Birth anniversary of Saheed Madhumangol Sharma

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 12, 2018: Like every year, the Saheed Madhumangol Foundation will be observing the 80th Birth Anniversary of Saheed Madhumangol Sharma on October 22 at Bal Vidya Mandir, Porompat near Imphal East Police Station.

As part of the observance, one day State Level Painting Competition under the theme “Manipur gi Phunga Wari (Folk Tales of Manipur)” will also be held.

Speaking to media persons, Vice Chairman of the Foundation and also convenor of the event,  Chingsubam Tomba Singh maintain that the event is being organise in remembrance of the hard work, contribution and sacrifice made for the people of Manipur by Saheed Madhumangol Sharma during his life span.

He said, the painting competition is also organise in tribute to Saheed Madhumangol Sharma.

Tomba said, the main reason of the painting competition under the theme “Manipur gi Phunga Wari (Folk Tales of Manipur)” is to give and make aware to today’s youth, upcoming generation, students and future pillar of our society to safeguard, maintain and to pass on to their next generations about the indigenous culture of the Folk Tales of Manipur as there is a big threat of extinction of the indigenous folk tales of Manipur which our forefather use to tell the folk tales of different livelihood, living style and our indigenous  culture base folk tales, etc.

With the developing society, in some few years later, it will become hard to count the houses who maintain the “Phunga Lairembi”, Tomba added.

Secretary of the Foundation, Ibotombi Sharma said that the Saheed Madhumangol Foundation had carried out many program, awareness programs, vocational training, self sustaining programs, programs on wildlife and environment, etc for the welfare for the people of Manipur.

Saheed Madhumangol Sharma even dreamt to make the people of Manipur who were considered to be neglected by the Government of India to live with identity and dignity.

Bal Vidya Mandir, Porompat was also founded by Saheed Madhumangol Sharma, he added.

Ibotombi also said that the foundation did not make any contribution from the state or India government or from any civil societies, by voluntary contribution of the foundation members, the foundation have been managing to conduct such programs so far.

The painting competition which is going to be held will be in two category, first for class 5, 6, 7 and second for class 8, 9 10.

The result will be announced on the same day after conducting the birth anniversary observance.

The form of the painting competition which cost Rs 10 only will be available at Bal Vidya Mandir, Porompat; Puthiba Variety Store, Khurai Lamlong Bridge; O.K. Paper Mart, Singjamei Parking and N. Chingsubam  and Sons Pharmacy, Tera Bazar.

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