Kut : Post harvest fest cheersfirst day of post blockade


Imphal, Nov 1: The post harvest festival
of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo-Zomi (CHI- KIMZ)
ethnic groups,’ Kut which is a
thanksgiving to God for a bountiful
harvest was celebrated today with
much fanfare with the main event held at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Ground
here. Morning cultural programme including,
tradi- tional round of Miss Kut Beauty
Pageant was graced by Chief Minister O
Ibobi Singh as chief guest and in the
evening programme, V Kishore Chandra
Deo, Union Minister of Tribal affairs and Panchayati Raj graced as Chief Guest.
Power Minister Phungzathang Tonsing
and Health Minister L Jayantakumar
attended the occasion as president and
guest of honour respectively. The main event of Kut festival at 1st
battalion Manipur Rifles was organized
by the State level Kut Committee (SLKC). In his address, Chief Minister Ibobi
appealed to all not to disturb the
general public or hurt the sentiment of
any communities for the cause of a
demand. “The Government has a firm belief that
for every problem there is a solution
though it takes time to sort it out”,
Ibobi said, while observing that
negotiations are the basic tools to solve
problems. “The Government has no intention to
hurt any community or individual in
the State while bringing a solution for
any particular community. It has never
used coercion that could hurt the
people of the State and such act is not accepted by God,” insisted the Chief
Minister. “The people of Manipur were born in
this land and will die here too. We are
brothers and sisters of one parent”,
Ibobi said on the occasion. Incidentally Kut was celebrated on the
first day of the SHDDC suspending the
92 days economic blockade.

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