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Rajkhowa bats for preservation of archaeological sites in State

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Itagar, June 9: Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has stressed on the need for preservation and proper maintence of all the archaeological sites in the state to boost tourism.

Interacting with a delegation from the New Delhi-based Indian Archaeological Society (IAS) led by its Chairman Dr K N Dixit at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday, the governor referred to the large number of significant, fasciting and exclusive archaeological sites in the state which, have rich history and also referred in Indian epics and mythologies.

“These sites are located in different parts of the state from east to west including Parasuram Kund near Tezu, Vasudev Mandir near ri, Malinithan near Likabali, Itafort in Itagar, Shivling at Ziro and Dirang Dzong in Dirang,” he said to the delegation, an official release informed here today.

“With more research, discoveries and archaeological activities in the state, these sites can throw lights on the rich history of these places, its people and their cultural heritages. Such activities will add to the cultural richness of the state and also attract lots of people interested in the archaeology,” he pointed out.

The governor added that, “it will bring in tourists, through cultural and heritage tourism, which in turn will enhance the economy of the state.”

Rajkhowa emphasized that the indigenous people of the state have to shoulder the responsibility in order to preserve the culture, history and folklores as these sites are connected and correlated in many aspects.

The delegation informed that the IAS, Indian History and Culture Society New Delhi and Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaterry Studies Pune, in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University are going to conduct the annual conference of Indian Archaeological Society from February 9 to 11 next year in the state. The three-day conference would be attended by large number of experts and researchers from all over India.

The governor, who has been stressing on conducting important tiol level semir or conference of IAS in Aruchal Pradesh so that archaeological and exotic cultural richness of the state could be highlighted, appreciated the Society for its proposal, the release added.