Recalling his association with Malayalee Community as an Indian Army Officer of the Madras Regiment, the Governor said that Malayalees are very innovative, efficient and meritorious.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in Onam Festival celebration cum the silver jubilee celebration of Kerala Kala Samskarika Vedi (KKSV), a socio-cultural organization of Keralites in Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor greeted the Malayalee Community on the festive occasion. He complimented the members of the Kerala Kala Samskarika Vedi for their good work rendered in the last 24 years in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. He exhorted them to maintain their inborn spirit of enterprise, positivity and initiative.
Recalling his association with Malayalee Community as an Indian Army Officer of the Madras Regiment, the Governor said that Malayalees are very innovative, efficient and meritorious. Reminding the people of the farsightedness of first Chief Minister of Kerala, Late E. M. S. Namboodiripad, the Governor said that it was the vision of Namboodiripad, who introduced Hindi in Kerala schools, that the Malayalees find employment throughout the country. He also called upon them to preserve and promote their age-old cultural heritage and pass it on to posterity.
Mrs Neelam Misra, Wife of Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), State Agriculture Minister Tage Taki, Local MLA Techi Kaso, National General Secretary, All India Malayalee Association P.N.Sreekumar, General Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Pensioner’s Association, Kerala Chapter, K.P.Balachandran and President, All India Malayalee Association, Arunachal Pradesh Unit V.P.Raindran Nair also participated in the programme.
Praveen G, General Secretary and Philipose George, Convenor highlighted the benevolent activities of the Kerala Kala Samskarika Vedi in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. The association is promoting and preserving the age old traditions and culture of Kerala.
Earlier, the Governor and State Agriculture Minister Tage Taki gave away ‘Hangpan Dada Merit Scholarship’ to Class X and Class XII toppers amongst the children of Malayalee community of the State, sponsored by Kerala Kala Samskarika Vedi, on the occasion.
Ms. Lakshmi Priya Subhagan, Master Advaith N. Ravi, and Master Alvwin Thomas, of Class X under CBSE syllabus and Master Francis B. Daniel, and Ms Angel Jayan, under Kerala Syllabus received the ‘Hangpan Dada Merit Scholarship’ for Class X students.
Master Swagath Sabu, and Ms. Lakshmi, received the scholarship for Class XII (Science) and Class XII (Commerce) respectively.
Ms. Tadar Sagte, who stood first amongst the APST students of Government Higher Secondary Schools in Papum Pare District, also received the scholarship.
The scholarship is named after one of the valiant sons of the India from the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Havaldar Hangpan Dada, Ashoka Chakra (Posthumous).