DC unveils boundary stone between villages

AALO, Nov 29: The traditional Hipu River boundary stone demarcating the river boundary between the two biggest villages of West Siang district was unveiled by Deputy Commissioner Penga Tato on Monday in presence of representatives from All Kombo Welfare and Development Society (AKWDS), Darka Gida Isi Committee (DGIC), HGBs, GBs and others.

Addressing the occasion, the DC said that there is nothing like settling the inter village boundary, be it river, land or forest through mutual trust and understanding.

“The boundary stone in the form of erecting a permanent pillar is a historic event and will go a long way in infusing the sense of understanding among the young generation in the years to come,” the DC said and appealed the public and youth to come forward with all constructive suggestions in all development activities.

He also asked the GB institution to play pivotal role in justice delivery system as the grass root level of administration.

Participating in the discussion, former minister Doi Ado and former MLA Gadam Ete said that the historic event should erase the past conflicts by forefathers and it would help the younger generation to delve into the beautiful works done by the present generation without leaving any conflicts and confusions.

AKWDS chairman Momar Lollen in his deliberation said that the pillar was not erected to demarcate people of two villages rather to incite unity and relationships and proper message should be sent to the people who could not participate.

Highlighting the history of the river dispute between Kombo and Darka in the past, AKWDS secretary general Kenba Diyum, disclosed that the age old dispute was amicably settled by then Assistant Political Officer, Major PN Kohl and Indian Frontier Administrative Service officer by planting a tree on the demarcated site and today the boundary Stone is being put in same place to settle it forever.

“The Pillar is being erected on mutual understanding in a bid to do away any misunderstandings among succeeding generation in future,” he added. (DIPRO)

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