Imphal: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Tuesday greeted the people on the occasion of Yaoshang (Holi) and wished that the festival brings all shades of happiness in the lives of each one of us.
“Yaoshang is one of our biggest festivals. Celebrated for five days in spring starting from the full moon day of the lunar month of Lamta, it’s celebrated with joy and affection through colour, Holika and Thabal Chongba. For many decades now sports events mark the five-day long festival marking a shift in generational thought,” Biren said in a statement.
Health and IPR Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh also extended warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Holi.
.In his message, Dr Ranajm said, “Holi, which is celebrated on the full moon of March, “has a cultural significance among various Hindu traditions of the Indian subcontinent. It is a day to end conflicts by meeting others, a day to forget and forgive.”
” Holi also marks the start of spring, an occasion for people to enjoy the change of season and make new friends”, Dr Sapam added.
He also hoped that the festival would “bring happiness, prosperity, peace, brotherhood, and unity amongst the communities of the state”.