A reception programme for delegates of Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur (PAWF) was organised by Manipuri Library and Research Centre (MLRC), Leichombam Leikai in Bangladesh at the office complex of the Manipuri Cultural Complex, Bangladesh on Saturday.
A release issued by PAWF stated that the delegates of PAWF were in Bangladesh on a tour to observe Ningol Chakouba programme in collaboration with Manipuri Cultural Complex and Manipuri Youths Forum Bangladesh at the Manipuri Cultural Complex, Bangladesh on Thursday.
It informed that the reception event which was organised under the initiative of MLRC founder Ayekpam Anju was attended by MLRC advisor Leichombam Rajkumar as the president, and PAWF president Naoroibam Khamba Luwang, former president Yaiskul Khwairakpam, vice president Sobita Mongjam, secretary Rakesh Naorem, life member Konthoujam Bimola Devi, PAWF Guwahati branch secretary Raju Maibam along with other eminent figures as the guests of honour.
On the occasion, Rakesh Naorem stated that frequently conducting cultural exchange programmes have strengthened the relation of the Meeteis of Bangladesh and Manipur. He highlighted the importance of preserving the cultures, traditions, language and literature of Manipur.
He commended Ayekpam Anju for establishing Manipuri Library and Research Centre (MLRC) in Bangladesh, assuring PAWF’s support on her future endeavours, it maintained.
It also stated that MLRC Bangladesh founder Ayekpam Anju recalled that MLRC Bangladesh was inaugurated by PAWF former president Rakesh Naorem and acting secretary Rakesh Naorem on October 1 of 2019. She added that the centre has collected several valuable books from Manipur and has started felicitating meritorious Bangladesh Meitei students, it mentioned.
Meanwhile, Manipuri Community Based Tourism, Bhanubil, Majergoan also organised a reception programme for the PAWF delegates, it further stated. Manipuri Community Based Tourism founder Niranjan Sinha Keisam Munindro and board members along with several eminent figures attended the programme and presented gifts to the delegates of PAWF, it informed.
It stated that the organisers of the programme expressed their wish to regularly perform Manipuri martial arts, Drum (Pung), Manipuri Dance and musical performances at their tourist centre. Niranjan Sinha requested the attendees to extend support on the functioning of the tourist centre, it added.