ITANAGAR, Nov 24 - Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has extended his sincere greetings to the people of the State on the festive occasion of �Chalo Loku� festival.
He expressed hope that the socio-religious festival of the Nocte people of Tirap district will usher in peace and brotherhood amongst the fellow citizens of the State, stated a press release issued by Raj Bhavan here.
Chalo Loku is a harvest festival that is celebrated in the State in the month of October-November every year after harvesting of paddy.
In his message, the Governor said that observance of the festivals is a means to preserve the rich cultural heritages.
�This promotes and protects the age-old traditions for the posterity and carries forward the vibrant and rich customs of the tribal communities. I trust that the time honoured rituals and beating of �Tham� of Chalo Loku will bind each and every member of the community together,� he said.
�On this joyous occasion, I join my Nocte brethren in offering prayer to Almighty Rang for socio-cultural and socio-economic well being of all,� the Governor said in his message.