Manipur's Kangla and other places of art and culture to remain closed

those who wish to enter Kangla for religious and ritualization purposes should seek permission from the concerned authority seven days in advance, the commissioner of art and culture said on Monday.


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As daily COVID-19 positive cases continue to increase amid the second wave of the pandemic in Manipur, all places of art and culture of tourist interest in the state, including Kangla, will remain closed from April 20 until further notice, official sources said on Monday.   

"In view of the second wave of COVID-19 and ever-increasing positive cases in Manipur, tourist places of art and culture, including Kangla, will remain closed from April 20 till further notice," commissioner of art and culture said in a statement.

Places of art and culture in Manipur, including INA Martyr’s Memorial complex, Moirang; Manipur State Museum, Imphal; Manipur State Archives, Imphal; State Central Library, Imphal; Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre, Imphal;  Maharaj Chandrakirti Auditorium; Manipur State Art Gallery, Imphal; Palace Auditorium, Imphal and Kangla, will remain closed.

The notice stated that those who wish to enter Kangla for religious and ritualization purposes should seek permission from the concerned authority seven days in advance. However, Kangla will remain open for morning or evening walks, it added.

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First Published:April 19, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

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