ITANAGAR,February 25, 2015:"I wish the people a very happy Nyokum and pray for peace and wellbeing of all," said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in a statement here on eve of Nyokum Yullo celebrations across the state on Thursday.
Tuki observed that Arunachal Pradesh is a distinct state with several tribes and communities residing side by side for ages and maintaining their own unique indigenous culture and traditions – festivals being an integral part.
"Despite our varied diversity, we as Arunachalees are united and take pride in our indigenous cultural heritage," he pointed. He urged the Nyishis, who celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm, to maintain their rich tradition and propagate brotherhood amongst all communities through the celebrations.
Calling one and all to join the festival and bolster bonhomie, the Chief Minister offered prayers to Nyokum Goddess for her blessing for more and more production of food grain in the next harvesting seasons, so that the visit of famine may be warded off, that drought or flood may not hamper cultivation nor should any insect or animal destroy crops.