INDIA’S FIRST VILLAGE FROM THE CHINA

Arunachal Pradesh is planning to make a documentary on Kaho, a village on the China border to mark the 75th year of Independence.

Important points:

  • Kaho is the first village from the China border in Anjaw district.
  • Anjaw is one of the 11 districts of Arunachal Pradesh that share their border with China.
  • According to the 2011 census, Kaho has only 65 residents and a literacy rate of 64.15%.
  • A documentary on the village and the locals who belong to the Meyor tribe will be made.
  • Meyor is a small tribe constituting a small population that dwells in Kibithoo and Walong circles of the district.
  • Meyors are also animists like the Mishmis but they have also adopted Mahayana Buddhism.
  • Abor, Aka, Apatani, Dafla, Galong, Khampti, Khowa, Mishmi, Monpa, Momba, Any Naga tribes, Sherdukpen, Singpho”.
  • One of seven villages in the Kibithoo block bisected by the Lohit river, Kaho had weathered the Chinese attack in 1962. Its people had assisted the Indian soldiers who had been outnumbered.

Lohit River:

  • It is a tributary to the Brahmaputra River.
  • Brahmaputra River originates under the name of Siang or Dihang, from the Chemayungdung glacier of the Kailash range near the Mansarovar lake (Tibet). It enters India west of Sadiya town in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It originates in eastern Tibet, in the Zayal Chu range and surges through Arunachal Pradesh for 200 km, before reaching in the plains of Assam.

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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