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Rijiju to inaugurate Pakke -Paga Festival tomorrow,

January 16, 2017 09:56PM

Shambhu Boro I Seijusa

 The three days long second “Pakey-Paga Festival-2017” organized by the department of environment and Forest Department in collaboration with the local people of Seijusa is undergoing from today here along the Assam-Arunachal border in Sonitpur District aiming at creating an opinion on wild life conservation among the common masses.

Seijosa is a picturesque township touching both Sonitpur and  east Kameng District along the Assam-Arunachal border of East Kameng district. Inaugurating the three day long programme, the union cabinet minister said that the insurgency programme in the region would no longer be tolerated. “Yet the door is open to all, one wish to come to the mainstream considering the nation’s development is welcome a lot, we are ready to discuss every issue with a positive attitude.” He said.

Festival Director, Tamo Dada while talking to this reporter said that “Pakey-Paga Festival” is the lone festival of the state celebrated in Pakey Wild life Sanctuary and Pakey Tiger Reserve to create awareness on conservation of wildlife. He  further stated that on this festival that Pakey Wildlife Sanctuary offers the visitors to witness four species of Hornbills the Great Indian hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Oriental Pied hornbill and Rufous- necked hornbill claimed to be found only in the area. “Moreover, beside hornbills the visitors can also witness the 270 species of trees and more than 300 species of birds during the festival.” He adding “Paga” called in local Nyishi language the great Indian Hornbill.

          He also informed that the endeavour to create awareness on conservation of wild life makes Pakke-Paga Festival different from other festival in the state. Indeed over 16 NGOs from across the country like Wildlife Conservation Trust, WWF, and Wildlife Trust India are supporting the event.

The other underline of the festival is the adoption of hornbill nest one can adopt any hornbill nest with minimum contribution of Rs. 5000 for a year for its caring and rearing. “Indeed, we will provide monthly report of adopted nest to the concern person.” He mentioned. 


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