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Tree Plantation in commemoration of World Folklore Day

22nd August, 2021

 1st Offline WCCM General Body Meeting / Tree Plantation in commemoration of World Folklore Day
1st Offline WCCM General Body Meeting / Tree Plantation in commemoration of World Folklore Day



1st Offline WCCM General Body Meeting cum Tree Plantation in commemoration of World Folklore Day

The first offline WCCM General Body Meeting cum Tree plantation in commemoration of World Folklore Day was held on 22nd August, 2021 at Thawai Hou (Art and Event Space) Heibongpokpi, Manipur. The event was sponsored by Meira Foods, Go Green Group, Arbin Tonjam and the Rosettes by Baby. The number of participants were 47. There was active participation from Go Green Group in today’s event. The event was documented by Storyteller. Famous folk singer, Mangka Mayanglambam also graced the event with her presence.

Laiphrakpam Andrew was the host of the meet. Welcome Address was given by Chelsi Phurailatpam. She thanked the sponsors of the Event as well as the Forest Department, Govt. Of Manipur for providing the tree saplings.

After the Welcome Address, Secretary of WCCM, Binita Pukhrambam extended a warm welcome to everyone present in the meet. She said in her speech that she was very much thankful to the sponsors for supporting WCCM in organising today’s Tree Plantation. She said, “The tree plantation has been done to preserve and protect the Flora and fauna of the state. WCCM provides a platform for the youth to submit their works and contribute. According to my opinion, reading is important to become a good writer, the youth are also reading as they are submitting contents to WCCM. ‘A child who read is a child who thinks.’”

She also expressed her views that in order to become a vigilant citizen, reading is very important and to understand what the Government is doing. The day is going to be a memorable day. She thanked Marjing Mayanglambam for doing a lot of hard work and said she became hardworking too after meeting him. She helped the Executive members too.

Founder Chairman, Marjing Mayanglambam spoke. He addressed the dignitaries, elders, friends, and all the guests. He thanked the sponsors and media partners. “WCCM was formed on 26th May, 2019 with co-founder Taniya Khangembam, Saka Mashangva and other members namely Jolly, Nirva, Meghabarna, with the aim to find an answer on how a youth can participate in Parliament, Politics and youth governance. Because of Covid-19 and further studies, WCCM meet was discontinued. WCCM came to life again on May 18, 2021 after discussing with Taniya Khangembam and several members joined the organisation.

Initially, WCCM was interested only in Youth politics but presently, focus is also given to promote and preserve literature, media, arts, artforms. Yesterday, 13th edition of WCCM e – magazine was also released. Our plan is to participate in social activism as a neutral platform to fight against discrimination, inequality and work against negative extremity in any fields, and to conduct anti-social element eradication as a responsible youth.

We are doing our best, we have been doing our best and we will be doing our best in the future. I would like to thank our WCCM members for your time, hardwork and to fight for the cause, which is for the betterment of the society. WCCM’s future is a long term plan with various projects, River conservation, Tree plantation etc . Thawai Hou is a developing space for performing arts and we have decided to have the plantation here so that we live close to greenery and not just pucca buildings surrounded by walls.”

Following the speech, oath taking of the Executive members of WCCM was done.

The first offline WCCM General Body Meeting was held in the presence of Founder Chairman, Secretary, Executive members, advisory members, guests, parents, and members of WCCM. A brief introduction of the members were done during the meeting too. The members are from diverse academic backgrounds. Several trees were planted by all present in the function. The vote of thanks was given by Asst. PR Manager Sanghamitra Wairokpam.


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