15th May 2022 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

NAHARLAGUN, May 15: Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein mooted for a Northeast cultural exchange programme including games and sports. 
Attending the Kristi Kendra Rongali Bihu Sammelan 2022 at Naharlagun today, Mein said that Northeast has a rich biodiversity and a very rich cultural diversity. He also advocated for a creation of Northeast tourist circuit apart from state specific tourist circuits.
"People of Arunachal and Assam share age-old cultural ties and we have a heart to heart relationships. Every tribe of Arunachal have a special and peaceful relationship with the people of Assam which must be maintained in the coming years too," he said.
Paying tribute to legendary singer and music composer of the region late Bhupen Hazarika, Mein said that late Bhupen Da unified the entire Northeast through his singing and his songs on Arunachal Pradesh-- ‘Arunachal Humara’ is very popular and loved by every Arunachali. The song is played and sung in every important occasion, he added.
Mein further said that eminent literary personalities like luminary late Lummer Dai and Padmashri Awardee, Y D Thongchi have further strengthened the ties between people of Arunachal and Assam through their writings. "Most of their literary works were in Assamese language which helped to popularise Assamese language in the state and also endeared themselves and the people of Arunachal with Assamese people. They were also given equal love, affection and honour by the Assamese community."
Enthralled by the presentation of Bihu dances on the occasion, he called for preservation of traditional dances and to popularise folk music through fusion  and recreation. He said, “we must accept modernisation while adhering to traditions." 
Mayor IMC, Tame Phassang and Chairman, Sailaja Sankalp Trust and chairman, Sanskrit Bharati North East, Uday Aditya Goswami also spoke on the occasion. 
Among others, Padmashri Awardee, YD Thongchi, NES General Secretary, Heri Maring, Secretary ACCI, Toko Prakash, Former Chairman AAPLU, Jalley Sonam and Joint Secretary to GoAP, Mamta Riba were also present on the occasion.

Kenter Joya Riba

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