Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH) museum is in Khinjili in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. It is in the Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. RIWATCH is an institute cum museum and it is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, community-based research organization. Many foreign students visit this place. The mission of the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH) is to empower ethnic communities to prosper sustainably by strengthening their value system. Various international organizations like the University of South Florida for biotechnology-related researches have collaborated with Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH) which carries the philosophy of all-round development of the society through Education, Sustainable Development and Research. The museum is designed and presented in a very unique way, there are many things displayed which are rarely seen and the things are fascinating. Many people from local areas and visitors have donated and gifted for the museum. Even Dalai Lama himself had gifted some rare arts facts to the museum. There are also many old weapons displayed in the museum and some are like 80 years old stone utensils and almost 200 years old earthen cooking pot. You can see various kinds of old weapons, swords, bows, arrows, and spears, etc.
But the source of electricity is not good in this region and especially during the rainy season for a few months electricity is not available and they struggle a lot. The only source of power is through transmission lines are from Assam and most of the time including rivers like the Brahmaputra washes away from time to time. To visit this beautiful museum one needs to reach Roing which is almost 90 kilometers away from Dibrugarh city. The nearest railway station is in Dibrugarh city of Assam and one needs to hire a taxi or take public transport to reach Roing. Roing is a small town and the district's headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
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