DHEMAJI, Dec 2 - With a view to protect and promote ethic traditions and cultures of the Mising tribe of Assam and Adis of Arunachal Pradesh, Adi Mising Baane Kebang (AMBK), a joint committee of the neighbouring States, has taken a decision to construct an �Adi-Mising Cultural Complex� at Laimekuri (Jonai) in Dhemaji district.
The AMBK took the decision in its extended executive meeting recently conducted at Siemnchapori in Dhemaji district. The meeting further resolved to erect a statue of �Abotani�, the first ancestor of Adi and Mising tribes.
The AMBK, which has been organizing festivals and cultural exchange programmes of both the tribal communities for the last seven years, organized the two-day event to trace origin and evolution history as the mythological belief and traditional behaviour of the Misings and Adis are almost similar.
Attending the concluding programme of the two-day event, eminent citizens of Arunachal including Adi Banne Kebang president Getom Borang, researcher N Lego, AMBK secretary general Okom Yosung and others said that Adi and Mising people living in the neighbouring states belong to same �Tani� group and their ancestral/genetic relations should not be derailed at any cost.
Speaking on the open session, Chief of Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) Parmananda Chayengiya (Pangging) urged the youth of both the communities to shoulder responsibility to preserve their age-old unity and traditional cultures.
Dignitaries and invited guests including MLAs Bhuban Pegu (Jonai), and Dr Ranoj Pegu (Dhemaji) and others grace the open session.