Statue of Communal Harmony Unveiled to Mark Ist Death Anniversary of Philanthropist Late Taken Pakam Lobom.

Publish Date : 03/11/2020


Aalo 28th Oct: – A 14 feet Statue of Communal Harmony was unveiled by Shri Hento Kargato, President Lobom Ao Welfare Society amid fanfare to commemorate the first Death Anniversary of Taken Pakam Lobom,(1924-2019) popularly known as PEDONG KENBO and former HGB at his native village Logum Jini today. Late Pakam left for heavenly abode on 26th October 2019 at Aalo and this statue has been erected as a memory of his powerful legacy and selfless services rendered to the communities within West Siang District and beyond.
He was a renowned social worker, a patriot, a philanthropist, an orator and a proponent of tribal faith and culture He was a great soul, a messenger of peace for communal harmony throughout his life and a pioneer in traditional & judicial keba. During his life time, he solved various disputes through Bogum –Boka traditional Kebas and succeeded in maintaining peace & tranquillity among various tribes of then Siang Frontier Division. He was instrumental in calming down communal riots among tribes and he was engaged as a Peace messengers in 2004 engaged by then DC, Shri S.D Vaidya
Late Pakam served 1st ever Panchayati Raj member of Arunachal Pradesh, as a responsible member of Adi- Galo Bogum Boka Keba system in 1942, HGB of logum Jini since 1984, a responsible member of Siang BACHAO COMMITTEE”, founder President of LOBOM Welfare Society in 1953 and connectivity with people of North-Eastern states by various charitable activities through “PEDONG KENBO WELFARE SOCIETY”. He always advocated for introduction of artificial Tiger/Leopard Jaw teeth in local keba in every Tani Clan of Arunachal Pradesh instead of killing treasured animals and it was introduced on 27th Feb’2016 at 10th Galo Banne Keba at Dari Circle. He was one of the founding members of west Siang District & Aalo town working along with late Boken Ete.
Shri Karga said that the statue is not only a symbol of his achievementin his life time but and epitome of love for the parent by his children. J. Naso, Son Karyom Pakam, HGB of Logum Jini and others spoke on the life history of late Pakam and one minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul. His family members, relatives, well-wishers from the district and outside congregated on 1st death anniversary to pay floral tribute.