Festival Should Promote Values and Oneness among Communities: Jini
Publish Date : 02/09/2019
Aalo 2nd Sept: – Our age old culture which manifests in the form of festival should continue to promote values and act as binding thread to various strata of communities, said Shri Kento Jini, MLA Aalo East while attending the Solung Gidi of Adi community as Chief Guest at Gumin on Ist Sept last. He lauded the Adi community for proper grooming their young ones to speak own dialects which helps them in the long run to maintain its own identity. He recollected the past when Mopin and Solung used to be celebrated jointly by the two communities and appreciated the SGCC for moving towards a meaningful direction this time by involving the Galos of Aalo.
The Guest of Honour, Shri Raken Padu Commandant Rtd. and Special Guest Shri Kento Ngomdir, BEO Aalo West also stressed on maintaining the originality of celebrating our festival without any shift from traditional root that hold us firmly to give us a distinct identity. The President SGCC, Shri Ogong Tamuk who held various post during Mopin celebration in the past gave a fascinating and nostalgic account of the joint Mopin-Solung in the past and stressed on maintaining the age old tempo.
Shri Mijum Lona, Galo folklorist and President CMPCS presented the opening song of Solung Festival Song composed by him with his members. All Galos who were instrumental in organizing Mopin-Solung jointly in the past were invited and felicitated on the occasion.