Folk dance festival kicks off

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A festival of folk dance of Manipur was launched today which was organised by Phouoibi Natya Institute of Khurai Thangjam Leikai under the aegis of ministry of culture.
Pena Seihou, Maibi Jagoi, Thang Leiteng, Chakpa Jagoi, Kwakta Lamjel (Pena) and Kabui Jagoi Kitlam were lined up on the opening day held at Ima Khunthokhanbi Shanglen hall.
The function was attended by Pena exponent Padmashri Khangembam Mangi Singh, folk guru Padmashree Elam Indira and JNMDA visiting Guru Oinam (O) Dhani.
Pena Seihou, Maibi Jagoi, Thang Leiteng, Chakpa Jagoi, Kwakta Lamjel (Pena) and Kabui Jagoi Kitlam were lined up on the opening day.
The festival was organised with the motive to propagate the indigenous cultural folk dance and music of the state and inherit to the generations to come. In that note the festival also aimed to conduct folk dance and music workshops in the following two days at two different places in Imphal West districts.
Secretary of Phouoibi Natya Institute, L. Turist said, “It is quite reassuring and proud to have our folk dance and music performances in various cultural platforms over the globe and we must work hard to preserve and propagate our rich cultural heritage of Manipur.”

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