Itanagar, April 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (retd) Dr B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday extended their warm greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Moh-Mol festival of the Tangsa community and Gumkum Gumpa festival of the Puroik community.
The Governor expressed hope that the festival of Tangsa tribe would usher in peace, communal harmony and prosperity for all.
In his message, Mishra said Moh-Mol is an agricultural related festival, which signifies the end of a cycle of agricultural activity and beginning of another crop season.
“Since time immemorial, our proud Tangsa brethren have maintained the continuity of this age-old custom and have always observed this festival with great traditional joy and gaiety. I wish, they continue to maintain this excellent practice in the years to come and preserve the treasured cultural heritage of the Tangsas in our great state,” he said.
The Governor has also extended his sincere greetings to the people of Puroik community on the joyous occasion of Gumkum Gumpa and expressed hope that the festivity would continue to reinforce the spirit of brotherhood among the members of the community and also the other tribes of the State.
“May this festival of reunion promotes harmony, create strong bond and bring prosperity and development in the Puroik community,” the Governor added in his message.
Khandu in his festival message said, “I wish my Tangsa brothers and sisters on the joyous occasion of Moh- Mol that marks the end of sowing season and the end of toil and labour in the fields. I join you all on this joyous occasion which marks the beginning of a fresh season and a time for merriment with great zeal and enthusiasm.”
He offered prayers for a prosperous harvest season and for wealth and longevity of the community.
In another message, the Chief Minister congratulated the members of the Puroik community for celebrating their most important festival – Gumkum Gumpa – with fanfare. On the auspicious occasion, Khandu reaffirmed the commitment of the State government in uplift and welfare of each community.
“I reassure that no matter how large or small a community is, the government will equally treat all and see that the fruit of development are equitably distributed to each community, tribe and district,” Khandu added.