Manipur governor Gurbachan Jagat Monday said that ethnic conflict and self-centered policies of difference communities have disturbed the age-old glorious tradition of peaceful co-existence among various communities in Manipur.
Speaking as chief guest at state level Kut festival here, the governor said that people of Manipur have to reject all these differences and work together to make Manipur a peaceful and prosperous state. He further appealed all to work for peace and harmony. Former chief minister and also Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing who attended the function as guest of honour said that Meetei, Naga and Kuki are the three pillars of Manipur’s integrity and that when these pillars stand united and jointly work for peace, there would be development in the state.
Also speaking on the occasion, Tribal development minister DD Thaisii appealed all to participate and celebrate the festival peacefully. PHED minister, TN Haokip called upon the people to celebrate the festival with the theme –forgive and forget.
Kut, the biggest harvesting festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo people in Manipur, was today celebrated with pomp and gaitey.
The main function was organised at Manipur Rifles parade ground here where different tribes and Meiteis performed their traditional dances and other folk items. Reports from the districts said Kut was celebrated in all districts of Manipur.