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Arunachal official bags award


ITANAGAR, Dec 8 - RN Koley, a prolific writer and former Assistant Director (Culture), Directorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, has bagged the North East India Award-2018 for his outstanding contribution towards the development of tribal literature.

The coveted award carrying a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a citation was presented to him by Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy at a function held at the Christ School International Auditorium, Nongsder, Umiam, in Shillong today.

The annual award, instituted by the KKLL Foundation in collaboration with Christ School International in 2016, is given to persons or institutions from the North East region who/which excel in promotion of peace, social work, tribal literature and youth leadership.

Koley, an ace sociologist and literary activist, is at present serving the Research Directorate of Arunachal Pradesh Government as an officer-on-special-duty (OSD). He also holds the post of editor at the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS).

Meanwhile, APLS president YD Thongchi and general secretary Batem Pertin, and adviser to the Chief Minister, Tai Tagak, have congratulated Koley on winning the prestigious award.

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