Arunachal CM Pema Khandu inaugurates Aka-Miji festival ground at Jullang
ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday inaugurated the festival ground of the Aka-Miji community here at Jullang in the presence of MOS Home Kiren Rijiju, Home Minister Kumar Waii, Advisor to CM Japu Deru, MLA Itanagar Techi Kaso, Thrizino MLA Kumsi Sidisow, Seppa MLA Mama Natung, Raga MLA Tamar Murtem and other dignitaries. Khandu in his speech congratulated the Miji-Aka community for acquiring a festival ground in the state capital for celebrating the festival of Chindang, Nyethrii-Down and Sarok. He thanked the land donors of the festival ground and offered to extend all possible help for building of infrastructure in the ground. He expressed happiness that the festival ground will also be used by Sartang and Bugun community to celebrate their festivals and for other social activities. Exhorting the community on preservation of culture and tradition, the Chief Minister said that Arunachal is very popular in terms of tourism for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. He said tourists come to Arunachal looking for authentic local lifestyles, customs and culture and not for superficial lifestyle. He informed that tourist’s inflow in the state per year has risen from 3 lakh to 9 lakh in the last six years.