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Pukpha festival celebrated

The ‘Pukpha Ngai’, a pre-harvest festival was observed at Ramphanlong Tamenglong Ward No IV with an aim to preserve the rich culture and traditions of the Zeliangrongpui community.

ByTamenglong Correspondent

Updated 3 Aug 2022, 3:08 pm

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A Zeliangrongpui Naga Customary Art and Culture Research Society Tamenglong Manipur on Tuesday observed Pukpha Ngai a pre-harvest festival at Ramphanlong Tamenglong Ward No IV with an aim to preserve the rich culture and traditions of the Zeliangrongpui community. 

Zeliangrongpui Naga Customary Art and Culture Research Society Tamenglong chairman Ngamthuiyang Pamei attended the event as chief guest of Pukpha Ngai

Highlighting the importance of Pukpha Ngai, Ngamthuiyang Pamei said that the festival is being celebrated by the forefathers of the Zeliangrongpui people to mark the sacrifice of god’s son Nap-Maja by giving himself as food for human beings.

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Singing of folk song with traditional instruments and folk story telling featured at the programme

Pamei said that the important and beautiful old culture, custom and traditions were being abolished by adopting Christianity.

 

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“Even if we had adopted Christianity, our old cultures and traditions should be kept alive, imported into the Church ministry and performed,” Pamei added.

 

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First published:3 Aug 2022, 3:08 pm

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Zeliangrongpui communityPukpha Ngaipre-harvest festival

Tamenglong Correspondent

Tamenglong Correspondent

TAMENGLONG district, Manipur

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