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 Wednesday virtually inaugurated 29 tribal museums constructed at 10 different districts of the state at a solemn function held at CM’s secretariat.
Biren Singh said that the government decided to construct a total of 31 tribal museums in the state under the aegis of Manipur State Archaeology, Department of Art & 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 2 museums will be completed at the earliest, he added.
It may be mentioned that these museums were constructed by the concerned DCs in consultation with the respective tribal leaders. The museums which were inaugurated Wednesday are 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.
Minister for PHE Losii Dikho, Minister for Education S. Rajen, Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly K. Robindro, Chairman of Manipur Building and Others Construction Worker’s Board H. Dingo and others were present during the function.