Techi bats for better bilateral ties

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Itagar, Feb 1: Engineer Ratu Techi has advocated for more cultural exchange programme which would strengthen the bilateral ties among Nyishi and Ahoms.

He said this on Tuesday while attending the 3rd Me-dam Me-Phi celebration of Ahom community here at Techi Yashi Gamini ground in Garaimari village under Tetonbari circle of Gohpur sub-division.

Er Ratu Techi added that Nyishi and Ahom shares historical relationship. He said maintaining of brotherhood will improve commul harmony between both Assam and Aruchal Pradesh.

He assured all possible help for construction of cultural centre near graveyard of Queen Techi Yashi of Ahom kingdom and said it is a symbol of the Nyishi community’s association with Ahoms. Historian Dr. Nityand Gogoi said that he had spent more than 28 years of his study in finding the truth about the graveyard.

Dr. Gogoi who is a retired principal from Biswath College and doctorate in History dwelt his experiences in identifying the graveyard of Late Queen Techi Yasi.

He went through many records and visited different villages in the area to know detail about a queen who was married to King Rudra Singha in 1703.

The queen was kept in a fortified place at Botala garh. When she died her body was kept at Garamari and a graveyard was created and the land was allotted for her by the King of Assam.

Several people including government officials of Gohpur participated in the programme.