Arunachal: Governor, CM extend Solung Festival Greetings

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday extended their greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Solung Festival.


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 Solung Festival.

In his message to the people, the Governor said that the Solung Festival showcases the socio-cultural and religious life of our Adi brethren. From time immemorial, Solung has been celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm in our State. Primarily, it is to appease the deities, for a bumper harvest of crops, abundance of livestock, peace, prosperity and well being of mankind as a whole. He underscored that the keen and total participation by the Adi Community people, under the guidance of their elders, has kept this ancient tradition of the Tribe alive. This has also helped the youth to understand and appreciate the sacraments of the festival, which stand for harmonious relationship between man and nature.

On this joyous occasion, I join my Adi brothers and sisters, in offering prayers to the Almighty Donyi Polo, Kine-Naane, Doying-Bote and Dadii-Bote to shower on all of us, their blessings for peace, harmony and prosperity, the Governor wished.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Solung festival.

Joining the Adi community in celebration of the socio-religious festival, Khandu lauded the community’s spirit to maintain and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the proud Adis.

“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,” he said in a message this evening expressing faith that this Solung would too prove a major catalyst towards achieving goal of unity in diversity.

The Chief Minister offered his prayers to Doying-Bote and Kine-Nane for a good season and bumper harvest in the days to come.


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