Arunachal Pradesh: Maiden unity summit held at Pamluk
PAMLUK (ZIRO): Aye-Boa and Hari Kalung Welfare Society organized its maiden unity summit at Pamluk on Saturday. The summit aims to revive the age-old institutionalized social and economic relationships (Bur Manyi / Baro Manyang) between natives of Nyishi inhabited Aye Boa and Apatanis of Hari Kalung villages. With the summit as its first step, people of these villages dream of establishing a social bridge that will usher in a just society based on trust, love, peace and fraternal affection for each other.
Speaking on the occasion, Ziro MLA Tage Taki called the event historical in terms of strengthening relationship with neighbouring tribes.
“Such summits should be organized by apex bodies of all the tribes. Moving beyond clan and community based organizations, such inter tribe societies will go a long way fostering peaceful coexistence of all the tribes,” Taki added.
“Reviving the age-old friendships based mainly on the barter system alone will fail to ensure a lasting alliance. What is required is retrospection and working out strategies to strengthen the friendship based on modern demands,” Taki further added.
He also requested the leaders and seniors of both the teams to initiate district border demarcation.
Meanwhile, Raga MLA Tamar Murtem congratulated the organizing committee for the noble initiative and assured all assistance to strengthen the Bur Manyi /Baro Manyang traditions. He also suggested for installing geo tagging mechanism to demarcate district boundaries based on already existing traditional boundary.
As a part of the celebration a volleyball match and a singing competition; ‘Voice of Aye -Boa and Hari Kalung was also conducted. Cultural troupes from both the tribes also enthralled the audience.
Earlier the Unity Pillar was unveiled in the presence of all the dignitaries. Also an MoU was signed by Interim President Aye Boa & Hari Kalung Welfare Society, Hage Tara and General Secretary Taw Shalla.
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