37th Harvesting Festival of the Tarao tribes  at Khuringmul Village, Chandel :: 16th - 17th October 2021

37th Harvesting Festival of Khuringmul Village - an occasion for hope and reflections of the Tarao tribes of Manipur's Khuringmul Village under Chandel District celebrated its 37th Annual Harvesting Festival on the 16th and 17th of October 2021 under the theme "Give honour to God with thy blessing of harvest" . The highlight of the festival was the various traditional songs and dances presented in colourful traditional attires by various groups narrating the traditional folklores which has been used to hand down the history and traditions of the Tarao tribe which inhabits the village.

The village narrated the cultural customary story and emphasised on the rich and beautiful tradition and customs of the Tarao tribe which has been passed down through generations in detail.

Founded in 1984, Khuringmul village is situated just 2 kilometers to the west of Pallel bazar but the stark difference in facilities or the lack thereof relating to transport and communication and other basic amenities is glaring. With a population of about 300 and the largest village of Tarao tribe in the state which have a total population a little shy of one thousand members, the tribe considered one of the smallest tribe in the state and the lack of basic facilities in the village despite 37 years of its existence so near the main thoroughfare points to a lack of attention and negligence on the part of the state authorities in proving the much needed basic infrastructures to the village.

Photo Credit :: Lamdamba Oinam