ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The Buguns inhabiting mainly in Tenga Valley or Singchung administrative circle under Thrizino-Buragaon assembly constituency of West Kameng district have, for the first time, on Wednesday celebrated their festival, ‘Pham Kho’, centrally at MPCC Ground, Singchung with great enthusiasm.
Gracing the festival as chief guest, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, who started his speech by greeting the people on the occasion, said by celebrating the festival in a centralized way, feeling of oneness and brotherhood among the tribe’s men and women will definitely be promoted. While mentioning that festivals were the manifestation of one’s cultural identity, the MP stressed on preservation of local art, culture and traditions of one’s own tribe. Supporting the demand of the Bugun tribe for declaration of local holiday for the Pham Kho Festival, Sanjoy assured that the matter will be discussed with the state Chief Minister at the earliest.
Parliamentary Secretary for RWD, Supply & Transport Kumar Waii, who attended the festival as guest of honour, said that the initiative to organizing the festival centrally will serve as a good platform for the youths to show their hidden talents in the field of sports, art and culture.
In his address, the local MLA cum Chairman APEDA, Kumsi Sidisow also called upon the locals to preserve their culture and traditions and said that celebration of the festival at community level will definitely establish a common platform for all the tribes to feel the sense of oneness, unity and identity.
Among others, DC West Kameng and ADC Singchung also attended the festival celebrations.