June 23, 2024

Whistling village

  • An MP presented a development report on Kongthong village in Meghalaya, India’s whistling village, to the PM.
  • The village was adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

About Kongthong village

  • Kongthong is located in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya.
  • It is popular as the ‘whistling village’ due to its unique tradition of ‘Jingrwai Lawbei’ (meaning the Song of the Clan’s First Woman).
  • It is a tradition under which mothers create a tune for their newborns.
    • These tunes are often used as names.
  • Kongthong people belong to the Seng Khasi Tribe and speak Khasi language.
  • According to Census 2011, the village has a population of 567, out of which 275 are males and 275 are females, and a literacy rate of 55%.
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