Imphal (Manipur) [India], Jan. 2 (ANI
): The economic blockade in Manipur notwithstanding, residents of state capital Imphal, celebrated the onset of the New Year with gusto.
Several families and friends were present at banks of the River Sekmai to welcome the New Year.
This year too, thousands have chosen to set aside their tensions arising out of indefinite blockade called by United Naga Council along the National Highways, to visit the Sekmai River bank to take part in picnics and other New Year related celebrations.
There was laughter, singing and dancing as families enjoyed the food that was prepared for them. Some even entered the chilled river water. (ANI