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Roing gets Arunachal’s first Shamanic centre – ‘Mipi Pene Centre’

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Thursday inaugurated the eastern state’s first Shamanic centre – ‘Mipi Pene Centre’ – at Roing.

Conceptualized by Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, the ‘Mipi Pene’ known, as the place for Shamans in Mishmi dialect, will be a place for Shamans to perform and offer their priestly service.

The chief minister took round of the museum to inspect its facilities. The centre has a hall for the Shamans to perform where they will be engaged permanently to offer priestly service to the people. This is to meet the rising demands for Shamans.

It will also act as training centre for those who want to master the art and skills of Shamanism.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok inaugurated the Igu museum. Exhibits of the museum include shamanistic items, costumes, ritual items, shaman clothes and information on different types of rituals performed by the Shamans.

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