NIFCS dist unit celebrates foundation day

DOIMUKH, Apr 3: The Papum Pare district unit of the Nyishi Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society (NIFCS) celebrated its 19th foundation day at the Tribal Research & Studies Centre here in a befitting manner on Tuesday.
Addressing the function, Indigenous Affairs Department Chairman Nabam Atum lauded the state government for creating of the department of indigenous affairs (DIA). He promised to work sincerely for the development of the indigenous community of the state, and for protection of the indigenous movement.
He sought cooperation from all to streamline the indigenous movement in the state. He added that the indigenous affairs department “will work for the promotion and protection of language, manuscripts and its documentation and promotion of indigenous tradition and culture.”
Chief Information Commissioner Dr Joram Begi in his address elaborated how the NIFCS come into being, and said it was formed for the betterment of the society and promotion of the indigenous movement in the state.
“The Nyishi is a responsible tribe, and any irresponsible act will damage our fame and name as other communities and tribes have lots of hope on us to lead the society,” he said.
RSS prant pracharak Sunil Mohanty stressed on better coordination among the indigenous believers for smooth and proper development of the indigenous identity and culture.
NIFCS president Pai Dawe, IFCSAP secretary general Bai Taba, vice president Dr Taba Heli and others also spoke.
Earlier, in the morning, the dignitaries unfurled the indigenous flag, and the traditional ceremony prayer was conducted by Namlo priest Bengia Takar.