A post of Arunacha’s Beauty Queen Model Chum Darang goes Viral in Social Media. In her post she wrote a open letter to PM Modi and describe about the racial discrimination with the people of northeast.
Chum Darang is a welknow model belongs to Pasighat of Arunachal Pradesh and have participated in various fashion shows. Last year she participated in Miss Asia Pacific World pageant was held at Lebanon. Chum Darang was crowned Miss Tiara India international 2017
Chum has devoted herself in numerous social causes and community services like saving the environment, women empowerment which includes upliftment of girl child in the entire state. She also runs an NGO ‘Guardian of blue marble’ which basically works for environmental issues.
Now once again she is in headlines, but not for her shows. This time she is in discussion for her post which is goes viral in Social Media.
Text of her post
Dear Prime Minister of India,
It’s my 2nd month in Mumbai, the city of dreams as they call it. But my first experience in here was a bit cold because of the scenes that I had to go through.
I am a victim of racial discrimination. I know it’s a minor thing to be called a ‘problem’ but being called names and being treated as a foreigner and getting those stares to scare us, and harass us in many ways. It’s everywhere, I was in Delhi, and I had experienced it there as well, but Mumbai?
To my brothers and sisters of India,
We can’t take it anymore, I can’t take it anymore. Why do you call us names?
My name is not ‘momo’, ‘chow chow’, ‘chinky’ and most importantly it’s not ‘CHINESE’ as it’s the most common name you use for us!!!!
I have a name and it’s CHUM, and the rest of us have names too.
Fourteen years of my life, every morning I used to sing our national anthem with pride in my heart, leading the school sometimes during assembly, I still stand up when I hear our national song play.
I studied Hindi for 14 years and it was one of my favorite subjects. I still celebrate when India wins matches against other countries, not just cricket but in others games and sports too.
I am an Indian and nothing can change that, you cannot change that.
My state Arunachal Pradesh is already in a crucial stand, like China claiming it, but on the other hand, we have been fighting against that claim, we are not Chinese, we don’t want to be, we are Indians, by birth and will be till death.
Next time you see one of us, ask whether we are from the North-East region, ask this even if you meet an actual foreigner but don’t ask us where we are from.
And even if you do, and if we tell you that we are from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura or Sikkim you respond with, “oh! The North-East! Sure.”
Learn about us like we have learned about you. Thank you.
A deprived citizen,
Miss Chum Darang,
Village Mirsam, Pasighat,
East Siang district,
Arunachal Pradesh, India.