Monday, November 28, 2022

Mnp celebrates Chavang Kut

Correspondent

Kut, a post-harvest festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribes was celebrated in Manipur on Tuesday with gaiety and fervor.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, some ministers and MLAs attended the main celebration function held in Churachandpur’s Peace Ground, hosted by the state government.
The celebration began with the chief minister pounding the traditional gong. Greeting people on the auspicious occasion, Singh called for peaceful co-existence as citizens of Manipur and India.
He lauded the different cultural troupes showcasing their dance forms in their beautiful traditional customs and said “This is the beauty of India, the beauty of Manipur.”
He said festivals like Kut brought the people of the state together and pointed out that people from other communities were also taking part in the celebration of the festival.
He then appealed to all to continue living together in peace, with mutual respect in a brotherly manner and bring equal and inclusive development. Highlighting his government’s initiatives to bring about equal development, Singh said that the state government has a plan to develop Behiang of Churachandpur (bordering Myanmar) as another cross border commercial hub like Moreh.
State commerce and industry minister Nemcha Kipgen asserted that over the years, celebrations of the Kut had become even more important, relevant, and meaningful as it promotes the essence of brotherhood among different communities. She expressed hopefulness that the Kut festival will be a harbinger of good tidings for all people of the state. MP Leishemba Sanajaoba lauded the theme of the Kut 2022 which is “Unity through culture”.
He said that Manipur is a state where people from different communities with their own ways of life, culture, religion, tradition live together. Cultural dances by cultural troupes of different tribes, Miss Kut Contest 2022 were the main highlight of today’s event.

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