PISTANA, FEB 21 : The 104 year old Likha Takha, a pioneer of several social works and social movement of Pistana circle of Yachuli assembly constituency of undivided Subansiri district of state passed away on Sunday morning. Thousand takes part in last rite which was performed at Old Panya village on Monday.
Late LIkha Takha born to Late Likha Teti and Late Likha Yasso in 1918 was serving with three sons and 4 daughters of total 9 children was a great social worker and a person advocating for social reformation passed away on Sunday at 3.15 AM at his resident at Old Panya due to his ill health for last one decade.
The last rite was performed amid huge gathering of family members, relatives, well-wishers, church leaders, Christina believers, social workers, PRI leaders, leaders of various political party and general public of several villages of the area at his village at Old Pistana as per funeral service attended by several church leaders of NBCC.
Several church leaders of NBCC which include Pistana pastoral range, NBCC General Secretary Rev. Tagang Gelo, NBCC Lower Subansiri district unit President Toko Nikam and others church leaders of district and state were present during the last journey of Late Likha Takha.
Likha welfare society President NL Kamin in his condolence message said that the work done by Late LIkha Takha will always be remembered by the people. He has always been advocating for better education of children for a peaceful and prosperous and developed society. the LWS pray for eternal peace of departed soul to rest in peace. Kamin added.
Former MLA LIkha Saaya in his message said the youths to learn form Late Likha Takha who has been tirelessly working for the social reformation and social development including the better education for children, maintaining good health to live long to serve the society.
His living a long life itself a message to younger generation without drugs and appeal the youth who are the future of tomorrow to live away from the clutch of drug. Saaya added.
Lower Subansiri ZPC Likha Sangchhore among several others leaders also send message to the departed leader for eternal peace in heavenly abode.
Family sources informed that Late Likha Takha, 104 years has been in actively involved in social welfare activities including social reformation among the society has always been advocated for the education of children and youth development. He was a great priest during the 60s and during 1963 he was converted to Christianity and since then he was always been advocating for a social change in the living of community and tribes for prosperity and development with a behavior change in day today activities.
Social workers and entrepreneur LIkha Maj in his condolence message said earlier to his conversion into Christianity, he was a tallest Indigenous priest and performed his works well and was very popular in several parts of Nyishi dominated area of state for his works.
He joined church believers in 1962 and became Gospel Leader and pioneer members of Gospel and church growth In particular Nishi area and state as a whole. He was also summoned by Union of India Govt. in 1979 in Delhi alongwith Legendary Lt. Nabam Rukhi and Neelam Taram had a talk with union of India about principles and Gospel of Jesus ministry and as per information they meet then Prime Minister of India in 1979. Maj said.
He has always in his message said been emphasizing the people for maintaining peace, tranquility, communal harmony and brotherhood for progress and prosperity of people with high standard of education for children and has worked for the development of the area. Maj added.