Guv lays foundation stone of war memorial
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 16:25
  
Itanagar: The foundation stone of a war memorial to honour the martyrs of Anglo-Abor wars was laid at Rebing Camp, 70 KM from Pasighat by Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd) JJ Singh.

"The war memorial will instill a sense of national pride not only among members of the community but also in the youth and help them develop pride and respect for the martyrs," he said at the function organised yesterday to mark the centenary of Poju Mimak, the last Anglo-Abor war of 1911-12, official sources said on Saturday.

Impressed with the natural beauty of West Siang district, in which spot is situated, he said the Siang basin has huge potential for tourism especially adventure and eco-tourism.

River Siang is one of the best places for white water rafting in the world and the state government is contemplating to develop tourism in the area so that it becomes a major hub for tourism activities.

A demonstration of the discharge of stone chutes as practiced during the Anglo-Abor wars by tribal warriors, photo exhibition on the wars and ornaments of the community, staging of Tapu or war dance were the highlights of the celebration.

Earlier, the Governor visited Goying Liidung, a huge monolith stone at Radha, where the first Anglo-Abor war took place in 1858, official sources said.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 16:25


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