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Manipur celebrates Kut festival

By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma being felicitated during the Kut festival at Sugnu village in Manipur on Thursday.

Our correspondent
Kangpokpi, Nov. 1 (EMN): Kut, the post harvest festival of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo was celebrated in Manipur on Thursday. The state-level celebration was held at the Brig Thomas ground at Kangpokpi town, 45 km north of Imphal.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Chief Minister N Biren Singh called on the people of the Manipur to stand together for a united Manipur and India as a whole.

He lauded the organisers for showcasing the beauty of diversity by bringing cultural troupes of various communities together to this year’s celebration.

Urging the public to put in collective effort to uplift the weaker section and backward groups of the society, he said that every community should be allowed to live with dignity and protect their identity.

“People must be aware of varied activities which the new government has been taking up in this regard bringing forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of realizing equal development for all,” he said.

Earlier, the chief minister declared the Kut Festival 2018 open and released the Kut souvenir. He also pounded the traditional gong that marked the opening of the festival.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma attended the festival at Sugnu village,65 km south of Imphal in Chandel district in Manipur.

This year’s festival at both state and district levels began from Wednesday with traditional games and sports.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 01, 2018 11:45:32 pm