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  • Dima Hasao wears in traditional attire creating a mosaic of colours

    Published on November 4, 2019

    By Anup Biswas


    Haflong  : All the Government offices including N C Hills Autonomous Council secretariat were worth a visit because mostly all employees under administrative control of NCHAC were in traditional attire creating a mosaic of colours today.


    North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council on 31st October, 2019 instructed that all officers and staff under the administrative control of NCHAC, Haflong must wear traditional attire/dress of respective community in the office every Monday. This order was for employees of both entrusted departments and normal sector. This dress code was also applicable to CEM/EMs/MACs. Non compliance of the order will lead to one moth deduction of salary. Order comes into force from 4-11-2019.


    All the staffs under the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council have come to their offices wearing their respective traditional attires.


    The objective of wearing traditional clothes on every Monday was originated with the view that the cultural beauty of different communities of the district are highlighted which would be a step towards cultural integration among different indigenous tribes of Dima Hasao and would also be a step in the preservation .

    The response from all the EMs, MACs and Staffs and Officials of different Departments under the NCHAC was so encouraging that all most all the employees including males wore their respective traditional attire.


    1. Kemprai, Principal Secretary ( Normal) NCHAC talking to this correspondent said since the complete traditional attire are difficult to wear for some, at least one item of traditional attire representing own community would do. Every Monday is kept for wearing the traditional which is considered to be unique one.


    1. Phonglo, District Information and Public Relations Officer said ‘it was really exciting to wear traditional attire at least one day in a week that is on Monday. It is found that the Dima Hasao has become a mosaic of colours as all most all the employees wore their respective traditional attire.