Adivasi village gets auditorium

LEKANG, Nov 15: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein dedicated an auditorium to freedom fighter Veer Birsa Munda at Kumari Adivasi village in Lekang circle of Namsai district on his 144th birth anniversary on Thursday.
Stating that Veer Birsa Munda played an important role in the Indian independence movement, Mein exhorted the young generations to draw inspiration from his life, “as he made remarkable achievements at the very young age of 25 years.”
Mein commended all the seven communities residing in Lekang circle for living harmoniously for ages and thereby “showcasing a unique example of unity in diversity.” Advising the people to continue maintaining the legacy, he exhorted them not to be carried away by divisive forces.
The DCM said all developmental works in the area are for all the people, irrespective of political affiliation.
“In a democratic country like India, all the political parties have equal rights, and no party should try to stop another from expressing their views,” he said.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the villagers, Mein assured to provide fund in the next financial year for construction of a memorial statue of the freedom fighter and an office-cum-store.
The DCM informed that the issue of PRC is being examined by a committee formed by the government, which he said is considering the views of all the stakeholders.
Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom, who accompanied the DCM, said Veer Birsa Munda was not only a freedom fighter and a religious leader but also a social reformer who was opposed to polygamy.
DC Tapasya Raghav called upon the people to maintain peace and harmony for developmental works to take place smoothly. She urged the people to educate their children, saying “education is the only mantra for progress and prosperity.”
Adivasi dances and songs were some of the highlights of the occasion. (PRO, DCM)