While speaking at the Singpho ethnocultural festival 36th Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi at Margherita on Friday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said “The initiatives taken by the government to bolster ties with South-East Asian countries can be augmented by the Singphos.”
“Singphos live not only in the Northeast region but in various countries of South East Asia like Myanmar, Thailand, etc,” Sonowal further said.
“Members of this community are easy going and very strong spiritually and culturally,” he said.
“The Singphos has been enriching the cultural identity of the greater Assamese society shaped by Swargadeo Cholung Sukapha,” he also informed.
Sonowal pointed to the vivacity and exuberance of traditional dances and songs in Singpho as an indicator of the community's cultural riches.
He also urged the Singphos to play an active role in all areas bringing the state forward.
Sonowal called on the young generation to work hard and learn knowledge and skills to improve their viability in capturing opportunities in the global forum.
He also named Margherita the melting pot of different tribes and cultures and emphasized the importance of the place as a border town.
On the occasion also the chief minister issued a souvenir.
Updated by: News Sources 2020-02-15 12:29 PM