Boost To Tangkhul Music, Culture

UKHRUL, May17: Giving importance to Tangkhul songs in the promotion of musical talent as well as for the documentation of the rich cultural identity of the community, Principal Secretary of Works and Trans- ports, Govt of Manipur Ram Muivah yesterday release a collection of Tangkhul songs during a jam-packed function at Rashing Hall, Awungtang here,

Speaking at the occasion of releasing the song book, titled, “The Best of Tangkhul Classics”, Ram Muivah observed that land is older than men, and men is older than history  and this trend of Tangkhuls handing down their aesthetic values from one generation to another palpable when one listen to the meaningful folk songs. Life is a song you have to listen, feel and love it, said Ram Muivah in his address as chief guest of the function.

First of its kind, The Best of Tangkhul Classic has a collection of 100 love songs composed by many lyricists of yester-years, many of whom are now more and the song book has come to see the light of the day because of the efforts of Hakhui Society, which has been formed by a group of people belonging to different walks of life but share a common passion for music.

During the function, renowned Tangkhul singers also enthralled the gathering which includes many important personalities like SDO Ukhrul Rajen Vishal, Post Commander of Ukhrul Town Post Capt Sushil Kumar, chief of Hunphun/Ukhrul HA. Wungrampan, Fr Linus Neli of Pr.Savio School, Pastor of Phungyo Baptist Church Reverend HA. Thanmi, Deputy Secretary (Works) Amar Kumar, Executive Engineer NH division -1 , Prem Kumar, special contractor Davit Hungpung, principal of LAES Ms. Soso,  AE Prem Luikham, president of HSL Grace Luikham, president of HKL Godfry Zinghai etc

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express/ Addie Chiphang)

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