‘Ningol Chakkouba’, a Manipuri festival celebrated at Alva’s
Moodbidri: The Alva’s Education Foundation along with Manipuri Students of Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, and students from Alva’s institutions celebrated ‘Ningol Chakkouba’ a premier festival of Manipur that would reinforce the fraternal and protective bond existing between brothers and sisters, at AIET Hall, Mijar.
Speaking on the occasion Manipur former minister and Executive Board Member of North East Zone Cultural Centre Dr Nara Singh said, Politics divide the people whereas culture upholds the unity of mankind. Education should nourish such cultural activity and culture for peace should be everyone’s slogan.
The Cultural fabric of the country should be always taken care by respective followers of the culture and it is necessary to assume every individual that they are recruited soldiers of protecting their culture, he added. ‘Peacefulness, in reality, a condition characterized by peaceful cooperation and harmonious conduct of individuals with a view to secure all-round development of the country. He added and said, a world deprived of peace and harmony certainly will fall apart and return to the jungle era in which strong prey on the weak. In this backdrop, the international community has to work very hard for keeping nuclear weapons away from the war, which is really destructive to the mankind, he added’.
Presiding over the function Alva’s Education Foundation Trustee Vivek Alva said, ‘youth are the real future of a nation, they can make wonders if they are nurtured in cohesive environment’.
Prizes were distributed to achievers of various fields of education, sports, cultural in national and international platforms in the occasion. The formal function was followed by cultural shows like Maibi dance, Shol chollon, Stick dance, Dasa avatar and Kabui dance were performed by Manipuri students.
Sumptuous food cooked by students consist of meat items and other traditional dishes of Manipur such as iromba, champhut and kanghou were served in the feast.
Purvanchal Vikas Parishad Coordinator Pushparaj, Alva’s college of Naturopathy Principal Dr Vanitha Shetty, Lecturer Nandeesh Kumar were present among others.