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Arunachal CM confers Karmveer title on Khandu

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ITANAGAR, April 13 � Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday conferred Karmveer title on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) upon former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.

Tuki said in his address to a distinguished gathering to mark the Society�s 9th foundation day at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum here, that the State Government�s financial support for the proposed award after late Lummer Dai will be an annual feature.

�Dr Bhupen Hazarika, who was part of Arunachalee society being born at Bolung village in NEFA, was closely associated in State�s socio-cultural development,� he said about the region�s literay heritage and recalled Hazarika�s songs like �Hamara Arunachal�, �Koto jawanar mrityu hol� (1962), and film �Mera Dharam Meri Maa�.

Recalling his announcement to install Bhupenda�s statue and make a documentary on his life, the CM announced government�s sponsorship with a committee headed by APLS President YD Thongchi to achieve the goal.

A national seminar in 1998 had noted with concern lack of proper research and development in the State, Tuki said, adding a voluminous book � Wonders of the World � carried a chapter on his address to the seminar highlighting the State�s uniqueness. � PTI

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Arunachal CM confers Karmveer title on Khandu

ITANAGAR, April 13 � Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday conferred Karmveer title on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) upon former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.

Tuki said in his address to a distinguished gathering to mark the Society�s 9th foundation day at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum here, that the State Government�s financial support for the proposed award after late Lummer Dai will be an annual feature.

�Dr Bhupen Hazarika, who was part of Arunachalee society being born at Bolung village in NEFA, was closely associated in State�s socio-cultural development,� he said about the region�s literay heritage and recalled Hazarika�s songs like �Hamara Arunachal�, �Koto jawanar mrityu hol� (1962), and film �Mera Dharam Meri Maa�.

Recalling his announcement to install Bhupenda�s statue and make a documentary on his life, the CM announced government�s sponsorship with a committee headed by APLS President YD Thongchi to achieve the goal.

A national seminar in 1998 had noted with concern lack of proper research and development in the State, Tuki said, adding a voluminous book � Wonders of the World � carried a chapter on his address to the seminar highlighting the State�s uniqueness. � PTI