Sadhbaav Arunachal carves a niche for itself

By Joken Ete

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: There are hundreds of NGOs working in Arunachal Pradesh, but Sadbhaav Arunachal (SA), which came into being recently, has carved a niche for itself.

A conglomeration of 15-20 like-minded people, the SA headed by youth leader Tadar Niglar as chairman and former lawmaker Kipa Babu as its patron, is rendering yeoman services to the society.

“We are planning to launch a cleanliness drive soon in historical places, including Ganga Lake and Itafort besides health centres and market areas,” Niglar said, adding plans are also afoot to launch similar drives in various shelter and destitute homes in twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun.

“We are also planning to celebrate the statehood day of other states here to promote unity in diversity, if our volunteers are not engaged in other works,” he said, adding “The SA is a non-profit organisation with sole motive to unite people irrespective of caste, creed and religion”.

“Since Arunachal is known as a peaceful and harmonious state, we wanted to create bonhomie among all tribes for all to live in peaceful co-existence,” said Niglar, who is also state BJP general secretary. The SA has been formed with the objective to serve the people without any political motive.

The SA so far has extended support to many people through various ways and on the eve of consecration of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, it had launched Ram Jyoti Vitaran Abhiyaan (distribution of lamps) to people of Capital Complex and  distributed sweets on the consecration day.

“We distributed around 15,000 lamps, 500-kg of sweets and 4,000 Ram Mandir Patrak,” Niglar said.

The SA had also put up five big LED screens at Vivek Vihar, Akashdeep Shopping Arcade, Zero Point tri-junction, G-Extension, Naharlagun and Nirjuli NERIST Gate for the people to witness the historic ceremony, he informed.

Reacting to a viral audio clip doing rounds in social media, Niglar clarified that most of the Itanagar shopkeepers on January 22 voluntarily downed their shutters as a mark of respect to Ram Lalla temple consecration ceremony, but not at the instruction of SA.

“We didn’t ask anyone to close their shops, but many did voluntarily without any pressure. We only had urged people to spare time to witness the lifetime event,” he said and  categorically denied that the consecration event was a religious affair but an event to pay respect to an iconic man (Majyada Purush Lord Ram), irrespective of any cult.

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