NMA team visits Malinithan temple

LIKABALI, 16 Jun: In an effort to find out places of indigenous faith which connect Arunachal Pradesh with the rest of India, a three-member team of the National Monuments Authority (NMA), led by its Chairman Tarun Vijay, on Thursday visited the Malinithan temple and the archaeological museum here in Lower Siang district.

The NMA chairman said, “Arunachal Pradesh’ tribal culture is facing a huge threat from westernisation,” and added that “the younger generation must be proud of their culture and civilisation which connect Arunachal with the rest of India.”

Vijay said that the visit was also aimed at finding out sites for cultural tourism.

Earlier, DC Marto Riba highlighted “the important events and findings related to the Malinithan temple.”

Former chief minister Mukut Mithi, DSP Anggit Tayeng, DACO A Jamoh, DTO Bishal Aran, and others accompanied the team. (DIPRO)