To preserve the tribal culture of Tripura, a two-day tribal cultural heritage meet was recently organized at the town hall in Agartala. Hosted by the ONGC, it was the third edition of the meet. All the 19 tribes of Tripura, including some which are on the verge of extinction, participated in the meet.
Various traditional dances of indigenous tribes like Reang, Chakma, Jamatia, Kaloi, Lusai and Kuki were also presented at the meet. The participants were of the opinion that such programmes not only help the new generation to know about the rich tradition of their community but also unites all the tribes through cultural activities. A fashion show on traditional attires of various tribal communities of the State was also part of the programme.
The OGNC, engaged in exploration in the State since early 1970, has taken the initiative to spread the rich culture prevailing in the villages of Tripura and spread it among the new generation of the urban class so that it can be preserved and inculcated among them, said ONGC’s Tripura asset manager and organizer SC Soni.