Imphal, Oct. 12 (EMN): The 3rd Ningol Khudol Mela-2017 was inaugurated under the aegis of Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans C.S. Ltd (Govt. sponsored Apex Society) under the aegis of the Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles, Manipur at Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal on Thursday.
The Mela which exhibits traditional handloom products and other in connection with the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba, the greatest festival in the state. The Mela will continue till Oct. 21.
Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Revenue Minister Karam Shyam, Deputy Chairman-Planning, Manipur S Rajen Singh who is also the Chairman, Manipur Handlooms and Handicrafts Development Corporation, Manipur besides E. Jiten Singh, Deputy Director (Handicrafts),Directorate of Handlooms & Textiles, Manipur, artisans and invitees attended the day’s inaugural function.
Altogether 75 stalls are displaying various handloom and handicraft products in view of Ningol Chakouba Festival which falls on October 21.
3rd Ningol Khudol Mela begins in Manipur