Archaeologists to conduct survey at Oyan soil
RUKSIN, Jul 08: Barely a day after this daily carried a report about discovery of treasure beads and archaic metallic idols at Oyan village located at Assam-Arunachal border, the State’s Archaeological Research department has decided to conduct scientific survey at Oyan in order to explore the archaic goods.
Circle Officer (CO) of Silley-Oyan A Perme today informed that the Archaeological Department has shown keen interest on the matter and has decided to carry out a scientific survey in the soil of Oyan village.
“The Director of state’s Archaeology Department informed me that it is sending a team for conducting survey at Oyan village within second week of this month,” said Perme.
The CO has already informed the concerning Gaon Burahs and PRI leaders about the plan of archaeology department. He urged them to guard the area to prevent any further digging until the scientific survey is conducted.
The villagers of Oyan today assembled in a public meeting resolved to stop further digging in search of the precious beads in the area. The meeting chaired by former MP Nyodek Yongam later constituted a committee in the name of “Oyan Village Development Committee” with Tamat Tako and Majit Pao as president and secretary.
It may be recalled that precious metal statues, beads like Dogne, Doksor, Dogpun, Doglee etc and coins of pre-independent regimes were unearthed from Oyan village. The locals expect the ground is still full of worthy pearls.