Manipuri new year day celebrated
`Sajibum nongma panba cheiraoba`, the new year day of Manipuris particularly majority Meitei community, was celebrated with pomp throughout the state.
Imphal: `Sajibum nongma panba cheiraoba`, the new year day of Manipuris particularly majority Meitei community, was on Monday celebrated with pomp throughout the state.
Official reports said people organised special feast and lunch at their respective houses and prayed to god to bless them on the occasion of the new year day.
They also offered special food and other items at the gate of their houses to god to bring goodness to their houses, reports from all districts said.
Official sources said the state government had already declared holiday today to enable the people to celebrate the new year day of Manipuris.
Reports from districts said people after having special lunch and feast at the respective homes would climb the nearby hillocks as a part of tradition and custom for which the government made elaborate security arrangements to prevent any untoward incidents in the militancy-affected state.
Governor VK Duggal and Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh also wished the people a `happy sajibu nongma panba cheiraoba`.