'Nyokum Yullo' starts in Arunachal with great fervour

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Itanagar, February 26: With the ceremonious reception of the priests, followed by flag hoisting at numerous celebration centres across Arunachal Pradesh and in Assam, the main celebration of the Nyokum Yullo’ 2015 commenced on Wednesday.

To mark the start of the main celebration - 24th to 28th of February, 26th February being the date of ritual sacrifice, the Nyokum flags have been ceremoniously hoisted in all the Nyokum centres.

The 'Nyokum Yullo' festival:
In the State of Arunachal Pradesh, the Nyishi Community of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated 'Nyokum Yullo' and this is the major Agricultural Festival of Nyishi community.
Nyokum Yullo began in this District Head Quarters Town with the arrival of priest followed by unfurling of Nyokum Flag at Nyokum Lapang on 23rd February, 2012.

The Chairman, CNC, Bengia Tolum hoisted the Nyokum flag at Nyikum Nyia ground, Nyirubjolli - the Headquarters of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and Central Nyokum Committee (CNC).
At Charduar in Sonitpur district of Assam - the only Nyokum Lapang located outside Arunachal Pradesh, the local committee Chairman Perung Chiri unfurled the Nyokum flag after the reception of the priest (Nyub) Sotek Tachang and Pate Tana amidst huge gathering, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.
The Nyub(priests) Biri Tara at Nyokum Lapang, Kipa Kaha as main Yullo priest and Tadar Takiang as secondary at Nyirubjolli, Gollo Epo at Doimukh, Tadar Tasuk at Langte-Lote Nyokum, Pachin, Kipa Chaking and Yura Aki at Banderdewa Nyokum Lapang and Dongda Tana at Jollang celebration centres with their Bu (Assistant priests) embarked into the celebration centres to propitiate Nyokum Anne to bless the mankind with bumper agricultural produce, productivity in human resources and animal husbandry, ward off all maladies of life like disease, death, famine and calamities.
The team NES-CNC also joined the colorful and massive pre-Nyokum celebrations at Rajiv Gandhi University and interacted with the local committees.
As a part of the celebration, the inauguration of food stalls; games & sports competitions and cultural competitions have already started from 15th February onwards in various Nyokum celebration centers across the state, a press release stated.



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