda, septuagenarian B K Ghosh Dastidar, who had the
privilege to work with the singer during his early days, said “I have lost a personal
Vidyamandir, a Coaching Institute also condoled the death of Dr Hazarika.
No arrest yet, Dept to initiate action, seeks security
AAPSU, NCP ask for arrests
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: No arrest has been made so far in connection with yesterday’s arson
in capital complex in which 3 STS buses and SE, PWD (coord) office here were burnt
down, according to Capital SP Alok Kumar. However, four persons, who were roaming
around, were arrested by patrolling team yesterday night under section 109 of CrPC,
Additional forces have been deployed at all vital points, government office complex
and isolated areas in and around capital complex, the SP said adding that mobile
patrolling and checking have also been intensified after yesterday’s incidents.
While condemning the act of arson in the Itanagar Bus station yesterday and also
making it clear that the Department will not spare any erring official for lapse
of duty which contributed to the destruction of three APSTS buses by antisocial elements,
the General Manager, State Transport Services lauded the police, fire brigade personnel
and all those citizens who were instrumental in extinguishing the fire that would
have otherwise destroyed many other buses parked inside the station and staff quarters.
Although immediate remedial measures have been initiated by the State Transport Services
in an effort to avert recurrence of similar incident, General Manager stressed upon
the urgent need for opening of police beats/ police chawkis at the office complex
of General Manager, State Transport Services and Directorate of Food and Civil Supplies
and the APSTS Central Workshop, Karsingsa as permanent measure for safety and security
of life and property. He further appealed the District Administration to arrange
stepping up of vigil at all the STS establishment in the capital Complex.
Expressing serious concern at yesterday’s arson, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union
(AAPSU) urged the state government to launch serious investigation into the case
and give exemplary punishment to those culprits involved.
For last six months people of state were suffering due to infighting within ruling
Congress party and were hoping that the change of leadership will settle down things
for peace. But this serious incident has raised few questions regarding Congress
party and their government, the Union said.
Such kind of law and order problem in capital is making life hell for the ordinary
citizens. The worst sufferer is the student communities, it said as it urged state
government to strictly deal with law breakers and improve the security scenario at
the earliest so that citizen of capital can feel safe.
AAPSU will be compelled to launch movement against ruling party in the state if law
and order doesnot improve, it said.
Nationalist Congress Party state unit condemned the incideny. The NCP unit termed
the incident as unfortunate and anti developmental and added that APST Buses were
meant for the general public use.
It urged the state government and the concerned authority to initiate impartial
inquiry into the incident and nab the culprit and award them with exemplary punishment.
ACCI makes CC TV installation mandatory
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The business community in emergency meetings with senior police
officers of Capital Complex district held simultaneously at Itanagar and Naharlagun
has called for installation of CC TV within and outside all important business complexes
to keep track of the movement of anti-social elements inimical to the state’s interest.
The Naharlagun meeting was addressed by SDPO Irak Bagra, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce
& Industries (ACCI) general secretary Tarh Nachung, representatives of Naharlagun,
Nirjuli and Banderdewa Bazar Welfare committees, while the Itanagar meeting addressed
by SDPO Taru Gusar was attended by representatives of All Itanagar Marker Welfare
Association. Representatives of Capital Complex Petorl Pump Association attended
The ACCI made it compulsory for all the traders’ bodies to ensure installation of
the CC TV immediately in their jurisdiction by the owners with intimation to the
ACCI. The CC TV would be mandatory for all petrol pumps and pharmacies.
The Arunachal State Hospital is the first in the state to install two CC TVs, one
of which installed in the registration counter had helped on September 12 last to
apprehend a pickpocket on the spot with the help of the TV footage. The business
community has also warned against any unauthorized collection of donation from the
traders in the name of any organization, association or NGOs. It has been decided
to report such activities to the police for prompt action.
MLA takes stock of on-going projects
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: MLA Nabam Rebia made an unannounced visit to Sangdupota Circle today
to take stock of the progress of the on-going projects.
Rebia inspected the Wire Rope Suspension Bridge connecting Gungu village with Khemyir
over Poma river and expressed satisfaction over the completion of the bridge constructed
under NLCPR. He advised the EE to effect some minor modifications.
Addressing the gathering at Sangdupota Rebia exhorted the people to have a positive
attitude towards the development projects coming up in the area and urged them to
extend their fullest help to the administration as well as the implementing agencies.
He advised them not to hinder the execution of schemes and told the gathering that
many more projects are on the pipeline. He said that in future Sangdupota shall be
a major hub for business activities too with National Institute of Technology, Entrepreneur
Development Institute, LAW College and Tourist Resort coming up in the area.
Moreover, with the district connectivity extending to Tarasso, Tapiaso, Seijosa and
Pakke Kesang in future the area will see a major change and it shall definitely benefit
the locals. He also urged them to preserve the wildlife and make the place tourism-friendly.
In the end he asked the GBs and PRI leaders to assist the District Administration
in mapping the Circle Headquarter at the earliest.
Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu said that since Sangdupota has long been recognised as CO
Hq after the land was made available by the people of the area, the question of any
dispute does not arise at all. He urged the GBs and PRI members to be the guardians
of the CO Hq and instructed the CO and LRSO to do the mapping immediately.
He was accompanied by DC Pige Ligu, EE RWD Paichulupa, CO Border Affairs Olik
Taring, CO Sangdupota Likha Teji, LRSO Techi Hitlar, ZPM Nabam Sukia, Anchal Chairperson
Panye Matung and host of other officials and PRI members.
Later the team visited Dulane village after which they proceeded to inspect the WRS
Bridge over Popum River near Kanebung.
Road accidents claim four lives
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Three persons were killed including the driver of the car (No.AR-01E
7733) in a fatal road accident near Silapathar today.
The accident occurred when their car in which they were travelling from Itanagar
to Pasighat collided head on with a truck (Dumper) in an accident prone zone at Silasuti
bridge point in between Silapathar and Demo at around 4 pm this afternoon, OC of
Silapathar Police Station Suban Das told The Arunachal Times over telephone.
The persons killed in the accident were identified as Tadam Taki, a retired civil
servant, Pangin, Rotom Kamgo of Kamba village, West Siang and Pradip Biswakarma
(driver) of Misamari, Helem, Sonitpur, the OC said.
Meanwhile, BJP state unit general secretary Tai Tagak expressed deep shock over tragic
death of Rotum Kamgo and Tadam Taki.
Kamgo, 49, was convenor of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(IFCSAP). He was also Regional office bearer of RSS. He left behind his wife and
While describing his death as great loss for the people of the state in particular,
Tagak, on behalf of the party and his own behalf, conveyed deep sense of condolence
to the bereaved family members of both Kamgo and Taki and prayed for eternal peace
of the departed souls. Arunachal Vikash Parishad, East Siang district unit has also
mourned the death of former APCS officer Taki.
Meanwhile, Tatung Chadap BE (civil) 3rd year student of PES Engineering College,
Nagsenvana University Mumbai died in a road accident yesterday at Mumbai.
Late Tatung was the son of late Tatung Talok of Gimba, Tali circle of Kurung Kumey.
The body of the deceased would be brought to Itanagar and handed over to his family
members and relatives for last rite.
Meanwhile, All Tatung Welfare Society mourned the sad demise of Tadap and termed
his death as a great loss to the society.
The members of ATWS observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed
Nature enthusiast sights new moth
JAIRAMPUR, Nov 5: After sighting of Bhutan Glory, a rare butterfly in Ziro last September,
the region is once again in the top list of researchers. The Nature enthusiasts of
Ngunu Ziro under the leadership of Dr. Tage Kanu, unknowingly photographed a new
species of Moth during their field trip to Talley Valley Reserve in September 2010.
The photograph was sent to Dr. V Subhalaxmi, Education officer of Bombay Nature History
Society (BNHS) for identification which she was able to identify to Genus level.
On consultation with international Moth experts in British Natural History Museum
and experts from Hong Kong, it was confirmed that this is a new Species for Science.
This day-flying moth identified as Zygaenid possibly mimics Bhutan Glory butterfly
and thus shares same habitat.
Dr. Shen-Horn Wen from Taiwan University who has been specializing on this genus
of moth has agreed to collaborate in describing this species.
There are currently an estimated 1,12,000 to 1,65,000 described species of butterflies
and moths within 131 families on this planet. A moth is an insect closely related
to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Moths form the majority of
this order and about ten times the number of species of butterfly, with thousands
of species yet to be described. Most species of moths are nocturnal, but there are
many day flying moths also. India including the North East is a home of approximately
15000 to 17000 species of Moths. But of late, the numbers of these Lepidopteron or
insects with four wings have dwindled drastically. Around a hundred species of the
butterflies are on the verge of extinction in India. The decline has been so rapid,
especially in the Third World, that if allowed to go unchecked, it will be irreversible.
“Butterflies are almost always treated as non-target species in wildlife conservation
and management programmes. The “Protected Area Network” set up by the government
is directed towards “iconic” fauna like the tiger, the Asiatic lion, the elephant
and the rhinoceros. While no one has an agenda against butterflies, these small,
beautiful and agriculturally important creatures are often ignored. Butterflies
are an indicator of environmental health. Few are aware of the crucial role the butterfly
plays in pollination of a large portion of economically important crops and flowering
plants, which is second only to the honeybee. The millennia-old silk industry is
also dependent on the butterfly. Should the butterfly diversity decline, it will
directly affect the country’s agriculture” says Surya Prakash, a famous Lepidopterist
and conservationist. Unfortunately, conservation of forest and wildlife is the most
grueling or discarded effort to perpetrate in this rapidly progressing world. Because
80% of the local population in Arunachal, the home of many unknown species of smaller
world, is directly or indirectly dependant on forest and forest bi-products for livelihood,
the laws should be amended carefully to reform deforestation or afforest the barren
land. If negligence endure and mindless deforestation continues than the fury of
nature will devastate civilization in near future. Common flora and fauna will vanish
and those rarest categories will be an example of the past. The developed countries
like US where many butterflies are endangered as are their host plants because of
depletion in forest cover; the US is now importing live butterflies to rehabilitate
“As the Lepidoptera fauna is not thoroughly explored in Arunachal Pradesh and that
there are potential of recording new species for science, an extensive project will
be planned for the region by the BNHS in near future” says Dr. Subhalaxmi, the Principal
Investigator from BNHS who visited the Ziro and Talley Valley Sanctuary September
last in pursuit of collecting the type specimen of the Zygaenid Moth. In this short
survey conducted by BNHS in Siro Village and Talley Valley reserve of Lower Subansiri
the team recorded close to 385 moth species and 68 butterfly species. Of the 385
moth species recorded, 278 species have been identified and remaining 107 species
are yet to be identified.
“Many of the moth species are possible new for India and as the unidentified moths
are being further studied, we may encounter new species for science as well” she
During this 10 days short survey, BNHS team also witnessed some of the Rare butterflies
like Tytler’s multi spot flat, Bhutan Glory, Brown Gorgon, Powdered Green Hairstreak,
Singe stone, Striped Punch, White edge bush brown, White Commodore, Bhutan Sergeant,
Great Yellow Sailor, Grand Duchess, Manipur Jungle Queen a uncommon one and a Khaki
Silver line, a very rare butterfly.
PPA extends unconditional support, orgs hope
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: While extending unconditional support to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
for good governance, the PPA legislators of the state hoped that the state will witness
a new horizon of peace and harmony, unity and integrity, development and prosperity
under the experienced leadership of Tuki. Besides political stability, the party
hoped that the very fabric of unity in diversity will be strengthened and all section
of society will contribute towards building a strong, prosperous and peaceful Arunachal.
Extending support to the new Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the All India Trinamool Congress
(AITC), Arunachal Pradesh with its five legislators in state Assembly believed that
peace, harmony will prevail in the state under the leadership of Tuki.
The party appealed the CM to take prompt action for arrest of the miscreants responsible
for destruction of public properties recently. It further said that police personnel
responsible for the death of late Heri Tai, who succumbed to his bullet injuries,
should be brought to book.
NCP unit extended its congratulations to the new Chief Minister and expressed the
hope that the new government led by Nabam Tuki will work in the spirit of common
people for development, peace, harmony and maintain good and transparent governance.
The Galo Welfare Society has hoped that being an experienced leader, Nabam Tuki will
work for the larger interest of the state and provide equitable development in all
All Tirap District Students Union (ATSU) hoped that the Chief Minister would come
out with a proper strategy to ensure peace and harmony in Tirap-Changlang.
Union appealed Tuki to take necessary steps for conduction of Tirap-Changlang Battalion
recruitment rally at the earliest.
Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) hopes that CM will lead the state to progress and
prosperity through peace and communal harmony under his leadership and will discourage
the bandh culture in the state .
SECC trainings end in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Nov 5: Training program for field staffs (Enumerators, Supervisors and
Charge Officers) for Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) in East Siang district
ended at Nari covering Pasighat, Ruksin, Pangin, Boleng and Riga for both Rural &
The training programs were conducted by the BDOs of East Siang in their respective
blocks. The Additional Principal Socio-Economic and Caste Census SC Debnath (ADC),
Rural Nodal Officer T Pada (PD DRDA), Urban Nodal Officer (DD, UD) Er. T Darang and
Master-Trainers HK Roy and C Mukherji imparted the trainings in the district. A technical
demonstration-cum-practical training with Tablet PC would be organized soon at the
district headquarter Pasighat for better understanding of the enumerators, informed
At Ziro, a daylong training was carried out by the
A power point presentation on various methodologies to be adopted for conducting
the census operation was given by the master trainers. The training programe was
attended by 21 enumerators and supervisors. DC Nila Mohanan in her keynote address
urged all the enumerators and supervisors to discharge their duty with sincerity
and dedication as data collected during the census would form the basis for planning
of future development activities.
Er Taker Tachang, DD-cum-DSECCO, Ziro stressed the importance of SECC2011 which would
be the basis of evolving policies to eliminate poverty and poor living standard of
urban dweller. (DIPROs)
Workshop on e-AgriKiosk Information Validation
PASIGHAT, Nov 5: One day Workshop on Content Refinement and Validation by the agricultural
experts was conducted at the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural
University (CAU), Pasighat yesterday. This is one of the research activity undertaken
by the e-AgriKiosk: Innovating for future project (Touch Screen Kiosks for farm technology
transfer), which is sponsored by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
(NABARD) under the Rural Innovation Fund (RIF) scheme.
Considering importance of Rice and Khasi mandarin for the farmers of the East Siang
district, information and knowledge on these two crops was refined and validated.
The workshop was chaired by Dr. B.N. Hazarika, Dean of the College and the project
team was led by Dr. Bhanuprakash Mishra, Centre Co-ordinating Principal Investigator,
Social Science expert Dr. A.S. Mailappa and Dr. Raja, an Pathologist along with multidisciplinary
team of experts from the College of Horticulture and Forestry and KVK, East Siang
district team had intensive discussion on farmer specific content.
This project is one of first of this kind in north-East India proposes to provide
farm information in local tribal dialect supported by the text and images by touch
screen kiosks. After scientist-farmer participatory content refinement and validation
process touch screen kiosks will be placed in the four villages of East Siang district.
Micro entrepreneurship development training
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO organized micro
entrepreneurship development training in Mushroom Cultivation to Susana, Achu and
Moses SHGs consisting of 17 members from New Khamlang Village under Miao Circle.
The participants consisting of SHG members who are basically farmers showed great
interest in mushrooming.
Paul Chawang and Alisha Mossang of AMYAA (NGO) facilitated the interactive training
programme through participatory approach. In the theoretical inputs sessions Mr.
Paul emphasized on the processes and steps to be followed in mushroom cultivation.
He further highlighted the value addition of Mushroom product as food item.
In the practical cum demonstrative session the facilitators guided participants in
the preparation of Mushroom Cylinders starting right from soaking the straw to packing
the straw and mushroom spawns into mushroom cylinders. The participants having learned
the process of mushroom cultivation will go for preparing of 160 mushroom cylinders.
The SHG members expressed their interest and desire to take up mushroom cultivation
as one of their main income generation activity. The AMYAA (NGO) will be extending
full support to all the actively functioning SHGs, Farmers’ Club and unemployed youth
who are genuinely in feasible income generation activities on their own or in groups.
VKAJ organizes free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti (VKAJ) organized four Free Medical
camps in Tirap district from Nov1- 4.
The camps were held at Pongkong, Barap and Lazu Township of Lazu circle and Khela
of Khonsa circle.
A total 274 patients were examined and free medicines were distributed by the Mobile
Medical Unit of VKAJ. Many people of these areas are suffering from various ailments
like typhoid, flu, diarrhea and blood dysentery. Two health awareness meeting were
Tirap Ingenious Peoples Society(TIPS) volunteers also participated in these camps.
It is to be mentioned that these two organizations conducted more than 50 medical
camps in Tirap during this summer.
The DMO of Tirap also supported this noble effort by providing them some basic medicines.
Excellence Award for Debabrata Maji
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Debabrata Maji of Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh
has been conferred with National Status Award ‘Excellence Award for National Social
Activity’ by the Global Achievers Foundation, New Delhi.
This award has been conferred upon him at a glittering function during the National
Seminar on ‘Individual Contribution for Social Economic Growth’ held at New Delhi
on Nov 4.
During the award presentation ceremony Former CBI Director Joginder Singh, Secretary
of Minority Committee for AICC Anis Durrani, General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Congress
Committee Dr. A. Ameerjahan, Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Hari Pal
Rawat and others dignitaries were present.
NBCC Youth Meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Nyishi Baptist Church Council, Sagalee Sub Division conducted its
Youth Meet at Town Baptist Church, Sagalee from November 2-4 last.
Parang and Bobia team lifted the boys and girls volleyball champion trophy and in
individual events Nabam Rui has been declared as best singer while Paje Dadang, Debia
Tada and Techi Son were adjudged as first in Essay writing competition, best speaker
and quiz competition respectively.
Executive Committee Member NBCC Techi James Tara attended the opening ceremony as
Chief Guest while Anchal Chairperson Nabam Yakum attended the closing ceremony as
Org denounce statement
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), East Kameng and Kurung Kumey
district units in a joint release denounced the statement of Yumlam Achung led ANYA
published in this daily on Oct 21.
Achung in its statement said that the ANYA election held on Oct 16 was totally unauthorized
and unrecognized and differences between two factions of ANYA should have been sorted
out in a same platform before conduction of election.
Reacting to Achung’s remarks, both the district unit said, Bamang Taji and Kumar
Tajo have been duly elected by the voters of five districts including Capital Complex
in peaceful manner on Oct 16.
Warm reception to promising dancer
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU), Leporiang People Welfare Committee
Capital Complex and Arunachal Artists Forum jointly accorded warm reception to Nabam
Apang, a promising Arunachalee dancer at Naharlagun helipad yesterday.
Nabam Apang reached the 4th round of the Dance India Dance audition at Kolkata and
has been selection for Mumbai audition.
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Expressing happiness over induction of Papum Pare S P Nabam Gungte
and CO, 2nd IRBn, Changlang Kime Kaming into prestigious Indian Police Service (IPS),
All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has hoped that newly inducted IPS officer duo
will continue to render best of services to the people without fear and favour.
Engineer deputed for training
ITANAGAR, Nov 5: GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd, Kharsang Oil field has deputed Samjong Rekhung,
Assistant Manager Electrical for a course with Caterpillar Company in Melbourne,
Australia for Operation and Maintenance of Gas Based Power Plant.
It is for the first time that an Engineer from the Arunachal State is proceeding
for such a prestigious course, said a press release from the company.
Two drowned in Kurung River
ITANAGAR: Horat Chutia who was working as private labour under Yangte Circle is reportedly
drowned in Kurung River on November 1 while fishing.
Meanwhile, the administration constituted a special search team but unfortunately
the team leader Dari Sangkio also lost his life at Kurung River during the operation.
The administration announced an amount of Rs 10,000 to the informer leading to recovery
of the two dead bodies. Contact at 9402974329, 9436052749 and 9436259915.
IAF rally and percentage of marks
Indian Air Force (IAF) held a rally at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun for the state
of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland. The Students who secured 50% marks or above
in 10+2 CBSE Examination were allowed to attend the rally.
I have secured 56.2% in plus 2 but I was rejected. One of the Airmen did not accept
my percentage for Y group (Non-Technical) saying that I was not qualified to attend
the rally as I got only 17 marks in Mathematics which was my additional subject.
But the fact is that additional subject is not added in the overall percentage. They
added my additional subject and divided it by six subjects whereas they should have
just taken into account marks of the five subjects.
I want a reply from any IAF officer regarding this.
Dr Jini’s kindness saved my sister
My idea of medical service in our state was not very high and those of high medical
officers were not better, but to my pleasant surprise, I was proved wrong by Chief
Medical Officer, General Hospital, Naharlagun in particular and its staff in general.
On the night of Oct 30, my sister was critically ill and was referred to Guwahati
for treatment. Problem of managing an ambulance seemed an uphill task to me, anyway
I called up C.M.O, Naharlagun and requested for his help. Frankly I didn't expect
much would happen but he took prompt action and arranged an ambulance to take us
to Guwahati. I will ever be grateful to him and would not able to repay him ever.
If not for him my sister would not have been alive.
I hope people like him will always keep burning the lamp of humanity and other officers
should take cue and be sympathetic towards poor and needy.
D . N . Hina
Capable student leader is the need of the hour
The XVIth Biennial Conference-Cum-Election of the All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU)
commences from 3rd November at Sunpura in Lohit. Established in the year 1978 with
the motto to serve the Mishmi Society, it was initially a vocal pressure group. It
acted as a vigilant watchdog which would growl, bark and bite whenever the interests
of the Mishmis were infringed upon. Upholding its motto, the AMSU since its inception
played many significant roles for its society, such as fostering brotherhood among
the Mishmis, organizing social services in the villages, guarding the native’s land
from encroachment by outsiders and refugees, dissuading the sale of native’s land
to outsiders and educating them about its long term implications etc. Similarly,
the union leaders were elected on the basis of their integrity and leadership qualities.
But of late, it’s conspicuously seen that the union elections have turned into a
political arena. The candidates are affiliated to one or the other politicians. The
elections are fought under their auspice, who support the candidate of their choice.
To ensure their victory, the political patrons entice the voters with money and other
allurements. Obviously after emerging victorious, these student leaders would bend
to the interest of their political boss. Instead of becoming a true student leader,
they become the Netaji’s stooge, who dances to the latter’s tune by often keeping
at bay the community's interest. Under the leadership of such dubious leaders, the
union deflects from its motto. In such a scenario, many capable candidates without
political affiliations are ignored and the union is deprived of a strong leader.
Consequently, the credibility of the union is at stakes. In absence of strong civil
bodies of the Mishmis, AMSU is expected to play a host of roles, such as stress on
quality education, launch tirade against the opium menace, check the influx of migrants,
prevent the marginalization of Mishmis politically and uphold the dignity of the
The need of the hour is of a capable student leader, who can galvanize the dormant
youth power to work selflessly for the society. The student community needs to understand
that the union election is not only about raving up and casting their votes. They
should ensure that they vote for a candidate, who can deliver the goods without fear
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Ban, hoarding and inflated prices
I would like to post some comment on banning of tobacco products, by various fly
by night organizations. I do accept the negative aspects of tobacco consumption,
but as an adult member of the society, it is my right and choice to indulge in whatever
vices I want to without hurting the sentiments of the majority. Yes smoking, tiranga
consumption among school children is rampant and it should be discouraged through
awareness and one should not forget the role of parents and family, plus legislations
have been passed to control it. Society as a whole should act these organizations
has no authority to ban things whatever it maybe.
Does banning really solve the problem? It only leads to hoarding and inflated prices.
A pack of cigarettes costing Rs 25 is being sold at Rs 50. The only ones profiting
are vendors and wholesalers. The administration doesn’t seem to care. You get cigarette
at Rs 25 at district whereas in the capital of a state the rules are openly floated
by everyone. It explains the sorry state of affairs. The govt could start on a positive
footing if prices are checked on every items used by the common people, though it
may sound ridiculous but drops makes an ocean.
Lastly use your precious pages for useful news, not for any know all organizations.
What is the motive behind such sudden compassion?
The Heri Youth Welfare Association strongly condemn 7 days ultimatum by one Yumlam
Achung, who claims to be president of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) wherein
he demanded renaming of Indira Gandhi Park as Heri Tai Memorial. Heri Tai is a martyr
of the Nyishi community who laid down his life for the greater cause of the Nyishi
community. We the family members of late Heri Tai are at pain to read the local dailies
of November 2 issue where one Yumlam Achung so called president of ANYA demanded
the State Govt to rename Indira Gandhi Park as Heri Tai Memorial Park. The entire
Heri clan does not support such meaningless demand which smack of political motive
and malafide intention.
The 7 days ultimatum is uncalled for and is an act to take undue advantage for selfish
motive and thereby defaming the supreme sacrifice of late Heri Tai.
The family members of late Heri Tai under the banner of All Heri Youth Welfare Association
out rightly reject and strongly condemn the demand of Yumlam Achung and group. Heri
clan does not recognize Yumlam Achung led ANYA and strongly warns them not to interfere
in our family matter.
What is the motive behind such sudden compassion for late Heri Tai? Yumlam Achung
may kindly clarify on why he did not express condolence to the bereaved family by
visiting them at their home? Why he did not visit RK Mission Hospital when he was
admitted there and taking his last breath? Why he did not attend the funeral which
was attended by every member from Nyishi community?
Moreover, Yumlam Achung or his representatives did not take the consent of late Heri
Tai family before demanding renaming of the Park to the State Govt.
Regarding the Heri Tai case, the Heri clan strongly believes that matter will be
seriously taken up by the NES, ANSU and legislators of the Nyishi community.
Therefore, the Heri clan warns Yumlam Achung led ANYA and any organization in future
to refrain from playing with the sentiments of Heri clan and make mockery of the
supreme sacrifice of late Heri Tai for their selfish interest.
The All Heri Youth Association also demands to the state government to nab the culprits
who shot late Heri Tai on 11 October, 2011 at IG Park and award exemplary punishment.
Public Sense, albeit the absence of it is a pan India occurrence particularly so
in case of our beloved state.
Take for instance, the ATM Booth. Go to any ATM kiosk and one will see it all swarmed
by people. To top it all, you have a separate queue for the women folk, so much so
for gender equality which I believe is typical of Arunachal only. This crowding of
the ATM kiosk defeats the very purpose of a secure ATM Pin no.
It is very clear even from a layman's perspective that a criminal minded person can
easily manipulate the situation and can rob a person. It would be far better if we
be a bit patient and show a bit of common sense as well and stand in a queue outside
rather than cram the insides.
The same people when they go out to some other states are all courtesy and gentleman
personified, they waits, follow the rules etc. Wonder why they can't do the same
in their hometown!
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