‘Manipur government will try to earmark seperate grant for Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board’


Imphal: The state government will try to earmark a separate annual grant for Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board similar to that of Govindajee Temple Board to promote and conserve Sanamahism.

This was stated by vice-president of Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board, Lourembam Rameshwor Singh, who is also chairman of State Planning and Development Authorities.

Rameshwor was speaking during a closing ceremony of ‘A 15-day workshop on “Rite-De-Passage” of Sanamahism (Sanamahi Lingning gi Pokpa, Luhongba amasung Korou Nonggabgi Thouramsing) held at Lainingthou Sanamahi Sanglen, Hayingkhongban, Imphal West near 1st Manipur Rifles southern gate.

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For Meitei community there is no platform for gathering unlike others and due to the reason the community faces hard to bring development, he said and appealed the people to cooperate each other for the development of Sanamahism.

Resource person of the work shop, assistant professor of GP Womens’ College Manipuri Culture and Manipuri Language, Waikhom Romesh said with the initiatives of Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple board the workshop has been organised successfully. During the workshop people got aware of various knowledge on the traditional culture of Sanamahism and various rules and regulation to be followed during any occassion from birth of a child to death.

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To continue similar workshop he appealed Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board and Manipur Culture of University to sign a memorandum of understanding so that such similar workshop or any other programme could be organised regularly, he added.

At least 255 people participated in the workshop and 25 resource persons delivered awareness speech on different topics regarding the culture of Sanamahism.

Certificates were distributed to the participants and resource persons who attended the workshop.


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