Churachandpur: Churachandpur has geared up for a spectacular show for the Sangai Festival in the district even as Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur Sharath Chandra Arroju has appealed all concerned to extend maximum cooperation for the grand success of the 3-day tourism gala event to be held for the first time in the district.
Addressing a press meet here Wednesday at his office chamber, Arroju, IAS said that the District Organising Committee of MSF Churachandpur is all set for the Sangai Festival and has been making all out efforts to make the festival a success with the active supervision of the MSF Organising Committee.
The Manipur Sangai Festival, Churachandpur will be held at the pristine border village Behiang and the picturesque Khuga resorts from the 24th – 26th November, 2022. The festival is set to witness cultural sublimation, musical extravaganza, ramp walk to promote local handloom & textiles, indigenous games, and savoury delicacies of all types and tastes, including local cuisines.
Sharath Arroju said that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh will grace the inaugural programme at Geljang Resort, Khuga on Nov. 24th at 10.30 AM. Later in the day, he will also grace the programme at Behiang Public Ground, Behiang.
The programme at Behiang will start from 1 PM onward with a cultural programme and a Sangai Musical night – where artistes and musical bands (both local and from outside) are to perform live – will be the major attraction. At Geljang, the programme will start from 10.30 AM and go on till 3 PM. The three-day event will culminate with the much anticipated ramp walk for eminent fashion designer Robert Naorem by former Miss Universe and actress Lara Dutta-Bhupathi in the evening of Nov. 26th at Lamka Public Ground. The programme at Lamka Public ground will be held from 3 PM-6 PM, the DC said.
Presentation of colourful cultural items by different communities of the State, live music concerts, display of local talents, showcasing of local handloom and handicraft products, savoury cuisines and other entertainment items like traditional fashion parade, ramp walk by celebrities will be the major highlights of the programme at all the venues.
Sharath Arroju further said that there will be no entry fee for visitors at all the venues so that all enthusiasts could enjoy and revel in the festivity. He added that preparations for the event have been on with various DLOs taking up different work assignments under the supervision of the district administration.
At the same time, the DC also appealed to all to extend maximum cooperation for the grand success of the festival and take part in it enthusiastically. He appealed to the shop owners and residents along the roads and venues to beautify and improve the aesthetics of the urban landscape in the town areas.
“I invite all to join in the three-day gala event. The programme highlights the communities’ amazing talent and diversity,” he said. He then appealed to all concerned to extend warmth and hospitality particularly to visitors during the festival.
Also he appealed to all concerned including CSOs, Village Authorities, students’ organisations, philanthropic organisations, etc to take it as an opportunity to showcase the tourism potential of the district to the rest of the world.