In his message, Pema conveyed his deep sense of appreciation to the community for safeguarding and promoting the rich Apatani culture and tradition and passing it to the younger generation.
In a press statement, Khandu said, ‘He believed that the Dree would bring with it communal harmony, peace, serenity and prosperity in the State’.
Khandu also wrote in his official twitter handle:
‘Wishing my Apatani brothers and sisters a happy #DreeFestival. The Apatanis are known for their unique practise of wet rice cultivation and sustainable agricultural practises. I pray Almighty Tamu, Harniang, Metii, and Danyi for bountiful harvest and a prosperous year ahead.’
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Dr B D Mishra has also extended his greetings to the citizens of the state on the occasion of Dree, the agricultural festival of the Apatani tribe.
In his message, the Governor said that the Dree festival is the traditional identity of the Apatani tribe, which they have proudly and conscientiously preserved since time immemorial.
Celebration of the indigenous festivals helps the preservation, development and transition of the ancestral values and ethnic identity to future generations, he said.
Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein also greeted the people of the State on this auspicious occasion.
Mein also tweeted in his official twitter handle:
‘My warm Greetings to the brothers and sisters of Apatani Community on the auspicious occasion of Dree Festival. May the festivity brings communal harmony, peace and prosperity to all. HAPPY DREE FESTIVAL’.
The Dree Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is an agrarian celebration celebrated by the Apatani clan of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Dree Festival is the greatest celebration of the Apatanis and celebrated with get-up-and-go set apart by conciliatory contributions and petitions.
The Dree Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is praised on July 5 with the pre-festivity customs beginning from the night of July 4 consistently.
Source: NE Now