Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Tuesday assured his support in constructing a memorial in recognition of the heroism and sacrifice of Late Sepoy Agoi Wangsa, a sepoy of the 3rd battalion of Assam Regiment who laid down his life-fighting terrorists in Punjab in 1992.

The governor gave the assurance when state RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam and Longding-Pumao MLA Tanpho Wangnaw called on him at the Raj Bhawan here and briefed him on the valour of Late Wangsa, who was also honoured with the Shaurya Chakra posthumously.

The governor emphasized that the memorial should be built at the earliest in Longding and it should be “imposing, motivating and worthy of the heroism of Late Wangsa”.

“The memorial should be located at a vantage location of the town and should be visible from a distance, so as to inspire the youth and many others to emulate the heroism of Late Wangsa,” the governor said.

In addition to the memorial at Longding town, Mishra said a befitting monument should also be built at the village where the last rite of the martyr was held.

The memorial has an emotional attachment to the Wancho community and others as it will inculcate feelings of bravery, courage and self-sacrifice in every visitor, the governor said.

The governor, accordingly, advised Air Commodore (Retd) R D Mosabi, the secretary-cum-director of the Rajya Sainik Board, to visit the site at Longding in coordination with local MLAs and finalize the site selection.

He also asked the secretary to explore ways to help the Vir Nari of Late Sepoy Wangsa financially so that she can sustain herself.

APPSC member Major General (Retd) Jarken Gamlin and Rajya Sainik board, Arunachal Pradesh member Lt Colonel T C Tayum were present during the meeting.

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