AAPSU observes Martyrs’ Day

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) observed its Martyrs’ Day at the NEFA Club here on Tuesday to honour the martyrdom of its activists Kipa Kache, Tobom Bam and Khoda Dolu, who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the indigenous people of the state and for the union.
The day was also observed to remember many AAPSU activists who sacrificed their all during the anti-refugee and other movements spearheaded by the AAPSU. The union paid floral tributes to the memorial stones of the martyrs on the occasion.
Acknowledging the hardships faced by many of the former AAPSU activists, its president Hawa Bagang announced to observe the Martyrs’ Day across the state from next year onwards to honour and remember the supreme sacrifices of its former leaders and activists.
Late Kipa Kache, from Kurung Kumey district, was declared the first AAPSU martyr in the state. He succumbed to CRPF firing on 3 February, 1986.
Late Tobom Bam, from Leparada district, sacrificed his life while returning from Delhi from the historic ‘Delhi Chalo Abhiyan’, on 18 May, 1994.
Late Khoda Dolu, then chief coordinator of the AAPSU, laid down his life on 14 June, 2004, while on official duty of the union.
The programme was also attended by members of various district student unions and branch student unions, besides former AAPSU leaders.