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Thadou tribes of Manipur celebrates Hun festival

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Apr 07, 2021 10:29 pm
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The participants of Miss Thadou contest posing for lens during Hun 2021 which is the biggest cultural festival of Thadou tribes in Manipur posing. (Photo :Robinson Wahengbam)

Our Correspondent

Kangpokpi, April 7 (EMN): The Thadou tribes of Manipur celebrated ‘Hun 2021’, the biggest cultural festival for the community with the theme ‘My Culture, My Identity,’ at the Brigadier Thomas Ground in Kangpokpi district headquarters on April 7.

The celebration that signifies ‘the sprouting of seeds sowed,’ is also known as Spring Festival among the Thadous, a major tribe inhabited in various parts of Manipur.

This year’s event was organised by Thadou Inpi, the apex body of the community.

 The major attraction of the festival includes cultural dance performances from various cultural troupes, live performances from Thadou artistes and beauty pageant besides others.

The opening session of the festival was attended by Minister for Tribal Affairs and Hills, Transport Vungzagin Valte as Chief Guest along with Kangpokpi MLA Nemcha Kipgen and Moirang MLA P Saratchandra.

During the day, the organising committee and Thadou Inpi, handed over a memorandum to the state chief minister through Minister Vungzagin urging the state government to officially declare April 7 as a restricted state holiday on the occasion of Hun festival.

Vungzagin Valte expressed that he is willing to propose the state government to organise one state level, common cultural festival for all the tribal groups in Manipur in the upcoming years.

(Our Correspondent)

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Apr 07, 2021 10:29:06 pm