From a Correspondent
Haflong, June 29: In a bid to maintain peace, tranquility and brotherhood among the various tribes and non-tribes in Dima Hasao, the district administration organized a peace meet involving the representatives of apex bodies of different communities, N C Hills Autonomous Council and NGOs at the Circuit House conference hall on Wednesday.
The meet was attended by Jadikhe isho Hosom, Indigenous People’s Forum, N C Hills Indigenous Students’ Forum, All Apex Body Co-ordition Committee, Dimasa Mother Association, Hmar Women Association, Dimasa Mahila Samity, All Dimasa Students’ Union, Dimasa Students’ Union, Haflong Merchant Association and Executive Members of N C Hills Autonomous Council.
All the speakers equivocally expressed concern over the bandh culture and appealed to all to maintain peace and brotherhood as the bandh culture could never help development. The district of Dima Hasao has been lagging far behind in comparison to other districts in terms of development in all respects, including human resources. The speakers who were really concerned about the development of the district, suggested the NCHAC to come forward for the development of the people and the district since the district had tremendous potential and was rich in resources.
Talking to media persons, Kalilen Daolagupu, president of Jadikhe isho Hosom, said, “It was a very cordial interaction between brothers and sisters of different communities who really want our district to be developed in all respects.” Samuel Changsan, Executive Member, NCHAC, said, “Our government is committed for the well-being of the people as well as our district. We are working on it seriously.”
David Keivom, president of NCHISF, said, “We also want the district to be developed in all respects but there should not be discrimition”. He also said the NCHAC should increase its revenue by proper use of tural resources. He also argued that the bandh culture could not be blamed as there were bandhs only once or twice in year. In fact there were many factors which were standing on the way of development, he said.