ITANAGAR, June 1 - Pride of Arunachal Pradesh and a leading light in the world of Assamese literature, �Sahitya Surjya� Lummer Dai was today remembered on his 78th birth anniversary by the people of his birthplace Siluk village in East Siang district under the banner of Silukian Welfare Kebang (SWK), along with Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS).
On the occasion, the statue of Lummer Dai � installed by Silukians with their own contributions � was unveiled by Sahitya Akademi awardee YD Thongchi at Government Upper Primary School, Siluk.
Coinciding with the celebration, the second �Luminous Lummer Dai State Literary Award�, instituted by APLS, was conferred on writer-poet Dr Jogendra Nath. The award carrying a citation, a memento and cash of Rs 10,000 was presented to him by Thongchi.
At Itanagar, the APLS paid floral tributes to late Dai in a function held at conference hall of JN State Museum.