Imphal: Caretaker Chief Minister N. Biren Singh extended his warm greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Yaoshang (Holi).
In his message, he said, “Yaoshang is one of the biggest festivals of the Meitei community. It is celebrated with much enthusiasm and great joy by everyone irrespective of age and gender. Although playing with colours, Thabal Chongba and cultural performances are important ingredients of Yaoshang, a trend of channeling the festive energy towards sporting events to spot out talents at the grassroots has been witnessed over the years”.
He added, “One of the special features of Yaoshang is the organizing of grand feasts in local communities, where women of the locality gather and interact. As such, the festival also provides a space for sharing of joy and happiness among residents”.
N. Biren Singh further says that he joins the people of Manipur in the celebration of this colourful festival and wishes that this festival of colours may bring joy and happiness to all.