Tribal Unity in Arunachal Pradesh-AMBK resolves to work towards Development

Swaroop Sharma 
Leaders of Adi and Mising community organizations in a consultative meet held at Silapathar College in Assam’s Dhemaji district last Wednesday, resolved to make combined efforts for socio-economic and educational development of these tribal communities.
The meeting chaired by the Adi Mising Baane Kebang (AMBK) president discussed the issues regarding strengthening of Adi, Mising unity, promotion of Adi-Mising culture and language  conservation of land and nature’s resources in Adi and Mising dominated region’s. It also mentioned that sensitization of younger generations for future survival, while promoting unity and integrity.
While addressing the gathering,  Kangir Jamoh  Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) President     reiterate that Adi and Mising tribal community originated from same ancestors, who were politically separated during Assam-Arunachal boundary separation. He focused  on adopting a common script for both the communities and promotion of Adi-Mising (Tani) language.
Tabung Ering ABK Apex General Secretary mentioned  that the ABK has been moving the state government to ensure constitutional rights of the Mising brethrens living in Arunachal territory. Stating that education is root of community development, Ering asked the community people to give firs priority on education.
Speaking on the occasion, former Arunachal Minister, Roding Pertin advocated on the development of ‘Tani Script’ and citing the mega dam in Arunachal rivers and its effects on the downstream people in Assam, Pertin demanded the authority to take up proper relief and rehabilitation measures.
ABK Secretary General, Bodong Yirang laid stress on formation of academic council for career guidance of the young students. AMBK has also resolved to solve long pending Assam-Arunachal boundary dispute amicably. Community leaders agreed to hold consultative meet with people living along the boundary to solve the boundary problems for themselves.
Amongst them others who presented their views were -Ayeng Perme, Itanagar Circle Officer, former TMPK (Mising students) President Johan Doley, MLAs Gum Tayeng, Olom Panyang, senior citizen Apel Tayeng, AMBK Secretary Okom Yosung, advocate Ajin Apang, Jonai (Assam) MLA Bhuban Pegu and several Mising organization leaders spoke on this  occasion.
Swaroop Sharma | Editor (Northeast)



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