The first water supply system in the Ziro area is 51 years old now. Indira Gandhi inaugurated the system at Hari village on March 18, 1958.
What impresses one is the fact that inaugural plate is written in Hindi as well as Apatani. The Apatani version says:
Hari Yasi Sukuñ
Srimati Indira Gandhi mukobite
Mloko Polo, 18 March 1958
I have seen innumerable inaugural plates prepared under the supervision of Apatani officers today, but not a single one written in Apatani. Can we learn from the past?