Pothashang News Service

Imphal, December 20, 2017: The final challenge of second edition of Meetei Chanu beauty contest will be held on December 23 at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre, palace compound for which 20 finalists has been selected from 35 contestants.

The Meitei Chanu is organised to preserve the cultural tradition of  the Meeteis among the youth of today even if many of the traditions followed has been vanished in pace of time, said Lonja Alepa, general secretary of Lainingthou Sanamahi Sanapung, LSSP, organiser of the contest.

The contest is organised by forming a committee under the guidance of titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba.

The contest began on December 10 with screening followed by realty show audition on December 12. The contestant also interacted with the people at Kumbi Old Age Home. They were taken to Kangla and made aware of the history of the fort and asked them to write a passage on their visit at Kangla on December 14.

The “Phu Houba” part of audition was held at Ibudhou Chingngu Marjing Mandap, Heingang, Imphal West. Sumang Wai Teiba (courtyard mop contest) was conducted the next day at Wangoi Mamang Leikai.

The organising committee has also appealed not to impose band or strike on the grand finale day of Meetei Chanu.

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