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Manipur’s Sanghi festival opens tomorrow

The ten-day ‘Sangai Festival’, the largest tourism festival of Manipur showcasing its cultural heritage, eco-adventure activities, local food and handicraft will begin here from Thursday. The highlights of the festival will be performances by cultural troupe from Thailand and Myanmar, the largest exhibition of handloom and handicrafts, local sports and cuisines of Manipur and the 7th Manipur Polo International 2013 cup at Hapta Kangjeibung.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the festival where foreign delegates, Union ministers and VIPs and representatives from NGOs would be present, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

Inspector general of police (Law and Order) L Kailun told reporters that police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in front of important government buildings and Hapta Kangjeibung here, where the main function of the festival would be celebrated.The forces were patrolling various parts of the state capital complex to detect movement of militants in view of the recent bomb explosions here by the ultras, he said.

Read the full report here, Times of India


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