FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, February 26: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki today underscored the urgency and need for a missiory approach to promote and preserve state’s rich cultural heritage which is gradually fading due to adverse modernization. Attending the Nyokum Yullo festival of the Nyishis here at Nyokum Lapang ground, Tuki was very specific in saying that change was requisite for progress of a society but one should also ensure that one’s tradition and customs are not put in stake. He made special reference for keeping the customary rituals of festivals alive with providing incentives to the festival priests and assured to evolve a mechanism to do so.
“When you respect others culture and tradition, you receive the similar gesture from them” Tuki assertively said while giving a clarion call to one and sundry that the state would not tolerate if it is distributed in the me of tribe, colour, caste, tradition and custom.
Crediting the conferment of the Krishi Karman Award to Aruchal Pradesh for three successive years to the people of the state, the chief minister congratulated all for their effort.
“Our festivals are all agriculture related and therefore we are growing more food grains and getting consecutive awards”, CM emphatically said and believed that the tempo would move on and the state would receive much more accolades for its developmental initiatives.
Expressing concern at the loss of lush green forest by the traditiol jhum practices, he advocated switching over to wet cultivation to save the forest. He also urged to save Mithun whose dwindling population has been facing a threat.
Speaking as the guest of honour, Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong, stressed for channelizing youth power for state and tion building.
“The inclition of today’s youngsters towards social evils is alarming,” Moyong said and requested elders and elites to guide them. He also called for eco-friendly approach to make the state, tion and the world green.
Among others, former minister and Chairman Medicil Plant Board Tater Kipa besides Advocate General of Aruchal Pradesh Ranji Thomas also spoke on the occasion.
Young and old in their best traditiol attires presented colourful cultural programme to mark the occasion.