Workshop on women empowerment

Women urged to preserve indigenous culture

NAHARLAGUN, Sep 8: The three-day workshop on women empowerment organized by the women wing of the Indigenous Faith & Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh’s (IFCSAF) began at the Bharat Scouts & Guides training centre here on Saturday with a call to the women to play an important role in preserving the indigenous culture.
In his address, IFCSAP president Tajum Tasung termed the womenfolk “the torchbearers of the society” and urged them to continue their contributions in maintaining the culture of the indigenous society.
He also urged them to offer prayers at namlos, ganggins, etc, for spiritual growth.
“As a family we need to fight social evils and taboos that are prevailing in our society,” Tasung said.
Lauding the IFCSAP women wing for organizing the workshop, Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) Chairman Nabum Atum said, “We the men create chaos in family and society, but it is women who solve it.”
Describing the Nyidar Namlo as a character-building centre, Atum said, “Until we go and worship there, one cannot know about spirituality.”
He also assured to extend all possible help and support.
DIA Secretary NT Glow in his address asked everyone to visit the office of the DIA for any help or suggestion. He also assured to take up with the state government the grievances faced by the IFCSAP women wing.
Earlier, IFCSAP women wing president Maya Murtem informed about the objective of the workshop, while women wing secretary Yamek Mize narrated the history of the IFCSAP.
Around 200 women from various districts are participating in the workshop.