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Statue of Bharat Education Excellence awardee Narengbam Ibotombi unveiled in Thoubal

The life size statue of late Narengbam Ibotombi was sculpted by Laishram Phulindro from Nambol Phojing.

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated 30 May 2022, 7:33 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

A life size statue of Bharat Education Excellence awardee late Narengbam Ibotombi, pioneer of education movement at Wangjing-Lamding was inaugurated at Institute of Rural Education (IRE) at Wangjing Lamding in Thoubal district on Monday.

As an avid activist for development of rural areas, Narengbam Ibotombi founded IRDSO Wangjing in 1987. With the IRE School and IRDSO, Ibotombi provided employment opportunities for the people of the area, and helped in the development of the women's economy. Besides playing a major role in the establishment of YK College Wangjing, he was also the principal of the college. Narengbam Ibotombi who was also a writer, passed away on May 10, 2015.

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The statue unveiling ceremony was attended by the family of Narengbam Ibotombi, including his wife Narengbam (O) Chaobi Devi, daughter and women rights activist Nonibala Narengbam, and two sons IRE Wangjing principal Narengbam Rajivkumar and fashion designer Narengbam Ravie alias Chaoba, and Padma Shree awardee Hanjabam Rade along with other associates and admirer of late Narengbam Ibotombi.

As part of the occasion, the attendees paid floral tribute to the statue of late Narengbam Ibotombi, followed by ‘Soulful Musical Tribute’ presented by the teachers of IRE School.

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Speaking on the occasion, Narengbam Rajivkumar recalled Ibotombi's contribution in developing education in the area. With the aim of bringing education to late Ibotombi established IRE School in 1994, which is the first English medium school at Wangjing-Lamding, he mentioned.

The life size statue of late Narengbam Ibotombi was sculpted by Laishram Phulindro from Nambol Phojing. 

 
 
 

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First published:30 May 2022, 5:15 pm

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IRDSO WangjingBharat Education Excellence awardNarengbam Ibotombi

Thoubal Correspondent

Thoubal Correspondent

THOUBAL district, Manipur

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