Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Government to revive the glorious history of the State and celebrate the Unsung Heroes of the State who fought against the British. The BJP Government of Arunachal Pradesh had decided to document the great valour and sacrifices made by a number of freedom warriors against British rule at the beginning of the Amrit Kal.
The unsung heroes of the State were never documented in Indian history or any previous government, either in the centre or in the state. The Arunachal cabinet has accepted the report on the unsung heroes of the State prepared by Rajiv Gandhi University Itanagar on February 13.
Accepting the report, CM Pema Khandu said, “The Cabinet accepted ‘Report On The Unsung Heroes Of Arunachal Pradesh Who Fought Against The British’. A great job was done by the Dept of History, RGU.
I am sure the study will revive the golden history of our StateState & help us reconnect with forgotten heroes who fought valiantly against the oppression of Britishers to safeguard the motherland and give us precious freedom.” The report will be released on February 20 during the statehood day celebrations. President Draupadi Murmu will likely release the report who will be the chief guest of the statehood day celebration.
President Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to attend the 37th statehood day function in Itanagar on February 20.
“After months of research and hard work by the history department of Rajiv Gandhi University under the core committee as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the report on the Unsung Heroes of Arunachal Pradesh was accepted today during the 4th cabinet meeting of 2023 chaired by CM Pema Khandu ji,” deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein tweeted.
It should be mentioned that the Tai Khamtis of Arunachal Pradesh had ignited the flame of the battle of Sadiya against the British in 1839.
The unrevealed story of Tai Khamti leaders, like Phra Taka (follower of Buddha), who had migrated from Myanmar, erstwhile Burma, and become the ruler of Sadiya (presently in Assam) and Thenkhwa (presently in Arunachal Pradesh) and bestowed with the title of Sadiya Khowa Ghain. And later, Chau Salan and his son Cahu Kungpha followed by Chau I Alias Ronua Gohain, forged the history of the Tai Khamti people and fought for the sovereignty of their motherland. But these great warriors never find their due place in Indian history books.