Imphal, July 24,
A statement of the MPPDU said that the day is declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. It said that the day is observed by like minded followers of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot in recognition to the present threatening condition of the indigenous people of the state felt the necessities of observing the day. Commemorating the first United nations Working Group on Indigenous People held in 1982, World Indigenous Day has been observing across the globe. This year theme is Indigenous People Migration and Movement.
The statement further said that a preparatory committee to make the observance , successful has been formed with Comrade Th. Hero as the Convenor and N. Sanahal, President SSUM as co-convenor .
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.