Its Time For People Of Arunachal Pradesh To Follow These 4 Examples
(1). Learn from Rahul Gandhi :
“Development is not about factories, dams and roads. Development is about people. The Goal is material, cultural and spiritual fulfillment for the people. The human factor is of supreme value in development.” —Rajiv Gandhi
It is so nice to see that Rahul Gandhi, the worthy son of Rajiv Gandhi has kept his father’s ideals alive by giving strong support to the agitation of the Dongria Kondh tribals of Orissa in their fight against the mining giant Vedanta company. He has stood by them in their struggle for saving their homes and sources of livelihood from being taken over by Vedanta for bauxite mining is laudable.
In his recent visit to Orissa, Rahul Gandhi criticized the state government of Orissa under the chief ministership of Naveen Patnaik of taking away the basic human rights of the tribal communities of the mineral rich state. Rahul expressed concern that the voice of the poor eas rarely being heard in the country, while the voice of the rich was heard in India at various levels.
(2). Learn from the Dongria Kondh tribe of Orissa :
The people of Arunachal Pradesh should take a lesson from the Dongria Kondh tribe of Orissa. This is a unique tribe in the world for it has shown how a small marginalized community has emerged successful in their fight gainst the proposed mining of bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills.
Unlike the community leaders of the Dongria Kondh tribe, the political leaders of Arunachal Pradesh have become 1000% corrupt. They will never speak for the grassroot population or the common people. Instead they will misguide the people of Arunachal Pradesh and sing the song taught to them by power companies like Jaypee and Reliance corporations.
(3). Learn from Akhil Gogoi in neighbouring Assam :
The citizens of Arunachal Pradesh has to learn a lot from Akhil Gogoi in neighbouring Assam. It is wonderful to see a simple farmer take up the cause of the grassroot population of the state of Assam and challenge corruption and the mighty Indian central government.
(4). Learn from Manipur and the MANIREDA :
The people of Arunachal Pradesh should learn from the state of Manipur in our very north-east region. The Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) is lighting up remote villages in Manipur with solar energy. Laishram Manglem, Director of MANIREDA and Y. Kholchandra, senior scientific officer of the State Agency of Manipur government has installed wind-run power-plants in many villages in Manipur and lighting up homes and streets with this renewable energy. Will the Arunachal Pradesh government take some lessons from Manipur in this regard? I don’t think so, since the ministers and government officials of the state has already sold their hearts and minds to the power companies of mainland India.
The idea of development which power companies, the central government and ministers bought by these power lobbies is not at all sustainable development. This is a wrong concept of development which will spell disaster for millions in the coming years.
Boginadi, Lakhimpur, Assam.