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Curtain raises for Sangai Festival: Sangai Run at three locations flag off simultaneously

IT News
Imphal, Nov 21,

Mass run at three locations under the banner ‘Sangai Run’ mark the beginning of the auspicious Sangai Festival creating festive atmosphere in the state both at Imphal, Keibul Lamjao and Mao. The festival this time is historic as it is being celebrated at both hill and valley and is being attended by all the ethnic communities of the state, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had stated yesterday and his remark turn out to be true seeing today’s participation.
Here in Imphal the Sangai Run was flagged off by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh flagged from Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal East District at 8 am today. The run was organised by Oorep Sports under the aegis of the State Tourism Department as part of Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018.

The 10-km run began from Khuman Lampak and passed through Dinku road, North AOC, Nityaipat Chuthek, Palace Compound, Checkon road, Minuthong and culminated at Khuman Lampak again. 860 runners including 160 women took part in the run.
 Sangai run at Sendra was flagged of by IPR Minister Bishwajit from Sendra.
At Mao Education Minister Th. Radheshyam and Losii Dikho , who got elected from Mao Assembly constituency flagged off the Sangai run. Cherry Blossom festival will also be a part of Sangai festival this year.
At Keibul Lamjao Forest and Environment Minister Th. Shyamkumar officially open the Sangai Festival. Speaking during the official opening of the Sangai, Minister Shyamkumar stressed on the need to organise a part of the festival at Keibul Lamjao as the festival is being celebrated taking the name of the rare Sangai (Brow Antlered Deer) which is only available in the floating bush of Keibul Lamjao.
Around 70 stalls have also been open besides arrangement of cultural programme at keibul Lamjao to attract visitors.

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