ITANAGAR, Sep 15: Research, Art & Culture Minister, Dr. Mohesh Chai has emphasized on streamlining research activities for the welfare of the state. He was addressing the research personnel of headquarters and districts in a review meeting of research activities and challenges here on Friday.
Stressing on the need for rejuvenating the past glory of the research department, Dr. Chai said that the officers of the department should be well equipped to face new challenges for the benefits of the state. He has also suggested to declare old wooden-structure museums in old districts which was called “Elwin Model” as Heritage Building.
Lauding the activities and contributions of the department in the field of social research, Dr. Chai described the Research department as custodian of culture, language and heritage of the state. He also congratulated to R. N. Koley, Assistant Director of Research (Culture) and Dr. Radhe Yampi, District Research Officer (Headquarter) whose names are included in the list of state award for the first time from the department.
Appreciating the research department for its activities including construction of new archive building, Parliamentary Secretary Gum Tayeng suggested to extend all cooperation to visiting scholars & researchers.
Director of Research Batem Pertin briefed the activities undertaken by Research Department.
Research secretary Dani Salu also spoke on the occasion.
During the review meeting, Dr. S K Ghosh, Dy. Director of Research (Museum & Archives), Bulton Dutta, Dy. Director of Research (Archaeology), Tao Takar, Dy. Director of Research (History), Victor Landi, Asstt. Director of Research (Philology), Dr. Radhe Yampi, District Research Officer (Headquarter), Bomgam Kamduk (Archivist), Dr KK Pandey, (Librarian) presented activities and achievement of their respective sections.
Later in a interaction session, various issues related to departmental activities were also discussed.
Earlier, Dr. Mohesh Chai has inaugurated newly constructed State Archives Building in the premises of Heritage Research Building.