State government has allocated Rs 6 crore for celebration of all local indigenous festival of Arunachal, informed by CM Pema Khandu in Mopin Festival celebration by Galo Community.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the Mopin festival here celebrated by the Galo community.
The Chief Minister in his speech lauded the elders of the Galo community for preserving their rich culture and tradition and passing down it successfully to the younger generation.
He said that state government is working hard on preservation of indigenous culture and informed that it has allocated Rs 6 crore for celebration of all local indigenous festivals, which is a huge increase from earlier allocation of Rs 1. 5 crore. This fund will be disbursed to all districts and then to all community based organisations.
He emphasised on preservation of language stressing that it is the root to our cultural foundation. He informed that Rs 1 crore has been allocated to research department to study the status of different dialects in the state in view of UNESCO categorising 26 of them as highly endangered. The Chief Minister said state government is ready to provide teachers to teach local languages in the schools.
He said the day of Mopin is auspicious for the entire state as on this day the 15th finance commission will begin its national level consultation from Arunachal. The Chief Minister thanked PM Narendra Modi for special care and priority accorded to the state.
He further informed that state cabinet has approved the creation of new district ‘Lepa Rada’ to be curved out from Lower Siang district and will be passed in the coming monsoon Assembly session.
The Chief Minister informed that exercise for implementation of Rs 2500 crore budget announcements have already began and also for Schemes under SADA. He said by 31st May funds will be sanctioned for all approved schemes for work to commence so that there is no last minute rush in execution of work.
Art and Culture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai who attended the celebration as Guest of honour also spoke.
The welcome address was delivered by festival committee president Tomi Ete.
The Chief Minister earlier was presented with Galo traditional items and a painting by cartoonist Jene Hai. On arrival he invoked the blessings of Goddess Mopin.