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CANA celebrates Golden Jubilee cum beauty pageant
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ITH the colorful cultural dances and Miss CANA beauty pageant, the five-day-day long Golden Jubilee celebration of Chothe Athourul Ngei Abom (CANA) was concluded at Purum Tampak village in Manipur’s Chandel district on February 17, 2014. The CANA is considered as the Chothe version of Chothe Students’ Union, Manipur.
The closing of the celebration was conducted with MC Mary Kom, London Olympics bronze medalist as chief guest wherein she also released a souvenir of the Golden Jubilee Celebration. Earlier, Victor
Nunghlung, MLA of Chandel Assembly Constituency unveiled a memorial stone to mark the 50 years’ of existence of Chothe Students’ Union.
The objective of holding the 5 day long Golden Jubilee Celebration was to revive and preserve the old culture and tradition of Chothe Community, according to Albert Chothe, Convener of Chothe Students’ Union.
Besides the festival also gives an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas among the people of Chothe community residing in each and every part of the state. Thus it helps in bringing a stronger bondage among Chothe Community of the state. As part of the celebration, a beauty contest ‘Miss CANA 2014’ was also held where gorgeous PR Alisha Chothe of Wangparal village was crowned Miss CANA 2014 with MK Heklani Chothe of Chumbang village and Kristina Lamkang of Pantha were crowned the first runner up and second runners up title.
Altogether 19 contestants from different villages of Chandel District participated in the beauty pageant. Around 2000 campers representing 18 Chothe villages in Manipur’s 9 districts took part in the CANA Golden Jubilee Celebration.