Homage Paid To Architect Of Modern Arunachal Pradesh
PASIGHAT: The denizens of Pasighat paid homage to Dr Daying Ering, also popularly known as the architect of modern Arunachal Pradesh, on his 49th death anniversary on Friday.
Organized by Tirki Monmong Matpang Society (TMMS), the day’s proceedings began with floral tributes and garlanding of the statue (near Siang Guest House) and lying of wreath on the grave of Dr Ering (near DC’s office complex) by TMMS president and general secretary Tasing Sitang Eko and Tado Muang respectively.
People turned up at the site to pay tribute, remember and acknowledge Ering’s timeless contributions.
Dr Ering (1929–1970), father of present 37-Pasighat MLA Ninong Ering, was the chairman of the Ering Commission which heavily influenced the country’s Panchayati Raj system. Born in an Adi family in Runne village near Pasighat on 11th December, 1929, Ering started his career in the Indian Frontier Administrative Service.
Later, he was nominated as a member of the Lok Sabha from North Eastern Frontier Agency (NEFA) in 1963. He was also appointed as the parliament secretary and a deputy minister in the Union Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
In 1964, he chaired the Ering Commission, an investigative body looking into governmental decentralization. The commission’s report in 1965 recommended a four-tier system of local government and heavily influenced the adoption of the Panchayati Raj system.
Ering took his last breath in Shillong, in 1970. The Daying Ering Memorial Wild Life Sanctuary in East Siang district is named after him. Other places and institutions and places named after him include the Daying Ering College of Teachers’ Education, Daying Ering Memorial Middle School, Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development Society and Daying Ering Colony.