Khandu exhorts tribals to speak in native dialects
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday encouraged the tribal
communities to speak in their native dialects and assured that the state government will provide its support for the
preservation of the local languages. Attending the golden jubilee celebration of the
its rich culture and heritage, saying that tourists come to the state to see the local customs and traditions.
The chief minister also advised the Mishmi community to make use of its vast land resource that stretches from
flood plains near the Assam border to alpine forests in the high altitude areas near the India-Tibet border.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that the state government is providing every possible support for the
protection, preservation and promotion of the indigenous tribal cultures, which is dwindling.
Mein said that he has been personally advocating for the preservation of the traditional systems and rituals in
digital form. "We provided some funds to the research department
last year for documentation of traditional healing system of Idu-Mishmi and it is on the verge of completion," he added.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju was among those present
at the event, an official statement said.
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