Combined Poi Potwa Panchong celebrated in Namsai
Itanagar: People from different villages on Thursday joined hands to celebrate the first combined Poi Potwa Panchong (Pavarana) 2018 with religious fervor and gaiety at Chongkham in Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Poi Potwa Panchong is celebrated every year by the Theravada Budhist community after the completion of three months Rainy Retreat (Varshavasa) in every villages as per their custom.
However, the Buddhist community of Namsai district including those residing in Diyun and Miao Circles of Changlang district have decided to jointly celebrate the festival centrally in a particular village every year in rotation.
The Arunachal Pradesh Bikkhu Sangha (APBS) will decide the venue of celebration every year, an official statement informed here.
Deputy CMChowna Mein, MLAs Chow Tewa Mein and Chau Zingnu Namchoom, Deputy Commissioner Namsai Tapashya Raghav and ADC Bijay Talukdar participated in the celebration.
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