Initiative on to preserve indigenous culture: Arunachal Deputy CM Chowna Mein
ITANAGAR: The State government has undertaken several initiatives and instituted policy measures to preserve, develop, promote and protect the age-old indigenous culture, arts, language, folklore and music of the state, Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said.
He said this during the grand finale of Tani Idol 2018, a singing competition organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Apex Tani Foundation (APATF) at IG Park here on Sunday night. Mein said that the state has witnessed cultural revolution which has brought lots of improvement and changes in the traditional dance forms, folklore and songs.
“There was a time when there was no exposure or any scope for our people to showcase their talents but today, the state has made tremendous progress and this could be seen in the form of lots of mega shows and events being organised in the state to provide them with the platform to showcase their hidden talents,” the deputy chief minister said.
He added that the state government is committed to the welfare of the talented youths and has kept provisions to support and promote talented youths in the field of academics, sports, art and culture.
Mein lauded the efforts of the Apex Tani Foundation for organizing the event to promote and integrate feeling of brotherhood and communal harmony among all Tani clans.
The event witnessed music aficionados coming out in large numbers to support their top 5 finalists, Ram Tagang, Binod Pegu, Meenam Goi, Marpi Bam and Devokanta Taid who were judged by state’s celebrity singer Jeli Kaye, John Sonam and Hage Komo, guest judges Asstt Prof from RGU Ashok Burman and a singer from Assam Beauty Panyang.
The top five finalists competed on the local song, Hindi song-selective attributing to Late Bhupen Hazarika and Hindi song-pavilions with back up dancers, a press release informed here today.