Manipur town hosts first Mango Festival

Last Updated: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 12:00 hrs

The first-ever state level Mango festival was recently organized in Manipur's Kakching town to give an opportunity to farmers to showcase their produce.

There were around 17 stalls in the two-day event organized by the Fidelity Horticulture cum Sugarcane Growers' Cooperative Society.

The top mango producer was awarded a cash prize of Rs.5000.

The inaugural function of the festival on June 21 was attended by Manipur's Education Minister M Okendra as the chief guest, while MLA M Kunjo was the president.

MLA Y Surchandra and Vice Chairperson of Kakching Municipal Council were the guests of honour.

A torch rally was taken from Kakching Irabot Park till Kakching Laipham Loknung via Kakching Bazar before the festival was declared open.

Range Officer of Kakching Forest Range, N Munal Meitei led the torch rally.

In all, 17 stalls were set up during the Mango festival.

The valedictory function of the festival was graced by various Manipuri artists and a Mango musical night was also arranged. (ANI)

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