Itanagar: The fourth anniversary of Nyishi-Apatani summit (NAS) celebrated with fanfare and great enthusiasm on Friday where the unity and communal harmony among both the communities were remembered.
The day is being celebrated to promote social and cultural exchange among two communities – Nyishi-Apatani Summit Nyishi and Apatanis of the state.
Addressing the occasion Education Minister Taba Tedir lauded the role of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and Tanw Supun Dukun (TSD) in strengthening the relationship between the two major tribes of the state.
Referring to the execution Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) Tedir said that there may be any dispenses which he would take up with Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner.
“Road is the mother of all development and we should allow any agency who execute the TAH so that the tender process is completed in time,” he said.
He announced five lakh for avenue plantation in all secondary schools of his assembly constituency and urged upon all the parents to take care of their wards so that they go to school and study well to serve the society for all round development of the state.
In his address, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) President Bengia Tolum said, “Our unity is our strength and we should live in harmony and should continue to live in peace. A unity tower will be constructed which will be a symbol of unity between Nyishis and Apatanis,” he said and added that the next celebration of the day would be held at Raga in Kamle district.
“We are facing lots of problem due to delay in the construction of Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH),”he said and pointed out that 431 beneficiaries have been listed for excess received of land compensation and Lower Subansiri DC need to verify in proper way before making any payments.
“Nobody has forced the administration to give excess payment and the person and officer responsible in the connection need to be arrested and law should take its own course of action,” Tolum added.
TSD President Hage Tado said that the accord signed between two major communites was to make a good relationship among each other and to create more awareness on peace, prosperity and communal harmony.
“The main motto of the summit is strengthen all traditional system and ties between the two communities and to promote inter tribe marriage, social and cultural exchange, resolved land disputes and eradicate social evils,” Tado said and added that emphasis would be given to defuse any communal issue if arise among both the tribes for peace and prosperity.