ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Galo Students’ Union (GSU), West Siang District Students Union
(WSDSU) and students from Kamki College and nearby school students stage a peaceful
dharna in front the DC office in protest against the bail petition moved for the
Vice Principal, Govt Higher secondary school, Aalo Jomdo Lona.
The teacher was arrested after unnatural death case of a student Tamer Yorpen, a
student of Govt Hr Secondary School, Aalo who reportedly committed suicide on Oct
24 night. The student was reportedly under stress before he took the extreme step
after few of his friends were expelled from the school by the authority who had come
to his defense after an altercation with a junior student on Sept 12.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) Central Executive Committee strongly
condemned the attack on the life and property of Vice Principal of Government Higher
Secondary School Aalo Jomdo Lona in his official residence.
It said that the matter is under police investigation and appealed various organizations
including Students’ Union to maintain peace and tranquility in the school.
The CECATA shall act promptly on the detail report of West Siang District ATA unit
on the vexed issue and also decided that ATA shall not tolerate unnecessary humiliation
and loss of any kind of property meted out to its member while on government duty,
The members strongly urged the state government to protect the officers and educationist
of education department while maintaining the discipline and decorum of any education
institution of the state.
The association also conveyed its deepest condolence to the bereaved family members
of late Tamer Yorpen.
Meanwhile, Nyiko Bachao Forum (NBF) and All Nyiko Students Welfare Association (ANSWA)
have demanded independent judicial enquiry into the unnatural death case of a student
Blaming the vice principal of the school for the death of the student, the Forum
said it happened because of the adamant attitude of the VP. It demanded that the
arrested VP Jomdo Lona should not be granted bail for free and fair enquiry for justice
to the depressed family and also appealed Arunachal Teachers Association and its
West Siang unit not to take it as issue between student community and teachers for
justice to the family.
Illegal logs seized, poachers arrested
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Forest personnel of the Namsai Forest division seized illegal
logs from the bank of Lohit river and also seized ropes and other instruments during
its two-day patrolling at Alubari area under Chowkham Forest range on Oct 26 and
27. The personnel could not nab the culprits as they ran into the jungles. On the
second day of the patrolling, the forest personnel also detected saw mill being illegally
operated in the jungles. They dismantled the machineries, took it to custody and
destroyed the camp of the offenders.
Meanwhile, a patrolling team of forest personnel headed by T Mize, DFO wildlife
and range officers arrested two poachers while they are trespassing the D Ering Memorial
Wildlife sanctuary on Oct 25.
Earlier on Oct 19, T Mize and his team arrested five trespassers of the sanctuary
and seized one country boat and three fishing nets, according to an official release.
The offenders were also imposed heavy penalty as per local customary law. The local
kebang also decided to engage villagers in preserving flora and fauna of D Ering
Meanwhile, it was decided in a meeting that villagers will impose penalty to any
person from the village or outside if found involve in hunting and poaching in or
outside the sanctuary as per customary law and hand over the offenders to the wildlife
authorities, said the release.
Rijiju denies involvement in TOI issue
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Former MP Kiren Rijiju expressed shock and surprise over the reported
statement in an electronic channel dragging his name into the Time of India/Pradeep
Rijiju demanded enquiry by CBI or by sitting high court judge to further clarify
the position. Truth must prevail, he added.
In his clarification, he said that he had been in touch with journalists after the
chopper carrying the Late Chief minister went missing.
He said that as the news of missing chopper surfaced, he had sent text messages to
journalists who wanted to know the details. He said that as adviser to late CM, he
had sent messages to all the journalists whoever gave their numbers.
“As per records I received large number of calls including from Pradeep Thakur,”
He further said on 4th May after the confirmation of the chopper crash, he had sent
en block sms to journalists, including Pradip Thakur who wanted to know the details.
The former MP who was named as one of the three politicians that allegedly was in
Pradip Thakur issue said that everything is on record and sms can be easily retrieved
by using best technology.
He further said “My relation with Nyishi community can’t be questioned”.
Organisations on hunger strike demanding CM resignation
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Alleging non-functioning of Govt machinery and rapid deterioration
of law and order situation in the state since last six month, the Arunachal Pradesh
Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) and All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) led by Bamang
Taji have demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin.
A 12-hr relay hunger strike was organized by both the organizations in front of the
Raj Bhawan today to exert pressure on the Governor to remove Gamlin from chief ministership
as well as to show their anger and unhappiness over the functioning of the ruling
To drive their point home, they mentioned the recent police firing at Roing, kidnaping
and murder of one CS Manpoong at Namsai, rape and murder of a minor girl at Vijaynagar
in Changlang, lackadaisical attitude in resolving the infamous Times of India issue
etc. They also demanded immediate arrest and termination of the police personnel
involved in IG Park firing incident causing death of one Heri Tai and immediate resolution
of Paktu Aao issue of Aalo in West Siang district.
Later, they submitted a memorandum to the Governor demanding Gamlin’s removal by
holding him responsible for the present situation of the state..
Today’s agitation was the first phase of the movement launched by the union, APITU
president Bamang Tuglik said, adding the phase wise agitation would continue till
the Chief Minister was removed.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Intellectual Youth Federation (APIYF) and United Nyishi
Youth Federation (UNYF) jointly condemned the demand of Chief Minister's resignation
by Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union (APITU) for his alleged inefficiency
to run the government and termed it as illogical.
“Such immature demand of few individual in the name APITU is not only unconstitutional,
undemocratic but also criminally liable as they are creating unrest in the state
capital by constituting unlawful assembly,” both the organizations said in a joint
While describing the September 11 bandh call given by APITU as illegal, both APIYF
and UNYF demanded the Government to immediately arrest the president and general
secretary of APITU for creating law and order problem in the state capital.
Terming today’s Hunger Strike staged by APITU as 'Political Conspiracy" plotted by
some vested interest group to tarnish the image of Chief Minister of the State, both
the organizations demanded for declaring such ‘illogical’ hunger strike as ‘Unlawful
Assembly’ within the meaning and definition under section 149 of IPC and arresting
sponsors of the hunger strike under appropriate section of the law.
DN Memorial Badminton C’ship concludes
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The 2nd Dera Natung Memorial Badminton Championship organized by
Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt College (DNGC) concluded at Jubilee hall of the
college here yesterday.
Ambita Sonam and Deni Gadi won the Boys and Girls Singles titles respectively while
the pair of Ambita and Narba Pangia won Boys Doubles title. Jommi Loyi won the singles
title in faculty category and Loyi pairing with Mito Ete won the doubles title of
Attending the concluding day function as guest of honour, Sports Authority of Arunachal
(SAA) Chairman Tungri Effa said that winning and losing are part and parcel of any
competition. Winning or losing one or two games make no player better than other,
he said and encouraged the students that they should not be disheartened if they
lose. He advised the students to maintain sportsman spirit whenever they take part
in any competition.
Mentioning about the job reservation policy for meritorious sportspersons in various
Govt departments, the Chairman advised the students to avail the opportunity by seriously
taking up sports activities right from school to university level. He informed that
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin is all set to give a face-lift to sports sector in the
Describing late Natung as a role model for the state, Effa acknowledged the former’s
contribution in building his political career.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by Students’ Union General Secretary Khoda Mission,
the Chairman assured to renovate/repair the Basketball court of the college which
is lying in a pathetic condition for many years.
Earlier, the general secretary urged the Effa to renovate the court with sitting
accommodation (gallery) before the visit of National Assessment and Accreditation
Council (NAAC) team in the last part of November.
NES calls for fact finding committee
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today appealed to the state Governor
to direct the state Govt for constitution of an enquiry committee immediately to
be headed by either sitting or retire judge of a high court to find out the cause
of the police firing on Oct 11 and the culprit responsible for death of Late Heti
Tai who succumbed to bullet injuries on Oct 12.
NES demanded arrest of the culprit responsible for death of late Tai immediately
and award exemplary punishment as per law on Oct 16 last in order to defuse the situation
and provide immediate justice, but the Govt did not make any communication till date
due to which the Heri clan in particular and Nyishi community in general are feeling
a sense of deprivation, said NES president Bengia Tolum.
He informed that it has sought the intervention of Governor for justice to the deceased
family of late Heri Tai and Nyishi community through a memorandum and requested
him to find out the cause of Oct 11 police firing, culprit responsible and exemplary
punishment to him as per law.
Reiterating its movement for justice to the Nyishi community after the derogatory
remarks of Pradeep Thakur in Times of India web portal and in Deccan Chronicle by
Manoj Anand, Tolum further informed that fight for justice will continue till the
source of report is revealed and guilty punished. ‘We will not take rest till justice
is made and source of the report revealed’, NES president said.
Tolum further informed that Govt was supposed to convene a joint meeting of NES,
ANSU after the submission of report of two-member committee within 10 days on the
vexed issue, but the Govt never did. Instead of finding solution to the issue the
state Govt sponsored rally on Oct 11 in which late Tai lost his life due to police
firing and resulted in complete breakdown of law and order situation, the NES president
Coming down heavily on the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for his alleged failure to
give justice to the Nyishi community. The NES president further said that there
is no existence of the Govt, law and order completely collapse after Oct 11 incident
and the Govt completely failed to perform for the well being of the common people.
He demanded immediate resignation of the CM.
Claiming that divisive forces working overtime to split the community in the parts
for their own vested interest and to dilute the core issue, NES appealed them to
desist from such activities which is detrimental not only to Nyishi community but
also whole of Arunachal Pradesh.
When his attention was drawn towards the TV channel statement dragging the name of
former MP Kiren Rijiju on Pradeep Thakur issue, the NES president said, the two-member
committee report did not indict Rijiju. Moreover, the Rijiju had given a written
statement stating that as an advisor to CM he had to communicate with the media.
He also clarified the statement on TV channel, Tolum said. Even if Rijiju is indicted
in Thakur issue, it is the duty of the Govt to check the sms and voice record and
take action accordingly.
AADWA says no to Airfield extension
ZIRO, Oct 27: In a representation submitted to Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner,
All Dutta Development & Welfare Association (AADWA) on behalf of people of Dutta
village has said no to the proposed extension of Old Ziro Airfield and sought her
intervention for cancellation.
Association questions as to why govt. proposes to acquire entire land of Dutta people
leaving nothing for them which amount to curtailing their right to life, other amenities,
facilities, development and everything. Suggesting govt. to shift the Airfield to
Talley Valley where it could offer twice the area of proposed extension, the Association,
being the Apex body of Dutta village, strongly opposed further acquisition of land
from people of Dutta village for the proposed extension of old Ziro Airfield.
DAFFS dubs MLA clarification as concocted, false and misleading
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Dam Affected Peoples Forum of Sirit Siyom Banggo (DAFFS) termed
the clarification issued by the MLA cum Steering Committee Chairman, Tamiyo Taga
regarding Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project as concocted, false and misleading and
which is intended to shield his grave wrong doings to the LSHEP affected/threatened
people of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and downstream and an act to befool them further.
If the Governor has constituted any such Steering Committee years back to study the
effects and benefits of the proposed hydro electric projects at Siang Valley then
why is that government order not made public and circulated to the dam affected people
over these years, it asked.
If the committee exists at all then on what merit such an unworthy committee is
surreptitiously and maliciously constituted by the state government without involving
experts on dam related issues, it further questioned.
What expertise and credibility these MLA’s, Government Officers and Four members
of Adi community do have to take up the gargantuan task of studying the effects and
benefits of the project, the association further asked.
Have these committee members ever ventured out to the affected people to gather any
first hand information on pros and cons of the dam, it said. The organization said
that the state government should immediately withdraw or terminate any such committee.
AAPSU dismayed at subdued Diwali celebration
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed dismay
over capital complex administrations for banning selling of fire crackers and playing
of dice during Diwali festival.
In a press release AAPSU President Takam Tatung questioned what compelled state government
such extreme step of banning festival celebration.
“Keeping in view the prevailing law and order problem, the banning of gambling is
welcomed. However we fail to understand why the selling of firecrackers banned. The
people wait for whole year to celebrate Diwali and by banning selling of firecrackers
government had dampened the spirit of celebration,” stated Takam Tatung.
Instead of making fool proof security and letting people celebrate without any fear,
capital administration has traumatized citizens of capital complex by banning Diwali
celebration, he said while expressing sympathy with business community of capital
complex for enduring heavy loss because of ban on selling of firecrackers. While
reacting to the 36 hour shutter down strike called by Itanagar Market Welfare Association,
AAPSU termed this move as unfortunate. “We understand the sentiment of IMWA and they
have every right to go for any democratic means seeking justice. IMWA has made life
difficult for already battered citizen of Itanagar,” stated Tatung. He said IMWA
can go for other democratic means like organizing dharna or peace rally to lodge
AAPSU further called on central Congress leaders to clear leadership crisis of state
at the earliest for the benefit of the citizens of Arunachal.
We urge Congress party to end this political drama soon or else AAPSU will be forced
to start agitation against ruling government,” stated AAPSU President.
Further AAPSU has condoled the death of young student Tamer Yorpen at Aalo and called
for exemplary punishment to all people who are responsible for death of such young
JAIRAMPUR, Oct 27: The two-day long Buddhist festival ‘Sangha-Kando’ will be celebrated
from October 30 next at Ko-Hon-Tai Dhamma Rajika Buddha Vihar, Kovin village, 5 Km
Organized by the ‘Sangha Kando’ Poi Celebration Committee, the religious festival
is an annual event celebrated on gyratory system by the villages dominated by Buddhist
community within Changlang district. Earlier, the rotational system included Buddhist
villages of Assam but since last 3 years the tradition has been on hold due to problem
faced by villagers to commute regularly during the preparation and celebration of
‘Sangha Kando’ is a prominent festival of Buddhist community. It’s celebrated to
weave and donate the ‘chivar’ (yellow robe) worn by the monks. The women weave it
starting midnight of the initial day and conclude before the dawn. The dresses are
later donated to the monks known as ‘Khathina Chivara Dana’.
Hosting the event for the second time, Sangha Kando Poi Celebration Committee General
Secretary ASM Samtu Simai said that the festivity be better than the earlier edition.
We are almost ready to greet and accommodate the many devotees coming from various
destinations, Simai revealed.
Explaining the significance of it in exposing the tourism potential, he said that
we have added many extra activities for the visitors to revel during their religious
On the opening day, the World Buddhist flag will be unfurled followed by the conventional
rituals and the flag will be handed over to the next hosting village during the valedictory
Three villages, Kovin, Honkap and Taipong are organizing the festival together. Tikhak-Taipi
village was the previous host.
Above 5000 devotees are expected to throng the two-day festivity from both Arunachal
Arunachalees makes into final of northeast wave
BOMDILA, Oct 27: Pem Dorjee a Constable in the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) presently
posted at Changlang & miss Sang Drema Sakhongju a student of C/XII at Government
Higher Secondary School Bomdila, have made it to the Grand Finale of the much hyped
Song & Dance TV show titled – Northeast Wave. The duo have come a long way and made
it to the finals after scoring past other aspirants in the state level competition
held at Guwahati in the months of January and February last.
Incidentally, both Pem Dorjee and Sang Drema Sakhongju hail from West Kameng district.
Sponsored by the North East Council (NEC), the 8-North east states field top two
Contestants each for the Grand Finale scheduled for 12th of November at Guwahati
which would be live telecasted. The voting lines would be open from 28thOctober to
till 8th of November.
After Toko Teji the young man who made Arunachal proud, it is the turn of Pem Dorjee
& Sang Drema to carry forward the legacy of talented Arunachal. Apart from their
talent and hard work & the zest to win the coveted title, the onus lies on the people
of the state to augment the duo forward and help realize their dreams.
Previous performances of Pem Dorjee & Sang Drema can be viewed on Fridays and Saturdays
at 9 pm on DD North East. To vote for Pem Dorjee, type PEM (Space) SONG & for Sang
Drema, type DANC (Space) SNG and send it to 56363. The support so extended by the
people of the state could do wonders for them. DIPRO
Lamas recite Holy text at Ganden Namgeyal Lhatse Monastery
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Ganden Namgeyal Lhatse Monastery is filled with more than 300 Lamas
including 30 from Bhutan as they have gathered to read the Holy and sacred texts
Kangyur and Tangyur.
The holy texts are being read after a century in Tawang and from now onwards will
be read after every three years.
The sacred texts are being recited at Monastery, from Oct 21 and will complete
on Oct 28 with blessings from the abbot of Tawang Monastery. DIPRO
ALSU conduct social service at water source point
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A team of Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) led by its general
secretary Romik Jogu today visited the Darya Hills water supply area and conducted
a social service in order to clean up the water source point. ALSU also appealed
to the state Government to conduct regular cleansing at the point in order to maintain
health and hygiene of the common people and construct more water reservoir to meet
the increasing demand of potable water.
Dipankar Pal takes over as Director, NERIST
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Prof. Dipankar Pal took over as Director of North Eastern Regional
Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST) with effect from 24 October in presence
of Prof. Gautam Barua, Chairman, Board of Management, NERIST. With Prof. Pal taking
over as Director, the Institute now has a regular Director almost after three and
a half years.
A graduate of IIT Delhi, Prof. Pal completed his Ph.D from J.U. and did post doctoral
research in the area of analog circuits and VLSI at the University College London
(UK) and at the University of Bath (UK).
Prof. Pal was with the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication
Technology, Gandhinagar before joining NERIST as Director. Earlier he was with the
BIT Mesra and also with the Regional Science Centre, Bhopal (a unit of NCSM, in the
MHRD, Govt. of India).
Khel Abiyan in search of rural talent: Siri
ZIRO, Oct 27: The 2 days Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abiyan (PYKKA) organized
by Diibo Panchayat in collaboration with the department of District Sports Officer,
Ziro and sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, was inaugurated
by Diibo ZPM, Bamin Siiri at Biirii Ground on Oct, 23 last.
ZPM Siri, in his inaugural address said that PYKKA, a centrally sponsored scheme,
has been implemented in Ziro area for the first time that too in his area and under
the Scheme, an amount of Rs. 1 lakh is sanctioned against each ASM segment but for
Ziro-I, it was sanctioned only against 16 ASM segments. With his persuasion and full
cooperation from Lower Subansiri district Zilla Chairperson, an amount of Rs.16 lakhs
has been placed against 16 ASM segments of Diibo. The amounts have been utilized
for the development Biirii ground. Besides, an amount of Rs. 12.19 lakhs sanctioned
against 23 gram segments of Diibo Zilla segment at the rate of Rs. 53000 each were
also utilized for ground development, he added.
Earlier, Michi Takum, the Block Kridasree in his welcome speech highlighted the aim
and objectives of the competition. Seven games and sports items viz. volleyball,
kabadi, 100 mt race, shot put, long jump, discuss throw and badminton have been identified
for the competition and participant is given Rs. 50 each. The block level winner
will participate at the district, state and national level, he informed.
Socio-Economic and Caste Census training
Aalo, Oct 27: The Block level Training of Enumerators and Supervisors of Basar Block
was conducted at Basar on October 2.
ADC cum Addl. Principal SECC Officer Block Level Dr. Sachin Sindhe highlighted the
importance and significance of Census for formulation of Government policy in the
days to come.
He advised the enumerators and supervisors to carry out their works delicately and
also to be in touch with the persons who have done census work earlier for better
understanding of the subject matter.
Master Trainer, Reni Taye and Kirken Doji gave detailed training on methodologies
to be adopted for conducting census operation.
BDO cum SECC Officer Block level D. Nyodu also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Gaalem Pajing Winter Cup Football Tournament-cum-Talent Hunt Programme
is going to be held at Boleng from 7th November onwards. It will be organised in
memory of late Gaalem Pajing, the grandfather of Er. Ibrahin Pajing, the first Adi
film actor who hails from Rasing village of Boleng circle under East Siang district
of Arunachal Pradesh.
It is being sponsored by Pajing Film Ltd. under Arunachal Pradesh Film World and
will be organized by Boleng Sports Association(BSA). The draw for the football tourney
will be held on 02-11-11 at Boleng IB. Besides the football tournament, other sports
and cultural competition will also be held to give a platform for the budding players
and aspiring youths to explore and exhibit their hidden talents.
The football tourney is accredited under the District Football Association (DFA),
East Siang. Talented players/sportsperson will be recommended for playing in the
higher level while opportunities will be given to selected singers and artists to
perform in albums and films by Arunachal Pradesh Film World.
Union alleges violation
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Papum Poma Students Union has alleged that constructing agency
for 12km Hollongi-Balijan road has violated CRF work norms. In a release union urged
concerned department to take action against M/s Buru enterprises, the work executing
agency for breaking norms.
Union claim that with the help of RTI, they managed to unearth information that executing
agency is using low quality material for the said work. They sought intervention
of Papum Pare deputy commissioner in this regard. Further they threatened to take
legal action against executing agency if immediate action is not initiated by appropriate
Training on census at Palin
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A training programme on socio economic and caste census of CD Block
Chambang was conducted on 25th of this month at Palin. The programme was attended
among others by Zilla Parishad members of 2-Chambang and 3-Tarak Lendi along with
Anchal Samiti members. Abu Taba, circle officer of Gangte also attended.
While welcoming all the participants, Charu Nili, block development officer, CD block
Chambang called on enumerators and supervisors to complete census within stipulated
time. Further he urged Panchayat leaders to cooperate with enumerators and supervisors
during house to house census operation. Master trainer Talem Kitnya EO (RE) gave
detail training to all enumerators and supervisors during the day long training programme.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Tagin Welfare Society, Itanagar unit, has condoled the demise
of Doye Dulom on 19th of this month at Apollo hospital, Chennai after prolong illness.
He was presently working as district statistic officer, Upper Subansiri district
and was posted in Daporijo town.
Among others, he left behind his three daughters.
While conveying heartfelt condolences to the family members, society termed his
death as great loss to the Tagin community of district. Further they informed that
late Doye Dulom has immensely contributed to Tagin community in the field of literacy
and was known to be man with golden heart.
Toko Tagur passes away
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Toko Togur, one of the senior most citizens of Talo village under
Lower Subansiri district passed away this morning around 9 am at RKM Hospital, Itanagar.
He is survived by his son Toko Onuj and Toko Audil. His last rites will be conducted
on 28th October at Talo.
Meanwhile Talo Literary and Cultural Society has expressed heartfelt condolences
to the bereaved family member of late Toko Togur. They prayed for the eternal peace
of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Nyishi Baptist Church Council of Sagalee sub-division is going
to conduct its Youth Meet at town Baptist Church, Sagalee from 2nd to 4th November.
Techi James Tara, executive committee member, NBCC and NabamYakum, 7th Sagalee Anchal
Chairperson will grace the meet as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
During the meet various sports, cultural and literary programmes will be conducted.
Social service conducted
Itanagar, Oct 27:The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) under the presidentship
of Bamang Taji has successfully conducted its 1st ever mass social service at Nyikum
Niya Ground Nirjuli on Oct. 27. Large number of youths from every corner of Capital
Complex including the members from Nyishi Elite Society(NES) and All Nyishi Students
Union(ANSU) participated in the social service. Meanwhile ANYA has strictly prohibited
the throwing of empty bottles, garbage and misuse of the ground.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) headed by its president Yumlam
Achung criticized the role of NES and ANSU for resorting to bandh call in recent
months demanding resignation of CM and home Minister for their alleged involvement
in Pradeep Thakur issue.
It further questioned why both NES and ANSU are keeping mum after the an electronic
media news based on records indicated involvement of former MP Kiren Rijiju in Pradeep
Alleging that these two organizations are misusing the name of their organizations,
Achung further demanded apology by NES and ANSU presidents to Jarpum Gamlin as well
the people of Nyishi community.
Meanwhile, it has decided to visit the general hospital, Naharlagun and Rama Krishna
Mission Hospital, Itanagar on Oct 30 in order to know the functioning of the hospital
and grievances of the patient.
Society demands arrest
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Jering Matkir Society has appealed to the concern authorities to
immediately arrest accomplish of Jomin Bagra, who allegedly kidnapped one Takiram
Tasing from his sister’s residence.
While lauding Itanagar police lead by SI Namchoom for their prompt response in this
kidnapping case, society condemned such heinous crime.
Silage making and Piglet Anaemia demonstration camp held
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri organized ATMA sponsored
Demonstration Programme on “Silage making” at Pakkam colony and “Piglet Anaemia”
at Lida village, Daporijo on October 25 and 26 respectively.
Altogether, 16 farmers attended the silage making Demonstration programme and 12
farmers attended the Demonstration programme on Piglet Anaemia.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Tagin Students of Shillong Pre-Si-Donyi celebration committee
has decided to celebrate the festival in the last week of November at Shillong.
Talent scouting camp
ITANAGAR: Gorkha Training Center (GTC) Shillong, will conduct a talent scouting cum
selection camp for boys under-14 years football, archery and boxing at Chimpu on
the Oct 29 and 30.
Those interested are requested to contact Anju Thakuri (coach) at phone number 9863281550,
or contact directorate of sports, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for further details.
Magistrate prohibits strikes and dharnas
ITANAGAR: District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex in an order promulgates prohibitory
order in Capital Complex from October 28- November 04.
The order prohibits holding of strike including hunger strike, Dharnas or agitations
and bandhs or any meeting/assembly of four or more persons during the given period.
The magistrate further urged the Superintendent of Police, Itanagar to deploy sufficient
police force to enforce the prohibitory order.
WLL service at Chayang Tajo
ITANAGAR: The BSNL WLL phone service has started to function from Chayang Tajo area
covering upto Marjingla from 25th of this month. Informing this Karya Bagang, MLA
9th Chayangtajo assembly constituency hope that with this move, the people of area
will get opportunity to be in touch with rest of the country.
She further appealed the BSNL authority to urgently install similar facilities at
Bomdila where setting up of BSNL tower has already been completed.
World population and challenges
World population is estimated to hit seven billion by this month, according to a
UN report. According to current projections, and with some of the world's poorest
nations doubling their populations in the next decade, the second milestone will
be in 2025: an eight billion population over the next 14 years.
The rise in population is expected to have a devastating impact on some 215 million
women who want - but do not have - access to quality reproductive health and family
The world's five most populous countries are China, India, the United States, Indonesia,
A new study titled "Africa's Demographic Multiplication", points out that Africa's
population has more than tripled during the second half of the 20th century, growing
from 230 million to 811 million.
As a result, Africa has become more populous than Europe. Nigeria, Africa's most
populous country at 158 million, is expected to grow to 730 million by century's
end, making it larger than Europe's projected population of 675 million.
Experts feel that globally, the population growth rate is not as high as it has been
in the past.
Fertility decline in most countries of the world has contributed to a decline in
population growth rates. However, the situation is quite different in least developed
countries (LDCs). In most of these countries, fertility is still high and the rate
of growth is also high. In some cases, it is as high as three percent, which implies
that the population in these areas will double in about 20 to 25 years.
A good foundation needed
The Editorial "Quality education is need of hour" is a very crucial topic for the
future of Gen-Next and our society. A very primary task in this regard is the selection
of qualified teacher fairly even for SSA teachers. The teaching ability should be
tested before appointing a teacher. Tuitions should be restricted to class hours
only without depriving any student. Many a times there has been wild cases surfaced
due to tuitions in home either paid or free by few vested persons, but cause fear
psychosis among students. Every teacher should be tested for the standard and subject
he/she is teaching and ability of imparting knowledge to the students. Government
should take extra care of the education policy, as how much beautiful or attractive
the structure may be, a bad or wrong or both foundation will lead to the collapse
of the structure.
A concern citizen
Lower Siang and livelihoods
This is apropos to a letter captioned “Don’t deprive the unemployed” & “ Development
of Siang” purported to be written by graduate–unemployed gentleman of Siang and
published on 25th October’ 2011 edition of your esteemed daily.
The letters seems to be written anonymously by some representatives of the Jaypee
Group itself and if otherwise, then these “Siang unemployed graduates” sadly are
endowed with deficient intellect to fail short of getting employed or self-employed
ever in life. And I also have great anticipation, if people of such intellect can
ever get job even if any hydro electric project comes up in the Siang basin in future.
There is a faulty understanding in these blocked minds that the Jaypee Group is going
to create too many jobs in the Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project. At the most, the
LSHEP is going to generate only around 3000 jobs only and for which there is nothing
like job reservation, etc for the affected people since the company is a private
entity. Out of that number, almost all the white collar lucrative jobs will be filled
up by highly qualified non-native people and for which these intellect deficient
“Siang graduates” will lack the requisite qualification and attitude to fit the job
of challenging dam building activities. Then remains the labour class menial jobs
where some limited vacancies will be thrown to native people.
The LSHEP is going to uproot not just thousands but ten thousands of native people
from their generations old settlements and culture. In a world where there is countless
material wealth but a trifling of food and water is hard to get, the LSHEP is bound
to snatch away livelihood of ten thousands of Siang basin dam affected people by
submergence of their low lying prime agricultural lands and push them also to unending
queues of 15 kgs per month PDS ration shop in the land of 1000 Crore PDS Scam called
The dam affected people have seen enough of major disasters & tragedies especially
Assam Earthquake of 1950 & the Siang Flood of 2001. We feel blessed that these Siang
Graduates are spared by the nature and that they are also heartily alive today in
this land and making noises. We the dam affected people are fighting it out to ensure
that the lives of millions and millions of people settling along the Siang and Brahmaputra
basin in Arunachal Pradesh & Assam and threatened by any man made/ human accentuated
natural catastrophe are averted and saved.
Among other things, my humble submissions to these “Siang Graduates” are: - Can you
people ensure security of food, livelihood & settlement to the ten thousands of dam
uprooted people and their upcoming generations? Can you people ensure and insure
security and safety of millions and millions of dam affected & threatened people
and their succeeding generations settled and who would be settling along the Siang
and Brahmaputra river basin in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & downstream? Can you people
ensure and guarantee healthy natural environment along these areas that can sustain
healthy living to the present generations and the upcoming billions and billions
of loving souls who will inhabit this land in future? What social, moral and spiritual
authorities you people do have to decimate the natural home of human generations
and the flora and fauna world?
My sincere most and humblest advice to these intelligent and educated “Siang graduates”
is that, they should use their complete brain not just thousands but billions and
billions of times before publicizing such idiotic thoughts.
This world is just perfectly vast with infinite possibilities where there is 100
percent scope of employment & self-employment for everyone but born with human mind
and intellect. And if anybody claims to be un-employed graduate in this present world,
I can safely conclude that the “graduate human intellect” is not gifted with and
un-employment for eternity is the blessed destiny.
To my intelligent “un-employed Siang graduates”, we are simply longing to see vary
large numbers of IFS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IDAS, etc officers in you. I sincerely hope
and wish our collective dreams will be fulfilled some day.
Hindi is a necessity
With reference letter written by Kajal Chatterjee dated 26th Oct, it is difficult
to understand why he is so much against the learning of Hindi in Arunachal. For him
there may be no problem as all population in Kolkata speaks Bengali but for state
like us where we have many different tribal dialect, and difficult to developed a
common language, Hindi is not only compulsory for all but a necessity. We don’t learn
Hindu because somebody brainwashed or Hindi colonialism or for proof of nationalism.
We still can speak our own dialect at the same time; we all can speak Hindi that
is advantage for us. It is important to teach our children a perfect mother tongue
at the same time Hindi is necessity outside home. I have a friend from Kerela, and
Tamil Nadu who is pursuing post graduate in Medicine, for them it is very much difficult
to communicate with patients in Hospital as they don’t know even a single Hindi words,
whereas other students from Arunachal has much advantage as they can freely communicate
with their patient and family. The south Indian students studied in north are definitely
not happy with their parent /society for not given a chance to learn Hindi although
they are proud of their language.
We should not look at this as politics on Hindi but a simple or convenient medium
to communicate with others as most of the people understand Hindi.
It does not make any difference for north Indian people whether we know Hindi or
not, but it makes difference for us and our children if we don’t know Hindi, as our
children goes out often in Hindi speaking area for further studies .It is important
for us to compete with the rest of India in any field, and knowing Hindi is definitely
a bonus point for us. We have a strong traditional, culture root and ethos that nobody
can dilute or brainwash to the extent of extinction. Speaking Hindi can never be
the reason for lost culture and identity.
The hydropower is the only kit to develop our state
This is in reference to the letter development not at the cost of community written
by Takar Komut on Oct 20.
Two anti dam meetings were held on Oct 14 at villages Logum Jini and Pessing both
in West Siang District. On Oct 15 a combined meeting was held at Pessing village
under Jomlo Mobuk administrative Circle in West Siang District. The organizers in
Pessing meetings openly advocated use of physical force against person who is in
support of mega dam. We have the enough courage to express our views but it is out
in our principle to create nuisance. If only the organizers of Pessing meetings had
the moral fibre to hear the pro dam views.
It is my submission to all concern that whatever I am doing is only for the development
of my village, my district and for my state. The hydropower is the only kit to develop
our state. Evidently it will generate employment as well as revenue. In fact it
is a permanent financial contribution to the people of Siang valley
It is also fact that if these hydropower developers leave the state of Arunachal
Pradesh, the local causal employees will beyond doubt lose their employment opportunity.
Will Komut be able to provide the employment opportunity to them?
All the statement so far I had given are based on facts and evidence and all are
my personal opinion. We understand that both central and state governments are trying
to secure energy security for the nation in the face of reported activity on Siang
River by our northern neighbor. In total disregard to policy and programme of the
government such activities as cited above if left unchecked could have disastrous
consequences for the state and the nation.
On Oct 15 a combined meeting was held at Pessing village under Jomlo Mobuk administrative
Circle in West Siang District and there were non native speakers. It is my humble
submission to Komut, as well all Adi organization to kindly restrain to invite these
people and not to be overwhelmed by these people to take any decision at our great
Ayeng, (on email)
The infinite to do list
I would to draw attention of every organization, prevailing in our state. That there
are vast area in which they can ignite their intellectual immune system rather than
functioning as android for some vanity political interest. Politically saying if
you want a leader, then choice a leader on basis of his ability to lead mass people.
Look at our streets, health centers, schools in all remote areas, and even our colleges
they are all calling your attentions, saying that they are dying but eagerly willing
to serve us. Play politics on the basis of symbiosis to mend. Please analyses everything
before carrying out your task and even publishing your interest here at this daily.
If you really want to see changing face of our state please pave path for mass education,
check function of every political leaders, bureaucrats, business man and even contractors.
Chalk out whether they are function well enough or not. If so, then I can say that
my brothers and sisters you will even not get time to brush your teeth because there
is indefinite list of task that you have to rectify for the sake of your state.
Taz Yumlam Bai,
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