Arunachal Pradesh celebrates Indigenous Faith Day

NIRJULI, The Indigenous Faith Day was celebrated across the state on 1 December with emphasis on preserving the state’s unique culture and tradition.

Colourful cultural performances and fanfares marked the day’s celebration, which was organized by the Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) at the Nyikum Niya, Ground Nirjuli here on Wednesday.

Assam Education Minister, Ranoj Pegu attended the programme as chief guest, state Education minister Taba Tedir, BJP Chief & Pakke Kessang MLA Biyuram Wahge, Noted writer & Padmashree awardee Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, IFCSAP President Katung Wahge, Gen Secy Taambo Tamin, Dept of Indigenous Affairs Secretary AK Singh and host of dignitaries were present on the occasion.

RAGA: With the rest of the state, Kamle District also celebrated the Indigenous Faith Day in a befitting manner being organised by Nyider Namlo Raga on Wednesday.

Attending the function as Chief Guest, MLA Raga Tarin Dakpe stressed on the need for preservation of the traditions and customs handed over from our ancestors. “These traditions, customs and rituals are our real identity” he said and added that people all over the world flock to our place to see these, not the modern thing which we are all running after today. Expressing his gratitude towards the Priests (Nyibu’s) for their untiring efforts to serve the people during their needy times he called upon them to maintain the sanctity and purity of the institution of priesthood and serve the community with dedication.

Resource person of the event, Pai Dave, President of Nyishi Nyidung Mwngjwng Rallung (NNMR) called upon the youths and the intellectuals to shoulder the responsibilities of preserving the age-old tradition and culture for the next generations to come. He also stressed that Namlo should not be a mere place for worship only but should play a platform to disseminate the knowledge of tradition and cultures and a centre for preserving indigenous tradition and cultures of the state.

During the day-long programme, sports and cultural activities were also the other attractions of the Indigenous Faith Day celebration at Nyider Namlo, Raga.

Report of celebration of Indigenous Faith Day by the Nyider Namlo’s has been received from Kamporijo, Puchigeko, Gepen and Dollungmukh Circle of the District.(DIPRO)

PAKKE KESSANG: The Indigenous Faith Day ‘2021 was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at Pakke-Kessang District HQ Lemmi. The programme was graced by Deputy Commissioner Lemmi, Tayek Padu as chief guest, Birendra Kumar Dubey as guest of honour and Dr. Rekhi Techi Tara as resource person.

Addressing the gathering Gingma Tok Camdir, president district unit Indigenous Faith and Culture Society Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) stressed on preserving and promoting indigenous faith in the district.

In his speech, Deputy Commissioner Tayek Padu urged to strengthen the roots of indigenous faith and culture in the society. While resource person, Dr. Rekhi spoke on the age-old relations between nature & society and it’s practices from time in memorial. He also said that the Indigenous faith believers and nature have a symbiotic relationship and are inseparable.

The occasion was marked by a huge procession, cultural displays and a public rally.

NAFRA: The Indigenous Faith & Culture day was observed at Nafra, West Kameng district with local MLA Dongro Siongju and L.W Bapu ADC, Nafra attending the event as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

In his brief address, MLA Dongro urged the public to preserve the culture.

“No one will protect our culture and it’s our responsibility to protect it” he added.(DIPRO)

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