Kaho: Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is planning to make a documentary about one of its most “patriotic destinations” — Kaho, a village in Anjaw district on the China border — to mark the 75th year of Independence.
- 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.
- The village is 580 km east of Itanagar.
- Its people belong to the Meyor community.
- Anjaw is one of the 11 districts of Arunachal Pradesh that share their border with China.
- The documentary, sanctioned by the State BJP Government, is a part of the celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, the nationwide celebrations for the 75th year of Independence.
- According to the 2011 census, Kaho has only 65 residents and a literacy rate of 64.15%.
- Dipa village: A similar publicity event was organised at Dipa village in Lower Siang district a month ago.
- Several residents of Dipa had taken part in the freedom movement and the national flag was first hoisted at the village on August 15, 1947.