23rd Jul 2017 10:07:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jul 23The state media fraternity on Sunday handed over the amount collected in the two day donation camp set up at twin capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun on July 17 and 18 for affected families of Laptap landslide incident. The camp was jointly set up by Arunachal Press Club, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists and Arunachal Electronic Media Association.  Total amount handed over to affected families was Rs Three Lakhs Sixty Thousand only. 

At least 14 people of a family were killed in Laptap village when their homes were swept away in the landslide triggered by incessant rains on July 11 last.

Eldest family member Tana Maha received the amount on behalf of the families. Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) President Amar Sangno and Arunachal Press Club (APC) Advisor Dodum Yangfo led the media team, comprising of Taya Bagang, Nellie Manpoong, Tanom Jerang, Talar Yuto, Tagu Ningee and Dogin Randa.

The affected families later took the media team to the mass burial ground where all fourteen victims were buried.  Sharing their current situation, family member Tana Tagi Tara informed that numerous NGOs came forward to help the affected family including Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Union MoS Home, Kiren Rijiju and former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who is also the local MLA.

“Learning from the tragic incident we have decided to build houses at safer location as precautionary measures,” Tagi informed. He further expressed gratitude to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for standing by the victim families at this hour of grief and also thanked media team for going beyond mere reporting and reaching out to the victims.

In an overwhelming gesture by Samaritans towards Laptap village landslide victims, a sum of rupees 3, 60000 was collected in a two day donation camp.

People from all walks of life turned up and generously contributed in cash or kind in the two day donation camp.

Meanwhile, the media fraternity appreciated the generosity shown by people of twin capital city for the cause of Laptap tragedy.   The media fraternity, in a statement, said that the overwhelming response from all walks of life shows the spirit of humanity and oneness.


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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