From our Correspondent
Itanagar, June 23: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) president and renowned writer, Y D Thongchi has evinced keen interest that the books written by late Lummer Dai and late Kengsam Kenglang should be translated into English and Hindi to reach out to larger audience. Thongchi expressed his desire while attending the 60-day traditional rituals of late Kengsam Kenglang at Changlang on June 21 last, sources informed. A 10-member delegation of Axom Xahitya Xabha (one each from Mongaldai, Guwahati, Sibsagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and two each from Margherita and Ledo) accompanied Thongchi to pay tribute to the writer. Late Kenglang, an ardent writer from Tangsa community, who had served Changlang as district art and culture officer, wrote seven books in Assamese and gained popularity in Assamese community. Suggesting that roads and institutions should be named after the prominent writers, he said that a resolution in this connection should be adopted in the State Legislative Assembly. He also advised the Tangsa Cultural and Literary Society (TCLS) to celebrate April 20 every year as Kengsam Kenglang Day. Stating that a sector road or an institute at Itanagar or Naharlagun should be named after him, Thongchi asked the TCLS to move the proposal.