Drug menace, insurgency ‘hindering’ progress of TCL region: Tapir Gao

KHONSA, Mar 18: Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao has said that the two issues - drug menace and insurgency problem - are coming in the way of development of the TCL region.

In this direction, the MP called upon all to fight against such anti-social activities and to extend cooperation to the District Administration and security forces to deal with the issues.

Speaking as chief guest at the silver jubilee celebration of Wangcha Rajkumar Govt College (WRGC), Deomali today, Gao also emphasized on encouragement of mother tongue, which, he said, is the key for preservation and promotion of culture and traditions of every community.

While paying homage to late Wangcha Rajkumar on the occasion, Gao congratulated all the past and present teaching faculties for serving the students for 25 glorious years and producing a good number of educated youths. Since its establishment, WRGC is doing a tremendous job for the students of Tirap and Longding districts in bringing confidence and moulding the life of young students in finding their future career, he said.

Besides taking part in tree plantation, the MP also released a souvenir ‘Rang O’ on the occasion.

PHE&WS and DoTCL Minister Wangki Lowang, while congratulating the faculties, alumni and students of WRGC on attaining silver jubilee, said that despite tough times in the initial stage of college establishment at Chatjo due to security reason, the faculties have brought academic achievement to this college, which is quite commendable.

He assured all possible help from his side in consultation with the concerned department to improve the infrastructure of WRGC, Deomali on priority.

Borduria-Bogapani MLA Wanglin Lowangdong expressed his concern and continued support as well for the development of the college.

Stating that WRGC is the only college for the twin districts of Tirap & Longding, he added that the representatives of both districts have also generated funds for construction of academic blocks at Chatjo.

However, the infrastructures couldn’t be used due to various reasons and the college was shifted to the present location at Deomali which is more suitable with a beautiful surrounding, he said.

Further, Lowangdong said that WRGC can become one of the premier colleges in the State for which the government should also take care of.

Jiten Wangchha, on behalf of WRGC Alumni, also spoke on the occasion and submitted a memorandum for a guest house at the WRGC campus.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by WRGC Principal Dr Monshi Tayeng, MP Gao announced Rs 20 lakh for construction of WRGC’s kitchen, Rs 2 lakh for tree plantation in a decorative way for beautification of the campus and one football ground for WRGC.

March Past by NCC and mega dance by the students of WRGC added more attraction to the occasion.

Among others, the programme was attended by DC Tirap Hento Karga, SP Tirap Kardak Riba, ADC Deomali Vishakha Yadav and ZPC Tirap Chathong Lowang. (DIPRO)