ITANAGAR, Sep 20: All Itanagar Youth Welfare Association (AIYWA) has appealed the
state Govt to take necessary steps for development of school infrastructure in order
to accommodate growing number of students in the twin city of capital.
While adopting resolutions in its meeting held here today for submission to the state
Govt, the Association further suggested that the state Govt should chalk out necessary
plan for construction of double storied building within the existing school campus
in various schools of both Itanagar and Naharlagun in view of limited land space
in Capital and to accommodate the students coming from various districts of the state.
As the renovation of existing old school infrastructure will involve huge financial
liability, construction of double storied building would help solve the infrastructure
problem with minimum fund, the Association observed.
Enquiry into ASM’s death
AALO, Sep 20: The circumstance leading to death of Late Takom Palong, ASM of Kaying,
West Siang who died of electrocution on 8th September last is being inquired by a
team. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rumgong rushed to Kaying village for immediate
enquiry accompanied by the officers of Electrical Division, Rumgong, C.O. Kaying
Circle, Secretary General and Secretaries of AKO Society and Mandal President 32-Rumgong
B.J.P. Unit on 16th September last. Further, ADC Rumgong visited victims family and
paid Rs. 50,000/-(Rupees Fifty Thousand) only from district administration and other
Rs. 50,000/- has been handed to victims family by way of donation by Electrical Division
of Rumgong. ADC Rumgong urged the concerned department to initiate proper inquiry
& work out compensation packages upfront for the family members of the deceased.
RONO HILLS, Sep 20: “Official Language Hindi Week”, as part of weeklong Hindi Diwas
celebration organized by the Hindi department, Rajiv Gandhi University concluded
here at conference hall today. “Hindi is not only our official language but also
our business language”, said Vice Chancellor Prof Tamo Mibang while speaking at the
valedictory function as the chief guest. Highlighting the importance of language,
he believed that language is a perfect tool for innovation when coupled with technological
development, which can bring along a dignified society.
The main speaker of the celebration, Prof Devraj stressed upon publication of folktales,
folklores, myths and various other beliefs in Hindi, so that the mainland Indian
can have an taste of our tribal society.
Among others, Dr K C Kapoor, Dr Syamshankar Singh, Dr Amendra Tripathi also spoke
at length on the importance of Hindi language in the society.
Prizes were distributed to the winners of various literary competitions organized
earlier by the department on the occasion, according to a report sent by the Mass
Communication Dept, RGU)
APEYO supports AVYF
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: While extending support to the demand made by Arunachal Volunteer
Youth Federation (AVYF) to drop Tourism Minister Pema Khandu, Arunachal Pradesh Elite
Youth Organization (APEYO) appealed to the State Government that it should not try
to defend such ‘corrupt’ leader since the issue involves common interest rather than
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Polo Colony Welfare and Development Committee, Naharlagun is organizing
mass social service within the colony on September 24.
The programe would be attended by MLA Techi Kaso and ADC, Capital Complex Bokar Basar,
students and members of various organizations.
Dunium villagers appeal for connectivity
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Dunium Village Development Committee highlighting the grievances
being faced by the villagers said that the there is no proper road and electricity
connectivity in the village.
It strongly appealed to the local MLA of 14th Doimukh Assembly Constituency to look
into the grievances of the villagers immediately.
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: The officers and staff of General Manager, State Transport Services
office, Naharlagun expressed their grief sorrow on the untimely demise of Hina Talin,
Conductor, State Transport Services, Itanagar who died yesterday at Naharlagun.
The officers and staff extended their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family
members and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Awareness cum maintenance drive
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Energy Solution, Itanagar in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh
Energy Development Agency is launching state wide awareness campaign cum maintenance
drive of the existing solar equipments in every district of the state from first
week of October.
CCRT scholarship to Shatabdi
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Shatabdi Nath a student of Nrityangan Dance and Music Academy,
Itanagar has been selected for CCRT Scholarship in the field of classical Dance (Kathak)
by Ministry of Cultural, Government of India.
Union reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) has reiterated its demand for
high level enquiry into alleged embezzlement of Rs 4.80 crore NEC fund meant for
improvement of power supply at Mengio.
Expressing displeasure over the delay in investigation, the union said that it had
submitted a representation to power secretary (electricity) on August 12 in this
regard. But there is no any encouraging steps being taken for recovery of embezzled
fund and action against officers involved in irregularities, the union said.
Conference of Presiding Officers
New Delhi: Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Tapang Taloh, would attend the Conference
of Presiding Officers of Legislative Bodies in India to be held at Jaipur from 20th
to 24th September. The deputy speaker would take the place of Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong
as the Assembly Session of State Legislative Assembly is slated from Sept 23-26.
During the Conference at Jaipur, Taloh will take part on the discussion "The Role
of Legislature in Scrutinizing and making Laws of Good Governance", which has been
moved by the Assam Legislative Assembly and also in other topics besides symposium
in the last day.
The Conference would be chaired by Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar.
Ultimatum to Govt
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has given 7 days ultimatum
to the State Government to hand back NH 52A road from Banderdewa to Hollongi over
to BRTF failing which the organization has threatened to launch democratic movement.
A peaceful rally cum dharna was staged in front of Raj Bhawan recently by APCF, ACCYWF
etc. in support of their demand where the ADC to Governor on behalf of the Governor
had assured to take up the matter with the State Government on or before September
12, the organization said.
It said that APPWD has totally failed to maintain the road properly ever since the
road was taken back from BRTF by APPWD. Further, funds meant for maintenance of the
road are also not being used judiciously, it alleged.
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union (APCU) is going to attend
the Working Committee Meeting (WCM) of All India Catholic Union (AICU) at Baroda
in Gujarat from September 23 to 25 next. The APCU team, comprising president Tok
Buttum and general secretary Taw Tabin – who are also the executive members of AICU
- is leaving here for Baroda tomorrow to represent the State in the three-day meeting.
The WCM is scheduled to discuss various important issues, especially regarding the
upliftment of Dalits and Churches across the country.
It may be mentioned here that the APCU earlier underwent a survey in various districts
of the State – West Siang, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, East Kameng, West Kameng
and Papum Pare to gather a first-hand knowledge about the functioning of Churches.
Lisus say no to relocation from Namdapha National Park
MIAO, Sep 20: The Lisu community is yet to come to a final decision on the issue
of re-habilitation and relocation from Namdapha National Park despite various meetings
set up by the local administration. There has been a series of meetings between the
Lisu and Singpho, Tangsa and the administration to find a permanent solution to the
issue of re-habilitation.
Though the Lisu’s had earlier in a representation submitted to the Parliamentary
Secretary (Environment and Forest), government of Arunachal Pradesh had sought for
alternate land which is secure, protected and free from encroachment yet the disposition
of today’s meeting spoke otherwise.
A committee was constituted for identifying alternate land during a meeting held
on April 26 last. The committee was headed by Circle Officer (land records) of ADC
office Miao with seven members representing NGOs, public leaders of Singpho and Tangsa
community besides officers of the concerned department.
The committee identified 200 hectors of RF land outside the Namdapha National Park.
The identified area is approximately 10 kms from Miao.
Though the committee put forward proposal of the verified land before the Lisu community
for consent yet it was rejected outright.
We should not be moved from our present settlement area. For many years we have been
writing to the government not to relocate us from our ancestral land, said Nibodi
GB Liaso Yobin.
38 Mile GB Atseta Yobin also said that it is a unanimous decision of all the Lisus
living within the park that they will not leave the land that they have been occupying
for many years. We wish to stay within the park and we will take responsibility to
protect wildlife, he further said.
The land identified for us has a lot of plantation and wildlife and if we settle
there it would mean destruction of more forest, Atseta said.
GB Hwayasi Yobin said that no immediate decision can be given by the community on
the issue of alternative land. He said that the community will first see the land
for themselves and than a decision will be made known to the administration.
Being a local, onus rest more seriously on my shoulders to find land for the Lisu
so that there is a permanent solution to the problem vis-a-vis conservation of wildlife
as well as proper re-location and settlement of Lisu families living within the Namdapha
National Park said S Jongsam CF & FD (Project Tiger).
The Field Director also informed the meeting that if the Lisus agree than Forest
Department would start the process for de-reservation of RF land.
Jongsam further said that the land verified would be recognized as Lisu area and
the local administration would issue LPC.
Jongsam also informed that in an earlier meeting with the Lisu community, they were
intimated about the Rehabilitation package announced by the government of India under
which two options were given.
Under the first option a package of 10 lac rupees in cash per family if they were
willing to vacate the land and the second option was that the government would identify
suitable land for rehabilitation and take up other developmental activities for the
As per discussion, the Lisu’s had rejected the relocation package under Option one.
The community had agreed on the second option provided that the land should be free
from domination of other tribes and prosecution, he said.
I fail to understand as to why our proposal is being rejected when we have followed
the desired demands of the Lisus to finding an alternate land that is secure, protected
and free from encroachment of any other tribe, Jongsam said. He further appealed
the community leaders to seriously consider on the matter. Assistant Field Director
P Tangha giving a brief report of the land verified by the committee also said that
the land identified was located 3 kms beyond the Park area.
SEACOW general secretary Phupla Singpho urged the Lisu community to accept the land
identified by the committee for the betterment of all. Re-location is a serious issue
not only for the state government but also for the nation, he said.
Phupla further appealed the Lisu community to recognize the serious concern and efforts
put into finding the alternate land for them by the locals and the committee.
Charanong Tikhak, GB Khachang urged the administration to make proper demarcation
of the area. He said that before any re-location takes place, the nearby villages
should be informed through proper notification.
Singpho Development Society Vice-President cum The Miao Times Editor Pisi Zauing
also urged the Lisu community to come to a decision for the good of society and the
Numerous steps are being taken for eco-logical balance around the world today. We
need to understand the urgent need to protect and conserve our environment and wildlife,
Zauing hoped that the Lisu’s would take a positive decision quickly and bring an
end to the issue of re-location.
It is disheartening to note that despite various exercise carried out by the administration
and well wishers for the good the Lisu community, the meeting today has not be rewarding
said Miao ADC T Mara.
Mara urged the intellectuals and the younger generation of the Lisu community to
think about their future and take a decision.
He also informed the people that the government will not be able to provide any kind
of facilities to the community living in encroached area.
Without taking a look at the alternative land verified by the committee and rejecting
the proposal is great setback for those who have been working positively for the
good of the Lisu community, Miao CO S Roy said.
He informed that no state or central package will be available for those living within
the Namdapha National Park.
Senior Public Leader K K Muklom urged the Lisu community to give a second thought
to the proposal put forwarded by the committee.
When we are living together in a society it is difficult to ignore the anguish faced
by the other. When the Lisu community faces trouble it becomes the problem of Singphos
and Tangsas as well, he said and appealed them to accept the alternative land that
will not only be recognized but also developed with basic amenities like road, health
centers, educational institutions, water and electricity supply besides others.
Nature Conservation Foundation Sr Scientist Dr Aprajita Dutta, who has been leading
community-based conservation initiatives with the Lisu community urged them to consider
the 200 hectors identified by the committee as the issue of Lisu rehabilitation has
been pending for a long while now.
Namdapha National Park is very important from bio-diversity point of view, she said
and added that to save the national park, it is very important to re-located the
families living within the park but with their agreement and consent.
She informed the meeting that it is very important for the families to move from
the park as the settlement area is very fertile and a good spot where regeneration
of wildlife is possible.
Since the day long deliberation failed to come to any conclusion the local administration
gave a timeline till October 10 next for the Lisu community to come up with a final
Assistance to differently abled persons
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: An assessment camp for providing Aids and Appliances to differently
abled persons is going to be organised by the District Administration, Papum Pare,
and the Department of Social Welfare Women & Child Development, Naharlagun, with
inputs from Donyi Polo Mission School for the Hearing Impaired, Chimpu and Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital, Itanagar, on Sept 22 0930 hrs in collaboration with ALIMCO, Guwahati
under “Assistance to Disabled Persons (ADIP)” scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice
and Empowerment, Government of India, in the school ground of Donyi Polo Mission
School for the Hearing Impaired, Chimpu, Itanagar.
The persons with disabilities, desirous of attending the camp are required to produce
income certificate, having monthly income less than Rs. 6500/-, or a BPL card, along
with a small photograph exposing the disability.
Interesting persons may contact the Office of the Deputy Director, District ICDS
Cell, Yupia, and Principal, Donyi Polo Mission School for the Hearing Impaired, Chimpu,
Itanagar for further details by calling at 9436416702.
Preparation on for Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: SIRD and Department of Rural Development is conducting two days
State Level Workshop-cum-Training on Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 from today.
Tape Bagra, Commissioner(RD) while explaining about the importance of the survey
urged all Deputy Commissioners, Project Directors , Master Trainer Facilitator and
officers from Rural Development and Urban Development to take workshop very seriously
for successful conduction of survey during November, 2011 and to have a realistic
data on BPL in rural as well urban areas.
Secretary (Urban Development) Kapa Kholie explained the role and responsibilities
of the Urban department in carrying the survey in 27 census towns of the state. He
requested them to carry out the survey with full dedication so that programmes and
policies for rural and urban poor can be designed accordingly.
Jokey Angu, Director (RD) explained the module of survey and the role and responsibilities
of Department in this mission. There would be electronic device where the data would
be feed by respondents and entered directly at the field by enumerators. But where
there is no electric facility, in such would blocks, data be manually collected.
The use of tablet PC and Data Entry Operation System was further highlighted by Deputy
Bharti Chanda, Jt. Director, Census Operation dwelt on schedules of rural and urban
areas and gave a break up of the population.
At end of the day Commissioner (RD) collected the information on status of preparedness
of each district. Almost all Deputy Commissioners and Project Directors have apprised
that they are ready to conduct the socio-economic survey, 2011 but the time frame
given may not be sufficient to cover the entire area of the state because some villages
in the state take 6-7 days to reach by foot.
AAPSU welcomes step on TOI issue, reminds legislators
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: All Arunachal Pradesh Students ’ Union(AAPSU) appreciated the outcome
of the joint sitting between the state government with Nyishi Elite Society and All
Nyishi Students’ Union regarding Pradeep Thakur issue. In a release AAPSU hoped that
the new committee set up would go in all details so that the furor caused by the
controversy will have a permanent conclusion.
The apex student’s body of the state also called upon all the elected representatives
to discuss important issues like deteriorating law and order situation in state capital,
poor education scenario, Chakma-Hajong issue, interstate boundary issue in the ensuing
legislative assembly session starting from the 23rd of September. The union also
further called upon the state government to spruce up the road condition of the capital
complex. AAPSU also appealed all those politicians who are camping outside state
to think for citizen of Arunachal and work for the betterment of state. Further union
expressed concern over report that in many departments, officers are taking advantage
of absentee ministers and parliamentary secretaries for their personal benefits.
AAPSU warned that if such reports are true, they will take their own course of action
against such erring officials.
ANSU concerned at law and order problem
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Expressing serious concern over recent firing incident in which
two persons received grievous bullet injuries, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)
urged the Home Minister to make proper strategy for providing full security to its
The State is witnessing law and order problems in the last couple of months which
has caused fear psychosis and infused a feeling of insecurity among people, ANSU
While condemning the firing incident, the students union demanded the authority to
arrest the culprits within five days failing which the Union would be compelled to
launch democratic movement. All Nguri Welfare Society while condemning the incident,
said that the firing incident has exposed the deteriorating law and order problems
of the capital. It demanded the authority to bring the culprits to book under appropriate
section of the law.
Seven more cases of Hepatitis-B at Ziro
ZIRO, Sep 20: As many as 7 Hepatitis-B positive have been detected during one day
Free Hepatitis-B Screening Test-cum-Awareness Campaign held at Govt. Secondary School,
Hong on Sept. 17 last. The camp was organized by NEETI Society (NS), Ziro in collaboration
with Bristol Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. 343 people came forward for the
Hibu Uma, ZPM, Niichi (Hong) while attending the camp as the chief guest suggested
people of Hong village in particular and Ziro Valley in general to avail such free
test when expert team from reputed Company come to their door steps. The NEETI Society’s
chairman, Yachang Tacho briefed on impact of Hepatitis-B and also explained as to
why his society is keen to organize screening tests in the valley. The team would
also conduct the programe at Govt. Secondary School, Tajang and at Old Ziro on Sept
23 and Sept 24 next respectively.
The screening tests were conducted by Pintu Dhar, disease advisor, Chandan Nath and
Susanta Ghosh technicians of the Company. Of the, 7 positive cases have been detected
in the camp.
APCSCEU appeals for termination of illegal appointment
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat Contingencies Employees Union
(APCSCEU), Itanagar conducted a meeting here today regarding illegal appointments
of group ‘C’ staff in Civil Secretariat, Itanagar.
The union alleged that 20 Group C Staff were appointed in Civil Secretariat illegally
in recent past. It appealed to the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary to terminate
all the alleged illegal appointments within September and decided to sit on Dharna
in front of Chief Minister’s Office/Bunglow on October 18 and 19 if their demand
is not fulfilled within the stipulated time.
Video Conferencing at Itanagar Bench of Guwahati High court
NAHARLAGUN, Sep 20: The Video conferencing System of Itanagar Bench of Guwahati
High court was inaugurated by Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court, Justice Madan
B. Lokur, at Court No.1 of Itanagar Bench here today in the presence of Guwahati
High court Judge (Itanagar Bench) Justice K. Meruno, Additional Advocate General,
Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Kardak Ete, Deputy Registrar P.B. Dutta, Arunachal
Pradesh Bar Association President Pritam Taffo and Bar Members and employees of
the High court bench.
After inaugurating the video conferencing unit Justice Lokur, in a face to face talks
with the Judges and other members of Guwahati High court through video conferencing
said our physical distances have been reduced to a great extent. This will greatly
help not only the Judiciary system of the state but will also be very less expensive
and convenient for the Advocates and the clients as court proceedings going on at
Guwahati and other states can be watched and joined.
On a query from one of the Judges from Guwahati on whether all the seven states of
the northeast can have a joint session, Justice Lokur, said at this stage we can
have joint sessions of at least four states, beyond that the picture quality will
be low, but one to one video conferencing with all the state courts of the Northeast
can be made. Besides, Itanagar and Guwahati, Video conferencing facility is available
at Nagaland and Mizoram, he added. (DIPR)
Youths are backbone of nation: Babu
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: The youths are the back bone of the nation, said former MLA Kipa
Babu while inaugurating the office of the All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association,
at I G Park, near King Cup Public school, here today.
Addressing the large number of youth on the occasion as chief guest, Babu, who is
also Itanagar City Congress president, called upon the youths, particularly the youth
of the Capital Complex to discard all kind of bad habit including use of drug etc
and participate in nation building process.
The former MLA also urged upon the ACCYWA to involve more youth, especially the
youth of Capital Complex in its noble work for the cause of society. The MLA said
that he is ready to support the association but for right cause and called upon the
Association members to work with a vision and accomplish the work within a targeted
period of time.
Speaking on the occasion, the guest of honour and former president of ACCYWA Achung
Yumlam narrated his experience in the Association and also highlighted the activities
for well-being of the people during his tenure.
He called upon the organizations to work for the development of nation and also stressed
on unity among the youths of every community for their rights.
Special guest and president of Arunachal Law Students Union Tadar Tarish assured
his support to the noble cause of the Association, particularly in education sector.
He said, everyone should have knowledge of law for better society and smooth running
ACCYWA president Khoyda Daniel and general secretary Tai Roket also spoke on the
occasion and extended sincere thanks to all the participants in the function including
VIPs, youth of various sectors and colonies.
Training of Trainers for Measles SIA
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: A one day Training of Trainers of block level medical officers
of Tirap District on Measles Supplementary Immunization Activity (SIA) was conducted
at District Hospital Khonsa on Sept 20.
The training was formally inaugurated by DMO Tirap Dr S.Ronya. Addressing the gathering,
he requested the Medical officers coming from periphery to implement the National
immunization programme successfully in all the seven blocks of the District due from
21st November onward till 11th Dec/11. He requested the Doctors to take utmost care
to avoid any adverse events following immunization.
Dr.K.Perme DRCHO Tirap explained the objectives and the genesis of Measles catch
up campaign for which the SIA is being launched in the country.
Trainings included lecture, discussion, ppt, exercise with presentation by participants
and AV show. Altogether 14 Medical officers attended the training.
Resource person were Dr.K.Perme, Dr.P.Monwangham, Dr.T.Moidam and Dr.K.Matey who
were trained at Naharlagun state hospital recently.
Impact of climate change
More than 30 million people were displaced last year by environmental and weather-related
disasters across Asia, experts have warned, and the problem is only likely to grow
worse as climate change exacerbates such problems.
Tens of millions more people are likely to be similarly displaced in the future by
the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, floods, droughts and
reduced agricultural productivity. Such people are likely to migrate in regions across
Asia, and governments must start to prepare for the problems this will create, a
report by the Asian Development Bank warned.
The Asian Development Bank warned that governments must start to make preparations
now, to be ready for the multiplying threats, and because more extreme weather has
already started to take effect, though changes so far have not been dramatic in their
The bank is working on a report that will set out in detail the likely problems and
propose a range of potential policy changes to help to deal with them. The report
will be published next spring, though preliminary research is being disclosed at
a series of regional conferences in the intervening months.
The probable solutions are likely to include measures to improve vital infrastructure,
such as energy provision, transport systems and communication networks, in order
to make such infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change.
A peace loving state?
It seems that our state, which was till now known as the most peaceful state, is
joining with rest of the North-Eastern States in the race of insurgency.
Attack on Advocate Taba Tagum, threat to FCI GM, shootings at Pasighat and Sinki
Park etc. All these and many more incidents tell us that we should give up the "peace
loving state" tag. Although we may keep on calling ourselves peace loving, but in
the present world of internet and Mobile communications, these incidents aren't hidden
from the rest of the world, who are deciding how peace loving we are. Whom are we
fooling? Them? I don't think so. Because they all know what’s going on in our state.
Until now our state did not find much airtime in national channels. But, now we have
started making news, but the news is not that we should we proud of. We are making
news only on wrong topics. Mainland people didn't know anything about Arunachal till
now, but they do something now. They know how mean and dumb we are, that we are fighting
each other on communal grounds, there is no stable Govt. and that you can't tell
when you'll get hit by a bullet on glaring daylight.
N L Richo
NIT Patna, (on email)
Dismantling of govt properties
Illegal dismantling of Govt Quarters is being witnessed in every corner of district,
Daporijo in particular. Off course, the pace of dismantling is very slow which makes
DA blind further in term of action. Nevertheless, had the present DC been strict
in action, it would have saved many Govt Quarters from being dismantled.
DC is equally responsible for it as he is incapable of executing the law against
illegal encroachment. The public of Daporijo feels that DC should stay in his place
of posting rather than in his wife's place of posting. People off course are happy
at his absence as they can dismantle another wall of Govt. Qtr fearlessly. If this
trend continues then very shortly not a single Govt. Qtr will be left. Govt should
also see that officers and officials who have stayed more than the stipulated time
period as per the norm must be transferred out. If transfer/posting is maintained
strictly then such illegal encroachment will be prevented easily.
A citizen (on email)
Woes of district headquarters
Your daily is the only newspaper that reaches Upper Subansiri so I would like to
request you that basic problems of the District must be given importance in your
newspaper. Only focusing the problems of Twin Capital, Itanagar and Naharlagun
and particular tribes will not do justice to rest of the people of the Arunachal
On the other hand, all the district of Arunachal Pradesh too want to enjoy the
basic facilities that are available in the Twin Capitals.
I would like to seek the attention of the District Administration, concerned departments,
Public leaders of Daporijo for better road communication, power and water supply.
The deplorable road condition from Gandhi Market-New Market up to District Hospital
Daporijo which is supposed to the life- line of Daporijo Township is for all to
see. The road has become so bad that pregnant Women fear to travel apprehending
spontaneous abortion. Their regular monthly visit to Hospital is an uphill task because
of the bad road condition.
Even our learned District Magistrate and other officials ride on this road on a regular
basis. They know better but no effort has been initiated to correct it. Proper Drainage
system is non-existent which create havoc in rainy seasons.
Many will remember recent total power failure in Upper Subansiri Disrtict which could
have been controlled had the department concerned had enough trained personnel to
handle such situation.
These all are indirectly or directly related to corruption. Though we have paid
Road tax in one go, paying water supply bill & electricity bill on regular basis
to Govt, the services are very poor. Roads are un-motorable, drinking water are
turbid in rainy season and power supply is erratic though we pay from our hard
Janlokpal Bill is the only straw of hope. Till then, there is no hope apart from
taking a ride on un-motorable road.
Daporijo, (on email)
Earthquake and dams
Everyone is shocked by Sept 18 earthquake which shook half of India measuring a 6.9
on the Richter scale. The quake hit Sikkim and many parts in India trembled. Think
what will happen to the high seismic zone Arunachal if all the Mega Dam projects
numbering more than hundred come up.
Devastation and nothing less! Can the power corps and the Govt. ever assure of a
tension free state in the future? Haven’t we learnt a lesson from Japan or from the
latest quake which was not that far?
Say no to Big Dams.
A concerned Citizen
Likabali , (on email)
Problem of water
Since last month, water supply is irregular in Itanagar giving a lot of problems
to consumers. Water is supplied only 4 days a week. Sometimes water is supplied for
only 15 minutes while at times its just for half an hour. In some days, there is
no water supply at all for two three days at a stretch.
I request PHE Department to supply water regularly to mitigate the problems of the
Vivek Vihar, (on email)
The quiz contest
I would like to express my gratitude to the DDSE Changlang and the organising committee
of District Level Governor's Quiz competition organized at DIET Auditorium, Changlang
on Sept 16.
At the sometime, I would like to request that in such competitions no teacher of
HSS/SS teachers should be entrusted to frame the questions and no teacher should
be engaged as time keeper. This time all the questions were framed by a senior teacher
of government H.S.School, Changlang. No doubt the questions were simple and easy
but lacked current events.
The time keeper who was also a senior teacher of the HS School Changlang had different
timings for other schools. In such cases, students coming from other schools are
demoralised. Here the quiz master was an energetic young doctor, Dr. Thangjam from
Dist. Hospital Changlang who acted aptly from beginning to the end.
Margherita, (on email).
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