Imphal Sept 27 UNA: The Vaiphei community on Friday celebrates the 2nd State Level Thajing Lap 2013 (An Autumn festival of the Vaiphei) at Kulbung Veng, salam Patong village.
The festival is celebrated after a seed showing of Jhum, Paddy etc.
Thajing Lap is inherited from a village called Khawvaiphei now in Myanmar which they started to celebrate since 1560 and in Manipur for the first time the festival was celebrated on 1860 in the same venue where the state level function was celebrated said Rev. S. Prim Vaiphei in his keynote address on Historical background.
The festival was grace by the circle MLA, Yamthong Haokip as a chief guest and promise to give rupee ten lakhs to the organizing committee of the Thajing Lap from his MLA local fund so that the festival can be promoted in a bigger way said the MLA.
The festival also witness lots of special numbers from Vaiphei Artist Association, cultural dance from various villages and schools and even a kids perform a pay how the pass generation use to celebrate the festivals.
The festival was attended by the Vaiphei People’s Council (VPC), Young Vaiphei Association (YVA), Zillai (Student body) etc.
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