Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that the state cabinet has decided to form a new department for Indigenous Faith and Culture.
Addressing a press conference, CM Sarma said, “Today, the decision was taken in the cabinet meeting that a new department for Indigenous Faith and Culture will be formed soon in the state. The language, culture of the indigenous tribes in Assam is unique and they have different rituals, hence the decision has been taken.”
Sarma further added that the government’s new department would guarantee that the state’s indigenous population can safeguard their faith and traditions while offering essential help to them.
“The new department will help in preserving the history of the indigenous tribal people of Assam. Every indigenous has a unique culture and history. So, our government is committed to work for the preservation of their culture and traditions,” CM Sarma stated.
The Assam Accord which was signed between the students’ leaders of Assam and the Centre guarantees to safeguard the identity and culture of the indigenous Assamese people, which ended after a six-year-long Assam Agitation.
Arunachal Pradesh was the first state in Northeast India to have a department for preserving the culture and heredity of the indigenous people of the state.