The Department of Tourism, Government of Manipur in association with Youth Street News organised a Sangai Youth Art Challenge as a pre-event to the Sangai Festival. Dr. Govind Singh, Co-Founder Delhi Greens and Project Manager of NE Greens project was invited as the Chief Guest of this event. Mrs Kripali Yambem, Assistant Commandant, Indian Coast Guard and the famous Manipuri Film star Rajkumar Kaiku were invited as the Guests of Honour. Dr. Govind Singh addressed the gathering and congratulated them for the efforts in promoting the sustainable development of Manipur state.
The theme of the Sangai Youth Art Challenge was “Conservation of Environment and Promotion of Tourism” and it included a painting and photography competition. The event was held on 15 November 2015 at Maniwood Children Park, Cheirao Ching, Thangmeiband, Imphal. Officials of Department of Tourism viz. Mrs Nidhi Mani Tripathi, Secretary; Mr. Shyamlal Poonia, Director and Mrs Rachel Guite, Deputy Director also attended the Event and appreciated the young participants and their work. Clean Manipur, Green Manipur T-shirts were also distribute to the participants.