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Aminda Rangsare

The Garo Hills of Meghalaya are synonymous with expansive wilderness areas and lush, green scenery. Tucked in the western part of these immense forests, Aminda Rangsare is making a name for itself amongst art and sculpture enthusiasts.The village is famous for its wood and stone carvings, the work of its most famous artist Handum Marak. Marak’s installations celebrate the rich motifs and practices of Garo culture. Everywhere you wander in this village, you will run into a special piece of intricate design, created out of locally sourced and abundantly available materials. From abstract representations and detailed statues to the celebration of local wildlife, there is a lot to witness in this artistic journey. You will also get to marvel at the Garo huts, made from cane and timber – known for their simple and endearing aesthetics. The world over, there are parks and spaces dedicated to art installations, but very few will be as serene and beautifully isolated as this village, approximately an hour’s drive away from Tura town. The village’s population is less than 200 and it is known as one of the most enterprising and cleanest villages in the region. Aminda Rangsare, apart from being a delight to art lovers, provides a great example of a sustainable lifestyle by utilizing traditional building and living practices – a must visit for the conscious and modern traveller. Aminda Rangsa is located in Gambegre Block of West Garo Hills district.The Aminda Rangsa village has population of 181 of which 90 are males while 91 are females as per Population Census 2011. In Aminda Rangsa village population of children with age 0-6 is 31 which makes up 17.13 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Aminda Rangsa village is 1011, which is higher than Meghalaya state average of 989. Child Sex Ratio for the Aminda Rangsa as per census is 1385, higher than Meghalaya average of 970. Aminda Rangsa village has higher literacy rate compared to Meghalaya. In 2011, literacy rate of Aminda Rangsa village was 85.33 % compared to 74.43 % of Meghalaya. In Aminda Rangsa Male literacy stands at 80.52 % while female literacy rate was 90.41 %. As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village administrates Aminda Rangsa village.

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