16th Apr 2018 11:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Apr 16:Governor BD Mishra has expressed concern over the high rate of suicides in the Idu Mishmi community and has urged every member of society to work together and find remedial solutions.

The governor was speaking in a meeting with MLA Mutchu Mithi, and prominent intellectuals and priests of the Idu Mishmi community which was also attended by the first lady Neelam Mishra.

The Governor was also concerned about the marriage system where many adult girls remain unmarried and retaining of dead body in the house for days.  The Governor, who himself is a strong protagonist of preserving the age old tradition and cultural heritage felt that every society must be dynamic, progressive and forward looking.

‘The customs which are not progressive need to be revisited for the benefit of the community,’ he said stressing that a change for the greater good of the greater number must be our motto and concerted effort from all must be made to achieve it.

Every member of society must work together and involve all social motivators specially the ‘Igu’ (Priest) to find and promulgate remedial solutions for these social handicaps, Mishra said.

Pained by the trend of juvenile suicide tendencies, the governor suggested the visiting members to educate and create awareness amongst the young generation to bring a social change for the betterment of the community as a whole.

He advised the visiting Idu Mishimi people to go about this mission in a systematic manner. They should target the youth in the schools and colleges, who in their impressionable age will be the catalyst for the movement, the governor advised.       

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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