Sangai Run 2018 on November 21
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 21, 2018: Manipur tourism department today officially announced that the Sanagai Run 2018 to held at three locations, Imphal, Mao and Loktak on November 21, 2018 as a prelude to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018.
The announcement was made at Classic Grande.
Tourism director W. Ibohal Singh told the organising committee that if all the communities from all sector of Manipur are made to take part when an event like Sungai Run is being organised in the state it will a good message to the society not only in the Sangai Run but it will also help in promoting tourism in all the communities and in all the different sector of Manipur.
The director said like Sangai Festival 2017, the event will also be held at the four different locations at Hapta Kangjeibung, keibul Lamjao, Lamboi Khongnang Khong and Khuman Lampak while Khuman Lampak will be specific only for indigenous sports.
These year there will be Go-Karting sports event, Sangai Library as a new addition in the Sangai Festival with participants of Sumo Wrestlers from Japan which is not fully confirm but 80 % has been confirm of their participants, he added.
The director appealed the people of Manipur to have the spirit of sports and support in promoting tourism in the state not only just enjoying the festival.
Co-founder Sangai Run Ajanta Moirangthem said Sangai Run was conceived to promote sports tourism in the state as well as though out the world and was conceptualised by Oorep Sports and supported by Manipur Tourism to bring professional as well as amateur runners and tourists from across the world and the country.
Ajanta said with the immense success and popularity of its first edition in 2017, the event will be organised at Mao, Imphal and Loktak as the main venue.
The Mao edition will be a part of the Cherry Blossom Festival, 2018, he added.
Renown footballer and ambassador of Sangai Run 2018, Potsangbam Renedy Singh expressed the event is a good initiative as through running we can create a healthy society, healthy nation and healthy state and through this event we can come together and run as one.
Among them film actors also attended the event.
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