ANSU demands sainik school in Nyishi area

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) on Monday submitted a memorandum to the chief minister, demanding establishment of an agriculture-horticulture college and a sainik school in a Nyishi-inhabited area.
Although the people of the tribe are interested in the agri-horti sector, they lack in terms of farm technologies, and are not getting the required assistance, the ANSU stated in the memorandum.
It said the establishment of an agri-horti college would help unlock the potential of the community members, and thereby improve their economic condition.
With regard to the establishment of a sainik school, the union said the defence minister during her recent visit to the state had announced three sainik schools for Arunachal Pradesh.
‘But, regrettably, the places for establishment of the schools have not been finalized. Being the largest community of the state, and also a late starter, we expect to have a sainik school to be established in our area,’ the ANSU said.
The ANSU also expressed its resentment over the inordinate delay in construction of the proposed greenfield airport in Hollongi.
‘It is a matter of serious concern that that the construction of the proposed airport has not started even after a decade and completion of the required formalities,’ it said, adding that the delay ‘might be a ploy to buy time and find loopholes to declare Hollongi unsuitable for the airport, in order to deprive Papum Pare of the airport.’
It has sought a white paper from the state government in the matter.
The union also demanded immediate rollback of the idea of privatizing the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS).
Stating that the TRIHMS has been handed over to a Society, the ANSU said handing over the prestigious medical institute to a private party would be against the interest of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
‘Moreover,’ it said, ‘the brunt of privatizing the hospital will be borne mostly by the people of the six Nyishi-inhabited districts, and also the poor patients as the fees have been increased.’
The union said the government should focus more on providing facilities like ambulance, power generator and ICU, on upgrading the hospital’s infrastructure.
The ANSU also sought clarification from the chief minister over the infamous ‘dog remark’ allegedly made by the CM against Palin MLA Takam Pario.