IFCSAP Ratna Award conferred on Taba Hare

ITANAGAR, Sep 9: The IFCSAP Ratna Award has been conferred on former Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) president Taba Hare, in recognition of the his dedicated services towards protection, preservation and promotion of the different indigenous faiths and age-old culture and traditions of the state.
The award was presented to him by Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung and MLA Gokar Basar during a function held at the state banquet hall here on 7 September.
The award is conferred on prominent personalities of Arunachal who contribute towards preservation, protection and promotion of the indigenous faiths and cultural heritage of the state.
The IFCSAP also felicitated eight outstanding personalities who have received prestigious awards on national and state levels and are associated with the IFCSAP.
Those who were felicitated are Central Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang secretary-general Tajom Tasung (state gold medal), IFCSAP West Siang unit’s women’s wing president Yayum Gangkak (state gold medal), IFCSAP treasurer Mirnia Game (National Natya Bhusan Award), former IFCSAP president YD Thongchi (Bishnu Prasad Rana Award by the Assam Sahitya Sabha, the Sahitya Akademi Award, 2005, the Bhasa Bharati Award, 2006, the Dr Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017, the Assam Valley Literary Award, 2017, and the Rajat Kamal National Film Award), IFCSAP West Kameng district unit president Miali Sidisaw (state gold medal), Delong Padung (state gold medal), IFCSAP women’s wing president Maya Murtem (Late Neelam Nido Award), and Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society secretary-general Latsam Khimhun (state gold medal).
Speaking after receiving the award, Hare said he is worried over “the changing situation of indigenous faith believers and rapid conversion to alien faith.”
He thanked the IFCSAP for recognizing his services in preservation, protection and promotion of the indigenous faith and culture.
Congratulating Hare and the other achievers, Natung said “we have to fight tooth and nail to save our indigenous faith and culture,” and assured of every possible help from his end in this regard.
Basar also assured to support the movement for preservation and protection of the indigenous faiths and culture in every possible way.
IFCSAP president Tajom Tasung urged the award winners to work with the same zeal and spirit in the future too for the betterment of the society.
Tasung informed that the 6th IFCSAP Youth Festival will be held from 8 to 12 November at Basar, in Leparada district.
IFCSAP general secretary Bai Taba also spoke.
The new bye-law of the IFCSAP was also released on the occasion.