Sangai Festival

  • IASbaba
  • December 2, 2022
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Context: Recently the Prime Minister of India addressed the Manipur Sangai Festival via video message.

About Sangai Festival:

  • The festival is named after the state animal, Sangai, the brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur.
  • Sangai festival is an annual cultural festival organised by Manipur Tourism Department every year.

  • Many editions of this Festival has been celebrated over the past few years with the name of Tourism Festival, since 2010 this has been renamed as the Sangai Festival.
  • This festival is being celebrated to promote Manipur as a world class tourism destination.
  • It showcases the states contributions to:
    • art and culture,
    • handloom,
    • handicrafts,
    • fine arts,
    • indigenous sports,
    • cuisine,
    • music and adventure sports,
    • natural environment.

Source: PIB


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