Revisit unprogressive customs: Governor

ITANAGAR, Apr 15: Governor BD Mishra advocated making concerted efforts to bring progressive changes in the greater interest of the society.
“The customs which are not progressive need to be revisited for the benefit of the community,” he said during a meeting with MLA Mutchu Mithi, intellectuals, and priests of the Idu Mishmi community here on Saturday.
Mishra, who is himself a strong promoter of preserving tradition and cultural heritage, said, however, that every society must be dynamic, progressive and forward-looking.
Expressing concern over the high rate of suicide in the Mishmi community, the marriage system where many adult girls remain unmarried, and retaining of dead body in the house for days, the governor urged every member of the society to work with social motivators, especially the igus (priest), “to find remedial solutions to these social handicaps.”
“People should live in the present and shape a better future,” he said. “They should target the youths in the schools and colleges, who in their impressionable age will be the catalyst for the movement.”
The members attending the meeting assured the governor that they would take up the issue with the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society, the apex body of the Idu community. (PRO)