DBYC pays homage to late CM through health camp for children

ITANAGAR, Apr 30: Altogether 150 children from weaker sections of the society benefited from a dental health camp organised here on Monday by the Don Bosco Youth Centre and (DBYC) and Childline Itanagar.
The camp, which was organized in collaboration with Sarah Polyclinic and Physiotherapy Centre, was conducted by four dental surgeons led by Dr Pisa Yalam of Sarah Polyclinic.
DBYC director Fr Cyriac said the camp was conducted to coincide with the 7th death anniversary of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
“It is a fitting memorial to the great soul that Dorjee Khandu was,” he said.
Khandu had laid the foundation stone for the DBYC in 2009, and had offered generous financial assistance for the centre’s growth.
Recalling Khandu as “a visionary and a true disciple of Lord Buddha,” Fr Cyriac said the late CM’s people-friendly and peaceful attitude had helped bring about “amicable coexistence of all tribes under the banner of Arunachal.”
SJETA Director Yumlam Kaha recalled Khandu as “a fatherly figure who was simple, approachable, and loved by the people as well as government employees.”
He credited the late CM for leaving behind infrastructure such as the state secretariat and the legislative assembly house. “He has indeed left a trail of development which the subsequent as well as the present chief minister have brought to completion,” said Kaha.
Skill Development & Employment Generation Director Subu Tabin lauded the DBYC and Childline Itanagar for “coming up with youth- and children-friendly activities,” and expressed hope that the DBYC would continue to provide yeoman service to the youths of the state.
He spoke of the late CM’s great empathy with the people and his high degree of administrative acumen. “He was a good person and god probably took him to himself as he was special,” said Tabin.
He also praised Sarah Polyclinic for joining the DBYC in organizing the health camp free of cost.