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Arunachal:  Guv, CM  extends Solung Festival Greetings

‘Solung’ Festival  creditably adds to the vibrant cultural heritage of  Arunachal Pradesh.


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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. He also conveyed his special felicitations to the members of Adi community, who are celebrating it as an essential part of their cultural heritage.

In his message, the Governor said that the festivals form an integral part of our living and subsume the quality of human existence. Festivals also stand for the care for all living beings and environmental protection of earth. He said that it is on this count that the festivals have to be an inescapable part of our life span.

The Governor further said that Solung Festival of the Adi Tribe exhibits a rich and shining socio-religious tradition of the community. The rhythmic Ponung dances, the sanctimonious rituals, exotic dishes, recreational acts and large participation of the people during the ‘Solung’ celebration have always brought promise, happiness and joy to all our folds. ‘Solung’ creditably adds to the vibrant cultural heritage of our State Arunachal Pradesh, he underscored.

May Kine-Naane, Doying-Bote and Dadii-Bote bless us all, the Governor wished in his message.

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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