Mizzima Media broadcast live the opening ceremony of the Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 in Imphal in Manipur in Northeast India.
Manipur Sangai Festival is being held from November 21 to 30.
India's Defence Minister Mrs Niramala Sitharaman, Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla, Manipur Chief Minister Mr N. Biren Singh and other leaders attended the opening ceremony.
During the festival, a friendly football match of women's teams will be played on November 25. Sagaing Region Women's Team, Mandalay Region Women's Team and Manipur Women's Team will participate. The Manipur Chief Minister Mr N. Biren Singh and Sagaing Region Chief Minister Dr Myint Naing will attend the friendly football match aimed to promote friendship between the two nations.
The Sagaing Region Chief Minister Dr Myint Naing, Sagaing Region Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Than Tun Aung, Sagaing Municipal Minister Myint Kyi, Sagaing Social Minister Dr Zaw Win and Sagaing Region government secretary Tin Maung Swe will leave for Manipur on November 25 to attend the Sangai Festival.