Arunachal: Khandu requests MMT to adopt schools for quality education

Pema Khandu requested the MMT, like NES and ABK,  adopt atleast one school in Kalaktang, Dirang and Tawang for upkeeping the school, and ensuring quality education.


Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the closing ceremony of the first foundation day celebration of Monpa Mimang Tshokpa (MMT).   Earlier Chief Minister on his arrival at the venue in the general ground was accorded rousing reception.

Speaking to the delegates from all over Mon region, Chief Minister appreciated the 3-day deliberations held during the meet and welcomed the vision put by the MMT on way forward for the organization to work for the good cause of the Monpa society.

He said Arunachal is known for its diverse culture and each tribe have its own unique customs and traditions, which they take pride in. While appreciating Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and Adi Baane Kebang (ABK), the apex body of Nyishi and Adi respectively, for adopting schools and ensuring education as their primary goal, the CM said such examples should be replicated by all CBOs.

He requested the MMT to atleast adopt one school in each zones ie Kalaktang, Dirang and Tawang for upkeeping the school, ensuring quality education and properly monitoring the school activities. He said by doing so the education quality would improve, which will be helpful for the student in such competitive world. He also spoke on the recent government reforms, infrastructure development, communications etc.

Chief Minister said the need for an apex body of Monpa community was felt for a long time that could represent the interest of the community in various fora. The body finally came into being the last year bringing all Monpa people of Arunachal under one platform, said the CM.

Chief Minister congratulated the high achievers of the Monpa community who were earlier felicitated and presented with a citation. He appreciated MMT for initiating such felicitations. The achievers included Padmashree Thegtse Rinpoche, Padmashree Lama Phuntsok, Kuten Passang Tsering, Yeshi Tsering IAS, Everester Anshu Janshempa, SSB DIG retd Sonam Yudron, IGP Tashi Lama IPS and Grammy nominee Lama Nawang Tashi Bapu.

Chief Minister in his call to the community said Monpas are known for their good behaviour and peace loving nature, which he attributed to the discipline and god-fearing life they have been living since ages. He urged the MMT to play pro-active role in preserving such culture and traditions that has made Monpas progressive, forward looking and peace loving. He also urged to pass on such traditions to the younger generation.

Responding to a public memorandum, Chief Minister assured to sanction for construction of a multipurpose cultural hall of 1500 seating capacity, which would be named as Khandro Drowa Zangmo Multipurpose Cultural Hall.

Chief Minister also assured for an alternate defence road from Kalaktang to Domkho via Sanglem and Morshing. This defence road will shorten the route towards border areas informed the Chief Minister for which the matter has been already discussed with Army Corp Commander of Tezpur.

Earlier the occasion began with a recitation of ‘Monpa Kul Geeth’ composed by Dr Rikya Lhavor Rinpoche.

Later the Chief Minister was felicitated along with 7 others by the MMT for being a high achiever in the community along with a presentation of citation.

Chief Minister on the occasion released a souvenir of Lhagyala Management Trust.

On the occasion, Chairman DoKA Jambey Wangdi, MLAs Phurpa Tsering, Tsering Tashi, Jambey Tashi and Dorjee Wangdi Karma also spoke.

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