Papum Poma River Festival from 23 Jan

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The second edition of the Papum Poma River Festival (PPRF) will be held from 23 to 25 January beside the Papum (Boroi) river in Ramghat, in Papum Pare district.
Themed ‘Save nature, save our future’, the festival is aimed at “preserving, conserving, promoting and showcasing the eco-potentials of the area for sustainable source of income generation,” the organisers informed.
Addressing media persons at the press club here on Sunday, organising chairman John Panye said the festival is organised by three administrative circles – Balijan, Taraso and Sangdupota.
The festival is supported by the tourism department, the district administration, and Doimukh MLA Tana Hali, he said.
Union MoS (Independent) for Sports & Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju, along with Assam’s Handloom Minister Ranjit Dutta are expected to attend the inaugural function.
Panye said the ecotourism festival would “cater and treat the visitors with lifetime experiences through adventure activities like water rafting, angling, kayaking, zip-lining, rappelling, hot air balloon, hiking, camping, traditional sports, beach volleyball, live performances by local artists, and display of local cuisines of both Arunachal and Assam.”
Tents will be made available for the visitors’ stay, he said.