CM inaugurates shamanic centre

ROING, Feb 1: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday inaugurated the Mipi Pene Centre – the state’s first shamanic centre – here in Lower Dibang Valley district.
Conceptualized by Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi, the Mipi Pene known, as ‘the place for shamans’ in the Mishmi dialect, will be a place for shamans to perform and offer their priestly services.
The centre has a hall for the shamans to perform, where they will be engaged permanently to offer priestly services to the people. This is to meet the rising demand for shamans.
It also will act as a training centre for those who want to master the art and skills of shamanism.
Speaker TN Thongdok inaugurated the Igu museum. Exhibits of the museum include shamanistic items, costumes, ritual items, shaman clothes, and information on different types of rituals performed by the shamans.
The chief minister also walked around the museum to inspect its facilities.