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
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.