TEZU, Feb 14: Urging the Mishmi community to preserve its rich culture and heritage as tourists come to Arunachal Pradesh to see our indigenous customs and traditions, Chief Minister Pema Khandu encouraged to speak in their own native local dialects and promised state government’s support.
He advised the community to make use of its vast land resource that stretches from flood plains from Assam border to alpine forests in high altitude areas near India-Tibet border, while addressing golden jubilee celebration of Tamladu Festival here on Friday.
He inaugurated free skill training for electrician and solar technician sponsored by Art of Living, Schneider Electric and the GoAP. He also inaugurated the Sunpura SBI branch, Clock tower and welcome gate here besides unfurling festival flag and offering prayers to almighty Amik Matai–Ringya Jawmalu with other dignitaries.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein also assured every possible support for the protection, preservation and promotion of indigenous tribal cultures which is dwindling away day by day. The Khandu led Govt has created department of indigenous affairs to achieve the goal, he said, adding that he has been personally advocating for preserving the aage-old traditional system, practices and rituals in digital form or in documentation. To initiate this, we have provided some fund to the research department last year to make documentation of traditional healing system of Idu-Mishmi, which is in the verge of completion, said Chowna.
Union MoS (Ind) for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju inister Rijiju also spoke.
The dignitaries including MLAs Dasanglu Pul (Hayuliang), Gum Tayeng (Dambuk), Karikho Kri (Tezu), Jummum Ete (Lekang), former ministers Dr Mohesh Chai and Khapriso Krong visited traditional Mishmi hut displaying interior setup. (CMO)