ISSA celebrates 6th foundation day
IMPHAL, 29th Sep: International Sanamahi Students’ Association (ISSA), Kangleipak celebrated its 6th foundation day at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound here on Sunday.
MU registrar in-charge professor W Chandbabu, who attended the event as chief guest, said that studying the tradition, culture, religious teachings of different communities and putting the knowledge into good use can bring positive changes in the society. Unfortunately, the global trend is heading towards major communities suppressing the smaller ones and in such a situation, finding the historical facts and knowledge of civilisation can make strong foundation for the smaller communities to survive. Besides, documenting the history would help the future generation in many ways, he said. ISSA general secretary Lourembam Kangleinganba said that survival of a community is directly dependent on the survival of the culture and tradition of that community.
It is with this belief that ISSA was formed so that the association could effectively document the religion, culture, tradition, indigenous sports, arts, folks and other intangible wealth of the Meetei community. However, unity among the members of the community is a must in order to achieve this target, he added.
ISSA president Khaidem Kangleingakpa presided over the function while former president of REFORM Dr N Birchandra attended as guest of honour.
Prizes for a quiz competition organised by ISSA on September 22 were also distributed to the winners at Sunday’s event, which also showcased several cultural performances.