ITANAGAR, MARCH 30 : The All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Abo Taru Nibu Nijik Boos (Priest) welfare association today held its executive body meeting and discussed several issues of the organisation. The priest body thanks the state govt for releasing of honorarium for the priest of state.
The executive members from 14 districts take part and discuss several issues confronting the organisation. All the presidents and general secretary of the 14 district raised issues of their respective district and urged the state executive body to pursue the pending issues of the organisation with the state government. Several internal issues of the organisation were discussed and necessary resolutions were adopted with consensus.
Briefing the media, AAPAANWA President Hari Taro informed that we have a fruitful discussion on various issues today. We come to know that the government, DIA and cultural Affairs Minister Taba Tedir has released the honorarium of the priest of state and with this more than two thousand five hundred priests of twenty five districts of state. would be given soon and thanks to all those who have supported the cause of the priest and helped the priest of most of them perform their duty in very poor condition. He said. There were several amendments in our bye law of the rules and regulation of the organisation and necessary amendments have been taken up after thorough discussion of the house. Few vacant posts of the organisation were also done.
There are several issues of the organisation and priest community which need to be resolved and in due course of time we have also submitted a memorandum to the state government which is still pending and hope that the state government takes up the issue for redressal. He said.
The important issue and genuine demands of the AAPAANWA which include allotment of fund for celebration of local festival named Lingiri, Niki Sii Donyi Polo yullo priest festival for all tribes of 25 districts and corpus fund to CBOs for strengthening of culture and tradition. Celebration of local festival. Organizing of priest seminar-cumm workshops in various districts of state for promotion and preservation of traditional practices.
Establishment of Nibu Nyijik boos model village Jami Jate. Priest healing centre cum community centre files are still pending and hope that the state government who have a vision for promoting the aged old traditional practice of state and state government may approve the genuine demand. Taro said.
Though the state government has approved and sanctioned the honorarium for the priest but it is too meager in today’s world as the prices of all essential commodities is at the peak so the state government may review the scale and a proposal which has already been submitted to state government may approved and sanctioned by the present government. Taro added.