To promote and conserve Sanamahism, the Manipur government will try to earmark a separate annual grant for Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board, similar to Govindajee Temple Board, from the state annual budget, Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board vice president Lourembam Rameshwor Singh said Friday.
Lourembam Rameshwor Singh, who is also the chairman of State Planning and Development Authorities, was speaking during the closing ceremony of ‘15-Day Workshop on Rite-De-Passage of Sanamahism (Sanamahi Lingning gi Pokpa, Luhongba amasung Korou Nonggabgi Thouramsing)’ held at Lainingthou Sanamahi Sanglen, Hayingkhongban, Imphal West near 1st Manipur Rifles southern gate.
He said that there is no platform for the Meetei community to gather like others and due to this, the community is facing difficulties in development too. Hence, he appealed to the people to cooperate with each other for the development of Sanamahism.
Resource person of the workshop, assistant professor of GP Womens’ College, Manipuri Culture and Manipuri Language, Waikhom Romesh said that with the initiatives of Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple board the 15-day workshop has been organised successfully.
During the workshop, people have been made aware of the various knowledge on the traditional culture of Sanamahism and various rules and regulations to be followed during any occasion, from birth of a child to death, Romesh said.
To continue with similar workshops, he appealed to the Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board and Manipur Culture of University to sign a memorandum of understanding so that such similar workshops or any other programmes could be organised regularly.
During the 15-day workshop, 255 people participated while 25 resource persons delivered awareness speeches on different topics regarding the culture of Sanamahism.
Later, certificates were distributed to the participants and resource persons who attended the workshop.