The Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs (DoKAA), government of Arunachal Pradesh, yesterday, felicitated the Multi Indian Language Teachers (MILT) of the district at a felicitation programme organised at DC’s conference hall.
55 Bhoti teachers, SSA Bhoti teachers and 20 voluntary Bhoti teachers were felicitated and rewarded incentives in a bid to boost the morale of the teachers and to egg them for dispensing their duties more sincerely, in an impressive function attended by DoKAA chairman Jambey Wangdi, Tawang DC Abishek Dev, DDSE Apel Tayeng and Rinchin Leta, CO cum Ex-officio, Assistant director, department of Karmik affairs.
Speaking on the occasion, Wangdi called on the MILT for dedicated, united and selfless service and to shoulder their responsibility for propagation and treasuring of the rich Buddhist culture heritage and Bhoti language. Emphasizing on the fact that the very existence of a society lies in its cultural values, he articulated that, “ Monpa community is interlinked to Tibetan culture and religion and we should strive hand in glove, socially and culturally, for the preservation of Bhoti script and Buddhist culture in the twin Buddhist districts of Tawang and West kameng. We should destroy inferiority complex, override our differences and preserve our tradition and culture and try to lead in all fields together”. He informed that a similar felicitation programme will be organised soon in West Kameng district to felicitate MILT .
Tawang DC Abishek Dev proposed for a Bhoti library in the district and interaction programmes with scholars from Varanasi and Dharamshala for providing high exposure to the teaching and learnings communities. “Study tours of Bhoti teachers to various Bhoti language centres of the nation will be a good learning experience for teachers, while encouraging and inducting female teachers will do a world of good to the third language”, he suggested.
Finally, the programme culminated after an open to house discussion on promotion of Bhoti language and Buddhist cultural heritage and methods to tackle the stumbling blocks.