Manipur governor La Ganesan, Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Ministers Awangbow Newmai and Nemcha Kipgen extended greetings to the people of Manipur, especially the Naga community on the joyous occasion of Lui-Ngai-Ni Festival.
Governor La Ganesan in his message said, “Lui-Ngai-Ni is a composite festival of all the Nagas of Manipur celebrated every year on the February 15 for a bountiful and bumper harvest. Blessings of the almighty are sought on the occasion. This festival has also come to be recognised as a Tourist Festival, occupying a unique position not only among the Nagas but also among the communities towards the goal of peace, harmony and humanism, irrespective of caste or religion. I am confident that the festival will be celebrated in its true spirit and all will join in the festivities in a spirit of oneness.”
The chief minister in his message said that, “The festival is an opportunity for experiencing other cultures and appreciating diversity. I tell all our people therefore, irrespective of religion, faith and community, to partake and spread joy and caring. I'm hopeful it will enable us to understand our roots better.”
Water Resources and Disaster Management Minister Awangbow Newmai in his message said, “May this festival of harvest also form a platform to harness peace, harmony and prosperity among the diverse ethnic communities of the state.”
Minister for Textiles, Commerce and Industry and Cooperation Nemchga Kipgen in her message said, “May this festival be a harbinger of peace, oneness and love among all the people of our state irrespective of caste, creed and religion.”
Meanwhile, the Manipur People’s Party (MPP) also conveyed greetings and well wishes to the people of the state especially the Nagas on the occasion of the Lui-Ngai-Ni which falls on Wednesday.
A release by MPP extended well wishes for Lui-Ngai-Ni which is the seed-sowing festival of the Nagas in Manipur, to bring peace and prosperity to all the people in the state.