1st Arunachalee lady teacher Telosai Mele remembered

From Our Correspondent

TEZU, Nov 20: The first Arunachalee lady teacher late Telosai Mele was remembered for her invaluable contributions to the society.

Denning Keba Society organized a function in to honour her, who belonged to Mishmi community and spearheaded girl education in Lohit district.

She was a pioneer education of girl children and promoted the idea that girl children can read like boys during NEFA days visiting door to door in remote villages to pursue parents to send their wards to schools.

As a teacher she was kind and caring for students which facilitated tributes from various speakers during her 4th death anniversary at Denning College for Teacher’s Education (DCTE) here.

Lohit SP DW Thungon advised girl students to follow her footsteps, who as a role model inspired lot of tribal girls towards education.

CALSOM chairman Buglelum Tega lauded her exemplary service to the community and advised the girls to emulate her principles.

“She was enrolled to a school at Goshala Market in Sadiya, continued her education until 1952 there and later joined another school at Margherita with hostel facilities to pursue higher education. After completing her teacher training, she joined as assistant teacher in Tezu in 1956 and retired on 01.01.97, eldest daughter Maya Linggi emotionally said. She is now Lok Sabha Secretariat additional director.

Telosai was recognized by the GoAP for her outstanding contribution, sincerity & dedication and awarded Best State Teacher Award in 1983, she said.

Four best meritorious Mishmi girl students were felicitated while B. Ed topper award was conferred on Kopu Potom as a tribute to Telosai.

Meanwhile, DCTE chairman Badang Tayang, DCTE principal Dr Rajesh Kumar, senior citizen Ojimso Tayang also spoke on DCTE’s immense contribution and exemplary services of Telosai.

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