IMPHAL, April 1: The 77th commemoration of Zeliangrong Solidarity Day (Chuk-Sumei Rites) was observed today at Zeliangrong Building, Kakhulong under the aegis of Zeliangrong Union (ZU) and Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF), Imphal Zone.
The function was president by Simon Chawang, vice president, Zeliangrong Union (AMN).
The general secretary ZU, in a statement stated that the historic occasion of Chuk-Sumei rites were performed by the forefather of the community 77 years ago on April, 1934 at Tamenglong district head quarter. The observation signifies of a sacred customary rite of cleansing all the sins of inter village feuds, intra tribe was, killing and blood revenge committed in the past by the tribe, with blessing for brighter future of the posterity.
It said the observation forbade any inter village and intra tribe war and bloodshed in future, and pronounced a curse to befall on those who would subvert the unity and solidarity of the Zeliangrong community.
The function was attended by leaders of ZU, ZYF, ZCCHCP, Village elders, youth clubds and general public of the community, said the statement.
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