28th Mar 2017 08:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News


NEW DELHI, Mar 28: In an attempt to aware people of mainland India about the culture and history of Northeastern region, Arunachal MP Ninong Ering has introduced a bill—‘The Compulsory Teaching of North-East Culture in Educational Institutions Bill, 2017’ in Lok Sabha on Monday.

While introducing the Bill, the Congress MP pointed, “People from Northeast living in other parts of the country have to face racial discrimination time and again.”

He attributed the isolation of Northeast states and lack of awareness about the Northeast culture among the people from mainland India to be one of major causes for racial discrimination.

“Moreover, the students from Northeast region studying in metropolitan cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru are also subjected to racial attack which is a matter of serious concern,” Ering stated, adding, “Thus, the bill becomes important to deal with the problem at its root cause. It is important to teach and create awareness about the culture of Northeast India in the schools of various parts of India.”

Further speaking about the importance of the bill, Ering said, “The inclusion of knowledge about Northeast culture in educational institutions will help stop racial discrimination at its root. Also, it is a way to celebrate the cultural difference which will further create a safer environment for people from Northeast who are residing in other different parts of the country.”



Kenter Joya Riba

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