Guwahati, April 5: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today hailed the Galo community of the state for zealously preserving its rich culture and successfully passing its heritage and traditions to the next generation.
Attending the Mopin festival at Basar in Leparada district today, Khandu said the rich culture of the Galos comes alive during Mopin, which has for years been their connect to the strong cultural roots.
He specially lauded the huge participation of youths and children in the festival, which he said is a healthy way of passing down the rich indigenous culture through generations.
Khandu called upon each tribe of the state to participate in festivals of other tribes so that they come to know of each other’s traditions and culture.
Appreciating the Gumin Rego Kilaju (GRK), a local NGO that started the popular BasCon festival, for doing stupendous work in promoting Leparada district, Khandu urged its members to come out with a practical concept for not only promoting the district but also for its overall development. He assured wholehearted support to its initiatives.
Earlier in the morning, the Chief Minister flagged off the ‘MTB Mopin Joy Ride Cum Awareness Ride 2021’ organized by Arunachal Amateur Bicycling Association (AABA). About 20 cyclists from all over India are participating in the event who will be cycling across Leparada district.
He also met the members of the Gumin Rego Kilaju (GRK). During the meeting, the members briefed the CM about the activities being undertaken by the GRK. This was followed by an oath administered by MP Tapir Gao to GRK members to never hunt, kill wild animals or consume wildlife meat.
A power point presentation was made by Tajum Yomcha on the bio-diversity conservation of Nguda Pokcho, watershed area of four rivers of the area Kidi, Hei, Hingen and Echi.