From our Correspondent
Itanagar, Jan 7: The onus is on the young generation to shoulder the responsibility to carry forward the age-old culture and traditions of the society with required modifications as per the need of the time, Education Minister Bosiram Siram said.
He was speaking at the celebration of Si-Donyi festival of the Tagin community at Pasighat in East Siang district on Sunday, official sources informed here on Monday.
Stating that the festivals of all the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are similar in almost all respects, Siram opined that they are not only similar in traditions and culture but in physical features also, pointing at a common origin.
Minor differences in dialects and clothing may have cropped up during the course of migration, he added.
While hailing the unity, cooperation and enthusiasm to maintain the deep-rooted traditions of the tribe, the minister exhorted the young generation not only to maintain the culture and traditions but also to pursue education and acquire knowledge to face the challenges of life.
He also called for adopting tri-polar system where the teachers, parents and students share the responsibility for proper education.
Siram informed that under the guidance of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, a college has been established at Daporijo so that the students of the area can pursue higher education without any difficulties.
While appealing for unity, harmony and peaceful co-existence in the society, he wished for prosperity and good health for one and all, sources added.
Earlier, Siram released a Tagin audio album called Giite Loda Ge on the occasion and distributed prizes to the winners of cultural and other activities.