Meitei Huyen Langlon Sintam Shanglen (Satjal Academy), Wangbal Branch Observed its 22nd rising day Celebration on Wednesday at Wangbal Mayai Leikai in Thoubal District sponsored by the Universal Friendship Organisation.
The Celebration begins with Chief Guest with Satjal members giving general salute to the “Pakhangba” flag, symbol of Satjal along with the theme song of Satjal.
The formal function was attended by the Former Director of Centre for Myanmar and South East Asian Studies and Former Dean School of Human and Environmental Science of Manipur University Professor Wangkhem Nabakumar Singh, Former Member of Manipur Human Right Commission R.K. Rajendra Singh, Renown Actor & Social Worker R.K.Somorendro (Kaiku), President of All Manipur Apunba Nupi Samaj Thokchom Ramani, Pradhan of Wangbal Gram Panchayat Heisnam Manichandra Singh and Legal Aid Counsel of Imphal West Advocate Khuraijam Kanta as Chief Guest, President and guests of honour respectively.
Around 500 members from different branches of the organisation and locals also attended the function. At least 100 members wearing black uniform gave salute during the flag hoisting of the organisation.
Speaking at the function, Commander of Special Duty UFO, Naokhomba said that altogether 227 Satjal Academy had been opened and raised 38 Battalion so far in Kangleipak adding that Satjal Academy believes in peaceful co-existence and respect other culture and religion.
He further said that Kangleipak used to be an independent nation having her own scripts, religion, culture, rule of law, and self-sufficient kingdom for a long period of time and added that the episode of Puya Meithaba some 200 years back was the most unfortunate incident happened in the history of Kangleipak.
Stating that Kangleipak is home to more than 36 different communities, each community having their own culture, tradition and religion, the commander maintained that the UFO Society (Satjal Academy) was established to bring some order in the society which has been marred by chaos, indiscipline and directionless that has emerged in the last 300 years.
The organisation was formed on four main objectives: to inculcate discipline among the elder and the younger generations, to bring back the lost culture, to spread awareness on the values of justice and to save the Meetei religion, he said.