Gambling, alcohol banned at CND celebration
06 February 2015 — Any activities of playing games for money and sale of alcoholic drinks will not be allowed at the venue during the celebrations of Chin National Day, the 20th of February.
Chief Minister Hung Ngai gave instructions that people would be prohibited from selling alcohol and gambling at the event, which is taking place at the Vumtu Mawng football ground in Hakha.
Food stalls selling a variety of Burmese and Chin traditional foods, and an array of exhibitions displaying different talents and works would only be set up, according to a high-ranking government official.
Pi Par, a Hakha resident, said: “It is good that alcohol is banned on such an important historic day for us. But how would they handle people who come to the event after having drunk from outside of the venue?”
Last year, posters promoting alcoholic beverages were removed from the venue after a concerted action taken by community-based organizations including the Chin Women Organization.
An official opening ceremony of this year’s celebrations is scheduled for 19 February.#