Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that it is quite remarkable that festivals and festivities in this Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh are at their usual best and have not dwindled in the name of development and modernity.
Rijiju said this while attending the festivities to mark Mopin at Gumin Kiin on Wednesday.
He also informed of the various developmental works worth more than Rs 100 crores from various pools of resources at Aalo town and its vicinity.
He also appealed to all to keep faith in both the Central as as well the State Government.
Rijiju also attended the Golden Jubilee Mopin Celebration at Kamba on Thursday.
He will also attend Mopin celebrations at Tirbin and Baririjo.
The celebration is organized by the Mopin Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar under the aegis of Mopin Preservation Society.
Addressing a gathering during the inaugural day of the programme, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) president, Hawa Bagang said that festivals foster love, harmony, brotherhood and peace and urged the clan members to preserve their rich tradition and heritage.
In his message, the Governor said that Mopin is observed to seek blessings of bounteous Goddess Ane Mopin, the Goddess of prosperity for bumper harvest, communal harmony and good health for all.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pema Khandu in his message said, “I wish my Galo brothers and sisters on the joyous occasion of Mopin that marks the beginning of the spring season, a symbol of peace and joy. I join you all on this joyous occasion with great zeal and enthusiasm.”
While offering prayers to Ane Mopin for a prosperous life ahead, Khandu emphasized on the need to preserve the distinct cultural identity of the indigenous communities along with their respective languages.