President’s greetings on sajibu cheiraoba

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New Delhi April 3 (MIC): The President of India Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil has extended the greetings to all the Manipuri communities on the occasion of Sajibu Cheiraoba Festival being celebrated tomorrow.
In her message released from Rashtrapati Bhavan here today on the occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chetti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba which shall be celebrated tomorrow, Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil said: “On the joyous occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chetti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.
May these festivals bring prosperity, peace and happiness and also promote a spirit of oneness and harmony”.
Cheiraoba marks the New Year of Manipuri communities. It is celebrated on the first day of the Manipuri month Sajibu which falls in the month of March or April.It is also a sacred and socio-religious festival of Manipuri people. Family feasting and pilgrimage up the Cheiraoching hill marked the occasion.
On every Cheiraoba, a new Cheithaba is selected. The Cheithaba is the one who records the major events in the Cheitharol Kumbaba (Royal Chronicle). The uninterrupted line of Cheithaba since the reign of the 15th century king Kyamba are found recorded in the Cheitharol Kumbaba.
 

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