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Documentation of cultural heritage of Idu Mishmi tribes underway


GUWAHATI:  Arunachal Pradesh Government has issued instruction for speeding up of the project on audio-visual documentation of cultural heritage of Idu Mishimi Tribe.

Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein on Monday held a meeting with the Secretary Research,  Dani Salu, Director Research, Batem Pertin and German Psychiatrist (MD), Anthropologist & Research Scholar, Dr Gerhard Heller to discuss the progress  made so far in the project.

Mein gives directive to the Secretary Research to expedite the research work in connection with the project, ‘Audio – Visual Documentation of Cultural Heritage of Mishmi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh’ especially on the indigenous healing practice of Idu Mishmi Tribe.

Mein said that the project was announced in his Budget Speech and also reflected in the departmental SADA 2018-19. He asked the department to complete the formalities of signing an agreement with Dr Heller immediately and let the work starts soon. He also asked the department to expedite the project on Digital Museum in the State Capital which would showcase the rich cultural heritage of all the tribes of the State.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Gerhard Heller, who hails from Heidleberg, Germany has been doing research works in the State of Arunachal Pradesh for the past 15 years. He had already made documentations on the traditional healing system of Idu Mishmi, Miju Mishmi, Digaro Mishmi, Monpa and Galo tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and had traveled in the nook & corner of the State.

Secretary Research, Dani Salu informed that the project would be implemented in a transparent manner and would be completed within the stipulated time of two years. He also informed that the concept paper for the project on Digital Museum had already been submitted and was under finalisation.


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