‘Focus on intra-clan cooperation, education, career, livelihood’

SEPPA, Oct 26: East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) chairman Dahey Sangno has appealed to the clan organisations under the EKSWCO to learn from the progressive clans of other tribes, saying that focusing on intra-clan cooperation, and on fundamental sectors like education, career and livelihood, “instead of the fine culture,” helped them grow as a unit.
He was speaking during the 41st foundation day celebration of the EKSWCO, which concluded here on Thursday with several clan-based organisations pledging their allegiance to the EKSWCO and the ratification of the seven-point ‘Wessang Declaration’, outlining the ‘guiding principles towards creation of a constructive society.’
Some key points of the declaration include upholding the rule of law and rejecting revengeful action; promoting inter-clan cooperation for creating an egalitarian society; resolving discords through dialogues and fairness; rejecting clan protectionism of criminals; discouraging malicious propaganda; promoting mutual respect for the rights of all tribes; and nurturing the competitive spirit among the clans in the field of education, literature, arts, folk culture, and sports, instead of conflict and hatred.
Reaffirming their acceptance of the EKSWCO as their parental organisation, the heads of the clan organisations requested for affiliation to the EKSWCO, and for sustained engagement with the EKSWCO towards realizing the larger objectives of a constructive society.
Besides legislators from the district, Sports Minister Mama Natung, Seppa MLA Tapuk Taku, Bameng MLA Guruk Pordung, and Chayang Tajo MLA Hayeng Mangfi, and WWO-EK unit president Mone Taba also spoke.
Natung highlighted the efforts of ‘Team East Kameng’ in revamping the education sector in the district with the establishment of another Eklavya Model Residential School, the ITI, and the agriculture college, besides “posting of unprecedented numbers of PGTs and TGTs to the district.”