Cherry blossom and flower festival begins at Mao
Imphal, Nov. 22 (EMN): With the theme ‘Exploring Nature’s Wonder,’ a three-day Manipur cherry blossom and flower festival began on Thursday at the Mao Gate, 110 km north of Imphal under Senapati district.
The festival is being held as part of ten days Manipur Sangai Festival which is underway at Imphal.
Inaugurating the event, minister for Works and Power Th Biswajit stated that the present government is the peoples’ government. “The understanding we see among the people today is all because of the efforts of the government and the people,” he said.
Addressing the formal inaugural function, Biswajit who also holds Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Industry portfolios
“There will be misunderstandings and disappointments; however, the present government firmly believes that instead of fighting, if we can discuss and talk over it, we could bring better things for the society,” he said, while reiterating that the cherry blossom festival is now a part of the Sangai Festival.
The minister said “during this festival we will showcase the scenic beauty, landscapes of our state and the diverse culture and traditions of our people. It is the time to explore our resources and exhibit it at the international level.”
The Sangai deer, he said, is found only in Manipur and it is time to exhibit and show the unique deer to the outside world. The three-day festival will witness camping, local food stalls, flower and vegetable stalls, cherry tree lightings, competition, exhibition and other indigenous activities.