Ban all "thabal-chongba" celebration considering its negative impacts to our society.
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"Thabal-Chongba" is celebrated by the Meetei community in Manipur. It is organised during Yaoshang festival (coincides with Hindu festival of Holi). It involves girls of locality making all the arrangements by collecting donations from homes and organizing a pompous dance events till midnight in several places mostly in the valley districts of Manipur. In the beginning it started as lucrative events by few people by linking this with the "Ougri Hangen Chongba" of Sanamahi faith followers. But thabal-chongba is never related with "Ougri Hangen Chongba". In the recent 2/3 years, we are witnessing this midnight dance-raze going on for months starting from February till April which is quite scary.
During thabal-thongba, loud speakers are played all night without restriction and it has cause several disadvantages to school going children, sick people, aged people alike. Girls and boys hold hand-in-hand and dance all night without even slightest idea of how much they are disturbing people of other communities, school going children, those preparing for exams etc.
There are also reports of criminal activities happening during thabal-chongba. Multiple reports of girls kidnapped and gang-raped, educational atmosphere is disturbed, rise in drug abuse etc. are all directly or indirectly related with thabal-chongba.
One of the worst negative impact of "Thabal-chongba" is loosing moral of youths and deterioration in the academic atmosphere. It is not a culture thing.
I have two sons and I don't want their studies to be disturbed for 1/2 months by the loud noise of thabal-chongba beats. I also cannot afford to go to a different city to keep my children far from the din of thabal-chongba and its negative atmosphere every year.
As a sensible citizen, we should part with this evil celebration to save our youths.
We don't want our youths to be victims drug, rape, kidnap, accidents etc.
We should voice our concern unless our society will be lost in the dark.
Thabal-chongba of today is no more a festival of enjoyment but rather has become a first step for youths to indulge in drugs, alcohols, smoking, losing moral etc.
It should be ban for good now.
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