AALO, May 13: The mortal remains of Galo Welfare Society president Dr. Minge Loyi were taken through Aalo town streets for the people of to pay their last homage before being laid to rest in presence of thousands of mourners in his Pakam residence here on Monday.
Family members, relatives, central and district GWS executive members and Galos representatives from across the state bade tearful adieu to the late social worker.
Dr Loyi on way home from Guwahati with life supporting system had passed away on May 11 last. He is survived by two wives, two brothers, three each daughters & sons and two grandsons.
He was guiding force behind completion of Tak Soi Mission, creation of Leppa Rada and Lower Siang districts, establishment of Galo Heritage-cum-Cultural Centre at Naharlagun and over all development and unification of Galo in his short stint as head of Galo Society.
GWS acting president Marngu Kadu, Secy Marconi Potom, representatives of Leppa Rada & Lower Siang districts, GWS women wing president M. Doji Ori, West Siang GWS president Kirba Sora, among others, hailed him as an iron willed man and termed his death as an irreparable loss for the society but he will live in the hearts of Galos for his contributions to the society.
Condolence messages poured including from Arunachal Indigenous Tribal Forum, Nishi Elate Society, Adi Baane Kebang, Mishing Baane Kebang, Tanw Supung Dukung an Apex Council of Apatani, Mishmi Welfare Society, Christian Community of Basar area, CBOs, Christian Forum and Central Donyi Polo Gamgi, who joined the mourners in praying for eternal peace of the departed soul. (DIPRO)
Meanwhile, Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) executive members in a meeting deeply mourned his untimely demise. His efforts to preserve and protect indigenous faith and culture were recalled before observing two-minute silence and praying for eternal peace of the departed soul. GS Bai Taba said in a release.
DIPRO adds from Yupia: Papum Pare district administration including HoDs led by ADC Tabang Bodung deeply mourned DVO Dr Loyi’s death, conveyed deep sense of condolences to the bereaved family, observed one minute silence to pray for eternal peace of the departed soul.