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Awareness programme on marriage mark and Adi shawl held in Arunachal Pradesh
The apex body of the Adi Baane Kebang Women Wing organised an awareness programme for the people of the Adi community at Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley.
The apex body of the Adi Baane Kebang Women Wing (ABKWW), on Sunday, organised an awareness programme for the people of the Adi community at Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley.
The programme was aimed to spread awareness on identifying married persons from unmarried ones by introducing a new system of marriage mark or marriage symbol as Kongge or Kopung bangles for women and Lakkap or Kosi rings for men, including the Adi shawl or Kuyet for both men and women.
While addressing the gathering, Dambuk MLA Gum Tayeng lauded ABKWW's initiative to introduce marriage marks for both men and women while also reviving the popularity of the traditional Adi shawl.
“We need proper identification of married men and women, especially because of the absence of specific marriage marks among the Adis,” ABKWW president Olen Megu Damin said.
“The introduction of marriage marks and the new Adi shawl was passed and resolved in the last general conference of ABK at Roing. We are planning to introduce the system among our Adi communities all across the Adi villages,” Damin added.
They also discussed the property rights for women during the meeting. Gaon Burahs (GB) also took part in the discussions and provided their views of acceptance and non-acceptance.
ABKWW vice president Onam Darang Pertin presented the new Adi similar to the Assamese Gamosa.
Two shawls, one for men and one for women, were presented before the public.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)