Imphal: Stage has been set for a grand show of the Sangai Festival in Churachandpur which is slated to begin on Thursday in presence of chief minister N. Biren Singh, at Geljang Resort, Khuga.
The chief minister will join the celebration at border village Behiang after inauguration of the Churachandpur chapter.
The three-day event in the district will showcase the rich cultural flavour, blend of traditional and western music, food and cuisines, adventure sports, indigenous games, art works etc of the district.
At Geljang Resort, the first day will feature cultural performance by various communities including bamboo dance, Thang-Ta, football freestyle show by Muani Tangpua, performance on Hingminnasi Eikhoi and indigenous games, showcasing of a video on tourism potential of the district, magic show by Ozaka Joute, and musical performance by bands – Sound Factory (Drixian Empire) and other artistes. The programme will start from 10.30 am. Other activities will include boating, indigenous games such as pole climbing, water zorbing, live weaving, art and photo exhibitions.
At Behiang, the programme will be held at Southern Manipur Cultural Centre from 1.30 pm and the main highlights include cultural dances by various tribes of Manipur, solo guitar performance by Vawnchawi Vaiphei. The night programme will witness traditional fashion parade with special appearance by Miss Kut 2022, live music performance by Echoes of Mercy and galaxy of prominent artistes will belt out their hit numbers. Besides, there will be live screening of FIFA World Cup match.
Cultural performances by tribes of Churachandpur, and rock concert (Khuga Waves) by local artistes and bands, meet the stars programme featuring Soma Laishram, brand ambassador, MSF 2022, performance by folk singer Rosy Heisnam and K-Pop dance by Duality will be the main attractions at Geljang Resort, Khuga on Friday The programme will begin at 10.30 am.
On the next day, the programme will begin at Lamka Public ground at 4 pm. Bands such as Sound from the Hills, E-Rose, We Dance Academy, Pengpelep and other artistes will rock the stage. Fashion show by designer Robert Naorem with special appearance by Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta will be another main feature.
Deputy commissioner of Churachandpur Sharath Chandra Arroju, who is also the chairman of the District Organising Committee, MSF 2022 said that decks have been cleared for the spectacular show. He said that free transportation for revellers will be arranged for all venues. Besides, entry will be free at all the venues.
Sharath Arroju appealed all sections of the people of the district and others to join in the celebration of festival of oneness.