8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program of Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune

Pune, 09th October 2019

 Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program  :: 6th Oct 2019
Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program on 6th Oct 2019

The Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune organized its 8th AGM cum Annual Cultural Program with the theme “Hingminashi Eikhoi” on Sunday, the 6th Oct 2019 at the Symbiosis Institute Management Studies (SIMS) Auditorium, Range Hills, Pune.

Prof K S Venkataraghavan, Principal, Nowrojee Wadia College, Pune inaugurated the program as the Chief Guest, in presence of Prof Shirish Sahasrabudhe, Dierctor, ELTIS-SIFIL and SICEC, Pune as Guest of Honour and Padma Shree Mrs L Bombayla Devi as the Special Guest.

The gathering was welcomed by Dr M Niraj Luwang, Gen Secy, AMAND, Pune. The second issue of AMAND e-Newsletter “Paothang” was released by the dignitaries.

 Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program  :: 6th Oct 2019
Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program on 6th Oct 2019

In his address, Prof Venkataraghavan expressed his appreciation to see such a warm response by all. He expressed his support for all the students from the State coming to get their higher studies at his college.

He also shared his happiness to see many of his students (ex-wadian) from Manipur doing good jobs at various places. Prof Shirish proposed to open an educational counselling centre in collaboration with AMAND, Pune which will help many students coming for further studies in Pune.

Padma Shree L Bombayla Devi expressed her excitement in seeing the large number of Manipuri families in Pune and felt proud to be part of the program. She further expressed that students should work hard to achieve their dreams despite of all the obstacles in life.

 Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program  :: 6th Oct 2019
Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program on 6th Oct 2019

Dr Huidrom Narendra Singh, President, AMAND, Pune gave the presidential speech. He mentioned that without the support of all the members, ladies Club Executives, MSAP students, invitees from other cities near Pune, the program might not have been successful.

The AMAND Motivational Award and AMAND Young Achiever Award, were distributed to all the deserving students. The second "Late N. Albert Memorial Award for Academic Excellence 2019" was awarded to Mr Tayenjam Sanathoi Singh for scoring the highest mark in graduation for all streams.

The event was organized with support from many leading firms like M/s. Filfab Corporation (SMD), Navi Mumbai; M/s. 3CIT Solutions & Telecom India Pvt Ltd, Pune; M/s HRB Finances, Imphal; Mrs Banita Naorem, IRS, ndc and M/s Bhubon & Leiren Brick Field, Kakching. Mr Pritam Konsam, Jt Secy, AMAND proposed the vote of thanks to the gathered audience.

The formal program was followed by the Annual Cultural Program “Hingminashi Eikhoi” with the opening song “Hingminashi Eikhoi”.

 Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program  :: 6th Oct 2019
Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program on 6th Oct 2019

A series of eye-catching performance were performed by the Manipuri families living in Pune. Students of the ASHA (AMAND Shiksha Abhiyan) program from Golwalkar Guruji English Medium School, Aundh performed a traditional Marathi dance which was applauses by the audience.

Other highlight of the event was the Kanglei Seitha Jagoi, Kabui Dance, Moirang Kangleirolgi Tangkak Ama, a dance drama and a fashion show with traditional attire, “Enatki Phijol Leiteng”, along with a series of solo dance and songs.

Despite of staying far away from home(Manipur), an event comprising various communities of Manipur itself indicated the desire and willingness of the people toward the program theme “Hingminashi EIkhoi – Let us live together” The AMAND Talent Hunt was also the main attraction of the program.

The theme award was handed over to the winner, Dr H Narendra Singh. Certificates were distributed to all the new members. The cultural program was followed by 8th AGM of AMAND.

 Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program  :: 6th Oct 2019
Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune : 8th AGM / Annual Cultural Program on 6th Oct 2019

The members unanimously approved the minutes of 7th AGM. Dr Narendra presides over the program along with Gen Secy report and Treasurer Report by Dr MN Luwang and Mr Laishram Rishikanta Meitei, respectively.

New programs were suggested along with the Calendar Program for the next year and approved by all. The gathering was concluded with a dinner of various Manipruri delicacies hosted by AMAND for all. Around 280 people including well-wishers from other communities, and Manipuri families from Mumbai attended the function.

The cultural program was appreciated with huge applause by all. AMAND Pune acknowledges the program coordinator Mr Maniram Ksh and Mr Amarjit Thounaojam for successfully implementing the program.

Kind appreciation also goes to Annual Cultural Program PICs Mr Santosh and Mr Somorjit.

See more photos here

(Dr Meitram Niraj Luwang)
Gen Secy, Association Of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune

* This Press Release was sent to by Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND) who can be contacted at amand(DOT)pune(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This Press Release was posted on October 11 2019

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

  • Rani Hingchabi :: Funga Wari
  • Miss Kut @Imphal #3 : Gallery
  • Rejoinder to Lamcha Chongloi's piece
  • Salt brines : Source of Meitei Thum
  • Hibernating animals and climate variable
  • Combined Defence Services Exam (I) 2020
  • Rare good news : NMA reaching out
  • Forgotten pledge - a reminder
  • Children from Noney #1: Gallery
  • 7 NE entrepreneurs wins National Awards
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Identity of Pangal in Manipur: Counter-points
  • Recharging the World with Li-ion Battery
  • Achoubi in Love, Bloody Phanek : Southasia
  • When the man is silent :: Poem
  • Chekshin Meepham at Kakching
  • Arrested, released, 'escorted' to Delhi
  • CM has every reason to believe..not public
  • Ema Keithel (Khwairamband) #2: Gallery
  • Chanouwa, Thongkhansong : eMing
  • Argentina hosts Manipur Cup (Polo)
  • Birth celebration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  • Chin Orgs demand release of U Hawi Tin
  • The Killing Fields 2013-19 : News Timeline
  • Refresher course in Khasi subject at NEHU
  • Process of closing offices in Nagaland
  • HM assurance to GOM..only means left?
  • Meira Rally [10 Nov] : Gallery
  • Religious evolution among Meiteis
  • Manipur's Identity & Political Ingenuity
  • Cry of a Dying River - 100 :: Poem
  • NEC Tamchon Football at Delhi
  • Soma Laishram at Northeast Festival 2019
  • Respecting stand of the Supreme Court
  • Kut : State level @Imphal #2: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Nazareth @ Shirock #2 : Gallery
  • Ningol Chakkouba : A beautiful tradition
  • Cost of inaction to treat TB is high
  • Cross & Flag: Christianity at Risk
  • Lithium Ion batteries & Nobel Prize
  • New India & the ticking time bomb
  • Naga can trust on preamble with GoI
  • Thanga Ningol to mapam #2 : Gallery
  • Lungpuiga Remei : Natyabhusan
  • The Fate of Peepal Tree
  • Manipur: Context & Structural Violence
  • International Day of Radiology
  • That peaceful moment :: Poem
  • OCCE 2020 : Conference at TISS Mumbai
  • Manipur : Natl School Games Football
  • NPF camping at New Delhi
  • Mature statement of Kho John
  • Civility matters; but is in the cross road
  • Alert Rally at Khumbong : Gallery
  • Miss Kut @Imphal #2 : Gallery
  • Carbon Neutral Journey through e-mobility
  • What FA of IM and Govt of India says?
  • Imphal-Mandalay flight service
  • Nutrients for good skin & hair health
  • Th Muivah central to it all
  • Translate those 'taken' into action
  • Mera Houchongba @Kangla #3: Gallery
  • World Tourism Day @Noney #5 : Gallery
  • There is nothing either good or bad ..
  • Food Wastage and its Impacts
  • Final Indo-Naga Peace Accord & beyond
  • Career options in Labour Studies
  • Assam CM inaugurate Don Bosco College
  • The great October 31 bluff ?
  • Blasts in Imphal: Do that have an agenda
  • Ningol Chakkouba @ Korea : Gallery
  • Ningol Chakkouba @ Mysore #2 : Gallery
  • Ningol Chakouba & Kut at Korea
  • Are Nagas ready to face hostile Neighbour
  • Case of 'Choudhury" among Pangal
  • Frontline champions lead fight to #endTB
  • How do you define Manipur's interest
  • Junior Accountant @ MaolKeki Foundation
  • Accord: Greater autonomy, the last word?
  • What if it turns out to be 'Godot'
  • Hinduism in Manipur #4
  • Kut : State level @Imphal #1: Gallery
  • Controversies of 1200 MW Teesta III HEP
  • Seminar on Rural Transformation in NE
  • Licypriya: solution to curb air pollution
  • Cannabis - A new beginning
  • Khwairamband By Night :: Poem
  • Requirements @ Birla Emporiums, Khurai
  • Of AEP, gateway and redundancy
  • Political Rumors
  • Thanga Ningol to mapam #1 : Gallery
  • The Hand that Rocks :: Poem
  • As long as hills & valley stand united
  • Indo-Naga talks: Praying for a happy ending
  • Meiraba Luwang clinche Korea Junior Open
  • Wander Nagaland : Enterprise launched
  • NH7 Weekender 2019 : Day 2 Report
  • Vigilance Awareness Week at ADBU
  • Military build-up: Something is not right
  • Manipur accounted for 50% of NE violence
  • Chingda Satpi Engellei #3 :: eRang
  • Banana Fest @ Noney #1 : Gallery
  • Biren can make a difference in Naga deal
  • CM interact with Social Media : Gallery
  • Medical lab : A building block of trust
  • NH7 Weekender begins in Meghalaya
  • Tracking black money
  • Miss Kut @Imphal #1 : Gallery
  • Sintha Leppa [Oct 31] : Gallery
  • Yubu and Lai Haraoba
  • Demilitarize educational institutions
  • Did Mongoloid drive out Assam inhabitant
  • A kind being :: Poem
  • Transgression of suppressed sexuality
  • Rejoinder to NDPP :: NPF [Nov 1]
  • One day after Oct 31: Time to look ahead
  • Bridge the trust to restore peace
  • Ningol Chakkouba @ Mysore #1 : Gallery
  • Cheksine Khongchat [Oct 31] #1 : Gallery
  • November Calendar for Year 2019 : Tools
  • Kut: Celebration of nature's gift
  • Cry of a Dying River - 99 :: Poem
  • Kut Festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo : Articles
  • Forgetting TB prevention is better than cure
  • Understanding Ishan Uday Scholarship
  • Miltary should be removed from College
  • Rejoinder to Kuki Chief Association
  • Date with Oct 31 : Of misleading headings
  • Final agreement- a mere mistake will ...
  • Modi's promise for Naga takes final step
  • NESO to stage protests against CAB
  • Centre may extend Naga pact deadline
  • Ningol Chakkouba by Journalists : Gallery
  • Alert Rally- Peace Talks- Oct 30: Gallery
  • ASEAN Peoples Forum: Lesson for Manipur
  • Hope Modi will able to resolve Naga Issue
  • 'Serious concern for unarmed civilians'
  • "Sunday Closed Law" & the aftermath
  • Thadou Inpi met with Mathur
  • NPF Legislature Party clarify
  • Pregnancy Care Practice : Book
  • Kicking up issues at this point
  • A Clandestine announcement or....
  • Ningol to her mapam lamdam : Gallery
  • Chakkouba Nga Mela #1: Gallery
  • Raju Bista at Ningol Chakouba Delhi
  • The bone of contention - Two Entities
  • Response to Govt Recommendations
  • Competing Claims Along India-Myanmar
  • 'Great October March 2019' at Odisha
  • From shared sovereignty to what ?
  • ...Manipur is the only option, Avakarar
  • Khehoi camp training Kuki to fight Naga: IM
  • Social significance of Ningol Chakkouba
  • Ningol Chakouba :: Flash Presentation
  • Sangai Festival: Cultural Program: Gallery
  • The poppy charms in Manipur hills
  • Fuska my umpteen desires
  • PANE Programme in PANDU College
  • Ani Thokpi culture: Two Ningol Chakkouba
  • The 'facts' is to decide the 'fate'
  • October 31 deadline stands: Ravi
  • NNPGs clarifies on Naga flag & constitution
  • Ningol Chakkouba Shopping #1: Gallery
  • Alert Rally- Peace Talks- Oct 26: Gallery
  • Maiba-Maibi Local Healers in Manipur
  • Will PM allow talks beyond 31 Oct
  • Licypriya meet landslide victims of Odisha
  • Everyone must maintain peace
  • The right one just for me :: Poem
  • Kakching District STDCM branch semkhre
  • Final pact sans NSCN (IM) ?
  • Ema Keithel #1 : Gallery
  • Cry of a Dying River - 98 :: Poem
  • Bioinformatics, computational & biology
  • Ningol Chakkouba Thabal at Bangalore
  • Jessica Akoijam in Miss United Nations
  • Heart Camp at Moreh District Hospital
  • NEC Tamchon Football Tournament
  • The need of IT in Legal Industry
  • Only Govt can calm the people
  • Bor khoiramba @Hiyangthang #3 : Gallery
  • Ningol Chakouba : A message
  • Peace Accord: Serious discourse needed
  • The End Can Open A New Map Out
  • Kill me only once :: Poem
  • FA: Letter of concern to PM
  • Looks of a besieged city
  • Restoring the picture of similar regalia
  • Sr NSCN (I-M) leader, 16 join GPRN
  • For a Diverse and Harmonious Manipur
  • Executive Members for 2019-20 for DAMMS
  • Speed is not enough to end TB : WHO
  • United Nations & Climate Action Day, 2019
  • Agricultural deceleration in Manipur
  • Fruits of secrecy over FA?
  • Wired barricades in Imphal
  • Churachand Kang Tournament #1 : Gallery
  • Cachar Pangal smitten with 'Choudhury'
  • Nattaba Lamchat, mob trial of women
  • The string of attachment :: Poem
  • Science Exposition at Takyelpat
  • Green entrepreneurship as career
  • Culturals @ Shirui Fest #1: Gallery
  • Last lap with formation of Pan-Naga Council
  • Talui in Ukhrul #2 : Gallery
  • Licypriya climate action protest: Gallery
  • Hiyang Tanaba @Lamlai #2: Gallery
  • Manipur Police Raising Day : Gallery
  • The taste of Singju
  • Mera Houchongba @Kangla #2: Gallery
  • Akhunba Takhellei #1 :: eRang
  • Chayom Thupki (Meetei Philosophy) #12
  • Shirui Lily Fest - Inauguration : Gallery
  • 123rd Lamyanba Irabot #3 : Gallery
  • AMAND Cultural @Pune #2 : Gallery
  • Bor khoiramba @Hiyangthang #2 : Gallery
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand : Timeline
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Haraoba #5 : Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2019 #4: Gallery
  • Tolloi, Ukhrul :: 360 Panorama View