IMPHAL, December 9 (NNN): At the backdrop of Zeliangrong Youth Front (AMN) asking the people not to support the upcoming 10th State Level Orange Festival, an emergency meeting of several organizations of Longmai (Noney) area was held today and the participating organisations have thanked the state government, especially the Tamenglong district administration for choosing Longmai to be the venue for this year’s Orange Festival and pledged to participate the festival.
Longmai Area Village Authority Council, Rongmei Naga Council, Inpui Naga Union, Longmai Bazaar Board and other organizations in its joint meeting held here today at Longmai bazaar Board meeting resolved to extend full cooperation to the successful conduct of the festival, said a release by the Longmai Area Village Authority Council today.
While stating that it was due to the state government’s intervention that the orange trees were exhumed from fatal diseases that attacked the plants in the recent years the organizations praised the state government for organizing such festival to facilitate the growing and marketing of oranges in the district.
It also appealed to all organizations not to call any bandh, blockade or boycott but rather to extend cooperation for the smooth conduct of the festival in the larger interest of the public.
The Orange Festival 2013 is slated to be held on December 14 at Longmai village of Nungba , Tamenglong with the Governor Ashwani Kumar will be attending as the chief guest while several Manipur ministers will also be attending.