Sona advocated peaceful co-existence 

MECHUKA, Dec 06: Peaceful co-existence is the basis of every civilized society, Speaker Pasang D Sona said in his address to Tagin community of Shi-Yomi during their second Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) conference here on Friday.

“Civilization comes with one’s behaviour and not with what he owns,” Sona said as chief guest and exhorted the Tagins to always maintain communal harmony and brotherhood with other communities of the district.

He suggested that Personal issues should not be portrayed as communal one for it can disrupt the peaceful co-existence, he said, and urged the TCS to create awareness to strengthen the age-old relationships.

Acknowledging peaceful co-existence of the Tagins with other communities and their prolonged contributions, Sona, also the local MLA, suggested them to take up tourism and other economic activities to boost their income.

Citing examples of various homestays and lodges coming up in the district, particularly in Mechuka, he suggested to take up such initiatives for self-sustenance.

Lauding the TCS for conducting such conference in the district which he termed is a ‘way forward’ for good beginning, he requested the CBOs to work towards social reforms.

Shi-Yomi DC Mito Dirchi, speaking as guest of honour, said that such conference helps in creating awareness and suggested TCS to work for the uplift of the society while creating awareness on social menace.

Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo exhorted the Tagins to contribute for district development. ‘Your sole responsibility being residents is to help in making the district a vibrant one’, he said.

Highlighting on the conference, he informed that the main objective was to foster peaceful co-existence and strengthen age-old relationships of Tagin community with other communities.

TCS president Tabu Paktung and GS Lardik Kare also echoed Nalo to reiterate the objective. They  urged the TCS members to shoulder the responsibilities to make the district more developed  and urged the GoAP, particularly the speaker, tourism minister and MLAs for early construction of Tato-Taliha, Mebigeku (Dumporijo)-Dulungmukh and Siyum-Mechuka roads for their  strategic and economic importance.

NCDS president Norbu Naksang and ABK protocol officer Aling Pinggam also spoke.

Earlier, Shi-Yomi TCS district unit GS Penjor Rai and president Takar Kotin Mosu highlighted about district’s  Tagin community and their  genealogy.

present on the occasion were MLAs Nyato Rigia (Taliha), Taniya Soki (Daporijo) and Rode Bui (Dumporijo), among others, were present. (PRO)

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