NARI, Dec 2: Members of the Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society and the Donyi Polo Kargu Kebang of Lower Siang district celebrated Indigenous Faith Day with religious fervour and gaiety here on Friday.
Speaking about the concept of Donyi Poloism and the myths associated with it, Nari-Koyu Mandal BJP President Marbom Doye appealed to the community members to preserve and protect indigenous faith and culture for the generations to come.
Doye emphasized on social reforms and strong character-building in youths through religious activities. He exuded the confidence that the creation of the Department of Indigenous Affairs will go a long way in preserving and promoting the tradition and cultural ethos of the tribal people.
Saying that the cultural identity of the tribals is under threat, senior citizen Kabom Dabi called upon the community members to work together for the protection and preservation of the traditional cultural practices and beliefs.
Joint Secretary of Central Donyi Polo Society, Aalo, Mukpe Sora highlighted the various activities initiated by his organization for social reforms.
Earlier, the daylong celebration started with a procession and flag hoisting, followed by discourse and a cultural presentation.
Three young singers, Topi Bojen, Bomi Zirdo and Bharat Nyokir, were felicitated for their remarkable achievements in the field of music and culture.
Among others, Ramle Bango Donyi Polo Society leader Tumdam Bomjen, Dr Ja Bam, organizing committee President Yombom Zirdo and Secretary Linyum Nyodu, besides representatives of various Donyi Polo Kargu Gangis also spoke.