DCM Mein Exhort Scholars to Preserve Unique Tribal Culture of Arunachal


Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein Monday exhorted the scholars to preserve the history and culture of the state in written form, saying that the tribal people of the state are historically and culturally rich, proof of which are found in the National museums and archives.

Attending the Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival of the Singpho community, DCM Mein said that Singpho’s are one of the most flourishing and advanced tribes of the State culturally, literally and socially.

“We need to keep alive our indigenous cultures and traditions and pass it to the next generations. To promote and preserve our indigenous cultures & traditions, the state government has created the Department of Indigenous Cultural Affairs,” he pointed out.

He called upon the people to keep alive the traditional rituals and cultural ethos & values of the tribal communities saying that the state’s cultural diversity is the strength of the state and further appealed for maintaining it with brotherhood and harmony.

The deputy chief minister added that livelihood activities should be created through tourism in the form of home stay, resort, restaurant, and suggested for creating a tourist circuit from Namsai to Mayudia-Anini-Bismaknagar-Dong-Parsuram Kund-Glow Lake-Namdapha-Pangsau Pass, citing that it would attracts huge tourists flow in the belt.

Assuring to look into the appointment of a third language teacher for Singpho language, DCM Mein urged the community to first develop their script and submit it to the education department.

Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom in his deliberations commended the age-old bonding and camaraderie between the Singpho and Tai-Khamti community. He said that the Singpho and Tai-Khamti communities are the pioneers in introducing tea to the world.

MLA Namchoom, while citing drug menace as one of the major concerns of both the community, suggested to hold discussion on such issues too while promoting and showcasing the indigenous cultures and traditions during the festival.

He also called upon the elders to encourage youths in games & sports activities to keep them away from the unwanted elements.

Bordumsa-Diyun MLA Samlung Mossang said that the festival helps to promote unity and oneness and in preservation & promotion of local dialect.

On the occasion, Ongyun Maio, Secretary General of Singpho Development Society (SDS) submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Chief Minister for appointment of third language teachers for Singpho language, allocation of fund for completion of multipurpose building for tourist suite and for construction of delegates rest house at Shapawng Yawng Ground at Bordumsa.


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