Monday, December 5, 2022

Mnp to host finale of Femina Miss India 2023


Manipur will host the grand finale of Femina Miss India 2023 to become the first among the northeast to host the prestigious event.
To host the event, Manipur tourism department on Thursday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Times Group to officiate the partnership to host the grand finale of Femina Miss India 2023 in the state.
The MoU was signed by director of tourism W Ibohal Singh on behalf of the state government and by chief operating officer of Miss India Organization Rohit Gopakumar on behalf of Times Group in the presence of chief minister N Biren Singh and managing director of The Times of India Vineet Jain.
After inking the MoU, the chief minister expressed happiness to be part of signing of MoU to host the grand finale of the 59th edition of Femina Miss India 2023 in Manipur in April 2023.
He said that the main purpose of the partnership was to celebrate the diverse and inclusive Indian culture and to inspire and empower local youth by welcoming the best of India’s talent to the state.
The state can also showcase its rich cultural heritage, of which its people were proud of it, he added.
Stating that the prestigious event would be held for the first time in northeast India, Singh stated that hosting such an event reflected the growing interest of investors in the northeast, especially in Manipur.
It also shows the growing confidence in the security scenario and opportunity for investment in the state, he continued.
The chief minister expressed hopefulness that the tourist footfall will recover to the pre COVID-19 pandemic level soon, with the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival to be held from November 21-30.
Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been urging people of the country to visit the northeastern states, adding that the state has also been trying to attract domestic travelers in the last few years.
He informed that Manipur has over 34 recognized tribes and the state offers most interesting customs, traditions which are reflected in the state’s varied cultural practices, clothing, cuisine and interesting crafts.
He said the scenic beauty of different places of tourist attractions in the state couldn’t be found in other parts of the world.
He thanked the organizers of the event for considering Manipur as the host state for the event and hoped that that the event would be a new chapter for tourism businesses in the state.
Managing director of The Times of India Vineet Jain thanked the chief minister for the historic partnership to host the prestigious Miss India 2023 grand finale in Imphal.
He said that Manipur is blessed with a history of over 2500 years and added that the Times Group was privileged to host the event in the state.
“Manipur is one of the leading states in terms of gender equality and women empowerment,” he said and added that the state had given the country a powerhouse of women in sports.
The grand finale of the 59th Edition of Femina Miss India would be a historic event as this would be the first time it would be held in northeast India, he asserted.
He assured that the association would complement the objective of inclusivity and diversity and Manipur’s objective of reaching out to the nation as a destination of culture and beauty.

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