NO CHANGE IN DECISION TO HAVE KEIBUL LAMJAO AS ONE OF SANGAI FESTIVAL VENUES: SPOKESPERSON THONGAM BISWAJIT

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Imphal, October 29, 2017 (DIPR): State government spokesperson Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh, today, asserted that the Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 will be held at three venues including at Hatta Kangjeibung, Lamboi Khongnangkhong and Keibul Lamjao.

The government spokesperson, who is also the Works Minister, inspected road conditions in Thanga and Moirang areas ahead of next month’s Sangai Festival.

He also met members and representative of the JAC formed against the reported shifting of opening ceremony of Sangai Festival from Keibul Lamjao. He assured the JAC members that there is no question of shifting the venue from Keibul Lamjao.

Minister Biswajit said that Keibul Lamjao is a historical place and is of utmost importance to the State. Keibul Lamjao will be a venue of the Sangai Festival and 25 stalls including food stalls will be set up there, he said before adding that the stalls will be increased if the need arise.

However, the inaugural function will be held at Hatta Kangjeibung, he said citing the convenience in preparing the inaugural function in Imphal as the function will be attended by several state guests including the President of India.

Stating that Keibul Lamjao venue will hosts State events till the end of the festival, the Minister also invited the locals and the JAC to share suggestions and ideas if there is any to add to the programs to be held at Keibul Lamjao.

The Minister, who was accompanied by Moirang MLA Shri P Sarat, Thanga MLA Shri T Robindro, Chief Engineers Works Shri Kh Temba, visited and inspected Moirang-Sendra Road, approach road to Takmu Water Front Resort, and roads in Thanga Tongbram Leikai.

Briefing media persons at Keibul Lamjao after the inspection, Minister Biswajit said that repairing of roads and mending of potholes will be completed ahead of the festival. Preparation of programs for road repairing is already complete and the government is sure of meeting its commitment to complete all repairing of roads at the earliest if the weather permits, he continued.

He said that today’s inspection was part of the BJP led government’s commitment to bring development and improve road connectivity in the entire State including the rural areas. (DIPR)

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