Guwahati Today

Preserve tribal cultures: Sonowal

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 3: In line with ‘different strokes for different folks’ Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has asked the chief executive members (CEMs) of six autonomous councils of the State to preserve the rich and diverse tribal culture and heritage of the State.
Sonowal held a meeting with the CEMs of the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council, Mishing Autonomous Council, Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council, Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council, Tiwa Autonomous Council and the Deori Autonomous Council on Tuesday.
The Chief Minster laid stress on the need to take concrete steps to preserve the rich tribal culture and heritage and urged the CEMs of the autonomous councils to dedicatedly work towards highlighting the culture and folk traditions of the tribes they represent through concerted efforts. He has also said that the ‘Sahodar Sammanway Kshetra’ to be constructed near Rani on the city outskirts of Guwahati will provide an integrated platform to showcase the vivid cultural resources of the tribal societies of the State to the visitors from outside the State and the country. Ekata Bhawan, to be built at Sadiya, will also serve as a place for congregation and cultural exchanges between the tribes of the state, he said.
The Chief Minister has also urged the autonomous councils to identify lands for inviting potential investors to their areas for setting up organic agricultural-based industries, besides laying stress on the importance of making business proposals in tourism sectors for harnessing the immense inherent potential. He has also said that in the aftermath of Advantage Assam: Global Investors’ Summit there is great buzz within the business community in the country and abroad for investing in Assam and the autonomous councils must take advantage of the this positive environment by opening up their places to investors.