Employees such as the staff and officers of the Nagaland Tribal Affairs department have been directed by the department to wear traditional attire on Wednesdays during work hours.
To promote and preserve Naga culture and attire
This initiative to preserve and promote the rich Naga culture and attire was taken up by the Nagaland Tribal Affairs department. Nagaland Higher Education and Tribal Affairs Minister and state BJP President Temjen Imna Along also praises this initiative.
He tweets, “I applaud the decision of #TribalAffairs Department under Govt of Nagaland, for initiating the trend of wearing a traditional costume every Wednesday. This will aid to preserve the Naga traditions as well as help one stay connected to their roots.”
A humble step towards promoting the various tribes
The Joint Director & Head of the Department of Tribal Affairs, Sino Phom also terms this decision as a humble step with regards to promoting the rich and diverse traditional attire of the various tribes of Nagaland.
The Nagaland Tribal Affairs department issued a notice on August 27 and on September 1 it was implemented.