ITANAGAR, July 5: Attending the Capital Complex Dree Festival Celebration (CCDFC) at Papu Nallah Dree Ground on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein hailed the Apatani community for observance of culture and identity that was handed down by their forefathers over the ages. He called the community as one of the most traditional tribe of the State and said other tribes need to learn from them in terms of preservation of culture and traditions.
“It is because of the efforts in keeping traditions and culture alive, Ziro Valley is known all over the world today and many tourists from across the globe visit the valley, he said.” He also said that State Government will give all support to enable the Ziro Valley to be declared as one of the World Heritage Site.
He further stated that Arunachal Pradesh is a hot-bed for research scholar due to its rich diverse cultures and traditions and the state government has kept provision in the Budget for research and documentation of its unique tribal cultures and traditions.
On the occasion, the dignitaries released, Dree Festival Souvenir title ‘Reading in Culture & Tradition’, Yellow Page Booklet ‘Tanii Duko’, a CD on ‘Dree Mythology & Committee Songs’, Popiriscope and an audio album ‘Popi Sermi Vol.VI’ and a You Tube Documentary Film ‘Michi’.
The dignitaries also give away felicitations to the meritorious students of Apatani Community which was felicitated by the Apatani Career Guidance Forum.