ITANAGAR: In an effort to imbibe interest in traditional art and crafts among the youth of the present generation, a three-day workshop with the theme 'Back to Roots' began on Friday at Aalo, the headquarters of West Siang district.
The workshop is being organized by the Central Mopin Preservation and Cultural Society (CMPCS) in collaboration with Kong Kong Lige Loyi Foundation (KKLLF), an official communiqué informed.
Inaugurating the workshop, Deputy Commissioner Moki Loyi stated that the interest in traditional art, craft and age old culture cannot be kept in back seats in the name of modern development.
He lauded the organizations for such an innovative workshop for the young generation to take pride in it.
"Consciousness on traditional values must grow and inculcated among the coming generation as older generation whom we rely for knowledge and skill are passing away day by day," added the DC.
KKLLF chairman Doli Loyi said that the society is working on multi-discipline objectives in Guwahati, Shillong and Arunachal for the weaker section of the society.
"Traditional art and crafts are interwoven in our soul and culture surfaces through learning it," he said and announced to make the workshop an annual event.
CMPCS chairman Mijum Lona spelt out the aims and objectives behind conducting the workshop while senior citizen Doi Ado and ATPWDS chairman Kento Ete stressed on promotion of traditional tribal values.