Imphal: With a vision to preserve and showcase the rich culture, tradition, art and crafts of various tribes of Manipur, chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday virtually inaugurated 29 Tribal museums constructed at 10 different districts of the state at a function held at the chief minister’s secretariat.
The government decided to construct a total of 31 tribal museums in the state under the aegis of Manipur State Archaeology, department of art and culture. Out of these, six museums were constructed at Chandel, three museums at Tengnoupal, five museums at Kangpokpi, six museums at Churachandpur, four museums at Senapati, three museums at Tamenglong, one museum each at Pherzawl , Ukhrul, Noney and Imphal East. The remaining two museums will be completed at the earliest, Biren said.
The museums were constructed by the concerned deputy commissioners in consultation with the respective tribal leaders.
The museums inaugurated were museums for Anal, Chothe, Lamkang, Monsang, Moyon, Tarao, Aimol, Maring, Mate, Chiru, Kharam,Koireng, Thadou, Purum, Gangte, Paite, Zou, Kom, Simte, Vaiphei, Thangal, Mao, Maram, Inpui, Zeme, Hmar, Tangkhul, Rongmei and Kabui tribes.
PHE minister Losii Dikho, education minister S. Rajen, deputy Speaker K. Robindro, Manipur Building and Others Construction Worker’s Board chairman H. Dingo and others were present during the function.