Aalo (Arunachal): The long-felt demand of
the people of West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh for
changing the nomenclature from Galong to Galo tribe has been
finally fulfilled with the Parliament passing the bill
The Lok Sabha yesterday passed the amendment bill for
changing the nomenclature to Galo from Galong by removing the
suffixing, a genuine demand the community has been making
since years, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki announced at a public
meeting at Aalo, the headquarters town of the district today.
The tribes of the district since long have been
demanding for a change in the nomenclature as they the word
Gallong is from Adi community inhabiting East Siang
Later talking to PTI Tuki informed that the bill passed
by the Lok Sabha would be raised in the Rajya Sabha for its
consideration and passing and later would be send to the
President for her assent before the final gazette notification
being issued by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
“This was promised by former chief minister Dorjee
Khandu to the community and I am just carrying his commitment
forward to fulfill the aspirations of the people,” he added.