More adventure, water sports added to Sangai festival menu

STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 5th Nov: Khuman Lampak Sports Complex will be the main venue for numerous adventure and water sports which would be organised as part of the annual Manipur Sangai Festival-2017 commencing from November 21.

Like all previous editions of the festival during which adventure sports and tourist-friendly recreational activities used to be organised, the upcoming calendar programme aimed at promoting the state’s tourism sector will also cover Imphal areas and Bishnupur district in the plains, and Ukhrul, Senapati, Tamenglong and Churachandpur districts in the hills, said Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA) president Bijoy Kakchingtabam.

Bijoy, who is also the chairman of Youth, Adventure and Water Sports Festival-2017, which are components of the tourism promotional festival, informed that the events would be conducted under the ‘Know Your Manipur’ theme.

Seeking cooperation of all organisations in ensuring smooth conduct of the festival and appealing to abstain from calling any sort of agitation during the 10-day festival, he told newspersons at MMTA complex near Minuthong on Sunday that among other events, quiz competition in two categories for school students (class V-VII & Cl VIII-X) and land trampoline would be added to the festival itinerary.

Further stating that a mini adventure tourism complex would be developed at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex specifically for the festival, the chairman informed that other recreational and adventure sports items will include spider net crossing; motorboat ride, rafting and water zorbing on the water canal; and rope bridge, artificial boulder climbing, rappelling, bungee trampoline jump, hot air balloon ride, ATV biking, land zorbing, rock concert, etc., within the sprawling sports complex.

All these events, he said will be conducted from November 22 till 30.

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