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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 resource management.

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 immediate effect.

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 river.

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 Mukto area.

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.


JT dies

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 teacher.

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 soul.


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 base programme.

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.


Healing crusade

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.


Census training

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 November 25.


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.


Martyrs Day

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 condition.


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.


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For God sees everything

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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 the article.

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.


Shoney Pertin


Mebo Area Bachao Committee



Atleast let us know

Dear Editor,

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.


A candidate



Advani is a flag-bearer of Hindi brigade

Dear Editor,

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.


Ngurang Ajo




From rhetoric to reality

Dear Editor,

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 Kannadiga.

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?


Kajal Chatterjee

(on email)



FCI and Arunachalee employees

Dear Editor,

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.

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