IMPHAL, November 30: A Special Cover on “ TheKangla” was releasedon the closing day of the Sangai Festival 2015 by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singhin the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, during the concluding function of the Manipur Sangai Festival 2015 today.
The Chief Minister praised the department of Posts for releasing Special Covers on the important places and stae animal of Manipur. He aslo said that Manipur possesesa huge treasure of art and culture, flora and fauna, historical sites etc which can be released as Special Covers in the future.
POstal Services Manipur Vinod Kumar expressed that Kangla holds a very important place in the history of Manipur and by releasing Special Cover on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of Sangai Festival 2015 has registered this marvelous event in the golden pages of history as this Special Cover on Kangla will be displayed in more than 800 Philatelic Bureaus across India and more and more philatelists will include this unique Special Cover into their collection.Release of Special Cover is done to commemorate a very special event of social and cultural significance. Kangla Special Cover will play an important role among the young generation as it has become an ambassador of Manipur.
Kumar also expressed happiness and gratitude to the oragnisers of the Sangai Festival for the wonderful opportunity given to the Department of Posts during the 10 Day festival. Nidhi Mani Tripathi, Secretary (Tourism) also thanked the Department of Posts for creating history by releasing two special covers during the festival.