Governor suggest deployment of more forces along Myanmar border
Defence Secy visits Tawang
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Outlining the overall security scenario of the State to a visiting
delegation from Defence Ministry, the Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh emphasized
on deployment of more battalions of para-military forces along the Myanmar international
border to counter infiltration.
He said this to a delegation led by Union Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma who
called on him today at Raj Bhavan.
General security scenario of the State, air and road communication, rising of additional
battalions of Arunachal scouts, Rajya and Zilla Sainik Welfare Boards were discussed
in length in the meeting.
Underscoring the importance of air connectivity in the State for tourism and communication,
Gen Singh asked the Defence Secretary to take up the upgradation of subsidiary airports
on top priority.
The Governor rued the slow progress and quality of Border Road Organization’s works
in the State. He stressed that the BRO needs to be equipped with sufficient men,
machinery and maintenance fund. He also referred the re-opening of Miao-Vijaynagar
road, which is a Raj Bhavan initiative.
Reiterating State Government’s request for additional three battalions of Arunachal
Scouts the Governor called for a training center also. He appreciated the Ministry
of Defence for height relaxation for Tirap and Changlang residents in the recruitment
process of 1st Battalion of Arunachal Scouts.
With an aim to provide some business opportunities to the indigenous community, the
Governor asked the senior Army officers, who were present in the meeting to source
their vegetables and fruit supply for Army units in Arunachal Pradesh from the local
produce of the State. This good gesture will further strengthen the Civil-Defence
relations, he added.
The former Chief of Indian Army stated that he has taken several steps to operationalize
the defunct Rajya and Zilla Sainik Welfare Boards in Arunachal Pradesh. Due to these
efforts, information regarding various welfare schemes available for the ex-servicemen
has been disseminated through the District Administration as a result of which there
has been a sharp increase in the number of applications received by the department
for benefits under various existing schemes. He had presided over the meetings of
the Rajya Sainik Welfare Boards and has been meeting the ex-servicemen regularly,
including Veer Naris along with State First Lady. It may also be recalled that a
mega rally was held at Itanagar on 4th December 2010.
Having seen and faith in the sporting potential of the Arunachalees, the Governor
also asked Defence Secretary to expedite the process of setting up of the National
Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in the State.
Border Roads Development Board Secretary Subhash Sharma, Joint Secretary (Ground/Air)
Subhash Chandra, Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Bikram Singh, Director General Border
Roads Lt. Gen. S. Ravi Shankar, 4 Corps GOC Lt. Gen Shakti Gurung, Eastern Air Command
Senior Officer Administration Air Vice Marshal K.S. Gill and Secretary to Governor
Ankur Garg were present at the meeting.
Defence Secretary accompanied by GOC-in-C Army Eastern Command Lt. Gen Bikram Singh,
DGBR Lt Gen S.Ravi Shankar, Secretary BRDR Dr Subhash Sharma and JS (G) Subhash Chandra
visited Tawang this morning to review the security and infrastructure development
in the area. The team visited the War Memorial at 190 Mtn Bde and paid homage to
the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the 1962 war.
The DC Tawang Kemo Lollen apprised the team about the problems faced by the people
of Tawang because of the deplorable condition of the road as it is the life link
for the people of Tawang. He explained that the delay of the road construction is
due poor deployment of manpower and adequate tools and plant. He also urged the DGBR,
and JS (G),Secretary BRDR to increase the manpower for expediting the BCT road construction
. The Defence Secretary requested them to resolve and expedite the issues with regard
to land and forest , which would be of immense help to the people of Tawang in particular
and the Nation as a whole.
The DCC Working President Tsering Tashi and BCC President Pema Nawang also briefed
the team about the current problems on road communication faced by the public of
Tawang. Later Tsering Tashi also presented a memorandum to the Defence Secretary
and Director General Border Roads mentioning about the widening of road from Balipara
via Charduar to Tawang. The Defence Secretary along with his team members assured
them about the matter to be discussed at the higher level, reports DIPRO Tawang.
The Defence Secretary also visited forward posts and interacted with the soldiers
at number of places. He also took stock of various infrastructure developments and
road construction projects.
CM to attend crucial national development council meet
Infrastructure Creation High on Agenda
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, who left for New
Delhi today to attend the 56th Meeting of the National Development Council, said
that the thrust of the deliberations at this crucial event would be on infrastructure
creation. “This particular edition of the NDC meeting is critical to Arunachal’s
future growth as the approach to the 12th Five Year Plan is on the main agenda. We
must present our State’s case very forcefully so that enhanced support from the Central
government continues to come in during the next Plan period.”
Gamlin said that the State’s vast geographical area contrasted with the sparsely
distributed population has created a situation where most Centrally Sponsored Scheme
guidelines do not allow for any work to be taken up as it is based entirely on population
density. “We have taken this up with the Planning Commission too on earlier occasions,
but this high profile event gives us a platform to voice our concerns once again”.
A high-profile team consisting of Finance and Planning Minister Kalikho Pul, Environment
and Forests Minister Setong Sena, Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, Principal Secretary
HK Paliwal, Planning Secretary Ankur Garg and Special Secretary and PPP Sonam Chombay
are accompanying the Chief Minister.
Sharing his views on the meeting, Pul said that considering Arunachal has a long
international border, the state is a highly geo-politically sensitive one and it
is for the Central government to invest both resources and commitment so that the
people of Arunachal too can have a self-reliant and prosperous life, without any
sense of alienation. E&F Minister Setong Sena expressed his concern that though a
vast majority of infrastructure projects have been in the pipeline, the process of
environmental clearances takes an inordinately long time. “While on the one hand
we do need to preserve our expansive forest cover, we must also see that development
projects are not held up as they cause huge cost and time overruns.”
The Chief Minister expressed his hope that with Dr. Manmohan Singh chairing the meeting,
the State’s peculiar circumstances would get due recognition since the Prime Minister
has always deeply understood the concerns and challenges that the people in our State
face. The team is expected to hold a series of post-meeting consultations and return
to the State capital on Sunday next.
Resource Management and Sustainable Development
PASIGHAT, Oct 21: Climate change has emerged as the greatest threat facing humankind
today, stated the Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok. He was attending a State Level
Seminar on ‘Resource Management and Sustainable Development’ organized at the lower
campus auditorium of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat.
The Chief Guest while referring the changing trend of biodiversity said it affects
almost all ecosystems, societies and economies. The long arm of climate change impacts
is likely to undermine various fundamental human rights and basic securities including
the right to life, food, safe water, health, home, land, properties, livelihoods,
employment and development, he added.
Tapok threw light on various ongoing government plans and schemes. He emphasized
the role of local communities in forest and biodiversity conservation. Advocating
for better human resource development and management, he said such seminar would
make aware the common masses about their responsibilities on biodiversity setting
good example for the future guardians of the nation. Citing examples of the many
developed countries the DC said that key of success were awareness and better human
Earlier the Guest of Honour Bittem Darang DFO while speaking about critically endangered
flora and fauna stated that the changing cropping pattern could be interlinked with
integrated farming systems to minimize pressure on forest and natural resources.
The college Principal Tayek Talom, Program Coordinator Dr. SN Jha and Dr. SK Sinha
also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Banggos demands scrapping of mega dam
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: At a meeting conducted at Pessing, West Siang District recently
to discuss about the 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Power Electric Project (LSHEP), several
organizations including Adi Baane Kebang has out rightly rejected it.
During the meeting the members under the aegis of Adi Bogum Bokang Kebang unanimously
passed and adopted a resolution to stand united and to oppose the proposal for construction
of 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Power Electric Project over River Siang. It was also
decided that Riew village Bogum Bokang Kebang resolution will stand as usual.
The house appealed to the state and union governments to immediately issue necessary
order for scraping of the 2700MW LSHEP for national safety and security and for welfare
of the Dam affected people of Siang basin and its tributaries. It also called upon
the Jaypee Arunachal to stop and evacuate all the activities related to LSHEP with
The joint meeting further decided that Dam affected people of Adi and Galo community
will actively involve and engage in anti Dam movement rigorously and fight tooth
and nail for scrapping of the LSHEP in particular and other Mega hydro project in
the Siang River and its tributaries in general to preserve the heritage of the Siang
The resolution of the Kebang further assured to provide full supports and protection
to the leaders Adi and Galo peoples for their any role and actions in the ongoing
Anti Dam Movement. The resolution further stated that it has unanimously resolved
to dissolve any self proposed Jaypee sponsored pro Dam organization. Adi Bogum Bokang
Kebang, Adi Baane Kebang, Adi Students Union, Dam effected forum of Sirit Banggo,
Siyom Banggo, Magong Banggo, Begging Banggo, Dogong Banggo, Nugong Banggo, Yobu Banggo,
Kamba Area, Pushi Banggo, PAYWA, Nyiko Banggo, Rotgong Banggo, Bogong Banggo, Legong
Banggo, Monggu Padam Banggo attended the meeting.
Invoke Governor’s rule in state: BJP
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh in its two
days executive body meeting adopted a political resolution demanding invocation of
Article 356 (1) with Governor’s rule till normalcy returns in the state. The political
resolution was moved by the former State BJP President and leader of BLP, Tamiyo
Taga (MLA) and the party’s highest decision making forum in its meeting which concluded
today approved the resolution unanimously.
The state executives of the party had its thread bare discussions over the prevailing
political situations in the state for the last five months while a group of ruling
MLAs were camping in New Delhi which affected developmental works. Blaming the AICC
for not taking care of the suffering people of the state, the party observed that
Congress High Common is not in a position of directing them to go back to the state.
Moreover, the party said, frequent bandh calls in the state capital one after
another which did not spare even Press and Medical vans led to state of panic, fear,
insecurity and lawlessness and loss of life besides threats on life and property
of the people. There is no government for people, the sate party executive said
and condemned the very attitude of the Congress high command and the ruling Congress.
The party demanded immediate deployment of central Para-military forces in the state
capital townships. It blamed the ruling Congress for the present state of affairs
of the state.
While adopting an organizational resolution, the BJP’s executive body approved the
resolution for a separate BJP district unit for Longding district with immediate
effect. Holai Wangsa (ZPM) State BJP Secretary has been given additional charge as
the new District President in addition to his present assignment till a district
committee constituted. With this, the state BJP has 18 organizational district units
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Earlier, General Secretary-in-Charge of Organization, Tai Tagak highlighted the
needs of strengthening party’ booth Level Committees and Mandal Units including the
youth and women wings and called upon the district units to gear up for the same.
The visit of senor party leader L K Advani in the state at the difficult times has
enhanced the morale of the people of the state, he said.
The State BJP president, Dr. Tangor Tapak reminding the importance of October 20
& 21, has called upon the party cadres to work hard and unitedly in building a strong
and organized B.J.P in the State.
Former Lok Sabha MP and BJP National General Secretary, Tapir Gao has called upon
the party cadres to work in team spirit above the personal matters. The frequent
infightings in the ruling Congress needs be understood by the people. Communalization
and criminalization of the state politics has become major concern for all especially
the local elites, he said. It is high time people should come forward to defend
the society and its erosions, Gao added.
Former State BJP President and Dy Leader, BLP, Tapen Siga (MLA) and State general
Secretary, Dominic Tadar also spoke on the occasion.
Training cum workshop on census in Jang
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The block level training of enumerators and supervisors of Jang
sub-division was conducted successfully at Jang and Mukto. The training assumes all
the more importance as Jang sub-division commands a vast area with almost all the
villages is on international border stretching from China to Bhutan border.
The two day training for Jang Thingbu block was conducted at indoor stadium Jang
on 18-19 October. ADC Duly Kamduk Jang spoke at length about the importance of SECC
2011 and sought help from all corner in bringing out a clean and error free census.
The trainees would conduct house to house enumeration during the month of November
2011 for 41 enumeration blocks. In total 23 enumerators, 6 supervisors, 3 charge
officers and PRI leaders attended the training.
Earlier on 13-14 October, the block level training cum workshop for Mukto Bongkhar
block was conducted at conference hall of CO’s office Mukto. The training was attended
by 13 enumerators, 5 supervisors and PRI leaders from 37 enumeration blocks under
Lobsang Tsetan, Block SECC Officer, Mukto outlined the schedule of SECC 2011 and
dealt at length on its significance in govt. policy formulations at later stages.
H C Kalita, Junior Teacher was the master trainer on both the occasions.
FIR against PWD Lumla
Tawang, Oct 21: An FIR against PWD Lumla has been lodged for alleged negligence after
a man lost his life following an accident.
On 17th Oct, Sonam Gyatso (31) a driver of Tawang District Hospital met with accident
at the Diversion point to uphill Medical Road of Lumla. Sonam who suffered severe
injury died on 18th Oct while on way to hospital at Guwahati for further treatment.
The damaged road has neither been sealed nor was there a warning board placed to
ensure safety of commuters.
There are reports that several escaped with minor injuries in past few months and
several complaints were lodged with the department for rectification of the road.
A family member of the deceased – Tsering Drema said, “We want the law to put those
responsible behind bars so that in future they do their job sincerely and that no
other family would have to suffer such avoidable loss”.
So far nobody has been arrested in spite of the acceptance of negligence by the department
in front of few PRI leaders, OC Lumla and ADC Lumla, said Phurpa Lham along with
group of women who are seeking justice.
The busy road connecting Tawang Township via 190 Brigade / the tri-junction that
connects the route to Bomdila, Assam and all the villages of Tawang is on the verge
of collapse and needs urgent repair.
Sonam Gyatso perhaps could have been saved if only the repeated complain to the PWD
had not fallen on deaf ears. What also played a crucial role in depriving him of
vital medical care was the fact that the BRO road from Tawang to Tezpur takes backbreaking
14 hours because of bad road conditions.
RGU inter faculty meet -2011
RONOHILLS, Oct 21: The inaugural function of inter faculty meet -2011 of the Rajiv
Gandhi University was held today at its premises.
Chief Guest, RGU vice chancellor incharge Professor Tamo Mibang while underscoring
the importance of games and sports in one’s life said extra curriculum activities
promotes unity and harmony among the students. Students should participate in various
activities besides regular studies, which would also help them for their personality
development, he said adding RGU is progressing in almost every field and very soon
the central university will become a center of attraction for the outsiders.
Vice chairman of the Arunachal Pradesh Khadi Village & Industries Board, Bado Singhi
while appealing the sportspersons to maintain spirit of sport said the government
is spending lots of amount in sports field considering that sports and games are
the vital part of our life.
Colourful cultural programme was performed by the students on the occasion.
GUSU president Tao Abo and general secretary Yarme Singhi also spoke on the occasion.
Various sports activities including indoor games are being held during the meet.
(RGU mass Com Students)
‘Golden Mahseer’ seeds released in Mehao Lake
ROING, Oct 21: The Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (Indian Council of
Agricultural Research), Bhimtal has released 2000 numbers of Golden Mahseer in the
“Mehao Lake” near Roing on October 14.
The fish seed were released in the lake by Dr Boni Amin Laskar (recipient of Rufford
small grants foundation, London) accompanied by local officials Sibili Linggi, school
teacher and Ogo Mena, staff from government fish seed farm, Iduli.
The lake is 3 hours trek from Roing on top of the hill at 1600 meters altitude.
Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora) an indigenous fish species is regarded as the most
sought after fish by the hobbyist anglers and tourists. The population of the fish
species has been declining in the natural distribution areas.
Considering the rapid trend of declination of this fish species, the government of
Arunachal Pradesh has declared this fish species as the 'State Fish'.
On the backdrop of need of conservation approach for this species and other Mahseer,
the Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (ICAR), Bhimtal carried out a feasibility
study from 2003 to 2010 for development of Mahseer fishery for Mehao Lake.
Under the study, the trial introduction of Chocolate Mahseer (Neolissochilus hexagonolepis)
resulted in successful rehabilitation of the species as it was found to have established
expanding population in the lake through natural reproduction.
On receiving successful result of rehabilitation of Chocolate Mahseer, the rehabilitation
of Golden Mahseer in the same lake was approved by the DCFR (ICAR) after the provocation
from the recipient of the Rufford Small Grants Foundation, London.
Under the programme, a total of 3000 numbers of seed of Golden Mahseer were provided
by the DCFR through air courier from Delhi to Dibrugarh on 12th October, 2011 to
be released in Mehao Lake.
The rehabilitation of Golden Mahseer was accomplished in Sally Lake also, situated
3 km far from Roing on 18th October with the help of DFDO, Roing, and with the endorsement
of Deputy Commissioner, Roing.
The release of seeds was accomplished with assistance from the Project Co-ordinator
KVK Roing, DFO Wild Life Roing, Fishery Officer Roing, Subject Matter Specialist
of KVK Roing and Fishery Officer Anini.
3rd District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The 3rd District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting was held today
at Yupia under the chairmanship of Pige Ligu, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman, DLMC
to review the progress of the works implemented under SPA, ACA, NLCPR, RIDF, MsDP
etc. for the year 2008-09 to 2011-12.
The District Planning Officer, Yupia M. Karga informed the house that as per Govt.
directives the DLMC meeting is to be convened quarterly to know the actual progress
of the works implemented under various programmes on regular basis.
All the executing departments presented status report of the works executed by them.
The Deputy Commissioner insisted on all executing departments to maintain speedy
implementation of works and complete the projects on time. He requested all line
departments to ensure that the detailed status report along with visual aid may be
presented during next review meeting likely to be convened in the month of December’2011
which would include all flag-ship programmes.
It was also suggested by some of the executing departments that a work whose execution
was initiated by one department and later on switched-over to another department
, a proper handing and taking over of the charges should be maintained as per norms,
so as to avoid further complicacy in future.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) and staff and students of
Government Middle School, Borum deeply mourns the sudden demise of Tayek Ketan who
died at Guwahati yesterday.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter and was a sincere and dedicated
Late Tayek joined the education department in 1989 and was working as junior teacher
at Government Middle School, Borum.
The ATA members, staff and students prayed almighty God to enough strength and courage
to the family members and for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Papum Pare district deputy director of school education along with his staff have
also deeply mourned the untimely demise of Tayek Ketan.
The staff observed two minute silence and prayed for eternal peace of the departed
36 hrs Shutter down
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) has decided carry out
36 hrs shutters down strike from October 26 in its jurisdiction.
The shutter down is being called by the association against inaction of the district
administration and the state government regarding attack on Hotel Mount Cafe, Ganga
and IMWA Office at Ganga, Itanagar.
It alleged that despite repeated appeal to district administration and the state
government, the concerned authority could not arrest the culprit involved in the
act till today.
Fertility camp for farmers
TEZU, Oct. 21: The department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Tezu organized
a day long fertility camp for cattle & Buffalo Breeding under central sponsored Scheme
– National Project at veterinary complex, Tezu yesterday. 30 interested farmers from
Tezu- Sunpura Circle participated in the training.
Inaugurating the fertility camp Dr. H. Tama, DVO Tezu emphasized on the importance
of Artificial Insemination to upgrade the Local Stocks of Cattle and Buffalo for
better progeny and high Milk Production. He also stressed upon the full cooperation
from the farmers to make the programme successful.
Dr. C. Mahapatra, SVO (Block) in his speech described in brief the importance of
fertility camp in relation to Animal production in the area for up lifting socio-
economic condition. He asks the farmers to take full advantage of this- people need
Dr. Preety Joseph Gogoi, SVO, Tezu & Dr. Sakuntala Gogoi, SVO, Bullock rearing centre
Tezu imparted the training programme as resource persons. The Assistant Veterinarians
& Stockmen also took part in the training Programme.
Contractor demands clearance of bills
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association Papum Pare District
Unit demanded the state government particularly PWD and UD Minister to release the
pending bills of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Scheme and other
pending bills within this month.
It claimed that the works has been completed by the contractors as per the stipulated
time. But till today the concerned authority could not clear the bills.
It also appealed to the PWD and UD Minister to direct the concerned authority to
prepare the bills and release the same immediately and threatened to launch movement
against government if their demand is not fulfill.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church, Area-I Sub Council
is conducting healing crusade cum festival of life at Sagalee from November 11-13.
Dr Joarm Dol and Dr. Imcha Yanger would attend the programme as speakers.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: A training programme on socio economic and caste census was conducted
at Sagalee on October 18.
Altogether, eight enumerators and one supervisor attended the programme.
Meanwhile, ADC directed to all the enumerators and supervisor to complete within
APGYWA for full-fledged tender
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: All Pipu Gyawepurang Youth Welfare Association (APGYWA) has appealed
to the authorities concerned, especially the local MLA and head of department, to
invite full-fledged tender instead of partial by maintaining all tendering norms
and guidelines, without nepotism and favoritism for construction of road from Pachi
camp to Rigom village under NLCPR scheme.
ANVYF demands arrest of NES president
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Holding Nyishi Elite Society (NES) president Bengia Tolum responsible
for the unprecedented October 11 incidents in the state Capital, All Nyishi Volunteer
Youth Federation (ANVYF) has demanded the Home Minister to arrest the NES president
immediately under appropriate section of the law.
Beside death of a youth in firing incident the day was marred by violent activities
like burning of cars, two wheelers and stone pelting.
It alleged that the bandh was sponsored by NES in correlation with Arunachal Pradesh
Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU).
“We also demand Tolum’s immediate resignation from the post of NES president for
his alleged involvement in political activities for personal score and creating division
among Nyishi community,” it added.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Youngstar United Federation (AAYUF) has appealed to the
police and para military forces deployed in capital complex to treat all equally
while maintaining law and order situation.
Alleging that the district authority, state police force and para military forces
are favouring a particular group and working with dictation of the State Chief Minister,
AAYUF urged them to discharge their duty without any fear and favour.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Police Martyrs Day was observed at Police Training Centre Banderdewa
led by Kanwaljit Deol, DGP, Arunachal Pradesh wherein the Arunachal Pradesh Police
paid tribute at the Martyrs Memorial at PTC.
S.B.K Singh, IPS, IGP (Admn), Tashi Lama, IGP (L & O) and All DIGs and SP of Arunachal
Pradesh and other senior police officers as well as officers from ITPB/CREF also
were present in the Martyrs Day celebration.
It is worthwhile to mention that on 21st October, 1959 10 CRPF personnel went down
fighting with marauding Chiness Army at Hot Spring in Ladak and since then 21st October
is celebrated as Police ‘Martyrs Day' in memory of those police personnel who had
life while on duty.
Despite being a peace time, a total 637 personnel were killed during the year 2010-11
in all over India. It is worth mentioning that the Police casualty is increasing
throughout the country due manifold increase in militancy and insurgency in all over
the country said Public Information Officer, Robin Hibu.
Fix date of public hearing, demands LOU
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The land owners and people affected directly by Lower Siang Hydel
Project of three Siang valley districts under the banner of Land Owners Union (LOU)
have strongly urged the Government to re-fix the next date of public hearing immediately.
While welcoming the Hydel project in the present proposed location, the Union said
that postponement of the public hearing has delayed people’s opinions and other grievances
to be expressed in front of the actual authority at the right time.
“We do not understand as to why the public hearing was postponed. To speak of the
over all situation in the Siang valley, it was quite peaceful excepting a negligible
outcry against the project by a handful of people with vested interest,” it claimed.
Mass prayer for peace and harmony
ITANAGAR: Nyishi Baptist Church Council conducted mass prayer fasting for maintaining
peace and harmony at NBCC Prayer Centre yesterday.
The prayer warriors prayed to all political leaders, bureaucrats, student leaders,
NGOs and other pressure group leaders to take right decision for maintaining peace
and harmony in the state.
They also conducted special prayer for the bereaved family members of late Pastor
Nabum Deram and Heri Tai respectively.
AUSDSU for improved education scenario
ITANAGAR: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) has appealed to the
concerned authorities to improve the deteriorating education scenario of the district.
The union said that it has conducted circle-wise education tour in interior places
recently and found maximum teachers absent from the schools. The union urged all
the absentee teachers to perform their duty sincerely and also appealed the administration
to take action against such absentee teachers. It particularly appealed to the administration
to look into the problems of Kodak Higher Secondary school, which is laying in dilapidated
APWWS hails Yana’s achievement
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has lauded the achievement
of weightlifter Tarh (Takio) Yana at the recently concluded Commonwealth Weigh-tlifting
Championship held at Cape Town, South Africa. She won 3 silver in her category.
Society said that her achievement is testimony to the fact that given a chance, girls
can excel in their chosen field.
Its President Gumri Ringu said Yana’s achievement is praiseworthy given the fact
that she hails from remote Kurung Kumey where the girl children have abysmal records
in every sphere.
The society further hoped that other girls would take a que fro Yana’s achievement
and excel in their chosen field.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Talo Gusar and Tapi Gusar have been selected as president and general
secretary of Gusar Youth Welfare Society for a period of three years in its general
conference cum meeting held at Daporijo recently.
The meeting further decides to work for the development of the society, educational
development and fight against social evils, HIV/AIDS.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Panggi Welfare Society mourned the untimely demise of Ajami Tarang
who died at Itanagar yesterday.
She was a student of 4th year BHMS at Homeopathic College, Itanagar.
The members of the society observed two minute silence and prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul and to bestow strength the bereaved family members to
bear the irreparable loss.
For God sees everything
I would like to extend my support to Mr. Dominic’s letter published on 18th Oct,
regarding 11th Oct incident in the Capital Complex. It is rightly said that we being
peacemakers should not be like a trouble maker, instead guide others on the way of
truth and the life.
I was surprise to see that few members from my own local Baptist Church were actively
participating in throwing stones at their own brothers who were standing in the opposite
side. At my first sight I could not believe it. They were the ones who attend church
every Sunday, worshiping and praying for healing, prosperity and peace. Their behavior
was like an Anti-Christ shouting for more stones as if they would receive a Big Reward
for that. These modern Pharisees have two faces within one body; holy person inside
the Church and a sinner outside the church, like a Chameleon changing its colour
as per the environment. They are the modern Pharisees, the hypocrites.
Tomorrow, you may forget about the mistakes you made today but remember that its
scar will remain as long as you live in this world.
I would like to request all the senior leaders of Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF),
Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) and Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church
Council (APCRCC) to look into this matter seriously. Also, request all the Pastors
of the respective churches to give them strong counseling classes, so that their
l sickness may be healed as soon as possible. The Bible reminds us “whatsoever a
man soweth, that he shall also reap.” On Judgment day, everyone will be rewarded
according to his/her deeds for God sees everything.
Api (on email)
Face the might of Corporate World united
Apropos, the article "Kebang versus Development', in the Readers Forum, published
on Oct 18, I would like to place before our interested readers few facts which seems
are being distorted by few anti-social elements.
At the very outset, I would like to beg pardon from the general readers for my lack
of words to define the people, anti-social elements, who are more interested in curving
out a wedge within the society with an intention to divide the Adis on the dictate
of few vested people within and outside our state Arunachal Pradesh.
The article is directly an insult to the Adi people and its culture. It is to be
clarified that the meeting as stated seems not to have been conducted in the name
of Bogum Bokang Kebang. In no banner or poster, informing the Pessing meeting was
the words 'Bogum Bokang Kebang' used or printed. However, as per the tradition and
culture, the meeting is to be considered certainly to be a Bogum Bokang Kebang because
of the participation of almost all the Banggos of Siang Valley. Questioning the credibility
of the said Kebang is akin to questioning the tradition and culture of Adis.
As regard to the Adi Bane Kebang, the President of the ABK himself was present in
the meeting and had accepted the need of the Bogum Bokang Kebang. In times of dire
circumstances like the one which the whole of Adis are undergoing with sleepless
nights today, that was the reason for the President, Adi Bane Kebang to declare that
the Adi Bane Kebang shall lead the movement against 'No Dam on Siang River' from
that day onwards. As for the involvement of the public servants, who attended the
Kebang, it is to be clearly understood that all of them comes under Project Affected
Peoples. Therefore, questioning their presence in the meeting is illogical. The kebang
was not organized just to oppose, but to totally oppose any kind of Dams on River
Siang. With regard to developmental issues propagated by the Dam proponents, it seems
that you are a novice with no knowledge of dam and its ill-effects till date. Before
criticizing the whole Adis, you are to understand properly the meaning of the off-repeated
saying 'little knowledge is very dangerous'.
The writer and readers should clearly understand the message sent by the Dam Proponents
through this unscrupulous people that Jaypee Arunachal Power Limited would be financing
the rise of anti-social elements in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the future.
We appeal to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to take note of the statement and
take dire action against these anti-national people. Will the government of Arunachal
Pradesh still rely on Jaypee Arunachal Power Limited shall be a big question to be
answered by the Government.
The writers have hinted outbreak of communal conflicts within the sub-tribes of the
Adis. He should know that we are not fools. We know on whose behest is he wrote
No one should teach the Adis who should be invited in Kebang and who should not be.
Those who were not allowed to deliver speech at Pessing Kebang should never ever
consider themselves Adis, again.
Last but not the least, we appeal to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh to stand
united to face the might of Corporate World. Let us live together and die together.
Mebo Area Bachao Committee
Atleast let us know
I would like to ask and remind the UD department about the result of surveyor and
PA which was conducted 3-4 months back. Are not they are going to announce the result
or was it just for namesake. Please do let us know who are the candidates that got
selected. Are they some MLA, Minister or Officer's relative or some rich bureaucrats?
It’s our humble request to all the department not to play with our emotions and passions.
We apply for jobs not just to show our documents and degrees.
I request the department of UD to announce the result as soon as possible, even if
I don’t get selected I want to know who are the candidate who got selected. And also
it is my humble request to the department to at least fix and repair their Office
phone number so that we can contact them.
Advani is a flag-bearer of Hindi brigade
Who has given the right to this old man from the saffron party called LK Advani to
impose his ideologies on the gullible public of Arunachal Pradesh? The BJP is a party
with the sole ideology of Hindu-ising and Hindi-ising tribals of Arunachal. He must
be very happy that everything Indian found so easy way into this land, thereby shattering
the languages of the native population.
Advani, an advocate of Hindi calls it loyalty of Arunachalis. But Tamils donot speak
Hindi, but Tamil and English for the rest of the peoples. Will the old man call them
anti-nationals? Advani is a flag-bearer of Hindi brigade. He may be happy his scheme
succeeded in the tribal land. But the world laughs at us, including South Indians.
We have already lost everything except the traditional tribal jackets some of us
wear during festivals.
From rhetoric to reality
Elvin Yobin, in his letter titled "Arunachal and discrimination"( 20 October), has
asked the students of Arunachal Pradesh, studying in different parts of India, to
remain united so as to prevent attacks against the community as has been witnessed
in Karnataka recently. Though the proposal of Yobin is definitely welcome, but perhaps
such step is not enough. When Indian students were being attacked in Australia, the
Union Government immediately contacted its Aussie counterpart and angrily voiced
its concern. Similarly it is the duty of Arunachal Pradesh Government to protest
the barbaric incident and sternly ask its Karnataka counterpart to provide adequate
protection to the Arunachal students. Also the AP Government should bring this incident
to the notice of the Indian Government and ask the authorities to promote the statement
of "India is for Indians" from rhetoric to reality.
Australia may have seen few attacks against the Indian students, but that "alien"
nation was ensured that the criminals be promptly brought to book. In the same vein,
it is sincerely hoped that the Karnataka authorities would also ensure justice to
the assaulted Arunachal students, who are not only very much an integral part of
this nation only, but whose right over Karnataka is not a bit less than an ethnic
Lastly, before accusing Australians of promoting racism, the Indians of so-called
mainland should learn the basic tenets of nationalism and humanity. By which democratic
or moral right can they dare to taunt, abuse or assault the people/students hailing
from the North-Eastern India?
FCI and Arunachalee employees
After prolonged perusal by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh the regional office of the
Food Corporation was finally established at Itanagar in 2009. The FCI authority then
announced that 150 + posts would be created for employment of local Arunachlees.
Accordingly as per advertisement No.DFCS/Esst/EE-133/08 dated Naharlagun the 31st
August 2010, more than 100 posts of various categories were advertised for deputation/contractual/temporary
basis for bonafied Arunachalees. As such many Arunachalee candidates applied for
the positions. But the present Authority of FCI, Itanagar , filled all those vacant
posts from candidates of Assam ; which otherwise were meant for Arunachalees. If
one visit the FCI office at Itanagar , there are 90% employees from outsiders.
When we do not get employment avenues in our state, than where shall we go? Hence,
I fervently appeal GoAP , FCI consultative committee & AAPSU to intervene in the
matter and ensure that along with outsiders local should also get employment opportunities
Sanko Tak, (on email)
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Himalayan region: best place to produce solar energy
So far, hot and sunny regions, such as North Africa have been hailed as the best
for large-scale solar energy production. But a study has found that key areas for
solar energy production through photovoltaic (PV) panels are in the coldest regions
in the world, including Antarctica. According to the study the freezing heights of
the Himalaya region in South Asia, and the highest mountains in the Andes in South
America, are two of the best places to produce solar energy.
These areas have a lot of sunshine — and therefore a high amount of solar irradiation
— and low temperatures help improve solar panel performance.
Just four per cent of the area with the highest potential in the Himalayas, or around
120,000 square kilometres, could power the entirety of China, based on 2007 electricity
consumption data, the study says.
Experts feel that as the price of photovoltaic has been decreasing and its efficiency
increasing very rapidly, it could be a promising technology for the future. It could
also provide electricity to India, as well as contribute to the mitigation of climate
change by reducing CO2 emissions in the two growing economies. The results could
also prove a good incentive for small-scale solar electrification of remote, rural
areas, they feel.