From our correspondent
Itanagar, Oct 12: Tani Jonkey, a resident of Karko village in Upper Siang district, on Wednesday donated seven valuable antique artifacts of the Adi community to the State’s research department here.
Though the worth of the antique objects is incalculable, it is assumed by the museum authorities that its value could be in lakhs.
All the cultural artifacts donated by Jonkey were procured from Tibet through barter trade. The artifacts that would now be preserved in the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum are considered as household wealth apart from being religious objects.
The historical objects were ceremonially received by Research Director Batem Pertin in presence of his deputy Dr SK Ghosh and museum keeper N Ray.
Pertin thanked Jonkey for his noble gesture and invited him to make such generous donations, which would go a long way in increasing the wealth of one of the most prominent museums of the State.