We must protect & promote our language & culture: Dy CM

NAMSAI, Dec 01: Language and culture is our identity and we must zealously protect and promote our language & culture, said Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein while attending the Indigenous Faith Day celebration organized by the Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (Namsai Unit) at Namsai today.

While speaking on the occasion, Mein said, “We must also strive to revive and promote our folk songs and indigenous music,” adding, “We must preserve them either in written documents or in audio-visual format too.”

Stating that a cultural revolution is going on to keep alive indigenous cultures & traditions, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “Our government will continue to support the Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh in their endeavours for preservation and promotion of our rich cultures & traditions.”

While informing that an ordination hall has been dedicated at Golden pagoda on Wednesday and said it is an important part of Buddhist traditions to keep alive the Sangha.

He informed that without an ordination hall, Buddhist Temple is incomplete as it is essential for new Monks to be ordained. 

On the occasion, Advisor to CM, Tapin Sigha, Advisor to IFCSAP (Namsai Unit), Tape Bagra (retired IAS), vice-president, IFCSAP, Bai Taba, president of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (Namsai) Chau Khok Longchot, Namsai Deputy Commissioner CR Khampa also spoke among others.

Executive members of various community-based organizations were present on the occasion.The Identity Cards, issued by the Department of Indigenous Affairs, were distributed to the priests and the calendar 2023 by IFCSAP was also released on the occasion, said an official statement.

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