ITANAGAR- Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein released a book ‘The Long Journey: Memoirs and Anecdotes’ authored by Denhang Bosai, Deputy Director of Information & Public Relations (Retd.), at the book launch event hosted by the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society at JN State Museum Auditorium in Itanagar today.
Mein, in his address, expressed his delight at releasing a work of such substance. He stated that Bosai’s endeavour goes beyond the realm of literary contribution and introduces a roadmap for the youths of Arunachal Pradesh.
He highlighted that the insights within these pages were a guide to navigating challenges, fostering resilience and instilling a proactive mindset essential for shaping the future of Arunachal Pradesh.
He further noted that the thought-provoking articles by Bosai are anticipated to act as an inspiration for the younger generation in Arunachal Pradesh.
Underlining Arunachal’s wealth of stories stemming out of diverse cultural heritage, Mein said that the diverse literary forms like poetry, drama, folklore and rhapsodies of the tribal societies can be compiled into accessible books.
Through such initiative, we can also translate those literature written in local scripts into English literature, ensuring a wider audience. Mein suggested the Arunachal Pradesh Literacy Society to initiate such works.
Mein also said that the books so published can be purchased by the Govt and distributed in various libraries across the State for youths and younger generations to read.
‘The Long Journey’ is not just a collection of words; it’s a compilation of articles written by the author in various perspectives during his long service life in IPR Department and published in various newspapers in the State.
Denhang Bosai’s insightful articles delve into critical youth-centric issues, addressing challenges that resonate with the young minds of Arunachal Pradesh.
Issues that have the potential to stifle the state’s progress and the importance of recognizing responsibilities along with rights are thoughtfully explored within the pages of this memoir.
For instance, the book has touched upon several topics like Bandh culture being a scourge and the need for nipping it in the bud, Pervasive negativity and pessimism choking Arunachal’s growth, Knowing your responsibilities and not only your rights, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, 50 glorious years of Arunachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh’s long journey from secluded entity and so on.
The event was also attended by prominent literary figures, including President of the Arunachal Pradesh Literacy Society, Padmashree Y.D. Thongchi, Director Research, Kango Tayeng, General Secretary APLS, Mukul Pathak, President, APLS, Lower Subansiri unit, Dr. Hage Tabyo, along with the members of APLS and others.