Grand Old Man of Aalo No More.
Publish Date : 13/01/2020
Aalo 9th Jan: Shri Boken Ete, one of the first Generation leaders of Arunachal Pradesh and 1st MLA of 16th Along South Assembly Constituency breathed his last on the night of 8.1.2020. He was more than 100 years old. He was one of the most influential and respected personality of undivided Siang Division. He started his career in British Regime as ALC in 1944, got promoted to Peon in 1945, Political Interpreter in 1946, Head PI in 1953, Base Superintendent in 1961, Political Assistant in 1963 and went on to become a MLA when 1st Assembly Elections were held in Arunachal Pradesh in 1978. He was instrumental in ending the Slavery System, establishment of Aalo as HQ of undivided Siang, establishment of Rule of Law in the nascent society and growth of Keba system. He was responsible for establishment of RKM School and many other schools in and around Aalo. He was involved in many crucial development works and championed the cause of Indigenous Faith. He was a true symbol of communal harmony. For his exemplary services he was awarded with Assam Governor’s Earthquake Relief Fund Medal in 1950, Assam Governor’s Commendation Certificate in 1958 and Lt. Governor’s Commendation Certificate in 1978. With his demise, the society has lost a guide and guardian.