Imphal: Manipur Police has geared up taking precautionary measures ahead of the Manipur Sangai Festival, a ten days tourism festival that would begin on November 21.
As a preventive measures taken up by Imphal West District Police, teams of commando conducted house to house search operation and verification of Bailouts and rented houses from 6.35 am to 7.55 am at Changangai Uchekon area.
During the operation around 78 houses (including rented) and 115 individuals including two bailouts of different UG groups were verified properly. No one was pick up for further verification, a police report said.
The 2022 cultural extravaganza, the Manipur Sangai Festival, also called the ‘Festival of Oneness’ will feature 34 traditional indigenous huts, fashion shows showcasing rich Manipur weaves, Sangai Run, tourism pavilions, flower shows, indigenous cultural programmes, night tourism, handloom and handicrafts, Tug-of-War, Arambai Show, Mukna competition, Yubi Lakpi, Sagol Lamjei (Horse Race), Men’s International Polo Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung, CM’s Sagol Kangjei Tournament at Kangla, film screenings, MMA among many other events.
Dubbed after the state animal the brow-antlered deer or Sangai deer, the festival celebrates the uniqueness of its only home – Manipur. The festival also is an attempt to spread awareness about this rare endangered deer endemic to Manipur.