Namsai has officially became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh. The declaration was made by state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during the grand inaugural event of Poi Pee Mau festival, held at the headquarter Namsai as reported on DNAindia recently.
On August 15, 2014, although the sub-division was formally declared as a new district of Arunachal Pradesh. It became a full-fledged district just this week.
Namsai (Sub-division) belonging to the Lohit district was created-out from erstwhile Lohit Frontier tract, to make a new path for; now newly came along- Namsai. Well, according to local dialect Khampti, “Nam” means “Water” and “Sai” means “Sand”.
The state government plans to make the new district become an education hub of the state, with various educational institutions in the pipeline, through numerous flagship programmes.
Namsai is located at a close distance with Tinsukia district of Assam. The inhabitants here has been practicing Buddhist religion since time immemorial. Their culture and tradition resembles with the cultures of Thailand.