Si-Donyi celebrated with gaiety

Si-Donyi celebrated with gaiety

AALO, Jan 7: Si-Donyi, the popular festival of Tagin community, was celebrated with traditional fervour at Gumin Kiin here on Saturday last.

Gracing the occasion as chief guest, former Minister Kento Ete said that celebrating festivals of various tribes and communities in a common platform exhibits good essence of all festivals that knit us together. Our age-old culture promotes values and gives us a distinct identity. It is important to preserve and promote it for posterity, he said.

SDFCC chairman Talo Maying, secretary Topor Mara and AGS Lobom Lida Tamin dwelt at length on the significance and mythological aspects of Si-Donyi festival and exhorted the youth to take pride in own culture and shoulder the responsibility to keep its continuity in the days to come.

The prizes for traditional group dance competition and other events were given away by the dignitaries including West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan. (DIPRO)

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