Mopin celebration ends

PASIGHAT, Apr 7: The three-day Mopin celebration here in East Siang district concluded on Saturday evening, spreading the message of peace, brotherhood and prosperity.
Cultural performances, including traditional dances and folk music, along with exotic cuisine and various competitions marked the celebration.
On Friday evening, members of the Pasighat Central Mopin Celebration Committee (CMCC) and a troupe from Aalo thrilled the audience at the deputy commissioner’s residence with their melodious songs and traditional Popir dances.
DC Tamiyo Tatak in his message urged the community to adhere to its age-old customs, and expressed gratitude to the community for ‘celebrating the festival in a befitting manner for social unity.’
Tatak expressed hope that such celebration would bring good luck and prosperity, along with good harvest and relief from diseases, calamities, evil spirits, and such.
Showcasing an amazing array of ritualistic and cultural activities for three consecutive days, the people prayed for blessings from Ane Mopin for a bumper harvest, communal harmony, and good health for all.
Later on Friday evening, the rituals of riga (conclusion) was performed at the residence of Pingi Neri K Riram, followed by pinku pinte (plantation of seeds).
The festival celebration was organised by the CMCC-2018, under the chairmanship of ADC Tatdo Borang. (DIPRO)