Boori-Boot Yullo fest celebrated | Festivals foster bond & respect roots: Guv

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 06: Ethnic festivals in Arunachal Pradesh, closely associated with agrarian activities, environment and nature, foster bonding and respect our roots, said Governor of Lt. General (Retd) KT Parnaik and exhorted to take pride in their cultural heritage and traditions.

Addressing revelers of 57th Boori-Boot Yullo festival celebration here on Tuesday as chief guest, Parnaik said, “modernization should be based on our roots and urged people to continue to retain their customs and traditions while look forward for development, particularly in education, art, literature and health, for their prosperity. He exhorted the youth to partake in nation building with ‘Nation First’ spirit to make PM’s ‘Viksit Bharat’ vision a reality.

Parnaik, who was with his wife Anagha Parnaik, visited Uii Rugi (Boori-Boot Yullo) altar and Nyib Naam (priest house), advised all to promote their mother tongue and community bonding before joining in traditional Ponung folk dance.

Rajiv Gandhi University vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha, speaking as guest of honour, stressed on documentation of values of cultures, traditions and practices of various tribes.

Celebration committee chairman of Tadak Lardak Murtem and secretary Gepu Don spoke on mythology of the festival followed by traditional dance performances showcasing rich culture of Nyishi community. (PRO)

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