Chiefs advocate preservation of indigenous culture, traditions

KHONSA, Sep 10: The chiefs of villages in Tirap district have called out in one voice for preservation of the indigenous culture and traditions.
The Tirap District Chiefs Council (TDCC) observed its 6th formation day on 6 September with the primary objective of preserving, protecting and promoting the rich and varied cultural heritage of the people of the district, DIPRO reported.
“The age-old institution of chieftain system in the district is a democratic institution that has successfully governed village administration through the ages. The chiefs have been mandated to address all the social problems of the people through TDCC,” the report said.
TDCC general secretary Witwang Lowang read out the progress report of the council, and chairman K Lowang thanked the chief minister for his contribution and his commitment to construct the TDCC office in Khonsa.