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Festivals like Manipur's Sangai enrich country's cultural heritage, boost local economy: PM

Updated on: 30 November,2022 06:07 PM IST  |  Imphal
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During a virtual address on the occasion of Manipur's Sangai Festival, Modi said the northeastern state is endowed with natural beauty and rich cultural heritage

Festivals like Manipur's Sangai enrich country's cultural heritage, boost local economy: PM

PM Narendra Modi. Pic/PTI


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India has a history of celebrating festivals and fairs, which enrich the country's cultural heritage and also support the local economy.


During a virtual address on the occasion of Manipur's Sangai Festival, Modi said the northeastern state is endowed with natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.



"It is like a necklace in which different gems are put together, with the state bearing the reflection of a mini India," he said.


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"Festivals like Sangai boost the local economy, and attract investors as well as industries. I am confident that it will become a gateway to the development of the region," the PM added.

The Sangai Festival is being celebrated after a gap of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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