MP of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Dr. RK Ranjan stressed on the significance of Ningol Chakouba Festival today.
Ningol Chakkouba – is the festival of reunion of Family members, Dr. Ranjan said while attending the celebration at Goakhal of Borobekra Sub Division of Jiribam District. Ningols (Married sisters) of Bishnupriya and Meetei attended the programme organised by Goakhal Farmers’ Club.
Speaking at the programme, MP Dr. RK Ranjan Singh said once the Maharaja’s of Manipur invited their Married Sisters and relatives for feast at their parental family but nowadays many communities also have started to celebrate it as it emphasis the importance of happiness and reunion of family. He added, the Ningols have brought many things which show the United strength of Manipur. He also sought the blessing of Ningol so that it will encourage and help to protect and also to keep the State intact.
Thereafter, the women who attended the celebration were served with lunch and gifts were presented. The celebration also acts as a platform for increasing mutual trust and confidence among the communities.
Local MLA Md, Ashab Uddin, Adhyakshya Jiribam K. Janaki Devi, Ex- Minister, Jiribam A. Biren singh, Mayanglambam Rajkumar singh, DC, Jiribam, M. Mubi Singh, SP, Jiribam District Police and L. Veerjeet Singh, BJP Protocol officer and Media Advisor to President graced the programme as dignitaries.
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