Dated Tahamzam – 12th March, 2013
The Organising Committee, Lui-Ngai-Ni, 2013 conducted its final meeting in the presence of the President, United Naga Council(UNC) and his colleagues at Ningthoupham, Senapati on the 10th of March 2013. All records pertaining to the celebration of Lui-Ngai-Ni 2013 were handed over to the custody of the UNC during the meeting which also discussed on possible innovations in organizing of the festival in the next year.
The meeting acknowledged and recorded the solidarity and generous support extended by individuals of the Naga public, business houses and well wishers towards the organizing of Naga Seed Sowing festival at Chamdil(Chandel) on the 16th of February, 2013. Although Lui-Ngai-Ni has been listed as one of the Tourist Festivals of India, this year, as also in the year 2011, it was organised without any involvement of the Government of Manipur on account of the severance of ties with the Government of Manipur as per the declaration of the Naga People’s Convention of 1st July, 2010. The celebration of the Naga Seed Sowing Festival 2013 was thus funded solely with contributions from individual members of the Naga public, business houses and well wishers.
It was possible to stage the festival of festivals of the Nagas in Manipur with such grandeur because of the tireless efforts of the host, the Chandel Naga People’ Organisation, the cooperation and enthusiasm of the constituents tribes and general Naga public and the unreserved support from Naga leaders, entrepreneurs and business houses who contributed generously in cash and kind towards the celebration.
Through the media, the Organizing Committee, Lui-Ngai-Ni, 2013 closing up its office, extends its heartfelt gratitude, in conjunction with the United Naga Council, to all those who have contributed in various ways to the meaningful and successful celebration of Lui-Ngai-Ni, 2013.
United Naga Council