Mopin Festival

Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar

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MOPIN FESTIVAL
2021
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MOPIN FESTIVAL
2021
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Itanagar Mopin website launched on 5th April 2018 by Shri Pema Khandu Honorable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh in the presence of Shri Mahesh Chai Honorable Minister AH, Veterinary, ArtCulture & Research and Shri Jarkar Gamlin, Honorable Minister, Tax & Excise.

SHRI BAMANG FELIX,

Hon’ble Minister (Home, ISBA, RD,, Panchayti Raj and Parliamentary Affairs) as Chief Guest

SHRI TANA HALI TARA,

Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, 14 Doimukh Assembly Constituency, Guest of Honour

A note from the President-cum- Pigww Nvrww

We invite you to kindly join us with your family in the Mopin Festival celebration, Itanagar-2021

In the beginning of Human life on Earth, Abo Tanii, the first man on earth, was alone without any company and was facing a lot of hardships. A fortune came to him during this period. Taji-Taro, an ancient family, organized a Mithun sacrifice ceremony of ten Mithuns ( Dorrww Toguu Panam) during marriage in which almost all the living beings were invited as guests and Abo Tanii was one of them. Abo Tani had a jealousy on Taji-Taro and played a stratagem and snatched away all the Mithuns of Taji-Taro. KIIPUU ( Abo-Tanii’s dog) and DUMPUU (Mopin’s Deer) were also invited guests of the ceremony. As no meat was left, Kiipuu and Dumpuu were offered a bucket of rotten beans (Agyaa Pua). Kiipuu and Dumpuu started quarrelling for share and Dumpuu spilt the bucket of rotten beans and ran away. Kiipuu ran after Dumpuu and Abo-Tanii followed Kiipuu and lastly they reached Mopin’s place called Dwgo-Buko/Dwgo Yamo.

The Mopin imprisoned both Abo-Tanii and his dog-Kiipuu.

Abo-Tani began to plan to get released from Mopin. He caught a rat and killed and put it under his armpit and pretended to be seriously ill. After a few days, rotten smell emitted from Abo-Tanii’s body. The Mopin was afraid of Abo-Tanii’s death in her place. She repented and felt sorry for Abo-Tanii and had pity on him. As a result, Mopin decided to release Abo-Tanii with boons. As boons, Mopin’s own daughter Dwyww-Taamw was married to Abo-Tanii and seeds of all food grains and agricultural equipments were presented to him and advised Abo-Tanii to start cultivation. The seeds were carried in the pouch of the dog’s ears and they reached TANI-MOMEN (The Earth). Then after, Abo-Tanii started cultivation.

While presenting her daughter and all boons, Mopin advised Abo-Tanii to invite her once in a year, especially just before cultivation starts with sacrifices and to greet her with Wtww (rice powder/paste) , Takee (ginger) and Opoo (Rice Beer). Further, Mopin promised to shower blessings on all human beings for their good health, bumper cropping and prosperity.

Accordingly, the Galo people being the descendents of Abo-Tani, celebrate this Mopin Festival every year in the month of April and through Xibu (Priest), pray for Mopin’s blessings and greet each other by smearing Wtww on the forehead and offer Opoo, Wtww and Takee, as advised by the Mopin.

SHRI MARKEN KADU

President-cum- Pigww Nvrww
Mopin Festival  Celebration
Committee Itanagar 2021

ER. MARBOM BAM

General Secretary
Mopin Festival Celebration
Committee Itanagar-2021

A note from the President-cum- Pigww Nvrww

We invite you to kindly join us with your family in the Mopin Festival celebration, Itanagar-2021

In the beginning of Human life on Earth, Abo Tanii, the first man on earth, was alone without any company and was facing a lot of hardships. A fortune came to him during this period. Taji-Taro, an ancient family, organized a Mithun sacrifice ceremony of ten Mithuns ( Dorrww Toguu Panam) during marriage in which almost all the living beings were invited as guests and Abo Tanii was one of them. Abo Tani had a jealousy on Taji-Taro and played a stratagem and snatched away all the Mithuns of Taji-Taro. KIIPUU ( Abo-Tanii’s dog) and DUMPUU (Mopin’s Deer) were also invited guests of the ceremony. As no meat was left, Kiipuu and Dumpuu were offered a bucket of rotten beans (Agyaa Pua). Kiipuu and Dumpuu started quarrelling for share and Dumpuu spilt the bucket of rotten beans and ran away. Kiipuu ran after Dumpuu and Abo-Tanii followed Kiipuu and lastly they reached Mopin’s place called Dwgo-Buko/Dwgo Yamo.

The Mopin imprisoned both Abo-Tanii and his dog-Kiipuu.

Abo-Tani began to plan to get released from Mopin. He caught a rat and killed and put it under his armpit and pretended to be seriously ill. After a few days, rotten smell emitted from Abo-Tanii’s body. The Mopin was afraid of Abo-Tanii’s death in her place. She repented and felt sorry for Abo-Tanii and had pity on him. As a result, Mopin decided to release Abo-Tanii with boons. As boons, Mopin’s own daughter Dwyww-Taamw was married to Abo-Tanii and seeds of all food grains and agricultural equipments were presented to him and advised Abo-Tanii to start cultivation. The seeds were carried in the pouch of the dog’s ears and they reached TANI-MOMEN (The Earth). Then after, Abo-Tanii started cultivation.

While presenting her daughter and all boons, Mopin advised Abo-Tanii to invite her once in a year, especially just before cultivation starts with sacrifices and to greet her with Wtww (rice powder/paste) , Takee (ginger) and Opoo (Rice Beer). Further, Mopin promised to shower blessings on all human beings for their good health, bumper cropping and prosperity.

Accordingly, the Galo people being the descendents of Abo-Tani, celebrate this Mopin Festival every year in the month of April and through Xibu (Priest), pray for Mopin’s blessings and greet each other by smearing Wtww on the forehead and offer Opoo, Wtww and Takee, as advised by the Mopin.

SHRI BAMANG FELIX,

Hon’ble Minister (Home, ISBA, RD,, Panchayti Raj and Parliamentary Affairs) as Chief Guest

SHRI TANA HALI TARA,

Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, 14 Doimukh Assembly Constituency, Guest of Honour

SHRI MARKEN KADU

President-cum- Pigww Nvrww
Mopin Festival  Celebration
Committee Itanagar 2021

ER. MARBOM BAM

General Secretary
Mopin Festival Celebration
Committee Itanagar-2021

PROGRAMME SCHEDULES

3rd April 2021

Commencement of Sports Activities

0800 HrsMopin lomen lo Xibo gv aalwk nam
(Arrival of the Priest at Mopin ground)
0830 HrsWrv/Isak apkaa hinam okkv Nvtuu lumkaa hinam
( Archery and Manual thread spinning competition )
1700 Hrs Mopin lomen lo Poopwr Atwr gaaddv aakum nam
(Gathering of Popir Parties at Mopin ground)
1715 HrsMopin lomen lo Darkii abww gaddv aanam
(Arrival of Judges at Mopin ground )
1730 HrsNiitom pakso hookaa hinamvm Piqgww Nvrww gv menrvp gvnam (Yaan Menkaa Hinam, Taamww-Nvlii Pokso Hoonam
(Cultural competitions with formal declaration by President-cum-Pingi Neri)

4th April 2021

0800 HrsMopin lomen lo xwwnam loonam.
( Social Service at Mopin Ground )
1430 HrsMopin lomen lo poobor nennam okkv Dopak Twwpak monam
( Preparation of Mopin Rice Beer etc at Mopin ground)

5th April 2021

0700 HrsMopin lomen lo Guumin hoin okkv Xwwnv loonv gv aakum nam.
(Gathering at Moopin ground )
0800 HrsPiqww Nvrww gv hikaa nam okkv Poopwr pognam
(Offering of Reice Beer at the Altar by Pingi Neri & Popir Dance by Popir Parties).
0830 HrsKomar lo opoo pwlwk nam okkv Hobbvm wtww wrnam
(Invocation of Mother Mopin).
1000 HrsXibo Bogww okkv Xibo Baatvm gv aanam
(Arrival of Chief Guest, Guest of Honour ).
1010 HrsMopin gogrv (Mopin Anthem)
1015 HrsPiqww Nvrww gv Aya Laarwk hinam agom
(Welcome speech by President-cum –Pingi Neri-MFCCI-2021)
1030 Hrs Attwr v Pokso hoonam
( Mega dance presentation )
1045 HrsXibo Bogww okkv Xibo Bogww ne aman jinam
(Honouring of the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour )
1100 HrsGalo Gwwgo-Hwwgo kaatom Nam.
( Galo traditional display )
1115 HrsAttwr v pokso honam
( Group dance presentation )
1130 HrsXibo Baatvm gv agom jabnam
( Address by the Guest of Honour)
1140 HrsKorum okke Ijja gv Galo gwnam hwwnam
( Galo Tirbe in Ancient, Medieval and Modern India )
1205 HrsXibo Bogww gv agom jabnam.
(Address by the Chief Guest)
1230 Hrs Tosum Agom
(Vote of Thanks proposed by the General Secretary, MFCCI 2021)
1235 HrsYuugwwnam okke xibo gv rwliiboqo laanam
(Sacrifice of Mithun & seeking Blessing by the Priest)
1245 HrsPoopwr pognam
(Popir dance with the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour & the Invitees)
1315 HrsMopin agam donam
(Mopin feast hosted by President,MFCCI-2021 at Mopin Ground )
Departure of the Chief Guest & other Guests

6th April 2021

0900 HrsMopin lomen lo aakum nam
(Gathering at Mopin Ground )
0930 HrsMopin lomen lo Darkii abww gaaddv aanam
(Arrival of Judges at Mopin ground )
0945 HrsGalo agom jabkaa hinam okkv Poopwr pokka hinam.
(Popir dance competition, Extempore speech competition in pure Galo dialect. )
1200 HrsMopin loogaa donam
( Mopin Community feast: MFCCI-2021)

5th April 18

`Yuugww nam alo

1700 HrsMopin lomen lo aakum nam
(Gathering at Mopin ground )
1715 HrsXibo Bogww gv aanam
(Arrival of the Chief Guest )
1730 HrsMopin Tosum Arum
(Commencement of Mopin Night & Prize Distribution with formal declaration by the Chief Guest )

6th April 18

0800 HrsPiqgww Nvrww gv namlo Mopin Rwgaa
(Riga at the residence of the Pingi Neri/President, ESS Sector, Itanagar)

POOPWR ATWR - 2021

AMPWR NVLII
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BIIS-BIITV
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DWXII LOOMAA
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DOOXI SAAGOO
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Dwgo Yamo
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GUI GUUGAA
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HIP TAGWW
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KARGU KARDII
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LWWJ-LWWPIN
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PIQKU OMV
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Committee Members (MFCCI)

Committee Members

MPS Member

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