Adding a new chapter to the ongoing growth story in Karbi Anglong, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated multiple projects worth ₹168 cr. Among them are the 3,000-seating capacity Sertalin Auditorium at Taralangso built at a cost of ₹35 cr; the Sarsing Teron Langkung Habe Multi-purpose Sports Complex at KASA Stadium in Diphu built at a cost of ₹75 cr; the Rongbong Artu, Karbi Capital Complex at Taralangso costing around ₹6.86 cr; a new market complex at Rongkhelan in Diphu costing around ₹10 cr, the Song Bey Inter-State Bus Terminus at DM Road in Diphu that cost ₹12 cr, among others.
Speaking at a public meeting organised in Diphu, the Chief Minister said the Karbi society has always maintained a rich socio-cultural tradition and a firm belief in the ancient system of faith. Dr. Sarma said the rich cultures of the Karbis originated in the Rongkhang area and that it is from here that the Karbis established twelve capitals from which they practised Karbi rules and rituals, traditions and culture.
Dr. Sarma said the history of the Karbi community dates to 3000 BC and that the Karbi society has been moving forward through the practise of Honghari faith, the traditional belief system based on clan and ancestors.
Stating that it’s extremely important for a society to remain attached with its roots, Dr. Sarma said a society cannot progress for long by severing ties with their ancestral forms of belief and practises. He said it is incumbent upon the Karbi youths to see that the ancestral forms of belief of their community do not lose their relevance in the society.