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Pongal 2022 celebrated with great fervour in Manipur’s border town Moreh

The 54th Pongal celebration was organised by Tamil Sangam Moreh with the participants from Tamil communities and other communities residing in the town.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 14 Jan 2022, 7:54 pm

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Manipur’s border town Moreh witnessed the celebration of Post Harvest festival of Tamil--Pongal celebration--on Friday at Sun Rise Ground, Moreh. The celebration heled in Moreh for the 54th time was organised by Tamil Sangam Moreh with the participants from Tamil communities and other communities residing in the town

Pongal is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Hindu Tamils of South India. The celebration is marked with the worship of Hindu Sun God, thanking for agricultural abundance.

As a part of the celebration, Tamil community settled in Moreh, which shares its border with Myanmar, prepared Pongal dish, flour dishes, decorated their houses and offered prayers and gifts to each other. Different artworks in multi colour are painted in front of every house.

The festival is named after the ceremonial - Pongal, which means to boil, overflow prepared from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with raw sugar and offered to goddess Pongal.

Col Sumit Sood- CO 43 Assam Rifles, Moreh, Letpao Haokip- Minister, YAS and WRD and Col J Narayanan- CO 20 Assam Rifles, Tengnoupal attended the function as Chief Guest, Functional president and Guest of Honour.

Chineivah Haokip, former ADC member, Chandel, along with different CSO leaders such as Victor Touthang- president in charge, HTC, M Thoiba- president, MCM, Rajauddin- president, MMCM, Durga Sharma Acharya- president Gorkha Samaj, Th Budha Meitei- president, ACODOM,Kartik- Gen Secy, AMSU Moreh and Sasang- president, KSO Moreh block attended the function as special guests.

Dias members spoke on the multi community participation in the Pongal celebration and wished everyone happy and prosperous years to come.

Moreh being a multi community - Cosmopolitan town, every citizen should cooperate with each other and live together.

The programme started with lightening of traditional lamps by the VIPs and observance of one minute silence in remembrance of the departed souls of Tamils. Culture troupe from Tamils, Vaiphei and Manipuri cultural troupe showcased various cultural dances.

Prizes were distributed to the winners of different sports events conducted as a part of the celebration. Elders of Tamil communities and clubs representative were also honoured as a part of the programme.

 

First published:14 Jan 2022, 1:49 pm

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