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Meet stresses need to retrospect on status of Tangkhul women
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Imphal, April 14 2012: In commemoration of the completion of the 95th year of the Tangkhul Baptist Churches Association, Women Union celebrated the Pre-Centenary along with the 32nd Anniversary Celebration of Alice Christian Higher Secondary School under the theme "Live and Grow" from April 13 at Mission Ground, Ukhrul town.

Colourful cultural items marked the opening programme.

Christian leaders from various corners including foreign nationals are participating in the event.

The speakers of the event include Rev Dr Steven C Van Ostran of ABC Rocky Mountains, USA, Dr Edwin Tegenfeldt, who is a missionary in India from America and Miss Kuinao Zimik, a patron of ACHSS.

Meanwhile, Secretary of the Women Union Wungreiwon K.Shimray stated on the second day that the women union was established in 1917 by Alice Pettigrew, wife of William Pettigrew, who introduced Christianity in Manipur, and the union will be completing its 100th year in 2017 .



Children taking part in the 32nd anniv celebration of Alice Christian Higher Secondary School held Mission Ground, Ukhrul town on April 13
Children taking part in the 32nd anniv celebration of Alice Christian Higher Secondary School held Mission Ground, Ukhrul town on April 13


She said that this is a time for retrospection on the status of Tangkhul women, from the pre-Christianity period till the present time and their aspirations for the future.

Alice Christian Higher Secondary School, established in 1980 by Alice Pettigrew, is an important project of the women union, continued Wungreiwon, and added that the school was upgraded to the higher secondary level with Science stream in 2000 and Arts in 2002 .

This pre-centenary celebration is a preparation for the centenary celebration after 5 years in which women from other religious communities of the state will also be invited, she informed, and expressed hope that the centenary celebration will bring peace, harmony, and unity among the different ethnic communities living in the state who are all children of God.

She further said Tangkhul women should re-examine and discuss their present status in the society, their achievements and aspirations for the future, acknowledging that women have come a far way after Christianity and western education have touched their lives.

The celebration started on April 13 with Ninghorla K.Shimray, the 2nd Women Chairperson, NEBAM as chief guest of the inuagural function and M.Ahao, Ex-Women Promoter, WTNBA will be the chief guest of the valedictory function on Sunday.


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