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President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday inaugurated the Sangai Tourism festival in Imphal.
Sangai festival is an annual cultural festival organised by Manipur Tourism Department every year from November 21 to 30. Earlier many editions of this Festival were celebrated with the name of Tourism Festival. However,since 2010 this has been rechristened as the Sangai Festival to stage the uniqueness of the shy and gentle brow-antlered deer popularly known as the Sangai Deer, which is the state animal of Manipur.
Sangai Festival is being celebrated to promote Manipur as a world class tourism destination and to showcase the best of what the state has to offer to the world in terms of art and culture, handloom, handicrafts & fine arts, indigenous sports, cuisines & music, eco & adventure sports as well as the scenic natural beauty of the land.