Imphal, Nov 6
Different communities from Manipur now living in Soth Korea celebrated Ningol Chakouba and Chavang Kut 2019 together under the aegis of Korea Manipuri Association (KMA). The gathering was held on November 2, 2019 at Lake Town pension house at Anseong City, South Korea.
This celebration is observed sharing harvesting festival of tribal cuisines of Chin Kuki Mizo, and special luncheon to Meitei married women (Ningols) offered by their brothers (pibas) at their natal homes respectively.
This year, the joint event was celebrated with the theme of “Ching Tam Amatani” (Hill valley is one). The gathering was participated by about 40 KMA members. People from different communities came together taking breaks from their busy schedule to mark this festival as a communal harmony and memorable historical get together.
Traditional foods were cooked and prepared in a very special way of Manipuri taste.
Ningols of KMA was served with several delicious food menus, specially cooked by younger Pibas’. After the feast, gift items were presented to the Ningols by the Pibas.
The celebration was beautifully decorated with the ‘Ningols’ wearing their traditional Meitei attire, and the Chin Kuki Mizo brethren were clad in their ethnic attires.
Speeches on Kut and Ningol Chakouba were delivered, Chavang Kut dance, Thabal Chongba were performed, and songs were sung altogether by Pibas and Ningols.
After the feast, cultural performance was shown by the children and adults of KMA members.