‘Keep rich culture & tradition alive as indigenous identity’

  • Bora exhorts PPRF revellers

By Our Staff Reporter

RAMGHAT, Jan 24: Terming time tested rich culture and tradition as identity, Gohpur MLA Utpal Bora urged the masses to keep them alive while addressing huge gathering during 2nd day of ongoing Papum Poma River Festival (PPRF) 2.0 here on Friday.

Appreciating the PPRF-2020 organizing committee for organizing the event, he said it would be a platform for cultural exchange between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and help improve age-old ties of both neighbouring states.  He also assured to hold such festival at Gohpur soon where Arunachal cultural teams would be invited.

Local MLA Tana Hali advocated people of both states to join hands to overcome similar problems confronting them and called for keeping river pollution free.

there was Live performance by artists, including Nabam Bijnoo, fashion show, bamboo  dance, Assam’s jumur dance during cultural night etc left the huge audience, including from Assam spell bound.

Adventure activities, like river rafting, zip line, hot air balloon etc. were special attractions. But, PPRF chairman John Panye informed described the festival as a rare opportunity for Capital Complex people to spend quality time with their family members.

“Ramghat boasts of pristine river and natural lake besides numerous adventure activities of the ongoing festival for the tourists. This festival intends to promote eco-tourism and inter-state cultural exchanges besides enhance communal harmony in this sensitive border area,” he said. He lauded Union MoS (Sports & Youth Affairs, I/C) Kiren Rijiju for announcing Rs one crore for the festival and committed to take this festival to higher level with such support.  He also lauded support of tourism department.

The three-day festival, opened by Rijiju, will conclude on Saturday.

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