Chandel: OLISH KNIK, previously known as Mjaar Ksen Knik crafted and designed by Sk. Khungdon Donnu Leivonnu of Thamlakhuren village in the year 1983 was gracefully handed over to SS. Olish Lamkang, MLA 41-Chandel (ST) AC on the occasion of Father’s Day Celebration in a grand and colorful event held on Sunday at Thamlapokpi new ground at Chandel district, Manipur, a press note from Lamkang Naga Snu Lop (LNSL) stated.
The Lamkang Naga Women’s Union in the press note said it had unanimously resolved to rename Mjaar Ksen Knik as OLISH KNIK on May 9, 2022 in its assembly after considering the historic massive election win margin of 37,066 votes and SS. Olish wearing Mjaar Ksen Knik during the oath-taking ceremony at Manipur Legislative Assembly hall on March 10, 2022.
LNSL also said the same resolution was later approved by the other two apex body of the Lamkang tribe; the Lamkang Naga Kver Kunpun(LNKK) and the Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun (LKK).
Several distinguished and prominent political leaders of the state including Thounaojam Basanta Singh, minister (Education Dept, Law & Legislative Affairs Dept), Leishangthem Susindro Meitei, minister (PHED, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Dept), Sapam Nishilkant Singh, MLA 12-Keisamthong AC and SS. Olish Lamkang, 41-Chandel (ST) AC, Tiningpham Monsang, chairperson Manipur State Women Commission for Women and D. Ringo Lamkang, caretaker chairman of ADC Chandel, including important civil organization leaders; Asha Wungam, president Naga Women’s Union, Sk. Moningam John, president, Lamkang Naga Kver Kunpun were present at the grand event, said the press note.
The celebration speaker Rev. Dr. Sut Khan Thang, mission secy. MBC and the moderator Rev. Dr. Katrimsha Tarao mastered the event ceremony while Rev. Fr. Michael Kochuparambil, P.P. St. Peter’s Parish, Monsang Pantha Chandel, Rev. Dr. Reol Philip, founder director Samaria Pathways ministries and Rev. Fr. Aloysius Seiba, P.P. St. Pual’s, Liwachangning invoked and blessed the day’s event. Various other local social workers, religious leaders, chief of the villages, women organizations, student’s organization, men and women attended the program. The participants invoke God’s blessing and prayed for good health and long life for all the Fathers of the district and state. Gifts were also distributed to all the fathers to make the event a memorable and meaningful, it said.
The event was organized by Anbilish Humane & Edu-Care Charitable Trust, Society joint by the five apex women tribe organizations namely; Lamkang Naga Snu Lop (LNSL), Tarao Chonu Jurrei (TCJ), Sirti Sanuw Ruh (SSR), Chothe Sanu Lim (CSL) and Bijuur Shanuw Ruwrkheh (BSR) at Thamlapokpi village, Chandel District, Manipur.
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