Manipur Governor La Ganesan, Chief Minister N Biren Singh and other ministers in the state have extended greetings to the people of Manipur, especially the ‘Ningols’ (womenfolk), on the occasion of Ningol Chakouba Festival 2022.
In his message, La Ganesan stated that ‘Ningol Chakouba’ rejuvenates family ties and strengthens the bonds of love and affection between brothers and sisters, parents and daughters, helping in promotion of unity and integrity in society.
It is a happy and significant occasion on which married women come to their parental houses along with their children and enjoy a sumptuous feast and receive ‘Dakshina’ (gifts) as a token of love and affection, he added.
Ganesan called upon the people to celebrate the festival in its true spirit with the involvement of different communities in the state to bring peace, prosperity and peaceful coexistence among all.
Biren also conveyed his greetings and wishes to the people of Manipur on the joyous occasion of Ningol Chakkouba festival, saying Ningol Chakkouba is one of the biggest festivals of Manipur celebrated in the Manipuri lunar month of Hiyangei.
“Although the festival was originally observed by the Meitei community, it is now celebrated by other communities as well. Outside the state, our diaspora lead the celebration,” he mentioned. The festival also promotes the feeling of peaceful co-existence and harmonious living by reaffirming our faith in the traditional values of love and protection, he further stated.
He urged the people to imbibe the ideals of the festival to foster the spirit of amity, harmony and goodwill.
Power Minister Th Biswajit conveyed his greetings to the ‘ningols’ of the state on the occasion, stating that Ningol Chakouba is a special day for the ‘ningols’ as on this auspicious day married women are invited by their brothers and parents to a feast and given ‘dakshina’. The day further strengthens the bond of love and affection among the members of the family, which ultimately helps in promoting unity and integrity in society, he added.
Textile Minister Nemcha Kipgen extended warm wishes to the people of the state on the occasion and stated that Ningol Chakouba bears a symbolic meaning of love between brothers and sisters and signifies the love between families as well. “May this festival continue to bind all the people of the state as one close knit family coupled with a spirit of love and oneness,” she added.
Water Resources Minister Awangbow Neimai conveyed his greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion, stating that Ningol Chakouba is celebrated in the theme of strengthening the bond of love and affections among the brothers and sister, daughters and parents of the family. He extended greetings to all the ningols of the state on the special occasion, conveying well wishes for the year’s celebration to bring happiness, peace, harmony, love and awareness of unity to all.
“Ningol Chakouba is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals of Manipur, marking the strengthened bond of love and respect between brother and sisters as well as the parental families,” stated health and family welfare minister Sapam Ranjan Singh in his message. He conveyed well wishes for the year’s Ningol Chakouba to bring happiness, prosperity, peace, brotherhood and unity amongst the different communities in the state.
Education Minister Th Basanta Kumar Singh also extended greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion and stated that the basic essence of Ningol Chakouba is tightening the bond of love between married ladies and their parental families. He invited the people to make the celebration more meaningful by celebrating it in its true sense with the theme of integrity and peaceful coexistence.