Itanagar: The government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to make it mandatory for all state government and central government employees to wear traditional attire to work. The employees (excluding police personnel) have to wear traditional dress once in a month, that is, on the 15th of every month.
A circular from the office of chief secretary said that with an idea 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.
Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state, area-wise, in Northeast. It shares border with Assam and Nagaland. It also shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and a disputed border with China in the north at the McMahon Line. Arunachal Pradesh is a home for several distinct ethnic groups. The state has 26 major tribes and more than 100 sub-tribes, making it quite diverse and colourful.