ITANAGAR, Sept 1 - Arunachal Pradesh�s Adi community today celebrated Solung � the tribe�s most famous agro-based festival � with traditional pomp and gaiety.
Attending the celebration here Governor PB Acharya exhorted the younger generation of the community to preserve and protect their rich tradition and culture which, he said, is their identity.
Sharing experience from his first visit to East Siang district, Acharya said he was mesmerised listening to the ponung (song) of the community. He also congratulated the community for coping with modernity without deviating from their tradition and culture.
The governor also released a festival souvenir �Diigok Roli�.
Parmananda Cheyngiya, president of Mishing Bane Kebang, the powerful organisation of the Mishings in neighbouring Assam, in his address emphasised on the need to showcase the rich culture of the North East in other parts of the world.
�Most of the festivals in Arunachal Pradesh are agro-based. We must protect nature and should not disturb the ecosystem,� he said while appealing institutions like Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) to shoulder responsibility in spreading awareness among the people on the importance of nature. � PTI