DBM celebrates Intertiol Museum Day
From a Reporter
SHILLONG, May 18: The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultural, popularly called the Don Bosco Museum (DBM) at Mawlai, Shillong on Wednesday celebrated Intertiol Museum Day by slashing the price of entry ticket into the museum by half. Every year more than 1 lakh tourists from across the country and around the world visit the museum, which is also an attraction for students of the Northeast as it provides an exquisite centre for learning and information. The Director of Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture, Sohblei, Dr. J. Puthenpurakal, said that it is wonderful to know that people around the world are starting to become aware of Mawlai because of the presence of the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture. According to him, this was only possible after the museum was able to start their website. The Museum in Shillong is a major tourists’ spot providing a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of the Northeast. The foundation stone of the museum was laid way back in 1994 and in the year 2010 it was officially iugurated by the Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Located in the Mawlai area of Shillong, it showcases the eight states of the Northeast, in various exhibition rooms and it also works as a centre for study, research and publications. The museum is an unique institution in the country which showcases a historical treasure of the Northeast. The DBM also have a vast collection of traditiol attire, accoutrements, weapons, orments and rare photographs. The seven floors are segregated by a gallery of traditiol technology, hunting and pictographs while other sections include land, people and religion.