Tamla Du celebrated with fervour

MEDO, Feb 14: The 49th Tamla Du festival of the Mishmi (Digaru-Miju) community was centrally celebrated here in Lohit district on Thursday.
Among others, Deputy CM Chowna Mein and DIG (East) Take Ringu attended the celebration.
Celebration committee general secretary Kameno Dellang highlighted the importance of Tamla Du, and said the festival is celebrated for a bumper harvest. “It is also celebrated for the wellbeing of humankind,” he said.
Chowkham MLA CT Mein, who was also the chief patron of the celebration, wished the Mishmi community good health and prosperity. He recalled how the dense forest of Medo was developed in the early 1970s under the patronage of former minister late Sobeng Tayang and himself.
The DIG in his speech said he was pleased to see the participation of non-APST communities and other tribes of the state in the festivity. He exhorted youths to shun drugs and other harmful substances.
Mein in his address noted how the eastern part of the state “is far more developed than the western part,” and commended the people of the eastern zone for facilitating development without putting hindrances and actively supporting developmental activities.
He said a police headquarters would soon be created in Wakro circle, and that Parshuram Kund would soon be developed “as a world-class tourist hub.”
Earlier in the morning, the DCM laid the foundation stone for the Eklavya model residential school here. Sanctioned by the union tribal affairs ministry, the fully residential school will be a sports school.
Mein also laid the foundation stone for the Tamla Du Hall at the festival ground, in the presence of the Chowkham MLA.
Elsewhere, Agriculture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai inaugurated a multipurpose community hall in Danglat village, near Tezu. The multipurpose hall will also function as a badminton court and a meeting hall. (DIPRO)