The celebration of 134th birth anniversary of Laininghan Phulo in Imphal highlighted the need of a platform where all his teachings and principles can flourish in the state and to develop a “Laininghan Phulo Memorial.
The matter was raised at a seminar on “Laininghan Phulogi Khunaida Piriba Khudol”, organised by Laininghan Naoria Phulo (Phundrei) Memorial Trust or Laininghan Trust, as a part of the celebration held on Thursday at the Manipur Press Club.
Addressing the function, president of Laininghan Trust, N Chaoba, said that Naoria Phulo was one of the pioneers who played a crucial role in reviving Meitei religion along with preservation and promotion of the Manipuri language. During his lifetime, he wrote many prose and poems that depicted Meitei religion, culture and so on. In 1930, he had set up Apokpa Marup with a vision to propagate Meitei religion, culture and tradition, Chaoba informed.
He further said that the seminar is being conducted to promote the teachings of Naoria Phulo to the present generation and opined that the state government should develop a platform where all the teachings and principles of Naoria Phulo can flourish in the state. There is a need to do more research on doctrines and principles of Naoria Phullo which will eventually help in identifying Meitei at international level, he said.
Laininghan Trust is putting all possible effort in promoting the works and activities done by Naoria Phullo, Chaoba said and added that the trust can extend support to those researchers who would like to do research on Life and Works of Naoria Phullo.
He also said that there is a need to develop a “Laininghan Phulo Memorial” as an acknowledgment to Naoria Phullo for his immense contribution in preservation of the Meitei Community from the verge of extinction.
Dignitaries who attended the function were executive editor of PANDAM, Namoijam Tomba; president of AMRPSWA, Doren Khaba Nganba and president of Apokpa Marup, Thokchom Kuber.
During the seminar, papers were presented on six different topics related to prose and poetry of Naoria Phulo.