Haotinlal Misao from Kangpokpi district headquarters was announced Mr Thadou 2021 winner, Paotinkai Guite of Tujang Waichong was announced 1st runner up and Lunginlal Kipgen of Leimakhong was announced 2nd runner up.
In Miss Thadou 2021 contest, Precilla Lhingngaiching Haokip of Moreh border town was crowned the coveted Miss Thadou 2021 title while Neihoiching Jessica Chongloi of Jangnoi village was declared 1st runner up and Maria Chinchoihoi Haokip of Nazareth village Sugnu, Chandel was declared 2nd runner up.
The Hun Organizing Committee Chairman Thangliensei Kipgen handed over the Mr Thadou coveted title, cash prize and certificates to the winner while Lhingnunnem Kipgen, former Miss Thadou 2018 crowned the coveted Miss Thadou 2021 tiara to the winner.
Mr Thadou and Miss Thadou were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 1 lakh each along with a certificate. The first runner up of Mr Thadou and Miss Thadou were awarded with cash prize of Rs 75,000 each with certificate and the second runner up in both categories were awarded with cash prize of Rs 50,000 and certificate.
The 25-year-old Mr Thadou 2021, Haotinlal Misao is a resident of Kangpokpi Ward No 5/6. He is the son of (L) Paojamang Misao and Hatchong Misao.
Miss Thadou 2021, Precilla Lhingngaiching Haokip is a resident of Gamnom veng, Ward No 2 from Moreh border town. The 21-year-old graduate and gorgeous girl is a daughter of Stephen Thongminlen Haokip and Hoineikim Haokip.
The sub titled winners in the Mister Thadou contest were Thangminlal Touthang (Best Physique), Solomon Mate (Mr Photogenic), Haominthang Haokip (Best Designer), Seiminlun Doungel (Mr Congeniality) and Lungoulen Haokip (Mr Active) while the sub titles winners in the Miss Thadou contest were Vahhoichong Haokip (Best Catwalk), Jennifer Haokip (Miss Photogenic), Kimngailhing Chongloi (Best Designer), Lamhoichong Lhouvum (Miss Congeniality) and Lamngaithem Haokip (Miss Active).
The sub title winners were awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 each with certificates.
The jury members of Mister and Miss Thadou contest included Robert Naorem, international designer, an Indian fashion entrepreneur, designer and makeup artist from Manipur, Arambam Suchita, a legend of Manipur fashion industry, winner of Miss Manipur 1993, Miss Northeast Perfect 10 and body beautiful 1995, Gladrags Mrs India 2nd runner 2004, Vahshi Kipgen, state level Miss Kut 1999, Boipu Sitlhou, retired colonel and PG Singsit, IPS, SP Kangpokpi.
The night session of the Hun celebration was graced by former ADC Chairman Haokholal Hangshing as chief guest while James Doujapao Haokip, chief executive officer of Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council Kangpokpi attended as president and colonel Hem Chandra, Commandant, 38 Assam Rifles attended as special guest.
Hun 2021 Celebration Committee Chairman Thangliensei Kipgen declared the Hun Night before the commencement of the eye-catching event.
A famous music band from remote village of Jangnoi village in Lhungtin Sub Division of Saikul area in Kangpokpi called Jangnoi Indoi Band performed live on the stage as the Hun band enthralled the crowd with their awe-inspiring numbers with Kaineo Chongloi as the vocalist.
Legendary pop singer Micheal Luncha Kipgen with his evergreen songs like 'Kum thum Kum Li kilungsetna sunga', 'Lhangkichoi', 'Ipidinga Hepa neiti ham', etc. rocked the stage with various other Thadou prominent artistes.
Former Autonomous District Council Sadar Hills chairman Haokholal Hangshing who attedned the Hun night as chief guest in place of PHED Minister Losii Dikho said that Hun celebration reminded him of his childhood days as at this time of seeds sowing a bird called 'Muchi Tun Tun' nostalgic humming echoed the entire hills giving message to the people that the seeds sowing season has arrived.
He said that Hun - the cultural festival of the Thadou community will definitely serve as a platform to bridge the gap of the community and bring unity, peace and tranquility in the society.
The Hun band, Jangnoi Indoi Band along with legendary pop singer Michael Luncha Kipgen, Lovejoy, Bromin Touthang and other prominent artistes enthralled the gatherings with their melodious songs.