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Imphal Municipal Corporation boycotts Sangai Festival

IMPHAL: In what could be a major blow to the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2018 that kicked off on Wednesday, the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) has decided to boycott the state festival stating that they have been disrespected by the Department of Tourism.

The Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC), which is one of the major bodies involved in organising the festival, alleged that they have been disrespected by the Department of Tourism despite their endeavors and have not been even given an invitation card to the fest.

Last Wednesday night, all workers of IMC involved in the festival were called back and told not to continue with their work for the fest.

The IMC, however, stated that they would withdraw their boycott and help continue their work with the festival only if the Department of Tourism apologizes to them.

The state Sangai Festival, 2018 kicked off on Wednesday (November 21) and will continue till November 30. For the first time in the history of the event, the festival is being held in three districts, i.e. Imphal, Mao and Kaibul Lamjao (Bishnupur district).

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