The local graziers of the Tawang region near Bumla Pass, Arunachal Pradesh, came together to celebrate the Chachin grazing festival on July 14-15. This two-day event held at Chachin witnessed the enthusiastic participation of graziers from all over the Tawang region. Almost 100 graziers and their herds of yaks, totaling more than 400, attended the festival. It was a joyful occasion where people celebrated their traditional practices and showcased their beautiful yaks.
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- During the Chachin grazing festival, medical and veterinary camps were set up to provide essential healthcare support to the local graziers and their yaks.
- These graziers often reside in remote areas with limited access to medical facilities, so these camps were crucial in offering much-needed assistance.
- The medical camp catered to the health needs of the graziers, while the veterinary camp focused on providing medical aid to the yaks, ensuring their well-being.
- Additionally, a lecture on animal health was conducted to educate the graziers on better livestock care practices.
- Chachin and other traditional grazing areas near Bumla Pass have deep-rooted significance in the Monpa lifestyle. Nomadic herding is a crucial part of their way of life, serving as a primary form of subsistence farming.
- The festival not only emphasized the importance of these grazing grounds to the local Monpa community but also showcased the passion and dedication of the graziers in preserving their traditions.
About Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is a state in India located in the northeastern part of the country.
- It is bordered by China to the north, Bhutan to the west, Nagaland and Assam to the south, and Myanmar to the east.
- Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state in Northeast India by area. It is also the least populous state in India, with a population of just over 1.4 million people.
- Capital – Itanagar
- The current Governor of Arunachal Pradesh is Lt. General (Retd.) Dr. B.D. Mishra. He was appointed by the President of India on October 20, 2022.
- The current Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is Pema Khandu. He is the 14th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and is in office since December 19, 2016.
- The majority of the population of Arunachal Pradesh are tribal people, who speak a variety of languages. The official language of the state is English, but Hindi and Assamese are also widely spoken.
- The economy of Arunachal Pradesh is based on agriculture and forestry. The state is also home to a number of hydroelectric power projects.
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