Pothashang News Service

Imphal, December 15: The “Phu Houba” part of audition was today held for the Meetei Chanu Contest at Ibudhou Chingngu Marjing Khubam, Heingang, Imphal East.

In this audition all the 35 participants contested in the traditional way of cooking and its preparations including rice husking.

The process of contest began on December 10 with screening followed by realty show audition on December 12. There was also cultural audition programmes yesterday.

The grand finale of the beauty contest on the Meitei traditional community will be staged on December 23 at Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre.

Sumang Wai Teiba (courtyard mop contest) will be conducted tomorrow at the courtyard of the shrine of Ibudhou Sanamahi Kollu Thugaipham, Wangoi.

General Secretary of LSSP, Lonja Alepa said the contest is organised to preserve the cultural tradition of  the Meeteis among the youth of today even if many of the traditions followed has been vanished in pace of time.

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