Updated 1 Aug 2022, 7:42 pm
Issues and conflicts in the state will never end until and unless the basic rights of the public are fulfilled, said Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) president L Nganbi Devi on Monday.
She was delivering her speech during the 17th Foundation Day observance of the Ereipak Enaat Chanura Loisinlon (EECHAL) held at the AMSU office in DM University campus, Imphal.
The basic rights of the people of Manipur are been suppressed since the merger of Manipur to the Union of India, she said, adding the government never acknowledged the public grievances until the issue became big enough which affects the life of the protestors.
Pointing out that the government is still neglecting serious issues of the state such as CAB, ILP and border issues among others, she reaffirmed that the Imas (elderly women folks) of Manipur will continue to fight and struggle for the rights of the people of Manipur until their last breath.
Talking on the trends of the dressing sense among the younger generation, Nganbi said that the change is inevitable however change must be brought without losing the identity, tradition and culture of the state.
To preserve and conserve the traditional roots of the state, it is the need of the hour to teach the young kids on the history, lifestyle, discipline, manner, tradition and culture of Manipur.
President of EECHAL T Ibemcha in her speech pointed out that the state has been continuously facing the impact and influence of western culture in most of the aspects such as tradition, culture and religion, discipline, manner and attire.
She said adopting the western culture will give a big impact on the culture and tradition of the state including the economy.
The president called upon all the people of Manipur, especially the women, to work together to protect and preserve the beautiful and unique tradition, culture and customs which were followed by the fore-fathers of Manipur.
Light of the inaugural lamp and pay of floral tribute to the portrait of EECHAL leader late L Ongbi Dhanapati marked the opening ceremony of the observance. A Thang-Ta performance was also showcased by students of EECHAL Kongba Branch. Moreover CSOs leaders and media personnel were also felicitated during the programme in recognition of their service to the society.
It was also attended by President of Nupi Samaj Th Ramani; President of Tammi Chingmi Y Momon; Advisor of KMUM Rose Mangshi Haokip; President of KAMA Atompui Kamei; President of UMO Moirangthem Sorojini; President of LEIMAKOL MC Rita; President of NLANL Y Mema; President of NIMPAL Th Ibeyaima; President of ANUL L Pramo; President of Thoubal IMA S Bimola and President of AMSU Haobijam Chalamba.
First published:1 Aug 2022, 7:32 pm
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