Anthropological fieldwork at Jote concludes

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The Anthropology department of Dera Natung Government College has successfully completed an ethnographic fieldwork at Jote Village, near here.

A team of 16 students of BA fifth semester (Anthropology) led by HoD Dr Ratna Tayeng, conducted the field study for 14 days from February 10 last which, concluded on Tuesday.

The ethnographic fieldwork was conducted as a part of the academic curriculum.

The villagers and headmaster of Govt Secondary school, Nabam Chaeng warmly received the anthropological team and offered his old office for lodging. The villagers also help the team throughout the fieldwork period in every possible way.

The anthropological team had studied various aspects of the village and the community like the socio-economic profile of the village, customary law, folklore, birth and death ritual, marriage, indigenous knowledge system, daily life, economic life, material culture, village women, health status, religion, village development, folk medicine among others.

It also conducted an outreach programme at Secondary School Jote on February 18 on the occasion of World Anthropology Day. The programme included career counseling and drawing competition. The programme ended with a prize distribution function chaired by Nabam Chaeng.

The team had organized a farewell and campfire. The function was graced by Mallo Nai, Chairperson Gram Panchayat, Nabam Tassap (Gram Member), Techi Pakap (Gram Member), Tam Yakar (Gram Member) among others.

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