The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Chief Minister has extended their greetings to all the citizens of the State on the festive occasion of the Oriah Festival.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his sincere greetings to all the citizens of the State on the festive occasion of the Oriah Festival. He expressed his hope that the festivity will spread the message of love, peace and communal harmony.
In his message, the Governor said that Oriah Festival is observed to invoke the blessing of the Almighty ‘Rangwa’. It helps us to preserve our age old traditions and at the same time, it promotes respect for the elders, guests and community. The occasion brings about emotional integration, brotherhood and amity amongst our citizens which bestows prosperity, happiness and peace in the society.
As an adjunct to the rejoicing during the festive occasion, the Governor has appealed to all, to resolve to work with honesty, transparency, dedication and discipline for the development of the society.
Today, I join my Wancho brethren in offering prayers to the Almighty ‘Rangwan’ for his blessings to all of us, the Governor said in his message.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu conveyed his best wishes and greetings to the Wanchos of the state on auspicious occasion of Oriah festival.
In a message here on eve of the festival, Khandu emphasized on wholehearted participation of all irrespective of religious affiliations in the indigenous festivals like Oriah that symbolizes the distinct cultural identity of the community.
“Our festivals are our everlasting link to our customs, traditions and cultural heritage. In a world of extreme commercialization we have the onerous responsibility not only to keep alive our culture but also to pass it on to the next generation. Loss of culture is loss of identity,” he said.
The Chief Minister, while lauding the Wanchos for maintaining their supreme expertise in textile and handicrafts and traditional wood carving, prayed Almighty Jowan Rang for peace and prosperity of all.
“While making offers at the altar, Zang Wang, this Oriah, let’s pray for peace, prosperoty, good health and fast-paced development of our state Arunachal Pradesh,” he added.