|Defence Minister to inaugurate Sangai fest|
IMPHAL, Nov 20 - Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will inaugurate the Sangai Festival at Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal tomorrow. The festival, which is aimed at promoting Manipur as a tourism destination, will continue for 10 days.
Addressing a press conference here today, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed that elaborate arrangements have been made to make the festival success. “The programmes will be held in three places, including Imphal, Mao and Keibul Lamjao. This year, we are expecting more foreign tourists as a 100-member team from Myanmar has confirmed its participation in various events. The Chief Minister also appealed to the people of the State to extend their help. “We have received feedback from several groups of foreign countries to take part in cultural events that is also an encouraging sign for the State as far as tourism is concerned,” he added