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Manipur CM Biren, MPCC extend greetings on Ima Imoinu festival

In a message, CM Biren stated that Imoinu Iratpa is celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervor on the 12th day of the Manipur lunar calendar.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 13 Jan 2022, 6:35 pm

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday extended greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Ima Imoinu Iratpa festival, 2022.

In a message, CM Biren stated that Imoinu Iratpa is celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervor on the 12th day of the Manipur lunar calendar. Seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish are offered to Ima Imoinu, the goddess of wealth and prosperity on this day to seek blessings of peace and prosperity in the year ahead, he stated.

Extending well wishes for peace, happiness and prosperity with the approach of the Ima Imoinu Iratpa festival, he stated that he joined the people of Manipur in the celebration.

The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) also extended well wishes for the upcoming Imoinu celebration which is dedicated to worshipping the Imoinu goddess of Meitei Community.

A release by MPCC stated president of MPCC N Loken Singh extended greetings for the auspicious celebration, and prayed for an abundant, resourceful and peaceful Manipur with stronger fraternal bonds between the public.

It also extended greetings for the Zeliangrong community’s harvest festival of Gaan-Ngai. The Gang Ngai is a festival of celebration and showing appreciation to the gods for the season’s harvests, it added. Praying for development and communal harmony in the state, N Loken invites the public to join the celebration with love and equality. 

Meanwhile, the United Committee Manipur (UCM) extended greetings for Gaan-Ngai festival of the Kabui community and wished for communal peace and harmony in the state.

In a release, UCM stated that the annual festival, which is observed on the 13th day of Wakching season of the Manipur lunar calendar, is celebrated by every community in the state as a symbol of emotional integrity among the different communities.

Recalling the Kabui legends behind the festival, it added that Gaan-Ngai, which literally translated to ‘festival of fire’ in Kabui dialect, is celebrated in remembrance of the discovery of fire by humanity. Commending the Kabui community for upholding the indigenous cultures and religions, UCM assured that it will support and participate in the celebration of Gaan-Ngai festival. 

First published:13 Jan 2022, 6:35 pm

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