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Say No to sexual violence against women

NEW DELHI: Sexual violence against women poses no less threat to the Indian culture and civilization these days. A steep rise in these cases has made the capital city of Delhi a darkening den of rapists which requires mass awareness to firmly deal with the menace. This was more or less of what a short film features drawing huge applause among the Delhities who have come to catch a glimpse of it. 

The story centering around a case of sexual violence where a youth raped a woman inside her residence. But a prompt initiative by the victim and her daughter forced the police to act quickly which was why, the culprit was caught. 

Tilu Das, an undergraduate student in the north eastern city of Guwahati said,  “Really relevant. This is, simply a huge message to the people not only living in Delhi but the entire nation should listen it. Only because of prompt initiative by Pragya, who happens to the victim’s daughter, Vijay, the culprit was captured by police,” said Sanjay Kakoti, student leader based in the capital. 

“Need of the hour is mass alertness to firmly deal with these cases. Alertness helps the police to track the criminals since they have a set of technology for it. Without peoples’ cooperation police alone can’t achieve thing,” said . 

Ajmir Singh, a social activist said,”the film, beyond doubt, has a noble intention. But it is silent on how to help the capital get rid of these incident: mass awareness is not the sole factor. Need of the hour is a slew of long term measure to change the mindset of a section of the people where consumerism reigns. Anyhow, the venture, in fact, is noble with sharp concept and crisp scripting.”

Satya Prasad Sabherwal, who owns the TVNF(Television News and Features) said,”I and TVNF started producing short films on various social issues which have been corroding the foundations of Indian society for a very very long time. I was keen to make a film on the issue of rape for a long time and had decided its title and script some two years back. But got the guts and time now. I would request all to watch Sanak and many other short films on TVNF channel on youtube.”   

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49th College Day of JNC starts

4 Nov 2015 - 9:13pm | HK Roy

49th College Day celebration at Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat declared open today by the state’s education minister Tapang Taloh amidst cheers and colourful presentation by the students. 

Addressing the huge gathering in the college ground, Taloh in his impressive speech stated “Discipline is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students”. He termed that discipline is like an addiction and once the students are disciplined then it is difficult to get rid of that and each pleasure of life can be experienced. According to him discipline was equally essential for all age of group but for students it holds a great value. Success would be theirs who value and practice self-discipline in life to scale newer heights of academic excellence. He urged the students to be attentive, punctual and hardworking to become worthy citizens of the nation. Students need to acquire latest knowledge through rigorous academic process and also should take part in sports and games to make them physically fit and personality development, he opined. There are reservations in sports quota to get for government jobs he informed and further advised the students to develop unity and brotherhood through such activities. The minister appealed teaching community to impart quality education and to put all-out efforts to make the society vibrant and advanced. Taloh also urged the college fraternity to adopt cleanliness as a permanent ethos of their life and work for generating awareness regarding clean atmosphere, personal hygiene and pollution free campus.

While highlighting the developments being brought under the dynamic leadership of the present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the education minister informed that 01 Cr. has been earmarked for quarters of the faculties and good amounts for laboratory of JNC and in addition, Two new buses and one Bolero for the principal have been given recently. Under RUSA, four crores has been sanctioned to promote higher education and the college authority should strictly monitor and should not compromise with the quality works, he added. He asked the district administration to provide at least 10 Acrs of land to establish the Arunachal State University for which 10 Crs. has already been sanctioned.

Deepak Shinde in his address stated that it was time to rejoice and to celebrate as annual festival of the college. Taking privilege, Shinde urged the youths to take part in various competitions undertaken by the administration under preparation of Smart City Proposal. 

College Principal Tayek Talom presented a detail achievement and progress report and advised the students to be punctual and sincere for all round development. JNC Students Union General Secretary Guni Pabin also apprised the minister about the demands and grievances of the students and submitted a six point memorandum for infrastructure and academic development of the college. 

Mega dance and traditional dance and various sports activities were the other highlight of the day.


ICIMOD shares knowledge key to ground action

1 Mar 2014 - 9:44am | Syed Miraz Ahmed

To boost engagements in the climate change adaptation discourse and share knowledge on climate change-related policy, research, and practice within and beyond the research and development community, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with Aaranyak (one of the HICAP partners in India), the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR) and GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the German Society for International Cooperation organized a two day Conference on Climate Change Adaptation: Priorities for Research, Policy and Practices in North East India, in Guwahati recently under its Adaptation to Change Regional Programme. 

While delivering his keynote address in the inaugural session, A.M. Singh, Joint Secretary of the Ministry for the Development of the North Eastern Region, Government of India emphasized upon the urgent need to synergize developments of the different State Action Plans on Climate Change with the National Action Plans on Climate Change having taken into consideration the respective areas of priorities.

Several experts, researchers, policymakers, journalists, and practitioners dealing with climate change policies and livelihoods in the Northeast region attended the Conference. Sessions focused on research related to climate change, alternative livelihood options, disaster resilience, migration, and gender. Panels discussed gaps and priorities for action on key issues like Water Demand, Disaster Risks and Vulnerabilities, Community-based and Ecosystem-based Adaptation, and Gender issues. Effective and timely flow of information and knowledge was highlighted as a critical challenge for policymakers in ensuring informed decision making.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajendra P Agarwalla, PCCF (Wildlife), Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Assam said that Climate Change Adaptation does matter in a state with Climate sensitive natural resources like Assam. “All government development programmes must incorporate climate concerns and climate-related knowledge into their design so that adaptation to climate change gets mainstreamed in development planning,” he said.

Presentations on the collaborative work carried out in the region by ICIMOD, Aaranyak, GRID-Arendal, and CICERO under HICAP, supported by the government of Norway and the Swedish International Development Agency, and GIZ’s Climate Change Adaptation in the North Eastern Region of India (CCA-NER) Program were made. The presentations highlighted the importance of strategic partnership-based activities, anchored through the prioritized strategies outlined in the State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC), especially in climate change and water availability, disaster resilience, migration and remittance, gender integration, ecosystem-based adaptation, and knowledge sharing.

Interacting during a panel discussion that culminated the conference, R.M. Mishra, Principal Secretary, Planning, Government of Meghalaya said: “Convergence and nexuses among different sectors is essential, and there should be a system of arbitration in place to involve various stakeholders within and across the spectrum.”

The ICIMOD conference explored ways to institutionalize a formal platform for sharing the knowledge on climate change related policy, research, and practice in Northeast India; and identify the gaps and priorities that exist for action at the local, national, and regional levels.

Prior to the conference a week-long training workshop for journalists was also conducted in the Tinsukia district of Assam to effectuate their thinking and communication on adaptation to climate change in the local context.




Muslim bodies not to tolerate any harassment: Omar

14 Aug 2008 - 3:21am | editor
Three minority bodies in Assam on Wednesday warned that they will not tolerate any harassment on the Muslim people in the name of detecting and deporting the Bangladeshi immigrants in Assam.

The Muslim organizations have strongly criticized the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad for the recent demonstration by the in the city against the illegal Bangladeshi people.

Addressing a press conference in the city on Wednesday, the Muslim council leaders Omar Rashid and Mustafa Kamal have alleged that the AJYCP people in protest have singled out the Muslim people only.

They questioned AASU and AJYCP on what basis they have detected the Bangladeshi immigrants. They have also questioned the government’s role on detecting and deporting the Bangladeshis.

Further, they came down heavily on the Asom Gana Parishad and asked the regional party leaders why they were remaining silent while they were in power.