Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended his greetings on the auspicious occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, the annual festival of Singphos.
In a message this evening, Khandu said, “May this Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, the joyous dance festival, bring in a good harvest, prosperity and good health for our people. I wish my Singpho brothers and sisters living across the globe a very happy celebration.”
Khandu further said the festival is one of the most colourful in the state and showcases to the world the varied and rich culture, customs and exotic flora and fauna of Arunachal Pradesh.
“At the same time it is also a medium to preserve, protect and promote the age-old cultural heritage of the Singphos,” he said.
The Chief Minister maintained that preservation of indigenous culture through celebrating local festivals with people’s active participation is one of the hallmarks of Arunachal Pradesh.