A meeting between Deputy CM Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein and top National Monumental Authority (NMa) officials led by Chairman Tarun Vijay took place to decide about strengthening Arunachal’s age old cultural connect with Gujarat through Rukmini and Bhagwan Krishna story.
Vijay said that it is planned that people from Gujarat visit Bhishmak Nagar and vice versa to increase cultural tourism between far eastern and far western corners of the nation. It is aimed at promoting idea of national unity and Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.
NMA is aiming for monument preservation and organising a Rukmini Krishna Yatra between Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat on a large scale and to promote it at the national level.
Arunachal Pradesh needs a very special attention for preservation of its cultural memory as the verbal history transferred from one generation to other is fast disappearing since village elders and Igus (traditional healers and priests) are dwindling in numbers.
NMA visited a number of indigenous archaeological sites and is preparing a detailed report to preserve tangible and intangible cultural heritage of this sensitive border state.