Mrs Yapi Doni Kulo is no more. She has breathed her last on yesterday evening after a long struggle with liver cancer. A dedicated social worker, a women’s rights activist, a caring mother, a very wonderful woman of substance, she is survived by a daughter, Lily Kulo and two sons, Dr Jibom Haji and Jiyor Haji. She had served Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society and the Galo Welfare Society in different capacities. She was also a member of the Congress party. She worked till she couldn’t get out of bed.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has written a condolence message expressing his grief over the loss of late Yapi Dono Kulo. The following is the content of his message.
Dated: 5th July, 2017
With a heavy heart I write to share the grief of losing one of the pioneers of women’s right activists and a former member of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, Yapi Doni Kulo, who left for her heavenly abode on July 4.
The news of her demise has come as a shocker not only to her family members, relatives and well-wishers but for the people of the entire state, who had the opportunity to work, interact and associate with her in her lifetime.
Late Kulo was a dedicated social worker, a women’s rights activist, a caring mother, a woman of substance, who went on to become a member of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women. She was also associated with Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society in different capacities since 1986. She also worked with the Catholic Association, Galo Welfare Society and Muskan Welfare Society.
Late Kulo will be forever remembered for her unprecedented role in the cooperative movement of Arunachal Pradesh with her Kadorna Welfare Centre, that empowered and cared for women in need. She gave her heart and soul to the Center and worked for women upliftment till her last breath.
I believe, leaving this mortal world will not diminish the love and affection showered on her by the people and her soul will remain immortal. So would her footsteps and the contributions made in the social sector during her long and memorable decades of activism.
I know this would be the most trying times for the family members to cope with the irreparable loss, I hope my humble words of consolation would ease the grief even if a little. In this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with you and share the pain inflicted by one of the greatest truths of life.
I pray Lord Buddha to bestow you with strength to bear the irreparable loss. May the soul of one of the ablest daughters of Arunachal Pradesh rest in peace in heavenly abode.
Miss Lily Kulo,
D/O Late Yapi Doni Kulo,
G Sector, Itanagar