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IMCLS presses for early completion of JNV

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Itagar, Feb 9: Delegates of Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Wednesday and put forward various matters for his redressal.

The IMCLS team led by its president Ginko Lingi, general secretary Rao Dele and vice-president Bishan Mepo during the meet apprised Khandu about the lack of Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) and Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) at government higher secondary school, Anini.

The chief minister was also informed about the delay in the construction of Jawahar vodaya Vidyalaya School, Anini. The school’s construction had begun in 2000 and was supposed to be completed by 2012. However, the school children and staff are still operating out of temporary sheds collectively constructed by public and guardians of school students, the IMCLS informed.  The members of the society requested the chief minister to refer the matter of delay in the construction of JNV, Anini to an appropriate investigating agency or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleging that there was possibility of fincial misappropriation.

Apprising the chief minister about the shortage of qualified and trained manpower at district hospital, Roing, the delegates also drew the attention of chief minister Khandu towards the sacrifices of martyrs from Mishmi hills Ponge Dele (Pongon Mideren in British Archives) and Taji Dele (referred as Taji Mideren in British Archives) who fought against British Administration and their oppressive colonial policies in Sadiya from 1905 to 1920. ‘The Mishmi Community feels that the martyrs have not been duly recognized by both the central and the state government, the submission to the chief minister said.

Expressing optimism that the government will take up necessary initiatives to recognize tribal heroes, IMCLS in its submission further stated that the Mishmi people are also highly optimistic of the policy of the Indian government and the forgotten and unsung heroes of Aruchal Pradesh would get their long pending dues from the government. It was informed that the chief minister has assured of his government’s help in redressing the matters put forth to him by the society, an official release informed here today.

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