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Manipur holds youth festival.

Imphal, Feb 21 ( ANI ): A three-day long youth festival was recently held in Imphal, youth from various tribes and communities gathered to showcase their rich culture and traditions.

The event was organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan under the aegis aegis (ē`jĭs), in Greek mythology, weapon of Zeus and Athena. It possessed the power to terrify and disperse the enemy or to protect friends.  of Ministry of Youth Affairs with an aim to provide a platform to talented youth.

Some 160 artists participated at the event presenting folk songs and dances of their communities.

"Through interacting, sharing with one and another and having such program will surely help us to bring peace, harmony in the communities," said R. Tabitha, a participant.

Crafts persons from hill districts and the valley also exhibited various items during the festival.

Youth from Meitei, Kuki and Naga naga

In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, a semidivine being, half human and half serpent. Nagas can assume either wholly human or wholly serpentine form. They live in an underground kingdom filled with beautiful palaces that are adorned with gems.
 communities performed on one platform to send out a clear message of unity for prosperity and development.

"Such cultural events help in national integration. We get the opportunity to perform together with different communities and showcase our rich culture, folk dances and songs," said Nirmala Devi For other uses, see Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Nirmala Devi is a Bengali Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana. She is the mother of Bollywood actor Govinda.
, a participant.

The youth in Manipur are aware of the fact that militant led violence has created instability instability /in·sta·bil·i·ty/ (-stah-bil´i-te) lack of steadiness or stability.

detrusor instability
 and affected the growth and development of the state.

They want unity, peace and harmony to once again reign in Manipur. ( ANI )

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