Anals observe Chavan Kumhrin
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, October 23 2013:
As observed every year by the Anal community, Anal Taangpi Valing (ATV) has organised the celebration of 'Chavan Kumhrin, 2013 (New year of autumnal season) at the Auditorium Hall of Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong here today.
During the celebration themed 'Honour the Lord with your possession', Former MLA/MP, BD Behring said that Chavan Kumhrin is observed every year on October 23.Agricultural foods, vegetables grown at garden, fish reared in ponds were offered to God, which are cooked and eaten together with family, neighbours and villagers on the day.
In 1979, State Govt had declared October 23 as district holiday and schools, colleges and offices in Chandel district observe holiday on the day, he said and added, even though Anal community is small it has been in existence since ancient times.
The occasion was also attended by MLA Chandel, Nunghlung Victor.