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Shumang Lila Ningtham Kumei, 2014 kicks off


Imphhal, January, 30: The 11th Shumang Leela Ningtham Kumei,  participated by 13 Shumang Leela groups,  kicked off today at Iboyaima Shumang Lila Shanglen, palace compound.

The inaugural function of the festival organised by the Manipur state Shumang Lila council was graced by K Ranjit, MLA Sugnu as Chief Guest  while Manaotomba Singh, social worker as president.

Addressing the Gathering, MLA K. Ranjit said that Shumang is that kind of media conveying message to both the literate and illiterate. People highly regards the artistes of the state, and Government too, acknowledging the contribution of the artistes,  has decided to provide suitable jobs to those artistes of the state bringing laurels.  

Shumang Lila play ‘Tampha Yai’ of Peace Maker Artiste was staged as the opening play of the festival which concludes on 5th January.  A post show talk was also held to assess the quality and message of the play.

On January 31, Poklen Pokpa Artists’ Association will stage ‘Film Star Thoibi’ which will be followed by Sangai Artists’ Association’s ‘Neirehe’.

On February 1, Chumthang Artists’ Association will stage ‘Gallantry Award’ and Iramdam Manipur Artists’ Association will stage ‘Sanagee Nga’. Arts and Culture Centre Lamjao and Imphal Jatra Association will stage their plays ‘Phone Paiyu Nongdamba’ and ‘Anishuba Daakpham’ respectively on February 2. Lamjingba Artists’ Association and North Imphal Manipur Jatra Mandal will stage their plays ‘Keidoungei Nokkani’ and ‘Basantagee Mapao’ respectively on February 3.

On February 4, Shumang Leeal lovers can savour Sanaleipak Nachom Artists’ Association’s ‘Shelgee Taibang’ and Time Star Artists’ Union’s  ‘Angangba Kundo”. On the last day, viewers would see Naharol Khongthang Artists’ Association’s ‘Khongfamsidi Honglaroi’ and Tomthin Artists’ Association’s ‘Lambigee Thabal’.



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