ITANAGAR, January 12, 2018:
Here are the facts you need to know about the unique festival of Arunachal Pradesh
#1. The first Pakke-Paga festival was held in Seijosa on January 16-18, 2015. The idea concept of Pekke-Paga was first proposed in the year 2014. It was named as Pakke-Paga Festival, the word ‘Paga’ means Hornbill in Nyishi language.
#3. Pakke-Paga festival is celebrated to create awareness among people about its people, cultural and wildlife heritage and helps promote tourism. The best hope for hornbill conservation is in Arunachal Pradesh.
#4. Pakke-Paga festival is an initiative by the Nyishi community to ban hunting of hornbills/protect nests and to use artificial hornbill beaks. Therefore, it is fitting that an eco-cultural festival that celebrates hornbills along with the Nyishi people, is held in Seijosa (Pakke Tiger Reserve), the epicenter of conservation efforts.
#5. The main objective behind this festival is to
-Popularize the role played by the local Nyishi in conserving hornbills in Pakke and surrounding areas amongst other villages and communities across the state,
-Focus on the importance of conservation of hornbills and wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh and 3) the need to reduce hunting of these magnificent birds.
-Create interest and awareness among urban Indians and external visitors about the cultural and wildlife heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, especially of Pakke Tiger Reserve.
Source: Balipara Foundation
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