ITANAGAR, Sep 5: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA)
Lower Subansiri district unit thanked Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, Education Minister
Bosiram Siram, former education commissioner, Hage Khoda, State Project Director
SSA PN Thungon and all the cabinet ministers for fulfilling the long pending demand
of the association by enhancing the salary of teacher working under SSA.
The Lower Subansiri unit of AASSATA has called upon all the teachers working within
the district in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general to devote themselves
in their duties and make the students a nation builder.
Eleven teachers gets state award
ITANAGAR, Sep 5: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the
Teachers Day toady.
Altogether 11 teachers (see list) were honoured with State Award in a glittering
function organized at Banquet Hall here on the occasion of Teachers Day in presence
of large number of Govt officers including commissioners, secretaries, senior officers,
teachers and school children.
After giving away the awards as chief guest, Fisheries and Industries Minister Tako
Dabi highlighted the policy of the Govt in education sector with emphasis on quality
education that truely inspire the children to shape their career.
He called for joint effort of the teachers and parents to improve the quality of
education. Unless and until the teachers and parents work together for the betterment
and quality of education in the schools, irrespective of Govt and private schools,
our progeny continue to suffer, he observed.
Lauding the untiring efforts of teachers and congratulating the award winners, he
said this is the best away to recognize the efforts of our teachers and Dr Sarvepalli
Radhakrishnan who was a teacher of great repute and internationally acclaimed philosopher.
The service of teachers is highly noble as they are the architects of our future,
true ambassadors of enlightenment and the knowledge, Dabi said. “Our expectations
are very high and your responsibilities are higher,” he said and exhorted them to
uphold the true spirit of education through dedication, discipline and responsibility.
Expressing concern over absenteeism in remote areas and attitude of some teachers
to serve only in town areas, Dabi said such attitude causes distress to the students
of rural areas. Admitting that still there are few sincere teachers who are tirelessly
imparting quality education, Dabi, however, said that efforts of only few teachers
is not enough to improve the quality of education. He called for concerted efforts
of all the teachers for overall development of education sector.
Education Secretary Bandhana Deori and Director of School Education Bodung Yirang
also lauded the dedicated service of teachers and appealed them to continue to inspire
the young generation for sustainable future.
On behalf of the awardees, Kamlesh Kumari Sen, while lauding the state Govt including
education department for recognizing the services of teachers, said the good gesture
shown by the Govt will motivate others to work with dedication and sincerity. DIPR
ITANAGAR, Sep 5: There are reports of some minor skirmish incidents as the 48-hour
Capital bandh called by the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) began at 5 am today.
Though the security personnel deployed in the Capital chased away a group of agitators
in the morning hours, they re-surfaced at around 11.30, barged into the office of
the general manager, state transport, Papu Nallah and damaged the office properties
including furniture. They also burnt down the establishment and pension-related files
of personnel, informed Capital D C Bokar Basar today. However, the agitators again
fled way before the security personnel reached the spot, he informed.
The security personnel also lobbed tear gas in order to disperse a group of 7/8 people
who resorted to stone pelting from hill top near Nirjuli on the state transport buses,
the DC informed. In another incident, two motorcycles were burnt down near state
zoo at around 7 in the evening, sources informed.
However, bandh crippled normal life as all mode of transport except state transport
buses were off the road. Business and Govt establishments including banks and post
offices remained closed and Govt offices recorded thin attendance.
This is the 3rd phase of bandh called by ANSU in protest against Govt alleged failure
to deliver justice on reporter Pradeep Thakur issue.
Earlier, the students union gave two bandhs in support of its demands which included
immediate arrest of the reporter, unconditional apology from him, revelation of the
source of his derogatory remark and detailed call records of his two phone numbers.
The state government had declared the bandh illegal and directed its employees to
attend offices or face disciplinary action. Capital District magistrate also promulgated
section 144 Cr PC prohibiting carrying of any kind of lethal weapons including daos
and lathis as well assembling of more than five persons at any public place within
the Capital Complex.
Farmers advised to practice double cropping
CHANGLANG, Sep 5: Changlang ADC MC Roy advised the farmers to adopt latest agricultural
technologies and practice double cropping by making full use of the limited farm
The farmers should not confine to paddy cultivation only. They should also practice
horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry and sericulture etc to generate extra
income, Roy said during an interaction programme of progressive farmers of Changlang
with the scientist from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Deomali here on September 2.
Double cropping is a sustainable practice in which more than one crop is grown and
harvested at the same time, on the same ground. It helps to naturally control pests,
weeds and diseases while encouraging healthy soil, he said.
Emphasizing on the need to learn the latest technology and scientific methods of
cultivation by farmers for high production, District Agriculture Officer, H. Chimyang
said that the programmes mainly aimed at facilitating the farmers to interact directly
with the KVK scientists. He informed that such kind of programme could not be held
in the district in the last for three years due to non availability of a regular
Dr. N. Kumar, Program Coordinator KVK, Deomali gave emphasis on regular link between
the farmers and scientist to know the latest technology development. Samki Zongsam,
Chairperson, Anchal Samity, who is also a progressive farmer, appealed to organize
such interaction programme in villages for the benefit of the ordinary farmers. He
urged the participating progressive farmers to teach the fellow farmers in the village
on the knowledge they have gained during the interaction programme.
All the subject specialist scientists, Dr. N. Kumar, Programme Coordinator, Jitu
Moni Das, Scientist Main Subject(SMS) on Piggery and Fisheries, Rajdeep Dutta(SMS)
Composite Farming, Pranabjit Phukan(SMS) Agriculture Extension officer elaborately
explained through power point presentation and clarified their doubts and various
A large numbers of farmers from various villages of Changlang district viz. Phangtip,
New Sumlam, New Changlang, Old Changlang, Bubang and Laktong participated.
Meanwhile, it was informed during the interaction programme that Ginger cultivation
in the district has been spoilt this year due to excessive rain. DIPRO
TIPS conducts workshop on preservation and protection of culture
KHONSA, Sep 5: With broad objective to make the Nocte, the Wancho and the Tutsa
people of Tirap aware of the significance and values of their indigenous culture
and tradition, a workshop was organized by Tirap Indigenous People’s Society (TIPS)
here on September 3 last.
Speaking on the occasion, Chaphung Wangsu, Secretary TIPS said that meaningful, harmonious
and sustainable development is possible if culture and cultural forms are validated
to meet the needs of the time.
A circle wise group discussion on the topic- “Socio-cultural problems and challenges
faced by the Indigenous people of Tirap”, on which there was presentation by a member
from each circle on the key points.
Tirap deputy commissioner W.Lowang, former minister T.Aboh, EAC T.Aran and P.Lowang,
the patrons of TIPS gave views and suggestions on the means and ways for the cultural
protection and presentation. They emphasized on the need to revive the spirit of
multi-dimensional traditional educational institution (Paang or Paa), documentation
of folk lore and rituals, reintroduction of traditional games and sports, encouraging
the usage of local dialect etc.
N.Tanjang, the advisor of TIPS summarized the points of the workshop and highlighted
on the strategies and activities that will be taken up by TIPS in near future.
MLA, DC undertake ardous journey to explore tourism potential
YINGKIONG, Sep 5: In a bid to explore tourism potential of Upper Siang district,
MLA Alo Libang and Upper Siang deputy commissioner Liyon Borang accompanied by a
hosts of officers, panchayat members and public leaders undertook an ardous tour
to Titapuri (Tsetapuri) under Tuting Sub-division of the district from August 19
They visited the famous Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre where “Dhana Kosha,” the sacred
lake of knowledge and wealth is situated to have a first hand knowledge for exploring
tourism potentialities all along the route and to develop wayside amenities at appropriate
locations to boost tourism in the district.
The team crossed Jido, Ngaming and Kuging villages on foot and trekked through hills
crossing Soit, Mabi, Nunchak, Lama-tukkut, Kanebenggo and Pao-Lipik camps before
reaching Dhana Kosha, the sacred destination.
Buddhists believe that a pilgrimage to this place and merely seeing the sight of
this sacred lake, one’s obscurations of knowledge is cleared and negative karmas
accumulated over the years are purified. For this, the Buddhists specially perform
Kora (Circular walks around sacred lake/hills) to purify themselves.
The duo also visited Kora situated at a height of about 13700 feet above sea level
and prayed for development of the district and world peace.
While expressing satisfaction on successful completion of the tour and getting various
first hand inputs for follow-up actions, the duo appreciated Jumdo Diyum, DPO and
his staff for excellent management of requirements, D. Lama, CO and team for advance
arrangement at camps and Dr. K. Dai, DMO for medical coverage.
They also expressed gratitude to Api Tamut, ASM and villagers of Kuging, Ngaming
and Jido for extending support, especially Donyi-Polo Gangging of Tuting for praying
for safe journey and Kaden Jurmey, Lopon (Buddhist teacher) for accompanying and
doing puja at the holy place for the team. The MLA and DC duo also met the villagers
of Kuging, Ngaming and Tuting, Janbo, Miging and Singging and noted down their various
grievances during their return trip. They also visited the famous Tuting monastery.
DA tour remote circle to inspect projects
Anini, Sep 5: Dibang Valley deputy commissioner concluded his whirlwind tour of the
district by visiting Mipi circle on September 3 last.
During the visit to the circle, DC Abu Tayeng inspected various on-going projects
under BADP and other centrally sponsored schemes. Interacting with the circle officer,
contractors and locals, DC emphasized on ensuring proper monitoring and quality work
of all the ongoing projects in the circle.
The DC also expressed his firm determination and keen concern on improving school
infrastructure in the district. He urged panchayat member and villagers to safeguard
the govt. infrastructure of the circle.
The DC also inspected new office and residential building construction, repairing
work of the circle office, Mipi. He instructed the executing department to ensure
timely completion of projects within the targeted time.
Further, the DC gave assurance to the CO to provide the necessary office equipments
and required manpower to the circle office considering the remoteness of the circle
Fishery method demonstration organized at Deomali
ITANAGAR, Sep 5: Department of Fisheries, Tirap district organized a day-long method
demonstration programme on ‘Different management measures of scientific fish culture’
under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK),
The programme consisted of a brief theory session followed by practical.
Rupnarayan Pradhan, DFDO, Tirap district and Rajdeep Dutta, SMS (Fisheries), KVK
Tirap explained the principles of different management techniques of scientific fish
culture to the participants during the theory session.
Different management measures of scientific fish culture like determination of pH
of a fish pond using pH paper, application of quick lime in a fish pond, application
of different manures and fertilizers in a fish pond, supplementary fish feeding etc.
were demonstrated to the participants during the practical session, which was conducted
at Govt. Fish seed Farm Deomali.
The demonstrations were conducted by R. Dutta, SMS, KVK; P. Pillia, FO, Deomali;
H. Khoisia, FD and L. Wangsa, FD.
A total number of 20 fish farmers from 8 different villages of the district participated
in the programme.
It is worth mentioning that the Department of Fisheries also organized a similar
daylong method demonstration programme under ATMA at Kanuabari recently on August
Thirty-32 fish farmers of Kanubari area participated in the programme.
I would like to express my views regarding the bandh calls organised by the student
Earlier 'Bandh calls', were a relief from the daily duties, but since now it’s becoming
like a trend, disrupting classes of students, business, office etc. everyone is
getting tired now! The student unions voice, seems is becoming dull. If the issue
means so much to them they should try other alternatives to get themselves noticed.
Anna Hazare has become a world phenomenon by just holding a fast, maybe they can
take inspiration from him and maybe the general public too would give their whole
hearted support to it. Its a request from the student community, who does not have
a clue what their student leader is upto, to please kindly stop bandh calls. Last
year’s the syllabus is still pending, this year we dont want to go through the same
Make healthcare accessible for all
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to share my wonderful experience
during my visit to Govt Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Agartala for treatment of
a close relative last month.
I have very nice experience with doctors, nurses and the staff of Hospital, who are
dedicatedly rendering their services. Their soft spoken nature and special care for
the patients is highly commendable, which I never experienced in any other Govt and
private hospitals. All medical tests have been done free of cost and almost all the
medicines prescribed by doctors are available in the hospital and medicine also distributed
free of cost which is beneficial for every section of the society, especially the
poor people. We must take a lesson from such a Govt Hospital.
Moreover, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the students from Arunachal
Pradesh who are studying in Agartala for their cooperation during the treatment
of the patient.
On the other side, the Arunachal State Hospital at Naharlagun is no doubt rendering
yeomen service to the people with good number of doctors, nurses but it has been
found that most of the prescribed medicines by doctors are not available in the hospital
and people have to buy them from nearby pharmacies, which is not possible for all
the people. Moreover, except few, all the medical tests has to be conducted in private
Being a senior citizen of Arunachal Pradesh, I appeal the state Govt, especially
the department of health and family welfare to take an example from Govt Indira Gandhi
Memorial Hospital, Agartala and request to make all kind of medical test available
in the Arunachal State Hospital and provide medicines free of cost for the benefit
of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Change your policy
The write up of Kajal Chatterjee touched a nerve here also. I think it is high time
India should change its policy in the north east. But before that a real leader should
emerge spearheading the cause of the region. India should give up centralised policy
especially in the seven sister states because the region is different culturally,
socially and economically from other parts. I don't understand why each and every
govt. in the centre takes us for just time pass!!!!
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Climate cycles trigger conflict
A study has shown that cyclical climate events like the El Niño, which lead to a
drop in food production, increase the likelihood of conflict in developing countries.
According to scientists, cyclical climatic changes double the risk of civil wars,
with analysis showing that 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were triggered
by the El Niño cycle,
Researchers connected the climate phenomenon known as El Niño, which brings hot and
dry conditions to tropical nations and cuts food production, to outbreaks of violence
in countries from southern Sudan to Indonesia and Peru.
The research, published in Nature, uses a statistical approach to show that the risk
of a conflict doubles from 3% to 6% in El Niño cycles (which occur every three to
seven years) in affected nations. Unaffected nations showed no such pattern.
The analysis shows that a fifth of the 250 civil conflicts between 1950 and 2004
were precipitated by hotter, drier weather. Differing levels of poverty, democracy
and population did not alter the strength of the climate-conflict link, nor did the
impact of the end of colonial rule in many countries by 1975.