Sports fraternity mourns Eba’s death

ITANAGAR, Oct 2: The sports fraternity of Arunachal Pradesh deeply mourned the premature death of karate instructor Tadar Eba.
A Black Belt 4 Dan, Eba breathed his last on September 30 in Shillong, Meghalaya, following an illness.
The karate students of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy, Arunachal Shito Ryu Karate Do Association (ASKA) technical director Bulang Marik, and ASKA president Dr Marli Ete gathered at the SLSA complex on Tuesday morning and observed a minute’s silence and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Marik and Dr Ete remembered Eba as a most dedicated and sincere instructor, who had a dream to produce a karate Olympian from the state.
They urged the students to work hard and fulfill his dream.
The Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) expressed grief and sorrow over Eba’s death. AKA President Likha Tara said Eba’s death is a great loss for the karate family. He conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) also convened a condolence meeting on the passing away of Eba on Tuesday, and observed two minute’s silence to pray to his eternal peace.
“We the ASBA members are deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Eba. He was one of the leading sports promoters of the state, particularly of the karate discipline. His untimely demise is not only an irreparable loss to the sport fraternity of the state but has also created a vacuum in the karate discipline and students of the SLSA,” said ASBA secretary Bamang Tago.
Earlier, Tago, who also is the chairman of the Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA), along with Sports Secretary Dani Salu, Sports Director Tadar Appa, SAA Director Gumnya Karbak, and karate students paid their last respects to Eba at Pachin Colony, where his funeral was conducted.
On 1 October, the karate family of Anjaw district took out candlelight marches in Hawai and Hayuliang district to pay homage to the departed karate instructor.
Condolence meetings were also held in various districts, including Upper Subansiri, on the passing away of Eba.