IMPHAL, October 27: The Governor of Manipur, Gurbachan Jagat has greeted the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakkouba.
In his message, the Governor stated that Ningol Chakkouba is a unique social festival of the Meiteis and it is observed on the second day of the new moon of the Manipuri month of “Hiyangei”. It rejuvenates family ties and strengthens the bond of love and affection mainly between married women and brothers, which ultimately helps in preserving and promoting unity and integrity in the society.
Ningol Chakkouba is a very happy and significant occasion on which the married women come to their parental houses along with their children and enjoy sumptuous feasts and receive “Dhakshina” after the feast as a token of love and affection. The festival will be celebrated in its true spirit with the involvement of different communities in Manipur, he added.
Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has also greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba.
In his message, the Chief Minister stated that the festival of Ningol Chakkouba reinforces the fraternal and protective bond that exists between brothers and sisters and parents and daughters since time immemorial. Though the festival is originally observed by the Meitei community, the celebration now extends to other communities and tribes in Manipur thereby promoting unity and emotional integration in the state, he added.