Updated 16 Apr 2021, 6:35 pm
The Meetei community has been raising voices to protect the integrity of Manipur but now the time has come to retrospect on how much the community has achieved in the protection of integrity, said Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba on Friday.
He was speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of Sanamahism of two renowned Sumang Leela artistes, Sougrakpam Hemanta and Yumnam Nilachandra which was held at Lainingthou Sanamahi Laishang, Hayingkhongban Uphong Yumpham located inside 1st Manipur Rifles campus.
Manipur is a land inhabited by various communities and almost every community has a different religion, Leishemba said, adding that the inner idea of every religion in the world is the same and people should not only protect their own religion but that of others too.
“The Meetei community should have a firm stand and also cooperate with each other before raising the voice on protection of integrity,” he continued while also warning that the lack of cooperation within the Meetei community could likely lead to communal issues within the community itself.
Hemanta said that as an artist, he has been delivering messages to the public through the traditional media of Sumang Leela. “With my entry into Sanamahism, I will try to contribute more to protect and preserve the culture,” said Hemanta.
First published:16 Apr 2021, 6:35 pm