US Embassy Launches Website to Document Cultural Heritage of Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh
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The United States Mission in India launched a website to celebrate the intangible cultural heritage of the indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh as part of the celebrations of 75 years of bilateral relations between Washington and New Delhi.
The United States Mission in India joined representatives from the Ministry of Tourism’s Northeast Regional Office and UNESCO’s International Information and Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific (ICHCAP) at an event to celebrate the intangible cultural heritage of the indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh through the launch of a new website, www.arunachallivingheritage.com.
The event also included films, performances, exhibitions, and demonstrations showcasing traditional Arunachal Pradesh culture.
In December 2021, the United States launched a program through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to work with tribe members from 39 villages across the state to preserve and document their heritage through a series of short documentary films. One of these films, The Living Heritage of Arunachal: Beauty in Diversity, premiered during the event.
In remarks delivered at the event, US Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Brian Heath said, “As the United States and India celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations, it’s important also to highlight the wealth of stories and experiences that come together to make our societies what they are today. The United States is proud to support Arunachal Pradesh’s culture, ensuring preservation of its intangible heritage.”
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