Imphal March 17,
Flowers planted at pots and hanging in and around Historic Ima Keithel for beautification of the unique market complex were found stolen in the last couple of days by unknown miscreants.
The three Khwairamband Keithel is a unique market complex which is run only by women. Civil society organisations, political parties all talks of keeping the market shed clean. But it was Blooming Manipur which first took up the initiative to plant flowers in and around Ima Keithel in association with the then Director of MAHUD, Nepram Gitkumar.
As per report, various numbers of fully grown flowers hanging around the Ima Keithel market sheds were found stolen along with the pots on the night of March 15 by some unknown miscreants.
Speaking to media person Member of Blooming Manipur Elangbam Satyajit said that they were saddened and disheartened by the sight that many of the flowers that were planted by the volunteers and the people to beautify our land, our historic only women market in the world IMA Keithel were stolen time and again by some miscreants. He strongly condemned such an act and added that many people are trying hard using their valuable time by watering daily and caring the plants. He also said that their work is not only about beautifying the places but also enabling the people to participate in community works leading to a right thinking society. He further appealed not to repeat such act and also added to support their small effort to bring about a Beautiful Ima Keithel and led Ima Keithel bloom as their pride.
It can be mention that water storage tank (Sintex) that were fitted in the garden that was made under the Bir Tikendrajit Fly Over Bridge were also stolen few months back.
Blooming Manipur is an organisation which was first started as a Facebook group on 2012 with the objective of taking responsibility and transforming the land with many loving and caring acts into places of pride and instilled a sense of belongingness
Today the volunteers of blooming Manipur again replanted the flowers.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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