Imphal: Manipur governor La Ganeshan and chief minister N. Biren Singh greeted people of Manipur particularly the Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities on the occassion Kut festival.
“I extend my heartiest greetings to the people of Manipur. particularly our brethren from the Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities on the happy and auspicious occasion of Kut Festival, 2021,” Ganeshan said in his greetings.
Kut is considered the biggest festival among the Kuki-Chin-Mizo ethnic groups and it is celebrated as a post-harvest festival for thanksgiving and gratitude to the Almighty for a bountiful harvest. The festival also symbolizes peace, harmony and unity rising above the barriers of caste, creed or religion. More and more people belonging to different communities have also joined in the celebration every year spreading the message of oneness. Let the spirit of Kut embrace one and all to strengthen the social fabric more than ever and bring prosperity to all the communities in the state, the government said.
Kut or Chavang Kut, which is celebrated on 1st November every year, marks the end of the harvesting season and thanksgiving the Almighty for an abundant harvest. The festival has also assumed greater significance for bringing together communities in the celebration cutting across religion and faith, Biren said.
“I am hopeful that the festival will facilitate greater love, oneness and brotherhood amongst all communities in the state,” he added.