Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pakke Paga Hornbill Fest is now the ‘state festival’ of Arunachal Pradesh

Pakke Paga Hornbill Fest is now the ‘state 

festival’ of Arunachal Pradesh


Pakke Paga Hornbill Fest
Pakke Paga Hornbill Fest 
In January 2019, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival as the “State Festival” during a valedictory ceremony of the 4th edition of the festival at Seijosa in East Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh. The celebration of this festival began in 2015 to applaud the role of the resident Nyishi tribe in conserving hornbills in the Pakke Tiger Reserve. The festival also provides an alternate source of income to the native people of this region who mainly relies on hunting and logging. After this move, the festival will draw funds from Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department.

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