ITANAGAR, April 24 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig Dr BD Mishra (retd) has conveyed his greetings to the people of the State, particularly the Tangsa and Puroik communities, on the eve of their annual festivals, Moh-Mol and Gumkum Gumpa respectively.
In his message, the Governor said that since time immemorial, the Tangsas have celebrated Moh-Mol with great joy and merriment, which is essentially an agriculture-related festival signifying harvesting and the new sowing season of crops. They have continued this age-old tradition, generation after generation.
He further said that the Puroik community celebrates this day as Gumkum Gumpa. It observes the occasion for reunion and collective resettlement of their community. �I hope this festival will bring progress and prosperity for our Puroik people across the State. Equally, this festival will promote harmony and create strong bonds in their society,� the Governor said.
�This year, during these festivals, we are putting in all our might to defeat the spread of COVID-19. I call upon our Tangsa and Puroik brethren to celebrate this vibrant socio-cultural event at home and maintain social distancing. Let us all unite in taking precautions against Coronavirus infection, in letter and spirit, and remain safe,� the Governor appealed.