Manipur celebrates its New Year 'Cheiraoba'

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Imphal, April 4: ''Cheiraoba'', the Manipuri new year was celebrated throughout the state today with people offering prayers and organising special feasts.

In a message to the people Governor Gurbachan Jagat hoped that the new year would usher in an era of peace, prosperity and progress in the state and usher in peaceful co-existence amongst all sections of the people.

''Let us resolve to set new goals and strive for individual as well as collective wellbeing,'' Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said in his message to the people.

He also appealed to the people to work for unity and dedicate themselves to make Manipur a more peaceful and prosperous state.

Thousands of people thronged Imphal market complex to buy food articles amidst heavy security deployment at all market complex in the state to prevent any untoward incident, official sources said.


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