Min inaugurates Nyokum Yullo ground

YUPIA, Feb 12: Urban Development Minister Nabam Rebia inaugurated the new Nyokum Yullo ground here on Monday.
Urging the Nyishis to preserve “the true identity of celebration of Nyokum festival,” Rebia in his address said the festival embodies the rich culture and traditions of the Nyishi people and spreads the message of peace, harmony and brotherhood.
Assuring every possible help to develop the festival ground as a permanent asset, Rebia called for developing the area without disturbing its natural environment. He said effort should be made to turn it into a tourist attraction.
“It should serve the purpose of all communities of the state,” he said.
Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye urged the people to keep Yupia town “clean and beautiful, and free from encroachment.”
Government officers, panchayat members, public leaders and others were present at the function. (DIPRO)