Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, November 11:
Keeping with its commitment of cementing the bond of fraternity among all groups of people living in Manipur since time immemorial, League of the Fourth World People, Kangleipak has begun its 7th Indigenous Brothers' Meet which would continue for two day at Hijam Irabot Memorial School, Langol Games Village from today.
Chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board N Biren inaugurated the meet being organised under the theme of 'Social relationship of indigenous communities of Kangleipak with land possessing and marriage law' as chief guest by lighting the ceremonial lamp along with releasing of a short history book titled 'The Indigenous Communities of Kangleipak'.
President of League of Fourth World People, Kangleipak Poujairung Thaimei and Padmashree Laishram Nabakishore were present at the occasion as president and guest of honour respectively.
A host of dignitaries like Kunsong Wanbi, TS Shimreingam, columnist of The Sangai Express (Manipuri edition) H Sanajaoba, Dr Reeolkhumzo, Niminthang and Peter Adani were also among the special guests who graced the dais.
Representatives of indigenous communities like Koireng, Tangkhul, Vaiphei, Aimol, Meetei, Thadou, Maring, Kom, Paomei, Hmar, Kabui, Anal, Thangal, Maram, Mao, etc coming from various parts of the State are taking part in the meet which also witnessed shouting of unity slogans in unison.
Speaking at the occasion, Biren said shouting for unity is not enough and it should be executed in the actions and deeds with sincerely by all the indigenous people living in Manipur.
For the sake of the future generations, we should try to forgive each other of the past mistakes and promote peaceful co-existence, he said.
Maintaining that the integrity of Manipur had always been protected by the collective efforts of its people, Biren said history is testimony to the fact that people of Manipur have always stood as one against any forces of disintegration.
History cannot be changed and any attempt to do so would lead to confusion and chaos, he said.
All those who spoke and share their opinions during the inaugural function also stressed on the need to strengthen unity and integrity among the people for overall development of Manipur and its people.
In the afternoon session of the meet, representatives of various communities presented papers on different topics and facilitated discussion among the participants.