ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Thursday extended his greetings to the people of the state especially, the Nocte community, on the festive occasion of Chalo Loku festival.
The governor expressed his hope that the socio-religious festival of the Nocte tribe will further help in showcasing the cultural mosaic of the state.
In his message to the people on the occasion, Mishra said, “Our state is the custodian and repository of diverse cultures, traditions and ethnicity. In a multi ethnic society, culture and heritage of each tribe truly reflect the unity in diversity of the state. Celebration of our festivals, therefore, is the cultural need for the awareness of the present generation.”
The governor said that for preserving the rich cultural heritage in its original form, festivities become a good adjunct. In the fast pace of the march of time, ethnic cultural events provide the cushion to the roots of a fold, from erosion.
“Our heritage can be preserved only by carrying forward the vibrant and rich customs and traditions which our forebears have bequeathed to us. I trust the time honoured rituals and beating of ‘Tham’ of Chalo Loku will bind together each and every member of the community,” he said.
“On this festive occasion, I join my fellow Nocte people of Tirap district in offering our prayers to the almighty Rang for socio-cultural and socio-economic well being of all,” Mishra added in his message.