ISSA observes 8th foundation day
Practicing all the customary, cultural and religious practices of Sanamahism is the need of the hour to save Sanamahism from facing extinction, ISSA general secretary Lourembam Kangleinganba said.
The International Sanamahism Students' Association, Kangleipak (ISSA)/Malem Sanamahi Laining Maheiroi Lup on Thursday observed its 8th foundation day at the Manipur Press Club in Imphal.
Delivering the keynote address of the observance, general secretary of ISSA Lourembam Kangleinganba said that there is a need for preserving and uplifting the culture and religious practices of the indigenous communities in order to protect the indigenous people.
He said that the government has introduced various acts and regulations to safeguard certain species of flora and fauna and environment. However, it is unfortunate that the government has not taken up any initiatives to safeguard customary practice of Sanamahism.
He pointed out that practicing all the customary, cultural and religious practices of Sanamahism is the need of the hour to save Sanamahism from facing extinction.
Assuring that the student body will work at its best level to preserve and uplift the practice of Sanamahism in the society, the general secretary also drew the attention of the state government to take up necessary measures to protect Sanamahism from extinction.
It was attended by registrar of the Manipur University of Culture Laishram Radhakanta as chief guest, president of ISSA Khaidem Kangleingakpa as president and head of department of Law, MU Y Premananda as guest of honour.