Nyokum Yullo festival underway in Itanagar
ITANAGAR: Games and sports and co-curricular activities help in progress of good health and sound mind, said local MLA Techi Kaso while kicking off the games and sporting activites of the 39th Nyokum Yullo festival celebration at Nyokum Lapang ground here on Sunday. He also and inaugurated the food stall on the occasion.
Kaso said that since time immemorial, the Nyishi community has been celebrating the Nyokum festival which is the symbol of identity of Nyishi community. He urged upon the public to take part in a grand way for peace and prosperity for all. He also prayed to the almighty for peace, progress and prosperity of one and all.
Chairman of the Sports Association of Arunachal (SAA) Bamang Tago was the chief guest during the flag-off ceremony of the marathon race early in the morning from KV-II to Nyokum Lapang ground. Tago said that games and sport nowadays is being given lots of encouragement by the state government and supporting all types of games’ and sports and even fully sponsoring for national and international levels. He urged upon all to avail the opportunity of the State government reservation for promotion of games and sports . He assured all support in promoting games and sports.
Organising Chairman Er. Tassar Taro informed the media that there shall be several games and sports events including traditional games and sports, cultural activities, literary activities, food stall, cultural competition, Miss Nyokum and Ane Nyokum-2019 among others. He appeal all to come and enjoy the different activities of the ‘Nyokum Yullo’ festival celebration which shall continue till February 26. Organising Secretary Gora Takio and other eminent personalities and government officers and public leaders were present on the occasion.
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