Barak Spring Festival kicks off
The Barak Spring Festival, tagged as ‘the biggest river carnival of Manipur,’ was inaugurated by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Monday at Senapati.
Biren Singh officially opened the two-day long festival by lighting holy fire at the Senapati Mini Stadium ground, the venue of the event.
Upon his arrival at the venue, the Chief Minister was presented with traditional clothes of five main Naga tribes of Senapati and also different varieties of vegetables and fruits.
Folk songs and dances were presented by troupes from the five Naga tribes at the opening function of the celebration.
Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs and top civil and police officials were present on the occasion.
The spring festival will showcase the rich traditions and culture of the different tribes nurtured by the Barak. Some of the highlights of the festival are comedy shows, Barak Melody, Talent Hunt concerned with ecological and environment, trekking and various contests.
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