Making an effort to revive traditional indigenous games of Manipur, Women Committee of United NGO’s Mission Manipur observed International Women’s Day playing indigenous games that reveal a lot about the culture and the people of the place.
International Women’s Day was observed on Monday at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound, on the theme ‘Need of reviving games for better health and future’.
Indigenous games not only teach valuable skills but also combine mental and physical well-being, said secretary of UNMM, Sobita Mangsatabam, adding that in the modern context everyone is busy exploring new technologies.
Women, particularly mothers, can help in reviving indigenous games, she said, adding that without women there will be no society and that only household work is not the duty of women. Besides, there are many things women can do, said Sobita.
There are various indigenous games of different communities of Manipur - some are indoors and some are outdoor games, she said and express concerns that due to shrinking spaces those outdoor games may not be revived soon but indoor games can be.
The reasons for the fast disappearing of such indigenous games are many but it can be revived, she stated.
International Women’s Day was attended by women from different community’s women.