Manipur organised the 'Cherry Blossom Mao Festival' in the Mao town to attract tourists to the region. The festival was live streamed virtually on several social media platforms and attended by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh via video conferencing. Traditional Mao dances were a major highlight of the virtual event. The CM hoped that the virtual event would bring some hope and joy during these tough times. He also shared that there are plans to take the festival to greater heights and expand at an international level in the future.