Imphal, July 13,
Indo-Myanmar Friendship Tour organized by the Patriotic Writers Forum (PAWF), Manipur and IPAK Tours & Travel kick start today around 6: 30 am. The tour which will end on the July 18 was flagged off from Western Gate of Kangla by PAWF’s Patron Member and Cultural & Social Activist, Dr. S. Manaoton Singh and Social Worker Oinam Romen.
The team which is on the tour consists of seventeen people including writers, social and cultural activists, educationist and senior citizens of Manipur. Dr. S Manaoton said that “PAWF has taken initiative to unite the Meeteis who are settled outside Manipur and develop a good relationship with them. Such tour will also encourage a good relationship between Indian and Myanmar.” Rakesh Naorem, a member of PAWF and also the troop leader of the team, said that “we have heard stories about Meetei in Myanmar long ago and this tour will help us understand their lives. We will meet them and tell those who are in Manipur about our visit to Myanmar.”
Takhellambam Kamala, a Meetei from Myanmar who is the tour guide, said that she is pleased that Meeteis in Manipur are travelling to meet their people in Myanmar and she will put her best efforts to guide them in their way to Mandalay.”
On the way, the touring team was received by Vice Principle Modhuchandra of Slopeland Public School under the guidance of the founder of Slopeland Public School and Principal, Nahakpam Babulin . A wall poster of this tour was released by Vice Principle Modhuchandra, Narengbam Rajiv Kumar Singh, Principal IRE Group of Institution, PAWF President Yaiskul Khwairakpam and Ex Principal of RK Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, Haorokcham Nobinchand.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]
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