Dree is here again. While the celebration is being modified beyond recognition to facilitate increased participation and lend an air of festivity, the significance of the Dree ritual is as great as ever.
Dree, traditionally, was a time for the young people to take a break from the daily routine of agricultural works and go around, enjoying the nature with a taku (cucumber) - the first crop of the season. The modern version of celebrating with taku is the food festival, started in Itanagar since few years now and being initiated at Ziro too this year.
In whatever form, may the spirit of Dree live on!
And may mother nature continue to nurture the humanity!