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KUT: The Kuki-Chin-Mizo Post Harvest Celebrations
The unique post harvest festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo community Chavang Kut will be celebrated by the Chandel district Kut committee on Novemebr 1 at the Standard English High School, Sugnu with fanfare.
Stating this, Ngamkholal Baite, chairman of the Chandel district Kut committee during a press conference held this morning at Sugnu mentioned that this year’s celebration in Chandel district will be held under the theme ‘Peace, unity and harmony’ and the celebration will be joined by various communities residing in Chandel district.
Cultural items including cultural dances from various ethnic Kuki sub-tribes of Chandel district and musical programmes will be held at the inaugural session of the festival which will be attended by state works minister K Ranjit as chief guest. The function will be presided by MLA, E Dwijamani of Hiyanglam AC. Besides, four MLAs including Bijoy Koijam, M Hemanta Singh, Th Lokeshore and U Deven Singh will also attend the inaugural session as guests of honour.
The deputy commisioner, Chandel, N Ashokumar, IAS, will inaugurate the evening session as the chief guest. The session will be presided by Darsino Aimol, SDO, Chakpikarong.
The chairman of the committee further said that there will be a Miss Kut contest for Chandel district in the evening with cash prizes of Rs. 10,000 for Miss Kut, Rs. 7000 for first runners up and Rs. 5000 for second runners up along with prizes for other titles.
The chairman further appealed to all Kuki communities from Chandel living far and near, and mainly women, to participate in the festival. All girls from different communities of Chandel are allowed to participate in the Miss Kut contest, he added.
He also mentioned that prior to the celebration of Kut festival at Standrad English High School, Sugnu Tribal there will be a Kut-eve Gospel meeting tomorrow which will be attended by the Gospel parties from Mizoram state.
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