ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Hayuliang the oldest town of Anjaw district is on the verge of
destruction due to massive soil erosion caused by Lohit River. With each passing
year the mighty Lohit River is causing large scale erosion which is threatening the
very existence of Hayuliang town.
According to the local residents, problem started in 2004 when flood water of Lohit
River washed away portions of highway and started soil erosion. “Though there is
massive erosion going on, state government is not doing anything to save Hayuliang
town. They seem least bothered about safety of the local residents. Only BRTF which
maintains this section of road is trying hard to control the erosion,” told one local
He further added, “We fear that if urgent step is not taken to control the erosion,
Hayuliang town will go under Lohit River in near future.
AAPSU concerned at attack of students, welcomes new VC
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed deep
concern over report that Arunachalee students have been beaten up at Gulbarga in
Karnataka. “In the last few months Arunachalee students have been attacked in many
cities. Such development is cause of worry for the AAPSU. State government should
collect data of all Arunachalee students studying in various states and interact
with their counterpart for security of those Arunachalee students,” stated its president
Meanwhile, Union has welcomed the news of Professor David Reid Syiemlieh taking over
as vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University. In a release AAPSU President Takam
Tatung hoped that professor David Reid Syiemlieh himself being resident of North-East
region will understand the tribal sentiment in better ways and help to turn RGU into
centre of excellence learning.
“In recent years RGU has witnessed many unpleasant incidents. AAPSU hope that new
VC will bring new ideas and RGU will see better days from now,” Tatung added.
AAPSU calls for tapping tourism potential in Anjaw
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), the
apex student body of state recently visited Anjaw district which shares international
boundary with China. The AAPSU team lead by Marge Riba, assistant general secretary
(admin) included Duyu Nama, Federal Assembly Secretary and Soblam Malo, vigilance
vice-chairman Eastern region.
AAPSU members visited places like Hayuliang, Hawai, Kibithu, Walong and Kaho village,
the last border town near China border. Union urged state government to tap the immense
tourism potentiality of Anjaw district. “District is blessed enchanting natural
beauty. The road connectivity is also quite better in compare to other districts
of state. However state government in particular tourism department has failed to
tap the tourism potential of district. We appeal tourism officials to visit Anjaw
district and work for promotion of tourism,” stated AAPSU in a release.
GH Pasighat gets in-campus Pharmacy
PASIGHAT, Oct 19: The Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok inaugurated the newly constructed
Pharmacy of the General Hospital, Pasighat today.
The pharmacy being run by Pasighat-LAMP for last few decades was shifted today in
the newly constructed building inside the hospital campus.
Tapok said that hospital has been providing free medicines to all sections of patients,
but availability of medicines is dependent on government supplies and patients have
to procure from distant pharmacies even at wee hours.
Encouraging the efforts of the hospital management committee, the DC advised them
to keep all life-saving medicines in good quantities. He instructed the employees
to be sincere in duties to ensure that expired medicines are not sold.
They should monitor the stocks every day as the dispensary would cater to a huge
number of patients coming from across the East Siang, surrounding districts and nearby
The dispensary/pharmacy should be kept open round the clock to tackle any medical
emergency, he further added. (DIPRO)
Ley’s ‘Magic 2 Mind’ fascinate students
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: H G Ley, Neuro-linguistic programmer and magician has conducted
a ‘Magic 2 Mind’ programme at Don Bosco School, Jully today. Around 226 students
of the school took part in the educational programme.
In ‘Magic 2 Mind’, Ley illustrates the skills of learning, observation, listening,
memory, priority and purposeful study. With his extraordinary skills, he redefined
the modern magic as educative and devised innovative ways to educate the school students.
He performed ‘learning with magic,’ fun learning that gives students creative thinking
among others programme in the schools. He is expected to perform his educational
programme in different schools of Capital.
2 cars stolen in Aalo recovered in Assam
RUKSIN, Oct 19: Two Bolero cars that were stolen from Aalo in West Siang of Arunachal
were recovered by Dhemaji police in Assam on October 17 last. However the police
is yet to make any arrests.
Officer-in-charge of Ruksin Police Station Opir Paron today informed that the thieves,
entered Assam via Along-Pangin-Pasighat road on October 17 early morning. They managed
to escape from Ruksin police by entering Assam via a subway instead of NH-52. But
the Ruksin Police immediately informed Dhemaji police and sought their assistance
for nabbing the lifters.
The Assam police, who were alerted at Jonai tried to stop the cars but the drivers
managed to escape. The Police chased them till Siamenchapori out post, located at
about 45 kilometres down from Jonai. But the cars mowed down the check post and proceeded
The police subsequently found the Bolero car with No- AR-01 C-9792 at Bomje gaon
near Tamreswari Mandir under Silapathar PS which was left abandoned. Another car
with registration N0- AR-01E-0036 was recovered at Amritpur at Silasuti pathar.
The thieves further tricked the police by changing the number plates and put up a
nameplate bearing the name MLA on the cars!
‘No to extension of old Ziro Landing ground’
ZIRO, Oct 19: “Even an inch of ancestral land should not be seceded any more from
the possession of Dutta village towards extension of Old Ziro airfield”, resolved
people of Dutta village in a mass meeting held at Paph on Oct 15 last.
Spearheaded by Nenchalya Yorlu Yapio & Aji Committee (NYY&AC), the mass meeting was
convened at Paph where people of Dutta village including panchayat leaders, ADDWA,
students’ bodies and representatives from Christian community of different denominations,
Priests Association, Danyi-Piilo Society, school authority of Midland Education Centre
located within the periphery of proposed land acquisitions attended.
After thorough discussion and deliberations, the meeting unanimously resolved that
not even a single inch of land would be spared for the proposed extension of Old
Ziro landing ground and if any member violates the decision, they would be penalized.
It was also decided to invite the local MLA and appraise the problems being faced
by the people of Dutta village.
In the meeting, after some deliberation on authenticity of the Committee’s nomenclature,
the NYY&AC has been rechristened as Paph-Nehabo Village Welfare Committee (PNVWC).
Talking to this reporter, Koj Tabiyo, Chairman of PNVWC said that people of Dutta
village have already donated major chunks of its ancestral land to government for
opening the existing airport at Old Ziro without asking for compensation out of the
sense of patriotism but additional requirement of land for the proposed extension
would threaten very existence of people of Paph, Nehabo and Dapopogyang villages
in particular and Dutta people in general.
He also said that legendary sacred stones Nencha-Dulyang and Muru-Pahe located within
the proposed area should not displaced at any cost, which according to their belief
would bring unholy things to whole of Apatani people if disturbed. Besides, there
are two more ritual alters Papii Myole Agyang and Puchi Hillo Agyang which are the
sanctum sanctorum of the society. Moreover, there are four religious institutions
viz. Paph Meder Nello of Dani Piilo Society, Ziro, Grace Baptist Church, Nepali Baptist
Church and Nenchalya Revival Church of Christian community. Any disturbance or demolition
of religious places of the community would hurt the sentiment of the people of Dutta
village and go against the right and privileges guaranteed under constitution of
India, he added.
Referring to two educational institutions, Govt. ME School Dutta and Midland Education
Centre, Paph which are also located in the area, he said that life line of poor rural
students particularly of Dutta village would be affected, if shifted.
Taking note of the proposed area which account for 90% of Dutta people’s land including
extended villages Paph, Nehabo, Nenchalyang and Nehabo villages, paddy field and
kitchen garden, he said that only the land available for extension of Dutta village
and other developmental activities beside agricultural use, is the Nehabo, Dapopogyang
In 2008, they had protested for four days against the proposed project.
Governing body meet of U/ Subansiri DRDA
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The 17th Governing Body Meeting of DRDA, Upper Siang District for
2011-12 was held at Yingkiong today under Chairmanship of Dunggoli Libang Chairperson,
While welcoming the participants, the chairman stressed on practical development
and proper utilization of fund for poorest of the poor. He urged upon all BDOs and
officers of allied departments to cooperate and consult with PRI leaders while selecting
schemes and beneficiaries under various RD programmes and other centrally sponsored
DC cum CEO Liyon Borang, also reiterated that RD programmes which are basically meant
for poverty alleviation should reach the targeted section of society. He also urged
upon all executing agencies to take note of grievances of Panchayat leaders and select
need based schemes with due consultation with PRI members and implement the same
in transparent way so that there is no scope for misunderstanding or communication
gap with any quarter.
PD,DRDA T. Bage, presented the physical and financial achievement of DRDA for the
year 2010-11 under various RD programmes. The budget of DRDA for 2011-12 was also
presented which was approved by the house along with AAP of various blocks.
Among others, Dukkang Pertin, ZPM, Mariyang, D. Jabo Anchal Chairperson, Tuting,
SAO, DRDA and APO(RE) also spoke.
Later, the District Level vigilance and monitoring Committee meeting was also held
under the chairmanship of DC who was authorized by MP due to his official pre-occupation.
While addressing the committee, the DC emphasized the importance of the meeting as
the Govt. has constituted the committee at District Level to monitor various RD programmes
and other centrally sponsored schemes.
While reviewing various RD schemes, he requested all executing agencies who presented
their achievement to submit monthly progress report enabling the committee to fix
Governing body meet of ATMA
TEZU, Oct 19: To review the various activities implemented under CSS “Extension Reforms”
a Governing Body meeting of ATMA, Lohit District was held at DC’s Conference Hall,
today. The meeting was chaired by R.K. Sharma Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman ATMA
Lohit District and attended by District Agriculture Officer, District Veterinary
Officer, District Fishery Development Officer, Agronomist, Hort. Development Officer
(Hq), all BTT Convenors, Farmers Representatives, officers of FTC Kherem and officials
In the meeting, proposals for engagement of Specialists and functionary support on
contractual basis at Block Level & ATMA level was thoroughly discussed and approved
as per communication received from the State Nodal Cell. The meeting authorized Project
Director ATMA to publish advertisement for walk in interview to be conducted at Tezu
on the 4th of November 2011.
The meeting also approved the method of selection & distribution of BTM & SMS subject
wise amongst various blocks on priority sector basis.
A power point presentation on various activities under ATMA sanctioned during 2010-11
and implemented in 2010-11 & 2011-12 was given by PD (ATMA) M. Chowlu.
While reviewing ATMA activities during 2010-11 and the current financial year the
Deputy Commissioner emphasized on early implementation of all the activities which
have early sanctions.
BTT convenors from Lekang, Namsai, Wakro and Tezu put forwarded some of the practical
problems faced in the fields while implementing various programmes and the house
discussed it to find out solutions. All District Heads of line departments also spoke
on the occasion.
While commenting on ATMA activities Farmers Representative Surat Mepo-Tezu urge upon
the authorities to come out with a solution for marketing problem of agricultural
produce to give appropriate remuneration to the farmers. (DIPRO)
Measles catch-up Campaign at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: One day dawn to dusk training on measles catch-up campaign was
held at the conference hall of district hospital Ziro on yesterday.
DFWO Dr. K. Basar on behalf of DHS briefed on measles catch-up campaign to be accomplished
in Lower Subansiri district. He emphasized that quality and success of vaccination
would depend upon the maximum input of the vaccinator(s) and proper supervision.
He also, briefed on follow-up task and role of ASHAs and Anganwadi Workers at outreach
Dr. T. Kano (Paed.) CHC old Ziro briefed on strategy, requirements of session site,
supervision regarding measles catch-up campaign and Adverse Events Following Immunization
as a safety- valve measures to any adverse event(s) caused after immunization.
DMO Dr. H. Tam explained on rationale social mobilization of the participants to
every eligible beneficiaries between the age group of 9 months to below 10 years
children in the district to zero-in and wipe out the deadly measles virus.
Dr. T. Kano and Dr. K. Tama and their team demonstrated on safe injection practices
and disposal of waste.
Advani to address Jana Chetna rally today
ITANAGAR: BJP senior leader and chairman of BJP Parliamentary Board L K Advani would
address the Jan Chetna Yatra rally near R G Stadium, Naharlagun on Oct 20.
Advani is expected to address the people on wider issues of reforming the entire
system including Administrative reforms, Electoral reforms, Judicial reforms, Political
Meanwhile, the BJP Arunachal Pradesh appealed to all section of people to participate
in the rally and make it a grand success.
SEC Census training
KOLORIANG, Oct 19: The District Rural Development agency (DRDA) today conducted a
training programme for Enumerators and Supervisors for the Socio- Economic and Caste
Census (SECC) for Kurung Kumey District at Koloriang.
Rajeev Takuk, Deputy Commissioner, Kurung Kumey and Principal SECC Officer talked
about the enormity of such a census, thereby mentioning the huge responsibility shouldered
on the enumerators. Owing to the topography, he acknowledged the communication and
infrastructure hurdles, but urged them to fulfill all the tasks assigned to them
with sincerity and dedication as it will directly affect the future of the state.
Takuk also urged them to have accurate enumeration and not keep any sort of fake
Takuk strongly emphasized the need to revamp all the now defunct community information
centers. He also said that the paperless census was not feasible in these remote
areas purely for the lack of infrastructure vis-à-vis roads and electricity.
This census will help the government to get the exact number of people below the
poverty line. It will then take multiple dimensions of deprivation based on indicators
collected through the census, for determining entitlements poor rural households
will receive under various welfare schemes.
The Project Director, DRDA, Tabin Siga, highlighted the roles of enumerators along
with the roles of Circle Officers (CO) and Block Development Officers. They are also
the charge officers in their respective circles and hence, Siga urged them to be
an active part of it.
While the District Information Officer, Bamang Apo, explained the technical aspect
of the census to the enumerators, the master trainers, G.C.Pant, Principal, Govt.
Secondary School (G.S.S), Koloriang and N.C.Sarkar, teacher, G.S.S explained in detail
the census questionnaire.
The SECC census for the country is to be held in November. (DIPRO)
ANSU demands arrest
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Nyishi Students ’ Union (ANSU) demanded Government of Arunachal
Pradesh to direct the Home department to arrest the killer of Late Heri Tai at IG
Park on Oct 11.
We are not happy with the government inaction and delay tactic in booking the killer,
it said while adding that killer must be punished as per the law.
ANSU further said that it want peace and mutual co-existence while at the same time,
it also want justice for its community when ever any injustice happens. ANSU further
said that the Government led by Jarbom Gamlin is one of the weakest and incompetent
to deliver any kind of justice even as many incidence have been witnessed all over
the state. It has further condemned attack on Arunachal students in Karnataka and
appealed to the Education minister and AAPSU to play a crucial role to settle the
ongoing problem for safety and security of students.
It further appealed the Education minister to sanction some fund for the treatment
of injured students.
Orgs demands enquiry
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP)
expressing serious concern over prevailing law and order condition and political
unrest, society urged every community to maintain mutual trust and believe in peaceful
co-existence. IFCSAP also sought inquiry into October 11 incident and arrest of culprit
who killed an innocent person at IG Park.
It has deeply condoled the death of Heri Tai during the IG Park firing incident.
Society prayed to almighty to give strength to the bereaved family members to bear
such irreparable loss. While appreciating bereaved family members and All Heri Welfare
Association for maintaining restrain during such difficult time, society urged them
not to allow any ill-motivated party to take advantage of situation to create further
law and order problem.
All Nyishi Volunteer Youth Federation has demanded for setting up of high level enquiry
committee into October 11 violence incident in which one Heri Tai lost his life due
to alleged police firing. On that day many properties including vehicles were burned
down which badly affected life of ordinary citizens.
Federation stated that Nyishi always shared good relation with all the other tribes
and only few anti-social elements are trying to create division among tribal people.
They further urged everyone not to misuse the term Nyishi for political purpose only.
Felicitations by SES
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Sajolang (Miji) Elite Society (SES) has felicitated class X and
XII CBSE toppers among the Sajolang boys and Girls with a cash award of Rs.10000/-
each for XII and Rs. 7000/- for X, on the eve of central Chindang festival at Nafra
on Oct 15. The toppers were Jyoti Zongluju D/O Taching Zongluju in Humanity, Mekap
Miji D/O Solung Miji in science stream and Prem Machang Khonjuju S/O Longmai Machang
Khonjuju of Class X.
Sajolang Elite Society also felicitated the toppers of govt. higher secondary school
Bomdila with cash award Rs 10000/- for class XII and Rs.7000/- for Class X as announced
by Er.Aju Khonjuju, President Sajolang Elite Society at Annual school day celebration
2010 at Govt Higher Secondary School Bomdila.
Tenzin Dorjee Thongchi S/O Dr. R. N Thongchi and Meghajit Majumdar S/O B.K.Majumdar,
were felicitated for their performance in Class XII Class X respectively.
Deputy Commissioner, West Kameng Rinchin Tashi who was the Chief Guest of the central
Chindang Festival at Nafra presented the award to the toppers.
Forum rejects resignation demand
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Capital Complex Citizen Tribal Right Forum condemned the demand
of Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union for resignation of Chief Minister and
Home Minister on their alleged failure to tackle law and order situation. Pointing
out the Govt steps taken for improved law and order situation, the Forum said that
such demand before the completion of on-going investigation on Roing incident is
The Forum also criticized the APITU for calling the bandh call on Oct 11 when the
referendum rally was supposed to be held on that day by NCC which resulted in violence
incident. It appealed the Govt to take action against APITU leaders and also compensate
the family of late Heri Tai. The Forum also appealed the Govt to investigate the
Oct 11 incident and book the culprit and give exemplary punishment to him.
APWWS foundation day
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society Dumporijo Branch observed
its 10th foundation day on October 10 at Dumporijo.
APWWS Dumporijo Branch President Kagri Gee and General Secretary Yali Paksok encouraged
the women folk to contribute their energy for welfare of women and the society.
PR leaders unhappy with officer
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: A group of panchayat leaders of VI Tarasso circle has urged the
state chief secretary to take action against Tarasso circle officer for allegedly
not performing her duty regularly.
In a complaint letter addressed to the chief secretary, a group of panchayat and
public leaders including VI –Tarasso ASM chairperson alleged the CO of dereliction
of duty and not cooperating with the local PRI bodies for implementation of welfare
schemes. They further alleged that the CO also granted flood relief amount to non-resident
of Tarasso circle.
Orgs for peace
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) appealed
to the people of the state to maintain communal harmony and not to paint communal
colour on the present situation caused by few politically vested interest group.
The Hill Top Colony Welfare Committee (HTCWC) in its meeting held here yesterday
decided to maintain peace in the colony. If further said that no colony members or
outsiders will be allowed to create law and order problems within the colony during
the present political crisis.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Student Union
(APCYGTSU) has demanded the state Govt to immediately arrest the culprit involved
in Oct 11 police firing which resulted in the death of Late Heri Tai on Oct 12. Expressing
resentment in delay in arrest of the culprit involved, the Union held the state Govt
responsible for increasing criminal activities.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The Capital Complex Yachuli Area Welfare Association (CCYAWA) has
appealed to the chief secretary not to allot Govt quarters to other persons before
the retirement of present occupant. Such forceful allotment of Govt quarter in the
Capital before retirement of in-service person, particularly non tribal employees
created unhealthy practice. Govt quarter should be allotted to deserving applicants
after retirement of present occupants.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Bamang Taji and Kumar Tajo have been elected as president and general
secretary of the All Nyishi Youth Association in its election held on Oct 16. Altogether,
a total of 3502 voters turned up in the election held in Nyishi dominated districts.
The voters also elected Bengia Dawa and Toko Tara as vice presidents (admin) and
AVP sports meet
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: District Level Sports and games was conducted at ITBP ground at
Basar from 8th October to 9th October 2011 which organized by Arunachal Vikas Parishad.
80 athletes from Likabali, Liromoba, Tirbin, Gensi and Basar Kargu Gamgi took part
in the sports and games meet. The competition was held to select the athlete for
the state level competitions.
Boi Rumi, one of the senior citizen of Basar circle was the chief guest of the sports
and games meet.
Tobom Bam HDO Basar gave away the medals and certificates to winners of sports and
games competition at velidatory function.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Department of Hindi, Rajiv Gandhi University is organizing a two
days national seminar on the topic “Relevance of Nagarjun’s Literature” on October
20 and 21 at University.
HWS foundation day
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Heche Welfare Society, Dumporijo is celebrating its IX foundation
day cum general conference from October 22-25 at Dumporijo.
On the occasion, Football, Volley Ball, cultural and literary competition will be
Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi and Kara Welfare Society President Tabe Haider
have consented to attend the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Tadar Lugu and Hillang Nima were selected as chairman and vice
chairman of Kurung Kumey Collegian Coordination Committee (KKCCC) for the session
Popular lady dies
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Mechi Siram, W/O Late Siken Siram died at her Ganga village residence
today after a prologned illness. She was a popular person and was lovingly known
as Siram baidou by the people of Itanagar and as Ate by people of Ganga village.
Her mortal remains was laid to rest today at Ganga village.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex has condoled
the death of Pastor Nabam Dheram in a road accident on October 18 last. He was presently
working as Range Pastor under Parang Patoral Range, Sagalee.
He was soft a spoken person and his untimely demise is a great loss to the society,
LPWCCC said in a release.
The society, in a condolence meeting, observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect
to late Nabam and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: People of Pangin-Boleng circle has condoled the untimely death
of Kaling Taki, one of the well known artisans of Adi community who passed away on
6th October at Adithya Nursing Home, Dibrugarh. They termed his demise as great loss
for the society as a whole and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Nyishi Baptist Church Council deeply mourned the demise of Nabum
Deram, Pastor of Parang Range who died in a tragic road accident here at Itanagar
He is survived by his wife and four children.
NBCC prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and organized a special prayed
for the bereaved family member.
CoSAAP thank govt
ITANAGAR: Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) expressed
their gratitude to Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and Finance Minister Kaliko Pul for
releasing 7% Dearness Allowances to state government employees in spite of poor financial
position of the state.
They further expressed hope for early release of Bonus for the year 2011-12 and appealed
all the state government employees to discharge their duties with more vigor and
It’s just to share few of my feelings with the brothers and sisters of my beautiful
state called Arunachal Pradesh once known to be the one of the most peaceful states
in the northeast is now in turmoil and have seen violence and bandh cultures in recent
days. It’s no more a stable state.
The recent events that led to a chaos were due to lack of maturity of associations.
It seems like a story of a man who had been mortified by outsider and the man goes
back home and torture his own family members just because he was mortified by outsider.
Dignity is signified by the act of matured steps.
In my own opinion all the events are just a politically enhanced gamble where the
innocents are suffering.
So next time before we go for any act that can disturb the peace, harmony, unity,
love and development of our state, think thousand times.
One has to realize whether we are involving in any fruitful activities or is just
a knight that dies while the kings and queens enjoy.
R. Riba, (on email)
A lesson to learn
Adding more worries to the people of Arunachal, who are already traumatized by the
recent chaos in the capital complex, an incident happened with some students of the
state pursuing bachelor of engineering in P.D.A. College, Gulbarga, a city located
at the northernmost part of Karnataka, on Oct 17. Eight Arunachalee students were
severely bruised without any valid reason. The incident took place within the college
campus, during the class hours, where they were physically assaulted by some hooligans
who are said to be local students of the same college. When enquired, the assault
was found to be a consequence of a row between an Arunachalee and a local student,
as the later was trying to get something stealthily from the formers room, a night
before the fateful day. The matter was informed to the hostel warden and the head
of the department, but so far no action has been meted out to the hooligans for carrying
out such a grievous bodily harm to the innocents. To make the matter worse, even
the police did not intervene and punish the culprits; rather they are clinging on
compromising both the parties. If the necessary steps are not taken by the concerned
authority, either by the college or the law keepers, I perceive that similar or even
worse situation may take place in the future. So I urge the concerned department
of our state to shoulder the case and find an amicable solution. It will be better
if the medical expenses are compensated, if not fully, at least to some extent, after
assessing the details of the injured.
At last! The penultimate question arises here is why there is no any engineering
or medical colleges in our state when they are flourishing in other states? It’s
a shame for the education department in particular and the state as a whole. Therefore
I earnestly request my fellow Arunachalees to raise voice for such a noble cause.
But I can’t stop complaining!
During my school days our social science teacher taught us about the Indus valley
civilization and ruins of Mohenjo daro. I was made aware that the civilization was
very well set with proper civic amenities and utilities; there used to have proper
water supply, irrigation cannels, drainages. The civilization has left a legacy
and even after thousands of years its glory persists.
A few days back I happened to go to Guwahati as a relative of mine was referred from
RKM hospital for further treatment. I had come to Guwahati after five years 4 months
precise. It was really astonishing and my jaws hung low while I struggled to find
the location of the hospital. I used to be quite familiar with the city 5 years back
but now the city had changed. Fly-overs over all the junctions of the well maintained
city roads. There was a complete change in all sorts of facts about the Guwahati
city. It was quite embarrassing as I entered the Banderdewa – Itanagar road after
a long comfortable drive. The distance from Banderdewa check gate to Itanagar seemed
never ending. I could feel how far Itanagar is from Guwahati.
I feel that something is really wrong with this state, our land of rising sun, but
where the sun never shines. If you allow me, I would like to share some things that
I go through daily if you think nothing’s wrong. I get up in the morning; find the
water tank empty because the water pipelines have dried. I somehow manage some water
and try to make myself look fresh with that little water. I look and feel dull because
I could not sleep well since there was no electricity the previous night and the
heat of July kept me awake. I wonder how come there is no sufficient water in the
capital of Arunachal Pradesh when there are so many perennial streams filled with
fresh and clean water and only a very little populace to feed.
Then I ask my wife or maid for tea and breakfast in the morning. They report that
the LPG cylinders are about to exhaust and there will be no gas to cook lunch. I
am quite sure that you might all have experienced how torturing it is to get LPG.
I know some small non tribal kids getting employed due to the gas shortage. Job is
simple, stand in the queue for 5 hours at stretch and get paid Rs. 50.
Anyways then, I pick up the Newspaper, I find another member of some militant organization
caught, somebody killed someone, bandh call, Price hike of diesel and petrol again.
A very bad way of starting a day indeed, hearing all sorts of bad news but yes, but
it is normal because it is all the same daily and I am used to it. I am told by a
journalist that usually bad news sells more than the good ones. Thanks to the last
page usually and always showing big dreams after getting up from my bed; bumper bumper
bumper housie which I think is the only pleasing thing that happens in the morning
and that makes us cheerful and fills with some hope that AAL iz Well, at least for
some minutes. I sometimes feel that the News Papers in Arunachal should name the
last page as the bumper page itself and name a column “Bandh calls classified”.
Oh! I remember, my car’s fuel gauge showed Red in the evening. I have this good habit
to keep my little savings in the bank only because in Itanagar you never know when
the bad guys will check-in. Today I need some money to refill my cars fuel tank again,
second time this month. I need little more money since the fuel prices have hiked.
ATMs, I am told it is “automatic teller machine” but I feel it more like “Automated
Torturing Machine”. This ATM and that ATM, working? Not working? Very often my car’s
fuel and my reserve Pocket Money gets dried up while chasing these ATMs. Now, I know
the trick how to make the things that are made for people’s convenience inconvenient
Where I was? Yes! Newspapers!
Then I dress up for office and try to make myself very fresh and dashing, put on
extra deo and perfume as I could not bath because of insufficient water supply. I
know most of you have a/c in your car, but I move on without the a/c on, because
I know that the fuel prices have hiked. It becomes intolerably hot in summer as I
slowly try to wade through the traffic and find ways within the road escaping the
potholes. But my determination does not budge a bit and I don’t put on my cars a/c
because I know that it can burn a hole in my pocket and the month’s budget also gets
disturbed. Thanks to roads of the capital complex that provides such a good workout
for our ever busy common man by relaxing the extra cost of sauna belts and workout
machines. If I were a Doctor I would have advised the people with high Blood Pressure
not to drive on capital roads, it may be last the last drive.
You might be thinking that I am complaining too much, and expressions herein are
quite exaggerated. Yes, I am exaggerating because I know whatever I am writing is
nothing but an outburst and for some this is too long and half of the readers would
not reach this word. I need to stop here, yes I have to. But I can’t stop complaining.
Naharlagun, (on email)
'Candle light march at Daporijo' was really inspirational. I hope Chang trust and
BSG will organize such activities in near future which is inspirational for student
and public. I request Upper Subansiri based student unions to wake up from thier
deep slumber. Your mother Daporijo is weeping.
Ziro, (on email)
Arunachal and discrimination
I'm really sorry to know that our Arunachalee students were attacked by the local
people in Karnataka. I, as an Arunachalee student can understand the discrimination
happening in the college. We are being discriminated not only by the students but
by the lecturers as well. Some lecturers use abusive words with the northeast students.
I had had an argument in the class with the students and lecturer when one of the
local girls declared A.P to be a part of China. But then every individual has some
physical and intellectual limitations.
Let’s join hands dear Arunachalee students. We have our own rights to fight against
the discrimination. Let’s do it so that this kind of incident may not occur in the
future. Only if we could end the discrimination and domination from others, we can
study anywhere without any disturbance.
Elvin Yobin, Bangalore
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