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National and state leaders greet people of Manipur on their New Year festival Sajibu Cheiraoba
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Vikram Samvat Hindu New Year along with the people of Manipur celebrating their festival of Sajibu Cheiraoba.

PM Modi tweeted, "Several people across the nation are celebrating the start of the New Year. I convey my greetings to all those celebrating. May the year ahead be a wonderful one."

Prime Minister also extended his greetings to the people of Manipur for Sajibu Cheiraoba festival. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also wished the people of Manipur on the occasion of Sajibu Cheiraoba.

Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh of manipur also greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba. Heptulla urged the people to make resolutions to usher in a year of peace and harmony and strengthen the bond of friendship among the different communities of the state.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh also wished people of Manipur joy and prosperity and urged them to strengthen the bond of love, brotherhood and coexistence.

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also wished the people of Manipur celebrating the lunar new year festival of Sajibu Cheiraoba.

In Manipur, the followers of Sanamahism religion celebrate Sajibu Cheiraoba as the first month beginning of the year based on their Meitei lunar calendar and this year, it has coincided with other festivals. Last year, it was celebrated on April 8.

As a part of their New Year tradition, people of Manipur clean and decorate their homes and other premises. They also prepare and feast on variety of dishes which are first offered food to the deity. After the feast, people climb to the nearest hill tops to be blessed with prosperity and happiness. On the hill-top homage is paid to the hill deity with intent to aspire for divinity, it is reported.

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