Newmai News Network
Imphal, Nov 29: Preparations are in full swing at the famed Piulong tourist spot near Tamei in Tamenglong district for the four-day mega event christened as “Piulong Pre-Christmas Celebration” which will be held from December 4 to 8. Hiking/trekking, ‘scenic camping’ by the bank of the river at night, with a thrilling moment of social gathering and ‘movie nite’, bonfires and concerts are some of the main attractions of the four-day event.
According to the organizing committee, the programme is being organized “under the aegis” of Awangbow Newmai, Minister for Water Resources and Relief & Disaster Management, Government of Manipur, in collaboration with Piulong Village Authority, Liangmai Naga Council (LNC), Liangmai Naga Katimai Ruangdi (LNKR), Liangmai Pui Naga Ruangdi (LPNR) and Save the River Foundation. “It is organized with the hope of promoting the idea of tourism and providing a platform to various local artists as we unveil our rich culture, talent and tradition to the rest of the world,” the organizing committee said.
The committee then said that, through this mega event, “we aspire to nourish the pristine nature of Piulong meadow in the land of honey and milk that portrays and speaks the rich Liangmai heritage by discovering unique and distinct spot as a part of hiking and trekking in the four-day event”.
According to the celebration committee, it will be “truly a challenging occasion that signifies and uphold the God’s beautiful creation of Piulong and its areas with an undeniable fact that the folklore and tale of our ancestors thus truly exists”.
In this event, a moment will be created for those nature lovers to spend time with families, relatives and dear ones, it also said. Varieties of local cuisines will be served and one can really find time to feel and “embrace the snowy falls before the dawn with birds chirping over the valleys and mountains”.
In this Piulong pre-Christmas event, various guest artistes and bands from different districts of Manipur will perform. GMP the Band, Thangmeiso Shinglai, Leander Kamson, Alamle Heraang, Bamile Pame, Yung Yung, Atingmei Gangmei, Namdisin Kamei followed by upcoming local artistes and UBC Tamenglong choir is all set to rock the stage. “Therefore, everyone is cordially invited and welcome to witness, choose and spend their own time in the form of music, camping, foods, hiking, sight-seeing and boating etc.,” it added.
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