Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Sunday greeted the people of the state, especially the Puroik community on the occasion of the Gumkum-Gumpa festival.
The Governor said every community in the state maintains its identity by celebrating its traditions and festivals. Each celebration has a noble narrative associated with it, be it the arrival of a season, the victory of good over evil, sublime episodes connected with various Gods and Goddesses and many more. These are the manifestations of heritage and culture.
The Puroik community’s Gumkum-Gumpa festival connects with the reunion and collective resettlement of the community in consonance with the march of time. “I am sanguine that the Puroik community, led by its elders and enthusiastically supported by its youth, will continue to progress with the march of time,” he said.
“May this festival of our Puroik brethren further strengthen the spirit of harmony, prosperity, and brotherhood in our society,” the Governor said in his message.
The Governor, in another message, extended his warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Moh-Mol, the annual agriculture based festival of the Tangsa community of the state.
Moh-Mol signifies the beginning of the sowing season. This festival showcases the traditional richness and culture of the Tangsa tribe.
“On this festive occasion, I join my Tangsa brethren in offering our prayers for bumper harvest, peace and amity and upkeep of ‘Nong Culture’,” the Governor said in his message.