28 C
Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Home
  • Videos

    Northeast observes International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    This year, the celebration of the occasion was limited to webinars due to the prevailing situations of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    GUWAHATI: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Northeast India on Sunday observed the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. However, this year, the celebration of the occasion was limited to webinars due to the prevailing situations of the coronavirus.

    Talking to Time8, the Coordition Committee of Tribal Organizations of Assam (CCTOA) president Aditya Khaklary said, “Right of the indigenous people must be protected. Certain lobbies, getting support from the government are depriving the indigenous people from their given privileges in different ways. This must be stopped. We are still not safe. Widespread deprivation upon the indigenous people in many ways is a cause of concern.”

    To mark the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu, in his tweeter handle, said, “Best way to preserve our unique culture, tradition, belief and values passed down to us from our ancestors are by keeping it alive. I am wishing all a happy international day of the world’s indigenous people.”

    Joining the moment, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said, “This international day of the world’s indigenous peoples, let’s get together to celebrate, promote, and protect the unique culture, tales and identities of the indigenous tribes residing across the northeast and the country.”

    According to the United Nations, more than 86% of indigenous peoples globally work in the informal economy, compared to 66% for their non-indigenous counterparts.

    Indigenous peoples are nearly three times as likely to be living in extreme poverty compared to their non-indigenous counterparts.

    Globally, 47% of all indigenous peoples in employment have no education, compared to 17% of their non-indigenous counterparts. This gap is even wider for women.


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    Assam Government to Begin ‘COVID-19 AG Test’, Results Within Hours: says Sarma

    To disburse the test reports in a faster manner, Sarma also highlighted the launching of a new COVID specific websites - covidassam.in.

    PM Modi to virtually address the students of IIT Guwahati on Sep 22

    The IITG will host its 22nd Convocation virtually on Tuesday in which the Prime Minister will be addressing the students as the Chief Guest.

    Allow Kin to Perform Last Rites of Covid Victims: Calcutta High Court

    The court said that the right to dignity is not only available to a living person but also to his body after his demise

    When Sonowal, Himanta Refused To Cut PM Modi’s Birthday Cake

    arlier this week, Himanta Biswa Sarma donated blood at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital as part of the seva

    Rape Cases Rising in Assam: Over 9000 cases registered since 2015

    On Friday also, one woman from Musalpur area in Baksa district was allegedly raped by one Prashanta Rabha

    We’re Ready to Prepare a Fresh NRC: Assam BJP President

    The Supreme Court had rejected the Assam government’s plea for conducting a 20 percent sample re-verification of the draft NRC in border districts

    351 jails infected with COVID-19; infections in prisons increasing fast: NCAT

    Among the COVID-19 infected prisons, 52 prisons had overcrowding from 101% to 312% as of December 31, 2019.