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Brahmaputra to bid farewell to Dr Hazarika

Arunachal declares one-day state mourning

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The mortal remain of legendary Dr Bhupen Hazarika was flown to Guwahati this morning where his last rites will be held on Tuesday.

His cremation will take place tomorrow at one pm on the banks of the Brahmaputra, a river which he revered and eulogized in many of his songs.

A source of inspiration for many of his deeply meaningful lyrics, it is only appropriate that this proud son of the soil will have his last rites of passage on its very bank.

The 86-year-old music doyen died of multi-organ failure on Saturday at the Mumbai.

In a gesture which acknowledges the great respect and fan following that Dr Hazarika has in Arunachal, the Arunachal government has declared one-day state mourning on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today directed the Chief Secretary to declare the mourning immediately. All state government institutions will remain closed as a mark of respect for the departed soul, whose association with Arunachal Pradesh has been incomparable.

The Chief Minister, who is in New Delhi on urgent official matters, expressed regret that he would not be able to personally attend the last rites of the ‘friend, philosopher and guide of Arunachal Pradesh’. However, he asserted that emotionally he is with all those in grief on the demise of one of the greatest personalities of the North East and join them in expressing condolence.

Tuki requested the members of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) led by Y D Thongchi, who would be attending the last rites of the departed cultural icon on Tuesday, to convey the pain and grief felt by the people of Arunachal on the irreparable loss and the love and affection towards Late Bhupenda.

The Nyishi Elite Society has deeply mourned the demise of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. The North East has lost a multifaceted personalities and a visionary human being with the passing away of Dr. Hazarika, it said.

Though he may not be with us today but his songs like Suraj ka kiran….hamara Arunachal, Koto Jowanor mrityu hol, Siang orre galong, Lohitore Khampti, Pada ngunyi ge beenaam (Nyishi) will continue to reverberate in the hills and valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, it said. Donyipolo Nyedar Namlo, Itanagar and Doimukh Nyeder Namlo also condoled the death of Dr. Hazarika. Arunachal Artiste Forum in a condolence meeting at Naharlagun yesterday expressed deep shock at the demise of music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

Assamese community residing at capital complex yesterday paid tribute to Bhupen Hazarika in a simple function here at Imdad Bhawan.

The house also observed two minutes silence and prayed for his departed soul to rest in peace.   

The function was jointly organized by the Assamese Youth Welfare Association of Arunachal Pradesh, Asom Arunachal Sammanoy Rakkhi Lekhikha Samaroh Sakha Samity and Assameese Students’ Union of NERIST.

Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti, Arunachal Pradesh has also mourned the demise of Late Hazarika.

Hundreds of people including prolific writer, poet and novelist Kaling Borang, Dean of College of Horticulture Dr. BN Hazarika, renowned scientist of Assam Horticulture University Prof. AC Bora, Dr. BR Phukan (CAU Pasighat), Girin Tamuly turned up and paid their homage to music legend Dr. Bhupen Hazarika this evening at state’s oldest Namghar. The programe was organized by Sankardev Kala Kristi Kendra, Pasighat.

Kaling Borang said Hazarika’s demise is not only a great loss for Assam and India but for the entire humanity because he sang for the entire humanity.


No more MoUs, Orgs appeal to govt

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Forum for Siang Dialogue (FSD), Siang Peoples’ Forum (SPF) and Lower Siang Dam affected Peoples’ Forum (LSDAPF), spearheading the anti-Mega Dam movements in the Siang valley appealed to  UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, , Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Union Minister for  Environment & Forests (MoEF) Jayanthi Natrajan and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki not to sign anymore MoA/MoU with any Govt./Public sector undertaking or any Private parties for development of Power Projects on River Siang. It further said that especially care should be taken so that the no upper Siang Dam comes up.

As if 43 dams in Siang Valley are not enough to displace and annihilate the tribes, NTPC is quite interestingly conniving with the Governments to construct the 10,000 MW Upper Siang Dam, just above Yingkiong town, the organisations said.

Therefore, we all the Peoples’ movements against Mega Dams on river Siang appeals the Congress Governments in the State and the Center, not to come up with anymore MoA/MoUs to build Dams on our lands, rivers and forests.

It also appealed to the govt. and govt. functionaries of Arunachal Pradesh, not to warn any individual or Govt. staff  or restrain their  voice in protecting their own lives and properties.


Maintain bridge safety: East Kameng Police

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The East Kameng Police SP Kime Aya said that in order to avoid Seppa Bridge collapse like incidents in future, a technical survey of other suspension bridges in Seppa including Bana bridges may be conducted urgently and necessary repair must be carried out.

Plying of any vehicle over footpath suspension bridges must be stopped by fixing barricades at the both ends of the bridge, it said while adding that the concern authorities may appoint at least 10 chowkidars against each hanging bridge at Seppa to guard them during Gandhi Puk season.

He further thanked all who have been giving us support and encouragement in the post-incident search and rescue operation in different ways. Tashi Lama, IGP Arunachal Pradesh visited Seppa to supervise the rescue operation. In addition to Army, local police, Fire Service, CRPF the department labourers, local volunteers, entire medical team and public leaders are actively involved in search operation.

Till today 15 dead bodies have been recovered and about 48 injured were rescued and treated. The search operation continues to trace out Pazo Sonam, 45 (F) who is still missing.

Anybody with any information regarding Sonam is requested to communicate at the following phone numbers 03787-222231(PS)/ 222455(C/Room)/ 222211(SP)/ 222576(DC).

According to EE (PWD) the bridge was constructed during 1987-88 and commissioned in the year 1992. The length of the bridge is about 120 Mtrs. and its breadth is about one meter.

The bridge appears to have collapsed due to overload and partly due to old and rusted base-wire rope on the ground, said the District Police.  


Lab to Land Initiative for the Bharat Nirman Volunteers

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: An orientation training programme under Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India (MoRD) sponsored Lab to Land Initiative for the Bharat Nirman Volunteers commenced here at SIRD Arunachal Pradesh today.

MoRD has initiated the Lab to Land initiative to promote convergence of efforts and voluntarism for ensuring mass awareness on all development in the rural sector with a view of increasing effectiveness in programme implementation of all central schemes. The initiative is being implemented in a phased manner through an evolutionary process. The Lab to Land initiative aims at building empowered communities through a dedicated team of volunteers known as Bharat Nirman Volunteers (BNVs). The initiative is being taken up by the States in selected CD Blocks and being supported by their respective SIRDs. Under the initiative Doimukh CD Block has been selected as the pilot block and Papumpare District has been selected as the pilot district by the State Government. Under directions from MoRD, each SIRD is involved in capacity building of the BNVs.

Inaugurating the programme, Nyabin Ete, Director SIRDA appreciated the initiative demonstrated by the BNVs who had turned out in appreciable numbers for attending the training programme. He elaborated on the process of data collection and the proactive role to be played by the BNVs in their respective areas for ensuring awareness of all development programmes of rural sector to the citizens in the rural areas of Doimukh CD Block.

Chagam Dolo, BDO Doimukh addressing the delegates emphasised on the importance of voluntarism, participation and ownership of development process by the volunteers. He recalled the positive experience gained in national workshop being conducted by MoRD where the true importance of the volunteers is being shared. He said that a true and active volunteer would eventually be critical for ensuring awareness and gain acceptance equivalent to public leaders and senior officials because of proximity and relevance to the grassroots.

The programme is being conducted by Rakesh Srivastava, Asst Director SIRD cum Coordinator of Lab to Land initiative. The programme shall be followed by a series of training interventions at overall capacity building of the BNVs. He also appraised the volunteers of the proactive role being played by the District Administration in the background for success of the initiative particularly through ensuring active participation of the concerned line departments.

The programme is being attended by approximately 70 BNVs from various Gram Panchayat segments of Doimukh CD Block. BNVs include youth from the CD Block to even Panchayat leaders from the block who have expressed their willingness to contribute to the society in the capacity of a BNV.

MoRD has launched a specific training website at www.ruraldiksha.nic.in where the profile of the BNVs including those from Arunachal Pradesh are maintained online. The website also contains brief of success stories and important updates about Lab to Land Initiative.

The officials from SIRD and the Block are to attend the next National Colloquium cum Workshop of SIRD to be held by MoRD in SIRD Assam from Nov 9- 11.


APVKVPA reiterates its demand

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: While welcoming the new Chief Minister Nabam Tuki Arunachal Pradesh Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Parents Association (APVKVPA) hoped that the people of the state will witness new face of development under the dynamic leadership of new chief minister.

It further hoped that its long-pending demand for granting additional corpus fund for all the 32 numbers of VKV schools in Arunachal Pradesh would be fulfilled under the dynamic leadership of Tuki.

Condemning the alleged partial distribution of corpus fund by the Govt in recent past in which VKV was kept aside, the Association claimed that despite several round of talks and assurance from former education minister Bosiram Siram during Dorjee Khandu led Govt,  it’s demand remains unfulfilled till date. It may be mentioned here that VKV which runs 32 Govt aided schools in the state were granted only Rs 40 crore as corpus fund in 2008 by late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. However, the Association is demanding grant of additional corpus fund to meet the additional expenses of the schools.


Silver Jubilee of Town Baptist Church

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Town Baptist Church Itanagar has celebrated Silver Jubilee from Nov 4 to 6. The Jubilee celebration was attended by founder members of the church. More than 2000 believers from different churches and NBCC Staff workers witnessed the function. The theme of the Jubilee was “Great is Thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23).

The word of God and key note address of the Silver Jubilee celebration were delivered by Guest speaker Rev. Dr. Atul Y. Aghamkar, Chairman, Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) & Professor, South Asia Institute of Advance Christian Studies,(SAIACS) Bangalore, and Rev. Halli Likha Ama, Secretary General, Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC), wherein they stressed upon the deliverance oneself from the worldly bondage which obstructs the human being from doing the Godly works in the society. Both have praised every founder members of the Town Baptist Church, Itanagar for their noble and continuous endeavours to building up the Church to such height on being completion of 25th years of continuance services in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.

In his address Bro. Laisam Simai, Organizing Secretary, Silver Jubilee Celebration Committee, welcomed all the participants from various Churches and lauded their untiring services rendered by each and every founder members of the Town Baptist Church, Itanagar.

A short exhortation was also shared by former Home Minister Neelam Taram and General Secretary, Arunachal Christian Forum Toko Teki, during the occasion.

The Guest Speaker Rev.Dr. A. Aghamkar released a Souvenir and  Jubilee Audio Album on the occasion while Rev. Halli Likha Ama, Secy. General, NBCC inaugurated and dedicated a new building to commemorate the celebration of Silver Jubilee.

It may also be mentioned that all the founder member were honored with  Jubilee Memento on the occasion. During the three days celebration, various traditional cultural display of all tribes of Arunachal Pradesh were performed by believers of Town Baptist Church.  Jubilee Choir presented special numbers in every service and Praise and Worship Team of CYE invoke the presence of God  during the three days celebration.


Who will take responsibilities?

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The last six month has been toughest phase in the history of Arunachal Pradesh since it attained statehood. The political turmoil caused by infighting within ruling Congress almost divided state into pieces. The venue of battleground kept shifting from national capital New Delhi to state capital Itanagar.

As now things are beginning to settle down, it is time for some retrospection and time to join pieces together to make out why did we had to suffer so much for sake of politicians. Though state were going from bad to worse, no social thinker came out to put douse to the fire. Everyone kept mum and silently watched capital burn. In the meanwhile state capital was handed over to goons. They kept dictating the terms of life of capital citizen. Every third day there was bandh call and violence. With bandh call, majority of schools remain closed and student community suffered lot. The fear psychosis gripped citizens of capital.  But still all prominent social thinkers of state maintained stoic silence. I still can’t make out what made them to remain silent. Did not their heart bleed, seeing state going from bad to worse due to political turmoil.

 With educated and learned people taking backseat, goons took centre stage and became hero during last 6 months. This was time when our MLAs were provided security by goons and they felt safer under goons than police force. The way they were used by politicians and the way they dictated terms, I feel like we are handing our future to these goons. This is beginning and in days to come one should not be surprised if every children of Arunachal chooses goonda as profession instead of becoming engineers and doctors. These goons are well paid and have strong connection with politicians and can bring capital to standstill with bandh calls which makes them the most powerful persons of capital. Somehow the learned senior citizens of Arunachal failed to guide youth force during last few months. Instead of coming out and condemning the act of goondaism, they kept silent. They have set a very bad precedent and coming generation Arunachalee will never forgive them for this grave mistake. Though it’s too late, but still if senior citizens come out in strength and disown all anti-social elements though he or she may belong to any tribe or religion, Arunachal will remain indebted to them. I guess it is right time for every Arunachalee to introspect and question themselves whether their action in last few months did not breached the cause of humanity.

 The battered citizens of capital are now gearing up for life ahead with hope that new government will restore peace and tranquillity. But who will pay for all the pain and agony that citizens had to face in the last six months due to in fight within ruling Congress party. Virtually no office functioned which lead to the pending of works. Children are suffering due to non-completion of syllabus in time. Citizens went through mental and physical trauma because of violence in capital. Who will take responsibilities of all those pain and agony?


The songs are over, melody lingers

Gijum Tali

The greatest cultural icon of North East India and one the most versatile genius in musical arena and cultural Ambassador, Dr.Bhupen Hazarika, popularly known as Bhupen Da is no more with us. The last of the great balladeer breathed his last after batting for life for the last four months. He was multi-faceted genius-a poet, music composer, singer, journalist, actor, author, ilm-maker, scholar of the highest order and was closely associated and immensely contributed to Indian music and film industry for seventy long years.

It is an irreparable loss to us as he was the lone crusader to propagate better cinema movement and has integrated all seven north eastern regions including tribal culture through the medium of cinema. As shock wave sweeps across the country, the most affected are the older genre of people who celebrate his flawlessly scripted songs in many moods. Late Bhupen Da is inseparable from growth and development of Assamese music.

The prestigious Sankardev Award,Dada Sahib Phalke Award,Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan speaks volume about his contribution to Indian music and cinema.

For him song, drama and music did not only meant delight and entertainment of listeners but conceived more meaningful bearings like unity, brotherhood and oneness among people of north eastern region. He used to say, I have never composed any song without any meaning. If Oh Bidekhi Bondhu makes him the Cultural Ambassador, Manuhe Manuhor Babe translated in foreign languages is an effort on social reconstruction, Vishwa Vijay Naujawan which he sung as a child prodigy to Koto Jawan Ore Mrityuhol- kaar Rongga Sindhur, Musi Gol,he composed and sang after Indo-china was of 1962, filled everyone with full patritiotism besides producing 18 part documentary entitled Glimpses of the Misty North East on the socio-economic and curtural progress in the north eastern India from 1947 to 1997,assigned to him by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India for celebration of Fifty Years of India’s Independence.

The legendary was deeply influenced by the land, environment and people of Arunachal Pradesh and set his foot on Arunachal soil in the early seventies to write and compose master pieces with social and cultural consciousness and won the heart of tribal people here. He produced, directed and composed music for Arunachal and his first Hindi feature film in colour Mera Dahram Meri maa in 1977 was simply inspiring. He also directed a colour documentary film on tribal folk songs entitled For Whom The Sun Shines in 1974.

His film Rashmi Rekha is vivid in the minds of our people. Siang Ore Gallong, Lohit Ore Khamti,Tirap Ore Wangchu, Apatani Bonoti-Muk Kyo Maatise, Mon-Gonai Veena and Arunachal lat Borgar Hajidim and above all most popular and celebrated song Suraj ka Kiran, Sirij Ka Bhushan Prabhat Surya Sumvit Desh Hamara Arunachal are wonderful musical works of the legend. This popular song has been translated in all major dialects of Arunachal and can be hailed as State Song of Arunachal. Through he is no more with us, his song will linger for years to come and he will live in the hearts of Arunachalees.

As Arunachalee we cannot forget his immense contributions as pioneer of music and film development in our state. It is ironical that we not been able to recognise him in a befitting manner as the best interpreter of folk music of Eastern India particularly of Arunachal on the map of world folk music. His demise signals an end of a musical era. (Tali is DIPRO, West Siang)


Method Demonstration Programme

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri district, under the sponsorship of ATMA, Daporijo has conducted a 2 days demonstration programme recently at Yalom Lida’s Farm and Kuporijo respectively.

Dr. W. Purnima Devi, Subject Matter Specialist (Agron) showed the farmers the methodology of nursery bed management and line sowing of rapeseed-mustard. Around 20 farmers attended the programme during which they were taught the methodical raising and management of seedlings in nursery bed. The programme was mainly aimed on the rectification of any misdoing or improvement of old conventional method of crop cultivation by following one of the most effective extension methods of teaching and learning by doing. The farmers showed their satisfaction by expressing their willingness to follow the demonstrated improved technologies of crop cultivation in the future. Seeds of some common winter vegetable crops were also distributed to the farmers at the end of the programme.


Power dept blamed for house fire

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Kipa Welfare Society (KWS) has blamed the power department for yesterday’s house fire at Banderdewa in which dwelling houses of Kipa Chachu and Bagang Singki were burnt to ashes at around 2 pm.

It claimed that the fire was triggered by electric spark due to loose connection. Had the department conducted routine checking, the fire could have been avoided, it said, and demanded the department concerned to compensate the victims immediately.

MLA Nabam Rebia, who visited the spot, has assured to help the victim, KWS said.

In yet another fire accident, the house of Kej Takam at Dariya Hill Colony, Itanagar was completely destroyed yesterday. The victims lost all his household items, according to Daria Hill Colony Committee release.

It appealed to the local MLA and authorities concerned to provide relief the victim for quick rehabilitation.


Hopes from Tuki

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The Congress leaders under Mariyang-Geku block Congress committee, Upper Siang district and PRI members of Mariyang-Mopom Anchal Samity hopes that the new CM Nabam Tuki will bring all around development to the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS), Sagalee branch hoped that Tuki will serve the state with vision for all around development, especially in the field of education and administration. It also appealed to all communities of the state to join hands together and support Tuki for development of the state as par with other states of the country.

Biki Taru, former Panchayat leaders of Bindo Maling under Palin-Chambang segment hoped that the state will march towards peace and progress under the experienced and dynamic leadership of new Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

Bokoriang – II Panchayat Youth Welfare Society (BPYWS) believed that Tuki will continue render relentless service towards the development of the state in general and Sagalee area in particular.

Parsi-Parlo Educated Forum hoped that new CM Nabam Tuki would look into the  problems being faced by the people of the remotest areas especially Parsi-Parlo, Damin, Pip-Sorang and Tali circles. The people of these circles are living at the mercy of nature due to lack of road connectivity and scarcity of ration commodities for last many years, it claimed.

The Forum appealed to the political leaders, senior citizens and common men to extend solidarity and cooperation to new CM for all round development and promotion of peace and communal harmony.

Shajee Youth Club (SYC), Manigong hoped that the new CM will give especial attention towards the grievances of the people of most backward  Manigong and Pidi circles of West Siang district in particular and Mechukha sub-division in general and accord priority for all around development in all fields, especially in health and education sectors.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) appealed every section of the society to cooperate with the new leadership in the state Govt for prosperity and all around development. It further hoped that new CM will select able ministers and parliamentary secretaries to work for the people of the state.


Orgs remembers Rutum Kamgo and Tadam Taki

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Donyi Polo Nyedar Namlo, Itanagar has condoled the sad demise of Rutum Kamgo and Tadam Taki who lost their lives in a tragic road accident near Silapathar in Assam on  5th November.

The members present remembered the duo for their selfless contribution to the people of the state of Arunachal Pradesh as social workers.

Late Rutum Kamgo, very docile and soft spoken person, was a strong and dedicated worker of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh apart from other sister organisations, it said.

During the Sunday prayer on 6th November 2011 the devotees prayed to Almighty Aane Donyi to shower strength to the bereaved family and later they observed two minutes silence prayer for peace of the departed souls for their heavenly abode.

Forum for Siang Dialogue (FSD), Siang Peoples’ Forum (SPF) and Lower Siang Dam affected Peoples’ Forum (LSDAPF), have condoled the  death of Tadam Taki.

Late Tadam Taki was a renowned Kebang-Abu as well as the Protem President of Bogum-Bokang Kebang (BBK) unanimously selected at the Riew village Bogum-Bokang Kebang on 26-28 September 2011, by all the Dam affected villages and villagers of the entire Adi belt.

His untimely death is an irreparable loss to the Adi community and especially the anti-Dam movement on river Siangl, it said.

Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti, Arunachal Pradesh mourned the demise of one of its state Executive member Rotum Kamgo in a condolence meeting held at its state headquarters here at Naharlagun.

The Samity also mourned the sad demise of Tadam Taki, a former Civil Servant who had after his voluntary retirement prominently associated in various social and cultural activities in the state.   

Kamgo was instrumental in the activities of Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti which is imparting 39 schools in the different parts of the state, it said.  

Chayang Mission, Chayang Tajo office bearers expressed shock at the sudden demise of Tadam Taki.

Doimukh Nyeder Namlo members in a condolence meeting observed two minutes silence and prayed to almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Late Rotum Kamgo and extended its condolence message to the bereaved family members.


MLA condoles death of College boy

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Tali MLA Markio Tado has expressed shock over sudden demise of late Tatung Chadap, a third year BE student of PES Engineering College, Mumbai who died in a tragic road accident. Tado termed death of late Tatung Chadap as great loss to the Arunachalee society and people of Tali in particular.

 Conveying deepest condolences to the family members of late Tatung Chadap, he prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


TWS, Ita felicitates meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The meritorious students of Tagin community of class X and XII residing in Capital Complex were felicitated by Tagin Welfare Society (TWS), Itanagar at a function here on November 5 last.

Mege Duchok, who was crowned Miss Beauty of Arunachal, was also felicitated on the occasion.

Mame Timba, District Planning Officer, Upper Subansiri distributed certificates of merit to Class X students while the same were distributed to the students of Class XII by Komar Dulom, president of Tagin Cultural Society.

Memento to Mege Duchok was presented by former minister and APMCC president Yari Dulom.

Er. T Loriak, EE RWD and Taru Gusar, SDPO also attended the function and encouraged the students to perform at highest level.


KKSU general conference

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The XVIth KKSU General Conference-cum-Election, 2011 at Yomcha was successfully conducted with attendance of some seven hundred delegates.

Somash Bogo was elected as President and Binpak Romin as General Secretary.


APCF support ALSU’s move

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum (APCF) extended support to Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) for conducting land encroachment survey within capital complex.

It appealed to the various student’s organizations, NGOs and general public to support the movement.


Jagadhatri Puja

PASIGHAT, Nov 7: Jagadhatri Puja was celebrated on Nov 4 last at Anandamoyee Kalibari here with pomp and gaiety by thousands of people.

It is celebrated every year on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of Kartika (October-November). It is a special socio-cultural celebration and considered as a major autumn event of Hindus and Devi is worshipped as a provider of wealth, good-luck as well as prosperity. Maata Jagadhatri is also believed to be another form of supreme goddess Durga and symbolizes victory of good over evil setting peace on earth.


Publicity Campaign on Health and Family Welfare

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: A Publicity Campaign on Health and Family Welfare was organized at Changlang recently.

The programme was participated by leaders and elders of Changlang District.

On the occasion, the officials of the Changlang medical department highlighted on health and family welfare measures.

Meanwhile, the participants appealed the District Health Department and Department of Art and Culture to conduct more such programme in bigger scale in near future.


Cultural cum literary meet

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) held a meeting today under the chairmanship of its president. After meeting it was decided that 8th sports, cultural cum literary meet will be held from 24th November to 27th November at government higher secondary school, Sakiang.

 The main motive of the meet is to explore the hidden talent of the young students of Mengio circle. All together 23 schools of the area are going to participate in the meet. Nabam Tate (general secretary of AMSU) and Nabam Guniya (sport secretary of AMSU) has been selected as chairman and vice-chairman of the meet.


Union concerned

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribe’s Union has expressed concern over non-arrest of any individual in regards to burning down of PWD, SE, Coordination office and three transport buses on November 4 night. Union wondered how despite implementation of prohibitory order under section 144 in state capital since October 27 such incident took place.

 While condemning such barbaric act of destroying public property, it urged capital administration to immediately arrest the culprit and give exemplary punishment to such criminal minded person.


College girl dies

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Upper Subansiri Nyishi Collegian Capital Complex and Upper Subansiri College coordination committee DN College, Itanagar observed two minutes silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Apung Eru, BA III year student of DN Government College, Itanagar who died here yesterday.


National Seminar on Gender

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Saint Claret College, Ziro is organizing a National Seminar on Gender Perspective Across Disciplines sponsored by ATCA International, Germany and ICSSR, Shillong on 11th November, 2011. Delegates from across the country are expected to participate in the event. Those interested in participating may contact the Seminar co-ordinator, mobile: 09436232385, or [email protected]


Union demand Bus services

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Nyapin Sangram Phassang Students Union urged the concerned authority and the state government to restart Bus services from Itanagar to Nyapin.

It claimed that the Bus services was discontinued last month and due to non-functioning of the bus service, the people of the three circles are facing lots of problems particularly in education, business and in development sectors.

The union further condemned the burning of office building and APST buses by miscreant on November 4 last. It demanded the immediate judicial enquiry and exemplary punishment to the accused involved in the anti social activities.


Guru Nanak’s Birth Day

ITANAGAR: Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Naharlagun is celebrating the 542nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, on November 21 at Gurudwara Naharlagun.

On the occasion, Kirtan, Katha, community feast and candle lights programmes will be organized.


LRBWS demands termination of VP

ITANAGAR: Libo Ramo Bokar Welfare Society reiterating its earlier demands, appealed to the government for immediate payment of compensation to late Tamar Yorpen’s family and termination of Jomdo Lona, Vice Principal of government higher secondary school, Aalo from his service.

Yorpen had committed suicide on Oct 24 last.

The society further expressed displeasure at various organizations besides Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA), West Siang District Unit for allegedly trying to rescue Jomdo Lona in Tamar Yorpen’s suicide case and urged the ATA unit and other organization not to mislead the public and refrain from helping Lona in such serious matter.

It also appealed to the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and other organizations to extend their support to the movement to give justice to late Tamar at earliest.


Annual College Week

ITANAGAR: Dera Natung Govt College (DNGC) will celebrate its 32nd Annual College Week with theme “Dream big with a mission in life” from November 10 to 14 next.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would attend the inaugural function as chief guest while MLA Nabam Rebia would be the guest of honour. This would be Tuki’s maiden public meeting after he assumed the office of chief minister.

Various extra-curricular activities such as games and sports, literary and cultural competitions would be conducted among students to expose hidden talents during the college week. The entire students of the college are divided into four houses, each house named after renowned scientists of the country Chandrashekhar, CV Raman, Arya Bhatt and Khurana.

The concluding day function would be attended by Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong and local MLA Techi Kaso as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.


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Create a separate dept for organizations

Dear Editor,

Many people have raised concern about mushrooming of numerous associations/organizations/unions etc. among different communities and their relevance in today’s Arunachal. Its useless asking which one is real or fake, which has mandate or not. It’s the way to earn their livelihood and it has become a big corporate to employ huge numbers of people from all walks of life, where there is hardly any criteria or qualifications and no age bar. In fact most of them are not qualified or talented enough to compete with others, not enough moral to do hard work/ work in the field as they lack sincerity and dedication and they have no patience to wait. They want only easy money and then power at any cost, I repeat at any cost. Any issue is open or closed according to money and power involve in it. The day is not far where every household will have president or secretary of unions and parents proud of it.

My suggestion to the govt. is to create a separate department for unions to be headed by themselves or recruits them through APSCE or hire Chinese army to deal with it.

However my apology to those few unions who fight for noble cause.  


Concerned Arunachalee (on email)



Give special focus on Hydropower

Dear Editor,

With the appointment, CM of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki, the political crisis in the state would come to an end and people will witness a new era of peace, prosperity and all round developments as the developmental activities has been badly slackened over the months. Apart from various other developmental activities, state will see new era of education, empowerment and employment to make this frontier state a vibrant and self-reliant under his able leadership. To become a  peace, prosperity and self-reliant state, unemployment turn out to be the key obstacle so far, as the government has been the main employer in our state, but with time, however, jobs in the government Department are far reach from the poor common people. As such, frustration of the educated unemployed youth had often found expression in many forms. The youths do not need much encouragement in indulging in criminal activities, since it provides easy money.

Therefore, I hope, the outlook of the new government under his headship will give special focus on Hydro-Power development, the only alternative of thousands and lakhs of unemployed youth as well as the future of impending younger generation who are doing their higher studies in different part of the country.


Taw Teri

Roing, (on email)



Do not be carried away by fake organizations

Dear Editor,

It’s very unfortunate to learn that some unrecognised organisation by the name Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) is dent upon to tarnish the image of the apex ogranisation of Nyishi community; NES & ANSU and in particular to the president of NES by any means. I fail to understand whether such noble organisation do really exist in practical or its just another dummy organisation using the Nyishi nomenclature to meet their selfish ends. I have serious doubt that the executive members of this particular organisation (if at all it exists) are from the Nyishi community.

A true Nyishi will never dare to write anything that is against the interest of the community no matter how grave the situation may be. A true Nyishi will never sell his/her soul in the open market for few bucks and above all as evident from the various press releases issued by this particular organi-sation, none of the issues are in the larger interest of the Nyishi community as a whole. On the contrary all the press releases issued by this organisation are against the Nyishi community and patronising to particular group of politicians. As of know everybody is aware about what kind of welfare this organisation is doing for the Nyishi community.

I sincerely urge my Nyishi brotherens to give a damn to such useless and fake organisation and to remain vigilant from the evil and deceptive forces that are hell-bent to disintegrate the Nyishi Society.

Nobody is above the society.  We human beings are social animals and we need to have proper mandate to lead any society/community. I also strongly urge the apex organisation of our community to do some investigation about the authenticity of all those organisations/unions who are branding the Nyishi tag for their selfish means and survival.

My sincere request to other fellow Arunachalees is that do not be carried away or misguided by the so called fake organisations branding the Nyishi tag. The NES & ANSU is the only apex organisation of Nyishi community. Let’s all Arunachalee stand united and face the challenges together that we are bound to face in the days to come and move ahead hand in hand for the future security of our next generation and for all round development of our beautiful state.


Bengia Guma

Itanagar,  (on email)



For our land and its people

Dear Editor,

Apropos the article “One Sided view “ in the Readers Forum  on Nov 3, by some self proclaimed and vested interest  PR Leaders, I would like to remind them  of the following facts.

The very fact is that the self proclaimed PR leaders are politically moulded and motivated individual who seems to be a political pawn of the sitting MLA. His writing says it all.

Firstly, may I ask PR Leaders, where was the sitting MLA, when the MOA for Lower Siang Hydro Electric Projects was signed in February 2006 with Jaypee Power Developer? Was he hibernating? Was he not the ex MLA of 32nd Rumgong constituency then? Why he did not educate the public about the said MOA dam then? Is he a seasonal leader, who waits only for a chance to pounce upon? In the second dam meeting at Pessing last year he was asked by all the senior citizens of Jomlo Mobuk area to convey the sentiments of the dam affected people of his constituency to convey the govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh. But he bluntly refused it. So is he not our representative and is he not responsible to the public of Sirit and Siyom Banggo? He is as much responsible as much as the ex MLA Dibang Tatak.

For your kind recollection, every member including the village leaders, panchayat  members and land owners spoke against the proposed dam and every member was given equal chance to speak.

Are you really a panchayat leader or an outsider financed by J.P group, because you forgot to recognise your own people and mistaken them for an outsider.

And regarding the expenses of the meeting, all the expenses were borne by the public of Sirit and Siyom Banggo. Those were the hard earned man and material resources of the dam affected people of the Jomlo Mobuk circle. All the public of Pessing had a sleepless night to conduct the said meeting. How can a person who has sold all his integrity and dignity at the hands of a corporate just for a pocket of money question the integrity and dignity of the whole Adi? How can a man whose hands are already stained with blood try to wash the hands of others?

For your kind information, no civil servants broke the rules and norms of service as alleged by you. Rather they were all dam affected people and they never critized the govt. and its policies but they were educating the public about the pros and cons of the dam. Moreover, we have every freedom to fight for our rights as an affected individual.

Regarding the involvement of external forces and outsiders participation,  I dare you to show the evidence, if there is an iota of truth in your allegations. Rather you seems to be an outsider who is trying to divide us, which will  never be successful.

And regarding your  philantrophic gesture about the future of 400 employees in J.P group, I ask you Mr.PR leader will you provide us all our lands, properties, livilihood, dwellings, our future, generation that are going to be taken away? When you can worry about only 400 people, why you cannot worry about the thousands of people that are going to be doomed by the proposed dam. Shame on you!

What is your motive? How come you are so overtly interested in affairs of a greedy corporate? Who are you to question the credibility of the Bogum Bokang and Adi Bane Kebang?

Our suggestion to you is to quit your PR job and be elected chairman and president of the mushrooming pro-dam organizations so that at least we will know really you are.


Dr. K.Mankeng,

(on email)




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Norway tops in human development index


Norway retained its top position from last year in UN’s annual Human Development Index  (HDI) ahead of Australia and then the Netherlands, while the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Sweden comprise the remainder of the top 10 in that order.

But when the HDI is adjusted for economic inequality, the standings of some countries fall significantly. The US falls from four to 23, the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 15 to 32, and Israel from 17 to 25.

In the case of the US and Israel, their positions are affected by income inequality, although health care is also an influencing factor for the US, while education gaps between generations are the main reason for the ROK’s ranking change.

In contrast, other countries’ standings improve after the HDI has been adjusted for inequality. Sweden jumps from 10 to five, Denmark from 16 to 12, and Slovenia rises from 21 to 14.

UNDP also released its related Gender Inequality Index, which puts various European countries at the forefront of gender equality. Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland head the rankings, followed by Finland, Norway and Germany.

That index takes into account indicators on reproductive health, schooling years, government representation and participation in the labour market. Yemen ranks as the least equitable, followed by Chad, Niger, Mali, the DRC and Afghanistan. In the case of Yemen, just 7.6 % of women have secondary education, 0.7 % of legislature seats are occupied by women and only 20 % of working-age women have paid jobs.

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