Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Wednesday conveyed his greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Nyethrii Dow, the agricultural festival of the Hrusso (Aka) tribe of West Kameng district. The governor offered prayer that the Nyethrii Dow celebrations this year, invoke the kind blessings of almighty for a bumper harvest and security of the crops against damages and natural calamities. In his festival greeting, Dr Mishra said that since time immemorial, celebrations and rituals have been the key dimension of human culture. “It is heartening to see that the indigenous people have kept their traditional ceremonies and rituals undiluted and alive till date. The festivals in tribal ceremonial life bring together the village folk to intermingle and renew their bonds for mutual cooperation and benefit. Their songs, dances, storytelling, enacting of traditional events, sharing of folklores, community games and tribal martial arts add to the joy, gaiety and festivities of the day,” he said.
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