JAIRAMPUR, Oct 26: ‘With the advent of modernisation it has become pertinent to protect and preserve our culture and heritage while consciously imbibing new things’, said Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein during the 10th Kathina Civara Dana-cum-Acharya Kanto Poi, which also marked the Golden Jubilee of the Dhamma Rajika Buddha Vihara of Kovin village here on Thursday.
Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is a multi-cultural state, the DCM further appealed to every section of society to maintain harmony by respecting each other’s culture. Mein also called for reforming Buddhist monasteries into centres of learning by expanding its approach on education and not remain confined to religious teachings only. He was of the view that monks should also seek employment so that they are financially empowered for rendering their services.
Responding to a public memorandum submitted on the occasion, the DCM assured to sanction funds for retention wall at the Namchik River and Multi-purpose Cultural Hall at Kovin village and Community Hall at Tikhak Taipe. Earlier, Mein also released a devotional audio music album.
Abbot of Pariyatti Sasana Buddha Vihara, Namsai, Venerable Aggadhamma Mahathero, Changlang DC Wayung Khimhun and Jairampur ADC, S S Choudhury were also present on the occasion.