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meeting photoThe First meeting of DYC and ICS held at Naharlagun on 24th June 2012.

The meeting was discussed on various issues of Deori Tribe and point our some important features to be implement for the better future of the community. The DAC members Dy. Chief Pradip Deori and E.C. Jayanta Deori were unable to attend the talk due to their busy schedule.

The following points were taken in to consideration for discussion with the concerned authority:-

  1. Refine the History of Deori Community from primitive age.
  2. Citation  of Historical monuments and temples.
  3. Redefine various research works like Deori  Grammar, Culture in Modern way etc.
  4. Recognition of Deori Dress.
  5. Recognition of Deori Flag Song.
  6. Recognition of Deori Flag/logo.
  7. To workout the issue of Deori Hall in Itanagar.
  8. To Publish a Deori yearbook.
  9. To determine the importance of Internet in the community.
  10. To talk about DAC Website.
  11. Mandate to organize a Deori cultural festival every year in a cumulative way.
  12. To organize the team of electives cultural history and popularize countrywide.
  13.  To create a web team to edit and make encyclopedia with the contents of Wikipedia.
  14. Discussion to teach basic computer to youth villagers starts from age 10.
  15. To issue a yearly award in the field of excellence.
  16. To make entry gate in every Deori village.
  17. To enroll a young boys and girls as volunteer for social service in every village.
  18. To implement mini library at every villages mainly with subscription of every news papers.
  19. To give entrepreneurship training like: candle making, agarbatti making,  Soap making, mobile repairing, steel fabrication and various handloom works.
  20. To create proper drainage system in every villages and teach them to live a hygiene life.
  21. To make compulsory to take part in every handloom and exhibition both national and international level.
  22.  To issue a school uniform to villagers upto class 5 level.
  23. 50% Sponsorship in tuition fee of 10th and 12th examinee.
  24. To substitute in any cultural or research events.
  25. To appoint a sweeper in every Deogarh of the villages.
  26. Collection of old traditional songs and preserve it.
  27. To preserve traditional musical instruments.
  28. Yearly nomination to ministry of tribal affairs.

The minutes of the meeting will be soon handover to DAC for their necessary action. Where as the committee decided to hold next meeting in the month of July 2012.

Facts of Deori

The Bor Deori is the most respected person in the village

Patorganya – undisclosed missing among Four Groups

Only the people of Dibongiya class can speak their own mother tongue

In 14th century A D. The Deoris were royal priests of The Chutiyas Kingdom

The Deoris are believed to have come to Sadiya before the first century

The Deori people believe in `Kundimama` which is the supreme power.

The Second Marriage in Deori Tribe is called "Suje Luguba"

The Deori Tribe of Assam came to India via Tibet and Burma

Each village of Deori people features a place of worship called ‘Deo-ghar'

The Deoris are divided into 24 clans.

The Deoris proudly introduce themselves as Jimo-Chhayan, meaning they are the children of the sun and the moon

Deori's use to make a Narbali (human sacrifice) in terms to win the war, battle and to prevent the villagers from the evil atmosphere like floods, drought etc. This practice make them pure owing to satisfy the supreme Goddess. Only the class of Patorganya people were eligible for sacrificing.

The Deoris women have no tradition to put sindur in their forehead as a mark of married women.

Deoris belonging to the Tengaponia sub clan do not take mutton or flesh of goat as it is forbidden according a legend clan.

The term "Deori" appears to be a later coinage derived from "Deva" which means a God.

Deori is a plain tribe of Assam, the worshipper of Kundimama (Kundi - Siva, Mama - Parvati)from ancient time maintaining their own custom and tradition.

According to 2001 census the total revenue villages of Deori in Assam are 133 and their population are 2,45,000.