Where are we on the globe?

Boris Leishangthem *

World Map

Yes we are small but we have the potential and yes we are less but we have the courage. Today many of us has forgotten that Manipur not only describe as Switzerland of east or jeweled land.

It is a kingdom of great kings, great forefather with great ancient history who gave their life to protect our beautiful motherland.

Enriched with unique culture and tradition, beautiful peoples, delicious food,magnificent landscapes with huge diversity of flora and fauna .

Yes this is what we are but unfortunately it is really sorry to say that most of us has forgotten these things . Under the game of communal selfishness we are destroying our culture, tradition and pride of the people.

Taking advantage of the situation opportunity benefits were taken by some aliens to create hatred,devide and rule us and we are so busy in our game that today the land which our forefather sacrificed their life to protect, is in danger.

The alien war was started way back in 16th Century when our historical documents were forced to burn into ashes.

But still we are not able to recognized that. The war has created hatred between brothers and the hatred keeps widening as the game of war continues.

Our people has been suffering for 125 years since 1891 when British colonized our land and then we are annexed in 1949.

Till today we have been through violence,torture and murders. The war is still on and today the war has gone to the next level what we call neocolonialism where they devide us, exploited our economy and now they are trying to rule us politically.

And during those long years of unseen war we have created so much hatred among ourselves that we are not able to recover ourselves. The casualties are so huge that we started loosing hope on ourselves, we started forgetting who we are.

How long will it go on like this, if it goes on in this pace then it is obvious that in future our land will be a foreign land and we will be extincted from the earth.

Our coming generation should know and aware of these things. The only way to do this is through appropriate education to our youth.

But unfortunately in the present scenario of education system we have been taught about the alien history and culture which have no connection with us.

We need our history, our forefather's legacy and pride which will help us to show the world what we are, guide us to enter the world's mainstream.

Unlike Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Koreans, we are unknown to the world. Let's draw ourself on the world map let's make our flag fly high among others flags.

In today's world of competitiveness in science, technology, economic dominance, and power, we are still dominated by others.

Is this what our forefather wants? No our forefathers never let dominated by others.

How long will we wait for change? The time for waiting is over, now its time for acting.

But for that we need to join our hand and march forward leaving behind any personal and political interest for the sake of national interest.

We will fulfill what our forefathers always dreamed of The Sanaleipak Kangleipak ........

* Boris Leishangthem wrote this article for
The writer can be contacted at borisleishangthem(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was posted on May 16 , 2016.

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