Vice President visited Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar, Lauds it as one of the best ethnographic museums in the country
ITANAGAR: The Vice-Presiden of India Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Itanagar on the 8th of October, he is on his two-day visit to the state.
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The Vice President was accompanied by the HCM Pema Khandu for a visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar, Therein Vice President Naidu applauded the rich conservation of the culture and lauded Lauds it as one of the best ethnographic museums in the country.
Having sighted the beauty of the preserved artifacts and culture the Vice President, called upon government organizations and private sector institutions to support the artisans of the country in marketing and selling their products in India and abroad.
Naidu expressed that, "The biggest challenge to our talented artisans is the non-availability of marketing opportunities, in fact museums, government buildings, and large institutions should consider opening shops in their premises, thus providing opportunities to artisans to sell their products"
The Vice President also suggested voluntary organizations to join hands with artisans to market their products online. “Specialised short-term courses may also be started to train the tribal youth in the technical know-how for online marketing”, he added.
HCM Pema Khandu accorded a memorable visit to Shri Naidu wherein the Vice President had special attention on the “Mountaineering Gallery” set up in the Museum.
He further stated that "In Arunachal, the youngsters should be given a platform for training in the sports section and take up such endeavor in near future"
The Vice President visited the galleries with the display of colourful textiles, basketry, painting, wood carving among others belonging to different ethnic communities of the state. The museum also has a tribal ethnic figure statue inside the glass-covered gallery and that had a breathtaking moment for the Vice President
Writing in his post, Shri Naidu observed that “Arunachal Pradesh with its rich natural and cultural heritage, can be called a reservoir of handicraft. Different tribes have generations of expertise in various craft forms such as weaving, painting, basketry, mask-making, ivory-work, blacksmithy, doll-making, pottery, and carpentry.” He said the state’s rich cultural heritage needs to be preserved.( _twitter_PIB)
The Vice President lauded the way the state government has handled the method of preservation of culture, however, he further opined that it shall be better if the state government incorporate the same on the teaching-learning process in which the school and other education could impart the students about the rich history and culture of their own state.
The Vice President was accompanied to the museum by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pema Khanduand others.
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