Broadly the people may be divided into three cultural groups on the basis of their socio-religious affinities. C ulture in Arunachal Pradesh
C ulture in Arunachal Pradesh The Monpas and Sherdukpens of Tawang and West Kameng districts follow the lamaistic tradition of Mahayana Buddhism
C ulture in Arunachal Pradesh The second group of the people are Adis, Akas, Apatanis, Bangnis, Nishis, Mishmis, Mijis, Thongsas etc., who worship Sun and Moon God namely, Donyi-Polo and Abo-Tani, the original ancestors for most of these local communities
C ulture in Arunachal Pradesh The third group comprises Noctes and Wanchos,adjoining Nagaland in the Tirap District. These are hardy people known for their strictly structured village society in which hereditary village chief still plays a vital role. They owe allegiance to some of the Satras of Assam and are Vaishnavaits by faith
The locals communities of Arunachal Pradesh have highly ordered and organised system of functioning in their villages. All matters relating to the community as a whole are decided at the village level. The socio-administrative structure of the society, as evolved over a period of centuries, recognises democratic partition right down to the level of villages. The traditional Village Panchayat of an Adi Village is locally, known as 'Kebang' which is judicio-administrative body, consisting of mature and influential elders, Kebang looks after the administration of justice in the society by setting all matters of dispute. Similar such self-governing institution exist among other local communities. They are variously called as Jong among the Sherdukpens, Mel among the Akas, Buliang among the Apaptanis and so on.
Major threats – Christianity & Westernisation The Christian Baptist Mission and the Catholic Mission, over the years, have been making concerted efforts to introduce alien faith and culture into the traditional society of Arunachal Pradesh
Major threats – Christianity & Westernisation Infiltration of alien ideas creating disharmony in the traditional society
Major threats – Christianity & Westernisation Erosion of traditional values
Major threats – Christianity & Westernisation Conversion through subversive methods Drugs and drinks becoming rampant
Major threats – Christianity & Westernisation Influx of Bangladeshi Muslims into Assam and Meghalaya – its impact on Arunachal Pradesh
T he need for concerted effort T here is a need for a concerted resistance by all nationalist forces to stop this onslaught by the missionaries. All well-meaning people and various service organisations inside and outside Arunachal should raise their voice against this devious method of conversion adopted by Christian organisations. They should also take very effective steps to counter their moves by making aware more local Arunachali people the danger they are facing and by bringing them closer to each other and unify them through various activities. Towards this end, the Kendra has instituted, long. term activities which it proposes to expand to meet the increased challenge from anti-national forces.
R ole of Vivekananda Kendra Vivekananda Kendra is associated with Arunachal for the last 32 years. Its role has been highly valued in the state
R ole of Vivekananda Kendra Since 1974, Vivekananda Kendra has given utmost importance to Arunachal and has been rendering service to the people of Arunachal through educational, social and cultural programmes.
R ole of Vivekananda Kendra Vivekananda Kendra is currently running 19 residential and 3 non-residential school in the state for Arunachal students.
R ole of Vivekananda Kendra Thirty life-workers of Vivekananda Kendra who have dedicated their life for the nation are working in the remotest parts of North-East.
V ivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Man-Making Education
V ivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Over 8000 students in 22 Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas in Arunachal Pradesh
A run Jyoti Arun Jyoti is an extensive mass contact and public awareness program, initiated in 1993.
A run Jyoti - To develop effective contact with Arunachalee people through various service activities, unify them and thereby get their active co-operation for the Nation Building activities.
A run Jyoti TIRAP LOHIT SIANG SUBANSIRI KAMENG Longding Khonsa Deomali Changlang Bordumsa Miao Wakro Tezu Pasighat Anini Roing Along Mebo Ziro Dumporijo Itanagar Daporijo Doimukh Seijosa Seppa
<ul><li>ANAUPACHARIK SHIKSHA MANCH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SWASTHYA SEVA MANCH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MAHILA MANCH </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YUVA MANCH </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SAMSKRITIK MANCH </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>A run Jyoti
A run Jyoti ANAUPACHARIK SHIKSHA MANCH For informal education – to instill moral and character-building values through Balwadis, Samskar Vargas, Personality Development Camps, Teacher’s Orientation Camps, Yoga Varga and Yoga Prashikshan Varga.
A run Jyoti SWASTHYA SEVA MANCH To promote healthcare through medical camps, mobile van, vaccination camps, eye camps, ENT Camps benefitting over 12000 persons annually
A run Jyoti MAHILA MANCH Vocational Training Centres train women to be self-reliant and culturally vibrant. Matru sammelan & Mahila Jagriti Shibirs are also organised.
A run Jyoti YUVA MANCH Motivating youth by associating them in various activities to channelise their innate dynamism and idealism for the development of society. Samuhik Surya Namaskars, Youth Camps, Motivation Camps, Concentration Development Camps, Personality Development camps, Padayatras, Cultural Competitions .
A run Jyoti SAMSKRITIK MANCH For promotion and preservation of Culture – Continuity and Change – Development through Culture – Shiva Pooja, Saraswati Pooja, Gita Competitions, Swadhyaya Vargas.
V ivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture – Arunachal Chapter Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, in Guwahati, Assam – has embarked upon the task of tracing and recording the uniqueness of the rich cultural threads of cultural continuum of the North Eastern Region with national main stream.
A runachal Bandhu Parivar W ith the objective of creating mass awareness in the rest of Bharat about Arunachal Pradesh, Kendra intends to form ‘Friends of Arunachal’ groups – Arunachal Bandhu Parivar – all over India.
A runachal Bandhu Parivar W e appeal to all our nationalistic friends to join us in the “Arunachal Bandhu Parivar”.
S ave A runachal S ave B harat S ave D harma A Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari Presentation