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AITF to approach government to revamp art & culture dept

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Itagar, January 6: The Aruchal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Forum (AITF) has resolved to urge the state government to revamp the department of Art and Culture involving local tribal cultural experts from all the ethnic tribes of the state.

The forum in its executive body meeting held yesterday at the proposed site of Nyishi Heritage village–Supu mchee near Hoj which, was presided over by its chairman Bengia Tolum also resolved that steps would be taken by other communities for establishment of Community Heritage villages of their respective tribes which shall be of immense importance for the research scholars of the tribal arts & culture besides being a tourist hub, a press release said here today.

“It will be the endeavour of the AITF to establish–Aruchal Heritage village representing all the ethnic tribes of the state which will serve as the vehicle of Pan Aruchal Agenda,” the meeting resolved.

The members appreciated the multi–discipliry dream project initiated by the Nyishi Elite Society to preserve, promote and propagate the age old arts & cultural heritage of the Nyishi community.

Similarly, the Joint Action Committee on Boundary Affairs (JACBA) under the umbrella of the AITF would take–up with the government for re–vitalizing the department of Boarder Affairs on the line of earlier resolutions.

It was also decided that coinciding its 6th Foundation Day, the next General Conference of AITF would be conducted at Itagar by pooling resources from all community based organizations (CBOs). A committee shall be shortly constituted for the purpose.

The executive members and ex–offico executive members of the AITF comprising the presidents and general secretaries of all the community based organizations (CBOs) of the state, like Nyishi Elite Society (NES), Galo Welfare Society (GWS), Adi Bane Kebang (ABK), Tani Supun Dukun (TSD), Idu–Mishmi Welfare Society (MWS), attended and took part in the discussion, the release added.

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