Manipur CM launches tourism promotional campaign

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh launched Manipur Tourism’s promotional campaign ‘Experiencing Manipur Sangai Festival 2022’ at his secretariat on Friday.

The campaign focused on boosting tourist arrival figures to Manipur during the state’s biggest tourism festival. It emphasised on highlighting the unique cultural diversity of the state and its tourist attractions.

“The state government is making arrangements to organise the events of Sangai Festival at 13 places across the state,” Biren said.

Expressing the beauty of the state inhabited by different communities, he welcomed everyone to come and experience the extravaganza of the Sangai Festival which will be organised under the theme ‘Festival of Oneness’.

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Biren informed that the festival will be organised with the aim of connecting different communities of the state. Different events will be organised at different venues including the Sangai Ethnic Park at Moirang Khunou, Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre and Hafta Kangjeibung, Ibudhou Marjing at Heingang, Mapal Kangjeibung and Kangla Polo Ground, Mao, Khuman Lampak, Manipur State Film Development Society, Behiang and Khuga at Churachandpur, Makhel, Food Park at Nilakuthi, Koirengei and City Convention Centre, he added.

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He informed that the government is planning to open Kangkhui Cave before the festival.

Many Ambassadors and foreign diplomats had given confirmation for visiting the state to witness the festival, he said and appealed to the people of Manipur to extend welcoming attitude and hospitality to visiting tourists. This will make a good impression for the state, he added.

He also appealed not to dump garbage at the roadside and put them in proper places for collection by concerned authorities.

The chief minister urged the public to refrain from bandh and blockades which will give hardship to all people and create a bad image of the state.

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The festival will witness various events including fashion show, Sangai run, tourism pavilion, flower show, indigenous cultural programmes, handloom and handicrafts, Arambai show, Mukna, Yubi Lakpi, International Polo Tournament, CM’s Sagol Kangjei Championship, Film screening and Mixed Martial Arts among others.

Chairman, Tourism Corporation of Manipur Limited, Karam Shyam, additional chief Sscretary V. Vumlunmang, commissioner (Tourism) P.K. Jha and director (Tourism) W. Ibohal also attended the programme among others.

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