Imphal, Oct 20: Governor of Manipur Nazma Heptula, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Opposition leaders Okram Ibobi Singh today greets the people of the state on occasion of the Ningol Chakkouba Festival today.
In his message Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh stated Ningol Chakkouba , the biggest festival of Manipur is to celebrate the unbreakable bond of love between brothers and sisters . He said the festival reinforces the care and affection of the parents for their daughters binding and reviving family relations.
“Though the festival is originally observed by the Meitei community, the celebration now extends to other communities and tribes in Manipur thereby reinforceing unity amidst diversity in the state. The festival promotes the feeling of peaceful co-existence and harmonious social life by reaffirming our faith in the traditional values of love and protection”, N. Biren Singh stated in his massage.
“As I represent the womenfolk of the state, this festival is indeed special for me, It is a festival that binds and revives the family relations between married daughters/ sisters and the parental family”, Nemcha Kipgen stated and wished the festival to embodied the essence of love and herald an era of progress and prosperity in the region to promote unity, integrity and peaceful coexistence of all communities in the state.
Opposition leader, Okram Ibobi Singh also wishes the people on occasion of Ningol Chakkouba. The former chief minister expressing worried over the rise of the crime against women in the state wishes the people crime free state with the coming of this Ningol Chakkouba. He wish a prosperous Manipur with the coming of this festival.
CAF and PD Minister Karam Shyam, MLA Th. Lokeshware , MLA Kh. Joykishan MPCC President TN Haokip among others also greets the people on occasion of Ningol Chakkouba.