NGOs meet to serve as social bridge

PAMLUK, Nov 24: Aye-Boa and Hari Kalung Welfare Society (ABHLWS) organised its maiden unity summit here on Saturday.

The summit aims to revive age old institutionalized social and economic relationships (Bur Manyi/Baro Manyang) between natives of Nyishi inhabited Aye Boa and Apatanis of Hari Kalung villages. With the summit,   people of these villages wish to set up a social bridge that will usher in a just society based on trust, love, peace and fraternal  affection for each other.

Ziro-Hapoli MLA Tage Taki, in his address, termed  the event historical for strengthening relationship with neighbouring tribes as it would go a long way.

“Reviving to age-old friendships based mainly on barter system alone will fail to ensure a lasting alliance. What is required is retrospection and working out strategies to strengthen the friendship based on modern demands. “he added. He urged the leaders and seniors of both teams to initiate boundary demarcation.

Raga MLA Tamar Murtem congratulated the organizing committee for its noble initiative and assured all assistance to Bur Manyi /Baro Manyang traditions. He also suggested for installing geo tagging mechanism to demarcate district boundaries based on already existing traditional boundary.

Tani Supun Dukun president  Hage Tado and Nyishi Elite Society president  Bengia Tolum, speaking  on the occasion, expressed joy over the fact that the Nyishi Apatani summit of 2015 has paved the way for alliances. They unanimously extended support to the initiative.

State election commission   Hage Kojeen,  power CE Bar Takum, PWD CE Hage Appa, skill development director  Subu Tabin,  seniors of both the societies, namely Tasso Grayu, Lod Kojeen, Boa Tamo and  Hage Shalla also suggested for strengthening the ties between both the communities.

As a part of the celebrations, volleyball competition and a singing competition -Voice of Aye-Boa and Hari Kalung were conducted.  Cultural troupes from both tribes enthralled the audience.

Earlier, the Unity Pillar was unveiled in presence of all dignitaries, an MoU was signed by ABHLWS interim president, Hage Tara, and General Secretary Shri Taw Shalla. (DIPRO)

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