From our correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, October 19: A comprehensive plan has been adopted to improve traditiol culture of indigenous tribal people by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).
As a part of this, a-15-day long training-cum-workshop was organized at Longnit Batchen Aklam by the Cultural Affairs department, KAAC in association with Singhason Jutang Chinthur Havar Amei. Altogether 60 Karbi young artistes were given training in traditiol folk dance, songs and traditiol drum beating.
A closing ceremony was organized here on Monday at Longnit Batchen Aklam. Prodip Rongpi, local MAC and EM for Forest, Dhaneswar Engti, Joint Secretary, KAAC, Hemari Tokbi, Deputy Director, Cultural Affairs Department and many senior artisans were present.
While addressing the upcoming artistes, Dhaneswar Engti, Joint Secretary, KAAC, urged them to play a proactive role in the field of culture. He said that culture was the identity of a tribe. Hence, safeguard of culture of every community was important, Engti said.
Addressing the cultural training-cum- workshop closing ceremony, Prodip Singr delivered an inspiring speech. He asked all the artistes to join hands in the culture improvement activities. The artistes were given certificates and cash at the end of the function.