Manipur CM N Biren Singh extends greetings on ‘Imoinu Iratpa’ festival
First Published: 3rd January, 2023 17:11 IST
CM Biren Singh urged everyone to join hands and work harder to make Manipur self-reliant in food production
Reported by Donald Sairem
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today extended his best and warm wishes to the people of Manipur on the auspicious and joyous occasion of ‘Imoinu Iratpa’ festival.
Extending greetings for Imoinu Iratpa, CM Biren Singh urged everyone to join hands and work harder to make Manipur self-reliant in food production and also move ahead with development at a faster pace.
Imoinu Iratpa or Emoinu Iratpa is a festival celebrated primarily by the Meitei community in Manipur with traditional gaiety and religious fervour. The festival honours the goddess “Imoinu Ahongbi’ believed to be the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity.
The day is observed on the 12th day of the Meitei lunar month, Waakching (December or January according to the Gregorian calendar). This year the festival is being celebrated on January 3.
On this day, seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish are offered and lights are lit around the houses to evoke the blessings of Goddess Imoinu. Fish, especially the Sareng variety, is an important part of the offerings made to the Goddess.
This year, the state government has taken up initiatives to revive the production of Sareng and to increase the production of other fish species.
Ministers and political leaders from all parties of the state also extended their wishes to the people on the occasion.
Copy edited by Lipika Roy
TOPMOST STORY NOW
Live ‘Witch hunt against PM Modi’: Indian diaspora in London protests outside BBC headquarters30th January 2023
Live “It was shocker of a wicket, not suitable for T20”, admits India’s Hardik Pandya after six-wicket win over NZ30th January 2023
Live Trump kicks off first 2024 presidential campaign since declaring nomination for election run30th January 2023
Live US Police Dog Accused of Stealing Lunch30th January 2023
80 illegal immigrants arrested in Manipur
The District Administration of Tengnoupal led by Deputy Commissioner Ranjan Yumnam and Superintendent of Police B Golianmang arrested as many as 80 illegal refugees from Myanmar who had set up a new village inside Manipur.28th January 2023
Manipur Cabinet decides to review overlapping of villages in districts
The Cabinet also approved the creation of posts creation of legal officers in 7 departments including Home, PWD and PHED25th January 2023