To make Ibudhou Marjing Complex in Imphal East a world class tourist spot, the Manipur government will put in every effort to renovate the complex and add more infrastructures after the end of Sangai Festival 2022, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Friday.
The chief minister was addressing the evening function conducted in connection with the ongoing Sangai Festival at Ibudhou Marjing complex, Heingang in Imphal East.
Biren said that to promote the Manipur Pony, the government has developed around 14-15 acres of land as a grazing field on the other hill side of Pangei, Imphal East while another 30 acres of land has been developed at Lamphelpat, Imphal East.
He said the 120 feet tall polo statue constructed on the Marjing hill will be completed soon as the government will put effort into its completion. He further said the shrine of Ibudhou Marjing will also be renovated with modern technologies.
The government is planning to make Ibudhou Marjing Complex a world class tourist spot, Biren said.
He further said that with the support from the public, the ongoing Sangai Festival has been smooth at various places under the theme “Festival of Oneness”.
For Moirang Khunou, the government is planning to construct toilet for each ethnic huts constructed at the Sangai festival site so that tourists could use the huts as home stay, Biren said.
The government is also planning to construct permanent stalls at Moirang Khunou where interested person could utilized under lease for their own benefit, he said.
Biren appreciated the government officials, security forces and others for smoothly organizing the festival.
For the safety of females who are visiting Sangai festival, the government has deputed more than 100 female commando personnel which are distributed at various Sangai festival sites, the CM said.
As a part of the function, Biren flagged off horse racing. An ethnic way of warfare used by the forefathers of Manipur, ‘throwing of Arambai’ was also demonstrated at the Marjing ground.