India: APLS felicitates three eminent literary figures on its 10th foundation day

Itanagar: The 10th Foundation Day of the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) was celebrated with felicitation of the prominent literary figures, namely, Aduk Tayeng, Ramchandra Chutia and Jumsi Siram at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum conference hall here on Monday.

Aduk Tayeng, former Director of Research, GoAP, is one of the pioneers of Linguistic Research in Arunachal Pradesh, while Ramchandra Chutia, a retired teacher and eminent Assamese writer, contributed in the field of Arunachal literature by penning down more than 25 books in Assamese and English. Jumsi Siram is the first person from the state to write his literary works in Hindi.

Addressing at the celebration function MLA cum Adviser to Chief Minister, Lombo Tayeng said that literature is the index of the development of any community. He called upon the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society to spread its tentacles in district level to involve more and more people in literary activities.

Tayeng said that literary activities of the APLS has now turned into a social movement and the role of APLS is very much significant in present juncture. While lauding the yeoman serviced rendered by APLS towards the development of literary activities of the state, Lombo Tayeng said “Govt. should promote APLS through financial grants and assistance. As gesture of support to APLS, Tayeng also donated his one month’s salary to the tune of Rs. one lakh. Read more

Source: The Arunachal Times