November 14


News Impact



Meeting on implementation of MDM held

SEPPA, Nov 13: A meeting on implementation of Mid-Day-Meal, a national flagship programme implemented by the department of education was held at Kameng Hall, Seppa yesterday. The total number of schools covered under MDM in East Kameng district is 247 with 13818 students as beneficiaries.

DDSE Kata Rangmo while briefing the aims of the meeting urged the BEOs, CRCCs, BRCCs to come out with activities report on implementation of MDM in their respective blocks. He also called upon the members to work hard and put in constructive suggestions to make it a success in East Kameng.

According to BEO (MDM), A N Jha in his presentation on MDM stated, there are problems and issues in its implementation which is common in the entire state in the nature of non-receipt of fund for kitchen shed for schools established after 2007-08. A total of 68 schools are without kitchen sheds in East Kameng. Apart from this, there are lack of stores at block level, poor participation of community members, irregularity of teachers, lack of all weather roads in the district, non-availability of utensils for meal in schools which are generally supplied to schools once in 5 years.

However, there are also the areas for improvement which include construction of kitchen shed plus store through BADP or MLALAD, linkage with medical department for maintaining health of the children and PHED for water supply in the schools. Strict supervision and monitoring by local administrative officers, BEOs, CRCCs, BRCCs and PRI members, stationing of field functionaries at their posting place and active participation of community members like schools management committee (SINC) and PRI members were much needed, he added.

DC Sandeep Kr. Singh had arranged a video footage of the success stories of Akshaya Patra foundation on implementation of MDM in order to inculcate a sense of better understanding among the field functionaries for preparing perspective and vision to achieve success in its implementation. He said that education is the single most factor to improve the living standards of life and also explained how best we can ensure effective education by mitigation hunger of the children.

DC directed the BEOs, CRCCs, and BRCCs for random inspections and surprise visits to schools of their respective blocks and submit report about whether the children are actually getting MDM or not. If any of the school was found to have failed to serve MDM to children, MDM costs shall be recovered, he added.

He also said that BEOs shall be held responsible if any of the schools under their blocks were found to have not  serving MDM to children at the time of  his visit to schools. He gave a strong message to the field functionaries that the lethargic type of attitude and absenteeism of teachers shall not be tolerated where the students had to suffer for no fault of theirs.

The Headmaster in-charge of Boso Colony Middle School, Seppa to the surprise of the house informed that rice were directly distributed to the  children during rainy season for lack of kitchen shed.

ZPM Meyuk Cheda said that she had directed the PRI members for strong monitoring of MDM and called on the field functionaries of education department to perform their duties properly without giving room for complaints.

DC wrapped up the action plans which included mapping of schools for transportation of MDM items, comprehensive reports on implementation of MDM with photographs by BEO, sub- division and circle level meeting under the chairmanship of administrative officers with detail reports on implementation on MDM in each schools, action plan for centralized MDM within Seppa Town etc. DIPRO


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan picks up pace at Koloriang

KOLORIANG, Nov 13: Along with the rest of the country, Koloriang town witnessed a massive cleanliness drive today. Carrying forward the mantra of the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Clean India Campaign”, people from all walks of life, led by MLA Pani Taram and the Additional Deputy Commissioner Deepak Shinde joined hands to clean up the whole township area.

While expressing his happiness over enthusiastic participation, Pani Taram hoped that in future too, such cleanliness drive would be conducted to maintain a clean Koloriang. Observing absence of any kind of waste disposal system in the township area, he assured the people of funds from his MLALAD to construct dustbins in suitable locations around the township and also for improving the drainage system.

ADC Shinde, wielding a broom himself led his team of govt employees to clean out the areas surrounding various Govt offices. While appreciating the efforts by all the participants, he informed that “necessary orders for maintenance of cleanliness around the township area and all office premises would be issued. All defaulters found littering the area would be dealt with actions including fine under suitable sections of the Indian Penal code”. DIPRO


Marijuana seized

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Members of the Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) today seized 200 grams of Marijuana from a peddler in broad daylight near the Ganga Tempo stand.

However, the peddler managed to escape taking advantage of the heavy traffic jam in the area. IMWA president Yumlam Achung informed that his team on receiving the information from a source reached the spot where the man identified only as a native of Assam was selling the banned drug. While the peddler escaped, the IMWA team got hold of the marijuana and later handed it over to the police.

Expressing concern over the drug menace, Achung appealed to the youths to refrain from using marijuana or any other drug that has a negative impact on the health of the users and the society in general.


RTI Forum for mandatory asset declaration

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Arunachal Pradesh RTI Forum for State Development has demanded the state government to ensure the mandatory asset declaration by government officials. In a representation submitted to the Chief Secretary the RTI forum said that government employees in the state are enjoying corruption due to inactive and inappropriate mechanism to check their properties. It also added that though the government had earlier circulated notification regarding the mandatory and declaration of movable and immovable assets of bureaucrats, technocrats etc, however the notification has not been implemented effectively so far.


Union seeks action against engineer

ITANAGAR, Nov 13:  Claiming that due to inferior work quality under SPA fund executed by the various departments the retaining walls are rampantly damaging in slight rainfall, the All Mengio Unemployment Engineers Union today requested the Chief Secretary to take stern action against the engineers. It also alleged that said wall was constructed while violating the detail project report (DPR), a release added.


APSLSA takes part in national para-legal volunteers meet

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) attended the National Para-Legal Volunteers meet at New Delhi recently. The state authority was represented by its executive chairman, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Judge, Gauhati High Court, Budi Habung, member secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Monjuli Komut, member secretary, Papum Pare District Legal Service Authority and Dangsom Songthing, Para Legal Volunteer.

The Meet was organized by the National Legal Services Authority and it is being held annually to felicitate the best para-legal volunteers and district legal services authority from among the various zones of the country.


North East Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship

Mixed results for Arunachal on opening day

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: State badminton team had mixed results on the opening day of the North East Zone Inter-state Badminton Championship at Guwahati today with girls’ team advancing to second round and men and women’s teams crashing out of the competition.

Arunachal beat Meghalaya 2-0 in the first round of the girls’ team competition for Shafi Qureshi Cup while the state lost 1-2 to Mizoram in the first round of the women’s team championship for Shraddha Cup, informed Arunachal State Badminton Association Secretary Bamang Tago.

The men’s team, who beat Tripura 3-1 in the first round, crashed out of the competition losing 0-3 to Assam in the second round. The men’s team competition is held for Rahimtulla Cup.


2nd Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament

Subansiri United and East Kameng win

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Subansiri United FC and East Kameng Football Association (EKFA) won their respective league level matches in the current 2nd Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Subansiri United FC beat Tagung Neri FC 2-0, while East Kameng Football Association defeated Emchi Gumto FC 2-1 to earn full points.

Kaling Tatin and Rocky Ramching scored one goal each for Subansiri United FC in 32nd minute and 61st minute respectively. Both the goals came from penalty kicks.

For the East Kameng team, Judi Bagang (21 min) and Pato Pardong (76 min) scored one goal each.

The only goal for EGFC was scored in 62nd minute by Lingdum Jhon.





In yesterday's news regarding Todo United FC's victory against OIL, Duliajan, the name of the goal scorer was mistakenly mentioned as Pani Raju whereas it should have been Tagio Raja. The error is regretted.

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Ray of hope

In a significant development army today punished its men for carrying out fake encounter at Jammu and Kashmir. After four years of Machil fake encounter that fuelled widespread unrest in Kashmir Valley, five army men, including two officers were sentenced to life for gunning down three youths and labelling them as militants. The decision has been welcomed by Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday as a "watershed moment".

Official sources said that the five army men including the then Col D K Pathania, who was the commanding officer, and Captain Upendera were held guilty by the Summary General Court Martial (SGCM) which sentenced them to life imprisonment.  The others held guilty were Havaldar Devinder, Lance Naik Lakhmi and Lance Naik Arun Kumar. Another accused, a subedar, has been let off by the SGCM. Meanwhile, Amnesty International in a statement said the decision was a "welcome measure" and "turning point". For the first time army has shown rare courage to take action against its personnel for wrongdoing. In conflict zones like J&K and North East India army is often accused of carrying out extra-judicial killing without being punished.  However judgment of Machil fake encounter case has given ray of hope to those families who are fighting for the justice of their near and dear ones.

Border Liaison Officers’ meeting held

India & Myanmar agree to cooperate on cross-border issues

CHANGLANG,  Nov 13: Border Liaison Officers from India and Myanmar convened a bilateral meeting at Nanyon, Myanmar today and discussed various cross border issues like law and order, drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal infiltration along the border, holding cultural exchange, possible enhancement of bilateral border trade, etc.

Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Chanchal Yadav led the Indian team as Border Liaison Officer in the 2nd BLO meeting with Myanmarese delegates led by Ru San Kuye, Chairman, Naga Self Administered Zone, Lahe as Border Liaison Officer, the Government Union of Myanmar.

Delegates from both the countries agreed to increase co-operation between the law enforcement agencies at the district level to maintain peace and tranquility along the international border. They agreed for real time intelligence sharing on the activities of insurgents, arms smugglers, drug traffickers and smugglers of wild life and wild life products operating along the Indo-Myanmar border on regular basis.

Discussing on the activities of insurgents operating along Indo-Myanmar border, the Indian side shared specific information about the reinforcement of insurgent group like NSCN (K) and NSCN (IM) in the area and amplification of their activities by coalescing with ULFA and other Indian insurgent groups. They showed their concern over involvement of citizens across the border in smuggling narcotics like opium during designated Burma and India days and urged the Myanmarese counterpart to take necessary action from their end.  The Burmese side expressed their transparency and said that planning is being done to connect the suspected inaccessible areas in their territory with road communication which will help declining of the areas used by these insurgent groups, if any.

The Indian side raised the issue of infiltration from Myanmar side and other related law order problems created by Myanmarese nationals inside Indian territory. The party placed the issue of recent murder case at Sallang village of Changlang where a Myanmar national had murdered an Indian citizen in a gruesome manner and had fled across the border. The party handed over details of the criminal along with photograph and sought co-operation from the Myanmarese counterpart for his early arrest. The Myanmarese agreed to put in place a mechanism to curb infiltration from their side and also extend co-operation for arrest of the culprit at the earliest. However, they clarified that the address of the offender, provided by Indian side, does not fall under the administrative area of Naga Self-Administered zone.

After a marathon discussion, it was agreed that meeting of BLOs would be held on quarterly basis alternatively at Changlang and Pangsau after deciding the date and venue mutually. Both sides agreed that BLO will be nurtured to act as platform to discuss and share information on the activities of Indian insurgent groups and Trans-national crimes in Arunachal Pradesh sector of Indo-Myanmar border and take measures required for curbing such activities.

Both sides agreed to exchange information in the issues on real time basis so that actionable intelligence is acted upon in time. Both the parties agreed to strengthen mode of communication systems between the two nations.

The Myanmar side requested for early construction of Border Hut at Indian side of Pangsau Pass informing that they have already started construction work in Myanmar side which was agreed in earlier meeting for the larger interest of people living in both side of border area. Indian side expressed the non-availability of water source in Indian side to carry out Border Hut construction and requested them to allow tapping water from Myanmar side. The Myanmarese agreed to share water and also to co-operate the Indians during their visit for survey works etc for tapping water from the source in Myanmar.

The feasibility and importance of holding cultural exchanges at the local level in promoting and strengthening the existing friendship between the two nations was also discussed in the meeting. Both the parties agreed that traditional dances and plays can be performed by local artists during the festivals of either of the countries.

In order to develop a common mode of communication, the Indian side proposed to arrange training of English language for Myanmar officials doing border guard duties. On the request of Myanmarese delegates the Indian side also agreed to train Myanmarese farmers on tea, rubber and cardamom plantation.

The Myanmarese side expressed their willingness to buy agricultural machineries and its mechanical parts, construction materials, etc from Indian via Pangsau Pass and requested for necessary arrangement from Indian side. The Indian side agreed to provide construction materials if it falls under the item list allowed by the Govt of India as per the MOO. Regarding machineries and mechanical parts, after discussion, both the parties agreed to approach through the respective diplomatic channel of the countries.

The Indian team included Vijay Kumar, SP Changlang, Kento Riba, ADC Jairampur, Commandant, Assam Rifles, Jairampur, Dusu Shra, Field Director, Namdapha National Park, Tokong Pertin, Director Trade and Commerce. DIPRO in-charge



4-day NE agri fair begins at Pasighat

Mein calls for scientific approach to boost agri sector

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Nov 13: Agriculture Minister Chowna Mein has sought technical help from the scientists of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to boost production of food crops, fruits and vegetables in the state. Mein was addressing at the inaugural programme of the 4-day North East Agri-Fair at Pasighat College of Horticulture and Forestry, which commenced here today.

He has requested the scientists for formulation of policy for increasing production of rice and other edible crops besides fruits and locally available spices. The minister said that the hilly foothills and plain lands of the state have rich potentiality of agriculture, horticulture and other allied cultures including animal farming, but these are yet to be harnessed by the farmers due to lack of technical know-how.

Claiming that a silent green revolution has been happening in the state, the Minister stressed on development of Kishan Bazar for commercialization of the Agri-Horti produces of the state. He informed that there was poor fund allocation in agriculture sector, which is too inadequate to meet the farmers demand.

Regarding land tax worth Rs. 36 lakh being paid to state government by the CHF authority, Mein assured to initiate for exemption of the payment.

Director General of ICAR, Padma Bhusan awardee Dr R S Paroda, in his speech said that food and nutritional security for the people of NE states is a major issue of the department concerned. The government policies should support the innovations laid by the agriculture and horticultural institutions. He laid stress on introduction of specialty and secondary agriculture to boost farmers’ income. He urged the state’s agriculture minister to consider Pasighat CHF as not of the ICAR but of his own. The state government should formulate policies to develop the institution and guide the farmers in proper way to adopt modern technologies in the filed of agriculture and allied activities, he suggested.  Dr. Paroda also suggested the government machineries to make necessary changes of qualification for forest department officials by putting priority to the horticulture and forestry degree holders in case of appointment.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Canceller of Central Agricultural University (Imphal), SN Puri said the university is projecting the entire Northeastern Region. He emphasized on ‘Farmer- Scientist interaction for easing the difficulties faced in agriculture and allied activities.

“We are making a portal to open Kishan Call Centre in the agriculture and Horticulture colleges, wherein the farmer will be given facility to talk with learned scientists for their problems. He suggested the participants to gain practical knowledge from the experts concerned by attending the symposiums.

Among others, East-Arunachal MP Ninong Ering, Pasighat-East MLA Kaling Moyong and Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina and East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava spoke on the occasion.

The inaugural day programme included opening of the exhibition stalls. Exhibition of processed fruits, vegetables, flowers including modern agriculture technologies by agriculture and horticulture colleges from different states, KVKs, SHGs and local farmers and craftsmen were the main highlights. A symposium with theme- “Prospect of fruit production in NE region” was held in the evening which was participated by different agriculture scientists from different parts of the country. The Agri-Fair with theme “Enhancement of horticulture in the NE region for nutritional security and prosperity” includes ‘Farmer-Scientist interaction’ in all the days besides symposium on issues related to pest management in crops and vegetables, livestock and organic farming.

The programme will end on November 16 next with distribution of prizes and valedictory function.



West Kameng to host indigenous festival

BOMDILA, Nov 13: In an effort to promote and preserve culture and tradition and promote tourism in West Kameng district, the district administration and West Kameng Indigenous People’s Society (WKIPS) will be hosting the first ever Indigenous festival.

In this regard a meeting of the DA, WKIPS, NEEPCO, Patel Engineering, Army, and other community based organizations and Head of Departments was held here yesterday to chalk out the details.

Briefing the house, chairman Celebration Committee, Er. Bonny Sakrinsow said that it is an effort at ensuring exposure of local tribes of the district like Aka, Miji, Sherdukpen, Monpa, Bugun and Sartang.

It would serve as the platform for displaying their cultural and traditional rituals, rites and practices before the people, he said. The maiden festival would begin from November 22 to 25 next and will showcase various forms of traditional cultural items, games and sports, archery, horse riding and fashion shows.

Sarkinsow informed that all four MLAs of the district are assisting the event as patrons.

Deputy Commissioner, AK Singh urged everyone present in the house to assist WKIPS to make the event successful. He assured to provide all possible assistance from the district administration. This sort of activity would attract both national and international tourists and can prove as a mechanism for the tourism potential of the region.



Stage all set for 2nd edition of Panyor River Festival

Ziro, Nov 13: A meeting was held in the mini conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner to plan and improvise the 2nd edition of the Panyor River Festival which will be held from 21st to 25th November. Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang who has a storehouse of experience in conducting such festivals gave valuable and creative inputs to the committee members. He emphasized on paying attention to the traffic on the bridge that connects the main road to the festival ground.

The bridge should be maintained on daily basis for the entire festival period to avoid any untoward incidents; he added and directed to keep a rescue team with swimmers round the clock in the festival ground. SP Tumme Amo and his team would be setting up a temporary beat post in the festival ground which would act as an emergency as well as disaster management cell. He assured to provide round the clock police protection around the ground to avoid any law and order situation.

With the district administration lending its unremitting support the organizing secretary Taba Techi, ZPM Yazali is a happy man. He and his team aspires to make this festival a calendar event under the Ministry of Tourism and hope that in the near future Yazali would be a popular tourist destination.

The 2nd edition of the Panyor River Festival would witness unique blend of guests for its opening ceremony. The presidents and the secretaries of Nyishi Elite Society, Apatani Cultural and Literary Society, Galo Welfare Society, Tagin Welfare Society and Adi Bane Kebang would attend the festival with their cultural troupes. Besides tents for accommodation in the festival ground, homestay facilities have been initiated this time. The homestay providers have been rigorously trained to cater to domestic as well as international tourists under Kago Kampu, who runs Abaasa Homestay in Ziro which is a huge success with the tourist. The five day festival would witness series of adventure sports like Paragliding, Angling, Trapshooting, Archery, Beach Volleyball, Rafting, Climbing and Trekking. To cater to the taste buds, 23 uniquely constructed food stalls from across the state dots the festival ground. The cultural extravaganza in the evenings would witness performances from indigenous singers and dance groups like Karken Riba team, Minam Goi, Laigi Tada and rock bands like The Vinyl Records, Royal Flush, JK-47, LTT, Symetric Clan, Mangalz, Wonder Cross and Miscellaneous. Yana Ngouba a talented fashion designer would also display her creativity through a mega fashion show. People’s favorite Jeli Kayi would enthrall the audience on 25th.

The amazingly pleasant weather, the tranquility of the festival location, the warmth of the Yazalians and a minutely planned security measure to take care of visitors should make for a perfect weekend getaway. The five day festival is being organized by Arunachal Adventure Association and supported by Department of Tourism. (DIPRO)



Children’s Day

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The Governor and Chief Minister have greeted the people on the occasion of Child-ren’s Day, the birthday of first Prime Minister of India Pundit Jawarhar Lal Nehru which will be observed on Nov 14.

For our better tomorrow, let us give our best to our children today, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma said in a message.

Exhorting the people to give their best to the children, the Governor emphasized that by providing our children the opportunities to excel and imbibe good values, we nurture for a better future for all.  In his message, the Governor said that Pundit Nehru worked passionately for the welfare of children and youngsters. He took keen interest in their welfare, education, and development. Pundit Nehru knew that values and disciplines learned as a child are responsible for the kind of adulthood one has. Therefore, he visualized the nurturing and welfare of children as a national priority.

The Governor expressed hope that the day will serve as a reminder to all to renew the commitment towards the welfare of children and let the children live by Nehruji’s ideals.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in a message on eve of Children’s Day, said, “Let us rejoice the children in our lives and pledge to give them a life of peace, progress and equality.”

Paying rich tributes to Nehru, the Chief Minister said that because of his (Nehru’s) love for children, who lovingly called him Chacha Nehru, his birth anniversary is celebrated as Children’s Day in India.

Tuki called upon parents and elders to take time out of their busy burdens of life to spend time with their children and seriously ponder what kind of world they are going to hand them over. He also appealed all to desist from the practice of child labour as every child has the right to freedom and innocence devoid of hardships of earning livelihood.

“For children, this is a day of joy, freedom and to engage in fun. Let’s let them have it for they our future – future of the state, the country,” he appealed.



Ering visits remote village, sanctions fund for bridge maintenance

PASIGHAT, Nov 13: East Arunachal MP Ninong Ering yesterday reached the remote Pangi village, about 63 KMs away from the district headquarter Pasighat, on foot to carry forward his development agenda.

While interacting with the villagers in a public meeting, the MP assured them to take prompt actions for solution to their grievances and sanctioned 2 lakhs immediately for maintenance of Kebang to Pangi suspension bridge. He also assured to provide 20 lakhs for the village Dere (Community Hall) from his MPLAD soon.

Ering suggested the people to hard work and cooperate in state building process. He also urged them to pay attention on education of their children and preserve the local culture and tradition. DIPRO



APCSD,  ACS condemn BJP leaders’ statement on incursion

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCDS) vehemently condemned the repeated statements from BJP top leaders towards Arunachal Pradesh on the incursion of Chinese Army, this time Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar saying “Chinese incursion is not a serious issue”.

The statement from Union Defence Minister reveals how BJP think about our state, said APCSD. “It was always a deliberate propaganda of BJP to declare Arunachal Pradesh as a disputed territory and please Chinese Government,” it said.

Earlier, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijjiju said that Chinese incursion is a natural phenomenon in Arunachal Pradesh. All this repeated statements from BJP top leaders while one holding the post of Defence and another Home Ministry is highly condemnable, the APCSD said. It demanded the BJP to come out with an apology to the people of the state for repeatedly hurting their sentiments.

Meanwhile, expressing resentment over the statement of Manohar Parrikar on the Chinese incursion inside Arunachal territory, Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) said the statement has hurt the sentiments of the people of Arunachal Pradesh including ACS members.

“For the last thirty years China has been issuing stapled visa to the citizen of Arunachal Pradesh just to show their claim over Arunachal Pradesh, indeed they are indulging in repeated intrusions and camping under the territory of India,” the ACS said.

Such a statement from a responsible person like Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is not welcome. It will provoke China to maintain their claim over Arunachal Pradesh, the ACS said.



NE Festival in Delhi: Anshu Jamsenpa walks the ramp to promote NE

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The North East celebrity icons walked the ramp during the recently concluded North East Festival in New Delhi. Wearing traditional attires designed by renowned fashion designer Yana Ngoba of Arunachal, Garima Saikia of Assam and L D Roslyn Konshai of Manipur, the celebrities showcased NE’s rich tradition and attractive dresses.

The lineup of celebrity icons included 3-time Everest conqueror Anshu Jamsenpa, Asian Games Gold Medalist Boxer Shiva Thapa, former Mr Universe Mahadev Deka, Assamese Film Director, Producer & Actor Rajni Basumatary and Singer Zubeen Garg.

Thousands of cheering fans thronged the venue to witness the celebrities walking the ramp and the follow-up Fashion Show by top models from North East.

Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Shripad Yesso Naik was the Chief Guest of the function. Robin Hibu, Joint Commissioner of Police and Tsering Wange, President AMASA were also present as special invitees.

The North East Festival 2014 was organized by Trend MMS in association with North East Community Delhi, Ministry of DoNER (GoI) and Ministry of Home Affairs from November 7 to 10 at New Delhi. North East Festival is an attempt to showcase and create awareness about India's North East and to promote investment and tourism.

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Belief decreasing at an alarming rate

Dear Editor,

With reference to the article published on 20th May of 2014 in this daily titled 'Student Stipend Sanctioned' we would like to enquire to the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education that did the department really meant it.  

We are pleased to let you know that there has been a big discrepancy in the processing of our enumeration. While some has received it already and most are still expecting it. We plead the authority concern to look into the matter. Out of nearly 60 students, only 20-25 students have received the amount. What about others? Why such partiality? For the last academic session only 20 students have received it. What happened to rest of our applications? Are there some build-up criteria which we did not meet? Please sort it out at the earliest as our belief on the Government, Department and officials concern is decreasing at an alarming rate. When all other students are busy renewing their forms, we are yet to receive our part for the last academic session which is a very condemnable act by the department and officials dealing with it. Every year we are facing such discrepancies.

The North-Eastern Hill University Federation of Arunachal Students' (NEHUFAS), Shillong demand for the early release of our stipend money. When enquired at the Head Office, Itanagar we came to know that there has been a huge error in distinguishing the students those who are currently pursuing masters degree in NEHU and have listed their names in B.A. list against their previous colleges which is an act of negligence by the official dealing it, when in the form every details are mentioned and filled-in clearly. And to make it more clear there are UG students too, not from the NEHU affiliated college but in the university itself, who are pursuing courses like B.Tech, B.A.LLB (Honours) which is four and five year term respectively. To our utter surprise, none of the law students' has received it. And to add more, does the concern official even sit before the computer set provided to him by the Government and check our complaints that we mail to [email protected]  Does it even exist? If yes then please go through it once again today itself and respond to our grievances.

We expect encouragement and co-operation from your side in building our future and this is mail is not to generate any problem against the respected department and its officials.


Lobsang Tenzing Com


NEHU Federation of Arunachal Students' (NEHUFAS),





A tell tale saga

Dear Editor,

'Men in uniform's dadagiri' of 6th November was a tell tale saga. But perhaps non uniform wallahs too share the same trait as gory as it can be, if not more. It all depends on who's who. That particular namesake of a bridge indeed is a bottleneck though other stretches are not too far behind when it comes to congestion and overall motorability. It is aggravated recently when the line of sight ahead from the left side got disrupted by a new construction cropping up from nowhere. Right side too is a steep bend obstructed by a huge construction though it is not as close to the bridge as the tiny shed in the left bank.

Hope the authority concerned is not oblivious of the sudden outcrop of such disruptive structure so close to a bridge. Moreover, the department concerned should immediately replace it with a permanent bridge with adequate width as per norm for smooth flow of traffic.

People tend to use this circuitous narrow road if traffic is high in NH-52A. And we know high traffic in  township stretch of NH-52A is a rule rather than an exception, so this frequent diversion of heavy traffic from the main highway to this narrow lane road severely disrupt the routine commuters of this road. So, it needs immediate attention of those who are in the helm of affairs.





Reintroduce nursery education

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed news paper, I would like to request the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh that nursery school must be re-introduced in every village so that each and every child could go step by step from nursery to higher class.

Admitting them directly into class I without going through nursery education detrimentally affect the future of the children.


Toba Ori







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