In the field of literature, Lummer Dai is the pride of Arunachal Pradesh and a leading light in the world of Assamese literature ‘Sahitya Surjya’- Chowna Mein, Dy CM, Arunachal Pradesh.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein on Saturday presented the Luminous Lummer Dai Literary Award 2019, instituted by Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) to Tagang Taki of Siang district for his enormous contribution in the field of literature during NEFA days on 79th Birth Anniversary celebration of Luminous Lummer Dai here at J.N. Museum, Itanagar.
While recalling the contribution of Lummer Dai in the field of literature, Mein said that he is the pride of Arunachal Pradesh and a leading light in the world of Assamese literature ‘Sahitya Surjya’.
Mein exhorted the youths to draw inspiration from Dai and carry forward his legacy.
Mein said that our state has large number of tribes having distinct, variant cultures and heritages, for a writer there is so much of subjects in offer to write.
He also advocated for preservation of oral literature in digital format and in written form.
While lauding the effort of APLS, Mein called upon them to encourage more literary activities in the state and assured them to support in their endeavour.
Earlier, DCM Mein paid floral tribute to image of literary icon Lummer Dai.
President APLS Y.D.Thongchi, General Secretary APLS Batem Pertin, Luminous Lummer Dai Literary Awardee, Tagang Taki, Senior Journalist, Pradeep Kumar Behera also spoke on the occasion.
Also present was Former Commissioner Hage Kojeen, Members of APLS, budding writers and students from various schools.