Dr Loyi’s mortal remains laid to rest

AALO, May 13: The mortal remains of Galo Welfare Society (GWS) president Dr Minge Loyi were laid to rest here in West Siang district on Tuesday amid a gathering of thousands of mourners.
Besides Dr Loyi’s family members and relatives, the central and district GWS executive members, representatives of CBOs, and others attended the last rites.
Earlier, the mortal remains were taken around the streets of Aalo town, so that the people could pay their last respects to the departed.
Dr Loyi breathed his last near Boginadi, Assam, on the way to his native place, Aalo, from Guwahati. He had suffered a cardiac arrest while attending a meeting of the North East Forum for Indigenous People in Shillong, Meghalaya, on 30 April.
The GWS’ West Siang district president Kirba Sora read out the condolence messages sent by organizations including the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes’ Forum, the Nyishi Elite Society, the Adi Baane Kebang, the Mishing Baane Kebang, the Tanw Supung Dukung, the Mishmi Welfare Society, the Christian community of Basar area, and various other messages from CBOs, society organisations, unions and association of West Siang district.
The Christian Forum and the Central Donyi Polo Gamgi also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul during the last rites.
Meanwhile, the officers and staff of the animal husbandry, veterinary & dairy development directorate also expressed profound grief over the passing away of Dr Loyi.
In a condolence meeting in Itanagar, they observed two minutes’ silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
“Dr Loyi will always be remembered as a sincere, pragmatic and diligent officer of the department,” the directorate said in a condolence message to the bereaved family.
The Papum Pare district administration, heads and officials of various departments, and the Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Community Confederation also mourned the passing away of Dr Loyi. (With DIPRO input)