Dera Natung remembered on 20th death anniversary

Dera Natung remembered on 20th death anniversary

ITANAGAR, May 08 : Former education minister Dera Natung was remembered on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary here at a programme held at the Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) on Saturday.

After paying floral tribute to the former education minister, Minister for Environment & Forest, Mama Natung spoke on the contributions of late Natung in transforming the state’s education scenario.
“He was instrumental in bringing the Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in the state beside other institutions in the state. Late Natung had an imperative role in transforming the education sector of the state and providing the youths with quality education. Therefore, the youths of the state should carry forward his vision by participating in educational reforms and other development activities,” he said.

“Before entering politics, late Natung was the first president of the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU). I had a close association with him and witnessed how humble and visionary he was,” the minister said.

DNGC Principal MQ Khan, who also paid his tribute to the late minister said, “Late Natung, through his acquired education has proved himself as a man of vision and transformed the state as a minister with various portfolios. His unfortunate death is irreparable.”
He added, the former Education Minister not only represented the state as minister but also was a role model to all the youths in the state as a youth leader, social worker and above all a good human being.
“On 8 May, 2001, when he (Late Natung) met with an unfortunate air crash while on a tour to Tawang and East Kameng districts to survey sites for educational institutions. He shall always remain immortal by his virtue, great deeds and action,” Dr Khan added.

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