Seva Kendra Arunachal East celebrates 25 Years of Service to Humanity
Amidst odds of various magnitudes, Seva Kendra Arunachal East with its Headquarter at Miao in Changlang district successfully completes 25 years of yeoman services through its wings spread over 8 districts of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. The journey of SKAE, one of India’s leading NGO started its journey in 1993 under the statesmanship of Rev. Bishop Dr. George Palliparambil from Borduria in Tirap district.
To mark completion of 25 years, a grand Silver Jubilee celebration was held at Light of the World School Auditorium here yesterday with Changlang Deputy Commissioner R.K Sharma gracing the occasion as Chief Guest and ex. ZPC Jowkhong Singpho as Guest of Honor. Through their presence, a huge chunk of dignitaries including ADC T. Rumi, EAC, COs, HoDs, public leaders, officers, SHG & NarmG leaders, dance troupes and students contributed in making the celebration a grand success.
Ever since its inception, SKAE without any biased intent worked untiringly in health, education and economic sectors. Today, in all the districts of Eastern Arunachal, SKAE has 46 English medium schools, 17 dispensaries, a college and 1 hospital. Through Self Help Groups, villagers, both men and women are taking up projects under various state and centrally sponsored schemes and villagers are reaping the fruits of their hard work and dedication. Women are empowered and poor children are escorted to doors of schools, while villagers are gradually forging towards the path of economic self reliance.
Addressing the jam-packed audience Deputy Commissioner R.K Sharma in his usual intellect tone said, “passing 25 years is nothing but passing 25 years with success is an achievement and passing 25 years with success by bringing positive change in society is a milestone”.He lauded various troupes for demonstrating the cultural mosaic of the state. Congratulating Seva Kendra for bringing economic revolution in rural areas, the DC expressed the need to go for self employment ventures as it is practically difficult to accommodate every unemployed in public as well as private jobs.
Rev.Bishop Dr. George Pallipparambil in his speech dwelled in length on unabated destruction of forest leading to shortage of drinking water. He appealed everyone to plant trees and save the state from ecological imbalance. He thanked everyone involved in bringing Seva Kendra to this present stage.