Imphal: A world class tourist spot is being developed in Manipur, according to Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh. “Efforts to develop Ibudhou Marjing Complex at Heingang in north Imphal into a world class tourist spot will continue even after the Manipur Sangai Festival”, said N. Biren Singh today and highlighted that there are much more to be developed including expansion of the field, ground leveling.
Speaking during today’s evening function of Manipur Sangai Festival, 2022 at Ibudhou Marjing, Heingang, the Chief Minister observed with the grace of Ibudhou Marjing, we are today able to organize a horse riding and demonstration of Arambai.
“We have also constructed permanent structures and traditional huts at Sangai Ethnic Park, Moirang Khunou and these huts will be further developed by including kitchens or bathrooms to utilize them as home-stays for tourists,” N. Biren also said.
The Chief Minister then highlighted various measures taken up for the preservation of the indigenous pony and said around 14-15 acres have already been developed as grazing ground on the other side of the hill on the Pangei side and at the same time another 30 acres have been allocated at Lamphelpat for preservation works of the pony.
“With support and cooperation of the people, we are successfully running the Manipur Sangai Festival,” the Chief Minister added.
The theme of this year’s edition of the Manipur Sangai Festival is ‘Festival of Oneness,’ N. Biren Singh said.
The Chief Minister then lauded and appreciated the officials, security personnel involved in the smooth organizing of the festival and said new initiatives regarding security have also been introduced including the Mounted Police (Sagol Police), Tourist Police, who are there to guide the tourists. “At the same time, considering the safety of the women, we have placed around 100 women police commandos at various venues,” he added.