ITANAGAR, Feb 13 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have extended warm greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, the annual ethno-cultural festival of the Singpho community.
They expressed hope that the 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 the festival is rich in traditional expression and offers a window to ancient Singpho folklore. The rituals during the celebration have helped in building warm social relationship and interaction, which leads to harmony and oneness amongst the people.
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 Arunachalee 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”, he added.