Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh extends ‘Yaoshang’ greetings



Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, on Saturday, extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Yaoshang (Holi).

“Yaoshang, the festival of colours, is one of the biggest festivals of the Meitei community, and everyone, irrespective of age and gender, takes part in celebrating the festival with energy, excitement and cheerfulness, accompanied with religious songs and dance,” Singh said.

“The festival has also evolved into an occasion for promoting sports at the grassroots level and encourages fraternisation and social goodwill,” he added.

Singh appealed to citizens to follow COVID-19 protocols and informed them that the usual mode of celebrations such as ‘thabal chongba’ and ‘jatrawali’ are prohibited because of the ongoing pandemic.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)


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