PASIGHAT, Feb 25: Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong said mechanics are an inseparable part of the civil society and “all works pertaining to day-to-day life are dependent upon them.”
Addressing a function organised by the All East Siang Mechanic Union (AESMU) here in East Siang district, the MLA informed the union’s members about the state government’s hiking the labour wages and adopting a policy for economic development of the poor.
Moyong said the government would soon conduct a “state level mechanic convention” in order to hear their views and grievances.
DFO (T) Tabang Jamoh described mechanics as “the backbone of the modern society,” and advised them to continue offering their noble services for the welfare of the society.
AESMU president Oyin Gao said the district union, which has around 300 members, assists disaster victims, besides rendering services to the people, irrespective of their caste, creed or religion.
Gao, however, expressed disappointment that some unscrupulous local youths were “interfering in the union’s activities.”
“So far we have not made any demand or claim to the authority and are doing our own business; but our noble efforts are hindered by unscrupulous youths, which is causing resentment among the members,” Gao said.
Among others, market committee vice president Bolen Gao, AESMU secretary Jagadish Barman and others spoke on the occasion.