Arunachal Pradesh : Former Minister – Karma Wangchu Cremated With Full State Honours 

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The mortal remains of former Minister of Arunachal Pradesh late Karma Wangchu was cremated this afternoon at Temilo below Tawang monastery. The cremation was done amidst huge gathering of public and chanting of mantras and rituals led by abbot of Tawang monastery Shelding Tulku Thupten Tendar rinpoche and other senior monks.

Chairman DoKAA Jambey Wangdi, Brigadier NM Bendigeri commander Tawang brigade, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Tawang – Bomge Kamduk, and I/c DC Tawang Rinchin Leta laid wreath while jawans of Arunachal Pradesh police presented guard of honour to the deceased leader.

A man of incredible & multi-faceted skills, Wangchu was the first person from Tawang district to be appointed as a Minister in Government of Arunachal Pradesh. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, six sons and their children.

Born in Seru of Tawang District on 1936, Wangchu was considered as a pioneer in taking the Government policies and development schemes to the remotest corner and border areas of Tawang District.

Late Wangchu started his career in Assam Border Police during 1959-60, before serving the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) as a Junior Intelligence Officer-II during 1960-76.

As the Intelligence officer, he was posted along the McMohan line for intelligence gathering and reporting. He was on active duty during the 1962 aggression and tasked with gathering intelligence inputs attached to the Indian Army in areas like Bumla, Mago-Thingbu, and Zemithang region.

A devout follower of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, the philanthropist provided free education and residential facilities to more than 1256 children along the border villages of Mago, Thingbu, and Zemithang of Tawang District.

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