State Level Mera Houchongba to begin today
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 11: State level Mera Houchongba will be observed from October 12-13 at Kangla, said the organising committee today urging people to participate in the event.
Speaking to media persons at Kangla Utra Shanglen, Mera Houchongba Thousillup, Sana Konung convenor Longjam Ratankumar said that the State Government with the State Level Organizing Committee on Mera Houchongba have been organising the celebration at State level since 2017.
As part of the event, Titular King Leishemba Sanjaoba will receive leaders of different communities and members of cultural troupes on October 12 at Sana Konung, he said.
A procession will be carried out from Sana Konung to Kangla on October 13. Series of cultural events and rituals including Kangla Men Tongba, Yenkhong Tamba and Ching Tam Pot Laanaba etc will follow, he added.
The Mera Houchongba celebration aims at fostering peace and bonds between different communities of the State, Ratankumar said stating that promoting such cultural heritage and rituals will also safeguard the identity of indigenous people.
Art and Culture Joint Director L Keshorjit, who was present at the press meet, said that no entry fee will be taken from people visiting Kangla on October 13.