The festival of light and hope
Jairampur celebrates the day with uniqueness
ITANAGAR/JAIRAMPUR, Nov 6: Like every year, an extraordinary approach has been attained to celebrate Dipawali in small town of Jairampur in Changlang district. It is astonishing to witness so many people accepting this remarkable idea of mass Deepawali celebration in a general ground relinquishing the comfort of their home. Its amazing not because people get together in a common ground but they came with their own crackers and sweets to exchange and enjoy. A rare celebration of compassion and humanity where people throng together irrespective of caste and religion in a chosen place to celebrate, the festival of lights, Deepawali, fills the sky of Jairampur with magnificent display of colors and lights.
People of Jairampur with family gathered in Jairampur General Ground to enjoy the exhibition of lights and crackers. It has become a tradition of this town to come together on this auspicious occasion and share alike the happiness of life. This magnificent concept of community celebration came into existence 6 years back, when then Speaker, Setong Sena, visualized the concept to celebrate this festival with all the people in a designated place, to share the joy and happiness together.
On this particular day every citizens of his constituency along with the officials of government departments are invited to the Jairampur general ground to celebrate Deepawali with all the communities. It’s an inspiring and effective approach to expand communal harmony, unity, brotherhood among the people. And also the threat of fire or some other hazards caused by crackers has wholly vanished. Moreover, through this open ground one place celebration, the town remains spotless next day after the fire crackers display.
After 1-hour long sparkling fireworks, Finance Minister Setong Sena greeted all gathered people and exchange sweets while ADC Jairampur M. Roy thanked citizens of Jairampur for maintaining this unique trend since last many years.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh and State First Lady Anupama Singh along with officials and staff of Raj Bhavan celebrated the Deepawali with traditional gaiety and fanfare at Raj Bhavan on Friday.
The whole of Raj Bhavan was decorated and illuminated with lights and Diyas. Members of Raj Bhavan family, including children enthusiastically took part in the fireworks and celebration.
Earlier, a prayer meeting was conducted in the Raj Bhavan. Led by the Governor and first lady, all offered prayers to peace and prosperity. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Source: The Arunachal Times