The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) reiterated its stand of maintaining peace, tranquility and communal harmony along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh interstate boundary.
This was stated by AAPSU president Hawa Bagang at Balijan.
He was addressing the inaugural function of a football tournament involving teams from both states held at Balijan in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam.
He further said that Arunchal students’ body, being a constituent partner of the NESO, will always ‘advocate lasting solution to the interstate boundary dispute’.
Bagang also called for more sports and cultural ties between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to foster unity and brotherhood.
All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) vice-president Tana Susil Tara, who also attended the ceremony, lauded the APPSU for organizing the tournament.
All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) president Nabam Tado urged stakeholders to cooperate in the efforts to improve the academic scenario of the state.
Among others, All Papum Poma Students’ Union president Tassar Levi and games & sports secretary Ngurang Tache addressed the gathering.
Eighteen teams are taking part in the tournament. Out of these, seven teams are from Assam.
The first match was played between Gohpur FC and Milonpur FC.
Gohpur FC won by 12-1 goals in an one-sided opening match.
The tournament is being organized in remembrance of former leaders of the All Popum Poma Students’ Union (APPSU), including former Cabinet Minister late TC Teli, former deputy minister late Ngurang Tazap, late Tem Tatung, late Techi Taangam, and late Techi Kako.