Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 12, 2018: “Commonness in cultures belonging to different communities in the state should be the base to unite ourselves”, said deputy chief minister on the closing day of the annual state level tribal cultural festival organized under the theme “Tribal Culture for Peace and Unity”, today.
The two days festival which was organized by Tribal Research Institute (TRI), under the sponsorship of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, showcased different cultural dances, songs and other forms of cultural performances of different tribes and sub-tribes in the state.
Joykumar said, culture has the strength to unite us and therefore we should try to understand each other’s culture.He said, although we have a number of different communities in the state, all have been following their cultural and traditional believe. Culture expresses the philosophy of a community which means the relationship between man and women and also the relationship of human being with nature. The importance of culture in our life has to be acknowledged so that we can come to know each other, he added.
MLA K. Leishiyo said, culture is an indispensible component in our life. Culture and traditions shows the identity of a community and therefore it has to be followed in all aspect of life. All communities should know each other’s culture and traditions so that we can come to know and respect each other. If we know each other, we can maintain peace, he added.
He lauded the efforts made by TRI for giving a platform to all the tribes and sub-tribes in the state to showcase their rich cultural values.
Cultural troupes representing different tribal communities from across the state participated in the annual tribal cultural festival.