DIPHU, June 8 � The Cultural Affairs Department of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) is taking comprehensive steps to revive and modernise the traditional music of the endogenous tribal people of Karbi Anglong.
A training-cum-workshop on traditional drum beating of the tribal people was organised recently under the initiative of Bidya Sing Rongpi, EM for Art and Cultural Affairs Department, KAAC.
As a part of this initiative, the Karbi traditional drum beating training-cum-workshop was held at Shildharampur at Dokmoka from May 23 last. It concluded on Friday. The training-cum-workshop was organised by the Art and Cultural Affairs Department of KAAC in association with Nurak Club of Dokmoka.
On the occasion, a meeting was also organised where Dhaneswar Ingti, joint secretary of KAAC attended the meeting as the chief guest. Besides, Rani Terangpi, Tribal Culture and Research Officer of KAAC and other officials of the Cultural Affairs Department also participated in the open meeting.
Hemari Tokbi, Deputy Director, in his welcome address highlighted the various facilities available in the Cultural Affairs Department. Dhaneswar Ingti, joint secretary of KAAC addressed the closing ceremony of Karbi traditional drum beating training-cum-workshop.
Delivering an inspiring speech, Ingti urged the upcoming Karbi youths who participated in the training- cum-workshop to take a proactive role in the field of culture.
Altogether, 50 artisans from different places like Manja, Borjan, Diphu, Dokmoka and Samelangso participated in the drum beating training-cum-workshop. Later, certificates and Rs 500 was provided to each trainee as honorarium.