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Siram urge Centre to include Arunachalee languages in Bharat Bhasa Vikash Yojna

58th CABE meeting held


New Delhi, June 7: Participating in 58th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) today in New Delhi, Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that protection and preservation of Endangered languages should be given special protective care. He added that dozens of languages are being spoken in Arunachal Pradesh out of which only about ten are the listed under UNESCO.

He said that rests of the languages should be included for the balanced growth, protection and preservation through Bharat Bhasa Vikash Yojna.

Minister Education from State/ UT’s, CABE Member, Educationists, Secretaries & Officials of HRD, writers and members of various civil societies across the country took part in the meeting which was chaired by Union Minister, HRD Kapil Sibal.

Education Minister reaffirmed the commitment of state government on education reforms and suggested that the proposed agenda of CABE such as law to prohibit unfair practices in School Education should be widely consulted to give a definite shape to serve interest of all stakeholders.

He further said that RTE should be enhanced upto Higher Secondary Level covering the age from 6-18 years, National Vocational Education Qualification Framework should be devised in the tune of local needs.

Further, he supported the other agenda of CABE such as - National Book Promotion Policy and Reformation of Affiliation System of Higher Education and assured to encourage them in the state in earnest & efficient way.

Sibal, while focusing on the issues raised in the meeting, emphasized that residential facilities should be on priority in tribal areas for the large benefit of disadvantage group and marginalized families.

Pre-school age group (3-5) learners should be given due attention as a fundamental base for elementary and onwards level, he said.

Union Minister requested the Education minister not to miss the time framed road map of RTE. He added that MHRD is open to the proposal of holding CABE meeting twice a year in place of existing once in a year.

It was decided to form a committee to prepare draft bill on proposed agenda within three months. Side by side a road map for implementation shall also be prepared within the framework. Integration of sports and culture with General Education shall also be formulated.

The minister was accompanied by Commissioner Education Hage Khoda, Director Higher & Technical Education Dr. Joram Begi, Director Secondary Education T. Taloh, and OSD (Education) D. K. Chaturvedi.


Govt assures incentives for sportspersons

A rousing reception for Tine and Anshu

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 7: Two proud daughters of Arunachal Pradesh Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa, who put the state in world’s top achievers’ map by climbing the highest mountain peak in the world Mount Everest last month, were formally flagged in by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin in a simple but impressive function at Banquet Hall here this afternoon.

He assured incentives for all the sports achievers in the state, including Mena and Anshu.

Mena’s achievement also made her the first Arunachalee as well as women mountaineer from North East Region to climb the world’s highest mountain peak. On the other hand, Jamsenpa created world record by climbing it twice within a span of 10 days.

It is rare moment of glory  not only to the people of Arunachal Pradesh but also entire region and the nation that two of our girls have conquered the world’s highest and most fearsome mountain peak to climb, a visibly happy chief minister Gamlin said about the mountaineer duo’s feat.

Thrilled with the rare achievement, the chief minister, who witnessed the Team Arunachal’s Everest Expedition from base camp to the summit through a power-point presentation presented by Team Leader Dr. KR Meetei,  said that the mountaineer duo’s achievement would definitely motivate the youths of the state towards adventure sports. Jamsenpa, who credited her success to her husband Tsering Wange, who inspired her to take up the most challenging task, said that her next attempt would be to climb the virgin mountain peaks in the state.

“There are still so many mountain peaks in Arunachal which are not yet explored,” she said  and expressed the hope that her next attempt would too follow the recent success.

“Nothing is impossible. But what you need to achieve the goal  is sheer determination and dedication,” she said in her message to the youth of the state.

Earlier, Sports and Youth Affairs secretary informed about the recent performance of Arunachal Pradesh in Games and Sports at national and regional level. He also informed about the proposal for setting up the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports at Dirang, West Kameng district.

Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society, Arunachal Pradesh Transport Federation also felicitated the mountaineer duo for their achievements.

(PRO to Governor adds) Later, both Mena and Anshu accompanied by Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey called on Governor JJ Singh.

While complimenting both Mena and Anshu, the Governor said that,  “It is a matter of great privilege and honour to summit Mount Everest and by doing so, you two have brought good name for Arunachal Pradesh. I am very sure that your achievement will motivate many of our people.”

Disclosing his proposal for establishing the Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) at Dirang  to Defence Minister, Gen Singh hoped that mountaineers can be good instructors in the institution. He said that he would request the chief minister for expediting the Rs. 74 crores project.

The Governor presented mementoes to both the mountaineers duo as a token of appreciation.

Reciprocating the gesture, Mena presented the Governor her summit photograph  while Anshu a rock from the summit.

The Everesters duo expressed their gratitude to the Governor for his help and encouragement.

Wanghe, also the president of Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association, thanked the Governor for his help in getting some bottlenecks cleared during the expedition.

Dr. K. R. Meetei, Expedition team leader, two times Everester Karma Gyaltsen, consultant from Bhutan and State Sport and Youth Affairs Assistant Director Tadar Appa were also present on the occasion.


Promoters disappointed with

tourism infrastructure

ITANAGAR, June 7: A team of Kolkota based Tourism promoters has said that the basic problem in tourism sector in Arunachal lies in the infrastructure where most of the accommodation facilities does not provide or meet the basic standard and most of accommodation facilities are being controlled by Government bodies whereas involvement of local entrepreneurs are required to build tourist lodges, home stay accommodation without damaging the nature and local environment.

Under the initiatives of Tourism Officer, Kolkata, the team surveyed various places for promotion and marketing of existing tourist circuit of central and eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh in order to increase the intensity of tourist flow to the region.

The team also commented that most of the local people lack consciousness on importance of tourism and suggested mass awareness campaign on tourism particularly in rural areas either by government, NGOs or private bodies along with the involvement of DTOs of concerned districts. The team headed by DTO, Kolkata T.K. Kopak along with the Kolkata based tourism promoters visited Itanagar, Ziro, Daporijo, Aalo, Menchukha, Boleng, Jengging, Tuting, Yinkiong and Pasighat to have a first-hand knowledge of the facilities and infrastructure at the ground level for better and effective marketing of these places.


AAPSU reminds Govt on proposed universities in Ziro and Pasighat

ITANAGAR, June 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has called on new state government to expedite the process for setting up Technological and Medical Science University at Ziro and convert JawaharLal Nehru College, Pasighat into a state university.

Though state assembly had passed resolution for setting up Technological and Medical Science University at Ziro in 2002 till now file is pending in the office of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, said AAPSU President Takam Tatung in a statement.

Demanding upgradation of the JNC to a state university, Union said that College is blessed with all qualities to be converted as state university. Moreover lone RGU is not able to meet needs of growing demands of Arunachalee students it said as it reminded that AAPSU had submitted a memorandum to state government last year seeking conversion of JNC Pasighat into state university.

AAPSU further drew the attention of new government towards problems faced by North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST). As a result of poor management of the Institute by the Institute authorities in the past, we have witnessed series of problems, it said.

The Union said that the NERIST girl students are facing acute problems of accommodation and the situation is going to be worse in the next academic session while demanding the intervention of the govt.

 Deserving Arunachal tribals must be given their due share of developmental benefits, it said while adding that management of the Institute by past Directors has led to inequitable sharing of jobs at NERIST, among the larger Indian communities and also within the Arunachal communities.

The Union further requested appointment of a regular and capable Director immediately, so that the recruitment process for various other posts can be immediately started and a strong team of the Director is in place to speed up the development process of the Institute.

The union also said that NERIST needs academic leaders and able administrators for its stability and growth. However, due to the absence of Pension scheme, the Institute is unable to attract them. Therefore, we request the Govt to intervene immediately to introduce Pension scheme at NERIST, it said.


Corps commander calls on the governor

ITANAGAR, June 7: General Officer Commanding in Chief, 4 Corps, Tezpur, Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today.

In the 30 minute meeting, they discussed on infrastructure development, engagement of porters and procurement of local horticulture and agriculture produce, which they felt will not only help the local economy but also ensure provision of fresh items for Army personnel.

Lt Gen Bhushan, who was the pivot in organizing the first Mega Army Exposition in Arunachal Pradesh on 13th and 14th April last, presented a pictorial album of the event. The Corps Commander also briefed the Governor on security scenario and other Operation Sadbhavana activities of the Army in the State.


State BJP register protest against

Govt action

ITANAGAR, June 7: The BJP Arunachal Pradesh yesterday joined the party’s nation-wide Satyagrah in protest against lathi-charge and attack on large number of supporters of yoga guru Ramdev at Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi recently.

The state BJP organized Raj Bhawan Chalo programme and a 10-member of party delegation headed by state party vice president Padmeswari Jamoh, Gen. Secretary, Tai Tagak handed over a memorandum addressed to the President of India to Governor Gen J.J. Singh.

Apart from registering protest against inhuman torture on supporters of Ramdev who were demanding for an end of corruption and declaration of money stashed abroad as national asset, the party also condemned anti-people measures allegedly adopted by the Congress led UPA government.

The party delegation further pointed out issues of public concern over the inflated rates of the RTI. It called for immediate dialogue with the Assam counterparts by the state Government for restoration and improvement of  Joypur (Assam) to Khonsa via Deomali (Arunachal) road and Margerita (Assam) to Khonsa via Deomali road in time bound manner. The party also demanded  improved health care facilities in Tirap and Changlang districts.

The party further apprised the Governor of unhealthy practice of bandh culture in Capital region.  The party said that the state government should pay heed to the grievances of the various groups and evolve ways to address their grievances.

The party informed that Governor called for collective and coordinated efforts to build a developed Arunachal Pradesh where people would be peace living, honest and enterprising.


Society implement project to

promote eco-tourism

ITANAGAR, June 7:  The Ghora Aabhe Society of Seijosa and Pakke Tour and Travel, have implemented an eco-camp tourism project on self-help basis at New Mabous-I, Seijosa on June 6 last.

The eco-camp known as Pakke jungle camp has been implemented in order to promote tourism, particularly eco-tourism in Seijosa area and to generate employment opportunity for the local populace, the Society said in a release.

 The jungle camp has all the modern and basic facilities with traditional and local flavour including local house and restaurant. There is an emporium to showcase the local handloom and handicraft items before the tourists. Apart from this, facilities are being provided for local sports activities, cultural show, bird watching, angling, trekking, elephant riding, jeep safari and sightseeing in the fringe area of Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary with permission from competent authorities.

Meanwhile, the management committee has recruited few local youths and  they are being trained under the guidance of experts for smooth running of the camp. The Pakke jungle camp project is the brain child of local teacher Suresh Pait, master degree holder in tourism management; it is implemented under guidance of Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary DFO Tana Tapi.

Earlier, on May 30, the society imparted training to self help group of Seijosa area on capacity building and role of local people in development of tourism.

Health and Family Welfare, Rural Works Department Minister Atum Welly  is expected to inaugurate the camp.


Gamlin flags of MARKFED Delux Bus Service from Itanagar to Namsai

ITANAGAR, June 7: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin along with Parliamentary Secretary (Cooperation) Nido Pavitra today flagged off two Deluxe Night  Super bus services  from  Itanagar to Namsai in an impressive function at Ganga Market, here. The bus services were introduced by MARKFED ( Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Agricultural Marketing Federation Ltd.)

Lauding the initiative of MARKFED management, the Chief Minister hoped that number of such bus services under MARKFED will increase in the coming years and reach nook and corner of the state. He appealed to the people to patronize the service.

He further called for continued efforts for taking forward the cooperative movement in the state for the socio- economic development of the people at the grassroots level. The CM took the opportunity to appeal the general public to support and patronize the Cooperative Apex Bank, which was revived during the tenure of former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu and is functioning well.

Earlier, the Parliamentary Secretary for Cooperation, Nido Pavitra addressing as the Guest of Honour informed that State Cooperative Policy, being framed by the department of Cooperation is under final stage and will be placed soon in the State Assembly. The Cooperative policy will provide a blue print for strengthening and shaping the cooperative movement at the grassroots level in the state, he said.

He further said that Policy will facilitate integrated approach of various development departments for taking up various Central sector Schemes of NCDC for promotion of economic activities like Piggery, Poultry, Dairy, Fishery, Tourism, Surface transport, Agriculture Marketing and Processing.

Referring to the 2 days Workshop and seminar held on the theme – Drafting of State Cooperative Policy at state Capital on September 8, 2010 last, he said that the Policy will open scope for various activities under the Cooperative sector. Pavitra pointed out that former Chief Minister Late Dorjee Khandu had also stressed on Micro-finance for easy access of credits to farmers  and rural poor and marketing of agri-horti produces.

Earlier, the Chairperson MARKFED, Komoli Mossang urged the State Govt. to grant fund under SPA to set up head office of MARKFED at Naharlagun and requested for clearing the project of Tea Factory under National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). She also informed that MARKFED will arrange supply of 1000 quintals of onion for the entire state during lean period from October to December in collaboration with NAFED. MARKFED will also be opening branches in Central & western Zone to extend coverage to the entire state. The Federation Chairperson also appealed to the general public and others to patronize the services of MARKFED to enable it to serve the people of the state effectively and efficiently.

PHED Minister Chowna Mein, Parliamentary Secretary (Land Management)  Padi Richo, Local MLA Techi Kaso, Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex, Pawan Kumar Sain, Chairperson AP Social Welfare Board M. Nido, Swamijis of RKM Hospital, MD MARKFED S. Laskar, cooperators,  officers of RCS  and general public  were present at the flag off ceremony. DIPR


JNK Public school, OMS excels

in CBSE exam

ITANAGAR, June 7: The students of JNK Public School, Itanagar achieved 100% pass percentage in the recently declared CBSE class-X result.

Out of 49 appeared students, 42 passed in first division while seven students secured second division.

The chairman and the managing committee members of the Arunachal Welfare and Education Society appreciated to the students and teachers of the institution on being achieving 100% success in the examination result.

Oju Mission School, Naharlagun has achieved cent percent success in the AISSE 2011 with all the 23 examinees securing 6.4 to 7.4 CGPA.

Bhola Prasad, Principal appreciated the success and remarked that such achievements could only be achieved due to their hard work, dedication and sincerity and proper guidance from the teachers and the support of the Chairperson Binny Yanga.


Siikhe-Bo Community Conserved

Area declared

GBPIHED Celebrates World

Environment Week

ITANAGAR, June 7: In continuation of the conduct of a series of events under World Environment Week 2011 celebrations, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, NE Unit, Itanagar, organized a mass awareness campaign in Hong Nitii and Hong Nichii villages in Ziro valley in collaboration with Nature Care and Disaster Management Society (NCDAMS) and Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) of both the villages under its GOI-UNDP CCF-II project.  On this occasion, a forest area of  about 18-20  ha was declared as ‘Siikhe-Bo Community Conserved Area’ (CCA) by the villagers of both the villages. The  CCA formed will help promote conservation of the biodiversity, particularly  Schizotorax, a fish species locally known as Ngilyang-Nyige,  which is culturally valuable and whose population has been gradually declining. It will also ensure in recharging of  the Siike stream, which is also drying-up. More than 100 participants including villagers, BMC members, officials from Forest Department, GB Pant Institute, and NCADMS participated in the event. The villagers  also installed   Sign Boards, provided by the Institute, at the entry point of the CCA and at  a Sacred Grove named ‘Tapi Lyago’. Plantation of Taxus, Michelia and Castanopsis plant saplings, provided by the Institute, were also carried out by the villagers.

On the occasion  Hibu Tadi, DFO,  Ziro, Er MS Lodhi, Scientist, G.B. Pant Institute,  and Rubu Buker, Chairman, NCDAMS urged the people to conserve the forests and save the environment.  


Inspection of power project sites

ITANAGAR, June 7: Concerned over the reported destruction of forests by the hydel project developing companies in the state, Arunachal Paryavaran Rakshak Sangathan (APRS) has decided to inspect the sites of all such on-going projects to prevent further destruction of forests.

Deforestation leads to global warming, and whoever is found indulging in deforestation activities would not be spared and dealt severely under the appropriate section of the law, APRS cautioned in a release.

It also demanded the authority to restrict the selling of wild animals and their meat during festive occasion.


ATA unit calls on DEE

ITANAGAR, June 7: A delegation of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA), Papum Pare district unit has called on newly appointed director of elementary education (DEE) Badang Yirang yesterday and  discussed various measures for improvement in education sector.

The delegation suggested for creation of separate DDSEs, ADEOs and BRCC and CRCC for secondary and higher secondary education. It further said that the senior most junior teachers shall be appointed as headmaster at primary and upper primary schools. The association unit also discussed measures for  smooth distribution of stipend and procurement of ration items for school boarders and  distribution of junior teachers in both director of elementary  education and director of secondary education.


Ambulance for ACH

ITANAGAR, June 7: The entire family of Arunachal Charity Home (ACH) lauded Hindustan Petroleum Ltd. for donation of a Tata Sumo ambulance to the organization.

The ACH further thanked MP Ninnong Ering without whose support and recommendation its procurement would not have been a success.

The ambulance would be used for better service to the sick and suffering people of Arunachal Pradesh. The organization also vows to carry out social services at its best in the coming days and appeals for cooperation from the society.


Drawing Competition

Naharlagun, June 7: Continuing its effort to encourage drawing, the Naharlagun Reliance Life Insurance (RLI) organized a senior and junior group drawing and painting competition here at Malei & Shelungba Memorial Residential English School Banderdewa today on the theme “a scene of environmental pollution”.

Amit Dey, Nani Chobing, Utpal Hazarika, Madhajya Saikia and Bhaskar Subedhi bagged the first, second, third and consolations prize in senior group and Aditya Kumar, Krishna Dahariya, Gungte Shivam Taro and Ralo Joke got first, second, third and consolation prize in junior group.

Coordinating the programmee, RLI senior sales manager Yayo Lombi highlighted the importance of co caricular activities besides studying.

RLI BDM Migam Doke encouraged the participants to take part in such activities in future and urged the teaching faculty to organize such activities frequently to encourage the student.


Tatar appointed chairman

ITANAGAR, June 7: The governor of Arunachal Pradesh has appointed former Minister Tatar Kipa and Nabam Vishal as Chairman and Vice Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd.


Union demands payment of staff salary

ITANAGAR, June 7: All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) members visited primary health center (PHC) Mengio run by Karuna Trust and interacted with public and staff of the PHC.

The union expressing displeasure over the delay of payment of salary to its staff said that the staff of the Mengio PHC are not getting their salary since March 2011. It appealed to the concerned authority of the Trust to immediately release the pending salary and disburse the staff salary every month.

The union also demanded the authority to post required staff at the PHC.

It further demanding immediate restoration of Ambulance at PHC Mengio claimed that government has sanctioned one Ambulance against Mengio but there is no Ambulance in the PHC and added that the infrastructure of the PHC also need better maintenance.


MVA violators booked

ITANAGAR, June 7: Continuing its vehicle checking drive in Capital Complex, the traffic cell of the police department along with MVI and members of the Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) booked 12 traffic violators and also imposed fine to some other  violators of traffic rules  on June 6 and 7.  During the drive, it was found that most of the drivers of commercial vehicles are unaware of traffic rules and having no valid documents. The Federation appealed to the drivers to strictly follow the traffic rules and avoid reckless driving.


Union resents

ITANAGAR, June 7: All Papum Poma Students’ Union (APPSU) has resented that the people of Bassarnallo, Jote, Poma, Balijan, Tarasso and Kokila area have been facing administrative hardship due to dereliction of duty by the Govt employees. It appealed to the Govt staff to attend office regularly for convenience of general people.

Union also appealed to the PWD, Doimukh division to start construction of proposed road from Kampo to Tapioso as per Govt guidelines.


Area developmental meeting held

ITANAGAR, June 7: Chiputa Village Welfare Society developmental meeting and unanimously decided to preserve natural resources of the area.

The house prohibit use of explosive and chemical in hunting and fishing, cutting down of trees and Bamboos for commercial purposes and also decided to impose huge fine against the violator within their jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, new executive body of the committee has been constituted during the meeting with Taba Son, Tana Todu and president and general secretary of the society.


Medical camps

ITANAGAR, June 7: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti,Daporijo organized six medical camps in the villages of Upper Subansiri disrtict . The camp started on 1st June and concluded on 6th June. Camps were held at Sippi,Menga,Mekdong,Riba,Rilo and Tawarijo.

266 patients were treated and free medicines were distributed by the Mobile Unit of Arun Jyoti.

During the summer and rainy season Kendra is planning to conduct regular medical camps in the district.


Orientation program cum Training

ITANAGAR, June 7: A one day orientation program cum Training on rodent management was held at Kokila under Balijan circle yesterday, under the aegis of the District Agriculture Officer, Yupia, Papum Pare.

About 100 farmers including PRI members, GBs from and within the Kokila Panchyats segment actively participated in the training.

The training saw fruitful interaction between the trainees and the visiting officials. Some pulse crop seeds and pesticides were also distributed to the trainees.


Union appeals

ITANAGAR, June 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labours Union (AAPGDLU) has appealed to the divisional forest officer, Banderdewa to reengage the casual labour Jageswar Haro in forest department. Haro, who has been working as casual labour under forest department since 1983, was discharged from his service on June 1 due to ‘some unusual circumstances’, the Union said and requested the authorities to  withdraw the discharge order on humanitarian ground.  It further said, Haro with four school going children is facing unprecedented financial problems after he was discharged from his service.


Sports and Cultural Centre

ITANAGAR, Jun 7: The Itanagar and Naharlagun centres (circle) of  Donyi Polo Sports and Cultural Centre under the banner of Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) were constituted in a meeting held at Naharlagun recently.

Yido Boje, Mudo Ado, Deni Boje have been appointed president, vice president and general secretary respectively of Itanagar centre while Nabam Ruja, Tader Mabu and Chello Talo were appointed as president, vice president and general secretary respectively of Naharlagun centre.


Swimming pool to re-open

ITANAGAR, June 7: The defunct swimming pool of Ganga Lake will re-open from June 8. However, it will remain close every Monday for weekly maintenance.

Few months after inauguration the swimming pool was rendered defunct after due to some technical problems.

The lessee holder of the pool, Sama Dodum appealed all the visitors to follow rules and regulations of the swimming pool for smooth functioning of the pool.


Development committee formed

ITANAGAR, June 7: The people of newly created Payeng circle, has formed its local development committee with former MLA Tara Payeng and Gyaku Malling as its chairman and general secretary.


Healing crusade

ITANAGAR, June 7: Deepak Nabam Ministries in Christ is organizing 3 days healing crusade at Senki Park Prayer Centre, Itanagar from June 18-20.

Rev. MK Babu from New Delhi will attend the three day’s programme as speaker.

On  June 20, Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin would lay down the foundation stone of Senki Park, Destitute Shelter Building cum Prayer Hall.

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A lesson for Governor, CM and Environment minister

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my perception on the Message given by  Governor Gen (Retd) J.J. Singh, Chief Minister  Jarbom Gamlin & Minister of Environment & Forest Setong Sena on World Environment Day. Their messages are very appreciable that we all should join together and rededicate ourselves for the cause of environment protection and biodiversity conservation for the common good.

Are they really thinking for the good cause of Environment & People? Well, we all know that past few years’ there have been lot of MOU/MOA signed between the Government & Private Companies and still the process is on. I don’t know whether they are aware of situation that may cause ill effect to the environment due to building of big dams & exploration of Minerals. If not then I would like to give them a basic infomration.

Building of Big Dams will submerge species, Flora & Faunas, and large areas of Forest. This will not only affect nature but also restricts fishes from movement from one area to another.

Exploration of Minerals means destruction of Forest & destruction of innumerable Species.

Years ago the Government stopped cutting of timbers which effected the livelihood of many Arunachalees. Did cutting of Timbers really effect the environment? If yes, then why allow building of Big Dams and give license for Mineral Exploration? The fact is that cutting of Timbers doesn’t effect as much as building of dams and exploration of minerals. The Forest of our state is covered with numerous plants & trees. Not all Plants & Trees are Timbers. This also shows that the government havrn’t thought about the cause of People.

It’s a request to Governor, Chief Minister and Cabinet Minister that please do not give such message when you yourself are not interested for good causes.


A Citizen



It was a wrong allegation

Dear Editor,

This is apropos to my letter of 2nd June ‘Let there Be Fair Distribution of Land; published in Readers Forum. It is to be clarified the second point of my write-up wherein I alleged the ZPM Bogong Anchal to have been confronted with me for a piece of land at Pasighat Township. Actually I am wrong and realized that the confrontation was with another person, an act of impersonation and it was a misnomer to quote the ZPM Bogong Anchal during his tenure as Member DLAAB.

Henceforth, I request all concerned not to misunderstand the ZPM Bogong Anchal rather appeal everyone to praise and support his doings for the bright future of Pasighat Township.


Concerned Citizen,

Pasighat, (on email)



Wonder if democracy is only

a sham

Dear Editor

I am not a Baba Ramdev fan but the brutal midnight crackdown by the Police in "Democratic India" on the Supporters was uncalled for.

Right to Demonstration is a Fundamental Right and the Baba and his supporters are only exercising their "Right To Information Act" about the public money stashed away in the Swiss banks.

Makes me wonder if Democracy is only a Sham in the present context !

What I and  perhaps many fellow citizens feel has been rightly quoted by Anna Hazare ," What is the difference between British autocracy and an Indian Government that thinks nothing of trampling on the democratic rights of citizens?"


Tsering Pentsom,




Why do rich citizens need

govt jobs?

Dear Editor,

I would like to add to Tangmi's views that it is not only the outsiders, it is also the insiders that are gobbling up the govt. jobs. The legislators and the high ups are adding up to the state's burden by getting their sons, daughters, relatives, chamchas and others into govt. jobs via nepotism and bribery. What is the need of govt. jobs for them when they are already very rich? Why don't they build up business enterprises for them instead of inviting them to the bandwagon of leeches suckling from the govt. Morality!! do they know anything about it? Why don't these high ups do some introspection and bail out our state from debts by investing their money in other creative businesses which would also absorb some of our unemployed youth. Leave the govt. jobs for our educated unemployed youth through fair competition. Poor them! They are in dire need of it and unlike some lazy and taking for granted employees, are ready to work very sincerely and be productive if given a chance.


A frustrated youth

(on email)







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