The Manipur Chief Minister – N. Biren Singh, who graced the ‘State Level Kut 2022’ festival in Churachandpur, appealed the citizens to move forward in unison towards a harmonious co-existence.
Addressing the festival at Peace Ground in Tuibong of Churachandpur Headquarters, Singh hoped that the auspicious occasion of Chavang Kut magnify the capabilities of citizens to share more, and fill the hearts with gratitude.
Singh was accompanied by the Hon’ble Ministers, Hon’ble MLAs and other esteemed dignitaries.
Taking to social media platforms, the Manipur CM wrote “Delighted to have attended the State Level Kut 2022 festival in the presence of Hon’ble Ministers, Hon’ble MLAs and other esteemed dignitaries at Peace Ground, Tuibong, Churachandpur Headquarters. Let the auspicious occasion of Chavang Kut magnify our capabilities to share more, fill our hearts with gratitude and inspire the people to move forward in unison towards a harmonious co-existence.”
Chavang Kut, popularly known as the ‘Kut Festival’ is one of the much-awaited festivals for the Chin-Kuki-Mizo community (CHIKIM) of Northeast India, which marks the onset of autumn.
Celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm, Chavang Kut is a post-harvest festival of the CHIKIM community and one of the biggest festivals of Manipur.
It is celebrated annually on November 1, to honor the blessings of the deity for a good harvest. Here, ‘Chavang’ means ‘autumn’ and Kut means ‘harvest’. The festival has evolved through time with the influence of other cultures of the world. There is no written or hard rule to be followed in the celebration of Chavang Kut but the display of the tribes’ traditional attires and cultural performances honoring their deity remain the core theme of Chavang Kut.