Puroiks celebrate Gumkum Gumpa festival

NIRJULI, Apr 25: The Gumkum Gumpa festival of Puroik community was celebrated with traditional gaiety here at Nikum Niya general ground on Wednesday. The celebration began on April 19 last and concluded on Wednesday.
Joining the celebration Koloriang MLA Pani Taram said Gumkum Gumpa festival has played an important role in social upliftment of the Puroik community since its celebration began in 1976.
Taram urged members of Puroik community to concentrate on education.
The recent establishment of Autonomous Puroik Welfare Board shows that government wants to provide best facilities to the community, said Taram.
CGGFC-2018 Chairman Kashok Halley in his address said that the Gumkum gumpa festival is celebrated to foster sense of bonding among the members of the community.
He also elaborated the evolution and history of Puroik community.
Organizing Secretary Siji Nanu, All Puroik Women Welfare Society (APWWS) General Secretary Yami Washi, All Puroik Students Union (APSU) General Secretary Tabang Waru among others addressed the gathering.