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AMDWA celebrates 28th anniversary, highlights crucial impact of Manipuri women in society

by Aribam Bishwajit
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AMDWA celebrates 28th anniversary, highlights crucial impact of Manipuri women in society

As the 28th Foundation Day celebration of the All Manipur Democratic Women’s Association unfolded at the Manipur Press Club, L. Tilotama, the Vice-President of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), underlined the significant role Manipuri women play in confronting any situation arising in the state.
Highlighting the active involvement of Manipuri women in addressing myriad issues, Tilotama emphasized their contributions to discussions surrounding the Armed Forces Special Powers’ Act (AFSPA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the recent matters that emerged on May 3.
In her address, she articulated her belief that Manipuri women should deeply engage with and understand these issues, standing united to meet any challenges head-on. Tilotama lauded the multitasking abilities of Manipuri women, acknowledging their dual roles in managing their households and stepping out to protect the larger community, even at odd hours. “These women, with torches in hand, guard the society by night, often sacrificing their sleep,” she remarked.
“While their determination, dedication, and sincerity remain unquestionable, the pursuit of their rights is ongoing, primarily due to a lack of political support,” Tilotama said. She advocated that addressing the pain and struggles faced by women can be significantly improved with ample political backing.
On the same occasion, Social Activist Thounaojam Brinda emphasized the necessity of steering Manipur towards self-reliance. She accentuated the state’s agricultural potential, urging a paradigm shift towards traditional sectors to counteract corporate interests. Brinda expressed concerns over private corporations posing threats to Manipur’s secondary and tertiary sectors, offering only limited low-tier job opportunities.
Both leaders appealed to those wishing to bring about positive change in the society, emphasizing the role of unity, understanding, and strategic focus on indigenous sectors. The Foundation Day observation witnessed the participation of several esteemed intellectuals and social activists who shared insights on women’s concerns. Not only were L. Tilotama and Thounaojam Brinda in attendance, but the event was also graced by Prof A. Ibemca Chanu, the Dean of Commerce & Management Studies at Bodoland University, Assam, and N. Sundari Devi, President of AMDWA. The diverse perspectives enriched the discourse.

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