Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Imphal wears festive look for Ningol Chakkouba

By Sobhapati Samom
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • koo
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • koo
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • koo

IMPHAL, Nov 14 � Imphal wears a festive look on the eve of the Ningol Chakkouba, the greatest annual festival of Manipur which is scheduled to be celebrated across the State tomorrow.

Almost all the streets in the State capital were found congested throughouht the day as buyers throng the Khwairamband Keithel, the main market in Imphal town, for last-minute shopping.

The historic Nupi Keithel (a women�s market) were flooded with fresh vegetables, fruits and other essential items.The law-enforcing agencies, particularly the police, have been busy in monitoring the situation. Many handloom and handicraft bodies are also organising handloom fairs at various locations here to attract buyers.

Meanwhile, the State Fisheries Department, with an estimated target production of more than 60,000 kg of fish, organised a fish fair at the Hapta Kangjeibung here in connection with the festival.

Manipur State Assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar and Fisheries Minister Md Abdul Nasir led MLAs Bira (Congress), L Ibomcha (NCP), RK Imo (MSCP) and officials of the Fisheries department in formally opening the fair in which exotic fish varieties including Rohu, Katla and Mirgal varieties, each weighing more than 3 kg, were put on sale for above Rs 200 per kg and those weighing less than 3 kg sold at Rs 190 per kg. Indigenous fish such as pengba and ngaton were also available at Rs 550 and Rs 400-600 respectively.

People were compelled to stand for 30 minutes for buying one kilogram of ngaton during the fair. Unlike the previous year, the State fish, pengba, which had disappeared from the wild and which is reared only in ponds these days, could not attract visitors.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and others, in separate statements, have greeted the people of Manipur on the occasion of the Ningol Chakkouba festival. Social Welfare Minister Ak Mirabai, chairman of the Hill Areas Committee and vice president of Manipur People�s Party and MLA Dr Chaltonlien Amo, CPI, Manipur State Council and other bodies have also extended greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba. The proscribed Revolutionary People�s Front (RPF) also greeted the people of Manipur on the occasion. RPF�s publicity secretary T Leisemba issued a statement in this regard today.

Next Story