ITANAGAR, April 6 - Mopin, the annual harvest festival of the Galo community of Arunachal Pradesh was on Thursday celebrated across the State with traditional gaiety and religious fervour.
Attending the Mopin celebration at Itanagar, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, while lauding the elders of Galo community for preserving their rich culture and tradition and passing it down to the younger generation, said that the State Govt is working hard for preservation of indigenous culture. He also informed that Govt has allocated Rs 6 crore for celebration of all indigenous festivals, which is a huge increase from earlier allocation of Rs 1.5 crore. This fund will be disbursed to all districts and then to all community based organisations.
While emphasising on language preservation, he said it is the root to our cultural foundation. Rs 1 crore has been allocated to Research Department to study the status of different dialects in the State in view of UNESCO categorising 26 of them as highly endangered.
At Kamba in West Siang district, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju joined the golden jubilee Mopin celebration.