Shri Wangtum Humchha Lowang is the founder of Nocte Digest. He belongs to Namsang village and is a permanent resident of Deomali, Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh. He completed his school education in 2014 from Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar, Deomali. Lowang graduated in 2019 from Don Bosco College, Itanagar with a degree in economics. Currently he is pursuing masters in economics at Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai.
The journey of Nocte Digest began as a Facebook page on March 18, 2016 and was known as Noctes - Warriors of the Hill. The name was changed to Nocte Digest on June 6, 2018. On May 5, 2020, Nocte Digest website was launched. On June 11, 2020, Nocte Digest was launched in Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
The concept of the first Nocte Digest logo was formulated by Smt. Nyampo Matey, the first female graduate and post-graduate of the Nocte community. She did her post graduation in Fine Arts from Banasthali Vidyapith University in Rajasthan.
The logo is a combination two letters: N and D, which are the initials of Nocte and Digest, respectively. The letter N is represented by 3 feathers of a hornbill. A hornbill feather is an integral part of a male traditional attire. The letter D is represented by the traditional female necklace called Litphiang.
On August 5, 2018, the first logo of the Nocte Digest was created and published. The logo was materialized by Shri Sawang Wangchha, a talented graphic designer from Kheti village. Though Wangchha is a professional, he refused to charge any kind of fee for his work.
The first seal of the Nocte Digest was manufactured into a stamp on January 18, 2021 by a printing shop called Copyzone of Namsai district. The seal design was given by Shri Wangtum H. Lowang, founder of Nocte Digest. Shri Nokkam Wangsu, a Wancho businessman based in Namsai, made the necessary introductions with the proprietor of Copyzone.
This seal will be formally used in all letters, documents, certificates etc. issued and signed by the founder/editor of the Nocte Digest.
0n September 8, 2020, Wangtum Lowang formed a company called Nocte Digest Studios and registered it as a developer account with the Google Play Console (Beta).
Using the Android Studio software and the Java coding, the creation of an android application called Nocte Digest began at 1700 hours on September 16, 2020.
The Android Application Package, popularly known as APK File, of the Nocte Digest was ready by 1400 hours of September 22, 2020. At 1700 hours, the APK File was rolled out for publication using the Google Play Console (Beta) and was then sent for review.
At 09:12 PM of September 26, 2020, Nocte Digest Studios received a certificate for Live Ratings for Google Storefront and other digital storefronts that have licensed Global Ratings' International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) System.
On September 28, 2020, Nocte Digest android application was published and available for download in Google Play Store.
On January 7, 2021, the photo of a Nocte dish called Ngamtok, one of the original photos of Nocte Digest, was featured in Flavours of Arunachal section of a government Instagram handle called MyGovArunachal. In this regard, the Nocte Digest was approached by Ms. Chaliam Lowakho of Paniduria village.
On December 17, 2020, Nocte Digest put out an advertisement through the Instagram account of WeAre Arunachal.
On December 19, 2020, Nocte Digest sponsored the release of Wild Fire on YouTube channel called M & A Production. Wild Fire is a short film directed by Mudang Nobin. In 2020 short movie contest organized by Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS), the film came second.
In an attempt to promote the work of local brands, the Nocte Digest team works closely with various media companies of Arunachal Pradesh. As of now, 6 out of 7 companies are from the state, while the rest is from Assam.
Juruh is a community fishing event observed by the Nocte tribe. It is done in the month of April. Concoction paste extracted from tree barks function as a temporary hypnosis agent resulting in bounty fish harvest, mostly fishing nets are employed by the villagers.