A report on the “Unsung Heroes” of Arunachal Pradesh who fought against the British empire, prepared by the department of history, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Doimukh (Itanagar) was submitted to deputy chief minister Chowna Mein at his secretariat office in Itanagar on January 9.
After receiving the report, Chowna Mein, who is also the chairperson of the ‘core committee on unsung heroes’, congratulated the research team for completing the much-needed and awaited task of researching and compiling the contribution of unsung heroes of Arunachal Pradesh despite many challenges and hurdles.
“This compilation will place our state on the glorious map of the struggle for Independence and resistance towards the colonial rule and re-affirm our love for independence and patriotism,” the deputy chief minister said.
He further stated that as a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav‘, the contribution of the unsung heroes will be celebrated in a big way in the ensuing statehood day as a tribute to the glorious contribution of the heroes towards the struggle for independence.
The report was submitted to the core committee chief in presence of advisor to chief minister, Tai Tagak, RGU vice chancellor Saket Kushwaha, member secretary Dani Salu, finance secretary YW Ringu and RGU registrar NT Rikam, among others.
Research coordinator and head of department of history, RGU, Ashan Riddi, however, informed that the final and comprehensive report will be submitted by the research team on the statehood day (February 20) after vetting by the NCERT and the state government which will be released during the statehood day celebration.