Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Governor La. Ganesan on Saturday extended warm greetings to the people of the state and its diaspora on the occasion of Ningol Chakouba festival.

Taking to his Twitter handle, CM Biren Singh said, “Greetings to everyone in Manipur and the Manipuri diaspora all over the world on this auspicious occasion Ningol Chakouba, a festival that symbolises the love and bond between brothers and sisters, and the family.”

May this festival bring peace, harmony and happiness in our lives, Singh added.

Governor La. Ganesan also greeted to the people in the state.

“Greetings to the true spirit of Ningol Chakouba festival. Let it rejuvenate and strengthen the bond of love. Rejoicing the shared tradition with different communities further promotes integrity in the society and bringing more colours,” tweeted the Governor.

Earlier, CM Biren Singh had hosted a traditional feast, the first of its kind, for the Ningols of Manipur under the theme Ching-Tam Ningol Chakouba which womenfolk from 34 ethnic communities of the state attended.

Each year, Ningol Chakouba is celebrated on the second lunar day of Hiyangei, which usually falls in the month of October or November of the Manipuri calendar. This year, the festival falls on November 6.

On this auspicious day, married sisters and daughters are invited to their maternal homes and hosted a grand feast. It is also a day of strengthening the bond and love between brother and sister and their families.

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