The All Manipur Muslims (Meitei Pangal) Welfare Association (AMPWA) on Monday celebrated its 29th Foundation Day at Hatta Manaingkhol, Imphal, with the association launching an e-book entitled ‘AMPWA: Journey of 30 years’ showcasing its achievements in the last three decades.
AMPWA President, Janab AR Khan; vice president Janab Akhtar Hussain; MD (Ex Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly) Md. Maneruddin Sheikh; Retired Principal of GP Women’s College, Laaljan Begum and various eminent Meitei Pangals personalities attended the programme, stated a release.
During the event, AMPWA President, Janab AR Khan appealed to all the young and dynamic members of AMPWA to carry forward the legacy of their founding members and the Meetei-Pangal professionals, academicians, Government officers, entrepreneurs, social activists etc. to enrol themselves as members of AMPWA and work unitedly for social justice of the backward communities, it said.
While, AMPWA secretary general, Abdus Salam asserted that AMPWA been continuously working for the welfare of the Meitei Pangal community ever since its inception on October 2, 1993, it mentioned. He also emphasised the struggles of the founding members in ensuring the rights and interests of the Meitei Pangals, it added.
AMPWA president Janab AR Khan also felicitated the octogenarian founder members of the association with mementoes and stoles on the occasion, it said. Attendees also observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the former members of AMPWA and the innocent victims of the violence and also prayed for restoration of normalcy and peace in the state, it added.