Imphal, Feb 21: A three-day long youth festival was recently held in Imphal, youth from various tribes and communities gathered to showcase their rich culture and traditions.
The event was organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs with an aim to provide a platform to talented youth.
Some 160 artists participated at the event presenting folk songs and dances of their communities.
“Through interacting, sharing with one and another and having such program will surely help us to bring peace, harmony in the communities,” said R. Tabitha, a participant.
Crafts persons from hill districts and the valley also exhibited various items during the festival.
Youth from Meitei, Kuki and Naga communities performed on one platform to send out a clear message of unity for prosperity and development.
“Such cultural events help in national integration. We get the opportunity to perform together with different communities and showcase our rich culture, folk dances and songs,” said Nirmala Devi, a participant.
The youth in Manipur are aware of the fact that militant led violence has created instability and affected the growth and development of the state.
They want unity, peace and harmony to once again reign in Manipur. (ANI)