Imphal: A 5-day long cultural festival ‘Phalee Liuwtoh Phanit’, a seed sowing festival has concluded with the showcase of various cultural activities, dances and songs at Phalee village under Ukhrul district on Monday.
Performance of various indigenous seeds, cultural and traditional exhibition and Phalee cultural and traditional items marked valedictory function. Addressing at the valedictory programme as Chief Guest, Intending Candidate of Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, Lok Sabha Dr. Alyson Abonmei said that the seed sowing festival which was organised by the Tangkhul village will extend huge support in producing various crop products in the state. The State Government needs to pay attention to the various hardships and inconveniences currently faced by the villagers of the village, he added.
President of Chingtam Women Development Association Manipur N. Kunjeshori said the people of the hill faced various hardships and inconveniences to sell crop products such as vegetables, fruits etc in the
market. Due to improper markets, many crops produced by the villagers of the hills get spoiled.
She said that as there is no proper market to sell the products, many villagers of the hill choose an illegal way for their means of livelihood. As such, the State Government should take up necessary measures for
the construction of a proper market so that the various products produced by the villagers are not
She lauded the Phalee village for organising such an old-age festival with the objective to preserve the culture passed by their forefathers. Let us extend support to such cultural festivals. Our own culture will protect the identity of the tribe or community, she added.