Governor, CM extend Boori Boot Yullo greetings
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday extended his heartiest greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Boori Boot Yullo.
He expressed his hope that the festivity would usher in peace, prosperity, and happiness.
In his message, Dr Mishra said the observance of festivals not only bring the community members together but also helps in carrying forward the age-old cultural heritage of the people.
“Let us be proud of our rich customs and traditions and also be proud of our cultural ethos,” he said. The Governor urged upon the younger generation to take active part in the celebration of the festivals to keep linked to their roots.
“On this festive day, I join my Arunachalee brethren in their prayer to invoke the spirit of Boori Boot Yullo to bless each one of us with happy future and good health,” the governor said in his message. In a festival message, Khandu joined members of the Nyishi community in welcoming the spring and thanking the Almighty for a bounteous harvest.
“Boori Boot festival is our strongest link to our culture and therefore must be celebrated with traditional and ritualistic fervour. I specially request my young friends to join the revelry, become one with our rich culture for once and take pride of our roots,” he said.
The Chief Minister also reminded all of the importance of preserving and using indigenous languages for everyday use amongst community and family members.
He said celebration of such festivals is a good time to remind ourselves that if we do not teach, encourage and use our native languages, these will be lost forever in near future.
“Our languages are gift to us from our ancestors. Our languages and festivals are our identity. Let’s take pride in them and preserve for posterity,” Khandu added.