Kiren Rijiju, who is an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, said folk songs and dance is the essence of every community in the state.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju was seen dancing with residents of a village in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday while on a visit to review the progress of a project. Reacting to the video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Mr Rijiju “a decent dancer”.
The local Sajolang people, also known as Miji, of Kazalang village in the northeastern state welcomed the Minister with their traditional song and dance.
Mr Rijiju, dressed in a shirt, trousers and sneakers, could be seen taking part in the merrymaking by shaking a leg with the villagers. Amid the beats of cymbals and drums, the Minister danced to traditional folk songs as a small crowd cheered and clapped.
“During my visit to the beautiful Kazalang village to monitor the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya projects. This is the traditional merrymaking of Sajolang people whenever guests visit their village. The original folk songs and dances are the essence of every community in Arunachal Pradesh,” Mr Rijiju wrote on Koo.
“Our Law Minister Kiren Rijiju is also a decent dancer! Good to see the vibrant and glorious culture of Arunachal Pradesh,” PM Modi tweeted.
Mr Rijiju, who is an MP from the Arunachal West constituency, is quite active on social media. From health and fitness-related videos to flaunting his singing skills, Mr Rijiju shares it all with his followers.
A few days ago, he uploaded a clip in which he sang an iconic Kishore Kumar song “to please the young and smart Arunachal Civil Service Officers” on completing their customised training programme.
The Miji community mainly lives in the West and East Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh, near the lower parts of the Himalayan hills. The word Miji is composed of two words – Mai meaning fire and Ji meaning Giver.
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