CM assures Rs 50 lakhs for Basar Confluence

BASAR, Nov 5: Chief Minister Pema Khandu assured to fund the celebration of Basar Confluence every year with a sum of Rs 50 lakhs for its sustenance beginning with this year’s celebration.
Attending the second edition of ‘Basar Confluence’, an initiative of the Gumin Rego Kilaju (GRK) on Sunday, which offers a month-long residency and a display of folk art, tribal cuisine and the traditional way of life of the Galo community, the CM also assured to take up the request for the festival to be included as calendar event in the state cabinet.
Pema said the festival showcased the dependency of people on agriculture and said the festival did a good job by promoting organic produces. He said the state government has set the target of three years to make Arunachal an organic state.
Earlier, Home Minister Kumar Waii said that other Abo Tani tribes have much to learn from Basar people regarding community participation and their commitment for a better society. He extended his festival greetings and expressed to participate again.
The Chief Minister and the guests after completion of the formal event took a round of the festival compound. They were introduced to traditional Galo way of life, with exhibition of traditional games, fishing, rural occupation and traditional house.
The Chief Minsiter was accompanied by state BJP President Tapir Gao, Parliamentary Secretaries Jarkar Gamlin and Gojen Gadi, including Nari Koyu MLA Kento Rina.
Traditional dances and performances were some of the highlights of the day.