ROING, Nov 11: Former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi has laid the foundation stone of the RIWATCH Documentation Center at its Campus on Thursday.
Addressing the gathering at the foundation laying ceremony, Mithi said the centre will help research scholars in particular and people in general to ponder over the history and cultural heritage of the tribal society. No doubt, it is another feather in the cap of RIWATCH, added Mithi.
A first of its kind in Northeast India, the RIWATCH Documentation Center will have audio-visual recording, editing and storage facilities in its archive center called Data Bank. It was supported by ONGC under CSR program. The project will be completed within a year’s time and functional by next December.
“The Center will help in documenting folktales, folksongs, priestly chanting, dance forms, artisanship of various communities of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and Northeast India in general. In turn it will help research scholars to connect us to our land, people, history, migration theory, the sustainable ways of living by our ancestors and also reveal the spirituality in priestly chanting”, said Vijay Swami, Executive Director RIWATCH.
Large number of people, including RIWATCH members, former APSC member, Jati Pulu, Retired Asstt Director Philology, Jatan Pulu and the staff and students of Denning B. Ed College, Tezu attended the programme.