Ningol Chakkouba messages pour in from all sections
IMPHAL | Nov 8
On the arrival of Ningol Chakkouba festival which falls on November 9, government officials, political parties and CVOs have sent warm wishes and greeting to the people of Manipur and its communities.
Governor, Najma Heptulla wishing her heartiest greetings to the people, said in her message said that Ningol Chakkouba rejuvenates family ties and strengthen the bonds of love and affection between the 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 a sumptuous feast and receive ‘Dakshina’ of gifts as a token of love and affection, it said.
“Let us 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,” it added.
Chief minister, N. Biren said in his message, Ningol Chakkouba is celebrated on the 2nd day of Manipuri lunar month of Hiyangei, and it reinforces the fraternal and protective bond that exists between brothers and sisters, and parents and daughters since time immemorial. “The celebration of such festivals plays an important role in spreading the message of love and care for our Ningols by all in the society and also promote the feeling of peaceful coexistence and harmonious social life by reaffirming our faith in traditional value of love and protection,” it said.
Social welfare minister, Nemcha Kipgen relayed her message which said “Representing the Ningols of the State, this festival holds dear to me. Today, the celebration has extended to all the communities of Manipur thereby reinforcing the unity and diverse characters of the state.” May this festival heralds the era to lead our women towards the path of empowerment and face no forms of violence and atrocities, it said.
Works minister, Th. Biswajit Singh said in his message that celebrations of such festival play an important role in spreading the message of brotherhood and harmony in the society at large. “May the festival the true spirit of love, goodwill and compassion in our society,” it added.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee sent will wishes to the people of Manipur who are taking part in the festival. A release signed by president, T.N. Haokip expressed his prayers that let the festival usher in progress and development, love and unity amongst the people and let the people leave violence and bring peace to the society.
Former deputy chief minister, Gaikhangam who is also the MLA of Nungba assembly constituency said the festival which was being celebrated by the Meitei community for ages, now have become an activity to invite the sisters of different community of the hills by their brothers in the valley, and strengthen the relationship and bonds of love between them.
National spokesperson, BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha, K.S Khaie Leo sent warm greetings to all the sisters and mothers of Manipur. Let this festival on November 9 bring a strong bond of love and respect among brothers and sisters and may bring a peaceful and lovely Manipur, it added.
Other political parties such as Manipur People’s Party, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Manipur State Unit, and Manipur People’s Democratic Front have sent Ningol Chakkouba greetings while CVOs such as South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO), Indigenous People’s Association of Kangliepak (IPAK) Manipur, Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) and Patsoi Kendra Development Council also shared warm wishes to the people on the occasion.
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