President of Meetei Council, Moreh, M. Thoiba was the guest of honour.
He said the people of Kwatha must disconnect themselves from the state government as they had not got support for the festival or aid for the village.
Dr. Sarangthem Ibomcha, Superintendent of Police, said it is very unfortunate to see poor attendance at the festival.
Kwatha village is located along the Indo-Myanmar border and its history can be traced back in 1496.
The village lacks food, medical care, education and road connectivity.
The villagers depend on agriculture for livelihood.
The flowering of bamboo is posing one of the biggest threats to the village.
The village will not be able to produce Soibum for the next seven to ten years because of this. (ANI)