KOLORIANG, Nov 18: The Electoral Roll Observer of Kurung Kumey district Dani Salu
today visited Koloriang to take stock of the alleged enrollment of Chakma-Hajong
refugees in the electoral roll of Koloriang assembly constituency.
The ERO for Koloriang, in a meeting with the observer, claimed that “there is not
a single case of enrollment of Chakma or Hajongs as electorate in the electoral rolls
of the constituency. The percentage of non-APST electorate is also far less than
what has been projected,” he added.
The ERO also stated that the law and order situation at Koloriang is normal.
Later, Salu met local MLA Lokam Tasar and representatives of various political parties
and assured them that no bogus voters would be enrolled as electorates,
He also visited Sangram and held meeting with the AEROs of Sangram and Nyapin and
representatives of various political parties, including PPA district president Tamchi
AMSU appeals for development of school infrastructure
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: A delegation of All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) today called
on Chief Minister and submitted a 4-point memorandum urging for infrastructure development
of Govt. Secondary School, Sakiang, immediate activation of the mobile tower at Sakiang,
provide electricity in various villages under Mengio and Silsango circles through
Mengio sub-station and by making the Sakiang power sub-station functional.
As claimed by the AMSU, the chief minister has assured to look into the demands.
AALO, Nov 18: The department of Political Science and the department of History of
SFS College here organized two seminars on the topics “functioning of rural local
bodies with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh” and “the Gandhian Era and some
aspects of history of North East India,” respectively on November 14 and 16 last.
Fr. George, Sis. Tressa Mary, Principal of the college Sis. Annie, Faculty of Political
Science, Dr Dusu Sambyo, Head of the History Department of the college, Reyom Ete,
Head of the political science Department, Kenli Ete, Asstt. Prof. had words of wisdom
and encouragements to all participants and guided the participants to present the
important papers. DIPRO
NCP alleges illegal entry in electoral roll
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Claiming that 108 non APST electors have been enrolled illegally
in the electoral rolls of 9-Chayangtajo assembly constituency allegedly by the ruling
Congress party, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh has urged the
East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to ensure that no non APST electors without having
valid document are enrolled in the electoral rolls .
While objecting to the alleged unhealthy practices, NCP state general secretary (in-charge
East Kameng) Barish Bagang said that we are not against the enrolment of names of
non-APSTs in the electoral rolls, who have been residing in the area with valid documents
on various purposes like government service, business, labour etc. but we oppose
enrollment of names without valid documents.
The party urged the local Panchayat and student leaders to refrain from indulging
in such alleged unhealthy practice.
Capital Complex bandh
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has called 24 hours Capital
bandh on November 27 from 5 pm in protest against non-fulfillment of its various
ALSU has been demanding immediate cancellation of illegal appointment of TT Dagium
as joint director (Agri & Allied), department of RD, immediate cancellation of illegal
appointment of BDO, joint BDO, APOs (M) APOs (RE) TAs (IWDP) TAs (RE) in the department
of rural development, strict implementation/equal distribution of IWMP scheme in
all districts of Arunachal Pradesh and proper implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya
Bima Yojana (RSBY) in Arunachal Pradesh.
3 charred to death
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: In a bizarre fire accident, three members of a family were charred
to death on Sunday morning at Yadhi village (Hoj-II) of Dakte Hoj Panchayat under
Toru circle of Papum Pare district,
The victims were identified as Yarda Talik (25), his wife Yarda Yaw (22) and their
two years old daughter Yarda Esther.
After receiving information, Toru Circle officer Tame Yajum, alongwith EAC Doimukh
Mamang Padung Doke, Circle Inspector, OC Doimukh Police Station and a medical officer
rushed to the spot to take stock of situation. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Meanwhile, the members of Giya Ku Welfare Society informed that an FIR has been lodged
at Doimukh police station and matter is under investigation. (DIPRO)
UGC recognizes WRGC
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, has recognized
Wangcha Rajkumar Government College (WRGC), Deomali under Section 2F and 12B of University
Grants Commission Act 1956 vide its letter No. F. No. 8-485/2013 (CPP I C) dated
November 2013. This paves the way for speedy development of the college in terms
of infrastructure, faculty enrichment, academic curriculum, among others; as the
college would now get financial aid not only from the Government of Arunachal Pradesh
but also from UGC for various developmental projects, informed Principal of the college
Dr. Milorai Modi, in a release.
It is worth mentioning here that Dr. Modi since he took over the charge of Principal
of the college has been putting great deal of effort to alleviate the lone institution
of higher learning in Tirap district.
21-KPF rejects allegation
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: 21-Koloriang Peoples’ Forum (21-KPF) has out-rightly rejected the
allegation that the Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner and the local MLA were scolded
in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner on November 13.
Rejecting the claims of the MLA in the FIR lodged with Koloriang Police, the Forum
alleged that it was him who allegedly confined the DC in his office chamber beyond
office hour forcing him to re-conduct the hearing of special revision in respect
of Damin area which was already concluded on November 9 last.
On alleged police firing incident, the Forum stated that unprovoked firing was started
from MLA’s residence besides stone pelting at police personnel on duty. In order
to control the situation the DA instantly declared 144 CrPC.
The Forum strongly demanded the Koloriang SP to act immediately as per FIR lodged
at Koloraing PS on November 14 last against the MLA and Chairman 21-Koloriang Assembly
Native People’s Forum for violation of election code of conduct.
Mass protest rally held at Tawang
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The All Kameng & Tawang Youth Welfare Association (AKTYWA) organized
a mass rally at Tawang to protest against extortion and anti-social activities as
well as to promote peace and mutual understanding among people of the three districts
on November 14 last.
The rally was joined by people from all walks of life including officers, businessmen,
students and general public.
Night bus services demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has demanded APST
night bus service from Itanagar to Longding, Tezu via Namsai, Roing and Changlang.
While describing the hardship faced by the people of those areas due non-availability
of STS night bus service, the organization urged the State Transport Minister for
immediate introduction of daily night bus service along the mentioned routes.
Students of Kimin GHSS stage dharna
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Students of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kimin staged dharna
in front of the school gate demanding immediate posting of a History teacher (senior).
The school is running without History teacher (S/T) since last three months.
Meanwhile, the school management committee (SMC) chairperson has informed that she
talked to Director of School Education (DSE) over telephone to apprise him of the
problem of the student and claimed that the DSE had assured to solve the problem
within a week.
Education awareness campaign by APATCYO
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
is organizing educational awareness campaign in all the Govt. Primary Schools of
Visiting various schools in the Capital Complex, the organization distributed stationary
items, like pen, pencil, books on GK,copy book etc. to poor, needy and orphan students.
APATCYO president Kame Kipa has suggested the students to study hard to achieve success
in life. He also urged the education minister to direct the department concerned
to implement all educational schemes properly for overall development of the student.
Workshop on Universal Health Coverage gets underway
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: A six-day workshop on Health System Framework and Universal Health
System Coverage in India for Arunachal Pradesh got underway at Administrative Training
Institution Naharlagun today.
The workshop organized by National Rural Health Mission Arunachal Pradesh and Health
Systems Research India Initiative (HSRII) is being attended by district medical officers,
DRCHOs, district programme managers, district account managers, district data managers
and the state programme officers of all vertical programmes of the NRHM. The workshop
will give focus on health system framework, emergency perspective of universal health
coverage and health care financing and health insurance.
The workshop was inaugurated by National Health Mission Director PN Thungon.
Dr. Mohmmed Shaffi, Guatam Chakraborty, Dr Tushar Monakshi and Dr Altaf A are the
Additional Mission Director Habung Lampung was also present on the occasion.
Students demands teachers’ appointment
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU), in a memorandum has demanded
the Education Commissioner for immediate posting of teachers at GHSSs, Liromoba,
Yomcha and Govt. Secondary School Darak.
The GHSS, Liromoba has been running without senior teacher since it was upgraded
to higher secondary level in 2010, which has adversely affected the academic studies
of the students, said KKSU, in its representation to the Education Commissioner.
Claiming that the Hindi and Economics teachers (ST) posted at GHSS, Yomcha have been
transferred after 8- 9 months of their posting in 2010, the union appealed to the
Education Commissioner to do the needful for early posting of eachers for that two
subjects in the school.
The union also urged him to post English and PCM teachers (JT) at Govt. Secondary
Other demand of the union was early opening of BEd course at Donyi Polo Govt. College
Fire guts Govt. quaters in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Nov 18: Two Government quarters near Pasighat Power house were reduced
to ashes in a massive fire that broke out at about 3.10 am today.
The fire had almost destroyed both the houses along with properties before the fire
brigade reached the spot.
One Oni Saroh of PHED and B Tatin of RWD were living in the quarters.
Meanwhile, East Siang Deputy Commissioner in-charge Rajesh Panyang along with administrative
officers met the victims and assessed the properties lost in the fire. He handed
over Rs. 3000 each to the victim families as immediate relief from the disaster management
Expressing concern over frequent fire accident, Panyang asked all to take necessary
precautions and be careful while handling fire to prevent such incident.
Police launched investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the fire. DIPRO
BTFC meet Todo Utd in do-or-die match
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Defending champion Bamang Taji Football Club (BTFC) will be up
against Todo United in a do-or-die match in Arunachal Football League at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow.
BTFC, which played out a goalless draw with Capital Complex SC (CCSC) today, must
win the match against Todo United to defend their title. On the other hand, a draw
is enough for Todo United to become champion.
Todo United are top of the league points table with 10 points from five matches and
BTFC are at second position with 8 points from equal matches.
LDV bids to replace poppy with cardamom, kiwi
ROING, Nov 18: Confronted with high mortality rate due to poor dietary habits, unwarranted
drinking and addiction to opium, Hunli-Desali subdivision in Lower Dibang Valley
is lagging in human development sector.
Though blessed with generous development funds, life in this difficult terrain presents
numerous challenges. Here costs of essential items are highly priced. Health services
have limited reach because of poor road connectivity.
For years, people have whined about such hurdles. The new leadership under Mama Miso,
a young Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of Hunli-Desali, however, now wants to steer
ahead of such hurdles wanting to create opportunities for his people.
With such aspiration in mind, a 3-day panchayat tour programme of the hills region
of Lower Dibang Valley was launched on November 13 last. Approved by Roing Deputy
Commissioner Shiv Kumar, it is the first ever tour programme of panchayat leaders
in the district where all department heads has been mobilized.
Hunli-Desali offers great deal of opportunities for local farmers. With climatic
conditions and topography ideally suited for growth of cash crops like cardamom and
kiwi, the panchayat leaders are now eager to explore more. “Every house in this hilly
belt has cardamom plantation. What they need now is support from government,” says
Miso. “This tour programme has been essentially designed to understand such needs
of our people.”
During their visit to remote villages, the panchayat leaders have been encouraging
cultivation of cash crops to eradicate growing of opium. In a visit to Eyanli vilalge,
Miso has been explaining to people of how farmers in Anjaw district had earned revenue
of Rs 7-8 crores in the previous year by exporting cardamom.
“The tribal apex body of Mishmi community, the Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi
(CALSOM) has launched effective campaign in promoting growth of cash crops instead
of opium,” he tells the villagers.
But what had lacked in such endeavor is the flaccid role of government departments.
“Because of difficult living conditions and hostile environment, government officials
are shying away,” says Miso. “So practically there are no government offices that
are functioning here.”
To correct such practices, the young leader now wants to create conducive atmosphere
for government officials to make them feel part of this region. On the starting day
of the tour programme at Hunli he had appealed the public to have warm and cordial
relation with government officials.
Head of government departments accompanying the panchayat leaders also interacted
with the locals. On improving medical services, Dr D Rattan, Medical Officer, Hunli
encouraged local women to enroll themselves for ANM courses. This will enable them
for job opportunities as well give them a chance to serve their people.
Speaking about different schemes available at Block Development Office, Angete Linggi,
BDO informed that the department has no shortage of funds. But what was required
was proper implementation of schemes as well furnishing of proper completion report.
On development of agriculture sector, K Kamduk, Agriculture Development Officer (ADO),
Desali admitted there was lack of information being made available to locals. He
encouraged the people to avail subsidized loans offered from the department and assured
to offer all help.
Scarcity of drinking water was also one issue that surfaced during the visit. In
Desali people faced drinking water shortages in winter due to drying up of sources.
The panchayat leaders therefore felt the need for a comprehensive plan to address
The tour programme was accompanied by Toyom Pertin, Assistant Engineer (AE), PWD,
Hibu Ama, Junior Engineer (JE), M Deori, JE, Longe Miso, ex ASM, Hunli, Jona Miso,
Anchal Samity Member (ASM), Jowete Miso, ASM, Roto Mega, ASM, Jambupani and officials
from ICDS, Hunli.
Arunachal’s land encroached immediatelyafter visit of Local Boundary Commission
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Land encroachment in Taraso area after the visit of the local commission
team headed by justice (retd) Tarun Chatterjee there on November 12 last intensified,
and about 400 people from Assam were identified as encroachers to the dismay of a
team of representatives of the ANSU, APPDSU, AKKDSU and Jote Youth Association led
by AAPSU president Kamta Lapung, who said he “resisted the visiting team today.”
This is clear violation of the Supreme Court directive to maintain status quo. Therefore,
the encroachment by the people of Assam should be brought to the attention of the
local commission appointed by the apex court to study the contentious issue and submit
a report, Lapung suggested to the GoAP in a statement.
Demanding immediate eviction of the encroachers on behalf of the organisations, he
called upon the GoAP for immediate deployment of adequate police personnel for the
security of life and properties of the locals; establishment of an IRBn battalion
HQ there; streamlining of directorate of border affairs; issuing a directive to all
district administrations to strictly monitor such activities along all interstate
boundary areas to prevent encroachment; and grant of gun licenses to responsible
citizens of the boundary areas as repeated illegal activities by people from across
the boundary have created a fear psychosis among them.
AAPSU wants proper monitoringof activities of refugees
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today said that
"improper monitoring" of the activities of refugees, particularly Tibetans residing
in Tawang and West Kameng districts, "pose a great threat to the tribal people of
the state and the country".
A team of the apex students’ body of the state conducted a five-day tour of the two
districts recently to assess the status of Tibetan and Nepali refugee populations
there, an AAPSU statement said.
"Some of the refugees are trying to obtain ST certificates through underhand processes,"
AAPSU vice president and chairman of refugee affairs wing Likha Takar said in the
The team visited Shyo village in Tawang, which is a temporary place given to Tibetans
"The village has become a safe haven for the Tibetans. Many of them have obtained
fake ST and permanent residential certificates," AAPSU information and publicity
secretary Lota Singhi claimed. He suggested the refugees with fake ST/PRCs to surrender
and seek apology from the people of state.
“The political leaders of both the districts, particularly of Tawang should come
out openly against the "wrongdoings of refugees instead of looking for vote banks.
The refugees residing at Shyo village are even trying to contest in elections of
district students union which is highly condemnable,” the AAPSU release said.
The team also visited Bumla near the Line of Control between India and China and
found acute shortage of infrastructure in terms of roads and buildings on the Indian
side compared to the Chinese side.
It demanded that the state government pressurize the Centre to start constructing
border roads in the state, particularly in the West Kameng and Tawang sectors, saying
the condition of the road to Bumla is such that one cannot even drive a light vehicle
The team also included Tame Tahi, AAPSU chief auditor and vice chairman of refugee
affairs and AKKDSU general secretary Phassang Raish.
APCC hits back at PPA
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Hitting back at People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) for its comment
that ‘Vikas Rally’ was nothing but an eyewash and waste of public money, Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) stated that Govt. will welcome positive and constructive
criticism but can’t accept such ‘meaningless’ ones.
“Any constructive criticism of the government is most welcome but we can’t accept
such meaningless one,” APCC general secretary TC Tok said in a release.
“Are not the laying of foundation stones of a Nursing College and Rs 78 crore gas-based
project new projects?, he questioned. The regional party yesterday claimed that
no any new project/scheme has been announced by the Union ministers during the Vikas
Rally and they just spoke about already sanctioned projects.
“Can the PPA deny the difference in the life of by few hundreds youths and their
families brought in after they got employed in various parts of the country following
skill development training sponsored by the state government?” The Vikas Rally not
only reflected a departure in the implementation process to benefit all sections
of the society but also accountability of the present government led by Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki. This is the beginning as many other sectors, particularly agri-horti
& allied, tourism and sports would spring many surprises yielding massive benefit
to the state while enriching the state exchequer. No investment could give immediate
return is a common sense. Therefore, it is advisable for the regional party to wait
and watch as to how the Congress government would facilitate the state to its desired
level of development.”
The fire that devours everything
The dry winter months are here again. The greatest threat that poses to Arunachal
Pradesh is not China or any other external aggressions but the most common and the
most useful thing, the ‘Fire. ’ Yes, fire accidents are dangerously too frequent
in our state, especially in the dry winter months. We have been witnesses to horrific
fire accidents in different parts of Arunachal. My birthplace Kaimai village in Tirap
district has been devastated by major fire accidents several times during my life
time. There are still many other horrific tales of fire accidents that devoured my
village before I was born. Fortunately, for my villagers, there has been no heavy
human casualty in any of these accidents. The reason being our houses are made of
bamboo, mostly, and it’s always easy to escape. However, it’s the bamboo and the
toko leaves that help spread fire fast in most of the Arunachali villages as these
are highly inflammable. The unplanned way of house construction and clustered thatched
houses only compound the problems. Fire tenders are hardly heard of in the villages.
Even if they are pressed into service, they will not reach the affected villages
on time given the difficult terrains and the not so vehicle-friendly condition of
the village roads. The greatest loss that the tribals had faced during such tragedies
of fire accidents are the age-old original traditional costumes that vanish for ever.
In my village Kaimai, which was considered to be the centre of these invaluable traditional
attires, hundreds of priceless ethnic items have been gutted. After the original
items had been lost, the people now have to be content with the duplicate and cheap
costumes. The fire has been the villain all these years. This is the sad tale of
many villages in Arunachal and not an isolated story of my village. But it’s the
villagers who should be blamed for the fire mishaps and not the fire, after all the
fire does not know anything. It’s duty is to burn and devour all things that come
its way. The people will have to be cautious and be well-versed with all the fire
safety measures. But unfortunately our people realize only after the fire accident
had actually taken place and not before it.
These dreaded fire accidents can be arrested if the people are little cautious and
alert. Most of the fire accidents are man- made. In most cases, it’s the children
or the old people who start the fire. It has also been observed that fire accidents
are common in villages that don’t follow strict code of conduct in the village. It
is necessary that the people are extra cautious as most of the houses in Arunachal
are made of toko leaves and bamboos. Every time we go through the morning newspapers,
we come across the tragic news of fire accidents in Arunachasl Pradesh, especially
in winter months. After everything has been gutted the victims apply for compensation
which is very meager these days. So, the people should take precaution. If they are
cautious and alert, many fire accidents can be averted. In the past the Noctes of
Tirap district had a system called ‘Thingbaam’ wherein young boys would be stationed
in the Paangs[dormitories] in the village during the day when all the villagers would
be busy in their jhum field. The primary objective of these boys was to check fire
in every house. If they detected fire in any house, it would be doused and informed
to the villager concerned as a warning. It is about time the people of Arunachal
realize that it’s fire accidents that pose the greatest threat to the people than
any other thing. Accordingly they should be aware of the fire safety measures and
take precaution to avert tragedies that fire accidents bring. [The writer is DIPRO,
Tirap and can be reached at denhangbosai @yahoo.co.in]
Buddha relics draws huge crowd at Tawang
TAWANG, Nov 18: Thousands of Buddhist devotees from across the district lined up
near the Galden Namgyal Lhatse popularly known as the Tawang Monastery to get a glimpse
of the sacred relics of Lord Buddha.
The Buddhist Town of Tawang wore a religious look as the locals in traditional attire
lined up from Shyo village to the entrance of the monastery with khadas and incense
to get the blessings/view of the relics.
Almost 8,000 people from different villages of the district had a glimpse of the
relics on the first day.
Thrilled at the overwhelming response to the 7 days exposition of the sacred relics
of Lord Buddha, Chairman Karmik & Adhyatmik(Chos-rig) Affairs TG Rimpoche advised
the devotees to follow the path of Lord Buddha. “The main objective behind bringing
the sacred relics to Tawang is to spread peace, harmony and tranquility and to inculcate
Buddha’s teaching among the people,” said Rimpoche.
In a message here, the devotees have conveyed their gratefulness to the central as
well as the state government for providing the lifetime opportunity to pay respect
to Lord Buddha.
The relics from National Museum, New Delhi arrived at Tawang on November 15. These
Kapilavastu relics (four out of 22 pieces of the relics) are considered to be the
most genuine relics of Lord Buddha.
The relics would be kept at Tawang Monastery for exposition till November 23 and
the next day it would be taken to Bomdila where the relics would be kept at Bomdila
Monastery till December 2. The relics would be taken to Namsai on December 4. DIPRO
CM advocates for empowerment of PRIs
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: “You are people’s representatives in the grass root level and so
are the public servants that mandate you to ensure that every benefit schemes and
programmes of the Government reach the genuine masses”, asserted Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki while speaking to the ZPCs, ZPMs and ASMs here at Banquet hall during a breakfast
Tuki strongly advocated for empowerment of Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) and
disclosed that the Government is doing all out effort to devolve remaining power
and functions to the PRI at the earliest.
While dwelling on the flagship programmes of the UPA Government in the Centre and
State Government’s flagship programmes, CM appealed all to ensure that these people
oriented schemes are judiciously implemented. He also called on them to exhibit leadership
qualities while dealing with the public.
He exhorted their role in the society and termed them as the backbone of a strong
and vibrant Arunachal Pradesh.
Minister Setong Sena, Chowna Mein, Tapang Taloh, Newlai Tingkhatra , Deputy Speaker
Jomde Kena , MP Takam Sanjay , Parliament Secretary Nabam Rebia, MLA Karya Bagang,
Takar Marde,Techi Kaso also present on the meeting.
In a shocking incident few days ago at Naharlagun town, some hawkers tried to molest
and kidnap a housemaid and minor girl while pretending to be selling household items.
Due to the timely intervention of Naharlagun police the two girls were saved. This
incident is a warning sign of impending danger. The capital district administration
should check large scale migration of illegal immigrants into the state. In the past
numerous incidents of migrant workers indulging in criminal activities has been reported
from capital complex.
Need of the hour is to ensure strict implementation of ILP in various check gates.
The police posted at Banderdewa, Hollongi and Gumto check gates should be issued
order to ensure proper checking of ILP. Such move will deter the illegal migrant
from entering state. Meanwhile reacting to Naharlagun incident, the members of All
Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) has called upon the state govt to impose
a blanket ban on entry of any type of hawkers in the state including twin capital
complex. This demand need serious thought by the concern authorities.
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Likabali-Aalo road in terrible condition
Through your esteemed daily I would like to invite the kind attention of all the
MLAs hailing from West Siang District on the matter as described below.
During my recent very uncomfortable journey I was so upset to see such a horrible
and pathetic road. This route is not other than Likaball to Aalo Road, whose condition
is worst. It is beyond understanding how this stretch of road became so hopeless
to such an extent that travelers have to face a journey of night-mare in spite of
having largest number of representative in the State Assembly where issues of public
grievances are being placed in public interest and welfare.
The innocent people have lots of expectation from their MLA hoping that new development
will usher in. But the very deplorable condition of said road vanished their hope
to hopeless as none of the MLAs has raised the issue in the Assembly till date which
ultimately invite criticism of these MLAs of West Siang. Then what is the meaning
of their (MLAs) BIG - BIG Speech and assurance in the public places? Are they really
concern about the public interest and welfare? Why these MLAs are not taking interest
for maintenance of this road which is a life line of West Siang District? Why they
are so reckless and not bother about the inconvenient of people of the district?
Whom they are waiting to renovate Likabali-Aalo road? Do they really have the quality
of 'LEADERSHIP' with principle and vision for common cause? No doubt they may be
busy for other important works but without maintaining this particular stretch of
road any type of developmental activities cannot be imagined in the district. Sometime
I feel sorry for the educated persons of the district as they have to ply on such
a backward and low standard road, while they visit their home town. This is really
too much, people of other districts will never belief that one of the popular district
headquarter like Aalo have ugly and disgusted road which has become unfit for any
vehicle to ply.
Dear MLAs you people have the honour and power to correct things if your heart really
has sense of social work. Please have a look at the pathetic condition of said road
and think how people will bear your negligence. Why not this road be well maintained
for betterment of your own native place? People will certainly take an example of
your Good and Bad in ‘LATER DAYS’...
Give us break from this daily nuisance
Through your esteemed column, I would like to bring into light the recent scuffle
over syllabus of B.Com & B.Sc courses. First of all, kudos to the students who have
written such a long letter to the editor (almost half a page of the daily), their
mastery over the language is really appreciable. I wonder if they have such grasp
over language, why do they feel disturbed by the new syllabus, rather they should
feel blessed that they can use their skill in writing the answers.
Everything deserves a change, but when the time comes people get scared of the impending
changes. It is a baseless allegation that Compulsory Paper should contain only Grammar
and Essays. As it is a known fact that we all went through Grammar and Essays since
our primary schooling days, a standard piece of literature such as Shakespeare gives
us a breathing space. BUGS while designing the Syllabus might have thought that Shakespeare’s
“As you Like it” would relieve the students and provide pleasure along with their
This trivial issue is being blown out of proportions with the allegations and counter
allegations. The Lecturers of the affected students and authorities at RGU should
chalk out a solution “together” for the matter and not turn it into some newspaper
fight. Make us free of your daily nuisance, which takes up the important space for
the people to share their grievances.
Department of English.
Progress & development are two different concepts
A person who commits himself to anything worthwhile will always experience the wrath
and hostility of those who stand for nothing.
The illusionary image of a developed Arunachal based merely on statistical indices
as depicted by Oyesu Tam (‘Regional party is not the solution’, Arunachal Times,
13 November 2013) as a matter of fact is that of a dependent economy. Moreover, making
a state and its people dependent on the government is far removed from the ideal
of social progress. Progress and Development are two different concepts. Merely quoting
statistical figures is like adopting an ostrich like approach- ‘bury your head and
imagine that there is no danger ahead’. We all will have to pay a heavy price for
acting like blind men with lanterns in our hands.
This miscalculation leads me to believe that the Planning Commission needs to be
re-done in the footsteps of Bhutan. The Bhutanese government measures growth not
as a gross domestic product (GDP) but focuses on gross national happiness of the
people. Their planning commission is called Happiness Commission. If fact all our
policy planners should go for an internship there instead of delving into unproductive
debates on policies, which are redundant and have lost their relevance. This scenario
compels me to talk of an alternative party where fish will not be distributed freely
but the people will be encouraged to grow fish-breeding farms and make themselves
self reliant and economically confident, and thus ‘rise above impotence’.
Regarding the rot in the system, which Tam has pointed out, let us admit this fact-
who forms the majority in any society? Is it the wise or the ignorant? It seems that
the ignorant generally outnumber the wise. If you go by the sheer number, the ignorant
shall always rule the wise. What a paradox! What is popular is not necessarily right
and what is right need not always be popular. Now, it is for us to take a decision-
‘Stand with anybody that stands right; stand with him while he is right and part
with him when he goes wrong.’
Shopkeepers deserves punishment
The recent incident of panic over salt has exposed the extent of malpractices prevailing
in India. It has abundantly demonstrated the power of unscrupulous traders and rumour
mongoers. Thanks to the credulous consumers who are easy preys to game-plans of the
hoarders .This incident reminds us of a story ‘The Sky is Falling' which formed a
chapter in primary schools decades ago. In the aforesaid story the panic stricken
characters were serially running for safety from the falling sky without even attempting
to know the truth. Shopkeepers found guilty should be awarded stringent punishment
so as to deter them from duping the innocent people.
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