IMPHAL: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Works/IPR Minister Th. Biswajit and CAF&PD Minister Th. Satyabrata have extended their greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Mera Hou Chongba which falls on Saturday (October 31).
Extending his greetings, CM said the festival endeavours to promote brotherhood, peace and unity among indigenous communities living in the hill and valley of the State.
“It marks the solidarity among different ethnic groups in Manipur and symbolises our belief in the principle of pluralism and co-existence,” CM stated and extend his heartiest greetings and warm wishes to the people of Manipur.
Let us together reaffirm our unyielding commitment to maintain unity and harmony among our different communities, CM said.
Minister Biswajit said Mera-Houchongba is a festival in which people from both hills and valley participated with the sense of brotherhood and oneness. It is a festival which aims to unite the people of the state while promoting culture, traditions and sports, he said.
May this year’s celebration of the festival brings peace, prosperity and brotherhood in the State, the Minister greeted.
Minister Satyabrata extended his warm greetings and warm wishes to the people of Manipur stating that the festival is celebrated annually on the full-moon of Mera in the Manipur Lunar calendar to promote brotherhood, peace, solidarity and unity among various indigenous communities living in the State since time immemorial.
Mera Houchongba symbolizes that people of Manipur believe in the principle of pluralism and co-existence. May all the devils fade out and bring peace and prosperity to all with the coming of Mera Houchongba, the Minister said.
On this joyous occasion let us together reaffirm our commitment to strengthen the close bond and ties amongst the different communities living in the hill and valley in the state, the Minister wished.