Nyishi community celebrates pre-agricultural festival

Itanagar : Arunachal Pradesh’s ethnic tribal group Nyishi community celebrated the 50th pre-agriculture festival known as Nyokum Yullo at its Yajuli town recently.

The Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo 2018 festival was attended by state’s Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with various elected leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party.

The event was mainly organised by the villagers of Talo.

The festival featured demonstrations of traditional hunting, fishing practice, Swla Dunam (traditional zip line) and other traditional sports.

This pre-agricultural festival is not only a celebration of appeasing for God’s blessing for bountiful harvest but it is also a festival of paying obeisance to Nyokum deity, the rain god for peace, harmony and fertility in the society.