Sri Honchun Ngandam, Arunachal Pradesh's Education Minister, pointed out the need for educating fellow Arunachalees, while addressing a function held yesterday celebrating the World Indigenous People's Day. He called upon people of the state and stressed on the importance of shaping up the state's education process by themselves, instead of only depending on the educational department.
There were over 200 women of self-help groups present at the celebration, themed 'Indigenous people's right to education' by the UN, listening to the Minister's speech. The Minister urged his fellow citizens to rise above taboos and get themselves and their children educated.
"Education is your birth right. It enlightens human beings with knowledge which alone can help to earn livelihood and lead a decent life besides learning how to preserve and protect the indigenous cultures and traditions", he said quoting Swami Vivekananda: "Education is manifestation of perfections already in men".
Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society (IFCS) President, Dr Ligu Tacho, attended the occasion.