The Tai Khampti By:- Chau Khouk Manpoong



     With much pleasure I am to say that the historical perspective along with the depiction of various facades of 'Tai Khampti' as embodied in the present treatise will be of immense value to our people, especially the young generation of our state. This, I hope, will throw adequate light upon the heroic and patriotic deeds of our ancestors, besides their multifarious social-religous and cultural activities. Here it is to be remembered that even in modern times quite unhesitatingly we recall and emulate the traditional, cultural and moral values as upheld by them. However, it is heartening to note that with the Tai Khampti scrip, now reformed and rejuvenated, it is possible to bring out several school and college text books in the said scrip for the good of the learners.

     Thought we are trying our best to modernize our state educationally, economically, scientifically and even culturally, we must not forget the old values we have inherited from our forefathers, for in the blending of the old and the new lies our all-round progress. Hope, the youth of the state will come forward and be up and doing to resurrect what we have lost in terms of bygone values.

     In fine, I offer my hearty thanks to the author, Chau Khouk Manpoong for writing this valuable treatise. 

20-12-2005                                                                                                     By :- Chowna Mein


     At the outset, I would like to say that the purpose behind the writing of this treatise is to make the Tai Khampti people, especially the young generation, acquainted with the rich heritage inherited by us from our ancestors. In other words, my intention is to highlight their different activities through which they established themselves as a distinctive race, not only in Arunachal Pradesh but also in different parts of North East India. Their patriotism, integrity and socio-cultural-cum-religious idelogy are of high standard and values. The new generation being the successors of the original Tai Khampti people cannot, by any means, forget such things. If we do so, we shall simply deviate from our heredity. Hence, to promote and foster our present culture we are to look back to find our enriched heritage. Truly, in the mixing of the old and the new, the real progress lies.

     I hope, the present generation of students will be greatly benefited, if they go deep into our own culture and thereby enriching them in all respects in the days to come.

Itanagar                                                                                           Chau Khouk Manpoong
1-12-2005                                                                                                    Author