Tankhul Sahanao Long celebrates silver jubilee
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 10, 2018: Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla appealed the Tangkhul Shanao Long, Imphal, a Tangkhul women’s body to work for spreading education among women folk, on the occasion of silver jubilee celebration of the women’ body at Manipur Baptist Convention recreation centre, Imphal today.
Heptulla made the appeal saying that women in the hill districts are lagging behind in education. She said in order to truly empower women in the society, education is a must.
Not only on the educational front, village women should be appropriately skilled for their economic empowerment, she added.
The union can take the lead role to organise training and awareness camps for women especially for those in the far flung areas. After proper skilling, these women will not only be supporting their families economically but also earn a place in the society to live with self-respect and dignity. The services rendered by the union will go a long way in the upliftment of many helpless and needy Tangkhul women of the state, said the governor.
She said Imphal Tangkhul Women’s Union has been working for the cause of Tangkhul women, especially for their social and economic empowerment since it incepted 25 years ago. It has been rendering creditable service for spreading education among the Tangkhul women and taking up various activities of social service. The Tangkhul society has a rich culture and it is really gratifying that the Tangkhul womenfolk are making sincere efforts for the preservation and enrichment of their cultural heritage.
Heptulla acknowledged that Tangkhul women have come together and joined hands under the union for an inclusive growth of their society and participate in nation building. As you are well aware, India is a secular democracy where people of all religions and cultures have been living with honour and dignity. Divisive forces and tendencies have existed in all societies and at all times. The Tangkhul society has also had spells of turmoil in history. Tangkhul women have faced this turmoil with courage and fortitude. There will be challenges in life and more often than not women bear the brunt of these challenges in the society. But it should be our endeavour to create an atmosphere of social harmony and move forward together as one.
Cultural dance depicting the victory of war, folk song and choreography were show casted in the jubilee celebration by various units under the union.