Culture has no boundary: Phungzathang Tonsing
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, November 19 2011:
The two day State Level Tribal Cultural festival organized by the Tribal Research Institute, Manipur concluded today at its auditorium at Chingmeirong.
Speaking at the occasion as the Chief Guest of the function, Phungzathang Tonsing said that if at all any one or any organization intends to go for bandhs and blockades they should proceed with it in a very democratic way.
It is very wrong on their part to carry out bandhs by blocking roads and NHs.
There will not be any development by staging bandhs and blockades.
Blockades hurt only those people who earn their daily bread and lives on hand to mouth.
Politics should not be played on the roads.
The blockade initiators should lift the economic blockade in the interest of the common people.
He further went on to say that culture has no boundary.
No individual or groups can hold and claim a culture entirely as its own.
Even though we have different cultures, traditions and languages, the people of the state have been living under one roof together.
We should try and maintain this and let peace prevail in Manipur.
MPCC President, Gaikhangam said that all the people living in both the hills and the plains are one.
No one can divide the people of the state as hills and plains.
There are a handful of people in the state trying to destroy the peaceful relation among the people of the hills and the plains.
The people of the state should come together as one and destroy the intensions of this handful of people with vested interest.
He further went on to say that we should not destroy our own property and cause problems ourselves by initiating bandhs and blockades.
If at all we have any demands we should put forward the demands to the concern authorities.
The idea of indefinite in any sort of agitation should be dropped at all cost.