IMPHAL, January 30: The Sumang Leela Ningthem Kumhei 2014 was inaugurated today at Iboyaima Sumang Leela Shanglen. The festival is being organised by the Manipur State Sumang Leela Council. It will stretch for seven days and be participated by 13 groups. There will be two shows per day.
K Ranjit, MLA and advisor of the council was the chief guest while social worker S Manaoton was the president at the inaugural function.
Ranjit said that Sumang Leela is a potent means for disseminating information to large sections of people and reflects the truth about the government, NGO and other organisations operating in the state. He stressed the need for development of the art-form and praised the government for providing jobs to artists. Ranjit said he will collect donations along with other advisors of the council from MLAs, officers and others on behalf of the council.