Governor and CM extends Si Donyi greetings

Itanagar JAN 5: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Si Donyi Festival.
In his message, the Governor said that deeply rooted in our cultural ethos, this festival plays a significant role in defining the strong bond between the nature and the people. With its religious, cultural and emotional importance, Si Donyi is the most important festival of the Tagin Tribe. Blended with unique customs and traditions of the tribal communities, this festival is cherished by one and all.
On this joyous occasion, I join my Tagin brethren in offering prayers to Almighty Si Donyi and seek blessings for peace, harmony, good harvest good health and good luck for each one of us, the Governor said.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended warm wishes on the festive occasion of Si Donyi.

In his message Khandu said “Ours is a distinct state with several tribes and communities residing side by side for ages and maintaining their own unique indigenous culture and traditions. Despite our varied diversity, we as Arunachalees are united and take pride in our indigenous cultural heritage. This cultural mosaic has to be maintained, preserved and propagated at all costs while keeping intact our unity in diversity. I believe the Si-Donyi celebration would prove a major catalyst towards achieving this goal”. Khandu also called the youths to inherit the ageold rich cultural heritage for its preservation.

He prayed Almighty Si Donyi to bless the state with peace, communal harmony, prosperity, happiness and good health for all.

Siang River Festival

Importance of the Siang River Festival

The District Administration of West Siang district, Aalo, in collaboration with the Department of tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh id organizing Siang River Festival (Yomgo) at Aalo from January 14, 2008 to January 17, 2008

The main purpose of the festival is to highlight the vast potentials of tourism in the state and to attract Indian as well as foreign tourists. These days, people are almost fed-up with the day to day hustle and bustle of the metro life and want to seek solace in the laps of Mother Nature. And Arunachal Pradesh is the ‘Hidden Paradise’ waiting to be explored by the people. No other state in the country offers such vast potentials for tourism as Arunachal does.

Eco-tourism is the most recent trend in tourism where stress has been laid on exploring the simple and uncomplicated life of the interior parts of the country. Many a times it has also been referred to as ‘rural tourism’. On the one hand this eco-tourism helps people in forgetting their day to day tensions and on the other hand provides vast potentials of revenue generation to the state. It has been estimated by the UN agencies that by the year 2010, eco-tourism will be the most rewarding industry in the world. And Mother Nature has been kind enough towards Arunachal in providing natural beauty in plenty. Therefore, by organizing such festivals, an attempt has been made to promote eco-tourism in the state.

This year the festival will be held in the confluence of rivers Yomgo and Sipu at Aalo and will be extended to the islands lying on the other side of Yomgo which would ensure an exciting, enlightening and incredible advanture and enable one and all to savor the delight of wild beauty with the pristine Yomgo racing by.Yomgo is one of the main tributaries of mighty Siang.

Main Events

  • River rafting
  • Food Festivals
  • Folk dances
  • Cultural Shows
  • Motor boats
  • Indigenous games & sports
  • Hot air balloon & Para gliding
  • Local model house

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