Arunachal Governor, CM extend Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi greetings

Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi is rich in traditional expression and offers a window to ancient Singpho folklore.



The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the festive occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, the annual ethno cultural festival of the Singpho community. He expressed his hope that the folk dance festival will promote socio-cultural growth of every community of the State and help in the preservation of the State’s cultural heritage.

In his message, the Governor said that Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi is rich in traditional expression and offers a window to ancient Singpho folklore. The rituals during the celebration have always helped in building warm social relationship and interaction, which leads to harmony and oneness amongst the people. I am sanguine that this festival will continue to facilitate in carrying forward the treasured age-old generation to generation handing over of the baton of cherished ethos and memorable good old glories of the land, the Governor said.

May this festival of rituals and dances further strengthen the bond of relationship in the society, the Governor wished in his message.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh particularly the Singpho community on Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival.

In his message, Khandu said “ours is a distinct state with several tribes and communities residing side by side for ages and maintaining their own unique indigenous culture and traditions. Despite our varied diversity, we as Arunachalees are united and take pride in our indigenous cultural heritage. This cultural mosaic has to be maintained, preserved and propagated at all costs while keeping intact our unity in diversity. I believe this Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi would prove a major catalyst towards achieving this goal”.

He further wished a grand celebration of the festival of dance in honour of the great forefather of the Singphos – Shapawng Yawng.


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