ITANAGAR, 4 Jul: Governor BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have in separate messages extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Dree festival of the Apatani community, and expressed hope that the festivity would usher in good harvest, peace, prosperity and happiness for all.
The governor appealed to the informed elders and knowledgeable men and women of the community to “promote self-esteem in their ethnicity and customs and preserve it for posterity.”
“On this joyous event, I offer my prayers to Danyi Piillo to invoke the Dree spirit amongst the people for the wellbeing of humankind,” the governor said in a message.
Khandu in his message conveyed appreciation for the Apatani community “for safeguarding and preserving their rich culture and tradition.” He expressed happiness that “the elders of the community have been playing a pivotal role in successfully passing it to the younger generation.”
He offered prayers to almighty Tamu, Harniang, Metii and Danyi to bless humankind with happiness, prosperity and good health. (Raj Bhavan & CM’s PR Cell)