Employees at a health centre in East Siang district in Adi tribe's traditional dress.
Employees at a health centre in East Siang district in Adi tribe's traditional dress.|EastMojo Image
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Arunachal's govt employees showcase the true meaning of 'culture is our identity'

Employees at a health centre in East Siang district wore complete male traditional dress set of Adi tribe that includes traditional langot, beads and jacket

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Itanagar: Just a day after Hindi diwas, staff of Borguli Health Centre in East Siang district wore full traditional Adi tribe attire to work on Tuesday. Little did they know that their effort at promoting the state culture would be so appreciated. Their picture, standing in front of the Health Centre is making rounds of the social media on Tuesday.

So what was so exceptional about this picture? The fact that these men were wearing a complete set of traditional male attire of the Adi Tribe, unlike wearing only a token coat to the office. These men went full-on -traditional by wearing coat, beads and even the langot.

The government of Arunachal Pradesh made it mandatory for all state government and central government employees to wear traditional attire to work once in a month, that is, on the 15th of every month.

A circular from the chief secretary last month said that to boost the local tribal products and to support the local artisans and entrepreneurs under the “Vocal for Local” scheme under the Atmanirbhar Bharat this decision was taken.

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