Aizawl, March 7: Mizos in Kolkata celebrated Chapchar Kut with pomp and gaiety on March 5, 2016 (Saturday) at Ballygunge Mizoram House, official report here today said.
The festival was celebrated under the aegis of Calcutta Mizo Welfare Association (CMWA) and Mizoram Youth Commission Chairman T.Sangkunga graced the occasion as Kut Pa or Father of the Kut (Festival).
Speaking on the occasion, MYC Chairman T.Sangkunga expressed happiness over the celebration of Chapchar Kut also in Kolkata city by the Mizos living there and said that with the celebration of the festival, the brotherhood and unity of the different Mizo tribes, the typical Mizo moral code of selfless service for others or ‘zonunmawi tlawmngaihna’ and respect for the elders and the very Mizo culture and tradition are upheld.
Lauding CMWA leaders, MYC Chairman T.Sangkunga acknowledged that the former used to help the Mizo youths who goes to Kolkata city for jobs through Mizoram Youth Commission. Besides helping the Mizo youths in their problems, CMWA also greatly contribute in finding jobs for many jobless Mizo youths, he added.
As Kut Pa, MYC Chairman T.Sangkunga on the occasion gave Rs. 20,000 to Kolkata Mizo Welfare and Rs.5, 000 to Kolkata Mizo students.
The celebration of Chapchar Kut was conducted by Calcutta Mizo Welfare Association president H.Lalzirliana while CMWA Vice President Laima Chozah, IAS delivered speech.
MYC Chairman T.Sangkunga was accompanied by MYC Under Secretary Lalsawmzuala.