15 Ambassadors and High Commission from South East Asia have been invited for this year’s Manipur Sangai Festival which is slated to begin from 21 November, 2015.
Speaking at the press conference held at the Old Secretariat Hall, Babupara, O Nabakishore, Chief Secretary, Manipur said that the State Government have sent invitation to 15 Ambassadors and High Commission from South East Asia including the Ambassadors from our neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Embassy of Japan has shown keen interest to be a part of the Manipur Sangai Festival.
O Nabakishore also said that this time there will be 2 flights of Golden Myanmar, of around 80 passenger seats capacity, from the starting of Sangai Festival which is from 21 November.
There will also be up and down flight from Mandalay to Imphal and Imphal to Mandalay on 22 November and the management of this flight is taken by KB Enterprises.
KB Enterprises has earned the support from Manipur Government for their hard work to reach at this stage where they are right now, he added.
As a new edition to the festival, the management are giving main emphasis only to the ethnic product namely handloom and handicraft, bamboo products, etc of Manipur. There will be cultural event at the Hapta ground apart from the event shown at the BOAT.
Traditions and cultures of different tribes of Manipur, huts, foods, etc will also be shown during the festival.
Thailand, showing their keen interest has sought for 25 stalls and 5 stalls from Myanmar.
For the people looking for stalls for the Sangai Festival, an Online Registration service has been provided where they can apply for stalls.
Asian Theater Artists and some International Theater Artists including Theater Artists of Manipur will be seen performing, he added.
O Nabakishore further said that like every year, Sangai Festival will kick off from 21 November to 30 November. The preparation and maintenance of roads has already begun. Completion of Sanjenthong Bridge is almost finished and will try to open to the public even if it has to be during the Sangai Festival, he added.
The State Government of Manipur are expecting the Sangai Festival a grand success and sought for support from the public, he added.