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‘The lost of tradition is the loss of identity’- Village Chief

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Sept 12, The age old traditions existed among the various community of the state is a clear picture of the identity of each community . But if the tradition is extinct it is the end of the community . This was stated by Ningthoujam Toyai Chakpa, Village Chief of Phayeng, in Imphal West district whle speaking during the 4 th Loinasillon Khongchat of the Kangleipak Kangleipak Loinasillong Apunba Marup. The programme which also include recitation of poem by 22 different poets of the state was held at the Yoga Hall of Phayeng Makha Leikai. Highlighting the importance of the writers, the Village Chief of Phayeng said that whatever learnt be him today are from the writings of the scholars . “It is time that each of us recognised the role of the writers to introduce our society through our traditions and culture to the world community”, Toyai Chakpa who also attended the chief guest of the programme said. Elaborating on the Chakpa Community , Toyai Chakpa said that the community have a long history with unique traditions, culture, religion and had one time ruled the Kangla. He expressed apprehension about the deterioration of the culture, traditions and religion of the Chakpa community as they have been scattered at many place. “T o save the culture, traditions and religion of the Chakpa Community writers should play their role”, Toyai Chakpa added. Sahitya Academy award winner Sharatchand Thiyam while speaking on the occasion appreciated the work culture of the village youths. He said that it is the youths of the village that keep the traditions alive.

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