6th Dec 2017 10:12:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Dec 6:Though Arunachal Pradesh has been following NCERT text books but steps would be taken soon to print  school books on enchanting natural beauty, history, rich cultural heritage for  the students to know their state and its uniqueness, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam announced today.

  In his address to 11th foundation celebration of  Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) at J N State Museum here as chief guest, Ngandam gave this commitment while responding to plea of APLS president Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, publicity secretary Pradeep Kumar & AGS Mukul Pathak.

 Announcing that literary activities would be made mandatory in schools on every Saturday, he disclosed that he has already directed the department to republish the book  Donyi-Polo Donyi-Polo ashman se kuch to bolo and on moral education which were in circulation in the past. Expressing his dismay as to why these books were withdrawn from circulation, he said the young students hardly know anything about the state and without moral education have gone wayward and become undisciplined. Thus, he advocated behavioral change as the need of the hour, saying he has also exhorted all senior district officers including DCs, SPs, DMOs, DFOs etc to take weekly awareness programmes in all education institutions.

The teachers alone should not be left to teach as it is a joint responsibility of the society, he reasoned.

 Novel, short stories, poem, news and even painting keep records of social activities, he said terming all of them as historians. Changing young mindset through proper education alone could herald the most desired change, he argued.

  APLS honoured Assamese literary giant Gnan Pujari, who was conferred Sahitya Academy Award-2017 in recognition for his five poetry books, translating few famous dramas including  Chandrachur (Assamese) from dramatist Habib Tanvir's original Hindi drama Charandas Chor, state's litterateur Dr. Jamuna Bini Tadar for getting PhD from RGU on her thesis 'A comparative study on plays of Mohan Rakesh and Girish Karnad' and published in as a book - Do Rangpurush-Mohan Rakesh:Girish Karnad -, first book by any Arunachalee on literary criticism and Taro Sindik, Kamki Donyi-Polo Govt College assistant professor, who received Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar-2017 for his Hindi poem book Akshero Ki Vinti. Sindik failed to turn up due to ill health.

 Mishmi-land Musings, an anthropology of creative writings of Lohit Youth Library, Voice of Silence, a resonance of love, an English poem book by Nabam Serbang and Na Themose Hokgo, a poetry book in Bishnupuriya by journalist Ranjit Sinha were released by Ngandam, Thongchi & APLS working president Dr Tage Tada.

 Applauding school students Bialu Kri & Kishalu Kri, who recited their self written lively and lucid short stories, Thongchi, in his address, said that they would become noted short story writers in future if they maintain their tempo.

Regretting that today's GenNext are linked to the world through mobile but bereft of knowledge for neglecting book reading, which holds key to earning knowledge, he advised them.       

APLS general secretary-cum-research director Batem Pertin and Dr Tada also spoke.

In poem recitation competition later anchored by Dr Jamuna Bini, Mamta Kumari & Khusbu Kumari, (both KV-II) and Byabang  Dollo (Bunny Fantasy World School), all Cl-IX students were adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively and awarded.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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