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This year’s Kut festival will be a simple affair

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By EMN Updated: Oct 13, 2015 10:18 pm
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Our Correspondent
IMPHAL,October 13

The state level Kut 2015, an annual post harvest festival of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo groups of Manipur will be celebrated without the popular Miss Kut beauty contest this year.The state level Kut festival is celebrated throughout the state with Miss Kut pageant every year on November 1.
According to State Level Kut Committee (SLKC), the celebration will be organized at 1st battalion Manipur Rifles ground in Imphal from 11 am on November 1.In view of the need to observe the solemnity and pay respect and homage to the tribal martyrs of the recent social upheaval in Churachandpur, the SLKC, Manipur has decided to celebrate the Kut 2015 with only cultural items and gospel songs in the competitive mode, the source added. As a precaution it has been decided to put hold the popular Miss Kut pageant only for this year.
As regards to the cultural show this year all Kut tribes who were said to have been left out last year in the competitive cultural dances will be performing.The Kut tribes include Monshang,Moyon,Paite,Simte,Tarao,Thadou-Kuki, Thangkhal, Tiddim Chin,Vaiphei and Zou. Kut festival is one of the main festivals of Manipur and is celebrated with great fervor and zest.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 13, 2015 10:18:21 pm