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Sangai Festival 2022 ends today; Tourism prospects of Manipur highlighted during 10 days Sangai festival

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov 30:

The 11th Edition of the Manipur Sangai Tourism Festival ends today. The festival which is being organized to boost tourism sectors and to attract tourists from outside the state breaks records with visitor numbers crossing over lakhs in number. Over 500 foreign tourists have visited to witness Manipur’s largest tourism festival which has been organized at 14 different locations of the state.
Visitors at the main venue of the festival at Moirang Khunou in Bishnupur district, the Sangai Ethnic park record over 10 lakhs , says a source from the officials. Traffic along the Tiddim road (Imphal to Moirang) was at its peak almost every day during the Sangai festival.
People from both the state and from outside the state also left no stone unturned even by visiting the Behiang location in Churachandpur district, Mao in the Senapati district, and others including Marjing in the Imphal East district. Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal West which is a major location of the Sangai Festival event was packed with thousands of visitors every day in the 10 days.
The closing function is being held at Bheigyachandra Open Air Theater today evening. Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Kendu, has already arrived in the state to join the closing function. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju is also all set to land here in the state to witness the historic tourism festival of the state. As tweeted by the PIB, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a speech at the closing function at around 5.15 pm through video conferencing. Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, Union MoS Dr. RK Ranjan and other cabinet Ministers, MLAs and top government officials will be attending the closing function.
An interesting event organized in connection with the Sangai Tourism festival was the 14th Manipur Polo International which ended yesterday. All together 5 polo teams including one each from United Kingdom and the United States of America had taken part.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his best wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Sangai Festival 2022 and for the development of the State.
Stating the similarities of Madhya Pradesh and the State of Manipur in many forms, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan continued that many students of Manipur are pursuing their education at his State and gave his assurance to not worry about them. He added that his government would take good care of the students. He further spoke on the beauty of Manipur, its weather, cuisines and the sports talent of the people.

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