Month-long anthropology exhibition begins in Shillong

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Shillong, Jul 2: An exhibition on 'Human Origins, Genome and People of India' kicked off here at the Arts and Culture Hall in Meghalaya's Central Library complex.

The month-long event, jointly organised by the Anthropological Survey of India (ASI) and Department of Arts and Culture, is aimed at developing various projects to make the people aware of their genome, biological and cultural diversities.

After inaugurating the exhibition, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Timothy D Shira called for inclusion of more tribal communities of the NE region in the human genome project.

He also complimented the ASI for its initiatives towards organising the exhibition.

V R Rao, Director-in-charge, ASI, Kolkata, said the organisation was developing various projects to make the people aware of their genome, biological as well as cultural diversities.

''This has become easy as the sequencing of the human genome is done through DNA technology, helping us to trace the origin of man that dates back to billions of years,'' Dr Rao said.

UNI

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