Manipur Governor Anusuiya Ukey on Tuesday extended heartiest greetings to the people of Manipur, especially to the Ningols on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakouba festival, 2023.
The governor, in her greetings, said Ningol Chakouba rejuvenates family ties and strengthens the bonds of love and affection between brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters and fathers and daughters, helping in promotion of unity and integrity in the society. "It is a very happy and significant occasion on which the married women come to their parental houses along with their children and enjoy sumptuous feast and receive Dakshina or gifts as a token of love and affection," Uikey stated.
She expressed hope that the festival will be celebrated in its true spirit with the involvement of different communities in the state to bring peace, prosperity and peaceful co-existence amongst all.
Greeting people of the state especially the womenfolk on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakouba which falls on November 15 this year, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh asserted that it is now time for us to restore old ties and strengthen bonds.
‘Ningol Chakouba celebrates the unbreakable bond of love between brothers and sisters. It promotes the feeling of harmonious social life by indulging in sharing of gifts and blessings’, the Chief Minister said in his message.
He asserted that Manipur is blessed with God-gifted natural beauty, adding that it is a melting pot of multiple communities who today reside together.
He lamented that however, the past few months have been tumultuous for all of the people with a few vested interested groups attempting to destroy the fabric of social cohesion of our communities.
The chief minister wished that the festival motivate the people to strive for togetherness and called upon everyone to reaffirm to rekindle the flame of unity and oneness amongst the different communities and to live as one.